Reviews of the new version, Scrabble Go, have been mixed with youngsters enjoying the rewards element and the colourful design while veteran Scrabble fans claim the old EA app was easier to use and a more realistic adaptation of the popular board game. … [Read more...] about Victory is a seven-letter word as Scrabble app’s new owners bow to pressure from traditional players who were appalled by ‘neon’ redesign ‘aimed at eight-year-olds’
Traditional knowledge system
No doubt I’ll forever be stuck watching the players wearing all-white, the half-empty royal box, the hushed tones about strawberries and cream and the “traditions”. But with luck, in future years, while looking forward to these two weeks I can also look forward to women being treated as less than second class. … [Read more...] about Of all the dumb traditions of Wimbledon, its sexism is the worst
The lead author, Prof Benjamin Horton of the university’s Asian School of the Environment, said the research aimed to condense the growing mass of academic studies about sea-level projections into a simple overview. “It is useful to survey leading experts on the expected sea-level rise, which provides a broader picture of future scenarios and informs policymakers so they can prepare necessary measures,” he said. … [Read more...] about Sea levels could rise more than a metre by 2100, experts say
Such flamboyance grates in Chechnya where poverty is widespread. Statistics released yesterday show a quarter of Russia's officially unemployed live in the Muslim republic of one million. While most residents were too afraid to give their surnames, voices of dissent could still be heard yesterday on the back streets near Grozny's central market. "The Chechens are an egalitarian people, it's not in our tradition to elevate one above the rest," said Shamil, 37. "That's just idol worship," he added, pointing at a 7m billboard of Kadyrov with the slogan "We're proud of you!". Social worker Zarema, 24, said: "Everyone knows that his men take a cut from state wages to pay for all these new buildings." … [Read more...] about Putin hands Chechnya control to militia leader
Local officials have shown limited interest in the problem, though the South African department of environment, forestry and fisheries has appointed an expert panel to recommend actions needed “to properly manage and conserve all shark species found along the country’s coasts, and to guide their long-term sustainable use”. … [Read more...] about Great white vanishing act: where have South Africa’s famous sharks gone?