Falcons name Ryan Nielsen next defensive coordinator in Atlanta

Falcons name Ryan Nielsen next defensive coordinator in Atlanta

The Falcons have named former Saints defensive co-coordinator and defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen as the next defensive coordinator in Atlanta, the team announced Friday. The Falcons interviewed Nielsen on Tuesday, according to a report from NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. Nielsen has been part of the Saints organization since the 2017 season. Nielsen got his … Read more

Even simple movements make ripples in the brain

Even simple movements make ripples in the brain

Summary: A simple movement like the push of a button can send ripples of activity through neurons spanning the entire brain, a new study reports. Source: University of Oregon Even a simple movement like pressing a button sends ripples of activity through neural networks stretching across the brain, according to new research from the University … Read more

2 dead and 2 missing as rain hits New Zealand’s biggest city

2 dead and 2 missing as rain hits New Zealand’s biggest city

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Police said on Saturday two people died and two others were missing as torrential rain caused widespread disruption in New Zealand’s largest city. Authorities declared a state of emergency for the Auckland region and the country’s new prime minister, Chris Hipkins, flew to the city in a military plane to … Read more

Electric vehicle maker Lucid bursts into Saudi PIF report to buy remaining stake

Electric vehicle maker Lucid bursts into Saudi PIF report to buy remaining stake

Jan 27 (Reuters) – Shares of Lucid Group (LCID.O) jumped 43% on Friday, trimming gains after doubling down on market speculation that Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) wanted buy the electric vehicle manufacturer. The speculation stemmed from an “uncooked” alert attributed to deals website Betaville, using its term for market gossip. Lucid was the … Read more

Rays sign Pete Fairbanks to extension

Rays sign Pete Fairbanks to extension

The Rays announced Friday afternoon that they had signed a reliever Pete Fairbanks to a three-year extension with a 2026 club option. The deal buys out his three remaining seasons of arbitration eligibility, while the club option covers what would have been his first season as a free agent. Fairbanks, a client of Republik Sports, … Read more

A drug that increases dopamine can reverse the effects of inflammation on the brain in depression

A drug that increases dopamine can reverse the effects of inflammation on the brain in depression

Summary: Levodopa, a commonly prescribed drug for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease that increases dopamine in the brain, has been shown to reverse the effects of neuroinflammation on the reward system and improve symptoms associated with depression. Source: Emory University A study from Emory University published in Molecular psychiatry shows that levodopa, a drug that … Read more

US to launch economic talks in partnership with 11 Latin American countries

US to launch economic talks in partnership with 11 Latin American countries

Comment this story Comment The Biden administration said on Friday it would begin negotiations with 11 countries, mostly in Latin America, on a deal to promote regional economic cooperation without offering greater access to the U.S. market for their goods. The announcement was made during a virtual meeting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, U.S. … Read more

Oscars to review ‘campaign procedures’ after Andrea Riseborough backlash | Oscars 2023

Oscars to review ‘campaign procedures’ after Andrea Riseborough backlash |  Oscars 2023

The film academy has announced a review of “campaigning procedures” following a backlash at this year’s Oscar nominations. British actor Andrea Riseborough has been named surprise best actress for her role in Indie To Leslie after a popular campaign backed by the likes of Kate Winslet, Jane Fonda, Charlize Theron, Gwyneth Paltrow and Amy Adams. … Read more