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Harry Kane’s mask slips – now we finally see how much his trophy curse means

Harry Kane’s mask slips – now we finally see how much his trophy curse means

[ad_1] At the Bernabeu on Wednesday night, the television cameras caught Harry Kane watching the last few moments of Bayern Munich’s late meltdown from behind one of the high-backed dugout chairs and briefly let slip the customary mask of composure. Kane is an unusual modern footballer in that he rarely permits himself to convey a flicker of vulnerability in the difficult moments. For the hundreds of hours he has spent on a pitch, it is hard to recall much overt Kane despair beyond the occasional bout of staring into the mid-distance. Yet as the Real Madrid comeback unfolded on the pitch he slumped, pressed his forehead dolefully into the seat in front of him and could no longer watch. At 30, of course, and still without a trophy, his tale is one of the compelling stories of football. How the great English goalscorer of his generation ended up with nothing by this stage of his career is a remarkable outcome. He will doubtless win something domestically eventually at a dysfunctional Bayern, still without a manager …

‘Dangerous’ men found with gun and ‘sinister’ clown mask in boot of car | Scoop News

‘Dangerous’ men found with gun and ‘sinister’ clown mask in boot of car | Scoop News

[ad_1] Two “dangerous” men have been jailed for firearm offences after a loaded gun, 15 rounds of ammunition, and a “sinister” clown mask were found in the boot of their rental car. The pistol, which was recovered from a black Nike bag, was used in a London shooting a month before Akelle Charles and Ricardo Thomas were arrested at gunpoint at a service station. The pair had made their way in the vehicle from the capital to Wolverhampton late on 26 October last year. Image: (L-R): Akelle Charles and Ricardo Thomas. Pics: West Midlands Police The next day they headed on to the M40 motorway and then stopped at Warwick Services where they were detained by officers just before 9pm. The pistol was forensically examined and linked to bullet cases left at the scene of the London shooting, where a number of shots had been fired at a house. Charles’s home was just over two miles from the scene of the attack, although there was no evidence linking him to it, West Midlands Police said. …

Gigi Hadid’s gold leaf face mask gave her such a Met Gala glow and now I’m inspired

Gigi Hadid’s gold leaf face mask gave her such a Met Gala glow and now I’m inspired

[ad_1] Supermodel Gigi Hadid was literally glowing at the 2024 Met Gala on Monday night – and I think her gold leaf face mask had something to do with it! While everyone is talking about the spectacular haute couture looks on the red carpet, the HELLO! Shopping team were also taking notes on the celebrity-approved beauty treatments and makeup.  From Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor’s perfect pink lipstick and drugstore press on nails to Pamela Anderson’s blush (yes, the Baywatch star, who stopped wearing makeup, returned, briefly, to wearing full-face glam), we kept track so you don’t have to! © Taylor HillGigi Hadid’s skin was flawless at the 2024 Met Gala And topping our skincare faves from the night was Gigi and her luxe gold leaf face mask. The supermodel shared a couple of snaps to her Instagram stories rocking the golden glow-booster mask – one while in a car, showing that you really can apply this facial treatment anywhere. © Instagram/gigihadidThe supermodel shared a snap of herself wearing a gold leaf facial treatment as she prepared for the …

Razer hit with .1M FTC fine over glowing ‘N95’ mask COVID claims

Razer hit with $1.1M FTC fine over glowing ‘N95’ mask COVID claims

[ad_1] The Federal Trade Commission hit Razer with a $1.1 million fine Tuesday. The order claims that the gaming accessory maker misled consumers by claiming that its flashy Zephyr mask was certified as N95-grade. “These businesses falsely claimed, in the midst of a global pandemic, that their face mask was the equivalent of an N95 certified respirator,” FTC Bureau of Consumer Projection Director Samuel Levine noted in a statement. “The FTC will continue to hold accountable businesses that use false and unsubstantiated claims to target consumers who are making decisions about their health and safety.” Razer has predictably pushed back against the commission’s claims. “We disagree with the FTC’s allegations and did not admit to any wrongdoing as part of the settlement,” a representative from the company said in a statement to TechCrunch. “It was never our intention to mislead anyone, and we chose to settle this matter to avoid the distraction and disruption of litigation and continue our focus on creating great products for gamers. Razer cares deeply about our community and is always …

Surprise! That futuristic COVID mask was even sketchier than we thought

Surprise! That futuristic COVID mask was even sketchier than we thought

[ad_1] The Federal Trade Commission has ordered Razer to issue over $1.1 million in full refunds for its Razer Zephyr facemasks after alleging the PC gaming accessory company falsely billed its futuristic “wearable air purifier” as equivalent to N95-grade respirators. In truth, the FTC says Zephyr’s makers never even submitted their product for testing to either the FDA or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).  Razer is best known for its sleek, futuristic, luminescent video gaming accessories—but during the height of COVID-19, the company specializing in RGB backlit keyboards and headphones thought it wise to wade into pandemic healthcare. Released in October 2021 following nearly a year of internet hype, the Razer Zephyr looked more like a cyberpunk cosplay accessory than an actual “wearable air purifier.” Still, the transparent, twin-fan mask included three replaceable filters supposedly functioned together as equivalents to existing N95-grade products. Outlets approached the odd healthcare accessory with a mix of anticipation and skepticism after plans were revealed in January 2021, later considered the pandemic’s deadliest month in the …

Government Forcing Razer to Pay .1 Million to People Who Bought Its Bizarre RGB Mask

Government Forcing Razer to Pay $1.1 Million to People Who Bought Its Bizarre RGB Mask

[ad_1] “These businesses falsely claimed, in the midst of a global pandemic, that their face mask was the equivalent of an N95 certified respirator.” Liar, Liar Razer, a company best known for its PC gaming hardware, is being forced to refund over $1.1 million to the thousands of customers that bought its face mask, the US Federal Trade Commission announced on Monday, in a move that is part of the agency’s effort “to combat COVID-related health product scams.” In its complaint detailing a proposed settlement, the FTC claimed that Razer advertised its Zephyr mask, which was sold for $100, as offering N-95 grade protection even though the company never submitted the product for testing and certification. On top of the refunds Razer is being forced to pay, the FTC has slapped on a civil penalty of $100,000, barring the company from “from making COVID-related health misrepresentations or unsubstantiated health claims about protective health equipment.” Not Very Sharp Sold in 2021 during the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Zephyr mask, in self-indulgently gamer fashion, was …

Gaming firm Razer ordered to pay over US.1 million in US for advertising Zephyr mask as N95-grade

Gaming firm Razer ordered to pay over US$1.1 million in US for advertising Zephyr mask as N95-grade

[ad_1] SINGAPORE: Gaming hardware company Razer will have to pay more than US$1.1 million (S$1.5 million) to refund customers in the United States after it misrepresented the performance and efficacy of supposed N95-grade face masks known as Zephyr.  Under the proposed settlement, it must also pay a civil penalty of US$100,000 along with its affiliated entities involved in the development, marketing and sale of the masks, said the Federal Trade Commission in a news release on Monday (Apr 29). “These businesses falsely claimed, in the midst of a global (COVID-19) pandemic, that their face mask was the equivalent of an N95 certified respirator,” said Samuel Levine, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.  According to the FTC, Razer advertised the Zephyr masks as N95-grade even though they never submitted them for testing to the FDA or National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The masks, which were launched in 2021, were also never certified as N95. “The complaint alleges that Razer only stopped the false advertising following negative press coverage and consumer outrage at the deceptive claims,” …

Invisible face mask reduces airborne virus transmission

Invisible face mask reduces airborne virus transmission

[ad_1] The device creates a filtered airflow in front of the user’s face, reducing the concentration of viruses in the air and therefore the risk of infection. (CREDIT: KTH) Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, respiratory masks played a crucial role in combatting virus transmission. However, they often posed discomfort and communication barriers. Ricardo Vinuesa, from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, leads a study presenting an innovative solution potentially revolutionizing preventive measures against airborne infections. Picture a cap equipped with a built-in fan blowing air in front of your face. This isn’t a joke but a novel innovation. Through advanced simulations of virus particle spread, an international team devised a simple, cost-effective solution significantly reducing airborne virus transmission risk. More effective than traditional face masks, this concept redirects airflow away from the user, surpassing mask efficacy. “Face masks and a distance of 2 meters are helpful, but actively directing virus-laden air downwards is even better. Our solution not only outperforms masks but also fosters comfortable interaction,” Vinuesa elaborates. With partial face coverage, the device enhances social interaction, …

Give up lie-ins and buy an eye mask: how to get better sleep | Saving money

Give up lie-ins and buy an eye mask: how to get better sleep | Saving money

[ad_1] Changes that cost nothing Dr Nicola Cann, a sleep consultant and psychologist, says sleeping is a natural process “that our bodies are primed for”, so there is a lot you can do to improve it without spending anything. The first of her three favourite suggestions is getting some morning daylight. “This could be a 20-minute walk or just drinking your coffee by a big window. Daylight helps to set our circadian rhythms [physical, mental and behavioural changes that follow a 24-hour cycle and are affected by light and darkness].” She also suggests an evening wind-down routine that you can look forward to. “Most of us can’t jump into bed and fall straight to sleep. Having a pleasant wind-down routine for the last 30 to 60 minutes before you go to bed helps our bodies and brains to switch into sleep mode so that falling asleep is easier.” Her last bit of advice is to wake up at the same time every day, even at weekends. “Most of us need between 13 and 16 hours …

A Vigilante Hacker Took Down North Korea’s Internet. Now He’s Taking Off His Mask

A Vigilante Hacker Took Down North Korea’s Internet. Now He’s Taking Off His Mask

[ad_1] “That’s not nice, and it’s not a good norm,” says Schneider. She says that much of the US government’s slow approach to cyberattacks stems from its care to ensure it avoids unintentionally hitting civilians as well as breaking international law or triggering dangerous blowback. Still, Schneider concedes that Caceres and Angus have a point: The US could be using its cyber forces more, and some of the explanations for why it doesn’t amount to bureaucracy. “There are good reasons, and then there are bad reasons,” says Schneider. “Like, we have complicated organizational politics, we don’t know how to do things differently, we’re bad at using this type of talent, we’ve been doing it this way for 50 years, and it worked well for dropping bombs.” America’s offensive hacking has, by all appearances, gotten less aggressive and less nimble over the past half decade, Schneider points out. Starting in 2018, for instance, General Paul Nakasone, then the head of Cyber Command, advocated a “defend forward” strategy aimed at taking cyber conflict to the enemy’s network …