India’s steelmakers are the covid-ravaged economy’s rare bright spot

The likes of JSW and Tata Steel have been quicker to restart production than foreign rivalsSTEELMAKERS HAVE for decades embodied India’s failed plans for prosperity. Post-independence socialism produced many mills but little steel. A partial privatisation in the 1990s created capacity, but also large firms fed by feckless state-backed lending. Many were subsequently exposed as…

IBM is acquiring Turbonomic to advance AIOps agenda

Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. IBM announced this week that it is acquiring Turbonomic, provider of application resource management (ARM) and network performance management (NPM) software infused with machine learning algorithms. Terms of the acquisition, which is expected to close this quarter, were not disclosed. The…

24 Great Beers You’ll Want to Drink This Summer

M. Okimoto & G. Kaye The whole “summer beer” category has undergone an upheaval in the last few years. Very suddenly, breweries started expanding the definition of summer beer to include super-sugary shandies, way-too-tart goses, and ultra-light fruited sessions. And then summer beers started to taste like, well, soda.You can blame (or thank?) hard seltzer,…

Epic acquires ArtStation

Epic Games today announced that it has acquired artist platform ArtStation.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.”At Epic, ArtStation will continue to operate as an independently branded platform while collaborating closely with the Unreal Engine team,” Epic said. “By joining forces, the ArtStation and Unreal Engine teams will be able to empower the creative community…

David Cox: Albion Rovers striker quits football over ‘abuse’ claim during Stenhousemuir game

David Cox left Ochilview at the interval of the game between Stenhousemuir and Albion RoversAlbion Rovers’ David Cox says he has quit football after claiming he was verbally abused about his mental health struggles by an opposition player. Cox, 32, left the stadium at half-time of his side’s game with Stenhousemuir and said he was…

FA Vase final: Amar and Arjun Purewal hoping to ‘break barriers’ at Wembley

Purewal twins Amar (left) and Arjun (right) play internationally for the Panjab FAVenue: Wembley Date: Monday, 3 May Kick-off: 13:00 BSTCoverage: Listen to build-up and live commentary on BBC Radio Newcastle.Amar and Arjun Purewal will make history at Wembley on Monday in a moment they hope will help to “break barriers”.The 31-year-old twins will become…

Social media boycott: Football joined by sporting bodies in four-day boycott

English football and cricket clubs and institutions will boycott Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for four daysFootball clubs, players, athletes and a number of sporting bodies have begun a four-day boycott of social media in an attempt to tackle abuse and discrimination on their platforms.It began at 15:00 BST on Friday and will end on Monday…