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Raven Saunders   of the US raised her arms and crossed them in the shape of an “X” on the podium after receiving her silver medal in the shot put. She said later the gesture was  “for oppressed people”. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP/Getty Images

In the morning, Raven Saunders of the United States captured the silver medal in the shot put. At night, Saunders delivered the first political demon(...)

Fintan McCarthy and Paul O’Donovan   celebrate their gold medal  victory in the Men’s Double Sculls at the   Sea Forest Waterway, Tokyo. Photograph: Steve McArthur/Inpho

Few of us can ever begin to imagine being stuck in this moment. Olympic champion, Olympic gold medal winner, immortal in your own event and a rare and(...)

Malaysian police look on as a steamroller crushes bitcoin-mining machines in the city of Miri. Photograph: Dennis Wong/AFP

Image of the week: Crushed crypto Cryptocurrencies are a “tulip bulb” with “no inherent worth”, according to Luke Ellis, boss of hedge fund manager M(...)

Jackie Mason performing in 2003. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/New York Times

Jackie Mason (Yacov Moshe Maza) Born: June 9th, 1928 Died: July 24th, 2021 During the course of his six-decade career, Jackie Mason was declared one(...)

Remote working hubs will become commonplace as in the post-pandemic world of work, with the Government planning to create of network of 400 hubs  and tax breaks for individuals and companies that support homeworking. Photograph: iStock

At Irish software company 3D Issue, employees work a four-day week. Paul McNulty, its founder, says the policy helps attract local talent. Since the p(...)

Netflix’s The Crown received 24 nods, including for Josh O’Connor (left) as Prince Charles and Olivia Coleman as the queen

The Crown and The Mandalorian led nominations on Tuesday for the Emmy Awards in a field packed with newcomers and feel-good TV shows that reflected th(...)

A computer-generated image of the Inis shop in Huntington Beach, California, which the Wicklow company will open later this year. Image: RetailREHAB

Wicklow-based perfumery Fragrances of Ireland is bound for the beaches of California. The export business behind the sea-inspired Inis brand is openin(...)

Pop a cherry on top of the Ice Cream Sundae and dig in!

It’s a sizzling hot July day in the Heartland of America. I am 10 and tanned, wearing ponytails and a pair of cut-off Levi 501’s. The sum of my small (...)

 Gravediggers carry the coffin of a Covid-19 victim during a burial at Vila Formosa cemetery in São Paulo on May 8th, 2021. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

The world’s known coronavirus death toll passed 4 million Thursday, a loss roughly equivalent to the population of Los Angeles, according to the Centr(...)

New York police officers at a scene where an officer was shot in Brooklyn on May 13th, 2021. Photograph: The New York Times

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a new state of emergency around gun violence and committed almost $139 million to reverse the trend of ris(...)

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