MORNING WRAP: Angels avoid disaster, Dodgers win with the long ball and more …

MORNING WRAP: Angels avoid disaster, Dodgers win with the long ball and more …

The Morning Wrap shares the day’s top five sports stories from our reporters at the Southern California Newspaper Group.   ONE: After blowing a lead in the ninth inning, the Angels came back to beat Houston 5-4 in 10 innings, and it was one that would have been hard to stomach…

Disintermediation and the Bankers’ Conundrum – Stanford Prof Says Status Quo Can’t Avoid Digital Currencies

Disintermediation and the Bankers’ Conundrum – Stanford Prof Says Status Quo Can’t Avoid Digital Currencies

Faced with dismal economic projections that show that the global economy will shrink by 3% in 2020, much worse than during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, adoption of technologies that can boost efficiency and optimize procedures is accelerating. According to Stanford Business School professor of finance Darrell Duffie, digital currencies, which…

Fury as Russians urged to avoid booze for two months after having Covid vaccine

Fury as Russians urged to avoid booze for two months after having Covid vaccine

Russian officials have aroused anger after warning civilians not to drink nearly two months after receiving the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. Anna Popova, head of the consumer health watchdog, claimed that drinking alcohol would reduce the body’s ability to build up immunity to Covid-19. She said, “It puts a strain…

Notorious drug dealer fakes own death with bloody 'torture' photos to avoid jail

Notorious drug dealer fakes own death with bloody 'torture' photos to avoid jail

A drug dealer failed to fake his own death in a desperate attempt not to be brought to justice. The infamous criminal named Gabriel C – known in Belgium as “Lange Vingers” (Lange Fingers) – staged photos of himself being tortured to death, complete with the word “thief” carved into…