News archive from 1 June 2012

Turnout low for treaty referendum

May 31 2012 Voter turnout in Ireland's referendum on the European fiscal treaty has been reported as low across the country. With polling stations open until 10pm and counting of ballots to start on Friday morning, only about a fifth of the 3.1...

 

After Facebook, Silicon Valley warily eyes Square

The much-heralded, next-generation payments company had been aiming to raise its next round of venture capital funds at a valuation of as much as $4 billion - up from $1 billion just a year ago. That is the sort of acceleration in valuation that...

 
WATSON KNOCKED OUT BY GOERGES

WATSON KNOCKED OUT BY GOERGES

Heather Watson's French Open run has come to an end in the second round with a 6-3 6-4 defeat at the hands of powerful 25th seed Julia Goerges. Like last year, the 20-year-old Watson won three matches in qualifying and then her first-round clash as...

Daily Star, 22:04 in Sport
 
LIVERPOOL SET TO UNVEIL RODGERS

LIVERPOOL SET TO UNVEIL RODGERS

Brendan Rodgers will be officially presented as Liverpool manager on Friday morning after a compensation deal with Swansea for him and a number of backroom staff was finalised. The 39-year-old will become the club's 20th manager in their 120-year...

Daily Star, 22:04 in Sport
 

China offers to avoid trade spat as EU mulls new tactic

Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming, on a visit to Brussels, said Beijing would seek to "exercise restraint in trade remedy measures", saying he wanted to see more European hi-tech exports to China. EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht,...

 
EDWARDS NOT GUILTY ON FRAUD CHARGE

EDWARDS NOT GUILTY ON FRAUD CHARGE

The jury could not reach a verdict on the other counts, leading the judge to declare a mistrial on them. Edwards was accused of masterminding a plan to use money from two wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress during his run for the White House...

 

Gupta trial - Closet call and promotional fund meetings

On Thursday, the prosecution put on the witness stand a former marketing manager at Rajaratnam's Galleon Group who testified that he participated in meetings in the United Arab Emirates with Gupta to promote Galleon funds to potential investors. The...

Reuters, 22:09 in Business
 
Microsoft appears on track for autumn Windows 8

Microsoft appears on track for autumn Windows 8

"The progress Microsoft is making leads me to believe that Windows 8 will be available in time for the holiday season this year," said David Johnson, an analyst at tech research firm Forrester. "I've been using the consumer preview for...

 

Aspirin vs warfarin: which is better?

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Lawmakers blast U.N. "power grab" for the Net

The U.S. government wants to bring as much ammunition as possible to a December meeting in Dubai where delegations from 193 countries will discuss whether to hand governance of the Internet over to the United Nations. The United States fears...

 

Authors win class status over Google digital books

U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin on Thursday said it would be more efficient for the authors to sue as a group, and that forcing them to sue individually would have risked disparate results and "exponentially" raised litigation costs. Chin was...

 
TERRY HANDED THREE-MATCH BAN

TERRY HANDED THREE-MATCH BAN

UEFA have confirmed the Blues captain will miss Chelsea's next two European matches following his red card in the semi-final second leg against Barcelona. The defender sat out Chelsea's victory over Bayern Munich in the final, as he served a mandatory...

 
Motiva completes $10 billion Gulf Coast JV refinery expansion

Motiva completes $10 billion Gulf Coast JV refinery expansion

"This ambitious expansion creates this country's largest refinery and one of the most advanced anywhere," said Shell Chief Executive Peter Voser under a huge party tent next to the churning plant. With the completion of a new crude...

Reuters, 22:23 in Business
 

DVT flying advice reassessed

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Road disruption pledge as pipe works begin

WATER chiefs have vowed to minimise road disruption in Maltby as a £400,000 scheme to replace Victorian drinking water pipes begins. Yorkshire Water will replace 1,800m of old pipe in the town with new plastic versions. The project is expected to take...

 


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