News archive from 1 November 2013

Ex-Madoff trader implicates other workers in decades-long fraud

David Kugel, who joined the firm in 1970 and worked there for nearly four decades, said he provided historical data on stock prices to Annette Bongiorno and Joann Crupi, who then fabricated trades in client accounts. "If someone looked at it, it...

Reuters, 23:59 in Business
 

Put 20% tax on soft drinks to cut obesity: Price levy will help 285,000 lose weight, says study

Slapping a 20 per cent tax on soft drinks would cut the number of fat Britons by more than a quarter of a million, claim experts. Researchers say a price hike would drive down sales of the sugary beverages and therefore benefit the nation's health. A...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Health
 
Prostate cancer deaths fall by a fifth in 20 years, says Cancer Research UK

Prostate cancer deaths fall by a fifth in 20 years, says Cancer Research UK

Snake in the grass: researchers distinguish between ‘vipers’ – aggressive cancers – and more benign ‘grass snakes’. Photograph: Peter Paul Van Dijk/AFP/Getty Images Death rates from prostate cancer have fallen by a fifth in the last two decades,...

Guardian, 00:09 in Health
 

Put 20% tax on soft drinks to cut obesity: Price levy will help 285,000 lose weight, says study

Slapping a 20 per cent tax on soft drinks would cut the number of fat Britons by more than a quarter of a million, claim experts. Researchers say a price hike would drive down sales of the sugary beverages and therefore benefit the nation's health. A...

Daily Mail, 00:12 in Health
 

Jermain to go! Striker faces axe in January as Spurs go looking for fresh blood

Jermain Defoe fears Tottenham are trying to force him out of White Hart Lane as they continue to stall on talks over a new contract. The North London club actively tried to offload Defoe, and strike partner Emmanuel Adebayor, over the summer - but...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 

Monaco consider £34million January swoop for Arsenal ace Walcott

French giants Monaco are considering a €40million (£34m) January swoop for Arsenal winger Theo Walcott. The England international has been sidelined with an abdominal strain and has not played since the Gunners' 2-1 victory over Marseille in...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 

LIVE NFL - Cincinnati Bengals @ Miami Dolphins: Follow all the action from Thursday Night Football in Florida

CINCINNATI @ MIAMI Sun Life Stadium Miami, Florida The Miami Dolphins will look to end their four-game losing streak when week nine of the regular-season kicks off on Thursday Night Football. The Dolphins were talked about as potential AFC East...

Daily Mail, 00:13 in Sport
 
Si Shen: On rebuilding her games firm Papaya Mobile

Si Shen: On rebuilding her games firm Papaya Mobile

Does the entrepreneurial spirit run in families? One company founder who thinks it might is Si Shen, of Papaya Mobile, which produces games for mobile phones. Si Shen was born and grew up in China. Her mother was a successful lawyer, but she was not...

BBC, 00:15 in Business
 

Obama halted NSA spying on IMF and World Bank headquarters

The order is the latest move by the White House to demonstrate that it is willing to curb at least some surveillance in the wake of leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden of programs that collect huge quantities of data on U.S. allies and...

 
Connecting the 'last mile' of market research in Africa

Connecting the 'last mile' of market research in Africa

"One thing about data in Africa is that there's a huge lack of it," says Jasper Grosskurth, managing director of Research Solutions Africa, a pan-African research firm based in Nairobi, Kenya. Continue reading the main story Special Report:...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 
Can drones appeal to the masses?

Can drones appeal to the masses?

The latest generation of camera-equipped drones offers the chance to take the kinds of photos once only available to helicopter pilots. The BBC's Kim Gittleson asks if the drones of the future will be panorama picture takers, not predators. On a...

 

Colombia defence minister says troop cuts after peace 'big mistake'

Colombia has struggled through a year of slow-paced talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in an effort to end a conflict that has killed more than 200,000 people since it began in 1964. Meanwhile the FARC has stepped up combat...

 

I forgive the nuns who stole my boy: Played by Judi Dench in a heart-rendering new film, PHILOMENA LEE,...

Philomena is a film that's left grown men sobbing: the heart-rending story of a naïve Irish girl whose illegitimate son is taken from her at the age of three and adopted by American parents - only for the two of them to spend the rest of their lives...

 

'Here I go into the future!' Heidi Klum turns into a wrinkled old lady with Oscar-winning make-up artist...

She's renowned for her commitment and dedication to creating over-the-top Halloween costumes. And Heidi Klum teased her 1.9 million Twitter followers with snaps of herself getting an old-age makeover for her 14th annual Halloween bash Thursday. The...

 

Angelic Beyonce cradles her little caterpillar Blue Ivy... as a feline Miranda Kerr giggles with superhero...

Halloween seems infinitely more fun when there's a little one involved. Just ask Beyonce and Miranda Kerr, who both took to social media to show off their babies' costumes. Beyonce, 33, was dressed as an angel as she cradled Blue Ivy, who was dressed...

 


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