News archive from 4 March 2011

Oil reserves give price safety valve - U.S.'s Geithner

In wide-ranging testimony before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Geithner again tweaked China for keeping its currency too low and assured lawmakers he was committed to expanding U.S. overseas trade while playing down risks that oil...

Reuters, 22:01 in Business
 
Facebook valued at $65 billion in new investment

Facebook valued at $65 billion in new investment

The deal, which has not closed and requires approval from Facebook, would give General Atlantic a 0.1 percent stake in Facebook, according to the report. General Atlantic declined to comment on the reports. Facebook did not immediately return requests...

 
Timeline: Apple milestones and product launches

Timeline: Apple milestones and product launches

1976 - High-school buddies Steven Wozniak and Steven Jobs start Apple Computer. Their first product, Apple I, built in circuit board form, debuts at "the Homebrew Computer Club" in Palo Alto, California, to little fanfare. 1977 - Apple II is...

 

Marvell quarterly results below estimates

Analysts on average had expected Marvell to report fourth-quarter revenue of $924 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Hurt by concerns about soft PC sales and increasing competition in its smartphone processor business, Marvell has seen its...

 
Bronwyn Hill: the woman who smashed Whitehall's glass ceiling

Bronwyn Hill: the woman who smashed Whitehall's glass ceiling

For decades, the corridors of power in the civil service were dominated by men. But the sound of smashing glass has reverberated across Whitehall with the news that as many women as men now control the government's top departments. The glass ceiling...

Guardian, 22:03 in Politics
 
Egypt's PM quits as army seen responding to demands

Egypt's PM quits as army seen responding to demands

Shafiq was appointed prime minister by Mubarak in his final days in office before he was ousted on February 11 after an 18-day popular uprising which shook the Middle East. There have since been protests and political pressure for Shafiq to step...

 

Shi'ites stage protests in Saudi oil province

Demonstrations of about 100 people were seen in the small Gulf coast town of Awwamiya, as well as in the nearby Shi'ite centre of Qatif, demanding the release of those the protesters say were arrested for security reasons and held, in some cases, for...

 

The vicious blood pressure cycle

My poor friend Hazel is hobbling around in pain waiting for a hip operation. But she can't have one because she has high blood pressure; because she is worried about her hip operation and is desperate for her blood pressure to go down, so it goes up....

 
Age of the Dragons – review

Age of the Dragons – review

Age of the Dragons Production year: 2011 Country: USA Directors: Ryan Little Cast: Danny Glover, Vinnie Jones More on this film A textbook lesson in how not to adapt a literary classic – though it's so spectacularly bad, it could well achieve mythical...

 
Tran Anh Hung enters Norwegian Wood – and emerges to tell the tale

Tran Anh Hung enters Norwegian Wood – and emerges to tell the tale

Tran Anh Hung says he wants to be less interested in films. He wants to be less steeped in the knowledge of music, art and literature; free of the cultural baggage most people spend a lifetime accumulating. Despite a career quietly racking up prizes...

 
Get Carter: In search of lost Tyne

Get Carter: In search of lost Tyne

It's not even midday, and already my head is filled with stuff both unpleasant and grimly compelling: murder, violence, organised crime, the lower-grade parts of the sex industry, you name it. Having already visited pubs, houses, and the ruins of...

 
Lupe Fiasco: 'I have the right to speak out' | Angus Batey

Lupe Fiasco: 'I have the right to speak out' | Angus Batey

'Solzhenitsyn put it very quaintly," says Lupe Fiasco. "Basically, there's a duality in everything – there's two sides to every story. Sometimes they complement each other, and sometimes they conflict." Exploring and exploding...

 

Mystery bird: western gull, Larus occidentalis

Western gull, Larus occidentalis, photographed at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA, USA. Image: Joseph Kennedy, 21 December 2010 [velociraptorize]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/200s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400...

 
Efterklang: Access all areas | Maddy Costa

Efterklang: Access all areas | Maddy Costa

'We're really on a mission here," declares Rasmus Stolberg, the neatly moustachioed bassist for Efterklang. "Our challenge has never been about writing that love tune that will make everyone cry. It's about making music that could take...

 
How the midwest won over the dancefloor

How the midwest won over the dancefloor

'At times, I felt like the baddest cunt in the room. I felt like I owned it." Andy Butler, ringleader of dance act Hercules and Love Affair, is reminiscing about his days dancing to Chicago house. "There was a frenetic pace that was really...

 


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