News archive from 6 September 2014

Wigan 21-6 Leeds: Warriors show determination to hang on to Super League crown with hard-fought win over...

Wigan demonstrated their determination to hang on to their Super League crown with a hard-fought 21-6 win over Leeds that lifts them into second place in the table. The Warriors played like champions to establish a 14-0 interval lead and withstood a...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Sport
 

David Beckham meeting inspired me to gold says Paralympic star Jonnie Peacock  

Jonnie Peacock's mum Linda is welling up with tears when the Paralympic athlete starts to talk about his meeting with David Beckham. ‘This is the second best day of my life,’ he admitted at the launch of Sainsbury’s Show Your Support campaign for the...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Sport
 
Gin sales helps Grant’s reach sales record

Gin sales helps Grant’s reach sales record

family distiller William Grant & Sons, behind Glenfiddich and Grant's whiskies along with Hendrick's gin, has bucked relatively modest growth being seen by some of its rivals, with double-digit sales increases on its core brands. The 127-year-old...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
COMMENT: Eurozone plans | sterling fall-out

COMMENT: Eurozone plans | sterling fall-out

THIS week the European Central Bank signalled the beginning of the end of the great wave of globalisation that followed the collapse of Communism. On Thursday, the ECB slashed interest rates below zero in a very belated bid to head off deflation in...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Police commissioner criticised by former deputy

Police commissioner criticised by former deputy

FORMER deputy police commissioner Tracey Cheetham has criticised her boss's decision not to stand down in the the wake of the Rotherham child abuse scandal. In her resignation letter she urged Shaun Wright 'to do the right thing' and resign following...

 
Chinese shaolin warrior temple to promote brand

Chinese shaolin warrior temple to promote brand

Help wanted: ancient Buddhist temple famed for its kung fu monks seeks media directors to build brand. English and social media skills required. Not necessary to be a monk, practise martial arts or be vegetarian. That online ad placed by China’s...

 
Gunfire detection system to save African wildlife

Gunfire detection system to save African wildlife

POACHERS in South Africa now risk giving themselves away when they shoot, thanks to a gunfire detection system being piloted in Kruger National Park. The stakes are high in the country’s flagship reserve, as rhinos are being slain in escalating...

 
Republicans to rule senate amid Obama unpopularity

Republicans to rule senate amid Obama unpopularity

America's unofficial end of summer this week marked the unofficial beginning of the campaign that may give Republicans control of the Senate. It is an outcome that could halt president Barack Obama’s legislative agenda in his final two years in the...

 
Five miners killed following Bosnia earthquake

Five miners killed following Bosnia earthquake

FIVE Bosnian miners were confirmed dead yesterday after an earthquake triggered a collapse at the Raspotocje mine, as emergency teams helped 29 survivors to the surface. The manager of the mine, Esad Civic, said 34 miners had been trapped 1,600ft...

 
Strong pound influencing where UK tourists holiday abroad, survey suggests

Strong pound influencing where UK tourists holiday abroad, survey suggests

England fans at the World Cup in Brazil. Sales of the Brazilian real rose by 215% in June-August compared with the same period in 2013. Photograph: Tom Jenkins for the Guardian UK tourists are flocking to overseas destinations where the pound is...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 
Why selling at the FTSE's 7,000 mark might not be so clever

Why selling at the FTSE's 7,000 mark might not be so clever

London’s blue-chip index came close to the 7,000 mark this week. Photograph: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP Investing easy?Take a look at the 20-year chart of the FTSE 100 index and you could be forgiven for thinking investing is easy. One only had to get two...

Guardian, 00:08 in Business
 
Gordon Brown: ‘No’ equals more powers for Holyrood

Gordon Brown: ‘No’ equals more powers for Holyrood

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: Gordon Brown has spelled out the new powers which he says Scotland is guaranteed after a No vote, claiming that the UK is being "irreversibly transformed" by the spread of devolution. The former prime minister revealed...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Politics
 
Developer plans 40 new homes in Ashover

Developer plans 40 new homes in Ashover

A developer has applied to build a new housing estate in a village. Marsh Green Estates Ltd has submitted an application to North East Derbyshire District Council to build 40 new homes at the junction of Narrowleys Lane and Moor Road, Ashover. The...

 

Apple bolsters design team with Marc Newson as it prepares to reveal the iWatch

Designer Marc Newson is joining Apple as it prepares to unveil its smartwatch next week. The Australian born designer, who now lives in London, designer will be part of senior vice president of design Jonathan Ive's team. He has already designed...

 

Flower power! Putting a plant on your desk can make you happier and more productive

Having plants in your office can make staff happier and more productive, researchers have claimed. They said a bit of greenery can boost productivity by 15% Researchers say their study is the first to examine the effects of 'green' vs 'lean' or...

 


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