News archive from 8 June 2012

RIM discards 16 GB PlayBook tablet

RIM discards 16 GB PlayBook tablet

RIM sold the 16 GB version for $199, while the 32 GB and 64 GB models are priced at $249 and $299. The device is strategically important for RIM as it is the first product to use the QNX operating system RIM will move onto its future phones. RIM wants...

 

Barnes & Noble says U.S. e-books deal hurts public

The top U.S. bookstore chain, which has been battling with Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) in the growing e-books market, said in a letter sent to the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday that the settlement would lead to "higher overall average e-book...

 
Remarkable find celebrates reign of Queen Victoria

Remarkable find celebrates reign of Queen Victoria

A PLAQUE celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria has been discovered at the Worcestershire County Museum. The timely find was made by a shocked gardener at the Hartlebury museum as he cut back undergrowth around a water fountain. Museum...

 
London 2012 Olympic Torch: Finally it’s Flame in June for Scottish tour

London 2012 Olympic Torch: Finally it’s Flame in June for Scottish tour

THE Olympic flame was ferried across the Irish Sea into a wet and windswept quayside last night to begin its tour of Scotland. Doreen Bowie was greeted by cheers as she stepped off the ferry gangway in Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway, after the...

 

Motorway crash driver from Darwen had drugs in his system

A 32-YEAR-OLD man who crashed on the M65 has been convicted of drug-driving because of prescription medication that was in his system. A urine test on Roy Preston after the accident revealed the presence of alpraz- olam which is used to treat...

 

Popeye feels the long arm of the police fingerprint

INTRIGUE surrounds just exactly what's been going on in the life of County Hall's very own Gene Hackman double, Andrew Grant. There he was at the police authority meeting the other day (if he'd worn a pork pie hat and he would have been Popeye Doyle...

 
REMARCK: SYSTEM IS 'UNBELIEVEABLE'

REMARCK: SYSTEM IS 'UNBELIEVEABLE'

Patrice Remarck claims Great Britain Taekwondo selectors have "manufactured" their candidate - Lutalo Muhammad, ranked 58 places below 21-year-old Cook in the under-80kg category - with the criteria they have applied. Remarck insists Cook,...

 

Special day for Sharapova

Maria Sharapova was able to celebrate a landmark day as she reached her first French Open final and ensured she will become world number one for the first time in four years. It has been a long road back for the Russian since shoulder surgery in 2008...

People, 22:13 in Sport
 

Defoe grateful for support

England striker Jermain Defoe has expressed his gratitude for the messages of support he has received following the death of his father. Defoe returned to England from Euro 2012 duty on Thursday morning after being informed his father Jimmy had lost...

People, 22:13 in Sport
 

Burnley charity for the handicapped wins prestigious award

By Chris Adams A CATHOLIC organisation which helps disabled children in Burnley and Pendle has won a prestigious award. The Burnley, Pendle and District Group of Salford Diocese Catholic Fellowship for the Handicapped will be presented with the...

 

Motorway crash driver from Darwen had drugs in his system

A 32-YEAR-OLD man who crashed on the M65 has been convicted of drug-driving because of prescription medication that was in his system. A urine test on Roy Preston after the accident revealed the presence of alpraz- olam which is used to treat...

 
JPMorgan trading loss shows danger in bank size -Volcker

JPMorgan trading loss shows danger in bank size -Volcker

The news has rattled Wall Street and Washington and raised questions about whether banks are still taking too many risks following the 2007-2009 financial crisis. "Maybe this JPMorgan thing is an illustration that these(banks) are really too big...

Reuters, 22:16 in Business
 

Burnley charity for the handicapped wins prestigious award

By Chris Adams A CATHOLIC organisation which helps disabled children in Burnley and Pendle has won a prestigious award. The Burnley, Pendle and District Group of Salford Diocese Catholic Fellowship for the Handicapped will be presented with the...

 

Burnley charity for the handicapped wins prestigious award

By Chris Adams A CATHOLIC organisation which helps disabled children in Burnley and Pendle has won a prestigious award. The Burnley, Pendle and District Group of Salford Diocese Catholic Fellowship for the Handicapped will be presented with the...

 

Nintendo's new Wii fires up two-screen game debate

Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo touted features at the industry's biggest annual gathering this week that let gamers employ a separate display in tandem with their TVs. Publishers like Ubisoft are designing games that will make use of this second screen...

 


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