News archive from 8 October 2013

US politicians are 'playing with fire', says US Treasury Secretary as row over budget and debts attracts...

US politicians were yesterday accused of "playing with fire' as the row over the country's budget and debts drew a fresh round of international criticism. Democrats and Republicans traded blows over the looming US debt ceiling as the government...

 
How the Raspberry Pi powers big and small projects

How the Raspberry Pi powers big and small projects

There's no doubt that the Raspberry Pi bare-bones computer has captured the imagination of makers, hackers and artists around the world. The computers have been put to some novel uses, including a controller for a robot boat that is piloting itself...

 
The technology modernising Kenya's matatus

The technology modernising Kenya's matatus

Matatus - the ramshackle public mini-buses seating between 14 and 24 people that zip along the streets of Kenya's capital Nairobi - carry a third of the city's residents to and from work each day. The journey from the city centre to the working-class...

 
Escape games attract Hong Kong youth

Escape games attract Hong Kong youth

When 27-year-old commercial video producer Danny Ip wants to blow off steam, he does not automatically head to the nearest shopping mall or karaoke joint. Instead the Hong Kong native is fond of frequenting a non-descript office building in the heart...

BBC, 00:11 in Business
 
Malaria Vaccine 'Could Be Widespread By 2015'

Malaria Vaccine 'Could Be Widespread By 2015'

The world's first malaria vaccine could be in widespread use within two years following "significant" results from an ongoing clinical trial. Researchers have reported at a malaria conference in Durban, South Africa, that the jab continues...

 

UK hiring speeds up, pay inflation sharpest since early 2008

Readings above 50 indicate growth in appointments compared with a month earlier. Salaries awarded to people placed in permanent positions rose at the fastest pace since February 2008. "(The) figures show the jobs market continues to be the...

Reuters, 00:15 in Business
 

Former World Bank president rejoins Goldman Sachs

President Barack Obama opted not to renominate Zoellick when his term expired in 2012, choosing instead to tap Dr. Jim Yong Kim, the former president of Dartmouth University. Since leaving the World Bank, Zoellick has also joined the board of Temasek...

Reuters, 00:15 in Business
 

Talisman Energy shares surge as Carl Icahn acquires stake

Talisman's New York Stock Exchange-listed shares surged 10.9 percent in after-hours trading after Icahn revealed the stake. The stock closed at $12.75 (7.90 pounds) in New York on Monday. Icahn, a 77-year old billionaire, said in a filing with the...

Reuters, 00:15 in Business
 

U.S. SEC sees flaws in new Treasury asset manager report - sources

Last week the Office of Financial Research released the report, which found that activities of asset managers could pose risks to the broader marketplace. It sent shockwaves through the industry, because the findings could encourage regulators to...

Reuters, 00:15 in Business
 

China may smother South China Sea agenda at regional forum

Any substantive progress in resolving the dispute is unlikely at the East Asia Summit beginning in Brunei on Wednesday and tensions between China and other claimants to the oil- and gas-rich sea will likely linger, analysts, senior regional officials...

 

EXCLUSIVE - Harry Redknapp's explosive book serialisation: Spotting a child TV star

I first came across Theo Walcott when he was about 12. Mike Osman, the comedian, got involved in setting up a television show that was going to take a few kids who were good footballers, and follow their progress. He wanted me and Alan Ball to make...

Daily Mail, 00:17 in Sport
 

EXCLUSIVE: They thought the crash had killed me - and stole my watch

I'm lucky to be here. I try not to think about it. On the night of June 30, 1990, a minibus in which I was travelling was involved in a head-on collision on a road near Latina, in the region of Lazio, near Rome. I was sleeping in a passenger seat and...

Daily Mail, 00:17 in Sport
 

EXCLUSIVE: The sickening betrayal of Bobby Moore... and the day West Ham kicked him out of the ground like...

When I go to Upton Park these days there are two gigantic portraits in the corners at each end. One is of Sir Trevor Brooking, the other of Bobby Moore. Think about that. Sir Trevor Brooking; plain old Bobby Moore. No disrespect to Trevor, he was a...

Daily Mail, 00:17 in Sport
 

EXCLUSIVE: Watching Chelsea win the Champions League was the worst night of my football life as Gullit...

I made one of the biggest mistakes of my life the night I went to watch Chelsea win the 2012 Champions League final. You all know what happened. Chelsea were outplayed by Bayern Munich - as they had been by Barcelona and by Napoli in previous...

Daily Mail, 00:17 in Sport
 

EXCLUSIVE: I was on the touchline with £30k stuffed down my trousers

I think Portsmouth ended up giving Paul Merson about £5,000 a week - and Aston Villa were paying him £20,000. As soon as he walked in the dressing room, he had an effect. He was a great player for Portsmouth. He lifted everybody. I loved him but it...

Daily Mail, 00:17 in Sport
 


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