News archive from 11 October 2013

German company to be in charge of World Cup goal-line technology... let's hope they'd still award this...

FIFA has confirmed that the German-based GoalControl GmbH will be the official provider of goal-line technology for next year's World Cup in Brazil. GoalControl won a tender in April that saw their technology used in the Confederations Cup in June...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 
Juventus executive Agnelli oversees club's revival

Juventus executive Agnelli oversees club's revival

Few football executives have been asked to take the reins of a global brand shortly after a corruption scandal, while also following in the footsteps of a trio of family members. But that is what happened to Andrea Agnelli, president of Italian giants...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Doctor Who: Yeti classic among episodes found in Nigeria

Doctor Who: Yeti classic among episodes found in Nigeria

Nine missing episodes of 1960s Doctor Who have been found at a TV station in Nigeria, including most of the classic story The Web of Fear. The black and white story sees Patrick Troughton's second Doctor battle robot yeti in the London underground....

BBC, 00:13 in Art & Culture
 

Doctors' hours: Jeremy Hunt orders inquiry into 48-hour 'straitjacket'

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered an inquiry into the European law that stops doctors working more than 48 hours a week, amid claims that it is damaging patient safety, continuity of care and junior doctors' training. A taskforce will examine...

Guardian, 00:14 in Health
 
Why small details matter for big firms

Why small details matter for big firms

Jan Smits is standing in his hotel room staring at his watch and he's not very happy. But Mr Smits is no ordinary guest. He's the Asia, Middle East and Africa chief executive of International Hotels Group (IHG), the world's largest hotel chain. On a...

BBC, 00:14 in Business
 

Blaze father's 'heart is crying'

Thousands of mourners have attended a funeral prayer service for a mother and her three children who died in a suspected arson attack. An estimated 7,000 people gathered in Leicester's Spinney Hill Park to pay their respects to the memory of Shehnila...

 

Driving test age rise considered

Teenagers face having to wait an extra year before being allowed to take a driving test under proposals being looked at by the Government. Tighter rules aimed at cutting the number of accidents involving young motorists have been put forward that...

 

Blaze father's 'heart is crying'

Thousands of mourners have attended a funeral prayer service for a mother and her three children who died in a suspected arson attack. An estimated 7,000 people gathered in Leicester's Spinney Hill Park to pay their respects to the memory of Shehnila...

 

New checks in 'nasty' migrant Bill

Landlords, employers, bankers and DVLA staff are all expected to take part in checks for illegal immigrants under tough reforms dubbed "nasty" by human rights campaigners. Unveiling the Government's highly-anticipated Immigration Bill,...

 

Driving test age rise considered

Teenagers face having to wait an extra year before being allowed to take a driving test under proposals being looked at by the Government. Tighter rules aimed at cutting the number of accidents involving young motorists have been put forward that...

 

MPs warn on asylum decision-making

Britain is at risk of harbouring war criminals and terrorists due to p oor decisions made by border officials, an influential group of MPs has warned. In a damning report on asylum, the Home Affairs Select Committee said it was concerned by the...

 

SSE chief points to 'green agenda'

The chief executive of the energy company putting up its prices by up to 10% has said the rise would be "helpful" if it focused the nation on its spending priorities. SSE's Alistair Phillips-Davies called for a debate on the "green...

 

Driving test age rise considered

Teenagers face having to wait an extra year before being allowed to take a driving test under proposals being looked at by the Government. Tighter rules aimed at cutting the number of accidents involving young motorists have been put forward that...

 

Royal Mail given £3.3bn valuation

Royal Mail will be valued at £3.3 billion when it makes its stock market debut and more than 690,000 private investors will receive shares under the offer. The Government said all retail investors who applied for between the £750 minimum and £10,000...

 

Rules on doctors' hours reviewed

The Government has ordered a review of how European rules limiting the number of hours doctors can work is affecting the NHS. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced an independent review chaired by the Royal College of Surgeons to assess the impact of...

 


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