News archive from 12 January 2011

Medical science will benefit from the research of crowds | Elizabeth Pisani

Medical science will benefit from the research of crowds | Elizabeth Pisani

Monday was a great day for public health research. It was also a scary day for researchers. Scary because on Monday, with a minimum of fanfare, the paymasters of public health research put the scientists they fund at the frontline of the data-sharing...

Guardian, 22:02 in Business
 
Companies warily eye new consumer complaint sites

Companies warily eye new consumer complaint sites

The Consumer Product Safety Commission plans to go public on March 11 with a searchable database of consumer complaints about specific products. The agency unveiled the project on Tuesday at its www.saferproducts.gov/ website. Meanwhile, the Consumer...

 
Six arrested over Mauritius hotel murder

Six arrested over Mauritius hotel murder

Police in Mauritius tonight detained six people over the murder of Michaela Harte, the daughter of one of Ireland's most revered sports managers, who had been on honeymoon on the island. Detectives believe the 27-year-old language teacher may have...

 
West Ham United 2-1 Birmingham City | Carling Cup semi-final first leg

West Ham United 2-1 Birmingham City | Carling Cup semi-final first leg

If Avram Grant does survive as the manager of West Ham United, and goodness knows, the jury remains out, he will know who he has to thank. His 10-man team was heading for a damaging draw in this first leg, and Grant for almost certain dismissal in...

Guardian, 22:10 in Sport
 
Neil Lennon counsels Niall McGinn over bullets in post

Neil Lennon counsels Niall McGinn over bullets in post

Neil Lennon has held talks with his winger Niall McGinn after packages containing bullets addressed to the pair were intercepted in Northern Ireland last week. Lennon has received death threats in the past but the surprise involvement of McGinn in...

Guardian, 22:10 in Sport
 
Big test for Eoin Morgan the self-taught master of the unorthodox

Big test for Eoin Morgan the self-taught master of the unorthodox

Eoin Morgan, England's most inventive one-day batsman, is such an adroit discoverer of secret spaces that he should be accompanied to the crease by his own "mind the gap" announcer. So original is his strokeplay, so outrageous his clips,...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Uefa outlines threat to ban European clubs who break rules on finance | Owen Gibson

Uefa outlines threat to ban European clubs who break rules on finance | Owen Gibson

Looking out over the calm waters of Lake Geneva, Uefa executives today considered the far-reaching effects of new rules that they claim will irrevocably change the landscape of European football. Their accountants outlined, in painstaking detail, the...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Paul Jewell looks to add some lustre to a tarnished Ipswich Town

Paul Jewell looks to add some lustre to a tarnished Ipswich Town

Paul Jewell is more than aware of the size of his challenge after being appointed manager of struggling Ipswich Town this week, saying: "We're not going to reinvent the wheel – there's no secret formula." Yet the Liverpudlian is one of only...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Alberto Contador likely to miss Tour de France due to failed dope test

Alberto Contador likely to miss Tour de France due to failed dope test

Alberto Contador is likely to miss this year's Tour de France because of the time the investigation into his positive doping test could take, the president of the International Cycling Union (UCI), Pat McQuaid, said today. Contador, a three-times Tour...

Guardian, 22:11 in Sport
 
Miriam O'Reilly: 'Standing up to the BBC was the right thing to do'

Miriam O'Reilly: 'Standing up to the BBC was the right thing to do'

The case was always likely to be explosive. When TV and radio broadcaster Miriam O'Reilly became one of the first people ever to take the BBC to an employment tribunal on allegations of age discrimination (while also claiming sex discrimination and...

Guardian, 22:13 in Showbiz
 
Six for No6: Which batsman is next in line for England?

Six for No6: Which batsman is next in line for England?

Jimmy Adams, HampshireAge 30 Tests 0 He is a late developer compared to most of the other likely lads, with his selection for the Performance Programme and the Lions tour providing the first international recognition in a career that began in 2002....

Guardian, 22:19 in Sport
 

T-Mobile smartphone users face unilateral 500MB data cap - and bizarre explanation

You may have noticed our link in the Tuesday's Newsbucket to ZDNet's piece on T-Mobile cutting its data allowance - for every T-Mobile smartphone customer, unilaterally (any lawyers with smartphones on T-Mobile? Care to examine the Ts&Cs?), to...

Guardian, 22:19 in Business
 

This week's arts diary

Around 50 protestors braved the freezing cold to flashmob Barnet council's main offices on Monday afternoon to protest at the proposal to cut the £194,000 it gives to artsdepot, the north London borough's only professional arts venue. Well, they...

 
Is rock'n'roll finally dead?

Is rock'n'roll finally dead?

What will tomorrow evening's Brit awards launch tell us about 2010's music? That it was all amazing, obviously; but often, Brits launches also tell us about what the music industry wants to happen next year. Three years ago, pop was "back";...

 
Arsène Wenger admits Arsenal want to sign defender in transfer window

Arsène Wenger admits Arsenal want to sign defender in transfer window

Arsène Wenger will move to bring a Premier League centre-half to Arsenal after the luckless Thomas Vermaelen suffered yet another setback in his battle to recover from a mystery achilles problem. Wenger had hoped that Vermaelen would demonstrate...

Guardian, 22:22 in Sport
 


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