News archive from 14 January 2014

Forget Shearer and Co... These stats show how Suarez is Goal King Luis

There's just no stopping Luis Suarez. Liverpool’s lethal finisher added another two goals to his haul at Stoke on Sunday and he now has an incredible 22 goals in just 16 games. No striker in Premier League history has scored more at this stage of the...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 
Tennis investment serving up fun for fans

Tennis investment serving up fun for fans

The combination of tennis and money may bring to mind the multi-million deals of star players such as Roger Federer or Maria Sharapova - but for keen fans looking for a more modest financial involvement in the game, there are opportunities....

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 

'Shut up you Harry Potter poofs': Russell Brand uses homophobic slur during Cambridge Students' Union address

Russell Brand called Cambridge University students 'Harry Potter poofs' during a Union address on Monday night. The comedian had been invited to speak by the student body of the high-brow university, and was looking at the various college crests...

 
UK's annual cancer diagnosis numbers rise by 50,000 in a decade

UK's annual cancer diagnosis numbers rise by 50,000 in a decade

Four cancers account for more than half of all new cases - breast, lung, bowel and prostate. Photograph: Cultura RM/Alamy The number of people being diagnosed with cancer each year in Britain has increased by 50,000 over the past decade, according to...

Guardian, 00:13 in Health
 
WHO guidance 'risks killing children'

WHO guidance 'risks killing children'

A baby infected by malaria lays in hospital in Juba, South Sudan. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images Thousands of children in Africa may die if the World Health Organisation does not change its guidance on the treatment of children arriving in...

Guardian, 00:13 in Health
 

The sun as you’ve never seen it before: Stunning images reveal the tumultuous inner and outer workings of...

10 View comments The seemingly placid appearance of the sun in our skies hides its true nature as a hot fireball of plasma in constant turmoil. In reality a complex network, invisible to the naked eye, surrounds the solar disc, with cells of hotter...

 
Tapping into the IT cloud crowd

Tapping into the IT cloud crowd

Two heads are better than one, they say. Well, how about 600,000? Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business 2014: The year of encryption Stress test: Are you fit for work? 2013: The year we all went 'mobile' The...

 

Google to acquire Nest for $3.2 billion in cash

Nest will continue to operate as its own distinct brand after the all-cash deal closes, Google said on Monday. The deal is the second largest in Google's history after the $12.5 billion acquisition of mobile phone maker Motorola in 2012. "Nest...

 
Horsemeat scandal: How tastes changed

Horsemeat scandal: How tastes changed

Paul Dzido remembers the weeks after the horsemeat scandal was revealed last year - because business boomed. He runs the Hook and Cleaver butcher in Ealing, west London. "At the time trade really did go through the roof, especially with mince...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 
Asia shares wobbly, Nikkei set to tumble as yen near 4-week high

Asia shares wobbly, Nikkei set to tumble as yen near 4-week high

Tokyo's Nikkei benchmark was set to fall sharply, with futures down 2.7 percent, as the yen strengthened on the back of the nonfarm payroll report. Monday was a public holiday in Japan. The Nikkei, like Wall Street, has got off to a slow start to the...

Reuters, 00:19 in Business
 

Google to acquire Nest for $3.2 billion in cash

Nest will continue to operate as its own distinct brand after the all-cash deal closes, Google said on Monday. The deal is the second largest in Google's history after the $12.5 billion acquisition of mobile phone maker Motorola in 2012. "Nest...

 

Japan's Suntory to buy U.S. spirits maker Beam for $13.6 billion cash

Including the assumption of Beam's net debt, the deal is valued at $16 billion. It brings together Beam's Jim Beam and Maker's Mark bourbons, Courvoisier cognac and Sauza tequila with Suntory's Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki and Kakubin Japanese whiskies,...

Reuters, 00:23 in Business
 

Pardew is the Jekyll and Hyde of management... and apology for Pellegrini blast shouldn't exempt him from ban

There was nothing surprising or unexpected in watching Alan Pardew explode with rage at St James’ Park this weekend. The Newcastle United manager has two distinct sides to his character: a sort of Jekyll and Hyde. The one seen away from the heat of...

Daily Mail, 00:24 in Sport
 

Time to sign the contract now, Arsene... Gunners boss still hasn't penned new deal

1 View comments There must be times when Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis wants to tear up the A10 to the training ground and force a fountain pen into Arsene Wenger’s hand. Instead the Arsenal manager’s new contract sits alone and unsigned inside...

Daily Mail, 00:24 in Sport
 

Second-tier football clubs plan a European competition of their own

The Football League are involved in preliminary talks about a new European competition for Championship clubs despite the fixture calendar already approaching gridlock. A meeting took place in Milan last week between representatives of second-tier...

Daily Mail, 00:24 in Sport
 


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