News archive from 16 January 2014, page 8

AOL surrenders control of Patch in joint venture

AOL will transfer Patch to a new limited liability company run by Hale Global. AOL will retain a minority interest. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but AOL said it was not financially material. Hale Global is a 13-year-old firm that specializes...

 

U.S. to airlift Rwandan forces into Central African Republic

The airlift mission would be very similar to the one the United States carried out flying forces from Burundi into the Central African Republic late last year, the official said. Rwanda's foreign minister has been quoted telling local radio that the...

 
Serial drunk told police to catch ‘real criminals’

Serial drunk told police to catch ‘real criminals’

AN alcoholic at the centre of "80 or 90" drunken incidents told police they should leave him alone and catch "real criminals" instead. Paul McIver, who has 61 convictions for 108 offences – most of them related to alcohol – was...

 

British man accused of Australian Open gambling offence 'stitched device in shorts'

A 22 year-old British man is alleged to have used an electronic device stitched into his shorts to secretly transmit scores from courtside at the Australian Open, in order to help gambling associates beat delays in TV coverage. Daniel Dobson, whose...

Daily Mail, 03:48 in Sport
 

Murray and partner Peers survive brutal Melbourne heat to secure doubles progress

Jamie Murray survived the brutal Melbourne heat as the Brit and John Peers won their first-round doubles match at the Australian Open. As temperatures reached the early 40s once again Down Under, Murray and Peers crucially closed out the win over...

Daily Mail, 03:48 in Sport
 

UK firms ramp up ad budgets, but online growth slows

The numbers add to recent signs of improving macro-economic data last week which showed the economy grew last year at its fastest pace since 2007 despite a slight slowdown in growth in the final three months. The report also found that around 25...

Reuters, 03:52 in Business
 

Osborne cash boost for 3D printing

More than £15 million of public money will be used to set up a national centre for 3D printing technology to put Britain at the forefront of the developing industry, George Osborne will announce today. Around the same amount will also go towards...

 

Sharapova outlasts heat and Knapp in three and a half hours at sweltering Aussie Open

Maria Sharapova won an extraordinary three hour and 28-minute match against Karin Knapp to reach the third round of the Australian Open. As the extreme heat policy was implemented as temperatures hit 41C, Sharapova and Knapp were in the midst of a...

Daily Mail, 04:02 in Sport
 

Osborne cash boost for 3D printing

More than £15 million of public money will be used to set up a national centre for 3D printing technology to put Britain at the forefront of the developing industry, George Osborne will announce today. Around the same amount will also go towards...

 
Amsterdam Alcoholics Given Beer To Clear Litter

Amsterdam Alcoholics Given Beer To Clear Litter

A group of alcoholics in Amsterdam are being paid five cans of beer a day in return for cleaning the city's streets. The private but government-funded Rainbow Group Foundation employs two groups of 10 men who work three days a week picking up litter....

 

DLT trial to hear further witnesses

Former colleagues and alleged victims of veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis are expected to give evidence against the former Radio 1 favourite today. Travis, 68, denies 13 indecent assaults and one sexual assault, dating back to 1976 at the height of his...

 

Moss set to celebrate 40th birthday

Supermodel Kate Moss is celebrating her 40th birthday today - having spent more than half her life in the public eye. Moss , who was spotted in an airport aged 14, has graced thousands of covers and walked down countless catwalks since a photoshoot in...

 

Ferrari set to unveil 2014 car... with fans given the chance to name new F1 challenger

Ferrari are poised to become the second constructor to roll out their challenger for the new Formula One season. The Italian outfit will unveil their car 24 hours after rivals McLaren and three days ahead of the opening winter test in an online-only...

Daily Mail, 04:17 in Sport
 

12 Years A Slave set for Oscar nod

Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave is expected to lead the UK charge for Oscar glory when the Academy Award nominations are announced today. The film, which has already picked up 10 Bafta n ominations, was crowned best movie drama at the Golden Globes...

 

Airports chief to reveal next steps

The next steps in the work to decide on future UK runway capacity are being outlined today by the head of the Whitehall-appointed Airports Commission. Chaired by former Financial Services Authority chief Sir Howard Davies, the commission has already...

 


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