News archive from 18 February 2011

Intel says will find new MeeGo partners

Intel says will find new MeeGo partners

Intel's Chief Executive Paul Otellini said in a meeting with analysts in London, accessed by Reuters via conference call, that Nokia's choice of Microsoft over Google's Android platform was a financial decision. Otellini said Nokia's Chief Executive...

 
Banksy goes to Hollywood? Works mark runup to Oscars

Banksy goes to Hollywood? Works mark runup to Oscars

With a drunken Mickey Mouse looming over Sunset Boulevard and a urinating dog in Beverly Hills, Banksy, the British graffiti artist, has hit Los Angeles in the runup to the Oscars on 27 February, in which his film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, is...

 
Was Charlie Chaplin a Gypsy?

Was Charlie Chaplin a Gypsy?

In a bomb-proof concrete vault beneath one of the more moneyed stretches of Switzerland lies something better than bullion. Here, behind blast doors and security screens, are stored the remains of one of the greatest figures of the 20th century. You...

 
British-Asian cinema: the sequel

British-Asian cinema: the sequel

Ayub Khan-Din was in his first year at drama school in Salford when his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Khan-Din, the mixed-race son of a Pakistani Muslim father and a white Catholic mother, found that each time he came home, another...

 
Hip-hop: who represents Africa?

Hip-hop: who represents Africa?

With the first song she ever recorded, Nthabi Mofokeng – Miss Nthabi – got lucky. Most artists' early efforts are confined to sketchy demo CDs or buried on long-forgotten hard drives. Not Miss Nthabi. The South African MC stepped into the studio for...

 
US schoolboy wrestler refuses match with female opponent

US schoolboy wrestler refuses match with female opponent

An American high school wrestler among favourites to win his weight class defaulted on his first-round state tournament match rather than face one of the first girls to qualify for the event in Des Moines, Iowa. Joel Northrup, a home-schooled...

Guardian, 22:09 in Sport
 
Dewani murder case: How grieving husband became suspect

Dewani murder case: How grieving husband became suspect

The police moved swiftly. The murder of honeymooner Anni Dewani in a township on the outskirts of Cape Town had shocked the world and the country's Hawks crime unit was under intense pressure to bring the killers to justice. Within days police had...

 
Welfare reform: Find a job or lose benefits, mothers to be told

Welfare reform: Find a job or lose benefits, mothers to be told

All stay at home mothers claiming the government's new universal credit will be required to make themselves available for work or lose state support, putting them on a par with single parents for the first time. The requirement would apply to mothers...

Guardian, 22:16 in Politics
 
Bryan Adams a sideshow as Bangladesh goes wild for the World Cup | Fariha Karim

Bryan Adams a sideshow as Bangladesh goes wild for the World Cup | Fariha Karim

Triumphant scenes took place in Dhaka on Thursday with tens of thousands of people lining the streets to celebrate the opening of the World Cup. Crowds flocked to the Bangabandhu Stadium, hoping the success of smoothly pulling off Bangladesh's biggest...

Guardian, 22:19 in Sport
 
Sparta Prague 0-0 Liverpool | Europa League match report

Sparta Prague 0-0 Liverpool | Europa League match report

Only another Istanbul could have made a 9,394-day wait for Kenny Dalglish's first European game as Liverpool manager worthwhile but this non-event against Sparta Prague failed to meet the lowest expectation. Satisfaction lay only in the form of the...

Guardian, 22:19 in Sport
 
Solar flare 'may wreak havoc' with UK mobile network

Solar flare 'may wreak havoc' with UK mobile network

Tuesday’s solar eruption - said by experts to have been the size of Jupiter - is the biggest in four years and has already disrupted radio communications in China. It is now beginning to hose the rest of the Earth with highly charged particles and the...

Metro, 22:28 in Hot News
 

Kheraj quits top Lazard role after six weeks

Kheraj, who was chief executive of Lazard International, said he was leaving to focus on charity work and other personal commitments, after joining Lazard in early January. "I underestimated the difficulty of managing my external activities in a...

Reuters, 22:30 in Business
 
From Idlewild to a wild island: Roddy Woomble on Mull

From Idlewild to a wild island: Roddy Woomble on Mull

Roddy Woomble has never been afraid of change. As the luxuriantly fringed lead singer of the Edinburgh band Idlewild (American magazine Elle Girl once described Woomble as, and I quote, "a hunka hunk of burning love"), he oversaw their shift...

 
Fox pop: English Touring Opera gives Roald Dahl back to the kids

Fox pop: English Touring Opera gives Roald Dahl back to the kids

We are surrounded by strange things: guns and goblets, pebble-shaped buns and a goose that has keeled over. Amid the props in a cramped east London rehearsal studio, English Touring Opera director Tim Yealland is briefing a skulk of fox cubs on the...

 
François Truffaut – the man who loved actors

François Truffaut – the man who loved actors

It speaks well of film-makers that movies about movies are usually black comedies. Our industry is so detestable – so filled with lies, thefts, backstabbing, blacklisting, drug dealing, and the occasional murder – that one would expect a tendency to...

 


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