News archive from 18 August 2012

Oracle confirms paying a blogger but Google names no-one

Oracle confirms paying a blogger but Google names no-one

Oracle has disclosed two names after it and Google were ordered to reveal finciancial ties to people who might have influenced coverage of a trial . The instruction had been given by a US judge following a copyright and patent lawsuit fought by the...

 

Blackburn man brought Tasers home from holiday

A 43-YEAR-OLD old man who brought two Tasers back from a holiday in Turkey claimed he had been using one as a torch while doing some DIY in his shed. Blackburn magistrates heard police were called after Walter McCurdy was seen outside his home with...

 
Reward offered in David Short murder and grenade attack

Reward offered in David Short murder and grenade attack

Police want to speak to Dale Cregan, 29, from Droylsden, and Anthony Wilkinson, 33, from Beswick, about the death of Mr Short on August 10th. The 46-year-old's body was discovered at a property in the Clayton area. He had suffered an injury from a...

Metro, 22:05 in Hot News
 

Blackburn man brought Tasers home from holiday

A 43-YEAR-OLD old man who brought two Tasers back from a holiday in Turkey claimed he had been using one as a torch while doing some DIY in his shed. Blackburn magistrates heard police were called after Walter McCurdy was seen outside his home with...

 
ED SHEERAN FANS CLASH WITH PINK FLOYD'S OVER OLYMPICS COVER

ED SHEERAN FANS CLASH WITH PINK FLOYD'S OVER OLYMPICS COVER

Fans of singer/songwriter ED SHEERAN have angered PINK FLOYD's loyal devotees after failing to realise his performance of the rockers' classic tune WISH YOU WERE HERE at the London Olympics Closing Ceremony was a cover. Sheeran's following mistakenly...

 
Meet the Shropshire architect behind the Olympic Stadium

Meet the Shropshire architect behind the Olympic Stadium

He is the brains behind some of world’s most impressive stadiums – and today farmer’s son Tom Jones, has revealed how winning a competition in the Shropshire Star as a teenager inspired him to a career in architecture. The 41-year-old, who is...

 

Greece close to sealing cuts package - finance ministry official

"We're on a good path. Measures worth 10.8 billion euros have been identified," a finance ministry official told Reuters after a meeting of government officials late on Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity. The official did not...

 

Boy, 13, arrested in murder probe

Aug 17 2012 Two teenagers - one aged 13 - have been arrested in connection with the murder of a man who was attacked after an argument with a group of youths outside a convenience store. The 46-year-old died on Friday from serious head injuries after...

 

US computer giant IBM shrinks its UK tax bill with obscure accounting techniques

American IT behemoth IBM has used obscure accounting techniques to slash its UK tax bill to a small fraction of its £3.8bn sales. The global computer giant makes billions of pounds a year from highly lucrative government contracts, but has arranged...

 

British shopping spree continues: Qatari wealth fund lands stake in BAA for £900m

Qatar's wealth fund has spent nearly £1bn to buy into British airport owner BAA, stepping up a shopping spree that has seen it hoover up a raft of household names. Qatar Holdings paid £900m for 20 per cent of BAA, which runs Heathrow, Stansted,...

 
Glencore seen sticking to its guns on Xstrata for now

Glencore seen sticking to its guns on Xstrata for now

Analysts and sources familiar with the deal say Glencore has little incentive to sweeten its bid to before disclosing the performance of its marketing arm and industrial operations. The resources sector has had a torrid period with miners reporting...

Reuters, 22:59 in Business
 

Oracle, Google disclosures on paid bloggers lack sizzle

But while the post-trial order from U.S. District Judge William Alsup earlier this month had riveted tech and legal circles, the companies' responses contained no bombshells. "Neither Google nor its counsel has paid an author, journalist,...

 
Insight: Auto insurers' driver tracking hits wall in California

Insight: Auto insurers' driver tracking hits wall in California

Insurance companies are increasingly installing small boxes in clients' cars that monitor everything from how much customers drive to their average speeds to where they drive. Auto insurer Progressive Corp, which leads the market for so-called...

 
Exclusive: Canada minister was prepped if RIM CEO talked takeover

Exclusive: Canada minister was prepped if RIM CEO talked takeover

Internal documents obtained by Reuters show that aides to the industry minister - who has the power to block foreign takeovers - were closely tracking reports of a possible bid for RIM, a national icon that is now struggling to survive. Briefing notes...

 

Nelson dad who trashed ex-partner’s home was ‘out of control’

A YOUNG dad who trashed his former partner’s home causing £2,000 damage in a drunken spree, was jailed for eight months. Labourer Arran Worthington, 21, had smashed his way through Ashleigh Ackers’s home, wrecking furniture and belongings because he...

 


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