News archive from 19 April 2017

Forget the long lens! Researchers reveal ultra sensitive laser camera that can capture the ridges of a...

Researchers have developed an ultra-precise camera that could revolutionize security systems. The new array can capture details as small as a fingerprint from a meter away – and, it doesn’t require the use of a costly long lens. According to the...

 

Jo Konta has one in 20 chance of facing Maria Sharapova in comeback after receiving late Stuttgart wildcard

Jo Konta has a one in 20 chance of being Maria Sharapova’s first opponent on her much-anticipated comeback in Stuttgart next week after being granted a late wildcard. Konta was due to skip the Porsche Grand Prix, where the Russian is making her return...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

Radamel Falcao warns Monaco against complacency ahead of quarter-final with clash with Borussia Dortmund

Monaco striker Radamel Falcao has urged Monaco not to take the quarter-final tie with Borussia Dortmund for granted, despite their 3-2 advantage after the first leg. French starlet Kylian Mbappe netted twice against the Bundesliga outfit last week...

Daily Mail, 00:02 in Sport
 

KKR-backed consortium makes $4.7 billion cash offer for Australia's Tatts

A consortium backed by U.S. private equity giant KKR & Co (KKR.N) offered A$6.15 billion (3.62 billion pounds) cash for Australian lottery operator Tatts Group Ltd (TTS.AX), threatening an agreed merger with Tabcorp Holdings Ltd (TAH.AX), two...

Reuters, 00:03 in Business
 
Simon Cowell on becoming a father in his 50s: 'I find everything to be a happier place'

Simon Cowell on becoming a father in his 50s: 'I find everything to be a happier place'

The music mogul admitted having son Eric, three, with his partner Lauren Silverman had changed him for the better.  Simon, 57, said: “It gives you such a different perspective on life. Things that I thought were important, just aren’t.  "Because...

 
Last night's TV reviewed: A strange kind of living

Last night's TV reviewed: A strange kind of living

Perhaps the same fate awaits various Victorian prisons in inner-city London, like Pentonville.  If you have done any time in Pentonville, you may cheer at the prospect of the ghastly stinking hulk being turned into something else.  For my part, I...

 
RBS stake may be sold at a loss, chancellor admits

RBS stake may be sold at a loss, chancellor admits

The chancellor has admitted for the first time that the government is prepared to sell its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) at a loss. The Treasury bailed out the bank by buying a 72% stake for £45bn, at 502p a share, at the height of the...

BBC, 00:10 in Business
 
Ian Poulter's PGA Tour future boils down to the Texas Open

Ian Poulter's PGA Tour future boils down to the Texas Open

Such is the hole the flamboyant Poulter has landed himself in after missing a 12ft birdie putt at the last which would have kept his PGA Tour card at the RBC Heritage tournament. Life has not been kind to Poulter of late with the Englishman recently...

 

Calls for Syria's Asma al-Assad to lose her UK citizenship

MPs have called for Asma al-Assad, the wife of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, to be stripped of her British citizenship. The Liberal Democrats say the 41-year-old, who was born in Acton, London, to Syrian parents, should stop defending her...

The Week, 00:12 in Business
 
EastEnders spoiler: Viewers angered by SHOCK crushing death as Queen Vic roof caves in

EastEnders spoiler: Viewers angered by SHOCK crushing death as Queen Vic roof caves in

The Carter family are in trouble as another of their beloved family has seemingly died in a second freak accident. Lady Di, the family pooch, was the victim of a prolonged roof leak story as the upstairs ceiling finally collapsed. Having just returned...

 

Tories underline indyref2 resistance in local manifesto

The Scottish Conservatives are to put opposition to a second independence referendum at the heart of their local government election campaign. Leader Ruth Davidson will call on voters to send a message to the SNP on independence as she unveils the...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Politics
 

44 Scotland Street: Send him hame, send him hame

He had gone there all those years ago with his friend from the hotel, a student from St Andrews, whom he had met on the ferry across from Scrabster. They had discovered they were both destined to spend the summer months working together and with the...

 
Wells Fargo tests Facebook chatbot

Wells Fargo tests Facebook chatbot

Wells Fargo & Company (WFC.N) is testing a "chatbot", an automated program that can communicate with the bank's customers on Facebook's (FB.O) messaging platform to give them information on their accounts and help them reset their...

 
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane speaks out on Cristiano Ronaldo after Bayern Munich win

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane speaks out on Cristiano Ronaldo after Bayern Munich win

The Portuguese star popped up with a perfect hat-trick for the La Liga giants to seal a 4-2 victory on the night. And those goals took him to a century in the Champions League, a week after he reached the milestone in all European competitions. Zidane...

Daily Star, 00:15 in Sport
 
Arsenal midfielder suffers broken leg

Arsenal midfielder suffers broken leg

The Arsenal midfielder, who's spent the season on loan at Bournemouth, had been enjoying a largely injury-free year. But the Telegraph say scans have shown that the 25-year-old has suffered a break in his lower leg.   Arsenal loanee Jack Wilshere gets...

Daily Star, 00:15 in Sport
 


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