News archive from 19 October 2015

World's longest baguette certified at Milan Expo

A judge from Guinness World Records has certified a 122m (400ft) baguette baked at the Milan Expo 2015 World’s Fair as the longest in the world. Some 60 French and Italian bakers worked nearly seven hours on Sunday to bake thebaguette, moving a...

 
Nauru 'rape victim did not decline abortion' in Australia

Nauru 'rape victim did not decline abortion' in Australia

Image copyright AFP A Somali woman who was allegedly raped on Nauru has denied claims she did not want an abortion after being flown from Australia back to the Pacific island, Australian media reports say. "I have never said that I did not want a...

BBC, 00:00 in World News
 

20:21, Sydney

20:21 is a celebration of the creative choreographic giants of the 20th and 21st centuries. George Balanchine’s 1946 Symphony in Three Movements, originally created as part of an eight-day tribute concert to the composer, Igor Stravisky, opens the...

 

The Last Standing Man

As the centennial year of Gallipoli comes to a close, playwright Steve Vizard and composer Paul Grabowsky debut a new musical that cuts to the heart of the Anzac legend. The social satire, directed by Roger Hodgman, is about staging the biggest live...

 

A-League talking points: round two – the fine lines between success and failure

Sometimes all it takes is a slight shift in momentum to help spark a change in fortunes. A few clubs were on the cusp of turning the tables this weekend, but their efforts to upset the status quo – and their respective rivals – fell agonisingly...

Guardian, 00:04 in Sport
 
FanDuel faces investigation by US authorities

FanDuel faces investigation by US authorities

A SCOTTISH company which allows fans of US sports to choose their ideal team in the hope of winning cash prizes is facing an investigation by American authorities amid a crackdown on the growing fantasy sports industry. Edinburgh-based FanDuel, one of...

 
Nationalist party on track to win in Swiss election

Nationalist party on track to win in Swiss election

PROJECTIONS last night showed that a nationalist party will come out ahead in Swiss legislative elections amid concerns about migration. RTS Television said the Swiss People’s Party collected 28 per cent of the national vote, and appears set to add 11...

 
Typhoon Koppu smashes through Philippines

Typhoon Koppu smashes through Philippines

SLOW-MOVING Typhoon Koppu weakened after blowing ashore with fierce winds in the northeastern Philippines yesterday, leaving at least one person dead and six others missing, while displacing 16,000 villagers, officials said. Soldiers and police were...

 
Pope canonises first married couple in modern age

Pope canonises first married couple in modern age

POPE Francis canonised the Catholic Church's first married couple in modern times yesterday, when he declared the parents of the beloved St Therese of Lisieux saints in their own right. Francis told followers gathered in St Peter’s Square that the...

 

Mobile phone at the wheel prosecutions are down - despite driver usage rising

Prosecutions for motorists using a phone at the wheel are down by almost half in five years. The figures, released by the Ministry of Justice, come despite a study showing the potentially dangerous practice is more common. Last month, 17,414...

Metro, 00:06 in Hot News
 

Liverpool closely monitoring Anwar El Ghazi ahead of potential transfer - report

Liverpool are closely monitoring Ajax winger Anwar El Ghazi ahead of a potential transfer, according to reports. El Ghazi has already scored eight goals in Ajax's opening nine games in the Dutch Eredivisie this season and is being linked with a host...

Metro, 00:13 in Sport
 
Aberdeen leads the way in creative SME league table

Aberdeen leads the way in creative SME league table

Aberdeen has emerged as the UK city with the highest concentration of small businesses in the creative, professional and digital sectors. The Small Business Outlook report, published today by think tank Centre for Cities, examines how smaller...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Business
 
Comment: Revamped CRA will be good for consumers

Comment: Revamped CRA will be good for consumers

The diesel emissions tribulations of Volkswagen have put the brand new Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA) squarely in the main beam. Some solicitors are already pondering a test drive of the class action provisions. Let’s be clear – the CRA does not...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Business
 
Douglas Barnett takes experience to Resilience Centre

Douglas Barnett takes experience to Resilience Centre

The business resilience delivery arm for the Scottish Government and Police Scotland has announced a further high-profile appointment, with Douglas

Scotsman, 00:13 in Business
 
Scotland's jobs market remains weak despite uptick

Scotland's jobs market remains weak despite uptick

THE number of people placed in permanent or temporary jobs in Scotland rose last month, but the market remains weak, the Bank of Scotland said today. The lender’s latest Report on Jobs shows that the rate of growth was well below the average seen over...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Business
 


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