News archive from 26 July 2013

St Johnstone's Wright eyes place in group stages

St Johnstone's Wright eyes place in group stages

The Perth side's 2-1 aggregate win over the former Champions League quarter-finalists has set up a third qualifying round clash with FC Minsk.Now Wright has urged his men to carry the same self-confidence into next Thursday's first leg in Belarus as...

The Herald, 00:03 in Sport
 
Fenlon embarrassed by Hibs rout

Fenlon embarrassed by Hibs rout

And he apologised to the club's supporters who witnessed the capitulation at Easter Road tonight.The odds were always stacked against the Edinburgh outfit after conceding twice in the first leg in Sweden, but they crashed out of the second qualifying...

The Herald, 00:03 in Sport
 

Make a date with the new Annie Hall: Greta Gerwig pays tribute to Diane Keaton as hapless Frances Ha

Frances Ha (15) Verdict: Annie Hall meets Friends Rating: Frances Halliday is an aspiring dancer, haplessly pirouetting between flatshares in New York, and played by the beguiling Greta Gerwig with more than a nod towards Diane Keaton's Annie Hall....

 
Vimto hits purple patch in the Gulf

Vimto hits purple patch in the Gulf

It was not immediately obvious what the television advert was actually for. Perhaps the washing detergent that got the man's traditional Arabic dress - or kandoura - so pristinely white. Or the shiny silver laptop he was clutching. Or even the smart,...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 
Timing is everything: Working out when to buy online

Timing is everything: Working out when to buy online

It used to be, as the saying goes, that timing was more an art than a science. But a raft of new companies using big data analytics aims to change this by telling you the best point in time to buy everything from a sofa to a plane ticket. Continue...

BBC, 00:09 in Business
 

Halliburton pleads guilty to destroying Gulf oil spill evidence

Halliburton also made a voluntary $55 million payment to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation that is not subject to court approval of the plea agreement, the Justice Department said. A spokeswoman for Halliburton did not immediately respond to...

Reuters, 00:16 in Business
 
Car hackers use laptop to control standard car

Car hackers use laptop to control standard car

Next time you have a passenger in the back seat of your car offering infuriatingly "helpful" advice about your driving skills, count yourself lucky that they aren't doing anything more sinister in their attempts to guide your vehicle. Two...

 

Time Warner Cable gets new CEO as industry ponders deals

Britt said in an interview that he had known Marcus for two decades and identified him as a successor four or five years ago. The executive shuffle comes as just as Time Warner Cable, the second largest U.S. cable provider behind Comcast, with 12...

Reuters, 00:25 in Business
 
Equitable Life savers 'risk losing out on compensation'

Equitable Life savers 'risk losing out on compensation'

An "arbitrary deadline" of March 2014 could result in those who lost money with Equitable Life missing out on compensation payments too, MPs say. The insurance company came close to collapse in 2000, creating one of the UK's biggest...

BBC, 00:26 in Business
 

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Fantastic Reader Offer from Garden King Newhall. Choose ANY large 2 Litre perennial plant normally priced at £7 and pay only £1* Hurry as this unmissable deal is only available while limited stocks last. VALID UNTIL: 16th August 2013 Click the...

 

Scandal hospital nurses struck off

Two nurses who worked for a scandal-hit hospital have been struck off the nursing register after being found guilty of misconduct. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) ruled the fitness to practise of accident and emergency nurses Sharon Turner and...

 

Church probes payday lender 'link'

The Church of England has called for an investigation into its own pension fund after a national newspaper discovered it had links to Wonga - the payday lender the Archbishop of Canterbury said he wants to take on. The Financial Times said the fund,...

 

Scandal hospital nurses struck off

Two nurses who worked for a scandal-hit hospital have been struck off the nursing register after being found guilty of misconduct. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) ruled the fitness to practise of accident and emergency nurses Sharon Turner and...

 

Church probes payday lender 'link'

The Church of England has called for an investigation into its own pension fund after a national newspaper discovered it had links to Wonga - the payday lender the Archbishop of Canterbury said he wants to take on. The Financial Times said the fund,...

 

Church probes payday lender 'link'

The Church of England has called for an investigation into its own pension fund after a national newspaper discovered it had links to Wonga - the payday lender the Archbishop of Canterbury said he wants to take on. The Financial Times said the fund,...

 


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