News archive from 27 September 2013

Rooney and Navas stun Man United in cup clash (that's brothers John and Marco who play for Bury)

It was no surprise to see Rooney on the scoresheet last night as Manchester United played a cup tie on Thursday night. But it was Wayne's younger brother John Rooney who was on target at Bury's Gigg Lane, and his double strike was AGAINST the Red...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 

Ainslie's no Lord Nelson. He's a patriot and a master of his craft... but America's Cup success comes under...

Sir Ben Ainslie is most frequently described now as Britain's greatest sailor since Admiral Lord Nelson. Invidious comparisons between war and sport notwithstanding, there is another not insignificant difference. The Admiral of the fleet who repulsed...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 
Angry Birds game fires into the classroom

Angry Birds game fires into the classroom

From Angry Birds to Minecraft, computer games are invading the classroom. But it is not behind the teacher's back any more, it is part of the lesson plan. The average young person will have spent 10,000 hours gaming by the time they are 21 years old,...

 

No chance! Kroenke says Liverpool would never have let Suarez go... and insists him and Wenger are in it...

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke has finally lifted the lid on the north London club's pursuit of Luis Suarez in the summer, and he believes it was a case of Liverpool not shifting from their stance on the Uruguayan. The American, who has met with...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Sport
 

Triumph of a born leader! You could have bet your life on Ainslie pulling off comeback

It was the stuff of Hollywood fiction. Yet it was the most predictable thing in the world. Sir Ben Ainslie beat insurmountable odds. But you could have put your mortgage on him. Those were the conflicting certainties that fizzed through the mind of...

Daily Mail, 00:18 in Sport
 

Riba prize for Astley Castle design

A holiday home built within a ruined 12th century castle was tonight handed Britain's biggest architecture award, the Riba Stirling Prize - the first time a conservation project has triumphed. Astley Castle in Warwickshire - wrecked by a fire in 1978...

 

BlackBerry's Heins, Fairfax's Watsa and the $55 million handshake

Watsa, Fairfax's chief executive, joined BlackBerry's board in January 2012 and was one of three directors charged in March with reviewing the compensation of the Canadian company's chief executive, Thorsten Heins. The three directors - Watsa,...

 

Bid to put brake on parking 'spies'

Councils in England could be banned from using CCTV cameras and "spy cars" to impose parking fines on motorists under new government proposals. Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has said he wants to curb "overzealous" local...

 

U.S. judge allows lawsuit against Google over email ads

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California ruled that the proposed class action lawsuit against Google can proceed. She rejected Google's argument that its users had consented to having their email read for the purposes of targeted...

 

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How companies can survive in a crisis zone

How companies can survive in a crisis zone

Running a business can be unpredictable at the best of times. But sometimes freak events occur that could not possibly be forecast. The political uncertainty and violence on the streets of Cairo that followed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi's...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
Soldiers at risk from anti-malarial drug, claims ex-senior medical officer

Soldiers at risk from anti-malarial drug, claims ex-senior medical officer

A former senior medical officer has accused the MoD of ignoring repeated warnings over mefloquine, also known as Lariam. Photograph: Kumar Sriskandan/Alamy British soldiers are being put at risk of developing psychosis by taking an anti-malarial drug...

Guardian, 00:21 in Health
 

MoD 'must prepare for independence'

MPs have called for the Government to prepare for the impact of possible Scottish independence on UK defence. The Commons Defence Committee made the call following an investigation into the Scottish Government's proposals for a defence force, assuming...

 

Bid to put brake on parking 'spies'

Councils in England could be banned from using CCTV cameras and "spy cars" to impose parking fines on motorists under new government proposals. Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has said he wants to curb "overzealous" local...

 

Gove: Ed's right on energy prices

Ed Miliband has received some surprise backing in his battle with the energy companies - from Conservative Cabinet minister Michael Gove. The Education Secretary said he took claims by the companies that Labour's plans for a 20-month price freeze...

 


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