News archive from 29 January 2013

QUINTON JACKSON HAS NO PLANS TO QUIT

QUINTON JACKSON HAS NO PLANS TO QUIT

QUINTON JACKSON will not close the door on his cage fighting career despite chalking up six years in the UFC with another defeat. The former light-heavyweight champion was outpointed over three rounds by rising star Glover Teixeira in Chicago on...

Daily Star, 23:58 in Sport
 
STUART LANCASTER TELLS MANU TUILAGI TO WAIT FOR ENGLAND COMEBACK

STUART LANCASTER TELLS MANU TUILAGI TO WAIT FOR ENGLAND COMEBACK

STUART LANCASTER will not rush Manu Tuilagi's back after the centre was ruled out of Saturday's Six Nations opener against Scotland. The 21-year-old will miss the Calcutta Cup clash at Twickenham with an ankle injury that has prevented him training...

Daily Star, 23:58 in Sport
 
Cancer risk much greater among men

Cancer risk much greater among men

Cancer Research UK and other groups published the new report called 'Excess cancer burden in men'. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Men are 35% more likely to die from cancer than women, with men's drinking and eating habits, late diagnosis and advances in...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 
Thinktank recommends issuing benefit cash on 'prepay' cards

Thinktank recommends issuing benefit cash on 'prepay' cards

Recommendations by Davos of 'prepay' cards for welfare payments has prompted fears that authorities will try to block claimants' spending choices on such items as alcohol and cigarettes. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Social security...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 
Royal College of Surgeons calls for end to 'casual' cosmetic treatments

Royal College of Surgeons calls for end to 'casual' cosmetic treatments

The Royal College of Surgeons say those who inject Botox or fillers should be properly qualified doctors, dentists or nurses. Photograph: Romain Blanquart/AP Only fully qualified surgeons should be permitted to carry out breast enlargements and other...

Guardian, 00:01 in Health
 

U.S. warns Antigua against "government-authorized piracy"

"The United States has urged Antigua to consider solutions that would benefit its broader economy. However, Antigua has repeatedly stymied these negotiations with certain unrealistic demands," said Nkenge Harmon, a spokeswoman for the U.S....

 
Google pledges fight over government access to users' email

Google pledges fight over government access to users' email

He cited data showing that government requests for Google's user data increased more than 70 percent since 2009. In 2012, Google said, it received 16,407 requests for user data affecting 31,072 users or accounts, more than half of them accompanied by...

 

Britain’s high streets remain in the mire

Fears over the high street were fuelled today after it emerged that demand for space was falling even before the collapse of three major players. A survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (Rics) revealed a 13 per cent fall in the net...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

David Miles broadens split at Bank of England

FRESH signs of a split at the Bank of England emerged yesterday after a senior policymaker played down the need for remit change. David Miles, an external member of the monetary policy committee, said the Bank did not need to give more guidance on the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

BP’s rig expansion adds to Valhall field’s life

BP HAS re-started production from a key Norwegian oil field following work to modernise the hub and extend its life. The oil giant said it was pumping oil from the Valhall field again after adding an 18,500-ton platform and an external system of...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
GILES WANTS TO BUILD ON PROMISING START

GILES WANTS TO BUILD ON PROMISING START

Ashley Giles is beginning to come to terms with his new role as England's limited-overs coach after a challenging first series in India that ended in a 3-2 defeat. Giles left his job at Warwickshire to take the reins of England's one-day and Twenty20...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 

Business news in brief: Travelodge | Eland | Caterpillar

BUDGET hotel chain Travelodge is to create 420 jobs by opening 14 hotels across the UK and Spain this year. The company said it was investing £223 million before the end of 2013, creating 370 jobs in cities including Cambridge, Liverpool, London and...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Ryanair confident of Aer Lingus merger go-ahead

Ryanair confident of Aer Lingus merger go-ahead

RYANAIR is confident of getting the green light from European regulators to press ahead with its bid for rival Aer Lingus after offering an "unprecedented" package of measures. The bullish comments came as the Irish budget carrier raised its...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Comment: HS2 – white elephant or route to growth?

Comment: HS2 – white elephant or route to growth?

RARELY has business and public opinion been so keenly divided as it is over the proposed high speed rail link. Businesses believe it will help stimulate growth and jobs, but the public, and even some rail experts, are yet to be convinced by the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 

The fossil that inspired Alien: 300million-year-old relic which designer used to create extra-terrestrials...

Most of us do not believe in aliens but looking at this strange fossil might just make you stop and think. This relic is in fact the ancient fossil that inspired the extra-terrestrial antagonists in Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi horror, Alien. The...

 


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