News archive from 29 July 2015

The Helpmanns honour excellence, yes, but also investment in the arts

I didn’t see Senator George Brandis on Monday night at the 15th annual Helpmann awards, honouring live performance across Australia and held within the gorgeous mock Italian piazza interior of Sydney’s Capitol theatre, but a colleague reliably told me...

 
Zurich with potential £5.6 bn move on ailing RSA

Zurich with potential £5.6 bn move on ailing RSA

A SHAKE-UP looms at the top of Britain's insurance industry after Swiss giant Zurich announced to the London Stock Exchange yesterday that it was weighing up an offer for troubled FTSE 100 major, RSA. After a fresh spike in market speculation the...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
BP into the red as costs mount from Deepwater

BP into the red as costs mount from Deepwater

OIL major BP has posted a heavy loss for the first six months of the year after taking a further $10.8 billion (£6.9bn) hit from the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The latest charge, including $9.8bn linked to government settlements and other costs for...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Royal Mail ‘broke competition law’

Royal Mail ‘broke competition law’

Royal Mail broke competition law when it tried to change the way it charged rivals such as Whistl for use of its network, according to provisional findings by regulator Ofcom. Whistl complained to Ofcom after the changes were announced in January last...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Nicola Sturgeon bangs drum for North Sea workers

Nicola Sturgeon bangs drum for North Sea workers

A TASKFORCE set up to help North Sea workers whose jobs are under threat is to be continued "for the foreseeable future", First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The Scottish Government set up the Energy Jobs Taskforce in January after...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Dying care: 'Improved' guidelines proposed

Dying care: 'Improved' guidelines proposed

England's health watchdog has put forward new draft guidance to improve the care of adults in their last few days of life. It comes after concerns that misuse of the previous system - the Liverpool Care Pathway - led to some patients being deprived of...

BBC, 00:06 in Regional
 

Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane and Michael Bradley pull out of MLS All-Star squad ahead of match with...

Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane and Michael Bradley have all pulled out of MLS All-Star squad for the game with Tottenham due to injury. LA Galaxy pair Gerrard and Keane and Toronto star Bradley will play no part in the game with Mauricio Pochettino's...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

Jason Denayer 'confident' of breaking into Manchester City first-team after new deal 

Jason Denayer is confident he can break into Manchester City’s first-team this season after deciding to stay at the Etihad and sign a new five-year deal. The highly-rated young centre-back made his senior international debut for Belgium last month,...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

Villarreal eye cut-price move for Tottenham misfit Roberto Soldado

Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado is wanted by La Liga side Villarreal.  The 30-year-old is valued at £12million and also has attracted interest from Sevilla.  Villarreal coach Marcelino recently said on the striker: 'He is very capable.' RELATED...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

Adam Goodes considering retirement from AFL, according to report

Related: Fatigued Adam Goodes given break by Sydney Swans amid booing controversy Sydney Swans star and dual Brownlow medallist Adam Goodes is contemplating immediate retirement from the AFL, as the booing controversy reaches fever pitch. Goodes has...

Guardian, 00:07 in Sport
 

West Ham keep tabs on Caen midfielder N'Golo Kante as Alex Song deal stutters

West Ham have enquired about Caen midfielder N'Golo Kante. Kante joined Caen from Boulogne in 2013 and has made more than 80 appearances for the French club since. Paris-born midfielder Kante is valued at around £5million and has been likened to...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

Peter Brook to return to the Mahabharata for new play, Battlefield

Peter Brook is to return to one of his most celebrated productions with a new play drawing on a section of the ancient Sanskrit epic the Mahabharata. The director’s nine-hour production of the Mahabharata 30 years ago has gone down in theatre history...

 

Chelsea misfit Mohamed Salah on verge of completing protracted loan move to Roma 

Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah is expected to tie up his protracted move to Roma on Wednesday. The Egyptian winger had agreed to join the Serie A side at the weekend but the clubs have discussed a £1.4million loan fee with a buy-out figure of £16m....

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

David Cameron vows crackdown on trafficking of Vietnamese children

David Cameron is to promise a crackdown on the trafficking of Vietnamese children by ordering big British businesses to set out annually what they are doing to stop slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains. As many as 3,000 Vietnamese...

 

Stuart Lancaster's family surprisingly gatecrash England's gruelling two-week Denver training camp ahead of...

England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster has been rightly acclaimed for the way he has instilled a strong team culture, zero tolerance over breaches of discipline and an ethos of trust in the national side ahead of their World Cup on home soil. So there...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 


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