News archive from 29 December 2015

Snapdeal to invest in logistics to speed up delivery

MUMBAI Online marketplace Snapdeal, backed by Japan's SoftBank Group Corp and others, will spend more on logistics and technology to better compete with Flipkart and Amazon's (AMZN.O) Indian unit, its co-founder said on Monday. Shopping online is...


Phil Taylor escapes double trouble to defeat Kevin Painter in bid for 17th World Darts Championship title

Phil Taylor continued his quest for a 17th world title after overcoming Kevin Painter and some serious double trouble on Monday night. The 55-year-old moved into the last 16 at Alexandra Palace after a 4-1 win over Painter despite missing 34 doubles....

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport

Burnley weigh-up £500,000 offer for Hibs forward Jason Cummings but face challenge from Sheffield Wednesday

Burnley are chasing Hibernian forward and Scotland Under 21 international Jason Cummings but face competition from Sheffield Wednesday. The 20-year-old has now scored 15 goals in 23 games for the Edinburgh club after producing the opener in his side's...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal slams Football League for making club play twice in three days

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal has revealed the Football League rebuffed his club's attempts to get their 1-0 Sky Bet Championship defeat at Middlesbrough put back. The Portuguese felt that his side having to play just 48 hours after...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport

Mark Warburton delighted with Rangers response against Hibernian: 'I think we answered all the questions...

Mark Warburton has insisted his side had shown the courage and mental strength needed to edge a three-way race for promotion to the Premiership this season. Under fire for dropping 10 points in their last six games, the Ibrox boss witnessed a return...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport

The 2015 alternative Guardian Australia sports awards

The Cadel Evans reasonably-sized-trophy for humble champions Even for those of us who enjoy the showmen and the blowhards, there’s something endlessly endearing about Jason Day’s ‘gee shucks, did I really win this thing?’ routine. In 2015 he reached...

Guardian, 00:01 in Sport
Find out how to avoid headaches with these simple changes in your routine

Find out how to avoid headaches with these simple changes in your routine

But within minutes, a tension headache can creep its way across your skull and before you know it, you feel as though your head has been clamped in a vice – impairing your ability to think clearly or make coherent decisions. According to NHS Choices,...

WARNING: Experts urge NYE revellers to be aware of DEADLY alcohol containing ANTI-FREEZE

WARNING: Experts urge NYE revellers to be aware of DEADLY alcohol containing ANTI-FREEZE

A stark warning has been issued over the sale of counterfeit booze after hundreds of thousands of litres were seized in the run-up to the festive season. Some of the fake drinks seized contain lethal chemicals such as chloroform, which can induce...

'I always hoped my mum would give up smoking', says Iwan Thomas

'I always hoped my mum would give up smoking', says Iwan Thomas

So it’s a painful experience for such a supreme athlete to watch a loved one struggle for breath simply walking around the house. Last year Iwan’s mother Ann was diagnosed with a condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (also known as...


When a bushfire destroyed our home we had moments to react but needed years to recover

Over the last few days as I watched the fires in Victoria, memories I’ve tried to block out return vividly. Panicked voices on the two-way radio. Pets locked in the bathroom. Woollen jumpers pulled on in a hurry. Blinking back tears as I packed...


Phil Taylor reaches third round in quest for 15th PDC World Championship title

Phil Taylor kept his hopes of a 15th PDC World Championship title alive by reaching the third round with a 4-1 win over Kevin Painter at Alexandra Palace, although the former world No1 was below his best and only operated at 28% on the doubles. But...

Guardian, 00:08 in Sport

Guyer Institute says Peyton Manning's accuser was not employed in 2011

The founder of an Indianapolis medical facility said Monday that a former unpaid student intern who claimed Peyton Manning used a banned substance in 2011 didn’t even work at the clinic until two years later, long after the NFL star was undergoing...

Guardian, 00:08 in Sport
Smoker's cough 'could be sign of serious disease'

Smoker's cough 'could be sign of serious disease'

Smokers are being urged not to dismiss the early signs of a debilitating disease as simply a smoker's cough. In a new campaign, Public Health England says too many smokers remain unaware of the risks of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)....

BBC, 00:09 in Health

Factories forecast to shed tens of thousands of jobs in 2016

British manufacturers will shed tens of thousands of jobs next year as they battle a tough export market, the fallout from steel plant closures and a collapse in demand from the embattled North Sea oil industry, an industry group has forecast. The...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business

Ethical spending rose in 2014 but solar cuts could hit this year's figures

Stronger sales of solar panels, electric cars and free-range poultry helped to grow the UK’s overall “ethical market” by 8% in 2014, a new report claims. However, the report’s authors warned that recent government changes such as cuts to subsidies for...

Guardian, 00:09 in Business

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