News archive from 1 March 2017, page 3

Pitchforked to perfection

MAYER WAKEFIELD recommends an exceptional production of a disturbing modern classic The Pitchfork Disney Shoreditch Town Hall London EC1 5/5 EVERY director has a play they yearn to bring to the stage at some point in their career. Jamie Lloyd, whose...

 
British billionaire Philip Green plugs failed BHS pension hole with $451 million

British billionaire Philip Green plugs failed BHS pension hole with $451 million

Billionaire British retailer Philip Green has paid 363 million pounds to pension schemes of the now-collapsed department store chain BHS which he sold for one pound to a serial bankrupt with no retail experience. The settlement, some eight months...

Reuters, 00:19 in Business
 

Intriguing narrative of sell-outs to the secret state

Mr Churchill's Driver: A Murderer's Story by Colin Farrington (Matador, £8.99) COLIN FARRINGTON’S debut novel is a brilliantly constructed affair, replete with illusions and self-delusions. Within a taut but flexible structure, the author recounts...

 

Disruption in Amazon's cloud service ripples through internet

Web users experienced widespread glitches on Tuesday, from news sites to government services, after Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) popular cloud service that hosts their data suffered a technical disruption. Amazon's Simple Storage Service, or Amazon S3,...

Reuters, 00:19 in Business
 

Phoenix rising in mix of joyous old and disconcerting new

Phoenix Dance Theatre: Mixed Programme West Yorkshire Playhouse Leeds/ Touring 4/5 THERE’S something of La La Land about Edward Lynch’s 1983 work NightLife at the Flamingo which closes Phoenix Dance Theatre’s latest mixed programme. Performed by...

 

Scunthorpe manager Graham Alexander refuses to hide away from side's poor form

SCUNTHORPE United manager Graham Alexander is refusing to hide away from his side's poor run of form at the moment. The Iron's 2-1 home defeat to AFC Wimbledon was United's sixth game without a win and was hige dent in their quest for automatic...

 

We shouldn’t pay £51bn to be spared a diet of Brussels

Increasingly, I compare the European Union with the old Communist East Germany. Anybody who tried to leave Erich Honecker’s supposed paradise was liable to get a bullet in his back. Now anybody who tries to leave the EU gets blasted with a bill – in...

 

Labour is out of tune with life in a Northern town

THERE was a time in politics where the party you supported was dictated by the social class you came from or aspired to be. Growing up in a seaside town, people appeared to be either Tory or Labour. At election time, the campaign posters in the...

 

The secret of the giant dinosaur revealed: Sauropods had ZIGZAGGING bones to support their long necks 

You've seen them in Jurassic Park: The huge, long-necked dinosaurs that can reach up to the leaves from the highest trees.  These dinosaurs, called sauropods, reached up to 50 meters in length and weighed as much as 77 tons - 14 times the weight of an...

 

Is this the machine that could finally detect dark matter? First tests reveal new device is 17 times more...

Scientists have created an ultra-sensitive machine that could detect dark matter. The new ‘bubble chamber’ is 17 times more sensitive than its most recent predecessor, and could shed new light on the interactions between dark matter and regular...

 

Is SEAWEED the key to the evolution of man? Study finds it has the 'perfect mix' of nutrients to allow the...

Eating seaweed may have provided ancient human ancestors the essential nutrients that allowed Homo sapiens to emerge. How Homo sapiens branched out from the primitive hominoid family tree millions of years ago has long remained a mystery, but...

 

Meet Philip, the AI killer that shows no mercy and would rather commit suicide than lose: MIT shows off...

The fears of a robot uprising are one-step closer to becoming a reality. A video of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros has surfaced and it shows an artificial intelligence (AI) system beating top ranked human players – and without mercy. Researches trained a...

 

81-year-old Japanese woman releases her first app after learning how to use a computer at the age of 60

One Japanese woman has proved that age really is just a number. Masako Wakamiya learned how to use a computer at the age of 60 and now, at 81-years-old, she has released an app that shows people how to properly display traditional dolls for...

 
Oscars blunder inspires East London cinema to play La La Land at start of Moonlight screening

Oscars blunder inspires East London cinema to play La La Land at start of Moonlight screening

Workers at an East London cinema have taken the Oscars debacle involving La La Land and Moonlight to a ‘genius’ next level to the delight of film fans. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be well aware of the Oscars blunder that saw Best...

Metro, 00:26 in Showbiz
 
British Gas refused right to appeal in holiday pay commission case

British Gas refused right to appeal in holiday pay commission case

Thousands of employees whose wages are partly dependent on results-based commission could stand to benefit after the Supreme Court denied the energy giant the opportunity to appeal against salesman Joe Lock's legal victory in the country's highest...

 


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