News archive from 1 July 2014, page 7

Answers to Simon Singh's maths humour challenge

1. Why did 5 eat 6? (b) Because 7, 8, 9. ("seven ate nine"). This joke has become particularly well known since it became the basis of a song by the Canadian band The Barenaked Ladies. 2. What are the 10 kinds of people in the world? (c)...


Samsung SDI says to end plasma panel display production

(Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates)


How being switched to cheaper drugs could put you at risk

Alicia Ferrango felt the throbbing pain of a migraine attack start as she was five minutes into a boot camp exercise class. Although she’d had migraines in the past, this attack in April was by far the worst for a long time. ‘The pain began on one...

Daily Mail, 02:32 in Health

Eye test that can spot your risk of a stroke

A simple eye test may help identify patients at risk of stroke, suggests research published in the U.S. The £20 test takes photographs of the retina — the light-sensitive layer of cells at the back of the eyeball — which can become damaged by high...

Daily Mail, 02:32 in Health
Japanese business sentiment dips in second quarter

Japanese business sentiment dips in second quarter

Japanese business sentiment dipped in the three months to June, the Bank of Japan's latest Tankan survey has shown. The big manufacturers' index fell to plus 12, from plus 17 in the previous quarter. A positive reading shows firms feeling optimistic...

BBC, 02:33 in Business

SecondMarket, Pantera outbid in bitcoin auction

The rejection of two of the biggest names in the bitcoin industry is a potentially encouraging sign for the long-term prospects of the crypto-currency because this means the auction drew a lot of interest from other institutional as well as new...

China manufacturing growth hits six-month high in June

China manufacturing growth hits six-month high in June

China's manufacturing activity grew at its fastest pace for six months in June, suggesting that recent stimulus moves have started to have an impact. The official purchasing managers' index (PMI) rose to 51, from 50.8 in May. The PMI is a key...

BBC, 02:54 in Business

France's BNP pleads guilty, to pay $9 billion in U.S. sanctions case

In an unprecedented move, regulators also banned BNP for a year from conducting certain U.S. dollar transactions, a critical part of the bank's international business. The authorities said the severe penalties were warranted because of BNP's...

Reuters, 03:14 in Business

HP settles lawsuits over deal for British software company

Under the terms of the settlement, all claims against HP's current and former directors, officers and advisers, other than legacy Autonomy officials and advisers, will be dropped, the company said in a statement. Plaintiffs and their counsel at...

Reuters, 03:14 in Business

Labour's union ties under scrutiny

Labour's links with the giant Unite union will come under scrutiny today, with activists wanting the party to do more to promote pro-worker policies. General secretary Len McCluskey made it clear to the union's national conference in Liverpool that...


Monty Python to kick off live shows

The remaining members of Monty Python are to reunite on stage tonight for the first time in decades. The cult comedy act - John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones - have signed up for a string of farewell gigs with special...


Cat and dog lovers given chic new magazines

Fashionable cats: from Melbourne magazine Cat People. Photograph: Gavin Green Over recent months, animal lovers in Melbourne have been hunting down a new and stylish, independent magazine dedicated to cats. As Cat People vacated shops, another...


Call to back business rates reform

An influential business lobby group will today call on the major parties to back a radical reform of business rates in the run up to the next general election. The British Retail Consortium (BRC), which represents thousands of small firms, believes...

Denise Mina competes for a third Crime Novel award

Denise Mina competes for a third Crime Novel award

Author Denise Mina could make it a hat-trick win after being shortlisted again for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. The Scottish writer has been nominated for The Red Road, the latest in her DI Alex Morrow series. Mina won in...

BBC, 03:58 in Art & Culture
Newcastle Utd boss Pardew: English players aren’t value for money

Newcastle Utd boss Pardew: English players aren’t value for money

ALAN Pardew says Newcastle United will continue to search for overseas bargains - with many English youngsters not representing value for money. Newcastle have not paid a transfer fee for an established English player in Pardew’s time at the club....


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