News archive from 5 April 2012, page 11

ALL IN THE MIND FOR PHIL MICKELSON

ALL IN THE MIND FOR PHIL MICKELSON

The three-times champion has a map in his mind as he sets out on his 20th Masters which he trusts more than any yardage book. There are mysterious forces at work at Augusta, not least the invisible pull of Rae's Creek, which distorts the expected...

 

Telecoms' texting nemesis WhatsApp says it's no threat

Instead, its co-founder, Brian Acton, said in a rare interview that WhatsApp was helping carriers move their customers to data packages that would, in the long term, prove more profitable. "I view it from the perspective that we're facilitating a...

 

U.S. court picks terms in Apple-Samsung patent case

Deciding on the meaning of certain terms, known as claim construction orders, helps to define the scope of a party's patent rights and can often shape the course of litigation. Apple sued Samsung in the United States last year, saying the South Korean...

Reuters, 00:48 in Business
 

Cheap supermarkets linked to weight

Shopping at Lidl may provide fat discounts but is also associated with pounds that are better shed than saved, a study has shown. Customers of cut price supermarkets are likely to be heavier and fatter than those who shop at expensive city centre...

 
ABSENT SAEED AJMAL LEAVES WORCESTERSHIRE IN A SPIN

ABSENT SAEED AJMAL LEAVES WORCESTERSHIRE IN A SPIN

PAKISTAN'S star spinner Saeed Ajmal looks set to miss out on a spell with Worcestershire this summer. England's winter tormentor, who spent the second half of last season with the club, had re-signed for the 2012 Twenty20 competition. But he is now...

Daily Star, 00:49 in Sport
 

Old Odeon cinema given top heritage status

A NEGLECTED former cinema building that once played host to Edinburgh's major film premieres has been given the strongest possible protection from heritage bosses. Historic Scotland has awarded A-listed status to the old Odeon, in the southside, after...

 

Powder found at Houston death scene

Whitney Houston's post-mortem report said detectives found white powdery substances and a spoon with white residue in the hotel room where she died. The report released also shows that Houston had cocaine throughout her system. The report details the...

 
Shop-bought baby foods 'lack vital nutrients essential for growth and protection against illness'

Shop-bought baby foods 'lack vital nutrients essential for growth and protection against illness'

Top selling baby foods lack vital nutrients essential for growth and protection against illness, researchers have warned. They have found that many of the most popular brands contain less than a fifth of the recommended daily supply of calcium,...

Daily Mail, 00:50 in Health
 

Total gas leak: ‘Abandoning rig was hardest ever decision’

THE manager of the stricken Elgin platform spoke for the first time yesterday of his agonising decision to turn on the installation's "total blackout key" and abandon the rig because of the threat of a potentially catastrophic gas leak....

 
GRAEME SWANN: GIVE ENGLAND PAL ANDREW STRAUSS A BREAK

GRAEME SWANN: GIVE ENGLAND PAL ANDREW STRAUSS A BREAK

GRAEME SWANN claims there is a witch-hunt against England captain Andrew Strauss. The under-fire skipper earned himself some vital breathing space yesterday by scoring 61 in a 122-run opening partnership with Alastair Cook against Sri Lanka. England...

Daily Star, 00:52 in Sport
 
GERMANS BID FOR GERS

GERMANS BID FOR GERS

They joined offers on the table from Paul Murray's Blue Knights and consortiums from Singapore and America. The fresh US bid is not linked to Chicago-based Club 9 Sports who had previously been linked with the club. All four parties have put their...

 
MAJSTROVIC PUTS CONTRACT TALK ON ICE

MAJSTROVIC PUTS CONTRACT TALK ON ICE

The 34-year-old has been out of action since injuring his knee on international duty with Sweden in February and his current Parkhead deal is up in the summer. Manager Neil Lennon has spoken about offering new terms to Majstorovic, but Polish...

 
Millions affected as tax and benefit changes come in

Millions affected as tax and benefit changes come in

Tax and benefit changes announced by Chancellor George Osborne over the past 18 months are set to come into force on Friday, affecting millions of people. The amount of income that is tax free is to rise by £630 to £8,105. The value of some benefits...

BBC, 00:55 in Business
 

Obesity blamed after womb cancer deaths rise by fifth in decade

A DRAMATIC increase in the number of women diagnosed with womb cancer means deaths have risen by almost 20 per cent in the past decade, figures suggest. Obesity is a key driver behind the increase in diagnoses, at least doubling the risk of the...

Scotsman, 00:55 in Hot News
 

Half of all workers use their wages to provide for others

ALMOST half of all workers have others financially dependent on their income for basic everyday living costs - with the average British salary supporting two people. A report found that 29 per cent of people with dependants never expect to become...

Scotsman, 00:55 in Hot News
 


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