News archive from 8 October 2016, page 2

Cricket: Five-star ball on England debut

England snatch victory from Bangladesh in series opener Jake Ball became the first England bowler to take five wickets on a one-day international debut yesterday as he masterminded a stunning 21-run win over Bangladesh in the series opener in Dhaka....

 

Now you can chat to your house: Thington AI personal assistant lets you control your home

Smart homes may soon be equipped with an AI concierge to help you manage all of your connected devices. San Francisco firm Thington has revealed a free iPhone app that pairs with smart lights, cameras, and other devices in the growing Internet of...

 

Strachan struggling to pick a starting XI for Lithuania

Gordon Strachan admits his Scotland team selections are taking longer than ever as he wrestles with some dilemmas ahead of the World Cup contest with Lithuania. The Scotland manager watched his three left-backs produce the most impressive week of...

 

Apple wins $120 million appeal in Samsung copycat patent case

A US appeals court on Friday handed Apple a victory in one of its battles with rival Samsung, reinstating a $119.6 million verdict for the iPhone maker for patent infringement. In the latest twist in a series of patent cases between the smartphone...

 

Stunning sight-and-sound sensations from Coppe and co.

21rpm St Giles-in-the-Fields, London WC2 4/5 CONCEIVED as a get-together for collaborators with eccentric Japanese child star and musician Coppe, and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of her cult record label Mango and Sweetrice, this all-day...

 

Poetry

Olive Branch: On the Divine Right of Honourable Members for the Parliamentary Labour Party Hardly any of us wish you dead. The decapitation machine is mostly metaphorical. We have no immediate plans to place your severed heads — eyes and tongues...

 

Magical Snow White for all ages

Snow White Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield/Touring 4/5 THERE’S a surprisingly thin line to tread between the Brothers Grimm and Disney and it’s one that BalletLORENT imperceptibly passes about 15 minutes into its adaptation of Snow White. The...

 

Rugby League: Smith wants to join the big boys with Grand Final win

Warrington coach aims to defeat Wigan at Old Trafford today Warrington have the chance to come of age when they take on Wigan in the 19th Super League Grand Final today, according to coach Tony Smith. It is seven years since Smith relinquished his job...

 
Ricky Burns edges world title thriller against Kiryl Relikh and eyes Las Vegas mega fight

Ricky Burns edges world title thriller against Kiryl Relikh and eyes Las Vegas mega fight

THE American dream is alive and well for Ricky Burns after the champion dug deep to come through a brutal battle with Belarusian brawler Kiryl Relikh. The Scottish fight legend is heading Stateside for a mega money bout with Adrien Broner after...

 

France to invest $47 million in Sahel counter-terror training

France plans to invest 42 million euros ($47 million) to help countries of Africa's Sahel region prepare to face jihadist attacks similar to those that killed dozens in Paris in 2015, an interior ministry official said on Friday. The Sahel, a...

 

Golden Apple award winners revealed

Ulverston Victoria High School (UVHS) was named as secondary school of the year at the CN Group Education Awards - the Golden Apples. The award recognises the role the school is playing on the education scene locally and nationally. As well as being...

 

Vicious Racists Target Abbott

New shadow home secretary faces ‘misogynoir’ attacks on social media VILE racist slurs were directed at new shadow home secretary Diane Abbott yesterday following her promotion in the Labour reshuffle. The Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP was...

 

Ritzy strikers take fight to red carpet

Cinema staff urge BFI to cut ties with Cineworld CINEMA workers staged a second strike in two weeks yesterday in a long-running dispute for the London Living Wage (LLW) by calling on the British Film Institute (BFI) to break ties with the cinema’s...

 

Smith’s infiltrators donated thousands

Leadership challenger backed by Tories, Lib Dems and Greens by Jimmy Lucas OWEN SMITH received big money backing for his challenge to Jeremy Corbyn from Tory, Lib Dem and Green Party donors, figures published by Parliament have revealed. The...

 

South Africa: General strike calls for decent work

Cosatu-affiliated workers walk out to end corporate greed SOUTH AFRICAN workers staged a general strike yesterday to mark World Day for Decent Work. The strike called by revolutionary union federation Cosatu was part of the global events organised by...

 


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