News archive from 15 January 2019

Gender diversity is still a huge problem in the UK’s tech sector, report states

Gender diversity is still a huge problem in the UK’s tech sector, report states

The UK’s tech sector is still failing to hire women into technological roles, a new report from an industry charter has claimed. The Tech Talent Charter’s first benchmark report found that while women hold 26% of the technical roles within the...

Metro, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Rich students save by paying fees up front

Rich students save by paying fees up front

The wealthiest students are going to university in England for the lowest cost, by paying their tuition fees up front, say researchers. About 10% of students are not taking out loans and so avoid interest rates of 6.3% paid by other students, says the...

BBC, 00:11 in Regional
 
Tyson Fury sends retirement message to Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury sends retirement message to Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder

The former world heavyweight champion warned his rivals they must all take each other on in the ring or the rest of their careers will be pointless. Fury’s camp are in talks with WBC champion Wilder’s team over a rematch of their December draw. That...

Daily Star, 00:13 in Sport
 

Kumbh Mela: Hindus converge for largest-ever human gathering

From June last year, Dilip Trigunayak would stride out each morning to the banks of the Ganges and will the holy waters to recede. The clock was ticking. In six months, the floodplains where he stood would be the site of the largest human gathering in...

 
Why the Kumbh Mela in Prayahraj is the festival to end all festivals

Why the Kumbh Mela in Prayahraj is the festival to end all festivals

What does the Kumbh Mela celebrate? The Kumbh Mela is held at the four spots along the Ganges river where, Hindu tradition has it, drops of the nectar of immortality fell from an urn, or kumbh, that was being fought over by the gods and demons. Tens...

 
Surge in outsourcing after Carillion collapse 'staggering', unions say

Surge in outsourcing after Carillion collapse 'staggering', unions say

Trade unions have accused the government of failing to learn lessons from the collapse of Carillion, instead pumping even more money into outsourcing companies, a year on from the firm’s high-profile demise. The lifetime value of outsourcing contracts...

Guardian, 00:17 in Business
 
Taliban talks: Pakistan arrest 'sends militants message'

Taliban talks: Pakistan arrest 'sends militants message'

Pakistan has detained a senior Afghan Taliban member in an attempt to put pressure on the militants amid talks with the US, sources in the group say. Hafez Mohibullah, religious affairs minister when the Taliban ran Afghanistan before 2001, was held...

BBC, 00:18 in World News
 

Stay safe when flying kites

The region’s electricity distributor Northern Powergrid, is reminding people to stay safe and stay away from the electricity network when flying kites after an incident which saw a kite caught up in its 20,000 volt overhead power lines. The kite was...

 
Guardiola tells City players to keep minds on the job and forget Liverpool

Guardiola tells City players to keep minds on the job and forget Liverpool

Pep Guardiola said he has no “magician’s ball” to tell him how many points Manchester City may need to defend their Premier League title following Monday’s 3-0 win over Wolves that cut Liverpool’s lead to four. Jürgen Klopp’s side have 57 after 22...

Guardian, 00:20 in Sport
 

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Ground Zero art exhibit featuring Saudi flag to be relocated

Ground Zero art exhibit featuring Saudi flag to be relocated

An art exhibit installed close to the site of World Trade Center in New York, which includes a giant candy sculpture wrapped in the Saudi Arabian flag, will be relocated following complaints from groups advocating for victims of the terrorist attacks...

 
R Kelly accuser says rapper threatened to reveal her sexual history in letter

R Kelly accuser says rapper threatened to reveal her sexual history in letter

Singer R Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal embarrassing details of a woman’s sexual history if she didn’t drop a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse, the woman and her lawyer said Monday. In the letter, a person identifying himself as R...

 

Sending hospital patients home earlier ‘could save NHS millions’

Millions of pounds could be saved and NHS patients given greater comfort if a pioneering scheme to discharge people from hospital more quickly is extended to the whole health service. Health bosses said a “common sense” pilot scheme has seen patients...

 
The former homeless man bringing web access to the Bronx

The former homeless man bringing web access to the Bronx

The digital divide - the economic gap between those with internet access and those without - is a growing problem throughout the world, and not just in developing economies. Many people are trying the bridge this gap, and here are some of their...

 
'Me Too' beats 'big dick energy' as Macquarie Dictionary's 2018 word of the year

'Me Too' beats 'big dick energy' as Macquarie Dictionary's 2018 word of the year

“Big dick energy”, “single-use” and “deepfake” have missed out on being named 2018’s word of the year, with Australia’s Macquarie Dictionary landing on “Me Too” for its annual honour. The phrase, first coined by American social activist Tarana Burke...

 


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