News archive from 25 January 2016, page 12

West Brom keeper: It won't be remembered fondly - and nobody deserved to win it

West Brom keeper: It won't be remembered fondly - and nobody deserved to win it

Goalkeeper Ben Foster conceded West Brom’s dour draw with Villa would not live long in the memory. A classic Midlands derby this was not, as Albion toiled to produce anything meaningful up front. “It was a scrappy one and one that probably won’t be...

 

Housing 'severely unaffordable' as Sydney price to income ratio worsens

Housing in Australia has been categorised as “severely unaffordable” compared with metropolitan markets around the world, a comprehensive survey has found. Of 10 major metropolitan markets assessed in the housing affordability survey, Hong Kong had...

Guardian, 02:52 in Business
 

British government and Bill Gates announce £3bn to fight malaria

The British chancellor, George Osborne, and the Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, have unveiled a plan to spend billions to defeat “the world’s deadliest killer” malaria. Osborne and Gates announced £3bn (US$4.28bn) in funding over the next five years...

 

Don McLean protection order case dropped, says lawyer

Don McLean and his wife have agreed to dismiss an order of protection case that followed his arrest on a domestic violence charge, the lawyer for the American Pie singer has said. Related: Don McLean says he is 'not a villain', following his domestic...

 
China business confidence, recruitment hit record lows in January - SMI survey

China business confidence, recruitment hit record lows in January - SMI survey

BEIJING China's business confidence and recruitment activity slipped to record lows in January, a survey showed, adding to signs of weakness in the world's second-largest economy that could prod policymakers to roll out more support measures. The...

Reuters, 03:17 in Business
 

Jose Mourinho could become Manchester United manager soon

Manchester United are in talks with Jose Mourinho’s representatives – and he could take over at Old Trafford soon, according to reports. United have been strongly linked with a move for Mourinho since his exit from Chelsea last month. And now the The...

Metro, 03:23 in Sport
 

Panthers crush Cardinals to set up Super Bowl with Denver Broncos

Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others, and Carolina’s big-play defense stifled the league’s top-ranked offense in a 49-15 romp on Sunday for the NFC championship. It was the most points for a winner of an NFC title game. The NFL’s...

Guardian, 03:26 in Sport
 

Two Chinese killed in 'bomb' blast in Laos - Xinhua

BEIJING Two Chinese nationals were killed and another wounded in a suspected bomb blast in Laos, Chinese state media said on Monday, the latest incident in which Chinese citizens have been killed abroad as the country's economic footprint grows....

 

Missing woman urged to contact police after returning with son

Police in Cumbria are urging a woman who went missing with her seven-month-old son to get in contact. Donna Newby, 33, originally went missing from her home in Rawlinson Street, Barrow, on Saturday morning before returning home on Sunday with her...

 

Picture this - as Bishop of Stockport marks 'a year of surprises'

The first woman to be consecrated as a bishop in the Church of England says her first year in the post has been one of learning and surprises. Libby Lane made history when she became the Bishop of Stockport in January last year. Now two portraits of...

 

Turbulence diverts Milan-bound U.S. flight to Newfoundland

TORONTO An American Airlines passenger jet was diverted to an airport in eastern Canada on Sunday after hitting severe turbulence and seven people were taken to hospital, the airline said. The flight, which was bound for Milan from Miami, with 203...

 
Scunthorpe United NEWS: Iron will assess injury to Kevin van Veen

Scunthorpe United NEWS: Iron will assess injury to Kevin van Veen

SCUNTHORPE United hope to learn the extent of an injury to striker Kevin van Veen today. The Dutchman picked up the knock last week, while the Iron were training on the Glanford Park pitch and it was sufficient to rule him out of Saturday’s 3-0...

 

Google row - Boris Johnson says corporate giants should pay more tax

Corporate giants must be made to pay more tax in Britain but the companies are not to blame for the "derisory" sums they have paid out, according to Boris Johnson. London's mayor said it was "absurd" to blame multinationals for...

 
Google row - Boris Johnson says corporate giants should pay more tax

Google row - Boris Johnson says corporate giants should pay more tax

Corporate giants must be made to pay more tax in Britain but the companies are not to blame for the "derisory" sums they have paid out, according to Boris Johnson. London's mayor said it was "absurd" to blame multinationals for...

 

Unlimited annual leave: is it good HR or good PR?

The recent announcement that communications group STW is offering its consultants unlimited paid annual leave has stirred interest in the business community – although it’s not the first company to do so. Consulting firm CEB Global estimates that...

Guardian, 03:52 in Business
 


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