News archive from 30 May 2013, page 5

Dish tops rival Sprint's bid for Clearwire

Dish tops rival Sprint's bid for Clearwire

(Reporting by Garima Goel in Bangalore; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)

Reuters, 01:19 in Business
 

Man faces soldier murder charge

A man is to be charged with the murder of soldier Lee Rigby, it has been announced. Michael Adebowale, who was shot by armed police after the soldier was hacked to death in Woolwich last week, will be charged and appear in court on Thursday, the Crown...

 

Comment: Schoolchildren can deliver boost of energy

Scotland has huge potential in terms of renewable energy off our shores - with an estimated 25 per cent of all the European offshore wind and 10 per cent of the potential wave power. The challenge is to ensure that we have a ready supply chain and the...

Scotsman, 01:40 in Learning
 

Gig review: Fox Attack, Glasgow

A GIFTED young pianist called Yi Su returns home very late from a day at college. He seems strained, agitated; and when his mother starts to tell him about a wild fox that has invaded the house, he is almost unable to listen to her story. Fox Attack -...

 

Gig review: David Patrick’s International Sextet, Edinburgh

David Patrick is a versatile pianist and composer, equally at home playing with Carol Kidd or Salsa Celtica, although Stravinsky doesn't readily spring to mind. David Patrick’s International Sextet - Jazz Bar, Edinburgh * * * * However, he marked...

 

Gig review: The Kennedys, Glasgow

THIS New York husband and wife Americana duo - Pete and Maura Kennedy - count Steve Earle, the Byrds' Roger McGuinn and particularly Nanci Griffith (in whose band they play, and to whom this show was dedicated) among their admirers. The Kennedys -...

 
Threatening letters sent to New York mayor may contain ricin - police

Threatening letters sent to New York mayor may contain ricin - police

"In both letters the content was identical," police spokesman Paul Browne said, adding that the packages contained "an oily substance" that was a pink or orange hue. "One letter was addressed to the mayor personally."...

 
Letters containing ricin sent to New York mayor Michael Bloomberg

Letters containing ricin sent to New York mayor Michael Bloomberg

Both letters contained threats to Michael Bloomberg and an oily pinkish-orange substance, according to reports. Photograph: Seth Wenig/AP Two threatening letters sent to New York mayor Michael Bloomberg contained traces of the deadly poison ricin,...

 

Letters to mayor 'contained ricin'

May 30 2013 Two anonymous letters sent to New York mayor Michael Bloomberg contained traces of the deadly poison ricin, police have said. The threatening letters were opened on Friday in New York at the city's mail facility and on Sunday in...

 
Mother of baby trapped in sewer raised alarm

Mother of baby trapped in sewer raised alarm

The mother of the Chinese newborn baby trapped in a sewer in an ordeal caught on video had raised the alarm and was present for the two-hour rescue - but did not admit giving birth until confronted by police. Police only became suspicious when they...

 
China's Shuanghui to buy US pork producer for $4.7bn

China's Shuanghui to buy US pork producer for $4.7bn

China's Shuanghui International plans to buy US pork producer Smithfield Foods for $4.7bn (£3.1bn) to meet the country's rising demand for meat. Shuanghui, which is China's biggest pork producer, is offering to pay for the company in cash. The deal,...

BBC, 02:16 in Business
 
Jon Bon Jovi waives concert fee in crisis-hit Spain

Jon Bon Jovi waives concert fee in crisis-hit Spain

The US rock star Bon Jovi has revealed that has waived his fee at a concert in Madrid next month, in light of the country's economic crisis. The unusually cheap tickets for the gig have already sold out. They were on sale for between 18 (£15; $23)...

BBC, 02:24 in Art & Culture
 
Motorola hits comeback trail with new U.S.-made phone

Motorola hits comeback trail with new U.S.-made phone

Woodside told the AllThingsD conference in Palos Verdes that he was "pretty confident in the products we're going to be shipping in the fall." The new smartphone will debut in a market dominated by the iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy range of...

 

U.S. soldier accused of killing Afghans in deal to avoid execution - lawyer

Robert Bales, a decorated veteran of four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, is accused of gunning down villagers, mostly women and children, in attacks on their family compounds in Kandahar province in March 2012. Lawyer Emma Scanlan said in an...

 

Ancient trees at risk, says charity

May 30 2013 Thousands of "precious" ancient trees could be at risk from pests and diseases such as ash dieback and acute oak decline, experts have warned. Described as the natural equivalent of listed buildings, ancient trees have stood for...

 


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