News archive from 30 October 2014, page 1

Tom Peterkin: Jim Murphy to revive Scottish Labour

MURPHY has the profile and pragmatism to revive the fortunes of Scottish Labour, writes Tom Peterkin. It IS somewhat ironic that it is Labour that appears to have gone into meltdown after referendum victory, while the SNP is buoyant despite having its...

Scotsman, 00:17 in Politics
 
Spending watchdog slams inspection regime for English state schools

Spending watchdog slams inspection regime for English state schools

Waves of reform have left England’s state schools working under a confused array of inspection regimes and unclear systems for raising standards, according to a report by the government’s spending watchdog. The highly critical assessment published on...

Guardian, 00:17 in Learning
 
Amelia Earhart Mystery: Plane Fragment Found?

Amelia Earhart Mystery: Plane Fragment Found?

A fragment of metal found on an uninhabited Pacific atoll came from the missing plane flown by legendary US pilot Amelia Earhart, researchers claim. She disappeared on a round-the-world flight in July 1937 - a mystery that has enthralled aviation...

 
AFL 2015 fixture list: Sunday and Monday night games scrapped

AFL 2015 fixture list: Sunday and Monday night games scrapped

The AFL is promoting next year’s fixture list as one for the fans, with more Saturday afternoon matches and no Sunday night or Monday night games. The season will start a week late on 2 April because of the cricket World Cup, with Carlton and Richmond...

Guardian, 00:20 in Sport
 
Zoe Quinn: GamerGate must be condemned

Zoe Quinn: GamerGate must be condemned

Games publishers and industry figures must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", developer Zoe Quinn has told the BBC. Ms Quinn has been at the centre of a furore which some argue is about ethics in...

 

Hamilton feels far from comfortable

Lewis Hamilton has conceded to feeling far from comfortable as the battle for this year's Formula One world title heads into the home straight. Four successive victories for the second time this season have catapulted Hamilton into a 17-point lead...

 

Apple Pay rival hacked before it even launches: Firm behind CurrentC admits breach as it defends decision...

A mobile payment service backed by Wal-Mart, Best Buy and other leading retailers is defending its practice of prohibiting its members from accepting alternatives such as Apple Pay. However, Merchant Customer Exchange shopped short of giving a reason...

 
Smartphone woes drag Samsung Electronics profit to more than 3-year low

Smartphone woes drag Samsung Electronics profit to more than 3-year low

Samsung on Thursday said its third-quarter operating profit fell by an annual 60.1 percent to 4.1 trillion won (2.44 billion pounds), matching its guidance issued earlier this month and marking the weakest result since the second quarter of 2011....

 
Catholics call for ban on 'Satanic' Halloween

Catholics call for ban on 'Satanic' Halloween

The Vatican's first official conference of exorcists has warned of a danger to young people at Halloween, when there is an increase in occult activity. Father Aldo Buonaiuto, of the International Association of Exorcists, which met in Rome at the...

 
Pupils who set up secret Nazi fan-club to be investigated by German police

Pupils who set up secret Nazi fan-club to be investigated by German police

Pupils in the class greeted each other with "Heil Hitler" salutes and communicated in Nazi slogans. Some were pictured wearing Hitler moustaches and praised the tyrant as "a great man." Students communicated by mobile phone...

 

Coca-Cola to buy 29 percent stake in Indonesian unit for $500 million

Coca-Cola Amatil's Sydney-listed shares rose 5 percent after its United States backer agreed to take the 29.4 percent holding which effectively values the Indonesian business at $1.7 billion. While sales volumes have jumped in South-East Asia's...

Reuters, 00:23 in Business
 
Win a Hull FC season pass for 2015

Win a Hull FC season pass for 2015

We have teamed up with Hull FC to give away five, 2015 season passes over the next coming weeks. With the new Super League structure been introduced, the 2015 promises to be the best season to date and a season pass will allow you to watch all of the...

 
Celtic 6 - Partick 0: Hat-trick hero John Guidetti fancies Old Firm semi

Celtic 6 - Partick 0: Hat-trick hero John Guidetti fancies Old Firm semi

The Swede fired home two free-kicks and a penalty in a 6-0 demolition of Partick in the League Cup quarter-final. And the on-loan Manchester City striker says that no matter who the Hoops face in the semi, they are “going down.” The last-four draw...

 
Son of Lanarkshire man Africa’s only white leader

Son of Lanarkshire man Africa’s only white leader

THE son of a Lanarkshire jam-maker has become the first white leader of an African

Scotsman, 00:24 in Politics
 
Martin O'Neill: Ireland have NO FEAR of Gordon Strachan's Scots

Martin O'Neill: Ireland have NO FEAR of Gordon Strachan's Scots

The former Hoops boss returns to Parkhead on November 14 to take on Gordon Strachan's side with the aim being to cement their place atop Group D. O'Neill said: “Scotland won't be easy. They're flying. Gordon Strachan has them doing well. They had a...

 


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