News archive from 31 January 2011, page 19

Egypt debt rating downgraded by Moody's

Egypt debt rating downgraded by Moody's

Ratings agency Moody's has cut its debt rating for Egypt, and changed its outlook from stable to negative. Moody's said the cut was "prompted by the recent significant rise in political event risk and concern that the policy response could...

BBC, 09:55 in Business
 
Artificial pancreas could save lives of mothers-to-be with type 1 diabetes

Artificial pancreas could save lives of mothers-to-be with type 1 diabetes

A wearable artificial pancreas could dramatically reduce the risks of pregnancy in women with insulin-dependent diabetes, research has shown. Tests revealed that the device helped keep blood sugar levels under control and prevent the potentially fatal...

 
Walmart escalates row with New York over plans to bring stores to the Big Apple

Walmart escalates row with New York over plans to bring stores to the Big Apple

Walmart has dramatically escalated its row with New York"s council over whether or not it can open its first store in the city. Executives from the supermarket giant have refused to even attend a crunch meeting with councillors to decide if it...

 

Palestinian negotiators must not take key decisions on our behalf | Haneen Zoabi

Had the offer made by "representatives" of the Palestinian people to Israel during peace negotiations – revealed this week in the Palestine papers – been accepted, the resulting agreement would have been in conflict with international law....

 

The Book of Genesis, part 8: Why this story?

Genesis is the work of several different hands, all of them from very long ago. It gathers up stories and traditions that circulated by word of mouth in a world extraordinarily different from ours. Why do we still read it? Why this particular story?...

 

Metrologists will soon try to redefine the scientific world’s unit of mass

“HOW much does a kilogram weigh these days?” may sound an odd question. Does a kilogram not weigh just that, a kilogram? In fact, a kilogram is the mass of a cylindrical lump of platinum-iridium alloy that was cast in 1879 in Hatton Garden, the...

 

Get rid! Verbal barbarisms and cliches are a barrier to success for young footballers | Mind your language

"Just launch it!" went the cry – a kneejerk scream that can be heard up and down the country if a defender appears to entertain the slightest ambition of using skill or dexterity to remove himself from a vulnerable position. Football...

 
Ireland call up Tomas O'Leary and Kevin McLaughlin for Italy game

Ireland call up Tomas O'Leary and Kevin McLaughlin for Italy game

Ireland have called Tomas O'Leary and Kevin McLaughlin into their squad for the Six Nations opener against Italy in Rome on Saturday. The duo are called up after being involved in the Ireland Wolfhounds defeat to Scotland A last Friday night. The...

Guardian, 10:06 in Sport
 
Senior Pakistan police officer killed in double bombing

Senior Pakistan police officer killed in double bombing

Twin bomb attacks targeting police in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar have killed five people, including a senior police officer, officials said today. The deadliest attack saw a suicide bomber attack a vehicle carrying Rasheed Khan, the...

 
Dave channel loses trademark battle

Dave channel loses trademark battle

It was one of the most successful TV marketing coups of the last decade - the rebrand of little-watched digital channel UKTV G2 with the unlikely sobriquet, Dave. But now Dave may have to change its name again after its parent company UKTV was...

Guardian, 10:09 in Showbiz
 
BBC turns the airwaves Blue | Media Monkey

BBC turns the airwaves Blue | Media Monkey

The great British public hasn't exactly covered itself with glory choosing a UK entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest of late. So the BBC has decided to relieve them of that burden – and deprive the nation of one of the most acclaimed and must-watch...

Guardian, 10:09 in Showbiz
 
Does Andy Murray still have the will to win?

Does Andy Murray still have the will to win?

When he lost the final of the 2010 Australian Open to Roger Federer, a sobbing Andy Murray was inconsolable. Yesterday, after defeat at the hands of Novak Djokovic, the Briton appeared to have made peace with the idea that he might never win a Grand...

The Week, 10:11 in Showbiz
 
Kings of Leon postpone tours

Kings of Leon postpone tours

Rockers Kings Of Leon have postponed the band's upcoming tours in Australia and South Africa, as drummer Nathan Followill recovers from an arm injury. The rockers were set to kick off their trek with a show in Brisbane, Australia on 8 March but...

 
The King's Speech dominates 2011 SAG Awards

The King's Speech dominates 2011 SAG Awards

Colin Firth, Natalie Portman and the cast of The King's Speech took the top prizes at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday. Firth won Best Actor for his role in the monarchy drama, which also took the prize for Outstanding Performance by a...

 
Sir Elton opens up about 'dismissive' dad

Sir Elton opens up about 'dismissive' dad

Sir Elton John has opened up about his fractured relationship with his late father, revealing his dad never saw him perform. The Rocket Man, who welcomed a son, Zachary, over Christmas, craved attention from his father, Stanley Dwight, as he was...

 


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