News archive from 31 October 2012, page 17

Traders count cost of lack of 4G

Oct 31 2012 Another Christmas without a universal 4G service will cost the UK economy £120 million in lost sales, according to a study. Slow connection speeds are set to pose a barrier for many consumers wanting to shop via their mobile phones, and a...

 
Asian shares firmer; yen slips as risk appetite warms

Asian shares firmer; yen slips as risk appetite warms

The MSCI index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.2 percent after touching a two-week low on Tuesday. Australian shares rose 0.5 percent as a rebound in copper prices boosted miners, while South Korean shares climbed 0.7 percent. Japan's...

Reuters, 02:45 in Business
 

GP endorses contentious death care

THE CONTROVERSIAL method of withholding food and drink from terminally ill people to quicken death has "transformed" end-of-life care, a Scottish GP claims. The Liverpool Care Pathway enables people to have a “pain-free, dignified death” at...

Scotsman, 03:00 in Hot News
 

Stroke risk reduced by two servings of oily fish

EATING two portions of oily fish a week could help ward off a stroke, research suggests. Scientists have found that eating two helpings of oily fish – such as salmon, trout, mackerel, kippers or sardines – every week could moderately reduce risk of a...

Scotsman, 03:00 in Hot News
 
‘I am a good mum’ insists woman who killed both of her children

‘I am a good mum’ insists woman who killed both of her children

A WOMAN who killed her two children while suffering from post-natal depression has told a court she was "a good mum". • Mother tried to take her own life after killing here two children • Felicia Boots had been taking anti-depressants prior...

Scotsman, 03:00 in Hot News
 

Smells like a good deal for Christies

THE remnants of a smashed bass guitar from Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit video are to be sold for up to £25,000 next month. The band’s Krist Novoselic bought the Zen-On bass from a pawn shop prior to the 1991 video shoot. It will be sold by...

Scotsman, 03:00 in Hot News
 
Apple's iPad mini packs full-sized punch but screen inferior: reviews

Apple's iPad mini packs full-sized punch but screen inferior: reviews

Both Mossberg and New York Times columnist David Pogue offered kudos for cramming most of its full-sized cousin's functions onto a smaller device, as advertised. But the iPad mini's 1024 x 768 resolution was a big step backwards from the iPad's...

 

ARM unveils chip designs for future smartphones, servers

The Cambridge-based company, whose technology is in Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S3, said its latest blueprints would deliver three times today's processing power using the same amount of energy. The new chips use 64-bit...

 
Halloween theatre explores darkest fears

Halloween theatre explores darkest fears

The auditorium goes dark. Night black. Silence. A chair scrapes. Nervous laughter. A disembodied voice speaks of murder, meat-hooks and maggots. Unseen things drop from above. The screaming starts... It's a Thursday night at the Soho Theatre, where...

BBC, 03:45 in Art & Culture
 
Heseltine Reveals Radical Local Growth Plan

Heseltine Reveals Radical Local Growth Plan

Former Cabinet minister Lord Heseltine has published a sweeping report aimed at stimulating growth, which is littered with criticism of Government inertia and delay. The report, entitled No Stone Unturned, was commissioned by the Chancellor more than...

 
Chelsea plan fancy dress horror show to 'scare Manchester United players'

Chelsea plan fancy dress horror show to 'scare Manchester United players'

It will be the second time in a week United face Chelsea, with the Red Devils showing off their tricks and treats in a 3-2 win at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in the Premier League. However, Blues boss Roberto Di Matteo is desperate for some revenge, and...

Metro, 03:46 in Sport
 

First Minister misled no-one, says Henry McLeish

Former first minister Henry McLeish said Alex Salmond has not misled voters about not taking legal advice on an independent Scotland joining the European Union. In a television interview last night Mr McLeish defended the First Minister, despite...

Scotsman, 03:46 in Politics
 

Festival review: Haddowfest, Various Venues, Edinburgh

WITH students back at uni and settling in to their first term, it's obvious why this third annual instalment of multi-venue city festival Haddowfest has been staged at this time of year. Haddowfest Various Venues, Edinburgh Star rating: * * * * It’s...

 

Gig review: Alt-J, Oran Mor, Glasgow

Cambridge quartet Alt-J are such red-hot favourites to win the Mercury Prize this week that their album, An Awesome Wave, was tipped to take the honours before the shortlist had been announced. Alt-J Oran Mor, Glasgow Star rating: * * * This wager of...

 

At least 50 killed in US storms

The most devastating storm in decades to hit the most densely populated US region has cut off modern communication and left millions without power, as thousands who fled their waterlogged homes wondered when and if life would return to normal. A...

 


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