Sunday, 31 August 2014


  • Ian McEwan: 'I'm only 66 – my notebook is still full of ideas'

    18:00 | 31/8/14
    The Guardian
    This makes her sound horribly over-accomplished but McEwan says he did not want her to be "a goody two-shoes". Still, with her "godly distance", she may be colder to the reader than he realises. more»
  • Donald Tusk, the new head of Europe

    18:00 | 31/8/14
    Initially reluctant to leave national politics, Donald Tusk, Poland's prime minister was persuaded by his wife Malgorzata for the “prestige, better money and less problems at work” that come with a top Brussels job at the top of EU officialdom renowned ... more»
  • The Fifth Quarter: Week 1 Rewind

    18:00 | 31/8/14
    Last year, Florida State rolled over, through and around its regular season opponents by an average score of 53-10, with their “closest” call being a 48-34 win over Boston College on the road in Week 5. They did not score less .... One of those ... more»
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Recent News
  • Why Joe Panik hits second in Giants' lineup

    17:48 | 31/8/14
    The new makeup prevents three straight left-handed batters - Panik, Gregor Blanco and Brandon Crawford - from hitting consecutively before the pitcher. more»
  • Warning: 10 extreme diets that can kill you

    17:37 | 31/8/14
    Emirates 24/7
    During these 10 days, nothing is consumed except for lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper, herbal laxative tea twice a day and four cups of salt water each morning. more»
  • Pols need to get wise

    17:26 | 31/8/14
    Boston Herald
    (His mugshot appears directly below Jimmy Sims' on the feds' Winter Hill Gang organizational chart.) Flynn began moving up in Local 25 after beating a 1981 organized-crime murder ... And now William O'Brien's son Sean is the boss of Local 25, when he's ... more»
  • Companies find other ways to move offshore and avoid US taxes

    17:26 | 31/8/14
    These buyouts mean profits for the U.S. private equity firms like Boston-based Bain Capital that orchestrated them. Bain earned more than $3 billion after it took ... Companies that have gone offshore with the help of an investment fund include Michael ... more»
  • Dubai's Emaar to launch malls unit IPO in Sept, list it in Oct

    17:26 | 31/8/14
    ... pay a dividend totalling 9 billion dirhams to its shareholders. A spokesman for the company told Reuters that subscriptions would open next month and the shares would be listed in October. more»
  • Engine oil supplement may reduce noisy valves

    17:15 | 31/8/14
    Chicago Daily Herald
    However, the first thing that comes to mind is you might have a heat shield loose on the exhaust system somewhere. You generally hear this noise at lower speeds and it changes with different engine loads. more»
  • Exelon pulled into West Lake problems

    17:15 | 31/8/14
    “It is unknown when the U.S. EPA will select a final remedy for public comment, but it will likely be sometime in 2015 at the earliest,” Exelon Corp. wrote in its most recent quarterly financial report. ... “There's certainly been landfills that have ... more»
  • Desert subdivision plans raise questions about water

    17:05 | 31/8/14
    The Desert Sun
    Jeff Morgan, chairman of the local group of the Sierra Club, quipped that he thinks the water agencies' long-term plans "should be in the fiction section" because they are unrealistic. more»
  • Names & News 8-31

    17:03 | 31/8/14
    Mason City Globe Gazette
    The Independent Community Bankers of America has recognized Manufacturers Bank & Trust Co. of Forest City for its 65th year as an ICBA member. more»
  • Hornets win a blowout as QB Safron throws five TDs

    17:03 | 31/8/14
    Sacramento Bee
    The offense is doing their job, 49 points. … As a defense, we need to make sure we limit them.” Sankey did his part, returning an interception 59 yards for a touchdown with seven minutes left in the third quarter for Sacramento State's final points ... more»
  • Living is easy in HeatherGlen

    16:52 | 31/8/14
    Kansas City Star
    The kitchen is where you'll find custom-raised panel maple cabinets, soft-close drawers, granite counter tops, charging center, vaulted beam ceiling, stainless steel appliances and an island with pull-out microwave drawer. more»
  • Alfa Romeo Giulietta: car review

    16:52 | 31/8/14
    The Guardian
    The system is activated by pressing the brake and accelerator pedals to the floor, then squeezing the down-shift paddle on the steering wheel and releasing the brake - the system then takes over the traction control, power delivery and transmission ... more»
  • Roundup of events going on at local houses of worship

    16:52 | 31/8/14
    Montgomery Advertiser
    White Cloud Baptist Church, Alabama 97 in Letohatchee, will hold a service of remembering and dedication in honor of the late John Sankey at 11 a.m. more»
  • How can we fix Jackson?

    16:52 | 31/8/14
    Jackson Clarion Ledger
    Blount tried again this year to pass a similar measure, one that would establish the state Department of Finance and Administration as a kind of central leasing authority that would focus on procuring space for state agencies once a lease runs, with an ... more»
  • Versatile U-PARC houses productive assortment

    16:52 | 31/8/14
    The company built science and analytic laboratories, offices and a drilling building, where it used an 80-foot oil derrick to duplicate field conditions, according to photos at the Sen. John Heinz History Center in ... “That's what is so unique about ... more»