News Daily: Van hits crowd near mosque – BBC News

June 19, 2017

… week’s disaster. Macron wins parliamentary majority It’s not the landslide many predicted, but French President Emmanuel Macron’s party has won a clear majority in the country’s parliamentary elections. His centrist La Republique En Marche group, with its MoDem ally, took more than 300 seats in the 577-member National Assembly. But voter turnout hit a record low – just 42%. Analysis: Macron’s conquest is complete. What now? By Hugh Schofield, in Paris The …


US Open 2017: World’s top three miss cut as quartet battle for lead

June 17, 2017

… the cut mark all the way through his second round late Friday. But he faltered in the closing stages and rounds of 75, 73 for four over gave the 32-year-old extra time to be with fiance Paulina and second child River Jones, who was born Monday. McIlroy, who has missed the last five weeks because of a rib injury, said in the build-up if players couldn’t hit the wide Erin Hills fairways they should “pack their bags and go home.” Well, McIroy was forced to practice what he …


NHS cyber-attack was ‘launched from North Korea’ – BBC News

June 16, 2017

The same group is also thought to have been behind the theft of money from banks. NHS hit In May, ransomware called WannaCry swept across the world, locking computers and demanding payment for them to be unlocked. The NHS in the UK was particularly badly hit. Officials in Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) began their own investigation and concluded their assessment in recent weeks. The ransomware did not target Britain or the NHS specifically, and may well have been a …


Election 2017: Five key things about the Question Time special – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… of the system, was repeatedly asked whether he would be prepared to push the button if the UK was under attack. After saying he thinks the “idea of anyone ever using a nuclear weapon anywhere in the world is utterly appalling and terrible”, he ruled out authorising its “first use”. Election latest and live updates Public hit leaders’ vulnerable spots But he declined to give a straight answer on whether he would use nuclear weapons in retaliation, with BBC anchor …


What happened to Robert the smoking robot? – BBC News

June 1, 2017

… Telegraph Image caption Robert first hit the headlines in the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph “As is claimed for the Charles Lawson robot, it could walk, talk, smoke and count,” he said. “The robot relied on a combination of motors, photoelectric cells, telephone relays and a record player to perform 26 pre-programmed routines, each one initiated by voice commands from a human co-star. “Smoking was done using automated bellows which were also a feature of 19th …


Election blind dates: Peter Stringfellow and Mary Beard – BBC News

June 1, 2017

… social exclusion in this country is so unfair that if higher taxation could solve that, surely that’s a good thing? Did you convince him on anything?: I thought the place I made the best hit actually was on taxation because I didn’t think that Peter had a very good answer to the absolute blatant unfairness of social division. I think I did rather better on taxation than I did on the feminist issues. I think he’s rather more practised at dealing with that actually. What about …


Taking a break? The 1.7bn career gap – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… child started school. She has since become a senior engineer at the company. “The Skanska job was the first to hit all the boxes. It was part-time, location-wise it was flexible and it was relevant to my engineering skills,” she says. “I had heard some horror stories from people with big gaps in their CV where the initial [recruitment] filter just puts them straight in the bin.” But she says a returnship is “good for both sides”. “Going in for three …


Learn how to turn your setbacks in business into long-term success feat. Barbara Corcoran

… take a hit hard, (they take rejection hard, that’s normal human nature) but the really successful people spend a lot less time feeling sorry for themselves.” 2. Have a lower IQ Corcoran says: “The really intelligent people often fail from the paralyses of analysis analyzing things and really thinking too deep about ‘what went wrong?’, ‘what should I do?’. While they’re doing all that stuff, life is going by [while] you can be on to your next big …

May 28, 2017

M&S annual profits fall by 64% as revamp costs bite – BBC News

The fact that Easter fell later this year hit the company hard, although Mr Rowe added that the fall was also partly due to a push for more clothes being sold at full price. Clothing and home sales revenue still fell by 3.4%, although food performed better, falling just 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Mr Rowe said the company remained “on track” with its turnaround plans announced last year, which include opening new food-only stores, selling clothing and homewares in fewer stores …

May 24, 2017

Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

… the Gag Rule have shown that it doesn’t actually decrease abortions, but because it does cut off access to contraception, it actually makes abortion rates go up. Who knows what will happen when the rule cuts off access to HIV drugs or vaccines. I’ve reported on the Global Gag Rule from Ghana, one of the countries hit hardest by Bush’s version of the rule. What most pro-lifers in America don’t seem to realize — or don’t care about — is that the health …

May 20, 2017

Share sale returns Lloyds to private sector – BBC News

Ministers have claimed that all the public money used to buy Lloyds shares has been returned. ‘Very difficult situation’ However, the true cost is disputed, with some critics claiming the lost interest has not been taken into account. Others have argued that the heavy losses previously suffered by Lloyds also hit the government’s stake. Either way, the 20.3bn of public funds used to buy the shares had already been recouped due to dividend payments made to all shareholders. …

May 18, 2017

1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

(CNN)More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — an average of 3,000 deaths per day — from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The leading cause of deathamong 10- to 19-year-olds globally in 2015 was road injury, which killed more than 115,000 people, followed by lower respiratory infections and self-harm. When separated by age, sex and region, however, the leading causes of death differed …

May 16, 2017