All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘UK’

Deloitte Fine: 14 Million Pounds, or $22 Million

The accounting firm that advised the MG Rover Group and the Phoenix Four, Deloitte & Touche, has been fined £14 million, or roughly $22 million U.S., for a conflict of interest. The Guardian reports that the Financial Reporting Council, which issued the record-breaking fine, gave the company a severe reprimand over ethical breaches and the amount of money made through …

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Sarin Found in Syria Clothing Samples, Says Cameron

As the U.S. Congress debates the merits of bombing Syria, the British Prime Minister is also pushing the case for intervention in the Syrian Civil War. Speaking at the G20 summit today in Saint Petersburg, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron asserted that new tests have turned up positive for sarin gas in Syria. According to The Gurardian, Cameron stated that …

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Badger Cull Divides UK Communities

In the UK, The Government’s decision to begin culling badgers across a swathe of Somerset and Gloucestershire in an attempt to stem the spread of bovine TB has left communities deeply divided. On one side are those, like Miss Brumby and her fellow members of the Somerset Badger Patrol, determined to do what they can to disrupt the cull. “We’re …

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Badger Cull: Pilot Efforts Begin in UK

The BBC is reporting around 5000 badgers are expected to be shot in the controversial badger cull, an effort which is intended to halt the spread of bovine tuberculosis in Great Britain. Many farmers are in favor of the efforts to help protect their beef, but just as many remain unconvinced. A letter from the National Farmers’ Union’s president, Peter …

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Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden, & The UK Fiasco

The last few days have been quite trying for those reporters at the Guardian that are trying to cover the Edward Snowden NSA story with any semblance of integrity. For anyone who may not have been following the entirety of this story, this will sum up events as they occurred so far. When it comes to our side of the …

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Google Launches Car Insurance Comparison Tool In France

Google has expanded its car insurance rate comparison tool in France at its Google.fr domain. The feature was spotted by blogger Quentin Ducreux Lerebours at Rude Baguette. He writes: For now, users can get price comparisons for only 7 companies : 4assur, AllSecur (Allianz), Acomme Assure, Aloa Assurances (Covéa), Active Assurances et SOS Malus. On the website, a link offers …

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Are Search Engines Doing Enough To Deter Child Abuse?

Are search engines like Google and Bing doing enough to combat child exploitation and those seeking out images of it? That’s a question that’s on a lot of people’s minds this week as Microsoft has said that it will include new pop-ups aiming to deter those seeking out such content on Bing. Google, on the other hand, has reportedly elected …

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Britain’s UFO Desk Shuttered: Little Girl to Blame?

Over 4,000 pages of documents recently released by the UK’s Ministry of Defense explain why the MoD opted to close its UFO hotline in December 2009. The Ministry claimed that the UFO desk offered “no [military] benefit” and that, in more than 50 years of operation, nothing that had come across the desk to indicate the existence of extraterrestrial life …

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Chromebooks Are Soon Coming To More Stores In More Countries

Google really wants you to buy a Chromebook. That may be impossible, however, for those that have made a solemn swear never to shop at Best Buy or Amazon.com. For the devout retail loyalist, Google has a few more options for you coming this summer. Google announced today that Chromebooks will soon be available at Walmart and Staples. The expansion …

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Netflix To Add User Profiles, Watchlist (Queue) In UK This Year

Earlier this week, we got a glimpse of Netflix’s upcoming user profiles, when Yahoo News spoke with a company exec at E3, and received a demo. The profiles are reportedly coming by the end of August, at least here in the U.S. The Inquirer reports that UK users will also be getting user profiles sometime this year, along with a …

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George Michael: Accident Didn’t Keep Him Down For Long

Two weeks ago, singer George Michael was involved in a car accident. He was treated for “superficial cuts and injuries,” but is now out of the hospital. Reuters reports that Michael was released from the hospital today after being held for observation. The singer was checked out with a clean bill of health. Michael’s official Facebook page released the following …

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Netflix to Stream The Killing Across the Pond One Day After It Airs

U.S. audiences will see the third season of The Killing air this Sunday, June 2nd, on AMC. And Netflix users across the pond, in the U.K. and Ireland won’t have to wait very long after that to stream it themselves. Netflix has announced that new episodes of the show will become available to stream in the aforementioned markets just one …

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