“A lot of organisations – not just universities – feel that there will be a moment when either some form of deal is likely or no deal is likely. “For all of us in different organisations, that could be really, really uncomfortable. And four weeks is really not a very long time. “We have lots of people – we want them all to stay – people who work in all parts of the organisation. We have illustrious professors doing important things, and we have people who work in catering, and they are all really important.
November 22, 2017 10:30 UTC
England last won in 1986 and have lost five and drawn twice since. Australia v England, Ashes 2017-18: Guardian writers’ predictions Read moreHow can I watch this unfolding joy/nightmare? BT Sport have exclusive UK rights to their first Ashes tour, and in addition to live coverage they will show extended highlights at the end of play, and put a briefer version online for free every day at 7pm GMT. Australia have won six of the last seven Ashes series on home soil and are odds-on favourites to win this one as well. The Final Word: Ashes 2017-18 – Ellyse Perry interview and men's series preview – podcast Read moreAustralians specialising in warfare?
November 22, 2017 10:00 UTC
As an added bonus, somewhere in the middle of all that they won their first Oceania Champions League as well. Then again, they have failed to win anything during his two years as Prime Minister so far anyway! He was a surprise selection for West Germany’s 1990 World Cup squad but never made it as far as the pitch. The World Cup final and European Championships finals are both shown simultaneously on two domestic TV channels (BBC & ITV). “In the light of next year’s World Cup taking shape, I spent the international break reliving the last World Cup and noticed that Argentina scored their last goal in the competition in the eighth minute of their quarterfinal game against Belgium.
November 22, 2017 09:56 UTC
But I think Angela Merkel will come out on top again anyway, although maybe strengthened.”Her mother, Irmgard, 80, nodded furiously. “I don’t think Merkel is to blame for that, but I also don’t think she has much say over what happens. I constantly worry what Germany might unleash on the world, particularly with Britain leaving the EU, which just gives Germany more power in Europe. We’ve seen what’s happened in the US, and how people’s language and behaviour is being shaped by Donald Trump. Well, I fear a German Trump.
November 22, 2017 04:52 UTC
Blackfriars Priory school covers statue of St Martin de Porres that depicted saint handing a loaf of bread to a young boyA new statue at a Catholic school in Adelaide has been covered up and will be remodelled over issues with it being “potentially suggestive”. The statue of St Martin de Porres at Blackfriars Priory was unveiled recently and depicts the saint handing a loaf of bread to a young boy. However, the unfortunate placement of the bread raised other connotations and the school apologised for any concerns the design may have caused. 7 News Adelaide (@7NewsAdelaide) Blackfriars Priory School forced to cover up a brand new statue after its unfortunate design of a kneeling boy and a saint caused a social media storm. Darren Lutchner (@Dlutchy) Blackfriars Priory School replace statue with .... pic.twitter.com/7Anbxadz7USt Martin, a Dominican brother, was known for his tireless work for the poor and downtrodden in his native Peru during the 16th century.
November 22, 2017 04:44 UTC
David Cassidy obituary Read more“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy. Facebook Twitter Pinterest David Cassidy (top row, second from right) in 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family. Q&A Share your memories and tributes to David Cassidy Show Hide If you have memories and tributes to David Cassidy you can share them via our form here. “He was a very talented and nice person.”Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) I’m very sad to hear about David Cassidy. KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) I grew up in an era before even cable TV, when The Partridge Family was already in reruns.
November 22, 2017 02:21 UTC
Elvis Costello and Lauryn Hill are among the high-profile artists who have cancelled shows following pressure from the movement. Radiohead are wrong to play in Israel. He chooses to stand with the oppressor.”The artists’ statements were published by Artists For Palestine UK, a lobby group that published its own statement. The Israeli government sees the boycott movement as a strategic threat and accuses it of antisemitism – a claim BDS denies. • An earlier version of the article incorrectly listed U2 and Bjork as among artists who had joined a cultural boycott.
November 22, 2017 00:45 UTC
Five years after shocking gang rape, rapid response unit aims to combat assault and harassment in India’s crowded capitalDelhi’s police force has created an all-female motorcycle squad in an attempt to tackle rising crime against women, particularly in the city’s narrow alleyways. It is hoped that their presence will deter offenders and reassure women, who led protests against sexual assault five years ago after a brutal gang rape in Delhi. Research released this month found that women who report such crimes are still routinely harassed by police or bullied into silence. “Because they will zip through narrow lanes and have GPS, they will have a faster response time than patrol vans. Delhi’s high court has ordered the city’s police force to develop a strategy to tackle crime against women, after repeated failures to curb cases.
November 22, 2017 00:33 UTC
The BBC is said to fear that new legislation would make the Information Commissioner’s Office a de facto regulator of the media DAN KITWOOD/GETTY IMAGESNew powers allowing pre-publication censorship of the media would have a “chilling effect” on investigative journalism, the BBC has warned. The newspaper industry has also raised objections to the Data Protection Bill, which is passing through parliament. Journalists are granted significant exemptions to the rules if they are working to expose wrongdoing and criminality. However, there is concern that a clause of the bill would allow people who are under scrutiny to slow and even block investigations before they are published by appealing to the Information Commissioner’s Office. The BBC fears this would make the information commissioner a de facto regulator of the media with…
The US president is due to visit Ireland although no date has been set KEVIN DIETSCH/ALAMYLeo Varadkar has rejected calls to withdraw an invitation to Donald Trump to visit Ireland. Paul Murphy, the Solidarity TD, and Richard Boyd Barrett, of People Before Profit, told the taoiseach that he should be criticising the US president over his policies instead of issuing invitations to him. “Trump is racist, sexist and dangerous. Do you agree?” Mr Murphy asked Mr Varadkar during question time in the Dáil yesterday. Mr Boyd Barrett added: “Is there any red line over which this man crosses that you will say ‘that’s enough now, we are not inviting him to this country’?”The taoiseach said he disagreed with many of Mr Trump’s policies but refused to make any personal criticism of him.
Android phones have been recording the locations of mobile masts and sending the data back to Google Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesGoogle is tracking people’s phones even when they turn off location services and remove their Sim card. Since the beginning of the year, Android phones, which use Google’s mobile operating system, have been recording the locations of mobile masts and sending the data back to Google — regardless of people’s location settings. Quartz, a news website that discovered the activity, said this gave the search and media giant access to data about people’s movements that infringed upon their reasonable expectation of privacy. People are generally aware that they are tracked when they enable location services or make phone calls, but would be unaware that their movements could be followed at other times. Privacy campaigners said Google’s actions called into question what else the company was…
Deirdre Michie, head of Oil and Gas UK, said the purchases “reinforce the gathering strength of belief in the future of the North Sea” ANDY BUCHANAN/GETTY IMAGESTwo North Sea projects were sold yesterday to new-generation explorers. Ineos is targeting an area 93 miles north of the Shetland Islands, where there is estimated to be up to three trillion cubic feet of gas. It bought a two-thirds stake in two licences from Siccar Point Energy, an independent explorer based in Aberdeen. The latest round of licence sales, allowing companies to explore for untapped reserves, attracted applications from 96 companies covering 239 blocks on the UK continental shelf. Calls have been renewed in the run-up to the budget for the chancellor to…
Companies were able to avoid price restrictions by dropping existing brand names and instead selling a medicine as an unbranded generic BEN BIRCHALL/PA ARCHIVEA drug company faces a fine of tens of millions of pounds after it was accused by the UK’s competition watchdog of overcharging the NHS by millions of pounds for a thyroid treatment taken by thousands of patients. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said that Concordia International had abused its dominant position after the price of liothyronine tablets rose by almost 6,000 per cent from 16p a tablet to £9.22. The drug cost the NHS £34 million last year, compared with £600,000 in 2006, despite production costs remaining broadly stable, the CMA said. Last December the authority imposed a record fine of almost £90 million on Pfizer and Flynn Pharma for sharply increasing the price of an epilepsy medicine. Both companies are appealing.
The moment that Iain Provan, 64, his 63-year-old partner Elizabeth Allan, and Len Stern, 71, died after a rally car lost control and left the road at the Jim Clark Rally 2014 in the Scottish Borders CROWN OFFICE/PAThree deaths at a rally in the Scottish Borders might have been avoided if spectators had been clearly prohibited from standing in the area where the crash happened, a sheriff has ruled. Giving his findings following a fatal accident inquiry, Sheriff Kenneth Maciver, QC, said that safety checks at the Jim Clark Rally near Coldstream in 2014 were “weak” and “inadequate”. Iain Provan, 64, his 63-year-old partner Elizabeth Allan, and Len Stern, 71, died after a car lost control and left the road at the rally in May that year. An inquiry found that people should have been banned from standing in the area where the crash happened CROWN OFFICE/PAA joint inquiry at Edinburgh sheriff court this year examined the circumstances surrounding their deaths and that of Joy Robson, 51, at the Snowman Rally near Inverness the previous year. Sheriff Maciver said yesterday there…
The watchdog cleared KPMG over its audit work for HBOS that gave the bank a clean bill of health months before its collapse in 2008 Niall Carson/PAAuditors who sign off flawed accounts could face fines of more than £10 million after a watchdog said that it would be raising the penalties it could impose on those who breached its professional code of conduct. The Financial Reporting Council said that “seriously poor” audit work by the Big Four accountancy firms would lead to larger financial penalties after a review of its sanctions by Sir Christopher Clarke, a former judge. The watchdog has been criticised in recent months for being too close to the firms it regulates and for not being prepared to take a tough enough line where questionable practices have been uncovered. In September, it cleared KPMG over its audit work for HBOS that gave the bank a clean bill of…