April 24, 2018

UK watchdog tells ISPs to advertise ‘real’ broadband speeds

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By Nick Summers From engadget Stricter guidelines should mean more accurate speed claims in broadband ads. Broadband packages are notoriously difficult to untangle. Prices are obscured with introductory discounts and the speeds you get are nothing like what was advertised. It sucks, and the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) knows it. So today, the watchdog […]

UK: Wetherspoons is quitting social media, tells customers to talk to landlords for updates

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BY RACHEL THOMPSON From Mashable In the era of brands competing for attention and affection on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, one British company has done the unthinkable—it’s quitting social media completely. JD Wetherspoon—a chain with 900 pubs in the UK and Ireland— announced it’s closing down its Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts for all […]

Cayman’s Kemar Hyman in 100m final

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Simbine, Bruintjies secure places in men’s 100m final at Games BY DAVID ISAACSON From Times Live ZA Akani Simbine and Henricho Bruintjies will both compete in the men’s 100m final at the Commonwealth Games on Monday night (2.15pm SA time). They both finished second in their respective semifinals at the Carrara stadium in Gold Coast […]

Cricket: West Indies defeats Ireland, leads group

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life Aiming to attain the top of their group in the 10th match of the World Cup Qualifying Round in Harare, Zimbabwe, the West Indies on Saturday staged a come-back to beat Ireland by 52 runs. They are expected to play the Netherlands on Tuesday, hoping victory will put […]

WH: Nerve agent attack in England ‘Reckless, Irresponsible’

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By Jason Devaney From Newsmax The White House is labeling the recent chemical weapon attack on a former Russian spy living in England as “reckless and irresponsible,” although it would not comment on claims the Russian government is behind the incident. “We’ve been monitoring the incident closely,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said […]

England and Wales: A judge has power to reconsider a judgement

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By Anthony Wright References: [1973] 1 WLR 19, [1972] 3 All ER 631 Coram: Russell LJ Ratio: A judge has power to reconsider a judgement which he has delivered before the order consequent upon it has been sealed, but the judge should only exercise this power if there are strong reasons for doing so. When oral judgments have been given […]

A bridge too far? UK’s Boris Johnson suggests span to France

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By ASSOCIATED PRESS From This Is Money UK LONDON (AP) – Britain may be leaving the European Union, but Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson wants to build bridges with the Continent. Literally. Johnson has suggested that the U.K. and France should build a bridge across the English Channel to bolster links between the two nations after […]

Scientists figured out how to read ancient mummy texts without destroying their glorious boxes

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By Mike Wehner From BGR Archaeologists often have to walk a very thin line between studying historical artifacts and preserving them in as pristine of condition as possible. For researchers studying ancient Egyptian mummies, that line is often quite blurry, but a new breakthrough scanning technique is offering the ability to examine 2,000-year-old documents used […]

Women’s Cricket: New Zealand will host West Indies

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BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life New Zealand will host the West Indies in three ICC Women’s Championship matches from March 4-11, next year, before clashing again with the visitors in five Twenty20 Internationals from March 14-25. New Zealand’s head coach, Haidee Tiffen, said the presence of the reigning Twenty20 World Champions would be a […]

It’s Sir Charles now

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BY GEORGE ALLEYNE From Caribbean Life For years they partnered to create a legendary and formidable duo driving terror and trepidation into batsmen across the world, now his nation has seen it fit to knight Charlie Griffith placing him on the same pedestal as Sir Wesley Hall. Charles Cristopher Griffith was anointed a Knight of […]