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  • Capital firms seek .london domain
    Capital firms seek .london domain 4 minutes 58 seconds ago

    A host of businesses in the capital, including West Ham United, have become the first to sign up to the new .london web address. More »

  • Business Leaders Across the Capital Endorse Dot London 9 minutes ago

    First Dot London websites to go live by April 29  Forty business leaders from across London have endorsed the new Dot London internet domain.  In an open letter published today the heads of some of the capital's most recognisable brands, business organisations, charities and SMEs say they are backing Dot London and call on other businesses to do the same. In the letter the business leaders say: "For the first time in a generation London businesses have an opportunity to claim a web address that associates them with London, one of the greatest cities on earth, and make their web address more relevant and memorable." London will become one of the first cities in the world to launch its own domain when names go on sale April 29.  It marks the start of a three-month period during which Londoners will be given priority in reserving a new Dot London web address. More »

  • Sydney welcomes Will and Kate with sunshine and cheers
    Sydney welcomes Will and Kate with sunshine and cheers 1 hour 50 minutes ago

    Britain's Prince William and wife Kate charmed a welcoming crowd at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday as they began the Australian leg of a tour Down Under with baby Prince George. The couple touched down in Sydney after a 10-day visit to New Zealand in which the royal infant George was the star attraction, and were taken by motorcade to the iconic harbourside building. Addressing a reception inside the Opera House, Prince William praised Australia's efforts in leading the search to find missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the remote Indian Ocean. "My mother's deep affection for Australia -- which you were so kind to reciprocate -- needs no reminder," said the second-in-line to the British throne, who first visited Australia with his parents in the 1980s. More »

  • Royal visit: Prince William and Kate arrive in Sydney with Prince George for … 2 hours 42 minutes ago

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been greeted by hundreds of screaming fans at the Sydney Opera House after touching down in Australia for their 10-day tour.Prince William and Kate touched down in Sydney with their son Prince George this afternoon for their first official tour of Australia.They were treated to a small reception on the tarmac before being whisked away to the Opera House for an official reception and meet-and-greet.Prince William told the official function at the Opera House that he and Kate were looking forward to their first trip to Australia together.The Prince commended the nation for the way it has dealt with Cyclone Ita and the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.He also praised Australia's important role regionally and globally, including its "great generosity" towards Solomon Islands after the nation's recent floods and earthquakes."Australia's determined and leading role in [the MH370] search is at the very edge of technological ability and human endurance," he said."You also responded with great generosity in the past few days to the natural disaster affecting the Solomon Islands, which is suffering dreadfully from floods and successive earthquakes."Australia has led the international response in a way that is testament to the strength of your partnerships with your neighbours, and the important role Australia plays both regionally and globally."He also reflected fondly on past trips to Sydney. "I just remember seeing the energy and the diversity of this beautiful city and understanding just how much Australia is the home of innovation, opportunity and possibility," he said.Prince William said he was hoping baby George would enjoy the visit as well."I suspect George's first word might be bilby. More »

  • William, Kate and baby George kick off Australian leg of tour
    William, Kate and baby George kick off Australian leg of tour 3 hours ago

    Prince William and his wife Kate flew into Sydney on Wednesday with their baby son George to kick off the Australian leg of their tour Down Under. The royals disembarked from an Australian air force 737 under sunny skies after arriving from New Zealand, an AFP photographer said. Eight-month-old Prince George was in his mother's arms as Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove -- who represents William's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II in Australia -- greeted the couple at Kingsford Smith airport. A new poll published Wednesday showed support for a republic in Australia, where the British queen remains head of state, has dropped to a more than two-decade low. More »

  • William, Kate and baby George kick off Australia tour
    William, Kate and baby George kick off Australia tour 4 hours ago

    Prince William and his wife Kate flew into Sydney on Wednesday with their baby son George to kick off the Australian leg of their tour Down Under. The royals disembarked from an Australian air force 737 under sunny skies after arriving from New Zealand, an AFP photographer said. Eight-month-old Prince George was in his mother's arms as Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove -- who represents William's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II in Australia -- greeted the couple at Kingsford Smith airport. A new poll published Wednesday showed support for a republic in Australia, where the British queen remains head of state, has dropped to a more than two-decade low. More »

  • Royal visit: Prince William and Duchess Kate arrive in Sydney with Prince George … 6 hours ago

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have touched down in Sydney with Prince George to begin their 10-day tour of Australia.The Royal Australian Air Force jet carrying the Royal family arrived at Sydney Airport this afternoon where Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and other dignitaries were in attendance.Their arrival marks the start of the family's first official visit to the country and they will be welcomed with an official reception and a meet-and-greet at the Opera House this afternoon. ... More »

  • [$$] Nigeria Moves to Calm Investors After Attacks 6 hours ago

    After 75 people are killed in bomb attack, soldiers are deployed and checkpoints erected in preparation for major economic forum. More »

  • Royal visit: Preparations for the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge … 12 hours ago

    No visit to Australia is complete without a stop at some of the country's iconic landmarks - and the young Royal family is no exception.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their infant son, Prince George, will launch the Australian leg of their tour in Sydney on Wednesday with a meet-and-greet at the Sydney Opera House.While in Sydney, the baby prince will have a bilby enclosure at Taronga Park Zoo named after him and his parents will spend time in the Blue Mountains, meeting survivors of the bushfires that ravaged the area earlier this year. The family will visit The Three Sisters, attend The Royal Easter Show and watch surf lifesavers in action at Manly Beach.The couple are keen for opportunities to meet people on this tour and several community receptions have been organised around the country. On Saturday, Queenslanders will have a brief opportunity to rub shoulders with royalty when the couple drop into Brisbane for the day.They will also visit the Royal Australian Air Force Base at Amberley before returning to Sydney for an Easter Sunday church service at St Andrew's Cathedral. More »

  • Tobacco on TV tied to adult smoking rates
    Tobacco on TV tied to adult smoking rates 14 hours ago

    By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Even though smoking appears far less frequently in U.S. television shows than it used to, its portrayal may still be triggering the urge in adult smokers, according to a new study. Researchers reviewed patterns in TV smoking over more than 50 years and found that they tracked with changes in adult tobacco use, suggesting that even established smokers are influenced to light up by seeing it done on the small screen. "Movie tobacco cues promoting smoking initiation in teens have been extensively covered in the literature, but this paper emphasizes that TV programming-promoted tobacco has been understudied and may be important as well," said lead study author Patrick E. Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. An effective cue "should promote smoking initiation, reinforce a current smoking habit and make it harder for smokers to quit," he told Reuters Health in an email, and smoking on television appears to fit that bill. More »

  • New Collaborative Will Improve Respiratory Care - CFHI and Boehringer Ingelheim … 22 hours ago

    OTTAWA, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement today launched a pan-Canadian collaborative focused on improving care for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), supported by Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. (BICL). The collaborative will assist healthcare organizations to adapt and implement an innovative approach to COPD developed at Capital Health, Nova Scotia, that helped improve patient care, support families and caregivers, significantly reduce the use of acute care services and lower costs. "Through funding for the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, we are helping healthcare organizations across the country implement best practices in COPD care via this unique partnership." More »

  • Media Advisory - CIBC to hold Annual Meeting on April 24 22 hours ago

    Media Advisory - CIBC to hold Annual Meeting on April 24 More »

  • Helen Mirren Eyes Biopic ‘Trumbo’ With Bryan Cranston (EXCLUSIVE)
    Helen Mirren Eyes Biopic ‘Trumbo’ With Bryan Cranston (EXCLUSIVE) Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Helen Mirren is in talks to co-star with Bryan Cranston in the biopic “Trumbo,” which is based on the life of blacklisted screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo. Jay Roach is attached to direct with Michael London producing through his Groundswell Productions banner, along with Janice Williams and John McNamara. Considered one of the great screenwriters of his... Read more » More »

  • Coach Fall: Boy May Have Been In Toilet Queue
    Coach Fall: Boy May Have Been In Toilet Queue Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    A nine-year-old who fell from the emergency exit of a moving coach may have been queuing for the toilet at the time of the accident, police say. The boy remains in a critical condition after falling from the vehicle as it travelled on the A47 near King's Lynn on Sunday. The boy was initially taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn and later transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge last night. Inspector Chris Brooks said: "This is a very difficult time for the boy's family and we have specially trained officers supporting them. More »

  • Boy Critical After Falling From Moving Coach
    Boy Critical After Falling From Moving Coach Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    A nine-year-old boy is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after falling from a moving coach near King's Lynn in Norfolk. On board were 20 children and 10 adults from Stamford Rugby Club in Lincolnshire, who were travelling home from a tournament at Holt in Norfolk The boy was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn and later moved to Addenbrookes in Cambridge.  Superintendent Dave Marshall said: "This is a serious incident which has left a nine-year-old boy fighting for his life. More »

  • Kinnear hailed at Olivier Awards
    Kinnear hailed at Olivier Awards Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Rory Kinnear has been named best actor at the Olivier Awards for his performance as Iago in Othello. More »

  • Oliviers glory for Almeida Theatre
    Oliviers glory for Almeida Theatre Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The two men behind the National Theatre's success over the last decade said goodbye to the Southbank with a special award for outstanding achievement at the Olivier Awards - but were upstaged by a small north London venue with just over 300 seats. More »

  • Boy, nine, badly hurt in coach fall
    Boy, nine, badly hurt in coach fall Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    A nine-year-old boy has suffered "life-threatening injuries" after falling from a coach, police have said. More »

  • Green Road man sent to hospital after ATV crash Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Police on P.E.I. say they believe alcohol was a factor in an ATV crash that sent one man to hospital on Saturday night. More »

  • The Best Reads On Tech. Ever!!
    The Best Reads On Tech. Ever!! Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Think Haunted Empires, polarizing antiheros and an explanation for everything Now before you go further, a disclaimer of sorts. This is not a list of mere technology and all things printed with an Intel or Jobs attached. What we’ve included here are some of the most illuminating books that explain ways the world can simply go better. Read on…. Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs by Yukari Iwatani Kane To long term devotees of the brand and its mythical aura over consumers, this counts as heresy. A WSJ journalist suggesting that Apple is going down, big time. That CEO Tim Cook, is well, just another dull suit. That without the mysterious vegan Jobs by its side, Apple will simply stop innovating. And just rot. Intriguing idea, and quite a good read too. $18.99, www.harpercollins.com, www.virginmegastore.me John McAfee's Last Stand by Joshua Davis Think of him as the polarizing antihero.  A tech entrepreneur who did work with NASA, going the rouge way, right from  cocaine addict to spiritual guru to murder suspect in Belizia. Davis tracks the former CEO's spiral into insanity, in a story that’s equal parts surprising and tragic. $9.99, www.amazon.com This explains everything by John Brockman One of the most intriguing books to come out in recent times, this compilation comes courtesy Edge editor John Brockman. He poses rather simple questions to some of our greatest thinkers. And the results are in a word, inspiring. Case point: Writer and designer Douglas Coupland, on coincidences and déja vus: I take comfort in the fact that there are two human moments that seem to be doled out equally and democratically within the human condition—and that there is no satisfying ultimate explanation for either. One is coincidence, the other is déja vu. It doesn’t matter if you’re Queen Elizabeth, one of the thirty-three miners rescued in Chile, a South Korean housewife or a migrant herder in Zimbabwe—in the span of 365 days you will pretty much have two déja vus as well as one coincidence that makes you stop and say, “Wow, that was a coincidence.” $11.99, www.harpercollins.com, www.virginmegastore.me Wonders of the Solar System by Brian Cox This book is a follow-up to his BBC series of the same title. A total celebration of the spirit of exploration, it tells us how different phenomena on Earth, reveal much about the wonders and workings of the Solar System. $18.99, www.harpercollins.com, www.virginmegastore.me Clean Tech Nation By Ron Pernick, Clint Wilder The authors assess current clean-tech leaders worldwide, and suggest a seven-point action plan for repowering America. Including controversial steps like ending all energy subsidies within ten years, launching a national smart infrastructure bank, and creating clean-tech investment tools modeled on the oil and gas industries. A book lauded by the likes of Bill Clinton. $11.99, www.harpercollins.com, www.virginmegastore.me Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson The potential for this 2011 book was rather massive, but sadly there were no major deviations from the trusted image of Jobs. Yet it remains one of the best researched pieces about the Apple founder, with the author having done 40 interviews with Jobs and in-depth one-on-ones with friends and family. $21.99, www.virginmegastore.me The Chip: How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution by T.R. Reid We may take touch and VOIP for granted, but this 1985 book is integral to understanding how the electronics revolution began. Robert Noyce of Fairchild Semiconductor (and later Intel) and Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments are the true heroes of the piece. Interestingly, Kilby received a Nobel Prize for physics in 2000. $16.99, www.amazon.com Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy Levy first coined the term “hacker” and it defined the ethos of the hacker movement and what became known as "The Hacker Ethic." This ethic is interestingly followed by the Mark Zuckerberg, who wrote a letter dubbed “The Hacker Way” in Facebook’s IPO papers. Those profiled include Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak and free software protagonist Richard Stallman. $12.99, www.virginmegastore.me More »

  • Zara Phillips sets eyes on winning gold at Rio 2016 Olympics Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    London, April 12 (ANI): Zara Phillips has revealed that she is back in training in a bid to win gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016. The 32-year-old grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II said that her biggest struggle has been to regain her fitness since giving birth to her daughter Mia in January, but is set on clinching a gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics, the Daily Express reported. More »

  • 10 Things to Know: This Week's Takeaways
    10 Things to Know: This Week's Takeaways Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Looking back at the stories to remember from the past week: More »

  • London Theater Review: ‘King Charles III’
    London Theater Review: ‘King Charles III’ Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II, her successor, the current Prince Charles, about to be crowned king, holds the government and the entire country to ransom. It’s not just a tremendous idea for a play: Mike Bartlett’s “King Charles III” has what sounds like an ideal formal device up his sleeve. He... Read more » More »

  • 'King Charles III' puts British monarchy onstage
    'King Charles III' puts British monarchy onstage Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — A new play about Britain's future king is getting rave reviews. Once it would have been theatrical treason. More »

  • The new normal: State visit solidifies an Anglo-Irish relationship that has …
    The new normal: State visit solidifies an Anglo-Irish relationship that has … Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    The sight of Martin McGuinness raising his glass in a toast to the Queen of England would have astonished many and appalled some not so long ago. But not now, in 2014, when Ireland and Britain are, it seems, the best of friends. More »

  • Details of the 2014 Royal Tour Unveiled Fri, Apr 11, 2014

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  • Fitch Affirms Peace Bridge, NY's, $33.5MM Rev Rfdg Bonds at 'A' Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Fitch Ratings has affirmed the unenhanced long-term rating on approximately $33.5 million of outstanding Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority, NY's, toll bridge system revenue refunding bonds, series 2005, at 'A'. More »

  • Irish president wraps up historic state visit to Britain
    Irish president wraps up historic state visit to Britain Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Queen Elizabeth II bade farewell Friday to Irish President Michael D. Higgins at the end of a historic state visit to Britain that he called "uplifting". More »

  • Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies aged 68
    Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend dies aged 68 Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    British author Sue Townsend, whose books about awkward teenage diarist Adrian Mole sold tens of millions of copies worldwide, has died at the age of 68, her publishers said Friday. More »

  • Sue Townsend, creator of Adrian Mole, dies at 68
    Sue Townsend, creator of Adrian Mole, dies at 68 Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — British comic author Sue Townsend, who created angst-ridden teenage diarist Adrian Mole and sent Queen Elizabeth II into exile on a public housing estate, has died after suffering a stroke. She was 68. More »

  • Adrian Mole, Hitler, and the tv licence : The week in numbers
    Adrian Mole, Hitler, and the tv licence : The week in numbers Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Plus: How much money did the Criminal Assets Bureau give to the Exchequer last year from criminal activity? More »

  • Friends, Shakespeare and an Irish Wolfhound: The historic State Visit in 22 …
  • So, see you soon? President Higgins and the Queen say goodbye
    So, see you soon? President Higgins and the Queen say goodbye Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    The state visit to England moves to Coventry today, before coming home. More »

  • Kate Middleton Repeats Outfit on Royal Tour: Dress No. Five in Pictures
    Kate Middleton Repeats Outfit on Royal Tour: Dress No. Five in Pictures Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    The Duchess of Cambridge, who is known for repeating dresses unlike other royals, totally went casual defying earlier reports that she would sport only regal ensembles on the 19-day tour of New Zealand and Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended two events in Auckland on the fifth day of their visit. The royal couple first met Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) staff and their families at the Whenuapai Airbase. Their Royal Highnesses then sailed around Auckland Harbour on America's Cup yacht in a race with each other. More »