Teen guards ‘behaving like children’ during training exercises
Security firm G4S accused of jeopardising public safety
Troops set to be drafted in to fill shortfall
Theresa May said Logoc will impose penalties on the firm for the mess
Sitting in the back row of a classroom, a young man listens to music through bright red headphones
Next to him a woman is slumped asleep across her desk.
This was the scene at a recent training session [...]
The future of written English will owe more to Hollywood films than Dickens or Shakespeare, if the findings of a study into children’s writing are anything to go by.
The analysis of 74,000 short stories found that their written work was littered with Americanisms, exclamation marks and references to celebrities.
Researchers who looked at the entries to a national competition found they were increasingly using American words such as garbage, trash can, [...]
* UK military to have non-lethal sonic weapon atOlympics
* High-powered loudspeaker used against pirates and protesters
* Britain prepares for biggest peacetime security operation
By Peter Griffiths
LONDON, May 11 (Reuters) – Britain’s military will be armed with a sonic device that can be used as a high-volume loudspeaker or a non-lethal weapon to disperse crowds at this summer’s Olympic Games in London, the defence ministry said on Friday.
The equipment, which can project a [...]
On the face of it, this is good news for the little man. The most closely watched initial public offering in years – that of social media group Facebook – will reportedly include a dollop of shares earmarked for small investors.
Here is my advice: do not buy any. For every Google or Facebook, several more lie in the dustbin of Wall Street history. One-time go-go stocks such as Pets.com, [...]
The French-led counter-attack and rumblings of revolt through every branch of the EU institutions last week have brought this aberrant phase of the eurozone crisis to an abrupt end.
“It’s not for Germany to decide for the rest of Europe,” said François Hollande, soon to be French leader, unless he trips horribly next week. Strong words even for the hustings.
“If I am elected president, there will be a change in Europe’s [...]
After years of bad news, recent U.S. job reports suggest market stabilization. Employment rose by 243,000 in January, and the unemployment rate decreased by 0.2% to 8.3%.
… However, as the economy reorganizes, some once-steady career paths are being outsourced, replaced, or eliminated. Based on new projections by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic (BLS), we examined the 20 fastest-declining jobs through 2020. The list is dominated by agricultural, production, [...]
We Need Copyright Reform, Not ACTA!
Marietje Schaake: As a Member of the European Parliament, I very much welcome the increased attention the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has received in the past weeks. It has taken a while for massive outcry to emerge, but we are seeing protest voices getting louder and louder.
The internet is a great tool to alert politicians to all the dangers of this treaty, just as the internet [...]
A powerful Taliban truck bomb that wounded 77 American soldiers and killed five Afghans outside a combat outpost served as a reminder on Sunday that 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks, nearly 100,000 U.S. troops are still fighting a war that shows no signs of slowing down.
No U.S. troops were killed when the massive bomb loaded on a truck filled with firewood exploded Saturday night [...]
The FCC gave the coup de grace to the fairness doctrine Monday as the commission axed more than 80 media industry rules.
Earlier this summer FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski agreed to erase the post WWII-era rule, but the action Monday puts the last nail into the coffin for the regulation that sought to ensure discussion over the airwaves of controversial issues did not exclude any particular point of view. [...]
by Tehran Times
Saudi king to buy Facebook to end the revolt: report
In what is being termed as pure Wall Street Gordon Gecko tactics, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has decided to make an offer of $150 billion to buy out Facebook.
Inside sources within the kingdom suggest that the King is very upset with Mark Zukerberg for allowing the revolt to get out of [...]
Famous euroskeptic Nigel Farage (as seen previously here), in just under 4 brief minutes tells more truth about the entire European experiment than all European bankers, commissioners, and politicians have done in the past decade. As we have already said pretty much all of this before, we present it without commentary: “Good morning Mr. van Rompuy, you’ve been in office for one year, and [...]
â€œThe Fedâ€™s adoption of QE2 may lead to severe unintended consequences. There are two possibilities: 1) QE2 does manage to temporarily improve GDP via continued overleveraging of the economy with non-repayable loans, 2) QE2 goes into the historyâ€™s dustbin of failed projects, along with QE1, cash for clunkers, tax credits for first time home buyers, and other numerous failed attempts to boost the economy [...]