Sunday, September 9, 2012

09-Sep-2012 07:08

Ofqual 'breached own exam rules' :: A report claims Ofqual breached its own rules in allowing controversial changes to the way English GCSEs were graded this summer.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-19507226#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

The perils of blind athletics :: Damon Rose recalls his first experiences of disability sport as pretty confusing and painful.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19505082#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Saving the 'Hong' of Hong Kong :: Tangled thickets and thirsty mosquitoes safeguard the secret of Koon Wing Chan. Less than two kilometers from the mainland Chinese border, in a quiet shadowy grove by a local village, sits a rare 200-year-old wild incense tree.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/06/business/hong-kong-incense-plantation/index.html?eref�ition

How Clinton ad-libs winning speech :: Twenty years ago, I was standing next to a teleprompter operator in the cavernous Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit. Presidential candidate Bill Clinton was addressing the Detroit Economic Club, and I was guiding the teleprompter operator through his prepared text.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/06/opinion/kusnet-clinton-speech-style/index.html?eref�ition

Arctic melting at 'amazing' speed :: BBC science editor David Shukman reports from Svalbard in Norway, where scientists say they are amazed by the speed at which Arctic sea ice is melting.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19508906#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

China hopefuls jockey for power :: Divining what is going in China's opaque political world is like reading tea leaves: it may be interesting but it's ultimately a futile exercise.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/07/world/asia/china-leadership-change-florcruz/index.html?eref�ition

Stewart on Dems' diversity :: "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" laughed at the display of diversity at the Democratic National Convention.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/showbiz/2012/09/06/early-dnc-jon-stewart.cnn?eref�ition

VIDEO: Televisions get clever and bigger :: Smarter, bigger, clever and more transparent - David Reid takes a look at the fierce competition among TV manufacturers.
url: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/9749346.stm#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

VIDEO: 'I bathed a tiger at a Buddhist sanctuary' :: Thailand's controversial Tiger Temple is one of the few places in the world where tourists can pet tigers.
url: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/fast_track/9748710.stm#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Botnet 'controller' jailed in US :: A US hacker, who sold access to thousands of hijacked home computers, is jailed for 30 months.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19517316#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Kindle HD vs. iPad: Which is best? :: Amazon unveils a device to compete with Apple's latest version of the iPad. CNN looks at how they stack up against each other.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/06/tech/mobile/ipad-kindle-comparison/index.html?eref�ition

Obama's first-term report card :: When he was elected, President Obama faced a high bar, a long to-do list and Republicans who were quick to admit they would not make his job easy. PolitiFact evaluated more than 500 promises and graded him.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/06/politics/obama-report-card/index.html?eref�ition

Rule change to aid UK broadband :: The UK government announces changes to planning permission rules to help the rollout of faster internet speeds.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19520294#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Heart-rending choices in Syrian war :: Every hour in the Syrian civil war, medics face dilemmas: regime soldiers with perhaps unsurvivable injuries receive lethal injections while children are carried across front lines to ensure better care in government hospitals.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/07/world/meast/syria-aleppo-hospital/index.html?eref�ition

Teachers vote to strike over pay :: Teachers in England vote for strikes over what they are calling the "erosion" of their pay and working conditions.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-19519839#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Google opens data centre in Chile :: Search giant Google has decided to base its first Latin American data centre near the Chilean capital Santiago.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19518307#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Olympians get own honours list :: Britain's Olympians and Paralympians are to be given their own honours list, Whitehall sources have told BBC News.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-19516395#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Chavez looks to change his image :: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez seeks a new term in office by changing his image. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2012/09/07/romo-chavez-relection-bid.cnn?eref�ition

Hockey team rebuilt after crash tragedy :: CNN's Phil Black reports on a Russian hockey team's hometown support a year after it was wiped out by a plane crash.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/sports/2012/09/07/black-healing-thru-hockey.cnn?eref�ition

Week in pictures: 1-7 September 2012 :: News photos: 1-7 September 2012
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-19501885#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Does the sex debate exclude men? :: Why are women doing all the talking about sex?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19516237#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Wildlife presenter Nutkins dies :: TV wildlife presenter Terry Nutkins, famous for his appearances on such BBC nature programmes as Animal Magic and The Really Wild Show, dies at the age of 66.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19520824#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Who's ahead in U.S. polls? :: CNN's John King steps to the magic wall to look at the favorability ratings of President Obama and Mitt Romney
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2012/09/06/exp-king-wall-favourability.cnn?eref�ition

Young Greeks struggle to find jobs :: Georgia Pandermi is looking for her first job without luck. She's not alone. The latest Greek employment data shows that more than half of people under 25 are out of work.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/05/business/greece-working-hours/index.html?eref�ition

Care regulator chair to resign :: The chair of the organisation which regulates health and social care in England, Dame Jo Williams, has announced she will resign from the post.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19520014#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Rapper Psy teaches 'Gangnam Style' :: Rapper Psy shows CNN's Nischelle Turner how to do his "Gangnam Style" music video dance at the MTV Video Music Awards.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/showbiz/2012/09/07/bts-psy-vma-red-carpet.cnn?eref�ition

Aeroloft offers business beds :: The business-flying elite will soon be able to cruise the skies in even more comfort as Boeing unveils their latest VIP cabin fittings.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/07/travel/aeroloft-business-beds/index.html?eref�ition

What kind of leader do you want? :: What makes a leader? Is it economic know-how, or military might? Or is it a big thinker with a bold plan?
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/07/politics/facebook-leader-quality-survey/index.html?eref�ition

Did Obama's speech hit spot? :: Barack Obama gave a rousing speech as he opened his campaign for re-election, but was it enough? CNN contributors offer their assessments.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/07/opinion/opinion-roundup-obama/index.html?eref�ition

Champion changes young lives :: The Olympic Gold medalist Tianna Madison helps young women develop personal strength. Through her program, Club 360, she teaches girls to live with self-respect and integrity. As a world record holder and Olympic champion, she uses her own experience as an inspiration.
url: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/09/07/living/tianna-madison-raley-runner-helping-girls/index.html?eref�ition

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