Saturday, October 3, 2015

03-Oct-2015 14:51

Soft skills give public school edge :: It is not good grades but a "grounding in soft skills" that gives people who went to independent schools their edge, claims a former public school head.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-34417189#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

5p plastic bags: All you need to know :: On 5 October supermarkets in England will start charging 5p for using plastic bags. Here's a breakdown of everything you need to know about the price hike.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34346309#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Titanic's last lunch menu sells for $88,000 at auction :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/KuZjDlHZxtw/story01.htm

GPs being paid to cut patient referrals :: Some doctors in England are being offered thousands of pounds in bonuses to cut the number of patients being sent to hospital, an investigation finds.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34421115#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Routers 'vaccinated' by benign virus :: More than 10,000 home routers have been 'vaccinated' by a benign virus that tries to harden them against cyber-attacks.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34423414#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Children seek mental health help on web :: England's Children's Commissioner says young people are not confident enough to go to a doctor or school nurse for mental health advice.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-34423949#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

U.S. military plane crashes in Afghanistan, kills 11 :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/Buqdr4lkLzI/story01.htm

India's sugar export boost plan looks flawed - traders :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/W30UKrK-FV4/story01.htm

UN battle looms over climate costs :: Divisions between rich and poor countries re-emerge as nations submit their plans for tackling climate change to the UN.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34412647#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

India announces plan to slow rate of greenhouse gas growth :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/DnLIYj_KWJU/story01.htm

After Kunduz rout, Afghan army and police blame each other :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/DdXZVU08T-0/story01.htm

Oregon sheriff won't 'glorify' mass killing by naming gunman :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/z1o_mLWWXDs/story01.htm

ADB to help finance India-Bangladesh power link :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/z-nyLtNbKms/story01.htm

Devolution deal set for South Yorkshire :: Chancellor George Osborne signs an agreement with political leaders in South Yorkshire paving the way for an elected mayor for the region.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-34414584#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Young women abandon Germany's rural east 25 years after reunification :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/VQHFgk0IWIU/story01.htm

Tories pick Goldsmith for London mayor :: Zac Goldsmith says he will focus on housing and transport after being chosen as the Conservative candidate for the 2016 London mayoral election.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-34423007#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

10 things we didn't know last week :: Which Hollywood director still watches films on VHS tapes?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-34422598#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Deadly Russian rocket system spotted in Ukraine for first time :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/gwdEewXIrFU/story01.htm

Supernova 'stream' in lab's sights :: A global collaboration will aim to unravel the mysteries of neutrinos - also known as "ghost particles".
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32416477#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Spieth voted Player of the Year after 'season to remember' :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/MIdplMF9L90/story01.htm

Crowdfunding site hacked data leaked :: About 15 gigabytes of data including names, addresses and donations have been published online following a hack attack on crowdfunding site Patreon.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34423932#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Sam Smith's Bond hits number one :: Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith becomes the first James Bond theme to reach number one in the UK, knocking Justin Bieber off the top spot.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34425299#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Taliban hold out in northern Afghan city, district in northeast falls :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/-u0mhwCaARM/story01.htm

Putting car emissions to the test :: Are you likely to get the same performance from your car as the lab tests suggest?
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34425306#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Taliban hold out in northern Afghan city, district in northeast falls :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/6IG99UZ4sSc/story01.htm

England face their 'biggest game' :: England boss Stuart Lancaster says Saturday's World Cup match against Australia is the biggest game of his players' careers.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/34413339

Big gulp: feeding strategy of blue whales revealed :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/7Q04ndi-Wss/story01.htm

Duminy powers South Africa to victory despite Sharma ton :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/n66c4b0gVuk/story01.htm

Deal ends National Gallery strike :: A dispute over the privatisation of services at London's National Gallery has been resolved, the Public and Commercial Services union says.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34426889#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Markets recover after US jobs figures :: The US economy added just 142,000 jobs in September, lowering the chance of an interest rate rise this year.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34426700#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

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