Saturday, October 3, 2015

03-Oct-2015 18:55

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

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

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

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

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

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

U.S., allies demand Russia halt Syria strikes outside IS areas :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/4QoKbyhWuA4/story01.htm

New York Jets ship toilet rolls to UK :: The New York Jets ship 350 toilet rolls to London ahead of their Wembley clash with the Miami Dolphins because an intern said British toilet paper was "very thin" and the plumbing was inferior.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-34430305#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

U.S. job growth stumbles, raising doubts on economy :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/BFJgy4G8UNE/story01.htm

Why I gave up my baby :: Made to feel ashamed for being a single mother
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34417764#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Virgin Trains starts automatic refunds :: Virgin becomes the first train company to automatically compensate some passengers if they are delayed, with other operators urged to follow suit
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34424729#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Loneliness and the risk of scam mail :: How con artists trick the vulnerable for their cash
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34383854#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa

Wall Street ends higher in sharp turnaround :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/aDfHtnfkXWs/story01.htm

Hurricane Joaquin batters Bahamas, fate of cargo ship unknown :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/8uxxJkBcubU/story01.htm

Fifa sponsors say Blatter must go :: Fifa president Sepp Blatter will not resign despite major sponsors, including Coca-Cola, calling for him to step down.
url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34430729

Bye bye Google, hello Alphabet :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/ylPBrpkfG8M/story01.htm

Obama warns Russia's Putin of 'quagmire' in Syria :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/INtopNews/~3/1jzhWyiezxE/story01.htm

St. Jude gets FDA warning letter for Atlanta facility :: url: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/vPgZfVceBVw/story01.htm

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