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“Murdoch wants to turn Sky News into right-wing news channel like Fox” (contd. p94), Eagle Eye

“Murdoch wants to turn Sky News into right-wing news channel like Fox” (contd. p94)

The Daily Mash sums up the “With One Bound Both Jeremy Hunt and Rupert Murdoch Were Free” dilemma for many of us:
One of the greatest Guardian reader conspiracy theories of the last 20 years was under threat last night after Rupert Murdoch agreed to sell Sky News.
Dozens of left-wing people across north London warned their [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 3 March 2011 at 10:17 pm

Nick Clegg takes on Cameron over multiculturalism, Eagle Eye

Nick Clegg takes on Cameron over multiculturalism

Nick Clegg has moved to highlight his disagreements with David Cameron over multiculturalism and how to tackle Islamic extremism in Britain.
He has just given a speech which is primarily designed to appeal to his party’s base ahead of next week’s Spring Conference and to differentiate the Liberal Democrats from their Conservatives partners. But it is [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 3 March 2011 at 6:05 pm

Dispatches from the red planet, Notebook

Dispatches from the red planet

Cheers echoed around the huge conference hall as the name was finally announced. For the second year running, Texas Republican Ron Paul had won the straw poll for the Presidential nomination at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). For most in attendance, particularly the 1100 or so supporters of the Texas Governor who had made [...]

By | Notebook | Thursday, 3 March 2011 at 3:11 pm

Cricket World Cup: St Paddy’s day has come early…, Sport

Cricket World Cup: St Paddy’s day has come early…

When you think of Ireland, you think of rugby, Guinness, rolling countryside and pots of gold, but cricket? England will be fuming at the, once again, lazy performance in the field, but the men from the Emerald Isle will not mind a touch.

By | Sport | Thursday, 3 March 2011 at 2:03 pm

The O2 welcomes the New Jersey Nets, a team with big ambitions, Sport

The O2 welcomes the New Jersey Nets, a team with big ambitions

Michael Kim, host of ESPN America’s SportsCenter, looks at the NBA teams playing this weekend at the O2 Arena in the league’s first regular season games in Europe

By | Sport | Thursday, 3 March 2011 at 12:45 pm

The Swiss are stricter on the banks than us, Eagle Eye

The Swiss are stricter on the banks than us

UBS and Credit Suisse will have to hold low-risk reserves equal to 10 per cent of their total risky assets, plus 9 per cent of their debt in convertible bonds (debt that converts to equity in crisis). This is considerably tougher than the Basel III capital requirements agreed last year by the world’s central banks and regulators, which only requires banks to hold 7 per cent of their risky assets in capital.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 3 March 2011 at 11:28 am

World of weather: Towering termite mounds, Notebook

World of weather: Towering termite mounds

Towering termite mounds are one of the spectacular sights in Savannah grasslands of Africa but just how much do these mounds tell us about annual rainfall patterns? Scientists from Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology have founda relationship between termite mounds and the hydrology and soil conditions.
Termites play a critical role in the ecosystem of [...]

By | Notebook | Thursday, 3 March 2011 at 11:23 am

Caught & Social: Meet Willow, the next Smith star, Notebook

Caught & Social: Meet Willow, the next Smith star

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Thursday, 3 March 2011 at 11:07 am

Today from <i>i</i>: It’s a dog’s life, Notebook

Today from i: It’s a dog’s life

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Thursday, 3 March 2011 at 10:46 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Thursday, 3 March 2011 at 10:40 am

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