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Former Great Britain scrum-half Paul Deacon retires from playing to join Wigan’s new-look coaching staff →  October 11, 2011

“If I’m being true to myself, I think if I had gone around another year I would have regretted it.” Deacon amassed a club record 2,609 points in 326 appearances for Bradford and played in five consecutive Grand Finals for them, winning the Harry Sunderland Trophy as man of the match in 2002. He was […]

Former Great Britain scrum-half Paul Deacon retires from playing to join Wigan’s new-look coaching staff →  October 11, 2011

“If I’m being true to myself, I think if I had gone around another year I would have regretted it.” Deacon amassed a club record 2,609 points in 326 appearances for Bradford and played in five consecutive Grand Finals for them, winning the Harry Sunderland Trophy as man of the match in 2002. He was […]

Carbon vote looms →  October 11, 2011

But business groups have made an 11th-hour appeal to the Government to re-think its legislation, with representative body for the nation’s top CEOs saying the starting carbon price was far ahead of the current effective world price. “The legislation imposes a hard start on Australian industries that cannot be offset by action to reduce emissions […]

Lewis Hamilton: I don’t know why I am struggling →  October 11, 2011

Was there something wrong with the tyres perhaps? Or maybe the set-up? There had been a suggestion that the wing settings on his car had been changed before the team knew he had a slow puncture, and this had then had a knock-on effect later? “No, just not fast enough.” Was it a mental thing? […]

David Coulthard: Sebastian Vettel is a worthy double champion →  October 11, 2011

The big question is: how long can he and Red Bull keep this up? Already there have been mutterings that we are witnessing the start of a Ferrari-Schumacher type era of dominance, that the next decade will be one big Red Bull-Vettel fest. With Seb only 24 and signed to a long-term deal, and with […]

25 states urge court to make EPA delay power plant rule →  October 11, 2011

By Timothy Gardnery WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Adding pressure on the Environmental Protection Agency to relax air pollution rules, 25 states urged a federal court on Monday to require the agency to delay a rule on mercury emissions and other pollutants from power plants by at least a year, saying the measure is too costly. “In […]

Iraqi Kurds blame Syria for death →  October 11, 2011

  (CNN) — Two prominent Iraqi Kurdish officials blamed Syria on Monday for the death of a leading Kurdish figure in Syria who was part of the opposition’s Syria National Council. Mashaal Tammo was “murdered by Syrian security,” Barham Salih, prime minister of Iraqi Kurdistan, said in a tweet. “Lesson from Iraq; repression cannot defeat […]

Syria opposition gains regional backers →  October 11, 2011

  (CNN) — International powers put more heat on Syria’s government Tuesday, as a new umbrella opposition group gained key backers in the Arab world and China exhorted the government to respond to people’s “reasonable” demands. The developments come amid a seven-month government crackdown against protesters, an ongoing operation that has stirred condemnation across the […]

Woman gives birth after finishing the Chicago Marathon →  October 11, 2011

The 27-year-old from suburban Chicago was nearly 39 weeks pregnant at the start of the 26.2-mile race, and went into labor shortly after finishing, a spokeswoman from Central DuPage Hospital said on Monday. Amber Miller gave birth hours after finishing the Chicago Marathon Miller ran in marathons while pregnant with her son Caleb, but never […]

Poverty on the steep rise in the UK →  October 11, 2011

By Sean Coughlan Falling incomes will mean the biggest drop for middle-income families since the 1970s, says a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The IFS forecasts two years “dominated by a large decline” in incomes, pushing 600,000 more children into poverty, By 2013 there will be 3.1 million children in poverty in the […]

Insight: New bankruptcy ripples may emerge in tough economy →  October 11, 2011

By Tom Hals, Sue Zeidler and Caroline Humer Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:17am EDT (Reuters) – Three years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers touched off a tidal wave of bankruptcy filings, corporate failures may be about to pick up again, with some big-name companies among those struggling for survival.   Companies in a range […]