Category: Breaking news

  • Sheet Metal Worker

    Sheet Metal Worker

    Sheet metal workers make sure you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer by servicing the heating and cooling equipment in buildings. These tradesmen and women may specialize in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems (also known as HVAC) or architectural, industrial and service sheet metal work. With HVAC work, workers fabricate and […]

  • UK construction growth bolsters economic recovery hopes

    UK construction growth bolsters economic recovery hopes

    Britain’s construction industry grew at the fastest pace in nearly a year in February, bolstering expectations that the UK will escape a double dip recession. February data from economic research firm Markit signalled a solid rise in construction output, extending the period of continued growth to 14 months. There was a sharp rise in new […]

  • Tackling the problem of really slow ADSL broadband

    Tackling the problem of really slow ADSL broadband

    As you have discovered, in our new competitive broadband market, the buck frequently doesn’t stop anywhere. Demon is your internet service provider (ISP), but it sounds as though your broadband is actually provided by BT Wholesale. However, OpenReach looks after the “local loop” part of the network from the exchange to your house. OpenReach is […]

  • Farmers fall prey to rice rustlers as price of staple crop rockets

    Farmers fall prey to rice rustlers as price of staple crop rockets

    Knee-deep in muddy water, her face smeared with sandalwood paste and a broad-brimmed hat for protection against the broiling sun, Samniang Ketia grins broadly at her good fortune to be in the rice growing business as she replants shoots for the next harvest two months off. The 37-year-old, who leases a small plot of land […]

  • Günter Grass: final interview reveals author’s fears of another world war

    Günter Grass: final interview reveals author’s fears of another world war

    Germany’s Nobel-winning author Günter Grass said he feared humanity was “sleepwalking” into a world war in the last interview he gave before his death on Monday. “We have on the one side Ukraine, whose situation is not improving; in Israel and Palestine things are getting worse; the disaster the Americans left in Iraq, the atrocities […]

  • Apple Pay: what businesses need to consider before diving in

    Apple Pay: what businesses need to consider before diving in

    Apple Pay launched to mixed fanfare in the UK last week and both sides have, as expected, been debated to death. It’s easy to see why people are excited when the average US Apple Pay user has already shown themselves to be bigger spenders, but speaking with several executives at the Wired Money conference, it’s […]

  • GoPro releases its smallest, lightest waterproof camera yet

    GoPro releases its smallest, lightest waterproof camera yet

    GoPro – a brand synonymous with staggering footage of people plummeting through cliffsand close encounters with Great Whites – has added a new camera to its Hero range. The HERO4 Session is some 50 per cent smaller and 40 per cent lighter than the firm’s Black and Silver cameras, but remains compatible with previous GoPro […]

  • Exploring the Cadini di Misurina

    Exploring the Cadini di Misurina

    After such an epic, wildly-successful first day, we were a little adrift as to what to do for a follow-up. Michele had suggested the Cadini di Misurina — a dense maze of improbably-pointy mountain peaks looming east of town — and it seemed like something interesting might be found in there. The weather looked like […]

  • Skiing in Obergurgl, including the best runs, hotels, restaurants and bars

    Skiing in Obergurgl, including the best runs, hotels, restaurants and bars

    Obergurgl, one of the highest ski villages in Europe, set at 1,930m at the end of the Ötztal valley near the city of Innsbruck, used to trade on its reputation as Austria’s most snowsure non-glacial resort. These days its image as the country’s most reliable resort for snow cover over a season that lasts from […]