Thursday 14 December 2017

Company news, markets and financial talking points, available from 8am Monday to Friday Moscow to send Arctic gas to ‘crisis’ Britain Russia will send Arctic gas to Britain in the wake of fears of a winter supply crisis, reports the Daily Telegraph. Prices are approaching five-year highs after a vital North Sea pipeline was closed due to a crack and a distribution hub in Austria was struck by an explosion. Around 40% of the UK’s domestic supplies have been wiped out until 2018. Tesco attacked for ‘fake farm’ branding Tesco, Aldi, Asda and Lidl are among the UK chains being urged to stop using controversial “fake farm” branding on own-brand… Read More

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Patton Oswalt and His Daughter Introduces His New Wife to Her ‘First Ever’ Christmas Tree

Patton Oswalt and his daughter, Alice, celebrated their annual Christmas tree decoration with Meredith Salenger in their first holiday as a family. Salenger, 47, shared a series of photos of the event on Instagram Wednesday night, sharing her excitement about decorating the tree with her family. “My first ever very own Christmas Tree! Fun night in: trimming the tree and sending Christmas cards! Also something I’ve never done! #family,” she wrote in the caption. Salenger is of Russian Jewish and Austrian Jewish descent so Christmas is a new tradition for her. In the first photo, Salenger can be seen smiling with her new husband and step-daughter, holding them close while… Read More

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Canucks fall apart as injuries, bad luck take their toll

VANCOUVER — You know it is a bad night for the goalie when his stick, broken in frustration over the crossbar, ends up in the netting above the glass like a stranded salmon and requires freeing by the ice crew. You know it is a bad night for the team when the double-digit outnumbered rushes surrendered include a pair of two-on-nothings, one of them short-handed. You know the game is awful when the highlight of the night – as picked by the National Hockey League home team – is a fan sliding a puck into the net during an intermission contest. You know that the Vancouver Canucks are finally as… Read More

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No more stealing computer time: Bill Gates marks key milestone for UW computer science expansion

Bill Gates speak at the University of Washington, where the Microsoft co-founder and his wife Melinda were honored at a celebration for the UW’s new computer science building. (GeekWire photo / Kevin Lisota) Bill Gates is helping to expand access to computer science at the same university where he and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen snuck into buildings as teenagers to program computers — ensuring that future generations won’t need to go to such lengths to get started in the field. Bill and Melinda Gates joined hundreds of supporters from Seattle and the University of Washington at the Paul G. Allen School for Computer Science & Engineering on Wednesday to celebrate… Read More

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Report: Senators owner Eugene Melnyk denies rumours he’s selling team

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is adamant that he is not selling the franchise after rumours suggesting he was circulated Wednesday. “I am NOT selling the team — period,” Melnyk wrote in an email Wednesday to Postmedia’s Bruce Garrioch. “My kids (had) first call on the franchise long ago.” The rumours began thanks to a post on LinkedIn titled “WHEELIN’ WEDNESDAY – SENS SOLD?” written by hockey historian and former Ottawa Sun hockey columnist Liam Maguire. “Everybody has their ‘sources’. I’m no different folks,” Maguire wrote. “I talk to a few people who talk to a few people so take this for what it’s worth which is probably nothing but… Read More

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P.K. Subban scores twice as Predators demolish Canucks

VANCOUVER — P.K. Subban scored two strange goals, including one from centre ice, as the Nashville Predators dismantled the Vancouver Canucks 7-1 on Wednesday night. Craig Smith had a goal and two assists, while Filip Forsberg and Kevin Fiala added a goal and an assist each. Viktor Arvidsson and Calle Jarnkrok provided the rest of the offence for Nashville (19-7-4), which got 25 saves from Pekka Rinne. Ryan Johansen chipped in with two assists in his return to the lineup after missing three games with an upper-body injury as the Predators improved to 12-2-2 over their last 16 games. Alexander Burmistrov replied for Vancouver (14-14-4). Anders Nilsson allowed all seven… Read More

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Takeaways: Raptors get impressive performance from their bigs

The Toronto Raptors will return home from their four-game western (again) road swing 3-1 after a 115-109 win over the Phoenix Suns that was in doubt right up until the final minute. Given their poor effort against the struggling Los Angeles Clippers on Monday they can’t be too proud of themselves on the plane home, but they are 18-8 and just two games behind Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics in the loss column so there’s a lot to be positive about too. Some takeaways: Bigs coming up, well, you know It could be the competition, it could be the matchups, it could be that the Raptors bigs have enjoyed some Vitamin… Read More

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Justin Rose has 10-under 62, takes early lead in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Justin Rose shot a 10-under 62 to take the early clubhouse lead Thursday in the Indonesian Masters at Royale Jakarta Golf Club. Rose, starting on the back nine, had five birdies to go out in 31, then birdied four of five holes midway through his final nine and another birdie on his last hole. That gave Rose a three-stroke lead over South Korea’s Kim Giwhan with more than two-thirds of the field yet to complete their first rounds. Brandt Snedeker had an afternoon tee time. Ranked 51st in the world, the American is aiming to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year to… Read More

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Chris Paul leads Rockets over Hornets for 11th straight win

HOUSTON — Chris Paul scored a season-high 31 points and James Harden added 21 as the Houston Rockets extended their NBA-best winning streak to 11 games with a 108-96 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. The Rockets have won 17 of their last 18 games to improve to 22-4, the best record in the league. After allowing the Pelicans to stick around before putting them away late in their last game, the Rockets made sure this one was decided early. Houston led by one late in the first before scoring 25 straight points over the end of that quarter and the beginning of the second to make it… Read More

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Scott Disick Enjoys Lunch Date with Sofia Richie as Kourtney Kardashian Takes a Stroll with Younes Bendjima

Scott Disick and Sofia Richie are getting back to normal life in Los Angeles after a weekend of on-camera partying in Miami. However, it was hardly a case of being back to the grind on Wednesday, with the couple enjoying a leisurely and romantic lunch at Il Pastaio in Beverly Hills. Despite reports of the pair hitting a bumpy patch recently, they looked very happy as they left the restaurant. Richie, 19, also looked stylish as per usual wearing a “Richie” charmed gold chain with a tiny black cami top, blue jeans and black ankle boots. Disick, 34, matched her look in a black hoodie, a T-shirt, and blue jeans… Read More

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