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England v New Zealand: Rain delays Headingley Test   England lead the two-match series 1-0 after winning the first match at Lord's by 170 runs on Sunday. BBC Weather's Chris Fawkes had a more hopeful forecast for the Headingley match, however, and told BBC Test Match Special: "There is a 25mph wind rattling along the Vale of York but I'm quite optimistic this area of rain will clear by...
Dhaka Premier League to begin on July 1   The Bangladesh Cricket Board on Tuesday announced that the Dhaka Premier League, the country's most popular one-day domestic competition, would begin on July 1. The decision was taken after BCB president Nazmul Hassan met with representatives of all Dhaka Premier League clubs. "The player recruitment programme will take place on June 20 and the league will begin on...
Resignation a 'mistake' - Mushfiqur   Mushfiqur Rahim has said he regrets his hasty resignation from the Bangladesh captaincy, although he is effectively out of the job until the BCB decides whether to reappoint him. After the third ODI on May 8, which Bangladesh lost, Mushfiqur told his team-mates and announced to the media that he would quit after the Zimbabwe tour. But following Sunday's 34-run...
BCB to investigate Mushfiqur resignation   Emotional outburst is now the accepted rationale ofMushfiqur Rahim's resignation from the Bangladesh captaincy but BCB president Nazmul Hassan has vowed to get to the bottom of this sudden decision, hinting that there were other contributing factors. Mushfiqur's inability to control himself has been well known to those close to him, and given how easily Bangladesh...


Tech News

Smart Phone
Microsoft Bought Nokia Because Nokia Was Going To Stop Making Windows Phones Last night Microsoft bought the smartphone division of Nokia for ~$7 billion.   Nokia will present the deal to is shareholders in November, and both companies expect the transaction to close in the first quarter of 2014. So, why did Microsoft do this deal? Two analysts, Ben Thompson of Stratechary and Benedict Evans, assume that Microsoft had to buy Nokia because Nokia was...
Microsoft to acquire Nokia’s devices & services business, license Nokia’s patents and mapping services REDMOND, Washington and ESPOO, Finland – Sept. 3, 2013 – Microsoft Corporation and Nokia Corporation today announced that the Boards of Directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, license Nokia’s patents, and license and use Nokia’s mapping...
Samsung Galaxy S4 edges out iPhone 5 in camera test   The new leader of the Android pack nosed ahead of Apple's flagship smartphone in DxO Labs' photo and video tests. DxO Labs has named Samsung's Galaxy S4 a new winner in its mobile-phone camera tests. The French firm, which specializes in camera optics and image sensor analysis, gave the newAndroid phone a score of 75 this week, edging out...
In risky new tack, Microsoft stacks Surface against iPad   Microsoft's "iPad vs. Windows" campaign now includes iPad vs. Surface RT. Is Microsoft picking the right fight? On the back of new ads that zero on the iPad's (purported) weaknesses, Microsoft has thrown up a comparison page that stacks the iPad against four Windows 8 tablets. Microsoft isn't using the Surface RT in...


Business News

Tax avoidance: Developing countries take on multinationals Developing countries are taking action to try to combat tax avoidance by multinational companies.   Zambia and Mongolia have told the BBC they want to stop mining companies shifting profits out of their countries before they can be taxed. Both are major producers of minerals and say they lose billions of dollars a year in much-needed tax revenue. However, the Organisation...
News Corp to split in two on 28 June News Corp has announced it will officially split its publishing and entertainment businesses on 28 June.   Its board approved the separation into two firms, which will both be headed by the current chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch. The publishing firm will retain the News Corp brand, while the other will be renamed 21st Century Fox. Shareholders had voiced...
Germany reports sluggish first-quarter growth of 0.1% Germany's economy barely grew in the first quarter of 2013 as exports and investment shrank, figures show.   But higher domestic consumption - thanks to rising wages - helped offset the declines in foreign trade and capital investment, raising hopes it will help drive a sustained recovery. Gross domestic product rose 0.1% from the previous quarter, but contracted 1.4%...
OVL open to downstream investment in Bangladesh After securing two shallow water gas blocks in Bangladesh, ONGCVidesh Ltd (OVL), the foreign investment arm of state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd, has said it is open to investing in power, petrochemical and fertiliser plants in the South Asian nation. OVL that has won the two blocks along with Oil India Ltd, will be getting into exploration business in a neighbouring...


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