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Two secret funders of Nigel Lawson’s climate sceptic organisation revealed

theguardian.com — Two secret funders of Nigel Lawson's climate sceptic organisation have been revealed. This is the first time anyone financing the group has confirmed their contributions. Both are linked to a free-market thinktank, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), which has admitted taking funding from fossil fuel companies and has also argued against climate change mitigation.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @readfearn: Two secret funders of Lawson’s #climate sceptic organisation revealed gu.com/p/4x7dz/tw now 3 known funders theguardian.com/environment/20…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @ret_ward: Two secret funders of Nigel Lawson’s climate sceptic organisation revealed gu.com/p/4x7dz/tw

Sep 02, 2014

RT @guardianeco: Two secret funders of Nigel Lawson’s climate sceptic organisation revealed gu.com/p/4x7dz

Sep 02, 2014

RT @BrendanMontague: RT @LeoHickman: Two secret funders of Nigel Lawson’s climate sceptic organisation revealed gu.com/p/4x7dz by @dpcarrington

Carillion accused of racial bias and intimidation by Swindon hospital staff

theguardian.com — Carillion, the outsourcing giant, has been accused of racial discrimination by Asian-origin hospital workers who claim they were told by white managers to give gold watches, bangles and cash in exchange for favours. Forty eight staff of Goan origin said in employment tribunal papers that they were subjected to a culture of intimidation and fear by supervisors at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon, Wiltshire.

Scottish independence: yes campaign gets poll boost

theguardian.com — Support for Scottish independence has risen eight points in a month, according to a latest poll. The no camp is now six points ahead of the Yes campaign, down from 14 points in mid-August and 22 points early last month, excluding undecided voters.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @JonathanHaynes: Scottish independence gap closed to just 6 points … with just over two weeks to go bit.ly/1nqVXX1

Sep 02, 2014

Scottish independence gap closed to just 6 points … with just over two weeks to go bit.ly/1nqVXX1

Jane Martinson: 10 lessons I've learned from being Guardian women's editor

theguardian.com — Back in November 2010 when I started as women's editor, Jimmy Savile was still better known as a philanthropist than a predatory sex offender, and many of the campaigns that have marked the current wave of feminism, such as #EverydaySexism, did not exist.
Sep 02, 2014

Jane Martinson: 10 lessons I've learned from being the Guardian's women's editor in the UK gu.com/p/4x7ay/tw

Sep 02, 2014

RT @jackseale: Jane Martinson: 10 lessons I've learned from being Guardian women's editor gu.com/p/4x7ay/tw

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The Trotskyites of the right are wrecking the Conservative party

theguardian.com — Seeing a party in power melt down before your eyes would be a riveting spectacle, if it weren't so shocking in its frivolity. The great Tory schism that has been boiling away since Margaret Thatcher's day is finally bubbling over. Except it is beginning to look less like a split than a party united in taking leave of its senses.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @markoah: The Trotskyites of the right are wrecking the Conservative party | Polly Toynbee gu.com/p/4x7gb/tw via @guardian

Sep 02, 2014

The Trotskyites of the right are wrecking the Conservative party | Polly Toynbee gu.com/p/4x7gb/tw via @guardian

Premier League clubs spend record £835m on transfers in summer window

theguardian.com — Premier League clubs have smashed the record for spending on transfers in the summer window after splashing out £835m on new players, according to analysts. Manchester United led the way, with a record for an English club of £150m spent during the summer, as the Premier League clubs displayed the spending power of their huge domestic TV deal.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @martynziegler: Total PL summer transfer spend was £835m - smashes the record by £200m. All the figures: theguardian.com/football/2014/…

Sep 02, 2014

Total PL summer transfer spend was £835m - smashes the record by £200m. All the figures: theguardian.com/football/2014/…

Government secures mining tax repeal deal but at $6.5bn cost to budget

theguardian.com — The mining tax is set to be abolished after a deal with the Palmer United party (PUP) in which the government agreed to delay the abolition of the schoolkids bonus and other savings, as well as legislated increases to superannuation.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @lenoretaylor: Government secures mining tax repeal deal but at $6.5bn cost to budget gu.com/p/4x7jy/tw via @guardian

Sep 01, 2014

Government secures mining tax repeal deal but at $6.5bn cost to budget gu.com/p/4x7jy/tw via @guardian

The 'Clive Palmer pattern' repeats, and it's proving costlier than ever

theguardian.com — Tony Abbott was jubilant after his government persuaded the party of a mining magnate to repeal a mining tax. The deal - while "imperfect" - proved Labor was irrelevant and the Coalition was getting on with the job, he said.
Sep 02, 2014

@lenoretaylor in the house ... The 'Clive Palmer pattern' repeats, and it's proving costlier than ever gu.com/p/4x7mx/tw via @guardian

Sep 02, 2014

The 'Clive Palmer pattern' repeats, and it's proving costlier than ever | Lenore Taylor gu.com/p/4x7mx/tw via @guardian

Ebola: Liberian nurses strike over lack of protective equipment

theguardian.com — Nurses at Liberia's largest hospital have gone on strike, demanding better pay and equipment to protect them against the Ebola epidemic which has killed hundreds in the west African nation. John Tugbeh, spokesman for the strikers at Monrovia's John F Kennedy hospital, said the nurses would not return to work until they were supplied with personal protective equipment (PPE), the hazardous material-style suits which guard against infectious diseases.
Sep 02, 2014

@guardian: Ebola: Liberian nurses strike over lack of protective equipment gu.com/p/4x7m3/tw” SCARY

Sep 02, 2014

Liberian nurses strike over pay and lack of protective equipment against Ebola bit.ly/1vHlCCC

Greece's migrant fruit pickers: 'They kept firing. There was blood everywhere'

theguardian.com — Is a man worth nothing when he is branded illegal? Tipu Chowdhury has spent the past 17 months wondering. The answer has not been easy. Even now, after being forced to endure subhuman living conditions, after being starved and worked like a slave, the Bangladeshi does not speak ill of Greece.

Kazakhstan is latest Russian neighbour to feel Putin's chilly nationalist rhetoric

theguardian.com — Barack Obama leaves Washington on Tuesday for the small Baltic state of Estonia on Russia's north-western border to reassure the vulnerable country that it is safe within Nato from Vladimir Putin's clutches.
Sep 02, 2014

Kazakhstan is latest Russian neighbour to feel Putin's chilly nationalist rhetoric gu.com/p/4x7gc/tw via @guardian

Sep 02, 2014

Putin issues warning shot to Kazakhstan as NATO prepares to meet theguardian.com/world/2014/sep…

Angelina Jolie's wedding dress designed by Atelier Versace - and her children

theguardian.com — Well, it's one way to stop your toddlers scribbling on the wall. Angelina Jolie has revealed that she married Brad Pitt in a couture wedding dress covered in drawings by her own children. In the first published images of the couple's August wedding in the south of France, Jolie wears a custom-designed ivory dress by Atelier Versace, featuring elegant spaghetti straps and a ruched bodice.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @GuardianFashion: Angelina Jolie's wedding dress designed by Atelier Versace – and her children gu.com/p/4x7je/tw via @guardian

Sep 02, 2014

Angelina Jolie's wedding dress designed by Atelier Versace–and her children gu.com/p/4x7je/tw #withpic

How financial ombudsman is trying to stop payday loans spiral out of control

theguardian.com — On one side is a borrower who takes out a payday loan of £100, makes no attempt to repay it and does not answer the lender's calls. On the other is the lender who not only nearly trebles the debt by adding £175 in default charges but also makes 128 unsuccessful attempts to collect the money directly from the borrower's bank account, charging a fee every time.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @hilaryosborne: One payday lender hit a borrower's account 128 times - and charged each time. My day with the FOS's new payday team gu.com/p/4x7dn/tw

Sep 02, 2014

One payday lender hit a borrower's account 128 times - and charged each time. My day with the FOS's new payday team gu.com/p/4x7dn/tw

Samuel Johnson prize 2014 longlist spotlights memoirs

theguardian.com — From artist Marion Coutts's searingly honest account of her husband's death from a brain tumour to Helen Macdonald's story of how she tamed a goshawk after her father died, memoirs dominate the longlist for the Samuel Johnson prize this year, in a line-up which the acclaimed biographer Claire Tomalin said shows "that non-fiction is certainly stranger and wilder than fiction".
Sep 02, 2014

Samuel Johnson prize 2014 longlist spotlights memoirs including @aeonmag writer Helen MacDonald gu.com/p/4x79h/tw via @guardian

Sep 02, 2014

Great to see @GregGrandin & @Atul_Gawande in such fine company on the excellent 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize long list: theguardian.com/books/2014/sep…

Naked celebrity hack: security experts focus on iCloud backup theory

theguardian.com — Security experts are warning that there could be many more compromised celebrity iCloud accounts after examining file data from pictures stolen from stars including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton. One theory gaining ground is that many of the pictures had been accumulated by one hacker over a period of time - and were then "popped" by another hacker who somehow broke into a machine belonging to the first.
Sep 01, 2014

Naked celebrity hack: security experts focus on iCloud backup theory gu.com/p/4x7fv/tw via @guardian

Sep 01, 2014

RT @guardiantech: Naked celebrity hack: security experts focus on iCloud backup theory bit.ly/1r5YlqX

Sep 01, 2014

Guardian article on iCloud hack cites @SwiftOnSecurity as major source. Good article, good evidence from "Swift." theguardian.com/technology/201…

Sep 01, 2014

By me @ Guardian: Naked celebrity hack: security experts focus on iCloud backup theory bit.ly/1vEV2di

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