CES 2015: When and where are the main announcements?

The Consumer Electronics Show is kicking off on January 5, bringing the heavy hitters from the tech industry to Las Vegas to showcase their latest products. Samsung, Sony, LG and Nvidia will all be exhibiting at the show and like most of the big manufacturers have keynote addresses scheduled to reveal exactly what they’ve been working on. Keeping track of them all can be tricky, so we've listed the timings of the main press conferences at this year's show below for you. All times are listed in Read more [...]

Bushfire threatens homes near Toodyay, east of Perth

Homes were under threat from an out-of-control bushfire burning near the town of Toodyay, east of Perth, on Tuesday evening and emergency services have reported property loss. The state’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services issued an emergency alert for residents in Toodyay near Salt Valley Road, Challeon Lane, Panorama View, Hoddy Well Road and Sandplains Road on Tuesday afternoon. Emergency services received reports of the fire at 1.37pm. It moved quickly to the south-east. Read more [...]

Chinese listed firm convicted of IPO fraud

CHANGSHA, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese-listed firm was convicted of securities fraud by a court in central China's Hunan Province for forging sales figures in its initial public offering (IPO) prospectus. The Intermediate People's Court of Changsha City imposed a penalty of 8.5 million yuan (1.36 million U.S. dollars) on Hunan-based Wanfu Biotechnology Agricultural Development Co., over IPO fraud, the company's statement said, quoting the court's verdict . Former chairman of the company Gong Yongfu Read more [...]

Derby County boss Steve McClaren listed 16/1 to succeed Alan Pardew at …

Comments (8) DERBY County head coach Steve McClaren has been listed by Sky Bet as 16/1 to become the next boss of Newcastle United. The Rams boss is among names mentioned after current Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been given permission to talk to Crystal Palace about taking over at Selhurst Park, after Neil Warnock was sacked. And it is reported that the two clubs have agreed compensation for Pardew to succeed Warnock. Read more [...]

The 10 most popular Isa funds in 2014 (and the best ones investors missed)

Read more: Did switching to Neil Woodford's fund pay off? How we worked out the most popular Isa funds To find out where Isa investors put their money in 2014 we asked Britain’s biggest fund shops - Barclays Stockbrokers, Bestinvest, Fidelity Personal Investing, Interactive Investor and The Share Centre to name their 10 best-sellers since the start of 2014, and to rank them in order of popularity. The best-selling fund at each company was given a score of 10, while the Read more [...]

Countdown: Top Searches of 2014

A global hit with our clicks Around the world the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 had to contend with other major events when it came to searches, such as the World Cup and the Sochi Olympics, both of which come around every four years. However in France the contest was the number one search under the category of Cultural Events. Under Events, Europe's Favourite Tv Show was the number two search in Greece, Hungary and Poland. It occupied the same position in the Tv Shows/Programmes categories in Sweden Read more [...]

Miami battle over McMansion sparks plan to preserve historic houses

When millionaire entrepreneur John Jansheski decided he wanted to build a modern home to replace the ageing building that occupied his newly purchased lot on one of Miami’s most exclusive islands, he had two choices. The first was a solution becoming increasingly popular to wealthy owners seeking to upgrade, that of razing the old building irrespective of any architectural merits, historical significance or aesthetic considerations. Instead, Jansheski chose a highly unlikely Read more [...]