National / International News

'Smart glasses' for failing vision

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 15:48
Breakthrough for people with severe sight loss

Azarenka is back and means business

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 15:46
Victoria Azarenka returns from injury in Eastbourne after showing her lighter side at Queen's Club.

VIDEO: Threat to Danish disability festival

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 15:39
The Soelund music festival in Denmark aims to make it easier for people living with disabilities to enjoy live music, but organisers say it is under threat.

Why some people want facial scars

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 15:38
Why some parents still want their children to be scarred

Innovative England hint at bright future - Agnew

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 15:37
Captain Alastair Cook's "weird and wonderful strategies" in the first Test offer encouragement, says Jonathan Agnew.

The elaborate appeal of Heath Robinson

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 15:37
The godfather of all bizarre contraptions

VIDEO: Camera specs for partially sighted

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 15:36
Researchers from Oxford University develop "smart" glasses for people with severe sight loss.

Breaking in through screenwriting contests

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 15:15
Has the internet levelled the playing field for screenwriters?

VIDEO: Saatchi gives Paxman a leaving present

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 15:09
Lord Saatchi, co-founder of the advertising agencies Saatchi and Saatchi and M&C Saatchi, has given Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman a leaving present.

Always pressure when you play for Brazil - Juninho

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 15:05
Controlling your emotions and learning lessons; World Cup winner Juninho unlocks the secrets of playing for Brazil.

Will turf help England beat Uruguay?

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 15:03
Could a type of grass give England the edge over Uruguay?

Tuesday's gossip column

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 15:02
Rooney battling to save his World Cup, Roy Hodgson risks rift with Arsene Wenger and Atletico Madrid want Alvaro Negredo.

VIDEO: How World Cup grass is 'injected'

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 15:01
David Nicholls of Dutch firm Desso explains how his company has prepared a hybrid pitch for one of the World Cup's flagship stadiums.

VIDEO: England fans walk 1,966km to Brazil

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 15:00
England fans walk 1,966 km to the World Cup

Today at the World Cup: Day six

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 14:55
Who is playing? How can you watch the games? Who will win? All the information you need on day six of the World Cup.

Pakistan and Kabul discuss security

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 14:50
Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif and Afghan President Hamid Karzai discuss regional security amid air strikes against militants in Pakistan's north-west.

VIDEO: China cities look to UK for ideas

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 14:36
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has arrived in the UK for a three-day visit to promote Chinese UK relations.

World Cup win for Schumacher - Podolski

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 14:25
Lukas Podolski dedicates Germany's 4-0 World Cup win over Portugal to countryman Michael Schumacher.

VIDEO: Iraqi forces hit back with air strikes

BBC - Mon, 2014-06-16 14:13
The Islamist militant group ISIS have seized the northern Iraqi city of Tal Afar but the Iraqi forces have hit back with air strikes near the town.

A rogue Greenpeace trader wreaks havoc

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-06-16 13:52

As we know well, capitalism can be a perilous place.

The environmental group Greenpeace announced Monday that it had lost $5.2 million due, essentially, to a rogue trader.

They had a guy in their finance division who was working currency trades as a way to hedge against other investment fluctuations.

Two things happened:

One, he traded way more money than he was authorized to trade.

And two, he bet the Euro woud fall last year. It didn't.

$5 million is a boatful of money. The group's annual revenues, however, are somewhere near $400 million.

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