Technology http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22975/all en Soccer-Ameobi stays upbeat amid Newcastle slump http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/soccer-ameobi-stays-upbeat-amid-newcastle-slump <p>LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Long-serving Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi has seen plenty of upheaval at the north-east England club and despite their precarious position in the Premier League the forward is hopeful this season will end with smiling faces.</p> <p>Newcastle surprised even themselves by finishing fifth last term to secure a Europa League berth but after making few new signings and suffering injuries to key players they sit 15th, two points above relegation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/soccer-ameobi-stays-upbeat-amid-newcastle-slump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alan Pardew Ameobi Association football Contact Details English footballers Football in England Football in the United Kingdom Hatem Ben Arfa Person Attributes Person Career Quotation Shola Ameobi Shola Ameobi Steven Taylor Technology Yohan Cabaye Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:53:19 +0000 5730963 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters People News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/reuters-people-news-summary <p>Following is a summary of current people news briefs.</p> <p>Putin gives tax exile Depardieu <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/russia">Russian</a> citizenship</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/reuters-people-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Autograph British people Cinema of the United States Conviction D-A-S-H Entertainment Family Relation Film Human Interest Kardashian family Kim Kardashian Mick Jagger Movie Release Person Attributes Person Career Person Party Person Relation President Quotation Rees-Mogg Reuters Social Issues Sylvester Stallone Technology The Expendables Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:59:12 +0000 5730965 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Runaway Alaska oil rig dragged two tugs for miles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-1-runaway-alaska-oil-rig-dragged-two-tugs-miles <p>* Shell's Kulluk drillship "upright and stable"</p> <p>* Coast Guard plans more overflights of grounded rig</p> <p>* Kulluk needed as backup for Shell's other Arctic rig</p> <p>By Andrew Callus and Yereth Rosen</p> <p>LONDON/ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan 2 (Reuters) - The runaway oil rig that ran aground in Alaska on New Year's Eve dragged two vessels trying to control it more than 10 miles ( 16 kilometer s) to ward shore in just over an hour before the crews cut it loose to save themselves in "near hurricane" conditions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-1-runaway-alaska-oil-rig-dragged-two-tugs-miles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Contact Details Disaster Drillship Guard Natural Disaster oil Person Career Quotation Shell Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 13:23:32 +0000 5730968 at http://www.globalpost.com Cricket-Black Caps lambasted back home for Cape Town 'shambles' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/cricket-black-caps-lambasted-back-home-cape-town-shambles <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>WELLINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - New Zealand's long-suffering cricket fans had further reason to bury their heads in their hands as they woke up on Thursday to find the Blacks Caps had been skittled for 45 runs in the first test against <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/south-africa">South Africa</a> in Cape Town.</p> <p>Local media described the performance as the worst seen in 30 years, a "humiliation" and a "shambles", while one fan labelled it "an international embarrassment, a truly shocking display of ineptness" on an Internet message board.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/cricket-black-caps-lambasted-back-home-cape-town-shambles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brendon McCullum CDATA Contact Details Cricket Cricket in New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand Cricket New Zealand national cricket team Person Career Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:40:58 +0000 5730971 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Chelsea recall Benayoun from West Ham http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/soccer-chelsea-recall-benayoun-west-ham <p>LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Chelsea have recalled <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/israel-and-palestine">Israeli</a> midfielder Yossi Benayoun from his loan spell at fellow London club West Ham United after the <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/europe">European</a> champions suffered a shock 1-0 defeat by the Premier League's bottom side Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday.</p> <p>"Yossi Benayoun has completed his loan spell at West Ham United and returns to Chelsea today," the club said in a statement on their website (www.chelseafc.com) on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/soccer-chelsea-recall-benayoun-west-ham" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Benayoun CDATA Contact Details Football in Israel Football in the United Kingdom Person Career Technology Yossi Benayoun Yossi Benayoun Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 18:03:17 +0000 5731034 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Putin makes French film star Depardieu a Russian http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-3-putin-makes-french-film-star-depardieu-russian <p>* Actor is high-profile campaigner against tycoon tax * Depardieu applied for passport after Putin comments - Kremlin * Hollande redrafting tax law after ruled unconstitutional (Adds reaction from media, politicians, background) By Alexei Anishchuk and Megan Davies MOSCOW, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to Gerard Depardieu, the French movie star whose decision to quit his homeland to avoid a tax hike prompted accusations of national betrayal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-3-putin-makes-french-film-star-depardieu-russian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> actor Belgium Beslan school hostage crisis Diplomatic Relations Dmitry Rogozin Entertainment Francois Hollande Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Government Government of Russia Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Human Interest Megan Davies Moscow theater hostage crisis Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics of Russia Quotation Russia Russian Orthodox Christians Social Issues Technology Vladimir Putin Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:26 +0000 5731096 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-US: Time not right for Google executive's North Korea trip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-2-us-time-not-right-google-executives-north-korea-trip <p>* Schmidt a top figure in U.S. technology industry * Purpose of trip unclear, but visit seen as private * Washington, allies trying to intensify U.N. sanctions By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Thursday the time was not right for Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and former diplomat Bill Richardson to visit North Korea, which drew international criticism for a rocket launch last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-2-us-time-not-right-google-executives-north-korea-trip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bill Richardson Bill Richardson Department of State Diplomatic Relations Divided regions Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt executive Google Inc Member states of the United Nations North Korea North Korea Person Career Person Location Person Travel Political geography Politics Private Quotation Republics South Korea Technology United Nations United Nations United States Victoria Nuland Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:36 +0000 5731098 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Liverpool's Enrique faces lengthy lay-off http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/soccer-liverpools-enrique-faces-lengthy-lay <p>LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Liverpool defender Jose Enrique faces a six-week lay-off with a torn hamstring, the Premier League club's manager Brendan Rodgers said on Friday.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/spain">Spanish</a> left back was injured during his side's 3-0 victory against Queens Park Rangers last week.</p> <p>"He has looked fantastic in the games but it looks like he'll probably be out for up to six weeks with his hamstring," Rodgers told the club's website (www.liverpoolfc.com).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/soccer-liverpools-enrique-faces-lengthy-lay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brendan Rodgers CDATA Contact Details Jose Enrique Liverpool Local government in England Local government in the United Kingdom North West England Person Career Quotation Technology XML Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:31:36 +0000 5731125 at http://www.globalpost.com Ghana leader appeals to rivals for unity before inauguration http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/ghana-leader-appeals-rivals-unity-inauguration <p>* Opposition seeking to overturn election results</p> <p>* President calls for "multi-partisan process"</p> <p>* Mahama says 2012 GDP growth 8.5 to 9 pct</p> <p>By Kwasi Kpodo</p> <p>ACCRA, Jan 4 (Reuters) - <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/ghana">Ghana</a>'s president called for political unity on Friday, reaching out to rivals who are contesting his election due to suspicions of vote rigging.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/ghana-leader-appeals-rivals-unity-inauguration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Candidate Position Ghana Ghana John Atta Mills John Dramani Mahama Person Career Person Party Politics Politics of Ghana Quotation Technology Vice Presidents of Ghana Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 16:20:29 +0000 5731129 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-New Chelsea signing Ba could play on Saturday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/update-1-soccer-new-chelsea-signing-ba-could-play-saturday <p>(Adds Benitez quotes and team news)</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Demba Ba could play for his new club Chelsea in Saturday's FA Cup third-round tie at Southampton after completing his transfer to Chelsea for an undisclosed fee on a 3-1/2-year contract.</p> <p>Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez said on Friday the former Newcastle striker, who is the joint third highest Premier League goal scorer this season, was eligible for the match and could play.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/update-1-soccer-new-chelsea-signing-ba-could-play-saturday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football CDATA Chelsea Contact Details Demba Ba English footballers Football in England Football in Spain Person Career Petr Čech Quotation Rafael Benítez Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 16:21:02 +0000 5731131 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Katanec back in charge of Slovenia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/soccer-katanec-back-charge-slovenia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>LJUBLJANA, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Srecko Katanec was named Slovenia's coach for the second time on Friday after guiding the team to Euro 2000 and the 2002 World Cup during his first spell in charge.</p> <p>"The NZS executive board decided unanimously to appoint Katanec instead of Slavisa Stojanovic who parted company with the national team by mutual consent in December," the Slovenian FA said on its official website (www.nzs.si).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/soccer-katanec-back-charge-slovenia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Contact Details Football in Slovenia Person Career Slaviša Stojanovič Slovenia Sport in Europe Srečko Katanec Srecko Katanec Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:18:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731143 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Science News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/reuters-science-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>Following is a summary of current science news briefs.</p> <p>Armstrong's moon speech not so improvised, brother tells BBC</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/reuters-science-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brevard County, Florida Business Canadian Space Agency Cape Canaveral Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Financial data vendors Florida Geography of Florida Human Interest Person Career Quotation Reuters Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:23:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731252 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Health News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/reuters-health-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>Following is a summary of current health news briefs.</p> <p>New food safety rules aim for more accountability 2013-01-04T211825Z_4_BRE9030MC_RTROPTC_0_US-FDA-FOOD-SAFETY.XML () -</p> <p>Genetically modified food labeling measure to qualify for Washington state ballot</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/reuters-health-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Compounding Federal assistance in the United States Food and Drug Administration Health Healthcare reform in the United States Labor Medicaid Medicine Person Career Pharmaceutical sciences Pharmacology Pharmacy Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson Quotation Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:23:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731255 at http://www.globalpost.com Golf-Durban first for defending champion Grace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/golf-durban-first-defending-champion-grace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 7 (Reuters) - Branden Grace, who won four times last year after graduating from the European Tour's Qualifying School, will venture into uncharted territory at the Volvo Golf Champions event in South Africa starting on Thursday.</p> <p>The South African has never gone into a tournament as defending champion and this week in Durban he faces strong competition from a field including major winners Ernie Els, Louis Oosthuizen, Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke, Retief Goosen, Jose Maria Olazabal and Paul Lawrie.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/golf-durban-first-defending-champion-grace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afrikaner people Branden Grace Contact Details Ernie Els Golf Person Attributes PGA European Tour Professional golf tours Quotation Retief Goosen Technology U.S. Open Volvo Golf Champions Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:04:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731320 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunmen kill Austrian rafter in Ethiopia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/gunmen-kill-austrian-rafter-ethiopia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>VIENNA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - An Austrian man was shot dead<br /> during an apparent robbery of his travel group that was rafting<br /> down the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia, the foreign ministry said<br /> on Monday.</p> <p>Three other Austrians accompanying him were unharmed in the<br /> incident that occurred on Sunday in remote country near Bahir<br /> Dar, about 570 km (350 miles) from the capital Addis Ababa. The<br /> gunmen attacked the men as they camped on the shore, a spokesman<br /> said.</p> <p>Ten Austrians in all were taking part in the tour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/gunmen-kill-austrian-rafter-ethiopia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addis Ababa Africa CDATA Earth Eritrea Ethiopia Ethiopia Horn of Africa Least developed countries Member states of the African Union Member states of the United Nations Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:05:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731323 at http://www.globalpost.com