London market edges higher over US debt deadline talks
“I’m very optimistic we will reach an agreement that’s reasonable in nature this week to reopen the government, pay the nation’s bills and begin long-term negotiations to put our country on sound fiscal footing,” Reid said at the conclusion of Monday’s Senate session. “We are not there yet, but tremendous progress” has been made, he said. If Congress does not raise the $16.7 trillion debt ceiling by Thursday, the US government will begin to run out of money and could start defaulting on its obligations for the first time in history. Back on the trading floor, Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) was the most traded stock by volume, with 124.19 million units changing hands, followed by telecoms giant Vodafone which saw 68.76 million units switch owners. Miner Rio Tinto was the star performer rising 4.25 percent to stand at 3215 on strong third quarter results. Petrofac was also in demand and was up 3.68 percent to 1,410 pence. Burberry was the biggest faller, slipping 7.63 percent to 1464 pence. The British luxury fashion group retreated after its chief executive Angela Ahrendts is quitting her role to become head of retail at Apple. The US technology giant Apple said in a statement that Ahrendts would oversee the “strategic direction, expansion and operation” of its retail and online stores. aI am thrilled that Angela will be joining our team,a said Apple chief executive Tim Cook. aShe shares our values and our focus on innovation, and she places the same strong emphasis as we do on the customer experience. She has shown herself to be an extraordinary leader throughout her career and has a proven track record.a Ahrendts will have been chief executive of Burberry for about eight years by the time of her departure in 2014.
Rohan Bopanna targets London ticket
Post to Facebook London Zoo’s Sumatran tiger cub dies on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1ghu3hn Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs London Zoo’s Sumatran tiger cub dies Stephanie Haven, USA TODAY 9:21 a.m. EDT October 15, 2013 Image from video taken Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, shows the first tiger cub for 17 years — which has now died — to be born at the London Zoo. (Photo: AP/London Zoo) Sumatran tiger cub was born three weeks ago Cub died over the weekend Cub said to have drowned SHARE 11 CONNECT 27 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE The first tiger cub born at the London Zoo in 17 years died over the weekend, officials at the British zoo said Tuesday. It was 3-weeks-old. After zookeepers couldn’t spot the rare Sumatran tiger in its den early on Oct. 12, they found the cub beside a nearby pool where it had drowned, London Zoo said in a statement. “It’s very, very sad, we’re just heart broken by the whole situation,” London Zoo press officer Nicola Kelly said. “The zookeepers were so happy to have the cub and then devastated by this terrible accident.” Like the newborn panda at the Smithsonian National Zoo, the tiger cub was too young for zookeepers to name it. They also hadn’t identified the tiger’s gender. Both animals’ births were recorded on video camera. At the London Zoo, no cameras extended beyond the inside den; that’s where zookeepers last saw the tiger cub alive.
Virginia coach London looks to turn improvements into wins when Cavaliers play surprising Duke
There are about four places up for grabs and about nine to ten teams in the running.” There are quite a number of teams targeting the London ticket besides the Shanghai Masters champs Croatia’s Ivan Dodig and Brazil’s Marcelo Melo. Pakistan’s Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer; Spaniards David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco; Poles Mariuz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski; Belarus’ Max Mirnyi and Romania’s Horia Tecau; Serbia’s Nenad Zimonjic and Frenchman Julien Benneteau; Mexico’s Santiago Gonzalez and American Scot Lipsky; Brit Jamie Murray and Aussie John Peers; Swede Robert Lindstedt and Canada’s Daniel Nestor; Philippines’ Treat Huey and Brit Dominic Inglot and Bopanna and Vasselin are in the running. For the 33-year-old Bangalorean, who is tipped to partner Pakistan’s Qureshi next season, it has largely been a start-stop affair this year. He started the season with American Rajeev Ram and moved on to Mahesh Bhupathi in the spring before settling with the Frenchman in June. In a year in which Bopanna has risen to No. 3 in the individual rankings, with two titles in Marseilles and Tokyo with Colin Fleming and Vasselin, he has struggled on the partner front. In all Bopanna and Vasselin, a sometimes doubles player, ranked 64 in the world in singles, have only played six events together – Wimbledon, Cincinnati, US Open, Metz, Tokyo and Shanghai – making three semifinals and winning a title in Tokyo. “We hadn’t lost our first match in a tournament before this,” a perplexed Bopanna said, following his early exit in Shanghai, “Against Treat and Inglot in the second round, we were up 4-0 in the super tie-break. It was just bizarre, but that’s tennis. A couple of bad points and you are out of it before you know it.” Typically then the big-serving Kodava dumped the math and used the matches to call on his team’s position vis-a-vis the London finale. “We need to a win a Masters title at this stage to make it to London,” Bopanna, a finalist last year, said.
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)The Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Virginia coach Mike London believes his Cavaliers are improving on a weekly basis. The biggest obstacle left to overcome is the bad plays that keep the positive momentum from translating into victories. “I believe in the progress that we’ve seen here offensively,” London said. “I believe that defensively, with the moves and guys that will be put in position … that they will get better. And so that’s the whole process that’s involved here is just you’d like to put your finger on one thing.” London would like to see the transition to winning come against Duke (4-2, 0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) on Saturday. The Blue Devils have won four of the last five meetings between the schools. The Cavaliers (2-4, 0-2) lost their second game in a row Saturday, 27-26 at Maryland, when Alec Vozenilek’s 42-yard field goal try sailed wide right with under a minute remaining. It was the final miscue but in spite of many improvements, far from the only one. Virginia ran for 242 yards, but got stuffed on consecutive plays from inside the Terps’ 2 in the first quarter. It was one of four trips inside the Maryland 20 that ended with Vozenilek kicking a field goal. “It is disappointing knowing that maybe if one of those field goals had turned into a touchdown, we would have won the game,” right guard Jay Whitmire said Monday. On defense, Maryland gained 468 yards, none more damaging than the 47-yard pass backup quarterback Caleb Rowe completed to Deon Long on third-and-22.