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Apple's Tim Cook keeps nephew off social media

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has said he does not want his nephew to be on a social network. His comments come as a survey suggests the wider British public is becoming increasingly distrustful of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The platforms have all acknowledged problems in recent days. One expert suggested technology companies should face tougher regulations despite their efforts to resist the prospect. Age limits At a coding-related event at Harlow college, in Essex, Mr Cook told a Guardian reporter: “I don’t have a kid, but I have a…

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I had to deliver or be dropped – double centurion Cook

Fourth Ashes Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground (day three of five) Australia 327: Warner 103, Smith 76 England 491-9: Cook 244*, Root 61, Broad 56 England lead by 164 runs Scorecard England batsman Alastair Cook believes he could have been dropped for the final Ashes Test had he not returned to form in Melbourne. Cook had managed only 83 runs in six innings before making 244 not out on the third day of the fourth Test. “I always feel I have the backing of the selectors, but you have to deliver…

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Cook punishes Australia with double century as England take control of fourth Test

Fourth Ashes Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground (day three of five) Australia 327: Warner 103, Smith 76 England 491-9: Cook 244*, Root 61, Broad 56 England lead by 164 runs Scorecard Alastair Cook made the highest score by a visiting batsman at the MCG to give England firm control of the Boxing Day Test. Cook piled on 244 not out, beating the 208 of West Indies legend Sir Viv Richards, as the tourists punished Australia on the third evening of the fourth Ashes Test. At 307-6, England were in danger of…

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Centurion Cook stars for resurgent England

Fourth Ashes Test, Melbourne Cricket Ground (day two of five) Australia 327 (119 overs): Warner 103, Smith 76, Broad 4-51 England 192-2 (57 overs): Cook 104*, Root 49* Scorecard Alastair Cook made his first Ashes century for almost seven years to lead England’s resurgence on day two of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. The 33-year-old, in his 151st Test, reached his hundred in the final over of the day to take the tourists to 192-2, a deficit of 135 runs. That came after Stuart Broad claimed 4-51 as the…

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Ashes: Alastair Cook century puts England in control of fourth Test

Alastair Cook completed his century in the last over before stumps at the MCG as he and fellow Ashes heavyweight Stuart Broad belatedly kickstarted their campaigns this winter to put Australia under pressure at last. Broad came into this fourth Test with just five wickets in the series, amid calls from some to leave him out as England sought to avoid a 5-0 whitewash, while all-time national record runscorer Cook had failed to muster a half-century in his six innings down under. Mixed feelings therefore inevitably prevailed as, with the…

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Postscript: Bidding Adieu to That Wondrous Songbird Barbara Cook

Advertisement At the tribute to Barbara Cook at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater on Monday night, a memorial for the Broadway and cabaret star who died in August at 89, friends and former colleagues recalled the high and sometimes low points of working with the gifted singer over her roller-coaster career, which lasted more than six decades. The lyricist Sheldon Harnick told of out-of-town tryouts for the 1963 Broadway musical “She Loves Me,” when he and the show’s composer, Jerry Bock, showed up one afternoon with a new song they…

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News: Thomas Cook Airlines launches direct Barbados flight from Gatwick

Thomas Cook Airlines’ inaugural flight from Gatwick Airport to Barbados has departed during a Bajan carnival event. The weekly flight from Gatwick joins three-times weekly flights to Barbados from Manchester. Across Thomas Cook Group Airlines, over 265,000 seats are available to Caribbean destinations in the winter season, a 11 per cent increase on last year. The nine hours and five-minute direct flight from Gatwick will operate on a Saturday on the Airbus A330-200 from until March 23rd. In partnership with Visit Barbados and Gatwick Airport, the 314 lucky customers on…

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