News archive from 1 March 2011

BP fund, Feinberg face lawsuits by claimants

The lawsuits could further undermine the credibility of the fund and its administrator, Kenneth Feinberg, after a federal judge in Louisiana ordered Feinberg to stop describing himself as independent of BP. Marine salvage company Pinellas Marine...

Reuters, 22:04 in Business
 

Make money and do good is the new corporate buzz

More than 70 chief executives met in New York on Monday, International Corporate Philanthropy Day, for a Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy conference, where one of the key topics discussed was creating shared value. As the U.S. economy...

Reuters, 22:08 in Business
 

George Osborne: Labour's reality deficit

A good test of an opposition's policy is to ask what would happen if it were actually implemented. Here is a cut-out-and-keep guide to the contradictions at the heart of Labour's economic argument that would not survive first contact with reality. The...

Guardian, 22:08 in Business
 
TV review: How to Live With Women, Classroom Warriors

TV review: How to Live With Women, Classroom Warriors

This should be interesting: How to Live With Women (BBC3). How indeed? It's something I've often wondered. Carefully is probably the best answer I can come up with. Tom lives with one – Cherelle – in Essex. But he's not doing it right. Things started...

 
Stoke City 1-1 West Bromwich Albion | Premier League Match Report

Stoke City 1-1 West Bromwich Albion | Premier League Match Report

Roy Hodgson knows a thing or two about acts of escapology, from his time in charge of Fulham, and he could be forgiven for wondering if this crucial point will turn out to be a key moment in another rescue operation. Trailing to Rory Delap's early...

Guardian, 22:14 in Sport
 
Cambridge academic advised on LSE project funded by Gaddafi's son

Cambridge academic advised on LSE project funded by Gaddafi's son

A Cambridge academic was appointed as a paid adviser to a research programme funded by Muammar Gaddafi's son at the London School of Economics, leaked documents show. He has defended the post on the grounds that British universities had "to find...

 
YouTube urged to delete radical cleric's sermons

YouTube urged to delete radical cleric's sermons

Sermons from Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical cleric said to be linked to multiple terrorist plots against Britain and the United States, remain on YouTube despite calls for them to be taken down. The news follows the conviction of Rajib Karim, a former...

 
Ryan Giggs: My 20 years with Manchester United's first team

Ryan Giggs: My 20 years with Manchester United's first team

The first game: 2 March 1991. You look at the photos now and so much has changed. Old Trafford, back then, was an unsophisticated place, desperately in need of investment, much in line with a city struggling from the effects of post-industrialisation....

Guardian, 22:21 in Sport
 

ITC judge rules for Samsung in Spansion patent spat

Samsung filed suit against Spansion, accusing it of infringing two patents for its methods of making flash memory semiconductor chips. It also named in its complaint several companies that buy Spansion chips. Judge Carl Charneski, an administrative...

 
West Ham must be positive and have belief, says Thomas Hitzlsperger

West Ham must be positive and have belief, says Thomas Hitzlsperger

Thomas Hitzlsperger is confident West Ham United's unexpected and impressive victory over Liverpool will convince the team they can secure enough points from a daunting run-in to achieve Premier League survival. Sunday's eye-catching 3-1 success at...

Guardian, 22:33 in Sport
 
Wojciech Szczesny stays chirpy despite Arsenal's cup defeat | David Hytner

Wojciech Szczesny stays chirpy despite Arsenal's cup defeat | David Hytner

When you put yourself out there, as Wojciech Szczesny does so fearlessly, you have to accept that flak can fly in both directions. The Arsenal goalkeeper recently took some delight in using Twitter to indulge in a spot of Ashley Cole-bashing, after...

Guardian, 22:33 in Sport
 
Lee Bowyer not expecting Birmingham City to renew his contract

Lee Bowyer not expecting Birmingham City to renew his contract

Lee Bowyer says he expects to be looking for a new club in the summer after claiming Birmingham City have told him he will not be offered a new contract. The 34-year-old midfielder, who was a key part of the Birmingham side that beat Arsenal in the...

Guardian, 22:33 in Sport
 
Stade Français say they will sign no more English players

Stade Français say they will sign no more English players

The Stade Français owner, Max Guazzini, will not be signing any more England internationals and has questioned the futures of Tom Palmer and James Haskell at the Paris club after the England team manager, Martin Johnson, said he would not be releasing...

Guardian, 22:33 in Sport
 
Stephen Ireland declares himself ready for Newcastle debut

Stephen Ireland declares himself ready for Newcastle debut

Stephen Ireland has told Alan Pardew he is "ready and waiting" to make his Newcastle United debut. The on-loan Aston Villa midfielder could even be handed his Newcastle bow against Everton on Saturday with Joey Barton doubtful with a thigh...

Guardian, 22:34 in Sport
 

Mystery bird: red-rumped swallow, Cecropis daurica

Red-rumped swallow, Cecropis daurica (protonym; Hirundo daurica), also known either as the Striated Swallow or Lesser Striated Swallow, photographed at Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, Africa. Image: Dan Logen, 22 January 2010 [velociraptorize]. Nikon...

 


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