News archive from 1 August 2012

Thomson Reuters says Europe business worse than expected

Shares of the company fell about 3 percent after it said net sales in its Financial & Risk division were still negative in the second quarter and likely to remain so through the fourth quarter. Net sales, which are total sales minus cancellations,...

Reuters, 22:01 in Business
 

Mercosur embraces Chavez despite protests from business

Ignoring criticism that Venezuela's entry could eventually cause greater dysfunction among the Mercosur trade bloc's members, Chavez cast the event as a continuation of his self-styled revolution and a sign of greater ascendance for South America as a...

 

Court ruling on Willis's daughter

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis's daughter Scout can do community service to resolve her public drinking and fake ID case, a US judge says. Scout, who is now 21, was excused from court as a Manhattan judge agreed to dismiss her misdemeanour case if she...

 
MURRAY SETS UP REMATCH WITH BAGHDATIS

MURRAY SETS UP REMATCH WITH BAGHDATIS

Murray had no trouble at all brushing aside Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-2 6-4 under the roof on Centre Court. Nieminen had been the man Murray scraped past when his back troubles were at their worst at the French Open but there were no such dramas and...

 

Great Britain 0 Australia 3: Ashes bragging rights head Down Under in the volleyball

Australia came out on top of their Ashes battle with Great Britain at Earls Court, with their size and strength too much for the host nation to handle. With the British women having won a first-ever Olympic clash on Monday night, hopes were high that...

Daily Mail, 22:08 in Sport
 

Egyptian claims historic medal

History was made at a packed ExCeL tonight with Africa's first-ever Olympic fencing medal. But 21-year-old Egyptian Alaaeldin Abouelkassem had to settle for silver and not the gold he was really looking for - and looked like he might grab. That went...

Daily Post, 22:11 in Sport
 

Phelps breaks Olympic medals record

Michael Phelps became the most decorated athlete in Olympic history when his gold in the 4x200 metres freestyle relay took him to 19. The 27-year-old had equalled Larisa Latynina's record earlier on Tuesday evening with silver in the 200m butterfly....

Daily Post, 22:11 in Sport
 

Tweddle grateful for men's team support

Gymnast Beth Tweddle admitted the British men's Olympic gymnastics team bronze inspired the women's team to their best ever result at a Games in the post-war era. Tweddle, Hannah Whelan, Imogen Cairns, Rebecca Tunney and Jennifer Pinches scored...

Daily Post, 22:11 in Sport
 

Big Brother 2012: Luke Anderson faces eviction again

FLINTSHIRE chef Luke Anderson is facing eviction from the Big Brother house again.The former Hawarden High School pupil, who lives in Mynydd Isa, has been nominated for the third week in a row. Luke, who was born Laura, is up against Deana Uppal,...

 

Broadband boost for Pendle's rural areas welcomed

PHONE COVERAGE Andrew Stephenson BROADBAND campaigner Andrew Stephenson has welcomed OFCOM plans to increase coverage to 98 per cent of the population. The auctioning off of the service will vastly improve infrastructure in remote rural areas of the...

 

Broadband boost for Pendle's rural areas welcomed

PHONE COVERAGE Andrew Stephenson BROADBAND campaigner Andrew Stephenson has welcomed OFCOM plans to increase coverage to 98 per cent of the population. The auctioning off of the service will vastly improve infrastructure in remote rural areas of the...

 
Analysis - ASEAN path to economic union muddied by South China Sea

Analysis - ASEAN path to economic union muddied by South China Sea

Political leaders and officials say the row may not directly affect plans by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for the economic integration of countries ranging from wealthy Singapore to impoverished Myanmar. But what doesn't help is...

 
Kate’s mega design is sweet

Kate’s mega design is sweet

A WORCESTER schoolgirl has beaten hundreds of other entries to design the underside of the UK’s largest skateboard. Kate Emsley, aged 10 of Chatley, near Droitwich, is a pupil at Kings St Alban’s School in Worcester. She beat more than 500 entries in...

 
TEAM GB SHOCK BRAZIL

TEAM GB SHOCK BRAZIL

There have been more significant achievements but even Football Association officials privately conceded that against such formidable opposition, in front of a British record 70,584 crowd, there has been no better evening. In pure statistical terms,...

 

Motherwell 0 Panathinaikos 2: Well-beaten Scots' Euro dream in tatters

Motherwell saw their Champions League dream all but killed off in the first leg against Panathinaikos after losing a soft early goal and a late second on the counter-attack. Stuart McCall's side had their fair share of possession and half-chances in...

Daily Mail, 22:33 in Sport
 


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