News archive from 5 February 2011

Corning makes upbeat glass forecast, shares rise

Corning said its display segment, which makes up the bulk of the company's profit and includes glass for touchscreen devices and liquid crystal display televisions, would increase to between $3.4 billion and $3.8 billion by 2014 from $3 billion in...

 
Cycling's anti-doping rules are 'stuck in 60s', says Alberto Contador

Cycling's anti-doping rules are 'stuck in 60s', says Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador sees his proposed one-year ban being the result of anti-doping rules that are "stuck in the 60s". Contador could lose his 2010 Tour de France title and be left off the starting line in July after failing a doping test at...

Guardian, 22:12 in Sport
 
WALES 19 - ENGLAND 26 - CHRIS ASHTON SCORES TWICE IN OPENING VICTORY

WALES 19 - ENGLAND 26 - CHRIS ASHTON SCORES TWICE IN OPENING VICTORY

Wales 19 - England 26 ENGLAND kicked off their RBS 6 Nations campaign with a first victory over Wales in Cardiff since 2003. Northampton winger Chris Ashton scored once in each half and with Toby Flood adding 13 points from a faultless kicking...

 
Tunisia to lift state of emergency next week

Tunisia to lift state of emergency next week

The state of emergency, alongside a curfew and a ban on public gatherings, were imposed by Ben Ali on January 14, a few hours before he fled the country. Authorities have since then reduced the curfew period as protests abated. "We wanted to do...

 
Tax rise? The middle class won't notice it, says Clegg: Deputy PM's contempt for 3m families forced to pay higher rate

Tax rise? The middle class won't notice it, says Clegg: Deputy PM's contempt for 3m families forced to pay...

Nick Clegg has invited the wrath of 3million middle-class families being forced into the higher-rate tax band. He claimed yesterday that they would "barely notice" the impact on their living standards. The Deputy Prime Minister admitted that...

 

Dollar up on jobs data

Global stocks posted limited gains as major indexes hit resistance after a prolonged rally. Still, the S&P 500 closed at a 2-1/2-year high and had its best week in nine. U.S. crude oil prices fell nearly $2 in volatile trade on talk that Egyptian...

Reuters, 22:35 in Business
 
David Moyes: I didn't lie about Cesc Fabregas in Arsenal tunnel row

David Moyes: I didn't lie about Cesc Fabregas in Arsenal tunnel row

The Everton manager complained after the game that Fabregas should have been sent off for his comments in the tunnel. He refused to elaborate, but reports soon emerged that the Gunners skipper had accused the officials of accepting money from the...

Metro, 23:00 in Sport
 
Can Top Gear laugh off its Mexican insults? | Rodrigo Camarena

Can Top Gear laugh off its Mexican insults? | Rodrigo Camarena

When Top Gear presenters Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May mocked Mexicans in their introduction to a segment on a Mexican sports car – the Mastretta MXT, by the way – few in Mexico noticed, at first. Top Gear is not a programme found on...

 
Man jailed for life for 'grotesque' murder of 3-year-old son

Man jailed for life for 'grotesque' murder of 3-year-old son

Paul Deya, 32, was convicted of murdering Wilson Deya at a trial last month and was given a life sentence at the Old Bailey today. Judge Giles Forrester told him: 'This was a grotesque and terrible crime. 'Your victim was particularly vulnerable...

Metro, 23:18 in Hot News
 
ROUTLEDGE NETS LATE FOR 10-MAN QPR

ROUTLEDGE NETS LATE FOR 10-MAN QPR

Wayne Routledge hit a late winner as 10-man QPR moved eight points clear at the top of the npower Championship with a decisive 1-0 win at Reading. Rangers played for nearly 50 minutes with 10 men after winger Hogan Ephraim was dismissed for an ugly...

Daily Star, 23:24 in Sport
 
ENGLAND MAKE WINNING START IN WALES

ENGLAND MAKE WINNING START IN WALES

Chris Ashton scored twice as England launched their RBS 6 Nations campaign with a first victory over Wales in Cardiff since 2003 as they claimed a 26-19 triumph. The Northampton wing scored once in each half and with Toby Flood adding 13 points from...

Daily Star, 23:24 in Sport
 
Councils raising parking fees by up to 150% to offset cuts

Councils raising parking fees by up to 150% to offset cuts

Councils are increasing parking charges - some by up to 150 per cent - in an attempt to offset austerity cuts, it has emerged. A Daily Mail survey of 30 local authorities found more than 80 per cent either already had, or were considering, raising...

 
Anger over Barclays' plans for Diamond's bonus

Anger over Barclays' plans for Diamond's bonus

Barclays was tonight accused of making a mockery of attempts to call a truce with the government over "banker bashing" amid fresh expectations that its chief executive Bob Diamond would be awarded a bonus of at least £8m. After months of...

Guardian, 23:32 in Business
 
Housing associations facing serious challenges, warns regulator

Housing associations facing serious challenges, warns regulator

The prospect of rises in interest rates and the need to invest in properties to bring them up to the national housing quality standard will impact on the sector. The regulator has published an analysis of the finances of housing associations, which...

 

Witness: Egypt police keep firm grip in Cairo's slums

CAIRO (Reuters) - While Egyptian police officers and men in plain clothes holding knives and sticks surrounded and searched our car, a 12-year-old boy with dirty hair and ragged clothes opened his switchblade, smiled and pointed it at me. "I love...

 


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