News archive from 5 March 2011

Northern doctors prescribe more antidepressants, study reveals

Northern doctors prescribe more antidepressants, study reveals

Doctors are prescribing antidepressants far more heavily in northern regions of England than in much of the rest of the country, according to data collected by the Guardian, which shows a remarkable north-south divide. The highest rates of prescribing...

Guardian, 22:00 in Health
 
Second suspicious parcel for Celtic manager Neil Lennon is intercepted

Second suspicious parcel for Celtic manager Neil Lennon is intercepted

The fallout from Wednesday night's controversial Old Firm derby has taken a sinister turn, with police intercepting a second suspicious package within three months addressed to the Celtic manager Neil Lennon. The parcel, which police believe...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
Twitter share auction suggests $7.7 billion valuation

Twitter share auction suggests $7.7 billion valuation

Based on the 223.7 million estimated fully diluted shares of Twitter listed by Sharespost on its website, the deal would suggest a valuation of roughly $7.7 billion. Valuations of privately-held Web companies have surged in recent months as investors...

 
Luis Suárez savours prospect of partnership with Andy Carroll

Luis Suárez savours prospect of partnership with Andy Carroll

Beginnings, as Kenny Dalglish knows, are everything. He marked his first game at Anfield with a goal and so, within 16 minutes of coming on against Stoke City, did Luis Suárez. Others are not so fortunate. As Newcastle United's manager, Dalglish...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
Eden Hazard disappoints Arsenal and Chelsea by signing Lille deal

Eden Hazard disappoints Arsenal and Chelsea by signing Lille deal

The 20-year-old winger is regarded as one of the hottest properties in European football, having already established himself as a regular member of Belgium's international team. It was thought Lille would be unable to hold on to him through another...

Metro, 22:15 in Sport
 
Salford 16-32 Wigan | Super League match report

Salford 16-32 Wigan | Super League match report

Thomas Leuluai steered Wigan through a potentially tricky night in Weaste to ensure that their defence of the Super League title remains on track, at least on the field. The New Zealand scrum-half scored two individual tries and had a hand in another...

Guardian, 22:22 in Sport
 
UBS boss first major bank CEO to waive 2010 bonus

UBS boss first major bank CEO to waive 2010 bonus

While the Swiss bank has succeeded in stemming wealth management outflows -- one of Gruebel's stated priorities -- and returned to profit in 2010, the CEO renounced his payout for the second successive year. "The fact that the share price did not...

Reuters, 22:32 in Business
 
Tottenham's return to full strength spells danger for Manchester City

Tottenham's return to full strength spells danger for Manchester City

Harry Redknapp has been boosted by the return of a full-strength Tottenham squad just in time for the most crucial stage of the campaign. That could be bad tidings for Manchester City, whom Redknapp identifies as the team most at risk of dropping out...

Guardian, 22:48 in Sport
 
Sir Alex Ferguson to ignore legal advice and appeal FA charge

Sir Alex Ferguson to ignore legal advice and appeal FA charge

Sir Alex Ferguson has ignored the advice of Manchester United's legal team by pleading not guilty to his Football Association charge of improper conduct, risking a five-match touchline ban in the process. Ferguson met the club's representatives on...

Guardian, 22:48 in Sport
 
Samir Nasri can almost 'feel' Arsenal's hands on Premier League trophy

Samir Nasri can almost 'feel' Arsenal's hands on Premier League trophy

Samir Nasri takes his seat at the table. The location is one of Wembley's dressing rooms yet it feels a little like an expensive hotel suite, all dark wood upholstery and hi-spec finishing. Someone cracks a joke about a Mafiosi sit-down. "We're...

Guardian, 22:48 in Sport
 
No one is safe for 10 fall guys mired in Premier League survival fight

No one is safe for 10 fall guys mired in Premier League survival fight

A cursory glance at a Premier League table that resembles a concertina suggests this year will be the most exciting relegation battle ever witnessed. With six points separating 11th-placed Everton from bottom-of-the-table Wigan Athletic – the same gap...

Guardian, 22:48 in Sport
 

U.S., Sweden to push U.N. rights body to act on Iran

She told a news briefing the idea had backing from a wide range of countries in the 47-nation council -- including members of the self-styled non-aligned group (NAM), who normally unite to shield each other from criticism. Earlier this week, Swedish...

 

Benin delays presidential poll to review lists

The poll, due to take place on Sunday having already been rescheduled once, will now be held on March 13, according to a decision reached by Benin's Constitutional Court on Friday and seen by Reuters. President Boni Yayi must approve any delay, but...

 
Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez and girlfriend back on track after affair allegations

Manchester City captain Carlos Tevez and girlfriend back on track after affair allegations

When asked about the claims last month, Tevez said: 'Look, I think they involved me in something which is nothing to do with me. 'But I don't want to speak about anyone except Brenda - who's the person I'm with - and about my family. 'I'm not used to...

 
Twitter share auction suggests $7.7 billion valuation

Twitter share auction suggests $7.7 billion valuation

Based on the 223.7 million estimated fully diluted shares of Twitter listed by Sharespost on its website, the deal would suggest a valuation of roughly $7.7 billion. Valuations of privately-held Web companies have surged in recent months as investors...

 


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