News archive from 6 January 2011

US oil spill: Cost cutting decisions led to BP disaster

US oil spill: Cost cutting decisions led to BP disaster

A series of decisions made to cut costs and save time contributed to last year's BP oil spill disaster, a US presidential panel has found. A 48-page report released by the investigative commission said "a failure of management" and an...

BBC, 22:47 in Business
 

Stock Markets 'Could Soar By 20% In 2011'

A top economist has predicted on Sky News that world stock markets could soar by another 20% in the year ahead. Speaking on Jeff Randall Live, Jim O'Neill, chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, gave his prediction for share prices in 2011 by...

 
Bumble's Ashes view: Bravo, the Sydney Cricket Ground looked pretty in pink

Bumble's Ashes view: Bravo, the Sydney Cricket Ground looked pretty in pink

Knockout bird The man who is nicknamed "Pigeon", Glenn McGrath, popped into the Sky commentary box and was clearly very proud of all that is being done in the memory of his late wife Jane. Talk inevitably got round to the batsmen he got out...

Daily Mail, 23:09 in Sport
 
Sportsmail writer Lawrence Booth named editor of Wisden Almanack

Sportsmail writer Lawrence Booth named editor of Wisden Almanack

Lawrence Booth, Sportsmail's brilliant cricket writer and author of the award-winning Top Spin, has been appointed to the prestigious role of editor of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. Booth, 35, becomes the youngest editor of cricket's 'bible' in 72...

Daily Mail, 23:10 in Sport
 
Rob Andrew shoved aside as John Steele gets green light for major shake-up at RFU

Rob Andrew shoved aside as John Steele gets green light for major shake-up at RFU

Two of the most prominent figures in the modern era of English rugby were considering their next moves after new RFU chief executive John Steele's blueprint for the overhaul of the union was ratified. Rob Andrew and Sir Clive Woodward were left to...

Daily Mail, 23:23 in Sport
 
David Beckham nears Tottenham switch after LA Galaxy give green light to loan

David Beckham nears Tottenham switch after LA Galaxy give green light to loan

David Beckham believes he is close to joining Tottenham after LA Galaxy agreed to a two-month loan stint with an English club. The prospect of the former England captain playing in the Barclays Premier League for the first time since 2003 has...

Daily Mail, 23:34 in Sport
 
SNOWFALL BATTERS NEXT’S TAKINGS

SNOWFALL BATTERS NEXT’S TAKINGS

FASHION chain Next said it took a £22million sales hit from the worst UK winter in decades as it warned of higher prices and “suppressed” consumer demand this year. The company yesterday said shoppers not “wanting to chance” going out in heavy snow...

 
MARKET REPORT: CHIP STOCKS SIZZLE ON BID HOPES

MARKET REPORT: CHIP STOCKS SIZZLE ON BID HOPES

CHIP companies were in demand yesterday as bid speculation swirled around the semiconductor industry ahead of a key technology exhibition in the US. Traders’ focus on companies such as Arm Holdings and CSR in the run-up to the international...

 
Microsoft shows Windows running on mobile phone chips

Microsoft shows Windows running on mobile phone chips

Microsoft has shown a full version of Windows running on chips usually found in mobile phones. The desktop version of Windows was demonstrated working with three processors built around chips designed by UK firm Arm. The demonstration is significant...

 
KILLIE AND CALEY BACK UNITED TO VETO SPL CHANGE

KILLIE AND CALEY BACK UNITED TO VETO SPL CHANGE

KILMARNOCK and Inverness Caley Thistle have confirmed they are ready to join forces with Dundee United to scupper the SPL's hopes of reconstruction. Killie chairman Michael Johnston and his Inverness counterpart George Fraser last night insisted...

 
CELTIC SET FOR DOUBLE SWOOP TO STAY AT TOP

CELTIC SET FOR DOUBLE SWOOP TO STAY AT TOP

ERIK HUSEKLEPP last night claimed he's ready to jump into action at Celtic as Portuguese defender Marco Caneira opened talks to land a free transfer to Parkhead himself. Norway striker Huseklepp is the subject of a £1million move from the Hoops and...

 
PHILLIP HUGHES DID NOT CHEAT, SAYS ALASTAIR COOK

PHILLIP HUGHES DID NOT CHEAT, SAYS ALASTAIR COOK

ALASTAIR COOK defended Australian fielder Phillip Hughes after another day of controversy over the use of technology marred a pulsating Ashes contest. The insatiable Cook scored 189 to put England in command of the Sydney Test but not before...

 
RIGHTING OF WRONGS IS TOP PRIORITY

RIGHTING OF WRONGS IS TOP PRIORITY

AS Ian Bell drove a pack of writhing personal demons into the humid afternoon, one remained behind to scratch at his achievement and at the embattled idea of fair play and honesty in cricket. Perhaps it is a redundant notion. Many will haughtily...

 
ENGLAND COOKED TO PERFECTION AS SERIES BELONGS TO ALASTAIR COOK

ENGLAND COOKED TO PERFECTION AS SERIES BELONGS TO ALASTAIR COOK

THIS series will be forever ­remembered as ‘Alastair Cook’s ­Ashes’, and there can be no finer ­accolade than that for the unassuming opener from Essex. Just as 1981 has become ‘Botham’s Ashes’ and the success of 1986-87 is harnessed with the name...

 
SO HART-BREAKING FOR THE GUNNERS

SO HART-BREAKING FOR THE GUNNERS

ARSENE WENGER will still be scratching his head this morning, wondering how his Arsenal team did not bury Manchester City and send out the loudest of title statements. The Gunners should not have just beaten second-placed City, they should have...

 


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