News archive from 7 February 2012, page 10

Garfield shocks fans with suprise Spider-Man screening visit

Garfield shocks fans with suprise Spider-Man screening visit

Andrew Garfield thrilled a group of eager Spider-Man fans at the New York premiere of the upcoming movie's trailer on Monday by showing up unannounced at the screening. Devotees queued for hours outside Manhattan's Regal Union Square for the grand...

 
Kylie raises Twitter stalker alert

Kylie raises Twitter stalker alert

Pop princess Kylie Minogue has "alerted" police after she was targeted by an online stalker. The singer took to Twitter to tell her fans, who she calls lovers, about it. She wrote: "I love 1,033,861 of you LOVERS, but 1 is not a lover,...

 
London 2012: Naming rights for sale for Olympic venues

London 2012: Naming rights for sale for Olympic venues

Long-term naming rights and sponsorship deals are being sought for London 2012 Olympic Park venues. Rights for the Olympic Stadium, Multi-Use Arena and Aquatics Centre have been made available. Parties have until 2 March to formally register their...

BBC, 10:51 in Business
 
Sponge fossils from Namibia are the oldest animal life ever found on Earth, say researchers

Sponge fossils from Namibia are the oldest animal life ever found on Earth, say researchers

Sponge-like fossils unearthed in rocks in a national park in Namibia are the world's oldest animal life, say researchers. The find in Etosha National Park proves that sponges are the earliest forms of animal life, say the researchers. The fossils were...

 

EU watchdog to assess bank recapitalisation plans

The European Banking Authority (EBA) will review recapitalisation blueprints from top names like Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) and UniCredit (CRDI.MI). The 31 were singled out in a healthcheck of 71 lenders last year as needing extra capital to lift core...

Reuters, 10:53 in Business
 
Barton's Twitter comments were in bad taste, not contemptuous, says Attorney General

Barton's Twitter comments were in bad taste, not contemptuous, says Attorney General

'Mere invective or unpleasantness doesn't necessarily meet that test, though in some circumstances it could.' After airing his views about Terry on the micro-blogging site, Barton added: 'I'll probably get a letter now from "the powers that...

Daily Mail, 10:53 in Sport
 

U.S. stock index futures signal dip in early trade

* On the earnings front, investors awaited results from a companies including Coca Cola Co, Lincoln National Corp and Walt Disney. * European shares were down 0.5 percent early, after disappointing earnings reports from UBS and Alfa Laval and as Greek...

 
GRIEVE DEFENDS BARTON DECISION

GRIEVE DEFENDS BARTON DECISION

Attorney General Dominic Grieve has defended his decision not to prosecute footballer Joey Barton for a series of online comments about John Terry ahead of his trial, insisting they would not jeopardise the case. QPR midfielder Barton posted the...

Daily Star, 10:58 in Sport
 
Anglo CEO says shareholders supportive in Chile row

Anglo CEO says shareholders supportive in Chile row

The two sides have since been embroiled in a legal spat that some analysts fear could hurt the miner's operations in the country and prove a damaging distraction for Anglo American's management. "We are very confident about our legal position. We...

Reuters, 11:01 in Business
 
 Price tag graffiti daubed on Jerusalem monastery

"Price tag" graffiti daubed on Jerusalem monastery

The term refers to retribution the settlers say they will exact for any attempt by the Israeli government to curb settlement in the West Bank, an area Palestinians seek as part of a future state. "Price Tag" attacks have targeted mosques,...

 
Bellway says UK housing market is resilient

Bellway says UK housing market is resilient

UK housebuilder Bellway has said the housing market is remaining "resilient" for now, after reporting a rise in sales and viewings. The group sold 2,455 homes in the six months to the end of January 2012, up 5% on the previous year. The...

BBC, 11:02 in Business
 
Tom Cruise film producers sued

Tom Cruise film producers sued

Two producers working on Tom Cruise's forthcoming movie One Shot are being sued by a former colleague, says trade newspaper the Hollywood Reporter. Kevin Messick has accused Don Granger and Gary Levinsohn of breach of contract, after they "began...

BBC, 11:07 in Art & Culture
 
Toyota raises profits forecast as recovery continues

Toyota raises profits forecast as recovery continues

Carmaker Toyota has increased its full-year profits forecast, saying its recovery is on track following the impact of the Japanese tsunami, Thai floods and the strong yen. The firm made a 80.9bn yen profit ($1.05bn; £660m) between October and...

BBC, 11:21 in Business
 

Wolfson expects another weak quarter before recovery

"Our customers are introducing new products during the first quarter and early second quarter. So we are looking for a step up in revenue in the second quarter," Chief Executive Mike Hickey said on a conference call with reporters. Hickey...

 
Want a free holiday? Join the jet-setting housesitters and homeswappers who save a fortune on trips

Want a free holiday? Join the jet-setting housesitters and homeswappers who save a fortune on trips

Want a free holiday in a luxury home, exotic location, or just something a bit different? House-sitting can offer that and more, without you forking out a penny. Linda Harrison takes a look. If you"re fed up with the winter blues already, you...

 


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