News archive from 7 February 2012, page 15

Facebook drinking posts teacher Elizabeth Scarlett reprimanded

Facebook drinking posts teacher Elizabeth Scarlett reprimanded

A teacher has been reprimanded after comments about drinking and parties appeared on her Facebook site and were viewed by pupils. Elizabeth Scarlett was disciplined by the General Teaching Council for Wales. But Mrs Scarlett, 50, who used to teach at...

 

Gold not a reliable inflation hedge-study

While inflation does not reduce gold's real value, it has no yield or income flow and the precious metal has given a far lower long-term return than equities. In the period since 1900, gold gave a real return of 1.1 percent in sterling terms and its...

 
A very strange kind of divorce: Denise Welch's strip karaoke nights with husband Tim Healy and two topless friends

A very strange kind of divorce: Denise Welch's strip karaoke nights with husband Tim Healy and two topless...

They then saw each other casually while she was filming Loose Women in London and from September the relationship became serious. She apparently spent a night with Lincoln at the Marriott before going into Celebrity Big Brother. Lincoln's chequered...

 
Gold not a reliable inflation hedge - study

Gold not a reliable inflation hedge - study

While inflation does not reduce gold's real value, it has no yield or income flow and the precious metal has given a far lower long-term return than equities. In the period since 1900, gold gave a real return of 1.1 percent in sterling terms and its...

Reuters, 15:10 in Business
 

Library closures inquiry begins

MPs have begun hearing evidence at a Select Committee inquiry on library closures. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has been requesting views on the service since November. Witnesses giving evidence on Tuesday said closures would...

BBC, 15:16 in Art & Culture
 
Italy's Berlusconi to face yet another trial

Italy's Berlusconi to face yet another trial

"All as expected. We've lost count of the number of trials," said Berlusconi's lawyer, Niccolo Ghedini. The trial will start on March 15. The latest case stems from allegations that Berlusconi pushed for the publication in a newspaper owned...

 
SIR ALEX FERGUSON: THERE'S NO PLACE FOR RACISM IN 2012

SIR ALEX FERGUSON: THERE'S NO PLACE FOR RACISM IN 2012

MANCHESTER United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said there is no place for racism in the modern game. The Manchester United has hit out at officials for failing to crack down on racism in the sport. Patrice Evra was racially abused by Liverpool's...

Daily Star, 15:29 in Sport
 
Newcastle striker Ameobi backs police warning to Twitter pair for racist abuse

Newcastle striker Ameobi backs police warning to Twitter pair for racist abuse

Two teenage friends who racially abused Newcastle striker Sammy Ameobi on Twitter have been given final warnings by police, the Crown Prosecution Service has said. The 17-year-olds were arrested in November after the up-and-coming 19-year-old forward...

Daily Mail, 15:37 in Sport
 
Swiss central banker a euro crisis Nostradamus?

Swiss central banker a euro crisis Nostradamus?

Vice Chairman Thomas Jordan, who has served on the Swiss National Bank's governing board since 2007 and is currently interim chairman, also said a currency union gave some states the incentive to load up on debt and could lead to a banking crisis....

Reuters, 15:44 in Business
 
ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS: CHELSEA CAN WIN FA CUP AND CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS: CHELSEA CAN WIN FA CUP AND CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

ANDRE Villas-Boas has said Chelsea can win FA Cup and Champions League this season. The Chelsea boss has struggled to win over critics in the Barclays Premier League but is adamant the club can go all the way in Europe. He said: We set out with a...

Daily Star, 15:57 in Sport
 
Liechtenstein tax deal flushes out 2,000 evaders

Liechtenstein tax deal flushes out 2,000 evaders

Some 2,000 people from the UK with money invested in Liechtenstein have come forward after the tax haven was put under the spotlight. The UK taxpayers have contacted HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) after the UK authorities struck a deal with the...

BBC, 15:57 in Business
 
FERNANDO TORRES RISKS AXED, SAYS RUUD GULLIT

FERNANDO TORRES RISKS AXED, SAYS RUUD GULLIT

FORMER Chelsea boss Ruud Gullit has warned Fernando Torres he risks the axe if he doesn't start firing. Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou are close to a return to from Stamford Bridge from the African Nations Cup. The Ivory Coast have reached the...

Daily Star, 15:57 in Sport
 
LME forced to consider fee hike backlash

LME forced to consider fee hike backlash

Backlash over the hike, that some say could hurt their way of doing business, prompted the LME to invite members for a briefing earlier on Tuesday to explain the move. Shareholders Reuters spoke to said discussions had been lively. "There was no...

Reuters, 16:01 in Business
 
FERNANDO TORRES MUST BE AXED, SAYS RUUD GULLIT

FERNANDO TORRES MUST BE AXED, SAYS RUUD GULLIT

FORMER Chelsea boss Ruud Gullit has urged Andre Villas-Boas to axe Fernando Torres Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou return from the African Nations Cup. The Ivory Coast have reached the semi-finals of the competition, which are being played tomorrow,...

Daily Star, 16:08 in Sport
 
Wolfram Alpha unveils premium 'Pro' analysis service

Wolfram Alpha unveils premium 'Pro' analysis service

Wolfram Alpha is about to allow users to analyse and manipulate their own data - including pictures and sounds. The service is part of a new "pro" version of the data search and analysis engine to be launched on Wednesday. Chief executive...

 


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