News archive from 7 February 2012, page 3

'Game plan? We will just give the ball to George' says prop Jones

'Game plan? We will just give the ball to George' says prop Jones

North has an amazing ability to bounce players off his barrel chest. Instead of using a hand-off to keep defenders at a distance he often just holds the ball tight to himself and uses his power to run through a player, like a ten-pin bowling ball...

Daily Mail, 01:36 in Sport
 
England fail the big Test: Strauss and Co crumble 3-0 in tame bid to conquer final frontier

England fail the big Test: Strauss and Co crumble 3-0 in tame bid to conquer final frontier

That will become clear on Tuesday when England name their one-day party to play what might be another chastening series against a Pakistan side who will bombard them with up to 40 overs of spin in each 50-over game. Flower believes that...

Daily Mail, 01:36 in Sport
 
Top cabinet minister Hunt backs FA decision to strip Terry of England captaincy

Top cabinet minister Hunt backs FA decision to strip Terry of England captaincy

'It doesn"t help the situation at all, as England go into the European Championship,' Taylor told BBC Sport. 'I can't see what Capello's agenda is. All it does is disturb everything even more. It may be that he wants the FA to take a decision on...

Daily Mail, 01:36 in Sport
 
Holloway backs Blackpool to match FA Cup exploits of yesteryear

Holloway backs Blackpool to match FA Cup exploits of yesteryear

Ian Holloway says his class of 2012 can stand shoulder to shoulder with any of the club's famous names from the past as he prepares Blackpool for their FA Cup replay at Sheffield Wednesday. Blackpool's most famous player of all, Sir Stanley Matthews,...

Daily Mail, 01:36 in Sport
 
Lotus chief expects Bahrain to host Grand Prix despite political unrest

Lotus chief expects Bahrain to host Grand Prix despite political unrest

On this occasion, however, Boullier is leaving any decision in the hands of motorsport's world governing body, the FIA. 'As a principal of a Formula One team I love to be racing, and in every part of the world where we are welcome, and Bahrain is one...

Daily Mail, 01:36 in Sport
 
Evans to turn his hand to sprinting as ex-rugby star plots sporting comeback

Evans to turn his hand to sprinting as ex-rugby star plots sporting comeback

Former rugby star Thom Evans will compete over 60 metres in the scottishathletics National Senior Indoor Championships at the Kelvin Hall in Glasgow on February 19. The 26-year-old has been exploring athletics since his recovery from the severe neck...

Daily Mail, 01:36 in Sport
 
Dunham determined to crown glorious career with dressage gold in London

Dunham determined to crown glorious career with dressage gold in London

Just five years later, Dunham found herself in Atlanta competing for Great Britain. 'I went to the Games to compete at the top of my game and to do my best. I didn"t think I would get a medal and the fact I got team gold and individual bronze...

Daily Mail, 01:36 in Sport
 

Syrian forces attack Homs on eve of Lavrov visit

The violence on Monday came as world powers scrambled for a diplomatic strategy after the defeat of a U.N. Security Council resolution backing an Arab League call for Assad to give up power and start a political transition. A member of the main...

 

Oracle seeks new trial against SAP over downloads

In a court filing on Monday, Oracle said it would reject a reduced $272 million damages award. A spokesman for SAP could not immediately be reached for comment. A Northern California jury had determined in 2010 that Oracle should be paid $1.3 billion...

 
'I don't get hit on': Stunning Dancing On Ice's Jorgie Porter insists she's not a sex symbol

'I don't get hit on': Stunning Dancing On Ice's Jorgie Porter insists she's not a sex symbol

But Jorgie has now opened up about her image struggles growing up. She tells this week's new! magazine about her insecurities: 'My belly is one. People try to tell me that it"s fine but I always think it isn"t. 'I had a barrel belly growing...

 
Prince Charles to lead Charles Dickens celebrations

Prince Charles to lead Charles Dickens celebrations

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will lead global celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens's birth later. Prince Charles will lay a wreath at the author's grave in Poets' Corner as part of a service at Westminster...

BBC, 02:12 in Art & Culture
 
Reading: Competition to encourage love of books

Reading: Competition to encourage love of books

The government wants to launch a national reading competition in England to encourage a love of books and boost children's literacy. The contest, for seven- to 12-year-olds, is likely to focus on who can read the most books. Schools Minister Nick...

BBC, 02:12 in Art & Culture
 

RESEARCH ALERT-OCBC upgrades Noble to hold, ups target price

Noble Group named a former Goldman Sachs top Asian banker as its chief executive officer late on Monday as it seeks to ease worries over a spate of senior level departures. STATEMENT: Alireza has been one of the forerunners for the post and the...

 
Glencore, Xstrata hammer out premium as deal nears

Glencore, Xstrata hammer out premium as deal nears

Sources involved in the talks have told Reuters the sweetener is likely to be "high single digit to low double digit". One source familiar with the companies said a ratio of 2.7 to 2.8 Glencore shares per Xstrata share was currently on the...

Reuters, 02:38 in Business
 
Macquarie shares fall 5% as bank issues profit warning

Macquarie shares fall 5% as bank issues profit warning

Macquarie Group, the largest investment bank in Australia, said it expects full year profits to drop 25%, as a weak market hurts its business. Its trading and investment banking business were the worst hit, the company said in a statement. Shares of...

BBC, 02:56 in Business
 


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