News archive from 8 March 2011

Two more UK universities linked to Libya regime

Two more UK universities linked to Libya regime

Potentially embarrassing details of links between the Gaddafi regime and British universities have emerged, including revelations that one of the Libyan dictator's sons was tutored in the UK. Mutassim Gaddafi, who has been described as a "war...

 
Who reaps the rewards of productivity? | Dean Baker

Who reaps the rewards of productivity? | Dean Baker

Washington politicians, like politicians everywhere in the west, have been running around with shrill cries about how we are adding trillions of dollars to the national debt and that this burden will impoverish our children and grandchildren. It is...

Guardian, 22:05 in Business
 

Stocks fall as Libya drives oil, gold higher

Oil jumped to a 2-1/2-year peak while gold hit a record high as fighting escalated around one of Libya's key ports. Both retreated later on talk that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was trying to negotiate his exit from the country. Also weighing on...

Reuters, 22:07 in Business
 
Blackpool 1-3 Chelsea | Premier League match report

Blackpool 1-3 Chelsea | Premier League match report

Chelsea won where Tottenham had lost to move three points ahead of their London rivals and strengthen their claim on a Champions League place, though Fernando Torres is still waiting for his first goal in five appearances for his new side. The...

Guardian, 22:08 in Sport
 
Sympathy for Jason Maguire should not outweigh horses' welfare concern

Sympathy for Jason Maguire should not outweigh horses' welfare concern

There were two images that endured after the appeal hearing in London last week that ruled a seven-day ban imposed on Jason Maguire for whip offences should be reduced to six, thereby freeing him to ride Peddlers Cross in the Champion Hurdle a week...

Guardian, 22:10 in Sport
 
Tower Hamlets protesters vent fury over tax at Barclays headquarters

Tower Hamlets protesters vent fury over tax at Barclays headquarters

The dozen or so protesters from Tower Hamlets had chosen an apposite day for their demonstration at Barclays' Canary Wharf headquarters. Hours earlier, the bank had announced that its chief executive, Bob Diamond, had been awarded a £6.5m bonus, while...

 
MEPs vote for naked short-selling restrictions

MEPs vote for "naked" short-selling restrictions

MEPs have voted in favour of restricting the practice of "naked" short selling. Short-sellers usually borrow shares or bonds, sell them, then buy them back when the stock falls - pocketing the difference. "Naked" short-selling is...

BBC, 22:19 in Business
 
Mattel shuts flagship Shanghai Barbie concept store

Mattel shuts flagship Shanghai Barbie concept store

US toy manufacturer Mattel has shut its flagship Barbie concept store in Shanghai after just two years. Mattel launched the store in March 2009 - Barbie's 50th birthday - in an attempt to expand the market for it's famous doll into China. The store...

BBC, 22:19 in Business
 
BBC UNHAPPY OVER UNITED SNUB

BBC UNHAPPY OVER UNITED SNUB

The BBC have confirmed they will express their disappointment to the Premier League over Manchester United's media blackout following yesterday's defeat to Liverpool, but will not make an official complaint over the matter. United boss Sir Alex...

Daily Star, 22:33 in Sport
 
LAMPARD BRACE SINKS SEASIDERS

LAMPARD BRACE SINKS SEASIDERS

Frank Lampard scored twice after John Terry's opener to give Chelsea a 3-1 win at Blackpool and raise hopes of a belated push to defend their Barclays Premier League title. The Stamford Bridge side's £50million striker Fernando Torres may have drawn...

Daily Star, 22:33 in Sport
 
BAYERN BREAK SILENCE OVER VAN GAAL

BAYERN BREAK SILENCE OVER VAN GAAL

Bayern Munich ended 48 hours of fevered speculation on Monday by announcing coach Louis van Gaal would leave the club at the end of the season. The Dutchman's position has been under scrutiny following the weekend loss at Hannover, which followed...

Daily Star, 22:33 in Sport
 
Arsène Wenger says Arsenal cannot park the bus against Barcelona

Arsène Wenger says Arsenal cannot park the bus against Barcelona

Arsenal are set to go on the attack at Camp Nou after Arsène Wenger warned that their 2-1 lead over Barcelona is undefendable. As if to reinforce the point Wenger included one of his goalscorers from the first leg, Robin van Persie, in his squad...

Guardian, 22:38 in Sport
 

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DAILIES QUOTES SO PLEASE EMBARGO TIL 10.30PM. THANKS. Jamie Jackson Arsenal are set to go on the attack at camp Nou after Arsene Wenger warned that their 2-1 lead over Barcelona is undefendable. Goals from Robin van Persie and Andrey Arshavin...

Guardian, 22:38 in Sport
 
Frank Lampard nets twice as Chelsea battle to victory over Blackpool

Frank Lampard nets twice as Chelsea battle to victory over Blackpool

The England midfielder, whose penalty winner saw off leaders Manchester United last week, netted twice in four minutes at Bloomfield Road to close the gap on Sir Alex Ferguson’s men to nine points. But the scoreline did not reflect the battle the...

Metro, 22:38 in Sport
 
Sheen fired from sitcom

Sheen fired from sitcom

Charlie Sheen has been fired from hit sitcom Two And A Half Men. The embattled star has been at war with show producers since falling out with writer/creator Chuck Lorre publicly in January. Last week he launched a media blitz using radio, TV and...

 


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