News archive from 11 April 2011

Bloodied but unbowed after budget battle, Obama gets set to release plan to reduce America's $1.4trillion deficit

Bloodied but unbowed after budget battle, Obama gets set to release plan to reduce America's $1.4trillion...

Much harder battles lie ahead over the budget for the 2012 fiscal year that begins in October, and over the need to raise the current $14.3 trillion limit on U.S. government borrowing authority in the next few months. 'We're going to have tough...

 

American Stan Kroenke to take full control of Arsenal

Abou Diaby, far left, celebrates scoring Arsenal's opening goal against Blackpool with team-mates. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian Arsenal will make a statement to the stock exchange on Monday announcing that Stan Kroenke has control of 62% of...

Guardian, 22:06 in Sport
 

Joe Hart defends Mario Balotelli and Manchester City's fighting spirit

Joe Hart, City's goalkeeper, said he is hoping Mario Balotelli will repay the team with some 'big performances'. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/PA Images As a rule, successful teams do not throw punches at each other. But as Manchester City near...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 

Cesc Fábregas picks off the passes to leave Blackpool chasing shadows | David Pleat

With little pressure on the ball, Cesc Fábregas was able to exploit Blackpool's high line, his fine passes finding Robin van Persie's superbly timed runs into space. Photograph: Graphic Blackpool's manager, Ian Holloway, might want to consider a...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 

Arsenal face fixture pile-up as inaugural Women's Super League begins

Drew Spence of Chelsea and Rachel Yankey of Arsenal in action during the Women's FA Cup semi-final last year. Photograph: Ian Walton/The FA via Getty Images Arsenal will kick off their Women's Super League (WSL) campaign at Chelsea on Wednesday...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 

Is Tevatron's particle a new force of nature? | Jim Al-Khalili

It would seem that the biggest and most famous scientific experiment in the world, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, is not the only game in town when it comes to particle physics. The Tevatron accelerator at Fermilab near Chicago is having...

 

Now That's What I Call Music goes digital

Jessie J is likely to be a download hit on Now That's What I Call Music's new service. Photograph: Richard Young/Rex Features Back in the dry-ice-swept and pre-digital days of the 1980s, their endless series of twin-packed cassettes supplied the...

 

UAE police hold third activist - colleague

Nasser bin Ghaith, an outspoken financial analyst and economics lecturer at the Abu Dhabi branch of France's Sorbonne university, was also arrested, the colleague later told Reuters. On Friday, police detained Ahmed Mansoor, another UAE national who...

 

Mystery bird: green heron, Butorides virescens

Green heron, Butorides virescens, photographed in southern California, USA. Image: Avian Resources/Steve Duncan [velociraptorize]. Question: This lovely North American mystery bird is one of the smallest members of its family. Can you name this...

 

Nitrogen footprint warning from European agency

A report from the European Nitrogen Assessment suggests that 60% of the costs of nitrogen damage stem from fossil fuels burned for energy generation and transport. Photograph: Peter Andrews/Reuters Nitrogen pollution is costing every person in Europe...

 

Kenny Dalglish says Roberto Mancini weighed down by burdens of wealth

The LIverpool manager, Kenny Dalglish, said Roberto Mancini would be judged on his results at Manchester City. Photograph: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images Kenny Dalglish believes Manchester City's vast wealth has guaranteed added pressure...

Guardian, 22:39 in Sport
 

Garrison Keillor v August Kleinzahler | Sam Leith

Angry bards . . . Garrison Keillor and August Kleinzahler. Photograph: Eamonn Mccabe/Beowulf Sheehan Garrison Keillor – anecdotalist, radio host and laureate of small-town wholesomeness – is publishing a book of poetry, 77 Love Sonnets. Interviewed...

 
Politicians say hacking scandal no bar to BSkyB deal

Politicians say hacking scandal no bar to BSkyB deal

It was an about-turn from the media group's previous denial that it knew journalists were accessing voicemail messages of the royal family, politicians, celebrities and sports stars. News International is part of Murdoch's global media empire News...

Reuters, 23:07 in Business
 

U.N., French attack Gbagbo heavy weapons in Ivory Coast

"U.N. and French helicopters continue to fire at President Gbagbo's residence which has been partially destroyed," Ahoua Don Mello said by phone. "There is thick smoke coming from it, but we have no other details on the damage," he...

 
Hamilton 0 Rangers 1: Champions enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon

Hamilton 0 Rangers 1: Champions enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon

Accies genuinely looked the better side for much of the first half, with Nigel Hasselbaink"s energy and the guile of Ali Crawford proving a constant threat. If only they could find the finish to go with the creativity; the sight of both David...

Daily Mail, 23:17 in Sport
 


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