News archive from 11 April 2012

India challenges U.S. visa rules at WTO, eyes steel case

The complaint at the World Trade Organization against the 2010 U.S. visa fee increase, which India protested at the time, is at the level of "consultations" between the two parties, the last stage before entering a full-fledged legal...

 

Analysis - UK consumers may give surprise boost to weak recovery

With consumer morale only edging off record lows, the government's spending cuts still biting deep and rises in petrol prices eating into people's budgets, a revival in household spending would seem to be anything but a safe bet. But consumer goods...

Reuters, 22:02 in Business
 

Book a taster session at Burnley's football university

BURNLEY’S football university is giving prospective students a VIP taster session. University and College of Football Business, or UCFB, based in Turf Moor, has enlisted the help of former FA chief executive and the centre’s advisory board member...

 
The wisdom of women written out of history

The wisdom of women written out of history

The female of the species is more deadly than the male, cautioned Rudyard Kipling. Given Kipling's love of mythology and prehistoric studies, he should perhaps have added "and smarter". Because of all deities of wisdom across the globe and...

Guardian, 22:04 in Showbiz
 
Rick Santorum says farewell – and the real battle for the presidency begins

Rick Santorum says farewell – and the real battle for the presidency begins

And then there were two. After months of increasingly arcane Republican in-fighting, the US presidency race has finally shaken down. In the blue corner: America's first black president, bloodied after three and a half years of economic turmoil but as...

 
Study traces devastation of North American bats to Europe

Study traces devastation of North American bats to Europe

A mysterious disease that has devastated North America's bat population was traced on Tuesday to a killer fungus imported from Europe, probably by an unsuspecting tourist. Since it was first detected in New York state in 2006, the disease known as...

 

Riding high for 25 years

FOLLOWING on from the Great Selby Bike Ride's 25th anniversary last year, one of the charities that benefits from the event is celebrating its own quarter of a century this year. Martin House, a hospice for children and young people, is in its 25th...

 
Perri Shakes-Drayton in no rush to be London's Olympic golden girl

Perri Shakes-Drayton in no rush to be London's Olympic golden girl

Perri Shakes-Drayton is fast discovering that billboard sized images leads to billboard sized pressure. Being a poster girl for London 2012 is not easy. On the streets of Bow where the 23-year-old 400 metres hurdler was born and raised, a stone's...

Guardian, 22:09 in Sport
 
Alan Pardew has proved critics wrong as Newcastle aim even higher

Alan Pardew has proved critics wrong as Newcastle aim even higher

Alan Pardew has a new nickname. Plain old "Pards" no longer seems quite appropriate for a manager responsible for turning a team widely tipped as relegation fodder into Champions League contenders, so these days Newcastle United fans salute...

Guardian, 22:09 in Sport
 

Riding high for 25 years

FOLLOWING on from the Great Selby Bike Ride's 25th anniversary last year, one of the charities that benefits from the event is celebrating its own quarter of a century this year. Martin House, a hospice for children and young people, is in its 25th...

 
Mad Men: season five, episode four

Mad Men: season five, episode four

SPOILER ALERT: This blog is for those who are watching season five of Mad Men on Sky Atlantic. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode four Paul MacInnes's episode three blog Mystery Date A busy week, but let's start with Sally Draper and Grandma...

Guardian, 22:11 in Showbiz
 

Blackburn 2 Liverpool 3: Carroll's the head boy as 10-man Reds leave it late

Liverpool recorded only their third Barclays Premier League win of the year after Andy Carroll struck in stoppage time to secure a 3-2 win over Blackburn.Liverpool had raced into a 2-0 lead after Maxi Rodriguez scored a quick-fire brace. But the game...

Daily Mail, 22:11 in Sport
 

Book a taster session at Burnley's football university

BURNLEY’S football university is giving prospective students a VIP taster session. University and College of Football Business, or UCFB, based in Turf Moor, has enlisted the help of former FA chief executive and the centre’s advisory board member...

 

Book a taster session at Burnley's football university

BURNLEY’S football university is giving prospective students a VIP taster session. University and College of Football Business, or UCFB, based in Turf Moor, has enlisted the help of former FA chief executive and the centre’s advisory board member...

 
Newt Gingrich to Rick Santorum supporters: vote for me

Newt Gingrich to Rick Santorum supporters: vote for me

Newt Gingrich has cheekily called on Rick Santorum's supporters to throw their weight behind him to prevent Mitt Romney becoming the Republican presidential nominee. Gingrich repeatedly split the rightwing vote with Santorum, allowing Romney to win...

 


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