News archive from 11 December 2012

Royal Mail gears up for its busiest week

Royal Mail gears up for its busiest week

With more than a billion items to deliver across the country this Christmas, it is perhaps not surprising that the occasional bit of tension creeps in at Royal Mail delivery offices towards the end of the night shift. Despite the time of day, any such...

BBC, 00:02 in Business
 

Exclusive: SPX in exclusive talks to buy Gardner Denver - sources

With a market value of about $3.5 billion, SPX is of similar size to Gardner Denver, which has a market capitalization of $3.35 billion. Gardner Denver, SPX, KKR, TPG and Advent declined to comment, while Onex did not immediately respond to a request...

Reuters, 00:02 in Business
 
DOMINIQUE STRAUSS-KAHN SEALS DEAL WITH HOTEL MAID

DOMINIQUE STRAUSS-KAHN SEALS DEAL WITH HOTEL MAID

The former head of the International Monetary Fund, 63, reached a confidential deal last night with Nafissatou Diallo, 33. The move ends a scandal that forced Strauss-Kahn to resign and wrecked his hopes of running for president of France. Ms Diallo...

 
NETANYAHU SLAMS DOUBLE STANDARDS

NETANYAHU SLAMS DOUBLE STANDARDS

Benjamin Netanyahu's tough words were likely to deepen the rift between Israel and some of its closest allies, particularly in Europe, that has emerged since the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly voted in favour of Palestinian independence last...

 
FA TO GET TOUGH WITH THE THUGS FOLLOWING MANCHESTER DERBY TROUBLE

FA TO GET TOUGH WITH THE THUGS FOLLOWING MANCHESTER DERBY TROUBLE

A police spokesman said they were continuing to work with Manchester City to identify the offender who threw a coin at Rio Ferdinand during Manchester United's 3-2 victory at the Etihad on Sunday. Bernstein has described the incidents as “deplorable”...

 
HUGO RODALLEGA IS HERO FOR FULHAM

HUGO RODALLEGA IS HERO FOR FULHAM

Steve Sidwell had ended Fulham's goal drought with his deflected opener – they had not scored since a 3-1 defeat by Sunderland on November 18 – but Hatem Ben Arfa's superb, long-range effort had given Newcastle hope. The Magpies' luck refuses to...

 
DRAW OFF THE CARDS

DRAW OFF THE CARDS

But, as England arrived yesterday expecting India to gamble all or nothing to save the Test series, batting coach Graham Gooch insisted Alastair Cook's men are more than happy with a turning wicket and are ready to go all out in order to seal an...

 
MANCHESTER CITY WILL BE BACK ROARS YAYA TOURE

MANCHESTER CITY WILL BE BACK ROARS YAYA TOURE

“This isn't over – we'll be back,” the towering midfielder warned title rivals United after the 3-2 loss at the Etihad. Sunday's events left City at a low ebb with players like Mario Balotelli and Samir Nasri targets for criticism, manager Roberto...

 
MATHEW TAIT IS NOW A VITAL COG, NOT A SPARE PART

MATHEW TAIT IS NOW A VITAL COG, NOT A SPARE PART

Six months ago, Tait had almost resigned himself to a new career as a pilot as a groin injury threatened to end his playing days at 26. But after ticking off Anglo-Welsh Cup and Premiership returns over the past month, Europe represented another...

 
ANOTHER YEAR AND SPORTS PERSONALITY AWARD IS ANDY MURRAY'S, SAYS GREG RUSEDSKI

ANOTHER YEAR AND SPORTS PERSONALITY AWARD IS ANDY MURRAY'S, SAYS GREG RUSEDSKI

Rusedski puts his 1997 Sports Personality Award, when he beat Tim Henman and Steve Redgrave having reached the US Open tennis final, right beside his on-court feats. Murray has made the 12-man shortlist for this Sunday's BBC ceremony for going one...

 
I'M SURE LONG RUN WON'T LEAVE US SHORT

I'M SURE LONG RUN WON'T LEAVE US SHORT

Long Run, his Gold Cup-winning seven-year-old, has an exemplary record at the track. He won the Group One Feltham Chase there on his first start in the UK and has subsequently won one King George by 12 lengths and gone down by a length to Kauto Star...

 
KEVIN SINFIELD WON IT ALL IN PAIN

KEVIN SINFIELD WON IT ALL IN PAIN

The Rhinos and England captain steered his club to their fifth Super League title in six years after a win over Warrington at Old Trafford in October. The year also saw Sinfield skipper England to victory in the autumn international series. Yet the...

 
BYE BYE BALOTELLI

BYE BYE BALOTELLI

MANCHESTER CITY will sell Mario Balotelli on the cheap next month after admitting he is damaged goods. Blues boss Roberto Mancini has finally run out of patience with the bad-boy striker and will attempt to flog him to the highest bidder in January....

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
TODAY'S RACING TIPS - 11/12/12

TODAY'S RACING TIPS - 11/12/12

He won the Racing Post's National Press Challenge in 2005, and has been a regular winner of that paper's monthly prize in the last 18 months. Here are his selections for today's racing in the UK: COMPUTERMAN Fontwell 12.40 WHIPCRACKAWAY 1.10 KAITUNA...

 
FA CHIEF WANTS YOBS BANNED FOR LIFE

FA CHIEF WANTS YOBS BANNED FOR LIFE

FA chairman David Bernstein has called for the hooligans who ruined Sunday's Manchester derby to be banned for life. Manchester United's thrilling 3-2 win over City was overshadowed when Rio Ferdinand was hit by coins thrown from the crowd, while a...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 


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