News archive from 12 February 2011

US can celebrate Egyptian people's triumph | Michael Tomasky

US can celebrate Egyptian people's triumph | Michael Tomasky

• Obama's speech, on CNN My God, what a moving day this is. To think that just 18 days of largely peaceful protests can accomplish this. Remarkable. President Obama's remarks on Friday afternoon were appropriate and powerful: the people of Egypt have...

 
Six Nations 2011: Luke McLean happy to swap green and gold for blue

Six Nations 2011: Luke McLean happy to swap green and gold for blue

Twickenham has not been a happy destination for Australian visitors this season. For someone such as Luke McLean, who grew up in Brisbane and played alongside David Pocock and Will Genia in the 2006 junior Wallaby side that won the Under‑19 World Cup,...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
Sunderland's Steve Bruce accuses Fabio Capello of 'huge disrespect'

Sunderland's Steve Bruce accuses Fabio Capello of 'huge disrespect'

Steve Bruce has accused Fabio Capello of being "hugely disrespectful" after the England coach claimed that Darren Bent's international prospects have been enhanced by the striker's £24m move from Sunderland to Aston Villa. With Gérard...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
Neil Lennon says Freddie Ljungberg is now up to speed for Celtic

Neil Lennon says Freddie Ljungberg is now up to speed for Celtic

Neil Lennon insists Freddie Ljungberg is now fit and ready to aid Celtic's cause after a noticeably low-key start to the former Arsenal midfielder's time in Glasgow. Ljungberg, who arrived at Celtic on a short-term deal in January, has started one...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
Shares rally as Mubarak resigns

Shares rally as Mubarak resigns

Global markets have climbed and the price of oil fallen after Hosni Mubarak stepped down as Egypt's president. There had been concerns that almost three weeks of anti-government protests could have spread across the region and added to market...

BBC, 22:16 in Business
 

Prisoners' votes: A bill of rights won't free us | Francesca Klug

David Cameron told the Munich security conference last week that governments should "properly judge" whether Muslim organisations "believe in universal human rights" before "we" either fund or "engage" with...

Guardian, 22:19 in Politics
 
Pakistan's Zulqarnain Haider vows to 'name and shame' corrupt players

Pakistan's Zulqarnain Haider vows to 'name and shame' corrupt players

The former Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider said he will "name and shame" players he believes are still engaged in corruption in cricket. Haider fled the Pakistan team camp in November amid claims he had been issued with death threats...

Guardian, 22:21 in Sport
 
Telus profit surges on data and wireless revenue

Telus profit surges on data and wireless revenue

But stiff competition in the wireless sector, which provides about half the Vancouver-based company's revenue, meant Telus failed to sign up as many new customers as analysts expected. Its mobile phone customers spent more, however, suggesting most of...

 
United hand Chris Smalling chance to show he is Rio Ferdinand's heir | Daniel Taylor

United hand Chris Smalling chance to show he is Rio Ferdinand's heir | Daniel Taylor

From Sir Alex Ferguson, there was acclaim for Chris Smalling and the sense of a young man increasingly comfortable in his own skin, acclimatising to life as a Manchester United player and demonstrating the gifts that have elevated him from non-league...

Guardian, 22:38 in Sport
 
Sunderland game as key as Milan to Tottenham, says Harry Redknapp

Sunderland game as key as Milan to Tottenham, says Harry Redknapp

Tottenham face Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday with a place in the last eight of Europe's elite at stake but Harry Redknapp says his side's visit to the Stadium of Light is just as important as the trip to San Siro. Spurs face Sunderland on...

Guardian, 22:38 in Sport
 
Roberto Mancini: Manchester City will show we are not a negative side

Roberto Mancini: Manchester City will show we are not a negative side

It was the final question, when Sir Alex Ferguson was reminded of Manchester City's conservatism in the last derby, that the temptation to bare his teeth a little became too much. His press conference had been an exercise in self-restraint,...

Guardian, 22:39 in Sport
 
David Luiz can give Chelsea a new dimension, says Carlo Ancelotti

David Luiz can give Chelsea a new dimension, says Carlo Ancelotti

Chelsea's manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has declared that David Luiz, the centre-back whom he signed from Benfica for £21m on last month's transfer deadline day, will bring a vital new dimension to the way Chelsea play and prove himself to be one of the...

Guardian, 22:39 in Sport
 
Ocado shares hit by sale of John Lewis' last stake in online grocer

Ocado shares hit by sale of John Lewis' last stake in online grocer

Tim Steiner, Ocado chief executive, said he was 'not overly surprised' that the trustees chose this time to sell out. He claimed to be 'delighted' that Ocado had helped John Lewis to contribute more than £100m to its pension fund deficit. Ocado shares...

 
INVESTMENT EXTRA: Chinese risks may equal opportunity

INVESTMENT EXTRA: Chinese risks may equal opportunity

Just looking at the car industry the potential for growth in a country with a population of over 1.3billion people is mind-boggling. There are 700 cars per thousand people in the US, but just 10 cars per thousand in China. But concerns over an...

 
Robbie Keane's injury misery hits West Ham's relegation battle

Robbie Keane's injury misery hits West Ham's relegation battle

The Hammers agreed to pay the Spurs striker's sizeable wage packet in full in order to sign him on a six-month loan deal in January, in the hope he would provide the firepower to move them clear of the drop zone. Keane scored on his West Ham debut in...

Metro, 23:17 in Sport
 


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