News archive from 12 March 2011

Six Nations 2011: Richie Gray says Scotland relish England challenge

Six Nations 2011: Richie Gray says Scotland relish England challenge

It is a sobering fact for anybody whose affiliations on this Calcutta Cup weekend lie with the away side that almost half the Scottish side who will take to the Twickenham turf on Sunday were not even born – and most of the others were still in...

Guardian, 22:08 in Sport
 
St Helens 16-27 Harlequins | Super League match report

St Helens 16-27 Harlequins | Super League match report

For St Helens, this transitional season playing home games in Widnes is turning into a nightmare. A first home league defeat in 17 years by Warrington was bad enough but to be so comprehensively outplayed by Harlequins underlines the scale of the...

Guardian, 22:09 in Sport
 
Against American interventionism | Clancy Sigal

Against American interventionism | Clancy Sigal

I believe in adequate defence at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we'll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6% over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100%....

 

Bank's King renews call for G20 imbalances deal

In a speech to an economics conference in California, King reiterated the call he made last October for a "grand bargain" between surplus and deficit countries in the G20 group of major economies to reduce global imbalances. "The...

Reuters, 22:24 in Business
 
This shameful abuse of Bradley Manning | Daniel Ellsberg

This shameful abuse of Bradley Manning | Daniel Ellsberg

President Obama tells us that he's asked the Pentagon whether the conditions of confinement of Bradley Manning, the soldier charged with leaking state secrets, "are appropriate and are meeting our basic standards. They assure me that they...

 

Today's mystery bird for you to identify

Mystery Bird photographed at the Indian Ocean. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Peter Wächtershäuser, October 2007 [velociraptorize]. This AfroAsian mystery bird is truly strange as birds go. Can you name the species and tell me...

 

Japan nuke radiation below level to require plant evacuation

(Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori; Editing by Nathan Layne)

 
SXSW 2011: Programming and minimalism: Lessons from Orwell and The Clash – review

SXSW 2011: Programming and minimalism: Lessons from Orwell and The Clash – review

"Bad writing leads to bad thinking which, naturally, ends in totalitarianism," so claims Jon Dahl, founder of video encoding start-up Zencoder. Dahl's SXSW opener compared clean writing, primarily that of George Orwell, beautiful composition...

 
Manchester United's blip must not become slump, says Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United's blip must not become slump, says Sir Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson has said Manchester United cannot allow themselves to wallow in the fallout from their worst league run since 2004 and the aftermath of the "disgraceful" tackle from Jamie Carragher that has ruled Nani out of their FA Cup...

Guardian, 22:44 in Sport
 
Ryan Giggs: Manchester United v Arsenal will have impact on title race

Ryan Giggs: Manchester United v Arsenal will have impact on title race

Both clubs go into Saturday's game on the back of demoralising defeats - United's against Liverpool and the Gunners' in the Champions League at Barcelona. The two teams need to rediscover their best form as the climax of the Premier League season...

Metro, 22:50 in Sport
 
Kevin Davies seeks FA Cup glory at Bolton after Chesterfield near miss

Kevin Davies seeks FA Cup glory at Bolton after Chesterfield near miss

Bolton Wanderers are one step away from a Wembley semi-final and the town is getting excited. Not only because the feeling is growing that a first FA Cup final since 1958 would be a fitting way to mark the passing of Nat Lofthouse, but because...

Guardian, 23:07 in Sport
 

U.N. envoys mull escrow for Ivory Coast cocoa revenue

Amid fears of a new civil war in Ivory Coast, Gbagbo rejected an African Union proposal at a summit on Thursday offering him a safe exit in return for ceding power to rival Alassane Ouattara, winner of a disputed November election according to...

 
Karl Ness and Qhuram Awan found guilty of helping Raoul Moat

Karl Ness and Qhuram Awan found guilty of helping Raoul Moat

Karl Ness, 26, and Qhuram Awan, 23, both claimed they had been taken hostage by Moat and that they were unwilling accomplices in the gunman's rampage. However, a jury at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday found Ness guilty of the murder of Chris Brown,...

Metro, 23:17 in Hot News
 

Mystery bird: Asian crested ibis, Nipponia nippon

Asian crested ibis, Nipponia nippon, also known as the Japanese crested ibis or Toki, photographed in China. Image: Quan Min Li/National Geographic [velociraptorize]. Question: This rare species is unique among birds due to a character that you...

 
FERGUSON SLAMS CARRAGHER TACKLE

FERGUSON SLAMS CARRAGHER TACKLE

Sir Alex Ferguson has branded Jamie Carragher's tackle on Nani at Anfield last weekend as "disgraceful". Although the Manchester United manager was keen to avoid any controversy following a difficult week, he could not help himself...

Daily Star, 23:27 in Sport
 


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