News archive from 14 March 2011

Champion Hurdle favourite Binocular's exit puts punters out of pocket

Champion Hurdle favourite Binocular's exit puts punters out of pocket

Many punters will head into this week's Cheltenham Festival nursing significant losses after Binocular, the favourite to win Tuesday's Champion Hurdle for the second year running, was unexpectedly withdrawn from the race on Sunday morning. Nicky...

Guardian, 22:06 in Sport
 
England v Scotland: Three things we learned at Twickenham | Paul Rees

England v Scotland: Three things we learned at Twickenham | Paul Rees

England can always rely on Jonny Wilkinson when they don't play well Scotland had conceded a try within the opening seven minutes of their previous three matches thanks, in part, to some limp defending, but they only missed six tackles all afternoon...

Guardian, 22:06 in Sport
 
Andy Murray has 'got to use Donald Young defeat as motivation'

Andy Murray has 'got to use Donald Young defeat as motivation'

The next fortnight is likely to contain plenty of soul-searching for Andy Murray after the Scot's hopes of redemption came to an abrupt end here. Murray was the first to admit that his 7-6, 6-3 defeat by the American Donald Young, the world No143, in...

Guardian, 22:07 in Sport
 
Being Human: series three, episode eight

Being Human: series three, episode eight

SPOILER ALERT: This weekly blog is for those who are watching Being Human on BBC3. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode eight Dan Martin's episode seven blog The One Where Mitchell gets staked, and so everything else really fades into...

Guardian, 22:09 in Showbiz
 
Hacker group plans BofA e-mail release Monday

Hacker group plans BofA e-mail release Monday

A Bank of America spokesman was not immediately available for comment. (Reporting by Joe Rauch; editing by Gunna Dickson)

 
Toshiba partner says chip production resumes

Toshiba partner says chip production resumes

Shares of memory maker Micron rose 1.41 percent and SanDisk, which partners with Toshiba to manufacture NAND flash memory, was flat as investors speculated chips prices could rise if global supplies are interrupted. Toshiba's main NAND facility in...

 
Fury as Kraft boss Irene Rosenfeld ignores MPs' requests to appear again

Fury as Kraft boss Irene Rosenfeld ignores MPs' requests to appear again

It is the second time she has refused to attend the Business Select Committee, which is investigating whether Kraft misled workers, unions, and politicians during its bid to acquire the sweet-maker. Instead she is fielding the same three...

 
After the tsunami comes the grief

After the tsunami comes the grief

Harumi Watanabe rushed home to her elderly parents as soon as the earthquake struck. "I closed my shop and drove as quickly as I could," she said. But there wasn't enough time to save them. "They were old and too weak to walk so I...

 
Six Nations 2011: Andy Robinson praises Scotland's 'huge effort'

Six Nations 2011: Andy Robinson praises Scotland's 'huge effort'

Scotland will do battle with Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday with the loser left with the ignominy of finishing bottom, a position one of the countries has occupied for the past eight years, but there was nothing wooden about their game on Sunday in...

Guardian, 22:29 in Sport
 
SXSW 2011: 4Chan founder Christopher Poole on anonymity and creativity

SXSW 2011: 4Chan founder Christopher Poole on anonymity and creativity

4Chan, the influential internet subculture which spawned Anonymous, Rickrolling and Rage Guy, is "misunderstood" as "the dark heart of the internet", its founder Christopher Poole said today. Outlining his case for online anonymity...

 

Putin's party set for success in Russian polls

Opponents said the voting for 12 regional legislatures and dozens of municipal contests were riddled with irregularities and accused United Russia of waging a dirty campaign to win votes. The party denied the allegations. The voting offered a chance...

 

Mystery bird: crab plover, Dromas ardeola

Crab plover, Dromas ardeola, photographed at the Indian Ocean. Image: Peter Wächtershäuser, October 2007 [velociraptorize]. Question: This AfroAsian mystery bird is truly strange as birds go. Can you name the species and tell me about one of its...

 
Gary Lineker: 'After football, you have to make yourself interesting'

Gary Lineker: 'After football, you have to make yourself interesting'

In many respects an interview is not unlike an internet date. You read about the person you're going to meet, and form some advance impressions – but everything still rests on those first few minutes in each other's company, when you find out if...

Guardian, 22:38 in Showbiz
 
'I want to finish at the top playing well,' says Edwin van der Sar

'I want to finish at the top playing well,' says Edwin van der Sar

"No," Edwin van der Sar said firmly when the inevitable question was asked about whether there was any way he could be tempted to put off retirement by another year. There was a polite smile and, up close, you could see the crow's feet at...

Guardian, 22:43 in Sport
 
Germans piece together millions of lives spied on by Stasi

Germans piece together millions of lives spied on by Stasi

In cheerless offices overlooking an immigration detention centre in Bavaria, a group of extremely patient people have spent the past 16 years doing the world's most difficult jigsaw. They are Referat AR 4 Projektgruppe Manuelle Rekonstruktion, and...

 


News Widget for Webmasters



Bring Eugene's son back home immediately

Realtime News

 

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31