News archive from 15 February 2012

U.S. clarifies Iran sanctions bill enforcement

U.S. clarifies Iran sanctions bill enforcement

"We urge banks worldwide to quickly terminate their ties to the Central Bank of Iran, both to protect themselves from CBI's illicit financial activities and to isolate the CBI from the international financial system," he said. (Reporting by...

 

Apple CEO: cash discussions intensifying

Cook, in one of his rare appearances before investors, also talked about a "jaw-dropping" opportunity in smartphones. He also said the iPad tablet trajectory was "off the charts," adding that he foresaw tablets surpassing the...

 
Coventry 2 Leeds 1: Another late sickener for United after McSheffrey's penalty double

Coventry 2 Leeds 1: Another late sickener for United after McSheffrey's penalty double

The visitors were dealt a blow just after the hour-mark when midfielder Fabian Delph, on loan at his former club from Aston Villa, was withdrawn through injury and replaced by Michael Brown. Chances dried up midway through the second period, but...

Daily Mail, 22:27 in Sport
 
PAUL SCHOLES: MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

PAUL SCHOLES: MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

PAUL SCHOLES has dropped the first hint to Sir Alex Ferguson that he could extend his glittering Manchester United career by another season. Midfielder Scholes has stepped back into the spotlight seamlessly after coming out of retirement in...

 
Jobless stories: 'I wouldn't wish this life on anyone'

Jobless stories: 'I wouldn't wish this life on anyone'

Two men, 40 years apart - one in England, the other in Wales - but they share the same daunting experience of unemployment. Their downbeat mood is palpable: a smile is rare, and their softly spoken voices convey a lack of confidence and hope after...

BBC, 23:32 in Business
 
Mixed bag of 'with profits' investments

Mixed bag of 'with profits' investments

The perhaps misnamed "with-profits" bonus season is upon us. At this time of year, insurers update us as to how their funds are doing and what, if any, bonuses are being added to policies. So far Zurich, Standard Life, Aviva and Friends...

BBC, 23:32 in Business
 
Germany's patience pays dividends

Germany's patience pays dividends

They're an optimistic lot, the Germans. Rarely more so, in fact. Greece may be burning. Growth may be slowing. The talk elsewhere may be of a return to the 1930s. But the recognised German barometer of hope over fear shows far more Germans looking...

BBC, 23:32 in Business
 
EXPOSED: How banks are charging thousands of voluntary groups outrageous fees

EXPOSED: How banks are charging thousands of voluntary groups outrageous fees

Heating bills for the Society for Abandoned Animals cost more than £6,000 a year. The small Manchester-based charity houses 60 dogs, cats and rabbits in heated outbuildings. Until recently, the charity was incorrectly paying the wrong rate of VAT at...

 
ALEX BRUMMER: Senior members of Rothschild clan must regard behaviour of Nat Rothschild with bemusement

ALEX BRUMMER: Senior members of Rothschild clan must regard behaviour of Nat Rothschild with bemusement

Senior members of the Rothschild clan must regard the behaviour of Nat Rothschild with bemusement. Nat, son of Lord Rothschild, has shown an aptitude for making money quickly. His most recent method has been to use his family name and acumen to help...

 
Coventry 2 Leeds 1: Another late sickener for United after McSheffrey's penalty double

Coventry 2 Leeds 1: Another late sickener for United after McSheffrey's penalty double

McSheffrey scored from the spot but sloppy defending meant Coventry"s lead lasted for only 12 minutes. Aidan White was allowed to burst into the home side"s penalty box before a poor clearance left McCormack to drill in his 16th goal of the...

Daily Mail, 23:59 in Sport
 
LET’S GO FROM SIRO TO HERO

LET’S GO FROM SIRO TO HERO

HERE it comes then. Football. On the pitch. The big stuff, the Champions League as last played in the second week of December. Even then the game was mad enough. But now, two months on, it appears that it was a degree or two less crazed, enraged,...

 
ALAN CURBISHLEY FIRST IN LINE

ALAN CURBISHLEY FIRST IN LINE

ALAN CURBISHLEY is set for talks with Wolves today and is battling Steve Bruce to succeed Mick McCarthy. Wolves chairman Steve Morgan has cut short a skiing holiday to return to Molineux and begin interviews. Former West Ham boss Curbishley has...

 
'CHEATED' RANGERS FURIOUS AT CRAIG WHYTE

'CHEATED' RANGERS FURIOUS AT CRAIG WHYTE

RANGERS players accused owner Craig Whyte of leading them up the garden path hours before the club plunged into administration. At a showdown meeting with worried players in the Murray Park training complex, Whyte warned he could not guarantee any of...

 
NOW LET’S SHAKE ON CLOSING CULTURE GAP

NOW LET’S SHAKE ON CLOSING CULTURE GAP

WHAT IS it about the two highest- profile South American players in the English game? Why has ‘sorry’ been the hardest word for both Luis Suarez and Carlos Tevez? It took a firm response from Liverpool’s powers-that-be in the shell-like ears of...

 
COVENTRY 2 LEEDS 1: RED ALERT FOR NEIL

COVENTRY 2 LEEDS 1: RED ALERT FOR NEIL

NEIL REDFEARN’S claim for the Leeds job on a full-time basis suffered a major set-back last night as Gary McSheffrey’s double lifted Coventry off the bottom. Things did not start well for the Yorkshire side as Alex Nimely, on loan at Coventry from...

Daily Star, 00:06 in Sport
 


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