News archive from 17 March 2013

'Ridiculous' Ding fires stunning 147 in classy victory over Allen

Mark Allen was in awe of Ding Junhui's 'ridiculous' performance as the Chinese ace fired a maximum break and two further centuries in a scintillating quarter-final win at the Dafabet Players Tour Championship Grand Finals.Northern Irishman Allen could...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 
Worldwide donors help artist save her Cromford studio

Worldwide donors help artist save her Cromford studio

A Cromford artist is celebrating after generous donors backed the plea for cash to save her art studio. Rachael Pinks faced having to close her community workspace at The Old Lock Up if she couldn’t raise £1,300 by the end of March.However, she has...

 

Cueto: Winning the LV= Cup and beating Harlequins would cap it for me

Winning Sunday's LV Cup Final and avoiding relegation would make this one of his best seasons, says Sale's Mark Cueto, 33, despite having spent much of the campaign at the bottom of the table fighting the drop. The former England winger - and current...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Bidding war breaks out over Murray and Robson, as agents look to capitalise on Brit tennis talent

Andy Murray and Laura Robson, Britain's two biggest tennis stars, are involved in a bidding war between agents battling to represent them. Robson, 19, is a target of XIX Entertainment, who want to promote her alongside Murray, her London Olympics...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Poker face Hamilton turns up a winning hand at Mercedes as McLaren lag

Lewis Hamilton is refusing to get carried away with the promise shown by his new Mercedes team, even if the woes down the pit lane at his former outfit, McLaren, appear to have vindicated his decision to make the switch. Fears that Hamilton had...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Geraghty: Bobs was Worth more when I sold him but it turned out fine

Barry Geraghty cursed on the day he sold Bobs Worth for a 'giveaway' £20,000 in 2009.Yet it now looks like the best deal of his life after one of the finest victories of his career on the horse in the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday.

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

I know he was worried so Stuart's 'six for' is fantastic

Stuart Broad's excellent performance in Wellington was fantastic to see, especially bearing in mind how concerned he has been about his fitness and how it might affect his long-term future. In January, I travelled with Stuart to the adidas factory in...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

I'm ready to take over from Pistorius, says proud Peacock

Jonnie Peacock says he would be keen to replace Oscar Pistorius as the face of Paralympics. And he received the support of International Paralympic Committee (IPC) chairman Sir Philip Craven, who pointed to Peacock as an athlete who could drive the...

Daily Mail, 00:03 in Sport
 

Cyprus parliament to vote on savings levy

The euro zone demand on Saturday that savers pay up to 10 percent of deposits as a condition for the 10 billion euro (8.6 billion pounds) bailout drew fury in the eastern Mediterranean island and caused some jitters elsewhere in the region. Cypriots...

Reuters, 00:05 in Business
 
Iraq war 10 years on: 'We don't stay out late because we're still afraid'

Iraq war 10 years on: 'We don't stay out late because we're still afraid'

Abdul Karim Hadi, who owns an electronics repair shop in Baghdad. Photograph: Peter Beaumont for the Observer I first met Abdul Karim Hadi seven years ago. During the time of the Saddam Hussein regime, he was one of a small group of citizens' band...

 
Iraq war 10 years on: 'One problem has been the withdrawal of the educated elite. So many have emigrated'

Iraq war 10 years on: 'One problem has been the withdrawal of the educated elite. So many have emigrated'

Husam Aldeen al-Ansari, Iraqi composer and musician. Photograph: Peter Beaumont for the Observer When I first came across Husam Aldeen al-Ansari seven years ago, he was first violinist and a composer with the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, which...

 
Iraq war 10 years on: 'There is phenomenal violence against women. I hear of rape cases in prison. Police officers are doing it'

Iraq war 10 years on: 'There is phenomenal violence against women. I hear of rape cases in prison. Police...

Hanaa Edwar, Iraqi women's rights activist. Photograph: Peter Beaumont for the Observer I first encountered the campaigner Hanaa Edwar in 2005 while researching the murder of women's rights campaigners in Iraq by the militias responsible for the worst...

 

Bank of England may hint at further QE

MINUTES from the latest meeting of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee will shed light on its likely reaction to any change to its remit which the Chancellor may announce in this week's Budget. The MPC held off from printing more money...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Student’s website to find interns for small firms

Student’s website to find interns for small firms

SCOTLAND'S smaller engineering companies can start tapping into the expertise of hundreds of students seeking placements thanks to a website launched by a 22-year-old from Strathclyde University. Ross Pert set up Enginterns.com to match interns to...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Iraq war 10 years on: 'My brother was tortured and held without charge'

Iraq war 10 years on: 'My brother was tortured and held without charge'

Asma Obeid, an Iraqi journalist now working for a government television station. Photograph: Peter Beaumont for the Observer Asma Obeid was working for the newspaper Zaman when I first met her in 2004. When I go to their new offices today I find she...

 


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