News archive from 19 December 2012

AU Optronics executive convicted in price fixing trial

AU Optronics executive convicted in price fixing trial

The company in September was found guilty of price-fixing and fined $500 million. Two executives were previously sentenced to three years in prison. Former AU Chief Executive L.J. Chen, who remains a top executive at the company, was acquitted at the...

 
KEVIN PIETERSEN IS FLYING HIGH

KEVIN PIETERSEN IS FLYING HIGH

Pietersen's traumatic summer - when it was revealed he sent texts to South African players criticising, in particular, former captain Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower - put his future in the balance. Kevin should be very proud of how he has...

 
I OWE RAFA BENITEZ A LOT BUT NOW I AIM TO BEAT HIM, SAYS LEEDS SKIPPER LEE PELTIER

I OWE RAFA BENITEZ A LOT BUT NOW I AIM TO BEAT HIM, SAYS LEEDS SKIPPER LEE PELTIER

Peltier started his career at Liverpool and Benitez handed him his debut in 2006. Now they will come face to face at Elland Road tonight with a place in the Capital One Cup semi-finals at stake. Although defender Peltier failed to make the grade at...

 
ALASTAIR COOK HAILS ENGLAND AFTER CLAIMING FIRST SERIES WIN IN INDIA SINCE 1985

ALASTAIR COOK HAILS ENGLAND AFTER CLAIMING FIRST SERIES WIN IN INDIA SINCE 1985

England drew the final Test here yesterday to secure a famous 2-1 series win, only their fourth triumph in one of cricket's toughest evironments. Rookie captain Cook, on his debut tour in charge, said: “I would put this on a par with the Ashes. As an...

 
PLAYING LEEDS WAS JUST BRUTAL

PLAYING LEEDS WAS JUST BRUTAL

If what happened over the tie went on today, I suppose only five or six players would have been left on the pitch. It was brutal, ruthless, two sides who wouldn't give in to the other. Leeds were the best team in the country, a better side than us in...

 

Many Christians are supportive of gay marriage, says vicar

From: Fr Nicholas Clews, Priest in Charge St James the Great Woodhall and St Margaret of Antioch Thornbury, Galloway Lane, Pudsey. I FIND myself listening with increasing frustration to the media coverage of the debate on gay relationships and gay...

 

Shale gas will be cheaper eventually

From: Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen, Reader Emeritus, Department of Geography, Hull University. I WRITE in response to the claim that shale gas is not an option for the UK because the “UK would exceed its allowed emissions” (Yorkshire Post, December...

 
LOSERS SUNK IN CASH-CUTS ROW IS MAIN EVENT

LOSERS SUNK IN CASH-CUTS ROW IS MAIN EVENT

Lord Coe's promise to inspire a generation with the home Olympics sounded hollow to those running basketball, table tennis, wrestling and handball yesterday when they heard their funding had been axed by UK Sport. Their results at London were not good...

 

Chair proves to be apt term

From: Michael Booth, The Birches, Bramhope, Leeds. I HEARTILY agree with your correspondent Bob Watson (Yorkshire Post, December 13) regarding his views on political correctness. It’s an absolute abomination and should be disused forthwith. Having...

 
WE'RE IN PREMIER LEAGUE AND YOU PULL THE PLUG

WE'RE IN PREMIER LEAGUE AND YOU PULL THE PLUG

Five years ago, we were in the equivalent of League Two of the Football League. Now we are in the Premier League. Surely that is an example of investing in a sport with medal potential - and relatively soon? Cutting our funding is a devastating...

 

Supermarket’s online service a boon for elderly

From: Dr Sheila Hopkinson. Gorman Close, Chesterfield. SO many readers seem to constantly find fault with the supermarkets and, although I do not give them unconditional praise, I would point out one area where their existence and services are much...

 
Nissan invests £250m in Sunderland

Nissan invests £250m in Sunderland

Nissan has said it is investing £250m in Sunderland to make a small luxury car, creating "hundreds of jobs" in the UK. "The Sunderland factory is very competitive," Nissan's chief performance officer Colin Dodge told BBC News. The...

BBC, 00:05 in Business
 
Time to rescue those useful old words from the dustbin

Time to rescue those useful old words from the dustbin

Mark Forsyth's ambitions are modest - he says his books about English words aim to make us spend more time in the loo. Sheena Hastings reports. MARK Forsyth has a way with words, as in championing words that have been forgotten or retired thanks to...

 
RAFA BENITEZ GETS OK TO SPLASH THE CASH

RAFA BENITEZ GETS OK TO SPLASH THE CASH

DANIEL STURRIDGE will complete his £12m move to Liverpool next month to spark a spectacular Chelsea spending spree. Owner Roman Abramovich is ready to sanction another assault on the transfer market, with the big-spending Blues eyeing up at least...

Daily Star, 00:11 in Sport
 
RIVALS STEP UP CHASE FOR THOMAS INCE

RIVALS STEP UP CHASE FOR THOMAS INCE

TOTTENHAM and Newcastle are trying to hijack Liverpool's move to re-sign Thomas Ince. The Merseysiders are confident of wrapping up a £4m deal to bring Blackpool star Ince back to Anfield in January. But Starsport has learned Spurs and Newcastle have...

Daily Star, 00:11 in Sport
 


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