News archive from 23 February 2012

British Gas-owning energy giant Centrica in U-turn over North Sea tax

Enlarge After months of threatening to boycott the North Sea over UK tax rates, Centrica last night performed a U-turn after it increased its stake in British waters. The British Gas-owning energy giant, which will today unveil rising profits,...

 

G20 hopes for progress on EU debt crisis - Carstens

G20 finance ministers and central bankers will meet in Mexico City on Saturday and Sunday, with all eyes on the euro zone and the bloc's response to its sovereign debt crisis. Agustin Carstens, Mexico's central bank governor, told Reuters the...

Reuters, 22:57 in Business
 

Exclusive: Palo Alto Networks, other tech firms tee up IPOs

Technology management software maker ServiceNow, human resources software provider Workday, machine data software company Splunk and flash memory maker Violin Memory are also in various stages of planning public offerings this year, sources familiar...

 
ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS TO BRING IN YOUNG GUNS

ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS TO BRING IN YOUNG GUNS

ANDRE VILLAS-Boas has decided he must kick out his dressing-room doubters if he is to stand any chance of succeeding as Chelsea manager and has already devised an Under-26 masterplan. Paris Saint-Germain will make a summer raid to end Frank...

 
TONY PULIS RISKS FANS’ FURY

TONY PULIS RISKS FANS’ FURY

TONY PULIS refused to accept he has taken a huge gamble on Stoke’s European future by taking only 15 players to Spain for tonight’s game against Valencia. Pulis has left nine senior players behind and will only have four substitutes, including...

 
CARLOS TEVEZ ‘CAN HELP US WIN LEAGUE’

CARLOS TEVEZ ‘CAN HELP US WIN LEAGUE’

ROBERTO MANCINI last night offered the olive branch to Carlos Tevez by saying: “You can help us win the Premier League.” But after City dispensed with Porto 4-0 and 6-1 on aggregate to reach the final 16 of the Europa League last night, Mancini...

 
DO IT YOUR WAY, STUART, AND YOU WON’T REGRET IT

DO IT YOUR WAY, STUART, AND YOU WON’T REGRET IT

IN the future the record books might refer to Stuart Pearce as having been a ‘caretaker coach’, but, this morning, he is the England manager. It is a wonderful opportunity for him and, even if his reign only lasts a few days and one match, Stuart...

 
BRANSILAV IVANOVIC HITS OUT AS ROWS ROCK CHELSEA

BRANSILAV IVANOVIC HITS OUT AS ROWS ROCK CHELSEA

BRANISLAV IVANOVIC has warned Chelsea’s warring stars to stop thinking about themselves and put the interests of the club first if they are to rescue their crumbling season. The Serbian defender is the first Chelsea player to admit publicly to...

 
MANCHESTER CITY 4 FC PORTO 0: QUICKFIRE SERGIO AGUERO LEADS CITY SURGE

MANCHESTER CITY 4 FC PORTO 0: QUICKFIRE SERGIO AGUERO LEADS CITY SURGE

ENGLAND'S stock in the Champions League may have fallen dramatically this season but the two Manchester clubs are doing their best to redress the balance and restore pride via the Europa League. There is a long way to go, of course. But City look...

 
TOM CLEVERLEY’S READY TO CAP COMEBACK

TOM CLEVERLEY’S READY TO CAP COMEBACK

TOM CLEVERLEY’S long-awaited return for Manchester United is set to be given the perfect boost today when Stuart Pearce names him in an experimental squad for England. Cleverley ended five months of frustration when he eased himself through the...

 
NEIL LENNON TELLS BHOYS NOT TO LET RUN END

NEIL LENNON TELLS BHOYS NOT TO LET RUN END

THRILLED Celtic boss Neil Lennon last night urged his runaway SPL leaders not to “spoil” their glory run by shutting off and thinking the hard work is over. A 2-0 win against Dunfermline – thanks to goals from Charlie Mulgrew and James Forrest – put...

 
THE KING AND I

THE KING AND I

DAVE KING was back at Ibrox yesterday to help the Rangers clean-up operation – a week after Craig Whyte tried to oust him from the club. South Africa-based King was removed from the board as a non-executive director by owner Whyte prior to Rangers...

 
LEWIS HAMILTON HAS FLYIN’ TEST

LEWIS HAMILTON HAS FLYIN’ TEST

LEWIS HAMILTON believes McLaren’s new car can be a serious title contender this season. “The whole team should feel proud,” he said after testing in Barcelona. “I think the baseline of our car is higher. It’s better overall at high speed.”

Daily Star, 00:10 in Sport
 
NATHAN CLEVERLY BELIEVES LIGHT DERECK CHISORA BAN WILL HIT HOME

NATHAN CLEVERLY BELIEVES LIGHT DERECK CHISORA BAN WILL HIT HOME

NATHAN CLEVERLY believes Dereck Chisora deserves a ban – but only a short one for his Munich brawl with fellow Brit David Haye. The WBO light- heavyweight champ said: “I think a shortish ban, like around six months, would be about right.”

Daily Star, 00:10 in Sport
 
PHILIP HOBBS’ FILLIP

PHILIP HOBBS’ FILLIP

TRAINER Philip Hobbs must have let out a heavy sigh of relief as he watched Allthekingshorses win at Doncaster yesterday. He along with Paul Nicholls and Tim Vaughan were top trainers who have been going through a lean spell. Nicholls has had one...

Daily Star, 00:10 in Sport
 


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