News archive from 24 April 2012

Di Matteo hails Chelsea quality

Di Matteo has been praised and condemned in almost equal measure for placing such an emphasis on defence in Wednesday's night's 1-0 first-leg win and he defended those tactics again. "You have to utilise the strengths of your players, and see...

 

Party boost for good causes

A GLAMOROUS party to launch a Sunderland entrepreneur's latest charitable venture has been hailed a hit. Amy Pink held a glitzy champagne party at the Quayside Exchange, in the East End, to officially launch her Calendar Girls project and latest...

 
Wal-Mart shares fall after Mexico 'cover-up' report

Wal-Mart shares fall after Mexico 'cover-up' report

Shares in Wal-Mart have fallen 5% following weekend reports of a cover-up at its Mexican subsidiaries. The New York Times said its executives had failed to root out alleged bribery by company officials in Mexico. Two US congressmen have started an...

BBC, 22:01 in Business
 
EU's Barnier voices concern on U.S. derivatives rules

EU's Barnier voices concern on U.S. derivatives rules

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission finalised rules last week that will determine which firms involved in trading swaps must register with regulators and back up trades with more capital and...

Reuters, 22:09 in Business
 
 Granny Nav to guide elderly drivers on the road

"Granny Nav" to guide elderly drivers on the road

Nicknamed "Granny Nav", the technology is being developed as part of a 12 million pound ($19.34 million) program by the UK's Research Council to help the elderly better navigate while driving. "For many older people, particularly those...

 

Blitz on East Lancashire benefit cheats

By David Watkinson , Deputy news editor A CRACKDOWN on benefit cheats has been launched in East Lancashire. Ribble Valley Borough Council has joined forces with the Department for Work and Pensions to prosecute two benefits cheats. One claimant...

 

Guardiola raps Barca critics

Pep Guardiola hit out against Barcelona's critics in a tense press conference ahead of Tuesday's do-or-die Champions League clash with Chelsea. The Catalans head into the semi-final second leg on the back of successive defeats, losing 1-0 to the Blues...

People, 22:11 in Sport
 

US STOCKS-Europe, Wal-Mart knock Wall St lower

* Indexes down: Dow 0.8 pct, S&P 500 0.8 pct, Nasdaq 1 pct (Updates with volume, Netflix down after the bell, Texas Instruments up) By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK, April 23 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell on Monday as political turmoil in Europe...

 

Blitz on East Lancashire benefit cheats

By David Watkinson , Deputy news editor A CRACKDOWN on benefit cheats has been launched in East Lancashire. Ribble Valley Borough Council has joined forces with the Department for Work and Pensions to prosecute two benefits cheats. One claimant...

 
BA owner IAG doubts it can sell BMI Baby and Regional

BA owner IAG doubts it can sell BMI Baby and Regional

The new owner of BMI doubts it will be able to sell its loss-making BMI Baby and Regional units, putting jobs in those units under threat. IAG, the company that owns British Airways and Iberia, always said it was not interested in owning the two...

BBC, 22:16 in Business
 
GUARDIOLA RAPS BARCA CRITICS

GUARDIOLA RAPS BARCA CRITICS

Pep Guardiola hit out against Barcelona's critics in a tense press conference ahead of Tuesday's do-or-die Champions League clash with Chelsea. The Catalans head into the semi-final second leg on the back of successive defeats, losing 1-0 to the Blues...

Daily Star, 22:21 in Sport
 

Guardiola raps Barca critics

Pep Guardiola hit out against Barcelona's critics in a tense press conference ahead of Tuesday's do-or-die Champions League clash with Chelsea. The Catalans head into the semi-final second leg on the back of successive defeats, losing 1-0 to the Blues...

Daily Post, 22:22 in Sport
 

Ofcom to probe BGT over dancer row

Ofcom is to investigate Britain's Got Talent after a string of complaints from viewers about a raunchy routine in which a burlesque dancer stripped on stage. Tattooed performer Beatrix von Bourbon was seen last month peeling off her suit until she was...

 

STMicro's revenue slides as wireless struggles

Analysts on average had expected first-quarter revenue of $2.02 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. ST Micro said current-quarter sales would rise 4.5 percent to 10.5 percent from the first quarter. It had a first-quarter net loss of $176...

 
HAMMERS SET UP FINAL-DAY DECIDER

HAMMERS SET UP FINAL-DAY DECIDER

West Ham took their npower Championship automatic promotion challenge to the final day of the season as they came from behind to beat Leicester 2-1 at the King Power Stadium. Anything but victory would have handed Southampton their return to the...

Daily Star, 22:36 in Sport
 


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