News archive from 24 August 2012

BOLT WINS BUT BLAKE STEALS SHOW

BOLT WINS BUT BLAKE STEALS SHOW

The young pretender became the joint second-fastest man in history as he won the 100 metres in 9.69 seconds shortly before Bolt clocked 19.58secs over 200m. Only Bolt, a self-proclaimed 'living legend' after retaining his Olympic titles in London, has...

 
WEBSTER MISHAP HANDS LIVERPOOL ADVANTAGE

WEBSTER MISHAP HANDS LIVERPOOL ADVANTAGE

The Edinburgh side impressed for much of the tie before suffering a late blow against their Barclays Premier League visitors, who made the trip across the border without a number of star players. The result was far more credible than Hearts' 5-0...

 
BLAKE STORMS TO VICTORY IN LAUSANNE

BLAKE STORMS TO VICTORY IN LAUSANNE

The Olympic silver medallist ran the third fastest time in history to comprehensively beat a strong field. The Jamaican was out of the blocks quickly and, running into a very slight headwind, pulled away to set a new meeting record. Only his training...

 

Autodesk quarterly results miss Street; sees weak third-quarter

Second-quarter net income fell to $64.6 million, or 28 cents per share, from $71.2 million, or 31 cents a year earlier. Excluding items, the company, which makes computer aided design software used by architects and engineers, earned 48 cents per...

 

Canada extends search for doomed 1845-46 Arctic expedition

Sir John Franklin and his 128-member crew all died and the ships vanished. Tales handed down through the aboriginal Inuit people describe cannibalism among the crew. "It is a historic and iconic moment in our country's history. That's why people...

 
Hearts 0 - 1 Liverpool: Late own goal hands Reds advantage

Hearts 0 - 1 Liverpool: Late own goal hands Reds advantage

A LATE Andy Webster own goal denied Hearts a memorable draw with Liverpool at Tynecastle tonight. John McGlynn’s men more than held their own, albeit against a weakened Liverpool side, and did more than enough to deserve to have taken the tie to...

 
Motherwell 0 - 2 Levante: Familiar errors punished as ‘Well have it all to do in Spain

Motherwell 0 - 2 Levante: Familiar errors punished as ‘Well have it all to do in Spain

SHAUN Hutchinson was sent off as Motherwell suffered an all too familiar defeat in the Europa League play-off first leg against Levante. Just like their Champions League clash against Panathinaikos at Fir Park, Motherwell conceded a soft first-half...

 

Iran opposition leader Mousavi hospitalised, aide says

The government denied any vote wrong-doing and said Iran's foreign enemies had plotted to overthrow the country's leaders by stirring up the protests, the biggest opposition demonstrations since the 1979 revolution. "Mousavi was taken to the...

 

Salesforce third-quarter forecast disappoints, shares drop

Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry said that the software maker's margins are being squeezed by pricing pressure as it faces more intense competition from Oracle Corp and SAP with big corporations, and Citrix Systems Inc with smaller...

 

FCC approves Verizon Wireless' cable spectrum deal

As part of the approval, the FCC put in place measures to accelerate deployment of Verizon Wireless' newly acquired airwaves from Comcast Corp, Time Warner Cable Inc and others. The agency concluded its review after the Department of Justice cleared...

 

U.S. trade gap with China cost 2.7 million jobs - study

The institute estimated that nearly 77 percent, or more than 2.1 million, of the lost jobs were in manufacturing. The think tank receives about 30 percent of its funding from union groups, which have pressed both the administration and Congress for...

Reuters, 22:24 in Business
 

Blake sends message to Bolt with third-fastest 100m time in history in Lausanne

Yohan Blake ran his quickest 100 metres in Lausanne to go level with American Tyson Gay as the second fastest man of all time.Blake's time of 9.69sec in the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne matched Gay's time from 2009 and is bettered only by his...

Daily Mail, 22:33 in Sport
 
Prince Harry's minders ‘stood by as girls snapped partying royal'

Prince Harry's minders ‘stood by as girls snapped partying royal'

One of the security officers was said to have ‘lackadaisically' tried to stop women using camera phones to capture images of the royal while he still had his clothes on. It was reported he told the women: ‘Awww, come on... no photos.' Gossip website...

Metro, 22:34 in Hot News
 
Bank holiday predicted to be washout as Brits head abroad for sun

Bank holiday predicted to be washout as Brits head abroad for sun

While those jetting off will be soaking up the sun in places such as Spain, Turkey and Greece, it is likely to be a weekend of standing huddled under umbrellas here. Forecasters have warned of heavy rain across south-west England, Wales and Northern...

Metro, 22:34 in Hot News
 
Pool-playing benefits cheat seen scaling Sydney Harbour Bridge

Pool-playing benefits cheat seen scaling Sydney Harbour Bridge

Dean Woods was even given four months leave on full pay, as trusting bosses tried to source specialist office equipment, worth £40,000 to help him continue his job. But the 44-year-old was jailed for two months yesterday after investigators raided his...

Metro, 22:34 in Hot News
 


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