News archive from 27 December 2012

Toyota to settle acceleration cases for up to $1.4 billion

Toyota to settle acceleration cases for up to $1.4 billion

Hagens Berman, the law firm representing Toyota owners who brought the case in 2010, said in a press release the settlement was valued between $1.2 billion and $1.4 billion. In a plaintiff memo filed in court, the firm estimated that the total package...

Reuters, 00:00 in Business
 
Sudan's Bashir says ready to meet Kiir to try to get oil flowing

Sudan's Bashir says ready to meet Kiir to try to get oil flowing

However, neither country has yet withdrawn its army from either side of their shared border, a precondition to resume oil flows from the landlocked south through the north, a lifeline for both economies. South Sudan had initially planned to resume...

 
WE LOOK LIKE CHAMPS SAYS SIR ALEX FERGUSON

WE LOOK LIKE CHAMPS SAYS SIR ALEX FERGUSON

SIR ALEX FERGUSON reckons Manchester United have the look of champions after watching them win a seven-goal thriller at Old Trafford. United came from behind three times to beat Newcastle 4-3 and storm into a seven point lead at the top of the Premier...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
'WE'RE FAR TOO SOFT' MOANS ROBERTO MANCINI

'WE'RE FAR TOO SOFT' MOANS ROBERTO MANCINI

ROBERTO MANCINI last night accused his Manchester City players of being softies as old boy Adam Johnson's second-half winner for Sunderland condemned the Premier League champions to their first away defeat this season. And, in a bizarre rant, the City...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
HARRY REDKNAPP IN REF RAP

HARRY REDKNAPP IN REF RAP

HARRY REDKNAPP let rip at referee Chris Foy and his assistants after QPR's controversial 2-1 defeat to West Brom. Redknapp was fuming after Green in the build-up and Rangers were denied a late penalty when Liam Ridgewell handled. Redknapp said: “They...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
MANCHESTER UNITED 4 - NEWCASTLE 3: BACK FROM THE RED

MANCHESTER UNITED 4 - NEWCASTLE 3: BACK FROM THE RED

JAVIER HERNANDEZ won this Christmas cracker with a late strike as Sir Alex Ferguson's comeback kings strengthened their grip on the title race. United came from behind THREE times before Hernandez delivered the fatal blow to kill-off brave Newcastle...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
NOTTINGHAM FOREST 4 - LEEDS 2: ROY KEANE TIPPED TO LIFT FOREST

NOTTINGHAM FOREST 4 - LEEDS 2: ROY KEANE TIPPED TO LIFT FOREST

ROY KEANE is the early front-runner to become Forest's next boss after Sean O'Driscoll's shock sacking last night. O'Driscoll was controversially axed just hours after a superb win over Leeds, which saw Forest end the day one point from the...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
STOKE 3 - LIVERPOOL 1: BRIT OF A DISASTER FOR BRENDAN RODGERS

STOKE 3 - LIVERPOOL 1: BRIT OF A DISASTER FOR BRENDAN RODGERS

STOKE maintained their stranglehold on Liverpool at the Britannia Stadium last night by once again leaving the Merseysiders empty-handed. Liverpool have never won there in five Premier League visits, losing twice and drawing on three occasions against...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
Contractor eyes emergency repairs

Contractor eyes emergency repairs

A CONTRACTORS firm is predicting a surge in sales after spotting a niche in the market for a fixed-price emergency repair contract for Scottish businesses. Edinburgh-based First Call Business Assist has set a target of signing up at least 4,000...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
LONG RUN CROWNED KING

LONG RUN CROWNED KING

LONG RUN put up the gutsiest performance of his career to beat Captain Chris in yesterday's King George VI Chase at Kempton. We have been used to seeing wide-margin wins in the Grade One chase -- yesterday was anything but. Long Run and Sam...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
Investors get excited over oil stocks as North-east firm snatches the limelight

Investors get excited over oil stocks as North-east firm snatches the limelight

XCITE Energy, the Aberdeen-based oil company, has cemented itself as one of the most-popular stocks among private traders after vying for the top spot in a list of the most bought and sold shares during 2012. The Aim-quoted firm, which was set up to...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
DARLAN PLEASES

DARLAN PLEASES

DARLAN is the new favourite for the Stan James Champion Hurdle after he readily beat several other leading players at Kempton. There was all to play for with two flights to jump but Darlan quickened impressively for Tony McCoy and drew right away from...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
UK close to green energy targets

UK close to green energy targets

BRITAIN is on track to hit "ambitious" European targets to source 15 per cent of all energy from renewable sources by 2020, according to a "renewable energy roadmap" published today by Energy Secretary Ed Davey. The amount of...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
JUSTIN SENT OFF IN A POORE DEBUT

JUSTIN SENT OFF IN A POORE DEBUT

WAKEFIELD coach Richard Agar defended new signing Justin Poore after he was sent off 20 minutes into his debut. The 27-year-old former Parramatta forward was given his marching orders by referee Jamie Leahy after clashing with Leeds prop Ryan Bailey...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
Renewables starting to catch oil and gas as Scots M&A deals hot up

Renewables starting to catch oil and gas as Scots M&A deals hot up

SCOTLAND'S powerhouse oil and gas sector will continue to drive mergers and acquisitions (M&A) throughout 2013, according to senior dealmakers, but the renewables sector is expected to begin catching up. Three-quarters of “dealmakers” – such as...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 


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