News archive from 31 January 2012

British Gas HQ Occupied In Fuel Price Protest

British Gas HQ Occupied In Fuel Price Protest

A group of protesters occupied the headquarters of British Gas in Surrey to protest households suffering "fuel poverty". The activists, from campaign group Fuel Poverty Action, said that six of them had "just walked in" to the...

 

Iranian arms smugglers using European ship firms - study

"By using respectable mainstream European shipping companies in countries such as Germany and France, they make them their unwitting accomplices," said Hugh Griffiths, a researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute....

 
HP director Babbio to leave board

HP director Babbio to leave board

HP's board has found itself time and again on the firing line since its infamous wire-tapping incident in 2005, when a scandal involving eavesdropping on directors and journalists forced then-Chairwoman Patricia Dunn to resign the following year....

 

Artprice eyes sales boost from online auctions

The company, whose shares have risen 470 percent in the last 12 months, sees revenue reaching tens of millions of euros, compared with 3.8 million ($5 million) in the first nine months of last year, Thierry Ehrmann said in an interview. "I think...

 
Obama joins Google Plus live chat

Obama joins Google Plus live chat

US president Barack Obama is answering questions through a popular social networking site and even agreeing to forward the CV of someone looking for work. Mr Obama was answering questions during a 45-minute live video chat on Google's social...

 

Libya minister to protect investment in Zamtel

Zambia dissolved the board of Zamtel and appointed a new acting CEO last Tuesday, a day after announcing plans to seize 75 percent of the firm from Libya's LAP Green Networks. The previous Zambian government had sold the 75 percent stake to LAP Green...

 
Alpha Bank throws EFG merger into doubt

Alpha Bank throws EFG merger into doubt

Alpha and EFG Eurobank agreed in August to create Greece's biggest bank, to better cope with the debt crisis which has caused deposit outflows and rising loan impairments. But the debt swap deal between Greece and its private sector creditors which is...

Reuters, 23:32 in Business
 
Pension change will save little, IFS says

Pension change will save little, IFS says

The government's latest public sector pension changes will make "little or no difference" to their long-term cost, an economic think-tank has said. The report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) refers to the most recent pension...

BBC, 23:41 in Business
 
Why Greece won't go away

Why Greece won't go away

Expect a lot of noise in the coming days about a "breakthrough agreement" to forgive a big chunk of the Greek government's enormous debts. But don't be distracted by it - Greece's real problems are as bad as ever. Greece's private sector...

BBC, 23:41 in Business
 
HOCKEY: SCHEDULE HAS DANNY KERRY HOT AND BOTHERED

HOCKEY: SCHEDULE HAS DANNY KERRY HOT AND BOTHERED

DANNY KERRY has hit out at Champions Trophy organisers for allowing teams to play in 40 degree heat. “I’m disgusted that we’re being asked to play in such high temperatures. It’s dangerous and wrong,” said Kerry after his Great Britain women’s team...

 
GREYHOUND TIPS AND RESULTS - 31/01/12

GREYHOUND TIPS AND RESULTS - 31/01/12

TUESDAY'S TIPS: NOTTINGHAM FANCIES 11.03 Headleys Ego (5-3-2) 11.19 Dreamchaser (5-6-3) 11.34 Barwise Piccolo (1-4-5) 11.48 Lewcas Lightning (5-1-2) 12.04 Is That Yourself (5-4-2) 12.18 Magna Jane (1-5-2) 12.32 Capla Mac (5-4-6) 12.47 Corleones Donna...

 
EVERTON BOSS DAVID MOYES PLAYS WAITING GAME FOR NIKICA JELAVIC

EVERTON BOSS DAVID MOYES PLAYS WAITING GAME FOR NIKICA JELAVIC

EVERTON boss Davie Moyes is ready to take it to the wire in his bid to land Rangers hitman Nikica Jelavic. Toffees boss Moyes is hopeful of landing Jelavic before tonight’s 11pm signing deadline and talks will continue with Rangers today in a bid to...

 
CELTIC STILL IN MARKET FOR ANOTHER STRIKER

CELTIC STILL IN MARKET FOR ANOTHER STRIKER

CELTIC boss Neil Lennon will today desperately try and pull off the capture of another attacker before the window slams shut. Lennon is pondering a THIRD bid for Dundee United’s Johnny Russell after having a straight cash offer and then a money plus...

 
JORGE 'PITBULL' CLAROS IS NOW HEADING FOR HIBERNIAN

JORGE 'PITBULL' CLAROS IS NOW HEADING FOR HIBERNIAN

HIBERNIAN boss Pat Fenlon last night confirmed he's trying to pull off a sensational deal for ex-Rangers trialist Jorge 'Pitbull' Claros. Hard on the heels of seeing Polish striker Pawel Brozek snatched by arch-rivals Celtic, Blues manager Ally...

 
GARY HOOPER SAYS PAWEL BROZEK CAN FIRE CELTIC TO TREBLE

GARY HOOPER SAYS PAWEL BROZEK CAN FIRE CELTIC TO TREBLE

GARY HOOPER reckons boss Neil Lennon's moves to bolster the frontline have given Celtic the firepower to set their sights on winning all three domestic trophies. The Hoops have brought in Polish ace Pawel Brozek on a loan deal from Turks Trabzonspor...

 


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