News archive from 31 July 2012

Man Utd to sell stock at $16 each in New York sale

Man Utd to sell stock at $16 each in New York sale

Manchester United has said it plans to raise as much as $330m (£210m) in a share listing in New York. In documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the football club said it will sell 16.7 million shares at between $16 and $20 each....

BBC, 22:00 in Business
 

Unsafe Burnley car park closed

A CAR park outside the Urgent Care Centre at Burnley General Hospital has been cordoned off after concrete became unsafe. Inspections revealed that the concrete had ‘spalled’, a process where water enters the material, causing the surface to flake...

 

Unsafe Burnley car park closed

A CAR park outside the Urgent Care Centre at Burnley General Hospital has been cordoned off after concrete became unsafe. Inspections revealed that the concrete had ‘spalled’, a process where water enters the material, causing the surface to flake...

 

RealD results miss estimates, shares slip

The company's net income attributable to common stockholders fell to $3 million, or 5 cents per share, in the first quarter, from $9.5 million, or 17 cents per share, a year earlier. The company said profit fell on a $5.9 million decline in product...

 
Russia to get stronger nuclear navy, Putin says

Russia to get stronger nuclear navy, Putin says

Warning that its navy would protect top energy producer Russia's interests in the oil-rich Arctic, Putin led the ceremony to begin building the submarine Prince Vladimir, named after the ruler who founded a precursor state to modern Russia. The vessel...

 

Religious freedom in Egypt "quite tenuous" - Clinton

Clinton made the comment as the State Department released a report that found a marked deterioration in religious freedom in China, where official interference with Tibetan Buddhist monasteries may have contributed to a dozen self-immolations. In its...

 

Unsafe Burnley car park closed

A CAR park outside the Urgent Care Centre at Burnley General Hospital has been cordoned off after concrete became unsafe. Inspections revealed that the concrete had ‘spalled’, a process where water enters the material, causing the surface to flake...

 
I held the torch up high, it was amazing says Aidan

I held the torch up high, it was amazing says Aidan

It was a moment the world had waited seven years for – and Shropshire’s Aidan Reynolds was at the heart of it. The 18-year-old put his torch to one of the petals forming the giant cauldron in the middle of the Olympic Stadium and stepped back to watch...

 
Sponsored by Taskforce seeks buyer to turn round Hall’s of Broxburn fortunes

Sponsored by Taskforce seeks buyer to turn round Hall’s of Broxburn fortunes

POTENTIAL buyers are being sought who could run the closure-threatened Hall's of Broxburn food plant "profitably and successfully" in an effort to save 1,700 jobs at the plant, finance secretary John Swinney has confirmed. • John Swinney...

Scotsman, 22:14 in Politics
 

India seen leaving rates on hold as inflation too high

Weaker-than-normal monsoon rains add to expectations that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will keep its repo rate on hold at 8.00 percent. High food prices resulting from poor rains may be beyond the reach of monetary policy, but they can add to...

Reuters, 22:16 in Business
 
Zak hits right notes with record attempt

Zak hits right notes with record attempt

A MALVERN musician has successfully drummed his way into the record books for a second time. Thirteen-year-old Zak Reynolds was one of 798 drummers who joined together for the ‘Stick it to MS’ challenge at Manchester’s Event City venue, aiming to...

 
STAR SAILING DUO SHINE FOR GB

STAR SAILING DUO SHINE FOR GB

With Ben Ainslie faltering and none of the other Brits pulling up trees, the reigning Star gold medallists shone as they moved joint top of the overall standings. Percy and Simpson picked up third and second-place finishes to put them at the top of...

 
Cameron urges overseas investors to back UK arts

Cameron urges overseas investors to back UK arts

David Cameron has urged overseas investors to back the UK's art, film, television, music and literature. The prime minister told an audience including the Duchess of Cambridge that "now is the time" to support the creative industries. He...

BBC, 22:53 in Art & Culture
 
Cemex to outsource jobs in biggest Mexican deal for IBM

Cemex to outsource jobs in biggest Mexican deal for IBM

Cemex, which was swamped by the collapse of the U.S. housing market after paying out some $16 billion to buy Australian peer Rinker, has been working its way out of a deep debt hole for the past three years. Cemex Chief Financial Officer Fernando...

Reuters, 22:59 in Business
 
SWANN VOWS NO REPEAT OF 'HUMILIATION'

SWANN VOWS NO REPEAT OF 'HUMILIATION'

England's lofty position will be on the line at Headingley, where they must at least avoid defeat to keep South Africa in the pack in the International Cricket Council rankings. "It's the old kick up the a***, isn't it?" he asked, as he...

 


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