News archive from 2 March 2011, page 12

World's richest man turns to art with Mexico museum

Located in the heart of one of the capital's poshest residential areas, the Soumaya museum -- named after Slim's late wife -- will host some 60,000 pieces in six exhibit rooms, making it one of the biggest in Latin America. Slim, worth 32.9 billion...

 

Apple set to unveil new iPad, with or without Jobs

Plenty has changed over the course of the year. The iPad became a bona fide smash, essentially creating the tablet category and triggering a wave of me-too products that are just starting to hit the market. Now, as rivals Motorola and Research in...

 
JOAN COLLINS SUFFERS A VICTORIAN SWOON

JOAN COLLINS SUFFERS A VICTORIAN SWOON

WITH every star in Hollywood dressing to impress at the Oscars, Joan Collins wasn’t about to be outshone on the red carpet. After all, at 77, the TV and film legend knows more about showbiz glamour than most of her younger rivals can dream about....

 

Morrison set to unveil £1 billion share buy-back - report

The prospect of the buy-back comes as the company announced in a statement to the stock exchange on Tuesday that Ken Morrison, its founder, had cut his stake to just under 1 percent from just over 6 percent in a series of transactions between...

Reuters, 05:43 in Business
 
The rising cost of non-league football's ambition

The rising cost of non-league football's ambition

Top-class football is often accused of extravagance and financial recklessness, but research shows that more non-league clubs are suffering insolvency problems than their professional counterparts. Fans tell 5 live Investigates that this is a result...

BBC, 06:02 in Business
 
Apple set to unveil new iPad, with or without Jobs

Apple set to unveil new iPad, with or without Jobs

Plenty has changed over the course of the year. The iPad became a bona fide smash, essentially creating the tablet category and triggering a wave of me-too products that are just starting to hit the market. Now, as rivals Motorola and Research in...

 

New Zealand dollar drops on interest rate cut comments

The New Zealand dollar fell on speculation the central bank will cut interest rates to help the economy recover from a deadly earthquake. The Kiwi dollar fell 1% to NZ$0.73 against the US dollar. Prime Minister John Key was quoted by the Bloomberg...

BBC, 06:23 in Business
 
Civil servant hiring freeze extended in push for savings

Civil servant hiring freeze extended in push for savings

Ministers have ordered that a temporary freeze on Whitehall recruitment and consultancy remain for the foreseeable future, meaning that thousands more jobs will disappear through "natural wastage". The civil service recruitment freeze was...

Guardian, 06:30 in Politics
 
MPs critical of Britain's policy in Afghanistan

MPs critical of Britain's policy in Afghanistan

Counter-insurgency measures in Afghanistan are not working and could be counter-productive unless the US and its allies start peace talks with the Taliban, a parliamentary committee report will say today. The cross-party report, by the Tory-led...

Guardian, 06:30 in Politics
 
Average broadband speeds 'less than half those advertised', says Ofcom

Average broadband speeds 'less than half those advertised', says Ofcom

Millions of broadband customers are being sold super-fast connections that their internet providers are unable to deliver, according to new research. Data released by Ofcom, the communications watchdog, shows that the average broadband speed is still...

Guardian, 06:51 in Business
 
Leading questions: Clare Pelham, Leonard Cheshire Disability

Leading questions: Clare Pelham, Leonard Cheshire Disability

What's your background? I was appointed chief executive of Leonard Cheshire Disability last year. Before that, I was chief executive of the Judicial Appointments Commission and have held senior positions in the civil service. I've also worked in the...

Guardian, 06:55 in Health
 

Desperate refugees surge over Libya-Tunisia border

Aid workers threw bottles of water and loaves of bread over the wall to a sea of men surging forward towards the safety of Tunisian soil, in a futile attempt to calm them. Young Tunisians with branches torn from the trees kept them from clambering...

 
Surviving public services' new competitive streak

Surviving public services' new competitive streak

Where are public services going, after the prime minister's announcement last week that almost all are to be opened up to competition? In February, the government announced a second wave of new "right to provide" initiatives, in which public...

Guardian, 07:11 in Politics
 
India is rolling out identity cards | Priti Patnaik

India is rolling out identity cards | Priti Patnaik

India is rolling out unique identification numbers (UID) for its citizens, ostensibly to cut out the middleman and reach the real beneficiaries of government-sponsored programmes. The project is headed by Nandan Nilekani, a former co-chairman of...

 
Peter Ridsdale warns Plymouth Argyle to find £3m or go out of business

Peter Ridsdale warns Plymouth Argyle to find £3m or go out of business

Plymouth Argyle's directors have been warned that the club needs an injection of around £3m if it is not to be placed into administration on Friday. Peter Ridsdale, who is acting as an independent adviser to Argyle's board, has told the directors that...

Guardian, 07:16 in Sport
 


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