News archive from 6 January 2012, page 12

'Keep the margaritas and just work it out': LeAnn Rimes offers fan dieting advice as she shows off her own healthy figure in tiny two-piece

'Keep the margaritas and just work it out': LeAnn Rimes offers fan dieting advice as she shows off her own...

'It has to be some big deal and some issue,' the country star said. 'I'm glad there are people out there that are smarter than that and they don't buy into it.' In an interview with The Ellen DeGeneres Show last summer, Rimes denied she is struggling...

 
Financial crisis grips Bosnia heritage sites

Financial crisis grips Bosnia heritage sites

Reading rooms in Bosnia-Hercegovina's National Library have opened without heating as a funding crisis grips the divided country's heritage sites. The institution in the capital Sarajevo is unable to meet its utility bills or pay its staff, deputy...

BBC, 12:54 in Art & Culture
 
Katy Perry's minister parents tell packed congregation her divorce was a gift from God to help them fill churches

Katy Perry's minister parents tell packed congregation her divorce was a gift from God to help them fill...

The comments were revealed by biographer Chloe Govan, author of Katy Perry: A Life of Fireworks. A friend said: 'Russ was forever making lewd jokes at the dinner table and poking fun at her parents' beliefs. 'He managed to restrain himself in the...

 
Tymoshenko's husband seeks asylum in Czech Republic

Tymoshenko's husband seeks asylum in Czech Republic

Former Prime Minister Tymoshenko was sentenced in October to seven years in prison for abuse of office in what the United States and the European Union denounced as a politically-motivated trial. The prosecution of Tymoshenko and her former team has...

 
'Europe's biggest' free wi-fi zone set for London

'Europe's biggest' free wi-fi zone set for London

Mobile operator O2 is to provide free internet to "millions" of residents and visitors in central London by launching Europe's largest free wi-fi zone. The service will be rolled out across the boroughs of Westminster and Kensington and...

 

HTC net lags forecast amid tough competition

The erstwhile investor darling shocked markets in November by slashing its fourth-quarter revenue guidance, sending its shares down 28 percent in two weeks and 15 percent to date. Investor concerns linger over whether HTC still has the innovative...

 
Chinese buyers circling more European assets

Chinese buyers circling more European assets

Sources with knowledge of the matter said Bank of China (601988.SS) was among the lenders eyeing parts of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), as the process began to trim the investment banking arm of the government-owned UK bank. And Chinese machinery...

Reuters, 13:36 in Business
 
Bob Holness, former Blockbusters host, dies aged 83

Bob Holness, former Blockbusters host, dies aged 83

Former Blockbusters host Bob Holness has died at the age of 83. His family said in a statement he had "died peacefully in his sleep" early on Friday morning. Holness, who had suffered from a series of strokes, had been in a nursing home. He...

BBC, 13:45 in Art & Culture
 
US economy creates 200,000 jobs in December

US economy creates 200,000 jobs in December

The US economy created 200,000 jobs in December, marking the sixth month in a row of gains, official figures show. The gain was much more than expected. Analysts had forecast a rise of about 150,000 jobs. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.5%, which...

BBC, 13:48 in Business
 
Pension saver wins £20,000 from Aegon over botched transfer

Pension saver wins £20,000 from Aegon over botched transfer

A pension saver has won nearly £20,000 in compensation from provider Aegon after a 'needless' delay in transferring funds cost him a missed investment opportunity. It took almost four months to transfer an Aegon pension to a new provider. The saver,...

 
Biz Bulletin: Ombudsman Slams Banks Over PPI

Biz Bulletin: Ombudsman Slams Banks Over PPI

Banks and insurers have been accused of dragging their feet in paying out compensation to people who were mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI). The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), which settles disputes between companies and customers, said...

 
Obituary: Bob Holness

Obituary: Bob Holness

Bob Holness, who has died at the age of 83, was known and loved by millions as the host of popular game show Blockbusters. Yet he was also a member of that exclusive band of actors who have played the part of James Bond 007. He was given the role by...

BBC, 14:06 in Art & Culture
 

Partners share £27 million at Paulson's London arm

Profit available for discretionary division among the partnership's four members dropped to 26.5 million pounds over that period from 32.1 million pounds the previous year, the firm said in a regulatory filing this week. The results, which do not...

Reuters, 14:09 in Business
 
Apple's iPhone voice assistant can double your data bills, say researchers

Apple's iPhone voice assistant can double your data bills, say researchers

Apple's Siri voice assistant doubles the amount of information that iPhone users use, according to research firm Arieso. Arieso found that users of the new iPhone 4S were using twice as much data as users of iPhone 4. The study analysed the habits of...

 
Watch your wall: New Facebook attack has stolen passwords from 45,000 users - and could be spreading through infected links

Watch your wall: New Facebook attack has stolen passwords from 45,000 users - and could be spreading...

A hi-tech cyber attack has stolen 45,000 user names and passwords from Facebook - mostly from customers in the UK. Researchers fear that the criminals - using the Ramnit worm, an attack often used to steal banking details and attack corporate networks...

 


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