News archive from 8 March 2012, page 1

Ticketus ready to talk to bidders as Rangers uncertainty continues

Ticketus ready to talk to bidders as Rangers uncertainty continues

Rangers' administrators say no announcement will be made regarding job losses on Thursday, amid reports that a number of first-team players are at risk in the cost-cutting process. The administrators, Duff and Phelps, said an announcement on possible...

Guardian, 15:11 in Sport
 
What the Dickens? Why isn't The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff as funny on TV?

What the Dickens? Why isn't The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff as funny on TV?

Last Monday BBC2 aired episode two of The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff, a Dickens spoof in which the hapless hero Jedrington Secret-Past (Robert Webb) behaves haplessly in a world where street signs advertise things like Urchin Pies, and characters have...

 

Radiance by Alyson Noel - review

Radiance is a brilliant imaginative novel that takes you on a journey through the mysterous place 'Here and Now' - a place which many people call heaven or the afterlife. Radiance: A Riley Bloom Novel by Alyson Noel Buy it from the Guardian bookshop...

 
'Irish Sopa' legislation passed despite robust opposition

'Irish Sopa' legislation passed despite robust opposition

The Irish government has passed into law controversial copyright legislation that internet freedom groups have called a new form of censorship. Seán Sherlock, the Labour minister for research and innovation, signed the legislation to amend copyright...

 
Witchcraft belief is a curse on Africa

Witchcraft belief is a curse on Africa

The case of Eric Bikubi and Magalie Bamu that has just ended at the Old Bailey has drawn public attention to one form of diversity that is not celebrated in London. The spotlight has settled on ideas of witchcraft that seem to have been the motivating...

 
Olivier Giroud symbolises new optimism around France squad

Olivier Giroud symbolises new optimism around France squad

It seems increasingly improbable for a late developer to make his way from football's lower reaches on to the international stage. Little wonder Olivier Giroud compared the moment he effectively planted his flag at the top of his own footballing...

Guardian, 15:22 in Sport
 
Chrysler reports best sales figures in four years as car firms enjoy boost

Chrysler reports best sales figures in four years as car firms enjoy boost

US car manufacturers enjoyed bumper sales in February as drivers bought fuel-efficient vehicles amid rising gas prices. Chrysler led the pack, announcing its best sales figures in four years – a 40% rise year on year and the firm's 23rd consecutive...

 
Music rights agency Merlin wins illegal file sharing battle with LimeWire

Music rights agency Merlin wins illegal file sharing battle with LimeWire

Merlin, the rights agency for independent record labels representing acts including Adele and Arctic Monkeys, has reached a landmark deal with LimeWire worth millions of dollars to artists to end a long-running legal battle over illegal file sharing....

 
Minority of Israelis support action against Iran without US support

Minority of Israelis support action against Iran without US support

A third of Israelis are opposed to military action by their government against Iran's nuclear facilities but one in five favour unilateral action without the backing of the US, according to a poll commissioned by the University of Maryland. Reflecting...

 
Somaliland: open for business

Somaliland: open for business

Amid the war-ravaged landscape of Somalia, the self-declared independent state of Somaliland has carved out a reputation for relative calm. Last week's London conference on Somalia made a nod to Somaliland, formerly a British protectorate, and the...

 
Rapping against Gaddafi: how hip-hop became new Libya's soundtrack

Rapping against Gaddafi: how hip-hop became new Libya's soundtrack

I started rapping against Gaddafi in 2008 because that was the only medium that I had. Before the revolution you could not protest, you could not speak out. Even the few families who protested over the deaths of their loved ones in the Abu Salim...

 
USA's five greatest soccer results

USA's five greatest soccer results

Exhibition game or not, the USA's victory over Italy, in the birthplace of Italian football, ranks up there with the all-time results achieved by the team. Here are our top five, in chronological order. USA 1-0 England, 1950 World CupStill one of the...

Guardian, 15:45 in Sport
 
NHS admits negligence after patients received cancerous kidneys

NHS admits negligence after patients received cancerous kidneys

The NHS has admitted negligence in giving two transplant patients kidneys from a donor with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. The incident at the Royal Liverpool University hospital involved organs from a woman who died at another hospital and was...

Guardian, 15:51 in Health
 
Six Nations 2012: Ireland can warm Welsh hearts in the game put on ice

Six Nations 2012: Ireland can warm Welsh hearts in the game put on ice

As someone once said, you either learn from history or you repeat it. So compare and contrast the Six Nations of 2008 and the weekend when Ireland played in Paris, as they do on Sunday. It's the early days of Marc Lièvremont, just as this is Philippe...

Guardian, 15:51 in Sport
 
What the Euro 2012 finalists learned from their matches this week

What the Euro 2012 finalists learned from their matches this week

All 16 of the Euro 2012 finalists were in action on Wednesday night – including England's group opponents France, Sweden and Ukraine – and this is what the respective national coaches learned. CroatiaLost 3-1 against Sweden (h) "People may think...

Guardian, 15:51 in Sport
 


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