News archive from 11 April 2012, page 14

Putin speech may offer clues on next Russian government

Putin speech may offer clues on next Russian government

The set-piece speech, which comes less than a month before Putin is sworn in on May 7, will offer the once and future Kremlin chief - a master of policy detail - a platform to set out a growth agenda for his six-year term. But Putin, 59, will also...

 
Should teachers dissuade bright pupils from becoming hairdressers?

Should teachers dissuade bright pupils from becoming hairdressers?

Should teachers dissuade their brightest pupils from becoming hairdressers? According to Ofsted, teachers sometimes "deride" pupils for opting to leave school and work as apprentices in beauty salons or hairdressers. Inspectors questioned...

Guardian, 00:43 in Learning
 
BRIGHTON 0 READING 1: IAN HARTE'S A JOY FOR ROYALS

BRIGHTON 0 READING 1: IAN HARTE'S A JOY FOR ROYALS

Veteran left-back Harte struck in the 14th minute to clinch the win that opened up a six point gap between Brian McDermott's side and third-placed West Ham. But it took an outstanding display by Royals keeper Adam Federici – capped by a 49th minute...

 
PORTSMOUTH 0 MILLWALL 1: HARRY KANE'S BIG LIFT FOR LIONS

PORTSMOUTH 0 MILLWALL 1: HARRY KANE'S BIG LIFT FOR LIONS

The on-loan Spurs teenager struck in the 37th minute to push Portsmouth ever closer to League One. Millwall are now eight points clear of third-bottom Coventry, while Pompey face the daunting task of narrowing a nine-point deficit when just 12 remain...

 
Terror suspects to be handed to US ‘as soon as possible’

Terror suspects to be handed to US ‘as soon as possible’

RADICAL cleric Abu Hamza and five other terrorist suspects will be "handed over to the US authorities as quickly as possible" after a European court ruled extradition will not breach their human rights, Home Secretary Theresa May has said....

Scotsman, 00:44 in Politics
 
Titanic anniversary: Descendants pay tribute to relatives lost at sea

Titanic anniversary: Descendants pay tribute to relatives lost at sea

DESCENDANTS of people who died when the Titanic sank 100 years ago paid tribute to them today. They threw flowers on the dockside where the famous ship departed on its journey on April 10th, 1912. A minute’s silence was held for those who died when...

Scotsman, 00:45 in Hot News
 
HARSH LESSON FOR TERRY CONNOR

HARSH LESSON FOR TERRY CONNOR

Connor has endured a miserable seven weeks in charge, with six straight defeats, but claims it has not put him off being a manager whatever happens this season. His short reign has been smeared by the remarkable on-field bust-up between captain Roger...

 
BRIGHTON 0 READING 1: IAN HARTE'S A JOY FOR ROYALS

BRIGHTON 0 READING 1: IAN HARTE'S A JOY FOR ROYALS

Veteran left-back Harte struck in the 14th minute to clinch the win that opened up a six point gap between Brian McDermott's side and third-placed West Ham. But it took an outstanding display by Royals keeper Adam Federici – capped by a 49th minute...

 
Cannabis-growing plan for Catalan town fails to reach vote threshold

Cannabis-growing plan for Catalan town fails to reach vote threshold

To many people in the small town of Rasquera in the east of Spain, it seemed like the perfect remedy to the economic crisis: a massive legal cannabis plantation that would give a new high to the local economy. But the plan to make Rasquera into a...

 
PLAYER POWER ISN'T FOR ROY HODGSON

PLAYER POWER ISN'T FOR ROY HODGSON

A shock win for Albion would pile more pressure on Roberto Mancini as he struggles to cope with the most controversial player in world football, Mario Balotelli. Balotelli has been sent off six times in his career, five of those red cards coming with...

 
HARSH LESSON FOR TERRY CONNOR

HARSH LESSON FOR TERRY CONNOR

Connor has endured a miserable seven weeks in charge, with six straight defeats, but claims it has not put him off being a manager whatever happens this season. His short reign has been smeared by the remarkable on-field bust-up between captain Roger...

 
Exclusive - China's ZTE planned U.S. computer sale to Iran

Exclusive - China's ZTE planned U.S. computer sale to Iran

The American components were part of an 8 million euro ($10.5 million) equipment-supply contract, dated June 30, 2011, between ZTE, a Chinese trading firm and a unit of the consortium that controls the Iranian telecom, Telecommunication Co. of Iran,...

Reuters, 00:52 in Business
 

En route to ‘Alcatraz of the Rockies’

THE case in Strasbourg hinged on the judges' opinion of the "supermax" high security prison in Florence, Colorado. The jail, which has been dubbed the “Alcatraz of the Rockies” is where the six men fear they will end up. It already houses...

Scotsman, 00:52 in Politics
 

Profile: The other terror suspects set to be extradited to US

BABAR Ahmad is believed to have set a record for the longest period any British national has been held without trial in recent times - nearly eight years. That site is alleged to have been one of the foremost propaganda and fundraising tools in the...

Scotsman, 00:52 in Politics
 
Profile: Abu Hamza: Cleric who came to loathe the West

Profile: Abu Hamza: Cleric who came to loathe the West

ABU Hamza is the Muslim cleric who once appeared to embrace Western society, but came to loathe it on his way to becoming one of the UK's most divisive figures of hate. The 53-year-old, born in Alexandria, Egypt, studied civil engineering and, in...

Scotsman, 00:52 in Politics
 


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