News archive from 14 January 2011, page 19

F&C unveils outsourcing plan, Eureko backs board

The proposed changes, which could save up to 12 million pounds a year, were announced as Dutch insurer and major F&C shareholder Eureko spoke out in support of the embattled board of the 140-year old investment house. "Creating uncertainty...

Reuters, 10:19 in Business
 

Scotland ace Johnnie Beattie's Six Nations hopes hit by Heineken Cup bungle

FIT-AGAIN Johnnie Beattie's hopes of starting Scotland's Six Nations campaign have been rocked by a red-tape bungle by Glasgow. Beattie was out injured for five months but hoped to stake his claim for a Scotland jersey in the opening clash against...

 

Greenock boxer John Simpson hoping to turn tables on Stephen Smith in Commonwealth rematch

JOHN SIMPSON'S rematch with Northern Ireland's Martin Lindsay was last night cancelled after the British Boxing Board of Control ordered the Scot to face Commonwealth featherweight champion Stephen Smith. Greenock scrapper Simpson lost his...

 

Johannesburg Open: Fifer George Murray in the hunt after super 66

GEORGE MURRAY is well placed among the chasing pack at the Jo'burg Open after firing his best European Tour score. The 27-year-old Fifer, who earned promotion to the main circuit last season, opened with a five-under 66 on the West course at Royal...

 
LIVERPOOL: KENNY DALGLISH IN FOR CASH BOOSTER

LIVERPOOL: KENNY DALGLISH IN FOR CASH BOOSTER

KENNY DALGLISH is set for crunch talks with Liverpool’s owner to discover if cash is available to rescue their season. American John W Henry will fly into Liverpool tomorrow ahead of Sunday’s Merseyside derby at Anfield. Dalglish will meet Henry...

Daily Star, 10:25 in Sport
 
Oldham byelection: Nick Clegg plays down Labour victory

Oldham byelection: Nick Clegg plays down Labour victory

Nick Clegg today insisted the Liberal Democrats remained a "strong, united" party, despite failing to wrest the Oldham East and Saddleworth seat from Labour in the first byelection since the coalition government was formed. Ed Miliband,...

Guardian, 10:28 in Politics
 
Oldham result relied on borrowed votes | Julian Glover

Oldham result relied on borrowed votes | Julian Glover

Touted in advance as a byelection that would tell us everything about the state of politics, the result in Oldham East and Saddleworth has ended up revealing nothing certain at all. The headline figures for each party are misleading and the real...

Guardian, 10:29 in Politics
 
David Montgomery quits Mecom

David Montgomery quits Mecom

David Montgomery has quit Mecom after losing a boardroom showdown to stay on at the company, leaving the pan-European newspaper publisher he founded a decade ago without a chief executive. Montgomery had agreed that he would leave at the end of the...

Guardian, 10:29 in Business
 
Homeowners must 'act quickly' for best fixed-rate mortgages

Homeowners must 'act quickly' for best fixed-rate mortgages

Mortgage borrowers on variable rates who are considering switching to a fixed-rate mortgage should get their skates on if they want to catch the cheapest deals, mortgage brokers are warning. Although the Bank of England announced yesterday that the...

Guardian, 10:29 in Business
 
ADELE: 'I NEARLY KILLED DIDDY'

ADELE: 'I NEARLY KILLED DIDDY'

Singer ADELE was left red-faced when she first met SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS - because she almost crashed a golf cart into the rapper. The Chasing Pavements hitmaker was driving the vehicle around a studio lot when she spotted the hip-hop star and tried to...

 
Joseph Conrad's science fiction novel

Joseph Conrad's science fiction novel

Towards the end of last year I read the translation of a curious book from Finland: Birdbrain by Johanna Sinisalo. Briefly, the book tells of a hiking trip through the wilds of Tasmania gone weird: a supernatural mystery and a gripping and highly...

 
Neil Gaiman to appear on The Simpsons

Neil Gaiman to appear on The Simpsons

Science fiction and fantasy author Neil Gaiman is joining an elite group of writers including John Updike and Thomas Pynchon by appearing as himself in an episode of The Simpsons. Gaiman, the award-winning cult author of the Sandman comic books,...

 

Toll in Ivory Coast rises to 247 dead, 49 missing - U.N.

Another 49 people are unaccounted for, including 20 reported as having disappeared in the past week, he said. (Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay)

 
Factory gate inflation hits 4.2%

Factory gate inflation hits 4.2%

Soaring oil and food costs have pushed inflation at the factory gate to the highest since April, threatening to drive up high street prices. Producer output prices climbed 0.5% last month, taking the annual rate to 4.2%, the highest since April,...

Guardian, 10:44 in Business
 

Scientists invent genetically modified chickens that can't spread bird flu

CHICKENS have been genetically modified to prevent them spreading potentially deadly bird flu. The British research may lead to ways of halting bird flu outbreaks within poultry stocks. As well as protecting the health of poultry, it could reduce the...

 


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