News archive from 14 February 2012, page 15

Analysis - Has Monti made Italy's politicians irrelevant?

Analysis - Has Monti made Italy's politicians irrelevant?

Some analysts say the impact of Monti will spark a political revolution comparable to the "Clean Hands" corruption probe -- whose 20th anniversary is this week. That scandal swept away the old order, sending hundreds of politicians to jail...

 
Save the date! Apple preparing to unveil the newest iPad model on March 7

Save the date! Apple preparing to unveil the newest iPad model on March 7

It's been speculated for months, but the latest on the rumour mill indicates the launch of a third generation iPad is weeks away. Multiple reports indicate that the next iPad, popularly known as the iPad 3, will be introduced to the public on March...

 
CARLOS TEVEZ: ROBERTO MANCINI TREATED ME LIKE A DOG

CARLOS TEVEZ: ROBERTO MANCINI TREATED ME LIKE A DOG

CARLOS TEVEZ is on a fresh collision course with Roberto Mancini after accusing him of treating him like a dog. The rebel striker jetted back to England last night and will report for training this morning to bring his self-imposed exile from...

Daily Star, 15:09 in Sport
 
HMRC amnesty means tax-dodging electricians can pay up and escape with just a 10% fine

HMRC amnesty means tax-dodging electricians can pay up and escape with just a 10% fine

Tax-dodging electricians have been given the chance to pay what they owe and escape with a reduced fine of 10 per cent of their unpaid bill under an HMRC amnesty. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has given anyone who installs, maintains and tests...

 
RANGERS GO INTO ADMINISTRATION

RANGERS GO INTO ADMINISTRATION

RANGERS have today appointed administrators Duff and Phelps after a court battle with Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs. Rangers were given an ultimatum to move into administration at the Court of Session in Edinburgh 24 hours after lodging notice...

Daily Star, 15:25 in Sport
 
Beethoven's last movement: Composer creates song based on DNA from hair clippings that survived Auschwitz hidden inside prisoner's body

Beethoven's last movement: Composer creates song based on DNA from hair clippings that survived Auschwitz...

The lock of his hair was sold at Sotheby"s in 2009, and the team, helped by Italian artist Nicholuas Caposina, got permission from the new owner to take a tiny DNA sample from it. The DNA was passed to Scots composer Stuart Mitchell, who is...

 

Amazon to open second fulfillment center in Delaware

The online retailer will create 850 full-time jobs at the new center -- its second in Delaware. The new facility is expected to be complete this fall, Amazon said in a statement. The company spent heavily last year setting up more than 10 new...

 

Portsmouth chief executive David Lampitt vows to fight on

Portsmouth chief executive David Lampitt says the club will fight on and has promised supporters he will not give up in the battle to save it. Pompey announced on Monday they had applied to enter administration, with that order set to be granted on...

BBC, 15:58 in Business
 
UN body at centre of Emissions Trading Scheme storm

UN body at centre of Emissions Trading Scheme storm

As the salvos come fast and furious between those in the aviation industry for and against the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez has become the man caught in the crossfire. He is president of a UN agency, the...

BBC, 15:58 in Business
 
Turkish football match-fixing trial gets under way

Turkish football match-fixing trial gets under way

Some of the top names in Turkish football are facing judges near Istanbul as nearly 100 people go on trial accused of match-fixing. Aziz Yildirim, the president of Fenerbahce, one of Turkey's leading clubs, and 92 other suspects are charged in the...

BBC, 16:07 in Business
 
Whitney Houston funeral to be held at childhood church

Whitney Houston funeral to be held at childhood church

Singer Whitney Houston will be laid to rest on 18 February in the New Jersey church where she sang as a child. According to the owner of the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, the funeral will be held at 12:00 EST (17:00 GMT) at the city's New Hope...

BBC, 16:22 in Art & Culture
 
Transformers director Michael Bay signs for fourth film

Transformers director Michael Bay signs for fourth film

Michael Bay has signed on to direct a fourth Transformers film, it has been confirmed. The filmmaker, who directed the first three instalments of the franchise said he was working on "a whole new re-imagining of Transformers". He added he...

BBC, 16:22 in Art & Culture
 

It's our rating Balls needs

Both George Osborne and Ed Balls cite the "negative outlook" warning from ratings agency Moody's in support of their policies to tackle the current economic crisis. The Chancellor takes the agency warning to mean that "we can't waver in...

 
Hearts say tax bill now settled

Hearts say tax bill now settled

Hearts have announced they have now paid in full an outstanding tax bill that threatened their existence. A winding-up petition was presented to the Court of Session by the Advocate General for Scotland on 27 January. And it was published on 7...

BBC, 16:38 in Business
 

Anniversary protesters hit by police in Bahrain

Bahraini riot police attacked protesters with tear gas and stun grenades today as they rallied to mark the one-year anniversary of the uprising against the ruling Khalifa clan's monopoly on power. The army sent armoured vehicles into the village of...

 


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