News archive from 15 February 2011, page 12

Barclays profits rise to £6.07bn

Barclays profits rise to £6.07bn

Banking group Barclays has reported profits of £6.07bn for the full-year 2010, slightly higher than analysts were expecting. This is a rise of almost a third on the £4.59bn profit the bank made in 2009, Barclays said. Money put aside for bad loans...

BBC, 07:19 in Business
 
The inside track . . . Coping with anxiety

The inside track . . . Coping with anxiety

I am a lecturer in sports and exercise psychology so I often deal with anxiety in my research with athletes. Indeed, most people experience anxiety at some time or another. My tip, if you are feeling anxious, is to differentiate what you can control...

 

Obama's Budget Will 'Halve US Deficit'

President Obama has unveiled his budget, which he claims will halve America's enormous deficit by the end of 2012. He is proposing much deeper cuts over the next decade than had been expected. Two thirds of the savings would be achieved by pegging...

 
Three-minute fix . . . Tennis ball massage

Three-minute fix . . . Tennis ball massage

According to Glasgow-based massage therapist Trevor Chisman, one of the easiest ways to ease tension in the back is to spend a few minutes each day massaging the affected area with a tennis ball. "People who sit at a desk every day, hunched over...

 
'How have I cheated death?'

'How have I cheated death?'

For most people turning 40 is a shock, but for me it will be a revelation. I have cystic fibrosis (CF), and reaching this age was always unlikely. Life expectancy is currently set at 38 years for CF sufferers – though for a long time it was fixed at...

 

Protester killed in Bahrain "Day of Rage" - witnesses

Helicopters circled over the Gulf Arab state's capital Manama, where protesters had been due to gather but which remained quiet as security forces patrolled Shi'ite areas. More than 20 people were hurt, one of them critically, in clashes in Shi'ite...

 

BOJ tones up economic optimism, keeps rates on hold

A rebound in exports and output, driven by robust demand in fast-growing Asia, has underscored the central bank's view that the economy is heading towards a moderate recovery after a mild contraction in the final quarter of last year. BOJ policymakers...

Reuters, 07:33 in Business
 

Premier Foods year profit up, debt down

That compares with analysts' consensus forecast of 303 million pounds, according to Reuters data, and 309 million pounds made in 2009. The firm, which also makes Mr Kipling cakes, Loyd Grossman sauces and Hartley's jam, said group sales fell 3.5...

Reuters, 07:33 in Business
 
Morrisons buys baby goods website for online drive

Morrisons buys baby goods website for online drive

"This acquisition brings not only a respected, successful and fast growing specialist retailer into the Morrisons group but also a robust, scalable and highly advanced technology platform around which we can begin to build our e-commerce...

Reuters, 07:33 in Business
 

British Land's Q3 NAV rises

Its portfolio value was 9.3 billion pounds at December 31, 2010, up 13.1 percent from the previous same period, and up 2.3 percent in the third quarter alone. "British Land is well placed to benefit from occupier and investor demand for high...

Reuters, 07:33 in Business
 

Yell says to miss full-year expectations

Yell also appointed a new chief operating officer, Mark Payne, who is an ex-senior manager at Cisco (CSCO.O) as is Yell's new Chief Executive Mike Pocock. "Yell's challenges stem from both economic pressures and, more fundamentally, from the...

Reuters, 07:38 in Business
 

500 years of church intolerance | Giles Fraser

The Church of England does not allow same-sex blessings to take place in church and has fought tooth and nail not to be subjected to legislation that obliges it to do so. On one level, I am sympathetic to the principle that gay marriage ought not to...

 
Dalai Lama's nephew killed on Florida walk for Tibet

Dalai Lama's nephew killed on Florida walk for Tibet

A nephew of the Dalai Lama was killed on a road in Florida during one of his long treks to raise awareness of the Tibetan struggle for independence from China. Jigme Norbu, 45, was hit by a sport utility vehicle on state road A1A along Florida's...

 
Anti-free school campaigners seek more transparency

Anti-free school campaigners seek more transparency

The education secretary, Michael Gove, barely had his feet under the ministerial table when he announced plans to allow parents, teachers, charities and other groups to set up their own schools last June. Eight months on, just how much is known about...

Guardian, 07:45 in Politics
 
RONALDO: INJURIES CAUGHT UP WITH ME

RONALDO: INJURIES CAUGHT UP WITH ME

Brazilian great Ronaldo admitted injury had finally got the better of him as he called time on his remarkable career. The three-time FIFA World Player of the Year tearfully announced his retirement at the age of 34 on Monday. Ronaldo's finest hour...

Daily Star, 07:45 in Sport
 


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