News archive from 15 February 2011, page 15

Three lessons for Arsenal before they take on Barcelona

Three lessons for Arsenal before they take on Barcelona

1 Internazionale Champions League 20 Apr 2010 Much is made of José Mourinho's ultra-defensive approach to the semi-final second leg against Barcelona last year but Inter did actually lose that game and, but for a poor decision from the referee in the...

Guardian, 08:14 in Sport
 
Arsenal stumble on the answer to their defence question: Johan Djourou

Arsenal stumble on the answer to their defence question: Johan Djourou

Back when Arsenal's strength of character was being questioned in the wake of late capitulation at Newcastle, a list of natural born leaders had tripped off Theo Walcott's tongue with only one name raising eyebrows. To cite Cesc Fábregas or Robin van...

Guardian, 08:14 in Sport
 
The questions QPR must answer | Michael Hann

The questions QPR must answer | Michael Hann

QPR fans went to Loftus Road at the weekend expecting to learn whether Neil Warnock's team really is set for automatic promotion. A win against Nottingham Forest – who'd won their six previous Championship games and are unbeaten since a 1-0 loss at...

Guardian, 08:14 in Sport
 

Deutsche Boerse and NYSE near deal

In Asia, Australian bourse operator ASX (ASX.AX) and suitor Singapore Exchange (SGXL.SI) revised the board structure of their planned $7.9 billion (4.9 billion pound) tie-up in an attempt to win the support of Australian lawmakers wary of ceding...

Reuters, 08:14 in Business
 
Modern-day Barcelona have a touch of total football Ajax about them | Kevin McCarra

Modern-day Barcelona have a touch of total football Ajax about them | Kevin McCarra

Let misanthropes rejoice. Barcelona can go wrong, if only a little. Following Saturday's 1-1 draw at Sporting Gijón, the team have now won only six of the last 20 games that have followed a programme of international matches. There was splendour in...

Guardian, 08:14 in Sport
 

Chess: How to play like a world champion

Ponomariov-Anand, Wijk aan Zee 2011. Black to play. We'd all like to play like a world champion. So what's Vishy Anand doing that's so special? Last week we highlighted his depth of calculation, this week we focus on his strategic judgment. RB I have...

Guardian, 08:15 in Sport
 
Europe remains a puzzle for Zlatan Ibrahimovic despite seven titles

Europe remains a puzzle for Zlatan Ibrahimovic despite seven titles

A new setting, but the same old story for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Over the past seven seasons, the striker has played for four different clubs – Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale and Barcelona – but always with the same outcome: his teams have invariably...

Guardian, 08:15 in Sport
 
Unrest in the Middle East - Tuesday 15 February

Unrest in the Middle East - Tuesday 15 February

8.01am: Iran The police have confirmed that one person was killed during clashes between security forces and protesters yesterday. Acting police commander general Ahmad Reza Radan said dozens of people, including nine members of the security forces,...

 

Response: Dover's historic port belongs to the people, not big business

It was welcome to see Labour MP Tristram Hunt support the Dover people's port (Little platoons find their level, 2 February). I appreciate his description of my proposal as a "great plan to turn Dover harbour into a 'people's port' by...

Guardian, 08:19 in Politics
 
The plight of the UK's war widows

The plight of the UK's war widows

Toni O'Donnell had played the scene over in her mind many times, and talked to her husband about how she might react if it ever happened. Nothing, though, prepared her for the moment on a September evening, when she peered through her living room...

Guardian, 08:19 in Politics
 

£23bn of extra red tape to fall on firms

The British Chambers of Commerce said bosses 'cannot create jobs' under the threat of such a mountain of new regulations, which could 'derail the recovery'. Its study cites a long list of new rules which between April 2011 and April 2015 will cost...

 
Van Gogh paintings 'degraded by UV-driven reaction'

Van Gogh paintings 'degraded by UV-driven reaction'

Scientists have identified why the bright yellows in some of Vincent van Gogh's paintings have turned brown. A complex chemical reaction is behind the deterioration of the works. The finding is a first step to understanding how to stop some of the...

BBC, 08:22 in Art & Culture
 
Olympics: Leon Rattigan on wrestling at London 2012

Olympics: Leon Rattigan on wrestling at London 2012

Men's 96k Age 23 Born Bristol Honours Great Britain wrestler of the year 2008-2009; seventh at European championships and 11th in the world championships 2009; bronze at the 2010 Commonwealth Games "The Olympic Games is the greatest reward for...

Guardian, 08:24 in Sport
 
Olympics: Zoe Smith on weight lifting at London 2012

Olympics: Zoe Smith on weight lifting at London 2012

Women's 58kg Age 16 Born Greenwich Honours 2008 British Olympic Association athlete of the year for weightlifting; British junior champion in 2009; English senior champion in 2010; bronze medal in women's 58kg at 2010 Commonwealth Games "The...

Guardian, 08:25 in Sport
 
Olympics: Rachel Laybourne on volleyball at London 2012

Olympics: Rachel Laybourne on volleyball at London 2012

Women's event Age 28 Born Sheffield Honours 67 international caps "The GB women's indoor volleyball team set a five-year plan back in 2007. To summarise, it involved living, eating and breathing volleyball by all involved, to gain qualification...

Guardian, 08:25 in Sport
 


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