News archive from 15 February 2011, page 17

Olympics: Gareth Bale on football at London 2012

Olympics: Gareth Bale on football at London 2012

Men's football Age 21 Born Cardiff Honours Wales international; plays for Tottenham Hotspur "I feel the Olympics would be a great opportunity for a young player like me to play in a major tournament. Look, I'm Welsh and we all know Wales don't...

Guardian, 08:28 in Sport
 
Olympics: Laurence Halsted on fencing at London 2012

Olympics: Laurence Halsted on fencing at London 2012

Individual/team Age 26 Born London Honours Silver at 2008 European championships; 2009 British champion "I was watching my event in Beijing in 2008 and the atmosphere generated by the Chinese supporters for their fencers was electric. I've not...

Guardian, 08:28 in Sport
 
Olympics: William Fox-Pitt on equestrian at London 2012

Olympics: William Fox-Pitt on equestrian at London 2012

Eventing Age 41 Born Hampstead Honours Olympic team eventing silver medallist in Athens 2004 and bronze in Beijing; 2010 world team eventing champion; six times European team champion "The Olympics in London will give the sport a huge lift....

Guardian, 08:28 in Sport
 
Olympics: Tom Daley on diving at London 2012

Olympics: Tom Daley on diving at London 2012

10m board Age 16 Born Plymouth Honours 2009 World Champion on 10m board; gold on 10m board and 10m board (syncro) at 2010 Commonwealth Games "2012 seems real now. Even before the Beijing Olympics everyone was talking about it. Winning a gold...

Guardian, 08:28 in Sport
 
Feeling the pinch, the less than fab 50s

Feeling the pinch, the less than fab 50s

Nearly 30% said their standard of living has got worse over the past year, and millions are planning to make personal cutbacks over the next 12 months because they are feeling under financial pressure. And amid widespread worries about their...

 
Olympics: Liam Phillips on cycling at London 2012

Olympics: Liam Phillips on cycling at London 2012

Men's BMX Age 21 Born Taunton Honours Silver medal at 2000 world championships; silver at 2004 European championships; bronze at 2006 junior world championships "My goal is to go to the Olympics and perform my best on the day and if I do...

Guardian, 08:28 in Sport
 
Obama readies for budget deficit battle

Obama readies for budget deficit battle

The President proposed a budget that will see the deficit rise to $1.6 trillion (£1 trillion) in 2011 before falling to $1.1 trillion in 2012. He described it as a 'down payment' on future cuts that will see $1.1 trillion chopped off the deficit...

 
OK! TV. It's neither: Channel 5's new show aims low and misses

OK! TV. It's neither: Channel 5's new show aims low and misses

There are launches, soft launches and deliberately comprehensive exercises in expectation-lowering. Tonight's launch of Channel 5's OK! TV fell into the last category. The show it replaced, the justifiably maligned Live From Studio Five, was an inept...

Guardian, 08:28 in Showbiz
 
Morrison buys baby goods website for online drive

Morrison buys baby goods website for online drive

Morrison said on Tuesday the deal would give it a technology platform and distribution centre to develop an online non-food business, launching its first products in 2012. The move is part of chief executive Dalton Philip's drive to explore new...

Reuters, 08:33 in Business
 

Mobile World Congress, day 2 liveblog: HTC, Elop and more

8.51am: Welcome to day 2, which starts with HTC weeping into its cornflakes after its embargoes for new phones were broken by this "internet" thing. So the big reveal that it wanted to have at its press conference has gone the way of the...

Guardian, 08:34 in Business
 
French and German economies see modest growth

French and German economies see modest growth

The French and German economies both grew in the fourth quarter of 2010, but by slightly less than expected. In Germany, the economy grew by 0.4% in the final three months of the year. For 2010 as a whole, the German economy grew by 3.6%, according...

BBC, 08:34 in Business
 
Mobile phone masts 'on way out'

Mobile phone masts 'on way out'

The mobile phone industry is planning a future without unsightly antennae blotting the landscape. Business chiefs are now looking at the possibility of smaller antennae, some of which could be small enough to hold in your hand, to be placed on...

 
Olympics: Fran Leighton on water polo at London 2012

Olympics: Fran Leighton on water polo at London 2012

Women's event Age: 28 Born: Rotherham Honours: Gold at 2009 European Nations; 2006 Commonwealth championships bronze "I'm really excited that we may get to compete in London 2012. It's a fabulous opportunity to get to show the country what an...

Guardian, 08:36 in Sport
 
IATA forecasts 800m rise in air passengers

IATA forecasts 800m rise in air passengers

High fuel costs mean carriers are expected to earn £5.7bn in 2011 compared to £9.4bn last year. IATA also said growth in appetite for air travel in emerging economies will increase global air traffic by 30%, or 800m passengers, compared to the...

 

Egypt's media revolution | Salah Abdel Maqsoud

The revolution that swept Egypt happened at such a rapid pace, it was difficult to keep up with. While the focal point was the huge crowd in Tahrir Square in Cairo, small revolutions were taking place in virtually every section of society. The...

 


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