News archive from 16 November 2012, page 8

Hitman: Absolution – preview

Hitman: Absolution – preview

Hitman: Absolution – the cold satisfaction of a job well done. Photograph: PR company handout The bloke with the barcode tattoo returns. Agent 47 – last seen six years ago in Hitman: Blood Money – has dusted off his old black suit, treated himself to...

Guardian, 00:15 in Showbiz
 

MPs to meet minister over rail services

By Tom Edwards MPs in Worcestershire have secured a meeting with the Government’s transport minister in a bid to improve the county’s poor train links to London. Simon Burns has agreed to meet a delegation from the county to discuss the future of...

 
Hay Festival presents its annual Winter Weekend

Hay Festival presents its annual Winter Weekend

Hay Festival offers an opportunity to get in the festive spirit as it presents the annual Winter Weekend from Friday, November 30, to Sunday, December 2. The three days are packed with storytelling and Christmas inspiration, topped and tailed by music...

 
US cannabis vote reignites call to legalise drugs

US cannabis vote reignites call to legalise drugs

The US states of Washington and Colorado have voted to legalise the possession and sale of marijuana for recreational purposes, in defiance of federal law, setting the stage for a potential showdown with President Barack Obama's administration....

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 

Wales v Samoa: Mike Phillips ready to give his all

MIKE PHILLIPS is ready to lead from the front when he reclaims Wales' number nine shirt against Samoa tonight. Phillips' demotion to bench duty ahead of Wales facing Argentina last weekend caused many raised eyebrows as interim head coach Rob Howley...

Daily Post, 00:17 in Sport
 

Revvin’ up: Triumph splashes out on R&D

Triumph, the iconic British motorcycle maker, has continued to pump record amounts into research and development despite sales hitting a flat spot. The firm said profits had been impacted by costs linked to the setting-up of a Brazilian manufacturing...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
SIZING EUROPE CAN BE XMAS CRACKER

SIZING EUROPE CAN BE XMAS CRACKER

Andrew Lynch would hardly have had to break sweat as he steered the long odds-on shot to an effortless victory over his four rivals. It was clear from a long way out that Lynch and the 2011 Champion Chase winner were in complete control. Henry de...

 

Obama to press Myanmar leaders on ethnic violence

Obama leaves on Saturday for a trip to Asia that will include a historic stop in Myanmar, a former pariah state. Some human rights workers object to the trip, saying the president is rewarding the country too soon for its still fragile democratic...

 
Viewpoint: Using keen customers to gain competitive advantage

Viewpoint: Using keen customers to gain competitive advantage

Happy customers are vital to a successful business, and great experiences are vital to happy customers. That's why, as the most promising route to competitive advantage, customer experience has long been top of mind for many top brands. Continue...

BBC, 00:06 in Business
 
Wales v Samoa: We're under pressure, Rob Howley admits

Wales v Samoa: We're under pressure, Rob Howley admits

ROB HOWLEY accepts reigning Six Nations champions Wales are under pressure as they prepare to tackle Samoa at the Millennium Stadium tonight. Wales' interim head coach will send out a team showing eight changes from the one that collapsed to a 26-12...

Daily Post, 00:17 in Sport
 

Markets: Transatlantic economic woes hit FTSE

Continued uncertainty over economic prospects on both sides of the Atlantic kept Britain's top share index under pressure yesterday. Worse-than-expected US jobless claims figures following the disruption caused by superstorm Sandy combined with...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
IBRAHIMOVIC GOAL WAS THE 'BEST I'VE EVER SEEN' ADMITS DEFEATED STEVEN GERRARD

IBRAHIMOVIC GOAL WAS THE 'BEST I'VE EVER SEEN' ADMITS DEFEATED STEVEN GERRARD

The brilliance of the Sweden striker put Gerrard's 100th appearance for England in the shade.
It also served to ram the taunts of England's fans down their throats as he conjured a virtuoso display in which he plundered all four goals in the...

 

Record-breaker Graeme Swann shoulders England cricket team against India

GRAEME SWANN could be forgiven his mixed feelings after going past the great Jim Laker as England's most prolific off-spinner, on a day when India put an early stamp on the Test series. Swann's second wicket of four on day one of the first Test at the...

Daily Post, 00:17 in Sport
 
ROBERTO MANCINI CHASING LUIS SUAREZ

ROBERTO MANCINI CHASING LUIS SUAREZ

The whispers that surround Mancini's long-term future at the Etihad Stadium may persist, but the Italian is clearly not prepared to compromise his planning in the short term. It is no great surprise that the City manager would covet Suarez, presently...

 

Santander acts to back SMEs

SANTANDER is increasing its support for small businesses through finance raised in the UK government's Funding for Lending scheme. The Spanish-owned bank accessed the first £1 billion tranche of the £9.4bn it is eligible for from the scheme in July....

Scotsman, 00:17 in Business
 


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