News archive from 17 December 2012, page 6

UBS faces $1 billion day of reckoning over interest rate rigging

UBS faces $1 billion day of reckoning over interest rate rigging

The fine, to be imposed by regulators in Britain and the United States, would be the latest blow for the Swiss bank that suffered a rogue trading scandal last year, paid a $780 million fine to settle a U.S. tax investigation in 2009 and nearly...

Reuters, 00:23 in Business
 
Crew member dies as ‘perfect storm’ batters North Sea oil rig vessel

Crew member dies as ‘perfect storm’ batters North Sea oil rig vessel

ONE person is believed to have died and 11 others were winched to safety from their vessel in the North Sea after a "perfect storm" hit Scotland's north-east coast at the weekend. A tug boat was yesterday making its way from Invergordon to...

 
One dead as ‘perfect storm’ wreaks havoc along the east coast

One dead as ‘perfect storm’ wreaks havoc along the east coast

One sailor is reported to have died and 11 others were winched to safety from their vessel in the North Sea after what government ministers described as a "perfect storm" hit Scotland's north east coast at the weekend. A tug boat was...

 
CalMac plans world’s first hydrogen fuel ferry

CalMac plans world’s first hydrogen fuel ferry

SCOTLAND'S main ferry operator is planning to develop the world's first vessel powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The revolutionary vessel would produce no exhaust fumes and could run on gas produced using spare electricity generated overnight from wind...

 

Ian McMillan: Almost, but not quite, like looking in a mirror

Readers of the Culture section of the Yorkshire Post will know that a few weeks ago I visited the lovely Arts Centre in Selby with my band. When I got there in the afternoon I was greeted by lots of jollity which almost, it seemed to me, had a touch...

 
County office lifts KPMG

County office lifts KPMG

The Northern offices of one of Britain's audit firms, KPMG, has seen it boost its revenues in the past year. The group, which has an office on Preston docklands, saw £221m of revenue across its regional practice in the year to September 30, boosting...

 
Home buyers 'nervous about year ahead'

Home buyers 'nervous about year ahead'

One in four prospective first-time buyers believe it will take them at least 10 years to have a deposit in place, a survey has suggested. The report from the Building Societies Association (BSA) said that pessimism in the market remained. This was...

BBC, 00:27 in Business
 
KILLER ADAM LANZA 'OBSESSED' WITH VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES

KILLER ADAM LANZA 'OBSESSED' WITH VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES

Cowardly Adam Lanza, 20, was driven to carry out the bloody killings after his parents split up and his friends alienated him, reports emerging from America revealed. Chillingly, his favourite video game was said to be a shockingly violent fantasy war...

 
BARACK OBAMA FACES DEMANDS FOR STRICT GUN LAWS

BARACK OBAMA FACES DEMANDS FOR STRICT GUN LAWS

President Obama, brushing away tears, has called for “meaningful action” to prevent a repeat of the tragedy. And his words raised hopes among activists that he will push for stricter gun laws when Congress resumes in January. But New York Mayor...

 
OBAMA ARRIVES FOR SHOOTING VIGIL

OBAMA ARRIVES FOR SHOOTING VIGIL

This is the fourth trip of Mr Obama's presidency to a grieving city in the aftermath of a mass shooting. In his remarks, Mr Obama will be addressing not only the residents of Newtown, but also a stunned nation. A White House official said he was the...

 
BRADLEY WIGGINS RIDING TO BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR VICTORY

BRADLEY WIGGINS RIDING TO BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR VICTORY

The Tour de France winner famously posed on a gold seat after winning an Olympic gold. But he stood to receive the silver tripod trophy he won ahead of second placed Jessica Ennis and Andy Murray in third. I feel a bit embarrassed because so many...

 

Bradley Wiggins wins sports award

Tour de France and Olympic cycling hero Bradley Wiggins has been crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The 32-year-old was presented with the trophy by the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, who was making her first public appearance since being...

 
CORINTHIANS 1 - CHELSEA 0: FERNANDO TORRES IS A FLOP AS BOYS FROM BRAZIL SNATCH VICTORY

CORINTHIANS 1 - CHELSEA 0: FERNANDO TORRES IS A FLOP AS BOYS FROM BRAZIL SNATCH VICTORY

Rewind seven months and the Blues are 1-0 down in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena, with the German team's supporters roaring them home. In the 88th minute Drogba came up trumps with a bullet header. In Yokohama...

 
ARSENAL BOSS ARSENE WENGER TARGETED BY REAL MADRID TO REPLACE JOSE MOURINHO

ARSENAL BOSS ARSENE WENGER TARGETED BY REAL MADRID TO REPLACE JOSE MOURINHO

Wenger (right) has admitted that he and the Gunners board will sit down and assess what has so far been an under-performing Emirates season in the summer. While bullish about confounding his critics and looking forward to strengthening his squad in...

 

Pc held in Mitchell leak probe

A police officer has been arrested on suspicion of misconduct in public office over the leak of information to national newspapers about former chief whip Andrew Mitchell's tirade at police officers on Downing Street, Scotland Yard said. A police...

 


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