News archive from 18 January 2011, page 11

Jorge Mendes: The rise and rise of Portugal's super-agent

Jorge Mendes: The rise and rise of Portugal's super-agent

Jorge Mendes may have proclaimed himself "world's best businessman" after his agent of the year accolade at the Globe Soccer event in December, but accounts of his life story describe him, like many agents, falling into the work by chance,...

Guardian, 08:31 in Sport
 

Chess: Making the crazy move

Aronian-Topalov, Linares 2010. Black to play. RB Continuing our series of What's the Correct Defence? I puzzled over this for a long, long time before conceding defeat. Had I been playing Black here, the fight would have gone out of me and I would...

Guardian, 08:31 in Sport
 
Cameron takes on Treasury over petrol prices

Cameron takes on Treasury over petrol prices

The Prime Minister yesterday again backed reforming the tax system to stabilise pump prices, just a day after the Chancellor's number two, Danny alexander, poured cold water on the idea. Treasury officials are said to harbour doubts about whether...

 
Santander boss Sáenz faces ban for fraud

Santander boss Sáenz faces ban for fraud

Leaks out of Madrid suggest the Supreme Court will dismiss an appeal by Santander chief executive Alfredo Sáenz against a 2009 conviction for making false claims, in what is a 14-year legal battle. Reports suggest he will be banned from working...

 
Apple loses £16bn as Jobs steps back

Apple loses £16bn as Jobs steps back

In a brief email to staff, Steve Jobs said he'd had to ask for a 'leave of absence so that I can focus on my health'. The news came almost two years to the day that Jobs - a survivor of pancreatic cancer - took six months off work to undergo a...

 

Taxi driver remembers how body hit cab after bus bomber struck

Scott Kelman said his window was down only an inch but he was peppered with shards of glass and metal. ‘At the same time, a body hit the side of my cab,’ he said. ‘There were body parts inside the whole of the cab.’ A survivor of the Tavistock Square...

Metro, 08:39 in Hot News
 
Coffee and painkillers are best hangover cures, say scientists

Coffee and painkillers are best hangover cures, say scientists

Forget a giant fry-up, hair of the dog or organic honey, it seems the old ways are still the best, according to research by neurologists at Harvard University in the US. They found the caffeine in coffee and the anti-inflammatory ingredients of...

Metro, 08:39 in Hot News
 

David Cameron’s ‘second rate’ NHS blunder

The prime minister said inefficiencies meant Britain had ‘fallen behind the rest of Europe’ despite increased spending. He drew criticism when he told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme: ‘I don’t think we should put up with a second rate - with coming...

Metro, 08:39 in Hot News
 

Schizophrenic left free to kill his brother, nine

Daniel Taylor, 21, launched a knife attack on his younger brother, Jack, chasing him from the kitchen and into the garden at their sister Rachel’s house in Bradford. ‘He caught up with Jack and stabbed him repeatedly, clearly with considerable force,’...

Metro, 08:40 in Hot News
 

Restaurant 'threw father out for being too sick to eat'

Tom Wardle was spending a day with loved ones after ten months in hospital and 15 operations, including having his stomach removed. But the 52-year-old, who has a feeding tube, said he was denied a seat at the Buffet King Chinese restaurant when he...

Metro, 08:40 in Hot News
 
Balding fans flock to 'Nanogen' hair-in-a-can

Balding fans flock to 'Nanogen' hair-in-a-can

Nanogen, which comes in what looks like a sugar shaker, is a rather unconventional hair thickener. The product coats remaining hairs with thousands of microscopic colour-matched keratin fibres, which volumise hair similarly to the way mascara thickens...

Metro, 08:40 in Hot News
 

Tunisian president Ben Ali’s wife took £35million in gold bars

President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali’s wife Leila is said to have ordered the Tunisian central bank chief to hand over the gold bars last week. When the official refused, she begged her husband to authorise the release of the bullion and he gave in to...

Metro, 08:40 in Hot News
 
'Only interns will get top graduate jobs'

'Only interns will get top graduate jobs'

Three out of five leading companies will not interview applicants from the class of 2011 who have not done work experience with them, warns a comprehensive study today. It said students must get a job in their chosen field while still studying...

 
Piers Morgan interviews Oprah for US talk show debut

Piers Morgan interviews Oprah for US talk show debut

Former newspaper editor Piers Morgan has made his debut as presenter of CNN's US talk show Tonight, with Oprah Winfrey as his first guest. Experienced interviewer Winfrey spoke candidly about her teenage pregnancy and why she has never married....

BBC, 08:41 in Art & Culture
 

US embassy cables: Concern expressed over possible return of Duvalier to Haiti

Cable dated:2006-02-07T22:12:00 C O N F I D E N T I A L SANTO DOMINGO 000409 SIPDIS SIPDIS STATE FOR WHA/CAR-NICHOLS, SEARBY; INR/SAA-BEN-YEHUDA E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/07/2016 TAGS: PREL, DR, HA SUBJECT: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FOREIGN MINISTER DISCUSSES...

 


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