News archive from 18 January 2011, page 9

Eurotunnel revenues boosted by shuttle demand

Eurotunnel revenues boosted by shuttle demand

Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel has said it saw higher revenues in 2010, as demand from passengers lifted traffic on its shuttle services. Car shuttle traffic was up 11% on 2009, while truck and coach traffic was also up, but rail freight numbers...

BBC, 07:58 in Business
 
China attracts record foreign investment in 2010

China attracts record foreign investment in 2010

China attracted a record level of inward investment in 2010, sharply recovering from the previous year. The country attracted $106bn of foreign direct investment - which excludes investments in financial instruments such as shares - up 17.4% from...

BBC, 07:58 in Business
 
Will video kill the lecturing star?

Will video kill the lecturing star?

You might remember the first time you heard a recording of your own voice. You probably thought someone was playing a trick; it didn't sound like you at all. In your head, you sound like a BBC newsreader. On the tape, it was just like the way your...

Guardian, 07:59 in Learning
 
School uniform does not improve results – discuss

School uniform does not improve results – discuss

There's an unusual school hidden away in rural Derbyshire. It's a small comprehensive with a talent for supporting its students and involving the community. According to Ofsted, it's already good, recording its best-ever GCSE results last summer, and...

Guardian, 07:59 in Learning
 

Response: Well-run tax havens help, not hinder, the global economy

Nigel Shaxson says: "Nobody agrees what a tax haven is. The term is a bit of a misnomer, for these places don't just offer an escape from tax. They offer secrecy, in various forms, combined with varying degrees of refusal to co-operate with other...

Guardian, 08:02 in Business
 
E4: where does it go from here?

E4: where does it go from here?

E4 marks its 10th anniversary today, certain of its appeal, and of its importance to Channel 4. But that cannot disguise the fact it is facing the most daunting year of its short life. The channel specifically tailored to 16- to 34-year-olds ended...

Guardian, 08:04 in Showbiz
 
Baftas: The King's Speech leads pack with 14 nominations

Baftas: The King's Speech leads pack with 14 nominations

The Baftas look set to crown The King's Speech after lavishing Tom Hooper's royal drama with 14 nominations. The acclaimed tale of stuttering George VI, who finds his voice in the run up to war was shortlisted across a wide swathe of categories,...

 
BoE: Inflation above target for all of 2010

BoE: Inflation above target for all of 2010

Official figures are expected to show that the annual rate of inflation stayed above 3% in December because of the rapidly rising price of essentials such as food and fuel. But economists fear it will be driven even higher in the coming months,...

 
Ricky Gervais insists he was NOT gagged from Golden Globes... as awards boss brands jibes 'unacceptable'

Ricky Gervais insists he was NOT gagged from Golden Globes... as awards boss brands jibes 'unacceptable'

'This is because I was allowed to choose who I would introduce in advance. I obviously chose presenters who I had the best jokes for. (And who I knew had a good sense of humour). Everyone took it well and the atmosphere backstage and at the after show...

 
FTSE preview: Metals lead shares bounce

FTSE preview: Metals lead shares bounce

The British blue-chip index closed 16.37 points, or 0.3%, lower on Monday at 5,985.70 with declines from miners and banks offsetting a lift from merger and acquisition moves. Miners could lead the bounce on in London on Tuesday as metal prices...

 

US embassy cables: Modernising Russia's oil sector

Cable dated:2009-09-14T13:52:00 C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 03 MOSCOW 002353 SIPDIS DEPT FOR EUR/RUS, EEB/ESC/IEC GALLOGLY AND GREENSTEIN, S/EEE MORNINGSTAR DOE FOR HEGBURG, EKIMOFF DOC FOR JBROUGHER NSC FOR MMCFAUL, JELLISON E.O. 12958:...

 

US embassy cables: BP in Russia for long haul, US told

Cable dated:2008-11-24T14:44:00 C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 MOSCOW 003394 SIPDIS DEPT FOR EUR/RUS, FOR EEB/ESC/IEC GALLOGLY AND WRIGHT EUR/CARC, SCA (GALLAGHER, SUMAR) DOE FOR HEGBURG, EKIMOFF E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/18/2018 TAGS: EPET,...

 

Alex Reid: "I'm not budging and you can't kick me out of your house

KATIE Price's estranged husband has gone back on a pledge to move out of the family home. The decision by cagefighter Alex Reid has triggered a blazing row with the model, formerly known as Jordan. Reid, 35, revealed his U-turn in a stormy phone call...

 
Teaching guru is optimistic about education

Teaching guru is optimistic about education

Dylan Wiliam once had only one ambition: to become a famous and successful jazz musician. He turned to teaching only so he could raise enough money to buy amplification equipment. He could hardly have imagined then that fame would eventually come his...

Guardian, 08:16 in Learning
 
History study needs facts first, analysis later

History study needs facts first, analysis later

Should children leave school with a memory bank of historical facts – names, dates, battles and treaties –or is it more valuable to develop skills of historical analysis and interpretation? This is one of the key questions that the new national...

Guardian, 08:16 in Learning
 


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