News archive from 20 February 2012, page 19

Ponting set to quit internationals

CRICKET: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting could be set to call time on his international career after he was axed from the one-day side today. Ponting, 37, was not picked for the tri-series against India and Sri Lanka and called a press...

 

Coach on leave after tragedy

RUGBY LEAGUE: Castleford head coach Ian Millward has been put on compassionate leave after the sudden death of his son. Millward revealed today that 19-year-old Robbie had died in hospital on Sunday after a heart attack. He said: "We would like...

 

Hoy buoyant after Olympic warm-up

CYCLING: Chris Hoy expects a "good vibe" for Great Britain when they return to the velodrome for the London Olympics after a strong display in the test event. Four-time Olympic champ Hoy claimed medals in all three of his events at the the...

 

Etisalat eyes restructure to cut costs

The board of the former monopoly, which operates in 17 countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, also proposed a 60 percent dividend for 2011, the same as 2010. The company said its board had discussed restructuring and outsourcing options....

 
Alibaba and Yahoo deal 'delayed by price disagreement'

Alibaba and Yahoo deal 'delayed by price disagreement'

Alibaba Group, one of China's biggest internet companies, is no stranger to deals. Some 48,000 of those take place every minute on its websites Taobao.com and Tmall.com. However, the group itself has hit a dead end over what many analysts are calling...

BBC, 17:21 in Business
 
Miaow, pussycat! Amanda Holden stands tall in eye-catching white leopard print heels as she leaves Britain's Got Talent auditions

Miaow, pussycat! Amanda Holden stands tall in eye-catching white leopard print heels as she leaves...

And considering the height, they looked really comfortable, which we at least hope they were as she would have spent all day in them. Amanda teamed the heels with a soft cream coat and black handbag as well as a beaming smile, which she threw in the...

 

Miners lift FTSE as China eases montary policy

* Banks as Greece bailout decision looms * Weir rallies By David Brett LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - A surprise easing in China's monetary policy drove Britain's FTSE 100 within striking distance of a 7-1/2 month closing high as miners rallied on the...

 
Architecture Now! 8

Architecture Now! 8

Six thousand years ago the first cities were built between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers in what is present-day Iraq. Since then the popular perception of architecture has been shaped by the often aesthetically memorable "corporate"...

 

An app for keeping kosher during Passover and beyond

Released by the Orthodox Union (OU), which promotes the values of the Orthodox Jewish community, the app called OU Kosher provides consumers with updates on products that have been certified by the OU, which is the world's largest kosher certification...

 
Houston and Winehouse for Brits tributes

Houston and Winehouse for Brits tributes

A Whitney Houston tribute is being added to the 2012 Brit Awards, alongside a planned remembrance for Amy Winehouse. Organisers are working around the clock to finalise segments paying homage to the singing icons, who both passed away in the last...

 
Damon's snake and bear terror on Zoo set

Damon's snake and bear terror on Zoo set

Matt Damon was "freaked out" filming key scenes in new movie We Bought A Zoo as he was forced to handle snakes and face down a grizzly bear. The Good Will Hunting actor stars as a father running a Californian animal sanctuary in the film,...

 
Del Rey inspires Mulberry handbag

Del Rey inspires Mulberry handbag

Singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey has sealed her fashion credentials after she was unveiled as the latest muse for Mulberry. The Video Games hitmaker recently signed a deal with Next Model Management and the emerging star was snapped for the March cover...

 
Clarkson cleared over One Show anti-strike rant

Clarkson cleared over One Show anti-strike rant

Presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been cleared of wrongdoing by TV broadcasting watchdogs after declaring Britain's striking workers should be "shot". The outspoken Top Gear star appeared on topical TV series The One Show in November and...

 
Nash writes song to back Occupy movement

Nash writes song to back Occupy movement

Singer Kate Nash has shown her support for the ongoing Occupy protest movement in London by writing a song praising the activists. The Foundations hitmaker teamed up with 30 teenagers for the recording session, which was staged last week as part of...

 
Driver's billboard lovers confession

Driver's billboard lovers confession

Minnie Driver was left red-faced when she saw a billboard poster for a new movie in Hollywood - because she'd bedded every male actor in it. The actress loves living in California but is frustrated by the constant reminders of film work she failed to...

 


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