News archive from 21 February 2014, page 17

Cutlers’ Company and EEF sign partnership agreement

Cutlers’ Company and EEF sign partnership agreement

The longstanding co-operation between the Cutlers' Company and the UK manufacturers' organisation, the EEF, has been formally acknowledged by the signing of a partnership agreement. Master Cutler Tony Pedder, left, and EEF chief executive Terry...

 
Look on the Brightside of Sheffield for view of Tour

Look on the Brightside of Sheffield for view of Tour

It saddens me to read letters like the one written under the pseudonym of Roland Nilsson ("Show the world how green Sheffield is') in reference to the Tour de France route going through the "most deprived, unkempt, down-trodden and...

 

In Asia, WhatsApp posts mixed message for Facebook

Data from app metric company App Annie, for example, shows that WhatsApp ranks as the top communications app in only three of 13 Asian countries tracked - Hong Kong, India and Singapore. "WhatsApp has been a strong player in Asia, but in the past...

 

Mexico billionaire Carlos Slim tightens grip on America Movil

Slim's real estate company Inmobiliaria Carso and his bank Grupo Financiero Inbursa spent $212.5 million and $34.7 million purchasing 187.11 million and 30.98 million shares respectively in America Movil, a document sent to the U.S. Securities and...

 

With WhatsApp deal, Sequoia Capital burnishes reputation

The discussion never got serious and Sequoia never invested in Facebook. But now, Sequoia is getting the last laugh. With the sale of its protégé company message service WhatsApp to Zuckerberg's Facebook for $19 billion, Sequoia found a way to make...

 
George North set to be centre star for Wales against France

George North set to be centre star for Wales against France

It will be the first time North has started a Test at centre and after just two appearances for Northampton in the position he admits he is a novice. But North's giant wing twin Alex Cuthbert is predicting the injury-enforced change will pay dividends...

 
Alan Sugar blasts 'donkey' Soldado as Liverpool target Konoplyanka downs Spurs

Alan Sugar blasts 'donkey' Soldado as Liverpool target Konoplyanka downs Spurs

The £26 million man missed a sitter from close range as Tottenham lost their Europa League last-32, first-leg tie, 1-0 to Dnipro in riot-torn Ukraine. Sugar took to Twitter to ask: “Is Soldado a donkey or what? My old grandmother could have scored...

 
Eve's stone of Destiny! Muirhead leads Britain to Olympic medal glory

Eve's stone of Destiny! Muirhead leads Britain to Olympic medal glory

Bronze was not what Eve Muirhead's rink came to southern Russia for. As world champions, they had immense expectations of themselves. But after the despair of losing their semi-final to Canada on Wednesday, the bronze yesterday represented some sort...

 
Keep cool and we can take the brash boys out says curling star Dave Murdoch

Keep cool and we can take the brash boys out says curling star Dave Murdoch

Check our our daily Sochi Winter Olympics photo gallery here It is fair to say Canada like to see themselves as the brash boys of the rink, the men who put the stone in stone age. It is also fair to say Britain's Swedish coach Soren Gran is not...

 
COMMENT: No jokes about this pain game - curling is the real deal

COMMENT: No jokes about this pain game - curling is the real deal

Then you read the breathless, elated words of David Murdoch describing the hard work and the physical and emotional pain which went into securing the British team's place in the Winter Olympics final today, and the joking comes to a halt. The...

 
Elise Christie ready for final shot at glory

Elise Christie ready for final shot at glory

Check our our daily Sochi Winter Olympics photo gallery here The Scottish speed skater goes in her favourite event, the 1,000m, looking to erase her double disqualification earlier in these Olympics and to silence the cyber trolls who attacked her on...

 
Get in gear for big charity cycle ride in aid of Grantham’s Kingfisher ward

Get in gear for big charity cycle ride in aid of Grantham’s Kingfisher ward

Grantham businesses are being urged to get behind a fun charity event which it is hoped will raise thousands of pounds for a children's ward hospital project. A cycle ride organised by staff at Simon Hopkins Electrical Services last year to raise...

 
Swansea 0 - Napoli 0: Swans are frustrated by Italian giants Napoli

Swansea 0 - Napoli 0: Swans are frustrated by Italian giants Napoli

Garry Monk's side, still finding their bearings after the surprise sacking of Michael Laudrup at the start of the month, were the better side for much of the first leg of their Europa League last-32 tie. Napoli were expected to give the Premier League...

 
Dinpro 1 - Tottenham 0: Roberto Soldado's gaffe costs Spurs dear

Dinpro 1 - Tottenham 0: Roberto Soldado's gaffe costs Spurs dear

Tim Sherwood's men rode their luck before and after Dnipro golden boy Yevhen Konoplyanka netted from the spot in the 81st minute. The £15million Liverpool transfer target converted his spot-kick off a post to leave Tottenham reflecting on a...

 
COMMENT: For a record buy it's another fine Mesut!

COMMENT: For a record buy it's another fine Mesut!

But the Russian billionaire still trusts Arsene Wenger to make the investments necessary to bridge the gap with teams like Bayern Munich. Usmanov is a 30 per cent shareholder in the club but saw the £42.5million signing crawl into his shell at the...

 


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