News archive from 23 March 2012, page 3

Nike sees strong demand, better margins in spring

Nike sees strong demand, better margins in spring

Futures orders, which indicate demand, are a closely-watched metric for Nike products. On a conference call with analysts, the company was upbeat about its prospects for the upcoming Olympics and European Championship, somewhat in contrast to Adidas,...

Reuters, 23:07 in Business
 
Lloyds branches sale to Co-Op proving tricky

Lloyds branches sale to Co-Op proving tricky

Britain's regulator is taking a tough line and requiring the mutually owned conglomerate Co-Operative Group to strengthen its systems and board to prepare for the deal. Several analysts have warned it might have a hard task in taking on and...

Reuters, 23:07 in Business
 
Budget means 1.3million more people will pay 40% tax, experts claim

Budget means 1.3million more people will pay 40% tax, experts claim

The Institute for Fiscal Studies said the number of higher rate taxpayers, who pay a chunk of their income at the 40 per cent level, could rise from 3.7million to 5million by 2014. The increase is due to the chancellor's decision to reduce the...

Metro, 23:12 in Hot News
 
Robert Bales to be charged with 17 counts of murder

Robert Bales to be charged with 17 counts of murder

A US soldier accused of gunning down civilians in southern Afghanistan is to be charged with 17 counts of murder. Robert Bales, an army staff sergeant, also faces six counts of attempted murder and six counts of aggravated assault, an official told AP...

 
March Madness 2012 - live!

March Madness 2012 - live!

Tip-off: And welcome to the Sweet Sixteen... Preamble: March Madness is a lot like an Etch A Sketch — when it reaches the Sweet 16, everything shakes up and starts over. Based on the schools that have made it this far, it looks like the NCAA...

Guardian, 23:16 in Sport
 
Thomas Vermaelen says Arsenal are firm favourites to finish in third

Thomas Vermaelen says Arsenal are firm favourites to finish in third

Thomas Vermaelen insists Arsenal are now firm favourites to finish third in the Premier League after clawing back a 10-point deficit on Tottenham Hotspur. When the two teams met at the Emirates Stadium on 26 February, Tottenham could have gone 13...

Guardian, 23:16 in Sport
 
Samir Nasri relishes Premier League showdown with Manchester United

Samir Nasri relishes Premier League showdown with Manchester United

Samir Nasri has underlined the confidence running through Manchester City after their comeback against Chelsea by revealing he hopes Manchester United do not drop a point before they arrive at the Etihad Stadium for a potential title decider on 30...

Guardian, 23:16 in Sport
 
Carlos Tevez's return has added extra spice to Manchester's title race

Carlos Tevez's return has added extra spice to Manchester's title race

It was perfectly understandable that Manchester City should measure victory over Chelsea not only in terms of their indefatigable spirit but its impact on the mood and nerve at Manchester United. The manner of their recovery at the Etihad Stadium and...

Guardian, 23:16 in Sport
 
Andy Roberts had frostbite and reindeer on his mind in spring of 1981

Andy Roberts had frostbite and reindeer on his mind in spring of 1981

Born in East Ham and blessed with the vulpine mien and drooping moustache of a Tombstone lawman, the Derbyshire batsman Ashley Harvey-Walker was a fellow of admirable sangfroid. At Buxton one morning in 1975, he responded to the liveliness of the...

Guardian, 23:16 in Sport
 
Residents go online to keep in touch

Residents go online to keep in touch

RESIDENTS of a Wellingborough care home have been using modern technology to stay in touch with family members living abroad. Two elderly residents of Bilton Court Care Home, Windermere Drive, have been emailing loved ones in Thailand and America....

 
Pupils battle to become quiz champions

Pupils battle to become quiz champions

Pupils from six schools battled through round after round of questions to be crowned quiz champions. Pupils from six junior and primary schools took part in the annual school quiz organised by the Rotary Club of Rushden last week. Quiz master and...

 
Two British men shot dead on holiday for ‘refusing to pay mugger'

Two British men shot dead on holiday for ‘refusing to pay mugger'

James Kouzaris, 24, and James Cooper, 25, were killed after a drunken night out - Mr Cooper was shot four times and Mr Kouzaris twice in the back.They were found without their shirts on, and with their trousers round their thighs. The pair had been...

Metro, 23:26 in Hot News
 

Iraq's judiciary denies Hashemi bodyguard tortured

His case has stirred a political crisis in Iraq and threatened a fragile power-sharing agreement of Shi'ites, Sunnis and Kurds led by Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. Hashemi, Iraq's most senior Sunni Arab politician, said on Wednesday one of...

 
Women take over the reins

Women take over the reins

AN all-women village hall committee has been formed in Thorpe Satchville to continue the good work of three community stalwarts. Former committee members Peter Bodington, Richard Hooley and Mark Thurley stepped down last month after running the...

 

Boeing backs rival in EU row, stands firm on WTO

The chief executive of Boeing Commercial Airplanes joined a chorus of criticism of the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme that will charge airlines for emissions, something Brussels believes necessary to help defeat climate change. "This is not about...

Reuters, 23:30 in Business
 


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