Obituary: Betty Ford

Elizabeth Ann Bloomer Warren Ford: 8th April 1918 – 8th July 2011. Betty Ford was the wife of the former President of the United States, Gerald Ford, and served as the First Lady of the United States from 1974 to 1977. Famous for her candid opinions and limitless energy, the former First Lady was best … Read more Obituary: Betty Ford

Economy: IMF Releases Global Financial Stability Report

The International Momentary Fund has released its April 2011 Global Financial Stability Report, which identifies a modest recovery in advanced economies and a “robust” recovery in emerging economies. Pointing out the global vulnerability to shocks such as oil prices affected by uncertainty in the Middle East & North Africa region, the report provides a reminder … Read more Economy: IMF Releases Global Financial Stability Report

Economics: Outlook for the Euro Area in 2011 and 2012

A new report published by the European Forecasting Network at the European University Institute predicts an upswing in the global economy following the expansion of trade and production over the Winter. The research group, which brings together economists from several European universities and institutions, identifies commodity prices and low confidence as the primary risk factors … Read more Economics: Outlook for the Euro Area in 2011 and 2012

Obituary: Loleatta Holloway

Loleatta Holloway, the famed disco and soul singer from Chicago, has passed away age 64. Best known for the dancefloor fillers “Hit and Run”, “Love Sensation” and the vocals for “Relight My Fire”, the former Gospel singer started out with the Holloway Community Singers. Epitomising the sound of the seventies, Holloway had chart topping hits with a … Read more Obituary: Loleatta Holloway

Fashion: Julien Fourniè Spring Summer 2011 Couture

Julien Fourniè’s Spring Summer couture collection for 2011 contains a carnival of colour and futuristic silhouettes befitting of one of the very best Parisian couturiers. The line is bursting with life, energy and fun. Space-age corsets, flowing trains, sparkles, primary colours and zip-up suits make Julien Fourniè the go-to designer for the 21st century superwoman.

Football: Arsenal v Birmingham, Carling Cup Final 2011 Preview

The first football final of the English 2010/2011 season takes place on Sunday 27th February 2011, as Arsenal take on Birmingham at Wembley Stadium, London, in the Final of the Carling Cup. Arsenal are missing key players, as their captain, Cesc Fabregas has a hamstring problem, and attacking midfielder, Theo Walcott, has an ankle injury. … Read more Football: Arsenal v Birmingham, Carling Cup Final 2011 Preview

Football: UEFA Champions League 2011 Results, Wednesday 16 February 2011

The first leg matches of two more UEFA Champions League 2011 Round of 16 matches took place on the evening of Wednesday 16th February 2011, with an entertaining pair of fixtures in England and Italy. Arsenal 2-1 Barcelona Arsenal had never beaten Barcelona prior to this match and, after an opening 45 minutes in which … Read more Football: UEFA Champions League 2011 Results, Wednesday 16 February 2011

Obituary: Major General Francis Nyangweso

Major General Francis Nyangweso (1939 – 2011), has died on 16th February 2011 at the age of 72. Born in Busia, near the eastern territorial boundary of Uganda with Kenya, his career included banking, military leadership and posts with the Ugandan Ministry of Culture, Community Development, Youth and Sports, the Foreign Office and the National … Read more Obituary: Major General Francis Nyangweso

Football: Barclays Premier League Fixtures, Saturday 5 February 2011

Eight Barclays Premier League football matches are scheduled to take place on the afternoon and evening of Saturday 5th February 2011. Stoke v Sunderland – Kick-Off (GMT) 12:45 Stoke and Sunderland play out the day’s early kick-off match at the Britannia Stadium, with both sides looking to establish themselves more firmly in the upper half … Read more Football: Barclays Premier League Fixtures, Saturday 5 February 2011

RBS 6 Nations 2011: Wales v England Preview

Wales v England will kick off the RBS 6 Nations 2011 at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, this evening, at 19:45 CET (20:45 CET) to lift the curtain on the Northern Hemisphere’s biggest international rugby union tournament. Wales Absentees Wales are without the following players, who are all injured or suspended for the opening RBS 6 Nations … Read more RBS 6 Nations 2011: Wales v England Preview

European Countries Sign Up for Spallation Neutron Source Project

Neutrons are being utilised in detailed scientific research which aims to probe deep into the molecular structure of materials from plastics to proteins. However, the sourcing of neutrons has been a problem. Nuclear reactors have been used until now, but with the signing of an agreement last night in Paris, that could all change. Sweden, … Read more European Countries Sign Up for Spallation Neutron Source Project

Chair to be Created in Memory of Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa

One of the founding fathers of the Euro, Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, died on 18th December 2010. The former Italian Minister of Finance was a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (1998-2005) throughout the introduction of the European Monetary Union. Sir David Tweedie, Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), said: “Tommaso … Read more Chair to be Created in Memory of Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa

Obituary: Roque Napoleón Muñoz Peña

Roque Napoleón Muñoz Peña, an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee, has died at the age of 83. Elected to the IOC in 1983, he remained a member until 2008. A civil engineer by profession, he played an important role in the administration of sport within his country. He was President of the NOC … Read more Obituary: Roque Napoleón Muñoz Peña

Royal Wedding: Wedding Day Arrangements Confirmed

Clarence House have this week released details regarding the royal wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton. The couple’s wedding day, scheduled for 29th April 2011 at Westminster Abbey, London, UK, will proceed as follows: Miss Middleton will travel to the wedding service at Westminster Abbey by car along a route … Read more Royal Wedding: Wedding Day Arrangements Confirmed

South American Economy Expected to Grow by 4.2% in 2011

According to a preliminary report published by the División de Dessarollo Económico of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean can be expected to grow by 4.2% in 2011 and maintain an overall deficit of 2%. In the Preliminary Overview of the Economies of Latin … Read more South American Economy Expected to Grow by 4.2% in 2011