'I met every player last week one-to-one and, as there were 35 of them, it was a long day'
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Friday 27 June 2008
This takes off from the same premise as Wanted, only here the reluctant superhero is a slob rather than a weed.
Tuesday 24 June 2008
Friday 20 June 2008
So let me see if I've got this right. Airbus, owned by EADS, is invited to bid for America's biggest defence contract in years, a $40bn order to supply the United States Air Force with refuelling tankers. Only it knows it has little hope of securing the order because whether Airbus comes up with the better tender or not, the Americans will always find a way of awarding the contract to their own homegrown aircraft manufacturer, Boeing.
Thursday 19 June 2008
A US government oversight office plunged one of the defence industry's most lucrative and bitterly contested contracts into chaos yesterday when it backed a protest from Boeing against the US Air Force's decision to award a $40bn (£20.4bn) in-flight refuelling aircraft replacement programme to its European rival EADS.
Thursday 19 June 2008
Pleas by ministers for pay restraint have been met with contempt by the unions, emboldened by the Shell tanker drivers' 14 per cent rise over two years, way above the latest rate of inflation of 3.3 per cent and a remarkable result for the Unite union.
Wednesday 18 June 2008
The deal aimed at ending the bitter fuel tanker drivers' dispute is worth around 14 per cent over two years, it emerged today.
Saturday 14 June 2008
A strike by petrol tanker drivers started to bite yesterday as motorists were urged to stay calm and only drive if absolutely necessary. With the Army on standby and the prospect of a second action next week if talks fail again, hauliers supplying Shell stations walked out at 6am.
Tuesday 10 June 2008
A planned strike by oil tanker drivers was attacked by Downing Street today as motorists were urged not to start panic buying.
Thursday 01 May 2008
Clarkson, the world's largest shipping broker, yesterday fired its chief executive just a day after it was forced to make its second provision this year against a $67m (£34m) legal dispute with Sovcomflot, the Russian state-owned tanker giant.
Friday 25 April 2008
Preparations are under way for the possible closure of a pipeline that delivers 30% of the UK's daily oil output, BP said today.
Wednesday 12 March 2008
Louis Gallois, the chief executive of EADS, has failed to convince the market that the aerospace and defence giant had finally put the worst behind it.
Monday 10 March 2008
Rescue workers were battling "horrendous" weather today as they towed a stricken tanker with 13 crew aboard to safety.
Monday 03 March 2008
US aerospace giant Boeing is considering appealing against the Pentagon's surprise decision to award a $35bn (£17.6bn) aircraft contract to its rivals Northrop Grumman and EADS.
Saturday 09 February 2008
The first sign that something was wrong inside the large tanker parked under a flyover came at 8.15am yesterday when Pete Hobbs and his colleagues heard a faint banging. Then as they approached the lorry, the plaintive cries from inside became audible. They said: "Help us. We're dying."
Friday 08 February 2008
The driver of a tanker found carrying eight suspected illegal immigrants was arrested today on suspicion of people trafficking.
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