Thompson

  • Emma Thompson to feature in 'A Walk in the Woods' May 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Emma Thompson will be seen in 'A Walk in the Woods', a big screen adaptation of travel writer Bill Bryson's 1998 memoir. Thompson will star alongside actors Nick Offerman and Kristen Schaal in the film, reports contactmusic.com. Robert Redford originally considered directing after acquiring the film rights in 2005,...
  • I'm a bit bossy; people find it difficult to deal with: Emma Thompson March 19, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Emma Thompson has opened up about the failure of her first marriage to Kenneth Branagh, revealing that she was a little too "bossy" for the actor-director. Now married to her 'Sense & Sensibility' co-star Greg Wise, Thompson says that her six-year marriage to Branagh was doomed because she...
  • Neymar hits back at jibe from Australia striker September 6, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian football star Neymar has hit back at claims by Australian striker Archie Thompson that he is "not as good as people say". Speaking during a press conference ahead of Saturday's clash between Brazil and Australia in an international football friendly at the Mane Garrincha stadium, Neymar said...
  • Wasim Akram marries Australian girlfriend August 22, 2013

    Karachi: Former Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram on Wednesday announced that he had married his Australian girlfriend, Shaniera Thompson, saying he has started a new life on a happy note. "I married Shaniera in Lahore last week in a simple ceremony and this is the start of a new life for me,...
  • Jamaican hurdler smashes 14year record July 13, 2013

    Donetsk, Ukraine: Jamaican sprint hurdler Yanique Thompson has smashed a 14year record and bagged her country's first gold medal at the IAAF World Youth Championships (WYC) in Donetsk, Ukraine. The 17yearold stopped the clock in an amazing 12.94 seconds to win the 100m hurdles at the RSC Olympiyskiy on Friday, reports...
  • Ate at McDonald's every single day, yet lost 20 pounds: CEO May 31, 2013

    New York: They might start calling it the McDiet. McDonald Corp's CEO Don Thompson revealed at an analyst conference this week that he shed about 20 pounds (9 kilograms) in the past year by getting his "butt up" and "working out again". But he said he hasn't changed his habit...
  • Jason Dufner among eight past champs at Zurich Classic April 25, 2013

    Avondale: One year ago, Jason Dufner's victory at the Zurich Classic made him the fifth player in the last eight years to celebrate his maiden PGA Tour triumph in New Orleans. This weekend, Dufner will try to become the first repeat winner in the Big Easy since Carlos Franco in...
  • Michael Thompson gets maiden tour win with Honda victory March 4, 2013

    Florida: American Michael Thompson kept his head in gusty winds to win the Honda Classic on Sunday by two shots from Australian Geoff Ogilvy. In testing conditions, the 27-year-old Thompson, the joint overnight leader, held firm for his first win on the PGA Tour, ending with a birdie on the...
  • Late BBC star Savile suspected of 199 crimes: UK police December 13, 2012

    London: British television star Jimmy Savile is suspected of carrying out an unprecedented number of sex offences including 31 rapes, police said on Wednesday in their most comprehensive review of the scandal. Revelations about Savile, who died last year, provoked outrage across Britain where he had been a household name...
  • Emma Thompson to play 'Mary Poppins' writer October 30, 2012

    London: Emma Thompson is all set to give Tom Hanks a tough time in Walt Disney's biopic 'Saving Mr Banks'. Thompson, 53, is playing the role of 'Mary Poppins' author P L Travers in the film, which is currently being shot while Hanks plays Walt Disney. The actress wore her hair in...
  • Olympic rowing: SA takes gold in coxless fours August 2, 2012

    London: South African rowers pipped Britain and defending champions Denmark to gold at the Olympics in a thrilling lightweight coxless fours race here on Thursday. South Africa's James Thompson, Matthew Brittain, John Smith and Sizwe Ndlovu, world silver medalists, completed the 2km course in six minutes, 2.84 seconds. The British team of...
  • Webb Simpson is 2012 US Open champion June 18, 2012

    San Francisco: Webb Simpson won the US Open and put two more names into the graveyard of champions. Overlooked for so much of the week, Simpson emerged on a fogfilled Sunday at The Olympic Club with four birdies around the turn and a tough chip out of a hole to...
  • ExYahoo CEO not entitled to a severance package May 16, 2012

    New York: Yahoo's former chief executive Scott Thompson, who quit the Internet firm recently amid allegations of manipulating his resume, will not be entitled to a severance package. Severance package are benefits an employees receives on leaving the company in addition to regular pay. ...
  • Scott Thompson quits as Yahoo CEO May 14, 2012

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Scott Thompson has stepped down after a controversy over a fake computer science college degree on his biography, the third CEO in three years to leave the Internet company struggling to define its future. The departure is a victory for hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb...
  • Yahoo CEO Thompson to step down: Reports May 13, 2012

    New York: Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Scott Thompson is stepping down after a controversy over a fake computer science college degree on his biography, according to the blog AllthingsD. Thompson's interim replacement will likely be Yahoo's global media head Ross Levinson. Yahoo's board is also closing in on a settlement with activist...
  • Yahoo CEO says he never provided a resume: Source May 11, 2012

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Scott Thompson, at the centre of a row over his educational qualifications, told his top executives on Thursday he never provided a resume or incorrect information to Yahoo, a source familiar with the situation said. Thompson held a meeting with senior staff to address the...
  • Yahoo CEO Thompson apologises to employees May 8, 2012

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc's board convened on Monday afternoon to discuss the mounting upset surrounding Chief Executive Scott Thompson, who has apologised to employees after being accused last week by activist investor Daniel Loeb of padding his resume, a source with knowledge of the matter said. The source, who declined to...
  • Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson lies on resume May 5, 2012

    San Francisco: Yahoo has confirmed a shareholder's allegation that its chief executive officer (CEO) Scott Thompson did not have a computer science degree as claimed, saying that it is "an inadvertent error". "Scott Thompson's degree at Stonehill College was in bachelor science in accounting. There was an inadvertent error that stated...
  • Yahoo shows signs of life, Alibaba in the cards again April 18, 2012

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc reported an uptick in revenue that marked its first quarterly sales growth in three years, as new Chief Executive Scott Thompson outlined his plan to revamp the struggling Web company. Citing moves to shut down dozens of underperforming online properties, while making online commerce and mobile products...
  • Tom Hanks to star in new 'Mary Poppins' film April 11, 2012

    Los Angeles: Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson are lined up for a film on the behindthescenes drama while making the Disney classic 'Mary Poppins'. The film, titled 'Saving Mr Banks', has a script by Kelly Marcel detailing how Walt Disney spent 14 years coaxing PL Travers, the Australian author of...
  • Yahoo layoffs to begin next week: Report March 31, 2012

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc will begin layoffs of thousands of employees next week and will announce a plan to restructure the company the week after that, according to a media report. Yahoo declined to comment. The layoffs, which will not take place all at once, will mostly affect Yahoo's product, research and...
  • Yahoo cofounder Yang resigns; shares jump January 18, 2012

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc cofounder Jerry Yang has quit the Internet company he started in 1995, potentially appeasing shareholders who had blasted the Internet pioneer for impeding efforts to revive the struggling Web company. Yang's abrupt departure comes two weeks after Yahoo appointed Scott Thompson as its new CEO, and after...
  • Apologise for offensive show, India tells BBC January 12, 2012

    London: India has demanded an apology from the BBC over its presenter Jeremy Clarkson mocking Indian culture during a Christmas special programme while driving around the county, calling it a "breach" of agreement. Clarkson, one of the highest paid BBC presenters known for his controversial comments, presented the Top Gear programme,...
  • Scott Thompson brings tech background to Yahoo January 5, 2012

    New York: Scott Thompson isn't an obvious pick to lead Yahoo, but he brings to the struggling Internet company expertise in technology and operations. Whether that's enough will be determined in the coming weeks and months. Thompson, the head of eBay Inc.'s PayPal online payments business, was named Yahoo's CEO, effective next...
  • Scott Thompson named the new Yahoo CEO January 4, 2012

    New York: Yahoo Inc named Scott Thompson, president of eBay Inc's PayPal division, as its new CEO on Wednesday. The struggling Internet company has been without a permanent CEO since early September. It fired Carol Bartz after losing patience with her attempts to turn around the company during her 2.5 years...
  • World's first sex school opens in Austria December 1, 2011

    London: While many people may think it's an activity which should be best learned behind closed doors, an enterprising Swedish schoolmistress thinks otherwise. YlvaMaria Thompson has opened the world's first international sex school for teaching the art of being better lovers, the Daily Mail reported. The Austrian International Sex School in Vienna...
  • Emma Thompson writing new 'Peter Rabbit' book September 19, 2011

    New York: Academy Awardwinning actress Emma Thompson is writing a new 'Peter Rabbit' story. The book is to be published by Penguin in September 2012. Penguin announced Thursday the book will be called 'The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit.' The book will be set in Scotland, where Peter Rabbit creator Beatrix Potter...
  • Bored student yawns, dislocates jaw, goes viral May 18, 2011

    London: A student in Britain, who was bored during a lecture on government and politics, yawned so hard that it dislocated her jaw. Her footage on YouTube has become a sensation after it was seen 600,000 times. Seventeenyearold Holly Thompson's mouth was stuck open due to the big yawn. She had to...