News archive from 4 February 2014

Intel tightens executive pay as PC demand slows

The steps to push executives to perform better were the latest indication that Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich, who took over almost a year ago, is streamlining the chipmaker in the face of slow demand. Performance-based equity awards for...

 
Comment: Osborne plays waiting game on Lloyds

Comment: Osborne plays waiting game on Lloyds

WE SHOULD all be shocked by the latest sums set aside to compensate customers for mis-sold payment protection insurance. Sadly, the frequency of these revelations is so commonplace that they have lost their ability to surprise, let alone shock. The...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Jobs saved as Flybe plan jets towards costs target

Jobs saved as Flybe plan jets towards costs target

Regional airline Flybe said it would lay off fewer staff than previously thought, as it revealed an uptick in business over the winter. The carrier said its turnaround plan, which involves shedding jobs, cutting routes and grounding aircraft, was...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
CBI study shows manufacturing confidence building

CBI study shows manufacturing confidence building

Smaller manufacturers are planning to spend more on plant and machinery and take on staff, according to a survey out today. The CBI, which polled more than 300 small and medium-sized manufacturing businesses, said that as the economic recovery took...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Corruption is costing Europe £100bn says EU

Corruption is costing Europe £100bn says EU

CORRUPTION across the European Union is costing member states nearly £100 billion a year, according to a damning report which reveals that three out of four people in the continent believe the problem is "widespread" in their country....

 
Olympic snowboarding course changed after accident

Olympic snowboarding course changed after accident

ORGANISERS at the Russian winter Olympics have been forced to change the snowboarding course after the Norwegian favourite broke his collarbone during a training run. The announcement came as Britain’s Olympic hopefuls, including Scots snowboarder Ben...

 
Ukraine: Opposition seeking to weaken president

Ukraine: Opposition seeking to weaken president

Leaders of the anti-government protests that have gripped Ukraine's capital for more than two months have said they will seek constitutional changes to weaken the president's powers. The changes are expected to be discussed in parliament today....

 
Nelson Mandela leaves £2.5m estate

Nelson Mandela leaves £2.5m estate

Former South African president and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela left an estate worth £2.5 million to family members, the ruling African National Congress, former staff and several local schools, according to a reading of his will yesterday. The...

 

Facebook's Paper becomes instant hit - and attracts trouble over its name

Facebook's new app Paper has become an instant hit with customers, rocketing up the charts within hours of its release. The newsreader app replaces many of the parts of its traditional app - and sparked fears it could kill the traditional Facebook app...

 

Lockheed Martin fires most powerful portable LASER weapon it has ever created in hi-tech race to replace...

0 View comments It is a weapon that could mean the end of traditional missiles. Lockheed Martin revealed is has tested the a 30-kilowatt electric fiber laser, the highest power ever fired. The firm says the weapon could eventually be mounted on jets,...

 

Review: John Newman, 02 Academy, Glasgow

It is one of the great tragedies of linear time that Lolo's "Year Round Summer of Love" has not yet had the opportunity to become a summertime anthem. The Brooklyn singer's last single has all the right ingredients: a great beat, a catchy...

 
Birdman lands award

Birdman lands award

A man who has devoted his life to nature conservation has been honoured with a top award. David Mower, of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, was presented with the Bittern Award. The award is made annually by the Arnside and Silverdale...

 
Blackpool booze ban hearing gets underway

Blackpool booze ban hearing gets underway

Blackpool must rein in licensing hours if it is to restore its reputation as a safe place to live in and visit, the first day of a hearing into proposals to ban the sale of booze after 3am heard. The resort’s police chiefs presented the council’s...

 
Edinburgh Bronze Age bodies ‘part of burial sites’

Edinburgh Bronze Age bodies ‘part of burial sites’

Two Bronze Age bodies discovered beneath an Edinburgh primary school could be part of a nationally significant network of burial plots, archaeologists said. The discovery of the adult-sized figures, from about 4,000 years ago, has stunned local...

 
SNP faces showdown over bid to beat bedroom tax

SNP faces showdown over bid to beat bedroom tax

The UK government is set to block SNP moves to pump in an extra £15 million of emergency funding to effectively neutralise the impact of the so-called bedroom tax in Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon yesterday demanded the green light from Westminster to...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Politics
 


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