News archive from 10 March 2014

Queen praises ‘strength of the Commonwealth’

Queen praises ‘strength of the Commonwealth’

THE QUEEN has used her Commonwealth Day message to praise the family of nations as a "powerful influence of good for the future". She stressed that experiences across the Commonwealth may be different but everyone is focused on the same...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
Test predicts Alzheimer’s ‘with 90% accuracy’

Test predicts Alzheimer’s ‘with 90% accuracy’

A BLOOD test to predict whether someone will develop Alzheimer's disease has been devised by scientists. The test looks at changes in the blood which indicate a patient could experience dementia caused by Alzheimer’s or milder forms of memory loss...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Hot News
 
I want Crimea peace, Putin tells Cameron

I want Crimea peace, Putin tells Cameron

RUSSIA wants to find a peaceful resolution to the Crimea crisis, Vladimir Putin has told David Cameron in a telephone conversation. Mr Cameron called the Kremlin yesterday as world leaders joined a fresh round of efforts to persuade Moscow to pull...

 
UAE brands Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

UAE brands Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

The United Arab Emirates has thrown its support behind neighbouring Saudi Arabia's decision to label the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation, increasing Gulf Arab pressure on the Islamist group. Saudi Arabia listed the 86-year-old Brotherhood...

 
North Korea keeps an eye on the people in election

North Korea keeps an eye on the people in election

North Korean voters made a choice yesterday when they voted for a new national legislature, but not for candidates. The ruling elite had already done that for them, and there was only one per district. They were allowed to vote "yes" or...

 
73 arrested at US university’s Blarney Blowout

73 arrested at US university’s Blarney Blowout

AN EARLY St Patrick's Day celebration near the main campus of the University of Massachusetts spiralled out of control, pitting police in riot gear against thousands of drunken and unruly revellers at the annual "Blarney Blowout". More than...

 
EU foreign policy chief pessimistic over Iran deal

EU foreign policy chief pessimistic over Iran deal

The European Union's foreign policy chief said there is "no guarantee" world powers will reach a final deal with Iran. Catherine Ashton has been in Tehran for meetings with Iranian officials on negotiations over the country’s nuclear...

 
Humanity says happy birthday to world wide web

Humanity says happy birthday to world wide web

THE 25th anniversary of the world wide web will be celebrated around the globe this week. The milestone will be marked on Wednesday, a quarter of a century since it was first proposed by British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee. For anybody...

 
Brian Ferguson: Delays will not hurt box-office

Brian Ferguson: Delays will not hurt box-office

DELAYS in rebuilding or renovation have not hurt venues' box-office in the past, writes Brian Ferguson. It was a day book-ended with forays inside two of the nation’s cultural jewels – one at the either end of the M8. There was no disguising the fact...

 
Criminal gangs link to one in ten cigarettes

Criminal gangs link to one in ten cigarettes

tobacco smuggling in Scotland has risen by a third in the past two years and is being used to fund paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland and Eastern European criminal gangs, according to a new report. A survey carried out last year by former...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Health
 
Scientists track down source of ‘silent killer’

Scientists track down source of ‘silent killer’

Scottish scientists have traced the origins of a type of fat known as a "silent killer" which they hope could help lead to new treatments. The researchers in Edinburgh found that visceral fat - which builds up dangerously around organs, even...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Health
 
ESpark fired up over ‘whirlwind’ year for start-ups

ESpark fired up over ‘whirlwind’ year for start-ups

Business accelerator programme Entrepreneurial Spark (ESpark) doubled the number of firms under its auspices in a "whirlwind" 12 months last year, while the combined turnover of its incumbents more than quadrupled. Backed by some of...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 

Brown unveils vision for Scotland

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown will today propose six "major" constitutional changes to revamp the UK's relationship with Scotland, in a key speech outlining his vision for the country within the Union. Mr Brown will argue his plans for...

 
PR aims to test her mettle in Tough Mudder event

PR aims to test her mettle in Tough Mudder event

ONE PR operative who doesn't mind getting her hands dirty is Melissa Clark, account executive at Holyrood Partnership in Edinburgh. She is in training for Tough Mudder, a race full of physical endurance tests, at Dalkeith Park in June. It involves 12...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
Comment: Small firms need big voice on independence

Comment: Small firms need big voice on independence

Big companies have made headlines, but SMEs are vital to Scotland's future growth - so let's hear from them, writes Michael Westmacott The referendum debate is picking up speed, with heavy guns deployed on both sides. Airlines and some manufacturers...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 


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