News archive from 11 March 2014

American skiing duo Nichols and Victor airlifted to hospital after crashing out of Super-G at Winter...

0 View comments American skiers Alana Nichols and Stephani Victor are "conscious and responsive" in hospital after being airlifted from the mountain following horror crashes at the Winter Paralympics in Sochi. Nichols and Victor were two of...

Daily Mail, 23:42 in Sport
 

Bayern could trick ref into sending off my men! Wenger demands 'fair chance' from officials ahead of...

Arsene Wenger has waged war on football’s dirty tricks in the build-up to Arsenal's Champions League last-16 clash with Bayern Munich. The Arsenal manager demanded a ‘fair chance’ from Norwegian referee Svein Oddvar Moen after claiming Arjen Robben...

Daily Mail, 23:42 in Sport
 

The interactive map that reveals New York's mood (and just how much residents really complain)

As anyone who has spent time in New york knows, residents are rarely shy of voicing their concerns and complaints about their city. A new map shows them in real time - revealing the mood of every neighborhood. Created by Microsoft, it uses data from...

 

Neil Young reveals plan to take a bite out of Apple with $399 PonoMusic player and download store

Legendary musician Neil Young has revealed plans for a high end digital music player and download service to take on Apple. Called Pono Music, it will use a $399 player, and will raise money via Kickstarter. It will offer 'lossless' downloads at a...

 

Malcolm Turnbull slams Biennale’s ‘vicious ingratitude’ to Transfield

Malcolm Turnbull wants the board of the contemporary arts festival to reconsider cutting ties with the Belgiorno-Nettis family. Photograph: Caris Bizzaca/AAP Malcolm Turnbull has called artists of the Biennale festival “viciously ungrateful” for...

 
Police ‘an army of occupation’

Police ‘an army of occupation’

Police accountability has become a hot topic after the recently centralised Scottish force was described as "an army of occupation". Scottish Labour’s justice spokesperson Graeme Pearson condemned the loss of local accountability in...

 
Bean worried that sterling’s rise puts exporters at risk

Bean worried that sterling’s rise puts exporters at risk

Efforts to encourage an export-based economic recovery will struggle if sterling continues to strengthen, one of the Bank of England's deputy governors has warned. Although the UK’s trade deficit fell 11 per cent to £29.9 billion last year, Charlie...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Comment: Scottish economy shadows rise and fall of UK

Comment: Scottish economy shadows rise and fall of UK

THE latest bullish figures from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and a Bank of Scotland purchasing managers' index are being used to prove that the Scottish Government's policies are working, and by the Yes campaign to similarly confirm that...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Forget slipper farmers, tackle soft-shoe shuffle

Forget slipper farmers, tackle soft-shoe shuffle

AT THE National Sheep Association's conference on changes to the common agricultural policy (CAP) last November, plans for the implementation of the reforms were described as "a fog". But, at a further meeting held yesterday to look at the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Ex-S&N finance chief in new role at Britvic board

Ex-S&N finance chief in new role at Britvic board

IAN MCHOUL, the former finance director at Scottish & Newcastle (S&N) who left after its takeover by Heineken six years ago, is to make a return to the drinks industry with a board role at Britvic. McHoul is currently chief financial officer...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Aberdeen is No1 property hot spot in UK

Aberdeen is No1 property hot spot in UK

PROPERTIES around Aberdeen are selling faster than anywhere else in the UK. Three Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire postcodes took the lead as the fastest-selling hotspots over the past year, with a further three featuring in the top 20. Homes are selling in...

 
New banking app to allow payments between phones

New banking app to allow payments between phones

FRIENDS splitting a bill at a restaurant or those who chip in for a colleague's leaving present will be able to repay each other using only their mobile phones under a soon-to-be launched payment scheme. The Payments Council yesterday unveiled details...

 
Ukraine: Cameron threatens Russia with EU sanctions

Ukraine: Cameron threatens Russia with EU sanctions

International powers will meet in London today to draw up a list of Russians who could face asset freezes and travel bans if Moscow fails to de-escalate the crisis over Ukraine, Prime Minister David Cameron has told MPs. In a statement to the House of...

 
Malala makes children plea to Commonwealth

Malala makes children plea to Commonwealth

EDUCATION campaigner Malala Yousafzai has urged the Commonwealth to "build up a bright future" for children across the globe and protect them from being exploited through child labour and trafficking. The schoolgirl activist also called for...

 
Move to block hospital closures law backed by 20 coalition MPs

Move to block hospital closures law backed by 20 coalition MPs

Jeremy Hunt, the health secretary, put forward clause 119. Photograph: Neil Hall/PA About 20 MPs from the coalition parties plan to rebel on Tuesday against government plans that could leave well-run hospitals in danger of being closed if neighbouring...

Guardian, 00:08 in Health
 


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