News archive from 12 February 2013

Sponsored by 44 Scotland Street: Interesting somnambulism cases

Sponsored by 44 Scotland Street: Interesting somnambulism cases

The twenty-seventh installment of Alexander McCall Smith's new daily novel Dr MACGREGOR would not normally have allowed himself such an excursus with a patient, but he felt an essential rapport with Angus and so he spoke quite freely. “The first thing...

 
RBS Libor fall-guy tells MPs ‘Do not waste my death’

RBS Libor fall-guy tells MPs ‘Do not waste my death’

THE Royal Bank of Scotland executive who fell on his sword for the Libor- rigging scandal pleaded yesterday for the company to clean up its act so that his gesture is not futile. John Hourican, who is carrying the can for the affair as chief executive...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Comment: Why we need a close watch on the watchdogs

Comment: Why we need a close watch on the watchdogs

THE blame game over who was responsible for the banking crisis has claimed some notable scalps, but there are still those who have remained under the radar of public criticism. It emerged yesterday that there is to be closer inspection of those whose...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Proserv grabs brace of North Sea deals

OIL and gas technology firm Proserv has picked up two deals worth more than £15 million to install communication and control systems in the North Sea. The Aberdeenshire company, which last month secured a £133m refinancing with a syndicate of six...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Archer lands industry first with oil well capping for Statoil

ARCHER, the Aberdeen-based oilfield services group, has claimed a first for the industry by using a modular rig to plug and abandon 12 gas wells for Norwegian firm Statoil. Work on the three-year deal in the Heimdal field, worth an estimated $115...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Oil producer EnQuest secures £145m in bond issue

ENQUEST, the largest independent producer in the North Sea, has raised £145 million from investors after becoming the first oil and gas company to issue a retail bond. Chief executive Amjad Bseisu said he was “delighted” by the level of interest shown...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

Thistle Pubs company put up for sale

A SCOTTISH pub company which operates seven outlets across central Scotland has put itself up for sale. The Thistle Pubs Company III was set up in 2006 under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) which offered tax breaks to investors in return for...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 
Watchdog investigating $11billion Autonomy-HP merger

Watchdog investigating $11billion Autonomy-HP merger

THE Financial Reporting Council (FRC) watchdog is investigating accounts for software firm Autonomy in the run up to its takeover by Hewlett-Packard (HP). The $11 billion (£7bn) deal has since led to allegations that Autonomy’s value was inflated,...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Business
 

UK falls behind in lung cancer survival rates

LUNG cancer survival rates in the UK lag behind five other developed countries, researchers have found. One-year survival rates for non-small cell lung cancer – the most common form of the disease – are not as good as those in Australia, Canada,...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Health
 
EU states accused of interfering in Kenyan election

EU states accused of interfering in Kenyan election

KENYA'S foreign minister has summoned European Union ambassadors after Britain, France and others said they would have only limited contact with Uhuru Kenyatta, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague for crimes against...

 
Stolen scrap metal the new Greek currency

Stolen scrap metal the new Greek currency

WHEN Greece adopted the euro, it poured billions into modernising its infrastructure, building spectacular bridges, roads and a new rail network for Athens. Now, locked in recession and crushed by debt, Greeks are targeting many of those projects,...

 
RIO FERDINAND: REUNION WILL RATTLE CRISTIANO RONALDO

RIO FERDINAND: REUNION WILL RATTLE CRISTIANO RONALDO

RIO FERDINAND fears the only way to stop Cristiano Ronaldo is to turn him into a emotional wreck. Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo will line up against Manchester United in the Champions League tomorrow in their mouth-watering last-16 clash. It will be...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
Libya marks revolution with trepidation not celebration

Libya marks revolution with trepidation not celebration

THOUSANDS of militiamen have been deployed across Tripoli, guarding intersections and checking vehicles, amid fears of violence as Libya marks the second anniversary of its revolution on Friday. The failure of the government to deliver on promises of...

 
ROBERTO MANCINI THREATENS TO CHOP CITY FLOPS

ROBERTO MANCINI THREATENS TO CHOP CITY FLOPS

ROBERTO MANCINI will wield the axe as he looks to save his job and crumbling season. The Manchester City boss has been stunned by his side's collapse in the title race. Mancini's men slumped to a shock 3-1 weekend defeat at Southampton and his...

Daily Star, 00:04 in Sport
 
Alex Massie: Obama’s second term blues

Alex Massie: Obama’s second term blues

THE US president prepares to deliver his state of the union address, but with a divided Congress he faces a battle to deliver measurable achievements, writes Alex Massie BARACK Obama will disappoint this evening. The state of the union address, which...

 


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