News archive from 12 May 2013

Boroughmuir campaigners say new site ‘too small’

Boroughmuir campaigners say new site ‘too small’

COMMUNITY leaders have attacked plans to cram Boroughmuir High pupils into a new building they claim will not be big enough to hold them. They hit out as education chiefs pressed ahead with proposals to build replacement premises for Boroughmuir –...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Learning
 
Pakistan election: Voters ignore risk of violence

Pakistan election: Voters ignore risk of violence

PAKISTANIS thronged to the polls yesterday, despite a backdrop of violence, in a historic vote which pitted a former cricket star against a veteran prime minister and an unpopular incumbent. SEE ALSO: • Pakistan: Polling day looms for historic...

 
LEINSTER EDGE PAST GLASGOW

LEINSTER EDGE PAST GLASGOW

Leinster's double dreams are still alive after they came through a gripping RaboDirect PRO12 semi-final against Glasgow Warriors with a 17-15 win at the RDS. Mark Bennett's 75th-minute try got the Warriors back within two points of the hosts, but...

Daily Star, 00:03 in Sport
 
Astronauts take rare spacewalk to fix leak

Astronauts take rare spacewalk to fix leak

A PAIR of astronauts carried out a rare spacewalk yesterday in hurried efforts to patch a dangerous ammonia leak at the International Space Station. American astronauts Christopher Cassidy and Thomas Marshburn completed the emergency task by replacing...

 
Car bombs kill 43 in Turkish border town

Car bombs kill 43 in Turkish border town

TWO car bombs exploded in a Turkish town near the border with Syria yesterday, killing an estimated 43 people and wounding about 140 others. Turkey’s deputy prime minister said Syria’s intelligence and military were “the usual suspects” behind the...

 
Bangladesh factory collapse: Survivor recovering

Bangladesh factory collapse: Survivor recovering

A TEENAGER pulled alive from the rubble of an eight-storey clothing factory 17 days after it collapsed, was recovering in hospital yesterday. Seamstress Reshma Begum, 19, was said to be well but suffering panic attacks. The death toll from...

 
Part of White House evacuated after ‘smoke seen’

Part of White House evacuated after ‘smoke seen’

PART of the White House has been evacuated after reports that smoke was spotted emerging from an electrical closet. The West Wing of the iconic building was cleared after an indication of danger to President Barack Obama, according to CNN and Fox...

 
Sir Tom Hunter poised to seal Canadian acquisition

Sir Tom Hunter poised to seal Canadian acquisition

SIR Tom Hunter's West Coast Capital is involved in a sizeable acquisition in Canada that is close to reaching agreement. West Coast is an investor in eCommera, a fast-growing electronic commerce platform for the retail industry that has been in talks...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Cash help for firms to cut energy bills

Cash help for firms to cut energy bills

BUSINESS Secretary Vince Cable is encouraging firms to seize the chance of government match-funding to increase their energy efficiency and better compete with US rivals benefiting from America's shale gas revolution. Cable attended the launch of a...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
QikServe food app in InnSuites US hotels deal

QikServe food app in InnSuites US hotels deal

A TECHNOLOGY firm that has helped to deliver food to Butlins holidaymakers and Heart of Midlothian football fans has sealed its first deal in the United States. QikServe’s mobile phone app allows customers to order and pay for food and drinks on their...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Banking buyout opens up Tesco and Sainsbury’s battle

Banking buyout opens up Tesco and Sainsbury’s battle

SAINSBURY'S decision to buy out its banking joint venture partner last week has opened up a new battle for the supermarket shopper. The group splashed out £288 million to take full control of Sainsbury’s Bank from Bank of Scotland with whom it had...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

RBS and Lloyds outline plans to go private

THE charm offensive by Britain's two part-nationalised banks will continue this week as Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland attempt to convince investors they are ready to revert to 
private ownership. The banks are expected to...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Drilling to begin at Paraguay oil assets

OIL firm President Energy recently said it believed progress at its interests in Paraguay was set to lead to a step-change at the 
company. In comments accompanying the firm’s full-year results, chairman Peter Levine said: “By any measure,...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Dixons Retail to reveal continuing surge in sales

MORE sales cheer is on the cards from PC World and Currys parent Dixons Retail when it updates on trading on Thursday as it continues to benefit from the demise of rival Comet and a booming tablet computer market. Deutsche Bank analyst Charlie...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Coutu to pump ‘significant sum’ into Scottish firm

SHERRY Coutu, the Canadian entrepreneur and angel investor, has revealed plans to invest a significant sum in a high-growth Scottish firm. She declined to give details of the firm but it will be her first investment north of the Border, adding to a...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 


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