News archive from 13 August 2014

Diageo bosses see payouts fall on slow growth

Diageo bosses see payouts fall on slow growth

DIAGEO's Ivan Menezes received a £7.8 million pay package in his first year as chief executive of the drinks giant, although it was almost £500,000 less than he picked up 
in his previous role as chief operating officer. Menezes and the...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Comment: Sport and politics make a dangerous game

Comment: Sport and politics make a dangerous game

THE Commonwealth Games were blessed for the most part by blue skies and glorious sunsets to such an extent that a worldwide television audience must have wondered if this was some other Glasgow they were seeing on their screens. We can only hope for...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Aker agrees record letting deal for Scotland

Aker agrees record letting deal for Scotland

AKER Solutions, the Norwegian oil technology business, has agreed what is believed to be Scotland's biggest office letting as it expands its UK presence. The firm said it would be taking more than 330,000 square feet of office space at a new...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Kimono craze lifts sales at New Look

Kimono craze lifts sales at New Look

NEW Look has hailed a "terrific" set of first-quarter results after making the most of this summer's trends, such as kimono-style tops and printed trousers. The fashion chain also revealed that it h as received a takeover approach for its...

Scotsman, 00:00 in Business
 
Dog walk in aid of Buxton RSPCA

Dog walk in aid of Buxton RSPCA

Macclesfield, SE Cheshire and Buxton RSPCA is holding a sponsored dog walk in Macclesfield Forest on Sunday August 17 between 9am and 4pm. There will be a two-kilometre and a five-kilometre route as well as stalls, quizzes, tombola and refreshments....

 

Legia Warsaw urge UEFA: follow 'football first' logic when you hear our Celtic appeal

UEFA's control and disciplinary body will on Wednesday morning hear Legia's appeal against the governing body's decision to award Celtic a 3-0 second-leg victory following the Polish champions' registration error. Legia saw a 6-1 aggregate victory...

The Herald, 00:02 in Sport
 
Council leaders call for overhaul of children's mental health services

Council leaders call for overhaul of children's mental health services

Chief executive of YoungMinds Sarah Brennan welcomed the LGA highlighting the need for children's mental health service reforms. Photograph: Robert James Egan Services for children with mental health problems need a complete overhaul so youngsters and...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
Police fine hundreds of Yorkshire drivers using new powers

Police fine hundreds of Yorkshire drivers using new powers

HUNDREDS of on-the-spot fines have been handed out to motorists in Yorkshire for offences such as lane-hogging, tailgating and dangerous overtaking on the region's roads since police were given new powers last year. West Yorkshire Police has handed...

 
Nearly half of all Americans will get type 2 diabetes, says study

Nearly half of all Americans will get type 2 diabetes, says study

A patient undergoes a blood test for diabetes, a condition which brings icnreased risk of stroke and heart failure. Photograph: Hugo Philpott/PA How much worse can the type 2 diabetes epidemic get? Shockingly, a new study published by a leading...

Guardian, 00:03 in Health
 
Head teachers' unions and academies team up to establish new league table

Head teachers' unions and academies team up to establish new league table

The new league tables will take into account GCSE results like those being opened above along with extra-curricular activities such as sport and music. Photograph: PA After years of objecting to school league tables, headteachers' unions are to...

Guardian, 00:08 in Learning
 
University tuition fee rise has not deterred poorer students from applying

University tuition fee rise has not deterred poorer students from applying

Students at New College, Oxford. University application rates have continued to recover after falling in the wake of the 2012 rise in tuition fees. Photograph: Alamy The raising of tuition fees to £9,000 has not put off students from disadvantaged...

Guardian, 00:08 in Learning
 
Las Vegas residents pray for snow after drought

Las Vegas residents pray for snow after drought

A 14-YEAR drought in the south-west of the United States has steadily dropped water levels to historic lows, leaving marinas idle in once-teeming Lake Mead, a major water source for the

 
Doukara at the double to send Leeds United through

Doukara at the double to send Leeds United through

Summer signing Souleymane Doukara struck twice on his competitive home debut as Leeds United avoided a banana skin by beating Accrington Stanley to advance to round two of the Capital One Cup. Head coach David Hockaday was able to celebrate his first...

 
UN chiefs warn of Iraq ‘genocide’ as UK sends jets

UN chiefs warn of Iraq ‘genocide’ as UK sends jets

THE deepening humanitarian crisis in Iraq could result in "mass atrocity and possible genocide" unless the international community takes "all possible measures", United Nations human rights experts warned last night, as the UK sent...

 
Israel-Hamas ceasefire holds, new talks begin

Israel-Hamas ceasefire holds, new talks begin

A TEMPORARY Israel-Hamas truce was holding for a second day as of last night. Negotiations on a lasting ceasefire and a long-term solution for the battered Gaza Strip were set to resume in Cairo. A similar three-day truce collapsed on Friday when...

 


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