News archive from 14 February 2013

'Whiteout' delays chairlift probe

Heavy snow has delayed an investigation into a chairlift accident which injured five children and an adult and left 36 people stranded. A chairlift derailed at the Lecht ski centre at Corgarff, Aberdeenshire, on Tuesday, stranding skiers in freezing...

 
Shale oil 'to boost world economy by up to $2.7tn'

Shale oil 'to boost world economy by up to $2.7tn'

Shale oil production could boost the world economy by up to $2.7tn (£1.7tn) by 2035, according to a report. The extra supply could reach up to 12% of global oil production, or 14 million barrels a day, and push global oil prices down by up to 40%,...

BBC, 00:01 in Business
 
Whiplash claim system must change, says Aviva

Whiplash claim system must change, says Aviva

The UK's biggest insurer has said that motorists' premiums could be cut by an average of £60 a year by changing the system of whiplash claims. Aviva has called for a new process that would force victims to put their claims directly to the insurer of...

BBC, 00:01 in Business
 
BBC to air comedy-drama on British soldiers serving in Afghanistan

BBC to air comedy-drama on British soldiers serving in Afghanistan

BBC3’s comedy-drama Bluestone 42 follows a bomb disposal squad on a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Photograph: BBC It features bad language, sexual innuendo, sexism and childish bante, but the BBC hopes new series Bluestone 42 will make a little bit of...

Guardian, 00:02 in Showbiz
 
Sponsored by 44 Scotland Street: Today’s news

Sponsored by 44 Scotland Street: Today’s news

The twenty-ninth installment of Alexander McCall Smith's daily novel Volume 9 Episode 29 ALTHOUGH Bertie had planned to say nothing about his birthday at school that day, the matter was brought up in a daily slot in the class timetable, Today’s News....

 
Sponsored by Polar explorers wives: New book tells their story

Sponsored by Polar explorers wives: New book tells their story

THE wives of the great Polar explorers were astonishing in their own right, but they were eclipsed by the exploits of their spouses. Now a new book tells their amazing stories. As the little whaling steamer the Kite left Brooklyn dock for the Arctic...

 
Theatre: The Seafarer | Go Back For Murder

Theatre: The Seafarer | Go Back For Murder

Two fine productions - in their very different ways - explore the healing and destructive powers of love THE SEAFARER PERTH THEATRE * * * * GO BACK FOR MURDER KING’S THEATRE, EDINBURGH * * * St Valentine’s Day; but alas, there are no romantic comedies...

 
Dance: BalletBoyz - The Talent 2013

Dance: BalletBoyz - The Talent 2013

TWO shows next week are taking an unashamedly populist approach to contemporary dance - with the help of good-looking boys and a bit of "artetainment', writes Kelly Apter Friendships forged as teenagers aren’t necessarily built to last. But when...

 

Dance: Second Coming - Scottish Dance Theatre

As titles go, it couldn't be more apt. In 2003, Victor Quijada won the Peter Darrell Choreographic Award, allowing him to travel from his home in Montreal to Scottish Dance Theatre's base in Dundee. There, he created a brand new work for the company -...

 
Critics’ choice: Highlander | Slick | Calexico

Critics’ choice: Highlander | Slick | Calexico

What to see this week THEATRE SLICK TRAVERSE, EDINBURGH, UNTIL 16 FEBRUARY, AND ON TOUR TO ABERDEEN, KIRKCALDY, PAISLEY, DUNDEE, INVERNESS, PEEBLES AND GLASGOW IN THE bathroom of the flat Wee Malky shares with his unsatisfactory parents, something is...

 
Exhibitions: Ice Age Art - British Museum

Exhibitions: Ice Age Art - British Museum

THE exquisite work on many of these unimaginably old pieces gives the lie to the spurious notion that modern art is the pinnacle towards which all artists who came before have strived Ice Age Art: Arrival of the Modern Mind BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON * *...

 

'Whiteout' delays chairlift probe

Heavy snow has delayed an investigation into a chairlift accident which injured five children and an adult and left 36 people stranded. A chairlift derailed at the Lecht ski centre at Corgarff, Aberdeenshire, on Tuesday, stranding skiers in freezing...

 
Shareholders approve Trinity takeover of Bayfield

Shareholders approve Trinity takeover of Bayfield

OIL explorer Bayfield Energy confirmed production from its main offshore field in Trinidad and Tobago has been hit by a power outage on the day investors voted through its merger with Trinity. Yesterday shareholders approved the reverse takeover of...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 

'Whiteout' delays chairlift probe

Heavy snow has delayed an investigation into a chairlift accident which injured five children and an adult and left 36 people stranded. A chairlift derailed at the Lecht ski centre at Corgarff, Aberdeenshire, on Tuesday, stranding skiers in freezing...

 
Comcast seals NBC Universal deal

Comcast seals NBC Universal deal

AMERICAN cable television giant Comcast is to buy the 49 per cent of film studio NBC Universal that it doesn't already own from General Electric (GE) for £10.6 billion. Comcast had bought its original stake from GE in 2011, having failed in a hostile...

Scotsman, 00:04 in Business
 


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