News archive from 18 July 2014

Tourism gets tech savvy in Southern and Eastern Africa

Tourism gets tech savvy in Southern and Eastern Africa

Pristine beaches, wild animals and vibrantly colourful cities - Africa has something for everyone. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business Joining up Ghana's healthcare to save lives Ivory Coast stallholders turn to...

 
David Cameron and Jean-Claude Juncker high-five

David Cameron and Jean-Claude Juncker high-five

EUROPEAN Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker gave David Cameron a high-five as they met in Brussels yesterday, in an apparent sign he is not harbouring a grudge over the Prime Minister's failed attempt to block him from getting the EU's top job....

Scotsman, 00:03 in Hot News
 
Ukraine crash: Did Russians arm separatists?

Ukraine crash: Did Russians arm separatists?

ADVANCED ground-to-air missiles linked to the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 were until now only thought to belong to governments - not separatist groups - sparking fresh safety fears in the aviation industry. At the height the aircraft was flying...

 
Australia drops its CO2 pollution tax

Australia drops its CO2 pollution tax

AUSTRALIA'S government has repealed a controversial carbon tax on the nation's worst greenhouse gas polluters, ending years of contention over a measure that became political poison for those who imposed it. The senate voted 39 to 32 to axe the...

 
18 years for actress who sent poison to president

18 years for actress who sent poison to president

AN ACTRESS who sent ricin-laced letters to president Barack Obama and the New York City mayor, and then tried to blame the crime on her soon-to-be ex-husband has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. A federal judge gave Shannon Guess Richardson, 36,...

 
Give disabled people support to live, not right to die

Give disabled people support to live, not right to die

WITH the House of Lords to consider today the Assisted Suicide Bill tabled by Lord Falconer, how informed are our lords and bishops who are about to preside over such a potentially momentous shift in medical care? Last weekend, former Archbishop of...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Health
 
Oil firms play ‘wait-and-see’ amid North Sea changes

Oil firms play ‘wait-and-see’ amid North Sea changes

NORTH SEA firms are adopting a "wait-and-see" approach before making fresh investment decisions, according to a new survey which highlights a sharp fall in drilling activity. The research, released today by professional services giant...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Comment: Timely boost for Grangemouth

Comment: Timely boost for Grangemouth

It WAS quite obviously a coincidence that Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander
announced one of the biggest boosts for Scottish manufacturing in recent times on the same day that First Minister Alex Salmond was in Liverpool for...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Microsoft to axe jobs in bid to become ‘more agile’

Microsoft to axe jobs in bid to become ‘more agile’

TECHNOLOGY group Microsoft has unveiled the largest round of job cuts in its history, with 18,000 roles set to disappear in the next year as it works to integrate the Nokia mobile phone business it bought in April. Cutbacks had been expected following...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
Apologies over delay in justice for disabled abuse victims

Apologies over delay in justice for disabled abuse victims

Investigators probing the abuse of patients with learning disabilities at a day centre failed to act quickly enough, a top level report has found. An independent report into the ill-treatment of victims at The Solar Centre has been published this...

 
Brain scans decode dream content

Brain scans decode dream content

By analysing subjects' brain activity in the nine seconds before waking them, researchers could predict the content of their dreams. Photograph: David Levene A team of Japanese neuroscientists has used brain scanning technology to read the content of...

 
Boy airlifted to hospital after 60ft cliff plunge

Boy airlifted to hospital after 60ft cliff plunge

A SCHOOLBOY was last night airlifted to hospital after plunging 60 feet down cliffs on to rocks at South Tyneside seafront. The 15-year-old suffered a badly broken leg after falling from cliffs on to rocks at Frenchman’s Bay, Marsden, South Shields,...

 
NHS medicines watchdog lowers bar for statins prescriptions

NHS medicines watchdog lowers bar for statins prescriptions

Statin pills. Photograph: Alamy Around 40% of the adult population could be offered cholesterol-busting statins drugs by their doctors, under official guidance from the NHS medicines watchdog. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence...

Guardian, 00:10 in Health
 
English won’t punish us for ‘Yes’ insists Salmond

English won’t punish us for ‘Yes’ insists Salmond

SCOTTISH independence will open the door to greater political power for England's great northern industrial cities, Alex Salmond said in a keynote speech in Liverpool. And he said that the English will not want to “punish the Scots” in the event of a...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 
Republicans ‘freedom’ letters probe reveals two more possible blunders

Republicans ‘freedom’ letters probe reveals two more possible blunders

A JUDGE-LED review ordered after an IRA bomb suspect was wrongly given a government assurance he was not wanted by UK police has identified two other cases where similar errors were apparently made. Lady Justice Hallett, who was asked by Prime...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Hot News
 


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