News archive from 23 June 2012, page 10

CAREY MULLIGAN TO LEAD MEMORY WALK

CAREY MULLIGAN TO LEAD MEMORY WALK

The Never Let Me Go star will lace up her running shoes to join thousands of participants in one of the Alzheimer's Society's Memory Walks, which take place throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland this autumn (12). The cause is close to...

 
Scotsman journalists honoured at Refugee Week awards

Scotsman journalists honoured at Refugee Week awards

TWO Scotsman journalists were honoured at the Refugee Week Scotland Media Awards in Glasgow on Friday night. Reporter Martyn McLaughlin won the national print (News) category, while Chitra Ramaswamy triumphed in the national print (Features)...

 

Tha an fhèill air biadh Albannach a’ sìor fhàs gu h-eadar-nàiseanta

Is fhada o bha Shirley Spear, aig a bheil an taigh bidhe ainmeil "The Three Chimneys" anns an Eilean Sgitheanach, ag r

 

Tha ar maighstirean a’ sireadh cead farchluais oirnn uile

"Tha cho math dhuinne brathadh air an t-sluagh, ach abair

 
Researchers seek safe way to get last drops from ageing oilfields

Researchers seek safe way to get last drops from ageing oilfields

The lifespan of oilfields nearing the end of their existence could be extended, thanks to a major research project being led in Orkney. The study is aimed at mini-mising the impact on the environment as oil companies recover more oil using enhanced...

 

Shell to recover oil trapped at Gannet Alpha

Oil trapped in a North Sea pipeline after a major spill last year is to be recovered by Shell. A leak in a flowline to the Gannet Alpha platform, 113 miles off Aberdeen, resulted in 218 tonnes of oil escaping into the sea. It was eventually plugged,...

 
Scottish Government to offer loans for eco-friendly home improvements

Scottish Government to offer loans for eco-friendly home improvements

Scots are being offered Government loans to install new green energy heating system in their homes, it was announced today. Energy minister Fergus Ewing said an extra 5 million pounds will be available as loans of up to £10,000 for renewable heat...

 

The Rio+20 declaration

Details of the declaration agreed at the UN conference in Rio De Janeiro 1. Renew commitment to sustainable development and to ensuring the promotion of an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future. 2. Committed to freeing humanity...

 
Sponsored by William Hill makes big US play

Sponsored by William Hill makes big US play

WILLIAM Hill has won a gaming licence in Nevada in what is seen as a key move ahead of any decision by the US to lift its ban on online gambling. Britain’s biggest bookmaker will become the first firm from these shores to operate sports betting in the...

Scotsman, 00:22 in Business
 

Sponsored by Oil price could ease Cairn’s pursuit of Nautical

A PLUNGE in oil prices has raised hopes that Cairn Energy will succeed in its £414 million bid for North Sea firm Nautical Petroleum without risk of another firm muscling in on the deal. The Edinburgh-based oil explorer yesterday published a document...

Scotsman, 00:22 in Business
 

Sponsored by Renewables firms catch minister’s ear over the roar of perfect storm

SMALLER firms in the renewables industry face a "perfect storm" of delay and uncertainty which is holding back jobs and growth potential, a business lobby group has warned. A number of business owners met Rhoda Grant MSP, shadow energy...

Scotsman, 00:22 in Business
 
Sponsored by Menswear head tries on BHS

Sponsored by Menswear head tries on BHS

The head of menswear at department store group Marks & Spencer has quit to become managing director of rival BHS. Richard Price’s exit follows a number of significant departures this year, including director of new channels Susan Aubrey-Cound,...

Scotsman, 00:22 in Business
 

Sponsored by BAA welcomes loonie bonds

Airports operator BAA has raised C$400 million (£250m) through its first issue of bonds denominated in Canadian dollars. The owner of Aberdeen, Glasgow, Heathrow and Southampton airports said the proceeds from the so-called maple bonds, combined with...

Scotsman, 00:22 in Business
 
Alf Young: Self-indulgence broke social contract

Alf Young: Self-indulgence broke social contract

NIALL Ferguson lets his love of scoring cheap points lead him into an economic wasteland in his Reith Lecture, writes Alf Young THE formidable historian Niall Ferguson is an instinctive contrarian with a sharp eye for telling soundbites and catchy...

Scotsman, 00:23 in Politics
 


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