News archive from 25 January 2016

British explorer races across sands of time

On February 5, 1931, two exhausted figures, their clothes crusted with salt, staggered into Doha in the Gulf with 15 camels trailing behind. They had survived a torment of mirages, quicksands, desert storms and warring tribes. The Times reported that...

 

East Coast of US in deep freeze after blizzard

Millions of people along the East Coast of the United States were digging through snow drifts yesterday after one of the biggest blizzards in the region’s history brought towns and cities to a standstill. Hurricane-force winds, lightning and floods...

 
Money and lives squandered by misuse of mosquito nets

Money and lives squandered by misuse of mosquito nets

Mosquito nets provided by British taxpayers to fight malaria are being used to make wedding dresses. Impoverished, hungry villagers are also using the insecticide-coated mesh to build chicken coops, catch fish and strain bananas. Some put the nets...

 

Ugandans face choice: malaria or malnutrition

In a country with the third highest number of deaths from malaria in Africa and some of the highest transmission rates in the world, Ugandans are expected to clutch at any anti-malaria measures proposed. With 70,000 to 500,000 of the country’s...

 

Transfer News: Man Utd deal close, huge £38m Liverpool boost, Chelsea talks, Arsenal swoop

Manchester United are reportedly set to hand a new deal to youngster Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. The 18-year-old has managed to break into the first team this season with a string of good performances and Louis van  Gaal is set to reward him with a new...

 
Mountain Warehouse warms to the idea of flotation

Mountain Warehouse warms to the idea of flotation

Outdoor leisurewear retailer Mountain Warehouse is mulling a stock market flotation that could crystallise a ­multi-million pound fortune for founder and majority owner, Mark Neale. Mountain Warehouse, which has 20 stores in 
Scotland including...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Shareholder green light expected for Shell BG merger

Shareholder green light expected for Shell BG merger

Major investors are expected to back Shell’s troubled £36 billion takeover of rival BG Group this week despite reservations that the plunging oil price has made the deal less attractive than when first unveiled last year. David Cumming, head of...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
PwC buys Edinburgh cyber-security firm Praxism

PwC buys Edinburgh cyber-security firm Praxism

Accountancy major PwC is expanding its cyber-security practice with the acquisition of Praxism, an Edinburgh-based consultancy specialising in identity and access management. Praxism’s founder and director, Derek Gordon, and 13 employees will join...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Between the lines: Businesses benefit from good reception

Between the lines: Businesses benefit from good reception

Many things can catalyse activity in the commercial property market. Most people tend to think of macro-level levers, like changes to taxes or rates. Some will talk about the importance of confidence in the local market. Others will look to additional...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Interview: Margaret Laidlaw, Mazars’ Scots managing partner

Interview: Margaret Laidlaw, Mazars’ Scots managing partner

She and her team were hailed as “game-changing” when they arrived at Mazars at the end of 2013, a catalyst for sizeable expansion by the accountancy firm in Scotland. They came with expertise in fields such as corporate finance, financial outsourcing,...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

New storm threatens areas hit by Desmond

DOWNPOURS and flooding could bring more misery to communities devastated by Storm Desmond as the killer blizzard that battered the US heads for Britain. Forecasters predicted yesterday that the weather system would hit Britain on Tuesday morning,...

 

June EU vote would be a mistake, says Sturgeon

SCOTLAND’S First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said yesterday that it would be “a mistake” for David Cameron to hold an EU referendum in June. On the Andrew Marr Show Ms Sturgeon said a June referendum would be “disrespectful” to the Scottish Parliament...

 

Piper boosts Star with his Burns night blowathon

A BAGPIPER completed a 200-mile 24-hour musical marathon by piping in the haggis at three Burns Supper events staged by northern Morning Star supporter groups at the weekend. The events on Saturday night were held in memory of the great radical...

 

Algeria: Algiers warns Moroccans not to head for Libyan turmoil

ALGERIA’S government is warning of a large influx of Moroccans crossing its territory en route to war-torn Libya. The state news agency reported that Minister for Maghreb Affairs, African Unity and the Arab League Abdelkader M’sahel had earlier met...

 
Roberto Martinez: Everton must lose Goodison Park jitters

Roberto Martinez: Everton must lose Goodison Park jitters

The Toffees lost their fifth home game of the season as they went down to a 2-1 defeat by Swansea thanks to strikes from Andre Ayew and Gylfi Sigurdsson. They have also conceded 22 goals, more than any other top tier side on their own turf. Even their...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 


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