News archive from 29 September 2014

Pardew focused on Potters points

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is treating owner Mike Ashley's joke threat to sack him as a back-handed vote of confidence. The 53-year-old woke on Saturday morning to read claims that he is "Dead. Finished. Over." if the Magpies lose at...

 

It's laughable to write off Steven Gerrard - Liverpool's recent bad run isn't his fault

I had to laugh this week when people started writing Steven Gerrard off. Liverpool have a few bad results and all of a sudden it’s his fault? Don’t be ridiculous. Gerrard has bailed his team out so many times and if there is a better player who can do...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 

RYDER CUP RATINGS: Justin Rose leads the way for Europe while Webb Simpson and Jim Furyk are just not good...

Europe sealed a third consecutive Ryder Cup win on Sunday, turning a comfortable lead into a convincing victory by shading the singles matches. But how did the two sides match up across the three days? Sportsmail's Derek Lawrenson rates the...

Daily Mail, 00:01 in Sport
 
Optimism growing as builders prepare to hire staff

Optimism growing as builders prepare to hire staff

SCOTLAND'S construction industry is "cautiously optimistic" about its prospects with more than four in ten employers expected to take on extra staff, a survey out today suggests. The findings of the latest Scottish Construction Monitor will...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
DreamWorks linked to bid by SoftBank

DreamWorks linked to bid by SoftBank

DreamWorks Animation, the Hollywood studio behind hit films Shrek and Madagascar, was linked yesterday with a possible takeover bid from Japanese giant SoftBank. A deal would make the studio part of a cash-rich Japanese communications and media...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Growth estimates may push MPC into action

Growth estimates may push MPC into action

Third estimates of quarterly GDP growth are normally a bit of a formality but will take on extra significance this week as they will include widescale revisions for the last two years. Recent previous revisions to the national accounts showed that...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Comment: Stability and intent would help Alliance

Comment: Stability and intent would help Alliance

THE game of investment manager musical chairs continues. Two in the past week are worthy of note. One was the fractious departure of one of the biggest figures in markets: veteran bond investor Bill Gross, chief investment officer of Pimco in the...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
People: Saxby talks twitching and tech

People: Saxby talks twitching and tech

ARM Holdings founder Sir Robin Saxby was at Edinburgh University's School of Informatics on Tuesday night to kick off Informatics Ventures' autumn series of talks, (K)Nights at the Round Table. Founded in a Cambridge pub in 1990 and backed by Apple in...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
Monday Interview: Philip Contini, Valvona & Crolla

Monday Interview: Philip Contini, Valvona & Crolla

IF PHILIP Contini has had to work hard to build up the family business and ensure it celebrates its 80th anniversary this week in good shape, he doesn't seem to mind. “I’ve got the best job in the world,” he says, sipping a coffee in his office above...

Scotsman, 00:03 in Business
 
‘We underestimated threat IS posed’ admits Obama

‘We underestimated threat IS posed’ admits Obama

PRESIDENT Barack Obama has admitted the United States underestimated the threat of Islamic State extremists amid growing calls for Western troops to be deployed as part of the battle against the terror group. President Obama said Syria had become...

 
Fears attacks on IS will lessen chances of hostage

Fears attacks on IS will lessen chances of hostage

A FRIEND of a British aid volunteer being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) has said UK air strikes on militants could be "detrimental" to attempts to secure his release. Shameela Islam-Zulfiqar said she still hoped Alan Henning could be...

 
George Clooney outwits paparazzi at his wedding

George Clooney outwits paparazzi at his wedding

NEWLY married Hollywood heart-throb George Clooney is reported to have given out free digital cameras to wedding guests in an effort to stop photographs being leaked to the media. According to reports, guests at the actor’s extravagant wedding to...

 

Phil Mickelson the calm and brutal assassin as American star blasts captain Tom Watson after Ryder Cup...

We didn't know why the United States had lost another Ryder Cup so heavily; and then, in the space of a few sentences, we did. There was a war; an American, and not particularly civil, war. At the post-Ryder Cup inquest, Phil Mickelson sat on the...

Daily Mail, 00:05 in Sport
 
Heavy security as gays march in Belgrade

Heavy security as gays march in Belgrade

GAY rights activists in Serbia held their first Pride march in four years yesterday, walking through Belgrade streets emptied of traffic and pedestrians by a massive security operation. Thousands of riot police with armoured vehicles, water cannon,...

 
Suspect to face questions over worker’s beheading

Suspect to face questions over worker’s beheading

A MAN who was shot after authorities say he beheaded one woman and attacked another at an Oklahoma food processing plant from which he had just been fired has regained consciousness and been interviewed by detectives Alton Nolen, 30, remains...

 


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