News archive from 31 January 2014

Sporting chance for kids at Dundee Academy of Sport

Sporting chance for kids at Dundee Academy of Sport

SPORT will be used to encourage an interest in academic studies and to widen access to university as part of a pioneering project. The Dundee Academy of Sport, a partnership between Abertay University and Dundee & Angus College, hopes to harness...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Learning
 
Inquiry into Scottish independence education impact

Inquiry into Scottish independence education impact

MSPs have launched an inquiry into the impact of independence on Scottish education and culture. The inquiry, which was launched yesterday by the Scottish Parliament’s education and culture committee, will take evidence on early years, higher and...

Scotsman, 00:02 in Learning
 
Scotland’s green agency fails to hit own targets

Scotland’s green agency fails to hit own targets

SCOTLAND'S environment agency has failed to meet a third of its green targets as it bids to help the country reach national and international climate change objectives. In its annual report on sustainability and action on climate change published...

 

Analysis: To grow, Bitcoin may need to shed its world of intrigue

Charlie Shrem's detention on money laundering charges the day before shocked New York's Bitcoin community, which meets in a small conference room to trade the currency. It is contemplating the end of a world of intrigue away from the watchful eyes of...

 
Slowly Rolling Camera: Slowly Rolling Camera – review

Slowly Rolling Camera: Slowly Rolling Camera – review

Arresting … Slowly Rolling Camera Buy it from Buy the CD Download as MP3 Slowly Rolling Camera Slowly Rolling Camera Edition Records 2014 There's no stopping Cardiff pianist, composer and label boss Dave Stapleton – a sparky young postbop bandleader a...

 
A home for help, hope and happiness

A home for help, hope and happiness

Personalised respite care for the long-term ill is rarer than it should be. But at Leuchie House it's the key to everything, says Tracy Ramage I HAVE always been a passionate champion of the NHS, but found that in recent years there was more paperwork...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Health
 

Over and out as the Dambusters fly last mission

The legendary Dambusters squadron is preparing to fly home to RAF Lossiemouth for the last time after completing its final mission. Tornados from 617 Squadron, which took part in raids over Germany during the Second World War – and famously deployed...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Hot News
 
Midwife shortage may be putting mothers and babies at risk, say MPs

Midwife shortage may be putting mothers and babies at risk, say MPs

The cross-party group of MPs said that more than a quarter of birthing units had to close to new patients for half a day or more between April and September 2012. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian The safety of pregnant women and their...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
NHS patients 'face more treatment rationing since coalition restructuring'

NHS patients 'face more treatment rationing since coalition restructuring'

GPs have said patients are encountering growing difficulty in receiving care from community nurses, counselling, cataract surgery and fertility treatment Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Patients are facing growing rationing of treatments such as...

Guardian, 00:06 in Health
 
Comment: Zuckerberg saves face with change of model

Comment: Zuckerberg saves face with change of model

THE critics have been lining up to challenge Facebook, claiming that teenagers are deserting it and that it peaked in December 2012. But figures for its last three months of trading suggest there is plenty of life left in the social networking...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
Sky extends HBO deal as battle with BT intensifies

Sky extends HBO deal as battle with BT intensifies

BSkyB has turned the screw on rival BT after signing a fresh deal to gain exclusive access to US producer HBO's catalogue, which includes blockbuster shows such as Girls and Game Of Thrones. The agreement – extending an existing partnership – was...

Scotsman, 00:07 in Business
 
China hopes to dispel 'copy others' reputation

China hopes to dispel 'copy others' reputation

After assuming power in late 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping declared what he called China's dream - his inspiring vision for the future of the world's most populous country. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of...

BBC, 00:07 in Business
 
Ukraine: Amid chaos, president calls in sick

Ukraine: Amid chaos, president calls in sick

Ukraine's president has gone on sick leave amid a violent political crisis that has gripped the country since November and shows no sign of abating. A statement posted on Viktor Yanukovich’s presidential website stated he “has been officially...

 
Syria under attack over its scorched earth policy

Syria under attack over its scorched earth policy

Syrian authorities have flattened seven residential districts for no apparent military objective in a form of collective punishment for people living in areas that support the rebels fighting president Bashar al-

 


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