News archive from 1 December 2012, page 4

Voice format tweaked in ratings bid

There will be more blind auditions and fewer live shows in the new series of The Voice as BBC bosses attempt to improve its viewing figures. The first series experienced a spectacular drop in viewers after its early stages - with the semi-final...

 
Moody's cuts AAA rating of ESM rescue fund

Moody's cuts AAA rating of ESM rescue fund

Moody's has cut the triple-A rating of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) euro rescue fund by one notch and given it a negative outlook. It follows a downgrade earlier this month of key ESM-backer France. Moody's also cut rating of the mechanism's...

BBC, 23:42 in Business
 

Three contractors killed at Penoles mine in Mexico

Three other contractors also employed by Mineria Castellana were injured and are being treated at a local hospital, Penoles added. The miner could not say if the incident was an explosion, as local media reported previously, but added that an...

 

Business group helps charity

THE Sheffield Ladies Group of leading UK network Business for Breakfast is donating much needed Christmas gifts to multi-award-winning local charity, City Hearts. Members are collecting donations of men’s scarves, wallets, ties and socks, women’s hats...

 
Analysis: Scottish press facing an added burden despite no wrongdoing

Analysis: Scottish press facing an added burden despite no wrongdoing

THE Press Complaints Commission's failure to act on the hacking scandal and its role as a negotiator rather than regulator was its death knell. But a new system underpinned by statutory regulation, as recommended by Lord Leveson, requires closer...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 
EVANS SECURES QUINS WIN

EVANS SECURES QUINS WIN

Nick Evans struck the match-winning drop goal seven minutes from time as Aviva Premiership leaders Harlequins ground out a hard-fought 22-19 victory over Worcester at The Stoop. The former All Blacks fly-half, who finished with 17 points, proved the...

Daily Star, 00:05 in Sport
 
Tragedy of stressed BBC man

Tragedy of stressed BBC man

A coroner decided a BBC editor took his own life after an inquest heard he had suffered from anxiety over the introduction of new shift patterns. The changes were made to Paul Crompton's working arrangements as part of the national broadcaster's move...

 
Alf Young: Leveson’s answers to yesterday’s problems

Alf Young: Leveson’s answers to yesterday’s problems

Leveson's findings are all very well, but in a shifting media landscape they're in danger of being left behind, writes Alf Young LORD Justice Leveson’s million-word-plus report on his year-long inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
Artur Mas scrambles to build a coalition for Catalonia after setback at polls

Artur Mas scrambles to build a coalition for Catalonia after setback at polls

THE leader of Catalonia's Convergencia i Unio (CiU) party, which finished with the most seats in the regional election on Sunday, reached out to potential coalition partners yesterday in his first major speech since the vote. Artur Mas’s CiU fell...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
JULIO CAN BE ALAN KING-PIN

JULIO CAN BE ALAN KING-PIN

The horse's weight of 10st 8lb is spot on and conditions will be to order for the lightly raced nine-year-old. There was plenty to like about his seasonal reapperarance at Cheltenham, where he stayed on stoutly for third behind Balthazar King. King...

 
Gerry Hassan: Menie ways for civic Scots to be heard

Gerry Hassan: Menie ways for civic Scots to be heard

The fight against Trump's golf course is a beacon for how communities can combat centralisation, argues Gerry Hassan The Scots have a strange and often perplexing relationship with those in authority and power. Sometimes we damn them and at other...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Politics
 
TIME'S UP FOR FERNANDO TORRES

TIME'S UP FOR FERNANDO TORRES

But the club were last night already poised to bring in a new striker. As Chelsea drew 0-0 with Fulham and Torres returned another blank night on Wednesday, the man who could possibly replace him was watching from the stands. Brazilian forward Taison...

 
George Kerevan: George Osborne likely to face up to tough challenges

George Kerevan: George Osborne likely to face up to tough challenges

Despite November's improved unexpected improvement in consumer confidence, the omens don't look good for the Chancellor's autumn statement next week. According to the Institute for 
Financial Studies (IFS), should the current wayward trend in Treasury...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 
DON'T BE FOOLISH RAHEEM STERLING WARNED

DON'T BE FOOLISH RAHEEM STERLING WARNED

The bluntness of yesterday's message reflects an eagerness on Rodgers' part for the tenacious teenage winger's future not to become a saga that would give clubs such as Manchester City, Chelsea or Arsenal hope of snatching him away from Anfield....

 
Cobra strikes to create first curved screen for video simulators

Cobra strikes to create first curved screen for video simulators

TECHNOLOGY normally found inside satellites and telescopes has been used by a Scottish company to create what it believes is the world's first curved display. Livingston-based Cobra Simulation, which was set up in March, is in talks to sell its device...

Scotsman, 00:06 in Business
 


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