News archive from 5 March 2013, page 2

Mourinho: Become manager at Old Trafford? Nah, I don't think so!

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has hinted that he will not be replacing Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager.Mourinho gave a knockabout interview to former United European Cup winner Paddy Crerand on behalf of the club channel MUTV,...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

Jose Mourinho: The master man manager and why he never panics

Should Real Madrid find themselves in a sticky situation after 45 minutes at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho will know just what to say to his players. The Portuguese is a master of half-time team talks and, according to one former colleague, has few...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

Ronaldo returns: Fergie doffs cap to the real star ahead of Champions League clash

Hanging up on one of the walls in Cristiano Ronaldo's home in Madrid is a framed contract offer from Manchester City.The figures from City's attempt to sign him in the summer of 2011 were apparently so mind-boggling that the Real Madrid forward has...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 

A year in the life of AVB... a script that's made for a movie

After Mousa Dembele's 90th-minute equaliser against Lyon, a stunning strike that sent Tottenham into the last 16 of the Europa League, Andre Villas-Boas was asked who would play him in a film."I don't know,' he said, laughing. "Some ginger...

Daily Mail, 00:07 in Sport
 
Scottish ‘Year of...’ tourism campaigns to go on

Scottish ‘Year of...’ tourism campaigns to go on

THE Scottish Government has revealed that year-long themed tourism campaigns are set to continue indefinitely - as it predicted next year will be the "biggest ever" for the industry. A major celebration of food and drink is likely to feature...

 

Easy new test for womb condition

There is now a "rapid test to diagnose the common womb condition of endometriosis", the Daily Mail has reported. A quick tissue sample can be taken while the woman is awake, avoiding the need for surgery under a general anaesthetic, the...

 
Scottish tourism ‘not just whisky and Nessie’

Scottish tourism ‘not just whisky and Nessie’

Scottish tourism is being held back by complacency about knowledge of the country overseas, the head of VisitScotland has admitted. Mike Cantlay said the industry was dogged by a belief that the “world knows about Scotland and wants to come” when the...

 

England ready to unleash Steven Finn on New Zealand batsmen

ENGLAND are ready to unleash Steven Finn on New Zealand's Test batsmen off his new, improved short run. While the Kiwis were blown off course in windy Dunedin yesterday by a mysterious foot injury for one of Finn's opposite numbers Doug Bracewell,...

Daily Post, 00:11 in Sport
 

Mourinho plays down United link

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho appears to have hinted that he will not be replacing Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager. Mourinho gave a knockabout interview to former United European Cup winner Paddy Crerand on behalf of the club channel...

Daily Post, 00:11 in Sport
 
Scots schools ‘must be free to take decisions’

Scots schools ‘must be free to take decisions’

SCHOOLS should be handed more autonomy to arrest a decline which is seeing Scotland's education system fall behind its international competitors, according to a report. The Commission on School Reform, which was set up by independent think-tanks...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Learning
 

Big step in stem cell research

The Guardian reported today on a “groundbreaking medical treatment that could dramatically enhance the body's ability to repair itself”. It said that the new treatment could heal serious damage caused by heart attacks, and even repair broken bones by...

 

Structure is necessary if education is to improve

There is a great deal to commend aspects of this report, and it would be difficult to quarrel with the aspiration of returning education in Scotland to world leadership. Similarly, the SSTA supports any measure that will assist the disadvantaged in...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Learning
 
Hugh Reilly: Faux political outrage left me fuming

Hugh Reilly: Faux political outrage left me fuming

Last week, opposition MSPs competed for the frothiest mouth prize awarded to the politician venting greatest faux outrage over the Scottish Qualifications Authority's decision to sign a contract with that bastion of human rights, Bahrain. An...

Scotsman, 00:11 in Learning
 
Striving for higher educational standards

Striving for higher educational standards

Even in these straitened times of austerity, money must be found to ensure that our children get a world-class schooling, writes Keir Bloomer Education has never been more important: it is the key to economic success and sustaining a healthy society....

Scotsman, 00:11 in Learning
 
Firms warned of ‘shareholder spring II’

Firms warned of ‘shareholder spring II’

PENSION funds have warned the UK's biggest company bosses to expect another shareholder spring unless they clamp down on "unjustified" executive pay. The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), whose members manage asset of around £900...

Scotsman, 00:13 in Business
 


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