News archive from 5 November 2012, page 19

Dame Maggie 'fine and well'

Downton Abbey star Dame Maggie Smith has dismissed reports she was at the centre of a heart scare. Her spokeswoman said of the award-winning actress: "She is fine and well and at home." It is thought the reports emerged after Dame Maggie...

 
Analysis: With all still to play for, there is no rest for ‘door-to-door army’ of volunteers

Analysis: With all still to play for, there is no rest for ‘door-to-door army’ of volunteers

AS THE race for the White House enters its final hours, the race is hanging on a huge door-to-door ground war of competing armies of volunteers desperate to get their voters to the polls. Democrats have 100 offices in Ohio with three visits to key...

 

US elections: One final push for swing-state votes

Barack Obama will deliver the final campaign speeches of his political career today with a last-minute pitch to swing-state voters - who will give him four more years in the White House or dispatch him into early retirement. On the last day of...

 

‘Tricking’ genes can boost cancer fight

A BOWEL cancer treatment could be improved as a result of research at a Scottish university. Scientists in Dundee said their work focuses on the behaviour of a gene called K-RAS, which could be “tricked” into behaving like cells with a damaged form of...

Scotsman, 02:35 in Health
 

Crisis in residential care and treatment for addicts

EMERGENCY talks are due to be held to discover why occupancy rates at Scotland's residential drug treatment centres are so low. Figures have been released showing that Scotland’s drug deaths in 2011 were at a new high, with methadone linked to 47 per...

Scotsman, 02:35 in Health
 

Gig review: Tommy Smith’s Karma, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh

WHEN Tommy Smith launched Karma two years ago, it marked a distinct shift in both instrumentation - electric keyboards and electric bass guitar replacing their acoustic counterparts - and style, with a distinctly rock and funk inspired groove and...

 

Classical review: Sound Fest: Madeleine Mitchell, Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen

Madeleine Mitchell and Nigel Clayton neatly sandwiched two pieces - one a world premiere - by living composers between works by Delius and Debussy and the American John Cage. Sound Fest: Madeleine Mitchell Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen Star rating: * * *...

 
BBC warned it could face a full public inquiry, as Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal rumbles on

BBC warned it could face a full public inquiry, as Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal rumbles on

THE BBC could face a full public inquiry into the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal if its own investigations fail to "get to the bottom" of the accusations, Culture Secretary Maria Miller has warned. The BBC has launched an inquiry into the...

Scotsman, 02:50 in Hot News
 
US elections: Rivals may be neck and neck but both leave voters cold

US elections: Rivals may be neck and neck but both leave voters cold

THE sales of Stetsons have tanked at Rose Mallory's shop on the country road to Oxford, where Michelle Obama is rousing the Democrat Party faithful in this corner of the "battlefield of battlefields". Her shop, Country Corner,
offers...

Scotsman, 03:01 in Politics
 
HSBC profits to gain from cuts to bad debts, costs

HSBC profits to gain from cuts to bad debts, costs

Europe's biggest bank will be the last of Britain's major lenders to report and all are facing intense scrutiny on how far they are streamlining operations, the impact of tougher regulations, and their standards as they get hit with fines and...

Reuters, 03:23 in Business
 

Kazakhstan's Kcell plans $800 million IPO in London - FT

Preparations for Kcell's IPO have been concluded and Credit Suisse (CSGN.VX) and UBS (UBSN.VX) are acting as advisers, the FT said, citing sources familiar with the process. All parties declined to comment to the FT, but one person familiar with the...

Reuters, 03:29 in Business
 
Hyundai and Kia shares dip on overstated mileage claims

Hyundai and Kia shares dip on overstated mileage claims

Hyundai and Kia Motors shares have dipped as the firms admitted they had overstated the fuel efficiency of some of their vehicles and said they would compensate US consumers. According to estimates, the compensation, which will cover nearly 900,000...

BBC, 03:37 in Business
 
Sharon Osbourne - double mastectomy over cancer fears

Sharon Osbourne - double mastectomy over cancer fears

Chat show host Sharon Osbourne has revealed she has undergone a double mastectomy. The former X Factor judge decided to have surgery after learning she carries a gene which increases the risk of developing breast cancer. "I've had cancer before...

BBC, 03:38 in Art & Culture
 
Asian shares ease on caution before U.S. election

Asian shares ease on caution before U.S. election

The MSCI index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3 percent, retreating from its highest level since October 23 touched on Friday. Japan's Nikkei average eased 0.3 percent, after closing at a one-week high on Friday. South Korean shares...

Reuters, 03:39 in Business
 

Dementia diagnosis trial planned

New medical technology that is said to slash the time it takes to diagnose dementia from 18 months to just three is to be tested in a Government-backed trial. Scientists developing the cutting-edge process say it will double the current diagnosis...

 


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