News archive from 11 September 2012, page 16



Shell Alaska spokesman Curtis Smith said drilling was stopped as a precautionary measure. He said drilling will resume when the ice, which measures about 30 miles by 12 miles, has moved on. On Sunday Shell announced that it had been more than two...


Building 4m wind turbines could power half the globe, say scientists

WIND farms could produce enough power for half the world's future energy needs with "negligible" harm to the environment, scientists believe. Experts in America calculated that the amount of power which can be generated globally, using a 3D...


Hundreds of college places available, Russell insists

HUNDREDS of college places are still available for students, the education secretary has insisted. Mike Russell said funding of £546 million for this year meant the number of college places would remain the same as last year. It takes the total amount...

Scotsman, 01:54 in Learning
Wave of Flags says Americans will never forget victims of 9/11

Wave of Flags says Americans will never forget victims of 9/11

A COUPLE stroll past rows of Stars and Stripes flags erected to honour victims of the 9/11
attacks. Thousands of flags were installed by students and staff from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, in memory of the thousands who died...

UK bank outlook negative on margin, cost risk - Moody's

UK bank outlook negative on margin, cost risk - Moody's

"The continued negative outlook for the UK banking sector is driven by the UK's uncertain economic prospects, pressure on profitability and downside risks for asset quality," said Elisabeth Rudman at Moody's. The ratings firm predicted UK...

Reuters, 02:00 in Business
Job Prospects Highest Since Financial Crisis

Job Prospects Highest Since Financial Crisis

The prospects of getting a job in the UK are at their highest level since the economic crisis took hold in 2008, new research has shown. Employers of all sizes plan to buck the economic downturn and hire new staff in the last three months of this...


The lady is a vamp! Gemma Arterton sports auburn hair and dark red lipstick as she joins co-star Saoirse...

She beat 1,500 auditionees to play a Bond Girl in Quantum Solace, so of course Gemma Arterton is drop dead gorgeous. The 26-year-old actress showed a more sultry side to her style as she attended the film premiere of Byzantium at the Toronto Film...

US turns notorious prison over to control of Afghan government

US turns notorious prison over to control of Afghan government

THE United States has passed control of the controversial giant Bagram jail and its 3,000 suspected Taleban inmates to Afghan authorities, amid concerns the transfer could leave prisoners vulnerable to abuses. Hundreds of Afghan soldiers watched...

Off the rails: Six hurt in Dublin tram smash

Off the rails: Six hurt in Dublin tram smash

In an accident that may have given Edinburgh councillors pause for thought, the cab of a tram is buckled after it collided with a skip lorry in Dublin yesterday. Six people were taken to hospital and tram services were disrupted for several hours...


Major Murray! Grand slam glory for Andy after one of history's greatest matches

Andy Murray ended 76 years of hurt for British tennis as he emerged victorious from one of the greatest grand slam finals of all time. The 25-year-old left every ounce of his being on the court as he finally ended a run of four major final defeats at...

Daily Mail, 02:10 in Sport
U.S., Israel still at odds over Iran red line

U.S., Israel still at odds over Iran "red line"

The Israeli leader, who has been pressing President Barack Obama for a tougher line against Iran, again signalled that a sharper U.S. ultimatum for Tehran could deter it from developing nuclear weapons and mitigate the need for a military response....


Branson attacks ‘preposterous’ decision on rail-line franchise

VIRGIN Rail boss Sir Richard Branson has attacked the UK government's plans to hand a multi-billion-pound contract to rival bidder FirstGroup as "absolutely preposterous". Sir Richard defended his legal challenge to the decision and told MPs...

Scotsman, 02:18 in Hot News

Theatre review: The Room in The Elephant, Oran Mor, Glasgow

IF LOS Angeles is still the factory of dreams in which the western world invents the stories it needs, then the hero of the latest lunchtime show at Oran Mor seems like one of the sweepings on the factory floor. The Room in The Elephant Oran Mor,...

House prices fall at slower pace in August - RICS

House prices fall at slower pace in August - RICS

"These series together point to a broadly flat trend in prices at a national level," RICS said. "However, this inevitably masks significant regional variations. The only part of the country where the RICS net price balance is in...

Reuters, 02:20 in Business

Gig review: Kristen Harvey and the Sanna, Inverness Airport

WITH its strapline title of "Girls Allowed", this Blas festival line-up wasn't quite women-only, but female performers were very firmly to the fore - as were fiddles, the chief instrument in two of the three acts. Kristen Harvey and the...


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