News archive from 15 April 2014, page 1

The challenge of steering a company in a new direction

The challenge of steering a company in a new direction

EBay chief executive John Donahoe knew something was up when his firm's security team advised him not to attend a conference for sellers on safety grounds. A cursory search on YouTube showed him the reason for their concern. A doctored clip of...

BBC, 00:08 in Business
 
Scottish developed anti-flu spray ‘will save lives’

Scottish developed anti-flu spray ‘will save lives’

A TREATMENT which could prove a breakthrough in protection against pandemic flu has been developed by Scottish scientists. A preventative compound, which could be administered via a nasal spray, has the potential to guard against current and future...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Health
 
Man to row from Stornoway to New York for charity

Man to row from Stornoway to New York for charity

A TV presenter who has battled with depression is to attempt a 3,400 mile solo row across the Atlantic to raise money for a mental health charity. Niall Iain Macdonald, a Scottish Gaelic language radio and television producer, plans to begin his...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Health
 
Retailers blame late Easter for disastrous March

Retailers blame late Easter for disastrous March

The late Easter is being blamed for disastrous retail figures in March. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA British retailers suffered their sharpest drop in sales for a year in March as the later timing of Easter distorted trading figures, a report from...

Guardian, 00:11 in Business
 

Sierra Leone charges 14 soldiers with mutiny

Local media said at the time the soldiers had intended to kidnap the president and murder the defence minister during the visit, which was later cancelled. This account has not been independently verified and details of the event leading up to the...

 

Credit Suisse poaches Lazard banker to head Americas financial services

Spencer will join Credit Suisse in October as a managing director based in New York. He replaces Craig Stine, who will become the executive vice chairman of Global FIG. At Lazard, Spencer headed its U.S. banks advisory practice. He has advised...

Reuters, 00:11 in Business
 

Draghi puts euro strength at centre of ECB policy debate

Draghi identified the currency's strength at the weekend as a possible trigger for the ECB to ease policy, saying in Washington: "The strengthening of the exchange rate would require further monetary policy accommodation. Some analysts say that...

Reuters, 00:11 in Business
 
Scots restaurants in line for Good Food award

Scots restaurants in line for Good Food award

Four Scottish restaurants have been shortlisted as front-

 
New technologies helping start-ups shoot for the stars

New technologies helping start-ups shoot for the stars

Setting up a business in 2013 was almost "comically easy" compared with when he started out in 1989, says video games entrepreneur Martin Kenwright. Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business Windows XP end...

BBC, 00:17 in Business
 

Hammond hails 'precious' union

The UK's shared defence forces provide the "security and peace of mind" which underpin almost every area of the debate on Scottish independence, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has said. A Yes vote in September would also result in...

 
The ‘ghost’ children at school 10 hours a day

The ‘ghost’ children at school 10 hours a day

CHILDREN as young as four are now at school for up to 10 hours a day as work pressures leave families spending less time together than ever before, teachers in the region have warned. Family life is increasingly under pressure, with some mothers and...

 
Revealed: How Stoke-on-Trent City Council's 'spy' car raked in £457k in just four years

Revealed: How Stoke-on-Trent City Council's 'spy' car raked in £457k in just four years

THIS controversial city council "spy' car has raked in £457,000 in parking fines in just four years. It has netted the fines after catching 16,274 drivers since hitting the city's streets in 2010. Civil liberties group Big Brother Watch is...

 

Fire means Derby Assembly Rooms will be shut for 18 months

DERBY'S Assembly Rooms will be closed for a minimum of 18 months following a blaze which tore through the roof of the car park four weeks ago. Derby City Council has announced that the venue, which is 36 years old, will be out of action due to an...

 
13 bends or not 13 bends, that is the question

13 bends or not 13 bends, that is the question

The 13 bends road between Bakewell and Baslow has come under question - over its name. Readers have contacted the Derbyshire Times to query whether the route does actually feature 13 bends. On our Facebook page, Dave Wheeton said: “There are nine from...

 
3D sound experiments carried out by BBC R&D engineers

3D sound experiments carried out by BBC R&D engineers

Thanks to the ubiquity of mobile devices, millions of people use headphones to listen to their favourite music, radio shows and TV programmes. But headphones can give the inaccurate impression that the sounds are coming from inside your head, rather...

 


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