News archive from 18 August 2012, page 3

Minoan raises £1.3m to fund its plans for growing travel empire

Minoan raises £1.3m to fund its plans for growing travel empire

PROPERTY and leisure firm Minoan has raised £1.3 million on the stock market to fund its ongoing plans to build a travel empire by buying smaller rivals. The Aim-quoted group, originally set up to develop property on the Greek island of Crete, has...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Markets: Facebook shares hit fresh lows in US

Markets: Facebook shares hit fresh lows in US

FACEBOOK'S shares continued to fall on New York's Nasdaq after millions of shares hit the market at the end of a lock-up period following flotation. The social media business saw its stock fall on Thursday as its early backers were allowed to join the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 
Olympic sales lift: But Scottish stores miss out

Olympic sales lift: But Scottish stores miss out

JOHN LEWIS enjoyed solid sales growth last week, helped by a feel-good factor that swept much of the nation during the second week of the Olympics. Figures released yesterday showed that the employee-owned group saw its department store sales jump by...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Heineken ready to up the ante in battle for Tiger

HEINEKEN is considering raising its offer for Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) as it fights off one of Thailand's richest men for full control of the maker of Tiger beer. Sources said the Dutch brewer was in discussions with Singapore’s Fraser & Neave...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Western Ferries and Orkney Ferries opt for Rolls-Royce thrusters

Two Scottish ferry operators have placed orders for Rolls-Royce engines as they look to improve capacity and speed up their services. Western Ferries is building two vessels for its Dunoon to Gourock route across the Firth of Clyde. The 50-metre,...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

Explosive growth for Chemring

SHARES in military equipment maker Chemring soared yesterday after it said it had received a preliminary expression of interest from private equity firm Carlyle Group. Chemring, which has a major explosives equipment site at Stevenston in Ayrshire,...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Business
 

TONI BOU & TAKAHISA FUJINAMI WORLD TRIALS CHAMPIONS ENTERTAIN HONDA STAFF

Friday August 17 2012 by Nat Barnes Have your say(0) If you remember the 1980's television programme Kick Start based on motorbike trials, then you'll love this latest video. It's Toni Bou and Takahisa Fujinami of the Honda World Trials team paying a...

 
VAN PERSIE PLEDGE TO FERGIE

VAN PERSIE PLEDGE TO FERGIE

ROBIN VAN PERSIE has told Manchester United: I'll make you great again. The Dutch striker set his sights on landing all the big prizes after completing a £22m move from Arsenal. Van Persie, who has a four-year deal worth £200,000 a week, insists he...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 
FULHAM BOSS MARTIN JOL BLASTS LIVERPOOL OVER CLINT DEMPSEY

FULHAM BOSS MARTIN JOL BLASTS LIVERPOOL OVER CLINT DEMPSEY

MARTIN JOL launched a blistering attack on Liverpool after his star man Clint Dempsey went on strike. Fulham boss Jol slammed the Reds for publicly chasing Dempsey all summer but failing to back up their talk with an official offer. The unsettled...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 
MANCHESTER CITY BOSS ROBERTO MANCINI: SIR ALEX FERGUSON'S STRIKERS ARE BEST IN WORLD

MANCHESTER CITY BOSS ROBERTO MANCINI: SIR ALEX FERGUSON'S STRIKERS ARE BEST IN WORLD

ROBERTO MANCINI insists bitter rivals Manchester United now have the “best strikeforce in the world”. Manchester City's boss fears Robin van Persie and his new team-mates could shoot down his side to reclaim the Premier League title. United have...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 
ARSENE WENGER: ARSENAL HAVE ALREADY REPLACED ROBIN VAN PERSIE

ARSENE WENGER: ARSENAL HAVE ALREADY REPLACED ROBIN VAN PERSIE

ARSENE WENGER last night insisted Arsenal have already replaced Robin van Persie. The Dutchman completed his sensational £22m move to Premier League rivals Manchester United yesterday. But Wenger revealed he has no plans to splash that cash to fill...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 
TOTTENHAM STRIKER HARRY KANE SO ABLE FOR BOSS ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS

TOTTENHAM STRIKER HARRY KANE SO ABLE FOR BOSS ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS

ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS has told rookie striker Harry Kane: You can be my new Daniel Sturridge. Untried teen Kane is set to play a key role, with Tottenham starting the season short of firepower. Jermain Defoe is Villas-­Boas' only available senior...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 
CHEICK TIOTE: NEWCASTLE ARE STILL PREMIER LEAGUE BIG-HITTERS

CHEICK TIOTE: NEWCASTLE ARE STILL PREMIER LEAGUE BIG-HITTERS

CHEICK TIOTE reckons Newcastle have already stolen a march on most of their rivals before a ball has been kicked this season. Within days of the Geordies finishing fifth in the table, the cynics were already suggesting that Alan Pardew would struggle...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 
Moors Murderer Ian Brady letter could reveal Keith Bennett’s grave

Moors Murderer Ian Brady letter could reveal Keith Bennett’s grave

MOORS murderer Ian Brady's mental health advocate has told police she gave a letter in which he apparently reveals the location of one of his victims back to him, sources said last night. • Mental health advocate claims Brady gave her envelope to give...

Scotsman, 00:10 in Hot News
 
BEACH A PEACH

BEACH A PEACH

I'M hoping to make a little bit of history tonight by riding my ‘third winner' of the Arlington Million. My mount TREASURE BEACH (11.44, ATR), won last year's Irish Derby. He needs to return to form for the 30th running of world's first $1million...

Daily Star, 00:09 in Sport
 


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