News archive from 29 August 2012, page 7

SUNDERLAND 2 - MORECAMBE 0: MARTIN O'NEILL'S MEN MCCLEAN UP AT THE DOUBLE

SUNDERLAND 2 - MORECAMBE 0: MARTIN O'NEILL'S MEN MCCLEAN UP AT THE DOUBLE

McClean's switch from Ulster side Derry City went under the radar, unlike Fletcher and Johnson's big-money moves. But in the past 12 months he has become a Sunderland star under manager Martin O'Neill and his double last night were enough to see off...

 
AstraZeneca hopes new chief can give it a shot in the arm

AstraZeneca hopes new chief can give it a shot in the arm

AstraZeneca has poached Pascal Soriot from rival Roche Holding to be its new chief executive, hoping his experience with biotech drugs and deal-making can revive a company battered by clinical trial failures and patent expiries. • AstraZeneca appoint...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
Balfour Beatty lined up for Edinburgh University’s latest project

Balfour Beatty lined up for Edinburgh University’s latest project

Edinburgh University has named construction and infrastructure giant Balfour Beatty as preferred bidder for its £110 million student accommodation project. The development will provide accommodation for 1,160 postgraduate students off Holyrood Road in...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
Cairn moves its exploration to warmer climes

Cairn moves its exploration to warmer climes

CAIRN Energy yesterday highlighted the potential for oil and gas in Morocco and the Mediterranean, following its frustrations in Greenland. The Edinburgh-based group is paying $60 million (£38m) for a 50 per cent stake in a licence off the Moroccan...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 

Energy firms SSE and ScottishPower in tidal tie–up

UTILITIES firms SSE and ScottishPower are to share public funding to develop methods for connecting wave and tidal devices to the national grid. Scottish Enterprise and the UK government’s Technology Strategy Board are to invest £6.5 million in a raft...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 

Absoft makes a move overseas

ABSOFT, the Aberdeen-based software supplier and consultancy, has made its first push overseas as it looks to tap into Scandinavia's energy sector. The firm, which plans to grow its 110-strong headcount to 175 over the next three years, said yesterday...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
OSCAR PISTORIUS' THREAT TO GB'S JONNIE PEACOCK

OSCAR PISTORIUS' THREAT TO GB'S JONNIE PEACOCK

OSCAR PISTORIUS has warned British blade ­runner Jonnie Peacock to get ready for 100m agony. Pistorius became the first amputee runner to appear at the Olympics earlier this month and will be the star attraction again at the Paralympic Games in...

Daily Star, 00:14 in Sport
 
BLUES UP BID FOR ANDRE SCHURRLE

BLUES UP BID FOR ANDRE SCHURRLE

Leverkusen have already rejected a £16m bid from Blues owner Roman Abramovich for Germany striker Schurrle, and warned Chelsea off another. Schurrle has a £23.5m release clause in his contract, which runs until 2016, but that cannot be triggered until...

 

Jobs saved as Barr Group sells factory

CONSTRUCTION firm Barr Group has sold its Solway Precast concrete factory in South Ayrshire to a consortium led by the plant's former managers. Barr Construction unveiled plans to close the plant in March with the loss of 60 jobs. But production has...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
DI COATES AT THE DOUBLE

DI COATES AT THE DOUBLE

SHOOTER Di Coates will make history this week by attending her SECOND home Paralympics. The 58-year-old is the one member of the GB team who has competed in front of a British crowd before. The 1984 Paralympics was split between New York and England...

Daily Star, 00:14 in Sport
 

BPI targeting farmers and retailers

Plastic packaging maker British Polythene Industries (BPI) continued to target agricultural and retail markets in the first half of this year as demand from its customers in the construction industry dried up. The Greenock-based company said yesterday...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
Wolfson dips as Apple takes a bite out of Samsung

Wolfson dips as Apple takes a bite out of Samsung

APPLE has moved quickly to capitalise on its court victory against Samsung by seeking a ban on eight phones made by its rival. Shares in Samsung's suppliers, including Edinburgh-based Wolfson, also took a tumble yesterday. A federal jury awarded Apple...

Scotsman, 00:12 in Business
 
FREDDIE FLETCHER

FREDDIE FLETCHER

Former chief executive Fletcher passed away on Monday, aged 71, of asbestos-related cancer. In 1991 Greenock-born Fletcher was heavily involved in the negotiations for a takeover of the struggling club which saved it from administration, and he became...

 

Paralympic torch on way to London

The Paralympic torch is wending it way to London on the eve of the start of what many believe will be a hugely successful Games. With the UK's first full Paralympics on course to be a sell out, hopes are high that it can match the brilliance of the...

 


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