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Swiss CHF50 named 'Bank Note of the Year'.

In a paper-thin victory, Switzerland has beaten off competition from the Maldives, Argentina and Scotland to win Bank Note of the Year' for 2016.Nominees for the award, conferred by the International...

- Expatica - NL

Could eye drops be a potential cure for jet lag? Perhaps in the near future.

Researchers at the U.K.'s University of Edinburgh have discovered a new link between the eye and the human body clock. The findings could one day lead to eye drops to eliminate jet lag. The post Could eye drops be a potential cure for jet lag? Perhaps in the near future appeared first on Digital Trends.

- Digital Trends - US

Lorenzo Fioramonti interview: the man who would rid the world of GDP.

Fioramonti in Edinburgh. The South African economist Lorenzo Fioramonti is one of the leading critics of the fact that we measure the well-being of society using a single statistic. In three books, most recently The World After GDP , he argues that the economic activity captured in gross domestic product has been the ...

- The Conversation - UK

Scots don't want another independence vote - Kantar poll | Reuters.

EDINBURGH Most Scottish voters do not want another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom and support for secession itself appears to have weakened, according to a Kantar survey.Scots voted by a wide margin to stick with the European Union in last June's referendum, clashing with the UK as a whole which voted to ...

- Firstpost - IN

Scots don't want another independence vote: Kantar poll.

EDINBURGH - Most Scottish voters do not want another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom and support for secession itself appears to have weakened, according to a Kantar survey.

- Reuters - US

Scottish Students Make ROV Competition Final after Winning Regionals.

Pupils from Keith Grammar School win a regional heat in Scotland for an annual competition which sees students design, build and test underwater robots.

- Rigzone.com - US

'What does the fox say?' Ancient temple carvings hint at a massive meteor strike 13,000 years ago.

Researchers from Edinburgh, U.K., say the ancient site of Gobekli Tepe holds the clues to Earth's past

- National Post - CA

Opposition promises more public holidays in UK vote.

LONDON, United Kingdom — Britain’s opposition Labour party promised yesterday to introduce four new public holidays if it wins the June snap election, marking the patron saints days of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

We’d all be better off if the government sold its stake in RBS at a loss.

Another year, another set of disappointing news for shareholders of the Royal Bank of Scotland. The bank – which following its bailout during the 2008 crash is now 73 per cent-owned by the UK taxpayer – reported a ÂŁ7bn loss for 2016, a negative bottom line for the ninth-consecutive year. After such an extended ...

- City AM - UK

Strettle sets up Sarries reunion as Clermont reach Euro final.

Former Saracens and England winger David Strettle scored a try for Clermont Auvergne as they set up a European Champions Cup final against his old team with a dramatic 27-11 win over Leinster. Fiji flanker Peceli Yato also touched down as a dominant Clermont ran up a 15-3 half-time lead, but Leinster fought back after the ...

- City AM - UK

Celtic through to Scottish Cup final at Rangers' expense.

The Hoops beat bitter rivals 2-0 to set up clash with Aberdeen on May 27 The post Celtic through to Scottish Cup final at Rangers' expense appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Celtic into Scottish Cup final in treble chase

GLASGOW, April 23 — A second-half penalty by Scott Sinclair sealed a 2-0 win for champions Celtic over bitter rivals Rangers and a place in the Scottish Cup final today. Sinclair's penalty and a first-half effort by Callum McGregor set them...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Scottish Conservatives open up lead over Scottish Labour - poll | Reuters

LONDON The Scottish Conservative Party has opened up a 10 percentage point lead over the Scottish Labour Party in an opinion poll, reaching 28 percent, while the Scottish National Party remains in front on 43 percent, pollster Survation said on Sunday. "Survation's latest poll in Scotland on behalf of the Sunday Post shows ...

- Firstpost - IN

Labour promises more public holidays

These will mark the patron saints days of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

- The Hindu - IN

RBS expected to swing back to profits in the first quarter of 2017

Royal Bank of Scotland is set to swing back into quarterly profit for the first time since 2015 when the bank reports its latest figures on Friday. Analysts expect the bank to report a profit of around ÂŁ50m to ÂŁ70m, a big improvement from the ÂŁ968m loss recorded at the same point last year. The bank reported a ÂŁ7bn loss ...

- City AM - UK

Pédaler jusqu'au travail réduit les risques de cancer ou de maladie cardiovasculaire

Prendre le vélo pour se rendre au travail réduit presque de moitié le risque de développer un cancer ou une maladie cardiovasculaire, conclut une étude de l'Université de Glasgow réalisée auprès d'un quart de million de personnes pendant cinq ans.

- Economic Policy Institute - US

Detective lays out theories about Madeleine McCann's disappearance

A former Scotland Yard detective believes he has come up with the five most plausible theories to explain the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Murder detective Colin Sutton said a trafficking gang could have snatched her to replace...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Living off the grid on the tiny island of Eigg

About 15 miles off the west coast of Scotland, a pitchstone wall rises out of the sea. Ringed with cliffs and topped by a formidable peak called the Sgurr, the island of Eigg isn't so much exposed to the elements here as it is square in the middle of them. Throw a pebble over the Atlantic edge and the southwesterly gales ...

- Mashable! - US

Cycling To Work Can Cut Cancer and Heart Disease

randomErr quotes a report from BBC: Want to live longer? Reduce your risk of cancer? And heart disease? Then cycle to work, say scientists. The five-year study of 250,000 UK commuters also showed walking had some benefits over sitting on public transport or taking the car. Published in the British Medical Journal today, the ...

- Slashdot - US

The educational experience you've been waiting for

What if your political studies professor said that your next lesson will be about the debate on Scottish independence and your class will be in Edinburgh, Scotland?

- National Post - CA

Coping with change at an independent fiscal institution

Alice Rivlin delivered the following keynote address at the 9th annual meeting of OECD Parliamentary Budget Officials and Independent Fiscal Institutions on April 6, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland.  I am grateful to Lady Susan Rice for her gracious introduction and to the Scottish Parliament for its warm welcome to Edinburgh. ...

- Brookings - US

Morrisons recalls green beans after metal find

Two customers found metal in green beans bought at supermarkets in Manchester and Glasgow.

- BBC - UK

A new online digital resource has been launched to bring to life one of Scotland's most important prehistoric settl

A new online digital resource has been launched to bring to life one of Scotland's most important prehistoric settlement landscapes.

- PhysOrg - NL

Money makers: A utopia in Edinburgh

Josh Littlejohn set up a social enterprise selling sandwiches for the homeless. Now he's out to build them a village. The post Money makers: A utopia in Edinburgh was first published on MoneyWeek.

- MoneyWeek - UK

Study: Biking to work lowers risks of cancer and heart disease

Riding a bicycle to work reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer, according to a new UK study carried out by Glasgow researchers.

- EurActive - UK

'Avengers: Infinity War': Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen kiss on set

Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen shared a smooch as Vision and Scarlet Witch while filming "Avengers: Infinity War" in Edinburgh.

- UPI - US

Why an election offers the chance of a better Brexit

FOR an event that was supposed to settle a big political question once and for all, last year's referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union has proved spectacularly disruptive. First it did for the government of David Cameron, who had called it expecting a win for Remain. Then it provoked renewed calls for ...

- Economist.com - UK

The London-Scotland connection

This week Scotland officially opened its doors in London, with the launch of Scotland House, a new innovation and investment Hub situated at the heart of Victoria Embankment. This is clearly great news for the ambitious Scottish companies and organisations which will use the Hub as a location for doing business in London, ...

- City AM - UK

#ERF2017 workshop: Developing the next level Model Driven Robotic Software Ecosystem

The first public RobMoSys Workshop took place on at the ERF in Edinburgh with more than 50 participants. The room was packed. When the interaction discussions began, the crowd split into small groups to discuss different topics of interest to share experiences and expectations in this workshop. After a warm welcome and ...

- Robohub - CH

Culture is holding women back from reaching the top in financial services

Around 1990 I was appointed to a subsidiary board of the Norwich Union Group and was one of the first women to become a director there. That much was obvious because, in the hallowed Marble Hall that provided the board room and senior executive offices, there were no facilities for women. And, at my first board meeting, the ...

- City AM - UK

Bilfinger Secures Over 200 Jobs with BP Contract

Bilfinger has agreed a new 5-year contract with BP plc to provide maintenance services at 2 of its largest midstream oil and gas terminals in Scotland, securing 210 jobs.

- Rigzone.com - US

Hero Saoirse Ronan got Ed Sheeran to tattoo his own misspelled song title on his body

Saoirse Ronan doesn't owe the public a damn thing after we've consistently mispronounced her name for the entirety of her delightful career. And yet, she gives and gives and gives. For Ronan's most recent act of heroism, she conned Ed Sheeran into getting one of his own song titles misspelled on his arm so it reads "Galway ...

- Mashable! - US

Diageo is axing more than 100 jobs due to 'Brexit concerns', union says

Drinks giant Diageo is cutting more than 100 jobs in Scotland due to Brexit concerns, the GMB union said today. The union said workers were informed today that 70 redundancies will be made at Diageo's Leven plant in Fife and a further 35 at its Shieldhall site near Glasgow. The maker of Baileys, Smirnoff and Johnnie ...

- City AM - UK

Green Investment Bank sold to Australian firm Macquarie

The deal requires that the new owner retains the name and team, with the headquarters remaining in Edinburgh.

- BBC - UK

FCA plans to publish RBS small business report within a year

The long-awaited report on Royal Bank of Scotland’s business turnaround unit should be published within a year, the boss of the City watchdog has said. The Financial Conduct Authority has faced criticism for not releasing the report, which it commissioned more than three years ago and received back last year, although ...

- City AM - UK

17 awesome Scotland experiences

What does your dream adventure look like?

- Matador Network - US

UK MoD sets timetable for nuclear sub base renewal

UK defence infrastructure officials are studying whether to award a GBP1.234 billion project to renew the country's nuclear submarine base in the west of Scotland to a single prime contractor or portion out the work in three main packages. The infrastructure project is to be

- Jane’s - US

May's Conservatives May Take a Hit at the Polls

Scott B. MacDonald Politics, Europe Theresa May is gambling that positive polls and support for Brexit will give her party a boost during the June election. British prime minister Theresa May has called a snap election for June 8. This is a strategic move on her part. Polls show that her Conservative Party is well ahead of ...

- The National Interest - US

Cycling to work can cut cancer, heart disease - study

Cycling to work cuts the risk of developing heart disease and cancer by almost half, research suggests. Walking to work is also good for you, although it does not offer the same benefits as taking a bike, experts from the University of Glasgow found. The new study on 264,337 people, 52% of whom were women, ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Election could boost Scotland independence calls

Scots are far from united on whether or not to hold a second independence referendum The post Election could boost Scotland independence calls appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Molecule link to diabetic kidney disease

Edinburgh University scientists say the findings could lead to new therapies.

- BBC - UK

Hero extends support to three golf events of European Tour

New Delhi, April 19 Hero MotoCorp on Wednesday reaffirmed its commitment to innovation on the European Tour golf season by extending the 'Hero Challenge by another three years and to three marquee events. The Hero Challenge will mark its return this year with three editions, firstly at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Scotland's Sturgeon says attempt to block independence vote will "crumble to dust"

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Wednesday that a victory for her Scottish National Party in a snap election on June 8 would make it impossible for British Prime Minister Theresa May to stop a new referendum on Scottish independence

- The Daily Star - LB

Girls shot along with Malala head to Edinburgh University

It was Malala who rose to fame after Taliban shot at her in October 2012 in an attempt to silence her. But the now-Nobel Prize winner was not alone when she was attacked; her friends Kainat Riaz and Shazia Ramzan were also fired at. Riaz and Ramzan – who at that time were 15 and 14, respectively – had just got ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Wildly baffling video shows woman giving mouth-to-mouth to a pigeon

You may have seen a lot of things in your life, but we're willing to bet you've never seen a woman attempting to resuscitate a pigeon. SEE ALSO: Guy gets nailed in the throat with a pigeon while riding a roller coaster There's a first time for everything, though: That video was shared on Twitter on Tuesday by 19-year-old ...

- Mashable! - US

This snap election will fast-track Scotland through the exit door

If a nation can't understand the basis on which others are deciding its future, the time has come to opt out.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Falklands issues coins in honor of Queen's platinum wedding anniversary

The Treasury of the Falkland Islands government have launched a new series of coins that celebrate the wedding anniversary of HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The couple were married after a brief engagement, but, as the couple had been long acquainted, the marriage was—for at least the ...

- MercoPress - FK

Theresa May's biggest risk with election 2017 looks to be Scotland

Theresa May's surprise plan to hold a general election on June 8 means very different things in Scotland to the rest of the UK. While it is hard to see a bad outcome for the Conservatives in England, the prime minister is certainly taking a risk north of the border. At UK-level, she clearly feels her position is ...

- The Conversation - UK

RBS stake may be sold at a loss, chancellor admits

Royal Bank of Scotland shares are worth less than half what the government paid for them in 2008.

- BBC - UK

UK court to decide if Mallya will be sent back

Acting on an extradition request sent by the CBI in connection with the IDBI Bank scam and a service tax case, UK’s Scotland Yard arrested Mallya and produced him in a court which, released him on on stiff conditions until May 17 when a senior district judge will start the extradition hearing.

- Times Of India - IN

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