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2014-04-28 12:23:58

LONDON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Rt Hon Ed Davey MP and Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP join leaders from China, India and Australia in unveiling plans for a 'Clean Revolution' Multinational businesses and politicians from around the world have agreed to work together to encourage companies to adopt clean energy and support climate policy at national and international level. Mark Kenber, CEO of The Climate Group, told the organization's...

2011-05-25 07:00:00

BOSTON and EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online retailer, Amazon is to create 900 jobs in Edinburgh, Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond announced today. The company will create a new Customer Service Centre at Waverley Gate, Edinburgh, creating 500 permanent and 400 temporary jobs. The new centre will handle both internet and telephone customer queries for Amazon.co.uk including technical support for Amazon Kindle and MP3 services. The new facility in...

2011-02-10 07:59:00

BOSTON and GLASGOW, Scotland, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scottish games publisher Outplay Entertainment is to establish new offices and up to 150 high value jobs in Dundee, First Minister Alex Salmond announced today. Established in 2010 by brothers Douglas and Richard Hare, Outplay Entertainment specializes in publishing videogames for use on smartphones, social networks and other e-distribution platforms. The Hare brothers have over 25-years of experience in the videogames industry...

2010-08-25 07:00:00

BOSTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- India's Renewable Energy Minister, the Head of Climate Change & Environment for the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the EU's North Sea Grid Co-ordinator are due to address a major international conference focused on the multi-billion pound opportunities presented by renewable energy and other low carbon developments. Senior financiers, utilities chiefs and politicians will take part in the two-day Scottish Low Carbon Investment Conference, to be...

2008-12-21 01:04:05

Donald Trump, star of The Apprentice on U.S. television, is playing another part in Scotland this year as a villain in a Christmas pantomime. At the Aberdeen Arts Center this year, the pantomime is Robin Hood, with Trump (played by an actor) transformed into the Sheriff of Nottingham, who is plotting to convert Sherwood Forest into a golf course. Trump recently got approval for his plans for a luxury golf resort on the east coast of Scotland not far from Aberdeen. Trump is not the only...

2008-10-10 12:00:24

By MICHAEL SETTLE BRITISH Airways should consider rebranding itself "London Airways", a group of MPs suggested last night in an expression of concern at the airline's decision to close its cabin crew base at Glasgow Airport with the loss of 138 jobs. Some 21 back benchers led by Jim Sheridan, Labour MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, have signed a Commons motion denouncing the decision and urging BA to reconsider. The job losses at Glasgow and other regional airports "demonstrate a...

2008-10-07 12:00:36

By GORDON THOMSON BRITISH Airways is planning to close its Glasgow cabin crew base, putting almost 140 jobs under threat, it was revealed today. Staff at the base operate on the airline's services between Glasgow, Edinburgh and Heathrow. It is understood there will be no compulsory redundancies but sources said 138 jobs would be affected. But the airline giant today dismissed speculation that it is to halt flights in and out of Scotland. A BA spokesman said: "The Glasgow base has...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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