Sat. Apr 17th, 2021

Month: September 2020

In Scotland, 120 coronavirus cases have been confirmed at Edinburgh Napier University. In Dundee, four cases have been confirmed at Abertay University, but 500 students have been asked to self-isolate as a result. And at the University of Glasgow, 172 students have tested positive since the start of term and more than 600 are self-isolating.... Read More
Scotland were held 1-1 at home by Israel in this month's Nations League meetingCeltic and Rangers will both play four days before Scotland's Euro 2020 play-off against Israel after having Scottish Premiership games pushed back.A full top-flight card had been scheduled for next Friday to give Scotland head coach Steve Clarke extra preparation time for…... Read More
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- On this date in history: In 1850, the U.S. Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, allowing slave owners to reclaim slaves who escaped into another state. In 1927, the Columbia Broadcasting System was born. Originally known as the Tiffany Network, its first program was an opera, The King's Henchman. In 1928,…... Read More
The Week’s daily round-up highlights the five best opinion pieces from across the British and international media, with excerpts from each.1. Emma Brockes in The Guardianon “suckers” and “losers”Nothing sticks to Donald Trump. But could this be an exception?“‘Nothing sticks’ has become the received wisdom about Trump, but amid the fallout from The Atlantic story…... Read More
A few years ago, David Adger was in his office at Queen Mary University of London, where he is a professor of linguistics, when the phone rang. It was a British TV company that wanted him to invent a language for monsters with no lips, just big teeth, in a new fantasy series, Beowulf. Adger…... Read More
How many stars are there in the universe? It’s a question asked regularly by professional and amateur astronomers alike.According to USBC Scienceline there are about ten billion galaxies and assuming there’s an average of 100 billion stars in each that means there’s about 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (one billion trillion) stars in the “observable universe”.Sky & Telescope magazine…... Read More
In the switchover to electric vehicles, governments hand out subsidies to new car buyer to help make the transition a little financially sweeter. In most countries, though, the subsidies only apply for new EVs, but in Scotland that’s no longer the case. According to Next Green Car, a consumer advice site that helps drivers make…... Read More
Article contentLONDON — Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday she was concerned about a backlog of novel coronavirus test results which was starting to affect the swift reporting of the state of the national outbreak.“We now have a very serious concern about the backlog of test results being faced by the UK lab…... Read More