Day: 8 August 2021

Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass opens up on pitch invasion after winning goal against Livingston

Stephen Glass tolerated Aberdeen’s early performance at Livingston and insists he also understands the fans’ exuberant reaction to his team’s dramatic late victory. Scores of the 900-strong travelling support spilled onto the playing surface in the immediate aftermath of Jack Mackenzie’s clinching goal deep in the fourth minute of injury-time. Excitement at such a late …

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Hero Open: Grant Forrest cuts down rivals for maiden tour triumph

With a fearless display of poise and purpose, Grant Forrest secured his maiden European Tour title in the Hero Open at the Fairmont St Andrews last night. On a tense, tumultuous day at the sharp end of the leaderboard, which must have had the greenkeepers sweeping up bits of nibbled fingernails as the nerves jangled, …

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St Johnstone goalkeeper Zander Clark will have ‘without doubt’ caught the eye of Steve Clarke, says Callum Davidson

CALLUM DAVIDSON has called for Scotland recognition for his goalkeeper Zander Clark after his stunning display against Motherwell.  The 29-year-old pulled off a string of world class saves as Saints and the Steelmen drew 1-1 in the second Scottish Premiership clash of the season.  A Stephen O’Donnell own goal gave the hosts the lead at McDiarmid …

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Let’s hope miraculous ‘awakenings’ of 40-year coma patients are permanent

In 1973, the neurologist Oliver Sacks published his remarkable book, Awakenings, which was a chronicle of his treatment of patients trapped in catatonia, often for decades, and who were awakened by the drug levodopa, or L-dopa, which is synthesised in the brain into dopamine. The book was made into a film with Robin Williams as …

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How Henry Ford’s ‘horseless carriages’ re-engineered capitalism

It was the day that travel was democratised, that our standard of living was turbocharged – when four wheels replaced four limbs or, alternatively, the first day of the beginning of the end of our species. The first Model T Ford, spewing out noxious fumes, rolled off the production line at Henry Ford’s Highland Park …

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Greens MSP set to become Government minister in ‘New Zealand-style’ deal with SNP

A GREEN MSP would take on a position in the Scottish Government under a “New Zealand-style” co-operation deal being mulled over by civil servants. The SNP and Greens are reportedly ironing out a co-operation agreement at Holyrood – but any deal will need the backing of Scottihs Greens members. An email seen by the PA …

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Poll: Independence support would fall if Scotland was set to adopt euro

Almost 40 per cent of Scots are less likely to back independence if separation plans appeared on course for the country adopting the euro currency, a new poll has revealed. The poll by Redford and Wilton Strategies of 1,000 Scottish adults found that 39 per cent would be less likely to support the country’s separation …

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Caledonian Heritable acquires North Berwick hotel site

PUB giant Caledonian Heritable has acquired the staff accommodation building of the former Macdonald Marine Hotel in North Berwick. Edinburgh-based Caledonian, which is owned by the entrepreneur Kevin Doyle, is redeveloping the property after fending off competition to secure the deal. READ MORE: The sale price was not disclosed, but it was in excess of the £1.353 …

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Health: Are men lagging behind in the health stakes? Six common issues and what to do about them

With new book Man Alive, Dr Jeff Foster is on a mission to address the gaps in men’s health. Lisa Salmon finds out more. Being a man is bad for your health. Or so says Jeff Foster – and as a GP, male health specialist and a man himself, he should know. “Compared with women, …

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