Day: 20 August 2021

Scotland U21 boss Scot Gemmill explains Aberdeen talent Calvin Ramsay’s omission from squad

SCOTLAND UNDER 21s boss Scot Gemmill believes it’s better for Aberdeen talent Calvin Ramsay to be guaranteed action with the Under 19s squad rather than sit on the bench for the young Scots’ opening Euro qualifier in Turkey next month. Gemmill named an almost entirely new-look squad from the last campaign, where they agonisingly fell …

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Edinburgh Rugby managing director Doug Struth delighted with season ticket sales

It says a lot about how Edinburgh Rugby has failed to capture the imagination of its city during the 26 years since the game was professionalised that managing to sell around 3,300 season tickets with just three weeks to go before the start of the campaign was hailed as an excellent achievement by the capital …

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The Tenner Bet: James Morgan picks his Saturday English lower league treble

England’s lower leagues were once viewed as a retirement home where ageing top-flight footballers went to top up the deposit money for their first pub. In reality, the standard between the worst teams in Division Four and the elite in Division One was not so great. This was an era when occurrences that would never …

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Raith Rovers vs Dunfermline abandoned after only 15 minutes

Raith Rovers vs Dunfermline in the Scottish Championship has been abandoned after only 15 minutes due to a power fault inside Starks Park. Both the Penman or McDermid stands were without power after the match kicked off and the referee was forced to speak with the stadium safety officer. After consultation with the Police Scotland …

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Afghanistan: US in ‘constant contact’ with Taliban as Biden promises to get all Americans out

PRESIDENT Joe Biden has claimed the US remains in “constant contact” with the Taliban, and has struck an agreement with the militant group to allow the evacuation of Americans. In a White House Press conference on the events in Afghanistan, President Biden claims the US has secured Kabul airport and is proceeding with evacuations of …

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Letters: Why the efficiency of drug consumption rooms must be scrutinised

I AGREE, generally, with Martin Powell and Dr Andrew McAuley that drug consumption rooms (DCRs) have merit as a harm reduction measure (“Consumption rooms have value”, Letters August 18). Indeed, considering the harm reduction measures already in place in the UK’s four constituent nations to address problematic drug use, the introduction of DCRs would not …

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Competition watchdog raises concern over Arm deal

The multibillion-pound purchase of UK computer chip designer Arm by US tech giant Nvidia might stifle innovation, the competition watchdog has said. The Competition and Markets Authority said it was concerned the $40 billion (£31.2bn) deal might restrict the access Nvidia’s rivals have to Arm’s technology, which is used by firms to making semiconductor chips …

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Douglas Ross denies ‘anti-families’ comment was a dig at Greens’ LGBT support

THE CONSERVATIVES have denied claims that a tweet by Douglas Ross was “a dog whistle” for people less in favour of LGBT rights. The Scottish Tory leader took to Twitter to vent his anger at the leadership of the SNP and Greens reaching a deal – labelling it “anti-families”. Mr Ross received hundreds of comments …

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Plymouth gunman Jake Davison kept shotgun after admitting assault

Police did not seize Plymouth gunman Jake Davison’s shotgun and licence after he admitted assaulting two youths in a park, it has emerged. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said the 22-year-old’s shotgun and licence were only seized in December last year when concerns were raised directly with Devon and Cornwall Police. Davison had …

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