Day: 28 August 2021

Alan Campbell: Format may be complicated but Euro minnows get chance

THE striking feature of the Champions League second-round draw was that in contrast to the men’s tournament, it gives title winners from the smaller European nations a decent chance of reaching the new lucrative group stage. That’s because, as part of the fiendishly complicated new format, the early stages have a Champions Path and a …

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Tartan Army face nervy wait after John McGinn Covid scare ahead of World Cup qualifiers

STEVE CLARKE and the Tartan Army have been left facing a nervy wait to find out if John McGinn will take part in Scotland’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers. The midfielder missed Aston Villa’s 1-1 draw with Brentford today because of “government guidelines with regards to Covid-19”. The club didn’t reveal any more information on the …

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Dundee United 0-2 Hearts: Jam Tarts impress as former Tangerines return to haunt United

IF Hearts spent much of last season playing like a snail making its way through treacle, then in this win over Dundee United they looked more like a swarm of wasps high on a particularly cheap brand of energy drink.  For 70 minutes, there was a swagger to the Jam Tarts at Tannadice. With the …

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TV film picks: Clueless, Tom Cruise, Thor and slasher fave Candyman

Clueless, Channel 5, 3.05pm High on the list of films nobody should miss an opportunity to re-watch is this gem from 1995, a bona fide comic masterpiece from Fast Times At Ridgemont High director Amy Heckerling. It certainly doesn’t harm its legacy that it’s based on Jane Austen’s Emma, but if you’ve never read the …

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Paul Mason sees far-right extremism all around – but is he right? Iain Macwhirter reviews How To Stop Fascism

Allen Lane, £20 Review by Iain Macwhirter Paul Mason is a worried man. He sees signs of fascism all around: Trump, Boris Johnson, Bolsonaro. Anti-vaxxers, Incels, Proud Boys. QAnon conspiracists raiding Capitol Hill; Brexit voters opposing immigration; Islamophobes in the Tory Party demonising people of colour. He even says the environmental movement is being infiltrated …

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Coronavirus Scotland: 5,858 new Covid cases in 24 hours and 8 new deaths

There have been 5,858 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Scotland in the past 24 hours.  According to Scottish Government statistics, there has been 8 new death in the same period.  Of the 43,450 new tests for Covid-19 reported results – 14.2% were positive. READ MORE: What are the symptoms for the Delta Covid variant and how do they differ? 49 people …

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Doctors union issues warning over ‘severe’ blood tube shortage

A shortage of blood tubes has put doctors and patients in a “terrible, unenviable position”, with GPs facing “difficult choices” about who gets blood tests, the British Medical Association has warned. The BMA said shortages across hospitals and GP surgeries were “severe” and if the NHS did not reduce usage in the coming days “even …

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Doctors union issues warning over ‘severe’ blood tube shortage

A shortage of blood tubes has put doctors and patients in a “terrible, unenviable position”, with GPs facing “difficult choices” about who gets blood tests, the British Medical Association has warned. The BMA said shortages across hospitals and GP surgeries were “severe” and if the NHS did not reduce usage in the coming days “even …

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