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SPL bank on more backers.



The Bank of Scotland Bank of Scotland plc is a commercial and clearing bank, based in Edinburgh, Scotland. With a history dating to the 17th century, it is the oldest surviving bank in what is now the United Kingdom, and is the only commercial institution created by the Parliament of Scotland to  will today be named as the first sponsors of the Scottish Premier League The Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League commonly known as the Scottish Premier League, Premier League or SPL is a professional league competition for football clubs located at the top level of the Scottish football league system - above the Scottish Football .

The deal, worth an estimated pounds 5million over four years, is the first major breakthrough for SPL (1) (Systems Programming Language) The assembly language for the HP 3000 series. See assembly language for an SPL program example.

(2) (Structured Programming Language) See structured programming.

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 chief executive Roger Mitchell since he took up the post on August 1 last year.

But the amount agreed is clearly still well short of the pounds 10million figure suggested by the big guns as a starting point Noun 1. starting point - earliest limiting point
terminus a quo

commencement, get-go, offset, outset, showtime, starting time, beginning, start, kickoff, first - the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the
 for potential backers when they announced their breakaway break·a·way  
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1. Designed to break, bend, or fall apart easily upon impact, especially to create an illusion, as with a theater prop, or for safety, as with a highway sign or barrier.

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 at the end of last season.

And it also falls short of the pounds 10m which was on the table from former Scottish League backers, whisky company Bells, who withdrew because of the uncertainty surrounding the future of the league.

The shortfall has resulted in the SPL bosses trying to attract around half a dozen, so- called sub-sponsors to the Bank of Scotland.

They would put a smaller amount of money into the game for a reduced level of

exposure.

The set-up will now be known as the Bank of Scotland's Scottish Premier League.

However, now that a sponsor has been found, the big question is - what will their money be used for?

The SPL have said in the past that they hope to earmark earmark

taking a piece out of the edge or center of the ear with a punch as an identification mark. The shape of the mark may be registerable under local legislation.
 some funds specifically for youth development.

What they do with this cash will be a test of that commitment.

The search will continue for other sub-sponsors and also for a backer for the SPL's under- 21 league.

PAUL SINCLAIR
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Title Annotation:Sport
Author:Sinclair, Paul
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Mar 10, 1999
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