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Articles from The Scotsman Online (June 8, 2020)

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'Coordinated' travel plan needed, ABTA warns; A "coordinated plan" for restarting international travel is needed, the industry body for travel agents has told the UK Government, enabling businesses and consumers to plan ahead. Jane Bradley 505
'This was certainly one of the more odd ones' - Firefighters called to rescue fox cub in Glasgow found with its head stuck in a wheel; The fox cub was spotted looking very confused by the situation it found itself in. Katharine Hay 228
A national delusion? Case for indyref2 couldn't be stronger - Lesley Riddoch; Is the case for Scottish independence a 'national delusion' as a weekend commentator described it, terminally banjaxed by Boris Johnson's implacable opposition to a second independence vote? Lesley Riddoch 1049
Argentina 0 - 1 Cameroon: 'It was all very honest brutality'; 'That is a classic moment of the World Cup," says Howard Webb, bursting into laughter. We are watching the opening match of the 1990 World Cup and a sequence of cartoonish brutality as Claudio Caniggia, the long-haired Argentina attacker, evades two attempts by Cameroon defenders to stop his sprint upfield before the giant figure of Benjamin Massing steps across and takes him out with such force that his right boot flies off. SIMON HART 1216
Be careful you don't have to splash out - Steven Smart; Employers must remember there is more to consider than Covid-19 when assessing risk, writes Steven Smart. Steven Smart 752
Britain urged to be 'more realistic' in Brexit talks; Britain must be "more realistic" in post-Brexit trade deal talks, a French former Europe minister has said. 567
Carers Week 2020: UK national awareness campaign celebrating carers explained, this year's theme - and discounts for carers; Carers Week is an annual event which takes place each year, celebrating the fantastic work of carers in the UK. Helen Johnson 839
Claudio Caniggia took brunt of the punishment on an eventful night in Milan; Cameroon dished out savage treatment to Argentina winger in World Cup finals match. ALAN PATTULLO 830
Comment: Covid may offer silver lining for Scots tech scene; Since February, conducting any conversation - virtually or otherwise - without mentioning the C-word has become remarkably difficult. While avoiding any mention is impossible, fear not - it's not all doom and gloom. Ian Colvin 754
Compulsory 14-day quarantine for arrivals in Scotland begins; Breaking the compulsory 14-day quarantine after arriving in Scotland could see international visitors forced to pay a [pounds sterling]480 fine, according to border controls which come into force from today. Gina Davidson 785
Croquet seeing revival during the pandemic; New players are warned that this is no longer the 'genteel' sport they may expect. Rachel Mackie 648
Edinburgh fintech unveils product to help hospitality customers order and pay at table; An Edinburgh-based hospitality tech start-up says it is offering bar and restaurant owners a way of introducing safe, contactless way for customers to order and pay, helping meet physical distancing guidelines. Emma Newlands 716
Ex-IAAF chief on trial over London 2012 doping cover-ups; Athletes paid out huge sums for 'protection' from failed tests. JOHN LEICESTER 760
Firefighters tackle industrial estate blaze in Dundee through the night; Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at an industrial estate in Dundee throughout the night. Caitlyn Dewar 176
How coronavirus pandemic has shown proportional representation is vital for UK - Wendy Chamberlain MP; Countries like Germany and New Zealand, which have not seen the same level of deaths from Covid as the UK, have systems of government that encourage co-operation and compromise, writes Wendy Chamberlain MP. Wendy Chamberlain 848
How SPFL clubs could make streaming an immersive experience for fans - virtual fanzone to on-field interviews; A look at possible ways in which clubs can make streaming games a more immersive experience for fans. Joel Sked 1429
How US is complicit in police killings of unarmed black men - Henry McLeish; The number of police killings in the US suggests that criminal justice governance in the US is incompetent and complicit in the deaths of people like George Floyd, writes Henry McLeish. Henry McLeish 1290
Landlords must beware new rules on student tenancies - Alastair Cowan; Scottish Covid-19 legislation has introduced a degree of flexibility that doesn't exist in the rest of the UK, says Alastair Cowan. Alastair Cowan 720
Major report on child poverty delayed indefinitely; The Scottish Government has been accused of "burying bad news" after announcing an indefinite delay to the publication of a major report into child poverty in Scotland. Gina Davidson 760
Martin Dempster: Safety is more important than birdies in PGA Tour's return; Scary week ahead for Rory McIlroy and other top players. MARTIN DEMPSTER 494
Martin Dempster: Threatening Scottish golfers with law is way over the top; Clubs and players should be publicly applauded by Scottish Government. MARTIN DEMPSTER 967
Neil Lennon risked managerial career with return to Celtic says Gordon Strachan; Many doubted his appointment but club's nine-in-a-row boss 'can deal with anything'. ALAN PATTULLO 585
Nicola Sturgeon says coronavirus 'in retreat'; Nicola Sturgeon has said coronavirus is "in retreat" in Scotland as she revealed there have been no new deaths from the disease for a second day in a row. Gary Flockhart 824
Nicola Sturgeon slams 'shameful' Tories over calls for Freeman to be axed; Nicola Sturgeon has accused the Tories of "party politics at its worst" over calls for Health Secretary Jeane Freeman to be axed. Scott Macnab 653
No new deaths in Scotland from Covid-19 for second day running; For the second day running there were no new deaths from Covid-19 registered in Scotland, according to data released by the Scottish Government. Gary Flockhart 277
North Sea major BP to take axe to 10,000 jobs; Oil major BP is to slash 10,000 jobs from its global workforce, the majority by the end of this year, in a move described by experts as "symptomatic" of the challenges facing the industry. Scott Reid 662
Obituary: Alan J 'Willy' Wands, Scottish film producer and production manager; Alan J "Willy" Wands, film producer and production manager. Born: 3 July, 1952 in Ayr. Died: 17 May, 2020 in Glasgow, aged 67. Obituary 946
Police federation accuses Scottish Government of 'deliberately ambiguous' Covid-19 messaging; The organisation representing rank and file police officers across Scotland has accused the Scottish Government of "deliberately ambiguous" messaging on how Covid-19 restrictions are being enforced. Martyn Mclaughlin 1249
Rangers eye EPL duo, Celtic man set for exit, Hearts & Hibs latest - Scottish Premiership Rumour Mill; The latest Scottish football news, transfer rumours, and gossip... Kathleen Oates 715
Remote working endangers IP ownership - comment; As we slowly begin to emerge from lockdown restrictions, Covid-19 is likely to make working from home a "new normal" for many UK employees. Neeraj Thomas 631
Revealed: Why pinkest flamingos are 'the most aggressive'; The pinkest flamingos are also the most aggressive when it comes to squabbling over food, scientists have found. 409
Scottish ballet dancers get creative to remain en pointe in lockdown; Ballet dancers have been creating makeshift studios at home using mantelpieces and chairs to keep themselves in condition during lockdown. 556
Signs of hope for businesses despite lockdown misery; The lockdown measures continued to take an inevitable toll on the Scottish economy last month but businesses have signalled renewed optimism for activity levels over the year ahead, according to a report out today. Perry Gourley 591
Statistics shame the Scottish Government in handling of Covid - Brian Monteith; It is beyond doubt in my view that the Scottish Government has handled the Covid-19 pandemic appallingly. The important question we have to ask is "why"? Brian Monteith 1066
Sweet's Steve Priest helped change 1970s attitudes to gender - Aidan Smith; The thunder of Sweet's bass takes Aidan Smith back to 1973, a Bacofoil blouse and a rapidly changing world. Aidan Smith 1168
Teenage boy dies falling from a bridge in Scotland; The young man was pronounced dead at the scene. Katharine Hay 153
Terry Christie: Corinthian spirit has sadly disappeared from the modern game; The professional foul is, in my view, one of the worst forms of cheating. TERRY CHRISTIE 696
The importance of balancing purpose and profit - comment; The case for compassionate capitalism is increasing, and it will be key to unlocking growth, says Harry Hussain, head of corporate and B2B PR at Frame. Harry Hussain 968
The Scotsman Crossword 8/6/20; Here is today's Scotsman crossword grid and clues. Alan Young 471
There is cautious hope in the Covid battle - leader comment; There has been little from the daily coronavirus statistic updates to lift the spirits of a locked-down nation. Scotsman Leader Comment 408
These are the lockdown restrictions which could be eased in Scotland next week; Nicola Sturgeon has said Scotland could move into phase two of the route map out of lockdown when the policy is reviewed in ten days' time. Gary Flockhart 659
UK's refusal to condemn Donald Trump makes it complicit - Christine Jardine; Donald Trump's increasingly violent rhetoric in response to protests over racial injustice and police brutality cannot go unchallenged, writes Christine Jardine, urging people to remember the words of Dr Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. Christine Jardine 1044
US authorities formally request Prince Andrew as witness as probe into Jeffrey Epstein enquiry; US authorities have formally requested Prince Andrew answer questions as a witness in a criminal probe into sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, according to reports. Caitlyn Dewar 361
Weather heating up in Scotland as temperatures set to rise above 20C this weekend; It could be back to 'taps aff' for Scots this weekend as forecasts predict hot, sunny conditions returning to the UK in the next few days. Ilona Amos 450
When was slavery abolished in the UK? History of the British slave trade as Edward Colston statue is pulled down in Bristol; As Black Lives Matter protests continue around the world, many are reflecting on the history of racism in UK and its roots in slavery. Stephanie Rendall 920
When will I be able to stay with my family? Rules around visiting other households in Scotland explained; Following the latest lockdown review on 28 May, the Scottish Government has begun to relax a number of restrictions as part of its four-phase plan to return to normal life. Claire Schofield 559
Who was Edward Colston? Why Black Lives Matter protesters pulled down the slave trader's statue - and what will happen to it; Thousands of people took to the streets of the UK over the weekend as part of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations. Claire Schofield 565
Why does New Zealand have no cases of coronavirus? How the country handled the Covid-19 pandemic as it lifts most lockdown restrictions; New Zealand is preparing to lift all of its lockdown restrictions after reporting it has no active cases of coronavirus. Rhona Shennan 698
Why I'm glad Dominic Cummings wasn't forced to quit - Tom Wood; We may regret political bloodsports that have robbed us of the medical expertise of Dr Catherine Calderwood and Professor Neil Ferguson, writes Tom Wood. Tom Wood 714
Why was a Winston Churchill statue defaced? The life and views of the wartime PM as graffiti brands him 'racist'; Thousands of protestors came out in force across the UK on Sunday (7 Jun) in support of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, following the recent killing of African American man George Floyd in Minneapolis. Claire Schofield 566
Young carers in Scotland to receive [pounds sterling]305,000 funding boost; Young carers in Scotland are to benefit from a [pounds sterling]305,000 funding boost to help them cope with the coronavirus pandemic, as figures reveal 4.5 million more people across the UK are caring for older, disabled or seriously ill relatives or friends as a result of the outbreak. Gina Davidson 825

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