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Articles from The Scotsman Online (September 10, 2020)

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9/11: how the September 11 attacks unfolded at the World Trade Center and Pentagon - and how the anniversary is being marked in 2020; Friday marks the 19th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the United States which saw the collapse of the Twin Towers. Finlay Greig 782
Bob MacIntyre bids to help Hurricane Laura recovery in Louisiana; Young Scot aiming to raise money for alma mater through birdies in US Open. Martin Dempster 1017
Bomb squad called to remove 'suspicious item' from beach in Fife seaside town; Residents said people were being told to leave the beach while officers were in attendance. Katharine Hay 303
Bomb squad remove 'suspicious item' from Fife beach; Residents said people were being told to leave the beach while officers were in attendance. Katharine Hay 158
Boris Johnson's 'Operation Moonshot' could be the final straw that sees Scotland boldly go into independence - Jim Duffy; James T Kirk and co always won in the end, but things may not go so smoothly for Boris Johnson and the crew running the UK as they attempt 'Operation Moonshot', says Jim Duffy. Jim Duffy 1147
BrewDog serves up final Equity for Punks crowdfunder to boost sustainability; Craft beer firm BrewDog has launched a bid to raise up to [pounds sterling]50 million in what it says will be the final round of its "record-breaking" Equity for Punks crowdfunding programme, helping it meet ambitious sustainability targets. Emma Newlands 573
Brexit Britain must not abandon UK's best values - Scotsman comment; As leading Conservative politicians pointed out following the publication of the UK Internal Markets Bill, adherence to the rule of law is vital. Scotsman Leader Comment 645
Brexit Britain, fired up on dreams of empire after leaving EU, is making enemies on the world stage - Kenny MacAskill; UK may be about to have the kind of crisis that forces countries to reassess themselves, says Kenny MacAskill. Kenny MacAskill 729
Caledonia Housing Association on target to deliver 500 homes across Scotland; Caledonia Housing Association is to spend [pounds sterling]40 million on seven current housing projects in Scotland, providing hundreds of homes. Scott Reid 291
California wildfires turn skies orange; Smoke plumes from wildfires in the US state of California have turned the sky over the San Francisco area orange. Michael Gillen 424
Celtic captain Scott Brown supports First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's call on when fans should return; Celtic captain Scott Brown has backed Nicola Sturgeon's decision to postpone the return of football supporters to Premiership grounds until next month. Stephen Halliday 547
Challenger banks facing challenges of their own - Jim Duffy comment; Venture capital (VC) is not a space I know too much about. Jim Duffy 900
Church choirs call on Scottish Government to let them sing again; New research suggests singing is no more likely to spread Covid-19 than talking. Elsa Maishman 724
Clmate change: This simple guide to the scientific evidence explains the urgent need for action - Dr Emily Grossman; A new, free and rigorously fact-checked book, Emergency on Planet Earth, provides an easy-to-understand guide to the science of climate change, writes Dr Emily Grossman. Emily Grossman 1334
Dame Diana Rigg: Avengers star dies aged 82; The Avengers actress Dame Diana Rigg has died at the age of 82, her agent has said. Joe Cawthorn 257
David Lee: Scotland's building bridges worldwide through fintech; David Lee examines why fintech is an industry that seems created for the pandemic age, enabling virtual partnerships that cross national boundaries and overcome the limits of physical distancing. David Lee 1358
Details of Scotland matches at new Autumn Nations Cup revealed; Amazon primed to secure TV rights. Graham Bean 555
Digital exclusion is not just a problem for the elderly - Alastair Stewart; The pandemic has increased the reliance on digital devices for simple things like ordering food, writes Alastair Stewart. Alastair Stewart 838
Edinburgh police arrest and charge councillor after 'unlawful' anti-lockdown protests; Two protests against the coronavirus lockdown were held "in opposition to the Covid-19 restrictions", Police Scotland said. Conor Marlborough 411
Edinburgh's Duhan van der Merwe and Richard Cockerill named player and coach of the season; Capital pair voted best player and best coach by their peers for the 2019-20 season. Graham Bean 594
Edinburgh's Menzies flags losses but wins new business despite Covid turbulence; John Menzies, the Edinburgh-headquartered global aviation services group, has plunged to a first-half loss after revenue was cut by a third amid "very challenging conditions". Scott Reid 516
Edinburgh's St James Quarter: With attractions like virtual grouse shooting, this could be just the thing for Capital - John McLellan; The St James Quarter, which includes a food hall of Scottish produce which can be cooked to order, should help Edinburgh recover from the Covid crisis, writes John McLellan. John McLellan 1218
EedenBull's Nicki Bisgaard on accelerated change in fintech; EedenBull chief Nicki Bisgaard tells David Lee about the acceleration of changes from cash to card and in-person to e-commerce transactions - and why his firm is poised to capitalise. 1245
EICC appoints finance boss as it looks to resume events at venue; The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has appointed Stuart Bone as finance director. Emma Newlands 418
Entrepreneurial spirit in food tourism sector is plain to see - Lesley Judge and Suzy Powell; The Adopt a Business initiative is matching industry to academics and students from 12 universities to help companies as they strive to diversify and develop, write Lesley Judge and Suzy Powell. Lesley Judge & Suzy Powell 738
Fed up of dodging traffic wardens and shelling out thousands for city-centre parking? If you're sick of shelling out hundreds of pounds each month to pay for parking and checking your watch every few minutes in a bid to outsmart the traffic wardens, there could be another solution. Ilona Amos 443
Film reviews: The Roads Not Taken / The Painted Bird / Max Richter's Sleep / Real; Sally Potter struggles to find the right path for The Roads Not Taken, while Vaclav Marhoul's three-hour epic The Painted Bird affirms the resilience of the human spirit in the midst of unimaginable suffering during the Holocaust. Alistair Harkness 1038
Films will need to meet diversity guidelines to win best picture at Oscars; Films hoping to qualify for best picture at the Oscars will soon have to meet strict diversity guidelines, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences has announced. Keiran Southern 380
Finalists for Converge 2020, Scotland's top academic company creation programme, unveiled; The finalists for Converge 2020, the company creation programme for Scotland's higher education sector, have been unveiled. Scott Reid 485
Fiona Hyslop: Fintech firms can help drive Scotland's economic recovery; Fiona Hyslop explains why the fintech sector is a vital part of government efforts to boost economic growth. Fiona Hyslop 436
Five emerging tech trends that will shape the future of fintech; Exciting opportunities are arising from the take up of emerging technology, Olivia Fletcher surveys five trends that will shape the future of the sector. Olivia Fletcher 1280
Five fintech firms that tackled problems through innovation; Spotting a problem and tackling it is a hallmark of the fintech sector. David Lee speaks to five firms that created innovative new businesses by doing this - and what comes next. David Lee 1686
Former rookie at Edinburgh agency StudioLR now co-leader; A creative expert has taken a leading role at the Edinburgh-based agency where he originally started his career after winning a graduate placement award - as it aims to double in size within five years. Emma Newlands 530
Four distinct groups of virus patients admitted to hospital study shows; People who are admitted to hospital with Covid-19 can be divided into four distinct groups, according to data from the world's largest study of patients with the disease. Kevan Christie 700
Four firms on how fintech helped them to adapt during lockdown; Four companies tell Craig Johnson how getting to grips with financial technology has helped them adapt during the lockdown. Craig Johnson 1241
Graeme Jones: Growth of fintech in Scotland has been remarkable; Graeme Jones, who steps down as chief executive of Scottish Financial Enterprise at the end of 2020 after five years, reflects on the expansion of fintech during his tenure. Graeme Jones 815
Here's how you can win a [pounds sterling]570,000 Scottish home with sauna and grand piano; A generous Scot is raffling his impressive home in order to raise money for charity. Rosalind Erskine 461
Hibs game in doubt as second St Mirren player tests positive for Covid-19; Paisley club announces fresh setback. Graham Bean 521
How Bridge is helping ecommerce companies have less 'abandoned baskets'; Before the coronavirus pandemic struck, online spending was only going one way: up. 1370
How Scotland's fintech businesses have managed to thrive despite pandemic challenges; David Lee finds fintech businesses have managed to grow and thrive during the pandemic, forming partnerships to find solutions to the challenges that arose. David Lee 1265
Interview: George MacKay, star of The True History of The Kelly Gang; When the BAFTA winner was back in Edinburgh he talked to Janet Christie. Janet Christie 2712
James Forrest's scoring feat sees him match the likes of Ally McCoist, Davie Cooper, Paul McStay and John Robertson; Celtic winger hits another landmark in joining select band who have scored in every league season for 12 years. Andrew Smith 935
John Hartson: How can we have atmosphere if fans are not allowed to shout, sing or cheer? Supporters' code of conduct will make it tough to create the buzz the game feeds off; Supporters' code of conduct will make it tough to create the buzz the game feeds off. Moira Gordon 921
Jump in number of firms calculating ethnicity pay gap; The number of companies calculating their ethnicity pay gap has grown "significantly" in the past two years - and firms should be harnessing such data to help improve workplace diversity, according to a new report from PwC. Emma Newlands 533
Large pelagic fishing boats tick the sustainability boxes - Ian Gatt; The herring and mackerel sector's environmental credentials are sound, despite what critics might claim, says Ian Gatt. Ian Gatt 775
Liam Johnston has chance of 59 as he leads Portugal Masters; Scot opens with blistering 10 birdies to lead European Tour event in Villamoura. Martin Dempster 745
Marc Hirschi climbs to glory in the Tour de France; Swiss rider finally tops podium after sevond and third places. Ian Parker 793
Meet five of the most important players in Scottish fintech; It's not just about the tech - it's also about the people. So who are the key players winning acclaim? Craig Johnson meets five faces of fintech. Craig Johnson 1206
New 44 Scotland Street Chapter 24: Kamikaze mosquitoes; Their first night in the hotel was far from comfortable. Their sleeplessness might have been put down to the effects of time differences on their circadian rhythms, but a more immediate cause suggested itself in the presence in the room of flights of mosquitoes. Alexander McCall Smith 1078
Nick Drainey: Scotland's 'fintech for good' sector is thriving; The 'fintech for good' sector is thriving, says Nick Drainey, with firms supporting people to access benefits, low-cost credit, and help charities. Nick Drainey 1237
Nicola Sturgeon announces gatherings limited to six after rising Covid-19 cases; First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has today announced that Scots will now be restricted to gatherings of six people in a fresh Covid crackdown. Scott Macnab 710
Nicola Sturgeon brands Boris Johnson's Brexit internal market proposals an 'abomination', with Scottish Government not ruling out a legal challenge; Nicola Sturgeon has branded post-Brexit plans to create a UK single market an "abomination" that will "cripple devolution". Scott Macnab 991
Nicola Sturgeon daily briefing RECAP: Gatherings limited to six amid rise in Covid-19 cases, phase 4 delayed; Updates on Covid-19 in Scotland. Gary Flockhart 155
Nicola Sturgeon: BBC Scotland changes coverage of coronavirus briefings; BBC Scotland will decide which briefings to broadcast live based on "editorial merit". Katrine Bussey Editorial 299
Nicola Sturgeon: Coronavirus update speech in full; Read the First Minister's coronavirus update here in full. Rachel Mackie 3508
Obituary: Marilyn Imrie, radio drama producer and theatre director; Marilyn Imrie, producer and director. Born: 20 November, 1947 in Markinch, Fife. Died: 21 August, 2020 in Edinburgh, aged 72. Joyce McMillan 1106
One of Scotland's longest-serving chief executives to step down after 22 years in post; Angus MacSween, one of Scotland's longest serving chief executives, is to leave the top post at Iomart, the Glasgow-based cloud computing and web hosting company. Scott Reid 413
Operation Moonshot: Boris Johnson's coronavirus mass testing plan explained - and what experts say about the project; The UK government is preparing to gamble on an ambitious testing programme labelled Operation Moonshot. Finlay Greig 756
Pantomime is cancelled but at least we've got Owen Farrell and Novak Djokovic; Little evidence that old ways will be mended after duo's misdemeanours. Aidan Smith 1166
Protect Scotland: New coronavirus tracing app live - here's how it works; Nicola Sturgeon urges Scots to download new Protect Scotland app. Gary Flockhart 502
Protect Scotland: Piers Morgan urges Scots to download new Covid-19 app to fight against virus spread; Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan has urged Scots to download a new contact tracing app to help fight the spread of Covid-19. Jamie McKenzie 520
Samaritans launch new guidelines for social media giants on suicide content; New guidelines for internet platforms on how to safely manage self-harm and suicide content have been published by Samaritans in an effort to set industry standards on the issue. Martyn Landi 373
Scotland international Calum MacLeod signs for Sussex; Experienced batsman to play in remainder of county's Vitality Blast campaign. Graham Bean 402
Scotland lockdown update: new rules explained as Nicola Sturgeon announces limit of 6 people at social gatherings; People in Scotland will now no longer be able to socialise in groups greater than six. Finlay Greig 823
Scotland sees hundreds 'gather' to shape more ethical financial future; A global summit convened virtually from Scotland will next month bring together hundreds of professionals in an effort to build a more ethical finance system. Scott Reid 508
Scottish Government criticised over Covid FOI record; The Scottish Government has come under fire from the country's Freedom of Information watchdog, after its performance plummeted during the Covid pandemic. Scott Macnab 404
Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard should resist calls to resign - David Martin; Scottish Labour members should take a Buddhist approach to the party's problems and meditate on the need to work together, writes David Martin. David Martin 778
Scottish Weather: Yellow weather warning issued as heavy rain set to batter the country; Downpours are expected over the weekend across the north west of Scotland. Rachel Mackie 363
Sir David Attenborough joins global call to save nature; Nature is being destroyed by humans at a rate never seen before, according to a new report which shows wildlife populations across the world have crashed by more than two thirds in the past 50 years. Ilona Amos 726
Six sheep killed and several injured at Scottish farm in suspected dog attack; Officers in the area are appealing for witnesses. Katharine Hay 410
Southampton angry with Scotland over Stuart Armstrong; You must be careful with him, says manager Ralph Hasenhuttl. Ed Elliot 539
SRU suspends all ticket sales and admits Covid-19 could hit 2021 Six Nations crowd numbers; Admission from union that worsening coronavirus situation could extend into new year and limit capacity for fans at BT Murrayfield. Duncan Smith 923
St Mirren v Hibs game in doubt as player from Paisley club tests positive for coronavirus; Footballer from Paisley club is self-isolating. Graham Bean 310
Stonehaven crash: Emergency instructions for trains issued after derailment; Emergency instructions have been issued over train controls after the fatal crash near Stonehaven, a report revealed today. Alastair Dalton 759
Surprise as rare leatherback turtle spotted near Hebridean isle of Muck; A chance encounter with a giant leatherback turtle has surprised and delighted wildlife-watchers after the rare creature was spotted swimming in Scottish waters. Ilona Amos 538
Tax on frequent fliers backed by UK citizens' assembly; Taxes that increase as people fly further and more often should be introduced to help cut carbon, the UK's first citizens' assembly on climate change has recommended. Emily Beament 450
The food industry is investing in future - Moira Stalker; Apprenticeships help ensure the sector's workers have the skills they will need, writes Moira Stalker. Moira Stalker 707
The green recovery will take root in Scottish agriculture - Prof Derek Stewart; Farmers are well-versed in innovation, diversification and respect for the land, says Prof Derek Stewart. Prof Derek Stewart 526
The Scotsman Sessions #101: Tam Dean Burn; Welcome to The Scotsman Sessions. With performing arts activity curtailed for the foreseeable future, we are commissioning a series of short video performances from artists all around the country and releasing them on, with introductions from our critics. Here, Tam Dean Burn tackles the subject of Scotland's salmon farming industry in an excerpt from his show Aquaculture Flagshipwreck. Joyce McMillan Excerpt 778
The Scotsman Sessions #102: Roseanne Reid; Welcome to The Scotsman Sessions. With performing arts activity curtailed for the foreseeable future, we are commissioning a series of short video performances from artists all around the country and releasing them on, with introductions from our critics. Here, Roseanne Reid performs her song Couldn't Wish More For You in the back garden of her home in Dundee. Fiona Shepherd 445
The Scotsman Sessions #103: Suzanne Butler and Sandy Butler; Welcome to The Scotsman Sessions. With performing arts activity curtailed for the foreseeable future, we are commissioning a series of short video performances from artists all around the country and releasing them on, with introductions from our critics. Here, Suzanne Butler performs the title track from her debut album Be Your Own Man, with her husband Sandy Butler on guitar. Paul Whitelaw 437
The Scotsman Sessions #104: Brian Kellock; Welcome to The Scotsman Sessions. With the performing arts world shutting down for the foreseeable future, we are commissioning a series of short video performances from artists all around the country and releasing them on, with introductions from our critics. Here, jazz pianist Brian Kellock plays two Irving Berlin standards: No Strings (I'm Fancy Free), memorably sung and danced by Fred Astaire in Top Hat, and No Business Like Show Business from Annie Get Your Gun. Jim Gilchrist 443
These are the 24 new speed camera sites across Scotland; The locations of all the new fixed, mobile and average speed cameras across the country. Matt Allan 590
Two cases of Covid-19 linked to University of St Andrews confirmed; Two people with links to the University of St Andrews have tested positive for Covid-19. Fiona Dobie 370
UK's Internal Market Bill is an explicit attack on Scottish devolution - Tommy Sheppard MSP; Not only will Internal Market Bill break international law, it will give powers to Westminster to override Scottish Parliament decisions on devolved matters, writes Tommy Sheppard MSP. Tommy Sheppard 831
University of Edinburgh partners up to fix fintech problems; David Lee learns about how the University of Edinburgh is working closely with industry partners to overcome difficult fintech challenges. David Lee 1513
University of Strathclyde spurs fintech forwards with MSc; As the new higher education academic year nears, David Lee assesses the groundbreaking collaborative research work being undertaken by the University of Strathclyde. 1284
What time is Nicola Sturgeon's daily briefing today? When will the First Minister announce latest review of lockdown restrictions? Nicola Sturgeon could announce restrictions on social gatherings to handle covid spread north of the border on Thursday. Gary Flockhart 509
World Suicide Prevention Day 2020: where to get help to improve your mental health - from MIND to Samaritans; World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 aims to bring awareness to suicide prevention. Rhona Shennan 1187

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