Among the top 10 food and drink trends for 2015 which ranged from pudding bars, Middle Eastern cuisine,, keg wine, vermouth and lobster bars as well as multi-sensory dining, missing was any speculation that in 2015 Kraft and Heinz would merge company creates the world’s fifth biggest food company and third largest in North America.
About 100 young people from across the Glasgow took part in a digital master class. Glasgow City of Science’s Digital Making Project, the first of its kind in Scotland, saw the 14-17 year olds learn the skills necessary to create their own websites, apps and games and use Raspberry Pi computers to code.
A flurry of DDoS reports from DDoS protection vendors as of late, has Corero Network Security's Stephanie Weagle (below) throwing a hat into the ring. Its recently released report offers a unique perspective on the growing DDoS threat; offering a stark contrast to the majority of the reports that are saturating this months headlines.
Gaberlunzie had a rather hilarious experience recently and as it involves the important issue of savings, he feels like sharing it. He has a current account with his bank (not owned by itself but is part of a larger group) and he thought it time he opened a savings account. Accordingly he made an appointment to go and see the bank about opening one.
The Minister for Youth and Women’s Employment Annabelle Ewing will open Scotland’s first bio-refinery in Fife. David Hepworth and Eric Whale of CelluComp Ltd designed the innovative biomaterial Curran and the company was awarded the IBLF Award for Innovation in Biomass Utilisation in the European Coatings Show in April this year.
As Crieff Hydro unveils hotel expansion plan to buy Peebles Hydro and the Park Hotel in the borders from McMillan Hotels , hotel developers Duddingston House Properties and the Urbanist Group – said at least £7 million would need to be spent on the the former Royal High School or New Parliament House building at the foot of Calton Hill simply to reopen it. The group unveiled plans to transform Edinburgh’s “Athens of the North” landmark into a new capital culture quarter.
Longannet in Fife, is to close after it failing to win the valuable electricity supply contract from National Grid. The coal-fired power station on the Firth of Forth, rated by environmentalists as among the 30 most-polluting plants in Europe, is to close by March 2016, after loosing out to its rival and cleaner gas-fired power station Peterhead , owned by SSE, that was granted the £15m contract.
This month, mid-Scotland Forestry and Timber region event in Stirling Management Centre raised the issue: will there be land to plant and will the lorries be able to get in? More recently a new £36 million-a-year subsidy regime designed to support Scotland's forestry industry, is claimed to lack sufficient provision of land to ensure the long term viability of the £1.7bn sector.
Such a stooshie over bonnie Eilean Donan Castle being pictured to advertise Irish castle visiting!!
Gaberlunzie had a wee spier into Google, who is currently punctiliously labelling his picture as Scottish, English, Welsh and Irish.
French luxury group LVMH's biggest watch maker Tag Heuer says it will launch a smartwatch later this year using Google Inc's Android operating system in a venture with Intel Corp to compete head-on with the Apple Watch reports Reuters.
More than £70 million is being injected into science research projects to tackle challenges including airport capacity and our ability to search vast volumes of visual data. The funding has been provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for equipment and projects at 18 universities across the UK. Stirling has the distinction to be the only University in Scotland to qualify for funding.
MOMA the New York Museum of Modern Art not only currently features a retrospective of the multifaceted work of composer, musician and singer Björk, but Edinburgh’s 4 man 3Deception team is also “ honoured and proud to be involved in Songlines, with its software 3Dception powering the location-based augmented audio experience.
BASF and eight partners cooperate to optimise production processes for renewable-based products through PRODIAS (PROcessing Diluted Aqueous Systems) that fosters competitiveness of the European process industry.
As Capgemini revenues are forecast to drop by almost one-tenth when the HMRC Aspire contract expires in 2017, Gaberlunzie has been intrigued by HMRC’s visual roadmap approach for 2015 and beyond. Below you can see how the 2014 roadmap panned out too!
As global warming threatens to shift the earth's axis, the UK’s decision to join China’s new alternative to the World Bank, has disrupted London’s relationship with the US, and Europe has followed suit to become founders of the new Chinese-led Asian investment bank, viewed by the USA as rival to the post WWII World Bank.
The deadline for applications for the Scottish Government Geothermal Energy Challenge Fund is April 30th. The fund promises to award £250,000 grant funding to assist the development of a number of geothermal energy demonstrator projects in Scotland by financing feasibility studies. Applications must be for between £10,000 and £50,000 which provides a very significant and much needed boost to the sector.is April 30th and winners will be announced in June.
IBM and Twitter have announced the availability of industry-first cloud data services that allow business professionals and developers to extract actionable business insights from Twitter data. With more than 100 early client engagements underway, the IBM and Twitter partnership is already helping enterprise clients apply social data to business decisions.
"For Argyll" has been quick to note that The Barn Owl appears to be one of the front runners in a search for a national bird to represent the spirit of the United Kingdom, adding that “Apparently we need to be in competition with the cocky French and the rapacious Americans." He concludes “As this is about perceived national character, the Bard/Barn? Owl could hardly be very appropriate: inscrutable, opportunist and effectively two-faced”
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