American Thanksgiving has been exported to some countries around the world, though it has never really taken hold. Advertisement Hide AdWhen is American Thanksgiving? Advertisement Hide AdWhen is Canadian Thanksgiving? Advertisement Hide AdThe traditional way is to come together for a family feast involving turkey – hence the nickname Turkey Day - stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, cornbread, and various other trimmings, and maybe even pumpkin pie. Advertisement Hide AdWhen is Black Friday?
Goodwin felt the need to play both chronicler and psychologist to a group largely assembled across the summer. “In our group meeting this morning, we made our players aware of what the fixture means to the fans. There’s a hell of a lot on the line, and not just the three points but the bragging rights for the supporters. “That was part of our group meeting this morning where we spoke about the venue and the badge,” he said. The guys are feeling very good about themselves and there is a lot of confidence within the group.1 month ago The Scotsman
Railway staff in Scotland will go on strike this weekend after a union rejected ScotRail’s latest pay offer. Mr Hogg added: “RMT members will be taking no lectures from ScotRail – as the bosses continue to give themselves colossal pay increases. “Further strike action has a damaging effect on the railway’s recovery at a time when we should be encouraging more people to travel. “We once again call on the RMT National Executive to suspend the ScotRail strike action in favour of a members’ referendum on the revised pay deal. Advertisement Hide AdSaturday will be the union’s second day of strike action this month over pay.1 month ago The Scotsman
Slim Dusty, born in 1927, is considered the father of Australian country music. Today’s Google Doodle commemorates the late but ever-great Australian country singer Slim Dusty. Advertisement Hide AdReferred to as a “typical Aussie” by many, Slim Dusty is the Australian country music singer that has been celebrated in a Google Doodle today. "He was granted permission to keep his hat on, as acknowledgement of how much the hat was a part of Slim Dusty," the Slim Dusty Centre said. Slim Dusty died of Kidney cancer at the age of 76 on September 19, 2003.1 month ago The Scotsman
Yet, few gave them a chance of avoiding another battering in the bracket of the 7-1 loss to Liverpool last time out. But something before they have to avoid defeat in next week’s final group encounter at home to Ajax. The chasm in levels ensured the contest, as it was, at times had the appearance of Champions League team against Sunday league team. It didn't because, however fragile van Bronckhorst's team have become, unlike the lop-sided losses in previous group outings, they didn't become toe-curlingly feckless or forlorn. Napoli's Giovanni Simeone leaves the Rangers defence in despair after scoring his second inside 16 minutes.1 month ago The Scotsman
In a one-off episode to mark the BBC’s centenary, The Repair Shop visited Dumfries House in Scotland to help Charles, who was still the Prince of Wales, with a bracket clock and a Wemyss Ware ceramic piece. Presenter Jay Blades greeted the monarch with a cup of Earl Grey tea presented in an HRH mug, to which Charles responded: “How did you guess.”As he entered The Repair Shop barn, Charles asked horologist Steve Fletcher: “Have you got the bells working again? The suspense is killing me.”King Charles III, then Prince of Wales with Steve Fletcher (right) during a special episode of The Repair Shop as part of the BBC's centenary celebrations. Previously in the episode Charles had explained his love of clocks. “I find it rather reassuring in a funny way and they become really special parts of the house … the beating heart of it.1 month ago The Scotsman
The squad has had to deal with the back end of the pandemic, tight World Cup qualifying matches, two tough Six Nations campaigns and, most of all, losing team mate Siobhan Cattigan 11 months ago. In the two years since Easson took full-time charge, Scotland have won five Tests and lost 12. The latter figure includes their last nine games on the trot since they defeated Colombia to make it to the World Cup early in 2022. When asked if he was the man to take things forward Easson - who has a contract through to the 2025 World Cup - said: “Without a doubt. “We are not going to stand still, when we came to this World Cup we said it wasn’t just about being here, it was about competing against the best and putting in performances.1 month ago The Scotsman
The times call for the kind of unflashy steadiness that Rishi Sunak as Prime Minister and Jeremy Hunt as Chancellor can offer, writes John McLellan. Now the next election should be a contest, not the foregone conclusion of a wipe-out the polls were predicting last week. Spending millions to help Ukraine defend itself was the right thing to do when the aggressor would have turned its sights on other free Eastern European countries. Spending millions on helping families and businesses survive this winter’s energy crisis was the right thing to do. But, as Mr Sunak said all summer, it requires honesty about what is needed to balance the books without fuelling inflation.1 month ago The Scotsman