Category: Scotland

Scotland McDonald’s pauses milkshake sales to prevent ‘dunking’ at political rally

Police ordered a McDonald’s in Scotland to stop selling milkshakes over fears people would dunk them over Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage, staff said, after a flurry of incidents left prominent far-right activists doused in the creamy liquid.

Farage, the leader of the Brexit Party, was holding an event in Edinburgh on Friday ahead of next week’s European elections.

But police were concerned that protesters would buy milkshakes from a McDonald’s a few hundred meters away with the intention of pouring them on the hardline Brexiteer’s head.

A milkshake-dunking movement in Britain began after a video went viral earlier this month showing a protester throwing a McDonald’s milkshake over far-right campaigner Stephen Yaxley-Lennon.

Yaxley-Lennon, also known as Tommy Robinson, had the same drink thrown over him just days later at another event. Another protester tried to do the same to UKIP candidate Carl Benjamin, who is being investigated by police over comments speculating about whether he should rape a female MP, but the liquid narrowly missed his head.

“We will not be selling milkshakes or ice creams tonight. This is due to a police request given recent events,” a printed sign in the McDonald’s window read on Friday.

The chain’s major competitor, Burger King, took a more lassez-faire approach to the movement after news of the McDonald’s ban emerged.

“Dear people of Scotland. We’re selling milkshakes all weekend. Have fun. Love BK #justsaying,” Burger King wrote on Twitter.

Burger King followed up its cheeky tweet with another clarifying it wasn’t advocating anything untoward.

“We’d never endorse violence — or wasting our delicious milkshakes! So enjoy the weekend and please drink responsibly people,” Burger King tweeted.

Farage’s Brexit Party is tipped to take the most seats in the UK in the upcoming European Elections.

They are campaigning for Britain to leave the European Union without a deal, a scenario economists have warned would have a severe financial impact.

CNN has contacted McDonald’s for comment.

Utah Royals FC’s Rachel Corsie called up to Scotland national team for World Cup

SALT LAKE CITY – Defender Rachel Corsie has been named to Scotland’s final roster for the 2019 Women’s World Cup, which begins June 7 on FOX 13.

Corsie led Scotland to its first World Cup ever after finishing on top of Group 2 in UEFA qualifying last year.

“It is beyond imagination and truly something that is the greatest privilege,” Corsie said. “It is the highlight of my career to be selected to represent Scotland at a World Cup and I’m so proud of every player who has been involved to get us there. I hope that every one of us can enjoy the experience as much as possible and we do everyone back home and in the stands proud too.”

Corsie has 16 goals in 108 caps for Scotland’s senior team, which will open Group D action against England on June 9 before facing Japan and Argentina.

This season, Corsie hasn’t missed a minute for the Royals, who sit in second place in the NWSL at 3-1-0.

“Corsie plays a big role on and off the field for the Scottish National Team in this historic trip to the World Cup,” Utah Royals FC General Manager Stephanie Lee said. “She is smart, determined and hardworking – We look forward to seeing her on the world stage this summer.”

Joining Corsie in France will be the trio of Kelley O’Hara, Christen Press and Becky Sauerbrunn, who will take the field for the U.S. women’s national team.

How to Master Challenges Posed by Multiple Locations


In 2013, three regional colleges in Scotland joined forces to form a new educational institute, with one administration and IT organization. With three locations and 30,000 students, West College Scotland demonstrates the challenges for IT departments posed by mergers and multiple locations.

With inconsistent IT environments managed independently from each other, reconciling all the different devices and requirements turned out to be quite a daunting task. West College Scotland’s sites are spread widely around the west side of Glasgow. The college’s IT struggled with distances, merging structures, and an IT environment made up mostly of Windows clients—with a couple hundred Mac® computers thrown in. These Mac devices caused more than their share of work. The college already had Microsoft SCCM in place, so the Windows clients were well taken care of, but the tools available for Mac clients were quite limited.

However, nothing more was needed than Parallels® Mac Management for Microsoft® SCCM. A plug-in for SCCM, Parallels Mac Management allowed IT to manage Mac alongside all the Windows systems via a single user interface. “Today, we can use SCCM for managing all our clients to the last one efficiently, so we are saving a really big amount of time, money, and nerves,“ solutions administrator Chris Parker explained.

Today, Parallels Mac Management helps the college’s IT team integrate Mac devices automatically. Chris and his co-workers are able to install new software packages, updates, and scripts from a single centralized user interface. They can also put the installation of selected applications into the hands of users through a self-service portal.

This West College Scotland case study shows how the institution gained control over their PC and Mac clients.

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