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....The company has earmarked a €50m fund to create TV series – some of which may be adaptations from its film slate – with a number expected to focus on the the high-end £1m-per-episode range. This level of spending makes productions eligible for the government’s attractive tax credit programme, which has been taken advantage of by dramas such as Netflix’s £100m The Crown, HBO’s Game of Thrones and Amazon’s Outlander. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Silver Reel is latest production firm to move into UK TV market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 02:03:45 PM
....The company has earmarked a €50m fund to create TV series – some of which may be adaptations from its film slate – with a number expected to focus on the the high-end £1m-per-episode range. This level of spending makes productions eligible for the government’s attractive tax credit programme, which has been taken advantage of by dramas such as Netflix’s £100m The Crown, HBO’s Game of Thrones and Amazon’s Outlander. ...
Japanese economy posts longest expansion in more than a decade image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 02:23:48 AM
....co/eoZHSr2LhK. Japan is now on course for its seventh consecutive quarter of positive GDP growth, which would mark the longest expansion since the turn of the century, as it prepares to host the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. ...
Sky faces paying extra £1.8bn for Premier League broadcast rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 04:10:07 PM
....”. In recent years Sky has poured billions of pounds into building a wider offering, such as deals with Game of Thrones maker HBO and making increasing numbers of original shows such as Riviera, which has reduced the proportion of sport subscribers from 80% to less than 50% of its 12 million-strong customer base. ...
Barcelona adds Segway ban to curbs on tourism image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 10:27:01 AM
.... In a survey by a local newspaper last year, tourists’ main complaint about Barcelona was that there were too many tourists. Ever since the 1992 Olympic Games transformed Barcelona from a grey, provincial city into one of Europe’s top tourist destinations, successive city councils have treated it as a cash cow, giving the tourism and, above all, the hotel industry carte blanche to milk it, heedless of growing disquiet among residents. ...
Google cancels staff meeting after Gamergate-style attack on employees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 02:06:31 AM
. Google cancelled a company-wide meeting on Thursday after several of its employees became targets of a Gamergate-style campaign of harassment by internet trolls angered by the firing of an engineer who had written a controversial memo about diversity. ...
Sky set to retain live Football League rights in £180m-a-year deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 09:38:39 PM
....Last month, Jeremy Darroch, the chief executive of Sky, said that the company had “walked away” from bidding for some sports rights recently as there was better value in spending the cash elsewhere in the business. Sky has spent years building its entertainment programming, including long-term deals with Game of Thrones maker HBO and launching Sky Atlantic for top-flight shows, and spending hundreds of millions of pounds annually on original commissions such as glitzy Riviera. ...
John Malone, the ‘swamp alligator’ chewing up the UK’s media market image
....Discovery Communications(He has most voting shares, almost 30%)Eurosport, which owns European TV rights to the OlympicsAll3Media (50%), joint ventureChannels including Discovery, TLC, Animal PlanetUKTV, owner of 10 channels including Dave and Gold (50% with BBC Worldwide)Food Network. Investments through other Liberty vehicles or personallyQVC home shopping TV business operating in the US, UK, Germany, Japan, Italy, China, FranceTravel sites Expedia and TripAdvisorLionsgate (8%) studio behind La La Land, Hunger Games and TV shows including Mad MenStarz, premium cable channel group bought by Lionsgate in which Malone had a stakeSmall stakes in Time Warner and Viacom, owner of MTV, Nickelodeon and Channel 5. ...
Sports Direct increases French Connection stake to 27% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 05:16:36 PM
....Under takeover rules, a shareholder owning shares worth 30% or more of a company’s stock must launch a formal takeover bid. Ashley has a long history of building strategic stakes in rival retailers, including Debenhams, online specialist Findel and, most recently, Game Digital. ...
Sky chief gets £11.5m share payout as it reports profits slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 08:50:21 AM
....Darroch said that with the new investment, which brings Sky’s total budget for original shows to potentially as much as £750m a year, it will see four original dramas launch each quarter for each of its territories. Sky also announced the first fruit of a $250m (£190m) co-production deal with HBO, the US network behind hits such as Game of Thrones and Sopranos, a mini-series called Chernobyl based on the 1986 nuclear plant disaster. ...
Ed Sheeran fever helps drive rise of more than 10% in UK music sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 03:33:16 PM
....2% higher to £564m in the first half of 2017. Sheeran continues to divide critical opinion, not least with his recent cameo in hit TV series Game of Thrones, but there is no denying the fillip the Suffolk-raised artist has given to the UK music industry, entertainment retailers and services. ...
Ryanair profits take off but airline reissues Brexit warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of July 2017 08:55:10 AM
....45bn. Ryanair continues to expand, ordering a further 10 “Game Changer” aircraft in June. ...
The promise of a new era at Sports Direct must also mean new personnel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 06:48:36 PM
....The argument that the holding provides leverage to obtain square footage in the department stores is laughable. And the 26% stake in video games firm Game Digital is just baffling. ...
Let’s move to Ballycastle, County Antrim: ‘It’s all Game Of Thrones’ image
....What’s going for it? There are boat trips round here that promise sightings of “the fictional Lordsport harbour on Pyke, the Iron Islands (which is really Ballintoy harbour), where Theon Greyjoy was welcomed home, and the beach where Theon was baptised and where the pirate Salladhor Saan pledged his support for Stannis Baratheon. ” Gobbledegook? Then you, like me, are among the precious few who have never seen Game Of Thrones. ...
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Sports Direct buys 26% stake in Game Digital image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 06:59:54 AM
Barclays: who are the four charged bankers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 02:17:46 PM
....He joined as a graduate trainee in 1978 and was the driving force behind Barclays’ controversial tax advisory business, which was subsequently wound down. Educated at Edinburgh Academy, Jenkins went on to study economics at Heriot-Watt university in Edinburgh and in his youth was a sprinter who represented Scotland in the Commonwealth Games. ...
'Working from home is having an adverse effect on your health' – our work expert responds image
.... They join at 18 and by 22 have had four years of experience, a good name on their CV, saved a bunch of money, don’t have to repay loans and are earning a salary that someone who joins on the graduate scheme at 21 will not get until they are 24. EconGamer. ...
More tofu? Supermarkets flesh out their vegan credentials as clean eating grows image
.... Nearly a third of under-35s say they want to try a vegan diet . The pressure on meat-eaters is likely to be raised later this year when The Game Changers documentary is released. ...
Scotland sees record foreign investment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 06:35:31 AM
....5% in 2016 - lower than the 7% increase recorded across the UK for that year and significantly down from 2015 when investment in Scotland grew by 51%. Mark Harvey, EY's senior partner in Scotland, said a "halo effect" from events such as the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup may have resulted in "abnormally high" levels of investment in 2015. ...
French TV company behind Versailles to invest in UK drama image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 05:00:36 AM
....The vast majority of this boost has come from the US. This includes shows such as HBO’s Game of Thrones, which is mostly filmed in Northern Ireland, while more recently Netflix and Amazon have invested huge amounts into shows such as The Crown, The Collection and the Grand Tour. ...
Alison Brittain named Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of 2017 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 08:22:18 PM
....Veuve Clicquot also gave its first social purpose award to Jude Kelly, the artistic director of London's Southbank Centre. Ms Kelly founded the Women of the World festival and developed the cultural strategy for London's Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. ...
Fyre Festival faces $100m 'Lord of the Flies' lawsuit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 05:01:51 AM
....Attendee Daniel Jung, who has enlisted the services of celebrity trial lawyer Mark Geragos, is accusing the pair of "an outrageous failure to prepare". "The festival's lack of adequate food, water, shelter, and medical care created a dangerous and panicked situation among attendees - suddenly finding themselves stranded on a remote island without basic provisions - that was closer to The Hunger Games or Lord of the Flies than Coachella," the court filing said. ...
Repeats to fade: how big-budget drama is taking over television image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 02:07:13 PM
.... With the age-old problem of the barren TV schedule now a thing of the past, the tradition of dredging up reruns of classic shows in times of need could be over. Last month, Sky added to the scripted TV boom with a $250m (£193m) production joint-venture with HBO, maker of shows including Game of Thrones and Billions, to create a “global drama series powerhouse” to compete with Netflix and Amazon. ...
Sir David Attenborough to become 3D hologram for Sky VR documentary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:15:04 AM
....“VR and augmented reality have good long-term potential in the market,” said the Sky chief executive, Jeremy Darroch. Sky also announced the launch of a global production partnership with HBO, maker of Game of Thrones, with a $250m (£195m) initial investment to make high-end dramas. ...
Sky announces HBO co-production deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 07:23:20 AM
....Announcements about the first projects are "expected in the coming weeks", Sky said. Sky has co-produced dramas with Game of Thrones producer HBO before - for example, Young Pope was made in collaboration with Sky Atlantic, HBO and Canal Plus - but this is the first time that production companies will pitch to Sky and HBO together. ...
Uncharted 4 wins best game at Bafta awards image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:22:52 PM
. Uncharted 4 has won the best game at this year's Bafta Games Awards. ...
Paramount looks to Disney model to recover after string of flops image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 12:13:26 PM
.... There is probably a gold mine or two that has been over-looked or yet to be discovered. Look at the more recent success of teen/young adult books converting rapidly into new titles, such as Hunger Games and Maze Runner. ...
Fawlty language image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 11:15:15 PM
. Japan is struggling to make sure it has enough proficient English speakers when it hosts the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. ...
Ads in the sky image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:13:43 AM
....Researchers found drivers often took their eyes off the road for more than two seconds - a threshold which other studies have found to be dangerous. Some bricks-and-mortar retailers, such as video games specialist Game, are using augmented reality (AR) tech to bring their shop windows to life. ...
Brexit-proof the UK economy with more R&D, say employers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:01:30 AM
....Its report says: “Gene editing, space tourism, self-driving vehicles, robotic limbs, floating farms, London to Sydney in four hours. Game-changing innovations like these will shape the course of the next decade. ...
Paperback fighter: sales of physical books now outperform digital titles image
....”. Ebooks perform best, he said, with “blockbuster fiction bestsellers and young adult crossover books like Hunger Games and Insurgent”. ...
TV company behind Question Time could sell for up to £300m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:54:39 PM
....In 2014, Tinopolis held talks with MSD Capital, the venture capital firm chaired by the computer entrepreneur Michael Dell. It also held talks with Entertainment One, the owner of Peppa Pig and maker and distributor of films and TV shows including the Hunger Games and Twilight franchises and the Oscar winner Spotlight. ...
Ed Sheeran to make guest appearance in Game of Thrones image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 06:27:11 AM
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Switch sales 'close to Nintendo records' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 06:39:41 AM
.... . According to Mr Reynolds, first weekend sales for Nintendo Switch were "miles ahead" of the Wii, the Wii U, the N64 and the Game Cube. ...
Uber's 'hustle-oriented' culture becomes a black mark on employees' résumés image
....Such hyper-competitive dysfunction has also been described by other former Uber employees, including Susan Fowler, the engineer whose blogpost detailing sexual harassment and gender discrimination prompted Uber to launch an “urgent investigation” headed by former attorney general Eric Holder and attorney Tammy Albarran last month. “In the background, there was a Game of Thrones political war raging within the ranks of upper management in the infrastructure engineering organization,” Fowler wrote. ...
Creative sector fills UK coffers as money pours into film and TV production image
....8m. The budgets from mostly US companies accounted for 65% of all investment in high-end TV production in the UK, as Netflix and Amazon joined the likes of long-established players like HBO, which has made Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland since 2010. ...
Work-around image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:56:12 AM
....". So popular was the gadget that more than 100 Paralympians used it during the 2016 Games and about half of stock is sold overseas. ...
Instagram beauty boys are the new face of makeup image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:05:29 AM
....This shift comes at a time when gender fluidity, particularly among millennials, is picking up steam; gender norms are being cast off and the idea that blokes should be blokes is being rejected. Big names, from Orange is the New Black’s Ruby Rose to The Hunger Games’s Amandla Stenberg, have talked openly about their gender fluidity. ...
Falling DVD sales put boot into profits at Sony Pictures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 04:16:33 PM
.... As well as launching streaming services that have hit DVD sales, Netflix and Amazon are pouring billions into high-quality drama like House of Cards and Transparent. Traditional broadcasters such as Game of Thrones maker HBO and Sky, which produces Fortitude, are also investing heavily in high-end shows. ...
Chinese company Alibaba signs deal to be major sponsor of Olympic Games image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 01:41:33 PM
.... On Thursday, in another sign of Chinese companies’ increasing willingness to flex their financial muscle and sign major global sporting deals, Ma was happily handing over millions of dollars after agreeing what he called a “historical” deal for Alibaba to be a leading sponsor of the summer and winter Olympics until 2028. Under the terms of the deal, announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Alibaba joins McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Visa on the International Olympic Committee’s highest level TOP partnership programme for the next six Games, as well becoming the IOC’s official Cloud Services and e-commerce platform services partner. ...
Nintendo reveals Switch price and date image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 04:20:30 AM
....When used at home, the tablet component slots into a dock that connects to a TV set. Games will be delivered on small cartridges, a nod to older Nintendo consoles. ...
Sony closes Guerrilla Cambridge video games studio image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 06:23:21 PM
....However, the title was not a bestseller. "Guerrilla Cambridge's games have been for the [handheld] PlayStation Vita and most recently PlayStation VR, which have low install bases," said Chris Dring, from the GamesIndustry. ...
Christmas boost for easyJet as 5.6m people fly in December image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 09:59:50 AM
.... Belfast International was also popular, with an 83% jump in passenger numbers last year. Gatwick credited the “Game of Thrones effect” as tourists travelled to Northern Ireland to visit locations for the TV series. ...
Apple rewards developers as App Store sales soar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 06:48:02 PM
....Developers who sell their apps through Apple earned a record $20bn in 2016, up 40% on the previous year. Games dominated App Store's bestsellers, including Pokemon Go and Nintendo's Super Mario Run. ...
Drawing inspiration image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 04:32:48 AM
...."It's a love story targeted at the demographic with the most amount of disposable income, the so-called 'Post 90s' generation which has been driving the box office boom," said Jonathan Papish, film industry analyst for China Film Insider. "It also fits well with the ACGN (Anime, Comic, Game, Novel) youth subculture that is growing in popularity in China," Mr Papish added. ...
Murdoch's £11.7bn Sky bid will face competition complaints from rivals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 05:30:37 PM
....In the past year Sky, which is 39% controlled by Fox, has started to flex its muscle as a pan-European broadcaster. It has signed its first exclusive continent-wide deals with US networks HBO and Showtime, and the film-making arm of Sony, for content that includes Westworld, The Young Pope, Game of Thrones, Billions, Twin Peaks and Ghostbusters. ...
Super Mario Run launches on the iPhone and iPad image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 08:54:27 AM
. Games company Nintendo has rolled out Super Mario Run to iPhones and iPads. ...
Not black and white image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 09:30:13 PM
....But Robin Jellis, editor of respected industry journal TV Sports Markets, says: "I think there have been a number of factors which have affected those audiences at the start of the Premier League season. "It kicked off at the same time as the Olympic Games and the Ryder Cup. ...
Black Friday deals: how to make sure you really do have a bargain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 02:41:00 PM
.... The tool sits in your browser and notifies you if a product you’re looking at in one store is available for less in another. It doesn’t cover every store or product, but Argos, Game, John Lewis, Asda, B&Q, PC Word, Currys, Marks & Spencer, Boots, Very and others are included, as well as a collection of airlines for tickets. ...
eOne shares plunge as first-half profits tumble image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 02:44:01 PM
....Increased spending on high-profile films including The BFG and Now You See Me 2 have hammered first-half profits at Entertainment One, sending shares in the owner of Peppa Pig tumbling more than 11%. Entertainment One – maker and distributor of films and TV shows including the Steve Jobs biopic, the Hunger Games and Twilight franchises, Grey’s Anatomy, Rookie Blue and Oscar winner Spotlight – reported an 80% year-on-year slump in pre-tax profits to £3. ...
Council ponders workplace parking levy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 01:20:53 AM
....The actual impact on jobs is disputed. One firm, Games Warehouse, did cite the levy as one reason for shifting to Derby. ...
More than £1bn for faster UK broadband in autumn statement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 12:10:11 AM
.... It expects smaller broadband operators to borrow from the digital infrastructure fund to compete with BT, Virgin and Sky for customers who need faster connection speeds and capacity. Families will find they can download a series of Game of Thrones in one minute once they are connected to a 5G network, the source said. ...
Growing pains image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 01:04:42 AM
....As the autumn rugby union internationals put the sport firmly back in the spotlight, the game's governing body says it is perfectly poised to build on the huge boost it has been given over the past 12 months. The financially successful 2015 Rugby World Cup in England was followed this year by the Sevens version of the game being contested at the Olympic Games for the first time, attracting attention in previously untapped parts of the world. ...
Rubik's Cube puzzled after losing EU trademark battle image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 01:38:40 PM
.... It was initially known as the Magic Cube and sold from a Budapest toy shop but was renamed in 1980 and launched worldwide. According to NPD Group, the global information company, the Rubik’s Cube becamethe third bestselling game or puzzle in the UK this year, after the Pie Face Game and Monopoly. ...
Stocking fillers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 11:46:25 AM
.... . Andrew Dobbie, managing director of toy industry consultants Gameplan Europe, says that if sterling continues to trade at its current lower levels, there could be price increases in 2017 - but it won't affect firms in the same way. ...
UK toy sales 'to surge to record £3.3bn' despite economic uncertainty image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 03:14:12 PM
....Last year’s surprise Christmas hit, Pie Face, has been the top-selling game in the UK to mid-October and is joined this festive season by a version designed for two people. A “contactless” version of Monopoly minus the wodges of cash, Monopoly Ultimate Banking Game, is also tipped to be popular for players aged eight and upwards. ...
Chinese conquest image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 12:14:29 AM
....Chinese firms have already spent more than $111bn on foreign acquisitions this year, according to Dealogic, with some of the biggest deals involving gaming companies. Internet giant Tencent - which owns the WeChat and QQ Games platforms - bought Finnish Clash of Clans mobile games maker Supercell for $8. ...
British Bulldog spirit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 12:06:17 AM
....It'll all be worth it, won't it? It's a theory Charlotte Roach tested to its limits - and rejected. The former Olympic hopeful, whose chance of going to the London 2012 Games was ended after a near-fatal cycling accident, says people too often hate their fitness routines. ...
Game's PlayStation VR demo charges spark anger image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of October 2016 10:46:16 AM
. Consumers have complained about retailer Game's decision to charge for demos of Sony's new PlayStation Virtual Reality headset. ...
Media merger image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of October 2016 06:45:49 AM
....So what are the issues? . Whether it is hit series Game of Thrones or the Harry Potter movies, the CNN news network or NFL football on TNT - swathes of popular content is all owned by Time Warner. ...
US to examine AT&T deal to buy Time Warner image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of October 2016 09:04:36 PM
....There are two main issues, she said. Firstly, whether AT&T now has an incentive to withhold Game of Thrones from other cable providers. ...
AT&T seeks to buy Time Warner for nearly $86bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of October 2016 12:11:36 AM
.... It owns the platform - be that cable or broadband - which enables people to watch their favourite shows. But it does not - until now- own the shows or the "content" which households want to watch, be that Game of Thrones, CNN or live NBA basketball. ...
Nintendo Switch console plays games home and away image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of October 2016 02:07:52 PM
....The new Switch console can be seated in a dock to play games on a television or used as a stand-alone portable device. Games will be delivered on small cartridges - a nod to older Nintendo consoles. ...
Let's play!  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 11:23:56 PM
....". Nurses have even been using a board game - The Drug Round Game - to help sharpen up their skills. ...
Tech Talent image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of September 2016 11:00:39 PM
Sponsor vehicle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of September 2016 11:19:08 PM
....In the past few years, not only with the Champions League partnership - but also things such a becoming a Premier League broadcast partner for Sky TV's coverage - Nissan has expanded its sports-related presence. This includes becoming a partner of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for eight years, and being a sponsor of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. ...
Rio 2016 Paralympics: Will the Games be a success? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 12:22:27 AM
.... . Just a month ago, only 12% of the three million tickets had been sold, so organisers scaled down the event and received more than $80m in aid from Brazil's government to help sell tickets - now the Games may be close to sold out. ...
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Sony reveals PS4 Pro with 4K graphics image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 07:18:41 PM
...."We realised that for the very highly-discriminating gamer there is always a desire for advancement, and they want it in this generation," said Sony's Andrew House. Games displayed in 4K have four times as many pixels in each frame as 1080p HD images, making them look crisper on a compatible television. ...
Bets are off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of September 2016 11:34:47 PM
....The idea of the Paralympics is that they are parallel to the Olympics - from the Greek "para", or alongside - but when it comes to betting the two are far from equal. The Paralympic Games start in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday, with swimmer Ellie Simmonds and wheelchair athlete David Weir among those tipped to win more golds for Team GB. ...
'Let's do this!'  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of September 2016 11:52:46 PM
.... . Times can be hard but cult US TV hit Game of Thrones has opened up a surprising new market for him: fantasy-themed parties and weddings. ...
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In the rough image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 11:03:08 PM
. The sport of golf has received a huge boost in exposure by featuring in the 2016 Rio Games - making its return to the Olympics after 112 years. ...
Melissa McCarthy overtakes Scarlett Johansson on Forbes rich list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 04:21:37 PM
....9m) before tax over 12 months to make her the world's highest-paid actress for the second year running. She appeared in the last film in The Hunger Games franchise and the Oscar-nominated Joy during that time. ...
Japan may use e-waste for 2020 medals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 09:50:38 AM
.... However, it is estimated that less than 100,000 tonnes is collected for recycling. So for the 2020 Games, Japan will probably have to ask individual countries or companies to contribute towards the recycled metal collection effort. ...
Ryan Lochte: Speedo and Ralph Lauren among four to end sponsorship image
....Speaking on US talk show Today, Lochte said: "I made a mistake and I definitely learned from this. They put on a great Games. ...

Laura Trott becomes first British woman to win three gold medals
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 09:02:12 PM
....“I saw my stupid face and I knew my kids would be watching on TV,” he said afterwards. Wiggins won his fifth Olympic gold and eighth medal in all – a British record – in his fifth Games on Friday night after powering his team to two world record times. ...

Team GB's 'Dad's Army' riders vying for gold
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 07:22:29 PM
....The age differences have been even more extreme in Olympics past. The youngest known Olympian to take home a medal was 10-year-old Dimitrios Loundras, who finished third in the team parallel bars at the 1896 Olympic Games. ...

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