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Amazon Web Services: the secret to the online retailer's future success image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
....One of the most notorious examples in recent years is Twitter, which found out early in its life that the old-fashioned, server-focused way it was built was simply not compatible with it becoming a worldwide media platform. The first obvious crunch point was the 2010 World Cup, when Twitter would regularly get overloaded and crash to its error page, featuring the notorious “fail whale”. ...
Hard times for luxury Swiss watches as sales drop 10% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 06:48:05 PM
....Very expensive watches have been seen on the wrists of prominent Russian officials, the Nigerian president’s wife and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State leader. Fifa was also dragged into a watch controversy when it emerged that the Brazilian FA had given 48 Parmigiani watches worth $25,000 each as gifts to Fifa executives and the heads of the 32 football associations that qualified for the 2014 World Cup. ...
Sky to offer full TV service without a dish for the first time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 08:31:45 AM
....”. Sky also announced that it has secured the exclusive rights to England matches in the new Uefa Nations League, including qualifiers for Euro 2020 and the 2022 World Cup. ...
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
....It is only the second time that a Chinese company has been a top tier Olympic sponsor, following on from the computer firm Lenovo at the 2008 Beijing Games, although last year Dalian Wanda, led by China’s richest man Wang Jianlin, paid $1. 2 billion for Infront, the company that sells broadcast rights for the next two World Cups. ...
Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes to promote Brexit Britain in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 12:04:40 AM
....On the sporting front, London will host the 2017World Athletics Championships and World Para Athletics Championships, while the ICC Champions Trophy will be held in Cardiff, London and Birmingham. The ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup final will be held at Lord’s, while the Women’s Rugby World Cup will be held in Belfast. ...
Wimbledon was the most attended UK sport event in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 09:14:01 AM
....This year's total is slightly less than last year's 70. 5 million, but in 2015 the Rugby World Cup was hosted in the UK. ...
Not black and white image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 09:30:13 PM
. The days when 30 million people would gather around their TV sets to watch a football World Cup or FA Cup final are long gone, as the satellite and cable eras saw many sports move to pay-TV, while a host of other attractions now also compete for precious viewing time. ...
Boost for women's sport as Sky signs biggest ever rights deal for UK netball image
....Joanna Adams, chief executive of England Netball, said the deal with Sky strengthened the broadcaster’s commitment to women’s sport. Sky’s coverage of women’s sport includes LPGA golf, including all five majors, international rugby, next year’s cricket World Cup and the weekly Sportswomen show. ...
Radical reform of tax system is needed, says Sage boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 08:25:11 PM
...."That's the challenge - to go big and go global and even acquire companies from overseas. We don't want to be valiant semi-finalists - we want to win the World Cup. ...
Labour proposes jail for software-using ticket touts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of November 2016 06:58:47 PM
.... Earlier this month, tickets for Phil Collins’s comeback residency at the Royal Albert Hall in June sold out in just 15 seconds, before appearing on GetMeIn! for as much as £2,200 each. Similarly, last year research by Labour revealed a pair of tickets for the Rugby World Cup final were selling on resale site for Viagogo for £51,926 – over 50 times their face value of £1,030. ...
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. ...
Lunch box to penalty box image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 12:08:09 AM
. As England take on Scotland at Wembley tonight the FA's chief executive Martin Glenn is looking beyond the result of one World Cup qualifier. ...
ITV forecasts a further fall in advertising revenue image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 08:36:23 AM
....". ITV said advertising revenues fell about 11% in October after a jump in the same month last year when it benefitted from the Rugby World Cup. ...
ITV revenues hit by 'cautious' advertisers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 08:26:56 AM
....“Our strong on-screen performance and continued ability to deliver mass audiences gives us the confidence that based upon the deals we have done we will also outperform our estimate of the TV ad market in 2017,” he said. Crozier said that ITV’s £1bn-plus programme budget will be £25m lower next year as the broadcaster will not have to pay the rights cost for a major sports event; this year it aired Euro 2016 matches and in 2015 the Rugby World Cup. ...
Great drive forward image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 12:12:57 AM
...."World Rugby's strategic mission is to grow the global rugby family," says World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper, adding that China is "central to that mission". Rugby union is seen as a sport with huge potential in Asia, especially after its inclusion in the Olympics, and Japan's strong showing at the 2015 World Cup. ...
Footballers' wines image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 30th of September 2016 10:12:09 PM
....But perhaps less well known, due to his quiet demeanour, is another famous Barcelona star putting his time and money into wine production - midfielder Andres Iniesta. Iniesta has won every honour going with club FC Barcelona, including eight La Ligas and four Champions Leagues, and he also scored the winning goal in the 2010 World Cup final for Spain. ...
Football's first lady image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of September 2016 08:59:45 PM
....She says this equality message is being vigorously passed on to Fifa's 211 member associations. And on the playing field she says Fifa continues to promote women's football globally, via competitions such as next week's U-17 women's World Cup in Jordan, and also through grassroots programmes and the training of female coaches. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of September 2016 11:19:08 PM
...."It is probably the only competition in the world where every two weeks, we have a rendezvous on TV between the months of September and May," says Mr Diernaz. "The World Cup only comes around every four years. ...
Night Tube begins in London, bringing 'huge boost' to capital image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of August 2016 11:17:54 PM
....November 2013: Night services are first announced by then-Mayor of London Boris Johnson. September 2014: It is announced that the first Night Tube services will begin in September 2015 - in time for the Rugby World Cup in England. ...

Turkey's star footballer Hakan Sükür targeted in post-coup purge
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 03:38:29 PM
....To most Turks, Mr Sükür was a national hero until July. Nicknamed “the bull of the Bosphorus”, he scored the fastest goal in World Cup history in 2002. ...

Brazil political crisis: Senators vote to put suspended president Dilma Rousseff on trial 
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....". Temer, 75, presided over the Olympics opening ceremony Friday, drawing boos from the crowd - just as Rousseff did at the opener of the 2014 World Cup - reflecting widening public disgust with Brazil's entire political class. ...

Pelé's weird and wonderful world 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of August 2016 10:16:08 AM
....". Pelé has won three World Cups with Brazil, and is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time. ...
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Theresa May is right to take her time over Hinkley Point
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 31st of July 2016 05:33:14 PM
.... But it is really only this year that my memory of the news becomes continuous for 50 years. Being a nine-year-old boy, I followed every moment of the 1966 World Cup, which took place in Britain and which (younger readers may conceivably need informing) England won. ...

Ex-England footballer Ray Wilkins admits drink-driving after he is spotted 'drinking from the bottle' at wheel 
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....However, chairman of the bench Nash Gill put the case back for a week and said Wilkins should come to court or provide significant medical reasons why he could not. Wilkins was capped 84 times by the Three Lions, including at the 1986 Mexico World Cup. ...

Rio's 'wall of shame' between its ghettos and shiny Olympic image
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of July 2016 06:56:06 PM
....Wedged between two parallel main roads, Nova Holanda – home to around 30,000 people - is visible from the motorway only through the occasional missed panel in the barrier. The complex, one of the biggest favelas in Rio, was occupied by the army during the World Cup and had been due to be “pacified” or occupied by community police, an initiative that has stalled amid Rio state’s financial crisis. ...
Fifa World Cup tickets breach $1,000 for first time image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of July 2016 01:54:03 AM
. Some tickets for the World Cup final in Moscow in 2018 will cost more than $1,000 (£775) for the first time, governing body Fifa has revealed. ...
Put it on the plastic: Barclaycard, the UK's first credit card, turns 50 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of June 2016 04:58:36 PM
. Those left thoroughly disheartened by the week in politics and Monday’s Euro 2016 football disaster have been invited to reflect back on a happier time, when the Beatles were at No 1 in the charts with Paperback Writer, and England were about to lift the World Cup for the first (perhaps only) occasion. ...
Business winners and losers from the Euro 2016 tournament image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of June 2016 04:38:36 PM
....Bookmakers. The World Cup and European Championships are the biggest events in the bookmaking calendar and Leicester City’s surprise Premier League win is expected to have boosted interest in football betting. ...
France to win Euro 2016, predicts Goldman Sachs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of June 2016 10:36:19 AM
....It added that football was “stochastic”, meaning that it conforms to a broad pattern of probabilities but cannot be accurately predicted. Goldman makes Germany, the eventual winners of the 2014 World Cup, only the second favourites to win this year’s tournament despite having a slightly higher rating on the “Elo” rating system originally used to rank chess players. ...
City News: Burberry, Amigo Loans, Football, SSE and travel industry image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 15th of May 2016 09:02:00 AM
.... . The lender also found that if you add the cost to the amounts spent at the 2012 event and the World Cups in 2010 and 2014, supporters will have paid £11,500 per person to follow England over the past six years. ...
The innovators: can computers be taught to lip-read? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 24th of April 2016 04:00:27 PM
. When Zinedine Zidane, the then French captain, headbutted Italy’s Marco Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup final, the clash quickly became one of the most infamous incidents in football history. ...
Is Qatar's economy feeling the pinch? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 01:31:59 PM
....Is this a signal that the economic superpower is finally feeling the financial squeeze? . Qatar's financial cuts have been extensive - encompassing development projects, cultural schemes, education, transport and its 2022 football World Cup spending. ...
Pele sues Samsung for $30m over image image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of March 2016 12:36:22 PM
....Pele, 75, whose full name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is considered by many to be the best player of all time. He played for Brazil's victorious World Cup winning teams of 1958 and 1970, scoring in both finals, and was in the squad which won in 1962. ...
The aggressive, outrageous, infuriating (and ingenious) rise of BrewDog | Jon Henley image
....The first in BrewDog’s long line of highly publicised spats came early in the company’s life, and set a pattern for what followed. In 2008, shortly after two BrewDog beers had won medals at the Beer World Cup, a biennial US-based affair known as the Olympics of the beer world, Britain’s self-regulating alcohol industry watchdog, the Portman Group, took umbrage at the language on the Punk IPA label. ...
Football and rugby hit by ticket fraud image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of March 2016 11:17:07 AM
. Online ticket fraud revenue rose by 55% in a year - driven by scams targeting fans of Premier League football and the Rugby Union World Cup. ...
Australian stock exchange boss resigns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of March 2016 07:21:50 AM
....The allegations centre on a A$200,000 (£105,000;$151,000) payment to Cambodia in early 2010. Tabcorp had reportedly been looking into entering Cambodia's lucrative online gaming business ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup but has since abandoned the effort. ...
Social media users warned over rise in online ticket fraud image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of March 2016 12:01:53 AM
....The nature of the frauds can vary, but it usually involves tickets being sold that either don’t exist or never materialise. According to the data, major sporting events such as the Rugby World Cup and Premier League football matches accounted for more than a quarter of all incidents of ticket scams. ...
City news: Online ticket fraud, Next, UK airlines and what the Sunday papers say image
....The sum is a leap from the £3. 35million lost by consumers in 2014, with more than a quarter (26 per cent) of fraudulent tickets sold online last year for Rugby World Cup and Premier League matches, according to the Government-backed web security initiative Get Safe Online and the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau. ...
Fifa signs China's Wanda as partner image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of March 2016 02:47:16 PM
....Wanda Group operates in a number of sectors including property, retail, sport, hotels, film and stores. It has entered at the highest level of sponsorship rights and the deal covers the next four World Cups until 2030. ...
All Sky subscribers to get some Premier League matches for free image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of March 2016 11:49:14 AM
....About 5 million to 6 million Sky customers have a sports package, which costs about £25 a month, with subscribers on the cheapest tier paying about £20. Sky said the new channel will offer a “select number” of live Premier League and Football League matches, as well as regular live football from competitions including Spain’s La Liga, the US’s MLS and the Fifa 2018 World Cup qualifiers. ...
Goals Soccer Centres plunges into full year loss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of March 2016 11:31:05 AM
....8m profit in the previous year. The 2014 figures were boosted by the enthusiasm generated by the World Cup, but since then the business has faced growing competition, and has also taken a £14. ...
Rio 2016: Can Games outrun economic drag? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of March 2016 12:00:52 AM
....He adds: "Brazilians love to buy tickets at the last moment. This happened with the World Cup and other events. ...
Artificial intelligence brings its brains and money to London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of March 2016 04:05:23 PM
.... In another corner of the labyrinthine Imperial campus, researchers are working on a very different piece of the puzzle. Aerial robotics lecturer Dr Mirko Kovac and PhD student Talib Alhinai recently emerged triumphant from Drones for Good, the closest thing there is to a World Cup of drones. ...
Comedian Simon Brodkin disrupts VW presentation at Geneva motor show image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of March 2016 11:18:45 AM
....Related: Comedian Simon Brodkin charged by police over Sepp Blatter cash stunt. Last July Simon Brodkin, dressed as one of his characters, Jason Bent, placed a pile of banknotes on the desk next to Fifa’s Sepp Blatter, having announced himself as a delegate from North Korea’s 2026 World Cup bid. ...
FTSE's slide continues while ITV hit by sell note image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of February 2016 11:18:12 AM
....5% headline). But market consensus for ITV Family net advertising revenues at +4% is now relying on a far stronger second quarter (comps toughen in the third and fourth quarter from the Rugby World Cup). ...
Superbowl: the biggest advertising show on earth image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 6th of February 2016 02:46:41 PM
.... . “In terms of exposure it is hard to think of an event which tops it apart from the Fifa World Cup Final,” he said. ...
Don’t bet against new superbookie hitting the front  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 08:46:19 PM
.... . The Irish bookmaker sparked outrage in the run-up to the 2014 football World Cup with an image apparently showing a message of support for the England football team carved out of the Amazon rainforest. ...
Why no one’s living it up at Rio’s Hotel Glória image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 24th of January 2016 05:45:45 PM
.... . Batista's group purchased the legendary hotel with the intention of restoring it in time for the 2014 World Cup, but work stalled on the project  Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images. ...
Success stories, tears and sexism: a day in the life of a charity CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of January 2016 07:17:11 AM
....As chief executive of the Dallaglio Foundation, I work with young people who come from chaotic backgrounds, who have a lot of things thrown at them in life. Former England rugby captain and 2003 World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio set up the foundation in 2009, with a core objective of supporting disengaged young people and helping them become more employable through the power of rugby. ...
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall to marry image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of January 2016 02:40:59 PM
.... . Mr Murdoch and Miss Hall were first spotted together in public in October at the Rugby World Cup final in London between Australia and New Zealand. ...
West Cornwall Pasty Co reins in losses following administration image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of January 2016 05:42:17 PM
.... The firm is mainly present in railway stations but has increasingly targeted sports venues. Sales at its site in Twickenham Stadium were boosted by the Rugby World Cup last year, although the company said the stadium is currently reviewing its catering arrangements over the next year and it is not guaranteed to have a presence. ...
Holiday scams: the dangers and how to avoid them image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of January 2016 06:30:04 AM
....The report also detailed the emotional toll for victims: one third said the fraud had a substantial impact on their health as well as their financial well-being, while 167 were affected so badly they had to receive medical treatment. According to the report, the most common types of fraud related to holiday accommodation, in which fraudsters set up fake websites and posted fake ads online, as well as fake airline bookings and bookings related to high-profile sport and religious trips, such as the World Cup or Hajj. ...
What lies ahead for the global economy in 2016? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of January 2016 10:49:44 PM
.... There is much in this but not as much as we are often encouraged to believe. The result of the next Rugby World Cup – or this year’s Grand National – is purely uncertain but I don’t suppose that these uncertainties are going to do much to dent the rate of economic growth. ...
How Britons splashed their cash in 2015 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 21st of December 2015 07:00:13 PM
....4pc jump in restaurant spending and a 9. 7pc increase in pubs, which Barclaycard attributed to the Rugby World Cup and Britain's Davis cup victory, which was led by Andy Murray. ...
City news: Aggreko, Glaxo, WH Ireland and Sports Direct image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 18th of December 2015 06:43:00 PM
. The company has been involved in nine Olympics and six football World Cups, and powered the opening and closing ceremonies at the London Games in 2012 in a deal worth about £40million. ...
Aggreko pulls out of Rio Olympics bid image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of December 2015 07:33:12 AM
....At the Confederations Cup held in Brazil in 2013, fans protested angrily at the amount of money spent - about £2. 57bn - on staging the 2014 World Cup. ...
UK sporting crowds top 70m in 2015 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 12:56:25 AM
....Rugby union attendances, boosted by the 2. 5 million fans at the Rugby World Cup, climbed to 7. ...
China football revolution hits Europe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 12:04:05 AM
....When Chinese investors recently decided to acquire a 13% stake in Manchester City's parent firm, it put the country's renewed interest in football firmly in the spotlight. The world's second largest economy has never been a football powerhouse, qualifying for just one World Cup. ...
Louis Saha: 'A British bank lost me a six-figure sum. I'm suing' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 13th of December 2015 08:09:42 AM
.... - The best of today's Telegraph Money . During a stellar career playing for Fulham, Manchester United, Everton and Spurs, Louis Saha, 37, achieved the highs of winning trophies and titles measured against the heartbreak of missing out on a World Cup final. ...
City News: Mulberry, Sports Direct, Glencore, Ocado image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 11th of December 2015 12:01:00 AM
....43billion. Chief Dave Forsey said it represented a strong performance given strong comparable sales in the build-up to last year’s football World Cup and a “mixed summer” for retail. ...
Gala Coral leads field with Hornby in saddle image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 4th of December 2015 10:52:00 PM
....He is credited with giving Coral’s retail betting shop business the edge over rivals while overseeing soaring growth in its digital business. Annual figures showed a near-doubling of underlying pre-tax earnings after adjusting for the impact of regulatory changes and 2014 World Cup. ...
City News: French Connection, Fortnum & Mason, Coral image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of December 2015 12:46:00 PM
....Gala Coral boosts earnings. GALA Coral shrugged off the impact of higher taxes and last year's football World Cup as rapid online growth helped lift annual earnings. ...
Coral boss Carl Leaver dismisses criticism of Ladbrokes merger image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 30th of November 2015 02:15:26 PM
.... Coral today posted a 1pc increase in EBITDA to £205. 3m for the year ending September 26, although adjusting for the impact of last year’s World Cup and new taxes, underlying profits were up 30pc. ...
From coal mining to digital hub, tech startups are transforming Wales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of November 2015 12:33:06 PM
. The international buzz of the Rugby World Cup may have faded from Cardiff’s streets, but Welsh tech companies are working hard to put their country on the map for more than just the national sport. ...
Rugby coach Eddie Jones appointed to Goldman Sachs board in Japan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 27th of November 2015 08:38:11 AM
....Eddie Jones, the Australian named as the new head coach of England’s rugby team, has been appointed to the advisory board of Goldman Sachs in Japan. The 55-year-old made rugby history when he guided the Japanese team to victory over South Africa in the World Cup in September. ...
Domino's Pizza to deliver 5,000 new jobs next year image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 26th of November 2015 05:00:41 AM
.... . It said that during the World Cup finals in Brazil last year, it received an average 10pc boost in sales on match days, with sales leaping by 23pc alone during England’s crucial fixture against Uruguay. ...
Betfair enjoys near doubling of sportsbook stakes image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of November 2015 10:05:05 AM
. The betting exchange that is merging with Paddy Power to create an online gambling giant has enjoyed a near doubling in staking in sports betting during its first-half, helped by punters placing wagers on the Rugby World Cup. ...
Snoozebox unveils hotel room that is also a tiny theatre image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of November 2015 05:00:03 AM
.... . The business has attracted attention from overseas buyers, especially in the Gulf region, where it will supply portable hotel rooms for big-ticket events such as the Dubai Expo 2020 and the World Cup in 2022. ...
How to avoid ticket fraud as One Direction and Taylor Swift fans hit in £1.3m scam image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 04:19:00 PM
....Criminals targeted specific gigs featuring some of the biggest pop stars, including Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Taylor Swift and the Foo Fighters, said Action Fraud. People hoping to watch Rugby World Cup matches and attend summer festivals also fell victim of scams. ...
Mitchells & Butlers says terrorism fears have weighed on trading image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 08:34:48 AM
.... . The recent Rugby World Cup has not provided much of a fillip, because while M&B’s drinks-led businesses have received a boost, its food-focused sites have suffered from the tournament. ...
Fans lose £1.2m to ticket fraud image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 02:32:16 AM
....2 million to ticket fraud in the last six months, police figures have revealed. Nearly 3,000 cases were reported between May and October, with the Rugby World Cup, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift particular targets, said Action Fraud. ...
Pub rivals toast a booming industry  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 23rd of November 2015 08:06:00 AM
....7 per cent in the seven weeks to September 12 after a wet summer led to slowdown in growth. Analysts at Goodbody said they will look for more positive sales over recent weeks aided by the Rugby World Cup and the high proportion of the group's estate based in London. ...
City news: Euro, Fuller’s, Npower & Melrose image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 09:10:00 PM
....----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------. RUGBY fans cramming into its watering holes near Twickenham during the World Cup helped Fuller’s kick off the second half of its year with bumper sales. ...
Fuller's enjoys Rugby World Cup boost as sales and profits climb image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 20th of November 2015 10:23:34 AM
.... . Trading in the second half was also strong, the brewer added, with a number of the brewer's pubs, particularly in West London near Twickenham stadium, bolstered by the Rugby World Cup, which ran from September 18 to October 31. ...
Rugby fans boost spending on takeaways by over a fifth during World Cup image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 19th of November 2015 04:29:07 PM
. It may be the most testing feat of endurance in the sport, but the Rugby World Cup has managed another impressive score: a hefty consumption of takeaway meals. ...
UK retail sales dip in October as food stores suffer image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 19th of November 2015 12:25:57 PM
.... This follows September's surge of 1. 7pc, boosted by the Rugby World Cup and the inclusion of the August bank holiday in September's data. ...

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