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....Just Eat has struck a £10m-a-year deal to be the new sponsor of The X Factor and intends to launch a nationwide “Chef Factor” hunt for takeaway cooks to star in its branded clips. Just Eat’s multiyear deal, one of the largest for a weekly show on British television, includes sponsorship of The X Factor TV show, app and the annual live tour. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....He batted away criticism that the profit forecast was too low, saying that the money spent marketing the Switch was eating into profits. The Switch looks like a tablet computer with Joy-Con controllers that attach to its sides, and can be played both on televisions and as a standalone device. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. According to 28-year-old Linnea Rinas, the reason she's so keen to holiday in the UK is the long-running television crime drama, Midsomer Murders. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. Demand for memory chips and flat screens for televisions and phones has given Samsung Electronics its best quarterly profits in three years, . ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....A sport that generates millions in income for clubs and players has increasingly come into the spotlight, particularly in a time of belt-tightening in many other parts of society. The sport generates and churns huge financial sums in transfer fees, sponsorship, television rights, image rights, and other areas where collecting tax may be a concern for HMRC. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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From corporate life to conservation – how can I make the switch? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 06:00:03 AM
.... So I am familiar mainly with global, corporate environments, organising major VIP industry events,conferences, exhibitions, and high-profile meetings. I have experience with celebrity authors and assisting with media interviews (television, radio and print publications). ...
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Nintendo says Switch will help double profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 12:33:24 PM
....He batted away criticism that the profit forecast was too low, saying that the money spent marketing the Switch was eating into profits. The Switch looks like a tablet computer with Joy-Con controllers that attach to its sides, and can be played both on televisions and as a standalone device. ...
Just Eat delivers £10m The X Factor sponsorship deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 09:18:01 AM
....Just Eat has struck a £10m-a-year deal to be the new sponsor of The X Factor and intends to launch a nationwide “Chef Factor” hunt for takeaway cooks to star in its branded clips. Just Eat’s multiyear deal, one of the largest for a weekly show on British television, includes sponsorship of The X Factor TV show, app and the annual live tour. ...
Samsung sees best quarterly profits in three years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 02:59:19 AM
. Demand for memory chips and flat screens for televisions and phones has given Samsung Electronics its best quarterly profits in three years, . ...
TV drama and the weak pound set the scene for holidaymakers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:01:32 PM
. According to 28-year-old Linnea Rinas, the reason she's so keen to holiday in the UK is the long-running television crime drama, Midsomer Murders. ...
Hard tackling image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:25:54 AM
....A sport that generates millions in income for clubs and players has increasingly come into the spotlight, particularly in a time of belt-tightening in many other parts of society. The sport generates and churns huge financial sums in transfer fees, sponsorship, television rights, image rights, and other areas where collecting tax may be a concern for HMRC. ...
US discriminating against Chinese firms, says TCL boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:42:08 AM
....". Mr Li is an engineer who founded the TCL Corporation, which sells mobile phones, air conditioners and television sets all over the world. ...
Bake Off auction seeks to whip up sponsorship bidding frenzy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:15:30 PM
....If a bidding war were to ensue it could eclipse the record near-£10m a year that TalkTalk paid to sponsor The X Factor. A deal of £8m-plus – which would also cover sponsorship of spin-offs such as Bake Off Extra Slice, celebrity and Christmas specials and new Paul Hollywood show A Baker’s Life – would make it one of the most expensive broadcast sponsorship deals on British television. ...
Sky announces HBO co-production deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 07:23:20 AM
Fox forcing out Bill O’Reilly could appease critics of the Sky deal | Graham Ruddick image
....”. O’Reilly had been an anchor on Fox News since 1996 and was the most-watched host on cable television in the US. ...
Premier League revenues soar but clubs still make a loss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:05:23 PM
....He said an example of these one-off items was Chelsea making a big financial provision against the early cancellation of their kit supply deal with Adidas. Overall league revenues are set to be even higher in this season, thanks to the effects of the new television deal with Sky and BT, which kicked off last August and is worth a record £5. ...
Fox dumps star presenter Bill O'Reilly image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 07:28:15 PM
.... . If Mr Ailes, who built the conservative television empire, could be laid low by his tawdry behaviour, no one was untouchable - even Mr O'Reilly. ...
Fox News 'to drop host Bill O'Reilly' after harassment cases image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 04:25:30 PM
.... . If Mr Ailes, who built the conservative television empire, could be laid low by his tawdry behaviour, no one was untouchable - even Mr O'Reilly. ...
United CEO: nobody will be fired after man was violently dragged from plane image
....Company executives said it was too soon to know if the incident was hurting ticket sales. United has been pummeled on social media – #BoycottUnited – and late-night television. ...
The Crusader: It PAYS to do your homework with customer service and helpline numbers image
....29 on her BT phone bill. It was clocked up during a few calls Edith made to her television company Sky to upgrade her package. ...
Netflix looks beyond US as competition mounts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 01:51:31 PM
....Netflix has come a long way since it started as a mail-order DVD rental service. It has largely been responsible for dragging television into the online world and its dozens of original productions such as House of Cards and Orange Is The New Black have helped it win a huge global audience. ...
Walking dead image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 08:34:11 AM
.... . Toshiba launched the world's first mass-market laptop in 1985 and became known for its consumer electronics products such as televisions, although it is worth stating those units are no longer at the heart of its business and some are loss-making. ...
Rise of the intern minority harms job hopes for the majority image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 07:11:58 PM
....These sectors also have a high concentration of internships. Film and television accounts for 8% of the jobs market in the creative industry but a sizable 16% of the internships on offer. ...
White van nation: meet the drivers behind the on-demand economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 06:00:17 AM
.... Not long ago, Wilkes says, he undertook an all-nighter to France, transporting a tray of ready meals from a supermarket in London to a film studio in Paris. In Paris, the food was dressed up and filmed for use in a television ad that’s currently airing on British TV. ...
Google Home devices stop responding to Burger King's TV ad prompt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:27:37 PM
.... Being able to distinguish between two or more voices in the home is useful for tailoring the services to personal preferences, but could also help prevent this type of device hijacking. This is not the first time that television broadcasts have triggered voice devices at home. ...
Apple takes Swatch to court over 'Tick Different' ads image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 12:59:56 PM
....Apple used Think Different in its adverts from 1997 to 2002, in what was thought to be a response to IBM's Think ad campaign. A 1998 television advert, featuring black-and-white images of historical figures such as Einstein and Gandhi, won an Emmy. ...
United Airlines boss Oscar Munoz will not resign image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 12:19:37 PM
....The footage provoked international outrage and the Dao family issued a statement on Tuesday evening expressing gratitude for the "outpouring of support". "This can never, will never happen again on a United Airlines flight," said Mr Munoz in Wednesday morning's television interview. ...
Imax reveals European cinema expansion plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 02:38:08 PM
....To help distinguish itself, Imax recently announced plans to start screening original content unavailable elsewhere. The first "exclusive" is a deal to show the first two episodes of a forthcoming Marvel TV show - The Inhumans - in September, several weeks before they come to television. ...
Judges reject US banker's claim to be a genius in divorce case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 01:07:22 PM
.... Being in the right place at the right time or benefiting from a period of boom is not enough,” Holman said. “It may one day fall for consideration whether a very highly paid footballer, who is very good at his job but may be no more skilful than past greats, such as Stanley Matthews or Bobby Charlton, makes a special contribution or is merely the lucky beneficiary of the colossal payments now made possible by the sale of television rights. ...
It's that time of year to spring clean your finances with the help of our expert tips image
....Britons spent on average £18. 62 a month on unused subscriptions such as gym membership, television and music streaming and hobby memberships, says TopCashBack, so cancel any you no longer use. ...
Trump's trade tactics image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:33:23 PM
.... . In 2016 alone, the US imported $480bn (£385bn) of goods and services from China - mostly consumer items like clothing, shoes, televisions, smartphones, laptops and tablets. ...
High cost credit products must be tackled, say Lords image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 12:08:14 AM
....It calls for similar restrictions to be applied to other forms of high cost credit, charges for unarranged overdrafts and "rent to own" products. These are products that allow customers to buy items, such as televisions or mobile phones, through rental deals which can cost as much as four or five times the normal price tag. ...
Viagogo: who runs it and who owns it? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 06:03:57 PM
....His right-hand man in the UK is Ed Parkinson. Far less is known about Parkinson, but he did make a series of television appearances in 2011 and 2012. ...
UK film industry 'needs government support' after Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 10:29:58 AM
.... "There's a concern about how that will impact films," he said. Changing viewing habits were also hitting production companies, as more on-demand television services show a greater number of films, he said. ...
New broom image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:07:35 AM
.... Remaining there, however, is the biggest challenge. Small squads that don't win races and that don't get much television airtime often struggle to raise the sponsorship they need. ...
S Korea complains to WTO about China over Thaad image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 09:12:27 AM
...."Some estimates suggest that Beijing's travel ban could reduce the number of Chinese visitors to South Korea by up to 70%, resulting in billions of dollars in lost tourism-related revenue," Scott Seaman, director of Asia at the Eurasia Group, said. China froze the sale and distribution of some South Korean television dramas, music and products starting last October. ...
Philip Green's lavish party for his 65th ends exile from social circuit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:27:49 PM
....65 a week and other financial aid such as the winter fuel allowance. Several years ago, the Tory MP Iain Duncan Smith encouraged the better-off elderly to pay back taxpayer-funded extras such as fuel payments and free bus passes and television licences. ...
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 2015, BT Sport extended its £35m-plus annual contract for Sunset + Vine to produce live coverage of Premier League and Champion’s League football and rugby union matches until 2018. The contract is considered to be the biggest live broadcasting contract in British television. ...
Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham to stand down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 03:30:33 PM
....Potential external candidates could include Anne Bulford, Channel 4’s former chief operating officer, who left in 2013 to join the BBC, where she holds the role of deputy director general. Kevin Lygo, ITV’s head of television, who left his role as Channel 4’s director of television and content in 2010 after missing out on the top role to Abraham, may also be in the running. ...
UK inflation basket: gin and cycling helmets dropped in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:31:07 AM
.... In 1947, there were just three items listed under electrical appliances - vacuum cleaners, irons and radio sets. Black and white televisions were included in 1950, and fridges in the 1960s. ...
Cyber security: Experts warn on rise of hacker ransoms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:05:46 AM
. Smartphones, watches, televisions and fitness trackers could be used to hold people to ransom over personal data, cyber security experts have warned. ...
Wanda's deal for Golden Globe firm collapses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 02:28:41 PM
.... The studio also has a tie-up with Sony Pictures. The Dick Clark Productions deal would have marked the group's entry into television production. ...
The Guardian view on the Ofcom deal: too little, too slowly | Editorial image
. Of course you can live a decent life without broadband, just as you can live well with a cesspit, instead of mains drainage, and a petrol generator to supply your electricity for when you want to watch television. ...
Does BT's Openreach deal mean faster broadband or higher prices? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 01:21:25 PM
.... BT itself managed three price rises in the space of just 18 months. The suspicion is that consumers are subsidising fatcat Premier League wages as the telecom companies seek to recoup the massive outlay they have paid to acquire television rights – with this week’s £1. ...
Hammond went where Osborne feared to tread with tax on self-employed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 04:41:03 PM
....Except now the Treasury has instead pointed to the “tax lock” legislation enacted after the Tories were returned to power, which only specified that Class 1 NICs would be held at the same level. However, that qualification was not in the manifesto, and repeating it on the breakfast television sofa just made the chancellor sound weaselly. ...
From V-necks to handcuffs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 05:52:51 AM
....Studying a degree in Seoul before completing a doctorate at Harvard Business School, he has been groomed to take over the firm. He became a Samsung president in 2009 and in 2013 was made vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics, the division which makes gadgets from smartphones and televisions to cameras and hard drives. ...
Premier League gets Kodi piracy court order image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:51:30 PM
....The developers behind Kodi say their software does not contain any content of its own and is designed to play legally owned media or content "freely available" on the internet. However, the software can be modified with third-party add-ons that provide access to pirated copies of films and TV series, or provide free access to subscription television channels. ...
Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:32:08 AM
....". Samsung - whose F8000 series of televisions was reportedly compromised via a USB connection-based hack co-developed with the UK's MI5 agency - was briefer. ...
Switch sales 'close to Nintendo records' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 06:39:41 AM
.... . The Switch can be seated in a dock to play games on a television, or used as a stand-alone portable device. ...
Bad news for online advertisers – you’ve been ’ad | John Naughton image
.... Once upon a time, advertising was like carpet bombing. You paid a lot of money to put ads in newspapers and magazines or on television and billboards, but it was all hit and miss: you could never be sure what worked. ...
Memo to bosses: expect zero loyalty from your zero-hours workers | Barbara Ellen image
.... It seems to me that this hot food-delivered concept has long been with us, though before it was called (erm) “getting a takeaway”. Or, after annoying people had been watching too much American television, “take-out”. ...
Creative sector fills UK coffers as money pours into film and TV production image
....”. The arrival of Netflix and Amazon, whose shows have included Outlander and The Collection in the UK, and a film industry-style tax break for glossy shows costing at least £1m an episode has given a huge boost to the television production industry. ...
Rosa Monckton: Let learning disabled work below minimum wage image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 01:55:05 PM
....Miss Monckton wrote: "Services are closing, and day centres barely exist any more, so what lies ahead for people like my daughter? . "Unless the law changes, they can expect a life spent in the shadows, slumped on a sofa, eating the wrong sort of food, watching daytime television. ...
ITV shouldn't get away with blaming Brexit for falling revenues | Nils Pratley image
.... It is less clear, however, whether its 3% fall in advertising spend – the first since 2009 – was a wobble or the start of a trend. The case for the defence is that commercial television is better equipped than, say, newspapers to resist the pickpockets called Facebook and Google. ...
Toy company Lego to produce Women of Nasa set image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 03:17:55 PM
....The Lego Ideas competition takes place twice a year, and one or two winners are selected for production. Other contenders in the latest competition included Lego scenes from televisions shows The Addams Family and The Little House on the Prairie, a Lego Lamborghini and a Lego Large Hadron Collider. ...
Murdoch's 21st Century Fox bid for Sky should be rejected, minister told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 09:38:50 AM
....Justin Schlosberg, the chair of the coalition, said the situation in terms of media competition was “definitely no better than last time and probably worse”. In support, he cited the fact that the Sun’s audience reach had increased after the removal of the paywall for its digital content despite declining print circulation; the increased reach for Sky television services through digital services such as YouTube; and research from Cardiff University last year that the newspapers had a disproportionate impact on broadcasters, for example. ...
ITV profits fall as advertising revenue slips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:37:00 AM
...."The continued growth in revenue and adjusted profit, despite a 3% decline in spot advertising revenues resulting from wider political and economic uncertainty, is clear evidence that our strategy is working and remains the right one for ITV," he said. Mr Crozier added that ITV - home to shows including Coronation Street, the X Factor and Broadchurch - maintained its "leading position" in the UK television advertising market. ...
Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to formally notify EU of Sky bid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 03:50:03 PM
....Justin Schlosberg, chair of the coalition, said the situation in terms of media competition was “definitely no better than last time and probably worse”. In support he cited the fact that the Sun’s audience reach had increased after the removal of the paywall for its digital content despite declining print circulation; the increased reach for Sky television services through digital services such as Youtube; and research from Cardiff university last year that the newspapers had a disproportionate impact on broadcasters. ...
The Nightly Show: Britain's latest crack at US-style late-night TV image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:10:49 AM
....This has been announced for an initial experimental two months – although the ITV continuity announcer simply said it would appear “every night” with a different presenter every week: John Bishop, Gordon Ramsay and Mel & Sue are slated to present a quintet of editions each, with David Walliams fronting the first five. Daily late-night topical comedy shows have always been more common on US television than in the UK, where Michael Parkinson, Jonathan Ross and Graham Norton have all failed at some time to establish the genre as a Monday-to-Friday fixture. ...
PwC issues apology after Oscars best picture envelope mistake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 11:26:00 AM
.... Its employees wait in the wings, passing the results to the presenters. The failure of a system that was supposed to be foolproof, checked and counterchecked repeatedly, could not have been more public – watched by Hollywood stars and millions of people across the world on television. ...
Austerity anguish image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 01:54:38 AM
....In normal times, in a normal country, court proceedings over mortgage arrears would not be the stuff of headline news. But these are not normal times in Greece and such cases have been making national television bulletins. ...
Sundays aren't that special, right? Not according to the Fair Work Commission | Greg Jericho image
....5% in 2014 – not exactly a huge cultural shift. But you don’t need to be a regular church goer to know that Sunday is different from Saturday – just look at the Sunday papers; the television programming; the scheduling of football games. ...
Boeing to open factory in South Yorkshire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 01:54:08 PM
....The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre was just an idea when Sheffield University went and knocked on Boeing's door 16 years ago. It led to a partnership that has completely regenerated former industrial land that's more used to being on television because of its controversial history. ...
Trump's Treasury Secretary targets tax reform 'by August' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 05:37:58 PM
....US Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, has promised "very significant" tax reform before the Congressional break in August. In his first television interview, since taking office Mr Mnuchin told CNBC his priority was boosting growth. ...
Comparethemarket ads lead way as online firms become top TV spenders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 07:01:00 AM
....2% on 2015. The 8% rise in total digital spending on TV saved the television ad market from overall decline, as many businesses held back on advertising as a result of uncertainty after the Brexit vote. ...
Ministers expected to soften impact of business rate changes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 09:03:22 PM
....His colleague, Bill Esterson, the shadow business minister, called for a “comprehensive overhaul” of the entire system. The Liberal Democrats are also attacking the government over the controversy, and have picked out individual companies badly hit including the restaurant featured in the hit television programme, First Dates, which will face a 37% increase in rates – equivalent to almost £27,000. ...
ITV to shut London studio with 40-year history of top programming image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 04:58:38 PM
. The London television studio where some of the UK’s most popular shows of the past 40 years have been filmed is to be closed by ITV. ...
World’s first transgender doll to be unveiled at New York toy fair image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 06:50:08 PM
.... She attracted national attention in a high-profile Barbara Walters interview on 20/20 when she was just six years old. Since then, the Florida teen has made television appearances and toured the country as an advocate for transgender youth, addressing schools, universities and conferences. ...
Greece hopeful of imminent EU debt  deal     despite German warning image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 07:53:55 PM
.... “Mr Schäuble is now an isolated voice in Europe, one of the last defenders of austerity,” he said, arguing that the German minister was not supported even in his own country. Schäuble told ARD television on Wednesday that the EU’s Lisbon treaty ruled out a debt reduction for Greece. ...
Fingerprint payments prompt privacy fears in India image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 05:00:13 AM
....As one of his flagship policies, prime minister Narendra Modi pledged to create a “digital India” in which the country’s cash-centric economy would switch to credit and debit cards, squeezing the parallel economy of untaxed cash transactions and giving more citizens access to digital financial services. In a surprise television announcement last November, Modi announced the demonetisation of 500 and 1,000 rupee notes (around £6 and £12), wiping out 85% of the country’s circulating currency overnight. ...
Greece's debt costs rise sharply as worries grow over IMF role image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 06:26:16 PM
.... Dijsselbloem said the report was outdated and that it failed to account for recent growth in the Greek economy. “It’s surprising because Greece is already doing better than that report describes,” he told Dutch television, according to news service Reuters. ...
Super Bowl ads trolling Trump: 'The world is more beautiful the more you accept' image
....Advertisements championing acceptance, diversity, equality, even immigration have caused a stir at the Super Bowl, being taken as not-so-subtle snubs of the president. The Super Bowl is considered television’s biggest advertising stage, reflected in the cost of a spot: according to the New York Times, the price for a 30-second advert was US$5m this year, up from $4. ...
Game over! How to beat the 10% rise in the cost of your TV, phone and broadband image
....co. uk, suggests customers are increasingly subsidising Premier League footballers as they seek to recoup the massive outlay they have paid out to acquire the television rights. ...
‘Your husband could end his MBA with little but debt to show for it’ – our work expert responds image
....• I too produce electronic music, though I’m quite a bit younger. From what I’ve seen, the best chance of a more reliable income for a person with your set of skills is to start moving more towards the video side of things – television, movies etc. ...
The cost of living is easing. So why doesn't it feel that way? | Greg Jericho image
....Thus it’s probably not much solace to people to be told that cost of living is rising at almost record lows when the price of utilities (such as gas and electricity), primary school education costs, medical and hospital services, insurance and child care has risen faster than have wages. When we look at the growth in prices of more luxury items – such as holidays and AV equipment like televisions – we see a much different picture. ...
After the Italian job, BT boss must make sure success doesn’t blow up in his face image
.... With rights to Europe’s premier football tournament, the Champions League, now up for grabs, the timing is unfortunate. When BT snatched the UK television rights to the Champions League from Sky in 2013, it was a coup that confirmed the company as a major player in sports broadcasting. ...
Star Wars and Trainspotting sequels help UK film production break records image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 04:43:34 PM
.... “To sustain and grow this success story,” he said, “it is critical that the capital gets significantly more studio and production capacity to maximise the opportunities for film-making. The BFI reports a different story with television production: 84 high-end programmes (classed as those whose budgets exceed £1m an hour) began shooting in Britain last year, but their total spend was just £726m, which represents an 18% year-on-year decline. ...
UK postcodes with highest burglary rates revealed image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 07:01:40 AM
....While fear of crime remains high – and the traumatic effects can be serious – the chances of suffering a break-in in Britain are falling to new lows nearly every year. The street value of stolen household electrical goods such as televisions has collapsed, making theft much less lucrative, while the profits from cybercrime outside the home have soared. ...
Why the secret to productivity isn’t longer hours image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 08:00:01 AM
.... The counterintuitive discovery is that many of the most restorative kinds of rest are actually active. Things like exercise or walks or serious, engaging hobbies do more for you than sitting on the couch binge-watching television. ...
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
.... While neither the IOC nor Alibaba would comment on the sums involved, informed analysts told the Guardian that it could ultimately add over $1bn to the IOC’s coffers by the time it concludes in 11 years’ time. Michael Payne, who was director of marketing and television for the IOC for 20 years and spent a year working with the IOC and Alibaba on the deal, said he believed that it was the most “groundbreaking strategic partnership that the IOC has yet entered into”. ...
Blind trusts: what do Theresa May and Donald Trump have in common? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 01:41:32 PM
.... But if a minister wants to hold on to any assets that could be in conflict with their ministerial brief, then they are put in a blind trust run by independent trustees, where the minister has no control or knowledge of how the assets are managed. President Lyndon Johnson was an early adopter of a blind trust, as he did not want to sell the Texas television station he owned before entering the White House. ...

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