Satellite broadcaster BSkyB nears key 10m subscriptions

first_img Share Satellite broadcaster BSkyB nears key 10m subscriptions KCS-content SATELLITE broadcaster BSkyB is tipped to say it is edging closer to its target of 10m subscribers when it reports first quarter trading on Friday.Broker Numis Securities expects the group to reveal that it picked up 53,000 subscribers in the three months to September, leaving it with more than 9.9m customers. Numis also forecasts that BSkyB will unveil an eight per cent rise in revenue to £1.49bn, driven by a 14 per cent increase in retail revenue to £1.27bn, and pre-tax profit of £227m.Investors will also be interested in anything the broadcaster says about shareholder Rupert Murdoch’s attempt to seize full control of the company. BSkyB has rejected Murdoch’s offer of £8bn for the 61 per cent of the company that the media tycoon does not already own, but the pair have agreed to start work on the regulatory details of a potential deal.BSkyB’s media rivals have got together to oppose the deal, writing to business secretary Vince Cable to express concerns that it could threaten competition and give Murdoch too much political influence. Signatories to the letter include publishers of newspapers including the Daily Mirror, Guardian and Daily Telegraph. whatsapp Sunday 17 October 2010 11:34 pm whatsappcenter_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Daimler and Rolls confirm £2.7bn bid for Tognum

first_img German automotive group Daimler and aerospace engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce said they would bid 3.2bn euros (£2.7bn) for industrial diesel engine maker Tognum.Under the deal, first announced on Monday, stockholders can tender their shares for 24 euros each. Tognum shares have jumped by more than a quarter over the past five days.The agreement is contingent on Daimler and Rolls-Royce gaining control of at least half the equity plus one share.Daimler will contribute its 28.4 per cent stake into a joint venture that will make the offer to Tognum shareholders.“The complementary capabilities we are bringing together will provide us with a world leading proposition and will enable us to expand the business by developing a broader portfolio of integrated power systems and services for existing and new customers,” said Rolls-Royce chief executive John Rose in a statement on Wednesday.The companies intend to maintain the current manufacturing sites and are confident that the growth strategy will secure jobs, it added.As part of the deal, Rolls-Royce plans to contribute its Bergen gas and diesel medium-speed engine business used in the marine propulsion and auxiliary power markets. Tags: NULL Wednesday 9 March 2011 3:09 am Share John Dunne whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Daimler and Rolls confirm £2.7bn bid for Tognum Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited ( 2007 Annual Report

first_imgBotswana Insurance Holdings Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (  2007 annual report.Company ProfileBotswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL Group) is a leading financial services group in Botswana which operates through three subsidiaries. Botswana Insurance Fund Management (BIFM) is an asset management company and wholly-owned by BIHL Group; managing in excess of P23.9 billion in assets across equity, fixed income, real estate, liquidity and alternative investments. The subsidiary company is also invested in non-traditional assets which include the healthcare industry, tourism sector and property development. Botswana Life Insurance Limited (BLIL) is the leading life insurer in Botswana; with an estimated market share of 80%. Legal Guard is a legal expenses insurer which provides clients with access to personal legal counseling and assistance with experienced attorneys based in 11 branches located in the major towns and cities of Botswana. Legal Guard represents clients in civil, criminal and labour matters.last_img read more

P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited ( 2013 Annual Report

first_imgP. O. L. I. C. Y Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (  2013 annual report.Company ProfileP.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is an investment company that was established as a liability company. P.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

Sale’s poor start continues despite improvement against Tigers

first_imgSALFORD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 05: Richie Gray of Sale Sharks runs at Vereniki Goneva of Leicester Tigers during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Leicester Tigers at Salford City Stadium on October 5, 2012 in Salford, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) Shocking start: Despite signing Richie Gray, Sale sit winless at the bottom of the tableby Ben ColesSALE’S winless run in the new Aviva Premiership season stretched to six matches after defeat on Friday night to Leicester Tigers at the Salford City Stadium.The Sharks are yet to win at their new ground after the move from Edgeley Park over the summer, although they showed promise during the first half, with full-back Rob Miller grabbing his first try of the season to leave the home crowd hoping for a win against the odds.Crucial knock-ons from Richie Vernon and by Dave Seymour denied Sale two key scoring opportunities and their slender lead of 8-6 at half-time ultimately wasn’t enough.Leicester snatched the lead in the opening seven minutes of the second half thanks to a try from the returning Ben Youngs, with George Ford ticking the scoreboard over with the boot in a rare start as Toby Flood was rested. An outstanding defensive performance from the visitors left the Sharks scoreless in the second half as Leicester moved up to third in the table with a 20-8 win. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Despite being only six matches into the new Aviva Premiership season, crucial games away to Worcester and at home to London Irish when the league returns could go a long way to dictating the future of their season. The loss leaves Sale rooted to the bottom of the table with just a single point to their name ahead of the European break, as the search for a new forwards coach continues. With a squad filled with outstanding talent such as Richie Gray, Vernon, Andy Powell and Mark Cueto, the start to the season has been baffling as Bryan Redpath searches for a first win with his new club.Last night’s loss condemned Redpath to 10 defeats in a row in the Aviva Premiership, four coming in his final matches as Director of Rugby at Gloucester, and the sacking of forwards coach Steve Scott after Round Four will not have helped with the club’s continuity in the early stages of the season. Redpath however will take positives from the Sharks first-half against Leicester, when the home side controlled the breakdown and executed well on restarts and at the set-piece.Sale now though will be desperate to get their season up and running when they open their Heineken Cup campaign against a tricky Cardiff Blues side next weekend, before a difficult away fixture against Montpellier.last_img read more

Dubai Sevens – Seven of the Best tries

first_imgTuesday Dec 8, 2009 Dubai Sevens – Seven of the Best tries The first leg of the 2009/2010 IRB World Series Sevens got under way in Dubai this past weekend. New Zealand won the Cup Final, but there was plenty of action from all teams involved.This new season of Sevens will be followed by an even larger worldwide audience as it’s the first series since Sevens was included in the Olympics for 2016.As always, the beauty of Sevens is the inclusiveness of many countries and the fact that on any given day, a minnow can beat a rugby super power.Even if they don’t beat them, what’s important is the opportunity to gain experience from playing against great players, and perhaps even showing them up at times.We’ve got a clip made by the IRB that shows seven of the best tries scored over the two days at the tournament. They’re not THE best, but simply a selection of some of the better moments.Highlights of the final will follow later today if all goes well. 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Holiday Home in Þingvallavatn / Krads

first_imgArchDaily Engineering; Structural And Hvac:Emil Þór GuðmundssonEntrepreneur:Smíðandi ehf / Gestur ÞráinssonInterior Carpentry:Helgi Hrafn Jónsson, Jón Árni Þórisson & Christian Danielsen3d Modelling:Guðni ValbergCity:SelfossCountry:IcelandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marino ThorlaciusRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. The holiday home is carefully placed on a densely overgrown hill that is sloping north in the direction of the great Lake Þingvallavatn in southwestern Iceland. On multiple levels, the otherworldly landscape has modeled the form of the building. Save this picture!© Marino ThorlaciusSave this picture!© Marino ThorlaciusIn dialogue with the terrain, the concrete foundation of the wooden house lies in three staggered planes that follow the movement of the landscape. In a similar manner, the roof surface, overgrown with local grass and moss, slopes partly towards and partly with the hill.Save this picture!© Marino ThorlaciusSave this picture!Roof PlanSave this picture!© Marino ThorlaciusThe location of the house has been chosen with great care to integrate the building into the surroundings while framing specially selected views of the landscape. Towards North, the house rises above the low scrub to give an unobstructed view over Þingvallavatn and the mountain Skjaldbreið from the main room of the house. In the opposite direction, the main room opens onto a south-west-facing terrace that is closely surrounded by trees. From here, the mountains Jórutindur and Hátindur can be seen at the same time as a view is established from the terrace, through the house, and out towards the lake. Save this picture!© Marino ThorlaciusSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Marino ThorlaciusApart from the terrace, the immediate surroundings of the building are so densely vegetated that they are close to impenetrable. Preserving the landscape as pristine as possible was a major intention in both the design process and during the construction of the house. In return, the greened roof is established as an accessible plane.Save this picture!© Marino ThorlaciusSave this picture!© Marino ThorlaciusAccess to the roof can be gained from inside, from the house’s sleep- and play loft, or from the outside where the slope starts at the foot of the integrated boat shed. Following the ascend, standing at the top of the roof’s edge above the trees, the landscape opens up in a magnificent and ever-changing panorama towards the lake and the surrounding mountains. Save this picture!© Marino ThorlaciusProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for DigitalFUTURES Young : Sea Level & Climate ChangeCall for SubmissionsAnalyzing the Architecture of Westworld – Season 1Articles Share Area:  170 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Holiday Home in Þingvallavatn / Krads Iceland Photographs:  Marino Thorlacius Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Holiday Home in Þingvallavatn / KradsSave this projectSaveHoliday Home in Þingvallavatn / Krads Save this picture!© Marino Thorlacius+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2020 Projects “COPY” Year:  CopyLandscape Architecture, Houses•Selfoss, Iceland Lead Architects: Landscape Architecture Kristján Eggertsson, Kristján Örn Kjartansson Architects: Krads Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Russwood, Velfac, Bizazza, Culina, Kvadrat, Purnatur CopyAbout this officeKradsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsLandscape ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesSelfossOn FacebookIcelandPublished on March 19, 2021Cite: “Holiday Home in Þingvallavatn / Krads” 19 Mar 2021. 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Giftcoin partners with Charity Checkout

first_imgGiftcoin partners with Charity Checkout WATCH: Jon Duschinsky on Giftcoin[youtube][/youtube] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Tagged with: Bitcoin cryptocurrency giftcoin About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Charity Checkout raises £10m in donations (6 January 2017)Charity Checkout adds ‘give and nominate’ tool to promote a ‘chain reaction of giving’ (19 January 2015) Howard Lake | 6 March 2018 | News  158 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15  157 total views,  1 views today Blockchain currency Giftcoin has partnered with charity payment provider Charity Checkout to make the payment system available to its 2,000 charity clients.Chester Mojay-Sinclare, CEO of Charity Checkout, is joining the Giftcoin team as an advisor. The partnership ensures that the cryptocurrency has a significant route-to-market from its launch.Giftcoin’s token sale opens to the public on 20 March. Accepting payments via Bitcoin and Ethereum (with a minimum investment of 0.25 ETH), the Giftcoin team are aiming to raise $10m in six months to build and deliver their full system. Advanced whitelisting is required for the public sale.The team behind Giftcoin is a combination of entrepreneurs, engineers, designers and blockchain enthuasiasts.The dozen initial charity partners that are testing the service include English Heritage, Grief Encounter, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, Best Beginnings and Enhance the UK. Advertisementlast_img read more

USDA Research Shows Moisture Benefit of No-Till Farming

first_img SHARE USDA Research Shows Moisture Benefit of No-Till Farming By Gary Truitt – Aug 30, 2012 Facebook Twitter Previous articleUSDA Releases FY 2012 & 2013 Export ForecastsNext articlePurdue Economist Predicts Record Losses For Pork Industry Gary Truitt SHAREcenter_img Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter USDA’s Agricultural Research Service has conducted studies to determine how standing crop residues affect snow accumulation and soil water levels across entire fields. A USDA soil scientist studied two neighboring farms in the Palouse region in eastern Washington. Both have hilly topography – but one farm has been under continuous no-till management since 1999. The fields on the other farm were conventionally tilled. Snow depths, density and soil water storage were measured at hundreds of points across the fields on both farms for two years. The residue height at data collection points was also measured on the no-till fields. USDA says the findings show that no-till management can ensure blanket coverage of snow in the winter – which can help boost dryland crop productivity in the summer.According to the study – standing wheat residue on the no-till farm significantly increased the amount and uniformity of snow cover across the entire field. Snow depths ranged from four to 39-inches – with an average depth of 11 inches. Snow depths on the conventionally tilled field ranged from zero to 56 inches – with an average depth of 8.5-inches. USDA notes the snow distribution pattern on the no-till farm made soil water distribution more uniform and increased soil water recharge rates. USDA’s soil scientist calculated that the greater storage of soil water in no-till systems could increase winter wheat yield potential by 13 bushels per acre on ridge tops, six bushels per acre on south facing slopes and three bushels per acre in valleys. This could increase winter wheat profits for regional farmers by an average of 30-dollars per acre and as much as 54-dollars per ridge-top acre.According to USDA – producers affected by the 2012 drought might also benefit from using no-till to increase the amount and uniformity of snow cover on their fields. This would increase soil water recharge rates and soil moisture storage – which would facilitate the return of drought-stricken fields to their former productivity. Home News Feed USDA Research Shows Moisture Benefit of No-Till Farminglast_img read more

What we’re reading: Trump versus everyone else

first_imgFacebook What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, Roger Stone arrives at Federal Court, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, in Washington. Stone was arrested in the special counsel’s Russia investigation and was charged with lying to Congress and obstructing the probe. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Chemistry professor misses first TCU basketball home game in 40 years due to pandemic restrictions ReddIt Facebook + posts printWe’re back and we’re reading – everything from “Fox News” to the “Washington Post.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and everyday news. Today, we’ve got news on the most recent intelligence report, Robert Stone pleading not guilty and icy cold temperatures in the Midwest.Intelligence report contradicts TrumpAn intelligence report of global threats, released Tuesday, stressed a present nuclear threat from North Korea and continued violence in Syria by ISIS, according to the New York Times.   This directly contradicts President Donald Trump’s previous assertions that ISIS had been defeated, and that North Korea will give up their nuclear weapons. The report did not mention the crisis at the southern border or the construction of a wall, President Trump’s top security priority. Many Republicans, including Senator Mitch McConnell, have sided with the intelligence report and are “pushing back” against President Trump’s foreign policy.McConnell introduced a measure yesterday that criticized withdrawing troops from Syria and Afghanistan.  Roger Stone Pleads ‘Not Guilty’Long-time Trump advisor and business partner, Roger Stone, pleaded ‘not guilty’ on Tuesday to counts of obstruction of justice, false statements and witness tampering, according to CNN.  Stone is allegedly connected to the release of information on Hillary Clinton through WikiLeaks during the 2016 election. President Trump noted that the indictment does not explicitly reveal a conspiracy between the Trump campaign team and Russia. The Midwest experiences the ‘coldest air in a generation’According to CNN, polar vortex winds sweeping through the Midwest are creating subzero temperatures for 83 million people.The ‘coldest air in a generation’ has already caused five deaths this week, and officials warn of near-instant frostbite with wind chills in Minnesota at negative 70.The cold temperatures are also causing issues with postal delivery and flight cancellations across the Midwest.Apple Facetime glitch allows eavesdroppingA Facetime glitch has allowed people to eavesdrop on each other through group FaceTime, according to The New York Times.This glitch granted access to the Facetime caller to listen in on the recipient of the call, even if the recipient did not answer the call.More than one week after Apple was notified of the issue, they disabled group Facetime.Apple plans to release new software later this week to fix the issue.The largest racial minority of the electorate is LatinosLatinos are projected to be the largest share of minority voters in the 2020 election, according to NBC News.In 2020, 32 million Hispanics will be eligible to vote in comparison to 30 million eligible black voters. While white voters continue to constitute the largest portion of eligible voters, these numbers signify that in 2020, one-third of eligible voters will be non-white. 36,000 pounds of chicken recalled by TysonAccording to NBC News, Tyson recalled 36,000 pounds of chicken because they may contain rubber. There have been no reported adverse reactions to the chicken; however, the U.S. Agriculture Department has reported claims of rubber material within the packages. The nuggets, with a use-by date of Nov. 26, 2019, should be thrown away. That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more. Previous articleFort Worth church, food bank distribute free groceries to families in needNext articleNews Now 1/30/19 Olivia Wales RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Olivia Wales Lessons of perseverance Olivia Wales Linkedin Olivia Wales Twitter ReddIt Twitter Olivia Wales Linkedin ‘Horned Frogs lead the way’: A look at TCU’s ROTC programs Olivia Wales Meet the 2021 Student Body Officer Candidates Olivia is a journalism major from Fayetteville, Arkansas. She enjoys running, hiking and planning adventures with her friends. When she is not writing, you can find her at the TCU Recreation Center, fiercely competing in any intramural sport. What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlineslast_img read more