TV wars loom as Apple takes aim

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 1 September 2010 8:54 pm TV wars loom as Apple takes aim Apple last night launched a revamped on-demand TV service it hopes will help it smash into the online rental market.Apple TV allows users to rent episodes of hit US shows like Glee for as little as 99¢ (64p) and play them through their TV. The device could catapult Apple into a market currently dominated in the UK by firms such as Sky, Virgin and the BBC.It announced tie-up deals with ABC and Fox, with Steve Jobs saying he expects other major content producers to jump on the bandwagon soon.The release is a shift in strategy for Apple, which has previously allowed users to buy, rather than rent, TV shows. To date it has sold 450m episodes, compared to 11.7bn songs downloaded from its iTunes platform.It is the second incarnation of the product, the first released to critical acclaim but public apathy in 2006.The new version is sleeker and just a quarter of the size. But the main difference is a steep drop in the price from $229 to just $99, with a pricetag of £99 in the UK.Apple chief executive Steve Jobs said: “This tiny, silent box lets users watch thousands of HD movies and TV shows, and makes all of their music, photos and videos effortlessly available on their home entertainment system.”Analysts told City A.M. the low price suggests Apple is more interested in breaking into the market than generating serious revenue through the device.It is also unlikely that Apple TV will be able to dominate viewing habits in the same way it has revolutionised the way we consume music.Ian Maude of Enders Analysis said: “This will take some business away from the big TV players. It is part of a slow shift towards paid-for content so that will chip away at the BBC and ITV.“But it is in more direct competition with Sky and Google [which launched a new TV service earlier this week]. It is a very long-term game. At the moment on-demand rentals is a very small market. It’s also a very competitive one and it will be difficult to take customers from the big players, especially as it only has deals with two partners. There is absolutely no chance of Apple becoming dominant in the TV market – it is about chipping away at its rivals.”Apple announced a host of other products, including a new range of iPods. It will also release a new version of iTunes which will feature a social networking feature described by Jobs as “iTunes meets Twitter and Facebook.” Share More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Foreign buyers prop up London property values

first_imgMonday 1 November 2010 7:39 pm KCS-content Tags: NULL FOREIGN buyers are helping push up house prices in the most affluent areas of central London, according to fresh research. While the value of prime homes in London has fallen one per cent since July, overseas buyers have buoyed prices in areas like Kensington and Chelsea, says agent Knight Frank. Foreign buyers made up 68 per cent of all sales in June, compared to 53 per cent last year, with even more new overseas homeowners at the top end of the market. While European demand has been quiet in recent months, demand from Asia, Russia and the Middle East has remained strong. “The weakness of the pound ensures that effective discounts available to foreign buyers are still very significant,” said Liam Bailey, research director at Knight Frank. “Surveys over the summer found that seven in ten London homes priced at over £5m are going to foreign investors.”The top 25 per cent of homes in London have gained 12 per cent in value in the year to the end of October, thanks to strong growth at the start of the year. However, prices fell 0.23 per cent last month, the fourth consecutive monthly fall in the capital. 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 WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe 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 Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterBeach RaiderSee The Woman Bradley Walsh Is Dating At 61Beach Raidercenter_img Foreign buyers prop up London property values whatsapp whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgJulius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileJulius Berger Nigeria Plc is a civil engineering and construction company in Nigeria. The company is involved in the planning, design and construction of major civil engineering and civil works which encompasses office and functional buildings, residential houses, sports and recreational facilities as well as infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railway lines, airports, dams and water supply schemes. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has business interests in the plants and factories, oil and gas, marine, ports and shipping and power sectors. The company’s pioneer project was the construction of the Eko Bridge in Lagos in 1964. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgNPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: NPF Microfinance Bank Plc (NPFMCR.ng)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileNPF Microfinance Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for both serving and retired Officers and men and women employed by the Nigeria Police Force as well as the general banking public. The company is the leading microfinance institution in Nigeria and also offers loans, advances, money market products and financial advisory services to the retail, commercial and corporate sectors. The company has developed specialised products which includes Police After Service Account, Police Focal Account and IGP Premium Bond. Established in 1993, NPF Microfinance Bank Plc was granted its full license to operate as a Community Bank in 2002. It converted from its Community Bank status to a Microfinance Bank following a directive from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Its head office is in Obalende, Nigeria and its branch network extends to all the Police commands in the country. NPF Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Home_Office / Superkül inc

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/22909/home_office-superkul-inc Clipboard Canada Home_Office / Superkül inc Architects: Superkül inc Area Area of this architecture project Area:  260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Projects Houses “COPY” Text description provided by the architects. Home / Office is a live-work building at the triangular intersection of Roncesvalles and Dundas Street West, in a modest strip of mixed-use buildings that edge High Park and Parkdale. Originally a two storey building with a shop on the ground fl oor and an apartment above, it had in the recent past been used solely as a residence. Its conversion to Home / Office involved its wholesale renovation and the addition of a third fl oor to create a studio for the owners’ architectural practice on the ground and basement fl oors and their apartment on the second and third fl oors. Save this picture!Recommended ProductsResidential ApplicationsLunawoodLunawood Thermowood Façade and Decking in Project ÖEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsResidential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels in Fonsanta RestaurationEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornBecause of its mixed-use program, the tight project budget and existing zoning regulations, the only place for the project was a main street. This main street location works well with the City’s new Offi cial Plan, which sees these streets in coming decades absorbing the city’s projected increase in retail, offi ce and service employment, as well as much of its new housing. The density and height of buildings along these streets are much as they were a hundred years ago; for reasons of social, economic and environmental sustainability, and considering shifting live-work patterns, they are now especially ripe for revitalization and intensifi cation. And so the project is an exercise in the type of infi ll the City aims to encourage. Save this picture!The massing and height of the building take their cues from adjacent fabric, as do window proportions and window heights; the materials of the project evoke those of both its commercial and residential neighbours, tying it into the streescape. Save this picture!The building is currently divided almost equally between home and offi ce space but is designed to be adaptable; with small changes to the circulation and the partitioning, Home / Offi ce is easily converted to a different proportion of uses and units. The conscious decision to design the building in this way better ensures a fl exibility of use and occupation over the long-term, and so its vitality as a piece of Toronto’s urban fabric.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessDragonfly Vertical Farm concept by Vincent CallebautArticlesFrank Lloyd Wright at the Guggenheim: From Within OutwardArticles Sharecenter_img Home_Office / Superkül incSave this projectSaveHome_Office / Superkül inc ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/22909/home_office-superkul-inc Clipboard Year:  2006 CopyHouses, Interior Design•Toronto, Canada Save this picture!+ 11 Share ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeSuperkül incOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignDabasTorontoWoodOfficesHousesMixed Use3D ModelingCanadaPublished on May 23, 2009Cite: “Home_Office / Superkül inc” 23 May 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?家_办公室 / superkül inc是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

England rugby win boosts Make-a-Wish Foundation’s auction income

first_img Howard Lake | 23 November 2003 | News  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The auctioneer at the event, held at the Dorchester Hotel in London’s Park Lane, was disgraced Tory peer Lord Archer. England’s last-minute win in the Rugby World Cup proved a last-minute boost for the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s auction in London.Timing is everything, as England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson would no doubt admit. The Make-A-Wish Foundation were particularly fortunate in holding their fundraising auction on the evening of the England Rugby Team’s win against Australia in the World Cup Final.As a result, an England rugby shirt signed by the winning team went for £20,000 to comedian Mel Smith, and an autographed print of Jonny Wilkinson went for £7,000. There is little doubt the premium value on these lots would have been much reduced had the England team not won. Advertisement England rugby win boosts Make-a-Wish Foundation’s auction incomecenter_img Tagged with: Events Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Charities that creatively hijacked May the Fourth #StarWarsDay

first_imgAnd don’t forget David Burgess at The Management Centre teased out some lessons for fundraisers from Star Wars in a guest blog post on UK Fundraising: 3. The Running Charity 15. Age UK  330 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Howard Lake | 4 May 2016 | News 2. WaterAid UK 13. Terrence Higgins Trust Tagged with: Humour Star Wars 14. RNIB 16. YHA 6. Keech Hospice Care 4. SolarAid[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUpfmXkppXo[/youtube] 7. Star Wars: Force for Change 10. Dogs Trust 11. Phoenix Dance Theatre 12. The Children’s Society 8. Julia’s House 5. Rainbow House 9. Macmillan Cancer Support More #MayThe4thBeWithYou fundraisinghttps://twitter.com/FutureCop999/status/727751199110369280 18. Gurkha Welfare Trust Today is 4th May, or May the Fourth, otherwise known as #StarWarsDay. The joke is a little old, but here are some fresh takes from charities today on making the most of this date on social media.1. RNLI 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Charities that creatively hijacked May the Fourth #StarWarsDay  329 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 17. Anthony Nolanlast_img read more

Groups Want Checkoff Reform

first_img SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – May 1, 2017 Over 80 organizations recently sent letters to both the Senate and House of Representatives calling on lawmakers to fix the government’s “failed commodity tax support programs.” The 80 organizations represent over 250,000 farmers, ranchers, and businesses that want recently introduced legislation passed by both chambers and signed into law. The letters say the legislation would bring much-needed transparency and accountability to the programs. The legislation comes in two separate bills introduced in both chambers. The “Opportunities for Fairness in Farming Act” would put an end to the most egregious abuses by the boards of federally mandated checkoff programs. The “Voluntary Checkoff Act” has also been introduced, with the goal of ensuring that no farmer is forced to pay money to programs that do not promote their market segment.The letters were signed by organizations including the National Farmers Union, Organization for Competitive Markets, and R-CALF. The more than 80 groups point to the checkoff programs’ history of acting “beyond the scope of their statutory mandate.” They also accuse the USDA of lax oversight of the checkoff programs, resulting in collusion and illegal relationships between the checkoff programs and lobbying organizations. They say the groups have used checkoff funds for lobbying activities, which is strictly prohibited.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Groups Want Checkoff Reform Previous articleBrazil Looking at Tariffs on U.S. Ethanol ImportsNext articleHeavy Rains Not Hurting Eastern Indiana Crops Hoosier Ag Today Groups Want Checkoff Reformlast_img read more

People

first_img• Newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror, formerly Mirror Group Newspapers, hasappointed Steve Addley as HR director, based in Canary Wharf. Addley waspreviously personnel director for Thomson Regional Newspapers.• Lois Howarth has joined international publishing company McGraw-Hill as HRmanager based at its headquarters in Maidenhead. She moves from academicpublisher Blackwell’s in Oxford where she also held the position of HR manager.McGraw-Hill has 800 staff and publishes business and academic books andmagazines.• Accountancy firm Solomon Hare Corporate Finance has appointed Rachel Stoneas HR manager. Stone started her career as a graduate trainee with the SunAlliance Group in 1984, becoming a member of the employment and policy researchteam. In 1990 she joined Hart District Council as personnel developmentmanager. She moved to training and management consultancy Priority Management,as network development manager in 1996, a post she held until joining SolomonHare.• Ashington-based electronics manufacturer Lite-On has recruited SusanGoldstein as head of HR. It will be her job to introduce a strategic HR plancovering recruitment and selection, training and development. She moves fromMorpeth-based Essential Management Services, having previously spent sevenyears as training and development officer at Northumberland County Council.• Jenny Warner has been promoted to personnel manager at Dunlop PrecisionRubber in Leicestershire. She joined the personnel department in 1989 spendingseveral years as a personnel officer before being promoted to personneladministration supervisor, the job she held until her recent move. She startedwith the company in 1980 as a telephonist.• Millennium and Copthorne Hotels has recruited Tina Dowling as HR managerat the Copthorne Tara, London, she was previously regional training manager forLondon. Joanne Wakefield has joined as HR assistant to vice president of HR,Sarah-Jane O’Brien.• Management consultancy People in Business has appointed a former tradeunion official to work as a consultant on employee relations. Andy Cook wasfull time officer at the MSF union with responsibility for the Legal andGeneral for three years. He then moved to the Legal and General itself to workas remuneration manager, then as employee relations manager.• Newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror, formerly Mirror Group Newspapers, hasappointed Steve Addley as HR director, based in Canary Wharf. Addley waspreviously personnel director for Thomson Regional Newspapers.• Lois Howarth has joined international publishing company McGraw-Hill as HRmanager based at its headquarters in Maidenhead. She moves from academicpublisher Blackwell’s in Oxford where she also held the position of HR manager.McGraw-Hill has 800 staff and publishes business and academic books andmagazines.• Accountancy firm Solomon Hare Corporate Finance has appointed Rachel Stoneas HR manager. Stone started her career as a graduate trainee with the SunAlliance Group in 1984, becoming a member of the employment and policy researchteam. In 1990 she joined Hart District Council as personnel developmentmanager. She moved to training and management consultancy Priority Management,as network development manager in 1996, a post she held until joining SolomonHare.• Ashington-based electronics manufacturer Lite-On has recruited SusanGoldstein as head of HR. It will be her job to introduce a strategic HR plancovering recruitment and selection, training and development. She moves fromMorpeth-based Essential Management Services, having previously spent sevenyears as training and development officer at Northumberland County Council.• Jenny Warner has been promoted to personnel manager at Dunlop PrecisionRubber in Leicestershire. She joined the personnel department in 1989 spendingseveral years as a personnel officer before being promoted to personneladministration supervisor, the job she held until her recent move. She startedwith the company in 1980 as a telephonist.• Millennium and Copthorne Hotels has recruited Tina Dowling as HR managerat the Copthorne Tara, London, she was previously regional training manager forLondon. Joanne Wakefield has joined as HR assistant to vice president of HR,Sarah-Jane O’Brien.• Management consultancy People in Business has appointed a former tradeunion official to work as a consultant on employee relations. Andy Cook wasfull time officer at the MSF union with responsibility for the Legal andGeneral for three years. He then moved to the Legal and General itself to workas remuneration manager, then as employee relations manager. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. PeopleOn 15 Feb 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Call for common policies on violence against staff

first_imgCall for common policies on violence against staffOn 30 May 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. A significant proportion of employers are breaking the law by not keepingrecords of violent incidents and not having policies in place which deal withaggressive behaviour. A survey of 200 HR professionals shows that 35 per cent of organisations donot keep records of incidents such as verbal and physical attacks by thepublic, and 25 per cent do not have policies to deal with aggression. The research, by the University of Central Lancashire and recruitmentspecialist Lawrence Allison Group, shows that the highest proportion ofresponses were from four occupational sectors, including retail, health andsocial care, manufacturing and local government. The retail sector had the highest number of incidents, categorised as verbalabuse, threats of physical violence, acts of physical assault and physicalassaults with a weapon. “This is a national problem, particularly in retailing, and requires agovernment initiative as soon as possible,” commented a retail HR managerin the study. The report, Dealing with Conflict in the Workplace, urges employers toimplement zero-tolerance policies. It also calls on the Government to produce aconsistent set of guidelines for employers that would enable them to developeffective monitoring and training systems. Co-author Tom Swan said, “Conflict resolution procedures can increasestaff morale, reduce sickness and stress levels and enable organisations tocomply with health and safety regulations and human rights legislation.” Commenting on the research, Jim White, director of HR at Safeway, said,”Retailers are on the front line of shop crime. Statistics show that youare more likely to be injured in the workplace through dealing with customertheft than any other activity.” Safeway has prepared 1,400 staff for incidents through its managing theftand conflict in the workplace course. www.lawrenceallisontraining.comBy Mike broad Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more