CITY VIEWS: DO YOU THINK GCSE EXAMS ARE GETTING EASIER?

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After a slump and a court case the Virgin airline boss is ready for more

first_img whatsapp After a slump and a court case the Virgin airline boss is ready for more Share KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy Fanautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading Blvd However, Virgin has long sought a closer tie-up or a merger with British rival BMI, which has a large short-haul network it says will compliment its long-haul routes. This view this has not changed since the airline was sold to Lufthansa by owner Sir Michael Bishop for £318m two years ago.“We still think this is an attractive option,” says the Virgin boss.Virgin, usually the lone maverick, is for once in step with the other major UK airlines over Heathrow and the need for a third runway, even though the coalition quashed the previous government’s plans to build the strip.Ridgway says: “The UK has to remain competitive. And in the long term a third runway at Heathrow is good for the UK economy. At some point we will need to have this debate again.”Although Ridgway is 59, a year younger than his mentor Branson, he says he has no plans for a quieter life. He says: “I’m still quite happy here. And I will stay as long as Richard does not move me on.” Virgin’s chief financial officer Julie Southern is seen as a strong contender for his job when he does decide to cash in his airmiles. But until that time Ridgway is content to run Branson’s flagship business, which simultaneously presents itself as one of the most stylish and democratic ways to fly. More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Virgin Atlantic boss Steve Ridgway is still dealing with the fallout from the collapse of a price-fixing trial involving his airline. Despite not actually facing any charges, his firm, which has always styled itself as the people’s champion, was battered and bruised by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) case, which alleged collusion between Virgin and British Airways (BA) over long-haul surcharges.It was also a personal humiliation for Ridgway, who was forced to release a statement saying that he knew what his airline was up to. He admitted at the time: “Although I did not have any direct contact with BA in relation to passenger fuel surcharges, I regret that, on becoming aware of the discussions, I did not take steps to stop them,” adding: “I apologise unreservedly for my involvement in this case.”Today, as he sits on a long curved sofa in a beautifully cut dark blue suit in Virgin’s upper class check-in lounge, he defends his position.Did he give the OFT all the help he could to prosecute the case, given that the firm received full immunity in return?“We did cooperate with the OFT,” he says. “That was certainly the case.”Despite admitting his knowledge of a price fixing scandal the board did not ask him to resign. Was he surprised by that?“My involvement was fully investigated by the board and they expressed their full confidence in me,” he says.Critics say that lower level executives were brought to court, while directors at the top, like him, escaped charges.“There is not that much I can say on that because the OFT is reviewing the case,” he says.Ridgway, who is acknowledged in the industry as an excellent marketeer, has worked for Virgin since 1989, taking over as chief executive in 2001. He has a close relationship with owner Sir Richard Branson, which goes back to the 1980s, when Ridgway, a former boatbuilder, was the project manager overseeing the billionaire’s Virgin Challenger attempts to break the Atlantic-by-boat record. Detractors say it was this close relationship with Branson, who has a 51 per cent stake in the airline, that kept Ridgway his job.“My involvement was discussed as a board matter,” he says. “And it was handled collectively by this group.”In some respects, Ridgeway has had to deal more with the fallout of the case than the four men – three former BA executives and one current employee – who found themselves in the dock.For Martin George (former current commercial director), Iain Burns (former head of communications), Alan Burnett (who led sales in the UK and Ireland) and Andrew Crawley (the airline’s current sales and marketing director), the end of the case was a chance to rebuild their reputations after spending the last four years under investigation Walking away from Southwark Crown Court was a fresh start for them. For Virgin – and Ridgway – it simply opened up even more questions.The BA quartet was charged after Virgin blew the whistle on the alleged arrangement, and agreed to cooperate with the OFT in exchange for immunity from prosecution.However, the trial collapsed when 70,000 emails from Virgin’s database were recovered, some of which, defence lawyers argued, contradicted the OFT’s line of collusion between the two airlines.The OFT, which had spent around £1.6m bringing the case to court, knew it could not analyse all this new information while prosecuting a case at the same time and was forced to end the trial.A humiliated OFT said at the time it would be “reviewing the role played by Virgin Atlantic and its advisers in light of the airline’s obligations to provide the OFT with continuous and compete cooperation”.For its part BA, which had agreed to pay £121.5m to the OFT as part of a civil case over the matter, now says it will consider fighting this payment, further muddying the waters.The OFT will not comment on what stage its review has reached. But while Ridgway awaits its findings, he still has a company to run. And as always there is much to do in the airline business. Fewer industries feel the pain of a recession more keenly than this sector which relies on large amounts of discretionary business and consumer cash.Virgin swung to a full-year pre-tax operating loss of £132m last month, compared to a £60m profit in 2009. Sales also fell 8.6 per cent to £2.35bn.Ridgway, more comfortable now, says: “Last year was a pretty incredible year. But to a degree we saw some of this coming. From as far out as 2006 we slowed down the delivery of new aircraft. More recently we have shut down routes, and people have left. The business has shrunk by 20 per cent.”The 38-strong long-haul fleet employs 7,500 staff, 10 per cent fewer than a year ago. It has also cut back on the frequencies it flies to New York, Chicago, and Hong Kong, and it has cut its Mauritius route in favour of a new route to Accra, Ghana, which opened this year.But the airline says the first quarter of the current financial year was encouraging, with sales rising 10 per cent on a year ago. Ridgway says: “Passenger loads continue to improve and we are seeing yields recover. The summer is looking good. We will know by November how good our year will be.”The airline boss is also in talks with his pilots in a bid to avoid the first strike in the airline’s history over changes to the amount of days off it allows them. Virgin will also have to deal with BA, which despite its own ongoing dispute with its cabin crew, has finally secured European and US approval for a tie-up with American Airlines, as well as closing in on its merger with Iberia.Virgin has always fought these deals, which it says will give BA the power to set ticket prices for the overall transatlantic market.Ridgway says: “We fought this for 14 years and we feel it is iniquitous that it went through. The competition authorities should have made BA and American Airlines sell some of their Heathrow slots, rather than just leasing them to rivals. The playing field has been unfairly tilted.”Virgin and Aer Lingus are the only two major airlines that are not in one of the three large airlines alliances – Star Alliance, SkyTeam and Oneworld. Will the fragile state of the industry and a growing BA force it into one of these groups?“Virgin has always been independent,” says Ridgway. “We have a strong and distinctive place in the market that we have built up over the years. One day we might join an alliance, but we don’t currently need to. And if we do so it will be from a position of strength.” Monday 30 August 2010 8:45 pmlast_img read more

888 scraps dividend after World Cup hits poker

first_img Share 888 scraps dividend after World Cup hits poker John Dunne by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search AdsZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Ads Tuesday 31 August 2010 3:16 am More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comcenter_img whatsapp whatsapp Online gaming firm 888 scrapped its dividend, preserving cash to pay for acquisitions after the weak economy and World Cup sapped appetite for poker games and hit first half profit.“In order to continue investing for future growth, and to support potential acquisitions, the board has decided not to declare an interim dividend,” Chief Executive Gigi Levy said, adding that he saw “significant opportunities” for M&A activity.The company said that first half adjusted pretax profit fell 44 perc ent to $8.4m (£5.4m) from $14.9ma year earlier, saying the World Cup in June had exacerbated a broader, industry-wide decline in online poker playing.It also pointed to adverse currency movements and said the benefits of a cost cutting programme would only be felt during the second half of the year.“Trading in August has been significantly stronger than in July, with a double digit daily revenue increase especially in casino and poker,” 888 said in a statement. “Poker has seen an increase of more than 15 percent in revenue in August.” Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Bonus pots to be unveiled this week

first_img BANKERS at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley will this week discover how much they will earn in bonuses.JP Morgan has already announced it will pay a total of $9.7bn (£6.1bn) in staff bonuses – a four per cent increase on last year. Individual bankers will be told how much they will receive on Wednesday.Goldman is expected to unveil its bonus payments tomorrow and Morgan Stanley will hold meetings with bankers throughout the week.The total bonus pool expected in the UK is around £7bn.The government is not now expected to levy a further bonus tax after last year’s one. It is discussing how to get agreements with the retail banks in the UK to raise lending. Bonus pots to be unveiled this week whatsapp KCS-content Share whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Sunday 16 January 2011 10:55 pm 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Thai exports market picks up

first_img KCS-content whatsapp 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap Tags: NULL Thailand’s exports grew 18.8 per cent last month, compared to the previous year, according to data revealed yesterday. The rise was above the expectations of economists. The pick-up is in line with conditions in other parts of the region such as South Korea and Taiwan, said Rahul Bajoria of Barclays Capital. Tuesday 18 January 2011 7:59 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Share Thai exports market picks up last_img read more

Sky may lose out in Pub TV football case

first_img Tags: NULL Thursday 3 February 2011 8:06 pm More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org THE Premier League’s battle with a Portsmouth-based publican suffered a major setback yesterday. A senior advocate from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) threw her weight behind landlady Karen Murphy in a landmark case, paving the way for a decision that could change the landscape of sports distribution rights in Europe and cost Sky £70m a year.Football’s governing body had attempted to clamp down on Murphy after it discovered she was using a Greek TV decoder to screen matches in The Red, White and Blue pub.Murphy fought the case, arguing that restricting broadcast rights to a single territory contravened European trade laws. Yesterday the advocate general in Europe’s highest court gave her opinion that Murphy was within her rights to use the foreign decoder.Juliane Kokott’s position does not guarantee the ruling will go against the Premier League – but the advocate general’s opinion can be indicative of the court’s thinking.An ECJ judge will make a final ruling in several month’s time.If the ruling goes in Murphy’s favour, rights holders including the Premier League and movie studios would be forced to negotiate a single deal across Europe.Analysts estimate Sky could lose around £70m of the £200m it generates through pub licences for sport. Sky declined to comment yesterday.A Premier League spokesman said: “We would hope that when the ECJ comes to its judgement the current European law, framed to help promote, celebrate and develop the cultural differences within the EU, is upheld. Broadcasters’ clear preference is to acquire exclusive rights within their own territory only and to use those rights to create services which satisfy the cultural preferences of their viewers.” Graham Shear, legal partner with BLP, said: “There is still a long way to go, but the pub industry can consider itself ahead at half time. If they do rule in favour of Murphy, it will signal the end of the multi-million pound country-specific broadcasting deals that have made the English game so rich.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastAll Things Auto | Search AdsNew Cadillac’s Finally On SaleAll Things Auto | Search Ads Sharecenter_img whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Sky may lose out in Pub TV football case last_img read more

Premier Foods sells off can division to Princes

first_imgTuesday 8 February 2011 8:40 pm PREMIER Foods yesterday said that it sold its canned grocery division –?including the brands Crosse & Blackwell and Fray Bentos – to rival Princes.The £182m deal is aimed at cutting Premier’s debt and is the second disposal in less than a month after the company sold its Quorn business for £205m. Premier said it also sold the business because it wanted to concentrate primarily on branded products, such as Mr Kipling cakes and Bisto gravy.The company yesterday dismissed suggestions it had appointed advisers to help sell its Hovis business.Premier’s canned grocery division has two manufacturing sites in Lincolnshire and Cambridge, and employs 1,600 people.The deal cuts Premier’s debt to below £1bn from its peak of £1.7bn in 2008.The company will report results next week with analysts expecting annual earnings of around £300m. Premier chief executive Robert Schofield said: “Selling the (canned grocery operations) simplifies our operations and allows us to concentrate our efforts on our current portfolio of great British brands.”Meanwhile Princes said it was not planning any job cuts as result of the deal.RAYMOND DUIGNAN STAMFORD CAPITALSTAMFORD Partners specialises in the European food and drink and related consumer industries.It has offices in London and Amsterdam and founder Raymond Duignan was in charge of the Premier Foods deal. The company prides itself on the personal touch and close contacts in the industry.The Bristol University and Sorbonne educated executive set up the company in 1997. He previously worked for Citibank and before that NatWest Markets. He has worked on deals for the likes of Unilever and Pepsico. KCS-content whatsapp Premier Foods sells off can division to Princes Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Sanofi agrees to buy Genzyme for £12.4bn

first_img whatsapp Sanofi agrees to buy Genzyme for £12.4bn by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSpicy TrendsGene Hackman Is Still Alive And This Is How He’s Living After RetirementSpicy TrendsAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTips and TricksA lemon, salt and pepper are all you need to solve these problemsTips and TricksHeywise98% Of Adults Fail This QuizHeywiseAll Around MoneyThis Was Found Hiding In An Oil Painting – Take A Closer LookAll Around MoneyBetterBe25 Cooking Tricks That Will Change The Way You Cook!BetterBe Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 16 February 2011 3:22 am Share Read This Next’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap4 ideal Zion Williamson trade scenarios from the New Orleans PelicansSportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapRick Leventhal to Exit Fox News Just as His Wife Kelly Leaves ‘RealThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’In the Heights’ Underwhelms at Box Office With $11.4 Million DebutThe WrapJason Whitlock, Former ESPN and Fox Sports Reporter, Resurfaces at BlazeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrapcenter_img Tags: NULL French pharmaceutical group Sanofi-Aventis has agreed to buy US biotech company Genzyme for $20.1bn (£12.4bn).The acquisition of Genzyme will give Sanofi access to the market in drugs for the treatment of rare diseases.Genzyme produces treatments for multiple sclerosis, cholesterol and rare genetic diseases.Sanofi chief executive Christopher Viehbacher said in a statement: “This transaction will create a meaningful new growth platform for Sanofi-Aventis while expanding our footprint in biotechnology.”Sanofi made a formal offer for Genzyme in August 2010 which Genzyme rejected, saying it did not take into account the company’s pipeline of potential medicines.Under the terms of the new deal, Genzyme shareholders will also be entitled to future payments based on sales of Genzyme’s products, including multiple-sclerosis drug Lemtrada. whatsapp John Dunne last_img read more

Consultation on high speed rail link is opened

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Sunday 27 February 2011 11:33 pm TRANSPORT secretary Philip Hammond will today launch a five month consultation on the HS2 high speed rail project that could link London and Birmingham.Ministers say the 250mph link, which will cost around £2bn a year for at least the next decade, will generate £2 for every £1 invested. It is hoped the link can provide benefits for Birmingham similar to those seen in Lyon and Lille, which were both boosted in the wake of high speed rail projects.Business leaders including CBI director-general John Cridland and Willie Walsh, the chief executive of British Airways owner IAG, have backed the scheme. Hammond is facing opposition from MPs within his own party, along with 13 local councils and residents.Opponents have timed a protest to coincide with Hammond’s defence of the project, in which they will light a chain of beacons along the proposed route of the link, highlighting beauty spots they say will be damaged.Protesters will also demonstrate audio recordings of the noise levels some houses may experience, although critics say the number of properties affected by particularly high levels could be as few as 10. KCS-content whatsapp Share Tags: NULL Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Consultation on high speed rail link is opened last_img read more

Pearson boss warns Apple

first_img Pearson boss warns Apple KCS-content Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald whatsapp Monday 28 February 2011 7:42 pmcenter_img Pearson chief executive Marjorie Scardino yesterday expressed her discomfort at the Libyan government being a major shareholder in the firm.She also hit out at Apple, warning Pearson could leave its platform if it refuses to share user data and demands a 30 per cent cut of subscription revenues.Scardino said she expected sales, margin and earnings growth in 2011, although trading conditions in some of its markets will remain tough.She expects Pearson’s school and college testing business to help it build on last year’s strong results.Pearson, which owns the world’s largest education technology and publishing business as well as the Financial Times and Penguin books, reported an 18 per cent rise in profits on eight per cent higher sales of £5.66bn.The US has cut school textbook spending but Scardino said this will be offset by growth in testing, where Pearson is making a big push into electronic formats.Pearson said The Financial Times, where sales rose 12 per cent, benefitted from a recovery in advertising. Sales at Penguin were up five per cent. Digital book revenue rose 182 per cent and accounted for six per cent of Penguin’s revenue worldwide. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wraplast_img read more