Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 21 December 2010 8:57 pm KCS-content whatsapp NEWS Corp was last night taking legal advice on whether to challenge Vince Cable’s decision to refer its bid for BSkyB to the media watchdog. Cable asked Ofcom to examine the deal on the grounds of public interest on 4 November – less than 24 hours after News Corp notified the European Commission of its intention to acquire BSkyB.Sources said the firm was “reviewing the situation” and “taking advice” from several parties, including its lawyers. A source close to News Corp said: “We’ve now gone down a line that has been initiated by someone who isn’t impartial. We can’t help but feel the whole process has been biased from the start.”News Corp insiders point out that Cable used the past tense when he told undercover reporters he was trying to scupper the deal. “I have blocked it using the powers that I have got and they are legal powers that I have got,” he said. The timing of Cable’s claims could not have been more ironic. They came just hours after the European Commission gave the green light to News Corp’s bid for BSkyB. Joaquin Almunia, the commissioner leading the investigation into the proposed takeover, said he was “confident” that it would not weaken competition in the UK.However, the EC was only examining the deal on relatively narrow competition grounds. Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt, who has been handed responsibility for overseeing the deal, must now decide whether the takeover would damage media plurality in the UK, a much trickier and politically sensitive question. Almunia said he was waving the deal through because News Corp and BSkyB were active in different UK markets and competed with one another only to a “limited extent”.News Corp owns News International, the UK’s largest publisher of national newspapers, and 39.1 per cent of BSkyB, the biggest broadcaster by revenue in the UK, with 10m subscribers. Last month News Corp offered 700p-a-share for the 60 per cent of BSkyB it does not already own. The offer was dismissed as too low by BSkyB, which said it would consider offers in the region of 800p-a-share. Both sides agreed to clear regulatory hurdles before negotiating over price. Ofcom, which is examining whether the deal would hurt media plurality in the UK, has already signalled that the case “raises potentially material public interest issues”. If News Corp and BSkyB fail to resolve those issues before a deadline of 31 December, Ofcom is likely to refer the matter to the Competition Commission (CC). BSkyB is already under investigation by the CC due to its dominant position in the premium TV movies market. In a bad sign for the satellite giant, Almunia said his probe had “revealed strong concerns over BSkyB’s exclusive deals for premium movies with all six Hollywood [studios]”. Share Tags: NULL whatsapp News Corp could bring legal action against Cable More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.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.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org
Constance La Gaiete Company Limited (CSE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Constance La Gaiete Company Limited (CSE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Constance La Gaiete Company Limited (CSE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Constance La Gaiete Company Limited (CSE.mu) 2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileConstance La Gaiete Company Limited is headquartered in Port Louis and is involved in the farming and production of sugarcane. Constance La Gaiete Company Limited’s activities in the agro industry include the production of food crops, fruits (principally pineapples), and livestock (mainly broiler chicken). The company is also involved in real estate projects. Constance La Gaiete Company Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) 2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileConstance Hotels Services Limited is a Mauritian company engaged in the management and ownership of hotels and resorts that include Ultimate hotels and Unique resorts in the Indian Ocean. The Ultimate hotels collection includes Constance Le Prince Maurice- Mauritius, Constance Lemuria- Seychelles and Constance Halaveli- Maldives whilst the company’s Unique resorts collection includes Constance Belle Mare Plage- Mauritius, Constance Ephelia- Seychelles, Constance Moofushi- Maldives and Constance Tsarabanjina- Madagascar. Constance Hotels Services Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fan Milk Limited (FML.gh) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFan Milk Limited manufactures and markets dairy products and fruit drinks in Ghana. The company produces a range of frozen strawberry yoghurts, chocolates, ice cream, snacks, ice lollies and citrus drinks under the following brand names; FanYogo, FanChoco, FanIce, FanDango and FanPop. Fan Milk Limited manages a network of independent distributors and agents. Formerly known as Ghana Milk Company Limited, the company changed its name to Fan Milk Limited in 1962. The company is a subsidiary of Fan Milk International A/S with headquarters in Acca, Ghana. Fan Milk Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) 2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileStanbic IBTC Plc is a financial services company in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, corporate, investment and wealth management sectors. The Personal and Corporate Banking division provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts to residential accommodation loans, vehicle and equipment finance and instalment finance. The Corporate and Investment Banking division offers products and services for foreign exchange, fixed income and equity trading as well as transactional banking, corporate and property lending and custodial and trade finance services. The Wealth Management division provides services for investment management, pension management, portfolio management, unit trust/fund management and trusteeship services. Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc undertakes venture capital projects and private equity investments; acts as an executor and trustee of wills and trusts; and provides agency, insurance brokerage and stockbroking services. Founded in 1989, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Stanbic IBTC Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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WSPA (the World Society for the Protection of Animals) has developed a new approach to emergency direct response TV (DRTV) appeals by create a template advert. This uses stock footage and can be adapted easily to any new natural or man-made emergencies, with a scrolling news ticker beneath giving the details of the current emergency.Eighty per cent of the advert has already been created using existing footage showing the work that WSPA has done to help animals in past disasters, such as 2005’s Pakistan earthquake. But it can be adapted for each fresh emergency through a CNN-style rolling news strip running across the bottom of the screen that explains how WSPA is tackling the current crisis.The 60-second advert has been created by Derek Humphries of THINK Consulting Solutions in partnership with Peter Muffett and Steve Walker of The DTV Group. It will be aired as necessary in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands, at the same time as other pre-prepared emergency materials. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis WSPA develops template DRTV advert for emergency appeals Howard Lake | 24 January 2007 | News Tagged with: Digital 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. Humphries explained the need for a template-based TV appeal. “One of the problems with emergency DRTV appeals”, he said, “is that the advert – like every other ad shown in this country – has to be cleared with the Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre [BACC] and this takes time.“But because we are using stock footage, this can be cleared in advance with the BACC. All that we then need to get approval for is the text for the rolling news bar, which is a much simpler matter.”Amanda Seller, director of fundraising at WSPA, said: “This emergency advert will allow us to tell the story of the less well-known plight of animals affected; all too often, they are the forgotten victims of disasters.”WSPA helped with a large number of emergencies during 2006, including flooding along the Danube, the Java earthquake, and flooding in western India. As well as the emergency ad, THINK and the DTV Group have produced a new short-form, 60-second DRTV appeal advert for WSPA, which begins running in January 2007.The ‘Eye-to-Eye’ advert takes as its premise that the eye is a window to the soul and asks viewers to look into the eye of an animal and understand its pain and suffering. The Eye-to-Eye advert will initially be broadcast only in the UK, but it might be extended to Germany, the Netherlands and the USA.
Advertisement Tagged with: corporate Finance About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Workplace Giving UK has become the latest company in the beleaguered Fundraising Initiatives Group to cease operations.The payroll giving company made all 25 staff redundant on 4th December, paying them up until the end of November, and has since been placed into liquidation by David Rubin & Partners.The management team had previously tried to sell the company, listing it with Lambert Smith Hampton.Workplace Giving UK managing director Peter O’Hara, who founded the company in 2004, attributed its collapse to financial issues within the group that had placed debts upon the business.Speaking to UK Fundraising, O’Hara said:“I’d like to thank my team who have been incredibly strong and carried on until the end to make sure everything was tied up. I’d also like to thank all the charities and employers we’ve worked with over the past 11 years, and to assure people that their donations will continue to reach their destination.”Workplace Giving UK is the fourth company in the Fundraising Initiatives Group to close its doors this year. Telephone agency R Fundraising went into administration in July, while last month face-to-face fundraising agencies Person to Person Direct and Fundraising Initiatives were also placed into administration. Melanie May | 21 December 2015 | News 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Workplace Giving UK ceases trading