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  • Mysterious Black Circle Sighted in the Sky Over Leamington Spa
    Mysterious Black Circle Sighted in the Sky Over Leamington Spa Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Weather experts are baffled by the appearance of a black ring in the sky above Leamington Spa on Friday evening. Schoolgirl Georgina Heap was playing tennis with her mother Jo Heap when she saw the mysterious black ring in the sky near Warwick Castle. More »

  • Barclays to appoint new pay committee head - Sky News
    Barclays to appoint new pay committee head - Sky News Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    (Reuters) - Barclays Plc , under fire from shareholders for raising bonuses despite a fall in profit, will appoint Crawford Gillies to its board on Tuesday, Sky News reported, citing sources. Sky News said Gillies, who will join the bank as a non-executive director in the coming weeks, will take over chairmanship of the remuneration committee from John Sunderland later this year. A spokesman for Barclays declined to comment. The British bank angered some shareholders after raising its bonus payouts for staff by 10 percent last year, despite a one-third drop in profit, and pressure is building on Chief Executive Antony Jenkins to rein in pay at the bank. More »

  • How banks are helping SMEs and why the GAA signed a deal with SKY Sports
    How banks are helping SMEs and why the GAA signed a deal with SKY Sports Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked… More »

  • Wiggins vows to earn Team Sky Tour place
    Wiggins vows to earn Team Sky Tour place Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins vowed to earn his place on the Sky team to support defending champion Chris Froome in July after finishing ninth at Paris-Roubaix. More »

  • Red Sky by Caledoniafan
    Red Sky by Caledoniafan Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    After a stressful day I decided to visit my favourite sunset place. It was worth the way! A happy and good weekend to everyone. More »

  • Britain's ABI to merge its investment unit with IMA -Sky News Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    (Reuters) - The investment affairs division of the Association of British Insurers, a British trade body, is to merge with the Investment Management Association, to create a focal point for asset managers, Sky News reported. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the Investment Management Association (IMA) were unavailable for a comment. The Sky reported that the ABI will continue to represent companies on issues affecting the insurance industry, but its Institutional Voting Information Service, which provides advice to fund managers on how to exercise votes at company meetings, will transfer to the newly merged body. ABI's director of investment affairs Robert Hingley is expected to move across to help oversee the transition in a consultancy role before leaving, Sky News reported. More »

  • European Rugby Champions Cup is born as Sky and BT reach TV rights agreemen …
    European Rugby Champions Cup is born as Sky and BT reach TV rights agreemen … Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    The Heineken Cup is no more as a new 20-team competition will take its place from next season on. More »

  • Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night …
    Column: Look up! The Red Planet is continuing to shine brightly in the night … Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    With Mars currently in opposition, and shining with an orange tinge, Conor Farrell explores our fascination with the Red Planet. More »

  • BT hires new TV boss from Sky Italia Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    BT has hired a former BSkyB executive to lead its expanding television and sport business, an area where the two companies are battling for British customers. Delia Bushell, currently chief commercial officer at Italian pay TV company Sky Italia, will join the company in July as Managing Director of BT TV and Sport, BT said on Monday. She replaces Marc Watson who is stepping down after seven years and helped to lead BT's expansion into sports rights, challenging BSkyB's long dominance of the sector. Bushell, 41, was BSkyB's director of broadband and telephony for five years from 2006. More »

  • Damien Kiberd: Be honest, GAA, the Sky deal IS about cash…
    Damien Kiberd: Be honest, GAA, the Sky deal IS about cash… Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    …but this might not be a Bad Thing. More »

  • Lloyds to seek bonus awards for top 400 staff - Sky News
    Lloyds to seek bonus awards for top 400 staff - Sky News Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    (Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group will seek approval to boost the pay of up to 400 of its most senior staff, Sky News reported late Thursday. The news service said that the taxpayer-backed lender will say ahead of its annual general meeting that it wants flexibility in paying employees up to 200 percent of their salaries in bonus awards. From next year, bankers' bonuses in the 28-country EU can be no higher than fixed salary, or twice that amount if a bank's shareholders give their approval. The Bank of England said in March that it is scrutinising allowances awarded to top staff by banks in an effort to establish whether they are a covert way of avoiding a new European Union cap on bonuses. More »

  • Sky Sports to screen Gaelic games
    Sky Sports to screen Gaelic games Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Broadcaster Sky Sports has secured rights for the first time to take Ireland's national Gaelic games to an international audience. More »

  • Sky Sports set to broadcast GAA championship games this summer as TV deal a …
    Sky Sports set to broadcast GAA championship games this summer as TV deal a … Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    The GAA have announced the new package to cover the period 2014-2017. More »

  • FCA to announce increase in 2014-15 budget - Sky News
    FCA to announce increase in 2014-15 budget - Sky News Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    The Financial Conduct Authority will set out plans on Monday for an increase in its annual funding requirement for 2014-15, Sky News reported late Sunday. The FCA's 2014-15 budget does not take into account the cost of regulating thousands of consumer credit providers, which will transfer to the auspices of the regulator for the first time this week, Sky said. The news service reported without citing sources that the fees will be frozen for thousands of the smallest firms regulated by the FCA, with the minimum charge remaining at 1,000 pounds. Earlier in the day, the Sunday Times reported that Martin Wheatley, chief executive of the FCA, is facing calls for his resignation after a gaffe that wiped billions of pounds from the value of insurance companies. More »

  • Sky's the limit for protesting Manchester United fans
    Sky's the limit for protesting Manchester United fans Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    Unhappy Manchester United fans will hope manager David Moyes keeps his head up against Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday so he can see the banner they plan to fly overhead calling for his dismissal. The words refer to another banner displayed inside Old Trafford since the manager arrived at the start of the season proclaiming Moyes to be 'The Chosen One' as Alex Ferguson's selected successor. "He was the 'Chosen One' and we had Sir Alex Ferguson on the pitch at Old Trafford telling the fans to get behind him. "We now have a ridiculous situation where stewards are guarding it." United, champions last season before Ferguson retired, are now seventh in the table and look unlikely to qualify for Europe unless they cause a major upset and win the Champions League. More »

  • Facebook wants to beam the Internet from the sky
    Facebook wants to beam the Internet from the sky Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    Facebook's creator Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, on February 24, 2014 More »

  • Formula One investors to share a $332 million dividend - Sky
    Formula One investors to share a $332 million dividend - Sky Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    (Reuters) - The board of Formula One parent Delta Topco agreed this week to issue a $332 million (199 million pounds) dividend for last year, British broadcaster Sky News reported on its website, citing sources. Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners , the largest shareholder in Formula One, will be the biggest recipient and take away nearly 80 million pounds of the payout, Sky said. More »

  • Moon, Venus and Mercury to Appear in Night Sky on 28 March: How to See Celestial …
    Moon, Venus and Mercury to Appear in Night Sky on 28 March: How to See Celestial … Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    On the morning of 28 March, the moon, Venus and Mercury will appear in the night sky at the same time. The conjunction of Venus and Mercury will see the two planets appear above and below the moon respectively. According to Earthsky.org, the moon and Venus will appear over the eastern horizon, while Mercury should appear below the crescent moon, although the latter will be more easily seen from the Southern Hemisphere and tropical latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. "Mercury, though nowhere as brilliant as Venus, still shines as brilliantly as the sky's brightest stars. More »

  • Crimean Night Sky Lit by Fireworks to Mark Russia Union
    Crimean Night Sky Lit by Fireworks to Mark Russia Union Sat, Mar 22, 2014

    Crimea's night sky was illuminated by fireworks as thousands of people celebrated the breakaway Ukraine province's formal union with Russia.  Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered festivities in Moscow and Simferopol after the upper house of Russian parliament ratified a treaty of Crimea's accession. Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov addressed cheering crowds in Simferopol saying the creation of the new Crimea was "fair and we deserved it." I would like to thank Russian President Vladimir Putin and all Russians who stood by our side backing us up morally and physically when we needed that." More »

  • Tones of the sky by Antonio Chac
    Tones of the sky by Antonio Chac Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    Afternoon in December in Marbella, Spain. Tones of the sky and the place are the most important for me in this picture. More »

  • High(lining) in the sky: Thrillseekers take on 'highest altitude highline attempt …
    High(lining) in the sky: Thrillseekers take on 'highest altitude highline attempt … Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    Pictured against the beautiful back drop of the Ogwen Valley, Wales, these daredevils balanced over the edge of a 250ft drop More »

  • UK Treasury to name Anthony Habgood chairman of Bank of England's board …
    UK Treasury to name Anthony Habgood chairman of Bank of England's board … Tue, Mar 18, 2014

    (Reuters) - Britain's Treasury plans to name Anthony Habgood chairman of the Bank of England's board, its governing body, on Tuesday, Sky News reported on its website. The broadcaster, without citing sources, said the Treasury would appoint Habgood to the position on Tuesday morning and replace David Lees, who has chaired the bank's board since 2009. However, he was on the board of National Westminster Bank prior to its takeover by Royal Bank of Scotland in 2000. More »