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  • GAA chiefs ignore Clare plea to sever ties with Sky Sports
    GAA chiefs ignore Clare plea to sever ties with Sky Sports Mon, May 25, 2015

    Banner County had called for an end to links with broadcasting giants. More »

  • ‘Ireland has an opportunity to send a message to the world’ – Donal Óg on Sky …
  • ‘It’s something I was always drawn to’: Why Shefflin chose The Sunday Game over …
    ‘It’s something I was always drawn to’: Why Shefflin chose The Sunday Game over … Thu, May 21, 2015

    Shefflin will be in Semple Stadium when Limerick take on Clare this weekend. More »

  • A girl’s Sweet Sixteen party was ruined by poo falling from the sky
  • Brait to buy fashion retailer New Look for $3 billion - Sky News
    Brait to buy fashion retailer New Look for $3 billion - Sky News Fri, May 15, 2015

    (Reuters) - South African investment house Brait SE will on Friday announce a deal to buy British fashion retailer New Look for about 1.9 billion pounds ($3 billion), Sky News reported late on Thursday. New Look, which also received a joint offer from Chinese buyout firm CDH and Clayton Dubilier & Rice, cancelled meetings scheduled for Friday with analysts ahead of a potential listing, Sky said. (http://bit. ... More »

  • For 10 points: What is the meaning of 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds …
    For 10 points: What is the meaning of 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds … Thu, May 14, 2015

    By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - Is the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" a rebellious anthem to wild drug-taking or a touching tribute to a child's imagination? The question, which has exercised Beatles fans since the song appeared in the seminal 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", could soon form part of an exam curriculum for British teenagers. Exam board AQA, which sets and marks papers for about half of all GCSE exams taken by British 16-year-old high-school pupils, plans to introduce three songs from Sgt. Pepper into the music curriculum from September 2016. "Pop music began in this country with The Beatles in the swinging sixties, so what better band to look to for the study of contemporary music than the Fab Four," said Seb Ross, head of AQA's music department. More »

  • Worldpay hires Lazard for likely floatation - Sky News Wed, May 13, 2015

    (Reuters) - Payment processing company Worldpay has hired investment bank Lazard as an adviser to prepare for a floatation in London, Sky News reported on Tuesday. The Listing could value the London-based company at as much as 6 billion pounds ($9.40 billion), Sky News said. A Worldpay spokesman confirmed the company is in conversations with Lazard but declined further comment. A floatation is the likeliest route for Worldpay which was bought by Advent International and Bain Capital from Royal Bank of Scotland for about 2 billion pounds ($3.13 billion)in 2010, Sky said on their website. ... More »

  • CEO Keating to quit Barclaycard - Sky News
    CEO Keating to quit Barclaycard - Sky News Tue, May 12, 2015

    (Reuters) - Chief Executive Officer Valerie Keating of Barclays Plc's credit card arm, Barclaycard, is stepping down to seek a new professional challenge, Sky News reported on Monday. The departure of Keating from the position she has held for six years is expected to be announced on Tuesday, Sky News said. Keating is likely to remain in her role for some time to ensure an orderly handover, Sky said on their website. Barclays could not be reached for a comment outside regular business hours. (Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru. Editing by Andre Grenon) More »

  • Sky News Wins BAFTA Award For Ebola Coverage
    Sky News Wins BAFTA Award For Ebola Coverage Mon, May 11, 2015

    Sky News has won a BAFTA award for its coverage of the Ebola crisis in west Africa. Special Correspondent Alex Crawford and her crew reported from Liberia in July 2014 where they were with recovery teams collecting the bodies of Ebola victims. Sky won the award for best news coverage at the ceremony at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London. More »

  • Sky Man's Memories Of 'Hideous' Bradford Fire
    Sky Man's Memories Of 'Hideous' Bradford Fire Mon, May 11, 2015

    The 30th anniversary of the Bradford fire continues to stir up memories for those, like me, who witnessed a tragedy almost without precedent. I had just turned 17 and was an occasional visitor to Valley Parade. In the grandstand - where I was - the young, the old and the infirm jostled for space. More »

  • Sky Sources: Miliband To Resign As Leader
    Sky Sources: Miliband To Resign As Leader Fri, May 8, 2015

    Sky sources say Labour leader Ed Miliband will resign after his party's disastrous night at the polls. One Labour source told Sky News he "won't make lunchtime" after the Tories won a majority, while Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk confirmed that Mr Miliband is due to resign. However he said he has an open mind over who should be next Labour leader. More »

  • Ex-British trade minister Davies joins Russia's LetterOne - Sky News
    Ex-British trade minister Davies joins Russia's LetterOne - Sky News Thu, May 7, 2015

    (Reuters) - Mervyn Davies, Britain's former trade minister, will be named deputy chairman of Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman's LetterOne Group on Friday, Sky News reported on Thursday, citing a source. Davies, a former chairman and chief executive of Standard Chartered Plc , will be charged with establishing "blue-chip corporate governance standards" at LetterOne, Sky quoted a person close to the firm as saying, without identifying them. LetterOne is trying to sell its North Sea oil and gas fields, bowing to British threats to revoke the assets' licences unless the Russian tycoon relinquishes ownership. Britain's stance has been driven by concerns about the impact of any future potential sanctions on Russia or LetterOne's owners might have on the operation of the North Sea. More »

  • Why Sky Sports were inspired by Game Of Thrones in their GAA coverage
    Why Sky Sports were inspired by Game Of Thrones in their GAA coverage Wed, May 6, 2015

    It’s GAAme of Thrones for the summer. More »

  • Sky Pundit Rules Out MayPac Rematch
    Sky Pundit Rules Out MayPac Rematch Wed, May 6, 2015

    Manny Pacquiao should not have used his shoulder injury as an excuse for losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr in Las Vegas, according to Johnny Nelson. Pacquiao is facing possible disciplinary action from Nevada boxing officials for failing to disclose his injury before the fight, while two fans have filed a class-action lawsuit against him. Mayweather has also criticised his rival for making excuses following the fight, posting on Instagram: "19 years in the fight game and I've had one excuse: 'Don't have an excuse'. More »

  • Sky? Skype? EU court backs Murdoch over Microsoft in name battle
    Sky? Skype? EU court backs Murdoch over Microsoft in name battle Tue, May 5, 2015

    In a clash of corporate titans over naming rights in a fast-changing industry, Microsoft and its Skype phone service came out on the losing side of an EU court battle on Tuesday with Rupert Murdoch's television business Sky. Judges at the General Court of the European Union in Luxembourg upheld a complaint that the British broadcaster lodged a decade ago with the EU trademark authority in which it said the Skype name and logo risked being confused by consumers because they sounded and looked too similar to "Sky". U.S. tech giant Microsoft, which owns the Skype service, may appeal. More »

  • Porte To Lead Team Sky's Giro Challenge
    Porte To Lead Team Sky's Giro Challenge Tue, May 5, 2015

    Team Sky have confirmed Richie Porte will lead their bid for victory at this month's Giro d'Italia and have surrounded the Australian with a squad packed with climbing talent. The 30-year-old won Paris-Nice, the Volta a Catalunya and the Giro del Trentino in recent weeks, and is poised for a close battle with the likes of Alberto Contador and Rigoberto Uran for the pink jersey. The crux of the race could well be the 59.4km time trial on stage 14, but there are also six summit finishes and Team Sky have consequently called upon some of their strongest climbers to support Porte's challenge. Leopold Konig, who was seventh at last year's Tour de France, and Mikel Nieve are likely to be his chief domestiques, while up-and-coming Colombian Sebastian Henao and Belarusian duo Vasil Kiryienka and Kanstantsin Siutsou – all adept climbers – have also been selected. More »

  • Jim McGuinness & JJ Delaney announced as Sky Sports’ new GAA pundits
    Jim McGuinness & JJ Delaney announced as Sky Sports’ new GAA pundits Tue, May 5, 2015

    The former Donegal boss was announced today. More »

  • Wiggins happy again after leaving Sky
    Wiggins happy again after leaving Sky Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Olympic and world time-trial champion Bradley Wiggins said he was enjoying life again now that he's left Team Sky and is focusing on track racing. More »

  • Froome's Team Sky edges Romandie time trial
    Froome's Team Sky edges Romandie time trial Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    Chris Froome's hopes of a third straight win on the Tour de Romandie is off to a good start as his Team Sky won Tuesday's opening-stage team time trial by less than a second. More »

  • Here’s the Championship games which will be shown live on RTÉ and Sky Sports …
  • Sky approached Mediaset to buy pay-TV unit - sources
    Sky approached Mediaset to buy pay-TV unit - sources Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    By Elvira Pollina and Danilo Masoni MILAN (Reuters) - The Italian unit of Sky Plc approached Italian broadcaster Mediaset to buy its unprofitable pay-TV business Mediaset Premium but was rebuffed, according to two sources close to the matter. Mediaset Premium last year won exclusive rights to broadcast Champions League soccer matches in Italy for an estimated 700 million euros (500.78 million pounds), stretching its cost base but giving it a powerful commercial advantage over Sky Italia. A spokesman for Sky Italia declined to comment. Discussions over the possible sale of the pay-TV operation come at a time when the 78-year-old media tycoon Berlusconi is taking steps to reshape his business empire which also includes soccer club AC Milan. More »

  • Chile: Calbuco Volcano erupts belching ash and smoke into the sky
    Chile: Calbuco Volcano erupts belching ash and smoke into the sky Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Volcano Calbuco in southern Chile erupted for the first time since 1972 on 22 April, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometers into the sky. Chile's Onemi emergency office declared a red alert following the sudden eruption at around 6pm local time, which occurred about 1,000km south of capital city Santiago. More »