UK superfast broadband take-up lags

first_img whatsapp Share Wednesday 1 December 2010 7:21 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof THE UK has the worst take-up of superfast broadband of any major developed nation, new research by the communications watchdog has revealed.Just 0.2 per cent of people in the UK have access to broadband speeds of 30Mbits a second or higher. This compares to 34.4 per cent of people in Japan, 12 per cent in Sweden and 7.1 per cent in the US.Ofcom says it expects this to increase as BT rolls out its Infinity broadband package and Virgin continues to expand its cable offering. With ambitious rollout plans that include connecting rural areas to superfast networks, Ofcom estimates the UK will have the highest proliferation of speeds over 30Mbits a second in Europe by 2015.The UK also lags behind in super-fast mobile networks, with a maximum possible download speed of just 7.2Mbits a second – level with France but far behind Sweden with 100Mbits a second. Japan, Australia and Poland all have theoretical download speeds of 42Mbits a second.Ofcom also expects this to rise significantly over the next two years, with two major spectrum auctions coming up which will relieve pressure on mobile data networks. The most significant will be the auction of the 800MHz spectrum which is currently used for analogue TV but will be available after the digital switchover is complete.The study of communications trends also shows that the UK is cheaper than any major European nation or the US for mobile, broadband and TV.The UK leads Europe for internet purchases, with the average online spend per person reaching £1,031 – almost twice the next highest nations, France with £595 and Germany with £588.Ofcom believes this is down to the higher proliferation of credit cards in the UK, the early growth of Amazon here and the tradition of catalogue purchases. The share of online advertising is also higher in the UK than in any of the comparator countries, at 27 per cent. The US has 17 per cent and Japan has 15 per cent.IPTV has been slow to take off in the UK but this is expected to grow when BBC-backed venture YouView launches next year. whatsapp UK superfast broadband take-up lags center_img KCS-content Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndoReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndo Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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BarCap top of debt league in first-quarter

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Betfair partners BtoBet for Colombian launch

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Betfair partners BtoBet for Colombian launch Platform Topics: Tech & innovation Platform AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter During the first six months of 2020, BtoBet generated revenue of €3.1m, while EBITDA came to €1.2m. In 2019, it generated revenue of €4.4m and EBITDA of €1.5m. The deal is the latest for BtoBet in the Latin American nation and comes a month after it was acquired by Aspire Global in a deal worth an initial €20m (£18.3m/$23.6m). Regions: LATAM Colombia 7th October 2020 | By Aaron Noy Sportsbook technology provider BtoBet is to supply its player account management (PAM) solution and platform to Betfair ahead of its launch in Colombia. Commenting on the BtoBet partnership, Mike Woodbridge, Betfair’s international director, added: “We are excited about this planned partnership and the chance to offer a top-class betting experience to Colombian customers by combining BtoBet’s excellent Neuron 3 platform with Betfair’s industry leading trading and risk management capabilities.” BtoBet, which has signed a number of agreements in Colombia since the market opened up in 2017, said the Betfair deal includes scope to expand the partnership into other regulated markets in the future. BtoBet’s strong presence in Latin America was one of the key reasons Aspire chose to acquire the supplier, it said following the deal’s announcement. BtoBet has partnered with 32 operators between Europe, Africa and Latin America, with a particular focus on the latter two regions. In announcing the acquisition, Aspire said this made it a perfect fit with Aspire, which has a stronger presence in Europe and North America. “We are confident that we will become key players in the market by combining Betfair’s strong brand and extensive industry knowledge with our flexible technology.” Regulator Coljuegos has issued 18 online gaming licences since Colombia became the first jurisdiction in the Latin America region to formally approve online gambling back in October 2016. “As one of the world’s largest international online sports betting brands, Betfair will become one of the first B2B partners to leverage BtoBet’s position in the market since its acquisition by Aspire Global,” BtoBet founder Alessandro Fried said.  Email Addresslast_img read more

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Church charity seeks Fundraising Director

Howard Lake | 7 December 1998 | News  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Fundraising Director, £50-55,000+ Car + Benefits, Central London Charity People are recruiting on behalf of a major church based Charity for an experienced sales or fundraising professional to head up its national fundraising and appeals programme. You will lead a large national team of fundraisers managing community fundraising, Direct Mail, corporate and trusts fundraising and a large shops programme. Church charity seeks Fundraising Director AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement read more

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Comic Relief launches viral competition for agencies

first_imgComic Relief launches viral competition for agencies  18 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital The winner will be announced after Red Nose Day in 14 March. Comic Relief is running a competition for digital agencies to produce an online viral marketing campaign for the charity’s upcoming Red Nose Day campaign. The shortlisted campaigns will be voted on online by Comic Relief supporters.Agencies have to pitch their ideas in storyboard format, but only have a week in which to do so. The shortlisted ideas will be picked on 6 February and will be put into production. These will get voted on online at rednoseday.com.Entries will be judged on how far they reflect the theme of ‘The Big Hair Do’ clarity of the ‘Get Involved’ message; creativity; and viral quality. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 31 January 2003 | Newslast_img read more

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Charity dormant funds held up because of no local NI government

first_img Tagged with: dormant accounts Funding Law / policy Northern Ireland Photo: Stormont by Diego Sideburns on Flickr.com Over £19 million available for charity in Northern Ireland from the Dormant Accounts fund will not be released until a new Executive is formed, according to the Department of Finance.“The policy for the New Opportunities Fund which will enable the utilisation of the Dormant Accounts funds is currently being developed,” a Department statement explained.It went on: “The release and use of these funds is a decision for the Northern Ireland Executive.”Talks will begin soon to re-establish an Executive in Northern Ireland. But there is little optimism that an agreement will be reached quickly.Dormant bank account initiativeThe dormant bank account initiative distributes money from accounts unused for 15 years. Since 2008, £360m has been recovered and spent, none of it in NI, according to BBC NI.The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said £10m was already available and a further £9.2m was earmarked for the next two years.In response to a Freedom of Information request from fundraising adviser Neil Irwin, the Department of Finance said: “The intention to develop a scheme for the use of dormant account funds in Northern Ireland has been announced on four separate occasions by the following ministers: Sammy Wilson, Simon Hamilton, Mervyn Storey and Máirtín Ó Muilleoir.”Mr Irwin told the BBC that it was “disgraceful” that the money was not being available to charities working in the education, health, disability and arts sectors. The urgency with which some charities need such funding could not be overstated.He said: “It is money the sector needs, organisations are having to close because of lack of funds.”The government is considering whether to extend the scheme to other classes of unclaimed financial assets, including shares, pensions, insurance policies and other investments which could bring the sum available in the UK to around £2 billion. Howard Lake | 9 January 2018 | News Charity dormant funds held up because of no local NI government  82 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  81 total views,  1 views today Advertisement 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

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New Co-op member coronavirus fund hopes to raise £30m from unspent rewards

first_imgNew Co-op member coronavirus fund hopes to raise £30m from unspent rewards 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. Tagged with: COVID-19 Membership Melanie May | 14 April 2020 | News  478 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Co-op is encouraging its members to donate their unused rewards to help those impacted by the coronavirus.Co-op has created the Co-op Members’ Coronavirus Fund so that its 4.6 million members can donate the unspent rewards, which total over £30m and will be channelled into foodbanks, a funeral hardship fund and front-line community causes.Its CEO, Steve Murrells, is also donating 20% of his own salary over a three-month period into the fund.Co-op members receive a 5% reward every time they buy an own-brand product or service, which is held in an online wallet which can be redeemed on future purchases. By visiting the Co-op’s website members will be able to donate the existing money in their wallet to the Co-op Members’ Coronavirus Fund.Steve Murrells said:“Millions of people are suffering financial hardship at the moment and so it felt right for me to offer to take this pay cut and directly support causes which are very important to me and close to my heart.“1% of what our members spend already goes to local causes and now if they wish they can donate their 5% personal rewards to help lessen the impact the emergency is having on millions of our fellow citizens.”This is the latest in a number of initiatives by the retailer to help those affected by the pandemic. Last week the Co-op announced it had pulled its Easter TV advertising campaign and donated the airtime – worth £2.5 million – to promoting the work of FareShare. In partnership with the charity, the Co-op created a TV commercial in tribute to the local heroes playing their part in feeding the nation during the coronavirus crisis. It encouraged customers to support food banks by either donating in-store or via a text to a dedicated number. Co-op has also pledged £1.5million of food to FareShare.The retailer has also launched Co-operate, an online community centre that connects vulnerable people under lockdown to local and national support initiatives, as well as volunteers who are willing to run virtual events such as exercise classes, music groups, or arts and crafts classes for others.In addition, it is currently stocking The Big Issue in stores while its vendors are unable to sell the magazine on the street.Matt Atkinson, Chief Membership Officer for The Co-op added: Advertisement Main image: Co-op. Used under Creative Commons – Attribution 2.1 Generic  477 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 “I know that many of our members want to support others at this very difficult time and our new fund makes it as simple as possible for them to contribute in their own way. The collective effort of our members could have a massive impact for thousands of lives in the weeks and months ahead.”last_img read more

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Economist’s Analysis Shows RFS Cutting Crude Oil, Gasoline Prices

first_img By Gary Truitt – Sep 23, 2013 SHARE Previous articleAg Economist Explains Potential Corn, Soybean Acreage ChangesNext articleNCGA Yield Contest Sets New Participation Record Gary Truitt He adds the lower stocks would almost certainly have pushed prices higher. In fact – Verleger says crude oil today might easily sell at prices as high as or higher than in 2008. He says preliminary econometric tests suggest the price at the end of August would have been 150-dollars per barrel. The full commentary from Verleger is available at www dot pkverlegerllc dot com (www.pkverlegerllc.com). Home Energy Economist’s Analysis Shows RFS Cutting Crude Oil, Gasoline Prices Facebook Twittercenter_img Economist’s Analysis Shows RFS Cutting Crude Oil, Gasoline Prices SHARE Facebook Twitter New analysis from energy economist Philip K. Verleger shows consumers are saving fifty-cents to a-dollar-fifty per gallon on gasoline because of increased ethanol production under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Verleger says the implication for world consumers is clear – the U.S. renewable fuels program has cut annual consumer expenditures in 2013 between 700-billion and 2.6-trillion dollars. According to Verleger’s commentary – the RFS has added the equivalent of Ecuador’s crude oil output to the world market at a time of extreme tightness. He says crude oil prices would be between 15 and 40 dollars per barrel higher without the substantial volumes of ethanol that have been added to petroleum inventories since enactment of the RFS. Verleger continues that commercial crude oil inventories at the end of August would have dropped to 5.2-million barrels – a level two-hundred-million barrels lower than at any time since 1990 – had Congress not raised the renewable fuels requirement.last_img read more

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Maple to Lead 2014 Indiana Corn Marketing Council

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Maple to Lead 2014 Indiana Corn Marketing Council Dennis Maple of Greentown was elected president of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) at its December board of directors meeting.Also elected were David Gottbrath of Pekin as vice president, Mike Beard of Frankfort as secretary and Gerald Gauck of Milan as treasurer.The ICMC is responsible for investing state corn checkoff funds in programs that strengthen the demand for corn and corn products. With its new three-year strategic plan, the ICMC board is focusing on five major areas, including ethanol, livestock, grain marketing, new uses and production issues.Maple stepped in to fill the president role after the passing of Gary Lamie in early 2013. He has served on the ICMC board since 2007.“As we move into the first year of a new strategic plan, I see tremendous opportunities for our corn checkoff organization to implement programs to enhance the value of the corn we raise in Indiana,” said Maple, who also serves on National Corn Growers Association’s Research and Business Development Action Team. “We are going to focus our efforts on areas where our checkoff investments can make the most difference to Indiana corn farmers.”For more information about Indiana Corn Marketing Council, visit www.incorn.org.(pictured from left are Gerald Gauck of Milan, treasurer; Dennis Maple of Greentown, president; David Gottbrath of Pekin, vice president; and Mike Beard of Frankfort, secretary)The Indiana Corn Marketing Council was established by the Indiana General Assembly to promote the interest of corn growers in the state and manage corn checkoff funds. The Council is composed of 17 voting producer directors and seven appointed industry, and government representatives. Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE By Andy Eubank – Dec 16, 2013 Previous articleCrude oil Drops under $97 per BarrelNext articleRFA Urges Quick Congressional Approval of Biofuel Tax Incentives Andy Eubank Maple to Lead 2014 Indiana Corn Marketing Councillast_img read more

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Newspaper editor gets hundreds of threats by phone and online

first_img Receive email alerts Under Chinese pressure, Nepal sanctions three journalists over Dalai Lama story News May 29, 2019 Find out more Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed to learn that Gopal Budhathoki, the editor of the weekly Sanghu and former vice-president of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists, has received more than 200 telephone and online messages in the past 10 days threatening him with deadly reprisals.“We call for the immediate deployment of all necessary police resources in order to quickly identify those responsible for these threats,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The scale of the harassment requires an appropriate response from the authorities, one that guarantees Budhathoki’s safety without delay.”The death threats follow the publication on 4 February of a profile of Ang Kaji Sherpa, the general secretary of the Nepalese Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN), a political organization that fights for equal rights for Nepalese citizens of all ethnic groups.Since 5 February, Budhathoki has received several hundred phone calls – many of them threatening and insulting – at all hours of day and night from around 250 different numbers in Nepal and abroad (mainly Hong Kong and Germany). Of these, a total of 156 came from the same number.He is also being harassed on his Facebook page (screen captures), where messages have been left threatening to hang him, burn him alive or bury him alive. Follow the news on Nepal RSF_en News February 15, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor gets hundreds of threats by phone and online News NepalAsia – Pacific News Screenshots of the threats received by Gopal Budhathoki on Facebook“I am on a constant state of alert,” he told Reporters Without Borders. “My family is more than terrified and is under constant tension.” He fears that he could be attacked during his daily commute from his home to his office by motorcycle.Dev Prakash Tripathi, the head of the Print Media National Network (of which Budhathoki is the treasurer), has filed a complaint with the police about the threats but no arrests have so far been made.A decade ago, when Maoist rebels and government forces were at war, Budhathoki was detained illegally several times by the authorities.Harassment of journalists is increasing steadily in Nepal. On 24 January, 22 journalists working for various media fled the western district of Dailekh after being threatened by members of the ruling Unified Communist Party of Nepal.Nepal is ranked 118th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. NepalAsia – Pacific Nepalese journalists threatened, attacked and censored over Covid-19 coverage June 8, 2020 Find out more Organisation Help by sharing this information Nepal: RSF’s recommendations to amend controversial Media Council Bill to go further May 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

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