United Kingdom : Pearson Appoints Kate James As Chief Corporate Affairs Officer [tendersinfo (india)]

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Existing clients will still get to access the facility, which will be provided on a 30 day moving agreement foundation. But if the client leaves, they will not be able to replenish. National High speed internet uses the Openreach system and offers a primary support with a 40GB per month cap (9.99/month) along with an endless option (15.99/month). The modification was done at the beginning of Oct. As of June 30, 2013, Virgin Media had 168,000 Nationwide High speed internet clients. From the 1st of October we re no longer selling National Broadband to new or existing customers who move to an area outside our cable network. As a company, we ve decided to focus on developing services on our next generation cable network, said Mark Wilkin from Virgin Media Support. As the fastest broadband company for the majority of the UK, Virgin Media customers expect incredible speeds. Unfortunately the ADSL technology, which is still used by three quarters of British consumers and supports our National service, cannot provide comparable connectivity to our own cable network. We will continue to serve our existing National customers but we ve chosen to stop selling it to new customers, Gareth Mead, a Virgin Media spokesperson confirmed. Virgin Media s cable network is at present provided to approximately 55 % of the UK.

United Kingdom : VIRGIN MEDIA S ADSL National Broadband service available only to existing customers [TendersInfo (India)]

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Kate joins Pearson from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As Chief Communications Officer since 2010, she has led the Foundation s global efforts to raise awareness and build engagement around global poverty, health and US education issues. Kate James has previously held senior leadership roles at Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank and GlaxoSmithKline in the areas of communications, international government relations, strategy and sustainability. She is also a board member for Vital Voices Global Partnership. John Fallon, chief executive, said: Kate is an accomplished corporate affairs leader with a strong track record operating at the highest levels of global public companies and development organisations. She has a unique background and set of skills to lead our communications agenda as we set out to build our reputation for a significant and measurable impact on global education. Kate succeeds Luke Swanson, Pearson s Director of Communications since 2003, who is currently leading Pearson s programme to reorganise its businesses around its global education strategy. She will divide her time between London and New York and will join Pearson in January 2014. (c) 2013 Euclid Infotech Pvt. Ltd. Provided by Syndigate.info an Albawaba.com company

Gap Between United States & United Kingdom Remains Wide for Crowdfunding

October 11, 2013 Organic Doctor, a naturally inspired skin care range in the U.K., is now available exclusively at Vitamin World stores across America marking the first time that the retailer has carried a line of personal care items. October 10, 2013 A coalition of organizations that includes major retail pharmacy and drug manufacturing groups is warning consumers against purchasing drug from foreign, online outlets. October 8, 2013 Consumers in the United States are more likely than those in three other countries to say they prefer to receive generic drugs over branded drugs, according to a new study. October 3, 2013 GNC Holdings on Wednesday announced it has acquired A1 Sports Limited (d.b.a. Discount Supplements), a multi-brand sports nutrition e-commerce retailer in the United Kingdom. September 10, 2013 European regulators have approved the European Union’s first biosimilar monoclonal antibody. The new product, made by U.S.-based Hospira, comes seven years after the approval of Europe’s first biosimilar. September 10, 2013 Private investment firm Yucaipa Cos., which was founded by billionaire Ron Burkle, has announced that it plans to acquire Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market from U.K.-based Tesco PLC. September 4, 2013 IRI acquires Aztec from Aegis Media IRI announced it has acquired Aztec, a provider of market measurement and related services for consumer packaged goods, liquor and pharmaceutical manufacturers and retailers in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Aztec was acquired from Aegis Media. August 19, 2013 Gigwalk, an on-demand mobile workforce, has announced the launch of its Android app in North America and the United Kingdom, making Gigwalk the first mobile-centric marketplace for temporary work to have both an iPhone and Android app. August 14, 2013 The global prestige beauty market experienced mixed results in the first half of 2013 but the U.S.

Content about United Kingdom

Prior to this change investors in both countries could simply self-certify as either sophisticated (in the UK) or accredited (in the US). While both countries still allow for self-certifications, in the US the onus for verifying accreditation has now been placed squarely on the companies seeking funding leading many to require proof or risk a downstream backlash from investors who later turn out to be un-accredited and claim to have been sold / mislead on what they were getting into. For the time being, the UK has a slightly more relaxed approach to handling the certification and to where the blame is put down the line if itturns out the investor is not actually sophisticated. Speaking about regulation is not the main point of this missive. Even if regulations were identical (which they will eventually approach) there are a number of initiatives taking place in the UK which keep the UK on the cutting edge of equity crowdfunding and will ensure that the proportion of the population involved in equity crowdfunding will remain higher than that of the US. I use proportion here as the size of the US Market is roughly 5x the UK market which would make comparing on absolutes a bit lopsided. With that in mind, here are a the top 3 reasons the UK will continue to lead: Government tax incentives for investing in start-ups: While the US has flirted with tax incentives in the form of reduced capital gains tax on early stage venture investments and even reduced capital gains on these investments to Zero for a short period of time as a part of the Small Business Jobs act of 2010, the UK governements Enterprise investment Scheme (EIS) and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme offer not only Capital Gains Reductions but also tax liability reductions and loss relief in the event that the start-up fails. For investors who dont owe capital gains, the SEIS relief can cover over 70% of the investment meaning investors are only at risk for 30% of what they put up. Fewer Angel Investors: The UK Business Angel Association sticks Angel Investment in the UK at roughly 850 Million per annum. In the US the figure has surpassed the $20 Billion mark and is continuing to grow. Where most would look at this as a negative, for crowdfunding this is actually a positive as there is a large unfilled need for seed capital which can be filled by the crowd. History: Now this point is contentious but worth mentioning.