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TalkTalk Pledges To Pass On Price Cuts To Customers In BT's Broadband

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 19 / 14

TalkTalk "has pledged to cut the price of fibre broadband for customers should regulatory proposals over access to BT’s network force the former telecoms incumbent to lower the wholesale cost," according to Daniel Thomas of the FINANCIAL TIMES. TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding said that "prices for f...

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ManU is "reviewing whether to have a women's football team." ManU "discarded their last" women's team in '05. While many elite Premier League clubs such as Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City, and Liverpool -- which won the Super League title on Sunday -- "all have sides," ManU "offer coaching to females up ...

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09/30/13
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Against "a backdrop of nationwide demonstrations over the rising cost of living, corruption and expenditure on next year's World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics," marketing agency Pluri Consultants reported that "tickets in Brazil are the most expensive of the world's major leagues, when local wage le ...

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09/30/13
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Qatar has joined forces with the U.S. "to develop new food and water security solutions off the back of the technology and infrastructure developed for the 2022 World Cup," according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee (Q22) and the Qatar National Food Securi ...

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09/30/13
UN Says Qatar Failing On Forced Labor

The United Nations Int'l Labour Organisation has warned "Qatar is failing to fully implement an international convention banning the use of forced labour ahead of the 2022 football World Cup," according to Booth & Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. ILO senior labour migration adviser in the Ara ...

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09/30/13
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FIFA said that Ukraine and Peru "will play their next home qualifying matches" for the 2014 World Cup without spectators. FIFA said in a statement, "The bans were imposed over the actions of supporters during earlier qualifying matches" ( BLOOMBERG, 9/27 ). ... Real Madrid player Isco will have to ...

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09/27/13
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