Series 5 Chromebook of Samsung will be introduced in the United Kingdom the following day thus allowing the future users of the device to enjoy the use of Google’s Chrome Operating system for the maiden time. The OS will be available in two versions. One is supported by Wi-Fi only and the other will be equipped with 3G. The price of the two is said to be around £349 for the one supported by Wi-Fi while the one with 3G facility will cost around £399.
In the recent times the British officials have launched a new strategy which is designed to promote decentralized energy and microgeneration. This is a small-scale renewables which is specially made for homeowners and communities across the UK.
The new strategy was developed which the support of the industry representatives, consumer groups and other stakeholders.
Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has said that he wants to have a new reformation in the energy generation at a local level which will give a genuine power to all the people.
Information has been leaked about the fact that this September, Sony will be launching two tablet computers in Britain. The S1 and S2 are the two tablet computers that Sony has announced. But release dates of the same are not yet announced.
However, reports in the gadget blog, Engadget reveal that in a private note sent from Sony’s marketing group, the date of release of at least one of those tablets is supposed to be in late September and that too particularly in Britain.
The fiscal crisis in Britain in 2007 had begun due to the breakdown of the Northern Rock, the nationalized bank. Now it is expected that, in this year also it will remain as a loss making entity by slowing down in efforts to sell it. Though going back into the private sector is also on discussion but still the picture is not quite clear.
On Wednesday, an announcement was made by the lender that it had made a pre-tax loss of £223.5m in whole year. This loss was done by making a sale through a stock market flotation.
Nintendo hosted their Pokémon Premiere launch event on Thursday night, only a few hours before the launch of Pokémon Black / White’s UK. Also, in the wake of Game Freak in attendance for the entirety of the Pokémaniacs as well as One Direction performing for the shrieking fans of one other nature, Nintendo UK overtook 1 Leicester Square, London, for an extremely fun-filled party.
It has been informed that £50 million will be provided for the development of super-fast broadband services in the country. As per the latest announcement, the government has decided to provide additional £50 million to the local authorities across the United Kingdom.
The government is very much interested to roll out these super-fast broadband services in the country and this move will undoubtedly help the industry to grow. George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced this fact.
The deficit in the sentiments among various firms that get support from the consumer expenditure and also people who get gains from trade and investment has become broad in the last three months. This has been reported by a quarterly survey conducted by the CBI on Thursday.
The sentiment index of consumer services companies continued to be within the negative boundaries at -11 versus -22 in the month of November. In the meantime, both business as well as professional services companies' gave a stronger sentiment, having an increase to +10 this month right up from -4.
They have been following what is called a 'herd mentality', but the truth is that sheep are not as foolish and dumb as we thought they are. A study has shown that the animal which had been maligned till now and was considered to be dim-witted and completely selfish is as smart or may be better than many of its equals in biological classification.
The study was done by scientists at the Cambridge University and they found that when it comes to brainpower, the sheep are nothing less than their equals i. e. the rodents, monkeys and in some cases even the humans.
Some of the fortunate members of the international automotive press last month in January got the opportunity to have a test-drive of the all new MP4-12C supercar.
The Surrey, U. K.-based automobile producer decided to zero in on Algarve Motor Park situated in Portugal to offer to the members of the media an opportunity to see and assess the car for themselves.
In fact, Formula One driver Jenson Button even provided the journalists with a thrill by taking laps on the track at a driving rate of over 200 miles per hour.
The measure of the task that the ministers and the UK's exporters are being faced with has been underlined yesterday according to the latest trade figures.
According to the Office for National Statistics, the UK lack regarding the visible trade in goods had been at its broadest from the time the records started in the year 1980 and therefore, perhaps, it is the broadest in the history of United Kingdom as an industrialized country.
In spite of a 20 per cent decline in sterling since the year 2007, the UK imported goods worth £9.2bn more than its exports.
According to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), although production picks up small firms are battling intense cost pressures with hitting margins. This has come across as a red flag to keep the inflation rate at check, although the production figures are up than the previous quarter. The CBI SME Trends had conducted a poll and the results of which showed that small manufacturing companies witnessed a change in production in the three months to January.
House prices have fallen down 2.4% in the year 2010. This has been informed by Halifax this morning.
As per Halifax, this has been the biggest annual fall reported so far. There has been a severe slide in the housing market in last year and the trend is continuing for this year as well.
Though, it has been reported that there has been an increase of 0.8% in the lender report in the month of January in this year as compared to the preceding month but the situation in the real estate market is not so good.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Limited is expected to resume its share buyback programme on Thursday despite loss due to a massive legal charge in the fourth quarter. The investors who had urged GSK to adopt ‘giving cash back’ decision of other major drug companies would greatly welcome this move.
According to Thomson Reuters estimation the giant British drugmaker is believed to reveal its forecast to record a loss of around 6 pence a share in its 2010 results.
JJB Sports is a struggling sports equipment retailer who is looking for some investors and finally received the news of takeover by its competitor JD Sports Fashion. The company has also tapped investors for £31.5m fundraising.
JJB Sports has announced that its funds can fall short by the end of March, if the group's trading cash flow or cash management actions fall below forecast. Releasing this news causes worry among investors and staff members. JJB Sports has 250 retail stores with 6300 staff employed across these stores.
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- Wife needs more time to decide if she wants to go ahead with a pregnancy using her dead husbands’ frozen sperm
- Women in their 40s without children have increased in number to double
- GMC survey discovers trainee doctors get bullied
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