Rupert Murdoch has asked the Government to lift legal restrictions barring the merger of The Times and The Sunday Times, as News Corp seeks to cut costs in its newspaper empire. It is understood that News UK, the Murdoch subsidiary that publishes the titles, has written to Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright to ask for freedom to shares editorial resources across the titles. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is expected to issue an invitation to comment on the application on Friday. Mr Wright has control of the decision in a quasi-judicial role. Mr Murdoch is barred from merging the Times titles by undertakings he gave the Thatcher government as part of his takeover of The... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free … [Read more...] about Murdoch seeks to merge the Times and Sunday Times
On Saturday, Julián Castro announced he wants Donald Trump’s job. Back in 2002, he wanted Trump’s business. As a San Antonio City Council member in his late 20s, Castro voted to give $600,000 in taxpayer subsidies to land Trump’s Miss USA beauty pageant — a move that delighted the business mogul at the time and would undoubtedly do so again if Castro gains traction in the Democratic presidential primary. Story Continued Below “I had many people who wanted [the pageant], and San Antonio did a great job taking it away from other cities," Trump told the San Antonio Express-News at the time, adding later: “I usually end up investing wherever I go. You got to do something with the money, right?” Mayor Ed Garza, who met with Trump personally and worked hard to land the event, argued it was a “sound investment for the media exposure.” But Castro would soon wonder if he made a mistake in voting to fork over serious taxpayer cash for … [Read more...] about The time Julián Castro did business with Trump — and quickly regretted it
Riding the momentum of a historic run to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Philippine football must like its chances nowadays winning the hearts and minds of fans indifferent to the most popular sport on the planet. The local game is light years away from attracting support compared with basketball, but Sven-Goran Eriksson knows these past few months is a perfect jump-off point to kick football’s national profile up a notch. “It is not a football country but the generation of players they have are good and had their football education in Europe: England, Spain and Germany,” the Philippines men’s team coach said in an interview with The Guardian posted on its website Tuesday. “If things can change a little bit to make football more popular in the country, then now is the time.” Used to the fervent patronage for the sport in Europe and the never-ending scrutiny that went with jobs managing in the international and club levels, Eriksson arrived to jarringly … [Read more...] about ‘Now is the time’ to make football more popular in Philippines, says coach Sven
By Bill Disbrow Published 10:01 am PST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Empty seats, like those seen during this 2017, 49ers-Panthers game are a frequent sight at 49ers games, creating a difficult situation for people who though they were making a season ticket investment that would increase in value over time. less Empty seats, like those seen during this 2017, 49ers-Panthers game are a frequent sight at 49ers games, creating a difficult situation for people who though they were making a season ticket investment that ... more Photo: Michael Zagaris/Getty Images Photo: Michael Zagaris/Getty Images Image 1 of / 42 Caption Close Image 1 of 42 Empty seats, like those seen during this 2017, 49ers-Panthers game are a frequent sight at 49ers games, creating a difficult situation for … [Read more...] about Looking to save $76,000 on your 49ers tickets? Now’s the time to buy.
Mariana Alfaro, provided by Published 10:12 am CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Patrick Semansky/AP Following President Donald Trump's prime-time address, Bernie Sanders on Tuesday said the biggest threat facing the US was climate change, not immigration. The Vermont senator also said Trump should focus on providing healthcare and addressing college debt or poverty. "The scientific community has made it very clear in telling us that climate change is real and is causing devastating harm to our country and the entire planet," Sanders said in his rebuttal. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont issued a fiery rebuttal to President Donald Trump's prime-time address Tuesday night: Climate change is a bigger threat to the US than what Sanders called the "artificial" immigration crisis Trump was talking about. "The scientific community has made it very clear in telling us that climate change is real and is causing devastating harm to our country and the entire planet," Sanders said. … [Read more...] about ‘President Trump lies all of the time’: Bernie Sanders issues fiery response to Trump’s Oval Office address