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"About a third of Telewest's top 60 managers have been offered redundancy terms"
"The Telewest website also now shows it available in Essential Plus and above, which is different to what they had up last week."
Well, it seemed a good idea, but as it says later in the thread, what would be left in essential Plus if Sky One moved down? Not a lot. So no need for that pack.
"Executives expect the jobs to be shed gradually over the next 12-15 months"
The story's everywhere.
"A source familiar with the company said another 1,000 jobs could go by the end of next year, reducing the work force to about 8,000.
Asked about this, managing director Charles Burdick said: "There are no specific cuts planned. (But) through attrition, working smarter, focusing on costs ... we will have a smaller workforce next year."
Asked about this, managing director Charles Burdick said: "There are no specific cuts planned. (But) through attrition, working smarter, focusing on costs ... we will have a smaller workforce next year.""
"Over 26 million homes and businesses around the world now have high-speed DSL Internet connections, but Britain doesn't even make the top 20 countries.
Still BT's fault. They could have brought in broadband much earlier. But they decided to cream the dial up market while they could. Putting the UK plc below the quest for profits. Please dontt think of BT being British Telecom. They are the Big Thief!
"Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf monarchies are nervous about the threat posed by Saddam; they might be more nervous about the idea of Iraq as a beacon for Arab democracy. "
The same fear the British had in 1799 and the French revolution, and everywhere else with the Russian revolution. The House of Saud are fearful that they may be killed. They know that their reign is oppressive and they are making no effort to move to a more democratic government, which the British were doing, slowly for sure at the time of the French and Russian revolutions. If the Saudis would only listen to the winds of change, they too would be less fearful.
Scuts can be good and bad. Here, this whole block is scheduled for demolition. Half the flats are empty. To me, if the area was just cleaned up a little it would be a good place to live. Certainly the few people I've met who live there are fine, cheery people. Though admittedly, under 30, well under 30.
Top left Sharna. Moody? Thoughtful? Nah! Just acting coy while I took a picture.
"UP TO A DOZEN of the unmanned airplanes were spotted inside the hangar, each fitted with spray nozzles and wing-mounted tanks that could carry up to 80 gallons of liquid anthrax. If flown at low altitudes under the right conditions, a single drone could unleash a toxic cloud engulfing several city blocks, a top British defense official concluded. He dubbed them "