Tag Archives: Business

English football’s blame culture makes it unable to come together | Jonathan Liew | Football

Mike Ashley is one of many billionaire owners attracting criticism.

I don’t expect to make too many friends saying this, but perhaps it’s time we all gave Matt Hancock a break. Isn’t it typical how, as soon as things take a turn for the worse, everyone starts singling out the health secretary? Yes, clearly he could be doing more to …

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Streaming service DAZN asks Premier League to defer rights payments | Football

An online streaming service has written to the Premier League to defer payments due to the suspension of competition due to the coronavirus outbreak. It is understood that DAZN, which holds rights to stream all English top-flight matches in Brazil, Canada, Japan and Spain, is in negotiations to halt payments …

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Premier League clubs to go it alone in pay cut talks with players | Football

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has established a fund for professional footballers to donate directly to NHS staff.

Premier League clubs anticipate having to start individual negotiations over wage reductions with their players after attempts to reach a collective pay agreement in response to the coronavirus crisis were frustrated during talks on Saturday. While players have been told clubs may lose £1.137bn because of the disruption caused by …

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Wayne Rooney leads footballers’ backlash against pay cut criticism | Football

Gary Lineker has said players he has spoken to are ‘desperately keen’ to start offering financial support.

Wayne Rooney has criticised the government and Premier League for putting Britain’s top-flight footballers in a “no-win situation” over the issue of pay cuts, with Gary Lineker and Gary Neville also speaking out. Writing in the Sunday Times (£), Rooney claimed his fellow professionals were being lined up as “easy …

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Own-goals all round as overpaid footballers get their usual kicking | Paul Wilson | Football

A political football is normally the cliche of choice when something that has nothing to do with football is booted back and forth between agencies attempting to deflect blame. These are far from normal times, however, and in the past week football became political even though its practitioners are now …

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Amazon and Apple TV deal shows how to solve business conflicts

Amazon and Apple TV deal shows how to solve business conflicts

I didn’t see this as an enterprise-focused story at first, but a recent compromise between Amazon and Apple shows how communication can help even opposing businesses solve problems and grow value. Amazon and Apple make a deal Amazon this week suddenly began permitting Prime subscribers to access and purchase content …

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Premier League tells PFA players will have to share in financial pain | Football

The Premier League and EFL have urged the footballers’ union to accept that players will have to take pay cuts, not just deferral of their wages, as the sport grapples with the enormous, unprecedented challenges presented by the Covid-19 crisis. At a conference call held by senior executives from the …

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Premier League clubs have failed the smell test in furloughing their staff | Paul MacInnes | Football

Tottenham may have to make reimbursements to their sponsors, such as the AIA Group.

Under the shadow of coronavirus new rules are being made and unmade. Things that were unknown and alien a week ago are increasingly part of daily life. But some things do not need explaining. They feel instinctively right, or plain wrong and Premier League clubs furloughing their staff is one. …

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Football clubs’ good deeds go a long way but shutdown exposes financial faultlines | Paul Wilson | Football

Everton players Alex Iwobi and Moise Kean help out at a foodbank in Liverpool.

“What is football without a crowd?” Pep Guardiola asked a couple of weeks ago, just before it became plain that crowds of any kind now had to be avoided. The short answer is not very much. Football has probably only just realised how much of its appeal lay in its …

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Apple in the enterprise: What is Shared iPad for Business?

Apple in the enterprise: What is Shared iPad for Business?

With a recent software update, Apple’s iPad OS introduces support for an excellent feature borrowed from Apple School Manager called Shared iPad for Business. This lets enterprises share iPads between employees much more effectively. What is Shared iPad for Business? Apple introduced the capacity to share iPads within Apple School Manager. The …

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