Bloomberg News/TV. Rock Critic. Editor. Author, All You Need Is Rock; Dictionary Rock&Pop etc. Fellow, Royal Soc of Arts. Opinions my own, RTs not endorsements.

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Column syndicated worldwide. I edit Muse copy over a wide range of topics and manage staff and freelances. I also worked for ITN, Sunday Times and Press Association. I read PPE at Oxford.

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Mark Beech - Firework Haiku

Jul 19, 2015

Firework Haiku - By Mark Beech . Flowers flash their rage, Make the darkness visible, Hang heads forever.   tmblr.co/Z0HXos1pzSsTQ

Bloomberg Briefs

newsletters.briefs.blpprofessional.com — The 10 percent pay rise will be backdated to 8 May, and future increases will move in line with average earnings in the public sector, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority said today. Prime Minister David Cameron has previously called the proposed increase "unacceptable" at a time when caps have been placed on public-sector pay.

Bloomberg Briefs

newsletters.briefs.bloomberg.com — The 10 percent pay rise will be backdated to 8 May, and future increases will move in line with average earnings in the public sector, the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority said today. Prime Minister David Cameron has previously called the proposed increase "unacceptable" at a time when caps have been placed on public-sector pay.

BBC Faces Biggest Overhaul in Decade, May Lose License Fee

bloomberg.com — The British Broadcasting Corp. may lose its income from license fees and have to rely on a subscription service as it faces its biggest shake-up in a decade. Among options in the U.K. government's review of the world's biggest public broadcaster is the selling of BBC Worldwide, one of the organization's biggest money-spinners.

Bloomberg Briefs

newsletters.briefs.bloomberg.com — In testimony to MPs today, the Bank of England governor said the time for a rate increase is moving closer, sending the pound to a one-week high against the dollar, pushing U.K. stocks down for the first time in five days and hurting government bonds.

Apple Pay expands to the UK

iol.co.za — London - Apple is making the UK the first market outside the US for its digital-wallet system as the company fights for a place in the electronic-payments industry. The Apple Pay service will be available at 250 000 retail locations in Britain starting on Tuesday, the company said in an emailed statement.

Apple Brings Contactless Payments to U.K. in Retail Expansion

bloomberg.com — Apple Inc. is making the U.K. the first market outside the U.S. for its digital-wallet system as the company fights for a place in the electronic-payments industry. The Apple Pay service will be available at 250,000 retail locations in Britain starting Tuesday, the company said in an e-mailed statement.
Jul 14, 2015

Apple Pay expands contactless iPhone payments to U.K., first market outside U.S. bloom.bg/1fEFsJZ via @business by @Mark_Beech

Sochi Dogs: Catching up with furry stars of 2014 Winter Olympics

si.com — These are good days for Sochi Jacobellis. A typical morning for the wiry-haired mongrel with the deferential demeanor and big, floppy ears begins early, when he wakes and races downstairs to the back door of the house that his owner, 29-year-old Olympic snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis, shares with her parents near Stratton, Vt.
Jul 09, 2015

This is great work by @SI_MarkBeech: Catching up with the stray dogs of the Sochi Olympics: on.si.com/1HeWODT

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Cisco to invest $1bn in UK

iol.co.za — Cisco Systems says it is to invest $1 billion in UK digital growth over the next three to five years. The commitment will include venture capital equity of $150 million for UK startups. The company will extend its NetAcademy alongside other investments in education, it said in an emailed release.

Cisco to Invest $1 Billion in U.K. Digital Growth Over 3-5 Years

bloomberg.com — Cisco Systems Inc. says it is to invest $1 billion in U.K. digital growth over the next three to five years. The commitment will include venture capital equity of $150 million for U.K. startups. The company will extend its NetAcademy alongside other investments in education, it said in an e-mailed release.
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Jul 31, 2015

I love little festivals. Get to see bands before they are big. Trying this newish one this weekend. @Livestocklong livestocklongdon.co.uk

Jul 31, 2015

Scary album cover of the day: Nonato Buzar from Brazil fb.me/2Pqiwcfhu

Jul 31, 2015

Joe South's Rose Garden: still waters run deep..be jolly love shouldn't be so melancholy" Nobody told Matthew Arnold youtube.com/watch?v=1lhYGr…

Jul 31, 2015

I beg your pardon. A great jolly/melancholy Grammy lyric or one of the most terrible ever? RIP Lynn Anderson anyway. youtube.com/watch?v=WO4wcN…

Jul 31, 2015

Prince @Prince3EG releases single "Stare" on Spotify only weeks after pulling steams play.spotify.com/album/2qzNTR3b…

Jul 31, 2015

Chemical Brothers Born in the Echoes tops chart, 6th No.1 studio album, most by a dance act @officialcharts @ChemBros officialcharts.com/p/10210

Jul 31, 2015

Little Mix scores third week at U.K. Number 1 with Black Magic officialcharts.com/p/10207

Jul 31, 2015

Universal Music news (2) Vivendi announces 5-year @UMG plan, plans audio/visual expansion, Lucian Grainge to stay.

Jul 31, 2015

Universal Music @UMG much in the news (1) Opening Frank Zappa vaults @zappa with a load of releases expected it seems pic.twitter.com/LRWJDyUxeD



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