Share StumbleUpon Brexit has continued to take hold of British politics, with Ladbrokes Coral reporting that odds have shortened on a potential Theresa May departure in May 2019.With only 36 days until the UK is due to formally leave the European Union (EU), MPs are still struggling to gauge any clear idea as to what will actually happen when 29 March eventually arrives.Matthew Shaddick, Head of Political Betting at Ladbrokes Coral commented on the trends: “The main impact on the markets has been for a move on an early general election; 2019 into 6/4 from 7/4 and, in particular, May 2019 into 4/1.”Upcoming local and bi-elections, due to take place on 2 May, will act as suitable tests for MPs who are wishing to stand in a General Election, which could possibly explain the influx of votes placed for May 2019.It follows the announcement that a further three MPs have defected from the Conservative party to join the newly-formed Independent Group, citing Brexit dissatisfaction as a primary reason.Anna Soubrey, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen have joined the eight other Labour MPs as part of the Independent Group, taking its membership to 11.The formation of the new political party has, surprisingly, not had much of an effect upon whether punters believe that Brexit negotiations will go ahead. Anna Soubrey, the MP for Broxtowe, cited the “Government’s disastrous handling of Brexit” as the “final straw” in her decision to depart from the Conservative party. Soubrey stated: “Following the EU referendum of 2016, no genuine effort was made to build a cross party, let alone a national consensus to deliver Brexit.“Instead of seeking to heal the divisions or to tackle the underlying causes of Brexit, the priority was to draw up ‘red lines’. The 48 per cent were not only sidelined, they were alienated.”It is with a heavy heart I have today resigned from the Conservative Party. pic.twitter.com/wzPUB84w5Z— Anna Soubry MP (@Anna_Soubry) February 20, 2019Following Labour’s recent anti-semitism backlash, many punters – according to Shaddick – may feel that an early 2019 general election would be a suitable time for Conservatives to try gain support from disenfranchised Labour supporters.Shaddick continued: “We’re also seeing money for Any Other Party to win most seats in that election, now being backed at an amazingly low 20/1 and Chuka Umunna is now into 66/1 to be next PM.”It is likely that the outcome of May’s Brussels negotiations yesterday may impact the market further, and their implications could possibly result in more defections EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Submit Share GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Related Articles GVC ‘surprised’ at widening of HMRC’s Turkey investigation July 21, 2020
Telefónica-owned UK mobile operator O2 has unveiled a raft of new virtual reality experiences, including one built around the English rugby football team and one enabling music fans to explore the O2 Academy. A third experience showcasing events at The O2 will be coming soon.In what it describes as a “world first”, the mobile operator is combining real-life 360°-video with interactive CGI characters, giving gamers and rugby fans the chance to compete against the English national players.The interactive experience uses Xsense motion capture to provide in-game player movement, taking into accoutn England Rugby players’ weight, mass and average speeds to ensure their character’s movements are as realistic as possible, according to the telco.VR players are challenged to track the player’s movements, and those of the ball, and take part in virtual drills developed in partnership with England Rugby.The O2 Academy experience allows users to live through a pre-performance at an O2 Academy venue as either a music fan or a member of a band.Using an interactive and switchable storytelling technique, users can exchange between the music fan and band perspectives, experiencing what is happening both in front of and behind the stage.The experience is the first time an O2 Academy venue has given 360° ‘behind the scenes’ access, according to O2.“We believe in live, and using the latest VR technology we can showcase our live experiences to O2 customers in our stores across the country. Through a combination of world first CGI characters and unique interactive gameplay, each experience has been designed to give the user unprecedented access to O2 Academy venues, The O2 and our relationship with the England Rugby team. We’re excited to roll our new virtual reality in to O2 stores nationwide, Twickenham Stadium on match days and The O2,” said Gareth Griffiths, head of sponsorship at O2.Paul Gustard, defence coach at England Rugby said: “We really enjoyed working in partnership with O2 to develop this unique virtual reality experience. It’s the only game out there that has had input from England Rugby to create a great experience for fans. I hope the experience gives rugby fans and novices alike an insight in to the way we train and the amount of hard work that is involved in being an International rugby player.”O2 is making its VR experiences available to try in 90 O2 stores, starting yesterday.The VR experiences will be compatible with platforms including Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Canal+’s OTT TV service myCanal has teamed up with Apple to offer 4K UHD TV content on the new Apple TV 4K box.My Canal subscribers with a n Apple 4K UHD box will be able to view the best Ligue 1 football match of the day in 4K UHD, along with original Canal+ series and selected movies, series and documentaries in 4K UHD.Content on the service in the format will include the latest seasons of originals Le Bureau des Légends and Kaboul Kitchen, with others including Versailles, The Young Pope, Jour Polaire and Les Guerriers de l’Ombre to be added on an ongoing basis.In order to view the content, subscriber will need the Apple box, a 4K TV and an internet connection of 20Mbps or above.Canal+ said that 4K UHD content on the myCanal service would be made available on other Apple devices including iPads, MacBooks and iMacs soon.The pay TV operator has teamed up with French technology outfits Ateme and Anevia to tap into their expertise in securing and distributing 4K UHD content both live and on-demand.
COUNTRY crooner Daniel O’Donnell is to play at Millennium Forum next year.The former Strictly Come Dancing contestant will perform on Saturday, April, 15 2017,Tickets go on sale at the box office from this Saturday, September 24. I WANT TO DANCE WITH YOU….DANIEL O’DONNELL TO PERFORM AT MILLENNIUM FORUM And the tickets are expected to get snapped up quickly as soon as they released.It is so far the only date Daniel has confirmed he is playing in the North as part of his Ireland and UK tour.I WANT TO DANCE WITH YOU….DANIEL O’DONNELL TO PERFORM AT MILLENNIUM FORUM was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet