Lifestyle Sports earnings improve
EARNINGS at the group that controls Lifestyle Sports rose by €3m for the first half of the current financial year, the company chairman has claimed.
Stafford Holdings Ltd and subsidiaries chairman Victor Stafford said the business this year had benefited from a recent improvement in like-for-like sales in Lifestyle Sports and the closure of its loss-making Czech sports retail business. His comments came as accounts showed losses dropped to €5.4m in the 12 months to the end of September last after a €32.8m pre-tax loss a year earlier.
News International to sell Wapping site
NEWS International, the British newspaper wing of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, said it will sell its site in Wapping, east London, where it has been based for the past 25 years. The move comes two months after the firm closed down its Sunday tabloid the 'News of the World' amid a scandal over the hacking of voicemails. The company's stable of titles including 'The Sun' and 'The Times' will be relocated to its neighbouring Thomas More Square base in east London.
Deloitte opens up recruitment search
ACCOUNTANTS and advisory firm Deloitte has commenced its search for 215 graduate positions in its Irish business. The positions, which are for an initial three and a half year contract, will be available in the Dublin, Cork and Limerick offices, across all departments. Applications can only be made via the recruitment website www.deloitte.com/ie/graduate
Apple stops display of Samsung Galaxy
SAMSUNG lost a chance to showcase its latest tablet computer at one of the world's largest electronics shows after Apple won a second injunction blocking Galaxy Tab sales in Germany. Samsung pulled the just-unveiled Galaxy Tab 7.7 out of the IFA consumer-electronics show in Berlin after a Dusseldorf court granted Apple's request to ban sales and marketing of the product. Samsung and Apple are involved in legal disputes as Apple -- also one of the biggest customers for the South Korean company's chips and displays -- claims the Galaxy devices copied its iPhone and iPad.