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Chase Bank Limits Cash Withdrawals, Bans International... Before you read this report, remember to sign up to for 100% free stock alerts Chase Bank has moved to limit cash withdrawals while banning business customers from sending...

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Richemont chairman Johann Rupert to take 'grey gap... Billionaire 62-year-old to take 12 months off from Cartier and Montblanc luxury goods groupRichemont's chairman and founder Johann Rupert is to take a year off from September, leaving management of the...

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Cambodia: aftermath of fatal shoe factory collapse... Workers clear rubble following the collapse of a shoe factory in Kampong Speu, Cambodia, on Thursday

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Spate of recent shock departures by 50-something CEOs While the rising financial rewards of running a modern multinational have been well publicised, executive recruiters say the pressures of the job have also been ratcheted upOn approaching his 60th birthday...

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UK Uncut loses legal challenge over Goldman Sachs tax... While judge agreed the deal was 'not a glorious episode in the history of the Revenue', he ruled it was not unlawfulCampaign group UK Uncut Legal Action has lost its high court challenge over the legality...

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Walt Disney results beat predictions

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Walt Disney’s results have beaten analysts’ expectations, thanks to strong earnings at its movie and sports TV divisions.

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Actress claim against IMDb rejected

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An actress who sued after her age was posted on its Internet Movie Database has her claim rejected by a federal jury in Seattle.

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DDD Group Plc. (DDDGY: OTC Link) | Yabazam extends 3D movie subscription service to Samsung Smart TVs

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DDD Group plc (AIM: DDD; OTCQX: DDDGY), the 3D solutions company, has extended its dedicated 3D Video-On-Demand subscription service to be available on Samsung 3D Smart TVs in the United States. Samsung has started rollout of the service this week.

Yabazam launched its 3D subscription service for LG 3D TVs in early January, marking the first 3D movie service of its kind.

The Yabazam service costs $9.99 per month and allows unlimited viewing of the original 3D programming available from Yabazam. The Yabazam 3D app is available through the television’s Smart Hub™ content portal and can be used on the full range of Samsung 3D Smart TVs.

Yabazam features a wide variety of 3D content, including independently produced 3D movies, documentaries, music videos and animated features from producers around the world. DDD is aggressively growing the range of 3D programs available on Yabazam and is releasing new 3D titles on a weekly basis.

Chris Yewdall, CEO of DDD, said:

“Samsung has been an innovator in 3D technology and a leader in 3D television sales. We’re excited to expand our Yabazam 3D subscription service to a brand that appreciates 3D and to its customers who have shown great interest in watching compelling 3D entertainment in the comfort of their living rooms.”

Yabazam titles are available for rent outside of the US using the free Yabazam 3D video streaming app, which is available on Samsung 3D Smart TVs in 12 countries and LG 3D Smart TVs in 13 countries. The US is the first market in which DDD offers the subscription service.

The Yabazam 3D app has been downloaded over 260,000 times and averages more than 2,000 3D movie viewing sessions per day.


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Wall Street analysts are anticipating a big jump in corporate profits going into next year, despite expectations for a dismal Q3. It’s all about multiple expansion, says BTIG’s Dan Greenhaus. "Earnings estimates are coming down but the stock…

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Wall Street analysts are anticipating a big jump in corporate profits going into next year, despite expectations for a dismal Q3.

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California man confirms role in anti-Islam film – The Associated Press

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Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54: ‘The Green Mile’ actor dies nearly two … – New York Daily News

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Sky cleared over pay-TV movies

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Sky’s strong position in the pay-TV movie market “does not adversely affect competition”, the Competition Commission confirms.

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Leeds’ magic little cinema in Cottage Road celebrates its 100th birthday

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The films may sometimes wobble but local people in Headingley pack the place out for classic movie nights – and regular shows. Guest blogger Jill Armstrong is one of them

The Olympic Games may have been grabbing most peoples’ attention at the weekend but in Headingley, Leeds, there was something else rather special going on.

On Sunday the venerable Cottage Road cinema celebrated its 100th birthday.
The playwright Kay Mellor, who lives nearby, was unveiled a Leeds Civic Trust blue plaque; there was a poetic tribute entitled Havoc in Far Headingley by Linda Marshall,who is also local, followed by the showing of a classic film, The Smallest Show on Earth.

The Cottage Road is the oldest cinema in Leeds and probably one of the oldest cinemas in the country to have been open and continuously showing films since 1912. It is also one of the few remaining independently run cinemas in the country.

It came very near to closing in 2005 but was rescued at the 11th hour by Charles Morris. It became part of his Northern Morris Group which has saved other veteran cinemas in Skipton, Keighley, Ulverston, Elland and Windermere.

Charles Morris has been a cinema fan all his life, ever since, at the age of seven, he saw his first film, Lady and the Tramp, and was captivated. He loved everything about the movies and was soon volunteering to help out at his local cinema. Parental pressure meant he wasn’t able to pursue a career in the film industry and he studied engineering. But he eventually achieved his ambition, giving up his job at the Royal Ordnance factory in Blackburn and turning his attention first of all to the derelict Rex Cinema at Elland and then the Royalty in Bowness-on-Windermere.

The Cottage Road was originally called the Headingley Picture House and was converted from a garage and motorcycle assembly shop. It opened for business on Monday, July 29, 1912 when seats cost sixpence and reserved seats one shilling.

These days seats are £5.50 or £6 for the plush Pullman seats.
Its name was changed to the Cottage Road Cinema when it was taken over by Associated Tower Cinemas in the late 1930s. The company also owned the Lounge Cinema in Headingley but this was closed in 2005 when the owners blamed poor trade. Headingley residents organised a protest meeting when this happened and then started a campaign to try and keep the Cottage Road open.

They were delighted when Charles Morris stepped in at the last minute and even more so when he decided to introduce six-weekly classic movie nights. Classics at the Cottage have continued to be popular when the audience, of a certain age, pack the cinema to see the sometimes slightly wobbly but very atmospheric showings of films such as Casablanca, Some Like It Hot and Top Hat.

Charles Morris is always on hand to introduce the film, which is accompanied by vintage advertising of the time. During the interval there is a long but orderly queue for ice creams and the evening ends with the national anthem. Why would anybody want to go to a box like, multiplex cinema when they have the real thing on their doorstep? As Charles Morris says:

The Cottage Road has something special to offer in the way of atmosphere and history as well as space and ambience.

Long may it continue.

Jill Armstrong is a journalistic legend in Leeds and a regular at the Cottage Road

Shooting suspect James Holmes described killings in package – Christian Science Monitor

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Analysis: Colorado shooting unlikely to spur changes in gun laws – Reuters

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