The move was a jolt to Spain's highly competitive telecoms market where operators are racing to beat rivals with low prices, often by marketing bundled services offering mobile and fixed-line services. Around a quarter of Spain's workforce is currently unemployed. Orange believes the tie-up hurts market competition by removing Yoigo as a contender and turning it into an off-shoot of Telefonica, helping the former monopoly to gain more market share in fixed-line services, according to a company source. The agreement between the two rivals damages other players in the market and Orange wants it suspended, the source said. Yoigo was previously unable to offer broadband services but is now able to compete with companies like Orange and Vodafone offering bundled services. Telefonica at the time did not have 4G frequencies and http://bloggd.org/blog/v/pw8d/Tech+Stocks%3A+Hp+Sliding%2C+Activision+On+The+Rise was unable to compete on that front, though it now plans to launch its own 4G network in Spain.
Drug Enforcement Administration, Europol and French officials on the investigation. The Sun has learned the RCMP was contacted after the arrests to provide information on the four men. Arkinstall has been a high-profile Hells Angel. He was most recently in court in Calgary, where he was acquitted in 2011 of uttering threats against police. The judge in the case said Arkinstall was physically abused by officers during his arrest and that an anonymously recorded video contradicted the testimony of the cops. In B.C., Arkinstall also successfully challenged a law that allowed city electrical inspectors to search houses for marijuana grow operations without warrants.
Trailing by five at the end of three quarters, Greece outscored Spain 27-18 in the fourth to gain a win that could prevent Spain from winning a third consecutive title. Check out our latest Facebook updates , tweets and photos . Vassilis Spanoulis led Greece with 20 points. Rudy Fernandez and Marc Gasol both had 20 for Spain. Greece was down by 10 at the end of the first quarter but used the absence of Gasol in the second quarter to take the lead 41-38 at halftime.
Greece stuns Spain in 2nd round
The Spanish team pulled off a workmanlike win, piling up points as insurance against possible tiebreakers in the second round of the tournament, which allows four teams from each group to qualify for the quarterfinals. Spain's zone defense bent but did not break in the game, which did not provide many really memorable stock market moments. Finland tried to make a big push in the 3rd quarter, but it was unable to mount much of a scoring threat and trailed by 13 at the end of that period. Spain avoided distractions in the 4th quarter and focused on putting away the Finns, allowing the team to continue on the road to the quarters. EFE
Spain's Rajoy offers Catalonia talks, but no visit the website independence vote
Growing calls for secession from Spain in the region of 7.5 million people has added to pressure on Rajoy, who is already mired in a corruption scandal and seeking to drag his country out of recession. "I am convinced of the exceptional relevance of Catalonia for Spain and of the richness, plurality and singularity of the Catalan society," Rajoy said in the letter. "I also believe that our ties cannot be broken without huge ...economic, political and social costs." "And, of course, I also want to pass on the strong belief of my government that we need to work together to strengthen these ties and move away from confrontation," he added. Rajoy and Mas met in secret in August to end a year-long standoff over the referendum and greater tax powers for the region, but they have made little progress and largely disagree on the nature and the scope of the talks. Rajoy did not http://jonesfpen.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/easy-forex-now-offers-multiple-assets-to-trade-in-reports-forexminute/ specify which issues should be part of the proposed talks. He has said in the past that a vote on Catalan independence would be unconstitutional and has pledged to block it in the courts.