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this is worklife from bbc news, with maryam moshiri and sally bundock. game on. google launches stadia, a streaming platform taking games out of the console and onto the internet. live from london, that's our top story on tuesday 19 november. it isa it is a saturated market but google is streaming its way into the gaming market.
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steel workers across europe are bracing themselves after india's tata announce up to 3000 job cuts. kyliejenner has announced she's selling the majority holding in her cosmetics company for $600 million. good for her. she is only 22. from hotels to shipping and tea... we'll be getting the inside track on how to succeed from the boss of one of india's oldest and largest business conglomerates. the us government has decided that sleeping in the office is a big no—no — and has banned it at work. is it ever 0k to power nap at work? let us know — just use the hashtag bbcworklife. hello and welcome to worklife. google is launching its streaming gaming platform called google stadia today. the platform offers games on a subscription basis
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that plays from google‘s servers. this means there are no discs, no physical media nor devices involved and the games will play on computers, tablets or mobile phones. stadia will launch with 22 games, which some critics say is not enough, but it's still almost twice the amount initially promised. as it relies on the internet to work, many areas where connections aren't up to speed will not be able to use it. it will be available in m countries from today, with more coming in the next few months. some have balked at the price. $129.99 — the premiere edition will include a stadia controller, a chromecast dongle, and three months of stadia streaming. a free—to—play version of stadia, with a lower resolution, will be offered at a future time. thanks.
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belinda parmar — ceo of the empathy business — is with me. expertise is not in the business of gaming as such in terms of what google is up to but actually the for control of who is doing what in the household, this is another entrant into what is a busy home. it is and i think it takes games out of the bedroom into the living room, which is good because then we have more visibility of what kids are watching but my concern is it is not about the physical space but mental space and this is another device and another way of kids accessing games and that is what i am worried about. if we talk about children, it is another pressure on parents to find another pressure on parents to find another $130 if the children really wa nt to another $130 if the children really want to go down the google road. and after that it is 9.99 a month so
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there are additional costs. if you look at the games, 22 games, of that about 60% of those games are aggressive and violent. if they wa nted aggressive and violent. if they wanted the battle for the living room, those games are not aimed at families. there are a couple but ultimately it is things like mortal combat, quite aggressive games. i would prefer google, if they go for the living rooms, to create games for the living room that include the family. this feels like a missed opportunity for responsible gaming. people with not the best internet connection are probably worried you need a good connection to play this game. you do. some people described the service the debt flicks of gaming and that is the way everything is going through, streaming. i think the connections will get better and better. i call
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them digital gangsters, tech giants who want to establish their place in the home. they want to be the first so the home. they want to be the first so then you are more in control. the home. they want to be the first so then you are more in controlli guess what is good about this in the same way netflix can be accessed anywhere, if you are on holiday and renting a place as a family, it is the same idea, i guess, with google. you do not have to put the xbox in the car with everything else, that is if you want to do that at all. the question is on holiday, do we wa nt to the question is on holiday, do we want to put the xbox and playstation in the car? we want kids to develop social skills and empathy. you can understand whether this is more attractive than more traditional consoles and that they are hoping this is a game changer? if you look at the value of the games market, in 2018, 100 and at the value of the games market, in 2018,100 and £10 billion, three times hollywood, what the cinema
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revenue is. i would have liked to have seen a more responsible approach to this new world of streaming. thank you. we shall see what other games they add to the portfolio in future. thank you. let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news. the accountancy firm kpmg has decided against renewing its sponsorship of the duke of york's pitch@palace initiative. the company is thought to have made the decision at the end of october. the controversy over prince andrew's ties to the convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein is understood to have been one reason behind the decision. airbnb has signed a $500 million deal to sponsor the olympic games until 2028. the accommodation—booking platform joins an elite corporate list that includes coca—cola, aliba ba and toyota as part of the worldwide sponsorship programme for the international olympic committee, the governing body of the games.
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the trump administration has agreed a new 90—day extrension to us companies to continue doing business with china's huawei. the us put the chinese tech giant on a blacklist in may citing concerns of electronic espionage. the european budget airline easyjet says it will be the first major carrier to operate net—zero carbon flights across its whole network. the carrier says it will cost around $33 million to offset its emissions from flying in the next financial year. it will be done through schemes which plant trees and avoid the release of additional carbon dioxide. earlier we spoke to the boss of easyjet — this is what he had to say. this is a major step for ourselves but should be seen in the context of the other activities we have done in this area to reduce the
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environmental footprint. this area to reduce the environmentalfootprint. we reduced carbon emissions per passenger by 34% since 2000 and we have partnerships with companies, including airbus, to bring new technologies such as hybrid flying onto the market. this is an interim step and not a complete solution but doing what we are doing today means more than any other major airline in the world. he is talking about their green policy. also talking about how they are moving into the package holiday space. he was the boss of tui and knows that area well. and thomas cook went bust so something for the taking. india's tata steel has announced it plans to cut as many as 3,000 jobs across its european operations, in a bid to cut costs due to a slowing international steel market. it says most of the losses will be office—based. first, monica miller is in mumbai.
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the headquarters are based in there. what detail do we know? it has operations in germany and the uk. what the officials are saying is they are facing severe market headwinds which means they have a glut on the market and they have wea k glut on the market and they have weak demand and high prices, which isa weak demand and high prices, which is a recipe for disaster for any company. what we have seen with tata steel europe, earnings down 90% in the first half of the year, so they are bleeding money at this point. what they are looking at is lay—offs in the netherlands, wales, and basically officejobs. in the netherlands, wales, and basically office jobs. they say they will not close down any factories. but they have to figure out a way to cut the bleeding so they are looking to different revenues which they say will be more profitable than the
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steel industry. thank you. and now what the markets are doing... a mixed picture in asia. we have seen investors focusing on the china and us trade talks and whether we will get some sort of resolution in the coming days. there have been talks recently but we have been here before. generally shares in asia are pretty subdued today. europe, the london market is up. easyjet has revealed those half year, pre—tax profits plummeting. but the easyjet share price is a big win on the market in london. now let's turn to the us, and get more on the trump administration's decision to extend the licence which allows china's huawei to keep doing business with us companies. samira hussain has more from new york. huawei has been one of the most volatile flash points in the trade
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war between the us and china. the tech giant has long been viewed with suspicion in america. its status as a leading supplier of network technology, as well as its perceived closeness to the chinese government has fuelled theories that its equipment is, or could be, used for espionage. so few people were surprised when, in may, the trump administration chose to ban american companies from doing business with huawei. but the potential damage to american interests has led the president to delay enforcing that ban. instead, a series of 90—day licences for huawei to keep buying us supplies have been issued. mr trump has also failed, so far, to enforce a rule preventing us companies from buying equipment from huawei. now this latest extension to huawei's business with us firms will be welcome breathing space in the telecoms industry and, who knows, maybe it's a sign that a broader deal is still in the offing.
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everyone hopes that is the case. joining me is cassie werber, she's a journalist at quartz. we will look at stories in the papers and this is one of yours. 0thers papers and this is one of yours. others have the stories as well but it is about kyliejenner and a $600 million deal, selling part of her cosmetics empire. she only started in 2015, when she was 17, only 22 110w. in 2015, when she was 17, only 22 now. she has sold half the business to coty, which owns high street brands like max factor. they are getting into the influencer market which is a booming area in cosmetics. we are rolling our eyes. we area cosmetics. we are rolling our eyes. we are a little bit older than her but starting a business at 17, becoming a self—made billionaire. 0nly becoming a self—made billionaire.
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only 22. it is extraordinary. pretty stunning and it could only happen in this generation where things like instagram give people an enormous platform. i think she has 151 million followers on instagram. she was trying to create a massive global beauty brand. have you tried her products? no. i am a bit old. it is incredible, the ambition of where she wants to take the business. absolutely, i think she is holding onto half of it and they have something like 400 million in sales in the first year, i believe, so it is huge what she can potentially do andi is huge what she can potentially do and i do not think anything will stop her. i am guessing she does not sleep on thejob. neither do we! neither do i, i cannot sleep in the studio but give it my hours it would be handing. ——
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matt handy. a story, sleeping at work, if you are a federal employee, is banned. we do not know why they have said this. they have refused to comment on the directive. the us government said federal government employees cannot sleep at work without asking permission. we do not know why they have said it and we do not know if it will make people more productive because a lot of productivity theory would say if you need to sleep, you should do it and a power nap is a good way of boosting energy. if you are working long hours and need to work machinery, something that would involve needing to be able to concentrate, a power nap, 20 bits, has been proven to help. if you are having a break, is it your decision how you spend that break?” having a break, is it your decision how you spend that break? i would say so and things develop towards
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more flexibility for individuals to choose how they work best. such is the four—day week where people are more in charge of their time. we have heard from viewers already today and one got in based in seattle, and describes himself as a sleep doctor and has several patients and his job sleep doctor and has several patients and hisjob is sleep doctor and has several patients and his job is to advise on sleep. he said today, during his day, at lunchtime, he had a power nap. it would not be today. i'm getting my days mixed up. because of my shifts! he said he had a nap at lunchtime because he has a newborn and he was up with the baby in the night. it could discriminate against people with small kids, pregnant women and people who need more sleep sometimes. interesting. still to come... from hotels to shipping and even tea... we'll be getting the inside track
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on how to succeed from the boss of one of india's oldest and largest business conglomerates. you're with worklife from bbc news. with the election looming, the bbc is down in southampton today — one of the top cargo ports in the uk. let's here more from our business correspondent sean farrington who is talking to businesses at solent university. this lecture hall was designed in the style of a boat and a reminder of the nautical heritage of southampton and the importance of transport infrastructure to the region. 40 million tonnes of cargo coming to the port here. what happens on the roads, at airports and ports is crucial and we have the boss of southampton airport with us. we will be hearing from politicians in the next few days. what do you wa nt to in the next few days. what do you want to hear for the in the next few days. what do you want to hearfor the regional
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infrastructure here? we are looking for clarity over the future investment in the region will see. crucial to understand the region needs to be well connected across the uk and europe and globally and we do not always see that investment in roads and railway we see elsewhere in the country. priority needs to be given to the parts of the country bringing the hugest contribution economically and we see that in the southampton region. people in the country will ask why a lwa ys people in the country will ask why always the northern bauhaus? in your case why not the southern powerhouse? in the northern part of the country, well—placed investment, crucial for connectivity. we would like that in the south. we think there is an improvement the connectivity to be improved and private enterprise such as the airport to be facilitating growth of connectivity through runway extension which we propose, which
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needs to be matched with investment in other infrastructure that allows people to travel across the region. infrastructure, a crucial issue, not just in the parts of the country politicians talk about more than others but in places like southampton. working hard for bbc business in southampton and talking about the election of which there is plenty of information on the website. if you signed up to the disney online streaming service, a lot of customers, thousands, actually, have said they have been hacked. it went live and hackers have stolen thousands of accounts and put them up thousands of accounts and put them upfor thousands of accounts and put them up for sale on the dark web according to a report. more on the website. if you are concerned, do ta ke website. if you are concerned, do take a look. you're watching worklife.
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a reminder of our top story. fun and games at google, as the firm streams its way into the gaming market. imagine managing a company that's involved in shipping, hotels, real estate and tea. the park hotels is one of india's oldest and largest business conglomerates. susannah streeter met its chief executive — priya paul — and started by asking her — what are the most significant challenges the group is facing? hospitality in india has been growing very fast to the past couple of years but the past year has seen a slowdown in the economy and that resulted in occupancy being stagnant and rates have not gone up so that is the challenge as we move forward. we know there is demand but we would like to see rates go up. how concerned are you about the slow down to 5% in the three months to junein
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down to 5% in the three months to june in particular slowing consumer demand and consumption. is that affecting bookings? we have seen a slowdown in retail, car purchases, housing, at all levels. that has an impact on consumer sentiment and confidence. luxury spending typically contracts and that is what is happening. you run the group along with your siblings that includes things like tea. what impact has the us and china trade war had? most of our business is rooted in india and domestic demand so we rooted in india and domestic demand so we have been quite insulated from the us and china issues. i think that trade war presents opportunities for other companies in india to come into manufacturing and
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to supply commodities globally. for us, we have had a strong earnings cycle in shipping and tea. how difficult is it to run a family business, working alongside your siblings? you must have had family i’ows siblings? you must have had family rows from time to time? the three of us, my brother and sister and myself, have grown up together so there is similarity in our purpose and thinking and our businesses are large enough to have enough space and that has been key to our growth also. increasingly because it is a company owned by three of us, we are more linked in on decisions and investments and in any conversation there are different views as to how to grow a business and there is some of that but there is fun in doing business together. you have warned young people not to get rich too
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quickly. surely encouraging entrepreneurs is key to sustaining growth in the future. what i meant when i said that is you have to be patient to make money and you should try things and you should do many things and make mistakes at all stages in life. a lot of young people expect they will hit the jackpot from day one. that does not necessarily happen so easily. you have to take time and learn and try again. how important is finding a mentor to take on those risks?” believe in having many mentors. i think it depends on what you are doing and where you want to go. for example, i got into doing work in the women's rights movement in asia and learned from many fantastic women activists in that field so they were mentors, as i learned to navigate the space and to lead some of those organisations. the most
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important thing is to be open and understand you need to learn from different people and do not be afraid to ask. what opportunities does your business offer to promote greater rights for women in the workforce ? greater rights for women in the workforce? hospitality is a demanding industry so we tried to work with people who have young children, to bring them to work, or have more flexible times. it is important to have young women managers. we have created spaces for them to see their potential. how far would you go to reconnect with your planet? environmental activist rob greenfield has already spent a year bathing only in natural water sources — rivers, lakes and the rain. that sounds like quite a nice thing to do. now he's about to complete a year living only on food and medication he's grown or foraged himself in the city
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where he's living — orlando, florida. when i moved here this abundant garden was a lawn like that. for the past year i have been growing and foraging 100% food. no grocery stores, no restaurants. my food comes from my garden, or i forage it from nature. i do not take supplements, vitamins, at all. it also includes growing and foraging 100% of my medicine directly from the earth. 0h, 100% of my medicine directly from the earth. oh, that is good, fresh stuff. this is about deeply exploring my food and understanding it and at the same time taking people along on this journey. i want to inspire them to question their food and change their diet and eat ina way food and change their diet and eat in a way that is better for the
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earth, communities and ourselves. i have not bought toilet paper in five yea rs have not bought toilet paper in five years and i currently grow my own and this is softer than anything you can buy at the store. i was with him until he got the leaves for the toilet paper. i thought he looked great but no to the toilet paper. we asked you if napping at work is a good thing. nick says he if he does not have a 20 minute nap he struggles for the afternoon. and another saying workplaces should set areas aside... williams says... i cannot imagine who you are thinking about. but i'm sure your colleagues know! thank you
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for your comments. we'll see you again tomorrow. thanks for watching. good morning, it was the coldest night of the season so far with temperatures getting down to —9.9 celsius in aberdeenshire and we have fog this morning, particularly in north—west england and the midlands and the south. but for many, it will be dry and fog all clear and there will be sunshine but cloud across western areas with this weather front will move in, bringing rain later this afternoon. you notice the fog will lift into low cloud. the best of the sunshine in eastern scotla nd best of the sunshine in eastern scotland and england and even across
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central and southern areas where there will be brightness later. maximum temperatures, a contrast... it is across eastern areas tonight where it will turn pretty cold. they could be frost but nowhere near as cold as last night. for most, temperatures above freezing around 5-10 temperatures above freezing around 5—10 towards western parts. a mild start to the day. more cloud and rain across western areas on wednesday and further east, more cloud but still some bright spells. an increasing breeze across most areas and temperatures will be higher than today. many others getting up to 6—10. low pressure out towards the west but sticking around over the next few days. there is a big area of high pressure keeping it at bay but it means we will see cloud and outbreaks of rain across
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northern ireland, wales, western areas and some of it will make progress eastwards but much of scotla nd progress eastwards but much of scotland through most of england, dry and sunny spells. by buy.
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