These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Image caption Mr Mallya is hoping for some podium finishes from Force India this year Indian billionaire entrepreneur Vijay Mallya has said he does not consider his Formula One and Indian Premier League teams to be costly pastimes. And he is convinced that his sports teams are providing value for money. There is a huge value proposition because we get to share in all the television revenues, and all other forms of income generated by the Indian Premier League, and there is a very sound economic model there," he told BBC Scotland. You then have the young demographic, new consumers coming into my industry, who are going to turn 21, coming of legal drinking age.
Two decades of mostly underwhelming results since Katrina and the Waves landed the crown in mean that the buzz of welcoming the cream of European pop - as Lisbon is set to do this weekend - is something the nation has almost forgotten. BBC News takes a trip down memory lane. A diva is born Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEurovision: When Birmingham hosted the singing Olympics Israeli singer Dana International made history by becoming the first transsexual woman to win the contest with her song, Diva.
However, her victory by public vote was a signal of how progressive Europe was becoming in its attitudes towards the trans community. The balding singer, clad in a turquoise suit though he discarded his cloak and jacket over the course of his three glorious minutes in the spotlighttwice jumped into the crowd, stroked people in the front row of the audience including legendary former Eurovision host Katie Boylebadly mimed playing cowbells and even clambered up the set, completing his song astride a podium several feet above the stage.
Image caption Guildo loves you! While Britain might now be the sick man of Eurovision, it is still actually the third most successful country - level with Luxembourg and France and behind only Sweden and Ireland - having triumphed five times.
Twelve months on and Imaani almost made it back-to-back success, finishing in second place with Where Are You? I was pleased as punch. Mass televoting is introduced Image caption Imaani believes the changes to the Eurovision voting system were good for the contest Beforethe decision on who to award "douze points" was down to national "juries" of experts in each country.
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Archbishop Philip has today announced the establishment of the Bishop's Commission to consider options for Episcopal Leadership in the Diocese of Waikato and initiativeblog.com indicated his intention to establish this Commission, at the Diocesan Synod this year and has now finalised the Terms of Reference and has appointed the Commissioners.
The British Broadcasting Corporation Rico Hizon, a Filipino jornalist with BBC World News, Now with the BBC, she has filed reports for radio on the BBC World Service business programmes as well as its arts and culture programme The Strand, and written for BBC news online.
The TCS Summit Europe is an exclusive, invite-only conference that has now emerged as Europe’s premier conference for senior leaders.
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