Davis Collection, Bequest of Theodore M. Davis, Accession Number: It is not known when he left the north Netherlands to settle in Leuven, where he became the official city painter in and produced major works for the Sint-Peterskerk the Holy Sacrament Altarpiece, —68 and the Town Hall the Justice of Emperor Otto III, , and completed after his death. After Dieric died in , his sons, Dieric the Younger ca. This emotionally affecting image of the Virgin and Child is from the early stages of Bouts's career, about —
Telewest began in in Croydon under the name "Croydon Cable",  and was acquired by United Cable of Denver in Prior to acquiring Virgin. Thanks to their geographically distinct areas, NTL and Telewest had co-operated previously, as in redirecting potential customers living outside their respective areas. To prevent this, Telewest instead acquired NTL. Nine of the 11 directors of the new board came from NTL, with two from Telewest. The deal included a year exclusive branding agreement[ citation needed ] that saw NTL adopt the "Virgin" name after it completed its merger with Telewest. In February , Virgin Central , an on-demand service, gained the rights to begin showing episodes of the television show Lost already shown on Sky 1 , and other shows including Alias and The OC.
In , Virgin was given permission to operate from Heathrow following the abolition of the London Air Traffic Distribution Rules TDRs , which had governed the distribution of traffic between Heathrow and Gatwick airports since , primarily to bolster the profitability of Gatwick. Airlines without an international scheduled service from Heathrow prior to 1 April were obliged to operate from Gatwick. However, airlines that did not already operate at Heathrow were still able to begin domestic scheduled services there provided BAA, which then ran both Heathrow and Gatwick on behalf of the UK government, and the Secretary of State for Transport granted permission. The Civil Aviation Authority also transferred two pairs of unused landing slots that British Airways held at Tokyo's Narita Airport to Virgin to let it increase its frequency between Heathrow and Tokyo from four to six weekly round trips, making it easier for Virgin to compete against British Airways. The then-chairman of BA Lord King called the CAA's decision, which the government had endorsed, "a confiscation of his company's property".