Analyst Views: What was your reaction to Morrisons’ first update under potts?

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comGameday NewsNASCAR Drivers Salaries Finally ReleasedGameday NewsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyTotal PastThis Was Found Hiding In An Oil Painting – Take A Closer LookTotal Past Show Comments ▼ Thursday 7 May 2015 9:09 pm BRUNO MONTEYNE | BERNSTEINWhile we count the new chief executive David Potts as a great addition to the team, we think the task of repositioning Morrisons is much harder than for Tesco as it has less competitive advantages and it will take much longer than what currently is embedded in consensus margin expectations.CLIVE BLACK | SHORE CAPITALIt is clearly still very early days in David Potts’ tenure but we sense he is bringing a deep-rooted and fundamental change to Morrison’s that is for the better… In this respect we demonstrably believe that Potts has hit the ground running.KEITH BOWMAN | HARGREAVES LANSDOWNThe sales trajectory seems to be in line with that of peers in these early stages of 2015. We await for David Potts to set out his thinking on gross margin requirements with the September interims but continue to flag the superior capital structure and free cashflow dynamics of the group relative to peers. Express KCS Tags: NULLcenter_img Analyst Views: What was your reaction to Morrisons’ first update under potts? whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Sharelast_img read more

International Monetary Fund predicts weaker UK growth in 2015 as lower oil prices and Greek uncertainty take their toll

first_img whatsapp More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com Thursday 9 July 2015 9:00 am Tags: Oil prices Emma Haslett by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMike HistoryAt 66, This Is Bruce Willis’ Private CarMike HistoryMold Removal | Search AdsBathroom Mold Removal Tips That Might Surprise Most AmericansMold Removal | Search AdsfddStimulus News Updatesfddcutenova.comTake a Peek at 10 of the Most Expensive Houses in the Worldcutenova.comBuzzDestination7 Types of Men Who Are Not Made For RelationshipsBuzzDestinationMortgage FanaticNever Take A Stone That Has Been Placed On A Grave! Here’s WhyMortgage FanaticCleaning Services | Search AdsHere’s What Cleaning Services In Scottsdale Should Actually CostCleaning Services | Search AdsAir Ambulance Service | Search AdsYou Might Be Surprised By Hourly Price Of Air Ambulance. Discover Air Ambulance Options!Air Ambulance Service | Search AdsFinancial ThreadHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeFinancial Thread The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its UK growth forecast to 2.4 per cent in 2015, down from 2.7 per cent in April. In 2016, growth will fall to 2.2 per cent, 0.1 percentage points lower than it originally predicted, the IMF said in an update to its World Economic Outlook released today.It cut its global growth forecast to 3.3 per cent for 2015 – that’s 0.2 percentage points lower than it predicted in April, although the figure is expected to rise to 3.8 per cent next year. The IMF said a “setback in activity” in the US had caused the revision – despite a rebound in oil prices and more stable global inflation.Among other factors affecting growth are the bank holiday in Greece and subsequent referendum, which pushed down the IMF’s prediction for euro area growth to 2.5 per cent, from the 3.1 per cent it originally predicted.Meanwhile, a sharp correction in the Chinese stock market over the past month is also likely to affect growth in the area. The organisation urged advanced economies to keep “accommodative monetary policy” measures in place, to support economic activity and lift inflation.”In a number of countries with fiscal space, the near-term fiscal stance should be eased, especially through increased infrastructure investment. In economies with high public debt, the pace of fiscal consolidation needs to strike an appropriate balance between debt reduction and imposing a drag on economic activity. Efforts at implementing structural reforms remain urgent across advanced economies, both to tackle crisis legacies and to raise potential output.” center_img International Monetary Fund predicts weaker UK growth in 2015 as lower oil prices and Greek uncertainty take their toll Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

News / Its ‘winning strategy’ delivers as Expeditors weathers ‘challenging’ market

first_imgBy Gavin van Marle 06/11/2019 US freight forwarder Expeditors managed to overcome volume declines in both ocean and air freight to report a 2% increase in third-quarter operating income.The company said group revenues for the third quarter had declined by 1% to $2.1bn, on the back of a 7% and 2% decrease in air and ocean freight, respectively.However, operating income increased to $207m from $203m in the same period last year.“The third quarter presented challenges that were not unexpected, in terms of growth in the global economy and ongoing trade disputes that extend well beyond just the United States and China,” said president and chief executive Jeffrey Musser. “We saw volumes drop in our air and ocean products, but believe this was consistent with the overall market.“In addition to volume changes, we also believe the market experienced corresponding changes in buy/sell rates and we were adept at negotiating in the changing pricing environment.“We’ve always believed that a true global network of offices is critical to achieving success in the supply chain, and that played out as expected, with outsized growth in regions where business has transitioned.“Further, the trade environment has placed an increased need for products such as customs brokerage, and our results show that we continue to execute well in this area. A broad range of solutions, technology and expertise has never been more important to help mitigate the uncertainty and ambiguity of the current marketplace,” he added.Air freight suffered the most – a 5% drop in July volumes was followed by 9% declines in August and September – with revenue for the quarter down by over $100m to $715m. Ocean fright revenue was flat at $585m, while its customs brokerage saw revenue increase 15% to $774m.“Our focus on providing an extremely high level of service, coupled with deep knowledge and expertise, remains a winning strategy. We can’t execute this strategy without our global team and, as always, we are incredibly thankful for their effort and dedication,” Mr Musser said.Chief financial officer Bradley Powell added: “We again demonstrated strong performance in our customs brokerage, Transcon, ocean forwarding, and order management businesses during the quarter. In addition, we boosted our operating efficiency by paying close attention to costs across our global network.”Loadstar Premium editor Alessandro Pasetti described Expeditors’ management of working capital as “flawless”, as, despite the market weakness, the company managed to increase its net cash pile to $1.2bn from $990m at the same point last year.last_img read more

People / GertJan Roelands new SVP of sales & distribution of AF KLM Martinair Cargo

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 06/03/2020 GertJan Roelands has become senior vice president of sales & distribution of Air France KLM Martinair Cargo.He replaces Christophe Boucher, who has been appointed executive vice president of Air France Cargo.Mr Roelands is currently responsible for Area Europe at the cargo group, and has been with KLM since 1999, and in cargo since 2015. He has held positions in the passenger divisions, including in pricing and revenue management, and sales, and most recently as vice president commercial for Africa and Middle East at AF-KLM.Mr Boucher has been with AirFrance-KLM Cargo for nearly 16 years in a variety of positions, including vice president Asia, and vice president revenue management.last_img

Portion of barbed-wire fence dismantled in Ryanggang Province

first_img Portion of barbed-wire fence dismantled in Ryanggang Province US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again NewsEconomy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Facebook Twitter North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) TAGShuman rightsborder SHAREcenter_img News AvatarMun Dong HuiMun Dong Hui is one of Daily NK’s full-time journalists. Please direct any questions about his articles to [email protected] By Mun Dong Hui – 2018.08.24 5:36pm Satellite imagery of Kanggu-dong, Hyesan City (south of Amnok River), located in Ryanggang Province. Image: Google EarthBarbed-wire fencing traversing parts of Hyesan City bordering the Amnok River are being dismantled in a bid to improve its appearance to outside observers, report sources in the region.“In Hyesan, the barbed-wire fences are being dismantled and it’s rumored to be connected to Kim Jong Un’s site visits to Ryanggang Province last month,” a source in Ryanggang Province said on August 17.“It’s said that Kim Jong Un ordered the destruction of the barbed-wire fences to avoid potential human rights criticisms that could arise from foreigners seeing them in the border areas.”The source added that he has personally seen them being removed in Kanggu-dong (Hyesan City).The designated area in Hyesan, a city that lies directly across the river from Changbai, China, covers less than 50 meters.A separate source in Ryanggang Province who corroborated the removal of the barbed wire in this particular area said that the development has been accompanied by increased surveillance by patrol officers stationed in the area.“Now that those barbed-wire fences are coming down, the border guards have to be extra vigilant, poised to react quickly to any would-be border crossers or other illicit activities. Previously, the guards in that area were a little lax because they relied on the barriers.”For residents, however, the development appears to be of little significance.“With one word, the Supreme Leader (Kim Jong Un) can eliminate what once was and vice versa,” the additional source said. “Fences or not, people know what the border means.” News Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaderslast_img read more

Western Campus of UWI Welcomes First Batch of Students

first_imgRelatedWestern Campus of UWI Welcomes First Batch of Students RelatedWestern Campus of UWI Welcomes First Batch of Students Western Campus of UWI Welcomes First Batch of Students UncategorizedAugust 27, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The first batch of students who will study at the Western Jamaica Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), in Montego Bay, St. James turned up for orientation, today (August 26).Some 90 of the 120 registered students for the 2008/2009 academic year, attended the exercise. The campus has been established on the grounds of the former Chatwick Garden Hotel, overlooking the Sangster International Airport.Director of Student Services and Development at the UWI, Mona, Dr. Thelora Reynolds, told JIS News, that she was pleased at the amount of male students who were present at the orientation.“I am very glad for that, because the trend has been that we have less and less men in the institution, so I am very pleased to see so many male students,” she said.Dr. Reynolds explained that the new campus would begin with two faculties – Social Sciences, and Humanities and Education.“This is a campus within its right, and people will be able to complete their degrees here. For a start, we will only be having undergraduate degrees, but I am sure as we grow and we develop, we will be, perhaps in the near future, offering Masters and PhDs right from this campus,” she said.She said that the opening of the new campus would not affect the operations of the UWI School of Continuing Studies, which has been operating from Harrison House, on the Cornwall College grounds in Montego Bay, for many years.Dr. Reynolds pointed out that students of the School of Continuing Studies could read for Certificates and Diplomas, that would allow them to matriculate to read for a degree on one of the UWI campuses, so there is still a need for the School of Continuing Studies.She said that, like all the other UWI campuses, the Western Jamaica Campus, has students from across the region.center_img RelatedWestern Campus of UWI Welcomes First Batch of Students Advertisementslast_img read more

UWI Hosts Information Fair at Montego Bay Campus

first_imgRelatedUWI Hosts Information Fair at Montego Bay Campus RelatedUWI Hosts Information Fair at Montego Bay Campus RelatedUWI Hosts Information Fair at Montego Bay Campus FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Hundreds of students from secondary and tertiary institutions across Western Jamaica participated in a two-day information fair hosted by the University of the West Indies (UWI) at its Western Jamaica Campus, in Montego Bay from November 27 to 28.According to Assistant Registrar in the admissions section at the UWI Mona Campus, Marjorie Bolero-Haughton, the fair was aimed at bringing to western Jamaica, what the university offers, in its entirety. She said that all the faculties and campuses of the institution were represented at the fair, with a view to enlightening potential students about the programmes being offered.“So for the two days we have targeted sixth form students from the high schools, which have sixth forms, (and) we have invited the Community College and Undergrad School, to come in and see what the university has to offer to the people of western Jamaica, and to Jamaica as a whole,” she stated.Describing the attendance on Friday as much better than that of the previous day, Mrs. Haughton said she was pleased with the overall attendance. She noted that the fair also included a seminar for Guidance Counselors, aimed at assisting them to best prepare their students for studies at the UWI.“So we talked about our programme offerings, we talked about the application process, applying online, opportunities for study abroad that are available to our students, (and) we had someone from our office of student financing talking to them about scholarships and bursaries that are available to our students,” she said.“Of course the university prize itself in that we not only look at the academics aspects, but we have an office of student services and development which look at the other softer skills that are needed out in the world of work, and they too are here to showcase to the students what are the benefits of the out of classroom learning activity that are offered at the UWIm,” she stated.The Assistant Registrar emphasized that the UWI Mona Western Jamaica Campus is “here to stay”, adding that with time, there will be additions to the infrastructure as it now stands.Meanwhile, several of the students attending the fair told JIS News that by attending the event, they have been more informed about the requirements for attending any campus of the university. Some have expressed the view that the proximity of the Western Jamaica Campus has increased the possibility of their attendance to the UWI.The UWI Mona Western Jamaica Campus has over 180 registered students in two faculties.center_img UWI Hosts Information Fair at Montego Bay Campus UncategorizedDecember 1, 2008 Advertisementslast_img read more

Pepper Farmer Using Greenhouse Technology to Produce Scotch Bonnet Seedlings

first_imgRelatedPepper Farmer Using Greenhouse Technology to Produce Scotch Bonnet Seedlings FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Raymond Sukarloo was elated to hear that the Ministry of Agriculture was assisting farmers islandwide to set up pepper nurseries. He had been waiting for such an opportunity.“For years I have been longing to have a nursery and the Agricultural Support Services Project (ASSP), came along and put up a structure and has been monitoring it,” he tells JIS News in an interview.At his eight-acre farm in Nightingale Grove, St. Catherine, Mr. Sukarloo now has a large greenhouse pepper nursery, with thousands of flourishing scotch bonnet pepper seedlings.Pepper cultivation under greenhouse conditions, has been proven to increase drought tolerance, sustain plant vigour, enhance pollination and build plant resistance against major diseases.Mr. Sukarloo’s nursery is one of 16 that will be established under greenhouse conditions by the Ministry of Agriculture, through the ASSP, in an effort to meet the demand of the agro-processing trade, and for sale on the domestic market. Each nursery has the capacity to produce approximately 94,464 seedlings in six weeks. So far, nine nurseries have been set up and others are in various stages of construction.Mr. Sukarloo explains that his greenhouse now contains 40,000 seedlings, which are cultivated in 200-cell or 72-cell seedling trays.When the JIS visited his farm recently, the seedlings in the greenhouse were ready for distribution through the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), to small farmers in St. Catherine. The seedlings are produced in line with a quota set by RADA.To speed-up the sowing operations, Mr. Sukarloo constructed a seed-dropping electric machine, which has the capacity to sow seeds into 100 of the 72-cell trays within an hour.“It eliminates manual labour and it is a much faster method of sowing the seeds,” he adds, while demonstrating how the rugged-looking equipment, made from an old vacuum cleaner, operates.Pepper farmer, Raymond Sukarloo (right), and Agro-Business Development Officer of the Agricultural Support Services Project (ASSP), Peter Edman, pepper farmer examine one of the 72-cell seedling trays at Mr. Sukarloo’s farm, in Nightingale, St. Catherine.Asked to explain his success in growing the plants, the farmer emphasises that they need tender care. “Every day I look at them. I walk through the house, look at the plants to see what they need. I fertilise and water every other day, so that’s a routine for about five weeks,” he points out.He also inspects the insect-resistant greenhouse, to ensure that insects are not crawling around. Those that enter through the ground are caught by traps set around the sides of the house.Mr. Sukarloo had no previous experience in greenhouse farming, but he has kept abreast with the technology by reading and watching video cassettes on seedling production. Additionally, RADA Extension officers and personnel from the ASSP visit the farm regularly, to advise him on technical matters.The greenhouse farmer is also kept busy tending to other crops. He has a thriving RelatedPepper Farmer Using Greenhouse Technology to Produce Scotch Bonnet Seedlings RelatedPepper Farmer Using Greenhouse Technology to Produce Scotch Bonnet Seedlingscenter_img Advertisements Pepper Farmer Using Greenhouse Technology to Produce Scotch Bonnet Seedlings AgricultureMarch 10, 2009last_img read more

Desmond Blades Saw Opportunity in Adversity… Says PM

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding has hailed businessman, Desmond Blades as an icon and champion of industry who richly deserved to be recognised with a high award of the nation.Mr. Golding expressed these sentiments during the conferment of the Order of Jamaica by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Patrick Allen on Mr. Blades at a brief ceremony at Kings House this morning, May 12.The Prime Minister said of Mr. Blades: that “When companies, much larger than his own could not survive the onslaught of forces of one kind or of another, he was able not only to survive, but was able to grow and expand..He saw opportunities in adversity and knew how to turn them into triumph.”A native of Barbados, Mr. Blades and Peggy his wife of 60 years, have lived and raised their family in Jamaica for nearly 50 years. The octogenarian, who is a cancer survivor, stood throughout his conferment in the upstairs drawing room of Kings House with family members including his wife, grandchildren and great grandchildren.Colleague and close friend, education activist, writer and businessman, Ralph Thompson, recalled that Mr. Blades believed in Jamaica during trying times in the country’s history.“When things got tough, he never moved; he stayed. He is a very brave fellow and a fighter.”Recipients of the Order of Jamaica, which has as its motto “For a Covenant of the People”, have a high level of achievement in their chosen field and have demonstrated an optimistic outlook for Jamaica. RelatedDesmond Blades Saw Opportunity in Adversity… Says PM RelatedDesmond Blades Saw Opportunity in Adversity… Says PM Desmond Blades Saw Opportunity in Adversity… Says PM Office of the Prime MinisterMay 12, 2009center_img RelatedDesmond Blades Saw Opportunity in Adversity… Says PM Advertisementslast_img read more

New blast laboratory to help protect against terrorist attacks

first_imgNew blast laboratory to help protect against terrorist attacks University of Sheffield engineers are launching a new world class laboratory that will provide an unprecedented insight into the behaviour of explosives and their resulting fragmentsFirst of its kind facility will provide a safe environment for explosive, fragment and ballistic tests – which could inform ways to protect critical infrastructure and urban environments from terrorist attacksLaboratory will enable crucial research to understand how explosives interact with, and their effects are influenced by, materials and structures that confine themNew facility will help academia and industry better optimise materials capable of resisting or mitigating blast effectsA new world class laboratory that is set to develop an unprecedented insight into the behaviour of explosives – data which could help to improve the UK’s ability to protect against terrorist attacks – is being launched by engineers at the University of Sheffield.The first of its kind facility, led by Dr Sam Clarke from the University’s Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, could help academia and industry to better optimise materials that are capable of resisting or mitigating the effects of explosions.Thanks to £1.3 million of government funding as part of the World Class Labs initiative announced today (6 January 2021), the Sheffield researchers are building a new laboratory that will provide a safe environment in which explosive, fragment and ballistic tests can be conducted whilst allowing the highest possible spectrum of data to be collected.The data could inform ways to protect critical infrastructure and urban environments, such as buildings and vehicles, against explosive threats.Most experimental research on the impact of blasts uses highly simplified geometric scenarios. However, as real-world explosions often occur in more complex settings, such as densely populated cities and urban areas, there is a need to better understand how explosives interact with, and their effects are influenced by, the materials and structures that surround them. This includes the detonation products and resulting fragments produced by an explosion that pose a major risk to life.The laboratory at Sheffield will be able to deliver this crucial insight using a new reinforced concrete blast chamber, capable of withstanding a 1kg explosive internal blast. The chamber will allow the deployment of a protected blast diagnostic system, consisting of dual ultra-high-speed cameras for digital image correlation of structural responses to explosions, a high-speed mid-wave infrared camera for analysing the temperature and spectroscopy of explosions, and four-channel flash x-ray for internal diagnostics of how materials respond to blasts.A separate fragment launcher will also be able to fire projectiles into the chamber, enabling ballistic interactions with structures and materials to be studied in isolation of the blast where necessary.The testing facility will be able to fully quantify how an explosive interacts with its immediate confining materials and structures, which could be used to develop methods for mitigating and reducing the impact generated from explosives through the intelligent application of materials.The Sheffield group will feed the new insights through to academic and industrial partners who have a wealth of experience in designing blast protective systems, in order to optimise blast-resistant materials.The laboratory will also be capable of testing the impact that explosives can have on cities under various scenarios, which will provide crucial data for engineering models that inform risk assessments for high-risk infrastructure projects.Dr Sam Clarke, Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, said: “The grant provides a step-change in our capabilities to investigate the region very close to an explosive detonation. The combination of ultra-high speed cameras, thermal imaging and flash x-ray diagnostics, combined with our current capabilities in load characterisation will give us a unique capability to push forward research into protecting people from devastating blast effects.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Ballistic, building, digital, Engineering, environment, explosion, Government, industry, infrastructure, research, risk assessment, Sheffield, testing, UK, university, University of Sheffieldlast_img read more