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Everton’s Marco Silva accuses Anthony Martial of diving for penalty

first_imgEverton Anthony Martial dazzles to help Manchester United edge past Everton Share on Pinterest Idrissa Gueye appeared to touch the ball before Martial made contact with his leg. Everton’s manager said: “It was not a penalty – it is clear the player dived, it leaves a bad sensation. I told the players at half-time it was not a fair result. When the game is balanced in the first 20-25 minutes, the penalty starts to put them ahead in the match and more comfortable.“That moment, it was no penalty. It was difficult for us. That moment makes it easy for our opponents. You are more exposed then because you have to take more risks. They scored a fantastic goal but we had a good chance to score at 2-1.”Gylfi Sigurdsson scored Everton’s goal from the spot after Richarlison was felled by Chris Smalling. “Our one was a clear penalty, not like the first one,” Silva said. “The referee is there in that moment and it looks like my player touched the ball. I don’t think it is a tough decision. I don’t want to talk about it more because I respect the referee. One thing is clear is that without that moment, it would have been more tough for them. When you play against Manchester United, and in their stadium, they create chances. The referee made things easier for them, but we have to shoot better in some situations.” news José Mourinho said: “I think the referee was very good in all the game. He was solid and consistent. In the two penalty actions he was consistent.” Topics Share via Email Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIncenter_img Share on Facebook Read more Marco Silva accused Anthony Martial of diving for Manchester United’s 27th-minute penalty in their 2-1 victory over Everton. Paul Pogba scored on the rebound following Jordan Pickford’s save. Manchester United Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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19 days agoBarcelona coach Valverde admits Dembele dismissal baffled him

first_imgBarcelona coach Valverde admits Dembele dismissal baffled himby Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admits Ousmane Dembele’s dismissal against Sevilla baffled him.Dembele was sent off late in Barcelona’s win for comments made to the referee just moments after Ronald Araujo was shown a straight red himself.It has been reported that the Frenchman said “very bad, you’re very bad” to the referee, which saw him given his marching orders.”I don’t know what he said,” Valverde said when asked for his opinion in his post-match press conference.”But I don’t think it was too long a sentence.”With the Araujo dismissal on his debut, it didn’t seem like a foul to me.”Then the Dembele one is a mystery.”Looking at the match as a whole, Valverde was understandably delighted to finish with such a comprehensive scoreline.”It was a complicated and important game for us,” he explained.”They’ve had a lot of chances, but this is what it is.”They left spaces and we had more punch, which proved key.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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19 days agoChelsea winger Christian Pulisic eyeing loan move away

first_imgChelsea winger Christian Pulisic eyeing loan move awayby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Christian Pulisic is eyeing a loan move away in January.The Daily Mailsays he is said to be considering asking for a loan move away from Chelsea if he is not given more opportunities soon.Pulisic has found himself falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge just three months after completing his £58million move from Borussia Dortmund.The 21-year-old has been an unused sub in the last three Premier League matches – and hasn’t been seen in top flight action since August.Now the American is open to the prospect of moving elsewhere in January if Frank Lampard continues to overlook him in his Chelsea plans. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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BELL MEDIAS THE MOVIE NETWORK HBO CANADA AND CRAVETV COME TOGETHER AS

first_imgThe new Crave is an unrivalled value proposition offered in two packages – Crave and Crave + Movies + HBO – giving Canadians flexibility to choose the programming that best suits their needs.“We’re excited to present one of the best entertainment offerings in North America, delivering thousands of hours of prestige programming at an unbeatable value,” said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. “Crave is immediately positioning itself as the leading option in Canada’s increasingly competitive streaming and SVOD market.”“As HBO continues to create ground-breaking content, movies are bringing in record-breaking Pay TV audiences, and family-friendly titles continue to be some of the most popular On Demand and SVOD selections,” said Tracey Pearce, President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. “This is the content Canadians crave, and we’re delivering it on whatever platform they want.”The PlatformsCrave is available today through participating television providers across Canada. This gives consumers the added opportunity to access the Crave linear channels on traditional set-top boxes, as well as via On Demand channels, through the Crave app (iOS and Android), and online at Crave.ca. Customers should contact their television provider for pricing and details on how to subscribe.Crave is available as of Monday, November 5 directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet at Crave.ca, and via the Crave app on iOS and Android. Over the coming weeks, Crave will become available on all other partner platforms such as Apple TV, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TVs, and Amazon Fire TV.Direct PackagesOffered at $9.99/month (plus applicable taxes), an Internet-only subscription to Crave includes exclusive access to more than 11,000 hours of content such as Crave Originals, current SHOWTIME programming, select HBO library content and previous seasons of some current HBO hits, a collection of VICE programming, acclaimed TV series, kids’ programming from WOW! Unlimited Media, and much more. Visit Crave.ca/subscribe for more information.For an additional $9.99/month ($19.98 total plus applicable taxes), Crave + Movies + HBO includes all the great content mentioned above, plus HBO’s current lineup of ground-breaking series, movies, documentaries and specials, and some of the best Hollywood-hit movies, spanning all genres. Visit Crave.ca/subscribe for more information.Television Service Provider PackagesCrave packages are available across Canada through participating television service providers. TV subscribers should contact their provider for pricing details and availability.The ContentOn Crave:The SHOWTIME Collection, which includes current programming like RAY DONOVAN, KIDDING, BILLIONS, THE AFFAIR, ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA, PATRICK MELROSE, WHO IS AMERICA?, THE CHI, as well as past SHOWTIME hits such as DEXTER, TWIN PEAKS, EPISODES, CALIFORNICATION, and PENNY DREADFUL.The extensive HBO Collection, featuring HBO’s vast off-air library with classics such as THE SOPRANOS, THE WIRE, SEX AND THE CITY, ENTOURAGE, GIRLS, and more, plus select past seasons of HBO hits like GAME OF THRONES, BALLERS, INSECURE, and BIG LITTLE LIES.Recent watercooler hits such as THE HANDMAID’S TALE, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, KILLING EVE, CASTLE ROCK, and more.The VICE Collection, featuring buzz-worthy titles like THE HUNT FOR THE TRUMP TAPES WITH TOM ARNOLD, the Emmy-nominated GAYCATION with Ellen Page, MOST EXPENSIVEST, F*CK THAT’S DELICIOUS, and THE TRIXIE & KATYA SHOW. Additional titles will join the collection early next year.Complete libraries of some of TV’s most iconic series like SEINFELD, CHEERS, FRASIER, and more.The Comedy Central Collection, featuring Seasons 1-21 of SOUTH PARK, NATHAN FOR YOU, BROAD CITY, and more.Two Kid’s Collections from WOW! Unlimited Media featuring THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON BEAR, LEAGUE OF SUPER EVIL, THE PALS, and all four original seasons of REBOOT, plus the upcoming PEPPA PIG, WORLD OF QUEST, DOODLEBOPS ROADSHOW, and more.A limited-time offering of Starz content, such as COUNTERPART, VIDA, and SWEETBITTER, plus select previous seasons of POWER and PARTY DOWN.Crave Originals like the award-winning comedy LETTERKENNY, Crave Original stand-up specials created in partnership with Just For Laughs, the upcoming in-depth interview series MUCH STUDIOS PRESENTS: MIKE ON MUCH, and upcoming satirical dramedy NEW EDEN.On Crave + Movies + HBO:The thousands of hours of unrivalled television programming mentioned above, PLUS:HBO’s current lineup of ground-breaking series, movies, documentaries and specials such as GAME OF THRONES, WESTWORLD, SHARP OBJECTS, LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, CAMPING, THE DEUCE, THE SHOP, the upcoming miniseries MY BRILLIANT FRIEND, and all-new seasons of TRUE DETECTIVE and VEEP.Hollywood-hit movies from most major movie studios spanning all genres, such as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Wonder Woman, Pitch Perfect 3, Fifty Shades Freed, The Greatest Showman, Pacific Rim Uprising, Rampage, Red Sparrow, and countless others.An expanded Crave Kids Collection, featuring family-friendly movies like Despicable Me 3, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Ferdinand, The Boss Baby, and Paddington 2.TMN and TMN Encore RebrandThe former TMN Pay TV linear channels are now rebranded as Crave 1, Crave 2, Crave 3, Crave 4, HBO Canada 1, and HBO Canada 2.TMN Encore Pay TV channels are now Encore 1 and Encore 2. As was previously announced, Starz and Bell Media have entered into an exclusive, long-term alliance to bring Starz to Canada, with TMN Encore rebranding in 2019.Former TMN subscribers now have access to thousands of hours of additional content through Crave.ca and the Crave app not available to them before, such as the award-winning Canadian comedy series LETTERKENNY, plus watercooler TV hits like THE HANDMAID’S TALE, KILLING EVE, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, and CASTLE ROCK.TMN GO will be decommissioned and users will now access their on-demand content through the all-new Craveapp, or by logging into Crave.ca with credentials from their television service provider.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:@CraveCanada@CraveCanadaPR@HBOCanadaFacebook/HBOCanadaInstagram/HBOCanadaAbout Crave:Delivering more Emmy® Award-winning programming than any other service, Crave is Canada’s prestige entertainment offering, with HBO, SHOWTIME®, Starz, Hollywood-hit movies, a superior collection of kid’s movies and programs, and thousands of hours of acclaimed television series, specials, factual programming, and originals that can’t be found anywhere else. Crave is the exclusive home of HBO in Canada, delivering HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, documentaries, films, and live specials, as well as titles from HBO’s extensive off-air library. Crave is also home to current SHOWTIME series and specials, and past SHOWTIME hits. Crave is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet via iOS and Android, and other platforms. It’s also available through participating television providers across six 24-hour High Definition linear and on demand channels. Crave is from Bell Media, Canada’s leading content company, providing Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming on network, specialty, pay and digital platforms. Visit our website at Crave.ca. Facebook TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2018 – Bell Media announced today the all-new Crave, featuring a catalogue of some of the most sought-after content in the world and more Emmy® Award-winning programming than any other service in Canada. For the first time ever, current HBO programming, including new episodes of GAME OF THRONES, as well as box-office hits such as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Wonder Woman, are available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet. Additionally, Pay TV service The Movie Network (TMN) rebrands as Crave today, making the brand ubiquitous across all platforms.The all-new Crave is available through participating television providers today and directly to consumers as of Monday, November 5 on Crave.ca, iOS, and Android. Crave becomes available on additional platforms in the coming weeks, including the ability to subscribe directly via the Crave app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.Crave’s exceptional entertainment offering is home to HBO, SHOWTIME®, Hollywood hit movies, VICE programming, a superior collection of kids’ content including movies as well as programs from WOW! Unlimited Media, and thousands of hours of acclaimed television series and original programming not found anywhere else. Advertisement Advertisement Twittercenter_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment All-new Crave home page user interface (CNW Group/Crave) Advertisementlast_img read more

Scientists create comprehensive new method to predict breast cancer risk

first_imgReviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Jan 14 2019Scientists have created the most comprehensive method yet to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a study by Cancer Research UK published in Genetics in Medicine.They have a developed a way of calculating the risk of developing the disease by combining information on family history and genetics with other factors such as weight, age at menopause, alcohol consumption and use of hormone replacement therapy.Although individually some of these things have a small impact on the likelihood of developing the disease, researchers found that by considering all of them at once, plus family history and genetics, they can identify groups of women who have different risks of developing breast cancer.Importantly, for the first time, researchers have taken into account more than 300 genetic indicators for breast cancer. This makes calculating the risk much more precise than ever before.From this, the researchers have created an online calculator for GPs to use in their surgeries. Some GPs, practice nurses and genetic counselors are testing this tool before it is considered for wider use. Doctors are prompted to answer a series of online questions about their patient including their medical and family history, whether they have any known genetic alterations linked to cancer, their weight and whether they drink alcohol.In the future, information like this could help to tailor breast cancer screening depending on an individual’s risk. For example, it could help determine what age they are first invited for breast screening or how regularly they are invited to receive it.The risk calculation could also help people to make decisions about preventative therapy – such as identifying women at high risk who may benefit from taking the drug tamoxifen – as well as encouraging women to think about the ways they could reduce the risk themselves, for example trying to keep a healthy weight.Related StoriesSugary drinks linked to cancer finds studyNew study to ease plight of patients with advanced cancerTrends in colonoscopy rates not aligned with increase in early onset colorectal cancerProfessor Antonis Antoniou, lead author at the University of Cambridge, said: “This is the first time that anyone has combined so many elements into one breast cancer prediction tool. It could be a game changer for breast cancer because now we can identify large numbers of women with different levels of risk – not just women who are at high risk.”This should help doctors to tailor the care they provide depending on their patients’ level of risk. For example, some women may need additional appointments with their doctor to discuss screening or prevention options and others may just need advice on their lifestyle and diet. “We hope this means more people can be diagnosed early and survive their disease for longer, but more research and trials are needed before we will fully understand how this could be used.”Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. Nearly 55,000 women are diagnosed with the disease each year. But a large proportion of breast cancer cases occur in people who are at an increased risk. Cancer Research UK has helped to double breast cancer survival over the last 40 years.Dr Richard Roope, Cancer Research UK’s GP expert, said: “Research like this is hugely exciting because in the future it will enable us to offer much more tailored care which will benefit patients and make best use of the services that we have available.”Although having an increased risk of breast cancer means a woman is more likely to develop the disease – it’s by no means a certainty. A woman at high risk may never get breast cancer just as a woman at low risk still could. But any woman with concerns should speak to her GP to discuss the options.”Source: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2019-01-15-researchers-develop-comprehensive-new-way-to-predict-breast-cancer-risklast_img read more

Mothers with children taken into outofhome care more likely to receive inadequate

first_img Source:http://www.cmaj.ca/ Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 25 2019Mothers whose first child was taken into care were found to have inadequate or no prenatal care during subsequent pregnancies, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://bit.ly/2In4aS7.The study was conducted in the province of Manitoba, which has one of the highest rates of children in out-of-home care in developed countries. About 3% of children live in homes without parental caregivers compared with a rate of 1% of children in most developed countries.A total of 52 438 mothers were included in the study, of whom 1284 (2.4%) had their first child placed in out-of-home care before conceiving a second child. These mothers were more likely to have a substance use disorder, live in low-income and urban neighborhoods, receive income assistance and have diabetes. They were also 46% more likely to receive inadequate prenatal care than women whose children had not been taken into care.”Previous research has identified a fear of detection or involvement with child protection services as an important barrier for at-risk pregnant women, potentially leading to disengagement from, avoidance of or delayed presentation to prenatal care,” writes Dr. Elizabeth Wall-Wieler, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, with coauthors. “We expect this fear to be intensified for pregnant women who had their first child taken into care by child protection services because they may fear this happening again.”A harm reduction approach that provides easily accessible and nonjudgmental prenatal care could increase access to care for these women.”Pregnancy presents an important opportunity to increase positive outcomes for vulnerable women and to enable children to have the best possible start in life,” write the authors. “This represents an obligation within the child rights principles and a crucial strategy for reducing population-level health disparities.”Related StoriesGuidelines to help children develop healthy habits early in lifeWhy Mattresses Could be a Health Threat to Sleeping ChildrenNew therapeutic food boosts key growth-promoting gut microbes in malnourished childrenIn a related commentary http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.190183, Indigenous maternal-child health experts Dr. Janet Smylie and Wanda Phillips-Beck state that the exposed cohort in the linked study “was very likely to be largely Indigenous.” They describe the barriers that First Nations, Inuit and Métis women face in accessing prenatal care, which Dr. Smylie saw while providing obstetric care in an urban clinic in the late 1990s. “These barriers included but went beyond the basic material needs such as transportation and the need to prioritize housing, food security and safe child care over scheduled medical appointments. Women feared being misunderstood and incorrectly judged by culturally biased maternity care providers who, without reflection on how social stereotyping was driving their clinical interactions and decision-making, would deem them inadequate mothers-to-be and contact child protection agencies.”The authors state that this situation is a consequence of colonialism. “These processes are also acknowledged to be ongoing, contributing to a situation where there are now more Indigenous children in Canada’s child welfare system than when residential schools were at their peak.”To move past this, there must be support for Indigenous-led community solutions with First Nations, Inuit and Métis actively involved in the research and system transformation.last_img read more

Workplace messaging startup Slack eyes 2019 IPO report

first_img Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Workplace collaboration software firm Slack is actively preparing for a share offering in early 2019, which be the largest in the tech sector since Snap’s debut last year, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Workplace software startup Slack valued at $7.1 bn in new funding © 2018 AFPcenter_img Stewart Butterfield is the CEO of the workplace software group Slack, which reportedly is preparing a public stock offering next year Citation: Workplace messaging startup Slack eyes 2019 IPO: report (2018, September 28) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-workplace-messaging-startup-slack-eyes.html Citing unnamed sources, the newspaper said Slack is aiming for an initial public offering (IPO) in the first half of the year that would value the California startup at well above the $7.1 billion it reached in its most recent funding round.The company declined to comment, with a spokesman saying “Slack does not comment on rumors or speculation.”In August, the company raised $427 million to give it a valuation of some $7.1 billion, making it one of the most richly valued “unicorns,” or startups with private funding worth at least $1 billion.Slack, which offers real-time messaging for the workplace, said in its announcement it has more than eight million daily active users and more than 70,000 “paid teams” that subscribe to its premium services.Created in 2013, Slack has been a leader in the new segment but faces competition from the likes of Microsoft, Facebook and others offering workplace collaboration tools.Analysts say Slack has found a niche, especially among small- and medium-sized businesses, where employees can face information overload from email.Other richly valued unicorns reportedly aiming for an IPO in 2019 include ridesharing giants Uber and Lyft, and lodging startup Airbnb.last_img read more

Chernobyl begins new life as solar power park

first_imgUkraine, which has stopped buying natural gas from Russia in the last few years, aims to diversify its electricity generation.Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl plant exploded April 26, 1986 and the fallout contaminated up to three quarters of Europe, according to some estimates, especially hitting Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.Following the disaster, Soviet authorities evacuated hundreds of thousands of people and the vast territory—over 2,000 square kilometres wide—has remained abandoned. The other reactors were only gradually shut down, with the last closing in 2000, ending industrial activity in the area.Humans cannot return to live in the zone for another 24,000 years, according to the Ukrainian authorities. Ukraine launched Friday a park of photovoltaic panels at the former Chernobyl power plant as the country seeks to use solar power to give the scene of the world’s worst nuclear disaster a new lease on life. New solar panels at the site of the closed Chernobyl power plant, scene of the world’s worst nuclear disaster Solar will give a new lease on life to the contaminated site, as well as diversify Ukraine’s power sources © 2018 AFP Citation: Chernobyl begins new life as solar power park (2018, October 5) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-chernobyl-life-solar-power.htmlcenter_img The 1 million-euro ($1.2-million), one-megawatt plant is located just a hundred metres (yards) from a giant metal dome sealing the remains of the the nuclear power plant which suffered a catastrophic meltdown in 1986.”Today we are connecting the station to the power system of Ukraine,” Yevgen Varyagin, the head of Solar Chernobyl, a Ukrainian-German company behind the project, said at the launch ceremony.The facility, which is installed across an area of 1.6 hectares (4 acres), can power a medium-sized village, or about 2,000 households.Plans are to eventually produce 100 megawatts at the site, which due to contamination from radiation cannot be used for farming.Ukrainian authorities have offered investors nearly 2,500 hectares to construct solar panels, and beside the cheap price of the land the site is also attractive as it offers connections to the power grid.Foreign investors are attracted by the price at which Ukraine will buy the solar power, which exceeds the European average by 50 percent, according to experts. Ukraine puts out forest fire around Chernobyl This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore furtherlast_img read more

Increased costs bit US retailers despite higher holiday sales

first_imgSales were dented by a fire in a distribution center in West Virginia and a pre-Christmas “earn and redeem” promotional event that was unsuccessful, Macy’s said.”The holiday season began strong,” Macy’s Chief Executive Jeff Gennette said, “but weakened in the mid-December period and did not return to expected patterns until the week of Christmas.”Target said comparable sales grew 5.7 percent over the holiday, while Kohl’s put sales growth at 1.2 percent. L Brands, the parent of Victoria’s Secret, reported flat comparable sales for the five weeks ending January 5.Bookseller Barnes & Noble estimated sales growth at 1.3 percent over the two-month period, adding that its earnings guidance “may be reduced by as much as 10 percent” due to increased advertising and promotional costs.Shares of Target fell 4.0 percent, Kohl’s dropped 7.1 percent, L Brands 7.6 percent and Barnes & Noble plunged 13.0 percent.Analysts said the declines were exacerbated by expectations that earnings growth will be tough in 2019 after a strong 2018 following the US tax cut enacted in late 2017.An exception was Bed Bath & Beyond, which surged 13.5 percent after it projected flat earnings in 2019 instead of the decline that had been previously seen. The company expects investments in store beautification, e-commerce software upgrades and other ventures to pay off more.The company raised its threshold for offering free shipping to $39 from $29 and required a threshold for delivery of $19 over the Thanksgiving weekend instead of nothing.”You’ll have certain customers perhaps not buy due to the higher threshold and perhaps other customers add something to the cart,” said Chief Executive Steven Temares.”It does have some impact on sales, but it’s difficult to quantify.” Holiday shopping reports released Thursday underscored anew the challenges US retailers face in the Amazon era—even if consumers are willing to open their wallets to spend. The updates were a mixed bag overall, with several retailers reporting small or moderate increases in comparable store sales during the critical November-December period.But a report from Macy’s aroused the most angst on Wall Street, after the chain slashed its profit forecast even as it signaled a modest increase in sales.Shares in Macy’s plunged almost 20 percent, while nearly every major retailer was pulled down as well.That included companies like Target that reported higher holiday sales and confirmed—but did not raise—profit forecasts.The results were an ugly finale to a holiday shopping season that opened with high expectations owing to robust consumer confidence amid a strong employment market, relatively low gasoline prices and a boost from tax cuts.Mastercard SpendingPulse in December estimated holiday sales growth of around 5.1 percent to more than $850 billion, the strongest jump in the last six years.By that estimate, the 2018 holiday shopping season was a strong one—just not for retailers.”It was a good season. Consumers had more money to spend. They spent it,” said retail industry consultant Dana Telsey. “But the cost of doing business is getting higher.” Citation: Increased costs bit US retailers despite higher holiday sales (2019, January 11) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-01-bit-retailers-higher-holiday-sales.html Bed Bath & Beyond shares surged 13.5 percent after it projected flat earnings in 2019 instead of the decline that had been previously seen Macy’s had higher sales over the holidays, but still had to trim its profit forecast because of higher costs. Explore further Eating costsTraditional brick-and-mortar retailers have invested in heavily beefing up their online platforms and offering incentives to lure buyers, such as free shipping during the peak holiday season.At the same time, these companies also have spent heavily to improve the in-store experience, hiring consultants to help beautify the surroundings and in many cases employing more workers during the peak festive season.The latest results suggested retailers still have not found a winning recipe for the transition to the e-commerce era.”We know expenses are always a problem as more and more stuff moves online because people simply will not pay for you shipping it to them,” said retail industry consultant Jan Rogers Kniffen.”They want it to be the same price in the store in my door. That’s just the way it is.”Experts say the retail industry is still undergoing an existential shakeout. Retailers ate more of the promotion costs over the holiday season, denting the profit boost despite a strong consumer environment. Target plays to strength, combining digital sales and stores This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2019 AFP Companies like Macy’s, JC Penney and Gap have shuttered stores in recent years, while Toys “R” Us went out of business—a fate that could soon befall iconic American retailer Sears.Wall Street seeing redMacy’s shares tumbled 18.7 percent after it reported an increase of 1.1 percent in comparable sales, but lowered its annual earnings forecast to a range of $3.95 to $4.00 a share from $4.10 to $4.30.last_img read more

Fraud probe targets top Porsche bosses report

first_img German prosecutors raid Porsche in corruption probe Citation: Fraud probe targets top Porsche bosses: report (2019, May 29) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-fraud-probe-porsche-bosses.html Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Prosecutors had said Tuesday they were probing five senior managers at the German sports car maker over “unjustified” and “disproportionately large” payments to the worker representative, but did not name the suspects.Citing search warrants from Tuesday’s raids at Porsche and other offices and private homes, news site Spiegel Online reported Porsche’s finance director Lutz Meschke, human resources boss Andreas Haffner and CEO Blume were all in investigators’ sights.The outsized salary, bonuses and in-kind compensation to the former works council leader could have represented “fraud against Porsche” by the people behind them, prosecutors said.Porsche and the people involved declined to comment, citing the ongoing investigation, Spiegel reported.Porsche confirmed Tuesday to AFP that the searches had taken place, adding that the carmaker “is cooperating fully with the authorities.”The raids were not related to Porsche’s role in “dieselgate”, the emissions cheating scandal over which it agreed to pay a fine of 535 million euros ($669 million) earlier this month.Parent company Volkswagen admitted in 2015 to manipulating 11 million vehicles worldwide to appear less polluting in the lab than on the road.center_img © 2019 AFP Three top executives at Volkswagen subsidiary Porsche including chief Oliver Blume are under investigation over alleged excessive payments to a former works council leader, according to a Wednesday media report. Porsche CEO Oliver Blume is among three top executives at the sports car maker under investigation, according to a German media reportlast_img read more

MH17 nextofkin say Msias stand on investigation confusing demand briefing

first_img Nation 09 Jul 2019 Dr M: No one to lead Malaysia Airlines yet Airlines 15 Jun 2019 Investigators to identify Malaysia Airline MH17 suspects Related News KUALA LUMPUR: The next-of-kin (NOK) of 31 victims of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 has urged local authorities to brief them over its action plans over the mystery of the ill-fated plane which went down in 2014.In a statement, NOK said the inaction by local authorities has caused distress and discontent.According to the group, Malaysia Airlines and Khazanah Nasional Bhd had not released any statements over the MH17 investigation.”We would therefore like to be briefed by the relevant Malaysian authorities on the action plans in place, if any, which are aimed to uncover the truth behind the incident which had taken the lives of 41 Malaysian citizens. AdChoices广告NOK also criticised contradicting statements made by the government against the Joint Investigation Team (JIT).”These statements have added confusion and caused anguish to some of the NOK,” it added.Last June, the JIT, consisting of Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine, announced that four individuals – three Russians and one Ukrainian – would be charged with the downing of MH17.According to the NOK, Malaysia’s representative on the JIT, Mohamed Hanafiah, said that Malaysia supported the JIT’s conclusions .”Notwithstanding, statements made by Malaysian officials subsequent to said press conference are inconsistent with the position taken by Mohamed Hanafiah.”To our knowledge, the JIT is the only body that has been working tirelessly for the last five years to uncover the truth behind the MH17 incident and to hold accountable those responsible for the tragedy.”In the absence of any other investigations or findings, we would like to express our full support to the JIT and the findings which have since been presented.”We would also like to place on record our sincere gratitude and appreciation for their efforts thus far.”On June 20, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad described the decision to charge the four individuals with murder over flight MH17 as a political plot against Russia.He said Malaysia was not convinced by the JIT’s findings and demanded that the investigators provide proof that the Russians were behind the shooting.The four were Russian nationals Igor Girkin, Sergey Dubinskiy and Oleg Pulatov, and Ukrainian Leonid Kharchenko.Related stories:Wisma Putra: Work with JIT to bring justice for MH17Pompeo ups MH17 pressurePM: Blaming Russia for MH17 is politically motivatedMalaysia Airlines others avoid parts of Iran-controlled airspaceCharging Individuals on the basis of a deeply flawed investigationResuscitating Malaysia Airlines now is a tough call: JomoMH17 probe still an ongoing process, says Saifuddin World 19 Jun 2019 Russians, Ukrainian to face murder charges over downing of Flight MH17 Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

Siddaramaiah exudes confidence of winning trust vote says its a joint decision

first_imgSiddaramaiah exudes confidence of winning trust vote, says it’s a joint decisionSenior Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Friday said the decision to seek a trust vote by the coalition government headed by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy was taken by the two ruling partners and asserted it has the numbers.advertisement Next Press Trust of India BengaluruJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 20:00 IST Replying to questions, Siddaramaiah said without numbers or confidence none will seek a trust vote. (Photo: PTI)Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Friday said the decision to seek a trust vote by the coalition government headed by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy was taken by the two ruling partners and asserted it has the numbers.The Congress Legislature Party Leader also said he had been talking to disgruntled party MLAs barring Roshan Baig because he has been suspended.”Yesterday, we took the decision (on the trust vote) after discussions,” the former chief minister told reporters.Kumaraswamy, whose government is teetering on the brink of collapse after 16 MLAs of the ruling combine resigned, made the announcement about trust vote in the assembly earlier on Friday.Replying to questions, Siddaramaiah said without numbers or confidence none will seek a trust vote.”We have confidence, so we are moving the confidence motion,” he added.On how the ruling combine would muster the numbers, Siddaramaiah said, How can we disclose now? You will come to know when the vote of confidence is moved. Things like how it will happen, who will be present cannot be disclosed now.”To a question, he ruled out the possibility of a counter-operation to the alleged toppling bid of BJP, saying his party did not belive in operations.He refused to comment on the Supreme Court ordering status quo in the matter of resignation and disqualification of ten rebel MLAs.However, he added the Speaker was empowered under the anti-defection law to decide on disqualification of MLAs.Also Read | Karnataka crisis: Will face all issues on floor of House, says CM KumaraswamyAlso Read | Karnataka crisis: No decision on rebel MLAs till July 16, SC tells SpeakerAlso Watch | Kumaraswamy seeks floor test, says he govt has numbersFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShifa Naseer Tags :Follow KumaraswamyFollow Karnataka crisisFollow Siddaramaiahlast_img read more