n Greencore has appointed Jonathan Hodgson as commercial director of its cakes and desserts division. The previous commercial director, Paul Rhodes was appointed as MD of Greencore Cakes & Desserts in 2006. Hodgson joins from Young’s Seafoods where he was account group director managing a team looking after the major multiples.n A new survey claims that 95% of older workers enjoy working with their younger colleagues.Commissioned by Jobcentre Plus, to mark the first anniversary of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, the research found that out of 750 young workers that were questioned, 91% think their older colleagues bring experience, 63% understanding and 58% reliability.n The latest exhibitors to sign up for the Baking Industry Exhibition include California Raisins, Food Tools Inc and CBES Food Systems. The exhibition takes place at Birmingham’s NEC on April 6-9 2008, alongside Food & Drink Expo, the Convenience Retailing Show and Foodex Meatex.n Northern Irish bakery Ormo is to support Help the Aged’s Helping Unite Generations (HUG) Appeal.HUG aims to encourage greater interaction between generations by reaching out to lonely people and Ormo is supporting this by donating 3p on every sale of selected Ormo items. Ormo is also encouraging community groups and organisations to host a fundraising Ormo HUG tea party.n The founder of Eurobuns, Asif Rangoonwala, scooped Retail, Food & Franchise Excellence at this year’s Lloyds TSB Southern Jewel Awards, which celebrate Asian businesses in the UK.
Liverpool have been busy in the transfer market this summer and, after securing several big signings ahead of the new season, manager Brendan Rodgers is looking to the future by signing teenage attacker Allan Rodrigues de Souza.Brazilian Allan joins countrymen Phillipe Coutinho, Lucas Leiva and summer signing Roberto Firmino at Anfield, following a £500,000 move from hometown team Internacional.As a club Liverpool aren’t shy of throwing youngsters in at the deep end, talkSPORT’s Transfer Spotlight profiles the Kop’s next potential prodigy…Name: Allan Rodrigues de SouzaDate of birth (Age): 03/03/1997 (18) Birthplace: Porto Alegre, BrazilPosition: Attacking MidfielderClub: LiverpoolWhat’s the latest?Liverpool moved quickly to seal a deal for the 18-year-old attacking midfielder after he impressed at a youth tournament for Internacional. After completing the £500,000 move, Allan joined up with the first team on their pre-season trip to Finland, where the youngster was an unused sub in the 2-0 win over HJK Helsinki.The lowdown1. Allan first caught Liverpool’s eye at the Frenz International Cup held in Indonesia and Kuala Lumpar earlier this year. The trickster’s happy knack of scoring long-range belters helped him captain Brazilian side Internacional to the title.2. Internacional have a fine recent record of producing top class attacking talent. Current Brazilian internationals to have left the club in recent years include Leandro Damião, Luiz Adriano, Oscar and Fred.3. Allan will likely link up with the club’s U21 side, who finished second in the 2014/15 Barclays Under 21 Premier League, four points behind winners Manchester United.Video evidenceComfortable on the ball and not afraid to strike from distance, Allan almost looks like a carbon copy of compatriot Coutinho. 1 Allan Rodrigues de Souza
The U.S. Commerce Department has imposed new import duties on photovoltaic panels from China and Taiwan, closing a loophole in an earlier ruling and giving U.S. manufacturers a little breathing room. The New York Times reported anti-dumping duties range from about 27 percent to 78 percent on panels made in China. Solar cells made in Taiwan are subject to rates of 11 percent to 28 percent, and there were separate anti-subsidy duties announced for Chinese modules.Mukesh Dulani, president of SolarWorld Americas, told the newspaper: “These remedies come just in time to enable the domestic industry to return to conditions of fair trade. The tariffs and scope set the stage for companies to create new jobs and build or expand factories on U.S. soil.”Announced last week, the new duties are an attempt to prevent Chinese manufacturers from circumventing an earlier ruling by using solar cells made in Taiwan. The Commerce Department has found that manufacturers were selling their panels at prices below the cost of making them, and that government subsidies to Chinese manufacturers were unfair. Some in the industry are criticalThe duties prompted a harsh exchange of words between the president of SolarWorld Americas, a panel manufacturer that originally filed a trade complaint in 2011, and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), a trade group.The Times said it was evidence of a fundamental divide in the market between U.S. panel manufacturers and companies that sell or lease PV systems to end users. Panel manufacturers should benefit because the duties will make their products more competitive, but solar installers worry that higher prices will keep potential buyers away and slow the growth of PV.Jigar Shah, president of the Coalition for Affordable Solar Energy, told The New York Times that the duties are “unnecessary,” and would drive up prices on PV panels needed by homeowners, installers, and utilities. “Taxing solar trade undermines both the spirit and efficacy of pledges made by the U.S. and China to work together in the battle against global warming,” he said.An executive with PetersenDean, a roofing and solar company, had much sharper words for the SEIA because of the trade groups’s opposition to the duties and its ties with Chinese-owned solar companies, the newspaper said. “SEIA has become nothing more than a tool used by Chinese companies to try and bankrupt and destroy American solar manufacturing,” said Erin Clark, PetersenDean’s president of solar. He called on leaders of the SEIA to resign.But in comments to The ECOreport, Ken Johnson, SEIA vice president for communications, claimed that PetersendDean is “hopelessly biased.”“The U.S. solar industry is not divided over this issue. Period. For whatever reason, PetersenDean has fallen for the false narrative that the ongoing trade litigation somehow represents the broad interests of U.S. solar manufacturing,” Johnson said. “That’s simply not true.” Impact on prices not yet knownThe Times said it wasn’t completely clear what the total tariff margins would be because there is some overlap between anti-dumping and subsidy penalties. Also, the original 2011 complaint filed by SolarWorld has been going through an appeal that won’t be wrapped up until next month. Greentech Media reported that the Commerce Department ruling now goes to the International Trade Commission. If commissioners agree that U.S. industry has been harmed, the tariffs will become permanent on February 1, but the ITC also could throw them out.Still, it seemed likely that prices will be going up.“Right now, our biggest concern is that there will be some ‘panic buying’ in the marketplace which, coupled with the tariffs, could cause prices to go up further,” Johnson said by email. “So far, we don’t have any hard figures.”Johnson said that large-volume purchasers were paying less than 75 cents per watt for PV modules before the latest ruling from the Commerce Department. “We expect these prices to tick upward,” he said. “It’s just difficult to predict right now by how much. We’ll know more in a few weeks.”
As BlackBerry steers its ship to hopefully happier seas, the smartphone maker is struggling to gain momentum. In its first quarterly earnings report since changing its name from Research In Motion to BlackBerry, the Canadian company announced stagnant earnings on the strength of six million smartphones shipped and 370,000 BlackBerry PlayBook tablets. Total revenue was $2.7 billion, down about 2% from the previous quarter and 46% (from $4.2 billion) from the same quarter a year ago.BlackBerry said it shipped one million BlackBerry 10 devices in the quarter. All things considered, that is not bad. The Canadian fiscal quarter ended March 2. The BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 (which is not yet available) were announced on January 30 and did not shipping to its first round of countries (Canada, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates) for more than a week afterwards. BlackBerry has been expanding its roster of countries where the BlackBerry is shipping through the end of February and into March. The United States has finally seeing the touchscreen BlackBerry Z10 to major carriers within the past week.BlackBerry’s revenue was generated 61% from hardware, 36% for services and 3% for software and other revenue. Services for BlackBerry include many of its enterprise and government services, such as the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.“We have implemented numerous changes at BlackBerry over the past year and those changes have resulted in the Company returning to profitability in the fourth quarter,” said Thorsten Heins, President and CEO. “With the launch of BlackBerry 10, we have introduced the newest and what we believe to be the most innovative mobile computing platform in the market today. Customers love the device and the user experience, and our teams and partners are now focused on getting those devices into the hands of BlackBerry consumer and enterprise customers.” While the quarterly earnings from BlackBerry are not outstanding, it should be noted that the company does not appear to be hemorrhaging money any longer. BlackBerry actually made $94 million in profit this quarter. That can be a little deceptive as BlackBerry has gone through massive layoffs and reorganization, but it seems that CEO Thorsten Heins has the company running lean and, for the first time in a long time, shipping actual products and generating buzz. BlackBerry also announced that its co-founder Mike Lazaridis is leaving the company and will retire May 1, 2013. Lazaridis leaves less than a month after his co-founder Jim Balsillie sold all of his stock and left the company. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#BlackBerry#earnings#smartphones dan rowinski Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts
Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Magnolia and San Miguel Beer swung wildly at each other, building runs and momentum that had everyone guessing until—literally—the final second. To top it all, a masked Avenger stormed the court and created a fracas that only heightened the endgame drama.So in pondering over Game 6, big man Ian Sangalang went for humor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I just hope the Avengers won’t be storming the court on Sunday,” he said. “Maybe Thanos is already there.”Coach Chito Victolero, on the verge of pulling off a feat no one would have thought possible except for the guys in his locker room, opted for perspective. Mark Barroca was responsible for that victory, hitting the winning jumper at the buzzer just as Magnolia seems to have lost steam for the last time in the match.Thanks to Spidey.San Miguel Beer had trimmed a 13-point deficit to just 84-76 when a fan dressed in a Spider-man costume stormed the court, even knocking down June Mar Fajardo in the process.The costumed spectator will face multiple charges, the Inquirer learned late Friday night.Police Staff Sergeant Oliver Bocade of Quezon City Police Department’s Station 7 said that 31-year-old Paolo Felizarta is facing charges of unjust vexation, alarm and scandal.Bocade said Felizarta simply wanted to send across a message, which was “to be wise in this coming election.”Sangalang, however, said the incident nearly had major repercussions for the Hotshots.“The game stopped. We were knocked out of focus,” Sangalang said.The Beermen managed to tie the game at 86 on a Terrence Romeo trey but a series of empty possessions that highlighted San Miguel’s shooting woes allowed Barroca to nail the game-winner for a 3-2 series lead.“I think it was evident that our shot selection was poor,” coach Leo Austria said. “It’s hard to win when you’re only making 29.8 percent of your field goals.” Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “We [may] have arrested our rebounding woes, but we’re not able to execute in the last few possessions especially when their big men were in foul trouble,” he added. “I guess the break is not on our side. There was a lot of drama, too, earlier.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Nobody believes we can [dethrone San Miguel Beer],” said Victolero. “We’re maybe the only ones who believe. But whenever we believe, good things happen to us. That’s why it’s our battle cry.”The Hotshots will be screaming that war cry when they take the court against the Beermen in Game 6 Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum, hoping that the 6:30 p.m. tip-off will be the last for the series.Meanwhile, they face serious questions. Most notably: Will Paul Lee see action?“I’m OK,” Lee told reporters when asked about his left shoulder, which he hurt after colliding with San Miguel’s Marcio Lassiter late in Game 5.“So far, it’s nothing serious. We just have to observe it continuously. We’ve ran tests earlier and I’m feeling fine,” said Lee, who finished with 12 points in Magnolia’s heart-stopping 88-86 win.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss There was too much to process Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum, after a wild Game 5 in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Warriors move on to conference finals despite missing Kevin Durant View comments
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—San Miguel continued to rewrite the record books with its fifth straight Philippine Cup championship.That string of success surpassed what Alaska did back in the 1990s when it won four consecutive Governors’ Cups from 1994 to 1997.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “I’m not saying we’re on the same level as Jordan, but even if we’re gone and it’s our grandkids playing, there will be teams that will reach the finals and be in the same scenario as us,” said Santos.“The commentators, the people who will cover the games will say ‘oh I remember a team that has done that before, I remember San Miguel.’”Santos added there’s still one more goal they have to get and that is to complete the elusive Grand Slam.The Beermen came closest to achieving the Triple Crown back in the 2016-17 season when they won the first two conferences before losing to Barangay Ginebra in the Governors’ Cup quarterfinals.San Miguel has brought back Charles Rhodes, who led the Beermen to a title in the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup, for the next conference.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting For the throne LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport “Whenever San Miguel is in the finals, every one of us are too determined not to let that moment slip away,” said Santos. “Charles is already proven, he’s given us a championship and he knows how to play with us under the system of coach Leo (Austria).”The Governors’ Cup, however, is an entirely different story.“The only question here is, who will we take to matchup against Brownlee?”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What the Beermen has done deserved a place in the annals of PBA history and forward Arwind Santos even likened the legacy they’ve built to Michael Jordan’s.“Basically, this is like the story of Michael Jordan because even if Michael Jordan passes away his legacy and his shoes will always be there,” said Santos in Filipino after the Beermen’s fans’ day Friday at Robinson’s Magnolia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsJordan, regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time, won six titles with the Chicago Bulls in the 90s and his Jordan Brand has continually released sneakers that have captured the minds of not only the sporting world but also of hiphop and fashion.Santos, an eight-time champion all with San Miguel, added that he’s not putting the Beermen’s achievement side by side with Jordan’s but said his team’s impact in PBA history will be talked about for years to come.
The Spanish manager has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with the English Premier League side after his recent successAfter the great start, Watford F.C. has had in the English Premier League, the team’s coach Javi Gracia has been rewarded with a contract extension.The Spanish boss has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with an option to extend it three more years.“We are delighted that Javi has agreed on an extension to his contract,” chairman and CEO, Scott Duxbury told the club’s official website.“From day one it was clear that Javi worked well with us and shared our vision of how to achieve success for Watford Football Club, and we are looking forward to continuing that work together for many years to come.”“I am very happy to extend my contract,” added Gracia.What to expect from Watford V Arsenal? Taimoor Khan – September 8, 2019 Arsenal are set to take on Watford this weekend and the game is definitely going to be quite a peculiar contest between two sides…“I am very proud at this moment to be part of this club and to belong here for more seasons.”✍️ | #watfordfc are delighted to announce Javi Gracia has signed a new four-and-a-half year contract with the Hornets!Details ⤵️https://t.co/YfMoWQ9bnn#GR4CIA pic.twitter.com/4HzS6NxOm7— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) November 28, 2018
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Almost half of the 15,850 acres the LRA for the Pueblo Chemical Depot is responsible for developing would be devoted to industrial uses, including manufacturing, distribution and warehousing, under the draft redevelopment plan released for the central Colorado site last month.Other primary uses would include R&D, education, agricultural research, renewable energy production and open space. Industrial uses would take advantage of the depot’s central location, existing road and rail networks, and its 600-plus storage igloos.“This is where the fun part begins,” PuebloPlex CEO and President Russell DeSalvo said at a public meeting. “This has the potential over time to expand our real estate base, our economy and our property tax base,” DeSalvo said, reported the Pueblo Chieftain.Officials outlined a variety of possible uses for the site that would fit with the draft plan:a business park, with a truck plaza, hotels and shops;a storage and maintenance depot for rail cars;a training facility for law enforcement;manufacturing plants;solar arrays and wind turbines;a research center for hemp or marijuana; andstorage facilities for residents or industry.At the same time, they stressed the ultimate uses for the depot could change dramatically, given the size of the property and the possibility of new technologies.“This is one of the largest redevelopment projects in the United States,” said Celeste Warner, vice president and director of planning for Matrix Design Group, which prepared the reuse plan. “The key is to remain flexible.”In addition to the acreage DOD already has declared surplus, the LRA likely will gain control of the remaining 7,000 acres at the depot now being used to destroy the nation’s chemical weapons stockpile.“The buildout wouldn’t occur for 100 years,” Warner said.One key hurdle to implementing the reuse plan is the aging infrastructure at the 74-year-old depot targeted for closure in 1988, according to the story. The plan’s success also depends on the construction of a new interchange at U.S. 50 providing access to PuebloPlex.