Carlsberg ups target as key markets rise

first_imgTuesday 17 August 2010 7:42 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Carlsberg ups target as key markets rise CARLSBERG yesterday lifted its target for profits growth after reporting a 30 per cent rise in second-quarter profits and winning a bigger proportion of some of its main markets.The group said it expected net profits to surge an estimated 40 per cent this year – double the 20 per cent previously forecast.Carlsberg, which acquired Scottish & Newcastle in partnership with Heineken in 2008, said currency movements and market growth in Asia drove the upgrade.There was also growth in the UK where its market share in the first six months rose to 16.2 per cent, with improvement seen in both pubs and off-licences.Overall half-year operating profits rose by 12 per cent to 5bn Danish kronor (£550m). And pre-tax profits rose to 3.95bn kronor from 3.025bn kronor in the same period a year ago.Chief executive Jorgen Buhl Rasmussen said: “The group’s performance was strong for the first six months in spite of challenging consumer dynamics.”The improved outlook was helped by a recovery in demand in Russia – one of the firm’s key markets. The company said beer volumes fell in the first half due to significant price increases in Russia as a result of higher taxes.However, the drop was smaller than expected, Carlsberg said. KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Share Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Interview: Inmarsat boss Andrew Sukawaty

first_img Show Comments ▼ Andrew Sukawaty is having a busy day. He awoke to discover his satellite telecoms firm Inmarsat had tanked 13 per cent, leading the FTSE 100 fallers by a country mile.But if the charismatic American – both chief executive and chairman – is flustered, he isn’t showing it. “The share price is for the market to decide,” he tells me. “It reacts the way it reacts.”Inmarsat offers mobile connectivity solutions for anything from a single yacht travelling the Pacific to the thousands of US troops stationed in Afghanistan. It is a FTSE 100 powerhouse, but one which rarely makes headlines. Its share-price drop yesterday, rather unfairly, generated the most coverage it has seen in months.This is despite it providing a huge proportion of the connectivity during the recent clashes in the Middle East, allowing journalists, protesters and aid workers to spread news about the fall of generation-old governments and the brutal clashes in Libya.Inmarsat’s Old Street offices are decorated by models of the rockets used to launch its satellites. A giant solar-powered wing adorns the wall and, more bizarrely, giant palm trees grow in the foyer, apparently a throwback to when Shell owned the building. A control-room akin to the bridge of the Star Ship Enterprise features a giant blinking map of the world. It charts where its thousands of units are located; most of it is coloured a pale green, with just one or two signals. A single user broadcasts from the middle of the Pacific ocean, most likely a long-haul flight making its way towards Beijing. But the Middle East is a vivid blue, with scores of signals beaming out of Egypt, Libya and Bahrain.Other hotspots include shipping ports in Europe and Singapore, Iraq and Afghanistan – the US government accounts for 12 per cent of Inmarsat’s business – and China, where an annual political conference is taking place. The west coast of Africa is a hive of activity, with hundreds of boats signing up to its services as insurance against the threat of Somali pirates.Inmarsat has also seen a spike in usage after events such as the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, although Sukawaty says the impact in terms of revenue is relatively small, at around $5m (£3m).“You pick up a newspaper and read about an event and that’s where our hotspots are,” he says.The amount of revenue generated from any given event can vary dramatically. As a rule of thumb, if infrastructure in the area is under-developed (or, as in the case of Haiti, knocked out), satellite services will be used for longer and generate more income.While these events are attention-grabbing, Inmarsat’s bread and butter comes from more mundane operations – shipping, air travel, government and NGO contracts. And the overall trend is positive: “People in remote environments, whatever they may be, want more and more connectivity,” he says. “Do people want data connectivity on an aircraft like they would on the ground? We think so.”The problem, at least as far as the market is concerned, is that people are shifting from high cost voice calls to cheaper alternatives.“The trends you see right here at your desk are the same trends you’ll see in a ship or an aircraft or in the desert. Rather than making a phone call, I’m more likely to send a text or an email. “It’s cheaper, it’s becoming the way I run my life and my business. This is exactly what we’re seeing at sea. There is no magic or surprise to it, although it does have a dampening effect on revenue. A three minute phone call costs a lot more than 20 emails.”This shift led to revenue growth in the fourth quarter falling to 8.4 per cent, compared to a full year rise of 12.9 per cent. Bearing this in mind, were investors right to sell the stock yesterday?“The thing is, 20 emails becomes 40, becomes 50, becomes 100. So when we put data services onto a ship with more bandwidth it starts slowly and grows and grows. We’re pretty confident that, because the take-up rate of new terminals has been so strong, over an 18-24 month window the revenue we’re losing in terms of voice will pick up in data.”As in the wider telecoms industry, data is a major growth area at Inmarsat. The firm has have experienced 15 per cent compound annual data growth over the last 10 years. Data now accounts for around 90 per cent of its traffic, compared to 80 per cent for voice just a few years ago.A new constellation of satellites being launched in 2013 and 2014 will offer “enormous” bandwidth, increasing the speed at which its users can transfer large files – and the amount Inmarsat can charge for the privilege. The firm has pulled through the recession largely unscathed. Its services are such that they are shielded from the worst affects of a downturn.“The fact is we are a very steady business. The only variable aspects centre around things like Haiti. The rest tends to be very solid and predictable. We don’t boom in boom times and we don’t go down in recessions.”Sukawaty’s own role in the company has come under scrutiny. As both chairman and chief executive, he has come under pressure to explain why his firm is not in line with corporate governance guidelines, which recommend the two roles should be distinct.“We said at the IPO we would eventually split those roles. We extended it twice; once because we made an acquisition, the next because we had a large shareholder who was looking to buy the whole of the company and we didn’t want to do it in the middle of that. But it’s good to have a separation between shareholders and the management of the company.”September has been slated for the new chief executive to start. Indications suggest an internal candidate is most likely – no headhunters have been hired – but Sukawaty is giving little away: “There are names in the hat. I’m not going to tell you who they are.”The major shareholder who was eyeing Inmarsat was, of course, US hedge fund Harbinger, which accumulated 28 per cent of the firm before selling the stake down late last year.“The reasons for Harbinger leaving are very straightforward. They came in three years ago with the intent of buying the whole company. The markets crashed and hedge funds got hit. They wanted to focus on the US so they sold us down.”The surprise retreat by Harbinger – who Sukawaty says were “very supportive” – has created a renewed buzz around Inmarsat. Now it will remain a UK-run firm, its newspaper column inches are likely to creep up. Will its share price follow? “If I could predict share prices I would be in a different business. We just focus on the fundamentals and let the share price do what it does.”CV | ANDREW SUKAWATYPosition: Chairman and chief executive of Inmarsat since 2004.Other interests : He is also a non-executive Chairman of Ziggo, the privately-held Dutch cable TV company. Career history: He has previously served as chief executive and president of Sprint, chief executive officer of NTL and held a senior role at AT&T.Education: Holds a BBA from the university of Wisconsin and an MBA from the University of Minnesota. 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Customer experience vs. fraud – a rock and a hard place?

first_img Topics: Tech & innovation Fraud 9th August 2019 | By Josephine Watson Across the igaming industry, moves have been made in recent years to take a more proactive approach to making gambling fairer and safer in the UK.With many regulatory provisions coming into play this year, 2019 is a ripe time to consider if and how your identity verification and digital identity checks are keeping pace.This in turn, however, raises concerns for operators wanting to maintain a positive, seamless customer experience. Emailage, a global fraud prevention company, saw a need in the industry for a study examining the lasting impacts of these developments on customer experience.The resulting report, “Managing risk in a player centric world”, produced in collaboration with iGaming Business, asked online gambling operators in EMEA a series of questions regarding their views.Respondents came from various areas of the igaming sector, providing what Emailage feels is a comprehensive view of the state of play, the opportunities and the challenges.Experience vs. fraudIn a recent webinar with on leveraging digital identity intelligence, Chris Thomas, managing director of EMEA and Ermal Thaci, enterprise sales director of igaming at Emailage discussed the recent report.Thaci highlighted the continual growth of the igaming industry, citing reports from Hexa Research predicting Global Online Gambling Revenue will grow to $74bn by 2024, and expressing a view that this continued growth has also brought with it an increase in fraud.He continues, saying that 94% of operators struggle with fraud, and 84% are unsatisfied with payments systems’ ability to detect fraud.Additionally, he says: “As we are now used to smartphones, tablets and having multiple devices, we expect a seamless and frictionless customer experience. Any friction we encounter is likely to push us away to a competitor.”This was echoed by the survey respondents. When asked which was more important to their business, stopping fraud or customer experience, 71% of respondents chose the former, indicating that while compliance is necessary, ultimately operators desire to protect their customers’ experiences.So at what point in the customer journey is fraud most prevalent? The survey showed 43% of respondents said withdrawal, 30% answered deposit and 27% said registration.While Thomas said he was unsurprised by the ordering of these, he said: “what surprised me was that registration is still falling into a distant third. A lot of businesses have started to focus more on registration because they realise it’s more cost-effective to catch the bad actor at the point of entry as opposed to the point of exit.”Notably, 63% of respondents identified bonus abuse as the most negative impact on their business – with the next greatest concern being account takeover at 13%.Email addresses and digital identityWhile ID verification tools came up trumps for survey respondents as a method used to detect fraudulent transactions (53% responded that it was one method utilised), Thomas expressed surprise at how heavily (44%) manual review is used.“Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of businesses struggle with manual review. It’s very cost and labour intensive, it doesn’t tend to be particularly accurate and it’s certainly not an optimal customer journey.”Looking to the future, 63% of respondents said they plan to invest in machine learning platforms in the next 12 months. On this, Thomas says: “Machine learning in itself is a fantastic thing, but it needs a lot of expert help to make it work and it can be very cost intensive.”Thomas also identified increased interest in digital identity profiling, an area in which Emailage specialises. To make this approach work, he explains that data is crucial, followed by powerful, machine learning analytics and technology to supply the information.“The reason we focussed on the email as opposed to other unique identifiers is that the reality is, emails are the stickiest piece of data in the digital landscape. On average, over 50% of people have had their email address in excess of eight years.”He continues: “What we’ve done is a business is build up a network around that data. If we can see the email is nine years old and can see hundreds of data points connected to that email which are all highly positive, this becomes critical for verifying a digital identity.”The network effect created by this approach, Thomas explains, enables Emailage to build a strong sense of the player at the point of registration, identifying whether they are likely to be a fraudster or not. From this, they can create a digital identity score.Thaci says the most value you can get with this solution is naturally implementing it at the point of registration: “It means you’re not spending money or resources on bad guys, you can just keep them out straight away and put those resources into genuine customers.”Keep an eye out on for the release of the report!  Customer experience vs. fraud – a rock and a hard place? Email Address Fraud Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Emailage discusses their recent report made in association with iGaming Business, asking the industry where their priorities lie when it comes to fraudlast_img read more

History Will Be Made: BBC’s creative FIFA World Cup 2018 campaign

first_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter History Will Be Made: BBC’s creative FIFA World Cup 2018 campaign Brands YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Brands Brands Cricket Business : Nike declines to renew, BCCI invites bids for Team Kit Sponsor and Merchandise Partner rights Brands by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoE! 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OnlineUndo24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsUndoThe campaign, created by BBC Creative with BBC Sport Marketing and animated by Blinkink, journeys through World Cup history via the skill of Diego Maradona, the flair of Zinedine Zidane and the emotion of Paul Gascoigne, to a preview of the most exciting talents of this year’s finals including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Harry Kane.Animated launch film The Tapestry, directed by Nicos Livesey, takes us on a journey through iconic moments from the competition’s illustrious past and introduces us to the faces that will surely create memories this time around.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>The team have modernised the traditional tapestry technique by creating a dynamic film in which every single frame has been individually embroidered. More than 227,000 metres of thread were used to create over 600 unique frames of tapestry, that if laid end-to-end would measure over 1,200 metres in length.This visual style will then become the look and feel for the BBC’s coverage, extending into programming graphics, website design, social media, BBC One’s look, and more.The idea will be fully realised in a real 7-metre long tapestry that will be put on public display. Moments from this year’s competition will be added to the tapestry after the tournament’s completion, creating a historical record of the 2018 World Cup. More details of this will be announced in due course.Tim Jones, Creative Director at BBC Creative in Salford, says: “Choosing which iconic moments to feature was a detailed process, where do you start and finish with the most iconic tournament in the world? To have made this film and a real life tapestry, is testament to the creativity, talent and ambition of the team in Salford and everyone involved in this project.”The launch film’s accompanying music is Ochi Cheryne – a traditional Russian folk song in keeping with the historical theme of the campaign. The song was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, arranged by Alex Baranowski, and features distinguished bass-baritone Sir John Tomlinson alongside a 40-piece orchestra. The lyrics speak of unification and friendship – the ambition of the World Cup itself.James Parry, Head of Marketing – BBC Sport and Events, says: “The World Cup is steeped in stories, and our campaign brings to life some of its most memorable moments with a unique interpretation of a centuries-old Russian tradition, accompanied by a traditional and iconic piece of music which we all fell in love with instantly.” Brands RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleECB eyes India tour, Ashes to strengthen financesNext articleCoca-Cola unveils multi-million dollar FIFA World Cup 2018 campaign Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Sports Business : Adidas launches ‘What’s One More’ campaign to celebrate athletes preparing for Tokyo Olympics The BBC has launched its marketing campaign for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia.Every World Cup has a host of iconic moments and everyone has their own individual favourite that immediately takes you back to that time and place. In assuring us that History Will Be Made, the BBC’s 2018 campaign provides a timely reminder of football’s greatest tournament and why we love it, states a BBC Press release. Sachin Tendulkar says, ‘spare a thought for Barbers’ in Gillette’s new Campaign Adidas to play with more heart and harness the power of the game in new film narrated by athlete and icon, Siya Kolisi Brands Brands Indian women cricket team and 52 other stars feature in Nike’s film, narrated by World cup star Megan Rapinoe By Kunal Dhyani – May 23, 2018 IPL 2020 : Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma signs with Oakley eyewear WWE adds several matches for tonight’s episode of Monday Night RAW Brands Chennai Super Kings Suresh Raina appointed as Brand Ambassador for BharatPe TAGS2018 FIFA World CupRussiaBBCBBC World Cup CampaignFIFA World Cup SHARE PV Sindhu’s Stayfree digital campaign breaks record, clocks 12+ million views IPL 2021: CSK’s captain MS Dhoni takes stake in start-up whick makes Helicopter Shot Choclates and Beverages Sports BusinessBrands Brands Brands Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Best hits the top as Ireland make one change

first_imgNOT FOR FEATURED: during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Wales at the Aviva Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland England are due to name their team on Thursday afternoon.Ireland (v England, Twickenham, Saturday, 17 March, 5pm): Rob Kearney; Tommy Bowe, Keith Earls, Gordon D’Arcy, Andrew Trimble; Jonathan Sexton, Eoin Reddan;  Cian Healy, Rory Best (capt), Mike Ross, Donncha O’Callaghan, Donnacha Ryan, Stephen Ferris, Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip. Reps: Sean Cronin, Tom Court, Mike McCarthy, Peter O’Mahony, Tomas O’Leary, Ronan O’Gara, Fergus McFadden. Keith Earls and Cian Healy will both win their 30th Ireland caps on Saturday while Donncha O’Callaghan joins Paul O’Connell on 85. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rory Best is heading for a landmarkRORY BEST will become Ireland’s most capped hooker when he leads his nation out at Twickenham on Saturday. He will be making his 59th Test appearance, overhauling Keith Wood’s milestone of 58.Ireland have made one change to the team which beat Scotland 32-14 last Saturday, bringing Sean O’Brien back on the openside now he has recovered from the skin infection which ruled him out. Peter O’Mahony drops to the bench, with head coach Declan Kidney saying: “Sean trained well this morning and we wouldn’t have selected him if he wasn’t ready. It’s tough on Peter because he played really well against Scotland.”England are looking for their first win over Ireland at Twickenham since 2008 and the contest is likely to decide who finishes runner-up in this year’s RBS 6 Nations, assuming Wales take the title when they play France earlier in the afternoon.last_img read more

Lakeside House In Zurich / e2a

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Year:  CopyHouses•Zurich, Switzerland ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Lakeside House In Zurich / e2aSave this projectSaveLakeside House In Zurich / e2a Save this picture!© Radek Brunecky+ 11 Share Photographs 2010 Housescenter_img Photographs:  Radek BruneckyText description provided by the architects. The house for a family is prominently situated at the Lake of Zurich. It is set away from the shore of the lake, with a mandatory distance of 30m establishing an unobstructed space which is defined as an unbuilt garden.Save this picture!© Radek BruneckyRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemThree volumes of pigmented concrete are stacked and shifted offset to each other. They are assigned programmatically and are connected through a Cascadian staircase. At the rear of the property, the diagonal lines make the cascading main staircase visible. This and the shifted volumes dissolve the massive, rather closed volume towards the main road. At the front of the property, the house is open. Large framed windows provide an unobstructed view over the garden and the lake. On the ground floor, windows are recessed in order to contribute a part of the building to a terrace. Save this picture!© Radek BruneckyThe three stacked volumes connected by the Cascadian staircase, combine different programmatic scenarios. Living takes place on the ground floor, the first level is designated for the children, and the second floor is for the parents. The structure is defined in such a way that single rooms can be connected to one large room, in addition, the cascade allows every combination to connect and circulate, keeping the house programmatically adaptable to future living conditions.Save this picture!© Radek BruneckyProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: Opera House / Zaha HadidArticlesVideo: BIG’s Website as Presentation ToolArticles Share Architects: e2a Year Completion year of this architecture project Switzerland Lakeside House In Zurich / e2a CopyAbout this officeE2AOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasZurichHouses3D ModelingSwitzerlandPublished on February 24, 2011Cite: “Lakeside House In Zurich / e2a” 24 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?苏黎世湖边住宅 / e2a是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects “COPY”last_img read more

Radio reporter is released, but for how long?

first_img BurundiAfrica March 6, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio reporter is released, but for how long? November 27, 2020 Find out more The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News Organisation Reporters Without Borders hails Burundian radio reporter Hassan Ruvakuki’s release today after 15 months in prison and hopes it will open the way for official recognition of his innocence. His release, which is precarious inasmuch as it is “on health grounds,” comes just days before an official visit by President Pierre Nkurunziza to France.“We are relieved to learn that Ruvakuki is out of prison and back with his family,” Reporters Without Borders said. “But he was released on the orders of government officials, not because a court overturned his conviction. “We wonder why they did this ahead of a presidential visit to France. If they hope to take advantage of what could be seen as a goodwill gesture, it should be pointed out that Ruvakuki is still subject to a three-year jail term and could be returned to prison at any time.”President Nkurunziza is due to begin a three-day visit to France on 10 March.Reporters Without Borders urges French President François Hollande to raise the Ruvakuki case with him when they meet for talks on 11 March.Employed by local radio Bonesha FM and Radio France Internationale’s Swahili service, which is based in the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam, Ruvakuki has been persecuted by the Burundian judicial system just doing his duty as a journalist to gather information. He was arrested in Bujumbura in November 2011 shortly after returning from neighbouring Tanzania, where he had gone to cover a Burundian rebel group that was being formed there. He had prepared a report but asked Radio France Internationale not to broadcast it because he could not get a Burundian government official to comment. The head of the nascent rebel group had also refused to answer his questions.He was sentenced to life imprisonment in June 2012 on a charge of “participating in terrorist activity.” This was reduced to three years in prison on appeal on 8 January after the charge was changed to “participating in an association formed with the aim of attacking persons and property.”A request for his conditional release was rejected on 19 February.All the information about the Ruvakuki case. October 21, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Burundi Burundian appeal court upholds prison sentences for four journalistscenter_img Reports Receive email alerts BurundiAfrica News RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information Four Burundian journalists complete 12 months in arbitrary detention June 5, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Girls Golf: La Salle Breaks 6 Match Losing Streak, Defeats Milken By 74 Strokes

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment La Salle 271, Milken 345After six consecutive losses, La Salle’s perseverance paid off in a big way Thursday afternoon at Woodley Golf Course.The Lancers defeated Milken by 74 strokes, taking the low team score of 271, and Milken shot a 345.Makenna Hicks shot a career-best 42 on Thursday.Victoria Tong shot a 53, and Annabel Lee and Josephine Lo both finished at 58.Sophie Woodman shot a 61.Kelby Bourne and Gracie Galinas played in their first matches as well.“I’m happy for the kids,” La Salle coach Steve Haderlein said. “They took their lumps early and could have packed it in and quit, but instead they continued to work hard and today they enjoyed a win.”The Lady Lancers will be back on the course Monday with a Del Rey League Match at Brookside at 3. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Sports Girls Golf: La Salle Breaks 6 Match Losing Streak, Defeats Milken By 74 Strokes By BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO, Sports Editor Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016 | 9:27 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeauty Business Newslast_img read more

Derry and Strabane local economy shows positive signs despite future uncertainty

first_img Facebook Google+ Google+ Previous articleGovernment urged to reduce public transport cost in climate action planNext articleIrish farmers ‘furious’ over Mercosur agreement News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Derry and Strabane local economy shows positive signs despite future uncertaintycenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Members of the Strategic Growth Partnership for Derry City and Strabane District have heard how the local economy is beginning to show signs of positive growth, despite the uncertainties presented by wider issues such as Brexit and the absence of a N. Ireland Assembly.The findings were part of a wider report brought to a meeting of the Partnership in the Guildhall, by Senior Economic Advisor at the Ulster University’s Economic Policy Centre, Dr Eoin Magennis.The report highlighted a strong growth in jobs and a falling unemployment rate from 2012 – 2018.39,000 net new jobs are forecast for the region over the next ten years.Over 8,000 jobs have been created since 2001, with an 11% increase in workplace based employment since 2013.Employment growth is expected to continue on an upward trend with 2,800 jobs expected to be created by 2028, and an overall 3% increase in total employment.Annual unemployment rates are forecast to fall to 5% in 2028.Dr Eoin Magennis says despite the positives, the unemployment and economic inactivity rates are still higher than the NI average.Other challenges highlighted, include; the continuing out-migration of working age residents and an increasing level of age dependency. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – June 29, 2019 last_img read more

USS George Washington starting four-year overhaul

first_img August 4, 2017 USS George Washington starting four-year overhaul Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today USS George Washington starting four-year overhaul The U.S. Navy’s sixth aircraft carrier, USS George Washington, is set to arrive at Newport News Shipbuilding on Friday to begin its four-year mid-life refit after 25 years of service.This was announced by Newport News Shipbuilding president Jennifer Boykin who said the company had been working under a planning contract for almost three years and recently signed an agreement to begin execution work.During the refit, also known as refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH), and the follow-on outfitting period, nearly all combat systems equipment on the carrier will be refurbished, upgraded or replaced with newer technology.The ship will receive upgraded weapons systems; to include Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM), Evolved NATO Sea Sparrow Missile System, Close-In Weapons System (CIWS), Mk-38 25mm automatic gun systems, and anti-torpedo defense systems.Consolidated afloat networks and enterprise services (CANES) will become the new ship-wide network, which will include a new video distribution and surveillance systems, and the mast and the SPN-49 radar tower will be cut off and replaced with a modern design.Announcing the arrival of CVN 73, Boykin added that major upgrades will be also performed on the aircraft launch and recovery systems.USS George Washington follows in the footsteps of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) which was redelivered to the navy in May this year, after spending four years in the same shipyard undergoing RCOH. View post tag: RCOHcenter_img View post tag: US Navy View post tag: USS George Washington View post tag: Newport News Shipbuilding Share this articlelast_img read more