Sainsbury’s to close Netto chain

first_imgSainsbury’s is to close its Netto stores after deciding to end its joint venture with Danish supermarket chain Dansk Supermarked in the UK.Sainsbury’s teamed up with Dansk Supermarked in June 2014 to bring the Netto chain back to the UK in an attempt to explore the discount grocery retail segment in the UK and compete with discount retailers Aldi and Lidl. However, the retailer said the 16-store Netto would need to grow at pace and scale, requiring significant investment, in order to make it work.Mike Coupe, chief executive of Sainsbury’s said: “Since we first envisaged the trial almost three years ago, the grocery sector has evolved significantly. To be successful over the long term, Netto would need to grow at pace and scale, requiring significant investment and the rapid expansion of the store estate in a challenging property market. Consequently, we have made the difficult decision not to pursue the opportunity further and instead focus on our core business and on the opportunities we will have following our proposed acquisition of Home Retail Group.”Between them, Aldi and Lidl now account for over 10% of the UK grocery business.The UK Netto stores will continue to trade throughout July, but closures will take place in August, reportedly affecting 400 staff, of which 300 are believed to work in-store. The move is bound to affect bakery staff as every store has an in-store bakery, baking fresh bread, rolls, continental and Danish pastries, including a Copenhager pastry – a traditional Scandinavian pasty covered with poppy seeds and filled with marzipan.Sainsbury’s said that it would be working with Dansk Supermarked to minimise the impact of the decision on Netto colleagues and has now entered a period of consultation with staff.Sainsbury’s added  that it will cost around £10m to wind down the business, and its original £20m investment value would be wiped out.last_img read more

Glendale Narrows Removal Project up for Comment

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced the availability of a draft Environmental Assessment for the Los Angeles River Channel at Glendale Narrows – Reach 5C and Reach 6A Accumulated Material Removal Project.The proposed project entails removal of approximately 40,000 cubic yards of accumulated material (sediment, cobbles, and boulders) from Reach 5C and a portion of Reach 6A.The Proposed Project Area is located in the Glendale Narrows section of the Los Angeles River within the vicinity of the Fletcher Drive Bridge and the Glendale Freeway Bridge in the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County.The approximately 2,000 foot long Proposed Project Area starts downstream of the Fletcher Drive bridge and terminates approximately 900 feet downstream of the Glendale Freeway.An engineering review of the Glendale Narrows section of the Los Angeles River in 2016 to assess the flood conveyance capacity identified Reach 5C and Reach 6A as critical areas where flood conveyance capacity has been reduced.A bend in the river at Reach 5C and 6A has resulted in formation of a large sandbar against the left bank, reducing the conveyance capacity from the designed 78,000 cubic foot per second (cfs) to approximately 43,500 cfs. Removal of the accumulated material would partially restore the conveyance capacity to approximately 54,000 cfs.The Corps of Engineers is soliciting comments from the public; federal, state, and local agencies and officials; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of this proposed project. Comments will be accepted from January 24, 2018 to February 24, 2018.last_img read more

Time to go on a Cruise

first_imgSOUTHERN CRUISE, who was third in the St Leger as a three-year-old in 2015, should give Super-6 players a flying start when he runs in the opening race (restricted allowance III) over 1400 metres, to be contested by seven starters.Trained by Anthony Nunes, SOUTHERN CRUISE is easily the most accomplished in the field, and following his close second to TARANIS in the recent New Year’s Day Trophy over 1300 metres, the 4-y-o son of Western Cruise cannot be opposed with champion jockey Shane Ellis aboard. Stable companion BALLON D’OR should follow him home.The second race over the round-five course for maiden four-year-olds up has attracted 10 starters, and indications are it will come down to a straight fight between IAMALLABOUTTHEBEST (Robert Halledeen up) and SIR LEYLAND HALL (Ryan Nelson), both of whom have shown promise.The Paul Hylton-trained SIR LEYLAND HALL finished second to TRADITIONAL STORM over 1200 metres when last raced in September 2015, while the Burt Tomlinson-trained IAMALLABOUTHEBEST showed good speed when finishing fourth to LAGUNA POINT over the straight on January 1.With Lasix administered for the first time, IAMALLABOUTHEBEST (working fairly well) is preferred to SIR LEYLAND HALL, who has not been seen at exercise and is apparently training at sea.The second banker in the first Super-6 comes in the third race over 1500 metres in the form of NUCLEAR AFFAIR, who was caught on the line by FUTURE KING in the SVL 2-Y-O Stakes over a mile last Boxing Day.Trained by Gary Subratie, the 3-y-o daughter of Nuclear Wayne reports in fine fettle (working well) and with three-time champion jockey Dane Nelson having secured the ride, should account for old rival ANOTHER FURY under Wesley Henry.EL CLIENTE, now dropped in class for the fourth race over 1200 metres for $180,000 claimers, will prove hard to deny from the convenient mark of 54.0kg due to apprentice Odean Edwards’ 3.0kg claiming allowance. The six-year-old gelding has run some good races against better horses in recent months, and despite the sound claims of the recent winner EUSEBIA and super-fit ENHANCE PROSDPERITY, the choice has to be EL CLIENTE.The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by TURBO MACHINE CAT (knocking at the door) and the well-forward first-time runner MEGATRON (Shane Ellis up) in the sixth, division one of the Mercury Sprint for native bred maiden three-year-old colts and geldings. Their respective dangers are MAN IN BLUE and newcomer BOLD SYMPHONY (working fairly well).FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) SOUTHERN CRUISE(2) IAMALLABOUTTHEBEST(3) NUCLEAR AFFAIR(4) EL CLIENTE/EUSEBIA(5) TURBO MACHINE CAT(6) MEGATRON/BOLDSYMPHONY- O.C.last_img read more


first_imgArranmore Car and passenger Fast Ferry (The Blue Ferry) are proud match sponsors of Friday’s big match v Waterford UTD at Finn Park.To mark the occasion they’re running a fantastic competition in association with Finn Harps and Donegal Daily, to give you the chance to come and enjoy a trip to beautiful Arranmore this summer.FIRST PRIZE : Free return trip and B&B for two nights in Arranmore this Summer. FIVE RUNNER UP PRIZES: Free return trip by car for your family to visit the Island this Summer.To enter this wonderful competition please follow the instructions outlined below.(1) Like the Arranmore car & passenger fast ferries page (link below) (2) In comments below please complete this sentence in less than 40 more words “I would like to visit Arranmore Island this Summer because…………Rules:(1) One entry per person(2) Competition closes at 10 pm on Wednesday 2nd July.Judges decision is final. We will announce the lucky winners on Friday 4th July.Good luck!!DD COMPETITION: WIN A FREE WEEKEND ON THE BEAUTIFUL ARRANMORE ISLAND was last modified: June 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Arranmore FerrycompetitionEntertainmentFeaturesFinn Harps FCnewsNoticeslast_img read more

Google Apps Tries to Hook ’em While They’re Young

first_imgTags:#enterprise#Trends IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Google has given free versions of Apps to colleges and universities for two years now. But as part of the “Going Google” campaign, they’ve pushed extra hard on educational institutions to adopt Apps. Why?Even if the core of Google’s strategy has been to entice paying enterprises over to Apps, giving away professional-quality email hosting and other solutions to students is the classic “hook ’em while they’re young” strategy. From elementary school to college, Google is flooding the market with their products in the hope that these kids will demand it when they enter the workforce. From Kindergarten to DoctorateMost of the major additions to Apps in the last year have been aimed at enterprise customers. When Apps left beta, Google laid out a clear roadmap in that direction.But ever since the new marketing campaign hit the streets, outlets such as the official GoogleAtWork Twitter account and the Google Enterprise blog have spent much of their time talking about the Education Edition of Apps. Nearly every week, they announce another university that is deploying Apps: this week’s was Notre Dame. Google isn’t stopping at the university level either. The company recently unveiled a program for K-12 teachers as well. Younger Workers are the Enterprise 2.0 EngineIn a report on Enteprise 2.0 issued earlier this week, usability guru Jakob Nielsen clearly asserted the importance of the younger generation of employees as drivers for the adoption of new ways of doing business and new software platforms. He also said that this was largely the by-product of their use of social media outside of work:As people embrace social media in their private lives, they naturally expect to use similar tools within the enterprise. This is especially true for younger workers who use these tools in everyday life.The corollary in this case would be people embracing Google Apps early in their academic lives. Google is clearly hoping that as students grow up using Gmail and Google Docs for their academic work, their familiarity will translate directly into enterprise purchases of Apps in the future. steven walling Related Posts center_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

39 stranded families rescued in Kashmir

first_imgThirty-nine families, including two residing in a houseboat, were rescued on Saturday in two separate operations here following heavy snowfall, an official spokesman said. District administration of Srinagar along with police personnel rescued 37 nomadic families stranded in the Panthachowk area of the city, the spokesman said. He said the families were provided accommodation at Panthachowk, apart from blankets, ration and assistance for basic needs. The nomadic families along with livestock were on their way to Poonch district when they were caught in heavy snowfall, he said.Rescued from houseboat In another operation, the spokesman said at least 12 members of two families residing in a houseboat in Jhelum river were rescued. The houseboat owned by the families sank on Saturday evening in Kothibagh area of the city leaving the families in distress, he said. Srinagar Deputy Commissioner Shahid Iqbal Choudhary along with senior officers from departments, members of flood control, State Disaster Response Force and police reached the spot, the spokesman said.He added that Srinagar district administration also provided assistance to 11 families whose houses were damaged in two separate fire incidents in Habbak area of Ganpatyar and Tibetan Colony.Fresh snowfall was experienced in parts of Kashmir as a thick layer of fog engulfed the Valley, affecting air traffic here, officials said. Kokernag town in south Kashmir recorded 3.8 mm of snow, while the highway township of Qazigund along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway registered 0.2 mm of snowfall, he said. Pahalgam tourist resort recorded 2.2 mm of fresh snowfall, the official said. He said there are reports of snowfall in some other areas in the higher reaches of the Valley. The official said a thick layer of fog engulfed most parts of the Valley on Saturday morning as the temperature dipped to freezing point. The fog affected the flight operations at Srinagar airport as most of the flights were delayed, while two were cancelled.Highway blockedA fresh landslide blocked the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district, leaving thousands of commuters stranded at various places, officials said. The traffic on the 270-km highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country, was restored in the morning after remaining closed for two days due to heavy snowfall and landslides at several places.“A massive landslide occurred on the highway near Mahar, 2 km away from Ramban town, around 2 pm,” a traffic department official said. A clearance operation was immediately launched but, given the volume of the debris, the road is likely to be thrown open for traffic only on Sunday, according to the official. Power supply restoredPower supply to all hospitals in Kashmir has been restored after heavy snowfall caused massive damage to power infrastructure, officials said. At a meeting, Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan took stock of electricity restoration works in each district and was informed that power supply has been restored at all hospitals and various parts of the valley, a spokesperson said.last_img read more

Update From Hon Premier Sharlene Robinson

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 10, 2017 – Providenciales – Got into Grand Turk today by Cayman Islands Police Helicopter.   As reported already, there is much structural damage to homes, businesses and Government buildings, no lives lost.   LIME will travel there tomorrow to begin its work to restore connectivity.   A state of emergency has been declared for Grand Turk.Salt Cay was reached today where Police were able to speak with 12 of 16 persons who remained on the Island.   Structural damage.Police traveled into South Caicos.    Confirmed the Reports that was already received by me from the DC.    Considerable damage and no loss of life is the case.    I had an aerial view and will travel tomorrow to South Caicos.    Relief has been organised for South for tomorrow.   Relief items are being organised as well for Grand Turk.Emergency aid and relief continues to come in tomorrow…boats and planes.   Full update on Monday morning.   Electricity and communication (phone) is top priority as we provide relief items.Hon. Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Race for District 2 Lorie Zapf

first_img Posted: May 21, 2018 , May 21, 2018 Updated: 9:55 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe California Primary Election is coming up–and one of the positions being voted on is for City Council District 2.Council member Lorie Zapf spoke with David Davis about her plans for District 2 if she is reelected. Race for District 2: Lorie Zapf Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitterlast_img read more