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first_imgThursday 14 October 2010 8:26 pm KCS-content DIAGEO, the world’s biggest spirits group, said trading in Europe was weaker as it met forecasts with a five per cent rise in first-quarter underlying sales driven by growth in emerging markets.The maker of Smirnoff vodka, Captain Morgan rum and Guinness also stuck to its forecast to see higher profit growth this year than last as Russia, Latin America, Africa and Asia help offset difficult conditions in Europe. Chief executive Paul Walsh said the group faced tough trading in Greece, and Spanish net sales were down markedly year-on-year, reflecting the debt crisis crippling these southern European economies.“The consumer environment in Europe is slightly weaker than we expected in the prior year,” Walsh said in a trading update for its July-September first quarter and ahead of its annual general meeting. The European region produces nearly a third of the group’s profit. Spain is one of Diageo’s three key markets in Europe along with Britain and Ireland, which together make up over half of the group’s European sales. The group reported a strong performance from operations in Latin America, Africa and Asia Pacific, while North America posted stronger growth than in the previous year.“The company is seeing a slightly improved growth trend in the US market which in very encouraging… However the European consumer environment has deteriorated versus last year driven by weakness in Greece and Spain,” said analyst Anthony Bucalo at brokers Credit Suisse. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndo Diageo says Europe is weak whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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first_img TAGS: The Greatest Players Colin Meads charges down a kick Major teams: King Country Country: New ZealandTest span: 1957-71Test caps: 55 (55 starts)Test points: 21 (7T)Between 1957 and 1971 he set a world cap record by appearing in 55 Tests, including New Zealand’s 17-Test winning streak between 1965 and 1969, and in all played 133 times for the All Blacks, a national record that stood for more than 40 years.For his hardness and implacability he was appropriately known as ‘Pinetree’. Meads put his strength down to the demanding outdoor life of his hillside stock farm at Waitete in the King Country. His arms were longer than average, giving him a physical advantage levering the ball free from mauls, and he was so versatile that in his youth he played Tests at flanker and No 8. On the hoof, flourishing the ball in one hand, he was a fearsome sight. Today’s TV scrutiny would have compelled him to rein in the darker side of his game. At Murrayfield in 1967 he became only the second player to be sent off in a major Test, and his enthusiasm for removing bodies on the wrong side of a ruck outraged Aussies when he dragged their captain, Ken Catchpole, with such brute force that the brilliant Wallaby was compelled to prematurely retire from rugby. But Meads could also take the rough stuff. When his head was lacerated by a French boot in 1967 he played on, and when his arm was broken by a kick in South Africa in 1970 he again played on. No player had such a high pain threshold.It was Barry John who put Meads’s standing as a rugby player in context. “A hundred years from now,” the Wales and Lions legend wrote, “when men are discussing the all-time greats, Colin Meads will always be near the top of the list.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Sir Colin Meads, through his rugby achievements, is honoured as probably New Zealand’s greatest living citizen as well as the greatest All Black of them alllast_img read more

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first_imgIn 1848 in “The Communist Manifesto,” Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels made an astute observation about the emergence of labor unions. “Now and then,” the young revolutionaries wrote, “the workers are victorious, but only for a time. The real fruit of their battles lies, not in the immediate result, but in the ever expanding union of the workers.”Strikers outside GM world headquarters in downtown Detroit on Oct. 9.This quote is as relevant today as ever, and it’s worth keeping in mind as striking General Motors workers decide whether to accept the tentative agreement that their union leaders claim contains “major gains.” What has happened during the past month on the picket line? Workers who labored under the same roof but may not have had much personal contact became friends. High seniority “traditional” workers, low seniority “in progression” workers and “temporary” workers with zero seniority walked the picket line together. In some locations they were joined by the lowest-paid workers in the plant: striking janitors employed under contracts with Aramark. The strikers won the hearts and minds of exploited people across the country, and beyond, with their emphasis on making “temporary” — i.e., precarious — workers permanent. The growth of precarious work has become a global crisis for the working class.Isn’t this a living example of the “ever-expanding union of the workers”? Solidarity grows quantitatively during a strike. Eventually a quantitative change takes place. The “rugged individualism” fostered under capitalist society is replaced by class consciousness.That is the greatest achievement during a strike — something that should not be lost on anyone assessing the tentative agreement that GM and the United Auto Workers negotiators hammered out over the past month.Tiered pay a menace to solidarityTiered pay is when a union and management agree to allow some workers — often future workers not yet hired when a contract is signed — to be paid less than others for doing the same work. Besides being unequal and unfair, two-tier, and now multi-tier, pay scales keep a union membership divided. The results have been disastrous, as workers at GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have learned since two-tier was introduced in their contracts in 2007.FCA workers voted down a contract in 2015 that had maintained the unequal pay scales for workers hired after October 2007. They passed a revised contract that gave everyone top pay after eight years — but in the fine print were a number of hidden pay tiers, which were then brought to Ford and GM. Under the 2015-19 contract, the number of so-called “temporary employees” grew — so-called because many of them have waited years to acquire seniority.Over the last four years, GM has made a record $35 billion in profits on the backs of the workers. This has fueled a desire to win back what workers gave up to “save the company” during the 2009 bankruptcy and earlier, during less profitable years. The agreement falls short of this goal in many areas. The basic union principle of “equal pay for equal work” has still not been fully restored. While the agreement reduces the length of time it takes a second-tier worker to make first-tier pay, the proposed pension plans are still grossly unequal, as are other benefits.Temporary workers will need three years of  “continuous service” to be made permanent, in a process to begin in 2020. In other words, if they have been laid off for over 30 days in a row during the past three years, their service is not considered “continuous.”What about future hires? Will they make the same pay as current workers? That is the big question, and the agreement summary posted online doesn’t answer it.The union leaders should have insisted on the formula raised by rank-and-file activists: “Everyone tier one.” Unfortunately, inequalities remain — divisive inequalities. They threaten the precious new strike solidarity and the “expanding union of the workers.”Doors to close at iconic Lordstown plantIn March GM idled its Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant. This sprawling complex had employed many thousands when it opened in the 1960s. At the time it was a state-of-the-art facility that rolled cars off the lines at record speeds. Even after the steel industry abandoned the Youngstown-Warren area, Lordstown still provided good-paying union jobs to the community.This iconic plant, which one cannot miss while traveling the Ohio Turnpike, is closing permanently, along with transmission plants in Michigan and Maryland. This means workers have to relocate to far-off locations to keep their jobs.Some dislocated former Lordstown workers demonstrated outside the meeting of GM local union leaders in downtown Detroit on Oct. 17, vowing to vote no to any agreement that doesn’t keep their home plant open.There are additional past concessions this agreement fails to reverse. On the other hand, GM’s attempts to force workers to pay thousands more in health care premiums were turned back. And there is some progress toward pay equity — just not enough.How will workers vote? It’s hard to know. Some may feel that, after the fight they put up, they deserve better. Others may think this is the best contract they’re going to get out of GM, which has played hardball from day one.In the meantime, workers are still on strike — they still welcome our support.Martha Grevatt, Trustee of UAW Local 869, is retired from FCA after 31 years. She was a founding board member of Pride at Work and served as vice president of its Michigan chapter.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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first_imgTwitter Email NewsLocal NewsLocal charity events bitten by the recessionBy admin – March 25, 2009 442 Print WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img TWO upcoming local charity events have had to be postponed because of the economic climate.Living for the City were due to hold the ‘Celebrating Limerick’ ball in the Strand Hotel next Saturday, and a concert with the Irish Chamber Orchestra in the University Concert Hall on April 22, each in aid of the work of the Limerick Youth Service. Both events have now been postponed until further notice.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Catherine Kelly, Director of Limerick Youth Service, spoke of the decision to postpone the ball, ”it was difficult to make the decision to cancel but people cannot commit to events such as this at present. We depend on the generosity of the people of Limerick and continue to be so grateful for your support and belief in our work.“We hate to disappoint those who had committed to the event as guests and to those whose services we had engaged. As a charity, we are certainly in need of funds but cannot put people under undue pressure. Over the coming months we plan to run a number of events on a smaller scale and hope to create enjoyable experiences whilst raising much needed funds for our work” Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleGoogle to put Limerick on mapNext articleMotorists ‘Rat Race’ through New Street adminlast_img read more

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first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday July 20th Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday July 20th:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/20news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleNo new Coronavirus deaths reported in North todayNext articleNo new Covid-19 deaths reported in Ireland News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – July 20, 2020 center_img Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

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first_img The quilters at the Colley Senior Complex are accustomed to people poking their heads in the quilting room to see what’s “in the frame.”And, most of the time, they see familiar quilting patterns like the Lone Star, Grandma’s Garden and the Log Cabin. But, every now and then, they’ll ask, “Tell me about this quilt.”And the quilters have been asked that a lot recently. By The Penny Hoarder Quilters share stitches at Colley Complex Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author “This is a state flower quilt and I don’t think you’ll see another one like it,” said Jewell Griffin, who brought the quilt top to be quilted. “It’s one of the most unusual quilts I have ever seen.”The age of the quilt is unknown, as is the quilter.“We’re not sure how old the quilt top is but there are only 48 flowers so we know it was made before Alaska and Hawaii became states (1959),” Griffin said. “The quilt top was a gift to the daughter of my niece’s sister when she graduated from high school. My niece’s sister had a friend embroider the top as a gift.” Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories Being a big-eyed girl with the whole world waiting for her, Toni Wiley (Hoffman) wasn’t all that excited about the handmade gift.“She said she would rather have had five dollars,” Griffin said, laughing.Love entered the picture and Toni Wiley married John Hoffman, a career military man. They traveled the world over.“Although she wasn’t all that fond of the quilt top, it went with her to every duty station around the world and those right here in the United States,” Griffin said. “When John Hoffman retired from the military, they settled in Birmingham and they both went into teaching.” Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content Published 10:50 pm Monday, February 20, 2012 Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Police look for business suit-wearing man impersonating a detective A man clad in a grey business suit pretending to be a police detective from Montgomery is wanted for theft… read more Anita Griffin decided it would be a wonderful surprise for Toni Hoffman if someone would finally quilt the top that had traveled around the world.Griffin had only to look to her Aunt Jewell and her fellow quilters.“She had to get on the waiting list and when her name came up, we were all amazed at the needlework on the quilt top,” Jewel Griffin said. “It’s amazing. There is no telling how many hours went into embroidering top. Some of the stitches are so tiny that you have to have a magnifying glass to see them. This is some of the most detailed embroidery work that I have ever seen on a quilt.”As the quilters worked, they became familiar with the flowers of the 48 Continental United States and each quilter has a favorite.“But we all like Alabama’s state flower, the camellia,” said Dorothy Norris. “It’s got many, many little stitches and it’s so pretty.”Griffin said, when she was growing up, the flower that Alabama has adopted as its state flower was called “japonica.”“It was pink and not as rosy but it was the same flower we now call the camellia,” she said. “Mary Turner said several states have the same flower. “There are several golden rods, violets and dogwoods. Maine has the pinecone and Mississippi and Louisiana both have the magnolia. New York has the rose. And one of the most unusual is Oklahoma’s state flower, mistletoe.”Red clover, orange blossoms, bitterroot and cactus all make appearances on the quilt.“We’ve really enjoyed quilting this one,” Griffin said. “We’ve learned about the states and their flowers and, as the same time, admired the needlework that went into this quilt.”The quilters bordered the quilt with the shield design that frames each of the 48 flowers. The quilt is a thing of true beauty.“Toni Hoffman would rather have had five dollars than this old quilt,” Turner said.“She’s going to be surprised when she sees it. Because it’s now priceless.” Print Articlelast_img read more

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first_img View post tag: americas [mappress]Naval Today Staff, September 11, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrea Perez View post tag: Fleur De Lis Image of the Day: Blue Angels’ Maneuvers View post tag: Blue Angels View post tag: Loop Break Cross Fleur De Lis maneuverHere we bring you images of their Fleur De Lis maneuver and Loop Break Cross maneuver.The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 68 demonstrations at 34 locations across the U.S. in 2014.The Blue Angels is the United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron. The Blue Angels team was formed in 1946, making it the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team (under the same name) in the world, after the French Patrouille de France formed in 1931.The Blue Angels’ six demonstration pilots fly the F/A-18 Hornet, typically in more than 70 shows at 34 locations throughout the United States each year, where they still employ many of the same practices and techniques used in their aerial displays in 1946. An estimated 11 million spectators view the squadron during air shows each full year. The Blue Angels also visit more than 50,000 people in a standard show season (March through November) in schools and hospitals.Loop Break Cross maneuverSince 1946, the Blue Angels have flown for more than 260 million spectators.On 1 March 2013 the U.S. Navy announced that due to sequestration actions aerial demonstration team performances including that of the Blue Angels would cease from 1 April 2013. In October 2013, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, stating that “community and public outreach is a crucial Departmental activity”, announced that the Blue Angels (along with the U.S. Air Force’s Thunderbirds) would resume appearing at air shows starting in 2014, although the number of flyovers will continue to be severely reduced. Authorities Share this article During the Selfridge Air National Guard Base Open House and Airshow the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, delta pilots performed various maneuvers in an aerial salute to forward deployed forces. September 11, 2014 View post tag: Image of the Day View post tag: Maneuvers View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Image of the Day: Blue Angels’ Maneuvers last_img read more

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first_imgThe results of the OUSU elections were announced last night, heralding victory for ‘Martha4OUSU’, the slate led by current St. John’s College third year Martha Mackenzie.Mackenzie, who is studying History and Politics, will take up the position of OUSU President next year. She received 1483 votes, while her opponent Tom Scott, a third year PPE student from New College, received 1246.Hannah Cusworth and Seb Baird, the other two students running for sabbatical positions on the ‘Martha4OUSU’ slate, were also both elected. Cusworth will be Vice President for Access and Academic Affairs in the academic year 2011-2012, and Baird wll be Vice President for Welfare and Equal Opportunities.The two other sabbatical positions were won by Yuan Yang, who will be the Vice President for Women, and Daniel Stone, who will be the Vice President for Charities and Community. Total turnout for the elections was 14 per cent of the student population of Oxford. This is two per cent less than last year.The ‘Martha4OUSU’ campaign slogan was “Listening, Leading, Delivering.” Among their proposed policies are to establish official minimum standards of academic provision accross colleges, and to set up a career development fund. The OUSU presidential and vice-presidential jobs are full-time , paid positions. This year the salary for all five is estimated at £19,946 including National Insurance contributions, or £17,519 without.Reactions to the results were mixed last night. Kat Shields, a second year student at St. Catherine’s College who worked as an agent for Martha Mackenzie’s slate said, “I’m so ecstatic about how we got on. We got all our slate elected.”However Nathan Jones, who ran to be NUS Delegate as part of Tom Scott’s slate, ‘Team TED’. said, “This was an exciting campaign, and it was a privilege for me to work with such a talented and committed group of individuals. “That their skills will not be used next year is a loss for our Student Union and for the students of Oxford. While we are naturally disappointed with the result, we congratulate Martha on a well-fought campaign. “A disappointingly low turnout is indicative of the size of the work ahead in making OUSU more relevant and we know Martha will work tirelessly in seeking to do so.”Mackenzie received considerable support from the Oxford University Labour Club (see box, left). Ben Lyons, a former OULC Co-Chair, said, “She will be a fantastic representative and a dedicated campaigner.“It was exciting to be challengedby such strong opponents. They had many good ideas and campaigned honestly.”last_img read more

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first_imgCherwell has found that contributions from public and private donors within the EU, which represented 12% of Oxford’s aggregate income from research grants last year and are maintained through close institutional co-operation, may be impacted by Brexit post-2020, depending on the outcome of negotiations. Research donations and contracts are Oxford’s single largest source of income, representing 42% of the university’s consolidated income in 2014-15.The exact figure of EU research funding to Oxford has been disputed; Times Higher Education claim a fifth of Oxford’s research funding comes from the EU, whilst Digital Science claims the figure is up to a quarter. However, according to Oxford University financial statements, in the 2015 academic year, out of the £522.9 million the university received in research grants £60.4 million came from the European Commission and other EU government bodies, and £8.5 million came from other EU grantors, meaning 13.1% of funding came from EU sources.The News and Information office for Oxford University’s Research Services’ European Team told Cherwell, “Oxford received more than £66 million in EU research funding last year – some 12 per cent of overall research income. While we have a strong stream of competitively-won awards from many other sources, including industry, charities and the UK Government, we cannot overlook or underestimate the importance of access to ERC grants. That’s why the University will argue strongly in the coming months to keep this access, including the right for Oxford academics to lead on collaborative projects with European partners.”Institutionally, Oxford University and the EU share a close relationship. Horizon 2020 work programmes in Oxford include Excellent Science, which provides funding opportunities for scientific research through the European Research Counciland the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions; Industrial Leadership, which promotes industrial innovation including industrial work programmes Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies and Access to Risk Finance, helping research companies gain easier access to loans; and Societal Challenges, which funds collaborative research in the social sciences to address problems such as demographic change, security and climate action.Besides these three main pillars of EU funded research, other EU-funded programmes include the Joint Research Commission, the European Commission’s in-house science research service, and nuclear energy research and innovation projects in Oxford funded by Euratom.In the immediate future, it appears little will change. Horizon 2020, at least, will continue for another 3 years, after which the University may have to look for other funding sources, depending on the Brexit deal reached. In a statement on Gov.uk the government assured, “the referendum result has no immediate effect on those applying to or participating in Horizon 2020. UK researchers and businesses can continue to apply to the programme in the usual way. The future of UK access to European research and innovation funding will be a matter for future discussions. Government is determined to ensure that the UK continues to play a leading role in European and international research and innovation.”The Research Services’ European Team is currently preparing FAQs that will appear on the University of Oxford webpages as well as the Europe Gatewaylast_img read more

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first_imgSilicon Valley has acquired Thames Valley, it would seem, after a series of mysterious street signs were spotted across Oxford today.A sign for “Snapchat End” has been affixed to the walls of Christ Church opposite the Bear Inn pub on the corner of Blue Boar Street and Alfred Street.A sign for “Google Walk”A sign for “Emoji Alley” was erected in Pembroke Square.“Google Walk”, “Facebook Row”, and “Lol Alley” have also appeared around the city, while “Hashtag Walk” and “WTF Lane” were christened slightly further from the centre.The signs are suspected to be the work of anonymous artist A34.A34 tweeted the images below this afternoon:So my signs are out there. Many of them. Here are a few. #socialmediagig #oxfordstreetsigns pic.twitter.com/0JKDL9LHmq— @Athirty4 (@Athirty4) May 8, 2018A34 previously claimed credit for a series of signs for locations including Narnia, Gotham City, and Neverland, affixed to road signs in Didcot last month.Oxford City Council have been contacted for comment.last_img read more

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