Maintaining warehouse capacity and flexibility during Brexit uncertainty

first_imgWhat constitutes an optimal stock level is a dynamic question that needs constantly revisiting. Stock holding is impacted by a range of economic and political factors many of which are beyond the control of an individual distributor or wholesaler. In the UK, nowhere has this been better demonstrated than with the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the implications for future product cost, availability and the frictionless movement of goods.This essential report from Sage looks at how distributors and wholesalers are managing the current macro environment and what advances in technology are enabling the development of more responsive supply chains.Complete the form below to download this free report. The Grocer may use your contact data to keep you informed of its products and services by email. You can withdraw your marketing consent at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in such email or by sending an email to [email protected] More information on our processing can be found in our Privacy Notice. By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Privacy Notice.last_img read more

​APG among cornerstone investors in €500m Hispania Activos listing

first_imgAPG and Cohen & Steers are investing in Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios as it looks to raise €500m in gross proceeds from its listing on a number of Spanish stock exchanges this month.In addition to the two firms, Paulson and Co, Quantum Strategic Partners, the Canepa Group and Moore Capital Management will also back the listing, with €314m so far committed by the initial pool.Hispania will target Spanish multi-family residential, office and hotel real estate investments over the next three years.Once listed, Hispania will be managed by Azora Gestión and listed on the Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia stock exchanges by the end of this month. At the end of the three-year period, Hispania will liquidate the portfolio.last_img

SHOOTING RAMPAGE: Young man kills 2, injures 3 more in fit of jealousy

first_imgVenom Dio Vergara, 22, ran away after theshooting but was arrested by pursuing policemen. He yielded a .9mm pistol. Shop manager Irvin James Checa, 30, andcashier Ana Anacleto, 24, died of gunshot wounds on their heads. The three others wounded were Checa’s olderbrother Stephen Louie, a broadcast journalist and correspondent of Panay News;Police Staff Sergeant Cyril Valdevieso and Police Staff Sergeant AlbertTalidong. The shooting happened at around 7 a.m. minutesafter the computer shop opened, according to Police Lieutenant Colonel MarkAnthony Darroca, San Jose police chief. He also shot the two respondingpolicemen.  Valdevieso was hit on theright hand and Talidong on the right foot. “He shot me first, then my brother and hiscashier,” Stephen Louie told Panay News. “Nagduko ko para makalikaw. I was hiton my left shoulder.” An hour after the shooting, Vergara’s fatherMelvin turned over to the police station a shotgun, another .9mm pistol,bullets for .45 pistol, .9mm pistol and shotgun. ARRESTED. Now detained at the police station of San Jose, Antique, Venom Dio Vergara faces a string of criminal charges. According to Stephen Louie, he alerted thepolice and rushed to the shop to pacify Vergara after getting a call from hisbrother. From what the police so far gathered, minutesbefore the shooting Vergara confronted Checa regarding the computer shopmanager’s supposed relationship with Anacleto. Wounded media practitioner and Panay News correspondent Stephen Louie Checa at the Angel Salazar Memorial General Hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound on the left shoulder. He survived the fatal shooting inside a computer shop in Barangay Atabay, San Jose, Antique around 7 a.m. on Monday. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PNcenter_img Vergara, however, shot Stephen Louie thenfired at the younger Checa and Anacleto. ILOILO City – A young man shot dead the womanhe was courting and the latter’s boss at a computer shop in Barangay Atabay,San Jose, Antique yesterday morning. Three others were shot, too, but survived. According to San Jose police chief PoliceLieutenant Colonel Mark Anthony Darroca, “After shooting the victims, thesuspect ran toward a rice field. Our police officers chased him and there wasan exchange of gunshots.” Vergara’s family owned a water refillingstation adjacent to the computer shop. Stephen Louie and the two wounded policemenwere also taken to the Angel Salazar Memorial General Hospital for treatment./PN Darroca said the turned over firearms and thepistol recovered from Vergara upon arrest all have expired registrations. Checa denied this and Vergara left, but onlyto return to the computer shop moments later with a gun and threatening theshop manager and Anacleto. Vergara was hit on a leg. He was taken to theAngel Salazar Memorial General Hospital for treatment then released fordetention at the San Jose police station. Police were charging Vergara, now detained atthe San Jose police station, with murder, frustrated murder, direct assault,and frustrated homicide.last_img read more

Almost €600,000 granted for campus upgrades at LYIT

first_imgMinister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has today announced €590,000 funding for Letterkenny Institute of Technology to make infrastructure works and improvements.The investment is based on student numbers with more than 3,000 students in the college.The Donegal TD said: “The €590,000 funding is priority investment as it helps college chiefs to make small but important fixes and improvements to the campus for the benefit of staff and students. “The money also helps to pay for better equipment and upgrade some facilities with refurb jobs, new IT, energy efficiency and health and safety changes.“It also complements the wider investment in third level facilities with €2.2 billion being spent across the sector from 2018-2027 in new buildings, better labs and learning spaces and other areas.“LYIT can be assured that there’s good flexibility with this Government support of €590,000 and they can decide how best to make changes on campus.”The funding will be provided to LYIT through the Higher Education Authority (HEA). Almost €600,000 granted for campus upgrades at LYIT was last modified: December 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:educationfundingLYITMinister Joe McHughlast_img read more

NBA Draft: Warriors acquire Alen Smailagić from New Orleans, select Eric Paschall at No. 41

first_imgOAKLAND – The Warriors just added a player that they considered worth more valuable than $1.3 million and a future second-round pick. The Warriors also added another player by trading an undisclosed amount of future second-round picks to New Orleans.The Warriors selected Villanova senior forward Eric Paschall at No. 41 in the NBA Draft on Thursday shortly after acquiring Alen Smailagić from the New Orleans Pelicans after he was selected at No. 39. The Warriors acquired the No. 41 pick from …last_img

To Hell on a motorbike

first_img26 November 2003“Everyone should take a trip to South Africa’s mecca, The Hell, at least once in their lives – preferably on a BMW motorcycle,” says German-born Juergen Muess, owner of Karoo Biking: BMW motorcycle tours and rentals in South Africa.Operating from Cape Town, Karoo Biking offers an increasing number of international visitors, as well as locals, four standard BMW motorcycle tours – two of which include an overnight stay in one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets, the Gamkaskloof valley, known as The Hell by residents of the Small Karoo.The 14-day Karoo / Garden Route / R62 tour takes the biker through some of the most beautiful landscapes that South Africa has to offer, travelling along the famous Route 62 through the Small Karoo and then along the East Coast to Port Elizabeth before heading back to Cape Town via the Garden Route.Day 4 of the tour is described as follows: “It’s hell. Today is certain to be one of the tour’s highlights. We’ll be leaving again at 9am after breakfast and be travelling over the Huisriver Pass, through Kruisriver and Matjesrivier to the Swartberg Pass.“At the pass’ summit (at around 1 568m) we’ll be taking a left and be heading off down Gamkaskloof to a place better known as The Hell. A majestic gorge characterised by soaring rock faces, fascinating plants, and clear falls of mountain water – this is one of the most isolated areas in South Africa. We’ll picnic in the mountains for lunch before the exciting trip down the valley to the Hell begins.“We’ll be staying in The Hell for the evening in original houses restored by the Nature Conservation Board. Mod cons are not the order of the day here, but we can guarantee you that you will be hard pressed to find a more stunning heaven anywhere in the world. We will barbecue in the evening and enjoy a few beers under the African stars …”Karoo Biking is not the only operator inviting tourists to discover SA’s diverse, spectacular landscape on two wheels (see Related Links on the right). MOTOBerlin is a BMW motorbike and adventure tour specialist offering tours in South Africa’s Garden Route, KwaZulu-Natal and Lesotho, Mpumalanga and the Kruger National Park, the Kalahari Highway, and the Johannesburg to Cape Town route.“Few countries on earth can rival the grandeur and beauty of the South African landscape. Mountain ranges, sunburned deserts, deep forests, fruit-filled valleys and the endless coastline beckon you the traveller to come and see for yourself”, MOTOBerlin declares on its website.“What better way to traverse this giant canvas than on two wheels?”Muess says the South African motorcycle tourism industry is an untapped market worth investing in, pointing out that South Africa is now the fourth most popular holiday destination for the American market, which has around 20 million motorcyclists.South Africa is also a popular destination with German and British tourists, and Germany boasts nine million registered bikers, while the United Kingdom has about eight million bikers.For this reason, Karoo Biking will initially target the US, UK and German markets, with plans to expand into the Spanish-speaking market.The Karoo is a particularly good destination for bikers, offering wonderful hospitality, the opportunity to get in touch with local culture, and the opportunity to ride on both tarred and dirt roads.Karoo Biking’s machines come from the latest BMW ranges, to ensure its clients enjoy the best possible touring experience.Pieter de Waal, general manager of BMW Motorrad South Africa, says motorcycle touring is becoming an increasingly popular pastime: “Sales of our touring motorcycles have doubled during the past three years. This growth reflects the increased desire of South Africans to explore our wonderful country by motorcycle.”Says Muess: “You can bet that Karoo Biking will do its part, and make every effort to market South Africa and its more interesting nooks and crannies to the world, by taking its international clients to some of South Africa’s best-kept secrets in style – astride a BMW motorcycle.” reporterlast_img read more

New office to ensure quality health care

first_imgThe National Health Amendment Bill has paved the way for the establishment of a new independent body, the Office of Standards Compliance, to ensure that South Africa’s hospitals and clinics comply with minimum health standards.The office will also advise the Minister of Health on the development of standards, norms and quality management systems for the national health system; inspect and certify health establishments as compliant with prescribed norms and standards; and monitor indicators of risk as an early warning system relating to breaches of standards. (Image: OHSC)Brand South Africa ReporterThe release of the National Health Amendment Bill has paved the way for the establishment of a new independent body, the Office of Standards Compliance, to ensure that South Africa’s hospitals and clinics comply with minimum health standards.All health care centres, including private ones, will have to get accreditation from the office.The establishment of the office follows the government’s commitment to improve the quality of health care in South Africa’s public health facilities and to strengthen the country’s health system through enhanced accountability.Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said in Pretoria this week that the office would ensure that complaints received from health care users or the public were properly and independently investigated.The office will also advise the minister on the development of standards, norms and quality management systems for the national health system; inspect and certify health establishments as compliant with prescribed norms and standards; and monitor indicators of risk as an early warning system relating to breaches of standards.Unannounced inspectionsMotsoaledi said the office, once established, would be divided into three units: an inspectorate, an accreditation unit, and an ombudsman to handle public complaints about poor services.“We will go to the institutions unannounced to monitor if the standards are being carried out, and with the ombudsman, members of the public should be able to share their experiences in the health centres,” Motsoaledi said.The Bill proposes that the office be headed by a qualified executive director and supported by competent personnel, including health inspectors, who may enter any health premises to inspect compliance with the standards.Motsoaledi said the office would also pave way for the implementation of South Africa’s National Health Insurance (NHI), as the provision of quality care would be one of the core requirements of the NHI.Improving quality of health careMotsoaledi has previously expressed his disappointment with the level of health care in many of the country’s public hospitals, and has, through his performance agreement with President Jacob Zuma, committed himself and his department to improving the situation.The department has identified six priorities for fast-tracking improvement, namely safety and security, long waiting times, drug availability, nursing attitude, infection prevention and control, and values of staff.Members of the public are invited to submit their comments on the proposed establishment of the Office of Health Standards Compliance. The draft Bill is available on the health department’s website, you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

California’s Energy Code Update: Ready, Set, Wait

first_imgThere aren’t many aspects of private-sector enterprise or government operations that don’t rely on software to make things happen. Just ask the California Energy Commission.August 1 was to be the day the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards – parts 1 and 6 of Title 24, the California Building Standards Code – became effective. But a delay in the rollout of proprietary software that building industry professionals will use to assure they are complying with the code has, in turn, prompted the commission to shift the effective date to January 1, 2010.That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Most of California’s building industry has acclimated to the state’s progression of increasingly strict building regulations and many in the business had long ago geared up for the Title 24 update. And code in some municipalities already exceeds that of Title 24.The next edition of the code is intended to increase the energy efficiency of retrofits, renovations, and new construction 15% to 20% over Title 24 requirements set in 2005. Title 24 has 12 parts, each of which addresses a construction category or set of administrative regulations. Even after January 1, compliance with some of Title 24’s green provisions – pertaining to site development, water conservation, sustainable building materials, and waste recycling – will continue to be voluntary for the next year or two.More time to gear upA delay of five months is, as the CEC points out, not necessarily a bad thing, because it “provides the industry and building officials more time to prepare for the new standards” and gives the CEC “additional time to provide more information for the standards and work with the California utilities, building industry and the California building officials to provide training on the new standards.”Also, CEC compliance software that doesn’t perform as required could cause significant problems for the state’s building industry.“The inspectors have to be trained. They have to train the architects and engineers that are going to work with (the software),” Fred Bell, executive director of the Building Industry Association’s Desert Chapter, told the Desert Sun newspaper for a recent story on the subject. “There are components that have to be manufactured (to code) — air conditioning, ducts. Building is manufacturing. When you have a challenge in one area, there’s a ripple effect through everything else.”last_img read more

Ivana Agudo rises to the challenge for Lady Tamaraws

first_imgMagalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 2013 PLAY LIST 01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201300:50Trending Articles02:28Panelo on facing commute challenge: ‘It’s a silly acceptance’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 Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Despite uncertainty around her injury, Lycha Ebon confident she can return this season MOST READ Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University needed someone to fill in the void injured star Lycha Ebon left and fortunately for the Lady Tamaraws Ivana Agudo heeded the call.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Google Philippines names new country director Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “I just told myself that even if I don’t produce points, I will help in other ways and I didn’t expect that I will be doing this so I’m really happy,” said Agudo who finished with 12 points to lead the Lady Tamaraws to a 6-3 record that tied them with University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle at the second seed.FEU captain Jerrili Malabanan would finish everything off scoring FEU’s final two points of the game.“Like Ivana said, her performance was unexpected, but we knew that she could help and provide for us when we’re one man down,” said Malabanan who had 11 points. “I’m really proud of the way she performed today.”ADVERTISEMENT Agudo showed true guts in leading the Lady Tamaraws in the deciding set against University of the East, helping them to salvage the 25-15, 16-25, 12-25, 25-22, 17-15 victory Saturday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.“This is a big thing for me because my Ates needed help, so for I told myself that I needed to step up,” said Agudo in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.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, logisticsIt was a virtual slugfest between FEU and UE with no team taking a three-point lead early in the fifth set.Agudo then took over for the Lady Tamaraws first giving them an 11-8 lead with a two-handed dump just before a crosscourt kill that nearly landed beyond the sideline for FEU’s 12-8 buffer. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassleslast_img read more

Rep Dr Bizon meets with Flint doctors

first_img10Feb Rep. Dr. Bizon meets with Flint doctors Tags: Flint water, Medical Society, REp. Bizon Categories: Bizon News,Featured news,News ##### Rep. Dr. John Bizon visited the city of Flint on Feb. 4 to meet with the Genesee County Medical Society leadership group and discuss the city water issue.Before the GCMS’s meeting, Rep. Bizon had the opportunity to discuss the health situations facing many in the city with executive director and group chief, Dr. Peter Levine.“We were able to talk about the health crisis going on in the city,” Rep. Bizon said. “Along with getting funding and resources to the people of the city, it is important that we know what health problems need to be solved as well.”The GCMS works to connect doctors and medical personnel from across the state to help spread information and tools. The GCMS is part of the Michigan State Medical Society.“The situation in Flint needs medical leadership to help the most people,” Rep. Bizon said. “Communication between doctors and political leaders in Lansing is the key to solving this crisis. We need to continue that communication.”For more information, contact Rep. Bizon’s office by email to [email protected] or by phone to (517) 373-0555.last_img read more