B&M set to smash expectations as retailer reports lockdown boost

first_imgEarlier this month the variety retailer reported that sales had passed £1bn for the year amid the pandemic, as quarantined Brits turned to DIY and stockpiled products during lockdown.  B&M set to smash expectations as retailer reports lockdown boost Poppy Wood whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com However, the group withheld any forecast for the second half of the year, citing Covid-19 and economic uncertainty. B&M said it would provide a more detailed update with its half year results on 12 November.   The Liverpool-based chain was classed an “essential” retailer by the government when the Prime Minister announced a nationwide lockdown in March, meaning the company has benefitted from remaining open throughout the crisis.  In the period between 29 March and 27 June, B&M reported 27.7 per cent growth in group revenue from £904.6m to £1.15bn, as surging demand for gardening and DIY products offset a decline in customer numbers. In the UK, B&M has 656 stores trading but no new stores have been opened due to the impact of the coronavirus crisis. The firm said it expects to open net 30 new stores, with at least 15 net new Heron stores. Also Read: B&M set to smash expectations as retailer reports lockdown boost Share B&M European Value Retail hailed a “strong” first half of the year on the backdrop of the coronavirus crisis, with earnings for the six months to September set to smash analysts’ expectations. Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 28 July 2020 7:54 am B&M today said it was well-placed to continue profitability in the UK and to continue to develop its operations in France. The group expects adjusted earnings before tax, amortization and depreciation for the six months to 26 September to be between £250m and £270m, ahead of analysts’ expectations of £208m for the period. whatsapp Also Read: B&M set to smash expectations as retailer reports lockdown boost last_img read more

BlackBerry offering to pay $550 to iPhone owners who switch

first_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 Wrap’Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Wishes He Made South Asian Roles ‘More Human’The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’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 Wrap BLACKBERRY has taken an unusual step to push its new Passport smartphone into people’s hands, by paying them to swap their iPhone for it.In the US and Canada, BlackBerry is offering customers up to $550 (£348) to trade any iPhone since 2011 for the business-orientated Passport.The offer to pay people to take its phones may seem like the actions of a desperate company, but BlackBerry is well along on the recovery trail under new chief executive John Chen. In September the company reported a dramatic narrowing in its losses from $965m to $207m for the three months ending 30 August.Under Chen, the mobile phone company has dramatically restructured to remould itself to focus more specifically on the business market.BlackBerry says that the Passport, which was released in September, was designed specifically to focus on this market and for “productivity-driven business professionals”. Tags: BlackBerry whatsapp Oliver Smith Share whatsapp BlackBerry offering to pay $550 to iPhone owners who switch Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 26 November 2014 8:20 pmlast_img read more

Shell wins Arctic drilling battle in US but Seattle starts stall tactics

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News / Martinair pilots launch last-stand legal battle to force KLM to save their jobs

first_img Some 185 Martinair pilots are attempting one final battle to keep their jobs.In an administrative court session to start next week, KLM and its pilot union VNV will be invited to respond to the pilot group’s summons. The group is aiming to force KLM to offer the pilots positions – as originally pledged by former cargo boss Eric Varwijk last September, according to Dutch media.BarentsKrans, the law firm representing the Martinair pilots, noted in a statement that the Martinair pilots are seeking a declaration from the court that a transfer of undertaking has occurred between Martinair and KLM, implying that KLM has taken over Martinair’s air cargo business. If such a transfer of undertaking occurs, employees automatically become employees of the company that has taken over the activities. Should the court agree with the Martinair pilots, then they are in fact KLM employees, giving them more protection from dismissal.Mr Varwijk had assured Martinair pilots whose roles were being phased out as the carrier reduced its fleet that the group would look for jobs for them at KLM or Transavia. However, De Telegraaf reported yesterday that KLM was now hiring only less experienced, cheaper pilots, while Martinair’s had become too expensive, and employing them would negate cost savings from trimming the fleet. By Alex Lennane 16/06/2015 The pilots have also been hampered by weak union representation, the VNV, mostly comprising KLM pilots, failing to sufficiently support Martinair’s staff because of concerns for their own pay and jobs.De Telegraaf reported that KLM would not take on any of Martinair’s pilots, with head of cargo Bram Graeber not available for comment.While the pilots seek an outcome in the courts, another legal battle was launched this week with a plan to boost Martinair’s business by operating some 10 freighters. This seems highly unlikely, with management acknowledging that cutting freighters is the only future for the group.“The growth in cargo capacity is in bellies – we will also have dedicated freighters,but will reduce our exposure to them,” said Mr Graeber at Air Cargo Europe last month. “I don’t particularly like that development, but it’s a realistic adaptation to the market.“It’s a painful adaptation process, and I can’t say it’s popular, but that’s how it has to be.”He added that having fewer aircraft would allow the airline to invest in areas such as IT, which would make a difference.Air France’s head of cargo, Alain Malka, last week told a French newspaper that the carrier was going to implement aggressive pricing, to gain volumes, instead of seeking only high-yield cargo, its former strategy.One former senior Martinair manager commented: “They have totally lost it in France.”AF-KLM Cargo management said the arm would be profitable by 2017.Meanwhile, Volkskrant has reported that guarantees made to KLM when the Air France merger was negotiated in 2003, had been eroded.The original agreement was up for renewal in 2010, and signed off by former transport minister Camiel Eurlings. The English language Dutch News noted that the original agreement guaranteed jobs at Schiphol, that the growth between both airlines should be balanced and that KLM could operate as a separate entity.Mr Eurlings said at the time of renewal that the guarantees were no longer as broad-reaching, because of the trust between both parties and the amount of time negotiations might take.last_img read more

Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: J&J and Bayer win their first trial over alleged Xarelto harms

first_img Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: J&J and Bayer win their first trial over alleged Xarelto harms Log In | Learn More Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Top of the morning to you, and what a fine one it is. Once again, a bright, shiny sun and cool breeze are enveloping the Pharmalot campus. What better way to start the day, yes? This is especially true now that a calm has descended since the short person left for the local schoolhouse and the official mascots are on their sixth nap of the day. No naps for us, though. There is much to be done. On that note, here are some items of  interest. Have a smashing day and do keep in touch …A federal court jury found that Johnson & Johnson and Bayer did not mislead a Louisiana man and his doctors about the health risks of the Xarelto blood thinner, Bloomberg News reports. The companies, therefore, were determined not liable for his injuries and later medical problems. This was the first of more than 18,000 patient lawsuits filed against J&J and Bayer, which jointly developed Xarelto, to come to trial. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED By Ed Silverman May 4, 2017 Reprints Alex Hogan/STAT What is it? STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included?center_img GET STARTED Pharmalot About the Author Reprints Ed Silverman Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. [email protected] @Pharmalot Tags legalpharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more

Pharmalittle: U.S. puts J&J in charge of plant that botched Covid-19 vaccines; pharmacies offering Covid shots raise privacy concerns

first_img [email protected] What is it? Alex Hogan/STAT Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the pharma industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Good morning, everyone, and welcome to another working week. We hope the weekend respite was somehow relaxing and invigorating, because that oh-so predictable routine of Zoom meetings, Skype calls, and deadlines has returned. But what can you do? The world, after all, keeps on spinning. So please join us while we give it a push and brew a delicious cup of stimulation. Our choice today is caramel vanilla cream. Meanwhile, here are a few tidbits to help you start the day. We hope all goes well and you remain safe. …The U.S. government has moved to stop any further risk of contamination at a Baltimore plant run by Emergent BioSolutions (EBS) where 15 million potential doses of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) vaccine were spoiled last month, telling AstraZeneca (AZN) it must move its production from the facility and find somewhere else to make its vaccine, CNN says. The Biden administration directed J&J to fully take over its vaccine production at the plant. AstraZeneca vaccine will now be produced at another facility, although the administration did not specify where.Millions of Americans streaming through retail pharmacies to receive Covid-19 vaccines have no choice but to hand over their personal information to those companies, raising red flags for privacy watchdogs who are pressing for oversight of how the pharmacies may use the data bonanza to boost their profits, Politico reports. While providing vaccinations themselves is not a major moneymaker for the retailers, they have been able to scoop up data on new customers that could prove to be valuable.The Food and Drug Administration rejected a bid by Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD) to expand the use of its Nuplazid anti-psychosis drug to a broader group of patients, STAT reports. The decision was widely expected following a March 8 letter sent by the agency to Acadia, citing undefined “deficiencies” in the Nuplazid application. Acadia was seeking authorization to market Nuplazid to treat a broad group of patients with dementia-related psychosis, but the FDA rejected the request, citing a lack of statistical significance in some dementia subgroups.Nearly a dozen children’s hospitals in the U.S. are forming a coalition aimed at blunting unstable medicine supplies, turning to Phlow, a company that grew out of the Covid-19 pandemic, Bloomberg News notes. Early on, the Children’s Hospital Coalition, which officially kicked off its work last month, expects to focus on pain medications, sedatives, nutrition management, and blood pressure maintenance. Last May, Phlow was awarded $354 million by the Trump administration to help produce Covid-19 treatments made in the U.S. @Pharmalot Log In | Learn More GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Tags STAT+center_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Ed Silverman Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. By Ed Silverman April 5, 2021 Reprints About the Author Reprints Pharmalot What’s included? Pharmalittle: U.S. puts J&J in charge of plant that botched Covid-19 vaccines; pharmacies offering Covid shots raise privacy concerns last_img read more

Biogen to expand access to its ALS drug, but move may come too late for some patients

first_img After weeks of controversy, Biogen (BIIB) has agreed to provide an experimental drug for combating ALS to a small group of very sick patients under a so-called expanded access program. But the move may come too late for the woman who pushed the company to take this step.The decision follows sustained pressure by ALS patients, notably Lisa Stockman Mauriello, a health care communications executive who has a rare and fast-moving form of the neurological disease. This subset of patients typically has a very short life span, but no treatment options. So with help from supporters, she mounted a high-profile campaign to convince Biogen to provide access to its drug as quickly as possible. What’s included? Pharmalot STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What is it? By Ed Silverman April 27, 2021 Reprints Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. About the Author Reprints Ed Silvermancenter_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Lisa Stockman Mauriello, who was diagnosed with ALS, with her husband and children. Courtesy Lisa Stockman Mauriello Log In | Learn More GET STARTED @Pharmalot Biogen to expand access to its ALS drug, but move may come too late for some patients [email protected] Tags clinical trialsdrug developmentneurologylast_img read more

Large crowd expected in Camross for annual ‘Run for the Hills’

first_img Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, April 14, 2018Next articleLaois hurlers urged to join one of the county’s longest-running golf societies Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Facebook The annual ‘Run for the Hills’ is the main fundraiser for Camross NS Facebook Large crowd expected in Camross for annual ‘Run for the Hills’ Twitter “We are a very hardworking Parents Council who support a really fantastic school and our annual Run For The Hills 5K is our main fundraiser each year to provide much needed resources for the pupils & staff of Camross NS,” said Geraldine O’Neill from Camross NS Parents Council.“Not only was our school awarded our first Active Flag in 2017 but we are also a HSE Health Promoting School too.“This means that while the pupils of Camross NS are involved in a wide range of physical activities such as hurling, camogie, soccer, swimming, running and cycling to name a few they are also working on improving both the physical and mental health and wellbeing of our whole school community.“Our annual 5k is a great way to fundraise for our school and also involve our wider community in the promotion of a healthy lifestyle while also enjoying a great family day out.”SEE ALSO – Laois is set for an early summer treat as weather set to improve greatly Pinterest They’re a great crowd in Camross for organising and supporting local community events and that will be evident again this Sunday morning when Camross NS Parents Council hold their 5th annual ‘Run For The Hills’ 5K Family Fun Run.The run takes place in Camross village and registration starts at 11am and the fun run will kick off at 12.30pm. Adult entry is €10 and kids are free.There will be refreshments served in the hall straight after the run with raffle taking place and free bouncy castle for the kids too. By Steven Miller – 14th April 2018 TAGSCamross Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Rugby Pinterest Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Home News Community Large crowd expected in Camross for annual ‘Run for the Hills’ NewsCommunity Council Community WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

JOB VACANCIES: Grill staff required for new Portlaoise Plaza

first_img Twitter Previous articleJOB VACANCY: Deli Supervisor required for new Portlaoise PlazaNext articleJOB VACANCY: Pizza Supervisor required for Papa Johns in new Portlaoise Plaza LaoisToday Reporter By LaoisToday Reporter – 17th February 2020 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Home Jobs JOB VACANCIES: Grill staff required for new Portlaoise Plaza Jobs Facebook Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival JOB VACANCIES: Grill staff required for new Portlaoise Plaza ** No longer taking applications **Supermac’s are seeking Grill staff to join the team for their new Portlaoise Plaza which will open in May 2020.This plaza will join the other motorway service stations in the Plaza Group – The Barack Obama Plaza, The Galway Plaza, Tipperary Town Plaza, The Kinnegad Plaza, The N20 Plaza Mallow, and our Service Stations in Charlestown, Ballyhea, and Westport.The company’s success is built on fantastic services for our services to include a unique menu, ideally suited to local tastes, using real food and food ingredients sourced locally wherever possible and enhanced by quality in every aspect of the operation.The quality of service is underwritten by Supermac’s staff, who gives the restaurants their unique, friendly atmosphere.It is for these reasons that Supermac’s has become the great success story it is and the great franchising opportunity it offers.The new service station facilities in the Portlaoise Plaza includes a Convenience store, Several Car and HGV fuelling pumps, Supermac’s Restaurant, Papa John’s Pizza, SuperSubs Salad and Sub Sandwich offering, Macs Place Deli, and a branded Barista Cafe, together with indoor and outdoor seating, toilets and washroom facilities, free wifi, car, bus and HGV parking.The role of grill person involves taking charge of the grill area, where all burgers are cooked and buns are toasted and dressed in keeping with our standards.Breakfasts and other items are also cooked by the Grill Person.Job PurposeThe Grill Person will provide ongoing support to the Management Team to ensure Supermac’s customers receive the best quality, service and cleanliness each time they visit a Supermac’s restaurant.Duties and Responsibilities include:Comply with food safety and hygiene regulations,Monitor waste levels and ensure waste is disposed of correctly,Ensure cleanliness of the grill station and work area, ensure all food and equipment are stored correctly,Comply with company regulations, training and coaching of staff,Working as part of a team.The successful candidates will be hard working, work well under pressure, and enjoy working as part of a team. Candidates must also have fluent English and previous cooking experienced is preferable. Full training is provided.What you can expect:Competitive hourly rateExcellent opportunities for career progression and CPDA company in growth with a clear vision and amazing cultureTo apply for the above opportunity:Please send an up-to-date CV along with Cover letter quoting the Job Title to [email protected], you may post it to Laura Flaherty, HR Department, Supermac’s Head Office, Ballybrit Business Park, Ballybrit, Co. GalwayDue to the large number of applicants, we will only be able to reply to successful candidates.Supermac’s is an equal opportunities employer.SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSPortlaoise PlazaSupermacs News Facebook Electric Picnic WhatsApp GAA last_img read more

UK secures ‘listed status’ to protect £5 billion animal export market

first_imgUK secures ‘listed status’ to protect £5 billion animal export market The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed today that the UK has been granted ‘national listed status’, which ensures exports to the EU of live animals and products of animal origin such as meat, fish and dairy can continue, providing certainty for a market worth more than £5 billion a year.The UK’s listed status was confirmed by the EU after it met the health and biosecurity assurances required for a third country.The move recognises the UK’s high biosecurity and animal health standards and will bring welcome clarity to our world-leading farmers and food producers. The decision will also allow the continued movement of equines between the UK and the EU.UK Chief Veterinary Officer, Christine Middlemiss, said:Third country listed status demonstrates our very high standards of biosecurity and animal health which we will continue to maintain after the end of the transition period.If you or your business imports or exports animal and animal products, or imports high risk food, then I urge you to visit our guidance pages on gov.uk for what you need to do to continue to trade after 31 December.Businesses will require an Export Health Certificate for all different product types within a consignment, which will need to be signed by a certifier such as an Official Veterinarian.Guidance for animal importers and exporters including equine transporters is available on GOV.UK.The EU has voted to lift a number of plant health prohibitions and they also voted to grant equivalence for fruit and vegetable propagating material, which means these plants and plant products can continue being exported to the EU and NI. We are expecting a decision on agricultural species and forest reproductive material, which is decided via a Council vote.The recent positive outcome of the EU vote means it will be possible to export seed and propagating material, as well as ware potatoes, to the EU and NI from 1 January 2021. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:animal, business, council, dairy, environment, EU, Europe, Export, Government, health, market, species, trade, UK, UK Government, veterinary, visitlast_img read more