Alys Key whatsapp Shoppers ditch high street in one of the worst Augusts on record for retail The 2.7 per cent year-on-year decline also marked the seventh month in a row of negative in-store sales, and the eleventh month in succession where bricks-and-mortar growth failed to exceed one per cent.Total in-store like-for-like sales fell every week of August starting with a 3.9 per cent drop in the first week, as the heatwave continued.The onset of cooler weather and the arrival of a bank holiday by the end of the month improved the picture slightly, but sales in August’s final week were still 1.1 per cent lower than this time last year.It was a particularly poor showing for the fashion and homewares sectors, as consumers turned to online shopping and leisure activities instead.Sophie Michael, head of retail and wholesale at BDO, said: “The high street hasn’t seen any notable growth since October last year. With inflation continuing to bite on the weekly shop and the heatwave driving discretionary spending to bars and entertaining, there is even less disposable income heading to the high street.” Friday 7 September 2018 10:18 am Retailers including John Lewis and Debenhams have this week launched fresh ad campaigns and new instore initiatives as high street stores try to entice shoppers back with new autumn ranges.Read more: Changing tastes shows retail’s centre cannot hold More From Our Partners Matt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com whatsapp Share Shoppers ditched the high street in August, making it one of the worst months on record, new figures have shown.Sales dropped at their steepest rate for three years, accountancy and business advisory firm BDO said in its latest high street tracker, released today.
Tags: Asda Company Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets Dairy farmers blockade Morrisons distribution centre over falling milk prices Dairy farmers have stepped up their protests against supermarket price wars, saying they will not be “bullied by British retailers”. This week has seen a swathe of protests directed at supermarkets including Morrisons and Asda. Last night farmers and their families staged a human blockade at Morrisons’ regional distribution centre in Bridgwater. Unions claim more than 500 people took part in the rally. https://twitter.com/georgid135/status/629567319665197056 https://twitter.com/NFUWrexham/status/629425157472428032 Organisers Farmers for Action said it had been planned as “totally peaceful”, encouraging participants to bring “your whole family, even the dog”, but insisted there was a serious point at stake. David Handley, chairman of Farmers for Action, said: “[I] am sure I speak on behalf of the majority of farmers when I say we are not going to be bullied by British retailers. “All we want is a fair price, a living wage and be able to make a profit from our business, no different than any other corporate business, whether it be British retailing or British food service industry. “I believe we have now reached a point where the British farming industry has to stand up and be counted… Our Prime Minister and Agricultural Minster need to get a grip of who is running this country, who is controlling British food output, is it the farmer and politicians or is it the likes of Morrisons?” Farmers for Action claims to have received a letter threatening legal action if farmers “activity endangers customers and colleagues”. Morrisons could not be reached at the time of publication. It follows a week of protests in which farmers have been buying up milk from Morrisons and other supermarkets to them give the produce away to customers outside the supermarket. A group of dairy farmers have also created their own protest song and video… see below for more. Catherine Neilan whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Friday 7 August 2015 10:07 am whatsapp Share
SEKO Logistics has appointed Jim Mikrut as vice president of its home delivery business in the US, after the division saw shipments of heavyweight consumer goods increase by 54% in 2015.Mr Mikrut has more than 18 years’ experience in the home delivery sector, and was most recently vice president of network carrier/customer experience at US linehaul trucking and final-mile delivery firm MXD Group.He has also run strategic account management teams in addition to managing business integration, customer service and order management.SEKO North America chief operating officer Rick Lee said: “Our combination of service choice and quality, alongside technology solutions for our customers and consumers, is driving significant growth in our home delivery services and the potential for further growth is almost unlimited.“Jim’s focus will be on enhancing, strengthening and improving our overall home delivery solution and customer experience, using his expertise, wide range of industry relationships and passion for exceptional service.”The company said that growth had continued this year, as home consumers increasingly bought big ticket items such as furniture, TVs and white goods online, with ever-growing numbers of purchases made internationally from online retailers in Hong Kong and China, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.“Internet Retailer reported in August that US e-commerce grew at its fastest rate in two years in the second quarter of 2016, up by 15.8%. Many larger commodities are matching or exceeding this growth rate as consumers are increasing their demand for a growing number of goods online,” it added.SEKO’s home delivery services are “managed within a closed-loop linehaul system that enables customers to schedule time-defined appointments online and enjoy the support of SEKO’s 24/7 Customer Service team”, and it offers three home delivery service levels, including “white glove” services that deliver products to the customers’ room of choice and includes unpacking and the removal of packaging materials. By Gavin van Marle 16/09/2016
News Jets and Missiles Stationed Near NLL By Cho Jong Ik – 2011.10.13 11:21am Cho Jong Ik Facebook Twitter There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak South Korean intelligence authorities have confirmed the stationing by North Korea of fighter jets and surface-to-air missiles in its southwest quadrant nearest the Northern Limit Line (NLL) and South Korean Baekryeong Island.A source from within South Korean intelligence told the Daily NK on the 12th, “We have picked up the movement of mobile missile launchers at a missile base in North Korea territory near the maritime NLL. Since it matches the visit of President Lee Myung Bak to the United States, there is the possibility of a military provocation.”The intelligence authorities say the current signs of movement resemble those picked up immediately before the shelling of Yeonpyeong Island on November 23rd, 2010, and have stepped up surveillance efforts.Prior to leaving for the U.S., President Lee received an intelligence report to this effect and reportedly instructed military authorities to “punish strongly” North Korea if a provocation were to occur. [imText1] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News News SHARE News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China
SHARE By Ha Yoon Ah – 2019.01.17 11:49am Smuggling in Sino-North Korean border region spikes following Kim Jong Un’s China visit Smuggling in the Sino-North Korean border region has peaked following Kim Jong Un’s fourth visit (Jan. 7-10) to China in the past year. The North Korean authorities have been involved in smuggling, including the buying and selling of minerals and oil, violating international sanctions.“Copper and zinc concentrate produced in the Hyesan Mine (in Masan-dong) is being smuggled en masse into China,” said a Ryanggang Province-based source on January 14. “After Kim Jong Un’s last trip to China, smuggling crackdowns have relaxed a bit.”North Korea’s Kangsong Trading Company, Yonun Company, and Mirim Company, among others, have received rights to export minerals on behalf of the North Korean government and are buying concentrated minerals (i.e. material without impurities) from mines and individual mine workers. The companies are paying six yuan per kilo and sending 100-ton batches of the concentrate into China. according to the source.He continued, noting that “after the leader’s visit, a lot of minerals have been going into China. People living near the Hyesan Mine are earning a living by selling their own concentrate.”The Rearguard General Bureau and the 8th General Bureau under the North Korean military and South Korea Liaison Office, among other organizations, have been setting up stations in Masan Mine (in Kanggu-dong, Hyesan) and, with permission from the government, exporting minerals to China while importing diesel and petroleum into North Korea, a separate source in Ryanggang Province said.“Without any of their products going through customs, these organizations are increasingly receiving help from border sentries […] 70% of what they’re exporting is zinc, copper, tungsten, molybdenum, magnesia clinker, gold, and silver concentrates, along with wood and medicinal plant products. They are importing flour, soybean oil, sugar and other manufactured foodstuffs along with car and motorcycle parts,” he explained.“Locals are referring to the trade as ‘state smuggling,’ and at least 30 trading companies that have headquarters or offices in Hyesan are involved in these activities.”That being said, minerals have recently started going through North Korean customs during the process of export. This indicates that the North Korean state is directly involved in the smuggling of such products abroad.The export of minerals from North Korea, however, is a clear violation of international sanctions on the country. The import of fuel from China is also potentially a violation of sanctions.The UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2321 in November 2016, which prohibited the export of minerals such as silver, copper, zinc and nickel, while Resolution 2397, which was passed a year later, restricts North Korea to importing just 50,000 barrels of fuel each year.The purity of Hyesan Mine’s copper concentrate is greater than 52%, which means that Chinese mineral companies are actively looking to invest or set up joint ventures with the mine. Copper concentrate is generally only 20% pure, which means that Hyesan Mine’s copper concentrate is more than twice as pure as regular copper concentrate.According to the sources, Chinese companies are likely trying to engage in business opportunities in North Korea early, given the high quality of material they can obtain from North Korean mines and the expectation that sanctions will soon be relaxed. NewsEconomy Ha Yoon AhHa Yoon Ah is one of Daily NK’s full-time journalists. Please direct any questions about her articles to [email protected] News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Facebook Twitter North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) News US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders
Keywords FraudCompanies British Columbia Securities Commission Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff Related news Imposters among us, CSA warns DoJ launches task force to tackle Covid-19 fraud Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Chodorowski has been charged by the BCSC with fraud and breaching the Securities Act. The RCMP have charged Chodorowski under the Criminal Code with four counts of fraud over $5,000, three counts of theft over $5,000, and one count of laundering the proceeds of crime. The charges against Chodorowski have not been proven. The British Columbia Securities Commission’s Criminal Investigations Team and the Nanaimo RCMP have arrested a Nanaimo man for allegedly defrauding investors of more than $2 million. On March 16, the BCSC’s Criminal Investigations Team and the Nanaimo RCMP arrested Michael Chodorowski at the Nanaimo airport based on a Canada-wide warrant. The arrest took place without incident, and followed a lengthy and complex investigation conducted jointly by the BCSC and the Nanaimo RCMP.
Advertisements RelatedDebt Overhang Affecting Country Badly – Shaw RelatedDebt Overhang Affecting Country Badly – Shaw Debt Overhang Affecting Country Badly – Shaw UncategorizedOctober 25, 2008 RelatedDebt Overhang Affecting Country Badly – Shaw FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, has said that the debt overhang, which has been put at over a trillion dollars, is having a serious effect on the country.“The debt overhang is a problem, as it robs us of the ability to adequately finance education and health care, road repairs and other infrastructure. It just robs us of too much, when 54 dollars out of a hundred dollar bill has to be drawn out for just debt servicing,” Mr. Shaw said.He was speaking at the launch of Cuna Mutual Group’s new product – the Payment Protector Rider – on Wednesday (October 22), at the Hilton Kingston Hotel.The Minister emphasised that a lot of hard work would be required to deal with the debt that the country is currently facing.“It is going to be a lot of hard work that is required, but I believe that if we are dedicated to the task, if we are purposeful and if we understand that our redemption is not going to come from the United States; our redemption will ultimately be of our own individual initiative and our own hard work and efficiency,” Mr. Shaw said.Senior Account Relationship Manager at the Cuna Mutual Group, Nichola Johnson Young, explained that the Payment Protector Rider, provides a benefit to the policy holder in the event of temporary disability, through sickness or accident.She also explained that the Payment Protector Rider assumes the insured’s payment of his loan to his or her credit union during the period of disability, up to a maximum of 24 months.“The Payment Protector Rider is integrated into the loan transaction process. By this, it provides a convenient premium payment collection opportunity for the members and for the credit union,” Mrs. Johnson Young said.Persons qualify for Cuna Mutual’s Payment Protector Rider by being a member of a credit union with a loan from that credit union and being between 18 and 25 years old.
Education Can Conquer Challenges of HIV/AIDS at the Workplace – JHTA Head EducationJune 25, 2009 Advertisements RelatedEducation Can Conquer Challenges of HIV/AIDS at the Workplace – JHTA Head RelatedEducation Can Conquer Challenges of HIV/AIDS at the Workplace – JHTA Head RelatedEducation Can Conquer Challenges of HIV/AIDS at the Workplace – JHTA Head FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail President of the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), Wayne Cummings, has argued that the only way to overcome the challenges of HIV/AIDS at the workplace is to allow people, especially those at the management level, to become more educated about the disease, so they can respond positively.“We can try our best to engage members. But if we don’t get into the psyche and the imagination of the most senior people in our associations, businesses or companies, then it is going to be very difficult to get to the people who are asking and who are dying for some information,” Mr. Cummings said.The President was addressing the closing of an HIV/AIDS project, at the Coyaba Hotel in Montego Bay on June 23.The project, which was funded by the Caribbean AIDS Alliance, the JHTA and the Department for International Development, lasted for 18 months and was carried out under the theme: ‘Accelerating the Private Sector Response to HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean, With an Emphasis on the Tourist Sector in Jamaica and Barbados’.Mr. Cummings said that there are line staff and team members who depend on management to make the right decision to put such life skills training into their hotels, but very often it is not done.“In some of our hotels, we focus very steadfastly on making sure that this is a part of our lifestyle. It is so important that at my level, in the corporate office, that the message is consistent. We do not discriminate. We will not do blood testing because that kind of discrimination is not necessary,” he said.He said now that the programme has come to its end, organisations and groups must unite in finding a way to fund the project in order that the information and the momentum can continue. “We must find it within our budget to fund this programme going forward,” Mr. Cummings said.Over the life of the project, some 50 business organisations and companies, including several hotels in Jamaica and across the Caribbean, joined forces to establish leadership advocacy and a support base for persons with HIV/AIDS at the workplace. Each property was mandated to develop a policy and run a programme, whereby core groups of staff members would take the responsibility to educate themselves and to act as watchdogs to ensure that no stigma or discrimination occurred on the property.
Better protection and support for water service customers affected by family violence McGowan Government leads the way to provide greater protection and support for water service customers affected by family violenceThe 16 Days in WA is an annual campaign that raises awareness of family and domestic violence Water Minister Dave Kelly and Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk today launched a code of practice requiring water service providers to support and protect customers affected by family violence.Launched in conjunction with the 16 Days of WA, the code of practice is a tangible example of the McGowan Government’s commitment to addressing the scourge of family violence.Under the code, residential water service providers are required to have a family violence policy to inform the community of what the water service provider is doing to address family violence. This includes:training to enable staff to appropriately respond to family violence;providing appropriate pathways for support;implementing processes to avoid customers having to repeatedly disclose their experience and trauma;ensuring information security of customer details;providing information and advice to customers on debt management and recovery; andproviding assistance to customers with regards payment difficulties and financial hardship.Further information on the code and guidance to support water service providers to develop their approach to family violence is available athttps://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/water-services-legislation-family-violence-codeWestern Australia’s fourth annual 16 Days in WA is a campaign to raise awareness of family and domestic violence, which started on November 25 – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – and continues until December 10 – Human Rights Day.Further information on 16 Days in WA to Stop Violence Against Women can be found at https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/projects/16-days-in-wa/As stated by Water Minister Dave Kelly:“We all have a part to play in addressing family violence, whether it is through leading by example, holding our peers to account, or directly supporting and protecting those who have been affected.“Water service providers can do all of these things by ensuring employees are well-informed and trained to respond appropriately to customers affected by family violence.“Family violence is already recognised as a potential cause of financial hardship. Water service providers will now implement additional measures and policies to ensure their customers are supported and protected.”As stated by Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk:“Now in its fourth year, the 16 Days in WA campaign aims to raise awareness about how we can all play a role in stopping gender-based violence.“This a clear example of the positive change that can be made when we work together to address women’s safety in our communities and across industries/sectors.“Unfortunately, controlling behaviour in an intimate or family relationship can result in utilities-related debt, so we want vulnerable Western Australians in these circumstances to be supported when it comes to managing their water bills.“This code will go a long way to helping survivors feel safe when dealing with their water service provider, knowing that their experiences are understood and appropriate policies are in place.” /Public Release. 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Support for schools boosted by additional computer donations from Sellafield Ltd Sellafield Ltd has donated a further 156 recycled laptops and computers to schools across West Cumbria this month as part of its ongoing work to support student access to remote learning.This builds on a donation of almost five hundred devices in December last year as part of a wider collaborative support effort alongside local authorities, suppliers and other agencies.Emma Graham, a senior buyer within the information services organisation at Sellafield Ltd said:We worked quickly through the WELL project to determine the immediate need from schools, alongside our supply chain partners at ATOS and Allvotec who worked tirelessly to refurbish as many laptops as we could.OneFM also kindly supported deliveries this time around to help us move the devices to schools as quickly as possible”.Emma Williamson, community resilience and social inclusion team leader at Copeland Borough Council, said:In addition to the Sellafield Ltd laptops, the swift financial support we received from elsewhere has enabled us to provide much needed resources to children and young people, to access remote learning.The £43,000 awarded by Cumbria County Council, Copeland Community Fund and members of the Sellafield supply chain is a testament to partnership working and demonstrates how pooling our resources can really benefit the local community and have a direct impact on those in need.Jonathan Sunter, quality of education lead at Solway Community School said:We still have a number of students completing their distance learning on parent’s mobile phones and we cannot thank Sellafield Ltd enough for all the equipment they have provided us so far”.Sellafield Ltd is also working with the Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership to coordinate donations in the Warrington area. /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:children, community, council, donation, education, Government, Impact, mobile, mobile phone, parent, project, quality, resilience, resources, school, students, supply chain, UK, UK Government