Whitbread’s chief executive Andy Harrison has turned down a 1.5% increase on his annual salary of £717,500.Alongside Harrison, chief financial officer Chris Rogers has rejected the pay rise based on his salary of £504,700. Whitbread staff, including employees at high street coffee shop chain Costa, received a 2.25% rise in pay, as a remuneration committee decided the group’s top 40 executives would be entitled to a 1.5% salary increase.The group reported total revenue of £1.77bn, up 11.2%, in its financial results for the year to 1 March 2012, in addition to a 11.3% increase in underlying profit to £320.1m. Costa’s underlying profits grew 38% to £69.7m in the past year and benefited from a 5.5% rise in like-for-like sales at its UK equity store.
DeRozan has 29, Raptors win 11th straight, beat Mavs Warriors: At Phoenix on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Both teams played the first of back-to-back games.TIP-INSKings: The Kings shot 14 for 31 from 3-point range and held a 47-40 rebounding advantage. … Kosta Koufos, who had 12 rebounds, was hit with a technical early in the second.Warriors: Casspi limped off at the 9-minute mark of the second with a sprained right ankle. … Curry missed his fourth straight game after re-injuring his troublesome right ankle. He will be re-evaluated Tuesday, while Thompson has a fractured right thumb and will be examined again next Thursday. … Green became the eighth player in franchise history with 500 or more blocked shots.A CHAMP’S NIGHTIn a sweet pregame moment, Steve Kerr brought up Champ Pederson on Warriors special needs night to help with the pregame media session before Pederson announced the starting lineups. Champ is 30 and has Down syndrome. He has worked part-time as a finance assistant for the Warriors since last fall and is the big brother of Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.“He could be in the lineup,” Kerr joked.“I could be,” Pederson said, grinning, “for Steph Curry.”UP NEXTKings: At Utah on Saturday. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback View comments Golden State Warriors’ Omri Casspi falls to the floor with an ankle injury in front of coach Steve Kerr, background center, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday, March 16, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Buddy Hield made three free throws over the final 27.5 seconds, Willie Cauley-Stein had a late dunk and the Sacramento Kings won for the second time this season on Golden State’s home floor, beating a Warriors team missing its top three scorers 98-93 on Friday night.Hield finished with 22 points off the bench. He also had seven assists and seven rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Quinn Cook scored a career-high 25 points on 10-for-13 shooting for Golden State, making his initial seven shots and also hitting a career-best five 3-pointers after Kevin Durant was lost to a broken rib in a discouraging pregame announcement for the defending champions.Draymond Green returned from a one-game injury absence to produce 14 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and two blocked shots.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHield made one free throw with 27.5 seconds left and then two more with 13.2 seconds remaining as the Kings withstood a frantic final minute after the teams entered the final quarter tied at 75. Sacramento also won at Oracle Arena on Nov. 27.Before the game, NBA Finals MVP Durant became the latest Warriors star to go down . Then Golden State lost reserve Omri Casspi to an ankle injury early in the game. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Durant will miss at least two weeks with a fractured rib on the right side, joining fellow All-Stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson on the injury list for the Warriors.An MRI exam Friday revealed Durant’s injury and he will be re-evaluated in two weeks.Durant said there’s still time for the team to heal and get ready for the playoffs. He missed 18 games in 2017 before returning for the final two contests of the regular season.“No concern. I’ve got a couple weeks and I’m just trying to get healthy, and I’m just trying to make sure I’m out there being able to be me on the court,” Durant said. “That’s the most important thing. It’s not great timing-wise, obviously. It’s all about just feeling better when I’m out there playing.”Cook scored 13 in the first quarter as the Warriors jumped out to a nice lead, but they held just a 59-57 edge at halftime.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.And if he wins one of the two open spots on East Whittier’s school board, Gallardo says he’ll focus on getting teachers all the materials and resources they need to provide a “quality education.” “I decided this would be a good opportunity to provide some of my knowledge and skills to the school board, and be active and progressive in assisting the community,” Gallardo said. “I’m so impressed with the quality of education already being delivered here. But yes, there are areas where we can improve,” he said. “We need to do more to maintain our programs and retain school staff.” Both Elbling, 43, and Aparicio, 28, are middle-school teachers. But for Elbling, his motivation to run for the board is the same as his reason for becoming an educator. “Bottom line: I’m here to make a difference,” said Elbling, who teaches at Corvallis Middle in Norwalk. “I want to make a difference in individual student’s lives, and promote positive things for the cause of education in this district, and all districts in general.” EAST WHITTIER – It’s a race of the challengers at the East Whittier City School District on Nov. 6, when voters go to the polls to decide which two candidates get to serve the next four years on the district’s governing panel. Each of the four candidates – Carlos Aparicio, Michael A. Cirasole, Dimitri C. Elbling and Angel E. Gallardo – has at least a few years of professional experience in public schools under his belt. And with issues like declining enrollment and rising educational standards set by the federal No Child Left Behind Act, all four candidates say their knowledge and skills would be beneficial if elected. Gallardo, 45, a career and technical education coordinator at the Pomona Unified School District, has spent the past 22 years in education, holding titles ranging from teacher to high school principal. Elbling and Gallardo are endorsed by the East Whittier Education Association. Aparicio, who graduated from El Rancho High in Pico Rivera, said education has always been a big priority in his family. “Every child has the ability to succeed and just to move on and better themselves by focusing on education,” he said. “What’s most important, for myself, is that my children come to this district and I want to be involved in their education,” he said. “And working as a teacher has given me skills and experience that I can bring to the school board.” Cirasole, 59, has spent the last 26 years with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, overseeing school budgets to make sure districts remain fiscally sound. “I understand school-district budgets and the consequences of poor planning,” said Cirasole, a 55-year resident of Whittier. “More needs to be done to prevent the funding loss. And I believe having a safe and secure learning environment is the most important thing a school can provide.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
31 July 2008Woolworths saw the introduction of reusable bags in 2004 as an opportunity to not only preserve the environment, but also to support new enterprise development, with their fabric bags being made for them by local factories – one of which started for the specific purpose of making Woolworths bags.It forms part of the company’s strategy to source products locally, where quality, quantity and consistency meet the expectations of their customers – while also enabling the company to support and encourage local business and entrepreneurship – which it has also identified as a key priority.“In line with our Good Business journey, Woolworths is committed to identifying opportunities for suppliers to grow with the business,” Woolworths general merchandise director Craig Ludwig said in a statement this week.“In addition to giving suppliers access to the marketplace, Woolworths also supports emerging suppliers with training that covers best practice in technical and business management skills, organisational development and financing where possible.”Woolworths Good business journey is a comprehensive five-year plan announced in 2007 to help people and planet by incorporating a series of challenging targets and commitments centred on four key priorities, including accelerating transformation, driving social development, enhancing Woolworths environmental focus and addressing climate change.IsikhwamaCurrently, Woolworths’ main supplier of reusable bags is Isikhwama, which was established in Maitland, Cape Town to produce bags for Woolworths and employ semi-skilled and unskilled people who were previously out of work.Isikhwama owner Trevor Pothercy said that while starting any new business was a challenge, their close partnership with Woolworths had helped his company to grow from strength to strength, and that it now produced over a million reusable fabric bags for Woolworths each year – providing employment for 70 people.“The success of the project has exceeded our most optimistic projections,” Pothercy said. “We have been able to train unskilled workers through this project – arguably the most vulnerable members of the labour sector.”Greater Uitenhage Sewing CooperativeThe second supplier, the Greater Uitenhage Sewing Cooperative (Gusco), is an amalgamation of three informal community sewing groups, formed as a result of the Uitenhage Despatch Development Initiative.The company, based in Uitenhage in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro, has been producing and supplying reusable fabric bags for Woolworths since September 2005.Woolworths was Gusco’s first big retail client and continues to be the anchor client, buying about 260 000 reusable bags from the company each year – and enabling the cooperative to employ 27 full-time machinists and a number of seasonal employees.Strong partnerships needed for growthNafeesa Dinie, head of the Uitenhage Despatch Development Initiative’s small, medium and micro enterprises unit, said they hoped to grow Gusco’s business by attracting and securing additional contracts, as well as to diversify the production line.The initiative has also held initial discussions with Woolworths regarding future potential growth opportunities.She said that through forging strong partnerships and implementing a structured best practice business development model, a solid business foundation has been established, resulting in a successfully and commercially viable cooperative contributing to the local economy and job creation.“The ladies of Gusco have come a long way from being unemployed, to being business owners and this has been achieved in a relatively short period with the support of all stakeholders,” Dinie said. “Woolworths was key to this success, and this clearly signals Woolworths’ commitment to support and contribute to sustainable community enterprise development in our country.”SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
The Rwoho Central Forest Reserve has been planted for carbon sequestration and timber production. (Image: National Forestry Authority) A young boy helps in the farm while a sibling watches in Kitgum District, northern Uganda.(Image: Manoocher Deghati, Irin) MEDIA CONTACTS • National Forestry Authority Head Office +256 414 230 365/6• Ben Parker Director, Irin News +254 20 762 2147 or +254 733 860 082 RELATED ARTICLES • Uganda’s Mt Elgon gets a million trees • Digital drum boosts computer literacy • Ugandan eco project up for award • Planting trees in Zambia • Rhinos return to UgandaSource: Irin NewsAt least 2 500 farmers in the western districts of Uganda are earning extra cash to boost their livelihoods by planting trees alongside their crops in a scheme that is helping to sequester carbon dioxide.Trees process huge amounts of carbon dioxide, because their size and extensive root systems make them efficient carbon sinks. Under the Payment for Ecosystem Services concept, a farmer who plants one hectare of East African mahogany (Khaya nyasica), red stinkwood (Prunus africana) or the umbrella tree (Maesopsis eminii) – all local tree species – will on average earn US$700 (R5 700) a year, said Annet Ssempala, a programme officer with Uganda’s Environmental Conservation Trust (Ecotrust).Ecotrust’s donors include the US Agency for International Development and the World Wild Fund for Nature. Funding for this project is provided by the Plan Vivo Foundation.“That’s on average per hectare, but other farmers are earning more than that,” said Ssempala.The amount of money each farmer will earn is determined by a number of factors, including the area of land under trees, the species of trees planted, the vegetation cover of the trees and the maturity period.The farmers are paid in five instalments over a 10-year period. They receive 30% of the payment in the first pay-out and 20% in the second, third and fifth pay-outs, respectively. A 10% payment is made at the fourth pay-out.Through this carbon credit fund, annually the farmers are collectively earning about $500 000 (R4.1-million) and obtaining certificates of engagement that are enabling them to access credit, according to Ecotrust.Benon Bushoborozi of the Kiyanga tree planting group told Irin he has been able to obtain a $200 (R1 640) loan to finance his farming activities.“The money helped me start my vegetable project last year and I was able to pay back the money after selling my vegetables,” he said.Planting trees to combat deforestation“Unscrupulous loggers are cutting down forests indiscriminately for timber or fuel. We are planting trees to conserve the environment,” said Beatrice Ahimbisibwe, a member of the Bitereko women’s group in Bushenyi District.Ahimbisibwe told Irin she has planted three hectares of exotic pine and indigenous tree species on her land. “They [the local and central] governments aren’t doing enough to preserve forests and surrounding environment,” she said.Working alongside Ecotrust is the Trees For Global Benefit project, through which farming groups are not only benefiting from trade in carbon credit but are also helping to restore the depleted forest cover.According to Tom Rukundo, an environmental impact assessment and research specialist at Uganda’s National Forestry Authority, the lack of incentives to preserve forests has been largely responsible for deforestation.“The situation has been made worse by the growing fuel demand and an incapable forestry institution struggling with limited resources,” he added.Rukundo said there is a need for forests outside protected areas to benefit from incentive schemes such as the UN’s Reduction in Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, which pays people to preserve their forests to mitigate the effects of climate change.“Wildlife like chimps, buffaloes and birds, that previously had plenty of room to roam, now pillage crops and compete with humans for territory,” said Yolamu Nsamba, a former secretary to the king of the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom in Hoima, commenting on the degradation of the Budongo and Bugoma forest reserves in Hoima District. Forests there were in the past conserved by traditional authorities.
After winning eight of the nine games in Wollongong last April, the Australian Men’s, Women’s and Mixed teams will take on New Zealand on their home soil in an attempt to retain the Trans Tasman Trophy.With the retirement of key players in the Men’s and Women’s Open teams following last year’s series, Australia has called on some of its talented Youth players to progress into the Open game against the best competition in the world. Australia defeated New Zealand in five of the six divisions at the 2009 Youth Trans Tasman Series in New Zealand.The Trans Tasman Series will be held from Friday, 22 January to Sunday, 24 January 2010 at The Trusts Stadium Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand. Please stay tuned to the website for updated information on the Trans Tasman series and Tour Diary entries from Australian Players.To view the 2010 Trans Tasman website, please click on the following link:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-6976-0-0-0&sID=155406
Braxton Miller’s first NFL training camp appears to be going well.The Houston Texans’ rookie wide receiver has only been playing wideout for about a year, but he looked like a seasoned-veteran while making a one-handed catch at practice today.Check this out:Another day at the office.Check out video from practice.We you @BraxtonMiller5.: https://t.co/8AHggQ6neS pic.twitter.com/Gs4FYtO0Rc— #TexansCamp (@HoustonTexans) August 3, 2016Here’s a better look at the catch.Braxton Miller doing @BraxtonMiller5 things pic.twitter.com/tUTYArNWK9— First Picks Sports (@1stPicksSports) August 4, 2016Houston’s coaches lauded Miller’s playmaking ability back in July.From HoustonTexans.com:While his position coach Sean Ryan wasn’t as expansive in describing Miller’s role in the offense, the wide receivers coach did acknowledge the rookie pass-catcher is a dynamic addition to squad.“I think Braxton is coming along great,” Ryan said. “Another good inside and outside guy. Great skill set, change of direction, catching the ball well. I’ve been really happy with him.”Miller said then that he thought his transition into playing wide receiver – especially on the outside against press coverage – was going well.“I’ve adapted pretty well,” Miller said. “That was one of the main things coming out. That’s why I wanted to go to the Senior Bowl, basically. The whole time at the Senior Bowl, I was playing outside and I was going against the better DB’s in the country. I had to come out there and really prepare myself to be ready for big competition and playing outside receiver. I adjusted really well. Right now I’m just out there having fun with it. I’m still learning the techniques and everything, but still being the playmaker and being myself.”Miller, 23, was a third-round pick out of Ohio State by the Texans in the 2016 NFL Draft. The former quarterback made the switch to wide receiver prior to the Buckeyes’ 2015 season as a result of a shoulder injury.The Texans open the 2016 season on Sept. 11 against the Chicago Bears.
APTN National NewsImagine being forced out of your home before flood waters arrive.Then imagine finding out you’re never going to be able to go back.That’s what happened to the majority of people in Lake St. Martin.A year-and-a-half after the flood, APTN National News reporter Meagan Fiddler visits the devastated community to see what’s left.
Paul Pogba recently claimed it was Michael Carrick that paid the most attention to him and stayed behind well after training to teach him some skills and help him progress.Pogba credited Carrick for his 97-seconds brace against Manchester City, which helped the Red Devils turn around the game and eventually beat the Citizens with a result of 3-2 after Chris Smalling scored the third and last goal.This was exactly what Pogba needed, as he has not been quite popular with the club management and supporters lately. However, he did not take all the credit for himself but gave it to Carrick.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I give the credit to Michael Carrick, because after the game every game he shows me the video and says to make those runs,” Pogba shared, according to the Mirror.“He’s someone who’s helped me a lot, every time after training he says: ‘Come, look at this run, you can kill because nobody can stop you’.”