whatsapp whatsapp Thursday 24 March 2011 6:13 am Share UK retail sales fall John Dunne Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Retail sales fell more than expected in February, retracing some of January’s rebound after a jump in prices which was only partly due to the rise in VAT, hit volumes, official data showed.The Office for National Statistics said sales volumes including automotive fuel fell 0.8 per cent last month after a downwardly revised increase of 1.5 per cent in January. That took sales up 1.3 per cent on the year. Analysts had forecast a fall of 0.6 per cent on the month and an annual rise of 2.3 per cent.The ONS said the fall in sales was broad-based. The only two sectors to record sales growth on the month were automotive fuel and non-store retailers.It noted that prices including fuel leapt at their fastest monthly pace since 1994, up 2.5 per cent. Excluding fuel, prices were 2.4 per cent higher on the month – the biggest rise since the series began in 1988.Prices were also significantly higher on the year, with the implied deflator including fuel up 3.9 percent — its highest since September 2008 — after a rise of 2.7 percent in January.The ONS said that higher prices were only partly due to January’s 2.5 percentage point increase in value added tax.It noted that the rise in prices had been accompanied by a fall in sales volumes and said there were signs that high food prices were also having an impact on volumes in that sector.The figures will add to the Bank of England’s worries about rising price pressures and weak consumer demand.Excluding fuel, retail sales fell 1 percent percent on the month and were up 1.2 per cent on the year, versus forecasts for a fall of 0.6 per cent on the month and a rise of 2.4 per cent on the year.High inflation, muted wage growth and the uncertain economic outlook are expected to weigh heavily on consumer spending in the months ahead, dampening a recovery in the economy which has in the past been heavily reliant on consumer demand.Weak growth coupled with high and rising inflation pose a dilemma for the Bank. The central bank held interest rates at their record low of 0.5 per cent this month, saying it was worried about the sharp deterioration in consumer spending.
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Formula 1 Cricket The Milwaukee Bucks hopes of winning their first NBA title since 1971 got off to a rocky start.Nikola Vucevic scored a playoff career-high 35 points and had 14 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic stunned the top-seeded Bucks 122-110 on Tuesday in the league’s fan-free Disney World bubble.Terrence Ross scored 18 points, Gary Clark added 15 and D.J. Augustin had 11 points and 11 assists for the eighth-seeded Magic, who were 14-point underdogs.Orlando took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, an intriguing result given that the Bucks can’t rely on home-court advantage in these pandemic-altered playoffs.“We don’t care what other people have to say,” Vucevic said. “We focus on ourselves and we came out and played a great game on both ends of the floor.” Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter James Harden had 37 points and 11 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets rolled past the Oklahoma City Thunder 123-108 on Tuesday in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series.Houston All-Star Russell Westbrook, who played his previous 11 years with the Thunder, was out with a quad injury. The fourth-seeded Rockets still made 20 3-pointers and shot 48% from the field.Jeff Green scored 22 points and Eric Gordon added 21 for Houston, which isn’t sure how long it will be without Westbrook.Danilo Gallinari matched a playoff career high with 29 points for the fifth-seeded Thunder. Chris Paul, who joined the Oklahoma City in the trade that sent Westbrook to Houston, finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Steven Adams added 17 points and 12 rebounds.Gordon scored 16 points and Harden had 15 in the first half to help the Rockets take a 68-52 lead. Oklahoma City cut its deficit to 10 at one point in the third quarter, but the Rockets pulled away and led 104-83 heading into the fourth. 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The Lakers narrowed the advantage to 57-56 at the break and stayed close the rest of the way.Trailing 78-75 going into the final period, the Lakers tied it at 78 on Kyle Kuzma’s 3-pointer. James’ layup gave Los Angeles the lead, and Kuzma added a pair of free throws and another layup to extend it to 84-78.Lillard’s 3-pointer tied it at 87 with 5:46 to go and CJ McCollum’s floater gave Portland the lead.After Danny Green’s layup tied it again for Los Angeles, Lillard nailed a 3-pointer. Anthony Davis dunk got the Lakers within 95-93, but Gary Trent Jr. made a 3-pointer that put Portland up 98-93 before Nurkic dunked to all but seal it.Portland won the first play-in postseason NBA game since 1956, beating Memphis 126-122 on Saturday to make the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season. The Blazers were among three teams with losing overall records to make the bubble playoffs. No team below .500 had advanced to the postseason since 2015. 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Projects Area: 23320 m² Area: 23320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Masao Nishikawa+ 25 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/462567/shanghai-vanke-tsushima-design-studio Clipboard Year: China Shanghai Vanke / Tsushima Design Studio Photographs CopyHousing•Shanghai, China “COPY” “COPY” Shanghai Vanke / Tsushima Design StudioSave this projectSaveShanghai Vanke / Tsushima Design Studio photographs: Masao NishikawaPhotographs: Masao Nishikawa Client:Shanghai VankeProject Time:2 year (Design to completion)Landscape Architects:Studio on Site Collaborators:Kobayashi Maki Design Workshop, Inc. (KMDW)City:ShanghaiCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Masao NishikawaRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoText description provided by the architects. Located in Pudong, Shanghai Wujiefang is flagship project by Shanghai Vanke to introduce a high-end residential development located in the outskirts of the city center of Shanghai. This residential project includes more than 20000m2 of exquisite amenities; including branded retails, restaurants, a boutique hotel and art exhibition spaces.Save this picture!Overall PlanThe concept of this project is a re-examination of the urban development in major cities in China. With increasing land cost and population density, residential development often resulted in projects lacking in spatial quality.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThe design intent of the architect is an intervention to break down the scale of typical China residential developments. Building height is kept to 15m, bringing the proportion closer to the human scale.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaA large green strip formed the central axis throughout the site. Careful integration of waterways and greenery in this green strip created an uncommon “breathing central courtyard” to this project located in this high-density urban city. Ample light is able to reach every residential unit and residents are able to enjoy the spacious lush green courtyard spaces, which can usually only be found outside the city today.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThe centerpiece of the project is an art gallery “bridge”, a grand gesture over 60m long acting as the threshold. A rigorous investigation was done to study the Chinese screens, as well as to generate the customized patterns, which the architect subtly included the logo of the developer. These screens were use to dematerialize the building mass and placed strategically allowed views in some areas, while covering the rest based on the interior programmatic requirement.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaProject gallerySee allShow lessTED: How an Obese Town Lost a Million Pounds / Mick CornettVideosPhotographer Victor Enrich Reshapes an Existing Hotel, 88 TimesArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Shanghai, ChinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2012 Year: 2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/462567/shanghai-vanke-tsushima-design-studio Clipboard ArchDaily Housing Architects: Tsushima Design Studio Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTsushima Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingShanghaiHousingResidentialChinaPublished on January 02, 2014Cite: “Shanghai Vanke / Tsushima Design Studio ” 02 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Macmillan Cancer Support this week launched its 2014 Christmas appeal TV advert featuring the late Lynda Bellingham. The actress, a long-standing ambassador for the charity, narrates the advert.The appeal encourages people to remember loved ones who have died of cancer by donating to Macmillan to ensure that no one faces cancer alone, especially at Christmas. This was the time of year that the actress spoke publicly about hoping to see again one more time.Lynda recorded the voice-over before her death and her family have given permission for the advert to air as originally planned.Lynda’s husband Michael Pattemore said:“Lynda wanted to help other people who have been affected by cancer. She would be happy to know that her legacy continues through this Macmillan advert, especially at Christmas which was her favourite time of year. Lynda had a Macmillan nurse throughout her treatment which was a great comfort and support for us all at such a difficult time and we are extremely grateful for this.”Twinkle Twinkle[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE0_uRNvT7Y[/youtube]The advert features several people who have been affected by cancer in their homes at Christmas, each reciting a line of the child’s nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.Lynda then says that losing a loved one to cancer is one of the toughest things that a family can go through and that it can be especially difficult at Christmas. Viewers are asked to support Macmillan by calling or texting to donate £5.Macmillan will send donors a star-shaped photo frame ornament to thank them for their support.The advert first aired on 17 November, and will run nationwide until 17 December.Simon Philips, Director of Fundraising at Macmillan Cancer Support said: Advertisement Tagged with: Advertising Celebrity christmas TV “We are extremely grateful to Lynda and her family for their long standing support. We believe that Lynda’s legacy lives on through this advert and will help many more people affected by cancer this Christmas and in the future”. Macmillan features Lynda Bellingham in Christmas appeal Howard Lake | 18 November 2014 | News 28 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
SHARE USDA Moves Cover Crop Harvest Date for Prevent Plant Fields Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Moves Cover Crop Harvest Date for Prevent Plant Fields Farmers who planted cover crops on prevented plant acres can hay, graze, or chop those fields earlier than November this year. The Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency adjusted the 2019 final haying and grazing date from November 1 to September 1 to help farmers who were prevented from planting because of excess rainfall this spring. RMA says silage, haylage, and baleage should be treated in the same manner as haying and grazing this year. Producers can hay, graze, or cut cover crops for silage and hay on prevented plant acres on or after September 1 and still maintain eligibility for their full 2019 prevented planting indemnity. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson welcomed the announcement, stating farmers “are in need of options and common-sense flexibility.”The Farm Service Agency will also extend the deadline to report prevented planting acres in select counties, and USDA will hold special sign-ups for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to provide cost-share assistance in the planting of cover crops on impacted land. Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleMexico Passes USMCA, Canada, U.S. NextNext articleFarmers Pulling the Plug on Soybean Planting NAFB News Service By NAFB News Service – Jun 20, 2019
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) strongly condemns a draconian new directive from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) that effectively orders TV channels to impose prior censorship on their anchors by ensuring that they express no personal opinions. Help by sharing this information News “It is not the media regulator’s role to dictate who can express opinions during debates, or to decree what can or cannot be said,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “This grotesque PEMRA directive not only violates journalistic independence and pluralism but even goes so far as to criminalize opinions. We urge PEMRA’s members to recover a semblance of credibility by rescinding this order, whose sole aim is to intimidate media outlets and journalists.” Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Issued on 27 October to all licenced satellite TV broadcasters, the PEMRA directive says journalists who host TV discussions must limit themselves to “moderating” and must never express an opinion or judgement. PakistanAsia – Pacific Media independenceProtecting sources Freedom of expression “[The] role of anchors is to moderate programmes in an objective, unbiased and impartial manner, excluding themselves from their personal opinions, biases and judgements on any issue,” the directive says. It adds: “Therefore, anchors hosting exclusive regular shows should not appear in talk shows whether their own or other channels as subject matter expert.” January 28, 2021 Find out more April 21, 2021 Find out more News The directive ends by referring to sections 30 and 33 of PEMRA’s statutes, under which non-compliance is punishable by a fine of up to 10 million rupees (60,000 euros) and withdrawal of the TV channel’s broadcasting licence. As grounds for the directive, PEMRA said Islamabad high court judges had expressed annoyance with comments by TV journalists about a decision to release former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on bail. The former prime minister is one of the subjects that is implicitly “banned” by the authorities June 2, 2021 Find out more A man watches television as Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks to the nation at an electronic market in Karachi on 26 August (photo: Asif Hassan / AFP). Pakistan is ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Pakistan RSF_en October 29, 2019 Pakistani regulator bans TV anchors from expressing opinions “Banned” subjects Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Organisation News PakistanAsia – Pacific Media independenceProtecting sources Freedom of expression The court has initiated “contempt of court” proceedings against Sami Ibrahim, a political analyst who had commented on the release and who was previously the target of an intimidation attempt by the government last June. The court issued summonses to five other journalists – Kashif Abbasi, Muhammad Malick, Amir Mateen, Hamid Mir and Arshad Sharif – without giving any reason. to go further Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder One of these journalists, Hamid Mir, told RSF he regarded PEMRA’s directive as a “continuation of censorship” that already existed. “I not only condemn this directive but I will resist it because as a journalist it is my right not only to ask questions but also report and express myself.”
Khoros Advances CX Leadership with Acquisition of AI & Machine Learning Leader Flow.ai By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 TAGS Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleUniversity of South Carolina to Use GoMeyra LIMS for COVID-19 TestingNext article80 Level Enhances Job-matching Service With New Job Posts Tool Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Twitter Facebook Twitter AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– Khoros, a global leader in digital-first customer engagement software, today announced that it has acquired Flow.ai, an innovative conversational AI platform for designing and managing chatbots. Adding Flow.ai’s state-of-the art technology advances Khoros’ conversational AI and machine learning (ML) capabilities, data science expertise, and reflects the Company’s continued investment in the automation framework that powers Khoros’ industry-leading customer engagement platform. Khoros currently offers its customer-facing chatbot, Khoros Bot, as a fully developed, ready-to-use service that easily integrates with its digital customer care solution, Khoros Care. With Flow.ai, Khoros will extend the AI/ML capabilities available to brands for greater self-service and operational agility. With the open APIs available in Khoros’ automation framework, the Company remains “bot agnostic” and will continue to enable brands to integrate with any third-party bot provider. The Company also offers expert guidance on bot strategy through Khoros’ award-winning Strategic Services team, who can help brands identify the steps in the customer journey that are best suited for automation and how to maximize the satisfaction and ROI of those experiences. “Flow.ai is an amazing company and leader in chatbots and conversational AI. We’re thrilled to welcome the team to Khoros,” said Mike Betzer, general manager of Khoros Care. “At Khoros, we’ve long believed in the power of AI and ML, and have strategically invested in it to give brands the power to engage with their customers smarter, better, and more efficiently — we’re excited to further this commitment with Flow.ai.” “We built Flow.ai with a clear vision of the wealth of possibilities for conversational AI, and we’re excited to join the Khoros team where they share the same beliefs,” said Gijs van de Nieuwegiessen, co-founder and CEO of Flow.ai. “We’re excited to realize the combined power of our platforms and accelerate our mutual innovations to give businesses the AI experiences they crave to better serve their customers.” To learn more about Khoros’ AI & ML strategy, visit khoros.com/platform/ai-ml. Additional information about Khoros’ digital customer engagement platform can be found at khoros.com. About Khoros Khoros is a global leader in digital-first customer engagement software and services. We build enterprise software and offer expert services for digital customer service, messaging, chat, online brand communities, and social media management — differentiated by award-winning services with 20+ years of experience. Over 2,000 brands use Khoros to power approximately 500 million daily digital interactions and create customers for life. Khoros has over 10 industry awards from TrustRadius, Stevie Awards, G2, and more. Khoros, built from Spredfast and Lithium, has 9 offices globally, and Vista Equity Partners is its lead investor. For more information, visit khoros.com. About Flow.ai Flow.ai is a leading visual bot platform to design and create AI chatbots for channels like Facebook, WhatsApp and web. For more information, visit flow.ai. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005763/en/ CONTACT: Mandy Mayekawa [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Khoros Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 11:00 AM/DISC: 01/28/2021 11:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128005763/en Facebook