Loss for Borders as sales drop again

first_img Loss for Borders as sales drop again Wednesday 1 September 2010 7:59 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoAll Things Auto | Search AdsBuick’s New Lineup Is Truly StunningAll Things Auto | Search AdsUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save ThousandsThe No Cost Solar ProgramUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndo KCS-content Share Show Comments ▼ whatsappcenter_img Tags: NULL Borders yesterday reported a quarterly loss as the second-largest US book store chain cut prices and continued to grapple with lower sales amid a shift to electronic books.Like its larger bricks-and-mortar rival Barnes & Noble, Borders has had to contend with fierce competition from the likes of Amazon.com whose Kindle, introduced in 2007, has helped it garner a commanding position in the growing digital books market.But Borders has been much slower than Barnes & Noble, which introduced its Nook e-reader last year, to attack the e-books market and only launched its own e-bookstore in early July. Borders’ sales fell 11.5 per cent to $526.1m for the quarter to the end of July. Sales at its superstores open at least a year, or same-store sales, fell 6.8 per cent, which follows a 17 per cent decline in the year-ago quarter.The retailer said sales on its website had risen 56.2 per cent to $15.5m but that represents just three per cent of sales. whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Prooflast_img read more

3i to sell Hyva in €500m deal

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Share PRIVATE equity firm 3i is preparing to sell hydraulic pump maker Hyva for up to nine times its original investment.The company has appointed Credit Suisse to run the auction for Dutch firm Hyva which is valued at around €500m (£411.3m). 3i bought Hyva for just €125m six years ago, investing €30.7m of equity and raising debt from ABN Amro.The sale is the latest in a series for 3i, which earlier this year sold Nordic health group, Ambea, as well as commodity testing buisness Inspectorate and chemicals firm Panreac. 3i to sell Hyva in €500m deal KCS-content Thursday 9 September 2010 8:40 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Graham asks Congressional delegation to support Puerto Rico recovery funding

first_img TAGSGwen GrahamHurricane MariaPuerto Rico Previous articleCounty, state and federal government working on post-hurricane recoveryNext articleHabitat calls for volunteers and thanks its “neighbors” Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here “I also hope as Congress debates the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, you will keep in mind many of Florida’s DACA applicants are from Caribbean countries which now face greater humanitarian challenges after the storms,” she wrote.With the power out across Puerto Rico, the full extent of damage inflicted by Hurricane Maria on the island is unknown, but the road to full recovery could take years.“We have yet to see the full effects of Hurricane Maria on the islands, but know that Puerto Rico’s entire power system was knocked out, countless homes were destroyed and American lives were lost,” Graham wrote. “I implore you to fight for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands’ recovery funding as you would for Florida or any other state facing such calamity.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014  Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham has written to each of Florida’s two senators and twenty-seven congressional representatives asking them to support relief and recovery funding for our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands to help the islands rebuild after being hit by massive hurricanes Irma and Maria.“Through Hurricane Irma and the recovery, we have seen the very best of Floridians: neighbors helping each other prepare for the storm, families sharing food in shelters, National Guardsmen working to help us rebuild,” Graham wrote. “Just as we helped our neighbors in Florida, we must now stand with our neighbors in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands, who just days after enduring Hurricane Irma, have been hit by Hurricane Maria, another devastating storm.”Graham said with more than one million Puerto Ricans living in Florida, today, our state shares a special bond with the island. The letters detailed the number of Puerto Ricans living in each congressional district, from an estimated 11,238 in the First Congressional District represented by Congressman Matt Gaetz to 186,492 living in the Ninth Congressional District represented by Congressman Darren Soto.“We have a responsibility to those Floridians to ensure their families and loved ones receive the help they desperately need,” Graham wrote.CLICK HERE FOR GRAHAM’S LETTERS TO THE DELEGATION MEMBERSIn addition to recovery funding, Graham asked the delegation to consider the plight of young DACA recipients from Carribean nations as they debate the program’s extension. Florida ranks much higher than the national average in Carribean DACA applicants.last_img read more

The real terrorist

first_imgOn May 29, as part of its stated intentions to improve relations with Cuba, the United States formally removed the island nation from its list of “State Sponsors of Terrorism,” even as it maintained its decades-old illegal blockade.For most people around the world, the fact that Cuba was on a list that should not even exist represents a high in imperialist arrogance and hypocrisy, coming as it does, from the biggest sponsor of terrorism in the world. Over 3,000 Cubans have been killed in U.S.-sponsored terror attacks since 1959, while the perpetrator of a terrorist bombing that  brought down a Cuban airliner walks around freely in the United States.A major plank of U.S foreign policy is the targeted assassination of “high value targets” (translation: human beings the CIA wants to kill) using drone aircraft or special forces. This particular “kill list,” as the CIA likes to call it, was recently extended to include U.S citizens. Thousands of civilians, family members, members of wedding parties, etc., have been killed as well. The U.S. has also supported client states such as Israel in such activities.According to international law, a blockade is an act of war. Since 1992, the U.N. General Assembly has passed annual resolutions with almost unanimous votes calling on the U.S. to end its illegal blockade of Cuba. Supporting these resolutions, Cuba detailed the many hardships inflicted on the Cuban people, but the United States has remained unmoved in its hostility.The Congressional Accountability Office recently reported that from 1996 to 2011, Congress appropriated $205 million for Cuban “democracy” assistance. Most of this went to the U.S. Agency for International Development, a notorious front for CIA operations. Congress has also allocated more than $25 million per year to fund TV Marti and Radio Marti, which beam anti-socialist, anti-Cuban propaganda from the U.S to Cuba.Investigative reporting by the Associated Press exposed the smuggling into Cuba of military grade communications by Alan Gross (who was caught and jailed) and the ZunZuneo caper to set up a Cuban social media like Twitter, secretly paid for by the CIA.Some capitalist intellectuals and apologists for imperialism have attempted to justify the gross hypocrisy of U.S. diplomacy with the doctrine of “American Exceptionalism.” This chauvinistic, racist idea asserts that the United States, because it is such an exceptionally “good” force in the world, has a responsibility to maintain and expand an “American Empire,” and should therefore not be accountable to international law. (Marilyn B. Young, “One Empire Under God,” European Contributions to American Studies, May 2004)This rubbish must be exposed for what it really is: an ideological weapon used to pummel any nation or individual who dares to stand up to U.S imperialism.This is especially true when it comes to Cuba, which has become a beacon for poor and oppressed people the world over. If it wants to normalize relations with Cuba, the U.S. should first end its illegal blockade.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Guinea’s Supreme Court reopens Conakry radio station

first_imgGuinea is ranked 107th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. November 29, 2019 Guinea’s Supreme Court reopens Conakry radio station “We welcome the supreme court’s decision, which renders justice to a radio station that was closed arbitrarily by a media regulator that is increasingly acting as a censor of the privately-owned media,” said Assane Diagne, the director of RSF’s West Africa office. When the HAC announced the withdrawal of Continental FM’s licence, it said the radio station had violated “the spirit and content of the specifications for the establishment and operation of privately-owned radio and TV broadcasting.” News RSF_en @RSF_Inter Receive email alerts May 19, 2021 Find out more In response to an appeal by Continental FM, the Supreme Court issued an order blocking the Conakry-based radio station’s closure by the HAC and the ministry of information and communication. News GuineaAfrica Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalists EnvironmentJudicial harassment Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Guinea to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) welcomes the decision by Guinea’s supreme court reopening Continental FM, a radio station that was closed after the Guinean media regulator, the High Authority for Communication (HAC), withdrew its licence on 30 October. @Pressenza GuineaAfrica Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalists EnvironmentJudicial harassment April 15, 2021 Find out more Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months News Organisation April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Security forces accused of complicity in arson attack on Leader Publications

first_img News Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists January 13, 2021 Find out more July 15, 2020 Find out more July 29, 2020 Find out more News Receive email alerts Gunmen today set fire to the printing press of Leader Publications, an independent media group that is very critical of the government. The attack took place in an area that is guarded by the military. Reporters Without Borders calls on foreign diplomats in Colombo to express their support for the group. Organisation Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Sri Lanka RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns an arson attack early today on the printing press of the Sunday Leader media group, which is located in a high security area outside Colombo. The approximately 15 gunmen who staged the attack must have had support within the security forces, the press freedom organisation said.”Armed men have once again attacked a independent news media in a high security area of the capital,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It unfortunately shows that the press freedom enemies have accomplices within the security forces. By attacking the Leader Publications group, this gang wanted to silence one of the main sources of incisive criticism of the current government. We urge foreign diplomats to publicly express their solidarity with the group.”Leader Publications owns two English-language newspapers, The Sunday Leader and Morning Leader, and the Sinhalese-language weekly Irudina. Its printing press is located Ratmalana, a high-security zone adjoining a military airport outside the capital.A gang consisting of both Sinhalese and Tamils stormed the premises early this morning, rounded up all of the 25 employees and, at gunpoint, forced them hand over their mobile phones. Then they doused the presses with petrol and set them on fire. They also set fire to the thousands of copies of today’s issue of the Morning Leader, which was about to be distributed. Firemen took an hour to put out the blaze.A Sunday Leader journalist told Reporters Without Borders that the presses would be out of commission for several months. The group would have to use the services of a commercial printer in order to continue publishing, he said. The damage will also affect the Tamil daily Sudar Oli, which was printed on Leader Publications’ presses.Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickramatunga described the attacked as a commando operation carried out on the government’s orders. Known for his investigations and critical editorials, Wickramatunga has been accused by ruling party parliamentarians of supporting the Tamil Tiger rebels. The government had planned to arrest him in late 2006 for revealing the construction of a luxurious presidential bunker in Colombo, but backed down for fear of triggering strong international criticism.An armed group already set fire to newspapers at the Leader Publications printing press in October 2005, but employees put the fire out before the presses were damaged. News November 21, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Security forces accused of complicity in arson attack on Leader Publications Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge to go further Help by sharing this information Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Newslast_img read more

Van driver one of many incredible escapes during Storm Darwin

first_imgAdvertisement WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSdamagefeaturedfull-imageMusic LimerickStorm Darwin #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Linkedin NewsBreaking newsCommunityVan driver one of many incredible escapes during Storm DarwinBy Staff Reporter – February 13, 2014 948 Twitter Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Andrew Carey Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] WAS a picture that went viral and was described as being published in a “tweet with the most impact of the #StormDarwin trend” on twitter. But the story behind the crushed white van on the Knocklisheen Road out of Limerick last Wednesday afternoon is as spectacular as the image itself. He pulled over to help a woman whose car got stuck in a ditch as she avoided a part fallen tree on the road. When Mark had finished he was returning to his white Opel van parked on the side of the road. A normal course of events you would have thought for a Good Samaritan, but what unfolded after that was nothing short of a miraculous escape from death for the 37-year-old. Hurricane force winds knocked a second tree during Storm Darwin crushing Mr Quaid’s parked van just yards in front of him.Mr Quaid, on driving out of Limerick towards Meelick in Co Clare, described the tree lined road and noticing the woman stranded in her car. “Ya it was a small country road and trees on it, big ones on either side. I saw the lady on the road and as smaller tree had fallen blocking the side of the road. She was trying to pass it and got stuck in the ditch.“When I went by I said to myself that I had to help her as she had her kids in the car and was stuck”.He described hearing the trees creaking as he pushed the car from the ditch.The female driver, having benefited from Mr Quaid’s assistance, left the scene with her three small children and was described as being “very grateful, and she said ‘thank you so much.’ She was happy to get out of there”, he added.The next minute, the builder from the Ennis Road near Coonagh, said he “turned around and a tree was falling on the van just as I was walking back to it. It totally wrecked it,” he said.The 37 year old Good Samaritan then left then to get help for himself but on returning his van said that someone had stolen all his tools from the stranded van. “It was unbelievable,” he said, adding that he was fairly “ticked off over the tools” being stolen.“I came back and the few handy bits I had in the van, power tools and stuff like that was all taken.” “That tree crushed it totally, the stuff was whipped and now I have no insurance to cover any of it”. Speaking the day after the miraculous escape, Mr Quaid said that he received a call hours after the tree falling to notify him that his van was ablaze still pinned by the tree. Mr Quaid told the Limerick Post that he managed to get a temporary loan of a van to continue with his work. “Sure you have to do what you can to keep going”, he added. Meantime, the huge clean up operation around Limerick was again in full swing this Thursday in the wake of Storm Darwin. The costs of repairs are expected to run into the millions as the tolls are tallied around in the homes and businesses damaged. Round the clock repairs are being carried out by ESB crews aim to restore power to hundreds of homes in the city and county, however man new faults are being reported even up to 24 hours after the storm raged through the Mid West. University of Limerick campus at Plassey was fully open and operational despite approximately 60 trees being blown over during the winds that peaked at over 170km/h. A number of large trees fell in the People’s Park as well as large branches and debris scattering other public parks in the city. Limerick City Council’s Parks Department has closed all parks and is reviewing the situation on an ongoing basis.Building repair works are also continuing as efforts are made to asses damage and the structural integrity of stricken buildings including Limerick Boat Club that lost its roof as well as the red brick facade wall over head Sarsfield Pharmacy in the city after a large portion of it crashed onto the footpath below.center_img No vaccines in Limerick yet Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous articleThrough living history’s lensNext articleA blessed site for art production performance Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Print Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick last_img read more

‘We miss her beyond measure,’ family says 1 week after Connecticut mom of 5 vanishes

first_imgNew Canaan Police Department(NEW CANNAN, Conn) — As the search intensifies for Jennifer Farber Dulos, a mother of five from Connecticut who has gone missing, her family and friends say they’re hopeful for her safe return.Dulos, 50, a New Canaan resident, was last seen on May 24, according to New Canaan police.Authorities declined to discuss any evidence that they had potentially recovered but said in a statement on Friday that they hadn’t recovered a body and that they hadn’t arrested anyone.“We miss her beyond measure — her five young children, her family, her friends, colleagues and neighbors, as well as countless people who have never met her but who have responded to the spirit of grace and kindness that Jennifer embodies,” spokesperson Carrie Luft said in a statement Friday on behalf of Dulos’ family and friends. “The support and love, the concern for her children and the community efforts to help locate Jennifer have kept us going.”Dulos was last heard from while dropping off her children at school, according to police, who say she was believed to be driving her 2017 black Chevrolet Suburban at the time. Her vehicle was later found near Waveny Park in New Canaan, police said.“This investigation is being treated as a missing person case, but as with any missing person case, a criminal investigation is being conducted concurrently to determine if Jennifer was the victim foul play or intentional harm,” New Canaan police spokesman Lt. Jason Ferraro said in a statement on Wednesday.Dulos’ disappearance comes amid a custody dispute with her estranged husband, Fotis Dulos. They married in 2004 and filed for divorce in 2017.The couple has joint custody but the case remains ongoing even with Jennifer Dulos missing.According to a Tuesday letter from Fotis Dulos’ attorney, when Jennifer Dulos was reported missing, her nanny brought the couple’s five children to Jennifer Dulos’ mother’s home, where an armed bodyguard was hired to watch them.Friday’s statement from Jennifer Dulos’ family and friends did not specify where her children were, but said, “Please be assured that Jennifer’s five children are safe and well-cared for. “In a message to the missing mother, the statement said, “Jennifer, we love you and we miss you, and we remain hopeful that you will return to us safe and sound.”Anyone with information can call the New Canaan Police Tip Line at 203-594-3544.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Elderly Good Samaritan dies attempting to rescue child being swept away by river

first_imgABC News/KFSN-TVBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(FRESNO, Calif.) — A Good Samaritan who risked his life to save a child who was being swept away down by a river has died.The incident occurred on Tuesday evening when the man, who was in his early 60s, saw a child being swept away down the Kings River at Winton Park in Fresno, California.The man, along with the child’s family, immediately jumped into the water to attempt a rescue.Firefighters described a frenzied scene when they arrived and saw at least five people in the water struggling to get back to shore.“I know people were trying to save other bystanders and bystanders were trying to save those people,” Fresno County Battalion Chief Ryan Michaels told ABC News’ Fresno station KFSN-TV. “Ultimately, multiple people were in the water [and there were] several near-drownings. EMS was checking out three different victims because of the temperature of the water and them just taking on and inhaling some water.”Firefighters say that everyone but the fisherman made it safely out of the water, including the child.Authorities found the Good Samaritan’s body down river approximately 45 minutes later and attempted to perform CPR on the unidentified victim.He was later pronounced dead at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 11/19/19

first_imgNovember 20, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 11/19/19 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONGolden State 114, Memphis 95New Orleans 115, Portland 104Sacramento 120, Phoenix 116L.A. Lakers 112, Oklahoma City 107NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEMinnesota 4, Buffalo 1Columbus 5, Montreal 2Florida 5, Philadelphia 2Boston 5, New Jersey 1NY Islanders 5, Pittsburgh 4 — OTOttawa 4, Detroit 3Winnipeg 2, Nashville 1St. Louis 3, Tampa Bay 1Carolina 4, Chicago 2Dallas 6, Vancouver 1Colorado 3, Calgary 2Vegas 4, Toronto 2Edmonton 5, San Jose 2TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLVirginia 61, Vermont 55Kansas 75, ETSU 63Maryland 74, Fairfield 55Gonzaga 72, Texas-Arlington 66Washington 72, Maine 53Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more