Adidas share price up as sales growth in third-quarter boosts revenue

first_img Show Comments ▼ Ollie Gordon whatsapp Adidas share price up as sales growth in third-quarter boosts revenue whatsapp Share Thursday 6 November 2014 8:38 pm German sports conglomerate Adidas yesterday outperformed analysts’ expectations by posting a nine per cent constant currency sales growth in its third-quarter results.The company saw a 21 per cent sales increase in retail over the period and a six per cent boost in wholesale. Warburg Research analyst Jorg Philipp Frey said the company’s “third-quarter, top-line momentum was better than expected”.Barring north America, all regions contributed to the revenue growth. Adidas’ emerging European markets were a key driver, seeing 19 per cent growth on the back of hot demand from Russia. There was a 16 per cent sales increase in Latin America thanks to strong performances in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Adidas shares in Frankfurt closed the day up 4.02 per cent at €59.04. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Wishes He Made South Asian Roles ‘More Human’The Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Astrazeneca’s revenue better than forecast

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Biden to lead cancer task force in bid for ‘phenomenal’ progress

first_img Biden unveils road map for his ‘moonshot’ against cancer But the researchers acknowledged that they had a ways to go. Even the most promising therapies, they said, might work in only one-third of patients. The challenge now is to figure out how to make it work for everyone else. They’re still deciphering whom the therapy will help, how to combine it with standard treatments and how much of a dose to give.Biden came to Penn three months after he first called for a moonshot to end the disease, a statement he made when he announced he would not run for president in 2016.In the last few months, Biden has met with 200 researchers, advocates, and other figures involved in the cancer fight, according to his aides. He hasn’t gotten to the nitty-gritty of explaining exactly what he’ll do during his last year in office, but he has emphasized the need for greater investment in cancer research, and a cultural shift that encourages collaboration among scientists.Researchers who met with the vice president’s staff last week said they lobbied for a national open-data initiative and for the federal government to spend more money on gene sequencing, saying those are obvious steps that could be taken in the short term.Biden picked Penn for his first major public event after the State of the Union because of the school’s work on immunotherapy, according to his staff. Beau also earned his undergraduate degree here, as Biden pointed out during Friday’s event.Dr. Carl June and other top researchers here have produced breakthroughs in treating advanced blood cancers with the therapy, and several faculty members have since started a pharmaceutical company to develop more.In the days leading up to Biden’s visit, Penn researchers were clearly enthused by the tacit endorsement of the vice president, but also cognizant of the expectations it brings. Some in the field have criticized Biden and Obama for saying they want to “cure” or “end” cancer, and previous high-minded efforts haven’t produced the panacea that such rhetoric would suggest.Biden acknowledged those concerns Friday, saying at one point that he almost wished he “hadn’t called it a moonshot.” But he argued that the potential is there for transformative progress — and he said he would dedicate the rest of his life to it. Biden, shown with NIH Director Francis Collins, wants the government to be “partners, not impediments.” Joseph Kaczmarek/AP By Dylan Scott Jan. 15, 2016 Reprints A presidential cancer moonshot (again)Volume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsEnabledDisabledPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9 facebook twitter Email Linkhttps://www.statnews.com/2016/01/15/biden-cancer-task-force/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0001:1001:10  Presidents have been promising to cure cancer for 45 years, but cancer is still very much with us. Alex Hogan/STAT “My commitment is not for just the next 12 months,” he said. “I plan on doing this for the rest of my life.”Friday’s event was the kickoff for Biden’s public work on the cancer effort. He’s also heading to Davos, Switzerland on Sunday to discuss the latest cancer research developments with international experts. Related: PoliticsBiden to lead cancer task force in bid for ‘phenomenal’ progress Tags cancerJoe Bidenmoonshotpolicy Related: PHILADELPHIA – Joe Biden’s cancer moonshot is starting to take shape.President Obama will soon order an executive action creating a task force, led by Biden and putting every agency in the federal government at his disposal, the vice president said Friday at the University of Pennsylvania. It was the first public event Biden has held since Obama announced a national commitment to end cancer in his State of the Union address and placed Biden in charge.“We can change the life circumstances of millions of people around the world,” Biden said, pounding the table. He was joined by some of Penn Medicine’s leading cancer researchers in a small room at the school’s huge medical complex. “This is the place the United States can make a contribution that exceeds anything we’ve done so far for humanity.”advertisement 7 ways to tell if ‘cancer moonshot’ is legit, or political rhetoric Biden emphasized that this was not some massive new federal program. Instead, he saw the task force’s role as figuring out how the government “can be partners, not impediments.”But Biden also made it clear how much the effort means to him after the death of his son, Beau, from brain cancer last year. And he said his work on cancer isn’t going to end when he leaves office next January.advertisement A major theme of the roundtable discussion that Biden led with a dozen researchers, which lasted more than an hour, was his desire to bridge gaps between different research institutions, as well as the pharmaceutical industry.Researchers urged the vice president to press the drug companies to make their clinical trial data more readily available to others. They also want him to encourage them to allow their drugs to be used in combination with products from other companies in trials.“That could be a huge contribution of this venture, to get that data out there,” said Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, who sat beside Biden during the event.The NIH, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Department of Defense are some of the agencies that Biden said would be crucial to the effort. On the data front, the National Cancer Institute expects to launch its Genomic Data Commons — a project to gather and distribute cancer genomics data — in the next six months, Dr. Douglas Lowy, NCI’s acting director, said during the meeting.Biden spoke more than once about the need to sell the public on investments like fiberoptic cables that can carry the huge datasets that researchers say will help them make discoveries faster. One common refrain he said he heard when talking with people about big data was: “What the hell does that have to do with fighting cancer?”As for treatment, the researchers spoke of the promise of immunotherapy, which uses the human immune system to fight cancer cells — including for glioblastoma, the cancer that took Beau’s life. In the audience was Emily Whitehead, a young girl who was cured of her leukemia by the therapy.In the longer term, 10 years from now, the researchers said they hope to be able to create a cancer vaccine that would help prevent and stop the mutations that become cancer in the first place.“You’re on the cusp of some phenomenal breakthroughs,” Biden said, calling it “an inflection point” for treatment, a favored phrase among researchers.last_img read more

Sun Life and CI enhance SunWise seg funds

IE Staff Canada Life to launch new shelf of mutual funds Empire Life launches three new seg funds Related news Sun Life Financial and CI Investments Thursday announced several enhancements to the SunWise Essential Series segregated fund program, including the option to receive a guaranteed income for life as early as age 55. Other changes include the launch of 14 new funds, and the addition of CI Private Investment Management, a program designed to meet the needs of higher net worth investors. Keywords Segregated fundsCompanies CI Investments Inc., Sun Life Financial Inc. CI GAM and Empire Life launch seg fund suite With the program, investors can choose from a wide variety of investment funds available in three classes with different guarantees to serve different objectives: Income Class, Investment Class and Estate Class. “Income security in retirement is an issue of growing importance to Canadians, and SunWise Essential Series is an effective way to create a guaranteed lifetime retirement income,” says Kevin Dougherty, president, Sun Life Financial Canada. “Clients can choose additional funds, including seven funds with access to the investment expertise of Sun Life Global Investments, providing clients with greater flexibility to help them achieve their financial goals.” “With the changes announced today, SunWise Essential Series is even more flexible and can be easily customized to meet the needs of a wide range of people. In particular, we are pleased to combine the benefits of SunWise Essential Series with CI Private Investment Management, a new program for higher net worth investors,” says Derek Green, president of CI Investments. The changes to SunWise Essential Series include the addition of the Lifetime Withdrawal Amount (LWA) at Age 55 for Income Class. This gives clients the flexibility to start receiving guaranteed income as early as age 55, versus age 65 previously. In addition, SunWise Essential Series clients gain access to CI Private Investment Management, which is designed to enhance client portfolios from a tax, asset allocation and cost perspective and is subject to a minimum investment of $100,000. The 14 funds added to the SunWise lineup offer access to portfolio management teams from Sun Life Global Investments (Canada) Inc., as well as Black Creek Investment Management and Cambridge Advisors. SunWise Essential Series contracts are issued by Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada and managed and administered by CI Investments. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

CSA ready for trading fee rebate study, but only if SEC follows

first_imgBoth the CSA and SEC have considered, for several years, undertaking research to examine the effects of prohibiting trading rebates.But the CSA has been reluctant to launch a study unilaterally, given the high degree of integration between Canadian and U.S. markets. There’s a fear that interfering with venues’ trading models could be too disruptive.Yet, regulators are remain keen to study the impact of banning rebates amid their concerns that current trading fee structures are having negative effects on the trading environment.Their concerns include that existing models contribute to the segmentation of order flow, increase intermediation in actively traded securities, and create major conflicts of interest for dealer routing decisions.“We have heard from our stakeholders that it is important to test how marketplace trading fee rebates affect the behaviour of market participants,” said Louis Morisset, chair of the CSA and president and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), in a Thursday release.“This study will help us to better understand and address potential issues associated with these rebates,” he added.The CSA envisions carrying out its study in two stages: the first phase would involve inter-listed securities and would take place in tandem with the SEC study, and the second would be carried out three months later, with securities that aren’t inter-listed and exchange-traded funds.More details will be provided by CSA on the timing and duration of its pilot once SEC announces an implementation date of its own. Related news Keywords Trading feesCompanies Canadian Securities Administrators, Securities and Exchange Commission Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Close-up Of Businesswoman Stopping The Effect Of Domino With Hand 123RF/andreypopov Canadian securities regulators are planning to go ahead with research to examine the impact of curbing trading fee rebates — but only if U.S. regulators move forward with their own study too.The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced that they are prepared to carry out a study to analyze the effects of prohibiting trading fee rebates, but that their proposed pilot study is conditional on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) launching a similar study. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Pilot to study trading-fee rebates scrapped Regulators must adapt to new liquidity drivers: IOSCO James Langton last_img read more

Spanish Town’s Emancipation Square to be Smokefree

first_imgSpanish Town’s Emancipation Square to be Smokefree CultureFebruary 16, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A ban on cigarette smoking will shortly be introduced within the entire designated area of Emancipation Square in Spanish Town, St. Catherine.The Square will be the first Smokefree Square in the Caribbean, when a declaration is officially unveiled in March. The initiative is a joint project of the Smoke Free Action Coalition in Spanish Town and the St. Catherine Parish Council.At a launching ceremony on Monday (February 15) in Emancipation Square, His Worship the Mayor of Spanish Town, Dr. Andrew Wheatley, said that the St. Catherine Parish Council will be embarking on a public education campaign to inform the public of the initiative and to raise awareness of the dangers of cigarette smoking.Additionally, he said, signs will be erected around the Square, informing the public that it is a no smoking zone.Mayor Wheatley also called on the police and citizens of Spanish Town to support the initiative, by helping to enforce the regulation.“It is a regulation that I believe has long standing repercussion, because you are not just regulating traffic flow, you are not just prohibiting smoking in a particular area, but you are saving lives by cutting down on second-hand smoking,” he said.He also explained that heavy-duty motor vehicles, buses and trucks will be prohibited from entering the Square.“The St. Catherine Parish Council, along with the St. Catherine Police will be enforcing that regulation as part of the effort to support this initiative,” he added.Secretary Manager of the St. Catherine Parish Council, Christopher Powell, said that an amendment will have to be made to the Public Health regulations, in order for the Square to become a smoke free zone.He explained that a resolution will be passed by the Council to declare the Square a smoke free zone, after which a copy will be forwarded to the Department of Local Government to be gazetted.“Only when it is finalised and gazetted and published, will we be able to enforce this initiative,” he noted.The event was attended by Don Baker, Political Representative at the United States Embassy in Jamaica, who read a letter from the Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg.The letter stated that the introduction of the 2002 New York City Smoke Free Act, which makes smoking illegal in restaurants, bars and other work places, and the provision of resources to help smokers quit, have “drastically” reduced the number of New Yorkers who smoke.“We are glad to have a partner in Spanish Town by designating Emancipation Square as a smoke free zone. This Town is doing so much to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco use and discourage its residents from smoking. I am proud to help celebrate this wonderful occasion and send my best wishes for continued success,” Mr. Baker said.Also attending the ceremony were Senior Lecturer in History, Department of History and Archaeology, James Robertson; Chief Executive Officer, South East Regional Health Authority, David Dobson; President of the Smoke Free Action Coalition, Rosemarie Greene and Director, Family Federation for World Peace, Denis Salmon. RelatedSpanish Town’s Emancipation Square to be Smokefree Advertisementscenter_img RelatedSpanish Town’s Emancipation Square to be Smokefree RelatedSpanish Town’s Emancipation Square to be Smokefreelast_img read more

What a bundle of buzzing bees can teach engineers about robotic materials

first_img Published: Jan. 29, 2019 How do swarms of bees maintain collective stability in the face of something like strong wind? What if engineers could take these lessons from nature and apply them to buildings? Assistant Professor of Computer Science Orit Peleg shares on The Conversation. Read the Article The Conversation on CUBTCategories:The ConversationNews Headlines Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img

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Forty Years After “Judgment of Paris” Tasting, California STYLE! Event at…

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Forty Years After “Judgment of Paris” Tasting, California STYLE! Event at Vinexpo…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessForty Years After “Judgment of Paris” Tasting, California STYLE! Event at Vinexpo Hong Kong Highlights Range & Quality of State’s WinesBy Press Release – May 23, 2016 19 0 ReddIt AdvertisementSAN FRANCISCO—Misconceptions about California wines were shattered four decades ago in Paris when two of the state’s wines—Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, both vintage 1973—earned top scores in a blind tasting against the finest French wines. On May 25, 2016, the day after the 40th anniversary of the “Judgment of Paris,” a tasting at Vinexpo Hong Kong will similarly address global perceptions of California wines.Hosted by the California Wine Institute, the “California STYLE! Breakfast Symposium and Tasting” will feature four of the world’s leading wine experts: Karen MacNeil, author of The Wine Bible; Sarah Jane Evans MW, chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine; Debra Meiburg MW, Asian wine market expert and founding director of Meiburg Wine Media; and Decanter magazine Publishing Director Sarah Kemp, who will serve as moderator. The program will include a tasting and discussion of 14 California wines from diverse regions, hand-picked by the speakers to showcase the range and quality of the state’s wine offerings.“California has 138 distinct winegrowing regions influenced by 800 miles of coastline,” said Linsey Gallagher, Wine Institute Vice President of International Marketing. “Our immensely talented growers and vintners are making wines of world-class quality in a range of styles that is much broader than many people realize. This event will showcase the evolution of California wine 40 years after the famous Paris tasting.”The presenters will bring a global perspective to the subject of California wine, and address its current and future place in the wine industry worldwide and in Hong Kong’s vibrant wine market.“California ranks first in the nation for culinary travel. Interest and sales of our wines have never been higher,” added Robert P. (Bobby) Koch, President and CEO of Wine Institute. “The world has discovered that incredible food and wine can be found throughout the state in both our famous and soon-to-be-famous regions.”Following the symposium, the four presenters will participate in events and informal appearances at the California Wines trade show pavilion to answer questions and chat with attendees. The pavilion will also feature an art performance on May 25 by painter David Garibaldi, who uses a unique physical method to create iconic celebrity portraits and pieces to commemorate events.A large California delegation will attend Vinexpo Hong Kong 2016 with 61 vintners representing 113 wineries, 30 AVAs and more than 200 brands. Hong Kong is the third largest market for U.S. wine exports accounting for $97 million in revenues in 2015. Total U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached an all-time record in 2015 with $1.61 billion in winery revenues and 461 million liters or 51.2 million cases.Videos of discussions from the now sold out “California STYLE!” tasting will be available following the event at www.DiscoverCaliforniaWines.com/CAWINESTYLE. Follow the event on Twitter at #CAWINESTYLE .Advertisement Previous articleCraig O’Malley Has Been Appointed as National Sales Manager for Food and Beverage for Saxco InternationalNext articleGroundbreaking Event for Wine Spectator Learning Center Scheduled for June 1 Press Release Facebook TAGSfeaturedVinexpoWine Institute Linkedin Pinterest Twitter Share Emaillast_img read more

NHF Provides Funds to Purchase Ambulances

first_imgRelatedNHF Provides Funds to Purchase Ambulances NHF Provides Funds to Purchase Ambulances Health & WellnessMarch 21, 2013 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The complement of ambulances in the public health system is being boosted by the provision of US$884,323 by the National Health Fund (NHF), to purchase 17 additional units. A contract for the allocation was signed by Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, NHF executives, and representatives of Toyota Jamaica Limited, during a brief ceremony on Wednesday, March 20, at the NHF’s head office in New Kingston.Cabinet approved the awarding of the contract to Toyota Jamaica, which is slated to deliver the units by September. These will be deployed across the four health authority regions, and to the Ministry.Speaking at the signing, Dr. Ferguson said the procurement of the 17 ambulances will bring to 55, the number of units acquired since he assumed the health portfolio in January 2012.He said the additional units are a welcome intervention and will strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Health and the Regional Health Authorities to provide timely and efficient services to patients, especially for emergency care.The new units will complement the six multi-patient transfer units, which the Ministry purchased a year ago and reduce the need to contract private services.“With the availability of the multi-patient transfer units, the ambulances should not be tied up with transporting persons for diagnostic testing and will, therefore, be used for emergencies and transfer of patients, who need medical care while being transported. This should significantly alleviate the pressure that was placed on the previous fleet of ambulances and reduce the need to procure private ambulance services, thus saving the government millions of dollars,” the Minister said.Chief Executive Officer of the NHF, Everton Anderson, said the procurements are being facilitated through the Fund’s Institutional Benefits Programme.He said that this is the second time in the 10-year history of the NHF that a major grant is being provided for acquisition of ambulances, the first time being in 2007, when 40 ambulances were purchased.“This…is a major role of the NHF – to provide support to the health system in Jamaica, with a view to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of health care and the overall health of the Jamaican population,” Mr. Anderson stated.In his remarks, NHF Chairman, Sterling Soares, noted that since its establishment, the agency has delivered on its mission to provide financing for national health care.He said the fund will be focused on providing the support needed to the public health sector to protect the health gains of the past and meet the current challenges.By Douglas McIntosh, JIS Reporter RelatedNHF Provides Funds to Purchase Ambulancescenter_img RelatedNHF Provides Funds to Purchase Ambulances Advertisementslast_img read more