Angry farmers storm India’s Red Fort in challenge to Modi

first_imgNEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesting farmers have marched, rode horses and drove long lines of tractors into India’s capital, breaking through police barricades to storm the historic Red Fort. It was a deeply symbolic act that revealed the scale of their challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. They waved farm union and religious flags from the ramparts of the fort, where prime ministers annually hoist the national flag on the country’s August independence day holiday. Riot police fired tear gas and water cannons and set up barricades in attempt to hold back the protesters Tuesday. The farmers have been demanding the withdrawal of new laws that they say will favor large corporate farms and devastate the earnings of smaller scale farmers.last_img read more

Killybegs school to get new classrooms

first_imgMinister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has said a new building project at Niall Mór National School in Killybegs will make a big difference.He said this is great news in the run-in to Christmas for Niall Mór and everyone associated with the school.He said “I visited the school in May and talked to principal Eugene Mulligan about the facilities and as ever you couldn’t help but walk away impressed with the work of the teachers and staff. “I am delighted to be able to follow up that visit with some good news for the school with plans now approved for the school to get a new classroom and two special education rooms.“Special needs is an important focus for the school, with children coming from across south-west Donegal. And with more than 200 children in the school the extra space will be a huge plus.Minister McHugh said this work will give that bit more space in the school and it will also make it easier for the teachers to work with some of the kids who need more time, support and focus.“Congratulations to everyone involved and thanks to Manus Boyle in Killybegs for helping to arrange the visit and putting us in touch.” The additional accommodation project has been approved by the Building Unit in the Department of Education and Skills.(Left to Right) Principal Eugene Mulligan, former principal Michael McGuinness, Minister McHugh and Fr Colm Ó Gallchóir.Killybegs school to get new classrooms was last modified: December 3rd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Celebrating Africa

first_imgAlready the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development predicts that Africa’s economic growth this year will reach 5.8%; a real increase on last year’s 5%. It’s expected that the substantial spin-offs arising from an African hosted 2010 World Cup will help to spur this growth even further, creating a better continent for us all to live in.Between now and 2010, we at the International Marketing Council of South Africa will be vigorously marketing South Africa to the world. But we are fully aware that while 2010 may be hosted by us, it is essentially an African event.We particularly give our support to the five African countries on whose shoulders the hopes of Africa will be carried at the 2006 World Cup. To Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Tunisia – all of us on the continent will be watching your progress with excitement and hope that when South Africa hosts the 2010 event one of you will be the defending champion.Go well and bring the World Cup back to Africa!ENDSIssued by:        Meropa CommunicationsOn behalf of:    The International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC)Tumelo Kumalo (011) 483 0122 tumelok@imc.org.zalast_img read more

Getting the Goods: The New Amazon/Zappos Supply Chain Story

first_imgBeloved online shoe retailer Zappos has announced it will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amazon in exchange for almost a billion dollars worth of Amazon stock. Both of these companies are interesting because they have mastered making the connection between a quality online experience and physical delivery of tangible goods offline.Is this just a story of a big online shopping mall buying up a hot little online shoe store? Taking a closer look at the offline supply chain of each company indicates that there may be more to this deal. Some supply chain analysts believe that the two companies are actually radically different, but complementary, and their union could help Amazon both change the way it relates to its customers and reach a whole new group of customers willing to pay more for a high-quality user experience. This is a story of two different ways of selling things on the internet and delivering them to your door.The Business of Delivering StuffAmazon is a master of the supply chain. It’s got so much capacity, for example, that the company last year opened up a “supply chain as a service” business, just like it created a surplus cloud computing as a service business years earlier. (Amazon’s Newest Web Service: Shipping Center APIs) Zappos is no slouch at rushing goods to your house either, though. (Just last week their elves delivered a new pair of shoes to my house the next morning after I ordered them late at night!)It appears that Amazon will leverage at least some of the existing Zappos supply chain; Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh wrote today that Amazon doesn’t have any warehouses as close to the UPS Worldport hub in Louisville, Kentucky as the shoe company does and will likely store some Amazon inventory there, for example. Amazon could also remove a substantial amount of the Zappos distribution infrastructure that now becomes redundant and isn’t scaled as well. That would mean lower overhead for the Zappos subsidiary and increased profits for Amazon.That might make sense from a short term bottom-line perspective, but even in terms of the supply chain it may not be the whole story. “Amazon might go to shareholders and say that’s the plan,” procurement analyst Jason Busch of SpendMatters told us. “But what you tell Wall Street and the reasons why you do this kind of deal are often very different.”Not All Supply Chains Are The SameBusch argues that the two companies have very different, and possibly complementary, kinds of supply chains. Amazon has innovated around warehousing and operational efficiency. Busch says the company has acquired software makers that specialize in processes like high efficiency inventory picking and inventory tracking.Zappos, on the other hand, has built up a different kind of supply chain. “From keeping diverse inventory in stock to very high-touch order fulfillment, the Zappos customer experience is seamless and integrated,” Busch says. “Amazon would never upgrade shipping to overnight for example, as Zappos does, except through the Amazon Prime program. Amazon’s warehouse is very innovative, but Amazon is focused on warehousing and lowering costs. Zappos has learned it’s about more than just cost, it’s about user experience and people are willing to pay for that. It’s not surprising that Amazon realized they can acquire the skills and knowledge that Zappos has developed, in addition to the business side where they were not a major player in apparel. “Amazon may be reconsidering how they serve customers, so they may choose to keep some of the redundant Zappos infrastructure.-Jason Busch, SpendMattersLora Cecere, Vice President of Value Chain Services at AMR Research, says she agrees with Busch. “It’s now a multi channel play,” she told us. “Zappos deals with quick cycles, Amazon has longer cycles and is warehouse centric. They are really dealing with different supply chains. I wonder if it wasn’t a preemptive move to block another competitor from acquiring Zappos.”Zappos had been talking lately about moving into the home electronics business, something Amazon excels at. Now the two companies won’t have to compete, but will aim to gain from each other’s different experiences and resources in order to target different types of customers seeking different shopping experiences. Some sources say that Zappos didn’t want to sell itself, but was pressured by its investors. The value to Amazon seems clear on several levels.Bringing Zappos into the tent could make Amazon an even more interesting company. That’s something that could very well be worth giving up almost a billion dollars in stock for. marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Analysis#e-commerce#Features#NYT#web center_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Pinoy windsurfers bag gold in RS: One World Championships in Vietnam

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Thailand’s Siripon Kaewduangngam, meanwhile, won the women’s division, with China’s  Peiling Chen coming in at close second. Legendary windsurfer and 2010 Wind Surfing World Champion Blanca Manchon of Spain won third place.Image from RS: One Class websiteThis year, the open-to-all annual race featured innovative formats like the Pulsar (compact slalom, America’s Cup style) and Marathon (long distance).Both Coveta and Kaibigan will defend their crowns next year in the 2018 Asian Championships in Goa, India.  /raADVERTISEMENT Devance relishes break from guarding hulking Smith WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The country’s own Geylord Coveta and Yancy Kaibigan lorded over the competition and won their respective divisions.Coveta dominated the competition since Day 1, en route to bagging a gold medal and the tourney’s overall champion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe bested Thailand’s Navin Singsart and Natthaphong Phonoppharat, who came in at second and third place, respectively.His teammate, Yancy Kaibigan, also won first place in the Espoirs (under 22-year-old category), according to the RS: ONE website. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Geylord Coveta edged out Thailand’s Navin Singsart and Natthaphong Phonoppharat to win the RS: One World Championships’ male division. Photo from Facebook/@RSOneClassTwo Filipino windsurfers once again brought glory to the entire nation after striking gold in the recently concluded RS: One World Championships in Vietnam.The four-day event, held at the An Bang Beach in Hoi An on June 10-14 , featured over 51 racers from 14 countries and 3 continents, who duked it out for windsurfing supremacy.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire View comments LATEST STORIES What ‘missteps’? World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide MOST READlast_img read more

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India lose to Malaysia 1-0

first_imgIndia’s chances of entering the final of the ongoing Sultan Azlan Shah hockey tournament went up in smoke as they suffered a 0-1 defeat to hosts Malaysia in their last league match on Friday.India struggled to break down the opponents’ defence throughout the game and paid the price around 10 minutes from the end when Fitr Saari (49th minute) slammed home a penalty corner.Malaysia thus ended the league stage of the tournament without conceding a goal.India’s loss means Britain will meet Australia in the final on Saturday.Going into Friday’s match, India were at the third position with seven points from four matches. They had the same number of points as Britain but were trailing on goal difference.India will now compete for the bronze medal with New Zealand on Saturday.last_img read more