Tesco eyes Europe expansion

first_img whatsapp Share Tags: NULL whatsapp Tuesday 23 November 2010 5:17 am Tesco eyes Europe expansion RETAILER Tesco plans to almost double selling space in central and eastern Europe over five years.On the third and final day of a trip with analysts to Asia, the world’s third-largest retailer said it aims to have 4.1 million square metres of selling space in its central and eastern European markets by 2014-15, up from around 2.2 million now.It also has high hopes for a hypermarket refurbishment programme, saying that average weekly sales at four recently refitted stores were up 19 per cent, with average weekly customer numbers up 14 per cent.Tesco and international rivals like Wal-Mart, Carrefour and Metro are expanding rapidly into emerging markets as they look to bolster sluggish growth in western Europe and the United States.Tesco yesterday said it aims to quadruple revenue in China to about £4bn over the next five years, by more than doubling its number of hypermarkets to over 200.The group runs about 850 stores in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Turkey.These generated sales of about £7.6bn, or around 12 per cent of the group total, in the year ended February 2010.Its expansion plans include opening more hypermarkets of over 5,000 square metres. But the largest proportion of the new openings will be compact hypermarkets of 2,000-4,000 square metres and smaller formats, such as its Express stores.“Our experience tells us that if we give customers the opportunity to shop in multiple formats, we will achieve higher market penetration, increased loyalty, greater brand reach,” Tesco said in presentation slides published on its website.The group said hypermarket refurbishments in central and eastern Europe included adding at least 5,000 new products, as well as services including phone shops, opticians, pharmacies and photoshops. center_img Show Comments ▼ 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 ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof John Dunne by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemlast_img read more

Rolls wins energy deals

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp Turbine maker Rolls-Royce has won new orders worth more than $110m (£69.9m) for energy projects in Europe, Africa, India and the Middle East. Rolls will deliver both power generation and pipeline transmission products and services. Oil group Total has ordered two RB211 gas turbine power generation systems to power an oil plant in the Middle East. Rolls will also supply two extra RB211 turbines, powering gas compression packages, to Slovensk Plynárensk priemysel for use in a compressor station, part of their gas transmission network in Central Europe. Monday 6 December 2010 8:22 pm Share Tags: NULL Rolls wins energy deals More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comlast_img read more

Royal Rajasthan Foundation establishes Amrita Devi Bishnoi Nursery

first_img Cricket Cricket PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Ahead of their home match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday, Rajasthan Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane presented a Khejri tree sapling to RCB skipper Virat Kohli to mark team’s commitment to support women as the driving force in bringing about a social change and also as good will ambassadors promoting sustainable living with minimalistic use of natural resources, primarily water.This gesture marked the official launch of “Royal Amrita Devi Bishnoi Nursery” at Sawai ManSingh Stadium in Jaipur.Also Read: Royal Challenge Sports Drink campaign brings men, women on same teamIPL 2019: Royal Challengers Bangalore’s schedule, squad, tickets, coach – All you need to…Commenting on the occasion, Ranjit Barthakur, Executive Chairman for Rajasthan Royals said, “Women of India have always been the shining example of valour, integrity and resilience. One such dynamic persona has been that of Smt. Amrita Devi Bishnoi, who rose as a symbol of women’s empowerment, leading path for social and economic emancipation of women, along with highlighting the importance of ecological awareness among masses. She, alone had led a movement that inspired the famous Chipko Andolan.“We are very thankful to Royal Challengers Bangalore team who have been consistently working towards creating a greener and healthier environment with their efforts. We are proud to be part of this initiative and taking it ahead at our home Rajasthan,”The nursery will have a mix of Khejri and fruit bearing trees that can be further shared with women of Bishnoi community who can then plant these in their communities. The idea of the initiative is to create a sustainable value chain of spreading message of practicing sustainable use and development of the available resources which includes encouraging plantations and planting trees that are native and indigenous to the region, capable of thriving with minimum water supporting the rural women folk in leading a self-sufficient life.Back in 1730 AD, Late Amrita Devi from a small village Khejarli in Rajasthan started a war to protect sacred Kheri trees. The Bishnoi lady sacrificed her life along with her three daughters to save the trees from being cut. Her sacrifice empowered the community and people from village also raised their voices for the cause.  Later on the incident became the inspiration for the Chipko Movement.Also Read: IPL 2019: Rajasthan Royals home game tickets go on saleIPL 2019 : Rajasthan Royals launches academy in UK Previous articleIPL 2019: Fans cast vote for their favourite players in Week 1Next articleStar, Sony spearhead India’s 62% share in APAC TV revenue for 2018 Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Royal Rajasthan Foundation establishes Amrita Devi Bishnoi Nursery TAGSAmrita Devi Bishnoi NurseryIPLIPL 2019IPL 2019 ScheduleRajasthan RoyalsRCBRoyal Challengers BangaloreRoyal Rajasthan Foundation SHARE WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attentionlast_img read more

Crank it up

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Patient Engagement Analysis Helped a Global Pharma Company Improve Conversion Rates and Patient Satisfaction…

first_img TAGS  Pinterest Patient Engagement Analysis Helped a Global Pharma Company Improve Conversion Rates and Patient Satisfaction | Quantzig’s Success Story Offers In-depth Insights Local NewsBusiness Facebook Previous articleKitewheel Issues State of the Retail Industry Report Examining Consumption Trends, New Expectations, and SolutionsNext articleCrystal Blockchain : les plateformes P2P ont besoin de régulation pour réduire le risque de blanchiment d’argent Digital AIM Web Support Twitter LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Quantzig, advanced analytics and business intelligence solution provider, announced today the release of its latest patient engagement analysis success story that sheds light on the importance of healthcare analytics in the healthcare sector. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005424/en/ The success story sheds light on how a leading American pharmaceutical company leveraged patient engagement analysis to improve patient engagement. Today pharmaceutical companies are working on improving the patient experience. Quantzig’s patient engagement analysis focuses on driving healthcare transformation to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs. This success story sheds light on the importance of patient engagement analysis in boosting operational efficiency. Read the success story here: Request a FREE proposalto understand the potential benefits of patient engagement analysis. Challenges faced by the pharmaceutical company included-Rising costs and the need to improve healthcare outcomesImprove the effectiveness and efficacy of patient outreachAnalyze the patient data and effectively target patients to deliver top-notch servicesImprove patient engagement in a cost-effective manner Over the past 16 years, Quantzig has helped leading pharmaceutical companies to solve some of the most challenging business problems leveraging patient engagement analysis solutions. Want to know more? Contact us. The client is a leading US-based pharma company well-known for its quality control standards in medicine. This leading pharma company collaborated with Quantzig to leverage its patient engagement analysis expertise to improve patient engagement, experience, and business outcomes. Request a FREE pilotto know how Quantzig’s data-driven approach can help you improve the efficiency of patient outreach using patient engagement analysis. How did patient engagement analysis help the pharmaceutical firm? The patient engagement analysis experts of Quantzig conducted a pilot to test the patient engagement model results parallelly along with the existing rule-based calling campaign to compare the results of the analytical approach and measure its success. The solution offered by Quantzig helped this pharmaceutical giant improve conversion rates for the selected group patients by 35%. The patient engagement analysis solution also helped the client to-Improve customer satisfaction rates by offering services in real-time through the preferred channelWitness a 3x boost in operational efficiency Recent success stories that might interest you-Embracing the Future One Step a Time: How Logistics Network Remodeling Enabled a Green Chemicals Company to Implement Top-Of-The-Line Logistics Model, Enhance Data Accessibility, and Logistics VisibilityCustomer Segmentation Analytics Helped a Payment Card Industry Client Achieve a 2x Increase in CSAT Follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter to keep abreast of the upcoming trends in business intelligence and analytics. About Quantzig Quantzig is the world’s foremost full-service advanced analytics and business intelligence solution provider, turning clients’ complex, unstructured data into intelligent, actionable insights that enable them to solve complex business problems and inspire innovation, change, and growth. Over the past 16 years, our insights have helped over 120 clients spanning across industries and sectors like Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Retail and CPG, Food and Beverage, and more. We have successfully delivered 1500 in-depth solutions in areas like Marketing Analytics, Customer Analytics, Supply Chain Analytics, and more. For more information on our engagement policies and pricing plans, visit https://www.quantzig.com/request-for-proposal. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005424/en/ CONTACT: Quantzig Eva Sharma Marketing Manager US: +1 630 538 7144 UK: +44 208 629 1455 https://www.quantzig.com/contact-us KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL SOURCE: Quantzig Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 09:05 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 09:05 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005424/encenter_img Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Elevator mechanic killed at Bronx building

first_img Share via Shortlink Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink 133 East Clarke Place (Google Maps, Getty) An elevator mechanic was killed on Thursday while working in a Bronx apartment building, city officials confirmed.Mechanics were working at 133 East Clarke Place in the Concourse neighborhood when an elevator fell down a shaft and onto one of the workers, a Department of Buildings spokesperson confirmed. The 25-year-old worker, who has not been publicly identified, died from the injuries. A second mechanic was injured.Champion Elevator was hired to upgrade the building’s elevator, including the installation of a door lock monitor, a November permit shows. The DOB hit the building owner, listed as the Kraus Organization, with a violation on Jan. 23, 2020 for failing to install the monitor, which prevents elevators from moving if the doors are open. Under city law, all elevators were required to have such equipment installed by Jan. 1, 2020.A DOB spokesperson said it is not immediately clear what specific work was being performed at the time of the incident, but said the elevator was out of service.Joseph Corrado, executive vice president of Champion, declined to discuss Thursday’s incident but said his company is complying with the DOB’s investigation. He offered condolences to the mechanic’s family. A representative from Kraus was not immediately available to discuss the incident.Over the last few years, the Bronx property, a 53-unit apartment building, has been hit with other elevator-related violations. The DOB has also received more than a dozen complaints about the elevator not working. Such complaints started in October 2017 and persisted through 2019, according to the DOB’s website. “THE ELEVATOR HAS NOT BEEN WORKING FOR THREE WEEKS. IT WILL TURN ON FOR A DAY AND THEN BE BROKEN AGAIN. THERE ARE SIX FLOORS AND RESIDENTS THAT HAVE MULTIPLE HEALTH RELATED ISSUES,” one complaint from December 2019 reads.The DOB oversees the safety enforcement of more than 60,000 passenger elevators in the city. Last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law that will require elevator mechanics to obtain licenses to work in the state, but the measure doesn’t kick in until January 2022.Contact Kathryn Brenzel Message*center_img Email Address* Tags ConstructionElevatorlast_img read more

Sr. Proposal Development Specialist

first_imgJob DescriptionUnder the direction of the Director of Sponsored Research, theSenior Proposal Development Specialist will be responsible forimplementation and execution of various pre-award and proposaldevelopment and submission activities in support of FBRI’ssponsored program operations. The successful candidate will assistin preparation and submission of research, outreach, and trainingproposals, which will include interacting with faculty, staff, andstudents in proposal preparation, reading and dissection of sponsorsolicitations, effectively communicating proposal requirements tofaculty and other proposal team members. The candidate will alsoassist in the technical editing, reviewing proposals for submissioncompliance, assembling budgets, working with sponsoring agencies asneeded and working with the university Office of Sponsored Programs(OSP) to meet all university requirements and deadlines forsubmission. This senior position will also work with the Directorof Sponsored Research to develop proposal resources, policies, andprocesses at FBRI and disseminate updates from sponsors and theuniversity as needed. This position has access to confidential,proprietary and sensitive information.Required Qualifications- Master’s degree in business administration or other relatedfield, or equivalent training, experience, certification.- Demonstrated ability to interpret and implement complexregulations, procedures and/or compliance standards, and experienceworking in a complex regulatory environment.- Demonstrated experience in budget development.- Proven ability to prioritize and manage large volumes of work toanticipate and meet deadlines.- A strong commitment to customer service.- Excellent communication and organizational skills.- Demonstrated proficiency in Excel.- Experience in an academic research environment.- Experience with federally funded research programs, experiencewith NIH a plus.- Experience in research grant and contract administration.Preferred QualificationsCRA or other applicable professional certification.Appointment TypeRestrictedReview Date5/15/2021Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Pamela Stell [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10business days prior to the event.Advertised: January 7, 2021Applications close:last_img read more

71st annual Margate Memorial Lifeguard Races – Results & Video

first_imgShanin Theiss preparing for Singles Row at Margate Memorials 2016. Photo Credit Dale Braun Video Credit: Ryan GivensThe race results are as follows:Doubles Row:1st Place – Margate2nd Place – Ocean City (Ryan Clark and Matt Garbutt)3rd Place – Atlantic City4th Place – Longport5th Place – WildwoodSwim:1st Place – Brigantine2nd Place – Ocean City (Glenn Lasco)3rd Place – Avalon4th Place – Margate5th Place – Sea IsleSingles Row:1st Place – Margate2nd Place – Ocean City (Shanin Theiss)3rd Place – Avalon4th Place – Ventnor5th Place – Atlantic CityOverall:1st Place – Margate 12 points (Doubles Row tie breaker)2nd Place – Ocean City 12 points3rd Place – Avalon 6 points4th Place – Brigantine 5 points5th Place – Atlantic City 4 points Glenn Lasco coming in 2nd place in the swim race at Margate Memorials 2016. Photo Credit: Dale BraunShanin Theiss 2nd Place Singles Row Margate Memorials 2016. Photo Credit: Dale Braun Ryan Clark and Matt Garbutt 2nd Place Doubles Row Margate Memorials 2016. Photo Credit: Dale Brauncenter_img Glenn Lasco 2nd Place Swim Margate Memorials 2016. Photo Credit: Dale Braunlast_img read more

Problem-solving techniques take on new twist

first_img The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. More than a decade after the introduction of the first smartphone, we are awash in always-on technologies — email, instant messaging, social media, Slack, Yammer, and so on. All that connectivity means we are constantly sharing ideas, knowledge, thinking, and answers. Surely that “wisdom of the crowd” is good for problem-solving at work, right?Not so fast. New research by Harvard Business School (HBS) Associate Professor Ethan Bernstein and colleagues, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on Aug. 13, suggests that “always on” may not always be effective. Instead, “intermittently on” might be better for complex problem-solving.Bernstein, Assistant Professor Jesse Shore of the Questrom School of Business at Boston University, and Professor David Lazer of Northeastern University put together and studied a number of three-person groups performing a complex problem-solving task. The members of one set of groups never interacted with each other, solving the problem in complete isolation; members of another set constantly interacted, as we do when equipped with always-on technologies; and members of the third set of groups interacted only intermittently.From prior research, the researchers anticipated that the groups whose members never interacted would be the most creative, coming up with the largest number of unique solutions — including some of the best and some of the worst — and a high level of variation that sprang from their working alone. In short, they expected the isolated individuals to produce a few fantastic solutions but, as a group, a low average quality of solution due to the variation. That proved to be the case.The researchers also anticipated that the groups whose members constantly interacted would produce a higher average quality of solution, but fail to find the very best solutions as often. In other words, they expected the constantly interacting groups’ solutions to be less variable but at the cost of being more mediocre. That proved to be the case as well.But here’s where the researchers found something completely new: Groups whose members interacted only intermittently preserved the best of both worlds, rather than succumbing to the worst. These groups had an average quality of solution that was nearly identical to those groups that interacted constantly, yet they preserved enough variation to find some of the best solutions, too.Perhaps the most interesting result was that when their interactions were intermittent, the higher performers were able to get even better by learning from the low performers. When high and low performers interacted constantly, the low performers tended to simply copy high performers’ solutions and were in turn generally ignored by the high performers. But when their interactions were intermittent, the low performers’ ideas helped the high performers achieve even better solutions.Bernstein and his co-authors see a number of workplace implications for these findings, including the advantages of alternating independent efforts with group work over a period of time. In some ways, that’s how work traditionally has been done in organizations — with individuals working alone, then coming together in a meeting, then returning to work alone. But advancing technology has changed those cycles.“As we replace those sorts of intermittent cycles with always-on technologies, we might be diminishing our capacity to solve problems well,” Bernstein notes.The researchers see parallels in a number of trends in organizations today. Agile approaches to teamwork have some of this intermittent characteristic, given that they are organized into “sprints,” gatherings of people that focus on a particular problem and last only a short time. Similarly, hackathons are increasingly designed to provide some intermittency of interaction.Organizations known for their excellence in creativity and brainstorming ideas, such as IDEO, often use a process that has intermittency built in. Even open offices, a concept about which Bernstein has recently completed research, often have both group spaces (booths, meeting rooms) and individual spaces (phone booths, pods) in which interaction can be paused for a period of time.Given the study’s findings, the researchers conclude that these design-based tools for intermittent rather than constant interaction may be even more important for organizational productivity and performance than previously thought. They warn that the march toward always-on technology — and more and more digital collaboration tools — should not disturb intermittent isolation, lest it keep groups from achieving their best collective solutions to complex problems.This research was supported by Office of Naval Research Grant G00005072 and funding from the Harvard Business School Division of Research and Faculty Development. last_img read more

Central Islip Home Invasion: 1 Shot, Another Injured

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are searching for three masked men who injured two people during a home invasion in Central Islip early Thursday morning.The three suspects were wearing dark clothing and masks when they entered the house through a rear window just before 1 a.m.,  a police spokeswoman said.Inside the house at the time were a 48-year-old man, 13-year-old boy, 22-year-old woman and another female whose age was not known as of Thursday morning, but who police identified as the mother of the teen and 22-year-old.After entering the house, the suspects shot the older man in the abdomen, police said, and then struck the 22-year-old woman in the face with the gun.They were both taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, police said. Their condition wasn’t immediately available.The teen and mother were uninjured.Police said nothing was stolen from the house. Police have yet to release a motive for the crime. The investigation is continuing.The case marks the eighth armed home invasion in Suffolk in three weeks, including one that left a 21-year-old Flanders man dead.last_img read more