View post tag: ships View post tag: Amid Authorities The said vessels are HNLMS De Zeven Provinciën, Holland and Friesland.The Dutch Navy has sent its ships to patrol the area and provide security both at sea and on land to 58 world leaders and thousands of delegates who are visiting the Netherlands from 24 to 25 of March.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 25, 2014; Image: Dutch Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: Security March 25, 2014 View post tag: Dutch Three ships of the Dutch Navy and teams of the Special Maritime Forces (MARSOF) of the Dutch Marine Corps have been sent to sea anent the Nuclear Security Summit in 2014, in The Hague. View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Summit View post tag: nuclear View post tag: Defence View post tag: waters View post tag: Patrol Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Image of the Day: Navy Ships Patrol Dutch Waters amid Nuclear Security Summit Image of the Day: Navy Ships Patrol Dutch Waters amid Nuclear Security Summit
Through reasons only known to themselves, aspirational coffee chain Costa recently chose durable tabloid magnet Peter Andre to front its publicity drive around the launch of its ’flat white’ coffee, featured in these very pages (see Masterclass, pages 34-35).However, professional celebrity tittle-tattlers, The Mirror’s 3am Girls, were less than impressed when they received the invitation from Andre’s management, Can Associates, to witness his flat white-making masterclass in a Costa store, as it featured a number of very specific stipulations:l “The interview will be about Costa Coffee and the event only.”l “3am online agrees to give Can Associates Limited full copy and headline approval of the interview.”l “3am online understands that no images of Katie Price can run with this feature, relating to this feature at all.”l “3am online, under all circumstances, must accompany the photographs of Peter Andre with positive text/captions/headings.”While most journo’s hackles would be raised by such demands, the 3am Girls devised a suitably withering response: “The reason this bothers us so much is because it’s Peter bloody Andre. Should it really be a special privilege to get a cup of coffee and five minutes of his time? He’d do well to remember that if it wasn’t for his marriage, he’d probably still be getting paid by Costa… it’s just that a barista’s salary has a few less zeros on it.” Ouch!
CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp By Network Indiana – July 19, 2020 0 325 Google+ Facebook WhatsApp (“Indiana State Capitol Building” by Drew Tarvin, CC BY 2.0) Coronavirus has infected the state’s once $2.3 billion reserve fund. The state auditor found that Indiana has $1.4 billion to end this fiscal year. Despite a budget shortfall, Indiana is not in the red.Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state used about $900 million to make up for the tax money that was not collected and the income taxes that haven’t been paid yet. The state set a new deadline of July 15, which falls in the next budget year.The fiscal year 2020 ended June 30.The auditor, governor and others are tooting the administration’s horn, saying strong fiscal management has left the state able, and more able than many other states, to deal with the shortfalls.“Our strong reserves have sustained Indiana through the initial surge of the pandemic, and in light of the unexpected economic circumstances, the State is able to continue to offer essential services when our residents need it most,” said State Auditor Tera Klutz. “Responsible fiscal leadership leaves Indiana with a 9 percent reserve as we head into a new fiscal year facing more economic uncertainty.”Gov. Eric Holcomb echoed Klutz, upon reading the End of Year reports.“As our state works to slow the spread of coronavirus, I’m grateful for the years of exceptional stewardship that has allowed Indiana to be financially prepared to face this storm. We will remain dedicated to ensuring Hoosiers receive services without interruption while maintaining Indiana’s trademark fiscal responsibility as we adjust to this new normal,” he said. Pinterest Pinterest Coronavirus infecting Indiana’s once $2.3 billion reserve fund Twitter Twitter Google+ Facebook Previous articleIndiana student-athletes taking online courses can participate in sportsNext articleMan, 24, charged in connection with South Bend burglary spree Network Indiana
Greggs is looking to maximise on new markets and store formats, as like-for-like (LFLs) sales dropped 3.5% in the second quarter of 2012.The news comes as the high street bakery retailer announced its interim results this morning for the 26 weeks ending 30 June 2012. The company recorded a 2.3% decline in LFLs overall for the first half of the year, while pre-tax profit fell £800,000 to £16.5m with a net operating margin of 4.7% (5.2% in 2011).Greggs attributed the drop to a more than 7% fall in footfall on UK high streets during this period, impacted by record levels of rainfall.The high street bakery firm reported a 4.5% rise in sales to £350m in H1 2012.Ken McMeikan, chief executive of Greggs, said: “Our tight control of costs and the added contribution from wholesale partially mitigated the profit impact, resulting in a £0.8m decline in first-half profits.”McMeikan added that conditions for consumers were likely to remain challenging for the rest of 2012, but would “continue to make strong progress towards our strategic goals and remain confident in our ability to deliver long-term profitable growth for the benefit of shareholders, employees and the wider community”.More accessibleMcMeikan explained the business was looking to make the Greggs brand more accessible to new customers in the future by focusing on its shop opening programme and “further development of our wholesaling and franchising channels”.Greggs opened 33 net new outlets during the six months, taking its overall store count to 1,604 at the end of June. The company said it was on track to meet its target of 90 new shops, net of closures, for the year.The firm has also refurbished 64 existing sites in total, meeting expectations to refurbish between 100 and 120 shops by the end of 2012.Openings include the motorway outlets with Moto Hospitality, which Greggs trialled earlier this year at two sites, and will now roll out to a further 28 UK locations, creating an additional 500 jobs.The Greggs Moment coffee shop concept, which consists of four stores trading at present, will also be a focus for the firm in the future. It will be opening its fifth store in Gateshead on 9 August.In June, the company opened a traditional bakery format called Greggs the Bakery in Newcastle Upon Tyne, which serves 75 new lines, including artisanal breads and made-to-order sandwiches. McMeikan said it was encouraged by the early performance of both Greggs the Bakery and Greggs Moment.Greggs is also capitalising on its partnership with frozen foods retailer Iceland, first established in July 2011, to supply a ten-item range of ‘bake at home’ products to 750 of its stores. The company said sales in this sector had performed very strongly and were already making a contribution to profits.
NZ Herald 30 April 2019Family First Comment: “It is because planned or unplanned, abortion or miscarriage, women in both situations have suffered the loss of a child and need time to grieve that loss.”Rachael Wong is speaking at our Forum on the Family in July.forumonthefamily.nzFrances Everard argued that providing bereavement leave after miscarriage should extend to abortion (NZ Herald, April 16). On this point, I am in whole-hearted agreement.What I have serious concerns about is her reasoning – and the hijacking of Labour MP Ginny Anderson’s important bill to push a liberalised abortion agenda.Women who experience a miscarriage or abortion should both be entitled to bereavement leave. But this is not because in Everard’s words, “the end of a pregnancy is a health issue”, it is, although any woman who experiences pregnancy loss will tell you that it is also more than a mere health matter.It is not because as Everard maintains, “all women matter”. They do. It is because planned or unplanned, abortion or miscarriage, women in both situations have suffered the loss of a child and need time to grieve that loss.It is also important to note that while an abortion may be “planned” and therefore currently excluded from the bill, many women who seek abortion do so because societal pressures and a lack of support and proper information cause them to feel like this grief was forced upon them.Everard wants women who undergo an abortion to receive bereavement leave – leave for the purpose of grieving the death of a family member – but she doesn’t want to acknowledge that this is precisely what’s happening in the case of an abortion. In fact, she does her best to detract from and minimise this reality by using “bereavement leave” interchangeably with “sick leave” as well as rhetoric like, “This bill [favours] the experience of grief over health”, and, “It’s time to normalise all pregnancies and their outcomes”.This is a bill about bereavement. It is a bill about grief. Of course, health, and particularly mental health, is a component of that. However, the fundamental reason for extending bereavement leave to miscarriage, is because as a society we are coming to recognise that a woman’s grief should not be minimised or ignored simply because she loses her child before it is born.Everard also takes issue with the fact that the bill extends only to a woman’s partner or spouse, because, “not all women will have an intimate or supportive partner” and so “may need support from a friend or family member”. She protests that “ranking women’s worth based on their pregnancy outcomes, and allowing them extra support based on their relationship status, impinges on all our rights to reproductive freedom”.However, extending leave to partners in this case is surely about recognising that they are bereaved persons too. All women who have experienced a miscarriage or abortion need and deserve support, no matter their relationship status. But extending leave to partners in this bill is about recognising that both parents of the child will be grieving the loss of that child.That being said, bereavement leave for both miscarriage and abortion would give women the opportunity to seek any support and counselling they may need. Everard maintains that 95 per cent of women who undergo an abortion “do so without regrets”. However, the study that this statistic is based on is deeply flawed (due to self-selection bias, among other things) and does not reflect the reality of the many women who suffer grief and other psychological issues after an abortion.By emphasising women’s “reproductive health”, “reproductive decisions” and “reproductive freedom”, and the fact that abortion is still under the criminal law, Everard reveals her primary agenda, which clearly seems to be about normalising and liberalising abortion, on demand, as an absolute right.Abortion law reform in New Zealand is a separate matter, and this important bill should not be exploited and made to serve that agenda. The loss and grief experienced by parents as a result of miscarriage deserves recognition, as does the loss and grief resulting from abortion. Both should be included in this bill, for this reason.* Rachael Wong is a New Zealand barrister and the managing director of Women’s Forum Australia, a Sydney-based think tank that strives to bring about pro-woman cultural change through research, education and public policy advocacy.https://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=12226344Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.