1,256 SAFE DAYS FOR ALL AT BP’S LONDON HQ

first_imgTuesday 1 February 2011 8:18 pm Tags: NULL Share FULL steam ahead for the BP safety train. Following The Capitalist’s story two weeks ago about how the oil giant has been beefing up ‘elf ’n’ safety procedures in stairwell use, a source has sent in this picture (see right). Yes, that’s right, a count-down (or count-up) calendar from BP’s London HQ boasting of how many “safe days” the building has gone without a “day away from work case” – that is, an injury that has caused an absence from work. HQ workers must have felt particularly grateful for the proud safety notice during the Gulf of Mexico spill some 200 or so days ago, but it begs the question: what happened on that fateful date, 1,257 days ago?We called our helpful safety captain at the BP press office for a briefing. “The point of putting that sign in this building… is that we have the same philosophy, the same rules of safety here as in our operational buildings,” he said solemnly. (Hmm… so perhaps the sign wasn’t such a comfort last May after all).As for the timeline, it turns out it marks the very day the sign itself was hung safely on the wall.And pending any improper use of the bannisters, methane gas bubbles (of the earthly, not human, variety), and angry invasions from the firm’s Russian partners, one sure fact is that you can set your calendar by BP’s “safe days” signage. PUT IT ON HRM’S TABEyebrows have been raised after disgraced expenses MP David Chaytor left Wandsworth prison for the low security Spring Hill jail after just two weeks. Perhaps the disgraced MP will make the most of his time at the open prison, where inmates are free to come and go as they please, providing they’re back by a 10pm curfew. According to the HM Prison Service website, prisoners can take advantage of a number of training courses. Given his false claims for “IT support services” in May 2006 when the “services had not been provided or charged for”, perhaps the classes in computer studies would be worthwhile.We’re sure the former Labour MP for Bury will find the new accommodation more amenable. Rooms are equipped with the kinds of facilities that can’t be found in budget hotel chains like Travelodge, including a mini-fridge, TV and Sony PlayStation. If that’s too dull, there’s always the on-site sports centre, with its soft-tennis courts.ROYAL FLUTTERGood news for anyone sharing a first name with the happy royal couple. Epsom Downs Racecourse is holding a special royal wedding celebration day on 20 April, when the first Investec Derby trial takes place, giving free entry to anyone with the first name “William”, “Kate” or “Catherine”. But there’s no faking it: the offer requires official photo ID.The day promises to be a great preview of the Investec Derby Festival itself, for which City A.M. is the official newspaper partner. It’s happening at Epsom 3-4 June.GLAMOUR SIXAnd finally, a sneak preview of Glamour’s power list for 2010. The magazine names 35 over-achieving women under 35 every year for including in its “power list”, with six in the “business and law” category. This year’s six feature four entrepreneurs – Holly Tucker, Jessica Grosvenor, Jessica Huie and Nik Done – a solicitor (Lisa Morgan) and the head of a showbiz agency (Suzie Norton). The list shows there’s plenty of female talent in the pipeline when it comes to rebalancing that pesky male dominance of company boards. 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Wal-Mart sales still slide

first_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe 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 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’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Tuesday 22 February 2011 8:53 pm whatsapp whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼center_img Wal-Mart sales still slide WAL-MART yesterday posted its seventh consecutive quarterly drop in sales at established US stores and said it will take some time to turn things around in its biggest market.The world’s largest retailer, whose shares closed down 3.1 per cent, has struggled with pricing as it has lost customers to cheaper stores while recovering from a poorly executed decision, since reversed, to pare down the number of items it offered.“Some of the pricing and merchandising issues in Wal-Mart ran deeper than we initially expected, and they require a response that will take time to see results,” Wal-Mart chief executive Mike Duke said.Fourth quarter like-for-like sales at US?stores fell by 1.8 per cent. The retail giant posted earnings per share of $1.34 (83p) before one-off items, against ?expectations of $1.31. Total fourth quarter sales of $115.6bn missed Wall?Street expectations of $117bn. Meanwhile, staff at Asda, the British supermarket chain owned by Wal-Mart, will share in a £27m bonus pot.Asda helped boost its parent company’s international sales nine per cent. KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Euro rises on inflation concerns

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Aviva profit jumps by a quarter

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ Aviva profit jumps by a quarter whatsapp Aviva reported a forecast-beating 26 per cent increase in 2010 profit, helped by cost cuts and stronger sales of high-margin life policies. Aviva, Britain’s second-biggest insurer by market value, said it made a 2010 operating profit of £2.55bn, up from £2.02bn pounds the previous year.Analysts had expected a profit of 2.44bn, according to the company’s own calculation of consensus expectations.“By focusing on what we do best in the markets where we have strength and scale, we will continue to prosper in 2011,” chief executive Andrew Moss said in a statement.Aviva has been cutting costs, paying off debt and focusing on cash generation in an effort to improve shareholder returns, amid criticism from some investors that it has underperformed its main British rivals. The company, which generates about 70 per cent of its sales in Britain and mainland Europe, has also pledged to focus on the markets where it is strongest.The profits improvement last year was driven by Aviva’s life insurance business, where operating profits rose 23 per cent to £2.32bn.The company also benefited from £149m of cost cuts. whatsapp John Dunne Thursday 3 March 2011 3:59 am Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS

first_img whatsapp CITY MOVES | WHO’S SWITCHING JOBS KCS-content Tags: NULL Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img Sunday 6 March 2011 10:06 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald GlaxoSmithKlineJudy Lewent and Stacey Cartwright have been appointed as non-executive directors of GSK and will join the Board from 1 April 2011, when they will both become members of the firm’s Audit & Risk Committee. Lewent is the former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Merck & Co, and Cartwright is executive vice president, chief financial officer of Burberry Group.MF GlobalThe broker/dealer providing trading and hedging solutions has appointed Richard Moore as regional chief executive and managing director of Europe. Moore will join MF Global on 1 April and will be responsible for developing the firm’s pan-European growth strategy.MercerEmma Douglas has joined Mercer as UK leader for Mercer Workplace Savings. Douglas joins from BlackRock and has also worked at Threadneedle Asset Management, JP Morgan Investment Management, Morgan Grenfell Asset Management and Fidelity Investments.Graydon UKThe commercial credit reference agency has appointed Keith Jones as managing director. Jones, who joins Graydon on 3 May, arrives from Royal Mail, where he was head of data. He has also held senior roles at data firms Abacus and Qbase.Paul HastingsThe international law firm Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker has appointed Suzanne Horne as employment partner at the London office to strengthen the firm’s European Employment practice. Horne joins from Morrison & Foerster and specialises in all areas of employment law, including business transfers, outsourcings, insolvencies and mergers and acquisitions.MSCIThe investment decision support tools provider has appointed Kurt Winklemann as managing director and head of risk and analytical research. Winklemann will be based in New York, where he will manage a global team of 60 researchers. More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com last_img read more

Pace warning hits share price

first_img Pace warning hits share price whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Pace, the world’s biggest maker of set-top boxes, said a US customer was delaying a big order to 2012, reducing its 2011 sales growth and wiping some £100m off its stock market value. The setback overshadowed strong underlying profit growth and an upbeat longer-term outlook, sending Pace shares more than 15 per cent lower as it set an outlook for revenue growth of around the same level as the 17 per cent seen in 2010. Adjusted core earnings rose 36 per cent in 2010 to £103.6m after it shipped 22.2m devices for cable, satellite and IPTV customers such as Comcast, DirecTV and AT&T. Analysts at RBS said the results were higher than they had expected. Tuesday 8 March 2011 7:22 pm KCS-content whatsapp Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Uganda uncertainty mars Tullow results

first_imgWednesday 9 March 2011 8:06 pm Uganda uncertainty mars Tullow results Show Comments ▼ KCS-content OIL explorer Tullow Oil posted a 361 per cent rise in pre-tax profit yesterday after a “transformational year”, though its shares fell 3.2 per cent due to concerns about its Ugandan project and some missed forecasts.The firm said its pre-tax profit for the year was $152m (£93.8m) for the year, short of consensus estimates of $192m, which was blamed on higher than expected write-offs and administrative costs. Surging oil prices caused a 19 per cent rise in revenue to $1.9bn, while production was broadly flat at 58,100 barrels of oil per day.Investors were hoping for an update on Tullow’s $10bn Ugandan joint venture with Total and CNOOC, which has been awaiting government approval for close to a year. Tullow did not give new details on the partnership, but chief executive Aidan Heavey later told reporters: “We’re at the stage now where all the main points have been agreed so we’re just finalising the documentation.”Heavey said in a statement that 2010 “was undoubtedly a transformational year for Tullow” and that production could rise to up to 92,000 barrels per day this year. The company said it expects its new Ghanaian wells to reach a rate of 120,000 barrels per day within five months, with a local stock listing also in the pipeline. The Jubilee field is the site of Ghana’s first commercial oil production and is 34.7 per cent owned by Tullow. But the firm said it has given up on two oil blocks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which it lost last June when the government re-awarded the exploration rights. whatsapp center_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Home Retail profit slips as Argos chief quits

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Betstars extends lead in registration rankings

first_img Betstars has again topped form analytics platform Formisimo’s rankings of the registration processes of leading sportsbooks Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 14th May 2018 | By Stephen Cartercenter_img Betstars extends lead in registration rankings Sports betting Betstars has again topped form analytics platform Formisimo’s rankings of the registration processes of leading sportsbooks.The PokerStars-owned book extended their score to 70 from 59 out of a possible 84 since the Manchester-based company ran its last analysis of desktop and mobile registration processes last September.Formisimo highlighted the contribution of their short registration form which backloads the KYC step until after completion.The analysis of 43 sites carried out in April 2018 looked at 52 metrics to gauge and compare performance. Formisimo’s analysis also established that the “market is shifting away” from some major operators as they lose ground to those that have invested in improving their registration process.Betfair emerged as the biggest loser since last September, down 23 places, with Coral, Sky Bet, LeoVegas and Genting Bet also losing ground.Big improvers included Vernon Sports , which jumped 22 places in the league table, to second place, followed by DraftKings, up four positions, and Mr Green, up six.Formisimo highlighted that less than half (46.5%) of sites use inline validation to show when users make a mistake or enter information correctly and that 37% have no automatic address lookup, despite both being relatively easy solutions to deploy which have a strong impact on conversion rates.A more detailed dataset can be found here. Email Addresslast_img read more

BetBright brings Netflix tech to betting slips

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation 27th July 2018 | By contenteditor BetBright brings Netflix tech to betting slips AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter BetBright is aiming to bring the customisation and community functionality of Netflix to sports wagering after launching its new BetFeed service.The Dublin-based operator, which earlier this year said a focus on in-house development was at the heart of its growth strategy, said the platform will offer customers a more interactive digital experience, citing the focus on multi-user influenced discovery and curation developed by tech giants such as the TV on-demand streaming service. http://www.igamingbusiness.com/news/betbright-trebles-turnover-2017BetFeed offers a “unique insight” into which events or bets are popular with other people.  Customers will be able to see in real-time the exact number of people who are betting on a selection, enhancing their experience and encouraging social interaction. The page also allows customers to browse a scrollable feed of up to 100 bets and copy them into their bet slip with a single click.“Whether it’s Facebook, Netflix or Spotify, the modern digital consumer is used to being able to like and follow trending social feeds and content, from their friends’ photos to their movie and music choices,” said Sarne Lightman, managing director of BetBright.“Until now, traditional sportsbooks have lacked even the most basic social functionality leaving customers betting in a vacuum with nothing but the odds as evidence to what other users might be doing around them.”Users will be given greater control to sort and filter their feed with things they are interested in and can sort their feed by the most popular or latest bets. BetFeed can also be refreshed every 30 seconds for real-time offers.Lightman added: “Like the disrupters in other digital industries, BetBright understands how important the social experience is to the savvy digital customer and BetFeed is the next step on our journey to modernise and disrupt the digital sport betting industry.”BetBright has introduced the feature as it looks to build on an impressive period of growth. It trebled turnover in 2017, and in February said it hopes to double this total again in the current year. It said it expects profit for 2018 to total £25m (€28.4m/$35m).In announcing plans for the year it said “our plan is to use our technology ownership technology ownership and the in-house development of this, as an enabler of innovation and differentiation – which will enable us to shake-up what is an already crowded market and stand apart from competitors, which include some very successful and well-known brands.” Sports betting Operator adds ‘social experience’ to betting with its BetFeed platformlast_img read more