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  • Pret continues expansion in airports

    first_imgPret A Manger has taken three steps towards its goal to be represented at all major airports across the UK, after securing locations at Birmingham airport.The three new outlets will be the first to open in an airport outside the South East region. There will be one airside shop in the departure lounge of Terminal 1, one landside in Terminal 1 and a new external kiosk.The food will prepared at a large on-site kitchen, and will enable Pret to react quickly to fluctuations in customer numbers.Pret secured the locations as the result of a tendering process carried out late in 2009.Work on the units is expected to begin in March, with the outlets due to open in May. There are also plans for 24-hour opening hours in the busy summer months.last_img read more

  • Heineken beer sales slide amid lockdowns, worse to come

    first_imgTopics : Bonuses in 2020 for senior managers would be cancelled, it said.Heineken added it would pay its planned final dividend for 2019, but would not provide an interim dividend after its half-year results in August. Last year, it gave an interim payment of 0.64 euros per share.Its annual results would be hit by lower volumes and other effects, including increased credit losses from customers, issues of small suppliers and impairments and the devaluation of emerging market currencies versus the dollar and euro.Heineken’s major markets are Brazil, Mexico and Vietnam and is also the largest brewer in Europe.Heineken said it had reduced discretionary spending by suspending corporate events and hiring and pausing or scaling down projects and technology upgrades.With bars closed, Heineken said its business focus was on replenishing store shelves and aiding store deliveries. It was also pushing e-commerce beer sales.Danish rival Carlsberg said earlier this month it was expanding cost-cutting as consumers in Europe opted more for less pricy multi-packs of mainstream lagers than craft or specialty beers. Beer volumes fell 2.1% in the quarter while overall volumes, including cider and soft drinks, fell 3.9%, confirming guidance given two weeks ago.The second quarter would be worse, Heineken said, with an impact also in the second half of the year as lockdowns may be lifted but the impact on the economy endured.The company said the lack of clarity on the impact of COVID-19 meant the company has withdrawn all guidance for 2020.Bosses’bonuses canned center_img Heineken, the world’s second-largest brewer, reported a 14% slide in beer sales in March, with sharp declines in all regions as the COVID-19 pandemic closed pubs and restaurants across the globe.In some countries, such as South Africa, the Dutch brewer was forced to shut down production. In France, Italy and Spain, increased beer sales in stores failed to compensate for the collapse of bar trade.The maker of Heineken, Tiger and Sol beers, and Strongbow cider, said first-quarter net profit fell by 68% to 94 million euros ($102.1 million), the company said on Wednesday.last_img read more

  • Barca swoops for Nigerian whiz kid

    first_imgRelatedPosts Kluivert returns to Barca  Liverpool wants Karim Adeyemi  Ghana: Five coaches shortlisted for Black Stars job Barcelona are set “to make January swoop” for 17-year-old Salzburg wonderkid Karim Adeyemi to continue their youth revolution.The youngster, born in 2002, has scored five goals in nine Austrian second division games for the Salzburg side feeder club FC Liefering and has reportedly been personally requested by Patrick Kluivert, academy director of FC Barcelona.The German underage international, who has also assisted on four occasions, has been compared to current Blaugrana prospect Ansu Fati.Reports claimed that Barcelona have confirmed to them their interest in Adeyemi.They say the forward, who is of Nigerian origin, could cost nearly £7million after Salzburg already dished out £3 million to German club SpVgg Unterhaching to secure his services in 2018.The Catalan club view the sum as very high for a young teen but are convinced by his talents after Kluivert made club directors aware of him.Like Fati, he is a centre forward who can also play on the right and left, and has already impressed for Germany at under 16 and under 17 levels, scoring two times and three times respectively, in six and seven games.Despite playing for the feeder club, Adeyemi trains with the senior side before dropping back down to play in the second division.He would fit into the current “operacion futuro” – or operation future –  currently being undertaken at the Nou Camp.Ernesto Valverde has handed debuts to 14 La Masia graduates since taking over as first team coach in 2017 and has ramped up his renovation plan, partly due to injuries, this season.The former Bilbao boss has already deployed the likes of Ansu Fati, 16; Carles Perez, 21; Ronald Araujo, 19; and Jean-Clair Todibo, 19, this season – a clear statement of Barcelona’s intent to bring through top youth talents.Tags: Karim AdeyemiPatrick Kluivertlast_img read more

  • MBB : PARTY OF TWO: Joseph, Triche help SU snap 2-game losing streak against West Virginia

    first_img Published on February 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Seconds after storming off from his vehement 13-minute press conference, Jim Boeheim set up a foundation in the corner of the Syracuse locker room. After SU’s much-needed 63-52 win over West Virginia, Boeheim bolted to where his two most impassioned performers from the victory were located.Flanking Boeheim were Brandon Triche and Kris Joseph. The Orange wings were fresh off physically and mentally willing their team to victory, combining for 36 points.But after the near-perfect performance from Triche and an energetic game from Joseph, Boeheim sequestered Joseph for more feedback. To chip away at parts of his game still absent from Monday’s effort.Without those parts from Joseph, his energy and Triche’s strong play willed Syracuse to the win. With them, the Orange will eventually be right where Boeheim wants the team to be.‘The last game Brandon found it, and tonight it continued along that way,’ Boeheim said. ‘Kris is a key offensive guy for us. I don’t think he is playing to his potential yet. I think he is still — I don’t know what it is. I am not sure what it is. He is close. But he needs to play better for us.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBetter would trump their effort Monday, which prevented the Orange from losing four consecutive home games for the first time since 1962. They combined to shoot 54.5 percent from the field, their best percentage in 11 games.From the tip, Triche attacked a gritty West Virginia team. Six seconds after WVU’s Kevin Jones missed the first shot of the game, Triche flew down the court. He said he saw a Mountaineer defender back off and immediately entered his comfort zone: behind the 3-point line.Triche nailed the first three points of the game. Twenty-one seconds in, he fulfilled the role Boeheim wants from him. The role he didn’t fill when struggling to score in first halves all season: scorer.‘Being comfortable out there, that got me in a rhythm,’ Triche said. ‘My coaches have been telling me to start early, give us a lift.’A lift is exactly what Triche brought, as 17 more points on 7-of-12 overall shooting followed. The mentality carried over to defense as well.WVU’s Casey Mitchell proved to be another scorching first-half shooter against the Orange. Mitchell came off the bench to inject a feeling of ‘here we go again’ into the Carrier Dome crowd. Mitchell led the Mountaineers — who were only shooting 32 percent from deep on the year — to a 7-of-13 mark from behind the line in the first half, as well as a four-point lead.In the second half, though, the tide turned. Mitchell stayed hot, finishing with 23 points, but the rest of the Mountaineers failed to make a single 3.And then Joseph’s nine second-half points helped SU reclaim the lead from WVU. He hauled in five rebounds, attacked to earn trips to the line and shot 50 percent from the field. But he lapsed twice in defending Mitchell.Boeheim said he and his players realized that once the Mountaineers trailed, they would only look for Mitchell to bring them back with deep bombs. And after Joseph slipped up twice in the middle of the second half, Boeheim reamed into him.‘They were waiting the whole shot clock so (Mitchell) could find a place,’ Boeheim said. ‘Sometimes he moves around, Kris forgot and missed him in the corner.’So Boeheim chastised Joseph. First with diatribe: ‘Kris, don’t you see him coming?’ Then with a march to half court to meet with Joseph during a timeout. Joseph stared at his coach with little emotion both times. He knew he faltered after playing so well with Triche. But from there, he clamped down.‘The key was for Brandon and Kris on the defensive ends,’ SU point guard Scoop Jardine said.With his active defense late in the game, Triche made the plays Boeheim said Syracuse hadn’t been making. And after his shutting down of Mitchell, Joseph also made a play SU hadn’t been making.It was the play to seal the game. Was the emphatic dunk and punching of the ball to give SU a 61-52 lead with 3:35 left an exclamation point? A relief of frustration? Or maybe it was a launching point.Said Joseph: ‘(It was) adrenaline. It was a big play at that time.’[email protected]last_img read more

  • No guard of honour for Barca as they did not do one for us – Zidane

    first_img0Shares0000Zinedine Zidane has led Real Madrid into their third consecutive Champions League final © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANOMADRID, Spain, May 5 – Zinedine Zidane says Barcelona do not deserve a guard of honour before the Clasico on Sunday because they refused to give Real Madrid one for winning the Club World Cup.Barca host Real as La Liga and Copa del Rey champions but Zidane’s side will not perform a ‘pasillo’, the tradition of players applauding their opponents onto the pitch. Deportivo La Coruna made the gesture ahead of their game against Barca last weekend while Barca gave Real a guard of honour at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2008, after Los Blancos had already won the league.But Barcelona bucked the trend when the two teams met in December, opting against honouring Real’s success in the Club World Cup as Barca argued they had not taken part in the competition.“I’m not the one who decides,” Zidane said on Saturday. “After the Club World Cup, it wasn´t important for them to give us a guard of honour.“They said they weren’t in the competition, but that’s a lie, because you get into the Club World Cup through the Champions League.“They didn’t give us one, so what’s most important is respecting what they have done. They´ve won the double and I respect that, and I congratulate them on that.“But we’re not going to do something for them which they didn’t do for us.”Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said in December the ‘pasillo’ had “lost its original essence”, adding, “I would not do it and I would not want it to be done to me”.There is a sense in Spain the ceremony has become more about humiliating the defeated team, rather than congratulating the champions.Real may, however, choose to pay tribute to midfielder Andres Iniesta, who will be playing his last Clasico before he leaves Barcelona at the end of the season.“He is a player we admire, he’s not just any player,” Zidane said. “We will wave to him, congratulate him and wish him the best of luck for the future.”This meeting of La Liga´s two most glamorous clubs will have minimal affect on the table, given Barca are unassailable and Real, now concentrating on the Champions League final, are safe inside the top four.But Barca are four games away from finishing their first league season unbeaten while Real may be hoping to maintain momentum ahead of their showpiece clash against Liverpool.Zidane is still likely to rest Raphael Varane and Isco, who are struggling with calf and shoulder injuries respectively. Dani Carvajal also remains out with a hamstring problem.“Give up in the league? Under me it will not happen,” Zidane said.“We have to finish as high as possible and what matters most to me is to prepare for the Champions League final and that is done through our intensity in the matches. I’m convinced of that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more