Premium / Supply chain radar: FedEx’s breaking bad moment

first_img LOGIN Please either REGISTER or login below to continue << Go back Premium subscriber LOGIN Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Forgotten your password? Please click here The interim results of FedEx (FDX), which reported after the bell on Tuesday, confirmed what we knew already: it’s bad out there.Just how bad, though?Daily chats Squeezed between more expensive growth and a slew of other competitive hurdles, FedEx’s easier choice is to cut costs (which it is doing) while placing less emphasis, in my view, on unadjusted non-GAAP numbers, while perhaps also ditching guidance, which was heavily cut this week.Talking of FedEx expectations and non-GAAP figures, I had a conversation earlier this week ... Password* Reset By Alessandro Pasetti 19/12/2018 Please Login New Premium subscriber REGISTER Reset Your Password Email* Email*last_img read more

Small US-based plane crashes in Caribbean Sea

first_img Share (Photo:, St Maarten (AP) — Authorities searched the Caribbean Sea off Dutch St Maarten on Thursday for one of two pilots from a small cargo plane operated by a US company that crashed shortly after takeoff.The body of the other pilot was recovered after the plane crashed Wednesday evening about 3 miles (5 kilometres) from the runway in St Maarten, said Wendell Thode, an official with the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard, which was coordinating search efforts that included Dutch Marines, volunteers and French authorities.The cause of the crash is unknown.St Maarten is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and shares an island with French St Martin.The Skyway Enterprises twin-engine SH36 aircraft was en route to Puerto Rico at the time of the crash. Skyway Enterprises, based in Kissimmee, Florida, was operating under contract with FedEx. 419 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img NewsRegional Small US-based plane crashes in Caribbean Sea by: – October 30, 2014 Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

WATCH: When a young goalie’s save isn’t quite a save!

first_imgIt’s not just the stars of the soccer world that have their embarrassing moments on the field magnified.Even from a young age, aspiring players are hardened by the school of slip-ups.Watch this classic clip from a match in Britain, where a young goalkeeper’s initial “fine save” eventually matters little… For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img

Phoenix’s quest for Croatia

first_imgBerwick College youngster Phoenix Windsor is an ambitious young man with a serious love for basketball. The 13-year-old’s talents have…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Nick Creely last_img

BC Hockey mandates full face protection for Junior B players starting in 2018-19 season

first_imgThe rule change followed 2017 Hockey Canada Winter Congress, where Hockey Canada Director, Insurance and Risk Management, Todd Jackson, reported on dental injuries. Data from the report said with respect to facial and dental injuries while wearing half visors compared to full face is staggering.From 2010 – 2015, over 370 dental injuries with players wearing half visors were reported to Hockey Canada as compared to eight for those who wore full face protection.  During the same time period, the overall cost of dental claims were significantly lower in the full face category; $287,775 versus $7,548.Junior B teams will see a 71 per cent reduction in major medical and dental premiums under the Hockey Canada Insurance Program (down 35 dollars to 10 dollars per player) with the move to full face protection.Currently, approximately five per cent of Junior A players playing in the BC Hockey League (BCHL) wear full face protection.BC Hockey will continue to work with the BCHL and the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) to ensure the safety of our players is a priority,This season, the VIJHL Peninsula Panthers have successfully implemented full face protection, the first Junior team in BC to make the change voluntarily. The Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) also applied full face protection for Junior A and Junior B teams the and it is also required through all minor hockey in Canada and NCAA university hockey.  Members of Team Canada at the under 18 level and below are required to wear full face protection. BC Hockey Junior B players who affiliate with Junior A teams will be required to wear full face during their play at that level.For more information about BC Hockey, please visit the BC Hockey website at or email [email protected] or follow along through social media at,, or Junior B Hockey in BC is going the way of leagues south of the 49th parallel after BC Hockey announced its implementing face protection for is Junior B players starting for the 2018 – 2019 season.The decision was made in a media release Tuesday by BC Hockey.“BC Hockey is proud to be recognized as a leader in risk management initiatives, and player safety is at the forefront of our program planning,” commented BC Hockey Chief Executive Officer, Barry Petrachenko in the media release. “Our game is faster than it has ever been, and as a result we face increased challenges and responsibilities relative to safety. We are confident that through this initiative facial and dental injuries will be greatly reduced.”The decision affects the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL), Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL) and the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) and the two BC teams participating in the North West Junior Hockey League (Fort St. John Huskies and Dawson Creek Junior Canucks).The KIJHL has teams in Nelson, Castlegar, Beaver Valley and Grand Forks.“This decision is part of BC Hockey’s mandate to provide a safe environment for our players to develop,” said BC Hockey Junior Coordinator, Phil Iddon. “Players can play more confidently without fear of facial or dental injury as a result of a play.  This is a big and positive step for BC Hockey, the game and player safety.”last_img read more

Women’s Basketball: Feb. 15 Scoreboard

first_imgNorthwestern State upset first-place Lamar Saturday afternoon to highlight Southland women’s basketball action. The Lady Demons were led by Keisha Lee and Trudy Armstead, both of whom scored game highs of 17 points. In other league action, Central Arkansas edged Houston Baptist to reclaim sole possession of first place, Stephen F. Austin downed Sam Houston State, Southeastern Louisiana beat Nicholls and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi handed Oral Roberts its 13th road loss of the season.Northwestern State 67, Lamar 60BEAUMONT, Texas – The Northwestern State women’s basketball team picked up a big 67-60 win over Lamar Saturday on the backs of 17 points from Turdy Armstead and Keisha Lee and 48 percent shooting from the Lady Demons in Southland Conference action at the Montagne Center.  |  Read More  |  Lamar RecapStephen F. Austin 58, Sam Houston State 52HUNTSVILLE, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks bounced back from a loss earlier in the week to defeat in-state rival Sam Houston State 58-52 on Saturday afternoon. It was a total team effort in the victory as three different Ladyjacks scored in double digits, and SFA was able to force the Bearkats into more turnovers en route to the victory.  |  Read More  |  Sam Houston RecapCentral Arkansas 57, Houston Baptist 55HOUSTON, Texas – On Thursday, Central Arkansas gave up a basket with two seconds left that cost them a game at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. On Saturday, the Sugar Bears’ fortunes were reversed as Courtney Duever scored the go-ahead basket with three seconds to go, and the Sugar Bears got one final stop on the defensive end to escape Houston Baptist with a 57-55 win.  |  Read More  |  HBU RecapSoutheastern Louisiana 68, Nicholls 66HAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana sophomore forward Nanna Pool hit the game-winning layup with 1.8 seconds remaining to send the Lady Lions to a huge 68-66 Southland Conference victory over Nicholls State in league women’s basketball action Saturday afternoon in the University Center.  |  Read More  |  Nicholls RecapTexas A&M-Corpus Christi 61, Oral Roberts 53CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Texas A&M–Corpus Christi women’s basketball team extended its win streak to a season-high four games, as the Islanders (14-11, 7-7 Southland) beat Oral Roberts (7-16, 6-7) for the second time this season with a 61-53 victory at the American Bank Center on Saturday.  |  Read More  |  ORU Recaplast_img read more

Benazir Bhutto shot as she waves to supporters

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonA deeply polarizing figure, Bhutto spent 30 years navigating the turbulent and often violent world of Pakistani politics, becoming in 1988 the first woman to lead a modern Muslim country. She had narrowly escaped an assassination attempt upon her return to Pakistan two months ago. Her death now presents President Pervez Musharraf with one of the most potent crises of his turbulent eight years in power, and Bush administration officials with a new challenge in their efforts to stabilize a front-line state – home to both al-Qaida and nuclear arms – in their fight against terrorism. Hallmarks of al-Qaida The attack bore hallmarks of the al-Qaida-linked militants in Pakistan. But witnesses described a sniper firing from a nearby building, raising questions about how well the government had protected her in a usually well-guarded garrison town and fueling speculation that government sympathizers had played a part. On Thursday evening, officials from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin to local law enforcement agencies informing them about posts on some Islamic Web sites saying that al-Qaida was claiming responsibility for the attack, and that the plot was orchestrated by Ayman al-Zawahri, the group’s second-ranking official. One counterterrorism official in Washington said the bulletin neither confirmed nor discredited these claims. The official said American intelligence agencies had yet to come to any firm judgments about who was responsible for Bhutto’s death. RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistani opposition leader and twice-serving prime minister, was assassinated Thursday evening as she left a political rally here, a scene of fiery carnage that plunged Pakistan deeper into political turmoil and ignited widespread violence by her enraged supporters. Bhutto, 54, was shot in the neck or head, according to differing accounts, as she stood in the open sunroof of a car and waved to crowds. Seconds later a suicide attacker detonated his bomb, damaging one of the cars in her motorcade, killing more than 20 people and wounding 50, the Interior Ministry said. News of her death sent angry protesters swarming the emergency ward of the nearby hospital, where doctors declared Bhutto dead at 6:16 p.m. Supporters later jostled to carry her bare wooden coffin as it began its journey to her hometown of Larkana, in southern Pakistan, for burial. In Karachi and other cities, frenzied crowds vented their rage, blocking the streets, burning tires and throwing stones. The death of Bhutto, leader of Pakistan’s largest political party, throws Pakistan’s politics into disarray less than two weeks before parliamentary elections scheduled for Jan. 8 and just weeks after a state of emergency was lifted. There was immediate speculation that elections would be postponed and another state of emergency declared. As world leaders lined up to express outrage at the killing of arguably Pakistan’s most pro-Western political figure, a grim-faced President Bush said the best way to honor her would be “by continuing with the democratic process for which she so bravely gave her life.” Speaking to reporters while vacationing at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, Bush blamed Bhutto’s death on “murderous extremists who are trying to undermine Pakistan’s democracy.” He telephoned Musharraf on Thursday afternoon. Musharraf went on national television Thursday evening, describing the killing as “a great national tragedy” and announcing a three-day national mourning. He called it a terrorist attack and vowed to continue to fight to root out the terrorists. “I appeal to the nation to remain peaceful and show restraint,” he said. Despite the president’s appeal, politicians and government officials said they feared more violence in the coming days from those protesting her death, but also from militants who would try to take advantage of the uncertain situation. One former government minister said the backlash against Musharraf could make his position untenable. “Musharraf will not be able to control the situation now,” he said. Before her return in October, Bhutto had spent nearly eight years in self-imposed exile to avoid corruption charges stemming from her time as prime minister in the 1990s. Her return had been promoted by Washington as part of an agreement to share power with Musharraf and rescue his increasingly unpopular government by giving it a more democratic face. Leading contender She was a leading contender for prime minister in the Jan. 8 elections, campaigning as an advocate for Pakistan’s return to party politics after eight years of military rule under Musharraf, who relinquished his military post only this month. She also presented herself as the candidate who could best combat growing militancy in Pakistan. Her comments condemning militancy and suicide bombing had made her a target of al-Qaida-linked militants in Pakistan. Her homecoming procession in Karachi was attacked by two bomb blasts that killed 150 supporters and narrowly missed killing her. Much of the rage over her death is nonetheless likely to be directed at Musharraf, who kept her out of power for more than eight years. The country’s other main opposition leader, another former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, announced Thursday evening that he was pulling his party out of the elections. “This is a tragedy for her party, and a tragedy for our party and the entire nation,” Sharif said as he visited the hospital on hearing the news of her death. Elections likely postponed Tauqir Zia, a retired general who recently joined Bhutto’s party, the Pakistan People’s Party, said it seemed that elections were unlikely to go ahead now in any case. “PPP is now in turmoil for the time being,” he said. “It has to find a new leadership.” Other officials and politicians said they, too, thought elections would have to be postponed. “This is going to lead to chaos and turmoil,” said the former interior minister, Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, who was nearly killed five days ago in a suicide bombing at a mosque in his home village. There were differing accounts of the attack. Zamrud Khan, a member of her party, said Bhutto was shot in the head from gunfire that originated from behind her car in a building nearby. Seconds later a suicide bomber detonated his bomb, damaging one of the cars in her motorcade and killing some 15 people on the ground, Khan said. The Interior Ministry spokesman quoted by the state news agency, The Associated Press of Pakistan, said the suicide bomber first fired on Bhutto and then blew himself up. Amid the confusion after the explosion, the site was littered with pools of blood. Shoes and caps of party workers were lying on the asphalt. More than a dozen ambulances pushed through crowds of dazed and wounded people at the scene. Witnesses described hearing firing barely a minute before the loud explosion. Sajid Hussain, who had a shrapnel wound on his left hand, said he heard at least three shots fired. “Then there was a big explosion, the earth seemed to tremble, I fell down. And everything was covered in black smoke.” Dr. Mohamed Mussadik, a top surgeon who attended to Bhutto at the hospital, said she was clinically dead on arrival and that the bullet wound was in the head, according to Athar Minallah, a lawyer who served in the Musharraf government but who has since helped lead the movement against him. Apparently no autopsy was done, because police did not request one, Dawn TV reported. Lawyers calling for an international neutral investigation are raising questions about the speed with which Bhutto’s body was moved. The body arrived in her southern home province of Sindh before dawn, party officials told Agence-France Presse.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

The Dark Side Looks Cool with These New Star Wars Baseball Hats

first_imgShare This!With the opening of Rise of the Resistance, many of us are feeling a swell of pride for the Resistance and the light side of the Force. But, if you prefer the dark side, there is a new hope for you. Three new baseball caps landed at Mouse Gear in Epcot, each one sporting a sharp look for the dark side.Darth Vader and Luke battle trucker-style cap $27.99Darth Vader Walt Disney World baseball cap $24.99Stormtooper baseball cap $29.99Star Wars baseball hatsStar Wars baseball hatsStar Wars baseball hats – lightsaber battleStar Wars baseball hats – lightsaber battleStar Wars baseball hats – Darth VaderStar Wars baseball hats – StormtrooperStar Wars baseball hats – StormtrooperStar Wars baseball hats – StormtrooperThe Darth Vader cap has “Walt Disney World” embroidered on the back, with the Galactic Empire emblem on the underside of the bill. The Stormtrooper cap does not have anything embroidered on the back, but has the First Order emblem on the left side and the word “Stormtrooper” on the underside of the bill.Are any of these caps enough to make you show some love for the dark side?last_img read more

FCBESCOLA sets up its first Indian centre in Gurgaon

first_imgthe National Capital Region will soon get a dash of Blaugrana football as FCBESCOLA, official football school of Barcelona, is setting up its first Indian centre in Heritage School, Gurgaon, by year-end.The school, which has tied up with an Indian sports management company – Conscient Football, is planning to expand to other cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Goa.”We had organised a couple of camps last year. We will set up a school and it will take some time for the results to show. We are aware that some other clubs had come here and took many initiatives, but didn’t deliver the way they had promised. But we are here for the long haul and aim to spread Barcelona’s philosophy among the young footballers,” said Xevi Mercia, director of FCBESCOLA said in New Delhi on Wednesday.The players will be in the age group of 6-14. Antonia Claveria, who has been appointed as the coach of the project, said he would try to teach the club’s tikitaka style of football to the kids.”I was here for the inaugural camp in December last year and the response was very good. Irrespective of the ground quality and other issues, I will try my best to ensure the kids get the basic skills right and emerge as quality footballers,” he said.last_img read more

Video: Young Tar Heels Fan Mimics UNC’s Starters In Ridiculously Cute Pregame Ritual

first_imgClose-up view of North Carolina player's sneakers.GREENVILLE, SC – MARCH 17: A detailed shot of shoes worn by a North Carolina Tar Heels player are seen in the first half against the Texas Southern Tigers during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on March 17, 2017 in Greenville, South Carolina. The North Carolina Tar Heels won 103-64. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)North Carolina basketball fans are among some of the most passionate in the sport. Tuesday night, we got a look at perhaps the most dedicated Tar Heels supporter of all. A woman named Amy Howe Hoots posted a Facebook video of (presumably) her son’s pregame ritual for UNC home games. The young man, mimicking North Carolina’s starting five, rips off his warmup shirt to reveal a game jersey after listening to the national anthem. It’s fantastic – check it out: Post by Amy Howe Hoots.If this kid is any good at basketball, we’re pretty sure we know where he’ll wind up playing in college.[Barstool U]last_img read more