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Superdrug tells thousands of customers to change passwords after cyber attack

By on September 4, 2021

whatsapp Superdrug tells thousands of customers to change passwords after cyber attack Thousands of Superdrug’s online customers have been targeted by cyber criminals who claim to have obtained their personal details.The company told customers to change their online passwords after hackers claimed to have stolen information on approximately 20,000 users, but the retailer said it has only seen evidence so far that 386 accounts have been hacked. Callum Keown Share I would be able to change my password but tried from 4 different devices and the website keeps giving me and internal server error. Not acceptable that I might have my details comprised and I can’t change my password.— Ellen Auckland (@EllenA1997) August 21, 2018Superdrug said it had informed the police as well as the UK’s national fraud and cyber-crime arm, Action Fraud, about the issue.The Information Commissioner’s Office said it was aware of the incident and would be making enquiries. Wednesday 22 August 2018 9:00 am whatsapp Names, addresses, and in some cases phone numbers and points balances may have been accessed but not payment card information.But some customers complained they couldn’t access the website to change their passwords as instructed.I requested a password reset and I haven’t had the email. I keep trying but nothing is coming through?— Jess (@jessgallery) August 21, 2018 In an email to customers, Superdrug said: “We were contacted by hackers who claimed they had obtained a number of our customers’ online shopping information.”There is no evidence that Superdrug’s systems have been compromised.”We believe the hacker obtained customers’ email addresses and passwords from other websites and then used those credentials to access accounts on our website,” Superdrug’s letter continued.The company has apologised to customers. read more

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It’s time epidemiological models faced the same scrutiny as banks

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first_imgFriday 7 August 2020 6:52 am Oonagh McDonaldOonagh McDonald is a consultant and the author of “Holding Bankers to Account” Once the dramatic figures in Ferguson’s worst-case scenario were released to the media, lockdown was the only politically viable solution. This release precluded any more considered response or examination of the resultant damage to so many people’s lives of a nationwide lockdown.   Its staff have to have all the relevant knowledge and skills, including understanding the business to which the models apply. The rules involve checking the plausibility of the model’s outputs, the quality of the databases and quality assurance of the computer code.  Just as banks are obliged to test their models frequently, so epidemiologists should be required to do the same (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: It’s time epidemiological models faced the same scrutiny as banks Just as banks are obliged to test their models frequently, so epidemiologists should be required to do the same (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Ferguson’s original model has never been released to the public. It has, however, been released to GitHub, the software development company owned by Microsoft, which describes its status as being in active development and subject to significant code changes to “enable modelling of different intervention scenarios and to improve performance”. In other words, it is by no means definitive, and there is significant room for improvement.  Show Comments ▼ After the global financial crisis of 2009, Basel, the international standard setting body for  banking regulation, conducted a thorough analysis of banks’ internal models.  Just as banks are obliged to test their models frequently, so epidemiologists should be required to do the same (POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: It’s time epidemiological models faced the same scrutiny as banks It does not stop there. Senior management must review the monthly stress testing of the models and take action to mitigate any risks arising from any vulnerabilities of the model which come to light. The decision to use or continue to use particular models has to be taken by the board. In addition, the models have to be validated by external auditors and the regulators. The models themselves may be open to criticism by academics and other experts in risk modelling.  It’s time epidemiological models faced the same scrutiny as banks It is clearly vital for banks to be obliged to meet stringent standards for their internal models, since they are fundamental to public policy and the functioning of the economy.  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout It’s true that academic and other institutions may not be able to set up the same kind of internal independent function that banks are obliged to establish. So instead, there should be an independent body, staffed not only by academics in the same discipline (given the dangers of group-think) but by specialists in a wider set of areas, including those with a broad knowledge and experience of  people’s living conditions and the economic implications of certain strategies.  Banks had been allowed considerable discretion in the way in which they modelled their risks to justify the amount of capital they should hold against them. Basel’s analysts found that the internal models were complex and opaque, with worryingly large variations in outcomes. A bank’s reported capital ratio could vary as much as 50 per cent for the same hypothetical portfolio. whatsappcenter_img Opinion Share Ferguson has provided some details of his model since his original document was released on 16 March. It was based on an undocumented 13-year-old computer code for a feared influenza pandemic. The simulation of social contact data was based on a model built in 2005 to see what would happen in Thailand if HSN1 avian flu mutated to a version that spread between people.  Just as banks are obliged to test their models frequently and to document fully any issues with a model, so epidemiologists should be required to do the same and update or reject a particular model. The UK’s Science and Technology Committee would do well to look at such checks and balances.  If the epidemiological models had been subject to such scrutiny, I have no doubt that we would have found other ways to protect those who were seriously at risk, and would not be in the situation we are in now, with so many lives destroyed and the economy at breaking point. Basel did not propose banning banks from using their own models to assess the amount of capital they should hold above the required minimum. They could continue to use them, but only if they set up a validation process which had to be entirely separate from the model developers and the commercial risk-taking functions.  Bankers and their regulators have had to learn the hard way. Their models are continually updated in the light of new data, and then considered in a wider context. When the decisions they make affect a country’s entire economy and every aspect of the lives of people living there, such analysis and inspection is essential. 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From all accounts, his modelling seems to have produced inaccurate results in the past, such as the predictions of 200 million deaths worldwide from Bird Flu in 2005 (when just 282 people died between 2003 and 2009).  Epidemiologists play a similarly significant role in the wellbeing of the nation, as we have seen since the start of the pandemic. As such, their models should be subject to similar rigorous scrutiny.  City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. whatsapp Main image credit: Getty All of this underlines the need for the independent scrutiny of models on which politicians depend to shape public policy in such difficult times. We need an independent commission reviewing the models, whose membership should include a broader range of experts such as engineers and risk officers from financial institutions, who understand that the misuse of a model can have serious and immediate repercussions.  last_img read more

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Card payments help Paypoint offset its drop in revenue

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first_imgPaypoint is now focusing on its retail partners through Paypoint One , with three quarters of its field sales team being redeployed to deliver training and “maximise the value of the technology in their stores”.   Its revenue from UK retail services fell 1.4 per cent to £10.6m, but increases in card payment transactions and service fees helped to offset the £0.4m hit from compensation paid to retail partners following an outage.  Also Read: Card payments help Paypoint offset its drop in revenue Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoBuzzdaily Winners3 Steps To Tell A Slot is Close To Hitting The JackpotBuzzdaily WinnersUndoBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItUndoMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comUndoExplored Planet30 Things Not To Do While Traveling InternationallyExplored PlanetUndoMoney PopThe Most Overpriced Vehicles On the Market Right NowMoney PopUndoQuizscape8 Out Of 10 Men Fails This Car Engine Quiz. Can You Pass It?QuizscapeUndoBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndo An increase in card payment transactions has helped Paypoint weather the Covid storm as it targets more retail partners amid the pandemic.  The firm said card payment and digital payment volumes are in line with its expectations and are expected to carry on performing strongly.  “ As we enter the final quarter, our underlying trading performance is at the higher end of our expectations for the year as a whole.” Angharad Carrick whatsapp Share “The business continues to show strong resilience and adaptability, delivering a robust performance, in line with expectations, despite increased restrictions in response to Covid-19,” chief executive Nick Wiles said.  Also Read: Card payments help Paypoint offset its drop in revenue The payments company delivered a resilient performance in the face of further lockdowns. Card payment volumes grew 46.2 per cent year-on-year to 49.7m transactions as it increased its network to 27,758. The FTSE-listed firm said there had been “minimal impact from ongoing Covid-19 restrictions”.  Card payments help Paypoint offset its drop in revenue Card transactions benefited from the increase in convenience store sales amid lockdown restrictions, with stores preferring to take payment by card. The average transaction value for the quarter increased from £11.91 to £12.41, helped by the increase in contactless limit to £45 alongside a higher average basket size.  Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Underlying group net revenue fell nearly 11 per cent to £24.5m in the third quarter following the end of its contract with British Gas.  Thursday 21 January 2021 7:58 am More From Our Partners Porsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comlast_img read more

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Dillingham cop fired at early Sunday morning

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first_imgPublic Safety | SouthwestDillingham cop fired at early Sunday morningMarch 8, 2016 by Dave Bendinger, KDLG Share:Dillingham Police hope the public will lead them to whoever fired at an officer during a brief car chase that ended near the landfill on Waskey Road early Sunday morning. Police describe the suspect as a thin male who was wearing white bunny boots, and the truck as an older model pickup, possibly a Dodge, with tinted windows. KDLG’s Dave Bendinger has more details.Officer Leighton Cox, a transfer from Hawaii who has been with DPD for a little less than a year, was attempting to pull over a truck near the intersection of Waskey and Wood River Roads at a little past 5:00 a.m. Sunday.“He was going to conduct a traffic stop on Waskey Road,” said Sgt. Rodney Etheridge, “and he turned on his overhead lights, and the vehicle that he was trying to stop, didn’t stop. [The truck] continued driving down Waskey Road, picked up speed, in excess of the speed limit. Eventually, it slowed down in front of the Landfill Road. Slowed down to kind of a rolling stop, two people jumped out, and one of them fired two shots at his vehicle.”Those two shots hit the hood of the police cruiser, right in line with the driver’s side. Neither the vehicle nor Officer Cox was harmed by what appeared to be small caliber rounds fired from about 60 yards away.The two individuals headed off through the woods to the north of Waskey, and the truck continued onto Lake Road and turned north. There was another on-duty officer who responded as backup. Police couldn’t find the two individuals on foot or the truck.By Monday afternoon, Etheridge said DPD did not have much information yet, but he anticipates they will track down their suspects.“I feel like the public isn’t going to stand for this to happen. This isn’t the type of the thing that we want to accept in our community,” he said. “Also, we know that there were other people involved in this incident that weren’t the shooter. If those people are listening … I’ll make sure that if you haven’t come forward by the time we find the shooter, you’re going to be in the same situation that he’s in. So, it’d be in their best interest to come forward.”It’s been quite some time since a DPD officer came under fire though several shootings at or towards VPSOs in the region have been reported more recently (including the murder of unarmed VPSO Tom Madole in Manokotak three years ago). Dillingham police wear bulletproof vests, but the vehicles offer no added protection. Police are at a disadvantage, said Sgt. Etheridge, when they are having to react in these unpredictable situations.“We’re all very vigilant and try to stay ready for that to happen, but you just don’t expect that people in our community are going to try to do that to us. It angers me that this happened, and we’re going to find out who this was,” he said.DPD is working with some information about the incident it has not released publicly, but Sgt. Etheridge said it will still probably take the public’s help to track the suspect(s).Again the shooter is suspect is described as a thin male about six feet tall, who was wearing white bunny boots, snow pants, and a dark colored jacket. The truck was described as a dark color older model full size, possibly a Dodge, with tinted windows. You can reach the Dillingham Police Dept. at 842-5354.Share this story:last_img read more

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Juneau’s shuttered Bergmann Hotel to be sold

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first_imgCommunity | Housing | JuneauJuneau’s shuttered Bergmann Hotel to be soldOctober 23, 2017 by Jacob Resneck, KTOO Share:An extension cord runs along a hallways in the basement of the Bergmann Hotel on Friday, March 10, 2017, in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)The owners of the derelict Bergmann Hotel say they intend to sell their downtown Juneau properties following a series of police raids and the FBI’s arrest of the hotel’s former manager on drug charges. The city condemned the 104-year-old tenement in March displacing about 50 tenants.City code enforcement officers documented widespread problems with the plumbing and heating system as well as fire code violations that led to the 46-room hotel being boarded up.The property is owned by Kathleen Barrett through a limited liability corporation called Breffni Place Properties.“The closure presented us with an opportunity to have the building vacant and do some necessary repairs,” David D’Amato, the LLC’s representative, told KTOO on Monday. “Once the repairs were done, it seemed to make very little sense to open it up to the broader, low-income community that didn’t really allow us to get much of the work done that we wanted to get done. We’re going to fix it up to the extend that it’d be attractive to a buyer and let it go.”Also being sold is a 0.11-acre vacant lot on Harris Street and a pair of cottages dating back to 1920. The two-unit property on Fourth Street was the site of a raid by Juneau police in August.The FBI arrested former Bergmann Hotel manager Charles Cotten Jr. last week following his indictment by a federal grand jury. He’s accused of distributing methamphetamine following the hotel’s closure.D’Amato said the asking price for the properties hasn’t been decided.He added that the properties will be initially offered for sale by owner.The Bergmann has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977.Share this story:last_img read more

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Assembly appropriation could save JDHS auto shop

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first_imgEducation | Juneau | Juneau SchoolsAssembly appropriation could save JDHS auto shopJune 27, 2018 by Adelyn Baxter, KTOO Share:Senior Dylan Rice adjusts a tire during an automotive class in the UAS Technical Education Center. (Photo by Adelyn Baxter/KTOO)Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2018/06/062818-shop-program-rdr.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The Juneau Assembly may rescue a high school auto shop program from cancellation.An ordinance appropriating $40,000 to fund Juneau-Douglas High School’s automotive program was introduced Monday and is headed for public hearing next month.The money would go toward renting space in the University of Alaska Southeast’s Technical Education Center across Egan Drive from the high school.For more than 30 years, the Juneau School District has shared space in the facility’s auto shop. About 80 high school students take part in the program each year.Facing budget constraints, the Board of Education did not approve funding for the program for next school year.The university offered to lower rent by reducing the amount of space the high school class used in the shop, but the district felt that would limit classes too much.A public hearing on the ordinance will be held July 23.Share this story:last_img read more

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January transfer window 2015: Tottenham have spent £50m more than Arsenal in winter windows

By on July 13, 2021

first_img whatsapp January spending over past 10 years Share whatsapp January spending over past 10 years Sunderland January spending over past 10 years January Transfer Window The Toffees smashed their transfer record in the summer with the £31m purchase of Romelu Lukaku. Yet both the player and the team have failed to progress as expected this season – Everton are currently positioned in the bottom half of the league. Chairman Bill Kenwright has been reticent to spend in January in the past, and may prove even more unwilling to do so after their biggest-ever outlay in the summer. Villa are unlikely to return to the high-spending approach that defined Lerner’s early years at the club, yet as the lowest scorers in the league so far this season, they may well be on the lookout for increased firepower up front. Just so long as it comes at a cheaper cost than Darren Bent. January spending over past 10 years Liverpool Since the January transfer window first came into effect in the Premier League in 2003, Tottenham have spent a total of £123.81m in 12 windows – over £50m more than Arsenal who have forked out £71.28m in the same period.Spurs’ average January spend stands at £10.3m while Arsenal’s is just £5.9m. The trend is the same for summer windows too, where Spurs have spent just shy of £460m in the past 10 years compared to Arsenal’s £343.6m.However, the noises coming from both managers suggest the two North London clubs will buck that trend this season. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino insists he is content with his current squad, while Arsenal’s under-fire manager Arsene Wenger says his club is looking to buy this month.The Frenchman’s biggest January splurge came almost a decade ago in 2006 when £23.2m bought him Theo Walcott, Emmanuel Adebayor, Carlos Vela and Abou Diaby. Jose Antonio Reyes, signed from Sevilla for £17.6m in 2004, is Arsenal’s biggest January window signing. Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp spent more on January transfers in just four windows than Arsenal have in 10. In the four winter windows he was present at White Hart Lane, Redknapp spent £55.96m on new players including Spurs’ three most lucrative January signings of all time – Robbie Keane for £14.7m, Jermain Defoe for £14.43m and Wilson Palacios for £13.2m. Swansea Danny Fox (2010) £1,850,000 Leon Cort (2010)£1,580,000 Charlie Austin (2011)£1,230,000 Andy Gray (2006)£968,000 Ade Akinbiyi (2007)£968,000 Yet that doesn’t mean big deals shouldn’t be expected this month. In the last two seasons over £100m has been spent in January. Furthermore, two of the 10 biggest January deals came last season (Nemanja Matic was a £22m buy for Chelsea, who sold Juan Mata to Manchester United for £39.4m), even after what was then the biggest summer window of all time. Top 5 January buys Top 5 January buys Since the departure of Tony Pulis and the arrival of Mark Hughes in the summer of 2013, Stoke’s transfer spending has become far more restrained than in their first few seasons in the Premier League. Don’t expect that to change much this month. The Potters have spent just £8.84m since Hughes has been in the dugout and have not traditionally been tempted into shopping sprees in January. Their biggest winter window signing came in their first season in the Premier League when James Beattie was bought for £3.52m. Luke Moore (2008) £3,300,000 Liam Ridgewell (2012)£2,110,000 Richard Chaplow (2005)£1,980,000 Nigel Quashie (2006)£1,580,000 Geoff Horsfield (2004)£1,320,000 January spending over past 10 years Luke Moore (2011) £880,000 David Cotterill (2010)£594,000 Ashley Williams (2008)£528,000 Nathan Dyer (2009)£528,000 Darryl Duffy (2007)£264,000 Aston Villa January spending over past 10 years Matthew Upson (2007) £11,090,000 Dean Ashton (2006)£9,580,000 Savio Nsereko (2009)£7,480,000 Luís Boa Morte (2007)£5,980,000 Calum Davenport (2007)£3,700,000 Swansea are the only Premier League club to have never spent more than £1m in the January window. Yet that hasn’t prevented them from finding exceptional value during the month. Ashley Williams and Nathan Dyer, players who have made 265 and 200 appearances respectively were signed for £528,000 each. January spending over past 10 years Stéphane Sessègnon (2011) £6,160,000 Andy Reid (2008)£5,280,000 Danny Graham (2013)£5,100,000 Alfred N’Diaye (2013)£4,140,000 Mart Poom (2003)£3,300,000 Top 5 January buys Andy Carroll (2011) £36,080,000 Luis Suárez (2011)£23,320,000 Daniel Sturridge (2013)£13,200,000 Martin Skrtel (2008)£8,800,000 Coutinho (2013)£8,800,000 Steve Howard (2008) £1,980,000 Chris Wood (2013)£1,080,000 Wes Morgan (2012)£990,000 Ben Marshall (2012)£968,000 Danny Drinkwater (2012)£792,000 January spending over past 10 years Top 5 January buys Chelsea Top 5 January buys The Magpies’ third-biggest January under the notoriously thrifty Mike Ashley actually came in the January transfer window (2012/2013) when then-manager Alan Pardew was allowed to spend around £20m to fix a severely depleted squad. With Newcastle currently sitting comfortable in mid-table, Pardew’s replacement is unlikely to be permitted such a big kitty this year. Fans will arguably be more concerned with holding onto Moussa Sissoko than any potential additions this January. January spending over past 10 years The biggest January spenders in Premier League history, Chelsea have spent a massive £271.54m since 2003. Some of those signings have been undoubted successes; David Luiz, Nemanja Matic, Branislav Ivanovic, and some high-profile failures; Scott Parker, Mohamed Salah and, of course, Fernando Torres. Chelsea usually spend biggest in January when they’ve not been at their best in the half of the season leading up to it. The Blues could do with another striker in the summer to replace the aging Drogba, but for now Jose Mourinho’s squad looks pretty well-stocked all over. Top 5 January buys More money was spent last summer than in any previous transfer window, as Premier League clubs splashed almost £1bn on new players ahead of the current season. Never before has so much been spent across a full season, never mind a single window. With more time to plot, plan and purchase during the summer, it should be no surprise that on average only 19 per cent of transfers take place during the January window. Newcastle United January spending over past 10 years Palace obliterated their January spending record last season, forking out £9.84m having only once before spent more than £1m in the window after years of dipping into and skirting around administration. New manager Alan Pardew will undoubtedly want a repeat this year, with Palace currently languishing in the relegation zone. Yet as the South London club have already spent around £2m to poach Pardew from Newcastle, he may not find he has too much to play with. Everton Fernando Torres (2011) £51,480,000 David Luiz (2011)£23,760,000 Nemanja Matic (2014)£22,000,000 Nicolas Anelka (2008)£15,840,000 Mohamed Salah (2014)£14,520,000 Tottenham have been the Premier League’s third-biggest spenders in January since the window first opened in 2003, having splashed out £123.81m in that time (£52m more than North London rivals Arsenal). Spurs’ most costly January came in 2009 – Harry Redknapp’s first season at the club – when £45m was spent on Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe, Wilson Palacios and Pascal Chimbonda. Southampton Hull have only spent three full seasons in the Premier League since 2003, yet have spent more in the January window (£31.3m to be precise) than some of clubs who have been in the top tier every season. In fact, of clubs not involved in European competition, only Southampton have spent more than Hull since they won promotion in 2013. Yet despite the £64.37m spent, the Tigers are currently only teetering above the relegation zone. Hull City Show Comments ▼ Jonathan Woodgate (2003) £11,880,000 Papiss Demba Cissé (2012)£10,560,000 Jean-Alain Boumsong (2005)£9,940,000 Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (2013)£7,040,000 Mathieu Debuchy (2013)£5,460,000 West Ham have spent a chunky £53.6m in the 12 January windows so far, although a large portion of that came in 2007 when then-owner Eggert Magnusson released £24.7m for new recruits in an ultimately successful bid to stave off relegation. Having already spent around £30m this summer, and with the team comfortably in the upper echelons of the table, a repeat of that is unlikely this January. January spending over past 10 years Since the January window of 2011, when Aston Villa made Darren Bent the club’s record purchase, American owner Randy Lerner has reined in the spending at Villa Park. Transfer Window History All data courtesy of transfermarkt.co.uk January spending over past 10 years After winning promotion last season, Leicester’s Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha said he wanted the Foxes to be a top five club within five years and was prepared to spend £180m to get there. Nigel Pearson will be hoping for an advance on some of that cash this January, with his side cut adrift at the foot of the table. Leicester spent just £12.24m to reinforce their squad in the summer. Two years ago QPR spent £22.44m in a desperate bid to secure survival in the Premier League. It didn’t work, and cost the club dearly after relegation to the Championship. Will chairman Tony Fernandes be so cavalier this January? He will likely be given a number of targets from manager Harry Redknapp, who has spent over £100m in January windows since they were introduced in 2003. January spending over past 10 years Stoke City Your Premier league team Click on your Premier League football team below for a round-up of their spending in the January transfer window Last season’s runners up spent a gargantuan £133m in the summer, yet have regressed since. The market nous of Brendan Rodgers and the club’s “transfer committee” has been criticised, with many of the new signings such as Dejan Lovren and Mario Balotelli having failed to improve the first team. The question this January is to what extent Rodgers and co will be entrusted to spend further in January in order to fix the team’s ailments. January spending over past 10 years Crystal Palace Joe Hall Burnley HOW MUCH IN £MILLION HAS BEEN SPENT IN THE LAST 12 YEARS? Top 5 January buys Top 5 January buys Top 5 January buys Juan Mata (2014) £39,360,000 Louis Saha (2004)£15,400,000 Wilfried Zaha (2013)£10,340,000 Nemanja Vidic (2006)£9,240,000 Patrice Evra (2006)£7,040,000 Top 5 January buys Now 12 years old, the January transfer window has evolved into one of the most important months in the football calendar, and the source of frenzied excitement for fans. Approximately £1.3bn has been spent in January windows by Premier League clubs since Fifa legislation shut off teams from buying new players from September to January and February to June. When once clubs could add new recruits at any stage during the season, they must now wait for their month-long Black Friday every January when players once again become available. James Beattie (2005) £7,920,000 Nikica Jelavic (2012)£5,810,000 Tim Howard (2007)£3,700,000 John Stones (2013)£3,080,000 Lee Carsley (2003)£2,510,000 Top 5 January buys Having moved ahead of North London rivals Arsenal in the Premier League last week, Tottenham Hotspur may look to consolidate their position by bringing in new recruits in this month’s January transfer window.After a relatively poor start in the league, Arsenal look to be more in need of reinforcements in midfield and defence, yet history suggests it is Spurs who are more likely to spend in January. Queens Park Rangers More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com Top 5 January buys Christopher Samba (2013) £13,200,000 Loïc Rémy (2013)£9,240,000 Bobby Zamora (2012)£5,100,000 Djibril Cissé (2012)£4,400,000 Nedum Onuoha (2012)£4,140,000 Tuesday 6 January 2015 1:01 pm January spending over past 10 years January spending over past 10 years Top 5 January buys January spending over past 10 years In their entire history, Burnley have spent £45m on transfers. Chelsea spent more than that on Fernando Torres in January 2011. So don’t expect too many explosive deals to emerge from Turf Moor this month. After winning promotion last season, the club decided to keep things low-key in the transfer market, limiting spending to under £10m. After a tricky opening spell, the club have now pulled themselves to within sight of an unlikely survival. Could the Clarets go for broke in January? United spent £170m this summer – more than any English club has ever spent in a single window. That followed United’s biggest January ever, when they made Juan Mata the second-biggest January signing in Premier League history with a £39m fee. After all that, they surely can’t be expecting to buy more players this month, can they? According to recent share prospectus issued by the Glazers, they may be planning to do just that. January spending over past 10 years Top 5 January buys James Beattie (2009) £3,520,000 Jack Butland (2013)£3,340,000 Asmir Begovic (2010)£3,300,000 Brek Shea (2013)£2,640,000 Matthew Etherington (2009)£2,640,000 The Saints’ biggest January outlay came in the first ever window in 2003, when £5.28m was forked out on Danny Higginbotham and David Prutton. The club has not topped that since, but may be tempted into bringing extra bodies into a stretched squad that may find it hard to maintain the form from the first half of the season in the new year. January spending over past 10 years Manchester City Find my team West Brom Robbie Keane (2009) £14,700,000 Jermain Defoe (2009)£14,430,000 Wilson Palacios (2009)£13,200,000 Alan Hutton (2008)£11,440,000 Jonathan Woodgate (2008)£9,500,000 Tottenham Hotspur Wayne Hennessey (2014) £3,210,000 Joe Ledley (2014)£3,080,000 Jason Puncheon (2014)£1,940,000 Scott Dann (2014)£1,610,000 Paul Ifill (2007)£990,000 Top 5 January buys In the last three seasons, City have spent just £2.9m in the January window. After making big purchases every summer, the club has rarely looked in need of reinforcements come the midpoint in the season. The Premier League holders’ most expensive January actually came back in 2009, when £45m was spent on players such as Craig Bellamy, Wayne Bridge and Shay Given. The calibre of City’s transfer targets have improved a bit since. José Antonio Reyes (2004) £17,600,000 Andrey Arshavin (2009)£14,520,000 – Theo Walcott (2006)£9,240,000 Nacho Monreal (2013)£8,800,000 Emmanuel Adebayor (2006)£8,800,000 Top 5 January buys Edin Dzeko (2011) £32,560,000 Nigel de Jong (2009)£15,840,000 Craig Bellamy (2009)£13,640,000 Wayne Bridge (2009)£11,440,000 Robbie Fowler (2003)£8,620,000 David Prutton (2003) £3,300,000 Vegard Forren (2013)£3,080,000 Nigel Quashie (2005)£2,770,000 Grzegorz Rasiak (2006)£2,640,000 Danny Higginbotham (2003)£1,980,000 Manager Gus Poyet will surely want to improve the players at his disposal ahead of what looks to be another battle with relegation. Yet the club has often struggled to find value in this window. Over £40m has been spent yet few players, with the exception of record January signing Stephane Sessegnon, have made a prolonged impact. Shane Long (2014) £7,480,000 Nikica Jelavic (2014)£6,860,000 Jimmy Bullard (2009)£4,660,000 Robbie Brady (2013)£2,200,000 Kamil Zayatte (2009)£2,200,000 TOP 5 SPENDING CLUBS IN JANUARY Leicester City The Facts and Figures Not a fan of the January window, Arsene Wenger has often been more reluctant to spend as much as his contemporaries in the period. Since the window came into existence, seven clubs have spent more in January than the Gunners. Perhaps it’s no wonder Wenger is cautious in the market at this time of year. His two biggest January window signings – Jose Antonio Reyes and Andrey Arshavin – enjoyed patchy Arsenal careers at best. Arsenal have already spent around £90m this season – their biggest transfer outlay ever – but as they still look in need of reinforcements at the base of midfield and in defence, Wenger may feel the need to increase that total during the window. Top 5 January buys West Ham United Darren Bent (2011) £18,920,000 Ashley Young (2007)£11,620,000 Jean II Makoun (2011)£5,460,000 Emile Heskey (2009)£3,260,000 Eric Djemba-Djemba (2005)£2,240,000 Top 5 January buys Manchester United Top 5 January buys Top 5 January buys January spending over past 10 years Not often tempted into a big January shop, the Baggies have spent just £12m in the window since it opened – less than they spent this summer alone. New boss Tony Pulis may want to change that as he looks to lift West Brom away from relegation trouble. The former Stoke manager has spent over £27m in January windows at Stoke and Crystal Palace. Explore our interactive below to see how much each Premier League club has spent in January windows over the years. Tags: January transfer window January transfer window 2015: Tottenham have spent £50m more than Arsenal in winter windows Arsenal last_img read more

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Pinterest’s latest funding round means it’s now valued at $11bn

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first_imgWho knew pictures of wedding dresses and make-up tips could be such big business? Pinterest has just announced that it’s raised $367m (£248m), which values it at a whopping $11bn.But that’s not all: the site, which allows its users to create and share “boards” full of images from around the web, hasn’t completed this funding round yet – it’s open to raising another $208m.  Pinterest has now raised more than $1bn during its seven founds of funding, including a $200m round it completed last May.According to a report by tech blog TechCrunch, the site will use the cash to “fuel international expansion”.That $11bn valuation means Pinterest now ranks alongside Xiaomi, Uber and Dropbox as one of the most valuable venture-backed startups in the world.  Pinterest’s latest funding round means it’s now valued at $11bn Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.comTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBall whatsappcenter_img Tuesday 17 March 2015 5:26 am Emma Haslett Share whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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News / Delay alert with feeder lines in ‘radical’ new year container handling shake-up

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first_img Unifeeder is preparing to charge its customers a fee for lashing and unlashing containers on its vessels from 1 January.In compliance with the new “Dockers Clause”, which comes into force on the same date, Unifeeder and its peers operating in North Europe, the Baltic Sea and Canadian waters will no longer be able to use ships’ crews for unlashing and securing containers, but must hire a shore-based lashing gang to do the job.Currently it is common practice for feeder vessel charter parties to include a provision that, subject to the constraints of the port, ships’ crews are required to perform lashing and securing services during the hire period.The unlashing of containers on the deck of a feeder ship after a berth becomes available greatly assists in the quick discharge of the vessel.However, from 2020, operators and port agents will need a lashing gang that will be unable to board until the vessel is secured alongside. Box terminal operators are particularly concerned that the new regulation will lead to delays in feeder ship operations and subsequent congestion on the terminal.One UK port source told The Loadstar today: “If we have to wait for a lashing gang to show up before we can start pulling the boxes off, it will slow us right down.“And if they turn up late, or are stuck on another vessel, we may need to kick the feeder off the berth, causing a major headache for the planners,” he warned.In June, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) urged companies to “ensure that they are in full compliance with the upcoming changes to the terms and conditions which will affect ships’ cargo handling operations in ports”.The ITF acknowledged that, on reaching a settlement in February 2018, the parties to the IBF (a collective bargaining group formed from maritime unions and maritime employers) considered that the “Dockers Clause” might require “substantial change to arrangements with stevedoring companies, charterers and other third parties”, which it said was the reason for the grace period.The ITF said: “The amended ‘Dockers Clause’ lays out procedures for loading and unloading operations in port which better safeguard the ship’s crew and the dockers’ right to do the work.”Meanwhile, Unifeeder said it would initially charge boxes booked on liner terms an additional €7 per container per terminal, but for its deepsea carrier customers, where the terms are usually FIOS (free in and out stowed), it has urged them to “ensure that their stevedoring agreements make provision for lashing charges ex/to a feeder vessel”.The carrier added: “This new practice is a radical change to functions that have been unchanged in Europe for the last 40 years. We will, during the month of April, make a review of the actual costs charged to Unifeeder during Q1 and we will adjust … accordingly.” By Mike Wackett 16/12/2019last_img read more

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PM Says IMF Only Becomes an Option, If Balance of Payment Deteriorates

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first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding says that Jamaica will only contemplate resuming a borrowing relationship with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), if the country faces significant deterioration in its balance of payment.But Mr. Golding, speaking in the Budget Debate at Gordon House today (May 5), assured Parliament that the Government was prepared to engage the Opposition in looking at options, should the need arise.“I have instructed the Minister of Finance, the Governor of the Bank of Jamaica and all the Government’s technical officers to make themselves available for such discussions,” he told the House of Representatives.“I suggest, respectfully, that it is not in the country’s interest to make this a political cause celebre. With the freezing of the capital markets, the significant fallout in bauxite/alumina which accounts for almost 60% of our total export earnings, the decline in remittances and capital flows, we could find ourselves having to draw down on the reserves beyond the margin of safety. We are prepared to discuss all these issues with the Opposition. The country’s interests are at stake,” he added.Mr. Golding also welcomed the support of the business sector, stating that partnership with the private sector was vital, if the country is to improve its business environment.“We have established a consultative body, the Partnership for Transformation, which has identified a range of key issues and the policy actions required to address them. We have achieved some of the targets. Some others and their timelines have been affected by the impact of the global crisis, but our vision remains clear and our commitment is strong,” he said.He recalled that the Government has engaged the private sector, trade unions and the Opposition in consultations toward a Social Partnership, recognising the critical role that each has to play in moving the country forward and in building a consensus around strategic objectives.“That consensus is needed now more than ever before. None of us can make it on our own. We can’t go forward without you. You won’t reach anywhere without us. We have to make the journey together,” the Prime Minister said.“There are differences that must be ironed out and trust that must be built. It is a call to leadership. We must surround the wagon; we must get it fixed so that we can set out on our journey,” he noted.He said that the Government will be undertaking a “careful” review of the existing range of incentives, to determine their effectiveness.Many of them were instituted more than 40 years ago in a completely different era and environment, Mr. Golding said.“For example, the distinction between export and domestic industries may have been appropriate at a time when we were a closed economy, domestic industries had a captive market and it was exporters who had to contend with competition in overseas markets. In a liberalised economy, that distinction virtually disappears since domestic industries are faced with foreign competition in the domestic market,” he explained.“A dollar earned is as valuable as a dollar saved. Domestic industries may not earn foreign exchange but, if they don’t produce what they produce, we would have to find the foreign exchange to import it,” he pointed out.Mr. Golding said that the Minister of Finance, along with the Ministers of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Tourism and Agriculture will lead that review and engage all the stakeholders in consultations. RelatedPM Says IMF Only Becomes an Option, If Balance of Payment Deteriorates RelatedPM Says IMF Only Becomes an Option, If Balance of Payment Deteriorates RelatedPM Says IMF Only Becomes an Option, If Balance of Payment Deterioratescenter_img PM Says IMF Only Becomes an Option, If Balance of Payment Deteriorates Finance & Public ServiceMay 5, 2009 Advertisementslast_img read more

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