Woolies wins global responsibility award

first_img26 September 2012South African retail group Woolworths was named the 2012 international “responsible retailer of the year” alongside joint British winner Marks & Spencer at the World Retail Congress in London last week.It is the third consecutive time Woolworths has received the award.“Woolworths was shortlisted in recognition of our commitment to our sustainability programme that we call our good business journey through all facets of the business,” the retailer said in a statement.“It recognises our ongoing commitment to improving the lives of people and doing our best to protect the planet.”Four other retailers were shortlisted with Woolworths and Marks & Spencer. These were: Pick n Pay, Coop Switzerland, The Co-operative in the United Kingdom, and Turkcell Iletisim A.S. from Turkey.“This award honours our customers, shareholders, suppliers and employees who understand that our country’s future growth depends on all of us doing our bit to contribute to a better environment and society that we all share,” said Woolworths good business journey manager Justin Smith.South Africa ‘on global retail map’“It indicates yet again that South Africa is on the global retail map and is competing successfully with the best on a consistent basis.”Woolworths’ 2015 good business journey programme focuses on six areas: sustainable farming, protecting water supplies, reducing energy use, improving waste management, making a contribution to social development and supporting transformation initiatives.It is one of only five South African companies – and the country’s only retailer – to be included on the world’s most respected sustainability index, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).The DJSI was launched in 1999 and is the first global index to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies around the world.Woolworths was also named as one of the 16 sustainability champions in the developing world by the World Economic Forum, as well as being listed as one of the 10 most innovative companies in South Africa by Forbes Magazine in July this year.It was also included in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) index for 2011/12 and was named as one of the index’s best performers.“Our philosophy is that the true sustainability of a company is reliant on its continuous good performance, as well as a sustainable society and environment,” Woolworths chief executive officer, Ian Moir, said in the company’s 2012 good business journey report.“We have seen over and over again that our focus on social and environmental issues drives innovation and operational efficiencies in our business.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Can IoT-assisted asset tracking save shippers trillions?

first_imgHow IoT Will Transform Cold Chain Logistics For… Tags:#Cisco#DHL#IIoT#IoT#logistics#shipping The Ultimate Checklist on Ways to Prevent IoT D… 5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruption Global supply chains are undergoing a massive Internet of Things (IoT) transformation that will generate huge economic value.A new report by Business Insider says that new connected technology will unlock $1.9 trillion, citing estimates by Cisco Systems and logistics giant DHL.Specifically, it is the advent of IoT devices and related asset tracking solutions that will spark a seismic shift in global supply chains.IoT-powered asset tracking technology stands to generate massive value for the logistics sector because of its sheer versatility.Among the many benefits for companies, the connected tracking tech creates cost savings at almost every stage in global supply chains. Such phases where IoT is saving money include extraction, production, storage, transportation and the ultimate delivery to the client.As well, new asset tracking technology will improve compliance reporting and unlock new revenue-generating opportunities in the logistics sector.Yet it’s not just the hardware sensors that is transforming the industry, but the data these sensors are producing. More importantly, it’s the valuable insight that logistics and supply chain operators can glean from this new torrent of data.“Analyzing real-time tracking data for operational insights can deliver a wide range of benefits including decreased fuel and storage costs, the automation of inventory-related tasks to free up employees for more valuable assignments, improved compliance reporting, and new revenue opportunities,” said the Business Insider report.Logistics firms need major upgradesResearchers found that the advent of IoT-powered asset tracking is prompting logistics companies to undergo major technology upgrades.“Legacy asset tracking technologies like barcode scanners are gradually being replaced with newer internet-connected tracking solutions that provide real-time tracking data, as well as other information on the condition of goods in transit,” said the report.“Asset tracking solutions allow companies to completely overhaul their supply chain and logistics operations so they can deliver more goods faster and more cheaply.”The report says that the leading sectors adopting the new asset tracking technology include: manufacturing, agriculture, retail and oil and gas.center_img Donal Power Related Posts Electronic Design is Utilizing AI-Enabled Solu…last_img read more

Policeman injured as militants attack J&K Minister’s Abdrabi’s home

first_imgSuspected militants on Sunday night attacked the ancestral residence of Jammu and Kashmir Minister Farooq Abdrabi in South Kashmir’s Anantnag District, injuring a policeman.The attack was on the residence of Mr. Abdrabi, Minister of State for Hajj and Waqf, at Dooru in Anantnag District and injured a policeman, a police official said.He said the injured policeman was taken to a hospital here for treatment. Further details on the incident are awaited.last_img

Baig to mount PDP defence of Art. 35A

first_imgThe Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday said senior leader and MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig and party counsel will fight the legal challenge to the validity of Article 35A in the Supreme Court on the next date of hearing.“Veteran PDP leader and MP from Baramulla, Muzaffar Hussain Baig, along with party’s legal counsel will fight the assault being launched against the State’s special position in the Supreme Court of India and will remain present in the court on next hearing slated to be held on August 27,” Peoples Democratic Party chief spokesman Rafi Mir said on Wednesday.Mr. Baig, an alumni of Harvard Law School, served as the advocate-general of Jammu and Kashmir from 1987-89 before joining politics.Mr. Mir said PDP president Mehbooba Mufti held a detailed meeting with party’s top leadership over the present political situation and measures needed to be taken to defend Article 35A in the apex court. “It was unanimously agreed during the meeting that the special position accorded to the State of Jammu and Kashmir by the Constitution of India needs to be protected on all fronts and that the party will remain in the forefront to defend it in the Supreme Court,” He said.Top lawyers Mr. Mir said it was highlighted how the PDP while being part of the coalition with the BJP took “drastic and vital measures” for the defence of Article 35A and the government had engaged the top lawyers of the country for the purpose. Ms. Mehbooba emphasised that the fight to safeguard Jammu and Kashmir’s special status will be carried forward with the same zest, he said.The Supreme Court had, on August 6, said a three-judge bench would decide whether the pleas challenging Article 35A should be referred to a five-judge Constitution bench for examining the larger issue of alleged violation of the doctrine of basic structure of the Constitution.The bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A. Khanwilkar had adjourned the crucial hearing on as many as five petitions “to the week commencing from August 27” on the grounds that they pertained to the challenge to a Constitutional scheme and could not be heard as the third judge, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, was not present on that day.last_img read more

Dwyane Wade, Bulls agree on buyout

first_imgLongtime friends and former teammates Dwyane Wade and LeBron James could be headed for a reunion at Cleveland after Wade and the Chicago Bulls reached a buyout agreement. The Cavaliers are reportedly among the favorites to land the three-time NBA champion. APMIAMI — Dwyane Wade signed with Chicago before last season in large part because the affinity for his hometown was still very strong.A year later, he’s about to be on the move.ADVERTISEMENT Bolts clinch No. 1 seed Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  After the Butler trade, it was evident Wade was getting a buyout. The question was when. And now the question is: What will Wade decide next?“Anything that happens from a personnel standpoint down the road, or any opportunities that are there, we’re always going to approach that,” Riley said Friday.The opportunity is coming for the Heat, and anyone else who’s interested.Wade averaged 18.3 points for Chicago and returned from injury late in the season to help the Bulls get into the playoffs. Over his 14 seasons, Wade has averaged 23.3 points, been to the playoffs 12 times, won three rings and took home the 2006 NBA Finals MVP award.Bulls President John Paxson told CSN Chicago last week that he and general manager Gar Forman sat down with Wade when the season ended, and planned to do so again when Wade went back to Chicago.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Wade and the Bulls agreed to terms on a buyout agreement Sunday, a person with direct knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press. Wade is considering several options, including a potential return to Miami or a reunion with longtime friend LeBron James in Cleveland, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the buyout has not been formally announced.Wade will have other suitors as well. ESPN reported San Antonio would be a possible landing spot and Oklahoma City — which added Paul George this summer and will formally complete the trade with New York for Carmelo Anthony on Monday — would also seem to make sense as well. Wade has kept his home in Miami, and Heat teammates have made little secret that they would welcome him back with open arms.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHeat President Pat Riley said late last week that he is still in love with Wade. He could not discuss the possibility of trying to bring Wade back to the Heat because NBA tampering rules do not allow such conversations about players under contract with other clubs.That contract is about to come to a quick close. Wade was due about $24 million this season from the Bulls, who traded Jimmy Butler away this summer and are entering a rebuilding phase. Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Given how quickly the buyout was agreed to, that talk apparently happened fast. View commentslast_img read more

Chelsea, Arsenal, Napoli, Inter advance in Europa League

first_imgAleksandr Hleb, who played for Arsenal from 2005-08, came on as substitute in the 58th and was applauded by the home fans at the Emirates Stadium.No more drawsAfter four consecutive draws in all competitions — including 2-2 at Shakhtar Donetsk last week in the first leg — Eintracht Frankfurt celebrated a 4-1 victory and advance 6-3 overall.Forward Luka Jovic scored his sixth European League goal this season for a 1-0 lead in the 23rd. It was 2-0 just four minutes later after Sebastien Haller converted from the penalty spot. Haller added his second and substitute Ante Rebic also scored late in the game.Ancelotti advancesNapoli coach Carlo Ancelotti made it two wins from his first two games in the Europa League with a 2-0 home victory over Zurich.After a 3-1 away win in Switzerland last week, Napoli easily advanced 5-1 on aggregate.Forwards Simone Verdi and Adam Ounas scored in each half at the Stadio San Paolo.Other gamesInter advanced after eliminating Austrian club Rapid Vienna 5-0 on aggregate after winning the second leg 4-0 in Rome. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Giroud and Barkley also scored in a 2-1 victory in the first leg, with Chelsea advancing to the round of 16 with a 5-1 win on aggregate.The result provides some relief for Sarri, the Italian coach who was subjected to abuse from Chelsea supporters after the side’s FA Cup loss to Manchester United at home on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“We played the first 30 minutes without confidence, nervous,” Sarri said. “After the first goal, we played very well — we started to move the ball very fast, with confidence.”On Sunday, Chelsea plays the League Cup final against Manchester City and then faces a Premier League meeting with crosstown rival Tottenham — two games that could yet determine whether Sarri’s stay at Stamford Bridge will be over before his first season ends. MOST READ Italian clubs Napoli and Inter also had no problems to make the next phase while last year’s semifinalist Salzburg, Eintracht Frankfurt, Valencia, Villarreal, Dinamo Zagreb, Zenit, Benfica, Kiev, Rennes, Krasnodar and Slavia Prague all made it through.Former champion Sevilla advanced after knocking out Lazio on Wednesday.The draw for the last 16 is scheduled for Friday.Here’s a look at Thursday’s games:Effective EmeryArsenal manager Unai Emery made three changes to the starting lineup he used last week in Belarus, bringing on playmaker Mesut Ozil and defender Stephan Lichtsteiner while Aubameyang replaced suspended French forward Alexandre Lacazette .Those changes paid off.Aubameyang needed just four minutes to create the opener. He broke down the right before his cross hit defender Zakhar Volkov, who diverted the ball past goalkeeper Denis Scherbitski.Lichtsteiner made his presence felt when he saved on the goal line minutes later.Mustafi headed home the second from Granit Xhaka’s corner six minutes before interval. Papastathopoulos scored with another header on the hour mark, just four minutes after coming from the bench as substitute to replace injured captain Laurent Koscielny. View comments Sarri’s position was already being called into question after the 6-0 loss at City in the Premier League on Feb. 10. Even worse, the team dropped to sixth in the Premier League in recent weeks and is out of the top 4 Champions League places.On Thursday, Chelsea looked in control but couldn’t find a breakthrough until Giroud netted in the 55th.Malmo defender Rasmus Bengtsson was sent off after picking his second yellow card in the 73rd, giving Barkley a chance to score from the subsequent free kick a minute later. Hudson-Odoi collected Willian’s perfect cross six minutes from time before surging forward to fire a low shot into the net.Earlier Thursday, Arsenal rebounded from a 1-0 loss to BATE Borisov a week ago with a comprehensive 3-0 second-leg victory.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang forced an early own goal before center backs Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos added one apiece for Arsenal to advance 3-1 on aggregate.ADVERTISEMENT Chelsea’s Oliver Giroud celebrates scoring his side’s first goal during the round of 32, second leg, Europa League soccer match between Chelsea and Malmo FF at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Thursday Feb. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)Chelsea shook off their recent troubles and easily advanced in the Europa League with a 3-0 second leg victory over 10-man Malmo on Thursday, a result that takes some pressure off embattled coach Maurizio Sarri.After a scoreless first half, Olivier Giroud tapped in a cross from Willian in the 55th minute before Ross Barkley made it 2-0 from a free kick. Callum Hudson-Odoi finished it off in the 84th, with Willian setting up his goal as well.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Bencic upsets Halep to reach Dubai semifinals; Kvitova wins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Rennes made the next round 6-4 overall after a 3-1 away win at Real Betis.Slavia Prague knocked out Genk after coming from a goal down to win 4-1 in Belgium. The two drew 1-1 in the first leg in Prague.Dynamo Kiev advanced with a 1-0 win at home over Olympiakos following a 2-2 draw in the first leg.A scoreless draw with Galatasaray was enough for Benfica to get through due to a 2-1 away win in Turkey.Russia’s Krasnodar advanced on the away goals rule after a 1-1 draw at Bayer Leverkusen.Patson Daka netted twice and Xaver Schlager and Munas Dabbur added one each for Salzburg to beat Club Brugge 4-0 and advance 5-2 on aggregate.Valencia went through 3-0 on aggregate after beating Celtic 1-0 at home.Dinamo Zagreb routed Viktoria Plzen 3-0 for a result that overturned a 2-1 loss in the first leg.Two goals from Sardar Azmoun helped Zenit St. Petersburg overcome Fenerbahce 3-1 to make it through 3-2 overall.Pablo Fornals scored 10 minutes from time for Villarreal to draw 1-1 in the second leg against Sporting Lisbon, enough to advance after winning 1-0 in the first leg.last_img read more

Photo: Alabama Awarded Broadcaster Eli Gold With A 2014 SEC Championship Ring

first_imgEli Gold has been broadcasting Alabama football games since 1988. In that time, he has seen the Crimson Tide capture four national championships and six SEC titles. To many ‘Bama fans, he is an indelible part of the program. To thank him for his time broadcasting for the program, Alabama football awarded Eli Gold with a 2014 SEC Championship ring.Sincere thanks from the bottom of my heart to the U. Of Alabama staff and players for the SEC championship ring. pic.twitter.com/JYazNIrJTL— Eli Gold (@EliGoldBama) August 21, 2015Gold is clearly very touched by the honor, and the response from the Alabama faithful. He responded to the dozens of fans who congratulated him on Twitter.eli gold thanks Congratulations, Eli. You deserve it.last_img read more