Royal Mail frets over Amazon taking business

first_img whatsapp Wednesday 19 November 2014 8:24 pm Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Michael Bow Bow whatsapp FIRST it was publishers, then high street retailers, now US giant Amazon is set to disrupt the business model for Britain’s postal service. Industry leader Royal Mail yesterday warned that the growing dominance of rival delivery offerings from Ama­zon would cut revenue growth in half at its key parcel delivery division.Royal Mail, which was privatised by the government last year, also warned that expansion by another rival Whistl (formerly TNT UK) could reduce its revenue by £200m and put its universal service obligation under threat. Parcel revenue fell one per cent to £1.5bn for the six months ending 28 September, the group said, reflecting the “highly competitive” market. “The UK parcels market remains challenging,” chief executive Moya Greene said yesterday. Royal Mail said the introduction of Amazon’s direct delivery service would reduce the annual rate of growth to one to two per cent for two years. It was previously forecast to grow by four to five per cent over the period. The group also urged the government to bring forward a review into the universal service obligation after it said it was under threat from increasing competition from direct delivery. Royal Mail was part privatised in a controversial flotation last October, when the government was accused of pricing shares too cheaply. Shares closed at 430p last night, much higher than their 330p float price. Tags: Amazon Company Royal Mailcenter_img Royal Mail frets over Amazon taking business Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoLoan Insurance WealthDolly Parton, 74, Takes off Makeup, Leaves Us With No WordsLoan Insurance WealthUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoWarped SpeedCan You Name More State Capitals Than A 5th Grader? Find Out Now!Warped SpeedUndo Show Comments ▼ Sharelast_img read more

David Cameron wants Twitter and Facebook to help intelligence agencies track down dangerous people

first_img whatsapp Sarah Spickernell Later today, Prime Minister David Cameron will try to persuade US President Barack Obama of the need for more cooperation between intelligence agencies and US tech firms like Twitter and Facebook.   He will say that public safety is at stake, and that new laws regarding communication via social media platforms should be imposed following the attack on Charlie Hebdo. Cameron believes individuals posing a threat to security should not be able to send private messages without the government being able to read them.  “Are we prepared to allow in future, as technology develops, safe spaces for terrorists to communicate? The principle I think we should adopt is that we are not content for that to happen,” he said in a commons debate yesterday.  Details of how far the government wishes to take these rules are not yet clear, but the Prime Minister has already said the sites have a “social responsibility to tackle extremist content online and report suspicious activities”. It is a continuing theme – the UK government criticised Facebook in the aftermath of the murder of Lee Rigby in 2013, saying it provided a “safe haven for terrorists”. The US has been less critical of social media companies, however. Matthew Barzun, US ambassador to the UK, said is was unfair to “pin everything on the private sector”. The meeting of the two world leaders in Washington will be Cameron’s last trip abroad before the general election in May.  Downing Street said: “The prime minister’s objective is to get US companies to co-operate more. That will be his approach in these discussions: how do we work together to get them to do so?”  Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search Adszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GamePost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost Fun More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comcenter_img Thursday 15 January 2015 7:39 am David Cameron wants Twitter and Facebook to help intelligence agencies track down dangerous people Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: David Cameron Facebook People Twitterlast_img read more

Software sales slip at Aveva

first_img Express KCS Software sales slip at Aveva Monday 26 January 2015 8:11 pm More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.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 Share whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ AVEVA, whose software is used to design power plants and oil and gas facilities, warned investors yesterday that its sales have been stuttering due to falling oil prices.The company is reliant on the oil and gas market for 45 per cent of its revenues, but said it is “experiencing increased uncertainty and reduced visibility” in the sector which has been “exaggerated recently by the sharp decline in oil price”.Despite the setbacks, however, Aveva has a strong balance sheet and finished 2014 with cash of £120m.Shares fell 1.43 per cent to close at 1,379p in London yesterday. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Bankers want traders to pass exams first

first_imgTuesday 3 February 2015 9:04 pm Share whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Express KCS center_img Bankers want traders to pass exams first BANKS’ traders should have a basic level of qualifications before they are allowed to work, the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) told chancellor George Osborne yesterday.The industry has been rocked by a series of trading scandals, with traders colluding to attempt to fiddle inter-bank interest rate benchmark Libor and foreign exchange benchmarks.“This is a once in a generation chance to clean up financial markets – we must seize it,” said BBA chief Anthony Browne.“We want London to once again set the gold standard for fair dealing and integrity in financial markets. We want to make sure that all traders are professionally qualified, that existing codes of conduct are reformed and given teeth and an extension of new rules to increase personal accountability and responsibility of senior managers.”Browne is not calling for a single qualification or certificate for banks’ traders, but does want regulators to give their approval to a set of exams or tests which would give staff a “licence to trade.”The request is the BBA’s response to the Fair and Effective Markets Review, which is being run by the Treasury and Bank of England Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Ukraine fears further attacks

first_imgUKRAINE said yesterday it feared unrest could spread beyond territory held by pro-Russian separatists, after an explosion killed two people at a memorial rally in an eastern city far from the front line.Kiev said it arrested four people who had been armed and trained in Russia after the blast, which killed a policeman and a demonstrator at the rally in Kharkiv, the biggest city in the east, 200 km (125 miles) from the war zone. Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsUndoGundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementTop Surgeon: This Simple Trick Empties Your Bowels Every Morning (Almost Immediately)Gundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementUndoMoguldom NationFather Of 2 Sues Los Angeles Hospital After Wife Dies During ChildbirthMoguldom NationUndozenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyUndoGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsUndo Monday 23 February 2015 12:13 am Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe WrapTig Notaro Never Looks Right in ‘Army of the Dead’The Wrap Sharecenter_img whatsapp whatsapp Express KCS Tags: NULL Ukraine fears further attacks last_img read more

Wall St slips before reports – New York Report

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Was a part of the Conservative manifesto borrowed from an Obama campaign ad?

first_img Share More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Tags: Barack Obama General Election 2015 People Jeff Misenti whatsapp Most of the focus on the Tory manifesto has been on the pledges to extend right-to-buy, double free child care and spend another £8bn on the NHS.But one of the stranger aspects of the Conservative manifesto can be found on page three. The heading declares in rather Orwellian fashion “we have a plan for every stage of your life”. The Tories outline in detail how the government will be involved in every stage of your life from the day you’re born in an NHS hospital to the day you retire and start claiming a state pension.The plan immediately attracted mockery from right of centre commentators who were left bemused why a party that allegedly represents the values of small government and personal responsibility has a lifetime plan for every citizen.”A plan for every stage of your life”. The thought of politicians planning every stage of my life terrifies me. #ConservativeManifesto— Ryan Bourne (@MrRBourne) April 14, 2015Tory manifesto: “We have a plan for every stage of your life.” Isn’t that the Chinese Communist party?— Iain Martin (@iainmartin1) April 14, 2015But the Conservative Party’s plan to outline how the government will be involved in your life from cradle to grave may have drawn inspiration from a strange source. The Tory Party manifesto bears a striking resemblance to a fictional story advert launched by Barack Obama’s 2012 Presidential campaign called The Life of Julia.The slideshow follows Julia from the age of three to 67 and points to how she benefits from an array of government programmes introduced or maintained by President Obama.From the Head Start to Medicare, the Obama campaign wanted to show how a Democratic administration would take care of its citizens for life in contrast to Republican Mitt Romney.The ad was widely mocked by American Conservatives and can no longer be found on the Obama campaign website. But if you’re an American looking for government-run healthcare there’s still a link to Obamacare’s website. center_img whatsapp Was a part of the Conservative manifesto borrowed from an Obama campaign ad? Tuesday 14 April 2015 1:16 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlush Show Comments ▼last_img read more

BHP Billiton weathers oil storm with rig cuts

first_img Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Share whatsapp AUSTRALIAN mining group BHP Billiton reduced the rig count at its US onshore oil operation by 35 per cent in the three months to March 2015.The company’s boss Andrew Mackenzie said the move had been made in a quick response to current market conditions, and added: “With higher oil prices expected over the medium term, we believe deferring development will create more value than producing today.”In an operational review published yesterday, the group revealed that total petroleum production for the nine months to the end of March had increased by six per cent compared to the same period of the previous year, up to 192.5m barrels of oil equivalent.Meanwhile, copper production was up by one per cent and iron ore was up by 17 per cent in the first three quarters of the 2015 financial year.Shares in the company were up by 1.37 per cent yesterday. Express KCS Tags: NULL BHP Billiton weathers oil storm with rig cuts Wednesday 22 April 2015 8:48 pmlast_img read more

Labour urged to shift to the centre by Tony Blair and Chuka Umunna following General Election defeat

first_img Labour urged to shift to the centre by Tony Blair and Chuka Umunna following General Election defeat whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Labour is being urged to re-focus on the centre ground in the wake of its devastating General Election performance – its worst since 1987.Senior figures associated with the party have argued that the defeated Ed Miliband did not do enough to win over aspirational voters and spent too much time attacking job creators and the wealthy. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair said Labour must be for “ambition and aspiration as well as compassion and care.” Writing in The Observer, Blair argues: “the route to the summit lies through the centre ground.”Blair, the only Labour leader to ever win three elections, urged his party to do more to win over businesses following Miliband’s shift to the left. He writes:We have to appeal to those running businesses as well as those working in them. We need to persuade people that we will run the economy well and efficiently and that must contain a measured defence of our economic record when in government which correctly describes the impact of the global financial crisis of 2008 but also acknowledges where we could have done better.We have to conduct the big argument on the wealth-creating potential of the macro-economy, not only the targeted campaign on the injustices of it. So we were proud in 1997 to put forward the case for Britain’s first minimum wage. But we could never have won an election on it unless set within a broader framework. The same is true with zero-hours contracts.One potential candidate to replace Labour leader is shadow secretary Chuka Umunna, who put forward a similar case in today’s Observer and on The Andrew Marr Show that Labour failed to appeal to middle-class voters by not giving enough credit to wealth creators. Umunna argued: “You cannot be pro-business by beating up on the terms and conditions of their workers and the trade unions that play an important role representing them. But you cannot be pro good jobs without being pro the businesses that create them.Read more: Labour dominates in LondonRead more: Runners and riders for the Labour leadershipRead more: On the trail with Labour’s business star Chuka Umunna”In spite of the fact that our policy offer was pro-business, the rhetoric often suggested otherwise. And sometimes we made it sound like we saw taxing people as a good in itself, rather than a means to an end.”Former Labour business secretary Lord Mandelson, also speaking on The Andrew Marr Show, slammed Ed Miliband’s decision to move the party away from New Labour and described his view of the business world as “completely useless”.Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham was made the bookies’ favourite to be next Labour leader in the immediate aftermath of Miliband’s resignation, yet bookies William Hill has made Umunna the 2/1 favourite in its latest odds.Other possible candidates include shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper and Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley and former paratrooper. Joe Hall center_img Share Sunday 10 May 2015 8:05 am Tags: Chuka Umunna General Election 2015 Labour leadership race Peoplelast_img read more

These are Britain’s most complained about energy suppliers – Scottish Power, Npower, E.On, British Gas and SSE ranked

first_img These are Britain’s most complained about energy suppliers – Scottish Power, Npower, E.On, British Gas and SSE ranked Lynsey Barber whatsapp Tags: British Gas E.On Npower Scottish Power whatsappcenter_img Share Show Comments ▼ Friday 15 May 2015 12:08 pm Complaints about the energy supplier Scottish Power rocketed an astonishing 588 per cent in 2014 with the company receiving the most complaints ever recorded by a single energy firm.Customers of Scottish Power have suffered issues with a new billing system that meant some didn’t receive their bill while others struggled to resolve problems. It spurred the energy watchdog Ofgem to ban it from selling for 12 days. The firm received 1,163 complaints per 100,000 customers in the last quarter of the year, according to Citizens Advice.The consumer group and charity found the number of complaints about SSE, British Gas, EDF and Npower had fallen – although Npower still received an above-average number of complaints throughout the year.Citizens Advice chief Gillian Guy said:Thousands of customers have been hit by delayed and incorrect bills which have resulted in extreme frustration and significant debts.It’s encouraging that Npower is now turning the corner, but Scottish Power still has a very long way to go. We have negotiated with Scottish Power to ensure customers affected by its problems get a fair deal. We will keep working with the supplier to make sure the billing and customer service problems are resolved. last_img read more