Sales up 8.2% at Aryzta

first_imgAryzta, the Swiss-based baked goods firm, revealed this morning that its group revenue for six months to the end of January rose by 8.2% to €2.07bn (£1.8bn).Net profit was 5.5% higher at €129.4m, while earnings per share were up 0.5% to 146.4 euro cents.Chief executive Owen Killian said: “Aryzta’s underlying net profit performance was robust despite challenging trading conditions.”The company said that revenue at its food group rose by 5.9% to €1.5bn. with European revenues up 2%, while its North American revenues gained 10.6% and revenues from the rest of the world jumped by 11.8%.Revenues at its Origin Enterprises subsidiary rose by 11.9% to €567.7m for the six-month period.last_img read more

Comfort Staff Exchanges Medical Strategies with Colombian Counterparts

first_imgBy U.S. Southern Command September 12, 2019 Medical staff assigned to U.S. Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) met with Colombian military and civilian medical personnel to collaborate during subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) at Battalion Córdoba military base, August 20, and University Hospital Julio Méndez Barreneche, August 26.More than 90 medical personnel attended the discussions that aimed to increase cooperation between both the U.S. and the Colombian military and health care professionals.“The intent is to ensure that we are an enduring partner with these nations and to build up interoperability, so that we can continue to work together in the future,” said U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Connie Johnson, officer in charge of the Comfort preventive medicine unit.The SMEEs focused on a variety of practices that included measures the Comfort medical professionals take to protect the health of service members and maintain mission readiness.“It’s an event of supreme importance because the U.S. military is teaching us many ways to prevent epidemic illnesses that all under-developed countries, like Colombia, have to confront,” said Colombian Army Lieutenant Colonel Janeth Rosero Reyes, Colombian army director of general medicine at Battalion Córdoba.U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Gwendolyn Mulholland, a nurse, and Hospitalman Juni Roscado, both assigned to hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH20), discuss their nursery experience during a subject matter expert exchange with Colombian nurses at the University Hospital Julio Méndez Barreneche. (Photo: U.S. Army Specialist Jacob Gleich)Other important topics discussed included sanitation standards at medical sites and the importance of clean water.“These exchanges end up having a much larger effect than just on the people who are attending,” said U.S. Navy Commander Ken Sausen, psychologist assigned to Comfort. “Those people pass on that information to their students and to other providers, perhaps to other generations of providers, which then has a much longer and stronger effect.”During another SMEE, U.S. Navy nurses discussed their process for training within their community. This included evaluating their use of devices such as IV pumps, methods of infection prevention, and how well they communicate to other medical caregivers or patients. “This SMEE presentation is focusing on different clinical skills that we find valuable to train our new nurses and corpsmen when they first show up to their facility, and they’re just learning how to get started,” said U.S. Navy Lieutenant Lauren Shuetz, a nurse assigned to Comfort. “We discussed some of those skills. Then we evaluated people on those skills and their ability to perform after their initial orientation.”Comfort’s mission stop is accomplished through the efforts of medical and non-medical personnel. The Comfort team is comprised of military and civilian personnel from the U.S. and partner nations, including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Peru, along with several U.S. and international nongovernmental organizations, creating a dynamic team capable of delivering a variety of services.This marks Comfort’s seventh deployment to the region since 2007. At each of the upcoming missions, the embarked medical teams will provide care aboard Comfort and at two land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems caused partly by the increase in Venezuelan migrants.last_img read more

Buyers are splashing millions on houses and apartments near Gold Coast’s beaches

first_imgThe house is three levels, each of which has an outdoor area to admire the view. MORE NEWS: Coast doesn’t have enough land Check out the multimillion-dollar views! The house at 67 Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach sold for $4.01 million under the hammer at the weekend.HOUSE hunters are going to great lengths to secure property on the Gold Coast’s tightly held beachfront.A Brisbane couple splashed more than $4 million on one at the weekend that they won’t even get to live in — at least not straight away.The Palm Beach house is tenanted, fetching $2200 each week in rent.Marketing agent Lucy Cole, of Lucy Cole Prestige Properties, said it was ideal for the new owners who bought it at auction on Saturday with investment in mind. Among Savills’ sales in the past week are no. 51 in the Carmel by the Sea building on Old Burleigh Rd, which sold for $1.265 million, and no 2901 at The Wave Resort on Surf Parade, which fetched $1.38 million.“This is a really encouraging sign for the Gold Coast market, especially in light of some of the negativity we’re seeing come out of Sydney and Melbourne,” Mr Jones said. “Capital is continuing to flow into our property market and it’s evident that buyers are seeing value in the properties being presented at the moment. We’re quite confident this trend can continue well into the new year.”He said off-the-plan sales were also performing well, especially those backed by developers with a good reputation. Not a lot of people can say they can walk out their back door onto the beach.“It was just perfect for their needs and they’d been looking for a while,” she said.The auction drew a big crowd with five groups registering to bid.Mrs Cole said the bids rolled in quickly before the hammer came down at $4.01 million.“It just went on and on, it was a fantastic auction,” she said.“There would have been at least 45 people there.“The owner had even flown in from New Zealand.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoMrs Cole said demand for the home was particularly high because of its location, with many people passing beachfront properties down through the generations.“They’re very tightly held, especially at the southern end of Palm Beach,” she said.Meanwhile, demand for top end apartments, particularly those close to the beach, is surging with cashed-up buyers already spending millions before the Gold Coast’s traditionally busy holiday sales period has started. Wake up to the sound of waves crashing onto shore.Savills Gold Coast director Christopher Jones said they were seeing more buyers with “deeper pockets” coming into the market, many looking for apartments close to the beach.“There’s a solid level of interest from interstate and New Zealand buyers and especially from Brisbane while there is still a strong cohort of local Gold Coast buyers downsizing to luxury apartment living,” he said.“At the moment, our agents have eight potential buyers looking for beachside apartments priced above $1 million to $2 million at Broadbeach.”MORE NEWS: Live outside this summer Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 Inside, it’s modern and open plan.last_img read more