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SPH ties up with Parcel Santa to expand footprint in e-commerce, last-mile delivery , Companies & Markets

Mon, May 21, 2018 – 3:34 PM PARCEL locker startup, Parcel Santa, has partnered Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) to expedite e-commerce deliveries to its lockers located in 100 condominium precincts. The two companies have also pledged to be part of a nationwide common parcel locker system that will pilot in Bukit Panjang and Punggol in October. The Federated Lockers and Collection Points Pilot Programme, was announced by the InfoComm Media Development Authority (IMDA) on Monday. Parcel Santa is the sole…

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Grab partners Maybank to promote GrabPay in Malaysia, Banking & Finance

Mon, May 21, 2018 – 4:10 PM IN its latest push to grow its market share in e-payments, Grab has partnered Maybank to drive the acceptance and usage of Grab’s mobile wallet, GrabPay, in Malaysia. The tie-up brings the GrabPay mobile wallet to its second country after Singapore. Grab has plans to roll out the GrabPay service across all eight countries in South-east Asia this year. Grab secured its e-money licence from Bank Negara Malaysia in December last year, and…

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Curiosity rover may soon drill rocks on Mars: NASA

NASA’s Curiosity rover could soon be drilling rocks on Mars again, according to the US space agency. Engineers have been working for the past year to restore the rover’s full drilling capabilities, which were hampered in 2016 due to a mechanical problem, NASA said in a statement. A new technique called Feed Extended Drilling, or FED, lets Curiosity drill more like the way a person would at home, using the force of its robotic arm…

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Distant Future Animation Studio nominated as media business of the year at Keighley & Airedale Business Awards

A KEIGHLEY animation studio is going from strength to strength. And the company, founded in 2011, has now been shortlisted for a prestigious award. Distant Future Animation Studio is among the contenders in a new category of the Keighley & Airedale Business Awards, for media business of the year. Managing director Bill Beaumont is delighted at the addition of the section, which he had pushed for. “I wasn’t the only one calling out for this area of business to be…

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First look at how VAT hike has hit inflation

While the inflation outcomes are expected to be more favourable, Nedbank economist Johannes Khosa warns that the upside risks to the inflation outlook have increased. Among the risks is the rand exchange rate. The country’s currency came under pressure in April and early in May, hurt by faltering risk appetite globally and a resurgent US dollar, says Khosa. Given the risks, he says, the MPC will probably leave policy rates unchanged for the rest of 2018 before embarking on a…

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As Disney Moves Forward With Fox, Comcast Continues Plotting

LOS ANGELES — As empires hang in the balance, two hardened commanders engage in tug of war on an epic scale. It could be the plot of a summer blockbuster — the latest “Star Wars” movie, perhaps. Instead, it may soon play out in real life, with Comcast, led by Brian L. Roberts, trying to pry the bulk of 21st Century Fox away from Disney and its chief executive, Robert A. Iger. “It will be a bloody battle,” said Michael…

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Kathua rape case: BJP leader walks barefoot for 5 hours for CBI probe; updates

Lal Singh, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former minister in the Mehbooba Mufti-led Jammu and Kashmir government, took out a rally on Sunday to demand a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the rape and murder of the eight-year-old girl in Kathua district. Singh walked barefoot for around five hours after which he got in a vehicle as he developed blisters on his feet. BJP leaders Singh and Chander Prakash Ganga had found themselves in…

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Ryanair reports soaring profits but warns of headwinds

Image copyright Reuters Ryanair has reported record annual results, despite it having to cancel thousands of flights in September due to problems with pilots’ rotas. The Irish airline said profits after tax rose 10% to €1.45bn (£1.27bn), despite the wave of bad publicity. However, it warned higher costs would make the year ahead more difficult. The outlook for the coming year was “on the pessimistic side of cautious”, chief executive Michael O’Leary said in a statement. The carrier, Europe’s largest…

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Political novice emerges as frontrunner to be Italian PM

Giuseppe Conte, a little-known 54-year-old professor who specialises in public administration law and has hardly any political experience, has emerged as the frontrunner to be prime minister for Italy’s nascent populist government, according to Italian media. Luigi Di Maio, the leader of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, and Matteo Salvini, the head of the far-right League, were due to meet the Italian president, on Monday to secure his approval for their alliance to govern the eurozone’s third- largest economy. After…

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Timetable shakeup: UK rail commuters braced for rush-hour disruption – live | UK news

We are implementing over the coming weeks the biggest timetable change in a generation to boost capacity and improve reliability, introducing 400 extra daily trains and space for 50,000 extra passengers in the peak. Due to the scale and complexity of the task, these changes will be made incrementally. This involves redeploying drivers and trains and changing operating practices to achieve a large increase in the number of services, carriages and station stops. Despite some cancellations, passengers will benefit from…

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Driver drives car into path of half marathon runners in Plymouth

Shocking footage shows a woman knocking down cones and driving into a race The driver almost injures a man as she drives straight into the path of  Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon – despite the fact the route is closed today for the race She protests she doesn’t know where to go and there are ‘no signs’ while runners swear at her and tell her to move  By Bridie Pearson-jones For Mailonline Published: 11:55 EDT, 20 May 2018 | Updated:…

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Ryanair cautious on fuel costs as profits take-off

Ryanair has booked a solid increase in full-year profits, but warned that rising oil prices could take the gloss off its performance over the next 12 months. The budget carrier saw a 10 per cent rise in post-tax profit to 1.45 billion euros (£1.26 billion) in the 12 months to March 31, while revenue jumped 8 per cent to 7.15 billion euros (£6.25 billion). Passenger numbers were also up, jumping 9 per cent to 130.3 million on the back of…

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Annual inflation cools to 2.2%; Core measure above 2% for first time in 6 years – Canadian Business

OTTAWA _ Higher pump prices helped the annual inflation rate stay in the upper half of the central bank’s target range last month _ but even without pricier gas, underlying inflation managed to reach its strongest pace in six years, Statistics Canada said Friday. Overall, the annual inflation rate cooled slightly in April to 2.2 per cent to remain just above the two per cent midpoint of the Bank of Canada’s range. The latest number was a touch below the…

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Strategy Deployment Success Process | BPM, Lean Six Sigma & Continuous Process Improvement

“If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin More than 50 percent of executives say that they’re unhappy with their strategic planning process right now. So while they think strategic planning is necessary, they don’t fully realize the benefits they were hoping to attain from it.” Another study of 163 CEOs by Forbes Insights found that nearly a third of all business strategies never reach their mark. Of these failures, they also pinpointed the following five…

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