U.S. Navy Warships to Monitor North Korea Launch

first_img View post tag: Monitor View post tag: Warships View post tag: North View post tag: News by topic View post tag: launch View post tag: Korea View post tag: Naval U.S. Navy Warships to Monitor North Korea Launchcenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Navy Warships to Monitor North Korea Launch December 7, 2012 The U.S. Navy is sending  warships the USS Benfold and the USS Fitzgerald to monitor an upcoming North Korean launch of a long-range ballistic missile, reports CNN citing the U.S. DoD Officials.Both warships are moving into positions although the Navy declined to give their exact location.The U.S. Navy officials said that is possible that the Navy will send two additional ships in the next few days.The U.S. is also, “rapidly moving assets to pacific region because of the ballistic missile threat in the region,”, Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, told reporters at a Pentagon briefing Thursday morning in reference to the North Korean threat.North Korea says it intends to launch the rocket sometime between December 10 and December 22, adding that the launching is being conducted for science and research purposes.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 7, 2012 View post tag: U.S. View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Slowdown for Starbucks as 600 stores are closed

first_imgStarbucks has reported a net loss of $6.7m (£3.4m) in the three months to the end of June, compared to a $158.3m (£79.9m) third-quarter profit last year, against a background of store closures and plans to cut 1,000 office jobs in the US.Total revenue rose by 9% to $2.6bn (£1.3bn), compared with $2.4bn (£1.2bn) for the third quarter of 2007. Its “lower-than-expected revenue growth” reflected a deterioration in the US, which contributed 76% of total net revenue.Meanwhile, international revenue grew by $103.6m (£52.3m) – 2% – to $535.6m. (£270.4m). But a company statement said: “International revenue growth was dampened somewhat by a slight decline in traffic in the UK, along with slower sales momentum in Canada.”The company has announced the closure of 600 “underperforming” stores in the US and 61 of its 84 outlets in Australia. Restructuring charges connected to the US closures amounted to $167.7m. (£84.7m)Howard Schultz, chairman, president and chief executive, said: “The store closures and organisational restructuring… resulted from rigorous evaluations of the entire business.”—-=== Consumer Tracking ===== Shopping habits ==Despite increasing fears of a recession, new research suggests a significant percentage of consumers say they will spend more on food and drink from specialist or local retailers. A poll conducted by GfK NOP on behalf of retail consultancy him! revealed that, of 1,000 adults asked, 19% expected to spend more in this area and 16% would spend less.According to the survey, 84% of the population were concerned the country would enter a recession, compared with 57% in March this year. It also showed that 27% of adults would spend less on food and drink from fast food outlets, with only 6% prepared to spend more.One trend in particular is the increasing number of people who said they would be spending more in discount supermarkets, such as Aldi and Lidl. Only 14% said they would spend more in March 2008, which rose to 22% in June.The findings of the poll also suggested consumers would be cutting down on restaurant meals, although the figures showed that they wouldn’t necessarily switch to take-away options, but would instead buy more food from supermarkets.last_img read more

NI manufacturer buys London sandwich and snack business

first_imgFood-to-go manufacturer Around Noon has purchased London-based Chef in a Box from Donegal Investment Group PLC.Around Noon said it aims to expand its presence within the UK through the acquisition.The Newry-headquartered company, which claims a “market-leading position” across Ireland, described Chef in a Box as “a premium sandwich and snack manufacturer with market-leading customers in the corporate sector.”It added the purchase will enable it to “gain a strong foothold in Greater London and provide a platform for further UK expansion.”Around Noon currently markets bakery items from in-house operation Sweet Things, which it acquired last year. It also supplies sandwiches, wraps, salads and fruit pots under its Scribbles brand.Gareth Chambers, CEO of Around Noon, said: “Acquiring the company gives us the presence and infrastructure required to have a significant impact in the UK market.”last_img read more

Saint Martin’s University will Serve as the Custodial Institution for Marylhurst…

first_imgFacebook85Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityMarylhurst University, located in Marylhurst, Oregon, announced in May 2018 that it would close by the end of the calendar year. The university chose to partner with Saint Martin’s University to continue its legacy. As part of the agreement, Marylhurst will transfer a $3.14 million endowment to Saint Martin’s, which will generate over $100,000 in scholarships annually to future Saint Martin’s students. Saint Martin’s will serve as the custodial institution for Marylhurst University’s records and transcripts. In addition, Marylhurst alumni will be able to opt-in to communications from Saint Martin’s to connect with fellow alumni and stay up-to-date on important information, special events and future programs. Marylhurst alumni can opt-in through a special page on the Saint Martin’s website.“As a fellow Catholic institution of higher education, Saint Martin’s University is honored to partner with Marylhurst University to serve as a custodial institution and to assist its alumni,” said Saint Martin’s University President Roy F. Heynderickx, Ph.D. “We look forward to welcoming Marylhurst alumni into our community.”Marylhurst University was in operation for 125 years. In 1859, 12 Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary left their home in Quebec to establish an educational community in Portland, Oregon. St. Mary’s Academy opened its doors that same year, expanding to St. Mary’s Academy and College in 1893, and in 1930, the college operations relocated to the current campus nestled between the cities of Lake Oswego and West Linn. In its early days, Marylhurst College provided higher education to young women. In 1974, Marylhurst transitioned to a co-educational college for lifelong learners, one of the first in the nation, serving older students returning to complete degrees. In 1998, Marylhurst became a university, adding master’s degrees and online degree completion programs. With each turn, Marylhurst University provided access to a quality education to those whose opportunities were limited by gender, age, location and other barriers. Marylhurst University has awarded thousands of degrees, with more than 12,000 living alumni today.Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 26 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.last_img read more