Eade on: Death and the minister

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PREMIUMIndofood, ICBP struggle to maintain efficiency amid greater competition

first_imgForgot Password ? Log in with your social account Google Topics : Facebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Food manufacturing giant PT Indofood Sukses Makmur and its subsidiary, processed food company PT Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur (ICBP), are facing a tougher challenge from their competitors, which have begun to cut prices to boost their market share.Corporate analysts said that the two companies’ competitors cut their profit margins to tap into growing demand amid a wave of panic buying among consumers due to fears that the partial lockdown imposed by the government might disrupt supplies.“Consumers are paying more attention to the price of instant noodles [sold] at big quantities, and it shows that Indofood group’s competitors have become the winners,” BNI Sekuritas equity analyst William Siregar told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.He said their competitors were offering much lower prices, a business strategy that could undermine the market share of Indofood… Linkedin Indonesia FMCG food noodle Indofood Competition market-share price efficiencylast_img read more

GO-TIME Releases Annual Report Highlighting Efforts to Save over $156 Million for Taxpayers

first_img December 09, 2016 GO-TIME Releases Annual Report Highlighting Efforts to Save over $156 Million for Taxpayers Efficiency,  GO-TIME,  Government That Works,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME) has published its first ever annual report of accomplishments in the 2015-16 fiscal year, including projects that helped state government improve productivity and efficiency while saving over $156 million for taxpayers. By taking on the status quo, Governor has made government more efficient and responsive while saving hundreds of millions. He is going to continue to fix state government and make a government that works by leveraging inter-agency coordination and collaboration to maximize efficiency, modernize operations, and provide the highest quality services to Pennsylvania.“In a short period of time, GO-TIME has mobilized state agencies to achieve millions in savings through efforts to modernize operations, increase collaboration and reduce costs throughout government,” said Governor Wolf. “At the same time, the office is laying the groundwork for future success through continuous improvement and employee engagement.”Last month, GO-TIME announced the launch of a new continuous process improvement program based on Lean practices to engage employees to make their work processes easier, faster and more cost effective while improving service to the people that they serve. One of the first process improvement initiatives is focusing on a backlog of over 1,400 applications for clemency, commutation and pardons.The report highlights key initiatives that contributed to the Governor’s goal of $150 million in savings for 15/16 and will continue to produce even more savings in the years to come.  GO-TIME is currently working towards a new goal of $500 million in savings by 2020. These initiatives include:Over 250,000 Pennsylvanians Have Registered to Vote Online in Less Than a YearPennDOT to Save More Than $28 Million with New Mobile Construction AppExpedited Medicaid Processing Initiative Results in $3.5 Million More in Drug and Alcohol Treatment ServicesMail Optimization Savings Exceed $1 Million and Make Significant Reductions in Mail Processing, Delivery TimesDepartment of Aging Improves Access Services at Senior Community CenterHuman Relations Commission Offers Online Employment Discrimination FilingDCNR Online Reservation Provides Innovation for Campers, Cost Savings at State Parks Across PAPA Parole Board Saves Money, Improves Productivity through Digitalization of Offender FilesDepartment of Corrections, Temple University Hospital Partnership Saves Costs, Improves Offender Post-Release Medical CareInsurance Department Finds Mcare SavingsIn addition to the report, data on all 2015-16 GO-TIME projects is available at OpenDataPA at data.pa.gov,GO-TIME has also hosted events to foster resource and information sharing across agencies and expose managers to innovative practices that are achieving positive results in other organizations. GO-TIME will also work with agencies to implement continuous improvement programs to create more efficient processes and improve customer service.To learn more about GO-TIME, visit www.governor.pa.gov/go-time.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Boracay paddlers win 2 medals in int’l tourney

first_imgBoracay All Stars Dragonboat Team. Photo from Boracay Allstars Dragonboat team Facebook Prior to the competition, the groupsuffered a huge setback on training after the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Forceled by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources prohibited them forconducting training at the Boracay waters.   MALAY, Aklan – The Boracay All StarsDragonboat won at least two medals over the recently concluded 2019 KaohsiungCity Cup Dragon Boat Tournament in Taiwan. The paddlers gave the country silverand bronze medals for the 200 and 500 meter mixed small boat category,respectively, during the international competition on Nov. 8-10. The training was ordered stop afterseven paddlers from another league – the Boracay Dragonforce – died in a seamishap here on Sept. 25./PNlast_img read more

Felix the Cat Survives 45 Minutes in the Washing Machine

first_imgFelix the one year old cat is in animal emergency …he’s been through the ringer. He rode it out inside the high efficiency front loading washer…it was on express wash, (warm wash, cold rinse). But the 12 pound cat was in there for the full 45 minute cycle.Finally, when his owner opened the door and heard a meow. Felix is now on oxygen support in the ICU unit. He was initially blinded by the soap, water and lack of air…oh ya and the spin cycle.Felix is still in critical condition, and his medical bills are mounting. They have set up a GoFundMe page to help defray the bills.last_img

Bucksport 5K Race Benefits Seventh-graders

first_imgFor more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport “Be a Leader” 5K Race was held on Saturday at the Bucksport Middle School.The field is off in the Bucksport “Be a Leader” 5K Race held Nov. 13 at the middle school. The event was a fund-raiser to help the school’s seventh-graders attend a leadership school this spring.BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport “Be a Leader” 5K Race was held on Saturday at the Bucksport Middle School.The race was a fund-raiser to help the Regional School Unit 25 seventh-grade class attend the Kieve Leadership School this spring.A one-mile fun run was also held as part of the event.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe top 10 finishers in each division of the 5K race were as follows:MaleMike Hampton, 18:32Chris Jones, 18:51John Peckenham, 19:40Forrest Mehlorn, 19:44Rufus Williams, 19:49Tom Kieby, 21:33Robinson Doyle, 21:47Nicholas Jump, 22:20Stan Pelletier, 22:49William Randolph, 23:06 Latest Posts FemaleZoe Olson, 9:43Olivia West, 9:54 Latest posts by admin (see all) Bio admincenter_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Top Two Fun Run FinishersMaleDuncan Steele-Maley, 9:08Thatcher Steele-Maley, 10:22 FemaleAndrea Giddings, 19:54Laura Anderson, 23:29Sally Peckenham, 23:31Jenny Pert, 23:33Margaret Jones, 23:45Jane Hunt, 24:13Cara Pollard, 25:43Lisa Steele-Male, 26:15Lauren Duncan, 26:28Margaret Peckenham, 26:40 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

STAFF : Syracuse cross country teams win regional titles, earn automatic bids to NCAA championship

first_img Published on November 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments The Syracuse men’s and women’s cross country teams finished first at the NCAA Northeast Regionals in Buffalo on Saturday. Both teams secured an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships next week and won their third straight regional titles.The men’s team was led by senior Pat Dupont, who placed fourth overall with a time of 31:21.4 in the men’s 10K race. Tito Medrano and Joseph Whelan finished next for the Orange in ninth and 10th place, respectively. Whelan ran the last nine kilometers without a shoe, but still finished with a time of 31:35.Sean Keefe (31:42.90) and Forrest Misenti (31:45.50) rounded out SU’s top five. Keefe finished 15th with Misenti right behind in 16th.The top five men’s finishers all earned All-Region honors on the men’s side, while Lauren Penney, Sarah Pagano and Shaylyn Tuite claimed spots on the women’s All-Region team.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPenney set SU’s pace in the 6K race by finishing second overall, with a time of 20:39.10. Pagano finished with a time of 21:02.40, good for an eighth place overall. Tuite came in third on the team and 27th overall.Heather Stephens (31st; 21:35.40) and Rebekah MacKay (48th; 21:57.50) contributed to the women’s first-place team score, 11 points ahead of Boston College.The SU harriers will compete in the NCAA Championships Nov. 21 in Terre Haute, Ind.—Compiled by Alex Ptachick, staff writer, acptachi@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Students enter various fields of work after graduation

first_imgAccording to data collected by the USC Career Center, the University is striving to be the third-largest employer of alumni directly following graduation. Photo from USC Undergraduate Admission BlogThough many students are preoccupied with where they will work after college, some Trojans’ journeys will take them right back to USC. Data collected by the USC Career Center on companies 2017 graduates planned to work for show that USC aims to be the third-largest employer of University alumni straight out of college. But students are also using the resources they receive at USC to work in a variety of different fields. Jennifer Kim and Erika Rodriguez, who both work in employer relations and research for the USC Career Center, analyzed the data. “For the class of 2017, Amazon was our top employer,” Kim said. “Right after that was Ernst & Young, and [the] third [employer] was USC. We’re hiring a lot of our own students.”Other companies emphasize the tech and health fields: Google fell to sixth place, Microsoft was ninth, Intel was 10th and Kaiser was 14th, according to Kim.“This is a work in progress for now,” Kim said, explaining that the data collection likely won’t be complete until this winter. “Those are the top employers that our students are getting offers from.”In a separate study using data collected from LinkedIn, one USC student was able to estimate where the most alumni end up working after they graduate from the University. Ayman Siraj, a senior majoring in chemical engineering who writes for USC’s student-run blog Trojans360, created an infographic of the top seven employers of USC alumni. The post, which was published on Oct. 20, quickly gained traction on social media and was retweeted by both the USC Career Center and the official USC account on Twitter within two days of its original publication.According to Siraj’s personal research, the top employers were Kaiser Permanente, with over 1,290 alumni, The Boeing Company, with over 1,260, and then Intel, Google, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft.However, Siraj admits the data is not fully complete or accurate. “There’s some caveat to it,” Siraj said. “Of course not all alumni are on LinkedIn, like the older [Trojans].” Recent graduates of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Rayed Khan and Stephanie Brill, both work at Boeing. They say that USC’s academic preparation and networking was an enormous support in helping them land the positions that they are at today in Boeing.“We do USC events … So immediately I felt like I knew USC people at Boeing,” Brill said. “I felt like there was this community that I could reach out to if I needed to.”In addition to working as an airline support engineer and in customer support for Boeing Commercial Airlines, Khan is a deputy focal for USC. He explained Boeing has a number of “focus schools” in which it hires from and puts on specialized outreach events for. USC is one of these schools, and Khan cites the massive alumni support from the company that nurtures new employees and provides resources for them to be successful.“You say ‘Fight On’ to your fellow Trojans when you’re at work,” Khan said.While the strength of the USC alumni network is very apparent at these large, multi-national companies, Kim expressed concern that the infographic and other statistics of top USC employers will lead students to think they will have an easy way in at these companies because of their alma mater.“One of the things that I’m sort of afraid of is, because of that list, everyone’s going to just apply to those companies or the top 10 I’ve shared with you,” Kim said. “My number one [piece of] advice is apply to as many different employers as possible and do not just go for the name brand companies. Students should diversify their job search.”last_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse to narrowly beat Wake Forest Saturday

first_img Published on November 9, 2017 at 7:14 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (4-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) returns home to the Carrier Dome for the first time since upsetting then-No. 2 Clemson on Oct. 13. The Orange takes on Wake Forest (5-4, 2-3) Saturday at 3 p.m. SU is coming off a 27-24 road loss to Florida State and the Demon Deacons are coming off an 11-point loss to No. 3 Notre Dame.Joe Bloss (5-4)Under pressureSyracuse 31, Wake Forest 27A bowl is not impossible should Syracuse lose, but the pressure of having to win both of your final games to ensure eligibility is something nobody wants right now. SU needs this. Unlike last season’s matchup between these two teams, the hurricane-free environment of the Carrier Dome will help. The Orange should finally surpass 30 points for the first time in a long time by making use of its favorable offensive matchups. And its helmets will look cool.Tomer Langer (5-4)Home againSyracuse 30, Wake Forest 27A fun little nugget that I saw in the game notes provided by SU Athletics: The final score for three of the last four games for Syracuse has been 27-24 (two wins against Pittsburgh and Clemson and a loss to Wake Forest). That seems like the right range for this game, but both these team’s have high-powered offenses so I’ll give each a little bit more. Syracuse has looked like a dominant team at home this year outside of it’s still-confusing loss to Middle Tennessee State. I think that being back in the Dome is enough for the SU to pull out a victory. That being said, this prediction is entirely dependent on the health of starting quarterback Eric Dungey. If he can’t go, I’m not if the Orange can win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMatthew Gutierrez (4-5)RadioactiveSyracuse 35, Wake Forest 34One thing bodes especially well for Syracuse: The Demon Deacons pass defense was shredded last week at No. 3 Notre Dame. Granted, UND is 8-1 and in contention for the national title, but this much is clear: SU can exploit the WFU defense, which allowed 330 passing yards last week — 200 more than UND’s season average. With big games by Dungey and Co., the Orange wins narrowly to get one step closer to a bowl. Commentslast_img read more

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Closer and RP

first_img32Andrew Miller*Cardinals33Jeremy JeffressBrewers34Dellin BetancesYankees35Archie BradleyDiamondbacks36Adam OttavinoYankees37Alex ReyesCardinals38Ross StriplingDodgers39Pedro Strop*Cubs40Corey KnebelBrewers41Chad GreenYankees42Seranthony DominguezPhillies43Jace FryWhite Sox44Jose CastilloPadres45Ty ButtreyAngels46Joe JimenezTigers47Ryan PresslyAstros48Jeurys FamiliaMets49Will HarrisAstros50Keone KelaPirates51Tony CingraniDodgers52Ryan BrasierRed Sox53Drew Steckenrider*Marlins54Adam Conley*Marlins55Wily Peralta*Royals56Blake Parker*Twins57Mark Melancon*Giants58Diego CastilloPadres59A.J. MinterBraves60Oliver PerezIndians61Darren O’DayBraves62Ray BlackGiants63Hector NerisPhillies64Richard RodriguezPirates65Lou TrivinoA’s66Yoshihisa HiranoDiamondbacks67Richard BleierOrioles68Carl Edwards Jr.Cubs69Seth LugoMets70Nate JonesWhite Sox71Kyle BarracloughNationals72Cam BedrosianAngels73Ryan YarbroughRays74Craig StammenPadres75Taylor RogersTwins Closer has long been the bane of fantasy baseball owners’ existences. Around two-thirds of major league teams change their closer at some point during the season, and with more committees and “openers” becoming en vogue, it’s not long before we have no idea what to expect from ninth-inning situations heading into the season, making these rankings even more of an exercise in futility. High-strikeout middle relievers are becoming more than just late-round sleepers, and you should have more than a few circled on your cheat sheet. While you might not draft more than one or two, knowing who can rack up innings and Ks (and possibly wins and saves) while keeping peripherals low is important.Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZN It’s important to note that for our rankings below, we rank the projected closers above the projected middle relievers. Josh Hader could easily be more valuable than the majority of the guys ranked above him, but given that saves is its own category in most leagues, the importance of getting guys who contribute in that stat can’t be understated (especially H2H leagues). (Update: Hader has been moved up with both Corey Knebel and Jeremy Jeffress injured to open the season, but it’s unclear if Milwaukee really wants Hader in the closer’s role.) Also, with several teams yet to officially name a closer (and Craig Kimbrel still unsigned), it’s fair to say these rankings will undergo quite a few changes before opening day. 2019 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Each teamBecause closer is such a volatile position, rankings can swing wildly from year to year. Save opportunities can dry up, and even just a couple more homers allowed or a little worse batted-ball luck can really inflate ERAs and WHIPs. That’s why we’re taking a bit of a cautious approach with someone like Blake Treinen, who was dominant last year but hadn’t show that level of brilliance at any point in his career. Still, he should have plenty of job security, at least to open the season, which gives him a boost over some other, perhaps more talented, pitchers.2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings Tiers, Draft StrategyCatcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | CloserJob security is definitely important but it changes rapidly, so as much as it’s valued throughout our preseason rankings, especially early, it isn’t everything, especially when you get into the RP2 range.2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Top 300Drafting at least one secure closer feels like a necessity, although we all know it doesn’t mean much over the course of an entire season. Injuries and cold streaks will happen, and you’ll definitely be hitting the waiver wire at some point. If you don’t overdraft your RPs and get a few high-upside options late in the draft, you can help mitigate the pain. Ultimately, though, you’re guessing and hoping on a lot of these guys. Good luck.center_img DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2019 cheat sheetFantasy Baseball Rankings: Closer and RPThese rankings are for standard 5×5, non-keeper leagues. Eligibility based on Yahoo default settings.* = closer battle in spring training**= Not eligible at that position on draft day but expected to play there RankingPlayerTeam1Aroldis ChapmanYankees2Edwin DiazMets3Kenley JansenDodgers4Josh HaderBrewers5Robert OsunaAstros6Sean DoolittleNationals7Blake TreinenA’s8Felipe VazquezPirates9Brad HandIndians10Raisel IglesiasReds11Kirby YatesPadres12Jose LeclercRangers13David RobertsonPhillies14Will Smith*Giants15Wade DavisRockies16Ken GilesBlue Jays17Alex ColomeWhite Sox18Craig KimbrelFA19Brandon MorrowCubs20Trevor MayTwins21Jose Alvarado*Rays22Matt Barnes*Red Sox23Arodys VizcainoBraves24Jordan Hicks*Cardinals25Brad Boxberger*Royals26Sergio Romo*Marlins27Greg HollandDiamondbacks28Cody AllenAngels29Shane GreeneTigers30Hunter StricklandMariners31Mychal Givens*Orioleslast_img read more