first_imgExpeditors also reported a 12% increase in ocean containers booked, earning revenue of $536.4m, and a 6% increase in air freight tonnage, which brought in $667.3m. Customs brokerage earned $395.4m.Chief executive Jeffrey Musser said: “Our second-quarter ocean and airfreight volume increases provided encouraging revenue growth. We also saw strong revenue growth in our customs brokerage and other services product.“While pricing volatility still presents challenges, we feel very good about expanding our ocean freight and airfreight market share in key markets.“From a geographic perspective, our efforts during the last year to expand our Europe-based business showed up in European operating income growth. These results compensated for weaker Americas growth and an actual decline in Asia Pacific.”The gains made in Europe notwithstanding, the region remains small compared with North America and Asia-Pacific. Expeditors earned $254.1m in Europe, compared with $438.9m in North America and $793.2m in Asia Pacific, while operating profits from the three regions were $14.2m, $59.8m and $51.4m, respectively.Mr Musser formally took over the reins of Expeditors at the beginning of the quarter, on 1 March, following the retirement of founder and industry legend Peter Rose after 32 years at the company.Under his tenure, the company consistently delivered “phenomenal earnings multiples”, according to one long-term Expeditors’ observer, and it prided itself on investing in its employees, with its principal strategy in dealing with the recession after the Lehman collapse being a “no redundancies” policy.It stuck to its guns during the worst that 2009 could throw at it and when the sudden upturn came at the end of that year, Expeditors was in perfect condition to take advantage of the recovery.The fact that Mr Musser has presided over a dip in earnings has led to some questioning if he was the right man to succeed his father-in-law, given that the first task he set himself was a strategic overhaul of the company – although it is difficult to ascertain what exactly this has entailed so far.“The assessment process will necessitate a reallocation of resources,” said Mr Musser yesterday. “This will require us to focus very carefully on optimising existing resources to internally fund our strategic objectives without requiring excessive additions to overall headcount.”The Seattle Times commented that “the company’s corporate missives, colourful and blunt under Rose’s tenure, are taking on a much blander, MBA-like tone”. By Gavin van Marle 06/08/2014 One of the US’s largest freight forwarders, Expeditors International, has reported a 6% increase in revenue, but a 1% decrease in profit following weaker second-quarter results in its largest geographical segment – Asia-Pacific.However, gains made in Europe almost offset reduced profits in Asia and flat returns in North America.The Seattle-headquartered company recorded second-quarter revenue of $1.59bn and operating profits of $142.4m, compared with $1.5bn and $143.6m in same quarter of 2013.For the first half of the year, its results were marginally better, with total revenue and operating income of $3.1bn and $277.6m, representing growth of 6% and 2% respectively, against $2.9bn and $272.1m in the first half of 2013.last_img read more

first_imgPhilippines’ Andray Blatche attacks a Congo defender for an inside basket. CIGNAL-SBP PHOTO Both teams traded advantages early in the third period with the score tied 43-all before Congo used their advantage inside to surge to a 62-55 edge midway in the fourth quarter. With the defeat, the nine-man national men’s basketball team was relegated to the battle-for-third place game against either Ivory Coast or host Spain on Saturday night (Sunday in Manila). The Philippines opened the match with a 9-4 score on hits from Andray Blatche and John Paul Erram but Congo leaned on its inside and outside conversions to come to within 18-21. Gilas Pilipinas went on to build a 28-20 advantage early in the second on fastbreak plays from Jaymar Perez and Robert Bolick but the Congo clawed its way back to within 32-33 at the half.center_img MANILA – Gilas Pilipinas failed to score a repeat against Congo with an 82-71 defeat in the 2019 Torneo de Malaga pocket tournament on Friday night (Saturday in Manila) in Malaga, Spain. It was all Congo since then as their outside hit connected to build its largest lead at 76-61 with less than five minutes in the match. Gilas Pilipinas tried to trim the deficit but could only come to as close as 11 points. Bolick top-scored with 21 points for the Joseller “Yeng” Guiao-mentored national squad as Blatche was held to just 15 markers in the contest./PNlast_img read more

first_imgManchester United have signed PSV Eindhoven’s Memphis Depay for around €33million.  CEST Upd. at 16:51 07/05/2015 Jordi Blanco Depay, 21, is considered the best emerging talent in Holland and was the top goalscorer in the Eredivisie this season. center_img With 21 goals in the Dutch league this season, he helped PSV claim the title.  He played for Louis van Gaal’s Holland side at last summer’s World Cup and it was confirmed on Thursday that he will once again link up with Van Gaal at United.  For the past few months he has been linked with several sides, including Liverpool and Chelsea, but the lure of Old Trafford and Van Gaal proved too good to turn down.  And while Depay is Manchester United’s first signing ahead of Van Gaal’s second season in charge, he certainly won’t be the last.last_img read more

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS A PAKENHAM school has remained tight-lipped over a claim by a special-needs student who said he was…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsA pair of Nelson Selects Rep squads made the short trek across the 49th parallel to compete in the Coeur d’Alene Youth Soccer Tournament this past weekend.The Nelson U14 girl’s and U15 boy’s experienced mixed results at the two-day event.U14 Girl’s DivisionThe Nelson Selects found it very difficult to find goals in Coeur d’Alene, going scoreless in three games.“(Two games) Nelson dominated . . . but could not get the ball into the net,” said a team spokesperson.The Selects opened the tourney with a scoreless tie against Helena Arsenal of Idaho.Game two was against an impressive North Idaho Avalanche squad, consisting mostly of 15-year-old players.Nelson was definitely up against it against the Avs, losing 7-0.In game three, the Nelson defence turned up the tempo but the offence failed to produce once again as the Selects played to a scoreless tie against Sandpoint Strikers.U15 Boy’s DivisionThe Nelson Selects, coached by Scott Lewis, tied two and lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to finish out of the playoffs in the U16 Boy’s Division in Coeur d’Alene.The 1-0 loss came thanks to a controversial call by the referee, awarding the opposition a penalty shot.The week before in Trail, the Selects edged Cranbrook 2-1 to claim the top prize in the Kootenay South Tournament.Dylan Whiffen and Daniel Rodman scored for Nelson.The Selects advanced to the final by stopping host Kootenay South 1-0 and a much-improved Creston team [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgRoinn B (13) Carrabane 2 – 13 Maree    1 – 8        Roinn C (13) Ballymana 0 – 10 Portumna    0 – 4   Roinn D (13) Corrandulla 3 – 5 Mountbellew 2 – 3 Roinn E (13) Brierhill   4 – 8 Cregmore3 – 3 Roinn F (11) Bushypark   5 – 8 St. Pats Galway 0 – 3 Roinn G (11) Carnaun   7 – 10 Kiltullagh 3 – 6Roinn H (*9) Gurteen  4 – 20 Tullykyne   4 – 6  Roinn I   (9) Menlough2 – 5 Annagh   1 – 6      Roinn J (9) Tierneevin 7 – 9 Woodford 1 – 2Roinn K (9) Kilnadeema   4 – 16 Doorus 1 – 5    Roinn L (7) Mullagh    1 – 13 Ballaghlea 1 – 10  Roinn M (7) Lough Cutra 5 – 6 Clonfert 5 – 5 (AET)   Roinn N (7) Kilcoona  9 – 4 Kilconly    0 – 3           Roinn O (7) Kilkerrin   5 – 6 Windfield 2 – 1          Roinn S   (9) Cummer   1 – 8Sylane   1 – 2Roinn P (5) Caltra 7 – 8 Raheen    5 – 5       Roinn R (5) Kiltormer 1 – 6 Abbey    1 – 0Girls Football Roinn E (11) Clarinbridge beat Scoil Fhursa   print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Roinn A (13) Killeeneen 3 – 14 Bullaun   0 – 3  last_img read more

first_imgCorofin face Nemo Rangers in the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Semi – Final on Saturday the 4th of January in Cusack Park, Ennis at 1.30. The dates, times and venues for the AIB Football and Hurling All-Ireland Intermediate and Junior Club semi-finals have been confirmed. The following day, Sunday the 5th Micheal Breathnach’s All-Ireland Junior Hurling Club Semi-Final with Russel Rovers from Cork will be played in Kilmallock Co Limerick and will throw in at 1.30. St Thomas will face Borris – Illeagh in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Club Semi-Final at 4pm on the same day at the LIT Gaelic Grounds. A week later, on Saturday the 11th, Oughterard face Templenoe in the AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Intermediate Club Semi-Final at the LIT Gaelic Grounds throwing in at 2pm. TheFixtures for the Galway Teams are as follows: SaturdayJanuary 4th AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi-FinalCorofin v Nemo Rangers – Cusack Park, Ennis – 1.30pmSundayJanuary 5th AIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Semi-FinalMicheal Breathnach v Russel Rovers – Kilmallock CoLimerick – 1.30pmAIB GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Semi – Final St Thomas v Borris – Illeagh – LIT Gaelic Grounds Limerick – 4pm Sunday January 11th AIB GAA Football All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship Semi-FinalOughterard v Templenoe – LIT Gaelic Grounds Limerick– 2pm print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

first_imgWe now need some time to consider our options and explore all avenues possible for this to happen. We acknowledge and thank all involved for their efforts in the discussions so far, and appreciate your patience and continued support as we work through what is a challenging and complex environment.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway United joined other member clubs of the First Division Alliance (FDA) on a call yesterday, Friday 12 June 2020, with the FAI, for an update on the potential support available, including financial, to progress a path forward for a safe return to football. Whilst the financial challenges are significant, we are also very aware of the positive impact a return to football would provide for the health and well-being of all involved in our club and wider community. As such, the safety of our players is of paramount importance to the club in this decision making process. We are actively working with other FDA clubs to try to ensure a safe and successful return.last_img read more

first_imgBy BEN HARRISThere will be plenty of teams throwing caution to the wind in the hope their desperation can hand them a semi-finals berth at the National Touch League at Coffs Harbour.Day three is the start of the finals for six of the divisions.Sydney Rebels, Brisbane City Cobras and ACT Pirates have all confirmed their spots in the quarter-finals of the mixed open division.Rebels remain unbeaten in Pool A and palmed off South Queensland Sharks, their nearest rivals, on day two.In the other top of the table clash in Pool B, the Cobras defeated the Pirates 7-5 and look set to top that division.Hunter Western Hornets appear to be the team to beat in the women’s T-League as they are the only undefeated side left.They lead by four points in Pool B from Cobras and Sydney Scorpions, while it’s much tighter in Pool A with South West Queensland Swans holding onto a slender lead from the Sunshine Coast Pineapples and South Australia Heat.The Queensland sides continue to lead the way in the men’s T-League with North Queensland Tropical Cyclones and Cobras levelled on the same number of points in Pool A.Central Queensland Bulls (A) remain undefeated in Pool B with Sydney Scorpions second.Scorpions remain undefeated in the men’s 30s but hot on their tails are the Pineapples and the Sharks.The Sharks and Pineapples are also in the mix for the women’s 35s as they are one and two respectively while Hornets are in third spot.Scorpions lead in the men’s 40s with a host of teams in a log-jam behind them, while in the women’s 40s the Swans and Hornets are on the same number of points.The men’s 45s is a battle between the Scorpions and the Sharks, and in the senior mixed, Scorpions lead the way in that division.The Queensland sides are in front in the men’s 50s and men’s 55s divisions.Sharks (A), Pineapples and the Cyclones occupy the first three positions but there are five teams all within a win of each other.Only a huge form reversal will deny the Cyclones victory in the men’s 55s as they have all of their matches and lead the division by 12 points.Day three is finals day with the first lot of finals beginning at 4.45pm.You can keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2015 National Touch League in the following ways: Websites Social Media Facebook – Twitter – (be sure to use the hashtag #NTL2015) Instagram – YouTube – (live streaming of select games will occur, stay tuned to for all of the links)Related LinksNTL day twolast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp talks Aussie keepersby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he’s a fan of Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan.Klopp discussed the Aussie ahead of facing Brighton this weekend.He said, “Usually in goal, I didn’t know him [Matthew Ryan] really before I came to England, but Mitch Langerak was my second goalkeeper at Dortmund and I always thought is it possible for Australia to have a better goalkeeper than him? “Yes, obviously because Ryan is fantastic on the line.” last_img read more