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EU budget 2014: Britain ordered to pay extra €2.1bn as compensation for its strong economic performance compared to other countries

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Egdon positive despite decline in oil revenues

first_img Egdon positive despite decline in oil revenues Tuesday 11 November 2014 8:02 pm Tags: NULL whatsapp UK OIL and gas firm Egdon Resources reported a loss of £460,000 for the year ended July 2014, compared with a loss of £720,000 in 2013.Oil and gas revenues dipped to £2.96m from £3.34m, despite production increasing. Mark Abbott, managing director at Egdon, said this was primarily down to declining oil prices.However, he added that because Egdon was more focused on onshore production, and had several interests in shale drilling projects, the company was “buffered from the worst effects of lower gas prices”.Abbott described the past year as being “transformational for the company”. He added: “We have made significant strides in delivering in our strategy.”Part of this strategy was to grow in the “UK unconventional resources space”. Egdon acquired Alkane Energy during the 2014 financial year, and entered into agreements with French oil firm Total and with Scottish Power. The group also raised £10m through two equity fundraisings.Another part of the firm’s strategy, according to Abbott, was to increase production. He highlighted that the company had reported daily production of 238 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boepd), compared with a target of 200 boepd. In terms of the firm’s outlook, Abbott was upbeat and said that while the timeline for shale gas production to begin was “uncertain”, he expected to see drilling begin in Egdon’s Gainsborough wells, in Lincolnshire, by the third quarter of next year. He continued: “We are looking at another programme of exploration in the Midlands, and we also have a gas project off the Yorkshire coast. It’s going to be a pretty active year going forward.”Sam Wahab, analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald, agreed that 2014 had been a “transformational year” for Egdon, and said the firm had evolved into a “leading UK unconventional bus­iness”. Shares in Egdon increased by 0.88 per cent yesterday. whatsapp Share Caitlin Morrison by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRelated Articles10 Amazing RVs You Won’t Want To Miss5 Shockingly Simple Ways To Clean White Shoes And Make Them Like NewThe Best 80 Inch 4k TV For Under $2,000by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorLoan Insurance WealthDolly Parton, 74, Takes off Makeup, Leaves Us With No WordsLoan Insurance WealthPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost Fun Show Comments ▼ last_img read more

Kier to bid for Mouchel? Housebuilder confirms “preliminary discussions”

first_imgMonday 1 December 2014 4:06 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus Eliminator Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Wishes He Made South Asian Roles ‘More Human’The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Show Comments ▼ Billy Ehrenberg whatsapp Sharecenter_img Kier to bid for Mouchel? Housebuilder confirms “preliminary discussions” Kier Group’s share price opened slightly lower this morning after it made a statement confirming it has held preliminary discussions regarding the possible acquisition of infrastructure builder Mouchel.According to online blog Betaville the going price for Mouchel will be £400m, although other sources mention figures as high as £500m. Mouchel was forced into administration in 2012 and a sale or IPO in 2015 would complete a remarkable recovery.  The Liverpool Echo added that the Merseyside-based company could also be a target for Interserve, a rival infrastructure group. Like many companies in the construction industry, Kier is having a strong year; in September it announced a 59 per cent increase in underlying operating profits for the 12 months to June 2014. whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Eight charts that sum up 2014

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp This year will be remembered for the fragmentation of mainstream politics, Scotland’s near exit from the 307-year old union and an economy which the Bank’s chief economist Andy Haldane described as “writhing in both agony and ecstasy.” What does all that look like? Here are eight charts that sum up the year. (Source: Getty)1. What for forward guidance?Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)Mark Carney’s forward guidance, which was first launched in 2013, indicated interest rates wouldn’t rise until unemployment fell below seven per cent – something which wasn’t expected to happen until 2016 or later. But by February of this year employment had already fallen below that threshold to 6.9 per cent and it continued to tail-off thereafter. The policy was then revised to focus on the margin of spare capacity in the economy more broadly as well as other “economic developments.” Again, investors were assured than any interest rate rise would be “gradual and limited.””The value of guidance from a central bank should be to provide a consistent and reliable indication of how it is thinking about its decisions and the future course of interest rates,” Andrew Sentance a senior economic adviser at PWC wrote in City A.M. “Instead we’ve had shifting goal posts, and rather confused messages about future policy.”2. Economic growth hits pre-crisis peaksSource: Office for National Statistics (ONS)The UK economy’s growth rate has been something of a success this year, especially when compared with that of its European counterparts, which have struggled to post anything above 0.5 per cent.In the second quarter of this year the UK’s economic output finally return to pre-crisis levels growing at 0.9 per cent during this period, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).A preliminary estimate of 0.8 per cent growth in July was the first official confirmation that the UK had recovered total output since the financial crisis hit in the last quarter of 2007.Some believed the UK hit that milestone even earlier. Estimates from think tank Niesr suggested that after six years the UK had seen output recover sometime in the three months to May.3. Politics isn’t dead yetSource: Electoral CommissionScotland’s referendum for independence in September gripped not only the UK but the whole wide world.At one point, it looked as though the Scottish National Party (SNP) might just clinch it, with three out of four polls showing the No campaign narrowly ahead. In a measured response, Westminster packed en masse, and hurried north to do some campaigning of their own.The Queen even got involved, breaking an age-old convention which stipulates she cannot publicly divulge her views on politics, hinting that she favoured the Yes campaign.Scots turned out in droves and a total of 3,619,915 people or 84.6 per cent of the electorate cast their vote. The record-breaking turnout, which was hailed by astonished politicians as “incredible”, also proved that politics isn’t dead just yet.In the end Scotland voted to remain in the United Kingdom, with 55 per cent voting against independence. Here’s a map showing how the different Scottish councils voted.4. House price crash avertedSource: Office for National Statistics (ONS)At the start of this year house prices just kept rising, prompting fears that we were teetering on the edge of another massive house price crash. Throughout the year average house prices grew 6.6 per cent between January and October finishing at £271,000.Years of record low interest rates as well as government subsidies such as buy-to-let had stoked housing markets pushing up house prices and mortgage approvals.Towards the end of the year, government measures like tighter mortgage approvals finally started to take effect, and house price growth remained static in July and August before finally falling in October. 5. Wage growth beats inflationSource: Office for National Statistics (ONS)This year one dilemma keeping the nation’s economists awake at night was the lack of wage growth, despite rising employment rates. It seemed that job growth had been concentrated towards the bottom end of the market meaning overall take home pay was struggling to pick up.November figures finally showed signs of improvement, when average earnings growth outstripped inflation for the first time since 2009. Average weekly pay excluding bonuses rose 1.3 per cent in the July to September period, which was 0.1 per cent above overall consumer price inflation for September. 6. Black Friday hit the UKSource: Experian and IMRGThis was the first year that US import Black Friday really hit the UK high street, bringing huge discounts, punch ups in supermarkets, police calls and crazy long queues with it.”This was probably the year when a major retailer embraced it in the traditional sense by offering in-store only promotions,” Bryan Roberts, director or retail insights at Kantar Retail told City A.M.In all, shoppers spent a whopping £810m online on Black Friday, according to data from Experian and IMRG, putting it ahead of prospective spend on Boxing Day, traditionally the highest-spending day of the year in the UK.About the data: Christmas day and boxing day is projected online spending while Black Friday and Cyber Monday is actual online spending.7. Tesco’s annus horribilisIt was a miserable year for retail giant Tesco.It started with a profit warning in January and from then on strove to plumb new depths, culminating in the company admitting it had overstated its profits by a whopping £250m. As the vultures circled the share price fell, helped on its way by the announcement that the over statement itself had been overstated, by £13m. Richard Broadbent, the chairman, stepped down amid cries of a scandal.There have been many charts of Tesco’s share price this year, but this one just about sums it up for a year peppered with profit warnings, resignations, share price drops and bad customer satisfaction ratings. Chief executive Dave Lewis has a job on his hands, and no mistake.8. The price of oilNo 2014 compilation of charts would be complete without a line showing oil prices hurtling to new lows. A combination of decreased demand, higher than expected OPEC production and the fracking boom in the United States led to oil prices dropping below $60 a barrel for the first time in years.Energy dependent Russia was dragged down with it and the sound of the creaking Russian economy was audible. Although Saudi Arabia’s oil minster, Ali al-Naimi, has said that the $60 a barrel price will be only temporary, others believe that low oil prices will continue for months, splitting the globe between petro-winners and losers.  Eight charts that sum up 2014 Share Jessica Morris Show Comments ▼ Monday 22 December 2014 5:00 amlast_img read more

Do you suffer from asthma? Maybe you should check again – an estimated 1m adults have been inaccurately diagnosed in the UK

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Sarah Spickernell by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost Fun A quarter of adults diagnosed with asthma in the UK may not actually suffer from it, according to an NHS watchdog. The inflammatory respiratory disease affects people of all ages, and causes such problems as wheezing and attacks of breathlessness.  There is no definitive test to identify the disease, however, which means doctors have to base their diagnoses on experience and symptoms rather than clinical evidence. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice), this means that over one million of the 4.3m UK adults who have been told they suffer from asthma, over a million may have been inaccurately diagnosed.  The public health body says that since these individuals show no clinical symptoms of the disease, they may in fact be suffering from other disorders which have similar impacts on the respiratory system.  Since asthma treatments can have some negative side effects, Nice has urged people who think they might have been inaccurately diagnosed to go and see their doctors. However, they advise no one to stop taking their treatments of their own accord.  Additionally, unrequited treatment could be costing the government vast sums of money – each year, the NHS spends an estimated £1bn on treating and caring for the country’s asthma sufferers. To improve the accuracy of diagnosis, Nice has proposed some new guidelines for doctors to adhere to when dealing with a potential asthma case, and hopes they will have come into effect by the summer. Rather than using their own experience, they are encouraging the adoption of more clinical tests, such as the use of spirometry – a machine allowing doctors to measure how much and how fast a person breathes out.    Prof Mark Baker, director of clinical practice at NICE, told the BBC: “Accurate diagnosis of asthma has been a significant problem which means that people may be wrongly diagnosed or cases might be missed in others. “Our aim with this guideline is to give clarity and set out the most clinical and cost-effective ways to diagnose and monitor asthma based on the best available evidence.” Wednesday 28 January 2015 5:43 am Do you suffer from asthma? Maybe you should check again – an estimated 1m adults have been inaccurately diagnosed in the UK whatsapp Tags: NULL Sharelast_img read more

Oil price climb helps Wall St – New York Report

first_img Express KCS US STOCKS jumped more than one per cent yesterday, led by energy shares as oil prices extended their recent rally, while higher-than-expected January car sales also bolstered the advance.Merger activity also helped, with shares of Office Depot jumping 21.6 per cent to $9.28 after reports the retailer was in advanced talks to merge with Staples. Staples shares gained 10.9 per cent to $19.01.The S&P 500 has gained 2.8 per cent over two sessions as the bounceback in oil prices and hopes of a Greek debt deal eased some global economic concerns.US crude oil prices rose seven per cent to settle at $53.05 . Brent and US oil prices have risen roughly 19 per cent in a week. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 305.36 points, or 1.76 per cent, to 17,666.4, the S&P 500 gained 29.18 points, or 1.44 per cent, to 2,050.03 and the Nasdaq added 51.05 points, or 1.09 per cent, to 4,727.74. Tags: NULL Oil price climb helps Wall St – New York Report whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tuesday 3 February 2015 8:23 pm whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Sofa giant DFS confirms £105m IPO on the London Stock Exchange

first_img whatsapp Sofa giant DFS confirms £105m IPO on the London Stock Exchange Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Friday 6 February 2015 3:07 am whatsapp DFS Furniture has confirmed plans for an international public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange, through which it hopes to raise £105m to reduce debts and future financing costs.The furniture retailer, which is owned by private equity firm Advent International, says it has a quarter of the share of the UK’s £3bn upholstered furniture market. It has 105 stores in the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands. The offer will include new shares and a partial sale of shares held by its owner Advent as well as members of the retailer’s management team.DFS had adjusted core earnings of £85.2m in the year to November 1 and its total sales rose nine per cent in the 26 weeks to January 15.Ian Filby, CEO of DFS, said: “Our vision is to take DFS from being a great British business to a world class business.”This is an exciting time for us as we continue to drive growth initiatives that are already underway against a backdrop of an improving macroeconomic environment.”We see significant opportunity to further increase the group’s penetration in the UK, strengthen our position as the market leader for online upholstered furniture sales and we recently entered Continental Europe with the opening of our first store in the Netherlands.” Sharecenter_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyGive It LoveRemember These Rare Sisters? See Them NowGive It LoveSenior Living | Search AdsSenior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look At The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsTotal PastAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongTotal Past Jessica Morris Tags: NULLlast_img read more

City Moves for 18 March 2015 | Who’s switching jobs

first_imgBaker BottsThe law firm has appointed Mark Rowley as the partner in charge of its London office. He joined Baker Botts in London in 2001, and has subsequently held positions in its office in Baku in Azerbaijan and Brisbane in Australia.Stanhope CapitalThe investment office has announced two appointments to its private equity division. Edward Clive becomes head of private funds. He was previously a senior director within Stanhope Capital’s investment research department, and has also held positions at Lazard and Vantage Group. Jerome Sibony becomes head of direct investments. He joins from Neo Investment Partners, where he was the senior principal on its small/mid cap private equity fund. Sibony has also held positions at GE Capital, Activa Capital and Atlas Venture.BLP The law firm has appointed Caroline Walker as a partner in its real estate department. She joins from Wragge Lawrence Graham, where she has been a partner in its real estate team since 2012. Walker advises on commercial property transactions, and specialises in investment and development work for institutional clients.SavillsThe real estate firm has appointed Tom Whalley to its City lease consultancy team. He joins as a director, having held positions at Jones Lang LaSalle and Kinney & Green. Whalley has particular expertise in office rent reviews, lease renewals and Section 18 (1) valuations.Waverton Investment ManagementThe investment management firm has announced two appointments to its charities team. Emma Robertson will work on business development, and joins after 10 years at Ethical Screening. Edward Jewson joins as a charity consultant. He founded Jewson Associates, an investment consultancy in the charity sector, in 1993, and led the firm until its acquisition by Stanhope Capital in 2011. Jewson was subsequently a partner at Stanhope and head of its charities and consultancy division.Paul HastingsThe law firm has appointed Mark Shepherd as a partner in its real estate division in London. He joins from DLA Piper, and has also previously held roles at SJ Berwin (now King & Wood Mallesons). Shepherd acts on large commercial transactions including investment, joint venture arrangements, and development transactions.To appear in City Moves please email your career updates and pictures to [email protected] up to receive the new City Moves morning update if you haven’t already. Tuesday 17 March 2015 9:43 pm whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Sharecenter_img More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Express KCS City Moves for 18 March 2015 | Who’s switching jobs by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyMoneyWise.com15 States Where Americans Don’t Want To Live AnymoreMoneyWise.comTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBallEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Ford sales ease off the gas amid product switch

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat is ‘Ranked-Choice Voting,’ the New System for New York’s MayoralFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily Proof Tuesday 28 April 2015 9:14 pm Express KCS whatsapp whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼center_img Tags: NULL FORD saw a fall in profits for the first three months of the year as its sales in North America were dampened by a product switchover.Globally, the firm sold 1.57m vehicles, down 21,000 compared with a year earlier, according to its financial results released yesterday.Fewer vehicle sales were registered in North America – it’s biggest market – due to the ongoing launches of the F-150 pickup truck and the Ford Edge SUV. There were 678,000 sales in North America – a fall of 39,000.Ford chief executive Mark Fields remained upbeat. He said it “was a good start to a year in which our results will grow progressively stronger as the new products we have been launching start to pay off. We are re-confirming that 2015 will be a breakthrough year for Ford”. The second largest US car producer maintained its full-year forecast of pre-tax profit between $8.5bn (£5.5bn) and $9.5bn.Ford’s overall net income for the first three months of the year fell seven per cent to $924m, or 23 cents a share, from $989m, or 24 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenue fell 5.6 per cent to $33.9bn. The company also benefitted from a narrowing of losses in South America and Europe, but conditions are expected to stay tough.“The external environment in South America has deteriorated compared to where we were just a few months ago,” Ford Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks told reporters.Ford made a pre-tax loss of $189m in South America, a $321m improvement on the first three months of 2014. Pre-tax losses in Europe amounted to £185m, a $9m improvement. Ford sales ease off the gas amid product switch by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableylast_img read more

General Election 2015: Pollsters were one of the biggest losers

first_img Share whatsapp whatsapp Friday 8 May 2015 10:02 am Britain was in disbelief last night after an exit poll suggested the Tories were just shy of a majority with 316 seats, defying months of polls suggesting we were on the edge of what would be the closest election in living memory.Until this point we’d been told the two mains parties – the Tories and Labour – were tied at 33 per cent each, meaning neither would get enough seats to form a majority, and a period of inter-party negotiations inevitable. Experts are unsure caused this, with some saying that people may have had a last minute change of heart, and others suggesting there could be deeper issues relating to how pollsters gauge the public’s voting intentions.”It could be simply that people lied to the pollsters, that they were shy or that they genuinely had a change of heart on polling day,” Alberto Nardelli wrote in the Guardian.”Or there could be more complicated underlying challenges within the polling industry, due for example to the fact that a diminishing number of people use landlines or that Internet polls are ultimately based on a self-selected sample.”It’s led some to ask whether there’s a more widespread problem when it comes to accurate polling practices.Pollsters failed to call Scottish independence referendum when the “no” vote won by 11 points vs. just two to three points had had been predicted.”If the polls have a poor election, it won’t be the first time,” Nate Silver wrote on fivethirtyeight.com. In fact, it’s become harder to find an election in which the polls did all that well.””Perhaps it’s just been a run of bad luck. But there are lots of reasons to worry about the state of the polling industry.””Voters are becoming harder to contact, especially on landline telephones. Online polls have become commonplace, but some eschew probability sampling, historically the bedrock of polling methodology.”However Stephan Shakespeare, chief executive of YouGov, took to Twitter to say it had nothing to do with whether voters are interviewed by telephone or over the internet.Some people are making this into online/offline – ICM, considered the gold-standard phone pollster, had 1% Labour lead— Stephan Shakespeare (@StephanShaxper) May 8, 2015 Jessica Morris Tags: General Election 2015 Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com General Election 2015: Pollsters were one of the biggest losers last_img read more