McDonald’s profit up – but costs rise

first_img McDonald’s profit up – but costs rise Show Comments ▼ McDonald’s reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as the world’s largest restaurant company posted March sales that topped analyst expectations.But the company’s profit margin took a hit because of rising food and paper costs, and it increased its inflation forecasts.It said it now expects food costs to rise between 4 and 4.5 per cent in the United States and Europe this year. In January, McDonald’s said it expected its food costs to rise two per cent to 2.5 per cent this year in the United States and 3.5 percent to 4.5 per cent in Europe. Its shares slid 1.5 per cent to $77.25 in premarket trading.McDonald’s has been on a great run – outperforming most other US restaurant chains and taking market share from smaller rivals amid a slow US economic recovery.After struggling during the recession, McDonald’s has outperformed its fast food peers by innovating its menu. The company pointed to its McCafe menu as a source of the sales gains.“The bottom line is they’re still doing a great job of growing revenue,” said Peter Jankovskis, co-chief investment officer at Oakbrook Investments in Lisle, Illinois. The firm owns McDonald’s shares.Analysts remain concerned about high gas prices which could prompt fast-food restaurant patrons to cut back. But Jankovskis said McDonald’s was better equipped than others.“The big test will come in the summer months with gasoline remaining in the neighborhood of $4- that’s when the strength of McDonald’s will come through.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads whatsapp Thursday 21 April 2011 10:10 amcenter_img Share 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe 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 Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap whatsapp John Dunne Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Rugby World Cup Japan city guide – Kumamoto

first_imgWednesday Dec 5, 2018 Rugby World Cup Japan city guide – Kumamoto After exploring Fukuoka, the next stop on Jaybor Staunton’s Japanese Rugby World Cup host city guide is Kumamoto on the southern island of Kyushu.ADVERTISEMENTFamous for it’s 16th century castle, Kumamoto-jo, the bustling city radiates around this stunning landmark.Jaybor explores the thriving city and tastes some of the local delicacies, before taking a helicopter ride around Japan’s largest active volcano, Mount Aso.He also visited the 32,000 seater Kumamoto stadium that will play host to Wales, France, Tonga and Uruguay at the Rugby World Cup 2019.Catch up Jaybor’s previous visit to the city of Fukuoka here. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Social Ecology gives stock to SEA Change

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Social Ecology gives stock to SEA Change About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Innovative US online services provider Social Ecology has announced the latest recipient of its grants of pre-IPO stock. SEA Change is an entrepreneurial nonprofit marketplace which provides access to expertise, collaboration and capital by connecting social entrepreneurs, business leaders and social investors. Find out more from Social Ecology. Advertisement Howard Lake | 3 January 2001 | News read more

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Weekly Ethanol Production Down Again

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Energy Weekly Ethanol Production Down Again By Gary Truitt – Mar 22, 2017 Weekly Ethanol Production Down Again Facebook Twitter Previous articleAg Trade a Top Priority for Trump AdministrationNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for March 23, 2017 Gary Truitt SHARE SHARE According to EIA data, ethanol production averaged 1.044 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 43.85 million gallons daily. That is down 1,000 b/d from the week before, but the 21st straight week over 1 million b/d. The four-week average for ethanol production increased to 1.037 million b/d for an annualized rate of 15.9 billion gallons.Stocks of ethanol stood at 22.6 million barrels, the lowest in five weeks. That is a 0.9% decrease from last week and the third consecutive weekly decrease.Imports of ethanol were nonexistent for the 29th straight week.Gasoline demand for the week averaged 386.4 million gallons (9.2 million barrels) daily. Refiner/blender input of ethanol averaged 915,000 b/d. Year-to-date gasoline consumption is running 3.6% below the same period in 2016, but year-to-date ethanol blending is up 1% over the same period last year.Expressed as a percentage of daily gasoline demand, daily ethanol production was 11.35%.Source: RFAlast_img read more

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Open letter to France’s leaders on eve of visit by President Yanukovych

first_img Reporters Without Borders addressed an open letter yesterday to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, foreign minister Bernard Kouchner and National Assembly speaker Bernard Accoyer about the “serious violations of media freedom” in Ukraine since Viktor Yanukovych’s election as president in February.It was prompted by the fact that President Yanukovych was due to arrive today in France for two-day visit during which he is to meet with Sarkozy, Kouchner and other senior officials.Reporters Without Borders said in its letter that it had been “surprised by the suddenness and speed of the deterioration in the situation” in Ukraine and felt it had no choice but to conduct a fact-finding visit to the country at the end of July.The letter summarised the conclusions of the follow-up report that Reporters Without Borders released in August: – The Ukrainian media are being subjected to increasing harassment by government officials, politicians and leading businessmen.- The authorities failed to convince Reporters Without Borders that they seriously intend to deal with cases of obstruction or violence against journalists.- Reporters Without Borders received many accounts that attest to a return of censorship, especially in the broadcasting sector.- The fact that the owner of Ukraine’s biggest broadcasting group is at the same time the head of the Ukrainian intelligence services and a member of the judiciary supreme council constitutes a serious conflict of interest.The letter also noted that “journalist Vasyl Klymentyev’s disappearance in suspicious circumstances in August has reinforced our concerns.”Urging the French authorities to convey its concerns and recommendations to President Yanukovych, Reporters Without Borders said “the change of government in Ukraine has raised many questions in France and elsewhere in Europe about the kind of relations that would be possible with a Ukraine that respects fundamental rights less and turns a deaf ear to the appeals of its European neighbours.”An unsuccessful candidate in the 2004 presidential election, Yanukovych won the two-round presidential election held in January and February of this year and took office on 25 February. The report of the fact-finding visit that Reporters Without Borders carried out in Ukraine in July is entitled “Press freedom in Ukraine – the temptation to control.” to go further October 7, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to France’s leaders on eve of visit by President Yanukovych Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Organisation Related documents lettreouvertebkouchnergb.pdfPDF – 98.12 KBpresident_nicolas_sarkozygb.pdfPDF – 93.26 KB FranceEurope – Central Asia FranceEurope – Central Asia News Follow the news on France June 4, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story News RSF_en May 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Addresses Foreclosure Notice Requirements

first_img Tagged with: Foreclosure Foreclosure Laws JPMorgan Chase v. Taggart notice of foreclosure Pennsylvania Supreme Court Previous: The Best American Cities for Public Transit Next: 25 of the Largest Metros are Overvalued Foreclosure Foreclosure Laws JPMorgan Chase v. Taggart notice of foreclosure Pennsylvania Supreme Court 2018-03-06 David Wharton One of the most important elements of the foreclosure process is adhering to regulations for the area in which the foreclosure is occurring. Given that foreclosure law varies wildly from state to state, staying abreast of new developments can be crucial. With that in mind, servicers might want to keep their eyes on Pennsylvania, where the state Supreme Court is set to address an issue involving foreclosure notifications that could have wider implications and precedents.The case of JPMorgan Chase v. Taggart ultimately comes down to paperwork, with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court set to rule on whether the law requires a mortgagee to send a new notice of intent to foreclose before actually filing a second foreclosure complaint in cases where the initial complaint was dismissed.The case ties back to an earlier ruling, 2014’s Wells Fargo Bank v. Spivak, in which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court found that “when a residential mortgagee delivers an Act 6 notice, commences a foreclosure action against a mortgagor (‘first action’), discontinues that foreclosure action, and re-files another foreclosure action against a mortgagor for the same premises (‘second action’), the lack of a new notice prior to the second action is fatal to the second action.”As reported by Law.com, Taggart came about after Chase Bank began foreclosure proceedings on defendant Kenneth Taggart in September 2010. When Chase didn’t answer Taggart’s initial objections to the foreclosure in a timely manner, the case was tossed out. JPMorgan Chase Bank eventually took charge of Taggart’s mortgage, after which, in July 2013, they filed a new foreclosure complaint. They did not, however, send Taggart a new notice of intent to foreclose.In November 2015, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Kenneth Powell Jr. ruled against Taggart and in favor of Great Ajax Operating Partnership, who by that point was the holder of Taggart’s mortgage. Taggart appealed on the grounds that he’d never received a new notice of intent to foreclose from JPMorgan Chase Bank two years earlier, and last August, a Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in his favor.Now the case has landed before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Joshua Thomas, an attorney from the firm of Chadds Ford who is representing Taggart, has suggested that the case could set important precedents for homeowners facing foreclosure.Stephen M. Hladik of Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP, a Legal League 100 member firm, told DS News, “There are two ways that a Pennsylvania foreclosure case can conclude before a judgment: either through a voluntary dismissal of the action or involuntarily by an order of the court. The perplexing question always faced by a lender was whether it was required under Pennsylvania law to tender new notices to a borrower before restarting foreclosure after a dismissal (whether voluntary or involuntary), even if the loan due date never changed. This issue gets further compounded by trying to determine which notice would need to be re-sent: Act 6 Notice or Act 91 Notice? If required to tender new notices, there is an obvious cost and delay inherent in that process, which would seem rather needless in instances where the loan due date never changed.”Hladik continued, “In this Taggart case, the intermediate appellate court held that in instances where the foreclosure case was not voluntarily dismissed (i.e., it was dismissed by court order), there is no need to send new notices. In a previous decision in Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Spivak, the same appellate court held that in instances where a foreclosure case was voluntarily dismissed, new notices were in fact required. Now the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will rule conclusively on the necessity of new notices after a dismissal. This an issue that the industry needs to be aware of, and one that the industry ought to consider appearing through an amicus brief to let the state’s high court understand and appreciate the industry’s perspective.”Bradley J. Osborne is an attorney for Richard M. Squire & Associates, LLC. When asked to comment on the Pennsylvania case, Osborne told DS News, “While is seems like common sense that a lender or servicer must send out a new notice of intention foreclose after each of its own voluntary dismissals—generally for the loan being brought current through reinstatement or other loss mitigation mechanism—the line is blurred where there is a servicing transfer and the new servicer chooses to discontinue suit to pursue non-litigation options.”“Servicers should be aware and use a general rule of sending new notices prior to initiating any new foreclosure action where there was a prior lender or servicer,” Osborne continued. “This would alleviate concerns of a negative litigation outcome specifically by breaking the argument that the borrower lacked notice of the default and lacked knowledge of the lender’s/servicer’s identity prior to foreclosure.” The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Pennsylvania Supreme Court Addresses Foreclosure Notice Requirements Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton March 6, 2018 3,698 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, Headlines, Journal, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Pennsylvania Supreme Court Addresses Foreclosure Notice Requirementslast_img read more

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Web helps HR with hiring

first_img The Internet is helping HR professionals develop the capability to fulfil most of their recruitment needs themselves rather than depend on agencies and consultancies to do it for them. This was the controversial message delivered to an audience of recruitment specialists by Vance Kearney, vice-president of HR at Oracle, last week.But Kearney warned that many HR professionals lack the skills to take on the full role as in-house recruiters and there is a long way to go before margins in the recruitment industry would be seriously under pressure.“Oracle has taken on 15 recruiters from the recruitment industry because we find them more effective than HR people,” he said. “They are more energetic, customer-focused and work harder than traditional HR.”Kearney sees technology automating basic personnel tasks and freeing up HR departments to add more value to the business by concentrating on recruitment, retention and career development issues using the Web. Too many employers, however, have been slow to make this change because HR struggles to get the investment for new systems. Kearney believes that as HR gets better at e-resourcing, e-career matching, on-line training and development it will improve retention levels and there will be less need for recruitment. Oracle’s turnover of IT staff a couple of years ago was as high as 25 per cent at a time when the company was trying to double the size of its business. That is changing now and it has made huge savings by standardising systems worldwide and cutting staff. Web recruitment has never been a major problem for Oracle anyway because it is an established brand.“Oracle will never be bigger than it is today in terms of numbers of people,” said Kearney. “Anyone sticking their head in the sand and saying the Internet stuff won’t affect them is crazy.”Jane King reports from the Recruitment Consultancy Matters conference, London, 12 September Web helps HR with hiringOn 19 Sep 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Dixie State Football’s Remington Kelly Named to National Football Foundation Honor Society

first_imgApril 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football’s Remington Kelly Named to National Football Foundation Honor Society FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Wednesday, Dixie State football defensive lineman Remington Kelly was named to the 2019 National Football Foundation/College Hall of Fame Honor Society. Written by Brad James Kelly, whose eligibility has expired, is a two-time Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference all-academic team honoree.center_img In 2018, Kelly netted 31 tackles (16 solo stops), seven tackles for a loss, five sacks, two forced fumbles and a pair of blocked kicks. Tags: Dixie State Football/Remington Kelly/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Academic Team Kelly has a 3.61 GPA in business administration and has nearly achieved a second bachelor’s degree in communication studies.last_img read more

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Former MLB pitcher Don Larsen, known for perfect World Series game, dies at 90

first_img Written by The world is less “perfect” today. Don Larsen, the only man to pitch a perfect game in World Series history, is gone. Goodbye, my friend. We will miss you! @dcone36 @BoomerWells33 @Yankees @MLB @YESNetwork @WFAN660 @MLBNetwork @espn pic.twitter.com/X9X9y3gbSM— Andrew Levy (@ALevyNYC) January 2, 2020Larsen began his 15-year career in the MLB in 1953, pitching for the St. Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles. He went on to pitch for six other teams, but it was his time with the New York Yankees that solidified his place in the league’s history.In 1956, in Game 5 of the World Series against the then Brooklyn Dodgers, Larsen pitched a perfect game for the Yankees. The victory helped the Yankees win the championship title — they did so in seven games — and Larsen was named the Most Valuable Player of the World Series.“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Don Larsen, who remained a welcome & familiar face at our annual Old-Timers’ Day celebrations,” the Yankees tweeted. “The Yankees organization extends its deepest condolences to Don’s family and friends during this difficult time. He will be missed.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft /iStock(NEW YORK) — Don Larsen, the only pitcher in MLB history to throw a perfect game in the World Series, has died. He was 90.Andrew Levy, Larsen’s representative, confirmed his passing Wednesday night. We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Don Larsen, who remained a welcome & familiar face at our annual Old-Timers’ Day celebrations. The Yankees organization extends its deepest condolences to Don’s family and friends during this difficult time. He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/OgOdofzSTS— New York Yankees (@Yankees) January 2, 2020Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img January 2, 2020 /Sports News – National Former MLB pitcher Don Larsen, known for perfect World Series game, dies at 90 Beau Lundlast_img read more

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