Kingsmill promotion

first_imgKingsmill has started a promotion for its packs of white and wholemeal rolls, called Roll on Summer, designed to capitalise on this summer’s World Cup. Consumers can collect tokens to be exchanged for supporter packs containing face paints, flags, thunder-sticks, banners, whistles and megaphones. The promotion will feature on 11m packs and runs until the end of June. In conjunction with new distribution and other promotions it is expected to up sales by 75%.Particularly useful for England supporters given their track record is a penalty blindfold.last_img

CargoSmart, Cosco and Tesla in blockchain trial

first_imgThe use of blockchain in the shipping industry is expected to bring numerous benefits as it cuts the red tape and bolsters the efficiency of the supply chain. The GSBN has attracted the interest of liner majors such as CMA CGM, COSCO, Hapag-Lloyd and OOCL as well as, COSCO SHIPPING Ports, Hutchison Ports, Port of Qingdao, PSA International, and SIPG. “The pilot is a key component of our journey towards paperless, trusted, and seamless trade processes at the Port of Shanghai, and it demonstrates the benefits for supply chain stakeholders around the world,” Henry Huang, Executive DGM of Operation & Business Department of SIPG, said. Tech firm CargoSmart Limited has carried out a pilot project with ocean carrier COSCO Shipping Lines using blockchain to share shipment data with a terminal operator in real-time. The goal of the pilot was to minimize consignee and shipping agent verification steps with their ocean carriers in order to speed up the release of sea waybills. Once the GSBN is formally established, CargoSmart plans to conduct similar pilots with Xiamen Ocean Gate Container Terminal (XOCT) and other terminal operators such as those at the Port of Qingdao in China and the Port of Laem Chabang in Thailand.   As a result, truckers are able to pick up their cargo at the terminal faster, helping shippers meet delivery windows. The project is part of the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) blockchain consortium, which is pending regulatory approval. The objective is to broaden the scope of the pilot by involving more carriers and terminals, and eventually extending the pilot to other industry participants in the near future. As part of the process, COSCO and SIPG streamlined the cargo release process by enabling Tesla to accelerate its cargo pick up procedures. The network aims to provide a platform for the shipping supply chain participants to work collaboratively on accelerating the digital transformation of the shipping industry. The pilot also allowed SIPG to view a single, trusted source of COSCO’s sea waybill data, enabling faster preparation of delivery orders for consignees and their shipping agents. Apart from COSCO, Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), and Tesla (Tesla) took part in the project which took place in December 2019. CargoSmart said that it has managed to further enhance the application to display laden gate out, appointment date, and terminal release. “The pilot with SIPG and CargoSmart showcased significant efficiency gains not only in the cargo release process, but also for downstream supply chain planning by presenting a single source of truth for documentation for all involved parties,” Wu Yu, General Manager of Business Process & System Division of COSCO said.last_img read more

Mysteries of Apple’s iOS 7 … Revealed!

first_imgThis week’s release of iOS 7 and today’s iPhone 5S and 5C launch in stores mean huge numbers of people have just started using Apple’s latest mobile operating system for the very first time. Much of what they’re finding is equal parts thrilling, annoying—and confusing.Developers (and other resourceful types) have had their hands on a beta version of iOS 7 all summer, so they’ve had plenty of time to suss out its quirks and hidden settings. But for the average user, navigating this new technicolor alternate reality without a roadmap can be unsettling—especially when strange, inexplicable things crop up. Like these.Random Acts of iOS 7 Tags:#Apple#interface design#iOS#iOS 7#iPhone There’s A Mystery “Pill” on the LockscreenSome users may notice a strange little item at the top center of the lockscreen (above the time). What is it? Why is it there? Well, I can answer at least the former. It indicates that you have Notifications Center and the Today View set to appear on the lockscreen. There’s also another pill at the bottom, if you’ve enabled Control Center to appear there as well.Why they’re there is another matter that has me stumped. These “pills” don’t really do anything—though, I suppose it’s nice that users have a visual target to aim for when they swipe. But they’re extraneous. And just plain odd.  Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces adriana lee How Am I Supposed To Close An App Now? Multitasking also got a makeover. Now, when you double-click the home button, an array of cards materializes representing all currently running and recently opened apps. But there’s no little “x” to click to exit the program. iOS users have been trained for years to hit the “x” to nix an app, and it’s suddenly gone now—which can make some users wonder how to close apps in this new environment. Not that Apple has blocked you from shutting down apps. Simply swiping up on the application does the trick—but you need to make sure your finger’s flinging the card, not the app icon.  In iOS 6, users used to swipe from left to right on the first home screen to get a search page. But that’s gone now with iOS 7. To search, you pull down from anywhere on the actual homescreen to access a hidden search bar at the top. But don’t confuse it with swiping from the very tippy top to access Notifications. These similar gestures are bound to flummox users and spark accidental triggers. Sure, people will be able to search from any homescreen page they’re on, but the irritation of wayward flubs could defeat any convenience this offers.This leads me to wonder if Apple is saving this first page for something else down the road. But what that could be is anyone’s guess. (If you have some theories, let me know in the comments.)Why Does Swipe-To-Delete Work in The Other Direction Now? What Is That Blue Dot?Shortly after I started using iOS 7, I noticed a strange blue dot on some of my apps, but not all. Do these indicate some sort of alert within the app? A background process? Apps that need updating? There was no explanation.After using the device for a little while, I realized that the blue dot only only appeared next to applications that the App Store had updated. It kicked on—without my intervention—because iOS 7 now features automatic background updating of apps, and it activated immediately when I upgraded to the new OS. Related Posts center_img Where’d The Search Bar Go In Safari?Search is still present in Safari, though you might not realize it at first glance.Unified search bars are the in thing for browsers right now. Mobile Safari has been a prominent holdout, with separate windows for entering Web addresses and search queries, but that’s no longer the case. Just type your queries into what used to be the URL bar at the top, and results dynamically start appearing as you type—whether for suggested Web addresses, search engine results or searches on the current Web page. Just like Safari on a Mac.Did I Just Install A Battery Gremlin? See also: The Three Most Annoying Things In iOS 7 And How To Fix ThemWhy yes, dear user. Yes, you did. It’s not uncommon for major software upgrades to require more power, and there are many well-known battery-saving tactics—from turning off Bluetooth when not in use to dimming your screen brightness.What’s different this time around with iOS 7, however, is the new “App Background Refresh” feature. While it may be convenient for applications to update themselves automatically, it can also be a major battery drain, especially if you have a lot of apps. To shut it off, head into Settings and then General, and toggle Background App Refresh. Items That Remain A MysteryThese, of course, only scratch the surface. There are many more mysteries surrounding the new iOS, such as: Why Did Apple Remove The Hidden First Screen? Where The Heck Is The Weather Widget In Notifications?Stymied by the disappearance of Weather from your pull-down Notifications Center? You’re not the only one.I updated to iOS 7 two days ago, and nary a weather forecast has shown up. I searched online, and found plenty of screencaps showing weather data—albeit in text only—sitting in other people’s Notifications area. But on my iPhone 5, after two days, there was still nothing.Drilling into Settings, I made sure Location Services was on (under Privacy) and checked that the Weather toggle was turned on. Nothing. I went into Notification Center and turned all the Today View toggles off and then back on. Still nothing.I made one last-ditch effort. I launched the Weather app from my home screen, hoping that would jumpstart things, and then toggled everything under the Today View settings off and back on (again). Then I rebooted the phone. Success! This time, the Weather data made its triumphant return to the top of my phone.Although I do miss the animated graphic that illustrated sunny, cloudy or rainy days, I’m grateful to have this extremely handy feature back. And I vow we’ll never be parted again.  What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Well, we’re not likely to ever know the answer to that one. Meanwhile, as time goes on, we may have plenty of other new iOS 7 weirdness to deal with—like the recently discovered lockscreen bypass bug. Do you have your own running list of iOS 7 strangeness, bugs or mysteries? If so, share them in the comments below.  Feature image courtesy of Flickr user Rafael Anderson Gonzales.  Again, iOS used to be able to swipe from left to right to delete. And yet, in apps like Mail and Messages now, we are now forced to go the other way. Meanwhile, the old gesture still lingers in apps like Podcasts. Confusing? You bet. It’s not a major issue, but one of those small irritations that come up multiple times a day.Is Apple’s Interface Designer Far-Sighted? Or Just Trying To Undermine Jony Ive? Apple is renowned for its attention to detail and design. And yet, features like Assistive Touch look like a mess. Indeed, there are plenty of inconsistent margins, spacing and other design details across the whole of the operating system, particularly in the placement of text elements. They even sparked a Tumblr blog dedicated to iOS 7’s sloppiness. This is unusual for a company as design-centric as Apple—so much so that one might even wonder if the gaffes were intentional. Is someone in Apple’s interface design department out to undermine Apple design chief Jony Ive?After all, this is the Apple senior vice president’s first major release as head of both hardware and software. And while there’s no question that he’s a genius at industrial design, the aesthetic on the software side is, at best, rough around the edges.  Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Twenty-Five Tourism Workers Get PSRA Certification

first_imgTwenty-five employees from 14 resort properties in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, have been certified by the Private Security Regulation Authority (PSRA) as part of steps to facilitate Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) compliance and certification.Participants in the PSRA Security Training Programme, which was conducted in collaboration with the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), were presented with their certificates during a graduation ceremony at the Treasure Beach Sports Complex on November 23.Executive Director of TPDCo, Dr. Andrew Spencer, who spoke at the function, said the initiative forms part of a wide suite of programmes by the agency to ensure that the operations of entities within the sector are compliant with the laws and regulations under the Tourist Board Act.This, he added, is in keeping with TPDCo’s mandate of enhancing the tourism product by ensuring stakeholder compliance and a consistently high quality of offerings to clients and guests.Dr. Spencer advised that the programme’s implementation is already bearing fruit in Treasure Beach, as two of the participating entities will become compliant after obtaining certification, while four of the 12 unlicensed participating entities are in the process of getting the outstanding documents to apply for the JTB licence.In his remarks, State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, who is the Member of Parliament for Southwest St. Elizabeth where Treasure Beach is located, thanked TPDCo for implementing the programme.“I am happy to see this programme come to fruition. The best way to build any tourism product we have is to build our human resources,” he said.The training programme was held from October 8 to 12, with sessions conducted by PSRA-approved trainer, Anthony Rodney.The Product Quality and Training Department in collaboration with the Product Development and Community Tourism Department secured programme funding through Minister Green under the 2018/19 Spruce Up Budget.last_img read more

Bellegardes win will haunt us all says Leon Jourdain

first_imgAPTN National NewsLeon Jourdain was the dark horse in the race for national chief.The former grand chief of Treaty 3 felt he was the candidate of change.Following his defeat to Perry Bellegarde he made a speech that didn’t pull any punches.APTN’s Dennis Ward has more.last_img

Does A Close Daytona 500 Finish Mean Parity Has Come To Nascar

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. Hot Takedown Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Feb. 23, 2016),1Note for you Hot Takedown diehards: We’ll be posting the podcast to the site on Wednesdays from now on, but the pod will continue to be released on Tuesday evenings. we ask why Canadian hockey teams have failed to win the Stanley Cup for the past 20-odd years and whether that makes them unlucky or just bad, we make our first foray into the world of Nascar and wonder why Daytona 500 finishes are only getting closer, and we explain how Anthony Davis’s 59/20 game was a throwback to another era of the NBA. Plus a significant digit on Rachel Banham, the Big Ten basketball player ripping up the college game.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Links to what we discussed are here:In 2013, Nate Silver looked into why Canadian hockey teams were in the midst of a Stanley Cup drought.Neil Paine wrote about championship droughts, and how they’re sometimes not as bad as they seem.David Smith on why Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the most likely driver to win the Daytona 500.If you’re looking for a motorsports analytics fix, here is Smith’s Motorsports Analytics website.Paine put Anthony Davis’s great game in historical context.Zach Lowe asked whether the Golden State Warriors should sign Kevin Durant.The Warriors should give the ball to Steph Curry more, according to Ben Morris.Significant Digit: 2. That’s the number of 50-point games Minnesota’s Rachel Banham has produced this month.CORRECTION (Feb. 24, 2:53 p.m.): Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article misidentified the driver predicted by David Smith to win the Daytona 500. It was Dale Earnhardt, Jr. not David Earnhardt Jr. read more

Giampaolo fancies Sampdorias chances against Milan

first_imgMarco Giampaolo took time to preview Sampdoria’s tie against AC Milan in the Coppa Italia as he expects a tough encounter in the clash.Giampaolo whose side landed Saints striker Gabbiadini claimed the Italian forward may not play a part in the round of 16 tie.“There is a sense of uncertainty, as it is our first game after the winter break and we want to pick up where we left off,” said the Coach in his Press conference via Football Italia.“The team has trained well and it’s a big opportunity for us, as the draw means we’re playing Milan on our home turf. It’s a great occasion for us and our fans, so we hope for an entertaining match and for Sampdoria to progress.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“These two sides have a similar philosophy, we’re only separated by one point in the Serie A table and we’ll both play to win. I recognise the quality of Milan, but anything can happen in a one-off match at Marassi. I’d say it’s 50-50.“Milan have played in the last two Coppa Italia Finals, so it’s hardly as if we’re expecting an easy ride. This team was built to win.“I use my best line-up for the game, so don’t ask about squad rotation, because that is insulting to the players. Some healthy competition helps everyone to improve.“We hope to have Bartosz Bereszynski and Edgar Barreto back in training next week.”last_img read more

Plane makes hard landing at Ramona Airport nobody injured

first_img KUSI Newsroom, June 1, 2018 Posted: June 1, 2018 RAMONA (KUSI) — The pilot of a light plane with a landing gear problem made a hard landing at Ramona Airport Friday, but nobody was hurt.Part of the landing gear on the single-engine Cessna 210K collapsed when the aircraft was touching down at the East County airport shortly before 11:30 a.m., causing the plane to veer off the runway, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.“Neither of the two people on board was injured,” FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said.The plane is registered to a New Mexico man, according to the federal agency. Updated: 2:39 PMcenter_img Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Plane makes hard landing at Ramona Airport, nobody injuredlast_img read more