News / Kerry Logistics continues expansion drive with purchase of Spanish forwarder Bofill & Arnan

first_img Hong Kong 3PL Kerry Logistics Network has continued its international expansion drive with today’s news of its takeover of Spanish freight forwarder Bofill & Arnan.The deal is likely to see some of Bofill & Arnan’s operations merged into Kerry’s established Iberian presence, such as in its head office in Barcelona.However, the deal will expand Kerry’s presence in the Mediterranean ports of Valencia and Alicante.Europe MD Thomas Blank said: “I am very pleased to welcome the freight forwarding team of Bofill & Arnan to join the Kerry Logistics network. The combined resources and expertise will significantly enhance our position and service capabilities in Spain and expand our market reach. “The freight forwarding businesses of Bofill & Arnan will be integrated into our network and will continue to be developed by the experienced management team led by Sebastian Bernardo, our managing director of Spain.”Bofill & Arnan was established nearly 100 years ago, and operates six offices across the country.Kerry said the firm had developed a special focus on tradelanes between Spain and China, Taiwan and India, offering the full range of customs brokerage and freight forwarding services, including the sea-air concept that has become a favourite supply chain tool of the fast fashion houses exemplified by the Inditex brand Zara. It said it was clear that gaining a greater foothold in this market was part of its motivation for the purchase.“Spain is home to some of the world’s biggest fashion retailers and some of Kerry Logistics’ global key accounts. Kerry Logistics will continue to invest in this key market in Europe and strengthen its service capabilities and network, ensuring best-in-class supply chain solutions are provided to its clients, in particular in the fashion and lifestyle industry,” it said in a statement.In a separate development, Kerry also recently renewed a framework deal with its largest shareholder, Kerry Properties (KPL), under which the logistics operation leases a set of warehouses owned by KPL, and provides its landlord with logistics services “relating to the management and operation of the warehouse facilities”.The company said both arrangements were made “on normal commercial terms and on an arm’s length basis, or on terms no less favourable than those available to the group from independent third parties”.The original framework agreement lasted from July 2014 to the end of this year. The new agreement extends it for three years to the end of 2019. By Gavin van Marle 20/12/2016last_img read more

The Great Society, Sequel to Tony-Winning All the Way, Will Arrive on Broadway This Fall; Brian Cox to Star as LBJ

first_img Richard Thomas Related Shows View Comments Brian Cox(Photo provided by Polk & Co.) Brian Cox Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 30, 2019 Star Filescenter_img Pulitzer-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, who earned a 2014 Tony Award for his epic play All the Way, will return to Broadway this fall with a sequel to that acclaimed work titled The Great Society. Bill Rauch, who helmed All the Way, will also direct the new play, slated to begin performances on September 6 for a 12-week limited run through November 30 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Emmy and Olivier winner Brian Cox (Nuremberg, Titus Andronicus) will headline the production as President Lyndon Baines Johnson, the role originated in All the Way to Tony-winning effect by Bryan Cranston.Capturing Johnson’s passionate and aggressive attempts to build a great society for all, the new play follows his epic triumph in a landslide election to the agonizing decision not to run for re-election just three years later. It was an era that would define history forever: the rise of the Civil Rights Movement, the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the destruction of Vietnam and the creation of some of the greatest social programs America has ever known—with one man at the center of it all: LBJ.Joining Cox in the cast will be three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (Girl From the North Country) as Richard J. Daley, Tony nominee Richard Thomas (The Little Foxes) as Hubert Humphrey and Grantham Coleman (Much Ado About Nothing) in his Broadway debut as Martin Luther King Jr. Additional casting will be announced soon.The production will feature scenic design by three-time Tony nominee David Korins, costume design by Tony winner Linda Cho, lighting design by David Weiner, projection design by Victoria Sagady and sound design/original music by Paul James Prendergast.The play’s producing team is headed by Jeffrey Richards and Louise Gund. They are joined by Rebecca Gold, Stephanie P. McClelland, Jayne Baron Sherman, Jacob Soroken Porter and Lincoln Center Theater.The Great Society made its world premiere with Seattle Rep and Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2014; the play received another production at Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage in 2018. Marc Kudisch Grantham Coleman The Great Society View All (4)last_img read more

5G Indoor Wireless Equipment Deployments to Represent only 5% of the $10 Billion Market

first_imgAccording to ABI Research, Indoor 5G deployments at venues might be delayed by over a year when compared to outdoor 5G deployments which are expected to start in 2020. ABI Research estimates the global equipment market for in-building wireless, including active distributed antenna systems (DAS), passive DAS, and repeaters in 2025, will reach close to $10 billion. The overall system revenue in 2025, which includes services and equipment, will grow to about $19 billion. The 5G in-building wireless equipment will account for only $509 million in 2025.As 5G nears full specification, mobile network operators will face challenges for indoor mobile coverage, including signal propagation, next-generation fronthaul/backhaul, and massive MIMO. Early indoor 5G deployments at venues will be a migration of the features of LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro. This will happen technology by technology and frequency by frequency, avoiding costly ‘rip and replace’ style deployments.With 5G standards yet to be finalized, many equipment vendors are actively researching and developing 5G equipment with a variety of approaches. These companies include Nokia with its AirFrame/AirScale Radio Access, Ericsson with its ERS, and CommScope with its OneCell. Click here to learn more about this in the In-Building Wireless in the 5G Era report.last_img read more

Marshfield Brazilian jiu jitsu students test their medal

first_imgFor Hub City TimesHUDSON — Students of Ki Nagare Dojo’s Brazilian jiu jitsu program found success at the Saint Croix Valley Grappling Games held in Hudson on May 20.Coached by Cody M. Strey, Kade McManus, 16, placed first in the gi and second no-gi; Andrea Wentzel, 28, took second in her gi bracket; Mack Scheppler, 23, finished third in his gi bracket; and Clayton Green, 42, came in second in his no-gi bracket and third in his gi bracket.Brazilian jiu jitsu is a martial art and sport where two competitors attempt to submit one another with the use of throws, joint locks, and chokes. The sport is practiced with 100 percent resistance like wrestling or boxing.More information for the program can be found at

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Day in the Cloud at IDF Beijing and Building Cloud Computing Foundations

first_imgBut then we moved  into the reference architecture room, with leading partners highlighting things like cloud on-boarding, trusted compute pools, and efficient data center  delivery.  There was Lenovo’s solution that provided a client aware  experience based on embedded APIs from Intel running on the hardware.  There were senior executives from Vmware and Microsoft speaking passionately  about how their reference architecture solutions are solving customer  requirements. There were senior technologists talking about the value  reference architecture collaboration with Intel has represented in hardening  their solutions. As groups of editors moved from solution to solution in a  frantic dance that Reuven Cohen CTO of Enomaly called “speed dating for the  cloud”, the rare glow of the results of deep collaboration was in there air,  and I think our guests saw the foundation being poured for broad cloud  deployments. We like to view it that as it has many times in the past, Intel  architecture forms the heart of this foundation with the performance engine to  fuel cloud technology integration and workloads such as Intel Trusted  Compute Technology (pdf) and Intel  Power Node Manager that help deliver the capabilities that will make  cloud evolution something IT can confidently navigate in driving to that vision  of cloud ubiquity.  Why Intel in the cloud? Because we want to continue to  enable the industry to build their castles in the air and provide the industry  the platform foundations to make these dreams a reality. Maybe it’s because I’m in the capital city of a thousands  year old culture, but I found myself being philosophical in viewing the Day  in the Cloud event in Beijing yesterday.  As I walked around  the room looking at partners showcasing their cloud computing solutions developed in partnership with our Cloud  Builders program, I thought back on a quote from Thoreau that I’ve  always liked:If you have built  castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.  Now put the foundations under them.Listening to the cloud zeitgeist over the past couple of  years, one could easily surmise that cloud meant many things to many  people.  Software services, the next wave of virtualization…or web.   The death of the corporate data center perhaps or a one fits all model offered  by a large solutions provider.  To say that the industry has spent a lot  of time talking about cloud would be an understatement, but as you pull back the  curtains on the hype real value is revealed.  We see an ability to deliver  IT resources when and where they’re needed and to empower users the access to  the services they need in a timeframe that is inconceivable in traditional  terms.  With this change we also see the capability of IT organizations to  streamline operations and place their investment in solution innovation and  business value, not the steady stream of money going to oversight of current  assets that bleeds IT budgets today.  And ultimately, if done well, we see  a world where data centers can interconnect to flow compute capacity where  required and provide both individual users and corporations the security of  having the right IT compute capacity without the cost of  over-provisioning.  So perhaps the industry is correct in building our  castles in the air as we know that as an industry that’s where we’ve always  placed them and that’s where the greatest visions of the future can become  reality.But just as we dream about this bold vision of a new  computing reality, we must reflect on the fact that the data centers of  tomorrow will continue to be run on hardware, and this hardware working  together with software developed to provide the security, efficiency and  automation the cloud requires, will form the foundation of our computing  future.  Intel  Cloud Builders is all about building that foundation in the form of  industry collaboration on focused cloud  computing reference architectures that address unique challenges  facing the evolution of data center computing to cloud models.  These are  the sticky technical requirements that IT is seek…things like trusted compute  pools, data center level automated efficiency…standard approaches to cloud  on-boarding…that will let cloud infrastructure grow from the early deployments  of today to the expected ubiquity of tomorrow’s vision.  And it’s in this  ubiquity that cloud delivers its real value and the wide scale federation of  data centers become a reality. Our second Day in the Cloud event featured eight  of our most recent reference architectures from some of the leading cloud  computing solutions providers in the China market as well as some of  our global partners.  For details on each of the reference architectures check out my teammate Rekha  Raghu’s blog.What was fascinating about the  event for me as we started with presentations from Intel’s Jason Waxman and  Billy Cox, and as they told the story of Intel’s vision for cloud and the  details of the cloud builders program one editor raised his hand and said “I  have a simple question…why Intel and cloud”.  It’s a question I’ve heard  before (not unique to China), and it’s an understandable one that usually comes  from people who have heard all about the vision of cloud but not reflected on  the technology stacks required to deliver this vision.  Billy described  our deep engagement with leaders in the industry on our collaborative solutions  delivery, but I think the editor still didn’t buy it.last_img read more

Tabloid offered me money and British Passport: Yasir Hameed

first_imgCategorically denying that he gave an interview to News of the World, Pakistan Test opener Yasir Hameed on Sunday claimed that the tabloid has offered him money and British passport for not denying the story.The tabloid quoted Yasir Hameed as saying that almost all Pakistan matches were fixed and he himself denied a mouth- watering offer from a bookie.The new revelations further deepened the crisis which has engulfed Pakistan cricket as three of their players were suspended by the ICC and are being questioned by Scotland Yard in London for their alleged role in spot-fixing.However, Hameed denied giving an interview to the News of the World.”I never knew they were recording anything. This guy came to me to talk about a bat sticker sponsorship deal. He started talking about the News of the World stories and I just repeated them. I had general discussion with him.”The News of the World called up my brother and offered him money and British passport to not deny this story,” Hameed claimed.Hameed, who played in the last two Tests against England, also claimed that the video had also been doctored.”I have told the team management that the newspaper is claiming that I have given them an interview. This is not correct. I deny it,” he said.Spot-Fixing Scandal: ICC writes to AkmalScotland Yard might not have called him for questioning but Pakistani wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal remains under the ICC’s scanner with cricket’s world governing body reportedly writing to him in the wake of the ‘spot-fixing’ scandal.advertisementAccording to the BBC, “Akmal has been contacted in writing by the ICC, though there is no suggestion that he is the fourth player (under investigation) and it is not in relation to incidents in the recent fourth Test at Lord’s.”Akmal was suspected of match-fixing earlier this year as well when he dropped as many as four catches during the Sydney Test against Australia, which Ricky Ponting’s men miraculously won by 36 runs.The latest corruption scandal, which has left Pakistan embarrassed and angry in equal measure, has so far led to the suspension of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir.Pakistan High Commissioner Wajid Shamsul Hasan, who has been lambasting the ICC for suspending the players and calling the entire episode a conspiracy against Pakistan, climbed down slightly.After vouching for the players’ innocence for days, he said, “If the News of the World evidence is correct, then I would banish them from cricket.last_img read more

2011 Australian Masters Games

first_imgTouch Football is just one of the 61 sports that will be contested at the Games. It is open to anyone aged 30 years and older with so many divisions on offer, including Men’s (30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+), Women’s (30+, 35+, 40+) and Mixed (30+, 35+). Australian Masters Games Project Manager, Ian Fitzpatrick, said this is one of the largest sporting festivals in the country and Adelaide is gearing up for a great event. “We expect 14,000 participants will take part in the event, with more than 10,000 athletes competing,” Fitzpatrick said. “The Games are open to such a wide portion of the community to participate. You just need to meet the minimum age requirement for the sport, which is only 30 years old for Touch and most other sports.”“Among all the sporting events there will be so much to do and see throughout the Games. An athlete village will be built in central Adelaide that will be home to all the event activities, including the opening and closing ceremonies, registration and much more,” said Mr Fitzpatrick.The Australian Masters Games provides an occasion to make the wider community aware of the benefits of sport. Also, it encourages and engages the 30 plus age group in ongoing activity that is beneficial to their long term health and wellbeing. Nominations close on Sunday, 7 August. For more information and to register for the 2011 13th Australian Masters Games, please visit the event website: read more

Iqaluit gets royal visit

first_imgAPTN National NewsIqaluit got the royal treatment Thursday when Prince Edward and his wife Sophie dropped by for a visit as part of their Canadian tour.APTN National News reporter Kent Driscoll was there and brings this report.last_img

‘Actors make the worst friends’

first_imgMumbai: Actor Sunny Leone says entertainers make the worst friends because they are never available. “Actors and entertainers make the worst friends because they are never available, neither emotionally nor physically. We are not there for our own birthdays, let alone somebody else’s birthday,” Sunny Leone said. On the appreciation she has received from the industry, she said: “I don’t set very high expectations when it comes to the industry reaching out and appreciating me, so I’m never really disappointed.” Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knotThe mother of three children has been trolled time and again. But she said that she wouldn’t want to be trolled about her children. “I don’t care what people say about me but I wouldn’t want people to say bad things about my kids,” said the actor, who has three children. The actor expressed that if she sees people trolling her children on social media or television, it would irritate her but if she hears it in person, they better watch out as she is a “mumma bear when it comes to her kids”. I Since 2011, Leone has been married to musician Daniel Weber, and in 2017, they adopted a baby girl Nisha and later they became parents to Noah and Asher, who were born via surrogacy.last_img read more