4 Sep
2021

DSG on track after iPad and world cup sales boost

first_img DSG on track after iPad and world cup sales boost More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com Thursday 2 September 2010 2:36 am Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ John Dunne center_img Electricals retailer DSG International said its total group sales were up three per cent after a boost from Word Cup TV sales and the success of the iPad.In an update on trading for the 12 weeks ended 24 July the company, which owns Currys and PC World in the UK, said its online sales had surged by 12 per cent compared with the same period last year.DSG ALSO said it was on course to launch its Store refit programme with 200 stores revamped in Britian.Group chief executive John Browett said: “This is an encouraging start to the year, especially given the challenging market conditions. “Our UK businesses performed particularly well, most notably with customers responding to our strong World Cup promotion and the excellent product ranges on offer. “The store transformation programme is making rapid progress and continues to improve the shopping trip for customers. Our international businesses have also performed well against competitors in varied market conditions.”But he added: “We remain cautious about the economic outlook.” Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com whatsapp last_img read more

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4 Sep
2021

Middle East enters critical few days

first_img Share Sunday 30 January 2011 11:28 pm More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Middle East enters critical few days whatsapp WE must all hope that the protests in Egypt – and increasingly, across the Middle East – will lead to a blossoming of democracy and individual liberty in a region scandalously deprived of freedom for so long. There is nothing more uplifting than to see mass uprisings against hated dictators; in moments such as these, there can be no doubting the liberating power of modern technology.Unfortunately, we also know from history than not all revolutions are an improvement – in some cases, one brutal tyranny is replaced by another. Investors and markets will thus remain on tenterhooks, with equity, debt, commodity and currencies all affected by increased risk-aversion. Oil prices could spike further if traders fear that trade flows could be disrupted. Geopolitics is always the wild card in economics. Many people had been predicting another major crisis in the Middle East – yet hardly anybody thought it would be triggered by a revolution in Tunisia. The week ahead will be crucial.LINGUA FRANCAAS the world changes, emerging markets become all-powerful and the West declines, what we must teach our children must also change. One area where this is definitely true is foreign languages, an area in which the UK has an especially appalling record. The problem, however, is not merely that too few people speak, read and write in a language other than English – but that when children actually do learn another tongue, they tend to be guided towards the wrong ones. They should be learning Mandarin, Spanish, Hindi or Arabic, rather than French (ironically, the only one of those I myself master) or even German. There are, of course, good as well as bad reasons for the UK’s general monolingualism. The fact that English is the lingua franca – a near-universal auxiliary language and the primary means of communication in business – means that the costs of not knowing any other language are much lower for Brits than they are for the Dutch or the Poles. And while it would be great to see more people learning more languages, especially for the increased cultural understanding that bi- or trilingualism inevitably gives one – there are other, even more important priorities. For instance, ensuring that more people learn to write and spell English properly would be a good start, given the preposterous inability of millions of native speakers to master apostrophes and other basics. A language is primarily a means of communicating – if one has nothing to communicate, and no knowledge to share, it doesn’t really matter how many languages one can speak. Technical knowledge, better education in science and mathematics, practical skills – and my own favourites, better knowledge of economics and finance – would be more useful to an 18-year old than a smattering of one of the minor European languages. A better understanding of history, law and other subjects would also be great.Some schools now offer Mandarin. But the stark fact is that the languages spoken in the fastest-growing parts of the world – Asia, Latin America, the Middle East – are spoken fluently by no more than a tiny proportion of Britain’s 18-year olds. Yet when they turn 40, it will be as common for them to work for a Chinese or Indian or Brazilian firm as it is to work for American or German bosses today. Our schools need to adapt, and [email protected] me on twitter: @allisterheath KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more

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