Scotland would vote Yes in a second independence referendum: Poll

first_imgSunday 2 November 2014 4:01 am Billy Ehrenberg whatsapp Scotland would vote Yes in a second independence referendum: Poll Tags: Scottish independence referendum Scotland might vote Yes to independence if a new referendum were held tomorrow, a YouGov/Times poll has found.When “don’t know” answers are excluded, 52 per cent of those polled would vote Yes and 48 per cent know. With don’t knows, the percentages change to 49 for Yes and 45 for No. The reason for the swing could be that Scots don’t think that either Labour or the Conservatives are likely to make good on their pledges for more devolution. 54 per cent of those polled thought it was unlikely that the parties would deliver on their promises.Labour has been enduring a torrid week in Scotland, with some pollsters suggesting it would lose as many as 90 per cent of its seats, with a 25 per cent loss seen by some a s a best case scenario.What is more, 65 per cent of those surveyed thought Scottish Labour “represents the views and interests of Scotland today.” Only 22 per cent said yes.While all polls run the risk of pixelisation when studied in isolation (examiners lose sight of the bigger picture by looking too closely at one result) these numbers will set alarm bells ringing, especially as the poll also indicated 45 per cent want a second referendum within 10 years.During the polling for the elections themselves, only two surveys return results favourable to the Yes campaign. center_img Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp last_img read more

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Tullow Oil may make write downs as it moves away from exploration and focuses on East Africa projects

first_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapp Tullow Oil may make write downs as it moves away from exploration and focuses on East Africa projects Jessica Morris whatsapp Wednesday 12 November 2014 4:24 am Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe 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 Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Crazy Rich Asians’ Director Wishes He Made South Asian Roles ‘More Human’The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap Tullow Oil has announced plans to tighten expenditure next year, and it warned investors that it may make a series of writedowns, amid tumbling global oil prices.The oil and gas producer said it will shift its focus away from exploration and towards maximising core assets. In particular, it will looking at the potential of existing projects in East Africa. It also said that the review will focus mainly on French Guiana. Our overall exploration spend will be significantly reduced and will focus primarily on East Africa where we have major basin-opening potentialHowever it said that this could dent future profits, as the company said it would need to make future writedowns.While significant upside potential exists, if the Board decides not to allocate near-term capital to these areas, substantial non-cash exploration write downs will be required for the Full YearTullow Oil was up 2.2 percent in early morning trade. last_img read more

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Caterham F1 revs up for Abu Dhabi suitors

first_img Ollie Gordon Monday 17 November 2014 12:13 am Share whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼center_img Caterham F1 revs up for Abu Dhabi suitors whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMaternity 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 WealthThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramPast 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 FunTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health Dave CASH-STRAPPED Formula One team Caterham F1 is heading to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix next weekend in a bid to woo potential buyers in the region.The British team’s administrator is in talks with a number of interested parties and will have further meetings with suitors when out in Abu Dhabi for the race. A number of Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds have been linked with possible bids, City A.M. understands.Finbarr O’Connell, a partner at administrator Smith & Williamson, told City A.M.: “I’ve got a few very important meetings in Abu Dhabi when I’m out there. And I’m continuing with discussions with other parties as well as this week goes on.”The beleaguered team last week successfully raised close to £2m in a high-profile crowdfunding project to allow it to race at the Yas Marina circuit. Caterham fell short of its £2.35bn target for last Friday’s deadline but still raised enough to commit to the race, O’Connell confirmed.O’Connell added that he made 230 Caterham employees redundant this week, at their own request. The team went into administration last month and the staff had not been paid since 30 September. The move is designed to facilitate the employees’ payment applications. Seventeen of the 230 were against the proposal. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.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.comlast_img read more

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George Osborne puts his money on roadbuilding and reveals Stonehenge tunnel plans

first_img Show Comments ▼ Tags: Autumn Statement 2015 George Osborne People Chancellor George Osborne will today unveil plans to build a tunnel under historic landmark Stonehenge, as he sets out how £15bn will be spent to overhaul British roads. The announcement marks the end of a long-running battle for a tunnel at the site, after plans were dropped seven years ago because of cost. Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg will unveil the plan alongside Danny Alexander and Tory transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin.The Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives have divided up the pre-Autumn Statement announcements this week, ahead of the chancellor’s final fiscal address of this parliament before the general election. “Roads are key to our nation’s prosperity. For too long they have suffered from under-investment,” McLoughlin is expected to say this morning. “This government has a long-term plan to secure the country’s future and this £15bn roads programme is demonstration of that. Better roads allow us to travel freely, creating jobs and opportunities, benefiting hardworking families across the country,” he will add.The Stonehenge project will please business group the CBI. The organisation’s leader John Cridland described the move as “a lifeline for businesses in the south west.”Although the transport plans have been widely welcomed, Labour has accused the government of repackaging an old announcement after plans for the scheme were first announced in the Budget earlier this year. “If ministers were as good at upgrading roads as they are at making announcements about upgrading roads, life would be considerably easier for Britain’s hard-pressed motorists, who have been consistently let down by this government,” shadow transport secretary Michael Dugher said yesterday. Alongside the planned tunnel at Stonehenge, Clegg will also visit the Woodhead Pass across the Pennines today, where he will reveal plans to increase the capacity of the road. Ministers are setting out 84 new road schemes, many of which are in the north of England. One-third of M25 junctions will also benefit. Share Kate McCannKate McCann is a reporter at City A.M. She covers politics and insurance and can be contacted at [email protected] whatsappcenter_img Sunday 30 November 2014 11:58 pm whatsapp George Osborne puts his money on roadbuilding and reveals Stonehenge tunnel plans last_img read more

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Tesco’s rising share price leads FTSE 100 higher

first_img Tags: Company FTSE 100 Tesco 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 DaveThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElvenarIf You Like to Play, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.ElvenarBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MD Share Emma Haslett Tesco’s rising share price leads FTSE 100 higher whatsappcenter_img Thursday 8 January 2015 8:38 am whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tesco became the biggest riser on the FTSE 100 this morning, with its shares jumping more than 11 per cent in lunchtime trading after it posted encouraging Christmas trading figures.By close of trading, Tesco’s share price had soared 16.4 per cent. The rally helped the FTSE 100 to rise almost 2.3 per cent. Other supermarkets were caught up in the frenzy, with Sainsbury’s shares rising 8.5 per cent, while shares in Morrisons rose 6.5 per cent. Unfortunately, rival Marks & Spencer failed to benefit, with shares falling 4.8 per cent on news of a 14th consecutive quarter of disappointing clothing sales, despite food sales rising 0.1 per cent.Today’s figures from Tesco mark the beginning of what is likely to be another difficult year for the supermarket, with chief executive Dave Lewis admitting this morning that management is “facing the reality of the situation”. But analysts suggested all the signs are in place that it is well placed to turn over a new leaf, having trimmed the fat, including Blinkbox and Tesco Broadband, and hired Matt Davies, currently chief executive of Halfords, to run its UK arm.The supermarket also plans to close its Cheshunt HQ, moving its UK and group centres to Welwyn Garden City, as well as launching another price-cutting campaign.”Tesco has a long way to go, but Dave Lewis is pulling the business in the right direction,” said Bryan Roberts, director of retail insights at Kantar Retail.Source: Google Finance More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comlast_img read more

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In a supermarket version of The Apprentice, Alan Sugar would have a whale of a time

first_imgFriday 16 January 2015 9:37 am In a supermarket version of The Apprentice, Alan Sugar would have a whale of a time Share Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULL whatsappcenter_img 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 ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GamePost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factory Emma Haslett Imagine an Apprentice supermarket special – Alan Sugar, flanked by his experts, reviewing the practices of the big supermarkets each week.  “[Morrisons’ soon-to-depart chief exec] Dalton Phillips, you took far too long to introduce smaller convenience stores, ecommerce and a delivery service. The other supermarkets have had these things for years. Honestly, man. What have you been doing with your time? You’re fired!” Alan turns to Tesco’s Dave Lewis: “now then, Dave. I know you only just started, but it’s been a rough few months for you. You uncovered terrible accounting practices, a bloated, arrogant business and now you’ve been given a junk credit rating. I’m not an unreasonable man, but Tesco is in a bit of a state, isn’t it. Thank goodness you have a plan. I’m undecided about you, so for now you can stay until next week.”  Then the stars of the show enter the boardroom. “[Aldi bosses] Matthew Barnes and Roman Heini, you have clearly listened to consumers, watched the economic downturn closely, seen the squeeze on everyone’s pockets and responded admirably. Well done. You can stay for another week.” It would be TV gold! The thing I struggle to understand about supermarkets is their seeming lack of ability to listen to the consumer, to watch the world and respond to changing behaviours.  Is it that they’re such ginormous tankers they take an age to move, or have they just been so phenomenally successful in the past that they drank their own Kool Aid?  The world has embraced internet supermarket shopping – and no-one more so than the UK, so we expect very strong service and delivery in this area. But counter to the trend of virtual living, we want human interaction, a desire to see, touch, feel, talk to and receive expertise. We want the convenience of finding everything in one massive warehouse, but also right next to our house when we need a pint of milk.  The most important thing, of course, is our purse: the crunch hit everyone hard and spending had to be reduced. Cue the sudden rises of Aldi and Lidl. My local corner shop sold white bread and huge bottles of Coke when I moved to the area 10 years ago. As the area has gentrified, the same guy now makes much more of a margin from quinoa, spelt bread and coconut milk. How? He has a wipe board asking what’s missing. Simple, right? Of course a lack of listening, pace and response is not confined to the supermarkets, there’s a list as long as our collective arms of retailers who didn’t watch, listen and learn.  This is a fast-paced, fast-changing world. Get a wipe board. If you can’t listen and keep up, you may well find yourself at the wrong end of Sugar’s Finger of Doom… whatsapplast_img read more

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Best of the Brokers for 26 January 2015

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapp Express KCS To appear in Best of the Brokers, email your research to [email protected] Ireland reiterated its “buy” rating for the packaging company, after a trading update which predicted a “much more challenging outlook” for 2015. The broker noted that the acquisition of Madox last year is performing well but said the firm is facing “a number of headwinds elsewhere”.SPACEANDPEOPLECantor Fitzgerald moved the retail space specialist from a “hold” to a “buy” rating and said it expects the good finish to 2014 to continue. The broker added that recent board changes and cost cuts mean “investors can look forward to sustained growth and a progressive dividend policy”.WHITBREADNumis reiterated its “add” rating for the hospitality company. The broker said the new Hub by Premier Inn offering is an important part of the group’s future hotel growth strategy and added that initial trading at the firm’s first hub has been encouraging. Target price was increased to 5,600p. Sunday 25 January 2015 11:18 pm More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Share Best of the Brokers for 26 January 2015 last_img read more

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World records: DJ Gilles Peterson on why Ibiza is dead

first_img 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 BarbieNoteableySenior Living | Search AdsSenior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look At The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MD whatsapp Express KCS Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Get him talking about “world music” – a somewhat outdated term in a digital age – and tangent leads to tangent leads to tangent until you’re not sure where either of you started off. So what does the man who listens to everything reckon will be the next big sound?“There’s a lot of killer stuff coming out of places like Algeria, Morocco and Syria, artists like Omar Souleyman, who are incredible” he says. “There’s a group of DJs in Paris called Acid Arab and they’re smashing it – what they’re producing sounds so fresh.“There’s great music in every part of the world just waiting to be found – Panama, Chile, Peru, Haiti, Japan. There’s a record label called Innovative Leisure who just made a crazy psychedelic record in Thailand with a local group and it’s perfect for the Pitchfork generation. I want to make a record in Indonesia, a kind of Balinese gamelan jazz. I just love the essence of that music. When I first heard it I thought: ‘This is so beautiful and so me’. I’m into repetitive trance, and a lot of jazz is like is like that. It’s kind of the source of that music.“Then there’s LA, which used to be a bit of a damp squib, living in the shadow of a certain Hollywood lifestyle, but in the last 10 years a subculture has developed and music has really opened up – now you have loads of great beatmakers and artists coming out of there.” Peterson has produced a radio station for Air New Zealand’s business class service to Auckland via Los Angeles as part of its Long LAX project. For more information go to airnewzealand.co.uk. Gilles Peterson gets around a bit. He’s like a globe-trotting John Peel, one of the few mainstream DJs who can get away with playing everything from Sierra Leonean psychedelic afro to Japanese punk-jazz.On top of his BBC 6 Music show he runs the Worldwide Festival in Sète and spins records at some of the world’s coolest clubs. Last summer he produced a samba album in Brazil to add to the four he’s recorded in Cuba. He’s even curated a radio station for Grand Theft Auto, and another for Air New Zealand.center_img He’s been at the sharp end of the industry for almost three decades now – how does today’s scene compare to the glory days of acid house when he was starting out? “The 25 year-olds who come to my gigs are totally on it. They’re so culturally tuned in – far more than I was at that age. I think they’re sick of the lowest common denominator stuff, and they’re hungry for anything new. It’s like Ibiza – the kids aren’t into it anymore, they realise it’s this tried and tested formula. Last year I decided I’m never going back. The whole thing about Ibiza being the home of dance music is rubbish – even in the glory days it was very conservative. None of the cutting edge DJs had that much to do with it.”Aside from music, Peterson is fanatical about running (he’s finished two marathons despite being a smoker). But he turned 50 last year – surely playing in clubs until the wee small hours week-in, week-out takes its toll? “I don’t do 5am gigs anymore, I’d rather do all day Sunday and then get to bed. I play a couple of club-nights a week and I play what I want, where I want, how I want. I don’t have to turn up and play techno or drum ‘n’ bass. If I want to play a weird, freaky record, people will accept that. Still, about twice a year I say I’m giving up. I don’t know if I want to be zipping around clubs when I’m 65. I might open a restaurant. DJing is a bit like being a chef; you get your ingredients, get seasonal stuff, make something with it.”The difference is, most chefs don’t have 50,000 ingredients in their kitchen, which is how many records Peterson says he owns. He must have a pretty stringent system for keeping that in check – Dewey Decimal, maybe… “It’s organised chaos, split over three properties. Before a show I’ll just pull something out at random – every track brings back a memory and it spirals from there. I have a pretty amazing knack for remembering music – ask me about a Japanese record that came out five years ago and I’ll tell you the tracks on it, the label it came out on. It only works with music, though – my wife is Japanese and I must have been to Japan 50 or 100 times; I still can’t speak a word.”Given his global taste in music, was he ever tempted to move abroad?“I love London too much. London is like New York in the 90s. It’s constantly reinventing itself in music, art, fashion. It’s got the creativity of Berlin but it’s not just a bunch of white people. It’s the most international city in the world and it has an appetite for chaos.” That chaos needs a soundtrack and Peterson is just about the best person I can think of to provide it. World records: DJ Gilles Peterson on why Ibiza is dead Share Tags: Bespoke Thursday 5 February 2015 8:06 pm Phew, that’s a lot to take in. How does he keep up with such a vast, constantly shifting scene? “A lot of the work is done for me – I pick up a lot of stuff from people I know in France. Other records are sent to me – guys like Flying Lotus and James Blake, who I supported early and know my taste, will think ‘Gilles will love this’ – it helps me to stay right where it’s all happening.”last_img read more

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Britain could lead a robotic revolution with cost savings of 16 per cent by 2025

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp By 2025 the country’s workforce could look very differentThe UK is set to be among the leading adopters of industrial robots over the next decade, benefitting from improved productivity and a huge reduction in labour costs. While global average cost savings from the use of robots is expected to be around 16 per cent by 2025, Britain’s fast adoption is expected to push savings nearer to 21 per cent, according to a report out today on the global impact of robotics from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). “We’re seeing a fundamental trend where the cost of robotics are getting so low that it’s fundamentally changing the calculus of manufacturing, and for us that’s a big sea change,” BCG senior partner, managing director and co-author of The Shifting Economics of Global Manufacturing, Harold Sirkin told City A.M. The report predicts that the UK’s adoption of industrial robots in industries like automotive engineering and manufacturing will outpace that of Germany, France and Spain, with 45 per cent of automatable tasks handed over to robots by 2025.  The cost savings from this change could be tremendous for UK industry says Sirkin: “In the US a spot welding machine will do welds for about $8 an hour, while a human would cost about $20 an hour to do the same.” Although BCG’s report predicts a far smaller workforce, those working in the robotics industry believe the use of robots could result in a larger, more skilled workforce. “As companies adopt robots they will employ more people, it sounds contradictory, but you’ve got growth and increased productivity due to automation making businesses more competitive and therefore they’re expanding,” says Fraser Reid chief executive of Cyber-Weld, an Oxfordshire-based supplier of robotic welding solutions to businesses including Jaguar and Land Rover manufacturer Sertec. His comments were supported by Unite assistant general secretary Tony Burke, who told City A.M.: “As part of a future industrial strategy, ministers need to ensure that robots are built by skilled workers in the UK – and structures need to be in place to achieve this goal.” “The march of the machines must be harnessed to create thousands of jobs for skilled workers and apprenticeships in Britain’s manufacturing sector.” Indeed the real danger for Britain’s workforce, Reid says, could be if industry fails to lead the robotics revolution. “I’ve been in the robotics business for 35 years and I’ve never seen jobs taken because of robots… If we don’t invest in robots and automation, then jobs will definitely go because we won’t be competitive.”  Monday 9 February 2015 9:15 pmcenter_img Tags: NULL Express KCS Britain could lead a robotic revolution with cost savings of 16 per cent by 2025 Sharelast_img read more

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Ukraine crisis: Valdimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko agree to sign joint document – reports

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