Three quarters of supply chain leaders see machine learning as key to optimising their demand forecasting.That’s just one of a host of striking insights revealed in The Grocer Vision’s new report: Forecasting the future.Availability continues to be a key performance indicator for grocery retailers. But with the majority of brands now operating across multiple channels and consumer demand for fresh produce running at an all-time high, getting the right products onto the shelf – or into the delivery vehicle – at the right time has never been tougher, or more important.Based on an exclusive survey of senior supply chain executives, Forecasting the future unearths the operational challenges keeping retailers awake at night and the actions they are taking to make their supply chains more agile, flexible, efficient and fit for the new digital age.With a particular focus on the role of technology in optimising availability, we look at the systems and strategies retailers are employing to manage variables – like the weather and promotions – that impact consumer demand, and how the adoption of cutting edge artificial intelligence has the ability to transform retailers’ forecasting and replenishment.Over more than 20 pages of expert, data-led analysis, you will discover:How supermarkets are managing the threat posed by online retailers such as Amazon and Ocado;Why fresh produce is an increasingly important battleground in grocery retail;The way in which businesses currently forecast sales, replenish stock and manage their inventory;The main barriers to investment in retail and supply chain planning systems;The initiatives businesses are undertaking to build competitive advantage through their supply chains;How retailers are unleashing the power of technology to improve their forecasting, store replenishment and inventory management systems.
Indianapolis, In. — The Indiana House of Representatives voted in support of a bill sponsored by Republican state representative from Greensburg State Rep. Randy Frye that would require the Bureau of Motor Vehicles to issue permanent parking placards for disabled Hoosier veterans.Under this proposal, the BMV would issue a permanent parking placard to disabled Hoosier Veterans if they qualify for the disabled veteran license plate. They would be able to request the placard at any BMV branch.“This legislation ensures that disabled veterans across Indiana will no longer have to frequently renew their disabled parking placard,” Frye said. “Disabled veterans would also be able to use their permanent parking placard in vehicles other than their own. This gives those veterans the freedom to move from vehicle to vehicle while still being able to park in designated parking spots.”
The leading rider is set to partner recent Denman Chase winner Silviniaco Conti for Paul Nicholls in the Festival’s main event next month, but was particularly impressed by Sir Des Champs’ Hennessy Gold Cup defeat of Flemenstar over three miles. He told the Irish Examiner: “I watched the Hennessy at Leopardstown from Newbury and formed the impression that the extra two furlongs of the Gold Cup are made for Sir Des Champs. “Silviniaco Conti jumped and travelled great at Newbury, but did get tired. Paul assures me there will be buckets of improvement to come.” Ruby Walsh believes the demanding distance of the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup could be the making of the Willie Mullins-trained Sir Des Champs. Press Association
Latest Posts Bio Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) The Ellsworth boys’ basketball team gets fired up for its Class B North final on Saturday. PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROP Ellsworth’s Zach Harris releases a layup for the Eagles in their 52-34 Class B Northern Maine championship victory over Orono on Saturday – PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROPBANGOR – The Ellsworth High School boys’ basketball team won its first regional title in 28 years on Saturday.The second-seeded Ellsworth Eagles beat the No. 4 Orono Red Riots 52-34 in the Class B Northern Maine championship at the Cross Insurance Center.Ellsworth will play Lake Region on Friday at 8:45 p.m. at the Cross Insurance Center for its first state title in 50 years.Senior center Bruce St. Peter led Ellsworth with 19 points, and junior guard Bryce Harmon contributed 13.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“I thought we controlled the tempo,” Ellsworth coach Peter Austin said. “We wanted to hold them to 10 points or less each quarter.”The Eagles would achieve that in all but one period.Ellsworth came out strong. A Harmon 3-pointer four minutes into the game gave the Eagles an early 11-2 lead. It would be the only 3-pointer scored by either team.“Our plan going in was to not settle in the first half,” Harmon said of Ellsworth’s outside shooting. “We were trying to pound the paint and get Orono in foul trouble.”That would work out for the Eagles in the second half. But Orono controlled the rest of the quarter from there, outscoring Ellsworth 8-2 to end the period down just 13-10.The Red Riots opened the second quarter with six unanswered points for a 16-13 lead with six and a half minutes left.“We looked at the scoreboard and thought, ‘No way, we can’t let this happen,’” St. Peter said. “The second quarter is when we started coming alive. We grabbed that lead and never gave it back up.”Orono wouldn’t score again before halftime.Meanwhile, Cooper Henderson kicked off a 15-point run for Ellsworth. Kyle Golding followed with a bucket to put the Eagles back on top 17-16. St. Peter then ensured they stayed there, scoring 10 points over the next five minutes – including a dunk – to help give the Eagles a 28-16 halftime lead.“He can dominate a game offensively and defensively,” Austin said of St. Peter. “He charges, he blocks shots, he rebounds, and he doesn’t give up the second shots. That’s what we need from him.”The Red Riots’ 14 points in the third quarter didn’t make up any ground, and Orono fouls allowed the Eagles to score seven of their 15 points from the free throw line.Ellsworth then held Orono to just four points in the final period.“At practice, we decided we were going to be a defensive team,” Austin said. “We’ve been rolling ever since.”The pivotal moment of Ellsworth’s season came on January 16 when the Eagles lost to Old Town 64-57 and dropped to 7-4.“It was on my birthday – that’s why I remember it so well,” Austin said. “They probably don’t want to remember the next day in practice.”But Austin said it was the Eagles’ best practice to date.Since then, Ellsworth has won 10 straight games, including over top Class B teams such as No. 3 Washington Academy, No. 6 Caribou and No. 5 Mount Desert Island as well as the Class C North’s top seed, George Stevens Academy.“They step up every game and never say die,” Austin said. “It has been a wonderful ride so far.”View more photos from the game here. Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016
Andrew Johnson and Philippe Senderos have been passed fit for Fulham’s derby clash with QPR on Saturday.Both players have recovered from groin injuries and will be available for the game at Loftus Road.Striker Johnson scored a hat-trick against Rangers when Fulham walloped them 6-0 at Craven Cottage earlier in the season.AdChoices广告Recent signing Pavel Pogrebnyak, who scored before limping off on his debut against Stoke, has also been passed fit.But midfielder Steve Sidwell remains sidelined with an abdominal injury.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Today’s action is expected to finish with mass sprint on the streets of Amiens where Carrick on Suir’s Sam Bennett of Bora Argon 18 will be hoping to get a chance to show his sprinting prowess today.Germany’s Tony Martin wears the race leader’s yellow jersey following his stage win yesterday.Dan Martin is the best-placed of the three Irish riders in the field – he starts in 35th place overall having lost time due to a crash yesterday.
Sadjo was trailed by Plateau-born Adamu Shehu Mu’azu who came second at 31mins 22seconds, while Oyebode Dada Samuel from Osun State came third at 31mins 48seconds.The State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, who was the special guest of honour at the event, presented the winners with their prizes and congratulated all the participants for daring to take part in the epoch making event.Fayemi said his administration would not only invest in the education and human capital development of the youth, but will continue to partner with relevant private sector players in providing them platforms to showcase their God-given talents.The overall winner, Sadjo smiled home with N1 Million; the first runner up got a prize of N500,000 while the second runner up got N300,000.The race which was flagged off by the State Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi in Aramoko- Ekiti at 9:25am.There were winners in other categories, including the female elite category where Rose Akuso from Plateau State came first in 36 mins 51 seconds. She was trailed by David Abiye from Ondo state who came second in 36 mins 59 seconds, while another runner from Plateau State, Oman Sale came third.They also received N1 Million; N500,000 and N300,000 respectively as their prizes.In the female indigene category, Adewole Hannah Jumoke from Ikere Ekiti came first by reaching the finish line in 38 mins 49 seconds. She got N1million.She was followed by Sehinde Favour (43mins 32 seconds) and Folorunso Fayokemi (44m, 38s), who took the second and third positions respectively.In the male indigene category, Shedowo Adewale came first at 34mins 51s, while Lawal Azeez came second at 35 mins 16 seconds. Arowolo Tunde came third with 36m, 17secs.Fourteen years old Dolapo Morakinyo, from Oke Imesi-Ekiti was apparently the youngest participant in the race and was the cynosure of all eyes as she got to the finish line.The Ikogosi Marathon race was organised by the Ikogosi Marathon Initiative in partnership with the Ekiti State Government. Over 5,000 registered for the race online, while close to 2,500 collected racing materials which qualified them for the race yesterday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Victor Ogunje in AAdo EkitiCross River State–born Sadjo Ismael made history by becoming the winner of the maiden edition of Ikogosi 10km Marathon race in Ekiti State yesterday.He beat over 2,000 other athletes to the finish line to win the N1 million prize in an impressive time of 30 mins 40seconds.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisLINCOLN, Mich. — Face to face instruction may have been cancelled, and school buildings may have been closed across Michigan, but that doesn’t mean the school year is over. Students may think that because of the governor’s executive order, that means they won’t have to worry about any more school work.Superintendent of Alcona Schools, Dan O’Connor says that they are working on three main goals – consulting with families and making sure that they have everything they need, providing social and emotional learning resources so that the mental of students is being looked after, and providing academic resources.Alcona schools and others in our area must submit and be approved for their education plans for the rest of this school year to the Alpena, Montmorency, Alcona Educational Service District. “Our staff will be working on that heavily over the next two weeks virtually,” said O’Connor. “As I said we’re targeting to hopefully get resources out to parents for the first time by the 24th, but the state had mandated that at the latest it would be out by the 28th.”O’Connor added that students shouldn’t relax too much, as more coursework will be heading their way soon enough. “The school year is definitely not over and we are still going to be there to serve and support families and students through the end of the scheduled school year with the three goals that I outlined earlier, as well as food service.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alcona Community SchoolsContinue ReadingPrevious Call center hours extended to better serve Michiganders filing for unemployment benefitsNext Senator Gary Peters proposes ‘hazard pay’ for essential, frontline workers during COVID-19 pandemic
In addition, the international workers from Epcot’s World Showcase who returned home will be temporarily replaced by domestic workers, Clinton said.However, Disney hopes to eventually bring them back.Employees will also staff Spaceship Earth, the ride inside Epcot’s globe, since the ride’s renovation has been postponed indefinitely and it will remain open.Clinton also explained that features such as Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage, an outdoor musical held at Hollywood Studios, may not be allowed to continue for at least a while.Meanwhile, other rides may need to be closed at times for cleaning“Disney has not shared those details with us,” Clinton said. “What we do know is there’s going to be a massive need for attractions workers across property. … There’s going to be a lot of work that needs to be done.”The company previously announced it is temporarily eliminating parades, character meet-and-greets and fireworks at its parks.Workers will undergo temperature checks at work; they will be sent home if they have fevers, but will receive paid time off while they quarantine, Clinton emphasized.The Magic and Animal kingdoms will reopen July 11, while Epcot and Hollywood Studios reopen July 15.Disney’s competitors are opening earlier. Universal Orlando theme parks will be back up and running on Friday, and SeaWorld Orlando gets back in action June 11. Walt Disney World plans to bring back thousands of its furloughed workers over the next few weeks, and may need to move some of those employees around to replace its college interns, says a union leader.Eric Clinton, who leads Local 362, gave his union members an update earlier this week and shared some details online.During June, all Disney full-time attractions and custodian workers, and a large number of part-timers, will be called back to work.Union members who work at the company’s water parks, which have no immediate plans to reopen, as well as vacation planners and others at closed Disney properties, will have the option to transfer to other jobs where there are shortages.Disney Vacation Club hotels and Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground are reopening June 22, and the theme parks will follow in July.“With a focus on the health and wellness of our cast members and guests, we have worked with the unions on a thoughtful plan to bring thousands of our existing cast members back to work as soon as possible in a safe and responsible way,” Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger said.Clinton added that Disney is also in need of employees to clean around ride queues and to take positions that maintain social distancing in the lines, as guests await temperature checks to enter the theme parks.The company has no plans to bring back seasonal workers or to resume the Disney College Program immediately, according to the union.“If anyone thinks that college program workers are coming back anytime soon, they are mistaken,” Clinton said.
Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Blazers claim No. 3 seed with win over Utah Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ The Cavs swept the Pacers in the first round last year, but Lue warned this is a different Indiana team.“They’re a team that beat us 3-1 and we know they play fast,” Lue said. “(Victor) Oladipo has had an amazing year and I think the biggest thing is (coach) Nate McMillan, I think he definitely should be considered for coach of the year. When they traded Paul George and brought in Oladipo and (Domantas) Sabonis and those guys, they just said they would be fish in the bottom of the East.“They’re fifth in the East and they’ve been playing well all season and you gotta really commend Nate for what he’s done with that team.”TIP-INSKnicks: Rookie Luke Kornet scored a season-high 23 points and Trey Burke added 19. … G Courtney Lee (sprained left ankle) was ruled out before shootaround, leaving New York with just nine players. … Rookie G Frank Ntilikina, the No. 8 overall draft pick, played in a team-high 78 games.Cavaliers: Re-signed F Kendrick Perkins for the remainder of the season. Lue believes Perkins, who was on Cleveland’s 2015 Finals team, will be a positive influence on the team’s big men in the playoffs. “He’s always preaching the right message, it’s all about team, when guys miss defensive assignments he calls those guys out,” Lue said. … Perkins said a stint in the G-League was “very humbling.” Perkins recalled some 12-hour bus trips, cramming himself into plane seats and staying at hotels not exactly up to NBA standards. “It wasn’t the end of the world,” he said, “but it wasn’t just like heaven, either.”UP NEXTKnicks: A coaching search, and then the NBA draft on June 21.Cavaliers: Face Indiana in the first round for the second straight year. LATEST STORIES Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, drivers past New York Knicks’ Luke Kornet, from Switzerland, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — The trades, dysfunction and months of madness are all behind the Cavaliers.A new season lies ahead. The one that matters.ADVERTISEMENT Cleveland’s season included injuries, a heated team meeting, a roster overhaul at the trade deadline and Lue being forced to take a medical leave after experiencing chest pains.“It has been pretty crazy and you know through all the craziness and the different moving parts and moving pieces, I thought we did a good job of just staying together,” Lue said. “I think the new group came in and I like the way they kind of came together the last 15 games of the season. All of that is behind us now and I just want to look forward to going into the playoffs.”For James, this season presented personal triumph.He averaged 27.5 points and set career highs with 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds. James also surpassed 30,000 career points, started his record 14th straight All-Star game and fueled the debate over whether he has surpassed Michael Jordan as the best player in league history.“It’s the best I’ve felt all season and I’ve got the numbers to back it up and I’ve got the wins to back it up as well,” James said.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LeBron James played in his 82nd game, scored 10 points and then got some rest for the playoffs as the Cavaliers concluded a “crazy” regular season with a 110-98 loss on Wednesday night to New York in what was Jeff Hornacek’s last game as Knicks coach.James had never played every game in his 15-year NBA career. But the 33-year-old capped a remarkable run in which he seemed to break a record every night by adding another accomplishment to his long list of achievements.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAnd now he’ll try to get to his eighth straight Finals and win a fourth title with a team that looks nothing like it did in November.“We’ve got a chance,” James said. “We’re one of 16 teams that have a chance to win a championship. That’s all you can ask for.” Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Before the game, Lue said he tried to talk James out of playing, but he gave in and allowed the four-time MVP to extend his record of scoring in double digits to 873 consecutive games before taking him out. James finished with 10 points and five rebounds in 10:33.From here out, he won’t be sitting much.With Philadelphia beating Milwaukee, the Cavs are the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and will face Indiana in the opening round. The Pacers went 3-1 against the Cavs this season.Meanwhile, another rocky season in New York is mercifully over.The Knicks (29-53) got off to a solid start but never recovered after losing All-Star Kristaps Porzingis to a torn knee ligament. Hornacek is still under contract, but a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press that the Knicks fired the coach after the game.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity early Thursday morning because an official announcement isn’t planned until later in the day. The firing was first reported by ESPN.One of the league’s most storied franchises remains aimless. The Knicks have missed the playoffs five straight years and lost at least 50 games in each of the last four.“Jeff is a good guy,” forward Michael Beasley said of Hornacek. “He played the hand he was dealt. It’s difficult to do anything because all you’re thinking about is not to mess up.”John Holland scored 21 and rookie Cedi Osman 18 to lead Cleveland.PACERS PREP Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’