The global pharma market is set to grow at between 5% and 6% up to 2024 – but as a result of an ageing global population and better access to healthcare in emerging economies, rather than new blockbuster medicines.However, in individual countries, the growth could be enormous. India leads the field, with estimates of 232% growth to 2030, followed by China, at 230%.There are clearly opportunities for companies involved in the transport of medicines and drugs; opportunities which are enhanced, for proficient businesses, by increasing regulations and more stringent requirements. CEIV, IATA’s “living programme”, which helps companies adapt to the changing environments, is at full swing, currently certifying more than 220 entities, with many more to follow.Even with the focus on regulations, however, shippers continue to book pharma as general cargo in a bid to save costs. And while airlines have been able to invest in the sector, their handling partners have less incentive – and funds – to do so. The initial volumes are not sufficient, and the capacity required is inflexible. Consequently, partnerships are the way forward, handlers argue. By Alex Lennane 08/01/2019 Meanwhile, e-commerce has its sights set on the business – but so far business-to-consumer is uncharted territory.Pharmaceutical logistics requires significant investment and time and is not a business for the faint-hearted. But the rewards can be significant, finds this latest Loadstar LongRead.You can download it here: Pharma19FINAL © John6863373
Electric Picnic By Megan Shiel – 6th May 2020 In Pictures: Laois community comes together to wish popular woman a 100th birthdayThe town of Rathdowney came together today to wish one of their oldest residents a happy 100th birthday this afternoon.There was even a virtual appearance from singer Daniel O’Donnell while Bishop Dermot Carroll was also in attendance.Resident Hannah Finane was the birthday girl as the people who love her came out in force to give her a socially distanced surprise.You can read the piece in full here. Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Previous articleWATCH: Gardai make visit to little Dan DonoherNext articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, May 7, 2020 Megan ShielMegan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she’s happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don’t mention the 2019 champions league final Facebook Facebook Coronavirus update and Laois figures1,375 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – an increase of 37 from yesterday.While there has been a total of 265 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today.This is an increase on the 21,983 cases from yesterday and takes the overall total to 22,248.The total number of cases in Laois now stands at 240 – while it is not known how many have recovered. Nationally, recovery stats are around 70%.You can read the full report here.Popular Laois road race cancelled altogether for 2020The Streets of Portlaoise 5km Road Race will not proceed in 2020.The race, which was traditionally takes place on St Patrick’s Day, was postponed at the time due to Coronavirus.But now, organisers have taken the decision to cancel the event altogether for 2020 and hope to come back in 2021.LISTEN: Laois footballers struggle to see how GAA can resume in July under ‘social distancing’Speaking on LaoisToday’s Talking Sport Podcast on Tuesday, two Laois footballers expressed their doubts that GAA will resume in July.Laois full back Mark Timmons said that he cannot see a scenario where GAA begins again unless social distancing is no longer in place.Listen to the full chat with the two lads here. Electric Picnic WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest News Twitter Home News Community Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Wednesday, May 6, 2020 NewsCommunity WhatsApp Diary of a Stuck at Home Mum: A very ‘Un-Easter’ Holiday breakSo, it’s what should be the start of the Easter holidays. Like most people we had planned on doing things together as a family; travelling around the country, visiting family and friends, staying a few nights in a hotel somewhere. I had even planned on getting a break from the little cherubs by dropping them with their grandparents for a night!Instead we are being forced, delightedly forced, to spend even more time together, revelling in the joys of family life. There will be more screaming, probably mine, there will be more fighting, there will be more hair loss – but I’m sure that there will also be more fun, more laughter and more love to go around – and as long as there’s a load of chocolate on Easter Sunday then we can get through it all!You can read the piece in full here.Worth a Read – Boarding schools highlight social-distancing challenges for Leaving CertBoarding schools have voiced concern over whether they can implement social distancing measures if they reopen for the Leaving Cert exams later this summer.Many say they face steep challenges in ensuring students are safe during the two-week period they are due to reopen in July, as well as during the exams themselves.In addition, some schools have overseas students who are worried they may not be able to return in time to sit the exam due to travel restrictions or quarantine rules.You can read The Irish Times piece in full here.Worth a Read – Backpain, posture and remote working – some tips to help (and how the ironing board can come in handy)Let’s start with sitting. We all know that lengthy sitting is a health hazard – and the average person sits 10 hours a day. Prolonged sitting promotes dozens of chronic diseases including depression, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. That’s true even if you exercise as well as sitting.Once you recognise the health risks posed by excessive sitting, the next step becomes how to change this unhealthy behaviour. Here’s the trick: Imagine your head as a bowling ball. Your head must be properly aligned to avoid undue stress on your neck and spine.Avoid positioning your head forward; hold it upright instead to help line up your ears, shoulders, and hips. Sit with your feet flat on the floor with your hips above your knees. Lastly, avoid soft chairs and couches.You can read the Journal piece in full here.Dedicated COVID- Compliance Officers Could Become “Commonplace” in Irish BusinessesThe Association of Compliance Officers Ireland (ACOI) have said that, as the Irish workforce and businesses themselves begin to contemplate what the working landscape will look like as the country tentatively emerges from lockdown, the issue of compliance and how to deal with social distancing and other COVID-related protocol, will be at the forefront of the minds of managers and business owners in every industry.The professional body, which has over 3,000 members nationwide, believe that “COVID Compliance Officers” may well need to become commonplace – if only temporarily – to ensure businesses meet any instructions and/or rules and guidelines issued by the Government, which might then allow them to recommence trading.BREAKING: GAA suspends all ‘inter-county’ training until further noticeThe GAA have confirmed that no inter-county games will take place until October at the earliest due to the Coronavirus pandemic.In a statement released moments ago, they say that have made the decision in the interest of the players.It certainly pours water on the hope that we could have an All-Ireland this year. TAGSCoronavirusCoronavirus Daily Noticeboard RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Wednesday, May 6, 2020 Pinterest In Pictures: Portlaoise housing estate enjoy second garden community bingo gameLocal communities around the country are coming up with all sorts of inventive ways to keep themselves entertained while adhering to the Government restrictions and observing social distancing amid the Coronavirus pandemic.One such community that came together over the weekend were St Brigid’s Place in Portlaoise – as they organised an outdoor bingo game for the second weekend running.On Sunday afternoon, they organised a game of “garden bingo” while practicing social distancing guidelines and only gathering alongside members of their own household.Check out the pictures here.Laois GAA to resume €130 ticket draws this Friday nightLaois GAA are set to resume their monthly €130 County Board Ticket draws this Friday, May 8, with the rescheduled April draw to be held.The annual draw is a huge fundraiser for all the clubs in the county – and there is over €30,000 in prize money in each of the four draws.Laois GAA received clearance from the guards to hold the draw. It will once again be streamed live by LaoisToday and Laois GAA with limited numbers in attendance. Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date
The consulting firm’s study, released Wednesday, found that 17% of survey participants plan to withdraw more than 20% of their total savings a year in retirement and another 21% believe they will withdraw between 11% and 20%. These findings come from the report, Forgotten decisions: the disconnect between the plan and reality of Canadians regarding health and finances in retirement, which surveyed older Canadian employees’ for their views on financial security in retirement as well as their employers for an understanding of the workplace programs available to employees in order to help them prepare for retirement. Those results, in addition to the fact that 35% of employees report saving 10% or less of their current salary for retirement, suggests that older Canadian employees are not thinking practically about their post-employment finances, the report states. “Employees have an unrealistic view of what their financial situation will be in retirement,” says Paula Allen, vice president, research and integrative solutions, Morneau Shepell, in a statement. “There is an evident disconnect between how long retirement income typically needs to last, the savings pattern of many, and the withdrawal plans of most.” Approximately one-quarter (24%) of employees surveyed admit they will not be financially prepared for retirement and an even greater number (51%) of employers surveyed for the report believe this to be the case for their employees. The report indicates that one specific area of retirement in which employees are underprepared is heath-care costs and how those will affect these survey participants once they lose access to their workplace benefit programs. More than six in 10 (61%) employees surveyed are currently suffering from one or more chronic health conditions and 66% state health-related costs are one of their top concerns in retirement. In fact, 59% of the employees say they will not have access to an employer-sponsored health benefits plan. “Chronic health issues are so commonplace that sometimes they are accepted as the norm. Unfortunately, this can lead to complacency and lack of investment in one’s own health and lack of preparation for health costs,” says Allen. “The cost of chronic health issues, which often increase with age, can be a big shock during retirement, as employer health benefits may no longer be available for medication and other health-related support,” she adds. “As well, the public drug plan covers much fewer medications than most employer-sponsored plans.” Although 96% of the employers surveyed indicate it is important for employees to know how their health costs will impact their retirement income, 29% also report they do not provide retirement-related financial information. “Employers clearly see risk in the retirement preparedness of employees, but often do not have the systems in place to offer the necessary support and education,” says Allen. “Providing employees with more knowledge on the facts and options for personal financial management and health cost issues in retirement is crucial to adequately prepare employees for their transition to retirement.” The report is based on the responses from surveys of 1,013 working Canadians who were 50 years old or older at the time of the research and 100 employers. The data was collected in September 2015. Photo copyright: alexraths/123RF Earnings surge for Great-West Lifeco in Q4 Tessie Sanci Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Snowbirds win legal battle to reinstate out-of-province medical coverage Survey finds Canadians aren’t sure how much they’ll need for retirement Related news Many Canadian baby boomer employees are planning to withdraw 15% of their total savings a year, on average, following their retirement, which is four times the usually recommended rate, according to new research from Toronto-based Morneau Shepell Inc. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Retirement
Capricorn Highway upgrades will create new economic opportunities The Capricorn Highway upgrades have received significant funding from Federal and State Governments over the last two years, further cementing Rockhampton’s position as the gateway to Northern Australia.Rockhampton Region Acting Mayor Neil Fisher said the current Capricorn Highway upgrades and planning to build the critical missing links will help to improve the safety and serviceability of the highway, benefitting locals and building further links to regional Queensland and Northern Australia.“The upgrades will further connect south-east Queensland to Central and Western Queensland. These highways significantly service regions with general freight, important agricultural and cattle movements and resource sector traffic servicing the all-important Bowen and Galilee Basins,” Acting Mayor Fisher said.“The Capricorn Highway is Central Queensland’s principal east-west freight corridor and is the lifeline for numerous Western Queensland towns. The need to continue investment in key highway connections between Rockhampton and Western Queensland is critical for future proofing Northern Australia.“The Capricorn Highway is a key connector to the inland towns of Alpha, Tambo, Blackall and Jericho. As primary producers in the cattle industry, we’re excited for the development of this corridor to assist these areas in continuing to provide beef products to Australia and internationally.“It is great to see the Rockhampton region securing important funding for integral infrastructure works and I encourage both levels of Government to continue to recognise the economic benefits of investing in infrastructure for regional Queensland and planning for those missing links.”Executive Manager of Advance Rockhampton, Mr Greg Bowden, said Rockhampton is well positioned to provide crucial road, rail, air and sea connections to Central, Western and North Queensland.“The economic growth opportunities associated with these key connections will create and sustain further employment across Northern Australia. Rockhampton and the Capricorn Highway is part of Australia’s key freight route network and the upgrades will help to improve the region’s transport infrastructure, further enhancing local businesses’ ability to service key industries surrounding our region,” Mr Bowden said.“The upgrades are critical to the movement of products to and from key markets and for connecting regional areas to key transport hubs like Rockhampton. The Advance Rockhampton team will continue to work closely with our regional neighbours and our local industries to further entrench our local businesses into the job-rich resources and agricultural sectors created by these upgrades and as a result of any new linkages across Central and Western Queensland.“Visitors to the region will also benefit from these upgrades. The Capricorn Highway is featured as one of the scenic drives in the Drive Inland Strategy, and we look forward to further encouraging travellers to explore the hidden treasures of Regional Australia and put Rockhampton on their radar.”Once complete, the Capricorn Highway upgrades will see new transport infrastructure including intersection upgrades, wider roads, additional overtaking lanes and on-road cycling facilities added. The upgrades are expected to be complete by mid-2021. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). 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The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever First there was derision. Then mockery turned into admiration. Now a battle is unfolding between two of the most revered names in the automobile world, Porsche and Tesla.The venue of the showdown: Germany’s Nurburgring, the race track considered the most challenging in the world.The circuit boasts 73 tight turns (Silverstone in the U.K. has 18), changing elevations and a brutal length of more than 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) winding through leafy forest, earning it the nickname “Green Hell.” It’s here that Porsche’s new Taycan Turbo S set the record as the fastest four-door electric car last month, clocking in at 7 minutes and 42 seconds. The feat wasn’t lost on a rival sitting thousands of miles away in California: Tesla’s Elon Musk. Always one to relish a good fight, Musk picked up the gauntlet and has dispatched a Model S to the German hinterland to reclaim the bragging rights as king of the electric sedan.The car confrontation has all the ingredients of an epic battle between incubent and upstart, infused with social-media feeds that have energized die-hard fans on either side of the Atlantic wondering which of the two cars can shave those vital extra seconds off their lap time. Adding to the frenzy is former Formula One racing champion Nico Rosberg, who chimed in on Twitter to pilot the Tesla, an offer that Musk happily accepted.Musk has a lot riding on the challenge. After Porsche unveiled the Taycan Turbo and Turbo S as its first electric cars last week, Musk teased the brand for its “turbo” nomenclature, because a turbocharger is only found in a combustion engine. Following the initial ribbing, he found more charitable words in a later tweet, acknowledging that the Taycan “does seem like a good car” and that the Nurburgring track time “is great.”The stakes are equally high for Porsche, which has watched Tesla turn itself into a veritable alternative for customers seeking a high-performance car but with an electric engine, an open flank that the Stuttgart-based manufacturer now hopes to protect with the Taycan.Musk posted on September 6 that a Model S would make an appearance at the track “next week.” Indeed, a modified Model S has been spotted testing on the Nurburgring Nordschleife, according to Car and Driver, which appeared to show the car on the track as part of a general driving session open to others. The model sported flared fenders and an enlarged opening at the front, probably for extra cooling.RELATED First Look: 2020 Porsche TaycanWhen exactly the car might attempt to break the Taycan’s record remains shrouded in mystery. Tesla did not respond to a request for comment on its plans for the Nurburgring.Bolstering Tesla’s case, the company tweeted on September 11 that a Model S with a new “Plaid” powertrain beat the record for the fastest four-door sedan at Laguna Seca, a race track near Monterey, California, even though the time hadn’t been achieved during a competitive event and wasn’t officiated by staff at the track.Pushing the round below 10 minutes is the ambition of all Nurburgring daredevils. The track is open to both professional and amateur drivers, and the fastest time with a street-legal sports car was 6 minutes and 44 seconds, performed in a Porsche GT2 RS MR on October 25 last year, according to the circuit’s web site. Trending Videos advertisement RELATED TAGSTeslaSedanNon-LuxuryElectric CarsElectric VehiclesNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Motor Mouth: Will Porsche’s Taycan challenge Tesla’s EV hegemony? Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The Tesla Model 3 Performance Handout / Tesla COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS That’s an average speed of 185 kilometers an hour for the 20.8-kilometer stretch. See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” ‹ Previous Next ›
Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail A tiny, hearing aid-like device is revolutionizing speech therapy for some older children and adults who stutter, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder professor. The device, called SpeechEasy, has helped a number of people who have not had satisfying results with traditional stuttering therapy, said Professor Peter Ramig, associate chair of the CU-Boulder department of speech, language and hearing sciences and a specialist in the research and treatment of fluency disorders and stuttering. “Our research shows that 25 percent to 30 percent of the stutterers who have not had success with traditional stuttering therapy are helped significantly by this device, some of those more than they have experienced previously,” explained Ramig. “An additional one-third are also helped, but significantly less, while the remaining are not helped at all.” SpeechEasy, manufactured by Janus Development Group of South Carolina, is worn in the ear. The prosthetic device changes how people who stutter hear themselves by both echoing their words via a slight delay and by altering the pitch of the voice. Other small devices can either echo or delay words, but none do both. Scientists are not certain why the device works, but they do know that two technologies, delayed auditory feedback and frequency altered feedback, or pitch change, have been known for decades to help people who stutter. It is only recently that these technologies could be incorporated into a tiny device that could be worn in one ear and on a daily basis, Ramig said. “The device is not a cure for stuttering,” Ramig said, “but it dramatically decreases the severity of it for some people struggling with this embarrassing, debilitating problem.” To better understand how it works, Ramig and his colleagues are conducting an independent study to determine more about how the device helps some people who stutter and not others. “Within the past few years, many exciting brain-scanning studies have been conducted with people who stutter that show significant differences in how their brains function, as compared to non-stutterers,” explained Ramig. “The studies show structural differences in the auditory processing areas of the brain called the planum temporale.” According to Ramig, researchers do not understand what causes these differences but they speculate that the fact the device alters how the stutterers hear themselves compensates for this otherwise abnormally functioning part of the brain. Ramig and his colleagues at CU-Boulder also are in the planning stages of another research project supported by the Stuttering Foundation of America. The new study will involve working with users of the device and the findings of a team of neurologists led by Dr. Anne Foundas of Tulane University, whose latest studies show a positive correlation between one of the technologies built into SpeechEasy and the structural differences found in the auditory processing area of the brain, he said. The device also has some drawbacks, according to Ramig. It is expensive, costing $4,500 to $5,000. Also, the only way stutterers can decide if the device will help them is to go through a two- to three-hour computerized evaluation in order to set the delay and pitch changes that work best for that individual. Ramig and colleagues, all stuttering specialists, have fit about 35 people with the SpeechEasy device in the past 18 months. He said they also have evaluated another 20 clients who they recommended not purchase the device because those clients experienced minimal or no fluency enhancing effect. Published: Dec. 7, 2004
SYLVANIA, Ohio – In-Kyung Kim rallied to win the Marathon Classic on Sunday to become the LPGA’s second two-time winner this season. Two strokes behind 18-year-old Nelly Korda entering the round, Kim birdied six of the first nine holes and finished with an 8-under 63 for a four-stroke victory over Lexi Thompson. Kim also won the ShopRite LPGA Classic in June in New Jersey. The six-time LPGA winner joined fellow South Korean player So Yeon Ryu as the only multiple winners this season. After playing the front nine in 6-under 28, the 29-year-old Kim and added birdies on Nos. 15 and 16. She finished at 21-under 263 at Highland Meadows. Thompson closed with a 66. Gerina Piller, the leader after each of the first two rounds, had a 68 to tie for third at 15 under with Peiyun Chien (68). Korda shot a 74 to tie for eighth at 12 under. Lydia Ko, winless since her victory last year at Highland Meadows, tied for 20th at 9 under after a 69. She also won the 2014 event.
A coalition of environmental groups wouldn’t have agreed to a settlement that allows logging to occur in grizzly bear habitat near Glacier National Park if it hadn’t been a welcome windfall for the threatened species.“If we hadn’t felt that this was going to greatly benefit grizzly bears we would have terminated the negotiations,” Arlene Montgomery of the Friends of the Wild Swan said. “It wasn’t something that we took lightly and just drew some lines on a map. We worked very hard on this.”The State Land Board on Aug. 31 approved a proposed settlement that would create seven security zones totaling 34 square miles within the Stillwater and Coal Creek state forests. The proposal would settle a lawsuit filed in 2013 by Friends of the Wild Swan, the Montana Environmental Information Center and the Natural Resources Defense Council.U.S. District Judge Don Molloy still must approve the agreement.Under the settlement, no permanent roads would be built in the security zones, logging would be barred except when bears are in their dens for winter, and then only below an elevation of 6,300 feet. The state also would avoid or minimize helicopter flights over the zones.The groups challenged the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2012 approval of the state’s Habitat Conservation Plan covering 856 square miles of state trust land in western Montana. They complained the state’s plan weakened existing protections for threatened species’ habitat within the forests, which are part of the larger Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) that is a grizzly bear stronghold.Judge Molloy ruled the Fish and Wildlife Service’s analysis of the state’s plan fell short of what is required by the U.S. Endangered Species Act. He ordered an injunction last year that prevented Montana from carrying out its habitat conservation plan in the two state forests, but allowed the plan to be implemented in other areas.Both the FWS and the conservation groups appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which placed the parties in a mediation division; they have been in settlement negotiations since March.When the timber projects were stalled last year, F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Co. near Columbia Falls felt the impact immediately. Two of the six active timber sales derailed by Molloy’s ruling belonged to Stoltze, forcing the company to take its sawmill operations offline and lay off six workers.Paul McKenzie, resource manager at Stoltze, said the Stillwater Forest north of Whitefish is a valuable resource due to its diversity of trees and proximity to the mills.Although McKenzie said the proposed settlement is good news in that it frees up a timber sale hamstrung by legal delays, but may present additional obstacles in the future.“From our perspective we would be glad to get our timber sale released so we can work on it and from that perspective the settlement is a good thing for us in the short-term,” he said. “With respect to the future it is certainly different than how grizzly bears were going to be managed under the original habitat plan. This allows less flexibility.” Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email
RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Twitter By News Highland – February 20, 2021 Pinterest North West left out of outdoor dining development fund – Harkin Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleEnvironmental project encouraging people to grow their own produceNext articleDeputy Doherty says Ulster Bank pull out reducing competition isn’t good News Highland A South Donegal Deputy has hit out at what she says is the Government’s cynical disregard of its ‘commitment’ to a policy of Balanced Regional Development.It’s after a fund to support the development of outdoor dining infrastructure was announced for eight cities and towns across the country.Deputy Marian Harkin however, has described the proposal as further discrimination against the North West with no support announced for a single town in the region.She says, the failure to include anywhere in the North West totally disregards where government resources are most needed, and chooses to ignore the fact that the region has been returned to EU designation as a Region in Transition.
By Alexander Whiteman 28/03/2019 Yodel has announced a double appointment: Sam Holden (pictured) joining the team as chief commercial officer and the promotion of Carl Moore to chief operating officer.Ms Holden joins from Ideal Shopping Direct, where she served as chief operating officer. Prior to that she held a variety of executive roles across a number of companies, including Communisis, RR Donnelley, Transactis, Otto Group and Shop Direct.Yodel highlighted Ms Holden’s “extensive” experience in client engagement as one of the main factors in her appointment.Industry veteran Carl Moore, currently network operations director, also brings a depth of industry knowledge to the role, having spent 15 years in senior roles at ANC Express, FedEx, UK Mail and UPS. Executive chairman John Hughes said he expected the changes to allow the company to build on the “sterling work” of the past 18 months. He said it would “accelerate the pace of change and to support our strategy, ensuring that our frontline colleagues, clients and their customers are at the heart of everything we do.”