PUMA AG worldwide brand sales +3.4% in 2007

Related PUMA AG has reported worldwide brand sales growth of 3.4% to reach a total of €2.7 billion after currency adjustments. Footwear sales rose 1.9% on a comparable basis to € 1,478 million, with apparel up 5.7% to just short of €1 billion and accessories up 3.7% to € 262 million.In 2007 the company expanded its own retail operations, with 25 PUMA Concept stores opened worldwide in the year. For 2008, earnings before interest and taxation is expected to increase. Operating margin, however, is expected to fall previous years, due to investments in major sports events and related marketing expenses in tandem with further expansion of the company’s own retail activities.www.puma.com  

Burkina Faso blast kills six, mostly children

first_imgAt least six people, mostly children, died when an improvised explosive device went off in northern Burkina Faso, security sources and local officials said Sunday.The IED, which exploded as the group’s cart was passing late Saturday, also injured four others, they said.Northern Burkina Faso is notorious for jihadist attacks which have killed more than 1,000 people there and displaced about a million more since 2015.The victims were “nearly all children who were returning from grazing their livestock”, a local in Ouahigouya said. “The cart which carried some of them rolled over a mine.”IED attacks have multiplied since 2018, killing nearly 200 military personnel and civilians, according to an AFP tally. Such attacks are often combined with an ambush.Jihadist violence, which is often accompanied by inter-community strife, has killed more than 4,000 people in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, according to United Nations figures. Five killed in Burkina Faso blast Seven killed in Burkina Faso blast At least six killed in Burkina Faso church attack Relatedlast_img read more

Embassy hosts free medical care day in Kalinago Territory

first_img Share Share 15 Views   no discussions LocalNews Embassy hosts free medical care day in Kalinago Territory by: – October 26, 2013 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Tweet Photograph compliments: Second Secretary, José Antonio OlavarríaThe Venezuelan Embassy in Dominica is hosting a day of free medical care to residents of the Kalinago Territory at the Salybia Primary School grounds.This activity is a collaboration between the Embassy, the Ministry of Carib Affairs and the Cuban International Brigade.As part of the free medical care day a pediatrician, dermatologist, surgeon, internist, gastroenterologist and general practitioner will provide care to the participants.The free medical care also forms part of a day of solidarity with the people of the Kalinago Territory.Photograph compliments: second secretary, José Antonio OlavarríaVenezuelan Ambassador Hayden Pierla Sanchez, Cuban Ambassador Eleana Ramos and second secretary, José Antonio Olavarría are part of the delegation.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

LSU’s Darcy Malone practicing with Australian team

first_imgLSU Tigers center Darcy Malone (22) is stopped by Auburn Tigers center Trayvon Reed (4) and forward Jordan Granger (25) during the first half at Auburn Arena.LSU Tigers center Darcy Malone (22) is stopped by Auburn Tigers center Trayvon Reed (4) and forward Jordan Granger (25) during the first half at Auburn Arena.BATON ROUGE – LSU junior center Darcy Malone has been named as part of the 16-member team that began training Sunday in Canberra for Australia’s World University Games team.The 11-day tournament runs July 3-14 in South Korea.Australia is in Pool C with Lithuania, Finland, Japan, France and Chinese Taipei with play scheduled to begin on July 3 in the southern city of Gwangju. There will be several warm-up games in China before the Games begin.Consisting of a mix of National Basketball League talent, United States college players and emerging stars, coach Andrej Lemanis is happy with the announced squad.“The pleasing thing is it was a difficult decision to get down to 16 players. There are some quality players that missed out which is indicative of the strength of basketball currently in Australia,” Lemanis said.Malone, who played for the Canberra Gunners of the ACT Academy of Sports in Australia, played in 25 games this past season with eight starts. He scored 22 points and averaged 1.4 rebounds with 12 blocked shots. In two years at LSU, he has played in 44 career games.Malone, a 7-footer, has international experience for his home country, playing on the FIBA 2012 U17 World Championship team from Australia, earning the silver medal.The team will make a cut to a final team of 12 before heading to China for the warm-up games.last_img read more