News / UK and world by Press Association April 30, 2018, 11:02 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Sainsbury’s has reached an agreement to merge with Walmart-owned Asda in a £12 billion deal that is set to send shockwaves through the industry. Here is what experts are saying about it: Richard Lim, chief executive at retail economics, said: “The combined retail group would create significant scale. It would enable better buying terms, the integration of Argos within Asda, and drive operating efficiencies expected to deliver cost savings of at least £500 million. “If given the green light by the CMA, it would be a game changer in the industry. The potential tie-up could deliver price reductions across a range of products, putting it in a position to challenge Tesco and the discounters head-on.” Independent retail analyst Nick Bubb said: “Today’s merger news would have been unthinkable … [Read more...] about It’s a game changer: What the experts say about Sainsbury’s-Asda deal
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Amir Vahdat, Associated Press Updated 7:05 am, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Photo: AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a conference in the northwestern city of Tabriz, Iran, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP) less In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a conference in the northwestern city of Tabriz, Iran, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. ... more Photo: AP Iran's president says no changes, additions to nuclear deal 1 / 1 Back to Gallery TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Wednesday ruled out any changes or additions to the 2015 nuclear deal, amid European efforts to … [Read more...] about Iran’s president says no changes, additions to nuclear deal
If you caught a glimpse of Amy Schumer shooting her newest film “I Feel Pretty” at the Dedham SoulCycle, in the South End, Salisbury, or in another Massachusetts town last summer, you may be patiently waiting for it to hit theaters. Friday is your chance. The new comedy stars Schumer as Renee Bennett, an insecure Manhattanite who is determined to feel as beautiful as the model-type women she encounters on a daily basis. Then, when Renee injures her head during an indoor cycling class, she wakes up believing she is the pinnacle of gorgeousness. However, the movie, which features Emily Ratajkowski, Michelle Williams, and Naomi Campbell, has not received the pinnacle of positive film reviews. At the time of this article’s publication, it had a 39 percent freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Before you make a decision as to whether or not to see the film, read what top critics are saying about it. New York Post writer Sara Stewart gave the movie … [Read more...] about What critics are saying about ‘I Feel Pretty’
The Maple Leafs are flying back to Toronto to lick their wounds and regroup after a 7-3 defeat to the Bruins on Saturday. Boston carries a 2-0 series lead into Monday’s Game 3 at the Air Canada Centre. David Pastrnak had a hat trick and three assists for the Bruins, eclipsing Wayne Gretzky’s mark for the youngest player in NHL history to record 6+ points in a playoff game. The 21-year-old scored Boston’s first goal five minutes after puck drop and its final with 1:36 left on the clock. Here’s what the Maple Leafs and Bruins had to say about Game 2: Maple Leafs Head coach Mike Babcock They’re dominating us. I actually thought we got off to a pretty good start, and the pucks still went in the net, so give them credit for playing really well. That line has been good on the power play, been good five-on-five, been good at the net scoring. Well, we’ve got to go home and get regrouped, you know, so that’s our first priority, is go home, obviously it … [Read more...] about What the Maple Leafs had to say about their 7-3 loss to the Bruins
DONALD Trump labelled Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad an "animal" following a suspected nerve agent attack in Syria which left at least 70 dead. Harrowing footage showed kids foaming at the mouth after a deadly cocktail of chlorine and apparent sarin gas was dropped on the rebel-held town of Douma. What happened in Douma and is Assad to blame? Aid workers reported dozens of people were killed by poison gas - many of them young children - following the attack on the rebel-held town. Official sources said at least 70 people had died in the atrocity late on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in the besieged town of Douma. Patients showed signs of "respiratory distress, central cyanosis, excessive oral foaming, corneal burns, and the emission of chlorine-like odour", they said. Medics had "observed bradycardia, wheezing and coarse bronchial sounds". The statement added civil defence volunteers found 42 casualties dead in their homes "with similar clinical symptoms of excessive oral foaming, … [Read more...] about Syria chemical attacks 2018 – what happened in Douma and what did Donald Trump and Russia say about it?