https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news/205645/eight_col_31485208_l.jpg?1566337233 Speciality dairy producer Synlait Milk has almost halved its profit forecast after its key customer downgraded its earnings outlook because of lower sales. Photo: 123rf Synlait is a major supplier of infant formula to A2 Milk, which on Friday said disruption in the daigou sales channel, involving purchases in Australia and New Zealand on behalf of consumers in China, had been more significant than expected. A2 said it expected full-year revenue between $1.4-$1.55 billion, down from guidance of $1.8-$1.9b given at the annual meeting last month, sending its shares 21 percent lower. Synlait said it now expected sales volumes of infant formula to fall by 35 percent as a result of A2 Milk’s lower sales. “This updated guidance announcement reflects the impact that Covid-19 has had on Synlait’s strategic customer,” it said in a statement to the stock exchange. “As a result of this change, initial estimates, on currently ...

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https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2017-11/beehive-red-og_0.png As the festive season kicks off and we welcome the rise in summer temperatures, the risk of food poisoning at home increases, Minister for Food Safety Dr Ayesha Verrall warns. “Food poisoning is a significant issue in New Zealand with an estimated 100,000 people getting sick from unsafe food handling practices at home,” Dr Ayesha Verrall said. “That’s why the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is launching an awareness campaign, reminding consumers to follow the 3 C’s: clean, cook and chill, when handling, cooking and storing raw meats such as poultry, to avoid getting sick and “paying the price”. “A recent study on consumer food safety behaviour and knowledge revealed most New Zealanders don’t believe food poisoning can be deadly or create long-term, health consequences—and they do believe the food they cook at home is safer than the local takeaway or café. “The Government is committed to protecting Kiwis from ...

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https://www.elanka.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/HazifMarikar.jpg Source:Dailynews Having started his career as a scrum half, Irwin Howie developed into one of the finest fly halves in the history of Kandy and Sri Lanka rugby with a reputation as an elusive runner and the playmaker of the backline. He is the man who steered Kandy Sports Club to the Cup final under his leadership after nine long years in 1978 where they lost to Havelock SC under Anton Benedict by 4-10 Irwin Howie was a dynamic and cheerful rugby player.Fans in the late 1960s and 1970s were amazed at the brilliant performances Irwin produced. He started rugby at Trinity College and played in all age groups.He started as a scrum-half at the age of 15 and ended as one of the best fly halves.. At senior level, he was well known for his kicking. He used to score through drop goals from any angle and was ...

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/news_crops/115370/eight_col_075_szymanowicz-londonto201219_npw77.jpg?1608481665 A number of European countries have banned, or are planning to ban, travel from the UK to prevent the spread of a more infectious Covid-19 variant. Shoppers walk along Oxford Street after new coronavirus restrictions were announced by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: AFP / WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto The Netherlands and Belgium have halted flights, with Italy to follow suit. Trains to Belgium are also suspended. Ireland is expected to restrict flights and ferries from midnight local time on Sunday. France and Germany are among others considering similar action. The new variant has spread quickly in London and south-east England. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday introduced a new tier four level of restrictions, scrapping a planned relaxation of rules over the Christmas period for millions of people. Top health officials said that there was no evidence the new variant was more deadly, or would react differently to vaccines, ...

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