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Skippers imaginary picks For Virat its Faf for FaF its Bumrah

By on October 20, 2019

first_imgLondon: India captain Virat Kohli would pick South African skipper Faf du Plessis in his side if he ever got a chance to pick someone from the other participating teams in the World Cup. All the 10 captains were given a hypothetical situation wherein they could pick any player from the other side and there were some interesting answers with answers ranging from Jasprit Bumrah to Rashid Khan. “It is very difficult to choose someone. We feel we are such a strong side. But if I have to choose one from the current lot…since AB (de Villiers) is retired now, I would choose Faf (du Plessis),” said Kohli at the official captains’ media conference. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach Arun Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza picked Kohli to be a part of his side. Pointing towards Kohli, Mortaza said: “I would choose that guy.” Du Plessis preferred to pick bowlers rather than batsmen but when asked if he would not like to have Kohli in his team, the South African said “Virat is my batting team”. “I will pick a few players, mainly bowlers. For bowling attack…Jasprit Bumrah, he is bowling really well at the moment. As Virat said, he is multi-format bowler. Then there is exciting spinner Rashid Khan, Pat Cummins from Australia. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-up Team that will go till the end of the tournament will be the ones that do well with the ball. Bowlers who have capabilities of taking wickets,” said du Plessis. New Zealander Kane Williamson agreed with his South African counterpart, saying bowlers will play a key role. “Bowlers will play a big part and I would love to have Rashid Khan in my team,” said Williamson. England’s Eoin Morgan said: “I won’t change anything about my team. Ponting is part of Australia’s coaching side, so I would take Ricky Ponting.” Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed picked up Jos Butler, while Australian Aaron Finch went for Proteas strike bowler Kagiso Rabada. “Rabada is one guy who has amazing energy. He is a superstar,” said Finch. Choice for Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne was Ben Stokes. “He (Stokes) is a game changer. We know what he can do.”last_img read more

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Detergent diaper sales help lift PG profit by 8 per cent matching

By on October 4, 2019

by Mae Anderson, The Associated Press Posted Oct 25, 2013 5:36 am MDT Detergent, diaper sales help lift P&G profit by 8 per cent, matching expectations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Procter & Gamble’s fiscal first-quarter net income rose 8 per cent as the world’s largest consumer products company sold more of its detergent and diapers globally and cut costs.The results were in line with Wall Street expectations and the company reaffirmed its 2014 forecast.The Cincinnati-based company, whose products range from Tide detergent to Crest toothpaste and Gillette razors, is in the midst of a turnaround plan that includes focusing on its most profitable core businesses and cutting costs to save $10 billion by fiscal 2016.In the developed markets such as the U.S. and Europe, P&G has been trying to adjust its prices to stay competitive, cutting prices on some products and raising prices on others. P&G said it held or grew market share in two-thirds of its product categories globally, and two-thirds to 70 per cent of categories in North America.But CFO Jon Moeller that there are some brands in its beauty segment that need to do better, specifically its Oil Of Olay skin care business, North American Pantene hair products and its Salon professional businesses.“I will readily admit we have more work to do,” he said in a call with analysts.P&G is also working on localizing its supply chains to save money.“We’re continuing to work on North America and European supply chain redesign to lower-cost, reduce inventory and improve customer service,” Moeller said. “This work will require additional investment in both restructuring and capital, but should generate very attractive returns.”Net income for the three months ended Sept. 30 after paying preferred dividends rose to $3.03 billion, or $1.04 per share. That compares with net income of $2.81 billion, or 96 cents per share, last year. Excluding one-time items net income was $1.05 per share, matching analyst expectations, according to FactSet.Revenue rose 2 per cent to $21.2 billion from $20.74 billion. Analysts expected revenue of $21 billion.Total volume rose 4 per cent as increases in beauty, fabric care and home care, and baby, feminine and family care categories was offset by declines in grooming and health care.P&G reiterated its 2014 guidance of earnings excluding one-time items to rise 5 per cent to 7 per cent, implying results of $4.25 to $4.33 per share. It expects revenue to rise 1 per cent to 2 per cent, implying revenue of $85 billion to $85.85 billion. Analysts expect earnings of $4.29 per share on revenue of $85.71 billion.Oppenheimer & Co. Joseph Altobello said that while he is “encouraged” by “healthy” growth in sales and volume, P&G’s turnaround will take time, and the future improvement is already reflected in the stock price. He kept his “Perform,” rating on the stock.Shares fell 65 cents to $79.96 in morning trading. The stock has risen 19 per cent since the beginning of the year. read more

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