Fonterra suspends Lankan ops

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited announced that it has taken the precautionary step of temporarily suspending its consumer operations in Sri Lanka because of the unstable situation at the moment.Chief Executive Theo Spierings said Fonterra has two immediate priorities: protecting its people, and protecting its farmer shareholders’ assets. “The temporary suspension is the right thing to do. It is a precautionary measure to ensure our 755 people working there are safe. We have closed our plants and office in Sri Lanka, and have asked our people to stay at home. Spierings said Fonterra has provided every possible assurance to the Sri Lankan authorities about the safety and quality of Fonterra’s products, and remains committed to the Sri Lankan people.“Recent events, however, have made it difficult to maintain day-to-day operations, and we need to get them resolved. “At the same time, we must do all that we can to protect our farmer shareholders’ investment in Fonterra’s Sri Lanka manufacturing and commercial operations.” Sri Lanka is one of the key markets for the New Zealand dairy industry. The New Zealand dairy industry has been providing high quality dairy nutrition to people across Sri Lanka for more than 35 years. “Fonterra Sri Lanka is currently subject to a court Enjoining Order which has shut down our ability to sell product, advertise it or make public statements in any way with customers or consumers in Sri Lanka.“Legal action is underway that is aimed at resolving the Enjoining Order.“We are also working with Sri Lankan and New Zealand government authorities on a long-term sustainable solution for our Sri Lankan customers, communities and dairy sector,” Spierings said in a statement. Fonterra also plays an important role in helping develop the local dairy industry. Earlier this year the Co-operative launched a Farmer Training and Education Programme to help develop dairy farming skills in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Spanish revenge against Germany – Das ist Sterbik

← Previous Story VIDEO: Crazy finish in Niš – Serbs drop win over Iceland for 120 seconds! Next Story → Brazil beat Poland in front of 6.000 fans in Katowice! Arpad Sterbik Spain beat Germany 26:20 (12:8) in front of 4.000 enthusiastic fans in Leon, only few days after away defeat in Mannheim – 29:28. The biggest power of the MAnolo Cadenas team was Arpad Sterbik. Legendary goalkeeper had 19 saves, more than enough to become a hero of the victory which put Spaniards at the TOP of the group.SPAIN :Sterbik (Pérez de Vargas); Rivera (7, 3 p), Maqueda (2), Enterríos (3), Aguinagalde (4), Cañellas (3), Tomás (3); Guardiola (-), Virán Morros (1), Rocas (-), Chema Rodríguez (-), Ángel Fernández (-), Ruesga (2), Dujshebaev (1), Antonio García (-)GERMANY:Wolff (Lichtlein); Gensheimer (5, 1 p), Groetzki (4), Wiencek (2), Weinhold (4-), Drux (2), Pieczkowski (1); Schmidt (1), Wiede (-), Lemke (-), Pekeler (-), Strobel (-), Ernst (1), Rahmel (-).In the second match of the group, Austria beat Finland once again – 29:22 and kept chances to play in Poland next January.STANDINGS:Spain 6Germany 6Austria 4Finland 0 read more