Shopper footfall was down by 0.7% in May, lower than a year ago, and down from the 1% rise in April, according to new figures.The BRC/Springboard Footfall Monitor revealed a mixed picture across the UK – with footfall down by 1% on high streets, but up 1.2% in out-of-town areasThe hardest-hit parts of the UK were Northern Ireland (-3.1%), the West Midlands (-2.9%) and the East Midlands (-2.6%).Helen Dickinson, British Retail Consortium director general, said: “On the surface these figures are fairly flat, but they’re masking widespread regional variations and only two areas in England – Greater London and the East – are showing positive footfall growth compared with May 2012. As the recent unemployment figures highlighted, the outlook in terms of job prospects and economic growth is by no means ‘one size fits all’ across the UK. “While footfall saw a slight drop compared with May 2012, the month’s respectable sales growth suggests that conversion rates were good: people made fewer trips, but responded well to good deals, especially on value ranges and seasonal promotions. Where there was a little growth, retail parks led the way and this could explain why furniture – most commonly sited out of town – was the month’s best-performing category according to our Retail Sales Monitor.“Now that we’re into June, retailers will be hoping that summer sales and sunshine will make for a stronger showing next time.”
The suspects were detained in the Pontevedramunicipal police station. Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, orthe Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against them./PN Six sachets of suspected shabu valued ataround P12,000 were seized from live-in partners 40-year-old Josue Brondo Jr.and 31-year-old Dawn Marie Onelas, a police report showed. Cash amounting to P380 was also recovered fromtheir possession, police said. Brondo and Onelas were nabbed after they soldsuspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer for P500 around 9 p.m. onSunday, the report added. BACOLOD City – Police arrested two suspects ina drug sting in Barangay Recreo, Pontevedra, Negros Occidental.
STEPPING UP: The senior tandem of Ike Smith and Quan Jackson has led the Eagles. Smith is averaging 14.1 points and 5.6 rebounds while Jackson is putting up 13.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. The Panthers have been led by juniors Kane Williams and Justin Roberts. Williams has averaged 14.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists while Roberts has put up 13.3 points per game.CREATING OFFENSE: Williams has accounted for 41 percent of all Georgia State field goals over the last three games. Williams has 20 field goals and 12 assists in those games.PERFECT WHEN: The Panthers are 7-0 when they make 12 or more 3-pointers and 11-11 when they fall shy of that mark. The Eagles are 5-0 when the team records at least 11 steals and 12-12 when falling short of that total.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Panthers have recently converted buckets via assists more often than the Eagles. Georgia State has 40 assists on 78 field goals (51.3 percent) across its previous three games while Georgia Southern has assists on 33 of 69 field goals (47.8 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Georgia State is ranked first among Sun Belt teams with an average of 78.6 points per game. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGeorgia Southern (17-12, 11-7) vs. Georgia State (18-11, 11-7)GSU Sports Arena, Atlanta; Friday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Georgia State goes for the season sweep over Georgia Southern after winning the previous matchup in Statesboro. The teams last met on Jan. 25, when the Panthers created 17 Georgia Southern turnovers and turned the ball over just 10 times en route to a five-point victory. Ga. State looks to sweep Ga. Southern February 27, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
CLEAR Waters, handed over a cheque yesterday to the equivalent value of US$1200 to Yeudistir Persaud, internationally ranked table tennis player out of the Titan Tennis Club, Eve Leary, Georgetown.Yeudistir a student of Mae’s Secondary, stated that this money will be used to cover airfare and accommodation for his stay in Washington, DC as he tries to reclaim gold in the Joola Table Tennis Championship.Yeudistir will be playing in the Open category competing against over 1 000 participants from 48 different countries where he earned gold in the 2015 championship and then a bronze in 2016.He is confident that he will reclaim his title as a gold medallist.Mr Hardat stated that Clear Waters stands strong behind young local talent and is confident that Yeudistir will make Guyana proud. Mr Hardat further emphasised the importance of sports in the development of today’s youths and that Clear Waters will always be here to support in whatever way possible.The Joola North American Table Tennis championship kicks off November 29, 2017 in Washington, DC.