Dormant Accounts Act is passed About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act was passed by Parliament this week and received Royal Assent yesterday. The Act will enable unclaimed assets from dormant bank accounts, where there has been no customer activity for 15 years, to be reinvested into the community.The move was welcomed by the Unclaimed Assets Charity Coalition. Richard Davidson, director of policy and public affairs at Cancer Research UK, said: “The Unclaimed Assets Charity Coalition is pleased that the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act has been passed this week. In particular we welcome the Government’s decision to commit to a three year review of the legislation.“It is crucial that this review is comprehensive and seeks to assess if attempts to reunite people with unclaimed financial assets have been sufficient. We hope that, if necessary, the review will lead to further government action on this important issue.“In addition to the lobbying work it has carried out around the Act, the Unclaimed Assets Charity Coalition has continued to work on many fronts. As well as monitoring the use and effectiveness of My Lost Account and working with industry to develop it, we have also been improving processes for reuniting other asset types.“We are looking to the introduction of this Act to further improve and maximise efforts to reunite people and organisations with what is rightfully theirs.”www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/policy/index.asp?id=3789 Tagged with: Finance Law / policy 31 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 November 2008 | News
Everyclick raises £2 million for UK charities Tagged with: Digital Everyclick Online fundraising service Everyclick has now raised £2 million for the UK charity sector.Launched in 2005, Everyclick has generated the funds through its Everyclick.com search engine and its new Give As You Live service. Both of these are available to no charge to any of the UK’s charities and their supporters. They aim to enable supporters to raise funds for the favourite charity simply by conducting everyday activities, such as searching online and shopping online.www.everyclick.com About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 July 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
An op-ed piece by Dambisa Moyo in the New York Times takes a firm position that the role of the People’s Republic of China in Africa is a positive one. Moyo’s statement comes at a time of growing U.S., British and French military interventions resulting in massive destruction in Libya, Somalia and Ivory Coast.Moyo states: “Despite all the scaremongering, China’s motives for investing in Africa are actually quite pure. To satisfy China’s population and prevent a crisis of legitimacy for their rule, leaders in Beijing need to keep economic growth rates high and continue to bring hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.” (New York Times, June 27)“China needs arable land, oil and minerals. Pursuing imperial or colonial ambitions with masses of impoverished people at home would be wholly irrational and out of sync with China’s current strategic thinking,” asserted Moyo.This is contrary to the aims of the Western imperialists toward Africa, which are carried out despite the U.S. and other NATO countries facing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, with high unemployment and rising poverty for tens of millions.A year ago, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the southern African nation of Zambia and hypocritically stated that the U.S. was “concerned” that “China’s foreign assistance and investment practices in Africa have not always been consistent with generally accepted international norms of transparency and good governance, and that it has not always utilized the talents of the African people in pursuing its business interests.” (Reuters, June 10, 2011)Clinton’s statement was made when the U.S. and its NATO allies were bombing Libya on a daily basis. Prior to the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi, Libya was the most prosperous and stable country on the African continent.Chinese government aids developmentZambian President Rupiah Banda refuted Clinton’s assertion, stating, “Our country has been in a close relationship with China since before independence [in 1964].” Banda said China had assisted numerous African states in dealing with the global financial crisis which originated in the United States.Clinton made a statement in neighboring Tanzania warning that “a new colonialism in Africa from foreign investors and governments interested only in extracting natural resources to enrich themselves” was underway. Although she did not mention China by name, the implications were obvious. (China Daily, June 17, 2011)Referring to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, as the site where China built its first railway for Tanzania and Zambia during the early 1970s under the leadership of Mao Zedong, China Daily said its government “invested in the project that has benefited the local people tremendously, and Chinese workers endured the extreme weather conditions and made huge sacrifices in completing this railway project in the most difficult terrain. That railway project sets China apart from Western nations that were involved in Africa earlier than China.”Other scientific transfers of technology from China have the potential to address the agricultural crisis caused by drought and the expansion of the deserts in Africa. The Desert Control Research Institute of Gansu has dispatched scientists to Niger and Nigeria to implement a water resource preservation program sponsored by the Chinese government and the United Nations. (Xinhua, July 2) The Chinese scientists are doing research and training local personnel.Zimbabwe has been negatively affected by sanctions imposed by the U.S., Britain, the European Union and Australia. The reason for this economic war is that the government initiated a comprehensive land reform program 12 years ago to take back 50 percent of the land stolen by Britain a century ago during the advent of colonialism.The Western imperialists have denied trade and investment to Zimbabwe and have supported opposition forces bent on undermining land reform and national sovereignty. China has built strong economic ties to Zimbabwe, whose liberation movement it supported during the 1960s and 1970s during the war for independence against British settlers.China has also defended Zimbabwe and Sudan when both countries were threatened with further sanctions by the U.N. Security Council. The imperialist states have continued their policies of opposing any genuine efforts on the part of African states to develop along the lines that serve the interests of the people within their societies.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Twitter Motorist arrested after suspected drugs found in car News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ A motorist has been arrested in Derry after a quantity of drugs were found in his car. Police from Ballyarnett Neighbourhood Team were carrying out a routine traffic stop and whenwith the male it became apparent he was acting unusual.A search of the vehicle ensued with suspected drugs being found.The male was subsequently arrested and is currently in strand road custody assisting with police with their enquiries. Previous articlePeople urged to reconsider their Christmas plansNext articleThree released on bail following early morning assault in Derry News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – December 21, 2020 Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+
Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(NEW YORK) — As federal agents teamed with local fire investigators to probe a series of suspicious blazes at historically black churches in Louisiana in a 10-day span, the president of the NAACP called the destructive acts “domestic terrorism” and suggested they are the result of emboldened racial rhetoric sweeping the country.Derrick Johnson, president and chief executive officer of the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) spoke out as investigators combed the ruins of four church fires in Louisiana for clues to help them identify whomever is responsible.Three fires occurred between March 26 and Thursday in St. Landry Parish, destroying Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas, and St. Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre, officials said.A fourth fire occurred on March 31 at Vivian United Pentecostal Church in Vivian, about 200 miles from St. Landry Parish in the northeast corner of the state. The state fire marshal confirmed the blaze was intentionally set inside the church and caused a small amount of damage before it burned itself out.Johnson said the Louisiana church fires occurred in the same span of time as a similar suspicious fire at a social justice training center in Tennessee. On Saturday night, vandals spray-painted anti-Semitic slurs and white supremacist symbols on the walls and in the parking lot of the Highlander Education and Research Center in New Market, Tennessee, and torched the building.Like in the Louisiana church fires, no suspects have been identified in the blaze at the Tennessee research center, police said.“What is happening in Tennessee and Louisiana is domestic terrorism and we must not turn a blind eye to any incident where people are targeted because of the color of their skin and their faith,” Johnson said in a statement.“The spike in church burnings in the Southern states is a reflection of emboldened racial rhetoric and tension spreading across the country,” he said. “But this is nothing new. For decades, African-American churches have served as the epicenter of survival and a symbol of hope for many in the African-American community. As a consequence, these houses of faith have historically been targets of violence. The NAACP stands vigilant to ensure that authorities conduct full investigations.”Louisiana State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning said that investigators probing the rash of church fires in his state have found similarities in the incidents, but he declined to elaborate.“There is clearly something happening in this community,” Browning said. “That’s why it’s imperative that the citizens of this community be part of our effort to figure out what it is.”A spokesperson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) told ABC News that the federal agency’s National Response Team is in Louisiana investigating the fires at the houses of worship. Additionally, the ATF’s U.S. Bomb Data Center is providing support to determine if there are any links to similar fires in other parts of the country, the spokesperson said.Other churches in the St. Landry Parish welcomed the displaced congregations of the burned churches to worship at their sanctuaries on Sunday.The Rev. Gerald Toussaint, pastor of the burned Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, gave a sermon at the Morning Star Baptist Church in Opelousas, telling worshipers, “I have a feeling that this didn’t destroy a church. It just destroyed a building.”Meanwhile, Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., posted a video on the website of the Daily Advertiser newspaper in Lafayette, Louisiana, in which he aimed a message at the person or persons responsible for the church fires.“There can be many reasons why this happened, none of them are righteous,” Higgins said in the video while standing in front of the rubble of St. Mary Baptist Church. “If you participated this, you have succumbed to evil. Powers and principalities are controlling your life. I encourage you to look deep into your heart and step away from the darkness that has enveloped you and turn yourself in, because you will be caught.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Aim Our current understanding of migratory strategies and the reasons for their high variability along the phylogenetic tree remains relatively poor. Most of the hypotheses relating to migration have been formulated for terrestrial taxa; classically, oceanic migrations were considered as merely dispersive because of the scarcity of observations in the open ocean. We describe for the first time, the migration strategy of a small seabird, the Bulwer’s petrel (Bulweria bulwerii), and provide new insights into the ecology and evolution of long-distance marine migrations. Location Subtropical and tropical Atlantic Ocean. Methods Using cutting-edge geolocators, we examined the year-round distribution and at-sea activity patterns of adult Bulwer’s petrels sampled at five localities throughout the species’ breeding range in the Atlantic, within the Azores, Salvages, Canary and Cape Verde archipelagos. We assessed the migratory connectivity of the species and its habitat use at population and metapopulation scales. Results Our results provide the first evidence of an oriented leapfrog migration in oceanic seabirds. Ecological niche models based on breeding-season data effectively predicted that subtropical waters of the South Atlantic would be the preferred habitat for the northern populations of Bulwer’s petrels during the non-breeding season. Habitat modelling also highlighted similarities in distributions between the breeding and non-breeding periods for the southern populations. Data on at-sea activity patterns suggested that birds from the northern and southern populations behave differently during the breeding season, as well as in the northern and southern non-breeding ranges during the non-breeding period. Main conclusions These results indicate that specific habitat preferences, presumably related to differences in prey availability, explain the observed distributions and hence the pattern of leapfrog migration described for Bulwer’s petrel. Our study demonstrates the utility of integrating diverse tracking data from multiple populations across international boundaries, and habitat modelling, for identifying important areas common to many marine species in the vast oceanic environments.
Auction house Pugh has reported a £5m sales performance from its April property auctions, which were switched from auction rooms in Manchester and Leeds to online sales after the introduction of social distancing regulations in March.The auctioneer sold 51 lots, with a combined value of £4.8m. The properties and plots of land sold realised sale prices 24 per cent higher than guide prices, across the auction. Managing Director, Paul Thompson said the success of the firm’s existing online sales, held in addition to its regular auctions in Manchester and Leeds, made the transition of its entire operation to an online platform less challenging.Our auction was a useful test for the lockdown market and demonstrated that there is still an appetite to buy.“The launch of our April catalogue coincided with the Prime Minister’s lockdown announcement. However, our online sales, in which we had successfully sold 100 per cent of the lots up for auction, had already been underway for over 12 months. This made it relatively easy for us to switch the whole process online, with a smooth transition for both buyers and sellers.“While some vendors were, initially, nervous, serial investors are still seeing value in property and land despite the ongoing restrictions. The high rate of enquiries, pre-auction offers and legal pack downloads continue to speak for themselves and prove the market is still buoyant.”“Our April auction was a useful test for the lockdown market and demonstrated that, contrary to the general narrative, there is certainly still an appetite among investors to buy.www.pugh-auctions.comAuction house Pugh Pugh auction house Paul Thomson online auctions auction auctions June 19, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Auctions news » Investors turn to online as Pugh reports £4m sales previous nextAuctions newsInvestors turn to online as Pugh reports £4m salesThe Negotiator19th June 20200204 Views
Estate agency giant LSL has entered into a joint venture with private equity firm Pollen Street Capital (PSC) to set up what the two companies hope will become a leading national tech-led mortgage broker.The business will be established via the purchase of existing brokerages and will be financed with a £200m fighting fund financed partly via cash from LSL and PSC, and debt.The JV hopes to build a business and then exit within three to six years with LSL putting in £33.5m and PSC, £62.4 million.Fragmented market“Across a fragmented market, LSL has identified a potential pipeline of over 50 larger firms which could be grown further with the benefits offered by Pivotal and the initial strategy will focus on these larger businesses, thereafter, targeting smaller firms,” says LSL.These will join LSL’s existing PRIMIS network of 2,600 mortgage advisors, which already has 9% of the total house purchase and remortgage market.PRIMIS will act as a platform for the buy-and-build strategy reducing administrative, compliance, payment, technology, and support service costs.Simon Embley is to step down from his role as LSL board Non-Executive Chair to head up the new venture as Chief Executive.He is personally investing £4 million into the firm which is to be called Pivotal Growth.Jane Cross, previously Chief Risk Officer of the Group’s PRIMIS network and Managing Director of its e.surv surveying business, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer.David Copland, previously LSL’s Director of Mortgage Services, will be the Strategy and Business Development Director.David Stewart, Group Chief Executive of LSL, says: The establishment of the Pivotal Growth joint venture with Pollen Street Capital will enable us to establish a leading position in the provision of direct-to-consumer advice and underpins the pre-eminent position of our PRIMIS network.”Read more about LSL. April 23, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » BREAKING: LSL and leading City investment firm to build £200m mortgage giant previous nextAgencies & PeopleBREAKING: LSL and leading City investment firm to build £200m mortgage giantYour Move parent company says it has identified over 50 large brokers it wants to buy up and add to the agency’s PRIMIS network.Nigel Lewis23rd April 20210804 Views
View post tag: Naval View post tag: Fourth View post tag: Cochin View post tag: shipyard View post tag: Indian Industry news View post tag: News by topic March 4, 2014 View post tag: receives Indian Navy Receives Fourth Patrol Vessel from Cochin Shipyard COCHIN SHIPYARDCochin Shipyard Limited delivered the fourth of the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels being built for the Indian Coast Guard, today. The first reading of D 448 (protocol of delivery) was signed by Shri Ravi Kumar Roddam, Director (Finance), on behalf of CSL and commandant designate of BY 504 Cmdt Ashok Kumar of Indian Coast Guard. Shri inayakumar P, Director (Technical), CSL, DIG Vivek Vajpayee, Principal Director (Materials), Indian Coast Guard and DIG TP Sadanandan, CGRPS (Kochi) were present on the occasion. The vessel is named “ABHIRAJ” and will be operated by the Coast Guard station at Tuticorin.Cochin Shipyard had signed the contract for the construction of the 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) for the Indian Coast Guard on 20th October 2010. The yard had earlier delivered three vessels viz ICGS “Abheek”, “ICGS Aadesh” and “ICGS Abhinav”. The first vessel was commissioned on 13 December 2013, the second on 31 December 2013 and the third on 15 Jan 2014. Like its sister ships, “ABHIRAJ” can move very fast at a speed of 33 knots and will be very effective in supporting the Indian Coast Guard in its anti smuggling, anti piracy operations, fisheries protection and monitoring. Since speed of the vessel will be very crucial in coastal security operations, the superstructure of these ships is made of aluminum.The ship is propelled by water jets powered by three Main Engines, each of capacity-2720 KW and built to the dual classicfication requirements of ABS and IRS. Apart from the 20 Fast Patrol Vessels for the Indian Coast Guard, the yard is also constructing the most prestigious warship of the nation, the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier, 1 Offshore Support Vessel for Norwegian owner and one Buoy Tender Vessel for Directorate of Light Houses and Light Ships, Govt. of India.Cochin Shipyard delivered 40 ships during the period 1975-2000, 14 ships in the period 2001-2005, 29 ships during 2006-2010 and is expected to deliver 16 ships during 2011-2015.[mappress]Press Release, March 4, 2014, 2014; Image: Cochin Shipyard View post tag: from Back to overview,Home naval-today Indian Navy Receives Fourth Patrol Vessel from Cochin Shipyard View post tag: Navy View post tag: Patrol View post tag: vessel Share this article