Forbes reports 15% rise in number of dollar billionaires

first_img  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis According to the BBC, the top six billionaires in the UK are:* Philip & Christina Green: $7bn* The Duke of Westminster: $6bn* Reuben Brothers: $3.6bn* Bernie Ecclestone: $3.4bn* Barclay Brothers: $2.8bn* Richard Branson: $2.8bnForbes research has thrown up some interesting contrasts: for example, Russia’s 33 billionaires have a combined wealth of $172 billion, over twice the combined wealth of Saudi Arabia’s 11 billionaires.Similarly, Japan’s 27 billionaires have a total net worth of $67 billion yet India has fewer but wealthier billionaires: the 23 Indian billionaires are worth $99 billion together. Forbes reports 15% rise in number of dollar billionaires Howard Lake | 15 March 2006 | News 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.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Business magazine Forbes reports that there are now 793 dollar billionaires around the world, a rise of 15% in just one year.The 20th annual list of billionaires published by Forbes reveals that these people have a combined net worth of $2.6 trillion. Microsoft’s Bill Gates once again tops the list with a personal net worth of $50 billion (£29 billion).Indeed, nearly half of the world’s billionaires are American. Advertisement Tagged with: Recruitment / people Research / statisticslast_img read more

Donor experience a focus for most but balancing income targets presents challenge, IoF report shows

first_img  252 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis31 Donor experience a focus for most but balancing income targets presents challenge, IoF report shows Tagged with: Commission on the Donor Experience donor management donor retention Institute of Fundraising Research / statistics Melanie May | 5 July 2018 | News Almost three quarters of charities say that building a great donor experience is the bedrock of their fundraising and communications but balancing short-term income targets against longer-term donor experience activities is a challenge, according to IoF research on the donor experience.One year on from the launch of the Commission on the Donor Experience’s reports, the Improving the Donor Experience report released at the Fundraising Convention on 4 July by the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and supported by Salesforce.org looks at the actions and plans fundraisers are putting in place to improve and review their donor experience.The findings are based on feedback from over 300 fundraisers across the UK, on who is responsible within charities for improving the donor experience, the specific actions that organisations had adopted, as well as snapshot case studies from three organisations, Action Aid, Meningitis Research Foundation and Innovista, about what they had done over the year to improve the experience of their supporters.It shows that change is beginning to take place across charities of all sizes, with 85% of small charities and 56% of larger charities (69% overall) stating that they go out of their way to meet the needs of their supporters. 74% of respondents also said that building great donor experiences with the aim of satisfying donors is ‘the bedrock’ of their fundraising and communications.Smaller charities were the most likely to agree with the statement that ‘they go out of their way to meet the needs of our supporters’ with 85% saying they agree or strongly agree with the statement, compared with 72% of medium-sized organisations, and 56% of larger organisations.88% of respondents said that someone had responsibility for reviewing the donor experience and instigating change within their organisation, with 40% of indicating that the responsibility was shared across teams and departments, and almost a quarter (23%) saying that the Fundraising Director has the main responsibility for this. Within larger charities, responsibility is more likely to be shared across teams, while in smaller charities it’s most likely to be the Fundraising Director’s task. However, only 28% of respondents said they include information on their donor experience as a regular part of their reporting to the Board of Trustees.ChallengesLooking at some of the challenges, 20% of respondents say that their organisation is resistant to change and they don’t know where to start. The report also shows that 47% of charities said the pressure to achieve income targets does not allow them to review their donor experience, with 68% overall believing that money raised is the primary concern for their fundraising team. 53% say that the short-term objectives of the organisation always take precedence over embedding longer-term changes, while just under a third of respondents (30%) felt that they need to be convinced that specifically investing in the donor experience will raise more money. Many charities are actively looking for help to improve however: 69% would like simple ‘how to’ guides. 28% said that they would or are considering offering training to all staff on what they need to do to give donors a great experience.76% would like case studies of other organisations who have successfully improved their donors’ experiences. 59% would like to see evidence that improving donor experiences increases income. 58% would like shortened digests of the Commission on Donor Experience project recommendations.Amanda Bringans, Chair of IoF said: Advertisement  253 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis31 “Fundraisers are committed to understanding and improving the experience of their supporters so that we can continue to develop long-term relationships with our donors. I’m encouraged by the findings, which show that fundraisers and charities are doing specific work on this area and look forward to the IoF continuing to promote and support our members as they strive to do continually improve the experience of our donors.”Rob Acker, CEO, Salesforce.org added:“Today, we see the Donor Experience Project evolving from a set of best practices into a conversation within the sector, and a movement in its own right. Change is already underway and can be attributed to the sector, its supporters and its industry partners. This report is the continuation of a journey for the sector, one that Salesforce.org is proud to support.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

The Price of Cheap Food

first_img Facebook Twitter Grain producers are facing a similar situation. The recent Ag Census indicated a continued loss of farmland, yet demand for corn, soybeans, and other field crops continues to grow. To increase yield on an ever shrinking land base, farmers must use technology. This, however, is under fire by non-farmers. It is common for those who oppose biotechnology in grain production to be in full support of a new housing development, strip mall, or big box store that covers hundreds of acres of prime farmland with concrete. The first is disease. PEDv is a relatively new virus that is spreading unchecked across the US and is having an impact on pork production.  The cause and transmission of the disease are still unknown and, to date, no cure has been found. The industry and the government are committing millions of dollars into research to find the answers to PEDv, but this disease will be an issue producers will have to deal with for the foreseeable future. However, the losses from the disease, while devastating to individual producers, have not been a major factor in pork production. This could change if the spread and death loss increases in the coming months. The Price of Cheap Food By Gary Truitt – Jun 22, 2014 Facebook Twitter At some point, these diametrically opposed forces are going to clash. Either farmers will be allowed to expand production or consumers — all consumers, both those who can and who cannot afford it — will see their food bills increase significantly. An issue that is also hampering an increase in pork production is the inability of producers to expand because of local permit and zoning issues. Ray Slach, of West Branch Iowa, has requested a permit to expand his existing 2,400 head of hog confinement feeding operation. If approved, the new facility would house up to 4,880 hogs. Consumers in the area, while complaining about the high price of pork, are trying to block the expansion. “If he keeps building more and more there will be a high concentration of factory farms near waterways,” said David Goodner, a farm and environment organizer for the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement.  This scenario is common across the state of Iowa and across much of the Midwest. “We have over 10,000 hog farms in Iowa,” said Paul Petitti, permit engineer for the Department of Natural Resources. “It’s not uncommon for farmers to put up one barn and put up a second barn within a couple years.” SHARE Home Commentary The Price of Cheap Food This raises the question: how can farmers continue to produce the low cost food that consumers want when their resources are continually being limited by those same consumers? Some consumers are uneasy with confined pork production facilities, yet are unwilling to pay the higher prices a different type of production process would involve.   The “not in my backyard” mindset is also at work here as producers are willing to expand production which would result in lower food prices, but local communities are opposed to expanding production in their area. By Gary Truitt SHARE According to the USDA, in the month of May, the average retail price of pork increased to an all time high of $4.09 per lb.  That is up 54.6 cents from a year ago and up 14.9 cents from the old record set the month before. This is just the beginning of what will be a long stretch of sticker shock for consumers in the pork section of the meat case. For pork producers, this is hog heaven with some profit back in pork production at long last.  Iowa State University estimates the typical hog sold during May turned a profit of $74.13 per head. This was the third consecutive month above the pre-2014 record.  Eager to cash in on these profits, pork producers are trying to increase production, but two factors are standing in their way. Previous articleNew Officer Team Takes Helm for Indiana FFANext articleDiscovery Park Center Awarded $12 Million DOE Grant Gary Truittlast_img read more

Citizens Financial Group to Participate at the 2021 RBC Capital Markets Financial Institutions Conference

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Citizens Financial Group to Participate at the 2021 RBC Capital Markets Financial Institutions Conference By Digital AIM Web Support – February 23, 2021 center_img Pinterest PROVIDENCE, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 23, 2021– Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) announced today that Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer John F. Woods will participate at the RBC Capital Markets Financial Institutions Conference to be held virtually on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 9:20 am ET. The live webcast will be available at https://investor.citizensbank.com under Events & Presentations. About Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $183.3 billion in assets as of December 31, 2020. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 2,700 ATMs and approximately 1,000 branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Consumer Banking products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers a broad complement of financial products and solutions, including lending and leasing, deposit and treasury management services, foreign exchange, interest rate and commodity risk management solutions, as well as loan syndication, corporate finance, merger and acquisition, and debt and equity capital markets capabilities. More information is available at www.citizensbank.com or visit us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook. CFG-IR View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223006059/en/ CONTACT: Media: Peter Lucht – 781.655.2289 Investors: Kristin Silberberg – 203.900.6854 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA RHODE ISLAND INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE SOURCE: Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/23/2021 04:15 PM/DISC: 02/23/2021 04:15 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210223006059/en Facebook TAGS  Facebook Previous articleBoard leaders of Texas’ power grid operator resign after outrage over 4 million customers losing electricity in freezeNext articleL’Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association annonce l’arrivée de nouveaux membres Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Actor Richa Chadha Files Defamation Suit In Bombay HC Against Payal Ghosh Seeking ₹1.1 Crore Damages

first_imgNews UpdatesActor Richa Chadha Files Defamation Suit In Bombay HC Against Payal Ghosh Seeking ₹1.1 Crore Damages Nitish Kashyap5 Oct 2020 8:31 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court will hear on Wednesday actor Richa Chadha’s defamation suit against Payal Ghosh for ‘attempting to drag her name’ into the allegations of sexual misconduct made by Ghosh against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. The actor has also added Kamaal R Khan and ABN Telugu as parties to her suit seeking Rs.1.1 crore in damages from posting libelous content against her with a motive…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court will hear on Wednesday actor Richa Chadha’s defamation suit against Payal Ghosh for ‘attempting to drag her name’ into the allegations of sexual misconduct made by Ghosh against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. The actor has also added Kamaal R Khan and ABN Telugu as parties to her suit seeking Rs.1.1 crore in damages from posting libelous content against her with a motive to malign her reputation.On Monday, the matter came up before Justice AK Menon through video conferencing and Senior Advocate Dr.Virendra Tulzpurkar appeared on behalf of the plaintiff along with Advocates Saveena Bedi Sachar and Sumitra Radhika. Dr.Tulzapurkar submitted that defendants have been served with the notice. However, none appeared on behalf of the defendants and therefore the matter was adjourned for October 7. Court directed the plaintiff to serve fresh notices upon the defendants and file an affidavit of service on October 6.According to the plaintiff, ABN Telugu (Defendant No.2) broadcasted and uploaded on their official Youtube channel, two defamatory videos of their interview with Payal Ghosh describing graphic details about Anurag Kashyap’s alleged sexual assault of Ghosh back in 2013. Moreover, all the defendants including Kamaal R Khan (Defendant No.3) shared the link of one of the alleged defamatory videos on Twitter.Although legal notice was served upon Payal Ghosh and ABN Telugu on September 21, Ghosh gave another interview to Journalist, Viral Bhayani and an interview to Pinkvilla.com. The plaint states-“The Defendants have jointly attempted to drag the Plaintiff into the alleged claims against a third person, which is not only false, frivolous and vexatious but has also been done with an intent to cause damage to the immense goodwill that the Plaintiff has acquired as and by way of years of hardwork and for the purposes of defaming the Plaintiff’s image and reputation which is very important to the Plaintiff personally and even professionally. The irreparable loss to the Plaintiff has been and is continuous in terms of the Plaintiff’s defamation and damage to the Plaintiff’s reputation and goodwill for the manifestly defamatory and/or libelous content posted and/or broadcasted by the Defendants Jointly and Severally, without due care and/or sufficient reason to believe that it is true and has subjected the Plaintiff to immense humiliation and ridicule. The Plaintiff has suffered incalculable loss and damage to her reputation as well as suffered tremendous humiliation and stress.Hence the present Suit has been filed. against the Defendants herein for seeking appropriate reliefs including injunction and/or damages for the loss caused to the Plaintiff due to the persistent and continuous defamatory acts of the Defendants including interalia falsely portraying the Plaintiff as a person with loose character and morals willing to compromise herself for self-benefit.”The plaintiff has also sought temporary mandatory injunction against the defendants directing them to withdraw from their website/channel/social media any defamatory statements/videos against her and render an apology as well.Payal Ghosh has alleged that filmmaker Anurag Kashyap raped her in 2013 and an FIR was registered against him at Versova police station under Sections 376 (punishment for rape), 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint) and 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement) of the Indian Penal Code. On October 1, Anurag Kashyap appeared before the Versova police station after being summoned and vehemently denied all allegations made against him. He also provided the police with evidence to show that he was not in the country when Ghosh alleged the incident happened in 2013. Next Storylast_img read more

Supreme Court affirms capital punishment despite risks of pain

first_imgBill Chizek/iStock(WASHINGTON) — When does capital punishment become “cruel and unusual?”The Supreme Court this week, in a narrow 5-4 decision, offered a sweeping defense of the death penalty, including in cases when an inmate faces the risk of extreme pain.“The Eighth Amendment does not guarantee a prisoner a painless death,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote for the majority in the death row appeal by Missouri convict Russell Bucklew. The amendment prohibits the infliction of “cruel and unusual punishments.”Bucklew, 50, suffers from a rare condition known as cavernous hemangioma, which causes blood-filled tumors to grow on his head, face, neck and mouth. He claims a lethal injection of pentobarbital could burst the tumors, causing him to choke and suffocate on his own blood.He proposed an alternative method of execution by nitrogen gas, which has not been used in the state.“His main claim now was that he would experience pain during the period after the pentobarbital started to take effect but before it rendered him fully unconscious,” Gorsuch wrote. But, he also noted that the lower courts found Bucklew “produced no evidence that his proposed alternative … would significantly reduce the risk.”Gorsuch said unconstitutional punishments are those that “intensify the sentence of death with a (cruel) ‘superaddition’ of ‘terror, pain, or disgrace.’” He ruled that Missouri’s plan to execute Bucklew with pentobarbital would not.Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Brett Kavanaugh joined the majority opinion.“His suit in the end amounts to little more than an attack on settled precedent,” Gorsuch wrote.Bucklew was convicted in the 1996 kidnapping and rape of his ex-girlfriend; murder of her boyfriend; and shootout with police. He later escaped from jail while awaiting trial and attacked his ex-girlfriend’s mother with a hammer.His decades-long legal appeals have not challenged his conviction or the constitutionality of the death sentence itself. Rather, Bucklew contends the type of drug Missouri uses for executions would cause him unreasonable pain.Missouri is one of 30 states with the death penalty. Hanging was the primary method of execution in the state until 1936 when lethal gas was added as an option, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. In 1987, the state adopted lethal injection.“The experts dispute whether Bucklew’s execution will prove as unusually painful as he claims,” Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in a dissenting opinion, “but resolution of that dispute is a matter for trial.”“The question is not … whether a punishment is deliberately inflicted to cause unnecessary pain, but rather whether we would today consider the punishment to cause excessive suffering,” Breyer said.In a separate dissent opinion, Justice Sonia Sotomayor took issue with the language in Gorsuch’s opinion, warning against a rush to judgment in death penalty cases, which often get delayed for years by numerous appeals.“There are higher values than ensuring that executions run on time,” Sotomayor wrote. “If a death sentence of the manner in which it is carried out violates the Constitution, that stain can never come out. Our jurisprudence must remain one of vigilance and care, not one of dismissiveness.”Support for the death penalty remains near historic lows, according to recent public opinion polling.Roughly half of Americans — 54 percent — said they support the death penalty in a Pew Research poll released in June 2018. Thirty-nine percent said they were opposed.Three American inmates have been executed, by lethal injection, so far this year, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. In 2018, there were 25 executions nationwide.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

ScottishPower sets sights on green hydrogen revolution

first_imgScottishPower has created a new business division dedicated to delivering green hydrogen and the business is expected to contribute significantly to the UK Government’s ambition of 5GW of low carbon hydrogen by 2030 ScottishPower plans to produce green hydrogen. (Credit: Wikipedia.org/Thomas Nugent.) ScottishPower, the UK’s only integrated energy company, has launched a new business division dedicated to delivering green hydrogen, signalling the company’s commitment to the roll-out of the low carbon technology.Green hydrogen is produced through a process which uses energy from renewable sources to generate the electricity required to produce the hydrogen. This method of obtaining green hydrogen could save 830 million tonnes of CO2 emitted annually when this gas is produced using fossil fuels according to the International Energy Agency.The energy company has been at the forefront of the renewables revolution for over two decades, removing all coal and thermal generation from their portfolio in 2018 to generate 100% renewable energy.Now, ScottishPower wants to be a pioneer in green hydrogen, helping to provide a green solution to high-temperature industrial processes, food and drink and heavy transport.Barry Carruthers, ScottishPower’s Hydrogen Director, explains more: “ScottishPower has a proven track record of exploring and investing in new, emerging technologies. We led the onshore wind revolution here in the UK over twenty years ago, we’ve been a significant innovator in offshore wind, helping to drive down the cost of the technology, and now we want to do the same for green hydrogen.“As we move towards Net Zero, electrification will only take us about 80% – 90% of the way, what’s left is a number of sectors and industry that will require further support. Fortunately, we already have the technology to allow them to decarbonise using clean, green hydrogen. We can take our expertise and knowledge in the development and operation of renewables and apply it to the roll-out of green hydrogen in areas where electrification can’t reach.”Iberdrola, ScottishPower’s parent company, is one of the world’s new green energy majors and a global leader in wind energy. In November, Iberdrola outlined its plans to develop 600MW of green hydrogen in mainland Europe by 2025, citing the technology as a strategic vector for industry.Earlier this year, ScottishPower announced its role in a strategic partnership with ITM Power and BOC – a Linde company to develop green hydrogen production facilities with clusters of refuelling stations across Scotland. The partnership is targeting local authorities and others with fleets of heavy duty vehicles and is expected to supply hydrogen to the commercial market within the next two years.The new hydrogen business will continue with this work and look to replicate its success with other partnerships over the coming years.ScottishPower is now looking to work with a range of organisations such as distilleries, the steel industry, petrochemicals and ammonia users to support them on their journey to decarbonise. This work is expected to make a substantial contribution to the UK’s Government’s ambition to achieve 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production in 2030.However, as with all emerging technologies, hydrogen requires the right incentive mechanism to encourage industrial companies to decarbonise.Barry adds: “As with all new, emerging technologies, we need a mechanism from government to allow the investment needed to boost competition in green hydrogen going forward, ultimately helping to lower the cost and drive innovation in the sector.“We’ve already seen this happen with offshore wind in the UK and we know, with the right support, green hydrogen will be another success story. We want to work with the UK and Scottish Governments and take action now to tackle the final gaps in decarbonisation and make our Net Zero ambitions achievable.” Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Labour plans for PRS would be disastrous – NLA

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Labour plans for PRS would be disastrous – NLA previous nextRegulation & LawLabour plans for PRS would be disastrous – NLAA Labour Government would have “far-reaching consequences for the private rented sector,” according to the NLA’s Richard Lambert.PROPERTYdrum6th May 20150640 Views Labour’s plans to cap rents, ban letting agent fees, and restrict tax reliefs for landlords who do not keep properties to basic standards could have an adverse impact on the private rented sector (PRS), according to Richard Lambert, Chief Executive Officer at the National Landlords Association (NLA).While acknowledging that Labour has tenants’ “concerns at heart”, Lambert points out that the policy will almost certainly backfire because “they don’t understand the economics of supplying private housing to rent”.The NLA’s CEO (left) insists that these changes “will have far-reaching consequences for the PRS”, and could deter many people from investing in the buy-to-let market which in turn would reduce the supply of housing stock in the PRS.He commented, “If these proposals are going to be rushed into the first Queen’s Speech, less than a month away, without time to think through the consequences, Labour’s good intentions could make the housing crisis worse, not better.”NLA research has found that around two-thirds of landlords do not increase rents during a tenancy.Lambert continued, “Capping annual price rises to inflation sounds like a great consumer protection initiative, but wherever these formulas have been introduced, it’s proved to be counterproductive because it leads to a culture and expectation of regular increases by whatever is allowed.“Restricting tax reliefs for landlords who don’t keep their properties up to standard is a good headline, but it leaves many questions unanswered. Who decides that the restriction will bite and how would it be assessed?”Meanwhile, new research shows that Conservative stronghold constituencies have enjoyed the largest increase in residential property prices since the last election, with a rate of growth almost three times higher than Labour majorities.The figures compiled by online estate agents HouseSimple.com reveal that the average price of a home in the 20 largest Tory majority constituencies have increased by 17.1 per cent since 2010, compared to a 5.8 per cent rise in the equivalent Labour areas.Overall, Conservative constituencies saw an average price rise of 16 per cent, Lib Dems 14 per cent and Labour 14 per cent.However, nine constituencies recording declines – five Labour and four Conservative – led by Labour-run Bishop Auckland in County Durham which have seen prices fall by 8.4 per cent since the coalition came to power.Alex Gosling (right), CEO of online estate agents HouseSimple.com, commented, “In pure statistical terms, if you vote Tory then you are likely to have fared far better house price-wise over the past five years than you would if you vote Labour or Lib Dem. It’s also clear that the North-South divide is as pronounced regarding house prices as it is politically.”letting agent fees landlords PRS tax relief private rented sector rents May 6, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’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 2021last_img read more

Evansville Police Department Officer Jacob C. Thompson, JR Service – Saturday, February 20th

first_imgOn behalf of the Evansville Police Department Administration, Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 73, Evansville Police Department Foundation and Evansville African-American Museum we invite and encourage you to attend Saturday’s Legacy Service and Reception honoring Officer Jacob Thompson, JR who served from 1877 to 1878. He was one of the first African-Americans appointed to the police force, served from 1877 to 1878, and died from tuberculosis at age 25. And though his tenure on our department was brief, we believe his personal story merits honor and sincere recognition.Jacob Thompson was born a slave in Boyd County, Kentucky in 1852. His family moved to Evansville in 1867 when he was about 15-years-of-age. At a time when African-Americans met resistance for advancement at every level, Jacob Thompson focused on education, public service, and “giving back” to the community. He was one of two African-American men to first gain admission to the Normal School (now Indiana State University at Terre Haute), an institution for training elementary school teachers. He taught at schools in both Vanderburgh and Warrick County and was active in local politics. Thompson was appointed to the Evansville Police Force on April 7, 1877. At his death he was remembered as a, “…Faithful and intelligent officer, a man of fine character…an ornament to his race and living testimonial to the possibilities that lie before them in spite of prejudice and sophistry”.As there are no direct descendants of Thompson’s line, he is survived only by his law enforcement family.This unique event is open to everyone.Saturday, February 20 EventsOak Hill Cemetery Service: 12:00 PM – Reception, African-American Museum: 1:00 PM until 3:00 PMFor full details, view this message on the web.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Bakery goods in fine spirit

first_imgA number of festive bakery products have been developed using branded alcohol from culinary alcohol supplier Thomas Lowndes – part of Beam Global Spirits & Wine Inc. Tesco is now using Courvoisier VS Cognac in its Finest Mince Pie range, while Asda uses the same product in its Extra Special Christmas Cakes, made by Finsbury Food Group. “The addition of a well-known brand like Courvoisier gives the product something special,” said Ellie Procter, buyer for Asda.McVitie’s is now using Grand Marnier in its Christmas cakes, while Marks & Spencer uses the brand in its Mini Christmas Puddings. Other products include a Christmas Melt in the Middle from the Serious Food Company, with Courvoisier VS Cognac, and a Mincemeat & Grand Marnier sponge pudding from Waitrose.[http://www.thomaslowndes.com]last_img read more