UK’s retailers struggle with price inflation

first_imgTuesday 11 January 2011 7:47 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL Share KCS-content SHOPS are battling the effects of rising inflation, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) announced today.Shop price inflation hit 2.1 per cent last month, the group said, up from two per cent in November.The rate will concern consumers, but is “well below the wider consumer price index” (CPI) as retailers absorb the effects of rising prices, said the BRC’s Stephen Robertson.Competitive pressures have prevented companies from passing the full impact of price rises on to customers, recent surveys reveal.“Due to upward pressure on cost prices, retailers have had to work even harder to encourage cash-strapped customers to keep shopping,” added Mike Watkins of research group Nielsen.In November, CPI inflation reached 3.3 per cent in the UK, and is expected to hit four per cent in the next three months, according to ING.And across the Eurozone inflation has surpassed the two per cent target rate, jumping to 2.2 per cent as global commodity prices rise.Retailers’ food prices increased by four per cent in December, the BRC said. Despite rocketing global food prices, food inflation in shops remained the same as November’s rate.Last week global food prices reached a record high, particularly in sugar, edible oils, and some cereals, the United Nations revealed.Adverse weather is largely to blame, according to agricultural economist Douglas Southgate of Ohio State University.Drought has struck Brazil, as well as the wheat growing regions of Russia and Ukraine, while huge floods have destroyed areas of Australia.“And when a country bans commodity exports, as Russia did last year and more than three dozen nations did in 2008, it can drive global prices even higher,” Southgate warned.Meanwhile, petrol prices have surged further in the UK, approaching £1.30 a gallon.“The country’s small businesses are not just hard-hit by the recent VAT rise, but also by record high fuel prices which has come at the most fragile of times,” said John Walker of the Federation of Small Businesses. Show Comments ▼ UK’s retailers struggle with price inflation whatsapp Read This Next’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe WrapHow HGTV’s ‘Renovation Island’ Changed Bryan and Sarah Baeumler’sThe Wrap’Bridgerton’ Stars Phoebe Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan on Daphne andThe WrapBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot’Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Earns $17 Million 5-Day Opening as Box OfficeThe WrapFox News’ Mark Levin Says Capitol Riot Suspects ‘Would Be Treated Better’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe Wraplast_img read more

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Best UK shares to buy now? I’d pick up these stock market crash bargains

first_imgBest UK shares to buy now? I’d pick up these stock market crash bargains See all posts by Roland Head Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Roland Head owns shares of Motorpoint. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Motorpoint. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Is it too late to find bargain buys after this year’s stock market crash? I don’t think so. I’ve been hunting through the market for potential bargains and have found three shares I think are among the best UK shares to buy now.Pay attention to CEO share buyingI’ve been a little disappointed by how few company CEOs have been buying shares during the market crash. Although regulatory restrictions mean they’re not always free to deal, I had expected a little more.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…One boss who has been buying is Andrew King, chief executive of FTSE 100 packaging group Mondi (LSE: MNDI). Mr King spent £224,400 on Mondi shares last week. This suggests to me that he’s reasonably comfortable with the outlook for the business.I’m keen too. Mondi has been a good performer in recent years, with an operating margin of about 16% and strong cash generation. In my view, the group’s bias towards consumer products should make it relatively safe in a recession.Mondi shares currently trade on 14 times 2020 forecast earnings, falling to 12 times earnings in 2021. Although the dividend has been paused, I expect payouts to resume at the end of this year. I think this FTSE stock could be a good share to buy now.This stock could motor aheadOne business I think could perform well as the economy gets back to normal is used car supermarket Motorpoint Group (LSE: MOTR).This group specialises in selling cars under three-years-old with less than 25,000 miles on the clock. The group guarantees to offer the best prices on all models and was quick to adopt contactless click and collect services when coronavirus stuck.I think this business has three key advantages over many car retailers. One is that it has a focused, low-cost business model. Buyers seem to like it — last year, nearly 30% of customers were repeat buyers.Motorpoint is also able to sell online. Its website allows customers to reserve vehicles and arrange finance and part exchange. Add in home delivery and you don’t need to travel.  The final attraction for me is that chief executive Mark Carpenter owns almost 10% of the shares — worth around £22m today. His interests should be well aligned with those of shareholders.I’ve been following this company since it floated in 2016 and have been increasingly impressed. Although the near-term outlook is uncertain, I think this business should return to growth when market conditions start to normalise. I rate Motorpoint as a share to buy now.A 7% dividend yield?My final pick is a dividend stock with a strong record of shareholder payouts. FTSE 250 firm Ferrexpo (LSE: FXPO) is a miner based in Ukraine, producing iron ore pellets for steel mills in Europe and Asia.Ferrexpo’s operating costs are fairly low — last year it reported an operating profit margin of 33%. Debt levels look pretty safe to me and the group has a track record of strong cash generation, supporting decent dividends.Although I would argue that this stock carries some political risk, Ferrexpo has traded on the London Stock Exchange since 2007 and is a FTSE 250 member. I’d be comfortable holding the shares.Indeed, with the stock trading on around six times 2020 forecast earnings and offering a forecast yield of 7%, I rate this as one of the best UK shares to buy now. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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Does South Africa hold the key to rugby’s future?

first_imgThis feature first appeared in Rugby world magazine in November.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news in rugby. The country’s ability to be part of both northern and southern hemisphere competitions could alleviate concerns over the sport’s financial sustainability. This feature first appeared in Rugby world magazine in November. A further layer to all this is World Rugby’s push to globalise the season as set out in San Francisco in 2017, though there’s some disharmony about the way forward after Pichot suggested that a World League – a tournament to replace the June and November Test windows – was imminent. There are many things still up in the air, despite World Rugby’s recent meetings in Sydney.Related: Players must have say on how the game is run“I don’t think anyone in world rugby would deny that the game is in a state of flux right now,” says SA Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux. “The vice-chairman stated the case quite clearly recently and collectively we have to rise to the challenge of reinventing the game to achieve a number of global objectives: managing the workload on players, ensuring that Test rugby remains compelling and relevant, and critically ensuring the financial stability of clubs, provinces and national unions.“I think people forget that Francois Pienaar was an amateur player when he captained the Springboks to the World Cup in 1995 and the transition from amateurism to professionalism was achieved in the blink of an eye.Change of direction: Could two-time Super Rugby finalists the Lions join the Pro14?“A professional principle was grafted on to an amateur structure and many of the major unions are still grappling with the transition to a fully professionalised system. Soccer, cricket and American sports have had more than a century to shape their business – we’re still balancing the equation of running a business and a national sports enabler.“Changing that shape can only be done through collaboration and no single member holds all the cards to achieving it – certainly not South Africa.”LOOKING TO THE NORTHRoux has previously said South Africa would never abandon SANZAAR, which is accurate because it doesn’t have to.It is perfectly positioned to leverage its strategic importance to SANZAAR while growing its footprint in Europe.“SA is in a strong position because it’s the only country that can participate in two hemispheres and there is a demand for our product,” a well-placed source in South Africa tells Rugby World.“Talk of choosing one over the other is nonsensical because we are capable of fulfilling two agendas. It makes sense for SA to help keep NZ and Australian rugby strong because it’s good for the overall global game and the standard of rugby works for our game as well.“Australia aren’t that keen to stay in an alliance with SA, but NZ are adamant they won’t unhitch themselves from SA. They have told Australia they would choose SA over them. SA is still the major contributor to the alliance in terms of commercial value, which gives SA strong leverage.“It’s a radical plan but we should rather dilute our offering in SANZAAR by taking, say, the Pumas and Griquas into Super Rugby and putting the Bulls and Lions in Pro14. SANZAAR can’t deny us that – SA has four places and licenses to issue as we see fit. The upside of that is SA can ask for more of the pie in Pro14 because it’ll bring three-time Super Rugby winners Bulls and three-time finalists Lions.”Jumping for joy: Jesse Kriel celebrates victory over New ZealandIt would be a radical scenario that could eventually see the Boks join an expanded Six Nations. But that structure would be years away, if it happened at all. In the meantime, aligning the global calendar, preserving and growing the commercial value of Test rugby, and sustaining viable club tournaments both in the North and South is vital.Pichot might have spoken out of turn on some of the ideas being put forward, but his sentiment that rugby can’t stand by and watch itself wither was important to air. And South Africa has a key role in the sport’s long-term health.“There were exciting ideas discussed in Sydney relating to the Test calendar and we’ll await the outcomes of those discussions with anticipation,” Roux says.“In the same way, we’re exploring with SANZAAR the future landscape for our southern hemisphere competitions. There are similar conversations going on at Pro14 level. But it’s too early to predict how those will unfold.“Whether any of this can stem the flow of South Africans abroad is a moot point. Players will follow the money – and no one is blaming them for that – and creating greater value in the rugby content we provide will go some way to achieving that. But short of a miraculous reversal in exchange rates between the rand and the pound, euro and yen, we have to plan to lose the backbone of a Springbok team every four years or so.”South Africa’s players may be heading overseas – but the country itself is crucial to the global game’s financial future. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Rising high: Siya Kolisi claims a lineout for the Springboks against New Zealand Does South Africa hold the key to rugby’s future?This is hard to imagine now but 23 years ago, when South Africa, New Zealand and Australia were negotiating to form SANZAR and drive rugby to professionalism, they couldn’t be bothered to talk to the northern hemisphere. They simply informed the IRB (now World Rugby) that SANZAR had been created and they were starting pro tournaments called the Tri-Nations and Super 12.Considering the vast gap in playing performance between the three southern hemisphere powers and the struggling home unions in particular, SANZAR arrogantly dictated terms in the early years of professionalism.At the centre of this brave new world was South Africa. Bullish union president Louis Luyt took no nonsense; he knew the value South Africa held then and, in many ways, the country’s strengths in 1995 – good players, good time zone and a large rugby audience – still hold true today. New Zealand and Australia wanted to go it alone but realised they needed South Africa to make it viable.“The bottom line was that they needed South Africa to become part of a television rugby package that could be sold… for big bucks,” Luyt wrote in his 2003 autobiography Walking Proud.“Even though Ken Cowley, the managing director of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation in Australia, had virtually shut the door on them after their initial meeting, they were confident there would be interest on his part once he found out South Africa had joined.”Related: Siya Kolisi’s journey from township to Test starThat was the beginning of SANZAR, which has always been an uneasy alliance because of resentment, especially from Australia, that South Africa was so central to its success.In a matter of months Luyt and Sam Chisholm, who handled international sports contracts for News Corp, were the principal negotiators of the first broadcast deal that earned SANZAR US$555m over the next ten years.It was a great deal for both at the time, but it ushered in professionalism at a pace that SANZAAR (with the addition of Argentina in 2012) has found difficult to keep up with. “Mindful of the sensitivities at the IRB and resentment of those in the northern hemisphere, we tried our best to deny that this actually meant a unilateral step on our part to end amateurism in rugby,” Luyt wrote.“I am afraid, however, that we were somewhat disingenuous in this respect.”SANZAR only had their best interests at heart in 1995. Yet here we are, nearly a quarter of a century later and those three countries are increasingly reliant on the northern hemisphere to sustain the professional game at its current scale. Revenue generated from tours, World Cups and broadcast deals tied into clashes between countries from North and South goes a long way to sustaining pro rugby in the South.Watch this space: Super Rugby has been struggling for crowdsBut even so, the professional game in South Africa and Australia, in particular, is teetering. World Rugby vice-chairman Agustín Pichot recently acknowledged that rugby must undergo a revolution to stay alive. “If you ask me as a businessman, the business side is not working,” Pichot said.“If you ask me as the playing side, it’s not working. Is the international game under threat? I think it is. Look at the balance sheets of some nations and you can see exactly where we stand. By the 2019 World Cup we need to have a blueprint for the next ten years. I think we’re four out of ten now (in terms of finding a solution) but before we were not even on the chart. We need to push that needle from four to at least six or seven. I’m not going tobe an accomplice to rugby’s ruin.”SA Rugby has had two consecutive years of massive financial losses, driven by numerous factors such as bankrupt provincial unions that need bailing out and propping up, too many ‘pro players’, the loss of long-term sponsors, dwindling attendances, the player exodus to more lucrative leagues and poor performances from its flagship brand, the Springboks.Rugby Australia has endured a similarly torrid time for similar reasons while New Zealand Rugby just about makes ends meet thanks to the All Blacks brand.Collectively as SANZAAR, the four nations offer good rugby and excellent players but commercially they’re suffering now that the northern hemisphere has taken professionalism to a higher level.CRUCIAL IN THE SOUTHIn some ways, South Africa is still at the centre of the SANZAAR alliance – literally – as it divides Argentina to the west and Australia and New Zealand to the east. If South Africa pulls out of SANZAAR or is asked to leave – two unlikely scenarios – the other partners would suffer, as they would not have the audience to entice broadcasters to invest heavily in its products.A special day: After beating NZ in 2018According to SA Rugby, even after 23 years South Africans make up 45% of SANZAAR’s TV audience. Chase that crowd away and there will be serious ramifications for the rest. It’s not about how much South Africa contributes to the alliance in pure commercial value but how much commercial appetite it brings. If South Africa aren’t in SANZAAR, the appetite will drop.Already South Africa has moved towards the northern hemisphere, with the Cheetahs and Southern Kings playing in the Guinness Pro14. Two more South African sides are set to join in due course. This is all set against the backdrop of SANZAAR renegotiating a new broadcast deal to replace the one that ends in 2020. The organisation is also tabling blueprints for its future competition structures that might expand Super Rugby to 20 teams, including a side in North America, even though its expansion to 18 teams was a disaster.last_img read more

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Ronan O’Gara documentary trailer & clip about Sexton rivalry

first_imgThursday Jan 2, 2014 Ronan O’Gara documentary trailer & clip about Sexton rivalry Tonight RTE ONE will air a fascinating documentary that covers the last four years of former Munster and Ireland star Ronan O’Gara’s career. Now coaching at Racing Metro alongside former adversary Jonathan Sexton, O’Gara spoke at length about their rivalry.Brought to you by the same team who made ‘Reaching for Glory: Inside Irish Rugby ’07’ and ‘Ireland’s grand slam Journey 2009’ documentaries, this candid account of ROG’s final years playing professional rugby has been described as intense, unflinching and painfully honest.“The film is a deeply personal chronicle of this dramatic period for one of Ireland’s most compelling sporting stars. From losing his place as Ireland’s rugby No 10 to his decision to retire and move to France as coach to Racing Métro 92, alongside former nemesis, Jonathan Sexton.“The feature-length documentary gives us an all access look into the life of O’Gara, both public and private, giving fans insight into what really went on over the last four years of his playing career.It airs in Ireland tonight, Thursday January 2nd on RTE ONE and RTE ONE HD at 9:30pmEXTRA: View an excerpt from the docu that focusses on the rivalry between O’Gara and SextonO’Gara talking about when Sexton came into the Ireland team and how he felt being dropped from the starting fifteen for the 2009 clash against the Springboks in Dublin. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Boyana 49 / I/O architects

first_imgProducts used in this ProjectDoorsReynaers AluminiumPatio Door – CP 155Home AppliancesGIRAGira System 106 – Door communicationDesign Team:Viara Jeliazkova, Georgi Katov, Stefan ApostolovEngineering:Strukto – Kamen SlavninCity:SofíaCountry:BulgariaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Assen EmilovText description provided by the architects. This twenty apartments residential building is located in a renowned villas area of Sofia between the city and the mountain. Precise positioning in the middle of the vast steep plot among the trees of a mixed forest both conceals its scale and provides privacy.Save this picture!© Assen EmilovThe metallic appearance and the horizontality of the structure are in strong opposition to the natural surroundings while the extensive glazing reflections camouflage it. A parking ramp is leading gradually from the street through a large transparent gate up to the deep underground monolith space of the garage.Save this picture!© Assen EmilovSave this picture!Third floor planSave this picture!ElevationThe double-height lobby brings garden view light and softer materiality into it while the triple loop neon chandelier marks the route to the apartments. A small gathering space next to the garden and the series of stairs lead to the close-up trees and cityscape views of the private dwellings.Save this picture!© Assen EmilovProject gallerySee allShow lessReSITE Launches Design and the City, a Weekly Podcast Exploring the Future of Urban …Architecture NewsZHA Wins Competition to Design OPPO’s New Headquarters in ShenzhenArchitecture News Share Boyana 49 / I/O architectsSave this projectSaveBoyana 49 / I/O architectsSave this picture!© Assen Emilov+ 27Curated by Paula Pintos Share 2019 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932647/boyana-49-house-i-o-architects Clipboard Boyana 49 / I/O architects ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs Architects: I/O architects Area Area of this architecture project Projectscenter_img Year:  CopyAbout this officeI/O architectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSofíaSofiaOn FacebookBulgariaPublished on January 29, 2020Cite: “Boyana 49 / I/O architects” 29 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Bulgaria Area:  5120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: GIRA, Reynaers Aluminium, Dekko Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyHouses•Sofía, Bulgaria ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932647/boyana-49-house-i-o-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Assen Emilov Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houseslast_img read more

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Fundraisers and charity staff recognised in Queen’s 90th birthday honours list

first_img4. Alison Hutchinson and PenniesThe chief executive of financial technology charity Pennies Alison Hutchinson has been awarded a CBE for services to the Economy and Charities in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours, published 11 June 2016.Hutchinson is also a trustee of Charities Aid Foundation. John Low, CEO at CAF, said:“Through the Pennies Foundation Alison has built new ways for people to support the charities in such an easy way that’s part of their everyday life, and she has brought a wealth of business and commercial experience to her work with charities. We are enormously grateful for her support and guidance as a trustee of CAF over many years”. Dame Vera Lynn was made a Companion of Honour for services to Entertainment and Charity.DBEsJulia Peyton-Jones OBE, Director and Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programmes, Serpentine Gallery, for services to the Arts.CBEsMartin Ainscough DL for philanthropic services to charity, Education and Young People in Wigan, Greater Manchester.Christopher Armitage for philanthropic services through the John Armitage Charitable Trust.David Burbidge OBE DL for services to Cultural Philanthropy in the West MidlandsVictor Cadbury for services to the Bournville Village Trust in Birmingham and to charity in Warwickshire.Althea Efunshile, former Acting Chief Executive, Arts Council, for services to Arts and Culture.Lady Susan Haughey DL for services to Business and PhilanthropyJohn Lovering for services to the Charitable Sector and philanthropic services through the Lovering Charitable Trust.Bharat Mehta OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Trust for London, for services to Finance in the Charitable and Voluntary Sectors.Stephen Morgan OBE for philanthropic services through the Morgan Foundation.Alan Shearer OBE DL for charitable services to the community in North East England.OBEsAlastair and Helen Nicolson of Portree have received the BEM for fundraising for Cancer Research UK. Since 1986 they have helped to raise more than £900,000 from an island with a population of just 10,000.Honours lists are published at New Year and on the Queen’s official birthday in June.MBEsAnna Whitty, CEO of community transport charity and social enterprise ECT Charity, received an MBE in recognition of her major contribution to community transport, both locally and nationally.How to nominate• How to nominate someone for an MBE or honour (31 August 2017)• How to nominate someone for a Queen’s honour (26 January 2011) 2. RNLI volunteers and fundraisersAileen Jones MBE was also the first female RNLI crew member to receive the charity’s Gallantry Medal for Bravery.Porthcawl’s first female crew member is among RNLI volunteers and fundraisers recognised in the Birthday Honours list of the the Queen who has been Patron of the charity since 1952.MBEs were awarded to: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Main image: The Patron’s Lunch on The Mall, London, by The Patron’s Lunch Did one of your fundraising staff or volunteers receive an award in the Birthday Honours List? Do let us know by including details and a link to coverage in the comments below. Aileen Jones, Porthcawl crew member, for services to the RNLIMartin Jaggs, Lytham St Annes lifeboat Coxswain and Mechanic, for services to the RNLIStephen Woods, fundraiser for five decades in Leeds, for services to Maritime SafetyDavid Ham, Torbay Lifeboat Operations Manager and Chairman, for services to Maritime SafetyTom Clark, Coxswain at Scarborough Lifeboat Station, for services to the RNLI and to the BSAC ClubHazel Haas, fundraiser, for services to wounded and injured service personnel and the RNLIBEMs were awarded toBarry Cox, heritage volunteer, for voluntary services to RNLI HeritageApril Grunnill, Skegness fundraiser, for charitable services3. Chris Worman and Keep Britain TidyChris Worman, the longest-serving volunteer judge in Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Award scheme, has been awarded an MBE. The award is recognition of his volunteering efforts over many years, supporting significant improvements in the quality of the nation’s treasured parks and green spaces.Chris, who is also the Parks and Grounds Manager at Rugby Borough Council, has supported the Green Flag Award scheme for parks and green spaces since its launch in 1996.  73 total views,  1 views today Other recipientsKnighthoods have been awarded to:Damon Buffini, recently appointed as chairman of the National Theatre, for voluntary and charitable servicesArtist Michael Craig-Martin CBE for services to artPhilip Hulme, co-founder of Hadley Trust, for services to Technology and PhilanthropyPaul Marshall, Chairman of ARK Schools, for services to Education and PhilanthropyPeter Wood CBE for services to UK Industry and Philanthropy Howard Lake | 13 June 2016 | News  74 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Fundraisers and charity staff recognised in Queen’s 90th birthday honours list Tagged with: Awards Charity staff and fundraisers are among the 1,149 people recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, released to mark her 90th birthday.Women make up 47% of those honoured, with 8.2% from a black and minority ethnic background and 5.2% who consider themselves to have a disability.You can read the lists in full on the gov.uk website.1. Tanya Barron, Plan International UKTanya Barron OBE “has spearheaded work in bringing attention worldwide to the plight of girls and young women, in particular, in some of the poorest countries of the world”.Chief Executive of global children’s charity Plan International UK, Tanya Barron, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s 90th Birthday Honours List. She has received the honour for her work in helping provide safe education for girls and boys around the world.Currently a Board Member of the World Bank’s Global Partnership on Disability and Development, Ms Barron is a former European Woman of Achievement (Humanitarian) award winner.Under her leadership, Plan International UK’s income has risen from £53m to £80m in three years. 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.last_img read more

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2017 Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK open for entries

first_img  160 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Tagged with: Awards “We were so lucky to have been the 2016 winners with our wheelchair design. The award has directly made our prototype development plans possible and propelled us forward, so we are very grateful.”Past winners have been drawn from the travel agency, building and IT sectors as well as businesses specialising in disability/mobility aids and services. The winners will be presented with the award at a cocktail reception in London on 14th November.The deadline for entries is 6th October, and full details are available from the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation Facebook page, or Leonard Cheshire. Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and Leonard Cheshire Disability have announced that the 2017 Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK is now open for entries.The Stelios Award is open to registered and not-yet-registered companies, charities and social enterprises operating in the UK. To be eligible, a disabled entrepreneur must own at least 50% of the company, the company must be at most seven years old, and the candidate must have an active online presence.The award is jointly run by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and Leonard Cheshire Disability. Now in its eleventh year, it recognises the achievements of disabled entrepreneurs who have set up their own company and excel in their chosen business field.Sir Stelios said:“Last year we got over sixty applications from disabled entrepreneurs dedicated to starting and running successful businesses – serving all sections of the community.“This time not only are we looking to get this number well up on 2016 but also we want to see some great new ideas that take the business world by storm and show that disability is certainly no barrier to a successful future.”Last year’s Stelios Award winner, Alex Papanikolaou, from Glasgow, applied twice before winning with his Freedom One Life design of a next generation power wheelchair. He is joining this year’s panel of judges for the award.Papanikolaou said: Advertisement Melanie May | 24 July 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11  159 total views,  1 views today 2017 Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK open for entries 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

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Dylan Thomas dominates early in the season

first_imgReddIt Tad Desai Muslim Student Association focuses on community after Paris attacks Tad Desaihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tad-desai/ Local craft breweries utilize technology and size in growing market ReddIt Tad Desaihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tad-desai/ Twitter printTCU football commit Dylan Thomas has had immense success this year as Paschal High School’s quarterback and offensive leader.Thomas, a three year starter at quarterback, is experiencing a phenomenal year just two games into the season, garnering nearly 700 total offensive yards and 11 touchdowns.Thomas said he recognized his offense’s potential last spring during an exhibition game.“After I saw the game and saw how we were all playing, that’s when I really noticed that we were actually going to be pretty good…that was the first time I saw what we actually had,” Thomas said.The Paschal Panthers have scored 72 points and 52 points in their first and second game respectively. The team is currently winning by an average of 28 points.Head coach Matt Miracle said Thomas reminds him of a former player he coached, Stepfan Taylor. Taylor now plays in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals.Taylor attended Mansfield High School where Miracle was an assistant coach. He later attended Stanford University where he set the university record for most career rushing yards and is second for career rushing touchdowns.“Dylan is right up there with [Taylor],” Miracle said, comparing their athleticism. “He’s one of the best.”Thomas utilizes his athleticism in any way to help the team. Miracle said in the first game of the season, Thomas stepped in for a injury-ridden secondary to play safety.“He can play anything, he will do anything you ask him to do and he’ll do it to the best of his ability,” Miracle said. “It’s awesome to have kids like that in your program.”While Thomas is a talented quarterback, colleges have been mostly recruiting him at skill positions. Miracle said Ole Miss inquired about his interest to play defensive back for the Rebels but he instead opted to play receiver for TCU.Thomas cited proximity to his family and the chance at becoming the first Paschal player to excel at TCU in years as leading factors for choosing TCU.Despite his growing success and superior athleticism at the high school level, Thomas is remaining humble.“I don’t want to name myself the best or anything like that,” Thomas said. “I just go out there and play and if I play better than someone else, then I just do.”Thomas said his father serves as his motivation, pushing him to do well in class first and allowing for success to translate from there to the field.Thomas plans to enroll at TCU next fall and make an immediate impact on the football program whether it be on the field or off.“I’ll do anything I can to help the team, whether it’s catching here or blocking here,” Thomas said. “Anything I can do to help.” Facebook Tad Desaihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tad-desai/ Previous articlePatterson prepares for a rejuvenated SMU offenseNext articleNew fire and police training center opens in Fort Worth Tad Desai RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Flint water crisis poses questions about Fort Worth water Twitter Facebook Tad Desaihttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tad-desai/ Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Linkedin Linkedin Fort Worth ISD athletes commit to being student-athletes in college Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

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Rev. Jesse Jackson to present inaugural Henry Cunningham award

first_img Twitter US civil rights veteran the Rev. Jess Jackson will present the inaugural Henry Cunningham Human Rights Award at a ceremony in Derry’s Guildhall on March 20.The award was set up to commemorate Henry Cunningham and was open to schools in the Inishowen area and the successful school will receive 500 euro.Henry Cunningham was a 16-year-old Presbyterian from Carndonagh who was shot dead by loyalists in August 1973 when they opened fire on a  van carrying workmen on the M2 motorway near Belfast.Participants had to produce an essay on the theme of ‘Defending the rights of minorities in Ireland’ and Reverend Jesse Jackson will present the Henry Cunningham Award himself to the winning school.Reverend Jackson is making the one day visit to Derry at the invitation of the Pat Finucane Centre and the Bloody Sunday Trust.While in the city he will visit the museum of Free Derry at 4 p,m.There will be an open session in the Guildhall where the Rev. Jackson will take part in a discussion and answer questions from the public. Previous articleMinister Mc Ginley outlines his prioritiesNext articleBail for potential murder trial witness News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Rev. Jesse Jackson to present inaugural Henry Cunningham award Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton News Facebookcenter_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – March 11, 2011 Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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Council says water situation continues to improve

first_imgNews Google+ Council says water situation continues to improve Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleNorth West Winter Wonderland Jan 2010Next article“State of Emergency should be declared as freeze continues” – Mc Brearty News Highland Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Google+center_img WhatsApp Donegal County Council says that the demand for water from the supply network today remains above normal. Some areas, including Lifford and reservoirs at Tievebrack, Ballinacor and Gleneely (Castlefin) will have their outflows turned off tonight, and the council says supply may take some hours to reach all areas when turned on again. In East Inishowen the situation has continued to improve at the Quigley’s Point, Drumhaggart, Redcastle and Iskaheen reservoirs. This now enables general supply availability in these areas.A burst watermain on the supply line from the Alt (near Castlefin) reservoir is causing further interruption of supply as repair works are ongoing throughout today.The supply from this reservoir will be made available as soon as the repairs are carried out. This repair work is expected to be completed this evening (Jan 7th).The council has urged the public to continue efforts to prevent water loss through leakage, running taps, bursts in unattended premises and in pipes to out buildings and fields. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – January 7, 2010 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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