Nickelodeon and Lloyds TSB support Action for Blind People programme

first_imgNickelodeon and Lloyds TSB support Action for Blind People programme For a six-week period starting in June, pin badges featuring the stars of Nickelodeon cartoon ‘All Grown Up’, the sequel to the successful cartoon ‘Rugrats’, will be sold in over 2,000 Lloyds TSB branches, with the aim of raising £50,000 towards Action for Blind People’s Actionnaires programme.Action for Blind People say that Actionnaires is the largest national sports project for blind and partially sighted children. It gives visually impaired children from eight to 16 the opportunity to take part in activities such as climbing, archery and swimming on a weekly basis. The pin padges will depict Angelica, Chuckie, Tommy and Susie, stars of ‘All Grown Up’, which follows the adventures of the former ‘Rugrats’. Advertisement Joanna Hall, Corporate Development Team Leader for Action for Blind People said: “We are really grateful to both Nickelodeon and Lloyds TSB for their support and we hope that by joining forces to promote the ‘All Grown Up’ pin badge campaign, we can continue to fund the roll out of Actionnaires clubs across the UK, moving into Wales in 2007. There are currently 25 clubs and our vision is to open 56 clubs by 2010.” 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. Tagged with: corporate Tradingcenter_img Howard Lake | 27 May 2007 | News  44 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

Are Rising Home Prices Unsustainable?

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily About Author: Scott Morgan Tagged with: Affordability Appreciation Buyers CoreLogic Home Prices Homebuyers Homes HOUSING markets overvalued Property Are Rising Home Prices Unsustainable?  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Affordability Appreciation Buyers CoreLogic Home Prices Homebuyers Homes HOUSING markets overvalued Property 2018-05-01 Radhika Ojha Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img U.S. home sales have slowed to a crawl this quarter, mostly due to an entrenched combination of low inventory and consistently rising prices. The latter was true again in March, according to the latest Home Price Index report from CoreLogic. The HPI for March found that over the last year, home prices nationally rose 7 percent.From February, prices were up 1.4 percent, but in year-over-year comparisons, CoreLogic found that all 50 states saw prices escalate since March of 2017.“Home prices grew briskly in the first quarter of 2018,” said Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist at CoreLogic. “High demand and limited supply have pushed home prices above where they were in early 2006. New construction still lags historically normal levels, keeping upward pressure on prices.”The largest annual gains happened in Washington and Nevada, where, CoreLogic found, home prices grew by 12.6 percent since last March. What’s more, CoreLogic expects prices to keep climbing and expects U.S. home prices to be 5.2 percent higher by next March. Prices are expected to rise 0.1 percent in April.Of the 100 largest metropolitan areas, based on housing stock, 37 have an overvalued housing market as of March, the report stated. “Additionally, as of March 2018, 28 percent of the top 100 metropolitan areas were undervalued and 35 percent were at value” it stated. When looking at the top 50 markets, CoreLogic found that half were overvalued. Seven were undervalued and 18 were at value.”CoreLogic president and CEO  Frank Martell called this dynamic a clearly “unsustainable condition that can only be remedied by aggressive and coordinated public/private sector actions.”According to Martell, rising home prices would remain a sober reality facing a lot of would-be buyers until it was “straightened out.”“The dream of homeownership continues to fade away for the average prospective buyer,” he said. “Lower-priced homes are appreciating much faster than higher-priced properties, making the affordability crisis progressively worse.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Are Rising Home Prices Unsustainable? May 1, 2018 2,192 Views Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Default Legal Services Attorneys Chart the Industry’s Course Forward Next: Housing Inventory Shortages Hitting This Sector Hard Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Alabama 200 exhibit a Pike County success

first_img Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBest 13 Fortnite Skins That You NeedTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel At dusk on Friday, “Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit “closed its doors at the Fine Arts Center on the campus of Pike County High School in Brundidge. The Alabama 200 exhibit opened on Monday, June 10 and ran for two weeks.The exhibit was sponsored by the City of Brundidge and supported by the Brundidge Historical Society. In November, the “Making Alabama” exhibit will have “traveled” to all 67 Alabama counties. Brundidge was the host site for Pike County.Linda Faust, City of Brundidge administrative assistant, and Lawrence Bowden, BHS president co-chaired the event with Bowden as event coordinator. By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like County joins Hutton project The county commission will invest $800,000 in the new Hutton Troy Marketplace that will bring a Hobby Lobby and TJ… read more Email the author Next Up“The city’s presentation of ‘Making Alabama’ opened on Sunday, June 9 with a viewing and reception for elected officials from the municipalities and county,” Bowden said. “The City of Brundidge was very appreciative of the attendance of our local officials.”The exhibit was open to the public on weekdays and 245 signed the register with no estimate of those who attended but did not sign.“We want to thank all of those who came and made ‘Making Alabama’ a success,” Bowden said. “Of course, the hope was for more people to take advantage of this opportunity to view this outstanding exhibit to learn more about the great state of Alabama. The City of Brundidge is to be commended for making Alabama’s Bicentennial exhibit available and to the Alabama Humanities Foundation for this celebration of our state 200 years in the making.”Faust said, too, the Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit was a great success for Brundidge and all Pike County. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…center_img By Jaine Treadwell Published 9:21 pm Monday, June 24, 2019 Alabama 200 exhibit a Pike County success Sponsored Content “Coordinating this event was a huge undertaking and could not have been possible without the assistance of a lot of people,” Faust said. “We would like to thank Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, and Willie Wright, PCHS principal, for use of the beautiful art building.  It was the perfect location to display the exhibit. “We also want to thank Lawrence Bowden, event coordinator, and members of the Brundidge Historical Society for their support in welcoming those who attended the event.  Putting this display together was a huge undertaking so we would also like to thank the employees from the City of Brundidge who worked together to make sure the display was ready to go on opening day. The City of Brundidge was proud to host this interesting and informative exhibit celebrating the rich history of Alabama.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

Sam Johnson scores twice, RSL beats Sporting KC 2-0

first_imgJune 29, 2019 /Sports News – Local Sam Johnson scores twice, RSL beats Sporting KC 2-0 Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSANDY, Utah (AP) — Sam Johnson scored twice and Real Salt Lake beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0 on Saturday night.Johnson opened the scoring in the 16th minute. Damir Kreilach blocked Albert Rusnák’s corner back into the middle of the area, Kyle Beckerman headed it along and Johnson tapped it home for Real Salt Lake (7-8-2).Matt Besler’s defensive miscue for Sporting (4-6-7) near midfield led to an RSL counterattack that ended with Johnson’s second goal in the 29th. Rusnák gathered the ball that Besler misplayed, led the three-on-one into the penalty area and fed it back to the middle where Kreilach and Johnson were trailing. Kreilach touched it first, teeing it up for Johnson’s strike. Written by Tags: MLS/Real Salt Lake/Sam Johnsonlast_img read more

Exclusive: Hunters CEO reveals ‘behind the scenes’ details of TV show

first_imgPhoto credit: Channel 4 Estate agents across the UK tuned in to Channel 4 on Thursday to watch six children become negotiators for a week in the TV series When I Grow Up. It’s still available on Catch-Up, if you missed it.The programme is the last in the series and follows the raw recruits as they join franchised chain Hunters for seven days, helped by CEO Glynis Frew, national sales director Martin Robinson and York sales manager Vanessa Wilson.The action takes place initially at Hunters’ HQ in York where they are drafted into the company’s sales team following some basic training on telephone negotiation, property valuations, open-house hosting and brochure writing.They are then let loose on the company’s Harrogate branch including the opportunity to deal with real clients both face-to-face and on the phone.“We are family-orientated business and we try to look after people and their families, so the idea behind the programme – which is to offer children from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to have their horizons widened – attracted us,” says Frew (left).The three senior staff involved were asked to take screen tests before the project was given the green light and the business had to endure significant disruption as a huge film crew, chaperones and ‘tonnes’ of equipment took over Hunters’ HQ.The children came from a variety of wealth and educational backgrounds which, Frew says, is like Hunters’ employees.“Some [of our staff] are graduates and some didn’t do well at school but that doesn’t mean to say that they are not intelligent; it’s just that school didn’t suit them,” she says.Gifted“Two of the children were really gifted on the phone; they called up real clients and tried to persuade them to reduce their asking price. Money doesn’t have the same meaning for children as it does for adults, so it was fun to listen to.“The customers took it in good heart too – they weren’t warned that children would be phoning them up or that they’d find them on the front desk at Harrogate.“I think it shows how estate agency isn’t about qualifications, it’s about natural interpersonal skills which some children do have.“Kids don’t know how to position something – they come straight out with it which is where it was it was quite amazing and nerve-racking.”Frew says she missed the children after they left because they were so refreshingly honest and challenging in a way adult staff are less likely to be.“It makes you question all your assumptions,” she says.One of the most fascinating aspects of the experience for Hunters is that the children started out at the beginning of the week being competitive but, as the days passed, became more collaborative and team-focussed to “get things done”.All the children received a certificate from Hunters and are now included in the ‘hall of fame’ photo montage in the company’s HQ reception, which is normally reserved for employees who stay for longer than five years.  Martin Robinson glynis Frew CEO Hunters Channel 4 Vanessa Wilson When I Grow Up May 15, 2019Nigel 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 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 » Agencies & People » Exclusive: Hunters CEO reveals ‘behind the scenes’ details of TV show previous nextAgencies & PeopleExclusive: Hunters CEO reveals ‘behind the scenes’ details of TV showGlynis Frew says she’d hire all of the children who featured on Channel 4’s When I Grow Up show.Nigel Lewis15th May 201902,450 Viewslast_img read more

Scots legal firm promises a new breed of estate agency as it launches unique tech

first_imgA tech-enabled legal firm has launched that promises to disrupt both the legal profession and the estate agency sector with its new technology.Scottish firm Aberdeins has a £1 million fighting fund to reach its goal which, once the technology and acquisitions are in place, will be the biggest upset for the country’s legal scene in many years, its founder Rob Aberdein claims.He is one of the UK’s leading lawyers and has partnered with a group of leading Scottish business people to launch the new business which will grow both by creating and acquiring other businesses including estate agencies.A spokesperson for the company has told The Negotiator that it wants to  either acquire or develop estate agency businesses organically and then drive as much technology into all aspects of the offering as possible whilst preserving the traditional estate agency model.“So 100% NOT Purplebricks or Yopa but 100% the Tesla of estate agency,” the company says.DisruptiveFounder Rob Aberdein adds: “Make no mistake, our intention is to be disruptive and we know that won’t make us popular with everyone.“But this is long overdue. Others who promised change have ended up turning into exactly the kind of firm they set out to displace. That won’t happen with Aberdeins.”Aberdain has accused the current conveyancing industry and other sectors of the legal profession for being ‘arrogant and lacking both responsiveness and value for money’ when dealing with clients.The company says an announcement on its estate agency acquisition or creation plans would be made imminently.Visit Aberdeins.Read out guide to estate agency tech.Aberdeins Rob Aberdein conveyanding October 1, 2020Nigel 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 » Scots legal firm promises a new breed of estate agency as it launches unique tech previous nextAgencies & PeopleScots legal firm promises a new breed of estate agency as it launches unique techAberdeins’ founder says he is developing a platform that will significantly disrupt the legal, estate agency and financial services sectors.Nigel Lewis1st October 202001,215 Viewslast_img read more

Oxford-Cambridge rail link reaches next stage

first_imgThe push for a rail link between Oxford and Cambridge has moved to the next level with high-level government officials pushing for the 67-mile line to be built as soon as possible.Lord Adonis, chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, has received backing from Chancellor George Osborne for the funding to construct the line, which would link Oxford, Bicester, Milton Keynes and Cambridge.Currently, “The only way of travelling ‘directly’ between Oxford and Cambridge is the X5, a four-plus-hour coach journey that will strip you of your will to live if it doesn’t strand you in Milton Keynes,” second-year Mertonian Olivia Williams said.The renewed effort follows a report in 2014 pushing the idea of increasing connectivity between the two cities to unite their high-skilled, high-employment and highly-educated populations in order to foster technological growth and expertise stemming from the two universities and the people affiliated with them. As Lord Adonis told The Times, this was an opportunity to build “England’s Silicon Valley”. There hasn’t been a rail connection between Oxford and Cambridge since the Varsity Line closed in the 1960s, leaving students and travellers to use a four-hour coach to get between the cities.While the government is invested in creating a technological centre for the country, students are mostly interested in the convenience.In the current system, travellers can either take the X5 or a train to London Paddington and King’s Cross then to Cambridge, which is two-and-a-half hours. “that is, if the trains from Oxford to London and London to Cambridge are not delayed, which happen quite frequently.” said first-year Magdalen physicist Anson Yip, who makes the journey almost every weekend.Because of these delays, “No plans for an evening in Cambridge are certain because I have to rely on the odds rather than my watch.”Indeed, “A direct train would make the one time I am obliged to make the trip to Cambridge each year marginally less painful”, Williams said.last_img read more

Egg shortage warning

first_imgBakers and manufacturers are being warned of possible egg shortages when new EU legislation takes effect. From January 2012, it will be illegal in EU countries to produce eggs from traditional battery cages. Instead, producers must convert to new enriched cages, which have more space, perches, a scratching area and nest boxes.While British producers are on target, there are serious concerns that other European countries might not meet the deadline.A British Lion egg products spokesman said: “Some 100 million laying hens across Europe will still be in conventional cages when the legislation comes into force.” He said this meant some manufacturers would need to find new, compliant suppliers and there might be a time-lag, which could mean shortages. Caged eggs still account for more than 75% of eggs used in processed products. The change in legislation is likely to have the biggest impact in the egg products sector, where about one-third of eggs are imported. Martin Turton, head of the Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate and Confectionery Group (BCCC), said: “UK food manufacturers are fully aware of their legal requirements around food production. They understand the importance of compliance and the need to put in place the appropriate measures to achieve this.”last_img read more

Man could face amended charges after beating victim dies

first_img Pinterest Man could face amended charges after beating victim dies By Jon Zimney – October 9, 2020 0 451 Google+ Facebook (Photo supplied/St. Joseph County Jail) The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide Unit has taken over the investigation of a beating that has now turned deadly.The suspect, Kevin Michael Rose, 39, was charged with aggravated battery, battery by means of a deadly weapon and battery resulting in serious bodily injury after finding the victim, David Gill, 46, with a woman he had dated at a home in the 300 block of West Marion Street in Mishawaka. That was back on Sep. 28.Gill died on Monday, Oct. 5, due to blunt force trauma. The coroner has now ruled his death a homicide, so Metro Homicide will pass on its findings to the County Prosecutor who will adjust the charges as the legal system sees fit. WhatsApp Twitter IndianaLocalNews Previous articleThree people airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after toll road crashNext articleRed Cross asking for volunteers, donations in response to Hurricane Delta Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

Understanding Former Vice-President and Governor Mike Pence’s heart condition

first_img Twitter Google+ Google+ (Ryan Dorgan/The Elkhart Truth) Former Vice Pres. and Indiana governor Mike Pence now has a pacemaker, after surgery Wednesday in Virginia. The condition that led to his having the pacemaker is called asymptomatic left bundle branch block.“A left bundle branch block is essentially when the left side of the heart’s conduction system isn’t working appropriately,” said Dr. Kyle Frick, a cardiologist with IU Health. “Typically the heart muscle is activated to squeeze through a series of electrical pathways on the left and right side.”While he couldn’t speak specifically to Pence’s condition, Frick said that typically if a person is truly asymptomatic, the heart doctor will sometimes order a screening, like an echocardiogram, or just keep an eye on it.“The reason your provider might want to do additional testing is because left bundle branch blocks can be associated with coronary heart disease, previous heart attack and cardiomyopathies that could cause heart failure,” he said.Frick said if someone with a pre-existing left block had damage to the right side, which could cause a complete block of the conduction system of the heart, which could cause dangerously slow heart rates.“People would typically present with being light-headed or passing out and those patients need a pacemaker urgently.”Pence’s pacemaker was put in after he experienced a slow heart rate.A statement from his family said his doctors expect him to make a full recovery, which is very likely, said Frick.“Maybe for the first 30 days after the pacemaker is inserted you’d have some restrictions, but that’s more related to actually the surgical side and the pacemaker side itself, as opposed to a primary cardiac reason you’d have restructions,” he said. “After 30 days you’d expect most people would get back to doing everything they wanted to do before, and probably even feel better doing it.” Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Facebook IndianaLocalNews Previous articleBenton Harbor basketball standout goes in the 1st round of the WNBA DraftNext articleMichigan City man arrested for possessing enhanced firearm without permit Network Indiana Facebook By Network Indiana – April 18, 2021 2 183 Understanding Former Vice-President and Governor Mike Pence’s heart condition WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more