Christmas retail sales could be best since 2007

first_img Christmas retail sales could be best since 2007 whatsapp SHOPPERS will spend more on the high street in the run up to Christmas than they have for at least three years, a report has claimed.Retail analysts Verdict Research said high street sales were likely to increase by £1.6bn in the three months to Christmas, a 1.9 per cent rise on last year, to £85.2bn. But it warned some of this had already been “priced in” as a result of the rise in VAT since last year, from 15 per cent to 17.5 per cent, and inflation, which currently stands at 3.1 per cent, leading prices higher in certain retail sectors already.Online sales were likely to take the lion’s share of the increase accounting for a predicted £1.2bn of sales, it said. Online will account for 9.5 per cent of all sales at £8.1bn rising by 17.6 per cent overall. The forecast suggested people will spend more on clothing, food and health and beauty products rather than big ticket items such as televisions and other electrical goods, which usually rely on Christmas to boost sales but where competition was already pushing prices lower. The new iPad, along with video games and accessories, will continue to sell well in the run up to Christmas but at the expense of smartphones, iPods and digital cameras, the report said.The DIY sector would also suffer as a weak housing market would hurt sales of furniture and floor covers, Verdict added. Tags: NULL whatsapp Share Sunday 17 October 2010 11:09 pm Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Feds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com KCS-content last_img read more

RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) 2002 Presentation

first_imgRDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2002 presentation For more information about RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw)  2002 presentation Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.last_img read more

John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) Q12021 Interim Report

first_imgJohn Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: John Holt Plc (JHLT.ng)  2021 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileJohn Holt Plc assembles, sells, leases and services power and cooling equipment in Nigeria and has business interests in the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors. The company sells, leases and maintains Holt Star air conditioners for home and industrial use; sells, installs and maintains diesel generators; provides after-sales service and spare parts for its product range; and supplies fire and safety equipment and services. John Holt Plc has business interests in warehousing and inventory management, facility management, property development and the construction of glass reinforced plastic boats. Other business interests include construction and maintenance of power projects, supply of power equipment such as transformers, hybrid generators, gas generators and pre-pad meters, and providing services to the power sector which includes power plant management, energy audits, capacity building, technical training and power system redesigns. John Holt Plc is involved in designing and constructing roads, bridges, drainages, residential and industrial buildings, warehouses, shoreline protection facilities, jetties and telecommunications masts. The company also provides professional services for the exploration and production sectors and oil and gas sectors. John Hold Plc is a subsidiary of John Hold & Company (Liverpool) Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. John Holt Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Weather Lottery passes £5m mark in charity donations

first_img Howard Lake | 11 October 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  61 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Weather Lottery passes £5m mark in charity donations Lottery fundraising company The Weather Lottery plc has now raised over £5 million for good causes. Established in 1998, the company’s lottery is based on players guessing the temperatures in Fahrenheit of selected destinations around Europe.Run by Chief Operating Officer Kevin Dale, it donates 55% of each pound that it makes in profit. So far it has donated £5,011,100 to almost 1,000 charities, such as Age UK, Gloucester Rugby, The Liberal Democrat Party, the National Childbirth Trust, and York City Football Club.It costs £1 to play and offers  top prize of £25,000. If there are multiple winners they do not have to split the jackpot.The Prince of Wales Hospice in Pontefract uses The Weather Lottery plc. Nikki Ridgway, its fundraising and marketing manager, said: “The scheme is exceptionally easy to run. All the administration is taken care of, leaving us free to focus on promoting the lottery to our supporters”. Tagged with: Gift Aid Lotteries Research / statistics 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

Truman Project VP: Clean Energy Critical to National Security

first_imgHome Energy Truman Project VP: Clean Energy Critical to National Security Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jun 19, 2012 SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Truman Project VP: Clean Energy Critical to National Security On Tuesday, Mike Breen, Vice President of the Truman National Security Project and Operation Free Veteran, testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations at their hearing entitled, “The Federal Green Jobs Agenda.” In his written testimony, Breen addressed the dangers of man-made climate change and the policy measures we can implement to secure America and strengthen our national security, including a commitment to clean, domestic energy sources. At the hearing, Breen said: “The connection between our energy posture and the national security threats we face could not be more clear. Yet, even in the face of overwhelming evidence and the certain consequences that inaction will bring, some say that we cannot or should not act, claiming that the pace of progress is too slow, or the costs too high. Fortunately, there are still those who remember what the nay-sayers have forgotten: when Americans stand together, there is no new market we cannot master, and no technological revolution America cannot lead. By investing in 21st century technologies, like wind, solar and biofuels, we can reduce our dependence on oil and ensure America’s national security.” Since 2009, the Truman National Security Project has been the leading voice on the connection between national security and energy independence with their ground breaking Operation Free campaign. Previous articleHoosier Ag Today Launches iPhone APP and Re-designed Android APPNext articleSpider Mites Begin To Inhabit Drought-Stressed Soybean Fields Gary Truittlast_img read more

Renovations revealed for TCU baseball stadium

first_imgTCU baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle buzzed with excitement on Friday after he and the team saw the completed renovations of the Lupton Stadium.The stadium, where the Frogs have played since 2003, received a $7.5 million renovation that added a new locker room, classroom, team lounge, sports medicine center, equipment room, and coach’s office.Schlossnagle said that the renovations were long overdue.“It’s very well deserved on the part of the players and the great coaches that we’ve had come through here,” Schlossnagle said.“It was nice to really focus in on the guys and their needs and really take care of them at the highest level.”Schlossnagle said that it was exciting to be a part of the process throughout the construction.“I’ve never built a house from the ground up, so it was fun to be able to go through that,” Schlossnagle said.Schlossnagle also said that being able to give his opinion at meetings each week really benefitted his players.He said that having a classroom on site is one of the renovations that he’s always wanted for TCU baseball.“All coaches are teachers at heart,” Schlossnagle said. “You need a facility to teach in and the tools in which to do it, and now we have that.”Schlossnagle said that he also expects the renovations will help with recruiting.“This will hopefully help us with that guy who was maybe on the fence,” Schlossnagle said. “Maybe he’ll jump on our side.”According to an earlier TCU360 report, TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte agrees with Schlossnagle.“Having first-class facilities with all the modern amenities will also enhance our recruiting efforts,” Del Conte said.Del Conte went on to say the athletes’ experience in the baseball program will be enhanced thanks to the donations of TCU benefactors.All renovations are expected to be fully complete by the start of the 2016 baseball season on February 19 at the Lupton Stadium against Loyola Marymount University. A&J Podcast – May 10, 2017 James Creangehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/james-creange/ ReddIt TCU Baseball facility an locker room reveal to players at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas on February 10, 2016. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman) print TCU Baseball facility an locker room reveal to players at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas on February 10, 2016. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman) Twitter A&J Podcast – April 14, 2017 James Creangehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/james-creange/ James Creangehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/james-creange/ Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Linkedin TCU Baseball facility an locker room reveal to players at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas on February 10, 2016. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman) TCU Baseball facility an locker room reveal to players at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas on February 10, 2016. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman) ReddIt TCU Baseball facility an locker room reveal to players at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas on February 10, 2016. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman) + posts center_img TCU Baseball facility an locker room reveal to players at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas on February 10, 2016. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman) James Creange TCU Baseball facility an locker room reveal to players at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas on February 10, 2016. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman) TCU Baseball facility an locker room reveal to players at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas on February 10, 2016. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman) Linkedin TCU Baseball facility an locker room reveal to players at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas on February 10, 2016. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman) A&J Podcast – May 2, 2017 Twitter Previous articleTCU completes season sweep of Iowa StateNext articleNo. 10 West Virginia routs TCU 73-42 James Creange RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR James Creangehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/james-creange/ TCU Baseball facility an locker room reveal to players at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas on February 10, 2016. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman) Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook A&J Podcast – April 4, 2017 TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebooklast_img read more

Journalist found but three others still missing

first_imgDorbor and Quiwea went to Zwedru, in the southeastern county of Grand Gedeh. Flomo is correspondent in Ganta, in the east-central region of Nimba. Dolo was in Gbarnga, in the central county of Bong, and had fled to Ganta after fighting broke out. Since LURD attacks on several provincial capitals, the paper and the radio station have not heard from the journalists. June 12, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Organisation RSF_en RSF urges Liberian authorities to investigate threats against journalists December 16, 2020 Find out more LiberiaAfrica November 27, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Liberia Help by sharing this information 10/04/03Grody Dorbor, editor of the The Inquirer newspaper, who had been missingfor more than two weeks in the rebel-plagued interior, contacted his familyon 9 April to say he had taken refuge on the Ivorian border and wanted toreturn to Monrovia. Three other journalists – Oscar Dolo, Nyahn Flomo andWilliam Quiwea, local correspondents of the radio station Talking DrumStudio-Liberia – are still missing in the rebel area. ————————————-09/03/04Four journalists missing for past two weeksReporters Without Borders called today on Liberian authorities to search for four journalists – Grody Dorbor (editor) of the The Inquirer newspaper, Oscar Dolo, Nyahn Flomo and William Quiwea, local correspondents of the radio station Talking Drum Studio-Liberia – who have been missing for more than two weeks in the central part of the country, where government forces are battling rebels of the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Development (LURD) movement.Expressing his great concern about their fate, Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said that “at a time when the population is the victim of widespread attacks by armed rebels, the government must take effective steps to ensure the safety of journalists, who are very valuable for Liberians.” He called for a thorough and impartial investigation into the disappearance of the four. News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa News April 10, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist found but three others still missing to go further LiberiaAfrica Receive email alerts Reportslast_img read more

Rep. Chu Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Higher Education Act

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Government Rep. Chu Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the Higher Education Act Published on Monday, November 9, 2015 | 1:50 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Today, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Higher Education Act (HEA), which was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on November 8, 1965 as part of the President’s “Great Society” initiative. This landmark bill strengthened our nation’s postsecondary and higher education system by making critical federal investments in colleges and universities and providing financial assistance for students. Rep. Chu released the following statement to mark this anniversary:When President Johnson signed the Higher Education Act (HEA) into law, he envisioned a nation where a higher education was available and accessible to all—regardless of one’s race, background, or wealth. Fifty years later, it remains our task to make that vision a reality. Education is the greatest equalizer, and it ensures that individuals have the opportunity to improve their lives and the lives of their families. Through higher education, students have the foundation to be competitive in the workforce and develop the tools needed to succeed. That is why we must do more to ensure that higher education is not just a choice for the select few who can afford it, but that it is truly accessible to all. As Congress prepares to reauthorize HEA, I call on my colleagues to recommit to the values embodied in this law and to strengthen the opportunities our nation’s children have to obtain a postsecondary degree.” faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News center_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Pasadena Police Will Step Up Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Patrols This friday

first_imglatest #1 Pasadena Police Will Step Up Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Patrols This friday Published on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 | 11:54 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Subscribe More Cool Stuffcenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Pasadena Police Department will step up Bike and Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations on Friday, March 11, 2016, from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers, bike riders and pedestrians alike that can lead to life changing injuries. Special attention will be directed toward drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to stop for signs and signals, failing to yield to pedestrians in cross walks or any other dangerous violation.Additionally, enforcement will be taken for observed violations when pedestrians cross the street illegally or fail to yield to drivers who have the right of way. Bike riders will be stopped and citations issued when they fail to follow the same traffic laws that apply to motorists. All riders are reminded to always wear a helmet – those under 18 years of age must wear helmets by law. Pedestrians should cross the street only in marked crosswalks or at corners.Bicycle and pedestrian fatalities are rising in California as more people use these non-motorized means of transportation. Locally, Pasadena Police Department has investigated 539 fatal and injury collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists during the past three (3) years. In 2012, California witnessed 612 pedestrian and 124 bicyclists killed that year while nationally 4,743 pedestrians and 726 bicyclists were killed.Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

New suicide bereavement support group for Limerick

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash HUGG, Healing Untold Grief Groups, is launching its first dedicated Limerick peer support group for the suicide bereaved on the evening of Tuesday, 18th May.HUGG provides a free, safe and confidential environment where those bereaved by suicide can share their experiences and feelings, and receive and offer support to each other. All of HUGG’s peer support groups are led by people with lived experience, people who themselves have been bereaved by suicide.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up HUGG focuses on “postvention”, a specific form of intervention which is conducted after a suicide in recognition of the increased risk of suicidal ideation among the bereaved friends and family.Limerick is one of the first groups facilitated by HUGG to take place outside of Dublin, and the second one in Munster. Munster locals Greg Moran and Rose Hallissey participated in HUGG’s comprehensive facilitator training program earlier in the year.Both have lived experience of suicide, a requirement of becoming a HUGG facilitator. This ensures a better understanding and appreciation of the emotions and trauma group attendees may be going through.Reflecting on why he signed up to be a HUGG facilitator, Mr Moran stated, “On May 9th 2012  I suffered the loss of two family members by suicide. My twin brothers, Peter and Kevin died by suicide aged 28.“Learning to live with this grief resulted in acquiring much insight around healing trauma, and coping with loss. As a facilitator with HUGG, I hope to provide a space whereby each member can just ‘be with their grief’, connect with others through shared experiences, and allow their healing to begin.”Rose Hallissey lost her daughter Sarah to suicide and outlined her reasons for supporting HUGG, “I’ve spent a lot of my life since trying to get my children to where they are today because they are effected by her death. It’s been a tough journey but thankfully I have survived and I want to help others get to where I am now.”Commenting on the launch of the new group, Fiona Tuomey, Founder and CEO of HUGG, said, “We’re delighted to have such capable volunteers as Rose and Greg, to facilitate a support group in Limerick.“We identified Limerick as a location for one of our first official groups outside of Dublin due to the demand in the region. I know it will greatly benefit the local community here and I hope we can continue recruiting more facilitators in Munster to extend our services into further counties.” she added.The new group will meet online in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions but will meet in-person when it is permissible to do so. People can enquire to attend the group by contacting Fiona at hugg.ie. The public can support HUGG by:Becoming a facilitator if the bereavement is over two years agoDonating online at hugg.ie to fund HUGG’s services and facilitator training program Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Ham SandwichNext articleLimerick duo named in Hurling Team of the Week Meghann Scully TAGSHUGGKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post center_img Twitter Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin WhatsApp Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener LimerickNewsNew suicide bereavement support group for LimerickBy Meghann Scully – May 11, 2021 536 last_img read more