Sir Alan Budd regrets leak

first_img Share Sir Alan Budd regrets leak Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoGrowitchRemember Penny From The Big Bang Theory? This Is Her NowGrowitchUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoOpulent ExpressNewborn Quadruplets Left Doctors Staggered — They Are One In A MillionOpulent ExpressUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndo SIR Alan Budd, the former head of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), yesterday admitted he regretted the impact of a leak that dogged his short tenure at the independent fiscal forecaster. “I enormously regret the effect it had on our reputation… That was in some sense the most harmful event in terms of the press coverage,”?Sir Alan admitted, in reference to his decision to rush out official figures to counter an inaccurate leak. The timing allowed David Cameron to use the figures as ammunition in a tetchy exchange of Prime Minister’s questions, leading to questions over the OBR’s impartiality.Sir Alan, who stood down from the OBR last week, also admitted there was a possibility of a double dip recession, but said it was unlikely. “You cannot rule it out… but the most likely outcome is that the economy will continue to grow,” he said. center_img KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Monday 16 August 2010 8:44 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Posen: Don’t fear inflation

first_imgTuesday 22 February 2011 9:18 pm KCS-content Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Posen: Don’t fear inflation whatsapp THE public’s fears over inflation should not pressure the Bank of England into raising interest rates, external MPC member Adam Posen argued yesterday. Posen, who in direct contrast to fellow Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members Andrew Sentance and Martin Weale, has consistently voted to keep rates on hold in recent months, said his colleagues were wrong to worry that expectations of rising prices are becoming entrenched, risking a self-fulfilling spiral. “Putting the welfare of British citizens foremost does not imply taking them seriously as macroeconomic forecasters”, Posen said. Speaking at the Oxford Institute for Economic Policy, ahead of today’s publication of February’s minutes, Posen said that a pre-emptive interest rate increase now would bear similarities to mistaken tightening moves by central banks in the early 1930s Great Depression and the Bank of Japan in 2000. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Sun Limited (SUN.mu) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgSun Limited (SUN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Sun Limited (SUN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sun Limited (SUN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sun Limited (SUN.mu)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSun Limited engages in the tourism sector of the leisure industry. The company is based in Ebene, the Republic of Mauritius, where it owns and operates six resorts in the Republic of Mauritius, one resort in the Republic of Maldives and also owns two in-house tour operators in France and South Africa. Sun Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

Hendre Fourie – Leeds Carnegie and England

first_imgDo you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit http://mags-uk.com/ipcOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Hendre Fourie relaying another one of his stories to England teammates Dan Cole and Mark CuetoHe’s always fun to talk to, is Hendre Fourie. Never short of a story or two, the Leeds flanker tells a good one about how he first found out he was in the senior England squad. It was May last year, not long after he had done his bit to help Leeds avoid the Premiership drop, and there were mutterings that his reward might be a call-up to the squad to tour Australia.“Me and the missus had gone to the cinema in the evening to see Clash of the Titans and halfway through the film I saw my phone flashing,” recounts Fourie, who was born in Burgersdorp in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. “I didn’t answer it because I didn’t want to disturb people but I looked at the number and it was one I didn’t recognise. As we left the cinema I said to my wife, ‘What are the chances this is Martin Johnson?’ I listened to the message and it was Martin Johnson, congratulating me on making the England squad!”Fourie subsequently described his rise from Rotherham to England as a “fairy tale” – but there was no happy ending Down Under. In the tour opener against Australia A, Fourie suffered an ankle injury and that was that. No chance to compete for a spot in the two-Test series against the Wallabies, Fourie instead underwent treatment for the injury, then had a holiday in Bloemfontein. Cue another of his stories.“Juan Smith, the Springbok, has the neighbouring farm to the one owned by my wife’s family. So when I was there last July I went over to say hello and we had a good chat. I told him I might see him in the autumn at Twickenham, to which he replied with a smile, ‘Well, we won’t be friends on the pitch but we’ll have a drink afterwards’.”Even in his brief appearance in Australia, Fourie had done enough to convince Johnson that he was a player capable of withstanding the rigours of Test rugby. So the moment Fourie’s ankle injury healed, he was back in the England squad and he won his first cap in November.It was the culmination of a remarkable journey for Fourie, one that began at Free State University. Having played in the university XV with current Springboks such as Flip van der Merwe and Bismarck du Plessis, Fourie struggled to make any headway with the Cheetahs. South Africans prefer their loose forwards big and at 6ft Fourie got the impression that he was never going to rise high on the veldt. In 2005 he came to England, playing part-time for Rotherham while studying for a teaching degree at Sheffield Hallam University.Two years later he joined Leeds where he came under the tutelage of Neil Back, another openside who had to fight hard to prove that big doesn’t always mean best. “He’s done so much to improve my game,” Fourie says of the ex-England No 7. “He gives me small tips, little things you might not think are that important, but they’ve made me so much better as a player.”center_img Fourie was called into the Saxons squad for the first time in 2010, having qualified on residency, and proved an instant hit. Here was a good old-fashioned openside, a snaffler and a spoiler. Richie McCaw is the acknowledged expert when it comes to thieving ball from the opposition, of course – as England found when they played the All Blacks in November. Fourie started the match on the bench, a fidgeting ball of sinew struggling to take in the magnitude of the occasion. “The whole experience was incredible,” he says. “Arriving at the stadium and seeing all the fans cheering, it made me very nervous. When I got to the changing room I was shaking so I told myself to calm down, relax, and treat it as just another game.”Fourie got on to make his debut for the last 14 minutes, by which time New Zealand had established an unassailable lead. Still, at least the after-match function was good. “I was presented with my cap at the dinner,” he says. “I also had a chat with Richie McCaw. Actually, I got my photo taken with him because of his stature in the game!”Fourie won his second cap in the spine-tingling win over Australia, started the Samoa game and ended the autumn by replacing the injured Tom Croft in the 17th minute of the match against Smith and his South African buddies. There must have been some choice banter flying about? “No, there wasn’t actually,” says Fourie, with a laugh. “There was no time for that. Bismarck did give me a playful stamp on my leg at one point just to let me know he was there, but the game was so intense we didn’t have time to stand around chatting.”With Lewis Moody out injured right now, Fourie has a great chance in the RBS 6 Nations to nail down the No 7 shirt ahead of the World Cup. For the moment, though, his mind is focused solely on England’s evolution as a world-class XV. “It’s really important that we use the Six Nations to continue building what we started in Australia last summer and continued in November. It’s such an important part of any successful team, to feel comfortable and confident playing together, and I feel a momentum is starting to build. It’s a blow to lose quality players to injury but we have the strength in depth to cope.”This article appeared in the March 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazinelast_img read more

Heineken Cup Quarters: Four to watch

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Which big dogs will be let off the leash in the Heineken Cup this weekend? Here are just four ultra-competitive players to look out for in the quarter-finals In analysis this week, Gopperth will almost certainly have reviewed the way Leicester and Toby Flood played at the Stade Mayol at this stage almost exactly a year ago. While Tigers eventually lost after Jonny Wilkinson and Chris Masoe woke up, the first half-hour was near perfect. Flood hushed a hostile crowd by playing the corners, maneuvering the plodding opposition pack and smashing over goals from everywhere. The East Midlanders led 9-0 without breaking sweat. Gopperth has precisely the right pragmatic skill-set to carry out a repeat and bring Leinster back to Dublin for the semi. This set of Heineken Cup quarter-finals is possibly the most enticing last eight ever assembled. Each of the four ties is jam-packed with stellar talent and most of the continent’s biggest names.As the pain-staking European saga edges closer to a resolution, the weekend feels like a something of a celebration of this wonderful tournament. But who are the figures that will decide these high-stakes encounters? Here is a run-down of our ones to watch.Munster v Toulouse (Thomond Park, Saturday 1.30pm)Joe TekoriYannick Nyanga’s ankle injury means Toulouse cannot start a simply immense operator whose athleticism at times beggars belief. It is a hammer-blow. With inspirational France captain Thierry Dusautoir also absent, two-thirds of the trio that bullied Saracens three months ago do not take the field. Top 14 budgets bring staggering squad depth, though.  Clermont v Leicester (Stade Marcel Michelin, Saturday 4pm)Ed SlaterIn Courtney Lawes and Joe Launchbury, England boasted the best lock partnership of the recent Six Nations. Even then, Dave Attwood – magnificent off the bench – was not far off winning a starting spot. It speaks volumes for how well Slater is playing then, that the burly Leicester man is pushing this trio for Test involvement in New Zealand. Another colossal showing against Northampton confirmed as much.Toby Flood’s decision to leave Welford Road and his subsequent dip in form put Richard Cockerill in a bit of a quandary just after Christmas. Robust as ever, Leicester’s director of rugby was not afraid to make forthright calls. Young Welshman Owen Williams was handed a starting berth – an inspired decision given his assured displays since – and Slater took over as skipper. It has been a flawless fit, and sparked Tigers’ traditional end-of-season surge.The Parc des Sports Marcel Michelin is an intimidating stronghold that has seen 74 successive Clermont victories. For all their eye-catching quicksilver out wide in the likes of Wesley Fofana (who scored a try on his return from injury this weekend), Les Jaunards lay foundations with ferocity up front. Thomas Domingo, Jamie Cudmore, Nathan Hines, Julien Bonnaire and Fritz Lee are truly monstrous men and it is not without justification that Leicester are an astronomical 11/2 with most bookies. But that’s how they like it. Slater possesses a considerable streak of mongrel and won’t back down. His teammates won’t either.center_img A wrecking ball: Joe Tekori of ToulouseLouis Picamoles has recovered from a hip complaint to anchor the scrum, while livewire teenager Yacouba Camara brings pace and industry. Then there is a 123-kilogram Samoan behemoth to fill the final back-row berth. Predominantly deployed at lock, Tekori is the polar opposite of angular, awkward adversary Peter O’Mahony – Munster’s jackalling talisman – and marries brutish brawn in the contact area with subtle offloading skills. He may become exposed if the contest opens up, but the early stages at Thomond Park will be tight. And eye-wateringly physical. Expect Tekori to be prominent.Most sides would get intimidated by the emotional intensity of Limerick. Despite average Top 14 form, Toulouse won’t. They have already overturned Saracens at Wembley this season. Empowered by their fanatic home support, Munster are a hugely challenging obstacle to shift. That said, the four-time champions – bolstered by Tekori– will back themselves. In the thick of it: A burly Ed Slater gets involved against Northampton Saints Metronomic: Ruan PienaarUlster v Saracens (Saturday, 6.30pm)Ruan PienaarIn years gone by, there hasn’t been a great deal of subtlety about Saracens.It’s fair to say that they have preferred to batter the front door down than sneak through the back gate. With a pack that includes the Vunipola brothers, George Kruis and co., power remains a huge part of their game. Since September though, there has been another dimension. Enhanced off-loading skills have injected dynamism and Owen Farrell looks capable of creating things.John Afoa, Chris Henry, Dan Tuohy and Johann Muller must be at their very best for Ulster, using the template of their superb performance at Welford Road back in January. That day, Leicester got crowded behind the gainline and had no answer as claustrophobia descended. Amid the chaos and collisions, a diminutive No 9 called the shots.Pienaar is a supreme scrum-half whose game management – deciding when to look for territory, when to punch holes around the fringes and when go wide – is second to none. His kicking is world-class too. From the tee he rarely misses, from the box he sets targets and encourages chasers to contest. Without disrespecting Michael Heaney, the South African’s presence was sorely missed in the recent loss to Cardiff Blues. He’s back for this humungous occasion and will be a pivotal figure in Ravenhill’s hostile atmosphere.Toulon v Leinster (Sunday 4.30pm)Jimmy GopperthRetiring icons Jonny Wilkinson and Brian O’Driscoll will – to their cringing discomfort – dominate the build-up to this seismic clash between the two sides that have clinched four of the five Heineken Cups since 2009. However, when all the fanfare is over and these awesome sides finally go at it, another wily veteran could have a decisive say.Extremely important contributions: Jimmy GopperthMany raised eyebrows at Leinster’s signing of Gopperth when Johnny Sexton hopped across The Channel. In theory, the former Newcastle Falcons points machine was supposed to provide back-up as Ian Madigan fulfilled his burgeoning potential. For whatever reason, that hasn’t quite happened this term and Gopperth has been extremely important to Matt O’Connor, especially in away games. In fact, the Dubliners would not have reached the last eight without a two-try, 21-point haul from their experienced Kiwi in Castres during the group stage.last_img read more

The smell of love

first_img What an awesome thought!I have never really contemplated “how” love would smell, but it couldn’t be any better than God’s beautiful flowers. He goes to great lengths to show us His everlasting, unconditional love and something as overwhelming as fragrance comes pretty close to describing it! Gardenias were my late husband’s favorite flower and I’m sure he and God enjoy their fragrant beauty everyday.God bless you, Chuck. December 15, 2019 at 10:09 am 14 COMMENTS Gardinia and jasmine, two of my favorite scents. Imagine the Creator’s scent laboratory – it must be marvelous. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear charles towne Reply Reply Dear CSG, When I contemplate the wonderful phenomenon of the sense of smell I am almost overwhelmed. What a loving and generous God we serve as evidenced by His generosity. Just thinking of the senses such as hearing. I revel in beautiful music! Or taste? Then we have the marvel of sight! Each of these and so much more? To be able to respond to a lovers touch? Each and every one of the senses whispers, “I love you!” To a fallen world. How He must love us! God bless you and yours my friend. Chaz charles towne December 16, 2019 at 9:10 pm Reply Please enter your comment! Reply Richard charles towne Scents are truly a gift…and can transport us immediately back to our childhoods. I LOVE the smell of Gardenias and Jasmine…must be the sense of smell doesn’t fall far from the tree!!! charles towne charles towne Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Ahh, NH, YES orange blossoms! The sense of smell is so keen and it can be stimulated many years after the fact. I am reminded, pleasantly I might add, of kitchen smells, of the autumn season, and spring with its greening as well as summer, and winter had its own distinct smell. You will think me strange but i can somehow, all of these years after the fact, remember the sweet smell of my mama as I nursed at her breast as an infant, and we can’t forget sweet puppies breath. So many smells, so many memories. Bless you, Chaz Reply December 16, 2019 at 8:48 pm Reply Love and smells, My friend, your article reminded me of something my mom used to tell me and then she would laugh, she would reminisce about some perfume I once bought for her when I was very young. Young boys are not naturally gifted shoppers, it seems I had saved my allowance and saw a gigantic bottle of perfume, probably at a gas station or somewhere similar and on the theory that more is better I bought it for mom as a present! I do not know for sure if she was was trying to guilt trip me or not, I choose to believe not, but she would tell the story, say that the perfume smelled terrible and then she would laugh, look at me and say, “but I wore it!” Not flowers, but that is what I think love must smell like! A really stinky perfume sometimes! Dear Judith, yep! Imagine heavenly scents, gifts from God. How blessed we are! Blessings on you all. Chaz January 19, 2020 at 4:50 pm Reply Herb Weissman Herb, you are so right my friend! Papa God gives us sooo many gifts, good things all! Blessings to you both, Chaz Reply Hi Charlie, I often wonder how so many people can go throughout life without noticing G-Ds gift to us. Those of us who are attuned to everything around us are indeed blessed. Thank you for the great article. December 29, 2019 at 2:37 pm Reply center_img December 15, 2019 at 9:41 am Dear friend, you are so right when you compare mama’s love with God’s love! My mother had to put up with a lot of mischief from those that should have known better, but she was the epitome of gracious love. Bless you and yours, Chaz Richard my friend, mamas have a wonderful knack for making their sons feel like they have done a wonderful thing don’t they? I picked mama a big bouquet one time from the graveyard, yes I did! Another time I picked her a bouquet of tulips from a neighbor’s yard. Mama made me go to the neighbor and confess that I picked her award winning tulips. Hey, I meant well! Praise God for award winning mamas. Bless you my friend, Chaz Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply December 16, 2019 at 1:35 pm Please enter your name here Reply charles towne December 16, 2019 at 1:42 pm December 15, 2019 at 8:03 am December 15, 2019 at 5:10 am Faith Fowler TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleBold Predictions for 2020: Shrinking homes and a more stable marketNext articleFlorida gas prices fall six cents Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR I love applying emotions to senses….I’m leaning towards Gardenias and orange blossoms! Beautiful article! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Judith Hankes December 15, 2019 at 8:17 pm NH InspirationBy Charles TowneIf you could describe love in one word what would that word be?I imagine my word for love would have to be gardenias.  When I smell gardenias I can’t help but think of Papa God’s wonderful love.That sweet scent assails my senses in a language far beyond words.I was at my friend Don’s house.  In his dooryard stands a magnificent gardenia bush.  Gardenias, as I am sure you are aware are seasonal, unlike Papa God’s magnificent love which is always in full bloom.  Don’s gardenia bush, the one he planted for his wife, due to the fact we had already had some chilly weather, was past the time for it to be blooming, but there, right in front of my face as I walked up his drive was a glorious gardenia blossom, and what a blossom it was!  About four inches across, pure white, and just begging to be sniffed!  So, what could I do?  I sniffed it!  Heaven, pure heaven!  I would like to gather armloads of that wonderful scent and bathe in it!Or how about jasmine?  I have some Jasmine growing in my yard and what a joy it is!  I have met a few dear souls that didn’t get along well with Jasmine but as for me and my house, we could wallow in it.  I could let it transport me to another realm of mystery and delight.   (I hate to admit it for fear you will think me strange but I have been known to hug my jasmine!)  Dear Papa God, thank you for the smell of jasmine!Yes, gardenias and flowering jasmine shout love loud and clear, at least to me.   But then as I already alluded to, I am a little strange, just a little mind you.I wonder what word Papa God would use?  Perhaps it would be grace or forgiveness.  Mercy would be good, as would acceptance.  But then perhaps he would use the word gift, as in “salvation is a free gift from God!”  Or, Jesus is the ultimate gift to man, or, God gave himself that all mankind might be saved!Yes, gardenias and jasmine smell like love.  Love is God’s Holy gift to you, my friend!  Pretty neat I would say.I wonder, maybe Papa God just might be a little like me and choose gardenias, You expect? Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. What a blessing! The nose Knows. Blessings on you and yours, Papa me LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply December 15, 2019 at 7:03 pm charles towne Reply a friend Chaz, you cause me to remember my mother. I was blessed to have a mother who loved me. I can remember so many treasured moments. A mother’s love must be so very similar to God’s love! A Friend CSG December 15, 2019 at 8:13 pm December 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm Reply Reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Christian Aid appoints Whitewater as direct marketing agency

first_img Howard Lake | 28 January 2004 | News Christian Aid appoints Whitewater as direct marketing agency Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Following their selection by Christian Aid and other new business successes, 36-strong Whitewater is adding two new staff to its client services team. Christian Aid has appointed direct marketing and fundraising agency Whitewater to help develop its direct marketing fundraising activity.Christian Aid made the choice after a three month, four-stage pitch that saw ten initial agencies being whittled down to just two for final presentations. Whitewater will replace incumbent agency Target Direct, who worked with the charity for four years.Christian Aid is perhaps best known for its successful annual ‘Christian Aid Week’ fundraising event, but the charity also has a year-round direct marketing fundraising programme. Working with Whitewater it is looking to develop this activity considerably in support of ambitious five year income growth targets. Advertisementcenter_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

NSPCC’s Letter from Santa raises £1.82m

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 January 2013 | News www.nspcc.org.uk NSPCC’s Letter from Santa raises £1.82m Tagged with: christmas Individual giving NSPCCcenter_img The NSPCC’s annual Letter from Santa campaign raised £1.82 million, including Gift Aid, at the end of 2012. This is an increase from the £1.7 million it raised in 2011.Available for a suggested donation of just £5, the personalised and illustrated Letters from Santa were delivered to households across the UK and beyond by ‘reindeer mail’’.Andrew Flanagan, Chief Executive of the NSPCC, thanked supporters, saying: “2012 was a challenging year for fundraisers everywhere, with the effects of the continuing recession and many people cutting back on charitable donations. No doubt 2013 will be just as challenging, but the success of our festive fundraising campaign has given us real encouragement for the future and reinforced our faith in the Great British public’s willingness to give.” Advertisement  44 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

New York protest says ‘We are all Marzieh’

first_imgActivists from New York and New Jersey met at Grand Central Station in Manhattan Jan. 25, just three days after Marzieh Hashemi, an African-American journalist working for PressTV, was released from federal detention. Members of the Tri-State Iranian Community, International Action Center, People’s Power Assembly, Workers World Party and even passersby joined together to demand an end to harassment of anti-racist, anti-imperialist journalists. They also demanded an immediate end to the Material Witness Law, an unconstitutional measure used to hold people, especially Muslims like Hashemi, indefinitely without charges.  Her release was a victory for the people’s movement worldwide.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

Man charged with Collins murder

first_imgPrint Linkedin Previous articleContact services company discontinues Shannon ventureNext article‘Terrified’ residents take case to Brussels admin Email NewsLocal NewsMan charged with Collins murderBy admin – April 17, 2009 690 WhatsAppcenter_img A 23-year-old man has appeared before Limerick District Court this Thursday charged with the murder of Roy Collins.The father-of-two was gunned down in a gaming arcade at the Roxboro Shopping Centre just one week ago.Detective Garda Paul Madden of Roxboro Garda Station gave evidence of charging James Dillon of no fixed abode with the murder of Roy Collins on April 9.The court heard that Mr Dillon had made no reply when formally charged with the murder yesterday.Judge Tom O’Donnell said that due to the seriousness of the charge the question of bail was a matter for the High Court.The accused was remanded in custody to appear again before the court on April 22. Advertisement Twitter Facebooklast_img read more