Record number of awards for employers’ payroll giving schemes

first_img Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising legacies payroll giving Record number of awards for employers’ payroll giving schemes This year 3,347 Payroll Giving Quality Mark Award certificates have been distributed by the Institute of Fundraising to recognise employers’ commitment to payroll giving. According to the Institute, this is a record number of certificates, an increase of over 1,200 on last year’s total.Quality Mark Awards are available in bronze, silver and gold versions. Any organisation that has achieved any of these is to eligible to enter the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards. The deadline for entries is 16 July.Lee Grant, Tax-Effective Giving Project Manager at the Institute of Fundraising, urged employers to enter the awards. He added: “Payroll Giving really is showing its strength in this recent period of economic uncertainty. We are delighted that so many employers have taken part in Payroll Giving and achieved the high standards demanded of the Quality Mark.”The Institute also reported that during 2008/09 employers had added over £13 million to their employees’ contributions.www.pgxawards.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 May 2010 | News  26 total views,  1 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

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What we’re reading: NASCAR driver in critical condition after crash, coronavirus causing economic suffering

first_img Previous articleThe Leap 2/18/20Next articleBaseball launches four homers against Abilene Christian, wins 14-4 Lauren Cottrell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TCU News Now 3/3/2021 Linkedin Shortly after Newman’s update, Mark Rushbrook, the global director of Ford Performance Motorsports said that the team was “grateful.”“We had been waiting for information just like everyone else, so to hear some positive news tonight is a relief,” Rushbrook said.The crash marks almost 19 years since seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion Dale Earnhardt crashed on the final lap of that race, according to CNN.Coronavirus continues to cause economic sufferingThe impact of the coronavirus on China has driven the country’s economy to a standstill.As of Tuesday, new evidence of an economic fallout has surfaced in manufacturing, banking, financial markets and other sectors of the economy, according to the New York Times.HSBC, a bank based in London which relies on China for growth, said it plans to cut 35,000 jobs and $4.5 billion in costs as it faces struggles from the epidemic.U.S. stocks declined Tuesday, and the demand for oil was down resulting in a price drop in Texas.Jaguar Land Rover said that the epidemic could soon create production problems at its assembly plants in Britain.14 dead, hundreds sick from toxic gas leak in PakistanA gas leak in southern Pakistan Sunday affected over 500 people, killing 14 and leaving hundreds sick.Officials still have been unable to identify the origin of the leak, and concerns are growing in the city of Karachi as the toxic gas could still be present, according to CNN. Autopsies were carried out on the dead, and results are expected within 72 hours, said Dr. Zafar Mehdi of Sindh Province’s Health Department.Protests have broken out against the government as the citizens are demanding answers, according to CNN.Evidence of a leak has not been found, according to Karachi officials.“All terminals and berths have been checked. Even private terminals, the oil piers, oil installation areas have been checked. No gas or chemical leakage,” said Jamil Akhtar, Karachi Port Trust Chairman.Akhtar said the Pakistani navy had taken samples from the sea near the port and they are awaiting results.Trump commutes sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod BlagojevichPresident Trump issued high-profile clemency decisions on Tuesday, beginning with a sentence reduction for the former democratic Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.Blagojevich was convicted in 2010 on corruption charges and sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for seeking to sell Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat after he was elected president.After calling his sentence “ridiculous,” Trump said the former governor will be released after eight years in prison, according to Fox News.The family was “overjoyed” after they heard the news and will not speak to reporters until the former governor returns home, said Deb Mell, Blagojevich’s sister-in-law.Blagojevich was one of the 10 people who Trump has pardoned during his presidency, according to Fox News.Trump also pardoned financier Michael Milken, former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward DeBartolo Jr. and former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik. Delay of game: MLB players living in limbo during pandemic Lauren Cottrell is a sophomore sports journalism major and Spanish minor from Frisco, Texas. While at TCU, Lauren has been involved in Student Foundation as a Carter Host, Zeta Tau Alpha as Historian, and works with the football team interviewing recruits on official visits and gamedays. Ryan Newman (6) goes airborne after crashing into Corey LaJoie (32) during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday’s running of the race was postponed by rain. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Facebook Linkedin + posts Facebook Lauren Cottrellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lauren-cottrell/center_img Lauren Cottrellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lauren-cottrell/ TCU News Now 4/14/2021 printNASCAR driver in serious condition after Daytona 500 crashRyan Newman is in serious condition after he was involved in a crash Monday that caused his car to go airborne and flip several times.Newman was leading in his final lap of NASCAR’s Daytona 500 when the crash occurred, according to CNN.He was immediately taken to the hospital, according to Fox television commentators.Doctors announced that the racer’s injuries are not life-threatening. Twitter Lauren Cottrellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lauren-cottrell/ TCU News Now 2/10/2021 Lauren Cottrell ReddIt What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines ReddIt Lauren Cottrellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lauren-cottrell/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature last_img read more

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Judge Rules HSBC Must Face RMBS Suits From Investors

first_img June 2, 2015 1,015 Views HSBC Holdings Lawsuits Residential Mortgage-backed securities 2015-06-02 Brian Honea Judge Rules HSBC Must Face RMBS Suits From Investors Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Judge Rules HSBC Must Face RMBS Suits From Investors Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Distressed Sales Do Not Slow Home Price Appreciation Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 6/3/2015center_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Judge Shira Sheindlin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Manhattan ruled HSBC Holdings must face three lawsuits from investors that claim the bank tried to hide defects in residential mortgage-backed securities from them before the crisis, according to media reports.Plaintiffs BlackRock Inc., Allianz SE’s Pacific Investment Management Co., and TIAA-CREF, claim that HSBC breached its duties as the trustee in 283 trusts, causing more than $34 billion in losses when the financial crisis hit in 2008, according to a report from Reuters.Scheindlin wrote in her decision that it was “plausible” to infer that HSBC knew about the breaches. According to court papers, the mortgage-backed securities in the lawsuit were issued during a four-year period from 2004 to 2008.In late March, Scheindlin denied HSBC’s motion to have the suits by the investors dismissed. HSBC was asking for the judge to dismiss the complaints based on lack of subject matter jurisdiction.In addition to allowing the plaintiffs to pursue the breach of contract suits against HSBC, Scheindlin ruled that they could pursue a conflict of interest claim against the British-based bank, accusing it of refusing to expose loan servicers who engaged in misconduct, according to reports.Some claims of negligence were dismissed, according to reports. The plaintiffs were allowed 30 days to amend the complaints. A follow-up conference has been scheduled for June 24.A spokesperson for HSBC declined to comment on the judge’s ruling when reached by email. An attorney for the plaintiffs did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Plaintiffs BlackRock, Allianz, and TIAA-CREF were involved in a similar suit that was dismissed in May by U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan. In that suit, the plaintiffs accused Bank of America and U.S. Bancorp of failing in their duties as trustees for 843 mortgage-backed securities totaling about $778 billion in collateral. Forrest ruled that the claims were not pleaded correctly on 33 of the trusts and that the remaining 810 trusts did not fall under her jurisdiction. Tagged with: HSBC Holdings Lawsuits Residential Mortgage-backed securities About Author: Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland.  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

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Report outlining ways to tackle cost of motor insurance must be implemented – McConalogue

first_imgA Donegal Deputy is calling on the Government to begin implementing the recommendations of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Finance, in a bid to tackle the problem of spiralling insurance costs.Since January 2011 the cost of car insurance has rocketed by 51% in some instances, with business customers needing to insure cars, vans or fleets faring even worse.Deputy Charlie McConalogue also says while the Commitee have focused thus far on motor insurance it’s time to look at problems elsewhere:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/charlie1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Previous articleFamily alerted by smoke alarm as fire damages house in BurtNext articleIrish Water to lodge planning application for upgrade work in Glenties/Ardara admin Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By admin – January 13, 2017 Report outlining ways to tackle cost of motor insurance must be implemented – McConalogue Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterestlast_img read more

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Ryanair ending Derry – Birmingham service

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Ryanair ending Derry – Birmingham service Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – October 28, 2014 Homepage BannerNews Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsAppcenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Previous articleJennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin have split upNext articleNo serious floods reported after overnight rain, but gardai warn of surface water News Highland Ryanair has announced it is scrapping its Derry – Birmingham route in four weeks time.The airport has confirmed that he route is being shelved because the airline could not secure sufficient passenger numbers to make it viable.The route was to have continued until March next year, but it’s now been confirmed the service will cease as of Thursday November 29th. Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitterlast_img read more

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COVID- Rajasthan HC, Subordinate Courts To Function Through Virtual Mode For 2 More Weeks, Interim Orders & Limitation Period Extended

first_imgNews UpdatesCOVID- Rajasthan HC, Subordinate Courts To Function Through Virtual Mode For 2 More Weeks, Interim Orders & Limitation Period Extended Sparsh Upadhyay2 May 2021 7:02 AMShare This – xIn view of the order of the Rajasthan Government restricting various activities including the closure of work places, commercial establishments and markets from May 4 to May 17, and considering the persisting extreme grave situation, the Rajasthan High Court on Sunday (May 2) notified that Rajasthan High Court at Jodhpur and Jaipur Bench would continue to function from May 4 to May 17 in virtual mode.Similarly, the Subordinate Courts/Special Courts/Tribunals in the State of Rajasthan would also continue to function from May 4 to May 17 in virtual mode.Importantly, all interim orders expiring between May 4 to May 17 shall remain extended till the next date [High Court and Subordinate Courts/Special Courts/Tribunals].Personal presence of accused persons before the High Court in Appeals/Revisions shall stand exempted till May 17.As per directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court issued vide order dated April 27 passed in In RE COGNIZANCE FOR EXTENSION OF limitation, the period of limitation for all judicial and quasi-judicial proceedings has been extended till further orders [High Court and Subordinate Courts/Special Courts/Tribunals]. Significantly, this order of the Rajasthan High Court needs to be understood in continuation of the Court’s April 19 (Monday) order.COVID19- Rajasthan High Court To Function Completely Through Virtual Mode For Urgent Matters, Extends Interim Orders, Period Of LimitationClick Here To Download May 2 OrderRead OrderTagsRajasthan HC Rajasthan High Court Interim Order Extension of Orders Extended Interim Orders COVID COVID -19 Pandemic Period Period Of Limitation virtual mode Virtual hearings Next Storylast_img read more

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Post plans Memorial Day service

first_img Published 6:16 pm Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson American Legion Post 70 in Troy will conduct a Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m. on Monday at Bicentennial Park in Troy.Post Commander Bob McLendon said Memorial Day is a special day held to remember those who died in service to their country.“Veterans Day in November honors all veterans but Memorial Day is set to remember those who have made the supreme sacrifice,” McLendon said.  “Memorial Day is a much more solemn occasion.”McLendon said the Memorial Day Service is an opportunity for communities to pause and remember those who gave their lives for the liberties and freedoms that all American enjoy today. Marine Sgt. Clint Baker will be the guest speaker for the service. Remarks will be made by Randy Ross, Pike County Veterans Affairs Officer, and Troy Mayor Jimmy Lunsford.The Rev. Danny Arnold, pastor of Park Memorial United Methodist Church, will give the invocation. Special music will be by Phil Kelly. Recognition will be give to the Gold Star Mothers.Post 70 Auxiliary will add several names to the Memorial Wall and lay the Memorial Wreath at the monument. Post plans Memorial Day service “Those who gave their lives for their country were people just like us,” McLendon said. “They were fathers, mothers, sons and daughter who put their lives on hold to serve. They had hopes and dreams that were never realized. We should all remember their sacrifices. It’s easy to go along without thinking about them and their sacrifices. But it’s up to us to keep their memories alive.”A special part of the Memorial Day Service will be the reading of the names of the men and women from Pike County who died in combat or died from combat wounds.“These men and women are the reason for Memorial Day and we want to call the name of each and every one of them to honor their service and their sacrifice,” McLendon said.The Charles Henderson High School JROTC will present the colors at the 2011 Memorial Day Service at Bicentennial Park.center_img Print Article By Jaine Treadwell Skip Sponsored Content You Might Like Trick rider will bring ‘fantastic show’ to Memorial Day Cattleman’s rodeo Each year at the Pike County Cattlemen’s Association Professional Cowboy Association Rodeo on Memorial Day weekend, the Cattlemen offer something… read more By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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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Extracellular hydrolase enzyme production by soil fungi from King George Island, Antarctica

first_imgVarious microbial groups are well known to produce a range of extracellular enzymes and other secondary metabolites. However, the occurrence and importance of investment in such activities have received relatively limited attention in studies of Antarctic soil microbiota. In order to examine extracellular enzyme production in this chronically low-temperature environment, fungi were isolated from ornithogenic, pristine and human-impacted soils collected from the Fildes Peninsula, King George Island, Antarctica during the austral summer in February 2007. Twenty-eight isolates of psychrophilic and psychrotolerant fungi were obtained and screened at a culture temperature of 4°C for activity of extracellular hydrolase enzymes (amylase, cellulase, protease), using R2A agar plates supplemented with (a) starch for amylase activity, (b) carboxymethyl cellulose and trypan blue for cellulase activity or (c) skim milk for protease activity. Sixteen isolates showed activity for amylase, 23 for cellulase and 21 for protease. One isolate showed significant activity across all three enzyme types, and a further 10 isolates showed significant activity for at least two of the enzymes. No clear associations were apparent between the fungal taxa isolated and the type of source soil, or in the balance of production of different extracellular enzymes between the different soil habitats sampled. Investment in extracellular enzyme production is clearly an important element of the survival strategy of these fungi in maritime Antarctic soils.last_img read more

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Foxtons CEO cashes in shares worth £800,000

first_imgThe CEO of Foxtons Nic Budden has cashed in shares in the company worth £800,000 despite the firm last week reporting its worst results for five years.Budden sold a million shares in Foxtons Group PLC for 80p a share, it has been revealed.The decision to liquidate some of his holdings in the company follows details of his salary and bonus in the its most recent annual results. In 2017 his remuneration package totalled £914,000 including a bonus of £218,000.Foxtons Group last week revealed that its profits before tax in 2017 had dropped by 65% year-on-year while revenues dropped by 11.4% and earnings per share by 67%. Also, its operating margin tanked from 35% in 2013 to 12.8% last year.Poor performanceIn comments published by Foxtons, Budden (pictured, right) this week blamed the company’s poor performance squarely on exterior forces.He said Foxtons had “delivered a performance in line with market expectations”.“However, sales activity in the London property market is near historic lows and this had a significant impact on our overall performance in 2017.”Budden and the rest of the senior management team at the company would appear to have dodged shareholder criticism, helped by a resilient lettings operation and an aggressive cost-cutting programme.“The London property market has attractive long-term characteristics and our brand strength, coverage and approach, position us well to manage through the current market uncertainties and take advantage of any future market recovery,” says Budden.Gender reportFoxtons has also published its Gender Pay Gap Report, revealing a 16% difference between men and women’s mean pay which the company says is down to male employees having worked at the company on average 37% longer than their female counterparts. 46% of employees at Foxtons are women, and 70% of staff work in sales or sales support roles. One out of seven Directors at Foxtons are female, the report reveals.nic Budden results Foxtons Foxtons Group April 13, 2018Nigel 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 » Foxtons CEO cashes in shares worth £800,000 previous nextAgencies & PeopleFoxtons CEO cashes in shares worth £800,000Payday for Nic Budden comes despite tanking profits at the company which he has blamed on ‘historically low’ sales transaction levels in London.Nigel Lewis13th April 201802,628 Viewslast_img read more

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Australian STS Young Endeavour Set Sail

first_img View post tag: Young Endeavour Authorities View post tag: Naval Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Australian STS Young Endeavour Set Sail View post tag: Australian View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Asia-Pacific Australian STS Young Endeavour Set Sail View post tag: sail View post tag: STS The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour set sail from Sydney today for a 12-month voyage, circumnavigating the globe.Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer was at the departure from Fleet Base East, and spoke with members of the Royal Australian Navy crew and the 24 young Australians who will sail the ship on the first leg, to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.During the 12 month circumnavigation, Young Endeavour will visit New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Malta, Greece, Turkey, France, England, Norway, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Cape Verde, the Canary Islands and South Africa.Young Endeavour will return to Fremantle, Western Australia, on 23 December 2015 and arrive in Sydney in mid-April 2016 following youth development voyages along the southern coast of Australia.The Young Endeavour program has been recognised internationally as a leading youth development program for over 25 years, developing teamwork, leadership, communication, resilience and a sense of community responsibility amongst hundreds of young Australians each year.[mappress mapid=”14794″]Press release, Image: Australian Navy View post tag: set December 22, 2014last_img read more

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