Unite: Finance jobs face axe

first_imgTuesday 14 September 2010 8:38 pm Share whatsapp KCS-content OVER 100,000 jobs have been lost in the financial services sector during the last three years with continuing fears by trade union Unite that a “significant” number of jobs are still at risk, despite reports from the UK’s major recruiters that financial services personnel are high in demand. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ “Reform of the financial services industry has been too slow, too timid, and done nothing to change the culture of those at the top of the industry,” said Rob MacGregor, Unite national officer.Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have collectively announced 38,300 job cuts since 2008, said Unite. center_img Tags: NULL Unite has warned over dangers that a “significant number” of jobs could be axed in the coming years. The union’s comments come on the third anniversary of the run on Northern Rock and the start of the banking crisis.But the UK’s largest recruiters, including Robert Walters, Michael Page and Hays, remain confident that the financial services sector is already beginning to replace lost headcount.The white-collar recruiters have linked a renewed boost in business to an increasing demand for professionals by the financial services sector.Unite argued that “little has been done” to overhaul the regulatory landscape of the financial services sector in order to prevent further crisis. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald whatsapp Unite: Finance jobs face axe last_img read more

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Economists eye end of ECB bond purchases

first_img Economists eye end of ECB bond purchases Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp ECONOMISTS have suggested that the European Central Bank has brought an end to its bond-buying programme after a statistical release yesterday revealed that it did not intervene last week.However, others say that the bank is highly likely to have waded into a sale of Portuguese debt on Friday, but that the purchases have not yet cleared and will appear in next Monday’s figures.Lisbon sold €1.64bn (£1.44bn) of one-year debt in an auction announced at the last minute on Thursday. It has plans to sell another €7bn in the next quarter to refinance €4.77bn of debt.The week before last, the ECB broke its three-week spell of non-intervention by buying €432m in a move that many suspected was designed to keep Portuguese yields down after its government fell.ING’s Peter Vanden Houte said: “This government bond buying programme is inconsistent with the ECB’s wish to embark on a tightening cycle. With rising interest rates the ECB will face increasing losses on the bonds it bought on the secondary market.” Monday 4 April 2011 7:57 pm whatsapp Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Fortune favours the brave

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter My name is Jonny and I’m the founder of a gambling startup. I’m here to shed light on the unique challenges our industry poses for start-ups, to explain why these startups are essential for innovation and to raise a call to arms to do more to help them flourish. Innovation is the lifeblood of any industry but it’s also one of the biggest challenges. This is especially true in online gambling, where the risks of deviating from the status quo in such a competitive environment are high. Old vs new These days, incumbent bookmakers find themselves in Clayton Christensen’s now famous Innovator’s Dilemma. Granted they have the luxury of a huge customer set, but they also have equally high expectations of yearly sales. Meanwhile, the large customer set is not interested in new innovation and keeps demanding more incremental innovation from the incumbent product. In contrast, startups find niches away from the incumbent customer set to build new products. They don’t require the yearly sales of the incumbent, nor do they face demands for a perfect product, and therefore have more time to focus and innovate on their smaller venture. It’s in this space that new entrants invent new products and ways of doing things. The theory goes that by the time the new product becomes interesting to the incumbent’s customers it is too late for the incumbent to react and keep up with the new entrant’s rate of improvement. It’s this opportunity that drives entrepreneurs to invent game-changing technology and ideas that ultimately invigorate and refresh industries. In this way you can think of startups as a small but essential part of the industry ecosystem.When startups flourish the ecosystem flourishes; when they’re supressed the ecosystem loses vitality. Whole different ball game So let’s take a look at what it’s like being not just a startup, but a gambling startup. First, you’ll need a bank account, if you can find a bank that will give you one. You might want to start talking to venture capital firms, but you’ll quickly discover that 95% of them won’t touch gambling. You’ll no doubt want to follow lean startup principles to go live and fail fast, fail often. Until that is you realise that gambling requires licences, safeguards and compliance and that failing fast or slow comes with serious consequences. Technology is key to every new business, but then you grasp the sheer complexity of gambling: vast data feeds, real-time odds, KYC, payment gateways, third party integrations and platform providers. How the hell does it all connect together you wonder, and when you eventually figure that out you’ll be asking if you should build it yourself or buy off the shelf. It’s okay though, you say to yourself, you have some money you can use to bootstrap it, but then you worry if you have enough money. Enough of a runway to pay for monthly feeds subscriptions, the complex integrations, service charges or even just the time to figure it all out – all while keeping food on the table. Naturally you’ll be keen to network and be part of the wider startup community, only to realise pretty soon that with gambling it’s that little bit harder to fit in. There’s always your own industry, you think, but then again it’s dominated by huge operators with little time or interest in supporting the little guy. Eventually you have an app and you’re on the home run now, only to discover that because it’s connected to gambling Apple takes three months to review it instead of the advertised three days and the Play store won’t even consider entertaining it before seeing a gambling licence.Finally, you’ll need traction, so you do what’s easily taken for granted and turn to Twitter, Facebook and Google PPC – only to be shut down for violating their inflexible gambling advertising requirements. Yet… It’s worth every minute As the saying goes, beyond the mountain are more mountains. So why do we bother? Ultimately we do it to create change where we see stagnation and unexploited opportunities. We choose gambling because sport and gaming are life and let’s face it: unlike other industries the financial pay-off could be monumental.Even if it doesn’t work out, as a failed entrepreneur you’ll be left with more invaluable business and life experience compressed into a matter of years than a decade working for the man. Off the back of this you can be guaranteed that your next venture will be twice as good and take the half the time. One thing’s for sure: it’s a tough challenge and as an industry I believe we could be doing more to help. To see ahead what others cannot see Recently I met a gambling startup at the very beginning of their journey and was able to tell them more in an hour and a half than I’d learnt in four years, the hard way. It felt good to help. In the past I might have viewed them as a competitor, but having been through the mill, I could only sincerely wish them the very best of luck.It was this experience that opened my eyes to the need for, and benefit of, mentoring. It made me realise how much mentoring could have benefitted me – and how much startups in general could still be helped. If you’re reading this and thinking you’ve been through your own kind of mill, be that corporate or entrepreneurial, an hour of your time could make a huge difference to a startup. One of the greatest assets mentors have is their ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to navigate a course to their destination. Aside from the obvious good karma that comes from helping, we’re starting to realise that mentoring is both what we need and what we can offer, that it puts us in the mix with good ideas and good people, and offers us potential investment and collaboration opportunities. Join us and make a difference If finding out more about gambling startups sounds interesting, join our mailing list at gamblingstartup.ventures. Here we hope to start informally connecting like-minded people to do exciting things.Jonny Robb is the founder of tech innovation studio Bettor Faster, creators of Bet Blocks Messenger app. Being a user experience architect and former developer his passion lies in the creation of disruptive technologies. Casino & games Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Payments Video Gaming Topics: Casino & games People Sports betting Strategy Tech & innovation Video gamingcenter_img 11th February 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Fortune favours the brave If founding a startup is fraught with risk, how much higher are the stakes for one trying to make it in the gaming industry? The brains behind an innovative new betting app gives iGamingBusiness.com his inside viewlast_img read more

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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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