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American inflation slumps to its weakest rate for 53 years

first_imgWednesday 17 November 2010 8:11 pm KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ American inflation slumps to its weakest rate for 53 years whatsapp CORE US inflation fell to an annual rate of just 0.6 per cent in October, according to data released yesterday by the Labor Department.This is the lowest 12 month increase in the 53 year history of the index.The Consumer Price Index (CPI) “less food and energy” recorded no increases at all for the third month in a row.Energy prices, however, continued to soar, increasing by an average of 2.6 per cent, while energy commodities (such as gasoline and fuel oil) increased by 4.4 per cent.The CPI has now shown energy prices increasing for four successive months, since July.However, prices on these items remain volatile. On average energy items only increased by 0.7 per cent in September, yet this rate shot back up to 2.6 per cent last month.The CPI charts price changes of goods and services purchased by US households, surveying 4,000 housing units and approximately 25,000 retail establishments.The news came as the US Commerce Department announced a 11.7 per cent fall in housing construction, the lowest the figures have been for 18 months and below predictions. The fall leaves the annual housing construction rate at 519,000 units.And on Tuesday core US producer prices recorded their biggest fall in over four years, after large declines in vehicle prices. center_img Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure SolutionUndoWolf & ShepherdNFL Star Rob Gronkowski’s Favorite ShoesWolf & ShepherdUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeUndoOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutAdvertisement 7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndo More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.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.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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1 tech stock I’d buy for explosive returns in the next 5 years

first_imgOperating Profit Margin (%)12.31.41.9-0.9620 In the disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, reliance on innovative technologies from tech stocks has skyrocketed. This digital transition is fundamentally changing the way businesses, schools, and even governments are operating, with all three types of organisations seeking digital talent management solutions.The opportunityLearning Technologies Group (LSE:LTG) provides a variety of digital learning services and software for such organisations. The tech stock has a vast array of learning platforms and services within its portfolio. Each can be configured to other systems for seamless integration with existing client processes.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential… Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Revenue1309451282060 Image Source: Learning Technology Group 2019 Annual ReportLTG can quickly adapt to a client’s needs, giving it a serious competitive advantage in a market that is projected to be worth £325bn by 2025!The industry space is highly fragmented. Many smaller players exist, and some companies rely on in-house technology to train their staff. As a result, there is a lack of standardisation, which can make the experience very clunky as well as reduce the cost-effectiveness of these learning programmes.LTG’s growth strategy is one of consolidation. The management team seek out smaller companies whose technology or services compliments their existing portfolio. The team also targets sectors that suffer enormous consequences from an untalented workforce – such as aerospace, finance, and pharmaceutical industries.The most recent acquisitions are Open LMS, a Moodle-based platform, from Blackboard Inc in March 2020, and eCreators, Australia’s largest Moodle provider, in October 2020.Combined, these two acquisitions make the tech stock the world’s largest providers of Moodle-based e-learning solutions. Put simply, companies can use the platform to create, personalise, and track learning & examination programmes for employees and students alike.The financialsThe acquisitive nature of the business makes it relatively capital intensive as it bolsters its portfolio. So far, however, these acquisitions appear to be complimenting operations with revenue, profits, and margins all growing at double-digit rates. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Zaven Boyrazian | Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 | More on: LTG £m20192018201720162015Avg. Year-on-Year Growth (%) 1 tech stock I’d buy for explosive returns in the next 5 years Goodwill Proportion (%)42423845363 Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Operating Profit161.31-0.21.292 Zaven Boyrazian owns shares in Learning Technologies Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Learning Technologies Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The risk factorHowever, there is a caveat to this approach to growth. As I have previously written, there are many ways in which acquisitions can destroy value rather than create it.So far, this does not appear to be the case with Learning Technologies Group. However, it is worth being aware of the proportion of goodwill to total assets. As a reminder, goodwill represents the premium paid when acquiring another business. In my view, it doesn’t serve as a useful asset regarding the direct creation of value for shareholders. Seeing a large portion of goodwill is a concern.If this proportion continues to increase beyond 60%, then it suggests one of two things. Either the firm is paying too much, or acquisitions are occurring too frequently, preventing the creation of firm value.The Covid-19-accelerated global shift to digital learning platforms has expanded the opportunities for companies like Learning Technologies Group. Given its established reputation and diverse portfolio of offerings, I think this tech stock is on course for some explosive returns over the next decade. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Warren Gatland names his Lions 23 to face the All Blacks in the First Test

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Warren Gatland has always been his own man, unafraid to make the big selection calls, and again, he has surprised many with his picks for the First Test against the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday night.Arguably, the biggest call comes at full-back, where Gatland has plumped for Liam Williams over the more defensively minded Leigh Halfpenny. It was only months ago when Gatland’s assistant coach, Rob Howley said Williams was a better left-wing –  but his cutting edge against the Chiefs, where he set up Jared Payne to cross the whitewash, and a very strong Series against the All Blacks 12 months ago, appear to have earned him the nod.X-Factor: Liam Williams provide excitement running from deepThat’s not the only bold call. Star of 2013, George North has been left out of the 23 altogether, after showing little appetite for the ball on this tour and in his place comes Elliot Daly, who offers a howitzer of left-boot from over 50 metres, rapier pace and a sharp footballing brain. The back-three is completed by Anthony Watson, probably the only man who could match All Black flyer Reiko Ioane in a footrace.In midfield, the form centres, Jonathan Davies and Ben Te’o are selected to add bulk, defensive organisation and the ability to punch holes, with Te’o in particular, expected to test out Beauden Barrett‘s appetite for defending the 10-12 channel, while Davies will look to nullify Sonny Bill’s offloading game.At half-back, as expected Owen Farrell has recovered from a quad strain, where he will be expected to dictate play alongside Conor Murray, with their tactical kicking, looking to test the All Blacks in the wide channels.Dynamism: Maro Itoje and Kyle Sinckler will provide plenty of power from the benchIn the backrow, Peter O’Mahony, who was struggling for a place in the Ireland set-up only in March, captains the side, with his work at the back of the lineout and unseen graft around the breakdown fundamental to the Lions’ equilibrium at the base of the scrum. Sean O’Brien‘s power and dynamism as a ball-carrier has been preferred to tour captain Sam Warburton, who is short of minutes, and there is no surprise that Taulupe Faletau completes the triumvirate.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREIn the engine room, Gatland has stuck with the experience of Alun Wyn Jones, leaving Maro Itoje on the bench, but fully expecting him to bring his own brand of chaos from the bench at some point in the second-half. George Kruis partners Jones. TAGS: Highlight Leader of men: Peter O’Mahony will lead the Lions out against the All Blacks Power packed: The Lions tight five has performed admirably so farUp front the tireless Mako Vunipola and Jamie George make it three Saracens in the tight-five, with George yet to start a test for England. Anchoring the scrum will be Ireland’s tighthead Tadhg Furlong.The bench is full of class and potency, with Kyle Sinckler expected ask questions of the All Blacks alongside Itoje, whle Rhys Webb and Sexton, offer a creative outlet should the Lions wish to mix things up. Leigh Halfpenny offers back three support and the insurance policy of being the world’s best kicker to bring off the bench. Someone you would trust if he had to clinch a game in the dying minutes.All Blacks v British & Irish Lions, Tuesday 20 June, 7.35pm (8.35am UK & Ireland), FMG Stadium Waikato, live on Sky Sports and TalkSportNew Zealand: Ben Smith, Israel Dagg, Ryan Crotty, Sonny Bill Williams, Reiko Ioane, Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith; Joe Moody, Codie Taylor, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Sam Cane, Kieran Read (capt)Flying-machine: Reiko Ioane has been preferred to Julian SaveaReplacements: Nathan Harris, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Scott Barrett, Ardie Savea, TJ Perenara, Aaron Cruden/Lima Sopoaga, Anton Lienert-Brown Warren Gatland springs a few major surprises as he names the Lions squad to face the All Blacks with some attacking selections Lions: Liam Williams (Wales); Anthony Watson (England), Jonathan Davies (Wales), Ben Te’o (England), Elliot Daly (England); Owen Farrell (England), Conor Murray (Ireland), Mako Vunipola (England), Jamie George (England), Tadhg Furlong (Ireland); Alun Wyn Jones (Wales), George Kruis (England); Peter O’Mahony (capt, Ireland), Sean O’Brien (Ireland), Taulupe Faletau (Wales)Replacements: Ken Owens (Wales), Jack McGrath (Ireland), Kyle Sinckler (England), Maro Itoje (England), Sam Warburton (Wales), Rhys Webb (Wales), Jonathan Sexton (Ireland), Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)last_img read more

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What Is The Haka?

first_img Winners of the past two World Cups, the… A significant performance before every time the All Blacks play, we explain what the haka actually is in this piece. Held in Japan for the first time, make… Pure Entertainment: New Zealand do their haka before a match (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Collapse Rugby World Cup Fixtures The 2023 Rugby World… 2019 Rugby World Cup TV Coverage New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide 2019 Rugby World Cup TV Coverage New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 What Is The Haka?New Zealand are undoubtedly the favourites to secure glory at the 2019 Rugby World Cup because they have the talent, the know-how, the experience and what also gets overlooked; the haka. It is a word we all know and recognise but not many actually know the history of the dance. So let’s take a look.In 2019, the rhetoric is that the haka and the All Blacks are inseparably intertwined.Indeed, there are those of us who are only old enough to know the haka as it is today – all advancing Frenchmen, Piri’s bulging eyes and jumping Jonah.Dig a little deeper (the right YouTube search’ll do) and it’s clear it wasn’t always like this; a 1973 rendition in Cardiff is no more than a jig and a jump, to the point that there’s a spoof version with said footage accompanied by Mud’s jaunty number “Tiger Feet”. So to the next video and, just as rugby and the haka readied the divorce papers in the 80s, a new lease of life arrives with a nose to nose confrontation. The rest is history – first as it’s used home and away, then through the 1995 World Cup and the advent of professionalism, we arrive at today’s version which, to emphasise its standing and to illustrate its transformation, has seen the specially composed and altogether more provocative Kapa O Pango supplement the classic All Black haka, Ka Mate.Kapa O Pango: The intimidating throat-slitting action at the end of the dance (Getty Images)So, what’s the story behind this transformation?While it wasn’t used at home until 1987, the haka has been performed abroad by the All Blacks since the “New Zealand Natives” – all but four were Maori – toured Britain in 1888 and performed “Ake Ake Kia Kaha” (“forever forever stay strong”). Ka Mate was first used in 1905 and various others have appeared over the years, among them “Tena koe, Kangaroo” (wait for it – “How are you, Kangaroo?”) at New Zealand’s first official international in Sydney in 1903 and “Ko Niu Tireni”(“The New Zealand Storm”) which was led by Maori tyro George Nepia of the “Invincibles” of 1924/25.So the haka tottered along for more than half a century, quaint and quirky; novelty, perhaps a little naff; more circus act than war dance, always more playground than battleground. The players – and, more importantly, the punters – happy enough with a stamp here and a shriek there. Perhaps, though, there’s a reason why it looked so different: the players had no attachment to the dance. That the 1905 lot who first Ka Mate’d to a chorus of “Land of My Fathers” in Cardiff were all white is one thing, but later, native-less tours of South Africa another entirely, as the NZRU left Maoris behind in order to please the Apartheid regime. The tradition continued but those who spawned it were absent. Evidently, New Zealand rugby hasn’t always been so attached to its Maori culture. Dollar ruling decency, it seems.“When I first came into the side in the mid-80s,” Wayne “Buck” Shelford, the man many credit as revivalist-in-chief, tells me, “the haka basically didn’t happen. It was a tame jig at best. Many players didn’t enjoy it – they were either embarrassed or didn’t feel any connection to it. There was plenty of discussion about whether we should bother at all.Revivalist: Shelford was huge in rejuvenating the tradition (Getty Images)“A few of the guys asked me and Hika Reid (also a Maori) what we thought. Our response was that the haka should only be done if everyone would do it without inhibition and with understanding of the culture and history behind it. We’d need to practice and to work hard so that we could be proud of it.”So that’s exactly what they did. Shelford and Reid led “training sessions” – not just in the history, moves and mana (pronunciation) of the dance itself but about wider Maoridom – the Marae (meeting house), and its laws and customs. Shelford and Reid had their fun, but sure enough the penny dropped and, as the Pakeha (non-Maori) members of the squad bought in, the ritual became routine, both home and away:“Those sessions were bloody hilarious. Big, proud, butch men being asked to shed their inhibition and do a dance – some of them just had no rhythm whatsoever and had to learn how to just hang loose. By the ’87 World Cup it was a different prospect altogether.”Now, after decades in the doldrums, a carefully-constructed revival and with history less auspicious than most Kiwis would let slip, the haka is ubiquitous. It’s undeniably the most recognisable symbol of Maoridom and arguably – even more than the team that made it famous – the most recognisable symbol of New Zealand.“I’m proud,” says Shelford, “of the way it’s grown and my role in that. It shows off Maori culture. Maoridom has filtered more prominently into other aspects of Kiwi life since the haka’s revival – every school has one, there are tourist attractions, Maori art is more popular and companies’ logos are embossed with Maori designs in a way that they weren’t years ago. “But it’s not just about Maoris anymore. I take pride in the way that Pakeha players embrace it these days. They’re just as passionate.”One of the most recognisable haka-ers in modern times is Piri Weepu and thus his views on it serve as a fine barometer of the hakas current role. He tells me: “My favourite thing about the haka is going a bit wild, trying to look scary and to really lay down that challenge before kick-off. It’s a message. It’s saying to those guys opposite, ‘I’m coming for you out there.’”This is no longer a laughing matter. The ailing animal has been regenerated, a custom secured, and unlike its rugby stars of yore, the haka – and all the perks that come with it – is a tradition all of New Zealand seems to enjoy. Expand Expand The rest of the world remains unsure, though. You know the stories: Shelford and Anderson. Campese. Cockerill and Hewitt. O’Driscoll. Wales stand their ground. France march slowly.And the questions those challengers ask: why is one team allowed an extra round of pre-match thunder? How can a new, specially composed haka be a tradition? The history is patchy, so is all this a construct? And, thus, is cultural pride and“tradition” masking a lust for psychological advantage and boorish, intimidatory aggression? Is there any psychological advantage anyway? Does the IRB have the right to regulate how opponents respond? Does any of this really matter?Weepu’s words confirm two things. Firstly, the haka remains entertainment. For the most part, he whoops, giggles and smiles when recalling “such a great honour.” Yet, without question, the aggressive streak and attempts at intimidation – so oft denied by the likes of Justin Marshall (“the haka is all about us, not them”) – are there. The faces of Ali Williams or Ma’a Nonu as they perform the haka or Tana Umaga and Keven Mealamu’s response to O’Driscoll’s misguided grass-toss support Weepu’s comments and betray the aggression that Marshall seeks to hide.The throat-slit, like that grass toss (O’Driscoll was, of course, operating under guidance from Maori elders), and much other discussion of the haka, is open to cultural interpretation. In European culture, there’s little question as to what the slitting of the throat suggests. The All Blacks insist that for Maoris, the gesture represents the drawing of “hauora” – the breath of life into the heart and lungs.In The Sheds: Doing the haka in the dressing room (Getty Images)This example perfectly illustrates the differences in culture that make the haka’s modern form so divisive. Why must opponents don poker faces from afar as they face something that is patently aggressive, insulting and unpleasant in their culture? Why shouldn’t they stride forward and meet the challenge with a response without the fear of a fine such as the one the French received after losing the 2011 World Cup final? Why must they allow the All Blacks the final chance to gee up their home crowd, as the Welsh so reasonably objected to in 2006? Their refusal to leave the changing room at the Millennium Stadium in 2006 was not the only time the All Blacks have been precious and pretentious when the haka has come into question, but both Weepu and Shelford are measured and reasonable on the subject of responses, and indeed invite reaction. These days, of course, the greatest enemy of the haka answerer is the IRB and that unpublished code of conduct that stung France. The regulations leave the All Blacks’ opponents in a position tantamount to 90 seconds of torture by taunting.Weepu admits that he was “an inch from stepping over the line and getting up real close and personal that day” (and thus copping a fine of his own), but accepts that “they’re not laying the challenge down like we are in terms of actions, words and dancing. What they’ve got to do is stand there and turn the tables on us. We’re challenging them so they should have a right to try to counter it.”Meanwhile, Shelford views that encounter with Willie Anderson – an incident that many believe launched the arms race of haka aggression that we’ve seen in the 25 years since – as “a real highlight. We spoke about it afterwards and had both enjoyed it, the fronting up and the head on challenge. Willie’s response was the way to do it. After all, New Zealand has never won a game because of the haka. We’ve won because we’ve played better rugby across 80 minutes.”The haka has history and is a tradition, yes. But in 30 years, the haka has been built carefully from a hack-Gangnam bop so slow and so unfashionable that it lay within an inch of its life to an undeniably intimidatory act of ceremony so entwined with New Zealand rugby that it’s hard to imagine one without the other and so visually spectacular that broadcasters covet it and the IRB works to protect its sanctity. A look at message-boards, lounge-rooms and stadia the world over confirms that the haka remains a drawcard. No one wants to lose the haka. It’s sport’s greatest off-field theatre. But importantly we must remember that whilst this tradition is a treasure, it is also a challenge, too. Challenges await response. Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023last_img read more

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Jack Goodhue’s sneaky intercept sets up incredible Northland try

first_imgFriday Sep 29, 2017 Jack Goodhue’s sneaky intercept sets up incredible Northland try Northland beat Otago 32-20 in an entertaining Mitre 10 Cup match on Wednesday, with this try standing out as the most amusing we’ve seen for a while. It featured the ever impressive Jack Goodhue with a neat bit of play that is sure to bring a smile to your face.Following a Peter Breen penalty, one of his six that contributed to his tally of 22 points on the night, Otago had a good chance to attack through dynamic left winger Jona Nareki.The attack broke down as quickly as it started though, after Goodhue scampered back to make a sneaky intercept (possibly calling for the ball!) then turned around and streaked down field to set up an unlikely counter-attack.As good as the acceleration and vision was, his one handed offload was equally impressive. Breen then fed fullback Solomona Alaimalo, who finished excellently for one of his two tries on the night.Breen converted to complete a thrilling passage of play, and help towards the victory.Otago left winger Nareki, who made that break, got his try after all, as he scored a consolation effort on full time to give the visitors a losing bonus point.The win for Northland lifted them to equal second place on the Mitre 10 Cup Championship table. They are tied with Otago on 20 points, while Wellington sit pretty at the top of the table on 32.With a short turnaround, Otago will have to face Wellington on Sunday afternoon.View the try here and then just below that, highlights of some of the other great tries scoredMatch Highlights:credit: allblacks/rugbypassADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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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DEC launches East Africa Crisis Appeal

first_imgDEC launches East Africa Crisis Appeal Tagged with: DEC Giving/Philanthropy  34 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 July 2011 | News The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is launching an appeal on behalf of its 14 humanitarian aid agency members to help more than 10 million people in East Africa, parts of which are suffering their worst drought in over half a century. Large areas of Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia are affected by a severe drought, and the DEC appeal will also include South Sudan, which today becomes the world’s newest country.The DEC that appeals will be broadcast on Friday by ITV/ITN, BBC, Sky, Channel 4 and Channel Five.DEC Chief Executive Brendan Gormley said: “Slowly but surely, these people have seen their lives fall apart – crops, livestock and now their homes have been taken by the drought. They’ve been left with no alternative but to seek shelter and life-saving help elsewhere. We have a duty to help quickly before the situation spirals out of control.”He added: “Many of these are a forgotten people, caught in the midst of conflict in Somalia and an ever-worsening environmental crisis.”DEC agencies and their partners are already helping hundreds of thousands of people, but their work is being severely hampered by a lack of funding.The UK has pledged £38 million to the World Food Programme of the UN, which will provide the food aid that many of the DEC’s members will be distributing. However, the UN’s own appeal is only 40% funded.The DEC does not set fundraising targets for its appeals. Its member agencies are continuing to pursue funding from a range of potential sources to bridge the shortfall in East Africa.The appeal was launched just a week after Plan UK joined the consortium as its fourteenth member.Donations can be made online, by phone 0370 60 60 900, by texting ‘CRISIS’ to 70000 to donate £5, or by post at PO Box 999 London EC3A 3AA.www.dec.org.uk 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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Oxford University to host Institute of Charity

first_imgNew CollegeFounded in 1379 by William of Wykeham, New College is one of the oldest of the Oxford colleges. Wykeham was Bishop of Winchester and High Chancellor of England, and the college was established for the education of priests.Miles Young, Warden of New College said of the founding of the Institute: “We are very pleased to be hosting the Oxford Institute of Charity in the College, as the third and newest of our Research Centres.“Charity’s important role in our society is often undervalued, and I believe that one cause of that is that it is surprisingly little studied in Universities. What particularly attracts us is the opportunity to apply interdisciplinary scholarship to the subject, and in a way which reinforces our own – and Oxford’s expertise – in subjects as diverse as history and philosophy, politics and economics, law and government.  New College was founded as a charitable enterprise by William of Wykeham as far back as 1379, so this does seem an appropriate place to help remedy the academic neglect of the subject.”Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, welcomed the Institute too, saying: “As the size and influence of the charity sector has grown considerably, it’s right that the attention we give to understanding it also grows. We already have a range of outstanding academic centres dedicated to studying many aspects of charity, and I know all those behind the Institute passionately believe that its greatest impact will be delivered through collaborating with other researchers across the UK and beyond.”Oxford University is itself a leading fundraising organisation, having raised £1.25 billion in four years with its Oxford Thinking campaign. Institute of Charity’s objectivesThe Institute has been established to: Advertisement A new Institute of Charity has been created at New College, Oxford University. It has been developed over the past three years by the college and Charity Futures, the charity sector think tank.Expected to open in the summer of 2022, it will be situated in a purpose-built home on a newly developed part of the college site in central Oxford.Before that, and starting next month, work will begin on the development of a strategic fundraising plan. The Institute aims to secure a single £30 million endowment that will deliver a sustainable annual income.Blackwell gives £5 million to Oxford’s Bodleian Library (12 March 2008)  394 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis30 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 MoreAddThis30 Tagged with: higher education Oxford University philanthropy Research / statistics “The research and study of charity will be of the highest intellectual order but aims to promote better, more sustainable, and effective performance of charity in the world. OIC will also serve as an authoritative source for views on the sector with government and the media, and in the development of policy generally.“My role is to give the Institute a solid foundation from which it can thrive and prosper long into the future. In practical terms this means establishing a firm financial base and securing an inspirational academic leader. The Institute will make a major contribution to the sector I love and have worked in for some three decades.”center_img  393 total views,  3 views today Brasenose College, Oxford for sale in eBay student prank (1 March 2005)‘Chugger’ included in Oxford English Dictionary (9 March 2005)Oxford University’s new fundraising goal is £3 billion (8 October 2012) Main photo: New College, Oxford – by Andres Alvarado on Flickr.com Howard Lake | 15 May 2019 | News deliver high calibre academic research to be used by the global charity communitypromote the importance of research and study of charity, both at post-graduate and undergraduate level, in universities more generallydevelop networks and foster links internationallydigitise charity records to assist with wider research and studyorganise conferences and summer schools for UK and global academics, philanthropists, corporate donors and leaders of civil societySir Stephen BubbSir Stephen Bubb will assume an interim role as Acting Director of the Institute, while retaining his role as Director of Charity Futures. He will commission the fundraising strategy, raise awareness of OIC in academic circles and in charities, and work with the college to identify and appoint the first Academic Director.He first announced plans to set up an institute for philanthropy at Oxford University in 2017. Originally this was to be in partnership with the Oxford Centre for the Study of Philanthropy but those plans were withdrawn in 2018.Sir Stephen said: “The participation of New College in this collaboration is very significant for us. Charity Futures was established to look at the long-term future health of the charitable sector in the UK.  We were clear from the start that finding a home at a truly excellent academic institution was essential if the mission of providing original and rigorous research was to be met. Oxford University to host Institute of Charitylast_img read more

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USDA Extends Application Deadline for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program

first_img Facebook Twitter By USDA Communications – Mar 5, 2021 SHARE SHARE USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. Facebook Twittercenter_img The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline from March 5 to April 9 for agricultural producers to apply for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program because of recent winter storms and some clarifications to program rules. This program assists producers who suffered crop quality losses due to qualifying 2018 and 2019 natural disasters.“Because of recent winter storms and some program updates, we want to provide five additional weeks for producers to apply for the program,” said Zach Ducheneaux, Administrator of the Farm Service Agency (FSA). “I want to make sure eligible producers have the opportunity to apply and to work with our team members to help with any questions. We recently clarified policy to ensure producers who sold grain to the feed market due to quality issues are adequately compensated.”About the ProgramThe QLA program assists producers whose eligible crops suffered quality losses due to qualifying drought, excessive moisture, flooding, hurricanes, snowstorms, tornadoes, typhoons, volcanic activity, or wildfires.Eligible crops include those for which federal crop insurance or Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage is available, except for grazed crops and value loss crops, such as honey, maple sap, aquaculture, floriculture, mushrooms, ginseng root, ornamental nursery, Christmas trees, and turfgrass sod. Additionally, crops that were sold or fed to livestock or that are in storage may be eligible.Assistance is available in counties that received a Presidential Emergency Disaster Declaration or Secretarial Disaster Designation, or for drought, a county rated by the U.S. Drought monitor as having a D3 (extreme drought) or higher. Producers in counties that did not receive a qualifying declaration or designation may still apply but must also provide supporting documentation.FSA will issue payments once the application period ends. If the total amount of calculated QLA payments exceeds available program funding, payments will be prorated.More InformationFSA began accepting applications on January 6 and has received more than 8,100 applications so far.To apply, contact your local USDA Service Center. Additional information is also available at farmers.gov/quality-loss. Producers can also obtain one-on-one support with applications by calling 877-508-8364.While USDA offices are currently closed to visitors because of the pandemic, Service Center staff continue to work with agricultural producers via phone, email, and other digital tools. To conduct business, please contact your local USDA Service Center. Additionally, more information related to USDA’s response and relief for producers can be found at farmers.gov/coronavirus. Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Extends Application Deadline for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program USDA Extends Application Deadline for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program Previous articleThe Hoosier Ag Today Podcast for March 5th, 2021Next articleHAT Market Analysis for 3/5/21 with Bob Utterback, Utterback Marketing USDA Communicationslast_img read more

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30% increase in whitefish quotas for North West

first_img Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – December 19, 2018 Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Following long negotiations which ended in the early hours of this morning an increase in quotas has been secured for operators in Donegal.There will be an overall increase of 30% in whitefish quota for the North West, including a near doubling of the quota for offshore haddock.However, negotiations have resulted in a reduction in haddock in part of the fishery off the north coast.Donegal Minister Joe McHugh says the deal delivers on sustainability and described it as a strong result for fishermen:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/joewhitefish.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, KFO CEO Seán O’Donoghue says while the quotas have been secured for post-Brexit, access still remains an issue in the event of a hard Brexit:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/kfo5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleDoherty labels Taoiseach’s comments as ‘cheap shots’Next articleDonegal man reacts to new position as INTO General Secretary News Highland Facebook 30% increase in whitefish quotas for North West DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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Calls for coordinated financial package to secure future of CODA

first_img Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Google+ Twitter Previous articlePeople in Donegal need to abide by Covid-19 rules – Cllr ConaghanNext articleDonegal hotel apologises over €2 room promotion News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp A Foyle MLA says a coordinated financial package should be put in place to secure the future of City of Derry Airport.Martina Anderson, Sinn Fein’s Spokesperson on Tackling Regional Inequalities says such an initiative must have input from the Irish Government and Donegal County Council, to reflect the cross border nature of the airport’s operations.Foyle MLA Martina Anderson says City of Derry Airport continues to provide vital connectivity for the whole North West, particularly while the region awaits the completion of the A6 and A5 road projects.She added the airport is in a unique position on the island of Ireland as it services passengers from North and South. A Sinn Fein delegation met online with airport representatives yesterday, with Donegal TD Padraig MacLochlainn one of those taking part.Martina Anderson says while Derry City and Strabane District Council provides an annual subvention to the airport, more government support is required.She’s also calling on the Irish government to follow through on its commitment to fund an air route between Derry and Dublin.She added given the crucial role played by the airport, a coordinated financial commitment to support it should be put in place by the British and Irish Governments, the Stormont Executive and the Councils in Derry/Strabane and Donegal. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook By News Highland – September 27, 2020 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Calls for coordinated financial package to secure future of CODA Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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