Health, schools and security keep UK down

first_img Share Health, schools and security keep UK down More From Our Partners Matt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCutethedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterMartha Stewart CBDShop Martha Stewart’s CBD Products NowMartha Stewart CBD Tuesday 26 October 2010 8:10 pm Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp THERE is a simple reason why the UK has not performed better in the 2010 Legatum Prosperity Index published yesterday, failing to break into the top ten countries. To do better, the UK must continue to improve not just its economy, but also its performance on health, education and security.The Legatum index is unique, because it provides the only global assessment of national prosperity based on both wealth and wellbeing. It examines over 90 per cent of the world’s population and gives each country an overall prosperity ranking. This ranking is calculated from the average of that country’s scores across eight different sub-indexes – each of which represents a fundamental pillar of prosperity: the economy, entrepreneurship and opportunity, education, governance, health, safety and security, personal freedom, and social capital.The UK’s position was static this year: in 13th place it remains just out of reach of a top ten position. The good news is that the UK does very well on entrepreneurship and opportunity, where it ranks fifth globally, as well as in the areas of governance and social capital where it ranks ninth on both. This is crucial because the data from the index shows that overall prosperity is more closely correlated to entrepreneurship and opportunity than to any other pillar.The UK has a strong infrastructure for entrepreneurship. However, the government will need to work hard to improve confidence: in 2009 only 67 per cent of Britons said they believe the entrepreneurial environment is strong, and just 78 per cent believed that hard work will get them ahead in life, below the global average. The sobering news is that if the UK wishes to better its ranking, and keep pace with its European peers, it will need to improve heavily in areas including the economy, where it ranks 18th, health (20th), education (22nd), and safety and security (23rd). For the economy, confidence is again key. Despite relatively strong objective economic fundamentals such as low inflation rates, only 36.6 per cent of British citizens in 2009 had confidence in financial institutions – the ninth lowest rate in the index. If trends indicated by Tuesday’s GDP data are any indication, confidence in the UK financial sector should improve over the next year. In the areas of health and education, however, decent levels of citizen satisfaction belie relatively low enrolment and immunisation rates. If the UK is to surpass its peers, it will need to solve these underappreciated problems.Ashley Lenihan is senior fellow of the Legatum Institute whatsapp KCS-content last_img read more

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The Gambling Review Podcast: Episode 2

first_img3rd November 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Gambling Review Podcast: Episode 2 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance Listen online here! Regions: UK & Ireland Podcast: Play in new window | Download Daniel catches up with Deputy Leader of Welsh Labour Parlimentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition and Chair of the Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group, Carolyn Harris. Legal & compliance Email Addresslast_img

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Dawn Properties Limited 2012 Abridged Report

first_imgDawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2012 abridged results.For more information about Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw)  2012 abridged results.Company ProfileDawn Properties Limited offers professional real estate services to government, parastatals, corporates, institutional bodies, the financial services and private sector; including property sales and leasing, property management, real estate valuation and advisory services, and project and development management. Dawn Properties has three real estate businesses in Zimbabwe; property holding, property development and property consulting. It owns approximately 540 hectares of land in residential and commercial markets and manages over 340 000 square metres of lettable space across over 120 sites in Zimbabwe. The valuation division covers property, plant and machinery, and furniture and fittings valuations. Its property and timeshare portfolio include Caribbea Bay Sun Hotel, Monomotapa Hotel, Elephant Hills Resort and Conference Centre, Great Zimbabwe Hotel, Holiday Inn Mutare Hotel and Hwange Safari Lodge. Dawn Properties Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited (DFCU.ug)  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDevelopment Finance Company of Uganda is a commercial bank offering products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors in Uganda through its subsidiary, DFCU Bank Ltd. Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts to investment, fixed and demand deposits and personal and corporate credit. The bank provides medium and long-term finance to the private sector; with a focus on the agricultural, construction, tourism and hospitality, education, manufacturing and transport sectors. In addition to standard commercial banking products and services, DFCU Bank offers lease and mortgage finance, foreign exchange trading and money market transfer services. The company has an extensive network of branches and ATMS located in the major towns and cities of Uganda. Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited was founded in 1964; it became a commercial bank in 2000 after taking over and renaming Gold Trust Bank. Development Finance Company of Uganda is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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The “whole truth” will be told about the 2004 disappearance of journalist Guy-André Kieffer, says Ivorian ambassador

first_img News Organisation Reports Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire RSF_en Help by sharing this information Côte d’IvoireAfrica Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Côte d’IvoireAfrica October 29, 2020 Find out more October 16, 2020 Find out morecenter_img News RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections to go further Côte d’Ivoire’s ambassador in Paris, Ally Coulibaly, has promised the family of vanished French-Canadian journalist Guy-André Kieffer that “the whole truth” will be told about his disappearance in Abidjan seven years ago.The diplomat received Kieffer’s wife Osange Silou-Kieffer and daughter Canelle, in Paris yesterday — along with Aline Richard, president of the Association Vérité pour Guy-André Kieffer, and two representatives of Reporters Without Borders – who wanted to know what chance there was of further investigation of the case with the departure of President Laurent Gbagbo. “I can only give you assurances,” Coulibaly replied. “Everything will be done to support your position. The truth has been obscured for a long time and those who kidnapped him were protected by the government. This situation has now ended and justice will be done,” he said.”I will speak to the minister of justice tonight about the matter. President Ouattara wants to put an end to impunity and establish the rule of law in Côte d’Ivoire.”Mrs Kieffer told the ambassador she hoped all those mentioned in the case-file – Kadet Bertin, Patrice Baï, Michel Legré and many others – would be questioned “very soon,” noting that new President Alassane Ouattara had backed the family from the time the journalist vanished.Kieffer was kidnapped on 16 April 2004 by a group of men in a supermarket car-park in Abidjan after being lured there by Michel Legré, the brother-in-law of the then-president’s wife, Simone Gbagbo. The case has long suffered from the difficult relations between France and Côte d’Ivoire, problems of investigating on the spot and the secrecy surrounding the main figures in the case, who were all associates of the Gbagbos.A silent march to remember Kieffer will be held in Paris on 16 April (Place de la Bourse at 14:30), the seventh anniversary of his disappearance. The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa November 27, 2020 Find out more News April 14, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The “whole truth” will be told about the 2004 disappearance of journalist Guy-André Kieffer, says Ivorian ambassador Receive email alertslast_img read more

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The No. 1 Way to Win a Bidding War

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago March 22, 2021 1,048 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily 2021-03-22 Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The No. 1 Way to Win a Bidding War About Author: Christina Hughes Babb  Print This Post As recent data points to an increasing gap between inventory and demand for homes, competition has become intense. Some researchers are looking at strategies homebuying hopefuls and their agents can embrace to better their chances of winning when a bidding war breaks out.One of the best ways to come out on top, found a Redfin study, is to make an all-cash offer, which, researchers say, almost quadruples a prospective buyer’s chances, raising the odds by 290%. Waiving the financing contingency also is an effective strategy,  improving homebuyers’ odds of winning by 66%, according to an analysis of data on thousands of offers written by Redfin agents on behalf of their homebuying clients from July 2020 to February 2021.The study also examined the potential effect of waiving the inspection contingency and including an escalation clause. Although these moves don’t up buyers’ chances of winning a bidding war, that’s likely only because those strategies are so common in a competitive market, Redfin reports.”Many buyers waive the inspection contingency and include an escalation clause when they know a home will receive multiple offers, so neither strategy ups one buyer’s chances over that of a competitor,” noted Redfin data journalist Dana Anderson.Agents for Redfin report that well-priced single-family homes are receiving dozens of offers, and in some areas desirable homes are so competitive that they’re selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars over asking price.“All-cash offers are usually an effective bidding-war strategy, but the market is so hot that even the number-one strategy has evolved this year,” said Orlando Redfin agent Nicole Dege. “All-cash buyers used to be able to go in a little below list price, but now I’m seeing a lot of cash offers that are at list price or higher. Anything below list price, regardless of the terms, just can’t compete.”Rachel Wilson, a Redfin agent in Spokane, WA says it’s important for buyers to sweeten their offer in any way they realistically can.”Sometimes that’s more cash, sometimes it’s waiving contingencies, but other times it’s a matter of figuring out what the seller wants, like a fast close or a provision to allow the sellers to rent the home back for a few months.”The full report is available on Redfin.com. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The No. 1 Way to Win a Bidding War Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Subscribe Related Articles Previous: Home Flippers Cash in as Market Slides Next: All Eyes on a Post-Pandemic Housing Marketlast_img read more

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Letterkenny Mayor seeks legal advice following MPs allegations

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – March 8, 2012 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Letterkenny Mayor seeks legal advice following MPs allegations Pinterest The Mayor of Letterkenny is seeking legal advice having been the centre of serious allegations by a Member of Parliament in West Minster.MP Jim Shannon made the allegations under ‘Parliamentary Privilege’, which allows a Member of the House to openly say what they like without the fear of  legal prosecution.Those rules apply to the UK.The allegations centre on charges taken against Councillor Gerry McMonagle for which he was acquitted.Councillor McMonagle says he will be seeking legal advice before commenting further on the matter. Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleTwo men shot in Derry as mothers protest against RAADNext articleDonegal domestic violence service get 400 calls for help in just two months News Highland Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

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Spiritual music workshop open to public

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Christian Life Church in Troy will host a spiritual music workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and a concert 4 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the church annex at 102 Market Street.Church pastor, the Rev. Anthony Askew, said the workshop is titled “Give Me That Old Time Religion” and those who participate in the workshop will learn about the history of “Negro spirituals.”“These Negro spirituals, or spirituals, as we call them today, are the soul of African American music,” Askew said. “They are beautiful expressions of the human experience. Our ancestors who experienced the horrors of slavery used music as an escape. They expressed their emotions, figuratively or literally, through their music. The language of these spirituals is cathartic. Through it, we feel their pain.” Next UpAskew said the spirituals taught in the workshop and then sung in concert will be used as a vehicle to tell the story of the ancestors of African Americans in songs of the past.The repertoire will include, “ Low Down the Chariot,” “Thank You Lord,” “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” “Amazing Grace” and many of the old, familiar hymns, some with hidden meanings.“We will learn about the secret meanings of the joys and cries in their music,” Askew said. “American blues, jazz and gospel music are outgrowths of spiritual music.” By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Spiritual music workshop open to public You Might Like Historic walking tours expanded to include Brundidge The Pike County Chamber of Commerce has expanded its April Walking Tour to include downtown Brundidge. Kathy Sauer, Chamber president,… read more The “Give Me That Old Time Religion” workshop and concert are open to teenagers and adults who desire to be a part of a special musical experience.The concert on Sunday will feature spirituals by the choir, conducted by Robert Lee, and special music by local singers and musicians. The concert will be from 4 until 7 p.m.“The purpose of the workshop and concert is, of course, to worship God and to come together in a time of healing, laughter, fun, singing and remembrance,” Askew said. There is no fee for the workshop and all who desire to be a part of something especially meaningful are invited to participate. The concert on Sunday is free and open to the public. All denominations are welcome. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 6:55 pm Friday, March 14, 2014 Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

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Race tests managers’ skills

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. A management college is using boat crews in the world’s toughest yacht race to research senior management skills.Researchers will look at the key factors marking exceptional performance of teams and leaders in the BT Global Challenge 2000-2001, which started on 10 September.Data on personality, personal competencies, emotional intelligence, motivation and team dynamics has been collected from skippers and crew since January, when they started to prepare for the race.British Airways, Microsoft and the Rank Group are among the 16 major organisations that will gain unique insights into developing high performance teams.The joint project, the Inspirational Intelligence Research Forum, has been developed by Henley Management College and development consultancy Inspiring Performance, which is responsible for the selection and training of skippers.Emotional intelligence experts Dr Malcolm Higgs and Professor Victor Dulewicz, of Henley College, will produce a report on their findings at the end of the race.Higgs, a senior member of Henley College’s human resources and organisational behaviour faculty, said, “The project explores team working in extreme conditions. We will be measuring the emotional intelligence of skippers before and after the race to see how the experience has changed their abilities.”John Renz, HR director at law firm CMS Cameron McKenna, said, “We are healthily cynical about putting employees in situations that are far removed from the work context. But emotional intelligence is high on our agenda – you could be the best lawyer in the world, but if you cannot relate to clients then you are not much use to us.” By Richard Staines Previous Article Next Article Race tests managers’ skillsOn 19 Sep 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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HMS Ramsey Sailors Learn from Their American Minehunting Counterparts

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Minehunting View post tag: Seafox View post tag: Ramsey View post tag: American Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Ramsey Sailors Learn from Their American Minehunting Counterparts Training & Education Sailors from HMS Ramsey visited their American minehunting counterparts to see how they do their business ahead of a US-UK-French exercise in the Gulf. The Brits joined Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15 – known as the Blackhawks – in Bahrain to see their giant Sea Dragon helicopters find and destroy mines.Although Ramsey’s a ship and the MH53 Sea Dragon is an absolute beast of a helicopter, there are surprising similarities in the way the two Gulf-based units can deal with mines.Both launch Seafox – a small robot submarine which is a couple of metres long, powered by batteries which drive four small propellers it carries a camera, searchlight and, when required, a 1.5kg explosive charge – to find and destroy underwater devices.The Ramsey team were keen to see how the Blackhawks used Seafox. And the American fliers were keen to see how the Brits do the same, not least because the Royal Navy has front-line experience of using it off Libya.“We frequently operate in the same area as the mine clearance helicopters, but we’ve never had the opportunity to see how they operate,” said Ramsey’s LS(MW) Graeme ‘Blood’ Reid.Ramsey can also put her specialist explosive ordnance divers in the water to dispose of mines.As for the Blackhawks, they can trawl a cutting wire behind their helicopters to scythe mines from their tethers before divers jump in to neutralise the explosives. Their helicopters can also tow a hydrofoil special sled which creates a magnetic field to trigger mines.Their MH53 is the largest helicopter in the Western World – one third as large again as the Fleet Air Arm’s largest helicopter, the Merlin.The two units worked together during the large-scale IMCMEX exercise this spring and are now doing the same on another international work-out, albeit on a smaller scale with British, American and French minehunters joining up, plus mine clearance teams for the week-long Artemis Trident.The Royal Navy maintains a permanent minehunting presence in Bahrain: two Sandown-class ships (HMS Ramsey and Shoreham), two Hunts (Quorn and Atherstone), plus mother ship RFA Cardigan Bay and the mine warfare battle staff.[mappress]Press Release, July 3, 2013; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: Defence Share this article View post tag: learn View post tag: Navy View post tag: HMS View post tag: Naval View post tag: Counterparts July 3, 2013 View post tag: sailors View post tag: Blackhawks HMS Ramsey Sailors Learn from Their American Minehunting Counterpartslast_img read more

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