Christian Aid challenges public to live on £1 a day

first_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving The theme for this year’s Christian Aid Week next month is ‘Live Below the Line’. The charity is encouraging the public to live on just £1 a day for five days from 2 -5 May to help raise £500,000.Live Below the Line is a new campaign run by the Global Poverty Project, and fronted by actor Hugh Jackman, which aims to recruit 5,000 people across the UK to take up the challenge of spending just £5 in 5 days on all their food and drink.Christian Aid says that 1.4 billion people around the world live below the poverty line, surviving on just £1 a day to cover all their living expenses. The Global Poverty Project has joined forces with Christian Aid to raise money towards their work to end extreme poverty in the developing world.Claire Aston of Christian Aid said: “Trying to Live Below the Line for Christian Aid will be a challenge, but that’s the point. Many people spend £2 on a cup of coffee without even thinking about it, but for 1.4 billion people across the developing world that money would have to cover all their living expenses for two days. Live Below the Line goes a small way to helping people in the UK understand what it would be like to live in extreme poverty.”www.livebelowtheline.org.uk/christianaid AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 April 2011 | News Christian Aid challenges public to live on £1 a day 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

Weekly unemployment claims spike, continue to climb

first_imgThere were 1,653 new regular benefit claims for Unemployment Insurance last week, an increase of 398 from the week before. Altogether 12,253 new and continuing claims were filed, an increase of 303 from a week ago and 1,636 fewer than a year earlier. The Department also processed 2,008 First Tier claims for benefits under Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08), 4 fewer than a week ago. In addition, there were 861 Second Tier claims for benefits processed under the EUC08 program, which is an increase of 5 from the week before. The Unemployment Weekly Report can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/(link is external). Previously released Unemployment Weekly Reports and other UI reports can be found at: http://www.vtlmi.info/lmipub.htm#uc(link is external)  Vermont’s unemployment rate continued to fall. The March 2011 rate was 5.4 percent. See storyHERE.last_img read more

PwC: Asset management costs to drop 20% by 2025

first_imgPatrick Heisen, partner at PwC, said this was likely to reverse as fees came under more pressure.“This is in part thanks to the regulation of the European Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), which has lead to greater cost transparency, but also to institutional investors becoming more cost-conscious,” he said.Heisen added that the introduction of cheap passive investment products had accelerated this trend.“Although interest in active products is to remain, their added value must be better demonstrable to institutional investors,” he said.PwC concluded that costs would come down across all asset classes, and would affect cheaper passive products and more expensive hedge funds.Fees for passive investments were expected to drop from 0.15% to 0.12%, PwC predicted, while costs for active equity mandates would fall from 0.54% to 0.44%.“At these funds, we see the emergence of alternative fee structures, with the fee in part linked to outperformance,” Heisen said.PwC indicated that the predictions applied to worldwide investments, but said it expected that decreases would be more significant in Europe and Asia, as the fees were higher relative to those in the US.According to Heisen, asset managers should adjust their fee policy to the wishes and goals of institutional investors, adding that variation in fee models was still limited.Innovation and rationalisationPwC also recommended asset managers intensify product innovation, such as passive smart beta funds or funds investing in illiquid classes, including private loans.“Moreover, asset managers should made clear choices, for example through rationalising their propositions,” the group said.It said it expected a quarter of investment funds currently available to investors to disappear in the next few years.Asset managers should also focus on retaining talented staff with an attractive working environment, PwC added, as technology was required to reduce costs.However, Heisen also warned pension funds not to be too fixated on costs “as pension funds are long-term investors who also want asset managers still to exist in five years’ time”.“Therefore, it is also important to check whether an asset manager is also preparing for the future, for example through sufficient investments in technology and digital infrastructure,” he said. Asset management costs for all asset classes are expected to drop by 20% by 2025 as fees are increasingly based on performance, according to PwC.In a new report – Asset and Wealth Management Revolution: Pressure on Profitability – the consultancy argued that asset managers must embrace new technologies in order to cushion decreasing income.PwC based its forecast on an analysis of the annual reports of 64 asset managers with combined assets under management of €40trn.The past five years were a golden period for large asset managers, PwC said, as margins rose by almost 16% and costs fell almost 16% relative to an income decline of almost 10%.last_img read more

IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner earns $5,000 at 141’s King of the Creek

first_imgFRANCIS CREEK, Wis. – The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car king, or queen, at 141 Speedway’s July 19-21 King of the Creek special banks $5,000.Qualifying begins on Friday, July 20; last chance races and the main event are on Saturday, July 21. Entry fee for the Stocks is $100.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $500 to win both nights while Mach-1 Sport Compacts are on deck for a $250 to win show on Friday.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region and Wisconsin State points will be awarded. An open practice is planned for Thursday evening, July 19. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.Pit passes are $25 on Thursday and $30 Friday and Saturday; a three-day pit pass is $75.Adult grandstand admission is $15 on Friday and $20 on Saturday. Kids ages 10 and under get in free both nights.More information is available by calling 515 231-5444.last_img read more

Rory embracing Irish Open challenge

first_imgRory McIlroy has a full complement of clubs at his disposal for this week’s Irish Open, but admits the pressures that come with the tournament have left him feeling “suffocated” in the past. He added: “And then on 11 I hit my tee shot in the water and dropped and hit my third shot in the water. I just got frustrated. It definitely wasn’t the right thing to do. “I wouldn’t recommend anyone or anyone watching on TV or any kids to start throwing their clubs or bending their nine irons. But the nine iron is intact and got a new shaft this week and it’s ready to go. “I guess there’s other ways to show disappointment. Taking it out on your golf clubs probably isn’t the right way to do it. Everybody is going to get frustrated or angry or disappointed in a bad shot and obviously I’m no different. It doesn’t really set a good example, I guess, for people watching me and maybe trying to emulate what I’m doing.” McIlroy’s first experience of the Irish Open came as a 16-year-old amateur in 2005, when he shot rounds of 71 and 81 to miss the cut and he remembers being thrown out of bars on Friday evening as he was too young to drink. But while the biggest crowds that week were with Colin Montgomerie in the group behind, McIlroy will be the star attraction at Carton House as he looks to rediscover the form which made him world number one and brought him two major titles. Asked how he would manage expectations and avoid feeling suffocated, McIlroy said: “That’s actually a good word. That’s something I’ve felt in a couple of Irish Opens is suffocated and having that burden and that pressure and that expectation. “It’s much better having fans for you and really wanting you to do well than people rooting against you, so it’s a great privilege to have. The best thing that I can do this week is go out and enjoy myself, smile, and try and play the best that I can and show everyone how much I appreciate their support.” The final round of the US Open a fortnight ago saw McIlroy throw one club in frustration and then lean so hard on another that he bent the shaft out of shape on his way to a quadruple-bogey eight on the 11th hole. “The club throw, I hit the fairway on the fifth hole and had to play my second shot left-handed,” said McIlroy, whose tee shot rolled off the sloping fairway onto the bank of a water hazard. “It was unlucky, it was frustration, whatever you want to call it.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Fiona returns to international action

first_img The players:  Suffolk’s Fiona Edmond will return to international action after an absence of 25 years when she represents England in the European senior women’s team championship.  Fiona returns to international action  Julie Brown (Trentham, Staffordshire) won the 2015 British senior championship and was runner-up last year. She won the English senior title in 2014 and has represented England every year since then.  Lulu Housman (Wyke Green, Middlesex) won the English senior stroke play title in 2015 and went on to join Brown in the team which won European gold. She was a semi-finalist in this year’s senior amateur and tied 11th in the strokeplay. The team is composed of the top four players from the senior order of merit and two selectors’ picks. The automatic places were taken by Brown, Greenfield, Foster and Housman. 2 Aug 2017 Fiona returns to international action Caroline Berry (Bromborough, Cheshire) is a past English senior champion and reached the semi-finals of this year’s event, having been top qualifier. She was 16th in the stroke play championship. Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe, Sussex) is playing only her second full season of senior golf and has been runner-up three times, most recently in the senior amateur championship in May.  The championship will be played from 5-9 September in Slovakia. England’s recent record in this event is excellent, winning the gold medal in 2014, silver in 2015 and bronze last year.  Fiona Edmond (Ipswich, Suffolk) was an England and GB&I international before illness, children and work put a stop to her golf. She dusted off her clubs about three years ago and won the English senior title at her first attempt in May. (Image copyright Leaderboard Photography). Jackie Foster (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire) has won back-to-back English senior stroke play titles. She was a quarter finalist in the senior amateur championship.   Caroline Berry (Bromborough, Cheshire) is a past English senior champion and reached the semi-finals of this year’s event, having been top qualifier. She was 16th in the stroke play championship.center_img Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe, Sussex) is playing only her second full season of senior golf and has been runner-up three times, most recently in the senior amateur championship in May.  The English senior women’s champion will be joined in the team by English senior stroke play champion Jackie Foster, Caroline Berry, Julie Brown, Aileen Greenfield and Lulu Housman.  The championship will be played from 5-9 September in Slovakia. England’s recent record in this event is excellent, winning the gold medal in 2014, silver in 2015 and bronze last year.  Julie Brown (Trentham, Staffordshire) won the 2015 British senior championship and was runner-up last year. She won the English senior title in 2014 and has represented England every year since then.  The players:  Fiona Edmond (Ipswich, Suffolk) was an England and GB&I international before illness, children and work put a stop to her golf. She dusted off her clubs about three years ago and won the English senior title at her first attempt in May.  She will be joined in the team by English senior stroke play champion Jackie Foster, Caroline Berry, Julie Brown, Aileen Greenfield, and Lulu Housman.  Jackie Foster (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire) has won back-to-back English senior stroke play titles. She was a quarter finalist in the senior amateur championship.   Senior women’s champion Fiona Edmond will return to international action after an absence of 25 years when she represents England in the European women’s team championship.  The team is composed of the top four players from the senior order of merit and two selectors’ picks. The automatic places were taken by Brown, Greenfield, Foster and Housman. Lulu Housman (Wyke Green, Middlesex) won the English senior stroke play title in 2015 and went on to join Brown in the team which won European gold. She was a semi-finalist in this year’s senior amateur and tied 11th in the strokeplay.last_img read more

Baker wins again, but needs extra time to defeat Bombers 3-1 in Kootenay High School AAA Boy’s Soccer Final at Lakeside

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe L.V. Rogers Bombers had dreams of returning to the B.C. High School AAA Boy’s Soccer Championships.The squad had been on a roll of late. The Bombers were playing the Kootenay High School AAA Boy’s Final at home at the friendly Lakeside Pitch.And LVR had the luxury of a raft of student body support on the sidelines.However, for the second consecutive year it was the Mount Baker Wild leaving the pitch as Kootenay Zone champs.The Wild scored twice in extra time to stun the LVR Bombers 3-1 on a cold, windy Thursday afternoon at the Lakeside Field.Mount Baker now represents the Kootenays at the B.C. High School AAA Boy’s Soccer tournament November 24-26 in Burnaby.Dale Golding ripped the heart out of the Bombers with a goal late in the first overtime period before Ryan Bridgeo added insult to the loss by scoring with time running out in the game.“We practiced in two inches of snow (earlier this week) so the boys were ready for the cold and Nelson, which is a very good team,” said Baker coach Jesse Jarvis after the game.“We don’t get a chance to play very good teams,” Jarvis added, “and Nelson is a very good team. So we’re happy to get this win.”Bolstered by the fans support on the sidelines to start the game — LVR administration allowed student body the option of skipping last block to attend the game — the youthful Bombers got off to a great start when Ryan Lewis beat Wild keeper Manuel Mestre for the game’s first marker.But instead of building on the marker, it was the Wild taking over the play. And the East Kootenay squad was able to tie up the game on a miscue by Bomber keeper Andrew Woodward.Woodward flubbed a clearing attempt allowing Wild midfielder Javier Labrador to score into the empty net before half time.In the second half the Wild defence limited LVR’s scoring chances to a few attempts from well outside the penalty area.Meanwhile, Woodward was tested numerous times by the Wild strikers.“First of all (strikers Ryan Lewis and Luis Loeschinik) were not getting the ball,” said Bomber sideline boss Jamie Spendlove when asked about the inconsistency of the strikers to penetrate the Wild defence.“Luis really wasn’t supposed to be up there (on the forward line),” Spendlove added.“He was supposed to be hanging a bit back but we didn’t have any options because our central midfielder, Simon Sheppard, decided just this morning he was not going to play because his ankle was pretty bad (injured) and he couldn’t go.”In the end, it was the Wild’s senior leadership that proved to be the difference against a Bomber team with only one Grade 12 player — Mitch Melanson.“(Cranbrook) is older and more experienced but I though they (LVR) did well,” Spendlove lamented.“Baker was more physical for sure. We got knocked around quite a bit.”However, the Wild two-year romp to the B.C. tournament may be in jeopardy next year.The Bombers have all but Melanson returning to the squad for the 2012 season.“It’s a very bright future for LVR,” said Spendlove. “The entire team is back, except for one player.”ZONE NOTES: Cranbrook finished tenth last year at the provincial tournament that had to be rescheduled for May of 2011 after snow postponed the original November 2010 date. . . .The Bombers had won the Kootenay AAA Zone for 15 consecutive years before Cranbrook ended the streak in 2010 with a 3-2 win in the East Kootenay City. The best finish for LVR during that run came when Mark Dodsworth, Isaac Rosenberg and Avery Bartels powered the Bombers to a bronze medal finish. Keith Willams coached LVR to nine of the zone titles. Before Williams was the combo of Mike Sedlbauer and Hogue Tyler heading the coaching [email protected]last_img read more