YouGov survey finds 24% of Britons already giving less due to credit crunch

first_img A survey by market research and consultancy agency YouGov and marketing agency Gyro International reports that “up to 24% of Britons are making fewer charitable donations in light of the credit crunch.”The research aimed to assess the impact of the impending recession on the spending habits of British consumers. Fifty two per cent of respondents said that they are eating out less and 53% of people are using less electricity.In addition, 36% of participants said that the economic downturn “has weakened the trust they have in leading brands”, with 50% of consumers now buying more own-label products at the supermarket and one third of shoppers using a cheaper store for their weekly shop.Richard Perry, COO of Gyro International said: “Naturally we expect consumers to take steps to reduce their outgoings but it’s surprising to see such a large percentage of the public making cut backs here.”The online survey was conducted with 1,966 adults between 31 October and 3 November 2008. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).www.yougov.com YouGov survey finds 24% of Britons already giving less due to credit crunch  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: credit crunch Giving/Philanthropy recession Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 November 2008 | News 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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Report reveals over €6.5 million private investment in Irish arts

first_img Howard Lake | 29 April 2014 | News Photo: Luis Santos / Shutterstock.com Tagged with: arts Ireland Research / statistics  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Arts organisations in the Republic of Ireland received over €6.6 million from voluntary income and sponsorship in 2012, according to a new report commissioned by the Arts Council in Ireland.Voluntary income totalled €3.5 million while the balance of €3.1 million came from sponsorship. Voluntary income was defined as donations, membership, charitable trusts and legacies while sponsorship included both cash and in kind support.The report found that theatre received the bulk of private investment (24%), followed by music (17%) and film (14%). Visual arts, opera and festivals at around 8% were the next biggest categories. Not surprisingly, arts organisations in the Dublin area accounted for most of the private investment at nearly 50%.The largest arts organisations received the bulk of private investment while small organisations received the least both in real terms and as a percentage of their overall income. Despite the funding received from private sources, state funding still made up between 94 and 96 percent of total income.The report drew comparisons with the experience in the UK and found that voluntary income in Ireland represented 53% of private investment compared with 88% in the UK, with the balance made up of sponsorship.The report, ‘Irish Arts Sector, Private Investment Report for the Arts Council,’ was compiled by the agency 2into3 from 189 arts organisations in Ireland.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Report reveals over €6.5 million private investment in Irish arts 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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Drunk driver jailed for three years after fatal crash

first_imgA LIMERICK businessman who veered his car to the other side of the road, crashing into an oncoming vehicle and killing its 52 year-old driver, was jailed for three years.Jason Gormley, aged 39, with an address in Castleconnell, was sentenced for dangerous driving, causing death to retired schoolteacher, Aidan Lawless, in October 2009.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Pleading guilty to the charge, the court was told that Gormley had been socialising in Boher, county Limerick, earlier that evening and consumed eight pints of Guinness, and then drove his vehicle in the direction of his Castleconnell home.  However, on a straight stretch of road at Ahabeg, Ballysimon, he veered to the other side and hit the victim’s Ford Mondeo head-on, leaving the schoolteacher to die and his injured wife trapped in the car. A witness said that Gormley, originally from Ennis, was helped from his vehicle and walked over to the Mondeo, before he turned and left again.The fatally injured man, and his wife, had travelled from Clonmel to bring their daughter to LIT, where she was studying.Shortly after 8.15pm on October 4, 2009, the couple were making the return journey home when the collision happened on the stretch of road outside Limerick.The court heard witness evidence that Gormely “seemed drunk” as he walked away from the scene.Gormley then stopped another driver and paid him €50 to drive him to his Castleconnell home.Having fled the area, Gormley, bare chested and without any shoes or socks, was arrested the following morning in the Ardnacrusha area by gardai.Judge Carroll Moran sentenced him to three years in prison on the charge of dangerous driving causing death, and banned him from driving for a period of 20 years, saying it was “completely unacceptable to drink and drive”. Twitter Facebook Advertisement NewsLocal NewsDrunk driver jailed for three years after fatal crashBy admin – November 4, 2010 2163 WhatsAppcenter_img Email Print Linkedin Previous articleLocal HSE staff consider optionsNext articleCity’s finances sound… but developers without money adminlast_img read more

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TRP Scam Case: Republic TV and Arnab Goswami Move Bombay High Court Seeking Stay of Further Investigation, Transfer Of Probe To CBI

first_imgTop StoriesTRP Scam Case: Republic TV and Arnab Goswami Move Bombay High Court Seeking Stay of Further Investigation, Transfer Of Probe To CBI Sparsh Upadhyay8 Dec 2020 3:46 AMShare This – xARG outlier Media Private Limited (which owns Republic TV) and Arnab Goswami have approached the Bombay High Court seeking the stay of the investigation/further investigation by the Crime Intelligence Unit, DCB CID, Crime Branch in the TRP Scam Case.The Bombay HC is set to hear the TRP Scam Case on Monday (14th December). The Petitioners i.e. ARG Outlier and Goswami (Petitioner number…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginARG outlier Media Private Limited (which owns Republic TV) and Arnab Goswami have approached the Bombay High Court seeking the stay of the investigation/further investigation by the Crime Intelligence Unit, DCB CID, Crime Branch in the TRP Scam Case.The Bombay HC is set to hear the TRP Scam Case on Monday (14th December). The Petitioners i.e. ARG Outlier and Goswami (Petitioner number 1 & 2) have stated in their Interim Application that the investigation in the TRP Scam Case is a “witch hunt targeted at petitioners for its criticism of the Government.”Claims made against Crime Intelligence Unit in the IA The plea claims that the Crime Intelligence Unit has hurriedly filed the Charge sheet in the matter “without the material particulars.” It also claims that the malafide intent of the Crime Intelligence Unit in harassing and intimidating the petitioners and its employees “continues unabated even after the filing of the charge sheet.” The IA filed by the ARG Outlier and Goswami, claims that the Crime Intelligence Unit, DCB CID, Crime Bench (respondent number 3) is purportedly carrying on further investigation in the matter by continuously issuing summons, within a day of filing the charge sheet, to the employees of ARG outlier Media Private Limited (petitioner number 1) and “carrying out their interrogation despite filing a charge sheet in the matter which is indicative of closure and completion and investigation of investigation.” Alleged harassment and torture of Ghanshyam Singh, Assistant Vice President (Distribution) of Republic TVIt is alleged in the application that the Mumbai police  did everything to try and intimidate Ghanshyam Singh into implicating himself and the Petitioner No. 1 during the course of the interrogation. “Mr. Singh suffered immense pain and cried out loudly because of the force with which the police officer was lashing him; but the subordinate police officers following the instruction of the senior police officer kept lashing him on his hands, despite his cries of pain. All officers present were witness to Mr. Singh’s assault in custody and were bystanders to the crime, as directed to be committed by the senior police officer. It is clear that Mr. Singh was stripped off his every basic human dignity by the officers of the Respondent No. 3. Mr. Singh was constantly pressured to implicate himself and the Petitioner No. 1 in the alleged TRP scam”.Importantly, the IA states that the Petitioners are being “selectively targeted” even after the filing of the Charge sheet in the matter. The IA also states that Crime Intelligence Unit has abused its investigation powers by embarking on a “fishing & roving inquiry” in the matter.it has been claimed that such an investigation by Crime Intelligence Unit (Respondent number 3) has violated Petitioners’ right to fair investigation guaranteed under Article 20 and 21 of the Constitution. Importantly, the IA has alleged that the State of Maharashtra (Respondent number 1), Station House Officer, Kandivali Police Station (Respondent number 2), Crime Intelligence Unit (Respondent number 3) & Commissioner of Police, Param Bir Singh (Respondent number 4) are “acting in a pre-determined manner to falsely implicate the Petitioner in the alleged TRP Scam by influencing witnesses, extracting false statements against the Petitioners, conducting a fishing & roving inquiry by harassing the officials of Petitioner number 1, its investors etc.” The IA has also claimed that, “Why the state machinery is overactive over this as is not for to seek, since Respondent number 4 (Commissioner of Police, Param Bir Singh) leaving his other duties, is giving press conferences targeting the Petitioners declaring them guilty and ensuring the harassment of the Petitioner on a private cheating compliant in which petitioners are not even named.” The IA lists out the incidences of arrest of Republic Media Network’s Assistant Vice President Ghanshyam Singh, ARG Outlier Media Private Ltd Chief Operating Officer Priya Mukherjee involvement, FIR registers against Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Republic Media Network, S. Sundaram, FIR against Niranjan Narayanswamy Executive Editor etc. “Transfer the Case to CBI” The Petitioners have prayed in the IA that the investigation in the TRP Scam Case should be transferred to the CBI as the Scam has nationwide ramifications and the matter has already been taken over by the CBI in connection with the FIR 0318 of 2020 registered at Hazratganj police Station Lukcnow. It may be noted here that the case (FIR 0318 of 2020), which was earlier registered at Hazratganj police station in Lucknow based on a complaint of an advertising company promoter, was handed over to the CBI by the Uttar Pradesh government on 20th October 2020. According to officials the primary allegations relate to manipulation of TRPs in return for payment. The IA alleges that on 21st October, the State of Maharashtra, “in a clear attempt to prevent the CBI from investigating the alleged TRP Scam” withdrew its general consent given to CBI to probe cases in the State Of Maharashtra. The Petitioners have further stated that failing urgent direction from Bombay HC before 14th December, “they have reasonable grounds to believe that the Crime Intelligence Unit will act in a manner to prejudice the matter and impinge the rights of the Petitioners irreparably.” Significantly, the IA states that “it is just & necessary” to stay the investigation/purported further investigation and “direct the transfer of Investigation of FIR number 143/2020 (TRP SCAM Case) to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)” Specific prayers of the Petitioners The petitioners have prayed that all further proceedings including the investigation/purported further investigation in TRP Scam Case against Petitioner number 1 (ARG outlier), its employees, agents, advertisers, investors, third parties connected with ARG and Petitioner number 2 (Goswami) be stayed. The IA also prayes for the direction to Respondent 1 to 4 not to take any steps and coercive action or otherwise Petitioner number 1 (ARG outlier), its employees, agents, advertisers, investors, third parties connected with ARG and Petitioner number 2 (Goswami). As stated, the IA also prays for the transfer of investigation in TRP Scam Case to CBI. About the TRP Scam On October 8, the Mumbai Police Commissioner, Param Bir Singh, claimed to have busted a racket that involved private television channels manipulating their Television Rating Points, or TRP. “Investigation reveals that Republic TV, Fakth Marati and Box Cinema have indulged in such activities”, the Mumbai police said in a statement. According to the police, they had received a complaint in early October from Hansa Research, a company appointed by the Broadcast Audience Research Council or BARC, which installs “people meters” to track viewership. The company had said some former employees had shared details of the households being tracked and helped rig ratings. The Commissioner said that an FIR has been registered at Kandivali Police Station for offences of criminal breach of trust (Section 409), cheating (420) and criminal conspiracy (120B) under the Indian Penal Code. ARG Outlier Ltd and Goswami had approached the Supreme Court challenging the FIR. However, the apex court refused to entertain the petition and asked them to approach the Bombay High Court first. Earlier, in October 2020, The Mumbai City Civil and Sessions Court had granted bail to Shirish Pattanshetty, the owner of Fakt Marathi, one of the channels accused in the Television Rating Point (TRP) scam case registered by Mumbai police. Additional Sessions Judge PR Sitre granted bail to Pattanshetty on a PR bond of Rs.50,000. FIR was registered at Kandivali police station against the accused under sections 409, 420, 120 B read with Section 34 of Indian Penal Code. On October 8, Pattanshetty was arrested and his application for bail was initially rejected by the Esplanade Court. It may be noted that the Bombay High Court in November 2020 heard the writ petition filed by Hansa Research Group against Mumbai police and officers of the crime branch for allegedly harassing them and trying to coerce them into making allegations against Republic TV in the investigation relating to TRP Scam along with the interim bail application of Arnab Goswami.Next Storylast_img read more

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Robustness and scaling: key observables in the complex dynamic magnetosphere

first_imgPlasma transport and energy dissipation in the driven dynamic magnetosphere are intermittent (bursty), and occur on a range of spatiotemporal scales. System observables such as geomagnetic indices, and auroral images, show evidence of scaling in the statistics of these events. Taken together these are hallmarks of a complex system. Here we underline the importance of robustness in these statistical signatures with respect to variability in the drive, and of bursty transport as opposed to intermittent structures, as key signatures of nonlinear complex avalanching systems. Power law statistics of bursty events do not necessarily require an underlying nonlinearity.last_img

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Outsourced property viewings now widespread among ‘best known’ estate agents

first_imgHome » News » Outsourced property viewings now widespread among ‘best known’ estate agents previous nextProducts & ServicesOutsourced property viewings now widespread among ‘best known’ estate agentsClaim is made by Ed Mead’s company Viewber just three years after launching its service to a then sceptical industry.Nigel Lewis4th June 201903,103 Views Outsourced property viewings platform Viewber is now being used by all the UK’s best-known high street estate agency brands, it has claimed, marking a milestone for the business co-founded nearly three years ago by former Douglas & Gordon director Ed Mead.The company says it can’t reveal names of the companies involved yet as many of them remain coy about using Viewber despite its benefits for staff and the business expansion opportunities it presents.“We are rapidly increasing the range of agents who are using our service, and the number of them using us to provide cover for weekend property viewings has really been ramping up over the past month or so,” says Mead. “It’s very rapidly going in the right direction.”Property viewingsMead (left) launched the property viewings business in September 2016 with co-founder Marcus de Ferranti and later gained financial backing from former Foxtons and Marsh & Parsons boss Peter Rollings.Rollings and Mead recently completed an online webinar for agents, revealing their views on how agents can stand out in a crowded market.During it Rollings revealed that the idea to make Foxtons’ shop fronts look like coffee shops was founder Jon Hunt’s idea, also revealing that he took the ‘hyper aggressive’ approach that has made Foxtons infamous, and the “much nicer, more charming people” at Marsh & Parsons to grow the agency after leaving Foxtons.“If you can combine those two elements you have a winning position.”The business has also been relatively cash-hungry, requiring several investment-raising rounds including, in April last year, an additional £2.8 million sourced from new investors, industry partners and staff.Marsh & Parsons Peter Rollings Ed Mead Viewber Foxtons June 4, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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Fire crews called to acid leak at Engineering Department

first_imgFour staff at the University’s Department of Engineering Science were treated by firefighters and paramedics on Friday morning, following exposure to sulphuric acid fumes.46 batteries in the basement of the department had overheated and swelled to cause the leak, and Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue services were called to the scene within minutes.Those who had been exposed to the fumes were treated on the scene, with one man taken to hospital for further precautionary checks.The fire crews consulted with on-site management and the battery manufacturer to create a plan to deal with the incident, and firefighters were sent into the basement wearing breathing apparatus with a gas monitor and thermal image camera.It was apparent that water could not be used to cool the batteries down, as despite the fact they were unconnected form their power supply, they were still holding electric charge.Therefore, a cooling fan had to be used, extending the time before the building could be safely handed back to the University.The crews left the scene at around 5:15pm, almost five hours after they had been summoned.Incident Commander, Station Manager Paul Webster said: “This was an unusual incident as most people expect that if you apply water to something hot it will cool it down – this is not always the case, especially when electricity or chemicals are involved.“I would like to thank the staff and students for their co-operation during this lengthy incident”.last_img read more

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Kyle M. Evans

first_imgKyle M. Evans, 30, of Seaville, NJ passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in Upper Township.Born in Somers Point, NJ Kyle had lived most of his life in Upper Township.He was an avid soccer player starting with the Youth Soccer League in Upper Township, playing for Ocean City High School and continuing on at Lehigh University and Stockton University.He is predeceased by his father Gregory Evans in October.Surviving are his mother: Lois (Nee Mucklow) Evans, sisters: Courtney Evans and Brook Parmer (Nick Riley) brothers: Jason (Laura) Parmer and John (Sanjuana) Parmer. Uncle Gene (Bobbie) Evans, Uncle Mark (Terri) Evans, Uncle Jack (Diane) Rudolph and many cousins, nephews, friends and his dogs: Cindy Lou and Buster.His funeral service will be offered Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 12 o’clock noon from The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ where friends may call from 10 o’clock until time of service.Burial will follow in Seaside Cemetery, Palermo, NJ.Memorial contributions may be made to the Kyle M. Evans Scholarship Fund, 38 West 8th Street, Ocean City, NJ 08226.Condolences may be left at www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.last_img read more

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Featured Vacation Rental: Feb 8th

first_imgAddress: 2228 Wesley Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226VROCNJ Listing #165The home is between 22nd and 23rd Streets on Wesley Avenue, across the street from the beach. Ocean City’s boardwalk ends at 23rd street with no commercial property south of 14th street. This stunning beach home includes 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms plus an entry level shower.The bright and airy open floor plan boasts 13-foot ceilings, floor to ceiling windows in the living area, comfortable and spacious living room, kitchen, and dining spaces.The fully equipped kitchen features granite countertops (including a large center island with stools), stainless appliances, and upgraded cabinets and fixtures. The comfortable dining area opens to the large front porch and will be great for providing memorable family meals on your vacation. Enjoy the ocean breezes while relaxing or dining on the large, furnished front porch. For complete details about this rental, including more photos, rates, amenities, availability, interactive map of the exact location, and reviews from previous guests, visit VROCNJ Listing #165 and contact the owner direct to save on booking fees!Isn’t quite what you are looking for?Search hundreds of Ocean City Vacation Rentals at VROCNJ.comOwn a Vacation Rental in Ocean City, NJ? Advertise it on VROCNJ for as little as $249/year! NO Commissions or Booking Fees! List Your Property on VROCNJ.com Today!last_img read more

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Hugh Calkins, former Overseer, Corporation member

first_imgFormer Harvard Board of Overseers and Corporation member Hugh Calkins ’45, J.D. ’49, died at his home in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, on Aug, 4.Calkins served on Harvard’s Board of Overseers from 1966 to 1968 and was a member of the Harvard Corporation from 1968 to 1985. Then-President Derek Bok awarded him an honorary doctor of laws degree in 1986 in recognition and appreciation of his two decades of service to the University.“Hugh was one of the three Corporation members who came to see me on a snowy night at the end of 1970 to offer me the presidency. He was certainly a model Corporation member,” Bok said.Henry Rosovsky, who succeeded Calkins on the Corporation, believes Calkins deserves credit for helping create a more open atmosphere for the Corporation across the University.“Hugh was on the Corporation during a very difficult time at Harvard: the 1960s. He was unique in that he extended himself to everyone and spent time with students, as a result of which he made the Corporation and other governing boards more visible. Considering Harvard’s traditions at the time, that was a tremendous service and one of his main achievements.”Born in Newton, Mass., Calkins’ undergraduate years at Harvard were interrupted by service in the Air Force during World War II. He later attended Harvard Law School and was president of the Harvard Law Review.Following graduation he clerked for Justice Learned Hand of the New York Circuit Court and Justice Felix Frankfurter of the U.S. Supreme Court before joining the Cleveland firm of Jones, Day, where he ultimately became senior partner and head of the firm’s tax division. Calkins was active in national legal circles throughout his career, most notably serving as deputy director of President Eisenhower’s Commission on National Goals.Calkins’ experience on the Goals Commission launched his longtime commitment to, and eventual second career in, education. He returned to Cleveland to found Plan for Action by Citizens for Education (PACE) and served on the Cleveland Board of Education from 1965 to 1969.Following his retirement from Jones, Day, Calkins earned a teaching certificate and devoted several years to teaching in inner-city schools in Cleveland. He also managed Initiatives in Urban Education (IUE), a foundation organized for Calkins by his children that is dedicated to improving student achievement outcomes in Cleveland public schools. In that role, Calkins was instrumental in helping found Citizens Academy, a charter school near University Circle that has since gained recognition as one of the state’s highest-achieving charter schools.A September memorial service will be held in Ohio. Remembrances of Hugh Calkins may be shared at http://hughcalkinsremembrances.wordpress.com/about/.last_img read more

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