BoE says mortgage lending flat in January

first_img Tags: NULL BoE says mortgage lending flat in January whatsapp Friday 18 February 2011 5:52 am The country’s major lenders approved 41,000 mortgages for house purchase in January, the Bank of England said on Friday, the same number as in December and a further sign that the housing market remains in the doldrums.The BoE, updating its Trends in Lending statistics, said net mortgage lending picked up slightly in January to £1.2bn from £900m in December. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comcenter_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Show Comments ▼ whatsapp John Dunne Sharelast_img read more

TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) 2008 Annual Report

first_imgTPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileTPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited owns and operates hotels and lodges in Kenya for the business and tourist sectors. The company owns and operates 35 hotels as well as a selection of resorts, safari guest lodges, safari camps, palaces and forts located in strategic sites in Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Subsidiary companies include TPS (Kenya) Limited which owns Nairobi Serena Hotel, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Mara Serena Safari Lodge and Kilaguni Serena Lodge; TPS (Zanzibar) Limited which owns Zanzibar Serena Hotel; TPS (Tanzania) Limited which owns Kirawira Serena Camp, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Serena Mivumo River Lodge and Selous Serena Camp; and TPS (Uganda) Limited. Other properties owned and managed by TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited include Lake Victoria Serena Resort in Uganda and Polana Serena Hotel in Mozambique. TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

American TV Show contestants do a Haka for Steve Harvey

first_imgFriday Apr 15, 2016 American TV Show contestants do a Haka for Steve Harvey There isn’t a whole lot we can say about this, except that midway through you will probably start to feel a sense of anxiety as you start to realise what is to come. It’s definitely a bit like a car crash as you just can’t look away, even when the infamous Miss Universe host himself attempts it.ADVERTISEMENTRather cringeworthy indeed, but fair play to them for giving it a go, and trying to spread a bit of another country’s culture and sporting traditions.Kiwis might even appreciate it, but probably not.If you never return to this website, we totally understand why, but we just had to share it.Kind of cool to get that exposure for rugby, or a complete trainwreck? Let us know your thoughts Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies Related Articles 23 WEEKS AGO Nigel Owens produces comedy gold by forgetting… 25 WEEKS AGO The VERY BEST examples of when rugby players… 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart 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

Fighting Aflatoxin With Beneficial Fungal Strain

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Fighting Aflatoxin With Beneficial Fungal Strain SHARE Fighting Aflatoxin With Beneficial Fungal Strain By Gary Truitt – Oct 21, 2012 Facebook Twittercenter_img Facebook Twitter Source: NAFB News Service While several species of Aspergillus fungi produce aflatoxins – some species are actually considered beneficial. In fact – a strain dubbed K49 is now being recruited by USDA scientists to battle the harmful species and prevent them from contaminating host crops like corn with the highly toxic carcinogen. Eacy year – aflatoxin causes an estimated 200-million dollars in U.S. losses alone. But the USDA scientists – in collaboration with scientists in Italy – have devised a new method of applying K49 as a frontline defense against aflatoxin contamination in corn. K49 cannot produce aflatoxin – but it can exclude its aflatoxin-producing cousins from the ecological niches and resources they need to survive. Exploiting this rivalry – according to USDA’s Agricultural Research Service – offers an effective way to diminish aflatoxin levels in soil and in corn kernels.Scientists encapsulated K49 in bioplastic granules. They say these bioplastic granules improve the beneficial mold’s storage life and viability once applied. In tests – applications of the bioplastic-coated K49 reduced aflatoxin levels by 65 to 97-percent. USDA’s scientist says this technology may also prove useful in delivering other beneficial fungi used to safeguard crops from disease. Previous articleWill Crude Fall Substantially In 2013?Next articleNew Master Farmers Have More to Remember about 2012 than Drought Gary Truittlast_img read more

TCU receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines

first_imgTwitter Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printTCU health center staff will likely be among the first people to receive a COVID-19 vaccine on campus. A batch of 100 doses is on its way to the Brown-Lupton Health Center, according to an email sent Monday. The university is expecting the Moderna vaccine, which was granted emergency authorization by the the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday. The university said in an email that the vaccine will be distributed based on protocols from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Health center staff will be some of the first to have the option to receive the vaccine.The Moderna vaccine requires two doses, with the second coming 28 days after the first. The email also said that the university does not know when they will receive their next batch of vaccines, or how large it will be. Cases rise as vaccines begin The approval of the Moderna vaccine came one week after the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine became the first to be granted emergency authorization by the FDA. The Moderna vaccine that TCU is receiving can be stored and shipped at a warmer temperature than its Pfizer-BioNTech counterpart, easing potential logistical challenges. More than 614,000 Americans have been vaccinated as of Tuesday morning, according to the New York Times. The arrival of the vaccines come as the U.S. experiences a record-number of COVID-19 cases. The past week has seen an average of 216,163 new cases per day. For comparison, the rise in cases over the summer was seeing around 65,000 new cases per day. Daily deaths from the virus topped 3,000 for the first time last week. TCU said that the arrival of the vaccines marks a new stage in the pandemic. “We are excited to begin receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and for the opportunity to decrease our community’s risk of COVID-19,” the email said. “Although our first allotment is a small batch, and vaccination is optional, it marks the beginning of the next stage in this pandemic and is an important step in protecting the health of our community.” ReddIt Facebook Linkedin Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Linkedin Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonald Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter Dr. Joseph Varon, the chief medical officer at United Memorial Medical Center, receives the first dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine after receiving a delivery of 200 doses, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Houston. The hospital, which serves primarily low-income and uninsured patients, did not receive any of the Pfizer vaccines last week. This week, Houston hospitals will receive 3,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine, according to the Houston Health Department. It will be distributed to healthcare workers, in accordance with the Texas Department of State Health Services guidelines. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP) + posts Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Previous articleHoroscope: December 21, 2020Next articleHoroscope: December 22, 2020 Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Happy New Year for online National Lottery player in Limerick who…

first_imgLinkedin Print Local lotto winner used family’s birthdays to pick numbers TAGSLotto Could you be Limerick’s latest millionaire? Limerick Lotto winners pledge to use winnings to secure children’s future NewsCommunityLimerickHappy New Year for online National Lottery player in Limerick who becomes Ireland’s newest millionaireBy Staff Reporter – January 1, 2021 3708 WhatsApp Twitter Emailcenter_img Previous articleHSE is asking for everyone in Ireland to stay at homeNext articleFuneral service for JP McManus daughter in law Emma McManus to take place in Barbados Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie National Lottery appeals to all Millionaire Raffle players to check their tickets for New Year’s Eve Draw!Players from Cavan, Kilkenny and Louth also win €100,000 prizes in Millionaire RaffleSomebody in Co. Limerick has kicked off 2021 in style by becoming Ireland’s newest millionaire after scooping the whopping €1 million top prize on last night’s National Lottery’s Millionaire Raffle. Millionaire Raffle ticket number 6605 won the top prize of €1 million and it was won by a lucky online player in the Treaty county.Three further lucky Millionaire Raffle ticketholders in Cavan, Kilkenny and Louth are also celebrating the first day of 2021 having landed three other top tier prizes of €100,000 in the raffle.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up With a total of 6,009 players winning prizes of between €500 and €1 million in last night’s draw, the National Lottery has today urged people to check their raffle numbers to see if they have scooped a windfall. As well as top tier prizes, there were ten prizes of €10,000, 30 prizes of €5,000, 165 prizes of €1,000 and 5,800 prizes of €500.A spokesperson for the National Lottery said: “We are calling on all our players who purchased a Millionaire Raffle ticket for last night’s New Year’s Eve draw, either in-store or online to check their tickets carefully to see if they are Ireland’s newest millionaire or indeed to see if they have won one of the other 6,008 cash prizes. If you are one of the big winners of the New Year’s Eve draw, sign the back of the winning ticket and get in touch with the National Lottery claims team on 1800 666 222 or email [email protected] and arrangements will be made for the prize to be paid.”The winning ticket numbers for the three other top tier prizes of €100,000 from Millionaire Raffle prizes are:• Ticket number 156201 – sold in Tarpey’s SuperValu, Lakelands Retail Park, Dublin Road, Cavan.• Ticket number 461380 – sold in Crehan & McCabe SuperValu in Callan, Co. Kilkenny.• Ticket number 115438 – sold in Central News, Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth.Players can check their tickets at www.lottery.ie to see if they have won one of the 6,005 other cash prizes.Nearly 30 cent in every €1 spent on all National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes in the areas of sport, youth, health, welfare, education, arts, heritage and the Irish Language. In total more than €5.8 Billion has been raised for Good Causes since the National Lottery was established 33 years ago. In 2019 alone, €252 million was raised for local Good Causes in communities across Ireland. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Are you the lucky Limerick winner of €8.5 million? Facebook Three Wise Numbers Net €7,505 for Limerick Native Lotsa luck for Limerick family Advertisementlast_img read more

Parkland students endure emotional and physical wounds a month after massacre

first_imgABC News(PARKLAND, Fla.) — Some students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School say their emotional and physical wounds remain raw a month after a shooting spree left 17 dead on their campus.  “I can’t believe it’s been one month. It just … it seems like it was just yesterday,” 14-year-old freshman Brooke Harrison told ABC News’ “Nightline” in an interview to be aired tonight.She said the horror of witnessing three classmates — including close friend Alaina Petty, 14 — getting gunned down in front of her remains at the forefront of her mind and that just the rattle of a doorknob can prompt flashbacks of the gunman’s firing into her classroom.  She said she and her classmates were in the classroom the gunman targeted.“We were the warning shot for everyone else. But we didn’t get a warning shot,” Brooke said.Brooke said she and her classmates share an experience that once seemed unfathomable in Parkland, Florida, one that even adults in their 80s haven’t endured.“We’re 14 through 18 and we’re experiencing it. It’s just … it’s unimaginable that we’re so young; we’ve gone through this traumatic experience,” she said. “So, I think any response, anyway anyone wants to handle it, is perfectly normal and they should be taking everything at their own pace.”Brooke and her Stoneman Douglas classmates walked out of class at 10 a.m. today and congregated on the school football field for 17 minutes of silence to remember those killed in the Feb. 14 massacre. They were not alone, as thousands of students across the nation and the world plan to join them in similar events at their schools.  “As a Douglas student, I feel like if people from different countries, different continents are showing their support, that it would just be wrong if people from Douglas didn’t,” Brooke said.Parents also flocked to the Parkland school, many yelling, “We’re with you” and chanting “MSD” as the students walked onto the football field, some wearing Marjory Stoneman Douglas T-shirts.“I’m walking out for Alaina,” Brooke said. “I’m walking out so that no one has to see their friend die in front of them. I’m walking out so that no one has to see what I saw.”Gloria DeJesus, whose son, Francisco, attends the school, said she was compelled to be on hand for the walkout to support the students.“It’s been very emotional for all of us and it’s part of our healing,” she told ABC News.Stoneman Douglas student Colton Haab said it was inspiring to see so many of his classmates and students around the globe participating in the walkout.“I believe that almost every single student who attends my school is out on the football field right now,” Colton told ABC News. “I hope that we can definitely make schools safer, that we can make gun laws more strict. I just hope we can make a difference and, hopefully, this will be our last school shooting.”Following the moment of silence, many of the Parkland students left the football field and walked to a nearby park to continuing honoring those killed and to show each other support.  While the classroom walkout was only scheduled to last 17 minutes, students in Parkland at more than 3,000 events across the country continued the demonstration long after.In the 28 days since former Stoneman Douglas student Nikolas Cruz allegedly went on a rampage with an AR-15 assault rifle, the world has changed for the students and nation. The students led the charge to get lawmakers to put new restrictions on guns and convinced President Donald Trump to explore a similar course of action.Prosecutors Tuesday said they will seek the death penalty against Cruz, 19.But even the ultimate punishment for the suspect will likely not make the memories that student Dylan Kraemer has of the shooting any less palpable.“I heard gunshots. It was the first thing — in the hallway. It was really loud and echoed,” Dylan recalled in an interview with “Nightline.”He was in room 1214 of the freshman building when the gunman stormed the hallways, shooting people at random and firing indiscriminately through the rectangular windows of locked classroom doors.“And then I saw the shooter through the little window in the door … I was looking to the side, then I could see him point his gun at me and shoot into my classroom and then I saw two of my friends die and three others get shot… I was thinking that I was going to die, pretty much.” Since the shooting, Brooke said, she keeps thinking of the classmate who was shot multiple times and how she crawled from under her desk across broken glass to apply pressure to his wounds and keep him calm. He survived.  “I remember seeing him in such agonizing pain,” she said, adding that the cries and screams of the classmates around her at that terrifying moment continue to echo in her head.While more police have been placed at her school to guard students, Brooke lamented, “I think, personally, I’m never going to feel 100 percent safe.”The FBI took the blood-spattered shoes and sweater she wore the day of the shooting, she said, but she still has her backpack, now with a bullet hole in it.“I couldn’t believe how lucky I was, that my backpack took a bullet and, thank God, I didn’t,” she said. “Now, that’s going to be forever with me, and that’s forever going to be a memory that happened.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Court decision signals jump in corporate manslaughter cases

first_imgCourt decision signals jump in corporate manslaughter casesOn 1 May 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. High court ruling seen as historic breakthrough in establishing corporateresponsibility for deathsThe number of corporate manslaughter cases looks set to rise following thelandmark ruling against the Crown Prosecution Service in the Simon Jones case. In its historic judgement at the end of March the High Court ordered the CPSto reconsider its decision not to pursue charges against the firm Euromin. Jones, working for Euromin in Shoreham Docks, West Sussex, was killed by agrab crane in April 1998 on his first day at work. The crane was allegedly toolow as a result of procedures designed to save time when unloading ships. But the CPS defended its actions and was considering an appeal against theruling as OH went to press. “While we take account of the judgement and what was said we will stillconsider cases individually,” said a spokeswoman. “Every case isdifferent and has its own facts. Corporate manslaughter is quitedifficult.” The Government is reviewing the law on corporate manslaughter to make iteasier to bring prosecutions where individual culpability is not obvious. Asthe law stands an organisation cannot be found guilty. High Court judges Lord Justice Buxton and Mr Justice Moses said the CPS was”irrational”, and that the dangers inherent in the docks were”plain as a pikestaff”. Labour MP George Galloway, who has championed the cause, said the ruling is”a historic breakthrough in establishing corporate responsibility for thefate of staff to whom they owe a duty of care”. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

Your Move parent group LSL says 43% of furloughed have returned to work

first_imgThe UK’s fourth largest estate agency group LSL has revealed that nearly half of its furloughed staff have returned to work.Following the lockdown, 73% of its 4,000 staff were furloughed and its eight-strong board cut their salaries by a third. This includes key executives such as Group CEO David Stewart, Chairman Simon Embley, finance chief Adam Castleton and Estate Agency Director Helen Buck, all of whom also agreed to halt any pay reviews until further notice.Since the housing market restart some 1,300 or 43% of the firm’s furloughed staff have returned to work.And as of 31st May just over 200 of its Reeds Rains, Your Move and Marsh & Parsons branches out of a total of 231 have re-opened and are available for meetings via a pre-booked appointment.During the seven-week lockdown its residential sales income reduced by 63% while new lettings and renewals reduced by 24%.But its cost-cutting and the effective moth-balling of its ‘essential only’ sales operation during the lockdown worked and LSL says it made a £1.6 million profit during April, albeit down from a £2.9 million profit in the same month last year.“Our ability to respond rapidly and in detail to changing market conditions has meant that our response to the outbreak was decisive and effective,” says David Stewart (left).“This could not have been achieved without a tremendous effort from colleagues working in all parts of the Group.“Their commitment, flexibility and positivity highlights how they remain our greatest asset, and I would like to thank them for their support. “Their health and well-being, and that of our customers, will remain my highest priority.”David Stewart Helen Buck LSL Reeds Rains simon embley Your Move June 5, 2020Nigel 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 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Your Move parent group LSL says 43% of furloughed have returned to work previous nextAgencies & PeopleYour Move parent group LSL says 43% of furloughed have returned to workUK’s fourth largest estate agency which includes Reeds Rains and Marsh & Parsons also says it made a profit during lockdown.Nigel Lewis5th June 202001,427 Viewslast_img read more

US Navy identifies missing USS Stethem sailor

first_img View post tag: US Navy US Navy identifies missing USS Stethem sailor after suspending search Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy identifies missing USS Stethem sailor after suspending search August 6, 2017 After suspending search efforts, the U.S. Navy identified the missing USS Stethem (DDG 63) sailor as Lt. Steven D. Hopkins.Hopkins was reported missing and assumed overboard on August 1, during what the navy described as routine operations in the South China Sea.USS Stethem was 140 miles of Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, when the incident happened.In addition to navy ships from the U.S. and Japan, Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (Navy) ships contributed to the search which was suspended on August 4.Hopkins, a Texas native who received his commission at the Citadel in May 2009 and reported to Stethem in July 2017. His previous tours include USS Ramage (DDG 61), USS Normandy (CG 60), and Operational Test and Evaluation Force.The navy said the incident was currently under investigation.center_img Share this article Authorities View post tag: USS Stethemlast_img read more