The man who wants to get the SFO ready for business

first_img Monday 21 March 2011 8:10 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Share KCS-content whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child The man who wants to get the SFO ready for business The country’s top fraudbuster Richard Alderman may be retiring next year but after arresting Robert and Vincent Tchenguiz he has very publicly taken on the fight of his life. Earlier this month, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), of which the 58-year-old Alderman is the director, briefly arrested and questioned the billionaire brothers along with seven others and seized computers from their central London offices under the glare of the world’s press. All nine were subsequently released without charge.The raid is part of the SFO’s investigation into the collapse of the Icelandic bank Kaupthing in 2008, to which the brothers were connected. The raid led to Bank of America Merrill Lynch pulling a £125m loan to the brothers, which in turn led to the collapse of part of their empire, the property management unit Peverel.The Tchenguizes complain they have been used as scapegoats for the troubled investigator to try and rebuild its reputation. Robert has hired lawyers to see if the SFO acted within the law. Vincent has also threatened to sue the SFO. The SFO maintains it has acted properly.The 23-year-old public body desperately needs to win a high-profile case because it has gained notoriety as an investigator that embarks on lengthy cases that all too often fail to get prosecutions.Observers often look at the US and point to the way its prosecutors are regularly able to win meaningful convictions. Bernard Madoff is currently serving 150 years for running a £50bn ponzi scheme.Last year, chancellor George Osborne dammed the whole of the country’s fraud investigators – the SFO, the Financial Services Authority, the Office of Fair Trading and the fraud section in the Crown Prosecution Service – which are tasked with battling the £38bn a year the government estimates is lost to fraud. Osborne said: “We are very, very bad at prosecuting white-collar crime.”Alderman leans forward in his seat in a meeting room in the SFO’s grey building on the edge of the City and says: “Considering what we do we have produced very good results. But can we do better? Yes, we can.”But the truth is that the SFO, which employs 300 people, is running out of time. The coalition says it plans to merge this body, along with a number of other fraud units into the Economic Crime Agency (ECA) once a consultation has been concluded. Alderman would like to see Margaret Cole, head of enforcement at the Financial Services Authority, head the new agency.It also seems that governments have been losing faith in the SFO for some time now. When Alderman took over from the previous director Robert Wardle in April 2008, his budget was £55m. It is currently £35m, and Alderman says “in a few years” it will fall again to £28m.But this has not stopped Alderman fighting hard for new powers for the ECA when it opens up for business. “I want to see it start life with the right tools,” he says.The first item on his wishlist is the power to handle deferred prosecutions. This is when a firm admits a charge, pays a fine, changes its practices, and as long as the same offence is not committed again within a certain period of time, the offence no longer counts against the business.“This will need legislation,” says a courtly and candid Alderman. “But my colleagues in the US say this is one of the most effective methods they have in their armoury.”He would also like to see the introduction of plea negotiations “which is a better way of handling big cases, particularly when they cover a number of jurisdictions.”The SFO director would also like to see judges getting involved in cases earlier. He says: “They would not sit in on negotiations, but they would be kept informed of what is being proposed. The SFO would need the approval of a judge before reaching a plea agreement.”Often in the past the agency has spent years preparing a case – only to have the judge criticise the settlement, or throw the case out after only a few days in court.Reliance on whistleblowers is key for every investigator. In late 2008, at the height of the financial crisis, the SFO set up a whistleblowers’ hotline hoping to catch frauds that a shrinking market was expected to expose.But he says: “I was expecting far more, it was a little disappointing.” Part of the reason for this is that Robert Dougall, the whistleblower in the DePuy International case, which involved executives paying Greek officials £4.5m to use its medical products, was sentenced to 12 months in jail last April. This was later suspended on appeal but the damage was done.Alderman says: “This sent out a message. It led to fewer whistleblowers coming forward as well as a dip in the quality of information. Although some good stuff is beginning to come forward again.”He adds that a whistleblower coming forward with good information and no involvement in the case is a “perfect scenario”, but not a common one. Often the whistleblower will have played some part in the fraud.The SFO director welcomes the Bribery Act, which is currently in consultation and has proved to be extremely controversial, triggering widespread opposition. But he says “corporate worries are misplaced” and the bill will not criminalise corporate hospitality. He adds: “This is good for the SFO. Honest companies should not be put at a competitive disadvantage because a rival pays an official a bribe to win a contract.”Since Alderman arrived almost three years ago he has tried to streamline the way the body works as well as boost its caseload. He says cases were “too complex and covered too many issues.” He adds that its prosecutions are now “much sharper” and as a result under his tenure the average time it takes to bring a case to court has dropped from five years to 13 months. In the year before Alderman took over, the body handled 63 cases. It currently has 103 cases on its books.As part of Alderman’s new broom, he set up a challenge panel, where the senior directors judge the cases the SFO’s teams prepare on a monthly, or weekly basis if necessary. The panel has the power to change the direction of an investigation or close it down altogether.As a result, under his watch he says the body’s conviction rate has risen from 62 per cent to 92 per cent. But critics complain that many of these convictions are against individual conmen rather than large corporations. They point to the 14 defendants in the Operation Holbein NHS drugs price-fixing case who walked free in 2008 after the judge threw out the SFO’s case before it reached a jury. The case had taken eight years to assemble at a cost of £40m.The two cases that frame Alderman’s time at the SFO both concern UK defence contractor BAE Systems. The first was the Saudi Arabian Al-Yamamah arms deal bribery case, which was stopped by the UK government in 2006 after the Saudis threatened to withhold security information. This came before Alderman took office, but the body was badly wounded. He was brought in to help restore its confidence. He decided to go after BAE again, this time for corruption involving a number of contracts in countries including Tanzania, the Czech Republic and South Africa. The SFO settled this case last February, with BAE pleading guilty to accounting technicalities but not to bribery. The contractor paid the SFO a £30m fine, and the US Department of Justice (DoJ) £255.7m. The SFO had originally said it would pursue a £1bn fine.Alderman says: “The BAE settlement was as good as I could get. A lot of the fines related to central and Eastern Europe and the DoJ had jurisdiction there. I would have liked more cash.”The SFO boss says that because many of the corporate cases his body investigates involve multinationals, a lot of the settlements involve the US or other regulators. However, the problem with working with US regulators is that the SFO too often comes out of it looking second best.Alderman admits: “We are four to five years behind where the Americans are in prosecuting corporate crime. Part of it is that we have to demonstrate a board has a ‘directing mind’ to win a corporate prosecution. The US doesn’t have such a high standard. If anyone in a US firm commits a crime where the intention is the firm should benefit, the corporation is responsible.”Alderman has also worked hard to change the problematic working culture of the SFO. After the collapse of the first BAE case five years ago, former New York prosecutor Jessica de Grazia was brought in by the UK government to report on the body. She found it was “a demoralised and underperforming agency” with a strong drinking culture where competent staff were “blocked by inadequate management and leadership.”Alderman accepted many of de Grazia’s findings and five of the body’s top 15 leaders left the organisation within six months of him joining the agency. He also appointed accountants to head case teams, where before they had always been led by lawyers, to demonstrate that there is no glass ceiling on talent under his leadership. He says: “The place did have a reputation as a lawyer’s club run from the pub. When I came here I made it clear I did not drink. And I made it clear that a booze culture was not acceptable.”He says that although morale has improved, the impact of the agency’s looming merger cannot be overlooked.“If you talk to people now about the cases, their faces light up. It is uniquely satisfying doing this type of work,” he says. “But when they think about the ECA, people here think: have I got a future? Should I look for another job? All I can tell people is that they are doing a job that society needs, and they should do it to the best of their ability. But even then there are no guarantees.” Richard Alderman has worked hard to improve the UK’s approach to corporate crime. Until he succeeds in a high-profile prosecution, however, the jury will remain out on how succesful he has been.CV | RICHARD ALDERMANAge: 58Work: Before joining the Serious Fraud Office Alderman worked as the director of national teams and special civil investigations at HM Revenue & Customs, overseeing tax investigations; from 2003 to 2005, he was the director of the Inland Revenue’s special compliance office; in 2002, he was invited by the Attorney-General and Treasury Solicitor to work with the Home Office in setting up the now-merged Assets Recovery Agency. Education: University College, London; read law; studied for the bar at Gray’s InnFamily: Married, one daughter. Lives: North London Tags: NULLlast_img read more

3 reasons why there really might be a 2nd stock market crash

first_img Enter Your Email Address 3 reasons why there really might be a 2nd stock market crash Is there going to be a second stock market crash? By that, I mean will the FTSE 100 plunge below the 5,000 level again, like it did in March? Here are three reasons why there really could be another crash.Covid-19 crashCall it a second wave, call it a continuation of the first wave, call it what you like. Covid-19 cases are on the rise again around the world. Germany has a new lockdown, but the USA is where the biggest threat seems to be now. In the latest news, New York has imposed quarantine rules on people entering from eight states were cases are climbing again. Texas and Florida look like they’re heading for record daily cases again.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…While the pandemic looked like slowing and lockdowns were being opened up, I think investors have been becoming complacent. Well, almost everyone has. In the light of these, and other, developments, we’ve already seen the FTSE 100 falling again. But the coronavirus alone might not be enough to precipitate a renewed stock market crash.Economic forecastsWe knew the pandemic crisis was going to hit the UK economy in 2020. But did any of us expect things to be as bad as the latest forecasts suggest?The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is now predicting a 10.2% shrinkage this year, one of the worst in the world. With around a third of UK workers furloughed, we’re set to underperform the predicted world average fall of 8%. France, Italy and Spain are tipped to do even worse than us, but most of the rest of the world could be heading for less pain.An economic collapse is certainly one way to trigger a stock market crash, and if things are as bad as the IMF suggests, a second one might be just around the corner.Double dips happenDon’t things often seem bad, appear to brighten up, and then look sour again? I think it’s part of human nature. We do, so often, tend to overreact to bad news. Then we cheer up a bit when we’ve taken stock, but that is so often premature and the early optimism can turn out to be misplaced.Only when we’ve been through these initial ups and downs do we take a longer and more rational look at things. If enough investors decide the next year is going to be worse for stocks than they’d originally suspected, the stock market crash really could resume.Stock market crash responseSelling out when shares are in a slump seems to me to be the obviously wrong approach. I think it’s the exact opposite of what we should be doing. Look back at each previous stock market crash throughout history, and after every single one of them we had a strong recovery. And shares went on to resume their long-term upward march.But when will the true recovery really start? Well, we can’t know that until some time after it’s happened and we’ve missed out on some very cheap shares. So I say lose any thoughts of trying to time things. If you see shares you like that you think are cheap, just buy them. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Alan Oscroft | Sunday, 28th June, 2020 center_img Views expressed in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Alan Oscroftlast_img read more

My brother Jimmy

first_img Amen EJ! Well said and so very true. I pray that im leaving behind good memories for my family to remember. November 11, 2018 at 1:16 am 4 COMMENTS Reply November 11, 2018 at 8:57 am Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Ah Yes Our LOVED ones Who have Passed Live On in our memories May we also Provide Pleasant Memories to Those We leave Behind ! Reply Reply My brother Steve passed prematurely. He carried the nickname Apple Blossom because it was claimed that his diapers didn’t smell like the typical diedee usually smells. He is missed. Yes, we all miss Steve. May we always remember and smile with the memory. May he rest in peace. I love you Steve. You sure were cute when you were a baby, it’s too bad you got over it. Chaz Reply Don Lindsey You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Don Lindsey is a follower of Christ, son, husband, father, and a survivor.  Originally from Dayton Ohio, and resident of Apopka for six years, Don sees his life as a dedication to his wife, parents, children, and community. charles towne Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. InspirationBy Don LindseyNovember 14th will mark the ten-year anniversary of my brother Jimmy’s passing.  I’m quite sure that we all have lost loved ones who we still miss deeply no matter how long they’ve been gone and for me Jimmy is at the top of that list along with my grandmothers.Being fourteen years older than me, Monkey (a nickname was given to him by our mother because he would climb everything as a child) was my third oldest sibling and drew a lot of the babysitting duties while my parents were at work.  Now that I think about it, most of my early memories are with either Jimmy or my “youngest” brother (12 years older) Mike.  Both of them always kept me busy going places or doing something together, and for Jimmy, it was spending time at the great Miami River not that far from where we lived.Most of the time we met friends of our family that my brothers and sister had gone to school with and people I grew up around.  They would build a fire, fish some and I’d walk down the bank a bit and skip rocks across the water.  The part of town that we were in was a busy section, yet somehow in that little-wooded area, it felt as if we were inside of a vast jungle in some other part of the world.  I can still smell the smoke of the fire and hear my brother’s laughter as he and his friends exchanged jokes and stories.Other memories from that period include him taking me to parks to play basketball, and to the movies where we saw such classics as the first Star Trek movie.  He was always looking for us to do things, and now that I look back, I appreciate the time he spent with me more than I can explain.I also appreciate some of the things that he had to go through in his life.  Born with a hole in his heart, he had to go through open heart surgery as a very young child, and this caused some developmental issues.  He also got hit by a car around the age of five, crossing the road to go to the same river he took me to all those years later which broke almost every bone in his body leaving him in traction for many months.  He would recover from these severe injuries and conditions and as a result, lived life to the fullest.We still spent a lot of time around each other even when we got older. Most of the times were either involved with working the same jobs or catching up over some beer and a night out. Working with him was some of the most fun I can remember having as an adult.  He could make you laugh no matter how bad your day was. Once I left our job and moved, we didn’t spend as much time with each other, and a couple of years later, he went into a nursing home due to issues related to liver disease.  He stayed there for the last two years of his life, and I’m grateful to say that I got to see him every chance I got.  Even during some of the worst situations that he faced, he still worried about my mother and other members of the family and he still had that uncanny superpower to make me laugh when all I wanted to do was cry.Jimmy was 48 when he passed away.  That’s way too early in my opinion, but when I think back to how he lived his life, I’m inspired because he always tried to get the most out of what he had.  I realize that he left me a big lesson in that regard because life is a gift and not getting everything out of it is a waste of that gift.  I understand now that I learned a lot from that man and while I miss him dearly, the memories we shared and the love I have for him, still keep him with me. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply November 11, 2018 at 3:42 pm Don Lindsey TAGSDon LindseyInspiration Previous articleApopka resident named National Association of Realtors Global AmbassadorNext articleThe twin evils of lying and gossip Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR EJ Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 November 11, 2018 at 3:44 pm Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Sorry to hear that Chuck, the pain of losing a brother never goes away I’m learning, but the good memories last a lifetime. God bless Chuck.last_img read more

That time Sean Maloney got in amongst victorious Lions fans

first_imgFriday Jul 7, 2017 That time Sean Maloney got in amongst victorious Lions fans As we all get excited for the third and final Test of this fascinating British and Irish Lions series, here is a look at what happened when Sean Maloney and Stephen Hoiles watched the second Test in Wellington with Lions fans last weekend. Bring on the decider!View the New Zealand and Lions teamsheetsADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error British & Irish Lions 2017 Related Articles 195 WEEKS AGO The 2017 Lions tour documentary looks epic… 203 WEEKS AGO The Impact of British and Irish Lions Tours… 204 WEEKS AGO Jordie Barrett’s casual booming dropgoal… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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

The Phoenix Releases New White Paper on the Critical Importance of Positive Social Connections,…

first_img WhatsApp Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Local NewsBusiness Twitter Pinterest Pinterest TAGS  Previous articleMaking strides in GVHD patient care: The power behind a winning ideaNext articleChampionship pedigree: Chiefs rarely falter in tense moments Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img Nearly 9 out of 10 members (ranging from 85 to 94%) reported making gains in the five common characteristics of a successful recovery process (connection, hope, identity, meaningful life and empowerment).Of members who were new to recovery, 70% reported they were more motivated to stay sober.Of members who were new to recovery that experienced relapse, nearly three-quarters (74%) had returned to sobriety and reported that The Phoenix helped them get back on track. DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– As substance use disorder claims the lives of more than 150,000 Americans annually, new research demonstrates that being part of a healing community that leverages meaningful activities and a sober active lifestyle play a significant role in recovery. The Phoenix, a nonprofit organization that fosters a supportive, sober active community for individuals recovering from substance use disorder, has released a white paper that showcases the critical importance of affiliation with a healing community and friendships derived from engagement in meaningful activities such as fitness, mindfulness and music as pathway to sustained abstinence. The white paper, titled “ Theoretical Framework and Impact of The Phoenix Sober Active Community Model,” showcases positive impacts associated with participation in The Phoenix community. The white paper is authored by The Phoenix’s lead researchers, Jacki Hillios, PhD and Brett Wyker, MS, and presents findings from analysis of internal data sourced from member evaluation surveys completed between May 2018 – October 2019. “Multiple studies have concluded that positive social connection, purpose and active forms of coping are directly correlated with sustained recovery for individuals with substance use disorder,” said Jacki Hillios, PhD, Deputy Executive Director for The Phoenix. “The Phoenix leverages the social benefits of group activities to introduce individuals to a supportive recovery community. With this approach, we create an environment where our members can explore a sober lifestyle and experience self-directed growth.” The research detailed in the white paper finds that supportive and healing social network engagement is critical to relapse prevention and sustained recovery. The Phoenix theory of change focuses on two key strategies: 1) Providing access to active and meaningful group activities and 2) Building a restorative social network of peers in an emotionally safe environment. Key findings from The Phoenix’s data in the white paper include:After three months of active engagement with The Phoenix community87% of members remained sober. Within this group of members:81% of those new to recovery report maintaining their sobriety.94% of members who identified as being in long-term recovery report maintaining their sobriety. WhatsApp Leveraging this unique sober active community model, The Phoenix is poised to help millions of people heal from substance use disorder and thrive in recovery. The Phoenix offers in-person and virtual programming, including CrossFit ®, group fitness, yoga, meditation, music and other social events free for anyone with a minimum 48 hours of continuous sobriety from alcohol and nonprescription medications. A full schedule of programming is available at “We are proud of the impact being made by The Phoenix, but we know that there is much more work ahead to support the more than 23 million Americans in recovery,” said Scott Strode, Founder and Executive Director of The Phoenix. “As we set our sights on impacting one million lives over the next five years, The Phoenix is committed to building a sober active community that is inclusive and empowers members to leverage social connectivity and physical activity to continue on their recovery journey.” Since 2006, The Phoenix’s free sober active community has inspired more than 42,000 people across America to believe they have the strength to rise from the ashes of addiction through the support of those who are walking that very same path. Through its brick and mortar locations in major municipalities across the U.S., such as Boston, Mass., Denver, Colo., and Costa Mesa, Calif., along with an extensive online offering through live-stream and virtual programming, the nonprofit organization aims to redefine the addiction recovery process through its innovative model that is designed to facilitate human connection in a supportive environment and eradicate the stigma of addiction. Physical and other group-focused activity is the mechanism through which The Phoenix introduces individuals to the safe and supportive ‘sober active community’ at the heart of the program’s success. For a free download of the white paper, please visit About The Phoenix The Phoenix is a nonprofit organization that fosters a free sober active community for individuals recovering from substance use disorder and those who choose to live a sober life. Since launching programs in Colorado in 2006, more than 42,000 people have walked through their doors nationally. By leveraging the intrinsic power of physical activity and social connection, participants build confidence and find the support they need to live productive and fulfilling lives in recovery. The Phoenix events are free to anyone with at least 48 hours of continuous sobriety from alcohol and nonprescription drugs. Instructors are either in recovery themselves or supporters with a strong tie to the mission and desire to make a difference. The Phoenix helps individuals rise from the ashes of addiction and pursue lives full of hope. For programming, follow The Phoenix on Facebook or visit for more information. View source version on CONTACT: Media Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications:[email protected] 617-861-3657 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA COLORADO INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HOSPITALS FITNESS & NUTRITION HEALTH MENTAL HEALTH SOURCE: The Phoenix Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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11 home repossession orders in Donegal between January and June

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Previous articleCarndonagh Courthouse survey to be prioritisedNext articleToland and Barrett set for Euro action against Montenegro News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th 11 home repossession orders in Donegal between January and June Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – September 3, 2019 Twitter 11 home repossession orders were granted in Donegal between January and June this year, nine of them relating to family homes.Nationally, 314 home repossessions were granted in Irish courts in the first half of the year, 246 of them relating to family homes.According to details released under the Freedom of Information Act, banks were given permission to repossess 290 homes in circuit and district courts in the first six months this year.48 orders were granted in Dublin, which was closely followed by Meath, where banks got the go-ahead to repossess 40 homes.There were 30 granted in Cork, 20 in Kildare and 15 in Offaly.The only counties were banks didn’t get permission to repossess homes were Kilkenny and Sligo.A further 24 orders were granted in the High Court. Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

‘Porch Portraits’ preserve memories

first_img Published 10:55 pm Monday, April 6, 2020 Book Nook to reopen Bess Dunn, a Charles Henderson Middle School student and a self-taught photographer, has found a way to fill her free time and capture Easter 2020 moments for families in Troy with StayHome Easter Porch Portraits by Bess Dunn.Families are invited to dress in their Easter attire and pose for a family portrait on their porches, prepared for shooting. Jennifer Dunn will drive her daughter to the photo shoot and, from a distance of six feet or more, Bess will shoot the family and will be assisted by her sister.The idea for the Easter Porch Portraits came from a friend, Jessica Webb, whose cousin lives in Mississippi. You Might Like Local nursing home resident tests positive for COVID-19 A resident at a Troy nursing home facility has tested positive for COVID-19. Troy Health and Rehabilitation was notified on… read more Skip Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits ‘Porch Portraits’ preserve memories By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson She has 11 appointments scheduled  for and has dedicated much of her week to shootings.Bess’ interest in photography began with taking sport photos of her brother, Benton, who played three sports. “We are members of First United Methodist Church in Troy and Bess has attended Camp Blue Lake where she has taken photography classes,” Jennifer said. “She enjoys photography and is excited about the Easter Porch Portraits.”The portraits are $20 and arrangements  may be made by calling 334-672-2416 or visiting Bess on social media on Facebook or Instagram. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… “They are doing porch portraits there and Bess thought it would be good idea to shoot Easter Porch Portraits in Troy,” Jennifer Dunn said. “Easter is normally a very happy time but having to stay home this year is very different. Families will not have the opportunity to go to church together at this special time of year. So, an Easter Porch Portrait will be very meaningful.”Bess Dunn Photography will be taking Easter Porch Portraits all week through Friday. Bess will e-mail all images that she takes to the families. She has emailed nearly 40 images to the Forrest Lee family. His daughter, Abby, is a photographer and Bess was honored to be able to photograph her and her family. Email the author By The Penny Hoarder Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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

Weather warnings for NHS

first_img Comments are closed. Health “weather forecasts” designed to give early warnings ofincreases in illness are being tested at five sites around England. The comprehensive forecasts are being drawn up by Oxfordshire GP Dr WilliamBird, along with the Meteorological Office, Oxford University and the PublicHealth Laboratory Service. It is being tested at hospitals in Leeds, Wolverhampton, Reading, Plymouthand north London. Weather forecasts already include information on ultraviolet sunlightradiation, pollen counts and warnings of freezing temperatures. But the newforecasts are designed to give an accurate prediction of likely extra strain onthe system from weather that can lead to increases in illnesses, such asrespiratory or flu. Myocardial infarction and strokes, can be clearly linked to very cold snaps,and snow often results in an increase in broken bones, not after the actualsnowfall, but during the freeze several days later. A Met Office spokesman said, “We hope to predict demand on NHS bodies,particularly doctor’s surgeries. When temperatures reach a certain point, youcan predict quite accurately the demand you get from certain ailments.” Previous Article Next Article Weather warnings for NHSOn 1 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Outsourcing may help hotels giant cut costs

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Outsourcing may help hotels giant cut costsOn 27 Jul 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Theglobal InterContinental Hotels Group hopes to reduce HR costs by 30 per cent aspart of a drive to cut operating costs by $100m (£54m).ChrisPaull, vice-president global hire to retire, central shared servicesdepartment, said the company had examined outsourcing opportunities, andquickly managed to implement a change process, including an outsourcingpackage, which goes live this month.“Therewas an attitude change in organisation,” he said. “Our hotels need to be worldclass. The whole of HR does not need to be at a world-class level – it needs tobe ‘good enough’.Startingin early 2003, InterContinental built a business case in two months, receivingoutline approval from the board in March that year.Paullsaid the process was aided by a restructured HR team that breaks HR into threefunctions – a global team focused on top talent management, a regional HR teamfor support, and a central shared services team focused on back-end processing.“Therewere five people in the project team so we could move very quickly, which was abig advantage,” he said. “Eighteen months ago, we would have had to involvemany people in decisions. Now it is very simple.“OtherHR practitioners often get frustrated. They see the opportunity for processimprovement, but the number of stakeholders [involved in the process] makesthis difficult,” he said.InterContinentalselected ADP to manage its payroll in the US and the UK and also time andattendance in the US, supporting a total of 30,000 employees.Paullsaid the change ‘sold itself’ to the senior management team due to the savings.ByQuentin Readelast_img read more

Weber State Men’s Basketball Announcement On Spectators At Home Basketball Games

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Per a Monday announcement, Weber State men’s basketball confirmed it has decided, along with the university’s women’s basketball program, to commence the 2020-21 season without spectators at the Dee Events Center.This announcement comes on the heels of rising covid-19 case numbers in Utah and more specifically the Weber-Morgan Health Department. This also coincides with Weber State’s commitment to the well-being of student-athletes, coaches, staff and the community.Athletic director Tim Crompton stated the university anticipates the time when fans can be welcomed back into the Dee Events Center safely.A determination concerning spectators at Weber State basketball games will be made at a future date to allow for possible flexibility concerning conditions surrounding covid-19. Written by Tags: Weber State Men’s Basketball November 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Announcement On Spectators At Home Basketball Games Brad Jameslast_img read more