Close Brothers boosted by banking arm

first_img whatsapp Close Brothers boosted by banking arm John Dunne Financial services group Close Brothers said it was confident of posting solid results for 2011, with growth in its main banking arm offsetting slight losses at its asset management unit.“Given the result year to date, overall we remain confident we will deliver a satisfactory performance for the 2011 financial year,” the company said.Close Brothers, whose services include merchant broking, securities dealing and asset management, said its core banking arm had loan book growth of ten per cent for the five months to 31 December.It added that while the bad debt ratio for its banking arm was slightly higher compared with a year earlier due to writedowns on property, the division had maintained a strong net interest margin.Close Brothers is restructuring its asset management division.Close Brothers said the asset management unit had made an unspecified “small loss” over the period, although total funds under management rose 19 per cent to £8.8bn. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Friday 21 January 2011 2:53 amcenter_img Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.com whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼last_img read more

SkyCity Auckland to remain closed until 31 August

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 26th August 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Casino & games SkyCity Auckland to remain closed until 31 August Email Addresscenter_img SkyCity Entertainment Group’s Auckland casino will remain closed until 31 August, after the New Zealand government extended its Alert Level 3 restrictions in place for the city to that date.The operator shut the Auckland casino on 12 August after the NZ government moved Auckland to Level 3 of its novel coronavirus (Covid-19) alert system and introduced a three-day lockdown in the city.Alert Level 3 states community transmission may be occurring and new clusters could emerge, but can be controlled through testing and contact tracing.People must stay at and work from home if possible, and while businesses can open premises, they cannot physically interact with customers. Public venues must also stay closed, but gatherings of up to 10 people are permitted with social distancing.This week, Prime Minister Jacinda Adern announced that the city would stay at Alert Level 3 after there had been no significant change in its Covid-19 infection rate, until at least 11:59pm on 30 August. After this point, Adern said that Auckland could be downgraded to Alert Level 2, which would in turn relax some restrictions and allow certain businesses to reopen.Alert Level 2 includes measures that prepare regions for a potential increase in cases, and also sets out that household transmission, single or isolated cluster outbreaks could be happening.Measures here allow businesses to open to the public if they follow public health guidance, but hospitality companies must keep groups separated, seated and served by a single person. Event facilities – including casinos – can open, but must limit capacity to a maximum of 100 people and ensure patrons do not mix.In response, SkyCity said it will keep its Auckland facilities closed until the alert level is reduced at midnight on 30 August. The operator had been due to reopen its properties today (26 August) prior to the alert level extension.When the locations do reopen, SkyCity will keep in place the physical distancing and hygiene measures that were in effect when it was operating at Alert Level 2, and which remain effective at its facilities in Hamilton and Queenstown.SkyCity’s Auckland casino reopened on 14 May having been shut since 23 March when the country entered lockdown, and returned to near-normal operations on 9 June after New Zealand downgraded its Covid-19 alert to its lowest level.New Zealand recorded five new cases of Covid-19 today, though none of were reported in Auckland. Regions: Oceania Australia Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter SkyCity Entertainment Group’s Auckland casino will remain closed until 31 August, after the New Zealand government extended its Alert Level 3 restrictions in place for the city until that date.last_img read more

Worried about relying on the State Pension? I’d invest in FTSE 100 stocks today

first_imgWorried about relying on the State Pension? I’d invest in FTSE 100 stocks today While the State Pension provides a useful income in retirement, it is unlikely to be adequate for most people to live on comfortably in older age. At the present time, for example, it amounts to just £8,767 per year. That’s around a third of the average annual salary in the UK, and suggests that most people will be unable to enjoy financial freedom in older age without a second income.As such, now could be the right time to buy a range of FTSE 100 shares. They could deliver an impressive income return, as well as long-term growth potential. They could reduce your reliance on the State Pension and improve your financial situation in retirement.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…Growth potentialThe FTSE 100 may not be viewed as an index that offers strong growth credentials by many investors, but its track record suggests otherwise. The notion that larger companies do not generally offer improving earnings and share price growth is not reflected in the FTSE 100’s performance since it was formed in 1984.Since then, it has recorded an annualised capital growth rate of almost 6%. When its dividend returns are also included, its total returns per annum are around 9%. As such, investors who have a number of years left until they are likely to retire may wish to invest in a diverse range of FTSE 100 shares to gain an impressive return that could lead to a generous nest egg in older age.Furthermore, with the index currently containing a number of stocks that appear to trade on low valuations, its future returns could be relatively impressive. With risks such as the coronavirus and political uncertainty in the US and Europe causing investor sentiment to weaken in recent months, now could be the right time to buy large-cap shares while they are undervalued.Income prospectsAs well as its growth potential, the index also offers an impressive income return. It currently yields around 4.4%, but many of its members have higher income returns. In fact, it may be possible for an investor to build a portfolio of FTSE 100 shares that together have an annual income return above and beyond that of the index. In doing so, they could generate a high passive income from their capital compared to other income-producing assets such as cash and bonds.Looking ahead, the FTSE 100’s income prospects look set to improve. The index’s broad geographic exposure means that it could benefit from the strong growth outlooks for emerging economies, while it could provide diversity at a time when the prospects for the UK economy are relatively uncertain.As such, for investors who are concerned about being reliant on a disappointing State Pension in older age, the FTSE 100 could offer significant appeal – especially while it seems to offer good value for money. 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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. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Street solicitation works for Concern

first_img  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Street solicitation works for Concern Howard Lake | 15 June 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Tagged with: Individual giving Ireland Research / statistics Despite the criticism of face-to-face, or direct dialogue as Concern calls it, the results have been spectacular for the charity.In 2000 Concern had 13,000 donors who gave on a regular basis. Within two years that figure had risen to 155,000. Almost two thirds of that increase resulted directly from on-street efforts. The Dublin team have raised ‚€1.5 million alone. Concern’s direct dialogue teams operate in Belfast, London and Glasgow. Advertisementlast_img read more

Vilsack Urges Rural Americans to Change Their Mindset

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Vilsack Urges Rural Americans to Change Their Mindset Source: NAFB News Service Vilsack outlined a few priorities and opportunities that are growth driven – including a focus on more promotion of local and regional food systems to help small producers and help repopulate some rural communities. Unless rural Americans change their perspective and respond and react to the challenges they face – Vilsack says the capacity or rural America and its power and its reach will continue to decline SHARE Facebook Twitter Ag Secretary Vilsack asked the 2012 Farm Journal Forum attendees why the U.S. doesn’t have a farm bill. He attributes it not just to differences of policy – but the fact that Rural America is becoming less relevant to the politics of this country with its shrinking population. Vilsack says rural Americans need to recognize that and begin to reverse it – his point being rural residents are the ones who have written off the future of rural areas because many have adopted a preservation mindset – not a growth mindset. By Gary Truitt – Dec 28, 2012 Vilsack Urges Rural Americans to Change Their Mindset SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleSeed Consultants Market Watch Morning Comment with Gary Wilhelmi 12/28/2012Next articleIndiana’s Hog Inventory Unchanged, US Down Slightly Gary Truittlast_img read more

Win cinema tickets

first_imgFILM REVIEW – Zombieland 2: Double Tap FILM REVIEW: Ad Astra Film makers attending ‘Land Without God’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Twitter Email Previous articleLimerick nail gun attack case sent to Special Criminal CourtNext articleFormer Munster rugby star avoids jail term over assault Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Win more than €1,000 wedding prize for one lucky couple with Strand Hotel and Matthew Stephens Jewellers NewsLocal NewsWin cinema ticketsBy Alan Jacques – October 28, 2016 625 center_img Linkedin Print Facebook ODEON Limerick is this week giving away one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of your choice at their cinema at the Castletroy Shopping Centre.To be in with a chance, answer the following question and email your answer to [email protected] by 9am on Tuesday, November 1.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Who directed ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’?A. John CarpenterB. Sam RaimiC. Mike Flanagan FILM REVIEW: Joker WhatsApp FILM REVIEW: 1917 TAGScompetitionOdeon CinemaOdeon LimerickOuijaOuija: Origin of Evil last_img read more

Virus-muffled Mardi Gras hits New Orleans’ party-loving soul

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 13, 2021 WhatsApp Previous articleWhich GOP senators are seen as possible votes against Trump?Next articleHumphries in contention midway through monobob title race Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebook Twittercenter_img People walk past parts of Mardi Gras floats past and present, at Mardi Gras World, where Kern Studios creates and stores some of their floats, in New Orleans, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. New Orleans’ annual pre-Lenten Mardi Gras celebration is muted this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Parades canceled. Bars closed. Crowds suppressed. Mardi Gras joy is muted this year in New Orleans as authorities seek to stifle the coronavirus’s spread. And it’s a blow to the tradition-bound city’s party-loving soul. Facebook Virus-muffled Mardi Gras hits New Orleans’ party-loving soul TAGS  Pinterest Local NewsBusinessPeopleLifestyleUS Newslast_img read more

Fishermen welcome first step in scrapping of transferable fishing quotas

first_img Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Previous article£800,000 worth of herbal cannabis seized in DerryNext articleLetterkenny Council answers questions on traffic congestion, parking and litering News Highland Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Donegal fishermen have welcomed an agreement by the Council of Ministers in Europe to scrap the issuing of transferable fishing quotas.There are fears the move would have meant the privatisation of the Irish Fishing Industry, with the possibility of Irish Quotas being sold off to other European States to the highest bidder.This is only the first step however as the EU Parliament has the final say on the European Commission proposal.Most feel the introduction of transferable quotas would be the death knell for coastal communities in Donegal.Sean O’Donoghue of the Killybegs Fishermens Organisation says its crucial the EU Parliament back the Council of Ministers:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/seano1pmFISH.mp3[/podcast] Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Fishermen welcome first step in scrapping of transferable fishing quotas Google+ Newsx Adverts Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – May 15, 2012 Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Roadworks to begin on Pearse Road from tomorrow

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Roadworks to begin on Pearse Road from tomorrow Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleStatus orange rain warning in place for DonegalNext article‘No minister for huge part of the country’ – O’Connell News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – June 28, 2020 Google+ Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Irish Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council, are carrying out upgrade works to the existing Road Surface on Pearse Road.This is part of the Letterkenny sewerage scheme upgrade works carried out.The works are programmed to last for 8 days commencing tomorrow, Monday 29th June.Work will take place Monday to Friday, outside normal business working hours from 6:30pm to 7:30am. Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Peanut Drop adds alternative for New Year’s Eve

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 10:32 pm Thursday, December 25, 2014 Peanut Drop adds alternative for New Year’s Eve By Blood Sugar Blaster Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “The first year, we had an encouraging crowd of people show up,” Rich said. “Last year, we had a good crowd and, this year, we hope to crowd the street for the Peanut Drop and the countdown to the Year 2015.”The New Year’s Eve party will get underway at 7:30 p.m. with Brent Holmes in concert at studio 116.“Brent is a hometown singer and songwriter,” Rich said.“He is based in Nashville but travels all around the country entertaining crowds with his down-home humor. Brent is a talented musician as well. He writes songs about the things he knows. So, he be singing about things were know about, too.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration When the countdown to the New Year begins in New York City’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve, about 100 million Americans will chime in from parties and homes all across the nation.But, many Pike Countians will not be among them.They will be counting down their own time ball in the third annual Peanut Drop on South Main Street in downtown Brundidge. Chris Rich and his wife, Sara Dismukes, owners and directors of studio 116, had the idea of the time ball drop as a way of bringing fun and excitement to a small Alabama town on New Year’s Eve. But, the ball had to have some significance or the drop would be meaningless.Rich had attended the annual Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge for several years and he knew something of the history of the peanut butter mills in the town. And, he also knew that peanuts have a storied history in the local economy. So, why not a peanut drop?Rich and his wife are talented artists so they designed a three-foot, mirrored peanut and Rich constructed the time ball that was perfect for a town with a proud history in the peanut butter industry. Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Print Article Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Holmes writes about home and the locals who attend his concert just might recognize the some of the people and places in his songs. In a previous concert at studio 116, some people were surprised to recognize themselves in Holmes’ songs.Following Holmes’ concert, everyone will be invited to the Disco Peanut Dance Party at studio 116.There is no admission charge, however, donations to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital will be appreciated.The Peanut Drop will count down to the New Year. Horns will blast, bells will ring and cheers will fill the town as Old Father Time gives way to 2015.“We invite everyone to make plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Brundidge,” Rich said. “It’s not New York but it’s a great way to celebrate the coming of the New Year with friends and neighbors. You Might Like Churches host services tonight If Google is to be believed, then the number of people who attend Christmas Eve or Christmas Day religious services… read more By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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