UK public borrowing rise is less than forecast

first_img UK public borrowing rise is less than forecast Tuesday 25 January 2011 6:29 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepedia whatsapp Share John Dunne Tags: NULLcenter_img 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 UK public borrowing increased by a lower-than-expected £16.8bn last month.The figure was below the £21bn borrowed a year earlier, according to the Office for National Statistics.Economists were expecting borrowing to hit £21bn in December.Total public borrowing for the year to date stands at £118.4bn, the ONS said. The Government’s target is £149bn for the financial year. Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

WALL STREET WEEK AHEAD

first_img FOLLOWING the S&P 500’s worst week in 15, investors are trying to determine whether the predictions of a correction have been fulfilled or if there’s still downside ahead as oil prices remain at elevated levels.Along with the direction of oil, potential market movers for traders will be the February payrolls report, which will be released on Friday, and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s speech tomorrow.The benchmark S&P index fell 1.7 per cent in the week, a relatively mild pullback for an index that has gained more than 25 per cent since the start of September.“We were looking for a pullback of at least 5 per cent and we didn’t get it, so I don’t think we can expect a lot of new entrants at these levels,” said Leo Grohowski, chief investment officer at BNY Mellon Wealth Management in New York.“With the gains we’ve had, and since tensions remain high in the Middle East, I don’t expect to see aggressive buying on the dip this time around,” Grohowski said.A lack of new entrants could mean lighter volume, which could leave the market more susceptible to increased volatility. Lately, volume has been stronger on down days in the market.An unexpected surge in crude prices, sparked by Libya’s popular uprising, pressured equities for much of the holiday-shortened week on concern that higher energy costs could stifle economic activity.US crude futures spiked as much as 20 per cent during the week to a high of $103.41 per barrel. whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Share KCS-content whatsapp Sunday 27 February 2011 10:52 pm Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ WALL STREET WEEK AHEAD last_img read more

GambleAware sees voluntary donations spike

first_img GambleAware said it is making “good progress” towards funding its £16m (€18m/$21m) spending plan after seeing a spike in voluntary donations from the industry.The UK charity, which called for a statutory levy last year in response to poor donation figures, received £2.8m during the three months to June 30, which was almost treble the approximately £1m in the same period last year.GambleAware, which funds research, education and treatment services to help to reduce gambling-related harms, said it believes it is on track to reach its £10m donation target, which is the amount it believes is required to pay for its recently announced Strategic Delivery Plan, which outlines spending of £32m over the next two years.Mark Etches, chief executive of GambleAware, last year publicly called for a levy to be imposed due to the industry’s failure to meet voluntary targets. However, he told iGamingBusiness.com that he was “cautiously optimistic” about current donation levels.“We are making good progress with meeting our spending target,” Etches (pictured) told iGamingBusiness.com.The donation-based system that funds GambleAware was proposed under the Gambling Act 2005 and is prescribed by the Gambling Commission in its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice.All those who profit from gambling in Britain are asked to donate annually a minimum of 0.1% of their annual gross gambling yield directly to GambleAware. Six companies, including Bet365, Gamesys and Rank Group, pledged more than £500,000 during the first three months of this year.Dozens of small companies – those with revenue of less than £250,000 – donated the minimum £250.In its Strategic Delivery Plan, GambleAware awarded GamCare a 20% increase in annual funding in the form of a grant totalling £14m over three years. £10m has been pledged for research and evaluation and more than £5m towards education. Etches added: “There are 430,000 problem gamblers in Great Britain, but only 2% of those are receiving treatment.“In order for GambleAware to commission the needed research, education and treatment to help problem gamblers and better understand gambling related harm, it is vital the industry continue to donate.” Bingo Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter GambleAware sees voluntary donations spike Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Bingo AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Increase means charity is on target to fund £16m spending plan 31st July 2018 | By contenteditor Regions: UK & Irelandlast_img read more

NetEnt heads iGaming Tracker rankings for 2018

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter NetEnt heads iGaming Tracker rankings for 2018 Starburst retains top positions on operator home pages in 2018, with Asgardian Stones the highest ranked new release Casino & games IGaming Tracker’s Ken Muir reviews the top ranking and new releases of 2018 for iGBThe slots space sees dozens of games suppliers release games at a frantic rate, often more than once a month, making the casino game market ever more competitive.To rank the top games and new releases of the year, we tracked 282 casino pages across six key markets: the UK, Sweden, Italy, Germany,Spain and New Jersey. We measured the success of a game as the number of days it was present in the top 20 positions on each casino page throughout 2018.As you can see from the below table, Starburst by NetEnt took the top spot by a considerable margin, appearing on 62% of the pages. Book of Dead by Play’n Go clinched second spot followed by Gonzo’s Quest by NetEnt. 19th December 2018 | By Stephen Cartercenter_img This is an an extract from this month’s exclusive iGaming Tracker analysis, available as part of the iGaming Business Intelligence Centre. You can take out a free trial hereiGaming Tracker – how it works iGaming Tracker tracks hundreds of casino sites worldwide every day. From this data it can ascertain which games are on which sites and where they are positioned on the pages. It can also measure the market share of casino games suppliers by percentage of “real estate” on casino sites at any given date.For more information visit www.igamingtracker.com or email [email protected] Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines Top new releases of 2018 Asgardian Stones, also by NetEnt, was the only new release of 2018 to appear in the Top 20 ranked games of the year.The chart below shows the top 10 game releases of 2018. We looked at the same sample of countries, pages and sites but only at how games released in 2018 performed. Topics: Casino & games Slots Email Addresslast_img read more

The virtual sports boom in Africa– Providing customers with an endless supply of action

first_img8th July 2019 | By Louella Hughes AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Uncategorized Email Address Regions: Africacenter_img As the popularity of sports betting soars across African jurisdictions, players are constantly on the lookout for events to bet on, especially when mainstream traditional sports are out of season. The virtual sports boom in Africa– Providing customers with an endless supply of action Topics: Uncategorized As the popularity of sports betting soars across African jurisdictions, players are constantly on the lookout for events to bet on, especially when mainstream traditional sports are out of season.Virtual sports have seen a surge in popularity across many jurisdictions with their ability to service the demand for fast-paced, regular events that can be bet on and won in real time.This webinar, in association with ICE Africa, we explore some of the reasons behind the rise of virtual sports across African jurisdictions, how suppliers and operators can add complexity and depth to their product offerings as well as discussing some of the technological and regulatory challenges facing virtual games.Sponsor:last_img read more

Immortal Romance Remastered by Microgaming

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Almost a decade since its creation, the undying power of Microgaming’s legendary Immortal Romance continues to charm players around the world.Now, players can return for a fresh taste of all the classic features including Wild Desire and The Chamber of Spins, enhanced with a host of upgrades: Increased max bet of €30, Optimised desktop and mobile consoles, Quick spin enabled, Enhanced animations and sounds, Intuitive menus, Free games support, Autoplay support, Refreshed marketing assetsYou can download the affiliate pack to write a review of this game at First Look Games here! Topics: Casino & games Slots Casino & games Almost a decade since its creation, the undying power of Microgaming’s legendary Immortal Romance continues to charm players around the world. 26th May 2020 | By Aaron Noy Immortal Romance Remastered by Microgaming Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee rents out investment properties, plant and equipment to Holiday Villages Management Services Mauritius Limited, which operates the Club Med Hotel at La Pointe au Cannoniers in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of MCB Group Limited. Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

How I’d double my State Pension with just £2 per day

first_img Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 4th October, 2020 Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. 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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 The current rate of State Pension is around £9,100 a year. Unfortunately, the amount each retiree receives may vary significantly from this headline number.The exact weekly State Pension will differ from person to person, depending on their retirement date, and National Insurance contribution record. 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…As such, I believe the best way to produce a guaranteed income stream in retirement is to set up a private pension. Today, I’m going to describe how I plan to do this with an investment of just £2 a day. Beat the State PensionAn investment of just two quid a day might not seem like much. But this small daily contribution could grow into a significant lump sum in the long run. Indeed, £2 a day works out at £730 a year.That’s not all. The best way to set up a private pension is to open a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP). Any money contributed to one of these products is entitled to tax relief at your marginal tax rate. That’s 20% for basic rate taxpayers. So, after tax relief of 20%, the annual contribution of £730 could grow to be worth £913. SIPPs also offer other tax benefits. For example, there’s no further income tax or capital gains charged on investment profits earned within one of these wrappers. Most investors can set up one of these products relatively easily today. Most online stock brokers offer SIPP wrappers as standard. And, in recent years, the costs of operating these products have dropped dramatically.Vicious competition in the online stockbroker market has forced many providers to slash their fees. This goes for both SIPP management charges and commissions on stocks and shares. What’s more, managing these products is very similar to any other online trading account. The provider deals with all the back-end paperwork, and all investors need to do is decide where they’re going to invest. The power of compound interestI believe the best way to make the most of these pension contributions, and beat the State Pension, is to invest the money in the stock market. Over the past 35 years, the FTSE 250 has produced an average annual return for investors of 12%. On that basis, over three decades, my numbers show that a weekly contribution of £25 could grow into a total pension pot of £270k. This would be enough to provide an annual income of £10,800 in retirement.These figures are only supposed to be a rough guide. The actual return and annual income possible will depend on many different factors. However, I think they clearly show how easy and straightforward is to build a steady, predictable income stream in retirement with a private pension. The bottom lineThat’s the simple strategy I plan to use to double my State Pension in retirement. By following a strict savings plan and making the most of compound interest over the long run, I reckon any investor should be able to copy this approach. How I’d double my State Pension with just £2 per day Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img 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. 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Solicitors more likely to mention tax benefits of legacy giving to clients

first_imgSolicitors more likely to mention tax benefits of legacy giving to clients Created using Visme. The Free Online Presentation Tool. Tagged with: legacy fundraising Remember a Charity Research / statistics If you make a Will with a solicitor or Will-writer you are more likely to be told about the tax benefits of leaving a legacy to charity than ever before, according to Remember A Charity.The charity consortium that encourages more people to leave a gift to charity in their Will commissioned research by Future Thinking, which monitors solicitors’ and professional Will-writers’ approach towards legacy giving and attitudes towards working with charities.The latest survey, conducted in December 2016, reveals that:• 72% of solicitors and Will-writers always or sometimes advise clients about the inheritance tax benefits of legacy giving• this is up from 66% in 2015 and 61% in 2009, when the survey was first carried out.• 64% of advisers always or sometimes proactively mention the option of leaving a gift to charity• 38% saying they always do so.• 20% of advisers occasionally proactively mention charity• 14% never do.  162 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Rob Cope, director of Remember A Charity, said:“It’s great to see record numbers of advisers talking about the tax advantages of legacy giving and that our campaign supporter scheme is making a real impact here. The challenge now is to build on this momentum, working collaboratively with the legal sector to ensure that advisers are well informed and remain enthusiastic about raising the issue of legacy giving with clients.” Inheritance tax changes pose riskThis news comes during the same week as changes to the inheritance tax framework, which took effect from 6th April 2017.Remember A Charity has raised concerns that these changes pose a risk to legacy fundraising and called on Government to review the fiscal incentives available, including the feasibility of introducing a VAT exemption on the cost of legal services linked to writing Wills that include a charitable donation. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 April 2017 | News  161 total views,  1 views today 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. Commitment to mention charitable givingThe research also confirmed that advisers working with one of Remember A Charity’s campaign supporter firms are more than twice as likely to always mention charity bequests.There are now over 1,100 of these campaign supporter organisations. They all commit to mention the option of charitable giving during the Will-writing process.The research found that three quarters of advisers that worked for one of the consortium’s supporter firms always mention charitable legacies during the Will-writing process compared to just a third of advisers at other firms.On average, advisers report that 17% of Wills contain a charitable bequest, having grown steadily from 15% in 2011. The large majority (78%) said their firms have assisted in the administration of an estate containing a charitable legacy.last_img read more

PUSD Chief Technology Officer to Retire

first_imgEducation PUSD Chief Technology Officer to Retire From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, November 16, 2012 | 3:58 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Gary Carnow, Ed.D. photo by PUSDPasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon R. Gundry today announced that Chief Technology Officer Gary Carnow, Ed.D. will retire in spring 2013.“Dr. Carnow has been responsible for the district’s information technology and accountability systems and I appreciate his years of service and support to the students, staff and community of PUSD,” said Gundry. “Our technology, assessment and data analysis functions are critically important in raising student achievement and furthering our goals of implementing 21st century learning in PUSD. We will move quickly to find a replacement.”As Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Carnow is responsible for managing the district’s Technology, Assessment and Accountability (TAA) Division. TAA is responsible for the management, infrastructure and operations of technology in PUSD as well as the accuracy, integrity and analysis of student information, assessments and state testing data.Dr. Carnow has championed the use of technology in instruction. He is overseeing projects to develop, design and build a high speed network and wireless infrastructure for district students, teachers and stakeholders with minimal fiscal impact to PUSD. He also chaired the district’s school consolidation process and was responsible for the district’s comprehensive accountability plan.“I want to thank Superintendent Gundry, the Board of Education, my fellow chiefs and all of my colleagues in PUSD for their support,” said Carnow. “I especially want to thank the hard working staff of the Technology, Assessment and Accountability Division. They make miracles happen every day.”Dr. Carnow has served the students of Southern California for over 38 years. He has worked as a teacher, administrator and technology specialist in districts across the Southland including the Alhambra Unified School District and the Los Angeles Unified School District. Dr. Carnow joined PUSD in 2009.PUSD will be looking to fill this critical senior management position as soon as possible.For more information Contact Adam Wolfson at (626) 396-3606. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Top of the News center_img HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeauty 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News More Cool Stuff Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Subscribelast_img read more