Londoners hit as house prices fall

first_img whatsapp KCS-content Londoners hit as house prices fall Sunday 19 September 2010 11:08 pm 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 PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comPeople-TodayWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This PhotoPeople-Today whatsappcenter_img More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com Show Comments ▼ Share THE UK HOUSING market dropped back for the third month in a row in September, with London prices now also moving into the red. Figures from Rightmove show that average asking prices across the UK dropped by 1.1 per cent to £229,767 compared with the previous month.Prices have now fallen back by a total 3.4 per cent in the last three months, half way towards wiping out gains made in the first six months of the year. Asking prices are up by just 2.6 per cent over the past 12 months, a decline in real terms.In London, the average asking price fell by 1.5 per cent to £390,768 this month. Prices are up just 2.1 per cent over the past year, a cut after adjusting for consumer price inflation.The data comes after bleak figures which showed that retail sales unexpectedly dropped 0.5 per cent in August – triggering fears that high inflation, weak earnings growth, austerity measures and a looming VAT hike were threatening to derail a consumer recovery. Most economists believe that economic growth will be weaker – albeit still positive – in the third and fourth quarter of 2010.The biggest London fall was in Hammersmith and Fulham, where prices dived by 8.3 per cent, while Tower Hamlets performed best, with a rise of three per cent.Rightmove director Miles Shipside said: “The ‘double-dippers’ will be able to point to a clear downward trend, with new sellers dropping their asking prices for three months on the bounce. They can cite tough competition amongst sellers and agents struggling to find buyers for their record levels of unsold stock.”But he emphasised that the data was not exclusively negative and that the figures could be a blip, with a recovery ahead. Shipside said: “Those seeing this as a short term autumn blip rather than the onset of a serious double-dip, will point out tentative signs of a reduction in new property coming to the market. “This has resulted in average unsold stock per agent stabilising after six consecutive monthly rises.”The lack of new housing stock – the lowest since April at 26,087 a week – is likely to increase competition in the run up to Christmas.Rightmove said the reduced number of sellers, in what is traditionally a busy time of year, is probably down to finances and sentiment being at a low ebb. Conversely, interest rates are low enough that home owners at financial breaking point have been able to avoid forced sales.Average UK asking prices DOWN 1.1% to £229,767 in SeptemberAverage UK asking prices DOWN 3.4% in past three monthsLondon asking prices DOWN 1.5% to £390,768 in September Tags: NULLlast_img read more

SuperGroup exec resigns

first_img Share DIANE Savory, chief operating officer of SuperGroup, quit the fashion retailer suddenly yesterday in a move that surprised analysts and investors. Savory (pictured) has worked at the clothing group, which owns retail brands Superdry and Cult, for more than 20 years and played a crucial role in preparing the company for its £120m flotation last year.She announced her resignation yesterday citing personal reasons and sources close to the firm would only add that she wants to spend more time with her family. She will leave on 6 May. However, analysts said Savory’s decision to leave the business would not “massively impact” the company’s rapid growth.James Dilks-Hopper, retail analyst at Numis, said: “Savory’s departure is a loss, but Supergroup has obviously been building up its team steadily so it has the people in place to step in and take over her role.”Supergroup intends to fill the chief operating officer vacancy over time, but in the short term Savory’s duties will be shared between head of property Nigel Jobson, head of legal Romney Gray and head of HR Sue Baldwin, who were all hired in the last 12 months.Five of the group’s management own 65 per cent of the company’s shares, with the remaining equity held by external investors including US firm Capital Research, Legal & General, AXA and Standard Life.Top 10 shareholders were not informed of Savory’s imminent departure prior to yesterday’s shock announcement to the markets. Tuesday 29 March 2011 8:38 pm Show Comments ▼ SuperGroup exec resigns Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proofcenter_img KCS-content 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 PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Todaymoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

PMU strengthens management team for post-Covid recovery

first_img5th May 2020 | By contenteditor French sports and horse race betting operator Pari-Mutuel Urbain has appointed a trio of new executives to its management team.Romain Rogister will join the business as director of commercial networks from 1 June, having previously overseen the transformation of telecommunications giant SFR’s retail network.Martial Houlle, meanwhile, took up the role of secretary general yesterday (4 May). Houlle joins from utilities provider Total Direct Énergie, where he has worked since 2016.Finally Céline Stierlé has been named director of communications, also effective 4 May. She had worked for security and ID verification solutions provider Idemia since 2017, serving as director of press relations and public affairs, following a two-year stint with online retailer Amazon.The trio, who will report directly to director general Cyril Linette, will play a role in the operator’s recovery plan, as France prepares to emerge from its novel coronavirus (Covid-19) enforced lockdown.Moving forward, they will also contribute to the business’ digital transformation, which launched in 2018.PMU, which continues to generate the vast majority of revenue through its retail network, has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, both through the suspension of all horse racing, and the shut down of its retail outlets and kiosks.This forced the operator to furlough 95% of its workforce, having stopped all marketing activities from 19 March.French racing, which was suspended from 17 March, now looks set to return from 11 May, with strict social distancing conditions and with no spectators.In related news, Emmanuel Vacher, formerly deputy managing director of racing media business Paris-Turf Group – which also operates the LeTurf and Genybet online betting brands – has joined PMU as director of horse racing intelligence and customer analysis.He will report into Emmanuelle Malecaze-Doublet, who was named client and marketing director in September 2019. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter French sports and horse race betting operator Pari-Mutuel Urbain has appointed a trio of new executives to its management team. Email Address Horse racing Topics: People Sports betting Horse racing PMU strengthens management team for post-Covid recovery Regions: Europe Western Europe France Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racinolast_img read more

Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgChampion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Champion Breweries Plc (CHAMPB.ng)  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileChampion Breweries Plc is an established brewery in Nigeria manufacturing Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta as well as a selection on non-alcoholic beverages. The company also brews and packages products under contract to Nigerian Breweries Plc. The main brands in its product portfolio are Champion Lager Beer and Champ Malta. Champ Malta is a flavoured beer with a golden colour and distinct aroma. The company has undergone a number of name changes; established as South East Breweries Limited, the name changed to Cross River Breweries Limited and thereafter to Champion Breweries Limited which was later changed to Champion Breweries Plc. In 2011, Consolidated Breweries acquired a 57% equity stake in Champion Breweries which was originally held by Montgomery Ventures Inc (Panama). In 2013, Raysun Nigeria Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Heineken, purchased Consolidated Breweries and now holds a majority equity stake in Champion Breweries Plc. The company’s head office is in Akwa Ibon state, Nigeria. Champion Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgAutomatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Looking to protect your portfolio from coronavirus? I’d buy these 3 UK stocks

first_img Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned 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. Paul Summers | Friday, 31st July, 2020 | More on: CCC CEY WINE The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Momentum can a powerful force in investing. What rises in value tends to go on doing so as people rush for a slice of the action, creating a virtuous circle. That’s certainly been the case with a number of UK stocks recently.Here are three that investors can’t stop buying. 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…Top UK stockLike nearly all stocks, IT specialist Computacenter (LSE: CCC) was hit hard by the market crash in March. Since then however, the share price has doubled. When you consider just how bullish last week’s trading statement was, it’s not hard to see why.As a result of people needing to work from home during lockdown, Computacenter said it has seen huge demand for equipment and services. Adjusted pre-tax profit in the first six months of 2020 was consequently “substantially ahead” of that achieved over the same period in 2019.Looking ahead, the firm now believes that adjusted profits in H2 will be “much improved” on the forecast given in April and that 2020 will turn out to be “a year of material progress“.Of course, the usual caveats apply: no investment is ever ‘safe’ and there’s the possibility that a lot of this good news is already priced in.Then again, concerns over a second coronavirus wave could force the share price even higher. Regardless, the growing trend of companies allowing their employees to work from home more often can surely only be a good thing for Computacenter.At 21 times forecast earnings, this UK stock isn’t cheap. Nevertheless, I think there’s potential for more gains ahead. Gold price beneficiaryBack in May, I suggested that £2bn cap gold miner Centamin (LSE: CEY) could be a good hedge against a looming recession. After all, gold has historically been a great store of value in troubled times. Since then, of course, the precious metal’s price has rocketed to a record high. Centamin has followed suit, rising 20%. If you’d bought this UK stock in the dark days of March, you’d have pretty much doubled your capital. I suspect this momentum will continue for a while yet. This is especially likely if the US Federal Reserve orders another bout of money-printing. Such a move further increases the risk of inflation — something gold helps to protect investors from. Centamin’s shares currently trade on 16 times forecast earnings. Considering the precarious state of the global economy and the company is debt-free and still paying dividends, that still doesn’t feel excessive.In demandA final UK stock that investors can’t get enough of is online wine-seller Naked Wines (LSE:WINE). Again, the share price has almost doubled since mid-March. That’s a seriously good result considering most small-cap companies haven’t rallied as strongly as those in the FTSE 350. Then again, this shouldn’t come as a complete surprise. Like Computacenter, Naked Wines has been a huge beneficiary of people spending more time at home. Last week’s trading update revealed a 67% jump in total sales in June compared to the same month in 2019. For Q1 as a whole, sales were 77% higher.With numbers like these, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to challenge management’s belief that Naked is “ideally positioned to be a long-term winner from the inflection in consumer demand for online wine”. As the potential for more local lockdowns in the UK grows, Naked’s purple patch could well be extended.   Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! 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. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge!center_img 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Looking to protect your portfolio from coronavirus? I’d buy these 3 UK stocks See all posts by Paul Summers Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Residential M / Studio Madouh

first_img “COPY” Housing Manufacturers: Technal, Jotun, ABBArchitect In Charge:Naser MadouhCity:RawdaCountry:KuwaitMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nelson GarridoRecommended ProductsCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCompositesULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in Sinafer HeadquartersWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. A collection of intersecting rocks form the sweeping dune compound of RESIDENTIAL M external skin that defines the internal program of 5 residential units and their exclusive interior oasis leading to a conjuring representation of the desert culture. While respecting the value of the surroundings and maintaining traditional Arabic functions as a whole, each unit sustains its individual contemporary identity. The whole project strip reflects a unified scheme through the design in the use of the natural stone against a white canvas allowing the project to tie together as a single development.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoSave this picture!Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoInspired by the Desert Dunes and Oasis, the compound cleverly unites the two contradictory characteristics of a required function with a conflicting form. Through specific volume arrangements, a unified palette and natural materials, the design have achieved a seamless open flow between spaces, drawing on views and nature privately when the residents still all have the benefits of a big glass facade and the sun can pleasantly flood in.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoSave this picture!© Nelson GarridoWhile Residential M belongs to 1 family yet consists of 5 different units and have to meet each of the resident’s expectation as well as budget, all of them maintain links to each other gracefully with bridges and walk ways that are situated between micro climate luscious gardens and over cooling water surfaces to promote interaction and ease of flow. The unified shell on one hand, respects privacy and controls temperature, on the other hand it successfully attained openness, green pockets, and reduces direct heat gain as the project is situated in one of the hottest countries on the map.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoThe ease of connections between the dwellings and the clever facade attributes also allows for flexibility in space exchange and loss. Over time, and with different ages as people grow, they tend to want less or more spaces depending on their needs. Connected dwellings give the ease of space exchange with simply closing one door or opening one pathway without interrupting the exterior casing of the compound.Save this picture!© Nelson GarridoProject gallerySee allShow lessTips for Lighting Interior Spaces for ChildrenArticlesUpdated Images Reveal Interior Space of Heatherwick’s Lantern House in New YorkArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Rawda, KuwaitLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  2529 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudio MadouhOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingRawdaOn FacebookKuwaitPublished on February 03, 2020Cite: “Residential M / Studio Madouh” 03 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Residential M / Studio MadouhSave this projectSaveResidential M / Studio Madouh Save this picture!© Nelson Garrido+ 14Curated by Hana Abdel Share ArchDaily CopyHousing•Rawda, Kuwait “COPY” Year: center_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932984/residential-m-studio-madouh Clipboard 2019 Photographs Residential M / Studio Madouh ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/932984/residential-m-studio-madouh Clipboard Architects: Studio Madouh Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Nelson Garrido Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Kuwaitlast_img read more

BT Chairman presents employee volunteer awards

first_imgBT Chairman presents employee volunteer awards Tagged with: Awards A total of 14 BT Chairman’s Awards and £23,000 was distributed at the latest ceremony. The BT chairman personally selects the winners of the Chairman’s Awards from hundreds of applications short-listed by a judging panel.Sir Christopher Bland said: “Throughout my time as Chairman of BT I have always been inspired by the dedication BT people show to such a variety of voluntary groups throughout the country and indeed the world. It is absolutely right that this dedication is recognised by BT and that voluntary work is encouraged across the company. I congratulate Lorraine and commend her long term commitment to Youth for Unity.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 July 2007 | Newscenter_img  25 total views,  1 views today 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. BT’s chairman Sir Christopher Bland has presented his final Chairman’s Awards for employee volunteers before he retires in September. The BT Chairman’s Awards are the highest accolade of the company’s employee charity scheme, BT Community Champions.This scheme has been running for more than ten years and recognises the dedication of BT employees around the world who are involved on a voluntary basis within their local community. More than 6,500 organisations have benefited from the scheme since it began. In 2006-07, BT supported its employees’ charity work with awards of up to £200,000 through these schemes. Lorraine Reade, a complex billing enquiries consultant from Liverpool was awarded the highest honour, the £5,000 outstanding achievement award. Lorraine won for her involvement with Youth for Unity, a community group that engages young people in worldwide peace projects. She dedicates more than 60 hours of volunteering to the group each month and has been involved with the group for 18 years. Advertisementlast_img read more

£5m donation to the British Lung Foundation for mesothelioma research

first_img Howard Lake | 1 November 2016 | News  220 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis43 The British Lung Foundation has received a donation of £5 million from the Victor Dahdaleh Foundation for mesothelioma research. This matches the government funding announced in the budget in March to set up the National Mesothelioma Research Centre at Imperial College. This major grant will allow the charity to fund research into mesothelioma at the University of Leicester and Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Cambridge.The British Lung Foundation will also use the funding to establish a Mesothelioma Research Network, to include the research programmes at Leicester and Papworth in Cambridge together with other specialist mesothelioma centres across the country.Dr Penny Woods, chief executive of the British Lung Foundation said:“This unprecedented and generous donation from the Victor Dahdaleh Foundation means we can co-ordinate a network of researchers into mesothelioma and ensure that the number and scope of research projects and clinical trials can be greatly increased. This investment will help to speed up much needed progress in finding better treatments and, eventually, a cure for this awful killer disease.”She added that the charity “won’t stop until a cure is found”.Victor Dahdaleh said: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis43 “While the UK already has world leading expertise in studying and treating mesothelioma, we hope that our donation, matching the government funding announced earlier this year, will enhance research programmes and enable closer collaboration between all those working hard to bring tangible benefits to patients affected by this dreadful disease.“The professionalism and commitment already shown by the British Lung Foundation and the teams at Papworth, Leicester and Imperial give us confidence that together we can make a real difference over the next four years.”Professor Dean Fennell, Chair of Thoracic Medical Oncology University of Leicester and Professor of Thoracic Medical Oncology at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, said:“This generous investment will help us in developing innovative treatments in the fight against mesothelioma, offering new hope to people who have been diagnosed with the disease and helping to transform lives.”Dr Robert Rintoul, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Lead Clinician for Cancer and Director of Clinical Trials Unit Collaboration at Papworth Hospital commented:“Papworth Hospital is delighted to be a part of the new Mesothelioma Network, following generous funding from the Victor Dahdaleh Foundation.“Papworth already has considerable experience in surgical clinical trials in mesothelioma and hosts MesobanK, the UK’s mesothelioma tissue bank which was initially funded by the Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund and the British Lung Foundation. This donation will help secure the long term future of MesobanK ensuring that it is able to continue to support mesothelioma research nationally and internationally.”What is mesothelioma?Mesothelioma is a type of cancer in the chest or abdomen, caused by inhaling asbestos fibres. It affects over 5,400 people in the UK, and numbers have increased over the last four decades. There is no cure and the disease often kills with frightening speed – the average time of survival after diagnosis is only 11 months.The Victor Dahdaleh FoundationThe Victor Dahdaleh Foundation was set up by businessman and philanthropist Victor Dahdaleh to focus on education and healthcare around the world. In the field of education, the Foundation funds a range of scholarship programmes to give disadvantaged young people the opportunity to study at some of the world’s top universities.In support of global health advancement, the Victor Dahdaleh Foundation donates to a wide range of medical programmes and academic institutions, funding leading research in areas such as cancer, cardiovascular health and neuroscience.  219 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Funding £5m donation to the British Lung Foundation for mesothelioma research About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Amendment will allow government agency to use private sector to monitor the Internet

February 4, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Amendment will allow government agency to use private sector to monitor the Internet RSF_en RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story News Follow the news on France Help by sharing this information FranceEurope – Central Asia FranceEurope – Central Asia News June 4, 2021 Find out more May 10, 2021 Find out more Organisation “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Receive email alerts News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Reporters Without Borders condemns the National Assembly’s adoption of an amendment proposed by the government that could allow the High Authority for the Diffusion of Art Works and Copyright Protection on the Internet (HADOPI) to pay private-sector companies to carry out online surveillance and filtering.Adopted discreetly on the night of 1 February, Amendment 151 to the Law on Simplifying and Improving the Quality of Laws would permit the HADOPI to “provide support for innovative research and experimentation projects by state or privately-owned entities that help the Authority to fulfil its mission.”Reporters Without Borders supports the decision taken by the Socialist Party’s parliamentary group to refer the amendment to the Constitutional Council. The Laws Commission and some of the ruling party’s parliamentarians also opposed the amendment.Under the guise of simplifying the relevant legislation, the amendment will enable the HADOPI to use the private sector to help it carry out its job of monitoring the licit and illicit use of copyright-protected works online. Reporters Without Borders fears the possibility of impartiality in an area affecting fundamental freedoms.———————————————————————————–Second wave of warning emails under controversial HADOPI law17.01.2011Reporters Without Borders is concerned to see that the French authorities have advanced to the second stage of enforcement of the controversial HADOPI law, under which Internet users suspected of illegal file-sharing could end up having their Internet connection suspended.After starting to send warning emails on 5 October, the authorities have announced that they are now sending out a second wave of emails accompanied by a certified letter. If violators continue to illegally download copyrighted material, the HADOPI’s Rights Protection Commission (CPD) can then ask a judge to order their Internet Service Provider to disconnect them for a month.According to CPD president Mireille Imbert-Quaretta, 70,000 Internet users have so far received an initial warning email under HADOPI’s “graduated response” procedure. She acknowledged that it was impossible to verify whether the warnings had actually been read by the persons to whom they were sent.Imbert-Quaretta’s claim that the authorities have “reached the rate of 2,000 warnings a day” suggests to Reporters Without Borders that they are paying too much attention to figures. The press freedom organization regards the suspension of Internet access as a violation of freedom of expression and HADOPI’s so-called judicial guarantees as nothing more than an illusion.The 70,000 email warnings so far sent are the outcome of 100,000 requests to ISPs to identify suspected offenders from IP addresses. Imbert-Quaretta still hopes to reach the rate of 10,000 warnings a day, the volume cited when parliament debated the HADOPI law.“Less than 10 per cent of those who were sent warnings (about 7,000 people), got back to us directly,” Imbert-Quaretta said. “Three quarters of them asked us to identify the offending material, while the others disputed the claim or suggested that their computers must have been hacked.”Hackers are able to use other people’s Internet connections, so there is a real risk of people being wrongly convicted of illegal file-sharing. Imbert-Quaretta’s response is that “everyone has a duty to protect their connection,” but this ignores the enormous disparities in knowledge of computer technology on the part of the public.The government issued a decree on 12 October requiring ISPs to send these warning emails to their subscribers. One ISP, Free, filed an appeal against the decree on 10 December claiming it violated the confidentiality of its subscribers’ personal data. The case is still pending. June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further News read more