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Home truths and Churchside join forces

first_imgHome Truths has announced a new partnership with Chorley based Churchside Financial Planning Solutions, to provide mortgage and insurance advice, to Home Truths clients, from its offices in Coppull and Eccleston. Churchside financial planners will provide a property based financial services offering to meet all mortgage, protection, and insurance needs for people planning to buy a new home.With specialist advice on new purchases, re-mortgages, buy-to-let and insurance, people considering purchasing a new property, can now get the advice they need, when they need it.Home Truths Director, John Ascroft, said, “This is an exciting new venture for Home Truths, providing our clients with access to trusted, financial advice. We are delighted to be working with Churchside, who have built an excellent reputation in the area.”Churchside Managing Director, Sue Smith, said: “It’s a natural fit for Churchside and Home Truths. We are both family businesses and go the extra mile to provide a trusted service for our clients. This is a fantastic opportunity for all involved.”Home Truths partnership Churchside Financial Planning Solutions October 6, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Home truths and Churchside join forces previous nextAgencies & PeopleHome truths and Churchside join forcesThe Negotiator6th October 20170461 Viewslast_img read more

NATO, Djibouti Enhance Cooperation

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today NATO, Djibouti Enhance Cooperation View post tag: Cooperation Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: Enhance View post tag: News by topic View post tag: africa View post tag: Counter-Piracy View post tag: Djibouticenter_img NATO and the Republic of Djibouti have enhanced their cooperation, by concluding on 22 April 2015 an agreement to establish a NATO liaison office in Djibouti in support of the Alliance’s counter piracy operation, Ocean Shield, in the Gulf of Aden. NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Operations, Ambassador Francesca Tardioli, and the Republic of Djibouti’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, H. E Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, signed the agreement.The establishment of a liaison office will facilitate greater operational, logistical and administrative coordination. It will also provide the basis for further dialogue between NATO and the Republic of Djibouti on potential partnership activities in areas of common and mutual interest, including the maritime dimension. Djibouti is an active regional partner in the international efforts to prevent and deter the threat of piracy. It is also a strong supporter of the NATO Ocean Shield operation.Ocean Shield was first established in August 2009 and has been subsequently renewed. The current mandate will run until the end of 2016. Since the launch of Ocean Shield, NATO has been working in close cooperation with other actors in the region including the European Union’s Operation Atalanta, the US Combined Task Force 151 and individual country contributors. No successful pirate attacks have been conducted in the area of operation of Ocean Shield since May 2012.[mappress mapid=”15744″]Image: NATO View post tag: NATO View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: Ocean Shield NATO, Djibouti Enhance Cooperation April 22, 2015last_img read more

Snoop Dogg to headline Jersey City Fourth of July celebration

first_img ×HOT RAP FOR THE FOURTH – Rapper Snoop Dogg will be lead performer in this year’s Fourth of July celebrations in Jersey City. HOT RAP FOR THE FOURTH – Rapper Snoop Dogg will be lead performer in this year’s Fourth of July celebrations in Jersey City. JERSEY CITY – The Fourth of July celebrations being held in the Exchange Place area of Jersey City will feature rapper Snoop Dogg.Snoop Dogg is also a singer, songwriter, record producer, television personality, and actor, who has sold more 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide.He will headline Jersey City’s fifth annual July 4th festival on the Hudson Waterfront to celebrate Independence Day. The carnival-style spectacle will take place at the Hudson River Waterfront and the adjoining area surrounding Harborside, both of which have light rail stops for easy commutes from nearby towns.The all-day music, food, technology and entertainment experience boasts views of the New York City skyline, and will become the scene of the state’s largest fireworks show.The celebration will begin at noon with a full-scale carnival, continuous entertainment, several beer gardens, and an elite conglomerate of food trucks. The show will culminate with the world-renowned fireworks company Grucci lighting up the skyline from multiple barges on the Hudson River. “I think the Jersey City side of Hudson River is going to be the place that people want to be for the 4th of July this year. Period. Between Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Grucci, and Snoop, we are raising the bar,” said Mayor Steven Fulop.50 Star Fireshow’s headlining stage, presented by our title sponsor Private Internet Access, will be located in the Exchange Place Plaza. Attendees will have a true concert experience with Snoop Dogg within view of the Freedom Tower and Downtown Manhattan.Spectators are encouraged to arrive by public transportation to the festival area, which is conveniently located with easy access to PATH trains, NY Waterway ferry service from Manhattan, and NJ TRANSIT’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail. Anyone attending the event should also be advised that any bags or backpacks brought into the designated area are subject to search, and attendees are encouraged to pack belongings in clear bags that show contents. Coolers will not be allowed.last_img read more

’Terrorist’ bakers

first_imgAll bakers are terrorists at least, that is the prevailing orthodoxy in Sri Lanka, where the government has effectively waged war on bread. Exorbitant tax rises on wheat have followed an order not to serve bread at state hospitals, prisons and schools, as bureaucrats insist that eating rice is healthier than consuming bread and wheat-based goods.”The government has intensified a campaign against bread,” association president N K Jayawardena is quoted as saying in local reports. “One minister has equated eating bread to ’terrorism’. This is absurd.”Is it a coincidence that this public health guidance comes at a time when global wheat prices are high, while there is a surplus of home-grown Sri Lankan rice? It’s not for Stop the Week to speculate.last_img read more

Spotlight on community bakeries in BBC2 series

first_imgMembers of the Real Bread Campaign will appear on a new BBC2 series tonight highlighting the importance of Community Supported Bakeries (CSB).Duncan Glendinning and Patrick Ryan, artisan bakers from The Thoughtful Bread Company, will appear in The Big Bread Experiment. The programme, airing tonight (5 December) for three consecutive nights at 7pm, will show the bakers’ year-long journey to help set up Bread…Actually, a CSB in Bedale, North Yorkshire.Chris Young of the Real Bread Campaign, said: “Since it began in 2008, the Real Bread Campaign has been encouraging and supporting CSBs, so it’s great that BBC2 is now helping to share this great idea with Britain. Hopefully these Campaign members’ stories will inspire even more people to get baking Real Bread for their local communities.” Carol Brown of Bread…Actually, said: “We hope it will help people to understand where we came from and what we believe in: the beauty of simple, locally produced bread, and the unifying power of baking it together.”The series also shows fellow Real Bread Campaign members working to restore Crakehall Watermill so that they can use its stoneground flour.last_img read more

Florence + The Machine Announces Spring Tour Dates With Nathaniel Rateliff, Blood Orange & More

first_imgOn Monday morning, Florence + The Machine announced 16 new shows scheduled for this spring in continuing support for the British band’s 2018 studio album, High As Hope. The band will be joined throughout the spring tour on select dates by Perfume Genius, CHRIS (formerly Christine & The Queens), Blood Orange, and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Florence + The Machine had also previously announced their forthcoming appearance at Governor’s Ball in New York City in early June.The run of spring shows will start on May 10th with a gig at FORM Arcosanti in Mayer, Arizona, followed by scheduled appearances at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA (5/12-13); T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV (5/17); Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO (5/20); Huntington Bank Pavilion in Chicago, IL (5/23); Budweiser Stage in Toronto, ON (5/26); Centre Bell in Montreal, QC (5/27); Xfinity Center in Boston, MA (5/30); Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD (6/3); Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA (6/6); and AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, FL on June 9th, just to name a few.Related: Florence + The Machine Perform For NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ Series The band is scheduled to begin their 2019 concert campaign with a run of European performances beginning early next month with a show at Olympiahalle München in Munich, Germany on March 2nd. The run of international dates will continue until March 25th, where they’ll then get a few months off before starting their Machine back up running again in early May.High As Hope arrived back on June 29th, 2018 via Virgin EMI/Republic Records. The band followed their full-album release earlier this year by sharing a pair of new stand-alone singles with “Moderation” and “Haunted House” on January 25th.Tickets for the newly announced spring tour dates will go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 8th, at 11 a.m. local time. Fans can click here for more info. Fans can reference the full listing of new spring tour cities/dates below for the detailed schedule of upcoming North American performances.New Spring 2019 Tour DatesMay 10 – Mayer, AZ – FORM ArcosantiMay 12 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl*May 13 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl*May 15 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion**May 17 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena**May 20 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre**May 23 – Chicago, IL – Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island^May 24 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre^May 26 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage^May 28 – Montreal, QC – Centre Bell^May 30 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center^June 1 – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music FestivalJune 3 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion^June 5 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek$June 6 – Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre$June 8 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center$June 9 – Miami, FL – AmericanAirlines Arena$*w/ Perfume Genius* w/ CHRIS^ w/Blood Orange$ w/ Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night SweatsView Spring Tour Dateslast_img read more

HBS Club of NY honors five

first_imgJane Fraser, M.B.A. ’94, offers three words of advice for aspiring leaders: context, curiosity, and courage. Her life story is a lesson in all three. Originally from Scotland, Fraser began her career as one of a few women in financial services at Goldman Sachs. Now the CEO for Citi’s businesses in 23 Latin American countries, she attributes part of her success to taking risks. “Courage comes in just being brutally honest about who you are, what are some of the challenges you personally have faced, and being as authentic and real about yourself as possible,” she said.Leadership award winner Fraser is one of five leaders the Harvard Business School Club of New York will honor at its 49th Annual Leadership Dinner on May 18 at the American Museum of Natural History,  The honorees represent alumni who have demonstrated leadership across the business, social, and philanthropic sectors, and who are a testament to the School’s broad, involved base of alumni across the globe. Deborah Farrington, M.B.A. ’76, founder and general partner of StarVest Partners, will chair the event.Harvard Business School (HBS) has a long history of encouraging social awareness and civic responsibility in its students and alumni. Formally organized in 1993, the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative unites these efforts, striving to inspire leaders to take on society’s biggest challenges. The initiative is embedded in the M.B.A. curriculum, as HBS offers career development programs for students and alumni engaged in activities that drive social change. That same spirit is present in the people recognized this year, each of whom offered an opinion on what it takes to be a successful leader in the business world.Jeffrey C. Walker, M.B.A. ’81, vice chair in the United Nations Envoy’s Office for Health Finance and Malaria, is being recognized for excellence in social enterprise. Walker, who has been an executive in residence at HBS and Harvard Kennedy School, calls true leadership “working for something more important than yourself.”World-renowned trumpeter, composer, educator, and leading advocate of American culture Wynton Marsalis, who received a doctor of music honorary degree in 2009, will also be recognized for excellence in social enterprise. Among his many honors, Marsalis is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for music and the National Medal of Arts, and he has served as a U.N. Messenger of Peace since 2001. He is managing and artistic director at Jazz at Lincoln Center and director of jazz studies at The Juilliard School. Today, more than two-thirds of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s programming is educational — reaching more than 1 million individuals of all ages and experiences in all 50 states through concerts, webcasting, direct musical instruction, and distribution of music scores free of charge.For Leslie Wohlman Himmel, M.B.A. ’78, founder and managing partner at the real estate investment company Himmel + Meringoff Properties, leadership meant having the courage to take on the status quo and win. “In my career, many people ask me, ‘How did you ever get into the real estate development business that is controlled by the real estate dynasties and men?’” To ensure other women have opportunities to pursue their own goals, Himmel, who is being honored with the club’s entrepreneurship award, established the Women’s Student Association Fellowship Fund for HBS students. “How else can a woman make it in this world without creating her own destiny, being the master of her own fate?” she asked.“Harvard Business School has produced so many leaders over time, and many of these leaders have received this award before me,” said John A. Paulson, M.B.A. ’80, recipient of this year’s outstanding business leadership award. “For me, it’s a great honor to be included with these past recipients.”Last year, Paulson, who is founder and president of Paulson & Co., donated the largest gift in Harvard’s history, endowing the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the fastest-growing School at Harvard.last_img read more

European data show wind, solar help balance the other’s production

first_imgEuropean data show wind, solar help balance the other’s production FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:“What happens when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow?” It is a well-worn objection to renewable energy as too intermittent and unreliable to provide a safe and constant power supply.It is an argument, however, that has not been heard too often in recent years, as the ranks of renewables opponents have thinned and as wind and solar have proven more reliable and predictable than previously thought.A demonstration of this has now been highlighted by Vaisala, a Finnish provider of observation and measurement products and services, which has reported the heat wave afflicting Western countries such as the U.K., France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and much of Scandinavia created conditions for a considerably higher output from solar power generators to coincide with a fall in generation from wind turbines.The company’s wind and solar performance maps of Europe show wind power resources in July were 20% lower than average but that solar irradiance made up the difference. Vaisala claims its measurements – obtained from nearly 40 years of wind and solar data – clearly demonstrate solar picks up the slack when there is a wind drought, at least in Europe. “Europe is one of the few regions of the world where solar and wind anomalies are consistently anti-correlated over large geographic regions,” said the company, in relation to a heatwave which is caused by a high-pressure system expected to be present until October.“This new data shows that large-scale anomalies are not a one-time occurrence, and it may be time for the European market to follow suit in thinking about how it can become ‘climate resilient’,” said Vaisala’s Director of Renewable Energy, Pascal Storck. “Often wind and solar technologies are played against each other, but the reality is that a diverse portfolio, obtained by building out both to a large scale, will be the solution to long-term variability of this nature.”More: When the wind doesn’t blow don’t worry, the sun shineslast_img read more

In the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia: History Over the Water; Fun on It

first_imgEvery summer, families and outdoor adventurers head to the mountains of Virginia to escape the heat and play in the great outdoors. The Alleghany Highlands, located west of the Shenandoah Valley along the border with West Virginia has carefully cultivated its reputation as a welcoming destination for outdoor enthusiasts.Especially popular during the summer months is water recreation on the Alleghany Highlands Blueway. This unique blueway combines two rivers and two lakes, which means kayakers, canoeists and tubers can find an experience to fit their mood and ability level. The upper Jackson River is wild and scenic and may include some moderate class II or III rapids depending upon water levels. The Cowpasture River is generally an easy and enjoyable float popular with families. Of course, Lake Moomaw and Douthat Lake offer totally different paddling experiences. You can take your time and explore every peaceful cove. Campsites with water views can be found at both lakes.Floating on the water is just one option for enjoying the Alleghany Highlands Blueway. Anglers love the cool mountain waters and spend their days reeling in largemouth bass, trout, muskie and a dozen other kinds of fish. In addition to the two lakes and two main rivers, many other tributaries and streams flow through the mountains. You can even cast in the shadow of one of Virginia’s most famous icons.For those who aren’t ready to climb into a boat, enjoy a picnic or a stroll along the banks of Dunlap Creek near the famous Humpback Bridge. The historic bridge, built in 1857, is part of a wayside park that has picnic tables and plenty of parking. Humpback Bridge is the last remaining bridge of its design in the United States. Visitors from all across America come to see Humpback Bridge. In the Alleghany Highlands, they can admire history over the water and enjoy good clean fun paddling, tubing and fishing in the water.For trip planning information visit or www.alleghanyhighlandsblueway.comlast_img read more

Trump repeats his cowardly old ways

first_imgCoward Trump strikes again. He was a coward during Vietnam. He would never run toward gunfire to save someone. He has no stomach to fire someone face to face except on reality TV — especially when they are smarter and have more integrity in their little toe than he has in his oversized body. Also, once again the NRA forced him to back down after big talk of not being afraid of them. These are facts, not fake news. Jeffrey DareLathamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesAlbany County warns of COVID increase Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more