Gold and Bitcoin prices surge! Should I buy at current levels?

first_img Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Jonathan Smith owns shares in Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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. Gold and Bitcoin prices surge! Should I buy at current levels? Many investors compare returns from the stock market to alternative investments to see whether they are achieving an appropriate risk-adjusted return on their money. Think about it — if you are an income investor and could get 5% interest on a Cash ISA then why would you invest in a stock that has a dividend yield of 5%? The lower risk on the Cash ISA could cause some investors to reduce their stock holdings and increase cash balances instead.Unfortunately, you cannot get 5% in a Cash ISA so it is worth looking at the returns from both gold and Bitcoin over the past few weeks to see whether there is merit in buying at current levels versus the stock market.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…GoldTraditionally, returns on gold increase during periods of uncertainty. Sure, it doesn’t pay you any dividends like a stock does, but it does hold intrinsic value that you can store (some say hoard) during times when other assets classes are not performing well.Has there been uncertainty recently? Definitely. The events in Iran last week sent shock waves around the world. This story alone was a large contributor to the gold rally that saw it reach almost $1,600 per ounce, a seven-year high.While I am interested in gold, I do not want to base my investment planning on such awful events. But if I did my research and felt that I would like to invest in gold for the long term, rather than buying gold itself, I would prefer to play it via the stock market by buying into exchange traded funds (ETFs) that track the price of gold. Two examples of this are the iShares Physical Gold ETF and the Invesco Physical Gold ETF. These can be bought and sold like you would buy shares in a listed company. Just remember though that you own shares, not gold itself.BitcoinDoes Bitcoin beat shares? Yesterday it rallied to $8,000, a level not seen since November 2019. This is a short-term rally of almost 15% from Friday, beating a year’s worth of performance from the FTSE 100 in just three days.However, as both I and my Foolish colleagues have noted in the past, Bitcoin exhibits very high volatility. Due to the virtual impossibility of pinning an intrinsic value on the cryptocurrency, investing in it is hard. At the beginning of this piece, I mentioned comparing risk-adjusted returns, and this is very valid when looking at Bitcoin. The rally of 15% is the bare minimum needed to compensate for the additional risk you take when investing in it versus the stock of a blue-chip company. Also, I can look at the price movement of a stock such as Lloyds Banking Group and say with some confidence that ‘reason X’ contributed to a rally seen that day. However, with the rally in Bitcoin, I find it hard to pin a fundamental reason on it. For me, this makes me want to stay with share investing over Bitcoin.Overall, the recent rally behind both of these alternative investments means investors are likely to wonder whether they should shift some funds to them from traditional stocks. I think gold could be a good buy (and can act as a hedge for your stock investments), but bought through an ETF. And I will definitely be staying away from Bitcoin. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. center_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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RIP: The Rev. Donald Nickerson, executive officer through four General…

first_imgRIP: The Rev. Donald Nickerson, executive officer through four General Conventions, dies at 80 Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Obituary Press Release Service Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA By David PaulsenPosted Dec 12, 2019 Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Smithfield, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET center_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ General Convention, An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Rev. Donald Nickerson celebrates the Eucharist in Burlington, Vermont, in June 1998 during his last Executive Council meeting as executive officer and secretary of General Convention. Photo: Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Donald Nickerson, who served as The Episcopal Church’s executive officer of General Convention from 1986 to 1998, has died. He was 80.Nickerson, a lifelong New Englander, died Dec. 9 after a 33-year struggle with Parkinson’s disease. In retirement, he and his wife, Susan Martin, continued to attend services at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick, Maine, where Nickerson had served as rector for 12 years in the 1970s and 1980s.“He was a pastor’s pastor and mentored hundreds of people to be leaders of the gospel, both within and beyond the church,” Maine Bishop Thomas Brown said Dec. 11 in a diocesan news release announcing Nickerson’s death. “It is not too much to say we’ve lost a giant.”Nickerson was appointed executive officer and secretary of General Convention in 1986 by Presiding Bishop Edmond Browning and the Very Rev. David Collins, president of the House of Deputies. While the position of secretary dates to the first General Convention in 1785, executive officer was a relatively new role, tasked with keeping records and administering governance of the church during its triennial gathering and the years between General Conventions, including through the work of Executive Council. Nickerson was only the church’s second executive officer.Nickerson’s service across four General Conventions earned him loving praise at the time of his retirement in 1998. “I think maybe his greatest gift is that he is a wonderful communicator,” Browning said then. “When he went out to visit the dioceses to talk about General Convention … he was received with a lot of thankfulness. He helped a lot of people have a better appreciation of what [convention] was all about.”Pamela Chinnis, who was House of Deputies president in 1998, joined Browning in praising Nickerson as “a very steadying influence” during a time of change in The Episcopal Church, particularly as it grew more welcoming to LGBTQ members and shifted toward allowing the ordination of gay and lesbian clergy.Executive Council honors the Rev. Donald Nickerson at his retirement in 1998. Pamela Chinnis, far left, president of the House of Deputies, and Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold, second to left, present gifts to Nickerson and his wife, Sue Nickerson. Photo: Episcopal News ServiceThe Rev. Michael Barlowe, who now fills the executive officer role once held by Nickerson, spoke highly of his predecessor in a written statement to Episcopal News Service.“Don served with distinction as secretary and executive officer of the General Convention during some of the most challenging times in the life and governance of the church,” Barlowe said. “He mentored many of the today’s senior leaders of The Episcopal Church, and was known for his fairness, civility, and wisdom.”Nickerson grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts and attended summer camp in Maine at Camp O-AT-KA, founded by an Episcopal priest on Lake Sebago in 1906.Nickerson and his wife met there and in 1962 were married at the camp’s St. Andrew’s Chapel, according to the Diocese of Maine. In retirement, the couple continued to return to the camp each year “for fellowship and renewal.”Presiding Bishop Michael Curry meets with the Rev. Donald Nickerson, right, in June 2019 while in Maine for the consecration of Maine Bishop Thomas Brown, left. Photo: Alice and Chris Photography, via Diocese of MaineA graduate of Springfield College and Berkeley Divinity School, Nickerson was ordained in 1964 as a curate at Trinity Church in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, and he later served as rector of Christ Church in North Conway, New Hampshire, before moving to Maine in 1974.He also served as a deputy or alternate at six General Conventions, from 1970 until his appointment as executive officer, and he was elected to Executive Council in 1982. As executive officer, Nickerson also served as registrar of The Episcopal Church, and in that role, he participated in more than 100 bishop ordinations, according to the Diocese of Maine.“A deeply spiritual person, Don served the Church faithfully and in many capacities,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said in a written statement. “He was generous in forming leaders and devoted to his family. He lived the way of Jesus through a life shaped by faith, hope and, above all, love.”Brown recalled sharing a moment with Nickerson on a deck overlooking Lake Sebago during the past summer, when Nickerson said, “The church has been good for me and my family.”“We join The Episcopal Church in the chorus that sings, ‘Well done, thou good and faithful servant,’” Brown said.Nickerson’s funeral will be 11 a.m. Dec. 28 at St. Paul’s in Brunswick. A private burial will follow at Kearsarge Cemetery in Kearsarge, New Hampshire.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Submit an Event Listing Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA last_img read more

Barkly Plaza / Sergey Skuratov Architects

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” Area:  23920 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Sergey Skuratov Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyMixed Use Architecture, Housing•Moscow, Korea, Republic of Save this picture!© Yuri PALMIN+ 24 Share Year:  Photographs:  Yuri PALMINText description provided by the architects. The building continues to form a new front line of the embankment, the process which had been started by building the new office of Moscow International Bank (MIB) quite a few years ago. From the urbanistic point of view the intention was to enlarge the scale of structures here in order to make the quay more accomplished and city-like character. On the other hand there always is the necessity to preserve historic dominance of Kremlin towers, Christ-the-Savior temple and other local historic marks, so it led to disconnectedness of volumes in the front façade of the new complex.Save this picture!© Yuri PALMINRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsThree units of the complex facing the embankment are 5 storey heigh at the very front and one more level is added further to the rear side of each unit, making an indention in the roof line. The four units lined along the Kursovoy pereulok have 4-7 levels. The main idea of the whole composition is based on this indention device – two units so to say step out of the embankment front line in the direction of the Kursovoy pereulok. These moved volumes are superimposed onto the 3-4-storey unit along the Kursovoy pereulok. Thus the emptied space between the multi-storey units forms the system of green yards with lawns on the roof of the single-storey “traces” of the shifted units. Save this picture!© Yuri PALMINExternal finishing (façade) is covered with light-shade Jurassic stones with surface treated in three different types, plus differently shaded and toned glass in dark-grey aluminum frames. The idea of the embankment façade was to make an impression of balconies, loggias, ventilation grids and other architectural details sprout through glass surfaces of different transparency. These details serve as a link to the more classic facades of the nearby buildings, especially on the other side of the complex (Kursovoy pereulok).Save this picture!© Yuri PALMINProject gallerySee allShow lessContemplating the Void: Bad Architects GroupArticlesDébordement / Atelier AlternArticlesProject locationAddress:Moscow, RussiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Projects Barkly Plaza / Sergey Skuratov Architects “COPY” Mixed Use Architecture Photographs 2005 Barkly Plaza / Sergey Skuratov ArchitectsSave this projectSaveBarkly Plaza / Sergey Skuratov Architects Korea, Republic of ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSergey Skuratov ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingDabasMoscowHousingMixed UseRetail3D ModelingRussiaPublished on June 04, 2010Cite: “Barkly Plaza / Sergey Skuratov Architects” 04 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Talis SVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Solid ColorPartitionsSkyfoldRetractable Walls – Stepped & Sloped SpacesDining tablesZeitraumWood Table – TautBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USARoll Towel Dispenser – Electronic TouchlessWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesAluminium CompositesSculptformClick-on Battens in Victoria GardensMetal PanelsLongboard®Metal Ceilings – DauntlessWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsPerforated Facade PanelFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Rainscreen Cladding Panels for Lightweight Facades in Apartment BlockBricksAcme BrickModular Size BrickMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Barkly 广场 / Sergey Skuratov Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Fundraising Regulator announces new approach to complaints report with ‘pause’ until 2020

first_img Tagged with: complaints Fundraising Regulator AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 The Fundraising Regulator is to take a more qualitative approach with its complaints report in future, with the next full report now not due until in 2020 while it works on making this change, it has announced.The Fundraising Regulator published its first report on complaints received by charities about fundraising in 2016 this October, with submissions from nearly 900 charities. It has now decided to review the content and purpose of the report with a new version to be published in the summer of 2020 covering the financial year 2019/20.According to the Regulator, this change will enable it to explore specific areas in greater detail; and provide the sector with more information on the volume and nature of the complaints received about fundraisingBetween now and 2020, the Regulator has said that it will undertake a review of the purpose and content of the report, in consultation with the sector with the two year pause allowing it to prepare ‘a more meaningful and qualitatively impactful report’ covering 2019/20. During this period, the Regulator will continue to monitor and analyse complaints data, but on a smaller scale – producing shorter, interim reports covering 2017-18 and 2018-19. The data will be collected from around 60 charities who spend the most on fundraising.Stephen Dunmore, CEO, said:“The Fundraising Regulator is committed to developing a thorough, useful and thought-through complaints report that provides real insight into the nature of fundraising complaints and how they can be resolved.“An interim structure, reflecting this more qualitative approach, will be used for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 reports. Following the process of review and adaptation, the 2019/20 report will mark the start of a new complaints analysis process for the longer term.”  133 total views,  3 views today Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Fundraising Regulator announces new approach to complaints report with ‘pause’ until 2020  134 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Melanie May | 14 December 2017 | Newslast_img read more

Tamil newspapers correspondent goes missing in the North

first_img Sri LankaAsia – Pacific January 13, 2021 Find out more Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists February 16, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Tamil newspapers correspondent goes missing in the North Help by sharing this information July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri LankaAsia – Pacific RSF_en News News Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trialcenter_img News Organisation Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Receive email alerts to go further Reporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about the disappearance last night of Subramaniam Ramachandran, the correspondent of the Tamil dailies Thinakural and Valampuri in the Vadamaradchi region north of Jaffna. The organisation said it was worried about the cruel lack of protection for media personnel in this region.“Alarming acts of violence against journalists and human rights activists are taking place in areas controlled by the government,” the press freedom organisation said. “Everything must be done to locate and save Ramachandran.”Aged 37 and the father of two, Ramachandran went missing in Karaveddy (a village in the Vadamaradchi region) after leaving the Arasady school, which he runs, and setting off for home by bicycle. No information is available about the reason for his disappearance or the identity of those responsible. Some human rights organisations said he could have been kidnapped by a pro-government militia after receiving many death threats.The newspaper Thinakural described Ramachandran as a “correspondent full of energy.” He had been working for the two Tamil-language dailies since 2002. News Follow the news on Sri Lanka July 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

#BREAKING Fire crews battle Limerick industrial estate fire

first_imgNewsBreaking news#BREAKING Fire crews battle Limerick industrial estate fireBy Staff Reporter – May 23, 2016 1118 WhatsApp Advertisement Twitter Email Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashcenter_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSbreaking newslimerickLimerick City Fire and Rescue Print Previous articleTriumph and Trauma, a poetic dedication in dance to 1916 turning pointNext articleShocking viral video emerges of Limerick street brawl Staff Reporter The scene of the blaze at Galvone Ind Est in Limerick. Source @LimerickFireThe scene of the blaze at Galvone Ind Est in Limerick. Source @limerickfireFIREFIGHTERS from the Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service have been battling and containing a commercial fire this Monday evening at a premises in the Galvone Industrial Estate.Shortly before 6pm, four units were joined by a crew from Shannon at the Industrial Estate on the south side of the city.Four Limerick City appliances including the aerial platform hoist ‘Bronto’ and a Water Tanker were also deployed to the scene.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The alarm was raised to the incident at 5:50pm and crews remained on scene until 7:45pm.It is understood that an office within one of in the warehouses caught fire and caused damage to the building.Crews, once the blaze was brought under control, remained on scene to dampen down and prevent any reemergence of the fire.Forensic fire investigators are carrying out initial checks as to the cause of the blaze and Gardai from Roxboro Road are also carrying out their inquiries. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedinlast_img read more

Ryanair to reopen its base at Shannon Airport

first_imgPrint WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live REPRO FREEShannon Airport gets early Christmas present from RyanairRyanair to reopen its Shannon base and operate 14 routes from Shannon for summer ‘21Tuesday 22nd December 2020: Shannon Group has today welcomed the announcement by Ryanair that it will re-open its Shannon base with one based aircraft and recommence 14 routes from April ’21.Welcoming the announcement Mary Considine, CEO, Shannon Group which operates Shannon Airport said: “We are delighted with today’s announcement by Ryanair which shows their continued commitment to Shannon. The confirmation of one Ryanair based aircraft and 14 routes recommencing at Shannon Airport in April 2021 is an early Christmas present and is a very positive end to what has been an extremely tough year for the airport and aviation.“Ryanair is a valued airline partner. They have operated at Shannon since 1987 and have had a base at Shannon since 2004, providing vital routes for the region and stimulating direct and indirect employment which is important for Shannon.“As we rebuild from the devastation of the pandemic this is great news for the regions tourism and business communities who rely on these services for their livelihoods. With the planned roll-out of the vaccines expected in early 2021, people can now begin to once again plan to visit friends and relatives , travel for business and take that well deserved overseas holiday after what has been a very tough year for so many.”PIctured L-R Mary Considine, CEO Shannon Group and Eddie Wilson, CEO of Ryanair DAC.Pic Arthur Ellis.RYANAIR announced today (22nd) that it is to reopen its base in Shannon Airport in April.Shannon Airport has worked closely with Ryanair in delivering incentives to rebuild traffic ahead of the Summer 21 season, in anticipation of a recovery in demand following the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine across Europe.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up With the restoration of its base at Shannon the Ryanair schedule for Summer 2021 will deliver:1 based aircraft14 routes32 weekly flightsConnections to holiday destinations such as Faro, Lanzarote, Malaga or Mallorca; business routes to Manchester and London; and leisure and visiting-friends-and-relatives routes to Kaunas, Warsaw or Wroclaw among others.Over 330 direct and indirect jobsTo celebrate, Ryanair has launched a seat sale with fares available from just €19.99, for travel until the end of May 2021, which must be booked by midnight Thursday (24 Dec) only on the website. With 14 routes to choose from, Irish consumers can look forward to planning a much-deserved getaway as well as welcoming a recovery of the region’s economy by Summer 2021.Eddie Wilson, CEO of Ryanair DAC, said: “We’re delighted to restore our Shannon Airport base with one aircraft and 14 routes from April 2021. This is great news for the Mid-West in supporting employment particularly within the region’s tourism sector, which will benefit from pent-up demand now that vaccines will be widely available next year.Ryanair has a long standing relationship with Shannon, flying our first passengers from Shannon Airport in 1987. The airport has worked tirelessly with Ryanair over the last number of months to secure capacity ahead of next summer and we’re delighted that this re-opening of the Ryanair base will restore Shannon’s connectivity and support the economic recovery of the Mid-West next year.Ryanair now calls on Transport Minister Mr. Eamon Ryan to urgently introduce incentives on airport charges to support passenger recovery at Dublin and Cork for Summer 21. There will be significantly reduced capacity in Europe next Summer and unless the Irish Govt secures that connectivity now, unfortunately it will go elsewhere in Europe where Governments, regions and airports are actively engaged in securing  this vital infrastructure, along with the much need employment that it will generate. Without recovery incentives, passenger capacity at Dublin will fall and Cork as a Ryanair base may not reopen for Summer 21.To celebrate the re-opening of our Shannon base, we have launched a seat sale with flights from just €19.99 for travel until the end of May 2021. This offer is available until midnight Thursday (24 Dec). Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto and avoid missing out.”Mary Considine, CEO, Shannon Group which operates Shannon Airport said:“We are delighted with today’s announcement by Ryanair which shows their continued commitment to Shannon. The confirmation of one Ryanair based aircraft and 14 routes recommencing at Shannon Airport in April 2021 is an early Christmas present and is a very positive end to what has been an extremely tough year for the airport and aviation.“As we rebuild from the devastation of the pandemic this is great news for the regions tourism and business communities who rely on these services for their livelihoods, and the general public who have experienced a very difficult year. With the planned roll-out of the vaccines expected in early 2021, people can now begin to plan for a longed-for overseas holiday.” Advertisement TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerickcenter_img Email WhatsApp Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BusinessLimerickNewsRyanair to reopen its base at Shannon AirportBy Meghann Scully – December 22, 2020 830 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleUniversity Hospital Limerick Christmas Gift appeal for children in Direct ProvisionNext articleCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Meghann Scully Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener last_img read more

ASA investigates agent over number of homes sold

first_imgA recent complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has highlighted the perils for agents of incorrectly using sales data taken from Rightmove’s Intel tool.The case involves an estate agent in Leicestershire who was reported to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for using a ‘misleading’ leaflet that used Rightmove data to claim that it had sold six properties in a specific postcode.Sales and letting agent CHQ Properties, which is based in the town of Shepshed just outside Loughborough and was set up two years ago, came to the attention of the Leicestershire County Council Trading Standards Services after it used a flyer distributed to homes in the LE11 central Loughborough postcode that included the claim ‘after selling six properties last week surely the best way of selling your property is with us’.Within its complaint to the ASA, CHQ Properties was challenged on whether it had really sold that number of properties in LE11 between 27 October and 2 November last year, as claimed.Trading Standards believed the flyer was misleading because it did not make clear which postcodes were included in the comparison, and that CHQ had not sold any properties in LE11 during that period.CHQ was told that in future it must provide more details about the data used when it made claims  of this sort, particularly when and which postcodes data related to, and that it should attribute a source, which in the original case was Rightmove. The case was closed on an informal basis.advertising standards authority CHQ Properties Trading Standards March 2, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’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 » ASA investigates agent over number of homes sold previous nextRegulation & LawASA investigates agent over number of homes soldFlyer published by Leicestershire sales and letting agent is reported to watchdog by Trading StandardsNigel Lewis2nd March 20170809 Viewslast_img read more

Four key conveyancing firms are revolting!

first_imgHome » News » Associations & Bodies » Four key conveyancing firms are revolting! previous nextAssociations & BodiesFour key conveyancing firms are revolting!The four suppliers of conveyancing information and services have set up a breakaway industry association.Nigel Lewis7th January 202001,317 Views The usually quiet world of conveyancing is changing after the four main players within the industry revealed that they have set up a new industry association.Groundsure, Landmark, Tide (part of Anglian Water) and Searchflow have jointly established the Conveyancing Information Executive (CIE) and left the two other organisations, the Council of Property Search Organisations and The Property Codes Compliance Board.The breakaway may sound like a storm in a teacup to many agents, but the four companies involved in setting up the executive say they believe the industry needs a new organisation as technology rapidly takes over the delivery of conveyancing in the UK.Several government initiatives including the Land Registry’s Digital Street initiative and the ongoing digitisation of local searches, mean ‘big data’ is now a key issue within conveyancing.Data standardsIn a statement to The Negotiator, the organisations involved said: “CIE Directors share a belief that the future of property data due diligence lies in the application of technology to big data, more robust data standards, transparency and openness around data integrity and working with the wider industry to deliver the solutions of the future.”The four go on to say that all members will adhere to the Conveyancing Information Executive Standards as its member’s regulatory guide, and will also be required to use The Property Ombudsman to deal with any consumer redress matters using Conveyancing Information Executive Standards in just the same way as they may have done historically for the Search Code.“The CIE is currently in discussions with a number of organisations and look forward to announcing additional new members in due course,” they have said.All four companies involved are giants within the conveyancing world. Groundsure provides environmental searches; Landmark is the key mover in land and property data; Anglian is the largest water company in the UK by coverage and Searchflow is a major online supplier of conveyancing quotes and other services.    Anglian Waters Tide Conveyancing Information Executive Landmark Searchflow January 7, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’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 2021last_img read more

Faster sales loom as Land Registry green lights electronic signatures

first_imgThe Land Registry has given the green light to faster property sales after making the historic announcement that it is to accept electronic signatures across a wide range of property transactions.This includes for property sales, leases, mortgages and other property dealings.Talked about for years, the tech has been brought forward by the needs of Covid and social distancing, the organisation says.Electronic signatures will have to be ‘witnessed’ by someone present at the time it takes place, and the process requires a conveyancer to upload the deed or lease to an online platform which sends a link to the signatories.Once they have completed the necessary authentication checks, they then ‘sign’ the document electronically in the physical presence of the witness who then also signs.The conveyancer is then notified that the signing process has been concluded and, once they have completed on the deed, submits the completed document to HM Land Registry with their application for registration.Strict requirement“What we have done today is remove the last strict requirement to print and sign a paper document in a home buying or other property transaction,” says Simon Hayes, Chief Land Registrar.“This should help right now while lots of us are working at home, but it is also a keystone of a truly digital, secure and more efficient conveyancing process that we believe is well within reach.”Adam Forshaw (left), MD at leading tech-driven conveyancers, O’Neill Patient, says: “his is a significant step forward for homebuyers, as it means that in principle the entire homebuying journey can now be conducted electronically.“Even before the advent of Covid-19 and social distancing, there was significant demand for a more tech-driven process.  But one of the biggest problems facing the property sector in lockdown was the ongoing requirement for ‘wet-ink’ signatures.”Read more about electronic signatures.adam forshaw O’Neill Patient Simon Hayes covid Land Registry July 28, 2020Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 29th July 2020 at 7:57 amSlowly, slowly the wheel of change moves, Covid-19 has awoken all to the fact that digital is all, and the efficiency it brings is second to none. Yesterday co-incidentally, I was going online and reading through legal publications / digital blogs, Todays Conveyancer, Inside Conveyancing, Legal Futures, Law Gazette etc, all had articles on the end of ‘wet ink’ signatures, but I was struck by how antiquated and closed up the legal industry still is.There were debates about how safe it was to move away from pen and paper, the dangers of identity theft caused by digital, it was for me very disappointing, and I think this sector is about to be hit by a tidal wave of problems as it is so entrenched on ‘doing things’ slowly.Luckily, the click click, I want it now movement the maturing 26 year old plus Gen-Z will just push this old school mentality aside, hunting out digitally good legal practices who have invested and modernised.After all a digital signature at land registry at the end of a conveyancing matter is all well and good, but if the sale took three months to go through as the solicitor or conveyancer works in an office reminiscent of days gone by, then progress will remain slow. Time for some joined up thinking and action.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Faster sales loom as Land Registry green lights electronic signatures previous nextProptechFaster sales loom as Land Registry green lights electronic signaturesLand Registry says needs of Covid led it to take historic decision to bring forward electronic signatures for a wide range of different property transactions.Nigel Lewis28th July 20201 Comment1,364 Viewslast_img read more