Tags: NULL KCS-content Share HOME loan volumes picked up in June but still languished at about a third of their pre-financial crisis levels, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).Banks and building societies extended £13.1bn of credit to housebuyers in June, an increase of 15 per cent on May’s figure and seven per cent up on the previous year. First-time buyers were among those who benefited in the uplift, with the number of loans going to people without a foot on the property ladder increasing 20 per cent month-on-month to 19,400.The total sum lent for mortgages in the second quarter – £35bn – was up marginally on last year, but remained well below the £93.9bn handed out in the same period of 2007. The CML warned the property market was unlikely to surge upward in the next six months.“Transaction levels are subdued and likely to remain so while access to credit is constrained,” said CML economist Paul Samter.The industry body also found fixed-rate home loans making a comeback. Nearly half of borrowers – 48 per cent – chose a fixed-rate mortgage in June, despite a historically low base interest rate of 0.5 per cent. This was due to lenders cheapening their deals. Show Comments ▼ Mortgage lending jumps in June but volumes stay below pre-crisis levels Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading Blvd whatsapp whatsapp Wednesday 11 August 2010 8:29 pm
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The builder ended last year with a record total order book of nearly £2.2bn, a staggering £400m higher than in 2018. This is equivalent to 9,725 homes. By comparison, in 2019, total home completions hit 15,719, including joint ventures. On this basis, it looks as if the firm has the potential to achieve another record performance over the next 12 months. Excellent newsAll of the above is excellent news for its shareholders. The company ended 2019 with a healthy net cash balance of £546m, that’s after paying out £600m to shareholders via dividends in 2019. Management is planning a similar level of distributions in 2020. In particular, last week’s trading update notes: “We remain a very cash generative business and, as previously announced, intend to return £610m to shareholders by way of total dividend in 2020.“City analysts believe this will translate into a dividend yield of more than 9% for the current financial year. 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JR: I’ll go with Elisha Cuthbert. She plays Jack Bauer’s daughter in 24 and is in The Girl Next Door. Ricky Gervais for comedy and then I’d have to have a sporting legend like Eric Cantona.RW: Do you have any bugbears?JR: At the moment I hate guys wearing the All Saints look: jeans tucked into big boots with a low v-neck top. It’s straight off the mannequin. You see a lot of it in Cardiff and it’s not good. Jeans tucked into big, undone boots? Horrible.RW: Do you know any good jokes?JR: My dad told me one the other day. A guy goes into church in London and sees a sign on the wall next to a telephone saying it’s £10,000 for a call. He thinks that’s a lot for a call and asks a priest why it’s £10,000. He replies, “It’s to call God, a direct call.” The guy then goes on to Birmingham and goes to another church where he sees the same sign on the wall. He asks another priest why’s it £10,000 for a call and he says, “So you can speak to God.” He continues to travel to churches around England. They all have the same notice on the wall and he gets the same response from the priests. Then he visits a church in Cardiff and sees the same sign on the wall but it’s 50p for a call. So he says to the priest, “I’ve been to all these churches in England and it’s £10,000 a call. Why’s it 50p in Cardiff to speak to God?” The priest replies, “Because it’s a local call here.”RW: Any embarrassing moments?JR: No doubt there have been a few in the bedroom that I can’t mention. I get tucked up by the boys quite a lot on nights out, too, in front of groups of girls. I just get ripped into on nights out; it’s embarrassing but funny at the same time.RW: Who’s your ideal woman?JR: Someone who challenges me intellectually and who has a good smile.RW: What can’t you live without?JR: Happiness. And smiling.This article appeared in the October 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK Jamie Roberts lands in Wellington ahead of the Rugby World CupRUGBY WORLD: Who are the jokers with Wales?JAMIE ROBERTS: Tom Shanklin has had to retire now but there are still a few jokers in the squad. Stephen Jones continues with his 1930s banter while the least funny guy is Gethin Jenkins. He offers nothing really, he’s just not funny at all.RW: And the funniest?JR: Andy Powell. He’s the hub of attention.RW: Who are your best and worst room-mates?JR: The worst is Craig Mitchell – he snores like anything. It was terrible and I had to get my own room. The best depends what mood I’m in. If I’m in a lively mood it’s good to room with guys who chat a lot; if all I want to do is get to sleep the best guys are quiet fellas.RW: Which player spends the longest in front of the mirror?JR: Typically I’d have to credit Lee Byrne and James Hook. Gavin Henson is the same. I just do my hair and that’s it.Carl Hayman employs an odd tactic to stop Wales getting the ballRW: What’s your dream holiday?JR: A road trip around California. I’ve done it twice and the best bit is Vegas. I’ve done it in a Mustang convertible – the Pacific Coast Highway is great.RW: What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on the pitch?JR: It was quite funny watching the Wales-Barbarians game on telly when Carl Hayman’s shirt came off and the ball got stuck in it. I always love to see a big tackle, then for the players to get up and shake hands. There’s always a bit of sledging too. It’s a great feeling to dish it out when you’re winning but it’s not so good when you’re on the receiving end and losing. I get the usual, something about my massive jaw or my massive head.RW: If your house was on fire, what three things would you save?JR: My Mac – it’s got my pictures and everything on it. My Rolex Daytona – it’s a nice watch. And probably my uni work.RW: Who are your three dream dinner party guests? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit
How did this year’s move from Leicester to Gloucester come about?I was enjoying Leicester but I felt my opportunities were limited there because they have such strength in depth. I thought Gloucester would be better for me and I knew some of the players, like Elliott Stooke, who I now share a house with.Did you expect to play so much first-team rugby this autumn?It’s been a surprise. It’s a shame for Henry Trinder being out with a shoulder injury, but it opened up an opportunity for me. I am just working to get better every week. RW verdict: This Junior World Cup winner has successfully stepped up to the senior game for Gloucester.This Hotshot was published in the December 2014 edition of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in the current edition of the mag. Try time: Purdy breaks away from London Irish to score LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS When did you first play rugby?I went along to Chipping Norton rugby club with a mate when I was about eight. Football was my first love but by the age of 11 or 12 I was in love with rugby. I played at Burford School and Cokethorpe, where I went for sixth form.Do you prefer to play wing or centre? I was a centre through my age-group rugby, but when I was at Leicester my A League opportunities mostly came on the wing. I played on the wing for England U20 too.Who influenced you as you came through?Larry Cummins at Cokethorpe, Nick Walshe with England U20 and Tosh Askew at Leicester.
Photographs: Michael Nicholson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Andy Carson Save this picture!© Michael Nicholson+ 47Curated by Fernanda Castro Share Year: Peter Glass & Associates Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891747/dovecote-atelier-andy-carson Clipboard “COPY” Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Gerringong, Australia Architects: Atelier Andy Carson Area Area of this architecture project Area: 612 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Dovecote / Atelier Andy CarsonSave this projectSaveDovecote / Atelier Andy Carson Landscape Architects: Manufacturers: Focus, Brodware, PREFA, Victoria & Albert Lead Architects: 2017 Australia “COPY” Houses Bellevarde Constructions ArchDaily Head Contractor: Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/891747/dovecote-atelier-andy-carson Clipboard Dovecote / Atelier Andy Carson Products used in this ProjectWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – PivotingOther Participants:Tom Potter, Catherine Bailey-Smith, Alvin TsangStructural Engineer:Ken MurtaghSurveyor:Allen, Price & ScarrattsMain House Area:486 sqm internalGuest House Area:126 sqm internalCity:GerringongCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Michael NicholsonText description provided by the architects. This new home designed by Atelier Andy Carson is a sanctuary from its harsh surrounds, perched on a sprawling coastal site overlooking Werri Beach, New South Wales. Green pastures and paddocks running dairy cows line this 150-acre property on one side, rugged coastal cliffs and ocean on the other.Save this picture!© Michael NicholsonSave this picture!© Michael NicholsonThe four bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom main home consists of three linked pavilions, wrapped around a protected courtyard.The architects’ design is inspired by the spectacular landscape.Save this picture!© Michael NicholsonSave this picture!Main House / Floor planSave this picture!© Michael NicholsonThe 180-degree views and breathtaking backdrop called for a respectful celebration of the location. Instead of providing the same view throughout the house with wall to wall glass, the design creates considered framed glimpses of what lies outside. Meanwhile, a storm-viewing room pays tribute to the drama of extreme weather fronts creeping up from the ocean.Save this picture!© Michael NicholsonSave this picture!© Michael NicholsonThe clients, Beau Neilson and her husband, Jeffrey Simpson, set the brief based on a clear understanding of how they live. No strangers to the design scene (Beau is daughter of art patrons Judith & Kerr Neilson), the couple desired an elegant, comfortable residence for all conditions. Their brief also called for a modest two-bedroom guest house on the site to cater to visitors and extended family.Save this picture!© Michael NicholsonThis guest house is inspired by a farm shed, with a plan that’s charmingly simple yet highly considered in its detail. Two decks form a cross axis to the home on the north and south, providing opportunities to chase the sun or seek refuge from harsh winds. The architect and builders teamed up with a local engineering firm to develop the operable façade. Large copper panels that cover the entire western façade can be adjusted to any angle, or fully open to light and views via hydraulic cylinders concealed in the floor space. Occupants are treated to a sensory show as the setting sun penetrates deep into the living space.Save this picture!© Michael NicholsonVisitors are encouraged to slow down from arrival – the home is accessed only by foot.The project’s sustainability features include utilising only tank water (harvested from the roof) and on-site sewage treatment.Atelier Andy Carson has created a robust family home that actively explores the relationship between building and landscape.Save this picture!© Michael NicholsonProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Entries: CTBUH 2018 International Student Tall Building Design CompetitionStudent CompetitionsArt.Architecture Workshop 2018Call for Submissions Share CopyAbout this officeAtelier Andy CarsonOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsGerringongAustraliaPublished on April 02, 2018Cite: “Dovecote / Atelier Andy Carson” 02 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 2 November 2012 | News One in ten 25-34 year olds never carry physical money, relying entirely on debit and credit cards, according to research by The Pennies Foundation, the charity that provides top-up donation services for consumers.Overall 5% of all UK adults no longer carry cash, and 33% of adults regularly leave the house without carrying physical cash.If these are the first signs of the cashless society, then it could start to limit the income charities receive from street and counter collecting tins. Advertisement Tagged with: Individual giving microdonations Pennies Foundation Research / statistics Trading 47 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The survey into attitudes to charitable donations also found that many people don’t bother to pick up coins dropped on the ground. Less than half of us (47%) would bother to pick up a penny on the street, while a quarter (25%) would not even bother to pick up anything less than 20p, and a further 8% would never pick up any coins at all.The Pennies Foundation cites the findings as evidence that charities need to adapt to secure ‘change’ from electronic transactions in shops, restaurants and other businesses.Alison Hutchinson, CEO of The Pennies Foundation, said: “Our research shows that 62% of Britons will drop a few pennies into a charity box while shopping, but more than half of us have noticed a decline in these physical boxes. This, combined with the growing numbers of people choosing to pay by card and not carry cash, means the traditional way of donating small change to charity is under threat. We hope that with the introduction of Pennies, that doesn’t have to happen.”Since it launched nearly two years ago, Pennies has raised over £750,000 for charities, with the top up donate option being used over 3 million times.www.pennies.org.uk Younger people shunning cash for cards, says Pennies 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.
Mumia Abu-JamalPrinted from a June 22 audio commentary posted on prisonradio.org.A young white man, barely at the age of his majority, walks into Charleston’s most storied Black church, and before he leaves, a new history is written.Attending the Wednesday night [June 17] Bible study, he sits for nearly an hour, but his mind isn’t on the life of Jesus nor his disciples. It’s on murder, mass murder. When the door shuts behind him, nine Black souls, elders mostly, had been slain, Bibles in hand.The man, or boy more than man really, hadn’t come to learn about religion, for he had a belief, white supremacy, or the profound hatred of Black people.White supremacy is the mother’s milk of Charleston, of South Carolina, of the South, of America. For surely as slavery funded and built America, the underlying principle was the devaluation, exploitation and oppression of Black life. It’s the only thing that makes the church massacre in Charleston even remotely intelligible.Nine Black people were sacrificed to the blind idol of white supremacy for the same reason that thousands of Black men and women were lynched on American elms and pines — as sacrifices to an idea to perpetuate a system of economic injustice.Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old accused of this massacre, had no friends to speak of; no place to stay other than an associate’s couch; no job; and a tenuous relationship with his parents. Isolated, alienated, alone in the world, his sole remaining possession was his whiteness, the only thing that gave his existence meaning. That was the energy that fueled the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina.It now sits like an incubus in the American soul, seething hatred and fear, waiting for more Black lives to consume.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Previous articleChecking Mid May Indiana corn and soybeansNext articleWhat to Look for When Scouting Indiana Corn and Bean Fields Gary Truitt Local Food Enforcement SHARE SHARE By Gary Truitt – May 21, 2017 As a journalist, I prefer to report the news, but occasionally that ends up making news. This was the case during a recent trip to a grocery store. With both of the Marsh stores in my hometown closing, I set out to find a new place to shop in a nearby town. A large, modern Kroger store in Westfield, IN was my choice. While strolling through its brightly lit, well-organized, colorful produce section, I noticed a prominent display of watermelons. Under the artfully arranged pile of melons was a large sign that read “Indiana Grown.” In fact, it was the official logo of the Indiana Grown program administered by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. This program brands and promotes food products grown or produced in Indiana. Something at the back of my mind said, “This is not right.” Do you know what it was?Not being the sharpest tool in the shed, it took me a while to realize what was wrong. In fact, it was several minutes later while perusing the selection of Indiana wine in the liquor department that it dawned on me. This is May –how can there be Indiana grown melons in May? A return to the produce section confirmed that, indeed, the melons in the Indiana Grown bin were clearly labeled “Product of Mexico.” I snapped a photo of the display. When I got home I posted it on social media, along with a snarky comment. This is when things got interesting.Several farmers who produce products for the Indiana Grown program saw my post and became rather incensed about how the program was being abused by retailers. They started contacting the ISDA asking that something be done. By the next day, the controversy had grown to the point where the Director of ISDA was calling me on my cell phone to ask for details on the incident. He explained that the Indiana Grown program does not have the manpower or resources to police every retailer involved in the program. Thus, they rely on the public to notify them of violations. While understandable, most farmers and consumers may not be aware of this.To be fair, it may have been a simple mistake by an employee who was not well-trained. Yet, there is a powerful incentive for retailers to play fast and loose with the term local. Today, consumers will seek out and even pay a higher price for food products produced locally, even though many have no idea what products are produced in their local area or state. Thus, they rely on labels. If big box store retailers are allowed to mislabel products as local, it will erode consumer confidence in branding programs like Indiana Grown. Farmers, large and small, rely on these kind of programs to give them access to the marketplace and to help them compete in the highly competitive area of retail food sales.So, next time you see a locally grown sign or logo in your grocery story, check the products to make sure they are really local. If it is not locally produced, I encourage you to bring it to the attention of the store or to contact ISDA and let them know of the abuse. Likewise, if your local store does not participate in the Indiana Grown program or purchase and market products from your state or region, then complain to that store. With national grocery chains replacing locally-based stores, it is vital that we keep the local connection and maintain the integrity of local-branded programs.A week later, I returned to the Kroger store where all this began. The melons from Mexico, along with the Indiana Grown sign, had been removed. There was a large display of out of state strawberries. I’m hoping in the next few weeks that some locally grown Hoosier strawberries will find a place in this produce section.By Gary Truitt Home Commentary Local Food Enforcement Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter
President Donald Trump today unveiled a major initiative designed to strengthen a rural economy that has lagged urban areas in recovery from the Great Recession of 2007-2008. Trump signed two executive orders that fund and streamline the expansion of rural broadband access after an address to 7,400 farmers and ranchers gathered at American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Annual Convention.Trump promised the new Farm Bill would continue to provide a safety net for farmers who are now entering their fifth year of declining incomes. “I look forward to working with Congress to pass the farm bill on time so that it delivers for all of you, and I support a bill that includes crop insurance,” he said.AFBF President Zippy Duvall said Trump’s visit marked a watershed in D.C. politics.“Farmers and ranchers have too long faced burdensome regulations,” Duvall said. “This president understands the toll government overreach has taken on ordinary business and is moving swiftly to clear the way for prosperity. We are moving into yet another year of economic difficulty. Relief could not have come at a better time.”Source: AFBF Home Indiana Agriculture News Trump Promotes Rural Development Initiative in Speech to Farm Bureau By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 8, 2018 SHARE Previous articleKettler Begins Work at ISDANext articleAnother Memorable Presidential Visit to AFBF Convention Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Trump Promotes Rural Development Initiative in Speech to Farm Bureau Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter
Facebook Twitter The Potential Impacts of USDA Reports Being on Hold During Shutdown SHARE Previous articleIndiana Firms Invited to Submit Innovative Projects in AgbiosciencesNext articleProfitability and Better Management to be Explored at Top Farmer Conference Eric Pfeiffer SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News The Potential Impacts of USDA Reports Being on Hold During Shutdown By Eric Pfeiffer – Jan 7, 2019 Facebook Twitter The Potential Impacts of USDA Reports Being on Hold During ShutdownThe USDA announced last week that the January World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates, or WASDE, report would be delayed due to the partial government shutdown. Hoosier Ag Today market analyst David Kohli says the timing is unfortunate because this report is critical for planning and strategy for farmers and their lenders.“You’re looking at corn and bean ratios right now very, very closely. How much of this crop is going to be switched over to corn and beans? A lot of people are talking about that. We may get some insight in this report trying to see how much was the yield affected for both corn and beans this past growing season.”Another HAT market analyst, Bob Utterback from Utterback Marketing Services, says this could be an historically long shutdown because neither Democrats or Republicans are feeling a lot of pain from it. And not only is the WASDE report on hold, but daily and weekly export sales reports are as well.“I think we’ve got to deal with it in agriculture with the lack of reports. What happens is that inaccuracies, rumors, start to take over and for a period of time you could have really inactive markets because nobody knows how to position and then a rumor hits and then you get a big fundamental surprise.”Utterback shared his advice for the duration of the shutdown.“I wouldn’t want to be short the futures or long the futures. I would want to be in a synthetic put or a synthetic call, whatever reason you had to be in the market, but I would want to be in a protective format because the market could be subject to computer swings led by public opinion that are not based on fact but on fear.”Trade talks are continuing in Beijing today between the US and China. China has been purchasing more soybeans but it’s tough to tell how much because of the lack of those reports from USDA. We’ll be following any trade developments there that could impact the markets. For breaking news, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.