first_img Lloyds pays £500m Halifax compensation Monday 21 February 2011 8:39 am alison.lock whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.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.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.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.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com Share Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Government-backed bank Lloyds will take a £500m charge over its handling of communications relating to some of its mortgages, after reaching a deal with the Financial Services Authority.Halifax, now part of the Lloyds group, said it has reached a voluntary agreement with the FSA to pay compensation to 300,000 mortgage customers after it admitted confusing them on the interest rate they were charged.Customers that took out a standard variable rate mortgage between 2004 and 2007 were issued with offer documents that implied they would be informed if the bank raised the interest rate cap.In fact, Lloyds only agreed to inform one specific group of customers, leaving most uninformed when it raised the cap on its standard variable rate mortgages from two to three per cent above the base rate in January 2009.Mortgage brokers queried Halifax’s right to change the rate if the documents didn’t explicitly say it would.Halifax is to write to around 600,000 customers from April onwards to clear up the confusion and would make goodwill payments to around half of them.Compensation will be based on the difference between customers’ repayments at the two and three per cent rates. Lloyds acquired the Halifax business following its purchase of rival HBOS during the height of the credit crisis in 2008.The HBOS takeover, which was brokered by the then Labour government, saddled Lloyds with billions of pounds of losses and led the government to step in and bail it out with taxpayers’ money.As a result of the bailout, the British government ended up with a stake of around 41 percent in Lloyds.Lloyds shares are down 2.18 per cent, making it one of the worst-performing stocks on the FTSE 100. last_img read more

first_imgSunday 20 March 2011 11:26 pm More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULLcenter_img The ongoing sequence of tragedies in Japan has understandably shaken investor sentiment heavily. In two days last week the Nikkei lost 17 per cent and markets around the world fell accordingly, with the FTSE 100 dropping over six per cent in six sessions before showing some composure at the tail end of the week.The question though as to whether such a rapid fall as this was rational is not so easily answered.Looking at the pure economic ties between Japan and the UK for instance, it’s hard to justify why UK stocks should fall so heavily. According to Jefferies Fixed Income, the UK has an exposure to Japan equivalent to one per cent of GDP, made up of exporting goods and services, in addition to income derived from investments.On another level the UK, as of the end of 2008, had £398bn of outstanding assets in Japan. How much of that has been endangered by events that have affected at most eight per cent of Japan’s economic output?You might ask if the UK will be hit by the breakdown of the Japanese export leviathan that has been interrupted more by ensuing power cuts than the earthquake, tsunami and ongoing nuclear crisis? Maybe – but you have to remember times have changed. In 1990 the UK was the number five global destination for Japanese goods. By 2009 it wasn’t in the top ten, according to an HSBC report looking at IMF trade statistics.Some economists have argued that in the medium to longer term the rebuilding of Japan’s north east will be a source of GDP positivity and could help draw the country out of its long term deflationary malaise. Won’t British companies figure in the reconstruction in some ways?So why did global markets fall so aggressively? The pragmatic answer is that nerves were already frayed by events in the Middle East and North Africa, ongoing unanswered questions over the sustainability of European and US debt levels and perhaps by the fact that the equity markets had in some cases doubled off their March 2009 lows. Japan may just have been the last straw.In fact, I’ve been surprised by the number of commentators who, while acknowledging the enormity of the human tragedy and devastating destruction of economic capacity in Japan, have welcomed the opportunity to take a look at the valuation of equities following the rout in share prices. Some of the most cautious investors have been waiting for an entry point for months now and are picking up stocks across the board.As HSBC’s Stephen King puts it: “Knee-jerk economic and financial reactions to shocks and disaster often fall wide of the mark.”Steve Sedgwick co-anchors Squawk Box Europe weekday mornings on CNBC Japanese disasters shook markets too much Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaUndo whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

first_imgClydestone (Ghana) Limited (CLYD.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2010 abridged results.For more information about Clydestone (Ghana) Limited (CLYD.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Clydestone (Ghana) Limited (CLYD.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Clydestone (Ghana) Limited (CLYD.gh)  2010 abridged results.Company ProfileClydestone (Ghana) Limited is a global information and communications technology company with offices in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya. The company uses cutting-edge innovations to provide information technology solutions for financial institutions involved in financial document processing, remittance processing and transaction switching. Its product range encompasses: G-Switch, an electronic payment platform; G-Secure, a card authentication programme; Remita, modular system for e-payments; UnionPay Processor; automated check clearing; ATM and cash processing; multi-vendor ATM software solutions and multi-factor authentication. Clydestone is a Principle Acquiring Member of UnionPay International and offers acquiring services to 19 banks in Africa and provides check truncation systems to 12 leading banks in Ghana. Clydestone (Ghana) Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgThe United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The United Basalt Products Ltd (UBP.mu)  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileThe United Basalt Products Limited operates in two segments which are building materials and agriculture, to manufacture, retail and sell building materials in Mauritius. The company’s core products include aggregates, rocksand, hollow concrete blocks, precast concrete slabs and ready-to-use dry mortars. The United Basalt Products Limited also provides various concrete building components, such as paving-blocks and roof tiles, imported floor and wall tiles, and sanitary ware as well as home building and decorating products, fittings, tools, and garden accessories. The Agriculture segment deals in the cultivation of sugarcane, plants and landscaping services. The United Basalt Products Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

first_imgPowerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe OTC under the Retail sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Powerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Powerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Powerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileIMPORTANT THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS HELD ON 14 DECEMBER 2020 RESOLVED TO DELIST FROM THE ZIMBABWE STOCK EXCHANGE. OTC TRADING OF SHARES IS UNDER IMPLEMENTATION. READ MORE >> Powerspeed Electrical is a leading supplier of electrical, hardware, building and home improvement products and services; trading through its own chain of hardware retail outlets known as Electrosales Hardware. The company supplies electrical products and solutions to the painting, plumbing, electrical, building, hand and power tools, outdoor and gardening, and automotive industries in Zimbabwe. Powerspeed Engineering is a subsidiary company involved in rewinding electric motors, supplying industrial fans and ducting for commercial and industrial applications, fabrication of non-standard steel products and structures, and commercial and industrial light fittings, heating elements, distribution boards and domestic irons. The engineering division is the amalgamation of three leading industrial engineering companies; Airflo, Relmo and ELS.last_img read more

first_img Image source: Getty Images. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Wednesday, 26th February, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. The gold price is soaring! Should FTSE investors buy into LSE gold shares? Gold has recently hit a high for 2020 and the gold spot price is up over 10% year-to-date, hovering around $1,650 per ounce. There are different reasons behind this year’s rally, including the worries about the recent coronavirus outbreak, choppiness in the oil market, talk of a global recession, and rather volatile global equities.All asset classes have their advantages and disadvantages. So far in 2020, gold is proving to be one of the best investment instruments. Many analysts recommend a 5% to 10% allocation of a personal investment portfolio to gold as an insurance policy. Gold can be volatile, so I wouldn’t necessarily go crazy for it. But if you also think that the recent strength is the start of a new rally in the precious metal, here are several ways you could buy into gold.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…Physical goldIn 2018, global gold mine production was over 3,300 tonnes. In terms of the global supply, approximately two-thirds of the annual amount comes from mining and one third comes from the recycling of gold. Most gold produced today is used for jewellery or investing purposes.The shiny metal’s price tends to shoot up in turbulent times as investors turn to traditional ‘safe havens’ like gold. Between 2007 and 2011, during the global financial crisis, the price of gold went from $700 per ounce to an all-time record of $1,900 in September 2011.The current rally in the price started mainly in June 2019 when gold traded around $1,300 per ounce. It looks like the move up is finding support due to the current volatile backdrop. Could gold once again hit $1,900 in 2020?If you want to buy the precious metal in the UK, the Royal Mint Bullion offers the opportunity to buy and sell physical gold. Alternatively, investors can consider physical gold exchange-traded funds (ETFs), such as the WisdomTree Physical Gold ETF or the Invesco Physical Gold ETC. I think this is a much better way of buying into the gold boom.Gold minersWe cannot know the future with certainty. However, I believe the rally in gold is starting to pick up strength and the factors supporting the increase will likely remain in place in the months ahead.So, as the price of gold increases, gold mining companies will likely have a bright 2020. This year, most miners have already benefited from renewed demand for gold. As gold prices go up, their profit margins tend to increase too. Yet many miner share prices still sit well below their 2011 highs. So there could be more room for their share prices to run.Which miners could be worth backing now? I’d encourage investors to look for companies with a strong asset base, experienced management, and a robust balance sheet.Within the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250, companies that mine gold include Chile’s Antofagasta, Mexico-based Fresnillo, Russian mining operation Polymetal International, and Centamin, which focuses on the the Arabian-Nubian Shield.There are also investment funds that invest in gold miners, such as the BlackRock Gold and General, UBS Solactive Pure Gold Miners ETF, or iShares Gold Producers UCITS ETF.Finally, it is important to remember that when a company owns a mine, it also owns all of the gold stored within it. However, there may be geopolitical risks regarding the country where the mine is located. Investors should also note that most gold stocks are low-dividend payers.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Fresnillo. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhDlast_img read more

first_imgThis is what I’m doing about the Argo Blockchain share price right now! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Royston Wild 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Microsoft, PayPal Holdings, and Tesla and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $75 calls on PayPal Holdings. 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. The Argo Blockchain (LSE: ARB) share price remains a little distance off February’s all-time closing peaks of 284p per share. But, at 245p, this UK cryptocurrency share is still up a staggering 8,800% over the past 12 months.It’s no surprise that Argo Blockchain’s share price has tracked the prices of digital currencies lower over the past month. Royal Dutch Shell’s share price tends to fall when oil values slip, of course. Similarly, falling iron ore prices can take a bite out of Rio Tinto’s share price. But what can we expect Argo’s share price to do next?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…On the plus sideThere are several factors that could drive the Argo Blockchain share price to new record highs. These include:#1: Increasing legitimacy. The past 12 months has been an important period in boosting the perceived validity of cryptocurrencies as a bona-fide new asset class. Major companies such as payments operator PayPal, carmaker Tesla, software giant Microsoft and travel operator Expedia are just a handful of the dozens of firms which now accept payment with digital currencies. Banks, including JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, are also looking increasingly anxious to get exposure to the crypto arena too. This rising acceptance by blue-chip companies could well keep driving up prices of Bitcoin and similar assets.#2: Ambitious growth plans. Argo Blockchain is investing heavily to deliver strong and sustained profits growth. It raised £26.8m earlier this month through a share placing in order to “further invest in and expand [our] mining infrastructure,” the business said. It spent almost a quarter of this amount to build its stake in fellow crypto asset company Pluto Digital Assets. Argo has also announced plans to build a gigantic new mining centre in West Texas during the next 12 months.Could the Argo Blockchain share price fall?That said, there are real reasons why the Argo Blockchain share price could fail to replicate the stunning gains of the past year. Firstly, while major companies like those mentioned above are becoming more receptive towards digital currencies, regulators and lawmakers are yet to be won over.Although it’s been a few years since the launch of a Bitcoin-backed exchange-traded fund (ETF) was proposed, none have so far made it off the ground. Regulatory risk is a big danger to Argo’s share price.Argo Blockchain also doesn’t have any ‘barrier of entry’ (as Warren Buffett puts it) which gives it an advantage over any new kids on the block. Basically, anyone can set up and start mining digital currencies with enough money. And the soaring prices of Bitcoin et al could lead to a flood of new entrants emerging before too long.It’s been fascinating to observe the rocketing Argo Blockchain share price over the past year. But I won’t be adding the tech company to my own Stocks and Shares ISA.Bitcoin prices remain extremely volatile and there are significant regulatory and operational problems like those I mentioned above that could smack Argo’s bottom line and yank the share price significantly lower.center_img Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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 Royston Wild | Tuesday, 16th March, 2021 | More on: ARB 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.last_img read more

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here National School Choice Week begins today in Florida and across the country. There are 2,763 events planned in the Sunshine State to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.The events in Florida, which are independently planned and independently funded, include everything from information sessions and open houses at schools to rallies, policy discussions, and movie screenings organized by community groups.The counties of Volusia, Gilchrist, Orange, Glades, Okaloosa, Hardee, and Walton; cities of Atlantic Beach, Aventura, Bay Harbor, Belle Isle, Bonita Springs, Bradenton Beach, Brooksville, Cocoa, Cooper City, Crystal River, Davenport, Deerfield Beach, Eatonville, Edgewood, Flager Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Walton Beach, Freeport, Greenacres, Havana, Indialantic, Indian River Shores, Indian Shores, Inglis, Jacksonville, Lake Clarke Shores, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Largo, Maitland, Melbourne, Miami, Miami Shores Village, North Bay Village, Opa-locka, Palmetto, Panama City, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Port St. Lucie, Redington Beach, Rockledge, Safety Harbor, South Daytona, Springfield, Tarpon Springs, Vero Beach, and Winter Springs; and Governor Scott have issued official proclamations recognizing January 22-28, 2017 as “School Choice Week.”National School Choice Week provides families in Florida with the opportunity to research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available for their children in advance of the 2017-2018 school year. The Week also raises awareness of the importance of providing every child with effective education options.“We are excited to be part of the 21,000 School Choice Week events taking place around the country,” said Wendy Howard, a longtime school choice advocate. “Our free event offers a fun-filled family day with lots of activities and performers while providing parents with all of the necessary information on all of the school choice options available to them.”“As a Floridian, I am grateful that millions of Floridians will be celebrating National School Choice Week 2017,” said Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week, “There are more school choice events in Florida this week than in any other state, and that is testament to the hard work of so many people across the state in continuing to provide, protect, and enhance education options for children and families.”With a goal of raising public awareness of effective education options for children, National School Choice Week will be the largest celebration of education options in US history.SCHOOL CHOICE OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR FLORIDA FAMILIESAccording to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in Florida can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2017-2018 school year. Parents in the Sunshine State can choose from the following education options for their children: traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online academies, private schools, and homeschooling. The state also allows parents to select the best traditional public school, regardless of where the school is located. The state also has a program allowing qualifying children, in some cases, to receive scholarships to attend private schools.ABOUT NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEKNational School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort spotlighting effective education options for children, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning, and homeschooling. The Week runs from January 22-28, 2017.Use this link to learn more. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSOrange County Public SchoolsSchool Choice Week Previous articleVelez-Cantres named Apopka Police Officer of the yearNext articleChristian organization forced to leave India Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgWednesday Nov 30, 2011 Romana Graham, his Dad, and a spectator fight it out in 2009 The incident with Imanol Harinordoquy’s father that was posted earlier today is reminiscent of an ugly brawl that occured in New Zealand a few years ago, where the roles were reversed as a father was fighting on the sidelines, so his son ran to his aid. Romana Graham, who as you can see in the related posts isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty, was minding his own business in the middle of the park when he noticed something happening on the sidelines. It turns out it was his old man arguing with another spectator, an injured prop from the opposition side.Travis Church appears to shout onto the field as a player – Tau Moeke – is in the process of being yellow carded. Graham Senior, who in his time played for the New Zealand Maori, clearly didn’t like what he was saying so approached him aggresively but was then struck from behind by a friend or relative of Church’s. Waikato lock Graham, who was playing for Hautapu against Hamilton Marist at the time, saw this and jogged across to help out, accompanied by team-mate Moeke, before they both got stuck in.At the end a Marist player comes across with a piece of wood, adding to the bizarre scene which resulted in the two Grahams, Moeke, and Church all being suspended for four weeks each.This one wasn’t in the RD archives somehow, so better late than never, here it is.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s the Purpose of These Little Bumps in the F and J Keys on Your KeyboardNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

first_img Tagged with: Community fundraising Ireland Volunteering Howard Lake | 23 December 2013 | News Photo: addiction by Artem Furman on Shutterstock.com 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. Vulnerable addicts ‘sent out to fundraise’ for drugs charitycenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  96 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Many service users of a drugs recovery centre in Ireland have been expected to undertake fundraising duties, according to a RTE television investigation.The Maynooth-based Victory Outreach organisation, part of an international evangelical Christian church, is reported to have encouraged people with drug problems to sell raffle tickets to raise money in return for treatment, according to RTE’s Primetime programme ‘Beggars Belief’ which was broadcast on 17 December.In one case Victory Outreach, which is a registered charity, refused to support one of its service users who was arrested for fundraising without a permit and subsequently served a short prison sentence.RTE’s programme tracked one group of Victory Outreach fundraisers who worked for 18 hours one day.The organisation was also accused of providing an inadequate service to drug addicts, suggesting prayer instead of conventional treatments. Residents also had their welfare benefits confiscated.RTE says the organisation refused to answer any of the specific allegations made in the programme. It did quote Victory Outreach Dublin’s response which declared that it “…is a recovery home not a rehabilitation home which has a proven track record of success in assisting people with addictions”.It’s written response to RTE added: “Residents in early stages of recovery do not engage in fundraising nor do they handle large amounts of cash”.With regard to permits it said: “… there was a breakdown in communication and some people fundraised without a proper permit or permission… this is no longer the case”.You can view the RTE report.Victory Outreach Dublin’s spokesman Stuart Murphy told the Irish Times that “residents fundraised voluntarily and money raised was used to fund the organisation which received no State monies”. He added that “he earliest a team started fundraising was 9.30am or 10am”.Meanwhile, the Irish government has donated €1 million to three Irish charities – St Vincent de Paul, Protestant Aid and Crosscare – in recognition of fundraising difficulties following the ‘top up’ scandal.last_img read more