Chains boosted by festive spending on crisps and drink

first_imgTuesday 7 December 2010 8:37 pm KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp SALES of groceries at the major supermarket chains jumped in the final weeks of November, in a boost for the retail sector.J Sainsbury was the strongest performer with 6.8 per cent growth. There was 4.8 per cent growth on average across the board, according to the figures from retail analysts Nielsen.Chains outside the top four of Tesco Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda also saw rises in the four weeks to 27 November.Waitrose and M&S saw healthy improvements in like-for-like sales.With Christmas coming, crisp sales jumped 9.7 per cent compared with the previous year, while fizzy drinks saw a nine per cent lift across the retailers.Mike Watkins, senior manager retailer services at Nielsen said: “Shopper spend is being promotionally pushed rather than consumer led. The end of November is typically the annual promotional peak and this year is no exception with 39 per cent of value sales being sold on some kind of promotion. “The greatest ever proportion of spend on offer was purchased in the alcohol and soft drinks categories.” However, early purchasing and bad weather has the potential to dampen early December numbers, Nielsen warned.Watkins added: “There is an indication that sales in some categories may have been brought forward by one or two weeks at the end of November due to the increased level of promotions.” He also said poor weather could boost sales for convenience stores. Share Read This NextFresh Fruit Sushi: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCreamy Pumpkin Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofA Once in 17 Years Cicada Event in Princeton, New JerseyFamily Proof Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Chains boosted by festive spending on crisps and drink last_img read more

Svenska Spel commits to Swedish esports

first_img Svenska Spel has signed a sponsorship deal with the Swedish ESport Association (SESF). Under the three-year agreement, Svenska Spel will serve as main sponsor of the SESF. The deal marks Svenska Spel’s first sponsorship deal in the professional esports sector. State-run Svenska Spel has similar agreements in place across football, handball, ice hockey and other traditional sports. “We see great potential in esports and in future, we would like to offer odds on esports,” Svenska Spel communications director Joakim Mörnefält said. “The agreement with the SESF provides us with unique activation opportunities and the chance to communicate with and offer relevant offers to a new target group. “If we are also able to contribute to increased interest in and the status of the esports national team, then that is a positive.” Magnus Jonsson, chairperson of the SESF, added: “The fact that Svenska Spel has chosen to become the SESF’s main sponsor, as they are for many other Swedish national associations, shows that esports is being normalised as a sport like any other. ‘We are looking forward to building Sweden’s largest public sporting movement together with Svenska Spel.”Related article: Svenska Spel posts mixed results for 2017 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Svenska Spel commits to Swedish esports Tags: Video Gaming Svenska Spel has signed a sponsorship deal with the Swedish ESport Association (SESF) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address 31st May 2018 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Esports Sports betting Video gaming Casino & games Regions: Europe Nordics Swedenlast_img read more

AG Leventis Plc (AGLEVE.ng) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgAG Leventis Plc (AGLEVE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about AG Leventis Plc (AGLEVE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AG Leventis Plc (AGLEVE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AG Leventis Plc (AGLEVE.ng)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileThe A.G. Leventis Group is a leading manufacturing and distribution company in Nigeria and West Africa supplying a variety of products and services across a range of industries including general dealerships, motor dealerships and real estate. The company has business interests in supplying power and gas products, consumer foods and bakery products and printing supplies as well as offers products and services for the real estate, hotel and commercial vehicles sectors. AG Leventis (Nigeria) Plc operates through a number of subsidiaries; Leventis Foods Plc, Leventis Motors, Abuja (Capital Motors) Plc, Mainland Hotels, Leventis Real Estate, Druckfarben Nigeria Plc and Chrisstahl Nigeria Plc. The company was established by Chief AG Leventis in Ghana in 1937 and mainly supplied local and imported textile products. It devolved into Leventis Motors Plc, Leventis Stores Plc, Leventis Technical Plc whilst it retained ownership of valuable freehold and leasehold property throughout Nigeria. Through a series of mergers and schemes of arrangement, the independent companies were dissolved and AG Leventis (Nigeria) Plc was established. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. AG Leventis (Nigeria) Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

V-House / GAAGA

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/140026/v-house-gaaga Clipboard Houses The Netherlands Year:  2010 Photographs:  Marcel van der Burg Text description provided by the architects. V- HOUSE is a white stucco abstract looking house of which the V-shaped roof is its most striking feature. The roof is constructed of wood and is modeled after a common saddle roof, the only difference being that the top is turned downwards, resulting in a dip at the centre of the house.The roof is an important constituent of the architecture. From the outside, the V-shaped roof gives the house its distinguishing appearance and from the inside, it vitalizes and intensifies the interior space. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0The house covers a practically square area and consists of two floors. On the outside there is no clear distinction between the floors; the façade is composed as an unambiguous whole with a cluster of windows in the middle. From the inside though, each floor has a typical program and spatial lay-out. Save this picture!SectionsThe top floor accommodates the living, dining and kitchen area. This area is one open space, with a varying height of 2.8 meters at the centre to 4.1 meters at the edges. At the front corner of the floor a large void is situated. This vacant space not only links the upper floor to the ground floor, it also creates an L-shaped floor plan. The freestanding bearing wall at the inner corner of the “L“, together with the dip in the roof, divides the space in two: the kitchen and void on the left side and the living and dining area on the right. In this way the kitchen area is subtle separated from the sitting area. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgThe interior and outward vistas, resulting from a well thought-out positioning of openings (windows, roof lights, void, and openings between the bearing wall and façade), evoke a sense of openness and spaciousness. In addition to this the use of natural materials like stone and wood contributes to an informal and friendly atmosphere. Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgThe ground floor accommodates different functions which are zoned in adjacent strips parallel to the partition walls. The strip in the middle accommodates the stairway, the corridor, and also the entrance hall, where a view is presented to the garden, the street, the void and the roof. Through the corridor the two other strips are opened up: at the right side a strip designated for private rooms like bedrooms and bathroom and on the left side a more than three meter wide strip accommodating a large polyvalent space. Because of the void overlapping this space, there is a strong visual relation with the kitchen and sitting area on the top floor. Save this picture!PlansFurthermore, the large window situated at the top of the front façade and the casement doors at the back façade provide a view of the sky and the closed garden respectively. These interior and outward vistas in combination with the natural light coming in from above (roof lights, top window) make the space intriguing, poetic and serene.Save this picture!© Marcel van der BurgProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: NYU 2031: NYU in NYCArticlesSt. Hans “Haugen” Performance Center / ctrl+nArticles Share CopyHouses•Leiden, The Netherlands ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/140026/v-house-gaaga Clipboard CopyAbout this officeGAAGAOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodResidentialLeidenHousesThe NetherlandsPublished on June 06, 2011Cite: “V-House / GAAGA” 06 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img ArchDaily V-House / GAAGA “COPY” Save this picture!© Marcel van der Burg+ 16 Share Photographs V-House / GAAGASave this projectSaveV-House / GAAGA Projects Architects: GAAGA Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

6 charity TV and video ads during coronavirus

first_img6 charity TV and video ads during coronavirus Depaul UK’s video explains how the coronavirus crisis has resulted in them having to work even harder to keep young people safe. The video, which is an update for supporters and the public and does not include a fundraising ask, is shot mostly from the home of a front-line staff member in London and the South East of England.  Tagged with: Advertising Celebrity coronavirus DRTV video In fact Budweiser has taken another approach as well, reprising one of its 90s’ popular ads and, with a little dubbing in of references to quarantine, making it fit our current times. Commercial TV ads have been repurposed to reflect the sudden change in lifestyle for everyone in the UK. Now charities are running ads that reference or reflect the impact of coronavirus and of living life on hold. It hasn’t taken long but charity videos and TV adverts that reflect our different world now have begun to appear. They mention coronavirus, reflect the challenges that lockdown presents to all of us, or convey the greater demand placed on charities because of the crisis.  Oxfam GB DePaul UK- Covid-19 and how we’re helping Your videosWhich of these videos worked well for you? Do they inspire you to create a video of your own? How will you be publishing videos that work in the weeks to come if you still don’t have the ability to get outside and video other people and places? 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. The British Red Cross’ advert takes us to a time when we look back at this period. It inspires us by asking “what did you do?”, against footage of people doing what is now ordinary – home-schooling for all, video chats with grandparents and vulnerable friends and family, and posting rainbow pictures in the window.Riffing on its brand theme of ‘#PowerOfKindness’, these images become those of people helping – volunteers in a foodbank, Red Cross volunteers socially distanced but together, and a Red Cross volunteer delivering food to someone at home.“Although this virus may keep us apart, kindness will keep us together. And right now every kind act matters”, explains the advert’s narrator.Its call to action is cleverly balanced: “To give help or to get help visit redcross.org.uk“. Oxfam is placing the coronavirus crisis in an international context. For many therefore it is a crisis on top of a crisis. “We’re in this together”, the final message of the video takes on a much wider context than the way it is often presented in the UK. Age UK – emergency coronavirus appeal Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘Falling’ advert has aired before but it has now produced a new version which mentions the greater challenges it and cancer patients face given the coronavirus crisis. Howard Lake | 22 April 2020 | News British Red Cross: what did you do?center_img Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Some ads like NatWest’s are very reminiscent of charity fundraising adverts: Macmillan Cancer Support – Falling (2020) Age UK, together with creative agency Brave, has launched a new film starring actor Jim Broadbent to support the charity’s £10m Coronavirus Emergency Appeal so it can be there for older people who need its support during this major health emergency.“The Government’s instructions to stay at home are vital in protecting everyone from the life threatening virus, especially older people who are among the most at risk of serious illness or even death if they contract COVID-19. But they mean that millions of older people are facing a miserable and frightening time alone, and the charity is particularly worried for those millions of older people who are on their own, without family and friends nearby or at all.”  1,301 total views,  5 views today Others are highlighting positively how people are overcoming the challenges of social distancing: Marie Curie’s advert features coronavirus head on, depicting a world that has shifted out of its tracks, where everything is on hold.But for charities like Marie Curie, as the advert indicates in the story of one person, its work cannot be put on hold. And it needs help to do so.“Because of coronavirus, everything is being put on hold. We wish we could put terminal illness on hold too. But we can’t. In this time of national emergency, Marie Curie Nurses and hospices are needed more than ever. We urgently need your donations. Donate now at mariecurie.org.uk/donate“. Marie Curie – On Hold  1,302 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Commercial videosWhat are commercial brands doing with video now? They’ve adapted too, some with a mix of humour and the standard safety messages: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Others are celebrating the work of keyworkers and charity staff and volunteers:last_img read more

One journalist killed in Baghdad, another badly wounded in Babil province

first_img News RSF_en Hamadallah was badly injured in a targeted shooting yesterday outside his home in Qada Jalba, in Babil province, 90 km south of Baghdad. Unidentified gunmen shot him several times before fleeing. December 28, 2020 Find out more News IraqMiddle East – North Africa to go further Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan Reporters Without Borders is dismayed to learn that Mohamed Baidawi, Radio Free Iraq’s Baghdad bureau chief, was shot dead in Baghdad on 22 March, while Radio Babel journalist Raji Hamadallah was badly injured in a shooting attack yesterday in Babil province.Baidawi was trying to enter the high security “Green Zone” where the Radio Free Iraq’s office is located when he got into an argument at a checkpoint with a member of the presidential guard, who hit him several times and finally shot him in the head. This well-known journalist’s murder has shocked Iraqi media workers. The presidential guardsman has been arrested and an investigation is under way to determination the circumstances of the shooting. Reporters Without Borders offers its condolences to the victim’s family and colleagues. Organisation Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Help by sharing this information center_img News Follow the news on Iraq “We condemn the repeated attacks on journalists in Iraq and we urge the competent authorities to carry out independent and impartial investigations in order to shed light on the circumstances and identify those responsible,” said Lucie Morillon, head of research and advocacy at Reporters Without Borders.A total of 14 journalists have been killed in the past five months. Five were killed in a suicide attack on Salaheddin TV in Tikrit in December, and three were the collateral victims of suicide bombings or car bombs . Six journalists were killed in targeted attacks and two others survived murder attempts. March 25, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 One journalist killed in Baghdad, another badly wounded in Babil province News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Receive email alerts February 15, 2021 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick men man up and make up for cancer cause

first_img Previous articleGardaí confronting city centre crime waveNext articleLimerick’s Hermitage Green to headline Live at the Big Top Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGS#manupandmakeup#nomakeupselfiecancercharityMusic Limerick Advertisement Twitter Email Facebook NewsLimerick men man up and make up for cancer causeBy Staff Reporter – March 31, 2014 706 Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up PROUDLY sporting their blush, gloss and lippy, Limerick men have tagged on to the women’s #nomakeupselfie craze that has swamped facebook in support of breast cancer research.The #manupandmakeup phase of the internet craze is gathering pace as the men of  Limerick join in support of their ‘no make up’ sisters.Some have gone the whole hog and others have just applied some gloss, but taking the #selfie picture and posting it to facebook while donating €4 to cancer research, has raised almost a quarter of a million euro.Liam Mulcahy, CEO of Cycle4SickChildren, together with his 13-year-old son applied their lippy and posed for their facebook selfie and donated their money to the cancer charity.“Ah, we are used to doing crazy stuff for the C4SC cause but this was Dion’s idea after he was nominated. Sometimes he has no choice but to join in the crazy stuff for charity because he is my son, but this time it was all his doing. Fair play to him, not many 13-year-olds would do it.”Liam explained that his son was nominated on facebook by friends as part of the #manupandmakeup craze and that it shows the positive effect social media can have following the recent negativity of the neck nominations saga.“Things like this can be turned around very positively and a good cause gets to benefit. As for men taking this up, in the end I see more men doing this than the girls”, Liam added.Speaking about his own charity work, Liam explains that his daughter Sophie is disabled and a group of cyclists recently held a major fundraiser for St Gabriel’s School where Sophie is a pupil.Liam said he hopes “a few more of the lads put on their jerseys, as well as the lippy, and pose for a selfie for the cause”.“Limerick lads are just mad to do this kind of stuff, given half the chance. It’s a great laugh but more importantly it is a very good charity that is going to benefit,” he added.Send your #manupandmakeup pictures to [email protected] and we will add them to our online gallery.center_img Print #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday WhatsApp Three Limerick charities receive Aldi Community Grants donations Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch last_img read more

As Costs, Donate To Environmental Organization : Karnataka High Court To NHAI Over Objectionable Affidavit

first_imgNews UpdatesAs Costs, Donate To Environmental Organization : Karnataka High Court To NHAI Over Objectionable Affidavit Mustafa Plumber2 Feb 2021 8:00 PMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court has suggested to the National Highway Authority to donate a substantial amount to any organisation working in the field of Environment, for it to consider the application made by the authority seeking to withdraw the objectionable affidavit filed by it earlier, in which it said that the Environment Protection Act 1986, has been passed by the Parliament, at…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karnataka High Court has suggested to the National Highway Authority to donate a substantial amount to any organisation working in the field of Environment, for it to consider the application made by the authority seeking to withdraw the objectionable affidavit filed by it earlier, in which it said that the Environment Protection Act 1986, has been passed by the Parliament, at the instance of foreign powers.Earlier, the bench had taken strong exception to the statement in NHAI’s affidavit that the Environment Protection Act was enacted at the instance of foreign powers. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum said: “Notwithstanding what has happened, the prayer made by NHAI for grant of permission to withdraw the statement of objection filed on January 4 will have to be acceded to. The same will have to be subject to payment of appropriate cost. Before we pass any order regarding cost, we give the opportunity to NHAI to donate a substantial amount to any organisation which according to NHAI is doing constructive work in the field of Environment. While we say so, we are not compelling the NHAI to do so, as the court always retains power to pass appropriate orders of cost.” Senior Advocate Uday Holla appearing for the authority submitted : “Should the amount be paid to the Chief Minister’s Relief fund or Prime Minister’s relief fund? The court can give some suggestions”. To which the bench said “NHAI can pay a substantial amount by way of donation to an organisation of your choice working in the field of environment, which according to the NHAI is not setup by foreign powers? Ultimately we have to test your bonafides.” It added “As regards to the organisation to whom to donate, we leave it to the choice of NHAI. The amount also is left to you, but the amount will have to be consistent with the status of NHAI and with the status of the senior counsel appearing for NHAI.” The NHAI had filed the objectionable affidavit while opposing the petition filed by United Conservation Movement Charitable and Welfare Trust  through its advocate Prince Isac, challenging the notification dated August 22, 2013 issued by the MoEF &CC, which recommends exemption of EIA process for expansion of National Highways. The affidavit alleged that “Whereas the decisions were taken at the United Nations conference on the Human Environment held at Stockholm in June 1972, in which India participated to take appropriate steps for the protection and improvement of the Human environment. Hence the Act has been passed not only for the protection of the environment, but also at the instance of foreign powers.” The statement also stated that many NGOs are filing PILs at the instance of ‘foreign powers’. The statement read thus: “It is submitted that there are many organisations in India calling themselves as Environmental Action Groups and Human Rights Groups, such as Amnesty International etc, which are actively involved in attacking developmental projects and challenging the government policies and notifications and doing anti-national activities. There are many NGOs receiving funds from foreign sources and church funds in contraventions of laws.” After the Court took objection to the above statements, the authority sought to withdraw the affidavit saying : “NHAI is a law abiding statutory authority and has no intention to show disregard either to the Parliament or any law enacted by it and there was no intention to disregard the Honourable court as well in any manner. It is rather unfortunate that certain unwarranted and irresponsible allegations were made in the statement of objections.” Further it is said “NHAI has utmost respect and regard for the law and does not intend to hurt the rights of any litigant. It had no intention to make any reckless or insensitive remarks against any party to this petition or any third party and in specific any non government organisation. The NHAI has expressed its deepest unconditional apology for the unwarranted and scandalous contents of the statement of objections filed before the court and assures that it will ensure fairness while filing any pleadings before the court. On January 19, the bench expressed dissatisfaction with the withdrawal application.The bench said : “Though this court by order dated January 11 had directed the Chairman of NHAI to nominate a senior officer and inquire in the matter, the order of appointment of officer has been passed on Jan 25, by member Administration. Though the counsel appearing for NHAI, states that the note sheet indicated that the appointment was made by Chairman himself, the order dated January 25, does not refer to any note sheet or any order passed by Chairman but by said order the Member has purported to appoint the senior officer. The inquiry report of the said officer is also not placed on record.” Senior Advocate Holla orally informed the court that a fresh order appointing the senior officer as per the court direction will be passed by the Chairman of NHAI and the same will be placed on record of the court. Following which the court observed “Our worry is that the inquiry report is not coming before the court. All this when there is direct attack on Central legislation, stating that enactment is at the instance of foreign powers, a casual approach is shown by NHAI.” In its order the court said: “Prima facie we do not think that the statement of objections, are being taken seriously by NHAI. Though the officer who has signed the statement of objection has shifted the entire blame on the advocate, the NHAI has not placed on record a copy of any notice addressed by it to its advocate. The show cause notice dated January 12 and January 18 and the reply filed by advocate to whom show cause was issued is not placed on record. It is not clear whether the advocates filed the reply.” The bench has now posted the matter for hearing on February 9, for considering the response of NHAI and report of inquiry prepared by the officer.Next Storylast_img read more

Nurses in fear of bullies at work, RCN study finds

first_imgNurses in fear of bullies at work, RCN study findsOn 27 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Upto one in six nurses has been bullied, a report by the Royal College of Nursinghas found.Asurvey of 4,500 nurses found that 17 per cent reported having been harassed inthe previous 12 months by another member of staff, with the proportion rising to29 per cent among respondents from ethnic minorities. A third of those affectedintended to leave.“Healthcareorganisations must introduce and implement effective anti-harassmentprogrammes,” said Christine Hancock, RCN general secretary. “Nurses need to beable to work free from fear.”GaryTheobald, head of personnel at Basildon and Thurrock NHS Trust, said HRmanagers cannot rely on grievance procedures to deal with bullying becauseevidence is difficult to establish.“Eachcase has to be looked at on its own merits if someone has a relationship with asuperior and feels he or she is being intimidated,” he said. “Inthese cases quite often mundane comments take on additional meaning, so it isvery hard for the individual to say, ‘There is the evidence’. “Itis usually long-term, covert and there are no witnesses.”MarieCleary, HR manager at Poole Hospital NHS Trust, said the hospital does not usethe grievance procedure for the same reasons. “Theprocess that we adopt is always one of working with the individuals to look atthe reasons for the behaviours and look at replacing negative behaviour withwhat we would expect. It is a case of drawing the line but educating staff.”Thetrust has held training on awareness of bullying and urges staff to reportincidents. ManyNHS trusts have been prompted to address the issue since protecting staff fromassaults and poor treatment – more typically from members of the public – hasbecome a priority after the Government set out its national HR strategy for theNHS in 1997.www.rcn.org.uk ByPhilip Whiteley Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Leading Scots agent supports rent controls

first_imgHome » News » Leading Scots agent supports rent controls previous nextLeading Scots agent supports rent controlsDavid Alexander believes they could work if implemented “wisely” and not across whole cities but selectively in hotspots.Nigel Lewis11th October 20170793 Views One of Scotland’s best-known estate agents has said he supports rents controls.David Alexander, whose agency DJ Alexander operates across Edinburgh and Glasgow, says they could help make rental markets “more stable”.His comments come as Scotland prepares to introduce rent controls this December which, as well as ushering in a ‘new model tenancy’ to offer tenants greater flexibility and protection, will enable local authorities to identify rental pressure zones and introduce rent controls within them.David, pictured left, says rent controls could work if “implemented wisely” and that rental markets already self-regulate because landlords often choose tenants who they think will be reliable, and worry less about how much rent a property generates.“He or she will value a tenant who respects the property and who has a good payment record in more than just monetary terms; in other words, to retain such a valued customer, the landlord will invariably restrict any rent increase to the rate of inflation and in some cases not increase it at all,” says David, writing in the Scotsman newspaper yesterday.But David says he does not support the city-wide application of rent controls – which local authorities in Scotland have said they plan to introduce – but appears to think that its selective application in rental hotspots could work.“If implementing RPZs local and national, politicians must remain alert to the law of unintended consequences.”ARLA viewDavid’s comments contradict ARLA Propertymark’s position on rent control. Its Chief Executive David Cox said, after the Labour Part recently revealed it would introduce them in England, that it “clearly hasn’t learnt the lessons of history” and that “the last time rent controls existed the private rented sector went from housing 90 per cent of the population to just seven per cent,” he said.“Whenever and wherever rent controls are introduced, the quantity of available housing reduces significantly, and the conditions in privately rented properties deteriorate dramatically.”  David Alexander David Cox October 11, 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 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 2021last_img read more