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Volunteer fundraiser recognised with cancer centre name

By on June 16, 2021

first_img Seventy-nine year old Peggy Wood MBE from Maidstone has had a new cancer centre named after her after she raised over £3 million for it.She began fundraising in 1981 after her grandson developed leukaemia.The new treatment centre has been named the Peggy Wood Breast Care Centre. Advertisement Tagged with: Recruitment / people Volunteering Howard Lake | 16 July 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Volunteer fundraiser recognised with cancer centre name 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.last_img read more

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CLIC Sargent uses online affiliate marketing to recruit supporters

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first_img Children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent is using online affiliate marketing network AffiliateFuture to recruit new supporters. It is offering £1 commission for each unique and valid sign-up on its website.Like other charities, CLIC Sargent is clear that any online affiliate partners can not cause problems for its own online marketing, especially in terms of keyword buying, so site publishers must agree that “no affiliates may bid on our brand names or variations of the brand name”.The campaign offers three different banner adverts – a 120×600 skyscraper, 468×60 banner, and 120×60 button advert. All of them say “every day 10 families are told their child has cancer. Can you help? Click here to help support children with cancer”. Advertisement CLIC Sargent uses online affiliate marketing to recruit supporters Tagged with: Digital 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. Howard Lake | 17 March 2007 | Newscenter_img The adverts take the visitor to a dedicated site – www.donor-connect.org.uk – which focuses on securing registrations of people interested in helping the charity.CLIC Sargent is one of a growing number of charities that are using or who have tested online affiliate marketing including Save the Children, Barnardo’s, Oxfam, Sight Savers International, the British Red Cross, and the Institute for Cancer Research. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  28 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Flowers, food highlight Ellen Noël event

By on June 2, 2021

first_img WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Ellen Noël Art MuseumIt really is time to smell the flowers and all for a good cause – supporting the the Ellen Noël Art Museum.The Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., has scheduled Flower Market 2018, a fundraising event, May 4-5 in the garden.A variety of events including live music and shopping and free art activities for children are on the agenda.The schedule:May 4: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Preview Party. There will be food, beverages, live music, early shopping at vendor books and first access to the plant and flower sale. Tickets are $35. Advance registration is required.May 5: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Plant and Flower Sale. There will be a wide selection of plants, flowers, herbs, pots and more for sale, as well as demonstrations, food trucks, music and family art activities.May 5: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Community Art Day with Earth Day activities and free hands-on art stations for all ages.May 5: An Evening in the Garden. There will be plants and flowers for sale, along with music, food trucks, a cash bar, artisan vendors and more. Tickets are $15 (includes one drink).The museum will begin selling raffle tickets during the Preview Party for a trip for two to Brandywine Valley in the picturesque Pennsylvania countryside.Tickets are $50 each and include airfare, hotel and car rental for four days and four nights and a $500 gift card to be used toward dining and other entertainment.Admission is free and open to the public (unless otherwise stated).For more information, call 5509696 or visit www.noelartmuseum.org Facebook Pinterest ellen noel logo Local NewsEntertainmentcenter_img Twitter Pinterest Flowers, food highlight Ellen Noël event Twitter By admin – April 27, 2018 Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: San Jacinto Day commemorates Texas independenceNext articleAutism SHARE Walk adminlast_img read more

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Reimagining Asset Disposition in Chapter 7 Bankruptcies

By on May 31, 2021

first_img About Author: Ed Delgado The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Ed Delgado is President and CEO of the Five Star Institute, a leading mortgage banking association providing education and strategic services to the U.S. residential mortgage market. During his 25-year career, Delgado has held executive positions at Wells Fargo and Freddie Mac. While at Wells Fargo, Delgado played an integral role as a key representative to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, supporting the Bush and Obama administrations’ efforts to develop mortgage solutions designed to prevent residential foreclosures in the U.S. Delgado was elected Chairman of the Office of the Comptroller of Currency Advisory Council, an independent working group, and is a current Board Member at Operation Homefront, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to provide valued programs and aid to U.S. military veterans. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Home / Commentary / Reimagining Asset Disposition in Chapter 7 Bankruptcies Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago It is perhaps the most stressful moment that a borrower can experience: the realization that they are no longer able to pay their outstanding debts and must file for bankruptcy protection. Since 2013, more than 4 million non-business bankruptcies have been filed in the United States. The circumstances of approximately, two-thirds of those cases required that the estate be administered by the trustee under the rules governed by Chapter 7 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, which calls for (among other things) liquidation of the person’s non-exempt assets. Under the rules, once the Debtor (in other contexts referred to as the borrower) files for bankruptcy all collection activities (including foreclosure of mortgaged properties) must cease. The ProblemUnsurprisingly, approximately 25 percent of Chapter 7 bankruptcy estates include mortgaged real estate assets that are severely delinquent (more than 120 days) on their home mortgage payments at the time of filing. Despite their delinquency, many times the disposition of these properties does not take place within the administration of the bankruptcy estate because the property qualifies for the homestead exemption under the rules and the debtor/borrower has a desire to attempt to stay in the home. A borrower that makes a qualified claim of the homestead exemption removes the mortgage form the bankruptcy estate, leaving the property exposed to the continued risk of foreclosure. Unfortunately, despite the borrower’s best intentions, their income level is often insufficient to sustain the required mortgage payments on the home and the result is simply a delay of the inevitable. Further, if a foreclosure has been initiated prior to the filing of the bankruptcy, many mortgagees are able to successfully petition the bankruptcy court to remove the property from the estate. One of the primary motivations in removing the mortgage is the reality that the disposition of the property within the confines of the bankruptcy requires the trustee to bring value to the estate and by requiring secured creditors to pay funds to the estate at closing of the sale. The assumption is that this process can be seen as a cumbersome task and/or more expensive as compared to proceeding with foreclosure. However, that is not the case.In either situation the result is simply that the inevitable is delayed and the home is foreclosed upon, eventually continuing through conventional REO disposition channels. The delay of bankruptcy costs money and may have a detrimental effect on the value of the property, exposing the borrower to the potential for a deficiency judgment post-foreclosure and/or a scarred credit history. There is a better way.The SolutionThe current system needs a new option in which mortgagees work hand-in-hand with bankruptcy trustees to find a solution in furtherance of their common interests, allowing them to agree on the disposition of properties while still within the confines of the bankruptcy estate. A potential solution for avoiding the delays could be a disposition strategy similar to FHA insured properties that closely aligns with HUD’s revamped and successful Claims Without Conveyance Title (CWCOT) program.Although in existence since 1987, the CWCOT program has experienced increased emphasis in recent years because it allows servicers to avoid the time-consuming and expensive process of conveying the property to HUD. Under the program, an “As-is” Federal Housing Administration (FHA) appraisal is utilized to determine the Commissioner’s Adjusted Fair Market Value (CAFMV) for the property. The mortgage servicer must then bid at least as much as the CAFMV during the foreclosure auction, accepting a trade-off which requires them to make financial concessions on the sale of the property in exchange for lowers costs and preserved property value that results from an expedited sale when compared with REO dispositions. Currently, trustees may dispose of properties in bankruptcy in a manner that is very similar to the CWCOT process. Under the new system, the disposition of the property would take place via auction (online or otherwise) or a direct sale with a broker, where a reserve price is set at the CAFMV as determined via an appraisal of the property in accordance with HUD policy. An agreed upon criteria such as the CAFMV would allow mortgagees and trustees to better define the parameters of a “pre-approved” deal which can be utilized in any property disposition, leading to fewer objections from the Mortgagee and decreasing the likelihood that a foreclosure will occur. Properties that are able to be sold through this option would have their disposition status resolved eight to ten months sooner than they would be entering into a conventional foreclosure.Currently, HUD has about a 13 percent market share of originations in the U.S. which means the potential exposure to loans in bankruptcy could be as high as 26,000 loans per year. The cost savings achieved by bringing bankruptcy properties under a CWCOT-like program would not only benefit the mortgagee and borrower, but also HUD and the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMI Fund). According to recent data taken from the FHA Single Family Loan Performance Trends Credit Risk Report, as of July 2018, HUD was losing $55,083 on each home sold through REO. In contrast, the report’s data highlighted that in 2018 CWCOT proved to be much more cost-effective than REO, saving FHA approximately $4,800 per disposition that otherwise would have been processed through REO. FHA has also acknowledged that the disposition of property through CWCOT places HUD in a more favorable position. Applying the savings projections to the quarter of chapter 7 bankruptcy estates with average savings applied could potentially save the MMI Fund hundreds of millions of dollars per year, strengthening the financial positioning of the fund and allowing borrowers to share in the savings.Making this option available to trustees and borrowers would go a long way toward alleviating the current shortcomings of a property disposition process in Chapter 7 Bankruptcies.  From a servicer’s perspective, every property sold through the proposed system would reduce the complexity of asset management, compliance risk, and liability. For trustees, agreeing to this option would mean that they would be fulfilling their fiduciary duty to bring value to the estate they manage. In the end, it’s the borrower who wins, allowing them to proceed more quickly through the process of rebuilding their financial health. Previous: Five Minutes With: Lola Oyewole, Ocwen Financial Corporation Next: Reforming Housing Finance in the Absence of Legislation Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Bankruptcy Borrowers Chapter 7 cwcot FHA Foreclosures Home HUD Lenders Property real estate REO 2019-01-09 Ed Delgado Tagged with: Bankruptcy Borrowers Chapter 7 cwcot FHA Foreclosures Home HUD Lenders Property real estate REOcenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share 1Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago January 9, 2019 5,944 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Commentary, Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Reimagining Asset Disposition in Chapter 7 Bankruptcieslast_img read more

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Investigation continuing after discovery of man’s body in Ballybofey

By on May 25, 2021

first_img Community Enhancement Programme open for applications A Garda investigation is continuing following the discovery of a body of a man at a house in the Cappry area of Ballybofey.The man, who was in his 30s is understood to be originally from Glasgow but had been living in the area for some time.His body was discovered on Saturday morning with Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene at approximately 9am.The man was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later and was removed to Letterkenny University Hospital. The scene is currently preserved.Gardai say they are investigating all circumstances surrounding his death.The State Pathologist Office has been notified and a post mortem is expected to be carried out.Following a post-mortem examination a file will be prepared for the Coroner.Anyone with information is being urged to contact Gardai. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Investigation continuing after discovery of man’s body in Ballybofey Facebook Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Previous articleDonegal Airport gets important funding boostNext articleAll-Ireland Qualifiers: Home tie for Derry while Tyrone travel to Meath News Highland Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – May 28, 2018 Twitter Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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Humberts signs up to Zoopla four years after quitting to join OTM

By on May 7, 2021

first_imgHumberts has returned to property portal group ZPG and has already begun listing its 941 sales and 118 rental properties from its five new on and off high street hubs alongside listings from its six franchise branches.The move follows its departure from ZPG in 2014 prior to the launch of OnTheMarket. At the time the company said Rightmove was the ‘obvious choice’ to comply with OTM’s then ‘one other portal’ rule.Listing on ZPG now are Humberts’ new ‘hubs’ within industrial estates including in Exeter covering Devon, Yeovil covering Dorset and Sevenoaks covering Kent and Sussex.Humberts today joins the growing number of larger agents who market their properties via all three portals following OTM’s cancelling of its one other portal rule.Corporate recoveryThe 176-year-old Humberts closely avoided bankruptcy in April when it asked corporate recovery specialist Begbies Traynor to find a buyer for the profitable parts of the business.Redundancies of up to 50 junior and senior staff including Country House director Jeremy Campbell-Harris followed before it was sold to upmarket holiday cottage firm Natural Retreats.At the time Humberts said it was ‘business as usual’ and that its acquisition by Natural Retreats was a ‘perfect fit’Its Managing Director Ian Westerling remained in post but now reports to Natural Retreats’ CEO Matt Spence.“We’re pleased to be returning to ZPG and to now be listed across both Zoopla and PrimeLocation,” says Humberts’ Director of Sales and Marketing .“ZPG have demonstrated the value and insight they can bring to both our business and customers and we feel now is the right time to return.”Charlie Bryant, MD of ZPG Property Services, says:“We’re delighted to welcome Humberts back to the ZPG platform. Their return is another example of an agent really understanding our proposition and the value we can bring to their brand and customers and we’re looking forward to working with them.”  Ian Westerling Humberts matt spence OnTheMarket OTM PrimeLocation Charlie Bryant Zoopla ZPG September 11, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Humberts signs up to Zoopla four years after quitting to join OTM previous nextAgencies & PeopleHumberts signs up to Zoopla four years after quitting to join OTMThe 176-year-old company is now listing properties from its high street franchised and owned branches as well as five new ‘hubs’ based off the high street.Nigel Lewis11th September 201801,373 Viewslast_img read more

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Russia: Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine Verkhoturye Leaves Covered Slipway

By on May 4, 2021

first_img Share this article View post tag: Missile View post tag: submarine March 27, 2012 View post tag: Slipway View post tag: Verkhoturye View post tag: Covered View post tag: Leaves Russia: Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine Verkhoturye Leaves Covered Slipway View post tag: Nuclear-Powered View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Ballistic Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine Verkhoturye Leaves Covered Slipway Industry news Nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Verkhoturye on March 24 was withdrawn from covered slipway of JSC Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center, reports the yard’s press service.Project 667BDRM Delfin (on NATO classification – Delta-IV) nuclear-powered subs are basic assets of Russia’s maritime nuclear deterrence force. Their construction was started in 1981 at Sevmash shipyard. In total, the Navy had received seven submarines of this class since 1984 till 1990. Presently, Russian Navy operates six of them. Zvezdochka had repaired and modernized all of them in the period of 1999-2012.SSBN Verkhoturye – lead sub of the project – was laid down at Sevmash shipyard in Feb 1981. Naval ensign was hoisted on the sub in Dec 1984, and she joined Soviet Navy.In Feb 1999, administration of Sverdlovsk region and Navy command signed a patronage agreement, and the submarine was named Verkhoturye in honor of the ancient town at Urals founded in 16-th century by Vasily Golovin as an outpost for Siberia’s exploration.In 1999, Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center performed interim overhaul and modernization of the submarine. In Aug 2010, when the overhaul life was over, the submarine was transferred to Severodvinsk for technical recovery at Zvezdochka shipyard again.By the time of withdrawal from covered slipway, repair works on the sub’s hull, outboard systems, damage control systems, steam-generating plant, and other systems have been completed. Technical recovery will be continued afloat at the shipyard’s outfitting plant. According to the state contract, the submarine will be delivered to the Navy in Nov 2012. Fulfillment of contractual commitments would be impossible without excellently arranged assistance of contracting parties, i.e. JSC SPO Arktika, JSC Severny Reid, JSC BIUS, JSC Makeyev Rocketry Center, JSC Afrikantov Design Bureau, etc.According to Director General of JSC Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center Vladimir Nikitin, “overhaul of SSBN Verkhoturye kicks off the second yard-repair cycle of Project 667BDRM subs. Performing those works, Zvezdochka maintains long lifetime of strategic submarines which are presently the core of maritime nuclear deterrence force. Zvezdochka will gradually improve technical condition of every Delfin-class sub, and their lifetime will be 35 years instead of 25-year designed service period”.Zvezdochka shipyard will start overhaul of the next Project 667BDRM submarine – SSBN Yekaterinburg – in June 2012.Length of Project 667BDRM nuclear-powered submarines is 167 meters; beam is 12 meters; displacement is about 12,000 tons; test depth is 400 meters; cruise submerged speed is up to 24 knots; crew is 140. Such submarines are armed with 16 ballistic missiles Sineva. The project was developed by Rubin Central Design (St. Petersburg).Project 667BDRM submarines accomplish important tasks defending Russia’s territorial integrity. Repair and modernization works carried out by Zvezdochka Ship Repair Center through the recent 20 years provide Delfin-class subs with up-to-date combat and performance characteristics keeping nuclear deterrence force at high readiness, said the yard’s press release.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , March 27, 2012; Image: flot View post tag: Navallast_img read more

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IS LOCAL JOURNALISM IN LOUISVILLE GOING TO DIE

By on May 3, 2021

first_imgLast year, we decided that a nonprofit business model is the best path forward for Insider Louisville. Why? Because community support is the only way local news can survive in the 21st century.We know that the click bait ad model does not serve our readers or our city when it comes to real news. And we therefore must go to you, the reader, for support. Already we are getting significant validation for our mission. We are grateful and honored to have received generous support from the James Graham Brown Foundation and several individuals, each of whom know how important our mission is to our city’s vitality.But we need to hire more reporters writing more stories about things that matter. And we need your help if we are going to focus on local stories of importance, not stories that get the most clicks.So, please consider supporting Louisville’s only digital local news source with a monthly commitment of just $10 (or more if you choose). When you do, you can be proud of the fact that you have contributed to growing the city’s largest digital-first newsroom.Thanks for being a loyal Insider Louisville reader. We hope we can continue to be your local source of the newsworthy stories that impact our community and its future.Tom CottinghamInsider Louisville CEO Is Local Journalism In Louisville Going To Die?“…were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man should receive those papers and be capable of reading them.”Thomas Jefferson, 1787Dear loyal reader,We all used to love our newspapers. And many of us remember a time when the Courier Journal was a formidable winner of Pulitzers and international acclaim. Louisville was a fortunate city to have such fantastic local reporting. We remember when the Courier was an institution, a morning ritual, the glue that held us together. There were dozens of reporters focused on local issues that mattered. And of course, there was also sports, weather and the breaking news we all wanted.Those days are gone. The newspaper industry, and the Courier along with it, is a mere shadow of its former self. In cities across the country, local media is crumbling under unsustainable business models created by the internet and its dominant duopoly of Facebook and Google.Jefferson’s quote is more vital today than ever. But instead of newspapers, we have the internet. And Louisville is developing a new morning ritual—reading Insider Louisville.The days of paying a hundred dollars a year for a subscription, with pages and pages of classifieds and display advertising are gone. And so is the business model for local news. Now, we are all on the internet.And, the internet has challenges of its own. The business model depends on lots and lots (and lots) of clicks. So “news” is generated to create clicks. Privacy is a huge and very real concern. Companies sell your private information to marketers and politicians, and ads follow you wherever you go. All the while doing so without your permission.But this does not mean Local journalism in Louisville is going to die, it just needs to be reimagined and reinvented. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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TRUMP’S LAUGHING AT US

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first_imgBy Peter FuntGive Donald Trump this much: he knows how to play the media like a violin. If I had half his business brain I’d send him a bill for this column, because every time a serious journalist treats his campaign seriously it feeds his coffers.Call Trump a bona fide political threat, and he’s laughing all the way to the next campaign appearance. Call him a clown, and he’s laughing all the way to the bank.Few in media are fooled by Trump — even his admirers at Fox News. They all know he has zero chance to win the Republican nomination let alone be elected president. Yet, the higher he climbs in early, irrelevant polls the more ink he gets.It can be argued that even those voters who tell pollsters they prefer Trump are playing along — for now. Many are frustrated by the sheer size of the GOP roster, by the tedious length of modern presidential campaigns, and by the seeming inevitability of Hillary Clinton’s nomination on the Democrat’s side. What better way to goose the process than by saying, “I’m for Donald Trump!”A CNN poll ranked Trump second, behind Jeb Bush, among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents nationwide.This happens in high schools when a unpopular kid with few friends inexplicably shows up as a favorite for prom king or queen. It’s the students’ way of pushing back against a process they never really liked.In Trump’s case, it’s win-win. The other day The New York Times ran not one but two op-ed columns about Trump’s candidacy. In one, GOP veteran Peter Wehner noted, “…the press are only too happy to highlight Mr. Trump’s stream of invective and outrageous utterances…”And why not? In mid-summer, nothing sizzles more than news of a bombastic billionaire stating flatly that Mexico is intentionally sending drug dealers and rapists our way.Actually, for comedians like Jon Stewart and Jimmy Fallon, it’s almost too easy — like shooting elephants in a barrel. But for news reporters and columnists the Trump phenomenon is not so simple to deal with. Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post artfully called him “a farce to be reckoned with.” That’s precisely what Trump is counting on.Here’s the thing about Trump’s campaign. He’s scoring with some ultra-frustrated conservatives at this preliminary stage by appearing to boldly speak his mind without the calculated caution practiced by conventional politicians. In fact, Trump’s boldness comes from knowing he has no chance and therefore can’t be hurt by speaking out irresponsibly.The Trump campaign is modern, social-media driven political theater.Maybe this is what the public and its media deserve for allowing presidential campaigns to begin so early. The first GOP “debate” is less than a month away. And thanks to Donald Trump’s presence, the Fox News Channel telecast might actually draw a sizable audience.Will Trump walk on stage naked? Wearing a Mexican sombrero? Holding a gun? He’ll think of something, because he doesn’t really care. Nor should we. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Julian Hunt, director of communications, Food and Drink Federation

By on April 21, 2021

first_imgWhether you are a craft baker or a plant producer, the Commission’s forthcoming review of EU food labelling regulations, due to be published later this year, will affect the way you do business. There is clearly a need to simplify the rules and the Commission’s review will look to streamline the legislation. We also hope it will look at ways of reducing some of the unnecessary clutter on packs while limiting any further ’mushrooming’ in the information demands placed on food and drink labelling.These were some of the key messages we put across at a recent workshop in Brussels, hosted with our colleagues from the British Retail Consortium, where we were able to exchange views with Commission officials on the forthcoming review. A key issue raised was the industry’s concerns that extending allergen information and ’best before’ dates to loose foods, such as unwrapped loaves or cakes, would cause real headaches for companies of all sizes and would be prohibitively expensive for the country’s smallest firms, such as specialist craft producers. One speaker reckoned the microbusinesses selling through the UK’s 500 farmers’ markets would have to invest E1m in labelling guns alone to help them meet such a requirement!The workshop also highlighted practical ways of reducing the burden on labels through the removal of duplicate information, such as multiple ’with sweeteners’ declarations. Hopefully, if the industry’s thoughts are taken on board, we should end up with rules to create simpler labels that work better for consumers.last_img read more

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