Here’s how £500 a month could become £1m when invested in UK shares

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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. Peter Stephens | Sunday, 4th October, 2020 Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Here’s how £500 a month could become £1m when invested in UK shares See all posts by Peter Stephens Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The stock market crash may have made some investors more cautious about investing money in UK shares. The FTSE 100, for example, continues to trade over 20% lower than it did at the start of the year. It also faces an uncertain near-term outlook.However, the track record of the stock market shows that it has the potential to turn modest amounts of capital into large portfolio valuations. Therefore, while stock prices are currently relatively cheap, now may be the right time to start investing £500, or any other amount, on a monthly basis in a diverse range of stocks. Over the long run, it could lead to a £1m portfolio.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…The track record of UK sharesEven after the recent disappointing performance of many UK shares, the stock market has delivered relatively impressive returns over the long run. For example, the FTSE 100 has risen nearly sixfold since its inception in 1984. When reinvested dividends are added to that figure, it works out as an annualised total return of around 8%.Assuming the same rate of return on a monthly investment could lead to a large portfolio in the long run. For example, £500 invested each month over a period of 25 years could be worth £480,000. Over a 35-year period it could be worth £1.15m. Therefore, sticking with the stock market instead of buying less risky assets could be a shrewd move for any investor who is seeking to build a nest egg in the long run.Investing money todayClearly, UK shares have not always produced returns that are in the high single-digits on an annualised basis. This year, for example, the index seems set to underperform versus its historic averages, with risks such as the US election and coronavirus continuing to cause a degree of caution among investors.However, such periods occur relatively frequently. For example, the global financial crisis caused the FTSE 100 to lose over half of its value in a matter of months. Similarly, the dot com bubble in the early 2000s led to major declines for many shares. Other bear markets have taken place, while events such as market corrections and downturns occur fairly regularly.Long-term investingFor short-term investors in UK shares, such periods can be problematic. However, for long-term investors, they provide an opportunity to buy high-quality companies at even lower prices. This can lead to higher returns in the long run, with the stock market having an excellent track record of recovering from its various downturns to post new record highs.By maintaining your regular monthly investment through difficult periods for the stock market, you can benefit from its long-term growth potential. It may even allow you to build a £1m portfolio during your lifetime as it recovers from its present challenges. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

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A closer look at 5 of the biggest transfers ahead of next season

first_imgThursday Mar 19, 2020 A closer look at 5 of the biggest transfers ahead of next season While the state of the current season is up in the air due to the covid-19 pandemic, here’s a look ahead to next season and some of the names that fans should be most excited to look out for when things kick off. The list comprises two Fijians, a Scot, an Englishman and a South African.1. Semi RadradraAny club in Europe will be hard pushed this summer to make a signing as seismic as Bristol Bears’ recruitment of Semi Radradra.ADVERTISEMENTPat Lam’s side were the first to swoop for the Fijian after his sensational Rugby World Cup last year, bringing him to Ashton Gate on a three-year deal ahead of next season.The winger has been a star of both union and league for many years now, but he truly announced himself in Japan, particularly with blockbuster performances against Georgia and Wales.His career with the Parramatta Eels in the NRL saw him score 82 tries in 94 matches across five seasons. In that time he was named the Dally M winger of the year twice, and was named in the 2015 Rugby League International Federation team of the year.His move to union, where the 27-year-old has played for both Toulon and Bordeaux-Begles, has been equally successful, and he is now regarded as one of the very best players on the planet with ball in hand.Capable of playing on the wing or outside centre, Radradra’s pace and balance complement his strength and offloading ability, which makes him such a difficult prospect to defend against. His power is not solely reserved for attack either, as many players will attest to his bone crunching tackling, namely Wales’ Liam Williams.In a back three that already has one of the superstars of the Gallagher Premiership, Charles Piutau, as well as Australia international Luke Morahan, the West Country outfit are primed to have one of the most lethal back lines in the northern hemisphere next season.The Fijian’s versatility could also see him slot into the outside centre role in the blue and red of Bristol, particularly with the arrival of Saracens’ Max Malins on a season-long loan. Any opposition will be vigilant next season when kicking to the back field, as no team will be able to afford giving Bristol’s outside backs any space.ADVERTISEMENTThe outside centre role may actually be the position best suited for Radradra, as it allows him more opportunities to get the ball in his hands. As Fiji found out against Australia in the RWC, any player can be starved of the ball out wide. What’s more is that his arcing runs around outside shoulders are redolent of some of the best No.13s in the past, as he is able to eat up the ground and glide past defenders with consummate ease.It is absolutely no stretch to say that this could be the defining signing of the summer, which could take an ever improving Bristol side under Lam to the next level.2. Jonny GrayFor a player that has made his name through his industry and steadfastness in the unseen quarters of the field, Scotland lock Jonny Gray seems like the perfect match for Exeter Chiefs.The 26-year-old is set to leave the Glasgow Warriors in the summer in favour of the Gallagher Premiership leaders, a partnership that already has all the hallmarks of being a master stroke.Rob Baxter’s side’s success has been built upon their power and relentlessness up front, whereby they often bully the opposition into submission. Gray may not be built in the same mould as his flamboyant Glasgow teammate Leone Nakawara, or even his brother Richie for that matter, but he is a player that will tirelessly hit rucks and mauls and tackle all game, and will strengthen any side’s set piece.ADVERTISEMENTIn fact, his tackle success rate has almost developed a mythical reputation, which will only bolster the Chiefs machine.This will undoubtedly be a move that helps Exeter, but this is one that will benefit Gray immeasurably in his career development. Exeter are now amongst Europe’s elite, and while they may not have made the inroads in the Champions Cup that they would have hoped in recent years, many believe that this is to be a promising season for them, if the season is to continue.Proving himself on the biggest club stage will help Gray curry favour with Warren Gatalnd ahead of the British and Irish Lions tour in 2021. A barnstorming debut season in Devon may move him up the pecking order in what is arguably the most competitive position for places before the tour of South Africa.3. Nemani NadoloOne signing that is going to ensure a rise in interest and viewership next season is Leicester Tigers’ deal to bring Fijian behemoth Nemani Nadolo to the Premiership.The Tigers have grown increasingly toothless over the past few years, and the 130kg winger is one player that may help them get their bite back.The 29-cap retired Fiji international will arrive at Welford Road from Montpellier in the summer, bringing with him the reputation of being one of the most formidable wingers in the game.Very few players across the field will be able to match him in size, and he has been known to be a dab hand from the kicking tee as well.However, at the age of 32, this is not a signing for the future, and both he and Leicester will expect his career in the West Midlands to hit the ground running.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blS1bAZi-504. Kyle SincklerThe fact that two of the most exciting signings ahead of next season are incoming Bristol players bodes very well for Lam and his team.With John Afoa in the twilight of his career, the Bears have lined up an ideal replacement for the former All Black in England and British and Irish Lions tighthead Kyle Sinckler.The 26-year-old Harlequins prop is in the prime of his career, and is revered as one of the premier No.3s in the game currently, and there is little doubt that he will make a major impact at Bristol.While it is all well and good having some of the best outside backs in the game in your ranks, it is fundamental that a platform is laid by the forwards in order for the backs to perform.Bristol have rampantly bolstered their pack over the last couple of years with the arrivals of Nathan Hughes and Dave Attwood last season. Sinckler is yet another step in the right direction, as is the season-long loan for Saracens and England loose forward Ben Earl.The 38-cap forward provides the physicality and power that is required of any high level prop, but it is his distribution and subtle hands that make him such a unique player. He may be the man to create a perfect link between forwards and backs next season, much in the same way he does for England, creating space in the wider channels for pyrotechnics.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-ki10aip8w5. Andre EsterhuizenNadolo will not be the only monstrous back to arrive in England over the summer, as Harlequins have secured a deal to bring Sharks and South Africa centre Andre Esterhuizen to southwest London.The 115kg inside centre will be part of the growing South African contingent in the Premiership, and he will bring to Paul Gustard’s side everything anyone would expect from a Springbok.The hard-running back will scythe through the middle of the field on many occasions next season, and will add some sting to an already impressive back line at the Stoop, although it has been decimated by injury this campaign.The 8-cap Springbok will rival the equally belligerent Paul Lasike for the 12 shirt in 2020/21, or could even form a partnership in the midfield with the USA international that would make the ground shudder across London.With talented operators like Joe Marchant, Michele Campagnaro and Francis Saili in the centres as well, Esterhuizen could help unleash the talent that is in this Harlequins back division.Who else are you looking forward to seeing in action at a new club? 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National Lottery reform public evidence sessions announced

first_img  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 January 2004 | News The session will take place in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, Westminster. Further evidence sessions in this inquiry will be announced in due course. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Culture Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons will hold its next public evidence sessions in the inquiry into National Lottery reform on 27 January and 3 February 2004.Organisations giving evidence on 27 January will be The National Lottery Commission, Camelot Group plc, and The People’s Lottery. The Committee has already taken evidence from the Lotteries Council, NCVO and the Coalfield Communities Campaign. Organisations giving evidence on 3 February include The New Opportunity Fund, The Community Fund, Awards for All, Arts Council England, Sport England, Heritage Lottery Fund, and UK Sport.The inquiry has been instituted because the Committee is interested in the Government’s proposals for reforming the licensing and distribution arrangements for the National Lottery. Advertisement National Lottery reform public evidence sessions announced 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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Public Sector Rich List 2006 published

first_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Alliance’s aim in publishing the information is of course to highlight public sector expenditure that it thinks is wasteful or not best value. Matthew Elliott, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “Large numbers of people in the public sector are effectively being paid City salaries. It is not surprising that taxes keep going up when the salaries for the public sector^s top executives keep rocketing.”Nevertheless, the document, available as a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) download at no charge, is a useful addition for prospect researchers.  43 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Prospect researchcenter_img The TaxPayers’ Alliance, the grassroots campaign for lower taxes, has for the first time published a list of the 171 most highly paid people in the public sector. To qualify people have to earn more than £150,000 a year and work in government departments, quangos, other public bodies and public corporations.The list is based on research of public documents, and reveals that 46 public sector workers earn over £250,000 a year, 14 earn over £500,000, and 3 earn over £1 million. This works out at an average annual salary of £259,701 for the list members.The Alliance pointed out that the list members enjoyed “a pay rise of 8.4 per cent between 2005 and 2006” which, they say, “is double average earnings growth (including bonuses) across the country, which is 4.2 per cent.” Advertisement Public Sector Rich List 2006 published Howard Lake | 6 November 2006 | Newslast_img read more

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WRAP figures show upsurge in surplus food redistribution

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 WRAP figures show upsurge in surplus food redistribution Tagged with: Donated goods Research / statistics The amount of surplus food businesses gave to charities increased by 50% in between 2015 and 2017, according to figures from WRAP, while charitable redistribution of food increased by around 80% in this time.WRAP’s latest research covers 2015-2017 and analyses data provided by the UK’s largest redistribution bodies, which accounts for the majority of all surplus food handled.It shows that overall surplus food redistribution from retailers, manufacturers and hospitality and food services businesses has increased by 50% in two years.Charitable redistribution rose by around 80% over the two-year period, with an increase of 30% via commercial organisations.The combined increase for charitable and commercial redistribution was 14,500 tonnes (50%).This represents the equivalent of around an extra 35 million meals a year, bringing the 2017 total equivalent to 102 million meals.The value of the food redistributed in 2017 was almost £130 million, with the increase from 2015 to 2017 worth over £40 million.The manufacturing sector was the largest single source of redistributed food in 2017, followed by retail.The supply of surplus food from the retail sector to charities has more than doubled (114% increase – the equivalent of an additional 15 million meals), and that from manufacture increased by 71% (the equivalent of an additional 7 million meals).Retail is the largest supplier to the charitable redistribution sector, supplying 50-60% of the total surplus food, with the manufacturing sector supplying 30-40%. The remainder comes from the hospitality and food service sector, and other sources such as logistics and wholesale.Peter Maddox, WRAP Director, said: “It’s great to see such a rapid rise in redistribution and the growing number of partnerships between the supply chain and charities. This stops good food going to waste, and helps feed people. But we know there’s much more to do. Our research shows food redistributed, from manufacturers and retailers, could increase further, by more than 200,000 tonnes. “There’s potential too to source greater amounts of surplus food from other parts of the supply chain like primary production, and the hospitality and food service sector. Our Courtauld 2025 Redistribution Working Group is helping to forge new links and supports both businesses and redistribution organisations in ensuring surplus food feeds people, first. Businesses signatories have committed to doubling the amount they redistribute by 2020. Seeing these numbers, I am confident they will hit that target.” Advertisement  179 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 17 July 2018 | News  180 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis19 WRAP has also announced that eight charities and not-for-profit groups will receive grants from the Government’s £500,000 Food Waste Reduction Fund, which WRAP administers, to provide essential resources needed to expand their important work. The eight organisations were chosen from 119 expressions of interest to the Fund with individual grants ranging from £40,000 to £75,000, which together will help the eight redistribute an additional 2,500 tonnes of quality food to feed people in need – the estimated equivalent of around six million meals.The recipients include Action Homeless in Leicester, which will use the funds to upscale its current activities through investment to improve project co-ordination and logistics, His Church in London / the Midlands / the North West and North East – to expand current activities in all these locations and set up more programmes for children and families, and FareShare in two centres in southern England – to run a pilot project to expand freezer capacity at both FareShare depots in the South of England and redistribute more frozen food.last_img read more

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Boston-area school bus drivers: Anatomy of a union victory

first_imgSchool bus drivers at Eastern Bus, working under oppressive and illegal conditions, won a union organizing drive giving them the right to join USW Local 8751, the only city union in Boston’s school department to have a collective bargaining agreement.WW photo: Stevan Kirschbaum; photo: Alberto BarretoBoston — The bus drivers of Eastern Bus Co. have won the right to join militant Local 8751 of the United Steelworkers. The report of a National Labor Relations Board hearing officer states, “Having recommended that all the Employer’s Objections be overruled, I further recommend that a Certification of Representative be issued.”Eastern Bus is owned by Chuck Winitzer and operates out of several Boston suburbs: Somerville, Cambridge, Waltham, Wellesley and Belmont. The approximately 90 workers at Eastern Bus have been working under oppressive and illegal conditions. They get no affordable health care or retirement benefits. They have no seniority rights or the opportunity to bid on possible bus routes. They receive no overtime. The workplace environment is fraught with favoritism and arbitrary discipline. The employer shows its drivers no respect — there are not even adequate bathrooms on the premises, as mandated by law.BackgroundLocal 8751 won a historic contract last December that made Boston’s school bus drivers the only city union in Boston’s school department to have a collective bargaining agreement. Soon after, several Eastern Bus workers approached asking for help to unionize their workplace.They formed an organizing committee and, along with USW International Organizer Steve Kirschbaum, confronted Winitzer on June 4, demanding voluntary recognition for USW 8751. Winitzer refused.After several conversations, Winitzer agreed to a stipulated election within 14 days. The organizing committee was initially going to organize at the Cambridge and Somerville bus yards; however, Winitzer insisted that Waltham, Wellesley and Belmont be included.Kirschbaum says this was an attempt to “dilute the unit.” By adding these additional yards, the total number of employees was nearly doubled and the physical distance between the yards established organizing challenges. There were also many attempts to intimidate the workers by calling the police and issuing a “no trespass” order to Kirschbaum.Despite these bullying tactics, the workers of Eastern Bus continued in their struggle to unionize. The drivers distributed leaflets, posters and buttons, and held rallies and informational meetings. Service Employees Local 888, whose headquarters is located around the corner from the Somerville bus yard, offered the Eastern drivers a room in their hall for a rally.On June 14, the organizing committee held its final meeting before the election to discuss the reasons for forming a union. They received messages of solidarity from Bishop Filipe C. Teixeira, the Black Educators Alliance of Massachusetts and the vice mayor of the city of Cambridge.In her message of solidarity, Vice Mayor E. Denise Simmons stated: “I am a firm believer in the power of union membership. It is my belief that we are always in a much stronger position to bring about positive conditions, and widespread fairness and respect, when we band together and speak with a unified voice. In unity, we find our strength, and this is essential to ensuring fairness for the individual worker.”The meeting addressed the workers’ questions and concerns, as well as rumors and falsehoods spread by the employer. Most importantly, the workers were able to show one another their unity.ElectionThe election was held on June 18 at the Somerville and Waltham yards, beginning at 5 a.m. Two stalwart organizing committee members, Carlos Fernandez and Tony Chiquillo, arrived at the Somerville yard at 3:30 a.m. to set up a table with refreshments and “Vote Union YES!” placards. Different Eastern drivers, when not on bus trips, were present around the table throughout the day, maintaining enthusiasm and stimulating rank-and-file unity with union shop-talk. Union supporters, including several Boston bus drivers, Ed Childs of Unite HERE Local 26, and Frank Neisser and Gerry Scoppettuolo of the International Action Center, were also present. Local businesses showed solidarity and a National Grid union worker filled the cooler with iced drinks.The tension was palpable as government agents tallied the ballots immediately after the polls closed. Finally, the totals were announced: 41 votes in favor of the union, 36 against. A sigh of relief was followed by blasting music and victory speeches. The core organizing committee had remained firm.ChallengesAfter losing a decisive battle, the employer began to take illegal action against the workers of Eastern Bus.“No Trespass” signs blanketed the facility, high-tech surveillance cameras were positioned throughout the Somerville bus yard, a list of rules that violated collective bargaining rights was produced and disseminated, and an anti-union consultant was hired as the new director of labor relations. This agentof the boss proceeded to physically threaten workers. Perhaps the most grievous anti-union action was the firing without cause of a driver who is a member of the organizing committee after he refused to sign a company-drafted affidavit falsely charging another worker with misconduct.In addition, the employer submitted a petition to the NLRB challenging the validity of the election. At an NLRB hearing on July 16, the workers packed the room. The employer’s case quickly unraveled because of a lack of merit and convincing evidence.The hearing officer took nearly six weeks to return a decision on the matter. However, the wait proved worthwhile. On Aug. 23, she overruled all three of the employer’s objections and recommended union certification. Winitzer has until Sept. 6 to appeal the hearing officer’s report.Struggle for contractThe organizing committee’s campaign for a just contract began on Aug. 28. The city of Cambridge held its standard orientation for drivers at the Kennedy-Longfellow School. Following orientation, the drivers acquired control of the room and held a meeting with USW 8751 Vice President Steve Gillis and Kirschbaum.This meeting served two functions: to discuss the next stage of the union fight and to show the director of transportation and the owner of Eastern Bus that the drivers are standing firm in the struggle for their deserved union rights.Joseph Montuna, a founding leader of the union campaign, says: “Our fight is not against one person, but against a system or a culture of favoritism and injustice. With a good union contract, the ownership must treat all drivers equally and provide benefits to all of us, whether you voted for the union or not. Let’s stand together for our rights.”Thus far, the union committee has mapped out several aspects of the contract campaign: to have a union election victory party, form a negotiating committee and formulate demands, follow up on more than a dozen NLRB Unfair Labor Practice charges, protect workers under company attack and build rank-and-file union power.The message is clear: The struggle continues! Workers unite! In unity there is strength!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Professional Fighters League Announces Partnership With CarParts.com Ahead of 2021 Season

first_img Pinterest TAGS  WhatsApp NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league in the world, today announced that CarParts.com (NASDAQ: PRTS), the fastest-growing and most innovative online auto parts company, is now the Official Auto Parts Retailer of the PFL. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005578/en/ (Photo: Business Wire) As part of the partnership, CarParts.com will be an integrated partner throughout the PFL season kicking off as the presenting partner of PFL 1 on April 23 via ESPN. The retailer will also be a part of a new PFL branded content series, will conduct a nationwide sweepstakes promotion for fans around the country, and will also produce a co-branded national TV commercial featuring PFL fighters via PFL Studios, the league’s fully integrated global media division. “We’re thrilled to partner with industry-leader CarParts.com to amplify PFL and its world-class fighters as we prepare to return to action in April on ESPN,” said Peter Murray, CEO of Professional Fighters League. “It’s important to us that we work with partners who share similar goals and values. The fact that we’ve both experienced exponential growth over the last year says so much. We’re excited to tap into new audiences with CarParts.com and continue growing our fanbase.” “CarParts.com customers and PFL fans have a lot in common, making this a natural next step in our continued growth,” said Houman Akhavan, Chief Marketing Officer of CarParts.com. “But the intersecting fanbase is only part of what makes this a valuable partnership. We look forward to leveraging our shared commitments to continuous innovation and customer loyalty to bring this partnership to life. Not only for the benefit of both organizations, but also PFL fighters and their fans.” Professional Fighters League has quickly established itself as the No. 2 MMA company in the world with distribution on ESPN in the U.S. and to more than 160 countries via premium sports networks and platforms and has experienced tremendous YoY growth across digital channels – 68% follower increase on Instagram, 30% total audience growth across digital, and a 200% social engagement spike. PFL’s growing portfolio of leading brand partners includes Presidente, Flagship Solutions/IBM, Rich Energy, Marines, Geico, Socios.com, and Acronis. CarParts.com experienced explosive growth in the past year as it began to revolutionize the way drivers shop for car parts. Recently named 2020’s Fastest-Growing Auto Parts Site in the Automotive Aftermarket by website analytics firm SimilarWeb, and the top auto parts company for YoY Net Sales Growth in Q3 2020 by Auto Care Week, CarParts.com’s two-year turnaround journey has come to fruition. These distinctions demonstrate the success of CarParts.com’s commitment to positive customer experiences that inspire the kind of loyalty that athletes, sports teams, and athletic organizations experience. About Professional Fighters League The Professional Fighters League (PFL) presents MMA for the first time in the sport-season format where individual fighters control their own destiny, competing in a Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship for a million-dollar prize. PFL’s differentiated format and exciting fights sparked breakout growth for the league. PFL events are broadcast live in primetime on ESPN2 and ESPN+ in the United States and distributed to 160 additional countries around the world on premium sports networks. For more info visit www.PFLmma.com and follow PFL on Instagram (@PFLmma), Twitter (@ProFightLeague), and Facebook (/PFLmma). About CarParts.com With over 25 years of experience, and 50 million parts delivered, we’ve streamlined our website and sourcing network to better serve the way drivers get the parts they need. Utilizing the latest technologies and design principles, we’ve created an easy-to-use, mobile-friendly shopping experience that, alongside our own nationwide distribution network, cuts out the brick-and-mortar supply chain costs and provides quality parts at a budget-friendly price. CarParts.com(NASDAQ: PRTS) is headquartered in Torrance, California. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005578/en/ CONTACT: Sasha Trosman [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK INDUSTRY KEYWORD: GENERAL SPORTS SPORTS AFTERMARKET ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES/FUELS AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING SOURCE: CarParts.com, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Castle & Cooke Mortgage Expands in Utah

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Is There any Silver Lining to be Found in Ocwen’s 2015 Earnings Report? Next: Computershare Acquires Altavera Mortgage Services Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Castle & Cooke Mortgage Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC, an independent mortgage lender with 44 locations across the United States, recently announced the expansion of its footprint in Utah with the opening of its ninth branch in North Salt Lake.Dan Hubrich will as assume the role of Branch Manager for the new North Salt Lake branch and will be responsible for launching and growing this new office.Castle & Cooke Mortgage has opened four new branches in 2016 as it forges ahead with its aggressive expansion strategy to open new branches in 15 to 20 new markets this year.”This move puts me and my team at the heart of Davis County,” Hubrich said. “From sharing a building with our respected real estate partners, to our location at the hub of the business center where our clients can walk right in the door—we are looking forward to being even more available to our borrowers. In all sectors, we have always earned a high level of trust, and we believe in making lifetime clients. This is an opportunity to enhance those relationships further by providing the excellence people have come to expect with the convenience of being just around the corner.”Dan Hubrich will transition his highly seasoned team from Castle & Cooke Mortgage’s Salt Lake City branch to open the North Salt Lake branch at 1010 North 500 East #320, North Salt Lake. Leveraging the comprehensive resources and support available at Castle & Cooke Mortgage, Hubrich is planning to double the size of his team and loan volume within the next year.”I am excited to see our company’s continued expansion in Utah,” said Adam Thorpe, President and COO for Castle & Cooke Mortgage. “With Castle & Cooke Mortgage headquartered in Salt Lake City and offering a comprehensive platform of loan products to meet the specific needs of Utah borrowers, I am very happy that we are in a position to further enrich and refine the suite of services we provide to Utah residents. Dan Hubrich is one of our most accomplished loan originators and a consummate professional. He is familiar with the area and grounded in the community. Dan embodies our guiding principles of honesty, integrity, transparency and hard work and he also continually provides the highest level of service to our clients. These qualities make Dan the perfect candidate to lead our new team in North Salt Lake.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Xhevrije West Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University.  Print This Post Castle & Cooke Mortgage Expands in Utah in Featured, News Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Featured / Castle & Cooke Mortgage Expands in Utah February 29, 2016 1,168 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Castle & Cooke Mortgage 2016-02-29 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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How to Improve the NFIP

first_img Share Save Related Articles Previous: Hurricane Heading North After Decimating Bahamas Next: Federal Reserve Reports Economic Conditions The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Disaster flooding Insurance nfip 2019-09-04 Seth Welborn Congress has until September 30 to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and according to Craig Poulton, CEO of Poulton Associates, LLC, the NFIP has caused plenty of harm as it funds subsidies to unintentionally encourage building homes in dangerous locations. In an article on The Hill, Poulton argues that a reauthorization of the NFIP should include a solution. National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019, H.R. 3167, according to Poulton, “represents an admirable bipartisan effort and would be a prudent reauthorization of the NFIP.”According to Poulton, the NFIP is a failed system that doesn’t address the risk faced by millions of Americans.“The insurance is too inexpensive, and the NFIP and federal government don’t mandate that municipal governments take the right steps” Poulton told Insurance Business. “The problem with that is folks in any given locality believe they will never be flooded, hence they don’t buy flood insurance unless they’re forced to because they have a mortgage.”Lawmakers are taking some steps to update the NFIP. For example, Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi is proposing an update to the Program, which aims to address the multiple extensions the NFIP has undergone with a long-term extension plan.In her letter to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Michael Crapo and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown, Hyde-Smith puts forth several options to address affordability issues among low and middle-income policy holders and debt issues within the NFIP. “We’re trying to flip the script on mitigation projects, from being reactionary to being proactive.  This is the first bill that provides a significant amount of real money for pre-disaster mitigation, which would give taxpayers a better return on investment.  It is far more expensive to rebuild after a disaster than it is to do everything you can to protect yourself beforehand,” Hyde-Smith said in a statement. How to Improve the NFIP in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Investment, News About Author: Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / How to Improve the NFIP Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img September 4, 2019 1,278 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: Disaster flooding Insurance nfip Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Subscribelast_img read more

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Final events take place to mark conclusion of the Tip O’Neill weekend

first_imgNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – September 21, 2013 Previous articleCouncil defends use of luxury hotel for marine conferenceNext articleNew Birmingham service from Knock airport good news for the North-West News Highland WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest The Canadian Ambassador to Ireland is in Buncrana today for the conclusion of the Tip O’Neill Weekend.Last night, the Tip O’Neill Diaspora Award was given to former Montana Governer Brian Schweitzer, and today, Ambassador Loyola Hearne will present bursaries in honour of Tip O’Neill to National Schools in the area, while Tip O’Neill’s children, Tommy and Shelly, will be unveiling the Tip O’Neill Interpretive Panels on the Buncrana Shorefront.Also today, Professor Paul Arthur will deliver the diaspora lecture, which, according to Donegal County Council’s Michael Heaney, will bring together a number of significant anniversaries in the US…[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/heanysat.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firecenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Final events take place to mark conclusion of the Tip O’Neill weekend Facebooklast_img read more

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