OBR set to move from Treasury

first_img Share OBR set to move from Treasury Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndo whatsapp The Office for Budget Responsibility is to move out of the Treasury to stress its independence, chancellor George Osborne said. The chancellor has also named his preferred candidates for the committee, to sit alongside OBR chairman Robert Chote. They are Stephen Nickell, a former member of the Bank of England monetary policy committee, and Graham Parker, who was a member of the OBR in its interim phase. whatsapp Tags: NULLcenter_img KCS-content More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 12 October 2010 9:22 pmlast_img read more

Powerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw) Q12021 Interim Report

first_imgPowerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe OTC under the Retail sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Powerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Powerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Powerspeed Electrical Limited (PWS.zw)  2021 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileIMPORTANT THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS HELD ON 14 DECEMBER 2020 RESOLVED TO DELIST FROM THE ZIMBABWE STOCK EXCHANGE. OTC TRADING OF SHARES IS UNDER IMPLEMENTATION. READ MORE >> Powerspeed Electrical is a leading supplier of electrical, hardware, building and home improvement products and services; trading through its own chain of hardware retail outlets known as Electrosales Hardware. The company supplies electrical products and solutions to the painting, plumbing, electrical, building, hand and power tools, outdoor and gardening, and automotive industries in Zimbabwe. Powerspeed Engineering is a subsidiary company involved in rewinding electric motors, supplying industrial fans and ducting for commercial and industrial applications, fabrication of non-standard steel products and structures, and commercial and industrial light fittings, heating elements, distribution boards and domestic irons. The engineering division is the amalgamation of three leading industrial engineering companies; Airflo, Relmo and ELS.last_img read more

Jeremy Siegel says 2021 will be “gangbusters” for stocks. I’d buy these UK shares now

first_img Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Last week, Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel added his voice to the growing army of stock market bulls for 2021. The professor of finance from the University of Pennsylvania is well-known in the US for his insightful market commentary.His comments came with America’s Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) flirting with the psychologically important 30,000 level and trading near all-time highs. Meanwhile, in the UK, London’s FTSE 100 index has been up above the equally significant 6,000 level since early November.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…I think these factors will lift UK shares tooThe Dow moved from 10,000 to 20,000 over a period of around 18 years. But the climb from 20,000 to 30,000 occurred in less than four. Is that too far too soon? Not according to Siegel. He pointed to three factors set to keep the market moving higher.Firstly, he thinks there’s a record amount of liquidity sloshing around from investors and consumers being held back by the Covid-19 pandemic. And I reckon that could be right. My guess is many people have been refraining from buying both goods and shares. And we could see pent-up demand stimulating the world economy and the stock market next year.Siegel’s second factor is better-than-expected progress with vaccine development, which could suppress the virus soon. And thirdly, he sees the outcome of the US election as positive and likely to stimulate shares. If he’s right, and the US markets continue their powerful rally in 2021, I think that situation could help stimulate the FTSE 100 and other shares in the UK.Siegel went further, suggesting that earnings for many companies will beat expectations next year. He said: “I actually think that we’re going to have a boom next year.” And he said in a world of low interest rates, as we have now, “you can’t beat stocks as an asset.” Why shares are my top asset pick right nowIndeed, it’s hard for me to disagree. Cash and bonds are offering investors pitiful returns right now whereas many shares have attractive dividend yields. On top of that shareholder income from dividends, shares have the potential to deliver capital growth because of operational progress in the underlying business.And shares can also be a good way to keep ahead of the ravages of general price inflation. Indeed, if I pick the right stocks, the businesses behind them will have the ability to raise selling prices when inflation hits, thus preserving the real value of their profits. And, as the profit number rises, the share price will likely adjust upwards to compensate.I’d go for big defensive businesses such as energy supplier SSE, pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline and water utility operator Severn Trent. I’m also keen on giant fast-moving consumer goods companies such as Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser. On top of that, I like the turnaround situations unfolding in smaller defensive outfits such as PZ Cussons and Premier Foods. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address 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. See all posts by Kevin Godboldcenter_img Kevin Godbold | Monday, 30th November, 2020 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. Jeremy Siegel says 2021 will be “gangbusters” for stocks. I’d buy these UK shares now 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. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline, PZ Cussons, and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Holiday House in Cap Ferret / Atelier du Pont

first_imgArchDaily Landscape Designer:Arnaud Gallou, Ferret VertCity:Lège-Cap-FerretCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Takuji ShimmuraRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40MetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingText description provided by the architects. The terrain that slopes gently towards the sea is typical of Cap Ferret: a small forest of strawberry tree, yucca, and pines. The challenge was to design a project that would exist in harmony with its surrounding landscape and have a limited impact on the existing vegetation.Save this picture!© Philippe GarciaSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Philippe GarciaThe house echoes forest cabins and the multiple openings serve to accentuate its relationship to nature. Its implantation allowed to preserve a maximum of existing trees, and the façade uses mostly wood to mimic the pine grove around it.Save this picture!© Takuji ShimmuraThe construction blends into the topography of the terrain. The spaces were designed for a large sibling so that everyone while getting together, can still benefit of intimacy and calm. The «cabins» are connected to one another through a series of terraces. A large internal curved lines stairway exists in counterpoint to the triangular openings and the other diagonal lines that frame the views of the surrounding nature.Originally published on August 31, 2017Save this picture!© Philippe GarciaSave this picture!Lower Floor PlanSave this picture!© Philippe GarciaSave this picture!Upper Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessBrickface House / Austin Maynard ArchitectsSelected ProjectsRestaurant Gütsch / Studio Seilern ArchitectSelected Projects Share Holiday House in Cap Ferret / Atelier du Pont Area:  330 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses CopyAbout this officeAtelier du PontOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLège-Cap-FerretIcebergFrancePublished on May 09, 2020Cite: “Holiday House in Cap Ferret / Atelier du Pont” 09 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?自然将建筑切割成多面体:Holiday House in Cap Ferret / Atelier du Pont是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Takuji Shimmura+ 18Curated by María Francisca González Share Projects CopyHouses•Lège-Cap-Ferret, France Architects: Atelier du Pont Area Area of this architecture project Holiday House in Cap Ferret / Atelier du PontSave this projectSaveHoliday House in Cap Ferret / Atelier du Pont 2017center_img France “COPY” Photographs:  Takuji Shimmura, Philippe Garcia Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878721/holiday-house-in-cap-ferret-atelier-du-pont Clipboard Year:  General Contractor: BMC ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/878721/holiday-house-in-cap-ferret-atelier-du-pont Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

Security guard stabbed by sweet thief

first_imgLinkedin Facebook WhatsApp THE stabbing of a shopping centre security guard in the leg, yards from a garda station, over “some jelly babies and a chocolate bar”, has resulted in a teenager being jailed for two and half years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ryan Kelly, 19, of no fixed abode but originally from Limerick City stole the confectionary from the Roxboro Road Shopping centre on April 5 this year.He was caught by security staff trying to leave the shop without paying. As he was being restrained, he pulled a knife and stabbed the security guard in the thigh.Gardai were called to the scene after Kelly fled and they found the security guard, wounded and leaning against a blood soaked wall.Prosecution Counsel John O’Sullivan said it was only then that the guard realised he had been “stabbed in a most sneaky and underhand way.” The victim, who is in his 30s, has recovered physically but is still quite scarred mentally.At Limerick Circuit Court last week, Kelly pleaded guilty to assault causing harm of the security guard.The court was told of Kelly’s difficult family upbringing and his bi-polar condition for which he was receiving medical treatment.Taking this into account, Judge Moran said that he would suspend a portion of a prison sentence but it was a source of considerable worry that the serious stabbing arose over some jelly babies and a chocolate bar and that Kelly confessed he always carried a knife.He imposed a four year prison sentence but suspended the last 18 months. Twitter Emailcenter_img Advertisement NewsSecurity guard stabbed by sweet thiefBy Staff Reporter – December 27, 2013 1778 Print Previous article€1million international drugs trail led to Limerick cottageNext articleOvernight fire at Limerick Prison contained Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Master gardener class offered through extension office

first_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Print Article “That might sound like a lot, but the class provides a lot of information in 12 weeks,” Dykes said.“It’s a very good value for the money.” Next Up“And, it’s an opportunity that the people of Pike County will want to consider because it will be a while before we are able to offer a Master Gardener Volunteer Training class here. Our agent, David Koon, who normally conducts the class for Pike County residents is serving in Afghanistan.”The Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class will be conducted by Rachel Dykes, regional agent for home horticulture. Specialists from Auburn University will teach classes on a variety of subjects including vegetable gardening, fruits, flower gardening plant nutrition, plant identification, soils, landscape management, landscape design, entomology, plant diseases, waterscape design and turfgrass.“The point of the Master Gardener Volunteer Training is to train gardeners to give back to the community through some capacity of education,” Dykes said. You Might Like Agency money: How it’s divided As local government officials begin the budgeting process in the coming months, it won’t just be the city of Troy… read morecenter_img Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen Email the author “That doesn’t mean that the gardeners will have to stand in front of a class and teach. There are many ways to provide educational opportunities such as putting together booths at fairs or farmers markets, assisting young people with beautification projects and identifying plants in public places with signs. There are many ways and many opportunities.”The Master Gardener Volunteer Training is a 12-week class that meets from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 11 through Nov. 3.The deadline for registration is Aug. 6. Registration forms are available at the Pike County Extension Office at 306 South Three Notch Street in Troy. The fee for the 12-week class is $110. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Local gardeners or gardener wannabes have an opportunity to receive master gardener volunteer training through a program offered by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.The Master Gardener Volunteer Training classes will be held at the Dale County Government Building beginning Aug. 11 and will include almost every area of horticulture, said Brandon Dillard, Pike County interim extension coordinator.“This is an outstanding program for those who want to learn more about home grounds horticulture,” Dillard said. Master gardener class offered through extension office Sponsored Content Published 7:58 pm Friday, July 30, 2010last_img read more

Student lettings app launches promising to improve student credit scores

first_imgAn online-only student lettings agency that The Negotiator revealed was preparing to launch has now gone live, although with a new twist to its business model.SPCE, which has an inventory of 50,000 student rooms across the UK and partnerships with six  universities plus institutional property investment firm Hines, says it is to also offer students the opportunity to improve their credit scores via credit agency Experian.Other unusual features of its service include enabling landlords and tenants to rate each other and the use of single tenancies rather than joint agreements.SPCE, which enables student to find and sign contracts for properties, set up rental guarantors and talk to their landlord all through a single app (pictured, right), is burning through the £280,000 it received from funding platform Seedrs earlier this year. It also about to launch an online service and dashboard for landlords.“Not only are we going to make it easy for students to find desirable properties and for landlords to locate new tenants, but we are also going to make communication between both parties throughout the tenancy absolutely effortless,” says CEO Leon Ifayemi (pictured, left).“By enabling students and landlords to receive ratings we are also encouraging greater respect from all involved and promoting a more transparent system.“Throw in the ability for students to build a credit rating and the fact that parent guarantors are kept in the loop, and we’re confident that SPCE is going to drag student lettings into the modern day.”SPCE joins a growing army of property websites offering tenants the ability to build their credit scores including Experian’s The Rental Exchange and CreditLadder.co.uk.These operate in a sector that was thrust into the limelight recently when MPs debated rental payment being added to tenants’ credit scores in Parliament.“’Any system that helps tenants improve their credit score is a positive,” says CreditLadder CEO Sheraz Dar.“We have already handled over £12m in rent for thousands of tenants all of which will contribute to improved Experian credit scores, work with over 600 agents and look forward to working with many more.”   leon Ifayemi online agents Sheraz Dar SPCE student lettings creditladder November 8, 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 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 » Student lettings app launches promising to improve student credit scores previous nextStudent lettings app launches promising to improve student credit scoresSPCE says it has £280k funding, the backing of six universities and that it wants to “drag student lettings into the modern day”.Nigel Lewis8th November 201701,393 Viewslast_img read more

The Man on the Street

first_imgJamie turns out to provide quite a window onto the busking scene in Oxford, which is seemingly not without camaraderie (though I’m told the regulars are not happy when groups turn up on Saturdays and play all day). He recommends a French jazz-influenced band called Les Alcolytes, a middle-aged guitarist regular by the name of Max Moonlight, a Paraguayan harpist, and The Huckleberries. Now, having recently come out of the folk closet, I’m glad he mentioned the latter. They can be seen every so often on Cornmarket, drawing large crowds and spreading jollity. The band consists of four blokes with long hair and beards, one bloke with stubble, and a guy who makes up for his relative hairlessness by looking a touch aberrant and having a bowler hat and a green violin. They are perhaps my favourite Oxford buskers, though not as common a feature in the life of an Oxford student as the guy who sits in the doorway of GAP and plays the guitar at night. I asked Jamie about him. His name is Asish (though the spelling is open to debate), and he may live in Witney. Jamie described him as a ‘gypsy-jazz freak’ who sits in Caffè Nero for a couple of hours before playing, caressing the fingerboard of his guitar and practising sotto voce. Despite the fact he doesn’t appear to invite voluntary donations, he does make half a living from his nocturnal strumming.Whilst we were chatting away the general bustle of the street was pierced by the sound of the pipes, and so I walked on to find their source, Heath. I found him at first a little intimidating, but thankfully Jamie had given me his name and advised dropping some coins. I started by asking about his music, reasonably enough. He plays mostly modern Scottish tunes, which he renders undeniably energetically. He is, though, another musical polymath, accomplished also on folk fiddle and tin whistle amongst much else, and playing in a well-respected Celtic band by the name of Slâinte (I didn’t attempt to spell it until I saw it on Heath’s teeshirt). His mother brought him up listening to folk music in Australia (surprising, given he was wearing shorts on a cold afternoon – though I gather the piping is hot work). And he isn’t bad, either. A man who sat near Heath as he played, and tapped his tobacco tin to the beat, said ‘Kickin’, man – an’ tha’s comin’ from a Scot’.Predictably, though, there are people who get annoyed by his music. He tells me that a man who lives on the other side of the street to his spot complains to the Council every time he busks there, and when first I asked to question him he was wary, worried that I would be writing from the angle of ‘the people that want to shoot me’. Those that work in the nearby shops know that they can’t complain, he explains, because he stays within the rules. The rules, by the way, are that there are three spots for buskers on Cornmarket, that you may not play more than three one-hour sets in one day, and that you must have given your name to the council and agreed to obey the other rules.I ask him why he busks. ‘Survival – paying bills.’ And does it do him well? ‘There are good days and bad days. Let’s just say that England is a very expensive country to live in. But I get by.’ He tells me that what he would have earned in eight hours in some of the low-paid jobs he’s done he can make in an hour on the street, which I find pleasing, as he must be bringing significantly more pleasure to other people and to himself this way too. ‘Is there anything else you want to say?’, I ask. ‘Be nice to buskers.’ by Patrick DriverOnly a skilled melophobe, or perhaps more accurately in some cases, ligyrophobe, could walk down Cornmarket Street at the weekend without encountering at least one busker. It is not uncommon to see schoolboys honking on saxophones under the Anglo-Saxon church tower, or the Peruvian equivalent of Hanson outside the phone shop (a six year-old playing the drums is impressive, but I can’t help wondering if the joy on everyone’s faces as they watch is akin to that derived from watching a dancing bear). But there is a wealth of more accomplished musicians of all varieties to be found performing around Oxford every week.We’ve all seen them, heard them play, even given money to them, but while some are central pillars of life in the centre of town (bagpipes, anybody?), few of us know much about Oxford’s buskers. Ever eager to please, your reporter has done the hard work for you. With its lack of traffic and proliferation of shoppers and assorted other pedestrians, Cornmarket really is the place to be for a busk, and so there I headed on a gloomy Friday afternoon…That Friday afternoon must have been the first occasion for some considerable time when Cornmarket was entirely devoid of buskers. Fortunately, walking past the Clarendon Centre I heard a smooth ‘cello melody easing itself through the doors and calling me in. There I found Dave Loew surrounded by an exhibition of newspaper articles, CDs and a scrap book. Having introduced myself, the first thing Dave told me was that he is not a busker. This was not my day. What the hell, I thought, I’ll tell you about him anyway. He has a story, you see.Dave started to learn the ‘cello aged six, before studying at the New South Wales Conservatorium. He became the principle cellist for the Australian Ballet and Opera Orchestra, before returning to London, where he played with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic, as well as being a regular freelance musician in the London Symphony Orchestra, playing in various West End shows and recording for film soundtracks. Having failed to secure a record deal, three years ago he hired the Royal Albert Hall, acting as promoter, soloist and star. “The record industry is stupid”, he told The Telegraph at the time, “They don’t know what they are doing and I want to say, ‘up yours – how wrong you all are and what a wonderful talent I am’.” This is redolent of the rantings of so many X-Factor rejects. But Dave Loew clearly has the skills to pay the bills, and his credentials go considerably beyond those of most X-Factor wannabes and buskers (he is not a busker, remember). He has produced three CDs of his own, and has paid for them to be pressed. Despite lacking the sex appeal of a Vanessa Mae, his sales have reached 160,000 in seven years. Tracks from his albums have been played on Radio 2, Radio 3, Classic FM amongst others. He has clients and fans in countries all round the globe, though curiously the president of his fan club is a rodent named Sophie. It was rather a surprise to find all this out about a man I happened upon in the Clarendon Centre, playing his ‘cello and selling his CDs. As I talked to him a man paid double for one of his albums, despite Dave’s protestations. I was rather pleased by this, for I didn’t have the money, and nor, if I am being entirely honest, were his albums to my particular taste, and he was not only donating 35% of his sales that day to breast cancer research, but also was also most obliging.Re-emerging onto Cornmarket street, I was delighted to hear the sound of an accordion-like instrument playing merrily away. Further down the street was a smartly dressed, flame-haired, bearded man who was bobbing up and down enthusiastically as he played upbeat morris music. When I finally managed to jump in between extended periods of play, I discovered his name was Jamie Huddlestone, a very friendly character who was pleased to chat away for some time, and that the instrument was a melodeon, or button accordion. He is another street musician with an established musical background. Having learnt the piano and guitar as a kid, he moved on to violin and became a folk fiddler. Missing the ability to play chords, he finally turned to his most recently acquired instrument.Fiddling in the West Country, he came to Oxford almost on a whim following a split with his violin partner, slept in his car, and soon enough started busking. On his first day he was given tickets to see The Pixies, and by the end of his first week he had three dates fixed – ‘One turned out alright’. He has since been the assistant manager at Jessop’s, but now takes part-time jobs to supplement his busking. On a good day, performing for a two or three hours, he earns about £80. Busking keeps him ‘ticking over in terms of money, but I just love being out playing’.last_img read more

FEBRURY 23, 2017 “IS IT TRUE?

first_imgIS IT TRUE that today three (3) suspended Evansville Police officers will go before the Evansville Police Merit Commission to learn if they will be allowed to continue to serve the citizens of this community?IS IT TRUE the Evansville Police Merit Commission will be hearing evidence concerning the alleged misconduct of the three (3) EPD officers during an arrest of an homeless person caught burglarizing a garage several month ago?  …we are told that the attorneys for the suspended officers will be extremely well prepared? … Police Chief Billy Bolin and his legal staff will also be prepared to state their case against the suspended officers?IS IT TRUE many EPD officers will be listening to every comment that Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin makes during this hearing? … how he conducts himself during this hearing will determine how he will be viewed by members of the EPD rank and file, their supporters and the general public in the future? …we were told that the remarks made by Chief Bolin in yesterdays “IN Service” training session wasn’t received very well with those in attendance?…we have also been told that Chief Bolin and his top administrators should expect the defense attorneys to aggressively challenge there leadership and management style?IS IT TRUE that Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin recommended officers Nick Henderson, Mark DeCamps and Marcus Craig be fired and Sgt. Kyle Kassel be demoted. …the Evansville Police Merit Commission is responsible for making the final decisions concerning the above EPD officers future employment with the EPD?  …the hearing is expected to last at least two (2) days?FOOTNOTE:  Todays ‘Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that the Evansville Police Merit Commission will rule in favor of the three suspended Evansville Police officers?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

FERENCZI, GERALDINE ETTA (nee: Hayes)

first_img81, of Bayonne, passed away on May 12, 2017. Wife of the late John Edwin Ferenczi. Mother of Roxanne Penczak, Valerie Ferenczi, Desiree Ferenczi and Charmaine Ferenczi. Grandmother of Stacey Penczak, Isabella and Gus Calamari. Sister of Frank Hayes and the late Shirley Hayes. Mrs. Ferenczi was a teacher for the Jersey City Board of Education. Funeral arrangements by CAIOLA-STELLATO Funeral Home, 691 Avenue C.last_img