Love is in the air – but is it in your borough? We crunch the numbers to find where most people are single in the UK

first_imgTuesday 6 January 2015 5:34 am Catherine Neilan You can’t turn on the TV without being invited to think of 2015 as the year you finally meet The One.Here at City A.M. we’re a cynical bunch and we think playing the numbers game is probably the best way forward. So we’ve crunched the numbers and found out where the most single men and women are throughout the country, and how the male-to-female ratio breaks down. Good news if you work in the City: you won’t have to travel far as London boroughs take up the top 17 spots. That’s mainly down to population density, of course.Islington has the most single men and women per square mile out of every local area in the country. The good news is they are fairly broadly matched: there are just over 12,477 single males for square mile compared with just over 12,885 females.Hackney and Tower Hamlets follow, with Kensington & Chelsea and Lambeth close behind. All five boroughs have around 10,000 singletons of either gender, which suggests central London is a good place to start.If you don’t fancy your luck in the capital, Manchester is the next best place to try, followed by Liverpool. Birmingham also scores relatively highly (if you’ll excuse the pun).If you are looking for love, you might want to give Devon a miss, though. It comes out with the lowest number of singletons per square mile – just 58 men and 61 women.They are similarly thin on the ground in Dorset, where there are just 75 single men and 79 single women per square mile.The maps below show the best places in the UK to find single people. Due to the larger number of women, the first map looks tilted in favour of single men looking for a partner. In the first map, we worked out the number of single people per square mile and then took one from the other to show where there are more singletons of either gender.   Love is in the air – but is it in your borough? We crunch the numbers to find where most people are single in the UK whatsappcenter_img Share Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

London Marathon 2015 mapped: The rise of property prices along the route from the Blackheath start to the Mall finishing line

first_img whatsapp Lynsey Barber Show Comments ▼ It’s not just a slog for runners around the London Marathon route this weekend.Anyone angling to jump on the London property ladder or looking to climb it faces a steep ascent with plenty of pain, arguably tougher than a 26 mile run around the capital – emotionally and psychologically at least. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmLivestlyThe Best Redhead Actresses, RankedLivestlyTotal Battle – Tactical Game OnlineThe Most Addictive Strategy Game of 2021Total Battle – Tactical Game Online London Marathon 2015 mapped: The rise of property prices along the route from the Blackheath start to the Mall finishing line center_img Share Friday 24 April 2015 5:54 pm whatsapp Runner’s eyes won’t just be watering from exhaustion when they approach the finish line in St James’s. The central London location, home to the Queen, boasts the most expensive property of the entire route at more than £2m for the average place.Along the entire route which runs from Blackheath in south east London (a no less eye-watering half-a-million pound for the average property) to the Mall, the average price stands at just over £670,000. That’s an increase on last year of four per cent, or £27,000 in cash terms.The rise in prices is likely to leave marathon runners gasping for breath (boom-tish).While Charlton, an early part of the route at mile two, is one of the more bargain-filled areas at £382,108, it has experienced the largest growth of anywhere along the marathon route, with prices up 7.4 per cent on last year.Check out the London property marathon in the graphic below and how prices have changed since last year, based on data from HouseSimple.com. Tags: London house priceslast_img read more

General Election 2015: Ed Miliband backed by Russell Brand

first_imgMonday 4 May 2015 9:20 am Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp General Election 2015: Ed Miliband backed by Russell Brand center_img Joe Hall Share Ed Miliband has received the public backing of Russell Brand, who pulled an about-turn on his public opposition to the electoral system by encouraging his followers to vote Labour at the General Election. The comedian and activist, who famously told Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight that he’d never voted “and never will”, told his followers to back Miliband in a new YouTube video featuring unseen footage from his interview with the Labour leader. The decision to appear on Brand’s “Trews” show was ridiculed by Prime Minister David Cameron who described the comedian as “a joke”, however Miliband said it was right to “reach out of the comfort zone” and speak to Brand’s followers who did not have plans to vote.Read more: Russell Brand steals Ed Miliband’s limelight in The Trews interviewRead more: Ed Balls defends “Milibrand” interviewIn the new video released today, Brand instructed his followers: “On May 7th; Vote Labour” – unless you were Scottish or lived in Brighton Pavillion (Brand said “it would be a shame” to lose Green MP Caroline Lucas).Miliband’s idea that “you’ve got to have a politics that is rooted again in communities” is apparently what convinced Brand to pin a red ribbon to his chest.Brand said:Ed Miliband said something very important that we need a kind of politics where communities are involved, where communities are engaged…One thing I agree very sincrely with Ed on is that politics doesn’t rain down on us, it comes from below, movements putting pressure on governments. For me what that means is that Ed Miliband understands is that people are p*ssed off…I know I’ve been “Mr. Don’t Vote” but actually what mean is politics isn’t something we can only be involved in every five years, democracy is for every day, not just elections.My view is this: , but anywhere else; you’ve got to vote Labour.  Tags: General Election 2015last_img read more

News / Revenue down in 2016, but cost-cutting keeps Agility on target

first_imgIn the first quarter, revenues dropped 6% year-on-year to $972m. Similarly, Agility reported a 6% decline in the three months to June, with group revenues of just over $1bn.In stark contrast, group EBITDA grew by double-digit figures across the four quarters, with a full-year EBITDA of $375m, compared with $325m in 2015.The first and second quarters saw EBITDA grow 12% year-on-year, before rocketing up to 18% in the third quarter and 18.4% in the final three months of 2016.Chief executive Tarek Sultan said the group continued to steadily improve its financial performance, and was generating “healthy” cash flows, keeping it on track for its target of $800m EBITDA by 2020.“To reach our target, we are focused on both continuously improving our underlying performance in Global Integrated Logistics, while also investing for the future in our infrastructure companies,” said Mr Sultan.Full-year GIL revenues fell 7% year-on-year to just over $3bn, despite a 9.8% upswing in airfreight volumes and 9.3% growth in sea freight volumes. GIL saw its EBITDA margin increase by 3.5% on 2015.“Our contract logistics division also grew 7.4% year-on-year,” said Mr Sultan. “That said, ongoing pressures on rates and a project logistics business impacted by low oil prices and subsequent delays in capital spending have challenged the top line.” Cost-cutting measures bolstered Agility’s 2016 performance despite a 5.3% decline in revenue.Group EBITDA was up 15.4%, with its logistics division posting a particularly healthy 17% year-on-year upswing – although the exact figure was not disclosed.However, it did announce that group revenues – comprising both the Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) and Infrastructure divisions – dropped from $4.4bn in 2015 to just shy of $4bn last year, with fourth-quarter revenue declining 2.2% to $1.02bn.While the Q4 revenue decline was significantly less than the 7.1% drop at the end of the third quarter, the group’s revenue performance had been balanced across the remaining quarters. By Alexander Whiteman 10/03/2017last_img read more

Small businesses added $117B of new debt to battle Covid-19: CFIB

first_imgBusinessman calculating and checking articles of agreemen bacho12345/123RF Facebook LinkedIn Twitter About 2,100 of the survey’s 4,502 respondents agreed to reveal how much debt they’d incurred due to Covid-19.On average, the small businesses that provided information for the CFIB survey had $135,000 in debt for a total of nearly $285.4 million.The CFIB estimates that would result in $117 billion of total Covid-related debt for small business as a whole, based on Statistics Canada’s count of small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada.The 110,000-member association also estimates that 58% of small businesses have re-opened fully, 35 per cent are back to full staffing but only 24% are back to normal revenue.According to the polling industry’s generally accepted standards, online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population. Related news Consumer insolvencies in March spike to highest level in a year Keywords Small business The Canadian Federation of Independent Business estimates that a total of $117 billion of new debt has been loaded onto small businesses as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.The national association based its estimates on an online survey of small business owners from June 26 to July 2. Most Black female entrepreneurs face financing hurdles: report Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Canadian Press Hardest hit businesses call for extension of federal wage, rent subsidieslast_img read more

No Malice in Termination of Services of NHF CEO – Health Minister

first_imgRelatedNo Malice in Termination of Services of NHF CEO – Health Minister RelatedNo Malice in Termination of Services of NHF CEO – Health Minister RelatedNo Malice in Termination of Services of NHF CEO – Health Minister No Malice in Termination of Services of NHF CEO – Health Minister UncategorizedOctober 30, 2008center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Health and Environment, Rudyard Spencer, advised the House of Representatives yesterday (Oct. 28), that there was nothing “malicious or vindictive” in the termination of the services of Rae Barrett, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Fund (NHF).“It is very important that the country understand that the CEO was appointed by the former administration. When this Government came to power we retained the CEO so there can’t be anything malicious,” Mr. Spencer said.He informed the House of Representatives, that there was a breach of the procurement procedures process in May of this year, when the NHF accepted a bid for the investment of pension funds four days after the closing date and the contract was awarded to the company, Capital and Credit, which tendered late.This he said led to questions being raised by the Board about the procurement practices and investment policy of the Fund.“The Board itself approved the award (of the contract) and you might ask on what basis they approved the award. They approved the award because they were not told that the third bid came in late. It was during a meeting afterwards that a Board member discovered it, raised it and it was explained to the Board,” the Health Minister said.Mr. Spencer also stated that he subsequently held several meetings with the Board, including the procurement committee, in an attempt to determine the procurement and investment policy framework that guided the NHF activities, so as to ensure that the organisation was operating within those required guidelines.“It is indeed the responsibility of the CEO to ensure that the organisation operates within the Government’s procurement guidelines. It was within this context that the Board found it untenable for the CEO to remain at the helm of the organisation,” Mr. Spencer noted.At a press briefing held by Mr. Spencer, on Monday (Oct. 27), he announced that Vice President of Management and Information Systems, at the (NHF), Hugh Lawson, will act as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of the agency, until a new CEO is hired. Advertisementslast_img read more

Canada and Ontario invest in green infrastructure to support Tweed residents

first_imgCanada and Ontario invest in green infrastructure to support Tweed residents From: Infrastructure CanadaThe safety and well-being of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Ontario. That’s why they’re taking decisive action to help families, businesses and communities adapt to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, and support the creation of good middle-class jobs.Today, Neil Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Daryl Kramp, Member of Provincial Parliament for Hastings-Lennox and Addington, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure; and Her Worship Jo-Anne Albert, Mayor of Tweed, announced funding for upgrades to the Tweed wastewater lagoon system.The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.1 million in this project through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing $939,466 and the Municipality of Tweed is contributing over $3.3 million.The project involves replacing an existing drainage ditch with 1,100 metres of new covered pipe, creating an additional 2.8 hectares of wastewater storage, and upgrading the lagoon’s aeration system.These improvements will allow the community to meet current standards for wastewater treatment, and increase its capacity to accommodate future growth. The work will also reduce wastewater overflows to help keep waterways clean and protect fish habitats.All orders of government continue to work together for the people of Ontario to ensure the safety and resiliency of communities through the COVID-19 pandemic.Quotes“Investments in essential public infrastructure are vital to building resilient communities and supporting economic growth. Improving Tweed’s wastewater treatment system will help protect the environment, meet people’s needs, and support community development. Canada’s infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs, and builds cleaner, more inclusive communities.​”Neil Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities“There is nothing more important than our environment and ensuring our infrastructure keeps pace with its protection as our communities grow and prosper. Every corner of our two counties can affect every other corner, making this an important investment not only by and for Tweed, but also for all its neighbours in every direction. I thank Mayor Albert and Tweed for their leadership in undertaking this project and salute the timely provincial and federal support for this green project.”Daryl Kramp, Member of Provincial Parliament for Hastings-Lennox and Addington, on behalf of the Honourable Laurie Scott, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure“The Municipality of Tweed has been working for well over a decade at improving our wastewater treatment system. The Green Infrastructure Stream funding will allow us to proceed with the expansion and upgrades which will benefit all residents of the community. This funding is essential for our community to maintain our sustainability, the protection of the environment and economic and community development. We are truly thankful to the Federal and Provincial governments for partnering with us on this project.”Her Worship Jo-Anne Albert, Mayor of the Municipality of TweedQuick factsThrough the Investing in Canada plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.Canada has invested more than $8 billion in over 2,700 infrastructure projects across Ontario under the ICIP to date.Ontario is investing $10.2 billion under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) to improve public transit; community, culture and recreation; green, and rural and northern community and other priority infrastructure.Ontario is investing more than $40 million and Canada is investing more than $100 million through the first intake of the ICIP’s Green Infrastructure Stream. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Addington, building, Canada, community, covid-19, culture, environment, Federal, Government, infrastructure, Investment, Minister, parliament, project, sustainability, wastewater treatmentlast_img read more

Management of prawn imports into Australia

first_imgManagement of prawn imports into Australia Department of Agriculture and Water ResourcesThe Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is committed to the management of biosecurity risks associated with imported goods, in line with Australia’s international obligations.In 2016, the department commenced an investigation into suspected breaches of biosecurity border controls for imported uncooked prawns with compliance action taken against a number of entities.Import conditions for uncooked prawns were suspended for 6 months following the white spot disease outbreak in Queensland in December 2016.Strengthened import conditions for prawns for human consumption were then implemented in July 2017 at the resumption of trade.These conditions were further strengthened in September 2018 and July 2020 in response to new information about trade trends and biosecurity risk.Strengthened border controls are supported by a range of safeguards to ensure the risk of imported prawns is appropriately managed, including:testing of imported uncooked prawns collected in Australian supermarketsborder inspection of uncooked prawns, with two inspectors undertaking seals-intact inspection a quality assurance program for disease testing at the three approved Australian testing laboratories monitoring the performance of importers and supply chains.The Inspector-General of Biosecurity reviewed the effectiveness of biosecurity controls for prawn imports in 2017 and reported in 2019 that these measures have substantially increased compliance.The current non-compliance rate at the border is 0.45 per cent, with all non-compliant imports re-exported or destroyed.The department is currently reviewing import conditions for prawns and has sought stakeholder comment.Members of a scientific advisory group will independently review the department’s assessment of the biosecurity risks posed by imported raw prawns. Their findings will be reported to the Director of Biosecurity.Australia’s biosecurity system protects our $61 billion agricultural industries and over $1 trillion in environmental assets.The department strongly supports a penalty system that reflects the seriousness of any breach of the law.The current penalty regime for importers and approved arrangements is under review.BackgroundAustralia takes a science-based approach to biosecurity risk to ensure that risks remain within Australia’s appropriate level of protection-a very low level of risk but not zero risk. As a member of the World Trade Organization, Australia has agreed that it will not implement a biosecurity measure more restrictive than necessary to maintain Australia’s appropriate level of protection.There is no information at this stage to suggest that the recent white spot syndrome virus detection in prawns on Logan River farms and wild crabs in Moreton Bay is a new incursion linked to imported overseas product. The source of the white spot disease outbreak in December 2016 also remains unknown. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, Australia, Australian, biosecurity, detection, director, disease, environment, Government, investigation, Logan, Outbreak, penalty, quality, Queensland, supply chain, testinglast_img read more

CU-Boulder Journalism Professor Elected To International Communication Post

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Jan. 31, 1999 A University of Colorado at Boulder journalism professor has been elected to a top position in Africa’s largest communication education organization.Polly McLean, associate professor of journalism and mass communication, was elected to the executive committee of the African Council for Communication Education (ACCE). She is the first non-African born member of the ACCE’s highest governing body.The ACCE is Africa’s only continent-wide assembly of communication scholars, educators and practitioners. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, it examines communication issues that are key to Africa’s development and provides vital support to African schools of journalism and communication. The ACCE also is integrally involved in increasing Africa’s use of and access to information technology.A specialist in international communication development support, communication policy and planning in developing societies, McLean has been a member of the CU-Boulder faculty since 1984. She has conducted extensive research on culture, communication and reproductive health in southern Africa.McLean also teaches and studies the role of media in society and racism, and anti-racism in popular culture. She is continuing her work as the 1998-99 Fulbright Scholar at the University of Namibia, where she will teach and research the use of media in curriculum development, teaching pedagogy and student learning.McLean has been active in the ACCE for many years and is chair of the group’s communication and information technology division. She also has been involved in efforts to monitor gender issues in Africa as they relate to communication and development.The communication support that the ACCE provides is particularly important to Africa as the continent’s political and economic systems evolve, McLean explained.”To consolidate and sustain Africa’s wave of democratization, free exchange of information and communication is necessary to promote the function of democracy and to enhance the participation of citizens in decision making,” she said. “While in the past communication was an afterthought, today it is seen as fundamental for the interests and demands of economic and political liberalization.”Telecommunications support is particularly critical because many Africans do not have access to basic telephone services. McLean said that it would take an estimated $8 billion to establish one telephone for every 100 people by the year 2000. “The greatest challenge facing African nations is to increase autonomy and end dependency on outside sources of support in all areas of development, including communication,” she said. McLean also sees the Internet as an effective way for Africans to increase autonomy, even though access to the Internet is currently limited. The Internet allows communication faculty to access teaching resources, and online newspapers facilitate information exchange between Africa and North America.Like many non-governmental organizations, McLean said, the ACCE faces funding shortages that threaten the organization’s ability to serve African communicators.”If we lose the ACCE, Africa will be the only continent that doesn’t have a comprehensive communication organization,” McLean said. “Many of the African schools of journalism don’t even have sufficient or up-to-date textbooks.”Library and textbook resources have been a key part of the ACCE’s service to academic institutions. McLean said that most textbooks previously used in African schools of journalism were published in North America and Europe. Due to tremendous differences in culture and media operations within Africa, these textbooks often have had little relevance to students. To fill the gap, ACCE publications include case studies focusing on African issues.”We have publications that deal with the press within a military or one-party state, and communication research among small women farmers — topic areas that you seldom find in North American journalism texts,” McLean said.African libraries also do not have the financial resources to maintain extensive reference and research collections on communication and communication development. The ACCE funds the largest center of such information at the University of Nairobi.In order to ensure its continued existence, the ACCE is focusing on increasing its visibility in the hope of attracting additional members and funding. McLean is involving her CU-Boulder students in creating a web site for the ACCE, giving the students an opportunity to learn first-hand about communication challenges in developing nations.last_img read more

Ron Rubin Winery Trained for “Saving Lives” Program Expands from Sonoma…

first_imgAdvertisementSebastopol, CA: Ron Rubin, of Ron Rubin Winery, had exclusively funded a program for saving lives in only Sonoma County. In collaboration with the American Red Cross and ZOLL Medical Corporation, this program has now received numerous requests from other American Viticultural Areas. Ron Rubin Winery, American Red Cross, and ZOLL are pleased to announce their expanded coverage to now include all North Coast regions.Lake CountyMarin CountyMendocino CountyNapa CountySonoma County (continuing)Solano CountyIn order for a winery in the North Coast to qualify to receive a ZOLL AED PLUS, North Coast winery owners, or representatives, must begin the process by directly contacting Ron Rubin via email: [email protected] 1After a winery’s qualifications are approved to receive the AED PLUS (valued at $1,700), it will be promptly contacted by a representative from the American Red Cross, to schedule CPR/AED/First Aid training for the winery’s team. Winery participants will cover a very minimal cost of $60.00 per person, for their staff’s training.To date, 88 wineries have been certified for this program. Along with Ron Rubin Winery, the American Red Cross, and ZOLL, all of these North Coast wineries are committed to being Trained For Saving Lives.Advertisement Email Linkedin Share ReddIt Twitter Facebook Home Industry News Releases Ron Rubin Winery Trained for “Saving Lives” Program Expands from Sonoma County…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessRon Rubin Winery Trained for “Saving Lives” Program Expands from Sonoma County to Include All of the North Coast with a Free ZOLL AED (Automated External Defibrillator)By Press Release – March 23, 2018 63 0 TAGSConsumerRon Rubin Winery Pinterest Previous articleReustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards 2015 Tempranillo & 2016 Grüner Veltliner – S “Best of Class” at Monterey International Wine CompetitionNext articleWine Industry Under Attack in Napa Press Releaselast_img read more