News Corp donates £100,000 to UK charities

first_img Tagged with: corporate media Melanie May | 7 July 2017 | News  640 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 News Corp donates £100,000 to UK charities Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14  639 total views,  5 views today Refuge, Mary’s Meals, Buttle UK and Whizz-Kidz are each receiving an equal share of £100,000 from News Corp.This is the third year in a row that News Corp has donated the sum to UK charities, with each of the four receiving £25,000. The donation is part of its annual News Corp Giving fund, which is designed to benefit charities in the communities where employees at News Corp’s UK-based companies live and work. Employees at Dow Jones, HarperCollins UK and News UK selected the four beneficiaries from a shortlist of seven charitable organisations.Receiving the highest number of votes, Refuge will use its £25,000 to cover the costs of a child support worker over the next year, helping around 75 children and their mothers to rebuild their lives. Mary’s Meals will put News Corp’s donation towards giving 1,600 chronically hungry children at Chembera Primary School in Malawi a meal every day for the next year.Supporting Buttle UK’s “Chances for Children Campaign,” News Corp’s donation will help 40 vulnerable children from across the UK, while Whizz-Kidz will use the funding to create 100 opportunities on its Wheelchair Skills Training sessions.More than 1,000 employees from across the three companies, including those at News Corp UK’s London Bridge headquarters, Unruly, Wireless, News UK’s print site in Broxbourne and HarperCollins’ Glasgow distribution centre, voted for the charities they thought deserving of the funding.Now in its third year, the initiative also offers opportunities for employees of Dow Jones, HarperCollins UK and News UK to get involved in volunteering, fundraising and long-term support.Rebekah Brooks, News UK CEO, said:“Each year News Corp has donated money to charities nominated by our staff, offering them the opportunity to support causes they feel strongly about. Our staff will follow the progress of these worthy projects and I hope this funding will make a real impact on the charities.” 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.last_img read more

Foreclosure Trends by the Numbers

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Foreclosure Trends by the Numbers Foreclosure propertyshark 2018-07-12 David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago July 12, 2018 3,690 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share 1Save Home / Daily Dose / Foreclosure Trends by the Numbers Previous: The Headwinds Worrying Servicers Next: A Decade Unlike Any Other in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Journal, Market Studies, Newscenter_img First-time foreclosures in New York’s Five Boroughs stagnated at it its too-high-for-comfort level, according to a recent report by PropertyShark. The city tallied 881 scheduled foreclosures in Q2, which is about where they were in Q1 and a year earlier.Foreclosure numbers have stayed near the 900 mark since the beginning of 2017 when they more than doubled compared to most of the previous three years. Most scheduled foreclosures were in the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn, which made up about two-thirds of the cases. Queens’ 356 scheduled foreclosures amounted to a 17 percent uptick over Q1, but it was down from 388 properties a year earlier. Despite the high number of foreclosures, there was an 8 percent drop in foreclosure auctions in the borough in Q1, according to the report.Brooklyn saw 226 properties head to the auction block in the borough during the second quarter, but even with the second-most-foreclosed properties in New York City, the numbers were still down 14 percent year-over-year and down 18 percent from Q1.Foreclosure cases were up 39 percent year-over-year in Staten Island. However, fewer properties headed to the auction block compared to the first quarter of 2018. “In total, 146 homes were scheduled for auction in Q2 2018,” the report stated. That’s a 23 percent contraction quarter-over-quarter. There were 127 homes scheduled for action in Bronx in Q2, a year-over-year dip of 8 percent and a month-over-month drop of 9 percent. Meanwhile, Manhattan closed Q2 with 26 properties headed to the auction block, a 28 percent decrease both year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter.Homes entering pre-foreclosure dropped 13 percent from Q2 of 2017, the report found. There were 2,772 residential lis pendens cases, which, despite the yearly drop, was an 8 percent increase quarter-over-quarter. “In the first quarter of 2018, a total of 2,694 pre-foreclosures have been registered,” the report stated. “In Q2 2017, the city recorded 2,862 cases.”At the borough level, Queens had the most lis pendens cases in Q2, with 1,005. Brooklyn followed with 861 pre-foreclosures, then Staten Island with 378. “Year-over-year, pre-foreclosures decreased in most boroughs, the only exception being the Bronx,” the report stated. There was a 2 percent uptick there. Brooklyn recorded the largest year-over-year drop in lis pendens filings, 16 percent. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morgan Tagged with: Foreclosure propertyshark Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Pre-K program offered

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The vision of the Troy City School System Preschool Program is to prepare children to enter the regular school program with a solid sense of security, positive self-esteem and long-term enthusiasm for learning. In so doing, the children will possess the confidence to realize their potential to develop as worthy and capable individuals.In order to realize that visions, the Troy City School System Preschool Program is in the process of implementing Pre-K Program in the 2012-13 school year. Registration began on Tuesday and will continue until all of the slots are filled.Children must be four years old on or by Sept. 2, 2012 and must be potty trained to begin the Pre-K Program. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Henderson said classrooms have been readied for the Pre-K Program and there will be a certified teacher in each classroom.“If the numbers are elevated between 16 and 20 students in a classroom, we will have a teacher aide in that room,” Henderson said. “We will keep the teacher ratio at 10 to one.”Henderson said the Pre-K Program could potentially accommodate about 100 students.“Each of the classrooms will have a Smart Board and we will expose the students to age appropriate technology,” Henderson said. “We will have center type activities and inside and outside play and many hands-on technology-type activities.”Parents wishing to register their children for the Pre-K Program may do so at the Hank Jones Early Childhood Center between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. until all of the slots are filled. Email the author You Might Like County regroups after referendum vote It will be another four years before the Pike County Commission will be able to authorize the limited self-governance act… read more Published 11:00 pm Thursday, March 15, 2012 Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf 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 HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe 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 Print Article By Secrets Revealed By Jaine Treadwell Pre-K program offered Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Skip “The Pre-K Program that we are implementing will be a unique opportunity for our community,” he said. “This program will include the development of social skills as well as academics. The program will include creative play as well as science. We will take the normal inquisitiveness of the children and guide them through activities centered around creative learning.”Because only grades K-12 receive state funding, the Pre-K Program will be offered at a cost.“There is a $100 registration fee and the monthly fee is $440,” Henderson said. “Parents may drop their children off as early as 7:15 a.m. and pick them up as late as 5:30 p.m. The regular school day will dismiss at 2:50 p.m. but the day will be extended until 5:30 for those who need late pickups.”The $440 fee includes breakfast and lunch and a snack for those in extended care. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Juan Henderson, Troy Elementary School principal, said it is the mission of the system’s preschool program to reach children at an earlier age.“We are not trying to make young children eighth graders,” Henderson said. “However, research has shown that the earlier we began to work with children, the more impact we have and the greater the readiness skills that they build.”Alabama does not fund a Pre-K Program, which Henderson said gives children a jump-start into the regular school program.last_img read more