RSA celebrates National Trust partnership with 50% off contents offer

first_img  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 RSA celebrates National Trust partnership with 50% off contents offer To mark its recent partnership with the National Trust, RSA will be offering all new home insurance customers 50% off their contents premium when they take out a combined National Trust building and contents policy. The offer will be valid until 26 April 2009 but even customers whose insurance is due for renewal beyond the cut off date can benefit.RSA has introduced this offer to celebrate its position as sole provider of National Trust home and motor insurance policies, a partnership that is contracted to continue for the next four years.Thanks to RSA, National Trust members are now able to buy insurance cover through a variety of channels including the Trust’s website:www.nationaltrust.org.uk.The insurance products are available as a single combined policy or as separate policies. Buildings cover is insured up to £450,000 and contents covered for up to £55,000. Customers can also benefit from 24 hour emergency assistance and a personal customer manager.In addition to the 50% offer, RSA’s insurance product has been designed to support the National Trust’s dedication to protecting the environment. All customer communications will be printed on recycled paper and a donation will be made to the National Trust with every policy sold.Additionally, members who are already environmentally conscious and drive cars with a CO2 rating lower than 120g/km will be rewarded with a discount on their motor insurance. Home insurance discounts are offered to customers with properties with solar panels.Commenting on the offering, Andy Elkington, Partnerships Director of Affinity at RSA, said: “RSA is strongly committed to reducing its environmental impact, being the first carbon neutral insurer and a successful provider of green products such as discounts to drivers of hybrid cars. Given this, I am delighted that we can partner with an organisation such as the National Trust with which we share a common goal to protect the environment.“By providing this 50% discount to consumers in the current financial climate, our hope is that it will encourage more to take insurance with the National Trust and, in doing so, help safeguard the nation’s historic sites, coasts and countryside.”Lesley Lawrie, Corporate Partnership Manager for the National Trust added, “By choosing National Trust insurance, our supporters will not only be protecting their own homes and contents, but helping the Trust protect its hundreds of historic homes and buildings across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. RSA’s commitment to the environment makes the partnership with the Trust – as Europe’s largest conservation organisation – even stronger.”EndsMedia enquiries:Hannah GreenRSATel: 020 7337 5625Email: [email protected] to Editors:About RSAWith an almost 300 year heritage, RSA is one of the world’s leading multinational quoted insurance groups. It has the capability to write business in over 130 countries and with major operations in the UK, Scandinavia, Canada, Ireland, Asia and the Middle East and Latin America. Focusing on general insurance, it has around 22,000 employees and, in 2007, its net written premiums were £5.8bn.Within the UK, RSA is the largest commercial lines insurer, covering the insurance and risk management needs of a significant number of FTSE 100 companies. It has a full multi-distribution capability, writing business through brokers and corporate partners, direct and online. RSA is also one of the UK’s top three personal motor and household insurers.In December 2006 RSA became the first insurer in the UK to be carbon neutral. The company has cut its carbon footprint by half since 2000 and has offset the remainder by purchasing voluntary carbon reductions.About the National TrustThe National Trust is Europe’s largest conservation organisation and looks after special places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland for ever, for everyone. People and places are at the heart of everything it does. Over 3.5 million members, over 52,000 volunteers, 500,000 school children, and millions of visitors, donors and supporters help the Trust look after 300 historic houses and gardens, 700 miles of coastline and 250,000 hectares of open countryside.Jane TravisPress and PR Manager, NT EnterprisesThe National TrustHeelisKemble DriveSwindonSN2 2NATel: 01793 818506Press Office: 0844 800 4955 Advertisement Tagged with: corporate Howard Lake | 13 February 2009 | News 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

Wealthy young philanthropists focus on gap between rich and poor

first_img A survey of 1,428 wealthy philanthropists in six countries revealed that nearly half (44%) of those under 30 surveyed cited this issue, compared with 16% of over 45s surveyed. The latter preferred to give to causes supporting the older generation.Wealthy philanthropists aged under 30 are more concerned with the gap between rich and poor people than philanthropists aged over 45, according to research for Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).The survey by wealth consultancy Scorpio Partnerships covered donors with an average net worth of more than £1.5 million in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Singapore and Malaysia. It looked at their attitudes to money, in particular looking at how those attitudes differed between those under 30 and those over 45.Personal involvementA third (33%) of those under 30 wanted to get involved personally with the charitable causes they supported, compared to 16% of those over 45. Of younger donors, 38% got involved in giving circles, networks where people collectively give to a specific cause. Advertisement Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation giving circles Giving/Philanthropy Major gift Research / statistics  70 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 November 2012 | Newscenter_img Wealthy young philanthropists focus on gap between rich and poor At the same time, 32% want their giving to remain anonymous, compared to 41% of those aged 45 or over.Young donors’ top concernsThe Future Stars of Philanthropy report details the different attitudes of younger and older philanthropists:30% of under 30s rated poor standards of education as the most important issue facing society – compared with 26% of the over 45s.29% of under 30s rated corruption as the most important issue facing society – compared with 25% of the over 45s.25% of under 30s rated climate change as the most important issue facing society – compared with 20% of the over 45s.Surprisingly, the research showed that the under 30’s surveyed gave more on average to charitable causes than those over 45 in 2009-2010 – $10,196 (approx £6,409) compared to $7,382 (approx £4,640).Director of Philanthropy, John Canady from the Charities Aid Foundation, said: “Our report shows that there is a group of wealthy young professionals who want to roll up their sleeves, get involved and really make a profound difference to the causes they care about.“We need to make sure that government and business leaders do all they can to encourage young entrepreneurs and professionals to get involved and back charities with finance and expertise.”First of three reports on wealthy young philanthropistsThe research on wealthy young philanthropists is being carried out in three parts. CAF describes it as “one of the most comprehensive studies published into giving attitudes among some of the world’s wealthiest young people”.The three reports cover the responses from a total of 5,795 people in the UK, the USA, Canada, India, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. 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

News story: New UK Government Covid testing site opens in East Kilbride

first_img Walk through sites offer communities better access to coronavirus testing, so everyone with symptoms can get a test. This new site is part of our ongoing work to expand our testing network across the UK which now has the capacity to process more than 500,000 tests a day. We will continue to expand capacity to improve test turnaround times and push forward testing innovations to make sure anyone who needs a test can get one. Please book a test if you have coronavirus symptoms: a new continuous cough, a high temperature and a loss or change in sense of smell or taste, and follow the advice of NHS Test and Protect if you are contacted. To respond to the coronavirus, we have built a major testing and tracing system from scratch. We are constantly working to expand and improve it with new technologies and innovations so everyone with symptoms can get a test. New walk-in sites like this one makes it even easier to get a test no matter where you live. If you have symptoms of coronavirus, I urge you to book a test today and follow the advice of NHS Test and Protect if you are contacted to protect others and stop the spread of the virus. Gabe Docherty, Director of Public Health, NHS Lanarkshire said: The UK Government is helping all parts of the UK fight the coronavirus pandemic. Testing is vital, helping to manage local outbreaks and protecting people’s livelihoods. The UK Government is providing the bulk of Covid testing in Scotland, and this new walk-through centre is just the latest in our extensive testing network. We are pleased to be working with local and commercial partners. These sites are not possible without the hard work of many people. I would like to thank everyone involved for their incredible efforts for the good of the country at this difficult time. Simon Venn, Mitie Chief Government & Strategy Officer, said: Baroness Dido Harding, Interim Executive Chair of the National Institute for Health Protection, said:center_img Our priority during the pandemic is to support the nation’s efforts to fight COVID-19 and help keep the country running. Testing is a critical part of the UK’s strategy to combat coronavirus and we’re proud to support the UK Government with this vital task. A big thank you to all the NHS staff, Mitie employees and other frontline heroes in East Kilbride, who are working tirelessly to keep us all safe. The public health department continues to contact-trace positive cases and clusters in our community and this addition to the UK testing provision is welcome. I want to thank the public for their co-operation in reducing spread of the virus and ask that they please remain vigilant. The general measures to minimise the risk of Covid-19 remain the same – face coverings, avoid crowded places, clean your hands, two metre distance, self-isolate and go for a test if you have symptoms. Please do not hesitate if you have symptoms. It’s critical that you go for a test and this walk-in centre is a very welcome addition to our testing capacity. UK Government Minister for Scotland, Iain Stewart, said: The UK Government has today, Thursday 10 December, opened a new walk-through coronavirus testing centre at the Red Deer Centre in East Kilbride (G75 8AE). The centre is easily accessible for people without a car.The test centre is part of the largest network of diagnostic testing facilities created in British history. In Scotland, this comprises of six drive through sites, 19 walk-through sites, 21 mobile units, plus the Glasgow Lighthouse Lab which is working round the clock to process samples.In Scotland, the UK Government is providing all Covid testing and test processing outside of the NHS. Around two thirds of all daily tests are provided by the UK Government, in support of Scotland’s health services.Tests must be booked in advance at NHS Inform or by calling 0800 028 2816. People should only book at test if they have coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature, a new and continuous cough, or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste).Health Minister Lord Bethell said:last_img read more

Vegetable Fun

first_imgThe beginning of the school year usually means the return of a more regular mealtime schedule for families. This makes it a great time to introduce or reinforce healthy eating habits. For many parents, convincing kids to try new vegetables is the most difficult aspect of getting them to adopt a healthier diet. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents and specialists have developed an arsenal of tips and tricks to help introduce new vegetables to young people. Keep trying.Remember that children sometimes need to try a new vegetable about 15 times before they decide that they like it, so persistence is key. Make a plan to explore new flavors.Print a list of fruits and veggies, then ask each family member what foods they like, what they want to try and what they’ve never heard of. Use your list to pick a few produce items to buy each week. Consider adding a new fruit or vegetable that they want to try to the meal plan every other week.Involve kids in the kitchen.Involve your children in choosing and preparing vegetables. Take your children to the farmers market or grocery store and let them pick a new fruit or vegetable for the family to try that week.Kids are more willing to taste something new if they helped to pick it out, wash it and prepare it. Be creative.Try cutting fruits and vegetables in different shapes. Shred carrots to make carrot confetti or buy a spiralizer to make vegetable “spaghetti” out of squash. Wavy cutters can make crinkle fries or waffle chips. The new shapes may make the same old veggies a little more exciting. Don’t forget to accessorize.Embrace dipping sauces. Just like ketchup gives potatoes familiarity, having little cups of hummus, ranch, pesto or even spaghetti sauce can make veggies more appealing.Play a little game of hide-and-seek. Incorporate veggie pasta into spaghetti dishes. Some grocery stores sell ready-made veggie “pastas,” but families can also make their own from squash or zucchini using a spiralizer. Try cauliflower pizza dough and let the children help make the pizza. By helping with the preparation, they will take ownership of the dish and be more likely to try something new. If all else fails, hide veggies on pizza, in smoothies or favorite foods until kids decide they’d like to try them solo. For more information on healthy eating, visit www.fcs.uga.edu/extension/food.last_img read more

Ligue 1 set restart date with plans to end season in a month

first_img Read Also: Amazing world of Ronaldo’s women However, officials have still not made it clear whether or not those games will be played in front of crowds once again, or if fans will have to wait a while longer, with games being staged behind closed doors. The Coup de France match between Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon has been penciled in for 27 June, with the Coup de la Ligue final – once again featuring PSG and Saint Etienne set to played 11 July. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 UEFA have also proposed playing both Europa League and Champions leagues games in August, meaning the speedy remaining of the French season would allow for those to be wrapped up. Ligue 1 ground to a halt on 16 March and now a statement provided to L’Equipe on Monday, says the Ligue de Football Professionnel confirm they intend to restart games in June.Advertisement Ligue 1 bosses are planning for the restart of the French league with things getting back on track by June 17 and coming to a close a few weeks later on July 25. According to French media outlet L’Equipe, clubs may have to resort to playing fixtures every three days in order to squeeze in the amount of games need for the season to finish. Loading… Promoted Content10 Inventions That Make Us Question HumanityA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 8 Best Looking US First Ladies EverThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldDid You Notice How Natural Simba’s Movements Looked In The Movie?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Best Car Manufacturers In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

How Cam Akers and the wildcat formation sliced up the Syracuse defense

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse expected Cam Akers to be good. It knew he could break tackles and cause problems in the open field. What the Orange didn’t know was that he could throw. And it most certainly didn’t expect him to play as quarterback repeatedly. “It was very interesting to have Cam Akers out there trying to throw the ball, playing quarterback,” Syracuse linebacker Lakiem Williams said. “I mean I’ve never seen that before.” Akers lined up at quarterback several times in Florida State’s 35-17 win over the Orange at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday. The Orange (3-5, 0-4 Atlantic Coast) said they hadn’t seen that many direct snaps to Akers at quarterback on film. Its lack of preparation from SU showed. Akers completed two passes for 26 yards on his first series at the position. He’d only throw once more but the threat opened up the ground game, where Akers finished with 144 yards and tied a school record with four touchdowns. “When you’ve got a first round draft pick and you’ve got 10 guys blocking, that’s a really really good formation,” Syracuse head coach Dino Babers said. “I would be very surprised if they don’t consider to use it throughout the year.” Babers explained the mismatch by saying that Akers now had less tackles to break than before. Instead of breaking three or four tackles, Akers had less players to go by to pick up big yardage. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFSU created this predicament in part not only by using a direct snap to Akers but also through its blocking scheme. On many plays, the Seminoles sent one or two offensive linemen pulling out in front of the nation’s 12th leading rusher. Then came a crack-back block, meaning someone, who lined up outside the offensive tackle, would come back inside and seal the edge. “I got to find a way to get through the double team then I got to identify who’s trying to crack back on me and got over the top of him,” Williams said. “So it just makes it difficult…It was kind of like a push everybody down and let him bounce it and hit it in a way.”The plays often featured another back lined up next to Akers, whom he’d either handoff or at least fake the ball to. On one play in the second quarter, he kept the snap, ran wide right and with a block from quarterback Alex Hornibrook, dove into the end zone for a touchdown. The next play, Akers faked a pitch to the running back beside him and waltzed into the end zone untouched for a two-point conversion. Both Williams and defensive tackle Josh Black noted that the hardest part about defending the wildcat was that it was something the Orange hadn’t seen on film. Syracuse’s defense would’ve normally set rules to fall back on but those became murky as the quarterback was really a running back. Unsure of assignments at times, Syracuse failed to fill their run gap responsibilities. Akers hit repeatedly off tackle, frequently cutting up field between the tackle and slot receiver. Then, he often broke a tackle, sometimes two. It was a wrinkle Syracuse wasn’t prepared for, and it paid the price. “This game is like a game of chess whoever has the move ahead is going to get the advantage,” Black said. “And they were able to do that on us.”  Comments Published on October 26, 2019 at 10:23 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] | @Schafer_44last_img read more

Groves v Johnson in pictures

first_imgA selection of images from George Groves’ points victory over former world champion Glen Johnson at the ExCel Arena. (Click on an image to begin slideshow)              See also:O’Meara suffers defeat in title clash Dominant Groves easily sees off JohnsonGeorge Groves v Glen Johnson post-fight press conferenceHaye hails Groves after ‘amazing display’ against JohnsonGroves tipped to win world title in 2013Groves set to fight for European title 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

CR’s Aubrey Mendonca signs letter of intent to play at Notre Dame de Namur University

first_imgEUREKA >> There comes a time for everyone where one must move on to bigger and better things. Well, the time is now for recent College of the Redwoods sophomore and women’s basketball star Aubrey Mendonca as she continues her academic and basketball career at Notre Dame de Namur University this fall in Belmont — just south of San Francisco. The Cottonwood native came to Redwoods after spending a year at Oregon Institute of Technology where she participated in basketball as a Freshman. When …last_img