Jul
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2014 US midterm elections: Will Libertarian Party candidates spoil a Republican win?

first_imgTuesday 4 November 2014 4:14 pm 2014 US midterm elections: Will Libertarian Party candidates spoil a Republican win? Share whatsapp whatsapp Guy Bentley Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndoElvenarAdvertisement #StayAtHome and Play this Fantasy Game. No Install.ElvenarUndo As millions of Americans go to the polls to elect a slew of senators, governors and representatives it looks as though Republicans are in for a good night.Republicans are guaranteed to retain control of the House of Representatives which they have held since 2010. The real contest to look out for is the Senate that has been under Democratic control since 2007. Polling guru Nate Silver has given the Republicans a 70 per cent chance of a victory. The GOP needs to pick up six Senate seats to gain a majority and are set to win three with relative ease. There are eight seats that can be classified as toss-ups.A GOP win would be a devastating blow to Barak Obama and would effectively be the death knell for Democratic policy making for the rest of his term. New Hampshire and North Carolina are two races to keep an eye on. The polls are tight in both states but if Republicans take them both, it will signal a big win for the GOP.In tight races, Republicans will need every vote they can get, and this is where voters for third parties come in, particularly libertarians. The Libertarian Party has never won a seat in congress and the party’s candidate in the 2012 presidential election received just one per cent of the vote.However, some right-leaning commentators fear Libertarian candidates could act as spoilers and throw some races to the Democratic candidate. Ultra-conservative author and syndicated columnist Anne Coulter, wrote in September:The biggest current danger for Republicans is that idiots will vote for Libertarian candidates in do-or-die Senate elections … If you are considering voting for the Libertarian candidate in any Senate election, please send me your name and address so I can track you down and drown you.It certainly appears to be the case that the proportion of Americans subscribing to a libertarian political point of view is growing. In 2014, Gallup estimated that 24 per cent of the American electorate can be characterised as libertarian.At election time, libertarian-leaning voters, if they show up and don’t vote for the Libertarian Party (LP), tend to break Republican over Democrat by around two to one. However, Coulter shoudn’t be too worried about the libertarian factor according to research from Time.Even if a LP candidate wasn’t on the ballot and their voters turned out anyway there are usually way too few of them to make any kind of a difference to the outcome.Of the 1,873 elections for the House and Senate since 2006 just 70 were won with less than 50 per cent of the vote and LP candidates ran in 46 of them. In those races, 29 were won by smaller margin than the Libertarian polled on the day. If half of the Libertarian candidates’ voters showed up and split 60-40 in favour of the GOP just a single race would’ve turned out differently.In 2008, Republican Norm Cole would’ve triumphed over Democrat Al Franken in the Minnesota Senate race.  Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Jul
13

YouGov profiler: Arsenal fans more likely to shop for erotic products, Chelsea fans to have an interested in cosmetics and eight more surprising discoveries about London football fans

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Joe Hall whatsapp Monday 17 November 2014 3:05 pm Tags: NULL Sharecenter_img London’s football fans are a varied bunch. From those at the glistening curves of the Emirates to the cheerful charm of Craven Cottage, the capital’s various football tribes all come with their own unique quirks and particularities. YouGov today released the awesome “profiler” tool which allows you to explore the trends particularly true of fans of any brand, person, political party, sports team and countless of other categories. Check it out here. We decided to take a look at what it had to say about London’s football supporters. It’s worth noting that the YouGov aren’t presenting an example of an average or typical fan. So the preferences, tastes and opinions it lists on its site aren’t representative of the majority of the fanbase. And some of the sample sizes are admittedly small (hence why we stuck to Premier League and Championship teams here). Still, YouGov’s data vault provided us with some surprising discoveries… 1. Chelsea fans’ interests include celebs, beauty, cosmetics, relationships and weddings Chelsea fans may have a slightly different reputation amongst rival supporters, but according to YouGov’s data, supporters at Stamford Bridge are far more likely to be into “People and Celebrities”, “Beauty & Grooming” and even “Dance and Ballet” than fans of other clubs.2. Arsenal fans like to shop online…for escorts Arsenal fans have a particular penchant for online shopping of the “adult” kind. One of the websites Arsenal fans are more likely to visit is Adultwork.com, a (in its own words) “safe and anonymous environment where individuals can distribute and market their own adult products and services”.YouGov also says that Arsenal fans are likely to be unconfrontational and difficult apparently. Surely not…  3. Hammers like Metal Hammer magazine We’ve never noticed a particular preference for black clothing, piercings or guitar solos at Upton Park, but apparently West Ham fans have a particular interest in catching up with the latest news and developments in the world of heavy metal.  However, the Hammers are also known as the “Irons”. So you could forgive anyone who mistook the music magazine for a West Ham fanzine – even in spite of the screaming angry man on the front cover. 4. Spurs’ fans browsing history is …errr…varied Spurs fans are a generous bunch. According to YouGov, they are more likely to have less than £125 in spare cash for the month, yet they are also more likely to visit the charity Unicef online. They also like to watch videos. Of a very particular genre. There must be something in the water in North London…5. Crystal Palace fans have a bizarre list of preferred celebrities…Crystal Palace fans, known for their bouncing singalongs and colourful displays have a peculiar list of favourite celebrities. From right to left they are; one of Alan Sugar’s former assistants on The Apprentice,  a British TV actress, the original quizmaster from University Challenge, an award-winning composer, and an American actress who was famous in the seventies.  Ok then. 6. Fulham fans may also be Chelsea fans Either Fulham fans want to keep a watchful eye over their West-London rivals, or they just couldn’t get a Stamford Bridge season ticket… 7. Millwall fans are extremely right wing Millwall fans as a group are pretty much as right-wing as it is possible to be according to YouGov’s Left/Right political views dial. Millwall fans admittedly to have a reputation that goes before them, but in comparison to other fans, their position on the dial is still surprising. It should be noted that YouGov specify simplifying a group of people onto a left-right axis is “notoriously hard”. 8. Brentford fans are incredibly boring We desperately tried to find something interesting or worthwhile about Brentford fans. It proved to be a thankless task. Look at the above screenshot of their “Personality” page, for example. They don’t even have thoughts. 9. But QPR fans sound even more dull…Having said that, Queens Park Rangers fans are more likely to spend their time model building or playing chess, or pursuing interests such as online market research.  10. Charlton fans swing further to the left than any other set of fansIt’s hard to find many fans with too much of a bad word to say about the Addicks. Charlton, who are often referred to as a “family club”, have the most left-leaning fanbase according to YouGov. 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Jul
13

US GDP growth revised up to 3.9 per cent for the third quarter

first_img Share Jessica Morris Tags: NULL The US economy grew more than expected over the last three months, data released by the US Commerce Department has shown.The world’s largest economy grew 3.9 per cent in the third quarter, or 0.4 per cent more than originally reported.  This was well above expectations: economists had predicted it would be revised down to 3.3 per cent, according to a poll by Reuters.It’s another clear sign the US economy is strengthening, having now had the two strongest back-to-back quarters of growth since 2003.However, there are concerns it could be pulled down by a worsening global outlook.Earlier today, the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD) said the US economy will grow by 2.2 per cent this year.Nonetheless, it said as the US and the UK wind down stimulus measures, global monetary policy will diverge, leading to market volatility.Rob Carnell, chief economist at ING Commercial Banking said:Whilst some parts of this release do suggest that the US economy has more momentum than initially indicated, both inventories and the defence component of government spending are likely to revert to being considerable drags in the fourth quarter. At the margin, these figures make it easier for the Fed to move towards pushing rates higher next year. But a lot can happen between now and the April 2015 rate hike the market is pricing in. whatsapp US GDP growth revised up to 3.9 per cent for the third quarter center_img whatsapp More From Our Partners LA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 25 November 2014 9:15 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical MattersFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive Supplementlast_img read more

Jul
13

Go-Ahead reports rising revenue

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Joseph Millis Thursday 11 December 2014 8:44 pm BUS AND rail operator The Go-Ahead Group yesterday announced that its full-year expectations for both operations remain unchanged.It said trading for the year-to-date had been robust, with revenue up across all business units.In a trading update, the company said it expected revenue to be up about four per cent in its regional bus operations in the half year to 27 December, despite no growth in passenger journeys.Revenue in its London bus operations is expected to grow about three per cent despite a 2.5 per cent drop in mileage covered.David Brown, group chief executive of Go-Ahead, said: “Overall trading in the year to date has been robust, with a solid performance in our bus and rail operations. Our full year expectations for both divisions remain unchanged.“We remain committed to improving the passenger experience and making it as easy as possible for people to use our services.”He added that the Newcastle-headquartered company “has the largest smartcard scheme outside of London and, in January 2015, will be introducing a multi-operator smartcard in the north east. “In October, we announced a joint initiative with the UK’s other major bus operators to deliver multi-operator smart ticketing to millions of bus customers across England.”Brown noted that in the past “five years, we have grown our regional bus network, enabling 15 per cent more journeys to be taken on our services. “Over the same period, we have invested more than £170m in our regional bus services and achieved some of the highest levels of customer satisfaction in the industry, including our best ever score of 92 per cent in the latest independent survey.”He continued: “Working collaboratively with industry partners and local authorities we always seek to deliver the best value for passengers, taxpayers and shareholders.” Tags: NULL Share whatsapp Go-Ahead reports rising revenue More From Our Partners UK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org last_img read more

Jul
13

A reservation under the name: Oscar?

first_img whatsapp A reservation under the name: Oscar? TWO COMEDIES, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman, are tied for the most Academy Award nominations, with nine each. British nominees include Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch – both for Best Actor. The gold statues are handed out on 22 February. Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Thursday 15 January 2015 9:24 pm whatsappcenter_img Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoGive It LoveRemember These Rare Sisters? See Them NowGive It LoveUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUndoNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUndoVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndo More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.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.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Express KCS last_img read more

Jul
13

11 times The Sun’s Page Three girls showed how deeply they cared about the UK economy

first_img Emma Haslett whatsapp Tuesday 20 January 2015 4:22 am Share Show Comments ▼ The end of an era, or good riddance? However you feel about Page Three, there’s no arguing with the fact it’s a British institution. But today came the news that after 45 years, The Sun has apparently decided to put an end to its traditional topless model slot.The news was revealed by sister title The Times this morning, although a spokesman for the paper seemed unwilling to confirm the news, saying on that “Page Three of The Sun is where it’s always been, between pages two and four, and you can find Lucy from Warwick at Page3.com”.  It’s the end of a slow decline for the slot: in 2013, the tabloid axed its “News in Briefs” section. Until then, Page Three models had used the slot as a forum for their views on everything from beer duty (which they cared surprisingly strongly about) to how much corporation tax large businesses should pay. In fact, it turned out that like everyone else, they worried a lot about the UK’s economic situation.They felt sad when jobs were lost:But were pro-HS2:They worried about the price of commodities:And ruminated on the impact of George Osborne’s cuts:They took a sensible stance on alcohol pricing: But they weren’t impressed by business’ tax avoidance deals:… nor were they particularly enamoured with the behaviour of those in charge: And on the whole, they were not in favour of Europe: And while some commented on Mark Carney’s smouldering eyes when he was first appointed, the Page Three girls were only interested in his academic credentials:  center_img 11 times The Sun’s Page Three girls showed how deeply they cared about the UK economy whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Jul
13

Don’t leave us hanging: Qatar and Brookfield “remind” Songbird shareholders to approve bid for Canary Wharf owner before deadline

first_imgThursday 22 January 2015 4:27 am Tags: NULL Don’t leave us hanging: Qatar and Brookfield “remind” Songbird shareholders to approve bid for Canary Wharf owner before deadline whatsapp Catherine Neilan Show Comments ▼center_img More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com whatsapp Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorGundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementTop Surgeon: This Simple Trick Empties Your Bowels Every Morning (Almost Immediately)Gundry MD Bio Complete 3 SupplementNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive Supplement In what must be a last-ditch attempt to woo the shareholders of Songbird, Qatar Investment Authority and Brookfield have sent out an alert to “remind” them of the takeover bid for the Canary Wharf owner.  The pair increased the offer from 295p per share to 350p per share last autumn, but Songbird urged its shareholders not to accept saying it did not “reflect the full value of the business, its unique operating platform and its prospects”.  QIA and Brookfield disagree, however. The pair said today:  The Songbird Offer provides an attractive opportunity for Songbird shareholders to realise, in cash at a premium, their investment in a highly illiquid stock which has not paid a dividend over the past five years. Songbird’s share price stood at 321p at pixel time.  As well as the updated bid, the two parties introduced amendments that would enable smaller Songbird shareholders to have greater say over the company’s executives, increasing the maximum number of directors they could appoint from two to five. The deadline is 1pm on January 29 (next Thursday). QIA and Brookfield said they “encourage Songbird shareholders, who have not yet done so, to accept the Songbird offer as soon as possible”. So will it go ahead, even without the backing of the property firm’s board? Possibly.  Bidco has received “irrevocable undertakings” from holders of around 6.7 per cent of Songbird’s issued share capital (or 32 per cent of its free float).  An unnamed shareholder which owns seven per cent of the Canary Wharf Group shares has also said it will accept any cash offer for those shares made on a see-through basis to the final offer price for Songbird.     last_img read more

Jul
13

Lib Dem manifesto: Nick Clegg pledges £2.5bn to boost British schools

first_img Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Institutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org The Liberal Democrats will focus their General Election pitch on education, promising an additional £2.5bn of funding during the next parliament.Launching their manifesto today, the party says it will protect per pupil funding for pupils aged two to 19 in real terms over the next parliament.Echoing Tony Blair’s famous “education, education, education” mantra, leader Nick Clegg commented: “We want to ensure that every child, no matter where they are born, the colour of their skin, or how rich their parents are, has the same opportunity to reach their potential. That’s why the Liberal Democrats are the party of education.”David Laws, an education minister in the coalition, said: “Liberal Democrats put spreading opportunity at the heart of the coalition’s agenda. That’s why Liberal Democrats protected and invested in education.”[custom id=”1″] Lib Dem manifesto: Nick Clegg pledges £2.5bn to boost British schools by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedySwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorBridesBlushThis Is Why The Royal Family Kept Quiet About Prince Harry’s Sister BridesBlushNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteabley whatsappcenter_img Express KCS Tags: General Election 2015 Tuesday 14 April 2015 9:02 pm whatsapp Sharelast_img read more

Jul
13

London Marathon 2015: How to get around the capital by Tube, train, bus, DLR, overground and car

first_imgSunday 26 April 2015 9:00 am Catherine Neilan whatsapp More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.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.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com If you’re not taking part in one of the country’s largest sports events today, you might want to avoid central London – it’s almost certain to be a travel nightmare. But for those of you who are running/supporting/spectating, here are some top tips issued by Transport for London to help you get around the city.  All runners, race officials and on-duty St John Ambulance volunteers will be able to travel for free from early morning until 6:30pm on London Underground, London Buses, London Overground, DLR and Tram by showing their race number, officials’ course pass or tabard.   The best places to watch – and drink – during the London MarathonRunners: You have the good bit (at least when it comes to transport). Southeastern is running extra trains to get people to the start lines in Greenwich, Maze Hill and Blackheath. But there will be no trains to or from Charing Cross and Waterloo East to Greenwich and Maze Hill. You need to go via Cannon Street, stopping at London Bridge, to get to these start points.  TfL has advised that Cannon Street will be less busy so might be a better option on Sunday morning.  There are also no trains from London Bridge to Blackheath. To get to this blue start point, you need to go from Charing Cross, Waterloo East or Victoria.  Then you’ll have no need for public transport for at least a couple more hours (lucky you) until you’re at the other end of the 26.2 mile course. Everything you need to know about running the London MarathonTravel on Tube, Overground and DLR:Spectators are being asked not to travel to the start line, which can get overcrowded.  According to TfL the easiest way to travel to and from the race will be by London Underground, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), bus or London Overground. However they will also be very busy. TfL has warned that the Jubilee, District and Circle lines will be particularly crowded. There will be changes to the routes and frequencies on DLR – TfL says to check before you travel and if you’re travelling between Beckton and Tower Gateway or Woolwich Arsenal and Bank stations, passengers are advised to use the Jubilee line at Canning Town for services to and from central London. Running the Marathon? Here’s when you should expect to hit the wall (and how to get over it)Drivers:Thinking about driving across central London on Sunday? Think again Roads are going to be closed from 7am, and drivers are advised simply not even to bother. The road closures will run from Greenwick Park to St James’ Park and will include all approaches to Upper Thames Street, Tower Hill and Victoria Embankment. Rotherhithe Tunnel, Tower Bridge, Southwark Bridge and Westminster Bridge will also be closed.  They will be re-opened in phases, and are expected to be fully re-opened by 7pm.  How does the London Marathon compete with the Big Six?BusesBuses travelling on roads affected by the Marathon will either be diverted or will not run the full length of their route until after the event. Bus route diversions will apply from 6:30am-7pm, and will affect the following routes:  1, 3, 11, 12, 15, 15H, 24, 25, 29, 42, 47, 51, 53, 54, 78, 87, 88, 89, 91, 96, 99, 100, 108, 115, 122, 129, 132, 148, 159, 161, 177, 178, 180, 188, 199, 202, 211, 225, 244, 277, 286. 291, 341, 343, 344, 380, 381, 386, 422, 453, 469, 472, 486, C10, D3, D6, D7, D8, P12, RV1  London’s Transport Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE  – apparently without irony – said: “Public transport is the easiest way to get around on the day.  “I encourage anyone travelling around south east and central London to plan their journey in advance at tfl.gov.uk/marathon.” TfL Travel Ambassadors, wearing magenta uniforms, will also be out on the day at Tube stations along the Virgin Money London Marathon route, providing travel information and assistance to customers. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ London Marathon 2015: How to get around the capital by Tube, train, bus, DLR, overground and car Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Five key numbers from the Bank of England’s quarterly inflation report

first_img whatsapp Jessica Morris Share whatsapp The Bank of England’s quarterly inflation report, setting out its forecasts for economic growth and inflation, was published today offering the first insight into officials’ thinking since they entered election purdah six weeks ago.Here are five key figures from the report:1. Gross domestic product growth – 2.5 per cent: The Bank of England has cut its economic growth forecast for this year to 2.5 per cent from 2.9 per cent, and to 2.6 per cent from 2.9 per cent for 2016.”Growth is projected to be at or a little below its historical average rate throughout the forecast period, although remaining slack in the economy is absorbed,” the report said.Slack is spare capacity within an economy or how much room if has to growth without triggering inflationary pressure.2. The rate of inflation – 0.6 per centThreadneedle Street expects inflation to be 0.6 per cent for 2015, before rising to 1.6 per cent in 2016 and 2.1 per cent the year after.”In the very near term, inflation is projected to remain close to zero, as the past falls in food, energy and other goods prices continue to drag on the annual rate,” the report said.”Towards the end of 2015, inflation rises notably, as those effects begin to drop out.”3. Productivity growth – 0.25 per centThe central bank cut its forecast for productivity growth this year to 0.25 per cent from 0.75 per cent. Additionally, the forecast for next year was also slashed to 1.25 per cent from 1.5 per cent.Governor Mark Carney said predicting productivity was one of the committee’s “most difficult judgments”.4. Wage growth – 2.5 per centLower expected productivity growth will be reflected in wage growth – although official figures published this morning showed wage growth had risen to 2.2 per cent in March.This meant it also downgraded expectations for wage growth this year to 2.5 per cent from 3.5 per cent.Carney said that the number of people in employment has expanded significantly due to more older people working, a greater willingness to work longer hours, population growth as well as net migration. And these have kept a lid of wages despite high employment growth.”Such strong growth in labour supply is unlikely to be sustained,” Carney said. “Going forward, growth in the UK economy’s potential will increasingly depend upon productivity”.5. Household consumption – 2.75 per centThe central bank cut its forecast for household consumption from 3.75 per cent to 2.75 per cent for this year.”Household spending should continue to be supported this year by the boost to real take-home pay from lower food and energy prices,” Carney said. center_img Five key numbers from the Bank of England’s quarterly inflation report Wednesday 13 May 2015 6:53 am Tags: Bank of England Show Comments ▼last_img read more