Hard Rock’s move doesn’t upset Beale merchantsJan 12, 2014 // Christian Reynolds
Bring in a Grizzlies bar if Hard Rock leaves, a Beale Street merchant says.
Retiring in 2014? Make your plans now!Jan 10, 2014 // Christian Reynolds
Everyone dreams of having a perfect retired life living in peace and bliss. Having a perfect retired life is possible with proper planning an a little focus on life post retirement a couple of years before one retires. So if you are retiring in the coming year, it is imperative that you start planning for your life post retirement this year end to make the most of the holiday season. The absence of any government backed social security program compared to some of the developed countries means that retirement needs to be well planned and executed to avoid any financial constraints in the old age. The fact that a mere 11% of Indias working population has some form of social security planning for their old age, retirement planning holds a great significance.
Environment schemes must be kept when land’s soldJan 03, 2014 // Christian Reynolds
Environmental Stewardship schemes can no longer be transferred to new occupiers when land is sold – until rural development rules are decided.
Natural England has said that agreements for Entry Level Stewardship, Higher Level Stewardship, Organic Level Stewardship and Uplands Entry Level Stewardship may not be passed from sellers to buyers, as has been common practice when land changes hands.
Older schemes like Countryside Stewardship are unaffected.
However, a transfer notice must still be submitted to Natural England even though it cannot process it until the transitional rules are finalised.
“It is still a little bit of a grey area. Natural England still have not released any detailed guidance on what you should do,” said Savills agribusiness consultant Craig Hodgson.
Nokia Unveils Long Awaited Windows TabletDec 23, 2013 // Christian Reynolds
Nokias bigger-screen-is-better mentality isnt limited to just its new Lumia smartphone/phablets. Oh no. In fact, the long awaited Nokia Lumia 2520 boasts a 10.1-inch full HD screen.
It also runs Windows 8.1 RT, is loaded with Microsoft Office and has a price tag of $499. So it may be another viable alternative to the 9.7-inch iPhone Air for small business owners who prefer a Windows operating system and Microsoft tools on their mobile device.
A hands on overview from The Verge shows more of the devices features:
The video shows a keyboard cover that, when opened up and magnetically slid into place, gives the Lumia 2520 a quasi-laptop look.
FedEx touts record package loadDec 15, 2013 // Christian Reynolds
FedEx processed a record number of shipments Monday exceeding 22 million packages.
Loans for your study abroad programs!Dec 11, 2013 // Christian Reynolds
In today’s world, education is perhaps the most expensive thing, especially if one wishes to enroll for a higher degree in a premium institute abroad. According to the Google’s AdWords Keyword tool, nearly 1.5 lakh people from India, on an average, searched information for keywords like Education Loan, Student Loan Abroad and similar other phrases. This clearly points out that the craze of going abroad for further studies is snowballing in the Indian students.
Seeing the present state of the Indian currency, studying abroad has become more expensive than ever. Students planning to study abroad or are already a student of an international university are in a soup because the tragic devaluation of the Rupee against the British and American currencies has made the course fee soar at a rapid pace. Whi
RPA makes best ever start to payment windowDec 02, 2013 // Christian Reynolds
The Rural Payments Agency paid 95,600 English farmers on the first day of the payment window. It is the agency’s best ever start to the payment campaign, which began on 2 December.
The figure means 93% of individual claims were met and £1.48bn was paid out, representing 89.3% of the total £1.66bn payment fund. It also means that the RPA has exceeded its initial target of 86% of payments by value and 92.3% of customers by number by 31 December 2013. The next target, under its business plan, is to meet 97% of all payments before 31 March 2014.
Mark Grimshaw, RPA chief executive, said: “Today we have delivered nearly £1.5bn on the first banking day of the payment window, £100m more than we did on the same day last year, to the highest number of customers in England. This sh