Happy 95th birthday to HM Queen Elizabeth II
Today is The Queen’s 95th birthday. HM was born on 21 April 1926 at 17 Bruton Street in London, the first child of The Duke and Duchess of York. This year The Queen remains at Windsor Castle during a period of Royal Mourning following the death of The Duke of Edinburgh.
Long Live The Queen! 🌹
The last time the blue-chip index was above 7000 was in late February 2020
A month later it had fallen below the 5000 mark after weeks of panic selling
The turnaround has been driven by the vaccine rollout which continues at pace
The FTSE 100 has powered through the 7000 mark for the first time in more than a year as optimism rises about a global economic recovery.
The last time the blue-chip index was above that milestone was in late February 2020 as investors were gauging the full magnitude of the coronavirus pandemic.
A month later it had fallen below the 5000 mark after weeks of panic selling.
But yesterday it finished up 0.5 per cent, or 36.03 points, at 7019.53 while The FTSE 250 rose to a record high as it gained 0.2 per cent, or 50.14 points, to 22,522.18.
The turnaround has been driven by the vaccine rollout which continues at pace.
As a result there is increasingly positive talk about the future state of the economy.
Investors are once again seeing opportunity rather than threat in UK shares.
Russ Mould, director at AJ Bell, said: ‘This represents a massive milestone in recovering from the terrible pandemic and shows how investors’ confidence has completely changed since just over a year ago.
‘The market was understandably shocked as coronavirus gripped the world but in true investor style it has quickly focused on the future and the ability for corporate earnings to recover.’
Major gains were made by miners that were boosted by strong economic data from China and rising oil prices.
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Though surveys show that plenty of workers hope to work more remotely long term, some leaders believe there’s one thing that will have people clamouring to get back to the office – FOMO, or “fear of missing out”.
Seeing colleagues sharing a joke or project plans in the office while you video call in from home could be what drives you back into the workplace, writes Peter Coy in Bloomberg Businessweek. On LinkedIn, Gensler co-CEO Andy Cohen writes about the “unexpected, intangible advantages of working in the same space” and camaraderie of the office.
Will the fear of missing out shift people’s enthusiasm for WFH? Or will the appeal of remote or hybrid working mean companies find new ways of working?
Rest In Peace
Prince William has said he will “support The Queen in the years ahead” in a tribute to his late grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh.
Describing Prince Philip as “an extraordinary man”, William said he will “miss my Grandpa”.
In a statement, he said: “My grandfather’s century of life was defined by service – to his country and Commonwealth, to his wife and Queen, and to our family.
“I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days.
“I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her.
“I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!
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Everyone knows what it is like to wake up in the morning and be groggy. You can’t think straight and there is no way that you are going to be productive at work for at least another hour. This is where coffee comes in.
Why does coffee make you alert though? The caffeine in coffee helps to stimulate your whole body and kick start it. In small doses, caffeine gives the heart a jolt and helps it to pump blood faster. The result of your heart pumping faster, is that more blood is reaching those important areas of your body, therefore getting more oxygen and feeling more alert.
If you have an important work project in the morning, if you just want to skip that morning grogginess phase, a cup of coffee will do wonders to keep you mentally alert and stimulated throughout the day.
Not only can caffeine and coffee increase your #mental alertness and your ability to cognitively think, but it can also improve your athletic performances.
If you are looking to give yourself a performance boost for your workout, drink a cup of coffee in the morning and watch as you are ready to take on the world from a physical standpoint.
#work #coffee #productivityimprovement
Today marks the 2nd anniversary of having Amy on board the #Heyland Recruitment team, she is yet another member of the team to pass that milestone.
Over the past 2 years Amy has created and nurtured many valuable relationships with all member’s of staff. Implementing new processes, helping and supporting staff and consistently maintaining the administration processes and procedures. The last year has been ‘unprecedented’ but we continue to value your time and effort Amy.
Andy Heyland, Director
Here’s to many more, thanks Amy. We look forward to it.