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About James
James Appleby is a journalist and author. His articles on the wildlife of the United Kingdom have been published in Euronews and New Nature.

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MAINTAINING THE HUMAN CONNECTION - GHOSTS IN THE MACHINE - Issue 219 – JANUARY 2023

04 Apr 2024
The article discusses the shift in focus from productivity to employee wellbeing and social benefits in the context of home and hybrid working. It highlights the complexities of the post-pandemic workplace, where businesses struggle with the practicalities of hybrid working and the differing needs of their employees. The author argues that while home working may offer flexibility, it can also lead to isolation and a lack of social interaction, which are crucial for employee happiness and performance. The article emphasizes the importance of in-person work for fostering relationships, collaboration, and assessing team wellbeing. It suggests that HR leaders should focus on creating a workplace culture that values social interactions and addresses the emotional needs of employees to ensure a successful transition into the new era of work.

Guest Opinion: Five tips for securing COVID-19 vaccine appointments

04 Apr 2024
The article informs existing subscribers of 'The World' about the new benefit of accessing all online content, including E-Editions. It provides instructions for subscribers to claim their online access by entering their last and first names in a specific format. Additionally, the article offers assistance through an email address and a phone number for those who need help with the name entry process.

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt's Tax and Spending Plans Aim to Boost UK Business Investment

04 Apr 2024
Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt announced the UK government's tax and spending plans, emphasizing support for British businesses with 110 growth measures aimed to boost business investment by £20bn a year. Hunt highlighted the government's success in halving inflation, growing the economy, and reducing debt, as per the updated economic projections by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). The OBR forecasts a modest economic expansion over the next few years, with inflation expected to hit the government's 2% target by 2025. The Chancellor's measures include making the 'full expensing' tax break for businesses permanent, extending business rate discounts, simplifying R&D tax reliefs, and providing strategic investment in manufacturing sectors. Personal taxation changes include an increase in the National Living Wage and uprating pensions with average earnings growth. The government also plans to extend various tax reliefs, support levelling up with new Investment Zones, and reinforce the Back to Work Plan. The article concludes with Hunt's statement that this is the biggest package of tax cuts since the 1980s, signaling a positive turn for the UK economy.

Navigating Ethical Investing: Aligning Your Portfolio with Your Values

04 Apr 2024
The article discusses the considerations and steps for ethical investing, emphasizing the importance of aligning investments with personal values. It outlines the need to understand current investments, the subjective nature of ESG performance, and the importance of choosing an ethical investment fund with genuine ethical standards. The article explains various investment approaches, including negative screening in Ethical Investing, positive impacts in Sustainable Investing, and the focus on social themes in Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). It also touches on Impact and Green Investing. The article dispels the myth that ESG funds are higher risk and details the bespoke planning process offered by Tees Financial Limited, which includes understanding clients' values, financial aspirations, and desired impact of investments. The importance of ongoing monitoring and engagement with investment managers to ensure alignment with ESG values is also highlighted.

Instant Unlimited Access to The Triplicate's Content

04 Apr 2024
The article is an advertisement for a subscription service offered by The Triplicate, which includes unlimited access to all content on their website, triplicate.com. Subscribers will also receive The Triplicate's E-Edition Newsletter via email each week, the night before the physical newspaper is distributed. The subscription is available to both new and renewing online subscribers. It is noted that charges for the subscription will appear on the subscriber's credit card statement under the name 'Country Media Inc.'

Instant Unlimited Access to Curry Coastal Pilot Content

04 Apr 2024
The Curry Coastal Pilot is offering instant unlimited access to all of its content on the website currypilot.com. This service is available to both new and renewing online subscribers. Subscribers will also receive the E-Edition Newsletter via email each week, which is delivered the night before the physical newspaper is distributed. Payments for this subscription service will be processed under the name 'Country Media Inc.' and will be reflected as such on the subscriber's credit card statement.

Guest Opinion: Five tips for securing COVID-19 vaccine appointments

04 Apr 2024
The Curry Coastal Pilot is offering instant unlimited access to all of its content on currypilot.com. Subscribers will also receive the E-Edition Newsletter via email each week, one night before the physical newspaper is available. This offer is aimed at both new and renewing online subscribers. Subscribers are informed that the charge for this service will appear on their credit card statements under the name 'Country Media Inc.'

James Appleby | Five tips for securing COVID-19 vaccine appointments

04 Apr 2024
The weather forecast for Johnstown, PA, indicates light snow in the evening transitioning to snow showers later at night. The temperature is expected to drop to a low of 17 degrees Fahrenheit. The wind will remain light and variable. There is a 70% chance of snow, with accumulations expected to be between 1 to 3 inches.

Inflation drop sparks rate cut speculation

02 Jan 2024
The article discusses the unexpected drop in the UK's inflation rate and its potential impact on the Bank of England's interest rate decisions. Despite the Bank's caution against early speculation, the decline in inflation has led to investor expectations of a rate cut by May 2024. The UK's economic performance showed signs of improvement towards the end of the year, despite a contraction in the third quarter that could signal a technical recession. The S&P Global/CIPS Purchasing Managers' Index indicated growth in private sector business activity. Global market indices ended 2023 positively, with the UK indices lagging behind those of Europe, the US, and Japan. The UK job market showed a softening, with a slight drop in payrolled employees and job vacancies, although wage growth is still above inflation. Retail sales in November exceeded expectations, driven by Black Friday sales and discounting, but the retail sector faces challenges ahead.

OBR cuts economic growth forecast

01 Dec 2023
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has revised the UK's economic growth forecast, predicting slower growth over the next two years. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt presented these projections, with an expected expansion of 0.6% in 2023, 0.7% in 2024, and 1.4% in 2025. The Bank of England (BoE) shares a similar outlook, with Governor Andrew Bailey highlighting challenges in achieving growth. The UK's inflation rate has seen a sharp decline, with the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) dropping to 4.6% in October, but the BoE warns that reducing it to the target rate will be difficult. Financial markets ended November positively, influenced by easing inflation in the EU and US. Pay growth in the UK is outpacing inflation, with real wages rising at the fastest rate in two years. Retail sales, however, have continued to fall, with no immediate signs of recovery. The article also mentions the upcoming increase in the National Living Wage and provides financial market data as of 31/10/23.

Rate-hike pause as inflation dips

02 Oct 2023
The Bank of England paused interest rate hikes due to a dip in inflation and signs of economic strain. The Monetary Policy Committee voted to maintain the Bank Rate at 5.25%, marking the first time since December 2021 without an increase. Despite the pause, the committee remains ready to raise rates if inflation persists. Governor Andrew Bailey emphasized vigilance against complacency. ONS data showed a surprise inflation drop and a 0.5% GDP contraction in July, suggesting a looming recession. Global markets ended September mostly down, with the UK's FTSE 100 being an exception. Retail sales saw a rebound in August, and the Chancellor downplayed tax cut possibilities due to high government borrowing and economic pressures. Tees Financial Limited offers financial advice and is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

UK growth rate exceeds expectations

01 Sep 2023
The article discusses the UK's economic growth, which exceeded expectations in June, with a 0.5% increase in GDP, surpassing the forecasted 0.2%. The growth is attributed to more working days and warm weather benefiting the hospitality and construction sectors. Despite this, surveys indicate a potential downturn in the third quarter. The Bank of England raised interest rates to a 15-year high of 5.25% and may increase them further to combat inflation. Stock markets ended August negatively, with the FTSE 100, FTSE 250, and other major indices down. Inflation rates fell to 6.8% in July, driven by lower energy prices, but core inflation remained sticky. Wage growth hit a record high, but there are signs of cooling. The article also mentions financial advice and services provided by Tees Financial Limited, which operates in various locations in England and Wales.

UK inflation rate declines

01 Aug 2023
The article discusses the UK's inflation rate, which fell to 7.9% in June, lower than the previous month and below economists' expectations. Core CPI also dropped, leading to predictions of a less aggressive rise in interest rates by the Bank of England. The IMF upgraded its global growth forecast for 2023, despite ongoing risks, and predicted a modest growth for the UK economy. UK public sector finance data showed lower-than-expected government borrowing, with the Chancellor ruling out immediate tax cuts. Retail sales in the UK saw an unexpected rise due to hot weather. Market data indicated positive movements in various stock indices, with the FTSE 100, FTSE 250, and Euro Stoxx 50 seeing gains, while the Nikkei 225 experienced a slight decline. The article also mentions Tees Financial Limited, a financial advisory firm, and provides general financial advice.

Inflation persistence forces rates higher

03 Jul 2023
The article discusses the Bank of England's decision to raise its benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point, marking the 13th consecutive increase and bringing the rate to 5.0%, the highest in 15 years. This decision was influenced by persistent inflation, which remains well above the Bank's 2% target. The Office for National Statistics reported that the Consumer Price Index rate is at 8.7%, and wage growth, although at a record pace, is not keeping up with inflation. The National Living Wage saw a significant increase, and the tight labor market could contribute to prolonged inflation. Market data shows positive trends in global markets, with the UK avoiding a winter recession. Retail sales in the UK also saw an unexpected rise, attributed to the coronation of King Charles and better weather. However, the UK economy's growth is modest, with potential signs of cooling due to higher living costs and interest rates. The article concludes with an offer of financial advice from Tees, which has advisers in various locations in England and Wales.

Navigating the Challenges of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution for Older Americans

05 Apr 2023
The article discusses the impact of COVID-19 on older Americans, highlighting that over 80% of COVID-19 deaths in the United States have occurred in those aged 65 and above. It acknowledges the challenges seniors face in accessing vaccines, such as complicated online scheduling systems and lack of in-home internet for 22 million seniors. The author provides five tips to help seniors secure a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, including asking for help, researching state distribution plans, signing up for alerts, contacting doctors, and being persistent. The article conveys optimism that with determination and support, seniors can overcome these obstacles and get vaccinated.

Navigating the Challenges of COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution for Older Americans

15 Mar 2023
The article discusses the impact of COVID-19 on older Americans, highlighting that over 80% of COVID-19 deaths in the United States have occurred in those aged 65 and above. It emphasizes the importance of vaccines, which are now available and recommended by the CDC for older Americans. The article acknowledges the challenges seniors face in accessing vaccines, such as complicated online scheduling systems and transportation issues. It provides five practical tips for securing a vaccine appointment, including asking for help, researching state distribution plans, signing up for alerts, contacting doctors, and being persistent. The author, James C. Appleby, is the CEO of the Gerontological Society of America and encourages a determined attitude to overcome the difficulties in obtaining a vaccine appointment.

Navigating the Challenges of Vaccine Distribution for Older Americans

08 Apr 2021
James C. Appleby discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on older Americans, highlighting that over 80% of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have occurred in those aged 65 and above. He expresses optimism as vaccines become available and cases decline in nursing homes. However, he acknowledges the challenges seniors face in accessing vaccines, such as complicated online scheduling systems and transportation issues. Appleby provides five tips to help seniors secure vaccine appointments, including asking for help, researching state distribution plans, signing up for alerts, contacting doctors, and being persistent. He emphasizes the importance of a determined attitude and community support in overcoming these obstacles.

Navigating the Challenges of Securing a COVID-19 Vaccine for Older Americans

03 Apr 2021
The article discusses the impact of COVID-19 on older Americans, highlighting that over 80% of COVID-19 deaths in the United States have occurred in those aged 65 and above. It emphasizes the importance of vaccines, which are now available and highly effective, and recommends that states prioritize older Americans in their vaccine distribution plans. Despite this, many seniors face challenges in accessing vaccines due to issues with online scheduling and transportation. The author, James C. Appleby, provides five tips for securing a vaccine appointment, including asking for help, researching state distribution plans, signing up for alerts, contacting doctors, and being persistent. The article conveys a message of hope and determination, suggesting that with assistance and persistence, securing a vaccine appointment is an achievable goal for seniors.

Five tips for securing Covid-19 vaccine appointments

02 Apr 2021
James C. Appleby, CEO of the Gerontological Society of America, provides five tips for older Americans to secure Covid-19 vaccine appointments. Highlighting the high mortality rate among seniors due to Covid-19, Appleby emphasizes the importance of vaccination for this demographic. The tips include asking for help from the community, researching state distribution plans, signing up for appointment alerts, contacting doctors for potential vaccine appointments, and being persistent despite potential initial difficulties. Appleby reassures that with determination and support, securing a vaccine appointment is an achievable goal.

Guest Oped: Five tips for securing Covid-19 vaccine appointments

31 Mar 2021
The article discusses the impact of COVID-19 on older Americans, highlighting that over 80% of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have occurred in those aged 65 and above. It emphasizes the importance of vaccines, which are now available and recommended by the CDC for older Americans. The article acknowledges the challenges seniors face in accessing vaccines, such as complicated online scheduling systems and transportation issues. It provides five tips for securing a vaccine appointment, including asking for help, researching state distribution plans, signing up for alerts, contacting doctors, and being persistent. The author encourages a determined attitude and preparation to overcome the difficulties in obtaining a vaccine appointment.

Five Tips for Securing COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

31 Mar 2021
The article discusses the impact of COVID-19 on older Americans, highlighting that over 80% of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have occurred in those aged 65 and above. It emphasizes the importance of vaccines, which are now available and recommended by the CDC for older Americans. The article acknowledges the challenges seniors face in accessing vaccines, such as navigating online systems and transportation issues. It provides five tips for securing a vaccine appointment: asking for help, researching state distribution plans, signing up for alerts, contacting doctors, and being persistent. The author, James C. Appleby, is the CEO of the Gerontological Society of America and encourages a determined attitude to overcome the challenges of booking a vaccine appointment.

'Globally Threatened Species in the UK', New Nature, 2020. Published under the name Matthew Appleby.

'Wildlife of Anglesey', New Nature, 2019. Published under the name Matt Appleby.

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