Two thirds of business mail to be “cheaper to send”, says Royal Mail

first_imgThe Royal Mail claims that nearly two-thirds of all business mail will be cheaper to send after the introduction of its new new pricing system, Pricing in Proportion, on 21 August 2006. A further 20% of business mail will remain at the same price to send as now, adds the company.The confirmed posting prices from 21 August are now available from the Royal Mail’s website, and its is sending the new PiP price information to its business account customers throughout May.Pricing in Proportion means that postage will be based on the size and shape as well as the weight of mail with the intention that these better reflect the costs of collecting, sorting and delivering mail. Advertisement Two thirds of business mail to be “cheaper to send”, says Royal Mail Howard Lake | 10 May 2006 | News  24 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Royal Mail say that it will not generate any additional revenue from the changes.David Dale, Royal Mail’s Pricing in Proportion Project Manager, gave one suggestion for how businesses could save money under the new system: “Businesses could for example reduce their postage prices by folding A4 items in half and posting in a C5 envelope so that they are priced under the new Letter category.”center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Research / statistics 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

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Shafer admires Kill’s perseverance through epilepsy with sister in mind

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 26, 2013 at 6:27 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 HOUSTON — There’s always a lingering question for Jerry Kill, one that’s brought scrutiny upon the head coach even as he guided Minnesota to an eight-win season and yet another bowl berth.Are you going to be down on the field for the game? Or up in the press box?It’s a strange question for most coaches, but for an epileptic like Kill, it’s a legitimate concern. He suffers from frequent seizures, some coming at the inopportune times that are game days.Some have suggested he should stop coaching because of it. Others simply don’t understand the disease. Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer doesn’t fall into either of those categories. He’s in the category that carries an incredible admiration for the coach.“But you’ve got to be a tough-ass human being to fight through this epilepsy,” Shafer said at a press conference on Thursday leading up to Friday’s Texas Bowl against the Golden Gophers. “I’ve seen it. I’ve seen my sister on the floor since she was a little kid.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShafer’s sister, Heidi, has suffered from epilepsy since she was 10 or 11 years old, Shafer said. He understands the difficulties this disease presents and says the team has taken on Kill’s personality.“Life is hard,” he said, “and when you add that disease to it, it makes it even harder.”Many don’t view Kill’s perseverance the same way. Critics view it as hubris. Kill is too proud to give it up, they say, even though he’d be better served away from the sidelines.“I’ve taken some shots,” Kill said on Thursday. “I am epileptic — I don’t apologize for that.”So when someone appreciates him, he reciprocates the feeling.Kill collapsed on the sideline after a game in September. He was having a seizure. Later in the month, Dalton Richey, a football player at Montgomery High School in Texas who also suffers from epilepsy, drew attention when his mother photographed him holding up a sign after a game.“My name is Dalton and I have epilepsy,” it read. “I stand with Coach Kill.”Montgomery is just an hour outside Houston, so Kill will get to meet Richey this week.Shafer also told Kill about his sister, which means he has a phone call to make.“He was kind enough to reach out and say he would love to give her a phone call,” Shafer said, “and that will make her extremely excited to know that.” Commentslast_img read more

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