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Boston Archdiocese, Catholic Parishioners Battle Over Church Eviction

Parishioners in Scituate, Mass., are being sued for eviction after occupying their church for 11 years. The Archdiocese wants to close the church due to declining attendance and financial hardship.

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United Kingdom votes in most unpredictable election in decades

Ballot boxes are carried across West Parliament Square in Edinburgh ScotlandBy Guy Faulconbridge and Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) – British voters get to decide on Thursday who they want to rule the world's fifth-largest economy in a tight election that could yield weak government, propel the United Kingdom towards a vote on EU membership and stoke Scottish desire for secession. Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives and Ed Miliband's opposition Labour Party have been neck and neck in opinion polls for months, indicating neither will win enough seats for an outright majority in the 650-seat parliament. "It is going to go down to the wire." Cameron said only his Conservatives could deliver strong, stable government: "All other options will end in chaos." The Conservatives portray themselves as the party of jobs and economic recovery, promising to reduce income tax for 30 million people while forcing through further spending cuts to eliminate a budget deficit still running at 5 percent of gross domestic product.


Alexion-Synageva Deal Shows Lure of Rare-Disease Drugs

The huge premium drug maker Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is paying for Synageva BioPharma Corp.—$8.4 billion, or more than double Synageva’s market value—shows how hot the market has become for rare-disease drugs. All images and written content is property of the listed RSS FEED if you would like more on this story and images please click the listed feed. http://www.wsj.com/xml/rss/3_7014.xml

U.S. private payrolls growth eases; productivity falls

Workers prepare outgoing shipments at an Amazon Fulfillment Center, ahead of the Christmas rush, in Tracy, CaliforniaU.S. private employers in April hired the fewest number of workers in more than a year, further diminishing hopes of a strong rebound in economic growth after the first-quarter slump. The tepid private job gains combined with other data on Wednesday showing a second straight quarterly decline in productivity make it less likely the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in June as had been expected at the start of the year. Private payrolls increased 169,000 last month, the smallest gain since January 2014, the ADP National Employment Report showed. Private sector job growth has slowed since November.


Gym Security to be Tightened after Laptop and CCTV Burglary, AlertSystems Responds

The Atlas Gym in Wolverton was burgled last week, with the criminals making off with a number of high value items. A spokesperson from commercial security experts, AlertSystems, responds.

The Atlas Gym at Glyn Square, Wolverton, was the target of a burglary on April 16th. It is reported that two laptops, a CCTV system, headphones and a safe containing cash were stolen from the premises. The business also saw the loss of a large number of nutrition products and pots of fat burners. The business is set to carry on as normal and company director, Kenneth Mackmurdie, has announced that the upcoming bodybuilding event that is due to happen on the premises will not be cancelled.

Mr Mackmurdie said that the gym is set to benefit from a new and more advanced CCTV installation, in order to prevent future burglaries. He stated: “It’s an inconvenience to the members, but I do feel quite lucky in a way because it could have been worse. Your worst-case scenario is the building being burned down and that hasn’t happened. It’s not stopped our business and we’re still fully active and open. It’s made myself and my staff more determined than ever to pull off a really good show and we’ll keep going from strength to strength.”

As experts in CCTV security, AlertSystems take a keen interest in news stories such as this. A spokesperson from the company made the following statement. “Mr Mackmurdie’s optimism in the face of adversity is certainly admirable. However, in order to maintain the safety of the staff, members and attendants of the upcoming bodybuilding event, it is imperative that the gym invest in high quality CCTV security. Modern security systems will be able to effectively protect the premises from any future burglary attempts.

“The IP-CCTV security systems are much more difficult to damage and steal. Analogue cameras of the past have proven to be targets for theft and damage. However, updated systems mean that CCTV security is not under the same threats. With IP-CCTV, footage can be streamed wirelessly to a number of different devices and can be stored on a cloud based system.”

AlertSystems manage and maintain thousands of commercial security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems, AlertSystems provides effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

       

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London traders eyeing long election night, maybe longer weekend

Traders sit at their desks at IG Index in LondonBy Nigel Stephenson LONDON (Reuters) – After a five-week campaign that has left Britain's two main parties neck and neck going into Thursday's general election, London's dealing rooms are bracing for days rather than hours of uncertainty. Banks' financial trading desks traditionally increase staff on election nights to handle impromptu buying and selling of UK stocks, bonds or sterling as election results start streaming in late on polling day itself and into the early hours of Friday. Most famously in 1992, financial markets were so euphoric about the unexpected return of the centre-right Conservative Party with a large majority that the Bank of England, which issued UK government bonds before the creation of the Debt Management Office in 1997, sold 1.6 billion pounds of gilts through the night from about 2:30 a.m. local time onwards. Most polls put Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives and Ed Miliband's Labour Party a hair's breadth apart, setting the world's fifth-largest economy on track for its second consecutive hung parliament.