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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Major gift Applications should be sent to Midé Akerewusi, Chair of the working party and Head of Major Giving at the British Red Cross, e-mail [email protected] by 30th September 2004. Howard Lake | 15 August 2004 | News Volunteers sought for Major Donor code of practice committeecenter_img  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Institute of Fundraising is developing a new Code of Fundraising Practice, ‘Best Practice for Major Donor Fundraising’. The Institute invites applications to join the working party to develop the new Code of Fundraising Practice.Topics to be covered include defining major donor fundraising, data protection in relation to major donors, prospect research and legal issues. The code will also consider issues of diversity and methods to engage major donors further in fundraising. The Institute is particularly keen to include a major donor, a prospect researcher and fundraisers with major donor fundraising experience in the working party. A full schema for the Code and application forms to join the working party are available on the Institute’s website. Advertisement 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

first_img THINK Consulting Solutions has launched a benchmarking tool that lets charities assess the performance of their fundraising compared to others in the sector.The THINK Benchmarker assesses how effectively an organisation’s fundraising is performing across the main income streams, and will collate information including income, expenditure, staffing levels, confidence in the future, organisational context for results as well as income stream specific measures.The tool aims to help charities manage and strengthen their fundraising programmes across all levels, enabling fundraising teams to assess results seen within their portfolios, review productivity, identify areas for improvement and so plan confidently. It also aims to help support investment proposals for development and growth, and to help CEOs and Boards understand the results of their fundraising team in the context of the sector and against comparator charities.Participating charities will each receive two reports; one illustrating benchmarks across all charities involved and one showing benchmarks for those in the same voluntary income bracket. There are also different options for additional reporting for charities depending on needs and budget.Michelle Chambers, Managing Director at THINK Consulting Solutions, said:“We are frequently asked questions about how a particular organisation’s fundraising portfolio is performing against others; often to inform investment decisions or to counteract cuts to expenditure budgets. The Benchmarker will provide a robust assessment of performance metrics and will enable decisions to be made with confidence backed by research.”The tool has been created following consultation with nearly 20 charities and is aimed at charities of all sizes. Topline findings from the Benchmarker will be shared with the sector in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising in Autumn 2018. Members of the Institute of Fundraising also receive a 5% discount on the cost of the additional reporting options.Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, said: Advertisement THINK Consulting Solutions launches fundraising benchmarking tool Tagged with: benchmark “We are pleased to support THINK’s Benchmarker tool for charities, a tool that assesses charities’ fundraising performance enabling them to identify opportunities for improvement and increase the funds going to good causes.“We believe charities of all sizes can benefit from taking part, and we are delighted that IoF members will be able to access aspects of this service at a discounted rate.”Charities interested in participating or finding out more can contact Sarah Wilson at [email protected] or 07860 848031.  177 total views,  3 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12  178 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Melanie May | 6 April 2018 | Newslast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement NewsBreaking newsPrison sentence for gangland murder targetBy admin – November 1, 2013 1290 Twitter Facebook THE man believed to have been the intended target of the gangland shooting that claimed the life of Garryowen rugby player Shane Geoghegan has been jailed for handling stolen goods and driving while disqualified.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up John “Pitchfork” McNamara (36) pleaded guilty of handling two stolen televisions at his home in Clonmore, Kilteragh, Dooradoyle earlier this month.Judge Eugene O’Kelly sentenced the convicted drug dealer to four months in prison for handling stolen goods after he admitted to buying two Smart televisions from the “back of a white van”.Inspector Seamus Ruane said that gardaí from Roxboro station searched McNamara’s home and found the LG flat screen hi-tech televisions worth €2,400 that had been stolen from a electrical retailer earlier this year.Defence solicitor Ted McCarthy said his client didn’t go looking for the televisions but “couldn’t resist the offer being made to him”.Mr McCarthy said that his client should have known that better but had admitted to the offence at the time of his arrest.Imposing a four month prison sentence, Judge O’Kelly said that “anybody who purchases high-end electrical goods from the back of a van knows very well they are of dubious origin”,In a subsequent case before the court, McNamara, who had 21 previous convictions, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified near his home on January 1, 2013.Judge O’Kelly jailed him for six months and disqualified him from driving for six years. WhatsAppcenter_img Email Previous article51 Shades of MaggieNext articleJailed for storing guns and €1m worth of drugs admin Print Linkedinlast_img read more

first_img WhatsApp GEEK: Password managers make life simpler, more secure Facebook Facebook By admin – March 11, 2018 >> Jeff Werner is a software engineer and has been writing this column since 2007. Q: What is your favorite ‘password keeper’ app? and Why?– Jeri R.Midland, TexasA: Well now, Jeri, you’re trying to get this unpaid, freelance columnist/Geek to endorse a product, but that’s something that I’ve said since the very first edition of It’s Geek To Me published in July of 2007 that I would not do. I’m happy to do reviews if vendors want to send me product samples (hint, hint, vendors!) but I don’t really feel like I should stake my name and reputation (if I even have one) on any one particular brand of something when there are labs out there that actually get paid to put products through their paces and offer a semi-scientific analysis, rather than an unobjective opinion. Don’t feel bad though, you’re not the only one who asks me about my favorite of this or that. Why, just a few weeks ago, during my appearance at the 2018 Northwest Florida Computer Expo, one of the attendees at my Q&A session asked me a very similar question; in that case, which password manager do I use? Because I’m such an honest Geek, I had to admit that I don’t currently use a password manager at all. However, that’s not because I don’t think they are a great idea for managing passwords. They’re just not a perfect fit for me, and the way I use my systems.If you care to take a peek into the column archives over on ItsGeekToMe.co, you’ll find password managers discussed in at least two past column, specifically, I.G.T.M. #439, December 20, 2015, and I.G.T.M. #492, December 25, 2016. In these columns I did discuss particular password managers, but that was because the readers writing-in asked about specific products by name. In your case, I think I’d rather tell you about the features that would make any particular password manager my favorite, so that when you go to consider them, you can make sure the one you choose has those features.An obvious first step is making sure the software meets the needs of all your devices. If you have a PC and an Android tablet, make sure it works on both. Same if you have a Mac and an iPad. The implementation should be relatively seamless, and automatically sync across all your devices. Next, check what kind of encryption the product uses to store the list of passwords that it’s managing for you. After all, it wouldn’t be very secure if it just kept them in a human-readable list. Look for words like “AES 256-bit” which is a high-level encryption such as that used by banking institutions and governments.The product should automatically generate super-strong passwords for you, rather than making you supply them, or even pick them. In the ultimate scenario using a password manager, you yourself wouldn’t even know the passwords, because you would trust the password manager to handle it all for you. When properly set-up, the only password you should have to remember is the one for the password manager itself.Make sure the product handles a broad implementation of password applications. By that I mean make sure it can deal with passwords everywhere you use them, including logging in to the computer, establishing Wi-Fi, inside any application programs, and especially on the huge diversity of websites that require logins. This is where a good password manager really shines, and offers the most bang for the buck over trying to manage passwords yourself, as it will generate unique, difficult to guess or crack passwords, whereas people tend to use familiar things such as the names of kids or pets, birthdays or keyboard patterns, and think they’re fooling hackers (hint: they’re not!).Finally, make sure the password manager you choose is capable of maintaining the fleet of passwords for which it’s responsible. It should be able to perform periodic, automatic updates to passwords, say every 90 days.The rigors of good password management in the modern age have slipped past simply being a good idea to becoming downright mandatory if you want to protect your personal information and your identity. It’s just too complicated for people to do a proper job by manually tracking them, so they end up using words like PASSWORD or QWERTY as a password, and/or using the same password for multiple sites. A good password manager will put an end to all that, and make you far more secure as you navigate your online life. WhatsApp Twitter Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Previous articleAllstate ranks Midland County third stormiest county in TexasNext articleMATTER OF RECORD: Feb. 28 through Mar. 9 adminlast_img read more

first_imgBloomington IL Police Department(ROCKFORD, Ill.) — The suspect in the fatal shooting of a sheriff’s deputy Thursday at a hotel in Rockford, Illinois, has now been taken into custody after barricading himself in his car following a high-speed chase, Illinois State Police confirmed to ABC News.The suspect, identified as Floyd E. Brown, 39, lost control of his vehicle during the chase and careened off Interstate 55 between Bloomington and Springfield and crashed into a ravine, said Master Sgt. Sam Thomas of the Illinois State Police. He then barricaded himself in his car Thursday afternoon.The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Twitter that the deputy wounded in the shooting had died. Deputy Jacob Keltner was a member of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department and assigned to the U.S. Marshalls Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, the sheriff’s office said.“We regret to inform you that shortly after 3:30 p.m. [Central time] today Deputy Jacob Keltner has passed away,” the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office tweeted.At an afternoon news conference, Trooper Sean Ramsey of the Illinois State Police said Brown had barricaded himself in his car and police had been trying to establish communication with him to convince him to surrender. He said Brown was still armed with at least one gun during the standoff.“We want it to end peacefully,” Ramsey said prior to Brown’s arrest. “You never want to end a life.”The shooting occurred at 9:15 a.m. local time as the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force from the Great Lakes Region was attempting to arrest Brown at an Extended Stay America hotel, officials said. He had several outstanding warrants, including two burglary warrants, a failure to appear warrant and a parole violation, Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said in a press conference Thursday night.Lt. Kurt Whisenand of the Rockford Police Department said that as task force members approached Brown’s room on the third floor of the hotel, Brown allegedly opened fire. Ramsey added that Brown allegedly shot through the door, hitting the sheriff’s deputy outside in the hallway.Whisenand said Brown is believed to have fired a rifle at the task force members and then fled out a window, leaving a female acquaintance with a bullet wound in the hotel room.Whisenand said no members of the task force fired their weapons, and investigators believe Brown shot the woman in the hotel room.Authorities did not name the female acquaintance but said on Thursday night that she had been treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital and released. She was not in custody and there were no charges against her, O’Shea said.“It’s a dark day here and certainly his family is in our prayers,” Jack Franks, the McHenry County Board Chairman, told ABC News, referring to Deputy Keltner.Authorities initially said Brown was 45 years old, and that the deputy was a U.S. Marshal.Brown fled the hotel in a Mercury Grand Marquis.His car was spotted headed south on Interstate 55 and police chased him into Logan County, WLS-TV reported. The chase reached speeds of 100 miles per hour and the driver was pointing a gun outside his vehicle window at police pursuing him, ABC station WLS-TV in Chicago reported.Thomas said the car went off the road and into a ravine. It was not immediately clear if Brown was injured.Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite-Ross said on Thursday night that upon learning of Keltner’s death, Brown’s charges had been upgraded to first-degree murder with a mandatory penalty of life in prison. Brown is currently waiting to be transported to Winnebago County.“Jake was a fine young man,” said McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim Thursday night. “We’re truly going to miss him.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgMarilyn Nieves/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(CHICAGO) — Defense attorneys for alleged killer Kyle Rittenhouse argued on Friday that it would be dangerous to extradite the 17-year-old teenager, citing fears of retaliation and a divided political climate.Rittenhouse, an alleged white supremacist accused of killing two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the wake of an officer-involved shooting, appeared via Zoom for an Illinois hearing where his attorney contested the teen’s extradition to Wisconsin to face homicide and other charges in connection with the August shootings.The hearing, which lasted about five minutes, ended Friday morning without a decision and it’s unclear when the judge will issue a ruling. The judge gave state prosecutors seven days to respond to the motion and scheduled an in-person hearing for Oct. 30.“There is a massive amount of video evidence that shows … beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is not a legitimate criminal prosecution, it is a political prosecution,” John Pierce, Rittenhouse’s attorney, told the judge.Pierce also reiterated claims levied Thursday in a 16-page petition for a writ of habeas corpus, describing the case in court as “a very unique, extraordinary situation” and noting that there was “no reason to rush.”He also requested sufficient time to challenge the extradition: “There is a presidential candidate in the heat of arguably the most heated election, perhaps ever, certainly since 1860, that has inflamed the situation, And we simply ask that that this detainee’s due process rights be observed so we can challenge this in a proper way and ensure that this is a legitimate criminal prosecution and not something else.”While Piece did not mention either presidential candidate, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign has criticized President Donald Trump’s failure to condemn white supremacists. A campaign video featured Rittenhouse on the streets of Kenosha. Attorney Lin Wood, who is helping to raise funds for Rittenhouse’s defense, threatened to sue the Biden campaign for libel on behalf of Rittenhouse in response to the video.Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, allegedly traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the wake of fierce protest over the case of Jacob Blake, a Black man who was allegedly shot in the back by police in front of his children.Rittenhouse allegedly shot and killed protester Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, of Kenosha, and Anthony Huber, 26, of Silver Lake. Rosenbaum allegedly followed Rittenhouse into a used car lot and confronted him in an attempt to disarm him before his death, according to a criminal complaint. The medical examiner found that Rosenbaum was shot in the groin and back — which fractured his pelvis and perforated his right lung and liver — and his left hand. He also suffered a superficial wound to his left thigh and a graze wound to his forehead.Rittenhouse was chased by protestors and fell, according to the criminal complaint. At that point, Huber tried to pull Rittenhouse’s gun away when he was allegedly shot and killed, according to the complaint. Rittenhouse then allegedly shot Grosskreutz, who had his hands in the air, in the right arm, according to the complaint.The 26-year-old Grosskreutz of West Allis, was injured in the shooting.Rittenhouse faces charges of first-degree intentional homicide, one count of first-degree reckless homicide, one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment. He would face a mandatory life sentence if convicted on the first-degree intentional homicide charge alone.ABC News’ Jim Hill, Morgan Winsor, Josh Margolin and Jack Date contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgHR managers rejected a motion that employees need their privacy protectedagainst big brother employers. During a debate set up by the Employment LawyersAssociation and the Institute of Personnel and Development last month, Dr CliveMorton of Anglian Water Services said that openness, consultation and workplaceagreements would mean no new laws were needed. Jose Pottinger, director of the US engine manufacturer Cummins, said arational rather than emotional response was needed. Most surveillance tacticswere not used to gain unfair advantage but to gather data for research andtraining. If employee monitoring was intrusive, employees would vote with theirfeet, she added. But most were supportive of a level of surveillance if theyknew when, for how long and under what criteria. Speaking for the motion, Robin Allen QC argued the law provided littleprotection for employee privacy unlike rules on unfair dismissal, redundancy,discrimination, the payment of wages and Tupe. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Motion to protect employee privacy deniedOn 1 Apr 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

first_imgThe report by the working group on the Regulation of Property Agents (ROPA) proposes a single, mandatory and legally enforceable Code of Practice for property agents; a system of minimum entry requirements and continuing professional development for property agents. The industry response so far is extremely positive.Lord Best, who chaired the ROPA working group, said, “These recommendations could lead to some agencies closing but would ultimately create a better industry. There is evidence that greater regulation, monitoring and increased fairness has improved the stability of the sector.”Peter Bolton King, Global Standards Director, RICS said, on Twitter, “For years I’ve called for better regulation of agents + minimum standards. Delighted to see important report from Lord Best.”His comments were responded to by Cllr Charles Fyfield, who said, “The solution has been sitting on the Statute Books for 40 years – s.22 of the Estate Agency Act 1979. I need a Licence to run my Church Lottery to sell you a £1 ticket but I don’t need a Licence to sell you a £1m house.”The report also aims to explore fees, charges and the ability to choose a managing agent for leaseholders and freeholders. “These proposals are both welcome and long overdue if the rest of the UK is to be brought into line with the Scottish system”, says David Alexander, Joint MD at the Scottish property firm Apropos by DJ Alexander. “Those who fear such change should not be worried. Rather than destroying the sector in Scotland these changes have made it stronger and more effective.”Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark and David Cox, Chief Executive, ARLA Propertymark said, “This is a significant moment for those in the property industry and a huge leap forward in stamping out bad practice.We have long called for Government intervention to ensure everyone in the industry is licensed, adheres to a strict code of practice and holds at least a Level 3 qualification (A-level). Following the extensive considerations by the working group, it is now for Government to create the structures for a properly regulated industry, whose professional knowledge and skills are trusted and respected by all.”Isobel Thomson, Chief Executive, safeagent said, “We welcome and congratulate Lord Best for this wide-ranging report setting out a blueprint for a professional regulated property sector which, if fully implemented, would ultimately offer consumers the same level of protection they already experience in other areas of their everyday lives.“We provided input to the RoPA working group supporting plans for minimum qualifications for agents in England. We are pleased that there is recognition that any new regulator should consider supporting qualifications and training providers to use e-learning which safeagent has championed as the accessible and cost effective route for agents to obtain professional development.”David Alexander added, “These increasing failure rates in the English sector are occurring before the impact of the Tenants Fees Act, or the proposed ending of no-fault evictions and open-ended tenancies have come into place. The sector must understand that greater regulation is coming, and the best property management companies are already prepared and ready for the changes which will occur. Those who aren’t prepared are undoubtedly going to face financial difficulties in adapting to the new way of operating.”Read more about ROPA.Lord Best Ropa NAEA Propertymark Mark Hayward peter bolton king Isobel Thomson property industry RICS ARLA regulations SAFEagent Sheila Manchester David Cox July 19, 2019The NegotiatorOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 19th July 2019 at 8:21 amObviously trade bodies and training entities look to embrace further regulation, as it is their interest, but what amazes me is that the people in the frontline, doing agency every day, are never consulted, and being the last to be in the know, obviously have a more jaundiced point of view.This ivory tower approach goes a long way to explain why we get another government report with an opening premise that the public do not trust agents, so further regulation will solve this. How many members of the general public were asked the question, what cross section of the public? had they used our services? Or was it just an anecdotal thought of an aged peer, smoking a cigar in the exclusion of a private members club in St James’s. Maybe, the report should have done a survey on how trusting the public were of MP’s and Lord’s.My experience is that overwhelmingly vendors, landlords, buyers and tenants in the main do trust agents that is why there is so much repeat business. Maybe, it is time that trade bodies, and industry grandees instead of embracing more regulation, regulation which might actually undermine their present power base, actually took time to positively put forward to the ‘doubting public’ the real solid hardworking and professional way that 99% of the agents conduct themselves at present.I think it is high time that agents actually educated the general public into how complicated agency is, then the perceived ‘disconnect and distrust’ that is the genesis of the latest government recommendations might be stopped in its tracks and instead the government might actually do things that help an industry which performs a very vital role, both to the economy and on a personal level to millions of people.Maybe I should set up the ‘positive face of agents’ movement where the general public and agents can post their ‘positive’ experiences so that a fuller and deeper picture of the industry can be more roundly appreciated. Thoughts?Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Worried by ROPA? Don’t panic – more regulation is good for professionals previous nextRegulation & LawWorried by ROPA? Don’t panic – more regulation is good for professionalsIndustry leaders support an initiative to create a stronger property industry that will exclude rogue operators.Sheila Manchester19th July 20191 Comment817 Viewslast_img read more

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today ACS Receives Two More Keel Blocks for Australia’s First Air Warfare Destroyer Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that two more keel blocks had been delivered to Adelaide to construct Australia’s first Air Warfare Destroyer. This follows the delivery of the first keel block last month.The blocks were constructed at the Williamstown shipyard in Melbourne. They were loaded on to barges last week and transported to Adelaide over the weekend.Mr Clare said this was another step forward in the $8 billion project to construct three new warships for the Royal Australian Navy.“This is Australia’s biggest shipbuilding project,” Mr Clare said. “90 separate blocks will be constructed to build the three most powerful warships the Royal Australian Navy has ever operated. About 70 blocks like this will be shipped to Adelaide over the next four years to be consolidated into Air Warfare Destroyers. These blocks weigh approximately 190 tonnes each. They are about 19 metres long, 17 metres wide and five metres high and will form part of the keel of the first warship – HMAS Hobart (III).”The steel blocks are being built at shipyards in Adelaide (ASC), Melbourne (BAE Systems​), Newcastle (Forgacs) and Ferrol, Spain (Navantia). Three sonar blocks are being constructed in Spain and the United Kingdom.The blocks will now be removed from the barge and transported by a large multi-wheeled vehicle to the pre-fit-out facility. Further work on the blocks will then be completed including blast and paint, fitting pipes, installing communications and electrical cables and fitting internal walls.Construction has begun on all main blocks for the first ship and work has also begun on blocks for the second ship, HMAS Brisbane (III). Next year work will begin on blocks for the third ship, HMAS Sydney (V) and the first ship will start to be consolidated in Adelaide.Mr Clare thanked the more than 1,000 people currently working on the ships across the three Australian shipyards.“The workers constructing these blocks are doing important work – building new warships for the Royal Australian Navy,” Mr Clare said.“They’re working hard and I thank them for their efforts.”[mappress]Source: navy, September 28, 2011 View post tag: Australia’s View post tag: Destroyer View post tag: more Industry news View post tag: News by topic View post tag: receives View post tag: For View post tag: air View post tag: first September 28, 2011 View post tag: Warfare View post tag: Naval View post tag: two View post tag: ACS View post tag: Blocks ACS Receives Two More Keel Blocks for Australia’s First Air Warfare Destroyer View post tag: Navy View post tag: KEEL Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgChristmas sales have closed the gap between the big four retailers, with a difference in sales growth of just 0.9% between them all.As Tesco, Morrisons, Asda and Sainsbury’s compete in the ongoing price war, figures from Kantar Worldpanel have shown what it called the smallest gap in sales performance it has ever recorded.In terms of statistics, Sainsbury’s came out top within the big four, with sales falling 0.7% compared to Tesco, which fell 1.2% and Asda and Morrisons, which both fell 1.6%.Fraser McKevitt head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel, said: “Sales at Sainsbury’s fell by 0.7% over the latest period, but in a tough market this was the best performance among the big four supermarkets. Sainsbury’s traditionally performs well at Christmas, and its seasonal boost this year means it is now Britain’s second-largest grocer for the first time since it lost the position in 2003. Given the seasonal nature of this share increase, there is a high likelihood that Asda will retake the number two spot later in the year.”As the trend for buying from discounters continues, Aldi and Lidl have grown by 22.6% and 15.1%, to finish the year with market shares of 4.8% and 3.5% respectively. Kantar said that Christmas sales had given a welcome boost to the retailers.McKevitt continued: “Shoppers chose to buy a little bit more this Christmas compared with last year, a trend that has pushed sales growth up to 0.6%. This is low in historical terms, but a rally for the supermarkets compared with recent months.last_img read more