PUBLISHED: 07:41 28 April 2019 | UPDATED: 07:41 28 April 2019 David Hannant: Local democracy reporter Friends of the Norwich Museums chairman Chris Sanham and the Castle Museum well. Picture: David Hannant Archant It is one of Norwich Castle Museum’s most popular features, nestled in its historic keep. Friends of the Norwich Museums volunteers counting coins from the Castle Museum well. Picture: FNMFor most museum visitors, dropping a coin into the 36-metre deep well, making a wish and listening out for that magical plop is a quintessential part of the trip.But just what happens to the coins once they have made their descent to the depths of the well?Around three or four times per year the coins are collected, and donated to the Friends of the Norwich Museums (FNM), a near 100-year-old independent charity which supports the city's three main museums.However, the journey of these coins is far more complex than one might imagine.Friends of Norwich … [Read more...] about What happens to the money you drop in the well at the Castle Museum
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Want to earn up to $600 for preaching the gospel of Philadelphia tap water? Well, you’re in luck: now is your time to shine. The Philadelphia Water Department – thanks to a few like-minded partners and funding from the William Penn Foundation – is about to launch its “Drink Philly Tap Water Ambassador” program. You’re running out of time to apply, though, as the deadline for consideration is 5 p.m. Monday. (More on that at the bottom of this story.)Per the application, “Tap Water Ambassadors will contribute to Drink Philly Tap by serving as tap water champions. Ambassadors will spread the message that Philadelphia tap water is safe, affordable, and sustainable, using strategies that are appropriate for their neighborhoods and communities.” Laura Copeland, spokeswoman for the Water Department, said the idea came about from research that found 39 percent of Philadelphians drink bottled water at home. “This is an effort to try and … [Read more...] about Here’s how you can earn $600 by drinking Philly tap water
BANKING giant JP Morgan has launched its first cryptocurrency - and it could change the way we use money forever. The lender - which moves more than £4trillion around the world every day - is set to transfer cash using 'JPM Coin' over the next few months. The virtual coin forms part of the bank's plans to use cryptocurrency technology blockchain to underpin all its major transactions in the future. BRING ME HOME Brit ISIS schoolgirl begs to come home to have baby… but doesn't regret going BreakingROYAL PARDON Philip's relief as CPS drops car smash probe after Duke handed in licence MID-AIR PANIC Turbulence sends plane into TWO nosedives hurling drinks cart and injuring 3 Exclusive'where's Aimee?' Moment cops storm drug party flat after Geordie Shore star's fatal fall 'ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES' Brit lives won’t be risked to save ISIS bride, says minister CommentARTHUR EDWARDS Lighten up, Meghan. You’re not the new Di and you must end phoney media war JP Morgan's … [Read more...] about JPM Coin – JP Morgan announces world’s first cryptocurrency created by a bank and it could change the way we use money forever
Dayana Yochim Nerdwallet Published 10:09 PM EST Jan 27, 2019 Precision isn’t always possible when it comes to retirement planning. That doesn’t mean you have to wing it and hope your savings don’t expire before you do. Looking at the income, living expenses and life spans of today’s retirees can help you make the right financial moves so your golden years aren’t tarnished by an unexpected shortfall. What’s an ‘average’ retirement cost? Government and Gallup data reveal a lot about what retirement is like for Americans today. It starts at age 61, even though many tell Gallup they planned to work longer. And based on some morbid math — the average remaining life expectancy of someone who’s made it to their early 60s (23.3 years), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — you should plan to be retired for at least a few decades. Your mileage may vary based on things such as your work (accountant … [Read more...] about How to estimate the money you will need for retirement
POLITICS 11/19/2018 11:05 am ET Legal marijuana markets, psychedelic therapies and drugs and the Me Too movement are just a few of the topics covered in this year's Global Drug Survey. By Nick Wing Drug use is typically a taboo subject in the U.S., a nation that has dedicated decades of work and billions of dollars trying unsuccessfully to suppress the human desire to chemically alter one’s consciousness. But now, for the eighth straight year, the Global Drug Survey is once again providing a platform for Americans and the rest of the world to engage in an honest conversation about the positives and negatives of how we consume legal and illicit substances. Researchers hope to gather tens of thousands of responses from drug users in the U.S., which they’ll use to promote safer habits and inform future debates around drug policy. The surveys are conducted anonymously. Go here for more information on how respondents’ data is used. (Click here to … [Read more...] about Do You Use Drugs? You Can Help The Global Drug Survey Start An Honest Dialogue.