Boots raises £151,000 for British Heart Foundation

first_img From January to March Boots has raised £151,000 in support of the British Heart Foundation (BHF).Boots customers nationwide have purchased exclusive gifts at their local Boots store including; a special heart shaped pin badge and a mini Love Note pad, in support of the BHF’s Valentine Appeal 2007.The BHF Valentine Appeal aimed to raise £1m to help fund BHF Heart Nurses and the charity’s Heart Information Line, to care for and support more heart patients and their families. 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. This is the second year running that Boots has shown it’s support by getting behind the BHF’s Valentine Appeal, raising almost double that of last year’s fundraising figure.  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 June 2007 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Boots raises £151,000 for British Heart Foundationlast_img read more

Kerry Butler to Star in Under My Skin Off-Broadway

first_img In Under My Skin, a twist of fate leads to love and laughs when New York’s most eligible bachelor Harrison Baddish (Walton), and a single, working mother Melody Dent (Butler), hilariously experience each other’s lives and see things from a very different perspective. Sex, love and healthcare? These three things that we need but don’t always necessarily get, are all touched upon in Under My Skin, which will star Tony nominee Kerry Butler and Matt Walton off-Broadway. Written by Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser and directed by Kirsten Sanderson, the comedy will begin previews April 5. Opening night is set for May 15 at The Little Shubert Theatre. Related Shows Under My Skin Butler received a Tony nod for Xanadu. Other Broadway credits include Catch Me If You Can, The Best Man, Hairspray, Little Shop of Horrors, Les Miserables, Rock of Ages and Beauty and the Beast. Walton originated the role of Harrison Baddish at The Pasadena Playhouse. Screen credits include Burn After Reading and One Life to Live. Also reprising the role that she originated at The Pasadena Playhouse will be Megan Sikora as Nanette. Her Broadway credits include Gentleman Prefer Blondes, How to Succeed in Business and Promises, Promises. Additional cast members include: Allison Strong (Bye Bye Birdie) as Casey, Kate Loprest (First Date) and Andrew Polk.center_img Sternin and Fraser are the creative forces behind The Nanny and Who’s The Boss? Under My Skin will have scenic design by Stephen Dobay, costume design by Lara de Bruijn, lighting design by Driscoll Otto and sound design by Janie Bullard. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on June 8, 2014last_img read more

Juggling the demands of regulatory change in 2016

first_imgAs a compliance officer in today’s regulatory environment, it’s easy to pinball between hot button regulations that dominate the headlines. But the frantic pace of regulatory change has made it nearly impossible for credit unions to keep up with the latest changes – let alone ensure compliance with existing regulations. After analyzing the latest Banking Compliance Index (BCI) figures, three trends stand out for 2016:    The enforcement climate is still hot, and only getting hotter.    Many institutions lack compliance with longstanding, fundamental statutes.    Agencies are still introducing change at a burdensome pace. Acclimating to a “New Normal”Anyone examining this quarter’s BCI figures closely will notice the jump in the enforcement rate against financial institutions up to 11.19 percent, which eclipses the enforcement rates of the preceding two quarters.Historically, the BCI tracked wild enforcement rate fluctuations within calendar years; for instance, over the past three years, the BCI has been in a range of 6.87% at the start of 2013 on the low end to 12.9% in Q2 of 2015. But more recently, we’ve seen enforcement rates steadily creep higher: over the last five quarters, the enforcement rate has consistently remained above 10 percent.This data supports the argument that bankers must acclimate to a “new normal,” where more than one in 10 financial institutions could face enforcement action in any given year.In our experience, some compliance leaders mistakenly believe focusing on the newest or most popular regulation for a short period of time will keep their institution safe from scrutiny or action. Our research team in the Regulatory Operations Center® has confirmed what bankers have long known: it takes regulatory bodies months if not years after introducing a new rule to begin cracking down. The average time from a new rule’s effective date to its first appearance in adverse examination-related findings is approximately two years.Back to BasicsHaving analyzed Q1 2016’s enforcement actions, one thing is clear: many institutions still struggle to comply with basic regulations that have been in place for years.The Bank Secrecy Act and Safety and Soundness standards aren’t new, and Call Reports have always required timely filing. But violations of those and other longstanding rules still cost institutions millions of dollars last quarter.With limited resources, compliance leaders can struggle to ensure their institution stays on the straight and narrow. They can often find themselves too distracted by incessant streams of new rules to chip away at the cumulative regulatory burden or take action to shore up fundamental compliance weaknesses. Bouncing from new regulatory item to new regulatory item, despite good intentions, doesn’t make institutions immune from examination woes or enforcement actions.What’s Sustainable?Amidst higher rates of enforcement, regulatory agencies still introduced 69 regulatory changes in Q1 2016, which equates to over 425 hours each institution must spend to ensure compliance with just these new requirements. At the end of the day, institutions still need the efforts of more than one full-time employee just to keep up with the most recent regulatory issuances from the previous quarter.Our team has also noticed a greater degree of complexity as well as specialization in the newest regulations, making it even more difficult for institutions to ensure compliance. And the volume of regulatory changes from quarter to quarter remains incredibly volatile and unpredictable. It’s challenging for compliance leaders to make sound staffing and forecasting decisions when they may need to pore over more than 4,000 pages of new regulations in one quarter (as was the case in Q4 2015) and 1,500 pages in another (as was the case for Q1 2016). A tripling of workload over a 90-day period, followed by a subsequent reduction to more normal levels immediately afterwards, can be difficult to accommodate using traditional methods.The self-directed approach to compliance management is proving difficult and unsustainable, if not impossible. When examiners come calling, they prefer to see detailed records of actionable progress to ensure compliance with regulations in question. An institution that can’t produce suitable evidence of its compliance actions finds itself in jeopardy of examiner criticism. An even worse consequence than unhappy examiners are inefficient business processes that mean dollars lost to ineffective outcomes. Given the perils of getting it wrong, it’s time for institutions to update their approaches to regulatory change management. By introducing better methods and modern technology to their compliance management systems, institutions can properly identify, evaluate and manage the many risks facing their organizations. 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Pam Perdue Pam is a distinguished regulatory expert with over 20 years of experience in compliance. In her career, Pam has served as a chief compliance officer, an educator and consultant for … Web: www.continuity.net Detailslast_img read more

700 customers lost power after truck took down transformer in Endwell

first_img—– The transformer caught fire and emergency crews were called to the scene. The New York State Police Department says the load ramp was left in an elevated position when the truck caught the wires and pulled down a transformer which caught fire. Police say the asphalt melted. 1:54 P.M. UPDATE: A 12 News crew on the scene reports the fire is now out. Power is estimated to be restored at 3:15 p.m. 3:00 P.M. UPDATE: —– —– ENDWELL (WBNG) — NYSEG tells 12 News a truck struck a transformer on Kentucky Avenue Tuesday afternoon resulting in the power outage. ENDWELL (WBNG) — According to the NYSEG Power Outage Map, hundreds of customers have had their power restored. ENDWELL (WBNG) — Authorities tell 12 News a tow truck driver pulled down wires from a utility pole on Kentucky Avenue in Endwell. According to the NYSEG Power Outage Map, 712 customers are powerless. The driver of the truck was not injured. ENDWELL (WBNG) — NYSEG is reporting hundreds of customers are without power Tuesday afternoon. A cause for the outage is unknown. 2:33 P.M. UPDATE:last_img read more

SENSATIONAL STAR STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2016

first_imgTRAINER QUOTES -30- FLAVIEN PRAT, RICHARD’S BOY, SECOND: “I had a good race today. Last time I rode him, I wasn’t on the lead and I think being on the lead today made all the difference. He’s so much better on the turf, he did a great job. It’s always sad to be beat by so little, but I don’t have any excuses.” GARY STEVENS, BOOZER, WINNER: “He loves this turf course. He runs well off the hill even though he hasn’t run off it for a while. Mark had him sharp today and he broke real sharp. I just followed Mike (Smith, aboard Forest Chatter) the whole way down the hill and when we crossed the dirt, I pushed the button and he just ground it out. He’s a lot of fun to ride, he’s a true professional.“I knew when I got up to the top of the hill before the race that he was sharp. He was on his toes; he was dancin’ and prancin’ around. He went into the gate aggressive. I told Mark this morning that I was going to try and put him on the lead, or close to it and he just smiled at me.” MARK GLATT, BOOZER, WINNER: “He comes with his game every time. Sometimes they’re a little bit better than him and sometimes we’re running him at a distance that he’s not at his best, because he’s a good Cal-bred, and to run against Cal-bred company, sometimes the distances fluctuate a little bit.“I think a mile, a mile and a sixteenth are his best distances, a mile and an eighth is a hair too far, and he runs good down the hill. I wasn’t really concerned about him shortening up. He’s pretty versatile.”center_img AL AND SANDEE KIRKWOOD, OWNERS, BOOZER, WINNER: “He’s definitely paid his way for us. We’ve had a lot of fun with him. He’s always competitive. He’s hardly ever off the board. He won a hundred -grander coming down the hill before (California Flag Handicap, Oct. 18, 2014). We ran him a mile-and-an-eighth last time, he ran third behind some real good horses, so we decided he had a little extra wind for this race and he sure did. Gary did a good job riding him and Mark Glatt’s done a good job training him.” NOTES: Winning owners Al and Sandee Kirkwood are from Ridgefield, Washington. They have been in racing since 1988. JOCKEY QUOTES last_img read more