Selco raises £30,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Nationwide builder’s merchants Selco have this year raised £30,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.A cheque for the latest £10,000 was handed to the charity at the opening of their new Tottenham branch in White Hart Lane last month by ex-Tottenham Captain Gary Mabbutt.The company aims to raise over £100,000 for Macmillan over the next two years, and has been holding a variety of fundraising events in stores across the country. Advertisement Tagged with: corporate Research / statistics Howard Lake | 11 November 2012 | News www.selcobw.comcenter_img Selco raises £30,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

£3m Dream Fund open for applications

first_img Tagged with: Funding People’s Postcode Lottery AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis66  504 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis66 People’s Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund opens to applications today (2 September), with a total of £3 million available and a top award of £1.5 million.Open to charities and community groups across Great Britain, the Dream Pot encourages collaboration between charities and good causes by encouraging them to apply together for funding for their dream project.Funding from the scheme will be offered over three years from 2020, and Postcode Dream Trust is encouraging applications from projects which seek to achieve systemic change by addressing an important social or environmental problem through innovation and collaboration.So far, the Dream Fund has invested more than £12 million in 29 projects across Britain, with previous winners including Search Dog Heroes (pictured), a joint project between Missing People and Lowland Rescue, and Make Fashion Circular, an initiative developed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation with the Royal Society for the Arts. Advertisement Updated 2 September, changing eligible area from UK to Great Britain.  503 total views,  2 views today Laura Chow, Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, said: “This announcement marks the start of an exciting process which will see £3 million raised by our players awarded to truly inspirational projects.“The Dream Fund has made a remarkable difference to so many projects over the last nine years, and I have no doubt that we’ll see many more bold and courageous ideas submitted this year. Good luck to all the applicants.”Applications can be made from today until Tuesday 15 October, with winners announced in March next year.  Melanie May | 2 September 2019 | News £3m Dream Fund open for applications 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 read more

Community Outreach Center gets Little Free Library

first_img Community Outreach Center gets Little Free Library Twitter Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp EducationECISDLocal News By Odessa American – February 8, 2021 center_img WhatsApp Facebook Ector County ISD’s Community Outreach Center became got its first Little Free Library Monday, courtesy of Georgia Hayse. Hayse has given of her time with ECISD’s Volunteers & Partners program for 30 years since her two sons were young. Most of her three decades have been spent at Gonzales Elementary School. She purchased the Little Free Library, which is shaped like a small house and has a glass front door, and decorated it. “I’m a a firm believer that children need to read. They need access to books,” Hayse said. “Not everybody can make it to the library …” Hayse credits a teacher named Jesse Smith with starting her volunteer career. “She thought I could hang the moon when I didn’t think I could and she taught me at 34 years old that I didn’t have to be scared to talk in front of people. I could handle things and so I’ve been doing it ever since,” Hayse said. The children are what keeps her going. “I love kids. I love when the little light bulb goes off. They struggle and struggle then all of a sudden one day it’s bing,” Hayse said. A native Odessan, Hayse and her husband, Wilbur, have two sons. The couple has been married for 43 years. Scott Randolph, director of school attendance at the Community Outreach Center, said families come through when they register for school. This is the first official Little Free Library the center has had. “In the past, we’ve had a little Tupperware box on the ground that said ‘free’ and every once in a while we would have books, so this the first real system like this we have,” Randolph said. He added that he thinks people will enjoy having it there. It will be placed outside on a stand and include books for all ages. “Often times, we’ll get families that will be in shelters and they really have nothing with them, so whenever they would see free stuff in the box they’ll take it. The kids love it. It’s definitely needed. We also have a food bank here, so families that are needy will come and they’ll get food and stuff like that so this just ties into the education so beautifully,” Randolph said. He added that he can obtain clothes and they have a uniform closet and can help with basic needs. Debbie Lieb, community engagement specialist-volunteers, said VIPS’ goal was to have a Little Free Library at every campus. “Georgia just said let me buy one; where do we need one and so this is the place. She bought it, she decorated it; she’s donating it,” Lieb said. “She has such a generous heart. She keeps giving,” Lieb added. She said she loves reading. “It’s one of my favorite things and I really want everyone to have access to books to read. I love to cook, so cookbooks are always fun; getting new recipes as well. … This is my hometown, so I love giving back to my community,” Lieb said. She added that she has two Little Free Libraries that need to be adopted and she needs volunteer to deliver meals to ECISD’s remote learners. If anyone is interested, they should contact Lieb at 432-456-9012 or [email protected] Pinterest TAGS  Previous articleEvoqua Water Technologies Announces Launch of Secondary Public OfferingNext articleOAT020921 Free library Odessa Americanlast_img read more

The Industry Pulse: Updates on Mr. Cooper, Black Knight, and More …

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Industry Pulse: Updates on Mr. Cooper, Black Knight, and More … Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Black Knight Financial Services Company News Mr. Cooper Nationstar Mortgage Northsight Management Posetivo & Associates stern & Eisenberg The Industry Pulse truly noble services 2018-02-15 David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Black Knight Financial Services Company News Mr. Cooper Nationstar Mortgage Northsight Management Posetivo & Associates stern & Eisenberg The Industry Pulse truly noble services The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Which companies are merging, and what professionals are moving? See some highlights in this update of the housing and mortgage industries.WMIH Corp and Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc., with its flagship brand Mr. Cooper (formerly Nationstar), announced a merger earlier this week. The Dallas, Texas-based mortgage servicing company will merge with the former holding company of Washington Mutual Bank in a deal where Nationstar’s shareholders would get $1.2 billion in cash from WMIH Corp. and $702 million in shares of the new combined company that will trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol WMIH. Upon completing the transaction, the combined company’s Board of Directors will comprise seven members, including three from WMIH and four from Nationstar. “We expect this merger to create value for our shareholders in both the near and long-term, including immediate accretion on a cash EPS basis and a cash premium for those of our stockholders who elect to receive the cash merger consideration. I am passionately committed to continuing and accelerating our growth and investment as a leader in our industry, leveraging our best-in-class integrated servicing and origination platform,” said Jay Bray, CEO, and Chairman of Nationstar.____________________________________________________________________Black Knight, Inc., a provider of integrated software, data and analytics to the mortgage and real estate industries, announced that Anthony Jabbour will assume the role as the company’s CEO on April 1. Current CEO Tom Sanzone will become the company’s Vice Chairman of the Board and will assist with the transition. Jabbour was most recently the COO of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc.’s Banking and Payments business. In this role, he had global accountability for solution development, sales, and delivery of banking and payments offerings for clients of all sizes and in all geographic markets.“Anthony has a strong track record of successfully growing businesses both organically and through acquisitions, establishing strong client relationships and managing large, complex technology operations in the financial services industry,” said Bill Foley, Executive Chairman of Black Knight. “He will build on the strong foundation that Black Knight has established, and I am confident he and the management team at Black Knight will take the company to the next level.”____________________________________________________________________Stern & Eisenberg, a regional law firm servicing ten states and the District of Columbia with a team of over 50 attorneys and 200 staff announced the hiring of Elizabeth Potter in the role of Business Development Director and the promotion of Angela Wilson to the role of Client Relations Manager. Potter and Wilson will serve critical functions in the firm’s expanded Value Department, headed by Chief Value Officer Kathy Brady. Potter, who recently served as SVP of Business Development and Member Relations for the American Legal & Financial Network (ALFN), a national, legal-based trade association in the mortgage default industry, will spearhead the firm’s business development across all practices, business lines, and regions stretching from New York to Georgia.“We’re thrilled with the team we have in place,” said Brady. “Liz is an industry veteran and has seamlessly stepped into her role representing the firm and we’re excited about the business opportunities she will help us cultivate.”____________________________________________________________________Northsight Management LLC, a thriving mortgage field services provider offering a full array of default property management services, announced the finalization of its merger with Truly Noble Services, a well-respected Texas-based full-service general contractor. According to Josh Sarchet and Steve Johnson, Northsight principals, “We are confident this fusion of organizations will add significant expertise and strength to Northsight. The team at Truly Noble has a solid reputation within the REO repair space which will fortify Northsight’s service offerings, as well as further support and expand its current client base.”Based in Garland, Texas, Truly Noble Services was established in 1996 when James L. Easley, CEO and Chairman of the Board, launched the company after working to repair flooded homes throughout Dallas. Soon afterward, the company expanded into servicing the vacant property market. Truly Noble Services strives for three things on every job: 1) getting the work completed on time, 2) getting the work completed on budget, and 3) getting the work completed correctly the first time. Truly Noble now offers a wide array of repair and maintenance services across eight different Southeastern states, including their home state of Texas.____________________________________________________________________Rochester, Michigan-based law firm, Potestivo & Associates, P.C., has announced the appointment of Brenda Likavec, as Supervising Bankruptcy Attorney in their Chicago office. Likavec joined the team of 25 attorneys in January 2018. Prior to her role at Potestivo & Associates, Likavec was Managing Attorney for one of the largest consumer bankruptcy firms in the U.S. She has represented debtors in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 proceedings since 2011, handling adversaries, resolving objections, and multiple court calls. Likavec was selected for the Bankruptcy Liaison Committee for the Northern District of Illinois Bankruptcy Court for a two-year term in 2017. The committee includes Chief Judge Hollis as well as several other prominent Judges from the district. She is also a current member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.“We are delighted to welcome Brenda to our firm. It is exciting to grow our practice with talented, experienced attorneys who will provide our clients with outstanding legal and business services,” said Brian Potestivo, President-Managing Attorney, of Potestivo & Associates. The Industry Pulse: Updates on Mr. Cooper, Black Knight, and More … February 15, 2018 2,668 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Issuance Approaches $2 Trillion Next: Starter Home Values Rising at the Fastest Rate on the Market Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Share Save Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Buncrana lighthouse wins heritage award

first_img Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ As the Tidy Towns Award results announced yesterday are assessed around the country, a collaboration in Buncrana involving the local Town Council, Tidy Towns Committee and the Buncrana / West Inishowen Historical Society is celebrating a major accolade.The Buncrana Lighthouse Restoration Project won the Heritage Award.The eight metre tall lighthouse was first established on the Buncrana Pier in January 1876 and it was converted from oil to acetylene in 1916 and onto electric in 1951. It was decommissioned in 2009 by Irish Lights and restored and erected on the Shore Front a year later.Local Tidy Towns Chairman Seamus Mc Laughlin says it’s a significant restoration……….[podcast][/podcast] Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Buncrana lighthouse wins heritage award Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleExclusive:Consultants fear collapse of Letterkenny General frontline servicesNext article20-year-old facing charged in relation to Emmett Shiels murder walks free News Highland Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook News By News Highland – September 11, 2012 last_img read more

A framework for change

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. A framework for changeOn 24 Sep 2002 in Auto-enrolment, Personnel Today IT has come a long way since the days of green screens. But what part doestechnology play in the flexible benefits revolution?Technical innovation in IT shows no sign of abating: product lifecycles areshortening, and more technical demands are being placed on internal ITfunctions and external providers. As well as changes and development in technology, there are the paradigm shifts– step changes that revolutionise what we know and understand. And in IT thesesignificant changes occur frequently. Examples within the last few yearsinclude: the move from centralised mainframe ‘green screen’ systems todistributed PC-based systems; the advent of graphical user interfaces; and theadoption of the internet. Each has heralded major changes in computing andfresh demands on the user community and IT professional. Since the dotcom boom, demand has exploded for software solutions based oninternet and intranet technologies. The tools and architecture have becomeavailable to build such systems, many of which are immature in functionalityand architecture. The internet environment has been a serious constraint to thedeveloper, resulting in a restricted application, with a less rewarding userexperience when compared to client/server systems. The introduction of Microsoft’s .NET Framework, which includes new tools,architecture and languages, hopes to change this situation, providing a newmodel for application development and deployment. .NET is centred on the concept of web services – loosely coupled systemscollaborating to provide applications that ‘consume’ services provided byothers, all via the internet/intranet, utilising the power of the web in aprogrammatic way. Part of this change will also make way for a much more diverse range ofsmart devices, including mobile phones and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs),for employees to interact with their HR data enabling anytime, anywhere accessand action. The future will see a mixed mode environment where some users will work withwireless mobile devices. New devices will emerge combining mobile phone and PDAfacilities, offering an array of differing form-factors and capabilities. Newapplications must seamlessly adapt to this mixed mode environment clientdevice, without the overhead of having to ‘code’ specific facilities in theapplication to support this variety. This forms the backdrop to the introduction of a new generation of flexiblebenefits software applications solutions. Using .NET, provider RebusHR, is ableto make its flexible benefits applications available as a hosted service or asoftware package for in-house deployment. Deployment Peaks in demand typically occur during the enrolment period when employeesare asked to register their flexible benefit choices. As this typically happensat set periods within the financial or calendar year, in the past it could haveimpacted the hosted service, as there can be many organisations withoverlapping enrolment periods and consequently times when there could be alarge number of active users. The .NET architecture allows the application to easily scale up and out ifrequired. As well as the database configuration options, the use of VisualStudio for Applications means that customer specific business rules can bewritten around organisations’ flexible benefits offering. .NET Remoting is usedfor communications between the front-end, where employees can select theirbenefits, and application servers, where the flex calculations are made,providing for scalable distributed systems. To ensure the integrity of information, customers have no direct access tothe database and all transactions must pass through the business rules withinthe application. However, to improve performance, there are separate databasesfor production and reporting. Ease of use Because of the technology used, RebusHR’s flexible benefits applications canbe web-browser-based, providing full web functionality and a familiar userinterface tailored to meet a company’s requirements. For employees, theapplication is essentially self-service and links directly to benefitproviders’ websites if further information is required in the decision-makingprocess. Policy and other documents are available online for ease of access andreview, and to speed the process of selecting benefits or making claims. Forthe administrators, the processes of data entry and deployment are simplified throughthe use of workflow. Administering flexible benefits in the workplaceThe introduction of flexible benefitshas been held back by fear of an administration avalanche. Developments ininformation-sharing technology mean these issues can be dealt with more easily,with automated systems of administration and web portals for employee access.RebusHR has developed a flexible benefits application using aworkflow system that automates all the processes involved in the flexiblebenefits calendar. The application encompasses benefit supplier details,benefit plans, options and coverage, eligibility rules, date-driven processesand premiums and benefit contributions for employees and employers. It uses thelatest Microsoft .NET technology to allow organisations to open up access topeople across their workforce, and to customise their ‘user interface’ to meetparticular needs.This is how a flexible benefits scheme would work. Theapplication evolves around the five stages in the lifecycle of a flexiblebenefits scheme: plan, contract, data, enrolment and review.Plan An organisation will decide on the range ofbenefits to be made available to employees and the parameters of the scheme,including the proportion of the overall remuneration package that can be spenton benefits, the administrative process and the timetable.Contract During the contract stage, the company willarrange deals with the organisations whose goods and services are availablewithin the flexible benefits scheme, negotiating group discount rates and otherterms and conditions.Data The application is populated both directly and viainteraction with existing systems that hold relevant data. This includesemployee data, which may be held in an existing HR application from RebusHR oranother supplier, employer data and benefits data. The application can alsoprovide access to information, such as claims procedures, stored elsewhere viathe internet.Enrolment Employees are invited to make their flexiblebenefits selections. This can be undertaken on a yearly basis and for specificad hoc instances such as new employees or a lifestyle change (such as marriageor childbirth). This is a self-service process whereby the employee researchesthe options and makes their choices via a web browser interface.The application allows employees to run ‘what-if’ scenarios sothat they can experiment with various combinations of choices. Thisfunctionality will be available via mobile devices such as PDAs enablingemployees to, for example, make the decision with consultation from theirpartners by using the application from home.Review The final review stage is an opportunity for thescheme administrators to evaluate and assess the scheme. This will provide themwith opportunities to, for example, renegotiate benefit provider rates based ontake-up levels from the previous year or address any common areas of confusionby modifying the way the scheme is communicated to employees accordingly.last_img read more

Video news bite: Coulton’s Bread to expand into Scotland

first_imgHoward Hunter, managing director of Coulton’s Bread, spoke exclusively to British Baker about the company’s performance in 2011, as well as plans in the next 12 months to open a new depot in Glasgow and introduce a range of potato cakes.YouTube link:

Pursuit ends with police involved shooting, trooper injured by suspect vehicle

first_img Facebook Pursuit ends with police involved shooting, trooper injured by suspect vehicle Twitter By Network Indiana – June 2, 2020 0 266 Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleBrothers Bar & Grill temporarily closed due to employee with COVID-19Next articleNotre Dame home opener relocated from Dublin Network Indiana IndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/Indiana State Police) LAKE COUNTY, Ind.–A police chase ended when a trooper was forced to fire his gun after being wedged between his car and a suspect’s car in Lake County, according to state police.Around 12:30 Tuesday morning, investigators say the Munster Police Department and a state police officers followed a man driving a silver Nissan sedan which had been involved in suspicious activity.Police say the driver sped off and tried to ram a Munster police car. The chase continued eastbound on I-80 from Kennedy Avenue. The driver finally stopped in the left lane on Columbus Drive and a trooper tried to take the driver into custody, but the driver moved forward and hit the trooper, wedging him against his car.The trooper fired his gun through the windshield and hit the driver, which had three other passengers in it. No one else in the car was hit by the bullet.The driver has been identified as Eric R. Douglas, 30, from Crown Point, IN. He was taken to the Lake County Jail. Police say Douglas had warrants out for his arrest in Marion and Porter County.The identification of the trooper will be released Thursday afternoon. Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

EU introducing legislation on acrylamide reduction

first_imgFood businesses must put in place steps to manage acrylamide under EU laws that go into force next year.Coming into effect from next April, Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2158 will establish best practice, mitigation measures and benchmark levels for the reduction of acrylamide in food.Acrylamide is a chemical created when foods – particularly starchy ones including bread and potatoes – are cooked for long periods at high temperatures, such as when baked, fried, grilled, toasted or roasted.Lab tests have shown acrylamide in the diet causes cancer in animals and, while evidence from human studies on the impact of acrylamide in the diet has been inconclusive, scientific consensus is that it has the potential to cause cancer in humans.The new legislation applies to all food business operators that produce or place on the market foods including bread, biscuits, rusks, cereal bars, scones, wafers, crumpets, gingerbread, crackers, crispbreads and bread substitutes. Non-bakery products covered by the legislation include chips, crisps, coffee and breakfast cereals.Food business operators will be expected to:Be aware of acrylamide as a food safety hazard and have a general understanding of how acrylamide is formed in the food they produce;Take necessary steps to mitigate acrylamide formation in the food they produce, adopting the relevant measures as part of their food safety management proceduresUndertake sampling and analysis where appropriate, to monitor the levels of acrylamide in their productsKeep appropriate records of the mitigation measures undertaken, together with sampling plans and results of any testing.The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) said the measures were proportionate to the nature and size of the business, to ensure that small businesses were not overburdened. It added that measures to mitigate acrylamide had been drawn from various codes of practice developed by trade bodies, and were not intended to lead to any significant changes in the quality and properties of foods.The EU guidance for bread includes:Ensuring bread is baked to a lighter colour to reduce acrylamide formationExtending the yeast fermentation timeOptimising baking temperature and timeSubstituting ingredients that have the potential to raise acrylamide levels in the final product, for instance the use of nuts and seeds roasted at lower rather than higher temperatures.Replacing fructose with glucose, particularly in recipes containing ammonium bicarbonate.The FSA and Food Standards Scotland are working with trade groups to develop simple guidance to help catering and foodservice businesses comply with new rules. Guidelines will also be available in the New Year.The FSA is also developing guidelines to assist local authorities in the implementation and enforcement of the new requirements.last_img read more

PETA launches petition for Greggs vegan sausage roll

first_imgAnimal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) UK has launched a petition calling for Greggs to add a vegan sausage roll to its menu.The move comes after two years of work by the campaign group and as Veganuary – a month-long celebration of veganism first launched in 2014 – gets under way.“More people than ever are clamouring for healthy vegan options from their favourite on-the-go eateries,” said PETA director of vegan corporate projects Dawn Carr. “PETA is calling on Greggs to heed this growing demand, add a vegan sausage roll to the menu, and watch the cruelty-free treats fly off the shelves.”The petition highlights the growing range of meat- and dairy-free foods at supermarkets, such as Sainsbury’s and Tesco, as well as dairy-free cheese at pizza chains Pizza Express and Zizzi and a full vegan menu at pub chain JD Wetherspoon. PETA said Greggs was notably missing from this list.The bakery chain’s current vegan offer includes sweet mince pies, potato wedges, popcorn, crisps and drinks. Greggs said it was dedicated to increasing its range in the future.A spokesperson for the bakery chain told British Baker: “We understand that vegan and vegetarian diets are of growing importance to many people – whether that be for moral or health reasons, or indeed both. As a company that believes in putting customers at the heart of everything we do, we plan to introduce even more vegan and vegetarian options in the future.”last_img read more