Tesco launches Easter egg activity in support of Help for Heroes

first_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14  282 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Tagged with: Easter fundraising events Tesco Melanie May | 21 March 2016 | News Tesco launches Easter egg activity in support of Help for Heroes Tesco is raising funds for Help for Heroes this Easter with an exclusive chocolate egg, a ‘guess what’s in the egg’ competition and a fun day.The Help for Heroes chocolate Easter egg is available in 456 of its superstores and Extra stores across the UK with all profits going to the charity.Tesco has also designed a giant six-foot replica for its Sandhurst Extra store.Customers are asked to guess what they think is inside the egg with the winner receiving an annual family pass to Merlin attractions including Thorpe Park, LEGOLAND and Chessington World of Adventures.Customers have until 10am on Thursday 24th March to enter, with entrants also being asked for a £1 voluntary donation to the charity.The winning customer will be announced on the same day at the store’s Easter themed fun day in aid of Help for Heroes. The fun day will include the big reveal of what is inside the egg along with face painting, a magician and special performances from members of the Help for Heroes band.Robin Terrell, chief customer officer at Tesco, said:“The work of Help for Heroes has touched many of our customers and colleagues. As part of our on-going commitment to the armed forces, we’re honoured to be working with Help for Heroes and will be donating 100% of the profits from the sale of this egg to support the fabulous care they provide.”  281 total views,  1 views today Advertisementlast_img read more

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Watch Out Dodd-Frank

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Watch Out Dodd-Frank CHOICE Act House House Appropriations Subcommittee Truth in Lending 2017-06-30 Joey Pizzolato Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Joey Pizzolato in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Previous: Racing Against the Home Buying Clock Next: Firm Closes Multi-Million Dollar Deal  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: CHOICE Act House House Appropriations Subcommittee Truth in Lendingcenter_img June 30, 2017 1,536 Views Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Watch Out Dodd-Frank Changes to Dodd-Frank Act made by the Financial CHOICE Act, which was passed in the House earlier this month and now awaits the Senate, could come sooner than expected if a spending bill continues to move through the House. The bill, which was recently pushed through the House Appropriations Financial Services Subcommittee, contains numerous riders that echo requirements from the Financial CHOICE Act, including limiting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s supervisory authority by limiting what the Bureau can spend its budget money on. It would also roll back the Volcker Rule, which bars banks from using their own accounts to make what could be considered speculative and risky investments that don’t directly benefit the banks’ customers. Sections of the Truth in Lending Act are also amended. Passing of the spending bill was met with mixed reaction from subcommittee members, and passed on a party-line vote. Representative Tom Graves (R-GA) acknowledged that the bill takes significant power away from the Federal government, which is one of the main goals of the Financial CHOICE Act. Attaching riders to funding and/or budget legislation is an old, yet controversial, way lawmakers  pass legislation that otherwise might not make it through the entire process of becoming a law. Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY) said of the bill, “This bill embodies the worst of the damage [deregulation] would inflict on American families and the worst of a broken and secretive process.” One such example of the way the bill could loosen regulations on banks would be to reclassify the definition of a small bank holding company by raising the consolidated asset threshold, thereby allowing more institutions to be classified as small banks, and not subject to the same regulations. From the bill: CHANGES REQUIRED TO SMALL BANK HOLDING COMPANY POLICY STATEMENT ON ASSESSMENT OF FINANCIAL AND MANAGERIAL FACTORS SEC. 919. (a) IN GENERAL.—Before the end of the 6-month period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System shall revise the Small Bank Holding Company Policy Statement on Assessment of Financial and Managerial Factors (12 CFR part 225—appendix C) to raise the consolidated asset threshold under such policy statement from 23 $1,000,000,000 (as adjusted by Public Law 113–250) to $10,000,000,000. The next step for the bill is to be considered by the full Appropriations Committee, although no further action has been scheduled. You can read the bill in its entirety here. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

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HUD Secretary on Harvey, Vacancies, and Criticism

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago HUD Secretary on Harvey, Vacancies, and Criticism in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Keeping up with the CFPB Next: The 14th Annual Five Star Conference: Bringing Together Mortgage Professionals Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected]  Print This Post HUD Secretary Carson 2017-08-31 Joey Pizzolato Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / HUD Secretary on Harvey, Vacancies, and Criticism August 31, 2017 1,570 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Joey Pizzolato Tagged with: HUD Secretary Carson US Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson interviewed with Bret Baier of Fox News about his department’s work with FEMA in response to Hurricane Harvey. Carson outlined loans that have been put in place—such as Section 108 loan—that will help put some of the displaced population back in their homes.Baier estimates that over 80 percent of the effected population is without flood insurance. Carson agrees that it will be “a mammoth issue and it’s going to be something we’re going to be involved in for many months, and maybe even a few years.” Carson assured Baier HUD would be there for the long haul.Carson applauded local, state, and federal governments working together, calling the level of cooperation “unprecedented.” He went on talk about how HUD is trying to move away from its bureaucratic nature and reimagine the department through a reduction of regulatory burdens and a rethinking of the way communities interact.Baier asked Secretary Carson what he thought of the President’s tweet in response to the still-vacant positions at HUD: “We are not looking to fill all of those positions. Don’t need many of them–reduce size of government.”“I don’t have a Deputy Secretary,” Carson said, “Who is generally the person who runs the day-to-day operation while the Secretary is doing other things. I haven’t been able to travel as much because you’re involved in doing what everyone else is supposed to be doing. I don’t have a general counsel and a lot of top positions, and a lot of it is politically motivated.”At the end of the interview, Baier asked about a New York magazine article by Alec MacGillis that is highly critical of HUD entitled, “Is Anybody Home at HUD?” Carson went on the defensive.“You should ring the doorbell before you conclude that nobody’s home.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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In Short

first_imgDunn’s buns are topsDunn’s Bakery in Crouch End claimed the top spot in The Independent’s recent hot cross bun top 10, beating the likes of Duchy Originals (2nd), and Konditor and Cook (4th). Betty’s of Harrogate’s offering came in 9th and was voted ’best luxury buy’ and Simmons Bakers was 10th.Bagel increaseCanada Bread’s UK bakery operation, Maple Leaf Bakery, which produces New York Bakery Co branded products, saw a significant increase in bagel volumes, following a new marketing campaign and the relaunch of its new-recipe bagels earlier this year. But overall volumes for its UK bakery arm were lower than last year.Work on breakfastCoffee Republic is adding to its breakfast menu this spring with a range of new sweet and savoury options. New products include English muffins, in English breakfast and cheese and tomato variants; lemon & white chocolate, low-fat blueberry and reduced-fat peach & raspberry muffins; and porridge with different toppings.CSM sees sales riseCSM’s focus on increasing selling prices to compensate for higher costs, coupled with acquisitions, has paid off, with a sales rise of 18% in its first quarter. Sales stood at E759.8m (£683.85m), from E644.1m (£579.9m) for the same period in 2010.Cocoa researchCocoa and chocolate product manufacturer Barry Callebaut has launched a research programme in Malaysia, aimed at developing sustainable cocoa cultivation techniques. It is hoped the project will yield new practical measures for boosting the sustainability and quality of cocoa production.last_img read more

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Tedeschi Trucks Band’s ‘Wheels Of Soul’ Tour To Headline At Green River Festival

first_imgThe 30th Green River Festival to be hosted at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, MA this July 8-10 has revealed its lineup for this summer. Having hosted dozens of legendary performances throughout the years, the Western Massachusetts festival will welcome in the Tedeschi Trucks Band and their Wheels Of Soul tour, which includes support from Los Lobos and North Mississippi Allstars.Tedeschi Trucks Band Welcomes Jorma Kaukonen For Dylan, BB King Covers [Full Audio/Video]The rest of the lineup yields significant talent, including scheduled performances from Dawes, Shakey Graves, Shovels & Rope, NRBQ, Peter Wolf & The Midnight Travelers, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers, The Suffers, The Felice Brothers, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds and many more (see full list below).Watch Sister Sparrow’s Intimate, Stripped-Down ‘Mama Knows’ Performance [L4LM Premiere]In addition, the Green River Festival has announced for the first time ever that festival camping will be available at the nearby Franklin County Fairgrounds. The 40-acre plot includes RV electric hook-ups, multiple bathrooms and a weather emergency center. Passes for the Green River Festival are available now and can be found here.last_img read more

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GRC sponsors month for relationship violence prevention

first_imgFor its 15th annual Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM), the Gender Relations Center (GRC) organized a lineup of events and activities to recognize the importance of violence prevention in the Notre Dame community. RVAM takes place in October to coincide with National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The sponsored activities range from educational programming to hands-on experiences to allow students to learn about the issue in different ways.John Johnstin, assistant director for student engagement and community outreach for the GRC, said the wide variety of events allows the GRC to achieve its goal of promoting dialogue regarding relationship violence.“As we look at the month, we’re trying to engage in the conversation about relationship violence, support, how to deal with the trauma [and] educational complexities,” he said. “… Having all of those elements try to come into a holistic conversation about the topic is the goal.”In planning the month of sponsored events, Johnstin and the GRC evaluated the atmosphere on campus regarding relationship violence.“Each year we look at the programs, we try to bring in new speakers, we try to adjust the topics, we try to look at what’s happening and say, ‘Are we having a conversation that will meet the needs of the students the best that we can?’” Johnstin said.FIREstarters, a group of student leaders at the GRC, also contributes to hosting events as part of RVAM. Senior Casey Cheyeon Kim, a program assistant at the GRC, said in an email October is an important month for the FIREstarters group to create programs to connect with Notre Dame students.“We aim to create healthy dialogue around the topics of interpersonal violence, relationships and authenticity, gender identity and intersectionality, and sexual identity,” Kim said.While the month as a whole is an awareness campaign, Johnstin and Kim highlighted other activities that offer support to those who have been personally impacted by relationship violence.On Friday, the GRC co-sponsored a healing program, “Kintsugi” with the McDonald Center for Student Well-Being. At the program, students broke ceramic pots for holding succulents and then reconstructed the pots based on the traditional Japanese ceramic art of “Kintsugi.” Johnstin described this activity as “symbolism of healing.”“It’s trying to get them to recognize that even though the symbolic pot might be broken, you can still work on it and put it back together,” Johnstin said. “You can still work through trauma, and there are supports and resources here for them.”In an effort to raise participation in the awareness aspect of the month, members of the RVAM team handed out purple shirts Monday morning to students at Fieldhouse Mall. The GRC is asking the entirety of campus to wear purple this Wednesday to honor victims and survivors of relationship violence.Johnstin spoke of his belief that small actions such as “Wear Purple Day” can contribute to a positive campus culture that promotes dialogue on difficult topics.“I think when we start to look at relationship violence, often it’s something that remains silent and in the shadows, whether it’s individuals that feel afraid to come forward or individuals that don’t feel like they’ll be believed for whatever the reason is,” Johnstin said. “Maybe it’s enough that they see somebody that has a t-shirt on, and they see that little bit of support on a topic that may be afraid to come forward with.”In addition to recurring events, the GRC looks to add new events to diversify the conversations taking place. New this year, sociology professor Mark Gunty will give a talk titled “Understanding Gender and Violence” on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in Duncan Student Center. Johnstin said the educational lecture will focus on gender conversations.“This is the very first time that I’ve worked with [Gunty],” Johnstin said. “I had a couple of students that talked about his class, and so I looked him up and found that it was pertinent to the conversation that we’re having.”The GRC will end the month with the second annual Fall Festival on Oct. 31, which will also serve as a closing to LGBTQ History Month. Johnstin described the festival as “a fun social campaign where students and student-led groups like FireStarters come together” to wrap up the month of outreach.“Everybody has different experiences, and there are people that have come here that have experienced unbelievable strategies,” Johnstin said. “We want to make sure that they know that people will believe them and will support them and will help them get to the resources they need. So that’s really at the heart of what we’re trying to do.”Tags: FireStarters, Gender Relations Center, GRC, LGBTQ, LGBTQ History Month, Relationship Violence Awareness Month, Wear Purple Daylast_img read more

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Samantha Barks Will Star in London’s City of Angels

first_imgLes Miz movie favorite Samantha Barks will appear in the classic musical City of Angels at the Donmar Warehouse as part of the London theater’s 2014 fall season. Other new productions will include My Night With Reg and Henry IV. Kevin Elyot’s My Night With Reg will be directed by the Donmar’s current trainee Associate Director Robert Hastie. The comedy is set in London’s gay community in the summer of 1985 against the back drop of the mounting AIDS crisis. The production will star Julian Ovenden as John, along with Matt Bardock as Benny, Jonathan Broadbent as Guy, Richard Cant as Bernie, Lewis Reeves as Eric and Geoffrey Streatfeild as Daniel. The show will run July 31 through September 27, with opening night scheduled for August 5. View Comments Henry IV will be directed by Phyllida Lloyd, the second installment in a trilogy of all-female prison Shakespeares—her controversial production of Julius Caesar played at the Donmar before transferring in 2013 to New York’s St Ann’s Warehouse. The cast will feature Harriet Walter as King Henry, Jade Anouka as Hotspur and Clare Dunne as Hal and Ashley McGuire as Falstaff. The production will run October 3 through November 29, with the play officially opening on October 9. Donmar Artistic Director Josie Rourke will direct Cy Coleman’s City of Angels. The cast of the Tony and Olivier-winning musical will feature Barks as Mallory/Avril, Hadley Fraser as Stine and Rosalie Craig as Gabby/Bobbi. Olivier winner Stephen Mear will choreograph. The show will play December 5 through February 7, 2015. Opening night is set for December 16.last_img read more

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Tony Winners Viola Davis & Denzel Washington & More Stage Alums Win Big at SAG Awards

first_imgViola Davis(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) View Comments This awards season is shaping up to be one “theater nerds everywhere” can be proud of! The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards took place on January 29, and stage alums (and five Tony winners) took their place at the podium. Both Viola Davis and Denzel Washington received awards for reprising their Tony-winning performances in Fences; Bryan Cranston followed suit, garnering a SAG Award for reprising his own Tony-winning role in HBO’s adaptation of All the Way.As for small screen awards, Broadway alum Sarah Paulson’s performance in The People v. O.J. Simpson won her the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie. Tony winner John Lithgow received the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in The Crown. Great White Way vet William H. Macy took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for Shameless. Tony nominee David Harbour delivered the speech for Stranger Things’ Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series win. In addition, Orange Is the New Black (which boasts a cast chock-full of stage alums, including The Color Purple Tony nominee Danielle Brooks) snagged the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Stage alums also appeared in the film category winners’ circle as well. Broadway alum Emma Stone took home the Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for La La Land. Off-Broadway vet and Moonlight standout Mahershala Ali won for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.Additionally, Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner Lily Tomlin was honored with the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award.Take a look at the acceptance speeches from Tony winners Davis, Washington, Cranston, Lithgow and Tomlin below.last_img read more

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Fusarium Wilt

first_imgRotating crops decreases the risk of fusarium wilt, but it’s not feasible for Berrien County farmers. More than 1,100 acres there are allotted for watermelons each year, leaving little land to use for rotation. According to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, Berrien County is one of the top 10 watermelon-producing counties in Georgia. In 2013, the farm gate value for Berrien County’s watermelons was more than $6.6 million.Fusarium wilt reduces watermelon numbers by causing the plant tissue to change color and the plant to wilt. It’s one of the most economically damaging diseases of Georgia watermelons. Beasley predicts the disease has caused Berrien County farmers to lose an average of 8 percent of their watermelon crop over the past five years, a substantial reduction considering watermelons account for 5 percent of Berrien County’s annual farm gate value.Beasley worked with former UGA plant pathologist David Langston and current UGA plant pathologist Hunt Sanders for two years to find a solution for watermelon growers. Their research found proline (prothioconazole) to be the best chemical treatment to suppress fusarium wilt in that area. “The fusarium wilt is so bad in some fields that some farmers have to stop or find new land,” Baker said.(Jordan Hill is an intern with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) Baker has lost watermelon crops in previous years to fusarium wilt disease. “I have had to leave a field of watermelons because the fusarium wilt was so bad on it,” he said. “Proline is a good control option,” Beasley said. “It is not a silver bullet, but it has slowed down the growth of the disease. Every acre that has fusarium wilt should be treated with proline.”Berrien County farmer Mike Baker has applied proline to his watermelon crop and feels it has potential.“We still have some learning to do about it,” he said. “I am going to keep using it, and hopefully we will be able to do more research.” Fusarium wilt reduces watermelon yields in Georgia fields. A University of Georgia Extension agent in one of the state’s most prolific watermelon-producing counties is searching for a way to help save the melons and the farmers’ profits.“I want to find a good chemical treatment, so we don’t lose more watermelons,” said Eddie Beasley, agriculture and natural resources agent in Berrien County.last_img read more

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Board-level checks and balances in your credit union

first_imgBoards need to have and follow a policy regarding conflict of interest. If a board doesn’t carry out its conflict of interest policy, the supervisory committee, which has an oversight responsibility under federal and some state regulations, may need to step in.To fulfill that responsibility, at least one member of the supervisory committee should attend all board meetings, asserts Michael Daigneault, CCD, principal of CUES strategic provider Quantum Governance, Vienna, Va.Federal credit unions may appoint a director to serve on the supervisory committee, but Daigneault prefers that this committee be totally independent of the board.“One of the roles of the supervisory committee would be to point out when the potential for a conflict of interest exists, even if directors don’t agree. They may need to say, ‘You should think this through. This may be a conflict of interest for the following reasons.’” continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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