Entrepreneur backs FSA report into failings at the Queen’s bank

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Debenhams boss to retire as sales rise

first_img KCS-content Debenhams boss to retire as sales rise More From Our Partners I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Thursday 14 April 2011 8:21 pm DEBENHAMS said yesterday its chief executive of eight years would retire in September as it posted a 4.5 per cent rise in first-half profit and resumed its dividend.Rob Templeman will be succeeded by Michael Sharp, the current deputy chief executive, the department store chain said.Templeman, who has been at the helm for eight years, will remain as a consultant for up to one year after his retirement. Debenhams, which trades from about 170 stores in Britain, Ireland and Denmark and about 60 franchised outlets in 24 countries, said it made an underlying pre-tax profit of £129.2m in the six months to 26 February.That was slightly above analysts’ consensus forecast of £128m and up from £123.6m in the same period last year. Debenhams, ranked second after employee-owned department store John Lewis, said first-half sales rose 3.2 per cent, with sales at stores open over a year down 1.5 per cent,The firm, which ended the period with net debt of £351.6m, returned to the dividend list for the first time in three years with a one pence payout. Debenhams said it expects trading in its second-half to be difficult as disposable incomes come under pressure from inflation, government cuts and higher taxes. But Templeman said: “The trading environment has been difficult but Debenhams has now produced six consecutive halves of pre-tax profit growth in what has been a consistently challenging retail climate.” whatsappcenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Water Safety Tips for Parents

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Drowning is the leading cause of death by injury to children ages 1 to 4 and the second leading cause of injury death for children ages 1 to 14. That is the staggering statistic the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.The good news? There are some very practical water safety tips that parents can utilize at the pool or beach.Designate a Water Watcher: Any time kids are around water, designate a “water watcher” who will avoid cell phones, conversations, magazines and anything else that might distract the adult from watching swimming children. It’s important to note, most children who drown are supervised.Take swimming lessons: The American Red Cross says that the number one thing that parents can do to keep kids safe around water is to enroll them in swim lessons. Swimming is an essential life-saving skill with numerous physical, mental and intellectual benefits.Know your tools: Realize that floaties, noodles and plastic inner tubes do NOT protect against drowning. They are intended as water toys, not life-saving devices. Life jackets should be designated as U.S. Coast Guard-approved.Stay aware: Know that even the most seasoned swimmers can still encounter trouble. Make sure swimmers don’t over-estimate their skills and that they understand the importance of staying hydrated at all times.Regardless of skill level, here are some mandatory water safety skills that all children should be familiar with and how to practice them:Climbing out safely: A great way to help kids remember how to get out safely is with the phrase “Elbow, elbow, tummy, knees!”Holding on to and using the edge of the pool: Once children’s grasping strength has developed, being able to hold on to the edge of the pool is an essential water safety skill. Once at the edge, they can walk their hands along the edge until they reach the safety of steps or a ladder.Jump, turn, swim to the wall: Let your child jump to you off the side of the pool, help them physically turn back to the wall and then assist them in getting out of the pool by using the “elbow, elbow, tummy, knees” technique.Back float: A back float is a great way for kids to stay safe in the water if they get too tired to make it back to the pool’s edge. Help them practice by supporting them underneath their shoulders and encouraging their chin back, belly to the sky. Also encourage them to practice rolling over from a front float to a back float for added safety. Previous articleApopka High Debate Team Thanks Community for SupportNext articleJohn Land Apopka Community Trust Announces Leadership Change Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment!last_img read more

First Minister tells charities to put aside normal activities and plan for No Deal

first_imgFirst Minister tells charities to put aside normal activities and plan for No Deal Melanie May | 22 March 2019 | News The Rt Hon Mark Drakeford, First Minister, abandoned his pre-planned speech at yesterday’s gofod3 to issue a call to action to the third sector, telling it to put aside normal activities, and plan for a No Deal Brexit. Some no-deal plans are already being activated across the country such as Kent County Council’s traffic management plan Operation Fennel, with a decision on whether to implement Operation Yellowhammer, the national contingencies for food, medicine and banking due to be made in the next few days.The First Minister was speaking ahead of a panel discussion by Wales Civil Society Forum on Brexit – a partnership between WCVA, which runs gofod3, and the Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff University.He said:“In the short run, the chaos on our roads, in our airports, in supplies of food, in the way that we keep water safe, all of these things which we never imagined we would see in our lifetimes, all of those are real and substantial risks.“There is a week still to go. We have worn the patience of our partners in the European Union, as thin as you can imagine. But we may still be having to rely on their willingness to help us find a way out of the hole that has been dug for us here at home.“In those circumstances, we will have to mobilise every resource that we have in Wales, to help those who are the most vulnerable in our society, not to be overwhelmed by the difficulties that they may face. And that means Government, of course, it means our public services, of course, but it means all of the organisations that are represented in this room as well.“Because it will be the resilience of our civil society, of those organisations that work on the ground and who know where vulnerable people live, and are able to turn up on doorsteps, and check they are okay, and do things that they are unable immediately to manage for themselves. Those will be the resources that we will rely on, in those days that follow from a Brexit of the sort that I have described.“And this is a very good opportunity today, to have everybody together, to test again the strength of the movement that we know we are lucky enough to have, here in Wales. And to say in all seriousness that, over the next week, we all have to be thinking and planning and putting to one side the things we normally would be doing in order to make sure, if that contribution is needed, the voluntary and the third sector here in Wales will do what it has done so many times in the past, and step up to the challenge we will have to face together.“Even if we find a different way through […] provided the Prime Minister is willing, even at this final hour, to pivot towards it, to talk to other parties in a genuine way of seeking a different solution. Even if we manage that, the stresses and strains that Brexit has created in our society will not easily evaporate.“If we have a transition period, if we have a different destination, the healing process will need to begin as soon as we are able to make it. And in that healing process, as I say, we have to find respectful language for people who have taken a different view. And to find a way of having a conversation with them that brings them and others back around that single table.“And make sure that they have a voice, alongside others, in shaping the sort of Wales we want to see. A Wales that is open. A Wales that is tolerant. A Wales that welcomes people from other parts of the globe. A Wales that is determined that we continue to be a European country. In the European mainstream.“Working even harder than we have in recent years to get that message across to those many friends we have in other parts of Europe. And the third sector has played such an important part in this: informing those networks, in creating those friendships. But those people know that, for Wales at least, we will go on making the effort to sustain those relationships beyond Brexit and into the future.“I’m sorry to have struck such a bleak note this afternoon. But the days really are seeping through our fingers and the reality of what could happen is staring us in the face. We all have to find ways, in the next few days, of mobilising together, so we are as best prepared as we possibly can, to face what we might have to deal with next week.”  318 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Tagged with: Brexit Wales / Cymrucenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 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.  317 total views,  2 views todaylast_img read more

Ryan Martin’s Indiana Farm Forecast for September 26, 2019

first_imgHome News Feed Ryan Martin’s Indiana Farm Forecast for September 26, 2019 Ryan Martin’s Indiana Farm Forecast for September 26, 2019 By Ryan Martin – Sep 25, 2019 SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleImpeachment Inquiry Could Dampen Chances of USMCANext article‘I’m Proud of What I Do’- Gibson County Farmers Hosting Community Dinner to Connect With Consumer Ryan Martin Click the play button below to hear Ryan Martin’s full Indiana Farm Forecast in the Hoosier Ag Today Morning Edition podcast.last_img

Fresh Start gives students a new way to worship

first_imgFacebook ReddIt William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ Previous articleTCU senior plans student debt discussionNext articleBob Schieffer confirms the end of the Schieffer Symposium William Konig RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ Twitter TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years William Konig Review: predictions on who will win the Oscar vs. who should Linkedin Review: ‘Black Panther’ delivered even with high expectations Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is actually a cute romantic comedy William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ William Konighttps://www.tcu360.com/author/william-konig/ Facebook printAbout 35 students attended TCU Chi Alpha’s event “Fresh Start” event Jan. 26 night to worship Jesus through song and prayer.During the event, students were given ways that they can have a fresh start with Jesus and were welcomed to a new community of people to share it with.One of the campus ministers and leader of the event Alicia Youngblood said she thinks it’s hard for students to find their fit at TCU their first year and this is a way for them to discover or re-discover their faith.“We did this our first year in the same room, but we had way less students than we had this time,” Youngblood said.Senior nursing major Taylor Levine has been in Chi Alpha for three years. Levine said “Fresh Start” is a way for people to feel welcomed.“We want people to refocus on why we are here; to love Jesus,” Levine said.This was Chi Alpha’s third year hosting this event. Youngblood said each year has gained more attraction as more people learn out about it.Freshman fashion merchandising major Abby Plunk attended Fresh Start and said the idea of a new start during the new year is appealing.“It’s important to find people who share my faith,” Plunk said.During the event, Chi Alpha talked about getting involved in a life group.Life groups are a way for students to be a part of a community where they can share their faith in Jesus and build relationships with other people who share their belief.Life groups meet every week to read scripture and connect with other students.If you are interested in being a part of Chi Alpha and learning more about life groups, visit this website. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Twitter Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is a ton of fun Linkedin + posts last_img read more

Watch: Unity Gospel Choir to launch CD in aid of Pieta…

first_imgTwitter Linkedin Facebook Green Ribbon Month aims to help end stigma and discrimination about mental health Limerick Post Show | Limerick Mental Health Mental Health Charity Let’s Get Talking open new outreach in Midwest WhatsApp Print Email Previous articleCouncil should hire urban designer for ‘betterment of the city’Next articleRecord Fair this Monday Meghan Brosnan center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Unity Gospel Choir is set to launch a CD in aid of Pieta House.The CD titled “Love Shine a Light” is dedicated to the memory of Brendan (Benny) McNamara and Yasmin Lee Williams who tragically lost their lives to suicide.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The CD includes a number of songs from Unity Gospel Choir as well as a song performed by 17-year-old Chloe O’Halloran.“We recorded ‘Love Shine a Light’, and we are giving all the proceeds to Pieta House,” said Gretta McCormack-O’Shea, founder of the Unity Gospel Choir.Gretta said the group felt it would be a good idea to help “keep the existing services going”. The Katrina and The Waves song was chosen as the group sing it every year at the ‘Darkness Into Light’ walk.Sponsors of the CD gathered at Maggi Choo’s for the press launch on Wednesday, October 23.Speaking at the launch, Councillor James Collins encouraged the people of Limerick to support a cause “so close to everybody’s heart.”The official launch of “Love Shine a Light” will take place Monday, November 11 in Maggi Choo’s, with all proceeds going to Pieta House.Pieta House – (061) 484444Samaritans – 116123 TAGSFundraiserLimerick City and CountyMental HealthNewsUnity Gospel Choirvideo Advertisement Text for mental health support NewsCommunityVideoWatch: Unity Gospel Choir to launch CD in aid of Pieta HouseBy Meghan Brosnan – October 24, 2019 304 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Karen seeks mental health support for cancer patients last_img read more

168th – 169th COVID-19 related deaths reported at MCH

first_imgLocal NewsGovernment Facebook TAGS  Twitter Pinterest 168th – 169th COVID-19 related deaths reported at MCH WhatsApp Medical Center Health System is reporting two more COVID related deaths. The first patient, an 85-year-old female, died Friday afternoon, Dec. 18. The second patient, a 58-year-old female, also died Friday afternoon, Dec. 18. The first patient was a resident of Ector County and was admitted to Medical Center Hospital on Dec. 17. The second patient was a resident of Odessa and was admitted on Nov. 24. Both patients had pre-existing conditions and both families have been notified.center_img Twitter WhatsApp Previous article5 reasons to hire a professional photographer for family portraitsNext articleDr Joshua Levinger RGB.jpg Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – December 19, 2020 last_img read more

Family issue statement marking 10 years since Denis Donaldson murder

first_img Previous articleGalway v Finn Harps fixed for Monday 19th AprilNext articleCondemnation after fire is started at Derry school admin Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By admin – April 5, 2016 Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Family issue statement marking 10 years since Denis Donaldson murder Google+ Twitter Facebook Twitter Google+ Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Denis DonaldsonThe family of double informer Denis Donaldson has issued a statement marking the 10th anniversary of his murder, requesting that private documents be made available to those investigating his murder.Donaldson, 56, was shot dead by gunmen in a rural cottage near Glenties on April 4, 2006.The Real IRA claimed it was responsible.No-one has yet been held to account for his murder.In a statement issued by their solicitor Ciaran Shiels of Madden and Finucane , the family say an inquest has still not even been held, yet it has been adjourned on 18 occasions by the Coroner upon the application of An Garda Siochana.For the final time, the Donaldson Family are calling upon An Garda Siochana to fully cooperate with the ongoing Police Ombudsman’s investigation of Mr.Donaldsons exposure in the North by giving the investigators access to his private journal which was being written by him at the time of his murder.The Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland is a fellow Law Enforcement Agency and is following a definite line of enquiry in relation to the Family’s complaint. Despite repeated requests, they have been refused access to this document.The Donaldson Family are appealing to all relevant State Agencies, North and South, to finally remove any further obstructions to the truth and sincerely acknowledge the terrible damage they caused, or continue to cause, to the family by their actions and omissions.They say the onus is with them to remedy these wrongs. Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Pike County trio hunts, dispatches alligator

first_img Published 9:19 pm Monday, August 30, 2010 Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Zapata said he was using an eight-foot, deep-sea fishing rod with a 100-pound test line and a 12/0 hook.“What you do is throw the line over the gator and snatch the hook into it,” he said. “I got mine in and Tray threw his line, snatched and hooked. The gator put up a good fight and it took about 20 minutes or more for us to get it up to the boat where we could get a noose, a 1,000-pound steel cable, around its mouth. After that, I dispatched it.”The seven-foot, 150-pound gator was covered with mud and moss and, more than likely, its share of bacteria from the river water.“We took it to a car wash and brushed and cleaned it for the ride home,” Zapata said, with a smile. “We iced it down and took it to Eufaula to a man that processes gators. He’s had quite a few this year, one a 13-footer and another was 12 feet. So, it’s been a good gator season. I think that next year, more tags will be issued and the season extended because there are a lot of gators out there and they are a challenge to hunt.”Zapata said gator hunting is good on the backwaters and creeks of Alabama.“Down around the Yellow River, it’s slap full of gators,” he said.“Outside of man, gators don’t have any predators, expect when they’re young. Gators breed once year and will lay about 30 eggs. The mother gator will put the eggs in sand to keep them warm and cover them with sand and moss. The eggs will hatch by themselves. Fish, cranes and turtles will eat the gators when they are small but, when they get any size, nothing wants to have anything to do with them.”Zapata said once the season is extended and more tags are issued, he thinks interest in gator hunting will increase.“Alligator is good meat,” he said. “It tastes like chicken and you can fix it a lot of ways. You can substitute gator for any recipe that calls for chicken.Contrary to what some might think, Zapata said the tail is not the only gator meat.“Actually, you can eat the legs, ribs, neck and there’s good tenderloin down the back,” he said.“I’m going to fry mine. And, I’ll have the hide tanned for a wallet or purse. I’ll probably have the head mounted. That gator had a good set of teeth. Nothing goes to waste on a gator.” Pike County trio hunts, dispatches alligator Skip Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Zapata wasn’t lucky enough but his fiancée, Sandy Deal, was and that was all the luck he needed.“The person with the tag is required to be on the hunt,” Zapata said, laughing. “I got to go along on Sandy’s tag. I attended gator school with her.”A friend, Tray Dansby, hunts with Zapata and was along Friday night for the gator hunt on the Conecuh River.“We had been to Eufaula the weekend before and saw about 30 gators but didn’t get one,” Zapata said. “But Friday night, we saw a gator after only about five minutes in the water. It was under a tree and I shot it with my bow and arrow but its skin was so tough that the arrow didn’t penetrate. But that unnerved it and it struck out. We chased it for more than two hours before I got a line on it.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Katrina evacuees ‘started from scratch’ in Troy Five years ago, the warnings came of the impending hurricane called Katrina. During the 60 years they had lived in… read more When the Alabama Department of Game and Fish instituted “gator season” in 2008, Zapata was in the hunt for a gator tag but it wasn’t until this gator season that he had an opportunity to gator hunt.“The first year of gator season, the state issued 40 gator tags and the ‘season’ was only three days,” said Zapata of Brundidge. “Last year, 80 tags were issued and the season was extended to 10 days. This year, 120 tags were issued and the season ran from Aug. 13 to Aug. 29.“To be eligible for the ‘lottery’ you have to apply between the June and July dates and pay a six-dollar fee. Then they draw out the names and, if you are lucky enough, to have your name drawn, you still have to go to gator school and graduate to get the tag.” Crocodile Dundee’s got nothing on Alligator D.Z.With a little help from his fiancée and a friend, Danny Zapata “wrestled” a gator out of the waters of the Conecuh River and, after nearly three hours, dispatched it. The gator’s been processed and a gator party is in the works for Labor Day weekend.Zapata makes no bones about it, pulling a gator in the boat was about as exciting as anything he’s done on the water and Zapata is quite an experienced outdoorsman. He’s hung trophy fish, snagged snapping turtles, gigged frogs and even caught a “cat” that was so big it had a baby gator in its belly. But the one thing that he wanted to do was “catch a gator.”last_img read more