Nationwide AGM vote aims to raise £100,000

first_imgNationwide Building Society is the world’s biggest building society and has assets in excess of £137 billion. Tagged with: corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Nationwide AGM vote aims to raise £100,000 Nationwide Building Society is once again encouraging its members to vote in its AGM by donating 10p for every vote cast to Disability Sport Events (DSE). Last year it raised £100,000 in this fashion: with online voting taking place for the first this year, the total could be even higher.Nationwide sent voting packs to all its eligible members in June, and members until 11am today to cast their postal or online vote on the individuals they would like to elect as directors of the Society. In addition, members have been asked to vote to endorse the building society’s decision to achieve the Business in the Community PerCent Standard, whereby it will donate at least 1% of its pre-tax profits to charity, community and environmental activities. If passed, this will be worth around £6 million in donations. Advertisementcenter_img  37 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 July 2007 | News 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.last_img read more

Be king of your own ‘castle’ in Daisy Hill

first_imgThe formal dining room at 29 Lynette Way, Daisy Hill.“Most people, when they come up to the house, say it looks like a castle.”Known as The Sanctuary, the home has marble bathrooms, hand painted gold balustrading and bespoke timber features.“My favourite space is the round (dining) room — it’s very unique and has that European touch,” Mrs Eliasson said. The formal lounge room at 29 Lynette Way, Daisy Hill.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“The home has everything you can think of — we have a fireplace, cinema room, four-vehicle garage, poolside cabana and even a large laundry with a bench for sewing.”On the ground floor there is a grand entry with 3m cedar doors, 6m ceilings and staircase.There is a formal lounge, an open-plan kitchen and family area that opens to the patio and a conservatory-style dining room with timber ceiling. The home at 29 Lynette Way, Daisy Hill.INSPIRED by the castles of Europe, this stunning property in Daisy Hill was built with luxury and entertaining in mind.Owners Raisa and Birger Eliasson were the dream team behind the stunning property at 29 Lynette Way — Mr Eliasson was responsible for the build and Mrs Eliasson handled the interiors.“We actually went overseas to Europe and saw all the castles and magnificent builds over there (for inspiration),” Mr Eliasson said. The master ensuite at 29 Lynette Way, Daisy Hill.The kitchen has granite benchtops, hand carved oak cabinetry and butler’s pantry,An entertainment area includes a powder room and second kitchen and there is also a study, cinema, patio, laundry and bathroom.Upstairs the master suite includes a walk-in wardrobe, balcony and marble ensuite. The pool and outdoor area at 29 Lynette Way, Daisy Hill.The four remaining bedrooms have built-in robes and there are two extra bathrooms.Outside, there is plenty of room for entertaining with a covered patio and a poolside cabana.The home is on a 1203sq m block with district views and breezes.last_img read more

New York Mets to hold preseason workout in the Carrier Dome

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The New York Mets will hold their final preseason workout at the Carrier Dome on March 26, the Syracuse Mets announced Tuesday. It will run from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and it will be free for all fans to attend. Pete Sala, Syracuse University’s Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer, called it a “first-of-its-kind experience” in a statement.This is the first year of Syracuse’s Triple-A baseball team being affiliated as the top minor league club of the New York Mets. Previously, Syracuse had been named the Chiefs and been the top-feeder team of the Washington Nationals. “This extraordinary event will kick off our wonderful partnership with Onondaga County,” New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said in a statement. “We are thrilled the Syracuse community will have a chance to connect with our players up close and personal.”Notable New York Mets scheduled to be in Syracuse for the workout are starting pitchers Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard and second baseman Robinson Cano. Tim Tebow, the former NFL quarterback, is also in the Mets’ organization, but was not mentioned in the release.According to the release, the New York Mets will take batting and infield practice while pitchers partake in their bullpen sessions on the Dome turf. The mascot, Mr. Met, will also be in attendance. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“This is huge,” Syracuse Mets general manager Jason Smorol said in the release. “The New York Mets have made a real commitment to our community and bringing the team to the Dome really cements that. I can’t wait for our local fans to see deGrom, Canó, Syndergaard and the rest of the Major League Club.” Published on March 12, 2019 at 1:23 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3center_img Commentslast_img read more

Replace That Window?

first_imgMore resources — and versions of the storyAs with other recent columns, check out Making Windows Work Better, by Paula Melton and Peter Yost. That’s the recent feature article from Environmental Building News, and offers more detail on today’s advice along with other more comprehensive information.Back to that chicken dinner: An online article tells me that one family on the fabled road back in the 1930s was friendly with the governor. They had him over for a nice chicken barbecue, and buttonholed him about the road. He agreed to keep it oiled if the county would grade and gravel it. The county agreed on it, and a legend was born.  GREEN PRODUCT GUIDE Combining approaches for better thermal performanceAir sealing does save energy as well as improve thermal comfort by closing off air leaks and reducing drafts, and it can be combined with high-performing storm windows or insulated shades to get up to four times better thermal performance without a pricey window replacement — a great option if you need shades for glare or privacy anyway, or if maintaining the look and feel of original windows is important. Improved operability can also save energy by allowing windows to be opened in the summer for ventilation.“The only reason to replace a window is complete deterioration,” says Jean Carroon, an architect with Goody Clancy in Boston. Carroon specializes in historic preservation, and her work often leads to extensive restoration and repair of historic windows as well as the addition of attachments like interior panels — or even replacing windowpanes with insulated glass units in the historic window frame. Cost-effective window fixes may not add R-valueIf you have windows that have rotting sashes, failed seals (telltale sign: fogging between panes), extensive lead paint (especially in the part where the window slides), slapping on an extra layer of plastic or glass, as we talked about last week, may not solve your problem. If you want to save that old window, and maybe a few bucks, it’s time to get a bit more involved. RELATED ARTICLES Tristan Roberts is Editorial Director at BuildingGreen, Inc., in Brattleboro, Vermont, which publishes information on green building solutions.Also in this series: Windows, Shades, Blinds, and Awnings Energy Solutions Historic Preservation and Green RenovationInsulated Storm Windows?Should Historic Preservation Trump Energy Performance? Four Affordable Ways to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Old Windows7 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House: 4. WindowsAll About Glazing Optionscenter_img Most of today’s windows can’t be repairedCarroon is distressed by the rate at which windows are replaced, especially since most of today’s double-glazed, low-e windows cannot be repaired. (I have learned this the hard way, naively taking one such broken window into the local hardware store, and then to the local glass repair shop, before finally taking the numbers off the unit to order a replacement from the dealer.)Installing non-repairable windows leads to a “cycle of replacement” and is “a symbol of a non-sustainable world,” Carroon says. While restoring windows can be labor-intensive (and thus expensive), “you are almost always pouring the dollars into the local economy,” not sending it to far-away manufacturers, she notes. WindowsAn air-sealing upgrade and repair package for the existing window can be the place to start. Professional air sealing and repair may involve replacing seals and gaskets throughout the window assembly, replacing double-paned glass or entire sashes if necessary, bringing window frames back into square, and repairing sash frames or the glass itself. While these repairs can be fairly cost-effective (if not always inexpensive), they do not add much R-value to the window — though replacing a sash pocket pulley system with a spring system and filling the air space with insulation will provide marginal improvements. As I was hosing down the dirt driveway in front of my house last week to keep the dust down with some guests due to arrive, I got to thinking about Chicken Dinner Road.I once lived in Canyon County, Idaho and often passed a junction for Chicken Dinner Road. Some years ago, I was told, this road was a dusty dirt track traveling between a few farms. One of the farmers got tired of the dust clouds that came up from passing vehicles. He had the local highway supervisor over for a chicken barbecue, and had a buddy driving up and down the road, demonstrating the problem directly. The road got paved, and it also got a name.There’s another story about this same road — read on to the end. But one lesson I take from the ol’ chicken dinner: when something isn’t working, get creative and do something about it. Ten tips for deciding how to handle old windowsHere are some tips on deciding what do to with old, under-performing windows:1. Replace existing windows only if they have failed or are in poor shape. Almost all windows need attachments, and opting for a higher-performance attachment, rather than a window replacement plus a new conventional attachment, may be a better solution.2. Get a handle on the entire spectrum of possibilities from the last two weeks’ columns (on keeping the sun out, and on keeping the heat in), and by reviewing WindowAttachments.org, and then prioritize your needs.3. Using these priorities, compare how well conventional window treatments meet these needs in comparison with more expensive but higher-performing window attachments.4. Use the individual window attachment fact sheets (also at WindowAttachments.org) to gain a complete understanding of each option.5. Look for and use credible resources — not manufacturer or sales claims — to support your window attachment decision-making. Two such resources are RESFEN and WINDOW 6.3 — free, downloadable software tools.6. Select an attachment with multiple attributes; sometimes one attachment can solve multiple problems.7. At the same time, understand that optimal management of heat loss and gain may require two window attachments — an interior one for the former and an exterior one for the latter.8. Take care in combining double-glazed low-e windows with either low-e exterior storm windows or high-performance insulating interior attachments; deployment of either in managing solar gain during the summer may result in damage to the insulated glazing unit seals.9. Understand what the proper maintenance will be for your attachments, and any operational needs. Awnings will work only if opened!10. Prioritize energy performance in your window attachment decisions, but don’t forget to seek out nontoxic materials. While some window attachments typically come in only one form, the market is expanding rapidly. Recycled content, low-emitting materials, non-treated fabrics, and other green options may already be available.last_img read more

Sachin Tendulkar adds value to batting line-up, says Sanjay Manjrekar

first_imgSachin Tendulkar ‘s vulnerability against full-length deliveries in the New Zealand series may have raised a few eyebrows, but Sanjay Manjrekar, a former Test batsman and Tendulkar ‘s teammate, feels the days of batting maestro at the highest level are not yet over.”To me, the way Tendulkar got out in his three innings against New Zealand does not suggest by any stretch of the imagination that he is finished as an international batsman,” he said.”I will stand by what I’ve said all along about Tendulkar – that his run-making at the international level will stop only when he stops playing. Until then, he may not dominate as he used to but he will still be a good enough batsman to get runs at the highest level, and to add value to the Indian team, especially in Test cricket,” he told cricinfo.Sanjay Manjrekar felt that Sachin was aware of the difficulties an ageing batsman has to face and he will soon find an answer to it.Tendulkar, 39, was clean bowled three times out of three in the just-concluded two Test-series between India and New Zealand, triggering a spate of negative comments. Even Manjrekar and Sunil Gavaskar, who were doing television commentary when Tendulkar was bowled in the first innings of the second Test, questioned his lack of foot movement.Now, Manjrekar says Tendulkar still adds value to the batting line-up and must be part of the team in the four-Test series against England at home.Also a Mumbaikar like Tendukar, Manjrekar argued that the maestro was not first one to have struggled with full-length deliveries.”I have seen with great players as they age that it’s the full delivery that seems to bother them more than short ones. Short balls land on the pitch well before full-length ones do, so their mystery is revealed to the batsman earlier,” he pointed out.”Watching a ball from the point of release to almost right under your eyes is not easy to do. Great batsmen do it as a matter of habit, but with age they have to remind themselves to keep doing it right through their innings.”Manjrekar felt that Tendulkar was aware of the difficulties an ageing batsman has to face and he will soon find an answer to it.advertisementlast_img read more

Hina Rabbani Khar tops the list of glamorous women politicians

first_imgDo politicians make you think of dowdy dressers, white ensembles and plain cotton saris? Well, then its time for a reality check. There are some stunning women in politics. In our list, age is no barrier. Hot is hot!Here’s a look at some of the most glamorous female politicians. Check them out!Pakistan’s Hina Rabbani Khar is at number one position in our listPakistan’s youngest and first woman foreign minister is in constant news for her fashionista ways. Hina Rabbani Khar, the 34 year old minister, scored full marks on the style front when she was spotted at the Delhi airport in a monotone outfit of blue sporting shades and red lipstick. She looked like a diva.Check out the galleryHere are other glamorous women politicians:Priyanka Gandhi VaderaKashmala TariqHillary ClintonMichelle Obamalast_img read more

3 get prison in college basketball recruiting scandal

first_imgTrump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Former Adidas executive James Gatto, business manager Christian Dawkins and Merl Code, a former Adidas consultant, were convicted in October of conspiracy to commit wire fraud for funneling illegal payments to families of recruits to Louisville, Kansas and North Carolina State.Gatto, 48, of Wilsonville, Oregon, got nine months in prison; Dawkins, 26, of Atlanta, and Code, 45, of Greer, South Carolina, got six months each. Code and Dawkins were each also ordered to pay $28,261 in restitution to the University of Louisville.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe judge said each can remain free until a federal appeals court decides whether to uphold their convictions.Prosecutors say coaches teamed with Gatto and others to trade hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence star athletes’ choice of schools, shoe sponsors, agents and even tailors. 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Warriors draft first woman player into NBA 2K esports league Kaplan recommended all three men serve their sentences at minimum security prisons.Tony Bland, a former Southern California assistant coach; ex-Arizona assistant coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson; and former Oklahoma State assistant coach Lamont Evans are awaiting sentencing. Former Auburn assistant coach Chuck Person, who pleaded not guilty, is scheduled for trial in June.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting This combo of images shows, from left, amateur basketball league director Merl Code, Former Adidas executive James Gatto, and business manager Christian Dawkins. The three men were sentenced Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in the widespread college basketball recruiting scandal that has tainted two dozen schools. Gatto got nine months in prison. Dawkins and Code got six months each. (AP Photo/Bebeto Mathews, left, Seth Wenig, center and right)NEW YORK — A former Adidas executive and two others who paid families to persuade top college basketball recruits to play for schools sponsored by the shoe brand were sentenced to prison Tuesday by a judge who said he wanted to send a “great big warning light to the basketball world.”U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan said he had to balance the need for a stern message with the realization that others who did similar crimes were not prosecuted in a widespread college basketball recruiting scandal that has tainted two dozen schools.ADVERTISEMENT NCAA President Mark Emmert has said an independent enforcement body to adjudicate major infractions cases could be in place by August.Kaplan said leniency for the defendants, who faced as much as three years in prison under federal sentencing guidelines, could only go so far.“These defendants all knew what they were doing was wrong,” he said.The judge added that he wanted to send “a great big warning light to the basketball world.”“I deeply regret my actions,” Gatto said in a shaky voice.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Dawkins referenced “social dysfunction” in college basketball and said his actions were “clouded” by a “system that takes advantage of kids.”“I realize now more than ever none of this was worth it,” Dawkins said.Code, a former Amateur Athletic Union coach, said he also regretted his actions but added: “Some things really got to be changed about college basketball.”The judge acknowledged none of the defendants “took home a nickel” from the scheme, but said it was wrong to say there was no economic motive because each defendant’s career stood to benefit.Kaplan said all the harm could not be measured in dollars, citing testimony by the father of Brian Bowen Jr., once one of America’s bright high school basketball stars who seemed destined for the NBA until it was revealed that his father was to be paid $100,000 so his son would go to Louisville.The judge recalled that the father cried as he testified that he had wrecked his son’s life. The younger Bowen now plays basketball in Australia.Kaplan also cited the playing at trial of a recorded conversation between Code and Dawkins in which the men discussed giving Louisville basketball coaches “plausible deniability” about the scheme.“I’ll never forget that,” Kaplan said. “They were making sure Rick Pitino’s tracks were being covered.”Pitino was fired by Louisville after arrests were made in 2017 in the corruption investigation. He has denied wrongdoing.In a release, Deputy U.S. Attorney Robert Khuzami said the sentences “only begin to reflect the magnitude of the harm these defendants caused through a scheme that not only defrauded multiple public universities but upended the lives of young student-athletes and corrupted a game cherished by so many.”last_img read more

10 months agoWalker-Peters, Eriksen admit Spurs ‘buzzing’ after Bournemouth rout

first_imgWalker-Peters, Eriksen admit Spurs ‘buzzing’ after Bournemouth routby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Eriksen hailed the manner of Tottenham’s rout of Bournemouth yesterday.The Dane was among the goalscorers for the 5-0 win.He said, “It’s always nice to know that you will score at some point. “With the players we have, someone will score at any point, even in the first 10 minutes not playing as well as we could and still scoring and leading – that gives you the confidence and the trust in your team that you can sit back, be professional, be focused and that you will win the game.”Spurs fullback – and fellow goalscorer – Kyle Walker-Peters added: “There’s a buzz around the team at the moment, we’re winning games and everyone is confident. When I step on the pitch I have that confidence as well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

College Spun’s Staff Picks For Week 7 Of The 2015 Season

first_imgCollege Spun's picks for week 7 of the 2015 CFB season.college spun staff picks week 7Week six of the college football season produced a few big upsets, like Washington over USC and Texas over Oklahoma, along with a few almost-upsets, like Michigan State vs. Rutgers, TCU vs. Kansas State and Florida State vs. Miami (FL). Week seven is shaping up to be the most interesting of the season thus far, however.This week, we’ve got UCLA vs. Stanford, Michigan vs. Michigan State, Alabama vs. Texas A&M, Florida vs. LSU and USC vs. Notre Dame. Currently, Matt Hladik and Dustin Tackett hold a slim lead over the field in our weekly competition. Here are our picks for this weekend’s games:staff picks week 7 1staff picks week 7 2staff picks week 7 3Who do you have?last_img

BeyGood With Beyonce And The Princes Trust

first_imgBeyoncé’s global charity campaign #BeyGood is working with The Prince’s Trust to change the lives of disadvantaged young people.The campaign, which encourages people to be kind, be charitable and #BeyGood to each other and their communities, will raise vital funds for The Prince’s Trust on the UK tour dates of the Mrs Carter Show World Tour 2014.To join Beyoncé in support of The Prince’s Trust make a £3 online donation, or text BEYGOOD to 70660 (£3 will be added to your bill*).Mrs Carter Show ticket holdersConcert ticket holders who make a donation, wear a #BeyGood t-shirt (available from Tomorrow’s Store) or donate an item of clothing on the night will be given an official #BeyGood sticker at The Prince’s Trust donation site situated in the venue.Sticker wearers will be randomly selected for a seat upgrade to an exclusive VIP area near the front of the stage. The Beyoncé team will be working their way around the venue before the concert starts to select the lucky winners.Make sure you bring your donation confirmation email or text donation receipt to claim your sticker.“As a young child I was blessed to have the support of my family who encouraged me to reach for my goals,” said Beyonce. “So many young people don’t have this. I am honored to partner the #BeyGood campaign with The Prince’s Trust to help young people beat the odds and create better lives for themselves.”The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people into jobs. One in five young people in the UK are struggling to find work. Three in four young people supported by The Prince’s Trust move into work, education or training. There is more information on the work of The Trust here.*Text costs £3.00 plus network charge. Prince’s Trust receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payer’s permission. Customer care 0844 847 9800. Charity No 1079675.Source:Prince’s Trustlast_img read more