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Chris Bell – Sale Sharks

first_imgCB: Only my face. I’m getting badgered to have my back waxed by my girlfriend, but I’m going to hold out as long as I can.RW: What’s the most you’ve spent on something, apart from a house?CB: I spent £9,000 on my car and I’ll probably spend more on my new one. I want a 4×4 – I’m very messy and my car is full of crap. Saying that, I’ll probably just fill the bigger one with crap! I spent £1,700 on a sofa. When I broke my foot I was lying on my sofa for two weeks and I realised how uncomfortable it was. As soon as I could walk I went and picked out a big corner sofa. The problem was it didn’t arrive for ten weeks so I still had this rubbish sofa to sit on while I was injured and by the time it came I was fit.RW: What’s your earliest memory?CB: Going to rugby training when I was four and a half, seeing people play, then telling my dad I didn’t want to do it because it looked really rough! Six months later, I went back and did it.RW: What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen happen in a match?CB: Watching a game in Ireland once, the rain was coming down so hard one of the wingers was standing behind a post protector to keep warm!RW: Didn’t something pretty funny happen to you at the Churchill Cup – or should that be embarrassing?CB: It had been dry all week but on the night before and morning of the game with Scotland A it was lashing it down. So, when I got the ball out wide near the line, instead of stepping inside I decided to hit the ground and slide in. But it wasn’t wet enough and I only made it a couple of metres. I tried to convince the ref I’d crossed the line but he knew I hadn’t. I got ribbed a lot for that.Learn more about Chris’s teammates at Sale Sharks… TAGS: Sale Sharks LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Mark Cueto Dwayne Peel Chris BellWhen Chris Bell made a move to Sale Sharks, he took some time out to have a quick catch up about his ideal woman, waxing, finally entering the digital age, and his ‘epileptic’ music taste. RUGBY WORLD: You’ve been at Sale a few weeks now, so how have you settled in at the club?CHRIS BELL: I knew a few of the guys here before I came – Magnus Lund, Richard Wigglesworth, Andy Titterrell, Chris Jones, Stuart Turner, Dean Schofield. It’s handy to know people because it breaks down barriers when you first arrive. Pre-season’s gone well, although I did twist my ankle and had to have a few scans to check the screw in my foot hadn’t moved.RW: Does having a screw in your foot mean you beep when you go through X-ray machines?CB: I thought I would, but I don’t. I was a bit disappointed, especially as it’s a big old one. It was put in when I broke my foot during last year’s pre-season and it’s actually three inches long.RW: Have the Sale boys made you do anything as an initiation?CB: I had to sing a song on the bus after the Biarritz pre-season game. I did Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) by Green Day. I listened to it all week on my i-Pod so I could try to remember the words!I was out of key, out of time and forgot some of the words, but managed to get through a verse and a chorus without getting booed, which was the main thing. It was so bad it was almost good!RW: So what music do you like?CB: My girlfriend, Elle, just bought me my i-Pod – so I’ve finally entered the digital age. I was a bit prehistoric before with all my CDs! I’ve got loads of different stuff on there – Jack Johnson, Sublime; I’ve got eclectic music taste. Once in an interview I said I had epileptic taste!Elle Macpherson – Chris’s ideal womanElle Macpherson, Nigella Lawson, and Embarrassing match play…RW: Do you like breasts, bum or legs?CB: Ideally the whole package, but primarily a good bum! My ideal woman would look like Elle Macpherson and cook like Nigella Lawson.RW: We all know Gav shaves his legs – do you shave/wax any body parts?last_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The SinnersMissing youRichie McCaw is among the bad boys this week, for missing what should have been a try-saving tackle. There, that’s not a sentence you often see! The All Blacks skipper let Marland Yarde through for England’s first try, but luckily for him it didn’t cost his team the game.Touchdown! Marland Yarde scores the try which Richie McCaw should have stoppedExpensive mistakeJamie Roberts finds himself on the naughty step after getting himself sin-binned for taking out an airborne Willie le Roux during Wales’s defeat in Durban. A stricter ref might have red-carded Roberts, even though the hit looked accidental, so in some ways he was lucky to be able to return to the fray. However, what was not so lucky was the 14 points Wales had conceded to South Africa in his absence.Roberts wasn’t alone in having errors to contemplate after the 38-16 loss to South Africa. The Wales pack, which Warren Gatland has spent his reign building, was totally outmuscled by the hosts and Adam Jones, so many times a hero for his nation, was taken off after half an hour even though he wasn’t injured.Wales will be keen to do better, much better, next weekend.Trailing in his wake: Weary Wales players watch as Ian Evans tries to stop Duane VermeulenDark moment for MoonlightCanada’s full-back James Pritchard had just kicked them into a 17-16 lead over Scotland. There were ten minutes to go and the hosts just needed to keep cool heads and battle to the finish to secure a precious win over the Scots. Almost as good was wing Bryan Habana, who grabbed a brace of opportunistic tries to show his predatory instincts remain as sharp as ever, and capped off a fine weekend by announcing the birth of his first child, a day after his own 31st birthday. Plenty to celebrate there, then.Unstoppable: Paul Hill on the charge for England U20s in their semi-final win over IrelandDanny’s No 1England U20s qualified for their second consecutive IRB Junior World Championship final with an emphatic 42-15 semi-final win over Ireland on Sunday morning. There were glimpses of excellence from half a dozen or more England players, but loosehead prop Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi carried off the Man of the Match award for a magnificent all-round display.He was part of a scrum which took Ireland to pieces on several occasions and he powered over for a try, after taking a scoring pass from his front row pal, tighthead Paul Hill.Hobbs-Awoyemi even put through a grubber kick which led to Ireland going into touch inside their own 22 and hooker Tom Woolstencroft scored from the lineout. Not a bad skills-set for a No 1. Brilliant Ben: All Blacks full-back Ben Smith makes his try-saving tackle on Manu Tuilagi We hand out bouquets and brickbats after a scintillating weekend of rugby The SaintsSuper SmithNew Zealand pipped England 28-27 in a ding-dong Test match battle on Saturday, and so took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. The brightest spark in the All Blacks side was full-back Ben Smith, who put in an absolutely magnificent display.He had won 27 caps at wing, centre or off the bench but this was his first start in the No 15 jersey and he wore it well.When England were already 10-6 up towards the end of the first half, Smith chased down Manu Tuilagi as the England wing sprinted up the right from his own 22 and was closing in on the All Blacks line. If Tuilagi had scored and stretched England’s advantage, the hosts would have had a mountain to climb to come back, but Smith ensured he didn’t by tackling him, then stripping the ball from him on the ground.Smith was also prominent in attack throughout the game, scoring New Zealand’s first try and frequently sending England’s defence scrambling.He was named Man of the Match and his coach Steve Hansen said: “His all-round game was very good and he mirrored what he has been doing in Super Rugby at full-back. He’s been waiting a long time to get an opportunity and he seized it.”Hold up!England’s replacement prop Matt Mullan claimed a notable scalp in Dunedin on Saturday. Earning only his fourth cap off the bench, the 27-year-old stopped one of the game’s all-time greats in his tracks, when he held up Richie McCaw over the try-line.The All Blacks were 28-20 up with just four minutes to go, so if England’s hopes of a win weren’t already dead and buried, they certainly would have been had McCaw turned a period of powerful attacking play into a try. However, Mullan wasn’t about to give up and he managed to prevent McCaw from scoring when the world-famous openside charged over the line.England earned a penalty from the ensuing scrum and cleared their lines and Chris Ashton scored their last-gasp try a few minutes later, which meant England lost by just a single point.Roaring success: Sean Lamont became Scotland’s second most-capped player on SaturdayLong live LamontIt was a landmark day for Sean Lamont on Saturday when he turned out for Scotland v Canada in Toronto. The 33-year-old won his 88th Scotland cap, which took him past Scott Murray and into second place in the list of his nation’s most-capped players of all time.Lamont has started 85 of his 88 Tests, having made his debut against Samoa back in June 2004. Saturday was his 16th start in the centre, with the rest having been made on the wing, and he has scored 12 tries in his Test career.The only player ahead of Lamont now is Chris Paterson, who won 109 caps. Whether or not Lamont ends up overtaking him, he has still enjoyed a career to be proud of.Red-hot le RouxJust as Ben Smith shone at full-back for New Zealand, Willie le Roux was in stunning form for the Springboks as they beat Wales 38-16 in Durban. Everything he did, he did well, creating tries, scoring one and opening up a different box of tricks to the normal physical South African approach. Unfortunately for them, openside flanker John Moonlight failed in this mission. Almost immediately after the re-start, Canada’s replacement scrum-half Gordon McRorie launched a wayward box kick, Moonlight found himself in an offside position as the ball bounced up off the turf, but just could not resist grabbing it. Result – a penalty to Scotland which Greig Laidlaw kicked to give the tourists a 19-17 lead, which they never relinquished.last_img read more

Canada: Discernment for priests needs to be ‘tweaked,’ says bishop

first_img Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector Columbus, GA Canada: Discernment for priests needs to be ‘tweaked,’ says bishop Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Anglican Communion Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA By André Forget Posted Mar 16, 2017 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Submit a Job Listing Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Anglican Journal] The Anglican Church of Canada should “re-tool” its methods for assessing candidates for the priesthood to make the process more sensitive to context, says Bishop Bill Cliff, of the diocese of Brandon. Full article. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Washington, DC last_img read more

Face-to-face fundraising generated 690,000 new donors in 2002

first_img  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 June 2003 | News Members of The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association secured 690,000 new donors from face-to-face and door-to-door fundraising during 2002. Each new donor pledged to give regular and long-term financial support. The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) said that “these figures go to show the technique of approaching donors face-to face on the street and door-to-door is continuing to be highly successful, particularly for attracting younger, first time donors.”Greenpeace commented in April 2003 that “in the last 3 years 75% of new supporters have come through face-to-face recruitment.” A month before that Oxfam reported that “over two thirds of people recruited by Face to Face are under 35.” Age Concern England have found it worked well for them: “This has proven to be one of the best ways of raising awareness of our local services while attracting committed supporters for the future at a low cost,” said a spokesperson in April 2003. Advertisement In announcing the figures for 2002, the PFRA estimated that these new donors represented income of about £240 million. Reaching such a total was rather complicated, the organisation admitted. Minimum donations are £5 a month, although many people give much more, up to £15 a month. This gift can continue for an average of 5 years, though the longest on the PFRA’s records has been giving for over 13 years. A recent Henley Management study has suggested £350 as the average lifetime value of a donor. The PFRA multipled this figure by the number of pledges to arrive at the total estimate of £240 million.center_img Tagged with: Community fundraising Individual giving Research / statistics Face-to-face fundraising generated 690,000 new donors in 2002 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

Mentoring tops Google search

first_img  33 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Mentoring tops Google search AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 October 2008 | News Tagged with: corporate Digital Volunteering The Children’s Society today announced securing a Google Grant for its National Mentoring Initiative in London. As part of its support for the initiative, Google is providing a minimum of three months free advertising, making ‘mentoring’ top of search lists.The charity is keen to recruit volunteers from across London as mentors who can help young people in the capital and hopes to work with 240 children in the next year. People searching the internet for mentoring or volunteering opportunities in London will be directed to The Children’s Society’s mentoring website.Any adult aged 18 and over can apply to become a mentor and potential mentors receive full support and training from The Children’s Society.Claire Wetton, programme manager of the National Mentoring Initiative, comments: “With the support of Google, we hope that many more people will sign up as mentors. The success of the Greenwich mentoring project shows that the scheme can work. The Children’s Society now wants to build on this success in the new pilot areas of London to enable us to support as many children as possible.”To find out more information contact the Mentoring Initiative on 020 7358 2000 or visit the more information and interview opportunities please contact Anil Ranchod at The Children’s Society on tel: 020 7841 4422Notes to editors· The Children’s Society is a national charity driven by the belief that every child deserves a good childhood. It provides vital help and understanding for those children who face the greatest danger, discrimination or disadvantage; children who are unable to find the support they need anywhere else.· The Children’s Society has been able to establish the mentoring initiative in Greenwich, Tower Hamlets and Hackney thanks to generous funding from The Pears Foundation, The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, The Jack Petchey Foundation and V, the volunteering charity.· The mentoring scheme was developed by the charity following a year-long feasibility study, an analysis of current mentoring schemes in the UK and consultation with the hugely popular ‘Big Brothers, Big Sisters’ programme in the USA. Research by the Philadelphia-based charity found that mentored young people were less likely to start using illegal drugs, drink alcohol or play truant from school(i) To protect the young person’s identity we have not used their real name. 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

Swimming & diving team signs 8-year-old Nathan Lin

first_imgTwitter Eight-year-old Nathan Lin signs to become an honorary member of the TCU swimming & diving program. Eight-year-old Nathan Lin signs to become an honorary member of the TCU swimming & diving program. print TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt JMBLYA breaks record at Dallas festival ‘Let’s be real’: TCU talks diversity First-year student remembered for her humor Kylie Walker TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Kylie Walker Twitter Eight-year-old Nathan Lin signs to become an honorary member of the TCU swimming & diving program. Kylie Walker University alerts campus after student diagnosed with mumps Kylie Walker Eight-year-old Nathan Lin signs to become an honorary member of the TCU swimming & diving program. + posts Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook Kylie Walker is a junior Journalism major from Dallas, Texas. She is the SGA/Greek line editor and Public Safety reporter. This has been a special week for the son of a former TCU athlete.Nathan Lin celebrated his eighth birthday on Tuesday. The next day, he signed a National Letter of Intent with TCU’s Swimming and Diving Team.“Today, you’re becoming a super Horned Frog swimmer,” head coach Richard Sybesma said to Nathan.Nathan’s new teammates rallied behind him as he put pen to paper, cementing his future with the Horned Frogs. It was just as his mother, Cathy Boyd Lin, did 31 years ago.“She was a good swimmer, a hard worker, a great woman,” Sybesma said.Last July, Nathan was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He had surgery to remove it a week later, and he’s currently receiving chemotherapy treatments“I’m so proud of how he’s done since all of this was diagnosed and how strong he has been going through a lot of very serious treatment,” said Jeffrey Lin, Nathan’s father.Over a span of four years, Cathy Boyd Lin went to NCAA tournaments and set records for the Frogs in the 200 freestyle relays. She said watching her son join her past team made the past year worth it.The team’s spirit was boosted as well. After signing his name, Nathan swam a victory lap in the Olympic pool in the University Recreation Center. He heard his teammates cheer him on along the way.“Seeing Nathan swim the length of that pool and them cheering, it’s special,” Sybesma said.It was special for friends, family and, of course, Nathan.“It was awesome,” Nathan said. Previous articleFrogs’ late rally against No. 4 Baylor falls just shortNext articleMcLean Middle School in running for National Award Kylie Walker RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Kylie Walker ReddItlast_img read more

Financial Services Committee Examines Next Steps for Wells Fargo

first_img Previous: Industry Groups Applaud FHA CWCOT Changes Next: Joe Biden Addresses Housing Inequality Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Financial Services Comittee Wells Fargo  Print This Post March 10, 2020 1,657 Views Financial Services Committee Examines Next Steps for Wells Fargo About Author: Mike Albanese Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Financial Services Committee Examines Next Steps for Wells Fargocenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Financial Services Comittee Wells Fargo 2020-03-10 Mike Albanese in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the Financial Services Committee, called Wells Fargo a “lawless organization” that has caused harm to millions of consumers during Tuesday’s hearing. Wells Fargo CEO Charlie Scharf testified before the committee during the hearing titled “Holding Wells Fargo Accountable: CEO Perspectives on Next Steps for the Bank that Broke America’s Trust.” Waters said Scharf is the third Wells Fargo CEO to speak to the committee over the past three years. She noted that each Wells Fargo executive that spoke to the committee resigned shortly after. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced in February that the bank will pay a $3 billion settlement over its account scandal dating back to 2016. Wells Fargo’s penalties include a $500 million fine to the SEC. According to the SEC’s order, between 2012 and 2016, Wells Fargo publicly touted to investors the success of its Community Bank’s “cross-sell” strategy, which it characterized as a key component of its financial success. According to the order, from 2002 to 2016, Wells Fargo opened millions of accounts of financial products that were unauthorized or fraudulent.Waters said the bank opened 3.5 million accounts, costing consumers more than $6 million. She added that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is aware of cases that the number of consumer accounts needing remediation for abuse exceeds 50,000 and the amount of harm exceeds $10 million. “I’m very concerned that the banks’ pattern of harming its consumers appears to persist,” Water said. Waters referenced a staff report from a 2019 Federal Reserve meeting and a senior executive at Wells Fargo said the bank should not bring in any new customers due to the bank’s actions. “Based on the findings of the majority staff report, I agree with the sentiment that Wells Fargo isn’t ready to be America’s bank again,” Waters said. Committee member and Chair of Oversight and Investigations Al Green said, “My constituents would like to know how is it that Wells Fargo can pay a $3B fine, commit fraud, open accounts with knowledge of customers, and not one person goes to jail.” He added that of all the top banks, there has never been a CEO go to jail. “It seems that they are not only too big to fail, they’re also too big to jail. This issue has to be resolved and it cannot be resolved by simply paying off the government,” Green said. “Wells Fargo has to do more to atone for its transgressions.” Green said Wells Fargo cannot continue to run what appears to be a “criminal enterprise.” Fellow committee member Patrick McHenry, however, noted that his colleagues on the other side of the aisle “made up their minds about Wells Fargo long ago.” He said that before the committee received any evidence in 2016, Waters said she had come to the conclusion that “Wells Fargo should be broken up. It’s too big to manage.” McHenry said that after reviewing nearly half a million documents and countless testimony, that breaking up the bank is not the answer. “Wells Fargo isn’t too big to manage. The findings of this document show it was grossly mismanaged,” he said. He said evidence shows the source of issues was its structure and leadership team. McHenry also dismissed the hearings set for Wednesday, as the committee will hear testimony from two prior board members with “the sole purpose of embarrassing them.” McHenry called the hearings “politically motivated” and not sure what the committee hopes to accomplish by speaking to people who are no longer with the company, especially given the current economic challenges taking place.  “Investors fear over the spread of coronavirus has had widespread consequences for the financial services industry, the economy, and the markets,” McHenry said. “Our constituents have real concerns and they expect us to put aside politics and focus on the urgent matters at hand.” Committee member Andy Barr said the scandals surrounding Wells Fargo breached the public trust. He said the committee is not here to re-litigate the bank, but instead wants to know what the bank is doing to fix its mistakes. “Wells Fargo’s individualized mistakes and misconduct sparked unfair anti-bank rhetoric that has been applied to all banks of all sizes … but labeling all banks as the villains of capitalism makes it easier for some on the far left to justify their quest to impose socialism on our free-market economy and politicize access to capital,” Barr said. Scharf said during the hearing that prior actions reported by the Department of Justice, the SEC, and the OCC show “deeply disturbing conduct.” “We had a flawed business model and how the company was managed. Our structure and culture were problematic, and the company’s leadership failed its stakeholders,” Scharf said. Scharf said he is confident the company can move in the right direction and that transformation has already begun. He added there will be an assessment of external and internal shortcomings and what needs to be done to address them. Work outlined by government regulators will be prioritized, Scharf said. Scharf said he has brought in three new members to the leadership team and expects to add two more—all from outside the bank. He also said 75% of the leadership team will be new since 2018. “Hiring experienced people with proven track records in the issues we face is necessary to bring about the change required,” Scharf said. Wells Fargo’s new CEO said the bank will offer greater transparency in how the business works, risks it faces, and the way it treats customers. He added the company is altering its evaluation and compensation practices to ensure higher accountability. “The guiding principle in how we make business decisions must be that everything starts and ends with our customers. We must put them first in our decision making in all we do,” Scharf said. Just 24 hours before Wells Fargo and Scharf appeared before the Financial Services Committee, the bank announced that Chair of the Board of Directors Elizabeth Duke resigned from her post. Duke was elected Chair in January 2018 and previously served as Vice Chair from October 2016 to December 2017. Board member James Quigley also resigned. Both resignations were effective on March 8. Charles Noski will serve as Chair of the Board of Directors. He joined the board in June 2019 and is a retired Vice Chairman and former CFO of Bank of America. “On behalf of Wells Fargo and all of its employees, I would like to thank [Elizabeth] and Jim for the contributions they have made over the past several years,” Scharf said in a release. “They have helped the Board navigate significant challenges relating to the sales practices issues, and they began the hard work of instituting necessary changes in leadership, governance, compensation programs and our business model that form the foundation on which we are continuing to rebuild the trust we’ve lost. We wish them the best.”Duke and Quigley released a joint statement saying: “Since we were made aware of the egregious harms suffered by Wells Fargo’s customers, we were and remain fiercely determined to do right by them and to strengthen the bank’s culture and controls. We have made these our top priorities. In addition, we hired new external leadership with the ability to be an effective change-agent, which we found with our CEO, Charlie Scharf. As the markets face increasing volatility, a strong Wells Fargo is needed now more than ever.” They added that out of “continued loyalty and ongoing commitment” to Wells Fargo’s customers and employees, they recommended leaving their positions. “We believe that our decision will facilitate the bank’s and the new CEO’s ability to turn the page and avoid distraction that could impede the bank’s future progress,” they said.  Related Articleslast_img read more

Eamon Ó Cuív special guest for Pat O’Donnell commemoration

first_img The Deputy leader of Fianna Fáil , Eamon Ó Cuív,  will be the special guest at a commemoration in memory of  Pat O’Donnell in Derrybeg, Gaoth Dobhair on Sunday.Mr O’Donnell was born in Gaoth Dobhair, and was executed in Newgate prison in London for the murder of James Carey, on 17th December, 1883, aged 44 years.Carey, an informer on Land League and Fenian members, was transported to South Africa with his family where they assumed new identities.O’Donnell met Carey on a ship in South Africa and shot him dead. French writer, Victor Hugo, was among the supporters who pleaded O’Donnell’s case prior to his deathParty members who were on the organising committee who erected a monument in 1954 will also be in attendance  at the commemoration, and will lay wreaths. Eamon Ó Cuív special guest for Pat O’Donnell commemoration WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Pinterest Twittercenter_img Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Previous articlePolice investigate suspicious package in DerryNext articleGarda station closure top of agenda at Glencolmcille parish council meeting News Highland Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – November 12, 2011 Facebook WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Newslast_img read more

Florida authorities searching for gunman who shot, killed 15-year-old walking to school

first_imgFacebook/OrangeCoSheriff(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Authorities in Florida are searching for clues to find the gunman who shot and killed a 15-year-old walking to school on Monday morning.Alejandro Vargas, a sophomore at Boone High School in Orlando, was shot around 6:30 a.m. while on his way to class, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office announced.Deputies responded to 911 calls from neighbors of shots fired and a man down, Orange County Sheriff John Mina told reporters Monday. First responders provided aid to Alejandro at the scene but he later died at a local hospital, Mina said.Alejandro regularly walked to school, but it is unclear if he was on his normal route when he was shot, Mina said, adding that investigators believe he was alone at the time.Some neighbors heard gunshots but no witnesses to the shooting have come forward, Mina said. A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in Alejandro’s killing, according to the sheriff’s office.The Foundation for Orange County Public Schools described Alejandro as a “fine young man, with a great sense of humor and a love for life.”“Our community is broken and we want to help his family pick up the pieces of their lives in any way possible,” the school district said in a statement.Boone High School Principal Dusty Johns said Alejandro was “tragically killed on the way to school.” Grief counselors and additional law enforcement will be on campus to speak to students and staff this week, Johns said.“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as they go through this extremely difficult time,” Johns said.The school is working with the OCPS Foundation to provide emergency funds to Alejandro’s family, who have created a separate GoFundMe campaign to help pay for funeral costs.Mina described “the death of a child” as “extremely tragic,” especially since it occurred during the holiday season.“And to have it one week before Christmas, I can’t imagine how the parents are feeling right now,” Mina said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Thisweek’s news in briefDownturnendsTheseven-year downturn in the manufacturing industry is over, according to theConfederation of British Industry (CBI). The organisation’s quarterlyindustrial trends survey showed the strongest growth in total orders for morethan seven years, as well as the largest growth in output for eight years. changesProposedchanges to employment regulations around age are likely to come as a bigsurprise to UK businesses, according to new research from Manpower. The surveyfound that 61 per cent of employers were either unaware, or doing nothing toprepare for the impact of the changes that prevent employers setting retirementages for staff and remove the upper age limit for statutory redundancy pay. partnership to promote job opportunities for disabled and disadvantagedpeople across the UK has been launched. The partnership, between Barclays andnational charity, the Shaw Trust, will allow people to take advantage ofshort-term job placements with the bank, which could then lead to a permanentjobs. hoping to stem the rising tide of retail crime by training shop workers asspecial constables. Sir John Stevens, the Metropolitan Police commissioner,said that staff would be trained by his officers and released from work for aday to work with local police. Retail employers will still pay their wages. Related posts:No related photos. …in briefOn 3 Feb 2004 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more