16 Jun

Boots wins award for best online CCI reporting

first_img  33 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Digital Boots wins award for best online CCI reporting The Co-operative Bank received the Silver Hallmark Award for its ‘ethics action web pages’, ‘opportunity for feedback’ and its‘down-loadable grant applications and extensive ./guidance’.“Both sites are excellent examples of what an integrated approach, stakeholder engagement, creativity and resources can achieve when reporting community involvement on the Internet,” said Ms Stotland. Barclays, BT, National Grid, Kelloggs, Dixons, Cargill, BHP Billiton and GlaxoSmithKline were all highly commended by the judges. Over 600 company Web sites were reviewed against the Hallmark Awards judgingcriteria, developed in partnership with Next Step Consulting, the London-based consultancy specialising in corporate environmental and social communications. The list of websites was gathered using an interactive directory of companies on www.CCInet.org – a CAF website which promotes best practice in community investment reporting and provides profiles and links to hundreds of organisations working in the field of CCI. 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.center_img Howard Lake | 25 September 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis High street retailer Boots plc, has won the Gold Hallmark Award for the best onlinereporting of its community and charitable activities.The Hallmark Awards, designed by CAF (Charities Aid Foundation), recogniseand encourage innovation, creativity and best practice by rewarding those companies that most effectively promote their corporate community investment (CCI) on the Web. The judges gave high marks to Boots in each of the four criteria – content, communication, credibility andcomparability. According to Samantha Stotland, Hallmark Award judge and CAFCompany Services Manager, “the Boots Web site stole the show because of the clarity with which it effectively communicated the company’s CCI activities to both staff and the wider community.” Advertisementlast_img read more

18 Dec

Long Island Craft Beer Week 2018 Kicks Off

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The annual celebration of all things craft beer on Long Island kicks off Friday with a Cask Ales Festival in Farmingdale and runs through May 20 with a slew of brew-related festivities.LI beer week’s opening festival will be held at That Meetball Place in Farmingdale from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., with unlimited samplings of cask ales from 11 breweries and happy hour pricing on taps, wine and food.The theme of LI Craft Beer Week 2018 is East meets West, and the cask ales at the Farmingdale festival will focus on Suffolk County breweries. The East End will be represented by Montauk Brewing and several North Fork breweries will be pouring, including Greenport Harbor Brewing, Jamesport Farm Brewery, Long Ireland Beer and Moustache Brewing. The fun will continue in Farmingdale on Saturday with a Town Takeover on Main Street, with opportunities to meet and greet brewers from many LI craft breweries. On the following weekend, the main events will shift to Suffolk County and the focus will be on Nassau County breweries. A Cask Ales Festival on May 18 at L.I. Pour House in Port Jeff Station will feature special cask ales from Oyster Bay Brewing, Garvies Point Brewing, Lithology Brewing and Long Beach Brewing Company. The celebration in Suffolk will continue on May 19 with a Town Takeover in Patchogue.Long Island Craft Beer Week also provides an opportunity for craft beer lovers to give back to the community through the Craft Cares “Can for a Can” food drive. Limited-release cans of this year’s collaboration brew, Craft Cares Bi-Coastal IPA, will be available at participating breweries, beer bars and retailers in exchange for donating cans of food for Long Island Cares-The Harry Chapin Food Bank. Craft Cares Bi-Coastal IPA was a collaboration among 24 LI breweries along with local producers of malt and hops. The brew combines two popular beer styles, the West Coast IPA and New England IPA, using Cascade, Nugget and Tahoma hops from Condzella Farms in Wading River, Route 27 Hop Yard in Moriches and L.I. Hops in Riverhead. Bi-Coastal IPA was brewed at Fire Island Beer Co. in Bay Shore on March 20, then dry-hopped and canned on April 3, with canning donated by The Malt Man mobile canning services and labels by DWS Printing in Deer Park.Dozens of events will take place during the 10-day celebration, including the chance to pick up a free commemorative pint glass and wrist band for exclusive offers throughout the year.Details on all events for Long Island Craft Beer Week can be found at licbw.us.Bernie Kilkelly is the editor and publisher of LIBeerGuide.com.Related Story: New Brews Join Long Island Craft Beer BoomRelated Story: Long Island Craft Beer Guidelast_img read more

18 Oct

Mesut Ozil left out of Arsenal’s squad to face Manchester City

first_imgAdvertisement We back! 👊🥁 Introducing your lineup for tonight’s game…#MCIARS— Arsenal (@Arsenal) June 17, 2020Ozil featured in Arsenal’s 3-2 friendly defeat to Brentford but it’s unclear if he made the trip up north. AdvertisementAdvertisementThe early suggestion is that the German is not injured and that he’s been left out after failing to warrant a starting spot.The former Real Madrid ace has featured in all of Arsenal’s last ten matches and he’s hopeful of seeing out his deal at the Emirates, which lasts until 2022.Ozil had looked likely to leave had Emery remained in charge as the Spaniard dropped the midfielder almost entirely from his squad.MORE: Raheem Sterling vows to bring about change through Black Lives Matter movement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 17 Jun 2020 7:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link792Shares Mesut Ozil left out of Arsenal’s squad to face Manchester City Comment BURNLEY, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 02: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Arsenal FC at Turf Moor on February 2, 2020 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus)Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil was a notable absentee as Mikel Arteta’s side arrived at the Etihad for their clash against Manchester City.The German has been a first team regular under the Spaniard since Unai Emery’s departure and the midfielder’s featured in training throughout this week.However, he was not in the squad that arrived in the north-west as Arteta made a number of changes to his side.Kieran Tierney is the most significant change as the Scot makes his first league start since December.ADVERTISEMENTBuyako Saka appears to be given a more advanced role after playing at left-back earlier on in the campaign and Alexandre Lacazette is on the bench in favour of Eddie Nketiah. Advertisementlast_img read more

27 Sep

Loving dad’s year of torment

first_imgNelson Mail 3 Nov 2012Fathers beware. Giving your child a kiss and cuddle in public could land you in court.http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/7903081/Loving-dads-year-of-tormentWhile pleased to walk free from the court, the father is disturbed at what happened. Particularly concerning was the police refusal to take statements from independent witnesses in his support. A Wellington family, which had never met the family until camping at the reserve, only became aware of the charges in August last year. The mother then wrote to Motueka police saying she saw the events at close range and could give an impartial account. Another couple at the domain who knew the family said it was inconceivable that anything inappropriate could have happened. It was daylight, with a large number of people around the playground, and camp sites next to it. If anything inappropriate had happened they would have intervened, the man said. Another woman, a nurse, who was there also said the accusations were nonsense. Yet the police did not interview these witnesses.WHAT HAPPENEDJanuary 3 and 4 2011: Family visit McKee Domain, Ruby Bay, along with 300 others. Other visitors allege inappropriate behaviour between father and daughter, report to caretaker who calls police. Constable arrives and father denies any wrongdoing.March 24: Police arrive at family home with search warrant for shirt and dress. Father taken to Motueka police station, arrested for indecent assault on 10-year-old daughter.March 25: Father appears in court, bailed with conditions not to contact family.June 21: Father’s lawyer Brett Daniell-Smith applies for an oral evidence order to hear evidence of witnesses.July: Lawyer asks police to review decision to charge father. Detective Sergeant Craig Johnston responds that police have six credible accounts of indecent behaviour and he believes the father has been correctly charged.August 29: Judge Ellis grants an oral evidential order for three defence witnesses, bail conditions relaxed but father not allowed home.September 29: After eight months father gets 1 hours of supervised contact with two younger daughters.November 25: Oral evidence called at committal hearing at Nelson District Court. JPs rule there is no case to answer and discharge father.March 7 2012: Police apply to the High Court at Nelson to re-lay charges, arguing the JPs have exceeded their function.April 16: Application heard, Justice Miller agrees that the JPs were wrong and trial date set for October.July 11: Judge Bruce Davidson declines application from father’s lawyer for a discharge, saying it is up to a jury to decide.October: Jury trial, Crown re-lays charge with eight counts of indecent assault. After the father has given evidence, the father’s lawyer applies for him to be discharged saying there is insufficient evidence, and the identity of the complainant in each charge is uncertain. The trial is halted and none of the defence witnesses called. Judge Behrens discharges the father.last_img read more

23 Sep

Winebarger scores big at Sunset Speedway Park opener

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageBANKS, Ore. (April 18) – Collen Winebarger was best in the Budweiser IMCA Modified field, on opening night Saturday at Sunset Speedway Park.Don Jenner took control of the lead in the early going.  The veteran driver set the pace until lap 10, when Winebarger seized the position.Once in the lead, Winebarger pulled away and dominated the rest of the distance.Craig Cassell was second and Rob Ireland was third.last_img

13 Aug

Europa League semis: Arsenal v Atletico, Marseille v Salzburg

first_imgNyon, Switzerland | AFP | Arsenal will face Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals of the Europa League while Marseille will play Austria’s FC Salzburg.Arsene Wenger’s side will play the first leg at home against Atletico, who are favourites to win the competition for the third time.The first legs will take place on April 26 with the second on May 3. Arsenal reached the last four after surviving a scare against CSKA Moscow in Thursday’s quarter-final second leg in the Russian capital.Danny Welbeck and Aaron Ramsey both scored late in the game for Arsenal to calm nerves after CSKA had raced into a 2-0 lead on the night. The London side won 6-3 on aggregate.Marseille overcame a first-leg deficit to beat German side Leipzig 5-3 over two legs in their quarter-final, while 1994 finalists Salzburg produced the shock result of the night by defeating Italian side Lazio 4-1 at home to win 6-5 on aggregate.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

13 Aug

Emery ‘proud’ after Arsenal stage thrilling fightback

first_imgArsenal head into the international break in fifth place, with just one defeat from their first four matches.Tottenham are two points behind their hated rivals and have won only once in their opening four fixtures.Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been frustrated by the decision to allow European clubs to buy players after the Premier League transfer deadline.His Denmark playmaker Eriksen has been keen to leave, creating an unsettling effect for the rest of the squad.But with the European deadline looming on Monday, Pochettino hopes Tottenham will be more unified once Eriksen’s future is settled.“In the first half it was a great 45 minutes and I was a little bit ashamed to concede before half-time,” Pochettino said.“We have massive quality and from tomorrow we will all be on the same page. With Christian Eriksen we have to wait but it shows it was the right decision to play him.“He showed a great performance and helped the team to get a point here.“I am optimistic and happy to work with the squad and try to fight for big things for the club.“It is about drawing a strong line for the future. It’s importantShare on: WhatsApp Emery Arsenal Tottenham  London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Unai Emery saluted Arsenal’s fighting spirit after they hit back from two goals down to salvage a pulsating 2-2 draw against Tottenham in Sunday’s north London derby.Emery’s side were in danger of a damaging defeat after goals from Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane put Tottenham in control by the 40th minute at the Emirates Stadium.But Alexandre Lacazette reduced the deficit just before half-time and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed Arsenal’s equaliser after the interval.“I’m pretty proud of our work. We played with our heart, sometimes more than our head. We need the balance,” Emery said.“We need to be clearer in our mind. We made some mistakes in the first half.“The fans pushed us and helped us. The first goal for us was the key.“We deserved to win over the 90 minutes. The match was amazing for everyone watching.”last_img read more

13 Aug

Struggling Espanyol sack coach Abelardo Fernandez

first_imgEspanyol coach Abelardo Fernandez during the press conference.Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |  La Liga’s bottom club RCDE Espanyol on Saturday confirmed that Abelardo Fernando has been relieved of his duties as first team coach after just 13 games in charge.Abelardo is the third coach sacked by the Barcelona based outfit this season after David Gallego and Pablo Machin, and he leaves after leading Espanyol to 14 points from his 13 games at the helm.However, that slight improvement was not enough to lift Espanyol out of last place and a 1-0 defeat away to Betis (who had only won once in their previous 11 matches) on Thursday night was Abelardo’s last game in charge.The defeat in which Wu Lei missed a late chance to equalize, leaves Espanyol with just 24 points from 31 games, 8 points behind fourth from bottom Eibar, and with an uphill battle to avoid relegation.“The club has taken the decision as the result of the sporting performances of the first team and with the clear aim of saving the ‘blue and whites’ from relegation,” informed the official communique of the sacking on the Espanyol website. The timing of the sacking is slightly surprising given that Espanyol entertain league leaders Real Madrid on Sunday night and the club’s Director of Sport, Francisco Joaquin Perez ‘Rufete’ will take charge for that game and the rest of the season. Enditem****XINHUAShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

4 Aug

CN Volunteer Fire Co. to Host Fundraiser

first_imgColts Neck Volunteer Fire Co #2 will host its annual fundraiser, “Make it a Full House for Colts Neck Vol. Fire Co. #2’s Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande will serve as honorary chair, and will be attending the event.The fundraiser will take place in the Triple Crown Room at the company’s firehouse, 50 Conover Road. Players will participate in tournament-style play, with a $150 buy-in for advanced registration, and $175 at the door, with pay-out prizes for the top 10 finishers. A 50/50 raffle will also take place on the night of the event.“We’re all very excited to be re-introducing the Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament back into our fundraising plan,” says Art Raskin, event co-chair. “The event has been a huge success in past years, and we’re looking forward to making this our best year yet, with the addition of Assemblywoman Casagrande.”Funds raised at the event will go towards covering costs to maintain the firehouse and all of the mandatory equipment that is needed for the volunteer firefighters to continue doing their job effectively.For more information on advanced ticket purchase and event details, visit the event’s website at coltsneckfireco2.org or find them on Twitter @CNFireCo2 or Facebook by searching the event name.last_img read more

3 Aug

Future hockey stars on display at B.C. Hockey U16 Camp

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsTwo players from the Nelson Leafs Bantam Rep squad were among the selections to the Kootenay squad following the weekend U16 B.C. Hockey High Performance Camp at the Nelson and District Community Complex.Defenceman Colton Dachwitz of Nakusp and South Slocan forward Brandon Sookro join 18 other selections that will head to Kamloops April 28-May 1 to participate in the B.C. Cup.The two Leaf players are joined by former minor hockey teammate Cole Arcuri, who spent the past season playing at a hockey academy in the Okanagan.The four-day jamboree is being held at the Interior Savings Centre and Valleyview Arena and features one practice session, five games, off-ice player and team development and a hockey futures presentation.The Male Under 16 Program was designed by B.C. Hockey to instruct and prepare high caliber players for future opportunities in the High Performance Program.  Open Zone Camps were held for players 15 years or younger.  From each zone, 20 players were selected to compete in the U16 B.C. Cup.  A jamboree style tournament is when the 20 players selected from each zone are mixed together to form the eight teams. Rounding out the selections to the team were Brandon Becker, Daniel Burgess, Matthew Sopkow, Jason Richter, Brayden Revie, Sebastien Barrette and Payton Lee of Cranbrook; Kyle Hope, Mitch Foyle, Nolan Hanley, Riley Brandt, Drake Poirier and Johnny Todd of Trail; Jake Maclachlan of Fernie, Stephen Hawes of Invermere and Chase Butula of Cranbrook.Other players from Nelson attending the camp included Tyler Podgorenko, Dylan Whiffen, Michael Viala and goaltender Brayden [email protected]last_img read more