first_img 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. Howard Lake | 2 April 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Army Surpluslast_img read more

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Community Reinvestment Act Financial Institutions OCC 2015-01-26 Brian Honea Previous: Existing-Home Sales Expected to Inch Upward in January Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 1/27/2015 Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Subscribe The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released its list of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance evaluations that were made public during the month of December 2014 for 30 financial institutions.The 30 financial institutions that received ratings from the OCC that became public during December were national banks, federal savings associations, and insured federal branches of foreign banks that have received ratings. The four possible ratings were outstanding, satisfactory, needs to improve, and substantial noncompliance, according to the OCC.Two of the 30 financial institutions that were rated received a rating of outstanding: Van Wert Federal Savings Bank, a small bank in Van Wert, Ohio; and Icon Bank of Texas, National Association, an intermediate small bank located in Houston, Texas. Twenty-eight of the financial institutions evaluated received a rating of satisfactory. None of the institutions received ratings of needs to improve or substantial non-compliance.A searchable list of all public CRA evaluations can be found on the OCC’s web site. The CRA was first enacted by Congress in 1977 and revised in both 1995 and 2005. The purpose of the CRA is to “encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, consistent with safe and sound operations,” according to the U.S. Federal Reserve Board web site. Home / Daily Dose / OCC Releases Performance Evaluations for 30 Financial Institutions; Two Rated ‘Outstanding’  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Community Reinvestment Act Financial Institutions OCCcenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago January 26, 2015 837 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago OCC Releases Performance Evaluations for 30 Financial Institutions; Two Rated ‘Outstanding’ Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

first_imgHunter has been arrested on the following: (WBNG) — The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office says one person is in custody after breaking into a Mirabito Gas Station, stealing a loaded handgun, and breaking into a residence. The sheriff’s office says the investigation is still ongoing. Two counts of Burglary 3rd degreeOne count of Burglary in the 1st degreeOne count of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd degreeOne count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th degreeGrand Larceny in the 4th degreeCriminal Mischief in the 3rd degreePetit Larceny New York State Police, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Sherburne EMS and LifeNet also assisted. Hunter was arraigned by the Village of Earlville Court and was remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility in lieu of cash bail. He will reappear in court at a later date. Authorities say Garrett A. Hunter, 31, broke into the Mirabito Gas Station in the Village of Sherburne on two separate occasions, and then stole a loaded handgun from a vehicle in the village, before breaking into a victim’s residence in the Town of Smyrna. Police say this incident happened from the evening of June 18 into the morning of June 19.last_img read more

first_imgPresident Donald Trump said Monday he will announce his nominee for the empty Supreme Court seat at the end of this week, kickstarting a political fight set to upend the already nail-biting US election.Down in the polls against Democratic opponent Joe Biden and widely criticized for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the Republican is seizing on the sudden vacancy at the constitutional court as a way to change the subject and super-charge his right-wing base.”We’ll make a decision probably Saturday, maybe Friday” between five female candidates, Trump told reporters. The death last week of Ruth Bader Ginsburg stripped the court, which was already tilted to the right, of one of its steadiest liberal votes.With a chance to name his third new justice since entering the White House, Trump is now on the cusp of installing a firmly conservative majority for many years to come.Biden is leading calls for the Republican-controlled Senate to delay voting on a nominee until the results of the November 3 election are known, arguing that to rush through confirmation before would be an “abuse of power.”But Trump made clear Monday that he has no qualms in flexing his political muscle and his allies in the Senate have said they intend to deliver. There is “overwhelming precedent behind the fact that this Senate will vote on this nomination this year,” said Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, dismissing comparisons to when GOP members refused in 2016 to vote on a replacement nominated by President Barack Obama for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.Ginsburg is to lie in repose for public viewing at the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday, and will lie in state Friday in the national statuary hall of the US Capitol, where an invitation-only ceremony is planned. She will be buried next week in a private ceremony in Arlington, near the capital Washington.Trump said his nominee announcement will wait until after memorial services are completed, but after that he wants to move full speed ahead. Topics : Election politics “The final vote should be taken before the election. We have plenty of time for that,” Trump said earlier Monday in an interview with Fox news.Trump cited fears that a court with only eight judges left could end up in a 4-4 split on rulings following what is likely to be a close and contentious election.”We don’t want to have a tie,” Trump said.He rejected Democratic complaints, saying if they “were in the same position there is zero chance that they wouldn’t do it.””They wouldn’t even talk about it. They’d say ‘you’re crazy.'”Trump confirmed that two women — Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Judge Barbara Lagoa — feature prominently on his short list. He also noted Lagoa is a Hispanic-American from Florida, a state that by some projections he has to win if he has any hope of securing a second term.Lagoa is “excellent, she’s Hispanic, she’s a terrific woman,” he said. “We love Florida.”Analysts say that a Supreme Court nomination saga could also shift attention away from the coronavirus pandemic, which has already killed nearly 200,000 Americans, and inspire Republican voters who want the Supreme Court to reflect their conservative views on issues like immigration, abortion and healthcare.There are risks for Trump, though.Ginsburg was an icon to the left and the fight to replace her with a conservative during an election race that Biden is currently leading might stir Democrats even more than Republicans.A Reuters/Ipsos poll found that 62 percent of Americans, including one in two Republicans, think the vacant court seat should be filled only after the election.In another potential warning sign to gung-ho Republicans, the Democratic fundraising group ActBlue reported Sunday that small donors had given a total of $100 million since Ginsburg’s death.Trump, however, signaled he’ll play hardball, repeatedly rejecting reports that, in the days before her death, Ginsburg told her granddaughter that her final wish was for her seat to be filled by the new president.”I don’t know she said that,” Trump told Fox, suggesting the statement was “written out” by Democratic leaders. “That came out of the wind.”He later told the press conference the report seemed “just too convenient.”last_img read more

first_imgThe CEO of Kenpong Group of companies, Mr Kennedy Agyapong has sent a congratulatory message to the gallant Black Stars team coached by Maxwell Konadu.Popularly referred to as the ”Local” Black Stars, Ghana’s team huffed and puffed but ultimately became champions of the revamped WAFU tournament beating Senegal 3-1 in a pulsating final. According to Kenpong, ”The boys have done really well considering the short time they had to prepare and even though they found it very tough, it is a sign of better things to come when you win such tournaments”.In the spirit of involvement, some management members and staff of Kenpong Group were often seen joining supporters in the stands during matches. The company expressed their collective pleasure at sponsoring the event which they termed as a ‘win-win’ sponsorship partnership with WAFU.The WAFU Cup was reserved for only home-based players of member nations with Ghana drawn in Group A alongside Sierra Leone, Benin and Burkina Faso.Defending WAFU champions Togo had to settle for bronze after battling with group opponents Niger, Senegal and Liberia. In an exclusive interview with Ghana Sports Brand, Director of Finance at Kenpong Group/Kenpong Travel and Tours, George Amoako stated his satisfaction with the output and outcome of the partnership.‘’I am pleased to have Kenpong’s name associated with a tournament of this stature especially as we want to be part of the revival and long term successes”. Kenpong group of companies which is combination of a travel and tour service, communications and construction firms is owned by one of Ghana’s most celebrated entrepreneurs Mr. Kennedy Agyapong.The company is set to unveil their 2014 Brazil World Cup promotion to Ghanaians in the coming days and according to Mr Amoako, it will be an exciting, affordable and very competitive package.last_img read more

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino dismissed claims by former Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas that prolific striker Harry Kane needs to leave the club if he wants to win trophies.Villas-Boas gave Kane his Premier League debut in 2012, but the England striker’s career only took off once the Portuguese coach departed in December 2013.Kane has now scored 30-plus goals in the past four seasons, but Tottenham’s failure to win a trophy in that time has seen the England striker constantly linked with European champions Real Madrid.“If he has a hunger for trophies and for notoriety he would have to leave Spurs, if he has no hunger for that, but recognition and stability, he would stay at Spurs,” said Villas-Boas this week.However, ahead of Spurs’ FA Cup fifth round replay at home to Rochdale on Wednesday, Pochettino insisted Kane can fulfil his ambitions by staying at his boyhood club.“We are here to develop, to help the club achieve and win titles,” said the Argentine.“Harry is happy here and of course he wants to win titles here like all of us do, but I respect all opinions.” Kane scored his 35th goal of the season two minutes from time to beat Crystal Palace 1-0 on Sunday.But Spurs’ victory was overshadowed by more accusations of diving by Dele Alli as the midfielder twice saw claims for a penalty waved away in quick succession at Selhurst Park.Pochettino reaffirmed his support for the player, but admitted he had spoken to Alli, who has twice been booked for simulation this season, about the criticism he has received.“He’s very competitive and he wants to win in every action. Of course, he wants to improve,” added Pochettino.“I am not worried about this situation. He’s a clever player and he knows what he needs to do.“Every day we have conversations and meetings about everything. After the game we had a short chat about the situation. It’s our responsibility to help the players with everything.”Pochettino confirmed injured defenders Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld will again sit out against Rochdale, and that he will rotate his side with one eye on next week’s Champions League last 16, second leg against Juventus at Wembley.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates’ Marlon Byrd smiles as he rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the second inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  by Will GravesAP Sports WriterPITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew McCutchen was in mid-answer when teammate A.J. Burnett stuck a bottle of champagne inside the jersey of the star Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder and turned it upside down.“Feels good,” McCutchen said with a laugh as the bottle emptied, further drenching his already soaked uniform. “I could get used to this.”So could the city he plays in.After an absence of two decades, playoff baseball is back in Pittsburgh. And it’s not going anywhere for a while.The Pirates are heading to St. Louis for the NL division series after drumming the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 in the NL wild-card game on Tuesday night, nine innings of dominance that also served as a coming out party for a franchise eager to escape a generation of misery.“There are mile markers along the road to get to the place you want to get to,” manager Clint Hurdle said. “There’s nobody in there that doesn’t want to win the World Championship for the Pirates organization.”Pittsburgh is one step closer after dispatching the Reds. The NL Central champion Cardinals await. A.J. Burnett will start for the Pirates against St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright in Game 1 on Thursday.Andrew McCutchen (22) walks to the field before the National League wild-card playoff baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)“They know us, we know them,” McCutchen said. “It’s going to be a battle. We want it to be a battle.”At least the Cardinals likely won’t face Liriano until Game 3 at the earliest, though Liriano’s teammates believe his performance set the tone for what they hope is an extended October stay.The veteran left-hander showed up at the park on Tuesday in a suit with his suitcase packed. The message was simple: the season wasn’t over yet.“He had the expectancy to win,” McCutchen said. “When he showed up with his suit on, that got me hyped up.”In front of a black-clad crowd savoring its first postseason game since 1992, Russell Martin hit two home runs, Marlon Byrd also connected and McCutchen reached base four times.“We’re for real,” McCutchen said. “We’re definitely for real.”You won’t hear the Reds arguing after Liriano continued his mid-career renaissance. The left-hander scattered four hits, struck out five and walked one to win his first playoff game and serve notice the Pirates have no intention of going quietly after spending two decades at the bottom of the standings looking up.Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto struggled in his third start since coming off the disabled list last month. Cueto gave up four runs in 3 1-3 innings and appeared rattled by a raucous ballpark that taunted him by chanting his name.“He couldn’t get the ball where he wanted,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said. “Usually he can throw that ball through the eye of a needle. Tonight he was up.”The 36-year-old Byrd, acquired by the Pirates in late August from the New York Mets, celebrated the first postseason at-bat of his 12-year career — 1,250 games — by sending Cueto’s fastball into the seats to give the Pirates the lead in the second inning. The shot sent another jolt through an already electric crowd, which began singing “Cue-to, Cue-to” in unison when Martin stepped in.“This is 20 years of waiting. You’re seeing it all come out in one night,” Martin said. “Hopefully we can keep this atmosphere till late October.”The catcher followed with a drive into the bleachers in left field. The Reds never recovered, ending a 90-win season with a six-game losing streak.  Three of those losses came at home against the Pirates in the final series of the season that determined the site of the win-or-die game.“It’s unfortunately been a bit like déjà vu,” first baseman Joey Votto said. “Really disappointing.”Baker backed Cueto before the game, saying his ace “thrives on this environment.” Maybe, but the right-hander never looked comfortable at a place where he has been nearly unhittable.Cueto, who came in 8-2 at the ballpark by the Allegheny River, even lost his grip on the ball while standing on the mound as the crowd serenaded him.A moment later, he lost his grip on the game.Martin’s 405-foot shot to left-center gave Pittsburgh a 2-0 lead and all the momentum Liriano would require.Signed on the cheap in the offseason after a mediocre 2012 split between the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox, Liriano has been reborn in Pittsburgh. He went 16-8 with a 3.02 ERA during the regular season, his devastating slider nearly unhittable against left-handers.The Reds proved no match. Votto went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts. Jay Bruce produced an RBI single in the fourth but Cincinnati never really threatened on a night playoff baseball officially returned to Pittsburgh.“It’s definitely a good feeling,” Martin said, “but we’ve still got work to do.”Shin-Soo Choo homered in the eighth, a drive to right field that was upheld by video review. It did little more than slightly delay a party 7,660 days in the making.Pittsburgh’s 94-win regular season reignited a relationship sullied by years of mismanagement and miserable play. When the gates opened two hours before the first pitch, fans — most of them dressed in black at the urging of McCutchen, an MVP candidate — sprinted to their seats in anticipation of the club’s first postseason game since Atlanta’s Sid Bream slid into home ahead of Barry Bonds’ throw in the bottom of the ninth in Game 7 of the 1992 National League championship series.The victory sent the Braves to the World Series and the Pirates into an abyss that took an entire generation to escape.The first step came with victory No. 82 on Sept. 9. The next came two weeks later when a win over the Chicago Cubs assured a wild-card spot. The most thrilling yet lifted the team with the 26th-highest payroll in the majors ($73.6 million) into a showdown with baseball royalty.NOTES: Martin is the first catcher to homer for three different teams in the postseason. He previously connected for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008 and the New York Yankees in 2012 … Liriano is the first Pittsburgh left-hander to win a playoff game since John Candelaria in Game 3 of the 1979 World Series … The Reds have lost four straight playoff games and 11 of their last 13 … Pittsburgh is the first home team to win since the new wild-card format was introduced last season … The Pirates went 10-9 this year against St. Louis. … Byrd is the oldest player to homer in his first postseason at-bat, according to STATS.___Follow Will Graves at www.twitter.com/WillGravesAPlast_img read more