Citizens Bank, City Market and Free Press team up for Kids CAN Help

first_imgCitizens Bank and City Market partnered with the Burlington Free Press for the fourth consecutive year in a food drive at participating schools known as Kids CAN Help.  The food drive was designed to help raise awareness among school children that hunger is a year-round struggle for many families in our communities, especially with rising food and fuel prices.The campaign running Oct. 12-16, encourages children at 26 participating schools to compete to collect the most food. The school that collects the most non-perishable items will be thanked in a special ceremony at the school. Last year, students at the Robinson School in Starksboro were the winner, collecting 1,014 lbs. of food, which averaged over 7 lbs. of food per student!  The total amount of food collected from all the schools, Citizens Bank branches, City Market and the Burlington Free Press was 8,894 lbs.“Citizens Bank is proud of the Kids Can Help program and the awareness it brings to local school children and their parents,” said Cathy Schmidt, president, Citizens Bank, Vermont. “We thank our customers and the public in advance for supporting this worthwhile cause that benefits so many in need.”  “We think Kids CAN Help is a pretty special program that can bring hope to those in need, said Brad Robertson, president and publisher, Burlington Free Press. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Citizens Bank and City Market, for what we hope will be another record breaking year in donations. “HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP…Starting Oct. 12-16, please drop off non-perishable food items at your local Citizens Bank branch location or at The Burlington Free Press, or at the participating schools listed below.Weybridge Elementary School, Robinson Elementary School, Ferrisburgh Central School, Burlington High School Interact Club, Lawrence Barnes Elementary School Sustainability Academy, Rock Point School, St. Joseph School, Mt. Abraham Union High School, Albert D. Lawton School, Thomas Fleming School, Jericho Elementary School, Allen Brook School, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg Community School, Williston Central School,  Malletts Bay School, Richford Elementary School, Sheldon Elementary School, Cambridge Elementary School, Morristown Elementary School, People’s Academy Middle Level, People’s Academy Upper Level, Milton Elementary School, Milton Jr / Sr High School, Twinfield Union School and Winooski Middle School.About Citizens BankCitizens Bank is a division of RBS Citizens, N.A., operating its seven-state branch network in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. It has 23 branches and 23 ATMs in Vermont.RBS Citizens, N.A. is a subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a $153 billion commercial bank holding company headquartered in Providence, R.I. CFG’s two bank subsidiaries are RBS Citizens, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. They operate a 12-state branch network under the Citizens Bank brand in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, and the Charter One brand in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. CFG has non-branch retail and commercial offices in about 40 states. It is one of the 10 largest commercial banking companies in the United States ranked by assets as of March 30, 2009. CFG is owned by RBS (The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc). CFG’s Web site is citizensbank.com.  About City Market, Onion River Co-opThe Onion River Co-op is a consumer cooperative, with 2,800+ members, selling wholesome food and other products while building a vibrant, empowered community and a healthier world, all in a sustainable manner. Located in downtown Burlington, City Market provides a large selection of local, natural and conventional foods, and thousands of Vermont-made products. Visit City Market, Onion River Co-op online at www.CityMarket.coop(link is external) or call 802-861-9700.About The Burlington Free PressAt The Burlington Free Press our mission is to provide Vermonters must-have news and information on demand across many print and digital channels, ever mindful of our journalistic responsibilities. Since 1827, Burlington Free Press has grown to be Vermont’s most trusted and most read newspaper. Over the years, the population growth of Chittenden County has led to expansion of coverage of local news and information with burlingtonfreepress.com the No. 1 news and information Web site in Vermont reaching 300,000 unique visitors. www.burlingtonfreepress.com(link is external).last_img read more

ESMA warns of ‘substantive’ market risks as fixed income issuance falls

first_img“The yield drop was higher for lower-rated bonds, potentially reflecting a shift in risk assessment and continued search-for-yield behaviour on the part of investors,” the report said.It also found that the issuance of asset-backed securities (ABS), mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and covered bonds was at an all-time low.However, the regulator argued that there was no increase in liquidity risk despite the decline in issuance.However, it added that a heterogeneous pattern to liquidity remained across the market.“Overall, liquidity-risk developments should be treated with caution, as liquidity-support measures remain in place, and shifts in yield curves could significantly alter liquidity risks,” it said.It added that market risk stabilised during the third quarter of 2013, despite “mixed” signals.It also found that credit risk remained largely unchanged, despite the “subdued” issuance.“Sovereigns and corporates were able to issue debt with longer maturities,” the regulator said.“As the improvement in conditions relies partly on accommodating monetary policy measures, a rise in the interest rate could eventually trigger an increase in credit risk, especially in vulnerable countries.”,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to Market Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities report Sovereign and corporate bond issuance fell to pre-crisis and decade-long lows as the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) warned of continued “substantive” risks facing investors.The regulator’s chairman Steven Maijoor noted that while market stresses had decreased, “key markets and investors” continued to face significant hurdles.ESMA, in its first market trends, risks and vulnerabilities report for the year, noted that European Union sovereign bond issuance “fell sharply” over the latter half of 2013 – down 33% over the first half of the same year and “well below” the same period in 2012.Gross issuance of corporate bonds also continued to decline over the course of 2013, with yields for all except AAA-rated bonds falling slightly.last_img read more

Here’s how much it cost to hire Ronaldo for a day

first_img The firm were allowed to use images of the former Real Madrid star that were taken on the day, but the advertising was only regional as the publication was limited to the Middle East and North Africa area. For all of the above, Ronaldo and his representatives charged the company a monumental £920,000. In new set of ‘Football Leaks’, once again published by Der Spiegel, it emerged Ronaldo signed a 10-year deal with the American sportswear giant Nike in 2016 and is entitled to collect a basic salary of €16.2 million (£14.8 million) per year “as long as he plays for a Category A club”. Ronaldo also receives a €4 million bonus for any individual award he wins, such as the Ballon d’Or. Have you ever wondered how much it would cost to hire Cristiano Ronaldo? Well, now you don’t have to wonder anymore. Loading… Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love Anyways7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Populated Cities In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year That’s because in 2017, the Football Leaks book from by Der Spiegel journalists Rafael Buschmann and Michael Wulzinger, provided insight how much Ronaldo’s services cost. We’re not talking about how much it costs to have him turn up and play for your Sunday League team like Kaka did back in February, this is about booking CR7 for half a day’s work. Read Also: Italy’s Serie A to resume on June 20 With his many endorsements and a handsome salary combined, the 35-year old topped the recent Forbes list of highest-paid footballers after being pipped by tennis legend Roger Federer in the overall rankings. Ronaldo raked in $105 million in total – made up of $45 million from endorsements and a further $60 million from salary/winnings. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 And as a Saudi telecoms firm found out in 2013, Ronaldo costs an eye watering amount to hire. The book reveals that Mobily struck a deal with Ronaldo’s Irish image rights company, Multisports & Image Management whereby they would get four-and-a-half hours of his time. The service consisted of a photo-shoot, five signed shirts and two plugs across his social media channels, where the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has an enormous following.Advertisementlast_img read more

“Sarajevo“ and “Zeljeznicar“ shared Points in the Eternal Derby

first_imgIn the biggest football derby of the BiH Premier League, FK Sarajevo, as the first-place team, hosted FK Zeljeznicar, that has one pointe less than Sarajevo before the last two rounds of the BiH Premier League. After 90 minutes, the match at the stadium Asim Ferhatovic Hase finished without goals, 0:0.The eternal rivals played their 105th league derby in front of more than 20.000 fans. Sarajevo started offensive in opening minutes, and Nemanja Bilbija had the first half-chance but shot outside the goal from 18 meters.On the other side, the top scorer of the BiH Premier League, Rijad Bajic, tried to threaten the goal of Sarajevo, but his shot has been blocked.Sarajevo had the biggest chance in 27th minute when Benko tried with the bicycle shot, but Antolovic defended great.There were several opportunities for both teams, but the result remained unchanged. The match was finished with the result of unpopular 0:0 with which Sarajevo remained at the first place.There two more rounds until the end of the championship. In the next round, Sarajevo will be guest to Vitez, after which it will host Sloboda from Tuzla.In the 28th round, Zeljeznicar will host Travnik, and in the last round will play against Celik at Bilino Polje.(Source: klix.ba/ Photo: oslobodjenje.ba)last_img read more

HOSPITAL FLOOD: GOVERNMENT MUST PROVIDE EMERGENCY FUNDING TO REPAIR LETTERKENNY – TD

first_imgFianna Fáil Deputy Charlie McConalogue has called for a clear commitment from Government for emergency funding to reinstate all services at Letterkenny General Hospital.The Donegal Deputy has said any delay in repairing unprecedented flooding damage and replacing essential equipment could have major implications for the hospital and for the health services in Donegal.“This level of damage to a major hospital is unprecedented. Letterkenny is an extremely busy facility providing a vast range of vital services to patients from right across the North West. We simply cannot afford any delays in getting the hospital back up and running to full capacity,” said Deputy McConalogue. “I welcome the fact the Health Minister James Reilly visited the hospital at the weekend and committed to working with management. However, what the hospital also needs from the Minister at this stage is a firm commitment to releasing emergency funding, so that all the necessary repair works can be carried out and vital equipment can be replaced.“This is an unprecedented crisis and it warrants an exceptional response from the Department of Health and the HSE. Letterkenny General Hospital is the epicentre of health service provision in Donegal and it is crucial that all services are maintained at the hospital.“Questions must be asked about how a new building could suffer such a calamitous event. The onus is on the Minister, his Department and the HSE to investigate this disaster fully, identify any structural problems and establish how such a disaster can be avoided in the future.“I want to commend the immense effort from all involved in the emergency response to the flooding. The hospital staff, management, fire service, army, local authority officials and 500 community volunteers went above and beyond the call of duty, working around the clock in the recovery and clean-up effort. It is a testament to the commitment not just of our local emergency workers, but also of the community as a whole.”  HOSPITAL FLOOD: GOVERNMENT MUST PROVIDE EMERGENCY FUNDING TO REPAIR LETTERKENNY – TD was last modified: July 29th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:HOSPITAL FLOOD: GOVERNMENT MUST PROVIDE EMERGENCY FUNDING TO REPAIR LETTERKENNY – TDlast_img read more