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11 Mar 2014 
Window World Surpasses $1 Million in One Year Challenge - Yahoo Finance

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C., Feb. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In January of 2013,Window World(R), America's largest window replacement and home remodeling company, announced its "$1 Million in One Year" challenge, launching a campaign to raise $1 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) in one calendar year. Window World is excited to confirm that the goal was achieved, having raised more than $1.03 million for the hospital by the close of 2013.

Donations from Window World customers, store owners, vendor partners and employees, combined with St. Jude events and sponsorships such as the bellevue windows annual Give Thanks. Walk., John Rich and Friends Concert, Window World Pro-Am at the FedEx St. Jude Classic and the Window World Family Reunion made hitting the mark possible. Funds were also donated by Window World, Inc., in association with The Stinger, its centennial tribute to the first winning Indianapolis 500 Car, the Marmon Wasp. Additionally, Window World would like to recognize the thousands of sales representatives from more than 200 locations nationwide who worked diligently to garner customer donations during in-home demonstrations. A deeply-rooted passion for helping the children of St. Jude truly pervades every facet of the Window World family.

"To be able to say we reached the $1 million in one year mark speaks to the commitment of so many," said Window World Chairman and CEO Tammy Whitworth. "Knowing the amount of good--the number of children that will be helped with these funds--is truly rewarding, and we are so grateful to St. Jude for allowing us a part in its lifesaving mission each day."

Fundraising efforts were spearheaded by Window World Cares(R), the charitable foundation of Window World. Founded in 2008 by Whitworth and her late husband, Todd, the nonprofit organization has raised more than $4 million for St. Jude, where it was named New Corporate Partner of the Year in 2010. Window World Cares celebrated its fifth year of partnership with the hospital during "Window World Day" at St. Jude in December of 2013, ringing in the holidays with patients and their families.

Later this year, Window World hopes to take another huge leap forward in fundraising through the auction of The Stinger, with 100 percent of the proceeds to be donated to St. Jude. To learn more about Window World Cares or to make a donation, please visit For additional details regarding The Stinger, please visit

About Window World(R)

Window World(R), headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company with more than 200 locally owned and operated offices nationwide. Founded in 1995, the company sells and installs windows, siding, doors and other exterior products. Window World is an ENERGY STAR(R) partner and its window products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal for six consecutive years. In 2013 it ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Windows and Doors in a Tie" by J.D. Power. For more information about Window World, visit or call 1-800 NEXT WINDOW.

About Window World Cares(R)

Window World Cares(R) was founded in 2008 by Tammy Whitworth and her late husband, Todd. Since its inception, the foundation has raised more than $4 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R). Additionally, Window World was named New Corporate Partner of the Year in 2010. To learn more about Window World Cares or to donate, visit

About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R)

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world's best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food -- because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting or following St. Jude on and

Health Care IndustryDisease & Medical ConditionsSt. JudeContact:Todd Woods
Window World, Inc.
Phone: 336.667.2100
Jessica Miller
Reed & Associates Marketing for Window World, Inc.
Phone: 757.962.7375

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18 Feb 2014 
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18 Feb 2014 
Former Barclays employees charged by Serious Fraud Office | Mail Online

Three former Barclays employees charged by Serious Fraud Office over allegations they rigged Libor interest ratesThe men are Peter Johnson, Jonathan Mathew and Stylianos Contogoulas
They are accused of conspiring to defraud between 2005 and 2007Arrests come 18 months after Barclays was fined ?290m for rigging rates

ByJames Salmon

PUBLISHED:14:24 EST, 17 February 2014|UPDATED:14:37 EST, 17 February 2014

Three former Barclays employees have been charged by the Serious Fraud Office over allegations they rigged Libor interest rates.

Peter Johnson, Jonathan Mathew and Stylianos Contogoulas are accused of conspiring to defraud between June 1 2005 and August 31 2007.

The arrests come more than 18 months after Barclays was fined ?290m for rigging Libor, which is used to set mortgage rates and trillions of dollars of financial contracts around the world.
Scandal: The bank was fined ?290m in 2012 for rigging the Libor interest rate (file photo)
Scandal: The bank was fined ?290m in 2012 for rigging the Libor interest rate (file photo)

The SFO launched a criminal probe into the scandal shortly after the fine was announced.

Johnson and Mathew left Barclays in September 2012 while Contogoulas left in 2006 after four years at the bank.

The three were among 104 names of current and former Barclays employees who tried to keep their identities anonymous as part of a legal case brought by Guardian Care Homes.

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The charges take the total number of individuals facing criminal proceedings for their role in the Libor scandal to just six, despite a number of banks including Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS being hit with huge fines.

No-one has yet been jailed.

Tom Hayes, a former trader at Citigroup and UBS and brokers James Gilmour and Terry Farr were charged last year.

The criminal proceedings against the Barclays alumni comes as it is also being investigated by regulators over whether it manipulated foreign currency rates.

The arrests will come as an unwelcome distraction, with the bank under pressure to justify a bumper pay hike for investment bankers and lay out its plans to turn around performance.
Review - Martin Wheatley, Managing Director of the Financial Services Authority, said the Libor rate itself needed a 'complete overhaul' following the scandal which implicated a number of banks
Review - Martin Wheatley, Managing Director of the Financial Services Authority, said the Libor rate itself needed a 'complete overhaul' following the scandal which implicated a number of banks

The decision by the scandal-hit lender to increase its total bonus pool by 10pc to ?2.38bn has put it on a collision course with shareholders.

Barclays (up 3.05p to 256.05p) has kicked off a two-week charm offensive to attempt to pacify investors ahead of its annual general meeting in April.

The High Street giant is desperate to avoid a backlash, particularly as shareholders have this year been given binding votes that allow them to block remuneration reports. A key issue at Barclays' investors' roadshow is likely to be why it sanctioned big increases in bonuses despite disappointing performance.

Its 'casino bankers' enjoyed a 13pc pay rise, sharing bonuses of ?1.57bn between them.

The huge windfall, which equates to ?60,100 on average, was unveiled last week and came as the investment bank's profits slumped 37pc to ?2.5bn.

The key 'compensation ratio' - pay as a proportion of revenue - rose from 39.6pc to 43.2pc, despite Jenkins' pledge to reduce it to the mid-30s over the next few years.

Insisting that the bank was on track to meet this target over the 'medium term', Jenkins sought to justify the bonus bonanza.
Proceedings: UBS (pictured) was also hit with a huge fine and former trader Tom Hayes has been charged
Proceedings: UBS (pictured) was also hit with a huge fine and former trader Tom Hayes has been charged

He argued the bank needed to 'pay competitively' and backed 'pay for performance', adding that this 'was in the long term interests of shareholders'.

Jenkins added that Barclays has been struggling to attract and retain some of its top talent, particularly when competing against Asian and US rivals.

He indicated that he had received the approval of some the bank's biggest shareholders.

But analysts predict many investors will be less understanding when given the chance to vote on the pay packages at the annual meeting.

Describing the bonus hike as a 'poke in the eye for investors', Gary Greenwood from Shore Capital said:

'Barclays has not done itself any favours with the increase in the bonus pool, particularly at the investment bank. It has a lot of work to do to convince investors that they needed to pay more to retain top staff and must provide evidence of the revenues these top staff are generating.'

He added: 'Barclays also needs to convince investors about its plans to boost performance at the investment bank. It has its work cut out'.

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17 Feb 2014 
Jansrud wins Olympic super-G gold for Norway -

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia: Kjetil Jansrud won the fourth straight Olympic super-G gold medal for Norway on Sunday, topping an early run by Bode Miller and then watching a late charge from Andrew Weibrecht fall just short.

Jansrud finished the choppy course in 1 minute, 18.14 seconds to help his country maintain its dominance in the Olympic men?s event. Starting 29th, Weibrecht flew down the hill and wound up second, 0.30 seconds behind.

Miller, Weibrecht?s American teammate, and Jan Hudec of Canada tied for third. Miller is the oldest Alpine skier to medal at 36.

This was Miller?s sixth Olympic medal, moving him two behind the all-time Alpine leader Kjetil Andre Aamodt.

Norway has long ruled this Olympic discipline, with Aamodt winning in 2002 and ?06, and Aksel Lund Svindal in 2010. Svindal struggled on Sunday and finished seventh. But yaz lawyer Jansrud was there to pick up the pace.

This has been quite an Olympics for Jansrud, who won a bronze medal in the downhill and finished fourth in the super-combined.On Sunday,

Jansrud tamed a course that was running a tad bit slow. He was in line with Miller?s run all the way down the course, before finding extra speed at the bottom.

After crossing the finish line, the 28-year-old Jansrud celebrated in style. He let out a scream, pumped his fists and later held his ski above his head, even giving the ski a kiss.

Jansrud had only one World Cup victory entering the Olympics -- in the super-G nearly two years ago -- but has consistently skied very well on this inconsistent course.

Weibrecht, who?s nicknamed "War Horse," has been besieged by injuries since winning a surprise Olympic bronze medal in super-G four years ago in Vancouver. He has blown out each ankle and gone through surgeries on both shoulders. He also lost his sponsorship from the U.S. ski team for lackluster results.

Miller half expected Weibrecht to make a charge, even with the course running quite a bit slower at the bottom.

Miller captured silver in the super-G in Vancouver. He surpassed one of Aamodt?s marks, though, becoming the oldest skier to capture a medal. Aamodt was just over 34 when he won in 2006. (AP)

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