Nice pics. I have been having a week from hell — I mean — it was nice to go to Guernsey with my work colleagues, etc. but such a hectic week. And now we are having an external audit in London. That's FCA audit (Financial Conduct Authority) — next week, it's not an ordinary audit either, it's cause of some complaints which were made against us. But we had those before — we will sail through this one as well, it is just the next couple of weeks will be hectic as well. My little one took part in CBBC thing (it was a programme about autumn, a song, etc.) But the video is not available as yet — until it comes out on CBBC, which is when we will see it on telly. It is not a solo thing, other kids are taking part as well.
There are two children's BBC channels, one is called CBBies (this one is for tiny kids), they did a great song in one of the years — don't remember which year it was now, mine were tiny then, but I remember she said to me she wanted to take part in BBC when watching the song
Green Balloon Club — Flying song — Cbeebies
The programme she took part in this week was for CBBC — that's for older kids 6 years plus.
> As a former auditor (Deloitte) I can imagine how hard it is) > quoted1
You can't imagine anything. It's not as bad as it seems. But most complaints made by investors are crap anyway (not substantial), it 's just because some feel bitter when they lose money. Ultimately — the decisions are always taken by them and them only. As long as they were fully informed and one can prove it (that they were provided with all the information required by the FCA regulations) - one is in the clear. It is a very routine thing here. Unlike PWC, Deloitte or KPMG (any of the big 4 accountancy firms , who mostly help with internal company audits), FCA is a totally different thing. https://www.fca.org.uk/ It is not a private firm, it is an external authority — nationwide regulatory body, which regulates all reputable financial organisations in the UK, Deloitte included. We have regular audits by them anyway (well, not so regular if the last audit was a good one, then one is left alone for quite a period of time, etc.). By"audit" here - I mean - investigations whether one follows the FCA compliance procedures , not normal regular audits of the company procedures. Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Nice. Hope she enjoyed it. > > I'm just returned from swimming pool. I was trying hard to swim as fast as I can because I feared I could mis today's JGP event. > > Waiting for Sherbakova now. I still can't decide, which short program I like more — Alena's «Angel» > > > or Anna's «A Comme Amour»
Well, no surprise here Alena is more mature. And she can portray any character. Last year she was doing tango and Carmen, and she did it well.
On the other hand Anna has more difficult combo, that gives her few extra points.
Some figure skating related twitter account made a poll about who has the best short program this year among our 3 little queens (Trusova, Kostornaya and Sherbakova), the results are: 60% - Kostornaya 22% - Sherbakova 18% - Trusova
Btw, I think I should mention that it is very important for me to hear that Alena is balletic from someone who is so much into ballet. Majority of Russian ladies fans say that she is. On the other hand her haters tell she is not. Well, she doesn't have any real haters, but many people hate on her coach Eteri Tutberidze, that's why some of them are toxic when they speak about Alena.
> Glad to hear it. I didn't mean it will cause any serious (reputation) damage to your company, but I thought you might have some extra work because of that «audit» quoted1
Thank you for meaning well. It won't cause any damage to our reputation, cause everything's thoroughly documented/recorded — every meeting, phone call, etc. And also — some of our work is of a consultative nature, whereby we provide information and give advice, that's all. It is up to people whether to follow that advice or not and to which extent. We follow the FCA regulations down to a «T». They are updated every year anyway and every year we all have training and an exam (a mini exam, a test) to catch up with the latest regulation. FCA investigates everyone from tiny financial firms to huge international merchant banks, it's normal. So yeah, nothing to worry about in that sense, but yeah — more work.
> Alena is more mature. And she can portray any character. Last year she was doing tango and Carmen, and she did it well. > > On the other hand Anna has more difficult combo, that gives her few extra points. > > Some figure skating related twitter account made a poll about who has the best short program this year among our 3 little queens (Trusova, Kostornaya and Sherbakova), the results are: > 60% - Kostornaya > 22% - Sherbakova
> 18% - Trusova > > Btw, I think I should mention that it is very important for me to hear that Alena is balletic from someone who is so much into ballet. Majority of Russian ladies fans say that she is. On the other hand her haters tell she is not. Well, she doesn't have any real haters, but many people hate on her coach Eteri Tutberidze, that's why some of them are toxic when they speak about Alena. quoted1
I noticed that the other one was younger, she will catch up.. They are all great really and very balletic .The coach is doing a great job. I still don't get it what people argue about ,. It is something to be enjoyed, like ballet or music or something, There are so many horrible things in the world, being «toxic» about something like figure skating or ballet is just pathetic.
By the way, did you watch that LBC video with Rees Mogg answering questions re Brexit? I know it's a bit boring — compared to figure skating, but if you did, you would have noticed that he mentioned that Mark Carney (Governor of the Bank of England) «should go» (resign) in his view, as he is a deeply politicized Governor. According to Jacob RM — he is bringing politics into his governance as far as Brexit is concerned — weighing in too much on the Remain side. Ever since the Referendum he comes up with scary statements now and again — like — the food prices will go up, and this will happen and that will happen. Today he said that the house prices will go down by 35% in case of a no deal Brexit.
If that were to happen, it would be devastating for the majority of the middle class home owners whose houses are mortgaged, cause they will have negative equity of enormous proportions. And coupled with recent and expected interest rate rises — well, it's quite an alarming warning. Thankfully, we don't have a mortgage, my husband paid it off quite a while ago, but have some property which we rent out which has some mortgage on it still. You know — this whole Brexit thing is causing so much division in the society and so many totally polar opinions are being thrown about by highly respected people. I respect both Mark Carney and Rees Mogg just the same. Both are very highly educated financial professionals. Rees Mogg is Etonian (went to Eton school), Oxford educated, English nobility through and through and worked for the Lloyds Bank in the square mile before becoming a politician, Needless to say — done very well in the City, him and his wife have the net worth of at least a £100 million. Mark Carney — needless to say — also a very respected figure, used to be Governor of the Bank of Canada before taking on the job of the Governor of the Bank of England, worked for Goldman Sachs prior to that. When I ask my husband or people at work as to who to believe or what is gonna happen, noone really knows in earnest what the outcome will be. Because with Brexit — this path has never really been trodden before. And in the LBC programme Rees Mogg is saying that modelling on Canada deal or anything like that — won't work in this scenario, as modelling doesn't work when it comes to a fundamental change scenario. He mentions that Barnier says that Canada + deal is gonna be available to the UK anyway, but that's not gonna take into account the fact that London provides a lion share of the financial services to the Continent. Sometimes I think the best thing would have been if that Referendum never took place. Even though I personally hate the EU.