China exports jump more than expected

first_img China reported much stronger than expected export growth in November, adding to inflation fears.Exports were up 34.9 per cent compared with a year earlier.The rise was forecast to be 25 per cent, while in October the increase was only 22.9 per cent.Imports rose by 37.7 per cent, but the country’s strade surplus still widening by 15 per cent from a year ago to almost $23bn.Meanwhile inflation is set to hit a new 28-month high of 5.1 per cent when new figures are issued. China exports jump more than expected John Dunne Tags: NULL Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap Friday 10 December 2010 3:30 am Share whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

King: Inflation will drop back

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Forget gold and Bitcoin! I’d invest in these 2 FTSE 100 firms to see out the stock market crash

first_img Enter Your Email Address Forget gold and Bitcoin! I’d invest in these 2 FTSE 100 firms to see out the stock market crash Various asset classes have seen a large increase in volatility over the past month or so. This can largely be put down to the Covid-19 pandemic. It has pushed a lot of investors to buy or sell in order to adjust for the new situation we find ourselves in.You may be surprised to find out that the gold price has actually fallen around 2% over the past month. Yet over a 12-month period, it is up 26%. Its drop can be put down to clients needing to sell off gold in order to finance losses on other assets, including stocks. It looks like gold is going to struggle to move significantly higher in the short term, with it already at multi-year highs.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Bitcoin volatility has remained as high as ever. As I wrote in a piece here, the Bitcoin price has increased by 30% over the past 12 months. However, the percentage move from the high to the low during this period is over 60%! This is very high, and so I continue to be very cautious about entering into an asset such as cryptocurrency.I much prefer to stick to FTSE 100 stocks instead for my investments. To that end, the market crash has provided some good opportunities. Phone homeThe first firm that appeals to me is BT Group (LSE: BT-A). The telecommunications giant has had a rocky past few years. Evidence of this is seen with the share price halving then continuing to fall in the past two years. Yet the Covid-19 pandemic could be the kick needed in order to stimulate growth.It has been well reported that we are seeing a surge in demand for internet provision due to the current lockdown. BT said the firm had seen a surge in connectivity, while the broadband services it operates were coping well.The company also made the commitment of no staff losing jobs over at least the next three months. For me, this commitment would not have been made if the business was struggling in the wake of the outbreak. The opportunity to furlough staff is there to ease financial burdens, yet it has not been taken by BT.This points to BT being a buy in my opinion, as a defensive stock to ride out the current market crash. I would not even be concerned if the dividend was reduced or cut completely. This provides cash to use within the business, to support longer-term growth and profitability.The brokerHargreaves Lansdown (LSE: HL) is another firm I am keeping an eye on. A traditional stockbroker that has also embraced technology (via online trading), HL is able to make money whichever way the market goes. This is because the firm takes a small fee on each trade, regardless of whether the client is looking to buy or sell a stock. So really, volatility in the market is good for HL, as more trades mean more fees.The share price for the firm is still down almost 19% since the start of the stock market crash. For me this feels a slight dislocation between where it should really be trading. Even if clients do sell investments, HL offers a Cash ISA service along with the ability to hold cash on account, so can make money even if clients are sitting in cash. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Jonathan Smith | Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 | More on: BT-A HL I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Jonathan Smith owns shares in BT Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Jonathan Smithlast_img read more

How the Salvation Army’s red kettles became a Christmas tradition

first_img Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear TAGSSalvation ArmyThe Salvation Army Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleHabitat’s Women Build campaign kicks off in January Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 By Diane Winston, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and JournalismTinseled trees and snowy landscapes are not the only signs of the upcoming holiday season. Red kettles, staffed by men and women in street clothes, Santa suits, and Salvation Army uniforms, also telegraph Christmastime.The Salvation Army is among America’s top-grossing charities. In 2018, its 25,000 bell-ringers helped raise US$142.7 million. That was part of the charity’s $3.8 billion year-end revenue from bequests, grants, sales, in-kind donations and investments as well as direct contributions.William Booth, an English evangelist, founded the Salvation Army in 1878 as a religious outreach to London’s poor. How a British evangelical church became an American icon is an ongoing interest of mine.Entry into the United StatesWilliam Booth, founder of the Salvation Army.AP PhotoBooth, who called himself “The General,” fashioned his army on Britain’s military. From the start, his “soldiers” wore uniforms, and they described their mission in martial terms. Salvationists marched through the streets of London’s East End, a neighborhood of poor immigrants, with brass bands and female preachers. Booth and his followers also pursued “sinners” and frequently preached in bars, brothels, and theaters.Booth’s plan was to send his army worldwide, and his first stop was the United States. One of his early recruits had migrated to Philadelphia and wrote to Booth about the residents’ need for salvation. In 1880, a small party of British Salvationists debarked at Castle Garden, New York’s first immigration center. The group immediately started singing hymns set to popular melodies and marching through lower Manhattan.During the next few days, the English “soldiers” tacked up posters, similar to ads for commercial entertainment, for a prayer service at Harry Hill’s, a popular dance hall, theater and saloon. Not only was the venue thick with drunkards, prostitutes and pleasure-seekers; its unlikeliness as a religious meeting place guaranteed press attention.Such unexpected behavior did bring the Salvation Army to the public’s attention. Their boisterousness, even in service of saving souls, was criticized by New York’s clergy and ridiculed in newspapers and magazines. That the Salvation Army featured female preachers at a time when most Protestant groups did not ordain women only added to its notoriety.But the army did not surrender. Pressing their “invasion” beyond New York City, the soldiers traveled first to Philadelphia and later nationwide. Their exuberance attracted young people and women to the cause.Young people liked the notion of a military crusade for religious purposes, and women joined because the Salvation Army offered them positions of leadership and authority. In fact, William Booth’s daughter-in-law, Maud Ballington, followed by his two daughters, Emma and Evangeline, headed the American Salvation Army from 1887 to 1950.Kettles for Christmas dinnerIn both Britain and the U.S., Salvationists saw their mission as twofold: converting sinners and assisting the needy.In the Salvation Army’s perspective, the two went hand in hand, which is why members opened shelters for addicts, alcoholics, and prostitutes. Yet they also sought to aid “down and outers,” their name for the needy. Among their early outreaches were Christmas dinners for the urban poor. But finding funds for food and gifts was difficult.Salvation Army mini Red Kettle and bell at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park.Robin Wendell/Flickr.com, CC BYBy 1891, Salvationists had outposts nationwide. In San Francisco, Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee was eager to serve a Christmas feast for a thousand of the city’s poorest residents. Frustrated by his lack of success, he decided to improvise. Grabbing a crab pot from the local wharf, he hung it from a tripod at a busy intersection. Above the pot was a sign: “Fill the Pot for the Poor – Free Dinner on Christmas Day.” McFee’s campaign was a success.Word spread and the kettles soon provided Christmas dinners for thousands nationwide.The kettle also helped rehabilitate the Salvation Army’s image. Instead of seeing Salvationists as an unruly pack of religious rebels, many Americans recognized their work with the poor. At a time when neither state nor federal governments provided a social safety net, the Salvation Army offered meals, beds, work and medical facilities to destitute men and women.But it was the Salvationists’ service in World War I that sealed the deal. Eager to support the American war effort, Salvation Army leaders sent “Sallies,” the popular nickname for army women, to the French front. The Sallies set up huts where they fried donuts, sewed buttons, wrote letters and otherwise “mothered” the troops.The women’s faith, fortitude and friendship touched many young soldiers. One wrote in his letter home:“These good women create an atmosphere that reminds us of home, and out of the millions of men over there not one ever dreams of offering the slightest sign of disrespect or lack of consideration to these wonderful women.”By the war’s end, the Salvation Army had become a symbol of American humanitarianism, and fundraising was much easier. But after the 1920s, the army’s evangelical crusade took a back seat to social service delivery, at least in their public relations. It was easier to raise money for helping the poor than for converting them.Despite challenges, an American iconToday, many contributors do not realize the Salvation Army is a church, a fact that has caused many Salvation Army leaders consternation.And, much like other churches, its growth has stalled. Since 2000, it only has approximately 90,000 members. Nonetheless, it continues to deliver social services nationwide. In 2017, according to its own records, the army served over 50 million meals, operated 141 rehabilitation centers and provided shelter for almost 10 million people. It also provided adult and child day care, job assistance, disaster relief, medical care and community centers.But like any other long-established institution, the Salvation Army has its challenges. Most recently, LGBT groups alleged discrimination in service provision and in hiring.The Salvation Army has responded with its own statements of how it is “open and inclusive to all people.”It also faces new problems, ranging from a shortage of bell ringers in some cities to fewer kettle contributions as people carry less cash.‘Guys and Dolls’ musical.Poughkeepsie Day School/Flickr.com, CC BY-NC-NDYet the Salvation Army remains a familiar symbol for religious and philanthropic outreach. Each year, when high school and college actors perform “Guys and Dolls,” the Salvation Army graces American stages. This popular musical, inspired by a real-life Salvationist, captures the missionaries’ zealous dedication. And this holiday season, Grammy-award nomimated singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding kicked off the 2019 Red Kettle Campaign during the Dallas Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game halftime show.Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee’s legacy lives on – providing inspiration to millions of Americans, whether they care about religion or not.This is an updated version of a piece first published on November 28, 2018.Diane Winston, Associate Professor and Knight Center Chair in Media & Religion, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and JournalismThis article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! 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In Progress: Aluminum House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

first_imgArchDaily Projects In Progress: Aluminum House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos “COPY” Spain In Progress: Aluminum House / Fran Silvestre ArquitectosSave this projectSaveIn Progress: Aluminum House / Fran Silvestre ArquitectosSave this picture!© Diego OpazoWritten by Daniel Sánchez Share CopyArchitectsFran Silvestre ArquitectosLocationMadrid, SpainArchitect in ChargeFran Silvestre, Jordi Martínez, María José SáezCollaborator ArchitectFran Ayala, Ángel FitoArea95803.0 sqmPhotographsDiego Opazo, Courtesy of Fran Silvestre Arquitectos+ 22CollaboratorMaria Masià, Adrián Mora, Carlos GallardoStructural EngineerDavid GallardoProject ManagerOrencio Peña (Serconex)Building EngineerZacarias Gonzalez (Serconex)Interior DesignAlfaro Hofmann ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/450726/aluminum-house-fran-silvestre-arquitectos Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/450726/aluminum-house-fran-silvestre-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!© Diego OpazoA consolidated landscape surrounded by gardens with big trees within the metropolis of Madrid is the fortunate starting point of this house. Save this picture!© Diego OpazoRecommended ProductsLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsThe piece, of metallic and horizontal nature, produces the effect of having just one storey. With its proportions and materiality it both contrasts and blends with the tall trees of its environment.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoThe scale of the house is moderated through the understanding of the day area as a base emerging from the same natural stone which paves part of the plot. The night zone is placed on it and focuses the view to the north and south while protecting itself from the eyes of the neighbours and generating shaded terraces in which to enjoy the exterior.Save this picture!Courtesy of Fran Silvestre ArquitectosThe substantially square plan is designed to unite the program in a compact way. The staircase and central inner atrium distribute the rooms, establishing a functional hierarchy in which all spaces open up to the garden.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessToward a Fit Nation: 18 Projects that Promote Healthy LifestylesArchitecture NewsELEMENTAL’s “Half-Finished” Housing Typology: A Success in All CircumstancesArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeFran Silvestre ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsIn ProgressResidential ArchitectureHousesMadridHousesSpainPublished on November 23, 2013Cite: Daniel Sánchez. “In Progress: Aluminum House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos” 23 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Houseslast_img read more

Barnardo’s wins £2 million contract to employ young jobless in its shops

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Barnardo’s has won a contract worth almost £2 million from the Department for Work and Pensions to help give 300 18 to 24-year-olds employment in its charity shops throughout the UK during the next 24 months.UK director of policy and research Julian Walker said: “This is a win-win situation. It means hundreds of young people who are struggling to get jobs as a result of the recession will now find work and training for the future and we will have the benefit of their fresh skills and enthusiasm”. Advertisement Tagged with: Fundingcenter_img Howard Lake | 14 October 2009 | News Barnardo’s wins £2 million contract to employ young jobless in its shops Barnardo’s has more than 362 shops throughout the UK.www.barnardos.org.ukPhoto: brewbrooks on Flickr.comlast_img read more

The Times Christmas appeal raises over £200k for the Stroke Association

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 10 February 2015 | News The Times 2014 Christmas charity appeal has raised over £200,000 for the Stroke Association. Over £100,000 was donated to the charity by readers of the time, and £100,000 was provided as matched funding by market operator ICAP.The appeal was boosted with help from Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes, and his wife, Emma Fellowes, who spoke publicly at its launch about their first-hand experience of caring for loved ones affected by stroke.Former Australian international rugby star, Michael Lynagh, also talked about his experience of stroke and support for the charity’s Back to Work Project, which helps stroke survivors return to the workplace.Three charities were chosen to benefit from the 2014 The Times Christmas appeal, Amref Health Africa, the Silver Line and The Stroke Association.Jon Barrick, Chief Executive of the Stroke Association, said:“The Times Christmas appeal has helped us to highlight the devastating impact of stroke and raise vital funds. This will help us to continue to transform the lives of people struck down by stroke, and offer much-needed support to their loved ones and carers. Thanks to the generosity of The Times readers, the terrific support from ICAP, and the courage of those who publicly shared their experience of stroke, we can develop our services for stroke survivors and support ground-breaking research to help save lives.”Stories featured in the Christmas appealThe Times thanks its readers for giving to its 2014 Christmas appealThe appeal included stories such as that of five-year-old Beth Horton from Plymouth, Devon, who had a stroke aged two-and-a-half, and 41-year-old Rachel Inglefield from Ogbourne St George, near Marlborough, who had a stroke only days after her baby son, James, was born.The Times also dedicated one of its Leading articles to highlight the pioneering work of the Stroke Association, and to call for increased funding for stroke research.Donations to The Times Christmas 2014 Appeal can still be made. The Times Christmas appeal raises over £200k for the Stroke Association Advertisement 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.last_img read more

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Adds New Member Benefit

first_img More Cool Stuff 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Chambers of Commerce News Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Adds New Member Benefit From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, February 13, 2017 | 2:31 pm Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce has partnered with new member ZipEdTech, to offer its members quality workforce online education/training. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce will have its unique branded page where members can access relevant training for themselves, as the business owner and their employees. ZipEdTech has curated a vast library of online trainings that are relevant and affordable. The Chamber will provide this benefit to Chamber Members, and has secured Member only pricing. This is yet another great benefit to being part of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. This new Program has launched and can be accessed at Pasadena Chamber University.Businesses now report that eLearning is the second most valuable training method that they use. eLearning has the power to increase information retention rates by up to 60%. Over 41.7% of Fortune 500 companies now use some form of technology to instruct employees during formal learning hours, and this is going to steadily increase in future years.[1] The Beverly Hills Chamber is bringing the power of eLearning to its membership.ZipEdTech (ZET) is an educational technology company located in Los Angeles, CA. ZET is a full-service provider of digital eLearning solutions. It provides turnkey solutions for professional development and corporate training. End-to-End Services include Needs Assessment Consultation, Curriculum Planning and Development, Learning Management System, and Distribution Platform & Portal. The platform allows for businesses to easily assign and track trainings for its employees.The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is a business service organization that works to ensure the prosperity of its members through a variety of offerings including referrals, networking, workshops and seminars, events and much more. The Chamber serves 1450 member companies. Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribelast_img read more

County COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 2,000

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes The County health department confirmed 46 new Coronavirus deaths and 1,204 new cases, taking the death toll above 2,000 cases.To date, the department has identified 42,037 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 2,016 deaths.“To those of you who are suffering and grieving because of the loss of a loved one to COVID-19, we offer you our deepest condolences. We are thinking of you every day,” said Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health. “As more businesses and spaces are open, as individuals and institutions, we can take care of each other by continuing to practice physical distancing, wearing cloth face coverings, and following all of the directives for safer practices at businesses and in public spaces. We can do this, because we’ve done it. We have worked together doing our part to save lives.”Staying home, physical distancing and wearing cloth face coverings has resulted in a decreased number of new infections. Based on data from the Recovery Dashboard and key recovery indicators, Public Health is noting that the 7-day average of deaths per day decreased for most groups and the 3-day average for the number of people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 also decreased.Current health officer orders allow for retailers and manufacturers, select recreational facilities, and beaches to reopen and require specific higher-risk businesses to remain closed. Retailers remain closed to public entry, beaches are open for active recreation only, and public and private gatherings of any number of people outside of a single household unit are still not permitted.LA County is in stage two of the five-stage Roadmap to Recovery and until the final stage five is reached, Health Officer Orders and directives will continue to ensure that we slow spread of COVID-19 to prevent an overwhelming surge of COVID-19 cases at healthcare facilities. People who have underlying health conditions remain at much greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, so it will continue to be very important for the County’s vulnerable residents to stay at home as much as possible, to have groceries and medicine delivered, and to call their providers immediately if they have even mild symptoms. Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Community News County COVID-19 Death Toll Reaches 2,000 1,204 new cases confirmed CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 1:31 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Persistence wins day for Dockers’ Memorial

first_imgNewsLocal NewsPersistence wins day for Dockers’ MemorialBy admin – August 17, 2009 590 Advertisement Previous articleGardaí investigate sexual assaultNext articleSpiritStore admin Facebook Linkedin Printcenter_img Email Twitter WhatsApp WORK on a bronze monument to commemorate the thousands of Limerick dockers, is to commence shortly.Two years ago, Limerick City Council agreed to finance the project and a special committee, chaired by Cllr Jim Long, was set up to oversee the project.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There was a very positive response to the invitation for design submissions for the work and an appropriate riverside location was agreed on.,“However, the project ran into some trouble when funding was cut back and we had to delay it, but I’m now absolutely thrilled that our persistence to have a fitting monument erected to the generations of men who worked under very harsh conditions for very little pay, is now about to be delivered,” Cllr Long told the Limerick Post.  “The original funding has had to be reduced, due to the current economic climate – we have 77,000 euro but are fairly confident of getting some additional private investment. I’m absolutely delighted that our promise to the families and descendants of the men who worked in the docks, can now be fulfilled.“Work will commence shortly on the monument, which has been commissioned, and we are very hopeful for completion before Christmas”.The site on which it will be erected is on the riverside quay, opposite the former ESB offices, on Honan’s Quay.Cllr Long confirmed that the committee will also proceed with producing memorial scrolls on velum, recording the name and employment periods of former dockers, which will be presented to their descendants.A spokesperson for City Hall said that the Limerick sculptor, Michael Duhan, originally from Wolfe Tone Street, whose father worked in the docks, has been commissioned to execute the work, and she also confirmed their optimism for private investment.last_img read more