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Economist views: what is your take on the state of public finances?

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof PHILIP SHAW | INVESTECToday’s figures are a reality check which help justify the extent of the government’s fiscal consolidation.ANDREW LILICO | POLICY EXCHANGEThis may be a rogue month for results. But without deficit reductions, things can soon turn for the worse. SIMON WARD | HENDERSONIt is troubling that we’ve had two consecutive months of bad figures. But deeper cuts are to come. Tags: NULL Economist views: what is your take on the state of public finances? KCS-content whatsappcenter_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute Share Tuesday 21 December 2010 8:39 pm Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) 2011 Abridged Report

first_imgMeikles Limited (MEIK.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2011 abridged results.For more information about Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Meikles Limited (MEIK.zw)  2011 abridged results.Company ProfileMeikles Limited is an established 100-year old company in Zimbabwe primarily invested in the agriculture, hotels and retail sector. The company operates six business segments; hospitality, retail stores which include department stores, supermarkets and wholesalers, and agricultural, financial services and security. Its well-known brands include the Meikles Hotel, Victoria Falls Hotel, TM Supermarkets, Meikles Stores and Tanganda Tea which produces, packs and distributes Zimbabwe’s famous tea brand aswell as Tinga Mira, a bottled spring water brand. Tanganda Tea Company also owns estates that produce avocados and macadamia nuts. Meikles Limited has department stores in three major cities in Zimbabwe which includes Barbours department store in Harare; and has a national footprint with 50 retail stores in towns and cities throughout Zimbabwe. Meikles Limited recently expanded into the mining and guarding sector and owns Meikles Centar Mining and Meikles Guard Services (Private) Limited in Zimbabwe. Meikles Financial Services offers mobile financial solutions and bill payment services to the retail and commercial sector in Zimbabwe; under the brand name My Cash. Meikles Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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I would invest in BP shares at the current price

first_imgI would invest in BP shares at the current price Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! BP has opted to maintain its dividend, which will cheer investors. However, this decision will place strain on BP’s balance sheet. With oil prices currently below the cost of pulling it out of the ground, BP loses money on every barrel it sells.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…Planned divestments, intended to strengthen the balance sheet, won’t raise as much cash as anticipated as buyers will demand lower prices for businesses that produce oil that costs money to sell. BP is planning to cut oil and gas-related spending, which will free up some cash, but maintaining the dividend could cost the company dearly if debt continues to rise and the oil price remains low for longer than expected.BP’s boss has expressed concern that oil demand might have already peaked, which does not bode well for prices. That leaves a large part of BP’s oil reserves, estimated to last 12 to 14 years with “normal” demand, in danger of becoming stranded assets.Hindsight is 20/20When I bought BP, I did not foresee a pandemic crippling the global economy. At the time, I was aware of the outbreak in China but thought something like the SARS outbreak of the 2000s would be the likely outcome. I failed to account for the fact that the world has changed, and China, and everywhere else is much more connected domestically and internationally now then it was back then.If I could have foreseen the extent of the pandemic, I still would have bought BP, but I would have waited and bought it cheaper than I actually did. I did not buy BP because I believe fossils fuels have their best days ahead of them. I bought BP because I believe it can transition and be a force to be reckoned with in a greener future.Going greenBP wants to be carbon-neutral by 2050. It is investing in alternative and renewable energy, and energy efficiency projects to meet that goal. Recently, BP called on governments to press ahead with tackling climate change. Maybe it just wants regulations to stop its rivals carrying on with oil and gas wholesale and without penalty.I think BP is committed to going green and that 12 to 14 years of oil reserves should be enough to see it through the transition, without hunting for more. The question is how BP will pay for the change when the traditional business is in the doldrums. A dividend cut is warranted and may be announced later in the year. That may annoy traditional investors. However, if BP gets the message that it is changing, it will attract an entirely new shareholder base.Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund recently bought heavily into BP. They either see it as very cheap oil and gas company or something different from the very same business that underpins their economy. Sovereign wealth funds have long time horizons and a lot of patience, and I will also have to bide my time with BP. 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. James J. McCombie owns shares in BP. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address I spoke well of BP (LSE:BP) in January and bought shares in the company. That was before stock markets, and the price of oil crashed. Shares in BP lost around half their value as the coronavirus outbreak became a pandemic. BP’s results for the first quarter of 2020 were bleak. A $4.5bn loss highlighted the effects of meagre oil prices. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” James J. McCombie | Tuesday, 19th May, 2020 | More on: BP See all posts by James J. McCombielast_img read more

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Southern Sudanese again seek safety at Kakuma camp

first_img Anglican Communion, By Rose KarimiPosted May 29, 2012 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Southern Sudanese again seek safety at Kakuma camp Sudan & South Sudan Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Africa, TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Press Release Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA center_img Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Tampa, FL [Ecumenical News International] Violence in South Sudan and along the border with Sudan are forcing hundreds of families back to the Kakuma refugee camp in northwestern Kenya where they lived several years ago.The border clashes involve territorial control and resources. The violence between communities in newly independent South Sudan involves cattle raids, reports Lutheran World Information, the information service of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF).The growing numbers are putting pressure on already-strained services at Kakuma, according to humanitarian organizations providing services there, including the LWF.Established in 1992 to accommodate 90,000 refugees, it had 96,000 people by May 22, and the numbers are expected to reach 100,000 by the end of June. The new arrivals are mainly from South Sudan, with more than 1,000 registered per month since February, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) statistics.The total number registered from Sudan and South Sudan is 34,000, second only to the 47,000 Somalis there.The LWF is in discussions with the local authorities and UNHCR about taking part in the establishment of a new camp that is planned to accommodate the increasing numbers.The LWF runs the reception center at Kakuma, where new arrivals are registered and provided with basic needs such as food, clothing, shelter and household goods. Many of the refugees have survived traumatic experiences and require psychological support, said Okello Arweny, LWF area coordinator for Kakuma.“Support by professional social workers will make it easy for the majority of refugees to quickly settle down in the camp with fewer incidences of violence, community conflict and delinquency,” he said.Through its Department for World Service (DWS) country program in Kenya-Djibouti, the LWF manages some of the services to refugees at Kakuma, which for more than two decades was home to mainly Southern Sudanese fleeing the conflict at home.With peace agreements and independence in July 2011, tens of thousands repatriated to South Sudan, where the LWF also supports returnees.DWS Director the Rev. Eberhard Hitzler, recently visiting Kakuma, expressed concern about the upsurge of violence between the neighboring countries. “Last year, we were hoping that after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement [in 2005] and the creation of … South Sudan, Kakuma would soon be empty and that Southern Sudanese refugees would be able to go home,” he noted.The camp is now run down and needs funds to rebuild, said Hitzler. “I was deeply embarrassed when we visited a school building in which the LWF provides educational services. There were classrooms without books, old desks and chairs for half a dozen students while the classroom fills up with hundreds of students.”“It is a miracle that teachers and students can still perform under such circumstances. But it is a shame that neither UNHCR nor LWF is able to find funds to improve these conditions,” adds the head of the LWF humanitarian arm.Some additional help arrived recently. Through an appeal from the global emergency network ACT Alliance, of which the LWF is a founding member, US$58,000 was donated to expand kitchen facilities, pay additional staff and install water tanks and children’s play equipment.Despite the difficult situation at Kakuma, Hitzler says he is heartened by the fact that students from 13 nations are learning to live peacefully together and to understand each other.— Rose Karimi is LWF gender equity and human rights officer at the Kakuma camp. Tags Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Jobs & Calls Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ecumenical & Interreligious, Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate Diocese of Nebraska An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Events Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Advocacy Peace & Justice, Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

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Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust celebrates centenary

first_imgThe Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is celebrating its centenary this year.One of the UK’s largest grant-making trusts, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust was set up in 1904 by Quaker businessman Joseph Rowntree, who had made his fortune from producing cocoa and chocolate.Currently the Trust makes about 170 to 200 grants each year, totalling over £4 million. Grants range from a few hundred pounds to over £100,000. They can be one-off grants or run for up to three years. Advertisement  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 4 February 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust celebrates centenary 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

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Flowergram raises £105,000 for Macmillan Cancer Relief

first_imgFlowergram raises £105,000 for Macmillan Cancer Relief Flowergram, the family-run floral relay company, has raised over £105,000 for Macmillan Cancer Relief since taking them on as their designated charity in 1997. Fundraising initiatives include a 50 pence donation for every order placed on the Flowergram website, a specially created Macmillan Range of floral designs where a £2.00 donation is made for each one ordered online and an exclusively designed badge incorporating the Macmillan bow and Flowergram daisy at a suggested donation of £1.50 each. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 June 2004 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy 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

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NGO coalition including RSF reacts to EU’s new dual use export rules

first_imgRecommendations  March 25, 2021 NGO coalition including RSF reacts to EU’s new dual use export rules An NGO coalition that includes Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has issued a joint statement welcoming positive elements in the European Union’s reform of its regulations on dual use exports, including surveillance technology, and making recommendations to EU member states on how the new rules should be implemented. The Commission should expeditiously develop in consultation with civil society, clear guidelines to ensure adherence to the new measures and disseminate them among all national and business stakeholders. Most importantly the Commission should closely monitor Member States’ implementation of the new regulation, and adopt all necessary measures under EU law to prevent, discipline, and remedy any possible breach that may occur. RSF_en News Organisation However, now, it is vital that all Member States robustly implement the positive elements of the agreement. EU Member States and the Commission also need to go further than the new compromise in order to meet their international human rights obligations and ensure that the continued export of sophisticated surveillance tools by EU companies does not facilitate human rights violations of people around the world. Signatories :Access NowAmnesty International Committee to Protect JournalistsFIDH (International Federation for Human Rights)Human Rights Watch Privacy International Reporters Without Borders (RSF) “We, the undersigned organisations, welcome the positive elements adopted by the EU legislators to reform the European Union’s Dual Use Regulation aimed at preventing human rights harm resulting from digital surveillance by establishing export controls for surveillance technology exported by EU-based companies. At the same time, the overall resulting agreement is a missed opportunity for a more ambitious regulation that includes stronger protections needed to safeguard human rights and security. The full joint statement is available here. While certain positive elements of the compromise agreement are welcome, including the requirement for EU authorities to provide publicly detailed information about which export licenses have been approved or denied and the human rights risks associated with the applications for export licenses by companies, the agreement falls short of providing explicit and strong conditions on Member State authorities and exporters. These conditions have been voiced to the EU legislature many times. It is evident that while some parliamentarians and Member States have recognised the need for greater protections throughout negotiations, other Member States have prioritised the narrow interests of industry over their obligations to protect human rights. Human Rights Organizations’s Statement in Response to the Adoption of the New EU Dual Use Export Control Rules The newly adopted regulation should be considered a minimum baseline. To fulfil their international obligations to protect human rights, and under close monitoring and clear guidance by the Commission, Member States should in implementing this agreement: Interpret “cyber-surveillance” to include the following items which are already subject to export licensing:Mobile telecommunications interception or jamming equipment;Intrusion software;IP network communications surveillance systems or equipment;Software specially designed or modified for monitoring or analysis by law enforcement;Laser acoustic detection equipment;Forensic tools which extract raw data’ from a computing or communications device and circumvent “authentication” or authorisation controls of the device;Electronic systems or equipment, designed either for surveillance and monitoring of the electro-magnetic spectrum for military intelligence or security purpose; andUnmanned Aerial Vehicles capable of conducting surveillance. Ensure without delay that systems specially designed to perform biometric identification of natural persons for security purposes are subject to control within the EU control list and within the Wassenaar Arrangement in a transparent and consultative process and interpret these items to constitute “cyber-surveillance.”Ensure detailed reports describing export license applications made to authorities concerning all dual use items are made publicly available on a regular basis, preferably monthly. These reports should at a minimum include the number of license applications per item, the exporter name, a description of the end user and destination, the value of the license, and whether the license was granted or denied and why.Ensure national legislation governing the assessment of export licenses takes into account relevant European human rights protections, such as the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights as well as those developed by the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as evidence by civil society and human rights experts.Ensure European legislation requiring corporate actors to respect human rights and implement human rights due diligence measures as prescribed by the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). Corporate actors should be required to identify, prevent, and mitigate potential and actual adverse human rights impact of their operations and throughout their value chain. Transaction screening measures by Member States should include an assessment of the strategic nature of the items and the risks they represent for the violation of human rights. National authorities should report on the implementation activities with regard to due diligence responsibilities and obligations and encourage companies to inform the public about the scope, nature, and transferable findings of the human rights due diligence procedures they implemented. Member States and companies should also establish mechanisms to provide an effective remedy for human rights violations committed using the transferred technology. It should not have taken almost a decade of lawmaking to finalize this process. As negotiations stalled and the stronger provisions in the original Commission’s proposal were watered down, EU-based companies have continued to undermine people’s human rights by selling and exporting surveillance technology around the world, including into the hands of known rights abusers. Further, vital measures that would have placed meaningful constraints on the export of dual use technology were not agreed upon. Adopted today by the European Parliament after nearly a decade of negotiations, the regulations aim to prevent digital surveillance technology produced by European companies being used to commit human rights violations outside the EU. While hailing certain positive aspects of the compromise agreement that has finally been reached, RSF and the NGO coalition’s other members regret that the EU missing an opportunity to adopt more ambitious regulations that would have included stronger protections needed to safeguard human rights and security. 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Pasadena-Based Green Dot and Harvest Capital Announce Advisory Arrangement

first_img Make a comment HerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Signs That Your Ex May Still Want You BackHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Company News Briefs Pasadena-Based Green Dot and Harvest Capital Announce Advisory Arrangement From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, March 13, 2017 | 1:57 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News center_img Community News Green Dot Corporation and Harvest Capital Strategies LLC today announced that the Company has invited Jeffrey B. Osher to serve as an observer and advisor to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”). Mr. Osher is a Managing Director of Harvest, one of the Company’s largest long-term shareholders.With Steve’s leadership and operational, strategic and entrepreneurial accomplishments, combined with Jeff’s experience as a long-term investor in and knowledge of our company, I am confident that we will be well positioned to further expand Green Dot’s terrific equity performance over the past year and generate very positive future results,” said William I. Jacobs, Green Dot’s independent Chairman.Steven W. Streit, Green Dot’s Founder, Director and CEO, commented, “We are excited to invite Jeff to serve as an advisor to our Board. Jeff’s firm, Harvest, and I, personally, are among the Company’s largest shareholders, and I expect our financial alignment will further serve to enhance the Company’s significant progress over the past year. I am truly excited for us all to work together in maximizing Green Dot’s future prospects and building even greater long term value for all of our fellow Green Dot shareholders.”Jeffrey B. Osher said, “Guided by Steve’s successful leadership and strategic vision, Green Dot has done an outstanding job methodically executing against its Six-Step Plan. The solid financial performance has resulted in market leading shareholder value creation over the past year. Steve and his entire team should be gratified by their notable accomplishments, and I believe Green Dot’s future is as bright as ever. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Steve, Bill, and the entire Board, and I am eager to help play a part as Green Dot continues to deliver on its mission of building a great business that creates meaningful shareholder value.”Mr. Osher joined Harvest Capital Strategies LLC in August 2002 and is the Managing Director and Portfolio Manager. Since January 2016, Mr. Osher has served on the Board of Directors of the SEAL Family Foundation. Mr. Osher holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from Miami University of Ohio and is a CFA Charterholder. More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Limerick must benefit from increase in Garda numbers

first_imgEmail Linkedin Previous articleMorgan found safe and wellNext articleNew broom for Limerick arts hub, Belltable at 69 O’Connell Street Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook TAGSAn Garda SíochánaFine GaellimerickSenator Maria Byrne WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp NewsLimerick must benefit from increase in Garda numbersBy Alan Jacques – July 1, 2016 791 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival LIMERICK Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne has committed to work towards ensuring that Limerick will benefit from the planned national increase in Garda numbers.“Following recent reports that officers on dedicated foot patrols in the city centre has been discontinued it is most important to get Gardaí back on the beat,” Senator Byrne said this week.“I was pleased to hear Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald reaffirm in the Dáil the commitment in the Programme for Government to continue the ongoing accelerated Garda recruitment programme, with a view to increasing Garda numbers to 15,000.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up She went on to say that she would work with Minister Fitzgerald to ensure that Limerick sees the benefit of this increase in Garda numbers.“In what was a really short-sighted move, Fianna Fáil chose to close down the Garda training college in Templemore after the economic crash and introduced a moratorium on Garda recruitment. This severely impacted on Garda numbers nationwide, something that was felt very much here in Limerick,” she said.Senator Byrne believes it crucial that we “continue to use the fruits of our strong economy to provide better services in Limerick”. This, she maintains, means more Gardaí to keep our communities safe.“With the economic recovery underway, Fine Gael in government reopened Templemore in 2014 and prioritised Garda recruitment once more. A total of 700 Garda trainees have been recruited, with a further 450 planned to be recruited during the remainder of this year.“It is encouraging to hear the Minister confirm that even taking account of projected retirements, the current rate of recruitment will bring Garda numbers to around the 13,000 mark this year and that she is determined to bring this figure to 15,000 in order to maintain and strengthen community engagement, provide reassurance to citizens and deter crime,” she concluded.by Alan [email protected] Twitter Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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Georgia MLS Partners with dynaConnections to Provide connectMLS™

first_img TUCKER, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– Georgia Multiple Listing Service, Georgia’s largest real estate marketplace in both transactions and sales volume, announces its partnership with dynaConnections Corporation to provide MLS services to its 45,000 plus members. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128006134/en/ Real estate professionals across Georgia will soon benefit from dynaConnections’ top-rated MLS platform, connectMLS. Designed with the end user in mind, connectMLS’s intuitive, feature-rich, and mobile-friendly solution provides Georgia MLS members an additional suite of tools to efficiently collaborate with their buying and selling clients. “Georgia MLS is excited to partner with a company that is dedicated to delivering real estate data in a manner that is consumable via a modern online experience,” said Georgia MLS CEO, Richard Boone. “connectMLS will provide our members the versatile functionality demanded by today’s real estate professional, with a responsive design interface that seamlessly adapts to all devices and every situation.” “The connectMLS platform will not only create additional opportunities for our members to strengthen their client relationships through real estate data,” says Boone , “but our partnership with the team at dynaConnections provides a new foundation for future innovation.” “Georgia MLS has an innovative team and it’s clear that they strive to provide their members with the best MLS experience,” said Tim Ford, CEO of dynaConnections . “We look forward to working alongside such a driven team to help them achieve their goal with the launch of our robust MLS solution, connectMLS.” About Georgia MLS (GAMLS) Georgia MLS, Georgia’s largest real estate marketplace, has provided real estate tools, services, and education to real estate professionals for 58 years. With brokerage offices across the state of Georgia, members have consistently sold more homes through Georgia MLS than any other multiple listing service in the state. Georgia MLS combines innovative technology solutions with unmatched value so that members have the resources to respond to the changing needs of the real estate consumer. Headquartered in Tucker, Georgia, GAMLS services 45,000+ agents in 4,029 offices across the Southeast and the nation. For more information on Georgia MLS, visit www.gamls.com. About dynaConnections Corporation and connectMLS dynaConnections Corporation is an Austin-based real estate software company renowned for consistent innovation and dedication to service. Its flagship product, connectMLS, is a one-of-a-kind multiple listing service solution with millisecond response time and ease of access on all devices and platforms. Rich embedded features and seamless integrations allow connectMLS to be an intuitive, all-in-one real estate transaction manager for both agents and clients. For more than 19 years, dynaConnections and the connectMLS solution have been exceeding all standards of what the real estate industry expects from MLS providers. For more information, please visit www.dynaconnections.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128006134/en/ John Ryan, Georgia MLS CMO, 770-493-9000 KEYWORD: GEORGIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE MOBILE/WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE NETWORKS DATA MANAGEMENT OTHER CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE SOURCE: Georgia MLS Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 05:16 PM/DISC: 01/28/2021 05:15 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210128006134/en Twitter Facebook Facebook Previous articleCarvana to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Results and Host Quarterly Conference Call on February 25Next articleGOP’s Rep. Jim Jordan won’t seek Portman’s US Senate seat Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Georgia MLS Partners with dynaConnections to Provide connectMLS™ Pinterestlast_img read more

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Man charged with punching deputy twice in abdomen

first_imgLocal News Facebook Previous articleNORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Watson focusing on what’s ahead for JackalopesNext articleOUR VIEW: Huge gift is boost for Odessa teachersTHE POINT: The Bushman family and ICA give back to the community in many ways. Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Twitter ECSO logo wide.jpg A 37-year-old man was arrested after he reportedly punched an Ector County Sheriff’s Office deputy with a closed fist twice in the abdomen after he admitted that was a methamphetamine user. Juan Garcia Guerrero was charged Thursday with assaulting a peace officer, a third-degree felony. He also had a charge of violate promise to appear, a class C misdemeanor. The reported assault on a peace officer happened at 11:58 a.m. in the 2700 block of Mercury Avenue, the ECSO affidavit detailed. ECSO deputies reportedly saw a white male wearing a large backpack and handed something to two passengers in the vehicle. The vehicle was parked at a game room in an area with heavy narcotics traffic. Deputies made contact with two occupants in the vehicle, who were identified as 36-year-old Jessica Gatlin and Guerrero, the affidavit stated. Deputies stated while speaking with Gatlin and Guerrero both stated they are users of meth. During the interview, deputies stated Guerrero began to move back and away from the peace officers and he started to reach toward his waistline and pockets after being asked not to, the affidavit detailed. Guerrero was reportedly asked to turn around and a deputy grabbed his wrist for a pat down and then he attempted to pull away and then the deputy pulled Guerrero closed to prevent his escape. Guerrero made a closed fist swung toward the deputy, but missed. The deputy took Guerrero to the ground and was positioned on top of him, the affidavit stated. Guerrero created a closed fist again and struck the deputy twice in the area of the abdomen. Guerrero was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. He had one bond totaling $10,000 and was still in custody as of Friday afternoon, jail records show.center_img Pinterest TAGS  WhatsApp WhatsApp Man charged with punching deputy twice in abdomen Facebooklast_img read more

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An Post launches service to check in on people cocooning

first_img Google+ Facebook An Post will check in on elderly people who have to cocoon.The new service is available online, and people can input a vulnerable person’s address and the post man or woman will call to the house to make sure everything is OK.It’s free with An Post offering to contact the Alone national helpline on the elderly person’s behalf for extra help with medicines or shopping.An Post managing director Garret Bridgeman says staff have come up with these ideas………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/anpost830.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleMore face masks could be made in Donegal – SweeneyNext articleDonegal Live Register back above 10,000 News Highland An Post launches service to check in on people cocooning AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – April 6, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Pinterest WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitterlast_img read more

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Business round-up: BA looks at lay-offs

first_img • Rod Eddington, the new chief executive of British Airways, will consider the airline’s first-ever compulsory redundancies in an effort to cut capacity and costs. BA has also received approaches for Go, its low-cost airline. Eddington will discuss the future of the subsidiary – which may also involve demerging it – in talks with Go’s chief executive Barbara Cassani in the next six months. The former chairman of Ansett, the Australian airline, took up his new post last week amid plans to cut a further £1bn of costs, expected to involve more than 6,500 job losses. He has instigated a fresh review and is reported as saying the airline can no longer avoid compulsory redundancies, and that total job losses could be anywhere between 2,000 and 10,000. Ft.comHalifax logs on • Halifax bank sought to take on the UK clearing banks and Internet-based new entrants when it unveiled the product range and business proposition for Intelligent Finance (IF), its stand-alone Internet bank. Halifax chief executive James Crosby said IF’s product proposition would target the clearing banks’ core markets with “some precision”, taking Halifax “right to the heart of clearing bank profitability”. Chief executive of IF Jim Spowart said the new bank is also an “attack on the new entrants who have some product range and are known for loss-leading products”. Ft.comTrue cost of credit• Banks which have ditched the personal touch are losing up to £15bn in lost revenue every year by blacklisting millions of Britons. More than eight million people in Britain – one in five adults – are on a credit blacklist, according to figures from Datamonitor. They cannot use plastic cards, draw money from banks or take out HP agreements. Datamonitor reveals that 22.9 per cent of people aged between 18 and 65 would have applications for credit rejected from high street banks and building societies. Comments are closed. Related posts: Previous Article Next Article Immigration minister: Get your sponsor licence applications in nowThe minister for future borders and immigration has advised employers wishing to continue to recruit skilled workers from abroad next… Over 1,000 UK redundancies expected at G4S Cash SolutionsSecurity company G4S is planning to cut more than a quarter of jobs in its cash handling business amid the… Business round-up: BA looks at lay-offsOn 16 May 2000 in Blacklisting, Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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200 Degrees opens second coffee shop in Birmingham

first_imgSpeciality coffee roaster 200 Degrees has opened a second shop in Birmingham.The opening of the new store, which is situated on Lower Temple Street, follows the success of its coffee shop and barista school on Colmore Row in 2016.As well as speciality coffee roasted at 200 Degrees’ Nottingham HQ, the store will serve deli-style sandwiches, baguettes and a range of salads, soups, cakes and pastries, with vegan and gluten-free options available.“The decision to open a second coffee shop in Birmingham was an easy one for us. With the Colmore Row shop being so well received, we knew it was the right time to open another and its location near Birmingham New Street is ideal for everyone,” said Tom Vincent, co-founder and director.“Birmingham is only the second location in which we’ve opened a second coffee shop and I think that’s down to the fantastic support we’ve had from our customers and the wider business community in the city. We’re very excited to contribute further to the fantastic food and drink scene here.“We look forward to welcoming those who know us, as well as new faces, whether they’re looking to swipe a coffee, or stay a little longer and enjoy a brew and a bite to eat in a relaxed, comfortable setting.”The opening is the tenth for 200 Degrees since 2014, its most recent being in Liverpool’s Metquarter centre.last_img read more

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Simit sandwich bread launched JJ Foodservice

first_imgLondon-based JJ Foodservice has extended its bakery range with simit bread.Available for 99p for a pack of four on a limited basis, the bread can be used to add interest to traditional sandwich menus, said the company.The circular bread, found predominantly in Turkey and the Middle East, typically contains sesame seeds. Less commonly, it is made with poppy, flax or sunflower seeds.JJ Foodservice is backing the launch with a #SimitSmiles campaign that encourages consumers to share how they eat simit bread by posting images to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.“We want consumers to send us their favourite fillings to help celebrate simit. The new range is perfect for picnics and sharing occasions at home. In foodservice, they also add interest to café and sandwich shop menus,” said Sezer Ozkul, chief product officer for JJ Foodservice.JJ Foodservice has also rolled out a range of Turkish-style savoury pastries named boreks in cheese, potato and spinach & cheese variants.And the wholesale supplier has added baklava to its own-label range. The Turkish sweet dessert is made with chopped nuts and filo pastry, and is traditionally served with ice cream.All products are available frozen, can be oven-baked and are suitable warm or at room temperature.Interest in Middle Eastern-style breads has been growing in the UK, with Turkish bakery brand Simit Sarayi now operating 13 sites in London, for example.For more on Turkish pastries and how UK bakers could make more use of filo pastry, see the British Baker feature here.last_img read more

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Umphrey’s McGee Continued Their Jake-Less Run With A Wild Performance With Joshua Redman And Spafford [Recap / Setlist]

first_imgUmphrey’s McGee soldiered on with their Jake Cinninger-less run of shows through the northeast with a strong two-set performance at the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY. They were joined once again by modern jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman, who would perform huge chunks of both sets with the band, as well as opening act Spafford, who delivered another lights-out set to start things off.Spafford’s opening set was short but sweet. Hitting the stage at 7:30 pm, the band weaved three songs into their 40-minute support slot. Kicking things off with “Funkadelic”, the real improvisational fireworks came during “Salamander Song”, which featured a lengthy sit-in from Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee. Spafford finished their set with an energetic take on “Lonely”.Umphrey’s McGee opened their first set with a trio of classic tunes dating back to their early days. “Divisions,” “Prowler,” and “2nd Self” were all debuted between 1998 and 2000, continuing Umphrey’s feature of older songs while Jake Cinninger continues to be on the sidelines with the flu. Joshua Redman emerged in time for a rare “The Weight Around,” which was performed for the first time since September 2016, and only the thirteenth time since it’s debut in 2010. Redman would remain on stage for the rest of the set. “Gone For Good” followed, a relatively newer song that has been making its way into regular rotation after its debut on New Year’s Day in 2016. The set was brought to a close with two of the band’s biggest multi-sectional progressive songs, the reggae-tinged “Higgins” and an out-of-this-world version of “Ocean Billy”.To start set two, Redman joined the band for an interesting “1348”. The song contains one of the most famous duel-guitar moments in Umphrey’s McGee’s catalog, but Redman slotted into Cinninger’s empty spot to complete the harmony and make the song whole. It’s been an adventure watching Umphrey’s navigate their catalog without Cinninger, making the best out of a situation that’s out of their control, and perhaps this performance of “1348” found them fully comfortable on stage. “1348” then wandered off into a “Jimmy Stewart”, another segment typically led by Cinninger’s hand signals.The organized improv segment then transitioned into a fun and jazzy version of “Intentions Clear”, which was followed by the completion of “1348”. Redman stuck on stage for one more song, an epic “Walletsworth”, before taking his bow and finishing off his guest appearance. The band then hit a wild version of “40’s Theme”, which is typically sung by Cinninger, but was taken over by Cummins for a truly unique version of the song. Umphrey’s then brought the set to its conclusion with a version of “In The Kitchen” that slowly moved into “Don’t You Forget About Me” by Simple Minds. For the encore, Umphrey’s busted out a song written by Cinninger and his band Ali Baba’s Tahini, “Resolution”, which then moved back into the closing stanza of “In The Kitchen”.Joshua Redman finishes his guest spots with Umphrey’s McGee tonight with a show at Anthology in Rochester, NY. Umphrey’s and Spafford will continue their tour together next weekend with three shows in Michigan. See below for full setlists from Umphrey’s McGee and Spafford from the Palace Theatre. Umphrey’s McGee | Palace Theatre | Albany, NY | 1/28/17Set One: Divisions, Prowler > 2nd Self, Weight Around[*], Gone For Good[*], Higgins[*], Ocean Billy[*]Set Two: 1348[*] > Jimmy Stewart[*] > Intentions Clear[*] > 1348[*], Walletsworth[*], 40’s Theme, In The Kitchen > Don’t You Forget About Me[#]Encore: Resolution > In The Kitchen* with Joshua Redman on Saxophone# Simple Minds coverSpafford | Palace Theatre | Albany, NY | 1/28/17Funkadelic, Salamander Song[*], Lonely* w/ Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee on keyboardlast_img read more

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