04Sep/21

US factory output gears up to 22-year high

first_imgMonday 28 February 2011 3:45 pm US factory output gears up to 22-year high whatsapp Tags: NULL Factory activity in the US Midwest hit a 22-and-a-half year high this month, new data has shown, which should help the economy weather rising oil prices and maintain its steady growth momentum. The Institute for Supply Management-Chicago’s index of business activity in the Midwest rose to 71.2 – the highest since July 1988 – from 68.8 in January as new orders and deliveries and backlogs increased.A reading above 50 indicates expansion in the regional economy.The data, combined with other upbeat regional factory surveys, suggested a national manufacturing report due out tomorrow could show more strength than had been expected. According to a Reuters survey of economists last week, the Institute for Supply Management’s index of national factory activity probably rose to 61.0 this month from 60.8 in January.“The big surprise of this recovery is how strong and how robust the manufacturing sector has been,” said Kurt Karl, head of economic research at Swiss Re in New York.The data had a minimal impact on US financial markets, where an announcement by value investor Warren Buffett that he was eyeing “major acquisitions” put stocks on track for their third straight month of gains.US government debt prices rose modestly, while the dollar fell to a 3-1/2 month low against a basket of currencies. whatsapp alison.lock Show Comments ▼ Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky 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’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Sharelast_img read more

12Jul/21

National Microfinace Bank Plc (NMB.tz) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB.tz)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileNational Microfinance Bank Plc (NMB) is a commercial bank in Tanzania offering financial solutions for individuals, small-to-medium-sized businesses and large corporations. NMB operates in several segments; wholesale banking, retail banking, agribusiness and treasury. Its product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to time deposits to fixed deposits, and Kilimo, Chap and Chipukizi accounts. NMB also offers loans to entrepreneurs, bank guarantees, and export and import financing, supply chain financing and letters of credit. Other services include forex, cash exchange, institutional and transactional banking, and payment and collection services. NMB has an extensive network of branches and ATMs in the major towns and cities of Tanzania. National Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

05Jul/21

Why I’m watching the Aston Martin share price this week

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. While Aston Martin (LSE: AML) cars are highly prized objects, the same isn’t always true of the automaker’s shares. The Aston Martin share price has sometimes moved fast, but not necessarily in the desired direction.After a rough couple of years, shareholders who bought into the 2018 offering continue to nurse losses. Recently shares have picked up somewhat, increasing 15% since the beginning of this year and doubling since October. However, they are still down over the past 12 months.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…I expect the share price might move again in coming days. Here’s why.Full-year resultsOn Thursday morning, the company is scheduled to release full-year results to the market. Arguably, this ought not to impact the shares much. After all, we have already had results for three-quarters of the year so in broad terms know roughly what to expect.But the company has generated a lot of headlines over the last few months. From its share dilution as part of using some Mercedes-Benz technology to its marketing involvement in motor racing, there has been a lot for shareholders to absorb. I wouldn’t be surprised if that continues in the full-year results.The chief executive took up his role in August and has set out an aggressive approach to righting the challenges faced by Aston Martin. The full-year results presentation would be an obvious opportunity to set out management’s current thinking and what it could mean for the Aston Martin share price.It will also be interesting to see how sales are holding up. The storied brand launched its first SUV, the DBX, last year. Full-year sales data will be pored over by analysts. It’s not only important what stock is put into dealerships, but also what demand has been from buyers. So far there have been some promising signs, such as a high level of interest in China. The results will be hard evidence of whether the DBX programme will deliver. That matters because the company has a lot riding on its success, having built a new factory in Wales especially for the DBX.Why the Aston Martin share price doesn’t attract meI continue to feel that Aston Martin shares do not match my personal risk appetite. It is true that the shares have gained sharply recently. If the results on Thursday are better than expected, they could continue their ascent. However, the long-term struggle facing the company remains the same. It still needs to show that it has a viable, profitable plan for producing cars enough customers want.Its financial difficulties to date have led to a huge dilution in shares. It also added a lot of debt to its balance sheet last year. It is being charged double-digit interest on the debt it agreed last year. Not only is that a sign of its perceived risk, it will also weigh heavily on results. Even if the DBX programme is a major success, the company will need to spend tens of millions of pounds a year just to service its debt. That could hurt the Aston Martin share price in future.On Thursday I’ll be looking for sales data and financial news, especially on the balance sheet. If the news is good, the shares may jump – but I won’t be buying. 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FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Why I’m watching the Aston Martin share price this week Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img See all posts by Christopher Ruane Christopher Ruane | Tuesday, 23rd February, 2021 | More on: Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Image source: Aston Martin 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. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free.last_img read more

23Jun/21

Haskell on the bench for Highlanders

first_img Andrew Hore will make his Hilander debut against ChiefsOn Saturday 25 February, four players will make their Highlanders debut; All Black Andrew Hore will start at hooker for the first time in Highlanders colours alongside fellow All Black Hosea Gear. Gear will make his run-on debut for the Highlanders since transferring from the Hurricanes in the off-season.Tamati Ellison, who returned to New Zealand from Japan last night, will start at centre and Otago playmaker Buxton Popoali’i will make his Highlanders debut on the right wing.The reserves include three newcomers; English international, James Haskell, Bay Of Plenty lock Culum Retallick and Kurt Baker who returns to the squad of 22 after a lengthy injury layoff. Starting XV:1 Jamie Mackintosh (C)2 Andrew Hore3 Chris King4 Josh Bekhuis5 Nick Crosswell6 Adam Thomson7 John Hardie8 Nasi Manu9 Jimmy  Cowan10 Chris Noakes11 Hosea   Gear12 Phil Burleigh13 Tamati  Ellison14 Buxton Popoali’i15 Ben Smith LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – FEBRUARY 17: Andrew Hore of the Highlanders walks off after the Super Rugby trial match between the Blues and the Highlanders at Unitec on February 17, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images) Replacements:16 Jason Rutledge17 Bronson Murray18 Culum Retallick19 James Haskell20 Aaron Smith21 Lima Sopoaga22 Kurt BakerInjured Update: Jarrad Hoeata (shoulder), Siale Piutau (ankle), Kade Poki (knee), Kenny Lynn (neck), Shaun Treeby (knee) & Ma’afu Fia (hamstring).End.last_img read more

20Jun/21

Deputies concur with bishops in unanimous vote to admit Cuba

first_img General Convention 2018, By Lynette WilsonPosted Jul 11, 2018 House of Deputies, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Music Morristown, NJ 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 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing 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 Martinsville, VA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Press Release Service Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls 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 center_img President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings July 11 welcomes Cuba Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio and the Episcopal Church of Cuba back into the Episcopal Church. The Rev. Gerardo Lojildes, Delgado’s husband, holds an American flag, and Mayelin Aqueda, president of Episcopal Church Women in Cuba, holds a Cuban flag. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Austin, Texas] “Welcome home,” said House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings following a July 11 unanimous vote by deputies to concur with the House of Bishops and admit the Episcopal Church of Cuba as a diocese.Following testimony that was cut short because no one had signed up to testify against admitting the diocese, Jennings called for a moment of silence before the historic vote. The Diocese of Cuba is set to join Province II, which includes dioceses from New York and New Jersey in the United States, Haiti and the Virgin Islands.Immediately following the House of Bishops’ July 10 vote, Cuba Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio was seated in the House of Bishops. Immediately following the July 11 vote, the Rev. Gerardo Lojildes, who in addition to his ministry oversees construction at Camp Blankingship, an Episcopal camp in Cuba, and Mayelin Aqueda, president of Episcopal Church Women in Cuba, were seated as deputies between the dioceses of Venezuela and Puerto Rico.Following the vote and a prolonged standing ovation, Jennings invited Delgado to address the house. “Right now, I feel that the Holy Spirit is blowing on this entire convention and that it is moving: It’s moving here for all of us to really work with it in this very difficult world to make sure that we fulfill the needs of this world,” said Delgado through a Spanish-language interpreter.“We meet like this in convention to put the family in order; that’s what’s behind it. And this is done so that we can welcome everyone.”More coverage of the 79th General Convention’s actions to admit the Episcopal Church of Cuba as a diocese joining Province II is here.– Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor Episcopal News Service. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events Associate Rector Columbus, GA Deputies concur with bishops in unanimous vote to admit Cuba Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC General Convention, Rector Bath, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Latin America Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KYlast_img read more

19Jun/21

Breaking News: Attempted Murder/Suicide in Plymouth

first_img Reply Dee C I saw Francina on tv. She was there being interviewed regarding the shooting, because she was friends with the lady that was shot, is what I believe was said. Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Mama Mia TAGSBreaking NewsOrange County Sheriff’s OfficePlymouth Previous articleWinning begins with the fundamentalsNext articleFestival includes “real talk” on Apopka issues Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Breaking News:From The Orange County Sheriff’s OfficeAt 6:06 PM this evening, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple gunshots heard by neighbors on Valeview Court in Plymouth. The victim, a black, female 49 years of age, was located in the driveway with injuries consistent with a gunshot wound. A black male 53 years of age was lying next to the victim with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound resulting in his death. The injured female was transported to a local hospital where she is currently in stable condition. Homicide and forensics units are currently investigating at the scene.This is all of the information released at this time. The Apopka Voice will update this story as more details are known. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here January 5, 2017 at 6:18 amcenter_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 January 4, 2017 at 10:06 pm 3 COMMENTS LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply We have turned our backs on God.If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.2 Chronicles 7:14 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mama Mia Please enter your comment! Reply I looked up that street and it was off of Hermit Smith Road all the way past Peacock Rd. Just too many constant shootings everywhere, and it seems to only be getting worse. I don’t know of any solution to the problem. That one idiot in the news, was shooting at cows off the interstate highway with an AK-15, and he got caught….good! So sorry for this latest shooting. So many bad things happening. January 4, 2017 at 9:28 pmlast_img read more

17Jun/21

19th Street Residence / Sidell Pakravan Architects

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918147/19th-street-residence-sidell-pakravan-architects Clipboard Architects: Sidell Pakravan Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Laurian Ghinitoiu Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Apartments Projects 19th Street Residence / Sidell Pakravan Architects General Contractor: Area:  3000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project United States 2018 Lemma Construction Year:  CopyApartments•San Francisco, United States ArchDaily Save this picture!© Laurian Ghinitoiu+ 30Curated by Paula Pintos Share 19th Street Residence / Sidell Pakravan ArchitectsSave this projectSave19th Street Residence / Sidell Pakravan Architects City:San FranciscoCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuRecommended ProductsLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewText description provided by the architects. The 19th street residence, a major renovation to the building owner’s unit on the top floor of a San Francisco apartment building that included a penthouse addition, explores the insertion of two volumes into space and how these volumes set up a relationship between form, program, and urban context.Save this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuThe renovation of an apartment in a banal San Francisco building plays a set of distinct volumetric insertions against the dominant horizontal planes of existing low ceiling heights. One volume controls vertical movement through the space, while a second defines the main living area and breaks through the ceiling to create a large interior room on the roof. The reading of the two volumes registers as a material difference between the insertions and the surrounding perimeter. A deep buit-in bookcase on one edge and a solid wood island on the other edge emphasizes the volumes’ figural, rather than planar, quality.Save this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuSave this picture!Third level planSave this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuA direct visual relationship with the city is embraced in the project by orienting the volumes parallel to San Francisco’s skyline, increasing aperture sizes, and removing dated ornamentation from the roof. Views framed on the main level by the wood figure transform into an open view on the penthouse as a large aperture opens completely to dissolve the relationship between interior and exterior. The photographs of the project highlight how the different spatial and material thresholds are experienced in daily life.Save this picture!© Laurian GhinitoiuProject gallerySee allShow less485 Marin Residential Building / HWKNSelected ProjectsQalma Building / Carazo ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Potrero Hill, San Francisco, CA, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Manufacturers: Bonelli, Henrybuilt, La Cantina Photographs “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/918147/19th-street-residence-sidell-pakravan-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSidell Pakravan ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSan FranciscoUnited StatesPublished on June 03, 2019Cite: “19th Street Residence / Sidell Pakravan Architects” 03 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save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 streamlast_img read more

12Jun/21

While pointing finger at Bahrain, Iran uses culture ministry to interrogate journalists

first_img News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News May 23, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 While pointing finger at Bahrain, Iran uses culture ministry to interrogate journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en During the Universal Periodic Review of the human rights situation in Bahrain by the UN Human Rights Council two days ago in Geneva, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s delegation called on the Bahraini authorities to “free all political prisoners, put a stop to arbitrary arrests of government opponents and end the impunity reigning in the country.”For once, Reporters Without Borders agrees with Iranian government officials although it is amazed that they dare to lecture others when hundreds of political prisoners, including 31 journalists and 18 netizens, are languishing in Iran’s own jails.“Iran is one of the world’s most repressive countries and it would do well to apply its own recommendations,” the press freedom organization said.According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, journalists are being summoned for interrogation at the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, a censorship agency that has been turned into an all-out mechanism of control and repression since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became president.The summonses are issued by Mohammad Hosseini, the minister, and two of his aides, Mohammad Jafar Mohammad Zadeh, deputy minister for press affairs and information, and Mohammad Javad Aghajari, the head of the foreign press department.When journalists are summoned to the ministry, they are questioned there by Ministry of Intelligence officials and members of the Revolutionary Guards. Those summoned include journalists who work for foreign media. The interrogations are often violent and journalists are mistreated.“These interrogations are intolerable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge international cultural bodies to terminate all cooperation with this ministry on the grounds that it authorizes these interrogations and permits the mistreatment of intellectuals on its own premises.”Fariborz Rais Dana, a leading economist, writer and member of the Association of Iranian Writers, was meanwhile arrested at his home on 21 May and was transferred to Tehran’s Evin prison to begin serving a one-year jail sentence for criticising a government decision to relax price controls in an interview for the BBC’s Farsi-language TV station.Initially arrested on 19 December 2010, immediately after giving the interview, he was released on 17 January 2011 on bail of 30 million tomans (22,500 euros). A Tehran revolutionary court imposed the one-year jail sentence on 17 June 2011 after convicting him on charges of anti-government propaganda and membership of an illegal organization. An appeal court confirmed the sentence last December.Rahman Bozari, a journalist with the opinion section of the daily Shargh, was arrested on 19 May after being summoned to the prosecutor’s office at Evin prison. Originally arrested on 29 May 2011 and freed on bail two months later, he was sentenced to two years in prison and 70 lashes by a Tehran revolutionary court on a charge of anti-government propaganda.Reza Taleshaian Jolodarzadeh, the editor of Sobeh Azadi, a weekly that was closed by the authorities in October 2011, has been sentenced to a year in prison by a Tehran revolutionary court on a charge of anti-government propaganda. He has a serious illness as a result of an injury during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war and his doctor says imprisonment could exacerbate it.He was arrested on 4 February after being summoned before the revolutionary court and was released on 17 April. Under the Islamic criminal code, he now has 21 days to appeal. June 9, 2021 Find out more February 25, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Irancenter_img After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Help by sharing this information Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Organisation News March 18, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts to go furtherlast_img read more

12Jun/21

Mayor Bill Bogaard Announces Decision Not to Seek Re-Election

first_imgGovernment Mayor Bill Bogaard Announces Decision Not to Seek Re-Election Published on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | 1:09 pm More Cool Stuff Community News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  City of Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard today announced his decision not to seek re-election after serving nearly 16 years as the City’s first, and (until now) only directly elected mayor in the City’s history.Bogaard is sending a two-page letter to many of his long-time friends and supporters in which he shares with them “a reluctant decision” not to seek re-election for a fifth term as Mayor. A copy of the letter is attached with this news release.“There is never a good time for a decision like this and so, after lots of thinking and often conferring with many of you, I have reached a reluctant decision not to run for re-election,” Mayor Bogaard wrote. “I don’t want to look back and find I stayed too long and I want to go on to other activities which will include much more time spent with Claire (Mrs. Bogaard) and the other members of our family.”Mayor Bogaard shared that the ongoing economic challenges means this is not the perfect time for him to step away, but he encouraged City officials to continue maintaining a strong fiscal condition and “pursue a strong local economy” plus youth development programs; strong public education; affordable housing and homeless services; renewable energy sources, water conservation; and planning and zoning guidelines “that protect and strengthen the character of our city.”City Manager Michael J. Beck praised Mayor Bogaard for his leadership as the City’s top elected official, providing a positive and inclusive influence for the City during challenging economic times and tough budget choices; high-profile projects including the Rose Bowl Pavilion renovation, the Convention Center and Gold Line expansion projects and the long-term revitalization of Old Pasadena and the Playhouse District.“You cannot overstate the profound impact that Mayor Bogaard has had in virtually every major accomplishment in Pasadena over the past 15 years. Pasadena would not be recognized as a national role model city without Mayor Bogaard’s leadership,” Beck said. “Mayor Bogaard embodies the best qualities that people want in an elected official.”Mayor Bogaard began his first four-year term as Pasadena’s first directly elected mayor in 1999. He is currently completing his fourth four-year term. He serves as chair of Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative, a technology enterprise incubator and workforce development program, and the City’s Emergency Services Council. He is a member of the Gold Line Foothill Construction Authority and serves on the boards for the Pasadena Educational Foundation and the Pasadena YMCA. In 1997, the City of Pasadena granted him its highest civic recognition, the Arthur Noble Award.Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Top of the News Subscribe 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

12Jun/21

Pasadena Unified Receives Two Grants From the U.S. Department of Education to Transform School Climate

first_img Community News 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) has received a 2014 School Climate Transformation Grant and a Project AWARE Grant from the U.S. Department of Education worth $2.1 million over the next five years.According to the U.S. Department of Education, the School Climate Transformation grants to school districts provide more than $35.8 million to 71 school districts in 23 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The funds will be used to develop, enhance, or expand systems of support for implementing evidence-based, multi-tiered behavioral frameworks for improving behavioral outcomes and learning conditions for students. The goals of the program are to connect children, youths, and families to appropriate services and supports; improve conditions for learning and behavioral outcomes for school-aged youths; and increase awareness of and the ability to respond to mental-health issues among school-aged youths.“If we can’t help protect kids and staff, and make them feel safe at school, then everything else that we do is secondary,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “If kids don’t feel safe, they can’t learn. It’s that simple. Through these grants of more than $70 million, we are continuing our commitment to ensure that kids have access to the best learning experience possible.”One hundred school districts received the Department of Health and Human Services’ Project AWARE grants, including 29 of the Department of Education grantees. The purpose of this program is to assist local educational agencies to begin to support the training of school personnel and other adults who interact with youth in both school settings and communities to detect and respond to mental illness in children and youth, including how to encourage adolescents and their families experiencing these problems to seek treatment.Both grants are part of President Obama’s “Now is the Time” plan to protect children and communities by reducing gun violence (http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/wh_now_is_the_time_full.pdf). With the funds, PUSD will continue its support of Behavioral Response to Intervention, increase access to social-emotional curriculum, provide students with mental health first aid, and offer programs such as the Safe School Ambassadors/Anti-Bullying program, Too Good for Drugs curriculum, and Student Aggression Replacement Training. The grants will be administered by PUSD’s office of Child Welfare, Attendance and Safety. The district will receive $500,000 in the first year of the grant.The district’s announcement of these grants coincides with October being National Bullying Prevention Month. As part of efforts to combat bullying, the district’s television station KLRN Pasadena and PUSD high school students produced a video about the impacts of bullying on students (http://youtu.be/s2pmXimJynQ). Students, staff and community can now anonymously report bullying or threats by texting the phrase “tip PUSD” and a description of the incident to 888777 or by clicking on the anonymous tipping button at www.pusd.us. Additionally, the PUSD Board of Education passed a resolution supporting National Bullying Prevention Month at its October 9th meeting. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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