4 Sep

Tullow finds oil in Ghana

first_img Share Thursday 3 March 2011 7:14 pm whatsapp Shares in Tullow Oil rose 3.9 per cent yesterday, among the top risers on the FTSE 100, after the oil explorer announced that it had found oil in excellent quality sandstone reservoirs at its well off the coast of Ghana. Exploration director Angus McCoss said it is a highly encouraging step towards the firm’s goal of declaring the well commercially viable later this year. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Fans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org KCS-content Tullow finds oil in Ghana Tags: NULLlast_img read more

24 Aug

Sportnco appoints new chief information officer

first_img France-based sportsbook supplier Sportnco, the B2B subsidiary of operator France Pari, today (15 September) announced the appointment of Benjamin Böhle-Roitelet as its new chief information officer. “My goal is for Sportnco to develop the most agile offer ever offered in the online sports betting market to enable its new and existing B2B customers to grow and expand.” France-based sportsbook supplier Sportnco, the B2B subsidiary of operator France Pari, today (15 September) announced the appointment of Benjamin Böhle-Roitelet as its new chief information officer. People moves The company recently signed new partners in the US and Colombia, which will be launching in the near future in addition to the group’s existing activities in France, Belgium, Spain and Portugal. “This will take the company to a new level in what is already a highly technological sector.” Böhle-Roitelet joins from contactless technology specialist Unitag, where he was the business’s chief digital officer. He has also held past roles managing technical projects with groups such as Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and chief executive of AI companies such as Ekito and Relief. Regions: France 15th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy Topics: People People moves Sportnco’s founder and chief executive, Hervé Schlosser, added that: “The arrival of Benjamin Böhle-Roitelet as CIO is extremely positive and we are delighted about it. Benjamin is an additional asset for our company and will enable us to provide an even stronger level of service to our current and future B2B customers. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sportnco said it hopes his appointment will help to continue and amplify the growth it has experienced in recent years, as well as managing potential acquisitions of technology companies which could further bolster its position in the market. Sportnco appoints new chief information officer Böhle-Roitelet commented: “I am very happy to be joining Sportnco and continue this great adventure which has seen the company grow considerably since launching in 2010. Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

5 Jul

Forget gold and Bitcoin. I’d buy crashing FTSE 100 shares in an ISA to retire early

first_img Peter Stephens | Saturday, 28th March, 2020 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The FTSE 100’s decline over recent weeks may cause some investors to believe gold and Bitcoin offer superior investment potential. After all, the price of gold has risen to its highest level since 2013 over recent months. Meanwhile, Bitcoin could offer lower correlation with the wider economy, according to some investors.However, the long-term prospects for the FTSE 100 could be more attractive than gold and Bitcoin. The track record of the stock market shows it has long-term recovery potential. This means investors who buy now may benefit from low valuations which could help them retire early.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…Gold/Bitcoin risksGold may continue to be popular among investors in the short run, due to its defensive status.  Historically, it’s been a store of wealth and could even deliver further growth if investor sentiment continues to be relatively weak.However, history also shows investor sentiment is likely to improve over the medium term. This may mean demand for gold moderates to some degree. Its price could also fail to generate similar growth experienced over recent months. Furthermore, buying any asset while it’s trading at a multi-year high may not offer the best chance for an investor to make a profit.Bitcoin’s potential could be limited by its regulatory risks, as well as its lack of real-world usage prospects. It has a limited size, which may mean it’s also unable to fully replace traditional currencies. Moreover, a wide choice of virtual currencies could mean its popularity wanes over the coming years, as rival cryptocurrencies experience higher demand.FTSE 100 return potentialIn the short run, the FTSE 100’s recent challenges may continue. Although there have been signs of a recovery at times over recent weeks, its performance is highly dependent on coronavirus updates. Should growth in the number of cases fail to decline as various countries operate lockdowns, investor sentiment may deteriorate as prospects of a world economic recession become increasingly likely.However, the FTSE 100’s past performance shows it has always recovered from its challenging periods to post new record highs. For example, it bounced back from the 1987 crash, just as it did following the tech bubble and then the financial crisis. During those bear markets, FTSE 100 shares traded at extremely low levels, in many cases. Investors who purchased them and held for the long term are more than likely to have generated high returns.As such, following the same strategy with FTSE 100 shares today could be a shrewd move despite the short-term risks that are present. Through buying a diverse range of large-cap shares in a Stocks and Shares ISA, and holding them for the long run, you could improve your financial prospects. It may even bring your retirement date a big step closer. 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5 Jul

This ‘dying’ ex-FTSE 250 share has crashed 90%. I think it may be a bargain!

first_img 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. See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar 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. Enter Your Email Address Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Image source: Getty Images One of the most unpleasant investing clubs is the ‘90% Club’, which includes companies whose share prices have fallen by nine-tenths or more. Many FTSE 250 – and even FTSE 100 – firms have tumbled into the 90% Club.A few of these ‘fallen angels’ rise again, and some go on to greater glory. A sizeable proportion become ‘fallen devils’ and their share prices never recover, as an old rule of the stock market says, “A share that has fallen 90% can fall another 90%.” The 90% Club’s worst members go on to lose all of their value.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…This former FTSE 250 share has lost its DignityOne recent recruit to the 90% Club is former FTSE 250 member Dignity (LSE: DTY), which has lost its good name as well as over 90% of its market value.After Co-op Funeralcare, Dignity is one of the UK’s leading funeral directors. (By the way, never confuse Dignity with Dignitas, which is the Swiss euthanasia – assisted dying – provider.)When Dignity floated in 2004, I recommended its shares to Fool readers (article since archived). I argued that customers were quite literally dying to use its services at a rate of 50,000 a month.By raising prices steadily above inflation, Dignity and other funeral providers made their services ever more expensive. By October 2016, its shares had risen more than tenfold, peaking at around 2,820p. This valued Dignity at around £1.4bn, placing it firmly within the FTSE 250 index.Another FTSE 250 share joins the 90% ClubEndlessly pushing up prices worked a treat for Dignity shareholders – until it didn’t. In March 2019, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an in-depth investigation into funerals. This sent its shares plunging, coming on top of steep falls in 2017 and 2018.Dignity shares now trade at 270p, down 90.5% from their all-time high. During the market collapse earlier this year, they dipped to 210.5p on 6 April. Also, they are down nearly three-fifths (58%) over the past 12 months. Today, Dignity is worth a mere £135m.Coronavirus wrecked Dignity’s revenuesYou’d expect a much higher death rate to be positive for funeral-care providers. But lockdown restrictions mean that big, well-attended events are forbidden. As Dignity makes big profits from extras and add-ons, having basic, low-priced funerals has brutally bashed its business model.Will Dignity be a recovery share or a fallen devil?For many firms, the 90% Club is a lobster pot they fall into and never escape. But a few hardy survivors turn their situation around and get out of this trap. While it’s extremely difficult to differentiate between recovery shares and fallen devils, I think Dignity has a decent chance of becoming a defensive business again.Dignity expects continued downward pressure on the average price of funerals and cremations. At today’s 270p, its shares are priced more for Armaggedon than heaven, but they are cheap as chips.In 2019, Dignity turned over £339m and made pre-tax profit of £44.1m, which generated earnings per share (EPS) of 69.8p. If EPS dived to just 50p in 2020, Dignity shares would have a price-to-earnings ratio of just 5.4. The dividend, cancelled in 2019, is unlikely to reappear before late 2021 at the earliest.For me, Dignity’s shares can grow sustainably from this rebased level, not least because it’s a fairly simple business. Also, many of its smaller rivals may go bust or be taken over to boost Dignity’s market share. As a high-risk bet, this former FTSE 250 share is not suitable for all, but I’d buy Dignity shares today.center_img Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Cliff D’Arcy | Thursday, 16th July, 2020 | More on: DTY Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! This ‘dying’ ex-FTSE 250 share has crashed 90%. I think it may be a bargain! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

20 Jun

No man (or nation) is an island

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Tampa, FL Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA Submit an Event Listing 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 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME No man (or nation) is an island Rector Washington, DC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 center_img 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY Featured Jobs & Calls Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Religion News Service] Manhattan was a traffic nightmare as the United Nations General Assembly was in session and security precautions ramped up.Iran’s president gave his usual insulting address. Israel’s prime minister volleyed with dire warnings of Iran’s nuclear-weapons intentions. Not much was expected of a session that was more political podium than problem solving.But the event did underscore a reality that Americans often overlook: Not everything is about us. The world doesn’t turn on a politician’s latest line of attack. The fine points of Obamacare or Mitt Romney’s 1040 or Paul Ryan’s budget? Meh.On the one hand, this unconcern is nothing unusual; hometown affairs are always of far more interest to locals than to anyone else. I could go months without caring about Kate Middleton’s topless cavorting or political show trials in Beijing.On the other hand, it is good to be reminded that we are one piece of a vast global mosaic. We connect with others but aren’t necessarily the center.Rather than proceed as a nation-level version of the “narcissistic princess” — as one reviewer labeled tell-all author Monica Lewinsky — we should pay more attention to the connections among us.It matters whether we show respect to other peoples. It matters whether we play fair when our interests converge. It matters whether we overcome our bullying instinct when our interests collide. It matters whether we preserve our own freedom by the sword or by affirming others’ rights to self-determination.In our volatile, ambiguous and interconnected world, raw nationalism has become a danger to civilization. Literally so, as horrific weapons pass into highly unstable hands guided by the least enlightened of tribal and national instincts.Learning to respect other peoples, and to imagine their needs as legitimate as our own, is a critical component of modern wisdom.Religious fervor isn’t a new threat to the human condition — indeed, it might be the oldest threat — but lately religious fervor has morphed into a religious extremism that has sent violence hopscotching around the globe in search of soft targets.If we can’t find common ground, we risk global annihilation.Rather than press on toward destruction, it’s time we learned the ancient Stoic principle called “adiaphora,” or “things indifferent.” It states that some things matter more than others, and some things don’t matter much at all. To Christians, for example, the resurrection of Jesus does matter; what time the Sunday service is held doesn’t matter.Adiaphora was presented to me as explaining Anglicanism’s preference for compromise, for the middle way, for loving persons more than right opinion. It explains the thought gap between fundamentalist and progressive Christianity, two sincere and well-grounded schools of faith that differ over absolutes and right opinion.The challenge, of course, is to discern what matters and what doesn’t. Adiaphora’s answer is to say it’s all relative. What matters for you might not matter for me. When our interests collide, your being right or my being right won’t matter as much as our being one in God. We are likely to find more truth in forgiveness and forbearance than in consistency and self-crafted righteousness.As soft and soupy as it might sound, humanity’s future is at stake. The time has come for earnest people to put down their doctrines and swords and to join hands.— Tom Ehrich is a writer, church consultant and Episcopal priest based in New York. He is the author of “Just Wondering, Jesus” and founder of the Church Wellness Project. His website is www.morningwalkmedia.com. Follow Tom on Twitter @tomehrich. By Tom EhrichPosted Oct 3, 2012 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

17 Jun

Haus K / Sonja & Thilo Kurzemann

first_img Year:  Year:  “COPY” photographs:  Thomas MayerPhotographs:  Thomas MayerSave this picture!© Thomas MayerRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. Urbanistically and ecologically, the concentrated construction of Haus K is reasonable, but privacy is an architectural challenge. The site, a small plot of land only 13 x 23 meters, is jammed between two others.Save this picture!© Thomas MayerThe panel for the main building was 9 x 10 meters, 2 meters border margin east and west. The cubical structure is free standing like a stone on the site. The interior was hollowed out and processed like a snail shell. A small cube is cut out of the north-facade and forms the canopy to the entrance of the house. From here an outside stair leads to a gravel-covered patio which is access and illumination to a spacious guest room in the basement.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe garden in the south and the whole ground floor are slightly raised from the adjacent sites. The south-west corner of the structure is cut out for a covered terrace. The high windows in the living area allow a view of the green living room which is furnished with an apple tree and bordered by a hornbeam hedge that provides the desired privacy.Save this picture!© Thomas MayerThe furniture develops out of the architecture and refines the architecture. Architecture and interior architecture agree with each other. Varying ceiling heights, adjusted cupboard volumes, comprehensive blanked out air spaces and freely arranged window cutouts broach the issue of freedom between the surrounding next-door houses.Save this picture!© Thomas MayerThe sophisticated character of the spaces enables surprising light moods and reflections at highest level of protection against prying eyes. The lowered concrete bath tub in the first floor requires the only 2,10 meters high entrance area which leads into the 2,70 meters high light-flooded living space. The penthouse on the second floor has a large roof terrace and high glass partitions to the south-west allowing a view over the nearby forest and creek scenery of the Swiss alps.Save this picture!SectionThe choice of materials of visible concrete, dull varnished spruce and honed anhydrite floor gives the home its an essential, reduced impact.Save this picture!© Thomas MayerProject gallerySee allShow lessSolid Wood: The Rise of Mass Timber ArchitecturePublicationsMontebello 321 / Jorge Bolio ArquitecturaSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/597748/haus-k-sonja-and-thilo-kurzemann Clipboard ArchDaily Area:  180 m² Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Sonja & Thilo Kurzemann Area Area of this architecture project 2011 Photographs Haus K / Sonja & Thilo Kurzemann Switzerland Haus K / Sonja & Thilo KurzemannSave this projectSaveHaus K / Sonja & Thilo Kurzemann ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/597748/haus-k-sonja-and-thilo-kurzemann Clipboard CopyHouses•Lucerne, Switzerland 2011 Projects Save this picture!© Thomas Mayer+ 30 Share “COPY” Houses CopyAbout this officeSonja & Thilo KurzemannOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLucerneHousesSwitzerlandPublished on February 18, 2015Cite: “Haus K / Sonja & Thilo Kurzemann” 18 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore 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 streamlast_img read more

12 Jun

State Surge in COVID-19 Cases Could Block Pasadena From Escaping Restrictive State Guidelines

first_imgA surge in coronavirus cases could further block plans to open Pasadena schools and businesses as cities statewide begin trending backward from less restrictive tiers to more restrictive rankings.Based largely on case numbers and testing-positivity rates, counties in California are classified into one of four tiers in the state’s reopening chart, which guides the ability of businesses to reopen. The state updates the classifications weekly.On Tuesday, the state hit a grim milestone. For the first time since the tier system was implemented, no counties advanced to a less-restrictive level. Three counties, including San Diego County, regressed to the most-restrictive “purple” tier from the less-onerous “red” level.Five other counties moved backward from the “orange” level into the “red” tier, while three others slipped out of the least-restrictive “yellow” level and back into the “orange” tier.Because Pasadena is in Los Angeles County, it has been mired in the most restrictive “purple” level since the tier system was implemented. For one week, it met the threshold to advance to the “red” tier, but counties must meet the guidelines for two consecutive weeks to move up the ladder, and Los Angeles County couldn’t maintain the needed statistics.“The trendline has to change, and move in the other direction in order for us to make progress towards the other tier,” Pasadena Public Health Director Dr. Ying-Ying Goh told the City Council on Monday. “I hope every day we can move in that direction, but it requires the cooperation and actions of everybody in L.A. County.”Under the purple tier, no public or private school can reopen for in-person instruction unless they receive a waiver for students for elementary schools. Counties that move to the red tier can reopen for instruction if they remain in that tier for 14 days. Counties can have stricter rules, but cannot be more lenient.Goh said she did not expect the county to move to the red tier in the next few weeks.Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer echoed Goh in an update to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.Ferrer noted that the increases will stall hopes of moving out of the most restrictive purple tier of the state’s matrix.“The earliest we would see this county move to Tier 2 would be four weeks from now, and that’s if every single person gets back to helping us slow the spread (of the virus),” Ferrer said.Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state’s Health and Human Services secretary, said rising case numbers statewide mean the situation will likely be even worse next week.“As we look forward to next week and we see which counties may have missed their current tier threshold this week, we anticipate if things stay the way they are, that between this week and next week over half of California counties will have moved into a more restrictive tier,” Ghaly said. “And so that certainly is an indication that we’re concerned and that we have to keep a close watch on what’s happening.”Regressing in the tier system means tighter restrictions on businesses and other activities. Moving backward from the red to purple tier means restaurants can no longer offer any indoor dining.The county is now in a “real and alarming” surge in COVID-19 cases, with case numbers exceeding 2,000 for five of the last six days, including about 4,600 confirmed cases over the weekend. Health officials have been blaming public and private gatherings for the surge, and they fear the upcoming winter holidays could exacerbate the problem.“If we don’t slow the spread now, we’re heading into a very unfortunate holiday season,” Ferrer told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, urging all residents to recommit to basic infection-control methods, such as wearing face masks and practicing physical distancing.Ghaly repeated that message on a state level Tuesday, acknowledging that residents are suffering from “COVID fatigue.”“We know that this is hard,” Ghaly said. “We know many people feel exhausted, they feel isolated and they’re impatient. We talked last week quite a bit about COVID fatigue. I even talk about COVID resentment. We know that this is hard work, but we must do more.” Community News Top of the News 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 More Cool Stuff Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribecenter_img Community News State Surge in COVID-19 Cases Could Block Pasadena From Escaping Restrictive State Guidelines As case numbers rise, counties moving backward in state tier matrix By ANDRÉ COLEMAN and CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 2:23 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. Business Newslast_img read more

24 May

Troy Arts Council honors local leaders in the arts

first_img Published 3:00 am Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Email the author X Troy Arts Council honors local leaders in the arts Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell “I don’t know when I’ve enjoyed a concert as much,” Williams said. “It was just the best. The audience response was such that I’m sure everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.”Williams expressed appreciation to James Smith, conductor, and all the members of the band for their dedication to the arts and for sharing their talents with the Troy and Pike County communities.Pictured from left, Arts Council President Joel Williams with Ann Williams.Prior to the concert, the TAC recognized Pike County leaders in the visual arts, music and volunteerism.  Dan Fraley of Troy was the recipient of the Professional Arts Award and Lenny Trawick of Brundidge received the Professional Music Award. The Presidential Volunteer Award was presented to Ann Williams of Troy. Skip You Might Like ‘The Best’: Carter named Caregiver of the Year: ‘We watched her grow stronger every day’ Deedie Hobbs Carter, second from left, received the Caregiver of the Year Award for her efforts to care for her… read morecenter_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “These three people are pillars in the arts community,” Williams said. “They are the kind of people that keep the arts alive by their contributions. The Troy Arts Council recognizes them as a way of thanking them for all they have done over the years and all they continue to do in support of the arts.”Williams presented the arts award to Fraley, whose idea it was to honor the memory of Troy folk artist Jean Lake with an annual art show.Williams with Dan Fraley“Dan was good friends with Jake Lake and her husband, Trigger Lake,” Williams said.  “After her death, while in the Troy Arts Council, Dan presented a proposal to honor her memory with the Jean Lake Memorial Art Show. This effort has evolved into the major event, TroyFest that is celebrated the last weekend in April.”Williams said Fraley participated in a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to present art in the Troy City Schools’ Impact Project from 1973-1975. He won another grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts for an Arts in Prison program from 1975-78. “Dan has participated in many art shows throughout the South and has won several awards for watercolor art,” Williams said. “He also enjoys playing the mountain dulcimer and teaching he Hebraic roots of Christianity. “Mary Ida Williams, TAC board member, presented the TAC award for Musical Leadership to Trawick, who is well known for songwriting and guitar performance.Honoree Lenny Trawick. Each of the three volunteers were honored for their efforts to promote the arts in Pike County and Troy.“Lenny began his musical career with an FFA band in high school,” Williams said. “He has performed with gospel, rock, country, blues and jazz bands, including the Street Feet Blues Band, which he formed in 1990.”In 2001, Trawick began playing guitar and writing songs for the Brundidge folklife play, “Come Home, It’s Suppertime.” Many of the songs are still featured in Alabama’s Official Folklife Play.“Lenny’s blues songs have received awards in Guntersville’s NOVA Festival competition,” Williams said. “He is a member of the Roots Music Society, the Wiregrass Blues Society and the Magic City Blue Society. Lenny also teaches guitar to young students and always encourages them to develop a love for music. His guitar and vocal performances continue to enrich the cultural life of our community.”The TAC award for community service was presented to Ann Williams of TAC Board Member Shelia Jackson.“‘Miss Ann’ has been an active member of the Troy Arts Council for many years and she has been involved many community activities,” Jackson said. “She is active with First Baptist Church Sunday school and youth suppers, the Troy Rotary Club where she is a Paul Harris Fellow.“She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and has served as regent and the chair of committees. She is a booster of several sports programs including Charles Henderson High School girls’ basketball and Troy University sports, especially football.“‘Miss Ann’ has been a booster for the Southeast Alabama Community Band for 15 years. She is an honorary board chairman and a strong liaison between the band and the community.”Williams has served on the Troy Arts Council for many years and has chaired many projects.She is a board member for the Johnson Center for the Arts and has shared her personal collection of European bronze rubbings in the art center’s galleries.“Ann Williams has been a tireless community-minded citizen and the Troy Arts Council salutes her this evening along with Dan Fraley and Lenny Trawick.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Book Nook to reopen Above, Ray Smith leads the Southeast Alabama Community Band in concert for the Troy Arts Council’s final performance of the year. The council also recognized leaders in the arts during the event.For 15 years, the Troy Arts Council has held with the tradition of bringing the Southeast Alabama Community Band to the stage each spring and offering the concert to the community admission free.Monday night, the Southeast Alabama Community Band presented the “best of the best concerts” at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University.Although every concert has been “the best,” TAC President Joel Williams said Monday night’s concert was the most enjoyable of them all. Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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2 May

Heather Mulvenna Display at Ocean City Arts Center in March

first_img“Tree of Compassion” by Heather MulvennaArtist Heather Mulvenna of Somers Point says she has a mission “to provide quality original artwork to bring the peace, calm and joy I found creating it to as many as possible.”She will continue her mission when she exhibits at the Ocean City Arts Center through March 31.A “Meet the Artist Reception” will be held 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 13. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.It’s not surprising then, that her love of yoga has significantly influenced her work. She begins by drawing first in pens and then adds color with inks, acrylics, colored pencils, and pastels. Her work consistently features a circle and a tree. She explains that the symbol of the circle is one of the oldest in human history. It can mean life itself, connection, infinity, containment, and protection. The tree roots down into the earth and expands up reaching to the sky. It’s as if they live in two worlds and need both to survive.A graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Arts, Ms. Mulvenna’s work is both whimsical and spiritual. The Ocean City Arts Center, located at 1735 Simpson Avenue in the Community Center, is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.— News release from the Ocean City Arts Centerlast_img read more

21 Apr

Burton’s considers union proposal on Moreton site

first_imgBurton’s is to press ahead with plans to end biscuit manufacture at its Moreton factory and move production to Edinburgh and Llantarnam resulting in 109 job losses.However, the company has agreed to consider Unite, the union’s proposals to retain the chocolate refinery and seasonal assortment packing operations and extend the 12-week consultation period until 16 May, which could see some of the remaining 233 jobs kept at the site.A spokesman for Burton’s commented: “There is some innovative thinking driving potential cost reduction, flexibility and enhanced capability in relation to the chocolate refinery and seasonal assortment packing that the company now wishes to take some further time to consider.”It added that while biscuit manufacture at the site would end in October, “consultation will continue regarding the consequent redundancies including ways of minimising them and mitigating their consequences”.Unite vowed to continue to press Burton’s management to agree to secure future employment at the factory.Unite regional officer Ritchie James admitted that the lack of investment over the years and the loss of volume had made any counter-proposal to keep all the 342 jobs on the Moreton site impossible.He said: “It is our view that the union counter-proposal provides a positive advantage on the key financial factors provided by the company. Unite has presented a case on the key issues of cost versus benefits and it beats any other proposal on the table.”Burton’s has cited an increasingly challenging and competitive environment with industry over-capacity and high commo-dity cost inflation as the reasons behind its decision to shut the plant.* In related news, the company has achieved its aim of sourcing 100% segregated palm oil, two years ahead of schedule.It is using segregated palm oil to bake all its products, meaning the sustainable supply can be fully traced from plantation to product.>>Question mark over Burton’s sitelast_img read more