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first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images 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. The FTSE 100 has experienced a rebound over recent weeks that has helped it to recover a large portion of the ground lost in the market crash.Despite this, the index still contains a number of companies that appear to offer wide margins of safety. Although they may experience challenging operating conditions over the short run, they could deliver successful recoveries over the long term.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…As such, buying a diverse range of FTSE 100 stocks could be a sound move in advance of a likely market rally over the coming years.FTSE 100 valuationsAlthough the FTSE 100 may have made gains over recent weeks, a number of large-cap shares appear to be trading at attractive prices. For example, sectors such as banking, retail, housebuilding and consumer goods contain high-quality businesses that are trading at a discount to their 2020 starting prices. 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Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

June 16, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img Howard Lake | 3 December 2007 | News 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. Tiny Essentials of Monthly Committed Giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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first_img  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Prezi, creators of “presentation software reimagined”, has begun an email campaign to its users which highlights global problems and some of the organisations that are tackling them and which need support.Over the next few months, its ‘Prezi Causes’ campaign will “highlight some of the biggest problems facing the world today, and how you can be part of the solution without ever leaving your desk”. These emails will be sent over the next few months to some of the software company’s 50 million users.The first to be featured is The Ocean Cleanup, based in the Netherlands, which develops technologies to extract, prevent, and intercept plastic pollution.Of course Prezi highlights charities and nonprofits that use its presentation tool. So, its first email campaign, sent today, directs recipients to The Ocean Cleanup’s Prezi.It is not clear how an organisation gets featured in Prezi Causes, beyond the fact that its work must tackle a global problem and that it already uses Prezi. The company simply states “These ideas have moved us and inspired us—we hope they will do the same for you”. Tagged with: corporate Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 January 2015 | News Prezi highlights charities’ presentations with Prezi Causes campaign 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

June 15, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgA series of positive rulings have been won in court recently on the issue of public transportation accessibility. They have come as the class forces demanding elevators in the subway have broadened, now including parents with young children in strollers together with disability rights advocates.On March 5, U.S. District Court Judge Edgardo Ramos ruled that New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority must install elevators in any New York subway station that is being renovated.This has been called a sweeping decision in terms of its impact. The ruling came after a lawsuit was filed because the MTA had renovated the Bronx Middletown subway station and replaced its stairs in 2013 — but left the station inaccessible.Then on March 13, New York State Judge Shlomo Hagler ordered the MTA back to the table to meet with disability rights groups and come up with a court-enforceable plan to install elevators in all New York subway stations.The Hagler ruling was important for a few reasons. It kept alive a case that had seemed in danger of being dismissed. Also, it was strongly influenced by the Ramos ruling.A year ago, Hagler had responded to the MTA’s motion to dismiss the case by ordering the two sides to talk and come to a settlement.After almost a year, the MTA walked away from the talks. This put the MTA’s motion to dismiss the entire case back into play. Hagler could simply have ruled on that motion. If he had ruled in the MTA’s favor, the case would have effectively ended in defeat for the plaintiffs.In explaining why he was keeping the case alive, Hagler lectured the MTA that it is “just plain right” that the New York subway system be accessible. Its notorious inaccessibility, he said, is “just not fair.”He rejected the notion that installing elevators is too expensive, saying not spending money for accessibility “makes no sense, with billions of dollars spent on other things.”“The time has come,” Hagler said, for a serious plan. He told the authority that he was giving them “one last opportunity to get it right” — or he will make his own ruling when the case convenes again on May 7.Hagler referred several times to the Bronx station ruling. Its impact was clearly felt in his courtroom, having reverberated throughout the legal world the week before. Hagler referred specifically to coverage in the New York Law Journal.Impact of mother’s deathThere was also another presence in that courtroom: Malaysia Goodson.At a courthouse rally before Hagler’s hearing, expectant mother Christine Coleman spoke, supporting the case and joining 25 people who showed up to pack the court. Coleman was moved to join the fight for transit accessibility after reading about Goodson’s untimely death.Goodson was a 22-year-old African-American mother who in January fell to her death on New York subway stairs.Carrying a stroller as well as her 1-year-old daughter down the stairs — in a station with no elevators and two escalators that only go up — Goodson fell but managed to protect her child, who miraculously survived.In response to Goodson’s shocking death, the MTA — located steps from Wall Street, the home of the world’s richest banks and investment firms — announced it was cutting back its plan to install elevators in subway stations because it didn’t have enough money.The response of the movement for transit accessibility was different. Less than 48 hours after Goodson’s death, accessibility rights leaders held a protest and vigil at the subway station where Goodson had died, re-emphasizing the demand for elevators and ramps while laying flowers at the spot in a makeshift memorial.While the MTA made sure that the media coverage of that protest included the city medical examiner’s declaration that Goodson died of a “pre-existing medical condition,” the street mobilization began an increased level of solidarity between the forces calling for true subway accessibility.For months, MTA board meetings had included delegations of wheelchair users and other leaders of the accessibility rights movement, making the argument over and over that elevators in the subway are a necessity.On Feb. 25 — the first MTA board meeting after Goodson’s death — mothers affected by her untimely death took the microphone to make the same demand.Holding her baby, who grabbed for the mic as she spoke, Christine Yearwood said, to applause, “Why is accessibility something that [MTA] planners decide is acceptable to cut? The fact that this is predicted to happen after Malaysia Goodson just died on the subway stairs is disgraceful.”Christine Coleman also spoke at that board meeting, referring to Goodson’s death: “I see parents struggle with this all the time, trying to get up and down the stairs. And it’s just unacceptable that we don’t have a working elevator in every station.”The federal lawyers who joined the Bronx subway case issued a statement after it was decided, announcing triumphantly, “The Court’s decision marks the end of the MTA treating people with disabilities as second-class citizens.” Whether that is true remains to be seen. The MTA has a high-paid legal staff, which it can use to delay justice for years.At the March 17 commemoration of International Working Women’s Day, a rally was held at New York’s Penn Station. Protesters saluted women in rebellion around the world — migrants, trans women, Muslims and others who are fighting oppression on all fronts. Included was the demand for transit accessibility, both for people who are mobility-impaired and for parents with strollers. Mary Kaessinger of The People’s MTA spoke at the street rally, followed by a roundtable discussion, where a video of women speaking at the MTA hearing was shown.As the demand for elevators makes its way through the courts, the people’s movement for transit accessibility is expanding — and pushing upward on it.last_img read more

June 15, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgWill Trump attempt a power grab with the help of the Supreme Court?Statement published Nov. 3 at initiative-communiste.fr/, monthly magazine of the Pole of Communist Revival in France.No one can believe for a second that Joe Biden, the great “Democrat” who dreams no less than the fascistic Trump of taking on Castro, Maduro and Putin, is the awful “communist” who populates the nocturnal fantasies of the increasingly fascistic “Republican” militants. However, the testimonies of the comrades from the USA who reach us show that the situation in this country is so explosive, and the class struggle there lacks even more than here the means of its frank and direct expression, [that] a violent outburst is by no means to be excluded in the “world’s greatest democracy.” And meanwhile, Americans continue to die like flies from Covid 19. While there is one U.S. resident for every 23 people on Earth, one out of every 4.5 Covid deaths is from the United States. … A dreadful record of health problems that cannot be compared, either remotely or closely, to that of China, not to mention the record of Cuba or Venezuela, both of which are under an American blockade.  If there is one thing that is certain, it is that the openly pro-fascist Trump, the current President of the United States of America, is a clear loser at the ballot box in the American general elections that are drawing to a close. This is obviously not a surprise. Not that the candidate nominated by the Democratic Party leadership after a completely unfair “primary” process — which once again discarded the most progressive candidate of Bernie Sanders — raises popular enthusiasm. Let us also recall at the international level that Biden, Obama’s right-hand man in every sense of the word, makes no secret of his intention to continue his ambitious warfare program and to step up the imperialist wars waged by Washington against the peoples who dare to claim sovereignty and a multi-polar world, and above all against progressive and socialist countries such as Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, China and North Korea.While there is nothing to be expected from the U.S. elections on the international level, since Trump and Biden are only two sides of the same imperialist war policy, the danger of an openly fascist overthrow in the short term should not be underestimated in a U.S. brought to the point of ignition by the systemic crisis of capitalism.This election remains in fact marked by the daily decline of the hegemon, which wanted to be bigger than it really is. The capitalist U.S., the dominant imperialists, is a tragic drama for which all workers, Black workers in particular, pay the price. It’s easier to guess who lost than to know who wonBy Sergio OrtizPublished in laarena.com.ar, web magazine in ArgentinaIn electoral competition both Republicans and Democrats tend to widen the political and style differences of candidates, seeking to win the electorate of that country of 332 million people. In the end, there are more similarities than differences. Both defend the economic system dominated by Wall Street, banks, investment funds, Silicon Valley, multinationals and international financial organizations where the U.S. vote weighs more than any other.A Democrat started the blockade of Cuba, John F. Kennedy, and other Republicans tightened it, like Bush and Trump. The Democrat Barack Obama declared Venezuela a serious danger for U.S. security in 2015 and the neo-Nazi that today inhabits the Oval Office continued with the line of blockade, aggressions and even the project of military invasion.In any case, with these and many other policies [in which the two parties] coincide, it is incorrect to say that Trump and Biden “are the same.”Regarding the pandemic, Trump was criminal, minimizing it, without adopting health measures and accusing China of having manufactured and exported the coronavirus. In good measure, that is why today the U.S. has 9 million infections and more than 230,000 deaths, while the demonized Cuba and Venezuela regret only 129 and 810 deaths.As in the rest of the world, the pandemic is linked to negative economic and social consequences. The U.S. has always had 40 million poor people, the result of the Republican-Democratic capitalist system of yesteryear. And with the Covid-19, another 25 million joined in, seeking unemployment benefits and state aid. [Trump] even declared that he would not accept the results, that is to say, he would stay in the White House in anticipation. That would be a flagrant crime, but also an incitement to violence, in a country that is violent outside, like the sheriff of the world, and also violent inside, especially against the poor, African Americans, Latinos, Indians and women. With incomplete recounts and denunciations, today it is not known who won; it is easier to venture who lost, the U.S. population. The following are brief excerpts from a small sample of commentaries on the U.S. elections written by revolutionaries and anti-imperialists on three continents just before the U.S. corporate media declared the Biden/Harris ticket the winner. – John Catalinotto, Workers World managing editor. Anti-Trump protest outside British Parliament July 2018. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this African NGOs call for United Nations interventionIssued on Nov. 6 by Tiisetso Magama – www.africa4palestine.comThe human rights organization #Africa4Palestine, together with the South African Peace Initiative (SAPI) and our partners, observe with concern the unravelling of the electoral process in the troubled, oil-rich, nuclear-armed, North American nation of the USA.  We join other NGOs and Africans in calling for people of both sides to practice restraint, while they await the outcome of the vote counting. We join all peace-loving peoples of the world in condemning recent incidents of incitement, violence and intimidation against voters by members and supporters of the ruling Republican Party. We note that businesses and stores in the USA capital, Washington DC, are boarded up and that streets are abandoned amidst growing tension and fear gripping the troubled and disease-ridden country. We unequivocally condemn reports of armed militia, who back the embattled president, roaming the streets and interfering with voting processes. We condemn the pronouncements by the unhinged USA President Donald Trump of declaring both victory (and fraud simultaneously), even before all votes were counted. We are also extremely concerned by the dire humanitarian situation, exasperated in recent months due to Covid-19 in the crisis-wrecked USA. We support the call for humanitarian aid organisations, charities and the international community to do more to protect the civilian population of the USA, particularly vulnerable women and children in this male-dominated and patriarchal society. We call for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to discuss the worsening tensions in the volatile, strategically located Western nation and to take firm measures to secure the country’s nuclear and chemical weapons stockpiles until stability is restored and the will of the American people is respected. If the UN must intervene militarily, including imposing a no-fly zone, then so be it.Like many others in the Global South and civilized world, we make ourselves available to restore and rebuild democracy in the USA, for the people of the USA.   Dangerous decadence  By Jorge Cadima Published Nov. 7 in avante.pt, newspaper of the Portuguese Communist Party.The election of Trump in 2016 reflected the decadence of the United States. His presidency has accentuated that decadence. The social crisis has worsened for years. Most of the people of the greatest capitalist power live in poverty, even if they have a job. At the same time, the ruling class accumulates obscene wealth. Inequalities have reached unprecedented levels for many decades. The disaster of COVID-19 in the U.S. reflects Trump’s disdain and attempt at anti-China politicization of the epidemic. But it reflects much more than that: the absence of a national health service and basic labor rights such as sick leave and glaring levels of poverty. The election of Trump in 2016, like the election of Obama in 2008, was due in part to deep discontent and a desire for change. Many believed [Trump’s] false anti-system discourse, the proclamations about “draining the swamp,” the false promises to put an end to military adventures. Of course, the reality was quite different. Underneath the radical nature of the anti-system discourse was hidden a candidate of the system, who fattened big business even more and who openly nurtures fascist and racist forces and unrestrained police violence to impose submission domestically. On the contrary, U.S. external aggressiveness has not diminished, as can be seen in Iran, Venezuela, Bolivia, Palestine, Cuba, Syria, Yemen, or Belarus. The campaign against China, “guilty” of its economic and social development and growing role in the world, is leading the planet into a crisis that could have dramatic outcomes.The violent clashes between sectors of the U.S. ruling class focus on how to halt decay and maintain Washington’s dominant position in the world. Trump bets on generalized confrontation, including with U.S. allies, to impose submission. He has recorded successes in the subordination of the European Union. He is preparing a major clash with China. But Trump’s rise has been fuelled by decades of war, crime and violence, including the wars against Syria and Libya, the coup by Ukrainian fascists, the siege of Venezuela and the confrontation with Russia, unleashed under Obama, with Biden as his vice president. These policies will essentially continue [whoever wins], because these are the policies of the system.Change can only come from the struggle of the workers and people of the USA, an integral part of the struggle of the peoples of the world. It is a struggle that has had moments of great expression in recent months, which are a factor of encouragement for the future, whatever the results of the elections. Some things remain:Trump, Biden and the U.S. electionsBy Arnold Schölzel (Junge Welt daily newspaper, Germany)When the incumbent U.S. president declared that he had won the election, but that it was rigged, which is why he will have any lengthy counting stopped by the courts, he once again changed the structure of the U.S. state system to make it recognizable. Billionaires like him don’t even bother with a façade democracy, but instead they throw a political party with all the trimmings: vulgarity, criminal energy, enjoyment of dissipation, habitual corruption, infantile me-me shouting, including state-terrorist assassination attempts and a robust armament program. Trump may not have started a great war, but he did everything he could to make future wars “great again.”A President Joseph Biden will probably slow down the [U.S.] decline, but nothing is certain. After all, for almost 50 years he was one of the people high up in Washington who helped to bring the United States into the impasse in which up to recently the “only superpower” today finds itself. last_img read more

June 12, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_img News May 5, 2021 Find out more MexicoAmericas Organisation News April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Mexico Reporters Without Borders has called for action from top Mexican authorities after the National Human Rights Commission reported serious failings in the investigation into the murder of Indymedia journalist Brad Will, in Oaxaca on 27 October 2006. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Help by sharing this information October 2, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Lid taken off investigation into murder of Brad Will: Reporters Without Borders writes to the Federal Justice Minister to go further Reports MexicoAmericas Receive email alerts RSF_en News May 13, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state Federal Justice MinisterEduardo Medina Mora IcazaDear Minister,Reporters Without Borders has just learned, as have you, of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) recommendation 50/2008 on the investigation into the murder of US cameraman Brad Will, of the news agency Indymedia, in Oaxaca, on 27 October 2006 at the height of a very serious political and social crisis (see our previous releases). The conclusions of this report, released on 28 September 2008, are damning for the Oaxaca state and the federal authorities, whose job was to see that light was shed on the case. Apart from the continual impunity, the organisation is scandalised, as was the CNDH, by the unbelievable lack of transparency throughout the investigation that the Will family was in the right to demand. According to the CNDH, the investigations carried out by the judicial authorities of Oaxaca state, then by the federal justice minister, were a whitewash of the alleged perpetrators of the shooting that killed Brad Will. They were however spontaneously identified by numerous witnesses as being members of the personal guard of the state governor, Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, who has never been questioned in connection with the case. The post mortem examination and ballistic tests appeared to have been carried out with the aim of removing all suspicion of the local authorities, when the direct witnesses of the killing clearly pointed the finger at them, and to shift the entire responsibility for the death of Brad Will onto the militants of the Popular Assembly of the Oaxaca People (APPO) – which is in open conflict with the governor – which the journalist was following during his reporting. The Oaxaca justice system certified that the murder weapon took 9 mm bullets, which did not match the bullet wounds found on the victim’s body. The federal justice ministry referred to a distance between the gunman and the victim of between 30 and 60 centimetres, then, a little later as between two and 10 metres. The confusion was deepened by an unreliable description of the victim’s injuries and a careless estimate of the time of death. The CNDH pointed up other serious areas of negligence in the handling of evidence and clues (insufficient protection of the crime scene, poor conservation of the victim’s clothes, incomplete witness statements and so on) In its conclusions, the CNDH concluded that Brad Will was hit by two bullets, both from the same gun and fired at his front, from a distance of between 30 and 50 metres, which in fact points to the personal guard of Governor Ulises Ruiz Ortiz.The 50/2008 recommendation was addressed to you, to the governor of Oaxaca state, Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, as well as the president of the Grand Commission of the Oaxaca Congress, Herminio Manuel Cuevas. At a time when Congress is about to adopt, at the request of President Calderón, a bill to federalise all murders and offences against journalists, the time has come for an explanation.After two years of impunity, Reporters Without Borders makes the following recommendations: – That the three addressees of the recommendation make a public explanation about the failures of the investigation before the Congress and representatives of the CNDH, in the presence of the victim’s family.- That action be taken by your services against the administration of the Oaxaca state government so that full light can be shed on the exact circumstances of the death of Brad Will.- That on the basis of the work carried out by the CNDH, the federal justice ministry restarts the investigation from scratch. I trust you will give this your careful consideration and I look forward to your reply.Yours sincerely,Jean-François JulliardSecretary General CC Mr Octavio Alberto Orellana WarcoSpecial prosecuting office for offences against journalistsPublic Prosecutor, Mexico D.F.last_img read more

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first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS David Ibarra (l) and Merian Stewart, Ed.D. (r). Photo courtesy PUSDThe Pasadena Unified School District announced the selection of two new principals today.“This new school leadership team blends rising new talent with rich experience,” said Superintendent Brian McDonald. “In their new positions, Mr. Ibarra and Dr. Stewart are poised to contribute to the success of PUSD graduates.”Announced were:David Ibarra, Principal, Blair School, an International Baccalaureate SchoolPromoted to principal after a competitive process, David Ibarra has been assistant principal of Pasadena High School since 2013. Prior to that, he was the district’s secondary language arts coach since 2010 and began his career as a teacher at Eliot Middle School in 2004. Ibarra has a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies from California State University, Fullerton; a Master’s degree and teaching credential from Azusa Pacific University, and an administrative credential from Cal Poly Pomona. He is fluent in Spanish.“I am honored and privileged to be the new principal of Blair School,” says Ibarra. “I look forward to establishing relationships with the students, staff, faculty, and the community at Blair and building on the outstanding International Baccalaureate and dual language programs so that we continue to cultivate graduates ready for college success. Go Vikings!”Merian Stewart, Ed.D., Principal, Franklin Elementary SchoolNow in her 26th year as an educator, Dr. Merian Stewart returns to elementary school with a wealth of experience from Washington Middle School, where she has been principal since 2008, and where she ushered the school through its transition into a magnet campus with a science, technology, engineering, art and math focus. She was the school’s assistant principal since 2006. Prior to that, Dr. Stewart served as Director of Programs and Services for the D’Veal Family and Youth Services Mental Health Agency. Dr. Stewart was previously principal of PUSD’s Noyes Elementary from 1999-2004. She began her career as an elementary school teacher in PUSD. Dr. Stewart earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Change from The Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara, California; a Master’s in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena; and a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development from CSU Los Angeles.“I am excited to work with the parents, staff, and students of Franklin Elementary to build a school of high expectations, rigor and excellence,” she says. “I am pleased to return to the elementary level and ensure that students are prepared for a successful transition to middle school.”Principals Ibarra and Stewart will continue at their respective schools for the remainder of the academic year and transition to their new assignments this summer. Meetings will be held with Washington Middle School stakeholders, students, employees and parents to solicit input in developing the new principal profile to inform the recruitment and selection process.For more information, visit http://pusd.us/. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Education Pasadena Unified Announces the Selection of Blair, Franklin School Principals Article and Photos courtesy of PUSD Published on Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 5:19 pm Business Newscenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Make a comment Community News Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPriyanka Chopra’s 10 Year Challenge Pic Will Surprise YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

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first_img(Knox County Sheriffs Office) Danny Lynn Emitt was arrested for a 1986 murder on May 22, 2019.(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) — A man is in custody for the 1986 murder of a Florida woman and authorities say the suspect lived less than 1 mile away from the victim at the time.Danny Lynn Emitt, 50, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was arrested Wednesday for the murder of 38-year-old Eveline Aguilar, according to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.Three of Aguilar’s four sisters gathered to watch Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma announce the arrest on Thursday.Aguilar’s body, covered in stab and cut wounds, was found in her apartment on July 14, 1986, said the sheriff’s office.Lemma described it as a “brutal homicide and sexual battery.”But no suspect was initially identified and the case went cold, the sheriff said.Lemma said the case was most recently re-opened in May 2018 and semen from the crime scene was resubmitted to the Combined DNA Index System — the law enforcement database known as CODIS.The semen sample matched a DNA sample Emitt had voluntarily submitted in 2005 in connection with a Melbourne, Florida, case, the sheriff’s office said. Emitt was not arrested in the Melbourne case, authorities said.Emitt’s palm print was also found on a window sill at the crime scene, said authorities. A window pane was smashed to gain entry to the apartment, Lemma said.Emitt lived about half a mile away from Aguilar’s apartment at the time of the crime, said Lemma. He had never been a suspect in the case.Emitt has lived a “crime-ridden” life with over 30 arrests, said Lemma.He was booked at the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility in Tennessee on charges of first-degree premeditated murder and burglary, according to the sheriff’s office. He is expected to be extradited to Florida for a first court appearance but a date has not been set, the sheriff’s office said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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first_imgFamily-friendly finance firm cuts absence ratesOn 5 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. NCR Financial Solutions Group has reduced absenteeism by two-thirds andincreased employee satisfaction at its Dundee-based manufacturing plant throughthe introduction of family-friendly policies. Talking at the AnUMan conference in London last week, Peter Denheen, HRdirector of global operations, said the firm has introduced a variety of newschemes including flexible hours and extended maternity leave. NCR also provides paid time off for family commitments such as funerals,graduations, and first days at school. Since the introduction of these policies in 1999 sickness absence has fallenfrom 6 to 2 per cent. A staff survey shows a 20 per cent rise in the positive perception ofmanagers and a 15 per cent increase in job satisfaction. “It’s the small things that make the difference, and is that [time offfor family commitments] really an unreasonable request?” said Denheen. He said allowing staff time off does not create a gap in production, costsvery little and pays back in employee trust and commitment. Denheen added that these initiatives have had a positive impact on thefirm’s bottom line. NCR has also had opened a gym and crèche at the plant to “add value tothe company”. Denheen told delegates the first thing the company tackled in trying tochange the work culture was improving internal communication. A survey showed that most staff get their company information via gossip, sonews is now released to all staff at the same time. The company has also introduced a partnership agreement, a drive to improveattendance and performance and a new bonus scheme. By Quentin Reade last_img read more

May 2, 2021 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe Warriors beat the Celtics, 74-42. Warriors looked like they are gelling together at the right time: passing, cutting, talking to each other. While the defending champions have been dethroned, they gave it a shot. The Celtic’s Alex Mirabel’s defensive skills and Ryan Gonzales efforts fell short because the Warriors, led by Kevin Walker’s 37 points, had too much firepower.Warriors: Kevin Walker – 37, JP Anacreon – 17, R Hoffman – 10, Mike V – 5, Sydhart M – 3, K King – 2Celtics: R Gonzales – 17, A Mirabel – 10, C Gumtang – 9, J Galeon – 4, C Ortega – 2 The Spurs defeated the Bucks, 54-38. Spurs went to work and took advantage of the Bucks’ inexperience in playoff basketball. JJ Hladik led all scorers with 33 points for the Spurs. He hit timely baskets every time the Bucks had a run going, becoming the rally killer. Chinwe Wosu led the Bucks with 11 points and 12 boards but the team was missing JJ Smooth’s three-point game.Spurs: JJ Hladik – 33, J Fortune – 10, B Pipher – 6, T Camacho – 3, M Francgiacomo – 2Bucks: JJ Smooth – 14, Chinwe Wosu – 11, K Johnson – 3, Corey – 3, E Arapcio – 2, Trey – 2, Dave – 2, Mo Stack – 1The Semi-final games are scheduled for July 13:8 p.m. – Cavs vs. Spurs9 p.m. – OKC vs. Warriorslast_img read more