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Sterling jumps as Sentance sounds alarm over rates

first_img Share whatsapp Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Adsautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solutionmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment Guru Wednesday 2 February 2011 7:00 am whatsapp Sterling rose to its highest in three months against the dollar today after comments by Bank of England’s Andrew Sentance in an interview with City A.M. warning of the consequences of failing to raise interest rates.The Bank’s policy making committee is moving toward his view with Martin Weale also coming out in favour of a rise, while Deputy Governor Charles Bean warning the central bank may be forced to hike if commodity prices rise further. Sentance told City A.M: “The longer we delay (monetary tightening) the more there is a risk that interest rate rises when they come will have to be larger, and then there will be a bigger risk of a shock to confidence.”He said if the inflation “genie” came out of the bottle the UK would face a “hard and painful” task to reassert price stability.Sterling rose 0.5 percent on the day to $1.6232, its strongest since 5 November, after the comments. Meanwhile new figures showing construction activity had bounced back in January also served to pile more pressure for rate rises. center_img Sterling jumps as Sentance sounds alarm over rates John Dunne Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comlast_img read more

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Western North Carolina: A follow-up letter on Charlottesville

first_img New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC 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 Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Western North Carolina: A follow-up letter on Charlottesville Rector Smithfield, NC Posted Aug 23, 2017 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Rector Shreveport, LA [Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina] Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,Last week I wrote a letter in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Charlottesville.I want to be clear that as Christians, we must meet everyone with the love of Christ in our hearts — no matter their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or country of origin. We are all God’s children. Likewise, the ideologies espoused by any hate group, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists, are the antithesis of the teachings of Jesus.But I want to do more than just make pronouncements. In the past, I’ve watched many times as our leaders spoke out against overt and systemic racism, bigotry and oppression. Too often, their good words were not followed by concrete actions. Now that I am in a position to make these statements myself, I hold myself accountable to initiate a collaborative process for moving forward.First, I want you to know that I am meeting with the Diocesan Commission to Dismantle Racism this week. This commission exists in our diocese to equip all of us to name, confess, resist and confront the sin of racism through prayer, education, advocacy and action. I want to use their expertise to begin a dialogue in our diocese about how we can take the next steps; we must move beyond verbal support to wholehearted, concrete practices that cultivate systemic change. I will communicate the results of our conversation in the coming weeksSecond, I ask that all congregations begin having intentional conversations about how they can address hate and bigotry in their communities. I believe this is an important time to come together, to talk, to pray, and to look deep in our hearts for solutions. As I visit your parishes, I want to hear about these conversations.Last, I invite every church to include in your worship the Collect for the Human Family during the next four Sundays. It is my hope that this will help give us guidance as we move forward:O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed usthrough Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the wholehuman family; take away the arrogance and hatred whichinfect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us;unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle andconfusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, inyour good time, all nations and races may serve you inharmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.As bishop, it is my mission to find ways for us to collaborate on programs, education and ministries so that we can continue to lead the charge towards unity and reconciliation in Western North Carolina. Together, we must walk with Jesus and participate in God’s own mission to redeem the world.In Christ,The Rt. Rev. José A. McLoughlinVII Bishop of Western North Carolina Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Charlottesville, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Racial Justice & Reconciliation This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Hopkinsville, KY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Job Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Jobs & Calls Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events Press Release Service Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Advocacy Peace & Justice, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LAlast_img read more

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Carlye J. Hughes ordained 11th bishop of Newark

first_img Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Tags Curate Diocese of Nebraska Mark M. Beckwith, 10th bishop of Newark, passes the diocesan crozier to Carlye J. Hughes, newly consecrated 11th bishop. Photo: Cynthia L. Black[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Carlye J. Hughes was ordained and consecrated as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark Sept. 22 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ. More than 2,000 people attended the consecration service, and nearly 200 others from around the world watched on live-streamed video.Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry led the service as chief consecrator. The Rev. Brenda Husson, rector of St. James’ Church in Manhattan, was the preacher for the service.The service was a festive celebration, with music led by a choir of more than 300 singers, including a children’s choir of more than 60. There was a mix of traditional and Gospel music, accented by a brass quintet, a jazz pianist, African drums and bagpipes, as well as the traditional organ.The consecration service may be viewed at the diocesan website and YouTube channel.On Sunday, Sept. 23, the newly consecrated bishop was formally welcomed at Trinity & St. Philip’s Cathedral in Newark at a service of choral evensong, and was seated in the cathedra, or bishop’s chair, that is symbolic of the bishop’s office.Earlier that day, Hughes led morning worship at an outdoor service for the combined congregations of Episcopal churches in Jersey City, while Curry led worship at St. Paul’s Church in Paterson.Hughes was elected bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark on May 19, 2018 on the first ballot – the same day Curry caught the world’s attention by preaching at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The 1,109th bishop of the Episcopal Church, she is the first woman and first African-American to serve as Bishop of Newark.Prior to her election, she was rector of Trinity Church, Ft. Worth, Texas, a position she held since 2012. In 1998, she earned a bachelor’s degree in drama from the University of Texas; and in 2005, she received a master of divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary. She is married to David Smedley, a student financial aid specialist.Hughes succeeds the Rt. Rev. Mark M. Beckwith, who served as the 10th bishop of the diocese for nearly 12 years.The Episcopal Diocese of Newark comprises the northern third of New Jersey, with congregations in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Warren and Union counties, and includes the two largest cities in the state, Newark and Jersey City. 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Hughes ordained 11th bishop of Newark Bishop Elections, 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 and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Posted Sep 24, 2018 Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA House of Bishops, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Business Force makes endorsement

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Greg Jackson, a candidate for the Florida House District 45 seat, announced today that he received the endorsement of Business Force, a political action arm of the Central Florida Partnership. District 45  includes parts of Orange County including South Apopka.Greg JacksonJackson, a past Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida, military veteran, current Orange County District 2 Representative on the Board of Zoning Adjustments, and General Counsel for a Community Redevelopment Agency, has been an active member of the Central Florida community for nearly 20 years.Jackson is running for the House Seat currently held by Rep. Randolph Bracy. Jackson, who is a Democrat, will face four other Democrats in an open August 30th Primary Election – Kamia Brown, Kelvin L. Cobaris, William Jusme, and Peter Pham.“These endorsements send a strong signal to our region’s business community and recognize the legislative candidates who are best equipped to support and serve our region in Tallahassee after this election,” said Craig Swygert, Business Force Chair and Central Florida Market President at Clear Channel Outdoor.“We are confident that each candidate will advance policies that support our free enterprise system, job creation and economic growth and opportunities for Central Florida’s small businesses and hardworking families,” said Chris Stewart, Director of State Government Affairs for the American Resort Development Association and Chairman of the BusinessForce Legislative Committee.For more information on each of the endorsed candidates, please visit www.orlando.org/businessforce.According to its website, BusinessForce is the political action arm of the Central Florida Partnership and its goal is to affect positive change in Central Florida through regional public policy advocacy and by encouraging and supporting candidates for public office who, as public officials, will embrace free enterprise and sound, responsible business practices in government. TAGSFlorida House District 45Greg Jackson Previous articleIs Nelson running for Mayor?Next articleOrange County Public Safety Budget Tops $364 Million Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

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Taranki scored this sensational length of the field try in New Plymouth

first_imgFriday Sep 15, 2017 Taranki scored this sensational length of the field try in New Plymouth Taranaki produced a convincing 29-7 win over Bay of Plenty in New Zealand’s Mitre 10 Cup earlier today, saving their best try for last in New Plymouth. The tryscorer was Sione Lea, who scored his first try at that level, on the occassion of his 50th cap. It was a true team effort though, starting deep in their own half and was actually scored with just 14 men on the field, after flanker Lachlan Boshier had been yellow carded for a professional foul.From the penalty, Bay of Plenty opted for a scrum 5 meters out, but Taranaki won it as it popped out and some superb individual pieces of play then resulted in them streaking away downfield.First it was a lovely offload in a double tackle by Manasa Mataele, then a powerful run and fend down the wing by flanker Pita Sowakula (who actually used to play wing back in Fiji), which led to Marty McKenzie showing great skill to pick up a loose ball. One quick phase later, and Lea was in for the classic team try.The win leaves Taranaki third in the Premiership behind unbeaten Canterbury and North Harbour.CHARLIE NGATAI CONCERNSIt comes with some bad news though as one-Test All Black Charlie Ngatai, who had previously taken a year off of rugby due to head trauma issues, left the field after a nasty headclash.The skipper on the night failed the subsequent HIA (head injury assessment) test, so may be in doubt for the rest of the season, if not longer.Bay of Plenty scored a late consolation try, but it was this team effort from Taranaki that will be remembered as one of the moments of the match.MATCH HIGHLIGHTS BELOWcredit: rugbypass/skysportnzADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Charities and celebrities

Some larger charities such as Save the Children Fund have full-time celebrity co-ordinators. Toby Butler explains how charities are working with celebrities in Playing the fame game and offers a beginner’s guide to working with celebrities in Recruiting famous faces to support your cause, both at SocietyGuardian. Advertisement Howard Lake | 9 February 2001 | News Charities and celebrities  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

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2014 saw most million pound plus donations in one year, says Coutts Million Pound Donor Report

first_img Howard Lake | 17 November 2015 | News  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 2014 saw most million pound plus donations in one year, says Coutts Million Pound Donor Report 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. Dr Beth Breeze, Director of the Centre for Philanthropy and co-author of the UK report said: Advertisement “It seems clear that donors’ confidence is recovering, and that charities are trusted to make good use of significant sums, despite the recent torrent of negative media headlines about fundraising practices”.She put the findings in the context of the public and media criticism of some charities and some fundraising practices this year, adding:“Much of that debate has failed to appreciate the difference between mass-marketing aimed at “high volume, low-value donors”, and the very different approach used to build personalised, authentic, and mutually beneficial relationships with those who have the capacity and the inclination to make major donations.”She added that it was exciting “to see the total value return to levels last seen before the financial crash”.Lenka Setkova, Executive Director, Coutts Institute, commented on the positive longer term implications of the report’s findings :‘The eighth annual Coutts Million Pound Donors Report illustrates that major philanthropy continues to grow and thrive in the UK as the total amount given increased by £200 million and the number of donations was the highest we have ever recorded. The high proportion of funds given to charitable trusts and foundations indicates that major donors are continuing to organise their giving for the longer term.”The report is available in print in summary format and online at Coutts Million Dollars Donors Report. It includes interviews with major donors, giving insight into their values, interests and visions for their philanthropy.Part of global major gift researchCoutts has published the Million Pound Donors Report since 2008. In 2013 it expanded its coverage to include donations of $1 million or more in the USA, Russia, Middle East (GCC), China and Hong Kong. Last year it added Singapore to the list, and this year it is including South Africa, plus some case studies from India. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Major gift Research / statistics In 2014 there were 298 charitable donations worth £1 million or more, according to the annual Coutts Million Pound Donor Report, produced in association with the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent. This is the most in one year in the eight years that the Coutts study has been conducted.The million pound plus donations were together worth £1.56 billion.The proportion of larger donations had increased by 15% compared to 2013, with an average mean value of £5.3 million.Who gives and receives these major gifts?Million pound donations are most likely to be given to higher education and charitable trusts and foundations. These kind of organisations received over two thirds of the total value.During 2014, however, there was a shift with the largest share (36%) being donated to charitable trusts and foundations. Nevertheless, higher education institutions received the second largest share, each worth at least £26 million.The University of Oxford and University of Cambridge were particularly successful at securing major gifts. A total of 35 universities received donations of one million pounds or more, but Oxford and Cambridge received at least 11 and 10 respectively.“Total value returning to levels last seen before the financial crash”2014 was a record year for £1m + gifts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5last_img read more

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Prime Day strike in Spain, Germany

first_imgPosted by Spanish union members at an Amazon fulfillment center near Madrid, this sign calls for #HuelgaAmazon/#Amazon Strike.Amazon’s biggest sales day of the year is now Prime Day, a two-day online shopping spree that this year falls on July 16 and 17. Begun four years ago, the sale is expected to haul in $3.4 billion for the company in 2018, up from an estimated $2.4 billion a year ago. (Washington Post, July 16)But on this Prime Day, Amazon workers represented by unions in Spain and Germany slashed Amazon profits by going on strike. As the workers withheld their labor — and the company site got hit with an unexpected computer glitch — financial analysts lamented the negative impact on Amazon’s business.Nearly 1,800 Amazon workers in Spain struck for three days beginning July 16, and thousands more in six German facilities for one day on July 17. Germany is Amazon’s second largest national market after the U.S. (tinyurl.com/y9y3tv82)The strikers are mostly warehouse workers, who fulfill internet orders under oppressive time limits, dangerous working conditions and almost-too-low-to-live-on wages.Amazon’s service workers are represented by Comisiones Obreras in Spain and Verdi in Germany. European labor unions have been aggressive in demanding workers’ right at Amazon’s warehouses.Usually, European warehouse workers strike Amazon during the winter holiday season. According to the Washington Post, hundreds went on strike in Italy and Germany in November 2017, saying they were under “high pressure to create more and more, in less time.”Reinforcing the European unions’ call to boycott Amazon on Prime Day, international worker solidarity was put in motion by several U.S. advocacy groups, including the Action Center on Race and the Economy. They appealed to workers and consumers to boycott Amazon on the #PrimeDayofAction and to refuse to shop at Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market. The groups are also calling for a boycott of Amazon because of its sale of Nazi, Confederate and white supremacist items through third-party sellers.For conditions of Amazon workers in the U.S., see Workers World’s interview with an Indiana worker at an Amazon warehouse: tinyurl.com/y7pg9hx9.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Cultures Across Cultures: Caltech Senior Receives Prestigious Fellowship to Study Yogurts of the World

first_img Community News Science and Technology Cultures Across Cultures: Caltech Senior Receives Prestigious Fellowship to Study Yogurts of the World By LORI DAJOSE, Caltech Published on Monday, April 19, 2021 | 3:46 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeauty 99 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Caltech senior Liana Merk Credit: Courtesy of L. MerkLiana Merk, a senior in bioengineering, has been selected to receive a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, a grant that offers graduating seniors the opportunity to pursue independent projects outside of the United States.Merk’s project, titled “Cultures Across Cultures,” will take her around the world to sequence and study the DNA of bacterial cultures within local yogurts. Many different countries have some form of fermented milk similar to yogurt, but the fermentation processes vary widely, along with the types of microbes that produce the product. Merk will be looking for genetic signatures that indicate how strains of bacteria have traveled and evolved across cultures.Over the course of her Watson year, Merk’s project will take her first to Iceland, where she will collaborate with experts who study glacier microbiomes, to see if temperature-resistance genes are also expressed in yogurt microbes that undergo freeze/thaw processes. Next on the itinerary is Greece, where she will stay at a family-owned sheep farm that has passed down its own yogurt recipe for 200 years. In the inner-Mongolian region of China, Merk will study a rural practice of making yogurt from horse milk in a horsehide container. Stopping next in Japan, where yogurt was not popular until a Japanese-Bulgarian collaboration introduced the product in 1971, Merk will visit local soy-fermenting factories to examine if any microbes or fermentation procedures have crossed over between yogurt fermentation and soy fermentation. Merk will then head to Ireland to work with researchers who study how yogurt proteins benefit cardiovascular health. In each country, she will collect yogurt samples and extract the DNA present, then ship the DNA to a lab in Zurich, which will be her last stop on the trip. There, she will conduct metagenomic sequencing, a comprehensive type of DNA sequencing technology, and build a global family tree of yogurt microbes. She will relay her findings back to the farmers, fermenters, and families she met along her journey to bring an international perspective to the sharing of microbes across cultures.“I also will travel to pretty small-scale local farms that do naturally fermented yogurt. Instead of introducing cultures from freezers like a lot of big companies do, they really rely on the air and the wooden tools that they’re using to naturally introduce bacteria that are present in the environment. I’ll be sampling the areas around the yogurt making facilities and determining if we can see that microbes are migrating into these naturally fermented yogurts.”Merk’s interest in small-scale yogurt making goes back to her childhood.“My grandmother taught me how to make Persian yogurt, which we consume with rice and stews, with savory meals. Whereas my dad and the American side of my family eats yogurt with strawberries and granola. It’s just two very different perspectives, and this got me really curious how different cultures think about microbes and the foods they are present in.”At Caltech, Merk has conducted research in the lab of Richard Murray (BS ’85)—Thomas E. and Doris Everhart Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems and Bioengineering, and William K. Bowes Jr. Leadership Chair of the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering—to develop engineered bacteria that can detect and respond to gut inflammation. After her Watson year, Merk plans to pursue a PhD in biophysics at Harvard University.“I’ve been really inspired by the different fields of expertise at Caltech. It’s opened my eyes that there is no singular path in biology; there are so many different courses taught by experts in their field at Caltech that I’ve gotten the chance to take through bioengineering. I’ve just been really grateful to be exposed to so many different exciting parts of biology. Over the past remote year, I have realized that studying microbes doesn’t really have to take place in a lab, there are fascinating, and much more delicious, experiments we can do in our kitchens. Biology is everywhere and even in the foods that we eat.”Read more about how Liana Merk became fascinated with yogurt here: https://magazine.caltech.edu/post/socaltech-liana-merk Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. 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U.S. Postal Service Works to Raise Awareness of Dog Bites

first_img Community 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. 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribecenter_img 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 Top of the News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Photo provided by U.S. Postal ServiceThe U.S. Postal Service is embarking on its annual campaign to raise awareness about, as well as prevent, mail carrier dog bites.Mail carriers are bitten by dogs about 5,800 times each year, according to the USPS.“When a dog attacks a letter carrier, the dog owner could be held liable for all medical expenses, repayment of lost work hours, replacement of uniform and other costs, which can run into thousands of dollars,” the agency said in a written statement. “The Postal Service places safety of its employees as a top priority and dedicates a week each year to Dog Bite Awareness.”The USPS Dog Bite Awareness Week is taking place this year June 12 through June 18.Officials offered dog-owners four tips:• If a carrier delivers mail or packages to your front door, place your dog in a separate room and close that door before opening the front door. Some dogs burst through screen doors or plate-glass windows to attack visitors. Dog owners should keep the family pet secured. Parents should remind their children and other family members not to take mail directly from carriers in the presence of the family pet, as the dog may view the person handing the mail to a family member as a threatening gesture.• Carriers may assume, when they see no physical fence around a property, the property is animal-free. This can be a dangerous mistake. Postal Service officials request that you keep your dog restrained or inside when the mail is delivered. Although the electronic fence may keep your dog from wandering, it does not protect your Postal Service carrier, who must enter your property to deliver the mail. Even homes with curbside mailboxes may have oversize packages or signature-needed items that require the carrier to approach a doorstep and cross the boundaries of the electronic fence. This poses a serious risk to carrier safety.• Make sure your dog is properly restrained on a leash away from where your mail carrier is delivering the mail. Mail delivery service can be interrupted at an address or neighborhood the carrier deems unsafe because of an unrestrained dog. When service is interrupted at an address or neighborhood, all parties involved will have to pick mail up at their local Post Office. Service will be restored once assurance has been given that the animal will be confined during regular delivery hours.• Dog owners who have access to postal features, such as Informed Delivery notifications (informeddelivery.usps.com) for letter mail and package tracking, are urged to use this as a way to gauge when the carrier is on their way and to ensure dogs are properly restrained. Expecting a postal package delivery on Sunday? Postal Service officials urge dog owners to restrain their animals on Sundays as well, as more residences are receiving deliveries throughout the weekend.More information is available online at about.usps.com/what/corporate-social-responsibility/activities/dog-bite-awareness.htm. Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Public Safety U.S. Postal Service Works to Raise Awareness of Dog Bites STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 | 3:27 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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