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Kingfisher beats profit forecast with cost-cutting

first_img whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.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.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com whatsapp Show Comments ▼ John Dunne Kingfisher beats profit forecast with cost-cutting center_img Kingfisher, Europe’s biggest home improvement retailer, beat first-half profit forecasts, helped by cost-cutting and business improvements that it said would help it to cope with a tough consumer outlook.The group, which runs market leader B&Q in Britain and the Castorama and Brico Depot chains in France, said it made a profit before tax and one-off items of £354m in the 26 weeks to 31 July.Analysts’ mean forecast was £342m in a company poll.“The immediate outlook for consumer spending is fragile, particularly in the UK where it is likely to remain challenging for some time,” said chief executive Ian Cheshire.“Our continued profit growth will come from our well-established self-help initiatives.”Britain’s retailers are battling to emerge from a long and deep recession and fear steps to rein in government borrowing, like higher taxes and public spending cuts, could hit demand in the months ahead.Kingfisher, which runs over 830 stores in eight countries, reported a 1.3 per cent fall in first-half underlying sales in July, hit by a particularly weak performance in Britain. Tags: NULL Thursday 16 September 2010 2:38 am Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comlast_img read more

Public finances strongest since January 2009

first_img More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.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.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com whatsapp whatsapp Share Public finances strongest since January 2009 Britain showed a bigger than expected seasonal surplus on its January public sector net borrowing measure, after unusually strong annual growth in income tax receipts, official data showed.The figures appear to put the government well on track to meet its full-year fiscal targets, although the Office for National Statistics said the strong January tax receipts might lead to a bigger-than-normal fall back in revenue in February.Public sector net borrowing including financial sector interventions showed a January surplus of £5.252bn, up from a surplus of just £95m a year ago and much better than economists’ forecasts of an improvement to £700m. January is typically a surplus month for the public accounts, as annual income tax bills become payable in that month.The government’s preferred measure of public sector borrowing excluding financial sector interventions showed a surplus of £3.735bn, up from a deficit of £1.266bn a year ago. John Dunne Tags: NULL Tuesday 22 February 2011 4:59 am Show Comments ▼last_img read more

IBIA and H2’s regulatory market assessment: The top six

first_img#4 Nevada (US) – 85 Points The state’s channelisation rate was lower than Nevada, at 82%. #1 Great Britain – 91 points 9th June 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Great Britain’s lack of restrictions on product was something the IBIA said helped its channelisation rate, as offshore operators will typically offer any products they can without limitation, helping it get a perfect score in this area. Today, the IBIA and H2 launched a new, “first-of-its-kind” report assessing and ranking 20 different regulatory markets. #3 Denmark – 86 Points In product, the country has some limitations on betting on youth events, but still ranked among the highest of all countries. Though the state links online betting to land-based licensees, its regulation score was still very high. A long-standing regulatory framework compared to the rest of the US, due to exemptions from PASPA, and an 89% channelisation rate, helped this regulation score. The full report can be read here, but iGB will also be breaking down the list, starting with the top six, which sees familiar markets such as Great Britain and Malta joined by newer territories in both the US and Europe. IBIA and H2’s regulatory market assessment: The top six In tax, online betting carries a higher tax rate than land-based, at 14.25% to 9.25%, though the report said the online tax was still “competitive” and very close to the long-established 15% rate in Great Britain. However, the state was praised for rejecting the idea of an integrity fee for sports betting, which IBIA said was a repackaging of a betting levy. The IBIA added that the state has a “particularly attractive 6.75% GGR and overall tax regime,” despite the US’s 0.25% handle tax and taxes on betting winnings. As a result, Nevada saw the joint-highest tax score. In tax, Malta’s 5% GGR tax, which replaced a 0.5% turnover tax, helped it score highly. While the IBIA noted that on paper the 35% corporation tax in the country could appear burdensome for operators, it said that the reductions which are available, which can bring the rate down to 5%, make it a much more operator-friendly tax regime. In addition, international bets do not face betting tax. In integrity, the country has recently introduced a number of restrictions. While integrity reporting is strong, there are also rules in place regarding betting on disciplinary offences like yellow cards and on lower-league events, both of which have been criticised. In advertising, the IBIA pointed out that while industry codes have prohibited betting adverts during live sport, there are still a large amount of opportunities for licensed operators to market their services. Denmark’s “robust but balanced regulatory framework” helped it score highly, as another country with unlimited licences. While its 89% channeling rate isn’t as high as some other markets, the approach introduced in 2012 still ranks among the highest. In product, Malta – like Great Britain – earned a perfect score, due to the large number of possible markets available. “Britain is one of the leading jurisdictions globally from both a regulatory and fiscal standpoint with a mature market hosting a high number of licensed operators and an enviable 99% consumer channelling rate,” it said. New Jersey requires operators to be part of a betting monitoring system, which helps its integrity score. The country has taken a number of recent steps with regards to sporting integrity, with the launch of a new suspicious bet reporting platform in 2019. However, this is still the area in which Malta ranks lowest. Tags: International Betting Integrity Association H2 Gambling Capital In regulation, IBIA said the large number of licences available was among the reasons why the market scored highly, with the positive impact of unlimited licensing “seen to best effect” in Great Britain. The country’s extremely high rate of channelisation, estimated at 99%, was also a reason for its high score. In advertising, meanwhile, like Nevada, New Jersey’s lack of detail in marketing rules was criticised, though it has no major marketing restrictions. Sweden is among the newest markets listed, having only opened at the start of 2019. As another country with unlimited licensing and a strong regulatory framework, it ranks highly in this area. However, the country’s tax rate, which increased from 20% of GGR to 28% at the start of this year, has been a cause for concern.  Regulation In advertising, regulations state marketing “must be conducted with decency” and may not be targeted at self-excluded players. The lack of detail in this first provision contributed to a more middling advertising score.center_img New Jersey falls just behind Nevada among US markets. Though not as longstanding as Nevada, the state’s regulatory system was praised. However, the report noted that the state “relatively recently introduced arrangements that limit the number of online betting licences and require online companies to establish agreements with incumbent licensed land-based operators,” with three online skins per operator. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Great Britain scored joint-highest of any country in regulation, product, integrity and advertising, and third in taxation. Nevada was the highest-ranked of North American markets. Advertising was rated highly as well in Denmark, though the IBIA said that “the new Marketing Act precludes consumers being simultaneously exposed to gambling and consumer loan products which has caused issues.” The first installment of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) and data business H2 Gambling Capital’s regulatory market assessment covers the six strongest regulatory markets. In these markets, licences are not limited, taxes tend to be reasonable, a wide range of products may be offered and integrity provisions are robust and effective. “The move away from moderate GGR tax is a negative and, as the government has conceded, is likely to see onshore channelisation fall,” it added. #5 Sweden – 83 Points Although the country has not yet ratified the Macolin Convention on sports manipulation, its national reporting platform and clear punishments for cheating helped it score highly in integrity. “Since its market opening in 2012, Denmark has been held as a positive example of a proportionate fiscal model aligned with a balanced regulatory market framework,” the report said. In integrity, Nevada is not connected to the Macolin Convention due to this being a European integrity convention. However, the state does have a suspicious betting reporting process and clear federal and state punishments for bribery and cheating offences. Sweden performs fairly well in tax, thanks in part to the rejection of both a levy on horse racing and “special copyright type protection for sports”. Its 18% GGR tax was also praised. However, the country also imposes a 20.6% corporation tax. In product, New jersey did not score as highly, largely due to restrictions on betting games involving in-state college sports teams. However, this may be removed by a referendum in November after the State Assembly passed a bill to introduce a constitutional amendment to repeal the requirement. In marketing, the country has a restriction on bonuses, which are only available for new customers, while operator association BOS has created its own advertising code for members. Advertising can have further complications for international operators based in Malta, and in this area the market was ranked joint-sixth, with the IBIA noting some restrictions on advertising intended to protect minors and vulnerable persons. iGB will also look further at other aspects of the report – which also provides an overview of the global betting market and reveals the annual cost of match-fixing – in the coming days. For integrity, Denmark scored joint-highest of all countries, with the IBIA noting that the country had adopted a similar suspicious betting reporting model to Great Britain. In terms of tax, the country’s point-of-consumption GGR tax and exemption from VAT helped its score. Topics: Legal & compliance Regulation Marketing Marketing regulation Sports integrity In product, Nevada does have restrictions on non-college amatuer sports and on political betting, but the report noted that its product offering was very wide among US markets. #2 Malta – 88 Points #6 New Jersey (US) – 82 points The country’s regulatory framework was praised, in particular its unlimited licences. While channelisation cannot be calculated for Malta due to its status as an international operating hub, its regulatory framework, updated in 2018, was rated as among the best. Regions: UK & Ireland US Nordics Denmark Sweden Malta Nevada New Jersey Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

MissionFish expands online fundraising opportunities on eBay

first_img Howard Lake | 2 October 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Events MissionFish and eBay.co.uk have launched a new online auction service for charities to help them make the most of eBay. BBC Children in Need is the first charity to benefit, but at the end of November the service will be opened to other charities.eBay for Charity, launched in October, enables eBay members to give all or a portion of their sale proceeds to charity and provides charities with a method of of selling their own merchandise or donatedgoods online. Ebay for Charity items will be clearly indicated so eBay users will know that by buying them they are supporting a charity.MissionFish, a registered charity, has been running this service in the USA for more than five years where it is a service of the Points of Light Foundation. In the UK it is a service of the Points of Light Foundation-UK, itself a registered charity. Advertisement  19 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img As eBay for Charity’s dedicated solution provider MissionFish verifies all charities wishing to participate in the programme, processes donations from sellers and reclaims any eligible Gift Aid before distributing the gifts to charities. It provides secure management and reporting tools for charities and donors so that they can review and monitor their participation in eBay for Charity. Lara Nagoski, business director of MissionFish UK, said: “MissionFish has helped raise more than more than $12 million (£7 million) for 6,500 US organisations. We look forward to helping UK charities create new fundraising channels, raise new money and attract new donors.”eBay for Charity offers three methods of generating income for charities:* it provides individuals with a new way to give: whenever they sell an item on eBay they can donate 10-100% of the item’s final sale price to the charity of their choice, with a minimum donation of £5* charities can sell their own goods in eBay’s worldwide marketplace to eBay’s ten million UK members and 168 million members worldwide* by using eBay charities can, argue MissionFish, promote their causes to eBay’s large membership, and attract new supporters.Where possible, MissionFish will also collect and distribute Gift Aid on behalf of charities. In addition, eBay will donate “a portion of its selling fees” for items sold to benefit charities.Head of charity at eBay, Mark Lewis, said: “eBay.co.uk is thrilled to be working with MissionFish to provide small and large charities alike the opportunity to welcome the eBay community to their supporter base 24/7.”BBC Children in Need will be the first charity to benefit from the new service By partnering with a high profile charity like this, eBay is clearly aiming to raise awareness amongst the eBay community of its new charitable endeavour.Once Children in Need’s telethon has passed, eBay for Charity will be open to any eligible UK charity that registers with MissionFish. 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. MissionFish expands online fundraising opportunities on eBaylast_img read more

Tesco scores for Against Breast Cancer

first_img Howard Lake | 27 October 2011 | News England and Tottenham Hotspur footballer Jermain Defoe has just accepted a cheque for £7227 from Tesco on behalf of charity Against Breast Cancer. Tesco raised the funds through the sale of a crown-themed sleepwear range designed by long term supporters of the charity, The Perfectly Pink Company.Becci Smith, head of buying for clothing essentials at Tesco said; “Many of us know someone who has been affected by breast cancer and the work of Against Breast Cancer is important for many of our customers. We were delighted to sell this sleepwear range which proved very popular and I am thrilled it has raised funds for this important cause.”There to witness the presentation at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club were Adele Cable, Director of The Perfectly Pink Company responsible for designing the clothing and accessories range with Tesco and Wendy Taylor Hill, Corporate Manager at Against Breast Cancer.Wendy said ‘the popularity of the Royal wedding this year definitely helped boost sales of the crown motif sleepwear range. We want to thank Jermain for taking time out of his busy footballing schedule to accept the cheque on our behalf and to thank both Tesco and The Perfectly Pink Company for working with us to raise these funds.’– ENDS –Note to editorsPlease contact: Fiona SmartTel: 01491 837 117 / 07923 360235Against Breast CancerAgainst Breast Cancer is a charity dedicated to funding ground breaking research to improve detection and increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis. Our expert scientists use one of the largest collections of breast cancer patient samples in the UK to look for vital information that could identify the spread of the disease.More women are surviving breast cancer every year. Against Breast Cancer’s research looks at the whole woman through three interlinked areas of research – biochemistry, immunology, and diet and lifestyle. The charity’s research is studying new ways that could help doctors identify and treat secondary breast cancer faster and more effectively.The charity’s national Diet & Lifestyle study is one of the largest in the world looking at the effects of diet, lifestyle and complementary treatments on breast cancer and long-term survival. Support is vital for charity Against Breast Cancer if it is to continue its innovative research to develop ways to improve detection and survival after diagnosis so women and men can look forward to a future free of breast cancer.TescoTesco donated a percentage of sales from every purchase made in-store and on-line for this special range of ladies sleepwear. For further information on Tesco please go towww.tesco.com/clothingAttached photo caption: From left to right: Wendy Taylor Hill, Adele Cable, Becci Smith and Jermain Defoe. Advertisement Tagged with: Celebrity corporate football Trading  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tesco scores for Against Breast Cancer 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

Walmart workers strike in 20 cities

first_imgUnion City, Calif.WW photo: Terri KayIn response to company harassment and attempts to silence workers who had protested and walked off their jobs over intolerable working conditions, Walmart workers in over 20 cities struck and demonstrated June 4 in a National Strike Day and Action on Inequality. Demands included “No retaliation against workers fighting for a just wage” and “$25,000 per year and enough hours to support their families.”The Organization United for Respect at Walmart called for a national week of actions from June 2 to June 7 to coincide with Walmart’s annual shareholder meeting in Bentonville, Ark. In April, OUR Walmart had taken the giant retail company to task over its mistreatment of pregnant workers, after many women reported being afraid to even report pregnancies out of concern they would be fired. Their actions forced some company concessions but not enough.Commerce City, Colo.Photo: Viviana GuerraThroughout 2013 Walmart workers staged numerous protests and job actions, including strikes. In retaliation a number were fired or suffered severe cutbacks in hours. In early 2014, the National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against Walmart for illegally retaliating against 70 workers who had participated in legally protected strikes or protests.The week of actions in June by Walmart retail workers, following recent strikes on May 15 in over 150 U.S. cities by low-wage workers at McDonald’s and other fast food restaurant chains, signaled a resurgence in the workers’ movement in the U.S. Although the workers involved in these strikes do not belong to unions, they received support and solidarity from organized labor.‘Walmart moms’New York CityWW photo: Anne PrudenWalmart employs over 800,000 women, many with families to support. In addition to Walmart’s practices regarding pregnancies, women workers are most likely to earn less than $25,000 a year. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average the 1.3 million women working in retail earn $4 less per hour than men.Several of the protests June 2 were led by “Walmart moms” who walked off their jobs in Orlando, Chicago, Dallas, Pittsburgh, southern California and the Bay area. In Commerce City, Colo., outside Denver, pregnant Walmart worker Jasmine Dixon was one of three workers on strike protesting the company’s treatment of women. Dixon was confined to a wheelchair due to pregnancy complications. Walmart refused her request for “light duty” and threatened to fire her if she followed orders by her doctor for bed rest.With another child at home, Dixon, like almost all Walmart employees, relies on government assistance, including food stamps. She said, “It is time for the company to do better for its women workers. They need to be treated with respect and given basic accommodations when pregnant.”This corporation, which claims to care about “family values” yet denies benefits to women workers, reports net earnings of $16 billion a year. Americans for Tax Fairness shows that Walmart and the Walton family received tax breaks and subsidies estimated at $7.8 billion in 2013.Just like fast food workers, Walmart employees have begun a powerful movement for all working and poor people that can be heard in the demands nationwide for a higher minimum wage that would better reflect the cost of living. These workers are forced to take two or three jobs just to provide for their families’ housing, food and healthcare. Many also need public assistance to make ends meet.Nationwide support for workersCommunities, block clubs, schools, churches, social justice organizations and organized labor are joining forces in the national campaign to support these workers. One such action was held in Los Angeles on June 4, endorsed by the People’s Power Assembly, International Action Center, South Central Neighborhood Council and the Harvard Boulevard Block Club.In the Bay Area, over 100 Walmart workers, their supporters from UNITE HERE Local 2850, Service Employees Local 1021 and community members marched to the Union City Walmart to protest illegal firings, disciplinary actions and other retaliation against workers who have spoken out for better jobs so they can provide for their families. “I take home less than $1,000 a month, and after I pay my bills, I usually have only $20 in my pocket for food and day-to-day expenses,” said Walmart worker Harley Dean at the rally. “And when we stand up for living wages, Walmart threatens us, fires us and takes our hours away.”Joanna Lopez, an electronics associate at the Fremont Walmart, told WW, “I’m here today to fight for better working conditions and higher pay. I work full time and have two children, but my friends’ average hours are 32 or less. I’m concerned about living paycheck to paycheck. I have to rely on food stamps and Medi-Cal. Honestly, it’s an extremely big, big struggle. Walmart asked for $419 just to get healthcare. That would have been all my paycheck.”On June 2, more than 100 Walmart workers along with community supporters gathered in Phoenix for a town hall meeting on the growing inequality impacting low-wage workers across the U.S. After the meeting the group held a candlelit march to the home of Walmart heir and Board Chair Rob Walton. They gathered outside the gates of his desert estate with flags that read “Moms won’t be silenced.”In Washington, D.C., on June 6, several hundred protesters gathered at Union Station for a brief rally before marching with Walmart strikers and workers to the downtown H Street Walmart. Marchers took to the streets militantly chanting “Whose Walmart, OUR Walmart, What are we gonna do? Shut it down.”The American Federation of Government Employees mobilized at the corner of H Street to greet the march. Community supporters joined with several unions, including Food and Commerical Workers Local 400, AFL-CIO representatives, SEIU, UNITE HERE and OUR D.C. Rev. Graylan Hagler co-chaired with Jobs with Justice. The highlight was strikers going inside to present a letter to Walmart management, who at first refused to take it. Protesters got to the doors of the store and stayed there, despite police trying to force them to leave. They kept chanting “Shut it down.”Over 100 people gathered at New York’s City Hall on June 4 — including union members from the Communication Workers, UFCW, the Department Store Union, several community and immigrant rights organizations, Restaurant Opportunities Center, 99 Pickets, New York Communities of Change and City Council members — to demand an end to Walmart’s business with charter schools. Protesters challenged the Waltons’ quiet but growing effort to bankroll the privatization of the city’s public schools.“Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Walmart’s money has to go” was a popular chant. Citing the company’s history of investment in conservative organizations, speakers denounced Walmart for being anti-worker, anti-immigrant, anti-union and anti-lesbian-gay-bi-trans-queer. A Walmart worker from Baltimore, who was hired for full-time work, complained that he usually gets only part-time at $9.70 an hour, with no benefits. When business is slow, Walmart sends workers home after they come in as scheduled.The strikes and protests led up to a demonstration at the University of Arkansas on June 6 during Walmart’s annual shareholders’ meeting. A number of Walmart employees became company stockholders so they could attend the meeting, borrowing tactics employed by McDonald’s workers who protested at a shareholders’ meeting in Oak Brook, Ill., in May.Walmart workers want to be treated with respect and dignity. Unable to survive on their current poverty wages, they want their wages to be raised to $25,000 a year, or $13 per hour.Sharon Black, Terri Kay, Viviana Guerra, John Parker and Anne Pruden contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Foothill Family Receives Grant Award from Kaiser Permanent to Support Children and Families Along Healthy Paths

first_img 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. More Cool Stuff Top of the News Make a comment 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Giving Back Foothill Family Receives Grant Award from Kaiser Permanent to Support Children and Families Along Healthy Paths From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 1:54 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park awarded a $12,500 grant to Foothill Family, headquartered in Pasadena. The grant provides essential counseling and support services for children and families (i.e. under/uninsured) whose behaviors make them prone to higher rates of mental illness.Foothill Family is deeply committed to empowering children and their families to overcome challenges and achieve success in relationships, school, and work,” said Steve Allen, Foothill Family’s Chief Executive Officer. “Receiving a grant from this generous foundation reinforces our belief that strong families are the cornerstones of thriving communities. It all starts with family.”The grant from Kaiser Permanente will provide Therapeutic Family Services to approximately 200 low-income children and their families throughout the San Gabriel Valley including individual, group, and/or family counseling to help address the mental health, emotional and behavioral issues they face as a result of mental illness, including: pressures of life, family, and employment. Foothill Family’s Therapeutic Family Services goals are two-fold: (1) to help children avoid high-risk behaviors (i.e. teen pregnancy and substance abuse), aiding in their social and emotional development; and, (2) to help parents/caregivers and/or families address issues including: family dysfunction, stress, and, depression; resulting from prolonged exposure to poverty and unhealthy family environments.About Foothill FamilyFoothill Family was founded in 1926 and provides a range of community-based mental health and social services to at-risk populations in Southern California. Its mission, to build brighter futures for children and families, has helped Foothill Family earn a reputation for providing high-quality services aimed at empowering families and strengthening communities. Programs include mental health and school-based counseling for children, child abuse prevention and treatment, domestic violence prevention and treatment, early child development programs, services for pregnant teens and their babies, family counseling, and youth development. Last year, more than 23,000 children and their families benefited from Foothill Family’s life-changing programs. For more information, please call (626) 993-3000 or visit the website at www.foothillfamily.org. Community Newscenter_img Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

The Week Ahead: A Focus on Millennial Housing Trends

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Black Knight Mortgage Monitor Report the week ahead 2018-04-01 David Wharton Previous: House Bill Could Exclude Attorneys from FDCPA Next: Pavaso Partners with TRG for eClosing Services Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago On Wednesday, Ellie Mae, a cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage finance industry, will release the latest installment of its Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker. The Millennial Tracker “mines data from a robust sampling of approximately 80 percent of all closed mortgages dating back to 2014 that were initiated on Ellie Mae’s Encompass all-in-one mortgage management solution.” For Ellie Mae’s purposes, millennials are defined as “applicants born between the years 1980 and 1999.”The previous installment of the Ellie Mae Millennial Tracker revealed that 67 percent of closed loans secured by millennials were conventional loans, the highest percentage in two years for conventional mortgages among that group. While Tracker data showed that women were more likely to utilize FHA loans, conventional loans were still the most popular. Joe Tyrell, EVP of Corporate Strategy for Ellie Mae, said FHA loans have accounted for less than 30 percent of total millennial loans in the in the past two months.“We view this as an indication that more millennials are qualifying for conventional mortgages,” said Tyrell.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead.Construction Spending Report, Monday, 10 a.m. ESTCoreLogic Home Price Insights Report, TuesdayMBA Mortgage Applications Report, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ESTFed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4.30 p.m. ESTCensus Bureau Jobs Report, Friday, 8.30 a.m. ESTConsumer Credit Report, Friday, 3 p.m. EST Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: David Whartoncenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post April 1, 2018 2,952 Views The Week Ahead: A Focus on Millennial Housing Trends Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Tagged with: Black Knight Mortgage Monitor Report the week ahead Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: A Focus on Millennial Housing Trendslast_img read more

‘The truth isn’t always criticism. Sometimes it’s just the truth’

first_img Previous Article Next Article In the wake of the Cleveland Cavaliers victory in the NBA Finals on Sunday night, former Cleveland Browns (NFL football for those who may have forgotten about the woeful Browns), and NFL legend Jim Brown was being interviewed and was asked to share his thoughts on the city of Cleveland on one of the sports talk radio shows that were recapping the Cavs win. Brown, as the de facto representative and patriarch of Cleveland sports, had all the right and expected things to say about Cleveland, the Cavs, and their star LeBron James.Read full article ‘The truth isn’t always criticism. Sometimes it’s just the truth’Shared from Steve Boese on 21 Jun 2016 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.last_img read more

The effects of enhanced sea ice export from the Ross Sea on recent cooling and freshening of the Southeast Pacific

first_imgThe top 2000 m of the Southern Ocean has freshened and warmed over recent decades. However, the high-latitude (south of 50°S) southeast Pacific was observed to be cooler and fresher in the years 2008-2010 compared to 2005-2007 over a wide depth range including surface, mode, and intermediate waters. The causes and impacts of this event are analyzed using the ocean—sea-ice data-assimilating Southern Ocean State Estimate (SOSE) and observationally based products. In 2008-2010, a strong positive Southern Annular Mode coincided with a negative El Niño Southern Oscillation and a deep Amundsen Sea Low. Enhanced meridional winds drove strong sea ice export from the eastern Ross Sea, bringing large amounts of ice to the Amundsen Sea ice edge. In 2008, together with increased precipitation, this introduced a strong freshwater anomaly that was advected eastward by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), mixing along the way. This anomaly entered the ocean interior not only as Antarctic Intermediate Water, but also as lighter Southeast Pacific Subantarctic Mode Water (SEPSAMW). A numerical particle release experiment carried out in SOSE , showed that the Ross Sea sector was the dominant source of particles reaching the SEPSAMW formation region. This suggests that large-scale climate fluctuations can induce strong interannual variability of volume and properties of SEPSAMW. These fluctuations act at different time scales: instantaneously via direct forcing, and also lagged over advective time scales of several years from upstream regions.last_img read more