Ardent acquires stake in Switzerland’s Casino Davos

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Ardent acquires stake in Switzerland’s Casino Davos Casino & games 30th May 2018 | By contenteditor Belgium’s Ardent Group has purchased a 44% stake in Stadtcasino Baden AG’s Swiss land-based gaming venue Casino Davos. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it was confirmed in a statement that Stadtcasino Baden will remain as the majority stakeholder in the facility with a 46% share. The Davos Tourism Organisation will also retain its 10% take of Casino Davos. Ardent Group, previously known as Circus Group, said the deal places the firm in a strategic position ahead of expected regulation changes in Switzerland. On June 10, Swiss gaming law is due to be voted on, with potential changes to include terrestrial casinos being able to launch an online gambling service. All online operations will be subject to the successful application for a licence extension. In a statement, the two companies said: “For this reason, Stadtcasino Baden Group has made the strategic decision to operate Casino Davos in the future together with a partner with many years of online casino experience. “The choice fell on the Casino de Spa SA, which is part of the Belgian Ardent Group, and already successfully runs its own licensed online casino.” Detlef Brose, chief executive of Stadtcasino Baden, added: “If the gambling law is passed on June 10, we will immediately and together with our new partner, develop a competitive online offer for Casino Davos to promote us as early as possible for an online license extension.” Belgium’s Ardent Group has purchased a 44% stake in Stadtcasino Baden AG’s Swiss land-based gaming venue Casino Davos Topics: Casino & games Finance Strategy Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Switzerland Tags: Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

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How I’d generate a passive income from UK shares starting today

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Despite the recent stock market rally, many UK shares continue to have relatively high dividend yields. As such, they can be used to generate a worthwhile passive income in 2021 and in the coming years.Focusing on yields and dividend growth is important for any income investor, I feel. But building a diverse portfolio that offers less risk and higher reward potential may be equally crucial. It could offer a more stable income stream that has a higher chance of rising in the long run.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, through buying companies with different geographic exposure and that operate in varied industries, it may be possible to obtain an attractive income.Buying UK shares in different countries for a passive incomeThe prospects for the UK economy are set to improve sharply following the pandemic. But buying shares in a wide range of regions could be a sound move when seeking to make a passive income. After all, it is extremely difficult at the present time to deduce which countries and regions will bounce back the fastest from the economic challenges of the last year.Fortunately, it is relatively straightforward to gain exposure to different parts of the global economy. For example, the majority of the FTSE 100’s income is derived from countries outside the UK. As such, it is not necessary to buy companies listed in other countries to gain exposure to different economies. This could make the process of building a diverse passive income stream easier for UK-based investors.Purchasing UK stocks from different industriesJust as it is difficult to ascertain which countries will recover quickly from present challenges, it is also tough to judge which industries will perform well. As such, it may be prudent to buy UK shares that operate in different sectors to make a more resilient passive income.For example, banking stocks have really struggled in the last year due to low interest rates and a weak economic outlook. They could experience further difficulties. Or they could be buoyed by an economic recovery that leads to a rise in interest rates over the coming years. Similarly, retailers’ performance may be very closely linked to the end of lockdown measures in the UK because of their presence on the high street. Predicting when social distancing requirements will end is a very tough task.The cost of diversifying among a wide range of companies has fallen in recent years. As such, passive income investors with varying portfolio sizes may realistically be able to build a portfolio containing a relatively large number of companies. This may provide them with exposure to a broad range of businesses and sectors. And that could reduce their dependence on a small number of industries and/or companies. Over time, this may provide a more resilient and faster-growing income stream as the world economy recovers. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge How I’d generate a passive income from UK shares starting today Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. See all posts by Peter Stephens I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. 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Houston-area Episcopal Latino mission feeds thousands feeling coronavirus impact

first_img Rector Shreveport, LA Health & Healthcare AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Rector Columbus, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 COVID-19, Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Press Release Service Posted Apr 3, 2020 Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA 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 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Rev. Pedro López, vicar of Iglesia Episcopal San Pedro in Pasadena, Texas, helps distribute food during its food drive.[Diocese of Texas] Iglesia Episcopal San Pedro, in Pasadena, Texas, fed over 2,300 people through its feeding and assistance ministry on April 1. San Pedro’s nonprofit organization, North Pasadena Community Outreach, or NPCO, partners with the Houston Food Bank to host a weekly food pantry. Normally NPCO distributes food to around 200 families as well as offering benefits assistance. However, the novel coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a nearly 250% increase in the numbers of those served.“Many of our families are especially vulnerable because they work jobs without wage protection and job security. When so many employers cancel on their housekeepers or workers, families lose their income,” said the Rev. Pedro López, vicar of San Pedro. “The situation is even more devastating for refugees and undocumented immigrants who will not be eligible for financial assistance from the government,” López added.San Pedro’s feeding ministry was made possible through the participation of over 20 volunteers. “Most of these volunteers are young adults from the church community who are themselves out of work,” said the Rev. David Goldberg, curate. “They stepped up to help when we sent many of our regular volunteers home because their age made them especially at risk.” Volunteers are required to practice social distancing, wear masks and gloves, and avoid close contact with clients.While the food pantry was open, 446 cars followed a mile-long trail that wound through three school parking lots and down a nearby thoroughfare. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Celia Curiel, site manager. “Normally we see a couple of hundred families, but many of these people have never been here before. I’ve even seen friends and fellow parishioners here for the first time. So many people are struggling.”Iglesia San Pedro is located in an industrial suburb of Houston. The neighborhood consists of mostly immigrant families, many of whom suffer from the effects of endemic poverty. According to the Episcopal Health Foundation, the average life expectancy in North Pasadena is more than 20 years below the average in more affluent Houston-area neighborhoods.“The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated existing vulnerabilities. This makes the work of Houston Food Bank partners, like San Pedro, all the more important,” said Houston at-large City Councilman David W. Robinson. “I have been so impressed by the willingness of religious communities, including and especially Episcopal churches, to do God’s work, even as they responsibly close their doors for Sunday worship.” New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Houston-area Episcopal Latino mission feeds thousands feeling coronavirus impact Rector Smithfield, NC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI center_img Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Jobs & Calls Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA 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 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Bath, NC Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Featured Events Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem last_img read more

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Avaré House / Sergio Sampaio Arquitetura + Planejamento

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928194/avare-house-sergio-sampaio-arquitetura-plus-planejamento Clipboard CopyHouses, Sustainability & Green Design•Avaré, Brazil Sergio Sampaio Brazil Architects: Sergio Sampaio Arquitetura + Planejamento Area Area of this architecture project 2018 Avaré House / Sergio Sampaio Arquitetura + PlanejamentoSave this projectSaveAvaré House / Sergio Sampaio Arquitetura + Planejamento Houses “COPY” Projects ArchDaily Area:  5489 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Photographs Photographs:  Leonardo Finotti Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Leonardo Finotti+ 26Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Manufacturers: Crosslam, Hunter Douglas, Way pvc Lead Architect: Avaré House / Sergio Sampaio Arquitetura + Planejamento ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928194/avare-house-sergio-sampaio-arquitetura-plus-planejamento Clipboard Landscaping:Sergio SampaioConsultants:Miguel MaratáCollaborators:Crosslam BrasilCity:AvaréCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiConceptAvaré House occupies the upper part of a sloping strip of land that borders the Jurumirim Dam, 300km from the state capital.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiThe project is defined by the domestic and landscape scales. The first is defined by a metallic gray prism, while the second is represented by a lightweight curved wood roof (MLC).Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiPrivacy and extroversion coexist in this project; The concept consists in the creation of a gazebo platform facing the dam occupied by the terrace and pool where is defined the quota of implantation of the house on the topography site. Under this concrete platform are the boathouse, warehouse and engine room. Transverse to this viewing platform is a prismatic volume of 8.00 x 35.00, raised to 60cm from the natural ground, which configures the interiors of the house (living room, kitchen and bedrooms) distributed in a modular plan.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiComfort and InnovationThe materials specified for the construction were choosed to obtain the best performance of the environments in terms of thermal-acoustic insulation and, simultaneously, visually express the technical solutions employed and highlight the materiality of the components as an architectural value element. The construction is structured in CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) wood panels whose modulation of the pieces (1.25 x 2.80) defined the configuration of the interior spaces.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiNatural light and cross ventilation are ensured through crystal domus in the bathrooms and large openings framed by sliding aluminum frames and laminated glass with colorless reflective film. The four faces of the prism are lined with ventilated facades that contribute to the thermal-acoustic insulation of the house and humidity control.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiThe electrical and hydraulic installations pass between the ceiling and the roof slab made of wood frame with plywood under TPO thermoplastic blanket. Cabling plumbing and piping are concentrated in maintenance shafts distributed equidistantly throughout the house.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiIn order to protect the terrace and living room from the northwestern excessive sunstroke and shelter it from the rains, a 26-meter-long arched roof made of MLC (glued laminated wood) covered with gray TPO thermoplastic blanket over metal tiles. This protagonist element of the composition emerges on the south face, where the social access and car shelter are located, advances over the house and ends in an eave at 5.50 meters in alignment of the projection of the pool, across the prism to the northwest. . The large arched roof rests on only four delicate trapezoidal concrete pillars; two on one side of the prism and two on the other; that distribute the loads directly to the foundations. Steel bracing braces and joint reinforcements are apparent and add expression to the sophisticated structural logic of the construction.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSustainabilityThe project was design and planned under the premises of making the construction processes more efficient to minimize the environmental impact. The construction was built in two work fronts:1 – Earthmovings, drainage, water and sanitary connections and execution of reinforced concrete structures on site using local labor.2 – Production of industrialized components (CLT panels, MLC beams, aluminum frames and ventilated façade trays) in the metropolitan region of São Paulo. Transport and assembly (10 days) done by truck and specialized assemblers who secured all structures and seals with tongue and bolt systems.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiModularization of the design through composition elements, predominant use of renewable matrix components (wood), lightweight structures and easily transportable has optimized construction time and drastically reduced water consumption, garbage and material waste. In addition, the work planning and adoption of innovative processes promoted the technical qualification of local labor and suppliers during the monitoring of the building.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiThe thermal insulation properties of wood, plenty of ventilation and natural light, ventilated facades, garden roof over thermoplastic blanket and solar panels for water heating ensure the environmental comfort of the home while reducing energy costs for the use of artificial light and air conditioning make it more eco-efficient to use.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiProject gallerySee allShow lessGlenn Murcutt’s MPavilion Unveiled in AustraliaArchitecture NewsExhibition Fernando Guerra | Dupla Exposição / Diogo Aguiar StudioSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSergio Sampaio Arquitetura + PlanejamentoOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainability & Green DesignAvaréglue laminated timberBrazilPublished on November 12, 2019Cite: “Avaré House / Sergio Sampaio Arquitetura + Planejamento” [Casa Avaré / Sergio Sampaio Arquitetura + Planejamento] 12 Nov 2019. 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The House of Jesus / Rubens Cortés Arquitectos + Raúl Rodrígu…

first_img Year:  2017 CopyHouses•El Ventorrillo, Spain Spain Area:  266 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Raúl Rodríguez Ruiz (RRR), Rubens Cortés Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935722/the-house-of-jesus-rubens-cortes-arquitectos Clipboard Rubens Cortés Cano, Raúl Rodríguez Ruíz ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935722/the-house-of-jesus-rubens-cortes-arquitectos Clipboard Houses “COPY” Structural Engineer:Francisco Vílchez, Manuel RojasIndustrial Engineer:Juan Fernández CañedoCollaborators:Raúl Melguizo Rodríguez, Anna Daskalaki, Lucía Balboa Quesada, Rafael Vega Reguero.Building Engineer:Francisco A. Jiménez.City:El VentorrilloCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Javier CallejasRecommended ProductsCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCorporate ApplicationsiGuzziniLighting Project and Product Design – The Head Office of the Law Society, Paris / iGuzziniDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The house of Jesus is located in the Vega de Granada, in the Ventorrillo de Cullar Vega. The plot is part of an urban plan where it is possible to build single-family homes of two heights, which occupy ap-proximately one third of the available area and leave free space for a garden and a swimming pool. However, the house of Jesus had to be fully accessible and therefore developed on a single floor. This condition involved doubling the occupation, leaving very little outside free space, the most wasted and residual between the house and the borders.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasSave this picture!AxoSave this picture!© Javier CallejasIn this situation, one considers the possibility of projecting a hybrid that maintained the advantages of adjoining homes – which enjoy the maximum possible land space by reducing the occupancy by half – and bringing to this scheme the advantages of a horizontal dwelling. This is the starting point of the project, a house composed of ‘two halves of similar proportions and different nature. One night, massive and private, located in the most protected part of the plot. Another day, completely open to outer space. The result is a U-shaped open living, where the outer half is intro-duced inside and at the same time the interior is projected onto the outside by a cantilever (9 x 16 m.) that only rests on two columns of 25 cm in diameter.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Javier CallejasThe pleasant climate and changing keys of the Vega de Granada invites you to design a versatile space. That is why the house of Jesus can be interpreted as a single space with different environments ranging from the intimacy of the bedrooms, through being in the central space to the living room, which is projected towards the terrace and the pool. An atmosphere changing by the variations of lights and shade inspired by the Nasrid palaces of the Alhambra, and specifically in its magical game of courtyards and halls.Save this picture!© Javier CallejasSave this picture!DetailsSave this picture!© Javier CallejasProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Entries: OMA NY & DS+R ScholarshipOpportunitiesCTBUH 2020 Student Design CompetitionStudent Competitions Share The House of Jesus / Rubens Cortés Arquitectos + Raúl Rodríguez Ruiz (RRR) ArchDaily Photographs Lead Architects: Manufacturers: Porcelanosa Grupo, Elesdopa Photographs:  Javier Callejas Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects “COPY” Save this picture!© Javier Callejas+ 23Curated by Clara Ott Share CopyAbout this officeRubens Cortés ArquitectosOfficeFollowRaúl Rodríguez Ruiz (RRR)OfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSpainPublished on March 19, 2020Cite: “The House of Jesus / Rubens Cortés Arquitectos + Raúl Rodríguez Ruiz (RRR)” [La Casa de Jesús / Rubens Cortés Arquitectos + Raúl Rodríguez Ruiz (RRR)] 19 Mar 2020. 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Planting Delays May Increase Dicamba Use

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Planting Delays May Increase Dicamba Use Planting Delays May Increase Dicamba Use Planting Delays May Increase Dicamba Usea The long-range forecast continues to look wet which may lead to corn planting delays. If that occurs, some more use of Dicamba products may come into play.  In many parts of Indiana, corn planting will not likely start for several weeks. Eric Miller, with Dupont Pioneer, said, that with many growers already planning to plant more soybeans, switching additional acres to soybeans will not be difficult. “Soybean acres are expected to be up in Indiana because of market conditions but weather conditions may shift even more corn acres to soybeans,” he said. “Certainly with those plans in place I don’t think there will be very much resistance to switching.”HAT meteorologist Ryan Martin says the weekend looks sunny and dry, with highs around 60 on Saturday and into the low 70’s on Sunday. However, he said he is not sure how much of an extended dry down period we will see in Indiana, “The extended forecast shows a possible system moving in near April 11-12 that could leave behind 0.5” rains through the state. Another system on the 15th-16th could leave behind another 0.25-0.5” rain totals in Indiana.”Miller said, if growers make the switch to soybeans, there are some new tools for 2017 that will help timely planting in a weather-shortened, planting window, “New in 2017 will be a zero day plant back for a burndown application using a low volatility dicamba product.”  He said, in the past, growers had to wait 7 to 10 days to plant after during a 2-4D product.  With Dicamba, growers can eliminate the waiting period, “We have some tools we can use if we see this planting window continue to condense.”Listen to the complete agronomy report with Eric Miller on the crops page of our website. Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribe Previous articleEU Approves ChemChina-Syngenta DealNext articleHAT Thursday Morning Edition 4/6/2017 Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR All quotes are delayed snapshots Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Name Sym Last Change Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Minor Changes in June WASDE Report By Gary Truitt – Apr 5, 2017 SHARE How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 last_img read more

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Tweak to Facebook algorithm penalizes media content

first_imgNews News June 7, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regrets that media content is getting less exposure on Facebook as a result of changes to Edgerank, the algorithm that controls its newsfeed.Facebook says its goal is to ensure that what your friends post gets priority over other content such as journalistic content published by the news media. This means that a lot of your friends will have to “share,” “like” or comment on a news story or a piece of news media content for it to appear prominently on your Facebook page.Defending the change, Facebook vice-president Adam Mosseri said Facebook’s primary function was to bring people together not to influence what should interest them.“We are not in the business of picking which issues the world should read about,” Mosseri said. “We are in the business of connecting people and ideas – and matching people with the stories they find most meaningful.”What he says is fine in itself but the trend is for social network users to be swamped by such a volume of information that they are often hard put to distinguish journalistic information from other kinds of content.“In a world in which the quantity of information does not stop growing, the issue of its independence, honesty and quality becomes a major challenge,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.“Societies need the broadest possible freedom of opinion but, within what is encompassed by freedom expression, we must not allow journalistic reporting based on method, rules of honesty and the principle of independence to disappear at the expense of subjectivity and pure opinion. Even if Facebook refuses to accept its role as a ‘media,’ it has become one of the main news sources for its 1.6 billion users and must therefore assume its responsibility.”Facebook’s decision to reduce the space for news media content is fraught with consequences. RSF fears that it will encourage biased, demagogic and even manipulated content at the expense of quality content that helps users to break out of their certainty bubble and rub up against opinions different from their own. to go further United StatesAmericas Online freedoms Internet Receive email alerts News June 3, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says July 7, 2016 Tweak to Facebook algorithm penalizes media content United StatesAmericas Online freedoms Internet Follow the news on United States Organisation News Help by sharing this information April 28, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs saylast_img read more

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Video: Cathy and Paul Clement “Grace in Action”

first_imgThis is a video about the inspiring story of husband and wife, Cathy and Paul Clement which they delivered on Sunday, October 21, 2012. Introduced by Rev. Edwin Bacon, Jr., Rector of All Saints Church, Pasadena.All Saints Church, 132 North Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 796-1172 or visit www.allsaints-pas.org. 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 Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Sermons and Lessons Video: Cathy and Paul Clement “Grace in Action” Published on Monday, October 22, 2012 | 3:45 pm 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. Make a commentcenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News last_img read more

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Brother, Can You Spare Any Change? Pasadena Sees Impact of National Coin Shortage

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Pasadena Sees Impact of National Coin Shortage By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, July 13, 2020 | 4:14 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS A national coin shortage has reached Pasadena, prompting businesses to request exact change or credit cards for payment and leaving laundromats and coin-operated car washes scrambling to secure the coins they depend on to keep their establishments running.Signs asking customers to pay with precise amounts or use electronic payment are becoming an increasingly common sight at businesses throughout Southern California.The Federal Reserve announced last month that the COVID-19 pandemic “has significantly disrupted the supply chain and normal circulation patterns for U.S. coin.” the agency said in a written statement. “In the past few months, coin deposits from depository institutions to the Federal Reserve have declined significantly and the U.S. Mint’s production of coin also decreased due to measures put in place to protect its employees.”As the economy has gradually reopened, coin orders from depository institutions have begun to increase, “resulting in the Federal Reserve’s coin inventory being reduced to below normal levels,” according to the statement.“While there is adequate coin in the economy, the slowed pace of circulation has meant that sufficient quantities of coin are not readily available where needed,” according to a Federal Reserve statement. “With establishments like retail shops, bank branches, transit authorities and laundromats closed, the typical places where coin enters our society have slowed or even stopped the normal circulation of coin.”Banks around the nation have been trying to mitigate the issue.“We are actively managing our coin inventory and working with customers to meet their coin needs to the extent possible after the Federal Reserve put limitations on coin deliveries to all financial institutions nationwide,” said Wells Fargo spokesman Juan Lopez, who represents the region encompassing Pasadena.As coin supplies remain low, Lopez said branches will work to accommodate customers the best they can with what they have available. The availability of coinage may vary from bank to bank and from area to area.In response to the shortage, the Federal Reserve began rationing coins in mid-June.“To ensure a fair and equitable distribution of existing coin inventory to all depository institutions, effective June 15, the Federal Reserve Banks and their coin distribution locations began to allocate available supplies of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters to depository institutions as a temporary measure,” the Federal Reserve statement said.“The temporary coin allocation methodology is based on historical order volume by coin denomination and depository institution endpoint, and current U.S. Mint production levels. Order limits are unique by coin denomination and are the same across all Federal Reserve coin distribution locations,” according to the statement. “Limits will be reviewed and potentially revised based on national receipt levels, inventories, and Mint production.”Federal Reserve officials said the agency was also working with the Mint to maximize coin production. The agency announced the formation of a task force to address the problem last week.Authorities also said local banks and businesses can help be a part of the solution.“Depository institutions also can help replenish inventories by removing barriers to consumer deposits of loose and rolled coins,” the statement said. “Although the Federal Reserve is confident that the coin inventory issues will resolve once the economy opens more broadly and the coin supply chain returns to normal circulation patterns, we recognize that these measures alone will not be enough to resolve near?term issues.”As part of the ongoing effort to mitigate problems related to the coin shortage, the Federal Reserve planned to implement updates to its FedCash Services, effective Monday, to coincide with the managed allocation of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters, the agency announced last week.The coin shortage has hit hard at the Clean Bubbles Laundromat in South Pasadena, according to company representatives.The change machines have been constantly running low, as non-customers, including other small business owners, have been emptying them out to make change, Clean Bubbles Laundromat said in an email.“We have asked our attendant to politely tell non-customers that they cannot take change and that has led to some people being very mean and aggressive towards the attendants,” according to the email.Large signs stating machines are for customer use only have also been put up, the company said. But non-customers continue trying to empty out the laundromat’s change machines while attendants are switching shifts. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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‘New’ Severe Delinquencies Tumble to 2009 Level

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Black Knight Financial Services Severely Delinquent Mortgages 2015-11-12 Brian Honea The percentage of “new” severe delinquent residential mortgages reported for September 2015—that is, the number of severely delinquent loans that were current six months ago—was the lowest of any September since 2009, according to Black Knight Financial Services.The share of new severely delinquent borrowers in September was reported at 0.66 percent, a number that has been steadily declining since hitting its September peak of 2.81 percent six years ago, according to Black Knight. The data shows a seasonal effect to new severe delinquencies; the rate has peaked in every September or October for the last six years.The number of new severe delinquencies has dropped from an average of three in every 100, its peak reached back in 2009, down to seven for every 1,000 in September of 2015. According to Black Knight, there is a definite seasonal effect to new severe delinquencies; the rate has peaked in every September or October for the last six years.Mortgages that originated during the bubble years of 2005 to 2008 accounted for the highest percentage of new serious delinquencies; they make up 45 percent of new serious delinquent mortgages even though they account for only 17 percent of total loans in the mortgage universe.Meanwhile, mortgages that originated during the post-crisis years (2009 to 2015) make up 68 percent of all mortgages but account for just 34 percent of new severe delinquencies, Black Knight reported.“These post-crisis vintages are seeing new seriously delinquent loans rates of half the national average,” the report stated.The new severe delinquency rate on mortgages with a second lien was more than twice those without a second lien in September (1.04 percent compared to 0.48 percent), which has been the case for about the last two years, according to Black Knight. During this period, mortgages with a second lien have seen “increased seasonality in new severely delinquent loan rates.” November 12, 2015 1,273 Views  Print This Post Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago ‘New’ Severe Delinquencies Tumble to 2009 Level Previous: Mixed Economic, Housing Data Cast Doubt on Fed Liftoff Next: DS News Webcast: Friday 11/13/2015 Sign up for DS News Daily center_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / ‘New’ Severe Delinquencies Tumble to 2009 Level The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Black Knight Financial Services Severely Delinquent Mortgages Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Subscribelast_img read more

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