first_img KCS-content Tuesday 23 November 2010 8:47 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp GROWTH in the US was higher than previously thought, it was announced yesterday.GDP growth was revised to 2.5 per cent for the three months to September, up from two per cent, said the US Federal Reserve (Fed).The rise was beyond the expectations of economists, who had predicted a slightly smaller rise.The Fed revealed that less drag from net trade, and greater consumption were largely responsible for the boost in the figures.Growth in consumption was revised up from 2.6 per cent to 2.8 per cent.In a sign of US consumers becoming more confident in their finances, the rise in consumption was the highest since the first quarter of 2006, according to Paul Dales, US Economist for Capital Economics. The figure “suggests that household spending may be starting to gain some traction,” he said.However, the news came as US housing data for October showed a slight decline. Home sales fell 2.2 per cent on the previous month, worse than economists’ predictions.The US economy is still facing an uphill struggle, according to Dales. In spite of improved GDP figures, the economy is “not growing fast enough to reduce significantly the unemployment rate or to prevent a slide into deflation,” he said.Although unlike the UK and other European countries, the US is not exposed to the crisis in Ireland. “US exports to Ireland are worth less than 0.1 per cent of US GDP,” he added. whatsapp Sharecenter_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndo More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.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.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Jobs fears persist despite better than expected US?economic growth Tags: NULLlast_img read more


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As such, insurance claims registered with the firm fell. Management decided to return the excess profit to investors. I think this trend could continue. The group has laid out plans to increase its combined ratio, a measure of insurance profitability, in the years ahead by cutting costs and improving pricing. I think this could lead to higher profits and more significant shareholder returns. Of course, there’s a risk the group may miss the target. In that situation, management may have to reduce shareholder payouts.Also, there have been some reports that the number of road accidents has increased as consumers have started to drive more frequently. This could also weigh on profits. Despite these risks, I’d still buy the firm for my portfolio of dividend stocks. Dividend stocks on offer As well as Direct Line, I’d also buy Plus500 (LSE: PLUS) and M&G (LSE: MNG). Both of these companies are currently dividend champions with yields of 7.5%. Over the past year, Plus has benefited from a surge in demand for its trading services. This has translated into high-profit growth. With profits expanding rapidly, the company has been able to return money to investors and go on the acquisition trail. According to its first-quarter trading update, revenues for the three months to the end of March were up 121% compared to the previous quarter. The number of active customers using the group’s platforms has leapt to 269,743. For the same period last year, 194,024 customers were using the platforms. Surging activity on its trading platforms has sent Plus500’s profits skyrocketing. But this might not last. The average revenue per user was $753 in the first quarter, down 52% from the $1,632 in the same period a year ago.So some of the company’s pandemic windfall is receding, which could negatively impact the dividend. However, I’d buy the company for my portfolio of dividend shares based on its growth potential. M&G also offers a dividend yield of 7.5% and has also benefited from a pandemic windfall. Rising stock markets have lifted the group’s assets under management. As a result, management fees have also increased. M&G has also been buying growth with bolt-on acquisitions. It acquired Ascentric and its 95,000 customers in September. It also helped the company diversify into wealth management. I think these initiatives could help support M&G’s dividend payout, and they’re the primary reasons why I’d buy it for my portfolio of dividend stocks. That said, stock markets can fall as well as rise. If markets do suddenly go into reverse, M&G’s asset base could slide. This would hit management fees and group profits. In this situation, the company’s dividend may prove to be unsustainable.  Enter Your Email Address 3 dividend stocks with 7% yields to buy Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. 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first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/517290/wooden-house-cm-bruno-vanbesien-christophe-meersman Clipboard 2011 Wooden House CM / Bruno Vanbesien + Christophe Meersman Architects: Bruno Vanbesien, Christophe Meersman Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses, Renovation•Asse, Belgium “COPY” Year:  ArchDaily Houses photographs:  Tim Van de VeldePhotographs:  Tim Van de VeldeSave this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusText description provided by the architects. This new house was built on an open lot in between two houses dating from the second half of the twentieth century. It is the result of the successful cooperation between the architect and the owner, an architect- assistant himself.Save this picture!SectionAlthough the facade seems to suggest that behind its afromosia panelling only two storeys are hidden, in reality this is a far bigger house. The big window in front, evenly balanced between the two ground floor and the first floor, complicates an unambiguous reading of the layout even more. From the start the design-team opted for a discrete facade, harmoniously linked with the neighbouring houses. This can further be seen in the camouflaging of both the front door and the garage. The placing of the front window proves to be more than an aesthetically pleasing solution. The large window placed on a pedestal brings the rooms on both ground- and first floor a combination of much welcomed privacy and luxurious reclusion from the street.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeThe wooden panelling in tropical hardwood decorates the front facade but also covers the roof and the back of the house thus creating harmony and unity in the use of materials. The same discreetness and reservedness is not to be found in the back of the house. There the architect has chosen to pursue a maximum of transparency and flexibility and to give free expression to the personality of the owner. The large windows on the ground but also on the first floor can be opened up wide so that the transition between in/out becomes blurred. This playful treatment of in- and outside is best witnessed in the use of the terrace next to the bedroom on the second floor. There the glass door can slide away to make room for the bed which can be rolled outside to sleep under the stars. The natural stone floor composed of basalt tiles in the different rooms as well as the terraces outside maximise this effect even more. Photographs Belgiumcenter_img 2011 “COPY” Year:  Wooden House CM / Bruno Vanbesien + Christophe MeersmanSave this projectSaveWooden House CM / Bruno Vanbesien + Christophe Meersman Projects Area:  220 m² Area:  220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/517290/wooden-house-cm-bruno-vanbesien-christophe-meersman Clipboard Save this picture!© Tim Van de Velde+ 32 Share Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeInside one cannot but notice the metal staircase. Its construction is kept light to bring a maximum of light from the light shaft directly above the staircase to the storeys below. The aluminium frame of the light shaft is hid between plaster so that only the glass remains visible making it a very decorative element in the house. All interior elements (kitchen, bathroom, lighting, furniture) were designed with the architecture in mind. The strict alignment of the furniture, the inventiveness of the design and the use of selected materials further accentuate the architecture and gives it extra luster.Save this picture!© Tim Van de VeldeProject gallerySee allShow lessEmerging Practices in India: Abin Design StudioInterviewsLonberg-Holm: The Forgotten Architect, RememberedMisc Share CopyAbout this officeBruno VanbesienOfficeFollowChristophe MeersmanOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationAsseHousesRefurbishmentRenovationBelgiumPublished on June 20, 2014Cite: “Wooden House CM / Bruno Vanbesien + Christophe Meersman” 20 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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first_img Year:  photographs:  Lin HoPhotographs:  Lin HoContractor:SG Aluminium / Dexone AluminiumDesign Team:Chipik Alsi Tuinti, Rafal Kapusta, Stephanie Gunawan, Darmaganda NjooLocal Architect:I-Wen FooCity:Kuala LumpurCountry:MalaysiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lin HoRecommended ProductsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. OOZN’s Bukit Pantai concept imagines three tiered lightweight residential pavilions floating over a verdant Kuala Lumpur hillside. The pavilions are clad in a flowing aluminium fabric skin that responds to changing light conditions. Perforations screen the interiors from the harsh tropical sun whilst the rippling geometry creates the impression of movement.Save this picture!DetailSave this picture!© Lin HoLocated on the side of a verdant hill in one of KL’s best established suburbs OOZN’s Bukit Pantai concept seeks to screen and refresh a 1960’s hillside home. The house takes the form of three tiered living spaces which cascade down the hillside towards the centre of KL. The predominantly glazed Northern facade offers spectacular views towards the City whilst the Northern pavilion is overlooked by the street. Originally conceived as an office area the client wished to convert the Northern pavilion into the homes master suite increasing the need for privacy. As a collector of contemporary art and design the owner also wished for the highly visible Northern entrance pavilion to act as an extension of his art collection whilst blending with the existing street and landscapes. The house sits in a quiet Cul-de-sac comprising individual modernist villas dating from the 1960’s.Save this picture!DetailOOZN’s concept takes the idea of a soft bedroom curtain enveloping the interior space and transposes it to the pavilion exterior with a flowing aluminium fabric skin. The flowing skin is then perforated to transmit light to the interior whilst the perforation pattern density follows the layout of the existing windows. The design plays on the idea of a metallic material more commonly perceived as hard and cold used as a lightweight fabric wrap. The entrance pavilion sits 3.5m above a simple lawn with a row of trees further screening the pavilion from the street. The combination of materials, form, reflectivity and landscape combine to create the impression that the pavilion is floating above the landscape. The external lighting design further enhances this effect at night time. The panels were fabricated in a specialist Guangzhou workshop. The first stage in the process handcrafts clay moulds, based on the architect’s 3D model, before using a pneumatic press to form 2.5mm aluminium sheets to the geometry of the mould. The pressed panels are then perforated and powder coated before shipping to site for installation.Save this picture!© Lin HoProject gallerySee allShow lessPeople’s Canopy / People’s Architecture OfficeSelected ProjectsOH8 Office / takaomi yoshimoto + associatesSelected Projects Share Area:  750 m² Area:  750 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Malaysia Architects: OOZN Area Area of this architecture project 2015 Save this picture!© Lin Ho+ 23 Share “COPY” Year:  “COPY” 2015 CopyAbout this officeOOZNOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKuala LumpurMalaysiaPublished on January 30, 2016Cite: “Bukit Pantai Residence / OOZN” 29 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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first_img Tagged with: fundraising events inspiration  124 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Bloodwise Prudential RideLondon mascot writes letter of encouragement to riders Advertisement  123 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 6 July 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 The six-year-old Prudential RideLondon mascot for Bloodwise has written a letter of encouragement to the 600 riders taking part in the event on 30th July.Daisy Williams from Birmingham is also a leukaemia patient and hopes her words of encouragement will spur the Prudential RideLondon riders on in their training and give a boost to their fundraising for the charity that helped save her life.The letter is one in a series of motivational messages from Daisy, who has embraced her role as Bloodwise team mascot since March and has been sharing her tips on fundraising, training and preparing for the big day.Daisy was chosen by the charity as the face of the event after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia on 1st February 2014. She had developed a limp and extreme pain in her bones in August 2013 shortly before her third birthday. Despite showing several signs of childhood cancer, Daisy was misdiagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a condition that affects the nerves. By the time she was diagnosed with leukaemia her blood counts were so low that she almost died before treatment could start.She underwent two and a half years of treatment, lost her hair twice and had to be fed through a tube for nine months before completing treatment in August 2016. She is now in remission.Bloodwise has the largest charity team at this year’s Prudential RideLondon, taking place on Sunday 30th July.Matt Lawley, head of sports at Bloodwise, said:“Daisy’s story highlights the need to find less toxic treatments for blood cancer, as the side-effects she experienced are sadly all too common. We rely on fundraisers like those taking part in Prudential RideLondon to enable us to continue to fund the research into the disease which is the fifth most common and third biggest cancer killer.”Birmingham is central to Bloodwise’s work, with £20million invested by the charity in 32 different blood cancer research projects and clinical drugs trials in the city, which help speed up access to new treatments for patients with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more


first_img August 7, 2020 Find out more to go further QatarMiddle East – North Africa Organisation QatarMiddle East – North Africa News Follow the news on Qatar Receive email alerts News News January 23, 2020 Find out morecenter_img RSF denounces Malaysia’s harassment of Al Jazeera journalists News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders today condemned a three-year jail sentence in absentia against journalist Amal Eisa, formerly of the Qatari daily al-Sharq, for “defamation”, on the basis of a complaint from the Hamad public hospital in Doha.“This extremely harsh penalty, even though partly linked to the absence of the journalist from the trial hearing, sends a dangerous signal to all journalists in the emirate”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. The Qatari authorities have made promises to defend press freedom. This should be achieved through serious legal reform, resulting in the decriminalisation of press offences in the country”.Jordanian national, Amal Eisa, was sentenced in absentia to three years in prison on 22 May 2008. Her editor was fined 20,000 rials (about 3,500 euros). The Hamad hospital laid a complaint against the newspaper after it carried an article on 9 July 2005 about a mistake in which a living patient was sent to the morgue and that the error was only realised when the patient he woke up.The hospital authorities immediately denied the incident had taken place and sued the paper. Eisa left Qatar several months ago. Jail sentences are provided for in cases of press offences under Qatari press law. Moreover the law includes criminal penalties for offences such as “damage to state integrity” or “damage to religions”.Qatar is ranked in 79th place out of 169 countries in Reporters Without Borders latest annual press freedom index published in October 2007. RSF_en Change to “fake news” law poses new threat to Qatar’s journalists June 23, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist sentenced to three years in prison in absentia Unacceptable call for Al Jazeera’s closure in Gulf crisis June 28, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more


first_img News March 8, 2017 Find out more News RSF_en Receive email alerts Follow the news on North Macedonia “This large-scale spying on journalists constitutes a massive assault on media freedom, threatening every aspect of the rule of law,” said Christian Mihr, executive director of Reporters Without Borders Germany. “If the government’s professed desire to join the European Union means anything, those responsible for this massive assault on the fundamental rights of Macedonian journalists and all citizens must be identified and brought to justice without delay.”At a press conference on 25 February, opposition leader Zaev played six audio recordings to demonstrate the extent of government spying on the media. According to Zaev, those wiretapped included both the editors of pro-government media and critical journalists like the deceased former editor of Fokus magazine, Nikola Mladenov. Such practices violate Macedonia’s constitution and laws, as well as the international standards and laws to which it is bound. They also violate the rights and freedoms of journalists, and call into question such basic principles as media freedom, protection of journalists’ sources and the basic rights of Macedonian citizens in general.Zaev’s accusations are the fourth in a series of disclosures since early February in a major scandal allegedly involving the wiretapping of more than 20,000 people in this small country with a population of some two million. According to Zaev, who was charged last month with plotting to bring down the government, the operation was ordered and commanded by Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and Gruevski’s cousin Saso Mijalkov, the head of the State Security Service. The prime minister’s response has been to accuse Zaev of being used by a foreign intelligence service, which he claimed was itself behind the wiretaps. He declined to name this intelligence service but said the Macedonian intelligence services knew the answer to this question. Gruevski did not deny the authenticity of the recordings. Media freedom has declined dramatically in recent years in Macedonia, whose ranking in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index has fallen from 34th in 2009 to 117th in the 2015 index. An interim EU report in October on Macedonia’s candidacy criticized the media situation, including the misuse of defamation laws and the fact that the state places almost no advertising in independent news media. Reporters Without Borders and Civil have also condemned the conviction of Macedonian journalist Tomislav Kezarovski, who was sentenced on appeal in mid-January to two years in prison for allegedly revealing the identity of a protected witness in an article published in 2008. Having already spent several months in prison and more than a year under house arrest, Kezarovski has been spared the remaining prison time since the appeal ruling on health grounds. Sinister threat to Macedonian journalist and his family Journalists repeatedly attacked in Macedonian political crisis North MacedoniaEurope – Central Asia Outspoken columnist threatened, his car torched News Help by sharing this information to go further May 29, 2015 Find out more North MacedoniaEurope – Central Asia Organisation February 27, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Large-scale illegal wiretapping of journalists in Macedonia Reporters Without Borders and Civil-Centre for Freedom strongly condemn the illegal wiretapping of journalists in Macedonia and demand immediate measures to restore justice and the rule of law. According to opposition leader Zoran Zaev, the Macedonian government illegally eavesdropped on some 100 journalists in order to cement control over the media. News April 22, 2015 Find out morelast_img read more


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Critics claim the current cleanup plan for the site will not remove all the toxic chemicals.The fight was led by District 4 Incumbent Gene Masuda.Although Masuda was on the right side of that issue — according to many District 4 residents — the incumbent still faces three challengers, Joe Baghdadlian, Charlotte Bland and Kevin Wheeler.Residents have been fighting mansionization, an increase in residential burglaries and new developments.The residents also successfully staved off the “road diet” which would repave Orange Grove Boulevard east of Lake Avenue, where a “road diet” reducing traffic lanes to one lane each way, augmented by a center two-way turn lane.East Pasadena including the neighborhoods of Upper Hastings Ranch, Lower Hastings Ranch, Daisy-Villa, Eaton Blanche, East Eaton Wash, Eaton Canyon Wash, East Orange Grove, Fox Ridge/Canyon Close, Loma Vista, Sierra Madre Villa, and Victory Rose.Incumbent Gene MasudaFirst elected: Voters in District 4 elected Masuda in 2012For the past 8-1/2 years, I have been building relationships and working closely with my residents to solve some big issues together. I have walked my district at least five times to find out what are the real concerns and questions residents have on their minds. This has resulted in successful collaborations focused on solutions. The feedback of residents matter because they are directly impacted by decisions made by the council. This effort requires a temperament that is responsive, patient, proactive and respectful of differences. I will continue to protect our neighborhoods and promote safety. With the support and guidance of my outstanding Field Rep. Noreen Sullivan, she will provide quality city services by connecting residents with city staff professionals to help solve their residential issues.I serve on the City of Pasadena’s Legislative Policy Committee and represent Pasadena on the Gold Line Construction Authority and Gold Line Joint Powers Authority. I have supported the highest level of responsibility with your tax dollars by building a healthy “rainy day reserve” and balancing our city budget every year since I joined the council. Challenges ahead include solutions for the homeless, affordable housing, protecting the character of our neighborhoods, fighting high density developments and protecting our open space. Please visit genemasuda.com to see the most important endorsements that really matter the most – the residents.“For the past 8-1/2 years,” Masuda said. “I have been building relationships and working closely with my residents to solve some big issues together. I have walked my district at least five times to find out what are the real concerns and questions residents have on their minds. This has resulted in successful collaborations focused on solutions.”Joe BaghdadlianCurrently serves as an advisory board member to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (Temple Station)Our district needs much more attention than what it’s getting right now from our city council person. We have a lot of issues created by our councilmen and we have to bring the city back to the people. Right now the city is far away from the people and we love getting the help we need for our constituents, down here, They’re all complaining about this and that and the other. I am running to solve those issues. They are very important. There’s the crime issue, there’s the homelessness issue, the space bank issue and Eaton Canyon park golf course issue and Street Diet and on and on, I mean nine years this person was in the city council and in my opinion and a lot of other people with me, I say enough is enough. It’s time for change and I am the person who can bring the change.“I am the person who can do everything the way it should be done correctly for the people. I’m going to help my constituents and my beloved city of Pasadena.”Charlotte BlandCurrently sits on the Commission on the Status of WomenAs a businesswoman, wife, mother and grandmother, I know that our city can do better and I’m running for city council to bring people together and create positive change that strengthens our communities. I have decades of experience in business and nonprofit organizations, I have helped assist communities and implement strategies to solve problems.One of the big issues that we have in District 4 is that we have environmental issues, and I’m running on environmental justice. One of the things that is happening in District 4 is we have the Southern California Edison easement that runs along back of many neighbor’s yard. I am willing to ask that the city of Pasadena and Southern California Edison give us a much deserved environmental health study so that we can have peace of mind that the easement on the back of our properties is not affecting the health of the neighborhoods that we live in. My current belief is that we should live in a city that is progressive and that has development that is smart and safe, builds affordable housing, combats and protects the climate. Pasadena is a special place and it has hundreds of years of history behind it, and we just need to make sure that we maintain the character of our city, as we contemplate major developments projects.“I plan to work with other councilmembers,” Bland said. “Running a local government successfully is hard work. City officials know that it requires serious commitment, time and knowledge on the part of the local officials and staff as well as community members. Local policy making is also a collaborative activity.”Kevin WheelerPro East PasadenaI guess if I have a campaign slogan, it’s from East Pasadena for East Pasadena. And I’m running to oppose the rezoning of East Pasadena and because it creates more traffic and it blocks mountain views, less traffic and better amount of views, is what I would consider progress. So I guess first and foremost, it’s all, about the rezoning for increased densities is why I’m running. I graduated from Pasadena High School. I want to improve our public schools and improve them through empowering the teachers specifically and the whole way through. I’d like to see Hamilton Park restored back to the level of quality that it was when I played there when I played little league in the seventies and eighties.“I’d like to see East Pasadena, in terms of the homeless problem, focus on first time homeless seniors,” Wheeler said. “I’m opposed to the road diet, as it as it is now. I would restripe Sierra Madre Villa, back to how it was, I would be open to trying bicycle lanes. Put the bicycle routes on streets that cut through the city that aren’t heavily traveled.” Uncategorized A Final Look: The District 4 Race Baghdadlian, Bland, Masuda, Wheeler fighting for council seat By DAVID CROSS and ANDRÉ COLEMAN Published on Monday, March 2, 2020 | 4:45 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more


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first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleValue for money ratings softening in North WestNext articleHarps 17s set for Derry cup derby News Highland Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Public toilets at Malin Head have officially been opened today.The opening of the facility is part of a wider project to target the area.Local Councillor Martin McDermott says this is just the beginning of a bigger plan:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/mcdermottmalinweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, the official opening of the Rathmullan public conveniences, changing rooms and information hub is to take place this evening at Rathmullan Pier.Cllr Liam Blaney says the work has been 20 years in the planning…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/liamb5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Pinterest Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Public facilities open today at popular Donegal destinations Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – June 1, 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more