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October’s mortgage approvals lowest since Feb

first_imgMonday 29 November 2010 4:44 am alison.lock Share whatsapp whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Show Comments ▼ October’s mortgage approvals lowest since Feb THE number of mortgage approvals in Britain fell to its lowest in eight months in October, but mortgage lending rose twice as fast as expected, according to official data released today.The Bank of England said mortgage approvals numbered 47,185 in October, down from 47,369 in September. This is the lowest level since February 2010, but broadly in line with analysts’ forecasts for a reading of 47,000.Net mortgage lending, however, rose twice as fast as expected, by £963m last month, the biggest rise since August.Still, the figures are likely to reinforce the view that Britain’s housing market remains fragile, as mortgage approvals are running at around half their long-run average rate of 90,000 since April 1993.Net consumer credit rose by £287m in October, in line with forecasts.Broad M4 money supply growth was 0.7 per cent in October, but the annual rate fell sharply to -0.7 per cent – the lowest since the series began in 1983.Separate figures showed the BoE’s preferred money supply gauge – M4 excluding intermediate other financial corporations – rose 2.9 per cent on an annualised basis in the three months to October, compared with growth of 2.5 per cent in the previous three month period. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Siemens beats forecasts

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Siemens, Europe’s biggest engineering conglomerate, beat forecasts for its first-quarter profit helped by robust demand in fast-growing emerging economies.Net profit from continuing operations – which exclude units planned to be spun off – rose 17 per cent to 1.79bn euros (£1.5bn) in the quarter, beating the average forecast of 1.47bn euros in a Reuters poll.Like most peers in Germany’s capital goods industry, Siemens relies heavily on exports of manufactured goods to China, Brazil, India and Russia to power growth, profiting from aggressive infrastructure investment in those countries.Siemens and steelmaker ThyssenKrupp have also benefited from emerging economies’ appetite for German luxury cars, high-end engineering machinery and industrial equipment.Latest data showed German manufacturing orders grew at their fastest rate in 10 months in November, rising far more than economists expected mainly due to strong demand from outside the euro zone for durable goods.“Orders and revenue grew in all regions, particularly in emerging markets,” Chief Executive Peter Loescher said on Tuesday, referring to the company’s first quarter to end-December.Siemens said emerging markets grew significantly faster than orders overall, at 31 percent, and accounted for around a third of total orders for the quarter.It said quarterly order intake – an indicator of future sales – rose 160 per cent from India and 49 per cent from China.Overall new orders rose, partly thanks to supply gas turbines for GS Electric power plant in South Korea, a rolling mill for China’s steelmaker Xiangtan Iron, a wellhead compression solution for Russia’s Technogarant, and transmission technology for power grids in Brazil and Paraguay.China, where Siemens generated nearly 8 percent of group revenues last year, in 2009 vaulted past the United States into pole position as buyer of German engineering products.Siemens, whose products range from steam turbines and fast trains to hearing aids and light bulbs, made around 30 percent of sales in emerging markets last year and has been increasingly making lower-priced products to suit demand.Its bread and butter Industry Sector, which makes equipment that large companies use to run factories and automation gear to help industrial plants run smoothly, posted an increase of 22 per cent in quarterly profit.Siemens reiterated its forecast of a 25 per cent to 35 per cent growth in profit from continuing operations for fiscal year to September 30, 2011, “clear growth” in order intake and “moderate” organic revenue growth. Siemens beats forecasts More From Our Partners Florida 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.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Sharecenter_img John Dunne by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads whatsapp Tags: NULL Tuesday 25 January 2011 3:11 amlast_img read more

Joe Launchbury: How to spoil opposition lineout ball

first_img The Northampton Saints flanker explains how to stop… The Wasps and England lock offers tips on disrupting your opponents’ set-piece Full stretch: Joe Launchbury challenges at a Fiji lineout (Getty Images) Expand “After that, it’s about the cues I’m picking up. I’ll always go with the first movement of the opposition before the ball is thrown.“Invariably that movement is heading roughly towards where the ball’s going to go, and if they dummy and go over me I’ll watch it. So if you run with that first movement and the hooker lets go of the ball, you are roughly in the right spot.”MORE SKILLS ADVICE… Joe Launchbury: How to spoil opposition lineout ball England lock Joe Launchbury made his Test debut against Fiji in 2012 and has gone on to win more than 60 caps and play in two World Cups.Here he explains how to disrupt opposition lineout ball…Numbers game“Coming into the lineout, the most basic thing is to pick up the numbers early. Then pick up the formation they’re in. From the team they picked before the game, you’ll get a good understanding of their shape.“Most sides operate with a primary jumping back-row, so put less attention on the other back-rows.”Eye on nine“If you pay more attention to the second-rows and jumping back-row, then you look at the ‘plus one’ – where the nine stands.“If it’s a forward at nine it’s likely they’re going to drive, so you must talk about whether we have to get up and compete for the ball or we must stop the drive.”First act Every month Rugby World features advice from professional players and coaches on specific skills. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Cory Hill: How to catch in a lineout Collapse Expand The Wales lock gives his tips for getting… Sarah Hunter: How to control the ball at No 8 Jamie Gibson: How to defend a maul Cory Hill: How to catch in a lineout Sarah Hunter: How to control the ball at No 8 Jamie Gibson: How to defend a maul The England Women’s captain gives her tips for… LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS At your fingertips“It’s rare to get a double-handed steal in the lineout. A little fingertip tap might be enough and just putting pressure on them by jumping in front helps.“You cannot risk going across or taking the ball out their hands now. If they catch it but it’s not clean, good job. Get some disruption and we might be able to pressure their nine.”This article originally appeared in the December 2019 edition of Rugby World magazine. last_img read more

Archbishop of Cape Town calls for replacement of South African…

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME 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 Anglican Communion, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit an Event Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Posted Jan 2, 2018 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Hopkinsville, KY 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Submit a Press Release Rector Bath, NC Archbishop of Cape Town calls for replacement of South African President Jacob Zuma Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] The archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, has called on South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma to be replaced, and for a “carefully targeted cabinet reshuffle.”  Thabo, the primate of Southern Africa, made his comments during a sermon at the Christmas Eve midnight mass in Saint George’s Cathedral, Cape Town. He said that Zuma and his “cohorts of corruption” had been acting as if the South African treasury was their personal property. Thabo’s comments follow the election last month of South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, as the new leader of the African National Congress. Ramaphosa is widely expected to be the next president of South Africa after the country’s general election in 2019.Read the entire article here. Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Job Listing Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Faith & Politics Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Africa, Press Release Service Featured Jobs & Calls New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Possibly rugby’s most brutal tackler of all time tells a story of life lessons and regret

first_imgFriday Mar 6, 2020 Possibly rugby’s most brutal tackler of all time tells a story of life lessons and regret In his day, he was arguably the most brutal tackler in rugby, and clearly one of the most popular players off the field. Now, learn more about Trevor Leota in the latest Oceans Apart series segment. ADVERTISEMENTFollowing on from the insightful piece on Rupeni Caucaunibuca, former Samoan second row Dan Leo has put together another fascinating short documentary film, this time following countryman and fellow former Wasps forward, Leota.As Director of the Pacific Rugby Players Welfare Organisation, Leo is striving to help out pacific rugby players who need some assistance when their careers come to an end.In the case of Leota, the barnstorming hooker speaks openly about a failed marriage and lack of financial education, leading to some troublesome times.The video has proved popular, and has got the support of a number of players, including Lima Sopoaga who tweeted:“Thank you for sharing your story Trevor. A reminder to all us rugby players to think about the future.”ADVERTISEMENTOn the field, Leota had a stellar career and achieved great things with Wasps, including nine major trophies and over 200 club appearances. In this next phase of his life, he would like to help out young people of Pacific Island heritage in Sydney, where he now resides.To support Trevor’s goal to help young Pacific Islanders, please visit the Just Giving pageIn this amusing outtake from the video, which featured as a preview, Leota and James Haskell recall the time they came to blows. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error documentary Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO ‘They don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow,… 38 WEEKS AGO How do you perform when blind in one eye?… 48 WEEKS AGO Sexton’s half-time speech helped turn the… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Shack in the Rocks / Sean Godsell Architects

first_img “COPY” Surf to City Concreting Year:  “COPY” Interior Architects: Save this picture!Courtesy of Sean Godsell Architects+ 51Curated by Hana Abdel Share Projects Concrete Contractor: ArchDaily CopyHouses•Australia Sean Godsell Architects Area:  102 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Australiacenter_img Shack in the Rocks / Sean Godsell ArchitectsSave this projectSaveShack in the Rocks / Sean Godsell Architects Structural Engineering: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Sean Godsell Architects Area Area of this architecture project OPS Engineers Shack in the Rocks / Sean Godsell Architects Houses 2021 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Principal In Charge:Sean GodsellProject Team:Sean Godsell, Hayley FranklinClients:Earl Carter, Wanda TuckerFurniture And Joinery:Fred GanimLandscape:Brent KahleArchitects:Sean Godsell ArchitectsBuilding Surveyor:Nelson McDermottGeneral Contractor :R+B KahleSteel Contractor:Architectural SteelCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Sean Godsell ArchitectsRecommended ProductsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsText description provided by the architects. The site is in country Victoria approximately one hour’s drive west of Melbourne. A previous scheme for this site was shelved due to cost. In reappraising the problem we suggested to our client that they might consider a simple farm shed to provide rudimentary accommodation on a different part of the site from the previous scheme. They had already erected a large machinery shed with solar panels and rainwater collection tanks uphill from where we agreed a very simple adaptation of a hayshed might occur.Save this picture!Courtesy of Sean Godsell ArchitectsIn our discussions we noted the primary requirement in rural and outback Australia for shelter – a roof parasol that provides some shade and protection from the rain as well as a place to enjoy outdoor activities – cooking, eating and engaging with and framing the spectacular landscape that exists on this particular site.Save this picture!Courtesy of Sean Godsell ArchitectsSave this picture!Section and DetailsSave this picture!Courtesy of Sean Godsell ArchitectsSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!Courtesy of Sean Godsell ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of Sean Godsell ArchitectsIn the end we adapted a hayshed structure and modified it by including a translucent roofing material for light and adapting some industrial walkway grating to make a louvre for shade. Two translucent ‘sheds’ are positioned to the east end of a monolithic concrete plinth – one shed for cooking and eating and the other for sleeping and ablutions.Save this picture!Courtesy of Sean Godsell ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of Sean Godsell ArchitectsTwo houses by Riken Yamamoto and Field Shop – Yamakawa Cottage (1976) and the Ishii house (1977) – disassemble conventional residential programmes and then reassemble them in a highly creative way. I remember being intrigued by these projects as a young architect. In the case of the Yamakawa Cottage the functional programme is distributed in an ordered and logical way across a single level timber platform.Save this picture!Courtesy of Sean Godsell ArchitectsSave this picture!Section and DetailsSave this picture!Courtesy of Sean Godsell ArchitectsThis highly poetic scattering of spaces is controlled by a large shallow gable roof which shelters not only the rooms but the outdoor or ‘other’ space in the building. This ‘other’ space is intriguing to me and I certainly had the Yamakawa Cottage in mind when I designed this shack in the rocks. Save this picture!Courtesy of Sean Godsell ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessBuilding Wonder: Global Aquariums Capture a Blue WorldArticlesFoster + Partner’s Power Station Master Plan in San Francisco Breaks GroundArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeSean Godsell ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSean Godsell ArchitectsSean GodsellSteel FrameOn FacebookSteel HousesAustraliaPublished on June 10, 2021Cite: “Shack in the Rocks / Sean Godsell Architects” 10 Jun 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Journalists’ work hampered by abusive prosecutions and arrests

first_img Reporters Without Borders is relieved that Zied El Heni, the president of the National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT), was freed on September 16 after three days in detention, but regrets that bail was demanded for his release and calls for the withdrawal of all the charges against him.After being summoned before a judge in the Tunis district of Bab Bnet on 13 September, Heni was arrested for accusing the public prosecutor of fabricating evidence to justify Astrolab TV cameraman Mourad Meherzi’s arrest for filming an egg being thrown at culture minister Mehdi Mabrouk.Amid angry protests from his lawyers and a major police presence outside the court, Heni was transferred to Monarguia prison, where he remained in pre-trial detention until bail of 2,000 dinars (about 1,000 euros) was paid after being raised by contributions from members of the public outside the Ban Bnet court. His trial is due to start on 24 September.The charges against Heni stem from a live interview he gave to Nessma TV on 28 August, in which he displayed a copy of official report showing that, contrary to the public prosecutor’s claims, Meherzi refused to sign a document confessing to complicity with Nasreddine Shili, the filmmaker who threw the egg at the culture minister.The judge ordered Heni held on 13 September under article 128 of the criminal code. According to this article, a sentence of two years in prison and a fine of 120 dinars (60 euros) can be passed on “anyone who, in a public address, in the media or by other means of publicity, makes accusations against a public official or accuses him of illegal activities in connection with his work, without establishing the truth of these allegations.”“Placing Zied El Heni in pre-trial detention was completely unjustified and was done with the aim of silencing criticism of the proceedings against Mourad Meherzi,” Reporters Without Borders said. “There has been disturbing increase in prosecutions of journalists and public figures, and this just took the already considerable tension up another notch.”“As if by chance, the prosecutor responsible for the charges against Shili and Meherzi and the complaint against Heni has just been awarded a major promotion within the Court of Cassation, Tunisia’s highest court. His zeal has clearly been rewarded. Those who defend media freedom will inevitably see this as a provocation.”In a separate development, a complaint brought on behalf of the president against Express FM journalist Zouhair El Jiss in connection with a March interview with Lebanese political commentator Salam Zahran was finally withdrawn on the morning of 13 September. The president’s defamation suit against Zahran nonetheless still stands.Jiss was released after appearing before a judge on 13 September but a new judicial summons is still pending. Reporters Without Borders urges the judge to respond appropriately to the complaint’s withdrawal by dismissing all the proceedings against Jiss.The case constitutes yet another example of the way judicial procedure is abused when politicians and public figures want to intimidate journalists. Jiss is still facing charges under:- Article 128 of the criminal code (the one being used against Heni).- Article 86 of the telecommunications law, under which “knowingly causing prejudice to another person or disturbing their peace via the public telecommunications networks is punishable by imprisonment for one to two years and a fine of 100 to 1,000 dinars.”- Article 57 of Decree-Law No. 115 on media freedom, under which “any form of attack on the dignity of another person, term of contempt or insult not involving a specific allegation” is punishable by a fine of 500 to 1,000 dinars.“This prosecution of both Jiss and his guest, who made serious allegations against the president during the interview, is very similar to the prosecution of Meherzi, who is due to appear before a judge on 23 September,” Reporters Without Borders said. Reporters Without Borders reminds Tunisians that:- Freedom of information constitutes one of the foundations of a democracy.- The exclusive character of Tunisia’s press law must be accepted. Reference must be made its articles and its articles alone when trying media cases.- Articles in the criminal code or other laws that conflict with the articles of the new press law are no longer valid. This is established in article 79 of the press law, which repeals “all previous legal provisions that conflict with this law, from the date that it takes effect.”- The criminal code must be revised and amended in order to bring it into compliance with international standards.- As public figures, government officials must accept media coverage of the public events in which they take part, and must accept criticism.- Judges must act as guarantors of the judicial system’s independence and must heed international standards, especially as regards defamation, so that a balance can be found between the individual’s right to dignity and privacy on the one hand, and freedom of expression on the other, above all in connection with public figures and matters of public interest.Reporters Without Borders declares its support for the National Union of Tunisian Journalists, which has called for a strike by all the media on September 17 in protest against judicial harassment of journalists. TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation RSF_en News Help by sharing this information News November 12, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disordercenter_img News to go further Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” September 17, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists’ work hampered by abusive prosecutions and arrests Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Follow the news on Tunisia News December 26, 2019 Find out more November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Only at Descanso/The Rise Gala Raises $275,000 for Garden

first_imgGatherings Only at Descanso/The Rise Gala Raises $275,000 for Garden Annual benefit includes sneak preview of new Halloween event Article by Descanso Gardens | Photography by MARTHA BENEDICT Published on Thursday, October 2, 2014 | 1:21 pm Community News 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’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 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Illuminated by the bewitching glow of thousands of carved jack o’ lanterns, more than 250 supporters of Descanso Gardens gathered Saturday night to raise about $275,000 for the botanic garden’s programs.Guests at “The Rise,” this year’s edition of the “Only at Descanso” benefit, got a sneak peek of the Halloween extravaganza “RISE of the Jack O’ Lanterns,” which opens to the public on Oct. 3 and runs through Nov. 2. They also got a look at the new Oak Woodland, Descanso’s first major garden addition in 30 years, which opens to the public Nov. 15.“This year’s benefit raised the most we have ever made,” said Juliann Rooke, Descanso chief operating officer. “This year our event sold out, and we had many friends old and new attending. Guests were so excited to see ‘The RISE’ – it’s an amazing event! And it was wonderful to see many new supporters at the benefit.”The evening began with cocktails in the Oak Woodland. Guests watched waterfowl cavort in the lake – and admired the spooky Halloween display in the window of the Boddy Lodge. Hope Tschopik Schneider, chair of the Descanso board of trustees, presided over the donation paddle raise. She announced that longtime Descanso benefactors Heather Sturt Haaga and Paul Haaga – who were out of town for the evening – were matching all $5,000 donations dollar for dollar. “Just like ‘Orange is the New Black,’ five is the new ten,” she joked, referencing the hit Netflix series.Once darkness fell, the crowd took a short stroll to the adjacent Rose Garden, where a red drape was pulled back to reveal the illuminated “RISE.” The exhibit includes more than 5,000 artist-carved jack o’ lanterns in a dizzying array of themes and styles: celebrity faces, dinosaur skeletons, a tribute to LA sports teams, TV and movie characters, nursery rhymes.Dinner followed on The Promenade, where the candle-lit tables made a glowing serpentine trail under the oaks. The round tables were draped in pewter-colored crinkled taffeta tablecloths and set with coppery orange chargers and violet-tinged wine glasses. Keeping with the bewitching theme, the tables were illuminated by ivory pillar candles set in russet-colored iron candelabras.The dinner, prepared by Patina Catering, kept the Halloween vibe going beginning with a salad of wild greens, crisp roots, pumpkin and pumpkin seeds. The entrée was beef short ribs and beef medallions, served with heirloom pumpkin risotto and pancetta-wrapped asparagus.The dinner was capped off by handmade sweets to tempt any trick or treater’s palate: pumpkin pie with maple Chantilly, tiny candy bars and mini caramel apples.The evening ended with dancing in the Rose Pavilion and the invitation to take another stroll through “The RISE.” A cigar lounge drew guests who enjoyed a smoke and glass of port.The evening was coordinated by the 2014 benefit committee, including Elizabeth Gleason of San Marino, Gina Guerra and Hope Tschopik Schneider of La Cañada Flintridge; and Amy Lamb, Leah McCrary and Ann Murphy of Pasadena. The event was generously underwritten by Patina Restaurant Group, Typecraft Wood & Jones, Jacob Maarse Florists, Town & Country Event Rentals, and Z Valet & Shuttle Service.Funds raised at “Only at Descanso” will support programs and projects, from family friendly festivals and educational opportunities for school children to enriched horticultural displays and demonstration gardens to benefit the community.“The mission of the Gardens is to educate and inspire,” Rooke said. “The generosity of our benefactors who supported the gala help us to provide our community with experiences in the natural world.”About Descanso GardensEstablished as a public garden in 1953, Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, near the interchange of the 2 and 210 freeways. The Gardens are open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily except Christmas Day. Parking is free. Admission fees are $9 for adults; $6 for seniors and students; $4 for children 5 to 12, and free for members and children 4 and younger. For information, call (818) 949-4200 or visit Descanso Gardens is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDoes Giving Ultimatums In A Relationship Ever Work Out?HerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Subscribelast_img read more

From Covid to cork – bespoke and tailored to your taste

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NO FEE PIC L-R Conor Duggan, Conor Mulligan, and Neil O Reilly pictured at the launch of Ireland’s first “tailored to your taste” wine subscription company delivered nationwide.WHEN the hospitality sector was pounded by the pandemic, Conor Duggan, Neil O’Reilly & Conor Mulligan had to quickly turn their hands, expert noses for wine and entrepreneurial spirit to something else.The dynamic young entrepreneurs blended their combined 30 years working in the hospitality, bar and wine industry along with their passion for wine and was born – Ireland’s first “tailored to your taste” wine subscription company, delivered nationwide.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up provides a bespoke wine offering, tailored to individual tastes and conveniently and safely delivered straight to your door in a beautifully presented box – the ultimate treat!NO FEE PIC 11/01/2021 – Ireland’s first “tailored to your taste” wine subscription company delivered nationwide.The innovation that sets apart is a quick online questionnaire and a clever algorithm which provides the experts and sommeliers at with a guideline on individual taste preferences.This allows them to curate a personalised box of three bottles of top quality, highly regarded wine each month, changing with each delivery but still remaining true to the customer’s taste.The convenient and clever concept is contactless and, for an introductory price of €49 per month, the unique approach will ensure that wine lovers are surprised with new wines each month, including a mix of old favourites and exciting newcomers.All wines they are sure to love.  The box also contains tasting cards with intriguing information on vineyards, family run wine businesses, food pairing suggestions and flavours in the wine to identify.It is a great way to learn about a world of wines not available in supermarkets and local stores. Full-bodied or flinty, there is something inherently dignified and sophisticated about being a wine connoisseur.  Pleasurable lock-down learning if you will!The concept provides an element of surprise each month with new selections to enjoy.  It takes the experience of shopping for wine out of the mundane and into a more exciting space.Via the initial quiz and open dialogue inviting feedback each month, customers are guaranteed their newly discovered wines will be to their taste.  They become part of a wine tribe to trust.Managing Director Conor Duggan said: “Our aim is to create a brand new way of enjoying wine at home. We want to make the world of wine a less intimidating place, to expand your palate and to introduce fantastic, great value wine you won’t find in your local supermarket.“We are certain that once you take our wine quiz and receive your first contactless delivery, chosen specifically for you, you won’t be disappointed.” he also features a gift shop with clever options such as the “Netflix and Chill” Box, “Rosé Bubbles” Box and they partner with local Irish suppliers Dalkey Handmade Soaps, Irish Sock Society and Skellig Chocolates.There are also gift cards available for the subscription service – the gift that keeps on giving!  All are beautifully presented and delivered nationwide.A perfect corporate gift or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, occasion or just to say thank you. See or find on Facebook and Instagram. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSBox of WineKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Linkedin Printcenter_img LimerickNewsFrom Covid to cork – bespoke and tailored to your tasteBy Meghann Scully – January 11, 2021 143 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Advertisement Email Previous articleOn this day in 2020: Limerick claim pre season double in the Gaelic GroundsNext articleLimerick Post Show | Limerick Mental Health Meghann Scully Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener last_img read more

‘Be Safe, Drive Smart’ campaign offers tips to motorists

first_img Previous articleBioMed Realty Strengthens World-Class Platform with Promotions and Addition to its Senior Management TeamNext articleAbbott promises energy industry protection Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 Twitter Pinterest ‘Be Safe, Drive Smart’ campaign offers tips to motorists Facebook TxDOT logo AUSTIN The Texas Department of Transportation is reminding all drivers to take extra precautions when driving around trucks. Thousands of large trucks and tractor-trailers travel busy Texas highways every day. Weighing 20 times more than an average car, “big rigs” require more time to accelerate and decelerate and have large blind spots that other motorists need to be aware of to help avoid a potentially deadly crash. An 80,000-pound, loaded tractor-trailer going 65 mph can take as much as the length of a football field to come to a complete stop, which is why motorists should avoid driving too closely or swerving in front of a large truck, a news release said. Tractor-trailers and large trucks also have more and larger blind spots than passenger vehicles do. It’s important to try to stay out of these blind spots around the front, back and sides of trucks. A good rule of thumb for motorists to remember is that if they can’t see the truck driver in the truck’s side mirror, that truck driver can’t see them or their vehicle either. To help keep everyone safe on the road, TxDOT asks motorists to give trucks plenty of room and observe the following safety tips when driving around large trucks: Pass trucks safely by waiting until you can see both truck headlights in your rearview mirror before moving back into your lane. Pass a truck only when it’s legal and safe. Stay away from a truck’s “No Zones,” blind spot areas in which crashes are more likely to occur. No Zones include the blind spots along each side, the space up to 20 feet in front of the cab, and the area up to 200 feet behind the trailer. Maintain a safe following distance. Be sure you can see the driver in the truck’s side mirror. Never cross behind a truck that is backing up. Don’t squeeze between a truck and the curb. Trucks make wide right turns, and the driver may not see you. The release said “Be Safe. Drive Smart.” is a key component of #EndTheStreakTX, a broader social media and word-of-mouth effort that encourages drivers to make safer choices while behind the wheel such as wearing a seat belt, driving the speed limit, never texting and driving and never driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Nov. 7, 2000, was the last deathless day on Texas roadways. #EndTheStreakTX asks all Texans to commit to driving safely to help end the streak of daily deaths on Texas roadways.center_img Twitter Pinterest Local News Facebook WhatsApp TAGS  last_img read more