FTSE 100 shares: the Compass share price slips despite sales improvement

first_imgFTSE 100 shares: the Compass share price slips despite sales improvement Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. 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. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Compass Group and Hargreaves Lansdown. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Royston Wild | Wednesday, 12th May, 2021 | More on: CPG The Compass Group (LSE: CPG) share price has endured a rough couple of days. The leisure company hit 15-month peaks late last week but sunk quickly as broader risk appetite across stock markets evaporated. The FTSE 100 share has fallen in Wednesday trading too.At £15.20 per share, the Compass Group share price was last trading fractionally lower in midweek business. This is despite the release of half-year trading numbers that showed a marked improvement in trading in recent months.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…A FTSE 100 share that’s fighting backCompass — which provides outsourced food services to companies — announced that underlying revenues for the six months to March clocked in at £8.6bn. This was down a whopping 30.4% year on year as Covid-19 lockdowns persisted in its markets. Operating profit meanwhile slumped 64.5% on an underlying basis to £290m.However, the FTSE 100 firm’s performance in the first half of the new fiscal year is much improved compared with previous months. Underlying revenues at Compass ducked 44.3% and 34.1% in the third and fourth quarters of financial 2020 respectively. By comparison, underlying sales were down 33.7% in quarter one and 26.8% in quarter two of the current financial year.Operating margins at Compass have also continued to improve thanks to successful cost cutting. At 3.4% in the first half, this was down 330 basis points from the corresponding period a year earlier. But this rose 1.5% quarter on quarter to stand at 4.2% for the three months to March. Compass expects this figure to rise to between 4.5% and 5% in the third quarter, too.In other news Compass said that customer retention remained strong, at around 96%. Additionally, the proportion of new customers outsourcing for the first time rose to half of all new business wins. The company praised its “excellent pipeline of new business as well as significant market opportunities from first time outsourcing” too.What the analysts sayNeil Shah, director of research at Edison, reckons the FTSE 100 firm will keep making progress too. He says that “with vaccination programmes gathering pace and a desire from the firm’s clients for quality partners with health and safety expertise, supply chain resilience, and financial stability, the business will continue to bounce back”.Shah noted the company’s belief that margins will return to pre-pandemic levels, as well as its drive to become “a stronger more agile business with new client propositions”. Helped by a strong balance sheet he predicts that Compass “should continue to grow and recover, providing positive shareholder returns over time”.Meanwhile Steve Clayton, manager of the HL Select funds unit at Hargreaves Lansdown, said that “the most exciting thing in the statement… is the news that new business is picking up”. This was up around 20%, he noted, while the rate of new clients outsourcing for the first time has leapt from historical levels of approximately one-third to 50%. “That suggests that the future growth opportunity is getting stronger,” Clayton noted. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 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. 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Jonathan Davies breaks Welsh ranks

first_img Breaking away: Jonathan Davies, who made telling breaks against South Africa, will move to Clermont next seasonTHE WRU may soon be accused of building castles out of sand following the news that Jonathan Davies is to move to Clermont Auvergne next season.The French outfit today confirmed that the 37-cap centre, who has been ruled out for up to five months after damaging a pectoral muscle against South Africa last week, will sign a two-year deal in July, with an option of an extra year on top.This comes after assertions from the national set-up that leading players with contracts due to expire – Adam Jones, Alun Wyn Jones, Leigh Halfpenny, Sam Warburton and Davies – would be offered centralized contracts and more money would be freed up for regions to coax such players into staying. The offer had worked to keep Toby Faletau at the Dragons, however, the castle walls may be crumbling with Davies the first to opt-out.Will he follow suit?: Blues’ Leigh HalfpennyThe fear is that the others will follow suit, with Halfpenny already linked with a move to Toulon in previous months. It is also worth noting that Warburton has previously stated that he would wait until the issues between Heineken and the breakaway group proposing the European Champions Cup are resolved and Adam Jones told Rugby World in the November issue that “at the end of the day if teams are going to offer you stupid money to go out there and play in a pretty tough league where I can test myself against the best in the world every week, I should.” during the Heineken Cup pool 2 match between Cardiff Blues and Toulon at Cardiff Arms Park on October 19, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. Talking of the deal with Davies, Clermont sporting director Jean-Marc Lhermet said: “We are delighted to welcome Jonathan to the next season. His profile fits perfectly to the game we play and he will bring us a lot.“Despite his young age, he has a huge experience of top level matches and is one of the world’s best players in his position.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS How many other world-class players will leave Wales?To read about what makes Jonathan Davies tick, check out our exclusive interview with the centre in the December edition of Rugby World – out now!last_img read more

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Jóvenes Episcopales live out the Way of Love at Panama…

first_img Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Youth & Young Adults Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Province IX, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem 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 Bath, NC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID center_img Latin America, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Jóvenes Episcopales live out the Way of Love at Panama gathering ‘Let no one despise your youth’ Episcopal Youth Event, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET By Lynette WilsonPosted Jul 22, 2019 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ninety-six youths from Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States attended the first-ever Evento de Jóvenes Episcopales in Panama City, Panama. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Panama City] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry brought the Way of Love message to the first-ever Evento de Jóvenes Episcopales gathering of Latin American youth last week in what was a rousing celebration of Hispanic culture and youth empowerment.“Let no one despise your youth,” said Curry, referencing 1 Timothy during the July 18 opening Eucharist. “Follow Jesus and just love.”EJE19 brought 96 young people ages 16 to 26 from across Latin America and the Caribbean to Panama City for the gathering styled after the popular Episcopal Youth Event held every three years in the United States. Delegations and volunteers came from each of the seven Province IX dioceses and the Diocese of Cuba, as well as from Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala and Panama. EJE also included a six-member Spanish-speaking youth delegation from the United States, with participants from New York, Texas, Arizona and California.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaches in English and Dinorah Padro interprets his words in Spanish during the opening Eucharist of the Evento de Jóvenes Episcopales, held July 18-19 in Panama City, Panama. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceDuring the Eucharist’s readings, a young participant read the passage from 1 Timothy, to which the presiding bishop referred: “Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”It was a refrain repeated one way or another throughout the July 18-19 “Way of Love”-themed event held at the City of Knowledge, a former U.S. military base in Panama City that now serves as an NGO hub and conference facility, with theaters, auditoriums, classrooms and dormitory-style lodging.“The truth is, love is the key to everything, everything that matters to life and death. Love is the key,” said Curry. Citing an old Latin hymn, he continued: “‘Wherever true love is found, God himself is there because God is love.’“Jesus taught us that love is the key to everything. If you don’t know what to do, do what you think the loving thing is to do,” he said. “Oh, that’s a message for the world.“When the president of the United States and Congress of the United States are making policy about the border of the United States and deciding who gets in and who doesn’t, y’all need to stop, Mr. President, and you need to love. Love folks from El Salvador, love folks from Honduras, love folks from Nicaragua, love, love, love, love, love.”The presiding bishop preached these words as the United States continues its struggle to respond to the large number of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum. Migration, particularly economic migration, has long been characteristic of the region. However, forced migration is a more recent phenomenon.Archbishop Julio Murray, primate of the Anglican Province of Central America and bishop of the Diocese of Panama, welcomes youth delegates, volunteers and staff to the Evento de Jóvenes Episcopales held July 18-19 in Panama City, Panama. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News ServiceYouths expressed their own political concerns during the Eucharist, as evidenced in the prayers of the people, when they called for justice and peace in their own countries. They called out Colombia’s violent history of war and called for peace. They called for an end to corruption, poverty, injustice and environmental degradation in Honduras and called instead for a homeland built on unity, love and the common good. They prayed for the young people across Central America who find themselves caught up in gangs, and for the safety of women and girls, that they not become victims of violence. They also asked for peace in Puerto Rico and for freedom in Venezuela.From the opening Eucharist, it was clear the event was organized by youth for youth in their own cultural, linguistic, geographical and ministry contexts.“We just wanted to bring everyone together because this is the way Jesus wants it,” said Kenniane, 22, a planning team member from Puerto Rico. “We are not ashamed of what we are; we want to express the love he gave us.“Like the (presiding) bishop said, ‘God is love.’”Youth across Latin America are dealing with the same problems: corrupt governments, politics, immigration and racism, she said.On the conference’s second day, workshops were offered on how to live out the Way of Love, addressing the themes of racial reconciliation, evangelism, leadership and creation care.The event was intended to “show the young people that they are powerful and they have to be leaders in their communities,” said Byron, 23, a planning team member from Honduras.The Episcopal Church’s Faith Formation, Ethnic Ministries and Global Partnerships offices partnered with the Province IX EJE19 Planning Team to organize the event; a Constable Fund grant covered pre-conference planning, and in 2018, General Convention approved $350,000 for the event.“It is intended to affirm, invite, inspire and equip young people for claiming their baptism and discerning their place in the church,” said Bronwyn Clark Skov, director of formation, youth and young adult ministries in The Episcopal Church, on the first day of the conference.“Many people will compare this event with EYE. … The passion with which these young people affirm their baptism – they’re unashamed evangelists,” she said, adding that the youth are stepping into leadership roles, “and our greatest hope is that they continue to do that.”It was important to provide a culturally and socially appropriate context for the Spanish-speaking youth to talk about what affects them, said Glenda McQueen, program officer for Latin America.Latin American dioceses may be able to afford to send only one or two participants to conferences in the United States, and securing a travel visa is a challenge, even more so under the current administration, said McQueen.When McQueen attended the Global Episcopal Mission Network, or GEMN, Conference in the Dominican Republic earlier this year, she witnessed young adults in that diocese making and selling breakfast to fund their attendance, and it was the same for other dioceses, she said.“When I welcomed them the first night … this is a dream realized,” said McQueen, and others were simultaneously having the same thoughts. “My dream (now) is to see it continue.”Panama, which is part of the Anglican Province of Central America, was chosen to host the event for its location, low regional travel costs and less restrictive visa requirements.“The Diocese of Panama is very, very grateful for the opportunity given to us by the Ninth Province and by the presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church for hosting this event,” said Archbishop Julio Murray, bishop of the Diocese of Panama and the province’s primate.Holding the event in Panama created opportunity for more youth to attend.“Accessing visas is not the easiest thing, especially for young people, so having it in Latin America, it brings more people together from the region,” Murray said. “This region is going through lots of changes and challenges, and the young people know about these changes and challenges. And they have an opportunity to talk about them and also to come up with strategies of how they go back to their countries, and they become supportive or agents of transformation beginning with change.”The way the youth live out the call to follow Jesus impressed the presiding bishop.“They’ve actually come together to pray, to study the Bible, to study the way and the teachings of Jesus, so that they can actually live those teachings in their lives and help their countries, and all of our countries, to actually reflect what Jesus said when he said, ‘Love God, love your neighbor and love yourself,’” Curry told the Episcopal News Service on the second day. “They’re actually doing it; they’re not just talking about it. That’s inspiration.”“I remember being in Honduras two years ago, and it was the young people there, many of whom are here now, who wanted us to go out on the streets to do evangelism. These were Episcopal kids, and they dragged both (Honduras) Bishop Lloyd (Allen) and me, and they dragged two bishops out and we were out in the afternoon, sun hot as could be, with signs: ‘Honk if you love God,’ ‘Honk if you believe God loves you,’ and ‘Honk if you want a prayer.’ And we were doing that for a couple of hours,” said Curry. “That came from the young people; they actually are helping to lead the church back to being the church that looks like the way of Jesus and the way of his love.”– Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. 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Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Australia will resign

first_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET By Rachel FarmerPosted Dec 3, 2019 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing People Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Archbishop Philip Freier, primate of the Anglican Church of Australia. Photo: Diocese of Melbourne[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Melbourne, Philip Freier, has announced he will be resigning as primate of the Anglican Church of Australia in March, after almost six years in the role. Freier will remain archbishop of Melbourne, a post he took up in December 2006.The announcement from the primate’s office on Nov. 25 said Freier will step down on March 31, 2020, before his term was due to expire, and will not seek re-election.Read the full article here. Rector Knoxville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest 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 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Anglican Communion, Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR 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 Tampa, FL center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Press Release Tags Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Submit a Job Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Australia will resign Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Hopkinsville, KY last_img read more

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New International Foundation Directory

Advertisement Howard Lake | 24 May 2000 | News  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. This year’s edition of the International Foundation Directory is now available. It details 1,450 institutions in over 100 countries. A biannual publication the Directory will from now on appear annually.Find out more about the Directory. New International Foundation Directory AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

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What we’re reading: Controversy in D.C.

first_imgAbortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Linkedin What we’re reading: Arrivals in Argentina Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Members of the media follow attorney Kevin Downing, center, with the defense team for Paul Manafort, leaving federal court in Washington, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two federal charges as part of a cooperation deal with prosecutors. The deal requires him to cooperate “fully and truthfully” with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The charges against Manafort are related to his Ukrainian consulting work, not Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Corinne Hildebrandt is a sophomore journalism major and sociology minor from Wayne, Illinois. She enjoys staying active and has a difficult time sitting still for long periods of time. When she’s not reporting, Corinne is most likely on the go exploring the many restaurants (and ice cream shops) that Fort Worth has to offer. Facebook + posts Parking lot closures cause new problems for students ReddIt Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Fort Worth B-Cycle looks to attract more riders What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Linkedin What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Twitter Facebook Every vote counts this midterm season Corinne Hildebrandthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/corinne-hildebrandt/ Twitter Corinne Hildebrandt ReddIt Previous articleRevitalized organization to push for campus-wide sustainabilityNext articleHoroscope: November 28, 2018 Corinne Hildebrandt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printWe’re back and we’re reading – everything from the “New York Times” to the “Washington Post.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and everyday news. Today, we’ve got an update on the last of the midterm elections, an ex-Trump campaign advisor accused of lying, and a major cut to the U.S. job market.The last election Mississippians are headed to the polls…again. Today, they will vote for the final U.S. senator, and the results of this runoff will decide if the Republicans occupy 52 or 53 seats in the Senate. The options include current Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) and former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy (D). Despite the rocky midterm season seen in Mississippi, the Republican candidate is still favored to win, according to FiveThirtyEight. So go out and get your ‘I Voted’ sticker and put this midterm election season to a close. More lies on Capitol Hill Prosecutors working with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III said former Trump campaign manager, Paul Manafort, lied and breached their plea agreement in the investigation of Russian interference. So the saga continues.Mueller said Manafort should be sentenced immediately as a result of his continued lies and lack of cooperation with their agreement. This comes after Manafort pled guilty to charges of cheating the Internal Revenue Service by withholding money and violating foreign-lobbying laws.Looks like Manafort might be spending a little more time behind bars.Cuts to the automotive industryAutomotive giant, General Motors, announced the idling of five factories throughout North America in an attempt to decrease costs. GM’s decision to shut down factories will cut nearly 14,000 jobs in the United States.The corporation’s earnings have remained the same, but due to new consumer tastes the company’s sales have been on the decline. U.S. customers have shifted towards buying bigger cars like SUVs rather than mid-sized sedans.As a result, GM is expected to save roughly $6 billion a year by 2020. While these cutbacks are good for GM, President Trump, who pushes for keeping jobs domestic, is not a fan.Unrest at GoogleGoogle workers have started another protest, and this time it’s against the tech giant’s plan to build a Chinese search engine. More than 90 employees have publicly voiced their opposition to the project, code-named Dragonfly, as it raised concerns about the consequences of a tech corporation cooperating with an authoritarian government. The project is designed to alleviate censorship on material China has deemed politcally sensitive and help Internet users find more information on health treatments or avoiding scams. If Dragonfly passes, Google would have access to the Chinese online search market for the first time in over a decade. The mission to MarsNASA’s mission to Mars was a success when the Insight lander touched down on the planet’s surface Monday. This completes the first step of NASA’s billion-dollar mission to study the interior of our solar system’s red planet. The spacecraft sent a photo of the martian horizon to engineers and scientists in California validating their mission as a success.This milestone marks the 8th time the U.S. has landed on Mars, but the first attempt to study the deep interior of the planet. Risky romaineFor those still not eating romaine because of the E. coli bacteria risk, the CDC is now giving the ‘go ahead’ as long as the lettuce isn’t from California.According to Buzzfeed News, the recent outbreak of E.coli has made 43 people sick from 12 different states and hospitalized 16 people. A new report published by the CDC stated that the source of contamination in the lettuce has been traced back to the central and northern coastal regions of California. The CDC is still advising consumers to be wary of what they’re choosing. So it’s okay to start eating romaine again, but just remember to check the label. That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more.last_img read more

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Annual Game Table Party Supports Community Programs

first_img Make a comment Top of the News Previous Game Table Party photosPrevious Game Table Party photosOn Saturday February 9, 2013 The Foothill Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites the Community to attend our Annual Famous Game Table Party from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Fourth Dimension, 326 S. Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia. Tickets are available at the door for $25 and are a fun way to indulge in games such as bingo, dominoes, bid whist, karaoke, black jack, pool, board games, music and dancing. Proceeds from the event support chapter programs and scholarship awards to area graduating high school seniors.For more information please call (310) 877 – 3118 or email [email protected] Foothill Alumnae ChapterDelta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Foothill Alumnae Chapter was established in March 1991 and primarily serves the African-American community in the San Gabriel/Foothill areas. Since 1998 Foothill Alumnae has awarded scholarships to graduating high school students in its service area. More information about the chapter can be found at the website www.dstfoothill.org 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. Non-Profits News Annual Game Table Party Supports Community Programs Published on Monday, January 28, 2013 | 4:14 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Community News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

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Visiting restrictions anounced at Letterkenny General Hospital

first_img Previous articleBradley Transport owner says he has no choice but to move business northNext articleOmagh bomb case against Seamus Daly adjourned until June News Highland Google+ Facebook Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest By News Highland – May 6, 2014 Management in Letterkenny General Hospital are advising that there are a number of cases of diarrhoea on the Orthopaedic ward at the moment.Visitors who have symptoms should not visit the ward.Also, children should not be brought to the hospital to visit unless absolutely necessary.The HSE has issued this advice for Visitors:·        Visiting Hours are strictly from 2pm to 4pm and from 6.30pm to 8.30pm;·        People who are unwell or have vomiting or diarrhoea, or have had vomiting or diarrhoea in the last two days, should not visit the hospital;·        Children should not be brought to the hospital to visit unless absolutely necessary;·        Visitors should refrain from moving from one section of the hospital to another;·        Visitors should wash their hands thoroughly before entering or leaving the inpatient area, or after a visit to the toilet; and·        People who have symptoms such as ‘upset tummy’ should not attend the hospital but contact their GP in the first instance if they have serious concerns. Pinterest Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Visiting restrictions anounced at Letterkenny General Hospital Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further last_img read more

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George Takei’s accuser clarifies: ‘I am not walking back my story’

first_imgAlbert L. Ortega/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The man who accused George Takei of sexual misconduct a few months ago told ABC News Friday afternoon that despite a recent report to the contrary, he is standing by his original story.Scott Brunton said that although the The Observer reported that he’d walked back his claim that he was groped by Takei in one night in 1981, he specifically remembers waking up to find the “Star Trek” actor on top of him, trying to remove his underwear.Though he does not specifically recall Takei touching his genitals, he says he cannot be certain that it did not happen, as he was unconscious for a period of time when they were alone.“In my mind, there are so many different definitions of groping — there are different degrees,” he said. “When you’re yanking on someone’s front and back of their underwear, you can’t avoid contact.”The Observer author also noted several inconsistencies in interviews Brunton had done, though Brunton explained that some details, such as his weight at that time, merely got away from him, while others, like whether he and Takei ever met again, could be chalked up to a miscommunication.The question of whether Brunton remembered being groped had been a key point to the Observer author in evaluating Brunton’s claim of sexual misconduct, in part because toxicologists he consulted concluded that Brunton hadn’t been drugged. In the end, the author had characterized the behavior described by Brunton as “making too bold a move on a date who, it turned out, just wanted to be friends.”Takei, who’d denied molesting Brunton, tweeted the article shortly after its publication. His publicist referred to Takei’s statements on social media in light of Brunton’s new comments.“As many of you know, this has been a very difficult period for myself and my husband Brad as we have dealt with the impact of these accusations, but we are happy to see that this nightmare is finally drawing to a close,” Takei wrote. “As I stated before, I do not remember Mr. Brunton or any of the events he described from 40 years ago, but I do understand that this was part of a very important national conversation that we as a society must have, painful as it might be.“It is in that spirit that I want folks to know, despite what he has put us through, I do not bear Mr. Brunton any ill will, and I wish him peace,” he continued. “Brad and I are especially grateful for the many fans who stood by me throughout this ordeal. Your support kept us going, and we are so immensely thankful for you.”Brunton, a former model, initially told The Hollywood Reporter that after he’d met Takei, now 81, at a bar, the actor invited him back to his home for a nightcap. There, he said, he became “disoriented and dizzy” after having two drinks, and it was then, he claimed, the actor fondled him.“I came to and said, ‘What are you doing?!’ I said, ‘I don’t want to do this.’ He goes, ‘You need to relax. I am just trying to make you comfortable. Get comfortable.’ And I said, ‘No. I don’t want to do this.’ And I pushed him off, and he said, ‘OK, fine,’” Brunton said. “And I said, ‘I am going to go, and he said, ‘If you feel you must. You’re in no condition to drive.’ I said, ‘I don’t care I want to go.’”Takei, who is best known for playing Hikaru Sulu on the original “Star Trek” television series, tweeted that he did not remember ever meeting Brunton, and “the events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur.”“Right now it is a he said / he said situation, over alleged events nearly 40 years ago,” Takei wrote. “But those that know me understand that non-consensual acts are so antithetical to my values and my practices, the very idea that someone would accuse me of this is quite personally painful.”Brunton told ABC News that he does not understand Takei’s claim, and is hoping for an apology. He also wants to clear his own name.“I have friends around the world, people I went to school with, basically calling me a liar,” he said. “It’s really, really disturbing.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Boy, 11, arrested after multiple fires set at neighborhood home with people inside

first_imgMattGush/iStockBy JON HAWORTH, ABC News(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) — An 11-year-old boy has been arrested after allegedly intentionally setting multiple fires at a home in his own neighborhood while people were located inside.The incident occurred at approximately 4:10 p.m. Monday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, when the Chattanooga Fire Department received a call regarding several fires outside a home with a possible vehicle and dumpster fire.When authorities arrived they discovered a car was on fire in the rear driveway of the home, another fire located in a trash can that was up against the residence and a cooler on the porch that was also ablaze, according to the Chattanooga Fire Department.“Several witnesses provided statements about what they saw to investigators, who arrested and charged the child with Aggravated Arson and Setting Fire to Personal Property,” the Chattanooga Fire Department said in a press release.The child reportedly lives in the area but not at the home where all of the fires were located. It is unclear what the child’s motivations were or what relationship he may have had with the people at the residence.Authorities, however, were able to successfully extinguish the fires on the porch and in the trash can against the home before more damage was caused to the residence. The car fire, however, did cause damage to the vehicle, the extent of which was not disclosed by the Chattanooga Fire Department.The boy, whose name has not been released due to his age, has since been taken to a juvenile detention facility for processing. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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