Upbeat French morale boosts hopes for GDP

first_img Share FRENCH business confidence remained strong into February, the Bank of France revealed yesterday. The Bank’s measure of sentiment for manufacturing held at a high index rating of 110, while service sector morale rose by one point.The scores prompted the Bank to anticipate GDP growth of 0.8 per cent for the first quarter of the year.Meanwhile, the French trade gap widened to a deficit of €5.89bn (£5bn) in January, up from €5.06bn in December. KCS-content More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp Upbeat French morale boosts hopes for GDP Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL whatsapp Tuesday 8 March 2011 7:37 pmlast_img read more

Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgVeritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (VERITA.ng)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileVeritas Kapital Assurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes of non-life insurance products and services. The company was formerly known as Unity Kapital Assurance Plc and incorporated in 1973 as a private liability company under the name Kano State Insurance Company. Non-life insurance products and services offered by Veritas Kapital Assurance Limited includes auto insurance which covers motor third party, fire and theft; home insurance which covers risk of fire, flooding and burglary; aviation insurance which covers hull losses as well as liability for passenger injuries, death, environmental and third-party damage caused by aircraft accidents; marine insurance which covers hull and cargo damage; engineering insurance which covers problems related to production capacity and financial losses; oil and gas insurance which covers all issues related to employees, physical assets, balance sheets and long-term viability; and bond insurance which is a financial guarantee taken out by contractors to indemnify them against any defaults. Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc offers medical insurance and pension fund administration services through its subsidiaries; Health Care Security Limited and FUG Pensions Limited. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Can I invest in LSE shares and FTSE indices with little money?

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. For many people, investing in shares may be confusing. They may also think that they do not earn enough money to start investing in the stock market. But even if you only have a few pounds to spare every week, you can invest, and your money could grow with compound interest over time to a surprisingly large amount. FTSE 100 and FTSE 250First a bit of terminology for those who are just getting interested in the stock market.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…London has always sat at the centre of international financial markets and attracted robust companies to list there. The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is the primary stock exchange in the UK and the largest in Europe.As described on the LSE website, the “FTSE (pronounced Footsie) Group is an independent organisation jointly owned by the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange.” It has several indices of shares covering not only the UK but also other global markets.The most famous index in the UK is the FTSE 100 which began in 1984. Most companies are multinational conglomerates. The components of the index are reviewed quarterly.The FTSE 250 index consists of the 101st to the 350th largest companies listed on the LSE. It was launched in 1992. Companies in it usually have a more domestic focus so they are more directly affected by shorter-term developments in the UK economy. Performance of the indicesMy Motley Fool colleagues regularly point out that over the long run, the stock market returns about 6% to 8% annually, on average. Over the past year, the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 indices are up about 3.5% and 14% respectively. In January, the FTSE 250 also hit an all-time of 22,114.26.And these increases in the index levels do not include the dividend payments made out to shareholders. Average dividend yields for the FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250 are about 4.5% and 2.8% respectively.Thus, in the past year, a combination of growth and dividend income would have made either index an ideal portfolio choice. While past performance may not exactly repeat in the months ahead, the track records of both indices highlight their growth potential. Time is on your sideLet’s assume that you are now 35 years old with £10,000 in savings and that you plan to retire at age 65.You decide to invest that £10,000 in a fund now and make an additional £4,000 of contributions annually at the start of the year. You have 30 years to invest. The annual return is 7%, compounded once a year. At the end of 30 years, the total amount saved becomes £411,904.Saving £4,000 a year would mean being able to put aside around £333 a month or about £11 a day. Might you just be wondering if you should skip that next impulse purchase?How to get startedMaking the right investment decisions in stock markets is not necessarily about constantly picking winning shares and funds, buying cheap and selling fast when the price rises. Rather it is about having a long-term strategy. If you are unsure where to begin, a low-cost FTSE 100 or FTSE 250 tracker fund might be appropriate.There are also several companies I’d consider buying, especially if there is any weakness in their share prices in the coming weeks. In the FTSE 100, they include Aviva, Carnival, Lloyds Banking Group, and Royal Dutch Shell.In the FTSE 250, I like Bunzl, Direct Line, Dunelm, Inchcape, and Paypoint as potential long-term investments. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Can I invest in LSE shares and FTSE indices with little money? 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of PayPoint. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Carnival and Lloyds Banking Group. 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. See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD Enter Your Email Address 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. 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Would I buy IAG or Easyjet stock today?

first_imgRyanairRYA€15.41bn€2.37bn6.5 James J. McCombie | Monday, 22nd February, 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by James J. McCombie The coronavirus pandemic has been devasting for airline stocks like International Consolidated Airlines (IAG), the owner of British Airways, and Easyjet. In 2020, industry-wide revenue passenger kilometres (RPKs) — flying a paying customer one kilometre equals one RPK — fell back to levels last seen in 1999 according to the CAPA fleet database.The number of passenger aircraft in service fell from 23,600 at the end of 2019 to 16,700 at the end of 2020. Despite airlines slashing the number of planes in active service, the load factor — a measure of how full planes are — fell back to around 65%, which is a level not seen since the 90s.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…IAG and Easyjet stock nosediveIt will come as no surprise that the share price of Easyjet is down 43% over the last 12 months. IAG stock has also tumbled 59% over the course of a year. Both companies experienced slumps in revenue in 2020 and issued sizeable amounts of debt to generate cash. Today, British Airways announced it had received an additional £2.45bn in debt financing and will not be paying dividends to its parent, IAG, before the end of 2023. In January, Easyjet signed up for a £1.4bn five-year loan facility, bringing the total raised during the pandemic to £4.5bn.Considering only the short-term woes of IAG and Easyjet makes it easy to forget that industry growth was healthy before the pandemic. Except for 2001 and 2009, industry RPKs had been growing every year since 1996. In 2017, despite thousands more aircraft taking to the skies, industry load factors were more like 80%.The pandemic will end eventually. Perhaps experience with remote working will eat away at some business travel, and long-haul trips will be taken with trepidation for a while. Still, eventually, people will take to the skies in large numbers again. Airline stocks are, I think, poised for a recovery, but there is still rough air ahead.Who to fly with?There are four London-listed airline stocks. Market cap to revenue ratios splits them into two groups: IAG and Easyjet with lower than average ratios and Ryanair and Wizzair with higher. The Wizzair share price is up 14% over the last 12 months, and Ryanair’s share price has risen 6% over the last year. It appears that stronger cash positions going in and gentler debt raising during the crisis for Wizzair and Ryanair explain much of the difference in valuations. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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. EasyjetEZJ£3.73bn£3.01bn1.2 James J. McCombie owns shares of Wizz Air Holdings. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Wizz Air Holdings. 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 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.center_img Would I buy IAG or Easyjet stock today? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Source: Financial Times Markets Data and author’s calculationsRyanair and Easyjet are short-haul market competitors, but Ryanair has a stronger balance sheet. But IAG is restructuring to compete with low-cost airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet domestically. Its long-haul and business class travel routes will probably take longer to recover fully, if at all.Short-haul competition between Ryanair, Easyjet, and IAG is likely to be fierce. For this reason, I would, and indeed have bought shares in Wizzair. It is based in Eastern Europe and serves a slightly different short-haul market than the other three. However, even a younger and more robustly growing Eastern European air travel market is not immune to a protracted pandemic. If travel restrictions linger longer than expected, no airline will be spared the pain. Image source: Getty Images International Consolidated AirlinesIAG€7.9bn€16.35bn0.5 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Wizz AirWIZZ€4.12bn€937.06m4.4 NameTickerMarket CapRevenueMarket Cap to Revenuelast_img read more

Rugby World’s Championship Blog

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Headingley – Home to Leeds CarnegieHeadingley was the scene for the latest upset in what is proving to be a fascinating second tier competition, writes Richard Grainger. The penultimate week the Championship’s Stage One saw Leeds lose 22-24 at home to bottom-placed Esher on Sunday, a reversal which virtually ends Leeds’ Premiership dreams for this season. Of course, the Yorkshire side, currently in seventh place, have a game in hand and, with the play-offs to come, anything is possible, but they appear to be unable to string two consistent performances together.Leeds, who had not played for two weeks, fielded a full-strength side, including new-signing Halani Aulika, the Tongan international and former Highlanders prop. Additionally, England U20s forwards Chris Walker and Dominic Barrow returned to the fray alongside fullback Michael Stephenson.Leeds scored from the first set-piece of the game when Esher were shunted off the ball for Jacob Rowan to gather and sprint 65 metres to the line. Joe Ford missed the conversion, but the home side were in total control until Esher began to frustrate Leeds by slowing their ball at the breakdown. Carnegie conceded a string of penalties, one of which was kicked by Esher’s Nicky Little.Esher looked to put pace on the ball and were rewarded when poor Carnegie defence allowed second row Tom Alexander to cross at the corner. Michael Stephenson responded with Leeds’ second try after Little had missed a penalty.  Ford added the conversion to give Leeds a 12-8 lead.A second Little penalty left Esher a point behind at the interval, and Ford and Little traded penalties before replacement back rower Richard Beck crashed over for Leeds, Ford converting to put Leeds 22-14 ahead. Esher replacement fly-half Martin Atkinson reduced the deficit to five points with a penalty and Jon Pendlebury was sent to the sin bin for a technical offence.Leeds squandered a kickable chance when Robbie Shaw tapped and went. The ball was turned over and Esher capitalized when Phil Mackenzie went over for the equalizing score. Atkinson added the extras to gave his side an historic win in stoppage time, although Ford pulled a drop goal attempt wide with the last kick of the game.At The Mennaye on Sunday the Cornish Pirates defeated leaders Bristol 18-17 in a bad tempered affair. Bristol went into the game knowing that they had done enough to win Stage One but Liam Middleton conceded that the Pirates were the better side on the day.Yellow cards for Mariano Sambucetti and Darren Compton – who had just come on as a replacement – made life hard for the visitors. Bristol took an 8-11 lead into the interval after Luke Eves registered his first try for the club: LEEDS, ENGLAND – MARCH 06: A general view of a line out during the AVIVA Premiership match between Leeds Carnegei and London Irish at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on March 6, 2011 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images) This all leaves the Championship table looking like this… Earlier Dave Ward had scored for the Pirates to add to Grant Pointer’s penalty and Tristan Roberts was successful with two penalties.In the second period, Roberts and Rob Cook traded penalties before Chris Morgan exploited the Pirates’ man advantage to give them an 18-14 lead. Roberts got the visitors to within a point but the home side held on to send Bristol home with a second consecutive away defeat. Click here for extended highlights…It was a poor week for Doncaster who lost twice in four days. On Wednesday in front of a small crowd at Meadow Lane, the Knights slumped to a 40-14 defeat at the hands of Nottingham who scored four tries to pick up the bonus point. And on Saturday at Castle Park, over 4,000 spurned the Sky broadcast and turned out to see the Dons lose 14-15 to Rotherham with the last kick of the match. Garry Law, the Championship’s top points scorer saw his 88th minute penalty shot change direction late in its flight to finish inside the left upright, much to the joy of the Rotherham players and supporters.This leaves the Knights firmly placed in eighth place but comfortably ahead of Moseley who head up the relegation contenders, going down by four tries to two at home to Bedford on Saturday. Bedford managed to win on the road for the first time since early November with two tries from Luke Baldwin and a try a-piece from Darren Fox and Ian Vaas.Moseley competed well with tries from Mike Ellery and Adam Caves, and coach Kevin Maggs was pleased with his side’s performance despite conceding what he considered to be three soft tries.Nottingham completed a profitable week on Saturday with a 19-21 win over Plymouth at Brickfields, despite having winger Michael Penn sent off for an apparent head butt. This leaves the Green and Whites just outside the top four with a trip to second-placed Bedford on Saturday. Plymouth should get an idea as to how the relegation dogfight may play out for them when they travel to Esher on Saturday.Finally, in the battle of the Exiles, London Welsh recorded their third win over London Scottish at the Athletic Ground. Ben Russell crossed twice for the Welsh and, and Ed Jackson and Hudson Tonga’uiha bagged a try each in a bonus point win. The Welsh hang on to fourth spot while their neighbours remain one place from the bottom. Leeds travel to the Old Deer Park on Saturday and London Scottish visit Rotherham for their final outing before the play-offs.last_img read more

Study: Millennials are poised to purchase or refinance homes in 2018

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Quick Consumer Stats:61% of Florida millennial home buyers spend or anticipate spending between $100,000-$299,999 on a houseNearly one in four (24%) millennials in Florida have not checked their credit score in the past six monthsLow-interest rates (54%), low monthly payments (43%), and down payments (35%) are the top three factors cited by Florida millennials when choosing a home loan lender Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your comment! From AAAOver half of millennials have either bought or refinanced a home in the past two years, or plan to purchase or refinance a home in the next two years, according to a recent AAA Consumer PulseTM survey. Click here for complete survey results.Millennials site renting fatigue (45%), seeking a better neighborhood (37%), and wanting to start a family (25%) as the top reasons for house hunting. TAGSAAAMortgageReal Estate Previous article4 tips to keep running even in the coldNext articleFEMA reminder: Housing help temporary for Hurricane Irma survivors Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The majority of millennial buyers in Florida (71%) seek financing when purchasing a home, but many first-time home buyers are unsure where to start when it comes to a home mortgage.“Knowing the right questions to ask when applying for your first home mortgage is critical,” said Dan Reed, Vice President Lending, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Finding a trusted mortgage lender who will not only find the best loan for you but thoroughly explain the terms of the loan options available is a step in the right direction.”AAA Banking Tips for Choosing a Mortgage Lender Start Early. The real estate market heats up in the spring, so now is the time to start researching mortgage lenders and loan programs. The earlier you find a lender, the more time you’ll have to establish a relationship with your loan officer. That is important because having someone you feel comfortable turning to for advice will give you peace of mind.Look Past Low Rates. Low-interest rates are important but ask about additional costs−like application fees, title insurance fees or attorneys’ fees−since those charges can vary. Also, be sure the lender provides a wide range of loan programs. The loan that works best for you might be a type of mortgage or government program that not every lender offers.Ask about Preapproval. Pre-qualification is not the same as pre-approval. A mortgage preapproval letter shows the seller that the bank has evaluated your finances and is willing to loan you the money−putting you at a major advantage when you make an offer. Consider going through the pre-approval process with multiple lenders. You’ll see which is the most willing to find the right loan, rate, and terms for you.About The Auto Club GroupThe Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America.  ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.4 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 58 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.About the AAA Consumer Pulse™ Survey The AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey was conducted online among residents living in The Auto Club Group territory from October 10, 2017 – October 30, 2017. A total of 3,569 millennials completed the survey, with 409 Florida millennials completing the survey. Total results have a maximum margin of error of ± 2.3 percentage points. Florida results have a maximum margin of error of ± 6.9 percentage points. Responses are weighted by gender and age within the state to ensure reliable and accurate representation of the adult population (18+). UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Huntington Westerners Luncheon to Be Held November 7

first_imgGatherings Huntington Westerners Luncheon to Be Held November 7 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | 1:25 pm To make your reservation, call Carol Criqui at (626) 345-9069 or email her at [email protected] More Cool Stuff 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Business News HerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s Huntington Westerners will be holding its monthly meeting on Saturday, November 7th, 12:30 p.m. at the Women’s City Club at 160 North Oakland Street in Pasadena. Make a comment Parking access is behind the Women’s City Club through Madison Street, the second driveway south of Walnut. ? Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Warren and Parrello will also profile the bedrock personalities who built Eagle Rock. These inspirational settlers include soldier and ranchero Jose Maria Verdugo, diarist and historian Elena Frackelton Murdock, farmer and amateur hydrologist Mayor Cromwell Galpin and publicist Ann Hare Harrison. Today, Eagle Rock is one of LA’s most distinctive neighborhoods and a pride instilled by early settlers remains there. Cost for the luncheon is $25 per person, which includes dessert. Community News Advance reservations are required by Wednesday, November 4th, and payment is taken at the door. A vegetarian lunch option is available with the advance reservation. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Subscribe Local authors Eric Warren and Frank Parrello will speak about how Eagle Rock started from Rancho San Rafael as a hilly farming community north of downtown Los Angeles, and rapidly grew into a city. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Chow Down on Classic American Food at The Stand

first_img Subscribe 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News They’re a little slow on the trend uptake and prefer to choose food trends with staying power, so the menu won’t exact replica of the crazy food fads you’ll see on your Instagram page. Expect reinvented classics and playful food combos like the French Onion Soup Burger – their take on French onion soup with gourmet touches like a double parmesan crusted bun, gruyere cheese, red wine braised onions and crispy red onion strings. Little details like the house-made cheese sauce, a blend of cheddar and pepperjack, is what I imagine nacho cheese tastes like in heaven. Top of the News “For toppings, I always add a runny egg,” she said. “For me, the bigger the mess the better the burger.” 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. Community News Choose from a selection of beer, old fashioned sodas and wines. Try a Dr. Brown’s Cream Soda for a sip of nostalgia or order a Stone IPA to complement your meal. End your visit on a sweet note with the Stand’s Wisconsin-style frozen custard and fruit cobblers. The Stand’s philosophy is to accommodate a wide range of diners and, in the spirit of appealing to everyone, they even have a housemade veggie burger. The Westside Veggie comes with swiss cheese, garlic mushrooms, grilled onions, burger sauce, lettuce and tomato on a wheat bun. The patty is a combination of rice, garbanzo beans and other vegetables. Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Chow Down on Classic American Food at The Stand From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 7:50 pm The menu is designed and executed by Culinary Director Jason Wishengrad and recently underwent a makeover. Some of the newest items include a Ginger Slaw which features red ginger, green apples, onions, two kinds of cabbage and cashews. This Asian inspired side gives a slight kick to the Ahi Tuna offerings on the menu and makes a refreshing accompaniment to burgers and dogs. The Stand is known for their customizable “Stand Burgers”, “Stand Dogs” and “Standwiches” plus 25 original toppings ranging from Garlic Mushrooms to Cilantro Lime Aioli. If you’re not sure where to start, Assistant Manager Aubree Wilson, recommends the El Capitan Burger, which comes with braised short rib, house made pickled peppers and onions, fresh guacamole and chimichurri. She also suggests the Business Burger which features housemade porchetta, bacon, pickled peppers and onions, garlic mushrooms and sweet chili aioli. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The Stand is located at 36 South El Molino Avenue. Visit www.thestandlink.com/home for more information. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Business News Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Stand opened in the Pasadena Playhouse District this March; taking over the former TLT location. Although Pasadena already has it’s fair share of burger places, The Stand is still worth a trip. This fast casual spot takes the iconic American burger and piles it high with tasty toppings. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Sex buyers are rich, educated and not single – survey claims

first_imgWhatsApp Email Advertisement Previous articleWeekend Munster Rugby FixturesNext articleLIT and Mary I into Fitzgibbon quarter-finals admin NewsLocal NewsSex buyers are rich, educated and not single – survey claimsBy admin – February 12, 2013 566 Linkedincenter_img Print Twitter ONE in four people surveyed who have paid for sex, said they encountered trafficked or controlled women in Ireland. Some said they refused to continue with the transaction as the believed the women were “too young, unhappy, unwilling or intimidated”. Furthermore, the survey carried out by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, says that the majority of men are middle to high earners in society, have third level education and are in long-term relationships if not married. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Being named in the local newspaper if prosecuted for sexual offences ranked as one of the highest rated deterrents to men buying sex. That, and obtaining a criminal record are only surpassed by the fear of contracting a sexually transmitted disease.Denise Charlton, Chief Executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland said: “These findings are an important contribution to the current debate on whether to curb exploitation, abuse and trafficking by targeting the buyers of sex. We have now heard from the buyers themselves that such laws would be a deterrent.”The profile of those who use prostitutes has shown they are most likely to be middle aged men (36% aged 25 and 44, with 48% aged over 45) who have completed third level education (41%) and are earning more than €20,000 (70%) with just over a fifth topping the €40,000 wage bracket (21%). In addition just over half said they were in a relationship.“The majority of buyers had paid for sex when abroad, mostly in Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Thailand showing that buyers are attracted to destinations where prostitution has been legalised or is tolerated.”The online survey is part of a Europe wide project, ‘Stop Traffick!’ supported by the EU, and which over a three-month period used social media, websites and chatrooms to invite responses from both Irish sex buyers and those who do not use prostitutes.“We know too that the image of the happy independent hooker which is being portrayed by those opposed to new laws is not the reality. 24% of buyers reconsidered a transaction because they believed the women and girls involved were controlled, unhappy, too young, unwilling or intimidated.“The fact that buyers generally have a higher income, are better educated and in a relationship dispels the myth of prostitution being used by people who are lonely, isolated or insecure.”The survey results will be shared with the Oireachtas Justice Committee as they continue their consultation process into legislation for prostitution.“We hope it will form part of their deliberations as they continue the review of the laws on prostitution”, concluded Ms Charlton.IN NUMBERS411 survey responses,57 men were buyers of sex1 woman admitted paying for sex24% reconsidered the transaction32% feared disease19% feared a criminal conviction17% feared jail time17% feared being named in local newspaper. Facebooklast_img read more

Limerick Council is bee-ing friendly

first_imgEmail Advertisement Linkedin Twitter NewsEnvironmentLimerick Council is bee-ing friendlyBy Bernie English – March 22, 2019 1583 Print O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park Limerick on Covid watch list Mayor of Limerick City and County, James Collins with Michael Sheehan, LCCC Parks Department, Sharon Lynch, LCCC Environmental Technican and Anne Goggin, LCCC Senior Executive Engineer.PIcture: Keith WisemanTHE HUMBLE dandelion is an annoying weed to some gardeners but if you’re a bee it’s spring gold.And Limerick City and County Council is delaying the start of its annual grass-cutting programme in certain areas to let the dandelions and other wild flowers flourish and help give bees and other pollinators an early food source.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Council signed a framework agreement with the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan to formalise its long term commitment to support pollinators in Limerick.The plan is a cross-sector initiative, led by the National Biodiversity Data Centre, with local authorities, farmers, businesses, schools and local communities to support pollinators such as bees.Ireland depends on pollinating insects to pollinate crops, fruits and vegetables — but many pollinators are now threatened with extinction.Last summer, Limerick City and County Council began implementing the plan by leaving three pilot areas of public land develop into Wild Flower meadows at Corbally Meadows, Childers Road and College Park.The species diversity in these areas was studied by Dr Tom Harrington, botanist and all were found to have a range of plants of value to pollinators, in particular at Corbally Meadows.In addition to the wild flower meadows, grass cutting will be delayed in a number of public areas to allow the dandelions to flower.These include Curraghgower Park, Arthur’s Quay Park and part of Mungret Park.Mayor of Limerick, Cllr James Collins said: “It is very important that we care for our environment.  Scientists have shown that bees are crucial to maintaining crops.  They are the world’s most important pollinator of food crops. It is estimated that one third of the food that we consume each day relies on pollination mainly by bees, but also by other insects, birds and bats.”Limerick City and County Council has become one of the first local authorities in Ireland to officially partner with All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, leading the way in ‘pollinator protection.Michael Sheehan of the Council Parks Supervisor said: “There’s huge interest from the public in pollinators and an awareness that we have to take action now.  The strength of the Pollinator Plan is its evidence-based guidelines which give clear advice on how each sector can improve their land for pollinators.”Have your say by using #BeeFriendlyLimerick on Twitter. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TAGSEnvironmentLimerick City and County CouncilNews Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead Facebook Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues WhatsApp Previous articleFilm and theatre at Kilmallock’s Friars’ GateNext articleLimerick name team to play Dublin in League semi final Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threatlast_img read more