Soaring cost of living hits households

first_img Soaring cost of living hits households whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL Share Sunday 20 February 2011 11:06 pmcenter_img KCS-content HOUSEHOLD finances have taken a massive hit this month, according to a Markit index which saw inflation surge to an all time survey high.The cost of living measure showed 85 per cent of households reporting a rise in prices, Markit revealed today.Mortgage holders were particularly downbeat, as price pressures increase the chance of a hike in interest rates.Overall, 34 per cent of surveyed households noted a worsening of their finances in February, with only five per cent reporting an improvement.“An unhealthy combination of high inflation and job worries has caused households to report that their financial outlook has slumped back to the levels seen during the worst part of the recession in early 2009,” said Tim Moore, senior economist at Markit.Rising prices have largely hit those on low incomes, he said.The household finance index slipped to 35.6, down half a per cent from January’s rate, and well below its long term average of 38.5.However, the score was largely driven down by government sector employees. Respondents in the private sector actually recorded an improvement in their finances, with an index score of 37.8, slightly up from January’s 37.6.And public sector workers remained especially pessimistic, with over half (58 per cent) reporting a negative 12-month outlook for their finances and only 13 per cent expecting an improvement.Meanwhile, young people (aged 18 to 24) reported a record fall in their job security. Overall, around a quarter of respondents signalled a decline in their job security, with only seven per cent reporting an improvement. Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comlast_img read more

Consolidated Hallmark Insurance ( 2012 Annual Report

first_imgConsolidated Hallmark Insurance ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Consolidated Hallmark Insurance ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Consolidated Hallmark Insurance ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Consolidated Hallmark Insurance (  2012 annual report.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Company ProfileConsolidated Hallmark Insurance (CHIPLC) Plc is a general insurance company in Nigeria offering products for automotive, travel, fire, marine, home, personal, bonds and special risk cover. The company has taken a leadership role in the underwriting of key transactions in the aviation, oil and gas, marine cargo, hull and motor sectors. Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rugby Rant: Italy’s club game is dying!

first_imgBy Francesco Costantino ITALIAN RUGBY has sold its soul to the devil. In the name of high-level rugby, it has forgotten the club game.The development of players is now all in the hands of the federation (FIR) and the clubs’ power has been progressively erased, with the exception of Benetton Rugby, a black sheep not really loved by the establishment.Two wins in the Six Nations is a big thing, but new FIR president Alfredo Gavazzi should be worried about the terrible 17-12 defeat by Georgia in March in the U18 Championship. Who will be there after Parisse and Zanni? The reality is that there are no players in some roles; try to pick two Italian sides of the same strength. It’s impossible.The reign of Giancarlo Dondi, the ex-president, rewarded ineptitude. He surrounded himself with ‘yes-men’ more interested in money than Italian rugby, so the new government has been left with no able executives.In Italy there aren’t international rugby coaches or world-class executives, the standard of refereeing is bleak and national academies may not solve the problems. In Italian rugby at the moment, there are too many people interested only in money and not the growth of the game. Will Gavazzi give Italian rugby its soul back?This was published in the June 2013 edition of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in the current issue. We’ve lost the values of rugby by chasing professionalism. The academy in Tirrenia is a hole where the boys don’t become men but only machines, a place where they train all the muscles except one: the brain.One of the federation’s worst ideas is progetta statura – that only big guys can play rugby. The academy focuses on building a physique – but what about other skills?The RaboDirect Pro12 is perfect for producing players for national sides, but in the most important club championship in Italy, the Eccellenza, the monetary reward for finishing in the top four means clubs field old players with much more experience rather than talented youngsters.The focus needs to be put back on the clubs, helping them to produce good players and good people. We’ve produced a generation of failed men, people without a scholastic education who hope to be a pro player – but in one of the world’s worst economic crises. Now we need to use rugby to educate players about real life.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Borthwick will get Tigers roaring again

first_imgSean Holley has analysed Steve Borthwick’s technical coaching in our August 2020 edition. If you can’t get to the shops to buy a copy, you can now order single issues online and get the magazine delivered direct to your door – click here and select Rugby World’s Aug-20 issue.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Make some noise: Jonny May, now back with Gloucester, celebrates scoring for Leicester in January (Getty) TAGS: Leicester Tigers LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Borthwick will get Tigers roaring againThe pandemic has hit Leicester Tigers in the pocket and on the pitch. Along with heavy losses and staff redundancies, star names Manu Tuilagi, Jonny May and Telusa Veainu are among those to have left the Gallagher Premiership strugglers this year.There is some bright news, however, because this month saw Steve Borthwick commence his tenure as head coach in a revamped coaching structure. On being appointed, he said: “What has been evident to me is that the pain caused by Tigers being where the club is on the table has been felt by everyone associated with this club – players, coaches, staff and supporters.“This is something we need to change. We will do so by pulling everyone who is a part of this club even tighter to the team and taking on opponents together.”Sean Holley, the former Ospreys and Bristol coach now working as a TV analyst, worked with Borthwick in 2015. He believes better times lie ahead for the Tigers, as he explains here…Much respected: Steve Borthwick holds court at an England press conference last spring (Getty Images)For many, the speedy rise to a head coach position for former England forward Steve Borthwick has not come as a surprise, writes Sean Holley. The uncompromising lock captained Bath and later led Saracens to their first Premiership title in 2010-11. He made 265 Premiership appearances, a record at the time, and played for England at every level.His undoubted leadership qualities were targeted by the then Japan coach Eddie Jones and Borthwick was catapulted into international coaching. Now, after nearly five years with the England set-up, two Six Nations titles, a Grand Slam, a Wallaby whitewash on Aussie soil, a successful Lions campaign and a World Cup final, Borthwick has become head coach at underachieving Premiership giants Leicester Tigers.There are few, if any, within the coaching fraternity that have anything other than good words to say about Borthwick’s coaching. I was lucky enough to work with him, albeit for a short period, at Bristol between Borthwick’s roles at Japan and England. His attention to detail is his USP. The often quiet and subtle way in which he empowers and galvanises his troops is something he has taken into his coaching ethos from his playing and captaincy days.Borthwick doesn’t have a gregarious personality – he doesn’t need to – as his work ethic, understanding of the game and the requirements to succeed are inspiration enough.Step by step: Borthwick up the ladder during England lineout training at Oita Stadium (Getty Images)As a forwards coach the old adage of ‘been there and done it’ does carry weight with a lot of players. That’s unquestioned with Steve Borthwick. As a player, his forensic understanding of the set-piece, and the almost nerd-like interest in the lineout in particular, was always going to lend itself to a coaching career.But imparting that knowledge and understanding to others as a coach is something quite different. He has a unique way of presenting information to a group of forwards that is not only informative but also entertaining and motivational. He is not afraid to use good examples of technique and tactics from other teams. Whilst he is very firm on the basics of the game, Borthwick is innovative and willing to listen but also challenge. The latter would have been mandatory under Jones, renowned as the hardest-working coach in world rugby and the most demanding on his staff. In Borthwick, Jones found the perfect understudy with a like-minded attitude, ethic and principles.Publicly Jones has lauded the detail with which Borthwick goes about his work. On Borthwick’s departure from the England set-up, the Australian was quoted as saying: “He created a great lineout for England and really developed the young guys.“If you look at someone like Maro Itoje, he’s become a world-class lock under Steve. He has also turned our maul into a weapon for us and he’s done brilliant work co-ordinating the England programme. We will miss him greatly.”Rare jewel: Maro Itoje developed into a world-class lock under Borthwick’s tutelage (Visionhaus/Getty)And yet prior to his departure, Jones moved Borthwick from England forwards coach to skills coach, allowing room for Matt Proudfoot. Many saw this as a demotion for Borthwick but Jones was simply making the most of Borthwick’s eye for detail – to further improve his players and on a more microscopic and analytical level.Leicester have been English champions ten times since leagues began in 1987-88 and been runners-up seven times. They have twice lifted the European Cup but had won only four of their 13 top-flight games before the 2019-20 Premiership season was suspended.In their radical and much needed shake-up, Geordan Murphy moves to director of rugby. Rob Taylor joins as attack coach from Sydney University and Mike Ford switches to defence coach. Brett Deacon will assist Ford and also Borthwick with the forwards, while Boris Stankovich continues as scrum coach. There’s a new head of physical performance in Aled Walters, a Welshman who helped steered the Springboks to World Cup glory.Staying put: scrum-half Ben Youngs has signed a long-term deal at Leicester Tigers (Getty Images)You sense the Tigers are ready to roar again. This will be a completely different challenge for Borthwick but I’m sure one he will embrace, still with tracksuit on, and bring the best out of the fallen giants.To move from Test coaching to club rugby is a risk for Borthwick. But he is clearly someone who loves a challenge and there is no better time to go to Leicester and make a difference.The Tigers are a proud club that is hurting but will quickly have to accept that some of their old ways just don’t work anymore. They will need to adopt the relentless scrutiny and harsh reality that is the attention to detail Steve Borthwick will bring. It may take some time but expect Leicester to be up there again. Steve Borthwick has swapped the hothouse of Test rugby for the pressure cooker of the Premiership. SEAN HOLLEY says Leicester have chosen their new head coach wiselylast_img read more

House in Heiwa / Toru Shimokawa Architects

first_imgCopyAbout this officeToru Shimokawa ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFukuokaOn FacebookJapanPublished on October 08, 2020Cite: “House in Heiwa / Toru Shimokawa Architects” 08 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Kenichi Suzuki Structural Design: House in Heiwa / Toru Shimokawa Architects Japan House in Heiwa / Toru Shimokawa ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Heiwa / Toru Shimokawa Architects “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!© Kenichi Suzuki+ 18Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Atelier742, Kenichiro Takashimacenter_img 2018 ArchDaily Area:  104 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Fukuoka, Japan Houses Year:  Projects Architect In Charge:Toru ShimokawaDesign Team:TORU SHIMOKAWA architectsCity:FukuokaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Kenichi SuzukiRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodGlassLibartLeanTo Retractable StructuresDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemIt is located in the Konosusan scenic area at an altitude of about 100m in the center of Fukuoka city. The flagpole-shaped site has a view and a quiet environment where the wind can escape, and from the east side, you can see the same scenery unique to the scenic area where you can worship the sunrise on Mt. Shioji. In the current situation where there are high walls in the neighborhood and houses with a few plants that meet the law are lined up in the garden, it is unlikely that the landscape will be rich even after many years. Save this picture!© Kenichi SuzukiTherefore, in this house, we decided to keep the building area to the minimum necessary for the site and to set up a spacious garden on the east side. The house is, of course, private for the owner, but the garden facing the outside is also a shared asset with the community. We also incorporated a lot of greenery into the eastern garden and alley-like approach that snuggle up to the room, and hope that by the time the trunk is thick and the leaves are overgrown, the architecture will be comfortable for passers-by.Save this picture!© Kenichi SuzukiWhen designing a house, the emphasis is on basic modules on the plane and strict dimensional adjustment of height. In this house, the pitch of the pillars is 1,005 mm, which is a seemingly odd number. It is derived from the dimensions that can secure Lauan. In addition, the massive concrete set up like a sculpture in the center of the first floor is sized from the floor tiles laid in the living room. A cheesecloth formwork was assembled, cast at the same time as the foundation, and only the top was sharpened to reveal the cross section of the aggregate. Save this picture!© Kenichi SuzukiThe combination of the simplicity of the cheesecloth and the sharpness of the sharpening gives it a fresh feel. The height of the room is based on the tea room scale Japanese-style room at the back of the 1st floor, and the floor level is lowered as the publicity increases to the dining room, living room, and entrance, and the floor material is tatami matted against the continuous ceiling. By changing to wood, roof tiles, and stones, the space was gently divided, giving it a rich development even in a small house.Save this picture!© Kenichi SuzukiI am always conscious of making the best use of the pure structure at the time of the upper building, but in addition to that, I aimed for a new quality of construction by carefully examining the materials that the body touches and giving a dense finish.Save this picture!© Kenichi SuzukiProject gallerySee allShow lessRonald Lu & Partners Imagines Tomorrow’s Workplace, Meeting Post-Pandemic NeedsArchitecture NewsDavid Chipperfield Architects Receives Planning Permission for Residential Project i…Architecture News Share Construction: Architects: Toru Shimokawa Architects Area Area of this architecture project Haraguchi Constructionlast_img read more

Long-term Interest Rates Represent Unique Opportunity Today

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Long-term Interest Rates Represent Unique Opportunity Today Facebook Twitter Long-term Interest Rates Represent Unique Opportunity TodayAgriFinancial has partnered with Hoosier Ag Today to produce an informational series designed to provide quality financial advice and information for farmers during these challenging economic times. The Money Minute weekly series will focus on timely and practical financial issues that farmers are facing.During July, the program will feature Mike Reed, a farm financial veteran with over 35 years of experience working with farmers on financial issues. Reed discusses the topic of real estate based loans. Reed says long-term interest rates represent a unique opportunity today.“It’s a little odd situation that you can fix an interest rate for 20 or 25 years today on a real estate loans cheaper than you may be able to get a variable rate on operating loans. Definitely, you need to you need to look at those and consider those.”For more information, contact AgriFinancial at is here to help you plan forward on a strong financial foundation.  AgriFinancial, trust our roots, to grow yours. Previous articleJudge Reduces Glyphosate Damage Award, Bayer to Again AppealNext articleChina Talks Moving Forward This Week Eric Pfeiffer SHARE Long-term Interest Rates Represent Unique Opportunity Today SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Jul 16, 2019 last_img read more

Newspaper reporter harassed by police for allegedly libelling President Museveni

first_imgNews March 12, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en Help by sharing this information Uganda urged to free two journalist held since last week on libel charges Receive email alerts Organisation January 13, 2021 Find out more UgandaAfrica UgandaAfrica center_img to go further Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election News Reporters Without Borders condemns the way the Ugandan police are harassing Angelo Izama, an investigative reporter and political analyst who works for the independent Daily Monitor and the radio station KFM, over an article he wrote on 20 December. He has been summoned and questioned three times in the past week for allegedly libelling President Yoweri Museveni.“Not only are the libel accusations unfounded, but the methods being used by the police to intimidate him are disgraceful,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities are violating his right to the presumption of innocence, although this is guaranteed by Ugandan law. This disturbing development highlights the lack of freedom for Ugandan journalists as the country enters a crucial period, the run-up to the 2011 elections.”Describing the current climate for the Ugandan press as “unhealthy,” Izama told Reporters Without Borders: “The state already has overwhelming control of the media, both directly and indirectly, but this kind of incident reinforces journalists’ fears and makes it more likely they will censor themselves.”Izama was summoned for the first time on 22 December and interrogated for five hours. He was summoned a second time on 28 December and a third time yesterday. Now the police have given him a fourth summons for 6 January and have told him not to leave Kampala. He still does not know if he will be prosecuted. If tried on a criminal libel charge, he faces a possible three-year jail sentence.Entitled “Preparing for 2011 elections by arming troops” and published in the Daily Monitor’s Sunday edition, the Sunday Monitor, the offending article reported growing concern that the 2011 presidential and parliamentary elections could be marred by violence. It also quoted comments by diplomats and opposition figures about the ruling National Resistance Movement’s plans to provide “military training” to more than 2,500 men before the elections.The day the article was published, President Museveni said: “These people of the Monitor, I am going to deal with them if they don’t change their ways.”A total of 15 journalists are currently being prosecuted in Uganda, facing sentences ranging from several months to several years in prison. Most of them are charged with criminal defamation or sedition. One of them, Patrick Otim of Mega FM, a station based in the northern city of Gulu, is facing a possible death sentence on a charge of treason. Arrested in June, he is accused of being a member of the rebel Uganda Patriotic Front.Four radio stations were closed last September during rioting in Kampala (read the release). Two of them, CBS, a station owned by the Kingdom of Buganda, one of Uganda’s traditional kingdoms, and Suubi FM, another privately-owned station, are still forbidden to broadcast.Uganda is ranked 86th out of 175 countries in the 2009 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Ugandan president threatens to “bankrupt” leading daily December 30, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper reporter harassed by police for allegedly libelling President Museveni Follow the news on Uganda June 4, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Blogger and mother on hunger strike, both could die

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Organisation Reporters Without Borders condemns the deadly indifference of Iran’s most senior judicial authorities for refusing to release Hossein Ronaghi Malki, a jailed blogger who is gravely ill and who today began his 20th day on hunger strike in protest against his detention and his prison conditions.Malki’s mother, Zolikha Mosavi, has also been on hunger strike for the past eight days to protest against the inhuman way her son is being treated.“This human rights defender has been unjustly detained for the past four years and, in view of his determination to continue the hunger strike, the Iranian authorities must make a humanitarian gesture and release him,” Reporters Without Borders said.“We hold judicial authority chief Sadegh Amoli Larijani, Tehran prosecutor Abas Jafari Dolatabadi and justice minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi responsible for the lives of Malki and his mother.”Malki, who began his hunger strike on 9 August, now weighs only 52 kilos and is reportedly unconscious for much of the time. Arrested on 13 December 2010, he continues to serve a 17-year jail sentence although he has undergone several kidney operations and is in very poor health.After being granted parole in order to seek treatment, he was returned to Tehran’s Evin prison on 22 May.His family is very worried but is powerless in the face of the authorities’ refusal to relent. His father demanded Malki’s right to adequate medical treatment in an open letter to the judicial authorities on 1 August. His mother, who has heart problems, told the BBC’s Persian language service: “I have begun this hunger strike to make my plea heard. I want my son to be granted medical parole. If they want to kill him, let them execute him. But it is inhuman to leave him in agony and pain.”In an open letter to the Tehran prosecutor today, 41 detainees in Evin prison’s Section 305 voiced deep concern about Malki’s “critical condition” and condemned the “irresponsibility of the judicial and prison authorities.”Reporters Without Borders is publishing the results of an examination of Malki’s kidneys nearly a year ago that shows how alarming his condition is. This human rights defender is in urgent need of adequate medical care. June 9, 2021 Find out more News March 18, 2021 Find out more After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists August 28, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger and mother on hunger strike, both could die IranMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Irancenter_img News Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 to go further February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers to Perform at Pasadena Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 24

first_img 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe HerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDoes Giving Ultimatums In A Relationship Ever Work Out?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuffcenter_img The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, one of the world’s premiere choral ensembles specializing in African-American music, will perform on Sunday, June 24, at 4 p.m. at Pasadena Presbyterian Church, Colorado Blvd. at Madison Ave. in the Playhouse Arts District of downtown Pasadena.The concert will be free of admission charge; a freewill offering will be taken with a suggested donation of $20. The program will focus on traditional and contemporary spirituals and gospels and works by contemporary African-American composers.Founded in 1968, the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers is based in Los Angeles and focuses, in part, on the genre often called Negro Spirituals. The arranged spiritual became known in the Winter of 1870 when an intrepid group of 11 singers — seven women and four men — representing the newly-established Fisk University in Nashville appeared at the Court of St. James in London. Queen Victoria’s immediate acceptance helped this a cappella, four-part singing by an ensemble of students to become known worldwide as a creative religious music evoking a deep sense of personal spiritual fervor.Shortly after its founding, the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers undertook its first European tour and have performed 18 sold-out European tours, 12 tours of the United States and Canada, and tours of the Middle and Far East, Africa and South America. They were selected three times to serve the U.S. State Department and USIS Cultural Exchange Program in areas of the world known in those days as “behind the Iron Curtain,” including East Germany, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. They have also appeared in Iran, India, North and West Africa, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates.Founder-Director Albert McNeil is Professor Emeritus of Music, the University of California at Davis, where he was Director of choral activities for 21 years and headed the Music Education program. He taught courses in ethnomusicology at the University of Southern California for 12 years. He began his teaching career as a teacher of music in the elementary, junior and senior high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.McNeil is well-known to the national choral community, having been honored on four occasions with command performances before the prestigious American Choral Directors Association in 1981 in New Orleans, in 1985 at their Salt Lake City Convention, at their 1997 convention in San Diego, California, in February, 2000, at Los Angeles during the ACDA Western Division Convention held on the campus of Loyola-Marymount University.The ensemble headlined the First Choral Festival in Jaffe (yafo), Israel, in April 1988. They have performed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Dale Warland Singers, Chanticleer and the Vancouver Chamber Choir.About the Pasadena Presbyterian ChurchThis event is one of dozens of concerts and recitals presented each year by Pasadena Presbyterian Church as a musical outreach to the community. Included in that list are free weekly “Music at Noon” recitals every Wednesday from 12:10-12:40 p.m. in the church’s sanctuary that feature a wide variety of local, national and international artists.The church’s 2012-2013 “Friends of Music” concert series will begin on Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. with a performance of Benjamin Britten’s “The Company of Heaven” for choir, orchestra, soloists and narrators, all conducted by Dr. Timothy Howard, the church’s director of music and organist. The performance will come on the 75th anniversary of the work’s premiere on the BBC Radio Network.Founded in 1875, Pasadena Presbyterian Church is the oldest church in the city and today’s congregation is a vibrant mix of English, Korean and Spanish communities. Sunday worship conducted in all three languages and the church offers a wide variety of education, mission and community service programs. For more information, log onto Community News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Faith & Religion News Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers to Perform at Pasadena Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 24 The program will focus on traditional and contemporary spirituals and gospels and works by contemporary African-American composers. Published on Friday, June 1, 2012 | 5:17 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Junior League of Pasadena Installs New Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 Year

first_img Top of the News People Junior League of Pasadena Installs New Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 Year From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | 11:55 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Business News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyThe Dos And Don’ts Of Tinder You Must KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Front row left to right: Jennifer Allan Goldman, Jenny Chavez, Kristen Todd, Leah Mason, Dana Jones; Back row left to right: Mary Snider, Sarah Horner Fish, Kristen Noffke, Robyn Grandy, Shannon GleasonOn May 27, 2014, the Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) held its Annual Meeting which was a night of celebration that honored members’ achievements, revealed new initiatives and installed its new Board of Directors.The meeting was full of excitement and member pride as the current year was reflected on and 24 new members were introduced into the JLP. Outgoing President Kristen Schwarz highlighted the JLP community work with Mothers’ Club Early Learning Center and PUSD’s My Masterpieces programs which demonstrate the League’s dedication to increasing the reach and effectiveness of its mission statement: “Promoting Voluntarism, Developing the Potential of Women and Improving Communities.” Schwarz also shared that in the upcoming year, the JLP will explore new ways to fulfill its mission by identifying potential opportunities to help and support two areas of need in Pasadena and the greater San Gabriel Valley, the needs of Youth Wellness and Mental Health and the Support and Development of Women.In her remarks, new President, Kristen Todd of San Marino, welcomed the new year and emphasized the reach of the training the JLP provides, “We are an organization that says yes to your potential. That cultivates your development and then asks you to “graduate” as a sustainer and use those skills to go improve the community around you. I have never been a part of an organization that takes so many “chances” on women, with the expectation that you go use that training to improve other organizations.”Other new Board members include President-Elect Robyn Grandy of Pasadena; Community Director Lauren Hooten of Pasadena; Finance Director Jennifer Allan Goldman of Pasadena; Fundraising Director Dana Jones of Pasadena; Marketing Director Shannon Gleason of Altadena; Membership Director Leah Mason of Pasadena; Program Development Director Jennifer Quintanilla of Pasadena; Recorder Kristen Noffke of Pasadena; State Public Affairs Council (SPAC) Senior Representative Jenny Chavez of Los Angeles; Sustainer Director Barbara Baptie of Pasadena; Board Advisor Sarah Horner Fish of Pasadena, Board Advisor Mary Snider of Arcadia; and President’s Assistant Whitney Worster of La Canada Flintridge.About Junior League of Pasadena, Inc.Founded in 1926, the Junior League of Pasadena is a nonprofit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Past projects have included Madison Elementary School, Kidspace Museum, and the Pasadena Senior Center. To receive further information, please contact the Junior League of Pasadena at (626) 796-0244 or visit their web site at Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more