Industry bounces back in UK

first_img whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ Wednesday 1 December 2010 8:22 pm RECORD breaking statistics are pointing to a resurgent UK economy, according to authoritative data released yesterday.Jobs growth in manufacturing for November raced forwards at its fastest rate since 1992, when the Markit/CPI Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) began collecting data.And UK manufacturing growth hit a sixteen year high, after production rose for 18 months in a row. The index increased to 58 in November, and October’s rate was revised up to 55.4. The PMI is used as an indicator of economic activity, and all figures above 50 indicate a rise.The figures reflect stronger output growth and inflows of new work and new export orders, the authors said.“Job creation was attributed to the ongoing economic recovery,” they added. On Monday employment forecasts were revised upwards by the Office for Budget Responsibility. The private sector is forecast to add 1.5m jobs by 2015, with unemployment falling to around six per cent.“Today’s survey supports our view that growth this quarter will be at least 0.5 per cent,” said Hetal Mehta of Daiwa Capital Markets.“Any notion that the Bank of England is poised to implement more quantitative easing in the near term should now be dispelled,” she said.Yet manufacturing only accounts for 12.8 per cent of GDP, warned Howard Archer of IHS Global Insight. “Nonetheless, this is a superb, encouraging survey,” he added. “And the more forward looking elements showed improvement.” KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Industry bounces back in UK last_img read more

Could Sisal bring the ‘shine’ back to the National Lottery?

first_imgState monopoly AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address It’s something that Camilla Folladori, international business development director at Sisal, puts down to the “passion that we put in bidding”.  Many were surprised at the recent news the Italian lottery operator was joining the race for the UK’s National Lottery. But its bid has been some time in the making, international business development director Camilla Folladori tells Joanne Christie. “We were interested in the bid since the very beginning,” says Folladori. “We started discussing the National Lottery with the Gambling Commission back in 2019, when they started contacting the industry to receive feedback. So since the very onset, Sisal was in the process.” But Folladori says Sisal takes a different view on it. “We think in fact it’s a great opportunity to have a charity that is against any kind of exploitation of children,” she says.  Given the deadline for expressing initial interest has long passed, it’s clear Sisal did not come out of nowhere but rather has been in the frame for some time.  Over the past couple of years, speculation has been rife about potential bidders for the UK’s fourth National Lottery licence, with everyone from Richard Branson to Tabcorp reported to be mulling a bid. Whether or not this and its successful track record in international expansion can help it unseat Camelot from its uninterrupted reign as the UK’s National Lottery operator remains to be seen.  “It’s a process that involves the entire team. It’s not just a few people. We set up, of course, a war room but there is an overarching effort of the entire group. There is a vast number of persons that are involved in creating the best possible bid,” she says.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Could Sisal bring the ‘shine’ back to the National Lottery? While Sazka has set its stall by hiring a series of well-known business names to assist with its UK bid, including the driving force behind London’s 2012 Olympics Sir Keith Mills, Sisal has teamed up with the children’s charity. 11th May 2021 | By Joanne Christie But despite the large number of names being thrown about – some of which were likely nothing more than unsubstantiated rumours – the latest company to officially throw its hat in the ring seems to have taken most by surprise. Regions: UK & Ireland Southern Europe Italy Topics: Lottery Online lottery Retail lottery State monopoly Indeed, Sisal has made much of its success in winning all three of the tenders it has bid for since beginning its international expansion drive, the third being Morocco’s Société de Gestion de la Loterie Nationale. But one thing’s for sure: the battle has turned into a much more competitive race than it looked likely to be even just a year ago. Asked who Sisal views as its fiercest competitor, Folladori says: “We never underestimate any competitor. But we focus on our own capabilities.” She adds that its UK knowledge was another big part of the attraction. “A charity such as Barnardo’s, which has more than 150 years of UK history, was to us the perfect match because of their knowledge of the UK, their recognition among UK customers and stakeholders, their experience also in the retail environment and their ability to give us more understanding of what the good causes really need.” Keeping everyone happycenter_img While Sisal hasn’t been able to give away much about its plans for the National Lottery if successful, it has emphasised repeatedly since the announcement a focus on responsible gambling, having clearly judged the prevailing sentiment in the UK market. “We think that more and more in any jurisdiction, retail and online will need to go hand in hand. But we do see how important retail will continue to be in the hearts and minds of specific clusters of customers, whereas other types of customers will be willing to have more blurring, an omnichannel experience that will enable them to move from one channel to another one.” Though bidders are forbidden from discussing the details of their bids and so Folladori is unable to say whether or not the company would introduce such as scheme in the UK  – Camelot does not currently operate anything similar – she says: “For sure the Italian experience has been very, very successful.  “It’s in the end a win-win partnership with the retailers, because it prevents the retailer from being worried that he or she will lose the customer. But rather it enables us, especially in difficult moments as Covid was, to give them an additional source of revenue.”  From one perspective, a children’s charity might seem an odd choice for a gambling company, particularly given the recent criticism Camelot has faced over sales to under-18s and the general sentiment in the UK around gambling and gaming activity among children. Tags: Sisal National Lottery Licence Tender The news last month that Italian lottery operator Sisal was in the running was likely not a welcome surprise for Sazka in particular, which until that point had seemed the most formidable rival to incumbent Camelot. Regaining relevance She says its recent decision to go public was down to its inking of a partnership with Barnardo’s more than anything else. In this respect, Sisal might have something of an edge. In a move that just happened to coincide with the onset of the pandemic, it last year introduced a revenue share affiliation scheme for retailers that signed up online players. It was hugely successful for the operator, increasing the number of online accounts opened in retail shops by 150% and the revenues coming from customers opening online accounts in retail by 300%. While the specifics of Sisal’s bid cannot be disclosed, Folladori is keen to elaborate on its overarching aim. “We want to place a very ambitious and bold bid to be able to physically create the right conditions for the National Lottery to go back to what it used to be in terms of relevance to customers, in terms of brand image, in terms of the link between customers and good causes, which has been a bit rusty over these last years.” The Czech operator went up against Sisal for tenders for Turkey’s national lottery Milli Piyango and Italy’s SuperEnalotto, with Sisal awarded the tender on both occasions. She concedes that tinkering with longstanding products is always difficult, but believes it is possible to do so without losing customer interest. “Touching an iconic product, it’s always very tricky. We did it with SuperEnalotto back in 2016. That was very successful, the turnover was 60% up versus 2015. And if you look at 2019 versus 2015, it was plus 80% up.  “But of course it required a lot of study, of analysis, and a 360-degree approach to avoid putting at risk such an iconic product. So we do understand how important and challenging it can be to touch a product. And if you don’t do it in the right way, unfortunately customers can be very punitive.” “And I think it’s something that is shown by having won the last three bids against the most important competitors in the world, and to name a few, some of them are still into this bid for the UK National Lottery.” Either way, she’s clear the relationship between retail and online is a key area of focus. “No doubt the retail channel is key in granting access to customers, but it’s not just a matter of granting access to customers. We operate in Italy an extremely large retail network, basically the same size as the one in the UK. We have, again, in Morocco and in Turkey, important retail networks. And we do combine also the online very successfully.  She believes the National Lottery is yet to fully recover from the overhauls of the main lottery game – first doubling the ticket price in 2013, then adding 10 balls to the mix in 2015. “Unfortunately, over the years, the National Lottery has lost its shine among customers,” she says. “If you look, for example, at what happened when they touched their most iconic product, they lost more than three or four million customers. So more than anything else, I think that what should be done is to regain relevance among customers.” Indeed, the retail environment could be a key battleground in the bid for the fourth licence. While Camelot has done particularly well in increasing digital sales in recent years and the bidders’ online capabilities are certain to be under scrutiny by the Gambling Commission, the ability to keep retailers onside while growing digital sales is going to be equally, if not more, important given the dominance of retail in the lottery vertical. In terms of making other additions or changes to the product offering of the National Lottery, Folladori is restricted from commenting too specifically. “I cannot answer in detail what we will offer for the National Lottery,” she says. “But what I could tell you is that for us, responsible gambling is the most important priority, which goes well beyond any other concern. So you can think about it as that if it’s a safe gambling approach, then the rest can follow. If it’s not, we prefer not to go into that area.” In it since the ‘very beginning’last_img read more

Orlando conventions and Florida festival cancellations mount as lawmakers ponder coronavirus…

first_imgAmong the cancelled events is a Minecraft conference expected to draw 15,000 video-game enthusiasts and a Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference that was projected to draw 43,000 attendees to Orlando next week. Trump was scheduled to speak Monday. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here By John Haughey | The Center SquareThree Orlando conventions, including one President Donald Trump was to address, and two Miami festivals are among Florida events that have been cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus scare. “It is clear that it would be an unacceptable risk to bring so many thousands of people together in Orlando next week,” HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf said.Other cancellations include Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, which draws up to 55,000 visitors annually, and the Calle Ocho Festival, scheduled to begin March 15, that attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year to heart of Little Havana.The cancellations were announced Thursday and Friday as a fourth Floridian – a Santa Rosa County man in his 70s – tested positive for COVID-19, which is a respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.No new cases had been reported as of mid-afternoon Friday on the Florida Department of Health (DOH) coronavirus website, which listed four positive tests and five Floridians in isolation in other states after returning from trips to China.The site tallied the number of negative test results at 55, and the number of pending test results at 51. Statewide, 264 people are being monitored. Collectively, 981 people in Florida have been monitored for symptoms.The coronavirus emergency, declared by State Surgeon General Scott Rivkees on Sunday night, surfaced as a factor in budget deliberations in the Legislature.House Democrats argued Thursday and Friday that the chamber’s proposed tax plan, which includes $543 million in corporate tax breaks and $193 million in taxpayer relief, is unwise when the COVID-19 outbreak could disrupt tourism, the state’s biggest industry. “Have we considered how this global health crisis will suck money out or affect Floridians?” Rep. Al Jacquet, D-Lantana, asked of Rep. Bryan Avila, R-Hialeah, who is spearheading House Bill 7097, the House tax package, during Thursday’s floor debate. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings said Friday the three conventions, representing an Orlando-area economic impact of $154 million, have been scratched, although COVID-19 fears do not appear to be having much impact on individual leisure travel to attractions such as Disney World.“Our leisure travelers continue to come to Orange County to enjoy our theme parks, and all that we have to offer,” Demings told reporters. “We want to emphasize that we, in Orange County, are open for business.” Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear The appearance of coronavirus cases in Florida has had little visible impact on the Magic Kingdom, the world’s most-visited theme park with almost 21 million visitors a year.John Raoux / AP TAGSCoronavirusevent cancellationsThe Center Square Previous articleFlorida Senate sends resolution condemning white nationalism to the HouseNext articleSome over-the-air tv frequencies are changing Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! “I don’t think that’s the substance of this bill,” Avila said.Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, told reporters Thursday that responding to the coronavirus will have an effect on the state’s budget even with Trump signing an $8.3 billion emergency funding package.“We need to continue to put emphasis on our reserves,’’ Galvano said. “It also makes a case for having a messaging entity like Visit Florida,” the state’s embattled tourist marketing agency that the House’s proposed budget defunds and disbands.The federal bill allocates $950 million to state governments to bolster their COVID-19 responses, money Gov. Ron DeSantis said Thursday the state will use to purchase more kits to test patients for COVID-19.“We don’t have them yet. We’d like to get them obviously as soon as possible,” DeSantis said. “To be able to do that local testing would make a big, big difference.” Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

Studio Dwelling / cmA Arquitectos

first_img Spain Houses Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of cmA Arquitectos+ 12 Share CopyHouses•Boadilla del Monte, Spaincenter_img Studio Dwelling / cmA Arquitectos Architects: cmA ArquitectosSave this picture!Courtesy of cmA ArquitectosThe proposal for a studio-dwelling generates volumes defined for uses other than housing and office, without breaking up the unity of the resulting architecture. The project aims for a dynamic space in close relation to the potential of the existing plot, both its steep slope and the existence of large trees of great natural value. The space is generated around the vertical core, which grows at half levels open towards the adjoining outdoor areas, creating new spaces related to the house (garden, swimming pool, lookouts…) We identify four main focus points where openings and views are concentrated, corresponding to the existing century-old oaks.Save this picture!Courtesy of cmA ArquitectosThese areas concentrate large glazed openings, using the oaks as effective solar attenuation elements, besides providing a nice visual background for openings and as elements of privacy. We intensify an intention to expand the interior space with the use of organic Cumaru wood, in contrast to the stone enclosure of the rest of the walls. The openings, mainly towards the south, have recessed glazing to generate an efficient behavior with the low winter sun and shade during summer. The roof and walls have a high thermal inertia, which together with the ease of cross ventilation, form an energy-efficient architecture. Collected rainwater is stored in a large buried cistern for irrigation use.Save this picture!PlansProject gallerySee allShow lessFried Pavillion / Amunt Architekten Martenson und Nagel TheissenSelected ProjectsThe Dune House / Wolveridge ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Studio Dwelling / cmA ArquitectosSave this projectSaveStudio Dwelling / cmA Arquitectos “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officecmA ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodBoadilla del MonteSpainPublished on September 24, 2013Cite: “Studio Dwelling / cmA Arquitectos” [Vivienda Estudio / cmA Arquitectos] 24 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Tree Top Residence / Belzberg Architects

first_imgArchDaily Photographs Area:  1290 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project General Contractor: Tree Top Residence / Belzberg Architects United States Pamela Burton & Company Winters-Schram Associates Architects: Belzberg Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Los Angeles, United States Projects Save this picture!© Bruce Damonte+ 13 Share Planning Partners Limited Landscape Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Tree Top Residence / Belzberg ArchitectsSave this projectSaveTree Top Residence / Belzberg Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2015 Houses “COPY” Manufacturers: Boffi, Delta Light “COPY” Photographs:  Bruce Damonte, Art Gray Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Thornton Tomasetti Year:  Structural Consultant: Project Management: Project Contributors:Brock DeSmit, Chris Arntzen, Glenn Ginter, Andrew Kim, Ashley CoonInterior Design/Decor:Curated Inc.Soils Engineer:Grover Hollingsworth & Associates, Inc.
Civil Engineer:Fuscoe Engineering, Inc.
M/E/P Consultant:South Coast EngineeringSpecifications:InterSpec
Surveyor:Northlake SurveyingExpeditor:Kimberlina Whettam & AssociatesSpecial Fabrication:Spectrum Oak, Funtime Cabinetry Factory, Fusion FlooringPartner In Charge:Hagy BelzbergProject Manager:David CheungDesign Team:Dan Rentsch, Jennifer Wu, Chris Sanford, Barry Gartin, Susan NwankpaCity:Los AngelesCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteSave this picture!Site PlanText description provided by the architects. The Tree Top Residence celebrates the site’s complex landscape, merging seamlessly and emerging from atop the canopy of trees that surround it. Built along a natural ridgeline, the long and narrow plan of the three-story house mimics and inverts the angles of the site’s topography, creating dynamic vertical and horizontal relationships. Save this picture!© Bruce DamonteSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteVertically, an eccentrically-helical stair functions as a primary organizing element and a sculptural gesture upon entry into the house. On the ground floor, it acts as a threshold into the open plan; on the floor above, it separates the master suite and children’s quarter, while providing a light well to the basement. Horizontally, walls are used sparingly in favor of fluidly connected spaces. Movement and views between dining areas, kitchen, play and gathering spaces are uninterrupted, and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors blend the interior with the outside. Save this picture!© Art GrayHidden from the street, the residence is insulated from its neighbors, but open to its site. Canted limestone louvers, and dense planting on the north facade shield the interior from the closest adjacent neighbor. Conversely, the rest of the building opens to the site with floor-to-ceiling glazing, relying on both the house’s generous distance from the property line, and the densely wooded valley below to create a natural screen. The orchestration of this view, overlooking a dense canopy of trees, embodies the intent to offer respite from the city below. Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Bruce DamonteProject gallerySee allShow lessGallery: Calatrava’s WTC Transportation Hub Photographed by Hufton+CrowArchitecture NewsRenzo Piano to Lead Reconstruction Efforts Following Italian EarthquakeArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeBelzberg ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLos AngelesUnited StatesPublished on August 30, 2016Cite: “Tree Top Residence / Belzberg Architects” 30 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?树冠住宅 / Belzberg Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Primula Cheese presents North East charities with surprise donations

first_img  192 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 North East charities North East Hearts with Goals, Heel and Toe Children’s Charity and the Alzheimer’s Society each received surprise donations last month from Primula Cheese after staff were asked to nominate local charities to give to.North East Hearts with Goals was presented with a new van worth £60,000, which will be kitted out with defibrillator equipment as well as screening equipment that will help the charity to spot the signs of heart disease in people from the region.The donation came as a surprise to Christine Stephenson and Kelly Best, founders of the charity, who were presented with the van by Paul Lewney, managing director of Kavli UK (main image), which owns Primula Cheese when they went to talk to Primula staff about the charity and its work.Heel and Toe Children’s Charity also received a surprise donation of £25,000 to fund a hydrotherapy pool at its new centre in County Durham. The pool will help over 120 children from all across the North East who are living with disabilities or who are recovering from operations which require physiotherapy.Both of these donations were funded by The Kavli Trust, the charitable trust that owns Primula Cheese and donates profits from sales of Primula and other Kavli products to good causes throughout the UK and abroad.The third donation, £15,000, went to the Alzheimer’s Society, and was raised by staff from Primula Cheese at its first annual Cheesy Ball, which was held in October last year.Kavli UK managing director Paul Lewney said:“Charity is at the heart of everything that Primula does and being able to deliver such an incredible Christmas surprise really makes all of the hard work worth it. We chose these charities because they will make a real difference to people living in the North East and we hope that the gifts help them to continue delivering their invaluable work.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 Advertisement Melanie May | 6 January 2017 | News Tagged with: corporate Trusts  191 total views,  1 views today Primula Cheese presents North East charities with surprise donations About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

Revealing Play Captures True Stories About Hollywood’s “Backroom Boys”

first_img Stanley RoseA collection of wonderful stories and memories is the heart of a fascinating play called Evenings with The Boys in the Backroom by Peter Adum and Joyce Fante. It’s the Los Angeles version of Gertrude Stein’s 1920s “Left Bank Salon” in Paris where she hosted luminaries like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. The play, as a staged reading, showcases L.A.’s own 1930s salon of gifted writers set in Stanley Rose’s Book Store, one door east of the Musso & Frank Grill and across from the Brown Derby in Hollywood. The world premiere production will be presented as a benefit for the Friends of the Altadena Public Library in association with The Moveable Theatre Company, which uses volunteer professional actors. The performance is Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM in the Altadena Public Library community room in Altadena, California. (For tickets: (626) 798-0833 or“From the start, this play has interested and enchanted me,” said Holly Witham, founder and production director of The Moveable Theatre Company. “Call me a 1930s buff, or a fan of the Golden Age of Hollywood or a hopeless bibliophile; I am guilty of all these things and from all, can point with enthusiasm to this fascinating story of how some of the best writers of an era socialized, played, fought, gossiped, supported and challenged each other, amid the sometimes cruel, heart-breaking and tough world of Hollywood,” Witham said.Set in 1938, this original work written a number of years ago, chronicles the friendships between Hollywood book store owner Stanley Rose and some of his most famous customers: John Fante, William Saroyan, Nathanael West and Carey McWilliams. To help write the play, John Fante’s widow, Joyce, now deceased, shared her knowledge of the intimate details of conversations that occurred in Stanley Rose’s back room behind the book shop. This is where Rose’s successful friends talked, drank, played cards and discussed ideas which would inspire their most famous works. The scene was like a “Who’s Who” of the Los Angeles literary scene during Hollywood’s Golden Age.For example, William Saroyan wrote the Pulitzer Prize wining play, The Time of Your Life. John Fonte, a novelist, wrote Ask the Dust among others and Nathanael West wrote bitter, satirical novels like Day of the Locust. Carey McWilliams, an attorney and “muckraker” wrote works including Factories in the Fields and one of the finest histories of Southern California.The play paints the picture of the bookstore’s backroom which was an “art gallery” (original Picassos), but retained the intimate atmosphere of the old speakeasy days. Bookstore owner, Stanley Rose, was characterized by playwright Peter Adum: “He was quite unique. Here was a hard-drinking, semi-literate, bootlegger who fed, nurtured and encouraged the writers who became his best friends. He wasn’t Gertrude Stein, but he was very much the ‘den mother’.” One of Rose’s lines in the play says a lot: “I sell books. I don’t read the damn things….” Literary Arts Revealing Play Captures True Stories About Hollywood’s “Backroom Boys” “… It’s a brilliant play. It’s so good that I’m even tempted to steal from it myself.” – William Saroyan’s play character From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, April 4, 2013 | 11:54 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 Subscribecenter_img Community News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Top of the News 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, Pasadenalast_img read more

Pasadena-based Children’s Charity Hillsides Hires New Clinical Coordinator

first_img 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 Make a comment People Pasadena-based Children’s Charity Hillsides Hires New Clinical Coordinator From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, February 20, 2015 | 12:54 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News Eshele Williams, Psy.D, LMFT. Photo courtesy Hillsides.OrgYouth Moving On (YMO), Hillsides transition-aged youth program for youth formerly in foster care or probation, is excited to introduce the newest member of its clinical team, Eshele Williams, Psy.D, LMFT. Williams will serve as the clinical coordinator. Williams’ work in the child welfare field includes experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist, parenting program coordinator, health team coordinator for children with chronic illness, author, public speaker, and adoption support program project coordinator.YMO, located in Pasadena, is one of Hillsides four core programs, offering youth affordable quality housing and numerous support services to help them transition to successful adulthood.Williams has served as the project coordinator of Adoption Promotion and Support Services at Children’s Bureau in Los Angeles and as the project coordinator of Project Fatherhood at D’Veal Family and Youth Services in Pasadena. She is experienced as a therapist, providing direct services to children, families, and patients in in-patient drug and alcohol facilities. She also supervised and trained staff who provided specialized education services for foster and adoptive parents along the foster care to adoption continuum.She possesses extensive knowledge and skill in conducting interviews with children, families, and professionals. She is trained in implementing the Child Welfare League of America’s (CWLA) PRIDE Model of Practice to develop and support resource parents as team members in child protection, and in the CWLA Kinship Care – Traditions of Caring and Collaborating Model of Practice.Williams has also written children’s books that help parents initiate and explore conversations with their birth children in preparation of the families’ foster care and adoption experience. In addition, she is experienced as a trainer on the impact of fostering and adopting on birth children and trains kinship care providers on the foster care and adoption experience specific to them.“Williams’ work reflects a commitment to promoting social justice and permanency for children, especially for children of color,” said Thomas Lee, Hillsides division director of Transition-Aged Youth Services. “The entire YMO team is honored to have her share her talents with the staff and youth we serve. This is an important moment in the evolution of the YMO program and ensures the mission of Hillsides is realized.”Hillsides, headquartered in Pasadena, is a premier provider of child welfare services whose mission is to provide high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive. Hillsides serves families and children throughout Los Angeles County, ranging from the Hollywood Hills to Echo Park to Baldwin Park to Pomona. For more information on Hillsides, please visit Community News Business News 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 More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Conduct Training Programmes For Police Officers To Deal With Socially Sensitive Cases Arising Out Of Interfaith/Caste Marriages: Supreme Court

first_imgTop StoriesConduct Training Programmes For Police Officers To Deal With Socially Sensitive Cases Arising Out Of Interfaith/Caste Marriages: Supreme Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 Feb 2021 9:06 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court directed the Police Authorities to to lay down some guidelines and training programmes how to handle such socially sensitive cases like those arising out of inter marriages.The bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy criticised a police officer who refused to close ‘missing persons’ FIR lodged by the father of a girl even after he came to know that…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court directed the Police Authorities to to lay down some guidelines and training programmes how to handle such socially sensitive cases like those arising out of inter marriages.The bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy criticised a police officer who refused to close ‘missing persons’ FIR lodged by the father of a girl even after he came to know that she had married a person and is staying with him. The couple approached the Supreme Court alleging that the Investigating Officer is forcing her to to come back to Karnataka and threatening to lodge cases against the husband.We strongly deprecate the conduct of the IO in adopting these tactics and the officer must be sent for counseling as to how to manage such cases, the bench observed.The court observed that IO should have conducted himself more responsibly in closing the complaint and if he really wanted to record the statement, he should have informed that he would visit her and recorded the statement instead of putting her under threat of action against her husband to come to the police station. The bench further observed that the consent of the family or the community or the clan is not necessary once two adult individuals agree to enter into a wedlock. Such a right or choice to marry is not expected to succumb to the concept of “class honour” or “group thinking”, the court said. “The way forward to the police authorities is to not only counsel the current IOs but device a training programme to deal with such cases for the benefit of the police personnel. We expect the police authorities to take action in this behalf in the next eight weeks to lay down some guidelines and training programmes how to handle such socially sensitive cases.”, the bench added.While quashing the FIR, the bench advised the father of the girl to accept the marriage and re-establish social interaction with his daughter and son in law. Under the garb of caste and community to alienate the child and the son-in-law will hardly be a desirable social exercise, it added.The bench has concluded the Judgment with the following words of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar from “Annihilation of Caste;”I am convinced that the real remedy is inter-marriage. Fusion of blood can alone create the feeling of being kith and kin, and unless this feeling of kinship, of being kindred, becomes paramount, the separatist feeling—the feeling of being aliens—created by Caste will not vanish. Where society is already well-knit by other ties, marriage is an ordinary incident of life. But where society is cut asunder, marriage as a binding force becomes a matter of urgent necessity. The real remedy for breaking caste is inter-marriage. Nothing else will serve as the solvent of caste.” CASE: LAXMIBAI CHANDARAGI B  vs. THE STATE OF KARNATAKA [WRIT PETITION [CRIMINAL] NO.359/2020]CORAM: Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh RoyCITATION: LL 2021 SC 79Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Arranmore asks people in US & Australia to consider moving there

first_img WhatsApp Arranmore asks people in US & Australia to consider moving there Facebook Twitter Google+ By News Highland – June 15, 2019 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Residents on Arranmore have written open letters to people in the US and Australia asking them to consider moving to there.The island has been suffering from population decline for decades, and currently has only 469 residents.Recently, the first offshore digital hub in the country was opened on Arranmore, with residents able to avail of high speed broadband.Arranmore island community council member Adrian Begley says the idea of open letters came from that:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Previous articleMeeting to be held on imminent closure of Kilcar Post OfficeNext articlePassenger numbers halved at City of Derry Airport News Highland Google+center_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more