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first_img Howard Lake | 1 July 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ukfundraising Twitter follow button About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img 11 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Leaderboard right 120 x 60last_img read more

Northwest Jobfest and Community Resource Fair Announced

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News News Feature Stories Northwest Jobfest and Community Resource Fair Announced Northwest Jobfest supporters include Mayor Terry Tornek, City Manager Michael Beck, State Representative Chris Holden, and City Councilman Tyron Hampton. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 3:16 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Make a comment Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News center_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. Councilmember Tyron Hampton and Pasadena City Mayor Terry TornekThe Northwest Jobfest and Community Resource Fair will take place on Tremont Street (between N. Fair Oaks and Raymond) on Saturday, November 21, from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. It has been organized by the N. Fair Oaks Empowerment Initiative which is sponsored by the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA).“This community and the people who live here are the heart of Pasadena,” said City Councilman Tyron Hampton. “It’s not just ‘Northwest Pasadena.’ This is a hard working community.” Hampton sees the N. Fair Oaks Jobfest and Empowerment Initiative as an opportunity to bring about positive change.“North Fair Oaks is a place where people speed past on their way to somewhere else, not noticing how God is at work,” said Dr. Jill Shook, long-term community resident who helped to start the N. Fair Oaks Initiative and is helping coordinate the Northwest Jobfest. “Our team has worked diligently to plan this fair; and in the process we are learning about the many gifts and resources that defy the negative perception of this stretch of N. Fair Oaks.”“This is an opportunity to put into action something that will make a significant impact,” said Pastor John Bledsoe, President of IMA. The IMA has organized job fairs for the past five years, but this one is on a much larger scale and involves the whole community on N Fair Oaks from Howard to Woodbury.A mobile employment unit will provide support for writing resumes and immediate application to jobs via internet. There will be free dress shirts for first 10 job seekers provided by Tyron Hampton (District One City Councilmember) as well as health and housing services, tattoo removal, and opportunities for residents to share their talents and dreams for the community. There will also be a video game truck, bounce house, free hot dogs, free ice cream for kids, door prizes (TV and bike), community-building booths (face-painting, auditions to be on the stage, free haircuts, entertainment, folkloric dance and more). Local talent will offer music, dance and poetry.Pastors and community leaders will take part, including Mayor Tornek, City Manager Michael Beck and state assemblyman Chris Holden. City Councilmember Tyron Hampton said, “My office has made a commitment to this event because of the people of this great community. Their engagement and commitment to this initiative has been an inspiration to my team.”According to Dr. Shook, the goal of the N. Fair Oaks Empowerment Initiative is to help promote businesses, churches and non-profits between Howard and Woodbury on N. Fair Oaks as well as help improve this area. A hundred and fifty surveys were conducted from April to July asking the businesses, residents and churches about their concerns and dreams, and if they wanted to be part of planning this year’s fair. Survey results included slower traffic, cleaner streets and sidewalks, a safer and more walkable community, more parking, landscaping, and affordable housing, with a goal “to beautify and not gentrify.”“The N. Fair Oaks Empowerment Initiative is bringing people out of their closed doors,” said Pat Gause of the Bethlehem Church of Christ. “It has empowered even the committee to dream bigger, dare to think outside the box. We’ve gotten to know our neighbors on the corridor between Woodbury and Howard. They are basically hardworking people, trying to realize the American dream.”Pastor Joseph Martin, who has lived in Northwest Pasadena for 37 years doing “rescue work” with the “bruised and broken,” became involved with the N. Fair Oaks Empowerment Initiative because he feels it will “provide opportunities for those who don’t leave the neighborhood,” especially young people. “I’m interested in the long haul and in making long-term changes,” explained Pastor Martin. He and others on the Planning Team see the Jobfest as an important first step towards revitalizing this community.Sponsors include the City of Pasadena, the Northwest Commission, Alta Pasa Manor, Arnold Family Funeral Services, ARCO, Bethlehem Church of Christ, Blues Wireless Altadena, State Representative Chris Holden, CHAPcare, Cutting Up, El Caporal, Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley, Friends in Deed Pasadena, Grace Temple, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pasadena Mennonite Church, Metropolitan Baptist Church, Neighborhood Church, New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, New Hope Church, Options for Learning, Successful Opportunities, Rio Meat Market, Rio Fashion, The Big Yard Sale, and the Urban Village. 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Water charges will sink workers

first_imgEmail THE regional president for St Vincent de Paul in the Mid West is urging the government to reconsider the proposed water charges of €4.88 per 1000 litres due to fears that it will push already struggling families over the edge.The St Vincent de Paul (SVP) organisation says the charge – one of the highest in Europe – will have serious implications for low income families.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Michael Murphy, of SVP Mid West told the Limerick Post: “What we’re beginning to see is people in lower paid employment who are really struggling and who don’t get any benefits, and yet their income might only be marginally different to people who are on social welfare.“We’ve had extra charges such as the property tax and now we’re following this with the water rates, and these people will have to pay all these charges. They are in employment so there’s no way of avoiding it.”Mr Murphy remarked that the added burden on low income households “doesn’t do anything to encourage people to be in the workforce and to pay their way”.“There are people who are just about keeping their heads above water and they are being hit with more charges. This needs to be looked at again, because it’s being brought in in a hasty manner at the moment,” he added.The SVP is now calling on the government to revise the charges, with particular regard to people on minimum wage and in low-paid employment.Mr Murphy concluded: “Examples are being given that it’s being brought in to improve the situation where we’re losing up to 50 per cent of our water through a porous water system that has been underfunded by the State and it’s just not good enough that the people are being punished and made to pay for it.“So far, all we’ve seen is the enormous cost of setting up this operation. The money is not being spent on the infrastructure.” Previous articleWaiting for Millennium midnight hourNext articleSt Michael’s Rowing Club take to Limerick’s streets John Keogh Facebook NewsWater charges will sink workersBy John Keogh – August 7, 2014 528 Irish Water defers introduction of new business charges during the Covid 19 emergency TAGSIrish WaterSociety of St Vincent de Paul Pictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loos RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printcenter_img Advertisement Limerick customers to benefit from extension of Irish Water’s First Fix free scheme to tackle leaks Irish Water to replace old water mains on St Nessan’s Road WhatsApp Twitter Linkedin Update: Works underway to resolve discolouration of water in Raheen area Abbeyfeale water supply gets the all clearlast_img read more

Chinas SAIC Motor to set up Rs 2,000cr car plant in Gujarat

first_imgGandhinagar, Jul 5 (PTI) Chinas SAIC Motor Corp will set up a passenger car manufacturing facility at Halol in Panchmahals district of Gujarat with an investment of Rs 2,000 crore.The Chinese auto major today entered into an MoU with the Gujarat government to establish the plant at Halol, around 160km from here, where MG brand cars will be manufactured.The company expects to invest over Rs 2,000 crore in the next five years and begin production from 2019, a government release said.The MoU was signed between SAIC Motor officials and state government representatives in the presence of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, it said.The facility will come up at the same place where General Motors earlier had its plant, said M K Das, Gujarats principal secretary, industry and mines department.The project will create 1,000 jobs in the state and enable five auto ancillary firms – Yan Feng, Huichoung, Waling Industry, Ling Yun and Sevic – to set up their units in the vicinity, creating more employment avenues, the release said.SAIC Motor plans to bring the MG car brand in India by 2019.The Chinese firm had earlier said it plans to operate in the country through a fully-owned subsidiary, MG Motor India, and appointed ex-General Motors India head Rajeev Chaba as its president and MD.It has also roped in auto industry veteran P Balendran as executive director.As part of India entry plans, the company would introduce environment-friendly mobility solutions under its iconic MG (Morris Garages) brand.Earlier this year, SAIC signed a `term sheet to evaluate buying the Halol plant of General Motors in Gujarat after the American company decided to stop production as part of consolidation of manufacturing operations in India.advertisementIn 2009, SAIC had bought 50 per cent stake in General Motors India during the bankruptcy crisis faced by the US auto major. Later, GM had bought back the stake.SAIC is ranked 46th in the Fortune Global 500 list of companies with an annual revenue of over USD 100 billion.The introduction of the iconic British sports car brand MG in India is an important part of SAIC Motors global strategy, the company had earlier said.The MG brand, which originated as a British racing sports brand in 1924, has evolved into a modern-day innovative brand.MG products, designed and engineered at its European and global design centres, will be manufactured in India while conforming to global quality standards and aligning with the Indian regulations, emission norms and driving conditions, the company had said. PTI KA PD RSYlast_img


first_imgParrikar chairs first Cabinet meeting after US returnPanaji, Jun 18 (PTI) Goa Chief Minister ManoharParrikar today chaired his first Cabinet meeting after comingback from medical treatment in the US as the Cabinet cleared aslew of proposals, including releasing ailing aged prisoners.Parrikar spent nearly three months in the US where heunderwent treatment for a pancreatic ailment and returned homelast week.Among other decisions, the Cabinet recognised US stateof Hawaii as the “sister state to Goa”.Talking to reporters after the meeting, Parrikar saideven during his US stay, he was in touch with the stateadministration on a regular basis and participated in all keydecisions.”I was absolutely in touch with the state for alldecision-making purposes. Every decision was referred to methrough e-mail and I used to approve it personally from theUS,” the 62-year-old BJP chief minister said.”I had a detailed idea of what was happening in Goa,”he said, indirectly referring to the Congress allegations thatkey files were not cleared by him but “someone else”.The main opposition party, in fact, hadfiled a formalcomplaint with the Goa Police’s Crime Branch, alleging that”someone else”, and not the chief minister”, was clearingfiles.The Cabinet today passed a resolution recommendingGovernor Mridula Sinha to pardon the aged prisoners who areailing behind bars.”The Governor had requested me to consider the casesof genuine prisoners who are aged and ailing behind bars.Accordingly, we decided to recommend to the Governor to pardonremaining years of sentence of three prisoners who reallydeserve leniency,” Parrikar said.advertisementAmong the prisoners is 91-year-old Gurudas Naik whohas spent more than ten years behind bars. The other two toget relief are Mario Jose D’Silva (73) and Shivaya Parihar(73).In another significant decision, the Cabinet approvedthe draft of an agreement to be signed between Goa and Stateof Hawaii of the USA which will promote both the regions ofthe world as “sister states”.Parrikar said all the necessary approval has beenobtained from the external affairs ministry to sign such anagreement with the island state of America.As per the agreement, Goa and Hawaii will recognisethat cooperation between the two states will contribute toimproving the standards of living of their respective people.”The cooperation would be in the fields of trade,tourism, sports, technology, pharmaceutical, cashew winebusiness, cultural, culinary and educational exchanges, yoga,ayurvedic and ancient Hawaiian Lomi massage, agriculture,skill development, fisheries and art and culture,” he said.The Cabinet also gave approval for summoning themonsoon session of the legislative assembly from July 19, saidParrikar. PTI RPSRSY RSY RSYlast_img read more