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first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads STANDARD Chartered, the emerging markets-focused bank, yesterday announced it was buying General Electric’s (GE) Singaporean car financing arm.The bank did not reveal the terms of the transaction, although sources close to the deal said it was paying just under S$1bn (£490m) for GE Money, which has S$2.35bn of assets.The deal is expected to close this quarter, pending regulatory approval, Standard Charted said in a statement. GE Money is a subsidiary of GE Capital, part of the consumer finance arm of General Electric. The US conglomerate has been selling a raft of non-core assets in the wake of the financial crisisThe deal represents the growing importance to Standard Chartered of Singapore, which grew its economy by nearly 15 per cent last year. Standard Chartered does not yet own a car financing business in the island city-state, where the high price of imported cars makes loans essential for many buyers.“The acquisition is in line with our consumer banking strategy in the region. It provides opportunities for us to tap the mass affluent market and expand our market share in Singapore,” a spokesperson for Standard Chartered said.Last week, the bank, which is headed up by Peter Sands, reiterated its commitment to hire another 2,000 people in Singapore by the end of 2012, adding to its staff of over 6,000 in the country. In October of last year, the bank raised £3bn in a rights issue, which it said was to boost its Tier 1 capital ratio and not for acquisitions. Monday 24 January 2011 7:53 pm whatsapp KCS-content StanChart to pay $1bn for GE loans unit whatsappcenter_img Share Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily 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 ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

first_imgHere are the 2 FTSE 100 UK shares I’d buy right now I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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Here are two other companies I’ve been eyeing up recently. FTSE 100 international growthGlobal defence contractor BAE Systems (LSE: BA) is one of the most international UK shares. What I mean by this is the company operates in all sections of the globe. From Australia to the United States, BAE provides military equipment on multi-billion dollar contracts. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…What’s really good about these contracts is the fact they tend to last for many years. In some cases, decades. This provides the company with a great deal of revenue visibility. That’s positive for both investors and management. For investors, it means more predictable dividends. Meanwhile, management can plan cash returns and research and development spending more effectively. As such, I’m optimistic this business can produce large returns for its shareholders in the long run. It’s already an FTSE 100 dividend champion, and the stability of its revenues suggests this can continue. Further, by reinvesting profits back into operations, BAE’s earnings should grow steadily in the years ahead, which may produce capital growth for investors.A basket of UK shares I reckon the best way to capitalise on the wealth-creating power of the stock market in the long run is to buy a basket of shares. Therefore, as well as BAE, I’m also watching Experian (LSE: EXPN). These two businesses are very different. Experian is a world-leading financial data service company. BAE makes battleships. However, the one thing that links these two UK shares is their market-leading qualities. Unlike other FTSE 100 businesses, Experian is a leader in its field. The company has one of the most extensive financial data sets in the world. This gives the corporation a tremendous competitive advantage because, in the world of data, the more you have, the better the outcomes. That’s why I’m optimistic about the outlook for Experian. It would be challenging for a competitor to build a dataset similar to that of the FTSE 100 giant. As such, I reckon it will be able to maintain its competitive advantage in the long run. And, as the world becomes more and more reliant on technology and financial services, the demand for the firm’s services should only expand. These are the key reasons why I think this business could be a great buy-and-forget investment in the long run. There are only a handful of other firms that offer the same kind of attractive qualities, in my opinion.  I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

first_imgCastres did pick up a losing bonus point at Murrayfield in Round 4 but they let three points slip from their grasp when Simon Webster scored a try for Edinburgh in the 77th minute and David Blair converted to claim the points.“Our defeat in Scotland drastically reduced our qualification chances and they are pretty slim judging by the results obtained in other Pools,” said Albouy.“The Round 2 match against the Cardiff Blues in Castres ended in our favour but they led during one period and we led during the other so our next European fixture on Friday night is a fantastic occasion to face a great team and hopefully achieve a great performance.“And, if we are lucky, we will perhaps get a result that will put us back on track, although knowing that we would still have to beat Northampton Saints at the last hurdle to make sure we still stand a chance of qualifying.“We will approach Round 5 as being a massive encounter, but we won’t put ourselves under the pressure of having to qualify because it is too uncertain at this stage. Castres scrum half Alexandre AlbouyCastres Olympique have only qualified for the Heineken Cup knock-out stages once before – and they can take a giant step towards trying to end that nine-year wait with a Pool 1 double over Cardiff Blues when they clash in Round 5 at Cardiff City Stadium on Friday night.Northampton Saints are firmly in control of Pool 1 but Castres are not out of contention for more European action in April.Castres celebrated a 27-20 home victory over the Blues in Round 2 but French international scrum half Alexandre Albouy believes they must contain Blues ace No 8 Xavier Rush if they are to clinch that double and stay in the hunt for quarter-final qualification.“Cardiff Blues have a brilliant squad and, just like in the first leg, we will have to be wary of their No 8 Xavier Rush who is an excellent player,” said Albouy.“He pushes his troops forward and he is a real morale booster for his team – you only have to look at the major impact his red card against Northampton had on the rest of the side.“The challenge will be to stop them up front and try to prevent them from getting hold of the ball. We will have to produce momentum of our own and spread them across the field.“Like Edinburgh, the Scottish side in our group, they have that ability to hold on to the ball for a very long time so it is extremely exhausting for the defence. We will have to be vigilant and not allow them to gain territory and avoid turnovers when we are in possession.“On top of that, their half-backs are really good at directing their team-mates and recycling the ball, so it helps in adding to the phases of play. They have a varied game and a fantastic pair of explosive centres who push their team forward – they know how to make the most of their assets.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img “We are delighted to have got back into the Heineken Cup this season after having created something of a surprise in our domestic league last year by finishing fifth, but the start of this season was tough because we were put under the microscope and people expected a lot from us.“The level of the Heineken Cup is definitely higher than that of the Amlin Challenge Cup but overall I think we have confirmed we have our place on merit in this competition. Even though our current Pool situation is shaky we are on the right path towards improvement and there is still a glimmer of hope to spur us on.”last_img read more

first_imgPrinciples of Professional Fundraising: Useful Foundations for Successful Practice (The Jossey-Bass Nonprofit Sector Series) About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7  158 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Charity Commission announces Helen Stephenson as next chief executive 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 www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Charity Commission Recruitment / people Melanie May | 19 May 2017 | News  157 total views,  1 views today The Charity Commission has appointed Helen Stephenson CBE, director of early years and childcare at the Department for Education since 2014, as its next chief executive.Stephenson will join the Charity Commission on 18th July, and succeeds Paula Sussex, whose three-year term ends in June. She has extensive experience of senior leadership across the public and voluntary sectors, having previously served as director and deputy director of the Office for Civil Society, and filling senior roles at the Big Lottery Fund and the Shaftesbury Society.She has also, until recently, been chair and trustee of the National Childbirth Trust, and was part of the Advisory Council of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.In her current role, Stephenson leads a large team in delivering and implementing a multi-million pound childcare programme, and was responsible for taking the Childcare Act through Parliament. At the Cabinet Office, her responsibilities included delivering government policy on charities, social action and volunteering, social investment and the National Citizens Service.Helen Stephenson said:“The charitable sector plays a crucial role in our national life and I am delighted to be joining the Charity Commission at this important time. It is an honour to be leading the dedicated and talented team at the Commission and Paula is handing over an organisation that is in excellent shape, well equipped to meet the challenges of the future. I look forward to working with the Commission’s staff to continue the ambitious plans we have set.”Commenting on the announcement, ACEVO chief executive Vicky Browning said; Advertisement “This appointment shows that the Charity Commission is listening to the concerns of the sector. Helen Stephenson has extensive experience of the third sector, first working for the Big Lottery Fund then at the Office for Civil Society, as well as sitting on various trustee boards. This significant experience is precisely what ACEVO and others have been calling for over recent years.“We hope this appointment marks the start of a more constructive relationship between the Charity Commission and the sector. Faced with unprecedented demand on their services and stagnant income, charities need a regulator, which supports them to operate to the best of their ability. We look forward to working with Helen to fulfil this vision of a stronger sector.”NCVO and the IoF have also welcomed the appointment.Sir Stuart Etherington, NCVO chief executive said:“This is an outstanding appointment, and one I know many in the charity sector will welcome wholeheartedly. Helen has excellent understanding of the modern charity sector, as well as intimate knowledge of the inside workings of government. She also brings leadership and policy capability to the Commission at a critical time for the regulator and the sector. I look forward to working closely with Helen in her new role.”Peter Lewis, chief executive of the IoF commented:“I am delighted that Helen Stephenson has been appointed as the next chief executive of the Charity Commission. Helen brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the charity sector and government, and comes into the role with the full support of the Institute of Fundraising. I look forward working together to grow, strengthen and promote excellent charity fundraising in the years to come.”last_img read more

first_imgHundreds of Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village tenants came to the steps of New York’s City Hall June 13 in the rain to demand “Wall Street predators keep their hands off our homes.” They want ST-PCV preserved as a community, not turned into a commodity.ST-PCV is a very large apartment complex with over 11,000 apartments on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, which Met Life sold for $5.8 billion in 2006. Tishman Speyer Properties, its buyer, wanted to convert most of the rent-stabilized apartments into market-rate ones.That didn’t happen. Only 5,000 were converted, and three years ago Tishman Speyer faced foreclosure. The demonstration on June 13 marked the end of the foreclosure and the announcement of plans to sell the complex to a new predatory landlord.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Looking for Some Record Yields in Tippecanoe County SHARE Tippecanoe Co updateReports of combines starting harvest in Hoosier farm fields are now surfacing, but for one Tippecanoe County farmer it’s not quite time yet. Even though there were sightings of both soybean and corn harvest just to the south in Montgomery County Friday, Kevin Underwood says it will be another week and a half to 2 weeks before his harvest begins.“We need a little bit more heat yet, especially on the soybean side,” he told HAT. “Generally the later planted and later maturity beans still are fairly green, and so they’ve got a lot of growth to get to that point where they’re physiologically mature. As far as the corn is concerned, we’re getting close to black layer but most of the corn hasn’t quite hit that physiological maturity yet, so we need some time to get that crop finally finished off and then to let it do a little bit of dry down before we’ll really be ready to roll really hard.”Underwood has spotted SDS in his soybeans but he’s not overly concerned about its impact.“In most of our soybean fields we’ve got little spots, nothing that’s looking like it’s going to greatly damage the crop as far as its yield potential. Most of it has come in late enough to the point where it’s not going to impact overall yield. Some fields we have seen in the area that have been affected more so, and those are obviously are going to have a yield reduction as a result.”Corn yield potential looks very promising right now, as do soybeans, especially the early planted beans. But will he get some record yields?“I think that’s highly likely, especially on the corn side,” he said, “at least from what we’ve seen walking fields. It looks like the potential is there at this point. I think most of us in the farming community would just as soon that the storms would clear out and go away until harvest is finished, because that’s the biggest concern, that every time one of these rounds of storms comes and we have high winds or hail, that would be the worst nightmare, to have the potential there and then have and end up with it on the ground.”There have been storms in Underwood’s part of Indiana but they have not yet laid down any of the crops, but he is haunted by what happened in 2001.“We had a hail storm come in on September 30th and made an absolute tangled mess of everything. It’s one of those things that you don’t ever forget that kind of scenario, and we’d like to have that kind of thing not repeat itself.”Hoosier Ag Today brings you the latest from the fields across Indiana with Crop Watch – brought to you by Trupointe Cooperative and Winfield Solutions – now open in Milford. Home Indiana Agriculture News Looking for Some Record Yields in Tippecanoe County By Andy Eubank – Sep 7, 2014 Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleWhat Michelle Obama Does Not Want You To EatNext articleWhat Michelle Obama Does Not Want You To Eat Andy Eubanklast_img read more

first_imgRegan McGuire goes up for a hit in the TCU vs. UTAP volleyball game in TCU’s Rec Center in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 29, 2015. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/ Facebook Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/ ReddIt Bridging the divide: TCU promotes dialogue between Christianity and Islam + posts TCU students speak out on civil rights issues Linkedin Linkedin Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/ Adam is a senior writing major, journalism and religion double minor. He covers crime and public safety for TCU360. Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello TCU implements new writing contest Facebook Adam Kelley Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Previous articleTCU hosts annual Christmas Tree LightingNext articleTCU brings Christmas cheer to the community Adam Kelley RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU students react to an increase in drug violations Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/ printThe TCU Volleyball team earned its second NCAA tournament appearance in program history Sunday, but head coach Jill Kramer said she isn’t satisfied with just making the tournament.“If this is our starting point, then I like that,” Kramer said. “But my goal is for TCU volleyball to hold national championships.”Kramer credited people like head football coach Gary Patterson and head baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle for bringing national prominence to TCU athletics. Kramer said she wants that attention for volleyball as well.“We’ve got the talent, we’ve got the athletes,” Kramer said. “But they have to be the best team.”TCU will head to College Station on Friday to take on the University of Hawaii in the first round of the tournament.When asked about her opponent, Kramer said that team is very different from TCU.Kramer said Hawaii is “a little more one dimensional” as most of their points come through one player, while she said that TCU likes to “spread things out.”“I’m not really worried about what’s going on on the other side of the net so much,” Kramer said. “I’m more focused on how we’re practicing every day.”If TCU wins Friday they will play the winner of the Texas A&M and Texas A&M Corpus Christi match, which will be played later that same night.Kramer said she was really proud of her team, but doesn’t think that she’s gotten the most out of them yet.“There are a lot of things I feel we can be a lot better at, but I don’t feel like the season’s anywhere near over,” Kramer said. “I don’t think I can stop and feel like ‘oh wow we made it’ ever. I don’t think I’m ever going to get there. If I do I should probably stop coaching.”last_img read more

first_imgOpinion & Columnists Guest Opinion | Rick Cole: Gordo’s Daunting Challenges Are Our Challenges As Well By RICK COLE Published on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 5:57 am 126 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Gift Ideas Your New BF Will Definitely LikeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Business Newscenter_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 Rick ColeNo matter which candidate you voted for in the recent election, everyone in Pasadena can take pride in Victor Gordo’s installation as our city’s first Latino Mayor. His story is a compelling affirmation of the values of opportunity and inclusion that transcend politics.Victor’s path to the City’s highest office is not only an inspiration for the next generation of youth coming up, it’s an affirmation of the struggles of previous generations to overcome Pasadena’s dark legacy of segregation and privilege. Born in Zacatecas, Mexico, Victor came with his family to Pasadena when he was five years old. He’s a product of Pasadena’s public schools. His first job was delivering the Pasadena Star-News. He excelled in youth sports — football, baseball, and soccer was honored on graduating from Pasadena High School with the George Stewart Memorial Award for his “character, determination, and quiet leadership.”Those qualities carried him forward as he worked his way through Pasadena City College and then Azusa Pacific University studying business management and finance. He stayed anchored to his hometown, “paying it forward” as a youth coach and later as Program Director for Pasadena’s Day One Community Partnership. He entered public service as Field Representative for Councilmember Bill Crowfoot while earning his law degree at the University of La Verne School of Law at night. He’s served Pasadena as a Councilmember since his election to succeed Crowfoot in 2001.In the campaign, Victor vowed to “stand up for Pasadena” and our new Mayor is fiercely loyal to this community. In his installation address, he three times invoked his declaration that “Pasadena is in fact the center of the universe!” and insisted “you should get used to hearing that and if you haven’t said it, say it out loud!”To back up that claim, Gordo cited Caltech and JPL, the Rose Bowl and the Rose Parade and Art Center College of Design. All world-class institutions with reputations and impacts far beyond our community.Gordo then articulated his aspirations: “My vision for Pasadena – and I believe it to be a shared vision among the City Council – is that all our residents deserve the best city possible. Every child should have the opportunity to be a successful and contributing member of our community. And in my view, this means safe and thriving neighborhoods, clean and safe streets, strong schools, good housing and parks that welcome families.’’To achieve that vision, Gordo ran on a pledge to “bring our community together.” He stressed a collaborative style that echoed the legacy of Pasadena’s first directly elected Mayor, Bill Bogaard, who was vocal in his support for Gordo. That style is suited to both our city’s civic culture and to the structure of our government, which gives the Mayor only modest authority for setting the Council agenda and presiding over its meetings. It takes five of the eight votes on the City Council to get things done and administrative power is vested in the Council-appointed City Manager and professional staff.Coming as it did on the fateful date of December 7, Gordo referenced the unique challenges we face. “Like it or not, ladies and gentleman, we are the pandemic generation,’’ he said. “We’re bonded together by this difficult struggle, and unfortunately it may get darker and more difficult.”All that evokes the reality that Gordo’s – and Pasadena’s – future success rests on more than his shoulders alone. The institutions Gordo cited to bolster his claim of Pasadena’s importance were not natural gifts like the mountains and the Arroyo. Creating premier educational institutions like Caltech and Art Center College of Design (which relocated here from Los Angeles) was the product of generations of far-sighted and courageous leaders. Building a 100,000 seat stadium one hundred years ago and nurturing a spontaneous New Year’s Day celebration by the Valley Hunt Club into a blockbuster world event was the product of daring and innovative perseverance. Turning a place where Caltech professors and their students fired off lab-made rockets into a center of interplanetary exploration with a workforce of 6000 and an annual budget of $2.5 billion was the product of sustained and deliberate risk-taking to boldly go where none had gone before.Compared to these historic success stories, Gordo’s goals – safe streets, thriving neighborhoods, strong schools, good housing and parks that welcome families – may seem quotidian. They are not. In 2020, safe streets requires dealing with growing challenges of rising violence and growing distrust of policing as we know it. Thriving neighborhoods beg the question of who can afford to live here in the face of modest homes selling for more than a million dollars. Strong schools will require reimagining educational approaches that have failed too many Black and Latino students and are increasingly ill-suited to prepare all students for their lives in the 21st Century. Good housing means ensuring that families won’t have to live in garages like Gordo did when his family arrived – and no one ends up living on our streets. Parks that welcome families (like so many of Pasadena’s high quality services) will require either increased financial resources or enhanced efficiencies (or more likely both) as the cost of public services continues to outpace revenues.Pursuing those goals will require this generation of Pasadena citizens to rise above complacency about what we’ve inherited and work together on what we’ll bequeath to the next generation. It will require not only bold leadership from our elected officials – it will require commitment and sacrifices from the rest of us. This pandemic has strained the ability of our public institutions and private interests to effectively cooperate, yet the looming challenges are even more daunting.Gordo is right. It is time for Pasadena to come together. We can’t afford to rest on our laurels. If Pasadena is “in fact the center of the universe,” then we must be a model of a community facing up to — and overcoming  — our very real shortcomings. That’s the job for more than just the Mayor and more than just City government. Under our values as a nation and a community, that’s a job for all of us.___________________________________Rick Cole is a former Mayor of Pasadena. 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first_imgTexPhoto/iStockBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(MIAMI) — Miami Beach residents have had enough with spring break partiers taking over their town.Local demonstrators gathered outside City Hall Saturday to protest against the chaos that another year of spring break partying has brought to the city.More than 100 people participated in the “Take Back the City” protest, ABC Miami affiliate WPLG-TV reported.The mayhem has been so bad that the city of Miami Beach declared a state of emergency and enacted an 8 p.m. curfew to keep the spring break crowds from gathering late at night.The spring break partying has persisted despite the fact that many colleges around the country canceled the traditional week-long holiday due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Thousands have been flocking to Miami’s beaches, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said on ABC News’ Good Morning America last week.On March 12, pepper balls were used on a crowd after two officers were injured. Days later, on March 20, they were again used to control crowds as police tried to enforce the curfew.Dozens of people have been arrested as a result of the revelry.The protestors this weekend demanded that Gelber and other officials stop the partying ahead of Memorial Day weekend, when more crowds are expected.Miami Beach resident David McKinney told WPLG the city needs to treat the situation as a public safety issue.Another demonstrator, political activist Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, told the station that she has been “screaming” about the situation for some time.“When we get this horrible PR it affects everyone, because people are afraid to come here,” said Gonzalez. “We welcome everyone to Miami Beach, but we want people to stop trashing our city.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more