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Community invited to offer input on beloved mural

first_imgHomeLifeEntertainmentArtsCommunity invited to offer input on beloved mural Dec. 23, 2019 at 6:00 amArtsCommunityFeaturedNewsCommunity invited to offer input on beloved muralBrennon Dixson1 year agocommunityinputJane GoldenMuir Woods MuralMuralFile photo Commissioned by artist Jane Golden in 1978, the Muir Woods mural positioned at the corner of Lincoln and Ocean Park boulevards has captivated the eyes of passers-by for more than three decades.Despite its popularity with some in the local community, the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District recently suggested the mural be painted over after staff cited concerns of erosion, lead paint and other environmental hazards.In October, after hours of discussion and input from residents, the district’s Board of Education came to a unanimous decision to leave the mural in place until local stakeholders had the opportunity to voice their opinions on how the district should best move forward with the beloved mural.Thanks to his local ties to Philadelphia — Golden’s current place of residence — SMMUSD Board President Jon Keane said he spoke directly to the artist to gauge if she had any interest in leading a community-oriented process that could decide the fate of the mural.“I played my Philly card with her and she called me right back,” Kean said in an interview Friday.“She was very flattered that the people of this community have such an emotional attachment to her work. It made her feel very good, but at the same time, she understands that murals are not a permanent art form and that sometimes murals fade away and need to be updated, replaced, rejuvenated or renovated,” Kean said. “So, her advice to us was we need to identify why people connect so strongly with the original piece and to use that energy moving forward.”SMMUSD believes the best way to identify why people feel so strongly about the piece is to have Golden host a series of meetings at the end of January, which will allow anybody with an opinion the opportunity to share it.Kean said the meetings will occur over the course of three days with the first gathering being held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 on Santa Monica College’s campus. The next day, small groups comprised of students, activists and others stakeholders will meet with Golden and her team individually to ensure the group has nailed down the true feelings of the community.On the final day of discussions — Feb. 1, 2020 — Golden and the district will gather at 721 Ocean Park Boulevard for a meeting that Kean said will likely last three hours.“We truly want a collaborative effort with residents so everybody can voice what’s best in their eyes,” Kean said, mentioning the board isn’t sure what conclusion will be reached at the end of the meetings. “But we do know that the mural can’t be restored. It could be replaced, a new piece could go up or it can be some combination of the two, but it cannot be restored.”District staff said a sign-up procedure will be announced and every effort will be made to accommodate all interested parties.“We are pleased that Ms. Golden has agreed to guide this community process on reimagining the mural space at the Obama Center,” said SMMUSD Superintendent Dr. Ben Drati. “We are confident that her passion and expertise for mural art along with her personal connection to this space will ensure that our final design choice will take all factors and interests into consideration. The new mural will be a source of community pride and enjoyment for decades to come.”[email protected] :communityinputJane GoldenMuir Woods MuralMuralshare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 1 comment I smell a predetermined outcome. Typical SM. December 23, 2019 at 11:41 AM Matthew Davies says: 1 Comment Music and Movement at the LibraryFirefighters Keep Fire from Engulfing Huntley HotelYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours ago Comments are closed.last_img read more

 

Telia Q3 hit by Uzbek provision

first_img Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Tags Steve Costello Telia targets cost cuts with new enterprise IoT play Telia claims positive start to strategy revamp Related Previous ArticleTelefonica intros big data unitNext ArticleAT&T aims to buy Time Warner for $85B Telia said its core business was “on track” in Q3, as its bottom line was hit by an SEK12.5 billion ($1.4 billion) provision related to its activities in Uzbekistan, but a deal to sell some Eurasian subsidiaries now looks further off.The operator previously revealed it was facing a $1.4 billion fine related to its entry into the Uzbek market in 2007, having acknowledged – more than once – that it had “seen and found wrongdoings” in the process.In the results statement, Telia also said that together with Turkcell, it will “explore a joint divestiture of Fintur Holdings”, most likely in 2017. Previously, Turkcell was a likely buyer for Telia’s stake in the business, which operates in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Moldova.According to reports earlier this year, there was some concerns that following the Uzbek probe, Fintur may attract the attention of the authorities (although there has been no sign so far). The pending renewal of a licence in Azerbaijan is also a potential stumbling block.Elsewhere, the company saw something of a mixed performance. Sweden, CEO Johan Dennelind said, “remains characterised by stable growth in the consumer segment, but pressure in parts of the enterprise area”.And its Europe unit saw “good progress,” with the majority of operations posting positive mobile service revenue growth. In Finland, mobile-billed revenue growth was 6 per cent, supported by upselling and price adjustments, while in Norway, “the customer perception of the Telia brand improved further”.The company has sold its Spanish business, Yoigo, in line with its efforts to focus on the Nordic and Baltic regions.For the quarter, the company reported a net loss attributable to shareholders of SEK8.81 billion, compared with a prior-year profit of SEK4.59 billion, on revenue of SEK21.52 billion, down 0.9 per cent from SEK21.71 billion. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 21 OCT 2016 Home Telia Q3 hit by Uzbek provision Telia reveals revamp to boost infrastructure assets Author FinturTeliaTurkcellUzbeklast_img read more

 

School Dropout Age Stays at 16

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email HELENA – A bill to require students to stay in school until they are 18 or have graduated has failed in a Senate committee.Senate Bill 44 failed to move out of the Senate Education and Cultural Resources Committee after a 5-5 vote Monday.Montana’s legal dropout age is 16. Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau supported the bill to require students to stay in school until “age 18 or upon graduation.” She says her office supported the bill because they thought it was important to set an expectation that every student graduate from high school. She says she plans to bring the bill back during the next legislative session.Juneau says more than 2,000 Montana students in grades seven through 12 drop out of school every year.last_img read more

 

683 new Covid 19 cases nationally, 68 in Donegal

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Cavan9493.271 Roscommon<56153.499 Louth913134.2173 Longford56237.397 Galway2422140.3362 7-day incidence 835-day moving average 573 Donegal6839246.9393 Facebook Today’s cases, 5-day moving average of new cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 23 March 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population) 495,824 people have received their first dose184,191 people have received their second dose Offaly3032443.8346 **County data should be considered provisional as the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting System (CIDR) is a dynamic system and case details are continually being validated and updated. Dublin3082502393,220 Tipperary2320152.3243 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Kildare4931249554 As of 8am today, 329 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 76 are in ICU. 18 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.As of March 21st 2021, 680,015 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland: Cork141642.9233 Mayo11659.878 ~The 5-day moving average of the number of new cases provides an appropriate indicator of current daily case numbers within a county. It takes account of any validation of cases for previous days and smooths out daily/weekend fluctuations in case numbers. Carlow<56166.995 WhatsApp CountyToday's cases**(to midnight 23Mar2021)5-Day Moving Average of New Cases14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population(to 23Mar2021)New Cases during last 14 days(to 23Mar2021) Twitter Wexford1116130.2195 Monaghan<5148.930 Google+ 683 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed in the Republic this evening, with 18 additional deaths reported.There were 68 new cases in Donegal, which now has a 14 day incidence rate of 246.9 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the national figure of 159.3. It's the third highest incidence rate in the country, and the highest figure today outside Dublin.There have now been 232,164 Covid 19 cases confirmed since the pandemic began, with 4,628 Covid related deaths.Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 18 additional deaths related to COVID-19.Of the deaths reported today, 6 occurred in March, 7 in February and 5 in January.There has been a total of 4,628 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight, Tuesday 23rd March, the HPSC has been notified of 683 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 232,164 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.*Of the cases notified today:324 are men / 359 are women75% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 32 years old308 in Dublin, 68 in Donegal, 49 in Kildare, 35 in Meath, 30 in Offaly and the remaining 193 cases are spread across 21 other counties**. Ireland683573159.37586 683 new Covid 19 cases nationally, 68 in Donegal Leitrim<5153.117 Wicklow<5996.2137 By News Highland - March 24, 2021 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Clare6454.765 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Meath3534225.1439 The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.*Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 4 confirmed cases. The figure of 232,164 confirmed cases reflects this. WhatsApp Kilkenny<5333.333 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sligo<5385.556 Westmeath1310149.8133 Google+ Laois1810119.2101 Limerick211395.4186 Twitter Previous articleNews, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday March 24thNext articleSt Eunan’s and Douglas named joint All Ireland Senior Champions. News Highland Pinterest Waterford<513136158 Facebook Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Kerry7348.772 Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

 

News / UPS chief determined to stay positive, despite declining profits in Q1

first_imgUsing its adjusted numbers, group profits were down more than 10% on the same period last year, but divisionally the adjusted results offered some optimism.Chief executive David Abney focused on the fact that the period saw the company move forward with its transformation process.“The first quarter marked a good start to the year and generated solid performance across our business,” said Mr Abney. “Our transformation initiatives are enhancing revenue quality and creating network efficiencies that will increase our long-term earnings power.“We are on a path to take advantage of growth opportunities and enhance our future performance.”Chief sales and solutions officer Kate Gutmann told investors the B2C division had performed well, but focused on the success of UPS B2B activities during the period.These, she said, had been helped by the company’s product “resonating” with the healthcare industry, allowing it to further “strengthen its market-leading position”.However, it was not enough to offset declines in non-adjusted numbers across all three divisions – Domestic, International, and Supply Chain, with International faring worst.And looking at the adjusted performance, both International and Supply Chain saw healthy growth, with operating profit up 3% and 24%, respectively.“They generated excellent operating profit this quarter, with strong contributions from Coyote and the rest of our Forwarding unit,” said Mr Abney. “We continue to execute our asset-light strategies, while providing our customers with the high-quality service they expect.”Domestically, he said, the company was facing an “unknown” with the US economy, as it had been giving “mixed signals”, but may succeed as there had been “solid” consumer spending.While he did not comment on the international sector, he again sounded upbeat about future prospects, noting a “positive” trend in domestic operations.“We are bending the cost curve in our US domestic segment as highly automated hubs come online, producing improved productivity benefits,” he said. “These improvements contributed to the segment’s performance in the quarter and will continue to gain momentum going forward.”You can see UPS first-quarter results here. For more analysis, try UPS disappoints – is the integrated logistics model broken? on Loadstar Premium. A marginal upturn in revenue failed to compensate for what has been a difficult first quarter for UPS, ending  with a 17% drop in net income.Despite this, the company had a positive tone during its investor call, turning to adjusted figures to find a glimmer of hope.And one analyst noted that, while the results were “broadly mixed”, the company had weathered the competitive storm it had faced in recent years – although the future is more uncertain as tech giants step into the arena.Turnover during the first three months was up less than 1%, to $17.1bn, generating $1.1bn in profit, down from $1.3bn a year ago; the company citing the weather as one cause. By Alexander Whiteman 26/04/2019last_img read more

 

Stonecrest Mayoral Candidate Refutes ‘Mentally Ill’ Claims

first_img An audio version of this story.0:35The weekend before Stonecrest residents vote for their first mayor claims of dirty politics were being made.On Saturday, a mailer that called Charles Hill mentally ill, bipolar and manic depressive was delivered in parts of DeKalb County.It showed separate pictures of Hill and Anthony Hill, a veteran who was fatally shot two years ago by a DeKalb police officer who has since been indicted.Charles Hill, one of the candidates running for mayor of Stonecrest, released a statement Sunday saying there is no link between him and Anthony Hill.He also says he doesn’t suffer from any sort of mental problem.Hill has scheduled a press conference for later Monday morning to address the issue in person.Stonecrest’s mayoral election is Tuesday.  For Whom The Bell Rings Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility 0:35 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List Share ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

 

Swedish Institute Management Programme Africa

first_imgSwedish Institute Management Programme Africa Deadline: 22 February 2019Open to: citizens of Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia between the ages of 25-45  in a leading position within trade, industry or the public sectorBenefits: fully coveredDescriptionThe mission of the Swedish Institute Management Programme (SIMP) is to lead change for responsible leadership and sustainable business practices. The programme challenges traditional approaches of doing business and explores how business can become more people and planet focused in market driven economies.As a participant in the programme you will meet prominent figures in the commercial and political sectors as well as academia who will be presenting topics such as climate change, responsible financing, stake-holder engagement and leadership development. The curriculum includes theoretical approaches, problem-solving using real business cases and interactive workshops with experienced practitioners. It also includes company visits and coaching on your own business case.By the end of the programme you are a part of a long-lasting and active network of business leaders working for a sustainable future in Asia, Africa and Europe.EligibilityYou are eligible to apply if :You aspire to make sustainability an integral part of your business strategy;You are in a leading position within trade, industry or the public sector;You have the mandate to influence the business strategy for your organization;You are between 25-45 years old (born 1974 – 1994);You have a good working knowledge of both written and spoken English;You are a citizen and resident of Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia;You can take part in all parts of the programme;You are willing to forward competences and knowledge you gain from the programme.BenefitsCosts covered:Training and content;Accommodation, food and domestic transport during the programme;Flight tickets to and from Sweden;Insurance covering acute illness and accident when in Sweden.SIMP will give you:A global network of leaders focused on sustainable business and responsible leadership;Increased knowledge about environmental, social and financial aspects of sustainable business;Increased leadership competence;Insights into business cases in Sweden, one of the leading countries in sustainable business practice;Exchange of experience with prominent practitioners in business and in the public sector.How to apply?Create your application online in the application portal.Save your application as a PDFSend your application together with your CV to [email protected] further information ,please visit the official webpage. +1 Reddit Share 0 LinkedIn 0 Pocket Google PhD Fellowship Program for graduate students Similar Stories CMU Australia Scholarships for International Students ← ZEISS Photography Award 2019 “Seeing Beyond – The Unexpected “ Siemens Stiftung E-Mobility Innovation Call 2021: “Electric Mobility Made in Africa for Africa” November 27, 2018 Published by Leonarda Tweet The Next Generation Women Leaders Award →last_img read more

 

Active shooter reported in Middleton, Wisconsin, law enforcement responding

first_imgWKOW(MIDDLETON, Wisconsin) — Local and federal authorities are responding to reports of an active shooter in Middleton, Wisconsin, about 6 miles outside of Madison.Middleton Police are leading the investigation. A.T.F. agents from the Madison office are also responding. Wis. Gov. Scott Walker tweeted, “We are closely following this situation. Our thanks go out to first responders on the scene.” Middleton Police have advised residents to lock their doors and stay inside until further notice. Madison College tweeted that emergency services are securing the scene and rendering aid.“At this time we are still urging people to STAY AWAY from the area of West Campus,” the college said in a tweet.This is a developing story. Please check back for more updates. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

 

Ball in London’s court over savings tax plan

first_imgA first round of negotiations between member states’ tax experts on the proposal will take place on 8 July, when British officials are expected to restate Finance Minister Gordon Brown’s warning that he will block the plan unless Eurobonds are exempted.“The City is valuable for the whole Union,” said a Monti aide. “We need a level playing-field and we can’t have competitive distortions. But if someone can find a way to limit further the impact of the proposal without doing this, we would welcome it.”If the proposal were agreed by all 15 member states, financial institutions would either have to withhold 20% from the interest ‘coupon’ paid to non-residents or hand over details of interest paid to that saver’s home internal revenue authority. The proposal not only covers bank deposits, but also fixed-income securities (bonds) as long as they are in the name of a non-resident individual. Crucially for the City of London, debt instruments denominated in a currency foreign to that of the issuer (Eurobonds) would fall within its scope. Two thirds of all Eurobonds are issued in the City, which in turn accounts for 75% of all subsequent trading in the debt.Groupings of Eurobond traders and the British Bankers’ Association have argued vociferously against the plan, claiming that 20% of these instruments are held by individuals and that the imposition of a new tax or bureaucratic information-sharing would lead to a huge outflow of capital from the Union into Switzerland and offshore financial centres.Monti believes the figures for individual ownership of Eurobonds are exaggerated, but even the lowest estimates of 8% would still account for more than 140 billion ecu of traded debt.The Commissioner is increasingly confident that he can persuade both the British government and City institutions to accept the withholding tax proposal, albeit adapted, in return for a push on liberalising Europe’s financial services market.“There is an increasingly perceptible link between progress in financial services and progress in taxation,” said Monti in a recent speech in London. “Many member states are not really prepared to go much further in the single market for financial services unless broadly parallel progress can be negotiated in the field of tax coordination.”He issued a warning to the UK industry, saying: “If this process of tax coordination were to lose momentum, many member states would, I suspect, react by being much less forthcoming in making the necessary progress on financial services.” Officials claim this was the reason for Monti saying at last month’s meeting of EU finance ministers that he wanted to remove obstacles to investments by private pension fund managers, a long-standing demand of the UK pensions industry.last_img read more

 

Vodafone considering moving headquarters out of UK post-Brexit

first_imgBritish telecommunications company Vodafone said on Tuesday that it may move its headquarters out of Britain to maintain access to the EU’s single market after the U.K. voted to leave the bloc last week.Vodafone said that it needed access to the EU’s free “movement of people, capital and goods,” which have fostered the company’s growth, the BBC reports.Without drawing conclusions “regarding the long-term location” of its headquarters, which are currently in London, the company said it would “take whatever decisions are appropriate.” The company, which has its global headquarters in London, said in a statement that it would strengthen its policy activities in Brussels “to ensure the group’s substantial businesses within the European Union continue to be represented appropriately.”Vodafone, one of Britain’s largest companies and one of the world’s largest telecoms operators, said that 55 percent of its profits in the last financial year came from its European operations. The U.K. accounted for 11 percent of its profits.The company, which employs 13,000 people in the U.K. and 108,000 people outside Britain, also said it will start reporting its financial results in euros, rather than pounds. Also On POLITICO US House Speaker calls for post-Brexit trade deal with UK By Megan Cassella Marine Le Pen: Brexit ‘most important moment since Berlin Wall’ By Paul Dallison Clinton: Brexit won’t have ‘direct impact’ on US campaign By Nolan D. McCaskilllast_img read more