Fundraising package

36 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 December 1998 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Tagged with: christmas Giving/Philanthropy Trading Fundraising package For the fourth year running Parcelforce Worldwide has helped underprivileged children in eastern Europe by collecting parcels for an international children’s charity. “Operation Christmas Child,” a special project run by the Samaritan’s Purse International Charity, has delivered Christmas treats to needy children in 12 impoverished and war-torn eastern European countries. During November and December a 15-strong fleet of trucks, provided free of charge, has been collecting over half a million presents donated by the public and 3,000 schools, churches and other organisations. read more

New Head of Fundraising Support Unit at Kingston Smith

first_img 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Head of Fundraising Support Unit at Kingston Smith David Coe has been appointed as the new head of the Fundraising Support Unit at Kingston Smith, which helps charities and other not-for-profit organisations with fundraising, marketing, trading and campaign consultancy at all levels. David Coe has been appointed as the new head of the Fundraising Support Unit at Kingston Smith, which helps charities and other not-for-profit organisations with fundraising, marketing, trading and campaign consultancy at all levels. Coe is currently Vice President and Executive Director Europe of ORBIS International and ORBIS Charitable Trust, the international organisation that uses volunteer eye care professionals to train practitioners in developing countries.Visit Kingston Smith. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 3 June 2001 | News 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Detroit assembly fights banks and austerity

first_imgWW photo: Kris Hamel“We’re calling on the banks to refund the money they stole from our community. Make the banks pay!” With those words Wayne County Commissioner Martha G. Scott kicked off the first International People’s Assembly Against Banks and Against Austerity at Grand Circus Park in downtown Detroit on Oct. 5-6.Organized primarily by activists from the Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs; Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management; and Fight Imperialism, Stand Together, the assembly placed the blame for the city’s financial crisis squarely on the shoulders of the bankers and corporate bosses.Detroit was illegally forced into bankruptcy court on July 19 by attorney Kevyn Orr, the state-imposed emergency manager. Since then, Orr has been acting as an enforcer for leading U.S. financial institutions seeking to exploit this majority African-American municipality and push it into even deeper austerity. Orr is widely disliked among the masses.City Councilperson JoAnn Watson told the assembly that, rather than allow an invitation-only meeting about the city’s future with the Obama administration to take place behind closed doors on Sept. 27, “I showed up anyway.” When she was told there was no room for the City Council at the meeting, she protested, saying, “The people of Detroit should be represented here.” The assembly applauded her defense of people’s rights.Deputy Research Director of the Service Employees Union Jono Shaffer discussed how Wall Street and the banks are behind the current attacks on public workers and other unions. Comparing today’s economic crisis with the 1929 Great Depression, he pointed out, “Now the politicians are going after all the things the workers have won” since then, like unions, Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. Shaffer noted that although worker productivity keeps going up, workers’ wages have stagnated over the last 30 years, forcing workers into debt, while the wealth of the 1% multiplies. In 1980, he noted, there was no consumer debt; today it’s somewhere between $3 trillion and $4 trillion.City workers like William Williams, vice president of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 26, talked about the devastating effect of proposed cuts to pension benefits for more than 20,000 retired city workers. Renee Manley, of the Service Employees’ Capital Stewardship Program, testified about how city workers’ benefits and public services have been cut to the bone.Very moving remarks that morning were made by former public school teacher S. Baxter Jones, who became an anti-foreclosure activist when the banks refused to give him an affordable loan modification. “We’re dealing with banks with a bully mentality.” He noted, “A lot of people in my situation abandon their homes, but I refused to walk away.” When he reported that he remains in his home after successfully fighting the banks, he got a standing ovation.Youth activists Tachae J. Davis, of Fight Imperialism, Stand Together, and Dimeeko Williams, of Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management, roused the assembly with their determination to fight the system. They invited everyone to join them in a noontime march on the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, where EM Orr has a penthouse costing $4,200 a month paid for by Detroit taxpayers. Following a youth contingent led by a FIST banner, activists took the streets on Washington Boulevard where the hotel is located, chanting, “Whose city? Our city!” and “Banks get bailed out, we get sold out!”During the lunch break, workshops were held on fighting emergency management in the schools, media training, the anti-fracking struggle and uprooting racism.In the afternoon session, many speakers took on the banks and multinational corporations for the crimes they have committed against the people of Detroit and the world. They also pointed out that if the ruling class can effectively carry out its full agenda in Detroit, then other cities throughout the U.S. will soon be victims of the same process of disempowerment and theft of resources like pensions and city assets.Between speakers, solidarity statements were read or videos shown from various organizations and people around the world, including some in India, Lebanon, France and Colombia. Delegations from around the U.S. came from Cleveland, Chicago, the Bay Area in California, West Virginia, Oberlin College in Ohio, Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore and Durham, N.C.After a long day of speakers, solidarity statements, videos, workshops and meals, a cultural program was held that evening at the 1515 Broadway theater. All food was donated by local merchants committed to community development, and use of the theater was donated by the owner. The event was coordinated by Moratorium NOW! organizers Andrea Egypt and Writer L. Bush. Cultural presentations were delivered by Insurgency, Jim Perkinson, Rise Up with Antonio Cosme, Aurora Harris, Walter Blaney, Wardell Montgomery and other artists.Workers’ Assembly and Oct. 23 protestThe final sessions of the event featured a Workers’ Assembly where people spoke out about the impact of low-wage capitalist employment, two-tier automotive pay structures and the need to link community struggles with those involving people at the point of production and services. This session was chaired by longtime United Auto Workers member, labor historian and Moratorium NOW! organizer Martha Grevatt.Workers facing mortgage foreclosures in Detroit and Chicago also described how they were able to save their homes. They forced the banks to back down when community and union activists came to their support through direct actions to stop evictions.Concluding the assembly was a workshop, chaired by Fred Vitale of Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management, on action proposals to continue the struggle against the banks and emergency management in Detroit and throughout Michigan. Oct. 23, the day when hearings begin on the city’s eligibility for bankruptcy, has been designated an international day of solidarity with the people of Detroit. The workshop endorsed the call to surround the federal courthouse on Oct. 23 to demand an end to the bank-imposed austerity and illegal bankruptcy proceedings.A leaflet issued by the Moratorium NOW! Coalition called for people to “Come out and make your voice heard” on Oct. 23. Demands include the “cancellation of the debt payments to the banks which have destroyed our communities and to make the banks pay for the rebuilding of Detroit.”Additional demands call for halting attacks on city workers’ pensions, benefits and union contracts; stopping privatization of city jobs, services and assets; restoration of federal grants to serve Detroiters under control of city workers and not private corporations; the immediate halt to the $62 million looting of Detroit by Jones Day (Orr’s law firm) and other Wall Street consultants; and an end to the unconstitutional, anti-democratic, racist emergency management of this overwhelmingly African-American city.Key to the assembly’s success, which was truly international in scope and character, were the endorsements, publicity and support of many groups and individuals, including U.S. Rep. John Conyers; Glen Ford, executive editor of Black Agenda Report; and Central United Methodist Church in Detroit.For a complete list of speakers, international solidarity messages and sponsors, see workers.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

GROWMARK Reports Estimated Year-End Financial Results

first_imgRecord high sales volume for the Plant Food Division were reported, due to strong corn acreage, a good fall application window, an early spring season, and market share growth. The Seed Division increased unit sales of seed corn to a record high, while soybean sales were even with last year. The Crop Protection Division set another sales record over last year. Higher sales of agronomy application equipment and farm grain systems led to increased sales in the Facility Planning Division, as well. Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News GROWMARK Reports Estimated Year-End Financial Results Operational highlights for the company’s business units were also reported at the Annual Meeting: SHARE Higher commodity prices and solid volume growth in most GROWMARK business units produced record sales for the cooperative for the 2012 fiscal year, ending August 31. Jeff Solberg, chief executive officer, announced unaudited, estimated sales of $10 billion for the 2012 fiscal year, the highest in the cooperative’s history. GROWMARK’s pretax income is estimated at $295 million, the second highest in the company’s history. An estimated $140 million in patronage refunds – also a company record — will be returned to GROWMARK member cooperatives and farmer-owners. “This is our 85th year as a cooperative system and we are proud of the progress from our founding to now reporting the strongest sales numbers in our history,” he said. “Our business is built around our mission to improve the long-term profitability of our member owners. With our record sales this year, we are able to return a record amount of patronage to our owners. We remain committed their success and to the unity of our cooperative system.” The Energy Division recorded another record year for total energy volume. Gasoline and diesel fuel both showed strong growth, while propane was slightly lower than last year. Lubricant volume remained steady. Significant renovations at the Council Bluffs, Iowa lubricant manufacturing facility expanded bulk storage capacity and allow for key blending processes to be handled in-house. GROWMARK Reports Estimated Year-End Financial Results By Gary Truitt – Sep 2, 2012 SHARE Previous article“If There Ain’t No Beer in Heaven…”Next articleMisconceptions Abound on Aflatoxin Crop Insurance Coverage Gary Truitt The Grain Division reported an increase in bushels marketed through the five grain retail units. Eastern Grain Marketing began construction on a Norfolk Southern rail loader near Kankakee, Ill., which will provide increased marketing opportunities for area farmers when complete. Risk management services, including MID-CO Commodities, and AgriVisor, LLC, reported continued strong demand for the products and services offered. All of GROWMARK’s retail divisions reported successful years. Total retail division sales are estimated at $1.7 billion, which includes GROWMARK FS estimated sales of $260 million, and SEEDWAY estimated sales of $110 million which, if realized, would be a record. Several acquisitions, efficiency improvements, target marketing, and enhanced people resources added to this year’s success. “Although we are proud of our financial results, we are very aware of the widespread impact of this year’s drought. Our entire economy will feel the effects in one form or another,” Solberg said. “Still, we remain optimistic about the future of agriculture. We stand ready to support our member companies and customers by continuing to be a reliable supplier of the products and services they need to assist their farmer-customers in meeting the food, fiber and fuel needs of a growing world population.” Facebook Twitter Source: Growmarklast_img read more

Trade Officials Prepare to Push TPP following Elections

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Trade Officials Prepare to Push TPP following Elections Home Indiana Agriculture News Trade Officials Prepare to Push TPP following Elections By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 7, 2016 Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleTime for Agriculture to Get off the SidelinesNext articleWhatever Election Outcomes, Chances Good for Early Farm Bill Talks Hoosier Ag Today Officials from the Obama administration and other Trans-Pacific Partnership countries are ramping up their efforts to build support for ratifying the 12-country pact. But, the International Center for Trade says the election politics surrounding TPP has put the Obama administration in a difficult position. Voters are heading to the polls to select a presidential candidate, both of which oppose the trade agreement. Speculations of what may hold back TPP during the lame-duck session include House Speaker Paul Ryan’s fear of losing his post if he brings the deal for consideration. Further, opposition in his state is putting pressure on the Wisconsin Republican to block the deal. Meanwhile, other TPP countries are taking steps towards ratifying the trade agreement.Under the TPP’s rules, signatories have an initial two-year window from when the deal was signed to complete their domestic procedures for ratification. Should all 12 not ratify by the deadline, the trade agreement will enter into force only after being ratified by six countries that must make up 85 percent of the overall group’s combined GDP.Source: NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Sports Update: Patterson earns Stallings Award, students get academic honors

first_imgimage courtesy of gofrogs.com Linkedin Twitter Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vaglio printHead football coach Gary Patterson is set to receive the Stallings Award, the team announced Wednesday.The recipient of the award is annually honored as a humanitarian in the community and for his excellence on the football field. Dr. Pepper honors each winner as a tribute to retired University of Alabama coach Gene Stallings and those who triumph no matter the circumstances.Photo from TCU Football TwitterThe proceeds from the award banquet benefit The Rise Schools, which give disabled students the educational and social foundation to become “contributing members of society.”Patterson, the nation’s second-longest tenured head coach, is TCU’s all-time winningest head coach with 160 wins and a winning percentage of .737. He has totaled 20 Coach of the Year titles, conference championships in three different conferences, 10 11-win seasons over the past 15 years, and 18 bowl games in 20 years.Patterson places a high priority on graduation and TCU’s graduation rate been honored as one of the nation’s leaders in eight of the past 10 seasons, contributing even more to Patterson’s excellence both on and off the field. – Robbie VaglioTennis players get academic honorsSeven members of the TCU tennis teams were named to the Academic All-Big 12 team released Tuesday afternoon.For the men’s, Alastair Gray, Alex Rybakov and Reese Stalder earned First Team honors while Guillermo Nuñez was named to the Second Team. This is the second time each of these four athletes has earned Academic All-Big 12 honors.For the women’s, Marie Norris and Aleksandra Zenovka were First Team selections, and Alexis Pereira was named to the Second Team. This is the third consecutive year Zenovka has been named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team, and the second time Norris and Pereira have earned a selection.Both the men and women will play in the Big 12 Championship in Austin, Texas this weekend. The men earned the No. 1 seed and have a first-round bye before opening play against the winner of Oklahoma State vs Baylor Saturday, Apr. 28 at noon. The women beat West Virginia 5-1, in Thursday’s opening round. They face No. 6 Texas today.– Ben AutenOklahoma takes the trophy in Big 12 men’s golfThe Big 12 Tournament concluded Wednesday afternoon in rainy conditions at Southern Hills Golf Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.TCU finished with a score of 301 as a team on the day, well over their scores of the previous three days, largely due to the weather conditions.Junior Turner MacLean led the way for the Frogs once again, shooting 2-over, while also leading TCU with a 9-over score for the tournament.Fellow junior David Rodetto shot 3-over on the day, but it was Stefano Mazzoli who was most impacted by the poor weather, as he shot 8-over par after entering the day in 11th place in the tournament.The Oklahoma Sooners took home the trophy, going 19-0ver as a team over the weekend, and were followed by Oklahoma State, who finished 27-over.The individual winner finished in a 4-way tie between Kansas State’s Jeremy Gandon, Texas’ Doug Ghim, Oklahoma’s Grant Hirschman and Oklahoma State’s Kristoffer Ventura, who all shot 3-over for the tournament.Up Next:TCU should be in line to receive a regional bid for the 29th consecutive year, and await the NCAA Regionals announcement May 2 at 4:30 p.m. on the Golf Channel. The NCAA Regionals will take place May 14-16.–Ben Auten Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Facebook Previous articlePolitics professor encourages universities to embrace free speechNext articleThe Leap: Alumna competing in Miss USA pageant Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR What to watch during quarantine + posts Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Facebook Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Twitter TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Another journalist gunned down in less than a month

first_img May 4, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another journalist gunned down in less than a month Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Organisation Receive email alerts RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America RSF_en News to go further May 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Brazilcenter_img Valério Nascimento, a journalist involved in local politics, was gunned down yesterday at the entrance to his home in Rio Claro, in the state of Rio de Janeiro. As a journalist, he had covered an alleged corruption case just a few days before the shooting, but the motive is not yet known.“Nascimento’s murder, which took place on World Press Freedom Day, is a reminder that Brazil is still a dangerous country for journalists despite recent legislative progress and efforts to combat impunity,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He is the second journalist to have been gunned down this year while a third journalist, a blogger, only just survived a murder attempt.”The press freedom organization added: “We pay tribute to Valério Nascimento and we urge those investigating the case to carefully examine the possibility that he was killed in connection with his work as a journalist. We also urge them to move quickly.”The police say that so far they know nothing about the circumstances of Nascimento’s murder aside from the fact that he was shot twice, in the head and back, right outside his home. As well as owning and editing the local newspaper Panorama Geral, Nascimento headed a local residents’ association and had been a candidate for municipal councillor in both Rio Claro and the neighbouring municipality of Angra dos Reis. On 29 April, his newspaper ran an article about alleged irregularities implicating the mayor of Bananal, which also neighbours Rio Claro although it is part of São Paulo state. The police officer in charge of the investigation, Carlos Matos, was quoted by the daily O Globo as saying he thought the murder was politically motivated. Matos added that Nascimento had published other stories about the mayor of Bananal.Nascimento was killed less than a month after Luciano Leitão Pedrosa, a reporter for Radio Metropolitana FM and programme producer on local TV Vitória, was gunned down on 9 April in Vitória de Santo Antão, in the northeastern state of Pernambuco.The blogger Ricardo Gama miraculously survived being shot three times in the Copacabana district of Rio de Janeiro on 23 March. Pedrosa covered organized crime while Gama’s blog often deals with sensitive political stories. Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil News News Reports BrazilAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more BrazilAmericas April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Three men to be tried in Malta for Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder

first_imgNews Malta is ranked 77th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, after falling 30 places in the past two years. The three men – Vincent Muscat and Alfred and Georges Degiorgio – have been held for the past 19 months on suspicion of placing the bomb. They were arrested on 4 December 2017, seven weeks after her murder. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) takes note of today’s announcement by the Maltese authorities that three men are to be tried for journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder in 2017 but insists that all those who wanted to silence her must be brought to justice. Organisation RSF_en The announcement of a trial, the date of which is not yet known, came less than three weeks before the 20-month limit on a pre-trial detention that would have expired on 4 August. Thereafter the authorities would have had to release them on bail. “We take note of the announcement of a trial but we point out that all those with any degree of involvement in preparing and executing this shocking murder must be identified and prosecuted,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. to go further MaltaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsInternational bodies Council of EuropeCorruptionOrganized crimeWomenImpunityEconomic pressureJudicial harassmentViolence Suspects arrive at the law courts in Valletta, Malta on December 6, 2017 / AFP Receive email alerts July 16, 2019 – Updated on October 13, 2019 Three men to be tried in Malta for Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder After the Maltese foreign minister’s announcement in London on 11 July that such an inquiry would be launched within three months, RSF expects the authorities keep their words. News On 26 June, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) passed a resolution condemning the serious rule of law failings in Malta, including the impunity surrounding Caruana Galizia’s assassination. “This murder’s masterminds are still at large 21 months later and this announcement will not serve to make press freedom defenders forget all the obstacles they have encountered in the search for truth about this case. An independent public inquiry is needed more urgently than ever.” Follow the news on Malta News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU February 24, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more Malta: Developments in murder case mark nascent steps towards justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia The announcement came 21 months to the day after Caruana Galizia, a journalist who investigated corruption, was killed by a bomb placed under her car outside her home in Malta. News RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive MaltaEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsInternational bodies Council of EuropeCorruptionOrganized crimeWomenImpunityEconomic pressureJudicial harassmentViolence December 2, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Irvine School Wins Fourth Straight Regional Science Bowl at JPL

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Education Irvine School Wins Fourth Straight Regional Science Bowl at JPL CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Monday, March 22, 2021 | 5:24 pm More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img 96 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it For the fourth consecutive year, Irvine’s University High School won the Southern California regional round of the National Science Bowl, hosted by JPL. The team, including coach David Knight (lower right), paused for a group shot after their victory on March 20, 2021. Credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechUniversity High School in Irvine is headed to the National Science Bowl after besting 19 other teams at a regional competition hosted by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, officials announced Monday.It was the fourth consecutive year that University High won the regional competition, which was held virtually for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic.“During the preliminaries, we weren’t performing as well as we wanted to,” said senior Nicholas Ouyang, University High School’s team captain. “And during the final rounds, you don’t know how the other teams are doing, so it’s really high-stress. But learning about science and working with others who also love science is really fun.”Coach David Knight said he was impressed with how the team responded to the new format.“They did a great job, especially with the teamwork,” he said. “There wasn’t one person who was just dominating.”The teams faced a gauntlet of complex math and science questions, with topics ranging from biology to chemistry and beyond. A sample bonus question from a past year went as follows: “If the flower color red is dominant and white is recessive, what will be the expected phenotypic ratio of red to white flowers in the first generation of a cross between parent plants both heterozygous for flower color?”Fullerton’s Troy High School took second place, and Santa Monica High School placed third.University High School will compete in the preliminary rounds of the National Science Bowl — which is hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy — beginning in April, with a virtual elimination tournament for the top 32 high school finalists on May 22. Make a comment Community News Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Coronavirus updates: Mayor urges Trump to help NYC ‘get back on our feet

first_imgnarvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — More than 2 million have been infected with the novel coronavirus worldwide as the pandemic continues to affect every aspect of people’s lives. The global death toll stands at more than 138,000 people, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to a number of deaths in which a person is not tested for the virus.Many municipalities have begun counting probably deaths caused by COVID-19, including New York City, the epicenter of the disease in the United States.The U.S. has more deaths and cases than any country in the world, with more than 639,000 diagnosed cases and at least 30,990 deaths.Here’s how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:10:30 a.m.: NYC expected to lose $7.4 billion in tax revenueIn New York City — hit the hardest by the pandemic in the U.S. — 386 people suspected of having coronavirus were admitted to hospitals on Tuesday, which was up from 370 on Monday.The city’s ICUs had 887 patients on Tuesday, up from 868 Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.And of the New Yorkers tested for the coronavirus on Tuesday, 55% were positive — up from 53% on Monday.De Blasio warned Wednesday that New York City is expected to lose $7.4 billion in tax revenue over the current and next fiscal year.De Blasio urged President Donald Trump to help New York City get “back on our feet” by providing funds through the next government stimulus.“If you lead, the Senate will follow,” de Blasio said in a message to Trump.Meanwhile, the mayor said 11,000 free hotel rooms are being provided for New Yorkers who need to quarantine.The rooms will be open to health care workers, the homeless and some living in overcrowded households who cannot socially distance.Referrals will begin on April 22 through hospitals and community health providers.9 a.m.: Japan declares nationwide state of emergencyJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday expanded a state of emergency from seven prefectures to all 47 prefectures in the nation in an attempt to prevent COVID-19 from spreading further. Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures had been under a state of emergency since April 7. Japanese authorities plan to ease restrictions on May 6. Japan has 8,626 diagnosed COVID-19 cases and 178 fatalities, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins. This includes figures from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was forced to dock in Japan when an outbreak on the ship spread.8:20 a.m.: 17 bodies found at NJ nursing home hit by virusThe state of New Jersey will begin investigating the Andover Rehabilitation nursing home in Sussex County after a number of bodies were removed this week.According to police, the first clue was a request for 25 body bags.Investigators initially discovered five bodies in the facility’s holding area.In subsequent days they were tipped off to a body being stored in a shed. No bodies were seen in the shed but investigators then found another 12 bodies in the holding area. 6:38 a.m.: CDC to tour processing plant where hundreds tested positiveSouth Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced that Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials are on the ground in Sioux Falls and will tour a Smithfield Foods plant Thursday “in partnership with state and local officials,” Noem said.There’s been 518 Smithfield employees who have tested positive for novel coronavirus as well as 126 cases of nonemployees that became infected due to an employee, according to the South Dakota Department of Health.Noem said the state is “aggressively testing” employees and those they have come into contact with “and as soon as possible getting them into isolation.”The governor added she’s working with federal officials and Smithfield leaders “on a plan to safely reopen the plant to get it back online to bring some relief not only to our egg producers, but to make sure we’re continuing to secure our nation’s food supply.”5:01 a.m.: Trump to discuss coronavirus with G-7 leadersPresident Donald Trump is set to discuss the coronavirus pandemic with G-7 leaders in a conference call on Thursday morning.He will be joined by the leaders of the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Canada and Japan.Trump last spoke with the group as a whole on a conference call on March 16. Much has changed in the world since then, when fewer than 100 people had died in the U.S.The U.S. was set to host this year’s G-7, which was to be held at Camp David in June, before Trump canceled the gathering three days after that last videoconference in March.3:55 a.m.: Harry, Meghan help at LA nonprofitDuchess Meghan and Prince Harry spent a second day helping out at Project Angel Food, a charity in Los Angeles that feeds people too sick to do so themselves.Those facing a hard time during the coronavirus pandemic are being helped with food by the nonprofit.The nonprofit was founded by former presidential candidate Marianne Williamson originally to deal with helping those with HIV/AIDS.Meghan decided to help on Easter Sunday, and then again on Wednesday, after her mom, Doria Ragland, said the group was in need of volunteers. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more