King writes to Osborne as inflation rises

first_img THE governor of the Bank of England (BoE) was forced to write a fourth letter to the chancellor of the exchequer yesterday as official figures showed consumer inflation rose unexpectedly to 3.2 per cent in October.Mervyn King wrote to George Osborne saying the 0.1 per cent rise in the UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) last month was the result of a sharp rise in fuel prices, meaning it remains more than one per cent above target.The Office of National Statistics said the price of fuel and lubricants rose 1.8 per cent in the month partly as a result of the increase in fuel duty which came into effect on 1 October. Meanwhile, the Retail Prices Index (RPI) inflation fell slightly to 4.5 per cent, down from 4.6 per cent a month earlier. RPI contains a bigger share of housing costs, and is used to calculate many benefits payment and pensions.In his letter to Osborne the governor of the BoE said: “The outlook for inflation remains highly uncertain with substantial risks in both directions. The mid-term strength in inflation may be more pronounced if the prices of commodity and other imported goods and services increase further. And that would exacerbate the risk that the prolonged period of above target inflation may cause inflation expectations to rise, making it more costly to bring inflation down.”King added that CPI inflation was “expected to remain above target and at a somewhat higher level than expected three months ago, for a period of a year or so.” It has been above target now for the past 11 months.In his written response, the chancellor noted the BoE’s inflation forecast was “broadly in line” with those of most independent forecasters which expected inflation to return close to the two per cent target by 2012. whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL Share Show Comments ▼center_img KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solutionmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For LifeLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute King writes to Osborne as inflation rises More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Tuesday 16 November 2010 9:06 pmlast_img

Covid-19 leads to 11% decline in GVC revenue in H1

first_img16th July 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe UK & Ireland US Southern Europe Western Europe Italy Belgium Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Strategy GVC Holdings has reported an 11% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of 2020, though outgoing chief executive Kenneth Alexander hailed the strong performance of the operator’s online business during the period. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Casino & games Covid-19 leads to 11% decline in GVC revenue in H1 GVC Holdings has reported an 11% year-on-year decline in revenue for the first half of 2020, though outgoing chief executive Kenneth Alexander hailed the strong performance of the operator’s online business during the period.The operator described the first half as an “encouraging” start to the year, despite the impact of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), which shuttered the group’s retail outlets and significantly reduced available betting markets.The revenue decline was entirely due to the retail shutdowns, with UK retail’s contribution down 50% on a like-for-like basis (removing permanently closed shops from 2019 figures), and amounts wagered down 52%. European retail revenue fell 48% in the first half, with stakes down 54%.Online, however, was up 19% year-over-year in H1, with a 31% rise in igaming revenue complemented by a 5% rise in sports betting. On a constant currency basis – using 2020 exchange rates for 2019 figures – the sports contribution would have risen 8%. This came despite customer wagers dropping 15%.“Given the extraordinary circumstances in which the group is currently operating, delivering double-digit online net gaming revenue growth in all of our major territories is a very strong performance,” said GVC CEO Alexander, who today announced that he would step down from his role, with chief operating office Shay Segev stepping up as his replacement.“It is a clear testament to the strength and diversification of our business model, the quality of our technology, the enduring appeal of our brands, and the talent, commitment and professionalism of our people,” Alexander added.For the first half, GVC said earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation was expected to come in the range of £340m to £350m. The operator said “robust and decisive cost management” had allowed it to operate at cash neutral throughout the lockdown period.Alexander added that this had enabled the business to take advantage of growth opportunities as and when they present themselves, picking out GVC’s increased investment in the BetMGM joint venture with MGM Resorts as an example of this.A number of key milestones were achieved in the period despite the disruption caused by Covid-19. The migration of the Ladbrokes Coral brands to GVC’s proprietary platform was completed in May, while in February shareholders approved the relocation of the operator’s place of management and control, and tax residence, to the UK.GVC also significantly stepped up its social responsibility measures during the period, Alexander added. This saw it voluntarily introduce stake limit setting functionality and allow customers to set curfews to limit their activity. It also blocked reverse withdrawals, ahead of the Gambling Commission making this temporary prohibition mandatory for all operators, amid wider cross-sector efforts to protect customers.“We continue to focus on providing our customers with the tools to empower them to manage their own play, whilst deploying our market-leading technology to monitor for potentially problematic changes in behaviour and intervene as required,” he explained.This had resulted in no evidence of any increase in problem gambling during lockdown, he said.“Hopefully this has also been duly noted by those whose preference for punitive and mandatory restrictions runs the risk of driving customers into the hands of unscrupulous black-market operators,” Alexander said. “As has been the case in other countries in which stringent and misguided regulation has been introduced.”The H1 performance came after net gaming revenue in the second quarter of 2020 declined 22% year-on-year, with declines in retail and online sports betting partially mitigated by online gaming growth.In the three months to 30 June, online revenue was up 22%, with a 6% decline in sports offset by a 45% hike in gaming revenue. With major sports leagues resuming during the period, GVC noted that betting activity was now close to pre-pandemic levels.Online gaming, it added, continues to trade ahead of expectations as sports return, though below peak levels seen during the quarter.Retail, on the other hand, saw revenue fall 86% on a like-for-like basis. Following read more

National Media Group Limited (NMG.tz) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgNational Media Group Limited (NMG.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about National Media Group Limited (NMG.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Media Group Limited (NMG.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Media Group Limited (NMG.tz)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNation Media Group (NMG) Limited operates as an independent media house in East and Central Africa. Through its subsidiaries, NMG publishes, prints and distributes a variety of newspapers, magazines and online publications as well as manages radio and television broadcasting operations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. It also provides courier and third-party printing services. Group publications include The EastAfrican, Daily Nation, Sunday Nation, Business Daily Africa, Daily Monitor, The Citizen, NMG Investor Briefing, Taifa Leo and Zuka. NMG owns a 76.5% stake in Monitor Publications Limited and 93.3% stake in KFM, a Kampala-based radio station in Uganda. It owns two television stations; NT Uganda and Spark TV and has a 60% stake in Mwananchi Communications Limited in Tanzania. In 2016, NMG commissioned a state-of-the-art printing press in Nairobi which has capacity to print 86 000 newspapers per hour. National Media Group Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img

The Far Property Company Limited (FPC.bw) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgThe Far Property Company Limited (FPC.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about The Far Property Company Limited (FPC.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Far Property Company Limited (FPC.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Far Property Company Limited (FPC.bw)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileThe Far Property Company Limited is a real estate development and asset management company with national and international interests. The company is the largest property management company in Botswana and has a presence in markets throughout southern Africa. The Far Property Company was originally established to service a property portfolio to accommodate the Choppies Group which is a national supermarket and hypermarket group. The company is divided into four segments; residential properties, commercial properties, industrial properties and other segments that includes residential and commercial properties available to rent. The Far Property Company was established in 2010 and the head office is in Gaborone, Botswana.last_img

Box House / Flavio Castro

first_imgArchDaily Houses Projects Architects: FCstudio Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906100/box-house-flavio-castro Clipboard 2017 Save this picture!© Pedro Kok+ 82Curated by Pedro Vada Share “COPY” Photographs:  Pedro Kok Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Box House / Flavio CastroSave this projectSaveBox House / Flavio Castro Area:  240 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906100/box-house-flavio-castro Clipboard Manufacturers: Vibia, BD Barcelona Design, Foscarini, Grohe, Moroso, C & C – Casa e Construção, Deca, Esquadralum Ind. e Com. Esquadrias, Intercement, Iron Logic, Jacqsa Distrib Vidros, Levitare, STR, Santorini, Useaço Construções Metálicas Ltda.Collaborators:Rossin + Tramontina, Useaço, Estudio BolaAuthor:Flávio CastroTeam:Flávio Castro, Flávia MarquesCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pedro KokRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. The Box house, located in a residential neighborhood of low verticalization in the city of São Paulo, was designed for a young architect, to himself. The size of the ground (20 x 10m) corner, directed the implementation where all the openings are located in two of the four facades. Zenith openings and the inner patio illuminate the environments that are located on the other two facades.Save this picture!© Pedro KokSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Pedro KokFrom the street, the house emerges behind the wall like an opaque box with no openings. This was intentional because the discretion generates more security (the reality of the city). As you pass through the front gate of Corten steel, you come to a hall from which you can read, for the first time, the volumetry of the whole project and the differentiation of the program through the choice of materials. The opaque box, which before seemed to be heavy, rests in a glass box on the ground floor and makes it appear to float.Save this picture!© Pedro KokSave this picture!© Pedro KokOn the ground floor, the sliding glass doors allow a visual integration with the garden. Here is a social part (living) in a functional way. The second floor contains the private area (suite, TV room) that determined the outer covering of the residence: mini wave panels. The different possibility of openings controls sunlight, acoustic and safety.Save this picture!© Pedro KokSave this picture!© Pedro KokOn the rooftop, the garden completes the program and establishes a distinct relationship with the surroundings. It’s like a belvedere. Facts such as solar heating (water), gardens, cross ventilation and construction technique adopted (speed) generate an efficient house quality. From the bird, view photo is possible to notice that the house is an exception inside its context. The architecture respected the real conditions of the place, in the organization of the plant and in the definition of materials, passing through the design of the details.Save this picture!© Pedro KokSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!© Pedro KokProject gallerySee allShow lessCarlo Ratti to Curate Biennial for the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on CitiesArchitecture NewsFuture Towers / MVRDVSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•São Paulo, Brazil Brazil Box House / Flavio Castro Photographs CopyAbout this officeFCstudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSao PaoloOn InstagramBrazilPublished on November 29, 2018Cite: “Box House / Flavio Castro” [Casa Box / Flávio Castro] 29 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore read more

Diamond Jubilee fundraising events and appeals

first_imgDiamond Jubilee fundraising events and appeals Howard Lake | 31 May 2012 | News Tagged with: Community fundraising Diamond Jubilee Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Diamond Jubilee is a major fundraising opportunity for many charities, not just those with HM The Queen as a patron. Here are a selection of some of the events, appeals and initiatives that this occasion has generated.[View the story “Diamond Jubilee fundraising” on Storify]

Diamond Jubilee fundraising

Charity fundraising ideas, campaigns and initiatives around HM the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June 2012.

Storified by Howard Lake · Thu, May 31 2012 06:23:45

=&0=&Diamond Jubilee Trust chooses six areas for supportThe Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust has chosen six themes that it will support, reflecting six decades of the Queen’s reign. The Tr…Queen’s Award for Voluntary ServiceThe Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award for 2012 is an award to recognise national volunteer organisations, as well as organisatio…Children and the Arts Buckingham Palace.wmvgiveonthemobileThe Jubilee Time CapsuleTo mark The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the Royal Commonwealth Society is building the world's biggest online time capsule. Your s…Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge – Patron HRH Prince William.movfieldsintrust1More than 100 charities and youth support organisations from all over the United Kingdom have been given tickets to take part in The Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace on Monday 4 June 2012.The Jubilee Woods Project — launchwoodlandtrustGary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd-Webber have composed the official single for the Diamond Jubilee, which will raise funds for the Queen’s Jubilee charitiesSing – Gary Barlow & The Commonwealth Band featuring Military Wivesmilitarywiveschoir=&1=&Sightsavers launches appeal to tackle blinding disease in Africa to mark the Diamond Jubilee – SightsaversTo mark the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee the development organisation, Sightsavers, has launched a new appeal to e…Ahmadiyya Muslim Charity Run for Queen’s Diamond JubileemkaukvideosQueens Diamond Jubilee and Fields of Life.mp4fieldsoflife1995=&2=&Appeal for new Royal Yacht for HM Queen and her charitiesAn appeal has been launched to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II by purchasing a Yacht for use by the Queen and whic…Jubilee Yacht Appeal – A People’s Yacht for HM The Queen and her Charities (Are you YACHT or NOT?)jubileeyachtDonate one hour to celebrate Diamond Jubilee, urges campaignThe Jubilee Hour campaign is encouraging people mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next month by committing to 60 minutes of volunteering o…=&3=&Many groups and charities are hosting Jubilee street parties and other events to raise funds for all kinds of charities.RT @Lifebuoycafe: Diamond jubilee BBQ at the Red Herring. 2pm 5th June. Profits from BBQ to local charity. Tickets from @Lifebuoycafe http://pic.twitter.com/tuPDKEtpcry of the gulls=&4=&Charities are offering Jubilee fundraising ideas and packs to help their supporters make the most of the occasion.Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee with @BCRT’s fabulous, themes fundraising ideas http://www.bcrt.org.uk/fundraising-ideasBone Cancer ResearchLegionLive – Blog – Poppy Cupcakes for the Jubilee weekendAre you planning a party for the Jubilee weekend? If so why not make some Poppy cupcakes for the celebrations! A new Toffee Poppy Cupcake…Celebrating the #DiamondJubilee this weekend? Raise some money at the same time…Pin the tail on the corgi anyone? http://bit.ly/KbQAfjSave the [email protected] urges Jubilee party organisers to ensure that residents with hearing loss are included in celebrations http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/news-and-events/all-regions/news/charity-urges-diamond-jubilee-party-organisers-to-ensure-residents-with-hearing-loss-are-included.aspxUnitron Hearing=&5=&The Queen and the NSPCC celebrate a diamond jubileenspcc=&6=&Several fundraising suppliers are offering Diamond Jubilee related fundraising products:Diamond Jubilee Fundraising Ideas & StallsCelebrate the Diamond Jubilee with our range of fundraising ideas. Perfect for a Queen’s Jubilee stall, party, tombola or fair. Low cost …The Jubilee People’s Millions is a partnership between ITV and the Big Lottery Fund, the largest distributor of national lottery good cause funding. As a result of this, and to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, 60 grants of up to £60,000 are being rolled out to projects which improve local communities. For those of you fortunate enough to receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (QDJM), the Ambulance Services Benevolent Fund (ASBF) have enamel ribbon bars in their fundraising shop. www.asbf.co.uk/fundraising.htmlPlease follow the link below to download a poster for your station and support the ASBF:http://www.cpdme.com/Resources/Documents/Ambulance%20Services%20Benevolent%20Fund%20-%20QDJM%20Miniature%20_%20Ribbons.pdfBren GrayKeep calm and… #queensjubilee #uk #london #diamondjubilee #vintageshaminlondon

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Programme launches to get more women from ethnic minority backgrounds onto charity boards

first_imgProgramme launches to get more women from ethnic minority backgrounds onto charity boards  450 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 Not-for-profit accounting and consultancy social enterprise Social Practice ENT has today (2 October) launched a trustee development programme to increase the number of women from ethnic minority backgrounds on charity boards. Beyond Suffrage is a 12-week trustee training programme for young women of colour aged between 18 and 25. It aims to accelerate progress on gender equality for women of colour at board level through a measurable long-term strategy that focuses on breaking down barriers and creating an organic pipeline of talented young future leaders.The programme will run for a 10-year period in line with the United Nations’ 2030 agenda to reduce inequality, and was developed following research into the underrepresentation of women of colour in the sector including a consultation process with 144 young women.Applications open on 7 October and participants will be selected through an application and interview process, with successful candidates participating as part of a cohort in their city, before being placed on a charity board by Social Practice ENT’s recruitment partner.A project report published by Social Practice ENT today highlights that students from ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely to graduate with a first class or upper second degree than their white counterparts, despite being admitted to university with the same grades.Young women of colour that do navigate the systemic barriers in academic institutions are then hit with a second wave of discrimination on account of gender once they enter into employment. According to figures from the government’s database of graduate employment and earnings, on average men earn more than women at all stages in the decade after graduation, at 8% higher after one year, 15% higher after 5 years and 31% after 10 years.Commenting on the programme and choice of name, Precious Sithole, CEO of Social Practice ENT said:“Women of colour continue to be consistently underrepresented at both senior leadership and board level, across all the sectors in the UK. As the young trustee movement grows, we must ensure that it grows with women of colour, or we run the risk of replicating the same system that gave rise to this underrepresentation in the first place. A targeted approach is needed to ensure that the barriers faced by young women of colour are broken down.“The name Beyond Suffrage was a natural choice –– our foresisters fought for the right to vote, now we’re fighting for a seat at the boardroom table. Us achieving this however, depends heavily on both sector-wide and cross-sector support. We are looking to partner with charities, businesses and women in senior leadership to make the next decade, the decade of action and measurable progress for women of colour at board level.”  449 total views,  2 views today Advertisement Tagged with: diversity equality trustees 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis25 Melanie May | 2 October 2019 | Newslast_img

Zimbabwe’s struggle for sovereignty focus of NYC meeting

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Kayla Popuchet, Omowale Clay, Monica Moorehead.The New York branch of Workers World Party held a Black Liberation forum Feb. 25 on “Zimbabwe: ZANU-PF moving forward” with guest speaker Omowale Clay, a founding member of the December 12th Movement, a Black organization based in Brooklyn, N.Y.  Members of D12 have traveled on numerous occasions to the southern African country to extend solidarity to the anti-neocolonial struggle there and against attacks by U.S. and British imperialism on Zimbabwe’s sovereignty.Clay provided an extensive explanation of the internal situation within the ruling ZANU-PF party that led to the resignation of President Robert Mugabe in December. He went on to say how the new ZANU-PF leadership, with grassroots support, has pledged itself to continue the decades-long struggle to return land seized by white colonial farmers to its rightful owners, the Zimbabwean people.Kayla Popuchet spoke of her recent trip to Durham, N.C., along with other New York WWP members, to show solidarity with defendants who were on trial for taking down a racist Confederate statue this past August. Both felony and misdemeanor charges were dropped against all the defendants due to the power of the mass movement, Popuchet stated. Monica Moorehead chaired the forum.View both of these talks:last_img

Los Angeles County Launches New Interactive Digital Dashboards, Connecting Residents to Latest Updates on COVID-19 Impacts

first_img 44 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Los Angeles County launched several new digital tools today to help residents access up-to-date information about the COVID-19 pandemic. A suite of new interactive maps and dashboards are now live on the County website, providing—in one place—a digital hub for updates about virus case counts, emergency proclamations, and information regarding openings and closures for parks, recreation sites, and schools throughout Los Angeles County.The new dashboards track, analyze, and display multiple data sources. They are the result of collaboration between the County’s Department of Public Health, Health Services, Parks and Recreation, the Los Angeles County Office of Education, and the Office of Emergency Management. Though the focus is local, the new interactive sites also incorporate global data from Johns Hopkins University’s COVID-19 tracking map.“These maps and dashboards are the latest step we have taken to keep the people of Los Angeles County informed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and connected to County services,” stated Kevin McGowan, Director of the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management. “The amount of information about the virus online can be overwhelming, and the data and updates change minute-to-minute. Our COVID-19 website, and its features including these new interactive tools, are a centralized source of trusted information.”Four new dashboards are now available (covid19.lacounty.gov/dashboards):• Case Count Dashboard: This map tracks and displays local Los Angeles County COVID-19 cases and deaths. The interactive dashboard allows users to click on a city or community name, zoom to the selected area, and view the total case count for that community, as well as adjacent areas. The dashboard is updated daily with case count data from the Department of Public Health.• Emergency Proclamations Dashboard: This interactive dashboard displays local emergency proclamations throughout Los Angeles County. Users can click a city name to see when a local emergency was proclaimed and view the official proclamation. The dashboard links to cities’ official websites and is updated as LA County’s 88 cities make proclamations.• Parks and Recreation Closures: This dashboard shows the status of recreation activities, senior programs, and other services provided by County Parks and Recreation. Users can click to find out which services are open, partially closed, or completely closed. The dashboard is updated as services change throughout the County.• School Closures: This dashboard displays the closure status of the 80 school districts supported by the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE). Users can click a district to view schools and enrollment count. It is updated with information from LACOE.These new dashboards are built on an Esri ArcGIs platform, and are additionally accessible through a mobile version. They are located in the County COVID-19 site’s Newsroom section, which also contains videos, photos, links to Incident Reports, and daily summaries created by the Los Angeles County Emergency Operations Center. 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. Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community Newscenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Government Los Angeles County Launches New Interactive Digital Dashboards, Connecting Residents to Latest Updates on COVID-19 Impacts Published on Friday, March 27, 2020 | 12:26 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & read more

L.A. County Pushes Sheriff for Transparency on Deputy Shootings

first_img Business News Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News L.A. County Pushes Sheriff for Transparency on Deputy Shootings By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO, City New Service Published on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 6:55 pm 22 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. More Cool Stuff Herbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Subscribe Community News The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved multiple motions designed to push Sheriff Alex Villanueva to be more transparent and to cooperate with the Office of Inspector General in investigating fatal shootings by sheriff’s deputies.The board also vowed to move forward with a long-awaited probation oversight commission.Supervisor Hilda Solis submitted a motion asking the sheriff to release evidence pertaining to deputy-involved shootings as quickly as possible and to give the Office of Inspector General immediate access to all related records.“L.A. County has been facing an epidemic for years: systemic violence, brutality, and racism at the hands of law enforcement agencies. We have seen too many loved ones from our communities of color killed by law enforcement and have witnessed these very same agencies subsequently conduct their own investigations into these matters,” Solis said. “Recent civil unrest both nationally and locally underscore the public’s deep-seated distrust in law enforcement agencies. This distrust is exacerbated by the lack of transparency in how these agencies conduct their investigations into these cases.”The motion, approved by the board, also asks the sheriff to provide written justification when video evidence is not released or autopsy results are placed on a security hold, as well as to “repurpose” the Sheriff’s Information Bureau to comply with laws on transparency.Supervisor Kathryn Barger expressed her own frustration.“As someone who truly does believe in public safety, I think it’s more important now than ever to have that transparency front and center,” Barger said. “It’s unfortunate that we have to continue to request that this OIG be allowed to oversee the very department the office was created to monitor. And by the way, that predates the sheriff that is in that office now, this is something that dates back to … Sheriff Baca and also under Sheriff McDonnell. We’ve had several deputy-involved shootings recently with absolutely no transparency to the public.”The motion cites penal code section 832.7 as authority for these requirements, but given the sheriff’s willingness to ignore subpoenas issued by the Civilian Oversight Commission and requests for information by the inspector general, it is not entirely clear how the board will enforce compliance.Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas emphasized that the board wasn’t asking for a rush to judgment on deputy-involved shootings, but that a second, independent investigation by an entity other than the Sheriff’s Department was essential to public confidence in the results of any inquiry.“Anything that seeks to remove the option for independent investigation reeks of, implies, cover-up,” Ridley-Thomas. “That’s the very thing that we are seeking to avoid … we have to continue to press this case. This sheriff has to abide by the law.”In his comments to the board, the sheriff seemed to reject the independence of Inspector General Max Huntsman and also suggested that the board itself be subject to oversight.“I support the notion of oversight in its entirety, however, it has to be independent oversight and the efforts from the Board of Supervisors fall far short of independence,” Villanueva said. “I would support an inspector general who was voted on by the public at large, so he’s not beholden to your political interests.”The sheriff said he sent a letter Monday to Supervisor Kathryn Barger, who chairs the board, citing multiple requests for redaction software and additional personnel to manage requests for documents. Villanueva read more