The stock market crash makes these FTSE 250 shares look cheap to me

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. The stock market crash makes these FTSE 250 shares look cheap to me The stock market crash saw the FTSE 250 fall more than 40% from its year-to-date high to a low of under 13,000 in March. Whilst we’ve seen a partial recovery since then to just over 17,000 currently, some companies remain stubbornly low.Profiting from the stock market crashIbstock (LSE: IBST) is the UK’s leading brickmaker. As such, it is intrinsically linked to the housing market. So it will come as no surprise that when the builders stop making houses, profits will take a hit. Ibstock announced last month that revenues in April and May declined by 75% following March’s stock market crash.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As a result, management turned to cutting costs – with the top brass taking a 20% salary cut – and they announced in June that around 15% of its workforce could be axed as sales volumes slipped.The dividend was cancelled to preserve cash, but should it be reinstated at the same level then we are looking at a yield of 5.5%.However, I see these issues as temporary setbacks. The long-term fundamentals remain unchanged at this FTSE 250 company. A new brick factory is in the works to increase production levels and the acquisition of concrete maker Langley in 2019 will add to its sales.The stock market crash has Ibstock trading 40% below its year high. We have a chronic shortage of housing in the UK and the Government has promised to build 300,000 new homes each year. As the biggest brickmaker in the UK, I would expect Ibstock to profit from this need. I think we are looking at a bargain buy here.You can clean up with this FTSE 250 bargainWaste management company Biffa (LSE: BIFF) continued to operate during the shutdown as a recognised key sector. Therefore, it might be a surprise to see the share price off a third from its year high.But Biffa has not managed to avoid this stock market crash. The dividend was cancelled in March, and Biffa has said it will be ‘restricted’ until at least 2022.Despite a strong performance in its recycling business, the company warned of ‘very significant’ reduction in demand for Industrial and Commercial (I&C) collections. In June, the FTSE 250 company said that revenues in I&C are still 40% below pre-coronavirus levels and may not recover to pre-2020 revenue levels until well into 2022.Biffa also raised £100m in an equity placing at 200p to help see it through the pandemic and to take advantage of any potential acquisitions that may arise.I do think Biffa will survive this stock market crash and revenues will eventually return to pre-crisis levels. But I think there are better FTSE 250 recovery stocks out there to invest in right now, with Ibstock being one of them. Enter Your Email Address David Barnes owns shares in Ibstock. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Ibstock. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. David Barnes | Monday, 6th July, 2020 | More on: BIFF IBST I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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America’s Pastor Billy Graham dies at age 99

first_img Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom 1 COMMENT Mama Mia UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 February 21, 2018 at 10:18 am You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSBilly Graham Previous articleApopka Police Department Arrest ReportNext articleLeroy Bell rings an audacious tone in his quest for City Council seat Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Billy Graham was a native Tar Heel like myself. Growing up in that part of the country, he was a fixture always present in our area, and well known by most. I always respected him so very much for being a true man of God, not so much respect however, for some of the other famous preachers. May he rest in peace. When President Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky came to light, Graham called for forgiveness. Clinton told Peter Boyer of The New Yorker, “He took sin seriously. But he took redemption seriously. And it was incredibly powerful the way he did it.”Former president George W. Bush has said it was a conversation with Graham that turned him from his drinking ways when he was young.“I’ve never called him on a specific issue but his influence is bigger than a specific issue, as far as I’m concerned. He warms your soul,” Bush told an ABC 20/20 special on the preacher and politics. From USA TodayThe world’s best-known evangelist, the Rev. Billy Graham, has died. He was 99.Billy GrahamFrom the gangly 16-year-old baseball-loving teen who found Christ at a tent revival, Graham went on to become an international media darling, a preacher to a dozen presidents and the voice of solace in times of national heartbreak. He was America’s pastor.Graham retired to his mountain home at Montreat, N.C., in 2005 after nearly six decades on the road calling people to Christ at 417 all-out preaching and musical events from Miami to Moscow. His final New York City crusade in 2005 was sponsored by 1,400 regional churches from 82 denominations.Presidents called on Graham in their dark hours, and uncounted millions say he showed them the light. He took his Bible to the ends of the Earth in preaching tours he called “crusades.” Even now, anywhere a satellite, radio, TV, video or podcast can reach, his sonorous voice is probably still calling someone to Christ.“He was so real, he made Christianity come true,” observed Susan Harding, an anthropologist at the University of California-Santa Cruz. “He was homespun, historical and newsworthy all at once. He could span the times from Christ to today, from the globe to you, all in one sentence.”Billy Graham delivers a sermon at age 27. (Photo: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) Grant Wacker, a Duke University professor of Christian history, says Graham represented, “what most decent churchgoing people thought and ought to think.”He never built a megachurch, set up a relief agency, launched a political lobby or ran for office. Yet he redefined American Protestant life by popularizing Christianity’s core message — Christ died for your sins — downplaying denominational details and proclaiming the joys found in faith.Graham was, however, drawn to power. Eventually, he met, prayed with, comforted and joked with 12 U.S. presidents, and Graham learned to walk a tightrope.He found a fine balance that allowed him to become America’s pastor, Democrat or Republican. North or South.President Obama meets with Rev. Billy Graham at the evangelist’s home along with Graham’s son and successor Rev. Franklin Graham, right. (Photo: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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2013 AIA Housing Awards Announced

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/374790/2013-aia-housing-awards-announced Clipboard Save this picture!House in the Mountains; Colorado / GLUCK+ © Steve MundingerWritten by Karissa RosenfieldMay 17, 2013 Share CopyAbout this authorKarissa RosenfieldAuthorFollow#TagsNewsArchitecture NewsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousingAIAHousing AwardsAwardsResidentialHousingCite: Karissa Rosenfield. “2013 AIA Housing Awards Announced ” 17 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/374790/2013-aia-housing-awards-announced Clipboard Architecture News “COPY” 2013 AIA Housing Awards AnnouncedSave this articleSave2013 AIA Housing Awards Announced 2013 AIA Housing Awards Announced CopyThe American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the six recipients of the 2013 Housing Awards. The AIA’s Housing Awards Program, now in its 13th year, was established to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource. All the winners, after the break.One/Two Family Custom Housing:The One and Two Family Custom Residences award recognizes outstanding designs for custom and remodeled homes for specific client(s).Eagle Ridge; Eastsound, Washington / Gary Gladwish ArchitectureSave this picture!Eagle Ridge; Eastsound, Washington / Gary Gladwish Architecture © Will AustinThis project consists of a combined kitchen-dining-living area, study, master suite, art studio, and storage area, with the flexibility to add bedrooms or an apartment. To meet the client’s requirement that the house be highly efficient, it is constructed of structural insulated panels (SIPS). This method allows for a faster construction time, less waste generation, tighter construction, and better insulation. All the windows and doors are designed to surpass energy code requirements, and all of the lighting is either LED or compact fluorescent to reduce energy consumption. The siting and design of the house maximize passive solar benefits to reduce the energy load.Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House; San Francisco / Bohlin Cywinski JacksonSave this picture!Halls Ridge Knoll Guest House; San Francisco / Bohlin Cywinski Jackson © Nic LehouxThe building is carefully detailed in stone, timber, and glass to respond to the site’s rolling topography, a forest of ancient live oaks and manzanita, and panoramic views of the San Clemente Mountains and Los Padres National Forest beyond. A stone wall anchors the building to the sloping site and screens the house and pool. A simple timber-framed shed roof springs from the stone wall, supporting naturally weathered zinc roofing over cedar-clad volumes. Expansive windows provide natural lighting throughout the house, and a broad overhanging roof provides shade from the intense summer sun. Sliding doors and operable hopper windows throughout the house use the prevailing winds for natural ventilation, while also providing expansive views of the mountain range. House in the Mountains; Colorado / GLUCK+Save this picture!House in the Mountains; Colorado / GLUCK+ © Steve MundingerRoof planes appear as native mountain meadows, making the structure practically invisible from the road above. These green roofs not only provide a super-insulated envelope but also preserve and highlight the original view from the existing house. Continuous clerestory windows wrap around the interior, screening out the road and revealing a spectacular mountain panorama. This clerestory creates a completely daylit space, with lighting necessary only at night. Solar panels are incorporated in the building façade. A retaining wall, clad in Cor-ten steel and cement board, slices diagonally across the site, capturing one side of the solar courtyard and, on the other, forming a private sunken court adjacent to the main living area. Lake View Residence; Austin, Texas / Alterstudio Architecture LLPSave this picture!Lake View Residence; Austin, Texas / Alterstudio Architecture LLP © Patrick Wong, Casey DunnThe 5,900-square-foot house emphasizes views and a dynamic spatial sequence. A rich palette of materials on the interior, including mahogany cabinetry and longleaf pine floors, combines to create a warm environment. Oriented for optimal cross-ventilation and protection from the sun without eschewing the view westward, this project also features geothermal HVAC systems, a photovoltaic array, reflective TPO roofing, cellular foam insulation, tankless water heaters, and FSC-certified and reclaimed woods. The house also takes advantage of the tree canopy to provide additional shading, and carefully placed skylights bring diffused daylight to the interior and help reduce reliance on electric lighting.Multifamily Living:The Multifamily Housing award recognizes outstanding apartment and condominium design. Both high- and low-density projects for public and private clients were considered. In addition to architectural design features, the jury assessed the integration of the building(s) into their context, including open and recreational space, transportation options and features that contribute to livable communities.Via Verde – The Green Way; Bronx, New York / Dattner Architects and Grimshaw ArchitectsSave this picture!Via Verde – The Green Way; Bronx, New York / Dattner Architects and Grimshaw Architects David Sundberg/EstoThis mixed-use complex provides healthy, affordable urban living for low- and middle-income residents of the South Bronx. Built on a former brownfield site, the project comprises three building types: a 20-story tower, a 6- to 13-story midrise duplex apartment component, 2- to 4-story town houses, 222-unit complex includes. Large windows, typically on two exposures, allow cross-ventilation and provide abundant daylighting. The garden begins as a courtyard on grade and steps up through a series of south-facing roof terraces. The terraces, many of which are accessible to residents, feature a small apple orchard and plots for growing vegetables while also providing storm water control, enhanced insulation, and mitigation of the urban heat island effect. Rainwater is collected and recycled for irrigation. Specialized Housing:The Special Housing award recognizes outstanding design of housing that meets the unique needs of other specialized housing types such as single room occupancy residences (SROs), independent living for the disabled, residential rehabilitation programs, domestic violence shelters, and other special housing. West Campus Housing – Phase I; Seattle / Mahlum ArchitectsSave this picture!West Campus Housing – Phase I; Seattle / Mahlum Architects © Benjamin BenschneiderProviding housing for 1,650 students in five buildings this project is the first phase of a student housing expansion for the university. The project has created a new walkable, transit-oriented neighborhood. To ensure the project is woven into the fabric of the city, it includes a number of publicly accessible spaces, including a 116-seat restaurant, 7,000-square-foot grocery store, café, conference center, academic support center, health and wellness center, and two retail spaces. The exterior material palette was kept simple and economical: imperial-sized brick, white vinyl windows, wood, and weathering steel. Interior materials—mostly recycled, with no VOC content—were selected on the basis of reducing the energy required for shipping and manufacture.2013 Jury:  Kathleen Dorgan, AIA, Chair, Dorgan Architecture & Planning John Isch, AIA, RWA Architects, Inc. R. Thomas Jones, AIA, California Polytechnic State University Stephen Sharpe, Hon. AIA Charles L. Travis, AIA, The Housing Studio, P.A. See who was honored with the 2013 AIA/HUD Housing Awards here! 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Todo el mundo está mirando

first_img“Un ataque contra uno es un ataque contra todxs.” Este famoso lema laboral, popularizado por los Trabajadores Industriales del Mundo hace más de un siglo, es más significativo hoy que nunca. Pero tiene un doble significado para los trabajadores de Amazon, donde la tasa de lesiones en el lugar de trabajo es excepcionalmente alta debido al trabajo agotador y acelerado.Su dolor es sentido por “todxs”, como en el lema – la clase trabajadora y los oprimidos del mundo – que están observando con absorta atención la lucha por la representación sindical en Bessemer, Alabama.Los trabajadores del almacén, una gran mayoría de ellos de raza negra y casi la mitad mujeres, están votando por correo en una elección supervisada por la Junta Nacional de Relaciones Laborales que se llevará a cabo del 8 de febrero al 29 de marzo. El resultado, que podría conducir a la primera instalación sindicalizada de Amazon en los EE.UU., se anunciará después de todas las votaciones se cuenten.Cada trabajador con conciencia de clase está apoyando al sindicato: el Sindicato de Minoristas, Mayoristas y Grandes Tiendas. Los valientes trabajadores del sur profundo, que se enfrentan al odiado doble centibillonario Jeff Bezos, están luchando por todos nosotros. Los trabajadores negros de la planta avícola de Alabama, que están representados por RWDSU, han asumido una variedad de tareas de organización.Este es el trabajador organizado contra el capital en su expresión más cruda y verdadera.  ¡Estamos inspirados!Y con muy poca preparación avanzada, hubo más de 50 acciones el 20 de febrero, un día nacional de solidaridad convocado por la Asamblea de Trabajadores del Sur y respaldado por la Campaña Sindical de Apoyo a Alabama Amazon y otros. Estas acciones reunieron a un grupo diverso de fuerzas progresistas: líderes sindicales, activistas de Black Lives Matter, defensores de la vivienda, migrantes, socialistas jóvenes y veteranos, y trabajadores actuales y anteriores de Amazon, muchos de los cuales no tienen antecedentes de trabajar juntos. Un frío amargo —condiciones inusualmente frías en el sur— no podía enfriar la solidaridad.Desde el mensaje de video publicado en enero por la Asociación de Jugadores de la NFL hasta las cartas escritas a mano enviadas por los trabajadores encarcelados, las declaraciones de apoyo representan una muestra representativa de la clase trabajadora. La unidad de clase en torno a la lucha Bessemer debe expandirse, y lo hará, aún más entre ahora y el 29 de marzo.Esta histórica campaña sindical no se desarrolló en el vacío. El contexto para ello es el movimiento de masas que surgió el año pasado por la justicia económica y contra el racismo. Cuando la pandemia pasó factura, los trabajadores emprendieron cientos de acciones laborales exigiendo un lugar de trabajo seguro. El resurgimiento de Black Lives Matter en respuesta al linchamiento policial de George Floyd ha sido calificado como el mayor movimiento de derechos civiles en la historia de Estados Unidos.Bessemer es una continuación de esta tendencia radical.Los movimientos no son lineales; tienen su reflujo y su flujo. Pero la marea de hoy está subiendo y levantando todos los barcos. Cada trabajador debe tomar un remo y ayudar a remar esta lucha de clases esencial hacia la victoria.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Reuters Says WHO Glyphosate Report Full of Lies

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleCanada Will Not Place Further Restrictions on DicambaNext articlePurdue Narrows Provost Finialists NAFB News Service SHARE A new report by Reuters says the World Health Organization purposefully distorted its finding on glyphosate, resulting in the United Nations claiming the weed killer is a carcinogen. Reuters examined documents from the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s assessment of glyphosate, a report that has prompted international disputes and lawsuits. The examination found key sections of the report by the WHO underwent significant changes and deletions before the report was finalized and made public. Analysts say, “In one instance, a fresh statistical analysis was inserted – effectively reversing the original finding.” A draft of the report reviewed by Reuters in a comparison with the published report showed the removal of multiple scientists’ conclusions that their studies had found no link between glyphosate and cancer in laboratory animals. A Monsanto spokesperson, whose flagship product RoundUp uses glyphosate as a primary ingredient, told Reuters the changes to the draft shows how the WHO “manipulated and distorted scientific data.”Source: NAFB News Serivice Reuters Says WHO Glyphosate Report Full of Lies Home Indiana Agriculture News Reuters Says WHO Glyphosate Report Full of Lies By NAFB News Service – Oct 23, 2017 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Release of another blogger held in connection with 6 April protests

first_img Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution to go further Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff The creator of the “6 April” group on Facebook, blogger Esraa Abdel Fattah Ahmed, was finally released yesterday although the prosecutor general had ordered her release on 17 April. She had been held in Cairo’s Al Kanater prison since 7 April, one day after the 6 April food price protests in Cairo that she helped to publicise.“Her release is mainly due to media pressure and the appeal that her mother addressed to President Hosni Mubarak and Mubarak’s wife in the press,” a local source told Reporters Without Borders. The appeal “From the heart of Esraa’s mother to the heart of Mubarak, and to that of Suzanne and (interior minister) Habib al-Adli,” was published in the Egyptian press on 22 April.Two of the more than 20 people still being held in connection with the 6 April protests are bloggers. One is Kareem El Beheiri, a textile worker in Mahalla (north of Cairo) who writes about working conditions and human rights violations in his blog. The other is Ahmad Badawi, a critic of the government’s conservative policies (http://bad-way.blogspot.com/). The Egyptian blogosphere is planning another day of protest on 4 May, Mubarak’s 80th birthday, to call for their release.More information Organisation February 6, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Egypt EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts January 22, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Help by sharing this information News RSF_en April 24, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Release of another blogger held in connection with 6 April protests News February 1, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

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Abundant Life Covenant Bible Church: Couples Night Out

first_img Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Faith & Religion Events Abundant Life Covenant Bible Church: Couples Night Out By Pastor Camille Wooden Published on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 | 2:00 pm Business News Community News Make a commentcenter_img HerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Biggest Signs You Want To Be With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it On Saturday, July 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Abundant Life Covenant Bible Chuch will be hosting a Couples Night Out for all married and dating couples. The church will be discussing the topic “The Art of Communication”. It will be a fun-filled evening and dinner will be provided. The event is free but attendees need to sign up at the Media Table to confirm their attendance.Abundant Life Covenant Bible Church, 2033 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 789-7716 or visit www.abundantlifecbc.com. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Stephanie Spruill: Giving Back While Flying High

first_imgMusic Stephanie Spruill: Giving Back While Flying High By CAMERON TURNER Published on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 | 2:29 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe More Cool Stuff The first time she went into the studio to sing background with Tina Turner, Stephanie Spruill was eager to show how well she could mimic the legendary artist’s style. But after the first couple of takes, Tina stopped the session and gave Spruill a priceless piece of advice. “She said, ‘Stephanie, listen to me! I hired you because of your sound. I don’t want you to give me me, give me you!’” remembers Spruill.Those words from Tina Turner had a profound impact on Spruill and they helped propel her over decades of performing, recording, songwriting, producing and vocal arranging with superstars like Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Mariah Carey, Najee, Julio Iglesias, Tom Petty, Billy Idol and more.Over the years, Spruill has been credited on hundreds of gold and platinum records, she has contributed to numerous movies and has performed all over the world including appearances before royalty in England and Spain and three different U.S. Presidents.Today, the concept of staying true to one’s artistic vision is one of the key lessons that Spruill dispenses to the performers she mentors through her Altadena studio. As a vocal coach and artist development professional she enlightens singers (ranging from The Voice sensation Judith Hill to Romanian classical star Dan Balan) with her vast knowledge and insight, and she urges them to uncover their uniqueness. “Whether they are up-and-coming singers or established stars, I help my students to find their truth within their voice,” Spruill states. “I work deeper than just the voice, I go deep down into their spirits.”Spruill details her philosophy and strategy for success in her book 17 Points to Longevity In Show Business: Staying Focused On Your Vision. Although the book is aimed at entertainers, Spruill says the advice in 17 Points is applicable to anyone who is striving to achieve a goal. “Every business that people are in is show business because you have to show people what you have going on in order to generate business,” Spruill says. “My book outlines, step by step, how to develop your skills, promote your career and still take the time to develop your physical and spiritual well-being.”As she guides others toward professional and personal development, Stephanie Spruill continues to forge ahead on her own artistic journey. Her new, self-produced album, It’s A Jazz Day, features original songs, standards and cover tunes rendered with Spruill’s unique blend of cool elegance and fiery sass. Highlights of the ten song CD include “Nothing Lasts Forever” and “Sweet Control” (which Spruill wrote with Jeff Lorber and Diane Quander for Jon Lucien), the Thelonius Monk classic “‘Round About Midnight,” the Hollywood evergreen “As Time Goes By” (which Spruill sang as a duet with Julio Iglesias during five years of international touring) and a bilingual English/Spanish rendition of “Fever.”The album’s title track is a tribute to the legends of jazz originally written and recorded by Spruill’s longtime friend, Grammy nominee Brenda Russell. “‘It’s A Jazz Day’ is such an amazing song. It talks about the great musicians who’ve blessed us over the years. Celebrating that history and legacy is a joy as well as a responsibility,” Spruill explains.Honoring the history of music and the history of our nation is important to Stephanie Spruill. That’s why she was overcome emotionally while performing the Oscar-winning anthem “Glory” from the movie Selma during the recent Academy Awards. “Singing that song with John Legend and Common was very, very powerful,” recalls Spruill. “As I crossed that set of the Edmund Pettus Bridge I was just floating and felt as though I was standing on the shoulders of our forefathers. I felt blessed and highly favored to be a part of such an important moment in television history!”The history, present and future of music comes together on Stephanie Spruill’s exciting new album, It’s A Jazz Day and in her motivational book and DVD, 17 Points to Longevity In Show Business: Staying Focused On Your Vision. Both projects are available through her website, SpruillHouseMusic.com. But for the complete experience, do yourself a favor and check out her live show. Stephanie Spruill will showcase songs from It’s A Jazz Day this Friday, March 13 at the E Spot Lounge in Studio City (the club owned by percussionist/singer Sheila E). Call (818) 769-0905 for reservations or order online at www.vendini.com.For more information on Stephanie Spruill, visit http://spruillhousemusic.com. Contact [email protected] To book vocal coaching session phone (626) 797-2429. 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Rep. Chu Questions ICE Director Saldaña on Transparency and Immigration Enforcement

first_img Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Today, Sarah Saldaña, Director of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), testified before the House Judiciary Committee to answer oversight questions on immigration enforcement. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), a member of the committee, asked Director Saldana about the agency’s policies on questioning immigrants about their status during labor disputes and why changes to that policy have not been made public. Rep. Chu released the following statement:I’m very grateful for the opportunity to question Director Sarah Saldaña. For years, an important document called ‘Operating Instructions on Questioning Persons During Labor Disputes’ that details when a worker’s immigration status can be questioned, has been made available to the public so that advocates and immigrants can be as informed as possible. But earlier this year, ICE revised that document and did not release the changes. This lack of transparency is troubling and contrary to the Administration’s own goal of increasing transparency in all agencies. Immigrants deserve to know what they should expect when ICE agents arrive at a workplace, especially in the midst of a potential labor dispute. They also deserve to know that there will not be retaliation if they report workplace abuse or violations of workplace safety and basic worker rights. I appreciate that Director Saldaña said she would look into releasing the guidance and sitting down with immigration and labor advocates to discuss ICE’s policy in this area. I will continue to push for more communication between the agency and immigrants.”The official testimony of Director Saldana can be found here. Top of the News More Cool Stuffcenter_img Government Rep. Chu Questions ICE Director Saldaña on Transparency and Immigration Enforcement Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 1:50 pm Business News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Nearly All California Cities Failed to Hit Housing Goals

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Nearly All California Cities Failed to Hit Housing Goals Communities across the nation are struggling with housing shortages, with those problems amplified by home prices that continue to increase and a specific shortage of affordable housing keeping many potential homeowners stuck renting. California is certainly not immune to the problem, and has seen its own housing shortages exacerbated by factors such as last year’s widespread and damaging wildfires. But based on data recently released by the state, very few California municipalities are hitting state-mandated goals for expanding housing availability.According to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), only 13 cities (2.4 percent of the total) met their full goals last year. Or, put another way, 97.6 percent of cities did not meet their full goals. Those goals are mandated by California’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation and Housing Elements (RHNA) rules, which were implemented in 1969 and require “that all local governments (cities and counties) adequately plan to meet the housing needs of everyone in the community.” Moreover, 70 percent of California cities failed to meet their housing goals for any income level.One city that more than surpassed their state-mandated goals? Beverly Hills, which was required to build only three new homes, and instead built 84. As reported by the Bay City Beacon, “Senator Wiener argues that the flawed methodology in calculating RHNA goals is to blame for these baffling results. Cities self-report projected population growth based on recent trends, which predictably, results in lower housing production goals for cities that have seen more displacement of lower-income communities, or have generally resisted growth amid the rapid increase in jobs throughout the state. In general, if a city reports a population plateau, current RHNA methodology assumes little to no demand for new housing.”Last year, Wiener championed California Senate Bill 35, which the Beacon explains “provided ‘by-right’ permitting of qualifying housing developments in cities that fell short of their state-mandated Regional Housing Needs Allocation goals.” Now Wiener has introduced SB 828, which is designed to “reform the methodology” of how the RHNA goals are calculated, as well as increasing the penalties for failing to meet them.“California has a huge housing deficit due to years of under-production,” said Sen. Wiener in a statement, “and we need to dig out of that hole.”If the bill passes, RNHA housing goals would “roll over” from year to year, so any city that came up short would still be expected to make up the difference on top of the next year’s new goals. The bill also include provisions that factored in “residential displacement” caused by events such as foreclosures or evictions, and would require the housing goals to evolve based on the ratio between median home prices and median incomes, a provision designed to require cities to meet the needs of lower and middle-income residents. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Journal, News Affordable Housing California California Department of Housing and Community Development HOUSING housing shortages inventory shortages Regional Housing Needs Allocation and Housing Elements 2018-02-06 David Wharton Home / Daily Dose / Nearly All California Cities Failed to Hit Housing Goals Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago February 6, 2018 2,605 Views Previous: Could New Jersey Help Abate Puerto Rico’s Foreclosure Crisis? Next: Northsight Management Finalizes Merger with Truly Noble Services Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordable Housing California California Department of Housing and Community Development HOUSING housing shortages inventory shortages Regional Housing Needs Allocation and Housing Elements Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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