FTSE 100 stock watch: will the Rolls-Royce share price recover?

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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. FTSE 100 stock watch: will the Rolls-Royce share price recover? FTSE 100 aerospace company Rolls-Royce Holdings (LSE:RR) experienced a £4bn loss in 2020. But reassuringly it has told the BBC “the worst is behind us“. So, does that mean it’s onwards and upwards for the Rolls-Royce share price?The £4bn loss is a particularly hefty kick in the teeth after posting a £583m profit the year before. But considering the impact of the Covid crisis on the business, I’m surprised the Rolls-Royce share price hasn’t suffered more. It’s down 38% in a year, but up 25% in a month. Loyal shareholders seem to keep the long term in mind, although the price is subject to considerable volatility.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…Rolls-Royce revenue risksUnfortunately, Rolls-Royce has never faced such revenue risks as the pandemic has brought to its door. It’s already laid off 7,000 employees and could cut another 2,000 in the coming months. Plus it expects a further £2bn cash burn in restructuring costs.The main risk to its income is air travel. It profits from servicing aircraft engines, unfortunately the pandemic stopped flying activity and slashed revenues.Rolls-Royce has already issued shares to raise additional cash and plans to dispose of assets too. However, Norway recently postponed the €150m sale of its Norwegian division on security grounds.Its defence operations enjoyed an 8% rise in 2020 profits, but sadly accounted for under 30% of the group’s total revenue. So that gain didn’t do much to make up for the extensive losses in its civil aerospace arm.But with vaccine uptake throughout the world, the signs of air travel recovery are getting stronger. Yet that’s still dependent on international agreements, passenger testing, and vaccine success. There’s also the worry that new virus variants could upend the vaccine success story.Long-term outlookThe UK economy shrank less than expected in January, which is a reassuring sign. And PwC says 2021 will be a year of business reinvention. That’s something Rolls-Royce must do if it’s to have a long-term chance of survival. It’s certainly a focus for the group and it recently signed a deal with Scandinavian airline Wideroe, for a new electric aircraft to fly regional routes.As well as maintaining its existing customer base, it needs to spend on greener forms of propulsion, including batteries and hydrogen. That won’t come cheap.Rolls-Royce is a prestigious company with an impressive legacy and a lot to like. I’ll be surprised if it goes out of business, but I think the next few years will be tough.Is Rolls-Royce paying a dividend?Rolls-Royce isn’t paying a dividend and given the circumstances it finds itself in, I think that’s wise. The company used to pay a dividend, and I’m sure that will resume once it’s back in a position of strength. But that could be several years from now.It has £9bn of liquidity at its disposal, which should last two years. If it can weather the storm, it should emerge a much stronger, streamlined company, with a higher share price. But I think it will take years to achieve and it’s certainly a risky investment today.The company only makes significant income if planes are flying. This is expected to increase this year, but if it makes half what it did pre-pandemic, that will be impressive.Personally though, I won’t be adding Rolls-Royce shares to my Stocks and Shares ISA today. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Kirsteen Mackay | Saturday, 13th March, 2021 | More on: RR 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. 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Meghan chats to the Wallabies about their Semi Final loss

first_imgWednesday Oct 19, 2011 Meghan chats to the Wallabies about their Semi Final loss The Crowd Goes Wild’s Meghan Mutrie attended a Wallaby press conference in a bikini, as you do.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error RWC Extra Related Articles 502 WEEKS AGO Alesana Tuilagi smashes a reporter 502 WEEKS AGO All Blacks victory parade in Auckland with… 502 WEEKS AGO IRB Awards 2011 Highlights From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living90% of People Have No Idea What These Two Little Holes Are ForNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Scottish Statutory Special Interest Group meet for first time

first_img The new Scottish Statutory Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Institute of Fundraising will hold its inaugural meeting on 17 November.The first meeting of the scottish Statutory SIG will feature Geoff Pope from the Scottish Executive Voluntary Issues Unit talking about Futurebuilders Scotland. This is a new £18 million fund to support the social economy to provide better public services.The meeting will also include discussion on the future development of the group, and the appointment of members to the committee. Advertisement Scottish Statutory Special Interest Group meet for first time The meeting will take place on 17 November 2004 at 10.30 at RNIB Scotland, Dunedin House, EdinburghTo join the group and come along to the next meeting you should complete a membership form and forward it to Sue Hardie at RNIB Scotland. Howard Lake | 3 November 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today 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.last_img read more

Government’s Budget offers little to charities

first_img Howard Lake | 21 March 2012 | News Government’s Budget offers little to charities Tagged with: Blackbaud Finance Gift Aid Institute of Fundraising Law / policy legacies NCVO 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.center_img The Chancellor’s Budget announcements today have been described as “disappointing” and “not a charitable Budget” by sector organisations and representatives. Its provisions for tax relief could even “strangle” major gifts.Major giftsLimit on tax reliefs for high earnersCharities Aid Foundation (CAF) has warned that changes to tax relief announced by the Chancellor could result in lower tax relief on donations of more than £200,000. CAF raised its concerns that this could reduce the amount donated to charity “by millions of pounds each year”.CAF Chief Executive John Low said: “Government can’t have a philanthropy agenda on the one hand and then introduce measures like this on the other. This change seems to run counter to the very idea of Big Society…“Tax relief on major donations is not tax avoidance. It is supporting major donations by people who in some cases are donating the proceeds of a lifetime’s work to charity.”The BBC explained that “a donation of £2 million to a charity would only be tax efficient if the donor had an annual income of £8m or more”.CAF called for urgent talks with the Treasury to ensure these changes did not affect major gifts in this way.Stuart Etherington, CEO of NCVO, shared this concern. He said: “The cap on income tax relief for donations really sets alarm bells ringing, as it could impact negatively on income from donations. Eight per cent of donors give almost half of the amount that is given to charities every year, so this measure could have very serious consequences.”Just heard of a donor who’s decided not to put £5m into their foundation after today’s Budget. Nice one George. #philanthropy #volsecbudget Advertisement — Beth Breeze (@UKCPhilanthropy) March 21, 2012Boosting givingNo overhaul to tax effective giving methodsThe Institute of Fundraising said that the Budget had “failed to deliver the action needed to boost giving and risks leaving charities counting the cost”. The failure of the Government to simplify Gift Aid or Payroll Giving procedures or to invest more in fundraising training meant that it was “not making it easier for charities to deliver the vital services that so many people depend upon,” said Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising.“We believe the Chancellor should have used the Budget to create an environment where charities can generate the extra funds they need.”Gift AidGovernment to work with the charity sector to simplify the administration of Gift Aid in the context of charity shops.Self Assessment Donate for tax returns will be withdrawn from April 2012.Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme maximum of £5,000 retained but qualifying donations increased to £20Despite many meetings and much public discussion, there was minimal change to the Gift Aid system.As announced in the 2011 Budget, from April 2012 the Government will withdraw Self Assessment Donate for tax returns for 2011–12 onwards. This offered tax payers the opportunity to make tax-efficient donations of any tax owing to them.Also as announced in 2011, the Government will introduce a new Gift Aid small donations scheme from April 2013 to enable charities to claim a Gift Aid style top-up payment on up to £5,000 of small donations, without the need to collect Gift Aid declarations. Under the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme charities will be able to claim the new payment on donations of £20 or less, up from the original £10 or less.The Government has said that it will work with the charity sector to simplify the administration of Gift Aid in the context of charity shops.As announced in the 2011 Budget, from April 2012 where taxpayers donate a pre-eminent object or collection of objects to the nation and that object is accepted, the taxpayer will receive a reduction in their tax liability based on a set percentage of the value of the object they are donating. For individuals the tax reduction will be 30% and for companies 20%.Chas Roy-Chowdhury, Head of Taxation at ACCA, said: “There are no surprises for ACCA when it comes to today’s Budget and Gift Aid or charitable giving – much of what has been planned was announced in last year’s Budget.“Simplifying the system is a must, as this will encourage people to donate and gift. But it’s shame we have to wait until April 2013 for the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme. This was announced at Budget 2011, with the Government stating that it will introduce a new Gift Aid small donations scheme from April 2013 to enable charities to claim a Gift Aid style top-up payment on up to £5,000 of small donations, without the need to collect Gift Aid declarations. Charities will be able to claim the new payment on donations of £20 or less. But this is still a year away.”Inheritance tax threshold rateThe Chancellor confirmed the new IHT rate for deaths on or after 6 April 2012 where 10% or more of a deceased person’s net estate is left to charity.Overseas aidThe Chancellor confirmed the government’s continued commitment to meet its schedule of investing 0.7% of national income in aid in 2013.Development charity Sightsavers welcomed the commitment. Dominic Haslam, Director of Policy and Strategic Programme Support at the charity, said: “The UK government’s continued commitment to spending 0.7% GNI on aid will have a huge positive impact on the welfare of the world’s most vulnerable people, including those with disabilities. We know that aid can set these people and their families on the path to a brighter, more self-sufficient future as well as alleviating suffering in the short-term where needed.”Sightsavers has a three-year Programme Partnership Arrangement with the Department for International Development (DFID).CommentWatson Phillips NormanGail Cookson, Strategy partner at response and DM agency Watson Phillips Norman, said:“The real challenge in any downturn is to regular giving since its harder to commit if you’re unsure of your personal circumstances. This downturn has been no different, and as our work with charities has shown, regular giving continues to be a tough ask. However the Institute of Fundraising also reports that two thirds of people give because they are asked to, whether that is via charity personnel on the street, through their letterboxes via direct mail or in their living rooms through DRTV. This is even more pertinent given that Osborne’s changes only affect wealthier, and therefore minority numbers of donors.“The message is clear: if you don’t ask, you won’t get. if you’re asking now, make it a tangible ask, so the public can see exactly what difference their hard-earned pounds are making.”ConvioConvio, which supplies fundraising software to the third sector and works with charities such as Cancer Research UK, UNICEF UK and The Salvation Army, believes the 2012 budget could been much more supportive to charities.“George Osborne said it was a ‘reforming budget’ whilst the opposition said it was a ‘millionaires’ budget’ – it certainly was not a ‘charitable’ budget’,” said Martin Campbell, UK MD, Convio. “Gift Aid relief is so important for charities and whilst we welcome the doubling of the maximum donation amount for which they no longer have to get signed gift aid declarations, this could easily have been greater. The overall amount charities can claim for stays the same at £5,000 so there is little tangible difference.”“When you factor in the capping of tax relief to prevent the rich reducing their tax liabilities, which even the government has admitted may impact on charitable donations, then it is clear that helping charities was not top of the agenda for this budget.”DMSNick Pride, Managing Director at Cheltenham-based direct marketing agency DMS, said:“At a time when budget cuts and economic constraints are putting ever greater burdens on the third sector, and when the sector itself is having to cut services and staff, it is hugely disappointing to hear not one single mention of the sector in the budget speech, and to find ‘charities’ mentioned in just two sections of the budget document.There was such hope that Gift Aid would be simplified, maybe even strengthened, as a way of supporting the additional burdens that charities will inevitably be shouldering. The outcome is very disappointing. There are just a few small changes which will help small charities, but nothing remotely to respond to the lobbying and hope of the third sector in recent months.Whilst the headlines in the speech talk about a simplification of pensions, and a suggestion that pensioners will be better off, there is a key piece of detail that could hit our core donors very hard. There will be a freeze on age-related tax allowances that will effectively reduce the income of many pensioners in the coming years. Amongst a constituency that we already know is hard-pressed, having to cut back on expenditure, and reducing their donations to charities, this is really bad news, and it will hit fundraisers hard.SCVOThe Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations said that there was nothing in the Budget that addressed “the real problems facing people today”.Martin Sime, Chief Executive of SCVO, said: “The UK Government is investing to give tax benefits to the rich when it should be investing in other priorities such as tackling youth unemployment that could help to boost the economy and make a real difference to people.”NCVONCVO summarised the Budget. “In some respects, this budget has surprisingly little to say and does not go far enough to support charities as they face a triple whammy of rising costs, falling income and increased demand”, it said.Scott-MoncrieffMorag Watson, Tax Director, at charity specialist accountants Scott-Moncrieff who have offices on Edinburgh and Glasgow:“George Osborne had little to say on the subject of charities in this year’s Budget. The measures focus on Community Amateur Sports Clubs.“Until now, HM Revenue & Customs has continued to register Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) and allow Gift Aid repayments on a concessionary basis. Legislation is currently in place which provides a specific exemption for CASCs from corporation tax on interest income and Gif Aid income. However as CASCs are not treated as “charitable companies” for the purposes of the Gift Aid legislation, there is no statutory basis for them to claim repayments of income tax under Gift Aid. Changes will be made which will apply retrospectively from 1 April 2010 for Gift Aid and from 6 April 2010 in respect of Gift Aid claims. This will ensure that CASCs will not need to amend their constitution in order to remain registered as a CASC and they will have a statutory right to make a claim to a repayment of tax under Gift Aid.“In addition, the practice of making “in-year” claims for repayment of tax on Gift Aid donations has now been put on a statutory footing. HM Revenue & Customs has made certain repayments of Gift Aid to charitable companies and CASCs where a claim is made outside a tax return. Strictly, these claims should be made in a tax return and this measure will simply legislate an existing extra-statutory concession. This measure will apply for claims made on or after 6 April 2012. ”Other resourcesNCVO’s Budget Report cardDiscussion on Twitter via #volsecbudget on the impact of the Budget on the voluntary sector.Discussion about the Budget in New Philanthropy Capital’s LinkedIn group.Giving: the cold shoulder? – a CAF blog  52 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

Eyewitness Durham: Felony charges dropped against freedom fighters!

first_imgDurham anti-racist activists outside county courthouse on Jan. 11.The following is an eyewitness account of the Jan. 11 court hearing for eight activists who tore down a Confederate statue in Durham, N.C., on Aug. 14, 2017. On Jan. 13, WWP comrades along with community members will hold a People’s Tribunal, putting on trial those who enforce racist injustice. For more, see workers.org/2018/01/08/durham-hosts-peoples-tribunal. There was a good show of support at the Durham County Courthouse today. About 40 to 50 people were here inside the courtroom to #DefendDurham, including the eight defendants. I thank you all for your continued support and for helping to defend against white supremacy.The mood in the court is set up to be depressive and pensive because of the oppressive way that the courtroom is designed to make you feel: as if you are lower than the lowest of lows in life. You already know the makeup of the courtroom: 90 to 96 percent of the courtroom attendees are Black and Brown people. The other 4 to 10 percent are white people, and most of those folks work for the court in some capacity.The proceedings are an assault on one’s intelligence. The formalities, such as the court roll calling the names of the defendants, is done in such a way that it seems like a cattle call or a modern-day slave auction.The lovely thing about today was that when each of our comrades was called during the roll call, many people in the courtroom yelled out, “Witness!” The court didn’t seem to revel in my joy over this.As each of our defendants were called up, an assistant district attorney requested a new court date, which was set for Feb. 19. The attorney for the defendants, Scott Holmes, told Judge Fred S. Battaglia that there was “no objection” from the freedom fighters for a trial on that date.When we got up to leave in unison, it was a great show of support, and definitely made an impression on the court. My heart is so full.The felony charges were dropped. The misdemeanor charges are now as follows: Defacing a public building or monument, Class 3; conspiracy to deface a public building or monument, Class 2; injury to real property, Class 1. Each of these charges carries no potential jail time, depending on prior convictions.The state has their witnesses, and so do we. We are the people, and the people said loudly, bravely and ferociously that we stand up to white supremacy at any cost, because the payoff is a world with one less symbolic statue to racism. The government, in fact, owes the eight defendants about $536,000 for their swift removal of the statue.We look forward to the trial. If you would like to see what actions of solidarity you can perform in the meantime, please visit doitlikedurham.org.Thompson is a Workers World Party candidate and the mother of Takiyah Thompson, one of the arrestees.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Diversity, equity and inclusion not taking a break

first_imgReddIt Previous articleTCU dean of admission promotes diversity, equity and inclusionNext articleThe dual admission process for dance majors Taylor Brumbaugh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Taylor Brumbaugh + posts Taylor Brumbaugh is a journalism major and business minor from Bedford, Texas. She enjoys online shopping and watching Brooklyn 99 in her free time. Her puppy, a labradoodle named DIxie, is her world. Go Cowboys! Twitter Taylor Brumbaughhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-brumbaugh/ Taylor Brumbaughhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-brumbaugh/ Book authored by youngest Global Innovator Taylor Brumbaughhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-brumbaugh/ Twitter Linkedincenter_img Facebook Taylor Brumbaughhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-brumbaugh/ IT plans to upgrade TCU’s telephone system ReddIt printEven though it’s summer break, TCU’s faculty and staff are not taking any time off as they’re working to brainstorm ideas concerning campus diversity, equity, and inclusion. Many departments will be working together to put on the Think-A-Thon, an event designed to create a platform where all faculty and staff can gather to produce ideas about incorporating DEI on TCU’s campus. The Think-A-Thon is scheduled for Aug. 16. The School of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Koehler Center, Human Resources and the Office of Inclusion are sponsoring the event. Dr. Nada Elias-Lambert is the 2019-20 Diversity Administrative Fellow, a new position in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and the 2019-20 Inclusive Teaching Coordinator with the Koeler Center.   “By seeing all these different units sponsor this event, my hope is that everyone feels welcome to be there,” said Dr. Nada Elias-Lambert of the Harris College of Nursing, who is organizing the Think-A-Thon.Elias-Lambert holds the title of Diversity Administrative Fellow in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Koehler Center, making her uniquely qualified to organize the event. “There are a lot of people doing work for DEI on commities and in the classroom; but, I think that there is a group of faculty and staff that have ideas, but they haven’t had a place to insert those ideas yet,” said Dr. Elias-Lambert. “I am hoping that because the Think-A-Thon is an invitation to all faculty and staff, that some people who haven’t necessarily been able to share their ideas, can now find the space and the opportunity to do that.” Think-A-Thon was inspired by observing Dr. Sheri Parks, the vice president of Strategic initiatives at the Maryland Institute College of Art’s. Dr. Parks initiated and directed the annual Baltimore Think-A-Thon. Since Dr. Francyne Huckaby, the associate dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, attended Dr. Parks’ latest Think-A-Thon, she has applied the strategies and techniques she learned at the event to TCU’s campus.  Elias-Lambert hopes Park’s Think-A-Thon structure and philosophy will result in constructive ideas at TCU that can be carried out, in a timely manner.“My hope is that what comes out of the Think-A-Thon are actionable items that we can spend the next academic year trying to implement,” Elias-Lambert said. Elias-Lambert said she believes faculty and staff will begin to decide when students will be included in the DEI conversation after the Think-A-Thon.   The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 351 of Rees-Jones Hall. Because the Think-A-Thon is a day-long event, plenty of snacks will be provided.   Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 TCU forms student coalition about sexual violence From chill pills to study pills World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebooklast_img read more

Iranian press in mourning after Tehran plane crash

first_img March 18, 2021 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders voiced deep regret at the death of 84 Iranian journalists and media technicians, above all public television employees, when a Hercules C-130 military transport plane crashed into an apartment building in a southern district of Tehran today. “We would like to express out condolences to the families of the victims of this terrible accident,” the press freedom organisation said. “Our thoughts also reach out to the Iranian news media that have been hit very hard by this catastrophe.”Reporters Without Borders added: “At the same time, we deplore the fact that journalists on the scene mourning their lost friends were hit by anti-riot police.”The journalists aboard the aircraft were being taken to cover a large-scale military exercise in the south of the country. At least 116 people were killed when the plane crashed after one of its engines failed. News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders voiced deep regret at the death of 84 Iranian journalists and media technicians, above all public television employees, when a Hercules C-130 military transport plane crashed into an apartment building in a southern district of Tehran today. IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists December 6, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Iranian press in mourning after Tehran plane crash RSF_en Organisation Follow the news on Iran News News Receive email alerts News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 9, 2021 Find out more After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists IranMiddle East – North Africa February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s “Stradosphere: A Strad-Studded Gala Evening” Raises $535,000 for Ensemble

first_img 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 Top of the News More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Community News The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) transformed the Southland into “Strad Central” with its unprecedented STRAD FEST LA featuring eight of the world’s most exquisite and rare Stradivarius violins brought together for the first time in history and played by renowned violinists in a series of four sold-out events from March 26-29, 2014. The festival was capped by Stradosphere: A Strad-Studded Gala fundraiser co-chaired by Pat and Sandy Gage at the California Club in downtown LA at which the Orchestra, rather than honoring a celebrated artist or philanthropist, instead feted the eight 300-year-old violins considered among luthier Antonio Stradivari’s most divine hand-crafted creations. The March 29 gala at the California Club raised $535,000 to benefit LACO’s concert series, radio broadcasts and community engagement programs. LACO, considered one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras, is a leader in presenting wide-ranging repertoire, adventurous commissions and stand-out events like Strad Fest LA.“We may never see a gathering of Stradivarius violins like this again in our lifetime,” said LACO Executive Director Rachel Fine.In addition to the gala, Strad Fest LA included a scholarly evening at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, and concerts at Zipper Hall in downtown LA and The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.The featured violin/violist pairings included LACO Concertmaster Margaret Batjer on the 1716 “Milstein” Strad, Martin Chalifour on the 1711 “Kreisler” Strad, Chee-Yun on the 1714 “Leonora Jackson” Strad, Cho-Liang Lin on the 1715 “Titian” Strad, Elizabeth Pitcairn on the 1720 “Red Mendelssohn” Strad, Philippe Quint on the 1708 “Ruby” Strad, Xiang Yu on the 1666 “Serdet” Strad, and 12-year-old prodigy Ray Ushikubo on the c. 1720 “Beechback” Strad. The 1666 “Serdet” Strad is the earliest known of the Stradivarius violins, and the seven others are all from Stradivari’s Golden Period during the late 1600’s and early 1700s. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Biggest Signs You Want To Be With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Benefits Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s “Stradosphere: A Strad-Studded Gala Evening” Raises $535,000 for Ensemble STAFF REPORTS | Photography by LEE SALEM PHOTOGRAPHY Published on Monday, April 7, 2014 | 3:29 pm 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. 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

California border hospitals see rise in COVID-19 cases coming from Mexico

first_imgABC News(LOS ANGELES) — BY: ALEX STONEWhile much of the country is seeing less and less COVID-19 cases, the border region of California is still busy dealing with sick patients.Health officials along the Mexican border told ABC News that ICUs are full and have limited supplies of medicine because of infected people who are entering the U.S., legally, from Mexico.Tijuana is one of the cities that has been hit the hardest by the novel coronavirus pandemic in Mexico. Despite social distancing measures, cases in Tijuana are still believed to be surging.“This is not an immigration problem at all, to us,” Scripps Health CEO Chris Van Gorder told ABC News. “We think it’s American citizens that are coming up, or dual citizens, or those that are authorized to enter the United States because they work in San Diego.”Ambulances often drive patients directly from the border to hospitals in the region.Although border traffic has been reduced during the outbreak, those who are U.S. citizens and those who cross the border legally for work are still allowed to do so.Scripps Health has five hospital campuses in the San Diego area. ICUs at its hospitals closest to the border are full and transferring patients to less impacted hospitals in northern sections of San Diego County.Scripps reported it is stable with personal protective equipment, or PPE, right now, but will need more in the near future. San Diego area hospitals are asking the federal government to prioritize the area, in regard to PPE and medicine to treat COVID-19 patients arriving from Mexico.“Not only do we see a continual rise in our cases, but we have potential surge risk from Mexico and even Imperial County,” Van Gorder said.He and other hospital leaders sent a letter to United States Department of Homeland Security asking that people crossing the border undergo health checks and be told to stay in Mexico if they are sick. Currently, there are no such checks, and even if a person is sick, her or she is allowed to cross if he or she meets the legal criteria.“Chula Vista is full. Mercy San Diego is full in our negative pressure isolation rooms,” Van Gorder said, explaining that there seems to be no end in sight for California border hospitals amid the pandemic.Because of the surge in patients, San Diego and Tijuana leaders are forming a cross border working group to monitor COVID-19 cases. The two mayors say this will allow them to track cases as a region, rather than two as cities in two separate countries. San Diego is also working to assist Tijuana in getting personal protective gear and ventilators.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Studies of substorm on March 12, 1991: 2. Auroral electrons. Acceleration, injection, and dynamics

first_imgIn the first part of this study of the substorm of March 12, 1991, the space-time structure of substrorm disturbance and dynamics of auroral ions were considered. This second part presents an analysis of measurements of auroral electrons onboard the CRRES satellite. It is demonstrated that enhancements of the electron flux (injections) during large-scale and local dipolarizations of the magnetic field are determined by a combination of field-aligned, induction, and betatron mechanisms of acceleration with an effect of displacement of the drift shells of particles. The relative contributions of these mechanisms in relation to the energy of auroral electrons are determined.last_img