Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgBerger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Berger Paints Plc (BERGER.ng)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileBerger Paints Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing paint, surface coating and allied products for the residential, commercial, marine and industrial sectors. The company has an extensive product range which is divided into decorative/architectural finishes, industrial coatings, marine and protection coatings, automotive/vehicle finishes, and wood finishes and preservers. Berger Paints has a manufacturing plant and distribution centre in Lagos and over 25 distribution points in the major towns and cities in Nigeria. Berger Paints Colourworld is a retail outlet which offers a wide range of products and offers support with expertise and colour development software. Colourworld also offers an advanced automotive tinting system and colour software and carries a supply of paint tools and applications. In 2012, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc partnered with KCC Corporation, the largest heavy duty coating manufacturing company in South Korea. The partnership facilitates the supply quality, durable coatings for the marine and protective sectors. The company was established in 1959 by Lewis Berger, a German colour chemist who founded the Berger Paints’ dynasty in London in the late 1970s. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Berger Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgEcobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ecobank Ghana Limited (EBG.gh)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileEcobank Ghana Limited is a financial institution offering banking products and services for the consumer, commercial, corporate and investment sectors. The company provides banking solutions for government departments, financial institutions, multi-nationals, international organisations, small- and medium-sized enterprises and individuals. Ecobank Ghana Limited offers an extensive product offering; ranging from current and savings accounts to business accounts, term deposits, personal loans, mortgage loans, microfinance and business loans. Ecobank Ghana Limited also offers financial solutions for value-chain financing, short-term and mid-term finance and trade finance as well as investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, structure and project finance, capital market services, wealth and asset management, securities brokerage, custodial services and electronic banking services. Ecobank Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated. Its headquarters are in Acca, Ghana. Ecobank Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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New Zealand seal the series as Wales drop off in second half

first_imgSunday Jun 19, 2016 New Zealand seal the series as Wales drop off in second half New Zealand wrapped up the Wales series with another comfortable win, despite the visitors being in the game for roughly 50 minutes, after the scores were tied at 10-10 at the break. The All Black machine then kicked into gear, shooting out to 36-10 fifteen mintues later.Wales scored two consolation tries to take the score to 36-22, before the hosts came within inches of breaking forty points on full time, as center Ryan Crotty stepped out.New Zealand’s domination continues, despite the rebuilding phase as they deal with the loss of superstars Dan Carter, Richie McCaw, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu and Sonny Bill Williams. Not to mention Julian Savea, who was ‘rested’ due to poor form.The record over Wales now stretches to 28 games, but coach Steve Hansen still wants more.“There were big improvements across the board, our line-out was much better and the scrum as well. You’d still expect a lot of improvement [for the third Test],” he said.Wales coach Warren Gatland however was pleased with his side, after they had the better territory and possession (58%), a first. “I’m pretty proud of that performance. There were two or three key moments in the game and that’s the difference.”Skipper Sam Warburton says that the late tries to Liam Williams and Jonathan Davies showed they could compete for eighty minutes against the World Champions.“I was pleased we kept going until the end, I think it showed that we can play for 80 minutes.”The win means that New Zealand go 2-0 up, claiming the series ahead of the third and final Test in Dunedin, next Saturday.Note: If the video doesn’t work in your country you can view it on page twoADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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

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NP House / NoArq

first_img 2013 Save this picture!© Arménio TeixeiraIn the back of the house another courtyard solves the permanent difficult contact between the construction and the ground. The courtyard illuminates and ventilates the interior spaces. Connected to the house at the ground-floor level, nesting in the back of the hill, the garage is hidden under a vegetal roof top.The renovation is yielding a total gross area of 469.11 sqm. The landscape was the subject of major concern. The new emerges organically from the old. The building emerges as a root that groes and goes further through the ground as an anchor to life on earth. Save this picture!© Arménio TeixeiraThe design proposal is based on the most important element of preexisting building – the roof – The project uses its strong profile expression to redesign the house itself and relate it with the strong topography. The house is raised on a structural system of walls, retaining walls and reinforced concrete slacks interspersed with faces in masonry. Interior floors have wood flooring in hard maple wood, except the service areas with natural stone floors. The garage and the storage floors are in epoxy and the exterior spaces are covered by wooden deck. The entire building is entirely covered with an ETCIS insulation system. The roof top is in zinc. The interior walls and ceilings are plastered and painted or plaster according to the spatial and functional requirements. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessTurkey: Fighting for Freedom of Speech and Freedom of SpaceArchitecture NewsResearch & Design Center Proposal / Latitude StudioUnbuilt Project Share NP House / NoArq Area:  490 m² Area:  490 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/380372/nuno-pimenta-s-house-noarq Clipboard Year:  Houses Architects: NOARQ Area Area of this architecture project 2013 CopyCollaborators:Rui Cardoso, Ana Coelho, Joana Pinto, Gonçalo FerreiraStructural Project:Francisco BernardoHidraulic Project:Francisco BernardoAuthor:José Carlos Nunes de OliveiraCity:Vila Nova de FamalicãoCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!SectionRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersText description provided by the architects. The request was adjust an old house, with 262.09 sqm, to the current standards of comfort for a 4 persons family and adequate it to the current building regulations. The old house emerges in the middle of a great mass of trees, as a landmark. The construction is divided in two floors. The ground-floor dedicated to service functions and garage, and the top floor exclusively dedicated to social divisions. Save this picture!© Arménio TeixeiraThe project began without questioning the architectonical value of the pre-existence – maintain it was a demand. The proposal maintains the current volume, offering the services and the social spaces for the family. The extension develops itself in the direction of the slope (west), where it opens a hole for a central courtyard. Contained in the west top of the house – rooms area and its corridor – and the living room, the courtyard stitches both areas. photographs:  Arménio TeixeiraPhotographs:  Arménio Teixeira, Courtesy of NoArq+ 32 Share Portugal “COPY” Photographs NP House / NoArqSave this projectSaveNP House / NoArqSave this picture!© Arménio TeixeiraHouses•Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/380372/nuno-pimenta-s-house-noarq Clipboard ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeNOARQOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVila Nova de FamalicãoHousesPortugalPublished on June 03, 2013Cite: “NP House / NoArq” 03 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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12 times as many donors are now using Gift Aid

12 times as many donors are now using Gift Aid Howard Lake | 15 March 2001 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The 2000 Budget changes to encourage charitable giving are beginning to show results, it would seem. According to research carried out jointly by CAF and NCVO, the changes to tax-effective giving introduced in April 2001 are already having a radical impact on the way we give. Read Giving comes of age at Charities Aid Foundation. 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.  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement read more

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Bowel Cancer UK uses viral email for Wimbledon tickets competition

first_img As part of Bowel Cancer UK’s new digital approach to fundraising, tickets for Wimbledon, along with memorabilia from Tim Henman are being offered as part of a viral email campaign. The campaign has been sent to an opt-in list of over 100,000 email recipients. Although the viral email is in its early stage of deployment, the results are already very encouraging. Each mail is being forwarded to an average of four people who are subsequently invited to join the competition. The more people that each person refers, the more entries into the draw they receive. Each person can refer up to 10 friends and family.The opt-in database that is created from this activity will provide a new source of potential donors and supporters that will receive regular updates on fundraising activities throughout the year. Advertisement Bowel Cancer UK uses viral email for Wimbledon tickets competition Howard Lake | 19 May 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital  18 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

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Japanese prosecutor suspends contempt proceedings against journalist

first_img November 19, 2020 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out more Japanese reporter held in Myanmar is charged with “false information” September 16, 2020 Find out more RSF_en May 30, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Japanese prosecutor suspends contempt proceedings against journalist JapanAsia – Pacific RSF urges recently appointed Japan Prime Minister to take a new turn towards press freedom News Help by sharing this information News Newscenter_img to go further JapanAsia – Pacific On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Organisation Reporters Without Borders takes note of prosecutor Eiji Masuhara’s decision to suspend “criminal contempt” proceedings against freelance journalist Mari Takenouchi in connection with her coverage of the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.The proceedings were initiated as a result of a complaint by Ryoko Ando, the head of an organization called Ethos, after Takenouchi tweeted that its efforts to get people to return to live in contaminated areas were an “experiment on human beings.”“The decision to suspend the proceedings against the journalist Mari Takenouchi is obviously encouraging, but we persist in calling on the authorities to abandon them altogether and not just suspend them,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.The prosecutor urged Takenouchi to continue her work and even wished her “good luck” with it. Takenouchi told Reporters Without Borders that her goal now was to “save the children living in contaminated areas and suffering from thyroid cancer.”Japan is ranked 59th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.——————————————————————————————–11.03.14 Nuclear lobby still gagging independent coverage three years after disasterReporters Without Borders deplores the climate of censorship and self-censorship that continues to prevail in discussion of nuclear energy in Japan three years after the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, 250 km north of Tokyo.In particular, Reporters Without Borders condemns the treatment of independent journalists and bloggers who are critical of the government and the nuclear energy lobby, dubbed the “nuclear village” by its detractors. The latest example is a “criminal contempt” complaint against freelance journalist and blogger Mari Takenouchi for a tweet about a project by an NGO called Ethos for encouraging the population to keep living in areas contaminated with radioactivity, which she described as “human experiments.”“The complaint brought against Mari Takenouchi is yet another example of the way groups linked to the nuclear energy lobby are trying to gag opposing views,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.“By criticizing the programme to encourage inhabitants to keep living in still radioactive areas, this journalist is just documenting a legitimate and well-substantiated concern about the health risks linked to radiation. We urge the head of Ethos, Ryoko Ando, to withdraw her complaint against Takenouchi, which acts as a deterrent to all independent news providers.“As we feared in 2012, the freedom to inform and be informed continues to be restricted by the ‘nuclear village’ and government, which are trying to control coverage of their handling of the aftermath of this disaster. Its long-term consequences are only now beginning to emerge and coverage of the health risks and public health issues is more important than ever.”Ismaïl added: “However, those who try to draw attention to the continuing risks linked to radiation or who accuse of the government of being unprepared or even deliberately minimizing the risks are censored and harassed by the authorities and the nuclear power industry, which increasingly resembles a dark and untouchable mafia.”Takenouchi, a freelance journalist who has a blog and has translated three books on nuclear radiation, was notified on 29 January by the police of Iwaki Minami, in Fukushima prefecture, that Ethos director Ryoko Ando (also known as Yoko Kamata) had brought a criminal contempt complaint against her in connection with the tweet.After interrogating Takenouchi at her home for three hours on 13 February, the Fukushima police asked her to go to police headquarters the next day, when she was interrogated for another four hours. The findings of their investigation were sent on at the beginning of March to Fukushima’s chief prosecutor, who will then decide whether to prosecute her.In her articles and in interviews for independent media, Takenouchi has accused the government of pursing a public relations policy that plays down the radiation health risk for people in contaminated areas.She has written: “Ethos is a programme where residents including pregnant women and children are encouraged to keep living in contaminated areas through carrying out decontamination and radiation measurement, which most importantly resulted in sickness among the majority of children. This was conducted in Belarus and now is in Fukushima funded by pro-nuclear lobbies.”She pointed out on 3 February that the Ethos programme’s launch had only been reported at the local level by national public TV broadcaster NHK and some local TV stations. To alert public opinion, she recently posted a video in which she describes the findings of her research, based mainly on material in the public domain, about radiation risks and the dangers that the Ethos programme poses for the youngest sector of the population. Japan has fallen 22 places in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index in the past two years, and is now ranked 59th out of 180 countries.The six-place fall of the past year is partly attributable to the Japanese Diet’s adoption of a special intelligence protection bill on 26 November that will allow the government to classify any sensitive information as a “state secret.”Support Mari Takenouchi, sign the petition here. News Follow the news on Japan Receive email alerts This case recalls the libel suit that the head of a nuclear security systems company brought against freelance journalist Minoru Tanaka in 2012 in connection with his coverage of developments in the nuclear energy industry after the disaster. The suit was abandoned in August 2013.Ever since the Fukushima-Daiichi disaster in 2011, freelance journalists and foreign news media trying to cover Japan’s nuclear energy industry have found their access to information being restricted.Both Japanese and foreign reporters have described to Reporters Without Borders the various methods used by the authorities to prevent independent coverage of the disaster and its consequences.They have been prevented from covering anti-nuclear demonstrations and have been threatened with criminal proceedings for entering the “red zone” declared around the plant. And they have even been interrogated and subjected to intimidation by the intelligence services.Reporters Without Borders is previewing here a passage from the “Fukushima censored” video that will be posted on our website (www.rsf.org) soon.last_img read more

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Concern about state broadcaster’s decision to fire two employees

first_img Receive email alerts News Follow the news on Kosovo News KosovoEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders condemns a decision by Kosovo’s leading state-owned radio and TV broadcaster director-general, to fire newsroom editor Arsim Halili and RTK union president Fadil Hoxha for allegedly posing a “threat” to RTK and causing “serious damage” to its image. Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage KosovoEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information June 14, 2018 Find out more August 18, 2017 Find out more Organisation June 29, 2020 Find out more to go further April 4, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern about state broadcaster’s decision to fire two employees Their dismissals coincided with the start of a parliamentary debate on management problems at RTK.RTK director-general Mentor Shala fired Halili and Hoxha on 26 March after they denounced cases of censorship and other irregularities on behalf of the RTK union. In recent months, they had also called for RTK to be “returned to the public” and to stop following a political agenda.“We strongly fear that the sole aim of these two dismissals is to silence criticism of RTK’s management and, in particular, criticism of censorship within this public broadcaster,” Reporters Without Borders programme director Lucie Morillon said. “We urge RTK’s board of governors to rescind these dismissals. Halili and Hoxha drew attention to censorship and other practices that deserve a thorough investigation, one that could call in to question Mentor Shala’s right to continue in his current position. In this light, the grounds he gave for the dismissals seem spurious.”Defending the dismissals, Shala claimed that Hoxha posed “a potential risk of causing serious damage to RTK” and had “repeatedly violated the rules of material and disciplinary responsibility, by failing to fulfil the duties specified in his contract of employment.”He also accused Hoxha of “trying to create a negative impression” of RTK in unauthorized public statements and of “damaging the image of the RTK, which constitutes a grave violation of discipline.”Shala accused Halili of “public attacks in unauthorized statements (…) presenting untruths and causing harm to the image of RTK (…) violating the rules for material and disciplinary responsibility and ignoring written requests from his immediate superior.”Insisting that the two employees had, on the contrary, been trying to repair RTK’s damaged image, the union has organised so far several demonstrations to demand their reinstatement.Their dismissals were announced on the day that parliament was due to begin debating the situation at RTK and the management problems raised by the union, which had asked parliamentarians to insist on a change of direction.Parliament finally adopted several recommendations on RTK yesterday, including a request to the board of governors to “examine” the dismissal of Halili and Hoxha.Lack of independenceKosovo’s biggest public broadcaster, RTK has a 10-million-euro annual budget that is voted by parliament. In its 15 years of existence, it has repeatedly avoided covering many of the country’s endemic problems including in the first place organized crime, corruption and government mismanagement.The 400-member RTK union – the public broadcaster’s biggest union – asked parliament to investigate mismanagement at RTK last year after the board of governors released contradictory figures about income and debts, with discrepancies of 3 million to 5 million euros. As a result of this request, Hoxha appeared before parliamentarians.Halili, who is also the RTK union’s deputy president, was one of a group of 12 deputy editors who publicly criticized RTK’s editor in chief and another deputy editor in early March, accusing them of putting political pressure on their colleagues. The renewal of their contracts last month triggered a wave of protest within RTK, with the result that the board of governments finally rescinded the renewals.Kosovo is ranked 87th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.(© Photo : KOHA) RSF_en News Concern about investigative reporter’s disappearance in Serbia News Kosovar investigative journalist assaulted in Pristinalast_img read more

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Williams Ready To Go After Being Sworn In

first_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink Outside The Ordinary: 9 Gifts That Do All The Talking!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeauty 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. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Councilmember Felicia Williams was sworn in on Monday, becoming the only woman on the City Council.Williams replaces Margaret McAustin, who decided not to run for a fourth term for the council’s District 2 seat after her husband John was diagnosed with cancer.“It is an amazing feeling after so many years of planning to fulfill my goals and take my seat on the council. Thanks to the voters who put their trust in me, and my family, friends, and supporters,” Williams told Pasadena Now.“I can’t do it alone, so I look forward to working with a great team of councilmembers to create the policy of the people, and talented staff to implement it,” she said.Williams said her top priority would be safely reopening city businesses with practical rules that evenly apply to everyone.Small and big businesses, schools, places of worship, and fitness centers need the same rules so businesses can plan and people can get back to work, Williams said. “This will also help us stabilize the city budget so we can continue to provide needed services,” she said.Her long-term focus will include enhancing social services so that everyone has an equal chance of having a high quality of life, addressing housing needs that are specific to Pasadena, and returning Pasadena to a leadership role in environmental stewardship.Along with being the council’s only woman, Williams becomes the eight-member board’s third African-American member, and its second Asian-American member.Williams has been a member of several city commissions since 2006, most recently the Planning Commission, on which she served as chair.Her community involvement also includes serving on the boards of several local nonprofits, including Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley, and the Pasadena Educational Foundation.“Above all, I am committed to respecting different points of view in an effort to build consensus — the only way that we can tackle these big problems is together as a community and a region. Thank you, happy holidays, and stay safe.” More Cool Stuff Top of the News Make a comment Community News Williams Ready To Go After Being Sworn In Native Pasadenan lists reopening, housing and environment as priorities By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, MANAGING EDITOR Published on Monday, December 7, 2020 | 2:54 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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PERRYMAN: Job Market Strength

first_img Twitter Local NewsBusiness Ray Perryman is the head of The Perryman Group and serves as a distinguished professor at the International Institute for Advanced Studies. By almost any of the usual measures, the job market is better than it has been in decades. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the U.S. seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May 2018 was 3.8 percent, the lowest level in nearly 20 years. Job gains have averaged 179,000 over the last three months, with millions more people now employed than a year ago. Unemployment insurance weekly initial claim filings were down to 222,000 for the week ending June 2, and the four-week moving average of 1,728,750 is the lowest it has been since December 8, 1973.For the first time since BLS has been tracking them, the number of job openings has surpassed the number of job seekers. In April, the level of job openings climbed to 6.7 million, a new series high and well below the number of unemployed (6.1 million). Job openings were up across a spectrum of industries including retail (openings up 31,000), health care (up 29,000), and construction (up 25,000). Professional and technical services, transportation and warehousing, manufacturing, and mining also saw significant increases in job openings.While low unemployment levels seem like a good thing, insufficient numbers of workers available to fill new positions can actually slow overall economic growth as companies have difficulties expanding to meet demand. Most economists consider an unemployment rate of 4.5-5 percent to signify that the economy is at or near full employment, and we are well below that point. Labor shortages are occurring in many industries and in different parts of the country, and it is becoming increasingly difficult for employers to fill open positions.Even with these clear signals of strength, some workers still face challenges. Wages have edged up only slightly, with average hourly earnings for all nonfarm employees up 71 cents for the year (2.7 percent). Labor force participation has also remained relatively consistent at 62.7 percent, indicating that there may be potential workers who have totally dropped off the unemployment counts because they have given up, although long-term trends are moving in that direction. There are also millions who are working part time but would rather be full time or are otherwise underemployed.Less than nine years ago during the worst part of the Great Recession (fall of 2009), unemployment was 10 percent and job openings stood at just 2.4 million. That’s six unemployed people per job opening. Since that time, the unemployment rate has been cut by 6.2 percentage points and job openings have increased by 4.3 million, even though for several years we were talking about a “jobless recovery.” It’s an impressive comeback from that situation to one of the strongest job markets in history in less than a decade. WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook PERRYMAN: Job Market Strength Twitter Facebook By admin – June 17, 2018 Previous articleECTOR COUNTY RESTAURANT REPORT: June 8 through June 12Next articleELAM: A tale of two As adminlast_img read more

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