Can Ocado stock stay strong in a post pandemic world?

first_imgCan Ocado stock stay strong in a post pandemic world? 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images center_img The Covid-19 pandemic has proved disastrous for many businesses, forcing closures and driving down profits. One sector that has been hit hardest through persistent lockdowns is the retail sector, with government restrictions forcing retail closures worldwide. The opposite can be said for the online shopping industry, with online sales as a proportion of retailing reaching a record 22.3%. One such stock that has soared as a product of this is Ocado (LSE:OCDO).A pandemic performerOcado’s earnings have risen 69% comparative to 2019-2020 performance, proving itself as a top FTSE 350 performer throughout the pandemic. Its share price has doubled in value as a result of persistent UK lockdowns and restrictions, as families have turned to online shopping. This has provided a profitable opportunity for many investors throughout 2020.5G 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…However, with the recent UK government announcement that much of the retail sector will be open by April and the majority of the adult population to be vaccinated by July, do I think Ocado will follow such a bullish trajectory throughout 2021?2021 and beyond…I think Ocado is set to see a decline in its online shopping sector revenues as competing firms open their doors back up to the public. However, with Ocado offering such a diversified business model, including tech solutions, engineering, and logistics, it certainly offers space to make up for a declining e-commerce role. In addition to this, I believe the 35% increase in revenue throughout 2020 isn’t likely to shrink back to the pre-pandemic levels of 11.5% per annum, meaning Ocado will remain a solid growth stock in future.Though Ocado still currently operates at a loss, it boasts a pretty solid balance sheet, holding £2.1bn in cash to counteract debts of £997m. This shows the company can actively manage debt, which gives me confidence in its management. However, with a price to book ratio of 9.7, it could be considered significantly overvalued compared to competitors Tesco and Sainsbury’s who sit at 1.4 and 0.73 respectively. In addition to this, the company is not exempt to the impacts of Brexit, which is likely to pave the way for future inconvenience through potential food shortages and changes to the UK supply chain.What would I do with Ocado shares?Overall, though still currently slightly overpriced, I think that Ocado can still perform well in a post-pandemic world. Much of the public are likely to continue to use online shopping in the future, which will help counteract the risk of slower growth post lockdown.CEO Tim Steiner has previously stated that Ocado’s target market is worth around £2.8tn, of which its current partners have only a £210m share of, providing plenty of room for further growth. Therefore, I think this stock is still worth buying and holding as a long-term investment in my portfolio in an increasingly online-driven retail sector. Enter Your Email Address 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. Dylan Hood does not have any position in the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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. Dylan Hood | Thursday, 25th February, 2021 | More on: OCDO See all posts by Dylan Hoodlast_img read more

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2019 Rugby World Cup: France 33-9 USA

first_img TAGS: USA Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Opening statement: Yoann Huget scores France’s first try (Getty Images) 2019 Rugby World Cup: France 33-9 USAHead-to-headPlayed – 8France wins – 7USA wins – 1Did You Know?Gael Fickou won his 50th cap for France in this match and marked the occasion with a try.AJ MacGinty scored nine nine points to overtake Matt Alexander (286 points, 1995-98) and move into second place on the USA all-time list behind Mike Hercus (486 points, 2002-09).Related: Rugby World Cup FixturesIn a nutshellThe stadium in Fukuoka is located close to the airport, but anyone who wanted to see a soaring performance would have been better off looking to the skies to spot the planes taking off.The final scoreline may look impressive but France made hard work of this – their own errors as much as the USA’s belligerence playing a part – and it was only the 21 points they scored in the last 13 minutes that ensured they secured a healthy-looking victory.Things looked ominous for the USA when Yoann Huget scored the opening try in the sixth minute. Bernard Le Roux had made ground and when the ball was kicked behind by Camille Lopez a few phases later, the winger picked up the ball to cross under the posts.Yet the USA got traction when turning to their traditional strength – the maul – and put pressure on the French in their own 22 after kicking for territory from infringements. This is how they got their first points, forcing France to creep offside in defending the phases after a five-metre lineout and AJ MacGinty slotting the three.Dynamic: Alivereti Raka scores in the corner from a cross-field kick (Getty Images)France were quick to respond, Lopez kicking cross-field for Alivereti Raka to leap for the ball, avoid stepping into touch and dot down in the corner. It was a show of great athleticism.Related: What Alivereti Raka brings to FranceBack the US came with their set-piece game, this time attacking from a scrum in the French 22, and another offside infringement saw MacGinty double their score from the tee.The game then went through a period of 35 minutes, spread either side of half-time, when not a point was scored, the board continually showing 12-6. There were chances – Raka looked to be heading in for a second try after a brilliant break from Sofiane Guitoune only for the long pass wide to be ruled forward – but there were far too many errors. Knock-on, scrum, forward pass, scrum… it was all very stop-start and neither team was able to build on momentum.In reach: Nick Civetta stretches for a lineout ball (Getty Images)It was only when MacGinty narrowed the gap to just three points with another penalty in the 64th minute that France seemed to wake from their slumber. They put more pace into the game, forcing the US defence onto the back foot, and scored two tries in four minutes.Gael Fickou went over first, beating two defenders close to the line. Then came another Lopez cross-kick for Raka, who managed to secure the ball, offload to Yacouba Camara and the flanker fed Baptiste Serin for a clear run to the line. For once the passes stuck and the try came.They rounded things off with a fifth try in the last play, Jefferson Poirot the beneficiary from a powerful rolling maul.center_img They may have finished with a flourish but the error count will be a concern for the coaches, particularly with another tough match to come against Tonga on Sunday.Star manHe was only on the pitch for 15 minutes but Baptiste Serin’s introduction at scrum-half late on proved a masterstroke for France. He brought more speed and energy to the French attack, delivering the scoring pass for Fickou before crossing himself to ensure his team left Fukuoka with a bonus-point win. He was the impact sub that was able to get France out of the doldrums.To top it off, he then shared a cute moment with USA lock Greg Peterson and his baby… The French make hard work of seeing off the Eagles in Fukuoka Related: Rugby World Cup TV CoverageThe reactionFrance coach Jacques Brunel: “I’m happy we won and got the bonus point, but what was difficult was physically it was very humid. In the warm-up we felt the humidity. The ball was very slippery and they had a very tough defence as well. But what was positive was the win.”USA coach Gary Gold: “I absolutely believe we restored credibility. One reason why I was as harsh as I was (after the England defeat) is I think we’re a much better rugby team than what we did against England. The guys showed a huge amount of courage. I think we contained France very well and were outstanding in so many aspects of the game.”Colourful: A France and a United States supporter pose near the Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium (Getty Images)The TeamsFrance: Thomas Ramos (Maxime Medard 57); Alivereti Raka, Sofiane Guitoune (Romain Ntamack 76), Gael Fickou, Yoann Huget; Camille Lopez, Maxime Machenaud (Baptiste Serin 65); Cyril Baille (Jefferson Poirot 45), Camille Chat (Guilhem Guirado h-t), Emerick Setiano (Rabah Slimani 45), Bernard Le Roux, Paul Gabrillagues (Sebastien Vahaamahina 57), Arthur Iturria (Gregory Alldritt 65), Yacouba Camara, Louis Picamoles (captain).Tries: Huget 6, Raka 24, Fickou 67, Serin 71, Poirot 78. Cons: Ramos, Lopez 3.USA: Mike Teo; Blaine Scully (captain), Marcel Brache, Bryce Campbell, Martin Iosefo (Thretton Palamo 72); AJ MacGinty (Will Magie 78), Shaun Davies (Ruben de Haas 54); Eric Fry (Olive Kilifi 69), Joe Taufete’e (Dylan Fawsitt 65), Titi Lamositele (Paul Mullen 54), Nate Brakeley (Greg Peterson 69), Nick Civetta, Tony Lamborn, Hanco Germishuys, Cam Dolan (Ben Pinkelman 58).Pens: MacGinty 3.Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features.last_img read more

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Online raffle and prize draw fundraising platform Zaffo launches

first_img  312 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis40 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. Online raffle and prize draw fundraising platform Zaffo launches Digital fundraising specialists Capen have announced Zaffo, a new raffle, lottery and prize draw fundraising platform. The service lets charities, clubs, companies and individuals fundraise with raffles and prize draws online.The platform is mobile optimised, and its Zaffo: Embed functionality means that campaigns can be incorporated onto any website. As a result the secure payments take place on your charity’s domain, without forcing the player to leave your site.Fundraisers can promote their raffles and lotteries through the platform’s social media and email links.The platform is built to handle over 50 simultaneous transactions and over 1,000 concurrent users.Capen CEO Simon Rydings said:“There are millions of charity supporters online but no way for charities sell tickets effectively and cheaply. We wanted to create a platform that could be easily accessible for anyone, anywhere in the world.”The agency behind Zaffo is a licensed lottery operator, and has recently blogged about its take on some of the advertising legalities that online lotteries and raffles must adhere to.and helps clients create and manage fundraising campaigns. Based in London it also lets clients fundraise in multiple currencies.The basic package is free to set up with no monthly fees, and a 15% management and processing charge. There are two other payment packages, with a £500 or £1,500 setup. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis40 Tagged with: Capen Digital Gaming Lotteries Howard Lake | 4 April 2016 | News  311 total views,  1 views today Advertisementlast_img read more

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2018 Charity Christmas ads round up

first_imgSmall Charities CoalitionThis Christmas, urges the Small Charities Coalition, support #SmallButVital Charities. Their advert squeezes lots of different small and local charities, each named with their Twitter handle.And all are accompanied by the singing of the London Gay Men’s Chorus. Dogs TrustDogs Trust’s humorous Christmas ad has a serious message – that dogs aren’t Christmas presents. Using its original line of A dog is for life, not just for Christmas, it is encouraging people to think again and not buy a dog as a present, showing actors treating Christmas presents like dogs – taking a games console for a walk, throwing a ball for a hairdryer, trying to get a drone to sit and saying goodnight to a bottle of perfume. It also features a voiceover from Mel Giedroyc. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEOvbJI244w[/youtube] The Salvation Army‘In from the Cold’ tells the story of The Salvation Army’s work with the homeless. Using footage shot in London and the charity’s own footage from the last cold snap, the DRTV campaign encourages the UK public to give a donation of £19, telling the story of one homeless man The Salvation Army helped from the life-threatening edge of society, to get back on his feet at one their Lifehouses. The new commercial fronting the campaign is by WPN Chameleon. [youtube]https://youtu.be/HLG4XBjv03M[/youtube]St Mungo’sSt Mungo’s film was made over two days on the streets of London by first-time director Josh Carpenter. It shows homeless people dressed for the jobs they could do in the future. Paul Williams, the Oscar-winning composer, donated the track for free. The film is running on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G64xSQJUwrM[/youtube]Christian AidChristian Aid is asking people to be a peacemaker by donating £25 to its Christmas Aid campaign. The money will help support the charity’s peace making partners around the world. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVHZqwBHGUA[/youtube]The Childhood TrustThe Childhood Trust’s poignant Christmas ad is a reminder that for many children there is no Christmas. It follows a seasonal worker who dresses up as Santa Claus in a shopping centre’s Grotto, handing out gifts to children, before taking his paycheck and heading home to his children, where there are no Christmas cards, only debt reminders, and the only decorations are children’s drawings. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis83 [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXUdQqPhyhQ[/youtube]  476 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis83 [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF6V5HP6_gE[/youtube]CLIC Sargent CLIC Sargent’s #KidSanta appeal asks people to help families facing financial problems because their child is suffering from cancer. The charity knows that when their child has cancer, families spend on average an extra £600 a month, and around 61% of parents will end up in debt. It stars Ellie Mae, who has recovered from cancer as Kid Santa.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv3EQGUtjRU[/youtube]Spurgeon’s Children’s CharityHere it is, Merry Christmas… but not everybody’s having fun. Spurgeons Children’s Charity, which supports vulnerable children and families across England, uses contrasting images of Christmas peace and contentment with sadder-eyed children, smiling Santas with sad Santas, with the aim of showing that many children do not get to enjoy a happy Christmas. The charity states that in the UK 4.1 million children will wake up this Christmas morning to another day in poverty: that’s an average of nine children in every classroom of 30.The video urges viewers to “be the light for vulnerable children and families this Christmas.” [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbfB5P6cswA[/youtube]AldiMoney raised from Aldi’s Kevin the Carrot-related merchandise will be going to Teenage Cancer Trust. As well as the soft toys, Christmas decorations, a story book and gift mug are also on offer. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNbSgMEZ_Tw[/youtube]John LewisNot a charity ad, but Elton John has donated much of his fee to his charitable foundation the Elton John Charitable Trust. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m68zXZhX2wQ[/youtube]Cash for KidsCash for Kids, Bauer Radio’s network of local charities, is asking people to buy an extra gift for the charity to give to a child who otherwise won’t have any this Christmas. Its appeal video stars Reliant the Robin seeking out the children who need help so he can tell Santa about them. Gifts can be dropped off at selected B&M stores, plus all branches of Wickes, Bensons for Beds and Harveys across the UK. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7n87cvRSQs[/youtube]Cats ProtectionIn 2017, Evie and Genie won the National Cat Awards due to the incredible bond between the pair during 11-year-old Evie’s gruelling treatment for bone cancer. In 2018, Cats Protection’s Christmas animation, Genie’s Christmas Wish, tells their tale. Co-opCo-op has raised £19m for good causes, through people buying its own brand products and partly, it says, by not beginning its Christmas TV ad campaign until 1 December. The company took the decision on the back of research that found 86% of shoppers think brands spend too much on their festive campaigns and nearly two-thirds (61%) want to see marketing budgets scaled back in the run-up to Christmas. Co-op has said that, in response to its findings, it will hand out almost £19m to support 4,000 local communities and charities. Its ad, now launched, focuses on the spirit of community, and being together. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rogC0_PQ4T8[/youtube]Shooting Star ChaseShooting Star Chase’s Christmas advert features ten-year-old Summer (also main image) who has been supported by Shooting Star Chase since she was 18 months old as she gets ready for a special festive performance. The advert highlights the importance of sharing magical moments with loved ones over the festive period. And highlights how the charity’s Hospice at Home service helps supported children like Summer and their families. This is the second time a Shooting Star Chase supported family has featured in an alternative Christmas advert produced by Shape History. In 2017 the social change agency produced an advert, #FirstChristmas, which raised awareness of families facing their first Christmas without a loved one. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7kHtNnQs_U[/youtube] Advertisement Here’s the UK Fundraising selection of the charity and charity-related Christmas ads released so far. A fine selection box of film featuring charities including The Salvation Army, Dogs Trust, and Shooting Star Chase. Melanie May | 5 December 2018 | News The supermarkets: 2018 Charity Christmas ads round up Tagged with: christmas video  475 total views,  1 views today [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdpspllWI2o[/youtube]Iceland Banned for being too political, Iceland’s Christmas ad highlights the palm oil issue with help from Greenpeace. The store has now stopped using palm oil in its own brand products. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

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PEACE IV and INTERREG VA funding not threatened by EU withdrawal deadline

first_img Howard Lake | 15 March 2019 | News PEACE IV and INTERREG VA funding not threatened by EU withdrawal deadline  168 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Brexit Funding Ireland Advertisement  167 total views,  1 views today The body responsible for projects under the PEACE IV and INTERREG VA Programmes has confirmed that funding is guaranteed under the current programming period, irrespective of the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU.Both funding streams are managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).In total 85% of the Peace IV, representing €229 million,  is provided through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The remaining €41 million, representing 15%, is match-funded by the Irish Government and the NI Executive. The eligible area for the PEACE IV Programme for 2014-2020 is Northern Ireland and the Border Counties of Ireland (including Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan and Sligo).The ERDF also provides 85% of INTERREG VA, representing €240 million. The balance of €43 million is provided by the Irish Government and the Northern Ireland Executive. INTERREG V’S core objectives are that it will make a real and lasting change in terms of research and innovation for cross-border enterprise development, environmental initiatives, sustainable transport projects and health & social care services on a cross-border basis.The PEACE IV and INTERREG VA programmes have received extensive support and commitments from all parties involved, to ensure that they can be continued until their conclusion, and this commitment has been agreed to and included within the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU.As part of the EU contingency planning to prepare for the withdrawal of the UK, in December 2018 the Commission developed an EC Regulatory proposal which is going through the EU legislative process and is due to be approved by the European Council of Ministers and the European Parliament this month. This has been proposed with the support of the UK and Ireland representatives and it is anticipated that this will be in place before 29 March 2019.This proposal aims to ensure, if the Withdrawal Agreement is not ratified, the two programmes will continue without modifying the amounts allocated to them and their financing.You can find out more about the continuation proposal. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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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Liu Hu

first_img Asia – PacificChina Asia – PacificChina Yu Terasawa Japan Find out more Police stormed into the home of Liu Hu, a journalist with the Guangzhou-based Modern Express daily, on 24 August 2013, took him off to Beijing, and put him in Detention Centre No. 1, which is usually reserved for the most dangerous criminals. After 37 days, the maximum for provisional detention, he was formally charged with defamation, his bail request was rejected and one of his lawyers was placed under disciplinary investigation for posting documents linked to the case online. The reason for this nightmarish scenario? Liu had posted information about embezzlement by a local official, Ma Zhengqi, on his personal page on the Weibo social network because he knew that censorship would prevent its publication in the newspaper. This was too much for the party. What with the information Liu had already posted on Weibo about other cases, including the president of the Shanghai supreme court and the head of the Shaanxi province public security department, he was now a menace to be silenced at once. Huang Qi China Find out more Follow the news on China Information hero Liu Hu See morecenter_img Truong Duy Nhat Vietnam Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information Tongam Rina India Find out more Le Ngoc Thanh Vietnam Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

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AIDS Service Center (ASC) Hosts ‘Back-to-School Event’ for children and their Families Affected by HIV/AIDS.

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * center column 1 AIDS Service Center (ASC) Hosts ‘Back-to-School Event’ for children and their Families Affected by HIV/AIDS. SARA CARDINE | PHOTOS by AIDS SERVICE CENTER Published on Thursday, September 5, 2013 | 2:43 pm For most families, getting kids ready for school takes a lot of work and can come with a steep price tag. But for families affected by HIV, many of whom are living at or below the poverty level, back to school preparations can be especially difficult. The prospect of buying school supplies and clothes, in addition to the everyday physical and medical demands they often face, can be daunting, and children may be sent to school without everything they need to set them up for a successful year.To offer a lifeline of support to its clients and others from throughout Greater Los Angeles, AIDS Service Center (ASC) held its annual Back to School event Aug. 24 at Pasadena Senior Center. There, families and children identified by ASC and other local agencies as needing aid received free school supplies and clothes, as well as a range of personal care services and fun activities and treats.Professional hair stylists offered their services for free, cutting, trimming and styling grateful parents and their children, and the company Joico donated $2,000 worth of shampoo and conditioner for families to take home. Make-up artists painted faces and nails, thanks in part to nail polish donated by ORLY International, and girls got colorful braids woven into their hair adding just a kick of style.Tables piled high with brand-new stuffed animals, backpacks and toys waited for children to pick out their favorites. Cooks dished up freshly grilled Mexican food and members of the Holy Family Church passed out Sno-Cones.Contributing to the festive atmosphere of the outdoor event were balloons, deejayed music, and games. In fact, it seemed there was only one thing missing — any mention of HIV/AIDS.This was intentional, says ASC Executive Director Anthony Guthmiller.“The whole concept for back to school is providing kids and our clients’ families a day where they could not be worried about their medical issues,” he said. “The things they probably don’t get to do on a regular basis — that’s what we want to do for them today.”ASC extended an invitation to HIV clients from other Southern California agencies, including AltaMed, Bienestar, Alliance for Housing and Healing and Pasadena Public Health Department’s Andrew Escajeda Comprehensive Care Services. Becky Vanderzee, a social worker for the Escajeda clinic, said an important aspect of the event is to give children a morale boost as they head into the new school year.“It’s kind of like a normalization for them, and it relieves families of a huge burden,” Vanderzee said, looking around the Senior Center patio at volunteers busily at work. “This is such a good combination of services coming together. It just shows unification in the community.”It is in that spirit that South Pasadena’s Holy Family Church has been volunteering at the event for the past several years, according to Director of Community Services Carrie-Ann Lue Sue. Although the event is just one day, it offers something important to families dealing with HIV/AIDS.“For one day the kids and the families get to forget their illness to let somebody else take care of them and be pampered, and they get it all in one place,” she said.Lue Sue and other volunteers from Holy Family Church operated the Sno-Cone machine, creating icy concoctions for sun-weary families. As afternoon temperatures began to climb, children and adults alike clamored for cones, mixing flavors and colors.The church is happy to lend a hand in the community, Lue Sue said, regardless of participants’ religious affiliation. “It has nothing to do with race, creed or religion,” she added. “It has to do with taking care of God’s creation.”Everywhere, at every table and in every chair, volunteers worked with caring hearts and hands to give children and families in need a leg up for the new school year. Their motivation? Kindness, said Ilfredo Anaya, a hairstylist from Factory Hair and Makeup Studio in Pasadena who came out to offer free cuts in exchange for a smile.“I like to see a person’s face light up. It changes their whole attitude,” Anaya said, explaining his reasons for volunteering. “You have to have a giving attitude — it’s just about paying it forward.” Subscribe Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a commentcenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News More Cool Stuff HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Subscribe 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Business News Community News HerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 First Heatwave Expected Next Week Uncategorized What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Thursday, June 26, 2014 | 3:57 pm Here is our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: Top of the News 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

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Five things you need to know today, Feb. 6

first_img OC employee of the year always learning Museum Board President Paula Barnett samples one of the shrimp dishes. The Ellen Noel Art Museum held their Shrimpfest media day to promote their annual fund raising event that will be held Monday, February 26th, at the Ector County Coliseum building G. Pinterest By admin – February 6, 2018 Facebook Local News Five things you need to know today, Feb. 6 ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ WhatsApp Previous articleArt museum hosting upcoming Shrimpfest fundraiserNext articlePolice investigating two apartment shootings admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Local News Five things you need to know today, Feb. 6center_img 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Twitter Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. Ector County Judge Ron Eckert plans to ask commissioners next week to ask voters again in May to approve a county sales tax district, six months after a previous effort was rejected by a nearly 2-1 margin.2. The Odessa Police Department has issued capital murder charges to two suspects believed to be involved in a fatal overnight shooting on Feb. 1.3. A man was charged by police Thursday after he reportedly broke into his ex-common law wife’s apartment and sexually assaulted her in the bedroom while their children were there.4. The Ellen Noel Art Museum will host its biggest fundraiser of the year in just less than three weeks, Shrimpfest, featuring a night of live New Orleans-style music, auctions and, of course, shrimp.5. IN SPORTS: The Permian boys basketball team can lock up the No. 1 playoff seed from District 2-6A on Tuesday night with a road win over Amarillo Tascosa. Tipoff is at 7:30. The Odessa High boys basketball team looks to get back on the right track Tuesday night against Midland High at 7:30 p.m. at the OHS Fieldhouse. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Upside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeVirgin Coco MojitoSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole NextStay last_img read more

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Government approves over €4 million in funding for Killybegs Harbour

first_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – January 11, 2016 WhatsApp Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Google+ Homepage BannerNews Government approves over €4 million in funding for Killybegs Harbour The Government has approved 4.135 million euro in funding for Killybegs Harbour.The money will be used for repairs to some smaller piers in the harbour and other safety, maintenance and new development works.The allocation has been welcomed by Minister Joe McHugh who says it’s a boost for fishermen using the harbour and for the tourism industry:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/joemc530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleAlastair Fisher commits to 2016 Irish Tarmac ChampionshipNext articleDeclan Gallagher to tackle Galway Rally in Subaru S8 admin Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+last_img read more

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