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But the company isn’t just a one-hit Covid-19 wonder. No, the BATM share price has five-bagged over the past five years.My Motley Fool colleague Kevin Godbold was extolling the virtues of this “dynamic small-cap” in August 2018. While Sirius Minerals was a growth darling at the time, he’d spotted how much better BATM shares were doing. I’m sure I’m one of many who wish they’d listened to Kevin back then.But back to this Covid-19 antibody test. The company has already shipped initial orders to several European countries. And it says it’s “now ramping up production for larger quantities to fulfil further orders received from these customers.”Why I’m cautiousCovid-19 antibody testing is likely to play a key role in the opening up of lockdown conditions. It identifies those who have been infected and have recovered, and may have immunity. But I’m cautious about piling into BATM shares for several reasons.One is that the degree of immunity developed after an infection is unknown, and there are fears it might not be very strong. Secondly, a number of companies are making Covid-19 antibody tests. And a lot of them aren’t sufficiently accurate to be of any general use.Short-termBut my final reason for caution is short-termism. Assuming a Covid-19 vaccine is possible, once one is developed and in widespread use, there’ll be no need for antibody tests. Or for any more emergency supplies of ventilators.This new test, plus the virus test BATM is working on, might well add handsomely to this year’s profits. And maybe even next year’s. But that could well be the end of it.I’m not saying don’t buy BATM shares. By all means, get in if you like the look of the company. I just urge any potential investor to base your decision on how you see BATM’s long-term prospects, not just on a short-term Covid-19 boost. 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WW photo: Monica MooreheadHouston — The 15th annual march in Houston to abolish the death penalty brought together 200 people on Oct. 25. The families and friends of loved ones on Texas death row, which has the highest number of inmates of any state in the U.S., were joined by political activists, many of them young, from around the state. Harris County, where Houston is located, sends more people to death row than any other U.S. county. Harris County also sends more people to death row than any state except Texas.The protest was organized by the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement.The protesters gathered at the infamous 400-year “Old Hanging Tree” in Tranquility Park, where speakers made the links between the lynchings of Black people during slavery and Jim Crow and today when executions of mainly Black and Brown people take place in the death house in Huntsville, Texas. The march was followed by an outdoor rally at the Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts center.Numerous signs showed the faces and names of those on death row, some of whom are facing execution dates as soon as Oct. 29. Many signs featured Texas Gov. Rick Perry, with “serial killer” written under his name and headshots of the hundreds of prisoners who have been executed under his watch.Activists called for the abolishment of the death penalty as a cruel weapon targeting the poor, people of color and those who have legally proved their innocence.Endorsers of the march included S.H.A.P.E. (Self-Help for African People through Education) Community Center, Houston Anarchist Black Cross; death row exoneree Clarence Brandley; Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Austin; Minister Robert Muhammad, Nation of Islam; Workers World Party, Houston; Kids Against the Death Penalty; End Mass Incarceration, Houston; New Black Panther Party, Houston; and Texas Moratorium Network.Pam Africa, a leader of International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal, was the keynote speaker.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Facebook Horoscope: May 1, 2021 Linkedin Twitter Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ + posts ReddIt Horoscope: April 30, 2021 ReddIt Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Previous articleDEI courses see slow rollout into TCU’s core curriculumNext articleHoroscope: April 3, 2021 Tamia Banks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: May 1, 2021 printA baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Sagittarius.HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 2, 2021:Funny, sharp, and vigorous, pursue your dreams no matter how far-reaching they seem This year, you initiate changes you never thought possible. Keep your day job but use your spare time to fulfill physical and creative challenges. Be mindful of finances since your extracurricular activities may run over budget. If single, you will attract someone who thinks like you. If attached, don’t hide anything from your partner. GEMINI humors you.The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-DifficultARIES (March 21-April 19)★★★★Take advantage of a few hours when you have no obligations. Search online for an out-of-print or rare book you have wanted to purchase. It requires patience, but you might find what you want. Tonight: Fun with children and grandchildren.TAURUS (April 20-May 20)★★★Your emotions may be on overdrive. Feeling joyful will infect everyone around you. Don’t give in to irrational fears. Think about happy things instead. Reserve time to get physical with a walk, run or swim. Tonight: A serious talk with someone close.GEMINI (May 21-June 20)★★★★You may have second thoughts about a commitment you made too hastily. Take time to negotiate the terms and conditions. Talk it over with someone you trust. Strengthen a connection with someone you recently met. Tonight: Live dangerously with a rich dessert.CANCER (June 21-July 22)★★★★Give your pet special attention. Find a home for a stray at an animal shelter. Teamwork saves you from a monotonous job. Enter a competition or take on a challenge you may have passed on previously. Tonight: Attend an online meeting.LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)★★★Lay the groundwork for fulfilling an artistic vision. A mentor can steer you in the right direction. Be open to unusual ideas. Follow your instincts, and you can never go wrong. Go out with friends. Tonight: Laugh it up.VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)★★★★Explore real estate for fun. Visit interesting neighborhoods or places you might want to live. Make your workspace at home practical and comfortable. If you need to replace equipment, take time to research the best deal. Tonight: Unwind with a mystery.LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)★★★Brush up on time-management skills. You may have to rely on them if overloaded with too many projects. Set limits for yourself and stay true to them. Too much information can tie you in knots. Tonight: Do what you love.SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)★★★★Make healthy lifestyle choices a family affair. Join a gym or take power walks together. Purchase weights so you can work out at home. Prepare nutritious and balanced meals. The fun is eating the delicious results. Tonight: Plan weekend activities.SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)★★★Use your charisma to get your foot in the door. Take the lead even though you don’t always like being in charge. There is no time like the present. Friends and family will support you if you fall. Tonight: Story time.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)★★★★Carve out a space for alone time. Just say “no” to parties and social events. Friends will understand. Use your imagination. A drawing pad and notebook is all you need to delve into new ways to express yourself. Tonight: Karaoke.AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)★★★Get together with friends who make you laugh. Keep the conversation light. A serious talk is for another time. Get tickets to a concert or sporting event. Order online. It might take time, but it is worth the wait. Tonight: Play trivia.PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)★★★★★Share ideas with people you respect but whose views are different from yours. Incorporate those concepts into your work and think outside the box. Reward yourself for your efforts. Treat yourself to a frivolous yet inexpensive item. Tonight: Practice public speaking.Born today: Writer Hans Christian Andersen (1805), actor Alec Guinness (1914), singer Emmylou Harris (1947) Facebook Twitter Linkedin Horoscope: April 29, 2021 Tamia Banks Horoscope: May 2, 2021 Horoscope: April 30, 2021 Tamia Bankshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamia-banks/ Horoscope: April 28, 2021
News News Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of April 29 – May 7: Man charged in Capital Gazette shooting enters plea of “not criminally responsible”The man accused of killing five staff members at the Capital Gazette newspaper office in Maryland last June entered a plea of not criminally responsible, which is Maryland’s version of an insanity plea, on April 29. If a judge or jury finds him guilty, Jarrod Ramos could be committed to a state psychiatric facility instead of a prison. He must undergo a mental health evaluation by the state of Maryland before a judge or jury can reach a verdict in a trial that is set to begin November 4. Ramos faces a total of 23 counts, including five counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder and six counts of first-degree assault. Prior to the June 28 shooting, the man had long held a grudge against the Annapolis newspaper. In December, the Capital Gazette staff and families of the victims were honored as TIME magazine’s 2018 person of the year. When asked to comment on World Press Freedom Day on May 3, President Donald Trump disparaged the news media for its “dishonest” and unfair reporting while acknowledging that he has a “very good relationship” with some of the press. During an Oval Office meeting on Friday with Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, President Trump said: “Unfortunately, some of the press does not cover me accurately and in fact, they go out of their way to cover me inaccurately, so I don’t think that’s a free press. I think that’s a dishonest press.” The president did, however, compliment The New York Times—an organization he often attacks—for a story it published on May 2 about an undercover investigator the Federal Bureau of Investigation had sent to meet one of his campaign aides during the 2016 presidential election. The next day, President Trump put out a tweet that described the Times and several other news organizations as “Radical Left Wing Media” that publish “fake news,” referring to their reporting on the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. May 6, 2019 US – #WeeklyAddress: April 29 – May 7: Man charged in Capital Gazette shooting enters plea of “not criminally responsible” United StatesAmericas Help by sharing this information to go further News The United States ranks 48th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. June 7, 2021 Find out more On World Press Freedom Day, President Trump says “dishonest” coverage about him is “not free press” Members of Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign staff reportedly blocked journalists from asking the candidate questions at a May 1 rally in Iowa, according to a Twitter thread from freelancer Marcus DiPaola. DiPaola, who was covering the rally, tweeted that staffers physically put themselves between the former vice president and reporters, and that one staffer allegedly took a photo of a reporter during an interaction. In another altercation, a staffer reportedly placed her hands in front of the camera to block the reporter from taking a photo and DiPaola himself was also physically blocked from photographing Biden. This is not the first time that staff working for Biden have attempted to restrict press access. In 2013, Biden’s former press secretary publicly apologized to student journalist Jeremy Barr after he was forced to delete photos of Biden he took at a public event, and two years prior a reporter from the Orlando Sentinel who had been invited to cover a fundraiser for the vice president was held in a closet until Biden arrived because staffers didn’t want him “mingling with the crowd.” News United StatesAmericas Mandel NGAN / AFP Biden campaign staffers block reporters from asking questions RSF_en Receive email alerts June 3, 2021 Find out more For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Organisation WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Businesses across the country participated in a campaign on May 2 to help bring home Austin Tice, the only American journalist being detained overseas. Seventy-nine restaurants and one beauty salon around the country donated a portion of the revenue they raised that day to the $1 million FBI reward for information leading to the safe return of Tice, an award-winning journalist and former Marine Corps Captain who was detained on August 14, 2012 while covering the unfolding civil war in Syria. RSF, one of the partner organizations that organized the Night Out, published a press release promoting the event, which you can find here. In an interview with NBC News on May 3, parents Marc and Debra Tice told his captors in Syria there will be “great benefit” and that US authorities will feel “sincere appreciation” if their son returns home. They also said there is “no doubt in anyone’s mind” that Austin is alive, mirroring the Trump administration’s position on the journalist’s case. Robert O’Brien, the administration’s special envoy for hostage affairs, said at a National Press Club news conference last November that the administration believes Tice is alive and that White House officials are working with journalists and news organizations to bring him back to the United States. Follow the news on United States National campaign raises money to help bring home detained American journalist Austin Tice NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out more
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An alert and well-informed citizen makes you less of a target to a criminal. Remember; call the South Pasadena Police Department to report any suspicious activity.Residential BurglaryÂ â€¢ 4-3-13, 6 PM to 4-8-13, 6:30 PM, 1300 block of Meridian. Suspect(s) enters through an unlocked window and takes loss. LOSS: Liquor.â€¢ 4-3-13, 3 PM to 6:50 PM, 100 block of Monterey. Suspect(s) enters carport area of apartment complex and takes loss. LOSS: Scooter.â€¢ 1-25-13 to 3-25-13, 1700 block of Meridian (garage). Suspect(s) enters through an unlocked side door and takes loss. LOSS: Power tools.â€¢ 3-16-13, 11 AM to 3-24-13, 8 PM, 1100 block of Mound. Suspect(s) enters by unknown means and takes loss. LOSS: Clothes and box of popsicles.Auto Burglary4-2-13, 5PM to 4-3-13, 10 AM, 1700 block of Grevelia. â€™04, Ford Explorer. Suspect(s) smashes window to gain entry. LOSS: Binoculars.â€¢ 4-2-13, 12 AM to 5 AM, 300 block of Grace. â€™03, Lexus ES 300. Suspect(s) enter by unknown means. LOSS: CDs, sunglasses, vehicle registration, insurance and misc. personal papers.Drunk in Public4-6-13, 9:45 PM, 1600 block of Huntington. Officers respond to a person lying on the sidewalk. Officers locate suspect who is found to be intoxicated and unable to care for himself. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Male, Hispanic, 49 years, Los Angeles.DUIâ€¢ 4-5-13, 12:10 AM, 1000 block of Fair Oaks, Pasadena. Officer sees suspect run from a restaurant to a parked vehicle and drive away. Officer believes suspect may have committed a crime and was fleeing, and stops vehicle. No crime is found to have occurred, but suspect is found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and has a suspended/revoked driverâ€™s license. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Male, Hispanic, 25 years, Los Angeles.â€¢ 4-4-13, 3:26 AM, Monterey/Fairview. Suspect is stopped for a traffic violation and found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Female, Hispanic, 24 years, Los Angeles.â€¢ 4-4-13, 2:22 AM, Monterey/Fremont. Suspect is involved in a non-injury traffic collision and found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Male, White, 26 years, South Pasadena.Assaults3-22-13, 9:10 PM, 1700 block of Hanscom. Victim is babysitting nephew/nieces when suspect (ex-brother in law) enters residence. Suspect walks past victim and bumps victim. Suspect later leaves and victim calls police.Prowling4-2-13, 11:38 PM, 200 block of Mockingbird. Victim (female, 36 years) is in bathroom and looks outside the partially opened window. Victim sees suspect staring through same window looking at her. Victim yells and suspect leaves. SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: Unknown male.False Info to Police Officer4-3-13, 1:39 AM, 800 block of Stoney (Arroyo Park). Officers contact suspect who is sitting in a parked vehicle at a park during closed hours. Suspect provides false name to officers. Suspectâ€™s true identity if discovered and suspect is found to be a juvenile out during nighttime curfew hours. SUSPECT ARRESTED: Female, Juvenile.Theftâ€¢ 4-8-13, 7:53 AM, 1900 block of Fremont (Almansor Center). Suspect(s) takes unattended loss from classroom. LOSS: Galaxy Tablet.â€¢ 3-25-13, 7:25 AM to 3-26-13, 7:25 AM, 1600 block of Via Del Rey. Suspect(s) takes loss from victimâ€™s unlocked rear camper. LOSS: Tools.â€¢ 3-18-13, 2:32 to 3:45 PM, 1700 block of Oxley. Suspect(s) takes loss from victimâ€™s front porch. LOSS: Parcel package.Identity Theft/Credit Card/Check Fraudâ€¢ January 2013 to 4-8-13, 1000 block of Mission (Videoteque). Suspect(s) uses victimâ€™s membership card to rent videos.â€¢ 4-2-13 to 4-6-13, 1400 block of Milan. Suspect(s) forges a check with victimâ€™s personal information and cashes three checks.â€¢ 3-29-13 to 4-1-13, 1800 block of Spruce. Suspect(s) gains access to victimâ€™s debit card account and makes an unauthorized purchase.â€¢ 3-13-13 to 4-8-13, 200 block of Monterey. Suspect(s) uses victimâ€™s personal information to open two credit card accounts.Vandalism4-5-13, 4 AM to 4-6-13, 5:39 AM, 800 block of Mission (Cordial Cleaners). Suspect(s) smashes glass door.For graffiti removal, call the City of South Pasadena â€œGraffiti Removal Hotlineâ€ at (626) 403-7249. This is a 24-hour a day recording. A written release is required prior to removal from private property. 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Community News Outward Bound Adventures, One of Pasadena’s ‘Best Kept Secrets’ in Youth Development, Hosts Open House This Week By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | 4:07 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News 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 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’s beloved organization Outward Bound Adventures has been shaping the minds of the local youth since 1959 and shows no signs of stopping any time soon. The OBA has since expanded beyond the city limits and evolved into a nationally recognized organization that uses the out of doors to educate youth and families about the environment and stewardship, promote self-development and provide outdoor career exposure to urban youth.This staple organization is welcoming anyone and everyone to its open house Thursday to spotlight the staff, students and revered programs that have brought tens of thousands of kids through its doors and into the wilderness for over five decades of service.“There’s a little slice of wilderness in all of us and after fifty four years we are still relevant and one of Pasadena’s best kept secrets in youth development,” said 45 year OBA veteran and Executive Director Charles Thomas.OBA uses the wilderness, urban communities and classroom settings to teach youth and families about the natural world. It engages them in long-term outdoor initiatives and environmental learning activities that promote self-mastery, accountability, health and community service.OBA was originally founded by then Cleveland Elementary teacher Helen Mary Williams and focused on providing outdoor experiences for students who were primarily African-American, Asian, and Hispanic youth from economically disadvantaged families.Urban and low income people of color have traditionally played a small role and have been absent in outdoor education, according to Thomas.“There’s a little bit of wilderness in all of us. It’s a wonderful place to get back in touch with yourself. There’s a unmedicated stillness about the outdoors that you cannot get anywhere near in the city to what you can experience out there,” said Thomas.The program gives students a full experience without having to work about any outdoor necessities. OBA provides he best of camping equipment, transportation, trained adult supervision, life changing programs, healthy food and culturally relevant instruction.Six key ares of focus are: Eco-Literacy and Cultural-Literacy, Teambuilding and Leadership Physical Challenge, Stewardship and Leave No Trace ethics, Outdoor Careers in Conservation and Community Cooking.“That sense of commitment, passion and leadership is something that has always been around. I think once these young people discover it within themselves, they are hooked and it becomes meaningful,” said OBA Office Administrator David Quintin.The average residence time for a youth member in OBA is approximately four years with many going on to eventually work for the OBA or work with other organizations such as the U.S. Forestry Service and others.“We’re giving these kids alternatives and options to something they traditionally would have never had access to. It’s another career path, but it’s also a way to self mastery. The self mastery and self reliance that you learn while being int he wilderness is unparalleled to most careers,” said Thomas.OBA had over 470 students go through their program last year alone and includes kids from various parts of L.A. County and the San Gabriel Valley, according to Quintin. OBA works directly with PUSD and the city of Pasadena to get the word out and recruit young people to get involved.“They provided team building exercises and lead a group of John Muir High School students on a hiking trip last year. We’re in conversations to take more full advantage of the opportunities that Outward Bound Adventures Adventures can make available to John Muir High School students,” said PUSD Family and Community Engagement Coordinator Hilda Ramirez about the trips that range from overnight camping to twenty day wilderness excursions.Since its inception, OBA has profoundly impacted the Southern California community, helping approximately 70,000 urban children, young adults and families identify new vistas for their lives by gaining effective leadership skills and personal confidence through challenging outdoor trips to excel in their urban environment, according to the website.“The OBA has an ability to flex and morph to better serve a culture that’s changing over time as we came into a serious electronic age. We’ve been able to still make the outdoors, a non electronic universe, relevant to a young urban population,” said Thomas.According to Thomas, OBA focuses on creating qualified and urban based instructors that the kids can easily identify with on several levels to create relationships that last even on hiking adventures that can last up to twenty days in the wilderness.“OBA has single handedly demonstrated to the nation that this population does want to be apart of the outdoor conversation sector. We’re trying to provide access and opportunity to get folks out and connected to the outdoors in a way that is understandable, palatable and much appreciated,” explained Thomas.Today, OBA is a national leader in outdoor education. Its programs have been adopted as models by outdoor agencies nationally. 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WhatsApp Advertisement Report by Andrew CareyAS positive reaction emerges from the tourism sector in the wake of Minister Michael Noonan’s Budget 2014, calls are now being made for Ryanair to reintroduce services from Shannon Airport after the abolition of the airport tax was included in the Minister’s summary.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Local political representatives have called on Michael O’Leary to increase the airline’s presence in the region and aid the sector through air travel after it axed several routes in 2009 and 2010.Shannon-based Clare Senator Tony Mulcahy (FG) was amongst those who have appealed to Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary to “live up to his repeated pledges” that the company would reverse their decision to axe services at the airport on foot of news that the Air Travel Tax is to be abolished.“In the three to four years since Ryanair greatly reduced the number of routes served out of Shannon Airport, the airline has repeatedly indicated that it would restore services in the event of the Air Travel Tax being abolished,” explained Senator Mulcahy.Senator Mulcahy added: “Some will claim that Ryanair used the introduction of the Travel Tax as an excuse for its decision to withdraw services from Shannon Airport but I feel this tax certainly was a primary contributory factor to such a move. Ryanair’s once considerable presence at Shannon generated significant jobs and revenue. At the height of its success in Shannon, Ryanair accounted for 60% or two million of the airport’s traffic.Meantime, Limerick hoteliers and representatives from the Restaurants Association of Ireland have welcomed the retention of the 9% VAT rate for the hospitality sector and endorsed at as a positive for jobs.Matthias Muller, Branch Chair, Shannon IHF says that the reduced VAT rate has been enormously successful to date, enabling tourism and hospitality businesses to take on 15,200 additional jobs at a very difficult time when employment would otherwise have dropped significantly.The budget is good news for Irish tourism and is a clear recognition by the Government of the importance of tourism as a labour intensive industry with enormous potential for further job creation added the branch’s chair. Email BusinessNewsCalls for Ryanair to increase Shannon flights as industry boosted by budget outlinesBy admin – October 16, 2013 522 Twitter Previous articleCounty Senior Football Final Preview with Paddy PowerNext articleJudge concerned over State’s approach to Garda prosecution admin Print Shannon Chamber Expresses Disappointment at Ryanair’s Decision to Close Shannon Base for Winter “Shannon Airport is a vital component of our tourism infrastructure” No vaccines in Limerick yet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April TAGSfeaturedfull-imageRyanair Oireachtas Committee to hold series of meetings in response to aviation crisis Facebook Linkedin Statement in response to Ryanair’s decision to close Cork and Shannon bases for winter season
Previous articleGlobal Alcohol Prep Pad Industry Market Analysis 2021 with Special Focus on the Chinese Market – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleArizona Metals Corp Announces Second Drill Rig Added to Kay Mine; Key Local Support Reaffirmed for Kay Mine Development Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Facebook Pinterest Twitter CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Devbridge, the world’s leading digital product consultancy firm promotes leaders to new opportunities and expands their global footprint and office capabilities. Devbridge is pleased to welcome Ian Spatz, who joins Devbridge as Managing Director, leading the London office, serving clients throughout Western Europe. “Ian will take ultimate ownership of client success, while continuing to grow the London-based cross-functional team of product managers, product designers, and client principals,” states Adam Rusciolelli, Vice President of Services at Devbridge. Prior to Devbridge, Ian was Practice Director for Slalom London and Senior Manager of Trading, Investments, and Optimization Strategy at Accenture. Ian takes over for Ray King, who established the London office in 2017 and grew both the client base and team throughout his tenure leading the office. Ray King is promoted to the role of Global Head of Business Development at Devbridge’s Chicago headquarters, focusing specifically on establishing partnerships with new clients. “Ray brings a wealth of experience in Devbridge methodology, client delivery; as well as business development,” Rusciolelli noted. Renata McCurley is promoted to Director of Product Management, supporting Devbridge’s Chicago, London and Toronto offices. “Renata will focus on driving our global Product Management discipline forward by ensuring teams employ a consistent and evolving approach to solving client’s challenges, while shaping the next generation of product management leaders at Devbridge,” Rusciolelli explained. Devbridge is excited to announce new offices in Warsaw, Poland. The Warsaw office will specifically service global clients and be managed by Viktoras Gurgždys, Vice President of Engineering at Devbridge. To support Devbridge’s continued growth, new construction will commence at the Vilnius office, building spaces specifically for teams. This new location features a 1,000 m2 outdoor deck with relaxation areas, garden, running track, basketball court, and café/bar scheduled to be complete early 2022. “Devbridge continues to invest in its offices globally to provide employees with the comfort, utility, and flexibility needed for our teams to be productive and happy,” Rusciolelli added. Open positions across all product disciplines in Devbridge’s global offices can be viewed devbridge.com/open-position/. Devbridge is the world’s leading digital product firm that builds custom software to achieve organizational change. Using our proven methodology and tooling, Devbridge creates digital products to advance leading companies in aviation, agribusiness, distribution & logistics, financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005197/en/ CONTACT: Jamie Born [email protected] KEYWORD: IRELAND POLAND UNITED STATES UNITED KINGDOM NORTH AMERICA EUROPE ILLINOIS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SOURCE: Devbridge Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 05:00 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 05:01 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005197/en TAGS Twitter Devbridge Continues International Growth & Expansion Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp
ChiccoDodiFC/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — A shooting was reported Thursday morning at a high school in Santa Clarita, California, where multiple people are believed to be injured, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.Deputies have swarmed the scene at Saugus High School, about 35 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.Students were led single file through the campus by armed officers. Multiple ambulances were spotted at the scene.Two nearby elementary schools were placed on lockdown, according to sheriff’s officials. Story developing…Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.