Yetu Microfinance Bank Plc (YETU.tz) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgYetu Microfinance Bank Plc (YETU.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Yetu Microfinance Bank Plc (YETU.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Yetu Microfinance Bank Plc (YETU.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Yetu Microfinance Bank Plc (YETU.tz)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileYetu Microfinance Bank Plc is a microfinance bank in Tanzania, providing financial products and services to unbanked and under-banked communities. The company offers solidarity group loans for clients in an organised group, as well as loans for individuals, students, mixed farming and smallholding farmers and small-and-medium enterprises. Yetu Microfinance Bank also offers financial services for international and domestic money transfers and payments, and mobile banking and ATM services. Its deposit products comprise compulsory (collateral) savings and voluntary deposits. Yetu Microfinance Bank has branches in Mzizima, Mbagala Ifakara, Zanzibar, Kilwa and Mngeta. Yetu Microfinance Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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2 FTSE 250 growth and income stocks I’d buy for my 2020 ISA

first_img 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. After a three-year slide, Rank Group (LSE: RNK) shares turned upwards again last summer. The company had been suffering from stagnating earnings as gaming revenues shifted online, but Rank is joining the turning tide.Analysts are now expecting a 35% resurgence in earnings this year, with accelerating dividend growth. The result has been a 90% share price gain over the past 12 months. I think there’s more to come.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…First half results delivered Thursday underscore what I see as an impressive transformation, with a shift towards online delivery. While total underlying net gaming revenue (NGR) rose by 10.3%, digital revenue surged 13.8%. NGR from traditional venues rose 9.5%, though it still makes up the bulk.ProfitThe bottom line appears to be soaring, with underlying operating profit up 87% to £59.8m. Underlying pre-tax profit is up 73% to £52.9m. That supports analysts’ pre-tax consensus of £97m for the full year, and I think Rank could do even better than that.Rank showed modest underlying net debt of £59m, from net cash of £7.7m a year previously, but still raised its dividend by 30%. Statutory net debt reached £300.5m though, so I’d need to examine the difference more closely before I’d buy.We’re looking at a forward P/E of around 14.5, dropping to 12.8 on 2021 forecasts. I’m not sure that alone provides the safety I’d need, and the gaming business can be volatile. But further growth beyond 2021, plus continued progressive dividends, would assuage that fear.There’s a bit more investigation needed, but Rank is definitely a ‘buy’ candidate for me.ClimbingBrexit might have kicked the stuffing out of the housebuilding business, and a no-deal dumping could have hit even harder. But sooner or later (and hopefully it’s sooner now), we’ll be over the economic effects. And we’ll still be facing a deep and chronic housing shortage.As a result, I’ve been persistently bullish over the sector, and I think Redrow (LSE: RDW) could be in for a winning decade.Redrow shares have been climbing since December and are now up 31% over 12 months. They’re also up 158% over five years. But Redrow has looked perpetually undervalued compared to the sector. And even after that strong price performance, the shares are on a P/E of only 8.6.Taylor Wimpey shares, by contrast, command a P/E of 11, and fellow FTSE 250 builder Crest Nicholson is on a multiple of more than 12. Redrow’s expected dividend yields are lower than those two, and that probably explains the valuation difference.DividendsThe City is expecting 3.9% this year, which is perhaps unexciting, but still represents a five-fold dividend rise in five years. A further uplift suggested for 2021 would elevate the yield to 5.5%, which would be more than twice covered by earnings.2019 brought record pre-tax profit for Redrow, with very strong cash generation of £124m (from £63m in 2018). And though earnings are expected to flatten over the next couple of years, I see a long-term cash cow here. 2 FTSE 250 growth and income stocks I’d buy for my 2020 ISA Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 30th January, 2020 | More on: RDW RNK Image source: Getty Images. 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.center_img See all posts by Alan Oscroft “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Redrow. 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. 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. 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3 of the best UK stocks to buy in an ISA in May

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 3 of the best UK stocks to buy in an ISA in May Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Treatt. 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. 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.center_img Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. See all posts by Royston Wild I’m on the hunt for some of the best UK stocks to buy in May. I won’t load up on UK shares just according to how their share prices might perform though.Stock markets can be volatile for company-specific reasons as well as concerns related to the broader economy. Buying for a short-term perspective is risky business then.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…That’s not to say there’s anything wrong with investing on the expectation that a UK share might rise in value. Here are three of the best stocks to buy in my Stocks and Shares ISA today and hold for the long haul. I think they might soar in May too.One of the best stocks to buy?I think snapping up Cambria Automobiles before full-year results come out on Wednesday, 5 May, could be a good idea. Demand for automobiles is usually one of the fastest things to recover when broader economic conditions recover. It’s something I think could become apparent in this UK share’s upcoming financial statement.Latest industry data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed new car sales in Britain soar 11% year-on-year in March. Obviously a fresh wave of Covid-19 cases on these shores could hamper this recovery. But the successful coronavirus vaccine rollout means trade at car retailers likes Cambria could continue to strengthen.Carbuilding colossusI’d also happily buy TI Fluid Systems for my Stocks and Shares ISA before first-quarter numbers are released on Wednesday, 12 May. I think this UK share is one of the best stocks to buy for those betting on a strong bounceback in car demand.This is because the business builds fluid-carrying technology like brake and fuel lines that are critical components in auto manufacturing.Fresh data from the SMMT suggests that carbuilding might already be experiencing a sharp snapback following 2020’s problems too. It said that manufacturing in the UK soared almost 47% year-on-year in March.While TI Systems’ trading outlook appears to be improving, remember that a failure of any of its highly-complex products could cause serious reputational damage and a subsequent loss of key customers.Sales are soaringA set of positive trading updates have helped the Treatt share price go berserk in 2021. The food and fragrance ingredients manufacturer has risen a whopping 40% in value since the turn of the year. So I think the company could also prove to be one of the best UK stocks to buy before half-year results are unpacked on Tuesday, 11 May.Last time out in April, Treatt said it had witnessed “strong performance across all categories.” The UK share is clearly making great progress on the sales front (up 14% in the six months to March).But be beware that commodity prices are (broadly speaking) on the march today. A sustained rise in citrus values could well derail strong profits growth at this UK share. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Royston Wild | Sunday, 2nd May, 2021 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

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Garden Club Offers Scholarships

first_img The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleFishing Experts in Apopka This WeekendNext articleDana Rowe – Apopka Elementary School Teacher of the Year Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Pat Raub, the president of the Foliage Garden Club of Apopka announced today that the Club is now accepting scholarship applications from students entering grades 10-12 to attend the Save the Earth’s Environment through Knowledge (SEEK), Conference to be held June 12-15 at Silver Springs State Park in Silver Springs, FL.“SEEK focuses on today’s critical environmental issues which include climate change, energy conservation, water quality, and preservation.  Field trips, hands-on workshops and information on careers in environmental science and conservation will be offered  as well as opportunities for swimming, hiking and canoeing.” Ms. Raub continued.More information here: 2016 SEEK ConferenceApplication forms for students can be obtained online .  The deadline for completed applications is April 15, 2016. Submit applications to Ms. Julye Phillips, 1607 Oak St., Kissimmee, FL 34741.The finalists may be asked to submit a one page description of how they would benefit by attending this seminar.The Foliage Garden Club will provide the $225 fee for the student which includes lodging and meals.  Transportation to and from the conference to be provided by the family.” Ms. Raub concluded.The Foliage Garden Club’s major fund raising activity is thier 30th Anniversary Fashion Show and Luncheon  being  held Saturday,  February 27, 11 am  at the First United Methodist Church, Park Avenue in Apopka.  Tickets are $20. Deadline for ticket purchase is February 22nd .  Tickets can be obtained from any club member or by calling Kay Huth at 407-889-2872.More details here:  Foliage Garden Club Fashion Show LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Apopka expands summer youth employment program

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear TAGSApopka Youth WorksCareerSource Central FloridaCity of Apopka Previous article100 years later, the madness of daylight saving time enduresNext article2,305 vote-by-mail and early voting ballots cast in Apopka elections Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate This is a great program! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 1 COMMENTcenter_img March 9, 2018 at 3:59 pm Barbara McLeod You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! From the City of Apopka Public Information OfficeApopka Youth Works – an award-winning partnership between the City of Apopka and CareerSource Central Florida – is returning for its fourth and largest-ever summer of jobs, financial and career education for local high school students.More than 150 students ages 16 and older will participate in seven weeks of career education and on-site work experience with Apopka area businesses beginning in June. Apopka Youth Works started in 2015 with just 32 students and since expanded to offer more jobs, learning opportunities and career guidance for youth from moderate- to low-income families.For many, it is their first chance to work in a real-world business environment and try out their many talents.The program received more than 150 applications in the past two months. The submission deadline has been extended to March 14. To apply, visit www.apopkayouthworks.com. Call (407) 703-1819 for more information.“Apopka Youth Works is an extraordinary success with invaluable support from CareerSource Central Florida, Apopka’s wonderful business community and so many dedicated and hard-working young people,” said Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. “This is an ideal investment in our youth that pays dividends to the future workforce of Apopka.”Participating businesses get young and energetic summer workers at no cost. All that is needed is a safe and supervised workplace. The experience can help to prepare each student for a lifetime of work. Interested businesses should contact Dr. Shakenya Harris-Jackson at [email protected] benefit of the program: All juniors will get one school credit for career and technical internships.Apopka Youth Works includes a week-long training program – Workplace Essentials – to provide 24 hours of essential lessons such as how to write an effective résumé and cover letter, interview techniques, communication skills, conflict resolution, and professional workplace etiquette.Students also participate in the United States Conference of Mayors’ DollarWise Campaign. DollarWise provides youth with financial literacy curricula targeting money management skills. By completing five online education modules, students are eligible to win Apple iPads and other prizes.In 2017, the U.S. Conference of Mayors recognized Apopka Youth Works among the best youth work education, financial literacy, and career exploration programs in the country. Apopka also received a $10,000 grant.On May 8, Apopka Youth Works will host program participants for a financial literacy night to learn about money management, savings, and credit. Guest speakers include nationally recognized youth financial literacy advocate Angel Rich, who is co-founder and CEO of The Wealth Factory that creates financial literacy and workforce development games geared toward young people.Some Apopka Youth Works students will forego the summer jobs and weekly paychecks for tuition-free, college-level training to earn Emergency Medical Technician certification. Classes will meet three times a week for 11 weeks at Apopka’s Gilliam Training Center, and with instructors from the fully accredited OMI College of Health Sciences.Students will earn a total of 300 hours of classwork along with hands-on training at the Apopka Fire Department and at Florida Hospital Apopka. When completed, they will be tested to become certified emergency medical technicians and emergency vehicle operators. Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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PDSA launches stock appeal for its shops

first_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Veterinary charity PDSA has launched an urgent appeal for donations of items for its chain of 178 charity shops.While demand for its vet services increased by 10% last year, and is expected to grow further this year, donations of stock which can be sold by its charity shops have not kept pace.“Without more donations to our shops we may struggle to help deliver the increasing demand for vet services”, said PDSA’s Director of Business Services, Andrew Holl.Other charity shops have also launched urgent stock appeals, such as those run by Cancer Research UK.www.pdsa.org.uk Tagged with: recession Research / statistics Trading PDSA launches stock appeal for its shops 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. Howard Lake | 12 March 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election

first_img Receive email alerts News October 16, 2020 Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election @Photo AFP June 15, 2020 Find out more to go further Côte d’Ivoire is ranked 69th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. As reporters continue to be harassed and threatened over their coverage of the campaign for Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election at the end of the month, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the country’s politicians to stop regarding journalists at their opponents and let them do their job of reporting the news. Deutsche Welle’s Côte d’Ivoire correspondent, Julien Adayé, was meanwhile roughed up by police in the north Abidjan suburb of Abobo while covering an opposition protest against President Alassane Ouattara’s controversial decision to run for a third term. Organisation RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections Reports Pinto told RSF that the comment he tweeted along with a video shortly after arriving set off “an avalanche of more and more vehement and aggressive reactions,” which he didn’t notice until the end of the day. He meanwhile covered the meeting live on the air for RFI and sent reports for the next morning’s news show. “But the only thing obsessing the people on Twitter was the video showing a still half-empty stadium.” Those who ordered French-Canadian journalist Guy André Kieffer’s murder in Abidjan in 2004 are still at large, while the policeman who murdered RFI’s correspondent, Abidjan-based French journalist Jean Hélène, in 2003, is due to be released on 27 October on completing a 17-year prison sentence. Côte d’IvoireAfrica Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsEvents Organized crimeImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence RSF_en @RSF_Inter center_img Côte d’IvoireAfrica Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsOnline freedomsEvents Organized crimeImpunityFreedom of expressionViolence Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Shortly after arriving, Pinto tweeted: “The opposition’s anti-third-term rally is so far struggling to fill FHB stadium. Speakers accuse the authorities of blocking buses of supporters at Yopougon. Opposition leaders have yet to arrive.” This triggered a spate of reactions including one in which an opposition leader wondered whether journalists shouldn’t be physically attacked. Other recent targets include Afriksoir news website promoter André Sylver Konan and Abidjan.net reporter Félix Diby Boni, who were subjected to threats and verbal attacks from politicians in connection with their political coverage. Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives October 29, 2020 Find out more November 27, 2020 Find out more News “These threats against journalists, who are just doing their job by reporting what they see in the field, are serious and disturbing,” said Assane Diagne, the director of RSF’s West Africa office. “They are all the more worrying because journalists have fallen victim to the worst forms of violence in times of political tension in the past in Côte d’Ivoire. We urge politicians to stop treating journalists as their opponents and stop targeting them, because they have an essential role to play in the electoral process.” As reporters continue to be harassed and threatened over their coverage of the campaign for Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election at the end of the month, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the country’s politicians to stop regarding journalists at their opponents and let them do their job of reporting the news. Several journalists working for foreign media outlets, including Radio France Internationale correspondent Pierre Pinto, were threatened on social media during an opposition rally in Abidjan’s Félix Houphouët Boigny Stadium on 11 October. Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

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Reporter threatened by Pointe-Noire authorities

first_imgNews Organisation RSF_en October 27, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter threatened by Pointe-Noire authorities News Joint call for Brazzaville journalist’s release Perrin has for days been the target of grave threats from Pointe-Noire’s prefect, police chief, mayor and other officials, and today he was summoned to the city’s law courts.The threats began when Perrin, whose reporting is widely followed, covered opposition demonstrations in late September and again on 17 October, when the police opened fire on a crowd of demonstrators in Pointe-Noire. He had also been the target of intimidation in the past.He was the victim of an apparent kidnap attempt while driving his car on 20 October. Masked men in police uniforms ordered him to pull over but he managed to drive away. Since then, he and his family have been the target of several kidnap and death threats by the local authorities.“We call on the Congolese authorities to stop trying to intimidate the media,” Reporters Without Borders editor in chief Virginie Dangles said. “Journalists must be able to work freely, especially during an election period.”The political climate is very tense as a result of a referendum on a controversial new constitution on 25 October. Radio France Internationale’s local FM retransmission signal and the Internet were disconnected on 20 October as a major opposition protest was being organized.Ghys Fortuné Bemba Dombe, a journalist with the Brazza News website, was arrested yesterday and is still being held. In a recent article, he accused President Denis Sassou Nguesso of using mercenaries to attack the new constitution’s opponents.The Republic of Congo is ranked 107th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Ailing magazine editor held illegally in Brazzaville for more than a month Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Congo-Brazzaville March 5, 2021 Find out more Congo celebrates World Press Freedom Day by sentencing a journalist to six months in prison Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is very worried about the threats to Christian Perrin, a freelance journalist based in the Republic of Congo’s second biggest city, Pointe-Noire, and urges the civilian authorities and military to stop trying to intimidate Perrin and other journalists. to go further News Congo-BrazzavilleAfrica March 31, 2021 Find out more Congo-BrazzavilleAfrica May 4, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

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Don’t Get Super Busted on Super Bowl Sunday by Driving Impaired

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena Police Department is encouraging all football fans to celebrate Super Bowl LIII responsibly by not driving impaired, or letting other fans get behind the wheel when they shouldn’t.“Have a game plan for the big game by making sure you have a safe way to get home,” Pasadena Police Lieutenant Mark Goodman said. “Your best defense against impaired driving is to use a designated sober driver.”“Millions of people will be watching the Super Bowl at parties and establishments across the country,” said Lieutenant Goodman. “Don’t put others at risk because you chose to break the law and drive impaired.”Pasadena Police Department also reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.If you’re hosting a party, be a team player and have plenty of snacks and non-alcoholic drinks available for designated sober drivers. Be sure to monitor who is drinking and how they are getting home. If you plan to drink, don’t plan to drive. Even one drink can be one too many so have your sober friend be the “MVP” and get you home, use ride-share or take public transportation. Anyone who sees a drunk driver should call 911.“No matter who you are rooting for on Super Bowl Sunday, we are all on the same team when the game ends so remember to go safely.” Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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.center_img Business News More Cool Stuff 2 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment 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 Uncategorized Don’t Get Super Busted on Super Bowl Sunday by Driving Impaired Published on Friday, February 1, 2019 | 1:55 pm Community Newslast_img read more

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Officials Spray Fire Retardant Along Arroyo Seco as Fireworks Calls Spike by 700 percent

first_img Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Interim Fire Chief Bryan Fieders, center, discusses the dangers of illegal fireworks taking place on 4th of July during Pasadena’s annual Fourth of July public safety message at the Southwest corner of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 27 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s Public Information Officer Lisa Derderian, left, and Pasadena Interim Fire Chief Bryan Fieders during Pasadena’s annual 4th of July public safety message at the Southwest corner of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Pasadena Police Corporal Cristian Allen translates in Spanish Pasadena’s 4th of July public safety message, at the Southwest corner of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) More Cool Stuff 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. “No Fireworks in Pasadena” a sign posted on Pasadena’s fire trucks during the Pasadena’s Fourth of July public safety message at the Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Firefighters apply Phos-Chek around the Arroyo at the Southwest corner of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Firefighters prepare for the application of Phos-Chek around the Arroyo at the Southwest corner of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * ‹› Public Safety Officials Spray Fire Retardant Along Arroyo Seco as Fireworks Calls Spike by 700 percent By BRIAN DAY and EDDIE RIVERA | Photography by JAMES CARBONE Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 | 5:32 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Officials set out to douse Pasadena’s high fire danger areas with Phos-chek Wednesday as police and fire officials warned of a seven-fold increase in calls regarding illegal fireworks use in the city.The traditional AmericaFest Independence Day fireworks show at the Rose Bowl has been cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But illegal fireworks use has rocketed to unprecedented levels, Pasadena Police Chief John Perez said.“We are absolutely seeing an increase across this country in the use of fireworks, and not just regular fireworks. We are seeing an increase in dangerous fireworks… the M-80s,” he said.Perez warned that both police officers and firefighters were on the lookout for fireworks.“We will be enforcing our ordinance,” he said. “The ordinance has up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.”Should things get out of hand, additional charges such as arson or endangering children are possible, the chief added.Property owners may be cited for allowing fireworks to be used on their properties, and citations can be issued even if the fireworks have already been ignited before officials arrive, Perez said. Authorities have issued 20 fireworks citations and seized almost 300 pounds of celebratory explosives so far this year.“It’s going to be important for all of us to take care of one another, to be one community, to ensure that we know what the laws are, and we know what we should be doing as community members,” Perez said.In another Pasadena tradition, firefighters set out to spray the fire-retardant chemical Phos-chek around the Arroyo Seco and other areas of high fire concern.“It’s that bread red substance that comes out of airplanes during wildland fires,” he explained. “It is an environmentally-, pet-friendly substance that we spray on some of our wildland brush areas to try to prevent the ignition from fireworks or other ambers that may ignite it.”“Now some of us will say, ‘Wait a minute. The Rose Bowl isn’t having their traditional fireworks celebration.’” Frieders said. “As the chief alluded to, there’s been a 700 percent increase in calls for service for fireworks. We know that they exist just because the 4th of July isn’t happening at the Rose bowl doesn’t mean that fireworks aren’t a threat to our community. And that’s why we continue to move forward.”Fire equipment will be a common sight in the city over the next few days, officials said.“You’ll see water tenders, you’ll see patrols, you’ll see fire trucks, you’ll see firefighters along with our law enforcement and health partners,” Frieders said. Their goal is “to try to minimize the exposure, not only to COVID-19, but also these catastrophic wildfires. For the past several years, we’ve seen the effects of wildfires in communities. We’ve seen the devastation. We’ve seen the death. This press conference today is all about preventing that.”He also reminded homeowners that proper vegetation clearance can make all the difference should a fire break out nearby.In addition to fireworks, this year’s Independence Day weekend presents another danger: the novel coronavirus.With a “dramatic increase” in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations throughout Pasadena, L.A. County and California, “We are seriously concerned that unless there is an immediate change in the way people are conducting business and socializing, local hospitals will be overwhelmed in the coming weeks,” Pasadena Director of Public Health Dr. Ying-Ying Gho said.“Our data show that the increase in Pasadena cases is largely due to individuals and families venturing out with other households, having social gatherings or not being able, for various reasons, to maintain quarantine or isolation requirements,” she said.Many people appear to think that since businesses have begun reopening with health protocols in place, there is no longer a need to stay at home, according to the health director. “This is not the case. COVID-19 is still here, and the risk to all of us is real. Stay home, except for essential needs, and follow public health protocols.”“This weekend, to celebrate the 4th of July holiday, we are asking that you make the best choice for your health and the health of those around you,” Gho said. “Please do not attend parties or gatherings with your families or family or friends, and do not get together with anyone who does not live in your house.” Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News HerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeauty Firefighters prepare for the application of Phos-Chek around the Arroyo at the Southwest corner of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, a Public Health Director, gives an up-date on the Covid-19 pandemic during the Pasadena’s 4th of July public safety message at the Southwest corner of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (Photo by James Carbone) Pasadena Police Chief John Perez and Pasadena Interim Fire Chief Bryan Fieders during the Pasadena’s 4th of July public safety message, followed by the Pasadena Fire Departments application of Phos-Chek around the Arroyo at the Southwest corner of Pasadena’s Rose Bowl on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. 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