Pearson stops Libya payout as oil surges

first_img Tags: NULL Tuesday 1 March 2011 9:00 pm PENGUIN publisher Pearson yesterday took the unprecedented step of freezing dividend payments to Libya as pressure on the crumbling regime reached fever pitch.The firm cut all payments for the Libyan Investment Authority’s (LIA) 3.27 per cent holding “until further notice,” pointing to UN security sanctions on the country.The shock move came as oil prices continued to push higher, with Brent crude futures for April delivery hitting $114.5 yesterday, a new two-and-a-half year high. Oil production from fields operated by the Arabian Gulf Oil Co (Agoco), a firm based in east Libya, is down to about a third of normal levels as a result of the revolt against leader Muammar Gaddafi.Fears over oil sent petrol prices surging past the 130p a litre mark yesterday – only 2p away from £6 a gallon. The cost of filling up a typical 50-litre tank now costs £8.65 more than a year ago.Spot gold also hit three-month highs of $1,423.65 an ounce, as investors sought a safe-haven from the escalating troubles in the Middle East. Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia shares fell to their lowest level since November 2008, amid concerns that the unrest could spread to the region. Libyan rebels celebrated yesterday after fending off attacks from Gaddafi loyalists. Pro-democracy protesters managed to keep control of Zawiya, the closest city to capital Tripoli, and third city Zintan.The battles came as more senior military figures defected to the rebels and Gaddafi’s grip on power slipped further. The opposition now count tanks, anti-aircraft guns and machine guns among their growing arsenal.UK Prime Minister Cameron again called on Gaddafi to step down yesterday. whatsapp Pearson stops Libya payout as oil surges KCS-content More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

Unilever Ghana Limited (UNIL.gh) Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgUnilever Ghana Limited (UNIL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Unilever Ghana Limited (UNIL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unilever Ghana Limited (UNIL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unilever Ghana Limited (UNIL.gh)  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnilever Ghana Limited manufactures and markets fast-moving consumer goods which includes food, home and personal care products. Its food range includes margarine, spreads, beverages, soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressing and olive oil and ice-cream and frozen foods. Beverages include tea, weight management products and nutritionally-enhanced staples. Its home care range includes laundry and household care products. Its personal care range includes skin cleansing, skin care, oral care and deodorant products. The company provides products for professional chefs and caterers through its global division, Unilever Foodsolutions. Unilever Ghana Limited also has interests in investment management and real estate development in Ghana. The company is a subsidiary of Unilever PLC and its head office is in Tema, Ghana. Unilever Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Sameer Africa Limited (FIRE.ke) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgSameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Sameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sameer Africa Limited (SAMEER.ke)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSameer Africa Limited manufactures and imports tyres and automotive products and sells them through distribution outlets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Products in its range sold under the Yana brand name include passenger textile and steel-belted radials, light truck radial and bias and tyres for trucks, buses, agricultural, industrial and off-road vehicles. Sameer Africa also produce a range of tube and tubeless tyres as well as flaps which are sold under the Bridgestone brand. It services the retail sector, large fleets and government sectors through wholly-owned and branded tyre centres found in the major towns and cities of Kenya. Sameer Africa has interests in property investment and manages a property letting agency. Formerly known as Firestone East Africa (1969), the company changed its name to Sameer Africa Limited in 2005. Sameer Africa Limited is a subsidiary of Sameer Investments Limited. Its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Sameer Africa Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgSefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileSefalana Holdings Company Limited is a major retail operation with interests in the wholesale and retail distribution of fast-moving consumer goods in Botswana, Zambia, Lesotho and Namibia. It operates 20 major supermarkets under the retail name Sefalana Shopper; 25 cash-and-carry outlets trading under the name Sefalana Cash and Carry; 3 hyperstores trading as Sefalana Hyper Store; 4 liquor stores trading as Sefalana Liquor; and one cigarette distribution outlet trading as Capital Tobacco. The company also sells tractors, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, power-generating plants, water pumps, EDM locomotives and spares, and has franchise dealerships for MAN, TATA and Honda. Well-known subsidiaries in the Group include Foods Botswana, Commercial Motors, Mechanised Farming, Vintage Travel and Tours and Kgalagadi Soap Industries. Sefalana Holding Company Limited was founded in 1974 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswana.last_img read more

Best shares to buy: 3 growth stocks I’d snap up now

first_img 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 31st May, 2021 | More on: DGE UPWK V The best shares to buy depend on one’s investment goals and risk tolerance. For some people, low-risk stocks are the best option. For others, higher-risk growth stocks are more suitable.Here, I’m going to highlight three growth stocks that I believe are a good match for me, a risk-tolerant, long-term investor. I believe these stocks are some of the best shares to buy today.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…A reopening stockThe first stock I want to highlight is Visa (NYSE: V). It operates the largest payments system in the world.The reason I’m bullish on Visa is that the US economy looks set to boom this year. America is reopening at a rapid rate and cashed-up consumers are unleashing pent-up demand. Las Vegas hotels, for example, are seeing very strong booking numbers. Visa should benefit from this economic strength. Across the US, there are around 340m Visa credit cards in circulation.This is not just a reopening stock, however. The long-term story looks very attractive too. Over the next decade, trillions of transactions are set to shift from cash to cards and e-payments.I’ll point out that Visa stock is quite expensive. Currently, the stock sports a forward-looking P/E ratio of about 40. This adds risk to the investment case. However, this is a dominant company that’s very profitable. So, I’m comfortable with the high valuation.An emerging markets play Another stock I’d buy right now is Diageo (LSE: DGE). It’s a leading alcoholic beverage company that owns a wide range of top brands including Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, and Tanqueray.My investment thesis here is pretty simple. As the world reopens in the year ahead, people are going to celebrate with their friends and family. A considerable amount of alcohol is likely to be consumed. Diageo should benefit.Like Visa though, this is not just a short-term play. In the long run, Diageo should benefit from its exposure to world’s emerging markets where wealth – and demand for premium products – is rising rapidly.Diageo shares have had a strong run since November. So, there’s always the risk of a pullback. However, City analysts have been upgrading their earnings forecasts recently. This could support the share price. The stock’s forward-looking P/E ratio of 26 seems reasonable, to my mind. I also like the 2% yield on offer.A disruptive stockFinally, on the more speculative side, I like Upwork (NASDAQ: UPWK). It operates the world’s largest freelance employment platform. Through this platform, skilled freelance workers can gain access to a vast range of jobs.Upwork has grown at an impressive rate in recent years (three-year revenue growth of 84%) and I expect the strong growth to continue. As economic conditions pick up post-Covid-19, businesses are likely to hire more staff. In many cases, they will turn to freelancers for flexibility.This is another stock that has substantial long-term growth potential. Right now, the employment landscape is undergoing a huge shift with both employees and employers turning to the freelance market due to the benefits it offers. Between now and 2025, the global freelance platform market is expected to grow at around 16% per year.Upwork is still relatively small. Its market cap is just $5.5bn. This means it’s likely to be volatile. I’m happy to ride out this volatility, however. Overall, I think the long-term risk/reward proposition here is favourable. 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. 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. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Visa, Diageo, and Upwork. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Visa. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo and Upwork. 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. Best shares to buy: 3 growth stocks I’d snap up nowcenter_img Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

Founder problems

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. What happens to charities when their founder turns against them? What happens to charities when their founder turns against them? This is what has happened to Greenpeace. Former director of the environmental organisation Dr Patrick Moore last week denounced various environmental charities, including the World Wide Fund for nature and the Rainforest Foundation.Read ‘Judas’ of the eco-warriors spreads his gospel of doubt by Anthony Browne in The Observer. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 May 2000 | News  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Founder problems read more

Building Society offers hundreds of £50 grants

first_imgThe Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation is invite people to nominate good causes to receive a £50 grant. The organisations can be based anywhere in the UK.Nominations are open during ‘Make a Difference Week’ runs from 14 – 21 July. Existing customers and members of the public are invited to call into any of the Society’s 131 branches and 75 agencies to recommend a charity to receive a £50 grant.The Charitable Foundation was founded in 1999 and has since donated more than £2.1 million to over 3,600 charities. It receives most of its funds through the Society’s Small Change Big Difference scheme where members donate the pennies from the interest they receive on their accounts. Advertisement Building Society offers hundreds of £50 grants Louise Neill of the Foundation said: “We receive applications and make donations throughout the year to hundreds of charities. However we hold our annual Summer event so that we can be sure we have the chance to help smaller, local charities that are often overlooked by large organisations but are important to the communities where our staff and members live and work.”The public can find their nearest Yorkshire Building Society branch or agency at the Society’s website. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 July 2006 | News 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

Prepaid card to benefit Demelza Hospice Care for Children

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Prepaid card to benefit Demelza Hospice Care for Children Tagged with: corporate Finance Howard Lake | 14 April 2009 | News Demelza Hospice Care for Children is to receive income from a new prepaid MasterCard® card from M-Cube and Newcastle Building Society.Prepaid solutions provider M-Cube will donate 100% of its profits from cardholder transactions to directly benefit the hospice. It has also pledged to bear all other suppliers’ costs in order for the charity to benefit as soon as people start using the Demelza Prepaid Card. In addition, Newcastle Building Society, the issuing bank behind the scheme, has waived its usual start up costs associated with setting up a prepaid card.By purchasing the Demelza Prepaid card users can benefit from discounts from a wide array of retailers, leisure centres, theatres and other organisations, cash back rewards on selected purchases, £2,000 worth of days out vouchers, three free magazines, two months of free DVD rentals, and other offers.Prepaid cards are designed to offer a way “to control and manage spending”. The card can be topped up like a mobile phone and used like a debit card, in any outlet where MasterCard is accepted.Kriya Patel, Head of Card Solutions at Newcastle Building Society, said: “As a mutual building society we aim to be a socially responsible organisation, so when M-Cube approached us about the Demelza card we were happy to donate our services and time.”www.demelzaprepaid.com  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Protests across U.S.: Save six-day mail service!

first_imgBuffalo, N.Y. Springfield, Ill. New York City Los Angelescenter_img Neither rain, snow nor sleet kept postal workers from protesting to demand “Save six day mail.”From a spirited community march and union rally in New York’s Manhattan to a militant march through the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, postal workers and their supporters came out from coast to coast on March 24 to save six-day mail delivery. Wintery weather throughout most of the country did not dampen their enthusiasm.The National Association of Letter Carriers called for the national day of action to prevent cutting mail service to five days a week. The American Postal Workers Union and the Rural Letter Carriers Union both endorsed. Hundreds of protests took place around the U.S., with at least one in every state. A common chant in all the rallies was “Five day, no way!”In New York City, the group Community-Labor United for Postal Jobs and Service began with a community street meeting in front of the Port Authority Post Office, which is slated for closing. After an hour or so of connecting with the community — including the Fulton Houses across the street — CLUPJS and its allies marched to the Main Post Office at 31st Street and 8th Avenue to join a rally of 1,500 postal workers.On the march with CLUPJS were Mary Pannell and high school student Victoria Pannell, who was a leader of the 2011 National Rally to Save Postal Jobs and Services, and letter carrier Charlie Twist, a NALC member.CLUPJS believes the best way to fight to save postal jobs is to unite the fight of the workers and their unions with that of the communities to save necessary services. CLUPJS member and housing leader Rosa Maria de la Torre was invited to speak to the mass rally, along with leaders of the postal unions.De la Torre made a strong case for building solidarity with communities that need postal service: “… [I]t is only through unity that battles affecting the poor and the working class can be won. CLUPJS urges all postal unions to work together. We in the community are committed to saving our post offices. We are petitioning against the closing of the Port Authority [Post Office] and against the sale of Old Chelsea Station … and for saving Saturday delivery.”In Los Angeles, nearly 4,000 postal workers marching through crowded Hollywood streets received widespread encouragement from people yelling support and drivers honking their horns. This strong working-class action and the outpouring of support stood in stark contrast to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and gave tourists a real struggle to observe.More than 300 postal workers and supporters gathered in Philadelphia outside the Ben Franklin Post Office, named after the first U.S. Postmaster General. The protest drew letter carriers from around the tri-state area, who lined both sides of Market Street as drivers passing by honked in support. Teachers, state and city workers, carpenters and other unionists joined the protest.Around 200 turned out at the Lower Paxton Post Office in Harrisburg, Pa. Workers from Reading, Pa.,also participated. In Pittsburgh seniors, veterans, religious groups, community associations and other labor organizations turned out to support postal workers.A highly visible Western New York rally at a Buffalo post office near a huge shopping mall turned out some 400 postal workers and supporters. Union members welcomed the International Action Center’s signs declaring community support and opposition to closings, cuts and layoffs.‘They want to privatize all public services’Despite miserable rain and cold weather, over 100 letter carriers and supporters rallied at the General Assembly building in Raleigh, N.C. A union rally like this is extremely rare in the largely non-union state of North Carolina. The impressive mobilization showed the potential strength of an organized working class there.Eddie Davidson, president of statewide NALC Local 382, chaired the rally, along with Craig Schadewald, Local 382 vice president. MaryBe McMillan, secretary treasurer of the N.C. AFL-CIO, led the chant, “They say cut back, we say fight back!” that roared through the crowd.Ajamu Dillahunt, former president of the Raleigh APWU and a leader in Black Workers for Justice, and Zaina Alsous, from NC Student Power Union, also spoke. “It is not just about postal workers, it is about all workers, municipal workers, mental health workers, we must all stand together, ” stated Dillahunt. “They want to privatize all public services.”Cold, wet weather in Atlanta didn’t stop several hundred postal workers, their families and other union members from rallying outside the Crown Road Post Office for three hours. The large crowd filled the area around the sprawling complex and across the street. Again community support was expressed by passing motorists. Occasionally train engineers honked and waved. Hundreds of leaflets were distributed detailing the real story about Congress’ role behind the postal service’s budget shortfall.Freezing weather on top of a snow storm in Wichita, Kan., couldn’t keep letter carriers and other postal workers from rallying outside the main post office. They were joined there by members of the Communication Workers, the American Federation of Teachers and community members. Members of the German union ver.di added international solidarity to the action. They were in Wichita protesting T- Mobile’s cutting union jobs, alongside CWA.At a rally sponsored by the Wisconsin State NALC in front of the West Milwaukee Post Office, over 250 postal workers, their families and allies from many unions and community groups protested for two hours in blowing snow. The crowd chanted, “Ho, ho, hey, hey, we want our mail on Saturday!”Before the rally ended, participants gathered to commemorate the work done everyday by postal workers for more than 200 years. That announcement drew many hoots and hollers of support. Other rallies took place in Madison and Green Bay, Wis.Hundreds of postal workers converged at the huge central post office building in downtown San Diego. Cheered on by honks of passing drivers, the workers surrounded the building with a picket line and were clearly unified in their demands that Congress stop dismantling the U.S. Postal Service and not reduce Saturday services.In Seattle,labor and community leaders from Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, Colorado and New Mexico — in town for the AFL-CIO Western Regional Conference — joined local postal workers and community activists for a downtown rally.Dante Strobino, Ellie Dorritie, Bob McCubbin, Audrey Hoak, Scott Scheffer, Johnnie Stevens and Dianne Mathiowetz contributed to this article.Photos: New York/Brenda Ryan; Los Angeles/Scott Scheffer; Springfield, Ill./Tony Hutson; Buffalo, N.Y./Bev Hiestand FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Pasadena Boys & Girls Club “Youth of the Year” to Embark on Cultural Educational Expedition to China

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 Community News Business News Ivonne Gonzalez. Photo courtesy Boys & Girls Club of PasadenaThe Pasadena Boys & Girls Clubs “Youth of the Year” Ivonne Gonzalez is joining 22 other nominees to an all-expense paid trip to China for an international, cultural and educational expedition. This journey is a part of the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs taking the program to the next level!The China Expedition is a creation by the fantastic partners of the Alliance who had a shared vision of helping the 23 Youth of the Year nominees to see beyond their communities and looking into a world they might never know. With the mission of promoting collaboration among Chinese and U.S. businesses, communities and stakeholders, the China Enterprise Council helped with the platform to make this extraordinary experience possible.Club members who earn the Youth of the Year title embody the values of leadership service; community service, academic excellence; and healthy lifestyles. They exemplify the critical impact that Boys Girls Clubs have on the lives of young people.“This trip is paramount in changing the lives of the well-deserved nominees who I believe will build on this experience and in turn help their communities see beyond for cultural integration and appreciation”, states Mary Hewitt, Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs. She went on, “schools don’t have the resources to maintain their art and gym classes, let alone send students on trips outside their community. These nominees are the best of the best, we are doing this to help students become global citizens, bring life to the subjects they learn in school, and expose them to new ideas and cultures.”Brian Davis, Executive Director & CEO of the Pasadena Boys & Girls Clubs states, “Travel is a powerful agent for change. It broadens our horizons and helps us find our purpose. Think how travel has been a positive influence on your life and how it’s connected you to people and communities. We are thrilled with this opportunity for Ivonne.”This trip is the first of its kind for the Boys & Girls Clubs to have all Youths of the Year travel together overseas. It would not be possible without the support of these incredible sponsors: China Enterprise Council, Coolpad, XIAMEN Airlines, BYD, International Vitamin Corporation, and COMAC America.“Headquartered in Southeast coast of China, Xiamen Airlines currently operates 168 all-Boeing aircrafts, with route network covering Asia, Europe, Australia and North America. Every year, more than 26 million passengers choose to fly with Xiamen Airlines, ranking top 30 in the global aviation industry. Xiamen Airlines always honors its social responsibility by actively conserving energy, cutting emission and supporting philanthropic and volunteer activities. Combining Discover China Trip with Xiamen Airlines inaugural flight from Los Angeles to Xiamen and showing the kids how pilot and flight attendants are trained for duty, embodies our best wishes for them to carry their dream forward flying on B787-9 Dreamliner,” stated Susie Zhu, General Manager of LA Office, Xiamen Airlines.About the Boys & Girls Club of PasadenaThe Boys & Girls Clubarby communities of South Pasadena, Alhambra, San Marino, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, La Canada, La Crescenta, Montrose, and Glendale. Since 1937, the mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena has been to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Club promotes the health, education, social, vocational, and character development of boys and girls, ages 6 to 18, and helps improve the lives of these children by helping them build self-assurance and develop leadership skills while reinforcing positive values.About The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls ClubsThe Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs is made up of 23 Boys & Girls Club organizations serving over 140,000 youth ages 6-18 throughout Los Angeles County. Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs is a unified and collaborative force representing all 23 Clubs with the purpose of securing resources, marketing, and financial support to further the efforts of individual Clubs and increase the impact and reach in their communities.The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs exists to support the individual Boys & Girls Clubs located in Los Angeles County in their efforts to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens.All funds donated to the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs is always divided evenly among all 23 member Boys & Girls Clubs for use in filling funding gaps in existing programs that comprise our five core program areas: Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, the Arts, and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. For more information on the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys & Girls Clubs visit www.GreatFuturesLA.org. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pasadena Boys & Girls Club “Youth of the Year” to Embark on Cultural Educational Expedition to China From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 12:23 pm HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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