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first_img Tags: NULL whatsapp PUB landlord Marston’s overcame news of pub closures and the recession to deliver cheering full-year results yesterday. Marston’s, the UK’s largest brewer of cask ale and owner of 2,158 pubs across the country, defied tough trading conditions to report top-of-the-range adjusted profit before tax of £73.5m, up 4.6 per cent from £70.5m the previous year.Revenues were 0.9 per cent up to £651m on the previous year, as analysts praised its strong strategies to grow customers and profitability by focusing on food, families and females. Revenue in its tenanted pubs, owned by the company but managed by landlords, fell 2.8 per cent to £171m.Like-for-like sales at its managed pubs, which include the Pitcher & Piano chain, rose 1.7 per cent, boosted by the opening of 15 new pub-restaurants, with underlying operating profit rising eight per cent.Group net debt fell £17m to £1.08bn.The results met analyst forecasts. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Thursday 2 December 2010 7:10 pm Sharecenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”Wanderoam Marston’s delivers festive cheer with robust results Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapplast_img read more

first_imgSociete Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SOGEGH.gh)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileSociété Générale Ghana Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services to the retail, corporate, investment and treasury sectors in Ghana. Its retail product offering ranges from current and savings accounts to education loans, finance lease facilities and e-banking services. Its corporate product offering ranges from transactional banking to bonds and guarantees, working capital and capital expenditure financing and corporate staff credit conversion services. Société Générale Ghana Limited also offers loans and credit facilities as well as deposits and transaction accounts for small- and medium-sized enterprises. The company was founded in 1975 and was formerly known as SG-SSB Limited until 2013 and its name was changed. Société Générale Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of SG Financial Services Holding. Its head office is in Accra, Ghana. Société Générale Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgAiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng)  2015 abridged results.Company ProfileAiico Insurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria offering life assurance and annuity, general insurance and special risk, pension management, health insurance and asset management. The company is the second-largest insurance company in Nigeria by gross premiums and has a diversified client base which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Life insurance products include an annuity plan, corporate savings plan, education, flexible endowment plan, group life insurance plan, income investment plan, life celebration plan, mortgage protection plan, term assurance and three payment plant. Aiico Insurance Plc has a controlling stake in Multishield Plc and a minority stake in Healthcare International Plc and Aiico Capital Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Aiico Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Dutch painter Pieter Claesz’s Still Life with Turkey Pie (1627) features a cooked turkey that’s been placed back inside its original skin, feathers and all. Wikimedia Commons The Anatomy of Fear Reply Please enter your name here Great read!! TAGSDishesMealOriginsThanksgivingThe ConversationTraditions Previous articleThe lifesaving power of gratitudeNext articleThanksgiving: Dance by the light of the moon Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 1 COMMENT By Ken Albala, Professor of History, Director of Food Studies, University of the PacificHow and why did the dishes served at Thanksgiving dinner come to be so fixed?Many assume that most of them were simply eaten by the Pilgrims during the first Thanksgiving. For this reason, they continue to be eaten today. And it’s true that most of the ingredients are American in origin: the turkey, cranberries, pumpkin, sweet potatoes – even the green beans in the casserole and the pecans in the pie.Yet we only have one firsthand account of the “first” Thanksgiving – a brief paragraph by Edward Winslow that doesn’t mention any of these foods. And it’s been shown, time and again, that the idea of a unique culinary tradition originating from a feast between the Pilgrims and their Native American neighbors is more advertising myth than historical truth.But maybe there is something, nonetheless, that’s very traditional about this meal.In fact, there may be a very good reason these particular dishes – and even the way we eat the meal – came to be strongly associated with Thanksgiving. The first Americans simply mimicked or adapted the traditional fare, flavor combinations and rituals of Europe, using them to fashion the popular dishes we continue to enjoy today.Alaye that fesande!To start, think of when we eat the meal: always in the early afternoon, which is just as a proper dinner would have been served 400 years ago. Back then, supper was a smaller, evening meal. Of course, there are other early dinners that families traditionally observe (especially on Sunday). But Thanksgiving always has been, and continues to be, early. It didn’t simply start sooner to accommodate a football game.As for the ritual of carving at the table, it’s not something we normally do. But it was positively fashionable when the colonists left Europe in the 17th century. There were even carving manuals replete with illustrations for serving their favorite roasts, which were almost always wild fowl. The only difference is that they would hold the entire bird up in the air to carve thin slices, which would fall gently on each diner’s plate. (With today’s huge, domestic turkeys, it’s understandable that we leave them on the platter.)There was even a whole language of dismemberment in medieval England: you would lyfte that swanne, alaye that fesande, wynge that partyche, dysplaye that crane, but breke that egryt.An image from Jacques Vontet’s 1647 guidebook L’Art de Trancher la viande et toute sorte de fruits (The art of carving).Raspberry sauce and pompion-pyeAs for the turkey itself, it was one of the few New World foods that had already gained immediate acceptance in Europe, precisely because of its similarity to peacocks and pheasants, which were among the era’s most fashionable foods. In other words, the Englishmen who landed in Massachusetts didn’t eat turkey because it was the only local food available. Rather, they’d been quite familiar with it back in England, where it was even common to remove the skin and feathers, cook it and serve it with the feathers replaced, as if it were still living – a standard medieval trick.The side dishes also date back to Europe, with flavor profiles that are actually medieval in origin.Take cranberry sauce. In medieval Europe, sour fruit sauce with wild fowl was a popular combination, one that balanced a cold and moist condiment with a hot, dry meat. In the mid-17th century, for example, the famous French chef La Varenne served turkey with raspberries.But the real connection between Thanksgiving and the medieval feast is in the spices. Although today we use the blanket term “pumpkin spice” to characterize variations of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger (and they show up practically everywhere in cheap artificial form), these flavors were the backbone of medieval cuisine, appearing in a wide array of sweet and savory dishes, from chicken to pasta.Back then, it simply wasn’t a lavish meal without a riot of spices (which, because they needed to be imported from Asia, were wildly expensive). Today the only one of these spices that stays on the table year-round is pepper. But their pivotal role in Thanksgiving again is a reminder of the tradition’s remote origins.And many think of green bean casserole as a classic postwar dish – invented in the 1950s as a way to use up all the cans of cream of mushroom soup that had amassed in the pantry. But “French beans” (from America) were already well-known and loved in 17th-century Europe. English Poet Gervase Markham, in 1608’s Farewel to Husbandry, remarks how tender they are when stewed. And Thomas Tryon, a British author of self-help books, writes in The Way to Health, Long Life and Happiness that French beans “far exceed and are much better than other pulses eaten green.”Candied yams were also a 16th-century staple. In Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, when Sir John Falstaff exclaims that it should rain kissing comfits and hail potatoes, he is actually talking about Virginia sweet potatoes, which had been brought back to Europe in the late 16th century. (These weren’t just candied; they were also considered an aphrodisiac.)Famed English chef Robert May in the mid-17th-century cookbook The Accomplisht Cook has a great recipe for (sweet) potato pie, which wouldn’t seem too amiss on the Thanksgiving table today (though with cockscombs, testicles and bone marrow would be considered perhaps a bit overgarnished).If you haven’t tried Hannah Woolley’s world-famous pompion-pye, you haven’t lived. Foods of EnglandAs for that very American pumpkin pie? In the 17th century, it was already quite common. One of the earliest female cookbook authors, Hannah Woolley, has a recipe for “pompion-pye” with the same spices we use today. She also includes apples, which, incidentally, are also thoroughly English in a pie.So despite the picture we have of English colonists adapting to strange new ingredients in their new home, most of the recipes – and those we still insist on having at the Thanksgiving table – were already regular favorites.Remember that when you lift high your (very American) turkey leg, like Henry VIII.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Maria Elena Franco Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter November 26, 2020 at 8:24 pm Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

first_img News Reporters Without Borders has said it is deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation in Haiti, where in the past 48-hours nearly a dozen media have been closed or been victims of violence or harassment.The alarming rise in attacks on press freedom over the past few weeks come as demonstrations spread throughout the country calling for the resignation of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.”We are deeply concerned about the dangers of the “politics of desperation” on the part of the government, as some deputies of the (ruling) Fanmi Lavalas party are calling on supporters of the beleaguered president to take up arms” said Robert Ménard, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders.The international press freedom organisation has urged the authorities to act against those calling for violence and to give very strict orders to government supporters not to resort to violence.It also urged that Radio Maxima, shut down by police on 17 December, should be compensated as soon as possible and allowed to resume broadcasting.Latest incidentsVarious sources agree that on 17 December, police armed with a search warrant entered the premises of Radio Maxima, at Cap-Haïtien in the north, the country’s second largest town, saying they were looking for weapons.Police officers destroyed some of the radio’s equipment and shut down the station. The watchman was arrested. Elsewhere in the same town Radio Vision 2000, which is run from Port-au-Prince, had its local aerial emblem destroyed at around 8.00 in the morning. The radio suspended broadcasts until the end of the day. Several other Cap-Haitien radios also pulled their news programmes on the same day.The previous evening, unidentified gunmen had fired shots at Radio Maxima. These attacks followed statements made at the beginning of the week by Fanmi Lavalas deputy, Nawoom Marcellus, who threatened to “forcibly” deal with the station’s head Jean-Robert Lalanne. Intruders also attacked the premises of Radio Vision 2000 in Cap-Haïtien.Still on 17 December, gunmen travelling in a vehicle owned by a state-run company in Port-au-Prince threatened several journalists, including Josué Jean and Wendy Richard of Radio Vision 2000. Both men referred to the attacks as murder attempts.Radio Ibo reported that two of its journalists, Hans Pierre-Louis and Patrick Chéry, were chased through the streets of Port-au-Prince by government supporters. Leaflets have been distributed in the capital threatening a blood bath if Aristide were to go.On 16 December, Richard was threatened with violence on the air by Jean-Marie Perrier, nicknamed “Pa Pé Chay”, head of a people’s organisation (OP – armed civilian militia) close to Fanmi Lavalas who terrorise people in the south of the country. Perrier also threatened Marie-Lucie Bonhomme, editorial director of Radio Vision 2000, Valéry Numa, of the same radio, and Lilianne Pierre-Paul and Sony Bastien, of Radio Kiskeya.Fanmi Lavalas deputy Marcellus spoke on Radio Guinen on 16 December to accuse the same journalists of seeking the resignation of Aristide. He also accused the journalists of using violent language and called on the national Haitian media association (ANMH) to take disciplinary steps against them.Police superintendent Ricardo Etienne clubbed Fegentz Calès Paul, of Radio Antilles, on 16 December as he covered a demonstration calling for the resignation of the president in the east of the capital. The radio’s boss Jacques Sampeur, said that a band of around 40 ‘chimeras’ (pro-government thugs) had already besieged the radio on 12 December and threatened to set it on fire. The journalists were trapped inside from 7am to 2pm.The 17 December attack against Radio Maxima was the third against the station in less than two months. On 25 November two gunmen burst into the Cap-Haïtien home of boss Jean Robert Lalanne shooting and wounding him. On late October, the radio station temporarily suspended its news broadcasts after receiving threats, it said, from pro-government sources. Lalanne is also secretary general of the Northern Front party, a coalition of several opposition groupings.Calls to violenceAccording to Radio Métropole, Lavalas deputies Nawoom Marcellus and Wilnet Content urged supporters of Aristide to prepare their weapons in a broadcast on 14 December on both Africa and Négritude radios. Radio Metropole said that this call was condemned by Mario Dupuy, Secretary of State for Communications, who nevertheless did not announce any sanctions against the two deputies.Communications minister Lilas Desquiron, called on the media on 12 December to adopt a “responsible attitude”. She denounced a “disinformation campaign” by several media and denied they had been threatened.On 11 December, Radio Vision 2000, Radio Métropole, Radio Caraibes and Radio Kiskeya interrupted broadcasts after receiving threats from Artistide supporters. The suspensions followed statements by Marcellus, who on the same day accused certain media of being financed by the United States and broadcasting anti-government propaganda. The deputy pledged to carry out “the appropriate response” and called on the president’s supporters to take up arms. The four radio stations resumed broadcasting on 12 December. For Liliane Pierre-Paul, head of Radio Kiskeya, the government is taking issue with the media simply for reporting on the events taking place in the country.Armed men were spotted in a Suzuki jeep on 6 December in front of the home of Nancy Roc, of Radio Métropole. Witnesses quoted by the journalist said they made no attempt to hide and remained parked there throughout the morning of the 7 December. Roc believe this intimidation was linked to the outspokenness of the programme “Métropolis” that she presents on Radio Métropole. Shots had been fired and bottles thrown at her mother’s home last February by thugs who also shouted abuse against the journalist.On 5 December, Rodson Josselin, journalist for the on-line news agency Haïti Press Network, was attacked by a group of Aristide supporters who clubbed him on the arms while he was covering a student demonstration against the president. He was also threatened. At least two other journalists, including Vénèl Casséus, reporter for Radio Kiskeya, were slightly injured in stone-throwing. A total of 25 people were assaulted, including the rector of the university who had both legs broken.On 25 November, a human head was found on a refuse heap in the centre of Port-au-Prince, surrounded by leaflets threatening reprisals against some members of the opposition, of civil society and the press. Among the journalists named were Lilianne Pierre-Paul, Marie-Lucie Bonhomme, Valéry Numa, Jean-Robert Lalanne and François Rotchild Junior, of Radio Métropole.Men armed with sub-machine guns opened fire on the offices of the commercial radio station Radio Caraïbes at Port-au-Prince on 28 October. Nobody was hurt but the front of the building was badly damaged as well as a car belonging to a sports commentator at the radio, Harold Domond. Witnesses said the car used by the assailants had an official number plate. Editorial boss Jean-Elie Moléus, said that the station had been receiving regular threats. Radio Caraïbes was forced to temporarily suspend its broadcasts. RSF_en Organisation As demonstrations demanding the resignation of President Aristide spread throughout the country almost a dozen media have been closed or suffered violence and harassment. Reporters Without Borders has warned the government against the “politics of desperation” as Lavalas deputies launch a call to arms. HaïtiAmericas Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti HaïtiAmericas Follow the news on Haïti News November 14, 2019 Find out more December 18, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders alarmed by a serious deterioration in press freedom News News Help by sharing this information to go further Another journalist murdered in Haiti October 11, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice June 11, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img News to go further March 30, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ban lifted on two gay websites Follow the news on Saudi Arabia Receive email alerts Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS RSF_en Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders expressed satisfaction as Saudi Arabia announced it has lifted a ban on two gay websites, in response to an appeal from the international press freedom organisation.Head of the Internet Services Unit (ISU), Eyas Al-Hajery, responsible for the Internet within the kingdom, said in his reply, “After receiving your letter, we carried out a new examination of these sites. Since no pornographic content was found, the ban has been lifted”.Welcoming the move, the organisation added that it hoped this would be just a first step in an easing of Saudi government censorship on the Net.________________________________________________________ Organisation News Saudi authorities have blocked Gaymiddleeast.com – a news site for the Middle East’s homosexual community – since the beginning of March 2004. Reporters Without Borders has called on the Internet Services Unit (ISU), the agency responsible for the Internet in Saudi Arabia, to lift the ban on this and other similar sites. The site was earlier blocked in June 2003 but the government lifted the ban a month later. The US site 365gay.com has also been censored.”Officially filtering is only supposed to be applied to pornographic publications or those directly harming Islam,” said Reporters Without Borders. “In fact, the Saudi Internet blacklist extends to other areas, from political sites to non-recognised Islamist sites via, of course, any publication relating in any way to sexuality.”We condemn this extension of censorship, which is in the process of reducing the country’s network to an Intranet, as in Burma or Cuba,” said the organisation.Gaymiddleeast.com posts news intended for homosexuals in 15 countries (Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen) and is mainly devoted to be subject of persecution of homosexuals. It does not post anything of a pornographic nature. 365gay.com, to which Gaymiddleeast.com is affiliated, also deals with homosexual rights.Homosexuality is forbidden in Saudi Arabia and is punishable by imprisonment or flogging.”The Kingdom of Censorship” has erected one of the Internet’s largest filtering systems. Saudi authorities say that they block access to nearly 400,000 web pages, explaining that the censorship aims to “protect citizens from content that is offensive or violates the principles of the Islamic religion and social norms.”The ISU is responsible for maintaining the Saudi web censorship system. It controls the gateway used by all Saudi Internet access providers. The agency can thus control the entirety of information exchanged on the Net. It is also the ISU that oversees the country domain name (.sa) and manages the Saudi network from a technical point of view. News April 28, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 8, 2021 Find out more RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa March 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_img Reporters Without Borders today welcomed a proposed amendment to Italy’s defamation law abolishing prison sentences for libel and urged parliament to pass it as soon as possible so that judges can review the cases of journalists who have already been given prison terms. The proposed reform was approved by the lower house’s judicial commission in a vote on 1 July.”The Italian courts have too often sentenced journalists to prison for libel, and this is unacceptable in a democracy and contrary to the recommendations of the United Nations, the European court of human rights and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe,” Reporters Without Borders said in a letter to chamber of deputies president Pier Ferdinando Casini and senate president Marcello Pera. The organisation said the proposed reform had many flaws. Giving judges the power to ban journalists from practising their profession was particularly worrying. “Nonetheless, the abolition of prison sentences for libel would be a real victory for press freedom in Italy,” it stressed.While the existing law does not limit the size of fines for libel, the proposed amendment would set a ceiling of 5,000 euros. It also stipulates that when journalists are convicted for the first time, judges may ask the Journalists’ Association to apply sanctions ranging from a warning to suspension or expulsion from the association.In cases of subsequent offences, judges may themselves decide to ban journalists from working for six months to one year without referring to the Journalists’ Association.Parliament must decide whether the amendment will apply just to the traditional media or websites as well.Stefano Surace, the former editor of the weekly Le Ore, was sentenced in 2001 to more than two years in prison for libel. Raffaele Jannuzzi, a senator and former journalist with Il Giornale di Napoli, was sentenced to two and a half years for libel in 2002. And Massimiliano Melilli, a former journalist with the local weekly Il Meridiano, was given an 18-month prison sentence for libel earlier this year. But none of them is currently in prison as legal procedures are still pending. Receive email alerts to go further News ItalyEurope – Central Asia RSF_en On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia November 23, 2020 Find out more December 2, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information ItalyEurope – Central Asia center_img November 19, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Italy July 8, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Legislators move to abolish prison sentences for libel RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union News News News Organisation last_img read more

first_img Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Government Local Congresswoman Issues Statement Saying She is “Shocked” the Pentagon is Forcing Veterans to Repay Enlistment Bonuses Published on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 12:47 am 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 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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. Top of the News center_img Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Ten years ago, the California National Guard began offering bonuses of $15,000 or more to encourage enlistment in order to meet our country’s needs to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.This week, it was reported that the Pentagon is requiring nearly 10,000 veterans to return that money, stating that these cash incentives were improperly distributed. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement:“I am proud of the Californians who answered our call when we needed men and women to serve and defend our country. And I am equally as shocked that now, those same men and women are being asked to pay for another’s mistake. The Pentagon’s error has now turned into a penalty for others, with many soldiers facing excessive interest charges, tax liens, and even wage garnishments if they do not comply. These servicemen and women acted in good faith, at times extending their years of service in exchange for these bonuses – years of their lives they cannot get back. It is now the responsibility of Congress to provide a legislative fix to address this error. I call on the Department of Defense to halt these collections and for Congressional leadership to bring up legislation for a vote as soon as we return in November.” Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_img Top of the News 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. Government Immigration Activists Praise Newsom Governor to provide relief to immigrants during COVID-19 crisis By DAVID CROSS Published on Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 1:01 pm 21 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment 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 Local immigration activists responded to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s promise to spend $75 million to create a Disaster Relief Fund for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.Under the plan immigrants who are not eligible for the federal stimulus would receive $500 checks.In the days before Newsom took action, 200 activists held a protest in their vehicles calling for the governor to take action.“This is a first good step towards the protection of immigrants in our state,” said Pasadena resident Pablo Alvarado. Is it sufficient? From our standpoint, these dollars available are a matter of life and death for many families.”In March, Alvarado told Pasadena Now that jobs at the Pasadena Center had dried up. Millions of people have lost their jobs and 22 million people have filed for unemployment, but those numbers may not include immigrants.Newsom came under fire after he made the announcement on Wednesday. #RecallNewsom began trending on Twitter.“We feel a deep sense of gratitude for people that are in fear of deportations that are still addressing essential needs of tens of millions of Californians,” said Newsom, who noted 10 percent of the state’s workforce are immigrants living in the country illegally who paid more than $2.5 billion in state and local taxes last year.The move came as stimulus checks began hitting bank accounts across the country with single people making less than $75,000 receiving $1,200 and married couples receiving $2,400 plus $500 per child under 17.“The federal government collects money from the poor, including documented, undocumented citizens, residents, everybody,” said Yuni Parada. “And that money does not belong to the person in the white house, it belongs to everybody, and everybody should be eligible for the resources.”During the campaign, President Trump vowed to round up and deport undocumented immigrants and build a 2,000-mile-long wall along the US/Mexico border.“They came in illegally and we have a lot of people that are citizens in our country that won’t be able to have jobs,” Trump said when asked about helping immigrants. Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more