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Retiring boomers a boost

first_imgSouthern California’s economy will flourish over the next decade as retiring baby boomers are replaced by newcomers to the work force, a Palo Alto-based think tank said Thursday. The Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy expects the region’s economy to add 1.1 million jobs, 2.2 million residents, and more than 800,000 households over the next 10 years. “That’s pretty good for a very big region,” said Stephen Levy, director of the independent, private economic research organization. “The question is whether residents and political leaders are committed to making the region a great place to live and work so that companies and families will want and be able to locate here.” “It’s like a high-powered Italian automobile engine. We just don’t know how to put the right fuel in it,” he said. The center said that the region’s economic strengths include: Foreign trade: Southern California has the nation’s busiest port complex. Its trade volume totals $300 billion, including $100 billion with China, and is growing by more than 10 percent per year. Levy expects this will be a key job generator. High-wage professional service jobs: This sector employed more than 800,000 people last year. Southern California is home to some of the nation’s leading centers, ranging from apparel to auto design and toys. Tourism and entertainment: The film, convention and tourism markets accounted for 350,000 jobs last year. New and planned entertainment complexes are projected to attract more domestic and foreign visitors over the next 10 years. Manufacturing jobs: Manufacturing industries, including the biotech sector, are expected to grow over the next decade, although the rate of expansion is unclear. Construction: A slowdown in residential construction and real-estate-related jobs is being offset by billion-dollar commercial and industrial projects, Kyser and Levy say. The first phase of the l.a.live project near Staples Center is under way, while local governments have just signed off on plans for the Grand Avenue housing and commercial development in downtown Los Angeles. Despite the optimistic outlook, the challenges facing Southern California and the state remain substantial, Levy said. “The recently approved infrastructure bonds are only a down payment on the billions of dollars in additional spending needed to make the state’s infrastructure attractive to businesses and residents,” he said. greg.wilcox@dailynews.com (818) 713-3743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The next 10 years will bring dramatic population changes as baby boomers approach retirement ages. “This is the decade when the aging of the baby boomers hits home,” Levy said. “The retirement of a lot of middle-class wage earners will open up pretty significant demand.” It will be a time when many middle-income wage earners retire and these jobs will have to be filled. “To remain competitive we have to educate and train the work force that will replace retiring boomers during the next 20 years,” Levy said. Jack Kyser, vice president and chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., concurred with Levy that civic and government leaders must confront quality-of-life issues such as traffic congestion, affordable housing and education. last_img read more

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DR Congo football chief held in embezzlement probe

first_img0Shares0000CAF vice president Constant Omari addresses the press at the end of CAF’s five day inspection tour on June 17 ahead of CHAN 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKINSHASA, DR Congo, Apr 18 – The head of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s football association has been taken into custody as part of a probe into embezzlement, an investigating magistrate said Wednesday.FECOFA president Constant Omari has been held along with sports ministry secretary general Barthelemy Okito and two FECOFA vice presidents — Roger Bondembe and Theobad Binamungu — since Tuesday evening, the magistrate told AFP. He said the four were “currently being heard” over the use of public funds in the organisation of matches in African competitions involving national sides as well as clubs.Alain Makengo, a lawyer for the four men, told AFP they are suspected of embezzling $1.0 million (800,000 euros) earmarked for four matches.Omari is also vice president of the African Football Confederation and a member of the executive committee of FIFA.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Ulinzi see off Wazito to climb second in KPL

first_imgIn other results, Vihiga United were 2-0 winners away to Sony Sugar, Zoo FC drew 1-1 with Kariobangi Sharks while Bandari against Posta Rangers, Kakamega Homeboyz versus Mathare United and Chemelil Sugar against Nzoia Sugar ended in a goalless draw.-Developing story0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wazito FC’s Joakim Omollo vie for the ball with Ulinzi’s Oliver Ruto. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, May 19 – Ulinzi Stars climbed to second in the Kenyan Premier League after seeing off Wazito FC 2-0 in a match played at the Ruaraka Sports Ground on Saturday.Elvis Nandwa produced a man of the match performance after netting a goal and setting up an assist.last_img read more

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Donegal-based artist secures residency at the National Folk Theatre

first_imgThe Siamsa Tíre National Folk Theatre has today announced that Conor O’Grady has secured the summer Artist in Residence position from 25th of June to the 16th of September 2018.This is the second such residency at the Co. Kerry arts centre and it provides a great opportunity for visual artists as they get the space and time to develop projects they are working on.During the Residency, Conor will engage with members of the National Folk Theatre (NFT) of Ireland and a number of public engagements will be scheduled later in the summer. Having settled in Stranorlar, Donegal in the past two years, Conor is a native of Castlebar, Co Mayo and studied arts in Dublin.Conor works across a range of media, most often installation based. His interest in the residency was to get a wider understanding of the role and influence of folk culture in contemporary Ireland.He will use modern visual art practices alongside research into traditional methods as a means of documenting the ways in which traditional and contemporary visual culture are used in innovative ways.He also plans to collaborate with local artists using traditional craft and design methods or who have adapted traditional Irish crafts for contemporary consumption. Conor O’Grady comments, “I was delighted to accept the Residency at Siamsa and very keen to get to work immediately with the National Folk Theatre team. The Residency and its location will benefit my practice as it will allow me the time and space to experiment with existing work and create new pieces.“I am very interested in the history and legacy of Siamsa Tíre, the individuals who use the centre and those who created and maintain its role in providing visual and performing arts to Tralee and wider communities throughout the year.”Catriona Fallon, CEO Siamsa Tíre added, “The purpose of this residency it to support a professional artist and their practice. Siamsa Tíre is acutely conscious that visual artists need space and time to create and develop new work, and we hope that this residency opportunity will allow them to do just that. We were very lucky with the inaugural residency with Karen Hendy in 2017, and are delighted that we continue to develop a relationship with Karen and her work. We feel very confident that the relationship we are building with Conor will be just as fruitful, we can tell already that it’s going to be interesting!”Conor studied Fine Art at the National College of Art & Design from 2006 to 2009 and at the Dublin Institute of Technology from 2010 to 2013. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, including Border Lines at the Custom House Gallery & Studios in Westport, Green Carnations at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar, and Phoenix Park Palare at the Edenmore Community Centre, Dublin.Conor has also completed a number of public art commissions, including one in Derry (Something Happens) and at the Museum of Country Life in Mayo (On Sight). Other residencies include Krems Kunsthalle in Austria in 2017 and the Home Residency in DAS Digital Art Studios in Belfast, also in 2017. Donegal-based artist secures residency at the National Folk Theatre was last modified: July 9th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Conor O’Gradysiamsa tirelast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Junior B team played in the first round of the championship against McCumhaill’s on Sunday in Glenswilly and unfortunately suffered a 4 point defeat. The 2nd leg is scheduled for this weekend but will probably be deferred due to the All Ireland Semi-Final. Glenfinn defeated Termon in the semi-final of the Laurence McGinty Cup on Saturday while the 2nd semi-final between Glenswilly and Fanad Gaels is due to be played tonight (Tue) at 7.30.The Under 16 team will play Downings in the Div 3 northern board final on Thursday evening at 6.45pm in Glenswilly, while the U15 team will play Buncrana in the championship on Friday evening in Glenswilly at 7pm.On Sunday morning the club hosted a friendly match with a visiting team from St Colmcille Club, Co Meath. A very enjoyable game of football was played in a sporting manner. Many thanks to former player David Brodigan and Brian McHugh for organising this event, the U14’s are looking forward to the return visit. A fundraising quiz in aid of the County Team training fund will take place in McClafferty’s Churchill on Friday night at 9pm sharp. Teams of 4 – €5 per team member. Tickets are also available for the draw in aid of the County team training fund – €5 each – book of 3 €10. Please support our county team.The club would like to wish Michael, Neil, Gary and all the Donegal squad every success in the All Ireland Semi-Final on Sunday. Tickets for the Semi-Final will be distributed on Wednesday evening in the clubhouse from 8pm till 9pm.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 21st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

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FIRE CREWS TACKLING MAJOR BLAZE CLOSE TO GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK

first_imgFire crews have been called out to tackle a major blaze close to Glenveagh National Park tonight.The fire is close to the main adjoining road and traffic is being asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes. At least two crews are at the scene of the blaze.It is not clear as to how widespread the fire is at this stage is but a considerable amount of smoke is being sent across adjoining roads.AA Roadwatch and Gardai have advised motorists that the road is closed.“The Gweedore/Termon Road is closed on the Termon side of the National Park,” said an AA Spokeswoman. It has not yet been established how the fire started.At this stage it is believed the fire is only damaging bogland and gorse and is not close to Glenveagh National Park or the local Visitors’ Centre.Tonight local county councillor Seamus O’Domhnaill said the fire in Glenveagh was “a disgrace.”He went on: “Most of these fires are being maliciously lit putting lives & property in danger.” FIRE CREWS TACKLING MAJOR BLAZE CLOSE TO GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK was last modified: April 11th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fireglenveagh national parklast_img read more

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Doherty and Mac Lochlainn to contest General Election for Sinn Féin

first_imgSinn Féin Deputy Pearse Doherty and Senator Pádraig MacLochlainn have this evening been officially named as the party’s candidates to contest the next general election for the constituency of Donegal.The pair were officially endorsed tonight at the party’s Selection Convention which took place before a packed room of Sinn Féin members and supporters at Letterkenny’s Mount Errigal Hotel.The event also featured an address from guest speaker and Sinn Féin Leader in the north, Michelle O’Neill. Speaking after this weekend’s convention, Deputy Doherty said “I am truly honoured and humbled to once again have the chance, along with my colleague Senator MacLochlainn, to have my name added to the party’s ticket for the forthcoming General Election.“It was tremendous to see so many good Republicans from throughout the county come together this evening to take part in this Selection Convention.“I have been fortunate enough to not only enjoy the support of my party over the years, but also I’ve been lucky enough to have had the support and good wishes of the people of Donegal, whom I have been honoured to serve as their T.D. since having first been elected to Dáil Éireann back in 2010.“Clearly the next election, whenever is it called, will represent an opportunity for the people of this county to put a progressive Government into office, ending the effective monopoly on power held by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael since the foundation of the state. “Together, both parties have let down ordinary citizens while they have and continue to priorities tax cuts for the well-off at the expense of public services.“We only have to look at the on-going crisis in health and housing to see the impact which the policies of Fine Gael and their partners in Government Fianna Fáil have caused.“We see in Letterkenny Hospital, some €62M has been cut from the hospital’s budget between 2010 and 2016, while the number of patients languishing on trolleys continues to climb.“And Donegal is not immune from the homelessness crisis either, with 205 adults over the past year having been forced to access local authority emergency homeless accommodation since January– up by almost 11 per cent compared to the same period last year.“It doesn’t have to be like this, and Sinn Féin has shown every year in our Alternative Budget document how a fairer society can be achieved through the proper investment, and by putting the needs of ordinary citizens first; something which is needed now more than ever considering the huge implications which Brexit will have for our island as a whole. “I want to take this opportunity to once again thank everyone who came along to be with us here tonight in Letterkenny for what was truly a great night for our party.“It is now Pádraig’s and my ambition to fight to win these two seats here in the constituency and to once again have two Sinn Féin T.Ds proudly and passionately represent the people of Donegal.”Senator Pádraig MacLochlainn also added “I am immensely honoured and proud to be selected by our party members across Donegal, once again, to be a Sinn Féin candidate in a general election .“Our Sinn Féin team in the county has worked tirelessly to give the people of Donegal a real alternative over the years. Today we have nine county councillors from the North of the county to the South and from the East to the West representing our local communities. We have two Oireachtas members, A TD and a Senator representing Donegal. “At last years general election, over 20,000 Donegal people gave Sinn Féin their first preference vote. We are privileged to have that huge level of support and our team never takes it for granted.“We were only 184 votes away from winning two seats out of five in this Donegal constituency and we are absolutely determined to make it two out of five this time.“Not for any sense of vanity. Not for any sense of false prestige. We are determined to change this county and this country for the better. We want Sinn Féin to be in Government on this island, North and South to make that change.“We want to frame a new and fairer society and a new and fairer Donegal. We passionately believe that our policies and our vision for our health services, for rural communities, for serious investment in roads, bridges, piers and harbours, schools and hospitals, and a United Ireland that unleashes the full potential of Donegal and the North West, are what are the best for our people in Donegal.“Our health service is in crisis across Donegal from care in the home to our community hospitals right up to our major county hospital in Letterkenny. Our economy is lagging way behind Dublin and Cork and Galway.“Brexit has clearly demonstrated the folly of the division of our island and discussions about a United Ireland are now front and centre. Sinn Féin is best positioned to break down that border with our political strength in Donegal, Derry, Tyrone and Fermanagh.“The new North West Cancer Centre and the commencement of works on the A5 in January are evidence of what we can achieve by breaking down that border and by working together in this region in advance of a United Ireland.“We look forward to the next election and the opportunity to present our Sinn Féin policies and our vision for real change and fairness to the people of Donegal”.Doherty and Mac Lochlainn to contest General Election for Sinn Féin was last modified: December 5th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalPadraig Mac LochlainnPearse DohertySinn Feinlast_img read more

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Warriors’ Kevon Looney on his potential longevity, free agency and more

first_imgOAKLAND – The man seemingly never stops working. At some point, though, Warriors forward Kevon Looney had a rare free moment in practice when he wasn’t studying film, lifting weights, improving his jump shot or completing conditioning drills.Then, Warriors coach Steve Kerr shared with Looney earlier this week his prediction on how his NBA career will unfold.“Your career may not end up being glamorous,” Kerr told Looney. “But it’s going to be really productive and long.”The reason? Looney …last_img read more

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Private sector backing for new HIV plan

first_img26 March 2010 Approximately 500 general health practitioners from around Gauteng province have also indicated that their practices will be available as free testing sites. She added that Discovery and the government would discuss exactly how the money would be used. Testing facilities Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has encouraged all organisations in South Africa to contribute their efforts during the campaign. General Manger for new markets at Discovery Health, Penny Tlhabi, commended the Health Department for taking such an initiative. Their support will be through funding and free services during the campaign’s launch – pushed back from 15 April to a date soon to be announced – when millions of South Africans are expected to visit sites across the country to get tested for HIV. South Africa’s private healthcare sector has pledged millions of rands in support of the government’s new HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) campaign.center_img Tlhabi said the Discovery had decided to be part of the campaign in an attempt to mobilise its members to go for testing during the campaign. Discovery Medical Scheme has pledged R5-million for the campaign, with Life Healthcare pledging R500 000. They have also committed to support the training of health workers. “We are happy that the minister of health has taken leadership, and as the private sector we believe that this should have been done long ago, but we are happy it’s finally happening and believe that it will succeed,” Tlhabi said. ‘Taking leadership’ Other companies that have offered their support include Clicks and the Link Pharmacy Group. They have pledged to make 470 pharmacy clinics available for free testing throughout the entire campaign. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Geocaching Connections: Associations and Clubs

first_img SharePrint RelatedOne Woman’s Journey Brings Physical Geocaches to National ParksDecember 8, 2010In “Community”Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsAugust 12, 2011In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community” Four eyes see more geocaches than two. Many hands fumbling under benches, in nooks, and crevices are more likely to make the grab. A difficult puzzle is solved more easily with combined brain power. If you took our Geocaching Quiz and learned you are a Social Butterfly, chances are that you know the advantages that come with geocaching in a group. But finding someone to go geocaching with can sometimes be difficult, especially when just starting out. Luckily, there are geocaching organizations and associations all around that world that connect geocachers to other local geocachers, strengthen the local and global geocaching community, help beginners get into the game, and so, so much more.To learn what it means to be a part of a geocaching group, we asked two geocaching associations, Washington State Geocaching Association (WSGA) in the United States and Geopt.org in Portugal to share a little bit about what they do.Washington State Geocaching Association (WSGA)GeoArt created by the WSGAWSGA was founded in 2002 when 19  geocachers learned that geocaching would be banned in all Washington State Parks. (But don’t worry. Thanks to WSGA, geocaches are still allowed in Washington State Parks and there is now an official Washington State Parks Centennial GeoTour.) Since then, the association has grown to almost 500 members. Abby Wolfe, President of the WSGA, says, “We work with parks at all levels (city, county, state, federal) to promote geocaching as a beneficial, family-oriented activity through our highly regarded Park Liaison Program and CITO activities.” Their efforts continue to nurture successful  partnerships with parks and allow geocaching in most parts of the state.The organization in Washington also hosts events, meet and greets, and organizes special outings such as an annual Summer Campout.WSGA also functions as the local news for geocachers. Geocachers in Washington can stay updated on geocaching events in their area by following WSGA on Facebook. If you are a Washingtonian geocacher and want to become a member, you can join on this website.Geopt.org (Portugal)Soccer and geocaching mix well: Mini-Super Liga Geopt 2013.Geopt.org, Portugal’s equivalent to the WSGA, has collected an impressive 6442 registered members since being established in 2010. This accounts for approximately 30% of the Portuguese geocaching community.Gustavo Vidal, Vice-President of Geopt.org, describes the work of the Portuguese geocaching association: “Our organization has a Geocaching portal at www.geopt.org, where you can find all our activities. We have a Geocaching discussion forum, an online TV network (www.geopt.tv) where we play Geocaching vídeos and broadcast live some of our main events, and where we give annual awards to the owners of the best Portuguese caches, or the Mini-Super Liga, a soccer tournament with geocachers from allover the country.” The club also releases the free GeoMagazine and provides discounts for their members in Geocaching and adventure shops or camping parks.The sense of community geocaching organizations offer can be a great help for new geocachers and old pros alike, and are an easy way to make new geocaching friends. You can find a geocaching group in your area in the geocaching forums or by searching for your location and “geocaching organisation” online. Other words to search for are ”geocaching club” or “geocaching association”.Are you part of a geocaching association? Please send us your contact information through this form!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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