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RBS sounds out investment banks for Direct Line disposal

first_imgMonday 30 August 2010 9:20 pm Share More From Our Partners I blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ RBS sounds out investment banks for Direct Line disposal whatsapp STATE-OWNED Royal Bank of Scotland has begun sounding out advisers for the multi-billion pound disposal of its Direct Line business.RBS, 83 per cent backed by the taxpayer, has until the end of 2012 to offload the car and home insurance operation under European Union rules on accepting government aid. Sources said the Scottish lender held a first-round “beauty parade” of investment banks last week as floating or selling a company of Direct Line’s size will require around 18 months’ groundwork.RBS would prefer to hold an initial public offering (IPO) of the unit but will consider a trade deal at the right price. US investment sage Warren Buffett is thought to have flagged an interest in bidding for Direct Line through his Berkshire Hathaway vehicle, as is American insurer Allstate.The process is complicated by the fact Direct Line plunged from a first-half profit of £217m to a loss of £231m, as the rise of no-win, no-fee law firms prompted a surge in road traffic accident claims. The deficit will make an IPO less attractive.Industry insiders said RBS was likely to get a price tag well below the £6bn valuation put on the business by former boss Sir Fred Goodwin. The final price is also likely to be below the £4.5bn offered by CVC in 2008. last_img read more

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African Minerals suffers set-back in Sierra Leone

first_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content 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 PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com AFRICAN Minerals. the Aim-listed iron ore and base metals miner chaired by entrepreneur Frank Timis, yesterday signalled a delay in the formation of a joint venture company that is working on a massive development project in Sierra Leone.The group issued a statement saying that its memorandum of understanding for a $1.5bn (£957m) investment in the Tonkolili project by China’s Shandong Iron & Steel Group had been amended.As a consequence of the renewed terms, African Minerals will get the first part of its payment – $800m– three months later than originally planned. Other stages in the joint venture process are also being put back. Timis said:?“Both parties have been working hard to complete the due diligence and finalise workable terms.”Numis Securities analyst Cailey Baxter said the news was a disappointment, but that deals with Chinese firms are often delayed. African Minerals suffers set-back in Sierra Leone Share center_img whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.com Thursday 23 September 2010 7:47 pmlast_img read more

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Cameroon’s Winnerbet to migrate to Pronet gaming platform

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “It was clear from the outset that Winnerbet was keen to utilise our market-leading product offering across both retail and online and we are delighted to be working with an operator and brand that resonates so strongly for players in Cameroon.” Topics: Casino & games Online casino Regions: Africa Winnerbet added that it hoped Pronet Gaming’s existing connections with many leading developers will aid both companies moving forward. “As a platform provider, it’s particularly pleasing when your work in pulling together a strong product portfolio is recognised by an operator looking to accelerate its commercial growth,” added Pronet Gaming’s chief sales officer Colin McDonagh. Cameroon-based operator Winnerbet has today announced a platform partnership agreement with Pronet Gaming that will see it migrate to the supplier’s platform. Tags: Winnerbet Pronet Gaming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img Cameroon’s Winnerbet to migrate to Pronet gaming platform “The sports market in Cameroon has fantastic growth potential and we can’t wait for our players to engage with such a high-quality and wide range of products.” Online casino 10th March 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui Winnerbet has over 300 retail outlets across Africa, making it one of Cameroon’s largest operators. A Winnerbet spokesperson said: “We are confident in our belief that migrating to Pronet Gaming’s platform will prove to be a winning move as we aim to cement our status as a forward-thinking operator. Email Addresslast_img read more

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Sands sees 15.6% Q1 revenue drop amid sale of Las Vegas operations

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In January, Goldstein revealed that Sands was exploring opportunities to expand into online gambling. 22nd April 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter After including these discontinued operations, Sands made a $342m loss, almost seven times its Q1 2020 loss. Casino & games In terms of individual markets, Macau took the top spots with its Venetian, Plaza Macao and Four Seasons Macao, and Londoner properties taking in $340m, $170m and $137m respectively. Total Macao operation revenue came to $777m, down 4.5% from the first 2020 quarter. Casino revenue made up most of the $1.20bn total, bringing in $865m, with mall earnings coming second with a total of $156m. However, operating expenses came to $1.292bn, meaning that Sands made a $96m operating loss. This compared to a profit of $6m for Q1 last year. Goldstein took on the CEO role following the death of Sands founder Sheldon Adelson at 87. Land-based casino operator Las Vegas Sands brought in a net revenue of $1.20bn in the first quarter of 2021, a 15.6% decrease from the first quarter of 2020 – after excluding the Las Vegas properties it sold during the quarter. The operator’s Las Vegas properties, including the Venetian resort, brought in £139m. However, these numbers exclude the Las Vegas properties, as Sands sold the operations to VICI Properties (including funds by Apollo Global Management) for $6.25bn last month. Sands sees 15.6% Q1 revenue drop amid sale of Las Vegas operations On an earnings call regarding the Q1 results, Sands CEO Robert Goldstein said he saw the sale as an opportunity for return. Sands hopes that the deal to sell the properties will close in the fourth quarter of 2021. “I think we continue to believe there’ll be something happening in Macao at some point in the future, which will enable us to reinvest in Macao on a non-gaming basis. We’re hopeful that’ll happen sooner than later. We continue to look at other large-scale Asian opportunities.” After interest and taxes, net loss from ongoing operations this quarter was $280m, a 204.0% increase from $92m in the first 2020 quarter. Email Address Tags: Las Vegas Sands Macau Marina Bay Sands in Singapore was its top property overall, though, bringing in $326m. Topics: Casino & games Finance Land-based casino Q1 results 2021 Regions: Asia China US Macau Nevadalast_img read more

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Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) HY2015 Presentation

first_imgSterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sterling Bank Plc (STERLN.ng)  2015 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileSterling Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the corporate and commercial sectors as well as high net-worth individuals, small businesses and joint venture partnerships. The company provides a full-service offering for consumer and commercial banking as well as corporate, investment and wholesale banking. This includes loans and advances, letters of credit, equipment leasing, money market operations and electronic banking as well as financial advisory and securities trading services. The company was founded in 1960 and formerly known as NAL Bank Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sterling Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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2 of the best stocks to buy with £10k and 10 years to wait

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild | Thursday, 6th May, 2021 | More on: GRI IOM Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 2 of the best stocks to buy with £10k and 10 years to wait Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild owns shares of Keywords Studios. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Iomart Group and Keywords Studios. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’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. 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This is why the average long-term investor enjoys a handsome (if not guaranteed) average annual return of 8%.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…I’ve already invested in Keywords Studios in recent days. Here are three more of what I feel are some of the best stocks to buy too. Like other UK shares I own, if I had a lump sum to invest, I’d buy them with a view to holding them for at least a decade.On Cloud 9I believe that the rise of home-working in the wake of last year’s Covid-19 outbreak presents good investment opportunities. And I’d do this by investing in Iomart Group (LSE: IOM). This a UK share that offers cloud computing services through its network of data centres spanning Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.A new BBC survey reveals how companies like Iomart could be some of the best stocks to buy to ride the digital revolution. More than 80% of the firms that were surveyed said they would “embrace a mix of home and office working”, the broadcaster said. Employees of these firms would be “encouraged to work from home two to three days a week”, the BBC added. The 50 companies that were questioned employ a total of 1.1m people, a figure that illustrates the huge revenues potential for companies that make remote working possible.Bear in mind though, Iomart has some very big industry rivals. This means that it faces significant pressures when it comes to both product price and quality. The cloud computing market is expanding rapidly, but this UK share isn’t totally without risk.One of the best property stocks to buy?I also believe that Grainger (LSE: GRI) could be another top UK share to buy right now. I certainly believe that the professional landlord is one of the best property stocks to buy as rents in Britain go from strength to strength.A report by estate agency Savills suggests that average rents will rise 17% during the five years to 2025. It’s a prediction that reflects the expectation that tenant demand should continue outpacing property supply, exacerbated by the large number of buy-to-let landlords leaving the sector due to increasing red tape and higher tax charges.It’s true that changes to the regulation of the rentals market could hit Grainger’s profits further down the line. But right now, I think it’s a great UK share to buy for the next decade. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

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Episcopal Church responds to Biden administration’s announcement on the U.S….

first_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Posted Apr 17, 2021 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Advocacy Peace & Justice, TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Featured Events Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 [Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations] On April 16, the President signed a determination that shifted allocations for refugee resettlement but did not increase the refugee cap for 2021. In response, The Episcopal Church put out a statement expressing disappointment and calling on the President to take action to raise the refugee cap above a historic low. The White House has since stated that they intend to increase the refugee cap and release a new determination by May 15 that reflects the capacity of the program.The Episcopal Church reiterates its call for the United States and other wealthy nations to “contribute to resettlement, establish and maintain safe and orderly humanitarian protection for refugees, internally displaced persons, and other migrants seeking long-term solutions and safety.” We call on President Biden to set a presidential determination, in consultation with Congress, to admit as many refugees as possible this fiscal year and to fulfill his promise to resettle 125,000 refugees in FY2022. “Members of The Episcopal Church will participate in Refugee Council USA’s Virtual Advocacy Days next week, giving them an opportunity to ask their members of Congress to provide the administration with the funding to meet these goals,” said Rebecca Blachly, director of the Office of Government Relations for The Episcopal Church. In addition to these efforts, the Church will continue to work through its coalition partners to ensure that the United States continues to welcome the stranger, especially the most vulnerable facing dire conditions overseas. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Church responds to Biden administration’s announcement on the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Refugees Migration & Resettlement In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Albany, NY Rector Belleville, IL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Tags This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, MElast_img read more

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#CharitySoWhite hashtag trends on Twitter

first_imgMany did, including: …while many on Twitter called for action, for greater diversity and inclusion, or pledged their support: More recent news on diversity within the charity sector: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 The hashtag #CharitySoWhite was trending on Twitter today (Tuesday 20 August) as people in the sector shared their experiences of racism.By 5pm, there had been well over 2,000 tweets, with many of them liked and retweeted multiple times over, and attracting numerous comments of shared experiences and support. Charities’ efforts ‘unconvincing & ineffective’ say contributors to new collection on diversity July 2019IoF launches strategy to improve diversity in fundraising July 2019Diversity news round up July 2019  260 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.center_img Tagged with: #CharitySoWhite diversity equity hashtag Twitter Iftikhar asked people to share their experiences via Twitter: Melanie May | 20 August 2019 | News The campaign calls for urgent action to tackle racism in the charity sector, and was started by Fatima Iftikhar, after she uncovered racist training materials from Citizens Advice, which it has since apologised for. However, the hashtag also raised a few questions, largely from outside of the sector: #CharitySoWhite hashtag trends on Twitterlast_img read more

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A Farewell to Ag Leaders

first_img SHARE Previous articleVillwock says, Farmers Need to Stay ‘Engaged’ With Elected OfficialsNext articleSeed Consultants Market Watch Weekly Column with Gary Wilhelmi 12/7/2012 Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Also honored at the awards luncheon was  Richard Lugar who is ending his long and distinguished career in the US Senate. Farm Bureau  Vice President  Randy Kron said Lugar has helped shape US farm policy over the past 3 decades more than any other member of Congress, “He was willing to take on the tough issues and worked very closely with Farm Bureau and all of agriculture.” Home News Feed A Farewell to Ag Leaders Indiana Farm Bureau paid tribute to two of the most effective and influential leaders in agriculture today as they retire from leadership positions. At the IFB state convention in Indianapolis on Friday, Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and Senator Richard Lugar were honored with the President’s Award for service to agriculture. Skillman is Indiana’s outgoing Secretary of Agriculture. She is someone IFB president Don Villwock said has been an extraordinary force for Indiana agriculture over the past 8 years, “A very engaging lady who bring all the players to the table and someone who has a genuine passion for rural Indiana.”   Farm Bureau 2nd Vice President  Isabella Chism said Skillman has been a role model for woman in agriculture. “I think that is the thing that I admire about her the most, she does what she says she is going to do,” Chism stated. “She is a real person who will stand up for what she believes.” By Gary Truitt – Dec 7, 2012 center_img A Farewell to Ag Leaders [audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/12/awards.mp3|titles=A Farewell to Ag Leaders] Both Skillman and Lugar leave a lasting legacy in agriculture.  Skillman was the driving force that established the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.  Lugar, as chairman of the Senate Ag Committee, crafted a major change in US farm policy in the 1985 Farm Bill which moved US farmers from a supply management approach to a market oriented approach known as Freedom to Farm. Villwock, who has worked closely with both, was quite emotional in his presentation; and the audience of several thousand farmers and farm leaders gave both a thundering standing ovation. SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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It’s Time to Register for Sierra Madre’s Fourth of July Firecracker Fun Run

first_img Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News More Cool Stuff Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News It’s Time to Register for Sierra Madre’s Fourth of July Firecracker Fun Run From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 7, 2015 | 11:06 am Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Spero Foundation will be hosting their fifth annual “Fire Cracker Fun Run” as part of the Sierra Madre Fourth of July Festivities. This is an “unofficial 5K event,” but a running clock is provided. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcom. Walkers with strollers and dogs on leashes are encouraged to participate as this is a true community event!The Firecracker Fun Run is held on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Check-in and registration is at Kersting Court from 7:00 a.m.-7:45 a.m. the morning of the race. The race begins at 8:00 a.m.Registration is available online at www.cityofsierramadre.com/onlineregistration and begins Monday, May 4, 2015. Prior to June 15th registration costs for adults are $21.00 and youth under 10 are $16.00. After June 15th the cost is $26.00 per entry regardless of age. If you pre-register online before June 15, you will be guaranteed a t-shirt. For registrations taken June 15 or after, race t-shirts are available until supplies run out.All participants will receive a custom 2015 Firecracker Fun Run medal! Also as a new twist- this year there will be awards for the “Best-Showing” of RED, WHITE & BLUE- so show your support for the Stars and Stripes. We highly encourage everyone to dress up and show their patriotism with the most creative outfit possible.The Spero Foundation was formed in 2009 to raise awareness, bringing hope to people in need. In the last year the Foundation has donated over $28,000 to support local community programs and delivered over 50 food baskets during the holiday season to families in our own community. 100% of the proceeds from this event will support their Holiday Food Basket Program. Hope is not our wish…it is our goal.Register online at www.cityofsierramadre.com/onlineregistration.For more information, visit Fourth of July Website: www.sierramadre4thofjuly.com. 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, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business Newslast_img read more

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