UniCredit reaches a deal with unions as it seeks to cut domestic operations

first_img UniCredit has reached a deal with unions over thousands of lay-offs in Italy, ending a protracted struggle over a plan by the country’s biggest bank to streamline domestic operations.Under the deal, 3,000 UniCredit employees will get access to early retirement plans, the FABI banking union said. This comes on top of planned lay-offs for 600 staff and a further group of 1,100 employees, who are expected to leave the bank in 2014-15, it said. UniCredit has agreed to hire more than 2,000 new staff by 2013. The breakthrough comes a few weeks after Federico Ghizzoni was appointed at the helm of the bank, replacing Alessandro Profumo, who quit abruptly last month following a power clash with shareholders.“Negotiations were difficult,” said FABI secretary general, Mauro Morelli. “We are sure Federico Ghizzoni will not hinder the important results achieved.” Profumo, who turned the bank into a pan-European player through a string of acquisitions, had laid out the cuts as part of a plan to boost efficiency. Show Comments ▼ KCS-content UniCredit reaches a deal with unions as it seeks to cut domestic operations Monday 18 October 2010 7:42 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe 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.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.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.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comcenter_img Tags: NULL whatsapp Share whatsapplast_img read more

M88 agrees regional marketing deal with Spain’s La Liga

first_img Asia-facing online betting operator M88 has entered into a regional partnership with La Liga, the top division of club football in Spain.Under the deal, M88 will serve as the league’s official regional betting partner in Asia for the next four seasons, through to the end of the 2023-24 campaign.M88 will promote exclusive LaLiga content to audiences across Asia, with the aim of further engaging football fans in the region and helping grow the league’s profile among spectators.Among the planned content is a weekly video series that will explore and analyse LaLiga, and feature a number of the league’s official ambassadors.In addition, M88 and La Liga will use their respective digital channels to promote a range of competitions, offering fans the chance to win prizes such as official La Liga merchandise and match tickets.“With fans looking for increasingly local and entertaining content, the agreement with M88 gives us a new way to reach new audiences and show them a side to the competition they haven’t seen before,” La Liga’s head of business, marketing and international development Oscar Mayo said.An M88 spokesperson added: “As the league continues to grow in popularity throughout Asia, we are eager to engage with LaLiga fans and bring our own members closer to the action.”The new partnership comes amid an uncertain future for sponsorship deals in Spain’s sporting market. Legislation sent to the European Commission by the Spanish government in July seeks to ban gambling businesses from having branding on teams’ shirts.Other regulations set out in the draft legislation include banning operators from purchasing naming rights to stadia, event spaces or events, and while in-stadium gambling advertising will be allowed, it will only be permitted between 1am and 5am.The deal also comes after Great Britain’s Gambling Commission in June launched an investigation into M88 and Mansion Europe, looking at “various aspects” of each business’ “model and operations”.Mansion Europe held a remote betting and casino licence, under which it ran the Mansion Bet, Casino.com and Slots Heaven brands, while M88 was traded in the UK under a remote betting and casino licence held by Vivaro EntertainmentShortly after the investigation launched, AFC Bournemouth, which at the time was playing in the top-tier English Premier League, terminated its sponsorship deal with M88. Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 9th September 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresscenter_img M88 agrees regional marketing deal with Spain’s La Liga Marketing & affiliates Regions: Asia Europe Southern Europe Spain Asia-facing online betting operator M88 has entered into a regional partnership with La Liga, the top division of club football in Spain.last_img read more

IPL 2020 KXIP vs KKR Dream11 Prediction: Kings XI Punjab and…

first_imgMatch: Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders (KXIP vs KKR)Date: 10th Oct 2020Time: 3:30 PM ISTDream11 IPL 2020 Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders (KXIP vs KKR) Probable XIDream11 IPL 2020 KXIP Probable XI – Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (c)(wk), Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell/Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, James Neesham/Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin/Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi. Euro 2020: Didier Deschamps offers Ousmane Dembele update ahead of Portugal match Previous articleIndia Tour of Australia: India’s request for shorter quarantine in Australia likely to be rejectedNext articleIPL 2020: IPL betting racket busted, 17 held in south Delhi raid Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. By Kunal Dhyani – October 10, 2020 IPL 2020 KXIP vs KKR Dream11 Prediction: Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders, Weather forecast, Pitch Report, Captain, Fantasy Playing Tips, Probable XI – KXIP vs KKR LIVE at 3:30 PM IST Saturday OCT 10 on Insidesport Football IPL 2020: 24th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be played between the Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders (KXIP vs KKR)IPL 2020 KXIP vs KKR Live : Dream11 Prediction – Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders Facebook Twitter Football Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:Captain Options – KL Rahul. Andre RussellVice-Captain Options – Shubman Gill, Chris GayleSuggested Playing XI for KXIP vs KKR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:Keeper – KL Rahul (c), Nicholas PooranBatters – Eoin Morgan, Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill (vc), Mayank AgarwalAll-Rounders – Andre RussellBowlers – Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi It’s going to be a sunny day with no chances of rain playing spoilsport for the KXIP vs KKR IPL 2020 opener. The highest temperature will be around 38°C while the minimum temperature will be around 28°C.IPL 2020 KXIP vs KKR Pitch Report The stadiums across UAE will be slow and spin friendly. Both KXIP vs KKR will expect their spin stars to make the most of the conditions which will be in favour of them.IPL 2020 Dream11 Fantasy League KXIP vs KKR PLAYING 11 Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Dream11 IPL 2020 KKR Probable XI – Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (C & WK), Eoin Morgan, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun ChakravarthyKXIP vs KKR in IPL 2020 LIVE: Where to catch KXIP vs KKR Live Streaming?The match between KXIP vs KKR will be live broadcasted on Star Sports Network in the Indian Sub-Continent. 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Six Nations: The 37-man Lions squad for New Zealand

first_imgDangerous: Rhys Webb is a threat around the fringesProps: Mako Vunipola (England), Joe Marler (England), Jack McGrath (Ireland), Dan Cole (England), Tadhg Furlong (Ireland), Kyle Sinckler (England)Pick the bones out of this little lot for the Test starters. Marler has been re-born since his difficulties in the 2016 Six Nations, Vunipola has the skill-set to play in the centre, and his finding his feet after an injury lay-off and Cole is another been-there-and-done-that merchant. Furlong is probably front-runner for the tight-head Test spot, but Cole will push him hard and a tour like this could be the making of Sinckler from Eddie Jones’ stand-point. He will also have his mentor at Harlequins, Graham Rowntree, on the trip and the scrum guru rates Sinckler massively as does Adam Jones. He is spiky all right – just what you need in New Zealand where every midweek team will be primed to soften up the Lions ahead of the Tests.Bedrock: Tadhg Furlong is expected to lock down the Lions scrumHookers: Rory Best (Ireland), Ken Owens (Wales), Jamie George (England)Four into three won’t go and this is one of the hardest areas for Gatland to pick. Owens had a wail of time in the Six Nations, Best showed up in Ireland’s game against England and George might just be the best of the lot. This is tough on Dylan Hartley who probably won’t appreciate the summer off but George is the coming man.In the loose: Jamie George has a solid set-piece and high workrateSecond row:  Joe Launchbury (England), Alun Wyn Jones (Wales), Courtney Lawes (England), Jonny Gray (Scotland), Maro Itoje (England), George Kruis (England)Gatland name-checked Kruis in an interview on the BBC last weekend even though the Saracens man did not feature in the Six Nations because of injury. He can run a line-out and the Lions will need that in every game down under. Launchbury and Lawes were the standout pairing in the tournament and Lawes and Itoje can both do a shift at six.Engine room: Jonny Gray’s remarkable tackle count would be an asset to the LionsBack row: Sam Warburton (Wales), Peter O’Mahony (Ireland), CJ Stander (Ireland), James Haskell (England), Billy Vunipola (England), Taulupe Faletau (Wales) Inked-in: Owen Farrell is likely to play at No 10 or No 12 for the Test team Everyone else has had a crack at predicting Warren Gatland’s party and Test line-ups for the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand this summer so why can’t we? Last time in Australia Gatland picked 37 players in his original selection and he is likely to do the same this time when he unveils the names on 19 April. There are some top players likely to miss out and maybe he should go down the Clive Woodward route – his first squad, in 2005, had 44 players in it and he called up seven replacements. But we will stick with the Gatland model and good luck to him when he tries to whittle this lot down to 15 Test starters. That is why he gets the big bucks and he will get stick whoever he picks – and there is a case for about 50 players – we are sure we will too. Now where is that tin hat?Full-backs/wings: Stuart Hogg (Scotland), Elliot Daly (England), George North (Wales), Liam Williams (Wales), Rob Kearney (Ireland), Tommy Seymour (Scotland), Anthony Watson (England)Versatility is the name of the game here with numbers tight so Watson and Williams who can play wing or 15 get the nod as does Daly who can also play centre. Rob Kearney is picked for his ability under the high ball and there are plenty of finishers in there. Halfway through the Six Nations North would not have got in but he has found himself again and he is big bloke. That all leaves Leigh Halfpenny and Jack Nowell as the next cabs off the rank if anyone falls over, they will so that pair should not go too far on holiday.Finisher: Tommy Seymour has given Scotland a cutting edge out wideCentres: Owen Farrell (England), Jonathan Joseph (England), Robbie Henshaw (Ireland), Jonathan Davies (Wales)Owen Farrell is a certainty for the Tests if fit, whether at 10 or 12, Joseph is one of the best finishers around – a fact that masks his ability in defence where he has come on a ton. Davies has been there and done it despite blotting his copybook against England in the Six Nations and Henshaw, another who had a faux-pas in the tournament gets in….just. He has played 12 and 13 at Test level.Midfield muscle: Robbie Henshaw has the quality to thrive in New ZealandFly-halves: Johnny Sexton (Ireland), George Ford (England)Johnny Sexton was back to his best in Ireland’s game against England – he absolutely bossed it – but if he thought he was targeted by the English then he will get it with knobs in New Zealand. He knows it is coming and he is good enough to deal with it. Ford just edges Finn Russell out of the tour and there is always Farrell to provide cover at 10.Vision: George Ford offers a point of difference to Owen Farrell and Johnny SextonScrum-halves: Rhys Webb (Wales), Conor Murray (Ireland), Ben Youngs (England)Conor Murray and Rhys Webb look like slugging it out for the Test No.9 jersey with the Irishman favourite to nail it at the moment not least because of his partnership with Sexton. Youngs started the second Test in Australia in 2013, having come off the bench in the first, and knows a bit about the Irish fly-half as well. Greig Laidlaw’s injury in Scotland’s game against France has done him no favours on the Lions front. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img The dust has just settled on an explosive Six Nations which means the eyes of the rugby world will focus squarely on the April 19 Lions squad announcement. Who gets in? Sam Warburton is back to his best form and O’Mahony gets in on the back of a huge game against England. He is abrasive, good in the line-out and you can see the Kiwi fans taking to his no-nonsense approach. Haskell told us once that the nearest he had got to the Lions was Longleat but he is a good tourist, which is what Gatland is looking for in his last four or five spots, and could easily be midweek captain. Ian McGeechan lamented the absence of a strong character to captain the dirt-trackers in 1993 – Haskell could be the man. And don’t bet against him playing a Test.Class is permanent: Taulupe Faletau is just back from injurylast_img read more

PEDv Cases Continue to Rise

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News PEDv Cases Continue to Rise By Gary Truitt – May 4, 2014 PEDv Cases Continue to Rise Previous articleCongressional Pressure Mounts on EPA to Withdraw Proposed Waters of the U.S. RuleNext articleActivists Say the Darndest Things Gary Truitt It’s been a year since PEDv was first identified in the U.S. – and as of April 26th – the National Animal Health Laboratory Network has reported 204 out of 779 PEDv tests conducted at nine veterinary diagnostic labs came back positive – according to Meatingplace. The latest tests bring the confirmed PEDv count in the U.S. to 6,226 since last May. Twenty-nine states have at least one confirmed PEDv case – but the American Association of Swine Veterinarians says there have been cases diagnosed in Virginia – which would bring the state count to 30. Paragon Economics President Steve Meyer estimates as many as 7-million pigs have died from PEDv – but no firm numbers have been confirmed. This is why retail pork and hog prices have reached new record highs – and could potentially increase more. Facebook Twittercenter_img Meyer says USDA’s move to require reporting of PEDv cases is a positive one he wishes they would have taken last summer when it became obvious the disease was rapidly spreading. SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

Sports journalist beaten up

first_img Follow the news on Kazakhstan Organisation Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections RSF_en March 15, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sports journalist beaten up February 5, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia News Receive email alerts to go further News Sports journalist Maxim Khartashov, who has frequently lifted the lid on corruption in the world of sport, was set upon and beaten up by two unidentified assailants in Almaty on 11 March. Reporters Without Borders expressed its concern about the attack on the journalist for the opposition weekly Vremya, the second incident involving a sports journalist in less than a month.”The editor-in-chief of the weekly Sport & KS was dismissed because he criticised the authorities and Maxim Khartashov was attacked most likely because of the articles he wrote,” said the organisation. “These journalists should be able to do their job without obstruction and without fearing for their safety, in the same way as other members of the profession,” said Reporters Without Borders, calling on those leading the investigation into the attack to focus their inquiries on the connection with his work. News One of the men followed Khartashov as he left the newspaper around 5pm on 11 March, while another waited for him in front of his home. A few minutes earlier unknown callers phoned his home and the newspaper to find out where he was.The journalist, who suffered head and facial injuries, is still being treated in hospital.Khartashov said he believed the attack was linked to his work, because the two men did not attempt to rob him. He believed it could have been in reprisal for his articles exposing drug scandals, match-fixing and embezzlement in the sports world.Reporters Without Borders recalled that on 12 February 2004, Nesip Zhunusbayev, of the weekly Sport & KS, was dismissed by the Minister of Tourism and Sport, Daulet Turlykhanov, because he had been too critical of the government on sports issues.In an article published in January, he criticised training and preparation of the country’s athletes six months ahead of the Athens Olympics, speaking out against the privatisation of several sports bodies and calling for more government backing for the development of sport in rural areas. Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her January 15, 2021 Find out more News KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia October 30, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

RSF-backed satellite radio station sabotaged again

first_img RSF_en Radio Erena, a Paris-based satellite radio station that broadcasts to Eritreans in Eritrea and to the Eritrean diaspora, is again the target of a pirate transmission from within Eritrea that is blocking its broadcasts – this time since 4 September.The sabotage resumed two days after the radio and TV satellite company Arabsat restored Radio Erena’s signal, ending three weeks of satellite silence that had been the result of an earlier pirate transmission from inside Eritrea.Radio Erena was launched by Reporters Without Borders in 2009 with the primary chief aim of providing an independent news service to the residents of what is one of the most closed countries in the world, one that is ranked even lower than North Korea in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.The method of sabotage is similar to the one that forced Radio Erena off the air from 14 August to 2 September. Arabsat, owner of the BADR-6 satellite that the station uses to reach Eritrea, said it had to suspend Radio Erena because its signal was being jammed by a pirate transmission. Using geolocation, Arabsat has established that the jamming, which is targeted directly at the Radio Erena signal, has come both times from inside Eritrea. The first time, the jamming began after the station broadcast an interview with an Ethiopian government minister.”This Reporters Without Borders-backed radio station is really essential for Eritreans because the country’s state media just carry the regime’s bellicose and ultranationalist discourse,” RWB director-general Christophe Deloire said. “Radio Erena is the only source of independent news and information in the local language in what is an information black hole. We are not surprised by these attacks from a country that is ranked last in our press freedom index, but we reserve the right to take legal measures.” Reporters Without Borders created a mirror of the station’s website so that another cyber-attack would not prevent Eritreans from accessing Radio Erena’s news reports online. The organization urges Internet users to visit this exact copy of the original and to create more copies of it, in order to thwart the government’s censorship.The Reporters Without Borders mirror site was itself the target of cyber-attacks last night but the hackers failed to gain control of it.Ranked last in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index for the past five years, Eritrea is Africa’s biggest jail for journalists and the fourth biggest wordwide, after China, Iran and Syria. In reality, it is one vast open prison for the media. EritreaAfrica Activities in the field Reports October 27, 2020 Find out more January 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Eritrea Receive email alerts April 14, 2021 Find out more Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case to go furthercenter_img News RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision Organisation September 6, 2012 – Updated on May 21, 2016 RSF-backed satellite radio station sabotaged again Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? Help by sharing this information EritreaAfrica Activities in the field News Newslast_img read more

Seven journalists to spend National Press Day in prison

first_img Help by sharing this information As Azerbaijan prepares to marks National Press Day on 22 July 2007, Reporters Without Borders today condemned its repeated violations of the opposition media’s rights, especially the use of jail terms to silence journalists, of whom a total of seven are currently in prison. “Four criminal code articles with provision for long sentences are above all being used to imprison journalists – articles 147 and 148 on ‘defaming’ and ‘insulting’ the Azerbaijani people, article 282 on ‘inciting racial, national and religious hatred,’ and article 241 (1) on terrorism,” the press freedom organisation said. “These laws must be amended quickly because they represent serious violations of free speech and the international conventions to which Azerbaijan is party,” Reporters Without Borders added. “Prison sentences are being handed down at an appalling rate. The authorities turn a deaf ear to our repeated appeals and refuse to stop prosecuting the opposition media.”Sakit Zahidov, a writer and journalist with the newspaper Azadlig, was arrested on 23 June 2006 and, after 10 grammes of heroin were allegedly found in one of his pockets, he was charged with “possession of a large amount of drugs with the intention of reselling it.” Zahidov has always maintained the police planted the heroin. No evidence to support the charges was produced at his trial. Nonetheless, he was sentenced to three years in prison on 4 October 2007.Faramaz Allahverdiyev of the daily Nota Bene was sentenced to two years in prison on a charge of libel on 30 January of this year because of a report about interior minister Ramil Usubov’s lack of political loyalty to former President Heydar Aliev.Eynulla Fatullayev, the editor of the dailies Gundelik Azerbaijan and Realny Azerbaijan, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on 20 April for “defaming” and “insulting” the Azerbaijani people. The sentence was confirmed on appeal and now new charges of “terrorism” have been brought against him.Two journalists with the daily Mukhalifat, Yashar Agazadeh and Rovshan Kabirli, were sentenced to two and a half years in prison on 20 May for libelling Djalal Aliev, the president’s uncle, in a report implicating him in probable corruption.On 6 July, a Baku appeal court upheld the prison sentences imposed on 4 May on Samir Sadagatoglu, the editor of the weekly Sanat, and Rafik Tagi, one of his journalists, for an article critical of Islam entitled “Europe and Us” that was published on 6 November 2006. Sadagatoglu was sentenced to four years in prison, and Tagi to three years. June 4, 2021 Find out more News News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF_en Follow the news on Azerbaijan Receive email alerts to go furthercenter_img Organisation April 9, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia News News Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh June 8, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia July 20, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Seven journalists to spend National Press Day in prisonlast_img read more

Tuesday Tastings of the Wines of Italy with Diego Meraviglia

first_imgcenter column 5 Tuesday Tastings of the Wines of Italy with Diego Meraviglia Starting October 29th, Trattoria Neapolis will be hosting a six-part Italian wine tasting series led by its own award-winning wine director, Diego Meraviglia. By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Sunday, October 20, 2013 | 3:28 pm Make a comment Diego Meraviglia is a sommelier savant.He is wine director for Trattoria Neapolis, vice president of the North American Sommelier Association, a certified 4th Level Sommelier (AIS), Certified Sommelier-Court of Master Sommeliers, Certified Specialist of Wine-Society of Wine Educators, Certified Veuve Cliquot Specialist, and earned an enology and viticulture diploma from Silvarte (Italy). He teaches sommelier level wine classes, helps organize major L.A. wine related events and co-translated the book “Food & Wine” used worldwide by the Italian Sommelier Association, and most recently, placed fifth in the world at the World Wide Sommelier competition.To celebrate Merviglia’s remarkable performance at the competition, Trattoria Neapolis has created a six-part wine tasting series so customers can directly experience the genius of Meraviglia as a wine professional and educator.Dates and focus of tastings are as follows:1. Tuesday, October 29th 6:30pm PIEMONTE: Land of Barolo and More2. Tuesday, December 10th 6:30pm TUSCANY: From Brunello to Chianti3. Tuesday, January 21st 6:30pm SICILY: The Mediterranean Gem4. Tuesday, March 4th 6:30pm UMBRIA: The New Tuscany5. Tuesday, April 15th 6:30pm CAMPANIA: Land of Volcanoes6. Tuesday, May 27th 6:30pm PUGLIA: The Wine Cellar of EuropeEach event, or class, will last between one and one and a half hours, and will have a tasting of five wines from the region of focus. Small bites from the kitchen will accompany each dish, while Meraviglia will discuss the region’s history, geography, and other factors that affect the wine, the grapes, and the flavor.Cost of admission for each class is $45 per person, plus tax and 18% gratuity. You can purchase any number of classes, though if you purchase the whole series, you will get all six classes for the price of five.No refunds are given once tickets are purchased. However, if you are unable to attend a class, you can transfer to a future class so long as you give Trattoria Neapolis three days notice and there is space available in the class to which you’d like to transfer.Seats are limited for each class, so be sure to purchase early lest you lose a seat. To purchase, simply call the restaurant at (626) 792-3000, or ask your /host/server.Trattoria Neapolis Italian Restaurant & Bar is located at 336 South Lake Avenue. Visit http://www.trattorianeapolis.com to find out more about the restaurant and its future events. 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. HerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribecenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News More Cool Stuff Community Newslast_img read more

Guest Opinion | United Teachers of Pasadena President Allison Steppes: PUSD Is Not Prepared To Reopen Schools

first_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 63 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Unified School District is rushing to reopen campuses for in-person learning on March 30, 2021. United Teachers of Pasadena (UTP) does not believe that reopening schools the week of March 29, 2021 is educationally sound for students nor safe for staff and students.Included in the week of proposed reopening, Monday is not an in-person day, Wednesday is a school holiday, Friday is a shortened day, and all dates lead up to the week of Spring Break (April 5-9) resulting in a disrupted educational experience for all students attending in-person.Based on the financial incentive that the state has provided, if schools open by April 1, 2021, PUSD stands to receive $5.7 million. For each day they postpone reopening, they lose $51,000.00 per school day. UTP proposes schools reopen on April 13, 2021, which is a loss of two days. The lives of staff and students are worth more than $102,000.The Districts actions thus far do not reflect health and safety are important to them. Reopening is not a process which should be rushed when the health and safety of thousands of people are at stake. United Teachers of Pasadena has concerns about the date of reopening campuses due to the District’s inability to prove they can consistently provide a safe environment for students and staff alike.At the March 4, 2021 Board meeting, the District committed to provide a COVID-19 Dashboard on their website by March 12, 2021. The Dashboard would provide transparency into the number of positive cases at each District site. At the time of this writing, the Dashboard does not exist. In addition, all 28 school sites must have a COVID-19 Safety Plan posted on their website. School sites have not provided clear procedures for the closure of a class or school site in the event of a positive COVID-19 case.Let’s be clear, UTP wants to return to campuses to educate our students. However, the safety of everyone on campus is paramount. Due to the lack of evidence, we have no confidence the District will provide for the safety of everyone on campus.Allison Steppes, Ed. D., PresidentUnited Teachers of Pasadena Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Top of the News Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Opinion & Columnists Guest Opinion | United Teachers of Pasadena President Allison Steppes: PUSD Is Not Prepared To Reopen Schools By ALLISON STEPPES, Ed. D., President, United Teachers of Pasadena Published on Friday, March 12, 2021 | 6:05 pm Community News Make a comment Subscribelast_img read more