first_img Advertisement Howard Lake | 4 July 2016 | News Tagged with: direct debit Rapidata Services plc regular giving Research / statistics Regular giving cancellations continued at their lowest level for second successive year Cancellation rates for Direct Debit donations remained at their lowest level for 13 years in 2015, despite the negative media reports and political criticism of some fundraising methods during the year. The public’s continued commitment to regular giving to charities will be revealed today by Direct Debit processing specialist Rapidata on the first day of the Institute of Fundraising’s National Fundraising Convention in London.Rapidata has tracked trends in charitable giving by Direct Debit for 13 years. The past two years have seen the lowest cancellation rates so far for the whole of this period, according to Rapidata’s Charity Direct Debit Tracking Report 2016.Public commitment to regular givingDirect Debit cancellation rates are continuing at the lowest levels for the past 13 yearsThe record low was achieved in 2014 with an average annual Direct Debit cancellation rate of 2.67%. But 2015 was the next lowest on record at 2.89%.This was the first time that cancellations had fallen below the average annual rate of 3%, down from over 4% during the difficult times of the economic recession in 2008 and 2009.The low cancellation rates do not appear to show any impact of the media coverage of criticism of some fundraising. Cancellation rates remained below average from May 2015 to March 2016 inclusive.There was a more sustained peak of cancellations 
during the summer months of July to August 2015, but Rapidata say that this follows the expected pattern of the annual cancellation cycle. In addition, this peak was still below the average rate for that time of year. Following this peak, rates dropped again towards the year end to an all-time low for the month of November of 2.34%.Did some newspapers’ interpretation of the death of Mrs Olive Cooke affect regular giving rates?Low rates continued into 20162016 got off to a good start: the cancellation figure for January of 2.64% is the lowest rate for that month since the study began in 2003.Of course, the still unclear results of the EU Referendum result could still have a negative impact on regular giving levels. Yet “all signs so far look positive”, according to the agency. Trust in charitiesProfessor Adrian Sargeant, director of the University of Plymouth Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy commented on the findings, saying:“Despite the fundraising crisis last year, donors did not respond by cancelling their regular gifts in their droves. This is exactly the kind of evidence we should be using to inform policy decisions.”Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, welcomed the report, saying:“The evidence in this report backs up what we have heard from our members – existing supporters are continuing to trust and support the charities they already give to. Charities will want to build on the fact that donors are sticking with the causes they support, doing even more to ensure donors’ needs are at the heart of how they fundraise.”Scott Gray, managing director of Rapidata, said that the findings indicated that “we should not underestimate the strength of the public’s connection with the charities they choose to support.”At the same time he urged that:“the figures should be taken with caution as the last year has shown fundraising it cannot rest on its laurels. Whilst no long-term impact on regular giving from the fundraising crisis is good news for regular giving, we must note that the majority of media attention has been directed
 at recruitment channels – direct mail, telephone fundraising, sharing of data in prospecting – and that the importance of retaining and nurturing supporters has never been more important.”Rapidata’s Charity Direct Debit Tracking Report will be available as a free download.center_img  147 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  148 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis20last_img read more

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first_imgFor 28 consecutive years, the Committee of 500 Years has been protesting the use of the racist name and image of the Cleveland baseball team.In 2019, the team dropped the hated “mascot,” after removing it from team apparel the same year. Credit: Susan SchnurOver 100 people rallied outside the Progressive Field stadium on opening day, July 24. Speaker Phil Yenko, executive director of the American Indian Movement of Ohio, credited the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement to increasing the pace of changing racist imagery of sports teams at all levels. In 2019, the team dropped the hated “mascot,” after removing it from team apparel the same year.— Report and photo by Susan Schnur FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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first_img Corn ZCN21 (JUL 21) 684.50 -14.50 Cutting Costs in Tight Times, Difficult but DoableIn a special series of reports this month, Hoosier Ag Today and  Farm Credit MidAmerica have been focusing on the fixed costs of a farming operation and how to better manage those expenses. We have focused on equipment costs and land costs. Some fixed expenses are more difficult to cut than others. Evan Hahn, Vice President of credit, Agribusiness, with FCMA, says labor  costs are areas where efficiency can often be improved, but employees may be affected, “One way is to improve production efficiency by using precision equipment which can reduce labor costs.”A cost that  is often hard to control is family living costs. Hahn said they recommend writing a check each month to cover family living costs, “With lower profit levels in an operation, some families may have to look at lowering their living costs. One way they can do that every month is to write themselves a check out of the farming operation. That allows them to separate those costs from the farming operating costs.”Hahn says, if you need help evaluating your fixed costs, talk with your  lender.FCMA has other resources to provide advice and direction for your operation. Visit them at e-farmcredit.com. How Indiana Crops are Faring Versus Other States SHARE All quotes are delayed snapshots Cutting Costs in Tight Times, Difficult but Doable Wheat ZWN21 (JUL 21) 680.75 -3.00 Previous articleIndiana Field Conditions ImprovingNext articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 18, 2017 Gary Truitt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Minor Changes in June WASDE Report Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Name Sym Last Change Home Indiana Agriculture News Cutting Costs in Tight Times, Difficult but Doable Soybean ZSN21 (JUL 21) 1508.50 -35.50 By Gary Truitt – Apr 17, 2017 Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program Lean Hogs HEM21 (JUN 21) 122.68 0.22 Feeder Cattle GFQ21 (AUG 21) 151.18 2.78 Live Cattle LEM21 (JUN 21) 118.70 1.13 STAY CONNECTED5,545FansLike3,961FollowersFollow187SubscribersSubscribelast_img read more

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first_imgReddIt Robbie Vaglio Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Facebook I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! printA former student charged with hacking into his professor’s grade book and changing his grades made a recent court appearance and is no longer in custody.An indictment must be issued within the next 180 days before the date of Vu Thanh “Steven” Phan’s next court appearance is scheduled.The Tarrant County district attorney was unable to provide any additional information on the case. Phan was arrested in January on a charge of computer security breach between $2,500 and $30,000 — a state jail felony — and had his initial appearance in Tarrant County Magistrate Court last Friday. According to Texas penal code, breach of computer security is when an individual accesses a computer, computer network or computer system without the effective consent of the owner and with the intent to defraud or harm another or alter, damage or delete property.Phan is accused of “knowingly accessing a computer system or network … without the effective consent of TCU, the owner and did knowingly obtain a benefit, defraud or harm,” according to arrest affidavits.Video footage in Tandy Hall Room 226 taken on Dec. 12 shows Phan swapping the keyboard at the instructor’s work station with one from his backpack and returned later that evening to take his keyboard back.Phan used the information captured on his keyboard to log into D2L to change his grades, according to arrest affidavits.Special Agent Brian Sanders of the Secret Service said keyboard devices can be used to “log keystrokes and illegally obtain password information on computers,” according to the arrest affidavits.According to a spokesperson for the university, Phan is no longer enrolled in TCU. Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Vu Thanh “Steven” Phan was arrested Wednesday morning on a computer security breach charge. Photo courtesy of Tarrant County Jail. Previous articleStudent expected to launch sports betting appNext articleFootball falls to SMU for first time since 2011 Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ + posts Twitter ReddIt Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ What to watch during quarantine World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Facebook Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter Linkedin Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

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first_img PalestineMiddle East – North Africa May 16, 2021 Find out more News Organisation June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes News RSF_en Follow the news on Palestine May 28, 2021 Find out more PalestineMiddle East – North Africa center_img News “The climate continues to be very oppressive for Palestinian journalists, who are still subject to arrests, physical attacks and searches as a result of tension between the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Political rivalry continues to take its toll on press freedom.”In one of the latest incidents, Samer Rwayched, a correspondent of Sawt Al-Aqsa (a radio station linked to Hamas), was arrested by Palestinian Authority security forces at his home in the West Bank city of Hebron on 7 May. Representatives of the radio station told Reporters Without Borders they did not know the official reason for his arrest or where he is currently being held.Ttwo journalists working for Hamas-linked websites, Mohamed Ezzat Al-Halayka and Sami Asa’d, were arrested by Palestinian Authority security forces on 4 May. Al-Halayka was arrested at his home in the village of Al-Shouyoukh, outside Hebron, while Asa’d was arrested near his home in Bethlehem. Other people regarded as Hamas supporters were arrested the same day in Hebron.Muhannad Adnan Aziz Salahat, a journalist based in the West Bank who works as a representative of the Palestinian Human Rights Foundation (Monitor) in Jordan, was arrested by the Palestinian intelligence services on 1 May after responding to a summons he had received from them five days earlier. Since his arrest, the intelligence services have refused to provide any information about his detention.Salahat had already ready been arrested twice in recent weeks by the intelligence services at the Al-Karama crossing between the West Bank and Jordan, on 28 March and 14 April. Thereafter he was forbidden to leave the Palestinian Territories although there was no legal basis for the prohibition.He has written articles criticising arrests of Palestinian citizens by Israeli troops and recently made documentaries aired by the pan-Arab satellite TV station Al Jazeera that showed the living conditions of Palestinians in Jerusalem after their homes were demolished by the Israeli army. The Palestinian Authority said the documentaries were liable to incite violence against Israel.The Gaza City home of Noufouz Al-Bakri, the correspondent of the newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, was searched by individuals claiming to be from the Hamas government’s information ministry on 25 April. They told her that, to continue working as the newspaper’s correspondent, she would have apply for permission to open a newspaper bureau, because that is what her home was, they said. She later contacted the information ministry, which denied having anything to do with the search.It was not the first raid on Al-Bakri’s home. It was searched by 7 March by individuals claiming to belong to the Hamas interior ministry’s security forces (read http://en.rsf.org/palestinian-territories-security-forces-raid-journalis…).Gunmen fired on an Al Jazeera vehicle containing a reporter, cameraman and assistant, as well as its driver, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on 22 April. The Palestinian Authority security forces said they would investigate the shooting, in which no one was injured.Reporters Without Borders has learned that the Palestinian Authority’s communications ministry warned local radio and TV stations in the West Bank that their broadcasting could be suspended if they did not renew their licences by 15 April. The West Bank has at least 28 TV stations and 27 radio stations and there is a real danger that the Palestinian Authority could use this measure to close down the ones it does not like.The head of Al-Mahed, the only Christian TV station in the West Bank, said the communications ministry was asking for exorbitant amounts to renew the station’s licences. “Only the rich can afford media licences now,” he said. “This is going to limit news media diversity in the West Bank. It is just a means of restricting freedom of expression.”Both the Palestinian Authority security forces and the Hamas Executive Force are still on the lastest version of the Predators of Press Freedom list which Reporters Without Borders issued on 3 May. Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists to go further May 10, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Political tension between Hamas and Fatah still takes its toll on Palestinian journalists WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News Help by sharing this information Receive email alertslast_img read more

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first_imgNews November 26, 2019 Find out more April 29, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judge seizes computers from online daily under anti-terrorist law Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world November 11, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on Chile Chile: RSF calls for exemplary investigation into Chilean photographer’s murder Reporters Without Borders today condemned the removal and confiscation of the hard disks of two computers belonging to the online newspaper El Mostrador on 27 April. The seizure was ordered under an anti-terrorist law by a judge investigating the 24 March bombing of the Brazilian consulate in Santiago. The equipment was returned the day after.”This confiscation is a violation of the confidentiality of sources, a cornerstone of press freedom,” Reporters Without Borders said in a letter to Gloria Ana Chevesich, the judge who issued the order. “If the confidentiality of sources is not respected, people will stop giving information to journalists and society’s right to be informed will be seriously harmed.”Reporters Without Borders pointed out that article 8 of the Declaration on Principles of Freedom of Expression adopted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights says “every journalist has the right to keep his/her source of information, notes, personal and professional archives confidential.”Police seized the two hard disks from the offices of El Mostrador (www.elmostrador.cl) on the morning of 27 April. The judge’s order said the purpose was “to copy and analyse the hard disks in order to obtain information as to the existence of a new e-mail claiming the bombing.” The two hard disks were returned to the daily on 28 April afternoon.The two computers contained an e-mail message claiming responsibility for the bombing that was signed by the Movement of the Revolutionary Left (MIR), an extreme left-wing group. It was received shortly after the bomb went off. However, one of the MIR’s leaders denied that the group was in any way involved in a second e-mail message sent to the newspaper the next day.The two computers were those of El Mostrador editor Lino Solís de Ovando G. and the head of its legal section, Jorge Molina Sanhueza. Police had already checked the content of Molina’s computer a few weeks ago, with his agreement, without finding anything.El Mostrador was told on the evening of 26 April that police were coming to inspect Solís’ computer, but it was not told that computers would be confiscated. The newspaper has condemned the seizure as a violation of the confidentiality of sources. to go furthercenter_img July 6, 2020 Find out more Organisation Receive email alerts News ChileAmericas News RSF_en Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” ChileAmericas last_img read more

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first_img More Cool Stuff latest #1 JPL Study Indicates Loss of West Antarctic Glaciers Appears Unstoppable Published on Monday, May 12, 2014 | 11:52 am Photo courtesy NASA.govA new study by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of decline, with nothing to stop the glaciers in this area from melting into the sea.The study presents multiple lines of evidence, incorporating 40 years of observations that indicate the glaciers in the Amundsen Sea sector of West Antarctica “have passed the point of no return,” according to glaciologist and lead author Eric Rignot, of UC Irvine and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The new study has been accepted for publication in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.These glaciers already contribute significantly to sea level rise, releasing almost as much ice into the ocean annually as the entire Greenland Ice Sheet. They contain enough ice to raise global sea level by 4 feet (1.2 meters) and are melting faster than most scientists had expected. Rignot said these findings will require an upward revision to current predictions of sea level rise.“This sector will be a major contributor to sea level rise in the decades and centuries to come,” Rignot said. “A conservative estimate is it could take several centuries for all of the ice to flow into the sea.”Three major lines of evidence point to the glaciers’ eventual demise: the changes in their flow speeds, how much of each glacier floats on seawater, and the slope of the terrain they are flowing over and its depth below sea level. In a paper in April, Rignot’s research group discussed the steadily increasing flow speeds of these glaciers over the past 40 years. This new study examines the other two lines of evidence.The glaciers flow out from land to the ocean, with their leading edges afloat on the seawater. The point on a glacier where it first loses contact with land is called the grounding line. Nearly all glacier melt occurs on the underside of the glacier beyond the grounding line, on the section floating on seawater.Just as a grounded boat can float again on shallow water if it is made lighter, a glacier can float over an area where it used to be grounded if it becomes lighter, which it does by melting or by the thinning effects of the glacier stretching out. The Antarctic glaciers studied by Rignot’s group have thinned so much they are now floating above places where they used to sit solidly on land, which means their grounding lines are retreating inland.“The grounding line is buried under a thousand or more meters of ice, so it is incredibly challenging for a human observer on the ice sheet surface to figure out exactly where the transition is,” Rignot said. “This analysis is best done using satellite techniques.”The team used radar observations captured between 1992 and 2011 by the European Earth Remote Sensing (ERS-1 and -2) satellites to map the grounding lines’ retreat inland. The satellites use a technique called radar interferometry, which enables scientists to measure very precisely — within less than a quarter of an inch — how much Earth’s surface is moving. Glaciers move horizontally as they flow downstream, but their floating portions also rise and fall vertically with changes in the tides. Rignot and his team mapped how far inland these vertical motions extend to locate the grounding lines.The accelerating flow speeds and retreating grounding lines reinforce each other. As glaciers flow faster, they stretch out and thin, which reduces their weight and lifts them farther off the bedrock. As the grounding line retreats and more of the glacier becomes waterborne, there’s less resistance underneath, so the flow accelerates.Slowing or stopping these changes requires pinning points — bumps or hills rising from the glacier bed that snag the ice from underneath. To locate these points, researchers produced a more accurate map of bed elevation that combines ice velocity data from ERS-1 and -2 and ice thickness data from NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission and other airborne campaigns. The results confirm no pinning points are present upstream of the present grounding lines in five of the six glaciers. Only Haynes Glacier has major bedrock obstructions upstream, but it drains a small sector and is retreating as rapidly as the other glaciers.The bedrock topography is another key to the fate of the ice in this basin. All the glacier beds slope deeper below sea level as they extend farther inland. As the glaciers retreat, they cannot escape the reach of the ocean, and the warm water will keep melting them even more rapidly.The accelerating flow rates, lack of pinning points and sloping bedrock all point to one conclusion, Rignot said.“The collapse of this sector of West Antarctica appears to be unstoppable,” he said. “The fact that the retreat is happening simultaneously over a large sector suggests it was triggered by a common cause, such as an increase in the amount of ocean heat beneath the floating sections of the glaciers. At this point, the end of this sector appears to be inevitable.”Because of the importance of this part of West Antarctica, NASA’s Operation IceBridge will continue to monitor its evolution closely during this year’s Antarctica deployment, which begins in October. IceBridge uses a specialized fleet of research aircraft carrying the most sophisticated suite of science instruments ever assembled to characterize changes in thickness of glaciers, ice sheets and sea ice.For additional images and video related to this new finding, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/1m6YZSfFor additional information on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and its potential contribution to sea level rise, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/1oIfSlOFor more information on Operation IceBridge, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/icebridgeThe California Institute of Technology in Pasadena manages JPL for NASA.NASA monitors Earth’s vital signs from land, air and space with a fleet of satellites and ambitious airborne and ground-based observation campaigns. NASA develops new ways to observe and study Earth’s interconnected natural systems with long-term data records and computer analysis tools to better see how our planet is changing. The agency shares this unique knowledge with the global community and works with institutions in the United States and around the world that contribute to understanding and protecting our home planet.For more information about NASA’s Earth science activities in 2014, visit http://www.nasa.gov/earthrightnow 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS [Updated]  Pasadena Now has learned that MME Retail, also known as MedMen, could lose the right to move forward in the city’s cannabis process.According to a July 1 letter signed by Assistant City Manager Nicholas Rodriguez and obtained by Pasadena Now, the city has determined that material control of the company has changed due to turnover within the organization.At least seven officials listed in MedMen’s initial January 2019 application as owners or key staff, have left MedMen, a change in ownership and/or management is not allowed and is considered material where it constitutes a “change of control,” according to the city’s process.“The City Manager has reviewed the allegations and evidence regarding MedMen’s change of ownership and/or management, and believes that the changes at MedMen appear to be material and to rise to the level of a change of control,” the letter states.The company has 10 days to prove it remains under the control of the people listed on its application.According to the process, it was made clear during the process that the evaluation and final interview was to be of the actual team to be working in Pasadena.“If the City Manager finds there was a change of control, MedMen shall lose the right to proceed through the cannabis permitting process and its application will be rejected. Any decision of the City Manager shall be final and there shall be no appeal therefrom.”Allegations against MedMen were made in a letter sent to Pasadena Now, City Manager Steve Mermell and local City Councilmembers from Timothy Dodd CEO of SweetFlower Pasadena LLC.Dodd called for an investigation into Integral Associates Dena and MedMen Pasadena Retail numerous changes in ownership and management.City officials did not mention Integral when Pasadena Now reached out for comment on Dodd’s letter on Wednesday.According to the letter, on June 5, 2019, the same day that the City announced the initial selection results of the cannabis screening application process, Green Thumb Industries Inc. (“GTI”), announced that it had paid $290 million to acquire ownership interests in Integral.“The City Council of the City of Pasadena and its residents have rightly placed great importance on knowing who is actually in control of the cannabis businesses that it has approved to operate in the City, including ensuring that these operators remain the same as what the City originally approved,” Dodd said. “Sweet Flower views this as an ongoing relationship between business operators and the City, based on principles of trust and transparency. SweetFlower therefore welcomes the rules recently promulgated by the City clarifying that meaningful ownership and management changes by applicants during the permitting process must be investigated fully, and applauds the standard established that any change in control of an applicant invalidates its application. We look forward to the City diligently and transparently investigating the myriad ownership and management changes that have already occurred among at least two applicants.”According to the letter, MedMen also should be investigated because its conditional license to operate a Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Staunton, Virginia was revoked by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy in June.“A person is prohibited from holding or maintaining a commercial cannabis permit in the City of Pasadena if any of the following apply:The applicant has been denied a permit or state license to engage in commercial cannabis activity, or has had a permit or state license to engage in commercial cannabis activity suspended and not reinstated, or revoked, by any city, county, city and county, or any other state cannabis licensing authority.”Integral and another dispensary Harvest Pasadena have already received Conditional Use Permits (CUP). According to some cannabis experts, a CUP to sell in Pasadena is worth millions of dollars.Many Harvest dispensaries were acquired by High Times earlier this year. It is not known if the Pasadena dispensary scheduled to open on Colorado Boulevard in Old Pasadena was part of the sale.Integral, MME Retail and Harvest Pasadena won the right to move forward in the city’s selection process along with Varda and SweetFlower.The companies later began feuding with each other after it became obvious all of them would not receive a CUP.SweetFlowers’ permit application was ruled “incomplete” because it did not provide a location map prepared by a licensed surveyor, as required by the city’s application process.It is not known if SweetFlower would be allowed back in the process if MedMen is disqualified.In April, city officials cancelled a hearing into applications by MedMen and Varda after Todd sent a letter to the City Manager.That meeting has not been rescheduled. 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img Community News Your email address will not be published. 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first_img Pinterest TAGS  Twitter TREVOR, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Vonco Products LLC, an industry-leader in the manufacture of liquid-tight medical devices, fluid bags and infection prevention solutions announced today that it is responding to the nationwide demand for safe and secure COVID-19 testing by increasing production of 95kPa biohazard transport bags. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005331/en/ The 95kPa VonSeal liquid-tight specimen transport bag is designed to withstand, without leakage 95kPa which meet IATA requirements for shipping hazardous liquids on air transport. All 95kPa bags are made with a custom film structure that features a strong adhesive closure and continuous seal, which makes it ideal for critical liquid and substance containment. (Photo: Business Wire) “With over one million people in the United States tested every day for COVID-19, it’s critical that tests are handled and transported in safe, secure, liquid-tight materials,” said Keith Smith, president of Vonco. “We’re committed to support the need for safe air transport of COVID biohazard samples from testing sites to laboratories across the country.” Made in the USA, and invented by Vonco, the 95kPa biohazard transport bag is designed to meet IATA requirements for shipping hazardous liquids on air transport. Each Vonco 95kPa bag is made with a custom film structure that features a strong adhesive closure and continuous seal, which makes it ideal for critical liquid and substance containment. Specifications include:Ability to maintain differential pressure of 13.8 psi (95kPa) consistentlyA continuous seal that can withstand an almost 100 degree change in temperatureA patented, liquid-tight, tamper-evident adhesive closer that maintains product protectionMulti-layer film designAvailable in 4 standard sizes; custom sizes and labels available Click here for more information or to place an order. For bulk purchases and pricing call 800.323.9077 or [email protected] Vonco is an FDA registered facility with Class II medical device capability and is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485:2016 Certified. Visit Vonco for more information about in-stock liquid-tight fluid, specimen, security mailer, and evidence property bags. About Vonco Vonco ( www.vonco.com ) is a contract manufacturer of liquid-tight medical device and consumer stand up pouches. We provide fast custom design for the ‘craziest’ of bags with unique shapes, fitment insertions and assembly of unsupported or laminated films. With more than 60 years of experience, we have the flexibility to design and develop your bags in a fraction of the time to increase speed-to-market, lower costs and improve returns on investment. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005331/en/ CONTACT: Kyle Vlasak VP Sales & Marketing [email protected] 262-298-7201 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA WISCONSIN INDUSTRY KEYWORD: OTHER MANUFACTURING MEDICAL DEVICES MEDICAL SUPPLIES INFECTIOUS DISEASES PACKAGING AIR TRANSPORT MANUFACTURING HEALTH LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Vonco Products LLC Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 10:04 AM/DISC: 02/09/2021 10:04 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005331/en Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Local NewsBusiness Facebook Pinterest Vonco Products 95kPa Biohazard Bags Help Front-Line Workers Secure COVID Tests Transported by Air WhatsApp Previous articleBiorasi Welcomes Dermatologist Dr. Lawrence Green to Scientific Advisory BoardNext articleDentalPlans.com Educating Americans on Oral Health’s Role in Heart Health Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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