Business Activities – 18-98 Plus http://18-98plus.com/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 11:11:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://18-98plus.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-3-150x150.png Business Activities – 18-98 Plus http://18-98plus.com/ 32 32 Robinson takes the position of Director of Operations at GHC | Company https://18-98plus.com/robinson-takes-the-position-of-director-of-operations-at-ghc-company/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/robinson-takes-the-position-of-director-of-operations-at-ghc-company/ GRANGEVILLE — Amy Robinson has found her niche. “It feels really good,” she smiles. “I love working here so much.” Robinson is the new director of operations for Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation of Cascadia (GHC); however, she is not a new face for GHC residents or staff. Robinson has provided care and services at GHC […]]]>

GRANGEVILLE — Amy Robinson has found her niche.

“It feels really good,” she smiles. “I love working here so much.”

Robinson is the new director of operations for Grangeville Health and Rehabilitation of Cascadia (GHC); however, she is not a new face for GHC residents or staff.

Robinson has provided care and services at GHC for a decade and additionally has five years of experience in the home health field.

“I have almost always been a caregiver,” she says. “That’s exactly what I do.”

She takes over the position of the former director, Amy Farris, who moved to the position of social services delegate.

At GHC, Robinson held many roles, from housekeeper to resident dietary aide to certified practical nurse (CNA). She maintains her nursing assistant certification as it is a valuable skill for her new role as Director of Activities.

“I know and love the people here,” she said. “They are my family.”

She said she enjoys the hands-on work with residents and is always open to suggestions from families or others.

“A lot of residents like to play bingo, so I’ll be working more,” she said. She also has a group that likes to read and organize round tables. She also has volunteers who come to GHC to provide music. Robinson noted, “We would appreciate more volunteers to help provide activities and engagement for residents.”

During COVID, residents were restricted in their activities, but now, she explained, “things have opened up and they really like seeing people and kids.” In the past, singers, dancers, instrumentalists, readers and nail polishers have come and spent time with the residents. Classrooms, church groups, 4-H clubs, organizations and individuals are all invited to share their time and talents with GHC residents.

On a personal note, Robinson was born and raised in Nevada and moved to Idaho many years ago. However, she said, “Idaho is my home – I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.” She and her husband are enjoying the quiet life at home and enjoying the outdoors. They live with their rescue squirrel, Turbo.

“He fell from the tree over a year ago, and now he’s our baby,” she smiles. “He’s affectionate and funny.”

To volunteer or for questions, call Robinson at 208-983-1131.

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Socio-economic activities hampered in Lagos, Abuja as fuel shortage hits harder – https://18-98plus.com/socio-economic-activities-hampered-in-lagos-abuja-as-fuel-shortage-hits-harder/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 15:01:03 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/socio-economic-activities-hampered-in-lagos-abuja-as-fuel-shortage-hits-harder/ Eagle’s online correspondent who traveled to different locations in Ifako-Ijaiye local government area observed long queues at different gas stations on Iju Road; College Road; Ijaiye/Isheri road among others. Following the sudden scarcity for which no official reason was given by any government agency, few stations selling the product have jacked up the price as […]]]>

Eagle’s online correspondent who traveled to different locations in Ifako-Ijaiye local government area observed long queues at different gas stations on Iju Road; College Road; Ijaiye/Isheri road among others.

Following the sudden scarcity for which no official reason was given by any government agency, few stations selling the product have jacked up the price as high as N180 to N200/litre from N165/litre.

Scarcity has also forced higher transport fares and the scarcity of commercial vehicles, causing many commuters to stay longer at bus stops before getting vehicles to their destination.

In Abuja, residents experienced pain on Monday due to the rarity of PMS.

Although the market has not seen stable supply this year, it has deteriorated with only NNPC Jahi, Shema to Jahi, AA Rano Maitama as retail outlets open to customers on the Kubwa highway.

In addition, the Forte Oil gas station opposite Transcorp Hilton, Maitama sold the product on Monday, but some gas stations monitored all the recorded endless queues and inappropriate accounts of the hardships of commuters who passed the Most of the day aspiring to buy fuel.

With endless scarcity and poor market oversight, black marketing was commonplace also FCT.

Recall that the country was struck by the fuel shortage at the start of this year due to the contaminated product supply. The shortage lasted about two months.

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Bisbee Pride celebrates 18th year after COVID-19 hiatus https://18-98plus.com/bisbee-pride-celebrates-18th-year-after-covid-19-hiatus/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 23:20:24 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/bisbee-pride-celebrates-18th-year-after-covid-19-hiatus/ In one of Arizona’s most famous small towns, where cowboys and hippies coexist, official Pride celebrations have returned to Bisbee after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. In 2020, the event was held virtually and last year the organizer, Bisbee Pride Inc., a non-profit organization, was unable to obtain the necessary permits. Instead, organizers […]]]>

In one of Arizona’s most famous small towns, where cowboys and hippies coexist, official Pride celebrations have returned to Bisbee after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions.

In 2020, the event was held virtually and last year the organizer, Bisbee Pride Inc., a non-profit organization, was unable to obtain the necessary permits. Instead, organizers worked with local businesses to host alternative vendors and events.

“Everyone was spread out, so there wasn’t a lot of togetherness,” said Liz Hosler, 50, who is from Bisbee but is flying in from Phoenix for the event. This year, Hosler said it was amazing to celebrate Pride in Bisbee again.

“Everyone is smiling…everyone is just doing their thing,” she said.

This year is Bisbee Pride’s 18th year of celebrating the LGBTQ community.

The four-day event features a variety of activities, shows and parties, including a drag show, parade, street dance party and more.

Early Saturday morning before the festivities began, a few tourists strolled through the quiet, quaint streets of Bisbee.

One of them was Antonio Vasquez, who came over from Phoenix for the weekend.

“I heard Pride was great fun here,” said Vasquez, who came to celebrate Pride with his family and experience a change of scenery. “It’s quaint and cute, it’s just a whole different vibe.”

Doug Morgan also drove from Phoenix for Bisbee Pride, bringing his husband, Ronnie Lamboso, to celebrate Lamboso’s first-ever Pride celebration.

Morgan said while having a Pride event in rural Arizona seems normal these days, 25 years ago, he never dreamed of celebrating Pride in a town like Bisbee.

Doug Morgan (right) and Ronnie Lamboso traveled from Phoenix to Bisbee for Lamboso's first Pride experience.

For Morgan, Pride celebrations mean “respect, freedom, it means everything,” he said. “That’s the great thing about Pride. People aren’t judged. It’s very open. Every Gay Pride is open.”

How did a traditionally conservative mining town become so tolerant?

Ramon Garcia, president and CEO of Bisbee Pride Inc., said the town changed after the mines closed. According to Queen Mine Tours, the mines closed in 1975.

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RBI focused on inflation once growth and economic activity were at pre-pandemic levels, says guv Das https://18-98plus.com/rbi-focused-on-inflation-once-growth-and-economic-activity-were-at-pre-pandemic-levels-says-guv-das/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 07:50:40 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/rbi-focused-on-inflation-once-growth-and-economic-activity-were-at-pre-pandemic-levels-says-guv-das/ The Reserve Bank of India acted proactively to deal with the shock of the Covid pandemic, the Ukraine-Russia war, and took calibrated measures to ensure that the shock was absorbed without destabilizing growth, said the Governor Shaktikanta Das during the FE Modern BFSI summit. During the pandemic, the RBI MPC consciously decided to tolerate inflation […]]]>

The Reserve Bank of India acted proactively to deal with the shock of the Covid pandemic, the Ukraine-Russia war, and took calibrated measures to ensure that the shock was absorbed without destabilizing growth, said the Governor Shaktikanta Das during the FE Modern BFSI summit. During the pandemic, the RBI MPC consciously decided to tolerate inflation above 4%, up to 6% as the situation demanded it. “If we had started raising rates earlier, what would that have done to growth in 2021-22? Would that have prevented inflation from skyrocketing? No,” Das said. “We waited for economic growth to reach a stage where it was safe to withdraw cash,” he said.

Responding to a question whether RBI would now raise the interest rate to the pre-pandemic level of 5.1%, Shaktikanta Das said that RBI is in step with the needs of the economy. He mentioned that during the onslaught of the pandemic when the first nationwide lockdown was announced, RBI’s aim was to spur growth and ensure that financial markets function as usual. Meanwhile, even when inflation broke above the 6% mark, RBI looked beyond it as it considered the spike in inflation to be transitory at that time. However, just recently, he started to consider persistent inflation and therefore opted for the withdrawal of cash. Now that growth, economic activities have returned to pre-pandemic levels, inflation has become the priority.

Responding to concerns over liquidity injections by the RBI, Das pointed out that all liquidity injections announced by the RBI come with a sunset provision of an end date to ensure that none of the measures remain unfulfilled. indefinite period. However, in the face of liquidity that entered the system due to multiple waves of covid, the start of the war in Europe was a challenge and VRRR, SDF managed to do so. Das assured that out of the 12 lakh crore injected by the RBI during the pandemic, 5 to 5.5 lakh crore has already returned, while the remaining 7 lakh crore is still there. “We’re confident we’ll get out of this quickly and have a soft landing,” he said.

When asked if RBI was considering borrower-centric regulation, Das said that in the case of NBFCs, the regulator had already introduced ladder-based regulation. Also, in the case of MFIs, they have recently introduced activity-based regulations that are neutral between entities. For a microfinance loan, the regulations are now uniform. Thus, the lender has already moved in a direction where regulation will benefit microfinance borrowers. RBI will refine its regulations to address all customer challenges and concerns, RBI guv said.

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VIDEO Interview: PagerDuty Enhances Cloud Operations Capabilities at Summit 2022 in Sydney https://18-98plus.com/video-interview-pagerduty-enhances-cloud-operations-capabilities-at-summit-2022-in-sydney/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 00:04:27 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/video-interview-pagerduty-enhances-cloud-operations-capabilities-at-summit-2022-in-sydney/ Natalie Fair, Regional Vice President of PagerDuty, explains how PagerDuty is revolutionizing operations, as the Sydney PagerDuty Summit 2022 showcases incident workflows and expanded automation actions and strengthens PagerDuty’s ability to deliver feedback on immediate investment. In 2022, continuous improvement is every tech company’s mantra, but PagerDuty clearly delivers, with its latest updates improving the […]]]>

Natalie Fair, Regional Vice President of PagerDuty, explains how PagerDuty is revolutionizing operations, as the Sydney PagerDuty Summit 2022 showcases incident workflows and expanded automation actions and strengthens PagerDuty’s ability to deliver feedback on immediate investment.

In 2022, continuous improvement is every tech company’s mantra, but PagerDuty clearly delivers, with its latest updates improving the quality, speed, and results for customers when addressing digital service issues.

PagerDuty is one of the top digital operations management companies in the world, and as this is being typed, the PagerDuty Summit 2022 in Sydney is in full swing.

Summit announces new PagerDuty Operations Cloud features to quickly identify urgent opportunities and incidents while freeing up team capacity and improving efficiency.

As companies continue to embark on multi-year digital transformation and cloud adoption initiatives, PagerDuty notes that it has become “critical infrastructure”, allowing companies to further accelerate their digital operations from manual and reactive. to proactive and preventative, and allowing teams to spend less time on intensified troubleshooting work and more time innovating.

As you’d expect, the new features and capabilities deliver real benefits, with the new updates expanding PagerDuty’s automation capabilities across its entire product portfolio, enabling customizable responses when incidents occur in time. real, by stakeholders or even customer service and sales teams.

The company says its new incident workflows capabilities “streamline the complex orchestration of processes during an incident and make the response process faster, automated, and consistent,” while new automation actions built in across Operations Cloud experience now orchestrates automated diagnostics and remediation steps.

Sean Scott, Chief Product Officer at PagerDuty, said, “The realities of modern work and the systems teams use are misaligned, and knowledge workers are facing increased operational complexity due to continued digitalization and… massive influx of data.

“Businesses today need to have operations that move from manual, reactive, ticket queue-based systems to systems that are highly automated and drive proactivity across the organization.”

Before we take a closer look at the new announcements, we also had the chance to speak with Natalie Fair, Regional Vice President of PagerDuty to learn more about PagerDuty in 2022 and what to expect from the conference and Natalie’s session, so please watch and read on!

So, what’s the additional insight into PagerDuty’s Summit 2022 announcements?

Incident workflows: automate major incident response steps to save time

An all-new capability, incident workflows are quick to design and activate, with no-code, if-this-then-that logic that simplifies setup and speeds time to value. With automated incident workflows, companies can trigger common incident action sequences, such as sending automated status updates to key stakeholders, creating per-incident communication channels that immediately add relevant speakers, and more. These customizable workflows enable consistent and predictable responses across the organization. PagerDuty Incident Workflows will be available later this year.

Automation actions with Event Intelligence, Customer Service Operations, and in Slack and Mobile: Enable automated diagnostics and remediation to accelerate incident resolution through the PagerDuty Operations Cloud.

Now integrated across the PagerDuty platform, Automation Actions enables easy automated diagnostics and remediation. Automation capabilities can now be triggered immediately by events through PagerDuty’s Event Intelligence or manually during incidents by responders to diagnose and resolve issues and improve customer experience and support. With automation actions, responders can run automated diagnostics to investigate status, get context, or directly initiate runbook automation to remediate an incident as it occurs and prevent search for a subject matter expert.

With Automation Actions for Customer Service Operations, agents are now empowered to validate customer-impacting issues by running automated actions directly from the PagerDuty app in Salesforce Service Cloud. This can reduce resolution time, as well as the number of incidents escalated to back-end teams.

Over 22 new features and other product enhancements were introduced to customers, along with incident workflows and automation actions, including: Terraform support for event orchestration, notification templates status update, service standards, service performance report, and integration with Salesforce Service Cloud Incident Object.

To learn more about PagerDuty’s latest platform innovation, integrations, customer use cases, partnerships and thought leadership, check out the 22 PagerDuty Summit pages here.

PagerDuty also recently announced the expansion of its Japanese operations through a strategic partnership with Japan Cloud. The new joint venture, PagerDuty Japan, will report to Natalie Fair, regional vice president of APJ, who has two decades of technology experience.

PagerDuty already has notable Japanese companies such as Yahoo! Japan, NTT DoCoMo and iret as customers. PagerDuty Japan is actively recruiting sales, support, service, marketing and operations personnel in the country.




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Global markets tumble ahead of huge week for central banks https://18-98plus.com/global-markets-tumble-ahead-of-huge-week-for-central-banks/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 08:40:21 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/global-markets-tumble-ahead-of-huge-week-for-central-banks/ A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City on June 1, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters LONDON — Global stock markets are down sharply after May’s US inflation figures rekindled fears that central banks will be forced into aggressive monetary policy tightening. Friday’s highly anticipated consumer […]]]>

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City on June 1, 2022.

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LONDON — Global stock markets are down sharply after May’s US inflation figures rekindled fears that central banks will be forced into aggressive monetary policy tightening.

Friday’s highly anticipated consumer price index report came in hotter than expected at 8.6% a year, reigniting market concerns that action by the Federal Reserve and other central banks could risk tipping the economy into recession.

Major averages in the United States closed their biggest weekly declines since January on Friday, and futures are pointing to further losses on Wall Street when the opening bell rings on Monday.

Asia-Pacific stocks plunged on Monday, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index, Japan’s Nikkei 225 and South Korea’s Kospi all falling more than 3%.

European stocks also fell in early trading, with the pan-European Stoxx 600 losing 2% as a sea of ​​red swept across global risk assets.

Meanwhile, the 2-year US Treasury rate hit its highest level since 2007 on Monday morning and edged closer to a reversal with the benchmark 10-year rate – seen by many as a sign of a recession. imminent.

‘Punch in the stomach’

At the heart of the market’s adverse reaction to Friday’s CPI reading is concern that inflation expectations have widened and become entrenched, beyond well-documented ephemeral factors such as bottlenecks. supply chain and energy shocks.

“I think the likelihood of falling into a bear market and even into a recession has definitely increased as a result of Friday’s punch, in a way,” Fahad Kamal, chief investment officer at Kleinwort, told CNBC on Monday. Hambros.

Kamal added that there was “very, very little good” in Friday’s inflation report, which he said indicated inflation had not peaked and had instead widened to the bottom. whole economy.

“It’s less talked about in the sex and violence of oil and commodity prices and other things, but actually the rent is very sticky and that’s a huge part of the index. There seems to be also an upward momentum, which implies that inflation is going to be with us higher and longer than expected even last week,” he said.

Richard Kelly, head of global strategy at TD Securities, told CNBC on Monday that bond and equity markets are now signaling that a recession is coming, most likely in the fourth quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023.

“Overall, if you look at the stock markets, they’re telling you that the ISM (US economic activity index) is likely to fall to 50 or sub-50 over the next two to three months, and that’s in part of what the Fed and central banks are doing to get inflation under control,” Kelly said.

The 50 mark separates expansion from contraction in a purchasing managers index, a reliable indicator of economic activity.

“While (the Fed) can’t just sit there and say its job is to end job creation right now, that’s essentially what it needs to do if it wants to get inflation under control now.” , Kelly added.

All eyes on central banks

The coming week will be crucial in the fight against soaring inflation for central banks and global markets.

Federal Reserve officials will meet Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss their next monetary policy decision. The Federal Open Market Committee is expected to announce a hike of at least 50 basis points on Wednesday, after already raising rates twice this year, although market bets for a 75 basis point hike have risen in light of the Friday’s CPI figure.

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee will announce its latest interest rate decision on Thursday, while the Bank of Japan, Swiss National Bank and Brazil’s BCB will also meet this week.

Investors will also assimilate a wealth of data on economic activity, including industrial production and retail sales in China, industrial production, employment and retail sales in the UK, and price inflation. production, retail sales and industrial production in the United States.

UK GDP shrank 0.3% month on month in April, official figures showed on Monday, falling short of economists’ expectations for a 0.1% expansion and bolstering fears of an economic slowdown before the Bank of England’s decision on Thursday.

“In broad terms, the data series will be combed through for signals of recession, with the added irony that any signs of strength in activity are likely to be a case of ‘good news’ bad (i.e. ‘that is, to put additional upward pressure on rate expectations), while the pressure on central banks is to retain some semblance of control over rate path narratives, albeit they turned out hopelessly wrong on inflation,” said Marc Ostwald, chief economist and global strategist at ADM Investor Services International.

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Maximum governance happens when people ask the right questions: FM Sitharaman https://18-98plus.com/maximum-governance-happens-when-people-ask-the-right-questions-fm-sitharaman/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 15:49:47 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/maximum-governance-happens-when-people-ask-the-right-questions-fm-sitharaman/ Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday that maximum governance is achieved only when people ask the right questions and government can weed out “dead wood and undergrowth”. She was speaking during the Ministry of Finance’s “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Iconic Week”, celebrated from June 6 to 12. The Minister launched a series of […]]]>

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday that maximum governance is achieved only when people ask the right questions and government can weed out “dead wood and undergrowth”.

She was speaking during the Ministry of Finance’s “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Iconic Week”, celebrated from June 6 to 12. The Minister launched a series of innovative communication and outreach products aimed at spreading financial and tax literacy and explained the contributions of the various departments to the development of the country during the event.

Speaking on the occasion, Sitharaman said, “Maximum governance is achieved only when people ask the right questions and we are able to remove the dead undergrowth and turn it into a shining Amrit Kal” .

Referring to the iconic week, she said “the Department of Finance had reservations about the effectiveness of a campaign because the type of work we do involves activities that, when we speak, people don’t don’t tend to like it.”

She said the ministry organizes many activities in a clear manner.

“Once we reviewed, we realized that many activities that the public were unaware of were worth looking into and presenting them in a clean way in which people can understand so that people appreciate how the ministry contributes to nation building,” Sitharaman added.

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Remembering Margaret Alexander: The Mother of Charlotte’s Civil Rights Movement | WFAE 90.7 https://18-98plus.com/remembering-margaret-alexander-the-mother-of-charlottes-civil-rights-movement-wfae-90-7/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 23:38:00 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/remembering-margaret-alexander-the-mother-of-charlottes-civil-rights-movement-wfae-90-7/ Margaret Gilreece Alexander, affectionately known as “Mother Margaret”, died in her sleep last Friday at the age of 97. Alexander was married to Kelly Alexander Sr., a prominent civil rights advocate in North Carolina. He is also known for his strong support for the Supreme Court case, Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education that buses […]]]>

Margaret Gilreece Alexander, affectionately known as “Mother Margaret”, died in her sleep last Friday at the age of 97.

Alexander was married to Kelly Alexander Sr., a prominent civil rights advocate in North Carolina. He is also known for his strong support for the Supreme Court case, Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education that buses could be used to integrate schools.

Her husband was also the state president of the NAACP and later served as chairman of the national NAACP board of directors, and she served as its executive secretary.

“She would proofread and prep pretty much all of my dads speeches,” Kelly Alexander Jr said. “He would write them first, and she would type them, and my brother and I would be the guinea pig audience because he loved practicing .”

Additionally, Margaret Alexander organized the NAACP’s Friendship Junior Youth Council, one of the first church-based junior youth councils within the organization in the nation.

Young Alexander said his mother was not consumed by being in the spotlight.

“She was very happy to play, in her mind, a supporting role. She saw herself as supporting her husband’s civil rights activities, his business activities and supporting his children. What we were doing – and it was sometimes difficult for her to understand the impact it has had, especially for the younger generation,” young Alexandre said.

Margaret Alexander was born on September 20, 1924 to Alberta Alexander and Eulie Lester Gilreece Alexander. She was born and raised in deeply segregated Charlotte and raised in the First Ward neighborhood. Margret said during the 2001 oral history interview in a collection on civil rights and desegregation at UNC Charlotte that her father was an entrepreneur, and even though she was living during segregation, she wanted nothing, and they taught her that she was never below anyone else. .

She graduated from Second Ward High School in 1942, the same year she met her husband when she was the school’s May Queen, and he was a reporter for an African-American newspaper. During her senior year, the two were married while she was attending what is now Central University of North Carolina. She then obtained her diploma in commercial education.

The couple had two sons, Kelly Alexander Jr., born in 1948, a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly, and Alfred L. Alexander, born in 1952, who is president and CEO of Alexander Funeral Home, one of the oldest black-owned businesses in Mecklenburg County.

Young Alexander said his mother had had a significant influence on his political career. She encouraged her sons to study to advance and advance their community.

The Alexander House was a gathering place for civil rights activists, such as Thurgood Marshall. Kelly Alexander described it as a Grand Central station, and people came to stay overnight or dine if they were passing through Charlotte.

Because her husband was very outspoken about racial equality, the couple knew they could have their lives threatened.

In the 2001 oral history, Margaret Alexander spoke of her experiences living in Jim Crow times and described one of her most frightening experiences.

One stormy night in September 1965, the Alexander family awoke to the sound of an explosion and the smell of sulfur. She saw the blown front door and the glass covering the floor. A bomb was placed in front of the front door. The fact that the couple and their sons slept in their bedroom rather than the living room saved their lives that night.

The bombing was one of four that night that targeted civil rights activists in Charlotte.

“We have already received phone calls [the bombing]we knew we were taking a risk, but it had to be done – it was scary, but you can’t live in fear,” said Margaret Alexander.

Reflecting on his mother’s resilience, young Alexander said, “One of the reasons domestic terrorists did things like that was to scare people. They especially wanted to scare women. They thought wives would immediately start pressuring their husbands involved in the movement to get involved in something else.”

This did not happen in the case of Margaret Alexander.

“If anything, it strengthened her resolve to support Dad, what he was doing in the civil rights movement, and to continue what she was doing,” young Alexander said.

She continued to advise people and to share the wealth of personal experience she had gained in almost a century of life.

“In these troubled times, it’s important that someone has that kind of constant influence,” young Alexander said.

Funeral services for Margaret Alexander will be held Monday, June 13 at noon at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3301 Beatties Ford Rd., Charlotte, NC 28216.

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Asian stocks rise as survey shows revival of Chinese services | Economic news https://18-98plus.com/asian-stocks-rise-as-survey-shows-revival-of-chinese-services-economic-news/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 05:33:00 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/asian-stocks-rise-as-survey-shows-revival-of-chinese-services-economic-news/ By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — Major Asian stock markets rose on Monday after Wall Street fell and a survey showed the slowdown in Chinese services activity eased in May as virus checks on Shanghai and other major cities were surveyed. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong rose. On Wall Street, […]]]>

By JOE McDONALD, AP Business Writer

BEIJING (AP) — Major Asian stock markets rose on Monday after Wall Street fell and a survey showed the slowdown in Chinese services activity eased in May as virus checks on Shanghai and other major cities were surveyed.

Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Hong Kong rose.

On Wall Street, the benchmark S&P 500 lost 1.6% on Friday amid concerns about rising interest rates and a possible economic slowdown and job losses.

A survey showed activity in China’s retail and other service industries declined in May, but at a slower pace than the previous month. The ruling Communist Party is allowing shops, factories and other businesses in Shanghai to reopen after a two-month shutdown to fight virus outbreaks. Restrictions in the capital, Beijing, are easing.

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“Some pockets of optimism may come from further easing of virus restrictions in Beijing,” IG’s Yeap Jun Rong said in a report.

The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.2% to 3,233.73 after business news magazine Caixin said its monthly purchasing managers’ index for services rose to 41.4 from 36, 2 in April on a 100 point scale where numbers below 50 show a contraction in activity.

The Hang Seng in Hong Kong gained 1.4% to 21,379.67 and the Nikkei 225 in Tokyo added 0.7% to 27,956.19. Korean markets were closed for a holiday.

Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 fell 0.3% to 7,215.90 as New Zealand markets were closed for a holiday.

The India Sensex opened 0.6% lower at 55,559.30. Southeast Asian markets fell.

On Wall Street, the S&P 500 fell to 4,108.54 for its eighth weekly loss in the past nine weeks.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1% to 32,899.70. The Nasdaq fell 2.5% to 12,012.73.

Government data showed U.S. employers added 390,000 jobs in May, beating expectations of 322,500.

Investors are worried that the Federal Reserve’s interest rates aimed at cooling inflation, which is at its highest level in four decades, could tip the US economy into a recession.

The same government report showed wages were slightly lower than expected in May, which could reduce future upward pressure on prices. This would reduce the pressure on the Fed for further rate hikes.

More than four out of five S&P 500 stocks fell. The biggest declines were in tech stocks.

Tesla fell 9.2% after U.S. safety regulators said more than 750 owners complained about cars suddenly stopping on the roads for no apparent reason while using their partially automated driving systems.

Benchmark U.S. crude rose 70 cents to $119.57 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract gained $2 on Friday at $118.87. Brent crude, the price basis for international oil trade, advanced from $72 to $120.44 a barrel in London. It closed $2.11 higher than the previous session at $119.72.

The dollar fell to 130.72 yen from 130.85 yen on Friday. The Euro rose slightly to $1.0724 from $1.0720.

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Center issues advisory to states and UTs to phase out single-use plastic https://18-98plus.com/center-issues-advisory-to-states-and-uts-to-phase-out-single-use-plastic/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 15:52:00 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/center-issues-advisory-to-states-and-uts-to-phase-out-single-use-plastic/ The Center has issued an advisory to states and union territories to phase out single-use plastic and help improve the environment as part of the overall Clean and Green mandate, according to a statement on Saturday. According to the government, while 2,591 urban local authorities (ULB) out of 4,704 have already […]]]>


The Center has issued an advisory to states and union territories to phase out single-use plastic and help improve the environment as part of the overall Clean and Green mandate, according to a statement on Saturday.

According to the government, while 2,591 urban local authorities (ULB) out of 4,704 have already reported a single-use plastic ban notification in accordance with the directives of the Central Commission for Pollution Control and the Ministry of the Environment, States and UTs will need to ensure that the remaining 2,100+ ULBs notify the same by June 30, 2022.

In the statement issued a day before World Environment Day, the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said that states and UTs have been urged to undertake a series of activities to make the country free. of single-use plastic (SUP).

Activities will include large-scale clean-up and plogging campaigns with a particular focus on plastic litter collection, as well as large-scale tree-planting campaigns with the participation of all student citizens, volunteer organizations , self-help groups, local NGOs/CSOs, NSS and NCC cadets, RWAs, market associations and corporate bodies, among others, he said.

Under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 currently being implemented by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, plastic waste management including SUP disposal is a crucial area of ​​focus.

In view of the dual mandate of World Environment Day and India’s initiated ban on SUP by June 30, the Ministry has issued a detailed notice to States and UTs to undertake a series of activities to fulfill these mandates, the statement said.

It also says ULBs will need to identify SUP “hot spots” and eliminate them, while leveraging support from national pollution control commissions and training special enforcement teams, conducting surprise inspections and imposing heavy fines and penalties on offenders for enforcing SUP bans.

In accordance with the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules 2021, the manufacture, import, storage, distribution, sale and use of virgin or recycled plastic carrier bags that are less than 75 microns (75 i.e. 0.075mm thick) were banned with effect from September 30, 2021, up from 50 microns previously recommended under the PWM Rules, 2016, the ministry said.

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