“Expand targeted immi­gration” to stop UK losing War for Talent as workforce ages

first_img Ollie Gordon Tags: NULL whatsapp Thursday 20 November 2014 8:34 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp The UK is falling behind in the McKinsey-coined “War for Talent” as the demographic segment that supplies companies with future leaders shrinks, says new research from global recruiter Randstad.The analysis of new population statistics suggests the size of the UK’s “executive” segment is diminishing at speed. Although the UK’s population grew 7.5 per cent between 2001 and 2011, the number of 30-45 year-olds shrank by 2.4 per cent. And that figure is forecast to fall yet further.Jacques van den Broek, Randstad’s chief executive, told City A.M. the solution was two-fold: “I think there would be opportunities if you would raise the female participation age from 65 to 70. The other one is to expand targeted immi­gration – to bring in more of the right kind of people for the right kind of jobs.” center_img “Expand targeted immi­gration” to stop UK losing War for Talent as workforce ages Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorLoan Insurance WealthDolly Parton, 74, Takes off Makeup, Leaves Us With No WordsLoan Insurance WealthPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryElite HeraldKate Middleton Just Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldTotal PastAfter Céline Dion’s Major Weight Loss, She Confirms What We Suspected All AlongTotal Past More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com last_img read more

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Portlaoise Rugby Club launch online lotto

first_img Facebook Home Sport Rugby Portlaoise Rugby Club launch online lotto SportRugby Facebook Portlaoise Rugby Club launch online lotto Pinterest Electric Picnic Twitter Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role TAGSPortlaoise Rugby Club To that end, they have launched their weekly online lotto. The Jackpot is €2,500 with the first draw on May 4.“The Portlaoise RFC Lotto draws which runs on a weekly basis play a huge part in the fundraising efforts of our Rugby Club and we will also be listing all other financial interactions through this one system in order to provide our valued members with other payment options,” said the club’s fundraising committee in a statement.“We encourage all of our ex-members and community to play the Portlaoise RFC fundraising lotto.“We also hope that we can all work together to promote this lotto and help get back in touch with people from Portlaoise, Laois, who may now be living all over Ireland and the world, so when you buy a ticket, click the Facebook button to share that fact with your friends worldwide.“Any four numbers are selected from 1 to 28. If anybody matches the four numbers selected on the night he/she wins/shares the Jackpot.“If there is no winner there will be 4 Lucky Dip prizes for €25 each. Tickets cost €2 each and the jackpot will increase by €100 per week until won.“Your continued support is much appreciated and we wish you good luck in future draws.”To play is a simple four-step process.First choose if you want to buy for yourself or a friend, then select for how many draws you want your line to be entered in (discounts available if you enter your line for multiple draws)Then just enter your numbers by clicking on the numbers you want to select or simply type them in for the Line 1. To add lines for each draw you are entering click the ADD LINES button and select from the drop-down.After entering your card details you can tick the auto-renew box to ensure your ticket and numbers are renewed after all draws on the current ticket have expired.This will avoid the need for you to have to purchase an online ticket again and will make certain you’ll never miss a draw again!SEE ALSO – Portlaoise celebrate Hosie Cup final success Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Portlaoise Rugby Club have launched their online lotto as they seek to raise vital funds for the club on an ongoing basis.Though all sporting activity is on hold at this uncertain time, Portlaoise Rugby Club are like many organisations who are set to experience a dramatic decline in revenues – with the club bar closed and the popular annual Tag Rugby fundraiser unable to go ahead.But there’s still a need to be able to provide facilities and equipment for the hundreds of young players that the club cater for when things return to normal. Electric Picnic By LaoisToday Reporter – 24th April 2020 Previous articleWATCH: Laois woman who was prominent member of London-Irish community laid to rest in ClonasleeNext articleStudying during Coronavirus: St Fergal’s sisters on a strange Leaving and Junior Cert LaoisToday Reporter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

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Moody’s renews Canada’s Aaa rating

Related news Moody’s Investors Service says that Canada’s Aaa ratings are supported by its superior economic performance, and government finances that have held up better than most other top-rated sovereigns in the wake of the global recession. In its annual report on Canada, Moody’s also notes that the country did not suffer a financial crisis as serious as the one that affected the U.S. and a number of European countries. “Although the recession caused a reversal of the improvement in the debt ratios, they did not deteriorate as much as in most other Aaa-rated countries, are now on an improving trend, and remain compatible with the country’s Aaa rating,” says the Moody’s report. “On the public finance front, Canada’s ratios of general government debt to GDP and to revenue moved significantly downward over the decade through 2008,” says the Moody’s report. “In facing the global crisis, the federal government’s balance sheet started from a strong position.” The rating agency’s report also highlights the country’s “very high degree of economic resiliency, its very high government financial strength, and its low susceptibility to event risk”. It argues that the economy’s resilience is demonstrated by very high per capita income, the large scale of the economy, and its diversity. A reduced dependence on external financing also contributes to ability to avoid event risk. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton Stranded assets a downgrade risk in a low-carbon economy Keywords Sovereign rating Sovereign downgrades to follow Covid-19: Fitch Fitch drops Canada’s AAA rating read more

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Harvest plans blockchain technologies ETF

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Harvest Portfolios Group Inc. has filed a preliminary prospectus with Canadian securities regulators for Blockchain Technologies ETF, the Oakville, Ont.-based investment management company announced Friday evening.The ETF is designed to provide Canadian investors access to the developing blockchain technology sector. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter New firm focusing on digital asset sector raises $20 million asturianu/123RF “Blockchain technology is creating revolutionary and disruptive change at many levels. During this nascent stage of development, blockchain technology is providing new opportunities for business, government and many other conduits of information and financial exchange,” says Michael Kovacs, president and CEO of Harvest, in a statement “[The ETF] provides a simple way for investors to participate in the growth of this fast developing sector.”The planned ETF seeks to replicate, to the extent reasonably possible and before fees and expenses, the performance of the Blockchain Technologies Index. It invests in equity securities of issuers exposed, directly or indirectly, to the development and implementation of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies.The preliminary prospectus is still subject to completion or amendment, Harvest notes. A copy is available on SEDAR.Read: Record breaking year for Canadian ETFs IE Staff Companies Harvest Portfolios Group Inc. last_img read more

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North American markets tumble on IMF report downgrading growth forecast for 2019

first_img S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Canada’s main stock index’s six-day winning streak has ended after the International Monetary Fund lowered its global growth forecast for the year.The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 70.84 points to 16,336.45. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 190.44 points at 26,150.58. The S&P 500 index was down 17.57 points at 2,878.20, while the Nasdaq composite was down 44.61 points at 7,909.28.The Canadian dollar traded at an average of US75.10¢ compared with an average of US75.05¢ on Monday.The May crude contract was down 42¢ at US$63.98 per barrel and the May natural gas contract was down 0.9¢ at US$2.70 per mmBTU.The June gold contract was up US$6.40 at US$1,308.30 an ounce and the May copper contract was up 0.2 of a cent at US$2.93 a pound. upclose stock market arrows green and red piren/123RF Keywords Marketwatch Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Canadian Press Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related newslast_img read more

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Shaw Calls for Intensified Role of CDB in Caribbean Development

first_imgRelatedShaw Calls for Intensified Role of CDB in Caribbean Development RelatedShaw Calls for Intensified Role of CDB in Caribbean Development FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Shaw Calls for Intensified Role of CDB in Caribbean Development Finance & Public ServiceMay 29, 2009 RelatedShaw Calls for Intensified Role of CDB in Caribbean Developmentcenter_img Advertisements Minister of Finance and the Public Service Honourable Audley Shaw, on Thursday, May 28, 2009 called on the Caribbean Development Bank to play a leading role in securing the economic transformation of the Caribbean Region.Speaking at the 39th Annual Conference of the CDB in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Mr. Shaw said, “The global economic crisis does not only pose severe challenges to member countries, but it also creates opportunities for doing things in new, innovative and better ways, and the CDB is well positioned to anchor these new and necessary initiatives.” Mr. Shaw cited the fresh and processed foods sectors as an area that offers vast potential for expansion as the markets in tourism and the Caribbean Diaspora offer many opportunities through linkages and demand for ethnic foods.The Finance Minister noted that the CDB and other multilateral agencies’ support for this transformation would help foster replacement industries for others affected by the global crisis, such as Bauxite and Alumina.Mr. Shaw expressed the full support of the Government of Jamaica for a General Capital Increase in the resources of the CDB, to enable the organization to play a more significant role in the economic transformation of countries in the region, including Jamaica. Mr. Shaw suggested that the Conference establish a Committee of Governors to monitor the General Capital Increase which he said was urgent and should be implemented before the end of this calendar year.Mr. Shaw also repeated his call for the establishment of creative mechanisms to assist Small, Vulnerable and Heavily-Indebted Middle Income Countries (SVHIMIC), 10 of which are in the region.“These should include concessionary loans from the multilaterals as well as multilateral/private sector partnerships in strategic liability management initiatives,” he said.Minister Shaw also expressed satisfaction with the recent enhancement of the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) against natural disasters and requested a further enhancement to include drainage control and river training as well as coverage for agricultural damage.Meanwhile, in a meeting of the Board of Governors on Monday, the CDB approved a US$600,000 grant (J$53.0 million) to Jamaica for technical assistance in physical planning, complementary to the Government of Jamaica 2030 Vision, as outlined in the National Development Plan.Accompanying Minister Shaw at the Conference are Sen. The Hon. Don Wehby, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, and Dr. Wesley Hughes, Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica. The Finance Minister returns to the island on Monday, June 1, 2009. Story HighlightsMinister of Finance and the Public Service Honourable Audley Shaw, on Thursday, May 28, 2009 called on the Caribbean Development Bank to play a leading role in securing the economic transformation of the Caribbean Region.Speaking at the 39th Annual Conference of the CDB in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Mr. Shaw said, “The global economic crisis does not only pose severe challenges to member countries, but it also creates opportunities for doing things in new, innovative and better ways, and the CDB is well positioned to anchor these new and necessary initiatives.” Mr. Shaw cited the fresh and processed foods sectors as an area that offers vast potential for expansion as the markets in tourism and the Caribbean Diaspora offer many opportunities through linkages and demand for ethnic foods.The Finance Minister noted that the CDB and other multilateral agencies’ support for this transformation would help foster replacement industries for others affected by the global crisis, such as Bauxite and Alumina.last_img read more

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Labor’s weak excuses on workplace protection legislation just a smokescreen

first_imgLabor’s weak excuses on workplace protection legislation just a smokescreen Guy Barnett,Minister for ResourcesThe Tasmanian Liberal Government makes no apology for fighting to ensure that Tasmanians can go to work and run their business in a safe manner free from threats and disruption.Labor’s lacklustre debate in State Parliament today is nothing more than a weak attempt to rewrite history when they joined with the Greens and turned their back on Tasmanian businesses and workers.They talk about supporting workers, but are unwilling to actually do anything.If Labor really care about workers, they would have supported our Workplace Protection legislation, in the same way as other Labor Governments across Australia have moved to enact further protections.Labor could have chosen to stand shoulder to shoulder with Tasmanian farmers, miners, foresters, fishers and business people on this Bill.But once again, Labor demonstrated they are still too close to the Greens when they voted against it.But it’s not too late for Labor to backflip, just as they did with their position on year 11/12 extension schools last week, and do the right thing and support Tasmanian workers.I call on Labor to reverse their position and support our Workplace Protection legislation when it is brought on in the Upper House.Our proposed laws are needed following an upsurge in business disruption caused by organised actions across the country.People should be able to safely earn a living without trespassers interfering with their work, threats being made in an effort to shut down their business, or roads being obstructed in order to stop their business operations.Our Workplace Protection legislation is supported by, among others, TFGA, TCCI, TFPA, the Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council, the Seafood Industry Council and Small Business Council.The Government will bring on debate on the Bill in the Upper House as a priority. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, business, council, energy, Government, house, industry, legislation, Minister, parliament, resources, seafood, Small Business, TAS, Tasmania, Tassielast_img read more

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Wastewater surveillance to monitor COVID-19 starts in Osaka Prefecture

first_imgWastewater surveillance to monitor COVID-19 starts in Osaka Prefecture Joint press release by Hokkaido University and Shionogi & Co., Ltd.On April 15, 2021, Hokkaido University and Shionogi & Co., Ltd. will start to monitor COVID-19 in Osaka Prefecture based on wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE), with the cooperation of the Prefectural Government.The joint project aims to carry out quantification and genetic analysis (variant/mutation detection) of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in wastewater for understanding and predicting epidemics of COVID-19. The monitoring period is three months, from April 15 to June 14, 2021.SARS-CoV-2 has been detected in the feces of a significant proportion of infected individuals. Research on WBE of SARS-CoV-2, which aims to acquire population-level epidemiological information by routine monitoring of the virus in wastewater, has been accelerating across the world. In some countries and regions in Europe and the United States, WBE has been implemented for early detection of COVID-19 epidemics, judgment of convergence, and confirmation of invasion/outbreak trends of variants with high infection/proliferation ability. Although the genetic material (RNA) of SARS-CoV-2 can be frequently detected in wastewater, the presence of infectious SARS-CoV-2 in influent wastewater at wastewater treatment plants has not yet been reported.In Japan, there have been fewer reported cases of COVID-19 infection per capita compared to the United States and some European countries and regions, and therefore, for social implementation, the challenges had been to develop a virus detection method with increased sensitivity and an infrastructure with high-throughput PCR detection and genomic analysis. Hokkaido University and Shionogi have jointly developed a highly sensitive detection technology for SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater that can overcome these challenges, and have achieved automation of the detection process.This time, the collaborative team starts large-scale monitoring based on the cooperation of sample collection by Osaka Prefecture, by utilizing a highly sensitive virus detection method developed by Hokkaido University and Shionogi, and a high-throughput system for analyzing the viral load of collected wastewater and genomic information of the virus (variant detection), which was constructed by four parties including Robotic Biology Institute, Inc., and iLAC Co., Ltd. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:coronavirus, early detection, Europe, european, Government, Hokkaido University, infrastructure, Japan, Osaka, research, sensitivity, surveillance, technology, United States, university, viral load, Wastewater, wastewater treatmentlast_img read more

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‘Surfing Padre,’ known for blessing California waves, dies

first_imgHomeNews‘Surfing Padre,’ known for blessing California waves, dies Apr. 28, 2018 at 5:00 amNews‘Surfing Padre,’ known for blessing California waves, diesGuest Author3 years agoapassociated pressdaily pressNewssanta monica daily pressAssociated Press The Rev. Christian Mondor, the “Surfing Padre” who wore a wetsuit under his clerical robe and presided over an annual Blessing of the Waves ceremony in the coastal Southern California town known as Surf City, died just two days before his 93rd birthday.Mondor died Wednesday after a bout with pneumonia, according to officials at Saints Simon and Jude Catholic Church in Huntington Beach, where he heard confessions and sang in the choir for nearly three decades.“He just loved life,” his colleague the Rev. Ryan Thornton said Friday. “The community was drawn to him because he had an extraordinary ability to connect with people.”A competitive swimmer since he was a boy, Mondor only took up surfing in 1990 — when he was in his mid-60s — after joining the church just blocks from the shore about 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of Los Angeles.“He figured that if he lived near the beach, he better learn how to surf,” Thornton said. Before long he earned the nickname the Surfing Priest and, later, the Surfing Padre.His fellow surfers would ask for his blessing before they paddled out in the mornings. Eventually Mondor started a yearly interfaith prayer service on the sand with a rabbi and other religious leaders. It became known as the Blessing of the Waves and drew thousands of people.Mondor said the event was to honor St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of the environment. Recent gatherings included representatives from the Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Islamic and Zoroastrian faiths. After presiding over the blessing, Mondor shed his robe and grabbed his board to join a crowd of surfers in the water.“We find that the ocean can bring people of all faiths together,” Mondor told The Associated Press in 2010. “And since this is Surf City USA, it’s the perfect place to gather.”In 2013 Mondor was honored with a star on Huntington Beach’s Surfing Walk of Fame.During his nearly 70-year career, Mondor worked as a priest and teacher across his home state of California, as well as in Oregon and Canada.He is survived by his sister and “many nieces and nephews,” Thornton said. A memorial is planned at Saints Simon and Jude church and the surfing community will organize a ceremonial paddle-out in Mondor’s memory, he said.Tags :apassociated pressdaily pressNewssanta monica daily pressshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a comment3rd Annual Flair Cares Spring Food Drive May 1 – May 31I Am Not a Tractor! Open Discussion and Q & AYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall10 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson21 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter21 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor21 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press21 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press21 hours agolast_img read more

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CRIME WATCH – Tuesday, June 25, 2019

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeCRIME WATCH – Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Jun. 25, 2019 at 5:00 amCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCRIME WATCH – Tuesday, June 25, 2019news2 years agocrimeHenry Salomon Mercadovandalism These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.On June 13, 2019Officers responded to 1350 Franklin St for a possible vandalism that just occurred. The victim heard what sounded like a crash and looked outside her window.  She saw an unknown male suspect sitting in her vehicle and noticed her vehicle’s window was broken out.  Victim ran outside to confront the suspect.  The suspect yelled profanities at the victim then pushed her to the ground.  The suspect then pointed a handgun at the victim.  The victim quickly ran across the street and ran into a neighbor /witness’ home.  The victim watched as the suspect tried to hot wire her vehicle due to the victim maintaining possession of the vehicle keys. Once officers were on scene, the suspect was located inside the victim’s vehicle and was taken into custody. The recovered weapon was a plastic toy gun. Henry Salomon Mercado, 28 and homeless, was booked for carjacking. Bail was set at $100K.Tags :crimeHenry Salomon Mercadovandalismshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSanta Monica – Arlington West Memorial volunteers seek public involvementDeputy shot in off-duty attack remembered at LA funeralYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press12 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agolast_img read more

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