Affiliates She now takes charge of IGG, an affiliate business that helps brands promote their products and services by working with live streamers. It currently works with a number of igaming operators, including Casumo, LeoVegas, William Hill’s Mr Green and Entain’s PartyCasino. “We believe that Cristina is the perfect person to enable Interactive Gaming Group to scale to the next level and become a leading power-player in the iGaming industry,” IGG said of Niculae’s appointment. In this position she was named among the industry’s Most Influential Women by iGB in 2019. Streaming affiliation specialist Interactive Gaming Group (IGG) has appointed former Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) chief strategy officer Cristina Niculae as its new chief executive. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Niculae pointed out that the global live game streaming market generated revenue of $40bn in 2019, and is estimated to have reached $50bn in 2020. This is likely to increase rapidly between 2020 and 2027. “In the casino space, rapid digitalisation and increased competition between online casinos are creating a strong value proposition for what streaming communities have to offer,” she explained. Email Address Tags: Cristina Niculae Interactive Gaming Group She then joined GiG in 2017, initially as chief operating officer for its B2B platform business iGamingCloud, then took on a more expansive strategic role from 2018 onwards. “Therefore, I feel inspired by the tremendous potential of Interactive Gaming Group to innovate and create long term value in this exciting space.” She said that with consumers increasingly migrating away from linear entertainment, technological advancements were creating an opportunity for early adopters to build “an exciting future” for the igaming industry. Topics: Marketing & affiliates People Affiliates People moves AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 26th January 2021 | By Robin Harrison Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta Cristina Niculae named CEO of affiliate streaming specialist Niculae has held senior roles across the technology and communications industry, working for software giant Oracle and telecommunications business Ericsson. In her new role she has been tasked with optimising processes to nurture talent and innovation. She will also look to establish new strategy partnerships, and a sustainable growth strategy for the business.
First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Aluminium Nigeria (FIRSTA.ng) 2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileFirst Aluminium Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of aluminium products in Nigeria including aluminium coils and sheets and laminate, aluminum and seamless tubes. The company sells on its finished products to the secondary aluminum and packaging industries. The Manufacturing division produces collapsible aluminium tubes, plastic laminate and seamless tubes for the toothpaste, cosmetic, pharmaceutical and engineering sectors. First Aluminum Nigeria Plc also manufactures a range of continuous sheet painting products sold under the Colortek brand name; and supplies roofing sheets and executes roofing projects. It purchases and sells its aluminium products, building components and accessory items through its subsidiary company, Aluminium City Limited. Founded in 1960 and formerly known as First Aluminium Company (Nigeria) Limited, the company changed its name to First Aluminium Nigeria Plc in 1992. The company is a subsidiary of Alucon Holdings SA. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. First Aluminium Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Constance Hotels Services Limited (CHSL.mu) 2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileConstance Hotels Services Limited is a Mauritian company engaged in the management and ownership of hotels and resorts that include Ultimate hotels and Unique resorts in the Indian Ocean. The Ultimate hotels collection includes Constance Le Prince Maurice- Mauritius, Constance Lemuria- Seychelles and Constance Halaveli- Maldives whilst the company’s Unique resorts collection includes Constance Belle Mare Plage- Mauritius, Constance Ephelia- Seychelles, Constance Moofushi- Maldives and Constance Tsarabanjina- Madagascar. Constance Hotels Services Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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You see the same thing happening today as happened in the run-up to the financial crisis, and during the ‘day trader’ dotcom boom. Only today, it’s CFDs and currency trading.Normal service (slowly) resumedI do have a lot of sympathy for investors who have seen their dividend income shrink in the last few months. The dark days of late March saw swinging cuts driven by the need to conserve cash going into a period of extreme uncertainty – or ceasing to trade – or both. Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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And with governments around the world propping up pandemic-stricken economies with low interest rates and easy money, the situation isn’t set to get any better for fixed-income investors any time soon.Investors’ response to this situation isn’t surprising – a response starkly summed up in its title: Desperate hunt for yield forces investors to take ‘extreme risk’.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Déjà vuIn various guises, we’ve seen this movie before. And it doesn’t end well. Malcolm Wheatley | Saturday, 22nd August, 2020 Malcolm owns shares in Primary Health Properties, Tritax Big Box, Greencoat UK wind, Warehouse REIT, and HICL Infrastructure. The Motley Fool has recommended Greencoat UK Wind, Primary Health Properties, Tritax Big Box REIT, and Warehouse REIT. Over the long run, shares have performed well: when we look back on 2020, it will be a blip on a chart. An unwelcome blip, painful and frightening, but a blip nonetheless. And a blip that heralds that for the moment, bargains are on offer, for investors who know where to search for them. Primary Health Properties, for instance, which lets out GP surgeries. Tritax Big Box, which lets out giant warehouses to supermarkets and online retail giants. Greencoat UK Wind (technically an investment company, not a REIT) operates wind farms.Warehouse, which – unsurprisingly – lets out warehouses. And HICL Infrastructure (another investment company) lets out hospitals, police stations, fire stations, libraries and other pieces of public sector infrastructure. All have held up well.Lemmings are losersSo not only am I not joining the ‘dash for trash’, I would counsel others to resist the temptation as well. Belt-tightening may be in order. Building a bigger income reserve as a safety buffer may be in order. But in my view, joining the dash for trash isn’t in order. See all posts by Malcolm Wheatley
Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/132872/225-north-fourth-lofts-jonathan-barnes-architecture-and-design Clipboard Save this picture!© Brad Feinknopf+ 13 Share Area: 3000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Architects: Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design Area Area of this architecture project CopyLoft•Columbus, United States 225 North Fourth Lofts / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design “COPY” Photographs Loft ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/132872/225-north-fourth-lofts-jonathan-barnes-architecture-and-design Clipboard United States 2006 Photographs: Brad Feinknopf Text description provided by the architects. This project involves the conversion of a four-story 19th Century commercial building on a tight urban lot to residential and commercial use and the replacement of a non-contributing single story adjacent structure with an infill building for residential use and parking. The conversion consists of 6 residential units (2 per floor) above a 3,000 sqf commercial office space while the new structure accommodates 5 residential units (2 per floor with a full floor penthouse unit) and parking at the first floor. An elevator and egress stairs are shared by both structures. Save this picture!© Brad FeinknopfThe infill structure creates a modern, urban aesthetic in contrast to its historic neighbor, although they maintain an important relationship in terms of their scale and floor divisions. The addition opens its interiors to the street with floor-to-ceiling glass and full-width terraces at each of the residential floors, providing panoramic views of the city. An oculus is located at the top floor terrace ceiling. This contrasting and minimalist approach is continued at the interior by exposing the heavy timber framing and refinished hickory wood floors in the existing building and the concrete floor slabs and concrete masonry walls at the addition. The concrete masonry bearing wall provides fire separation and creates a visual frame at the exterior of the new structure. Save this picture!sectionsNumerous building code issues resulting from combining the old and new structures and differing construction types were resolved with localized fire-resistant construction details, shared egress and the use of a limited area sprinkler system. An efficient structural system employs steel bar joists and a composite concrete floor deck spanning between the existing brick wall and the new concrete masonry party wall. Parking access is provided with a one way in, one way out circulation between the street and rear alley using existing curb cuts. Save this picture!sectionsThe result is a contemporary building inserted within an historic, urban block and a new residential use in an emerging urban neighborhood.Save this picture!© Brad FeinknopfProject gallerySee allShow lessMIT’s Festival for Art Science and Technology ‘FAST Light’ArticlesVideo: ‘Untitled’ by Ai WeiweiArticlesProject locationAddress:225 North 4th Street, Columbus, OH 43215, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily “COPY” 225 North Fourth Lofts / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and DesignSave this projectSave225 North Fourth Lofts / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design CopyAbout this officeJonathan Barnes Architecture and DesignOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftColumbusHousingUnited StatesPublished on May 05, 2011Cite: “225 North Fourth Lofts / Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design” 05 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
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Hallmark expands its Cards for a Cure campaign 34 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 January 2009 | News Tagged with: corporate Trading 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Greeting card publisher Hallmark Cards has increased its marketing and PR expenditure for its third annual ‘Cards for a Cure’ Mother’s Day campaign for two breast cancer charities.By the end of the 2009 campaign, Hallmark expects to have donated a total of £750,000 since the campaign first launched in 2007.A three-week national TV advertising will run in advance of Mother’s Day, supported by in-store point-of-sale promotions an extensive public relations programme.Following the success of last year’s Mother’s Day Diamond card, the 2009 campaign will feature a new partnership with diamond specialist Seventy Seven Diamonds and will be further enhanced by a series of competitions and promotions throughout women’s mainstream consumer and national press.Lisa Palillo, Marketing and CSR Communications Controller at Hallmark Cards, said the company “has a close affinity with women particularly at this time of year and our Cards for a Cure™ campaign has really helped increase that bond”. She added: “CSR has become a major strand within our organisation and our close work with Breast Cancer Campaign has become an important element of our CSR policy”.This year Hallmark’s £250,000 contribution will be split between Breast Cancer Campaign (£225,000) and Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society (25,000). The contribution is made irrespective of how many cards are bought.www.hallmark.co.uk/info/corporate_responsibility/corporate_responsibility.php?page=community
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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate Events During the evening Sir Christopher addressed the guests explaining the importance of the Sailors’ Society’s work with seafarers far from home. He also stressed that the Society was seeking donations from individuals and companies and long-term relationships of mutual benefit.For further information about the Sailors’ Society or if you would like to make a donation towards the charity’s vital work supporting seafarers worldwide, please contact the Sailors’ Society on 023 8051 5950 or email [email protected] to Editors:The Sailors’ Society is an international charity that provides a personal lifeline for seafarers throughout the world. Existing to enrich and enhance the well-being of the world’s 1.2 million seafarers, the charity offers practical help, emotional and spiritual support and, when in dire need, financial assistance and family liaison through our Port Chaplains and Seafarers’ Centres. Our Port Chaplains visit thousands of ships every year, directly addressing the needs of seafarers – irrespective of a person’s belief or nationality – as well as maintaining vital links within the Ports that they operate.For more information, please visit www.sailors-society.org, or contact Debbie Osborne at Logical Creative Marketing on: 0845 345 69 69 or email: [email protected] Birkholm – Tankers UK Agencies Ltd.Crispin Burridge – Marks & SpencersRob Day – BP ShippingMichael DraytonJames Duguid – Saga ShippingJames Gosling – Holman FenwickClaus Hyldager – Inchcape Shipping ServicesPeter Kerr-Dineen – Howe RobinsonJesper Kjadegaard – Chamber of ShippingIain Light – Lloyds RegisterCharles Maltby – Pacific BasinBrian Nixon – Morgan StanleyMichael Parker – Citi GlobalJohnny Plumbe – ACMLuke Readman – Thomas Miller P&I LtdHostsFlemming Jacobs – Trustee and Campaign Board ChairmanVice Admiral Sir Christopher Morgan – KBE – Campaign Board MemberRobert Adams RD* – CEO, Sailors’ SocietyJan Webber – Director of Fundraising & Marketing, Sailors’ Society Vice Admiral Sir Christopher Morgan KBE, former Director General of the UK Chamber of Shipping, hosted a historic Dinner at Admiralty House, London recently in aid of International seafarers’ charity Sailors’ Society.The dinner was attended by Flemming Jacobs, leading figure in liner shipping and Sailors’ Society Campaign Board Chairman, and sixteen specially invited guests who represented a range of companies connected to the industry from tankers to agents, lawyers and shipbrokers.Sir Christopher Morgan KBE, an active member of the Sailors’ Society campaign board, said: “We are incredibly grateful to the First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope KCB OBE ADC for his generosity in allowing this special event to take place in such a historic setting. The venue has such significance to the shipping industry and was most appropriate for the Sailors’ Society. It was a privilege to again support a charity that continues to support seafarers and their families almost 200 years after it was first established.” Advertisement 26 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Shipping industry leaders support Sailors’ Society Howard Lake | 18 September 2009 | News
AI & machine learning in CRM systems – opportunities & benefits for charities About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: artificial intelligence Charity CRM While we tend to think first of robots and self-driving cars when we think of AI, in fact, along with its subset machine learning, it’s already firmly established in our lives – making many everyday tasks easier and experiences smarter without us even really noticing. But how is it helping charities?In our consumer lives, Siri, for example, uses voice processing to enable it to act as a virtual PA, and lots of retailers now use machine-learning algorithms to provide recommended products. It even plays a key role in filtering out the spam in our inboxes.The charity sector is also starting to use these technologies more, and one area they’re proving of benefit is in CRM systems and the tech they link to. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Last summer for example, Versus Arthritis introduced its COVA chatbot to help give people with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions easy access to relevant information relating to Covid-19. And, in collaboration with the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR), it also launched BSR-COVA: a similar chatbot for healthcare professionals. More help with CRM for charities:Beginner’s Guide to CRM for Charities 6 January 2020How to convince your boss to invest in a CRM 6 January 2020Oxfam’s Nicola Tallett on Salesforce’s Nonprofit Cloud 7 January 2020 Predictive modelling benefitsAI can also be used in CRM systems to help charities build predictive models, working out which donors might have a greater propensity to become regular or major donors for example, and who therefore to contact with which messages. Main image by Ash Edmonds on Unsplash 243 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Salesforce says it has built AI into all its applications to help charities make interactions smarter, through Salesforce Einstein. It believes that the potential benefit from using machine learning and AI may be even greater for individual non-profits than for commercial businesses.“As non-profits are often strapped for resources and time, targeting the right individuals is critical. Even with adequate research, it can be hard to understand which individuals will have a strong enough affinity to an organisation to make a major gift.“Imagine a combination of data on your donors’ giving history with a wealth engine tool that could provide predictive insights, built in to your organisation’s CRM where you can run the analysis with a click of a button.”“Machine learning can be used to analyse patterns and predict the actions that individuals will take, such as open, click through, or unsubscribe when sent an email. The results can then be used to build smarter segments and journeys. A constituent unlikely to open an email can be sent a text, as an example, if this would result in a higher likelihood of engagement.” Barriers to uptakeCertainly there’s a lot of potential for charities to benefit from AI and machine learning, so what’s stopping more from using them? Often, it boils down to technology and data issues.Adapta Consulting’s Collins says:“A lot of non-profit organisations have tech challenges to work out. Mid-sized organisations can have the biggest ones. They don’t have the economies of scale of larger organisations or their lightness of foot, which is shared by smaller organisations who have smaller teams, no legacy system to deal with, and are often making their first foray into tools so there’s less inertia. Although these of course don’t always have the experience and knowledge to go and get the right tech mix.”But, he adds:“Leveraging AI tools also only works as well as the underlying data they have access to, and lots of organisations have data in disparate places.”David Simpson, CTO at Beacon CRM, agrees data is key – and not only having it one place, but having enough of it.“From a CRM point of view, charities need to bring all of their data together – from volunteer, to beneficiary, and fundraising data – and then we can do interesting things.”“We can use it to build predictive models about whether an organisation will win a grant, or the lifetime value of a donor based on their past supporter behaviour, for example. We know how to do that and the technology is there, but the only way we can build these models is if we have all that data.”He notes that many smaller organisations don’t necessarily have it in volume, something perhaps that greater collaboration within the sector could help with in terms of the sharing of anonymised data.Either way, bringing your data together is the key to organisations of any size being able to take up the opportunities available now – both in terms of CRM, and AI – as well as those to come in the future. Simpson’s advice is this:“Get your data ducks in a row. Prepare – get your data sorted within your organisation, make sure your CRM is flexible and that data flows into it, and if you’re doing those things, you will see a benefit.” Melanie May | 13 January 2021 | News Chatbots & digital assistantsFor a start, Keith Collins, Senior Consultant at Adapta Consulting says:“Used with chatbots, telephony, and direct messaging, AI can, without human intervention, start to understand clients’ needs at a very early stage based on key words, and enable particular resources to be presented through the web, and to identify if there is a need to involve a human. This happens in the commercial world all the time, and there are a lot of potential applications here for charities too.” Advertisement WaterAid Sellu chatbot in actionWaterAid has also used a chatbot to engage and fundraise, introducing people to Sellu, a farmer and fisherman from a remote village in Sierra Leone as part of its Untapped appeal. Through a mixture of messages, photos and video content, Sellu introduced users to his home and family. The chatbot also provided updates on water and sanitation infrastructures being built with help from WaterAid supporters, with users ultimately asked if they would like to donate to the appeal.Elsewhere, in 2018 the British Heart Foundation became the first UK charity to launch an Alexa skill. This enables supporters to make a one-off donation through Amazon Pay or to organise a collection of unwanted furniture and electrical items through voice commands. At the time, the charity’s Chief Executive Simon Gillespie said:“More people than ever own a digital assistant like Amazon Echo and it’s really exciting for our supporters to be able to use their device to support life saving heart research. We’re constantly adapting as an organisation to be where our supporters are and to give people choice to make donating as easy as possible.”And last year, voice technology company, Say It Now teamed up with digital advertising exchange DAX to enable people to respond to radio ads on their Alexa-enabled smart speaker and use voice commands to find out more about a charity to donate directly to it, with NSPCC, RNIB, Crisis, Macmillan Cancer Support and Global’s Make Some Noise among those set to use it.
Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Coronavirus Continues to Slam Huntington Hospital Coronavirus Continues to Slam Huntington Hospital By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Monday, January 11, 2021 | 4:54 pm More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Top of the News Make a comment In an update to the City Council, Huntington Hospital President/CEO Lori Morgan said on Monday the hospital continues to struggle with resources during the current surge of the COVID-19.When examining the last 30 days up to Jan. 8, Morgan said last summer begins to look like a bit of a walk in the park.Currently, 51-of-71 ventilators are in use and the hospital continues to admit more patients than they are discharging, which has made bed space a concern.“We have grave concerns about the availability of hospital beds,” Morgan said. “We had a discussion about what we can do last week. We will continue to do whatever we can, but staffing continues to be a problem.”Fifteen beds have been placed in the hospital’s auditorium.According to Morgan, more than 200 patients were battling the virus as of Monday morning, including 27 patients in the intensive care unit. Fifteen percent of those patients are Pasadena residents.“Our small but mighty Health Department has been working very hard,” said City Manager Steve Mermell. “Here we are in 2021. We know this year is going to end better, but it’s a very difficult time right now.”L.A. County is closing in on 1 million cases of the virus. According to City News Service, county officials reported 12,617 new cases on Monday.In total, 932,698 infections have been reported since the pandemic began.The county also reported an additional 137 COVID deaths on Monday, raising the countywide death toll to 12,387.Hospitals continue to be overrun with COVID patients, with only 650 available beds — including 48 intensive-care unit beds — available as of Monday at the 70 “911-receiving” medical centers. Hospitalization numbers appear to have “stabilized” following dramatic surges in recent weeks, but the overcrowding in hospitals still hasn’t been alleviated.“The healthcare system is being stretched to dangerous extremes,” according to Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, who leads the city’s Health Department.As of Wednesday, all of the residents in the city’s long-term healthcare facilities will have had the chance to take the vaccine.Councilman John Kennedy asked about the city’s effort to reach out to African Americans and Latinos regarding the vaccine. Many people in those demographics have said they would not take the vaccine.Goh said she was open to suggestions on how to conduct outreach to those groups.According to Gordo, some local healthcare providers are frustrated with the lack of response and information with the city’s Health Department regarding the vaccine.“Some local health providers are frustrated and don’t believe we have been responsive. Some of them have gone to L.A. to have their staff vaccinated,” said Mayor Victor Gordo.Goh said the department cannot always immediately reply.Gordo said he would lobby the state with Long Beach and Los Angeles to have some of the red tape removed regarding the vaccine. Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty 14 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 Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena