Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgGuaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileGuaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria with business operations in Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and the United Kingdom. The company provides banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors. GTBank has received numerous accolades in recognition of excellent service, delivery, innovation, corporate social responsibility and good corporate governance include ‘The Best Banking Group by World Finance Magazine’ and ‘The Most Innovative African Bank by The African Banker Magazine’ in 2016/2017. GTBank’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guaranty Trust Bank is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

7 of the best UK shares I’d hold for at least 7 years

first_img7 of the best UK shares I’d hold for at least 7 years Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Kevin Godbold | Sunday, 10th January, 2021 I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Image source: Getty Images. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended DS Smith and Imperial Brands. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Kevin Godbold Enter Your Email Address 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. I’m keen to hold some of the best UK shares for the long term. Over extended periods, underlying business progress can drive the returns from my holdings.But businesses take time to develop and grow. So, holding for at least seven years feels like a decent timeframe to me. Ideally, I’d want to hold my stocks for much longer than that, perhaps for decades.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…Compounding returns from the best UK sharesAnd while I’m holding those shares, I’d plough back in all my realised returns along the way so that my gains compound. For example, I’d reinvest shareholder dividends and any capital received from corporate actions. Or from gains received because I’ve decided to sell an investment for some reason.Of course, one simple and almost hands-off way to invest for the long term is to buy share funds. I could, for example, go for simple, low-cost tracker funds that mechanically follow the fortunes of indices such as the FTSE 100, FTSE 250 or America’s S&P 500. I could even target small-cap stocks with a tracker fund or a particular geographical niche. These days, we can find trackers to follow most approaches to investing we can think of.Or I could target managed share funds run by investment managers with a good reputation. Funds like those charge higher fees, but sometimes it’s worth it for the better returns the fund generates. I’m thinking of outperforming fund managers such as Nick Train, Terry Smith and Mark Slater. And other managers who have a strong record of performance but with less-well-known names. Of course, the risk is that previously strong-performing fund managers go on to underperform as Neil Woodford did.Automatic reinvestmentHowever, most funds have the advantage of providing an option to automatically reinvest dividends. And I can get it by choosing the ‘accumulation’ version of each fund rather than the ‘income’ version. I think that’s a great benefit because it makes my ongoing investing life as hands-off as possible. Indeed, I can take care of the process of compounding my investments up-front. Then I need simply invest in my chosen funds on a regular basis over a long period of time.There’s room in my portfolio for a core of fund investments. But in pursuit of higher returns, I’d also target some quality shares of individual companies. However, I don’t believe all companies are suitable as long-term investments. But I often find potential long-term investments in defensive sectors.For example, I like the big dividend yields on offer with energy company SSE and smoking products manufacturer Imperial Brands. Both companies operate in a defensive sector. But I’d also go for packaging companies DS Smith and Smurfit Kappa because they serve the defensive, fast-moving consumer goods sector.My final three long-term picks are meat-based food producer Cranswick, IT infrastructure company Computacenter and distributor Bunzl. All those companies appear to be well placed within a defensive niche in their markets.last_img read more

Which UK shares should I buy now? Here’s 2 I like, and 1 I’d stay away from

first_imgWhich UK shares should I buy now? Here’s 2 I like, and 1 I’d stay away from At the start of each month I’m always on the look out for fresh opportunities. Last month was a tale of two halves. The FTSE 100 index started off strongly, but ultimately ended the month down around 2.5%. For February, when trying to answer the question of which UK shares should I buy now, I want to be conservative. There’s plenty of risks out there at the moment, so I want to try and protect myself as much as possible.Buying defensive stocksDefensive stocks typically outperform growth stocks during a period of uncertainty. At the moment, fresh travel restrictions and Covid-19 variants are stunting positivity. There is optimism around the roll-out of the vaccines, and this is definitely something to be positive about. But on balance, the news is more negative than positive right now.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…The first UK share I could buy now is J Sainsbury. The supermarket firmly sits in the defensive category, providing all the necessities consumers want. As such, demand should remain stable during this period. Interim results for 2020/21 show this, with retail sales up 7.1%. The pandemic hasn’t prevented people from buying from the company, in fact online sales were up 117%. This gives me confidence in buying the stock as it shows me the business can cope during difficult times in the broader economy.The business could struggle from the Brexit fallout, with it commenting last November that distribution to Northern Ireland could be affected. This point does worry me and is a point to keep an eye on.The second UK share I could buy now is Kingfisher. The business owns brands such as B&Q and Screwfix. Despite the FTSE 100 falling in the past month, Kingfisher is one of the few stocks in the index that saw a rise. The share price was up 2.17%. This doesn’t sound much, but it’s an outperformance of 4.6% versus the FTSE 100 average.Rising demand from people wanting to do lockdown DIY projects, along with steady demand from tradespeople, have helped Kingfisher recently. I think the business needs to be careful about the DIY fad dying out later this year as lockdown eases.Are there any UK shares I wouldn’t buy now?Personally, I wouldn’t look to buy Argo Blockchain at the moment. The cryptocurrency mining business has seen the share price increase 10-fold over the past three months. It’s a growth stock by any measure, and I don’t think now is the right time to be heavily invested in growth stocks. Speculative investors have pumped various stocks up in recent weeks, often beyond their fundamental value. I think this is the case for Argo, as I flagged up last month. It’s got a market capitalisation of over £300m when half-year earnings came in at only £3.23m. Doubling this for the full-year puts the market capitalisation at around 50 times earnings.I could be wrong, and Argo could continue to rally based on future projections of earnings and growth. I could also be wrong about looking for defensive stocks at the moment. Risk sentiment could change quickly to something more positive. In that case, growth stocks would likely offer higher returns than my choices. Personally, I don’t think this will be the case. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Jonathan Smith | Tuesday, 2nd February, 2021 See all posts by Jonathan Smith I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Archbishop of Kenya condemns attack on Nairobi parish

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Rector Pittsburgh, PA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Anglican Communion Africa, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Knoxville, TN Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector Washington, DC Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Archbishop of Kenya condemns attack on Nairobi parish Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Jobs & Calls By ACNS staffPosted Oct 1, 2012 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group [Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop Eliud Wabukala of the Anglican Church of Kenya has joined other religious leaders in condemning the explosive attack at St. Polycarp Parish on Juja Road in Nairobi Sept. 30.Earlier in the day, Wabukala and Bishop Joel Waweru of Nairobi diocese visited and prayed with four of the six children still admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital, Children’s Ward.In a statement released Oct. 1 at the scene of the explosion, Wabukala stated that Kenya is a multireligious society and termed the attacks as atrocities whose perpetrators should face the full rigor of the law. He called upon the government to offer adequate security since asking citizens to be vigilant is not sufficient. “This is a cruel provocation, but I appeal to Christians not to feed violence with violence, either in word or deed, because we are called to overcome evil with good,” he remarked.Nairobi Provincial Commissioner Njoroge Ndirangu and Supreme Council of Kenyan Muslims Secretary General Sheikh Adan Wachu gathered at the scene and expressed their disapproval of the of the heinous act.Waweru and Ndirangu later visited the bereaved family who lost a nine-year-old son, Ian Maina. Ian succumbed to injuries after the explosive device was hurled at their Sunday school class blowing the roof off. The assailants escaped on foot in a nearby path. Rector Martinsville, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Tags Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, ORlast_img read more

Media rich list published

first_img  80 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 August 2004 | News Tagged with: Prospect research Broadcastnow, the Web site for the TV and radio industry, has published its latest rich list.The list details the wealthiest media players in the UK. It is published today but is only available to paying subscribers. It is available both online and in the printed magazine. Advertisementcenter_img 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 Media rich list publishedlast_img read more

Rules relaxed on Gift Aid donations by phone and web

first_img 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.  18 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 October 2005 | News The Chancellor Gordon Brown MP has announced that from next month charities will no longer have to secure written consent from donors giving by telephone or online in order to claim Gift Aid tax back on their donations.Speaking in Edinburgh on Friday at the The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund conference, the Chancellor acknowledged that giving by telephone and Internet was becoming increasingly popular and that the rules needed to be relaxed. “It is in recognition of the extent of immediate giving by phone and internet”, he said, “that we are making it easier for donations to… all charities, even when made by telephone, to attract tax relief and thus extra money for the cause.”From 1 November 2005 HM Revenue and Customs will remove the requirement on charities to write to each individual donor to confirm that Gift Aid can be claimed following their telephone donation. However, charities will still need to maintain satisfactory records linking the donor to the making of a declaration. Advertisement The current criteria for a qualifying donation state that the donor must make an “appropriate declaration”, and the current regulations “The Donations to Charity by Individuals (Appropriate Declarations) Regulations 2000” set out the requirements for such declarations. Where a declaration is given orally, such as over the telephone, the current regulations require the charity to send a written statement to the donor giving them a 30-day period within which to cancel the declaration.According to HM Revenue and Customs, the provisional figure for Gift Aid donations in 2004/05 is £2,213 million, net of tax. A further £625 million in tax was paid to charities on these donations.The change in Gift Aid rules was initiated following the public response to the South Asian tsunami disaster of December 2004. Ironically it will not come fast enough for the current emergency appeals for northern Parkistan and India following the earthquake at the weekend.While this development made front page news in The Times last Saturday, some fundraisers have suggested there could be a hidden cost to charities in adhering to it. Will the ‘satisfactory records’ that need to be maintained in the case of a telephone donation be audio recordings of the donation being made? If so, then charities or their agencies are going to have to start storing, managing and retrieving vast banks of audio data for several years. It is to be hoped that a documentary record of the transaction will satisfy HM Revenue and Customs. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Rules relaxed on Gift Aid donations by phone and weblast_img read more

Fraternity helps teen live out her high school cheerleading dream

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Track and field fares well in annual Texas Relays Kennedy Harveyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-harvey/ ReddIt Twitter printSupport from a TCU fraternity will help a teenager with Down Syndrome live out her dream of cheerleading at the high school level.Members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity organized a barbecue to help Maddie Thompson, 14, cover the fees associated with cheering at her high school.Maddie learned earlier this month she had made the freshmen cheerleading squad.“My family felt so blessed that this fraternity would take this on and help Madison achieve her dreams,” said Shannon Thompson, Maddie’s mom. “These young men were so sweet and caring and really showed Madison how much they cared for her. It just made my heart so happy.”Many people came to show their support and meet Maddie, whose public journey has caught a lot of attention on social media.Maddie started cheering with she was four, but she didn’t make the team when she tried out in middle school.“She didn’t let her not making the team define her,” said Cami Branson, a TCU cheerleader and close friend of Maddie’s. “Some people would have handled the situation differently, but Maddie stayed determined and positive through it all. She matured into an even stronger young woman, and continued to change the perspectives and lives of others.”Maddie’s parents said they were disappointed in how tryouts were structured to compare her against the competition rather than on a score sheet.They shared Maddie’s story in hopes of attracting more special needs cheerleading programs to the area, but the outcome has been much more than what they expected.“In the last two years we were able to change the way a school district looked at a special needs athlete and for that, we are so proud,” Thompson, said. “I feel like we are slowly showing others to look at their abilities rather than their disabilities.” Maddie teaches Pi Kappa Phi JP Hajjar some of her cheerleading moves. Kennedy Harvey Facebook Three Horned Frogs walk away as Big 12 indoor champions Previous articleOpinion: Trumpism is taking over the Republican Party, that’s bad for AmericaNext articleSGA passes bill to increase rental textbook options Kennedy Harvey RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Second comeback of the weekend propels Baseball to series victory over Texas Kennedy Harveyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-harvey/ Kennedy Harveyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-harvey/ Linkedin Kennedy Harveyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-harvey/ + posts Twitter Linkedin ReddIt No. 16 baseball holds on to win first home series of the season World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution [wzslider](Photos by Nathan Lowe.)A GoFundMe page was started on Maddie’s behalf before Pi Kap contacted Branson.“I am in awe of how much love and support she has received from the Horned Frog community,” Branson said. “It was so amazing to see TCU coaches, athletes, teams and so many other organizations get involved.”The barbeque fundraiser proved to be successful as it exceeded the $2,000 goal.“With TCU being such a close family and community, I was not surprised that we reached the goal,” Branson said. “It is nearly impossible to not fall in love with Maddie or her story. It truly shows how much of an impact this 14-year-old girl can have on people’s lives.” Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

US government preparing new attacks against WikiLeaks

first_img The Obama administration and its Department of Homeland Security are continuing their assault on WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, as part of the effort to stifle opposition to American militarism and imperialism. RSF_en Organisation Newscenter_img Help by sharing this information August 29, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US government preparing new attacks against WikiLeakslast_img

Pasadena Transient Accused of Kidnapping, Assaulting San Bernardino Woman

first_img Subscribe 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment A 58-year-old transient with ties to Pasadena was set to be in court Tuesday to face charges of allegedly carjacking and kidnapping a woman in San Bernardino, and then assaulting her in Pasadena, before releasing her in Monrovia last Friday.The man, identified later as Roger Lavelle Burns, was scheduled to be in San Bernardino Superior Court to answer to kidnapping, carjacking and sexual assault charges, a report in the Press-Enterprise said.San Bernardino police said the unidentified victim was in her vehicle on Gilbert Street in San Bernardino Friday morning a man approached her and, allegedly simulating a weapon, ordered her from the driver’s seat to the passenger seat.Police said Burns then drove off with the woman, all the while making threats to shoot her if she didn’t cooperate.The Press-Enterprise report said Burns forced the woman to withdraw cash from an ATM and then allegedly ordered her back into the vehicle. Burns then drove to Rancho Cucamonga, and then on to Pasadena, where police said he forced the victim to pay for a motel room.Burns allegedly sexually assaulted the woman at some point, police said.Eventually, Burns drove to Monrovia and released the woman but kept the vehicle, police said. After the woman called police, detectives tracked Burns down to an undisclosed location in Pasadena and arrested him Friday evening.The report said Burns is being held at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Police, Fire & The Courts Pasadena Transient Accused of Kidnapping, Assaulting San Bernardino Woman Published on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 9:06 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Top of the News Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Last Month Was the Hottest September on Record, and JPL Scientists Say Expect More Record-Breaking Heat Ahead

first_img 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 Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Public Safety Last Month Was the Hottest September on Record, and JPL Scientists Say Expect More Record-Breaking Heat Ahead By DAVID CROSS and BRIAN DAY Published on Saturday, October 17, 2020 | 3:30 am Community News Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe More Cool Stuffcenter_img Graphic courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationEarth just experienced its hottest September in the roughly 150 years since reliable records have been kept, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory climate scientists say the trend will only continue into the coming years and decades.The global heat wave was felt in Pasadena, which saw a high temperature of 114 degrees on Sept. 6, breaking the all-time record for the day. The same day, Woodland Hills set the record for the highest temperature ever recorded at a Los Angeles County weather station at 121 degrees.JPL scientists attribute the rising temperatures to the dramatic spike in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels since industrialization, coupled with the “urban heat island” effect in more highly developed and densely populated areas, like Southern California.And while widespread efforts to reduce humankind’s carbon emissions continue, “It’s really unlikely we’ll go back to normal,” JPL project scientist Eric Fetzer said. “It’s just basic physics. By adding carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses, it tilts the balance toward a warmer Earth… not only the atmosphere, but also the oceans, the ice caps are warmer. We’re going to end up living in a warmer world and we have been, for the last basically 8,000 years since the end of the last ice age.”Even if humans stopped producing carbon dioxide instantly, “this is going to play out over literally a century,” he said.“It will take a century for the climate system to adjust. The climate plays out over, basically, a human generation or more. Even an abrupt change in our lifestyle — if one could wave a magic wand — we’d still have significant changes in the climate.”The increasing temperatures have been most pronounced at higher latitudes, such as the arctic, Siberia and Alaska, according to Fetzer.In Southern California, including Pasadena, another significant factor has been driving temperature up: A phenomenon known by scientists as the “urban heat island” effect.Widespread development and installation of asphalt tends to trap heat that would otherwise be dissipated, leading to increased daytime temperatures that provide little relief overnight, Fetzer said.While the increasing temperatures locally are unpleasant and can be potentially dangerous, Fetzer said his bigger concern was the effect the rising temperatures would have on California’s water supply. The changing climate could lead to changing rainfall patterns, jeopardizing“Warm nights are bad enough, but changes in rainfall pattern, that’s a big deal — and changes in snowfall pattern, because we in California and much of the West depend on a snowpack that melts more slowly.”Retired longtime JPL research scientist Bill Patzert pointed to the same two factors of global warming and the urban heat island effect as the course of the recent heat.“Pasadena is one of the oldest cities in California, and for more than a century, we’ve covered it with asphalt, housing developments, shopping centers and freeways. And every day, alright, we’re creating our own heat,” he said.“Everybody will notice how it doesn’t cool off at night. Not only the days are warmer, but the nights are warmer,” Patzert said. “If you don’t believe that, just look at your Southern California Edison electric bill for the last six months.”Pasadena’s average temperature has risen by about 5 degrees over the past 140 or so years, Patzert said. He attributed two of those degrees to global warming, and the other three to the urban heat island effect.He, too, said he expected heat waves in Southern California to only become longer and hotter.“Essentially, what we saw in September was one long heat wave. We had these high pressure domes that settled in over not only Southern California, but all of California,” Patzert explained.“The last six months across California have been the warmest that we’ve ever recorded,” Patzert said. “It’s been six months of blistering heat waves and record temperatures across not only Southland, but all up and down California. And of course that really set us up for the fires, because the wildlands, the forest, became extremely desiccated, dried out.”“So it’s been record-breaking not only in temperatures but also in fires.”The recent Bobcat Fire was the second-largest recorded in Los Angeles County history, he pointed out.“It’s been brutal,” he said. “Not only September, but it’s been brutal from late -spring to early fall.”Hot weather has the potential to cause injury or even death, Patzert said.A heat wave in Europe in 2003 is blamed for the deaths of tens of thousands of people, he said.“Heat is more than uncomfortable,” he said. “Heat is a killer. It kills more people than lightning, tornadoes, hurricanes or floods. 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