GamCare user survey reveals support for bans on VIP schemes and shirt sponsorship

first_imgThe survey also found that respondents wanted more investment in research, education and treatment to protect and support those at risk of or experiencing harm from gambling. This should include support reflecting the needs of young adults, women, and members of BAME communities. “The recent pandemic has only increased common risk factors including isolation, boredom and money worries,” GamCare chief executive Anna Hemmings said. “Young men under 35 make up the majority of those who seek help via our helpline. Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: UK & Ireland 31st March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher As part of the consultation process, GamCare opened a survey in order to gather opinion on proposals for the review, to which 343 people responded. “We want people to realise the first step is to seek non-judgmental help from our trained advisers after what has been a terribly damaging year for us all. Some 84% called for further restrictions on advertising to children and young people, while 89% wanted to see access to gambling taken away from children completely. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Respondents also called for better safeguarding for those experiencing harms, with 71% urging further limits introduced to online gambling accounts and 83% wanting a ban on VIP schemes that reward people for gambling more. Outright bans on gambling operators sponsoring football shirts and VIP betting schemes were among the most supported proposals in a survey of GamCare users in response to the government’s consultation on the review of 2005 Gambling Act. GamCare said respondents wanted to see more safer gambling messaging used by gambling operators, including clear signposting to the National Gambling Treatment Service.center_img “Gambling is a serious health harm and we welcome discussion to bring this problem to the forefront of addiction issues, and to ensure we can secure sustainable funds to meet the needs of those affected.” Topics: Social responsibility Responsible gambling “We want to encourage anyone who is worried about themselves or a loved one to contact us – we can offer expert advice and arrange for them to get the support they need.” “The review of the 2005 Gambling Act has come at just the right time as we are climbing out of lockdown in the UK, and the increase those seeking help with their online gambling has become a worrisome problem,” Hemmings said. Among these was a ban on gambling operators sponsoring football shirts, with 83% of those who responded to the survey saying that they would support such a rule, while 80% wanted a ban on operators sponsoring sports events. Launched in December of last year, the review is seeking to update the current version of the Act, with stake limits, the role of the Gambling Commission and new ad restrictions to be considered. Social responsibility Tags: GamCare Gambling Act Review In addition, 84% of respondents said they wanted to see gambling companies cover the cost of new research, education and treatment for gambling harms. Other key findings included that 64% of users thought more resources should be available to problem gamblers and their loved ones. More than half of those who took part in the survey had received some form of help for their gambling. GamCare user survey reveals support for bans on VIP schemes and shirt sponsorshiplast_img read more

Axia Corporation Limited ( HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgAxia Corporation Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Axia Corporation Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Axia Corporation Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Axia Corporation Limited (  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAxia Corporation Limited is a retail enterprise that sells specialty homeware furniture and electrical appliances through 38 nationwide retail outlets; and retails automotive spares across multiple channels with a footprint that stretches to Zambia and Malawi. The company’s core expertise lies in providing a reputable service for inbound clearing and bonded warehousing; ambient and chilled/frozen warehousing services; logistics, marketing, sales and merchandising services. Axia has three business units which include TV Sales & Home (TVSH), a leading furniture and electronic appliance retailer; Transerv, retailing automotive spares, and Distribution Group Africa (DGA), an established distribution and logistics company. Axia Corporation Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 – Double Dose with Morty, Morty scorin

first_imgSunday Aug 5, 2012 Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 – Double Dose with Morty, Morty scorin Here’s looking back at the latest from the Rugby Club Plays of the Week for Super Rugby. The last two week’s are jammed into one video, with the all the best hits, tries, and funnies, as per normal.You’ll be singing along after a few minutes, then enjoying the best of the playoffs.Next week the guys from Fox Sports will feature their Plays of the Season, so look out for that.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Plays of the Week Related Articles 123 WEEKS AGO WATCH: France destroy Wales in Women’s Six… 138 WEEKS AGO Waikato winger scores four tries in epic… 304 WEEKS AGO The Wraparound from Rugby HQ – Week 27 From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

England vs South Africa Highlights – November 2012

first_imgTuesday Nov 27, 2012 England vs South Africa Highlights – November 2012 Highlights wrap of South Africa’s 16-15 win over England at Twickenham on SaturdayView the full matchTime: 03:00Credit: RFUADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error End of Year Tours 2012 Related Articles 445 WEEKS AGO Kurtley Beale late try snatches win for Wallabies… 445 WEEKS AGO England upset the All Blacks with famous… 445 WEEKS AGO End of Year Tours 2012 – Week Three – Highlights… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House N / Israel Nottes Architects

first_imgArchDaily “COPY” 2014 CopyHouses•Caesarea, Israel Year:  House N / Israel Nottes ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse N / Israel Nottes Architects Area:  350 m² Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Israel Nottes Architects Area Area of this architecture project photographs:  Omri AmsalemPhotographs:  Omri AmsalemSave this picture!© Omri AmsalemRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyText description provided by the architects. In the vicinity of the old roman city of Caesarea in Israel, The plot of the house is located alongside Israel’s biggest golf course and just minutes walk from the sea side and the ruins of the old roman city. The design of the house was centered around 2 main points, the first being the pool as the main focal point. This notion led to an L shape plan that permits a design of a big open space on the ground floor hosting the main functions of the house yet with a distinct hierarchy and a clear view and access to the pool.Save this picture!© Omri AmsalemThe second point was maximization of the light and wind exposure. By positioning  the house facing the south-west side we were able to enjoy long hours of direct natural sun light as well as natural ventilation of wind form the sea. The big windows along the south side allow ray of light to enter the house and naturally heat it in the winter, whereas during the summer when it is very hot, the concrete pergola blocks the sun from entering the house and over heating it.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe color scheme for the house was inspired and derived from the Spur-winged lapwing bird, one of Israel’s most common and elegant birds. the Brown, grey, black and white pallet was used in every room of the house with different ratio and combination. Each color assigned with a specific material: wood, concrete, metal and stucco.Save this picture!© Omri AmsalemEnclosed between two sides of the house and in clear view,  a pool was designed consisted of two parts that fade into each other, one is a deep area designed for swimming and the second is a long shallow extension of the pool turns to a waterfall as part of the house’s exterior fence. Located in the center of it are two concrete cast pots for water plants to grow and provide shade and comfort from the sun.Save this picture!Floor PlanA concrete staircase with a lightning section shape Divides the kitchen and the dining area, covered with natural oak wood with glass and black metal frame hand rails it connects all three floors . The dining area has an access to a private garden paved with long concrete tiles and a view of nearby park and a Koi-fish natural pond.Save this picture!© Omri AmsalemProject gallerySee allShow lessResidential and Office Building / blauraum ArchitektenSelected ProjectsVictoria Park / ipli architectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Israel Year:  2014 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Save this picture!© Omri Amsalem+ 19 Share House N / Israel Nottes Architects Projects CopyAbout this officeIsrael Nottes ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCaesareaIsraelPublished on January 16, 2016Cite: “House N / Israel Nottes Architects” 16 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?以色列凯撒里亚N建筑 / Israel Nottes Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Comienza ‘Caminata de Justicia’ por el agua

first_imgLa Caminata de Justicia por el Agua, una caminata de 70 millas en ocho días desde Detroit a Flint-Michigan, comenzó el 3 de julio con un encuentro en las orillas del río Detroit, el suministro principal de agua para millones en todo el sureste de Michigan.El primer día de la caminata terminó justo al norte de Detroit en el bullicioso centro de Ferndale, donde la Brigada de Luz de Detroit expuso el mensaje: ¡”Agua limpia y económica ya”! El Consejo Popular de Aguas organizó la caminata para llamar la atención sobre la crisis del agua en el sureste de Michigan.Decenas de miles de hogares de Detroit, junto a todas/os los más de 10.000 residentes de Highland Park, se enfrentan al corte de su servicio de agua. Sin agua corriente en sus hogares, madres y padres están perdiendo la custodia de sus hijas/os. Existe otra crisis en Flint, donde el agua no es potable ni apta para lavar y bañarse.Esta situación de emergencia era completamente prevenible.Los culpables son los bancos, las empresas y el Estado capitalista. Como dijo Jerry Goldberg, representante de la Coalición ¡Moratoria AHORA! para Acabar con Ejecuciones Hipotecarias, Desahucios y Cierres de Servicios en el acto inicial, “Las tasas de terminación de los swaps de los intereses representan $537 millones de los $1100 millones prestados para la reparación y mantenimiento de la infraestructura. Sin esta alza de ganancias para los bancos más ricos, el DWSD [Departamento de Aguas y Alcantarillado de Detroit] estaría en buenas condiciones financieras”.El verano pasado, los cortes de agua en Detroit llamaron la atención mundial. Dos relatores de las Naciones Unidas vinieron aquí y publicaron un informe criticando al DWSD y a funcionarios de la ciudad de Detroit por privar a las/os ciudadanos del derecho al agua. El alcalde Mike Duggan, en lugar de tomar medidas para prevenir los cortes y restaurar el servicio, tachó la opinión de los relatores como mal informados.Para mantener el servicio, las/os residentes firmaron planes de pago, pero los términos establecidos por el DWSD imposibilitaron mantenerse al día con el pago. Ahora, la mayoría de quienes tienen planes de pago pueden perder el servicio, pues el corte ha comenzado para cualquier persona que adeude más de $150 o lleve dos meses sin pagar.Crisis se expande fuera de DetroitTeniendo la calidad del agua entre las mejores de EUA, el DWSD proporciona agua para los condados de Wayne, Oakland e incluso comunidades tan lejanas como Flint. Parte del saqueo racista de los bienes de Detroit durante la quiebra municipal fue el plan para vender el DWSD a la Autoridad de Aguas de los Grandes Lagos, GLWA, un grupo regional, dándole un mayor control a los suburbios de Oakland, Macomb y al condado de Wayne, que están fuera de Detroit.El acuerdo para establecer la autoridad regional tiene una disposición para elevar las tasas por encima del 10 por ciento en los suburbios y otras ciudades. Hay resistencia a este plan, que incluye la petición para poner la venta del DWSD en referéndum en la boleta electoral. Un aumento de la tarifa fue rechazado por el Concejo de la Ciudad de Detroit el 30 de junio.Dentro de los límites de la ciudad de Detroit está la ciudad de Highland Park.  Al igual que Detroit, la población de Highland Park es mayormente afroamericana, la tasa de pobreza se sitúa cerca del 40 por ciento.  Esa ciudad tenía su propia estación de bombeo de agua hasta 2012 cuando el alcalde la cerró para reparaciones temporales.  Pero luego hizo que la ciudad se conectara al DWSD permanentemente, por lo que las/os residentes de Highland Park tuvieron que pagar a Detroit por su agua.Ahora, residentes y pequeños negocios que no fueron facturados por dos años, están siendo golpeados con cuentas de miles de dólares e incluso decenas de miles.  El DWSD amenaza con cortar el servicio a todas/os en Highland Park porque dice que la ciudad debe a Detroit millones de dólares. ¡El Concejo Municipal de Highland Park votó a favor de aumentar las tarifas de agua un 138 por ciento en junio!Flint, a 70 millas al norte de Detroit, históricamente obtenía su agua del altamente contaminado Río Flint.  Esto ha causado erupciones en la piel, pérdida de cabello, trastornos autoinmunes y envenenamiento por plomo en las/os niños, junto con las tasas impagables.Activistas de Flint, Highland Park y Detroit están unidas/os y decididos a llegar hasta el final, declarando que “El agua es un derecho humano”.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

ULA gives college advice​ to local high schoolers

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Linkedin ReddIt Facebook What we’re reading: Chilean protests continue in Santiago Twitter Yulissa Cortina Yulissa Cortina TAGSnews World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Yulissa Cortina Housing still limited after construction of new residence hallscenter_img Twitter Students approve all proposed changes to SGA’s constitution Yulissa Cortina Previous articleImpeachment 101Next articleHoroscope: September 25, 2019 Yulissa Cortina RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU celebrates first-generation students Linkedin ReddIt + posts printMembers of TCU’s United Latino Association (ULA) spent time at Eastern Hills High School to talk about life after high school. Eastern Hills High School. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.The discussion was part of the school’s new after-school program called Journeys. Journeys was created for high school students who are long-term English-language learners, said Lisa Yanagida, one of the program’s sponsors. Journeys opens up opportunities for students to learn about college, public speaking and etiquette. “It’s a club that is really guided by the needs of the students who are part of the club,” Yanagida said. “We talk about goals and life after high school.” ULA members spoke to the high schoolers and shared their experiences from their time at TCU. They also gave the students tips on how to make the college transition easier.Journeys’ meeting flyer. Photo credit Yulissa Cortina.Salma Juarez, ULA’s vice president, said that their objective was to inspire the students to reach for their goals. “We’re trying to inspire these students to not only apply for college but to not let the fear of being a first-generation or a person of color stop them from getting a higher education,” Juarez said. Rachel Morgan, another one of Journeys’ sponsors, said that she hoped the students felt the motivation to follow their goals. “I think the meeting put a spark in a lot of the students and made them realize that they can do it,” Morgan said. ULA members plan to meet with the students again throughout the semester to help them build relationships with college students. “I think listening to all their stories made the message clear that they’re a family,” Yanagida said.  Yulissa Cortina Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Call for legislative reform after el watan journalists sent to prison

first_img News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders condemned an appeal court ruling yesterday upholding a two-month prison sentence for defamation against editor of the daily El Watan, Omar Belhouchet, and journalist Chawki Amari.In another case, a journalist on the daily Echourouk El Youmi was sentenced to pay four million dinars (almost 40,000 euros) in damages for a number of defamation cases.“President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s May 2006 decision to pardon journalists sentenced to prison terms temporarily removed the spectre of imprisonment, but without a real political will to reform the press code the threat remains real,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“Since the release of journalist Mohammed Benchicou two years ago, neither the head of state nor the parliament has taken any steps to decriminalise press offences. Neither should fines imposed threaten a journalist or their media’s financial integrity”, it said.The appeal court in Jijel, 360 kms east of Algiers on 4 March upheld a two-month prison sentence imposed on 27 May 2007 against Omar Belhouchet and Chawki Amari of the daily El Watan in a libel case brought by the region’s prefect, which had been adjourned from 26 February.The paper’s lawyer, Zoubeir Soudani told Reporters Without Borders that there had been several procedural irregularities but the judges had refused to take into account his objections. He said he would appeal to the Supreme Court.Elsewhere, police on 3 March summoned the El Watan correspondent in El Tarf in north-east Algeria, Slim Sadki, over a defamation suit brought by a high ranking official following the publication of articles containing accusations against the education ministry.In another case, Yasser Abdelhai, of the daily Echourouk El Youmi, was served notice by a court bailiff that he must pay 4 million dinars before 15 March in damages from four separate defamation trials. The journalist, who has had 26 such cases brought against him since 2002, seven of them by the current Jijel prefect, was accused after he criticised the running of public affairs in the prefecture.Algeria is ranked 123rd out of 169 countries in Reporters Without Borders 2007 world press freedom index. The organisation released its annual report on press freedom worldwide on 13 February 2008. Look up the chapter on Algeria. Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation March 5, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for legislative reform after el watan journalists sent to prison RSF_en Organisation News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa News Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary electionscenter_img May 18, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Algeria News Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria Receive email alerts May 12, 2021 Find out more to go further AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa April 29, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

A Palestinian cameraman seriously wounded

first_img IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders called on the Israeli authorities to hold a “quick and thorough investigation to find and punish those responsible” for the wounding of Channel 10 cameraman Majdi Al Arabid, shot on 2 January while he covered an Israeli Army incursion in Beit Hanoun in the north of the Gaza Strip. Help by sharing this information January 4, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A Palestinian cameraman seriously wounded Organisation Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Reporters Without Borders has written to Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz urging a “quick and thorough” investigation into how cameraman Majdi Al Arabid of Channel 10 was badly wounded in shooting on 2 January in Beit Hanoun in the north of the Gaza Strip.Al Arabid was hit twice, once in the stomach and once in the leg, as he filmed an Israeli military incursion into the town of Beit Hanoun. He was rushed to Kamal Edwane Hospital where he underwent an operation before being transferred to Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva, 84 kms south of Jerusalem. His condition has improved but his injuries remain serious.”At least three journalists were injured in Israeli Army shooting in 2004 and three others were physically attacked”, said the worldwide press freedom organisation in its letter to the minister. “We regret that the Israeli Army does not take the presence of journalists sufficiently seriously and does not do everything possible to protect them”.The Israeli authorities have opened an investigation. The source of the shooting is not yet known but the trajectory of the bullets suggested they came from Israeli positions.The cameraman said after the shooting that he was extremely shocked since he had established contact with the Israeli soldiers, who therefore knew there were journalists present at the scene.Schlomi Eldar, a journalist on Channel 10 who was with the cameraman, told public radio that the Israeli soldiers “opened fire without warning”. There were several local media teams on the spot at the time to cover the military incursion. Receive email alerts June 3, 2021 Find out more News News RSF_en News IsraelMiddle East – North Africa May 28, 2021 Find out more May 16, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News Follow the news on Israel RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes to go furtherlast_img read more

Construction Work Resumes at Site of International Boarding School in Pasadena

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EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS One thought on “Construction Work Resumes at Site of International Boarding School in Pasadena” Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. Dr. David Campbell, DDS on Lake says: May 14th, 2021 at 9:47 am Business News Community Newscenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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 Community News More Cool Stuff Make a comment Following a series of pandemic-induced delays, infrastructure work resumed this week at the site of what will soon be a 975-student international boarding high school in Pasadena, according to the company vice president.EF Academy is on track to welcome its first students in the fall of 2022, according to Shawna Marino, who serves as vice president of Sweden-based EF Education First.Construction began at the campus,1539 E. Howard St., in late-2019 with a plan to open in fall 2020. But as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, construction was delayed and the opening date was pushed back until 2021, then 2022.“COVID-19 has presented challenges to us that we’ve never experienced before,” Marino said. “Unfortunately, global travel came to a screeching halt. Our international education programs in-person had to change dramatically. We have been entirely focused on keeping the schools that we do have open safe and COVID-free. And that has been a tremendous challenge, for sure. So we made the decision last summer to pause overall construction in Pasadena.”The work also could not be completed in compliance with pandemic protocols, she added.“We’ve seen a tremendous number of challenges, but the good news is that we think the future of global education is strong and we are confident that once it is safe to do so and once the world reopens, EF international programs will be highly sought after,” Marino said.“We are still deeply invested in our Pasadena campus,” she said. “We are thrilled that we are restarting infrastructure work this week. We have been on about a nine-month hold now.”The current work centers around laying electrical utilities in partnership with Pasadena Water and Power, Marino added.EF Education First has a presence in 50 countries, 600 offices and schools around the world, and 50,000 employees, according to Marino.“The EF Academy campus in New York has remained open, thankfully, throughout the pandemic. We’ve put a number of COVID protocols in place,” she said.“So we know that the market for an international education in the United States is strong and we’re fully committed to our investment in Pasadena, Marino said. “We’re excited to get started again and be on track for the fall 2022 opening.”As work continues, the fencing around the construction site is to get a freshening up, Marino said.“We are replacing the scrim around the perimeter of the site,” she said. “It will have a fresh new look, it will be branded with the EF Academy colors and imagery, and it’s going to give the campus a nice new look after the[old] scrim has been there for pretty much a year longer than anticipated due to the construction delay.”“We’re incredibly grateful to the local community and our direct neighbors,” she added. “They have been very understanding through the construction delay and we’ve worked closely with the neighbors to address any issues that have come out from having a vacant site. We’ve just been really grateful for their understanding. And I know they are looking forward to the school opening almost as much as we are.”More information on EF Academy is available online at OPENING OF PASADENA’S ONLY INTERNATIONAL BOARDING SCHOOL IS PUSHED BACK, AGAINPandemic Forces Halt to Construction of 975-Student International Boarding School in Pasadena Subscribe Top of the News last_img read more