Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena The Postal Service kicked off the holiday shipping season today by announcing it will be delivering packages seven days a week in hundreds of cities across America starting Nov. 17 through Christmas Day, due to continued double digit package volume growth. Pasadena is one of the cities in the greater Los Angeles area included in the Postal Serviceâ€™s Sunday delivery efforts.â€œThe Postal Service ships more packages to more places than anyone else,â€ said Pasadena Postmaster George Morris. â€œDuring the holidays, weâ€™re raising the bar with enhanced tracking and Sunday delivery providing excellent service and reliability that only Santa can compete with.â€Sunday package delivery continues the commitment to provide customers superior service as the nationâ€™s mail carrier responds to the increase in package business stemming from the growth in e-commerce.â€œEvery household in America relies on us to get their packages in home for the holidays and we take great pride in taking on that responsibility,â€ said Morris. â€œWeâ€™re prepared to do whatever it takes to delivery for our customers.â€Due to continued e-commerce growth and improvements to its Priority Mail product line, the Postal Service is expecting double-digit growth in its package business this holiday season, likely in the range of 450 to 470 million packages. That equates to roughly 12 to 14 percent growth over the same period last year.â€œThis is truly our season at the Postal Service, it is crunch time,â€ said Morris. â€œWe have stepped up our game to ensure America that USPS can be counted on to deliver their cards, gifts and letters in time for the holidays.â€For expected delivery of holiday mail and packages by Christmas, the Postal Service recommends keeping the following mailing and shipping deadlines in mind:â€¢ Dec. 2 â€“ First-Class Mail International/Priority Mail Internationalâ€¢ Dec. 10 â€“ Priority Mail Express Internationalâ€¢ Dec. 15 â€“ Standard Postâ€¢ Dec. 17 â€“ Global Express Guaranteedâ€¢ Dec. 20 â€“ First-Class Mail/Priority Mail (domestic)â€¢ Dec. 23 â€“ Priority Mail Express (domestic)Consumers can avoid holiday hassles by visiting usps.com â€” the Postal Serviceâ€™s website that will help make mailing and shipping easier. Millions of customers will skip the trip to the Post Office altogether and take advantage of convenient online shipping this holiday season. Click-N-Ship and other online services allow customers to print shipping labels, order free Priority Mail boxes, purchase postage and even request free next-day Package Pickup.The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 Top of the News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Subscribe Government Postal Service Gears Up for the Holidays with 7-Day Package Delivery in Pasadena Sunday deliveries through Christmas to help handle 450-470 million packages Published on Friday, November 7, 2014 | 10:59 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. Make a comment Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Community News
By Dialogo September 04, 2012 On August 30, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega met with former Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón, who is visiting the country, and asked him for advice on improving the judicial approach in the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime. The president valued Garzón’s advice to improve and develop the working mechanisms of the judicial system in order to address this very important problem in the country. “We know the fragility” of the entities involved in finding a solution to these crimes “in the face of threats, in the face of extortion, in the face of blackmail, drug trafficking deals and organized crime,” said Ortega. The former Spanish judge emphasized having a joint strategy and institutional coordination as essential in combating drug trafficking. “This is the way; interagency cooperation is essential, as well as creating increasingly clear broad legal arenas at the regional level to facilitate the complexity of the actions by different countries,” he said.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An Elmont man thwarted an armed home invasion by holding his front door closed as a pair of masked gunmen tried to break it down on Friday morning, Nassau County police said.The 54-year-old victim was asleep in his Kirkman Avenue home when he was awakened by his front doorbell ringing, then heard a loud bang and someone trying to break in as he went to answer the door at 6:16 a.m., police said.“The victim held the door shut while one of the subjects’ threatens the use of a weapon,” police said in a news release.The victim screamed and the two men, one of whom was armed with a rifle, fled the scene toward Meacham Avenue in a silver Honda driven by a third man.The two suspects were described as black men between 17 and 20 years old who were wearing dark masks, dark colored sweatshirts and blue jeans. The victim was not injured.The case comes as there have been 11 armed home invasions in a recent four-week span in neighboring Suffolk County.Fourth Squad detectives ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Below top management level, the proportion of employees opting for an occupational pension is 55.8% in larger SMEs, 52.6% in medium-sized SMEs, and 38% in smaller companies.For employees, the relevant aspects of an occupational pension include the security of the system through guarantees (42%), flexible contributions and payments (38%) and for 35% an important point is the return on investments.Some medium-sized SMEs remain sceptical towards the Betriebsrentenstärkungsgesetz, or BRSG, the law that introduced defined contribution pension plans without guarantees, while larger SMEs show optimism about the rule and its effects (51%).The majority of large companies expect a higher level of interest from the employees for occupational pensions schemes as a consequence of the BRSG law, compared to 41% among small and 43% of medium-sized companies.Occupational pensions based on mixed forms of contribution from the employer and employees grew by 4% to 76% in 2019 – pure employee-funded compensation remained stable at 44% and for the first time in three years, the pure employer-financed company pension schemes showed a 3% increase to 29%.Mixed forms of contribution dominate in larger SMEs with 85%, while pure employers financed schemes are used mostly in smaller firms.Among medium-sized companies, 84% offer direct insurance (Direktversicherung) in a portfolio of occupational pension schemes, and 57% a Pensionskasse as a way to set up old age provisions.Larger SMEs in particular provide employees with an occupational pension through a Pensionskasse, the report added.Behind the two main ways to operate occupational pension schemes rank the support fund (Unterstützungskasse) and Direktzusage, or direct commitment, at 32%, which remains stable compared to last year’s figures.Direktzusagen are used particular as a form of occupation pensions in larger companies (41%), with 28% in smaller companies.The insurance industry underpins its leadership among the providers of occupational pensions with 83% of SMEs that cooperate with insurances – a 2% increase compared to the prior year.Pensionskassen, on the other hand, lost market share as cooperation partners with 41%, a 3% decrease compared to kast year and the worst performance since 2011.To read the digital edition of IPE’s latest magazine click here. Employees in larger German small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are becoming heavily reliant on occupational pensions schemes compared to smaller firms, according to a report published by Generali Germany.According to the research, which is based on interviews of HR managers responsible for occupational pensions conducted in January, 50% of the employees in SMEs with 250-500 staff (larger SMEs) chose an occupational pension scheme, compared to 46.8% in firms with 100-250 employees (medium-sized SMEs) and 39.9% in those with 50-100 employees (smaller SMEs).The study revealed that 64.2% of top management employees in larger SMEs sign up for an occupational pension scheme, as opposed to 61.1% in medium-sized SMEs, and 48.8% in smaller firms.Overall, the market penetration of occupational pensions among top management rose by more than 4% to 58.6% in 2020.
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