Readers Win at Sierra Madre Public Library Art and Essay Program

first_imgCommunity News Readers Win at Sierra Madre Public Library Art and Essay Program From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, April 28, 2016 | 5:02 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Business News More than 220 local students entered the Library’s fourth annual Art & Essay contest, Readers Win! @ Sierra Madre Public Library. Mayor John Capoccia presented cash prizes to the top 18 contest winners. Prizes and certificates of achievement were presented at a ceremony on Thursday, April 14 during National Library Week. Winning work is on display in the Children’s Room of the Library.Children in grades Kindergarten through second grade created a drawing showing how they win by reading books from the Sierra Madre Public Library. Students in grades three through eight wrote a one-page essay on how readers win. Students from each grade earned $50 for first place or $35 for second place.Winners are: Kindergarten 1st place Emma Noel Abajian, Kindergarten 2nd place Siabelle Carpenter, 1st grade first place Raya Frayeh, 1st grade second place Ethan Woo, 2nd grade first place Jackson Moore, 2nd grade second place Samuel Choi Dongho, 3rd grade first place Abeni Moore, 3rd grade second place Maya Eriksson, 4th grade first place Aidan Hofer, 4th grade second place Nikki Hensley, 5th grade first place Jadyn St. Louis, 5th grade second place Julia Divers, 6th grade first place Carter Anastasia, 6th grade second place Lucy Martinez, 7th grade first place Claire Senft, 7th grade second place Giovanni Butteri, 8th grade first place Dylan Sheriff, and 8th grade second place Julia Boberg.Local organizations that supported the Sierra Madre Public Library Art & Essay Contest with funding for the cash prizes and by judging entries were: Sierra Madre Rotary Club, the Spero Foundation, Sierra Madre Kiwanis, Friends of the Library, the Sierra Madre Community Foundation, and the Sierra Madre Civic Club. Special thanks to Library Trustee Glenn Putnam for spearheading the program.Read, Discover, Connect @ Sierra Madre Public Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, (626) 355-7186, or visit www.cityofsierramadre.com/departments/library. Subscribe 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. Community News HerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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 Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Automakers slash car sales targets as spending power weakens

“April’s wholesales number is the worst we’ve seen in decades. With the PSBB imposed across Indonesia, we assume that it will only get worse in May,” Gaikindo chairman Yohannes Nangoi said during a discussion held by marketing firm MarkPlus on Friday.Gaikindo also slashed Indonesia’s car export target to 175,000 units in 2020 from the initial target of 350,000 to 400,000 units, he added.Four provinces and 26 regencies and cities across the archipelago have implemented the PSBB. There have been more than 18,000 cases of COVID-19 and at least 1,191 deaths since the government announced the first two cases in early March. The social restrictions have disrupted business activity and hit people’s purchasing power as millions have lost their jobs.Consumer spending, which accounts for more than a half of the country’s GDP, grew just 2.84 percent yoy in the first quarter, far less than last year’s growth of 5.01 percent. Fitch Solutions expected private consumption to contract 1.5 percent yoy in 2020 from a previous forecast growth of 1.2 percent following 5 percent growth in 2019. Weakening purchasing power following business disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has battered the country’s automotive industry, forcing carmakers to significantly lower their car sales targets this year.The Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo) cut its domestic car sales target this year by 40 percent to just 600,000 units as the government’s large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) and cooling economic outlook were expected to hit demand. According to the association, more than 1 million cars were sold last year.The forecast was made as April’s car sales nosedived by more than 90 percent year-on-year (yoy) to 7,871 units, according to data compiled by diversified conglomerate PT Astra International. Car sales are an indicator of household spending growth. Indonesia’s consumer confidence index nosedived to its lowest level in 12 years as consumers expressed pessimism amid the pandemic, according to a recent Bank Indonesia (BI) survey.Yohannes said the health crisis threatened 1.5 million automotive industry workers in the country, though Gaikindo members agreed to avoid layoffs.“We also recently had talks with Industry Ministry officials and they asked us to prevent permanent closures of all factories as it could rattle the country’s auto industry image,” he said.“We will only use around 50 percent of our capacity […] and currently carmakers are focusing on utilizing their production capacity.”Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef) economist Andry Satrio Nugroho told The Jakarta Post on Monday that the slumping domestic car sales could hit the country’s GDP and trigger ripple effects on other industries in the supply chain.“The auto industry is a part of Indonesia’s strategic industry as it makes up around 1.8 percent of the country’s GDP,” he said, adding that the commercial sector of the automotive industry also chipped in significantly to the economy.“Closely linked sectors, such as car assembly plants and dealerships, will be affected despite the fact that the industry is still relying heavily on imported intermediate goods,” he said.Automotive industry expert Bebin Djuana said he expected demand for domestic cars to remain low throughout the year as the pandemic hit the economy.“The sales recovery will be gradual, rather than a V-shaped spike, because the purchasing power of average Indonesians is greatly affected by the pandemic,” he told the Post in a separate interview on Monday.Moody’s Investors Service wrote in a research note on May 13 that it expected the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak to spark steep declines of at least 30 percent in auto unit sales in Indonesia with sales to rebound by 15 to 20 percent in 2021 off a lower base.Yohannes said the weakening purchasing power would affect demand in the future as people now were focusing on fulfilling their basic needs.The association had asked the government for additional stimulus, including a vehicle tax rate cut of 30 to 50 percent, relaxations to the import and export permit extension process and penalty fee waivers for factories that underused their electricity and gas quotas.“The automotive industry is currently suffering and we hope the government pays special attention to us after the COVID-19 pandemic ends,” Johannes said.Topics : read more