Harriet Green told a conference last week that Thomas Cook’s transformation is “absolutely not done”

first_img Share What’s going on with Harriet Green’s departure? The Thomas Cook chief executive announced today she is stepping down with immediate effect because, she said, “my work here is done”.Her transformation of Thomas Cook’s fortunes has certainly been extraordinary – shares were languishing around 15p when she joined in 2012. Today, they were trading at 110p, despite a 20 per cent fall after her announcement. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsMedical MattersThis Picture Shows Who Prince Harry’s Father Really IsMedical Matters whatsapp Tags: Company Thomas Cook Group Harriet Green told a conference last week that Thomas Cook’s transformation is “absolutely not done” You can’t do a transformation on this sort of scale in a year or two years. I usually say it’s about six years.We go to the City next week with our second year results and to show if and how the company has become fitter and better and we’re absolutely not done. whatsapp But what’s confusing is that as recently as Friday, Green was adamant that the company’s turnaround was “absolutely not done”.At Management Today magazine’s Inspiring Women conference, Green told an audience: Wednesday 26 November 2014 3:00 pm The plot thickens. You can watch Green’s full appearance here: Emma Haslett More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Barcelona star Andres Iniesta lists family vineyard on Airbnb

first_img Tags: Airbnb Sharing economy Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef Pick Barcelona star Andres Iniesta lists family vineyard on Airbnb whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Joe Hall Friday 28 November 2014 5:28 am Fancy sipping on a glass of red in the beautiful Spanish countryside with the scorer of the winning goal in a World Cup final?Barcelona star Andrés Iniesta is giving you the chance to do just that, by placing a one-off listing for a night at his family vineyard, “Bodega Iniesta”, on Airbnb.   All you have to do is explain in a hundred words or less why you would like to stay at the “cosy cottage” based in one of Spain’s renowned wine regions, Castilla-La Mancha. Iniesta, his family and the director of the vineyard are looking for entrants who can surprise with a passion for football, nature and wine. The winner and a friend will be given a guided tour from Iniesta of his cellar; “a very important place for me” says the Barcelona star, who promises to tell you the secrets not of his precision passing, but of his wine production. Winners will also get to explore the village of Fuentealbilla, the midfielder’s home town. On the listing, Iniesta explains: For my family, the Bodega is a dream come true. I want to share this charming space with travellers who are looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Although people know me for my passion for football, we hope to share our other concerns. Such as our love for nature and the exquisite fruit of the vineyards. Winners must send in their entries by December 11, and will be invited to stay in the rural retreat on December 22.  However, if you’re from North Korea, Iran, Cuba or Indonesia, don’t bother applying. According to the listing, this competition is not open to you.last_img read more

News / Cargo boost for Heathrow as ABC’s twice-weekly freighter takes off for Moscow

first_imgPhoto © BAA Airports Boosting freight throughput has been one of the cornerstones of Heathrow’s strategy to gain a third runway. While there are increasing cargo volumes via airports such as Manchester and Birmingham – the latter currently favoured by several major UK shippers – Heathrow remains the key hub but has been stymied by lack of capacity – or perception thereof. And with sterling expected to remain low following the Brexit decision, the UK is gearing up to increase its now-cheap exports, with Asia a key destination.ABC parent Volga-Dnepr Group has been working hard to protect itself from cyclicality and economic changes, and has steadily expanded its network both in Asia and North America, with CLA taking on routes to Africa.In addition, it has identified four key verticals to specialise in: oil and gas; humanitarian and government; energy and heavy machinery; and aerospace. The latter represents a major UK export business. The UK is the world’s second biggest defence exporter behind the US, and the sector saw 34% export growth between 2009 and 2013. The UK has a 17% market share of the aerospace business worldwide.“Introducing a Heathrow service right now is an important step of a for us, while increasing the number of delivery solutions worldwide,” explained Robert Van de Weg, head of commercial for the group.“In the past 12 years, we have come a long way from being a start-up carrier,” he told The Loadstar. “After setting up economies of scale, we focused on providing a professional service and being on time and properly organised.”“We are ready to take the next step and have ambitious targets. We are a continually evolving company – we need to keep improving and pushing further to be commercially innovative and become a preferred carrier for customers. We will be relentlessly pursuing that in 2017.“It‘s a cyclical business, but we are starting to get more of a grip on that and want to be seen as a specialist to protect ourselves from it.”In other UK news, IAG Cargo has announced two new 777-200 routes from London Gatwick to Fort Lauderdale and Oakland. Starting in March, Fort Lauderdale will operate four times a week, with the Oakland flight thrice-weekly. Combination carriers are increasingly reporting better freight volumes from secondary cities. By Alex Lennane 02/11/2016center_img Heathrow has scored a welcome freight goal with the news that AirBridgeCargo is to launch a twice-weekly 747F service connecting the UK hub with its network, via Moscow.Flights will operate on Thursdays and Saturdays and are expected to bring access to ABC’s Asian network.The news is a boost to Heathrow (LHR), which recently began courting freighter operators. It is thought that another airline is also considering putting a maindeck operation into LHR.ABC already sells capacity in the UK via Stansted’s Cargologicair (CLA) and has a key base in Amsterdam. LHR will be ABC’s 14th European destination – in the first nine months of this year, ABC saw volumes ex-Europe grow 22%.last_img read more

Lee Health admits 24 new COVID-19 patients, discharges 26

first_imgAdvertisementThey are currently at 98% bed capacity, with 11.8% being COVID patients. Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Advertisement Japan to ease COVID restrictions as country prepares for 2020 Olympics June 17, 2021 Lee Health saw a 6% drop in ICU bed availability LEE COUNTY, Fla– Lee Health reported having 169 COVID-19 patients isolated in their hospitals, as of January 25.They admitted 24 new COVID patients and discharged 26. A total of 4,694 COVID patients have been discharged from their care since the beginning of the pandemic. On January 25, Lee Health reported an 21.4% positivity rate on the COVID-19 tests processed in their labs. Seventy-seven percent of their ventilators and 8% of their ICU rooms are currently available for use. Lee Health has 13 COVID-19 patients on ventilators and 32 in the intensive care unit. Health Matters: A Partnership in Medical Care June 13, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Covid daily totalsCovid-19Lee Health AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Health Matters: Scoliosis Treatment for Children June 13, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS Health Matters: Helping Children with Chest Wall Malformation June 13, 2021last_img read more

Fund manager had returns but lacked registration, OSC alleges

first_img An investment fund manager is being accused of violating securities rules by operating without registration for 10 years.The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has scheduled a hearing for Nov. 27 to hear allegations against Daniel Sheehan, who is accused of acting as an investment fund manager between 2009 and 2019, trading and advising, without being registered. BFI investors plead for firm’s sale Judge gavel, scales of justice and law books in court flynt/123RF The allegations have not been proven.According to the OSC’s statement of allegations, Sheehan functioned as an unregistered fund manager by operating an investment vehicle — Sheehan Associates Limited Partnership (SALP) — that sold units to investors. The vehicle gave individuals the opportunity to participate in returns generated from his discretionary securities trading.“Sheehan operated SALP as an investment fund, giving its investors exposure to Sheehan’s securities investment ideas and trading activity,” the regulator said in its allegations.“During this time, SALP carried on no business other than pooling investor assets to be invested in a portfolio of publicly-traded securities, which Sheehan managed exclusively, and for which he was compensated,” the OSC said.The allegations don’t suggest that investors suffered any losses from the alleged unregistered trading.In fact, they report that in April 2019, the LP returned the investors’ capital plus their share of its investment returns (net of performance fees), the regulator said.According to the allegations, under the structure of the vehicle, Sheehan was paid a performance fee amounting to 25% of returns above the 6% mark — if he did not generate a minimum 6% compounded annual return over a rolling five-year period, he had to return fees to ensure that investors received at least a 6% return.However, the regulator said, “SALP always earned in excess of a minimum 6% compounded annual return over any given five-year period and therefore, Sheehan was never required to repay any of his performance-based profits to SALP’s limited partners.”The allegations indicate that the SALP raised over $40 million from approximately 50 investors in Ontario, and that it collected approximately $21 million in performance fees. PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Enforcement,  RegistrationCompanies Ontario Securities Commission Related news James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Energy Minister to Visit Brazil to Examine Bio-Diesel Industry

first_imgEnergy Minister to Visit Brazil to Examine Bio-Diesel Industry UncategorizedNovember 5, 2008 RelatedEnergy Minister to Visit Brazil to Examine Bio-Diesel Industry FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Energy, Clive Mullings, has said that in just over a week, he would be travelling to Brazil, to examine and garner a better understanding of that country’s bio-diesel industry.“In terms of where we go from here, we are looking at bio-fuels generally. I’m going to Brazil to look at bio-diesel, to see if we can get input, in terms of how we can improve our situation,” he told JIS News in an interview, at the E10 Xtreme Motor Sports and Family Fun Day, held at the National Stadium ring road track, on November 2.The Minister said that in terms of electricity, “we are looking at a hydro power project that I presented to the Japan Bank for International Co-operation three weeks ago, so there is a lot of work to be done.”Mr. Mullings said that thousands of Jamaicans were treated to a day of excitement with fast race cars doing donuts; stunt bikers doing wheelies and an assortment of other tricks, and a motor cross biker, whose stunts gave new meaning to the term, high flyer.The Minister told JIS News, that he had a really good time and was happy that the Government could share the occasion with the Jamaican people.“We are happy that the rest of Jamaica is sharing this with us; the fact that we were able to roll out ethanol. We could have sat back and said, ‘we did it’, but we said no, we are going to share this and have a free day of top class entertainment for our people,” he added.On Saturday, November 1, the Ministry of Energy and the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), successfully introduced the new E10 fuel to the Jamaican marketplace.By producing E10, which is a blend of 10 per cent ethanol and 90 per cent 87 gasolene, Jamaica joins a number of developed countries, such as the United States of America, Canada, Sweden and Brazil, that use ethanol blended fuel. E10 is expected to provide Jamaica with a number of economic and environmental benefits. Advertisementscenter_img RelatedEnergy Minister to Visit Brazil to Examine Bio-Diesel Industry RelatedEnergy Minister to Visit Brazil to Examine Bio-Diesel Industrylast_img read more

Blind to have Access to National Library Books Online

first_imgRelatedBlind to have Access to National Library Books Online Blind to have Access to National Library Books Online CultureMay 20, 2010 RelatedBlind to have Access to National Library Books Online RelatedBlind to have Access to National Library Books Onlinecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The National Library of Jamaica (NLJ) is converting books and other printed materials in its possession to digital audio format to benefit visually impaired persons.Funding for this project is being provided by the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund in collaboration with the Radio Education Unit at the University of the West Indies (UWI).Speaking at a JIS Think Tank held yesterday (May 19) at the agency’s head office in Kingston, Executive Director of the NLJ, Winsome Hudson, said the initiative, which is in the implementation phase, will allow the visually impaired to have access to materials that were once only accessible to those with sight.“The National Library is leading in this to ensure that we narrow the gap by converting print resources to a format that the blind can access,” she said.Work is underway at the UWI, where selected textbooks are being converted to benefit visually impaired students. A portal has been created on the NLA’s website, which will provide access to the Library’s materials.Mrs. Hudson informed that because of copyright issues, “these books can only be available to persons, who have been validated as truly blind and so we are working with the Jamaica Society for the Blind and using their membership, so those are the persons, who will have access to the digital talking books.”The Executive Director explained that before copying the books, the NLJ had to get permission from the publishers, so as not to breach the copyright regulations. She said that Ian Randle Publishers, the Institute of Jamaica and LMH Publishing have consented for the copying of selected publications and titles for conversion.“Of course, where books are out of copyright, it is not an issue and so we will be including things by Claude McKay, because his works are now in the public domain and also Roger Mais, because both authors have been dead now, 50 years,” she informed. Advertisementslast_img read more

Parliament Remembers Dudley Thompson

first_imgRelatedParliament Remembers Dudley Thompson RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History RelatedParliament Remembers Dudley Thompson FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The late Ambassador, the Hon. Dudley Thompson, will be accorded an official funeral by the Government of Jamaica. This was disclosed by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, on Tuesday (January 24), during a parliamentary tribute to Ambassador Thompson in the House of Representatives. She said details of the funeral will be announced at a later date. Ambassador Thompson died on Friday (Jan. 20) one day after his 95th birthday. In her tribute, Mrs. Simpson Miller noted that the late Ambassador had a distinguished diplomatic career and served as Jamaica’s envoy to West Africa, specifically to Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Namibia. “He was regarded as a world citizen; a Pan Africanist to the core and a freedom fighter.  Mr. Thompson was a well-respected diplomat and a consummate statesman, who had the distinction of being considered a friend… (by) African leaders,” Mrs. Simpson Miller said. She stated that as a dedicated politician and public servant, he was awarded the Order of Jamaica for distinguished service in the field of International Affairs. She said he was a “serious liberationist”, who contributed significantly to the independence struggles in Belize and the Bahamas and was an integral part of the team which crafted and implemented the laws, which led to the social transformation of Jamaica during the 1970s.   “In spite of all his accomplishments, he was a decent human being, who placed himself firmly on the side of the marginalised and oppressed and dedicated his life to the development of his people,” Mrs. Simpson Miller stated. Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Andrew Holness, in his contribution, said Ambassador Thompson had made significant contribution to national development. “I want to pay tribute to him firstly as a nationalist par excellence. He was prominent among those who searched passionately for the Jamaican identity and for whom Jamaica was the centre of his being. He served his country with passion and distinction. It is often stated that we do not choose our roles in life but we have a duty to play them well. Ambassador Thompson played many roles and he played them all very well,” he added. Born in Panama on January 19, 1917 to Daniel and Ruby Thompson, Ambassador Thompson was a life member of the People’s National Party (PNP), and was elected Chairman of the PNP in 1979. He was a PNP Senator in the years 1962-1978, and was leader of Government Business in the House of Representatives in 1978.  He served as Member of Parliament for St. Andrew Western from 1978 to 1983; Minister of National Security in 1978; Minister of Mining and Natural Resources from 1977 to 1978 and Minister of State, with the responsibility for Foreign Affairs from 1972-1975. Mr. Thompson was Jamaica’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Namibia. He was Jamaica’s chief representative in the conference on the Law of the Sea and played a leading role in securing Jamaica as the permanent headquarters for the International Seabed Authority. He also introduced the Office of the Ombudsman to Jamaica. At the time of his death, Mr. Thompson was the President of the World Africa Diaspora Union. Advertisements Parliament Remembers Dudley Thompson InformationJanuary 26, 2012 By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Mural

first_imgHomeLifeEntertainmentArtsMural Dec. 23, 2020 at 6:00 amArtsNewsMuralMatthew Hall6 months agoartMuralArt Artist Corie Mattie is working round the clock to finish a new mural at 7th and Colorado. The work is a partnership between Beautify Earth and The People Concern. Mattie previously painted a mural titled “From the Plague Came the Renaissance” in Downtown Santa Monica.Tags :artMuralshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentIT’S GOOD NEWS WEEK!Crime WatchYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more

Publishing saw upheaval in 2020, but ‘books are resilient’

first_imgHomeNewsPublishing saw upheaval in 2020, but ‘books are resilient’ Dec. 26, 2020 at 5:00 amNewsPublishing saw upheaval in 2020, but ‘books are resilient’Guest Author6 months agobooks Book publishing in 2020 was a story of how much an industry can change and how much it can, or wants to, remain the same.“A lot of what has happened this year — if it were a novel, I would say that it had a little too much plot,” said Simon & Schuster CEO Jonathan Karp.Three narratives ran through the book world for much of the year: an industry pressed to acknowledge that the status quo was unacceptable, an industry offering comfort and enlightenment during traumatic times, and an industry ever more consolidated around the power of Penguin Random House and Amazon.com.To its benefit and to its dismay, publishing was drawn into the events of the moment. The pandemic halted and threatened to wipe out a decade of growth for independent bookstores, forced the postponement of countless new releases and led to countless others being forgotten. The annual national convention, BookExpo, was called off and may be gone permanently after show organizers Reed Exhibitions announced they were “retiring” it.The industry had long regarded itself as a facilitator of open expression and high ideals, but in 2020 debates over diversity and #MeToo highlighted blind spots about race and gender and challenged the reputations of everyone from poetry publishers to Oprah Winfrey, from book critics to the late editor of Ernest Hemingway. Employees themselves helped take the lead: They staged protests in support of Black Lives Matters and walked off the job at Hachette Book Group after the publisher announced it had acquired Woody Allen’s memoir, which Hachette soon dropped. (Skyhorse Publishing eventually released it.)Through it all, books managed to sell, keeping a steady pace at a time when film and theater, among other industries, faced dire questions about their future.“My main takeaways from 2020 are that books are resilient and that the industry has indicated a willingness to change (about diversity) and to make opening gestures towards sufficient, industry-wide change,” said Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation, who next year will take over at two prestigious Penguin Random House imprints, Pantheon and Schocken Books.An alarm bell rang early in the new year. Jeanine Cummins’ novel about Mexican immigrants, “American Dirt,” had been widely cited as a top seller and critical favorite for 2020 and was likened by “The Cartel” author Don Winslow to John Steinbeck’s Depression-era classic “The Grapes of Wrath.” In January, Oprah Winfrey announced she had chosen it for her book club and Cummins began a nationwide tour.But to the surprise of the publisher, Macmillan, and Winfrey, Latino authors and critics alleged that Cummins had reinforced stereotypes about Mexico and Mexican immigrants. Along with Cummins, Winfrey invited a panel of detractors who faulted an industry that is an estimated 75 percent white, and the talk show host herself for choosing few works by Latino writers.In the following months, leaders at the National Book Critics Circle, the Poetry Foundation and International Thriller Writers resigned or were forced out amid allegations they had failed to address issues of diversity and racial justice. The Center for Fiction removed the late Maxwell Perkins’ name from its award for editorial excellence, noting that besides working with Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald he published books by eugenicists supporting white supremacy.Lucas and others questioned if the underlying structure of publishing would change. Saraciea J. Fennell, who leads the advocacy group of book professionals Latinx in Publishing, worries that the wave of new hirings and imprints is simply cyclical and asked, “How long are they going to last? Is all this going to be around in 10-15 years?”Macmillan CEO Don Weisberg, who cited a wide range of diversity programs at the publishing house that began before “American Dirt,” said he “understands the skepticism.”“It’s not going to happen overnight,” Weisberg said. “You’ve got to build an entire infrastructure that makes it part of the norm.”The CEO of Penguin Random House U.S., Madeline McIntosh, noted how well book publishing could meet the public’s needs during the pandemic and other events of 2020. The early days in March led to a surge of sales for children’s activity books as schools shut down and parents looked for ways their kids could fill time and continue to learn. Summer bestseller lists were filled with filled with books on race, from “How To Be an Anti-Racist” to Robin DiAngelo’s “White Fragility,” as many responded to the killing of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests.But relief over the bottom line ran parallel with concerns over who benefited most. Some of the country’s leading independent stores, including City Lights in San Francisco and Anderson’s in suburban Illinois, relied on customer support to stay in business. Len Vlahos, co-owner of the Tattered Cover in Denver, called the financial impact of the pandemic “devastating” and sold the store in December to a group of local investors. Vlahos, who will remain in an unofficial capacity through June, added that even with the lift from Barack Obama’s “A Promised Land,” holiday sales would likely be a “pale shadow” of the previous year.“We hold out strong hope for a vaccine in the first quarter of 2021, so life can once again return to normal,” he said.Tags :booksshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentRIP The Incredible Simon StokesYear in Review Part 1: JanuaryYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agolast_img read more