Enter Your Email Address 3 reasons why there really might be a 2nd stock market crash Is there going to be a second stock market crash? By that, I mean will the FTSE 100 plunge below the 5,000 level again, like it did in March? Here are three reasons why there really could be another crash.Covid-19 crashCall it a second wave, call it a continuation of the first wave, call it what you like. Covid-19 cases are on the rise again around the world. Germany has a new lockdown, but the USA is where the biggest threat seems to be now. In the latest news, New York has imposed quarantine rules on people entering from eight states were cases are climbing again. Texas and Florida look like they’re heading for record daily cases again.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…While the pandemic looked like slowing and lockdowns were being opened up, I think investors have been becoming complacent. Well, almost everyone has. In the light of these, and other, developments, we’ve already seen the FTSE 100 falling again. But the coronavirus alone might not be enough to precipitate a renewed stock market crash.Economic forecastsWe knew the pandemic crisis was going to hit the UK economy in 2020. But did any of us expect things to be as bad as the latest forecasts suggest?The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is now predicting a 10.2% shrinkage this year, one of the worst in the world. With around a third of UK workers furloughed, we’re set to underperform the predicted world average fall of 8%. France, Italy and Spain are tipped to do even worse than us, but most of the rest of the world could be heading for less pain.An economic collapse is certainly one way to trigger a stock market crash, and if things are as bad as the IMF suggests, a second one might be just around the corner.Double dips happenDon’t things often seem bad, appear to brighten up, and then look sour again? I think it’s part of human nature. We do, so often, tend to overreact to bad news. Then we cheer up a bit when we’ve taken stock, but that is so often premature and the early optimism can turn out to be misplaced.Only when we’ve been through these initial ups and downs do we take a longer and more rational look at things. If enough investors decide the next year is going to be worse for stocks than they’d originally suspected, the stock market crash really could resume.Stock market crash responseSelling out when shares are in a slump seems to me to be the obviously wrong approach. I think it’s the exact opposite of what we should be doing. Look back at each previous stock market crash throughout history, and after every single one of them we had a strong recovery. And shares went on to resume their long-term upward march.But when will the true recovery really start? Well, we can’t know that until some time after it’s happened and we’ve missed out on some very cheap shares. So I say lose any thoughts of trying to time things. 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Amen EJ! Well said and so very true. I pray that im leaving behind good memories for my family to remember. November 11, 2018 at 1:16 am 4 COMMENTS Reply November 11, 2018 at 8:57 am Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Ah Yes Our LOVED ones Who have Passed Live On in our memories May we also Provide Pleasant Memories to Those We leave Behind ! Reply Reply My brother Steve passed prematurely. He carried the nickname Apple Blossom because it was claimed that his diapers didn’t smell like the typical diedee usually smells. He is missed. Yes, we all miss Steve. May we always remember and smile with the memory. May he rest in peace. I love you Steve. You sure were cute when you were a baby, it’s too bad you got over it. Chaz Reply Don Lindsey You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Don Lindsey is a follower of Christ, son, husband, father, and a survivor. Originally from Dayton Ohio, and resident of Apopka for six years, Don sees his life as a dedication to his wife, parents, children, and community. charles towne Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. InspirationBy Don LindseyNovember 14th will mark the ten-year anniversary of my brother Jimmy’s passing. I’m quite sure that we all have lost loved ones who we still miss deeply no matter how long they’ve been gone and for me Jimmy is at the top of that list along with my grandmothers.Being fourteen years older than me, Monkey (a nickname was given to him by our mother because he would climb everything as a child) was my third oldest sibling and drew a lot of the babysitting duties while my parents were at work. Now that I think about it, most of my early memories are with either Jimmy or my “youngest” brother (12 years older) Mike. Both of them always kept me busy going places or doing something together, and for Jimmy, it was spending time at the great Miami River not that far from where we lived.Most of the time we met friends of our family that my brothers and sister had gone to school with and people I grew up around. They would build a fire, fish some and I’d walk down the bank a bit and skip rocks across the water. The part of town that we were in was a busy section, yet somehow in that little-wooded area, it felt as if we were inside of a vast jungle in some other part of the world. I can still smell the smoke of the fire and hear my brother’s laughter as he and his friends exchanged jokes and stories.Other memories from that period include him taking me to parks to play basketball, and to the movies where we saw such classics as the first Star Trek movie. He was always looking for us to do things, and now that I look back, I appreciate the time he spent with me more than I can explain.I also appreciate some of the things that he had to go through in his life. Born with a hole in his heart, he had to go through open heart surgery as a very young child, and this caused some developmental issues. He also got hit by a car around the age of five, crossing the road to go to the same river he took me to all those years later which broke almost every bone in his body leaving him in traction for many months. He would recover from these severe injuries and conditions and as a result, lived life to the fullest.We still spent a lot of time around each other even when we got older. Most of the times were either involved with working the same jobs or catching up over some beer and a night out. Working with him was some of the most fun I can remember having as an adult. He could make you laugh no matter how bad your day was. Once I left our job and moved, we didn’t spend as much time with each other, and a couple of years later, he went into a nursing home due to issues related to liver disease. He stayed there for the last two years of his life, and I’m grateful to say that I got to see him every chance I got. Even during some of the worst situations that he faced, he still worried about my mother and other members of the family and he still had that uncanny superpower to make me laugh when all I wanted to do was cry.Jimmy was 48 when he passed away. That’s way too early in my opinion, but when I think back to how he lived his life, I’m inspired because he always tried to get the most out of what he had. I realize that he left me a big lesson in that regard because life is a gift and not getting everything out of it is a waste of that gift. I understand now that I learned a lot from that man and while I miss him dearly, the memories we shared and the love I have for him, still keep him with me. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply November 11, 2018 at 3:42 pm Don Lindsey TAGSDon LindseyInspiration Previous articleApopka resident named National Association of Realtors Global AmbassadorNext articleThe twin evils of lying and gossip Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR EJ Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 November 11, 2018 at 3:44 pm Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Sorry to hear that Chuck, the pain of losing a brother never goes away I’m learning, but the good memories last a lifetime. God bless Chuck.
WhatsApp Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Local NewsBusiness Twitter Pinterest Pinterest TAGS Previous articleMaking strides in GVHD patient care: The power behind a winning ideaNext articleChampionship pedigree: Chiefs rarely falter in tense moments Digital AIM Web Support Nearly 9 out of 10 members (ranging from 85 to 94%) reported making gains in the five common characteristics of a successful recovery process (connection, hope, identity, meaningful life and empowerment).Of members who were new to recovery, 70% reported they were more motivated to stay sober.Of members who were new to recovery that experienced relapse, nearly three-quarters (74%) had returned to sobriety and reported that The Phoenix helped them get back on track. DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– As substance use disorder claims the lives of more than 150,000 Americans annually, new research demonstrates that being part of a healing community that leverages meaningful activities and a sober active lifestyle play a significant role in recovery. The Phoenix, a nonprofit organization that fosters a supportive, sober active community for individuals recovering from substance use disorder, has released a white paper that showcases the critical importance of affiliation with a healing community and friendships derived from engagement in meaningful activities such as fitness, mindfulness and music as pathway to sustained abstinence. The white paper, titled “ Theoretical Framework and Impact of The Phoenix Sober Active Community Model,” showcases positive impacts associated with participation in The Phoenix community. The white paper is authored by The Phoenix’s lead researchers, Jacki Hillios, PhD and Brett Wyker, MS, and presents findings from analysis of internal data sourced from member evaluation surveys completed between May 2018 – October 2019. “Multiple studies have concluded that positive social connection, purpose and active forms of coping are directly correlated with sustained recovery for individuals with substance use disorder,” said Jacki Hillios, PhD, Deputy Executive Director for The Phoenix. “The Phoenix leverages the social benefits of group activities to introduce individuals to a supportive recovery community. With this approach, we create an environment where our members can explore a sober lifestyle and experience self-directed growth.” The research detailed in the white paper finds that supportive and healing social network engagement is critical to relapse prevention and sustained recovery. The Phoenix theory of change focuses on two key strategies: 1) Providing access to active and meaningful group activities and 2) Building a restorative social network of peers in an emotionally safe environment. Key findings from The Phoenix’s data in the white paper include:After three months of active engagement with The Phoenix community87% of members remained sober. Within this group of members:81% of those new to recovery report maintaining their sobriety.94% of members who identified as being in long-term recovery report maintaining their sobriety. WhatsApp Leveraging this unique sober active community model, The Phoenix is poised to help millions of people heal from substance use disorder and thrive in recovery. The Phoenix offers in-person and virtual programming, including CrossFit ®, group fitness, yoga, meditation, music and other social events free for anyone with a minimum 48 hours of continuous sobriety from alcohol and nonprescription medications. A full schedule of programming is available at thephoenix.org/find-a-class. “We are proud of the impact being made by The Phoenix, but we know that there is much more work ahead to support the more than 23 million Americans in recovery,” said Scott Strode, Founder and Executive Director of The Phoenix. “As we set our sights on impacting one million lives over the next five years, The Phoenix is committed to building a sober active community that is inclusive and empowers members to leverage social connectivity and physical activity to continue on their recovery journey.” Since 2006, The Phoenix’s free sober active community has inspired more than 42,000 people across America to believe they have the strength to rise from the ashes of addiction through the support of those who are walking that very same path. Through its brick and mortar locations in major municipalities across the U.S., such as Boston, Mass., Denver, Colo., and Costa Mesa, Calif., along with an extensive online offering through live-stream and virtual programming, the nonprofit organization aims to redefine the addiction recovery process through its innovative model that is designed to facilitate human connection in a supportive environment and eradicate the stigma of addiction. Physical and other group-focused activity is the mechanism through which The Phoenix introduces individuals to the safe and supportive ‘sober active community’ at the heart of the program’s success. For a free download of the white paper, please visit www.thephoenix.org/whitepaper. About The Phoenix The Phoenix is a nonprofit organization that fosters a free sober active community for individuals recovering from substance use disorder and those who choose to live a sober life. Since launching programs in Colorado in 2006, more than 42,000 people have walked through their doors nationally. By leveraging the intrinsic power of physical activity and social connection, participants build confidence and find the support they need to live productive and fulfilling lives in recovery. The Phoenix events are free to anyone with at least 48 hours of continuous sobriety from alcohol and nonprescription drugs. Instructors are either in recovery themselves or supporters with a strong tie to the mission and desire to make a difference. The Phoenix helps individuals rise from the ashes of addiction and pursue lives full of hope. For programming, follow The Phoenix on Facebook or visit www.thephoenix.org for more information. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005888/en/ CONTACT: Media Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications:[email protected] 617-861-3657 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA COLORADO INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HOSPITALS FITNESS & NUTRITION HEALTH MENTAL HEALTH SOURCE: The Phoenix Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 03:11 PM/DISC: 02/03/2021 03:11 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210203005888/en Twitter Facebook The Phoenix Releases New White Paper on the Critical Importance of Positive Social Connections, Community and Active Lifestyle
Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Previous articleCarndonagh Courthouse survey to be prioritisedNext articleToland and Barrett set for Euro action against Montenegro News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th 11 home repossession orders in Donegal between January and June Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – September 3, 2019 Twitter 11 home repossession orders were granted in Donegal between January and June this year, nine of them relating to family homes.Nationally, 314 home repossessions were granted in Irish courts in the first half of the year, 246 of them relating to family homes.According to details released under the Freedom of Information Act, banks were given permission to repossess 290 homes in circuit and district courts in the first six months this year.48 orders were granted in Dublin, which was closely followed by Meath, where banks got the go-ahead to repossess 40 homes.There were 30 granted in Cork, 20 in Kildare and 15 in Offaly.The only counties were banks didn’t get permission to repossess homes were Kilkenny and Sligo.A further 24 orders were granted in the High Court. Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme
Comments are closed. Health “weather forecasts” designed to give early warnings ofincreases in illness are being tested at five sites around England. The comprehensive forecasts are being drawn up by Oxfordshire GP Dr WilliamBird, along with the Meteorological Office, Oxford University and the PublicHealth Laboratory Service. It is being tested at hospitals in Leeds, Wolverhampton, Reading, Plymouthand north London. Weather forecasts already include information on ultraviolet sunlightradiation, pollen counts and warnings of freezing temperatures. But the newforecasts are designed to give an accurate prediction of likely extra strain onthe system from weather that can lead to increases in illnesses, such asrespiratory or flu. Myocardial infarction and strokes, can be clearly linked to very cold snaps,and snow often results in an increase in broken bones, not after the actualsnowfall, but during the freeze several days later. A Met Office spokesman said, “We hope to predict demand on NHS bodies,particularly doctor’s surgeries. When temperatures reach a certain point, youcan predict quite accurately the demand you get from certain ailments.” Previous Article Next Article Weather warnings for NHSOn 1 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Outsourcing may help hotels giant cut costsOn 27 Jul 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Theglobal InterContinental Hotels Group hopes to reduce HR costs by 30 per cent aspart of a drive to cut operating costs by $100m (£54m).ChrisPaull, vice-president global hire to retire, central shared servicesdepartment, said the company had examined outsourcing opportunities, andquickly managed to implement a change process, including an outsourcingpackage, which goes live this month.“Therewas an attitude change in organisation,” he said. “Our hotels need to be worldclass. The whole of HR does not need to be at a world-class level – it needs tobe ‘good enough’.Startingin early 2003, InterContinental built a business case in two months, receivingoutline approval from the board in March that year.Paullsaid the process was aided by a restructured HR team that breaks HR into threefunctions – a global team focused on top talent management, a regional HR teamfor support, and a central shared services team focused on back-end processing.“Therewere five people in the project team so we could move very quickly, which was abig advantage,” he said. “Eighteen months ago, we would have had to involvemany people in decisions. Now it is very simple.“OtherHR practitioners often get frustrated. They see the opportunity for processimprovement, but the number of stakeholders [involved in the process] makesthis difficult,” he said.InterContinentalselected ADP to manage its payroll in the US and the UK and also time andattendance in the US, supporting a total of 30,000 employees.Paullsaid the change ‘sold itself’ to the senior management team due to the savings.ByQuentin Reade
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Per a Monday announcement, Weber State men’s basketball confirmed it has decided, along with the university’s women’s basketball program, to commence the 2020-21 season without spectators at the Dee Events Center.This announcement comes on the heels of rising covid-19 case numbers in Utah and more specifically the Weber-Morgan Health Department. This also coincides with Weber State’s commitment to the well-being of student-athletes, coaches, staff and the community.Athletic director Tim Crompton stated the university anticipates the time when fans can be welcomed back into the Dee Events Center safely.A determination concerning spectators at Weber State basketball games will be made at a future date to allow for possible flexibility concerning conditions surrounding covid-19. Written by Tags: Weber State Men’s Basketball November 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Announcement On Spectators At Home Basketball Games Brad James
A BIG MOVE – Marcella Cabanilla and Antonio Magliulo, children of Buon’Italia’s founder, Domenico “Mimmo” Magliulo, help celebrate the company’s expansion to Jersey City. Chelsea Market’s Buon’Italia expands operations to Jersey CityBuon’Italia, which has a 3,000-square-foot shop in New York City’s Chelsea Market, has cut the ribbon on a 27,500-square-foot warehouse on Port Jersey Blvd. in Jersey City.In 2015, Buon’Italia’s founder, Domenico “Mimmo” Magliulo, and his family embarked on a plan to expand the company’s wholesale distribution capabilities, When Magliulo made the strategic decision to locate Buon’Italia’s wholesale operations in Jersey City, he turned to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s (EDA’s) Premier Lender Program for support. A Fulton Bank loan with a nearly 26 percent EDA participation helped the company acquire its new facility. Fulton Bank is one of EDA’s approximately two dozen Premier Lender partners.“Jersey City offers many logistical advantages, including access to major ports, highways, and Hudson River crossings, while still remaining close to the heart of our existing customer base,” said Magliulo. “The support provided by Fulton Bank and the EDA has truly helped to facilitate our expansion.”EDA Chief Executive Officer Melissa Orsen visited Buon’Italia to raise awareness of the Premier Lender Program and the range of other low-cost financing solutions offered by the EDA to support the growth of small businesses in New Jersey. She was joined by Angelica Lyons, commercial lender, Fulton Bank.“We welcome Buon’Italia to the state and encourage all companies looking to expand or invest in their operations to look to the EDA first so they can be informed of all financing options available to support their growth in New Jersey,” said Orsen. “Our highly skilled labor pool, perfect location, and world-class infrastructure have attracted scores of distribution and warehouse centers to the state. Together with a booming food and agriculture industry, New Jersey is an ideal home for Buon’Italia as it continues to grow.” Executive order restricting funds to sanctuary cities blocked by federal judgeA federal judge in San Francisco permanently blocked the enforcement of President Donald Trump’s executive order on Monday, Nov. 20 that called for restricting federal grant money from so-called “sanctuary cities.”U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick ruled the order unconstitutional for violating separation of powers and due process of law because the president does not have the authority to deprive local jurisdictions of funds allocated by Congress.A “sanctuary city” is not legally defined, but is generally considered to be a local jurisdiction that does not comply with requests from federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents in detaining undocumented persons unless they are involved in a serious crime. Over 200 localities refused to cooperate in 2015, according to congressional testimony from the Director of ICE.Jersey City and Union City adopted sanctuary city ordinances in 2017, while other Hudson County leaders have voiced opposition to the president’s rhetoric and actions.Mayor Steven Fulop said in January, “Jersey City was founded as a city of immigrants and we are unwilling to be part of orders that break families apart or harm immigrants who are in this country.”When Union City passed on ordinance declaring sanctuary city status in February, Mayor Brian Stack said “I don’t believe that the president of the United States could make local police enforce immigration laws that are supposed to be federally enforced. Second, I don’t believe the court system will allow it. I think that common sense will prevail, and they won’t allow it.”The litigation over the executive order will continue in federal appellate court, and possibly the Supreme Court, if either case makes it that far.Should the PATH run to Newark Airport? Let the Port Authority knowThe Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will hold two public hearings regarding a possible PATH extension near Newark Airport.The first hearing will take place Nov. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Weequahic Park Sports Authority Community Center in Newark. The center is located at 92 Carmichael Dr.The second hearing will happen Nov. 30, also from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Hilton Newark Penn Station’s Garden State Ballroom. The hotel is located at 1048 Raymond Blvd.If everything goes as planned, the new station will be located on off-airport property east of Frelinghuysen Avenue (at Noble Street), per the Port Authority website. It would also be near the Newark Liberty International Airport New Jersey Transit station and PANYNJ monorail station in Newark.“The purpose of the proposed project is to improve transit access to employment centers in Newark, Jersey City, and New York City for New Jersey commuters and increase transit options to EWR for air travelers and airport employees,” the expansion website says.For more information, contact the project team at 917-933-7440, or email [email protected] holding colorectal awareness event Dec. 4CarePoint Health-Christ Hospital is holding a free Colorectal Cancer Awareness Event on Monday, Dec. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.The event will include a panel discussion, question-and-answer period and free dinner. A free take-home stool kit for screening will also be distributed.To register, email [email protected] or call (201) 795-8034. Registrants may also email [email protected] or call (201) 341-1310.The program will be held in Staff Rooms A & B at the hospital, 176 Palisade Ave.Central Avenue’s reusable tote bags are back for 2017The Central Avenue S.I.D. Management Corporation announced that thirty-six of its local businesses have again sponsored the distribution of 2,000 reusable tote bags which are now being spread to customers throughout the holidays. Central Avenue businesses have distributed 6,000 reusable tote bags during the last three holiday seasons combined.“Local Jersey City businesses are doing their part to reduce the dependence on plastic bags,” said Sanford Fishman, CASID President and pharmacist at Bond Drugs. “We want our city to be more sustainable and help reduce the amount of litter that is often seen floating around the city. This is also serves as a reminder that shopping local is the gift that keeps on giving,”Many participating businesses will hand out the tote bags on Small Business Saturday which falls on Nov. 25. This year’s stylish Central Avenue/ The Heights tote bags come in two colors: green and yellow. Sponsors are listed by business name, address, and telephone number on the bags. A list of sponsors is available on CASID’s website, JCHeights.com. Anyone who would like a reusable bag should request one during his or her next Central Avenue visit. The bags will be given away while supplies last.Shoppers and visitors will also be treated to our annual holiday decorations which include over 130 lighting pieces and forty festive banners spread throughout the district. The City of Jersey City has announced free two-hour parking in municipal lots between Black Friday (Nov. 24) and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1). Shoppers will save half the sales tax on retail purchases at registered UEZ businesses. Additionally, the CASID as joined the citywide effort to encourage “Shop Jersey City, Buy Local.” Many local businesses are proudly displaying a “Shop Jersey City” decal on their front doors in support.Jackson Hill Main Street in Jersey City featured in annual ‘Main Streets Across America’National Life Group has announced its annual list of Main Streets Across America, a celebration of streets in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia that embrace a strong sense of community and a commitment to creating an environment where people want to live, work and play. New Jersey is represented this year by Jackson Hill Main Street, a Special Improvement District (SID) in Jersey City.“Jackson Hill Main Street is a great example of a vibrant place at the heart of its community,” said Richard Reyes of Federal Employee Benefit Counselors, an affiliate of National Life Group. “I am thrilled that it’s featured this year and that we get to share Jersey City’s community pride and unique stories with a broader audience.”A trip through the Main Streets Across America interactive map reveals many interesting features and facts about these streets and their communities, both current and historical.The Main Streets Across America website notes, “Today’s Jackson Hill District reflects the multicultural energy that has helped make Jersey City attractive to a growing number of young professionals. The local community of the district has deep roots and is home to a very culturally rich and diverse population. You can literally taste that richness along King and Monticello Avenues, whose restaurants feature Jamaican, Greek, Caribbean, Latin and American soul food.”The streets featured in Main Streets Across America were selected based on four primary categories of community attributes that reflect strong ‘main street’ values: a strong local business presence, community gathering spots and scenic vistas, celebrations of history and traditions and reflections of civic pride and diverse social and cultural events and activitiesThe Jackson Hill Main Street Special Improvement District (JHMSSID), parallels Manhattan running south to north along Martin Luther King Drive, reaching east and west as it crosses Communipaw and continues north along Monticello Avenue.“As a company, a corporate citizen and a community partner, we at National Life Group believe that main street values still exist and that a handshake, a friendly smile and a personal greeting still mean something in business and in life,” said Mehran Assadi, Chairman, CEO and President, National Life Group. “We strive to live by those main street values every day.”To view the map of this year’s Main Streets Across America, show support for your favorite street by sharing via social media or to suggest a street for next year’s list, go to: https://blog.nationallife.com/main-streets/.Hudson County Community College hosts holiday marketplace Dec. 17Hudson County Community College (HCCC) invites the entire community to take part in a holiday afternoon at the 2017 Holiday Marketplace on Sunday, Dec. 17, from noon to 4 p.m. This second annual event is being hosted by the College’s Department of Community Education, and will be held in the HCCC Culinary Conference Center at 161 Newkirk St., just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center in Jersey City. There is no charge for admission.Once again this year, the college is transforming the HCCC Culinary Conference Center into a winter wonderland especially for the Holiday Marketplace. Local vendors will be present with a wide variety of gifts for children, women, and men that will be available for purchase.A number of activities are planned to keep children entertained while parents and caregivers shop. There will be: holiday-themed story book readings by members of the Speranza Theater Company; a magic and puppet show; holiday crafts; face paintings; balloon animals; and opportunities for “selfies” with Santa Claus.Hudson County CASA seeking volunteersLearn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. The next information session will be held at Little City Books at 100 Bloomfield St, Hoboken, NJ on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m.Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Hudson County CASA volunteers are everyday people who make a direct impact in foster children’s lives. They are trusted, dedicated adults who seek to improve children’s well-being. CASA volunteers get to know their assigned child and his or her circumstances and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on the volunteers’ recommendations to make the best decisions about the children’s futures.For further information, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.NJCU Announces December 2017 Arts EventsNew Jersey City University (NJCU) Center for the Arts is the creative umbrella for the university’s performing, visual, film, and literary arts activities. The Center, at 2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, has announced its arts and culture events for December.Highlights for December include a Holiday Concert for Peace by the NJCU Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers (Dec. 3) and the NJCU Jazz Ensemble in A Portrait of Duke Ellington (Dec. 4). Barbara London, a curator and writer who started the video collection at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), talks about her work (Dec. 5). In the galleries, Eileen Ferara curates On a Different Page, a group exhibition that creatively employs books in all their forms (on view thru Dec. 14).For the full Fall 2017 Calendar of Events for NJCU performing, visual, and literary arts visit www.njcu.edu/arts. For additional information call (201) 200-3426. NJCU’s spring performing arts programs will be announced in January 2018. All of NJCU’s performances and events in December are free, and reservations may be made in advance online.For more information, group sales and reservations, please contact the box office directly: [email protected] ×A BIG MOVE – Marcella Cabanilla and Antonio Magliulo, children of Buon’Italia’s founder, Domenico “Mimmo” Magliulo, help celebrate the company’s expansion to Jersey City.