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STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News First Candidate Qualifies for Open District 5 Seat Michael Warner has turned in required paperwork By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Thursday, January 7, 2021 | 3:03 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News 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 CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe 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 Business News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff 22 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Michael Warner became the first applicant to qualify for the City Council’s District 5 seat left vacant with the election of its former occupant, Victor Gordo, to the mayor’s position.According to the City Clerk’s website, Warner turned in the requisite signatures and paperwork on Tuesday.So far he is unopposed.Warner, an appointment of Gordo’s to the city’s code enforcement commission, is listed as a former La Cañada Flintridge Public Works employee.Genevieve Clavreul, Charlotte Lai, Jessica Rivas, Gloria G. Medel, Martha Shenkenberg and Rosanna Del Rio have all pulled nominating papers but have not yet returned them to the City Clerk’s Office.Gordo resigned from the seat after he defeated Mayor Terry Tornek in the Nov. 3 election.“I think the City Council is moving in the right direction,” Warner said. “I thought numerous times in the past about running for the position, but I never wanted to run against Victor Gordo because I always supported him. And I am his code commissioner. My son is his disability access commissioner. So I’ve known Mayor Gordo for as long as he’s been in office. So when he announced that he was going to run for mayor I made up my mind that if he was successful I was going to apply for his seat.”Warner worked for the city of Los Angeles for over 30 years and retired from the La Cañada Public Works Department.According to the city’s notice of intent, candidates must live in District 5, hand-deliver 25 signatures from registered voters living in the district to City Clerk Mark Jomsky by 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14, and pay a $25 filing fee.Postmarked, email or faxed submissions will not be accepted.Appointments are required to personally obtain materials. And, due to COVID-19 protocols, all individuals coming to City Hall must wear facial coverings and observe social distancing.To be considered for the position, those applicants invited to participate must also attend a special meeting of the City Council in February for the purposes of a public interview by the full council.“The date and time of the meeting has yet to be determined and further information will be provided after all applications are received,” states the noticePresentations by applicants at the special meeting will be limited to six minutes, followed by a question and answer period conducted by the council on each applicant’s qualifications.The council will then vote to fill the position. The appointee will not be restricted from running for office in 2022.The new District 5 councilmember will be sworn in immediately after the council votes.
The bridge was closed on Aug. 10 to allow for the bridge to be replaced. An official date for the bridge’s reopening was never set. Owego officials made the reopening announcement Friday. (WBNG) — The Dutchtown Road Bridge in the town of Owego is now reopened to traffic.
Related Articles ‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon EFL urges government to rethink gambling sponsorship ban July 3, 2020 Submit Share Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share PokerStars has refreshed its marketing profile under the new ownership of FTSE100 Flutter Entertainment Plc by launching its new global advertising campaign – ‘I’M IN’. Promoting PokerStars full product range of online poker, casino and sportsbook, I’M IN, is the first advertising campaign launched by the operator under the creative guidance of new marketing agency Anomaly.Last summer, the Stars Group announced that it had awarded PokerStars €/$ global multi-million advertising account to New York-based Anomaly following its post Sky Bet merger review of group marketing agency structures. A specialist in developing high concept and high engagement campaigns for mass market brands, Anomaly marketing clients include YouTube, Unilever and IKEA. Taking on the PokerStars account, the agency has been tasked with refreshing the operators brand appeal for global audiences.The I’M IN campaign series sees PokerStars move away from its legacy marketing strategy of utilising global sports stars, poker pros and entertainers as ambassadors promoting its brand. PokerStars confirmed that it will release a further I’M IN campaign series, promoting safer gambling.The restructuring of Stars Group marketing saw PokerStars appoint Martin Nieri as Global Director of Creative Communications last year Nieri commented on CampaignLive on the launch of I’M IN: “Our new brand positioning was inspired by the community PokerStars serves, an incredible collection of individuals who seek out fun in the everyday. “This campaign holds a mirror up to that while calling out to like-minded individuals to join us on a journey that will both excite and entertain.”
Following weeks of speculation about his future and reports of various bids being made, QPR have received their first offer for Charlie Austin.Rangers, who want £15m for the striker, have rejected a £12m bid from Leicester.There is already speculation that the Foxes will return with another offer in an attempt to sign him.One man definitely not leaving Rangers is Clint Hill, whose new one-year contract has been confirmed.Hill previously considered retiring but is keen to play onMeanwhile, Bundesliga commentator and writer Kevin Hatchard spoke to West London Sport today about Sebastian Polter and what QPR fans can expect from the new signing.We also spoke to Dutch football writer Michiel Jongsma, who believes Brentford are getting a Premier League-quality defender in new signing Andreas Bjelland.Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan from Monaco.Falcao’s move to Chelsea was confirmed by the club todayFiorentina say they could take legal action after claiming Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah has rejected a second loan spell with them.Chelsea Ladies are in talks to sign England World Cup striker Fran Kirby from Reading FC Women.Kirby featured for England at the recent Women’s World CupIn cricket, Middlesex endured a second T20 humiliation in the space of 24 hours as they were well beaten at The Oval by Surrey.And Fulham Reach Boat Club have been celebrating the success of their new community rowing centre despite a first-round loss at Henley Royal Regatta.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
“He’s still a young guy and he’s going to get past all this at some point. He’s being tested for some reason,” A’s … MESA, Ariz. — The A’s were hoping this was the spring they could finally get a good look at promising pitching prospect James Kaprielian, but they will have to wait a little longer.The right-hander had a setback just before the start of spring training, and an MRI revealed a strained lat muscle. Kaprielian will be shut down for the next two weeks and be re-evaluated Feb. 27.
American and British paleontologists described in Nature1 the discovery of nearly complete brachiopods with calcified soft parts intact. They exhibited intricate details never before seen in fossils of these organisms, sometimes called lamp shells. Brachiopods, a type of marine animal that attached itself to the sea floor with a pedicle or stalk, were very abundant in the Cambrian, but are rare now. By carving off the concretion encasing the fossil a layer at a time, and photographing each layer, Sutton et al. were able to produce a computerized 3-D model of the entire organism. The two specimens differ from extant brachiopods in some respects. The fossils were found buried in a Herefordshire (UK) volcanic ash bed estimated to be 425 million years old. See also the reports in EurekAlert #1 and #2. The latter is entitled, “Still shellfish after 425 million years: Clam-like creature preserved perfectly in ancient fossil.”1Sutton et al., “Silurian brachiopods with soft-tissue preservation,” Nature 436, 1013-1015 (18 August 2005) | doi: 10.1038/nature03846.Except for the shells, brachiopods are extremely delicate. That is why, even though they were abundant in the past, no complete fossil with the soft parts intact has been found until now. That these ones could be preserved so completely, with such fine detail, is remarkable enough, but to be told that these fossils lay undisturbed for 425 million years stretches credibility. Even according to the evolutionists’ own fictional timeline, major changes to the earth were supposed to have taken place since the Cambrian: continents broke apart, supervolcanos erupted, meteors struck and caused mass extinctions, the climate warmed and cooled, mountains rose and fell, and seas and glaciers advanced and retreated. The continents could have eroded to sea level multiple times in the interval we are being asked to believe these brachiopod fossils just sat their waiting for a paleontologist to find them. How come there has been so little evolution to this group in such a long time? Why does no one in the secular literature ever ponder such questions? Why are the dates of the rocks never put into doubt? How could anyone possibly know that such specimens could remain intact for that long? Why do reporters just regurgitate everything they are told? Since no one in those groups ever asks such questions, you can exercise a little free thought. Play a little visualization game in your head. Start by imagining all of recorded history: all the wars, kingdoms, migrations, and natural disasters man has witnessed. Then imagine a prehistory of evolutionary and geological change stretching back a hundred thousand times as long, without any human observers. During all this time, the earth veritably remade its surface multiple times. Now think about the crudely preserved bodies buried at Pompeii in the 1st century AD for comparison. Is it reasonable to you, dear reader, to believe that these fossil brachiopods were really buried 425 million years ago? If not, why do you think they are telling us this story?(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Mathiba MolefeResources like books and other learning materials are few in South Africa’s underprivileged communities. Enter the READ Educational Trust, working to improve education across South Africa by catering to this exact need. (Image: READ Educational Trust, via Facebook)What started as a small group of volunteers in Soweto in the late 1970s has now grown into one of South Africa’s most recognised educationally focused NGOs, the READ Educational Trust.Just five years after its creation the READ Foundation had spread to all provinces in the country apart from what was then known as the Northern Transvaal.Now, more than three decades later, the NGO continues to put education and literacy at the front of its agenda, providing much-needed reading materials and learning aides to underprivileged children around the country.Highlighting the importance of literacy, READ’s fundraising manager, Lizelle Langford, said: “The ability to read and write is essential to ensure success at school or later, career advancement and tertiary study.”Over the years the trust has partnered with a number of different bodies that share their view, these include the Rally to Read initiative which aims to deliver books to some of the country’s most remote locations.The organisation’s activities have relied heavily on the generosity of corporations and individuals from around the world and they need your help to continue opening doors for the children of the country.HELPING TEACHERS HELP LEARNERSAt first the organisation visited schools and delivered books hoping it would kickstart the learning process, but they soon realised that having books wouldn’t necessarily get learners to read.“From thereon it evolved to not only giving out books, but giving training, making sure that there’s an understanding and assisting teachers in the classroom on how to teach people to read so that they can become lifelong learners,” Langford said during an interview on SABC 2.After realising what schoolchildren really needed, READ identified educator development as a key area that needs to be addressed in order to improve education around the country.The organisation works alongside various government departments to implement teacher training where it’s needed most. By improving the educator’s ability to teach, they in turn improve the learner’s chances of success.“READ is not bringing a different project into the schools,” explained Langford, “we’re helping the teachers actually deliver the curriculum.“So it’s a systemic change that we are trying to bring about and for that we need a partnership, not only with the departments but with the teachers, with the community, with everybody. Otherwise you’re not going to get sustainability.”During the training period, trainers from READ join teachers in the classrooms to identify areas that can be improved.Once these have been identified the trainers then take the teachers through multiple exercises to help improve their teaching methods. “It’s a very intensive process and it’ll probably be longer than three years before you see the product, but it’s a partnership right from the start,” said Langford.GET INVOLVEDIf literacy and education are causes close to your heart you can have a look at the READ Educational Trust’s get involved page for details on how to do so.The organisation’s activities have relied heavily on the generosity of corporations and individuals from around the world and they need your help to continue opening doors for the children of the country.Play a part and help fulfil dreams.PLAY YOUR PARTPlay Your Part urges you to share your story. If you or anyone you know has gone out of their way to brighten up the day for someone else, we want to know.If you have a story to tell, be it your own or that of an organisation or initiative dear to you, submit your story or video to our website and tell us how South Africa is playing a part to build a better life for all.
By Barbara O’NeillWhat factors make service members and their family attractive targets for lenders?Service members are prone to greater financial challenges because of their unique behaviors. Lenders know that service members are required to maintain financial stability, including a good credit score, to maintain their security clearance. Lenders see this as a sign that service members will work hard to pay off any debts they incur or to at least seek counseling and assistance when they are having problems. Also, service members are not able to “disappear” if they fall behind on their payments. Lenders know that, even in the case of a PCS move, they will be able to find the service member and collect on old debts.Another fact lenders are aware of is how much each service member earns. Pay scales are available online and can be used by lenders to determine the amount of debt military families are able to support. Finally, service members tend to start borrowing money at a younger age than civilians. This can lead to big financial decisions being made by inexperienced consumers trusting banks and other lending organizations that do not have their best interest in mind.For additional information, refer to consumerfinance.gov/Service Members/.Browse more military personal finance blog posts and webinars by experts.Follow Dr. O’Neill on Twitter!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on June 17, 2013.
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:five cays, investigate, jeff walkin, Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Jun 2015 – The fact that the Police have been called in to investigate the Police has concerned some members of the public but the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force described that this is standard operating procedure. Magnetic Media learned that it was 18 year old Jeff Walkin of Five Cays who was killed by police gunfire on Saturday morning; Walkin was described as masked and armed and hostile toward a team of plain clothes officers on Granny Hill in Five Cays. Now, a team of their counterparts from the Cayman Islands is in country this week to ensure the shooting of this alleged suspect and civilian was warranted. “It is in the interests of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force and everyone involved in an incident where firearms have been discharged by police officers that subsequent procedures should be open, transparent and the integrity of all actions is maintained.” This is from the TCI Police Force late yesterday, where it is also explained that the investigation of this matter is beneficial to the public trust, with assurance that the probe will be both sensitive and thorough. One man is said to be at large; he too was described as masked and with Walkin on the early morning in question. When Magnetic Media visited the crime scene yesterday; police tape was still hanging from a tree where residents say the suspect had fallen after being struck by bullet… there was no obvious evidence of that being the case though. Walkin died less than an hour after being shot, around 2am according to Police – reportedly at hospital. Public assistance is again solicited in this ongoing investigation. Fire in Five Cays will leave many homeless Police read for kindergarten children as part of school program PDA takes rally to Five Cays