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first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment 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week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Community News Top of the News Image courtesy South Pasadena Police Dept.On Tuesday, South Pasadena police officers were investigating an allegation of child abuse and conducting interviews at the children’s residence in the 1100 block of Huntington Drive. While meeting with the father and three small children inside the residence, officers discovered a fully loaded semi-automatic assault-type rifle in a child’s bedroom.The father, Paul Anthony Cruz, 34, was found to be a convicted felon, which made Cruz a prohibited possessor of any firearms. The weapons were not registered to Cruz, South Pasadena police said.A social worker with the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) was on-scene with officers and took immediate custody of three toddler-aged children and eventually an 11-year-old boy who was not home at the time of incident.After a search warrant was obtained, officers discovered an additional eight firearms, some of which were illegal in California, multiple high capacity magazines and large quantities of ammunition. All of the items seized were unsecured and easily accessible to the small children living inside the home.Cruz was charged with Felony Child Endangerment and Felon in Possession of a Weapon and Criminal Storage of a Firearm. The child abuse allegation is now being investigated by DCFS.center_img latest #1 In South Pasadena, Child Abuse Investigation Uncovers Large Cache of Illegal Firearms Published on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | 2:39 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 5 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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 First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business Newslast_img read more

first_imgThe study aimed to test the utility of instruments deployed on marine mammals for measuring physical oceanographic variation and, using this method, to examine temperature variation in the coastal waters around South Georgia. There was a significant correlation between temperature measurements made using a towed undulating oceanographic recorder (UOR) and concurrent measurements from time-depth recorders (TDRs) fitted to lactating Antarctic fur seals foraging from the coast of South Georgia. Congruence was found at horizontal spatial scales from 0.01°×0.01° to 0.5°×0.5° (degrees of latitude and longitude), and at a vertical scale of 10 m. However, there was no significant correlation between temperature measured by TDRs in the top 5 m and sea surface temperature (SST) measured by satellite remote sensing. TDR data provided information about temperature variation vertically through the water column, and through time. The UOR data were used to recalibrate the TDR data in order to correct for the slow response time of the TDR thermistor relative to the speed of seal movements through the water column. Seasonal temperature variation was apparent, and temperatures also varied between regions, and with bathymetry. These results were consistent with the current interpretation of the coastal oceanography around South Georgia. In particular, the relationship between on- and off-shelf waters showed larger amounts of warmer surface water in a region in which more run-off was to be expected. The study also showed that Antarctic fur seals concentrate their activity in regions of colder, and presumably oceanic, water. Such instrumented animals could provide near real time data for assimilation into ocean models.last_img read more

first_imgFor an organization to be successful, you must have a good team in place. And for a team to function at its highest potential, it needs a leader that knows how to motivate and shine the spotlight on others.Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership From the Core, writes that this kind of culture only exists in a workplace where a leader intentionally creates an environment that drives engagement and innovation. He lists six things that leaders can give their employees to make this kind of work culture a reality. The list includes:They give employees their ear. Schwantes encourages the practice of “stay interviews,” which can give a leader fresh insight on how they can improve the work environment.They give their employees empathy. “A leader displaying empathy will foster strong personal relationships and promote productive collaboration,” he writes. continue reading » 44SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_img“After the second goal they scored two in a few minutes and it is hard to recover from that. In every press conference for the last few months you have said that the Premier League is done and I always said ‘no, it is still to be done’.“We will defend our position game by game.”Oxlade-Chamberlain said Liverpool knew they could beat the runaway Premier League leaders if they were at their best.“We know they like to play from the back and are good at it and we thrive when teams do that,” he said.“The second half when we went on a bit of a rampage for five or 10 minutes. The manager keeps telling me to shoot so I had a go and it went in.”Share on: WhatsApp Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted the Premier League title race is not over after his side slipped to a dramatic 4-3 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s early strike was cancelled out by Leroy Sane’s goal shortly before half-time but three goals in nine scintillating minutes from Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah stunned City.Guardiola’s team threatened an astonishing comeback with late goals for Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan but Liverpool held on for a famous win.“Congratulations to Liverpool for the victory,” said Guardiola. “The game was in our hands at 1-1 but our finishing was not good and then it went suddenly to 4-1.“You have to be stable when you concede a goal and we were not solid enough. You have to live this kind of situation in the season.“The reality is we lose the game, we have a week to recover and prepare for the Newcastle game. All credit to the opponent, we know how difficult it is against a Jurgen Klopp team, so aggressive, at Anfield too. We did a good performance apart from a few minutes.last_img read more

first_imgA man has appeared in court after being caught in possession of 10 stolen mobile phones.Gardai stopped Sabin Rostas at a routine checkpoint at Oldtown in Letterkenny, Co Donegal on February 24th last and discovered the phones. A Garda investigation showed the phones had been stolen at a number of local bars earlier.Rostas was arrested and when the charges were put to the accused man, he replied: “I did not take the phones.”The 28-year-old from The Green in Convoy, who denies the charges, appeared at Falcarragh District Court.Rostas’ solicitor Mr Patsy Gallagher applied for bail but Gardai objected.Garda Niall Murphy said he had fears that the accused man would leave the country.Mr Gallagher said his client could surrender his passport and identity card to the court but Garda Murphy said this would not prevent the accused travelling to the United Kingdom.Judge Paul Kelly said he was refusing bail because Rostas had a history of failing to take bench warrants.The case was adjourned to next Monday by videolink.Gardai said there may also be further charges against Rostas brought before the court.Man caught in possession of ten stolen mobile phones was last modified: May 17th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegalGardaipossessionSabin Rostasstolen phoneslast_img read more

first_imgThe first 482 houses in the initial phase at Cornubia have been finished and handed over to residents. (Image: GCIS)• Karen PetersenHuman Settlements ExecutiveTongaat [email protected] PhilipThe day that Vusi Shabangu was handed the keys to his new home was the best day of his life. Early in March he moved into a two-bedroom house in the Cornubia housing development outside Durban, a place where a single room was larger than the shack he had called home.In 1995, excited by a new democracy and the promise of opportunity, Shabangu moved from rural KwaZulu-Natal to Durban in search of a better life. For almost two decades he worked as an itinerant labourer, moving from one backyard room to a shack in one of the informal settlements that ring eThekwini.It does not matter to Shabangu that he is resident in a landmark development; all that matters to me are the keys in his hands. Along with the keys, he gets to enjoy the parks and recreation, and communal hall as well. He will grow to appreciate the fact that Cornubia – which will be renamed on April 1 by President Jacob Zuma when he hands over keys to the next bunch of residents – is designed as a community with schools, clinics, recreational and shopping facilities. Work opportunities are also easily reached by the new mass transit routes that are part and parcel of the infrastructure improvements included in the design.Cornubia is being created by the eThekwini Municipality and agriculture giant Tongaat Hulett. Once completed – expected to be in 20 years – the mixed-use development of housing, commercial and industrial sites will change the skyline between King Shaka International Airport and Umhlanga.Karen Petersen, the human settlement executive at Tongaat Hulett, explains that Cornubia will provide over 24 000 residential units, catering for all races, across income bands. More than just a housing development, the vision is to provide residents with access to employment and retail opportunities as well. “By offering a safe and secure environment, traffic accessibility, and access to other urban amenities and services, Cornubia’s mixed-use development will provide a place for all residents to live, work and play.”Communal spacesBut its importance extends beyond the amenities. She says that Cornubia puts an end to the stereotype that social housing is simply about putting a roof over someone’s head. The communal spaces are designed to encourage social interaction and create a sense of ownership and commitment to community. “There is a real social implication of poorly designed housing. If you don’t create places where people are proud to live, then you’re just reinforcing the idea that neither the building nor the tenant is worth the effort.”A key principle behind Cornubia is the integration of different income levels and a mix of freehold and rental housing. In line with international design concepts, provision has also been made for social infrastructure. “The planning was driven around the need for accessibility, so all facilities – schools, health and other social infrastructure – will be within a five-minute walk.” Human Settlements new focus includes ensuring the delivery of affordable housing in sustainable and habitable settlements. (Image: GCIS)Social and environmental sustainability are important considerations for Tongaat Hulett, and the buildings going up in the commercial and industrial sections are designed to be environmentally sensitive, and totally green where possible. “There are, however, financial limitations which restrict major green interventions in the subsidised housing components of the project. However, Tongaat Hulett where appropriate is encouraging the adoption of these principles. Unfortunately, for now, this will in all likelihood only take place in the higher intensity commercial/mixed-use areas like Cornubia Town Centre,” Petersen says.By the time the R24-billion site is completed in 2030, the 1 200ha property will consist of 24 000 housing units, of which 15 000 will be low cost homes; there will be 2 million square metres of commercial space and an 80ha industrial development. The construction phase will create up to 15 000 new jobs, while the completed development will create space for about 48 000 permanent retail and industrial jobs. Residents will contribute about R300-million in rates to the eThekwini coffers and a further R2.1-billion in VAT receipts for the national fiscus.Cornubia is important for the potential benefits it will create in housing, employment and economic opportunity. It represents a shift in thinking in the housing programmes of local and national housing departments and is proving to a benchmark for future development in South Africa.Human settlementsHuman Settlements Minister Connie September explains: “We have shifted from housing to human settlements. We now have an integrated approach that includes better spatial planning. Today we want to build communities planned around water and sanitation, with schools and recreation facilities in close proximity, and economic opportunities close by. We want to plant trees.”To promote the creation of vibrant communities that have access to adequate social and economic facilities, the government agreed that the former Department of Housing should have its mandate widened to facilitate sustainable human settlements. In addition to housing, the new mandate includes integrated provision of services, social facilities and economic opportunities.September says that her department is committed to addressing the legacy of spatial poverty by developing human settlements in well-located land with sufficient social and economic opportunities. “This will be a key priority of the department in the future. In simple, we are striving to create new settlements that are conducive for human habitation and growth.”Taking a leaf from the National Treasury’s successful public-private partnership unit, the department has also been more receptive to working with the private sector when building new housing.Petersen says Tongaat Hulett refers to Cornubia as “a joint initiative or collaboration between public and private sector partners”. It is built on land acquired from Hulett at below market rates with the understanding that it will be used for low income housing.Housing backlogWhen negotiations began for a new political dispensation in South Africa, there was a backlog of 1.3 million homes. Each year, the demand has grown by a further 200 000 with just 50 000 new homes being built to meet the demand.From 1994 onwards, through the Reconstruction and Development Programme, the new administration began building homes at a rapid pace. To date, 2.68 million homes have been built, providing accommodation to 12.5 million South Africans for the first time.Critics of the RDP build have slated the poor build quality of these houses. Their biggest complaint though, has been aesthetic; RDP homes resemble the building programmes of the apartheid government – bleak, massive settlements far away from work opportunities, decent public transport and retailers.Containing the growing backlog while meeting existing demand meant “good design” and “communities” were concepts that were not considered. However, in the last few years there has been a growing recognition that it’s not just houses that need to be built, but communities and places where people want to live.Cornubia is one of four projects nationally that signal this shift in the way the Department of Human Settlements views development. It was one of the first when construction began in March 2012, in line with the department’s Breaking New Ground policy. Nationally there are two other projects that are close to receiving the first group of new residents.In the Waterberg District, the Lephalale Project’s 29 709 houses are being built adjacent to a retail and commercial precinct. It has been fast-tracked to deal with a housing backlog aggravated by the influx of workers to the Medupi Power Station, which is 21 kilometres away.The Khutsong Project in Merafong has been fast-tracked to move 25 000 households living on geographically unstable dolomitic land. Khutsong is a community being designed and built from the ground up and will include subsidised housing, retail and industrial sites as well as social and educational amenities, September explains. “These new projects are beginning to reshape the spatial legacy of apartheid into the non-racial integrated settlements that we dreamed of.”last_img read more

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first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul ONE Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonJAKARTA — ONE Lightweight Champion Eduard Folayang has no doubt that Team Lakay stablemate Geje Eustaquio is more than ready for his moment in the spotlight.Eustaquio headlines ONE: Total Victory at Jakarta Convention Center here as he faces Kairat Akhmetov on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT SPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSeeing first hand how Eustaquio prepared for this bout in the Team Lakay gym in Benguet, Folayang believes that his teammate has made every right move to get himself back in contention in the flyweight division.“He sacrificed a lot. Though he failed before, I think he picked up lessons from those experiences,” the top lightweight in the promotion said, referring to Eustaquio’s submission loss to reigning ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes back in 2014. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side But times have changed and Folayang thinks that Eustaquio is once again ready to seize glory.“We believe he can make it and he’s ready to contend. He’s got a huge opportunity to challenge the champion, and I think he made the necessary adjustments to become the number one title contender again,” said Folayang.“We want him to headline one of the fights in the Philippines in the future. So for him to do that, he has to win here and give his best. This will make a huge impact in his career.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters “I believe Geje has prepared hard for this. He already said that he’s 101-percent ready and he’s confident that he will win, so for us, we believe in him,” he said.Folayang flew to this bustling capital city on Friday to be in Eustaquio’s corner when he takes on Kazakh contender.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ PBA: Bolts near twice-to-beat, push Aces to brink of elimination Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

first_imgIn August, INDIA TODAY unveiled a path-breaking series, the Making Sense of India Challenge, to build public opinion by involving the vast numbers of its readers. The eight-article series addressed pressing issues ranging from India and Pakistan’s brutal relationship to solutions to Ayodhya and speedier justice. Readers were provided five,In August, INDIA TODAY unveiled a path-breaking series, the Making Sense of India Challenge, to build public opinion by involving the vast numbers of its readers. The eight-article series addressed pressing issues ranging from India and Pakistan’s brutal relationship to solutions to Ayodhya and speedier justice. Readers were provided five options developed in consultation with experts and requested to rank these options in order of priority.The third challenge, “Why Can’t A Billion People Win Olympic Gold?”, attracted 1,23,346 responses between September 2 and September 23, 2002, tracked by Delhi-based NFO-MBL India Ltd. Though not a scientific opinion poll, the informed response from a universe several times larger than the most comprehensive of polls provides an insight into middle-class thoughts on what the stumbling blocks in Indian sports are.WEAKEST LINK: Most respondents believe Indian sports needs to get rid of politicians first APIf the voice of the people were to be translated into action, then Challenge-3 will sound the bell signalling the end of government and bureaucratic interference in Indian sports.The consensus from this challenge is striking in its unanimity, across region, age, language; close to half the respondents believe if Indian sports has to move ahead, then the first step to be taken is to get rid of ministers and their mandarins and professionalise sports management.The majority believes that the fault lies not with athletes for falling short but with the government, bureaucracy and its administration of sports. National sports federations have become the means to carve out pockets of power, influence and favour-trading.advertisementOPTIONS FOR THE READERS  READERS’ CHOICEFund only those Olympic sports where Indians can finish in the top 10 in international competition.  2.22%Scrap the SAI, hand over the running of the National Institute of Sport to the army and make it their job to train elite athletes.  7.15%Ban politicians and civil servants from holding office in sports bodies-hand over their running to management professionals and former athletes. 48.20% Withdraw from the Olympics until athletes can reach the first eight levels in any Olympic discipline.  7.75%Take sport to the masses, build public playgrounds and set up cheap, accessible sports centres.  34.67%The perception that office is sought not to promote sports but topromote oneself has led people to ask for a ban on government andbureaucracy from sports in favour of corporate management.Of all the options suggested, 48.2 per cent said the banning of politicians and bureaucrats from holding posts in sports bodies and handing over their management to a combination of professionals and former athletes was the first course of action. While the severe step of banning politicians and bureaucrats from holding sporting office was backed in numbers – 59,455 out of a total of 1,23,346 picking it as their No. 1 option – more severe steps which would directly impact on athletes did not receive such mass support.Only a small percentage of respondents believed that a radical re-prioritising of funding was an immediate need. Only 2,744-or 2.22 per cent-of the respondents considered funding only those sports in which India featured in the world or Olympic top 10 as a bold first step. AGE FACTOR: LIKE-MINDED  AGE% OF RESPONSES 1ST OPTION <20 3.60 320-25  17.00 326-35  31.32 336-45  22.22 346-55  12.69 3 55> 9.83 3Not specified3.33  3There was a preference for a slower, more gradual approach to raising sporting standards across the country.While administrators came in for the harshest censure, there was also a very strong need felt to take sports to the masses. Of the total respondents 34.67 per cent said that the construction of public playgrounds and sports centres across cities and villages with a network of talent-spotters should be top priority.The two options that provoked the most variation in responses pertained to the handing of elite athletes to the army, and following the Chinese model of sporting participation and withdrawing from competition until of a particular global standard. Public perception that Indian sports is badly run and needs change is overwhelming but the idea of cutting back either funding or competition is not as enthusiastically received. REGIONS: STRIKING UNANIMITY  REGION% OF RESPONSES 1ST OPTION Northern India 35.78 3Western India  27.47  3Southern India  11.89  3Eastern India  19.73  3Not Specified  5.13   3COMMON GOAL: Readers across ages and regions agree that a ban on politicians and bureaucrats running sports is the best way forward Despite the faith in the armed forces, only a very small percentage, 7.15, believed that military-supervised training was the bold gesture Indian sports needed to take. Only a fractionally larger percentage, 7.75, listed the withdrawal from competition as a first priority.In fact if we were to consider the first two most popular remedies – banning politicians from holding sporting office and a drive towards sports for the masses – the responses add up to a massive 82.87 per cent of all respondents. It could be suggested perhaps that a combination of both would serve Indian sports best.But what Challenge-3 makes unequivocal is the public’s understanding of where the biggest hurdle lies for Indian sports and what its biggest handicap is – not talent, not money, not facilities, but administration and intent of the officials who feed off the system.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThiruvananthapuram, Apr 29 (PTI) Kerala government has assured the Centre that it would complete infrastructure works at the Jawaharlal Stadium in Kochi, one of the six venues of the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup, by May 15. State sports minister A C Moideeen said all related works would be completed on time and the state is expected to host the FIFA U-17 World Cup in a grand manner. “We expect that the work of the main venue and training grounds will be over by May 15.Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan himself has given an assurance in this regard,” he said. The assurance comes in the wake of Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel expressing disappointment over the delay in completion of works at the main stadium and training grounds for the event. Goel, who is in the state for a two-day visit to review the preparations for the event and also other centre-sponsored infrastructure facilities, said he would visit other venues of FIFA U-17 World Cup also in the coming days. Speaking at a function, organised by the State Sports Council here, he said the Centre is giving thrust for upgrading the sports infrastructure in the country. “I was not satisfied with the preparations for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Kochi,” he said after presenting cash awards to winners from the state in various national and international events. The state government has assured that the work will be completed by May 15, he said, adding, he would visit the state once again to review the progress. Goel said besides Kochi, he would also visit other venues of the event including Kolkata, New Delhi, Navi Mumbai, Guwahati and so on. He also lauded Operation Olympia, an elite training programme to prepare the states athletes for the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games. Earlier in the day, Goel inaugurated various sports infrastructure projects at Sports Authority of Indias Lakshmibai National College for Physical Education near here. Goel had expressed dissatisfaction over the progress of the work while visiting the Jawaharlal stadium in Kochi yesterday. PTI LGK JRK BNadvertisementlast_img read more

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