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first_imgHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Water and Power outage map, pictured on Jan. 19, 2021.A power outage caused by a Mylar balloon affected nearly 1,200 homes and businesses in Northwest Pasadena on Tuesday morning.A total of 1,187 Pasadena Water and Power customers lost service at about 10 a.m., according to PWP officials.All customers had their power restored by 11:06 a.m., according to the utility.The outage was caused by a Mylar balloon coming into contact with power lines, officials said. Subscribe Top of the News Community 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. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Public Safety Mylar Balloon Triggers Power Outage in Northwest Pasadena By BRIAN DAY Published on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 12:41 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on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 Business News More Cool Stuff Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more


first_imgPink Floyd’s 1973 album The Dark Side Of The Moon is arguably the most recognizable album in rock and roll history. Spending a record-breaking 741 weeks on the US top albums Billboard charts, the release cemented Pink Floyd’s reputation as the premiere art rock band of a generation.While the album was released on March 1st, 1973, the music was remarkably written months before the album ever premiered. The band promoted DSOTM with two tours, one before the album release in 1972 and the other, after the release, in 1973. After technical difficulties halted Floyd’s first performance on January 20th, 1972, the group took the stage one night later and delivered the first-ever, full-length performance of The Dark Side Of The Moon.Remarkably, the live set matches the album closely. With a handful of differences, including a spacey jam instead of “On The Run” and some church-like organ progressions instead of “The Great Gig In The Sky,” it’s interesting to see how this music evolved from a live performance in Portsmouth, UK to one of the most well-known albums of all time, just a little over a year later.Also remarkable is that a full recording of the show exists! Not only that, but it’s on YouTube. Feast your ears on the first-ever live take on The Dark Side Of The Moon below:Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon (first-ever live performance)[Video:PinkFloydIL]last_img read more


first_imgGaining speed around providing credit is a different proposition from speedier payments. Fast credit focuses on the critical but relatively infrequent front-end event of screening applications and approving loans. Once a mortgage or car loan has been made, borrowers like payment convenience but don’t care about speed unless they are delinquent. And a credit card linked to an approved line of credit generally provides a fast-enough way to buy something on credit.The key these days to speedy lending is using mobile device technology to reduce member friction and add value, observes CUES member Kris VanBeek, CCE, CIE, president/CEO of $1.25 billion USAlliance Financial, Rye, N.Y. USAlliance Financial members can use their smart phones’ cameras to upload loan application documents; use text recognition to capture name and address information of a photo of a driver’s license; and create virtual strong boxes to securely store important documents like birth certificates and tax filings that might be needed to attach to credit applications. They can also use their phones GPS features to validate location and support authentication.For credit products, the need for speed is concentrated primarily on the front-end decision and implementation, explains Sabeh F. Samaha, president/CEO of Samaha & Associates Inc., Chino Hills, Calif. Decisions should be fully automated or mimic full automation, he says.“All the pieces needed to make a decision should be pulled together online in real time, including those drawn from third-party systems,” he notes. Then the onboarding should be automated and essentially instant, with full visibility of the status to the applicant. Once that has happened, the need for speed is less urgent, but still needs to be applied to processing delinquencies, collections and workouts, he adds. “It’s all about integration and seamless automation.” continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


first_imgAre you more George Michael or Lady Gaga? Maybe Rolling Stones or Blake Shelton? These can be fun questions to answer, but at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter who you are most similar to. It matters who your members most relate to.Your language and your imagery define your brand. The persona of your credit union needs to be relatable and specific. All too often I hear credit union leaders tell me they want to appeal to everyone they can help. While this approach sounds good in theory, it ultimately waters down your message.If you don’t know who you are talking to, you can’t connect on a deeper level. Surveys have shown that 77% of millennials would rather receive a message from their dentist than their financial institution. I don’t know about you, but I don’t exactly get excited about scheduling my regular cleaning. So why do people prefer to hear from their dentist? Because unlike the finance-related communication, the dental message is specific to them. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


first_imgVoters have a chance to vote early this yearElection Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5, but for the first time, New Yorkers will be able to vote before then. You may now cast your vote early, beginning Saturday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 3. The early voting sites are: Karen B. Johnson Library, 99 Clinton St., Schenectady; Glenville Senior Center, 32 Worden Road, Glenville; Niskayuna Town Hall, 1 Niskayuna Circle, Niskayuna; and, ViaPort Rotterdam, 93 West Campbell Road, Schenectady.Voters may go to any of these sites to vote early. All sites are handicap accessible, and there is public CDTA transportation to these locations.The times for early voting at all of the sites are Sat., Oct. 26 and Sun., Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Mon., Oct. 28 from noon to 8 p.m.; Tues., Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wed. Oct. 30 from noon to 8 p.m.; Thurs. Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fri. Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat. Nov 2 and Sun. Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Election Day, Nov. 5 voters must go to their regular assigned polling site.To see if you are registered to vote, visit www.nyearlyvoting.org or the Schenectady County Board of Elections at www.schenectadycounty.com/boe. For information about voting, contact www.Lwvschenectady.org or www.vote411.org.Ann HatkeSchenectadyThe writer is president of the League of Women Voters of Schenectady County.Holmes offers a kind alternative for mayorA prominent Saratoga Springs Democrat contacted me about my support for Tim Holmes, a Republican. The Democrat, considering voting for Holmes, asked why I don’t support the re-election of Mayor Meg Kelly, who is running as a Democrat.I wasn’t acquainted with Ms. Kelly previously to her request that the Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee endorse her candidacy for mayor in 2017. Soon after, I visited the mayor’s office to introduce myself and get acquainted with Meg and Lisa. I was met with abject disdain. I had never been treated so poorly by any government staff.Mayor Kelly routinely treats constituents with cold disdain. The constituencies I hold most dear are those whom she appears to hold with the greatest contempt. Our city deserves a mayor who recognizes that each citizen has value and deserves to be treated with respect. I have had the pleasure of working with Tim on the Open Space Advisory Committee, where his diligence, congenial demeanor, deep understanding of municipal policy and administration is an asset.Please vote for Tim Holmes on Nov. 5.  We are fortunate to have the option of electing a kind, thoughtful and capable person who will work for the good of all Saratoga Springs residents.Suzanne “Zuzia” KwasniewskiSaratoga SpringsPraying for Trump and his speedy trialPresident Trump’s newest ploy is to try and use Hunter Biden to get his supporters up in arms.It seems every time he’s cornered, he throws another Pinocchio tale to distract from the fact that he’s without doubt our worst president.His language shows just how much his intelligence is limited.His audience members bring their children to hear his filthy language as he spews his hate for the news media and clap when he curses. Is it no wonder why these children grow up with twisted minds? How anyone can stand the stench coming out of this man is unbelievable. A draft dodger he is, but he’s willing to start wars where our sons, daughters and grandchildren will die or be maimed.His loyalty to Putin and other dictators instead of America is shown by his actions.Evangelicals look to him as their messiah and have all but forgotten the Christian Bible. They evidently have a different set of commandments than those of us who follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.Trump’s language is straight from the gutter and should be condemned by those of every faith. What’s happening to him was brought on by him and he will one day be judged by a power greater than any on Earth. This goes for his supporters. And for that fact, so will I be judged. Will his supporters stay with him when he throws them under the bus? I wish Trump a speedy trial and each day I pray for him.Gary Philip Guido  Rotterdam Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionTrump not making America great for disabledWhile making a trip to the market the other day, I parked in the lot and walked to the store when a big pickup truck cut me off and pulled into the handicapped spot closest to the store.The driver jumped out, and with his bright red “Make America Great Again” hat on, walked briskly into the store.There was nothing on his truck to indicate that he had the right to park in a handicapped spot. But if Donald Trump can make fun of disabled people, then I guess it must be OK to take their parking spots as well.Yes sir, making America great again, one parking spot at a time.        David MorganSchroon Lake More from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more


first_imgWith Westbrook, the Thunder had a high-energy point guard who was unstoppable going to the rim and a terror on defense. With Durant, Oklahoma City had the player who could get any shot he wanted and presented a mismatch every time he was on the court. Harden was the sixth man for that team as he provided a solid scoring option and a better defender than people may remember (he was given the job of guarding LeBron James in the 2012 NBA Finals for long stretches).But, we can only tell you so much about how they played together. It will be much better to show you. Just take this game on March 23, 2012 when the three combined to score 110 points against the Timberwolves. Harden and Westbrook totaled 70.As good as they were as a team, though, a lot of people didn’t take them seriously. That is until they dominated the Spurs in the Western Conference finals. After losing the first two games, they came back to win the last four by an average of nearly 10 points (9.75).In that series, the big three dominated as Westbrook averaged 18.1 points, 7.3 assists and 5.8 rebounds, Harden put up 18.5, 5.5 and 3.6 while Durant added 29.5, 5.3 and 7.5. This was the team to beat for years to come.They wound up losing to the Heat in the Finals in five games, but they won the first one, and had it not been for a missed foul call in the waning moments of Game 2, the Thunder might have gone up 2-0 in that series and then, who knows?This team was the Warriors before the Warriors and Harden and Westbrook were huge parts of that. It looked like it was going to be a dynasty for years to come in the West, but that was until Harden was coming due for an extension and more money. Russell Westbrook trade rumors: Thunder send star to Rockets for package including Chris Paul Rockets fans can dream about the potential of this tandem, but it’s not an idea that is foreign. In fact, we’ve seen this combination before as Harden and Westbrook both were drafted by the Thunder and played together from 2009-12 and made an NBA Finals alongside Kevin Durant in their last season together.So what did those teams look like in Oklahoma City? They looked great, we’ll tell you that. Related News Ultimately, the Thunder didn’t pay him and he was dealt to Houston along with Daequan Cook, Cole Aldrich and Lazar Hayward in exchange for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, two first-round picks (which became Steven Adams in 2013 and Mitch McGary in 2014), and a second-round pick (which became Álex Abrines in 2013).Harden then went on to win an MVP with Houston in 2018, Westbrook won it with the Thunder in 2017 and Durant got one in 2014. Now, two of those players are back together. Durant is the only one to have a title (he won two with the Warriors), but Westbrook and Harden can see if they can get one they so highly covet. The NBA world was shocked again Thursday as ESPN reported the Rockets and Thunder completed a trade sending Chris Paul to Oklahoma City and Russell Westbrook to Houston.This is a huge deal for the Western Conference as Houston boasts a similar team to what it had last year, but got younger and more athletic in the process.last_img read more


first_img The search for the Fuller’s London Pride Steward of the Year has narrowed with the announcement of the four regional winners for 2014. They are: Midlands: David Guest of Halesowen Golf Club, Worcestershire North: David Prior of Blackley Golf Club, Lancashire South East: Samantha Hudson of Swaffham Golf Club, Norfolk South West: Kevin Brown of Sherborne Golf Club, Dorset The national winner will be announced at a celebration lunch at The Counting House, an historic Fuller’s pub in London, on Tuesday, 31 March 2015. Whoever wins the title of London Pride Steward of the Year will receive a weekend break in London, complete with accommodation for two nights in a Fuller’s Central London Hotel. They will also win advertising space in the local press to promote their golf club. The competition, now in its eighth edition, is run jointly by England Golf and Fuller’s and aims to identify the golf club steward who provides the most welcoming and enjoyable experience at the 19th hole. Club members, visitors and golf club managers put forward nominations for the 2014 title. These were whittled down to a shortlist of 12 stewards – three from each region – by representatives of England Golf and Fuller’s, with the help of 2013 Stewards of the Year, Simon and Karen Ward of Wilmslow Golf Club, Cheshire. The shortlisted stewards were all visited personally and the regional winners were selected after the candidates were judged on their level of commitment, innovation and standard of service and presentation, together with that extra special something which sets them apart. The 12 regional finalists were: South West Kevin Brown of Sherborne Golf Club, Dorset Nick Jones of Long Ashton Golf Club, Gloucestershire Gemma Tucker of Bath Golf Club, Somerset North Will Gill of Otley Golf Club, Yorkshire Maureen Hanlon of Sale Golf Club, Cheshire David Prior of Blackley Golf Club, Lancashire Midlands Sheila Cardwell of Maxstoke Park Golf Club, Warwickshire David Guest of Halesowen Golf Club, Worcestershire Sue Walker of Shrewsbury Golf Club, Shropshire South East Tony Brown of Bishops Stortford Golf Club, Hertfordshire Samantha Hudson of Swaffham Golf Club, Norfolk Rebe Tatem-Harrison of Newbury & Crookham Golf Club, Berkshire 16 Mar 2015 Search narrows for England’s Steward of the Year last_img read more


first_img1 West Ham have completed the signing of defender Angelo Ogbonna from Juventus for an undisclosed fee.The 27-year-old Italy international has penned a four-year deal with the Hammers and becomes their fourth signing of the summer.Ogbonna made his name as a talented defender with Torino before joining their city rivals Juventus in 2013, winning two Serie A titles and the Coppa Italia during his time there.West Ham announced the news on their Twitter account, writing: “BREAKING: The Hammers are delighted to confirm the transfer of Angelo Ogbonna from Juventus.”Ogbonna, who has 10 Italy caps, was an unused substitute during Juventus’ Champions League final defeat to Barcelona in May, following Pedro Obiang, Darren Randolph and Dmitri Payet in moving to Upton Park this summer and is looking forward to working under new Hammers boss Slaven Bilic.“I am delighted to have joined the club,” he told West Ham’s official website.“I wanted to play in the Premier League and am happy to be in London. My heart told me that the right decision was to play for West Ham United.“I cannot wait to start working under Mr Bilic and with my new team-mates. I feel ready for this new adventure.”Ironically, or perhaps as a message to fans as to what to expect, co-owner David Gold tweeted a picture of Ogbonna by accident as he welcomed Obiang to the club back in June.Fellow owner David Sullivan’s son Jack Tweeted that the fee was an “eight-figure” sum – meaning the club have splashed out in excess of £10million on both Ogbonna and Payet.Bilic saw his side progress into the second qualifying round of the Europa League with a 1-0 second-leg victory over FC Lusitans on Thursday evening.The squad for that fixture included a lot of inexperienced talent from the club’s academy but many first-team regulars are expected to feature in the next stage against Birkirkara of Malta.During Sam Allardyce’s time at the club, he opted for just three experienced central defenders in James Tomkins, James Collins and Winston Reid – but that trio will now have strong competition for their places.There are also two young players in Reece Burke and Reece Oxford, both of whom have played against Lusitans as the latter became the youngest player in the club’s history, who will be hoping for a chance under Bilic.Despite investing in the squad already, West Ham have still been linked with a return for Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson and the free transfer of Alex Song – both of whom were on loan at Upton Park last season.last_img read more


first_imgWhen you’re the “official pizza” of the San Francisco 49ers, you’ve got to throw a promotion to the fans.So starting with Sunday’s season opener, Mountain Mike’s Pizza will offer 49 percent off any large, one-topping pizza after any game in which the 49ers score.The promotion applies to games all season long, home and away, at the 200 restaurants in 49er fan territory operated by Mountain Mike’s, which was founded in the Bay Area more than 40 years ago.The promotion is valid on the two days f …last_img


first_imgThere’s a light at the end of the tunnel for at least a few of the thousands of families whose homes were made unhealthy or uninhabitable by defective Chinese drywall and who so far haven’t been able to collect court-ordered restitution. The New York Times reports that lawyers representing one Chinese manufacturer that has so far ignored orders to reimburse homeowners popped up in court with a new team of lawyers recently and offered to pay $2.6 million to seven Virginia families.The families were among roughly 4,000 whose homes got tainted drywall manufactured by Taishan Gypsum Co., which is controlled by the Chinese government. The company was ordered to pay the $2.6 million in 2010 by a federal judge in New Orleans, but Taishan filed a number of appeals and eventually just stopped showing up in court.The company was found in contempt of court last summer and, according to the newspaper, was barred from doing business in the U.S. A hearing was scheduled at the end of this month at which the court was expected to rule in favor of the entire class of plaintiffs, which could have resulted in payments of more than $1 billion in damages.The newspaper said that Taishan’s decision to pay the seven families represents “a clear path toward relief for the entire class of victims, though that remains far from certain.” Tainted product affected 20,000 homesTaishan was one a number of Chinese concerns manufacturing drywall contaminated with high levels of hydrogen sulfide and other sulfur compounds, according to published reports, including this one in USA Today. The noxious chemical caused a variety of health problems in homeowners exposed to it, and also corroded pipes and wiring. Houses smelled like rotten eggs. Appliances and electronic devices died.Tainted drywall was installed in more than 20,000 homes USA Today said, mostly in the South, after 2005. Domestic supplies ran short after the storm season of 2005 prompted so many repairs, so suppliers began importing Chinese-made wallboard.By 2009, some 550 million pounds of drywall had arrived from China, according to a report in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, enough for 60,000 average sized houses.By 2014, the owners of 20,244 properties sought payment under terms of a multistate settlement overseen by the New Orleans federal district court. A German company that owned one of the Chinese companies that produced the drywall did settle with victims, The Times said. So did a Miami-based supplier. But, until now, Taishan had not.last_img read more

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