Disney Executive Receives Angel Award at Hillsides Circle of Excellence Dinner Held on October 22

first_imgGatherings Disney Executive Receives Angel Award at Hillsides Circle of Excellence Dinner Held on October 22 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 3:32 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Sue Tutt, the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award for her efforts teaching the boys and girls of Hillsides sewing and cooking, along with her work in the Hillsides Guild, said that volunteering at Hillsides was “the best part of her life.” Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Left to right: John Gong, the vice president of global events and show production at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, was awarded the Hillsides Angel Award, by Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa at Hillsides Circle of Excellence Awards held on October 22. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Hillsides, founded in 1913, serves more than 6,200 families and children throughout Los Angeles County. For more information, please visit www.hillsides.org. 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. During the event, Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa gave a heartfelt farewell to Nancy Garni, Hillsides chief advancement officer who passed away on October 9 after a long and heroic battle with leukemia, including a stem cell transplant. Garni had worked in Hillsides advancement department for 26 years. The Circle of Excellence Dinner was held at The Rococo Room in Old Town Pasadena. Hillsides, a nonprofit child welfare organization serving children in foster care and families in crisis, honored three individuals and one organization for their contributions to the agency. Community News Business News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday John Gong, the vice president of global events and show production at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, was awarded the Hillsides Angel Award. Gong brought the crowd to tears with his emotional speech about his involvement with Hillsides since 1997. He talked about how important it was for him to be inside Hillsides “circle of compassion” and how he has gained more than he has given during his years serving as a board member, rebranding advisor, and Hillsides Volunteer Network member, among many other duties. More Cool Stuff Also honored was the Friends of Foster Children, who won the Community Angel Award. Friends of Foster Children supports children in the foster care system and emancipated youth. As just one example of their good works, this year gave away $25,000 worth of school supplies. In addition, Edward Patterson was awarded the Special Recognition Award for his many years of service to Hillsides Volunteer Network, which raises funds for and organizes activities for children who live at Hillsides Residential Treatment Services program. Patterson and his wife Lori have been so inspired by volunteering at Hillsides that they have become foster parents, with the intention of ultimately adopting a child. Subscribe Community News The keynote speaker of the evening was Dr. Anissa McNeil, the chief executive officer of Education Works Consulting Firm, Inc. She spoke of overcoming homeless and the foster care system as a child and how she went on to receive two master’s degrees and a doctorate of education in organizational leadership. She spoke about her own journey – recounting how as a six-year-old girl sleeping on the streets she was shocked to find that people stepped right over and kept on going — and of her volunteer work with children in foster care, urging the audience to “stay a part of the solution.” Dr. McNeil is also co-chair for Glamour Gowns, a yearly event that provides prom dresses and suits to children in foster care. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! 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Longtime Jamestown Restaurant Closing Temporarily Due To COVID-19

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.JAMESTOWN – A longtime downtown Jamestown restaurant is once again closing temporarily due to COVID-19 concerns, but plans to reopen for takeout in the near future.Taco Hut owners Jim and Kim Mason tell WNY News Now online rumors that their restaurant has permanently closed is false.The Masons say the establishment closed temporally on Tuesday to make renovations before reopening for pickup and delivery.“It is different to be in the food business at this time in our lives because people who look well may be very sick,” said Jim Mason who turned 80 this spring. “If you are not careful, somebody could catch this virus and die; we are very careful on what we do and what we say.” Kim Mason says they have a lot invested in the community, and the community has a lot invested in them, something they are not ready to give up yet.“We’ve owned this business for 48 years, he (Jim) put the man on the moon before this, he came back here in 1972 to start this business, that is a great accomplishment here in Jamestown,” said Kim Mason. “We want to see it continue, we want to have our employees, have customers come in, but COVID has had a big impact on that.”Taco Hut previously closed this year due to the pandemic, but reopened for takeout and later indoor dining in June.The Mason’s don’t have a specific timeline for reopening takeout services, but say they plan to announce more soon. Once the pandemic is over, the family owned business hopes to reopen indoor dining and welcome the community back for the full Taco Hut experience.last_img read more

Deadly Household Mold

first_img“Discard porous materials that are wet and can’t be thoroughly cleaned and dried,” shesaid. “They can remain a source of mold growth.” “Stachybotrys atra grows mainly on materials such as wood and wood-based products,paper or other cellulose products that have become and remain wet,” she said. “It isn’tfound in dry or simply humid places.” During the past four years, several infants in Cleveland and Chicago have experiencedbleeding from the lungs. Some have died. “But once a child is infected, it’s a death warrant,” she said. “I don’t want people torun amok with fear over this. But they need to be aware of the problem.” To learn more about pulmonary hemorrhage or for publications about it, call the CDCat (770) 488-7320. “The mold is a black or green-black, slimy species,” said Dale Dorman, a housingspecialist with the University of Georgia Extension Service. Don’t expose infants to indoor molds, the CDC advises. Toxins from the indoor moldmay irritate the lining of infants’ lungs. This weakens developing blood vessels, leadingto pulmonary bleeding. Dorman stresses the infant death cases are extremely rare. The CDC also links the condition with exposure to tobacco smoke; allergy to cows’milk; pneumonia; heart, lung, spleen or pancreas problems; and other infections,allergies and immunological diseases. To avoid problems, fix all leaks and get rid of water sources associated with the moldgrowth, Dorman said. Clean hard surfaces with a solution of bleach and water.Ventilate the area when using chlorine bleach. Let the bleach and water mixture sit for15 minutes. Then dry the area thoroughly. “Some experts suggest that people performing the clean-up should wear filter masksand gloves to avoid contact with the mold,” Dorman said. Some recent infant deaths may be tied to a household mold. The Centers for DiseaseControl and Prevention have begun checking into a possible connection betweeninfant pulmonary hemorrhage and the indoor mold Stachybotrys atra. CDC investigators haven’t conclusively linked the cases with household molds. Butthey’re concerned enough to join with the Environmental Protection Agency to adviseparents about pulmonary hemorrhage symptoms.last_img read more

Court-issued writ illegal, PECO tells consumers

first_imgILOILO City – It is “business asusual”, beleaguered Panay Electric Co. (PECO) assured consumers in a letterthat criticized as “illegal” the court-issued writ of possession that allowedMORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power) to “forcibly”  take over some of its properties. Contreras specifically called outAtty. Elamparo for “malicious statements on air, of an alleged meeting with thejudge of a certain MORE personality the day before the writ was served,alluding to the court’s conspiracy with the plaintiff.” Contreras is scheduled to hear PECO’sMotion of Clarification today, March 6. “PECO will be seeking clarificationand rectification from the local RTC during the upcoming hearings,” accordingto Cacho. On March 2, Contreras warned both MOREPower and PECO to “strictly observe the gag order” issued by Judge Amular whopreviously heard their expropriation case. “The fight is not yet over,” declaredCacho. Despite the “illegal seizure” of PECOproperties by MORE Power, Cacho assured consumers “your PECO family is stillthe one that continues to operate and attend to your needs.” “There is a pending case in the SupremeCourt and a minor court like the RTC cannot execute anything with finalityuntil the case is decided in the Supreme Court, the highest court of the land,”read part of the letter signed by PECO president and chief executive officerLuis Miguel Cacho. In a Manila press conference on March3, Elamparo discussed PECO’s supplemental petition to its existing request forthe Court of Appeals (CA) to nullify three Iloilo court orders that paved theway for MORE Power’s “forcible, deceptive and intimidating” takeover of itsstations and facilities. By coming out with the letter, PECOappears to be taking its case directly to consumers. “Our valued customers may go to thePECO main office to apply for connections, inquire about their bills, andsettle their bills. Our accredited collection agencies and banks are alsocollecting payments as usual,” according to Cacho. He further assured consumers, “We areexhausting all legal remedies to regain control of our own substations,vehicles, materials, and equipment.”center_img Contreras also warned MORE Power andPECO against resorting to “any form of propaganda” that would undermine thecourt’s integrity and credibility. The letter was referring to theRegional Trial Court, Branch 23 of Presiding Judge Emerald Requina-Contreras. “PECO still owns all its powerdistribution assets,” according to Cacho. “While MORE Power may have takencontrol of some of our facilities, they do not own any of these.” She also stressed she was “notdissuaded to further hear the case with utmost impartiality.” “We will also be filing cases againstthose parties involved in the unjust implementation of the writ of possession,”Cacho added. PECO asked the CA to issue a temporaryrestraining order stopping the continued implementation of an Iloilocourt-issued writ of possession, as well as a status quo ante order that would“restore” its possession of the substations and other properties that it claimswere illegally seized by MORE. She lamented that Contrerasdisregarded the pending Supreme Court (SC) case on the constitutionality ofMORE Power’s franchise and the standing order on the suspension of theexpropriation proceedings against PECO issued by Judge Antonio Gerardo Amularof RTC, Branch 35. He advised consumers not to pay toMORE Power “because they have no legal basis to operate our services yet and,as such, your payments to MORE Power may just go to waste.”/PN On Feb. 29, PECO legal counselEstrella Elamparo described as “unprecedented in its irregularity” the takeoverof PECO’s properties, and “illegal, if not criminal” the manner by which it wasaccomplished. Meanwhile, Cacho reassured consumers“our operations continue as usual.”last_img read more

Giannulli sentenced to 5 months in prison for role in college admissions scandal

first_imgAfter an investigation revealed that Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin paid $500,000 to secure their daughters’ admission to USC, both parents faced up to 20 years of prison time. Giannulli will serve 5 months and Loughlin awaits her sentencing. (Daily Trojan file photo) Since “Operation Varsity Blues,” USC parents involved in the scheme have faced a range of prison sentences. In late 2019, Devin Sloane, a USC parent who paid $250,000 for his son to be admitted has a fake water polo recruit, was sentenced to four months, and Jeffrey Bizzack, another USC parent who paid $250,000 for his son to be designated as a volleyball recruit, was sentenced to two months. Giannulli pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud Friday. After his release, Giannulli must also complete 250 hours of community service and pay a $250,000 fine. He must report to prison by Nov. 19.  Though over 10 universities were implicated, USC was at the forefront of the scandal, having admitted the highest number of students through bribes and having some of the highest profile cases. In the wake of the scandal in March 2019, USC announced a variety of reforms related to increased oversight in the athletic admissions department and promptly fired those directly involved, including former senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel and former head water polo coach Jovan Vavic. The couple paid $500,000 to secure their two daughters’ admission to USC. New documents also reveal that Olivia Jade, their younger daughter and a well-known YouTube personality, had known about the scheme and helped conceal information from her high school guidance counselor. Both daughters no longer attend USC.  Giannulli and Loughlin accepted a plea deal in May and admitted to conspiring with college admissions scandal mastermind and real estate mogul William “Rick” Singer to have their two daughters admitted to USC. For months, the couple denied their role in the scheme, saying they believed the bribe money they paid in installments had been legitimate donations to the University. center_img Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, who earlier this year admitted to bribing admissions officials and procuring fake athletic recruiting profiles to have his two daughters attend USC, was sentenced Friday to five months in prison for his role in what a U.S. district court judge called “breathtaking fraud.”  His wife, actress Lori Loughlin, will be sentenced Friday afternoon by the same judge, Nathaniel M. Gorton, in U.S. district court for her part in the admissions scandal. Loughlin could face up to 20 years in prison, though federal prosecutors have recommended the “Full House” actress be sentenced to two months as they believe she played a lesser role than her husband.  Loughlin is expected to be sentenced Friday. In March 2019, both parents were arrested after an investigation from the FBI called “Operation Varsity Blues” found that wealthy executives and celebrities paid university officials large sums of money to admit their children to elite schools under false pretenses. In early July, the U.S. Department of Justice approved the couple’s request to reduce their bond from $1 million to $100,000.last_img read more

‘Regional Conference on Fistula’ in Karachi: Call for Abstracts

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 18, 2011August 18, 2014Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The upcoming “Regional Fistula Conference” is requesting abstracts from interested presenters. The conference will be held at Sheraton Hotel in Karachi, Pakistan from 4-6 March 2011 in collaboration with UNFPA. The last date for submission is 20th February, 2011.For additional details:website: www.pnfwh.org email: [email protected] the conference flyerShare this:last_img read more

RCMP apologizes for Idle No More bacteria comparison

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe RCMP is apologizing for a comparison likening the Idle No More movement to “bacteria” which was made by an Aboriginal liaison officer in an internal report.RCMP spokesperson Staff-Sgt. Julie Gagnon said the comparison “is not reflective of the views and opinions of the organization.”The bacteria comparison was made in internal site report by RCMP Cpl. Wayne Russett, Aboriginal liaison for the national capital region.The report was part of a series of updates by Russett of the goings-on inside Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s camp on Victoria Island which was set up during her liquids-only fast during the height of the Idle No More movement.The RCMP issued a statement distancing the federal police force from the comparison.“It is unfortunate that one of our employees has referred in an internal email to the Idle No More movement in such a manner,” said Gagnon, in the statement, sent to APTN National News. “The RCMP apologizes to anyone who may have been offended by this unfortunate choice of words to describe the Idle No More movement.”While Russett’s site report primarily provided close to real-time details of the evolving situation inside Spence’s camp, it also included a discussion of the Idle No More movement.“This Idle No More movement is like bacteria, it has grown a life of its own all across this nation,” wrote Russett, in the Dec.24, 2012, document. “It may be advisable for all to have contingency plans in place, as this is one issue that is not going to go away.”The report also struck an ominous tone.“There is a high probability that we could see flash mobs, round dances and blockades become much less compliant to laws in an attempt to get their point across,” said the site report. “The escalation of violence is ever near.”The document was titled, “Chief Spense’s Hunger Strike and the Idle No More Movement (sic)” and classified “for law enforcement only.”NDP’s Aboriginal affairs critic Niki Ashton demanded during question period Friday that Public Safety Minister Stephen Blaney apologize for the bacteria comparison.Ashton’s question was fielded by Conservative MP Roxanne James, the parliamentary secretary for Public Safety. James said she found Ashton’s question “abhorrent” and refused to issue any apology.APTN obtained the site report under the Access to Information Act.APTN filed the request under the Act in April 2013 and only recently received the [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Public comment now open for LNG facility on Vancouver Island

first_imgVANCOUVER B.C. – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has to decide if a Federal Environmental Assessment is required for the proposed Kwispaa LNG facility.The project is being developed north of Bamfield on Vancouver Island.  The Federal Environmental Assessment agency is now seeking public input to help make this decision.This project would convert natural gas to LNG for export which would produce 24 million tons of LNG for at least 25 years. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) is looking for the public and indigenous groups comments in regards to the project and the potential effects on the environment by welcoming written feedback to be sent by letter or email.All comments must be submitted by November 18, 2018, and are considered public.  The CEAA will post on their website their decision. If an environmental assessment is required the public will have three more opportunities to comment.Please direct your comments to the following;Kwispaa LNG ProjectCanadian Environmental Assessment Agency410-701 West Georgia StreetVancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6Telephone: 604-666-2431Email: [email protected]last_img read more

LS elections choice between Modi and chaos: Jaitley

first_imgNew Delhi: Calling the upcoming Lok Sabha elections a choice between chaos and Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said what the Opposition had promised to be a “mahagathbandhan” (grand alliance) was turning out to be an alliance of several conflicting “gathbandhans” with multiple leaders, each trying to outwit the other. Jaitley said that going by past precedents, such an alliance could only lead to chaos. “The choice is clear — it is either Modi or chaos,” he said in a Facebook post. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! The Finance Minister said while several issues occupied the agenda space in an election, the issue of foremost relevance in 2019 was that of leadership where the Bharatiya Janata Party with “absolute clarity” was a clear winner against a “self-destructive coalition of rivals” in which the leadership issue was an “absolute puzzle”. “Within the NDA there are no leadership issues. There is absolute clarity. Narendra Modi leads the NDA and will be the Prime Minister in the event of a victory. His leadership is nationally accepted, his ratings are very high. His track record speaks for itself,” Jaitley said. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed On the other hand, he said, was Congress President Rahul Gandhi “who is an inadequate leader” and has been “tried, tested and failed”. “His lack of understanding of issues is frightening. He aspires to be the leader of this chaotic pack,” Jaitley said. He said Mamata Bannerjee was positioning herself as the “sutradhar” (architect) of this grand alliance but “won’t concede a single seat either to the Congress or the Left in West Bengal but will want them to be her pillion riders if she drives the vehicle.” Taking about the other opposition parties, Jaitley said the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) would contest against the Congress but eventually join hands, and so would the Trinamool and the Congress-Left alliance in West Bengal. “However, in Kerala the Congress and the Left will contest against each other. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the National Conference (NC) tried to form the government together with the support of the Congress in Jammu and Kashmir. “Today they are rivals in an election and on the dangerous agenda of either ‘autonomy’ or ‘pre-1953 status’, but could join hands with the ‘gathbandhan’. The Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) are not with the ‘gathbandhan’,” he said. Jaitley said the BSP was wiped out in the last Lok Sabha elections and Mayawati had now changed her strategy and wanted a strong BSP and a weak Congress. “She holds her cards close to her chest. She will open them only after the results are declared…Leaders with flexible ideologies think that they are acceptable to all. The opposition alliance is unclear — it is absolutely fragile,” he said. Jaitley added that none of the opposition parties were capable of winning any significant number of seats and the alliance won’t have a stable nucleus. “What was promised to be ‘mahagathbandhan’ is turning out to be a ‘gathbandhan’ of several conflicting alliances. It is a self-destructive ‘coalition of rivals’,” he said. “The contest is against a leader in whose hands the country is secure and developing. He is trusted. Against him, there isn’t any projected leader. There are multiple leaders, each trying to outwit the other. They can only promise a temporary government if we go by the past precedents. One can be certain of chaos. The choice is clear, it is either Modi or chaos,” Jaitley said.last_img read more

CPSE ETF: Govt eyes `3,500 cr from fifth tranche subscription

first_imgNew Delhi: The fifth tranche of the CPSE Exchange Traded Fund will open for subscription on March 19, wherein the government seeks to raise at least Rs 3,500 crore. The fourth Further Fund Offer (FFO), which would be open from March 19-22, would help the government in mopping up funds towards meeting its disinvestment target of Rs 80,000 crore for the current fiscal ending March 31. According to Reliance Mutual Fund, which is managing the CPSE ETF, the fifth tranche would open for subscription on March 19, for anchor investors. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalNon-anchor investors, including retail investors, can put in their bids from March 20-22. This would be the second CPSE (Central Public Sector Enterprises) ETF FFO in the current fiscal after Rs 17,000 crore raised November 2018. So far, the government has raised a total of Rs 28,500 crore from rounds through CPSE ETF, including the first offer in March 2014 that mopped up Rs 3,000 crore. “The CPSE ETF is trading at very attractive valuations. As on February 28, the dividend yield of the index was as high as 5.52 per cent compared to 1.25 per cent for the Nifty 50… In addition, the government is also giving a 4 per cent discount to investors,” Reliance Mutual Fund Head (ETF) Vishal Jain said. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe ETF tracks shares of 11 Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) — ONGC, NTPC, Coal India, IOC, Rural Electrication Corp, Power Finance Corp, Bharat Electronics, Oil India, NBCC India, NLC India and SJVN. Through the latest offer, the government aims to raise an initial amount of Rs 3,500 crore and the offer size could be raised, as per Reliance Mutual Fund. After raising Rs 3,000 through New Fund Offer (NFO) in March 2014, the government garnered Rs 6,000 crore from the first FFO of the CPSE ETF in January 2017. Subsequently. Rs 2,500 crore was mopped from the third tranche in March 2017 and Rs 17,000 crore from the fourth round in November last year. The government has raised Rs 56,473.32 crore through disinvestment till February 28, as against the target of Rs 80,000 crore for the 2018-19 fiscal.last_img read more