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first_img Business 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Make a comment 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Government South Pasadena Police and Fire Department Open Doors for Open House This Sunday Published on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 | 2:30 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img More Cool Stuff The South Pasadena Police and Fire Open house and Tournament of Roses Classic Car Show will be held this Sunday, September 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event will take place at the police station with the car show filling Mission Street.A great day of activities will take place at the police/fire stations which will include guided tours of the police department, free police t-shirts, child fingerprinting, police and fire demonstrations and helicopter landings and taking off.With September being National Preparedness month, the rear of the fire station will be dedicated to emergency preparedness where you can learn what to do before, during and after a disaster. The LA County Fire’s Quaky Shaky House will be present to give you a feel of a simulated earthquake.You can come and meet Block Captains from around the city and learn about the Neighborhood Watch program, police officials say.A water conservation workshop will be conducted at 11 AM in the Council Chambers where you can learn about using water more efficiently in the yard.The Star Cars Central Car Club will be at the front of the station with a great line-up of cars used in movies and television shows, as well as 300 classic cars.There are many more activities planned.Please know that due to the car show on Mission Street, Mission Street will be closed from 5 AM to 5 PM from Fair Oaks to Meridian. However, Fremont will remain open. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

first_imgINTRO: Construction of the fixed road and rail link across the Baltic between Denmark and Sweden is well on course for opening in 2000.Chris Jackson took a look at progress TRACKLAYING is getting under way on the Danish approaches to the Øresund fixed link, which is due to provide road and rail connections between Denmark and Sweden from 2000. Construction work is pushing ahead on all aspects of the international project, but the Danish landworks are furthest advanced because of the plan to extend DSB regional and inter-city services to Kastrup airport with the June 1998 timetable change.Finally authorised in June 1994, the Øresund link comprises three main elements. The Danish landworks cover 18 km of new railway from a triangular junction with DSB’s main line just west of København’s main station to a new peninsula off the coast of Amager, together with stations at Tärnby and Kastrup airport and reversing sidings for DSB domestic services. It also includes a parallel road link across Amager to connect with the existing E20 motorway heading west from the capital.The coast-to-coast section leaves Amager through a 3·7 km immersed tube tunnel under the Drogden shipping channel, avoiding any risk of bridge towers interfering with the airport approaches. The tunnel surfaces onto a 4 km long artificial island which has been built in mid-channel south of Saltholm; the island was given the name ’Peberholm’ in a recent public competition, but the title has yet to be ratified by international agreement. From here, the road and rail links climb onto a 7·8 km double-deck bridge which will include a cable-stayed central section providing a 490m span over the Flinterenden channel.The Swedish landworks start from the bridge abutment at Lernacken, 7 km south of Malmlast_img read more

first_imgKatherine Strasemeier, who graduated from Oldenburg Academy in 2012, returned to speak about her career during Career Guest Speaker Week. Katherine works in the Febreze division of Proctor & GambleOldenburg, In. — As part of the Oldenburg Academy College to Career Readiness Program, Oldenburg Academy students had four days of Career Guest Speakers during the first annual “Career Guest Speaker Week” in October. During the Catholic college-preparatory high school’s REACH time, students spent 30 minutes listening to college-career guest speakers. Over 40 speakers joined the week. Doctors, nurses, lawyers, educators, pharmacists, athletic trainers and entrepreneurs were just a few of the professionals that shared thoughts with students.Oldenburg Academy’s College to Career Readiness Program was launched this year, allowing all students to explore college-bound careers. The program entails a REACH time, where students spend 30 minutes a day doing things like Indiana Career Explorer, preparing for standardized tests, perfecting college applications and focusing on their future college-major and career choice. As freshmen, sophomores and juniors complete activities, they prepare for making an internship decision for their senior year. All OA students are placed in community-based internships, or are given a capstone project to participate in their senior year. Jonathon Maple, Assistant Principal, is in charge of the Career to College Readiness Program. He reports, “We are so pleased with the program so far – we know that we offer a strong college-preparatory curriculum, but we want to ensure that our students are entering college knowing their intended major and will be set up for success not only in college, but their career as well.”Rob Shane, Director of Technology Solutions, at Batesville, takes questions from students after his presentation during Career Guest Speaker Week.Career Guest Speaker Week was just one of the many activities that students have participated in to further prepare them and excite them about their future. “It was a huge success – anytime that we can excite our students about their future, and give them memorable opportunities to learn from the community, we know it will have a lasting impact,” Maple said. Anyone who is interested in participating in the Oldenburg Academy Spring Career Guest Speaker Week can contact Maple at [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgSHREWSBURY – In celebration of the 350th anniversary of New Jersey and the upcoming 70th anniversary of the borough, the Shrewsbury Historical Society announced the publication of “The Story of Shrewsbury Revisited, 1965-2015” by Rick Geffken and Shrewsbury Mayor Donald Burden.The new publication refreshes “The Story of Shrewsbury” written by Richard Kraybill in 1964. It features a reprint of Kraybill’s work, along with an update of the previous 50 years in Shrewsbury’s history.Co-author Rick Geffken said, “This new book is the fascinating history of the second oldest town in Monmouth County, established in 1665. When originally founded, Shrewsbury comprised a huge area from the Navesink River, then south to Little Egg Harbor. It included all of what is today’s Ocean County. Seventy years ago, it became the borough, which it is today.“We’ve included a careful expansion of the subjects Kraybill wrote about, and added new research about the impact of the first European contacts with the Native American Lenape culture,” said Geffken.According to the author, the publication also mentions Shrewsbury’s historic Four Corners, the buildings on the corners of Broad Street and Sycamore Avenue, including Christ Church (1702), the Presbyterian Church (1735), Quaker Meeting House (1672), and the Allen House (late 1600s), known as Monmouth County’s most historic acre.The publication specifically discusses the constructor of Christ Church Episcopal, Rev. Samuel Cooke, and his biography. The work contains historic print, illustrations of maps, and more than 30 profiles and photographs of famous, prominent historical citizens.“It really is two books in one,” said Burden. He explained the current text incorporates a previous published work detailing the town’s history up to 1965; the second section brings Shrewsbury up to today and looks forward to its future. That section, penned by Burden and Geffken, is “an update” of the community as it made its way from a largely agricultural area to a commercial and residential site.The book also sheds light on the role of the Shrewsbury Friends, the Quakers, in aiding the abolition of slaver y in America, which many readers are unaware of. The oldest buildings in town are noted, and the uniqueness of the Shrewsbury community is appreciated and praised in this historic work, along with the recognition of the newer businesses and homes that have added to the town, keeping the balance.“Because Shrewsbury is such a classic town in a lot of the way it exists, the council of the town over the last 50 years has been very conscious about keeping the balance of the old colonial style of the town, and the modern additions,” said Geffken. “It’s important to recognize that they’ve done a good job.”He gave the example of the historic hub of Shrewsbury, the Four Corners, being so close to The Grove, a center for modernized businesses.Today, Burden observed, Shrewsbury has become a location populated by medical offices and facilities, retail shopping destinations, as well as having a number of higher density residential developments – both age restricted and not – over recent years.Geffken decided to join The Shrewsbury Historical Society, of which Burden is the resident, after the vibrancy of a group meeting he attended appealed to his interest in history. Burden informed him of Kraybill’s work that was coming up on being 50 years old, and asked Geffken to help him rewrite it. The rest was history.In doing that they included “stories of personalities,” that have become well known to locals and legendary local events, including some significant fires that are stilled talked about, Burden explained.Geffken revealed that rewriting the publication took a minimum of 20 hours a week, and a lot of research into archives and newspaper files. “One of the most important things we did in the book was reprint the 1964 version in its entirety, which was out of print and unavailable for a long time. It was the go-to story of the history of Shrewsbury from 1664 on. It was written by a committee, but they didn’t necessarily do a lot of historical research, so we wanted to update this with some commentary with some new historic sources,” said Geffken.Co-author Burden said, “We are gratified by the initial reaction to the book and its format. We’re happy people find our format agreeable and relevant.”Any history buffs that have an interest in the crucial past of Monmouth County and the importance and growth of the community of Shrewsbury, would find this book engaging. It can be purchased by sending payment to the Shrewsbury Historical Society, attention Donald Burden, President, at 419 Sycamore Ave., PO Box 333, Shrewsbury NJ, 07702. It is priced at $30 for the hard cover and $20 for the softcover, with a $5 shipping and handling fee.John Burton contributed to this story.last_img read more

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first_img29 December 2003The Soweto Gospel Choir, drawing from the churches and communities of South Africa’s most famous township, mixes earthy rhythms with rich harmonies to uplift the soul and express the energy of South Africa.After a 32-date tour of Australia and New Zealand, and four weeks at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the choir has yet to go without a standing ovation. Now they’re planning to take their unique brand of gospel magic to Asia, the US, and again to Europe and Australia. Not bad for a group that’s only been together since November 2002.The choir was the surprise hit of the 2003 Edinburgh Festival: they were the fourth-highest selling act out of 1 600 acts booked for the festival, putting on extra shows to meet the demand and eventually performing 29 concerts in the space of a month – delighting the reviewers as much as the audiences.Fiona Shepherd, writing for The Scotsman, had this to say of their concert performance, “Voices of Heaven”: “A capella groups Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Black Umfolozi have already cracked open the western market for indigenous South African song, but nothing can really prepare you for the riot of exuberance and depth of emotion emanating from this 24-piece ensemble …“This is a seamless show brimming with spot-on multi-lingual performances which, for all their technical precision, are universally expressive and unfettered, charged by the choir’s constant movement.”When they toured Australia and New Zealand earlier this year, the choir bowled audiences over with their powerful performances, receiving standing ovations after every show, including a performance at the Sydney Opera House.The choir ended their tour by winning a Helpmann award in the category “Best contemporary concert presentation”. The Helpmann awards, established in Australia in 2001 for excellence and achievement in the live entertainment industry, are similar to the Tony Awards on Broadway or the Olivier Awards in London.With their fast-growing international profile and the rapid success of their first album (also entitled “Voices of Heaven”), the Soweto Gospel Choir is perhaps better known to foreigners than those at home!Choir master David Mulovhedzi attributes the success of the 34-member choir to the fact that it is tapping into South Africa’s enormous talent pool. Its members, whose ages range from 16 to 40, hail from churches and communities in and around Soweto, and are all lead singers in their own community choirs.The choir includes a four-piece band and some thrilling drummers and dancers in the African tradition where song, dance and drumming are an integral part of life and faith.The choir sings traditional African gospel and a cappella. Their overseas performances also included other gospel greats like “Amazing Grace”, “Paradise Road” and music by Otis Redding and reggae artist Jimmy Cliff. According to the Australian ABC Shop online, the “Voices from Heaven” CD “showcases an inspirational programme of a capella and African gospel.“Ranging from traditional African gospel to songs drawn from Western and contemporary gospel traditions, South African gospel music is indeed unique. It has strong roots in traditional music and conveys a powerful spiritual message.”To order the CD, visit the ABC Shop or the choir’s online shop.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… jon mitchell Related Posts I’ve never been one to let algorithms pick my news for me, but one app has begun to change my mind. Prismatic was already pretty good at picking stories based on the topics and publications I like and follow on other social networks, and today it’s allowing Prismatic users to follow each other. These three signals – topics, publications and people – give Prismatic a pretty clear signal of what I want to read.The best sources of info on the Web are always people, not faceless brands. I follow only 10 or so official Twitter accounts of publications, for instance. I prefer to use Twitter to get to know somebody’s personal interests, knowing that they’ll share articles on their favorite topics from across the spectrum. Prismatic’s update adds that kind of serendipity.The app was already powerful for showing me articles from outside my filter bubble. If you sign up with a Facebook, Twitter or Google Reader account, it will build you a fairly interesting feed from the get-go by reading your interests from that network. On the iPhone, it can suggest some topics by location. It will then start suggesting publications and topics to follow, which further fine-tune the selections. The finishing touch, currently only on the iPhone version, is to X out articles that are uninteresting, giving the app that critical bit of negative signal. After just a week of use, I’d estimate that Prismatic is about 80% successful at finding me things to read. And the ability to follow specific people whose tastes I trust can only push that higher.I’ve never bought into this kind of app before, but I think Prismatic succeeded with me where others have failed by coming up with such good topic suggestions all the time. I’m pretty stingy about following publications, though I’ve added a few, but Prismatic digs deep and identifies fascinating concepts from within the stories I’ve read. I just add every one that sounds interesting, and the stories get subtly better.Serving Your InterestsIn my conversations with members of the tiny Prismatic team prior to launch, the term “interest graph” came up. That’s a term Twitter uses to describe the value of its service. By crunching the data in our Twitter feeds, Twitter can graph our interests, and that makes it a great way to target ads. Prismatic is after that, too.But Prismatic might be able to build a better kind of interest graph. It’s selecting articles to read, while Twitter just feeds you tweets about everything from everyone you’re following. Prismatic has more motivation to be right about what interests us. That’s good for users, because Prismatic will have to work tirelessly to make our feeds more relevant, and it’s good for potential advertisers for the same reason.Social networks weren’t designed around reading or watching; they were designed around messages. The problem with Twitter – and even Facebook, despite its secret sauce algorithms – is that there are no filters other than people. “You see everything, whether you’re interested or not,” Prismatic founder Bradford Cross says. “Social networks started with status updates – not with content.”Prismatic is free and available on the Web at getprismatic.com, and it also offers a beautifully done iPhone app. More platforms are coming as soon as this hard-working six-person team can handle it. Tags:#apps#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Arellano (4-6) was set to face off against cellar-dwelling Mapua (1-10), while Perpetual (4-6) was supposed to clash with San Sebastian (5-5).The games will be re-scheduled on a later playdate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSignal No. 1 has been raised over Metro Manila as Tropical Depression “Maring” sustained its strength Monday night. MOST READ Read Next Journeyman Watson finally gets chance to play in PBA BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad center_img Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Track of Maring as of 8 p.m. of Monday, Sept. 11, 2017The NCAA has decided to postpone Tuesday’s games at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan due to the inclement weather.Fr. Glynn Ortega, OAR of host San Sebastian announced the cancellation of games Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citylast_img read more

first_img The observatory was initially slated for piloting in 12 Inner City Basic Services Project communities The move will ensure standardisation and accessibility to timely and reliable crime statistical data The Ministry of National Security on September 19 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with several government agencies to facilitate collaboration and information exchange for the Jamaica Crime Observatory.The move will ensure standardisation and accessibility to timely and reliable crime statistical data, to support government’s efforts at reducing the incidence of crime and violence, particularly in high risk and vulnerable inner-city communities in Jamaica.Speaking at the signing, held at the Ministry’s Oxford Road offices, Permanent Secretary, Major General (retired) Stewart Saunders, welcomed the partnership, stating that the MoU would “allow us in many ways to not only understand more about the crime that we have to confront everyday in our society, but most importantly, to assist us to have a more informed strategy, as we move forward to tackle the problem”.The Crime Observatory or Integrated Crime and Violence Information System (ICVIS) is a web-based crime and violence statistics databank covering the five parishes with the highest incidence of crime. These are Kingston, St. Andrew, St. James, St. Catherine and Clarendon. It was set up in 2011 through a grant from the Japan Social Development Fund, with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) implementing and managing activities under the grant.The observatory, which is hosted by the National Security Ministry, was initially slated for piloting in 12 Inner City Basic Services Project communities, but following consultation with government stakeholders, it was recommended that it be more broadly adopted across the five targeted parishes.In her remarks at the signing, Managing Director of the JSIF, Scarlette Gillings, said that the Crime Observatory is an empowering tool.“Stakeholders in crime and violence can analyze the data and feed results to the policy level to ensure that targeted decisions are made about responding in the immediate to long-term to security risk factors, while strengthening the capacity of first responders to violence,” she stated.Meanwhile, Acting Director, Research and Evaluation in the National Security Ministry, Rochelle Clarke-Grey, stated that the observatory is a part of the Government’s strategic drive for evidence-based approach in crime fighting, and is articulated in the Vision 2030 National Development Plan, as well as the Ministry’s National Crime Prevention and Community Safety Strategy.The observatory captures data for homicides, sexual assaults, traffic fatalities, and suicides. The data is presented either once or twice per month, depending on volume, and the information is then processed and standardised in variables of gender, age, and incident context.Now in its third year, Ms. Clarke-Grey said the observatory can provide reliable and accurate data, in which the Ministry has confidence. “We are (focusing on) presenting bulletins, trying to assist requests for community data – and as such, we are moving from strength to strength,” she stated.The signatories to the MoU are: the Ministry of Justice; Registrar General’s Department (RGD); Ministry of Education; JSIF; Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN); Forensic Science Laboratory; JCF; Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing; Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP); Court Management System; Child Development Agency (CDA); Bureau of Women’s Affairs; Ministry of Local Government and Community Development; Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ); Violence Prevention Alliance; and the Insurance Association of Jamaica. Story Highlights ICVIS is a web-based crime and violence statistics databank covering the five parisheslast_img read more

first_imgCHETWYND, B.C. – Four new bridges have been constructed in the Peace region due to severe flooding in 2016.“The 2016 floods caused a lot of hardship for people in the Peace, and we’re taking action to ensure roads can withstand future flooding,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “These bridges are part of our flood recovery program and will increase safety and reliability for people travelling on Highway 97.”When flooding caused significant damage throughout the Peace Region, these new bridges all located near Chetwynd, are designed to ensure people can continue to travel safely and efficiently along Highway 97 during heavy rains or flooding. The ministry has invested over $80 million on the extensive response and recovery work completed since June 2016.“Highway 97 is a vital link to Chetwynd and beyond for industrial, commercial, emergency, recreational and residential users,” said Allen Courtoreille, mayor, District of Chetwynd. “For this reason, the District of Chetwynd is very grateful that the Province of B.C. and Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure have heavily invested in infrastructure that can cope with heavy rainfall and snowmelt events, to keep this important corridor open.”Flood recovery projects may be eligible for funding support through Public Safety Canada’s Disaster Funding Assistance Arrangement.last_img read more