Opinion: Pasadena Police Officers Association Endorse Jacque Robinson for Mayor of Pasadena

first_img Make a comment Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Opinion & Columnists Opinion: Pasadena Police Officers Association Endorse Jacque Robinson for Mayor of Pasadena Published on Monday, March 16, 2015 | 12:47 pm HerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Top of the News center_img 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff 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. On behalf of the members of the Pasadena Police Officers Association, our Board of Directors is proud to announce that we have voted to endorse Jacque Robinson for Mayor of Pasadena.For question or additional information contact the Pasadena Police Officers Association at (626) 795-8406 or visit www.pasadenapoa.com. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Dunster reimagined

first_imgPlans for Dunster House — the first undergraduate residence to undergo full House renewal — reveal significantly expanded social and program spaces and new horizontal corridors that will complement the traditional vertical entryways. According to administrators helping to guide the project, the updates will help transform the building to better support the living and learning needs of today’s students, while preserving the character of the neo-Georgian river House.Work will begin in June, immediately following Commencement. Dunster’s renewal follows two “test projects” — Stone Hall (the neo-Georgian portion of Quincy House formerly known as Old Quincy), which reopened to students last summer, and Leverett House’s McKinlock Hall, whose upgrade is set to be unveiled this summer. It was announced in the fall that Winthrop House is scheduled to be the next undergraduate residence to be renewed after Dunster.The plans for Dunster reimagine the earliest of Harvard’s undergraduate river Houses. New learning, music, art, and social spaces will dominate the lower levels, now occupied by several squash courts.On the west side of the lower level, a high-tech “smart classroom” will give faculty the opportunity to teach classes in the building. As students move past the classroom and along the horizontal corridor, they will find new lounge spaces and a game room. Along the north corridor will be an art studio that will include a kiln, as well as a music practice room, one of three such new spaces. On the east side, the House grille will connect to a large common room with a television.“With Dunster, for the first time we’re dealing with the whole House, both the living and all of the public and common spaces, and that means the opportunities are different and expansive compared to Quincy and Leverett,” said project architect Stephen Kieran of KieranTimberlake. “When taking on a whole House you have all the pieces of the puzzle and you can take a holistic approach and reallocate spaces more comprehensively. In the lower level, it will all be open and interconnected, so what we’ve been able to do is actually create a center for all of those activities.”The new lower-level activities center will offer views of the fitness and exercise rooms and a multiuse recreation room.“House renewal brings with it great potential in two important respects,” Dunster House Masters Roger and Ann Porter wrote in an email. “First, it permits elevating fresh priorities, including how space will be used. The exterior footprint of a venerable and beautiful set of buildings will remain the same. Inside, however, we can create more public spaces and make much better use of the area below where our student living suites reside.“Second, renewal permits us to introduce the technologies characteristic of the 21st century to facilitate learning and communication in fresh and exciting ways. We are confident that it is possible to retain the tradition and beauty associated with rooms like our dining hall and library while at the same time to create the reality that House life has moved into a new era full of promise and innovation. As is obvious, we are full of optimism about the future and grateful for the commitment of the College to this exciting development.”Common spaces throughout the House will be repurposed to support undergraduate living and learning.“There will be about a 33 percent increase in program space,” said Merle Bicknell, assistant dean for FAS physical resources. “One of the other benefits to House renewal is getting the faculty back into the Houses. As we’re seeing with Stone Hall, they are coming in to teach, and then they’re staying and having lunch with the students and continuing their discussion.”While the interior space will be reconfigured and reinvigorated, the historical feel and character of the House will be preserved.“One of the great benefits of House renewal is that while we cannot change the footprint, we can reconfigure and reuse the space in very exciting ways. We will have a lot more common and classroom space and it will feel a lot more open,” said Roger Porter, who is also the IBM Professor of Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School. “We have a lovely library, dining hall, and junior common room, and while those will be freshened up, they will retain their beauty and their character.”New horizontal corridors will better connect the tutor communities and improve flow and access, allowing students to move across the building without having to exit into the courtyard and then re-enter the building.On the first floor, there will be a new seminar room. Also, an 80-person lounge connected to the courtyard will serve as a site for student-faculty dinners and other functions.Renewal will prioritize energy-efficient technology and water conservation, with the plan for Dunster to be a LEED Gold certified building, similar to Stone Hall. A water retention system will be installed, while better-insulated walls and windows will have the dual benefit of reducing energy use and improving student comfort.“House renewal is a top priority for the College, the FAS, and the University, and I am pleased by the tremendous progress,” said Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith. “The students, tutors, and House Masters Roger and Ann Porter helped to shape the plans for Dunster, creating spaces that will better support 21st century living and learning. We have received an incredible amount of positive feedback regarding the renewal of Stone and McKinlock Halls, and I am excited to take the next step with the renewal of Dunster.”last_img read more

Large fire at an abandoned train station leaves 1 injured in Delray Beach

first_imgAccording to Delray Beach Fire Rescue, at least one firefighter was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday while trying to put out a large fire that broke out at an abandoned train station in Delray beach near Interstate 95 and Atlantic Avenue.The firefighter who was taken to the hospital is said to be facing non-life threatening injuries.The roof of the building has collapsed. “It’s unclear how the fire started or if anyone is inside the building,” said Moschella, spokesperson for the Delray Beach Fire Department.Officials said homeless people sometimes sleep in the train station, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.“It’ll be interesting to find out what exactly was in that building that caught fire,” said Moschella.The cause of the fire is under investigation.last_img read more

Raiders’ Derek Carr explains why sometimes the best throw is the safe throw

first_imgYOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?Make your Raiders-Dolphins pick & challenge our pros***ALAMEDA — It was but a single play in a second half where a handful of snaps could have made the difference, but you could feel the collective groan of Raider Nation as well as second-guessers with a microphone or access to social media.It’s the fourth quarter and the Raiders are clinging to a 19-17 lead against the Denver Broncos with 2:51 to play. Third-and-8 at the Raiders’ 48-yard line. Derek Carr has …last_img read more

Cape Town hotel voted world’s trendiest

first_img24 January 2012The Villa Zest Boutique Hotel in the Cape Town suburb of Greenpoint has been voted the trendiest hotel in the world in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2012 Best Hotels Awards.The Travellers’ Choice awards honour the top hotels, beaches and travel destinations worldwide based on millions of “real and unbiased” opinions from TripAdvisor travellers.The Villa Zest Boutique Hotel offers luxury accommodation and is ideally located just a kilometre away from the Cape Town CBD. It is also within walking distance of the world-renowned Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.Table Mountain, the Cape Town International Conference Centre and the popular beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay are all in close proximity.“An oasis of calm centrally located in Cape Town, the Villa Zest luxury accommodation in the Green Point suburb is perfectly placed to bring you everything the city has to offer,” the hotel’s website reads: “Palm-lined beaches, the vibrant business district, Table Mountain, and a variety of upmarket restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs ensuring guests an unforgettable experience.”The hotel offers a lounge that opens up into a balcony offering views of the V&A Waterfront, a quiet garden and pool area, a rooftop terrace offering 360° views of Cape Town, an object art gallery, and a media house that offers high-end technology and communications solutions to business travellers.“The rooms at this Cape Town Boutique Hotel represent the ultimate fusion of style, luxury and comfort,” says the website. “Each room is unique and has been individually decorated, with the greatest attention to detail, using only the finest furnishings and fittings.”The hotel is rated as “excellent” by 125 reviewers on the website, with 13 “good” and three “average” ratings. The majority of the reviews cite the hotel’s good service and helpful staff as the reasons for the high ratings.Comments include: “Excellent and great stay in Villa Zest”, “Awesome little hotel”, “This place is GREAT”, “Oasis in the heart of the city”, “outstanding customer service,” “Modern design hotel and very helpful staff,” “Fantastic hospitality and beautifully designed boutique hotel,” “THE one & only in Cape Town,” “Almost faultless. Staff were amazing,” and “Best boutique hotel ever.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Brand SA spotlight on competitiveness

first_img28 September 2012The latest WEF Global Competitiveness Report and its implications for the country came under the spotlight at an experts’ panel discussion hosted by Brand South Africa in Johannesburg on Friday.South Africa’s strengths, weaknesses, competitive risks and opportunities within the Brics and Next11 international political economic environments were the topics at the Wits Club at the University of the Witwatersrand.The panel discussion included Brand South Africa’s research manager, Petrus de Kock; Josephilda Nhlapo-Hlope, senior expert on nation-building at the National Planning Commission; Raymond Parsons, special policy adviser for Business Unity South Africa; and Johan van der Heever, senior deputy chief economist and deputy head of research at the Reserve Bank of South Africa.Miller Matola, CEO of Brand South Africa, started the proceedings with some background on the work Brand South Africa does and how the WEF report is a factor in establishing a worldwide reputable brand for the country.Matola said: “We are the custodians of the country’s brand and the issue of reputation is important for South Africa’s competitiveness. The competitiveness report shows us how the country is doing as a brand.”South Africa’s competitiveness consistentThe latest WEF Global Competitiveness Report was released on 5 September 2012 and South Africa is ranked at number 52 out of 144 nations.It is also the highest-ranked African country and third-placed among the Brics economies. In this bloc, China came in first at 36 and Brazil second at 48, while India and Russia came fourth and fifth at 59 and 67 respectively.In terms of Next11 countries, South Africa is only surpassed by Indonesia, Turkey and South Korea.De Kock said: “We view the report as a learning curve and not as a school report card that says pass or fail.“We can only sell the story of South Africa if we know what the world thinks about us.”South Africa’s ranking on the WEF report has been consistent, coming in at 54 in 2010, 50 in 2011 and 52 for this year.The Global Competitiveness Report uses 12 pillars, which are “building blocks to finding out the country’s competitiveness,” said de Kock.They are: institutions; infrastructure; macro-economic environment; health and primary education; higher education and training; goods market efficiency; labour market efficiency; and, technological readiness.De Kock said: “When we look at the pillars we can see where we are excelling and where we have to improve.“We are doing relatively well when it comes to institutions as we were 47 in 2010 and this year we are 43, but health and primary education are challenges – in 2010 we ranked 124 but this year out of 144 countries we are ranked 132.”Expert panel discussionVan der Heever said that South Africa has degrees of freedom in macro-economic policies that are the envy of many countries, but we must use them wisely.“The issue of electricity is one point that must be tackled if we are going to be competitive,” he said.Parsons said that these types of surveys are important, because they act as “reality checks. This particular report is a wakeup call because if you look back six years we have deteriorated quite a bit.”He also said that the country was not exploiting its strengths to their full potential – “there is no universal law. Countries have to adapt certain points to fit with what is happening in the world economy.”In terms of South Africa’s national development plan, which looks forward to 2030, Parsons said that competitiveness should play a major role in guiding South Africa in years to come.“We need to have a long term vision, just like China sowed its seeds 30 years ago and we too need to rally behind the Vision 2030,” said Parsons.Nhlapo-Hlope remarked on the low levels of trust levels in South Africa, explaining that this was because of inequality. This issue had to be addressed in all spheres so people can all work collectively for the good of the country.Another issue raised was that of South Africa’s regulatory environment which, according to Van der Heever, was not conducive for entrepreneurs to start businesses, especially small businesses.“Of course we need regulation but there is no reason for that regulation to not be business friendly. We need smart tape and not red tape,” he said.Van der Heever also said that there was an over-cautious nature in South Africa that limited innovation.Parsons wrapped up the discussion, saying that we need to take workable ideas and translate them into action, while also pushing Vision 2030.First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

South African film-maker wins at Cannes Film Festival

first_img5 July 2016This is my favorite film I have directed to date!!!! https://t.co/B2tldarcAb thanks so much to @greatbigstory pic.twitter.com/9a4M1849q3— Dan Mace (@Dan_theDirector) May 23, 2016Cape Town film-maker Dan Mace’s two short documentaries, Mine Sniffing Rats and Gift have both won second prize in different categories at the Cannes Film Festival’s Young Director Awards.Mine Sniffing Rats, a frenetically edited and succinct film about the explosive-detecting rats of Mozambique, won silver in the Changing the World Frame by Frame category.Gift, an energetic vignette about a brassy youth on the streets of Cape Town, came second in the Short Film category.Thrilled about the two accolades and recognition, Mace believes the short film format is growing in popularity. He attributed the growth to online channels like YouTube and the ease of technology needed to make films: “(There) are youngsters that shoot and edit pieces (that are) amazing. The level of film is increasing.”This accessibility and spirit of experimentation could offer opportunities for budding South African film-makers to leave a global impact on the industry.Mace’s other projects, available to watch on his YouTube channel Dan the Director, includes music videos, nature documentaries and experimental films. Follow Dan on his various social media profiles for more on his film philosophy and advice on getting started:Tweets by Dan_theDirector Source: EWNlast_img read more

Source: Cavs trading Jefferson, Felder to Hawks

first_imgMOST READ The Cavs needed to clear two roster spots by Monday and in trading Jefferson and Felder, the club will avoid paying $12 million in NBA luxury tax penalties, according to the person who spoke Friday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal still has to be finalized. The Cavaliers also parted with two second-round picks in the deal.Cleveland will acquire the rights to two overseas players, the person said.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 shutoutThe 37-year-old Jefferson spent two seasons with Cleveland, which signed him as a free agent in 2015. He was a key contributor during the 2016 championship season, coming off the bench to provide an offensive spark. He appeared in 79 games last season, averaging 5.7 points in 20.4 minutes.Felder was selected in the second round of the 2016 draft. He played in 42 games for Cleveland last season. Santos, Matias rule Senior Masters in Sletba Open View comments LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets01:37Protesters 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 Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Richard Jefferson of the Cleveland Cavaliers at Cleveland Clinic Courts on September 25, 2017 in Independence, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP —CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade forward Richard Jefferson and guard Kay Felder to the Atlanta Hawks, according to a person familiar with the deal.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Gilas goes 2-0 in World Cup qualifiers, hurdles Taiwan

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Klisura, Foton target 7th victory June Mar Fajardo, Jayson Castro and Matthew Wright sprung into action to put some fight in the Philippines after going down by twin digits right in the first three minutes, 2-12.“June Mar saved us,” said Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes. “We got off to a terrible start.”Gilas just couldn’t quite shake off Taipei—much like Japan in their 77-71 opening win in Tokyo—as the Taiwanese hung around for most of the second half until Wright stepped up to provide the spark the Filipinos needed in the final quarter.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 shutoutThe Filipino-Canadian Wright knocked in all of his 11 points in the fourth period, nine coming from three-point range, that gave Gilas some breather, 84-76, going into the last two minutes.Castro led the Philippines with 20 points, the same number he dropped in Japan, while Fajardo also delivered 17 points and eight rebounds. The Taiwanese last threatened at 73-72, at the six-minute mark before a Castro three-point play and the last of Wright’s three triples put the Filipinos in command for good, 79-72.Despite the perfect start, the pressure mounts as Gilas takes on powerhouse Australia next in the tournament’s second window starting Feb. 22, 2018 in Adelaide.Taipei’s naturalized player Quincy Davis dropped 12 of his team-best 20 points early to lift the Taiwanese to a 19-8 edge, before the Filipinos rallied to wrest the lead, 44-42, at halftime.Aussies whip JapaneseIn another qualifying match, Australia, nowhere near its full strength but still posing as the biggest hurdle for Gilas Pilipinas in the first round of the qualifying series, whipped Japan, 82-58, at Titanium Arena for a similar 2-0 start.ADVERTISEMENT CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Australia kicked off its campaign with a lopsided win over Chinese Taipei, 104-66, on Friday at Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium.Despite the final score, Australia did not have an easy time against Japan, not with the visiting Japanese shooting well in the early goings and trailing by just one, 23-22, at the end of the first quarter.The Akatsuki Five stayed within striking distance of the Boomers up until the payoff period, where Australia outscored Japan, 22-8, to put the game beyond reach.Tall orderReyes described the bid to beat Australia, which finished fourth in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, as “suntok sa buwan (a long shot) to the highest degree” even minus Aussie NBA stars like Ben Simmons, Patty Mills, Andrew Bogut and Matthew Dellavedova.Australia, its current roster bannered by Olympic veterans like Chris Goulding, Brad Newley and Damian Martin, is among the favorites to qualify in the region as the new Fiba grouping merged Asia and Oceania.Australia ranks ninth in the world rankings, the highest in the Asia-Oceania group, followed by Iran (22nd), China (24th), New Zealand (27th) and the Philippines (30th).True to form, Australia wasted no time in showing its might when it torched Chinese Taipei with a 62 percent shooting clip from the field.Daniel Kickert, who dropped 15 points in just over 17 minutes of action, led five Aussies who finished in twin digits against the Taiwanese. —WITH FIBA.COMPHILIPPINES 90—Castro 20, Fajardo 17, Wright 11, Pogoy 11, Ravena 9, Abueva 8, Blatche 6, Norwood 5, Aguilar 3.CHINESE-TAIPEI 83—Davis 20, Chou Y. 17, Huang 16, Liu 7, Tsai 6, Lee 6, Chou P.C. 4, Chou P.H. 3, Chen 2, Chiang 2, Hu 0, Lu 0.Quarters: 18-23, 44-42, 65-64, 90-83 LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERIn defending its home court, Gilas Pilipinas got a bit sloppy.The old reliables, though, managed to clean up the mess as the Philippines turned back Chinese Taipei, 90-83, for a 2-0 start in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifying series Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View comments Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ MOST READlast_img read more

10 months agoWolves striker Austin Samuel pens new deal

first_imgWolves striker Austin Samuel pens new dealby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves striker Austin Samuel has penned a new two-and-half year contract.The 18-year-old joined Wolves as an under-8 player, progressing through the Academy system, and will now remain a part of the club until 2021.In 2009 Samuels was spotted by a local scout and first signed for the club in May that year, having previously played locally for Newbridge Rangers.Since then he’s rose as high as under-23 level this season, appearing six times in all competitions for Rob Edwards’ side.The striker netted in victories over Newcastle United and Sunderland, and featured in the Checkatrade Trophy against Mansfield Town’s first-team. He could come into contention for the under-23s’ return to action against West Brom on Monday. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more