Cynthia Rosedale, Long-Time Employee of Pasadena Senior Center, Passes Away

first_imgCommunity News Cynthia Rosedale, Long-Time Employee of Pasadena Senior Center, Passes Away From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 | 2:28 pm Community News More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe 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latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Cynthia RosedaleCynthia Rosedale, a respected employee of the Pasadena Senior Center since 1992 and a former member of the board of directors, passed away March 29 after a long illness. She was the director of events, volunteers and senior games.Born and raised in the Pasadena area, she graduated from Westridge School for Girls and the University of California-Berkeley.For more than 30 years she was devoted to the lives of seniors. It was in her DNA: Her grandmother was one of the founders of the Pasadena Senior Center in 1960, her aunt was an early volunteer and her mother’s best friend was the first executive director.When she was asked to serve on the board of the directors in 1986, she happily agreed and six years later was hired as a staff member.She brought what was then known as the Senior Olympics to Pasadena in 1992, which has since expanded to the California Senior Games Championships. She managed the games and served as vice chair of the California Senior Games Association until her death. With about 2,000 athletes ages 50 and older competing annually in nearly 30 sports categories at 24 venues in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the California Senior Games Championships is a qualifying event for the National Senior Games Championships.In addition, she coordinated all Pasadena Senior Center volunteer activities and organized special events throughout the year, from holiday dinners, brunches and dances to summer concerts in Memorial Park.“Cynthia truly was the face of the Pasadena Senior Center,” said Akila Gibbs, executive director. “She touched so many with her generosity, encouragement and hard work, was always approachable and was absolutely amazing. She has left an exceptional legacy that I know will live on in the good works of our board, staff, volunteers and members who were so inspired by her.”A condolence book, along with a photo of Cynthia Rosedale, is available at the Welcome Desk at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. All who knew her are encouraged to sign the condolence book, which will be given to the surviving family.center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

TDs Introduce Private Members Motion Over Crisis Facing Irish Airports

first_imgPrint A group of 15 Independent TDs will introduce a Private Members Motion to the Dáil tomorrow (10:00am-midday, Wednesday, 11 November 2020) seeking a range of Government interventions to offset “the imminent crisis facing Irish airports”, in particular Shannon, Knock, Kerry, Donegal and Cork airports.The group, comprising members of the Independent, Rural Independent and Regional Independent groupings, is calling on the Government to:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up implement in full the recommendations of the Aviation Recovery Taskforceprepare a new national aviation policy that recognises the importance of regional connectivity to balanced and more sustainable regional developmentrevise Fáilte Ireland objectives to include attracting tourists to fly directly into the State’s regional airportsdevelop a testing regime for passengers to and from both Orange and Red listed destinations in the EU in order to fully implement the spirit of the recent European Council Recommendation on a co-ordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemicinclude Shannon and Cork Airports in financial assistance currently provided by the State for capital works and the development of routes, as allowed under EU state aid rules, and that the said financial assistance be increased in recognition of the precarious financial position of airports outside Dublinacknowledge Shannon Airport’s traditional role as Ireland’s transit airport and the reduced carbon-emissions of intercontinental flights from the airport due to its longer runway and in acknowledgement thereof limit fifth-freedom rights to airlines using Shannon Airport for intercontinental transit flights.The group is “seeking Government recognition of the vital strategic role occupied by the aviation sector in the development of the national economy and the importance of maintaining connectivity to the regions, as well as acknowledgement of the link between attracting foreign direct investment into regions and their aviation connectivity.“We are also asking Government to recognise that transatlantic flights to and from Shannon can be operated with a reduced carbon footprint per passenger to those operated from Dublin Airport and also the unsustainability of an ever-increasing proportion of tourists to Ireland flying into Dublin Airport whence they are being bussed to other regions of the State.”The group of Independent TDs comprises Michael McNamara (Clare), Joan Collins (Dublin South-Central), Marian Harkin (Sligo Leitrim), Thomas Pringle (Donegal), Catherine Connolly (Galway West), Michael Fitzmaurice (Roscommon Galway).Michael Collins (Cork South West), Sean Canney, (Galway East), Noel Grealish, (Galway West) Danny Healy Rae, Michael Healy Rae (Kerry), Richard O’Donoghue (Limerick), Denis Naughten (Roscommon Galway), Mattie McGrath (Tipperary) and Carol Nolan (Laois/Offaly). NewsTDs Introduce Private Members Motion Over Crisis Facing Irish AirportsBy Staff Reporter – November 10, 2020 105 Advertisement Email WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Linkedin Facebook Previous articleWATCH: RG Snyman’s Road to RecoveryNext article#Gaeilge24 sa Mhodhscoil i Luimnigh Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Record Cocaine Seizure in Colombian Caribbean

first_imgBy Myriam Ortega/Diálogo May 31, 2018 The Colombian National Navy continues its frontal assault against narcotrafficking in the Colombian Caribbean. “We seized 27,419 kilograms of cocaine [from January to April 2018], a record amount for the Caribbean Naval Force over the last three years,” Commander Jorge Enrique Herrera, operational supervisor of the Caribbean Naval Force, told Diálogo. Authorities seized 50 percent in international waters, in coordination with various partner nations from Central and North America. “We can speak directly with the United States, Mexico, Panama, Jamaica, Guatemala, and Honduras. They send air and sea support in real time to mitigate these threats navigating our waters,” Cmdr. Herrera said. “We obtained significant results through maritime treaties and by means of international cooperation with those countries.” Coordinated efforts also take place within Colombia. “In Colombia, efforts are integrated and shared among various organizations, including the public force and other government agencies that deal with this phenomenon,” Commander Julián Cuartas López, commander of the Cartagena Coast Guard Station, told Diálogo. “This makes us more efficient. It allows us to hit these organizations harder and disrupt their logistics.” During March and April 2018 alone, the Navy led several operations resulting in the seizure of more than 1.5 tons of cocaine. The three most recent seizures occurred in the waters off La Guajira, Tierra Bomba Island, and Cartagena. At sea On April 29th, an interagency operation between the Navy, Air Force, and Office of the Attorney General seized a shipment of more than 500 kg of cocaine in Alta Guajira. An SR-560 surveillance and reconnaissance plane from the Third Combat Air Command detected a go-fast boat with possible contraband aboard. “In cooperation with personnel from the Ballenas Coast Guard Station, [we intercepted] a boat with three motors that traveled at high speed,” Cmdr. Herrera said. The boat was detained 6 nautical miles from the coast. Five people and 25 packages containing 500 kg of cocaine were found aboard. The Navy stated that the seized drugs belonged to the Los Pachencha criminal group. The shipment, valued at more than $16 million, was headed to Central America, then to the United States. The Tierra Bomba container On April 16th, Navy units seized a container holding 700 kg of cocaine hydrochloride on Tierra Bomba, an island located in the western Caribbean, near Cartagena. Authorities found the drugs in 25 sacks, divided into 679 packets. Navy intelligence first monitored the area for a week. Next, troops from the 12th Marine Battalion based in Cartagena deployed to the area to begin searching for drugs with help from the Coast Guard. “Before nightfall, we managed [to seize] almost 700 kg of cocaine hydrochloride in an uninhabited area near the Tierra Bomba Island cemetery,” Cmdr. Herrera said. The drugs, which belonged to the Gulf Clan criminal group, were stored in a container drug traffickers used as a collection center. According to the Navy, the drugs were bound for Europe, where they would be worth $42 million.. Drug traffickers have partners on the island who help them load seagoing ships en route to the United States and Europe with drugs. “They use a go-fast boat for this,” Cmdr. Herrera said. “When they reach the shipping channel, the boat attaches [to the ship], and, with hooks and aluminum ladders, two or three people climb aboard. Then, they lift the drugs aboard with hooks and mooring ropes and hide them in containers selected beforehand.” Container in Cartagena During another operation, Navy intelligence monitored a suspected Gulf Clan shipment for three months, which was to arrive in Cartagena in a container from the Port of Barranquilla, Colombia. Its final destination was Santo Tomás de los Castillos, Guatemala. At the beginning of March, authorities received confirmation that the shipment was at the Bosque Dock Port Complex in Cartagena. “It hadn’t left the dock yet. The container was successfully set apart so that a special inspection could be carried out, during which all the material [the cocaine] was found,” Cmdr. Cuartas said. The coordinated operation between the Colombian Navy and National Police seized 413 kg of cocaine hydrochloride, which they discovered during a two-hour search after unloading the cargo. The drugs were packed in 407 packets. The shipment, destined for Europe, would have been worth more than $30 million, according to a Navy press release. The strategies drug traffickers use present challenges for the authorities. “They have a great number of methods they use throughout the Caribbean. The challenge will always be to forcefully attack all the different methods these organizations use to transport illegal drugs to other countries,” Cmdr. Cuartas concluded.last_img read more

Wellington girls volleyball team go 2-3 in season opening Winfield tournament

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Wellington girls volleyball team won two of their five games this weekend in the season opening Winfield tournament. Great start to the year and hope to get better each day,” said Hannah Shuck, Wellington girls volleyball coach. “We are not satisfied with only winning 2 and plan to keep working hard to improve each week. WHS vs Trinity- Loss.Game 1- 20-25 loss.Game 2- 19-25 loss.WHS vs Conway Springs- WIN.Game 1 – 25-14 WinGame 2 – 19-25 lossGame 3 – 25-20 WinWHS vs Buhler- WIN.Game 1- 25-23 winGame 2- 25-22 winWHS vs El Dorado-Loss.Game 1- 13-25 LossGame 2- 20-25 LossWHS vs Winfield- Loss.Game 1- 14-25 LossGame 2- 23-25 LossWellington’s next game is Tuesday, Aug.30 at Circle with Winfield. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Video: The 40 hottest football WAGs in the world part two

first_imgThe football is back and that means these glamorous ladies are, too.THE 40 HOTTEST WAGS IN FOOTBALL PART ONEFor more great videos, check out the talkSPORT YouTube channel.last_img

GM, Isuzu keep trucking in SA

first_img23 October 2006Japan’s Isuzu Motors and General Motors South Africa (GMSA) are to invest R80-million (R40-million each) in a new joint venture company that will take over the marketing, sales and support of all Isuzu trucks weighing over 3.5 tons in SA and its neighbouring countries.The investment comes on the back of booming vehicle sales and strong economic growth prospects for the country as a whole.South African new vehicle sales hit an all-time record of over 617 000 units in 2005 – up from 480 879 units in 2004 and 381 456 units in 2003 – making the country one of the best performing automobile markets internationally.The year’s sales were driven by in large part by trucks, with light commercial vehicle sales up by 25.9% over 2004, medium commercial sales up a massive 41.8%, and heavy commercial sales up 24.5%.“The South African market scale is likely to grow as big as the Australian market scale,” Isuzu said in a statement on Monday.To date, GMSA has been marketing and distributing Isuzu-make trucks and pickups in South Africa along with its own GM-brand passenger cars.Now, Isuzu and GMSA have agreed to establish Isuzu Truck South Africa (Pty) Limited as a joint venture company capitalised at R80-million – 50% held by Isuzu and 50% held by GMSA – to enable Isuzu to get more involved in the commercial vehicle business in southern Africa.While GMSA will continue to handle distribution of Isuzu’s 1-ton light commercial vehicle range, Isuzu Truck SA will handle the medium and heavy trucks, starting in January 2007 (subject to local competition authority approval).GMSA’s Malcolm Gould told Business Report on Friday that Isuzu Truck SA would spend R350-million over two years on upgrading the current Isuzu truck national retailer network and expanding GMSA’s Isuzu truck assembly capacity at its Kempston Road plant in Port Elizabeth.Isuzu said it plans to grow its market share for commercial vehicles in South Africa from 8% in 2005 (2 307 units) to 13% in 2007 (3 500 units) and 20% in 2010 (5 600 units).Gauld told Business Day that Isuzu Truck SA would operate as a separate entity with offices in Johannesburg and 48 members of staff, including 40 new positions as well as two senior secondments from Isuzu Motors Japan: Masatoshi Kobayashi (MD) and Hiroshi Iizuka (business co-ordination and special projects manager).SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Green Building Myth: Technology Will Solve All Our Problems

first_imgThe last several weeks I’ve written about a number of common myths of green building. Here’s another: that the energy-conservation features and products we install are enough to ensure that our houses will be top energy performers.The starting point in greening a home should always be the sorts of features I cover weekly in this blog: high levels of insulation, good air sealing and weatherization, efficient heating and cooling equipment, energy-efficient appliances and lighting, and renewable energy systems. But these systems aren’t enough to ensure that our energy bills will be low. How we operate our houses also has a huge impact.To use an extreme example, even a superinsulated house with R-50 walls and triple-glazed windows will use a huge amount of energy if we leave the windows open all winter. Most of us would never do that — but we do leave the lights on and run water unnecessarily all the time. Below are a few strategies to help us save energy through thoughtful operation of our houses:1. Turn off the lightsLighting spaces that aren’t occupied wastes energy, pure and simple. No matter how efficient the electric lighting technology, turning those lights off saves more energy. Turn off the lights when you leave a room; if you can’t remember to do that — or if others in your family can’t — install occupancy sensors that turn off lights automatically after a room has been unoccupied for a certain length of time. (I like manual-on, auto-off occupancy sensors, so the lights don’t turn on when your cat walks into a room.) For outdoor lighting, if we can’t remember to turn lights on and off manually, motion sensors can be used to turn on lights only when needed, and photosensors will turn them off during the day.2. Use task lightingOften, we don’t need to light up a whole room. By turning on lights only where you need them — a practice known as “task lighting” — we can save lots of energy.3. Take shorter showersHeating water is one of the two or three largest energy uses in most homes — and as we improve the energy performance of our building envelopes (insulation levels, air tightness, windows, etc.), water heating becomes proportionally more important. Showers are typically the largest use of hot water in homes, and we can save a lot by not only installing low-flow showerheads (less than 2.0 gallons per minute) but also by taking shorter showers. A shower control that lets you turn the flow down while shampooing or lathering is another great way to save.4. Don’t leave the faucet runningIn the bathroom, avoid the temptation to leave the tap on while brushing your teeth or shaving. In the kitchen, don’t pre-rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, or if you must pre-rinse, turn on the water for just a few seconds to do so — and use cold water.5. Fill up the dishwasherMost dishwashers use almost as much water with a half load as a full load, so you can save a lot of water and energy by waiting to run the dishwasher until it’s full. Maybe you’ll have to buy a few more dishes, but you’ll save money in the long run if this permits you to run the dishwasher only every second or third day.6. Wash full loads of laundryThe same argument for running full loads in the dishwasher applies as well to clothes washers. Wait until you can run a full load.7. Hang clothes outdoorsIn good weather, you’ll save a lot of energy by hanging clothes outdoors. This will also save wear-and-tear on your clothes. (If you need evidence for this, think about where that lint you empty from the dryer trap is coming from!)8. During the summer, operate your house to reduce air conditioning useWith hot days and cool nights (except when it’s very humid), it makes sense to close up the house during the day and open it up at night. During the day close windows and also lower blinds if you aren’t home (to block solar heat gain). Then at night open the house up to bring in cooler night air. In some places or during some times of year, this can totally obviate the need for air conditioning.Achieving energy savings in homes is really a two-part strategy. First, we need the energy-saving technologies and systems in place. But often just as important is how we operate our houses for optimal energy performance. It isn’t rocket science, but it does take some common sense. Fancy technology isn’t the answer for everything.I invite you to share comments on this blog.—Alex Wilson is the executive editor of Environmental Building News and founder of BuildingGreen, LLC. To keep up with his latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feeds.last_img read more

Why the Full Frame vs. Crop Sensor Argument Isn’t Important

first_imgSensor size may be less important that you imagined.Traditionally I would advise people to get a full-frame camera if they could, but it seems like the necessity to shoot with a full frame sensor has been diminishing over the past few years. Full frame cameras get better bokeh (background blur) and they don’t have a crop factor, but in many ways they are as capable as their cropped sensor counterparts.Lens manufacturers are creating more lenses designed for cropped sensors, lessening the ‘inconvenience’ of shooting with a cropped sensor camera. So, the biggest consideration is the size of the crop factor. Whereas, a regular APS-C camera has a crop factor of around 1.7x, the difference between this and a full frame camera is lessened. However, if you’re shooting with a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, which has a crop factor of 2.88x, you will see a significantly larger difference between this and a full frame camera.The following video created by Zack Arias shows us the real difference between a full vs. cropped sensor. In the video, Zack shares his opinion on why you shouldn’t care so much about cropped sensors.This video was first shared by Zach Arias on his YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing Zach!One thing to note is that while there may not be huge differences between a full vs. cropped sensor in functionality, there is often a positive correlation between sensor size and camera specs. So if we are looking at a Canon camera for example a 7D with a cropped sensor isn’t going to have specs that are as good as a 6D with a full frame sensor. Keep this in mind next time you go looking for a new camera.If you want to learn more about sensors, stabilization, and crop factor check out our Understanding Lenses series on the PremiumBeat blog where we take an in-depth look at all the features to consider when purchasing a lens.Do you think Zack’s argument is valid? Do we place too much importance on sensor size rather than camera specs? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Book it: Devin Booker hits 28 to win 3-point contest

first_imgView comments Nets’ Dinwiddie wins skills challenge John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City00:50Trending 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 justice Booker, the 21-year-old sharpshooter in his third season with Phoenix, is averaging 24.2 points per game this season as the NBA’s 12th-leading scorer. Eleven months after the shooting guard dropped 70 points against Boston to become the youngest player in NBA history to score even 60 in a game, Booker added another accolade to his promising career with the 3-Point title.Thompson beat the buzzer with his final shot of the first round to reach the finals with 19 points. Booker also scored 19 and Harris had 18. LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 17: Devin Booker accepts the trophy for the 2018 JBL Three-Point Contest at Staples Center on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFPDevin Booker of the Phoenix Suns won the 3-point contest with a record 28 points in the final round. He beat 2016 champion Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors and Tobias Harris of the Los Angeles Clippers.“It feels really good,” Booker said. “I wanted to go out there and make a name for myself.”ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Did he ever. He was sensational in the final round on Saturday, when he missed only five of 25 shots.Each player shot five five-ball racks with a one-minute time limit. The final ball of each one was a “money ball” worth two points, and one of the racks, usually the last one, was all money balls. Booker made the money ball shot on his first four racks, and then made four of the five balls on the money ball rack.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHarris, Booker and Thompson advanced from the eight-man field to the finals. Harris scored 17 points before Booker scorched the nets for 28 points. Thompson followed and scored 25 points.The previous record was 27 points, set by Stephen Curry in 2015 and matched by Thompson the following year.center_img Read Next LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stinglast_img read more