Pasadena Public Library Celebrates Kwanzaa Festival

first_imgCommunity News Pasadena Public Library Celebrates Kwanzaa Festival From STAFF REPORTS Published on Saturday, December 27, 2014 | 1:22 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. Make a comment Join Pasadena Public Library for Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community & Culture on Saturday, December 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave.Kwanzaa is an African-Americans celebration of life introduced by Dr. Maulana Karenga introduced the festival in 1966 to the United States as a ritual to welcome the first harvests to the home. Dr. Karenga created this festival for Afro-Americans as a response to the commercialism of Christmas.Enjoy music, stories and tasty dishes prepared by members of the Pasadena Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.For more information contact Pat Smith (626) 744-7268 or [email protected] Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Business News 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

South Pasadena City Council Promotes Intergovernmental Collaboration via Regional Boards

first_img 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Government South Pasadena City Council Promotes Intergovernmental Collaboration via Regional Boards Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 | 12:34 pm Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Community News Seeing the benefits of collaborating across city lines with community partners, the South Pasadena City Council is taking an active role in regional issues via Regional Governmental Boards. This is highlighted by two recent appointments: Mayor Robert S. Joe’s appointment to Chairperson of the Foothill Employment and Training Consortium (FETC) Policy Board, and Councilmember Marina Khubesrian’s appointment to Chairperson of the Arroyo Verdugo Subregion Board.The FETC implements workforce investment programs on behalf of the Cities of South Pasadena, Arcadia, Duarte, Monrovia, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre including vocational and pre-vocational training, customized employer training, and skills assessments to the unemployed and other job seekers. As elected officials overseeing the FETC, the Policy Board provides direction on the delivery of services utilizing Federal employment and training funds. The Arroyo Verdugo Subregion Board provides long-term planning direction for the Cities of South Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale, La Canada Flintridge, Pasadena, and adjacent unincorporated communities.The City Council has a long tradition of using regional boards to partner with other cities and local governments on issues of regional concern. Councilmember Michael Cacciotti has advocated for improved environmental conditions throughout southern California as a member of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board since February 2008. Councilmember Diana Mahmud advocates for improved environmental conditions throughout San Gabriel Valley as a member of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Committee. Councilmember Richard Schneider regularly attends meetings of the Technical Advisory Committee for the SR-710 North Study, and previously participated on committees for the San Gabriel Council of Governments. 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 Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Survey shows how people really use lawyers

first_img Survey shows how people really use lawyers Survey shows how people really use lawyers Consumers most often use lawyers for reasons other than to file a lawsuit, according to a new Florida Bar survey.Of the more than 800 responses to the online survey conducted by the Bar as part of the Dignity in Law initiative between June and September, more than 80 percent of respondents said they have used an attorney over the past year for reasons other than filing a lawsuit or defending one.The Bar survey found that 16 percent of the participants cited real estate transactions as the reason they used a lawyer in the past year, followed by child support/custody matters, which garnered 13 percent of total responses. Those who filed a lawsuit or sought to litigate a matter in court consisted of only 11 percent of the total participants. Bankruptcy filings and divorce/separation issues rounded out the top five, with each garnering nine percent of responses.Bar President Tod Aronovitz said the purpose of the online survey was to identify which common legal matters Floridians most often use an attorney. The findings are important, he said, to help combat the negative perception created by television and movie portrayals that glamorize criminal law, when, in fact, criminal law is only one of many legal specialties.The survey results — along with downloadable graphics — are being offered to media outlets across the state.“Contrary to the sensationalized criminal cases that the public most often associates with the legal profession, most legal work is essential and goes largely unnoticed,” Aronovitz said. “From buying or selling a home to preparing a will, Floridians rely on attorneys to ensure that their rights and best interests are protected.”Drawing up a will was the reason another 8 percent of survey participants hired a lawyer, while 7 percent needed counsel on probate and estate settlement matters. A lawyer was used to draw up an agreement or contract by only 5 percent of respondents, while traffic cases and insurance claims were cited least often. In addition, 13 percent of those surveyed responded that legal services were obtained for other situations not indicated in the survey.center_img October 15, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more

Preventing next year’s tax bill

first_img 164SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Myriam DiGiovanni After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details If you’ll be receiving a bill from the IRS instead of a big refund, you’re not alone.The Government Accountability Office estimates that about 2 in 10 taxpayers will owe money to the IRS.While it might be too late to do anything about this year’s bill, there are steps you can take now to ensure next year’s tax season treats you better.Adjust W-4 withholding: Review your W-4. Check the withholding calculator on IRS.gov to figure out if you have the right number of personal allowances on your W-4. After the passing of the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS and U.S. Department of the Treasury changed the withholding guidelines employers use to determine how much income tax to deduct from paychecks. The result was an increase in your paycheck. Those who didn’t adjust the personal allowances on their W-4 accordingly, may have had too little income tax taken out of each paycheck. It’s always a good idea to make adjustments when there is a major life event like marriage or having a child.Review your tax filing status: Did you select the best tax filing status? The one that will keep the most money in your account? There are five to choose from: single, head of household, married filing separately, married filing jointly and qualified widow. Your filing status determines your tax rate and deduction eligibility.Do your research: Have you opened accounts that provide tax breaks such as 401(K)s, Individual Retirement Accounts, Health Savings Accounts and 529 accounts, to name a few? Do you know your tax bracket? Don’t be afraid to explore various educational resources to help you make sense of your taxes.last_img read more

Social media influencers key actors in democracy: Palace

first_imgThe State Palace has defended the use of social media influencers to promote public policies, claiming the opinion leaders spearheaded the country’s digital transformation and democracy.Presidential spokesperson Fadjroel Rachman said influencers played a vital role as “key opinion leaders” to help communicate public policy in a connected society dominated by a digitally active middle class.“The active role of these digital actors is an inevitability in the country’s digital transformation. They will continue to grow their important roles in developing an information network to affect social, economic and productive political activities,” Fadjroel wrote in a statement on Monday. He added that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had urged the country to push through a digital change as a prerequisite for a digital economic and democratic transformation. “Therefore, many policies need to be based on digital society and system.”Read also: ‘Unhealthy in a democracy’: Concerns mount over govt using ‘influencers’ to promote policiesThe government has been criticized for using social media influencers to promote its policies. Civil society groups have expressed concern that such a practice might be used to cover up problems in policies and muddle the public discourse.A study issued by Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) found that President Jokowi’s administration had spent Rp 90.4 billion (US$6 million) since its first term in office on goods and services procurement containing the word “influencers” in the documents.NGOs fear social media influencers might speak beyond their capacity or without proper disclosure that their content is sponsored or under a paid partnership with the government.Several social media influencers came under fire in August for posting content supporting the controversial omnibus bill on job creation using the hashtag #IndonesiaButuhKerja (Indonesia Needs Jobs).While denying that the campaign had been ordered by the government, an expert with the Executive Office of the Presidential, Donny Gahral Adian, argued that using influencers to promote policies was fair enough, because they could reach a broad audience through social media.Topics :last_img read more

North Ward the place for consistency

first_imgAerial photograghs of the Strand, North Ward, Castle Hill.PROPERTY prices in North Ward are expected to grow steadily, according to national property analyst Terry Ryder.Mr Ryder has released the summer edition of the Price Predictor Index which ranks Australian suburbs, including eight in Townsville, as either danger markets, markets that have plateaud, consistent markets or markets either rising steadily or rising fast.While no Townsville suburbs were danger markets, Annandale, Bushland Beach, Douglas, Kelso, Kirwan, Mount Louisa and Rasmussen were “plateau” markets.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020According to the report plateau markets are suburbs which have reached their peak and plateaued but are still higher than levels of a few years earlier. North Ward was the only Townsville suburb classed as consistent with a median house price of $525,000. The report stated suburbs rated as consistency markets, such as North Ward, were a good option for buyers looking for safe investments.Consistency markets are “locations likely to record steady price growth over the longer term and are less likely to experience price decline”.The Price Predictor Index relies on sales volume data, rather than median prices.Mr Ryder says measuring market movement by median price change was flawed as medians only record the recent past prices whereas sales volumes predict the future.last_img read more

Bedford ‘disappointed’ by Coe over Russia doping mail

first_imgBy Mitch PhillipsLONDON, England (Reuters) – David Bedford, the former director of the London Marathon, said yesterday he was “surprised and disappointed” that IAAF president Sebastian Coe had not read an email he sent warning of the Russian doping scandal.Bedford, a former 10 000m world record holder, told a British Parliamentary Committee that he thought it strange that Coe would have instead forwarded the 2014 mail and unread attachments directly to the IAAF’s Ethics Commission.“I didn’t ask him to do that. And I guess, like you, I find it strange that he did that,” Bedford, 67, told the hearing into combating doping in sport.“When I heard that he hadn’t opened them (the email’s attachments), it’s fair to say I was very surprised and quite disappointed.”Bedford, however, declined to say whether he believed Coe’s claim, which he told the same Committee in December 2015.“I don’t think it matters if I believe him or not,” he said after being pressed on the issue several times. “I was surprised that he said that and that goes some way to answering that question.”Bedford, one of the greats of British distance running and one of the driving forces behind the London Marathon since its inception in 1981, sent Coe details of how Russian marathon runner Liliya Shobukhova had sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to the IAAF to cover up positive doping tests.Coe, an IAAF vice-president at the time, says he sent the mails to the Ethics Commission without opening the attachments.After yesterday’s hearing, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee announced that it had recalled Coe to appear before the end of the month.“David Bedford gave very measured evidence but it raised clear and important questions over the timing and extent of Lord Coe’s knowledge of these allegations, and what action he took about them, especially in light of the evidence he gave to us in December 2015,” Damian Collins, Chair of the Committee, said.The IAAF responded to yesterday’s hearing by saying the evidence offered nothing new to the inquiry.“All information including the emails central to their questioning today were sent to their committee chair in June 2016 and acknowledged. Based upon this Coe has no further information he can provide to the inquiry,” the IAAF said in a statement that included a copy of Coe’s email forwarding Bedford’s to the Ethics Committee.“As we have previously confirmed, Coe’s number one priority was to ensure that the right people in the right place were aware of any allegations and were investigating them. This was confirmed when his office forwarded the emails to the man Coe trusted the most, Michael Beloff, the chair of the-then recently established IAAF Ethics Commission.”last_img read more

2015 AYC U-20 Semi-finals: Michael Sai replaces Mutawakilu in goal for Nigeria match

first_imgCoach Sellas Tetteh has handed goalkeeper Michael Sai his first start for the crunch semi final match of the African Under 20 Championship against Nigeria this evening. The goalkeeper replaces Mutawakilu Seidu, who kept the posts in Ghana’s three group games.  The introduction of Sai is the only significant change in Coach Sellas Tetteh’s starting line up for the match. Meanwhile striker Benjamin Tetteh, who missed the last grouo match against Mali returns to the side to partner Yaw Yeboah in attack. Defender Joe Adjei who was rested against Mali also returns to the startKick off is at 5:00pm  GHANA’S STARTING LINE UP Michael Sai Owusu Bempah Patrick Asmah Joe Addo  Joe Adjei Kofi Yeboa  Asiedu Attobrah Cliffored Aboagye Benjamin Tetteh   Yaw Yeboah Prosper Kassimlast_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang named 2015 African Player of the Year

first_imgGabonese striker Pierre Eric Aubameyang has been named 2015 African Player of the Year at a colourful ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria.The 26-year-old beat Manchester City’s Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure who was seeking to win a record fifth title and Ghana’s Andre Ayew of Ghana to the award.Aubameyang benefited from his excellent club performance throughout the year despite failing to win a major trophy with DortmundThe speedy striker finished the second half of 2015 with 27 goals in 27 appearances.Aubameyang earned 143 points while Yaya Toure and Andre Ayew earned 136 and 112 points to finish second and third respectively.This is the second time Andre Ayew has placed third at the African Player of the Year after finishing in the same position in 2011. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Kootenay Ice host Major Midget tryout camp this weekend at NDCC Arena

first_imgMidget-aged hockey players from throughout the Kootenays will be in Nelson this weekend to attend the evaluation camp of the Kootenay Ice Midget AAA Hockey Team.The Ice is part of the 11-team B.C. Major Midget Hockey League for players 15, 16 and 17 year old.Camps are held every year to evaluate players and help coaches select teams. The Kootenay Ice camp, headed up by head coach Mario DiBella and former Nelson Leaf assistant Sean Dooley, is one of 11 held throughout the province.Camp, set for the NDCC Arena in Nelson, begins Friday at 4:30 p.m. with registration followed by a parent meeting.Players, divided into two groups, take to the ice for sessions to close out the first day.Saturday, coaches and evaluators select three teams for scrimmage games.Those teams will be cut to two teams, which play a two-hour game Sunday morning.The tryout camp concludes with player interview Sunday afternoon.The success of the BCMML is at an all time high with the 2011-2012 Evaluation Camps setting a new record for the highest registration in league history.  Approximately 800 players will hit the ice this weekend.The 2011 BCMML champion Vancouver North West Giants defeated Alberta rep Red Deer Rebels to advance to the National Midget Championship TELUS Cup for the first time in league history.In 2010-11 the Kootenay Ice finished 10th overall with an 8-25-7 record. Some of last year’s team, including Dryden Hunt of Nelson and Luke Bertolucci of Trail used seasoning in the BCMMHL to garner potential spots on Tier II Junior A rosters in the B.C. Hockey [email protected]last_img read more