The Shade Store Throws a Party

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News 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. 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Business News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img The Shade Store in Pasadena threw a Grand Opening Party to celebrate their new Pasadena showroom. If you are not familiar with The Shade Store, what better way to get acquainted.The Shade Store offers consumers the finest quality custom window treatments in a simple, straightforward process that makes custom easy and affordable. Consultants Christi, Meghan, Kathy and Mariko were on hand to make sure all your window treatment questions were answered as well as to make sure you had plenty to nosh and drink.Speaking of nosh, a delightful spread of Wraps, Hummus and Baklava oh my, was provided by Father Nature Lavash Wraps. I must say, some of the finest and freshest Mediterranean fare I have had the pleasure to nosh on.As good as the nosh was, the real star of the evening was The Shade Store itself. The store offers the consumer a bright well-lit interior and atmosphere with which to browse, touch and feel your way to window treatment bliss. And oh yeah, the staff will take good care of you!The Shade Store Pasadena, 133 West Colorado Blvd., (800) 754-1455 or visit theshadestore.com. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Gatherings The Shade Store Throws a Party From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, September 18, 2015 | 2:02 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

TO THE RESCUE (Mary J. Donohoe)

first_imgTO THE RESCUE — Brayden Melyan was saved by a brave firefighter during a fire safety lesson in Mrs. Murphy’s P.M. Pre-Kindergarten Class at Mary J. Donohoe School.  A big thank you to the Bayonne Fire Department for making our afternoon extra special. ×last_img

News story: Funding boost for councils looking after asylum seeking children

first_img This Government is fully committed to helping the most vulnerable children affected by the migration crisis and that is why we have provided protection to over 34,600 children since 2010. I recognise the vital role local authorities play in this effort and that is why I have increased the funding available for looking after unaccompanied asylum seeking children by over £30 million. This funding will help make sure the Government and local authorities across the UK can continue to work together to support vulnerable children. A significant increase in funding for local authorities looking after unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC), has been announced today (8 May 2019) by the Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes.The change means that local authorities will be paid the same amount for every UASC that they look after, regardless of the child’s age or when they entered the UK. Local authorities will receive £114 for each child every day that they are in their care which equates to over £41,600 per year per child.Based on the number of UASC looked after by local authorities, the increase in funding will total over £30 million per year.This is the second time in less than 3 years the Home Office has significantly increased the funding available for the care of UASC.Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said: The announcement comes after the completion of a review into the funding for UASC, which involved consultation with a large number of local authorities, NGOs, the Association of Directors of Children’s Services and the Local Government Association.Local authorities will now be paid £114 per night for every UASC they support which is a 61% increase on the lowest rate that is currently paid.The substantial increase demonstrates the government’s commitment to helping local authorities supporting vulnerable asylum seeking children across the UK.Children’s social care is funded through the local government finance settlement and the Home Office contribution is in addition to this funding.Alongside the increase in funding and simplification of the process, the Home Office is working to reduce the time it takes to conclude UASC asylum cases. The Home Office is working with stakeholders to develop a new service standard to ensure a better prioritisation of cases.There is also ongoing work to progress the commitments the government made in the Safeguarding Strategy. For example, more information is being produced for children and their social workers about the asylum process.The government has continually shown its commitment to supporting vulnerable children affected by the migration crisis, as shown by the fact that the UK provided protection to over 6,600 children in 2018 and over 34,600 since the start of 2010.Further information on the funding arrangementsUnder current arrangements local authorities are awarded a different amount of money depending on the age of the child and when they arrived in the UK. This change will make the system simpler for councils and comes following consultation with local authorities.There are currently a range of rates, with UASC aged 16 or over attracting a rate of £71 or £91. According to latest published statistics, over 80% of UASC are aged 16 or over, which means that the vast majority of local authorities will benefit significantly from this uplift.last_img read more

Local libraries, authors featured in state program

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — More than 25 cities and towns will host 11 Indiana authors over the next few months as part of a statewide speakers program. Indiana Humanities awarded funds to 27 nonprofit organizations to bring an award-winning Indiana author to their community to speak to a public audience as part of the Novel Conversations Speakers Program.The program, open to public libraries, schools, churches, museums, community centers and other nonprofit organizations, was funded by a grant from The Glick Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. Awardees were matched with authors that are current and past recipients of the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. Speaking events will take place through June 2018.“We’re so thankful for this partnership and the opportunity to provide readers from across Indiana access to some of our most talented authors,” said Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana Humanities. “The generous support from The Glick Fund allows more Hoosiers to connect with impactful literature and thoughtful conversations.”The authors, along with the selected organizations and cities, include:Barker Mansion, Michigan City (Author: Michael Shelden)Bartholomew County Public Library, Columbus (Author: Adrian Matejka)Barton Rees Pogue Memorial Library, Upland (Author: Philip Gulley)Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center, Indianapolis (Author: Francesca Zappia)Boston Middle School, La Porte (Author: Edward Kelsey Moore)Brick Street Poetry, Beech Grove (Author: Adrian Matejka)Delphi Public Library, Delphi (Author: John David Anderson)Dubois Branch Library, Dubois (Author: Laura Bates)Fairmount Public Library, Fairmount (Author: Philip Gulley)Franklin County Public Library, Brookville (Author: Lori Rader-Day)Greenfield-Central Community Corporation, Greenfield (Author: John David Anderson)Hamilton East Public Library, Fishers (Author: Adrian Matejka)Huntington City Township Public Library, Huntington (Author: Lori Rader-Day)J.W. Riley High School, South Bend (Author: Bill Kenley)Jasper Public Library, Jasper (Author: Laura Bates)Johnson County Public Library, Franklin (Author: Edward Kelsey Moore)Marion Public Library, Marion (Author: Philip Gulley)Middlebury Community Public Library, Middlebury (Author: Philip Gulley)New Albany–Floyd County Public Library, New Albany (Author: John David Anderson)Oakland City Columbia Township Public Library, Oakland City (Author: Philip Gulley)Osgood Public Library, Osgood (Author: Lori Rader-Day)Owen County Public Library, Spencer (Author: Sarah Gerkensmeyer)Roachdale Public Library, Roachdale (Author: Bill Kenley)Southmont High School, Crawfordsville (Author: Francesca Zappia)Stephen Foster Elementary School, Indianapolis (Author: John David Anderson)Walton and Tipton Township Public Library, Walton (Author: Laura Bates)Washington Carnegie Public Library, Washington (Author: Bryan Furuness)Lori Rader-Day’s debut mystery, The Black Hour, won the 2015 Anthony Award for Best First Novel and was a finalist for the 2015 Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her second novel, Little Pretty Things, won the 2016 Mary Higgins Clark Award and was a nominee for the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original. Little Pretty Things was named a 2015 “most arresting crime novel” by Kirkus Reviews and one of the top ten crime novels of the year by Booklist. Her third novel, The Day I Died, will be released by Harper Collins William Morrow on April 11, 2017. She lives in Chicago.In addition to paying the speakers’ fees, Indiana Humanities will provide participating organizations with resources such as a communications toolkit, press release template and event banner. Participating organizations are responsible for working with authors to schedule engagements and cover any travel expenses. Author events must be completed by June 30, 2018.Indiana Humanities’ Novel Conversations program is a free statewide lending library offering sets of books, primarily fiction and biographies, to reading and discussion groups at libraries, senior centers, schools and other places throughout the state. Indiana Humanities makes available 600 titles by more than 500 authors, approximately 45 of whom are Hoosiers. All of the authors taking part in this year’s speakers program are represented in the Novel Conversations library.last_img read more

Clippers defeat Lakers 114-89 in ‘rivalry’ game at Staples Center

first_img“It was nice,” Rivers said, “that the starters could not play the fourth quarter. But for me, it’s more just the spirit of how we played. That’s for me every night. We’re just working on our spacing and making quicker decisions offensively and then just being in the right spots defensively.“I thought they followed the game plan defensively terrifically.” Indeed, it was a fun night for the Clippers. Heck, even Fergie gave a surprise performance between the first and second quarters that had owner Steve Ballmer dancing like no one was watching.As happy as Rivers was, Scott was that peeved, calling his team “soft” several times postgame.“Very disappointed with the way we played and effort,” he said. “What I said at halftime, I hope they take it to heart and I’ll leave it at that. I thought we came out soft. I’m pretty surprised. Surprised and disappointed. We were soft. No, the Clippers and Lakers are not yet a rivalry, Lakers coach Byron Scott said Wednesday morning.“It’s still a Lakers town. Purple and gold,” he said. “It can’t be a rivalry until both teams are competing for championships.”This may not yet be a rivalry, but the Clippers again showed who is currently boss in Los Angeles by demolishing the Lakers 114-89 Wednesday night before a sellout crowd of 19,487 at Staples Center. The Clippers have now won nine of the past 10 over the Lakers dating back to Nov. 2, 2012.The Clippers led by as many as 43 points at 106-63, so even though this victory came against a Lakers team that is now 11-25, Clippers coach Doc Rivers was stoked that his team was able to stomp a team instead of letting it back into a game, which has been a problem. “I don’t consider a lot of respect for that team over there. They’re a good team, but I don’t consider them a physical basketball team. But they came out and punched us. We were soft, period.”Blake Griffin led the Clippers (24-12) with 27 points on 9-of-13 shooting and also had 10 rebounds and eight assists, falling two assists shy of a triple-double. Chris Paul scored 24 points with 11 assists and made 4 of 6 from 3-point range. Matt Barnes went for 19 points while making 5 of 10 from beyond the arc. J.J. Redick and DeAndre Jordan scored 10 apiece with Jordan pulling down 13 rebounds and blocking three shots.The Clippers led 34-24 after one quarter and the Lakers twice pulled within six points early in the second. Other than that, the Clippers were pounding down on that gas pedal all the way through.Paul noticed.“It was really nice,” he said. “It all started with our defensive intensity and we played with the right pace. Coach stayed on us before the game and told us that we needed to play with a better pace and that starts on the defensive end.”Jordan Clarkson led the Lakers with 14 points, Jordan Hill and Wayne Ellington had 13 apiece, Jeremy Lin scored 12, Nick Young had 11 and Carlos Boozer scored 10. Lin started in place of Ronnie Price, who was out with a broken nose.Kobe Bryant missed his first eight shots and ended up with four points on 2-of-12 shooting. He did have eight rebounds and seven assists.Rivers praised the defense Barnes played on Bryant, who played more of a facilitator by taking just four shots in the first half. But Barnes did not brag much about it.“In the first half I think he tried to get his team involved,” said Barnes, who played with a touch of the flu. “Second half, he got a little bit more aggressive. But my goal with him is, you know, I’ve guarded him and played him so much, just take away the easy stuff and keep him off the foul line and I think that’s what I did tonight.”Bryant was chagrined.“The game got away from us,” he said. “When it gets away from us, I’m trying to rush things and change momentum and get us back in a little bit.”He gave praise to the Clippers.“They’re just better,” said Bryant, whose team was also missing Wes Johnson (strained hip flexor). “They just got better players and they come at you in waves and they’re deeper. They have a lot of shooters on the floor. We’re short-handed. We miss Ronnie. We miss Wes. We miss their length and we miss that speed and defensive versatility.”The Clippers have won four of their past five, all those victories coming against teams with poor records. The Lakers have lost six of eight.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more