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Today: Fire Station 39 Rededication Celebrated with Public Event

first_img Community News 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 From Top Left clockwise: Mayor Bill Bogaard, Fire Chief Calvin Wells, Councilmember Steve Madison and City Manager Michael Beck.The public is invited to join Mayor Bill Bogaard, Councilmember Steve Madison, Fire Chief Calvin E. Wells and other Pasadena officials on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, to celebrate the rededication of Fire Station 39 following its $2.9 million seismic retrofit and renovation.Light refreshments and tours of Fire Station 39 at 50 Avenue 64 will be available after the program, which begins promptly at 11:30 a.m.Fire Station 39 is one of the oldest of the City Fire Department’s eight stations and was originally constructed in 1949. The seismic retrofit and extensive interior remodel work was completed to comply with California earthquake and ADA (Disability Act) standards.Improvement work retained the brick exterior of the two-story, 4,400-square-foot building to maintain the building’s historical significance. Other work increased the building’s energy efficiency; installed new fire sprinklers and alarm systems; new interior living, office and kitchen spaces and a new emergency generator room.The facility will be operational beginning Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 with Engine 39 and four firefighters. The temporary station on Glen Summer Road with Rescue Ambulance 39 will be taken out of service.The City worked with Pasadena Heritage, www.pasadenaheritage.org, to develop a sensible project that retains the building’s historic brick exterior using state historic preservation guidelines.Project funding came from the city’s Capital Improvement Project Fund. The construction project was managed by Pasadena’s Department of Public Works and work was completed by local general contractor Mallcraft, Inc.For information about the dedication ceremony, contact Yesenia Alvarado at (626) 744-7033 or by email to [email protected] information on the Department of Public Works, visit www.cityofpasdena.net/publicworks. For information about the City of Pasadena, visit www.cityofpasadena.net or follow us on [email protected] Government Today: Fire Station 39 Rededication Celebrated with Public Event From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 3:25 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News center_img Make a comment Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyWhat To Do When You’re Not Able To Choose Between Two GuysHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

 

New Jersey police officer rescues teddy bear after 12-year-old with autism calls 911

first_imgWABC-TV(WOODBRIDGE, N.J.) — A boy with autism who called 911 to report that his beloved teddy bear was missing was connected with just the right officer to conduct a search and rescue response to recover the stuffed animal.Woodbridge Police officer Khari Manzini responded to the New Jersey home of 12-year-old Ryan Paul last week after Ryan placed a phone call to emergency dispatchers, telling them that Freddy, his handheld-sized friend, hadn’t been seen in some time, ABC New York station WABC-TV reported.Ryan lost the brown bear while playing in his room, but decided that first responders would be a better option than his parents to help find him, News 12 New Jersey reported.Ryan’s father, Robert Paul, told WABC-TV he was shocked at first to learn that his son had made the call.“I said, ‘Ryan, did you call 911?’” Paul said, prompting his son to reply, “Teddy bear rescue.”Manzini, who has received special training in autism recognition and response, found Freddy once he arrived to the Pauls’ home. It is unclear exactly where the teddy bear was located.“We found the teddy bear, the teddy bear was OK,” Manzini said. “He was in safe hands, no injuries, nothing like that.”Cameras caught the moment Ryan hugged the officer, thanking him for saving his teddy bear. Manzini told News 12 that getting to know the residents and making them feel comfortable is a “major part” of his job.Paul took to Facebook to thank Manzini for his “kindness and understanding” as well as the emergency dispatcher who called the right officer to their home.“I’m glad that we have such a fine and caring police department,” Paul wrote. The firefighter joked that he was “offended” that his own son didn’t enlist his help in the rescue.Paul told News 12 that he’s proud of his son for knowing what to do in an emergency, adding that they need to work on fine-tuning the skill to use in an actual emergency.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

 

Pitney Bowes: Using fresh memories, history to get the preparedness message across

first_img(CIDRAP Source Weekly Briefing) – Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the Sep 11 attacks, and Hurricane Katrina have given many senior executives a small taste of the economic devastation that unforeseen localized events can wreak on a company.Likewise, the 2001 anthrax attacks, in which letters containing anthrax bacteria were anonymously sent to news media offices and two US senators, had primed the pump for Brent Pawlecki, MD, to paint a picture of the global devastation that could result from an influenza pandemic. Pawlecki is associate medical director of the mailstream solutions and services company Pitney Bowes.Pawlecki, who leads pandemic preparedness initiatives for the Stamford, CT–based company, approached members of the senior leadership team 1.5 years ago, handing them each a copy of John Barry’s book The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History. The book gives a graphic overview of the global devastation of a pandemic.He scheduled an hour with each of them. “The first thing I did was to sit down and describe life in a pandemic,” he says. “What it really took was an understanding of the risks that were involved from the business perspective. It’s really important to think of this as a crisis of its own, but it does fall under the heading of business continuity.”Pawlecki had a plan and was able to overcome concerns about funding by keeping the plan pervasive but low-tech and by leveraging existing resources. “When you face the CFO, the first thing they’re going to say is ‘there’s no money for this,'” he says. “[But] you don’t have to spend a lot of money.”He assembled 20 representatives from across the company for his team—including in-house business continuity experts from Pitney Bowes Management Services—which came up with a plan based on the World Health Organization’s pandemic phases. Examples of measures the team set up include:A 20-minute online training module for the firm’s 34,000 employees in 130 countries describing life in a pandemic, what Pitney Bowes was doing to prepare for it, and how they could prepare themselves and their familiesHygiene measures such as handwashing and social distancingInstructions directing employees to online individual planning guides”It’s a lot of work on the front end,” says Pawlecki, who hardly slept during the first 4 months of planning. “But I think people need to realize the risk of not doing this.”last_img read more

 

A meeting was held with American investors who want to invest in the Pašman Riviera

first_imgLast week, Zadar County Prefect Božidar Longin and his associates hosted a delegation of American investors at the County House, led by Jeffory D. Blackard, a representative of the Blackard Global consortium. The aim of the meeting was to present the tourist development project “Pašman Riviera”, estimated at 500 million euros, which is individually the largest greenfield investment in Croatian tourism.”We held a very constructive meeting. These are serious investors who intend to invest in the Pašman Riviera project. It would be the largest tourist investment in Zadar County and certainly the largest American investment in Croatia”, Said the prefect of Zadar County Božidar Longin, adding that the county services and the Municipality of Pašman will be maximally available so that the investment can be realized as soon as possible.”We are extremely pleased with yesterday’s meeting and the support expressed by the Zadar County Prefect Božidar Longin. The preparation of this project was a very long and detailed process, we took special care of the environment and the authenticity of the location, our goal is to satisfy the local community and all future guests. We will create a large number of permanent jobs and we believe that this project will bring great economic prosperity to Pašman and its surroundings.Said Jeffory D. Blackard, CEO of Zero Global Waste and Blackard Global Inc.Pašman Resort – EUR 500 million investmentIn the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”The goal of the Pasman Resort project is to develop a top and attractive tourist destination of the highest category with an innovative marketing concept that should enable sustainable tourism development on the island of Pasman while preserving the natural features of the area and respecting local tradition and cultural heritage.The Project area has untouched nature, does not contain buildings and is located along the 8 km long coast, with a total area of ​​approximately 260 hectares, of which about 100 hectares represent construction area, and about 160 hectares represent the planned potential area of ​​recreation and agriculture. The project would include the construction of hotels, tourist apartments, villas, berths, beaches, etc.… with a capacity of up to 4.000 beds in the final stages of development, including ancillary facilities and the necessary utilities in the project area.An additional goal of the Pašman settlement project is the construction of a bridge that will connect the northeastern part of Pašman with the mainland (in the area of ​​Biograd na Moru), 2,2 km long. The bridge, which has already been determined in the spatial plans of the Republic of Croatia, should provide further positive effects for tourist resorts as well as for the overall development of economic and social categories on the islands of Pašman and Ugljan.The land of 260 hectares is not for sale but would be leased for a period of 99 years, and according to some estimates, the investor will pay the Municipality of Pašman about 4,2 million kuna a year for the land.Find out more about the whole project on the official ones investor websiteslast_img read more

 

Why point out that driver was a woman?

first_imgThis is about the story about the female truck driver who crashed into the Weaver Street bridge.I have lived in Schenectady 77-plus years, read The Gazette for the greater number of those years, and have read innumerable stories about accidents at this site. I have never, ever read the sex of any of the drivers noted in the article.June GrinterScotia Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion More from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

 

Joseph Mariathasan: Shareholders or stakeholders?

first_imgConflicts between shareholder value maximisation and stakeholder satisfaction could be resolved if all external impacts of a corporation were fully pricedIn the case of accountability, The Economist makes the fair point that it is not clear how CEOs should know what “society” wants from their companies. The domination of the economy by large firms means that a small number of unrepresentative business leaders “will end up with immense power to set goals for society that range far beyond the immediate interests of their company”. The power of social media companies like Facebook is a clear illustration that this is already occurring, even in the absence of collective capitalism.Collective capitalism leans away from change, The Economist argues: “In a dynamic system firms have to forsake at least some stakeholders: a number need to shrink in order to reallocate capital and workers from obsolete industries to new ones. If, say, climate change is to be tackled, oil firms will face huge job cuts.”However, influential economist Milton Friedman argued that companies should not “make expenditures on reducing pollution beyond the amount that is in the best interests of the corporation or that is required by law in order to contribute to the social objective of improving the environment”.What that has meant is that companies are free to cause a negative impact to other stakeholders in the pursuit of maximising shareholder value as long as they stay within the law as it stands. Corporations are able to operate without the impact of their activities fully priced into their profit and loss statements because they are not legally forced to do so. It justifies private gains at the expense of public losses.The conflict between shareholder value maximisation and stakeholder satisfaction could be resolved if all external impacts of a corporation were able to be fully priced and accounted for.In the US, an initiative was set up in 2011 called the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Foundation with the objective of establishing industry-specific disclosure standards across ESG topics.Though it is still essentially an independent entity with no legal powers, it is modelled on the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board. A key element of its activities is dialogue with the US regulator regarding accounting disclosures.Accounting for all externalities would be only a first, albeit essential, step.Knowing that burning a rainforest to create cattle grazing land may produce far more in terms of public losses than the private gains to the cattle rancher (and taxes accrued to the government) is one thing. It may prevent ESG-focused investors from investing, which may only benefit other investors with less scruples.What would resolve the issues raised by The Economist – and promote sustainable investment with a shareholder maximisation philosophy – would be if corporations were charged for all external negative impacts created by their activities.However, it may never happen – not be because it is such a revolutionary concept, but because many of today’s corporations would be producing large overall losses rather than net profits. The battle lines are being drawn up in the debate over whether shareholder value maximisation or satisfying all stakeholders should be the primary objective of corporate management.It is a critical issue for investors focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues – but the arguments can often be off the point. The Economist magazine sees itself as a standard bearer for “the classical liberalism of the 19th century”. This means it is a great supporter of the traditional idea of free markets with the view that “government should only remove power and wealth from individuals when it has an excellent reason to do so”.Its leader on 22 August – in response to the revised statement of corporate purpose issued by the US Business Roundtable – was excoriating: “However well-meaning, this new form of collective capitalism will end up doing more harm than good. It risks entrenching a class of unaccountable CEOs who lack legitimacy. And it is a threat to long-term prosperity, which is the basic condition for capitalism to succeed.” These arguments are worth considering by all ESG-focused investors. The Economist argues that the sort of “collective capitalism” espoused by the US Business Roundtable suffers from two pitfalls: a lack of accountability and a lack of dynamism.last_img read more

 

Mary E. Luhring

first_imgMary E. Luhring, (Nee:  Weberding), 96 of Batesville, passed away on June 25th.Mary was born on May 6, 1923 to Anthony and Frances Weberding.  On August 30, 1947 she married Mervin F. Luhring.  He preceded her in death.Mary had 7 children, Sylvan (Ina) of Nebraska, Joe (Judy) of Batesville, Jack (Melinda) of Sunman Steve (Vickie) of Batesville, Cindy Herbert, Paula Steffey and Pam (Tuba) Narwold, all of Batesville.  Mary had 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her sister Ruth Hoff and brothers William, Charles and Robert Weberding.Mary enjoyed sitting on her front porch, watching cars coming and going at Liberty Park.  Mary also loved to watch the squirrels and always made sure there was food for them.She loved spending time with her grandchildren.One of her favorite past times was sewing.  She made blankets for her grandchildren and these blankets are cherished to this day.Mary worked for Batesville Casket for 23 years.  She was a member of the Sunman American Legion Auxiliary, Sunman Fireman’s Auxiliary, St. Nicholas Catholic Church and St. Louis Parish.Funeral visitation will be Friday, June 28th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, June 29th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Nicholas Church, with burial following at St. Nicholas Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the St. Nicholas Heritage Fund.last_img read more

 

Football News US Court Grants Cristiano Ronaldo’s Bid To Block Accuser In Rape Case

first_imgLas Vegas: Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers won a courtroom bid to block a Nevada woman who accuses the soccer star of raping her in 2009 from digging into the validity of their 2010 confidentiality agreement and USD 375,000 hush-money payment. US Magistrate Judge Daniel Albregts told Kathryn Mayorga’s attorney on Thursday that it will be up to a higher-level judge to decide if Mayorga’s effort to obtain more money goes to trial or closed-door arbitration. Ronaldo’s lawyers also won a bid to keep the 2010 settlement sealed, at least for now.Mayorga’s attorney, Leslie Mark Stovall, argues his client lacked the legal capacity to sign the agreement nine years ago. The Associated Press generally doesn’t name people who say they’re victims of sexual assault, but Mayorga gave consent through her attorneys to be identified. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

 

Burden of proof shifted to prosecutors in Stand Your Ground cases

first_imgFlorida has passed a law that spells out that prosecutors, and not defendants, have the burden of proof in pretrial “stand your ground” hearings.Republican Governor Rick Scott signed a bill Friday that will force prosecutors to prove during a pretrial hearing that defendants weren’t acting in self-defense when they committed an act of violence. The law took effect as soon as Scott signed it.Before Friday, the burden of proof in pretrial hearings was on defendants. The Florida Supreme Court issued a ruling in 2015 that made that clear. Republican lawmakers responded to the ruling by pushing the bill Scott signed.Only four of the other 21 state “stand your ground” laws mention burden of proof – Alabama, Colorado, Georgia and South Carolina – and all place it on defendants.last_img read more

 

EYOF Aleksandra Samardžić Won the Bronze Medal

first_imgAleksandra Samardžić  from the  judo club BiH won the bronze medal at the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Utrecht.Member of the Judo Club ‘’Leotar’’ from Trebinje thus confirming the success of the recently held European Cadet Championships in Estonia, where she won the silver medal in the category up to 70 kg.This is the second medal for our Olympic selection on EYOF, where on Wednesday Petar Zadro in judo, won the silver medal in the category up to 66 kg.On Friday will perform Harun Sadiković (up to 90 kg), who is the last of a total of four BiH representative in Utrecht from who is also expected a high qualification.(Source: Fena)last_img read more