City Plans to Enforce Its Fireworks Ordinance, Officials Reiterate That All Fireworks (Except at AmericaFest) Are Illegal in Pasadena

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Uncategorized City Plans to Enforce Its Fireworks Ordinance, Officials Reiterate That All Fireworks (Except at AmericaFest) Are Illegal in Pasadena Published on Thursday, July 4, 2019 | 1:58 am Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Pasadena police hand confiscated fireworks to a Pasadena Fire Department arson investigator in this file photoThe City of Pasadena maintains a zero tolerance enforcement policy for fireworks and Pasadena’s police and firefighters are teaming up for special fireworks enforcement patrols before, during and after the Fourth of July holiday.Violators are subject to arrest, having their vehicles impounded and serving up to one year in jail with fines up to $50,000.In 2018, the City beefed up its municipal code to hold property owners and tenants responsible for permitting the possession, sale, usage or discharge of fireworks on their property. The code allows for the prosecution of fireworks-related offenses and for the demand of payment for all costs associated with the safe disposal of confiscated fireworks.Statistics show that fireworks are among the most dangerous of all consumer products. Even hand-held sparklers, which many consider safe, are dangerous and can reach 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, causing serious burns or fires. National Fire Protection Association statistics reveal that 90 percent of all fireworks-related injuries are caused by so-called “safe and sane” fireworks which are illegal in Pasadena.Help keep all of us, our children, our homes and our property safe from illegal fireworks. If You See Something, Say Something! Call Pasadena Police at (626) 744-4241 to report illegal fireworks and other suspicious activities. Residents may also use the City’s smart phone app, available at to report illegal fireworks.The City of Pasadena invites you to celebrate the Fourth of July responsibly and join us for the 93rd annual “Americafest,” one of the best family-friendly celebrations and professional fireworks shows in Southern California at the Rose Bowl Stadium. For ticket and event information, please visit to the potential for fire hazards and injuries, Pasadena police and fire personnel will staff checkpoints around the stadium to search for and seize any fireworks. Parking enforcement officers will ensure that vehicles illegally parked in Pasadena’s hillside areas on July 4th are impounded.The Pasadena Fire Department will be applying Phos-Chek on Tuesday, July 2nd to brush areas around the Arroyo area. The main ingredients of this fire retardant are phosphates and fertilizers to help prevent plants from burning and to re-vegetate burned wildland areas.Pasadena’s Fire Chief Bertral Washington, Police Chief John Perez and Public Health Director Dr. Ying-Ying Goh urge everyone to make safety their top priority and offer the following reminders:• Celebrate responsibly and always designate a driver.• Stay hydrated, drink water or other nutritious fluids before becoming thirsty; limit alcohol & sugary drinks.• If outdoors, remember to use sunscreen, wear a brimmed hat and seek shade, if needed.• Fight the Bite, use bug spray/repellant to protect against mosquitoes.• Many areas of the City, including outdoor areas, are designated as “No Smoking” zones. Smoking anything in “No Smoking” areas is strictly prohibited. Always make sure that whatever you smoke in an official smoking area is fully extinguished before disposing in an appropriate trash container.• Always have someone tending the barbecue and watching the swimming pool when in use.• Call 9-1-1 for all life-threatening emergencies.• Call (626) 744-4241 for all other public safety needs.• When calling for help, speak calmly, give accurate location information.Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at; follow us on Twitter @PasadenaGov,, on Facebook at; or the Citizens Service Center at 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or at (626) 744-7311. 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Breakfast boost for school children

first_imgChildren are delighted to be able to receive breakfast at school. (Image:Breakfast for Better Days)Many disadvantaged school children will reap the benefits of a partnership between Kellogg’s South Africa and Clover which ensures they eat a nutritious breakfast every morning.Clover has committed to provide the milk requirements for Kellogg’s Breakfasts for Better Days initiative. The campaign provides thousands of learners with a balanced breakfast every school day.Clover has joined forces with packaging solutions company, Tetra Pak to support the Kellogg’s project.“This initiative is aligned with our motto of protecting what’s good, and our vision of making food safe and available everywhere,” said Gisele Gurgel, marketing director at Tetra Pak. “Supporting Breakfasts for Better Days will give back to communities with the 3goodness of long life milk.”Clover is providing 550 000 litres of milk for the project until the end of 2016, making sure children have the most important meal of the day so they can concentrate on their school work.Breakfasts for Better Days is in its third year of dishing up a breakfast of cereal and milk to 25 000 school children across Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, the Eastern and Western Cape provinces. It has been endorsement by the Department of Basic Education. Food Bank SA distributes the food.One billion servingsThe Breakfast for Better Days initiative is part of Kellogg’s global target to feed a billion servings of cereal and snacks by end of 2016.“We are delighted that Clover and Tetra Pak have come on board to be part of our initiative to fuel the minds and bodies of learners across the country,” said Sylvia Radebe, head of communications at Kellogg’s South Africa.“Almost one in five learners goes to school without breakfast every day, and we aim to change that statistic.“We are planning to extend the feeding programme and the commitment from Clover and Tetra Pak means we will be able to broaden our footprint.”“This is an amazing initiative started by Kellogg’s and being able to be part of a team that shares a positive vision and joint effort towards making a difference in so many children’s lives, is truly something special,” said Sherian King, a marketing manager at Clover.“Not only is it a great brand fit, but the shared values and optimistic views for the future all work together to deliver something great.“It is so important to alleviate the distraction of hunger so that children can focus during the day. This is just one step towards their success, and we are glad to be able to help where we can.”For more information on the Breakfasts for Better Days initiative, visit Breakfast for Better DaysLaunched globally in 2013, this initiative believes in the power of breakfast to feed better days and better lives.According to the Kellogg’s website, it is expanding breakfast programmes around the globe, maximising product donations and advocating for the important role breakfast plays in the diet.In the first year of the initiative, Kellogg’s donated more than 400-million servings of products, of which 230-million servings were breakfast foods.last_img read more

On Being Young and In Sales

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Tom writes: “I am 25 years old and sometimes feel as though I am not perceived as a peer to the business owners to whom I sell. Do you have any tips to combat this?”Yes.I started working in sales when I was 19 years old. I never thought of myself as being in sales at that time, but I was making cold calls, making sales calls, and making deals.I wasn’t officially in sales until I was 24 years old and a mentor forced by to become an Account Executive by threatening to fire me if I didn’t leave an operational role and go outside full time. I was young. I looked young, and I wore my long hair in a ponytail. I also wore a nice suit every day. Of course, that was Los Angeles, so I didn’t look out of place at all there.I did, however, when I came back to Columbus. Then I was 25, still looked young, and was now selling major, multi-million dollar deals.Here’s my advice.Be Respectful and LearnThe reason the business owners you call on don’t look at you as a peer is because you aren’t yet their peer. That’s okay, too.The business owners you are calling on are likely entrepreneurs. They’ve taken risks. They’ve built businesses. They have a profit and loss statement and balance sheet for which they alone are responsible. They have a depth of knowledge and experience you likely haven’t acquired.What I found worked when I was young was my insatiable curiosity to learn from people that knew more than me. Since they had experiences I hadn’t had, I asked endless questions to better understand their business and to learn from them. The more I asked for an education, the more I received one.After some time, I knew something about a lot of different business, and I gained an understanding of how businesses generally work. Later, when I called on business similar to the ones who were tutoring me, I knew how their business worked and the questions to ask to open opportunities.So start by being respectful of what they know, and be genuinely curious. You’ll be surprised how much people enjoy teaching you everything they know about their business.Become a Subject Matter ExpertThe other thing that I did that helped me combat my youthful appearance (and the ignorance that accompanied it) was to become a subject matter expert.My clients knew their business, but they didn’t know mine. I sold temporary staffing, so I started to study employment. I started to read all the labor market releases. I researched legislative changes that would impact my client’s businesses. I started to develop ideas as to how I could add value by helping them see around corners, identifying areas of concern and making plans long before they were necessary.I discovered that by having subject matter expertise, my clients and dream clients began to think of me as a business partner, as a member of their management team, as something more than just another vendor.You don’t have to be perceived as a peer by your clients. You don’t have to be their equal right now. They’re older, and they have more experience. But you can—and should—be more than their equal when it comes to your subject matter expertise. Instead of trying to be a peer, try instead to be the member of their management team. Be someone they trust to own the outcomes that you can produce for them.And as a final note, don’t worry about the whole “being young” thing. I promise that will pass much faster than you can imagine.QuestionsWhy is being young sometimes a disadvantage in sales?Do you have to be considered a peer or equal to sell effectively?What should you do to be something more than equal in your subject matter?How do you make yourself more valuable when you lack experience and situational knowledge?last_img read more

₹8.45 lakh hawala money seized in Assam, 2 held

first_imgAn Islamic cleric and a businessman were arrested by the Assam police for their alleged involvement in a hawala transaction amounting to ₹8.45 lakh, which was sent from Kuwait. Nurul Islam, the principal of the Jamia Islamia Salafia Arabic College in Barpeta, was arrested after an amount of ₹8.45 lakh in cash was recovered from him, Barpeta Superintendent of Police Robin Kumar said on Wednesday. “Islam confessed that the money had come through a hawala channel from Kuwait,” Mr. Kumar said.Guwahati-based businessman Arun Saraf was arrested for allegedly facilitating the transaction. The SP said ₹28 lakh was deposited by Islam in the bank account of the college in three separate transactions since December 2018. “The accused has not been able to tell us from where this money came and the nature of the expenditure,” he added. Meanwhile, the Enforcement Directorate joined the police probe and questioned Islam and Saraf about the source of the money.last_img read more

Olympic Flame on its Way to Rio

first_imgATHENS— The Olympic flame is now in the hands of the organizers of the Rio de Janeiro Games. The handover too place in Athens on Wednesday, exactly 100 days before the opening ceremony in Brazil.Dressed as a high priestess, actress Katerina Lehou led the brief ceremony at the Panathenaic Stadium, a horseshoe-shaped marble venue where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896.Lehou, who lit the flame in Ancient Olympia last week, used a torch to light a cauldron inside the Athens stadium.The flame, placed in a lantern, was handed over to Greek Olympic Committee president Spyros Kapralos, who, in turn, passed it to Rio Games organizing head Carlos Nuzman.Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who is fighting impeachment over allegations of erroneous budget figures, declined an invitation to visit Greece for the lighting ceremony and start of the Olympic torch’s six-day journey around Greece.During the Aug. 5-21 Games, Nuzman said, Brazilians would come together in celebration.“Our mission, dear friends, is bigger than Brazil itself. We represent all the peoples of South America,” he told a crowd of several thousand Athenians.In a highlight of the Greek torch relay, the flame made a symbolic stop Tuesday at a United Nations-run refugee camp in Athens. The torch was carried by Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al-Hussein.After Wednesday’s ceremony, the flame will travel to Switzerland, where it will visit the United Nations building in Geneva and the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.The flame will reach Brazil next Tuesday, starting in the capital of Brasilia. Organizers say it will reach most of the vast country’s 200 million population, covering 20,000 kilometers (12,000 miles) by road and 16,000 kilometers (10,000 miles) by air to reach hundreds of cities and towns in a giant effort involving 12,000 torchbearers.The torch will reach Rio’s Maracana Stadium for the opening ceremony on Aug. 5.“We will take the Olympic experience to every corner of our country, to every state capital,” Nuzman said. “When you arrive in Rio there will plenty of music, poetry and excitement. … Rio is ready to deliver history.”DEREK GATOPOULOS, Associated PressTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Australia’s WC playoff path explained

first_imgAustralia Australia’s World Cup qualification playoff path explained Kieran Francis Last updated 2 years ago 05:04 6/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Australia Thailand September Australia WC Qualification Asia Australia v Thailand Saudi Arabia v Japan Saudi Arabia Japan Thailand After failing to secure an automatic spot in Russia, the Socceroos must now negotiate two cut-throat playoffs to earn qualification Australia’s path to the World Cup features two playoffs after failing to lock in automatic spot after the group stage of Asian qualifying.A narrow 2-1 win over Thailand and Saudi Arabia’s victory against Japan condemned the green-and-gold to third position in group B – and a two-leg home-and-away tie versus Syria, who finished third in group A.The first leg will be hosted by Syria on October 5 and will most likely be in Malaysia – where the war-torn nation played their group stage home games – with the return match to played in Australia five days later. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing The winner of the Asian playoff will then play home-and-away against the fourth-placed qualifier from the CONCACAF region (currently Honduras) on November 6 and 14 for a spot in Russia.Panama and the USA are also possible CONCACAF-based opponents, with three matchdays of qualifying to be played.last_img read more

TPDCo to Establish Craft Development Institute

first_img Plans are advanced for the Tourism Product Development Company’s (TPDCo) establishment of a Craft Development Institute (CDI) at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (ENCVPA) in Kingston under a Memorandum of Understanding between the entities. “The Craft Development Institute is meant to be a machinery that allows for individuals with a particular skill set to refine those skills and end up having their products in what we call artisan villages,” the Executive Director pointed out. Story Highlights Executive Director of TPDCo, Dr. Andrew Spencer, says the CDI is expected to be underpinned by an institutional framework that facilitates training for current and aspiring artisans while supporting the development and protection of their work. Plans are advanced for the Tourism Product Development Company’s (TPDCo) establishment of a Craft Development Institute (CDI) at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (ENCVPA) in Kingston under a Memorandum of Understanding between the entities.The CDI is among several initiatives being pursued by TPDCo with view to growing the craft industry by providing artisans with opportunities to participate in product enhancement and business development training programmes.Executive Director of TPDCo, Dr. Andrew Spencer, says the CDI is expected to be underpinned by an institutional framework that facilitates training for current and aspiring artisans while supporting the development and protection of their work.“The Craft Development Institute is meant to be a machinery that allows for individuals with a particular skill set to refine those skills and end up having their products in what we call artisan villages,” the Executive Director pointed out.He indicated that five such villages are to be established in several of the island’s resort areas.The first, which is slated to be opened in 2018, will be located at Hampden Wharf in Falmouth, Trelawny, and will be developed in collaboration with the Port Authority of Jamaica.The second will be located in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, and will be developed in partnership with the Urban Development Corporation (UDC).Dr. Spencer explained that the establishment of the villages was proposed in the Tourism Sector Development Plan and the long-term Vision 2030 Jamaica National Development Plan, which called on the Government to develop attractions where locals and visitors could enjoy the total Jamaican experience through food, drink, culture and entertainment as well as art and craft.Dr. Spencer was speaking at a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank session at the agency’s head office in Kingston on August 29.Meanwhile, Dr. Spencer advised that approximately 180 persons have benefited from training in craft enhancement and business planning. This, he said, as part of an 18-month craft-enhancement programme, which concluded in July 2016.The programme was implemented by TPDCo with funding support from the Organization of American States (OAS) and Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF).Notable among the resulting outcomes was the transformation of the Ministry’s grounds in New Kingston into a mini artisan village to stage the ‘Christmas Village on the Breezeway’ last December.The extravaganza showcased and marketed handicrafts and other authentic Jamaican products made by 26 local artisans.Its staging was positioned as a precursor to the establishment of the proposed artisan villages.last_img read more

PDM presents 20172018 Budget no need for UK approval

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #PDM2017/18budget, #TCIGovernmentbudget Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 3, 2017 – Providenciales – For the first time since elected government was returned to the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Budget crafted by Cabinet Ministers did not need UK approval before being brought to the House of Assembly to be debated.The PDM Administration was expressively thrilled at the feat announced today in the House of Assembly.  Led by Premier and Finance Minister, Sharlene Robinson the PDM Administration revealed that the fiscal plan has met all of the debt sustainability indicators set out in the framework document between the UK and the TCI.The PDM Budget is 6% more than last year’s budget allocation, at  $273.5 million, and the country will continue to see the lion’s share of the expenditure go to Health, with 66% and next to Education with 15.3% of national spending.   It was shared that when it comes to education, the Community College will get more money, a new primary school will be built in Provo and Long Bay High School will get more staff.Other notables include: $29.8M or 11% for TCI Police and that will mean CCTV for what was called ‘civic areas’, a bolstered K-9 Unit and 18 new police officers.  Road repairs will have an investment of $4M and Home Affairs will get 10 more staff for the prison and two more for the fire services department.   At Border Control, there is to come eight new members for an Immigration Task Force, enhancement of the radar software and digitizing of records.The Finance & Investment Minister explained that this is the biggest accomplishment of her government to date; adding that it normally takes eight months to prepare the budget, but the PDM Government did it in three months. Customs and the tourism sector will bring in the over 60% of the country’s revenue, with 9.8% of revenue to the country’s coiffeurs earned from work permits.Tomorrow, the PDM will elaborate more on its first 100 Days when it holds a press conference in Provo.#MagneticMediaNews#PDM2017/18budget#TCIGovernmentbudgetlast_img read more

DNA evidence confirms Great White Shark attacked boy at Encinitas Beach

first_img KUSI Newsroom Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter October 10, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, DNA evidence confirms Great White Shark attacked boy at Encinitas Beachcenter_img Updated: 9:11 AM Posted: October 10, 2018 ENCINITAS (KUSI) – DNA evidence obtained from the wetsuit of a 13-year- old boy who was seriously injured in a shark attack at Beacon’s Beach in Encinitas last month confirmed the boy was attacked by a great white shark, the city announced Wednesday.Laboratory results obtained Friday provided conclusive evidence that a great white shark attacked the boy, said Chris Lowe, director of Long Beach State University’s Shark Lab.Keane Hayes of Encinitas was mauled by the shark at about 7 a.m. on Sept. 29, while lobster diving on the first day of this year’s season for legally harvesting the crustaceans.Four beachgoers, including a kayaker, helped the injured boy get to shore and provided first-aid prior to the arrival of an ambulance. Paramedics airlifted Keane to Rady Children’s Hospital, where he was admitted in critical condition.The boy underwent surgery for a wound that stretched over the left side of his body and head, from his upper back and torso to his arm and the side of his face, said physician Tim Fairbanks, chief of pediatric and trauma surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital.Keane was released from the hospital on Oct. 4 and continues to recover at home, according to city officials.“Shark bite incidents are exceedingly rare considering the number of people that use southern California waters, but people do need to be aware that the fall season is a time when more large juvenile and adult sharks may be moving along the coast,” Lowe said.RELATED STORY: 13-year-old boy suffers major injuries from shark attack in EncinitasA donation page set up to help the Hayes family with medical expenses had raised more than $37,000 as of Wednesday morning. last_img read more