Education Muir BSU Hosts Forum on Police and Race CAMERON TURNER Published on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | 11:42 am Make a comment In line with the nationwide outcry over the killing of African-American males by police officers in Ferguson, MO, New York City and elsewhere the John Muir High School Black Student Union (BSU) organized a forum to address interactions between police and minority communities. A capacity crowd of students and faculty filled the Frank R. Walkup Library on the Muir campus for a panel discussion with the Pasadena Police Departmentâ€™s two top-ranking officers, Chief Phillip Sanchez and Deputy Chief Darryl Qualls. The panel also included Pasadena NAACP president Gary Moody, attorney Joe Hopkins, Muir history teacher Manuel Rustin and Muir senior Shaka Terry.Also in attendance at the Muir BSU forum: John Muir High School principal Tim Sippel, PUSD Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald, PUSD Board member Tyron Hampton and a sizable delegation from the Pasadena Police Department including Lt. Tracey Ibarra (adjutant to Chief Sanchez), Lt. Cheryl Moody (Regional Vice-President for the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives), and retired Lt. Rodney D. Wallace.Explaining the objective of the forum, Black Student Union faculty adviser Roland Bynum stated, â€œThe students originally wanted to stage a walkout, as called for in a widely circulated social media message. But we decided that a conversation directed toward constructive action would have a greater long term benefit.â€John Muir High School, 1905 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, (626) 396-5600 or visitÂ muir.pasadenausd.org. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box.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. Top of the News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Friday, Nov 13, 2009 08.30 PMNEBC Midget Flyers vs Edge MaroonNorth Peace ArenaSports & Fitness Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type – Advertisement – Friday, Nov 13, 2009 – Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 02.00 PM – 08.00 PMAntique & Collectibles SaleLegionFundraiser ,Market Sunday, Nov 15, 2009 – Thursday, Dec 31, 2009 Magical Christmas MarketPeace Gallery NorthMarket , Art & Culture Friday, Nov 13, 2009 – Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 07.00 PMBlind Mule at Egan’sEgan’s PubMusic ,Community Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 08.30 PMNEBC Midget Flyers vs Edge GoldNorth Peace ArenaSports & Fitness Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 – Sunday, Nov 15, 2009 10.00 AM – 04.00 PMChristmas Craft Show–Community ,Market Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 09.00 AM – 04.00 PMFort St. John Farmers MarketNorth Peace ArenaMarket Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 09.00 AM – 05.00 PMCustomer Service Workshop–Conferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 10.00 AM – 03.00 PMDr. Kearney School Craft FairDr Kearney Jr Secondary SchoolArt & Culture ,Market ,Community ,Youth ,Children & Family Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 09.00 AM – 03.00 PMRobert Ogilvie BazaarRobert Ogilvie Elementary SchoolMarket Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 01.00 PM – 04.00 PMAnglican Church Women’s Tea, Bake, Gift and Book SaleShared ChurchCommunity ,Market ,Children & Family Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 07.00 PMElves’ Christmas Opening NightQuality Inn Northern Grand HotelCommunity ,Celebration Friday, Nov 13, 2009 07.00 PMHigh ValleyNorth Peace Cultural CentreMusic ,Community Sunday, Nov 15, 2009 04.00 PMLittle Bear – Winter TailsNorth Peace Cultural CentreChildren & Family Below is a list of community events taking place this weekend in Fort St. John Saturday, Nov 14, 2009 06.30 PMDinner Theatre – Spontaneous Combustion ImprovQuality Inn Northern Grand HotelTheatre & Performances Friday, Nov 13, 2009 – Sunday, Nov 15, 2009 Tidy Trucking & Rhyason BonspielFort St. John Curling ClubCommunity ,Sports & Fitness
SACRAMENTO – California’s Hummer-driving, motorcycle-riding governor may be getting on board the state’s ambitious high-speed rail project after years of coolness toward the program. In a recent op-ed column in The Fresno Bee, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger extolled the virtues of bullet trains, saying they would help relieve freeway congestion, improve air quality and create greater mobility. “A network of high-speed rail lines connecting cities throughout California would be a tremendous benefit to our state,” the governor wrote. The column appeared three days after an editorial criticized the Republican governor’s “curious coolness” toward rail transit and the high-speed rail project, particularly after the collapse of an Oakland freeway overpass demonstrated the vulnerability of the state’s reliance on highways. It seemed to signal a sharp change in direction for the Republican governor, who in January proposed a 2007-08 state budget that would leave the California High-Speed Rail Authority on life support. Schwarzenegger also asked lawmakers to remove a $9.9 billion high-speed and conventional rail bond measure from the November 2008 ballot. The proposal already has been held up twice with Schwarzenegger’s support. Sale of the bonds would help pay for a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area. It would be part of a $40 billion, 700-mile system the authority hopes the state will build, linking Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento and Fresno with trains running at top speeds of more than 200 mph. A Schwarzenegger spokeswoman, Sabrina Lockhart, said the governor “has always believed that high-speed rail has benefits. But his concern is asking taxpayers to mortgage $10 billion without identifying where the rest of the estimated $30 billion cost will come from.” In the editorial, Schwarzenegger complained that the state’s high-speed rail board had not completed a “comprehensive and credible plan for financing the system so we can get construction under way.” Mehdi Morshed, the rail board’s executive director, said the governor’s public expression of support for high-speed rail was “a big benefit for the project.” He said it was reasonable for Schwarzenegger to want to see a financing plan before moving ahead with the project. A preliminary report prepared by a team of high-speed rail board consultants suggests the system could be funded through a combination of state, federal and local government support and private investment, with as much as 30 percent of the money coming from private sources. One way to bring in that private financing would be through the sale of revenue bonds that would be paid off with income from fares. Authority officials predict that high-speed rail, unlike public transit, would not need government subsidies and would attract enough riders at high enough prices to make a profit. But a significant commitment of government financing would have to be made to attract private investment to help build and perhaps run the system, authority officials say. The preliminary report also predicts the state could pay off the $9.9 billion in rail bonds plus another $43 billion in bonds sought by Schwarzenegger for prisons, schools, university facilities, courthouses, dams and certain other projects without overburdening the state budget. The authority expects to complete a financing plan in the next couple of months, but probably not before lawmakers and the governor negotiate a state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Those negotiations will heat up after Schwarzenegger unveils his revised budget proposal on Monday. His new spending plan could reveal how serious the governor is about supporting high-speed rail. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The new Food and Farm Facts Junior edition, produced by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, is now available.“We’re pleased to announce this exciting addition to the popular Food and Farm Facts series,” said Christy Lilja, executive director of the Foundation. “Questions about agriculture are not always easy to answer. The new Food and Farm Facts Junior edition explains farming practices to young learners in an age-appropriate way.”Questions explored in the 12-page full-color book, which was developed for kindergarten through third-grade students, include:Who is a farmer? What is agriculture? How do farmers use the land and take care of it? What is food safety? Does chocolate milk come from brown cows? What is the difference between wool and cotton? What happens when I flip on a light switch? Where does my pizza come from? Who works on the weekends? Who is driving the tractor? Who will I be in agriculture?Copies of Food and Farm Facts Junior may be purchased for $3.00 each. A price break is available for purchases of 25 or more ($2.00 each). Visit http://bit.ly/FFFJR18 for more information and to order copies.The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture helps learners of all ages understand agriculture and the important role it plays in our daily lives.
The Department of Energy’s biennial Solar Decathlon features major talent, and inevitably yields inspiring, innovative ideasIf you’re planning a road trip for the coming months, consider making a stop in our nation’s capital in mid-October. The intense summer heat (though not the politics) will have abated, the leaves will be turning, and the 2009 edition of the Solar Decathlon, one of the world’s most competitive educational showcases for green home technology, will be in full bloom on the National Mall.Sponsored by the Department of Energy, the Solar Decathlon has been held in 2002, 2005, and 2007, and, with the 2009 contest, is on track to become a regular, biennial event. This year’s competition is scheduled to run October 8-18, with houses open to the public October 9-13, and 15-18.Solar Decathlon contests really are (pardon the pun) highly charged. Prospective teams of faculty and students, from colleges and universities in North America and abroad, are invited to submit proposals for designing, building, and operating houses that are livable, energy-efficient, and completely solar-powered.Teamwork of a higher callingA committee of engineers, scientists, and other experts from the DOE and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory narrows the field to the 20 teams that, over a two-year period, further develop their proposals and eventually bring them to life on the National Mall.Each Solar Decathlon team competes in 10 areas: architecture (for a maximum of 100 points), market viability (100 points), engineering (100 points), lighting design (75 points), communications (75 points), comfort zone (100 points), hot water (100 points), appliances (100 points), home entertainment (100 points), and net metering (150 points).That last contest, net metering, is also the competition’s newest. Organizers will measure how much net energy each team’s house produced or consumed over the course of the competition. Up to 100 points will be awarded both for producing as much power as used, and as many as 50 more can be earned for producing power that can be fed back into the grid.This year’s field of competitors includes 16 teams from schools in the U.S., two from Canadian universities, and two from European universities.The 2007 Solar Decathlon overall winner, scoring 1,024.85 points, was the team representing Technische UniversitÃ¤t Darmstadt, whose campus is in Hessen, Germany. The team’s house – easily one of the most-visited during the competition – won the architecture and lighting contests and landed a perfect score in the engineering contest.
Still not assured of a place in the next stage of the ongoing Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians would be hoping to book their berth in the play-offs with a win over out-of-contention Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday.Though Mumbai are sitting pretty with 16 points from 12 games, they still need one victory out of their remaining two games to secure their place in the four-team play-offs. Mumbai cannot afford to wait till the last away league tie against Kolkata Knight Riders on May 22, incidentally the final round-robin game before the play-off phase begins on May 24.But the Royals would be equally eager to stop Mumbai from clinching the berth. The match would also provide Mumbai an opportunity to avenge their humiliating seven-wicket defeat against Royals in in Jaipur last month when they were restricted for a 94 for eight. Tendulkar would be keen to reverse that result on a track which is likely to assist the slow bowlers at the fag end of the season.The packed gathering at the Wankhede Stadium will witness the leg-spinner, who is retiring from all forms of cricket after the tie, confronting the Tendulkar who would be smarting from the Warne retort against his comments about the pitch in Jaipur after the previous engagement between the two teams on April 29. Mumbai would be down on confidence going into their penultimate round robin game having suffered backto- back defeats against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali and against Deccan Chargers at home.Mumbai’s mighty batting line-up has shown signs of vulnerability once the three main run-getters – Tendulkar (408 runs from 12 games), Ambati Rayudu (364 from 12) and Rohit Sharma (291 from 12) – are sent packing cheaply. The overseas batsmen have simply not stepped up to the plate and delivered, though big-hitting Kieron Pollard showed some signs of rediscovering his lost form in the last game against the Chargers. The biggest problem confronting the hosts is the lack of an effective opening partner for Tendulkar.advertisementThe latest opening partner to the master batsman, Australian Aiden Blizzard has generally struggled against the spinning ball at the beginning of the innings. Andrew Symonds has been a big disappointment with both bat (135 runs from 10 games) and ball (1 wicket) while Pollard (102 runs and 9 wickets from 12 games) has only done slightly better. In such a scenario, the Mumbai batting will largely depend on the top order against the Royals’ spin-heavy attack. Mumbai’s bowling has delivered for the most part though Munaf Patel (17 wickets in 12 games) had an off day against the Chargers in the last match.Pace spearhead Lasith Malinga (27 wickets in 12 games) and Harbhajan Singh (13 wickets in 11 games) have bowled splendidly. ON THE other hand, Rajasthan have been let down by the below-par show of opener Shane Watson (241 runs in 10 games). Botha, a batsman with far less ability, has been more effective (230 from nine).Rahul Dravid has scored the most runs for the team (300 from 11 at a strike rate of over 106).Apart from that, lack of consistency from other Indian batsmen like Maneria and Ajinkya Rahane has also upset the Royals’ plans. On the bowling front, Warne has emerged as the leading wicket-taker for Royals with 12 scalps while Botha (seven wickets), Amit Singh (eight from eight) and Siddharth Trivedi (10 from 11) have made useful contributions. Though Watson has been economical, his lack of penetration (three wickets from 10 games) has not helped Royals while Shaun Tait (six wickets from four games) has not played enough matches to make a difference.- With PTI inputs
Rafael Nadal is all set for his Wimbledon quarter-final clash against Mardy Fish on Wednesday, but if one goes by British media reports, it is as if the defending champion is as good as finished.Watching the world No. 1 battle through the pain barrier to eventually outmanoeuvre Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 7-6(8/ 6), 3-6, 7-6(6/ 4), 6-4 in a high quality match which ended past 9 pm on Monday, it is clear Nadal is going to do whatever it takes to defend his title.At the post-match conference, Nadal did speak about the pain. “I have to get an MRI done. I felt really bad during that half of the first set at 6-5, when I felt I broke my foot. I asked for the trainer at that moment and I didn’t know I would have a chance to continue playing,” said Nadal.However, as the match progressed and the intensity kept rising, Nadal looked fully focussed and played with felicity. “But with the taping, I think we changed a little bit the direction of the support, and probably didn’t hurt me much. But to run to my forehand was very, very tough for me,” said Nadal.The packed audience at the Centre Court, however, was treated to some delectable forehand drives from Nadal in the final set. The way he ripped inside-out forehand winners to leave del Potro stranded in the corner was proof of how badly Nadal wanted to win the match.In the good old days, when Pete Sampras won his seven Wimbledon titles, he also had to keep fighting niggles and injuries. If people think Nadal is not going to be fit against Mardy Fish, they are fooling themselves.advertisementNovad Djokovic faces qualifier Bernard Tomic in Wimbledon quarters. APTop pros do whatever it takes to be on court in a Grand Slam and a day’s rest will do Nadal a lot of good.Way back in 2000, when Sampras won his last Wimbledon title, he had to take all kinds of treatment to stay fight for seven matches in a row. At that time, rather than conventional treatment, Sampras used the Chinese needle therapy to battle pain and eventually defeated Pat Rafter in a thrilling five-set final.The point is, Nadal may not be a 100 per cent fit but with top quality treatment available, he is going to go out and give it his best shot against Mardy Fish, who is the lone American now in fray.”Yeah, Mardy is playing fantastic. I saw him a little bit against Robin Haase. He’s playing at a very, very high level. He’s a dangerous player, so I will try my best to be very competitive on Wednesday. I need be at my hundred percent. If not, it’s going to be impossible against him,” added Nadal.And what about Roger Federer, who badly wants to win the title this time? On Monday night, Federer did drop a set against Mikhail Youzhny before winning 6-7 (5/ 7), 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.But barring the first set, Federer did not have to exert himself in the remaining three sets.The classical backhand volleys were also executed with finesse against an opponent who is not a grass court specialist.”Even though I lost the first set, it was good tennis. I thought overall we played a good match from start to finish. There were good rallies, good atmosphere and it was fun,” said Federer.Roger Federer will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the Wimbledon quarter-finals. APLooking ahead at his quarterfinal against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Federer said: “Tsonga is a great player. He’s proven it on numerous occasions. I played a really good match I thought against him in Qatar. I think we both played well in the semis there.” Federer says he is going to be ready for the battle. “I think he’s got the weapons to be a huge threat on grass, make a run here. It’s a tough draw, but I’m ready for it,” said Federer.Among the other quarterfinals, Novad Djokovic faces dangerous qualifier Bernard Tomic and Andy Murray plays Feliciano Lopez.Last eightRafael Nadal (ESP x1) vs Mardy Fish (USA x10)Bernard Tomic (AUS) vs Novak Djokovic (SRB x2)Andy Murray (GBR x4) vs Feliciano Lopez (ESP)Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x12) vs Roger Federer (SUI x3)
zoom Norwegian shipowner Ocean Yield ASA has taken delivery of MSC Rifaya, a 19,500 TEU containership, from South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI). Following the delivery which took place on February 9, 2017, the ultra large container vessel (ULCV) commenced a 15-year bareboat charter to Switzerland-based container shipping company Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).The 202,000 dwt MSC Rifaya features a length of 399.9 meters and a width of 58.8 meters.This is the fifth vessel to be delivered in a series of mega boxships that Ocean Yield owns in a joint venture with private shipowner Quantum Pacific Shipping, part of Quantum Pacific Group.Ocean Yield acquired a 49.5% equity interest in the newbuildings for a total of USD 162 million in June 2016.SHI handed over the third and fourth ULCVs from the batch, MSC Eloane and MSC Mirjam, in September and November 2016, respectively.The construction of the remaining ULCV is expected to be completed this month, VesselsValue’s data shows.
zoom Nasdaq-listed dry bulk shipping company Golden Ocean Group Limited has taken delivery of one more bulker bought in March this year within a 16-vessel deal.The ship in question is the 74,500 dwt Sea Amber, which will now be renamed Golden Amber.Sea Amber is one of two 2017-built ice class Panamax ships purchased from subsidiaries of Seatankers, an affiliate of Hemen Holding, the company’s largest shareholder.The company has issued 1,650,000 consideration shares to Hemen Holding in exchange for the vessel. Following this transaction, the company’s issued share capital is USD 6,393,649.60 divided into 127,872,992 issued shares, each with a nominal value of USD 0.05.Golden Ocean earlier informed that the duo would be bought in consideration for 3.3 million GOGL shares to fund the equity portion of the acquisition. Hemen Holding would issue a seller credit of USD 22.5 million that matures in June 2019, with no fixed amortization.On a fully-delivered basis, Golden Ocean’s fleet will have an aggregate carrying capacity of around 11 million dwt and an average age of less than 5 years on a dwt basis.
OTTAWA – Kelly Craft wants Canadians to know a few things about one of the least popular presidents an American ambassador has ever had to represent in this country.Among them: He’s taking the United States in a new direction, but that doesn’t mean navigating away from its good friend, Canada; He’s got way more in common with Justin Trudeau than you would think; He wakes each day seized with helping the working class people who elected him, but he could do a better job of explaining how he plans to do that.In a recent Ottawa speech, the Kentucky-born, basketball-loving U.S. ambassador to Canada presented those insights — some more candid than others — to decode President Donald Trump for bewildered and curious Canadians.Six months into her job, Craft is determined to put a more cheerful face on what many see as an ugly administration.It’s Craft’s attempt to smooth her president’s rough edges, like a shot of finely aged bourbon from her beloved state.“I want to explain why our president — with a clear mandate from the people across the United States — saw a need for sweeping change. Responding to this mandate doesn’t weaken our alliance,” Craft said in a speech earlier this week to a gala dinner at the Canadian War Museum.“I expect that some here who hear the slogan, ‘Make America Great Again’ are concerned about our country’s engagement in the world. I’m here to tell you that yes, the president will put America first, just as Canada will put Canada first. However, America (First) does not mean America Alone.”The speech was well received by the several hundred at the annual Macdonald-Laurier Institute event, and it broke new ground beyond her previous, carefully scripted public appearances.She said she understands why so many Canadians “are weighing American actions through a Canadian prism.”“But sometimes it’s useful to look at all sides. This too becomes a challenge with today’s competitive 24-hour news cycle. It is often difficult to discern what is current or old, real or fake, what is reporting versus advocacy,” she said.The Canada-U.S. relationship may be complex, and that includes the ongoing renegotiation of NAFTA, but Craft said it is as vibrant as ever “even when the signals coming from the media and thought leaders often suggest otherwise.”In her view, one of the biggest reasons for optimism is the relationship between Trudeau and Trump, both of whom are “strong-willed and charismatic.”Both leaders delivered similar messages at last month’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, about the need to extend economic prosperity to those who have been passed over, she said.Craft quoted Trudeau in Davos: “Over the past decades, citizens and workers have been calling for change. But too often their pleas have been ignored … We all know that to be competitive in this modern economy change is imperative. And the grassroots desire for change is there, it always has been, but it’s up to us to flip on the switch.”Then she delivered her punchline:“I can’t think of a better way to describe the wave that elected Donald Trump.”Mark Fisher, the president of the Toronto-based Council of the Great Lakes Region, listened with interest to her speech, and said it had all the hallmarks of an ambassador attempting to provide reassurance about a White House that is unorthodox and chaotic.He predicted she will grow into the role as her predecessors have, but it won’t be easy with musings about retaliatory trade action periodically coming out of the White House.“At some point, we’re going to have to sit down and say, ‘are we really on the same page here’ because the reassurances don’t seem to be lining up with what we’re hearing out of Washington?”Craft herself acknowledged that figuring out Trump is not an easy thing to do — even for her.But for any of the confusion he might create, she insisted that underneath it is a committed champion of working people who thinks like a businessman focused on getting results for them.“I don’t think that he is very good at expressing how we’re going to achieve those results. I think that would be very helpful if he laid that out for all of us,” she said, drawing laughter from the audience.“The people here tonight that have made it possible for us to be able to sit at these tables — wonderful china, the crystal — those are the people in America who voted for Donald Trump, and at the end of the day, those are the people that he cares about,” Craft added.“It’s about the people who voted him into office … and every day when he gets up, he will say, ‘I want to make America great again for those people, the middle class.’”