Donors and Volunteers to be Honored at Hillsides Circle of Excellence Dinner

first_imgcenter column 2 Donors and Volunteers to be Honored at Hillsides Circle of Excellence Dinner Thursday, October 22 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | 6:55 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWho Was The Hollywood ‘It Girl’ The Year You Were Born?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img More Cool Stuff Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Make a comment Four supporters of Hillsides, a nonprofit child welfare organization serving children in foster care and families in crisis, will be honored at the Hillsides Circle of Excellence Dinner at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at The Rococo Room in Pasadena. This annual event is a chance for Hillsides to thank donors and volunteers who have gone above and beyond in giving their talents, time, and resources to the agency.The following are receiving awards:• Sue Tutt, who is receiving the Hillsides Lifetime Achievement Award. Tutt has been volunteering at Hillsides since 2001. After retiring as a middle school home economics teacher, Tutt dedicated her time to helping the children who live at Hillsides residential treatment program to sew and cook. She has also been a long-time member of Hillsides Guild, a support group that fundraises for and plans activities for the children.• Friends of Foster Children, which is receiving the Hillsides Community Angel Award. Friends of Foster Children, which provides goods, volunteer services, and financial support to foster children and emancipated youth, supports the children of Hillsides year-round. The organization provides school supplies for the children, Halloween goodies, Christmas gifts, and Easter baskets, among other gifts.• John Gong, who is receiving the Hillsides Angel Award. Gong, the vice president of global events and show production at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media has been involved with Hillsides since 1997. He has served on Hillsides board of directors for six years, and is also a key member of the Hillsides Volunteer Network, a volunteer group that plans and participates in activities for the children.• Ed Patterson, who is receiving the Hillsides Special Recognition Award. Patterson served as the chair of the Hillsides Volunteer Network from 2009 – 2015 and is now serving as the treasurer. Under his leadership, the Hillsides Volunteer Network more than doubled in size. Patterson’s involvement at Hillsides has inspired him and his wife Lori to become foster parents with the intent of adopting.The Rococo Room is located at 260 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena.Hillsides, founded in 1913 and serving more than 6,200 children and families in Los Angeles County is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and families. For more information, please visit www.hillsides.org. 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 Community Newslast_img read more

PSNI confirm 13th arrest since death of Paul Mc Cauley in June

first_img PSNI confirm 13th arrest since death of Paul Mc Cauley in June By admin – December 21, 2015 Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleMickey Harte satisfied with extra competitive gamesNext articleCoach Hire Company owner hits out after specially adapted bus is burnt out admin Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic The PSNI have made a 13th arrest in the murder investigation following the death of Derry man Paul Mc Cauley in June, almost nine years after he was attacked at a barbeque in the Waterside.The 28 year old man detained in Belfast last night is from Derry.Police say over the past six months, one man has been charged with murder and another reported to the Public Prosecution Service. Enquiries into Paul’s murder are were active and ongoing according the PSNI, who have again repeated their appeal to those with information to come forward. Google+ Twitter Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterestlast_img read more

Get Wet For Chauncey Taps Turkuaz, Dopapod, & Sister Sparrow Members For Lake Champlain Benefit

first_imgOn Saturday, April 14th, Nectar’s in Burlington, Vermont, will host a special fundraiser for the Lake Champlain Committee and the Vermont Clean Water Network dubbed Get Wet for Chauncey: A Benefit For Lake Champlain. The event will be part of the benefit concert series, Get Wet For Water, which seeks to raise awareness for the lake, ensuring that Burlington’s infamous lake monster, Champ, has clear water to romp in.For Get Wet For Chauncy on April 14th, Call On Music—an organization that uses live music to raise funds for important charitable causes—has put together a very special lineup. The night will include a performance by the “Get Wet All-Stars”, a supergroup featuring Mikey Carubba and Craig Brodhead from Turkuaz, Rob Compa from Dopapod, Josh Myers from Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, and Josh Dobbs from Dead Set, plus an opening set from Doctor Rick. In addition to this awesome lineup, the event will also host a number of special speakers and educational booths, plus a special raffle with items donated from local businesses with proceeds also going to the event’s beneficiaries.You can find out more information and snag tickets to Get Wet For Chauncey on the event’s Facebook page here.last_img read more

German SMEs shifting towards collective pension schemes – study

first_imgSector-wide pension plans, or those based on collective agreements, are slowly breaking insurers’ stronghold in pensions among Germany’s medium-sized enterprises.In 2014, the number of companies in this segment having entered cooperation agreements with such collective schemes to provide occupational pensions increased from 21% in 2013 to 23%.However, the trend becomes more obvious when considering that the number in 2012 was 7%, according to a survey conducted by Generali and the research institute of German news daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.The survey was conducted in November last year among 200 companies with 50-500 employees – after the government published the first draft of its proposal on introducing sector-wide pension plans. The share of those with cooperation agreements with insurers has dropped from 78% in 2013-12 to 70%.In their report on the survey, the authors state that only one of the 200 companies in the sample ran its pension plans on its own – “all others are using external services”.Another major trend identified in the survey is the rise of jointly financed pension plans, where both employers and employees pay contributions.In 2013, this model became the most commonly used among medium-sized companies, overtaking pure employee-financed deferred-compensation models, or Entgeltumwandlung, for the first time.At present, 67% of companies in this segment – up from 59% – are offering jointly financed pension plans.Occupational retirement provisions into which only the employer pays contributions have lost further ground and can only be found among 18% of German companies, down from 24% and 32% over the two years previous.The authors argue that the “heightened interest” in occupational pensions among employees of medium-sized companies is “obviously a consequence of employers taking more money into their hands” for such projects.One of the “weak spots” in occupational pensions in this segment of the German economy is “communication”, the researchers found.The survey found that relatively few employers comprehensively inform their employees about their pension plans and possible options.last_img read more

PM Modi urged us to take an active part in COVID-19 activities: P.T.Usha

first_imgThiruvananthapuram: Legendary India athlete P.T.Usha on Friday said the video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was well timed and has given all a big boost.“The PM was seeking our help and support to go public to spread the awareness of the need of following the guidelines that has been issued to curb the spread of it. All of us did say that they are already doing it and he said that it should continue. All agreed to it,” said Usha often referred to as the “golden girl’.When her time came, Usha said that she was unable to speak to the PM as at that time there arose connectivity issues.In the interaction, Usha was one of the 49 sports personalities who were present at various locations. IANSAlso Read: Actress Neetu Chandra keen to do P.T. Usha biopicAlso Watch: Quick Shoppe in Guwahati takes precautionary measures against the spread of Coronaviruslast_img

Grant names team to face Comoros,Gyan out of squad

first_imgCoach Avram Grant has named his starting line-up for Ghana’s World Cup qualifying first leg match against Comoros at the Stade Said Mohammed Cheikh in Moroni this afternoon.The game which is Ghana’s opening game in the road to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, will see Cordoba goalkeeper Razak Braimah retain his place in post for the Black Stars.US-based Harrison Afful and Chelsea’s Baba Rahman will be on the right and left side of defence respectively while Jonathan Mensah partners John Boye at the heart of defence.Mubarak Wakaso will be in midfield alongside Afriyie Acquah with stand-in skipper Andre Ayew and Solomon Asante on the flanks.Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew will play directly behind Abdul Majeed Waris in attack for the Black Stars as captain Asamoah Gyan sits out.The match is scheduled to kick off at 12:00 noon GMT. Below is Ghana XI for the World Cup qualifier against Comoros:Razak BraimahHarrison AffulBaba RahmanJonathan MensahJohn BoyeMubarak WakasoAfriyie AcquahSolomon AsanteAndre AyewJordan AyewMajeed Waris–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Kurtenbach: 10 things we learned about the Warriors this preseason

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.After a tumultuous offseason, that saw the exit of Kevin Durant to Brooklyn, pen meeting paper on new deals for Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, nine new players joining the roster, and the franchise’s move across the bay to San Francisco, it’s fair to say that the Warriors’ 2019 preseason was expected to be interesting.But this interesting?That, I’m not so sure about. Two wins and a never-ending string …last_img

The South Africa perception turnaround

first_img12 June 2009Five years have passed since that extraordinary moment in Zurich when Fifa president Sepp Blatter declared that South Africa had earned the right to host the biggest party on the planet.And with exactly one year remaining before the kick-off of the quadrennial showpiece of international soccer, South Africa can rightfully stake its claim as being the centre of the footballing universe.Of all the obstacles that have so far been overcome, the biggest has certainly been international perceptions of South Africa – and, indeed, the rest of the continent. Crime, an Aids pandemic, political instability and xenophobia provided plenty of ammunition for a hostile media and millions of Afro-pessimists around the world.And yet, like the miracle of 1994, South Africa has confronted its challenges head-on.Paul Bannister, acting CEO of the International Marketing Council of South Africa, says he believes the country has turned the corner “after 18 very challenging months, with concerns over Polokwane, the Eskom outages, Jacob Zuma’s legal issues and Zimbabwe”.Wadim Schreiner, managing director of international media research company Media Tenor, says foreign media coverage of South Africa has “completely turned around” since March.“The Germans just can’t believe that this World Cup is actually going to happen. They are now reporting that we are more or less on time, but there’s always a hint of disbelief.”The reality is that South Africa continues to meet its 2010 targets, and public perceptions of the country’s ability to host a successful tournament have now reached record highs.As France (1998), co-hosts Japan and South Korea (2002) and Germany (2006) all proved, the success of the host nation is critical to the success of a tournament of this magnitude.As a result, we can all be very grateful that Bafana Bafana, who have floundered for so long, are now showing signs of peaking at the rights time. Under Brazilians Carlos Parreira and his successor Joel Santana, the team has shown flashes of brilliance, and last weekend’s impressive victory against Poland was the perfect launch for South Africa’s Confederations Cup campaign.A year before the previous edition of the World Cup, Germany was seriously divided, but that tournament provided the glue that united the nation in a sea of black, yellow and red.South Africa too could be on the brink of a 2010-induced revolution that could change international perceptions of the country for decades to come.Urquhart is a former Fifa World Cup media officer and the current editor of Project 2010last_img read more

SongKick Raises Nearly $2m More for Concert Alerts, Music History & More

first_imgThis latest round of funding puts SongKick’s fundraising total at just under $7.5 million.The service’s basic concert alerts feature is something that a number of other companies provide. BandsInTown.com is often discussed as a SongKick competitor and offers an API as well as a Facebook app. Looking at that site’s design, though, makes me wonder whether it’s been acquired by SongKick, whether there’s a lazy web designer jumping from music company to music company, or some other explanation for the two sites to look remarkably similar. Related Posts There are many different services that let you sign up to get an email alert when your favorite band is coming to town, but UK-born SongKick keeps innovating and keeps finding more support for its efforts. A 2007 graduate of tech incubator program YCombinator, SongKick has raised $1.8 million in its 4th round of funding, according to an SEC filing posted online tonight.SongKick lets users collaborate to create a shared memory of all the live music shows they’ve attended, complete with multimedia and set lists. The company has said it wants to build something like IMDB for the musical history of musicians. Beyond alerts, ticket sales and a historical resource, SongKick’s biggest ticket to success has probably been its Application Programming Interface, which allows other partner websites to automatically display upcoming concert dates on artist pages. The biggest partner? Music industry approved YouTube sister-site Vevo, which started using SongKick to power its concert listings this summer. Tags:#music#news#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… marshall kirkpatrick 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

Which Heating Fuel is Cheaper, Electricity or Natural Gas?

first_imgMost green builders want to choose an environmentally responsible heating fuel, which is why an increasing number of green homes are all-electric. To prevent catastrophic climate change, we need to make a rapid transition away from the burning of fossil fuels (including natural gas, propane, and oil) toward the use of renewable energy (for example, electricity generated by photovoltaic arrays or wind turbines).That said, many builders and homeowners have been using natural gas for heating for many years. Before they make the switch to electricity, they often ask an important question: Which heating fuel is cheaper, natural gas or electricity?In most U.S. states, the answer is natural gas — but there are exceptions. As with most energy-related questions, the accurate answer is, “It depends.”Natural gas is cheap in Alaska, where residential customers pay only $4.68 per 1,000 cubic feet. On the other hand, natural gas is expensive in Florida, where residential customers pay $16.77 per 1,000 cubic feet.Electricity is cheap in Louisiana and Washington, where residential customers pay only 9.7 cents per kWh. On the other hand, electricity is expensive in Connecticut, where residential customers pay 20.3 cents per kWh — more than twice as much as homeowners in Louisiana.When it comes to energy costs, Hawaii is an outlier. All forms of energy are expensive in Hawaii:  natural gas costs residential customers $25.83 per 1,000 cubic feet, while residential electricity costs 29.5 cents per kWh. Fortunately, most Hawaiian residents don’t have to worry about heating fuel costs.If you want to know which heating fuel is cheaper in your area, you have to do the math.Step one: Determine your local fuel prices. You can either look up these prices on your utility bills, call up your local utility, or use the statewide averages shown in the table below.Once you know your fuel… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more