Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 93 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News More Cool Stuff PCHF chair Bob Harrison receives the annual J. Donald Thomas AwardThe Pasadena Child Health Foundation (PCHF) was awarded the J. Donald Thomas Award at this year’s virtual Young & Healthy Gala, acknowledging real-life support that has changed the lives of countless needy children in the Pasadena area.“This award is in recognition for all the support they have given us through the years; they have been such a stable friend to us,” said Young & Healthy Executive Director Mary Donnelly-Crocker, who presented the award to PCHF chair Bob Harrison.“Their priority to health and wellness has been a perfect match for us,” Donnelly-Crocker said.Pasadena-based Young & Healthy is a network of volunteers and physicians who donate time and services so children in low-income areas can receive free medical, dental, and mental health care, as well as help in navigating insurance options.Since 1992, the Pasadena Child Health Foundation has provided more than $1.9 million in grants to Young & Healthy, making them an indispensable ally in the quest for a healthier community.Numerous other organizations have benefitted from PCHF. Since 1951, the charitable foundation has supported local groups that work to reduce health disparities for children living in the PUSD.In 2016, PCHF decided to maximize its financial efforts and streamline its administrative arm by becoming an official fund of the Pasadena Community Foundation. It bears the distinction of being the largest single gift in PCF history: $6 million.Today, the PCHF Fund has grown to $7,591,667 and its grant program continues to affect community change. Since its alignment under the PCF umbrella, PCHF has deployed $750,000 with 43 total grants to 15 different organizations — consistently supporting outstanding programs, such as Young & Healthy, year after year.This year, responding to the pandemic, PCHF expanded the number of annual grantees from 10 to 14, and worked with the organizations as they pivoted their programs to comply with safety protocols while continuing to be of active service in the community. Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Make a comment Non-Profits News Pasadena Child Health Foundation Awarded J. Donald Thomas Award at Young & Healthy Virtual Gala STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 3:10 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News
By News Highland – August 7, 2020 Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Man charged in connection with Derry hoax call Homepage BannerNews Previous articleSt Eunans v Kilcar LIVE on HighlandNext articleNews, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries on Friday August 7th News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Google+ Facebook A 27 year old man has been charged with communicating false information causing a bomb hoax.He is due to appear at Derry Magistrates’ Court next month.It’s understood the charge relates to an incident in the Derry area earlier today. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21
Using a sclerochronological approach to determine a climate-growth relationship for waved whelk, Buccinum undatum, in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic
Using growth rings observed in statoliths, the size-at-age relationship was modeled for waved whelk (Buccinum undatum) populations within the Mid-Atlantic Bight. A total of 45 sites in the Mid-Atlantic were sampled between 2016 and 2019 using a scallop dredge, and a subset of the whelk collected were aged (n = 318). Lab-reared individuals and back-calculation methods were used to fill missing juvenile observations. The Mid-Atlantic Bight population appears to differ in the fit of growth curves, compared to other assessed populations, due to a timing difference in hatching. Growth curves for whelk from the Mid-Atlantic Bight show that maturity is reached between 4 and 6 years of age. A statolith chronology spanning a 10-year period was developed using a mixed-effects modeling approach. The chronology was used to explore the influence of temperature variation on growth during ecologically relevant periods. Growth increased with higher annual temperatures however specific seasonal bottom temperature had varying effects on growth. Increasing bottom temperature during summer, the anticipated egg-development and hatching period in this region, resulted in an age-dependent decline in growth with a positive effect on younger whelk and a negative effect on older whelk growth. Higher summer temperatures provide larger time-windows for growth, facilitating increased growth in early life stages. It appears that whelk in this region possess sufficient growth plasticity to adapt to warmer conditions throughout the year, but increased warming during specific seasons may depress growth in older individuals, potentially affecting fitness and population persistence. Understanding these temperature-growth dynamics are critical for disentangling the effects of climate change on whelk growth, allowing for population predictions in the future.
Saturday, March 168 p.m. Letter of Intent Signing – Football8:15 p.m. Letter of Intent Signing – Softball8:30 p.m. BHS Dance Department Presents: “Common Ground”10 p.m. BHS Music Department Presents: “On a Cold Winter’s Night”11:30 p.m. 2019 Cup of Cheers: District Cheerleading CompetitionSunday, March 17HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!8 p.m. BHS Boys Basketball Vs. Dickinson High School9 p.m. Lady Bees Basketball Vs. Memorial High School10 p.m. Lady Bees Basketball Vs. North Bergen High School11 p.m. Lady Bees Basketball Vs. Piscataway High SchoolMonday, March 188 p.m. 2019 Cup of Cheers: District Cheerleading Competition9 p.m. BHS Dance Department Presents: “Common Ground”10 p.m. BHS Music Department Presents: “On a Cold Winter’s Night”11 p.m. District 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra ConcertTuesday, March 198 p.m. District 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra Concert9 p.m. 2019 Cup of Cheers: District Cheerleading Competition10 p.m. BEN-TV Student Productions – Misc. Thursday, March 148 p.m. BBOED Open Workshop 2/27/199 p.m. BBOED Public Meeting 2/27/1910:30 p.m. BBOED Special Meeting 3/11/19Friday, March 158 p.m. Girls Elementary Basketball Championship – Oresko Vs. Harris9 p.m. Boys Elementary Basketball Championship – MJD Vs. Washington10 p.m. BHS Music Department Presents: “On a Cold Winter’s Night”11 p.m. Film Showcase Presentation: “The Rink” (1916)
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continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The past several decades have brought dramatic change to the payments industry. The rise of the internet, the proliferation of mobile devices, and the explosion of mobile connectivity have transformed the experience of buying and selling. Payments are no longer constrained by wired infrastructure, giving people in the farthest reaches of the world the ability to access the digital economy.For the last 60 years, Visa has led the migration to electronic payments. We’re proud of the progress we’ve made, alongside our clients and partners. Yet even with our success to date, there is much more opportunity ahead and more work to do. That is why Visa continually innovates to expand the reach of digital payments for everyone, everywhere. We’re particularly focused on:Improving the payment experience—making it easier to tap-to-pay with your card or mobile device and to make and receive payments faster. This includes Visa Direct, a fast and secure platform that makes it easy to send money at the touch of a button.
Amazon’s Alexa is being called to testify in the murder of a Broward county woman.Investigators say the smart speaker may be the only “witness” to the victim’s mysterious death, other than the killer.Police in Florida say they are using audio recordings obtained from a pair of Amazon smart speakers which police are hoping may have captured audio of the alleged killing of 32-year-old Silvia Galva. According to the police report 43-year-old Adam Crespo and Galva were arguing back in july when he tried to pull her off a bed.Galva allegedly grabbed a spear to prevent falling off the bed when Crespo said he heard a “snap” after the blade penetrated the victim’s chest.The defendant telling police he pulled the blade out of the victim’s chest “hoping it was not too bad.”Unfortunately, the spear to the heart killed Galva.Crespo is charged with second-degree murder.The Amazon Alexa smart speaker has been subpoenaed in a murder case before: a double homicide in New Hampshire. Amazon says the only way the smart speaker could possibly have evidence is if it detected a wake word like “Alexa” during the act.The company also says it “does not disclose customer information unless they’ve received a legally valid and binding order”.
The Florida Senate acted this week to prevent towns and cities including Key West from banning the sale of sunscreen items that contain chemicals which can potentially harm coral reefs.In a 12-4 vote on Wednesday, the Rules Committee sent a measure (SB 172) to the Senate floor that is intended to block local regulation of over-the-counter drugs and cosmetics, with a focus on sunscreens.According to Republican Senator and bill sponsor Rob Bradley, who also chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, local governments should not be allowed to put restrictions on sunscreen, as it is needed to protect Floridians as well as tourists from getting skin cancer.He adds, “All sunscreen should be available throughout the state of Florida for people who buy it so that they can protect themselves. We should listen to those (skin cancer) experts and listen to that science, which is clear. We should not listen to junk science. That’s another thing I think our constituents expect of us.”The issue revolves around sunscreens containing the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate.Bradley cites findings by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA), the Legislature’s research arm, about the effects of the chemicals. The agency concluded that oxybenzone and octinoxate have negative effects on corals and marine life when they are exposed to “concentration levels generally not observed in nature.”The agency added that the chemicals could also be found in seawater from “wastewater effluent, leaching from plastics, and leaching from hull paints on ships.”Deborah Foote, director of government affairs for the Sierra Club Florida, says people can easily use sunscreens without the disputed chemicals.The use of chemical sunscreens is not worth the risk to the reefs in tourist destinations such as Key West, according to the Surfrider Foundation’s Florida policy manager director, Holly Parker Curry.She explained before the vote, “Coral reefs are immensely valuable not only to Florida’s economy generally but particularly to the Keys and Key West,” Curry said in her testimony before Monday’s vote. In addition, Curry cited estimates from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration which show that Florida’s coral reefs have an asset value of $8.5 billion and support around 70,000 jobs.Florida League of Cities legislative director Rebecca O’Hara advised the committee to postpone enacting the preemption until more research could be conducted on the impact of the chemicals on coral reefs. She cautions, “I think there is probably good science out there, but I think it’s fair to say there is probably not enough to convince everybody.”“Our visitors are not expected to understand or appreciate the various particularities of different cities or counties and know what the rules are,” says Republican Senator Kathleen Passidomo, of Naples.She continues, “As a local government passes an ordinance that is totally different than anywhere else in the state, how are we supposed to know about it? You can have visitors coming to Key West without sunscreen, without products that protect their skin and then they can’t buy them. That’s just one example of why sometimes it’s in the best interest of the state of Florida that we preempt certain activities.”An identical bill in the House (HB 113) needs to get approval from two more panels before it can go to the full House. The Key West ban is scheduled to go into effect in January of next year.
President Trump praised Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday, referring to the former congressman “another great warrior” and promoting his endorsement as the catalyst for DeSantis’ election.“He called me, he said, ‘Sir, I’d like to run for governor,’” Trump said during a segue in a nationally televised speech about his impeachment acquittal at the White House. “I said, ‘Governor? I don’t want you to run. I’d like you to stay.’”The commander-in-chief added that DeSantis was adamant about running for office in 2018 and asked for Trump’s support.“I said, ‘How can I support you? You’re at three (percent in the polls),’” Trump added. “He was at three. He had no money. Somebody else was at 38 and they had $22 million cash.”Here’s what President Trump had to say about Gov. DeSantis this afternoon. https://t.co/8bMwsODopB pic.twitter.com/KiMQmaFcxQ— Pete Burke (@PeteBurke) February 6, 2020 Despite the circumstances, Trump offered his endorsement.“By the way, he ran,” Trump said of DeSantis. “I endorsed him. His numbers went through the roof.”Trump also explained that DeSantis’ Republican opponent, Adam Putnam, called him after the primary election.“The man who he beat who was expected to win easily called me after the race,” Trump stated. “He said, ‘You endorsed him and it was like a nuclear bomb went off. There was nothing I could do.’ He never even spent his money. He saved it.”Trump concluded his comments on DeSantis by calling him a “great governor,” and said, “He’s a very popular governor. His numbers are in the 70s, and he’s done a great job.”
At that location, a man named Michael Jones told police officers that another man who was camping on his property in a white Jeep Wrangler had attacked him.Jones said when he told the man, who was later identified as Dovi, to get off his property, Dovi threw him to the ground and then used the Jeep to crash into a golf cart being used by Jones’ business partner. Dovi then allegedly backed up in Jones’ Porsche.Next, Dovi, engaged police and FHP troopers in a chase north on I-95, until a trooper’s PIT maneuver caused him to crash near Hillsboro Blvd.Detectives say that since the incidents occurred within close proximity of each other, and within a close time frame, they are looking into the possibility that the murders and the assault on Jones could be related.Dovi was arrested on charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault and fleeing and eluding. He remains at the Broward County Jail. The two men who were found stabbed to death behind a luxury condo on the beach at Galt Ocean Mile in Fort Lauderdale were homeless, according to an update from police.Authorities identified the men as 59-year-old Walter Amryan III and 37-year-old Adan Gonsulez. Their bodies were found at around 6:15 a.m. on June 9 at 3100 N. Ocean Boulevard, behind the L’Hermitage condo.The Fort Lauderdale Police Department had withheld the duo’s identities as they attempted to locate next of kin. While they were able to find relatives of Amryan, they said they have “exhausted all available means to find the family of Gonsulez and are asking anyone that might have information to contact police.”Police are still calling 64-year-old Daniel Dovi a “person of interest” in the killings.Three hours after detectives found the two men’s bodies on the beach, officers responded to a call a about a half mile south, at 2613 Center Ave.