first_img Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News DMV Extends Expiring Drivers Licenses Qualified commercial drivers extended through June 30; drivers under 70 extended through May 31 STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 | 2:25 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News center_img The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is extending driver licenses expiring during the COVID-19 pandemic.Licenses for drivers under 70 that expire between March and May are now valid through May 31, and commercial licenses, endorsements and certificates expiring between March and June will remain valid through June 30.The extensions align with a recent emergency declaration from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The extension does not include medical certificates for commercial drivers, which requires additional administrative actions scheduled in the near future.The DMV has alerted California law enforcement of the extensions. Californians with a suspended license are not eligible.The DMV continues to review and process online renewals, and encourages drivers who are eligible to renew their license online to do so.The extensions require no individual action on the part of drivers. Drivers will not receive a new card or an extension in the mail. As an option, eligible drivers can request a free temporary paper extension online through DMV’s Virtual Field Office to document their extension.The Virtual Field Office,, builds on the other online services already available to DMV customers at, including driver license renewals.The temporary extensions are in addition to other steps the DMV announced earlier this month to help Californians with expiring licenses, including a 120-day extension for drivers age 70 and older. Drivers age 70 and older with expiring noncommercial licenses are receiving an extension in the mail automatically.The DMV is also temporarily waiving required in-person renewals for eligible driver license and identification cardholders with expirations in March, April, and May 2020. Individuals who meet the criteria are able to renew online or by mail. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News 41 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment 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.last_img read more

first_imgControversial Keystone XL pipeline project still faces serious economic questions FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Omaha World-Herald:The Keystone XL pipeline has faced bureaucratic hurdles, court challenges and the determined opposition of environmental groups. But the biggest challenge to the project at this point could come from basic economics.Weak oil demand and cheap alternative sources mean pipeline developer TC Energy should consider putting construction plans on pause — perhaps forever, said Charles Mason, chair in petroleum and natural gas economics at the University of Wyoming. “I don’t know if it’s dead,” Mason said of the pipeline. “It’s absolutely on life support.”The Keystone XL would transport up to 830,000 barrels a day from the oil sands of western Canada to a terminal in Steele City, Nebraska. It would ultimately supply oil refineries on the Gulf Coast.TC Energy has pushed back on skeptics who suggest that the pipeline is obsolete. While it has yet to make a “final investment decision,” the company says it is planning for construction to start this year.Major pipelines require a huge upfront investment that is based on a future stream of supply and the revenue that comes with it. Those contemplating new oil sands projects face similar arithmetic. Spending more than $60 to extract a barrel of oil that’s worth less than $50 is a tough way to make money, after all. The uncertain future of oil sands development was illustrated when Teck Resources recently announced that it is abandoning a major project.“The Canadian oil sands aren’t the only game in town, and I think their time has sort of come and gone,” Mason said. “It’s a remote deposit that’s hard to get to market in a world in which there are increasingly more attractive and more accessible sources of supply. The economics just don’t really stack up for the oil sands right now.”[Joseph Morton]More: Will simple economics deal fatal blow to long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline?last_img read more

first_img“In particular younger colleagues, who have a long accrual period ahead of them, may ultimately lose out on a couple of hundred euros annually,” he argued.Alexander Kuipers, spokesman for Aegon, explained that the insurer had decided on a full merger with Optas for economic reasons.“The pension fund is dying out because no policyholders are joining,” he said.He added that the benefit for the port workers would be that their pensions would become part of a “much stronger pensions environment”.Kuipers, however, confirmed that the fiscal status of Optas Pensioenen would change and that the merger – scheduled for 1 January – could affect the returns on the workers’ pension assets.He emphasised that benefits would remain guaranteed, and that Aegon had offered a one-off contribution of €1.5m “as a gesture” to the pensions pot.Stam said this was not sufficient. History of conflict The Dutch trade union for port workers (FNV Havens) has called on 14,000 of its members to lobby the regulator over a planned merger between their pensions insurer Optas Pensioenen and its parent company Aegon.The union said it wanted to force Aegon to offer compensation for the loss of an entitlement to reclaim dividend tax.As the legal successor of the industry-wide pension fund PVH, Optas can reclaim dividend tax in a number of countries. However, this income source would disappear if Optas became part of Aegon Life.According to union trustee Niek Stam, the 14,000 Optas policyholders among its members feared missing out on between €550,000 and €700,000 annually from their current pensions pot of around €720m. Port of RotterdamThe port workers have a long history of conflict with Aegon, which acquired Optas Pensioenen from Optas Foundation in 2007 in a €1.5bn transaction. The commercial life insurer and pensions provider was established by PVH in 1998, with PVH subsequently merging with Optas.As part of the €1.5bn transaction Aegon obtained €770m of reserved assets which, in the opinion of the port workers, were meant for the improvement of their pensions.However, as there was no legal document to prove this, the port workers and the Optas Foundation settled in 2010, resulting in Optas paying €500m into the workers’ pensions pot. Aegon followed with an €188m contribution in 2015.The remaining €1bn stayed with Optas – in the meantime renamed as Ammodo – a foundation focusing on “financially supporting projects for arts and science”.The port workers accused Aegon of targeting the reserved assets and alleged that the insurer had acted “unethically”.In a position paper on the Optas issue at the time, Aegon highlighted that the reserved assets were for the purpose of “operating an insurance business related to the port and transport sector and related companies” and that the assets acted as “security for honouring the liabilities of an insurance company”.The insurer added that “the reserved assets did not carry claims or liabilities towards the insured or others” and that “there was no obligation to spend this part of the assets”.last_img read more

first_imgJohn Desko’s eyes widened and he nodded in agreement when asked about the threat that Duke midfielders Myles Jones and Deemer Class pose.It’s the latter who tallied 13 points in two games against Syracuse last year, but the former who presents a force unlike any the Orange will face all season.“Myles Jones is probably the most dominant player in college lacrosse right now,” Desko said.At 6 feet, 4 inches and 240 pounds, Jones possesses the stature of an NFL tight end, with speed and a hard shot that both drew praise from SU players. But the midfielder’s expanding skill set is what has the Orange worried most, and defender Brandon Mullins will likely be tasked with slowing down the nation’s best midfielder when No. 1 Syracuse (6-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) faces No. 4 Duke (7-1) at 12:30 p.m. in the Carrier Dome on Sunday.In 2014, Jones had 26 assists in 20 games played. Through eight games this year, he already has a team-high 21 assists to complement his 24 goals. And while ranking fifth in the country at almost six points per game, he tops all midfielders in that category.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s obviously big and fast and has a really hard shot, but what’s made him more dangerous recently is his ability to feed,” Mullins said. “… That makes him even more dangerous.”Similar to last year, the Orange is likely to throw two long poles on Jones and Class, Mullins said. But unlike a season ago, Jones will bring a different dimension that will force Syracuse to be wary of what Jones is capable of if he is double-teamed.It’s rare that a defender pushes up to guard a midfielder — it’ll likely be a long-stick midfielder guarding Class — but Jones is good enough to draw Mullins, whom the Orange usually uses to defend other teams’ best attacks.The SU defender pointed out how an extra defender often slides quickly to Jones, but this year Jones has shown the presence to feed it off to the next open man instead of taking it himself.“I think freshman, sophomore year he was more of a dodger and shooter,” SU midfielder Henry Schoonmaker said. “He’s become more of a passer now that he’s got people looking at him more.”While Jones has 2 inches and almost 30 pounds on Mullins, the Syracuse senior has already helped limit the likes of Siena’s Richie Hurley, Army’s John Glesener and Johns Hopkins’ Shack Stanwick.Now, the Orange’s top defender will face his toughest test of the season if Desko decides to push him up to defend at the midfield line.“Most teams don’t have a player of that size and that physical that can match up with him,” Syracuse attack Kevin Rice said of Jones. “Brandon’s as physical and big as it comes in the country in terms of defenders.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories The natural: Midfielder Jones provides freak athleticism, lethal threat for Blue Devils as team attempts to seize 3rd straight national championshipcenter_img Published on March 21, 2015 at 3:47 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

first_img4 April 2003There was a glittering audience of several hundred guests at the recent launch of Walter and Albertina Sisulu: In Our Lifetime.The main speaker was former President Nelson Mandela, who left soon after his speech because he was scheduled to address another glittering audience at still another launch of yet another biography of a struggle stalwart, the late Ismail Meer, at the opposite end of town.Biographies of struggle heroes are becoming a growth industry. There are various editions, for example, of “Long Walk to Freedom”, Mandela’s biography: one can find it in one volume or two, illustrated or not, hardback or softcover, complete or condensed. Mandela books The Sisulu biography, written by daughter-in-law Elinor Sisulu, and A Fortunate Man, the Meer autobiography, finished after his death by his wife and children, are only the latest in this publishing phenomenon.Letlapa Mphahlele’s controversial Child of This Soil recounts the life of a freedom fighter, living in the bush and carrying on even after his organisation called for an end to armed struggle.Bandiet Out of Jail by Hugh Lewin is an update of an earlier struggle book with recollections of life in prison; the original book was banned during the apartheid era for the light it shed on prison conditions.Other prison biographies include “Voices from Robben Island”, featuring recollections from a number of famous ex-political prisioners, and “Reflections in Prison”, biographical sketches of some famous ex-Robben Island inmates. The classic “Island in Chains” by Indres Naidoo dates back to the 1960s.Women too spent time in jail. “Convictions: A Woman Political Prisoner Remembers”, by Jean Middleton, is a quirky look at prison life by a white, middle-class woman, while “Prison Diaries” is based on a diary kept by Fatima Meer, widow of Ismail Meer, a decade later. South African prison biographies Back to the present, a biography of feisty politician Patricia de Lille has been written by unsinkable journalist Charlene Smith – a happy conjunction of biographer and subject.Country of My Skull by Antjie Krog can be classified as a struggle biography because it tracks so many stories told to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as well as describing the deleterious effect covering the commission had on heretofore hardened journalists.The Essential Steve Biko includes, among essays by the founder of the Black Consciousness Movement, pieces by people who knew him well. And Fischer’s Choice: A Life of Bram Fisher by Martin Meredith is the latest biography of the Afrikaner advocate who defended resistence leaders in court before being imprisoned himself.“Our generation is fast disappearing”, Mandela said at the launch of the Sisulu book. But with more and more struggle biographies filling the shelves of bookshops and libraries, they are leaving behind a considerable legacy in print. A Fortunate ManIsmail Meer described himself as “A Fortunate Man” (Zebra) – in his family, friends, colleagues in the legal profession, his political comrades and his Muslim religion.His career tracked the progress of the liberation struggle among South African Indians. Like his wife, Fatima Meer, he spent time in prison, but that did not dampen his enthusiasm for the struggle, and he was prominent in civil disobedience, including the South African Indian Congress’s 1946 passive resistance campaign.Mandela described Meer as “a man of great integrity, both in his personal life and his political thinking”. The families were close; the Mandela children stayed with the Meers when they studied in Durban.When he died at the age of 82, his autobiography was not completed: but his wife and daughters have finished the tale of a man who fellow political ex-prisoner Ahmed Kathrada said was “more than an individual – he was an institution . His life was closely interwoven with numerous landmark events in the liberation struggle, and with the leaders and activists connected with those events.”Get “A Fortunate Man” from: Kalahari.netExclusive Books  Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rain throughout the week kept growers in the northern parts of the state from doing fieldwork, while growers in the south were afforded more opportunities to plant crops. There were 2.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 1st. The rain and cool temperatures in the northern counties limited most fieldwork to topdressing wheat and spraying for weeds. Some fields had standing water as well. Growers further south had more ideal weather for planting, and planted corn, oats, and even some soybeans. Producers throughout the state reported slow hay and pasture growth. Growers are also applying fertilizer when able to get into fields.View the complete report herelast_img read more

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Maybe the results you are producing now are good in spite of what you are doing. Maybe you aren’t producing your good results because of your beliefs and the actions you are taking (or aren’t).Maybe you aren’t making your number because you are taking the right actions, prospecting everyday, and selling exceptionally well. Maybe instead you have had a few lucky breaks, breaks that aren’t likely to come your way every year. Maybe you really should be doing much better. What if your sales results aren’t what they are because of what you are doing, but are good in spite of what you are doing?Maybe you feel fit and healthy now in spite of the fact that you aren’t really taking care of yourself. Maybe you are young enough, or maybe lucky enough, to feel good now. What if you feel good now in spite of what you are doing?It’s easy to assume that your beliefs and your actions serve you when things are working. If your results are what they should be right now, there is nothing compelling you to change. But take the same beliefs and same actions and project your path out into the future.If you aren’t prospecting, aren’t working on your effectiveness, and aren’t progressing as a salesperson (and as a businessperson), what will happen to you when you don’t catch the lucky breaks you’ve caught up until now?If you aren’t taking care of yourself, eating right, getting enough sleep, exercising, and avoiding things that are known to damage your health over the longer term, what will your health be like 10, 20, or 30 years down the road?You get to choose your future regrets right now. You get decide what you are going to wish you had done differently now. With every choice you make now, you are choosing what you will regret years and years from now. You also get to choose what decisions you will be happy with having made, even if they make you uncomfortable now.Long-term success and happiness is intentional.last_img read more

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now We can’t trust you if you tell us that you’re perfect. We don’t believe anyone is perfect. We don’t believe that anyone has developed to the point where there is nothing left to improve.We can trust you if you make things sound easy. If you downplay the financial investment or the investment of time and energy, it hits a sour note. We know that what we really want isn’t easy or we’d already have it.It’s very difficult to trust someone who has never made mistakes. That’s an indication that they have never really done anything like what they’re proposing, that they don’t understand the magnitude of the change the recommending, or they’re fibbing.We don’t believe that it’s a straight and certain path from where we are now to where we want to go, if only we will make the commitment you are asking us to make. Our experience tells us that the path isn’t straight, and the traveling isn’t easy. It sounds too good to be true, so we believe it isn’t.If we can’t see the flaws, if we can’t see the creases and the places where the seams are a little frayed, we doubt what we’re seeing is real. That manufactured perfection is not the same as authentic scars and scrapes.It’s very difficult to believe in a story where everything is perfect, because that’s not how stories go. There is always a dragon that is unconquerable, a villain who is indestructible, or some mountain that appears insurmountable. There is always a challenge, adversity, risk, and potential reward. But only potential, no guarantees.When you tell us about your limitations, your failures, your mistakes, and the eventual success you find only after you’ve learned and made adjustments, your vulnerability makes it easy to believe you.Perfection is a lie.If it takes you three times to get it right, then say it will take you three times to get it right. We’ll believe you.last_img read more

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Phoenix has taken the initiative to penalize its player Calvin Abueva after the forward was involved in an incident with Blackwater rookie Ray Parks’ girlfriend and actress Maika Rivera during their game on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT In a statement released on Saturday, the Fuel Masters said they “have decided to deduct P20,000 from the salary” of Abueva as a “preventive measure.”“We regret the incident that has stoked emotions among players fans,” the statement read.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“While we stand and support Calvin Abueva in his own right, we cannot deny the situation, that while there may have been provocation as per his claims, he could have exercised more prudence and patience in dealing with it moreso a female was involved.”READ: PBA: Phoenix halts Blackwater’s perfect run in Commissioner’s Cup Abueva reportedly defended himself and accused Rivera of being the instigator by cursing at him.Parks claimed Abueva cursed and made lewd gestures towards Rivera late in the Fuel Masters’ 103-98 win.“I understand he plays with antics and plays with people’s minds, but why can’t he do that to me?” a furious Parks said after the game, according to reports. “Why would he go off to the side of the court, to nobody that had nothing to do [with the game] and literally call that person a ‘b**ch’ while looking at the clock?”“I don’t even curse. And he’s going to curse at my girl and say, ‘What now, b**ch?’ and then do this,” Parks added.“Beyond the game, that’s disrespectful. I wouldn’t call his wife a ‘B’ word. That’s messed up. Something’s got to happen. That could be anybody. That could be somebody’s wife, the head coach’s wife, somebody.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Philippines to host full Ironman again in 2020 Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too PBA commissioner Willie Marcial is set to summon Abueva next week.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more

first_img Related Items:#ArthurForbesaccusedofrape, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 9, 2017 – Providenciales – No plea was required of Labour Tribunal President Arthur Forbes when he was charged at court with three counts of rape.    The shocking arrest and arraignment stems from a report made back on March 16, by a woman of Haiti who told media in her home country that Forbes had forced himself upon her more than once and that he allegedly used her dependency on a work permit to intimidate her.Police late yesterday confirmed that a 61 year old man of Provo was arrested, taken to court but was not required to enter a plea.    Forbes who is considered an astute member of the community being involved in many civic organizations, sports development, a mentorship program and the judge at the labour court is out on bail and will return to court for a sufficiency hearing next month.Police say the man’s bail was set at $10,000.#MagneticMediaNews#ArthurForbesaccusedofrape Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more