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first_img Community News Community News On Friday, May 2, 2014, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley hosted its 3rd Annual Women’s Leadership and Networking Day. This day-long inspirational conference was held at Twin Palms Restaurant and Lounge in Pasadena. The Women’s Leadership and Networking Day provided the opportunity to hear from seven unique women who have followed their passions and utilized their strengths to reach their professional goals.Guest speakers included: Phlunte Riddle – Phlunte Riddle Group; Ursula Hyman, Esq. – Partner, Latham & Watkins, LLP (Ret.); Melody Godfred, Esq. – Founder, Write In Color; Rosemarie Pilpa, PhD. – Biotechnologist & Patent Scientist; Michelle Martinez – City of Santa Ana Councilwoman; Lilli Cloud – Founder of Bluefeet Co.; and featured Susanne Whatley of KPCC 89.3 FM as emcee.This event, produced by the YWCA’s Women’s Leadership & Networking Day committee, was chaired by Paula Stamp and Kelsey Szamet. This event served as a means of sharing wisdom and advice to empower women in their careers and personal life, as well as an opportunity to make professional connections with other women in a variety of fields.“The energy in the room was palpable as 100 women came together to share, inspire and empower each other,” said Sharalyn Hamilton, Executive Director.The event brought together over 100 women of all ages and stages of their professional lives: career women, retired women, young professionals, and students. Guests attending were able to network and share personal stories and insight about their varied career fields and future goals.YWCA-Pasadena expresses their gratitude to their committed sponsors: PCL Construction, Gruen Associates, The Law Office of Angeline Chen, Salted Stone, Carmen Vargas & Christopher Garrido, Ellen’s Silkscreening, Pasadena Magazine, and Business Life Magazine. Special thanks to Cam Sanders, our event photographer.About the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill ValleyThe YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley began over 108 years ago to meet the needs of young women in Pasadena. Its programs address the mission of the national organization, “eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.” More information about the YWCA is available at www.ywca-pasadena.org. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Top of the News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Gatherings YWCA Pasadena-Foothil Valley Celebrates the 3rd Annual Women’s Leadership and Networking Day STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | 4:00 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Business News Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – May 7, 2021 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Facebook INMO seeks answers on ‘Covid holiday’ claim Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nurses and midwives have called on the Minister for Health to answer their long standing demand for extra annual leave days.Minister Stephen Donnelly addressed the INMO’s delegate conference this morning.The organisation is seeking 10 extra holiday days for its members who have been battling the COVID crisis over the past year.Arranmore Island native Karen McGowan is President of the INMO. She says they need  answers………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/kareninmo5pm-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleAscot win for Martin HarleyNext articleNews, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries on Friday May 7th News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Water levels were rising along South Carolina’s coast early Thursday morning as Hurricane Dorian inched toward the picturesque port city of Charleston.Charleston residents who didn’t heed earlier evacuation orders have now been asked to shelter in place as the winds pick up and heavy rain falls down. Downtown Charleston’s narrow, low-lying streets are underwater and the northbound portion of the city’s expressway has been shut down since Wednesday due to flooding.Authorities were deployed throughout the city overnight responding to calls of downed trees and power lines, floods and other storm-related incidents, according to the Charleston Police Department.Meanwhile, more than 201,000 homes and businesses were already without power across South Carolina as of Thursday morning. The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office took to Twitter early Thursday to urge lingering residents to “not leave your home unless your life is in danger there.”“Don’t put your life on the line,” the sheriff’s office tweeted.Hurricane Dorian, which restrengthened back to a Category 3 late Wednesday packing sustained winds of 115 miles per hour, is forecast to come very close to South Carolina’s shores later Thursday morning, with Charleston and Myrtle Beach expected to bear the brunt of the impact.Dorian is then forecast to move near or over the coast of North Carolina around Thursday night through Friday morning, during which time the storm will likely make landfall somewhere along the state’s barrier islands, the Outer Banks, according to the National Hurricane Center.The coastal Carolinas are expected to get up to 12 inches of total rainfall through Friday, with as much as 15 inches accumulating in isolated locations. Coastal Georgia and far southeast Virginia could see as much as 6 inches, according to the National Hurricane Center.The combination of relentless rain and a dangerous storm surge of up to 8 feet could cause life-threatening flash floods in some areas, depending on how close the eye of the storm comes to shore.A flash flood warning has been issued for Charleston, where more than 4 inches of rain have fallen since Wednesday. The coastal city is expected to see 1 to 2 inches of rain per hour throughout Thursday.Meanwhile, a tornado watch and warning are in effect in and around the Myrtle Beach area. The tornado watch also stretches across state lines to Wilmington, North Carolina.A tornado was spotted early Thursday morning near a highway in Little River, South Carolina, some 25 miles northeast of Myrtle Beach, while another touched down in North Myrtle Beach. A tornado was also observed in Columbus, North Carolina, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center. “It is not that uncommon to see tornadoes with a tropical system near the coastline,” said ABC News senior meteorologist Max Golembo.One storm-related death has already happened in North Carolina. An 85-year-old man fell off a ladder while preparing his Columbus County home for Dorian, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday.So far, the eye of the storm has moved parallel to — but remained offshore of — the southeastern United States. But hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center, while tropical-storm-force winds extend as much as 195 miles. After lashing Florida’s east coast Wednesday with heavy rain and strong winds, Dorian’s outer bands were striking seaside communities from Georgia to southern North Carolina on Thursday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.More than 4,000 flights have been cancelled within, into or out of the United States since Monday. A number of airports have shuttered this week, including several in Florida, two in South Carolina and one in North Carolina.Before approaching the United States, Dorian slammed into the Bahamas on Sunday afternoon as a Category 5 hurricane, the strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall on record. The storm hovered over the archipelago’s northern islands for nearly two days, leveling dozens of buildings, flooding roads and submerging an airport. The official death toll from the storm is now at 20 but that number is expected to rise further in the coming days as authorities assess the destruction on the ground, according to Bahamian authorities.The Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said at a press conference Wednesday that Dorian has left “generational devastation” across the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, which are both in the archipelago’s northern region, east of southern Florida.Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, is now the only hospital capable of treating the most seriously injured from across the 700-plus islands and cays, according to Dr. Caroline Burnett-Garraway, medical chief-of-staff at the hospital.Burnett-Garraway said the hospital has received at least 38 patients, including children, who were medically evacuated from hard-hit islands. Many were subjected to floodwaters and intense winds for days. Their injuries range from severe dehydration to lacerations and broken bones to acute kidney injuries. One patient had to have his upper arm amputated, she said.“A whole family was in a car and a roof blew off and fell into their car. A 7-year-old is badly hurt. The family was taking shelter from the storm,” Burnett-Garraway told ABC News, recalling some of the patients they have treated thus far.Storm conditions have made it difficult to evacuate patients. Three men died immediately after arriving at Princess Margaret Hospital, according to Burnett-Garraway.“We have to forge on,” she said, “day by day.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Suzanne Rowan KelleherHow desperate are you for a vacation?  New research shows that some Americans would put their finances in jeopardy to go away.Twelve percent of Americans are willing to forego paying their bills to be able to go on vacation, and four percent are even willing to skip a mortgage or rent payment, according to a recent consumer survey conducted on behalf of Tripping.com, a vacation rental search engine that aggregates listings from HomeAway, HouseTrip, FlipKey, and other travel sites.“It definitely surprised us to hear that people would skip out on important financial responsibilities, such as a mortgage, in order to finance their vacations,” said Jen O’Neal, founder and CEO of Tripping.com.J.D. Roth, founder and editor of the personal finance blog GetRichSlowly.org and the author of Your Money: The Missing Manual, believes it’s important to spend money on what you’re passionate about while at the same time cutting back on the things you don’t care about. But he says he would never advocate not paying your bills. “That sounds like misplaced priorities.”The survey, which was conducted among 1,500 American adults in early January 2015, honed in on what prevents people from taking their ideal vacation as well as what they’re willing to sacrifice in order to travel. continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgTopics : “The effects of the [COVID-19] pandemic continue to be felt, impacting prices and demand in some of our markets,” Srivastava said in an official statement on Monday.The miner’s coal sales volume rose 3 percent to 21.5 million tons in the first quarter, but higher sales were offset by a 6 percent drop in prices to US$49 per ton, said Srivastava. Prior to the pandemic, Bumi expected coal prices to remain between $51 and $53 per ton.Bumi booked a $35.1 million loss in this year’s first quarter, down from $48.5 million in profit in the same period last year, the company’s latest financial report shows. To alleviate the impacts of the pandemic, Bumi is also looking into metal mining and chemical production. Through subsidiary PT Bumi Resources Minerals (BRMS), the company plans to intensify its gold mining in Palu, Central Sulawesi, and zinc mining in Dairi, North Sumatra, starting next year, according to Srivastava.The firm also plans to become one of the coal suppliers to a multi-billion dollar coal-to-methanol processing plant in East Kalimantan. Methanol is commonly used in biodiesel production.The plant, being developed by affiliated financing firm Bakrie Capital Indonesia (BCI), is estimated to require 6 million tons of coal each year once operational in 2024.“There is strong momentum for this project, which will produce high-value methanol from abundant, low-value coal reserves,” said BCI chief executive officer Adika Nuraga Bakrie, in a joint statement on May 15.Developing downstream mining industries is part of the government’s vision to capitalize on Indonesia’s underground wealth.The government, through the new Mining Law, even plans to guarantee mining permit extensions for coal miners that develop downstream operations.Bumi recorded a 97 percent drop in profit last year, one of the steepest among coal miners publicly listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX).The company’s profits this year were also pinched by rising production costs, as the company raised its strip ratio – the volume of waste material removed to obtain a given volume of coal – to produce higher quality coal. Production costs rose 38 percent year-on-year (yoy) to $238.17 million in the first quarter. Raising its strip ratio contrasts with Bumi’s competitors PT Adaro Energy and PT Bukit Asam, Indonesia’s first and second most profitable coal miners last year, which lowered their strip ratios to cut costs.center_img Indonesia’s most productive coal miner PT Bumi Resources has lowered its sales target for 2020 after its profits dipped into the negative in the first quarter this year, amid continued global market pressures.The publicly listed firm aims to sell up to 90 million tons of coal this year, down from an initial target of 93 million tons, the firm’s corporate secretary Dileep Srivastava told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.The lower sales target follows weakening coal prices and demand, particularly from partially-locked down India, Indonesia’s second largest coal buyer.last_img read more

first_imgLocalNews Nurse warns on risks involving oral sex by: – June 21, 2012 Tweet 274 Views   9 comments Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Development of white warts associated with HPV A retired nurse has spoken out in an attempt to educate and warn the public on the risks involved in engaging in oral sex.During a local talk show on Thursday, retired nurse Justina James said persons may believe that oral sex is a better option to actual sex, but the consequences one is made to bear after such an activity does not merit that “sort” of involvement.She said oral sex can lead to genital human papillomavirus, or HPV, which is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases.HPV infects the genital areas of males and females and can also infect the mouth and throat.However, research indicates that most people who become infected with HPV do not even know that they have it.Nurse James said HPV does not only affect women but men as well.“The men believe the women are the ones who suffer the consequences but the men do as well because HPV can be carried by the man under the foreskin and that is where the virus is being harbored”.She warned that any man who is infected with the virus and engages in “virginal sex” will transmit that virus to the woman.Also, if that woman then engages in oral sex with a man, that man is also at “risk”.“Any woman who has HPV and is involved with other men at some point many more women will develop that problem,” James noted.She said HPV is a gateway to cancer of the cervix and she is of the view that the best way “out” is to “cease” from the practice of oral sex.“Quite a few men are infected with HPV and they are not aware of it and I think we should break that cycle, if proper sexual practices are being upheld. Men have to take care of themselves and don’t wait for a woman to get tested for you to know if you carrying the virus”.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

first_imgAt about this time eight years ago, Ken Griffey, Jr. was accepting the American League Most Valuable Player honor. Now, thanks to a myriad of injuries over the last four seasons, Griffey is collecting the National League Comeback Player of the Year.Still, receiving any award has to feel pretty good for Griffey at this point. He’s no longer “The Kid” — it’s hard to keep that moniker once you have kids of your own. And the Griffey who belted 35 home runs and batted .301 this season is simply a shadow of the player who was once christened as the best player in the game, the star who would eventually break Hank Aaron’s home run record. Heck, people thought Griffey might shatter Aaron’s prestigious mark of 755.In his heyday, Griffey was a player who could do it all. A lanky kid (which he truly was, making his major league debut at age 19) possibly possessing the smoothest swing ever, “Junior” was blessed with a rare combination of power and speed. He translated that speed in center field into 10 Gold Gloves, just two less than Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente.Griffey brought the struggling Seattle Mariners franchise into the limelight, to contender status. I would go as far as to say Junior did more for the Mariners than the color teal (and don’t deny it; we all rocked the teal in the ’90s). “The Kid” was the hero of children across the country, adorning the cover of video games and baseball-card wrappers alike. (Speaking of which, remember how expensive that 1990 Upper Deck rookie was?)There were always rough times. Critics despised the complaints with Seattle that he voiced publicly at times. Despite being a fairly quiet guy who kept to himself for the most part, detractors labeled Griffey as cocky. He was labeled a prima donna.But, after his recent debacle in Cincinnati, Griffey has dropped off of baseball’s A-list. Kids aren’t entranced while watching his picture-perfect swing. They don’t see the Griffey of old in the field, crashing into the outfield wall to rob a home run. “The Kid” has turned into a 35-year-old man.It’s hard not to feel a sense of irony when looking at Griffey’s fellow award winner — Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi, who snagged the American League Comeback honor. Giambi did have an impressive season while apparently staying steroid free. But, it’s those players like Giambi who have made the public forget how great the stars in Griffey’s era were. Banner home-run seasons by hulked-up ‘roiders took over America’s pastime and pushed Junior from an injured star to a forgotten commodity.Those power hitters loaded up with steroids have made 50-home-run seasons from the late ’90s look, well, quite frankly, fairly mundane. Somehow, swept up in the steroids scandal, the nation has brushed aside the accomplishments of Griffey and players like Frank Thomas. And, while it seems impossible to ever truly know these days about the legitimacy of any hitting statistics in baseball, Griffey and Thomas seem to hold up well under the scrutiny.When Griffey eclipsed the 500-home-run mark, there wasn’t the hoopla present after seemingly every Barry Bonds long ball at SBC Park.And compared to Bonds’ frosty relations with the media and the public, any of “Junior’s” actions in Seattle seem pretty civil. Hearing about any of Griffey’s accomplishments would have been a pleasant alternative to seeing Rafael Palmeiro’s ugly mustache in the news. Gag me.But, if even for just a millisecond, it’s nice to see Griffey take part of the spotlight back.last_img read more