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Wells Fargo Announces Million Dollar Donation to Villa Esperanza Services

first_img 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. 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Giving Back Wells Fargo Announces Million Dollar Donation to Villa Esperanza Services Funding Granted To Help Meet Urgent Need & Nonprofit Capital Campaign Goal From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 2:28 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News 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 Detail of Campus Entry for Villa StreetThis Autism Awareness Month, Wells Fargo announces a million dollar grant to Villa Esperanza Services for the most urgent needs of their $18 million capital campaign. Villa Esperanza Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and education of children, adults and seniors with developmental, intellectual and other disabilities.The announcement comes during the month of April, recognized as Autism Awareness Month, helping raise awareness about the spectrum disorder that is currently suspected to affect up to 1 in 68 children, with the rate even higher in boys with 1 in 42 diagnosed with the disorder in the United States.Ricki Robinson, MD“Autism is one of the fastest growing childhood epidemics of our time. Soon these autistic children will be adults, and it is more important than ever for professionals and parents to increase their knowledge about successful treatment models, and for society to create systems that acknowledge the needs of its citizens on the autism spectrum,” explains Ricki Robinson, MD, a clinical leader holding a Masters of Public Health and Villa Esperanza Services board member. “Villa Esperanza Services is truly part of the daily solution for families and one of the only nonprofits extending full continuity of care, helping children and adults alike.”The capital campaign entitled “Hope Moves Forward” reflects the organization’s namesake meaning “House of Hope” founded by a group of mothers in 1961 to help their children with disabilities.Joe Defur“Due to the urgent need in our community, and as a result of the passion and confidence we have in the mission of Villa Esperanza Services, Wells Fargo is proud to support the organization during this critical time,” said Joe Defur, Wells Fargo Private Bank senior managing director for California and Villa Esperanza board member. “For the past 21 years Wells Fargo executives have served on Villa Esperanza Services’ board of directors to help bring hope to families in Southern California, and the need for improvements at Villa Esperanza has never been more vital.”The first phase of the capital campaign master plan is a nine million dollar goal that will allow the organization to build a new school and purchase and renovate a new permanent home for the adult day program. This will allow for an increase in school enrollment by 41 percent and 36 percent in the adult day program. Villa Esperanza Services plans to break ground in July 2015. Phase two of the capital campaign will begin shortly thereafter, and is another nine million dollar goal, which will help complete the renovation including new occupational and physical therapy facilities and administrative offices.David DiCristofaro“At Wells Fargo we know we can only be as strong as the strength of the communities we serve, and with autism rates on the rise it is more important than ever to help the professionals and families in need of successful treatment models and programs,” said David DiCristofaro, Wells Fargo president of Greater Los Angeles. “Wells Fargo believes so strongly in the urgent need and effectiveness of the services Villa Esperanza provides that this donation is coming from our national philanthropy budget and is above and beyond our annual local giving. When you see the dedication of the staff and the amazing outcomes of the students, it becomes crystal clear that the work Villa Esperanza is doing is making an important impact.”In 2013 Wells Fargo was named top corporate philanthropist locally and nationally, donating $275 million to nonprofit and community organizations across the country, with $29 million donated in Los Angeles and Orange Counties.About Villa Esperanza ServicesVilla Esperanza Services is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and education of children, adults and seniors with developmental, intellectual and other disabilities. Villa Esperanza Services offers nine programs including a comprehensive education center for children up to the age of 22 years; a speech and language center and occupational therapy clinic providing children, adults and seniors with comprehensive therapies; employment services; day programs for adults; and adult residences in Pasadena and Thousand Oaks. To learn more about Villa’s collaborative approach, log on to www.VillaEsperanzaServices.org.About Wells FargoWells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,000 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 264,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com.last_img read more

New Britain Palm Oil reports strong trading, but uncertainty surrounds company future

first_imgNew Britain Palm Oil (NBPO) has reported strong trading for the first half of 2014, however the company could face a new take over bid, after its biggest shareholder revealed it is disposing of its 48.97% stake in the company.The palm oil producer saw an increase of 126.3% in pre-tax profit, for the six months ending 30 June 2014. It also reported a gross margin of 42.2%, nearly 10% higher than last year, reflecting higher selling prices and cash cost reductions.The group has also recieved a letter from Kulim, majority shareholder, proposing its desire to divest its entire equity interest in NBPO. The company do not know whether this will result in a change of control or a formal takeover offer for all or part of Kulim’s issued share capital. In a statement, NBPO said: “The Board intends to establish an independent board committee to ensure that the best possible outcome is obtained for all shareholders and to ensure compliance by the Company with its obligations under the PNG Code.”The company states that its Liverpool refinery had continued to grow sales volumes in both the bulk and bakery sectors with a record level of fully traceable and certified sustainable palm oil delivered to customers in the first half.Commenting on the half year results, Nick Thompson, chief executive officer said:  “The Group’s operational performance for the first half of 2014 was very strong with record production of FFB and total oils which, together with better extraction rates, higher selling prices achieved and lower costs of production, resulted in a profit before tax of USD 73.1 million excluding unrealised non-cash foreign exchange gains.“Palm oil prices during the period have been trading in a broad range between USD 830 and USD 990 per tonne. While the outlook for palm oil demand remains robust, the record supply of alternative vegetable oils has resulted in current prices trading at their lowest levels so far this year.“It also appears less likely that an “El Niño” event will have a materially negative impact on global palm oil production, as was previously predicted by climate models. On a positive note, increasing local consumption in Malaysia and Indonesia and a strengthening of the global economy continue to be supportive for longer term pricing.”NBPO is a major producer of palm oil from sustainable resources and employs around 100 staff at its refinery and bakery unit on Bootle’s Regent Road, Liverpool.last_img read more

HKS establishes the Walter Shorenstein Fellowship in Media and Democracy

first_imgHarvard Kennedy School (HKS) today announced an ambitious new fellowship in honor of developer and philanthropist Walter Shorenstein and a name change for the research center endowed by the late Shorenstein in 1986. A gift of $5 million from Doug and Lydia Shorenstein to Harvard University will be used to fund the new Walter Shorenstein Fellowship in Media and Democracy. The fellowship will bring high-profile figures in the areas of media, politics and policy to the Kennedy School to engage with students, faculty, scholars and the public on important issues of the moment.“The Shorenstein Center was one of my father’s proudest achievements,” said Doug Shorenstein, “and I am delighted to be able to make this gift to honor his legacy and keep his influence alive.”“We are thrilled to launch the Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellowship program thanks to the generosity of Doug and Lydia Shorenstein, and look forward to bringing innovative, cutting-edge thought leaders to the Center,” said HKS Dean David T. Ellwood. “The program will be a perfect way to honor Walter, whose visionary leadership drove the center, the Kennedy School, and the nation.”The Center’s name will become the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, replacing its previous name, the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. “The name change is intended to recognize the generosity and commitment of the Shorensteins to the Center whose name will now honor the entire family,” said Alex S. Jones, Shorenstein Center Director. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Mike Trout strikes a somber tribute in Angels’ loss to Astros

first_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Keuchel allowed just five hits, two runs, and lowered his ERA to 3.54.Altuve also homered in the third inning to give the Astros a 1-0 lead. But aside from a fifth-inning meltdown, Angels starter Andrew Heaney (7-8) was every bit Keuchel’s equal.With one out in the fifth, Alex Bregman singled and was forced out at second base when Altuve beat out a potential double-play groundout. Carlos Correa dropped a single into center field and Tyler White walked on four pitches, loading the bases for Marwin Gonzalez.“I tried to nibble early,” Heaney said. “I tried to throw a 2-0 slider there; behind in the count with a couple runners on, I didn’t want to give him anything too good to hit. He’s a good fastball hitter. Once it got to 3-and-0, I threw him a fastball down and away. It was close. Didn’t nibble. Didn’t get called a strike. I just moved on.”Related Articles Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Houston turned a couple more tricks on defense. Right fielder Josh Reddick dove to catch a fly ball hit to the gap in the sixth inning. In the seventh, Reddick kick-started a relay that retired Rivera by a whisker at home plate.Taylor Ward’s second career home run, his first at Angel Stadium, followed. But the two-run shot to left-center field was too little, too late. The Angels trailed 6-2 and no amount of marketing gimmicks – in addition to the beginning of “Players Weekend” across MLB, Friday marked the beginning of an “80s homestand” at Angel Stadium – could bring them back. PreviousLos Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, warms up as his interpreter Ippei Mizuhara records with a smartphone during practice before the team’s baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney picks up the rosin bag after giving up a grand slam to the Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez, rear, during the fifth inning of Friday’s game at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout connects for a triple during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout runs toward first base after hitting a triple during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols smiles after a walk to first base during the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve, right, celebrates his home run with Carlos Correa during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 21: Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros crosses home plate in front of Rene Rivera #44 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after hitting a home run in the thrid inning at Angel Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Anaheim, California. Players are wearing special jerseys with their nicknames on them during Players’ Weekend. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve, left, celebrates after his home run as Los Angeles Angels catcher Rene Rivera watches during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve celebrates his home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney leaves the mound after the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa, left, celebrates after tagging out Los Angeles Angels’ Kole Calhoun, right, during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney stands on the mound during the second inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve drops a ground ball hit by Los Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout wears a jersey bearing a name of his brother-in-law, Aaron Cox, during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. Cox, a former minor-league baseball player, died at 24 on Aug. 15. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 21: Marwin Gonzalez #9 of the Houston Astros hits a grand slam home run in the fifth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Houston Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez watches the flight of his grand slam during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Houston Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez celebrates after hitting a grand slam during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Angels’ Mike Trout, playing his first game since Aug. 1, wears a jersey bearing the name of his brother-in-law, Aaron Cox, during Friday’s game against the Astros at Angel Stadium. Cox, a former Angels minor-leaguer, died at 24 on Aug. 15. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 21: Rene Rivera #44 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim stands at home plate while Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros congratulates Marwin Gonzalez #9 on his grand slam home run in the fifth inning at Angel Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 21: David Fletcher #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim crosses the plate before Martin Maldonado #15 of the Houston Astros can make the tag in the eighth inning at Angel Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 21: David Fletcher #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim crosses the plate before Martin Maldonado #15 of the Houston Astros can make the tag in the eighth inning at Angel Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 21: Umpire Marvin Hudson #51 calls David Fletcher #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim safe after he crossed the plate before Martin Maldonado #15 of the Houston Astros could make the tag in the eighth inning at Angel Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa hits a home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 24: Houston Astros Martín Maldonado hugs Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during batting practice at Angel Stadium on April 24, 2018 in Anaheim, California. All players across MLB will wear nicknames on their backs as well as colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs inspired by youth-league uniforms. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 24: Houston Astros Martín Maldonado hugs Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during batting practice at Angel Stadium on April 24, 2018 in Anaheim, California. All players across MLB will wear nicknames on their backs as well as colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs inspired by youth-league uniforms. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout walks out of the batting cage during practice for a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout stands outside the batting cage during practice for the team’s baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, tosses the ball during practice before a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani, right, of Japan, warms up as his interpreter Ippei Mizuhara records with a smartphone during practice before the team’s baseball game against the Houston Astros, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney picks up the rosin bag after giving up a grand slam to the Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez, rear, during the fifth inning of Friday’s game at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)NextShow Caption1 of 31Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney picks up the rosin bag after giving up a grand slam to the Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez, rear, during the fifth inning of Friday’s game at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ExpandANAHEIM — When the Angels drafted pitcher Aaron Cox in the 19th round out of Millville (N.J.) High School, it invited the same dream as any young man’s: that his jersey would someday be worn on the field at Angel Stadium.Friday was that day.Mike Trout chose to wear “A. Cox” on the back of his jersey during Players’ Weekend, a second-year tradition across Major League Baseball that has birthed creative and crude nicknames alike. In his first game since Aug. 1, Trout struck a somber tone in the Angels’ 9-3 loss to the Houston Astros. Cox, his brother-in-law, died on Aug. 15.“It meant a lot,” Trout said. “I didn’t really tell anybody I was doing it. I came in here, I told Keith (Tarter, the Angels’ clubhouse manager) before the game, ‘it would be cool to honor him tonight.’ He was obviously a brother-in-law to me, but he was one of my closest friends. “I hang out with him a lot, let’s put it that way. I’m real close to him. Jess (Trout’s wife) is real close to him. Her family is real close to him. The last few days, it’s been tough.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.The Angels never led before the announced crowd of 42,788. The loss dropped their record to 63-66, 15½ games behind the first-place Astros (78-50) in the American League West.Trout tripled in his first at-bat since a wrist injury sent him to the disabled list and the death of his brother-in-law sent him home to Millville. He added a single to finish 2 for 3 with a walk.“Every so often you think about him coming to the field,” Trout said of Cox. “You hear a song that you listened to when you were with him, and he liked that song, but it’s good to get back on the field. It was tough. I was fighting emotions tonight. Obviously coming back (to Angel Stadium) yesterday – I was emotionally drained the last couple days.”Cox had recently retired from baseball earlier this month after spending the season with the Inland Empire 66ers, the Angels’ Class-A affiliate. No cause of death has been announced.center_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Gonzalez’s second career grand slam came on a 1-and-1 sinker over the plate.“It was supposed to be a heater in,” Heaney said. “Just left it right out over the middle.”The Astros picked up a run in the seventh inning against Cam Bedrosian, another in the eighth against Noe Ramirez, and two in the ninth against Deck McGuire.While Trout’s return offered an emotional lift, the Angels needed more to upend the defending World Series champions. Even Trout, usually focused on the final score regardless of his own fate, didn’t bother to downplay the emotions of his return. He said it was one of the toughest games he’s ever had to play.“My brother came out here, but my family’s back home,” he said. “Every so often you can’t help but not think about it. He was a close friend of mine. Obviously, he was my brother-in-law, but we were really close.” Dwarfed by that emotional toll, Trout also needed time to recover from his wrist injury. He received a cortisone shot on Aug. 6. By the time he began swinging a bat about a week ago, Trout said he was pain-free.Trout’s 384-foot fly in the first inning turned around Astros left fielder Marwin Gonzalez in his tracks. He was coasting into third base by the time center fielder Tony Kemp relayed the ball back to the infield. But after walking Albert Pujols, pitcher Dallas Keuchel (10-10) got Andrelton Simmons to hit into a forceout, ending the inning.From there, Keuchel faced the minimum number of Angels until Rene Rivera led off the fifth inning with a single. The left-hander induced eight groundouts, five in the air, and another five via strikeout.One of the Angels’ groundouts came with a big asterisk.With Kole Calhoun on first base and one out in the second inning, David Fletcher hit a soft line drive to Astros second baseman Jose Altuve. Rather than catch the ball on the fly, Altuve intentionally backed up to the edge of the outfield grass.The ball dropped there, just in front of Altuve’s glove. Fletcher, who slowed midway down the line, was thrown out at first base by a step. After the game, Fletcher said he could have beaten it out had he not slowed down. Since Altuve had every chance to catch the ball on the fly, Calhoun was caught between first and second base and was ultimately doubled up to end the inning. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: DONEGAL BOSTON EX-PATS GET READY FOR HURRICANE SANDY

first_imgStorm on the way to South Boston – Donegal DailyFOR MANY ex-pat Donegal folk, this is a critical night on the north eastern seaboard of the United States.Majella McFadden from the Donegal Boston Gaelic Football Club sent Donegal Daily this picture a short time ago.“This is us bracing for Hurricane Sandy on Carson Beach, South Boston,” said Majella. “And Sandy is still a few hundred miles off shore!!!”The storm hit southern New Jersey at 10pm Irish Time, and New York has lost power to 50,000 homes, with 100,000 more in darkness in New Jersey.But it’s just going to get worse with the worst storm to hit the US in 30 years.The Irish Embassy is tweeting updates to followers on Twitter, for readers there. “This is going to be a big storm. It’s going to be a difficult storm,” said US President Barack Obama.“I think the public needs to prepare for the fact that this is going to take a long time for us to clean up. The good news is we will clean up and we will get through this.”PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: DONEGAL BOSTON EX-PATS GET READY FOR HURRICANE SANDY was last modified: October 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: DONEGAL BOSTON EX-PATS GET READY FOR HURRICANE SANDYlast_img read more

NHL Sides Take Step Backward In Negotiations To End

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman  was “thoroughly disappointed” in three counter-proposals from the players’ association on Thursday and left the negotiating table pessimistic about a resolution.No new talks have been scheduled, and the possibility of a full hockey regular season is quickly shrinking.“Today is not a good day,” NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr said.Thursday’s meetings, according to Bettman, were a “step backward,” while Fehr insists the NHL was only willing to work off its offer from Tuesday, rejecting the players’ three counteroffers.The union offered multiple options in response to the NHL’s offer on Tuesday that called for an 82-game season and a 50-50 split of hockey-related revenues between owners and players.Said Blues captain David Backes in a text to ESPN.com: “We feel our newest proposal took a great step toward getting a deal done. It’s too bad the owners don’t feel that way and I fear that we may miss an extended amount of time now.”Bettman said that proposal was the “best that we could do” and added that the two sides are still far apart.“None of the three variations of player share that they gave us even began to approach 50-50, either at all or for some long period of time,” Bettman said.“It’s clear we’re not speaking the same language.”Fehr said two of the union’s proposals would have the players take a fixed amount of revenue, which would turn into an approximate 50-50 split over the term of the deal, provided league revenues continued to grow.The third approach would be a 50-50 split, as long as the league honored all existing contracts at full value.Deputy commissioner Bill Daly contradicted what Fehr said was included in the third proposal, saying in a statement: “The so-called 50-50 deal, plus honoring current contracts proposed by the NHL Players’ Association earlier today is being misrepresented. It is not a 50-50 deal. It is, most likely a 56- to 57-percent deal in Year One and never gets to 50 percent during the proposed five-year term of the agreement.“The proposal contemplates paying the Players approximately $650 million outside of the Players’ Share. In effect, the Union is proposing to change the accounting rules to be able to say ’50-50,’ when in reality it is not. The Union told us that they had not yet ‘run the numbers.’ We did.”Further, Daly told ESPN.com that in the league’s view, none of the three offers from the NHLPA guarantee ever getting to a 50/50 split.Bettman said he was still hopeful the league can have a full season, but time is running out to make that happen.“I am concerned based on the proposal that was made today that things are not progressing,” he said. “To the contrary, I view the proposal made by the players’ association in many ways a step backward.”Bettman said Tuesday the sides would have to reach an agreement by Oct. 25 for a full season to be played. read more

Meet the Nominees of the 2017 Bahamas Press Club Media Awards

first_imgTHE LEON TURNQUEST AWARD FOR SPORTS PRINT JOURNALISMNominees:1 – Renaldo Dorsett – Sports Reporter, The Tribune2 – Randy Smith – Sports Reporter, The Nassau Guardian THE BURSELL BRADSHAW PRESS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARDNominees:1 – Kermit Taylor – Photographer2 – Terrel Carey – Photographer, The Tribune3 – Shawn Hanna – Photographer, The Tribune4 – Torrell Glinton – Photographer, The Nassau Guardian5 – Eric Rose – Photographer/Senior Information Officer, Bahamas Information ServicesTHE ERIC WILMOTT AWARD FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISMNominees:1 – Natario McKenzie – Reporter, The Tribune2 – Rashad Rolle – Reporter, The Tribune3 – Taneka Thompson – News Editor, The Tribune4 – Clint Watson – Editor, Producer, ZNS5 – Sancheska Dorsett – Reporter, The Tribune6 – Ricardo Wells – Reporter, The Tribune7- Khrisna Russell – Deputy Chief Reporter, The Tribune8 – Ava Turnquest – Chief Reporter, The Tribune9 – Karissma Robinson – News Anchor/Journalist, ZNS 2 – Prof. Winston Mitchell – Professor Media Journalism, University of The Bahamas Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 15, 2017 – Nassau – About 40 persons representing the journalism and mass communications profession have entered their work in The 2017 Bahamas Press Club Media Awards.The Black Tie event is being held under the Patronage of Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, on Saturday, November 18, at 7pm at the British Colonial Hilton.Keynote speaker is Dr the Hon Hubert A Minnis, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.The Awards event this year is in part, a Powered by Aliv sponsorship, and the Silver Sponsors are The Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd (BPL) and the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (ZNS).Three new awards have been added to the growing list of categories. They are: The University of The Bahamas Journalism Award (For UB Students), the PAHO-WHO Excellence in Health Promotion Award, sponsored by the Pan-American Health Organization-World Health Organization, and The Press Club Person of the Year Award (to be chosen by The Press Club).Here are the Nominees in 14 Categories:THE KENNETH NATHANIEL FRANCIS AWARD FOR NEWSPAPER DESIGN AND COMPOSITIONNominees:1 – Ayhisha Small – Paginator, The Nassau Guardian2 – The Tribune Newspaper WEBSITE OF THE YEARNominees:1 – Natario McKenzie – Reporter, The Tribune2 – Ianthia Smith –Freelance Journalist Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp THE P. ANTHONY WHITE AWARD FOR COLUMNIST OF THE YEARNominees:1 – Inigo ‘Naughty’ Zenicazelaya – Columnist, The Tribune2 – Alicia Wallace – Columnist, The Tribune THE LESLIE HIGGS FEATURE WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARDNominees:1 – Alesha Cadet – Reporter, The Tribune2 – Jessica Robertson – Journalist/Marketing/Advertising/PR3 – Jeffarah Gibson – Writer, The Tribune4 – Jayme C. Pinder – Reporter, The Nassau Guardian5 – Travis Cartwright-Carrol – Reporter, The Nassau GuardianTHE PAN-AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION-WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH PROMOTION AWARDNominees:1 – Ava Turnquest – Chief Reporter, The Tribune2 – Shavaughn Moss – Lifestyles Editor, The Nassau Guardian3 – Shenique Miller –  Journalist/Talk Show Host – Guardian Radio4 – LeDaunne Davis – National Anchor/General Assignment Reporter, ZNS THE AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION DOCUMENTARYNominees:1 – Andrew Burrows – Director of Special Projects, the Broadcasting Corporation of TheBahamas  (ZNS) 2 – Rossano Deal – Social Media Editor, The Nassau Guardian3 – Winston Mitchell – Professor Media Journalism, University of The Bahamascenter_img THE AWARD FOR BEST EDITING FOR TELEVISION NEWS STORY OR DOCUMENTARYNominees:1 – Andrew Burrows – Director of Special Projects, the Broadcasting Corporation of TheBahamas (ZNS) SOCIAL MEDIA AWARD – BLOGGERS, PODCASTERS, LIVE STREAMING, ETC.Nominees:1 – Natario McKenzie – Reporter, The Tribune2 – 10th Year Seniors3 – Frecinda S. Mullings – Writer, Producer, Social Media Comedian4 – Ianthia Smith –Freelance Journalist5 – Stephen Hanna – Journalist, Social Media6 – Rossano Deal – Video Editor, The Nassau Guardian7 – Timothy Bain – Instagram Reporter et al Related Items: Caption:The Bahamas Press Club 2014 held a press conference Thursday, October 26, 2017 at The Shoal Restaurant on Nassau Street to announce its media awards banquet. The Black Tie event will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the British Colonial Hilton. Pictured from left are Dr Esther de Gourville, PAHO-WHO Country Rep for The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands; Anthony Capron, president, The Bahamas Press Club; Shasha Lightbourne, Media Champion, ALIV, Poweredby Sponsor and Diana-Lynn Sands, Manager Corporate Communications BPL, Silver Sponsor(PHOTO/BPC) THE CYRIL STEVENSON AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING POLITICAL JOURNALISMNominees:1 – Taneka Thompson – News Editor, The Tribune2 – Ava Turnquest – Chief Reporter, The Tribune For more information contact: Lindsay Thompson, Secretary, The Bahamas Press Club 2014 at: (242) 434-5643. For Ticket sales: (242) 824-2924. Facebook: The Bahamas Press Club 2014. Website: bahamaspressclub.org Other corporate sponsors are being encouraged to come on board and to strengthen ties with the media.Shasha Lightbourne – ALIV Media Champion said that the communications company is happy to partner with The Press Club in recognizing the work of the Bahamian media, as a Powered by Sponsor.Equally as excited to come on as a Silver sponsor, Diana-Lynn Sands, Manager Corporate Communications BPL, Silver Sponsor, indicated its intention to enhance relations with the mediaAnd Dr Esther de Gourville, PAHO-WHO Country Rep for The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands underscored the importance of that organization promoting healthy lifestyles throughout the Caribbean region. Hence, its sponsorship of the health promotion segment, within the Press Club Media awards this year.Anthony Capron, president of The Bahamas Press Club 2014 shed light on particulars of the night, which is being billed – the go to event of the year.“Today, we are here to promote the 2017 Bahamas Press Club Media Awards Banquet, to be held Saturday, November 18th, in the Windsor Room of the British Colonial Hilton. Governor General Dame Marguerite Pindling is again our patron and Prime Minister Dr the Hubert Minnis will be the keynote speaker,” Mr. Capron said.The theme for the evening will be “Uncovering The Bahamas.”“Often you may hear phrases being bandied about that the press is the watchdog of society. And, indeed, it is. But you may also hear that the media is not doing a good job, and sometimes that it is not doing its job, period.You always hear what the press is not doing. The good goes unspoken, and unrecognized by the critics.We in the media know that we are not all good. But, we also know, that we are not as bad as the naysayers try to paint us.And so, it is up to us to recognize our worth and to give ourselves the necessary pat on the back.However, we note that with the advent and the spread of social media, a burden has been placed on the traditional media, like never before. More than ever now, we need to be very careful of our sources and to remember our tenets. Check and recheck. Ensure that we have the facts and to jealously guard against being the purveyors of what today is heralded as “fake news”.Mr. Capron noted that the awards were first held in 2015 when the pioneers in media were honoured, namely, Eileen Dupuch Carron, Kenneth Francis, Wendall Jones, Henry Saunders, Silbert Mills, Anthony Ferguson and the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (ZNS).  Mrs. Carron, the long serving editor and publisher of The Tribune, was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.The Bahamas Press Club’s Media Awards 2016 covered and a wide range of working journalists who were nominated, judged and given awards for the fruit of their labour over the previous year. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to veteran broadcaster Calsey Johnson, the recent Bahamas High Commissioner to Canada.The standing awards are:The Leon Turnquest Award for Sports Print JournalismThe Bursell Bradshaw Award for Press Photographer of the YearThe Kenneth N. Francis Award for Newspaper Design and CompetitionThe Cyril Stevenson Award for Political JournalismThe Best TV Documentary AwardThe Best Television News Story AwardThe Leslie Higgs Award for Feature Writer of the YearWebsite of the Year Award, andThe Etienne Dupuch Lifetime Achievement AwardAlso this year, the recipient of the Pioneer Award is Joan Albury, of The Counsellors Limited.A distinguished panel of judges will adjudicate the submissions. They represent a balanced mixture of expertise in journalism and mass communications:Hadassah Hall,Judy Terrell,Quincy Parker,Duke Wells,Ray Munnings, andDr Esther de Gourville, PAHO-WHO Country Rep for The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands.Members of the media and their publishers, editors and managers throughout the country were emailed a package consisting of the Awards Criteria and Submission form, which is to be filled out indicating the award category they are entering and emailed to: [email protected] Submission forms and information regarding the awards can also be found on the Press Club’s Website: www.bahamaspressclub.org and The Bahamas Press Club 2014 Facebook page.“I would also add, excitedly, that The Bahamas’ very own Celebrity Artist and political cartoonist in The Tribune, Jamaal Rolle has been commissioned to produce The Press Club Person of the Year portrait, which will be unveiled at the Awards Banquet,” Mr. Capron said.The awards night is promising to be exciting – the MC is Mr. David Wallace himself – local politician, playwright and comedian. There will be gifts, prizes and surprises. Tickets for the Awards Banquet are on sale.FREEDOM OF INFORMATION“Ladies and gentlemen, the Bahamas Press club is not meant to be just another group of civil society, or nonsensical advocacy gathering. The Bahamas Press Club is supposed to fathom the aspirations of all the people who would seek to make The Bahamas a model country, where there is honesty and transparency in government, and where it is easy for investors to do business,” Mr. Capron said.“We All know that the FNM administration that came in 2007 passed a freedom of information bill but in the end failed at enactment. It never became law,” he added.In the 2012-2017 term of a PLP administration, another FOI bill was passed, but still, there is no law. This present FNM administration, under the leadership of Prime Minister Minnis, is again promising to enact Freedom of Information.“And, in that regard, the Bahamas Press club will continue in the pursuit of having the government implement the FOI, which will ensure that not only the media but the general population would have free access to information,” he said.For more information and for ticket sales contact Lindsay Thompson at: [email protected]l.com  Telephone: (242) 434-5643 or  (242) 557-0862 UNIVERSITY OF THE BAHAMAS BEST FEATURE STORY AND BEST HARD NEWS STORY TV/RADIO (UB Students Only)Nominees:1 – Dawn Munroe – Student, Media Journalism, University of The Bahamas2 – Leah Cooper – Student, Media Journalism, University of The Bahamas3 – Andrea Darville – Student, Media Journalism, University of The Bahamas THE AWARD FOR BEST TELEVISION NEWS STORYNominees:1 – Kyle Walkine – Reporter, Our News/The Nassau Guardian2 – Genea Noel-Ferguson – Reporter, ZNS3 – Karissma Robinson – News Anchor/Journalist, ZNSlast_img read more

SDGE wants ratepayers to cover fire damage costs

first_imgSDG&E wants ratepayers to cover fire damage costs November 28, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 5:40 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – For the past 10-years SDG&E has been fighting to have ratepayers cover 100 percent of the losses incurred from all damages caused by the 2007 fires, and the damages were substantial, about $2 billion in insurance covered about 85% of those costs, but SDG&E still wants ratepayers to cover the other 15%, $379 million.After losing in the lower courts, SDG&E has taken the case to the state supreme court. In addition, the utilities are going to the legislature to change the laws to allow for 100% of fire damages to be covered by ratepayers even if the utilities negligently cause fires. And they want ratepayers to cover all damages from future fires.KUSI’s Steve Bosh has the details center_img Steve Bosh Steve Bosh, Posted: November 28, 2018last_img read more

Del Mar Racetrack is celebrating its 80th season this summer

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Opening Day at Del Mar is fast approaching and thousands of fans are excited to celebrate the official start of summer season.Del Mar Racetrack is celebrating its 80th season this year, with Opening Day on July 17th.For more information about concerts and events hosted at the racetrack click here. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 1:52 PM June 4, 2019center_img Posted: June 4, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Del Mar Racetrack is celebrating its 80th season this summerlast_img read more