Pasadena State Assemblymember Chris Holden Praises Resolution Commemorating Legacy of Jackie Robinson

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Today, the California State Assembly passed a resolution recognizing the 70th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in a major professional sport. Robinson, a Pasadena native, made baseball history when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in April, 1947.Jackie Robinson is a true hero who continues to influence our lives 70 years later by his actions and words both on and off the field,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “With this resolution the legislature recognizes the bravery he exhibited, and the sacrificial hardship he and his family endured, during a time in our country’s history of racial turmoil and inhuman discrimination.”Robinson was born January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia and was raised in Pasadena, California. A stellar athlete, young Robinson excelled not only in baseball but was a lettered athlete in football, track and field. He also played on the varsity squad of each of these sports while attending UCLA.While as a commissioned second lieutenant in the United States Army during World War II, he refused to sit in the back of an unsegregated military that resulted in his denial of combat duty. Consequently, he was acquitted and received an honorable discharge and later assigned to Camp Breckinridge, Morganfield Kentucky where he worked as an Army athletics coach and was subsequently encouraged to try out for the Kansas City Monarchs, a Negro National League team.Upon joining the Dodgers in 1947, Robinson led the Dodgers to win 6 pennants and the World Series in 1955. Robinson, after his historic career, became a vocal champion for civil rights and other social and political causes by joining the NAACP and helping establish the African-American Freedom National Bank.“Jackie Robinson will continue to be an inspiration for generations to come,” said Holden. Top of the News Business News More Cool Stuff Make a comment Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Government Pasadena State Assemblymember Chris Holden Praises Resolution Commemorating Legacy of Jackie Robinson Published on Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 3:38 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Council told to park plans to remove Abbeyfeale car spaces

first_imgTwitter Linkedin Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State €1.5 million boost for five County Limerick towns from Rural Regeneration and Development Fund NewsLocal NewsCouncil told to park plans to remove Abbeyfeale car spacesBy Alan Jacques – January 8, 2015 832 TAGSAbbeyfealeCllr Francis FoleyCllr John SheahanCllr Liam GalvinFianna FáilFine GaellimerickLimerick City and County CouncilMunicipal District of Newcastle West Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up PROPOSED plans by the Council to remove 70 metres of on street car parking in Abbeyfeale have been described as “excessive” and “crazy” by councillors in the municipal district of Newcastle West.The proposal would involve the removal of the car parking spaces on the southern side of Main Street, opposite the junction with Colbert Terrace.Speaking at this Wednesday’s district meeting, Fine Gael councillor Liam Galvin said that it was imperative that the planning application went through at the site of the former hardware store, which has been derelict for ten years.Cllr Galvin called for an urgent meeting to be arranged on site for councillors and members of the local community with senior executive engineer Robert Gallagher.“I couldn’t support plans to remove 70 metres of parking space. This is the busiest section of the town and small businesses would suffer,” the Abbeyfeale councillor warned.“I don’t see why this planning application couldn’t go ahead without all these spaces being removed,” he said.Fianna Fail councillor Francis Foley fully agreed with Cllr Galvin and said the Council needed to use common sense.“This is a crazy situation. You will end up taking 70 metres now and another 70 metres later on as part of the overall traffic management plan for Abbeyfeale. There are other small businesses adjacent to this site and they need parking for their survival,” said Cllr Foley.Fine Gael councillor John Sheahan suggested that the proposal posed bigger questions about the overall management of Abbeyfeale. Cllr Sheahan also said that some of the money from the €32 million loan to the local authority, which was approved by councillors last October to kickstart the 2030 development, should be used for the betterment of county towns.Sinn Fein councillor Seamus Browne also described the plans to remove 70 metres of car parking space from Abbeyfeale’s main street as “excessive”.“It is important for the town that this application goes forward, but 70 metres is a bit much when there is already an entrance into site with its own parking spaces. We need to look into the future and look at how this will effect other businesses in the area,” said Cllr Browne. New role for Cllr John Sheahan Printcenter_img Previous articleNew Year brings in evictionsNext articleExclusive: Limerick’s John Galvin calls time on career Alan Jacques Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Email Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Abbeyfeale company getting back to worklast_img read more

CashorTrade Is Giving Away Tickets To See Phish For Three Nights At Dick’s

first_imgCashorTrade isn’t just your #1 source for face value second-hand tickets on the Internet, but they can hook you up with tickets too! The ticket trading website has just announced a major prize package for all those phans heading to Colorado to catch Phish performing at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City.Lucky winners will receive (2) three-day passes, as well as a ton of CoT swag: a gold membership, hat, t-shirt, and koozie! Not only is there great goodies to win from CashorTrade, but the site will be hosting a booth outside of Dick’s and featuring live music from the Colorado jam group Cycles on Saturday, September 3rd. Don’t miss out!You can find out how to enter the contest by heading to Grateful Giveaway.last_img

Safe food talk

first_imgHow safe is the food we eat? Can we protect ourselves from unsafe imported foods and products?The University of Georgia College of Public Health and Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute hope to answer these questions with a public lecture on food safety at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 in Masters Hall at the UGA Center for Continuing Education.”Is your food safe to eat?” will be presented by UGA food safety expert Michael Doyle as part of a new series featuring Georgia experts. The series’ purpose is to increase community knowledge and awareness about the public health issues in the media and at home. Doyle is a Regents professor of food microbiology and director of the UGA Center for Food Safety in Griffin and one of the country’s leading authorities on E. coli bacteria. His research focuses on developing methods to detect and control foodborne pathogens from the farm to the table. Claude Burnett, director of the Georgia Division of Health Northeast Health District and CPH adjunct professor, will lead a discussion of the restaurant inspection process and other food safety issues. For more information about this event and the UGA Community Lecture Series on Public Health Issues, go to the Web site University of Georgialast_img read more

Danica adds to Danish backing of net-zero asset owner group

first_imgDanica Pension has joined a now 26-strong group of asset owners committing to a carbon-neutral investment portfolio by 2050, with the DKK450bn (€60bn) provider stating it viewed active ownership as an important tool for doing so.It is now the fourth Danish member of the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, after MP Pension and PFA joined in the past two months;  PensionDanmark was a member at launch.Danich Pension CEO Ole Krogh Petersen said the provider’s €60bn in assets under management “can make a huge difference for the green transformation”.“That is our focus already now and will be for many years to come,” he said, adding that long-term ambitions were “a good thing but acting in a timely manner is even more important”. Danica is aiming to have DKK30bn invested in the “green transformation” by 2023, DKK50bn by 2025, and DKK100bn by 2030; the latter represents around one-fifth of the provider’s current assets under management.In the first quarter, Danica increased its green transformation investments by 38%, from around DKK10bn to DKK14bn.Announcing its net-zero commitment, Danica said it saw active ownership as an important tool in the work to achieve a carbon-neutral portfolio.“By addressing climate issues through climate dialogue and voting at general meetings, Danica Pension as an investor can help, encourage or require the companies to transform their business on a scale and at a pace that is consistent with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5° target,” it said.Earlier this month Danica released its first climate report, according to which the CO2 emissions related to its equity and corporate bond investments were 33 tons per DKK1m invested at the end of 2019, 21% less CO2 than the global benchmark for these asset classes.The Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance was launched in September. Its action “focuses on implementing the Paris Agreement, the main goal of which is to limit the rise in global average temperature to 1.5°C”.Participating investors’ must emphasise emission reduction outcomes in the real economy. According to the alliance, those joining make their commitment to net-zero “in the expectation that governments will follow through on their own commitments to ensure the objectives of the Paris Agreement are met”.The Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance is part of a new campaign called Race to Zero that is seeking to build momentum ahead of COP26, rescheduled for November 2021, by rallying the private sector, including finance, to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.It is under the stewardship of Nigel Topping and Gonzalo Munoz, UN high-level climate champions for the UK and Chile, and supported by Mark Carney, UN special envoy for climate and finance and advisor to the UK government on COP26.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.last_img read more

Angels Notes: Mike Trout looking to improve his showing with defensive metrics

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Owner Arte Moreno said last week that the club is “always” thinking about a possible extension for Trout, but there’s no urgency to do that now. Trout didn’t want to get into the topic either.“I’m out here just to play baseball,” he said. “Those other things will take care of themselves later.”Always careful to say the right thing, Trout avoided possible trouble at home with another answer.A lifetime Philadelphia Eagles fan who saw his team win the Super Bowl in person, Trout was asked what was the best part of his offseason: “Obviously, getting married. Can’t trick me on that one.”UPTON’S INFLUENCETurns out that Justin Upton has been a pretty influential figure in the Angels’ offseason.A day after veteran outfielder Chris Young signed a one-year deal with the Angels, Young said that talks with Upton, his former teammate and longtime friend, helped convince him the Angels were a good destination. In December, Ian Kinsler said that Upton, his former teammate, affected his decision to waive his no-trade clause to come to the Angels.“I worked out with him all offseason, so bouncing it off of him, how he felt about the organization, how he felt about his short time here last year, he had nothing but great things to say,” Young said.Young, who will back up at all three outfield positions, said it was a frustrating winter, waiting so long for a deal. He signed just in time to make the Angels’ first full-squad workout, on Monday.“If I hadn’t signed today, my answer might have been a little bit different,” Young said. “But in the grand scheme of things, I was still signed before spring opened up, so I’m glad it was able to get done.”ALSOOhtani had a light bullpen session, after which he said he continues to get a better feel for his pitches. He also took batting practice. He could face live pitching in batting practice for the first time on Tuesday or Wednesday, depending how he feels on Tuesday morning Manager Mike Scioscia said. The Angels still have not announced on which day he will make his Cactus League debut. …Scioscia reiterated that the plan is for third baseman Zack Cozart to also work out this spring at shortstop and second base. He has never played second or third in the majors, so that would mean he will have to learn two positions. The trade of C.J. Cron, however, clears a roster spot that could allow the Angels to keep another player – such as Kaleb Cowart, Nolan Fontana or Colin Walsh – as the backup second baseman. …Scioscia and Martin Maldonado deferred comment on the new pace of game procedures until after they’d had more time to digest them. The rules, which most notably limit mound visits, were released just as the Angels took the field on Monday. One of the components in Gold Glove selection is the Society for American Baseball Research’s Defensive Index (SDI), which ranked Trout seventh in the league last year. According to FanGraphs’ all-compassing defensive metric, Trout ranked fifth in the league.Trout’s desire to improve his defense was just one of the topics he addressed in his traditional briefing with the media at the beginning of spring training.Trout said he’s particularly excited about this season because of all the upgrades the club made, from bringing in Shohei Ohtani to re-signing Justin Upton to adding Ian Kinsler and Zack Cozart.“People are going to think the expectations are higher for sure,” Trout said “We’re trying to get to the playoffs and make a push. We’ve got one goal in there, to win a championship. The last few years I’ve been here we’ve had some good teams. We’re really excited to get this thing going.”How well the Angels do also, obviously, has an impact on Trout’s long-term future. Trout, 26, has three years to go on his contract, and he acknowledged that his desire to stay is connected to the team’s prospects for winning. As has been well chronicled, the Angels have made the playoffs just once in Trout’s six years, and they were swept.center_img TEMPE, Ariz. — The best baseball player in the world has his eyes on one particular area in which he can improve.“There are a lot of defensive metrics out there that you want to get better on,” Mike Trout said before the Angels’ first full-squad workout of the spring on Monday.Asked if he’d been paying attention to those advanced numbers, Trout said: “It pops up every once in a while. I’m trying to get better at everything.”For all of Trout’s accomplishments, he has not won a Gold Glove. It is partly because he happens to be in the league at the same time as players like Kevin Kiermaier, Byron Buxton and Kevin Pillar, who are all outstanding center fielders.last_img read more