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

Sales volumes up at Allied Bakeries, but market remains ‘challenging’

first_imgAssociated British Foods (ABF) has revealed that Allied Bakeries saw increased sales volumes over the financial year, but overall profits across the group are expected to decline. In this morning’s pre-close update for the year to 12 September 2015, it said the impact of currencies and the performance of its sugar division will see an overall decline in annual profits.The “challenging” UK bread market and lower bread prices have resulted in lower profitability. This despite the Kingsmill brand being relaunched in May and revenues from Sandwich Thins continuing to build following last year’s launch.ABF said that in grocery operating profit is expected to be ahead of last year with an increase in margin and revenue will be lower, largely as a result of commodity price deflation.Revenue and adjusted operating profit for AB Sugar, at both actual and constant currency, will again be “substantially” lower than the previous year following further decline in European sugar prices.Sugar prices in the EU have now stabilised and ABF expects to see some price recovery during 2015/16.Silver Spoon’s cost reduction programme has improved operational efficiency. Commercial success this year included the securing of two supply contracts with major UK retailers. Since its acquisition last October, Dorset Cereals has traded ahead of expectations and its integration with Jordans Ryvita has gone well. Jordans continued to perform well despite lower Ryvita crispbread sales as a result of the “competitive market”.A statement said: “We have completed our major capital investment programme and this year have reduced waste, further improved production processes and manufactured products of a consistently high quality.”last_img read more

Camp Čikat became the first Croatian camp with the White Flag

first_imgPhoto: Jadranka group He also announced the World Meeting for the Protection and Cleanliness of the Seabed, which is planned for the beginning of 2020 in Mali Lošinj. Lošinj Camp Čikat was awarded the White Flag, an international symbol of clean sea and submarine. On the occasion of raising the White Flag, the director of Camp Čikat emphasized environmental protection as a key value that guides the business: “Preserving the nature of Lošinj and its richness of flora, fauna and natural landscape that we inherited from our ancestors, and we leave as a pledge to future generations, provides a basis for providing a superior experience to our guests. It is known that campers are a category of guests who feel closest to nature and the superbly preserved environment of Lošinj is one of the key reasons why they return to us every year. “, said Zlatko Vukajlović and added that with the latest White Flag at the foot of Camp Čikat, Lošinj’s Jadranka sent a message to the public that it is necessary to uncompromisingly protect the environment in which the company operates.  Thus, Camp Čikat became the first Croatian camp with the White Flag, and Srebrna uvala the fifth Lošinj location under the management of Jadranka Group awarded this environmental recognition, which was awarded to Hotel Bellevue in August 2015, Boutique Hotel Alhambra in October 2017 and 2018. and the beach of Vitality Hotel Punta and Sunny Bay.last_img read more

Kernans Bistro & Coffee House brewing up a storm in Letterkenny – Win a meal for two!

first_imgKernans Bistro & Coffee House is brewing up a storm in the Letterkenny Retail Park!Following on from the success of Kernans Coffee House & Bakery Newtowncunningham, The Kernan Group have introduced their Coffee House business into their existing Bistro at unit 3B Letterkenny Retail Park.Kernans Bistro & Coffee House, in the heart of the LK Retail Park, underwent extensive refurbishment recently to create a better all-round dining and coffee house experience. The Kernans Bistro & Coffee House teamCOMPETITIONTo be in with a chance to win a meal for 2 at Kernans Bistro & Coffee House please follow this link share the video and tag 2 friends to the post:’s is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a delicious meal with your family after a busy day shopping.Upstairs, you will find a barista bar serving Kernans House Blend and Shack Coffee served with a choice of homemade desserts and scones from Kernans Bakery. It’s a perfect place for meetings and a catch up with friends for a chat over a coffee.The Kernans Coffee House and Bistro team with ManagementThe new look Kernans Bistro & Coffee House LetterkennyThursday and Friday Evenings at the Bistro are open late until 8pm, serving mouth-watering steaks and their brand new burger range (from Kernans own butchers). A full menu is also available. You can relax and enjoy a glass of wine or a Kinnegar beer from the new drinks menu. Delicious desserts at Kernans Bistro & Coffee House100% Irish Sirloin Steak – locally sourced beef from our own butchers served with tobacco onions, mushrooms, pepper sauce and chips.Caribbean Chicken Curry at Kernans. Caribbean curry with chicken served with basmati rice/chips topped with a poppadum.Late-night dining at Kernans Bistro & Coffee HouseTo treat the kids, Kernans have their famous hot chocolates, waffles and pancakes served with a choice of toppings. Yum!Another favourite is Kernans big breakfast which is served from 8:45am every morning, Monday until Saturday and from 12 midday on Sunday.Emma Cole & Ciaran Haven with the famous big breakfast at Kernans Bistro & Coffee HouseCatriona Mc Brearty with the big breakfast waffles at Kernans Bistro & Coffee HouseProprietor Anthony Kernan and Managing Director Damian Daly are delighted about the refurbishment project.“The new look bistro is ideally located in a central, accessible area in the heart of the Letterkenny Retail Park,” they said.“On July 1st, 2018, The Kernan Group took over the running of the popular Bread & Butter Bistro at Unit 3B of the Letterkenny Retail Park. Over the past year we listened to customer feedback and are really pleased with exciting changes to the Bistro and the new barista upstairs to cater more for the emerging coffee trend amongst Donegal customers. “Many months went into the design, picking the right furniture, furnishings and colours to provide a high level of comfort our patrons expect. Kernans Bistro & Coffee House includes many new features to be excited about. Not only can you be relaxing / dining in total comfort, you will also benefit from their ideal location with hundreds of car park spaces right at their door.”Manager Paul Harkin with Emma Cole and customersEmma Cole & Ciaran Haven with some of their regular customersCiaran Haven & Kellie ShieldsSo what are you waiting for, call in TODAY to Kernans Bistro and Coffee House here at the heart of the Letterkenny Retail Park. Visit the Facebook page Kernans Bistro & Coffee House for daily specials and updates.Kernans Bistro & Coffee House brewing up a storm in Letterkenny – Win a meal for two! was last modified: September 11th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:CafédiningfoodKernans Bistro & Coffee Houseletterkennyrestaurantwhere to eatlast_img read more

A’s offense muscles up to support Kendall Graveman against Yankees

first_imgNEW YORK — Kendall Graveman returned from the minors with a refined delivery and arsenal of pitches. It wasn’t pretty, but the A’s got what they wanted out of him.Graveman did not use the changeup, the pitch he was working on adding to his repertoire, all that often Friday night, but his heavy dosage of cutters and sinkers kept the Yankees to three hits over six innings of work in Friday’s 10-5 victory to snap a three-game losing streak.Going back to check the statistics on his cutter during …last_img

Soweto housing market soars

first_imgTamara O’ReillySoweto is chiefly known for its role in the country’s anti-apartheid movement but with the developments taking place there having a ripple effect, it’s also making a name for itself as the township with the most expensive properties.The price of residential properties in Soweto appears to be playing catch-up to the rest of South Africa, having only begun accelerating in 2005. Property prices in townships were rising less sharply than property prices in the suburbs because of concerns over crime, people’s reluctance to buy and the lack of amenities such as shopping malls and banks to support a middle-class lifestyle.With all the roads tarred two years ago, street lighting in place, people paying more attention to aesthetics of the area and of course mall mania having hit Soweto with the opening late last year of the Maponya Mall, it’s no wonder that both residents and those from outside the township are looking to buy here.This boom is evident in areas of Soweto such as Protea North, Diepkloof and Diepkloof Extension, where properties are trading at nearly double those in Khayelitsha and Langa townships in Cape Town.Township properties have an average of seven potential buyers, according to First National Bank’s Property Barometer for the third quarter of 2007, which is based on the perceptions and expectations of estate agents. The Barometer notes that it takes around three weeks to close a deal in Soweto suburbs. In formerly white suburbs of Johannesburg it takes on average three months before a property is sold.AffordabilityThe survey also reveals that while affordability was important, factors such as the lower charges for rates, lights and water in the township compared to more affluent areas of Johannesburg also influenced buyers. Many people also felt attachment to the area, having grown up there and being familiar with the environment.Rising disposable income due in part to tax cuts, low inflation and the growth of the black middle class has ensured that there are now more individuals in income brackets that banks are comfortable with, and they are more willing to finance home purchases.It was also found that about 94 percent of sellers in the Johannesburg townships achieved their asking prices, compared with only 47 percent in other areas, including the most affluent suburbs to the North, such as Sandton and Illovo.John Loos, property strategist at First National Bank, said other factors influencing this trend included rapid economic growth, which was boosting township purchasing power, and a shortage of property stock coming onto the township markets.“Through the main part of the property boom, a lot of developments were focused on the higher end of the market and in the traditional suburbs. Many of the upwardly mobile township residents moved into the more affordable former white areas.“These more affordable former white areas are becoming less affordable because of rising prices and as a result, the township markets, typically far more affordable, are becoming more appealing to some,” said Loos.Useful linksSoweto Tarred roads lead to investmentFirst National BankProperties in Sowetolast_img read more

Tuks crowned Campus Cricket World Champs

first_img30 July 2014South Africa’s University of Pretoria cricket team, Assupol Tuks, claimed the Red Bull Campus Cricket World T20 title in England on the weekend after going through the competition unbeaten.‘An excellent campaign’“Tuks deserve all the accolades for an excellent campaign,” Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Haroon Lorgat said in a statement.“Coming so soon after our Coca-Cola national under-19 side won the ICC World Title suggests that our pipeline programmes are running well and that our amateur cricket is in a pretty healthy state. Congratulations also to all our development personnel for the great work they do.“A significant feature of Tuks’ triumph was the depth in their squad. They had four of the top eight batsmen in the tournament, while Corbin Bosch and Ruben Claassen were the two leading wicket-takers.“I congratulate the players and team management on their well-merited triumph.”OppositionTuks were up against Leeds/Bradford MCCU (UK), the University of New South Wales (Australia), University of Liberal Arts (Bangladesh), Rizvi College (India), Karachi University (Pakistan), International College of Business and Technology (Sri Lanka) and Jamaica Inter-Collegiate Sports Association (West Indies) for the title.The current Momentum National Club champions won all five of their matches with their semi-final being the only one in which they were closely challenged.Group playThey opened their challenge in Group 2 with a big 114-run victory over the University of Liberal Arts, scoring 205 for 4 as Theunis de Bruyn bludgeoned an unbeaten 137 off only 60 balls, and then restricted the Bangladeshi team to just 91 for 7 in their 20 overs.Against Leeds/Bradford MCCU, Tuks triumphed by seven wickets with 22 balls to spare. They gave up only 109 for 8 to the English team and then reached 110 for 3 in the 17th over of their reply as South Africa under-19 captain Aiden Markram top scored with 42.In their final group game, Markram struck 76 at the top of the order to help the South African university team to 178 for 5 against the Jamaica Inter-Collegiate Sports Association. The islanders managed only 122 all out in response, with Markram and David Mogotlane picking up three wickets apiece, to record a 56-run win.Semi-finalsIn the semi-finals, Rizvi Mumbai made Tuks work hard for victory, despite making only 122 for 9 in their 20 overs. Johan Wessels, with 56, and Theunis de Bruyn, with 31, saw the Pretoria side to a five-wicket victory, however, with five balls to spare.Jamaica Inter-Collegiate Sports Association shocked the previously unbeaten University of New South Wales in the other semi-final clash, winning by 10 wickets, to set up another meeting with Tuks, this time for the World Campus T20 title.FinalBatting first at the Kennington Oval in London, Tuks posted 188 for 6, with Johan Wessels smashing 61 off 40 balls and Sean Dickson contributing 39 off 31. The Jamaicans, in reply, were restricted to 148 for 9, giving the South African champions victory by a convincing 40 runs.Wessels was named Player of the Match. Theunis de Bruyn picked up the Player of the Series Award.last_img read more

Brand South Africa welcomes the news that the country is no longer in recession and is anticipating a decrease in the fuel price ahead of the December holiday season

first_imgJohannesburg, Thursday 06 December 2018 –  As the country is on a path towards economic revival and seeing investor and business confidence improving significantly. Brand South Africa welcomes the news that the country is no longer in recession and is anticipating a decrease in the fuel price ahead of the December holiday season.Statistics South Africa this week released the third quarter of Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures, which reflected a growth of 2.2%. This means that the country’s second recession has ended. The main driver of positive growth in the third quarter is notably the manufacturing industry. The industry grew by 7,5%2, largely as a result of increased production of basic iron and steel, metal products and machinery; wood and paper; petroleum products; and motor vehicles. This is the largest jump in manufacturing production since the second quarter of 2016.Key facts from the third quarter 2018 GDP release:Expenditure on GDP increased by 2,3% in the third quarter of 2018.Gross fixed capital formation fell by 5,1% in the third quarter, largely as a result of declining investment in construction works, transport equipment, and non-residential buildings.Households spent more on food, beverages and household furnishings in the third quarter, driving up household final consumption expenditure by 1,6%.Unadjusted real GDP (measured by production) was up by 0,8% in the first nine months of 2018, compared with the first nine months of 2017.It is also important to take note of the number of initiatives the government has implemented to boost economic growth and job creation. In the manufacturing sector, government has finalised the Framework for Short-Term Negotiated Pricing Agreements on electricity and will expedite implementation.  While in the construction sector, the economic stimulus package identified infrastructure spending as a critical lever to economic activity.The stimulus package places an emphasizes on the following:Expanding and maintaining infrastructure to create jobs and attract investment.Establishing a South African Infrastructure Fund.Establishing a dedicated Infrastructure Execution Team.Unlocking infrastructure spending in identified 57 priority pilot municipalitiesIn addition, government also acknowledges the structural weaknesses in the economy and has initiated measures to create jobs which will complement the current commitments made in the Medium Term Strategic Framework. These include interventions agreed to at the Job Summit, commitments made during the Investment Summit and the Economic Stimulus and Recovery Plan.A total of 102 Black industrialists’ projects were funded by the Department of Trade and Industry and other government funding agencies with a total investment of R8.3 billion. This has created over 18 000 direct jobs and 18 000 indirect jobs.For a monthly overview of economic indicators and infographics, catch the latest edition of the Stats Biz newsletter here.last_img read more

Ohio Crop Progress — July 16, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dry Conditions ContinueHot and dry conditions prevailed throughout the week causing stress to crops and livestock, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician with the USDA, NASS, Ohio field office. There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending July 15. Wheat harvest and straw baling were in full swing with the dry weather. Hay harvest was doing well with second cut for both alfalfa and other hay well underway. Oats were maturing rapidly with the hot weather. Corn and soybeans overall remained in mostly good condition. Pastures were experiencing some stress due to high temperatures and loss of soil moisture. Little to no rain allowed opportunities for fieldwork. Field activities included spraying of fungicides and herbicides, hauling manure, and performing tillage operations.Click here to see the full reportlast_img read more

Will do whatever I can to help Unmukt, says St Stephen’s College Principal

first_imgSoftening his stand, St Stephen’s College Principal Valsan Thampu on Thursday said India’s Under-19 World Cup winning skipper Unmukt Chand will be taken care of.Unmukt was denied promotion to the second year of his Bachelor of Arts course by St Stephen’s as the young cricketer failed to accumulate the minimum attendance required by college. Speaking exclusively to Headlines Today, Thampu said Unmukt will be given a rousing reception at the college. “I will do whatever I can to help Unmukt,” he said. Vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Union Minister, Rajiv Shukla, had earlier said it was an internal matter of the college. He had appealed to St Stephen’s authorities to consider Unmukt as a special case. “I appeal to St Stephen’s to take a considerate view on Unmukt. But I understand that it is an internal matter. The college is autonomous. But I am making this appeal,” Shukla said.last_img read more