Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS The Pasadena City Council on Monday unanimously passed a resolution that allows the city to pay members of the city’s police oversight commission $100 per meeting.The resolution also allows each councilperson to decide how they will choose their appointed commissioner.However, the council stopped short of establishing rules and regulations for the commission.The commission will consist of 11 members to be appointed by the City Council. All 11 members must be residents of Pasadena, but council nominees need not reside in the nominating council member’s district.Each councilmember, including the mayor, has one nominee to the commission, for a total of eight members. Three additional members representing community-based organizations must also be nominated.Applications for the three community-based organizations will be sent to the city. City staff will forward the applications to the City Council’s Public Safety Committee. After the PSC vets the applications they will make recommendations to the City Council.The City Council reserves the right to see all applications.Although it was established as part of the appointment procedure, the council decided to refer the rules and regulations to the council’s Public Safety Committee.“The minimal job would be to safeguard everyone’s rights. That would be the bare minimum,” said Councilmember Steve Madison, after expressing concerns about commissioners and the independent auditor possibly accessing confidential information.“I can see all sorts of unintended consequences,” Madison said.According to the rule and regulations presented on Monday, commissioners would be required to sign a confidentiality oath and take an oath before being sworn in.The rules could also prohibit matters from being placed on the commission’s agenda if it would compromise pending criminal and personnel investigations.That could prevent the commission from agendizing officer-involved shootings for several months or even longer as criminal and personnel investigations wend their way through the city’s process.“Here we go all over again, asking the same questions we asked six or seven months ago,” Councilmember Tyron Hampton said. “This is something the community has had a lot of input on. Tremendous input, and it should not be prolonged at this point.”The rules and regulations could be taken up or established in conjunction with the auditor and the commission.The city has already started accepting applications for commissioners. Currently, there are no deadlines for the applications.Despite 30 years of calls for oversight, it took the officer-involved death of George Floyd, a Black man in another state, to move a majority of council members in Pasadena to finally support some form of police oversight.After protests swept the nation in response to the May 25 death of Floyd, who died during an encounter with Minneapolis police, the majority of the council said they supported oversight. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Top of the News Make a comment 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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 Government Council Agrees on Pay, Selection Process for Police Oversight Commission Rules and regulations to go before Public Safety Committee By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Monday, January 25, 2021 | 5:30 pm Community News 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. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Previous: Single-Family Rental Yields Drop in 2020 Next: Regulators Responding to Coronavirus Spread About Author: Mike Albanese Vote on COVID-19 Support Bill Delayed Sign up for DS News Daily March 12, 2020 1,620 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Bill Coronavirus Government 2020-03-12 Mike Albanese Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Tagged with: Bill Coronavirus Government The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Work on the Democrat-proposed Families First Coronavirus Response Act continued Thursday afternoon as Democrat and Republican lawmakers attempted to reach a compromise. Politico reports that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are working to reach a deal before Congress goes into a week-long recess. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), however, called the proposal an “ideological wish list.” McConnell also said Thursday that the Senate could cancel a planned recess and stay in session. ____Original story appears below.House Democrats Wednesday evening introduced a multi-billion-dollar bill in response to the COVID-19 outbreak that includes emergency provisions with paid sick leave, free testing, food aid, and unemployment insurance, according to Politico. The report states the House is expected to vote on the measure Thursday afternoon. Republicans and the White House are aware of the provisions in the bill, but Politico states they have not announced their position on the legislation. “The Families First Coronavirus Response Act is focused directly on providing support for America’s families, who must be our first priority in this emergency,” said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in a statement. “We cannot fight coronavirus effectively unless everyone in our country who needs to be tested knows they can get their test free of charge. We cannot slow the coronavirus outbreak when workers are stuck with the terrible choice between staying home to avoid spreading illness and the paycheck their family can’t afford to lose.”Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Virginia) said on Twitter Thursday morning that the Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides people with health coverage, food assistance, and financial support they need to cope with “widespread consequences” of COVID-19. “This bill reflects our responsibility to stand with the American people as we confront this crisis,” Scott said on social media. Politico added that the proposal came after President Donald Trump’s Oval Office Address Wednesday evening. The President announced several emergency measures, including a 30-day ban on foreign nationals entering the U.S. from many European countries. During his address, Trump called for a payroll tax to millions to help alleviate the economic issues the virus has caused. “Alarmingly, the president did not say how the administration will address the lack of coronavirus testing kits throughout the United States,” Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a joint statement late Wednesday.”Smart action today will prevent the spread of the virus tomorrow,” the President stated during his address. Insurance companies will also be waiving copayments on coronavirus treatments and extend payments for these treatments. President Trump also announced his plan for workers who will need to be staying home.”I will soon be taking emergency action, which is unprecedented, to provide financial relief,” President Trump said. “This will be targeted at workers who are ill, quarantined, or caring for others due to coronavirus.”President Trump is also instructing the small business administration to provide capital liquidity to affected firms, and he stated he will be asking Congress to increase funding for this program by an additional $50 billion.During an address at the Oval Office, President Trump said he does not support the proposed House bill because it has items that have “nothing to do” with the disease.FHFA Director Dr. Mark Calabria in a statement, “To meet the needs of borrowers who may be impacted by the coronavirus, last week Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reminded mortgage servicers that hardship forbearance is an option for borrowers who are unable to make their monthly mortgage payment. For borrowers that may be experiencing a hardship, I encourage you to reach out to your servicer. The Enterprises and the Federal Home Loan Banks continue to provide support to the secondary mortgage market, and the UMBS market continues to operate at its normal level.”Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, sent letters to Administration officials, regulators, and credit reporting agencies expressing concerns about risks related to COVID-19 and the steps they are taking to prevent Americans and the financial system from being harmed.“While our federal regulators, agencies, and financial institutions must take action to protect consumers and our economy, I must emphasize that it is unacceptable to use this crisis as an excuse to justify rollbacks of important financial regulations that are in place to protect our financial system and economy,” Congresswoman Waters wrote in her letter. 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September 17, 2012 View post tag: Naval View post tag: off Sailors on HMS Duncan are enduring daily physical pain and exertion to maintain the new destroyer’s position as the fittest ship in the entire Fleet. It’s not just the Type 45 warship which is being put through her paces on her first series of sea trials off the Scottish coast.Admittedly ‘best’ will probably be challenged by her five sisters as it’s a tad subjective…But they’ll be hard pushed (literally) to surpass D37 when it comes to physical stamina and achievement: she’s officially the fittest ship in the Fleet.Duncan’s currently undergoing her first spell of sea trials off the Scottish coast, but it’s not just the 8,500-tonne state-of-the-art warship being put through her paces.Just one day after departing BAE’s yard at Scotstoun on the Clyde, where the air defence ship was fitted out, her leading physical training instructor was running the first circuit training sessions both on the expansive flight deck and in the more sheltered environment of Duncan’s rather large hangar.“I’m really proud for Duncan to lead the Fleet table with 98 per cent of us in-date for our RN fitness test. These circuits, the first on board, will be really tough to keep us at the standard I expect,” said LPT Curtis Fleming.“However, I cannot believe that the navigator has just beaten me at ping-pong despite him being on-watch all night and me in my bunk!”Duncan currently has around 70 Royal Navy personnel assigned to her, with the remainder of the ship’s company drawn from the civilian world.She’s completed her propulsion trials and is about to engage her guns for the first time – everything from the main 4.5in Kryten on the forecastle down to machine-guns – on the ranges of the Outer Hebrides.The trials will also see her test her sensors and systems for the first time, before she returns to Scotstoun for further fitting out.“It’s been an amazing experience,” said Cdr Phil Game, weapons engineer officer and the senior RN sailor aboard.“I was the first person to join her. I saw her when she was just a shell and now here we are at sea, being thrown around a bit!”A second set of trials will be conducted later this autumn, then a final stint at the BAE works over the winter, before the destroyer sails to Portsmouth around Easter 2013.Once the Type 45 returns alongside, the fitness challenges go on for the Duncan team: PO ‘Wiggy’ Bennett has just completed the Iron Man challenge and is looking for his next test; CPO Jack McKinstray and PO Dougie Lunt are preparing for the Loch Ness marathon at the end of the month; CPO Emma Powell the Great South Run in Portsmouth and Wtr Megan Ryan the Great Scottish Run.A ten-strong team including WO2 Robbie Robson, CPO George McCormick, PO Lunt, Wtr Ryan, PO ‘Hammy’ Hammond, PO George Young and LET ‘Paxo’ Paxton has also entered the ‘Survival of the Fittest’ – an endurance event featuring lots of mud, water, climbing and some 70 obstacles to overcome.As well as keeping Duncan’s men and women fighting fit they’ll also boost the coffers of several worthy causes: the ship’s charity, the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice; the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity; and Macmillan Nurses.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, September 17, 2012; Image: RN View post tag: trials View post tag: coast HMS Duncan on Her First Series of Sea Trials Off the Scottish Coast View post tag: News by topic View post tag: first Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Duncan on Her First Series of Sea Trials Off the Scottish Coast View post tag: Duncan View post tag: Scottish View post tag: sea View post tag: HMS Training & Education View post tag: Series View post tag: Navy Share this article
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DES MOINES — With restaurants and bars now being able to open at a reduced capacity throughout the state, failing to follow the restrictions could lead to a citation and in the most severe cases the revocation of their liquor license.Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division spokesman Tyler Ackerson says they don’t want it to get to that point. “We’re working with licensees to make sure that because these are new measures that have been put in place — and this is an unprecedented event — we want to make sure that they try to understand what they can and can’t do,” Ackerson says. “And we understand that it is a difficult time, and we have been working with our licensees to educate them on what these new rules of the road are.”Ackerson says enforcement starts at the local level, and local officials are taking the same approach. “Their approach is generally trying to educate licensees who may be in violation of the proclamation. However, if they continue to violate the proclamation and we become aware of that — we do have the ability to take action against their license for violating those orders,” he says.Ackerson says the emergency pandemic rules are the same as any other the establishments must follow. “As a part of holding a liquor license, you have to obey all laws and rules that are applicable to your operations — and these proclamations would be included in that,” Ackerson says.Ackerson says they only had one issue with a restaurant or bar and liquor sales since the first set of emergency pandemic rules were instituted.
London, United Kingdom | AFP | Maurizio Sarri warned his Chelsea stars to improve their mentality after Willian’s sublime strike sealed a hard-fought 2-1 win over struggling Newcastle on Saturday.Sarri’s side took the lead through Pedro’s early goal, but Ciaran Clark snatched a shock equaliser before half-time.With Chelsea fans beginning to lose patience at their team’s latest spluttering home display, Willian lifted the mood in the nick of time with his superb second-half curler.Fourth-placed Chelsea have won five of their last seven league matches and sit six points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal, who lost at West Ham earlier on Saturday.But, while Chelsea remain in control of the race to qualify for the Champions League, this was a far from convincing performance.Labouring to beat third-bottom Newcastle showed how far Chelsea have to go to bridge the gap in class to leaders Liverpool and champions Manchester City.Sarri admitted he was frustrated with the way Chelsea took their foot off the gas after the opening goal.“We started well for 10 minutes but after the goal we thought ‘now it is easy’, but it wasn’t,” Sarri said.“We slept for 25 minutes and then we were in trouble. We were better in the second half but we need to improve the mental reaction.“It is very difficult to understand. We stopped playing and then we had problems.”Sarri also revealed he has told Chelsea’s hierarchy he needs a new midfielder to replace Cesc Fabregas, who joined Monaco on Friday. “Jorginho was in trouble and on the bench there wasn’t a player for that position. I need an option for that position,” he sad.“The club knows very well my opinion. It depends on the club decision. I cannot do anything more.”Another winter of discontent is brewing for Newcastle, wo have won only once in their last nine league games.The Magpies’ 18 points is their lowest tally after 22 matches of a top-flight season since they were relegated in 1988-89.“We have to be better than three teams and if we play like today we can do it,” Benitez said of Newcastle’s relegation battle.Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat against Tottenham in the League Cup semi-final first leg was the latest display of attacking impotence from misfiring Chelsea, who had failed to score in their last two home league games.But it took only nine minutes for the Blues to go in front as Newcastle’s five-man defence was carved open with ease.A fine long pass from Chelsea defender David Luiz caught Clark flat-footed.Pedro timed his run behind Clark perfectly and held off the centre-back’s weak attempt to recover as he lofted a delicate chip over Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka for his seventh goal of the season.Chelsea dominated possession in the first half-hour, but they switched off at the back as Newcastle almost snatched an equaliser.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Bron Lindgren for Bron’s AutomotiveBron’s Automotive wants to introduce our new team member, Shawn Long. Shawn formerly worked at Olympia Autohaus where he specialized in Audi, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Porsche, and BMW. (He still does specialize in these, however he has other strengths which we’ll get to in a second here!)Shawn grew up in Southern California, and attended the well-known and well regarded UTI Technical Institute in Phoenix, Arizona where he got his degree in Automotive Technology. Upon graduation he gained experience in an independent BMW repair shop, and then moved on to a Toyota Dealership and a Lexus Dealership, where he benefitted from additional factory training classes.He then met his wife of 21 years, Heather, and he’ll tell you his life got even better. Heather grew up in the Northwest and so they moved back up here and Shawn continued the Lexus theme at Seattle Lexus. After 9/11 (2001), Shawn and Heather moved closer to Heather’s parents in Helena Montana. There he did a stint in the Toyota Dealership before expanding his expertise by working for the Subaru Dealership for 3 years. Eventually he moved to Olympia and began working in Independent Shops.Shawn has been an ASE Master Technician for a little over 25 years now, and also achieved the Master Tech Status with Lexus and was only one small class shy of gaining Subaru Master Technician status. (he definitely knows Subaru’s)Shawn and Heather are members of the McKenzie Road Baptist Church in Olympia, where he serves as a Deacon. He also helps them with their website and media presence. When I asked him what his hobbies are, he immediately mentioned a 14-year-old Maltese/Yorkie mix, but also said he and Heather were interested in doing mission work in the future. He also wants to partner with his Dad in restoring his Dad’s 1930 Ford Model A Coupe.One of Shawn’s strong points is that he is both what we refer to as a Gearhead and a Geek. He gets the nuts and bolts and gears that have always been a big part of Auto Repair, but he is also very good at the computerized side of Automotive Repair that is so important on today’s cars. It doesn’t matter if you need the latest software update installed in your BMW, or just need a DOHC timing belt done on your Audi, or a brake job on your Subaru, Shawn can handle it.One of Shawn’s vehicles, a 1964 Mercedes UNIMOG. Photo courtesy: Bron’s Automotive.So, you might wonder what a Tech like this drives? He has a Subaru Outback with 403,000 Miles on it, a 1999 Volvo V70XC with 148,000 Miles on it, and a 1964 Mercedes UNIMOG (pictured!) UNIMOG is apparently German for Universal Motor Vehicle.So, if you formerly went to Autohaus to see Shawn, and have been wondering where he went, or if you would simply like to have a factory trained Technician watching over your vehicle, come over to Bron’s Automotive and meet Shawn, (and the rest of our team for that matter) If you’re lucky, he will have driven his UNIMOG that day. Better yet, click here to make an appointment request for your car.