first_img Business News Your email address will not be published.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 center_img 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, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_img Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Previous articleKieran McGeeney will oversee Armagh u21’sNext articleCar set alight inside walls of cemetery News Highland Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Swift action must be taken to investigate human trafficking in fishing industry – Harkin WhatsApp Facebook GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath By News Highland – November 4, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Homepage BannerNews Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Plans for a multi-agency task force to investigate human trafficking in the fishing industry has been met with some criticism.A year-long investigation by the Guardian newspaper has uncovered widespread abuse of migrant workers on Irish fishing trawlers.Currently, Donegal accounts for over a quarter of the overall fishing industry jobs in the country.Independent MEP Marion Harkin says Minister Coveney’s approach to the investigation lacks urgency to deal with the situation.She says swift action on this serious issue must be taken:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/mario1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Pinterest Pinterest Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

first_img Comments Published on April 12, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13 Veronica Grant came from California and had to learn a new position. Teammate Lisaira Daniels transferred away from her home in Georgia and only arrived in January. Both faced difficult transitions this year when they came to Syracuse, but softball helped them develop a unique bond that made the change a little easier.‘They feed off of each other and boost each other’s confidence,’ SU head coach Leigh Ross said. ‘It’s a great combination with those two.’ And it’s a combination that the team benefits from. Grant and Daniels have anchored the top half of the Orange batting order all season long, while also controlling the outfield where they play side by side — Grant in center and Daniels in right. The two combined to hit .333, while scoring seven runs in a strong two-win performance for the Orange this weekend. From an offensive standpoint, Grant and Daniels are arguably the two best hitters on the Syracuse roster. Daniels leads the team with a .382 average, and Grant is second among everyday players at .330. Combined, they have 79 hits this season, which is just over 32 percent of the team’s total.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe duo is particularly dangerous when batting first and second in the order. In the 12 games in which Grant hits leadoff and Daniels follows, they have combined for more than two hits per game and 21 runs scored.‘Every time Roni (Grant) gets on base, that’s my fire, that gets me going,’ Daniels said. ‘I get really excited when she gets on base.’Their connection is just as strong in the outfield. When Grant made the transition from second base to center field, Daniels was there to teach her and help her adjust to the subtleties of a new position. ‘Since (Daniels) came here she’s calmed me down a lot from the mental aspect of playing and making sure that I go out and have fun,’ Grant said. ‘Pretty much, she was a mentor to me.’Many times when an infielder moves to the outfield they view it as a demotion, Ross said. But she explained that seeing how good Daniels was in the outfield helped Grant embrace the position wholeheartedly.They have grown so comfortable with each other in the field that they automatically understand what the other is thinking. Daniels said she knows that whenever she can’t get to a ball that Grant has her back, and vice versa.‘She doesn’t even have to say words in English, and I will know what she’s thinking about,’ Grant said.Ross likes the idea of Grant following in Daniels’ footsteps. All season long she has been looking for more emotion and enthusiasm out of her players, and that is exactly what Daniels brings.In the game on Sunday against Providence, Friars pitcher Corinne Clauss threw up and in toward Daniels’ head. She responded with a few steps toward the mound and a competitive scowl on her face. Perhaps an empty threat, but the fiery edge was certainly evident.‘That’s the thing that we’ve been missing in this program,’ Ross said. ‘Obviously she wasn’t going to charge the mound, but I just wish I could see some more energy and some more passion. You can’t be like that all the time, but at the right time it’s great for our team.’ But it’s important to keep things fun, they said. You can’t be serious all the time. So once the game is over, they let their colorful personalities show.After Sunday’s win against Providence, Grant hopped on Daniels’ shoulders in an attempt to scare one of their assistant coaches. When that went awry, they proceeded to tuck the assistant’s socks into her shoes.‘We just have fun,’ Daniels said. ‘I mean, a game is a game, but you have to have fun out there. We’re both silly, so it’s just fun to play with her.  ‘She’s a fun partner in crime.’ [email protected]center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgOn Thursday, Doheny Memorial Library was transformed for Wonderland Unbound, a multimedia event to showcase works from the USC Libraries’ Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection. Wonderland Unbound is an evening filled with music, food, actors in costume and interactive multimedia events such as visual presentations and scavenger hunts — all central to the theme of Lewis Carroll’s imaginative works.Down the rabbit hole · USC Libraries celebrated the 10th anniversary of the USC Libraries Wonderland Award at Doheny Memorial Library. – Christine Yoo | Daily TrojanWonderland Unbound was sponsored by Visions & Voices to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the USC Libraries Wonderland Award, a multidisciplinary competition in which students create new, scholarly and creative works inspired by the ever-growing Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection.Tyson Gaskill, executive director of communications and events at USC Libraries, stated that George and Linda Cassady not only donated the collection to USC, but started the award as well.“They didn’t want the collection to just sit here,” Gaskill said. “They specifically wanted the students to be able to interact with the collection and keep it relevant, keep it fresh.”Linda Cassady, one of the founders of the collection, said that Wonderland Unbound seemed like a natural fit for the university because Carroll disliked being an adult and was always interested in self-discovery and creativity.“It’s fun seeing how the rest of the student body responds to Carroll,” Cassady said. “I like the students watching it and participating with it, especially for those who didn’t know much about Carroll’s works before.”Corona Yu, a freshman majoring in biochemistry, said that she was glad to be taking advantage of USC’s artistic events and enjoyed the free food, animation, actors and decoration.“It all comes together to seem really like a Wonderland,” Yu said.Abby Saunders, curator of the Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection, explained that unlike many other universities, USC opens up its special collections to the public.“We encourage especially students and faculty to come and enjoy [the special collections]. It’s really open,” Saunders said.Wonderland Unbound shared Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Hunting of the Snark and other rare materials from the collection by incorporating all aspects of Lewis Carroll’s genius in unique ways, such as digital animation and massive light projections of Carroll’s famous characters that covered the walls of Doheny. The projection mapping of the library building was done in partnership with 7StarSun.“7StarSun spent a lot of time with us looking at the collection and coming up with creative ideas that we then tried to massage and focus into the right direction,” Gaskill said.Tim Stanton, project manager for USC Libraries, explained how he worked those involved with the animations to best exemplify Carroll, who worked not only in literature, but in photography, games and math.“What we told people was to think of everything Lewis Carroll created, not just Alice,” Stanton said. “To focus on his math, his lesser-known stories, the totality of his work.”Gaskill discussed how it was to implement new technology and medium in creating Wonderland Unbound as a large-scale multimedia event.“We’re working way outside of our comfort zone. We have not done something like this before,” Gaskill said.The façade of the library was transformed through large projections of Carroll’s stories, such as Alice’s adventures and the battle of the Jabberwocky. The event started with 7StarSun’s original productions then shared student productions from USC’s Cinematic Arts graduate students.Bethany Balchunas, a freshman majoring in archaeology, said that she enjoyed the light projections, which were imaginative and mind-opening.“I like that the event included student productions. It feels more ‘ours,’” Balchunas said.Throughout the night, visitors were able to interact with actors in costume, who helped with the augmented reality scavenger games.“They’re clear, white-looking books with Carrollian phrases,” Stanton said. “You then take a tablet with an app running on it and you roll it over the book to see a feature come up, like a rabbit going down the hole.”In between the different animations, people were also given the chance to choose which light projections would be shown on the building.“I think the star of the show will be the tablet,” Stanton said. “There with a tablet, you’re able to manipulate the imagery shown on the building like video jockeys.”Planning for the event started two years ago to both commemorate the 10th anniversary and celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice ‘s Adventures in Wonderland.“This is almost like a kick-off event for the anniversary,” Gaskill said.last_img read more

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The Press Union of Liberia last Friday awarded several journalists and institutions for their remarkable and courageous performances as news gatherers in their various assignments last year.Interestingly one of the areas was sports reporting which encompasses those in the print and the electronic media.Located at its Clay Street’s office is the Sports Writers Association of Liberia. This body is an auxiliary of the Press Union of Liberia. Its members are also registered members of the PUL.At its recent elections at the YMCA building in Monrovia, among other things, PUL President Kamara A. Kamara told the members about the important role that SWAL ‘plays’ in PUL.Kamara’s statement has come to haunt me since his infant administration did not involve the SWAL in the selection of its deserving member who supposedly made exceptional contribution to sports in the previous year.I am not sure, as it is often said jokingly; PUL President Kamara’s recent statement at the SWAL installation was a statement someone would make at a liquor table, to impress the ladies who are present.How does an organization become an important part of another when the other is ignored in an important selection process that should benefit at least one of them? What about the Reporters Association?The Secretary General of PUL, Kaihene Sengbe told SWAL members during our recent elections that he began his career as a sports reporter. Except maybe I was not paying attention to him, I want to know how in the world he would become part of a decision that overlooked a field that served as the foundation for his success as a journalist.It is of interest that while those who were honored deserve my commendation, goes against the practice of honor. How do you select yourself to receive an honor? Are your works not enough evidence that you deserve it?Someone told me the other day that what is not done properly is not done at all. It is too early for the good old Kamara and his new group of leaders to behave as if someone was telling them what to do.I am also aware of the Reporters Association also an auxiliary of the PUL was sadly ignored in the selection of deserving reporters for recognition the PUL.In all due respect, the idea that the honorees selected themselves in the first place was a bad practice that must be discouraged. We live in a society in which degree holders are not able to justify how they got their degrees.Rightly, a committee must be set up, with responsible members, along with media managers outside the PUL to manage such a sensitive issue. Also needed is a set of criteria that must serve as a guide. Why the above suggestion was not envisioned by the PUL is difficult to comprehend.Personally, I am satisfied that someone down the road the other day, offered me a bag of cold water, for reading my sports article that torched his heart. At least I did not have to nominate myself.last_img read more