Velazquez defines her role on City Council as building unity, and…

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Decision Apopka 2018Apopka City Commission Candidate Feature: Seat #2 Commissioner Diane VelazquezCommissioner Diane Velazquez has a heart for Apopka. She has been a consistent voice for unity in the city as well as on the City Council. If there is an event in Apopka, she is most likely in attendance.In 2014, Velazquez burst onto the Apopka political scene with a surprising victory over 18-year incumbent Marilyn Ustler-McQueen with 55% of the vote. Her margin of victory was the largest in that election cycle – outperforming both Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Commissioner Sam Ruth, who were both eventual winners in runoffs.Apopka City Commissioner Diane VelazquezAnd after becoming a commissioner, she immediately began to define its role.“It’s more than just reviewing and deciding on new city projects, proposals, city charter changes, and any other issues the city and its residents may face in the ever-changing future of our city.  Additionally, the role of a city commissioner is to make decisions on facts and taking into consideration the needs of the community at large. When I say, “More than just decision making,” It’s my opinion that commissioners need to be in contact with the community at all times.  A commissioner needs to attend community meetings, attend organizational meetings and gatherings, attend school functions and church services.  I have been invited to many church services in our community and I have attended almost all the services that I was invited to.  Staying in touch with the residents, business people and others that visit and are in contact with our city is a very important part of being a city commissioner.”Velazquez is challenged by Leroy Bell, Alicia Koutsoulieris, and Alice Nolan for her re-election to the Apopka City Commission Seat #2, and in this race, she is drawing on her experiences both as an Apopka resident and in her previous career.Velazquez is a retired New York City Police detective who achieved the rank of Detective 2nd Grade, serving as a medical insurance fraud investigator for the agency. During her career, she attended and successfully completed several investigative courses within the agency. She also attended weekend college courses at Nassau Community College, in Long Island.She has been actively involved in the community since moving to Apopka in April of 2005. She is married to Ed Velazquez, who is also a retired law enforcement officer and a Vietnam veteran. One of Velazquez’s two sons, Samuel, is a police officer and also served overseas with the U.S. Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. Velazquez has also served as a volunteer in school and sporting events for her two young grandchildren.She is proud of her role on the City Council and her public service to the community, but perhaps her most cherished moment was her effort to obtain an artifact of one of the original Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, which was in assistance for Apopka Boy Scout Christian Lamphere’s Eagle Scout project. In just a few months, she was awarded one of the last remaining artifacts. Her husband Ed drove to New York City to bring it to Apopka, where it was unveiled to the public as part of Lamphere’s 9/11 Memorial at City Hall on September 11, 2016.Commissioner Diane Velazquez: “It’s more than just reviewing and deciding on new city projects, proposals, city charter changes, and any other issues the city and its residents may face in the ever-changing future of our city. Staying in touch with the residents, business people and others that visit and are in contact with our city is a very important part of being a city commissioner.”“It changed my life and it changed my husband’s life,” said Velazquez, referring to 9/11. “We can never forget the events that happened that day. This project has brought our community together for a very special remembrance of September 11th and galvanized a patriotic spirit in everyone involved. To see how bright our future is, you just need to see how this community came together to make a boy scout’s dream come true. When confronted with obstacles, he found a way around them. He challenged all of us. He challenged me. His persistence has given us strength. And we have to remain a united community.”She was also excited to play a role in bringing Apopka Fire Station #5 online in 2018. “For me, this is such a crowning glory,” she said at its grand opening. “I have been involved with the fire department from the very beginning. And to see it come to fruition… to actually see it become a reality is very emotional for me. I absolutely love our first responders. As a retired and former first responder, I understand what it is to serve and so to get this fire station finished is a blessing. I thank each and every one of you who served here.”Velazquez is also an advocate for the economic development in Apopka.“As I have stated many times before, Apopka is a growing community. Its location makes it a favorable and attractive place for families that want to settle here. Not only are they setting roots in Apopka, but businesses are following the growth trend. This trend will affect Apopka and Central Florida as a whole for many years to come.”No matter the outcome, Velazquez will continue to be in service to the community, and a champion of unity in Apopka. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. TAGSCommissioner Diane VelazquezDecision Apopka 2018 Previous article423 votes cast as polls open on Apopka Election DayNext articleWill Seat #1 be the swing vote in the budget debates? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name herelast_img read more

Jamie Cudmore yellow carded and cited for strike on Jerome Fillol

first_imgTuesday Nov 8, 2011 Jamie Cudmore yellow carded and cited for strike on Jerome Fillol Clermont lock Jamie Cudmore has been cited for an incident that occured a few days back during the Top 14 side’s meeting with Stade Francais in Paris. Cudmore was yellow carded at the time, but has since been summoned to face a disciplinary hearing.  The burly Canadian lock – now sporting an impressive Movember moustache for charity – is no stranger to trouble, and it looks as though this time his reputation has led to another citing.He lashed out at replacement Jerome Fillol after it appeared that Fillol had done a similar thing to a Clermont player. The difference here is that Cudmore, being a much bigger man, took care of business the way only he knows how, decking Fillol.Having chatted with him earlier this evening, he told me that he felt the yellow card was pretty fair, but was quite surprised by a citing on top of that. It looked like it was an open fist, but the reputation he carries means he’ll usually get heavily dealt with for things like this. You also cannot go around smacking people in the face and expect to get away with it, even if it is in retaliation.“Any forward, any second-row worth his salt has to do certain things that maybe run afoul of the law for sure. You’re out there to dominate the opposition and if sometimes you go a bit overboard, well I’m not going to say sorry,” he said in an interview recently.“I play my game fair, but I play it hard. I have had problems with discipline and cards in the past but I never look back on those things and think ‘Oh Jeez, I shouldn’t have done that.’ Well it’s too late, it’s done. I’m looking forward and I just want to do my best for the team who I’m playing for.”This incident was actually fairly similar to the Paul Williams red card against South Africa in the World Cup, where Williams was given his marching orders after lashing out at Heinrich Brussow with an open fist. In that case and this one, both players made a bit of a meal of it on the floor.Jamie visits RD from time to time, so please keep your comments below respectful. Thanks.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Staten Island, N.Y., protest demands ’Justice for Eric Garner!’

first_imgMore than 100 people gathered July 26 to protest the brutal killing-on-video of Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y. They met at the site of Garner’s death from a cop’s chokehold to demand justice and “stop killer cops!” Outrage over Garner’s killing has been expressed around the U.S. At the protest were representatives from Rebel Diaz, Peoples Organization for Progress, the December 12th Movement, Workers World Party, Peoples Power Assembly Movement, NAACP and other groups. A march is planned for Saturday, Aug. 2, from Bay Street to the police station. Pictured here is Larry Hamm of POP.— Anne Pruden and Johnnie StevensFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

Anti-Russia campaign diverts fight against Trump

first_imgThe U.S. Government calls the alleged cyber activity GRIZZLY STEPPE.Demonstrating the U.S. intent to continue punitive sanctions against Russia, the lame-duck Barack Obama administration took further measures. Obama declared new sanctions on Dec. 30, including expelling 35 people working with Russia’s diplomatic corps as “spies.”Obama claimed this anti-Russian assault was in response to Russia’s alleged hacking of U.S.-based computer servers and interference in the U.S. elections.These attacks on Russia are intermingled with the Democratic Party leadership’s attempt to undermine the incoming administration in all areas, especially attacking its public positions conciliatory to Russia.By focusing on Trump’s friendlier approach to Russia, the Obama-Hillary Clinton grouping can collaborate with Republican reactionaries like Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham. It can avoid confronting the racism, sexism and xenophobia of the new President-elect. To attack him on these issues might promote a mass mobilization such as those scheduled for Jan. 20 and 21 to protest the new administration.Internet security experts like John McAfee have said there is no way to prove Russia has been doing the hacking. Thus assertions by the CIA, the FBI and other U.S. security agencies against Russia are smoke, as recent Workers World articles by Stephen Millies have shown.But this particular smoke fits the needs of elements in the U.S. state and government apparatus, including many Democratic and Republican Party leaders. It is a problem for the new President-elect, at least for now.More ‘fake news’ and threatsThe U.S. corporate media, which is unanimous in its hostility to Russia and President Vladimir Putin, stepped up its “fake news” production.The Washington Post reported Dec. 31 that Russian hackers penetrated the U.S. electric grid in Vermont. The article was filled with dire warnings that the Russians might cut off heat and light in the New England winter.The Post was forced to retract this. An Editor’s Note posted at the beginning of the Dec. 31 article read: “An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid. Authorities say there is no indication of that so far. The computer at Burlington Electric that was hacked was not attached to the grid.” (tinyurl.com/z52pxot)Progressive journalist Glenn Greenwald issued a full exposure of the Washington Post’s “fake news.” (tinyurl.com/zb7xhg2)The corporate media’s anti-Russia attacks gloss over the 1989-91 counterrevolution that dismantled the Soviet Union. This event replaced the anti-capitalist structure of the Soviet republics, including Russia, with a capitalist system.From 1917 to 1989 the U.S. ruling class hated Russia and the Soviet Union. These rulers considered the Soviet Union their main enemy because it had a diametrically opposed social system that promised to expropriate the capitalists’ property and hand it to the workers.In the 1990s the U.S. aimed to take over the weak capitalist Russia economically and dominate it politically. Washington professed friendship to the Russian government led by Boris Yeltsin, who was subservient toward U.S. imperialism.Putin and the now stronger Russian capitalist class he represents play a more independent role. They and the Russian military defend Russian capitalist and nationalist interests, which often collide with U.S. imperialist interests. Syria and Ukraine are two areas where Russian intervention plays a progressive role.Washington has revved up the threats against Russia, even installing “anti-missile” bases and moving some NATO troops to Russia’s border. But since the Pentagon has failed to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan after 15 years, it’s hard to imagine its generals being too optimistic about making war on a Russia armed with 7,000 nuclear warheads.Putin’s reaction, and Trump’sPutin surprised many U.S. observers with his reaction to Obama’s latest provocation. Instead of tit for tat, Putin simply said, “While we reserve the right to take reciprocal measures, we’re not going to downgrade ourselves to the level of irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy. In our future steps on the way toward the restoration of Russia-United States relations, we will proceed from the policy pursued by the [Trump] administration.” (New York Times, Dec. 30)While Obama’s new anti-Russian moves were mainly symbolic, previous sanctions by the U.S. and its NATO partners have damaged the Russian economy. They’ve also hurt individuals who were Putin’s allies in rescuing Crimea from a pro-fascist coup in Ukraine.The economic sanctions block Russian access to international credit and cut off cooperation in oil field technology. Trump appointee Rex Tillerson of Exxon-Mobil would like to end these sanctions so his corporation can increase its profits.In response to Putin, Trump in one of his many tweets praised the Russian leader for being “smart” to avoid a confrontation with the U.S. that would complicate U.S.-Russian relations.For his overall reactionary program of vile xenophobia, racism and sexism, the President-elect deserves to be undermined by the mass movement here. Whether or not he continues to defend a rapprochement with Russia, however, the Obama-Clinton-McCain position on Russia is dangerously reactionary and the anti-war movement should protest it.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

ASA Chairman: “There has to be a Better Way” to Deal…

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News ASA Chairman: “There has to be a Better Way” to Deal with… ASA Chairman: “There has to be a Better Way” to Deal with China Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articlePurdue Professor: China and U.S. Economies Stand to Lose About the SameNext articleAmerican Soybean Association Chairman Says There Must Be a Better Way to Deal with China on the HAT Monday Morning Edition Eric Pfeiffer SHARE ASA Chairman: “There has to be a Better Way” to Deal with ChinaPresident Trump announced late last week that he had directed US trade officials to find another $100 billion in tariffs to impose on China, in addition to the $50 billion already announced. China’s Ambassador to the US said in response that China will “fight the US at any cost”.Illinois farmer Ron Moore is the immediate past president and, now, chairman of the American Soybean Association. He says that it’s just more of the same as it relates to recent trade issues. He mentioned dropping out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and renegotiating NAFTA before saying, “It’s pretty frustrating, as a farmer, because so much of the ag products that we raise in the United States go into the export market. Any time you (do) anything that disrupts the global trade, that we happen to be living in right now, it just hurts both us in the United States, and it hurts the countries that we’re trading with.”The ASA has not received a response from their request to meet with President Trump to discuss how the administration can work with soybean farmers and others in agriculture to find ways to reduce our trade deficit by increasing competitiveness rather than erecting barriers to foreign markets. But if given the opportunity for an audience with President Trump, “Our message would be that we understand the issues that prompted all of these potential trade tariffs, but we hopefully will convey to the administration, and the White House officials, that there’s got to be a better way to achieve the goals that the president is trying to achieve, and without going to the tariff route.”President Trump has instructed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to, “use his broad authority to implement a plan to protect American farmers and agriculture.” Perdue told reporters earlier in the week that a plan was coming together but was not at liberty to discuss details. SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Apr 8, 2018 last_img read more

City Receives $5 Million from Insurance Carrier for Embezzlement Loss

first_img 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. Government City Receives $5 Million from Insurance Carrier for Embezzlement Loss Published on Friday, January 15, 2016 | 4:56 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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 From Last Year: Pasadena City Manager Michael J. Beck faces the press as he announces the arrest of a former city employee for allegedly bilking the city out of $6.4 million.Alleged embezzler: Danny R. Wooten from Facebook page of New Covenant Christian Fellowship in PomonaPasadena officials today announced the City has received a $5 million payment from its insurance carrier to settle a claim filed by the City regarding the theft of public money from the Utility Underground Program fund.“While it is important to recover the funds that were lost, it is equally important to ensure that the City makes the necessary changes to prevent another embezzlement from happening in the future and to also recover the public’s trust,” Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek said.In addition to the insurance claim, the City has undergone a comprehensive internal financial and personnel audit; changed or increased oversight for many of its financial processes and initiated most of the recommendations announced last year by a citizen advisory task force on financial administration and internal controls, posted online at www.cityofpasadena.net/invoiceinvestigation .The payment represents the maximum amount of money that could be paid on the insurance claim. It is also about 85 percent of the nearly $6 million allegedly embezzled by a former City employee who is now currently facing both criminal charges and a civil lawsuit in connection to the theft.City Manager Michael J. Beck said “we are pleased that our insurance carrier has paid the maximum amount on the claim, but in no way does this minimize the importance of our internal efforts to strengthen our financial administration and internal controls.”A portion of the settlement money will be deposited into the City’s General Fund to offset the cost of investigating the embezzlement and the rest will be deposited into the Utility Underground fund that was impacted by the theft, Beck said.“The City will continue to pursue legal means necessary to obtain a full recovery of the monies stolen,” City Attorney/City Prosecutor Michele Beal Bagneris said.A City audit completed in November 2014 documented that a former employee used fraudulent invoices to steal money from the fund that pays for moving overhead power and communications lines underground.The former employee, Danny Wooten, was arrested in December 2014 and is due in Superior Court March 9 for a preliminary hearing in the criminal case against him. A civil suit filed against him by the City is set for a jury trial in October 2016.Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit the City of Pasadena online at  www.cityofpasadena.net; follow the city on Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov, and like the City on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. Subscribe Top of the News center_img Make a comment More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

first_imgCharlene (A403944) is a 5-year-old, spayed female, brown and white rat terrier mix. This mellow gal may take a few minutes to warm up to you, but once she does she’ll love you forever. She loves belly rubs, petting and brushing before curling up next to you for a quick snooze. Charlene does have her energetic moments, however; she enjoys going for a good walk, where she’ll happily demonstrate her ability to walk very well on leash. She has gotten along well with both large and small dogs on trips with our Mobile Unit.The adoption fee for dogs is $125, which includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and vaccinations. Charlene qualifies for our Seniors for Seniors program, so her adoption fee is only $20 for adopters age 60 and up.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A403944, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at pasadenahumane.org. Make a comment Here are the Pets of the Week available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society this week: Community News Community News Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, August 29, 2016 | 4:37 pm Bandit (A403207) will steal your heart! He enjoys nose and ear rubs, and loves to snuggle up next to you for a good cuddle session. This adult, male, white rabbit has adorable black rings around his eyes. He enjoys running laps around our bunny enrichment pen, doing binkies and bumping his chin against everything in sight. Bandit has a lot of personality and a lot of love to give; meet him in our Critter House today!The adoption fee for rabbits is $30, which includes the spay or neuter surgery and a microchip.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A403207, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at pasadenahumane.org. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Community News Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Bringing the Legends to Your Home

first_imgThe ongoing pandemic, while painful, has also created vast fields of opportunity to develop new ways of thinking and new ways to provide virtual information and entertainment.Since the onset of the crisis, Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Stadium has been reaching out to fans by way of a new series—Rose Bowl LIVE, a virtual event held on the stadium’s YouTube and Facebook channels.In the latest event this Saturday, UCLA alum and LA Galaxy icon Cobi Jones, joins the Rose Bowl LIVE virtual event room at 4 p.m.If there was ever an American soccer icon, Cobi Jones comes closest.A participant in both the World Cup and the Olympics, as well as scoring the first-ever LA Galaxy goal in the Rose Bowl, the hall of famer will discuss his career with fans in the virtual chat room.Cobi Jones, who led the UCLA Bruins to the national championship in 1999, currently leads the United States in all-time appearances for soccer, appearing in 164 games in his career. He is also the first Major League soccer player to have his jersey retired.Jones is just the latest sports personality to grace the Rose Bowl virtual studio The series has hosted Rose Bowl legends Cade McNown, a former UCLA and NFL quarterback, women’s soccer legend Brandi Chastain, as well as women’s basketball icon Ann Meyers Drysdale.“We encourage guests to log on so they can ask questions,” said Rose Bowl Marketing Manager Sierra Kemp. “There’s a chat feature in each series, and viewers can ask questions throughout the program.”Viewers can also visit the site before the events, to register for free reminders and updates, along with direct links to Rose Bowl YouTube and Facebook channels.Rose Bowl LIVE airs this Saturday, May 30, at 4:00 p.m. You can sign up and watch the series here. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. 298 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Sports Bringing the Legends to Your Home Rose Bowl LIVE series continues Saturday with U.S. soccer icon Cobi Jones By EDDIE RIVERA, WEEKENDR EDITOR Published on Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 1:07 pm Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News More Cool Stuff Business News HerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeauty STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Pasadena Youth Golf Organization to Host a Day on the Greens for Veterans, Enlistees at Brookside

first_imgThe golf organization First Tee Greater Pasadena is teaming up with the Wounded Warrior Project to provide a fun day of golfing for veterans, enlistees and their families, according to the organization.Veterans from the Wounded Warriors Project, along with six U.S. Marine Corps poolees awaiting enlistment, will be the honored guests during the event, to be held on June 19 at the golf course at 1133 Rosemont Ave., organizers said.Retired U.S. Marine Corps Major William “Monsoon” Mimiaga, who served in both Vietnam and Desert Storm, is scheduled to speak.“Mimiaga is known as a ‘mustang,’ which is an individual who joined the military as an enlisted man and worked his way to becoming an officer,” First Tee said in a written statement. “Upon retiring after serving for 31 years in the military, Mimiaga began a second career in teaching and was eventually named California Teacher of the Year three times.”The event first began in 2017, according to First Tee. Ever since, the tradition has continued, in which the veterans “invite their families and friends to enjoy a morning of golf instruction, food and beverage, donated golf equipment and apparel and community engagement.,” the statement said.“Thanks to the support of Rose Bowl Operating Co. and American Golf at Brookside Golf Club, the event comes at no cost to the warriors,” the statement added. “And thanks to our generous donors, golf equipment and golf apparel are also provided to the warriors.”Those interested in volunteering at the event, or other future ones, can contact First Tee Programming and Development Director Mark Fritz via email at [email protected] information on First Tee — Greater Pasadena can be found online at firstteegreaterpasadena.org.More information on the Wounded Warrior Project is available at woundedwarriorproject.org. Community News Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Community News Top of the News Make a comment 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.center_img Sports Pasadena Youth Golf Organization to Host a Day on the Greens for Veterans, Enlistees at Brookside STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 | 2:57 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe 88 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

Majority of Americans Unconcerned Over Fed’s Rate Increase

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Tagged with: Federal Reserve U.S. Economy Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago In a recent survey which asked consumers how they felt about the effect of the Federal Reserve’s recent rate hike on the economy, more than half of respondents (56 percent) were not concerned—Any worries expressed over the Federal Reserve’s recent rate hike are based largely on the respondent’s economic position.The results of Bankrate’s latest Financial Security Index survey, in which 1,003 people were surveyed by telephone, found that 41 percent of Americans believe rate increases could have dire effects on their personal finances and on the U.S. economy in general. However, these concerns are not spread evenly across the population. According to Bankrate, age, economic status, and education level play major roles in how high someone’s anxiety might be.Those between 30 and 49 were most worried, the report found. A full 44 percent in this age range expressed concern over where the economy is headed. Twenty percent of Millennials, the largest generational group to voice concerns, said they worried about their personal economic futures. Millennials were, however, the least likely (12 percent) to be concerned about the effects of rate hikes on the economy overall.On the other side, those 65 and older were far less concerned‒‒37 percent in this age group said they worried about their own finances or the economy in general.Most surveyed did not see much cause for alarm about rate increases. A full 56 percent were not concerned about rate hikes and 15 percent felt rates are getting back to normal after being artificially low for years.”The impact of rising interest rates will take some time to show a cumulative effect,” said Greg McBride, Bankrate’s chief financial analyst.  He added that now is the time for consumers to insulate themselves from rising rates by refinancing from an adjustable-rate to fixed-rate mortgage or by snagging zero-percent balance transfer credit cards.It should be noted, however, that Americans’ financial security is actually better now than it was in December. The January Financial Security Index clocked in at 101.5, compared to December’s 101.1, and Bankrate found that greater feelings of job security and higher overall net worth among Americans of all age groups led the list of reasons. Majority of Americans Unconcerned Over Fed’s Rate Increase  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. About Author: Scott Morgan The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Private Investors Taking on More of the Risk With Credit Risk Transfer Programs Next: SEC Approves Ocwen Settlement Over Financial Misstatements Federal Reserve U.S. Economy 2016-01-20 Scott Morgan Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Majority of Americans Unconcerned Over Fed’s Rate Increase January 20, 2016 1,056 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more