Informative Programs at the Pasadena Village Opened to the Public

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty The Pasadena Village invites the public to a series of Three (3) Educatioinal Programs educating aging people about matters that are important to their overall life enhancement and to increase their ability to stay active and in charge of their future.Care Managers PanelFriday, January 8th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Life situations change in a heartbeatHear from local experts how this type of help could assist you in a foreseeable crisis situation. What is a care manager; why would you need a care manager; what services and benefit does a care manager provide?L.A. Housing – A Tale of 4 SeniorsTuesday, January 12th, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Independence through Interdependence livingOur aging population is increasing at a rapid pace which escalates the need for housing. Do you have an extra bedroom, would you like some companionship, what about adding to your income…? See video showcasing seniors who live together to some money and make friends.How to be a Smart PatientMonday, January 25th, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Help your doctor meet your needs instead of theirsAging often intensifies the number of doctors and frequency we see them. Most people hear only half of what our doctor says and forget at least another fourth. It is imperative, especially as health issues increase, we are proactive patients, take control of our medical treatment and know our options. Doctors need educating by us. This work shop will give you the necessary tools and information you need.Village members attend for no charge. There will be a fee of $5 for non-members.All programs will be held at the Pasadena Village, 236 W. Mountain Ave., Suite 104, Pasadena. RSVP for the programs by calling (626) 765-6037 or emailing [email protected] Pasadena Village is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization connecting older adults to programs, services and cultural activities that empower them to stay independent, active and engaged in the community. For more information about the Pasadena Village, contact Peggy Buchanan, at (626) 765-6037 or visit www.pasadenavillage.org. Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News 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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 *center_img Top of the News More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Informative Programs at the Pasadena Village Opened to the Public From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 1:40 pm Subscribe Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community Newslast_img read more

Tottenham beat Arsenal in North London Derby

first_img(BBC)- Toby Alderweireld’s late header gave Tottenham victory in a tightly-contested North London derby.There was an eerie atmosphere behind closed doors in the vast Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but this was still a fiercely-competitive derby in the traditions of this great rivalry as Spurs and Arsenal battle for a place in Europe next season.Arsenal took the lead after 16 minutes when Alexandre Lacazette’s rising drive flashed past Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris but Jose Mourinho’s side were level within three minutes when Son Heung-min took advantage of slack defending by Sead Kolasinac and David Luiz to score with a deft chip.Both sides had chances to force victory with Ben Davies denied when his 30-yard drive was brilliantly turned on to the bar by Arsenal keeper Emiliano Martinez in the first half while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also struck the frame of the goal after the break.Arsenal had the greater share of possession but it was Spurs who struck decisively nine minutes from time when Alderweireld glanced in Son’s corner, securing a win that leaves them in eighth place, two points ahead of the Gunners.Spurs show grit to secure vital winMourinho was feeling the pressure to produce a big result after recent poor performances – and this will do the trick nicely with victory against Spurs’ greatest rivals.Spurs may not have had the greater share of possession and territory but they always carried a threat against an Arsenal side that was energetic and positive but looked vulnerable at the back – although keeper Martinez was excellent.Mourinho’s side dug deep and struck just as the game looked to be heading for stalemate to get three points to keep Spurs right in the hunt for a place in Europe next season.The result will also lift spirits after the recent loss at Sheffield United and the poor display in the draw at struggling Bournemouth.For any faults this Spurs side have, and they are nowhere near the effervescent outfit that reached last season’s Champions League final, they still carry serious menace in the shape of Son, who scored one goal and created another, and Harry Kane.There is still much for Mourinho to do but a win over Arsenal has never done any harm to Tottenham’s morale.last_img read more

Social Media Outlets Split Over How to Handle President Trump’s Posts

first_imgDespite recently issuing an executive order threatening legal penalties for social media platforms, President Trump’s fight with Twitter continued last week, after the social media platform removed a campaign video tribute to George Floyd, citing copyright infringements.The incident came during a week when Twitter flagged several of the commander-in-chief’s tweets for allegedly violating its terms of use, a move that Trump and his campaign called “censorship.”The video that was removed by Twitter included a compilation of images of demonstrations, riots and photos of police and protesters over an audio track of the president calling for unity following the killing of George Floyd.Twitter explained its decision in a statement, saying, “Per our copyright policy, we respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives.”The video is still posted on Facebook and YouTube, marking a stark difference in how platforms are handling the president’s posts.Last Wednesday, Snap Inc. announced it would stop promoting Trump’s account in Snapchat’s “Discover” category, a function that allows users to explore new content. The company said it would “not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover.”Soon thereafter, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale accused Snapchat of “trying to rig the 2020 election” and “actively engaging in voter suppression” by refusing to promote his account. “If you’re a conservative, they do not want to hear from you, they do not want you to vote. They view you as a deplorable and they do not want you to exist on their platform,” Parscale of Snap’s leadership.Courtesy: Trump 2020 CampaignSnapchat’s decision followed the president’s social media messages messages last week referring to violent protesters as “thugs,” and threatening to unleash “vicious dogs” and “ominous weapons” on unruly demonstrations.Twitter placed a warning on one of those statements about “thugs,” saying the president’s tweet violated the company’s rules on “glorifying violence.” Republican lawmakers filed a resolution condemning Twitter’s alleged “partisan censorship.”Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey added the fact-check “does not make us an ‘arbiter of truth.’” He said the warning was meant to provide additional information to the public, and to let people “judge for themselves.”One again, the statements that were contested by Twitter and then deemed inflammatory by Snapchat went unchecked on Facebook. However, the platform did not completely remove the tweet, saying it “may be in the public’s interest” to make it accessible.In addition, Twitter put a fact-check label on another Trump tweet, in which he claimed the use of mail-in ballots would cause widespread fraud. Trump responded to the fact-check action, saying it was equivalent to  election interference.center_img Last year, Twitter announced that it would no longer host political ads.On the other hand, Facebook decided to keep them, and said it would not fact-check such content.Facebook employees quickly denounced that decision, accusing Zuckerberg of allowing the president to “weaponize” the platform.Last week, Zuckerberg’s reluctance to act on Trump’s comments about George Floyd protests led to hundreds of the company’s employees staging a virtual walkout.Zuckerberg later explained, “[W]e read it as a warning about state action, and we think people need to know if the government is planning to deploy force,” he wrote.Two weeks ago, President Trump signed an executive order threatening social media companies who he claimed engage in “online censorship.”The main part of the executive order threatens to remove internet companies’ legal liability under Section 230 of the Federal Communications Decency Act if they engage in “censorship” or deceive the public about being an “open forum for debate.”Both Twitter and Facebook have repeatedly argued that free speech is a key part of their platforms, while adding standards in an effort to minimize violent content, explicit content and harassment, sometimes at the government’s request.Under current law, companies like Facebook and Twitter cannot be sued for the content posted by its users.Trump’s executive order seeks to treat social media companies as “publishers” instead of as neutral internet platforms, thereby exposing them to liability for what users communicate.last_img read more

Inside Conditions…The Pirates of Penzance

first_imgStarling Marte (6) heads home to score on a double by Andrew McCutchen in the eighth inning of the baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The run tied the game as the Pirates went on to win 2-1 in 14 innings. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)by Aubrey BruceHello “dere” my faithful students, school is officially “in” you diggg. It’s now “Howdy Doody” time.According to dictionary.com the definition of the word penzance is; Pen•zance [pen-zans], (noun); A seaport in SW Cornwall, in the SW extremity of England: resort.Isn’t it ironic that Pittsburgh sits in the southwest corner of Pennsylvania and is one of the United States most valuable industrial shipping ports?Also Wikisource.com informs me that one of the theatre productions of the play ‘Pirates of Penzance’ was put on at Comique, London, 3 April 1880. It is also no coincidence that the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates are no joke!I see you scratching your “noggins” now you have to connect the dots.The Pirates joined the National League in its sixth season in 1887, six years after the NL was formed in 1881. The Pirates were competitive from the jump and won three National League titles from 1901 to 1903, playing in the very first World Series in 1903 and winning their first World Series in 1909 lead by future MLB hall-of-famer Honus Wagner.“Pour, oh, pour the pirate sherry; Fill, O fill the pirate glass; And, to make us more than merry, let the pirate bumper pass. For today our pirate ‘prentice rises from indenture freed; Strong his arm, and keen his scent is he’s a pirate now indeed!”Let’s weave this fabric together, yinz. Sometimes the students have to instruct the instructors.There is a communal spirit that is beginning to develop around the city and around PNC Park in regards to the chances and I mean very possible chances for the Pirates to make a serious run at a MLB title.“Pour, oh, pour the pirate sherry; Fill, O fill the pirate glass.” Everybody has to get in on the act. AUBREY BRUCE AND NAT JEFFRIES CIRCA 1979One of my fondest memories was from the year 1979, the year that the Bucs’ won their last MLB title. There is a world famous watering hole in Lawrenceville formerly named “Nat’s” now known as “Art’s.” The late Nathaniel “Nat” Jeffries and Arthur “Art” Jeffries are brothers. When Mr. Nat retired his brother Art assumed ownership.Anyway, in “79,” Nat’s daughter “Cookie” Jeffries would ask anyone entering the establishment; “Did the Pirates win?” When the patron would answer “yes,” Cookie would yell, “okay yaw’ll, the boys’ have kicked a– again, it is time for refills, pour the corn.”What a very ingenious way to sell more “juice” but she really did not have to go through that because double shots of well whiskey were only $1.25 at Nat’s anyway, so it did not take too much salesmanship from “princess Cookie” or anyone else in order to be convinced to refill their glasses with “hole-lee” water while the Pirates fight song for that year the ‘Sister Sledge tune; ‘We are Family’ was almost always (at least every 15 minutes or so) blaring from the jukebox.“And, to make us more than merry, Let the pirate bumper pass.”See guys and dolls, in 1979 the Pirates had a certain kind of swagger. Teams either got out of their way or were run over.It was nearing the end of the disco era. Society and sports teams played hard and partied harder. However this time of winning was more than just scores on a scoreboard because as the Pirates were winning the region was losing and was in the process of reinventing itself. There was not much to celebrate from an economic perspective in Pittsburgh in 1979 but the “79” Bucs’ were truly a comforter for all of the other things that were going wrong during that vital “make love and not war” era.The motto of the Pittsburgh Pirates squad of 1979 was not “turn the other cheek,” no it was just the opposite. Their attitude was; “break the other jaw.The only time that you would find the Pirates drinking mint juleps with the opposition during the era of “Pops” Stargell was after they had knocked out all of the teeth of the opposition and their opponents were unable to eat solid food.“For today our pirate ‘prentice rises from indenture freed.” the young Bucs’ of 2013 have been freed from the past. They have used the “blowtorch of youth” to cut loose the shackles of losing. When a blowtorch has to be utilized to cut shackles there is going to be some pain involved but the old saying has never been more true than now; “No pain, no gain.”“Strong his arm, and keen his scent he’s a pirate now indeed!”The strength of youth is beginning to show very well alongside the stability of experience that the 2013 Pirates have. Pittsburgh is beginning to smell blood in the water and they are now salivating at just the thought of biting into the “bloody steak” of winning. They resemble a bunch of Pit Bulls ready not for bear but for blood.See I am not one of the “fly by nighters.” Ya know, loving the Pirates now that they are showing some promise.This past spring I went to Bradenton, FL to see the Bucs’ compete in a few “grapefruit” league skirmishes. The previous time that I visited Bradenton to see Pittsburgh in action was in 2009. I could smell the “jelly” then and I can still smell it now.In light of my previous health issues I have been hoping that I would be blessed with the opportunity to cover one more MLB World Series or even one NLCS series featuring the Pittsburgh Pirates.“No Englishman unmoved that statement hears, because, with all our faults, we love our House of Peers. I pray you, pardon me, ex-Pirate King! Peers will be peers, and youth will have its fling.” The time for talking and teaching is over. “Yinz” guys and gals have been really good today………..Class dismissed.Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412.583.6741last_img read more