Possible Hit and Run Crash

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News 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a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * The California Highway Patrol was at the scene today of a reported hit and run traffic crash at North Sierra Madre and East Colorado boulevards.The CHP was called out to the location at 5:49 a.m.It was not immediately know if there were any injuries or transports to any area hospitals. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe More Cool Stuff latest #1 Possible Hit and Run Crash Published on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 | 6:56 pm Make a comment Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business Newslast_img read more

Parramatta Park among leading Cairns suburbs for growth in online clicks per property

first_imgVet nurse Raelene Massey along with daughter Andie Scott-Massey, are thrilled to have bought a beautiful Queenslander at 35 Upward St, Parramatta Park. PICTURE: JUSTIN BRIERTYRAELENE Massey has signed the dotted line and is now ready to start her next chapter in one of Cairns’ most sought-after suburbs.The vet nurse recently bought a historic Queenslander on Upward St, Parramatta Park, after living at Kewarra Beach for the past year.The allure of being close to schools, shops and watching the world go by from a sweeping veranda was hard to ignore for Massey, who moved to the Far North from the Sunshine Coast to be near her family.“The main reason I looked at Parramatta Park was because it’s close to St Monica’s, where my daughter goes to school, and we wanted to be able to enjoy the Esplanade and the inner-city lifestyle,” she said.Data released by realestate.com.au shows that Parramatta Park had the highest growth in the number of online visits per house out of all Cairns suburbs during the six months to March 31.The Queenslander-replete inner-city suburb recorded an average of 445 visits per property, a 45 per cent increase from the period between October 2015 and March last year.“I was particularly keen on Parramatta Park, but did have to look at other areas because it was so competitive,” she said.“But I really wanted a stunning Queenslander, which I’ve now found. My daughter and I are going to become very settled here.”Holloways Beach, with an average of 524 visits per house, was second on the list having recorded a growth of 38 per cent.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoWhen it came to units, Holloways Beach topped the charts with a 75 per cent increase in online visits per property.In terms of total number of online visits per house, Kamerunga and Edge Hill led the way, averaging 856 and 638 respectively.The Cairns region averaged 349 online visits per house during the six-month period, an increase of four per cent.Elite Real Estate’s Ken Higgins, who specialises in inner-city properties, said he was not surprised in the amount of interest shown for Parramatta Park homes.“There is plenty of activity around the area, and we have been getting some great number at open homes,” he said.“The nearby schools and shops are really attractive for people.”Higgins said another top-shelf Parramatta Park Queenslander, at 17 Denbeigh St, was quickly snapped up after it attracted more than 50 parties through its first open home.last_img read more

16 Jcan netball teams to Florida Classics

first_imgSenior ‘A’ Business House netball winners and defending champion, Scotiabank ‘A’ along with Senior ‘B’ winners Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will be among sixteen Jamaican teams participating in this year’s Florida Netball Classic International Tournament, to be held tomorrow and Sunday at Coral Spring Gymnasium in Fort Lauderdale.Intermediate ‘A’ league winners National Commercial Bank (NBC) will also be making the trip this year. The two-day event has hosted up to 50 teams from countries such as Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand, England, Canada, Antigua, The Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago and Cayman Islands.Rollington Town All Stars, Caricom Netball Team Of Florida, JUTC and Appliance Traders Limited are expected to give defending champion Scotiabank a strong challenge this year.Rollington Town are the beaten 2014 finalist, consisting the Ffrench sisters – Nadine, Sade and Jodi-Ann Ffrench, who are all former Sunshine Girls plus Camille Henry. The Caricom team include ex-national players, Karla Williams Borrego and Measha Brown.Flow ( formerly Lime), the 2014 consolation winners, and ICD, the Mixed winners, will return to defend their respective titles. The star studded Scotiabank ‘A’ team will have former Sunshine girls, captain Naudia Brown, Marsha Murphy-Dawkins, Sateva Taylor-Barnes, Kameika Sherwood, Patricia McCalla and former captain Malysha Kelly in their line-up.last_img read more

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRADUATES OFFERED PLACES AT EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

first_imgA NEW partnership between the Irish Research Council and the European Space Agency (ESA) will give Irish science and engineering graduates a chance to make their mark in the field of space exploration.Details of the partnership were announced by Dr. Eucharia Meehan, Director of the Irish Research Council, and Jan Woerner, Director General of the ESA.Over the next five years, the ESA will host up to 10 Irish trainees in its centres across Europe, providing opportunities to work on projects covering topics such as human spaceflight, the launch and operation of unmanned exploration missions to other planets and the Moon, Earth observation, science and telecommunication, and designing launch vehicles. Holders of postgraduate qualifications in science and engineering will be able to apply for a place on the prestigious training programme through a competitive process run annually by the Irish Research Council.Successful applicants will receive a stipend from the Council to cover living and accommodation costs for the duration of the traineeship.All trainees will be assigned an ESA tutor to support, supervise and guide them throughout their traineeship.Announcing details of the partnership Dr. Eucharia Meehan, Director of the Irish Research Council, said: “This is a hugely exciting opportunity for science and engineering graduates. “The European Space Agency has responsibility for drawing up and implementing the European space programme. Its work is focused on finding out more about Earth, its immediate space environment, our solar system and the universe. It also develops satellite-based technologies and services, promotes European industries, and works closely with space organisations outside Europe.“Space exploration is one of the most thrilling and attractive sectors for science and engineering graduates. We are delighted to be embarking on this partnership, which will allow Irish graduates in these sectors to get involved in cutting-edge space research projects on the international stage.”Jan Woerner, Director General of the European Space Agency, remarked: “I am delighted to sign this traineeship agreement between the European Space Agency and the Irish Research Council.“Ireland is a committed and active participant in ESA activities, achieving economic benefits, innovation and growth through its membership. The agreement being signed today represents a further step in this strong relationship.“This agreement will provide opportunities for young men and women from the Irish R&D community to come to ESA sites around Europe and collaborate on exciting space projects and innovative technology developments with our experienced, top-class staff. We look forward to welcoming Irish trainees over the coming years.” Further information on the work of the Irish Research Council and the ESA is available at www.research.ie and http://www.esa.int/ESA.SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRADUATES OFFERED PLACES AT EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY was last modified: June 22nd, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:European Space Agencygraduatestraineeslast_img read more

Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins reflects on his journey in Showtime film

first_img“I had haters before. I just got more now. Do I care? No.”That’s DeMarcus Cousins reflecting on the backlash that greeted his stunning decision last summer to sign a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors — a move that stunned the NBA and its rabid followers.It’s just one of many spicy moments in “The Resurgence: DeMarcus Cousins,” a new Showtime documentary that chronicles the big man’s grueling comeback from a ruptured Achilles tendon and his path through free agency.The film …last_img read more

SA firms on Forbes Global 2000

first_img18 April 2006Nineteen South African companies have made it onto this year’s prestigious Forbes Global 2000, which ranks the size of firms listed on the world’s stock exchanges according to their market value, turnover, profit and assets.Companies in the financial services sector top the list, with the Standard Bank and First Rand banking groups ranked, respectively, as the world’s 285th and 361st largest public companies.Next comes synthetic fuels giant Sasol, at 390th place, followed by insurance company Sanlam (454th) and telecommunications parastatal Telkom (589th).Many companies founded and grown in South Africa but now based elsewhere in the world made it even higher on the list. Old Mutual, which moved its head office to London in 1999, came in 185th place. The Anglo American mining group was ranked 116th, and beer company SAB Miller 370th.Mining conglomerate BHP Billiton, which has significant interests in South Africa but is classified as UK/Australian, was ranked 101st.A balanced assessmentThe Forbes list is considered one of the most balanced assessments of the size of listed companies, as it uses four different factors: market value, turnover, profit and assets. This is in contrast to rankings that concentrate on single measures, such as market capitalisation, resulting in misleadingly skewed results.With 19 companies on the list, South Africa is far ahead of the rest of Africa in terms of global business. Egypt scored only three firms, and Liberia and Morocco one each.The country is also ahead of, among others, Mexico (with 17 global companies), Austria (10), Denmark (11), Finland (15), Greece (12), Ireland (8), Norway (9), Russia (14), Saudi Arabia (5) and Singapore (14). Brazil is in the same spot as SA, with 19 global companies, while mainland China has 28 and India 33.The US predictably tops the Forbes Global 2000, with 693 companies. Next is Japan with 320 companies, followed by the UK with 130.US financial services firm Citigroup clinched the number-one spot on the list, followed by General Electric, Bank of America, American International Group and HSBC Group.The full list of South African companies on the Forbes Global 2000 is as follows: 285 – Standard Bank Group (banking)361 – FirstRand (banking)390 – Sasol (oil and gas operations)454 – Sanlam (insurance)589 – Telkom (telecommunications services)815 – MTN Group (telecommunications services)976 – Remgro (conglomerates)1 114 – Bidvest Group (conglomerates)1 123 – Investec (diversified financials)1 145 – Impala Platinum Holdings (materials)1 155 – Imperial Holdings (transportation)1 280 – Barloworld (conglomerates)1 508 – Naspers (media)1 524 – Metropolitan Holdings (diversified financials)1 812 – Gold Fields (materials)1 841 – Sappi (materials)1 892 – Steinhoff International Holdings (consumer durables)1 894 – Alexander Forbes (diversified financials)1 989 – Tiger Brands (food, drink)Forbes Global 2000 companies with strong links to South Africa include: 101 – BHP Billiton (mining)116 – Anglo American (mining)185 – Old Mutual (financial services)370 – SAB Miller (food, drink)SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Healthcare from your mobile

first_imgThe MTN CareConnect line will initiallyoffer callers an advisory service staffedby qualified nurses.(Image: Rbairdpccam/Flickr) MEDIA CONTACTS • Bridget BhenguMTN senior manager, Communications+27 83 212 1964 RELATED ARTICLES • African TB nurses lauded • Better pay for SA’s TB medics • Goodness in the most unlikely places • Mobile doctor always on call • SA makes strides in medical researchNosimilo RamelaMobile provider MTN has teamed up with financial services group Sanlam to launch MTN CareConnect, a service that will allow all South Africans to receive basic healthcare assistance from qualified nurses via their mobile phones.Each call will cost R5 (US$0.74) per minute. The service will offer users a enquiry line for everyday health issues, where they can receive guidance on how to deal with ailments such as fevers, stomach aches and possible poisoning, as well as general children’s health tips for parents, to name a few.Nursing professionals will be on call 24 hours a daily, to give callers immediate assistance in any of the country’s 11 official languages on poison information, stress management, and medicine and drug databases.Nurses will also supply general health information and advice on worrying symptoms.Based on the information received, the nurse might give relevant advice, suggest that the caller visit their nearest medical facility, or forward the call to an emergency service and help the ambulance to get to the patient.Sanlam Health CEO Grant Newton said that by making its comprehensive health care knowledge and expertise available to the public, the company will help to ensure that citizens are informed about vital health matters – but without having to pay doctor’s fees.He added that, while callers will primarily be tapping into the knowledge and experience of qualified healthcare personnel, the service will also empower them to deal with basic health issues without having to leave their homes.“This is a really great service,” said Zinhle Thabethe from Bryanston in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs. “I have a baby and will be glad not to drive to a hospital in the middle of the night every time my baby is unwell, because I can call the CareConnect line and get advice on what to do.”Supporting the public healthcare systemSerame Taukobong, chief marketing officer for MTN SA. said the service would in no way aim to replace any healthcare service.“We will merely provide alternatives to consumers unsure of the severity of their health query, and hopefully alleviate the unnecessary stress of smaller complaints on an already overloaded healthcare system,” he said.Patricia Yekelo, a nurse from Pretoria, welcomed the initiative. “The truth is our public healthcare facilities are overburdened and sometimes people come in for really small things that may not have needed the person to come into the hospital or clinic.”She said the CareConnect facility will ease the burden on the public healthcare system, and save patients the trouble of sitting in long queues or spending money, which they can ill afford, for a private doctor’s consultation, especially for a small complaint.The advisory line is currently in the pilot phase, and will roll out around the country in stages. CareConnect will start operating in the Daveyton and Etwatwa townships, east of Johannesburg. The service will then spread to the rest of the country towards the end of the year.Initially callers will have access to the nurses’ service, followed soon after by a maternity as well as a high blood pressure programme, and an electronic screening facility.In future, said MTN, CareConnect may also offer advice to patients on diseases such as HIV/Aids, tuberculosis, diabetes and malaria.rbairdpccam/Flickrlast_img read more

7 Ways to Help Young Military-Connected Children during Stressful Times

first_imgSome of the most common experiences in the lives of military families – long separations, reunions, frequent moves – are also some of the most disorienting and upsetting kinds of experiences for young children. It’s not surprising, then, that they often show troubling changes in behavior during big upsets like these. But there are several ways that child care providers can help ease children’s feelings of stress and provide support and comfort as they cope.Learn about stress and young children. When you are aware of young children’s vulnerability points and understand how stress affects their brains and bodies, you will be more sensitive and effective in meeting their needs.Anticipate stressful events. Work hard to develop an open, trusting relationship with military parents so that they are more likely to let you know when a potentially stressful situation will be, or already is, occurring. Then you can anticipate their child’s needs and provide extra support.Notice changes in children’s behavior during vulnerability points. It can be helpful to keep notes about these changes in behavior. You may only use them for your own reference as you intentionally plan ways to support a child, but it may also be helpful to share observations with parents who are concerned with how their child is coping with a difficult situation. Be aware of your tone when sharing observations with parents. Rather than communicating with alarm or judgment, frame your observations in reassurance and hope. Remember that parents are trying to cope with the stressful situation, too. What they need most is an ally, someone they can depend on to help them provide for their child’s well-being. Here is another resource that can help you navigate these sensitive conversations.Maintain familiarity and predictability in the child care setting. When big changes in the family create confusion and uncertainty for a young child, spending time in a place that is familiar and predictable is incredibly comforting for the child. The child care environment can be a safe place to relax, to feel relief from the body’s and brain’s stress responses, to “regroup” emotionally, and to refuel confidence and good humor. Be attuned to any changes in your child care environment or schedule, minimize them as much as possible for the vulnerable child, and provide extra support when changes are unavoidable.Incorporate simple activities into the daily schedule to help reduce the body’s physical responses to stress. These changes in a child’s body are the most harmful to their developing brains and general health if they remain unchecked for extended periods of time. This article describes six stress-relieving activities that you can easily integrate into a child’s day.Give the child plenty of opportunities to make choices, be in control, and feel competent. Child care settings are full of small choice-making opportunities – make the most of them, especially when a child is vulnerable to stress. Each time you give the child the chance to be in control by making a choice, even when it’s something small, it helps to balance the circumstances over which they don’t have control.Communicate affection, comfort, and most of all hope to vulnerable children. You can’t change the circumstances that are causing stress for the child or family. But you can help children cope and develop a resilient attitude by saying, through words and actions, “This is so hard, I know. But I’m here to help you get through this. You are safe and accepted here, no matter what.”Coping with the challenges of military family life can be difficult for young children as well as their parents, perhaps more so because they lack their parents’ experience and resources. But they do have YOU, and you can provide the structure, comfort, understanding, and patience that will help them successfully navigate times of stress and develop resilience to cope with changes in the future that are part of growing up in a military family.Explore other articles, recorded webinars, and other resources related to young military-connected children, stress, and providing supportive care.___________________________________________________________This blog post was written by Kathy Reschke, Child Care Leader at Military Families Learning Network.last_img read more

Health is a Family Affair: Connecting the Dots between Health and Family

first_imgKaren Shirer is a member of the Military Families Learning Network Family Transitions Team and the Associate Dean with the University of Minnesota, Extension Center for Family Development. Karen is also the parent of two adult daughters, a grandmother, a spouse, and a cancer survivor. By Dr. Karen Shirer, Ph.D.Our health and family well-being are closely linked to each other.  When a family member suffers from ill-health due to chronic disease, the health and wellness of both the individual and his/her family are impacted.Chronic illnesses like diabetes, cancer and heart disease cause not only physical difficulties but also stress among individuals and families. Yet, family support and positive communication provide important protection against developing chronic disease and dealing with it when diagnosed with one.  Dr. Tai Mendenhall at the University of Minnesota in the webinar (title) gave two powerful examples of the relationship between physical health and relational health in families.  In couples, relationship quality affects partners’ immune function and endocrine stress hormones, and as a result, the development and course of chronic illnesses. That means, couples in high conflict relationships have higher stress and, therefore, can be at higher risk for illness.  In addition, physical health of partners affects their relationship quality.  Illness can “get in the way” of the couple and cause caregiver stress and burden.Chronic pain in a family member can lead to poor relationships and the onset of depression and anxiety in both partners.  When couples learned to communicate in a more responsive and facilitative manner and showed support to each other, pain intensity and depression decreased, and couples were more satisfied with their relationship.We spend the majority of our time with our families and as a result, they impact our health.  How we communicate and interact with each other can play a significant role in the health and resiliency of our families. Dr. Mendenhall described these important communication skills to promote health:Listen carefully instead of thinking about your response while the other person is talkingReflect back what you heard the other person say rather than minimize or say things like “yes, but …”Focus on behavior that can be changed instead of the other person’s characterBe honest and avoid “niceties” like telling the other person everything is fine or that it is nothingTake time-outs to defuse strong emotions or respond while tiredDr. Mendenhall reminds us that the family’s main functions focus on protecting the safety of its members and teaching them health behaviors. As family service and health care providers, we need to consider the whole family when providing services and care, and look for ways to strengthen their ability to fulfill these basic functions.  When a family faces a health crisis of one of its members, a team of providers representing both physical and behavioral practices need to work together.  This team’s role involves understanding the patient’s and their family’s world listen with empathy; seeing the world through the eyes of the patient and their family; and valuing their lived experience and wisdom.  The patient and his/her family need to be critical members of this multi-disciplinary care team.Take time to view Part 1 to learn more about the connection between chronic illness and stress, and how it impacts individual and family health.  You will find additional information and strategies for strengthening families’ well-being and for collaborating with other service provides when working with families struggling with chronic illness.  It is a great investment of your time!last_img read more