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The UK will pay for US net neutrality rules

first_img whatsapp Wednesday 22 December 2010 7:14 pm Share KCS-content The UK will pay for US net neutrality rules Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over whatsapp THE US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on Tuesday that it would enforce the controversial principle of net neutrality in the US. The issue of whether or not it has the legal mandate for this statement will no doubt bring on a multitude of lawsuits, as Republican federal communications commissioner Robert McDowell said over the weekend. But what, if anything, does this mean for the UK and the EU in general?Net neutrality is a confused term that means all internet traffic should be treated equally by internet service providers (ISP). That sounds like a good idea, but in practice ISPs use traffic management every day to ensure timely delivery of email to one customer and video streaming to another. Without traffic management, the internet as we know it today would suffer from greater congestion and issues with content delivery. Net neutrality attempts to regulate the internet, but by imposing limits on the way ISPs do business it risks making it harder to use.Both the EU and UK support a light touch approach to internet regulation. They believe transparency in both business offerings and practices will leave room for innovation and investment in next generation internet technology. That stance isn’t expected to change immediately, but the FCC’s announcement will inevitably influence decisions and discussions as the 2009 Telecom Directive is implemented next year for all EU member states.Meanwhile, US ISPs changing how they do business will impact the UK in a variety of ways. First, content creators like the BBC and ITV (which use many small production companies from London) won’t be able to strike deals with ISPs in the US because the FCC has banned ISPs from doing so to differentiate their content offerings. There is also now no guarantee that the BBC’s international iPlayer, due to launch next year, will not face programmes delivered with delays or severe buffering because all content will have to be treated the same.Major ISPs with an international presence in the UK and the EU will now have to invest in managing the FCC rules in the US. This will mean slower innovation, fewer jobs created and less investment in their international business, as ISPs review their internal processes and put more time and effort into achieving “neutrality”.Though this might sound grim, the good news is that the FCC hasn’t applied such strict measures to wireless broadband. So in the US we will see more investment in wireless broadband, the fruits of which will benefit their businesses in the UK and the EU as well.Dominique Lazanski is technology policy analyst for the Taxpayers’ Alliance Tags: NULLlast_img read more

September 4, 2021 0

How to throw a seamless summer gathering

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Summer Parties That SizzleYou’ll likely host a party or two this summer, and you want it to be an event guests remember. From dinner parties and backyard barbecues to an easy Sunday morning get-together, the most important thing at the end of the day is that you, along with your guests, have a really great time. Why entertain otherwise?“Creating a seamless summer party is all about preparation,” says Nate Berkus, noted interior designer and artistic advisor to LG Studio. “I always tell people the most important thing is that everyone, including the host, is enjoying themselves. Make sure you brew coffee ahead of time, set out a pitcher of lemonade and decorate with a bouquet of fresh flowers. Don’t over-complicate anything from food to decor, and everything else will fall into place.”1. Be preparedYou don’t want to be sweating the small details once the party gets started. Have your food and beverage options ready to go before guests even step in the door. Bake pastries ahead of time, brew coffee and order in from your favorite restaurant, and set it all up on the kitchen counter or island. Put silverware and glassware out, buffet-style; it’s so much easier than trying to coordinate a sit-down dinner. Plus, your guests can help themselves so you get to mingle and enjoy yourself as well.You’ll immediately elevate a summer beverage like lemonade by adding lavender or berries, and serving it in a chic glass pitcher. “I love to create a signature cocktail at any party I host – it just feels special,” Berkus says. “Set up a bar cart in the corner with other drink options, linen napkins and gold stirrers and let guests refill as they need.”2. Simplify the menuThe secret to any great party is choosing menu items that you can prepare ahead and that will totally wow your guests.“I don’t cook but luckily I have great friends – and a husband – who do,” Berkus says. “My good friend Athena Calderone of Eyeswoon makes this amazing Spinach and Goat Cheese Frittata that’s perfect to serve any size group – from two to 10. It’s truly the perfect entree for a Sunday brunch. I’m sharing the recipe because you’re going to want to try it.”When you’re in the kitchen, make sure you’ve got the right tools and equipment – dependable appliances are a must.“The new line of appliances from LG Studio that I helped design combines the highest quality in design with the best of the best in terms of functionality,” Berkus says.  “It features a timeless, pro-style design that you’ll love today and 10 years from now, along with flexible performance.”For example, the new double wall oven from LG Studio can help you cook like a pro in your own home with features like an exclusive four-mode ”true convection” technology for even heat distribution and even cooking on every rack, along with a gliding rack system that extends over the open oven door for easy and safe access to food.3. Style seamlesslyPick a color scheme and stick to it, then mix in neutral and wovens with things like napkin rings and small vases to create interesting texture that won’t overpower your guests. Floral arrangements or touches of greenery are a great nod to summer and will dress up any table.“I love blushes and naturals for summer parties; it feels really fresh and inviting,” Berkus says. “As far as greenery goes, I’m loving potted succulents and air plants. They create unexpected moments, and are a talking point. Green branches in vases are another great way to add height and color.”4. Repurpose the things you loveYou want your party decor to be on-point, but every party has a budget.“I always tell people to use what they already have,” Berkus says. “Pull things from around your house, like vases, trays, ceramics bowls, etc. They’ll look great whether repurposed for the buffet table, or incorporated into the tablescape.”If it’s an outdoor party, think about using your favorite lamps, throw pillows or even a rug outside to elevate the decor and really set the scene for your gathering.These few simple steps are the key to creating a beautiful, seamless summer gathering that your guests will talk about for months to come.   And the most important thing to remember is to enjoy the moment. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSSummer Gatherings Previous articleArrest made in South Apopka Drive-By ShootingNext articleLANGD Board Meeting attracts record crowd Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

June 19, 2021 0

Shortlist for Charity Awards 2004 announced

first_imgShortlist for Charity Awards 2004 announced The shortlist of charities for this year’s Charity Awards includes well-known names as well as innovators.The fifth annual Charity Awards will be presented on 17 June 2004 in London to honour the work and achievements of UK charities and the people behind them.Charities shortlisted for the 10 awards include the 24 Hour Museum, Britain’s first and only national, virtual museum; Terrence Higgins Trust for its project in Coventry providing sexual health services for sex workers; Nightstop UK for its work providing emergency accommodation for young homeless people; Carr-Gomm for its holistic package of support, training and learning opportunities for vulnerable people in Manchester; and RNID for a campaign that achieved the first public sector reform of the NHS by any voluntary sector organisation. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 31 May 2004 | News  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The Charity Awards are organised by Charity Finance magazine, the business publication for the voluntary sector.The judges panel includes Sir Nicholas Young, Chief Executive of the British Red Cross; Ian Allsop, editor of Charity Finance magazine; and Judith Hill, head of community and charity at law firm Farrer and Co.As well as awards to charities, the judges will also make a special presentation to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to excellence in charity management. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Awards Giving/Philanthropy Management Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

June 16, 2021 0

Puerto Rico: La crisis se profundiza

first_imgLa crisis de la nación puertorriqueña sigue en espiral hacia abajo; poco falta para que toque fondo. La noticia principal de cada día no hace sino aumentar la indignación del pueblo. Cada día se comprueba sin lugar a dudas, su carácter de colonia. Cada evento le añade un clavo más al ataúd de la farsa del “pacto entre Puerto Rico y Estados Unidos” que fue el “Estado Libre Asociado” de 1952 aparentando una autonomía del archipiélago.En la segunda semana del mes de agosto se acabó de exponer claramente al pueblo que quien gobierna en Puerto Rico directamente es el Congreso de los Estados Unidos, a través de su impuesta Junta (Dictatorial) de Control Fiscal. Quienes votaron en las pasadas elecciones boricuas pensando en que elegirían a sus dirigentes, se ha probado que fue un vano ejercicio de fantasía. La reducida participación en las últimas elecciones ya indicaba la creciente falta de confianza en su gobierno.JCF por encima del gobierno de PRLa Jueza Laura Taylor Swain, del Tribunal de Distrito de EUA por el distrito sur de Nueva York, es la encargada de presidir sobre los casos de bancarrota del gobierno de ­Puerto Rico. Al ser PR un territorio de EUA y no un municipio, los casos de bancarrota no pueden ser vistos por jueces de bancarrota, sino por los de distrito.Esta última decisión contestando dos demandas del gobierno boricua, una de la Legislatura y otra del propio gobernante Ricardo Roselló, se refería al poder de la JCF sobre el gobierno insular bajo la Constitución de PR. Hay que recordar que esta constitución fue habilitada por la Ley 600 de 1952 aprobada por el Congreso EUA.Con una oración, la jueza echa por el borde las aspiraciones de autonomía local: “El poder otorgado a la JSF por la sección 205 (b)(1)(K) de Promesa permite a la JSF hacer elecciones de política vinculantes para el gobierno central, a pesar del rechazo del gobernador a las recomendaciones bajo la sección 205”. (, 8 de agosto) La Sección 205 de la Ley Promesa se refiere a recomendaciones de política pública y es básicamente la puesta en marcha de los intereses del Congreso estadounidense: tener el control de las nóminas, de reducir gastos (pensiones, beneficios, etc.,) y privatizar agencias gubernamentales que son potencialmente barriles de ganancias.Y aunque la jueza establece que la JCF no puede aprobar leyes, también dice que tiene “herramientas presupuestarias” y de “negociación”. (ídem) Y como se dice comúnmente, “quien paga escoge la canción”, la JCF al imponer un plan fiscal que responda a sus intereses va por encima de cualquier ley de PR. Por ejemplo, ¿Qué más da si el gobierno quiere preservar el Bono de Navidad para las/os trabajadores públicos y privados (que es obligación bajo la Ley de PR), si el Plan Fiscal de la JCF no incluye ninguna fuente de pago para éste?Hay que puntualizar aquí que la labor de la Junta tiene realmente dos propósitos centrales: cuadrar el presupuesto y regresar a PR al mercado crediticio. Desde luego, central a esto es pagarle a los bonistas lo más que se pueda a expensas del pueblo.Así que como resultado de esta decisión, la imposición del plan Fiscal de la Junta agravará en creces la situación del pueblo. Aparte de la reducción del bono navideño que es el estímulo anual que ayuda a las familias y a los pequeños negocios balancear su presupuesto y quedar a flote durante el resto del año, se incrementarán los despidos; se reducirán las plazas de empleo; se recortarán los planes de retiro sumiendo a la población adulta mayor a la indigencia; se recortarán y empeorarán los servicios gubernamentales tanto a nivel central como en los municipios que verán mermar aún más su presupuesto.Implicación a educación y magisterioEn PR, las clases comienzan a principios de agosto. ¿Cuál será la repercusión de la dictadura del Congreso a través de sus siete miembros en el sistema educativo puertorriqueño?Nunca antes había empezado un curso escolar con un proceso tan torpe, con tanta incertidumbre para maestras/os, estudiantes y sus familias, y tan desorganizado e incongruente. Sobre todo, para estudiantes de escuela elemental, y para estudiantes de educación especial.Hay que destacar que el gobierno de “Ricky” Roselló, aunque sometió una demanda en contra de la Junta, está al compás políticamente de ésta. Y el Congreso lo ha utilizado como “tonto fácil” para lograr sus propósitos. Su administración, que quiere “imponer” la estadidad en PR (como si eso fuera posible), intenta convertir a PR en una copia de un estado de EUA. Ha seguido dócilmente las sugerencias de intereses estadounidenses en la contratación millonaria de administradores, empresas, consultores, etc. Su política ha sido la de imitar incluso lo que ha fallado en muchos estados, como las escuelas “chárter”, llamadas “alianza” en PR.El caso más aberrante ha sido la contratación de la norteamericana Julia Keleher, oriunda de Filadelfia, para Secretaria de Educación. Keleher está en sintonía con la terrible política de Betsy DeVos, quien recientemente visitó la isla para reforzar los planes de privatización de la educación.Como si fuera una premonición, las palabras de Roselló a la pregunta de una reportera de la revista Penn Gazette, de la Universidad de Pensilvania donde la Keleher estudió, de por qué la contrataron, fue: “Sin rodeos, pedimos que ella rompiera el sistema y lo reconstruyera otra vez”. ( 23 de abril)Y esto precisamente es lo que está haciendo. De una forma maquiavélica, la Keleher cierra y consolida escuelas a base de números y figuras. Sin visitar las escuelas, sin saber las condiciones ni del edificio ni de las comunidades adyacentes. Ha cerrado escuelas modelo, con integridad física, con salones específicos para acomodar las diferentes tareas que requieren las/os estudiantes de educación especial, que en PR sobrepasan el 40 por ciento del estudiantado.Con la excusa de que se han ido miles de niñas/os después de María, ha cerrado cerca de 300 escuelas localizadas en los barrios más pobres, más alejados, de las montañas y regiones rurales, concentrando el estudiantado en zonas urbanas con difícil acceso por la congestión vehicular. Sin dar ninguna razón a maestras/os y familiares que preguntan. Muchas veces contestando solamente “Porque sí”, demostrando que no ha habido ningún proceso de planificación, fuera de la numérica.Apenas a dos o tres días antes del comienzo de clases el lunes 13 de agosto, se dio a conocer que dado el hacinamiento en las escuelas donde había consolidado el estudiantado al azar, el Departamento de Educación había comprado 14 vagones para usarlos de salones de clase, por valor de $1,6 millones. Vagones que están montados en bloques de cemento, inseguros, sin electricidad ni servicios sanitarios.Además, están dividiendo salones existentes en las escuelas consolidadas para acomodar dos clases a la vez, reduciendo peligrosamente a una sola puerta tanto la entrada como la salida. Esto pasa, mientras escuelas en excelentes condiciones permanecen con candado.Escuelas en buen estado se han vendido. Un ejemplo vergonzoso fue la Escuela Julia de Burgos en Carolina, que se “vendió” por la cantidad de un dólar a la Iglesia Fuente de Agua Viva. Ahora es una escuela bilingüe cristiana y privada llamada ‘Fountain Christian Bilingual School’. En el proceso, destruyeron un mural del pintor José Antonio Torres Martinó del 1966. Este proceso de privatización va contra la misma constitución de PR que asegura una educación laica y pública.El desbarajuste en el Departamento de Educación es total, e incluye la imposición de la matrícula por internet. Muchas/os niños están bajo el cuidado de sus abuelas/os quienes no manejan bien el internet, aparte de que aún sitios alejados de los centros de la ciudad carecen de señal de internet consistente. Por esto, se tuvo que aceptar a última hora que se puedan matricular en la misma escuela.Eso en lo que toca a las/os estudiantes. El magisterio por su parte ha recibido una verdadera bofetada de la secretaria Keleher. Cambiándoles de asignaturas al azar, invalidando su experiencia y estudios. Cambiándoles de grado, enviándoles a lugares lejanos. Por ejemplo, a una maestra de 60 años de edad en Patillas, en el sur de PR, le asignaron dar clase en la isla municipio de Vieques, lo que le tomaría cuatro horas de ida y cuatro de regreso incluyendo el viaje en lancha.¡Todo esto para crear un Puerto Rico abierto a las inversiones extranjeras! Como manda la Junta y el Congreso EUA. Un PR que como dijo Roselló al promocionar PR frente a empresarios, “es un canvas en blanco”. Un PR sin seguro para su clase trabajadora, con sirvientes criollas/os y sin regulaciones que impidan el flujo de mega ganancias.Pero el magisterio sigue en pie de lucha, convocando a un paro el día 15 agosto, dos días después del inicio de clases.En Filadelfia, boricuas residentes en esa ciudad han comenzado una campaña de “adornar” los alrededores de la Universidad de Pensilvania de pasquines “Se Busca” alusivos a Julia Keleher y David Skeel, este último profesor de derecho de esa universidad y miembro de la Junta.Y el 27 de octubre, el Tribunal sobre los crímenes de EUA en PR, oirá testimonios en Nueva Yorque sobre los ataques a la educación como parte de los crímenes coloniales cometidos contra el pueblo boricua. Para más información sobre el Tribunal, visita la página thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

June 15, 2021 0

Time for Cattle and Hog Producers to Batten Down the Hatches

first_img SHARE Time for Cattle and Hog Producers to Batten Down the Hatches Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Apr 27, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News Time for Cattle and Hog Producers to Batten Down the Hatches Long-climb-out-for-livestock-industryThe chairman of the board of Tyson Foods, John Tyson says the food supply chain is breaking. The statement comes amid the closing of processing facilities, creating an even larger roadblock for animals that would be heading to market in a normal world. But now the livestock industries are talking about depopulating. There are plenty of animals but fewer places for them to be processed.Indiana analyst Bob Utterback says the cattle and hog industries are in a precarious situation with the demand dilemma, and there is no magic bullet response when facilities are closing for workforce COVID-19 testing.“I think in the next six months we’re going to go through a period of time when there’s more downside risk,” he said. “And eventually it will drive producers out of production in the hog and cattle sector and set the stage, probably by the summer of 2022, for one of the biggest bull markets in the history of commodities in corn, soybeans and wheat if we can dovetail it with weather. Long term I become very optimistic because we’re going to do such damage between now and the fall of 2021, but unfortunately it’s not a recovery next month, or two months, or even six months from now.”Bob UtterbackHe feels there is a 6-8-month time period that will be very damaging for the meat industry. His suggestion is to get rid of inventory as fast as possible. Utterback says the economy will likely be slow to recover, and that recovery will only materialize with improved confidence that going out and living life is safe.“Until we get a vaccination that everybody can essentially go out and not be worried about getting sick, I think everything is going to be pretty much on pause and demand growth will be very, very limited,” Utterback told HAT. “The recourse for most producers is batten down the hatches, reduce your supply as much as you can. This is a time I would be cutting back on gilt farrowings and reduce my physical numbers because every hog you’re going to be selling at a loss, or every calf you’re going to be selling at a loss.”Both Indiana Packers Corporation in Delphi and Tyson Foods in Logansport have announced temporary shutdowns of their facilities.Utterback is with Utterback Marketing Services. Previous articleLighthizer: USMCA Will Be Effective JulyNext articlePlanting Progress Takes Big Jump in Indiana Andy Eubank SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

June 14, 2021 0

What we’re reading: Wildfires continue to burn, Trump bans racial sensitivity training

first_imgTwitter Twitter Linkedin printCause of San Bernardino wildfire determinedCalifornia officials said a smoke-generated pyrotechnic device used at a gender reveal party might have sparked the El Dorado wildfire in San Bernardino.  According to CalFire, the fire is one of the three major fires burning in San Diego and Fresno counties. On Sunday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in the three counties.  The agency had increased staffing to prepare for the “critical fire weather.” Residents were forcefully evacuated over the Labor Day weekend, according to NBC News. The 23 fires burning through the counties have also caused a spike in temperatures and a dangerous heatwave, with record-high temperatures recorded on Saturday.  Tropical Storm Paulette approaching A depression in the Atlantic Ocean formed into a tropical storm is expected to intensify over the next couple of days, according to forecasters.  Tropical Storm Paulette, located 1,205 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands, has sustained winds of 40 miles per hour and is moving toward the west-northwest, according to the National Hurricane Center.  Forecasters are tracking multiple tropical depressions and waves off the coast of western Africa. Active hurricane predictions have been met and a record-breaking hurricane season is expected, according to USA Today.   Portland police officers on the street where protesters lit fires on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)One-hundredth night of Portland protests   Fifty people were arrested Saturday in the 100th night of the Portland protests and riots following the death of George Floyd, according to CNN. Multiple firebombs were thrown at police and one set a community member on fire, according to police. The use of firebombs was an “extreme danger to life safety,” police said.  Rocks and commercial-grade fireworks were also thrown at police. Protesters lit dumpsters and wooden pallets on fire on the streets, and officers used tear gas and other crowd-control munitions.  The protesters were dressed in all black and wore protective gear. “It was clear that the intent of the crowd was not peaceful protest,” police said.  Trump bans ‘anti-American’ diversity training  President Donald Trump ordered a ban on racial sensitivity training in federal agencies, labeling them as “divisive, anti-American propaganda,” according to BBC. In a memo to government agencies, Trump said millions of dollars of taxpayer’s money fund these trainings, which “foster resentment in the workforce.”  The memo cites press reports stating that employees of the executive branch “have been required to attend trainings where they are told that ‘virtually all White people contribute to racism,’” and that these trainings “run counter to the fundamental beliefs for which our Nation has stood.”  Clouds of smoke could be seen from Huntington Lake in California on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (Eric Paul Zamora/The Fresno Bee via AP) ReddIt Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Previous articleCOVID-19 cases prompt TCU to postpone home opener against football rival SMUNext articleEpisode 207 – Miami Heating Up Teresa Alvarado RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Teresa Alvarado center_img Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Teresa Alvarado World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts What we’re reading: Trump returns to White House, Texas police officer charged with murder ReddItlast_img read more

June 13, 2021 0

Union Bank and The American Heart Association Find a New Adventure with the 127th Pasadena Tournament of Roses

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff 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 * Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Business News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_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 Community News Union Bank and The American Heart Association Find a New Adventure with the 127th Pasadena Tournament of Roses From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 | 3:40 pm Top of the News Union Bank and the American Heart Association (AHA) Western States Affiliate will partner on a float in the 127th Rose Parade® on January 1, 2016. The float will be a celebration of 30 years of collaboration between Union Bank and the AHA, working together in the fight against heart disease and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers, respectively. This marks the first time either Union Bank or the AHA has participated in the Rose Parade.Fittingly, this year’s theme for the parade, “Find Your Adventure,” is aligned with the AHA and Union Bank’s mission of building healthier lives through physical activity and healthy eating so people can enjoy more of life’s precious moments and adventures. The bank supports the AHA’s Life’s Simple 7® as a good guide to follow: 1) don’t smoke; 2) get active; 3) eat better; 4) maintain a healthy weight; 5) manage blood pressure; 6) control cholesterol; and 7) reduce blood sugar. A multitude of adventures await, for those who choose to live a healthy and fit lifestyle.“It has been our privilege to collaborate with the AHA to promote fiscal and physical health, and we are truly excited about this latest adventure,” said Pierre P. Habis, Union Bank Consumer and Business Bank group head. “I can’t think of a better way to kick off our 30th anniversary than by being part of the biggest New Year’s celebration in the country. We hope the message of living longer, healthier lives free of heart disease and stroke encourages everyone watching to seek their own healthy adventures.”Union Bank has supported the AHA in multiple areas, including raising millions of dollars on behalf of the organization and its mission. Over the last eight years alone, Union Bank and its employees, their families and friends, and customers have donated nearly $7 million in support of the AHA’s critical research, education, and prevention programs.“Union Bank has a remarkable and far-reaching impact on our lifesaving work,” said American Heart Association Western States Affiliate Executive Vice President Kathy Rogers. “Our joint participation in the Rose Parade provides a unique opportunity to reach millions of people with heart- and brain- healthy messaging and is a natural progression of our longstanding partnership.”The 127th annual Rose Parade will take place on New Year’s Day 2016 in Pasadena. Originally started on January 1, 1890, the event is produced by the non-profit Tournament of Roses Association. The Rose Parade is an integral part of America’s New Year Celebration and includes decorative floats, marching bands, and equestrian units. This year’s theme grew out of the unique partnership between the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the National Park Service.About the Tournament of Roses®The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts the Rose Parade®, the Rose Bowl Game® and a variety of associated events. Nine hundred thirty-five volunteer members act as ambassadors of the organization and contribute upwards of 80,000 hours of manpower each year. The 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda and themed “Find Your Adventure,” will take place Friday, January 1, 2016, followed by the 102nd Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. Learn more at and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.About the American Heart AssociationThe American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.About MUFG Union Bank, N.A.MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the United States. We provide a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial and retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of customers. We also offer an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions for customers, including investment banking, personal and corporate trust, global custody, transaction banking, capital markets, and other services. With assets of $113.5 billion, as of June 30, 2015, MUFG Union Bank has strong capital reserves, credit ratings and capital ratios relative to peer banks. MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, one of the world’s largest financial organizations with total assets of approximately ¥284.9 trillion (JPY) or $2.3 trillion (USD)¹, as of June 30, 2015. The corporate headquarters (principal executive office) for MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, which is the financial holding company and MUFG Union Bank, is in New York City. The main banking office of MUFG Union Bank is in San Francisco, California. 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June 12, 2021 0

PWP Offering Money-Saving Water & Energy Direct Install Program (WeDIP) to Qualified Customers

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Community News PWP Offering Money-Saving Water & Energy Direct Install Program (WeDIP) to Qualified Customers STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 5:42 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_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 More Cool Stuff 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Who wouldn’t want their business to be more sustainable by saving money, energy and water?Now you can do just that with the help of the Pasadena Water and Power Department’s Water & Energy Direct Install Program (WeDIP) in which PWP will install water and energy-saving equipment — completely free of charge.WeDIP is available to PWP’s small and select medium-sized business customers who use 50kW or less in electric demand. Qualifying customers can receive up to $7,500 of water and energy-saving equipment installed at no cost. PWP will provide a variety of water and energy-saving measures, such as:Lighting Upgrades• Tubular LEDs• LED High Bays• Exterior LEDs• LED LampsKitchen Equipment• Ice Machine• Dishwasher• Steamers• Ice Cream Dipper WellsRefrigeration• LED Reach-In Cooler and Freezer Lights• Evaporator Fan Motor and Controls• Auto Door Closer/Assist• Anti-Sweat ControlsWater Conservation Upgrades• High-Efficiency Toilets• Low-Flow Faucet Aerators• High-Efficiency Clothes Washer• Low-Flow ShowerheadsAdditional services include:• FREE Water and Energy Assessment• FREE estimate of energy, water and cost savings from installed equipment• FREE in-depth report of efficiency opportunitiesEligible CustomersWeDIP is offered to small and select medium-sized business customers who have a PWP service account in good standing, and:• Use 50 kW or less in electric demand• If the building is leased, have at least one year remaining on lease termThis program is ideal for small commercial customers such as: restaurants, gas stations, retail stores, markets, assisted living facilities, churches, and schools.To check whether your business might participate in WeDIP, simply look at your monthly bill. If it is issued from the city of Pasadena, indicates “Small Commercial,” and your annual electric usage is less than 50kW, your account may be eligible to participate in WeDIP.Medium-sized commercial customers are also eligible to participate in the program if they are located in the disadvantaged community (DAC) areas as defined by the CalEnviroScreen (see map below). Additionally, businesses must confirm that the monthly PWP bill indicates “Medium Commercial,” and that annual electric usage is less than 50kW.DAC Area in Pasadena – click to enlargeHow to Get Started1. Call PWP at (626) 206-0745. A program representative will verify if your business qualifies.2. Sign the Participation Agreement (provided by the program representative upon eligibility verification). The representative will then schedule a Water and Energy Assessment at your place of business, conduct the survey, and produce a report.3. Review the report and sign the Customer Work Authorization Form (provided with the assessment report). A program representative will work with you to schedule the installation of the equipment.Terms and Conditions• In order to determine which measures best suit your business, an energy and water use survey will be conducted prior to installation.• The installed products will depend on what equipment exists in the building.• To qualify for natural gas-saving measures, businesses must consume less than 50,000 therms of natural gas per year.• This program is funded by PWP through Public Benefit Charge revenues, Water Conservation Fund, and grant funds from the California Climate Investments Program through the California State Department of Water Resources. This program is also partially funded by SoCalGas® ratepayers and administered under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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June 12, 2021 0

Alert cancelled after Roscommon mother and children are found in Enniskillen

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Alert cancelled after Roscommon mother and children are found in Enniskillen Previous articleMayor seeks appointment of Emigration Liaison Officer in DonegalNext articleThree car collision near Manor Roundabout News Highland Pinterest Pinterest Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp A Child Rescue Ireland (CRI) Alert issued by Gardai in Roscommon has now been cancelled.The alert was issued last night in respect of 41 year old Fiona Gregg, from Hawthorn Avenue in Ballyforan, who was last seen with 8 year old Killian, 6 year old Elisha and 2 year old Derbhla at around 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon.All concerned have been located safe and well by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in the Enniskillen area.Gardai wish to thank the public and the media for their assistance during this C.R.I. Alert. We also wish to thank and acknowledge cooperation received from the Police Service of Northern Ireland during this investigation.Gardai say this is a sensitive matter, and they have urged the media to respect the privacy of the Gregg family at this difficult time. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Google+center_img By News Highland – November 28, 2013 Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

May 27, 2021 0

SC Should Migrate From Vidyo App, E-Filing Mechanism Tedious: Lawyers In Survey On Virtual Systems Adopted By SC [Read Report]

first_imgNews UpdatesSC Should Migrate From Vidyo App, E-Filing Mechanism Tedious: Lawyers In Survey On Virtual Systems Adopted By SC [Read Report] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK24 Sep 2020 3:54 AMShare This – xIn a survey conducted on the virtual court hearings, a majority of participating Supreme Court lawyers expressed the need to replace the Vidyo App with a more effective one, such as Cisco Webex. The Advocates said that they were routinely either unable to log in or were automatically logged out during Court proceedings. Further, the Vidyo App did not offer an effective screen…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a survey conducted on the virtual court hearings, a majority of participating Supreme Court lawyers expressed the need to replace the Vidyo App with a more effective one, such as Cisco Webex. The Advocates said that they were routinely either unable to log in or were automatically logged out during Court proceedings. Further, the Vidyo App did not offer an effective screen sharing feature due to which, they were precluded from showing certain documents or Judgments to the Bench, which could ordinarily have been handed across in Court. Participants also felt that there ought to be a viewing room for Advocates or litigants who just wished to observe Court proceedings, without participating in them. Thus, 159 of the 210 Advocates who had taken part in hearings through Video Conferencing before the Supreme Court, suggested that the Supreme Court should migrate to a different software application for conducting hearings through Video Conferencing. The Survey was conducted by five Advocates on Record at the Supreme Court namely, Bhabna Das, D. Abhinav Rao, Harsh Parashar, Krishna Dev J. and RV Yogesh, with an aim to find ways and means to improve the digital systems in place at present. A total of 227 Advocates participated in the survey, including 13 Senior Advocates, 133 Advocates-on-Record and 81 Advocates, including 8 Advocates representing their Law Firms. Due to the technical issues with VIDYO App, 155 of 218 Advocates strongly felt that the Supreme Court should migrate to a different software application. “Cisco Webex, which is being successfully used inter alia by the Delhi High Court and NCLAT was the most popular choice amongst Advocates,” the report highlighted. Another concern expressed by most participants was that only a single person was responsible for co-ordinating the entire link sharing exercise, which lead to him being overburdened and unavailable to address grievances. “There is absolutely no clarity on who is to be contacted in case of any technical issue in connecting via the link shared,” many Advocates stated. They suggested that the Supreme Court should have separate designated officers for each Virtual Court, who would be constantly available over the phone to respond to any technical queries and assist with problems which arose during a virtual hearing. E-FILING 79.3% out of 213 Advocates had availed the E-filing facility of Supreme Court. While most of them (98 out of 166) preferred E-filing to Physical Filing, a significant portion [41%] of Advocates had faced some problems with the E-filing mechanism. 8 Advocates stated that they had been unable to use it because of technical issues. Participants also gave feedback that they found the defect curing system for E-filing to be “tedious”, and that most clerks struggled with the same. They expressed concerns regarding filing of voluminous petitions, as the process of uploading the petition and the printing of the same by the Registry caused a lot of delay As per the report, “By and large, Advocates feel that the interface is not user friendly, unnecessarily requires filling in of too many details at the Advocates’ end, and that the support from the Registry is inadequate. Advocates are also anxious about the Diary Numbers not being generated immediately on E-filing, unlike a physical filing.” MENTIONING & LISTING 41.8% of the participating Advocates were able to get their matters listed “only after filing a Mentioning Application indicating some urgency”. Further, where Mentioning Applications were rejected, no reasons were furnished for the same, leading to lack of clarity as to when the matter is likely to be listed. “There has been a significant delay of 10 days or more in listing of the cases of a large proportion of participants i.e. 34%. On some occasions, this delay has been caused despite filing a Mentioning Application, which has remained pending for several days,” the report indicated. Read The Full Report Along With Suggestive Measures Here Next Storylast_img read more

May 26, 2021 0