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Rep. Chu Votes to Improve and Invest in Nation’s Water Infrastructure

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Last night, Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27) voted in support of H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), which authorizes improvements to America’s ports and waterways, and invests in projects tied to flood prevention, drinking water, dams and levees, and environmental restoration. Rep. Chu released the following statement:“At a time when our economy is still rebounding from the Great Recession, the WRRDA bill will spur job creation and economic growth by investing in our nation’s ports and water infrastructure. It also helps California get its fair share of a user fee paid by shippers who import goods at our harbors, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. These funds will help pay for much needed harbor maintenance. This was truly a bi-partisan effort and marks a step forward in the House to bring long-needed reform to the way we approve new water infrastructure projects, now and in the future.” Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box.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. 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CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Business News Top of the News center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Government Rep. Chu Votes to Improve and Invest in Nation’s Water Infrastructure Published on Thursday, October 24, 2013 | 12:15 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community Newslast_img read more

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‘Ander Herrera looks to be exactly what Man United need’ – Spanish midfielder shines on debut

first_imgTop journalist Jamie Jackson reflects on Manchester United’s stunning showing against Los Angeles Galaxy in Louis van Gaal’s first game in charge.Summer signing Ander Herrera shined in the 7-0 victory over the MLS side in California, and Jackson reckons he could prove to be an excellent addition.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “He had a part in many of the goals. He was very dynamic, was wanting the ball. He looked exactly what United need and have lacked – a central midfielder who can get up and down and can also spread play.”last_img read more

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World champion Bianca Zoonekynd is back in SA

first_imgBianca Zoonekynd won gold at the 2017 Trampoline World Championships in Bulgaria. She’s now looking for funding to get more local talent into competitions.Bianca Zoonekynd is the first South African to be crowned Women’s Double Mini-Trampoline World Champion. (Image: Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique, Twitter)Brand South Africa reporterGymnast Bianca Zoonekynd returned to South Africa this week as the World Champion in the Women’s Double Mini-Trampoline gymnastics.The last South African champion in the sport was Derrick Lotz, 37 years ago in Brig, Switzerland, according to South African Gymnatics Federation. Zoonekynd is the first South African woman to be the Double Mini-Trampoline World Champion for Gymnastics.The 2017 Trampoline World Championships took place in Sofia, Bulgaria, just a few months after the 25-year-old had been in a car accident, in which she sustained career-threatening injuries.In a Facebook status update, she wrote on 9 November 2017: “It’s been three months since I broke my ribs and punctured my lung. I’m so grateful to be alive and blessed to participate at the World Games in Bulgaria. It’s been a journey on the road to recovery.”Her final points in the competition in Bulgaria were 68.900, on 12 November. In the double mini trampoline event, the second runner up was Polina Troianova from Russia and third was Lina Sjoeberg from Sweden.Watch Bianca Zoonekynd at the 2017 Trampoline World Championships:A winning comboZoonekynd arrived back in South Africa on 14 November. Despite battling a bout of flu, says publicist Samantha Strydom, she is already back in the gym of her mother and coach in Port Elizabeth, training children in the sport.The gymnast, who started doing flick flacks at the age of three, coaches about 10 children. She teaches tumbling, double mini trampoline and trampoline. Her mother sponsors community gymnasts in their classes at the club.Now Zoonekynd’s mission is to raise funds for the gymnastics school run by her mother, Mandy. “There’s so much talent,” Strydom says. “Bianca wants the children she and her mother teach to do competitions as well. But they need funding for the students.”The gymnastics school only has the basic facilities she adds. “Bianca and her mother are a winning combo.”Read more about Zoonekynd, her family and gymnastics in a Q&A she did with Brand South Africa, here.Source: South African Gymnastics FederationWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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National Child Protection Week – “Let Us All Protect Children to Move South Africa Forward.”

first_imgThe Minister of the Department of Social Development, Ms Susan Shabangu, led the launch of the National Child Protection Week (CPW) campaign on Sunday 27 May 2018 in Pretoria, Gauteng. This year’s theme for the week-long campaign is: “Let Us All Protect Children to Move South Africa Forward.”It is of great importance that every person takes up the responsibility daily to protect children and play their part in contributing to a South Africa where all its citizens can live in safety, peace and harmony. Children need special protection because they are among the most vulnerable members of society. They are dependent on others – their parents and families – for care and protection.Great things are done by a series of small things brought together, therefore, each person can participate in the CPW campaign by educating themselves and sharing with others The Bill of Rights in the Constitution Section 28 which states the rights that every child has;Every child has the right –a) to a name and a nationality from birth;b) to family care or parental care, or to appropriate alternative care when removed from the family environment;c) to basic nutrition, shelter, basic health care services and social services;d) to be protected from maltreatment, neglect, abuse or degradation;e) to be protected from exploitative labour practices;f) not to be required or permitted to perform work or provide services that –i) are inappropriate for a person of that child’s age; orii) place at risk the child’s well-being, education, physical or mental health or spiritual, moral or social development;g) not to be detained except as a measure of last resort, in which case, in addition to the rights a child enjoys under sections 12 and 35, the child may be detained only for the shortest appropriate period of time, and has the right to be –i) kept separately from detained persons over the age of 18 years; andii) treated in a manner, and kept in conditions, that take account of the child’s age;h) to have a legal practitioner assigned to the child by the state, and at state expense, in civil proceedings affecting the child, if substantial injustice would otherwise result; andi) not to be used directly in armed conflict, and to be protected in times of armed conflict.2. A child’s best interests are of paramount importance in every matter concerning the child.3. In this section, “child” means a person under the age of 18 years.The CPW campaign was initiated in 1997 to raise awareness about the need for communities to protect children from abuse, neglect, exploitation and other forms of violence and ill-treatment.Let us be reminded by the words of Nelson Mandela, in his speech at the dedication of Qunu and Nkalane Schools in June 1995 when he said; “our children are the rock on which our future will be built, our greatest asset as a nation. They will be the leaders of our country, the creators of our national wealth who care for and protect our people”.Share how you are Playing Your Part and protecting children in your home, school and community @PlayYourPartSA #Getinvolved #Bethelegacylast_img read more

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Thailand silences PH to advance to AVC semis

first_imgCONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—Thailand brought down host Philippines, 25-21, 25-14, 25-20, to advance to the semifinal stage of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Tuesday at Alonte Sports Arena here.The Thais set up a semifinals matchup against 10th-ranked Korea in the penultimate stage while the Philippines will duke it out against Chinese-Taipei in the bottom four of the classification stage.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago LATEST STORIES Read Next Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events PLAY LIST 01:50Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events00:50Trending Articles01:09Palace: Duterte to attend Asean Summit in Bangkok but with ‘spacing’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensioncenter_img The Philippines labored to score against the Thais’ superb defense, converting on just 28 of its total 114 spike attempts.Thailand, on the other hand, scored on 46 of its 109 spike attempts.READ: Macandili on facing powerhouse teams in AVC: ‘This is anybody’s game’Chatchu-on Moksri and Ajcharaporn Kongyot had 17 points apiece to lead Thailand while Wilavan Apinyapong added 13.Jovelyn Gonzaga spearheaded the 79th-ranked Philippines with 11 points while Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago, who scored tournament-highs in their previous game against Vietnamn, were limited to a combined 16 points.ADVERTISEMENT TNT taps Glen Rice Jr. as new import Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Despite the loss, Philippine head coach Francis Vicente was pleased with the fight his team showed against the Asian powerhouse.READ: Philippines stuns Vietnam in AVC FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This is a game, you win some you lose some. But it’s how you fight that’s important,” said Vicente in Filipino. “I saw that the heart was still there and the determination to not give up was there also.”“It’s just unfortunate that we lost today.”last_img read more

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As World Cup football hots up in the Far East, temperatures rise in Kerala

first_imgGreetings: A poster welcomes Brazil’s ‘canary birds’ and their samba beat to AsiaIt is either misplaced passion or dislocated delirium, but as World Cup football hots up in the Far East, temperatures seem to rise in a district of Kerala, now most definitely the Indian epicentre of football fever.In Malappuram,Greetings: A poster welcomes Brazil’s ‘canary birds’ and their samba beat to AsiaIt is either misplaced passion or dislocated delirium, but as World Cup football hots up in the Far East, temperatures seem to rise in a district of Kerala, now most definitely the Indian epicentre of football fever.In Malappuram district, a small slice of north Kerala with a little over 30 lakh people, the World Cup is a chance to take sides, get involved and go crazy.It begins with the benign decoration of streets with posters, banners and cutouts, but once the tournament is under way, the formation of team “camps” means things can take a serious turn quickly. If this is the heartland of Indian football, the World Cup is like its great four-yearly cardiac flutter.When England beat Argentina in Sapporo, Japan, English fans managed to celebrate without destroying property. But their counterparts in Malappuram went berserk.Intoxicated by the win, Malappuram’s pseudo-English “hooligans” chose to strike first at the Argentinian superstar who is the region’s cult figure-striker Gabriel Batistuta, whose huge cutouts loom over the remotest and most serene village landscape. In Tirur town, “Batigol” was burnt in effigy by “fans” of the England team and within minutes, there was a civil disturbance of sorts at hand.An autorickshaw driver in Vengara village, Shamsuddeen Kuniyil, 21, was hospitalised after he was beaten up in a street brawl. His crime: calling France’s Zinedine Zidane a panni (swine). An unrepentant Kuniyil said the brawl was started by his assailants who had dared to call his Brazilian hero Ronaldo “an obscene name”.advertisementFootball fest: The World Cup comes to Malappuram with a colourful paradeIn another corner of the state, the staf f at the notoriously inefficient Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) in Kalikav felt the punch of the fist of public fury. On China’s debut at the World Cup, as power came and went like gusts of breeze, the people trying to follow the game on TV decided they could take no more. They ransacked the local KSEB office and beat up two somnolent employees.It’s not all about overflowing passions and out-of-control tempers. The World Cup comes to Malappuram in the form of a business opportunity too. The Malayalam film industry has been reeling under a crisis.All through last fortnight, cinema halls projected live matches on their large screens. People throng theatres and buy tickets priced between Rs 25 and Rs 100 as Ten Sports, the channel that has won rights to telecast the World Cup, is not available in most homes where Doordarshan dominates. A theatre-owner celebrated as the first round of matches came to a close, “It’s after a long time my theatre has actually run house-full.”The CPI(M), which considers itself ideologically distant from all sporting activities, also jumped on the World Cup bandwagon. The CPI(M)’s youth organisation, the Democratic Youth Federation of India, held protest marches in all districts against the Centre’s failure to telecast matches live. Nothing unusual about protesting against DD, but this time the participants wore the colours of the different competing nations.Football fest: The ‘soccer-cut’ has many takersAccording to Kerala’s seniormost sports writer V.M. Balachandran, Malappuram’s almost unreal affinity for football has historical roots. Unlike other parts of Kerala, Malappuram in the Malabar region, was part of the old Madras state before Independence and was exposed to high-class football played by the English army officers of the various regiments based there.Today, even though football has waned in the rest of the old Malabar region, Balachandran says, “It is a passion in Malappuram thanks to the widespread popularity of seven-a-side football.” The district has more than 100 clubs playing good standard tournaments in which even foreign players participate.A visitor to the interiors of the district may well believe that the World Cup is actually being held there. Streets are lined with flags of competing nations and huge cutouts of football stars like Batistuta, Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos loom over passers-by.Posters give judgements on current and former stars. One is particularly scathing about Maradona and criticises him for having defamed Argentina and football with his “unsporting game”. The comment on Maradona’s famous goal against England in 1986 is declared on a poster as having been scored “not with the God’s but Satan’s hand”.Young men walk the streets wearing the colours of their favourite nation, the more committed fans having shaved their heads like the big Brazilian stars, while others go in for the “soccer-cut”. Abdul Samad of the Central Haircutting Saloon near Tirur’s railway station is the busiest barber in the district.advertisementA stitch in time: Football faithfuls queue up to buy the flags of their favourite teamsFor Samad is the area’s specialist in the trendy “World Cup cut” in which the faithful have styled and dyed their hair to resemble a football complete with its hexagonal patches. “This is a huge hit. I have to spend at least three hours on one cut but I don’t charge anything extra since I’m doing it for football,” says Samad. Next on his agenda is a cut that will actually feature a soccer star perched on the head of a Malappuram maniac.Shops are filled with toffees and cakes shaped like a ball and the famous trophy. A local dtp operator at Tirur has made a killing by printing World Cup greeting cards with photographs of players on it. These days people rush to Pangat Silks not to buy cloth but flags as the store has produced the national flags of all the 32 competing nations.Before the World Cup finals began, clients queued up early to buy their colours. Shop owner T.P. Haneefa ordered a book of flags from a friend in Dubai long before the kick-off and learnt how to stitch the flags of countries like Senegal and Slovenia in time to be able to rake in a profit when the matches began.Malappuram’s favourite team is Argentina and Pangat Silks sold stacks of the famous blue and white flag; but fans were deeply disappointed with the team’s early exit from the tournament, a victim of the Group of Death that also featured England, Sweden and Nigeria.But for those who despair at the early departure of France and Argentina, the flag-buyers of Malappuram provide a hint. Haneefa says, “Brazil is second. The surprise favourite is Portugal. I think it is Portugal and particularly its star Luis Figo’s performance at the Euro Cup final against France which won so many fans here,” says Haneefa.Time for stars from Rivaldo to Rui Costa to justify the faith of their fans, including those in faraway places like Malappuram, India.last_img read more

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Shatabdi Express to entertain individuals with TV shows

first_imgAfter investing crores in the makeover of railway stations in the Capital, the railways is now busy arranging world class entertainment for its customers. By January next year, individual seats in the Shatabdi Express will be equipped with DTH TV service complete with TV console, and all that absolutely free of cost.The plan has been conceived and is being implemented by the Delhi division of the northern railways. Officials of the Delhi division say they plan to implement the on-board entertainment scheme in nine out of the total of 20 Shatabdi trains that have Delhi as their ‘primary maintenance centres’.Senior railway officials said the plan, to install television sets individually, was actualised after several successful trial runs were conducted in the Kalka bound Shatabdi train. “We’ll be providing DTH TV service in nine Shatabdi trains and hope to start the service in January next year. All general entertainment, news, sports, English and Hindi movie channels will be available,” divisional railway manager (Delhi) Ashwani Lohani said.Installation of the TV sets will generate revenue for the railways. “Without spending a penny, we’ll be earning Rs 1.5 crore annually from the ad revenue and passengers will get free televisions on the go,” a senior railway officer said.last_img read more

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10 months agoLiverpool midfielder Fabinho proud of Mane assist

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Fabinho proud of Mane assistby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Fabinho is delighted after his assist for Sadio Mane’s opener in victory over Manchester United on Sunday.The Brazilian laid on his first goal for Liverpool before turning in a dominant display that led to an eventual 3-1 victory.“It’s a thing I always try to perfect, to train,” Fabinho said of his chipped pass. “I get a lot of [the] ball, in a position that normally the opponent’s defence is making the move outwards, and our attackers are getting in.“I saw Mane making the sign with his hand and I launched it.”It was a good pass.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a day agoMan Utd paid fortune to Alexis in bonuses

first_imgTagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd paid fortune to Alexis in bonusesby Paul Vegasa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan striker Alexis Sanchez reportedly pocketed nearly £5m in bonuses from his dismal campaign last season with Manchester United.Sanchez was shipped out on loan to Inter Milan this summer after a dismal campaign for United which saw him score just two goals in 27 appearances.The Chilean forward joined United to huge fanfare in January 2018, signing as the club’s top earner on £400,000.The Sun says despite flopping last season, he picked up a whopping £4,920,011 in performance-related bonuses and image rights.That is the equivalent of a staggering £100,000 a week.Inter are currently paying half of Sanchez’s wages after United managed to offload the 30-year-old during the summer. last_img read more