San Marino Congregational Church Bad Weather Shelter Call for Volunteers

first_img More Cool Stuff “Are you with a few extra hours on two Tuesday nights in January? Have you ever made dinner for 100? If you are interested, our church has an amazing opportunity for you. We have been participating in the Pasadena Bad Weather Shelter for the last three years and this year we will be continuing in this effort. All you have to do is meet at our church parking lot on Tuesday evening January 8 and or Tuesday evening January 29 at 5:45 PM. We will gather as a group and drive to the shelter where we will prepare a hot meal for the homeless in our area. Some of us will also participate in preparing bedrolls so that the participants will have a place to sleep for the evening after finishing their meal. Our Open Leadership Team, with support from Trustees has approved our church’s involvement in this most important and meaningful mission work. Special early thanks to Marcia Albrecht, who has stepped up to do the grocery shopping for both evenings.” Pastor Donald ShenkInterested? Please email Susan Jakubowski-Weiner at [email protected] She will in return email you a mandatory form with basic emergency information required for participation this year. Should you have any questions, please contact Susan at (626) 289-7103.Read about last year’s Bad Weather Shelter experience.San Marino Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 2560 Huntington Drive, San Marino, (626) 292-2080 or visit Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Subscribecenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Faith & Religion News San Marino Congregational Church Bad Weather Shelter Call for Volunteers Article and Photo courtesy of the SAN MARINO CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Published on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | 3:40 pm Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Far beyond Harvard’s gates

first_imgFor some Harvard students, summer vacation meant sandy beaches, curbside urban cafes, or jobs just around the corner from home.But not for Annemarie Ryu ’13.The 19-year-old spent eight weeks as a medical field researcher in Nicaragua, living in a $10-a-night hostel, interviewing health care workers in Spanish, and — late at night — poring over records on HIV and congenital syphilis. She called her summer a “transformative experience” that left her feeling shaken, honored, lucky, and ready years in advance for her senior thesis.Ryu was among the thousands of Harvard students whose summers involved meaningful adventure, study, work, and service abroad.Some of the places were far away in reality, like the Ukraine, Uganda, Brazil, and Bangladesh. A handful of Harvard students, for instance, spent the summer on remote Idjwi, an impoverished island in Lake Kivu in central Africa. An Amani Global Works project is trying to improve health care on the large island, where only three doctors now live.“Participating in a significant international experience is becoming the goal for increasing numbers of Harvard undergraduates,” said Catherine Winnie, who directs Harvard’s Office of International Programs.Statistics gathered by her office bear that out. From 2001 through 2009, summer travel by Harvard undergraduates — for study alone — shot up more than 700 percent.Other student travel over the summer crossed cultural divides into tough urban neighborhoods in New York, Chicago, and New Orleans.The Center for Public Interest Careers at Harvard College sent 25 undergraduates to New York City for 10 weeks of full-time work in its CPIC-Heckscher Fund for Service Internship Program. Among other things, students worked on a mural project, combined tutoring with squash instruction, and ran a six-week college-readiness boot camp on the Lower East Side.Students elsewhere in the world fixed a deep-water well in the Dominican Republic, studied hypertension in Paris, and tutored children in Boston’s diverse Mission Hill neighborhood.“It made me realize I want to be a teacher,” said Ann M. Cheng ’12, who spent her second summer working at the Mission Hill Afterschool Program, one of 12 day camps run by the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA).Twenty-four staffers, including seven Harvard undergraduates, held morning academic sessions for 80 campers ages 6 to 13, and in the afternoon took field trips, including a ferry to Georges Island.The experience made her feel grounded, said Cheng, who mentors a Dominican teen during the school year, and makes weekly trips to Mission Hill.Inspiration came from further afield too. Abhishek J. Bose-Kolanu ’11 produced a film in Tokyo. Marion Dierickx ’12 spent the summer assessing ultra-faint dwarf galaxy candidates in the Milky Way at the Max Planck Institute of Astronomy in Germany.Dierickx was one of 50 students in the Weissman International Internship Program this summer. Weissman interns fanned out around the world, educating former child soldiers in Uganda, studying risk management in South Africa, and breeding reef fish in New Zealand.Opportunities for serious study, work, and service abroad abound at Harvard, with programs big and small at virtually every School.At the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), summer work and internships are considered critical to the student experience. Its Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs sponsored student work trips to New Orleans, part of the ongoing Broadmoor Project. And the HKS-affiliated Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston sponsored 13 fellows from six Harvard Schools, including students in medicine, government, and business.The Center for Public Leadership at HKS sponsored summer interns, including one who worked publicizing the newly released film “Countdown to Zero,” which features Harvard experts speaking on the danger of nuclear weapons.Four HKS students took part in the News21 internship program sponsored by Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. And Ash Center Fellows in Innovation worked in city offices countrywide.Lindsay Berger, M.P.P ’11, worked with the educational adviser in the San Francisco mayor’s office. Her issue was post-secondary education and what she called “the missing middle,” that large cohort of high school graduates not ready for college.Harvard’s Institute of Politics (IOP) offers its prestigious and competitive Director’s Internship Program, launched with 10 internships in 1995. This summer, 50 undergraduates interned for eight to 10 weeks. Forty worked in U.S. cities; 10 worked in Europe, South America, Southeast Asia, and elsewhere abroad.Jaymin Kim ’12, a social studies concentrator from suburban Toronto, was a Director’s intern in New York City. She worked with Amnesty International, where in eight weeks she learned how to organize a rally, shoot a video, and stage a panel. Living near Penn Station, said the Korea-born Kim, “was an international experience for me.”IOP also has a summer stipend program with 225 students this year, and a summer-in-Washington program that sent 300 undergraduates to Capitol Hill.Caterina Yuan ’11 spent the summer in Brazil on an internship sponsored by the Harvard Institute for Global Health. (The summer before, she studied traditional local medicine in China.)Crystalee Forbes ’11 was in Venice doing coursework at the Harvard Summer School, which this year sponsored more than 25 study-abroad programs. Students visited nearly every continent for school — from Beijing and Bangalore to Oxford and Prague.Christopher Jackson ’12 lived in a South African Zulu township during a new IOP summer study abroad program on globalization, sports, and development. It wasn’t all work for the Ontario, Canada, resident who is a government concentrator: There is an AP photo of a wide-eyed Jackson in the crowd at a World Cup soccer game.Graduate students had their own range of summer opportunities.At HKS, the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations sponsored seven summer internships. Dalia Al Kadi, an M.P.S./I.D. student, studied the access barriers to diarrhea drugs in India. Irene Hu, an M.P.P. student, worked in Malawi and Ethiopia with the group Save the Children.Joseph Livesey, a master’s degree student at Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, spent 10 weeks in Kiev, Ukraine, a place he had been visiting for five years, but never as a scholar. By day, he studied archival records on famine during the 1930s, an experience that gave him a thesis topic. (“It was great to be a Harvard student,” said Livesey. “That means something to everyone.”) At night, ranging out from his $500-a-month apartment, he blended into Ukrainian life with old friends — at the park, at dinner, or sitting at makeshift beer cafes.“This is tremendous experience to have had,” said Livesey, 28, who speaks and reads Mandarin, Russian, and Ukrainian, and is working on his Uzbek.The Davis Center gave out 39 study grants this year, most for summer travel, said research programs coordinator Joan Gabel. Graduate students won 25, and undergraduates the rest.  Students traveled to nearly every former Soviet republic, she said, as well as to archives in Vienna and Dublin.“For undergraduates, summer experiences can be major forces,” said Gabel, moments that redirect both academic and personal interests. “And they open doors for people” through language training.For graduate students, she said, interviews and archival work abroad make for “more robust dissertation research” and can even change the direction of research. (Livesey, for one, went to the Ukraine this summer to study the Chinese merchants he remembered in Kiev, but they had largely disappeared.)For undergraduates, the intensity and duration of summer work and study has a special impact, said Gene Corbin, who is Harvard’s guru of public service work. (He is the Class of 1955 Executive Director of the PBHA, whose dozens of programs draw in a quarter of Harvard undergraduates.)Summer-long service work “allows the students to really immerse themselves,” said Corbin. “It’s a transformative experience.”Research done at PBHA last year shows a strong correlation between public service work in the summer and a student’s decision to pursue a public-interest career, he said. “They frequently realize: This is the kind of work I want to devote my life to.”Linda Zhang ’12 spent 10 weeks in Geneva working for the United Nations, first for the the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, and then on the U.N.’s new Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. A native Hawaiian, Zhang even joined the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus in July.“It was an amazing experience,” she said of Geneva. “This summer inspired me to continue working in this field.”She missed nothing and gained everything, said Zhang, who had a week at home in Honolulu before school began. “I can have my beach vacation now.” Geneva convention Linda Zhang ’12 spent 10 weeks in Geneva working for the United Nations, first for the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, and then on the U.N.’s new Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Mission thrill Twenty-four staffers, including seven Harvard undergraduates, held morning academic sessions for 80 campers ages 6 to 13 from Mission Hill, and in the afternoon took field trips, including a ferry to Georges Island. Mending boo-boos “It made me realize I want to be a teacher,” said Ann M. Cheng ’12, who spent her second summer working at the Mission Hill Afterschool Program, one of 12 day camps run by the Phillips Brooks House Association. Summer abroad In Geneva, Linda Zhang ’12 also worked on the U.N.’s new Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. center_img Dirty water Students worked with the nonprofit Children of the Border to help fix a deep-water well in the Dominican Republic. Desk job Jaymin Kim ’12, a social studies concentrator from suburban Toronto, was a director’s intern in New York City. She worked with Amnesty International, where in eight weeks she learned how to organize a rally, shoot a video, and stage a panel. The world is their classroomlast_img read more

Mountain Mama – The Power of Female Friendships

first_imgWhen my friend, Thalia, asked me to register for The Collier Lilly Ride to raise Money for the Outward Bound School, I had my doubts. Her long blond ponytail bobbed behind her as she encouraged me. “C’mon, it’ll be fun.”I’d spent more hours behind my computer than on my saddle. Getting behind my desk to jump on my bike for twenty miles was one thing, but an additional thirty seemed daunting.A week later I clipped into my pedals, silently cursing the stubborn roll of belly fat that hung over my spandex biking shorts. My lungs felt the miles first, then my calves.Thalia introduced me to some of her other friends she’d also managed to convince that riding fifty miles on a Saturday morning was a better alternative to sleeping in. We bonded over sore body parts and reminding each other to drink water.At the halfway point, we heard the encouraging chants of half a dozen girls who offered us Gatorade and snacks. They told us how they had attended an Outward Bound course and thanked us for riding. Although tempted by the box of glazed donuts, I thought better of it and ate half a peanut butter and jelly sandwich instead.We climbed mountain roads that curved, revealing new peaks and the smell of fresh blooms. The rain held off, the clouds lending protection from the late morning sun.The last fifteen miles the road flattened and stretched straight into the wind. By then my legs felt leaden. Thalia pulled over and offered us some gummies. “Oh ladies, I’m struggling. This is what we’re going to do. We’re going to have a pace line, take turns pulling each other.”She coached us on how to do it. We’d ride in a straight line, drafting off of one another. One woman would push through the wind for a minute before pulling over to give the next woman a turn, focusing on pulling through at a constant speed. She told us to stay close to the rider in front, leaving a four to twelve-inch gap between your front wheel and their back wheel. The biggest risk was applying the brakes.A silence descended over us as we practiced riding in line, the miles passing with ease as we shared the work. The words of Abby Wambach cycled through my head, how women are raised to believe we need to compete with other women for few opportunities to reach the top. She urged women to champion one another. “Claim the success of one woman as the collective success of all women.”Thalia’s voice interrupted my thoughts. “If you’re tired, skip a few rotations at the front. Sit back and let us pull you to the finish.”I’d wasted too many years believing in scarcity – that another woman’s successes diminished my own, that for me to win necessitated someone else to lose. The way Thalia supported us that day, the way she showed up, that it was more important that we all finish than she individually completed the ride at a faster time, showed me another way.We shared fifty miles of road, stories about our past and dreams, and saw in each other the ability to finish something difficult. We took turns carrying one another and letting others carry us all the way to the finish line.last_img read more

Housing group with no home

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Hapag-Lloyd’s Rating Confirmed after Merger with UASC

first_imgRating agency Standard & Poor’s confirmed German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd’s B+ rating and took the company off its CreditWatch with future negative implications.Hapag-Lloyd was upgraded to Outlook Negative. The merger with United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has added debt to the company’s capital structure.However, due to the acquired ships and containers of UASC no bigger investments are planned in the next few years, thus, more cash flow should be available for repayment of debt and deleveraging, the German shipping giant said.“The company should be able to maintain credit ratios we consider commensurate with the current rating in 2017-2018,” Standard & Poor’s wrote in the Research Update.The rating agency also acknowledged the competitive advantages of the merger with UASC such as Hapag-Lloyd’s larger size and capacity, an enhanced network diversity, and the access to a young fleet.“Hapag-Lloyd has demonstrated its ability to integrate acquired businesses and extract synergies, for example, after the 2014 takeover of the container liner shipping activities of Chile-based Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores S.A. (CSAV), which underpins our rating action,” the rating experts informed.HapagLloyd plans to realize USD 435 million in annual synergies starting in 2019 from the merger and has a solid financial structure including a liquidity reserve of USD 1.2 billion.Furthermore, a cash capital increase of USD 400 million is planned within six months after the closing of the merger end of May. The capital increase is backstopped by a group of Hapag-Lloyd’s shareholders.last_img read more

DraftKings Week 12 Monday Night Showdown: Picks, advice for Ravens vs. Rams NFL DFS

first_imgLamar Jackson will lead the Ravens against the Rams on Monday Night Football to close out Week 12. He’ll also lead our DraftKings Showdown lineup as our captain for MNF single-slate DFS action. It’s a costly play to make, but Jackson is always the favorite to outscore everyone else in a given game. So, while he isn’t a value, he might be worth it to try and win a GPP tournament.Part of the reason the Jackson play works is because of Jared Goff’s depressed pricing. That at least allows us to get a piece of both quarterbacks, and while we’ve got to fill in around them with tight ends and a kicker, the Jackson scoring might make it all worth it. In a battle of football’s two best kickers, we’ll take the one in the less explosive offense that’s slightly cheaper on DK.FLEX: TE Nick Boyle, Ravens ($3,000)Boyle plays more snaps than Andrews a lot of weeks, and sure, that’s mostly for blocking purposes. But two and three games ago, Boyle combined for nine catches across two weeks. He’s sometimes the most involved possession receiver Baltimore has, so we’ll take some floor and added stacking with Jackson at this price. DraftKings Showdown Picks: Ravens vs. RamsCAPTAIN (1.5x points, 1.5x price): QB Lamar Jackson, Ravens ($20,400)No matter what, you can’t really fade Jackson. And although it’s super pricey to use him as our captain, it seems like it could be worth it. If he has a patented Lamar game, the people that use him at captain will have a leg up. Since the Rams’ offense has been so rough, it’s not worth guessing on one of their WRs as captain instead.FLEX: TE Mark Andrews, Ravens ($9,200)With Jalen Ramsey likely to shadow Marquise Brown, Andrews should lead the Ravens in targets and get the consistent red-zone looks that make him such a fantasy football weapon. He’s really the only high-priced stack option with Jackson. FLEX: QB Jared Goff, Rams ($8,400)Instead of trying to guess which L.A. receiver may or may not have a good game, we’ll just take Goff and hope he looks competent for once. If you wanted to pay down on one of the cheaper guys and pay up here for Todd Gurley, that could play, too.FLEX: TE Gerald Everett, Rams ($4,800)After extra low usage a week ago, Everett’s price dropped a bunch. We’ll bet on some positive regression here turning Everett’s price into a great value as the Ravens focus on the Rams’ trio of wideouts.FLEX: K Greg Zuerlein, Rams ($3,800)last_img read more

Chiefs vs. Texans final score: Kansas City racks up 51, notches wild comeback win over Houston

first_imgWhere were you on Jan. 12, 2020?It’s a day that will go down in NFL history; the day the Texans blew a 24-0 lead and went on to lose 51-31 to the Chiefs in an AFC divisional matchup. It was a game the Chiefs had no business winning based on their performance in the first quarter: muffed punts, dropped passes, fumbles and more led to a 21-0 Houston lead. No one covers Kenny Stills and he’s GONE for a 54-yard TD! #WeAreTexans #NFLPlayoffs @KSTILLS @DeshaunWatson📺: #HOUvsKC on CBS📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:— NFL (@NFL) January 12, 20203:10 p.m.:  Injury timeout, as Texans right guard Chris Clark is struggling to get to his feet. Took a few steps and went right back down. Not a great start.3:08 p.m.:  Needless to say, Arrowhead Stadium is loud, and the Chiefs’ defense is amped up. Flying around early in this one.3:01 p.m.:  We are just a few minutes away from kickoff. One team will walk out a game closer to the Super Bowl, another will just walk out of here. Then, the Chiefs started scoring in bunches, putting 28 points on the board in the second quarter and taking a 28-24 lead into halftime. From then on, it was all Kansas City. MORE: Complete NFL playoff schedule, resultsThe Chiefs defense buckled down in the second half, allowing just one touchdown in the third quarter as the pass rush flushed Deshaun Watson out of the pocket on seemingly every passing play.The Chiefs will host the AFC championship game and face off against a ferocious, surprising Titans team that has knocked off two of the top three seeds in the AFC playoffs. Could KC be next?Sporting News trackied live scoring updates and highlights from Chiefs vs. Texans in the NFL divisional round playoff game below.(All times ET)Chiefs vs. Texans score 1Q2Q3Q4QFTexans2137031Chiefs028131051Chiefs vs. Texans highlights from divisional playoff game6:30 FINAL: Mahomes and the Chiefs stun the Texans in one of the most memorable playoff games in history, 51-31.6:28 p.m.:  After some garbage time yards, Frank Clark sacks Watson on fourth down and we’re going victory formation in KC.6:17 p.m.:  Three-and-out for KC and the Tecans take over following a punt on their own 7-yard line.6:12 p.m.:  Turnover on downs after Watson scrambles and he just can’t connect with Hopkins. 4:53 left in the game.6:08 p.m.:  The clock is ticking, seven minutes left in the fourth quarter. Houston down 20. This game is over.6:02 p.m. KANSAS CITY SCORING PLAY: Butker puts a kick through the uprights to extend the KC lead to 20. 51-31 Chiefs, midway through the fourth.5:57 p.m.:  And the Texans turnover on downs after another Watson pass was nearly intercepted.5:54 p.m.:  Tyrann Mathieu drops an easy interception in the end zone. Big oof. 5:47 p.m. KANSAS CITY SCORING PLAY: Another quick-strike drive here and Mahomes finds Blake Bell for a touchdown. KC answers and extends their lead back to 17. 5:38 p.m. HOUSTON SCORING PLAY: Watson goes airborn for a touchdown. Texans pull within 10. 41-31 Chiefs.. @DeshaunWatson leaps in!A five-yard TD run pulls the @HoustonTexans within 10. #WeAreTexans #NFLPlayoffs📺: #HOUvsKC on CBS📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:— NFL (@NFL) January 12, 20205:37 p.m.:  A Watson 39-yard pass to Fuller and it’s first-and-goal at the 5-yard line.5:34 p.m.:  Texans down 17, they need to come away with points on this drive, with just over 2 1/2 minutes left in the game.5:27 p.m. KANSAS CITY SCORING PLAY: Williams with his second touchdown of the day. Right up the gut for six. Chiefs are firing on all cylinders.5:24 p.m.:  First-and-goal for the Chiefs now. Just under six minutes left in the quarter. 5:17 p.m.:  Frank Clark with a big sack on third down to kill the Texans drive.5:15 p.m.:  Travis Kelce has a hamstring injury and is questionable to return. Could loom large in this game. 5:08 p.m. KANSAS CITY SCORING PLAY: Damien Williams with a two-yard rush. Kansas City is up 34-24 after Butker misses the kick. 5:06 p.m.:  Mahomes rushes to the 10-yard line. 5:03 p.m.:  And we’re back and the Chiefs have a quick first down. DeAndre Hopkins apparently suffered a rib injury at the end of the first half, but is jogging back out now.4:48 END OF SECOND QUARTER:  Unbelievable. Fairbairn misses the kick at the end of the half, and the Chiefs get the ball coming out of the break. A 28-point second quarter for KC is the stuff of legends.4:46 p.m.:  Watson to Hopkins for 38-yards and 19 seconds left in the half. A few yards outside of field goal distance. 4:39 p.m. KANSAS CITY SCORING PLAY: Mahomes scrambles left and dumps it off to Kelce for the touchdown. Kansas City comes all the way back to take the lead. This is unbelievable. Chiefs up 28-24 with 44 seconds left in the half.THIS IS WHERE LEGENDS ARE MADE.— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) January 12, 20204:36 p.m.:  Kelce can’t be guarded right now. Chiefs on the 19-yard line and Mahomes scrambles for another 15 yards.4:32 p.m.:  Chiefs are driving and have life. Mahomes just scrambled for 30-plus and they’re now inside Texans territory, down three points at the two-minute warning.4:26 p.m.:  Houston driving now and just entered Kansas City territory. Just over four minutes left in the half.4:21 p.m. KANSAS CITY SCORING PLAY: Mahomes finds Kelce again on a rollout, and KC is down just three points now. This is unbelievable to watch.Mahomes. Kelce. Again.THREE TDs in THREE minutes.And just like that it’s a three-point game! #NFLPlayoffs #ChiefsKingdom📺: #HOUvsKC on CBS📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:— NFL (@NFL) January 12, 20204:19 p.m.:  This game is officially drunk. Houston’s DeAndre Carter fumbles on the kickoff and the Chiefs are in prime scoring position again, on the 6-yard line. 4:15 p.m. KANSAS CITY SCORING PLAY: Mahomes finds Kelce, who just ekes it past the goal line for six. Here come the Chiefs. 24-14.4:11 p.m.:  Houston tried faking the punt and KC stops it. Kansas City takes over in Texans territory. 4:04 p.m. KANSAS CITY SCORING PLAY: Touchdoooooooown Kan-sas City! Damien Williams grabs a TD and the Chiefs get on the board. 24-7 in the second.Damien Williams JUST got his head around in time 🔥🔥 @TooLoose26— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) January 12, 20204:03 p.m.:  Mecole Hardman with a big-time return and Travis Kelce with a catch and he is trying to get this team pumped up. Chiefs inside the red zone.3:58 p.m. HOUSTON SCORING PLAY: Fairbairn kicks a 31-yarder and the Texans take a 24-point lead early in the second.3:54 p.m.:  Credit to Houston right now, who can do no wrong: they’re moving the ball and playing ferocious defense. Knocking on the door of another score.3:48 p.m. END OF FIRST QUARTER:  Well, that was quite a start. Texans are up 21-0, which is what everyone saw coming, right?3:48 p.m.:  This has been a miserable first quarter for the Chiefs. Dropped passes, miscues and just sloppy play. Still plenty of game left, but KC needs to get something done quick. 3:38 p.m. HOUSTON SCORING PLAY: Watson finds Darrin Fells for a touchdown over the middle. Texans up 21-0, still some time left in the first quarter.3:36 p.m.:  Tyreek Hill was back for the punt return — and he muffs the punt. Houston gets the ball back at the 5-yard line. Just surreal. 3:27 p.m.:  Chiefs punt the ball away after a decent looking drive. Mahomes and the offense victimized by another bad drop that would have had the first down.3:22 p.m.:  Chiefs get another shot here, with 10:01 left in the first quarter. Not the start Kansas City wanted but plenty of time left in this one.3:18 p.m. HOUSTON SCORING PLAY: Holy cow. The Texans block a punt and bring it back for a touchdown. Texans up 14-0 early. Stunning.AND THE @HOUSTONTEXANS BLOCK IT. RETURN IT. TOUCHDOWN.Early 14-0 lead. #NFLPlayoffs #WeAreTexans📺: #HOUvsKC on CBS📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile:— NFL (@NFL) January 12, 20203:12 p.m. HOUSTON SCORING PLAY: Watson hits Kenny Stills for a 54-yard touchdown reception on a third-and-1. Stills was wide, wide, wide open. Blown assignment led to the easy throw and catch. Houston up 7-0 early.last_img read more


first_img:08 Here’s why you can’t trust “Them”! When Plaxico Buress went to jail for shooting his own leg, “They” said good. Then “They” said his career was over and he would never play again. And then when he got out of jail “They” said no one would touch him with a 10 foot pole. Now “They” are mad because he didn’t sign with the Steelers…C’mon man, “You guys” can’t have it both ways. You know who “you” are!!!:07 It’s Steeler Timer…Let’s get ready to RRRUUUMMMBBBLLLEEE! I guarantee we will be back in the Super Bowl and remember, “Revenge is best served cold!”:06 I don’t know the name of the old worst movie of all time, but the new worst movie of all time is “Cowboys versus Aliens.” You know I keep you posted on what to see. Please, please, please, please, in the name of the late great James Brown (The Godfather of Soul for you suburban readers) do not, I repeat, do not go see this movie! They took pieces from Alien I, II and III, the Magnificent Seven and any James Bond and Star Wars movie, shook it up in a Hollywood bag and threw it at the screen. (No not L.C. Greenwood “Hollywood Bags” you nitwit).:05 I know you all don’t really care, at least you pretend that you don’t, but Hines Ward and Kym Johnson, his Dancing with the Stars partner, are hooked up. She’s been in Pittsburgh way too much. That show’s been over for two months. She’s got the boy driving and drinking. You know that’s love…take it to the bank.):04 Best weekend ever? The Connie Hawkins Middle School Boys Tournament and Championship won by Imani Christian Academy over Pittsburgh Pressure and the Champions! Armon Gilliam Memorial Youth Summer Basketball Camp, over 200 outstanding young people in total. It was fantastic. (Details on both programs coming next week.):03 Next up, The Champions Mixed Doubles Celebrity Tennis Tournament, Labor Day Monday, at the Highland Park Tennis Courts. All combos welcome. Call The Champions to register. 412-628-4856.:02 If it’s First Friday, it’s old school par-tay time at the Club Health and Fitness Center in Monroeville. This Friday, Aug. 5 (That’s right. It’s August already.) Starring the Diamond Models, The Legendary Truly Yours Models and D.J. MeanGee. And on top of all that, it’s Renea and Foxy Roxy’s birthday. You missed the par-tays all summer. Don’t miss this one. Call Five Starr Corp. for information at 412-628-4856.:01 Pittsburgh Pirates listen to me and listen good. Do not go into a slump when the Steelers get it crackin…These make believe fans will leave you faster than “JLo” left Mark Anthony. How do you cheat on Jennifer Lopez! I don’t get it!?!?DOUBLE OVERTIME:00 Big, Big Shout-out to the Champions crew for this past week of basketball history. Alia Carter and the girls, Alex, Anthony, Coach Warren Wilson, Coach Gene Wilson, Coach Ben, Coach D.J., Coach William Burgess, Coach Mike and huge props to Jay and the fabulous Penn Hills YMCA and their tremendous staff. HOO-RAH!!!GAME OVER BILL NEAL :10 Randy Moss says he’s done. I don’t believe it…I think he’s testing the money waters and staying out of pre-season training camp. But if he does retire, he will be a first-round Hall of Fame lock and will finish as one of the 10 best wide receivers of all time.:09 Speaking of 10 best of all time…and I was, I saw the great Lynn Swann recently. Old school knows him as one of the top ten wide receivers of all time, if not top 5, but young folks know him as the owner of the Pittsburgh Power Arena Football team and “that guy” that ran for governor. Hey young folks, check your virtual history and you’ll find that Swann was, in fact, the greatest Super Bowl receiver of all time and by the looks of him, he could still turn in a Super Bowl performance!! Jerry Rice who?last_img read more

Olympia Fire Department Earns Class 2 Rating

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The City of OlympiaThe Olympia Fire Department was just notified by the Washington Survey and Rating Bureau (WSRB) that it’s insurance rating has been upgraded from a Class 3 to a Class 2. WSRB evaluates all Washington communities for their fire protection/suppression capability using a schedule approved by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. WSRB assigns each community a Protection Class of 1 through 10, where 1 indicates exemplary fire protection capabilities, and 10 indicates the capabilities, if any, are insufficient for insurance credit.Our business community will have an opportunity to reduce their fire insurance costs by an estimated 15% or more. The Class 2 rating makes Olympia more attractive to businesses that may wish to relocate because of lower costs of doing business.During the grading process, the WSRB evaluated four major areas: Fire Department, water supply, emergency communications, and fire safety control (fire prevention, public education, and building code enforcement). The Fire Department was reviewed for distribution of fire stations, engine companies, ladder companies, pumping capacity, apparatus maintenance, department personnel and training. The water supply was reviewed for fire flow capabilities, hydrant locations, and system maintenance. The community’s 911 system is evaluated on its ability to receive and handle calls for emergency services. Lastly, the Fire Prevention Division and Building Inspection Services were evaluated for their abilities to inspect new construction and existing businesses in the City, as well as application of local codes and ordinances. Olympia is one of only four fire departments statewide that have a Class 2 rating. Seattle, Bellevue, and Federal Way are the only other Class 2 rated communities. No one in the State of Washington has achieved a Class 1 rating.last_img read more


first_imgSpina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI) has expressed disappointment at the Government’s failure to protect and invest in people with disabilities and their families in Budget 2014.Frank LarkinThe Donegal-based chairman of SBHI Frank Larkin SBHI said following on from comments by An Taoiseach last week, they were optimistic coming into this budget.“We were hopeful that there would be some flexibility and adjustment in the Budget statement. Recognition by the Taoiseach last week that people have had a really difficult time over the last number of years was most welcome. He also stated that the Cabinet was working on the fairest and most equitable budget possible. “However, there is little sign of this Budget being either fair or equitable for people with disabilities and their families. The disability movement has been hit hard by harsh outcomes of previous budgets, the social infrastructure that exists to support them has been decimated and the initiatives announced today do too little to reverse that. Yet again there has been no commitment from Government to support people with disabilities and their families.”“The Government has made several commitments to people with disabilities and their families over the last few years. There was the commitment made by both An Taoiseach and the Tánaiste prior to the General Election that disability was their number one social justice priority. There are the disability commitments in the Programme for Government 2010. And, there was the publication last July of the National Disability Implementation Plan. However, none of these commitments have been progressed in this budget.”SBHI welcomes some positive measures for people with disabilities and their families, including free GP care for under 5’s, €20m for community mental health services and additional funds for the housing adaptation grants.However they are disappointed to see the €113m savings from medical cards and the abolition of the telephone allowance. “This Budget and Government policy in general fails to coherently integrate people with disabilities into public service reform. This Budget again fails to meet people with disabilities ambition to live in the community with dignity and independence.“Economic concerns have overtaken the social in this Budget. Although the two realms remain firmly linked in reality, failure to begin the restoration of supports and services for people with disabilities has further disconnected them in practice. We need to develop strategic and sustainable plans for social inclusion, but the measures revealed today have weakened that opportunity.”“Disability, chronic illness and mental health needs are experienced by individuals and families across the life course. These people are all experiencing the effects of the on-going recession in addition to the challenges that they face related to their disability. Prioritising supports for this life contingency, given the existence of the implementation plan for the National Disability Strategy, is the most cost effective way of providing some ‘easing’ for people with disabilities and their families”.In conclusion, “We come out from under the IMF bailout in December, while there is no commitment to underpinning the priority social justice issue of disability and mental health as stated by Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore on the eve of the general election. People with disabilities and their families now clearly understand that government are not determined to keep their promise to them even now that we are out of the IMF bailout.”  NO COHERENT PLAN FOR DISABLED IN BUDGET 2014 SAYS DONEGAL CAMPAIGNER was last modified: October 15th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Budget 2014DisabilityFrank Larkinlast_img read more