Parsons to Support NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Office Upgrade Program

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business Districts News Parsons to Support NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Office Upgrade Program From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 10:56 am 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. More Cool Stuff Parsons announced that it has received a contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for its Office Upgrade Program Management Services contract at its 176-acre site near Pasadena, CA. Parsons will provide program management, architectural design services, construction administration services (related to the architectural design), and construction management services for the laboratory, which is managed by the California Institute of Technology.These new contracts continue our strong relationship with JPL, NASA, and Caltech,” stated Carey Smith, Parsons Group President. “Parsons has a history of 40+ years providing engineering, procurement, and construction services on projects ranging from the Deep Space Network Communication Complexes to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.”JPL is a national research facility that specializes in robotic exploration of the solar system, and it has 19 spacecraft and 10 major instruments conducting planetary, Earth science, and space-based astronomy missions.Parsons is a technology-driven engineering services firm with more than 70 years of experience in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries. The corporation is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, defense, security, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, systems design/engineering, cyber/converged security, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Subscribe 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Take a Tour Round SJP & Matthew Broderick’s House & More

first_img View Comments More Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown in the U.K. Staying with London theater for a minute, Hadyn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern will join the previously announced Tamsin Greig in the U.K. premiere of David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane’s new musical adaptation of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Directed by Bartlett Sher, the limited engagement will begin previews on December 20 at the Playhouse Theatre. Opening night is set for January 12, 2015. Has Benedict Cumberbatch Found His Ophelia? Benedict Cumberbatch has his eye on a Broadway alum. The Sherlock star, who will headline the sold-out production of Hamlet at London’s Barbican next year, thinks that Jessica Chastain (The Heiress) could be his Ophelia. “She can come and join our party if she wants,” Cumberbatch told Yahoo! Movies, after Chastain expressed interest in playing the heroine. “She hasn’t aged out of our production. I’m an older Hamlet, and we can all be contemporaries in the young world of that play.” Just in case Chastain doesn’t want to join your party, Benedict, we at will always be here to get it started. Matt Doyle and More Team Up for The Lost Boy Broadway’s Matt Doyle, Jennifer Cody, Sheffield Chastain, Chad Kimball, Mary Beth Peil, Elizabeth Morton and Oscar winner James Lecesne will appear in an industry reading of Ron Pallilo’s The Lost Boy. Helmed by Tony Speciale, the play will be performed at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios on September 15 and 16. We’re keeping an eye on this one… The Obies Switch It Up Changes are afoot with The Obie Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway. The American Theatre Wing has entered into a partnership with the Village Voice to co-present the honor. Next year will mark the Award’s 60th anniversary and we look forward to seeing what they’ve got in store for the event in May 2015.center_img Zachary Quinto & Brian Cox Set for NBC’s The Slap NBC’s The Slap is tapping Broadway vets left, right and center! Zachary Quinto and Brian Cox will join the previously reported Mary-Louise Parker and Peter Sarsgaard in the mini-series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Slap follows a family in crisis after Quinto’s character slaps another couple’s misbehaving child. Take a Tour Round SJP & Matthew Broderick’s House Yes we know it’s nosy, but we couldn’t resist taking a sneak peek. Stage and screen stars Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker have listed their New York townhouse for sale and it’s as fashionably exquisite as you might expect. The Daily Mail reports that the historic five-story, 6800-square-foot home comes complete with cavernous closets (naturally), a terraced garden and working fireplaces. Pricetag? $22 million… Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.last_img read more

LA Dodgers making their bids for postseason roster

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> Game 4 of a potential National League Division Series between the Dodgers and Washington Nationals would be played on Oct. 11. But the auditions to start that game are beginning this week.Left-handers Brett Anderson and Scott Kazmir will return from their health issues to start Thursday and Friday, respectively, against the Colorado Rockies. In both cases, the Dodgers will be evaluating the veterans for inclusion on the postseason roster.Kazmir has not pitched in a game since Aug. 22 due to thoracic spine inflammation. He was scheduled to make a rehab start for Triple-A Oklahoma City over the weekend but the OKC Dodgers were eliminated from the playoffs and Kazmir threw a simulated game on Sunday instead.During that 60-pitch workout, Kazmir developed a blister on the middle knuckle of his ring finger. He threw a 35-pitch bullpen session at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday with the blister covered and was pronounced ready to pitch. “With Kaz, he’s been dealing with injuries for the second half of the season,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Kazmir, in particular. “Talking to Scott and (pitching coach Rick) Honey(cutt), he feels good and he’s in a good place.“I think we have to find out what we have in him. He’s a guy that we have high expectations for. We have all year. It’s been a tough year for him. But where he’s at we’re confident he can regain his form and pitch well for us.”The Dodgers have to “find out” the same thing about Anderson who has made just two big-league starts this season since returning from back surgery – and both were horrible. He allowed 11 runs on 14 hits (three home runs) in just four combined innings in those two starts. Shut down with a blister on the index finger of his pitching hand following his most recent big-league start on August 20, Anderson made one rehab start for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga early this month but aggravated the blister. He finally appears to be healthy after throwing five solid innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City in its playoff series last week.“When Brett is right – and he hasn’t been right his last couple turns with the blister, the ball wasn’t sinking,” Roberts said. “But from what I understand his last start he was right and the ball was sinking. We feel he gives us a very good chance to win tomorrow night and then after tomorrow night we’ll see where the next start takes us. And I think the same thing for Kaz as well. Kaz hasn’t been healthy but I’ve got complete confidence in our training staff and in Kaz that he feels ready to give us a chance to win. I think his track record has to be given some credit, some acknowledgement.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Rookies Brock Stewart and Jose De Leon are also “in the mix,” Roberts said, though he indicated Ross Stripling would be considered more for a long relief role on a potential playoff roster.All of this could be academic anyway. The schedule for a best-of-five NLDS makes a three-man rotation an option if a team is willing to bring back its Game 1 starter on three days’ rest to pitch in a Game 4. The Game 2 starter would line up to pitch Game 5 on regular rest.Kershaw has done the Game 1-4 short-rest combo in the NLDS each of the past three Octobers. That decision will carry more weight this season given the fact that Kershaw spent 75 days on the DL this season with a herniated disc in his lower back.Elbow roomDodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal opened the season on the DL with a strained right forearm that impacted his slow start. Now a sore right elbow that Roberts acknowledged was “a similar thing” could impact Grandal’s play down the stretch and into the playoffs.Roberts gave Grandal back-to-back days off over the weekend in Arizona to rest the elbow and had him out of the starting lineup for the third time in five days Wednesday, giving Carlos Ruiz the start against Giants left-hander Matt Moore. The elbow discomfort is likely to be an issue for the remainder of the Dodgers’ season and into the playoffs.“I think it’s something that he feels considerably better than he did four or five days ago,” Roberts said Wednesday. “I think it’s still going to be there but I don’t think it’s going to impede any type of performance.”A year ago, Grandal’s offensive production tailed off dramatically in the final two months of the season as he played through a shoulder injury that required off-season surgery. He is in the middle of a similar dropoff. Over his past 24 games, Grandal has gone 13 for 73 (.178) with 27 strikeouts and a .620 OPS. In his 38 games before that, he had a .307 average, 1.122 OPS and 15 home runs.last_img read more

Lorrie Jones Speaks On Eating Mindfully At Olympia Timberland Library

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Timberland Regional LibraryLorrie Jones, certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and an expert on emotional eating, will be at the Olympia Timberland Library to speak on why we eat (or don’t eat), how to create mindful eating habits, and learn guidelines to keep pounds off for life. The presentation takes place after regular library hours, from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., on Wednesday, October 24. Like all Timberland library programs, the presentation is free of charge.Dieting is a multi-billion dollar a year industry in our country. Yet it has been reported that 95 to 98 percent of all the weight lost in the United States is gained back in a year to a year and a half. Diets don’t work, according to Jones, because they are based on inadequacy and shame.Mindfulness is bringing a focused awareness to the present moment, non-judgmentally, and developing freedom from reactive, habitual patterns of thinking, feeling and acting. As Jones explains it, mindful eating is respecting our own inner wisdom, choosing food that is both pleasing and nourishing by using all of our senses to savor and enjoy food without judgment, and learning to be aware of physical hunger and satiation to guide our decision to begin eating and to stop eating.Jones offers acceptance and understanding to people struggling with eating issues and provides information and her personal story. As a younger woman, Jones tried numerous diets, losing and gaining a combined total of 1,900 pounds over a ten-year period.Jones is a Washington State Certified Counselor with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, certification in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and Beginning, Advanced and Senior Yoga and Mat Pilates. Her website is Olympia Timberland Library is at 313 8th Avenue SE. For more information, call (360) 352-0595 or go to read more

Sinusitis – Will Antibiotics Help Or Not?

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Dr. Samantha Ritchie, Vantage PhysiciansColds are incredibly common, and they often involve sinus pain.  You know the sensation –you go through a whole box of Kleenex, you feel crummy and have a low grade fever.  Your sinuses feel stuffy and if you lean over, you get sinus pain.  But is it a true bacterial sinus infection, and would antibiotics help?It turns out that almost all sinus infections are viral.  According to Up To Date, only 0.5-2% of patients with sinus symptoms have bacterial sinus infections.  The medical term for this is “bacterial rhinosinusitis.”  That means that only 2 out of 100 patients with an upper respiratory infection and sinus symptoms will benefit from antibiotics. Despite this, over 85% of patients who present with sinus symptoms in the United States are given antibiotics.The problem with overprescribing antibiotics is bacteria can quickly become resistant, and soon the antibiotics don’t work anymore.  Antibiotics can also cause problems like diarrhea or allergic reactions.How can you tell if your head cold is likely to be a true bacterial sinus infection?  It is generally not possible to tell a viral from a bacterial sinus infection in the first 10 days of illness based on history, exam, or even x-rays.  However, here are three clues that point to a bacterial, rather than a viral cause:Persistent symptoms or signs of  sinusitis lasting 10 or more days with no clinical improvementOnset with severe symptoms (fever > 102°F and thick, discolored  nasal discharge or facial pain) lasting at least three consecutive days at the beginning of illnessOnset with worsening symptoms following a viral upper respiratory infection that lasted five to six days and was initially improvingRegardless of whether your sinus symptoms are caused by a virus or by bacteria, here are some things that may make you feel better:Analgesics like ibuprofen or TylenolNasal saline irrigation, with saline nasal sprays or a Neti PotNasal spray decongestants for no more than three daysOral antihistamine/decongestantsLying on a comfy sofa with a good book, preferably with a nice fire in the fireplaceThe next time you get a head cold, this information may help you decide whether you are best served by just waiting it out, or discussing your symptoms with your doctor.If you do not have your own family doctor, why not call Vantage Physicians?  We are a Direct Medical Practice offering our patients same day/next day appointments.  For $95 per month, you get your own personal physician, on call, 24/7.  We offer traditional office visits where you are seen at your appointed time for 30-60 minutes, telephone calls directly with your physician and email visits.  If you are tired of being treated like a number or a disease you will appreciate the doctors at Vantage Physicians, for more information check out our website at or call us at (360) 438-1161.last_img read more