Reception Slated to Honor Retiring Sierra Madre City Clerk Nancy Schollenberger

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News The community is invited to join the City of Sierra Madre in celebrating outgoing City Clerk Nancy Sue Shollenberger for her 32 years of service from 1984 – 2016.The reception will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 5:30 p.m. at the Hart Park House Senior Center, 222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre.Nancy Sue Shollenberger was first elected as City Clerk in 1984 and will serve until April 26, 2016. Shollenberger, along with her husband and two children, moved to Sierra Madre in 1968. In 1972, Nancy started her own business, The Sierra Madre Answering and Secretarial Service. After cell phones and computers came into being, Nancy closed down her business in 2000. In 1984, Gary Adams approached Nancy’s husband and asked him if he thought Nancy might consider being City Clerk. Nancy was very busy with her business and raising their two children, and never thought about being City Clerk. Of course, Shollenberger was honored that a City Council Member would think about her, so she considered it and decided to run in 1984.Shollenberger has spent the last 32 years serving as City Clerk and her dedication will be honored at the April 27th reception. Government Reception Slated to Honor Retiring Sierra Madre City Clerk Nancy Schollenberger Published on Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 5:20 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. Community News More Cool Stuff Community News HerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 Subscribelast_img read more

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Wave-current interactions in a wave-dominated tidal inlet

first_imgWave-current interactions play a major role in the dynamics of shallow tidal inlets. This study investigates these interactions at a natural inlet, with a strong focus on current-induced changes on wave propagation. The analysis of hydrodynamic data collected at the Albufeira lagoon, Portugal, revealed spatiotemporal variations of water levels and wave heights along the inlet, attributed to wave-current interaction processes. We compared the simulations of a coupled wave-circulation modeling system, computed with and without waves, and propagated with and without current feedback. The wave-induced setup inside the lagoon represented 7%–15% of the offshore significant wave height. The accuracy of the wave’s predictions improved when current feedback was included. During ebb, the currents increased the wave height at the mouth of the inlet (up to 20%) and decreased the wave height in the inlet (up to 40%), due to current-induced refraction, steepness dissipation, and partial blocking. During flood, the currents decreased the wave height in the inlet (up to 10%) and increased the wave height at the exterior parts of the ebb shoal (up to 10%), due to current-induced refraction. These effects significantly attenuate seaward sediment fluxes during ebb and contribute to the sediment accretion in the inlet.last_img read more

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JUDICIAL BIAS

first_imgJUDICIAL BIASGAVEL GAMUT By Jim RedwineThe National Judicial College has asked me to submit an article on Implicit Judicial Bias for inclusion in its magazine, Judicial Edge, because unfortunately, as proven by the #MeTooMovement, Ferguson Missouri, and our current political climate, implicit bias is all too explicit in the good ‘ole U.S. of A even in our courts. Therefore, I have submitted the following article to NJC and since judges throughout America may be wasting their time reading it, why, Gentle Reader, shouldn’t you? Here it is.A syllogism: All sentient humans have learned implicit biases, all judges are sentient human beings, ergo, all judges have implicit biases. The issue is not are judges biased. The issue is how can judges guard the people affected by the judge from her/his particular biases.Bias is a learned characteristic. Churches, mosques, synagogues, schools, news media, entertainment, sports organizations, hobbies, political parties, legal institutions, families, and friends are just some of the many teachers. I discovered some of my own predilections as a law student at Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington. In the entire student body, there was one African American male, three white females, fewer than five Jews, no Arabs and one Oriental male. In 1968-1970 that mix seemed fine to me. Most students looked and sounded like me. Those who did not did not raise any issue about it nor did I.As a practicing attorney for ten years, I never appeared in front of a female, Black or Asian trial judge. I did appear in front of one Jewish trial judge a few times; it was okay. I realize the demographics of law schools and trial courts have changed greatly in fifty years. My concern is the learned biases may have survived the new order, at least in the general behavior of the judiciary. Or, if some implicit biases have withered in the face of changing faces, have those prejudices morphed into others?When faced with trying a case with a Black protagonist or antagonist I sometimes remind myself of a case I prosecuted in 1974. The defendant was a coal-black, dreadlock wearing frequent flyer whom I had prosecuted for two prior felonies. His experienced white attorney pleaded for the defendant to not take the stand in front of the white judge and white jury and subject himself to my fiery cross-examination and the exposure of his unappealing rap sheet. However, the defendant loudly professed his innocence, of at least the crime in question, and demanded to tell his story. I was salivating.George Willie …, the defendant, took the stand, looked each juror in the eye and said, “I may be a criminal, but I did not break into that building and steal that television.” Then he turned to me and said, “Redwine, why is you always after me? We should be on the same side, the white man stole your land!”Well, the jury agreed with George Willie and I learned a lesson about my own implicit bias and George Willie’s. I just hope I never forget to apply this knowledge when I am judging others. I must acknowledge my implicit biases, bring them up in my analysis and then prevent them from affecting my judicial behavior and judgments. Of course, the knowledge a problem exists and the understanding it should be addressed do not guarantee a sentient judge will apply lessons learned from learned biases.George Willie’s bias as represented in his assumption I was a Native American and therefore must be prejudiced against the white power structure was a revelation to me. I was born on the Osage Nation where Indians were an assimilated part of the power structure. My friends were Indian and white but to me, they were just friends. Until George Willie’s bias placed me in a minority, I had never experienced the sense of being different or less than the majority. Thanks, George Willie. It was instructive that where I saw no difference in whites and Indians, I had learned in the segregated culture of Oklahoma in the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s to make negative judgments about African Americans.The following is another example, there could be many, of my own implicit biases. I served in a case in which a twelve-year-old African American girl claimed she was raped by five teenaged African American males. My instincts led me to believe her in that case of sexual misconduct because she was first of all female and secondly young. But, I regret to admit, because the defendants were young, Black males, I found myself almost apoplectically unable to fairly judge the young men who had been waived to adult court and faced many years in prison. Fortunately, the local Black community was not subject to my particular biases. Several Black witnesses stepped up and established the girl was more a juvenile Jezebel than an ingenue. As the evidence developed, I realized I could have easily allowed my prejudices to help create several grave miscarriages of justice. Fortunately, the jury saw things more objectively.So, as a judge, I endeavor to remember the all-white church where I spent my first eighteen years, the mostly white law school where I studied precedent while failing to recognize prejudice and the practice of law in which what I thought was open-mindedness was nearer myopia. Today when judging I strive each day to unlearn those lessons.FOOTNOTE: For more Gavel Gamut articles go to www.jamesmredwine.com Or “Like” us on Facebook at JPegRanchBooksandKnitting FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Long Island Weather: 1st Blizzard Forecast for 2013

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch for Suffolk County as a powerful winter storm barrels toward Long Island, possibly bringing up to a foot of snow and damaging winds Friday and Saturday.The blizzard watch is in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon, the weather service said on its website, noting that a winter storm watch remains in effect in Nassau County through Saturday afternoon.Forecasters who issued the blizzard watch said Suffolk residents could expect heavy snow, wind gusts of up to 60 mph and snow accumulation of eight to 12 inches in Suffolk.Although meteorologists have yet to issue a blizzard watch for Nassau, the weather service is predicting significant snowfall in the county and dangerous driving conditions.Nassau may see accumulation of six to 10 inches of snow, wind gusts of up to 60 mph and temperatures in the low 30s. Visibility, forecasters said, will be one half mile or less at times.“Heavy snow will make for dangerous driving conditions,” the weather service wrote in a statement on its website for both counties. “The heavy snow and strong winds could result in blizzard conditions…bringing down some tree limbs…and causing scattered power outages.”The potential blizzard can lead to whiteout conditions and make travel very dangerous, the NWS said.Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano will hold a noon press conference Thursday to discuss storm preparation.last_img read more

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‘It will start at midnight’: Indonesia insists on travel ban despite China’s protest

first_imgIndonesia has insisted on imposing a travel ban to and from China as an effort to prevent a deadly coronavirus from spreading into the country, even after a Chinese envoy expressed his disagreement over the plan.Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi confirmed that Indonesia would stick to the travel ban, which will take effect at 12 a.m. on Wednesday.“Yes, it will start at [midnight],” Budi told reporters on Tuesday. “We’re doing what other countries have already done. We have been very careful about this.” Budi said meetings with the management of domestic airlines would take place on Wednesday to discuss related matters, including the calculation of potential losses they may suffer as a result of the policy.He added that the government was finalizing a policy regarding cargo planes if goods were still being flown to Indonesia. It includes a requirement that the flight crew must undergo a medical inspection upon arrival and cannot get off the plane.Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia Xiao Qian previously asked Indonesia to follow the advice of the World Health Organization (WHO), which has not recommended that countries restrict travel to and from China despite having declared a global emergency over the new coronavirus.“In this situation, we need to be calm. Don’t overreact and do something that would have a negative impact on investments and the [Indonesian] economy,” Xiao told reporters in Jakarta during a press briefing on Tuesday. Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi told a televised news conference on Sunday that Indonesia would immediately bar visitors who had been in China for 14 days.Earlier on Sunday, the government flew 243 Indonesians from China and placed them under quarantine at a military base on the sparsely populated Natuna Regency in Riau Islands.Budi said the government was also discussing efforts to handle around 3,000 Indonesian citizens who were still in China at the moment.Transiting in a country that has not imposed a travel ban on China was one solution, he said.Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Wishnutama Kusubandio said the travel ban would be a big challenge for the country’s tourism as the number of Chinese tourists was quite large, about 2 million in a year.“Once again, our main priority is protecting the health of the Indonesian people. That is the main thing to consider at the moment,” he said.He said the ministry would instead boost domestic tourism and encourage local tourists to travel within Indonesia, also for the sake of reducing the risk of contracting the coronavirus abroad.“Together with the Transportation Ministry, we will set a meeting with about 30 airlines to see the possibility of switching their international routes to domestic ones,” he said, adding that regions most affected by the travel ban would be Bali, North Sulawesi and Bintan Island in Riau.Topics :last_img read more

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Residents of Letterkenny estate to hold public protest in Lifford over water outages

first_imgA public protest against ongoing water issues will be held on behalf of residents of Gort Na Gréine, Letterkenny in Lifford on Monday. A spokesperson for the group said that residents of the private estate had suffered severe problems with water access for well over ten years.Local community activist, Finn O Donnell said it was time water outages in the area were resolved once and for all. He said: “It’s disgusting plain and simple. We have families going without a basic human right for over a decade and still there is nothing being done.“The residents are fed up with it and rightly so. I urge everyone who can make it, to come out to Lifford and attend this protest.”The protest will take place on April 15 outside the Donegal County Council Office in Lifford when the final meeting of councillors before the next election is due to take place on May 24.A statment released by the Gort Na Greine Residents Association on Saturday said that the residents had been ‘let down’ by the council for over a decade.”We as residents have been having issues with water in our estate for 10 years,” the statement read. “Time after time we have been let down by the council.“This is a privately built estate with a mixture of privately owned homes, some council-owned houses.“All we want is our basic human right to water. We won’t stop now until we receive this.“We will start with a protest at Monday’s meeting in Lifford and if there is no positive outcome, then we will escalate this to further protests.”Residents of Letterkenny estate to hold public protest in Lifford over water outages was last modified: April 13th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:gort na greineletterkennylast_img read more

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Twitter Sells #BCS Chatter to the Onion

first_imgRelated Posts marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The college football championship bowl game between Auburn and Oregon will be played Monday in Arizona and though the serious media coverage is sure to be intense – the trending topic on Twitter has been sponsored by the comedians at The Onion. Specifically by The Onion’s new sports video show Onion SportsDome, which will launch the next day as a prime time show on Comedy Central.“Yes, Onion Sports Network and #SportsDome now own #BCS. Take that, Tostitos” is the text of the sponsored tweet that will sit on top of Twitter conversation about the game tomorrow. The Frito-Lay Tostitos brand corn chips are the official sponsor of the Bowl Championship Series. If it’s a social media world, the college football establishment may have just gotten upstaged.In a profile of SportsDome, NPR’s Mike Pesca says the TV show will be “is not for the easily, moderately, or even rarely offended.” Baratunde Thurston, Director of Digital at The Onion, called the sponsored trend campaign “#Badass” on Twitter tonight. Can the Onion do sports? For the show to launch with a promotion like this on Twitter bodes well. It also bodes well for the sense of humor in the Twitter advertising department.When Twitter launched its sponsored trends advertising product in June, we called it a brave new type of advertising. Not every potential advertiser will feel comfortable calling attention to free-form Tweets that could say anything about them. Apparently if you don’t buy a trend about your organization or event, though, The Onion might buy it themselves.Disclosure: This post’s author is an Oregon grad, but will be cheering for The Onion durring the big game. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#humor#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Ateneo rout a ‘wakeup call’ for UP early in UAAP Season 80

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Tyler Tio makes up for lost time, debuts with a splash for Ateneo LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 “What happened to us was like a wakeup call. We need to recover quickly,” said Desiderio in Filipino after his team slipped to 1-1. “It was really a struggle, we were scouted very well and almost all of our plays were countered.”UP head coach Bo Perasol called it a “rude awakening” but it was also something that his Fighting Maroons were eager to move past.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“We had to move on immediately,” said Perasol in Filipino. “There’s really nothing left to do, we lost badly but it happens. We move on to Sunday and hope that we have a better game.”Against the hot shooting Blue Eagles, the Maroons were dismal on the floor, going 25-of-67 from the field. They also got sorely outrebounded, 51-38. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines was on a high after a dramatic 74-73 opening win over University of Santo Tomas after wingman Paul Desiderio hit a dagger of a three-pointer on Sunday.Come Wednesday, the Fighting Maroons were sent crashing back to reality after Ateneo put on a display for the convincing 92-71 win as the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament continued.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ For Desiderio’s part, he finished with just nine points on 4-of-18 shooting after scoring 17 points against the Growling Tigers.“I think we were complacent and we weren’t focused because of that,” said Desiderio. “I wasn’t able to adjust, I was too focused on scoring.”UP has a chance to bounce back on Sunday against University of the East, which has yet to win in two matches so far.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next View comments BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightlast_img read more

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10 months agoCrystal Palace boss Hodgson: Zaha and China?

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace boss Hodgson: Zaha and China?by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson insists there’s been no offer from China for Wilfried Zaha.Hodgson has claimed Crystal Palace know nothing about a Chinese mega-money offer for Zaha in the January window.And Hodgson said: “The speculation we have had so far I have got to say I find it hard to take seriously but who knows? Perhaps I shall be very surprised.“I don’t know if you sign a new five-year contract in the Premier League and then go to China at the age of 26. But who knows? Perhaps I am naïve. Perhaps it does happen.”All I do know is that no-one at the club knows anything at all about this story.” last_img read more

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9 months agoDONE DEAL: Ex-Tottenham defender Steven Caulker joins Alanyaspor

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Ex-Tottenham defender Steven Caulker joins Alanyasporby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham defender Steven Caulker has joined Alanyaspor in the Turkish top flight.The 27-year-old has been without a club since leaving Dundee in September 2018.Caulker started his career at Tottenham, joined Cardiff for £8m in 2013 and moved to QPR for the same amount a year later.”He has his own goals. He is only 27 and hopefully he will take his career to a higher level,” said Alanyaspor president Hasan Cavusoglu.”He is big in our expectations,” said club president Hasan Cavusoglu.Caulker had loan spells at Southampton and Liverpool in the 2015-16 season. last_img read more

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