Northwest Jobfest and Community Resource Fair Announced

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News News Feature Stories Northwest Jobfest and Community Resource Fair Announced Northwest Jobfest supporters include Mayor Terry Tornek, City Manager Michael Beck, State Representative Chris Holden, and City Councilman Tyron Hampton. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | 3:16 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Make a comment Business News 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News center_img 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. Councilmember Tyron Hampton and Pasadena City Mayor Terry TornekThe Northwest Jobfest and Community Resource Fair will take place on Tremont Street (between N. Fair Oaks and Raymond) on Saturday, November 21, from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. It has been organized by the N. Fair Oaks Empowerment Initiative which is sponsored by the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA).“This community and the people who live here are the heart of Pasadena,” said City Councilman Tyron Hampton. “It’s not just ‘Northwest Pasadena.’ This is a hard working community.” Hampton sees the N. Fair Oaks Jobfest and Empowerment Initiative as an opportunity to bring about positive change.“North Fair Oaks is a place where people speed past on their way to somewhere else, not noticing how God is at work,” said Dr. Jill Shook, long-term community resident who helped to start the N. Fair Oaks Initiative and is helping coordinate the Northwest Jobfest. “Our team has worked diligently to plan this fair; and in the process we are learning about the many gifts and resources that defy the negative perception of this stretch of N. Fair Oaks.”“This is an opportunity to put into action something that will make a significant impact,” said Pastor John Bledsoe, President of IMA. The IMA has organized job fairs for the past five years, but this one is on a much larger scale and involves the whole community on N Fair Oaks from Howard to Woodbury.A mobile employment unit will provide support for writing resumes and immediate application to jobs via internet. There will be free dress shirts for first 10 job seekers provided by Tyron Hampton (District One City Councilmember) as well as health and housing services, tattoo removal, and opportunities for residents to share their talents and dreams for the community. There will also be a video game truck, bounce house, free hot dogs, free ice cream for kids, door prizes (TV and bike), community-building booths (face-painting, auditions to be on the stage, free haircuts, entertainment, folkloric dance and more). Local talent will offer music, dance and poetry.Pastors and community leaders will take part, including Mayor Tornek, City Manager Michael Beck and state assemblyman Chris Holden. City Councilmember Tyron Hampton said, “My office has made a commitment to this event because of the people of this great community. Their engagement and commitment to this initiative has been an inspiration to my team.”According to Dr. Shook, the goal of the N. Fair Oaks Empowerment Initiative is to help promote businesses, churches and non-profits between Howard and Woodbury on N. Fair Oaks as well as help improve this area. A hundred and fifty surveys were conducted from April to July asking the businesses, residents and churches about their concerns and dreams, and if they wanted to be part of planning this year’s fair. Survey results included slower traffic, cleaner streets and sidewalks, a safer and more walkable community, more parking, landscaping, and affordable housing, with a goal “to beautify and not gentrify.”“The N. Fair Oaks Empowerment Initiative is bringing people out of their closed doors,” said Pat Gause of the Bethlehem Church of Christ. “It has empowered even the committee to dream bigger, dare to think outside the box. We’ve gotten to know our neighbors on the corridor between Woodbury and Howard. They are basically hardworking people, trying to realize the American dream.”Pastor Joseph Martin, who has lived in Northwest Pasadena for 37 years doing “rescue work” with the “bruised and broken,” became involved with the N. Fair Oaks Empowerment Initiative because he feels it will “provide opportunities for those who don’t leave the neighborhood,” especially young people. “I’m interested in the long haul and in making long-term changes,” explained Pastor Martin. He and others on the Planning Team see the Jobfest as an important first step towards revitalizing this community.Sponsors include the City of Pasadena, the Northwest Commission, Alta Pasa Manor, Arnold Family Funeral Services, ARCO, Bethlehem Church of Christ, Blues Wireless Altadena, State Representative Chris Holden, CHAPcare, Cutting Up, El Caporal, Family Promise of San Gabriel Valley, Friends in Deed Pasadena, Grace Temple, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pasadena Mennonite Church, Metropolitan Baptist Church, Neighborhood Church, New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, New Hope Church, Options for Learning, Successful Opportunities, Rio Meat Market, Rio Fashion, The Big Yard Sale, and the Urban Village. 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News from the courts

first_img Previous articleBig freeze sees only six remainNext articleMembers sought by musical society admin Pipe bomb accused back in courtAPPEARING via video link at a sitting of Limerick District Court, 24-year-old William O’Dwyer will reappear on January 13 next when he will be formally serviced with the book of evidence relating to drugs and explosive charges before the court.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up O’Dwyer of Richmond Court, Mount Kennett Place, was questioned by gardai after he presented himself at the station and was charged with the possession of a pipe bomb in October of last year. The gardai allegedly caught a teenage girl carrying the ‘live’ explosive device in St Mary’s Park. Inspector Gerry Horan told the court that the file had been sent to the DPP on December 22 last, and they were awaiting the directions.Judge Aeneas McCarthy noted that “time had been running” in relation to the charges and adjourned the matter for two weeks and marked the case pre-emptory against the state for production of the Book of Evidence in relation to the charge contrary to Section 4 of the Explosive Substance Act 1883. Judge McCarthy also noted that O’Dwyer be returned to court on the same date to deal with other outstanding matters before the court. O’Dwyer was remanded back in custody to Limerick Prison. Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Print NewsLocal NewsNews from the courtsBy admin – January 7, 2010 1019 Man to be served book of evidence on robbery chargeA HANDBAG thief will be formally served with the book of evidence relating to a robbery in the city last month.Michael Power, Fairgreen, Ballysimon, who is currently serving a 10 month sentence for a handbag snatch last year, was ordered to be presented in court on January 13 by Judge Aeneas McCarthy. Power appeared via video link from Limerick Prison and, following an earlier failed application for bail, was remanded in custody on these charges.The 27-year-old is alleged to have snatched a handbag from an elderly lady at St Michael’s Church on Denmark Street, and gardai had earlier objected to the courts granting bail as under Section 2 of the Bail Act 1997. Linkedin Email Man arrested in possession of knifeA NINETEEN-year-old man appeared at Limerick District Court following his arrest on December 29 last in Limerick City, after gardai found him in possession of a knife and cannabis resin.Martin Morey, with an address of 10 Collins Avenue, was charged by garda Yohan Hunt with possession of the knife contrary to Section 9 (1) of the firearms and offensive weapons act 1990. Giving details in court, garda Hunt outlined that the accused made no reply when formally charged. The arresting officer also noted that an existing bench warrant was outstanding for the accused man in relation to Section 24 (3) of the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994 of giving a false or misleading name when questioned by gardai. Inspector Gerry Horan said that the state would consent to bail on the basis that a €200 cash lodgement be made. Judge Aeneas McCarthy remanded the accused in custody, with consent to bail, to appear again in court later this week. Murder accused remanded in custodyDRESSED in a blue and white tracksuit and appearing via video link to Limerick District Court, Kenneth Collopy, charged with the murder of Daniel Fitzgerald at Cloughdromin, Ballysimon, on December 8 of last year, was remanded back in to custody to Limerick Prison as the gardai finalise preparations of the Book of Evidence relating to the 24-year-old’s death. Inspector Gerry Horan sought a two week adjournment but the defence solicitor John Herbert, consented to a further 28 day remand. 19-year-old Collopy will be present in court on January 27 next when the book of evidence will be formally serviced. The accused made no reply during the three minute court sitting. last_img read more

MEP says that action must follow ISL recognition

first_imgWhatsApp “This government has failed our nurses and midwives” says Limerick TD RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsPoliticsMEP says that action must follow ISL recognitionBy Staff Reporter – December 15, 2017 1203 Liadh Ní RiadaSinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has given a guarded welcomed to the news that Irish Sign Language (ISL) is expected to be given full official language status in the coming days.The Ireland South MEP said it was a welcome development but warned that equality does not stop at recognition and that action must follow.“I’m delighted that the Dáil is to finally get around to debating the ISL Recognition Bill, albeit a year and a half after first being introduced to the Seanad,” she said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is tremendous news for the 50,000 plus ISL users in Ireland and a long overdue step to acknowledging the deaf community as a full, integral part of the wonderful tapestry that makes up our nation.“This is as issue I have been campaigning for not just in Ireland but in Europe where I was able to use my position on the Culture and Education Committee to put forward a successful amendment that saw the inclusion of Sign Language translation in the EU 2018 budget.“Most recently I raised the issue of ISL recognition at our party’s Ard Fheis last month.“The ISL Recognition Bill is a victory not just for the deaf community but for all groups seeking equality. All members of society deserve the same access to services and opportunities.“Deaf people face unique challenges in participating fully in society in both the public and private spheres.“In particular, as I met with various groups representing deaf people, I was horrified at the disadvantage and danger they are put in by barriers to accessing legal and healthcare services, as well as occupation health and safety alerts in their workplaces.“The ISL Recognition Bill is fantastic news but it must be about more than just recognition; real efforts must be made to instigate tangible change; genuine equality does not stop at recognition, action must follow.“It is crucial that ISL users are able to access all public services and in particular the Government must work with members of the deaf community to create a mechanism that would allow them full and timely access to public services. Deaf people must no longer be disadvantaged in the work place either, and Government must act to vindicate their rights to dignity, safety and equality at work.“This is not just a communication issue; it is an equality issue, an issue of workers’ rights and a human rights issue,” she declared.See more political news here Facebook Minister Harris “missing in action again” as crisis in University Hospital Limerick is raised in Dáil says Limerick TD Print Previous article#BREAKING Man pinned under van after warning of black iceNext articleLimerick students win trip to Brussels hosted by MEP Kelly Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSDailDeaf CommunityEqualityIreland SouthISLISL Recognition BillLiadh Ni RiadaMEPSinn Fein center_img Email Advertisement Call for rent controls and a ban on economic evictions Limerick TD calls for more resources for mental health services Twitter Fianna Fáil secures changes to Jobpath says Limerick TD Linkedin Limerick TD advocates for The Sale of Tickets Billlast_img read more

Panic unfolds at Orlando Airport after man attempts to breach security, travelers yell ‘gun’

first_imgiStock/Bogdan Khmelnytskyi(ORLANDO) — Chaos erupted at Orlando International Airport Saturday after a man tried to breach a security checkpoint and travelers yelled out that the suspect had a gun, police said.Video shows people running for cover just after noon when they believed the man, who police said reached into his pocket, was armed.Orlando Police tweeted that the suspect was unarmed.Police arrested the suspect, who has not been identified.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

Students to Receive Local Discounts

first_imgLocal businesses will offer more discounts for students shopping and eating in the South Bend community as early as fall break in an effort to engage students better with the surrounding area, off-campus concerns chair Emily LeStrange said. “We are taking a step towards acknowledging the possibility for embracing the college town environment in South Bend while respecting the community at the same time,” student body president Catherine Soler said. The program, officially titled Students for South Bend, will allow Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students to find discounts at local venues after presenting their student IDs, Soler said. “This is our cohesive attempt to reach out to the community in all different ways,” LeStrange said. “Students for South Bend is definitely a key component of the beND program.” The beND campaign is student government’s initiative to foster better community relations between South Bend and the Notre Dame student body. Student government began a list of more than 60 businesses it approached to offer discounts, and that list will continue to grow as student representatives work with Downtown South Bend and the Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph’s County, Soler said. “We are looking especially for local places so students really have the chance to go into the real South Bend community,” LeStrange said. LeStrange said the vendors will display a window decal in their storefront to let students know that they offer discounts. “This program really benefits smaller local places,” LeStrange said. “It gets their names out and attracts student business that might not otherwise be there.” Some proposed venues include Studebagels, Ritter’s Ice Cream, Five Guys, Granite City, Papa John’s and Uptown Kitchen. Student government from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross will also present the discount plan to businesses such as Target, Isabella’s Boutique, Meijer and Ten Thousand Villages, LeStrange said. “We can let [South Bend] know that the student body does not just want to stay on campus,” LeStrange said. “We want to be in the community too.” Advertising these discounts through offcampus.nd.edu, the student government website, and hall staff in residence halls would be a critical part of the project so students can know what is available to them, LeStrange said. “A lot of places like Between the Buns already issue discounts but students do not really know about them,” LeStrange said. Discounts would not apply to alcoholic beverages because of standard University policy, LeStrange said. The idea behind Students for South Bend began when student government tried to investigate applying Domer Dollars and Flex Points to off-campus venues, Soler said. Students overwhelmingly preferred discounts at local businesses than having Flex Point access in these restaurants and shops, she said. Past programs sold discount ticket booklets with coupons that students could present at local venues but the Students for South Bend program would avoid this option, LeStrange said. “Students do not want to pay for a discount,” LeStrange said. “And to a certain extent I feel like you should not have to in a college town.” LeStrange said vendors would have the option of choosing when and how to offer the student discounts so they can participate in the program on their own terms. “We want the vendor to feel comfortable too in this program,” LeStrange said. “We do not want them stuck in something that they do not want.” Sophomore Catherine Hermann said accessing these local business and restaurants would present a challenge for some students. “Finding transportation is time-consuming for me,” Hermann said. “But for students who have a car here [off-campus discounts] would be really nice.” Underclassmen that do not have cars on campus would be less motivated to go into South Bend to use the discounts, she said. “If discounts were applied to deliveries then I would definitely be more inclined to take advantage of them,” Hermann said. Junior Jack Dobmeier said he thought discounts in local restaurants would be beneficial to him because he lives off-campus and eats out for many of his meals. “I never used fourteen meals in a week when I had a regular meal plan,” Dobmeier said. “I would order pizza or Jimmy John’s when I got sick of dining hall food.” Incorporating the University in local business by offering student discounts would definitely continue to develop an atmosphere of a college town, he said. “During my freshman year I did not think of [South Bend] as a college town, but it does seem to be becoming more of that now,” Dobmeier said.last_img read more

Matt Richards joins talented IMCA RaceSaver field at US 36

first_imgBy Rick StaleyOSBORN, Mo. – Matt, Cade and Jessica Richards are truly a racing family, competing on the highest level at tracks throughout the Midwest.Calling Eagle Raceway his home track, we will also see Matt behind the wheel of an IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car at US 36 Raceway this season, adding to a loaded field of competitors.Matt is from Lincoln, Neb., and pilots the no. 1R, the same number as his son Cade, who drives an E-modi­fied at US 36 weekly. Married to Jessica, who also can wheel a racecar, winning her powder puff feature on fun night, they all travel and race as a close knit family and are respected by all.Matt is self-employed, running Richards Machine Shop and is passing his skills to his son. To say Matt has raced everywhere would be an understatement, so let’s name a few of the tracks he has competed:Belleville, Kan., Eagle Raceway, Lee County Speedway, Atchison County Raceway, Iowa State Fair­grounds, Rocky Mountain Speedway, Junction Motor Speedway, I-80, US 30, Beatrice Speedway, Butler County Speedway, Crawford County, Shelby County, North Platte, Kossuth County, Lakeside Speedway, Heartland Park Topeka, Thomas County, Audubon, Iowa, Elmwood Park, Sherman County, Byers, Colo., and US 36 Raceway.Matt has found victory lane on many occasions at many different tracks and divisions as he has raced Sprints, Modifieds and Late Models. Career highlights for Matt are many as he was IMCA Modified track Champion at Butler County Speedway, NASCAR track champion at Junction Motor Speedway, ASA cham­pion at Audubon and Whelen NASCAR All American.I have watched Matt compete and he never disappoints and is one of the cleanest drivers you will witness and is the same humble person in victory or defeat. A special moment for Matt was when Cade won his first E-modified feature at US 36, holding off three track champions and six former winners to capture the win. I still think he may have had to go to the doctor to get the smile removed from his face.Sponsors on the always fast and competitive no. 1R Sprint Car are Richards Machine and Husker Car Wash as he always brings a beautiful hot rod to the track.Something fans may not know about Matt is his work ethic is second to none. On Fun Night at US 36, Jes­sica would race the Powder Puff and Cade would race the Winners Series. Between each race Matt would go to work changing the seat, steering sector and making any other adjustments needed. He would do this a total of five times during the night just so his family could compete.Jessica won the Powder Puff and Cade saw a great second place run in the Winners Series. I like to pick on Matt and remind him that both Cade and Jessica are winners at US 36 Raceway and he is the only family member not to have won there. He just smiles and continues to work.Respect from his fellow racers, love and respect from his family, and a crowd favorite is the words I would use to describe Matt Richards. 2018 will see Matt behind the wheel of an IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car and we look forward to seeing him compete and put the no. 1R in Lake Road Warehouse Winners’ Circle at US 36 Raceway, the only problem being there will be about 24 other competitors in this class wanting to stamp their mark in victory lane as well.Hopefully Cade and Jessica can give Matt a few pointers and secrets on getting the win at US 36 Race­way. What a year this will be at US 36 Raceway with this caliber of drivers doing battle on the fast High Banks. Good luck Matt Richards!last_img read more

Beware robo-scam calls

first_imgStatewide—You get a call from an unknown number. You let it go to voicemail and then you hear this message, “Hello we are going to charge you as per your request direct debit from your bank account for disputed or cancel please call us on our toll-free number 833-466-9218. I repeat again 833466921 and talk to our expert customer care or else you will be charged this year subscription. Thank you.”Now what? Well before you panic, this is a fake “your anti-virus subscription will be auto-renewed” scam by criminals robo-dialing. The scam begins with a pre-recorded stiff robotic person. This scam bait message is designed to lure you to respond back and tell the scammer that you are not aware of the fake anti-virus subscription and you need a refund.Never give an unknown caller your credit card number or Social Security number. Companies who already have your information may ask for the last four digits for verification. Some scammers ask for your bank account and routing number or ask you to wire transfer them a payment, giving a fake explanation that they cannot accept a credit card or personal check. This is an instant scammer alert because scammers can withdraw money if they know your bank account and routing number (e.g. counterfeit cashed checks) and illegal wire transfers are far less traceable than unauthorized credit card charges.last_img read more

Revised ATP calendar not safe for players, says Murray

first_imgRelatedPosts Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Thiem claims his first Grand Slam title after thrilling fightback in US Open Naomi Osaka wins US Open women’s title Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray said on Saturday that the ATP’s revised calendar, which includes seven tournaments in as many weeks, is not safe for players, who will be forced to skip major events due to the crammed schedule.The ATP tour, which was suspended in March due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, is set to restart on August 14 with the Citi Open, followed by the Cincinnati Masters, which will be held at Flushing Meadows before the US Open. The men’s claycourt swing will start on September 8 in Kitzbuhel, followed by Masters tournaments in Madrid and Rome on September 13 and Rome Masters on September 20, with the French Open set to begin a week later.“It’s not safe for players to go from the semi-finals or final in New York… and then play in Madrid at altitude on clay when they haven’t competed for a long time,” Murray told a news conference during the “Battle of the Brits” charity tournament.“You’re going to have the potential where a lot of top players are not competing at many of the biggest events.”The 33-year-old said with events coming thick, fast changes would need to be made with respect to players’ ranking points.“It might be worth looking at a two-year ranking for the time being maybe so that guys who have done well last year and are sort of not really able to defend their points properly aren’t kind of punished,” the twice Wimbledon champion said. Murray suggested he will skip the tournament in Cincinnati to get his preparations for the US Open in order.“I would rather play Washington and miss the event the week before at the US Open if they all go ahead,” he added.Murray returned to action following a seven-month injury layoff at the charity event organised by his brother Jamie this week, progressing to the semifinals before losing 1-6 6-3 10-8 to Dan Evans.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Andy MurrayATPUS Openlast_img read more