first_img Community News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Pasadena Police Department will be joining law enforcement agencies throughout California, stepping up DUI enforcement at the end of the traditional summer season through Labor Day, Sept. 2nd.During the enforcement period, there will be an increase in law enforcement presence on the roads, including additional officers and DUI checkpoints throughout the state, and those caught driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested.The Pasadena Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, August 30th, at an undisclosed location within the city limits, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. The California Office of Traffic Safety is reminding Californians to plan ahead during the crackdown and every day, by designating a sober driver.“The end of summer and Labor Day weekend is traditionally a time to have fun,” said Pasadena Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez. “Don’t let it turn into a time of tragedy or jail visit by driving impaired by alcohol or drugs. We will be out looking for those making that unwise and dangerous choice.”During the Labor Day weekend in 2011, a total of 138 people across the county were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving drivers or motorcycle riders with a .08 BAC or higher. Of those fatalities, 83 percent occurred during early evening and overnight.Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Pasadena Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to continue to work together to bring an end to these tragedies. If you see a Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * News Feature Stories Police Conduct End of Summer DUI Crackdown Published on Saturday, August 31, 2013 | 2:29 am Business News More Cool Stuff Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

first_imgTZ Lošinja, as the first destination in Croatia and an excellent positive example, two weeks ago in cooperation with all tourist partners in the destination made “Insurance policy for guests “As well as clear protocols in case any of the guests have symptoms or get coronavirus. The Civil Protection Headquarters of the Istrian County gave a recommendation to make available 10% of accommodation capacities for people who could be in self-isolation. Martina Nimac Kalcina, ZOT HGK: It is necessary to adopt unique recommendations at the national level for guests in family accommodation who are determined by self-isolation Yesterday, on behalf of the Family Tourism Association, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce sent an official letter to the Ministry of Tourism on this issue with a question related to the issue of guests who will be assigned a measure of self-isolation. “We are all aware that there is no ideal solution, but at least to try to solve some situations in advance, in accordance with the possibilities.”Said Martina Nimac Kalcina, President of the Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. It is certainly not correct for the cost to be borne by the landlord, so it is necessary to clearly define all the protocols to avoid confusion or misconduct. Just a positive example of practice and reaction to the whole situation of the Mali Lošinj Tourist Board, opened the issue of covering the cost of self-isolation of the rest of the family in other destinations, in case one of the guests has symptoms or coronavirus, and raised renters with a logical question: Who will cover the cost of self-isolation of guests? The landlord himself or someone else, as in the case of Lošinj? Also, TZ Lošinja covers the cost of accommodation and meals for guests or their families in case of self-isolation in 14-day self-isolation. Coronavirus information related to the tourism sector / / / TZ Lošinja made an “Insurance Policy” for guests in the case As he points out Martina Nimac Kalcina, President of the Family Tourism Association (ZOT) at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce expects the Ministry of Tourism to adopt aa unique recommendation of action for guests in family accommodation who have been assigned self-isolation Attachment: Numbers of on-duty territorially competent epidemiologists / List of telephone numbers of epidemiologists on standby As Nimac Kalcina points out, the mentioned recommendation, as a rule, for a smaller number of accommodation units available to renters, does not enable compliance with the Recommendations, and also seeks the opinion of the MINT on the recommendation of the Civil Protection Headquarters of Istria. Also, the question arises as to who will covered the cost of cleaning the apartment? since the space must be specially disinfected and this must not be done by the landlord himself, according to the recommendations of the CNIPH. Recommendation of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the County of Istria Who will cover the cost of self-isolating guests in case any of the guests have symptoms or get coronavirus? As some of the possible solutions from ZOT HGK, they listed 3 proposals: The tourism ministry will publish clear recommendations by the end of the week Namely, in case of doubt, the guest does not go to the doctor himself but must contact the reception of the hotel or the owner of the accommodation. Then the questionnaire made by the Lošinj Tourist Board is filled in at the level of the entire destination, and the hotel or the landlord calls the doctor and the epidemiological service. “If a family member becomes ill with covid19, he is transported to a hospital or must remain in self-isolation, depending on the epidemiologist’s assessment. If he has to go to the hospital for treatment, the family remains in self-isolation, and the cost of accommodation and meals will be covered by the Lošinj Tourist Board. Also, if a new guest needs to come during the self-insulation, we will provide alternative accommodation in cooperation with the landlord and the agency, and the Lošinj Tourist Board will cover the cost of cleaning the apartment, as the space must be disinfected and the landlord must not do it. The goal is not to localize any eventual case as soon as possible, and to take care of our guests so that they feel safe and so that in the case of self-isolation they do not feel alone, because they are in another country.”Points out Dalibor Cvitković, director of the Mali Lošinj Tourist Board, and concludes that guests can really feel safe on Lošinj and that they are prepared for all situations, if any. guests in self-isolation who came by car to be allowed to go to their home country, with clear instructions on how to behave on the road. that regional and local authorities physically lease a number of reception units and cover the costs of accommodation for persons in self-isolationto coordinate with the tourist communities for the coordination of the process of responsibilities which should help the hosts in finding new accommodation Coordinated by the Ministry of Tourism and the National Civil Protection Headquarters by the end of this week, MINT will publish clear recommendations for self-isolation for guests in family accommodation, as well as answer the question of covering costs in case of family self-isolation.last_img read more

first_img (Hallmark) Who is the very best kitten? (Hallmark) Davey is too old to compete in this year’s Kitten Bowl, but his performance from Kitten Bowl VI will never be forgotten.Which kitty cat will take home MVK in 2020? There are more than 100 rescued kittens in this year’s event, according to Hallmark, breaking down to 25 on four teams. The teams consist of the Courageous Cougars, the Last Hope Lions, the Little Longtails and the North Shore Bengals.When is the Kitten Bowl in 2020?Cat Bowl: Feb. 1, 11 p.m. ETKitten Bowl: Feb. 2, 2 p.m. ETThe Kitten Bowl is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 2 — just a few hours before kickoff to Super Bowl 54. If you need more cats in your life (who doesn’t?), the second annual Cat Bowl can fill the void starting at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 1.What channel is the Kitten Bowl on?TV channel: Hallmark ChannelLive stream: Hallmark Channel EverywhereThe Kitten Bowl and the Cat Bowl are both aired on the Hallmark Channel. In Canada, the Kitten Bowl is available on the W Network. Beth Stern, the TV personality and animal rights advocate, will host the Kitten Bowl broadcast again this year. Former NFL running back Rashad Jennings is also a part of the broadcast team, joining Hallmark Channel commentators Jill Wagner and Brennan Elliott, who are on the play-by-play call. Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason is apparently the “Commissioner of the Football Feline League.” Who knew?How to live stream the Kitten BowlIf you have a cable provider, you can head to the Hallmark Channel’s official website and watch online from there. Talk about purr-fect programming.Super Bowl 54 should be entertaining, but it features a serious lack of kittens. In order to rectify that, you should tune in to Kitten Bowl, where multiple athletic felines will showcase their talents to the world. Cats such as Alvin Catmara and Catrick Meowhomes will take the gridiron and try to find their fur-ever homes. And if you can’t get enough cat action, Cat Bowl II will also air during the weekend of Super Bowl 54. The Cat Bowl features adult, senior and special-needs felines.The Kitten Bowl is a serious competition with two playoff games followed by a championship game. There is a Most Valuable Kitten (MVK) award handed out to the most athletic competitor. Last year’s winner was Davey of the North Shore Bengals, who won despite having just one eye.  As you can see above, there are plenty of good kitties participating in the Kitten Bowl. You can view some of the 100 cat-letes on Hallmark’s official website.How can I adopt a kitten?According to the profile pages of Hallmark’s website, all of the kittens have already been adopted. But the North Shore Animal League America, which helps with the Kitten Bowl, is accepting donations for future kittens. And although you aren’t able to adopt one of these cat-letes, you can head to your local animal shelter and pick up a feline that’s just as great.last_img read more

first_img6 July 2011President Jacob Zuma jokingly reminded Prince Albert of Monaco to pay lobola for his South African bride, Princess Charlene, as he welcomed guests attending the 123rd International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Durban on Tuesday.A host of international delegates, including Prince Albert and German President Christian Wulff, are attending the Session. Prince Albert will participate in the deliberations as member of the IOC.Zuma got the crowd relaxed and laughing when he told the Prince that in South Africa, there is a lobola system and he would need to provide specifically Nguni cows for his bride, whom he married last weekend.On a more official note, the President welcomed Prince Albert and “our own Princess Charlene of Monaco. We continue to treasure the pride that Princess Charlene brought to South Africa as an Olympic swimmer. She continues to be our wonderful ambassador to the world.”He added: “We also warmly welcome the 2018 Olympic Winter Games candidate cities of Munich in Germany, Annecy in France and PyeongChang in South Korea. We wish all three cities well during their nail-biting wait.”The Monaco royal couple arrived at the King Shaka International Airport in KwaZulu-Natal, where they were received by Premier Zweli Mkhize, eThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo and other senior government officials.Zuma said the Olympics movement is special in South Africa, given the solidarity received in 1964 when the IOC banned apartheid South Africa from participating in the Tokyo Olympics – a ban that was to span 32 years.IOC President Jacques Rogge told the audience he appreciated the warm welcome South Africa has shown to his organisation.Rogge also thanked Zuma for his support in all sporting events. He said the President had demonstrated his support for sport from his days as a football captain on Robben Island.After the formalities ended, Rogge presented Zuma with a token of appreciation. The Prince also took the opportunity to walk around and greet delegates.According to media reports, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene will host their South African wedding party at the Oyster Box hotel in Umhlanga on Thursday. Over 300 guests are expected for the evening affair.The prince and princess were married at a catholic church on Saturday, the second day of celebrations of their nuptials.The IOC Session will come to an end on Saturday.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The nation’s pork producers have indicated to USDA that they are not expanding the breeding herd and, in fact, intend to reduce farrowings this spring and summer. This means pork supplies will be somewhat less than had been anticipated and that hog prices will be somewhat higher.For the USDA’s March Hogs and Pigs report, pork producers’ indicated that the size of the nation’s breeding herd was unchanged from the same date one-year earlier. The herd had been in an expansion phase from the last half of 2014 through 2015. That expansion was largely because of record high profits due to baby pig losses from PED. That expansion phase seemingly has now ended.There is some unevenness in the change in breeding herd numbers over the past year. One constant is that the Southern Plains states have been the most aggressive in adding breeding herd numbers over recent years. For the 16 states that USDA surveys for the March report, the breeding herd is up nine percent in Oklahoma and 10 percent in Texas. Over the past two years, the Southern Plains have led the country in expansion by increasing their breeding herd by 15%.Some of the primary Midwestern states reported a decrease in their breeding herds over the past year. Generally, record corn yields in most western Corn Belt states were not a sufficient reason to increase the breeding herd. Iowa reported their breeding herd as down 5%, Missouri was down four percent, and Minnesota was down two percent. In Indiana, where corn yields were reduced by summer flooding, the breeding herd was down seven percent.The second most important information from this inventory report is that pork producers intend to reduce the number of sows farrowed by one percent this spring and by 3% this summer. If they follow through on these intentions, pork supplies next fall and winter will be smaller than previously anticipated. Smaller anticipated supplies will likely boost price prospects.The inventory numbers in this latest inventory report can be used to forecast pork supplies for the remainder of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017. Market hog inventories indicate that pork supplies may be near unchanged in the second and third quarters of this year. Fourth quarter supplies are also expected to be near unchanged, reflecting modestly smaller spring farrowings, but somewhat more pigs per litter. For the 2016 calendar year, pork production is expected to be unchanged to up one percent. Pork supplies in the first quarter of 2017 will come from the three percent smaller summer farrowings. However, with more pigs per litter and heavier weights, pork production is expected to be only about one percent smaller.Live hog prices in 2015 averaged $50.23 per hundredweight for 51% to 52% lean carcasses, according to USDA. My current forecast is that prices will be in a range of $49 to $54 for all of 2016, about $1 higher than last year. Live weight prices averaged about $46 in the first quarter of this year. Prices are expected to rise to the $55 to $58 range for averages in the second and third quarters and finish the year in the mid-to-higher $40s.Hog prices stand ready to make their normal seasonal rally into the early summer. Current prices in the higher $40s are expected to move to the higher $50s or low $60s by June and July. Strong prices are expected until September when the normal seasonal pattern begins a sharp decline.Current prospects are for costs of production to be at the lowest level in nine years due to low feed costs. Those costs are estimated to be near $50 per live hundredweight for the entire year of 2016. This means that this year’s outlook is for an average profit of about $6 per head compared to an estimated $3 per head of loss for 2015. Losses of $9 per head are expected in the first quarter and $6 per head in the final quarter. Profits of $21 per head are anticipated in the second quarter and $18 per head in the third quarter.The pork production industry appears headed for a year in which they will cover all costs and with some modest profits left over. Producers have avoided a bigger build-up in the breeding herd that could have driven the industry back toward losses. For right now, the industry seems to have supply in alignment with pork demand such that prices cover full cost of production. In the future, producers will need to keep expansion of the breeding herd at one percent or less per year.At this time of year, producers are reminded of the threat of higher feed prices if weather should turn harmful to the growing U.S. crops. Some coverage of new-crop feed supplies should be considered with current price prospects at the lowest level in nine years.last_img read more

first_imgVeteran offspinner Harbhajan Singh on Thursday backed his former skipper and legendary batsman Rahul Dravid to become the next head coach of India, which has been lying vacant for more than a year following the exit of Duncan Fletcher.Harbhajan also suggested that recently-retired pacer Zaheer Khan will make a very good bowling coach for the national side. (Ponting backs Dravid for coaching job ) “In my personal view, I definitely feel someone like (Rahul) Dravid will be a very good choice for the head coach. For the bowling department, Zaheer (Khan) fits the bill. But that is just what I feel as it all depends on the right people sitting in the BCCI to choose the coach,” the Punjab tweaker told reporters during an event.Dravid, who currently is the head coach of the India A and under-19 sides, is also the mentor of the Zaheer Khan-led Delhi Daredevils in the ongoing ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Speculation on Dravid’s elevation to the top post gathered momentum after the Karnataka star guided the India colts to the final of the U-19 World Cup in January.With star batsman Virat Kohli recently suggesting former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori’s name for India’s head coach’s job, Harbhajan said that the Kiwi star will turn out to be a good candidate.”Daniel has been a great cricketer during his playing days. He has played a lot for New Zealand and got good knowledge of the game, he will definitely make a good candidate. But it all depends on the BCCI to choose whoever is good for Indian cricket,” he said.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd ace Pogba breaks silence on Mourinho axe: I know you want answers…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba spoke of Jose Mourinho’s dismissal after being named man-of-the-match for victory at Cardiff City.Pogba spoke for the first time following the departure of Mourinho with the pair not enjoying a good relationship.He said: “I know you’re waiting for something about Jose, or about the result today.“Obviously, we’re really happy about the result. We played well. The performance of the team was great. And I know what you want to ask…“With Jose, we won trophies. We worked. I want to thank him for that.”Pogba, who claimed two assists in the rout, continued: “Not everything went well but things went well. We won trophies. He made me improve. As a person as well.“That’s it. That’s the past. I want to thank him for that. I’m sure all the players do.“Now we’re looking at the next game, for the points we need. We want to go back to the top of the league.“The performance was great. We are happy as well for the first game with the new manager to start like this. And the most important thing is to carry on like that.“We cannot play like this with five goals and in the next game lose. That’s it.” last_img read more

first_imgChris StewartAPTN National NewsThe Dreamspeakers International Indigenous Film Festival has wrapped for another year.This time around, organizers are hoping that they’re sending new filmmakers home with the knowledge to break into the business, including more Indigenous [email protected]last_img