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the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena Museum of History is proud to once again join the more than 2,000 museums across the nation offering free admission this summer to active duty military personnel and their families as part of the 2014 Blue Star Museums program. The offer runs from Memorial Day (May 26) through Labor Day (September 1) as a means of showing our appreciation for those who are serving this nation.Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move.This summer, Pasadena Museum of History presents the exhibition Crown City Jubilee. spotlighting the histories of eleven long-standing and beloved institutions, organizations, and businesses which have helped shape our City over many decades. A special video installation inside the galleries also features more than 90 additional Pasadena-area organizations also celebrating significant anniversaries during 2014.â€œWe are honored to welcome our military families this summer,â€ notes PMH Executive Director Jeannette Oâ€™Malley. â€œWe are particularly delighted to be able to share with them an overview of the richly diverse and complex array of businesses and organizations that have shaped this City and will continue to do so in the future. So often military personnel find themselves far away from home; we hope Crown City Jubilee will evoke fond memories in those who call Pasadena their hometown, and make our visitors from elsewhere feel truly at home.â€For further information and a complete listing of participating museums nationwide, please visit www.arts.gov/national/blueâ€starâ€museums. 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& GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Community News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe More Cool Stuff 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it History Pasadena Museum of History to Participate in 2014 Blue Star Museums Programs PMH is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the NEA, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 5:21 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
The motivational saying “Keep Calm and Carry On” does not apply to enterprise IT professionals. Not anymore, unless they have their data protection and data risk management strategies worked out.Enterprise IT is facing persistent challenges to protect their data and secure their data center against cyberattacks and ransomware. On top of operational challenges to ensure data recoverability and availability, they now need to keep abreast of the shifts in legislative compliance requirements globally and in their territories, as these legislations would impact their businesses. Legislation and compliance requirements are becoming more stringent to ensure businesses handle data responsibly. We have read of many incidents of data theft and ransomware that impeded businesses and brought public services to a halt. Enterprise IT therefore, needs to have a holistic approach to data protection and data risk management.Dell EMC has commissioned a research project with IDC focusing on data risk management, to provide enterprise IT professionals with the latest regulatory compliance requirements and best practices to help them mitigate these risks. This research took the form of an InfoBrief and the focus is on data privacy and protection, specifically in Asia Pacific markets. It captures the main legislation that comes with punitive damage and provides organizations better understanding of the region’s patchy legislative framework.The IDC Data Risk Management Barometer shows a ranking of the markets based on the severity of financial penalties for non-compliance.IDC has also highlighted 6 key actions in limiting data risk exposure:Ensure integrity of data and access to data, which are critical components of a robust data management practicePut in-place, well-defined responsibilities of both the data owner and data processorEnsure data recoverability from backup, which is going to become more critical over timeProtect your business from cyberattacks or ransomware, leveraging on air-gap solutions with faster restore capabilities for business-critical functionsRequire Recovery Point and Recovery Time Objectives to be as near to zero as possible to keep business runningGain visibility into what and where data is located, in order to be secure, compliant and to be able to monetize data more effectivelyHow is the IDC Data Risk Management Barometer InfoBrief beneficial to enterprise IT?Understanding the legislation helps build the IT infrastructure for compliance, thereby helping businesses avoid breach of any legislation, which can result in potential monetary and reputation damages.It helps enterprise IT leaders in setting IT priorities and budget for compliant costs more accurately.Enterprise IT can be a catalyst in helping business units better manage their data in order to more effectively monetize data.To download the full InfoBrief and watch the executive video, visit the IDC Data Risk Management Barometer microsite.
Topics : In Port Mansfield, 150 miles (240 km) south of Padre Island, winds flattened sugarcane fields and leveled trees. Deer roamed the streets, stopping to nibble downed branches in the yards of homes, some that lost their roofs.Heavy downpours of more than a foot (30 cm) of rain flooded roadways and swelled streams and rivers across south Texas, the National Weather Service said.There were no immediate reports of injuries.”You could hear the wind blowing and the rain blowing and you looked outside you could see sheets of water blowing down the street,” said Sharon Pecce, 75, a resident of Port Mansfield, whose roof was ripped off her house on Saturday night. Hanna, the first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season, left a trail of destruction along the Texas coast on Sunday, downing power lines, flooding streets and toppling 18-wheeler trucks as torrential rains threatened the area.Hanna came ashore on Padre Island on Saturday afternoon as a Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of intensity and later made a second landfall in Kenedy County, Texas. It swept through a part of the state hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. By Sunday, it had weakened to a tropical depression.Powerful winds from Hanna knocked over at least three 18-wheeler trucks and a recreational vehicle, with tow trucks trying to right the toppled vehicles on Sunday, shutting down a 2-mile (3.2-km) stretch of US Route 77 in Sarita, Texas, near the Mexican border. “It’s scary to go through this at my age, a lot could have happened … we could have been killed,” added Pecce, who was at a friend’s home with her 70-year-old husband when the damage occurred. “We are lucky we weren’t there.”Roderick Kise, a spokesman for US Customs and Border Protection in the Rio Grande Valley, told the Caller Times newspaper in Corpus Christi that his agency was looking into a report that winds toppled a newly constructed portion of the border wall built between the United States and Mexico.At one point, more than 283,000 homes and businesses were without electricity. But that figure fell to 98,000 by Sunday night, according to poweroutage.us.The storm was not expected to affect offshore oil-and-gas production. Energy companies have not evacuated workers or shut down production from their Gulf of Mexico platforms because of Hanna.Some residents took advantage of the wild weather, with Alejandero Carcano, 16, and Jesse Garewal, 18, both of Galveston, surfing the high swells whipped up by Hanna.Governor Greg Abbott said in a statement on Sunday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency declared the storm a federal emergency and would help fund evacuation and shelter efforts.”I continue to urge Texans to heed the guidance from their local leaders and follow best practices to keep themselves and their loved ones safe as severe weather continues to move through our communities,” he said.The Texas area struck by Hanna has struggled to contain outbreaks of COVID-19 in recent weeks. Cases along the state’s coast have soared into the tens of thousands.More than 440 people in the Corpus Christi area were hospitalized with the illness, according to the state health department.Still a threatWeakening as it headed west over land, Hanna’s center on Sunday was about 35 miles (55 km) from Monterrey, Mexico, as it moved 9 miles per hour (15 kph), the US National Hurricane Center said in a bulletin posted at 4 p.m. (2100 GMT).The storm’s top sustained winds were around 35 mph (56 kph), the center said.The storm was forecast to lose more steam as it moved across Texas and northeastern Mexico. On Sunday, weather watch officials canceled a storm surge warning they had issued for the Texas coast.Hanna still posed a threat, forecasters said, noting it could dump upward of 18 inches (45 cm) of rain in isolated areas of southern Texas through Monday.”This rain will produce life-threatening flash flooding, rapid rises on small streams, and isolated minor-to-moderate river flooding,” the NHC said.In the Pacific, Hurricane Douglas was churning near Hawaii on Sunday, with torrential rains and damaging winds.
Economists and activists are urging Indonesia not to overlook climate change in its poverty reduction efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as looming climate crises could exacerbate poverty in the long run.Think Policy Indonesia cofounder and environmental economist Andhyta F. Utami said that taking an environmental approach to poverty reduction was crucial, as increasingly frequent natural disasters disproportionately affected the poorest Indonesians. For instance, long droughts as a result of climate change could cause crop failures, which would cause food shortages that would hit low-income earners hardest.“We are now talking about COVID-19 and COVID-19 seems like a huge issue […] and we have to face an economic recession,” Andhyta said during a recent webinar organized by the SMERU Research Institute and the Knowledge Sector Initiative (KSI).“But compared to all of that, the climate crisis that will be worse in five to 10 years is an even bigger problem.”Therefore, she urged Indonesia to follow a different economic model that focused on restoring and conserving the environment, citing Oxford economist Kate Raworth’s “doughnut” economic model, which seeks to balance the needs of people and the environment, as an example. Andhyta also suggested Indonesia tap into initiatives like the carbon trading market and “payment for ecosystem services” to tackle the issue. The latter could be done by incentivizing upstream restoration in exchange for payment from people living in the downstream area that benefit from the restoration.Read also: Indonesia speeds up regulation on global carbon tradingAndhyta’s appeal comes against the backdrop of the heavy toll the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on the country’s poor.Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data from September 2019 showed that 24.79 million Indonesians lived in poverty, equivalent to 9.22 percent of the total population.Projected impact of COVID-19 outbreak on poverty rate (JP/Smeru Research Institute)A SMERU report in April this year projected that about 8.5 million people would fall into poverty in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. If the prediction holds true, the number of poor will surge to 33.24 million, or 12.37 percent of Indonesia’s total population.This comes after around 1.63 million Indonesians fell into poverty between September last year and March, BPS announced in July.Meanwhile, Indonesia is still miles away from resolving its environmental and wildlife problems. National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) data show that land and forest fires ravaged 942,484 hectares of the country in 2019, almost double the area affected in 2018 – gutting natural habitats and threatening the nation’s biodiversity.But despite such risks, the country has not adopted an ecological approach to the development of its economic policies and COVID-19 recovery plan, as shown by the passing of the environmentally hazardous Job Creation Law and the government’s prioritization of economic recovery above other needs, the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) said.Read also: Omnibus law ‘may sacrifice’ human rights, environmentWalhi urged the government to draw a stronger connection between its current policies and climate change, as extreme changes to the climate would harm the poor the most and jeopardize the livelihoods of farmers, fishermen and people who live along the country’s coastlines.“We have to correct our perspective on climate change,” Walhi campaign manager Yuyun Harmono told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.He also called for the government to push companies that extract natural resources to carry out an eco-friendly transformation of their operations to prevent further negative impacts on disadvantaged communities, citing various reports that show the large contributions corporations make toward climate change.About 71 percent of global emissions since 1988 can be attributed to just 100 companies, which includes Indonesia’s state-owned oil and gas giant PT Pertamina, a 2017 report by environmental nonprofit CDP and the Climate Accountability Institute showed.National Development Planning Board (Bappenas) director of poverty alleviation and social welfare Maliki said various policies had been developed to tackle environmental degradation caused by the private sector, such as regulations that call for the use of eco-friendly technologies and prohibit companies from building facilities in landslide-prone areas.In the context of poverty alleviation, the government has continued to educate low-income families about eco-friendly habits through family development sessions run under the Family Hope Program (PKH), a conditional cash assistance program.Read also: PKH boosts livelihoods of low-income familiesUnder its agrarian reform and social forestry initiatives, the Environment and Forestry Ministry has also educated families on how to better extract natural resources for their subsistence without using the “slash-and-burn” method.The government is also working to economically empower low-income families with considerations to climate risks using the National Disaster Mitigation Agency’s (BNPB) InaRISK – a data service platform that aims to illustrate the potential for disasters in every area of Indonesia.By 2022, Bappenas also strives to develop an “adaptive social protection” framework with which to build a social protection system that can tackle climate change issues and anticipate disasters, be they natural disasters or “social” disasters like COVID-19, Maliki said.“Poverty reduction is heavily impacted by environmental disruptions. If the environment is damaged, many people will be affected and fall into poverty,” he said.Topics :
For as maligned as the Big Ten was for their football play this past season, that is how highly ranked they are in basketball. Every school had a very successful pre-season record, and the Big Ten race should be a real donnybrook. Take Michigan State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio State, and just about every other squad and you cannot go into any game and say it will be easy. After the war of the regular season, they will then have to survive the season concluding tourney before the NCAA Tourney even begins. It makes no sense basketball wise to play these tourneys after a grueling regular season race, but we all know it is strictly for money and not for the benefit of the players. With the new foul rule, the Big Ten may have to adhere to basketball this season and not football on a wooden floor. This might benefit the Big Ten schools during the tourney because in the past they always had to adjust to different refereeing in the tourney, and most teams were so tired they had trouble playing those six games to win the title. Anyway, it should make for a very interesting Big Ten season for all of us.
Now in it’s 9th year the event opens with a 113 kilometres stage beginning at 1 o’clock on Saturday from Kickham Barracks.With over €3,500 in prize money the race has attracted the cream of Irish cyclists along with a number of teams from the UK.Sunday night’s criterium in Clonmel at 7 o’clock is sure to be a crowd pleaser – Irish national champion Damian Shaw is one of those looking forward to the high speed action around the town centre.
Videos VIDEO: VAR disallows West Brom goal and awards Liverpool penalty in frantic FA Cup clash Joe Wright 04:59 1/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Videos Liverpool Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion West Bromwich Albion FA Cup The use of video replay assistance led to a frantic few minutes in Liverpool’s FA Cup clash with West Brom. VAR was used to disallow a goal in English football for the first time on Saturday in Liverpool’s FA Cup clash with West Brom.The visitors were leading 2-1 at Anfield when Craig Dawson thought he had scored his side’s third with a header 19 minutes into the contest.However, the video assistant referee was consulted and the goal eventually ruled out, apparently because Gareth Barry was standing in an offside position when he tried to help Dawson’s header into the net. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Two minutes later, VAR gave Liverpool the chance to equalise, with referee Craig Pawson awarding a penalty to Mohamed Salah after consulting the touchline screen after a review and penalising Jake Livermore for pulling his shirt.Roberto Firmino, who opened the scoring before two goals from Jay Rodriguez put West Brom ahead, took the spot-kick but crashed his effort off the crossbar.Almost 3-1 West Brom, but VAR rules the goal out! Let-off for Liverpool. https://t.co/qpADXxK4TH— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) 27 de enero de 2018This game has it all 😂Liverpool are awarded a penalty through VAR and the West Brom players are furious!Roberto Firmino only goes and misses it 🙈Get BT Sport 2 HD on now, who knows what’s going to happen next 🤷♂️🙈 pic.twitter.com/f3Q56oIT8C— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) 27 de enero de 2018Watch the incredible action from Anfield in the links above! Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
Updated: 1:41 PM March 16, 2018 Posted: March 16, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Two men who wore stolen Marine Corps clothing during a series of armed robberies at eateries and convenience stores in San Diego were each sentenced Friday to lengthy prison terms.David Magana, 28, pleaded guilty last year to 11 counts of robbery, conspiracy, auto theft and personal use of a firearm and was sentenced to 22 years behind bars.Joseph Olmos, 25, pleaded guilty to eight robbery charges, conspiracy, auto theft and evading police and received 16 years in prison.“I’m very sorry. I know everything was wrong,” Olmos said before he was sentenced.Deputy District Attorney James Koerber said Magana and Olmos “terrorized” their victims for the “sake of a few hundred dollars.”Magana’s attorney, Casey Donovan, told Judge Kathleen Lewis that his client was in “desperate straights,” living out of his car and trying to support three children when he committed the robberies.Magana told the judge he took full responsibility for his actions and will come out of prison a better person.The robbery spree — dubbed the “Stolen Valor” bandit series because of the military gear worn in at least one of the holdups — happened between January and March 2016 at five establishments, including BBB Shoes in National City, Sombrero’s on West Main Street in El Cajon and Jamba Juice on College Grove Way. In two other robberies, the thieves got away with more than$800 and a person’s wallet, authorities said. In the March 3, 2016, robbery at Sombrero’s, one of the robbers fired a shot as the criminals made their getaway, Koerber said.A military footlocker and stolen Marine Corps clothing were recovered at Magana’s residence, and investigators also found military clothing in Olmos’ car.A third defendant, 27-year-old Jonathan Esquivel, pleaded guilty to one robbery count at an earlier hearing. ‘Stolen Valor’ bandits receive lengthy sentences for armed robberies in military clothing KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter