Pasadena Humane Society Receives Record-Setting $5 Million Donation

first_img Make a comment 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 Jaromír StrížkaThe Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA has received a record-breaking $5 million donation. The gift will help the shelter continue to provide compassion and care to the nearly 12,000 animals taken in each year.The generous gift was left by the estate of Jaromír Strížka, a longtime Southern California resident, who passed away this March at the age of 95.Strížka amassed his fortune through the Studio City-based European Crafts, Inc., a wholesale musical instrument and supply store that he founded in 1953 and ran until 2014.This is the single largest donation in the Pasadena Humane Society’s 113-year history. In commemoration, the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA will name its animal shelter after Strížka.“We are so proud to name our Animal Shelter wing for Jaromír Strížka. Because of his generosity to the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA, animals locally will benefit directly from his giving,” said Carol Kirby, Chairman of the PHS Board of Directors.Strížka was born in 1919 in what is now the Czech Republic. An accomplished athlete and successful businessman in his home country, Strížka fled Czechoslovakia as the Communist Party rose to power following the Second World War. He immigrated to the United States in 1953, and began his life anew in Hollywood, California. Strížka was a resident of the Hollywood Hills at the time of his death.Strížka had a lifelong respect for all animals. He regularly donated to World Wildlife Fund, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and other animal welfare organizations.Friends remember Strížka’s special affinity for cats. “He always seemed to have cat calendars hanging in his office or as his personal appointment book,” says Michael Overing, Strížka’s personal attorney.The large gift will be used towards animal care, shelter services and programs, such as pet adoption, humane education, animal control and public spay/neuter services.“Jaromír Strížka’s generosity will ensure the success of PHS programs and services for years to come,” said Steve McNall, President and CEO of the Pasadena Humane Society. “His compassion and commitment to all animals will live on at the Pasadena Humane Society.”The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is an open door, community-funded center, which provides all animals a place where they receive a safe haven, care and respect. The agency provides essential animal welfare and control services for the cities of Arcadia, Bradbury, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Monrovia, Pasadena, San Marino, Sierra Madre and South Pasadena. For more information, visit Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newscenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  TOP STORY Pasadena Humane Society Receives Record-Setting $5 Million Donation Millions of dollars gifted by late animal lover From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, October 19, 2015 | 1:00 pm More Cool Stuff HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Police in Derry investigating an assault incident appeal for information

first_img Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police in Derry investigating an assault incident appeal for information Twitter Previous articleUpdate: victim of fatal road traffic crash in Donegal namedNext articleTwo fishermen rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital following incident at Killybegs pier News Highland Google+ Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath center_img Facebook Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – August 24, 2015 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Police in Derry are appealing for information about an assault incident.In the early hours of Saturday, police were called to an incident at Derryview in the Old Strabane Road area.Detectives say a party had been taking place and at about 3am a man knocked on the door.When a woman opened it, he grabbed her and threatened her with a stick.He also assaulted several other people in the house and was, in turn, struck over the head.The man then left the house.Anyone who can assist in identifying him is asked to contact police.Information can be given on the police non-emergency number, 101, or by calling the Crimestoppers Charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.last_img read more

First LNG Ship Arrives at Soma LNG Terminal

first_imgThe first liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship has arrived at the new Soma LNG Terminal located in Shinchi Town in Fukushima prefecture, Japan Petroleum Exploration (JAPEX) informed.Puteri Intan Satu came from Malaysia and entered Soma Port on December 6.About 60,000 tons of LNG will be unloaded from the ship, representing the first cargo the terminal will receive.The Soma LNG Terminal, located at the No.4 wharf of Soma Port, started commissioning on December 1 and commercial operations are scheduled to start in March 2018, according to the company. The terminal comprises a ground-type LNG storage tank with a capacity of 230,000 kiloliters, two berths for a large ocean-going ship, a domestic vessel for receiving and shipping, LNG vaporization equipment, and LNG shipping facility.The LNG terminal will receive cargo and supply LNG vaporized gas to the Niigata-Sendai Gas Pipeline via the Soma-Iwanuma Gas Pipeline which commenced operation on November 1, 2017. Furthermore, this terminal will supply LNG as a liquid based on LNG satellite system using tank trucks and a domestic vessel.During the commissioning period, test operations for commercial operation commencement are being conducted, in addition to legal procedures and preparation works.JAPEX has been entrusted by Fukushima Gas Power (FGP) with the management and operation of the second phase in which an additional LNG storage tank with a capacity of 230,000 kiloliters is to be constructed. The construction of the tank started in April 2017, and additional LNG vaporization equipment will commence construction in spring 2018. The facilities are expected to commence commercial operation in spring 2020. At the same time, Fukushima Natural Gas Power Plant will become operational.last_img read more

England begin bid to reclaim Ashes from Australia

first_img… Jofra Archer left out of first TestENGLAND’S bid to regain the Ashes from Australia begins with the first Test at Edgbaston today.The home side won the World Cup just over two weeks ago but were beaten 4-0, on their tour Down Under in 2017-18.England have not lost a home Ashes series since 2001 and have not lost at Edgbaston to any side in 11 years.They have opted against handing a debut to pace bowler Jofra Archer, instead preferring Chris Woakes on his home ground.Australia are yet to confirm their team, but batsmen Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft are in line to play Test cricket for the first time since being banned for their part in the ball-tampering scandal on the tour of South Africa in 2018.The series, the latest start to an Ashes in the UK, will move on to Lord’s, Headingley and Old Trafford before the urn is lifted at The Oval after a fifth Test that begins on September 12.England captain Joe Root was on his first tour in charge 18 months ago, when England were outplayed on the field and dogged by problems off it.Ben Stokes, this week restored as Test vice-captain, missed the tour after an incident outside a Bristol nightclub, and wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow was accused of ‘headbutting’ Bancroft in the same Perth bar where England Lions batsman Ben Duckett later poured a drink over James Anderson.“You look back at an experience like that and take as much out of it as you can,” said 28-year-old Root. “I felt absolutely gutted and raw at the end of it.“I never want to lose a big series like the Ashes, but it does make you more steely and desperate to turn things around this time.”Until 2005, England went 20 years without lifting the urn on home soil. Since then, each captain – Michael Vaughan, Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook twice – has got his hands on the tiny trophy at The Oval.Although Root admitted he had “dreamt” about joining them, he said his team must focus on playing “strong cricket”.“It’s easy to get carried away in a dream world and it is something growing up as a kid you want to be a part of,” he told BBC Sport.“It’s an opportunity for this team to put themselves in the bracket with some famous teams, but we have to earn that right. We have to play some good cricket to get there and we’re more than capable of doing so.”For Australia, today sees them return to the ground where they were heavily defeated by England in the World Cup semi-final this month.Edgbaston is famous for its partisan support of the home team, but Paine claimed he could name 15 more intimidating venues in world cricket.“It’s great to be out on the ground. It’s not as great if you’re the person copping the songs, but it’s one of those things,” he said.“The guys are looking forward to that. It’s part and parcel of coming here and it can sometimes bind the group and make them even better.“We’ve spoken about making sure we’re driving our own energy, building our own atmosphere out on the ground. If we can do that we know that our own circle is unbreakable.”Paine took over as captain following the sandpaper scandal that saw then-captain Smith and deputy Warner banned for a year and opening batsman Bancroft for nine months.Smith and Warner were booed throughout the World Cup, and wicketkeeper Paine said: “We spoke about the fact we think it’s going to go up a notch.“It’s got the potential to unsettle anyone,” he said. “They’re human beings. They’ve got feelings. They’re no different to anyone else.”WHERE WILL THE ASHES BE WON AND LOST?Curiously, there is a similar look to the strengths and weaknesses of both sides.Whereas each team is stacked with fast-bowling options, their batting looks vulnerable, especially in English conditions that usually favour the seamers.England have Archer, all-rounder Sam Curran and Mark Wood, who is currently nursing a side injury, waiting in the wings, while Australia have only three places for Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle and Josh Hazlewood.However, the hosts were bowled out for only 85 in their win over Ireland at Lord’s last week, with Root now opting to promote himself from number four to three in a bid to stiffen the top order.With Australia similarly fragile, it is a huge boost for the tourists to be able to call on Warner and Smith, who was man-of-the-series in the last Ashes thanks to his 687 runs at an average of 137.On a wet Wednesday at Edgbaston, Root was asked if it will be a pattern of the series for the batsmen to struggle.“It will play a massive hand, especially if conditions are how they are today,” he said. “It’s not like sides have been consistently banging out 500 around the world, never mind in England or Australia. That has been the rhythm of cricket globally in this format.“There is a lot of talk about bowlers, but with that comes the opportunity for batters to prove a point.”As interesting as the action with bat and ball will be the interaction between the two sides.The last series down under was occasionally bad-tempered, but since then both teams have looked at their conduct – England in the wake of the Stokes incident, Australia after the ball-tampering affair.Not only that, but also that England and Australia players have featured in global Twenty20 leagues together. Bairstow and Warner, for example, have opened together with great success in the Indian Premier League. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Ireland Set to Give Les Bleus Run for their Money

first_imgBut then Brady appeared, running onto a Wes Hoolahan cross to score and secure a 1-0 victory that took Martin O’Neill’s men through as one of the best third-placed sides.The win set Ireland up for a rematch with the French, seven years on from the infamous Thierry Henry handball that knocked the Irish out in a World Cup qualifying play-off.And Brady said the triumph, that followed a 1-0 win over world champions Germany in qualifying, should now stand Ireland in good stead.“We have managed to beat some of the best teams in the world. We know France are a top-class team and they have got some unbelievable players but if we can stick together and click we can hurt anybody,” said the Norwich City player, who would have merited his man of the match award even without his goal.“I don’t think we have anything to fear and I think we can go as far as we allow ourselves in this tournament.”For Ireland it was a first win in a competitive match against Italy since the 1994 World Cup and Brady’s heroics mean he – at the age of just 24 – has secured himself legendary status among Irish fans.“I can’t really explain the feeling. You hear people who have scored these types of goals saying that it is like an out of body experience and I was lucky enough to experience it tonight,” acknowledged the Dubliner.Ireland’s win in front of a sea of green in the Lille stands came after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Sweden in their opening game and then suffered a comprehensive 3-0 defeat to Belgium.It also justified manager O’Neill’s decision to make four changes to his starting line-up, including completely changing his central defence, where Shane Duffy of Blackburn Rovers held his nerve brilliantly in his first competitive international.“You would’ve thought that Duffy was playing in his 35th international. He was terrific and so was the whole team,” said O’Neill.“There wasn’t a player out there in an Irish shirt who didn’t perform heroically.”O’Neill, who has enjoyed some great successes both as a player and a manager, labelled the victory as one of the finest of his career and joked that a last-16 tie with the French would be “easy”.“I really don’t want to think that this is the end for us. We need another performance like that to stand any chance and we have to find the energy again from somewhere,” said O’Neill, whose side will have had three days fewer than the French to prepare for Sunday’s match in Lyon.“This is tournament football. Players have come in and played their third game in nine days, but it’s the same for a lot of other sides.”Drawing France revives the memory of what happened when the countries met in that World Cup qualifying play-off in November 2009, when Henry’s handball set up William Gallas for the goal that eliminated Ireland and caused an international outcry.However, Robbie Keane, who scored for Ireland that night at the Stade de France, said he would not be dwelling on events of seven years past.“I will not think about that for one second because it was so long ago. Move on,” said the veteran striker.“This is why we play the game. We knew that if we got out of the group we’d be playing a top, top team and we’re playing the hosts so it’s going to be great.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Irish hero Robbie Brady insisted that the Republic of Ireland have nothing to fear in a Euro 2016 knockout tie against hosts France after his goal secured a famous win over Italy.Having to win Wednesday’s match to progress from Group E, Ireland looked to be heading out as they went into the final five minutes at Lille’s Stade Pierre-Mauroy with the game still goalless.last_img read more

Vardy urges Leicester to ‘do Vichai proud’ after helicopter tragedy

first_img“The main thing is we all come together even stronger and do Vichai proud.”Vardy said the late owner was like a member of the extended family.“It didn’t matter who you were, he always made time for you, and as all the pictures that have been put out have shown, he was always smiling,” he said.“Those are the things you will never forget and which will stay engraved in your mind.“From day one, literally from when I first met him, up until now, he’s always been really friendly and always wanting to be involved. He wasn’t just a chairman, he was part of the squad itself and was always here and always giving you encouragement and wanting to be involved with the lads and that’s credit to him.”After the Cardiff game, coach Claude Puel will lead many of his squad to Thailand for Vichai’s funeral, which starts on Saturday in Bangkok and will last around a week.Vardy, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and captain Wes Morgan, will travel along with Puel and senior staff, with some players staying behind due to personal circumstances.“It’s been the hardest week of everyone’s lives. It’ll be massively important we attend,” Vardy said of the funeral plan.“We are a close-knit group and one big family and one of the main reasons for that is Vichai so it’s massively important.”Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Jamie Vardy has urged his Leicester teammates to honour the memory of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha as they prepare to return to action following their owner’s shocking death in a helicopter crash.Vichai and four other people died when his helicopter plummeted to the ground just outside the King Power Stadium following the game against West Ham last weekend.Leicester’s midweek League Cup tie against Southampton was postponed but the Premier League match away to Cardiff on Saturday will go ahead as planned.Vardy and his Leicester teammates have posted regular messages online, paying tribute to the man they called “The Boss”, and the former England man has opened up about how he found out about the accident.“I was just on my way home with my wife and kids and I got the news,” he told Sky Sports. “Obviously straight away it’s shock and you can’t really believe it’s happened.“You try to get in touch with everyone but no one was picking up their phones so that’s when I knew something was different.”Vardy, whose goals fired Leicester to the Premier League title in 2016, urged his teammates to produce a performance to honour Vichai.“We all spoke about wanting to play, it’s what Vichai would’ve wanted and that’s what we are going to do,” he said.“We need to make sure we go out there and honour his name and put in a performance that will hopefully get the win. I know people are saying the result doesn’t matter but for us as players we want to get a positive result.“It’s going to be tough and very emotional and what the lads wanted to do was play this game and honour the man himself.last_img read more

Gauteng plans R11bn solar panel rollout

first_img30 August 2013South Africa’s Gauteng province plans to spend R11-billion installing solar panels on all its state-owned buildings, and also has “ambitious plans” to invest in natural gas infrastructure in the province, says Gauteng Infrastructure Development MEC Qedani Mahlangu.Speaking at a meeting of the SA Black Technical and Allied Careers Organisation in Johannesburg on Thursday, Mahlangu said there was approximately 8-million square metres of roof-top space available on government-owned buildings in the province“Our calculations indicate that a mass roll-out of solar panels on government roof-tops will come at a cost of about R11.2-billion and lead to the generation of up to 300 MW of electricity.”Mahlangu said the investment would be in line with the province’s integrated energy strategy, and was one of several infrastructure projects that her department would initiate in the current financial year.Plans to invest in natural gas infrastructureThese, she said, included “ambitious plans” to invest in natural gas infrastructure.“Gauteng has the most developed natural gas infrastructure in South Africa. This constitutes a natural gas pipeline infrastructure connecting from the supply source in Mozambique through Secunda to Babelegi.“March 2014 will herald the end of [petrochemicals company] Sasol’s natural gas monopoly and the start of a natural gas industry regulated by Nersa [the National Energy Regulator of South Africa],” Mahlangu said.“It is at the back of these developments that our ambitious plans for natural gas are rooted.”Her department’s first project would be to replace the 77 coal-fired boilers in the province’s state hospitals with natural gas or diesel-fired boilers. “Twenty-one boilers are planned for replacement this fiscal year and the balance over the next three years.”Mahlangu also said that her department had entered into a partnership with state company iGas (the South African Gas Development Company) to conduct a feasibility study on the infrastructure required to supply natural gas to hospital boilers.“Our biggest showcase for the use of gas to meet hospital energy needs will be the tri-generation plant proposed for Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital as a pilot project. In this regard, the consultation process with stakeholders, such as the Department of Health and Treasury, is at an advanced stage.”Mahlangu added that natural gas infrastructure had the potential to benefit up to 2-million middle-class residents in Gauteng’s townships and suburbs, by way of natural gas reticulation for cooking and heating.Source: read more

On Writing 2,500 Blog Posts

first_imgThis post is 2,500th post I’ve written on this blog. Here is some of what I have learned writing and publishing every day. Well, almost every day. There was that one time . . .I didn’t need to take off time writing to visit Tibet. In 2010, less than a year after I started blogging, I had the chance to go to Lhasa. I decided not to blog while I was in-country. I soon discovered that if there was one thing I had, it was time to write. China Mobile was impeccable. It turns out, nomads don’t use a lot of mobile bandwidth. I had a clear signal from Basecamp 1 on Mt. Everest and could have hit publish from there. How cool would that have been?The discipline of writing has improved my thinking. Writing requires that you have a dialogue with yourself about your subject. You ask yourself questions, and you answer those questions. You also consider what your readers need to know and what questions they’ll ask. You don’t know what you really know or believe until you start writing.The act of writing a daily post has helped me become a better writer. I’m not sure anything else would have had the same effect. When I started writing, I wasn’t very good at it. I’m a bit better now. I was sloppy. I typed in WordPress (horrible idea). I wrote and edited at the same time, learning the hard way that those are two very different disciplines. Doing something every day brings improvement.Writing here has opened relationships with people around the world. I have spoken in 10 countries. I have friends in all of those countries, and more. I have relationships with businesses across the globe, and we found each other here. I’ve also made a lot of friends in the space where I play, some of whom are more like family now.This blog helped me with a publishing deal. I was going to self-publish my first book in January of this year. I wrote the book, paid to have it edited, and I was working with CreateSpace to publish it when Portfolio sent me a direct message on Twitter. How did they know me? Yes, this blog. At the end of last year, I signed a two-book deal, the first of which goes on sale October 11, 2016, with the second a year later. I wrote The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need.It has provided me with the opportunity to develop content that I am using in other places. It’s amazing how often content you create for one purpose ends up being useful for other projects and clients. It would take months and years to develop this content if you had to stop everything and create it from scratch. Big chunks of content were first created here, including some of what I believe to be my best ideas (along with some of my worst, no doubt). Ideas that started here also sparked content that I have never published here.Writing has produced way outsized business outcomes. On December 28, 2009, I decided to step onto this path. I told my wife I was going to write every day and within a year, I would be keynoting. I was delivering keynotes within ten months. Where’d that company find me? Right here. I even know which post caused them to pick up the phone and call me.Most of all, I’ve learned how much I appreciate the people who share their more precious resource with me: their time and attention.Thank you – sincerely,Anthony Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Video: Clemson Kicker Greg Huegel Drills Kick While Entire Team Screams At Him

first_imgClemson's Greg Huegel makes a field goal at practice under pressure.Instagram/clemsonfbHow do college football coaches simulate the pressure and environment of a big time game for their kickers during practice? Surround them with the entire team, and have them scream incessantly. Redshirt freshman Greg Huegel is currently starting at placekicker for the Clemson Tigers, a job he hopes to hold on to when incumbent starter Ammon Lakip returns from his suspension, and he drilled a long kick while being distracted by his fellow Tigers.We’ll see if he can do the same when tens of thousands of people are on top of him at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium or Williams-Brice this year, but for now, good start.last_img

Tennessee Congratulates Former Vol Star Eric Berry On 1st Interception After Battle With Cancer

first_imgEric Berry picks off pass for the Chiefs.ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 04: Eric Berry #29 of the Kansas City Chiefs returns an interception on a failed two-point converstion for two points against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on December 4, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Tennessee great Eric Berry has made a triumphant return to the NFL this season after a battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cost him the end of his 2014 campaign. Berry returned to the game with the Kansas City Chiefs this year, and has been honored by his alma mater at Neyland Stadium. Today, in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he recorded his first interception after his return.Eric Berry gets his first #interception since beating cancer. #BerryStrong #PITvsKC— Def Pen Sports (@DefPenSports) October 25, 2015 Tennessee congratulated the Vols great on the big play. It is great to see Berry back out there.last_img read more