The Wet Keeps Coming, More Storms on the Way to Pasadena for Wednesday, Thursday

first_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. Make a comment More Cool Stuff 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 Uncategorized The Wet Keeps Coming, More Storms on the Way to Pasadena for Wednesday, Thursday Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | 3:04 pm Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena The National Weather Service is predicting more rain over Pasadena and the rest of Los Angeles County as a couple of low pressure systems move across the region, increasing precipitation chances Wednesday and Thursday.Wednesday’s chance of rain is at 80 percent according to the latest NWS forecast, with showers possible mainly before 11 a.m.“Widespread rain will give everyone a half-inch to an inch of rain totals through Wednesday morning with the steadier rain ending over Los Angeles County by late Morning,” a NWS Forecast Discussion said Tuesday.Highs Wednesday will be near 57 and lows around 47.Showers are still likely on Thursday, when the rain chance is at 70 percent. Highs will be near 57 with a light and variable wind becoming east southeast in the afternoon.Thursday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 43.Friday will be mostly sunny as stronger high pressure ridging starts building over the state. Highs will be near 60 and lows Friday night will be around 42.Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 63.Here’s how the rest of the weekend will be like:Saturday Night – Mostly clear, with a low around 44.Sunday – Sunny, with a high near 66.Sunday Night – Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.M.L.King Day – Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News center_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Signs You’re Not Ready To Be In A RelationshipHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community Newslast_img read more

‘Costly Morass’ in U.K-France Plan to Replace Old Plants With a Questionable Mega-Reactor

first_img‘Costly Morass’ in U.K-France Plan to Replace Old Plants With a Questionable Mega-Reactor FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Carol Matlack for Bloomberg News:As Britain races to replace its aging nuclear reactors and coal generators, it’s hoping to team up with France to build the most expensive power plant in history—a massive atomic facility with two reactors at Hinkley Point on England’s southwestern coast. It could provide 7 percent of the country’s electricity by 2025. But the design, intended to showcase the latest French reactor technology, poses engineering and financial problems that could create a costly morass for both countries. Critics question whether the EPR, an ultrapowerful, super-reinforced reactor containing about twice as much concrete as existing models, is the right choice for either Britain or France. “It has turned out to be extremely difficult to build,” says Simon Taylor, a professor at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School who specializes in energy finance. “The industry trend is toward smaller, more flexible designs.” Westinghouse Electric and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy are marketing smaller reactors, as are manufacturers from South Korea and Russia. Even in France, Taylor says, “there are voices in the nuclear industry saying, ‘We must come up with a plan B.’ ” Public support for the project in Britain has fallen to 33 percent, down from 57 percent in 2013, according to a YouGov poll released on April 26 commissioned by New Nuclear Watch Europe, a pro-nuclear group.Britain can offset the closure of old nuclear and coal plants and put off the need for new reactors for another decade by increasing its investment in renewable energy, says Deepa Venkateswaran, a utility analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein in London. New, less expensive technologies might be developed to store energy from wind and solar, helping to ensure reliable supply. Building Hinkley Point now, she says, “is not make-or-break.”In the end, politics could trump finance and technology. France wants to protect thousands of well-paying jobs in its nuclear industry. And British Prime Minister David Cameron, who in March joined French President François Hollande in reaffirming support for Hinkley Point, is keen for a project that would create jobs in an economically depressed region. “The decision-makers on both sides are totally underestimating” the risks, says Mycle Schneider, an independent nuclear analyst in Paris. “But the farther they go on, the more difficult it is to pull out.”Full article: French Plans for a Nuclear Plant Begin to Look Like a Bad Deal for Britainlast_img read more

After victories in 2016, CUNA looks to future regulatory relief

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA began 2016 by implementing an advocacy strategy aimed at working with Congress to work with regulators to reduce regulatory burdens on credit unions. The strategy has seen some success this year, with more work to do, but also positions CUNA to work further on this strategy in the years ahead.“We used our unparalleled grassroots efforts, as well as the first-of-its kind regulatory burden study to help credit unions and leagues bring together an unprecedented 399 members of Congress—a bipartisan supermajority of both chambers—to send a strong message that regulatory burdens are impeding credit union service to members, and that regulations should be tailored to reduce that” said Ryan Donovan, CUNA’s chief advocacy officer.CUNA undertook this effort with the hope of improving current proposals, such as the NCUA’s field-of-membership rule, as well as impact forthcoming rulemakings from agencies such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).“After CUNA, credit unions and the leagues loudly and publicly pushed for it, the CFPB has acknowledged that it has some exemption authority, although we continue to push for broader and more widespread use,” Donovan said. “The NCUA went from saying ‘no’ to our pleas for examination fairness efficiency to undertaking a comprehensive overhaul of its supervisory process.” continue reading »last_img read more

Tablets as a cure for members needing cards instantly

first_img continue reading » Brookfield, Wis. Fiserv, launched its Instant Issue Advantage wireless tablet solution, putting instantly issued and activated cards in the hands of verified financial institution cardholders to begin using right away.Instant Issue Advantage wireless tablet technology enables a teller, such as those at the $159-million Rochester, Minn.-based First Alliance Credit Union, to greet and verify member identity in the lobby. The credit union then provides them with a tablet to access information and instantly receive a permanent MasterCard branded EMV debit card.Members opening accounts, or those in need of replacement cards, have access to a new card immediately. This has proven beneficial in attracting younger members and strengthening loyalty to the credit union. 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Foreign Affairs focuses on pandemic threat

first_imgJun 10, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The influential journal Foreign Affairs is adding its voice to the warnings about a potential influenza pandemic by publishing a special section on pandemics in its forthcoming July/August issue.Titled “The Next Pandemic,” the section includes four articles by a panel of experts. They focus on the evidence that the H5N1 flu virus may spark a pandemic, the challenges of preparing for a pandemic, the need to integrate disease-control efforts for people and animals, and the lessons of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.Foreign Affairs is the second well-known journal in less than three weeks to publish a sizable collection of articles on the threat of a pandemic. The British journal Nature published 10 articles on the subject in its May 26 issue.Foreign Affairs has also scheduled a special press briefing on the pandemic issue for Jun 16 in Washington, DC. The briefing will feature two of the article authors, Laurie Garrett and Michael T. Osterholm, along with Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and James F. Hoge Jr., editor of the journal.Following are summaries of the Foreign Affairs articles.’The next pandemic?’The H5N1 flu virus is showing potential to cause the next flu pandemic. It is impossible to predict when a pandemic might hit—the swine flu of 1976, which failed to materialize, is a notable example of the risks of such predictions—but author Laurie Garrett is certain that the world is currently unready to address such a threat. Garrett is a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations.The imbalance of wealth, the weakness of public health systems in countries worldwide, and the numerous hurdles to fast, efficient vaccine production are just a few of the issues that will affect how the world copes with a pandemic, Garrett says. She recommends that national policymakers prepare now “for worst-case scenarios involving quarantines, weakened armed services, dwindling hospital space and vaccine supplie.” Further, it is in every government’s interest to bolster the funding and authority of the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization so they can offer timely, impartial assessments of an epidemic’s progress.People engaged in policy and security worldwide “cannot afford to ignore the warning” of a possible pandemic, Garrett writes.’Preparing for the Next Pandemic’The next flu pandemic could well cause hundreds of millions of deaths around the world and bring the global economy to a standstill, writes Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of this Web site.Recent evidence suggests that the H5N1 strain of influenza A could trigger a pandemic like that of 1918-19, which probably killed between 50 million and 100 million people, Osterholm writes. In today’s world, that could mean up to 360 million deaths. The SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) epidemic gave a hint of the kind of economic disruption a pandemic could cause. Though only about 8,000 of SARS cases occurred, the disease cost the Asia-Pacific region an estimated $40 billion.If a major pandemic began today, the global economy would shut down, Osterholm predicts. The disease would trigger shortages of food and other essential commodities. No vaccine would be available in the first several months, and in the first year the world could produce only enough vaccine for about 14% of the population. The antiviral drug oseltamivir could help countries that have stockpiled it, but in most of the world it would be unavailable. Other medical supplies such as masks and ventilators would be in short supply.As he has done in other recent writings, Osterholm calls for detailed operational planning to get through a pandemic. He also advocates an international project to develop the ability to produce a vaccine for the entire world population within several months of the start of a pandemic. If there isn’t enough vaccine to go around, economic disaster will overtake all countries, regardless of their vaccine supplies. “No one can truly be isolated from a pandemic,” he writes.’One World, One Health’Many diseases that have scared the public and disrupted global commerce in recent years have been zoonoses—diseases that originated in animals and crossed into humans. The emergence of diseases like avian flu, SARS, and Ebola tell us that it’s time to knock down the walls between the agencies and groups that deal with diseases in humans, domestic animals, and wildlife, according to William B. Karesh and Robert A. Cook. Karesh directs the field veterinary program at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and co-chairs the World Conservation Union’s veterinary specialist group; Cook is vice-president of the WCS and its chief veterinarian.Burgeoning international travel, population growth, the global trade in animals and animal products, and a growing dependence on intensified livestock production have made humanity more vulnerable to cross-species diseases, Karesh and Cook write. But “no government agency or multilateral organization today focuses on the numerous diseases that threaten people, domestic animals, and wildlife alike.”The authors observe that the eradication of smallpox—the only major infectious disease that has been eradicated—was possible largely because smallpox, at least under natural conditions, affects only humans. When a pathogen can infect a range of hosts, controlling it becomes far more difficult and requires an integrated approach, they write.They call for a number of steps to integrate efforts to deal with human and animal diseases. Examples include better surveillance of wildlife diseases, requiring animal traders to pay more of the cost of preventing and controlling outbreaks, and inducing governments to improve the regulation of trade in animals.”Bridges must be built between different scientific disciplines, and trade in wildlife must be dramatically reduced and, like the livestock industry, properly regulated,” Karesh and Cook argue.’The lessons of HIV/AIDS’To understand the impact of a potential avian flu pandemic, author Laurie Garrett suggests, one should first examine a slower-moving global pandemic: HIV/AIDS. Garrett details the massive destabilization of countries across the world as soldiers, teachers, and political leaders die and countless children are orphaned.Donor states should spend heavily on HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment, but also emphasize development to usher the poorest countries into the global economy, Garrett contends. Donor states also should step up international programs that prevent high-risk sex and drug use while providing condoms and sterile needles, she adds. The survival of some developing countries may rest on risking tension over unequal treatment to provide antiretroviral therapy to important people and workers in key sectors of society.In addition, science and global security interests must recognize the importance of developing more sophisticated methods to identify and track specific strains of HIV and factors, such as drug smuggling, that contribute to the spread of the disease.See also:Foreign Affairs July/August 2005 Table of Contents page with links to excerpts of three of the articleshttp://www.foreignaffairs.com/issues/2005/84/4last_img read more

2nd Annual Pet And Food Supply Drive

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAmeriGas lended a helping hand to the Huron Humane Society as they hosted their 2nd Annual Pet and Food Supply Drive.The event took place at the local Tractor Supply where dozens of people from the community stopped in to make donations.They were able to donate pet food, cleaning supplies, and even make monetary donations.“Food, cat litter, any kind of supplies that the shelters may need- and then we try to assist them with adoptions as well,” said Cindy Walker, AmeriGas District Manager.“As I said this is our second annual so we’re very excited,” said Walker.Not only were members of the community able to make a donation, but they could also adopt a pet on the spot!“Today we have three dogs and three cats now, but yes you can come in and fill out the application and you can actually adopt a pet today- which is that’s the ultimate goal to get these pets forever homes,” said Walker.To make a donation or adopt a pet, visit the Huron Humane Society or call 989–356–4794. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Jail Responsible For Inmate’s SurgeryNext Besser Museum Celebrates International Dark Sky Weeklast_img read more

Zico: Managerial casualties in the league is a result of competitiveness

first_imgChief Executive Officer of Bechem United, Kingsley Osei Bonsu, believes the current managerial casualties in the league is as a result of the competitive nature of the league.The Ghana league has seen as many as 7 casualties representing 43.75% of clubs changing managers after only 11 matchdays.Aduana, Kotoko, Inter Allies, Bechem United, Medeama, Dwarfs and now Ashantigold have new men in charge of the club.For Osei Bonsu, the clubs have been competitive.“That should tell you the competitive nature of the league, he told Joy Sports.“I can tell you about Bechem United, we have changed two coaches. “ “The terrain also leads to this. When the system does not fall in line with the coach he has to go.”“For other clubs, I can confidently say that it is due to the competitive nature. If the club administrator is not convinced about the work of the coach, that’s where change comes in.”“It all has to do with the policy of the coach.”Bechem United replaced Seth Osei Wire with Portugese Manuel Zacharias.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more