latest #1 Road Closures for Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon Published on Monday, February 11, 2013 | 11:34 am 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Blue Zoneâ€”6:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.Arroyo Blvd. between Seco and CaliforniaCalifornia between Arroyo Blvd. and Orange GroveOrange Grove between California and Colorado Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Gold Zoneâ€”6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.Colorado between Orange Grove and Arroyo ParkwayGreen Street between Raymond and WilsonArroyo Parkway between Colorado and CordovaLake between Colorado and San PasqualWilson between Green and San Pasqual Top of the News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box.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. Red Zoneâ€”6:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Colorado Street Bridge between Orange Grove and San RafaelNorthbound Linda Vista between San Rafael and Seco StreetSeco Street between Linda Vista and RosemontWest Drive between Seco Street and Washington Blvd.Salvia Canon between Linda Vista and West DriveWashington between Parkview and RosemontRosemont between Washington and Seco Street First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News The public is reminded of the following road closures and other important event information for the Kaiser Permanente Rockâ€™nâ€™Roll Half Marathon, Sunday, February 17, held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Event activities include a half marathon and 5k run followed by a post-race festival and finish line concert. About 7,000 participants have pre-registered.On race day only, the public number to call with day-of-event questions about street closures, parking, towed vehicles or sound complaints is: (626) 577-3296.The half marathon begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 5k start at 7:50 a.m. Race information and course maps are online at http://cityofpasadena.net/specialevents/rock_n_roll/. To find out if you live within a Â¼-mile radius of the half marathon route, use the maps online or call (626) 744-7665. The Start and Finish line is at the Rose Bowl Stadium. The finish line festival and concert will occur from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Area H located immediately south of the stadium.Motorists and residents are advised that numerous City streets throughout Pasadena will be closed, restricted or unavailable to vehicles. All streets slated for barricades or closure will be closed no later than 6:30 a.m. on race day. Staggered re-openings of streets will occur until about 1:00 p.m. when most roads should be re-opened.The motoring public is urged to drive with extra caution; observe all temporary signs and restrictions and to obey directions from public safety personnel. The City thanks residents, merchants, the motoring public and pedestrians for their cooperation during the event.The Race Course is divided into zones, including Blue, Gold and Red. Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Race Day DetoursTo circumvent race day closures, motorists are encouraged to look at the online maps for detailed detour routes. Primary detour routes include Walnut Street to the north, Hill Avenue to the East, California Blvd. to the South and St. John, Pasadena Ave. and the 710 Extension to the West.Parking Information for Residents & BusinessesNo Parking signs will be posted along the course. Overnight parking restrictions will be lifted within a Â¼-mile radius of the half marathon route from 1:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Race Day only. During this time, parking permits will not be required to park on City streets within this area. All other parking restrictions and prohibitions will apply, including temporary tow-away zones, no parking near fire hydrants or in red zones and parking by permit only in blue disabled parking spots.Vehicle Towing Along RouteThe half marathon route will be posted with No Parking signs. Please observe all on-street parking restrictions closely, noting all time restrictions. Vehicles that are parked on the course during the restricted times will be towed to the Pasadena Central Library parking lot at 285 E. Walnut St. and will be available for pick-up for free only until 1:00 p.m. on the day of the half marathon. Call (626) 577-3296 on race day only for towing information. After that, unclaimed towed vehicles will be moved to a City storage lot and storage charges will apply.For more information about the City of Pasadena go online to www.cityofpasadena.net. 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Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Deputy McConalogue calls on Minister not to cut local garda resources Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal North East Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue says that the attack on a 96-year-old woman over the weekend shows that now is not the time to dismantle local garda resources.The attack in Aghilly in the early hours of Saturday morning left the elderly woman needing hospital treatment and has caused shock and distress in the local community.Speaking to Highland Radio, Duputy McConalogue has called on Minister Alan Shatter to stop the reduction of Garda numbers and services. In doing so, he says this will allow them to continue providing the best security for our communities…[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/chrlsn6.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week By News Highland – January 6, 2013 Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleFour men and a juvenile charged in Omagh murder investigationNext articleVictim named in Tyrone murder investigation News Highland News Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic
Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous article‘Circuit breaker’ lockdown being considered for NorthNext articleCounty Final would be frozen if Level 5 is introduced News Highland Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Facebook WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – October 5, 2020 Google+ More than 3,500 cases of Covid-19 were reported on either side of the border over the past three days.Donegal continues to have the highest 14 day incidence rate in per 100,000 for Covid-19 in the country, rising to a rate of 257.6 per 100,000.Yesterday officials here reported 364 more positive tests, with no further deaths among patients.Cases were recorded in all counties for the second day in a row — but Dublin, Cork, Donegal, Limerick and Galway had the highest numbers.Infectious diseases specialist Professor Sam McConkey says even where the rates are relatively low, the outbreak is growing.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/mcconkey.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Donegal’s incidence rate of Covid-19 remains the highest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme
Google+ WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous article28 more people die from Covid-19, 500 new casesNext articleBuildings in Derry & Strabane to shine a light for front line workers News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Further five confirmed cases in Donegal – 125 in total Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest There are now 125 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Donegal.Five new cases were confirmed today by the Department of Health.Out of the 28 new deaths recorded today, two of them are in the north west.The Social Protection Minister’s defended the government’s approach to testing for coronovirus.It’s after concerns were raised over a backlog in the number of people who are waiting for a test.Minister Regina Doherty insists every effort is being made to increase the numbers being tested:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/dohefdgdfgdfrty7pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Facebook Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – April 9, 2020
The company has discovered oil in its onshore exploration block CPO-5, in Llanos basin, Colombia Image: ONGC Videsh discovers oil in Colombia and Brazil. Photo: Courtesy of Kristina Kasputienė from Pixabay. ONGC Videsh, a subsidiary of Indian public sector oil and gas company ONGC, has announced the discovery of oil in its Colombian and Brazilian assets.The company has discovered oil in its onshore exploration block CPO-5, in Llanos basin, Colombia and the deep offshore exploration block BM-SEAL-4, in Sergipe Alagoas Basin, Brazil.Oil discovery in ColombiaIn Colombia, ONGC Videsh has encountered the 8m oil bearing sands in its Well Sol-1, in the block CPO-5 at a depth of 2852m, which indicates the presence of oil pay further south of the block.The company owns 70% participating interest (PI) and serves as operator for the CPO-5 block, while the remaining 30% PI is owned by Petrodorado South America (PDSA), Colombia.ONGC Videsh said that it has previously discovered the commercial oil in wells Mariposa-1 well in 2017 and Indico-1 well 2018, which are under production now.Oil discovery in BrazilONGC Videsh has discovered oil in Moita Bonita-2 well, located in exploration block BM-SEAL-4 at a depth of 2629m, deep offshore Brazil. The company is a consortium partner with the operator Petrobras.The well has encountered a 39m thick gas bearing sand at the depth of 5227m and a 24m thick oil bearing sand at more depth.Drill Stem Test (DST) performed in the gas carrier interval 5252m to 5291m demonstrated good production from the reservoir, said ONGC Videsh.The company owns 25% PI in the block, while Petrobras operates the consortium holding 75% PI. The consortium partners intend to evaluate the discovery to determine the commerciality.Recently, ONGC and EXXON-Mobil have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to conduct joint technical studies and work together on deep water and other Petroleum Exploration Licence (PEL) blocks of ONGC in east and west coast, and open acreages for joint bidding.ExxonMobil Asia Pacific vice president Michael Deal said: “We welcome the opportunity to work with ONGC and apply our collective expertise to be an even bigger part of India’s bright energy future”.ONGC CMD Shashi Shanker said: “This meaningful partnership with ExxonMobil will be a step towards unlocking value in ONGC PEL offshore blocks, study open acreage areas and enable us to get closer to meeting Country’s energy aspirations”.
Industry news Russia: Unmanned Helicopters to Secure Winter Olympics 2014 Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Unmanned Helicopters to Secure Winter Olympics 2014 View post tag: Helicopters View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: 2014 October 31, 2012 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Winter View post tag: Olympics View post tag: secure View post tag: Unmanned To maintain security of Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi, Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs will order an air reconnaissance…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, October 31, 2012; Image: Flot Share this article
It has become common for people who have pets to refer to themselves as “pet parents,” but how closely does the relationship between people and their non-human companions mirror the parent-child relationship?A small study from a group of Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers makes a contribution to answering this complex question by investigating differences in how important brain structures are activated when women view images of their children and their own dogs. Their report was published in the open-access journal PLOS One.“Pets hold a special place in many people’s hearts and lives, and there is compelling evidence from clinical and laboratory studies that interacting with pets can be beneficial to the physical, social, and emotional well-being of humans,” says Lori Palley of the MGH Center for Comparative Medicine, co-lead author of the report and a doctor of veterinary medicine. “Several previous studies have found that levels of neurohormones like oxytocin — which is involved in pair-bonding and maternal attachment — rise after interaction with pets, and new brain-imaging technologies are helping us begin to understand the neurobiological basis of the relationship, which is exciting.”In order to compare patterns of brain activation involved with the human-pet bond with those elicited by the mother-child bond, the study enrolled a group of women with at least one child aged 2 to 10 years old and one dog that had been in the household for two years or longer. Participation consisted of two sessions, the first being a home visit during which participants completed several questionnaires, including ones that asked about their relationships with both their child and pet. The participants’ dog and child were also photographed in each participants’ home.The second session took place at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH, where functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) — which indicates levels of activation in specific brain structures by detecting changes in blood flow and oxygen levels — was performed as participants lay in a scanner and viewed a series of photographs. The photos included images of each participant’s own child and own dog, alternated with images of an unfamiliar child and dog belonging to another study participant. After the scanning session, each participant completed additional assessments, including an image-recognition test to confirm she had paid close attention to photos presented during scanning, and rated several images from each category shown during the session on factors relating to pleasantness and excitement.Of 16 women originally enrolled, complete information and MR data was available for 14 participants. The imaging studies revealed both similarities and differences in the way the women’s important brain regions reacted to images of their own child and own dog. Areas previously reported as important for functions such as emotion, reward, affiliation, visual processing, and social interaction all showed increased activity when participants viewed either their own child or their own dog. A region known to be important to bond formation — the substantia nigra/ventral tegmental area (SNi/VTA) — was activated only in response to images of a participant’s own child. The fusiform gyrus, which is involved in facial recognition and other visual processing functions, actually showed greater response to own-dog images than own-child images.“Although this is a small study that may not apply to other individuals, the results suggest there is a common brain network important for pair-bond formation and maintenance that is activated when mothers viewed images of either their child or their dog,” says Luke Stoeckel, MGH Department of Psychiatry, co-lead author of the PLOS One report. “We also observed differences in activation of some regions that may reflect variance in the evolutionary course and function of these relationships.“For example, like the SNi/VTA, the nucleus accumbens has been reported to have an important role in pair-bonding in both human and animal studies. But that region showed greater deactivation when mothers viewed their own-dog images instead of greater activation in response to own-child images, as one might expect. We think the greater response of the fusiform gyrus to images of participants’ dogs may reflect the increased reliance on visual than verbal cues in human-animal communications.”Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and co-author Randy Gollub adds, “Since fMRI is an indirect measure of neural activity and can only correlate brain activity with an individual’s experience, it will be interesting to see if future studies can directly test whether these patterns of brain activity are explained by the specific cognitive and emotional functions involved in human-animal relationships. Further, the similarities and differences in brain activity revealed by functional neuroimaging may help to generate hypotheses that eventually provide an explanation for the complexities underlying human-animal relationships.”The investigators note that further research is needed to replicate these findings in a larger sample and to see if they are seen in other populations — such as women without children, fathers, and parents of adopted children — and in relationships with other animal species. Combining fMRI studies with additional behavioral and physiological measures could obtain evidence to support a direct relationship between the observed brain activity and the purported functions.
The US remains the country hit hardest by far by the health crisis gripping the world, with 183,203 COVID-19 deaths, the Baltimore-based university’s tracker showed.The US charted its five millionth case on August 9. That was just 17 days after it hit four million.Global coronavirus infections have soared past 25 million, as countries tighten restrictions to halt the health crisis that has upended life for most of humanity.A million additional cases have been detected globally roughly every four days since mid-July, according to an AFP tally, with India on Sunday setting the record for the highest single-day rise in cases with 78,761. In America, there are great disparities from between states. New York City, the epicenter of the crisis in the spring, is doing much better after months of lockdown and other measures to fight the virus.Only one percent of tests in New York come back positive, and on Sunday it reported just one death, compared to more than a thousand nationwide. The US Open tennis tournament began there Monday, albeit with no spectators and with strict health safeguards in force.But other parts of America such as the South and Midwest are showing a much higher incidence of COVID-19. One university in Alabama has reported more than 1,000 cases since classes resumed after the summer break.And the death toll is expected to reach 200,000 in September, according to epidemiological models. Topics : The United States surpassed six million coronavirus cases on Monday, adding a million infections in three weeks, as India and parts of Europe reported alarming news on the pandemic’s economic toll.While it accounts for a quarter of the global caseload, the US is reporting a third fewer new daily infections than it did during the July peak, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.But the virus is still raging in some regions, with no coordinated federal response, and President Donald Trump — desperate to present a positive picture as he seeks re-election in November — has made clear he favors less testing, so that America does not look so bad. ‘Complete washout’ The virus has hobbled the US economy, the world’s largest, and cast a shadow over Trump’s re-election prospects.As the US marked this latest horrific milestone, bad economic news poured in from elsewhere.India reported a historic 23.9 percent decline in GDP in the second quarter as manufacturing and productivity were battered by a strict lockdown.The plunge by Asia’s third largest economy was the biggest since the government in New Delhi started publishing quarterly figures in 1996.”The entire quarter was spent in lockdown and it was a complete washout for the Indian economy,” Mumbai-based economist Ashutosh Datar told AFP.India has recorded 3.6 million cases and is the only country reporting more new daily infections than the US. Italy, the eurozone’s third largest economy, also reported Monday it has fallen into deep recession: GDP fell by nearly 13 percent in the second quarter compared to the previous one.Turkey also reported taking a huge hit in the second quarter, as its economy shrank 9,9 percent.The virus has proven a tenacious foe even in nations such as New Zealand and South Korea, which had previously brought their outbreaks largely under control but are now battling new clusters of infections.On the other side of the world, Latin America — the worst-hit region — is still struggling with its first wave, with COVID-19 deaths in Brazil crossing 120,000, second only to the United States.Nearly 855,000 people have died of COVID-19 globally, and with no vaccine or effective treatment available yet, governments have been forced to resort to some form of social distancing and lockdowns to stop the spread of the virus.Masks became mandatory from Monday on public transport and flights in New Zealand, which went more than 100 days without local transmission before the current cluster emerged.And tightened virus curbs kicked in on Sunday in South Korea, which is also battling fresh clusters — including in the greater Seoul region, home to half the country’s population.But there was some good news Monday, from the Pacific region.Schools across New Zealand’s biggest city Auckland reopened as it emerges from lockdown, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expressing confidence a second-wave outbreak is under control.”We have a plan that we know will work,” a masked Ardern told reporters in Auckland. And Australia reported fewer than 100 new coronavirus cases, the lowest number in two months, as authorities appeared to bring an outbreak in second city Melbourne under control.
Education, Government That Works, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Continuing his effort to bring fresh ideas to state government, Governor Tom Wolf is encouraging recent advanced degree graduates and those completing an advance degree program by August 2019 to apply for the state’s William Penn Fellowship. The fellows work closely with state government leaders to find innovative solutions for challenges facing Pennsylvania.“This is a unique opportunity to put your education and passion to work and make our Commonwealth better,” said Governor Wolf. “Pennsylvania is a dynamic place and we need the best and brightest to consider public service. This is a chance to gain tremendous work experience and help us transform and modernize state government.”A paid two-year fellowship is available at 13 state agencies. Participants will coordinate with the Governor’s Policy Office and agency policy office to research and develop policies ranging from improving healthcare, supporting the wellbeing of mothers and children, preparing students for 21st century jobs, addressing food insecurity, expanding forest products industry jobs and more.“Pennsylvania is home to some of the best colleges and universities in the nation,” said First Lady Frances Wolf. “Our goal through this program is to attract some of that talent to state government service in order to bring fresh ideas, new skills and innovative solutions to our work on behalf of all Pennsylvanians.”Individuals with master’s-level and above degrees earned from December 2015 to August 2019 are eligible for the William Penn Fellowship. The application deadline is Jan. 30, 2019. Selected candidates will be invited to Harrisburg in February for in-person interviews. Final selections will be announced in March with the fellowship starting in July.This is the second class of William Penn fellows for the Wolf administration. The inaugural class has 10 participants, including Allen Landis, a fellow with the Department of Environmental Protection, who shares his experience in this video.More information about this unique opportunity, including application instructions, is available on the commonwealth’s employment website. November 14, 2018 Governor Wolf: Pa. Seeks Recent Graduates to Help Transform State Government SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
14 Views no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share NewsRegional Jamaica reports increased remittance inflows by: – November 2, 2011 Share Governor of the Bank of Jamaica, Brian WynterKINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ), in its latest report on remittances, said that during the month of August, total remittance inflows were US$174.6 million, an improvement of US$17.8 million or 11.4 percent over the corresponding period last year.Net remittances for the month, after accounting for outflows, were US$148.9 million, which represented an improvement of US$15.0 million or 11.2 percent relative to the corresponding period of 2010.The BOJ attributed the growth in net remittances largely “to typical seasonal increase in demand for funds to finance back-to-school purchases prior to the start of the new school year.” There were increases of US$14.6 million and US$3.2 million, respectively, for the “Remittance Companies” and “Other Remittances” sub-categories.Meanwhile, for the first eight months of 2011, net remittances were US$1.1 billion, which represented an increase of US$78.7 million or 7.3 percent relative to the corresponding period of 2010.For the period, the BOJ reported that total remittance inflows were over US$1.3 billion, representing an increase of US$87.9 million or 7.1 percent. The increase in total remittance inflows emanated from improvements in inflows to both the Remittance Companies, and the Other Remittances sub-categories.Remittance Companies recorded an increase of US$73.6 million or 7.0 percent, while Other Remittances had an increase of US$14.3 million or 7.6 percent compared to the corresponding period in 2010. For the eight-month period, increases in outflows of US$9.2 million, partially offset the positive growth in net remittances.The report stated that although marginally better than the corresponding period in 2010, the inflows of US$1.3 million were still below the pre-crisis (global financial meltdown of 2008) trend. It noted that a continued improvement in remittance inflows in “ensuing months is juxtaposed on the improving macroeconomic conditions in source economies.”For the first five months of the 2011/12 fiscal year, net remittances were US$738.2 million, which represented an increase of US$58.6 million or 8.6 percent relative to the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year. This resulted from an increase in gross inflows though partially offset by increases in remittance outflows.For that period, total remittance inflows were US$852.8 million, representing an increase of US$60.6 million or 7.6 percent over the corresponding period of the preceding fiscal year.The growth in total remittance inflows emanated from increases of US$51.7 million or 7.7 percent by Remittance Companies and US$8.9 million or 7.3 percent by Other Remittances.Remittances represent a significant source of national income. According to the Inter American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (IDB-MIF) in Latin America and the Caribbean, remittances play an important role in the economy of the region, totaling over US$66.5 billion in 2007, with about 75 percent originating in the United States.The IDB-MIF research revealed that total remittances represent more than the sum of foreign direct investment and official development aid combined. In seven Latin American and Caribbean countries, remittances account for more than 10 percent of GDP and exceed the dollar flows of the largest export product in almost every country in the region.The IDB-MIF has been the leading agency on regional remittance research.By Allan BrooksCaribbean News Now