Business News More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The Pasadena Police Department and Santa will join forces tomorrow, Saturday December 20, at 9:00 A.M. and give away Christmas baskets to members of the community. Each year the Community Services Section participates in this special program which helps brighten the holiday for about 100 families in our community.The program will begin at 9:00 a.m., and recipients have been advised to come to the Police Department. If you would like to assist to this effort, we encourage the Community’s participation and feel free to stop by with a new unwrapped gift or food item. Santa will be visiting as well! Subscribe Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Biggest Signs You Want To Be With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeauty 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Uncategorized Pasadena Police will Join Santa Claus and Spread Christmas Cheer Published on Friday, December 19, 2014 | 11:42 am
Related Articles Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago April 9, 2014 702 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago A rise in foreclosure starts and auctions caused an increase in U.S. foreclosure activity in March, up 4.0 percent from the previous month. The U.S. Foreclosure Market Report released by RealtyTrac reported approximately 117,000 foreclosure filings for the month, down 23 percent from March 2013.Foreclosure starts increased by 7.0 percent on a month-over-month basis, and foreclosure auctions increased monthly by 6.0 percent, fueling the larger foreclosure activity numbers for the month.The report found that the average time to complete a foreclosure rose to 572 days nationwide, a 1.0 percent increase from the previous quarter’s average of 564 days. However, the average time to complete a foreclosure is still up 20 percent from the first quarter of 2013, when the average completion time was 477 days.Foreclosure activity is the lowest it has been since the second quarter of 2007. Approximately 341,000 U.S. properties had a foreclosure notice in Q1 2014, down 3 percent from the previous quarter and down 23 percent from Q1 2013.1 in every 385 U.S. housing units had a foreclosure filing in the first quarter.”Now that the foreclosure deluge has dried up, banks are turning their attention back to properties that have been sitting in foreclosure limbo for some time,” said Daren Blomquist, VP at RealtyTrac.Repossessed properties were approximately 28,000 for the month. March’s figure represents a 5 percent drop from the previous month. Repossessed properties on a year-over-year basis fell 34 percent—an 80-month low and the lowest level since July 2007.”Banks will also now be able to devote more resources to dealing with the lingering inventory of nearly half a million already-foreclosed homes that still need to be sold,” Blomquist added. “Our estimates indicate only 10 percent of these bank-owned properties are listed for sale and more than half are still occupied by the former homeowner or tenant.”In addition to foreclosure data, RealtyTrac also provided an update of occupied REOs, which the company describes as “bank-owned properties still occupied after the completed foreclosure.”Of the roughly 259,000 bank-owned properties with available owner-occupancy data, and out of a total of approximately 483,000 bank-owned homes nationwide, 51 percent were still occupied by the former homeowner or a tenant.The average time to sell a bank-owned property increased by 34 percent to 226 days, up from 168 days in Q1 of 2013.States with above-average time to sell REOs included Texas (347 days), Michigan (342 days), Minnesota (313 days), Colorado (305 days), and Georgia (276 days).Florida was first in foreclosure activity by state, followed by Maryland, Nevada, and Illinois. Previous: FDIC: Community Banks Remain Resilient Amid Industry Consolidation Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 4/10/2014 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Q1 Foreclosure Activity Fueled by New Starts and Auctions The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save About Author: Colin Robins Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosure Foreclosure Auctions RealtyTrac REO REO-occupied Sign up for DS News Daily Foreclosure Foreclosure Auctions RealtyTrac REO REO-occupied 2014-04-09 Colin Robins Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Q1 Foreclosure Activity Fueled by New Starts and Auctions The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post Subscribe
News UpdatesAny Grievances Regarding Lack Of Supply Of Essentials, Treatment In Hospitals, Approach Us Directly; Bombay HC Tells Public At Large [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap4 Aug 2020 5:20 AMShare This – xIn a significant move, the Bombay High Court last Friday while hearing a suo motu PIL regarding newspaper reports criticizing the work done for controlling and preventing the spread of Covid-19 in Aurangabad district, observed that if any members of the general public may have grievances regarding lack of supply of essential goods especially in containment zones, denial of admission in a…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a significant move, the Bombay High Court last Friday while hearing a suo motu PIL regarding newspaper reports criticizing the work done for controlling and preventing the spread of Covid-19 in Aurangabad district, observed that if any members of the general public may have grievances regarding lack of supply of essential goods especially in containment zones, denial of admission in a hospital or grievances regarding the treatment received should approach the Court directly. Division bench of Justice TV Nalawade and Justice MG Sewlikar of Aurangabad bench had previously expressed grave concern about the rising number of cases in Aurangabad and warned strict action against those public servants and officials appointed for fighting the pandemic of coronavirus, who refuse to show up for work, Court even warned of a surprise visit to hospitals and quarantine centres to ensure that their is discipline in the concerned staff. At the outset, the bench appreciated the work done by authorities from Aurangabad District during the lockdown of nine days which was declared in July and said that due to cooperation of the citizens, it became successful. Court also observed that there was cooperation amongst the officers of Corporation under the leadership of Municipal Commissioner, officers of revenue department under the leadership of Divisional Commissioner/District Collector and police officers under the leadership of Police Commissioner and DSP(Rural) during the lockdown period. However, Court noted that positive cases of Covid-19 continued to rise in other areas “It appears that only the authority from the Aurangabad district is feeling that it is bound by the orders made by this Court. This Court had already observed that the condition created in Jalgaon district is also alarming. That continues to be alarming and no concrete steps appear to be taken in Jalgaon district. In other districts which are under the jurisdiction of this Court, the figure of infected persons is on the rise and today there is news item that during last 24 hours more than 117 infected persons were detected in Nanded district.” Moreover, Court said that on one hand the number of infected persons in the city area is coming down and on the other hand the number of infected persons from rural areas is going up and the trend is still in upward direction. The bench observed- “It is unfortunate, but it is a fact that when the virus spread initially in cities like Pune, Mumbai, Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) etc. many persons from this area started returning to their native places. Many of the persons of those areas have purchased properties in smaller cities, though by way of investment or by having resort center in rural area and there they shifted themselves. Even when inter-district travel is prevented and the prevention is continued till 31st August of this year, the persons were able to go to those places even without having passes issued by the authority and due to that there is spread of virus in village area.” Thereafter, it is mentioned that recently, Justice TV Nalawade went to Jalna for court inspection. He noticed that there was no strict checking and the police force (2-3 constables) posted there were not asking to show pass to anybody. They were making casual inquiry with the travellers and they were allowing the vehicles from Aurangabad side to Jalna side. This approach must have helped in spreading of the virus in parts of this region. Strict vigil needs to be kept and unless that is done, the authorities will not be in a position to control the things. This Court hopes that proper steps in that regard will be taken, Court said. Furthermore, Justice Nalawade noticed at 11 am when he was crossing boundary of Aurangabad and entering Jalna, that there were some police constables and some staff of the corporation and revenue department who were intercepting vehicles coming from Jalna and were asking the persons who were entering Aurangabad area to undergo antigen test. When Justice Nalawade was returning from Jalna at 4 pm such screening was not there and there was laxity and anybody could enter Aurangabad from Jalna area at that time. Thus, Court reiterated that the public servants need to be tested and “the servants who are useless need to be removed from the service by filing complaints against them in police station under the special Enactments like Epidemic Disease Act, 1897, Disaster Management Act, 2005 etc.” Court also referred to articles about cases of medical negligence that have taken place during the pandemic and refusal of admission or treatment to poor people and said- “In our society there are many who cannot afford to pay charges of private hospitals. It is learnt that many poor persons and the persons who have no influence are not able to get admissions in hospitals even when they are infected. It will be the subject of research to find out the number of poor persons who died at residential places due to such conditions, but they went unnoticed by anybody. It can be said that they spread virus as they remain at residential places, but the blame cannot be put on them as it is the fault of our system that we did not either spot them or attend them. Such incidents are more in rural areas and so proper attention needs to be paid to the rural area.” Finally, Court observed that due to aforesaid circumstances, it is necessary to allow all those persons who have grievance with regard to the care and treatment of infected persons and others to approach this Court directly. They may give grievance in writing to this Court either by post or on E-mail or through Advocate. The grievances may be of following nature :- (i) There was no supply of necessary items in the containment zone. (ii) There was no supply of ration from fair price shops to the card holders and others. (iii) There was no center created where the relatives of infected persons or infected persons can go to get admission in hospital. (iv) The officers or authority did not help them in getting admission in hospital. (v) Any hospital did not give admission to them even when authority had directed that hospital to admit the patient. (vi) They have doubt that necessary treatment was not given and the medicines and injections which are supplied by them or Government were not actually utilized by the doctors. Court sought information from the state in respect of reservation of beds in designated hospitals and use of those beds, availability of ventilators and the deaths due to non-availability of ventilators and action taken against negligence shown in treatment if complaints were received in that regard. In conclusion, Court told Public Prosecutor DR Kale to see that the intention of the Court to consider individual complaints, is given publicity up to village level. Court said that part of the order is to be used for informing the public that they can approach this Court directly for informing their grievances against the concerned public servant and also against the private hospitals and others.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
The waste recycling plant fits into a standardcontainer and is completely portable. Entirely locally designed and developed, theBeauTi-Fuel project looks set to empowersmall communities to become more self-suffucient in terms of energy production. (Images: Comps) MEDIA CONTACTS • Prof Diane Hildebrandt Director, Comps +27 11 717 7557 RELATED ARTICLES • Waste drive reaps rewards • Plastic recycling major job spinner • Makana: a beeline for success • IDC fund helps companies go green • SA becoming a renewable energy hubWilma den HartighScientists from Wits University’s Centre of Materials and Process Synthesis (Comps) and the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), have developed new technology that can produce liquid fuel, electricity, waxes and paraffin from agricultural and solid municipal waste.The modular unit, known as the BeauTi-FueL project, was developed by an all-South African team and has a negative carbon footprint.The R5-million (US$590 000) pilot plant will be showcased at the COP17 climate change conference in Durban next week.How it works Dr Michaela Vrey from Comps explains that the development team modified existing technology to process a solid waste feedstock. The unit was designed with a focus on smaller communities with lower energy and fuel consumption requirements. The process allows solid material with a carbon content to be converted using plasma gasification technology, supplied by Necsa. Plasma technology is used in the treatment of nuclear waste. According to how stuff works, a plasma waste converter applies a plasma torch to waste. A plasma torch uses gas and powerful electrodes to create plasma (ionised gas).When molecules are exposed to intense energy, such as the heat generated by a plasma torch, the molecular bonds holding them together break down in a process called molecular dissociation.Dr Jaco van der Walt, a plasma scientist from Necsa, explains that the plasma gasifier provides superior conversion efficiency.“The ease with which the process gas could be manipulated to optimise fuel production, combined with the resultant fuel gas generating electricity, renders this a sought-after system for anyone who generates waste,” van der Walt said in a statement.According to Prof Diane Hildebrandt, co-director of Comps, the plant can turn one ton of biomass into one barrel of diesel and 0.5 megawatt hours of electricity per day.A full-scale plant can treat 91 000 tons of municipal waste per annum. This can produce enough electricity for 10 000 homes and enough heat for about 700 homes.Self-sufficient communities The main goal of the plant is to empower small communities to become more self-sufficient in terms of energy, without compromising potential food sources.Hildebrandt says that the project has the potential to create jobs when implemented.Readily available waste products, previously of no value to local communities, can now be used to earn an income.People will be needed to grow the agricultural material, collect and sort municipal solid waste and supply fuel and electricity to small municipalities, rural areas and small farming areas.Vrey says one of the plant’s most useful applications would be in the farming industry. “Farmers produce a lot of waste in their operations and they also need a lot of electricity and fuel to sustain their operations,” she says.The other major benefit of the unit is its portability. The plant is small enough to fit into a standard 40 ft (approximately 12 metres) container, on the back of a truck.It can easily be transported to different sites in rural and agricultural communities, thereby reducing transport costs and the logistical hassle of transporting waste to a central processing site.The plant is also easy to operate. Vrey says that one of the main considerations was to develop a user-friendly plant that requires limited technical knowledge to operate.“We didn’t want a high-tech product that can only be operated by an engineer,” she says. Hildebrandt says in the long term, they hope to use the clean carbon dioxide produced by the process to grow algae that could be harvested and fed back to the plant, or used to feed fish. She says that this would be labour intensive and could create more employment.A solution for waste Vrey says the new technology can make a major contribution to reducing waste in South Africa.“South Africa has a huge waste problem and landfills are filling up. Such technology presents a solution,” she says.Recycling waste relieves pressure on over-stretched landfill sites, but recycling alone is not a solution to the challenge.Finding a commercial partner Vrey says that the next step is to find a commercial partner for the project.“We are also looking for orders from people who want to use the technology,” she says.A functional prototype will be built by mid-2012 and will be showcased at different public events around the country. During this period, the technology will be refined and the facility will be demonstrated to potential clients.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said her government is committed to alleviating poverty and the theory by Nobel laureate Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee on it will go a long way in helping the poor. Ms. Banerjee took to Twitter to express her views and posted some photographs of her visit to the residence of the Nobel laureate’s mother Nirmala Banerjee on Wednesday evening in the city. “Yesterday, I spent time with the family of our very own Nobel Prize winning economist, Abhijit Banerjee. His contribution to the experimental theory of poverty alleviation will go a long way in helping people #Bangla is very proud of him!,” Ms. Banerjee tweeted. On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Thursday, Ms. Banerjee in a tweet earlier in the day said, “…our Govt [government] in #Bangla is committed to alleviating poverty, reducing unemployment, combating illiteracy and upholding human rights.” The United Nations General Assembly had in 1987 designated October 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty to promote awareness about the need to eradicate poverty and destitution. During Wednesday’s meeting with Nirmala Banerjee, who herself is an economist, Ms. Banerjee had briefed her about the pro-poor schemes and projects of the State government. Ms. Banerjee had said the West Bengal government may seek her help in various projects of different departments such as agriculture, health, rural development and woman and child welfare as well as education.
Transfers Celtic take advantage of Mbappe move to snap up striker Edouard on loan from PSG Rob Lancaster Last updated 2 years ago 06:42 9/1/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Celtic PSG Premiership Ligue 1 The teenage frontman has headed out of Parc des Prince on an initial season-long agreement which includes the option to buy next summer Celtic have made a late addition to their squad on transfer deadline day with the signing of Odsonne Edouard on a season-long loan deal from Paris Saint-Germain.The 19-year-old striker agreed to a contract extension with the French club until 2020 before moving to Celtic on a temporary basis, with the Scottish champions also having the option to buy the player.Bhoys 13/5 to beat or draw with PSG Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Edouard, who was loaned out to Toulouse last season, follows Jonny Hayes, Kundai Benyu, Olivier Ntcham and Patrick Roberts in joining Brendan Rodgers’ squad during the window.”I am absolutely delighted to be joining Celtic, one of the world’s truly great football clubs, and I can’t wait to wear the famous Celtic jersey,” the Frenchman told Celtic’s official website.”I am really looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and we will work hard together to bring our fans as much success as possible.”Welcome to #CelticFC, Odsonne!He joins from @PSG_English on a season-long loan, with the club obtaining an option to buy the player. pic.twitter.com/t9GIoHafL2— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) August 31, 2017Eduaord heads out of PSG on the day that the big-spending Ligue 1 outfit completed a deal for Kylian Mbappe, with the France international joining a well-stocked striking department on a loan deal which includes the option for a €180 million deal in 2018.
Liverpool boss Klopp: We don’t have fringe players hereby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he has no fringe players in his squad.It’s a busy period for the European champions who will have played seven times between September 14 and October 5 before breaking off an international round of fixtures. Klopp, though, isn’t bemoaning a hectic fixture list.He told the Liverpool Echo: “We don’t have fringe players here, we only have first team players and a few young guns. We now play a lot Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, so we will have to see about [changes].”We don’t just play a lot of football we travel a lot, but you know that. Every team has to do that, we don’t go for excuses. Other teams have difficult situations, as well, it is like that.”You want to play Champions League, desperately and then it starts, you don’t say ‘oh my God, look at all these games’ that makes no sense. It is good.”The cup competitions are really nice and I am sure it will be a tough game against MK Dons because they are obviously pretty good as well. It will be interesting. We live for that so we should use these opportunities.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
zoomImage: Copyright © Pacific Basin Hong Kong-listed dry bulk shipping company Pacific Basin Shipping Limited saw a significant hike in vessel earnings in the third quarter of the year.Handysize and Supramax daily time-charter equivalent (TCE) earnings were USD 10,080 and USD 12,180 per day net respectively in the third quarter, representing an improvement of 24% and 30% year-on-year.The company further added that year-to-date average Handysize and Supramax daily net TCE earnings increased 23% and 30% year-on-year to USD 9,870 and USD 11,780, outperforming the BHSI and BSI spot market indices by 22% and 9% respectively.Vessel earnings increased due to an improvement of market fundamentals driven primarily by historically low growth in global dry bulk capacity. Newbuilding deliveries in the first nine months were one third lower year-on-year, and the global dry bulk fleet overall grew by around 2.3% net between January and September, similar to the same period last year.Clarksons Research estimates that global dry bulk capacity will grow around 2.7% net in the full year 2018 and 2.8% in 2019, as compared to 3% in 2017. The combined Handysize and Supramax capacity is estimated to grow about 2.2% in 2018 and less than 2% in 2019.In addition, fuel oil prices have increased contributing to slower ship operating speeds since May and, in turn, reduced dry bulk supply and therefore improved market conditions.The increasing gap between newbuilding and secondhand prices as well as uncertainty over future ship design requirements continued to discourage new ship ordering which in the first nine months of 2018, annualised, represented 3.3% of the global dry bulk fleet and 1.5% of the combined Handysize and Supramax fleet.Despite increasing trade tensions, the outlook for widely-spread global GDP growth remains favourable, which bodes well for dry bulk demand.Pacific Basin said that a small fraction of goods has been affected by the trade conflict between the United States and China, primarily soybean, as well as forest products and cement. ” A protracted trade conflict between the United States and China would weaken sentiment which, in the longer run, could impact global GDP growth and consequently overall trade and dry bulk demand. However, we continue to believe that the negative impact these protectionist actions have on the dry bulk trade will be largely outweighed by moderate dry bulk fleet growth and continued global dry bulk trade growth overall,” the company said.Overall, the company is bullish on market outlook and reaping the gains from its recovery.“Our healthy cash and net gearing positions enhance our ability to take advantage of opportunities to grow our business and attract cargo as a strong partner,” the shipowner said.During the third quarter, Pacific Basin purchased and took delivery of one secondhand Supramax vessel, increasing its owned fleet to 109 ships on the water. Including chartered ships, the company operated an average of 216 ships overall during the quarter.Three more ships purchased in May are scheduled to deliver over the next five months, bringing the fleet to 112 ships.
Valencia have reportedly set their sights on a surprise move for Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi this summer, claims the Daily MirrorThe Belgium international’s future at Stamford Bridge remains in doubt, despite the fact that Antonio Conte has now left after he was restricted to just three Premier League starts under the former Italy manager.Due to his lack of opportunities in his first season at Chelsea, Batshuayi joined Borussia Dortmund on loan for the latter half of the 2017-18 season and finished with an impressive seven goals in 10 appearances.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.But now the 24-year-old remains unsure about his future at Chelsea and is evaluating his options, despite the fact that Maurizio Sarri is now in charge of the Blues.Another factor which has made Batshuayi consider leaving Chelsea is the fact that they will be in the Europa League this season, while Valencia will be able to offer him Champions League football as well as regular playing time.Despite his injury struggles at the end of the last season, Batshuayi was a member of the Belgium World Cup and made three appearances for the national side as they finished in third-place.