Woman Found Dead Under Suspicious Circumstances at Park in Pasadena Identified as Glendale Resident, Union Station Program Manager

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Doggy park may be ‘paw-sible’ for City

first_imgTwitter Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook Dog photo created by cookie_studio – www.freepik.comSINN Fein councillor Sharon Benson has welcomed the commitment from Limerick City and County Council to undertake a feasibility study to establish a  Dog Park for the city.“This is an initiative that I have championed since getting elected. A green area dedicated for dogs and their owners would be a very welcome addition,” the City North representative suggested.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Such parks are commonplace in other European cities. The Council would have to be barking mad not to pursue the same in our city. It would also go some way to assist with reducing the amount of dog waste on our streets.”Cllr Benson is urging the Council to invite submissions with regard to the possible location of the proposed park.“My own view is that the city centre or Northside would be best in terms of location, but I think it would be very good to hear the public’s views on the issue of location. A short consultation period should be set up by the Council.“Limerick is full of wonderful dog owners, and it’s time to unleash their views of where this park could be.“With a fair wind behind this proposal we could see a park established within the lifetime of the current council. With political will anything is ‘paw-sible’!”Limerick City and County Council said it has agreed to examine a variety of uses for public parks including dog parks as part of an overall Sports and Recreation Facilities Strategy currently under preparation.“Part of this strategy is examining the needs and issues around public parks, however the Council has not agreed to a separate feasibility study for a dog park,” a Council spokesman told the Limerick Post. Linkedincenter_img Print Email NewsCommunityLocal NewsDoggy park may be ‘paw-sible’ for CityBy Alan Jacques – August 27, 2020 243 Previous articleCostelloe Awaits Plans for Derelict Site in Medieval QuarterNext articleStephen Larkham pleased with attacking intent as Munster prepare for Connacht Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

UK PM Johnson, on the mend after COVID-19, faces lockdown conundrum

first_img“That decision is for the prime minister in consultation with his doctors,” Hancock said. “I spoke to him yesterday, he’s on very good form and is clearly recovering.”Lockdown The government’s as yet unpublished strategy for unwinding the lockdown will be heavily scrutinized as investors try to work out which major economy will be worst hit by the most severe public health crisis since the 1918 influenza outbreak.The United Kingdom has the fifth worst official death toll in the world, after the United States, Italy, Spain and France, and government scientists have said that the death rate will only start to decline quickly in a another couple of weeks.Hancock said on Friday that it was too early to lift the lockdown, though economic data indicates Britain’s economy is crumbling under the strain of the lockdown.According to the country’s budget forecasters, the economy could be heading into its deepest recession in more than 300 years even after the finance ministry and the Bank of England rushed out a string of emergency stimulus measures.British retail sales fell by the most on record in March as a surge in food buying for the coronavirus lockdown was dwarfed by a plunge in sales of clothing and most other goods, official figures showed on Friday.Sales volumes plunged by 5.1% in March from February, the sharpest drop since the Office for National Statistics records began in 1996. It was also a bigger fall than the median forecast for a drop of 4.0% in a Reuters poll of economists.”Clearly there is huge uncertainty as to how deep the downturn proves and how long restrictions remain in place, a fall in the region of 25% in GDP over the next few months seems likely,” said Thomas Pugh, an economist with Capital Economics. “He sounded incredible,” US President Donald Trump said on Thursday of how Johnson sounded on a call they had two days earlier. “He was ready to go.””It’s like the old Boris,” Trump said. “He’s doing great.”Johnson’s government, which was slower than European peers to impose a lockdown, has come under fire for its limited testing capacity and for failing to deliver enough personal protective equipment to front-line health workers.The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported that Johnson is planning to return to work as early as Monday, and his health minister, Matt Hancock, described the prime minister as cheerful, ebullient and getting much better. Topics :center_img Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces the biggest conundrum of his premiership as he recuperates from COVID-19: how to lift a lockdown that is destroying swathes of the British economy without triggering a deadly second wave of the outbreak.Johnson, 55, is on the mend at his country residence after spending three nights in intensive care at a London hospital earlier this month with COVID-19 complications. He later said he owed his life to the hospital staff.But as speculation mounts that the prime minister is preparing to return to work, Johnson is under pressure to explain just how and when the world’s fifth largest economy will exit the crippling lockdown.last_img read more

Christmas shines, but lack of support dooms Syracuse down low against UNC

first_imgCHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Syracuse’s post options start and stop with Rakeem Christmas. North Carolina’s post options start and seemingly don’t end.The 6-foot-9, 270-pound Kennedy Meeks. The 6-foot-9, but wiry 228-pound Brice Johnson. The 6-foot-10, 280-pound Joel James. And more length elsewhere.All composed a UNC group that outmuscled the Orange’s thin rotation. In a battle of the bigs, Christmas put up a valiant effort after an underwhelming first half. But his 14-point second half and flawless work from the free-throw line weren’t enough for Syracuse (14-7, 5-3 Atlantic Coast) to keep pace with No. 13 North Carolina’s (17-4, 7-1) stacked frontcourt in SU’s 93-83 loss Monday night in the Dean E. Smith Center.After just a 1-for-5 shooting performance in the opening 20 minutes, Christmas reverted into the producer the Orange needs him to be. But as the only true back-to-the-basket post scorer in Syracuse’s rotation, he was neutralized by the Tar Heels’ abundance of size up front.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textUNC out-boarded the Orange, 42-27, and outscored Syracuse from the paint, 36-24.“We’ve hung in there on the boards for the most part this year,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said, “but they’re big and strong and more physical than anybody we’ve played.“(Christmas) had his work cut out for him today.”The big man connected from the left block to start the game for the Orange, but that would be it from the field for him in the first half.Christmas missed a pair of hook shots, double-dribbled a possession away and bobbled a touch on the right block that Johnson pounced on for a jump ball. And when the SU senior missed his first shot of the second half, his mark dropped to 1-for-6 from the field.“They were throwing a lot of big bodies at me,” Christmas said. “Just tried to get the ball and do what I do best. Just try to get around people.”Still, the Orange was out in front of the No. 13 team in the country by as much as six points in the first seven minutes of the second half. And although Syracuse’s leading scorer was worlds better from the free-throw line than he was against Miami on Saturday, he had only attempted four second-half shots from the floor by the six-minute mark — and made three of them.“It was impressive,” guard Trevor Cooney said. “They were throwing different guys at him and he just continued to score over them and that’s what he does.”When Christmas hit a low-angle shot off the glass from the baseline to make it 70-68 UNC with 5:10 left, it was his first shot attempt in six minutes of game time.Meanwhile, Meeks and Johnson were on their way to shooting a combined 9-for-11 from the field in the second half for 26 points with 15 rebounds — two more than the Orange grabbed as a team in the final 20 minutes. Without any concern for foul trouble due to North Carolina’s depth, Meeks sealed off Christmas for three easy post-up buckets and Johnson used his length to grab 11 rebounds in the game. SU’s rotation, barely seven men, doesn’t have the luxury of fearlessness.Tar Heels guard Marcus Paige answered Christmas’ baseline hook shot with a jumper. Christmas then responded with another bucket from the paint.“It wasn’t smart, really, to go away from him,” forward Michael Gbinije said.But that would be the senior’s last shot attempt until he air-balled a deep two with 19 seconds left.The final stat line — 22 points and 12 rebounds — was nothing new for Christmas. Neither was the Orange’s dependence on him in the second half.But that many competent bodies down low wasn’t something Syracuse had seen or was capable of handling Monday night.Said Boeheim: “We just don’t have enough size in there to help him.” Comments Published on January 26, 2015 at 11:41 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Raiders vs. Broncos: Five questions for the opposing beat writer

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.ALAMEDA — Have the Denver Broncos found a quarterback who can lead and support their team back to the glory of Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium?Is Von Miller as good as ever and what’s the deal with ex-Raiders Marquette King and Jared Veldheer.I posed five questions to Denver Post beat writer Ryan O’Halloran to find out. Jon Gruden raved about Case Keenum today, saying he was one of the best acquisitions by any team in …last_img read more

Phil M. Jones on Knowing Exactly What to Say in Your Sales Conversations – Episode #91

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:04 — 33.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSOne of the most fundamental but overlooked pieces of any sales presentation is being confident in what to say to your prospect. It’s not about product features, though that’s necessary. It’s about understanding the way human beings work, how they listen, and how they naturally respond to specific language. Anthony’s guest on this episode is Phil M. Jones, author of “Exactly What To Say” – an incredibly practical book for salespeople that shows you the nuanced changes you can make to the things you say in order to turn negative or cold responses into positive and warm ones. You’ll be amazed at how insightful and helpful the book is. It’s one you could spend a few hours reading and apply immediately. You’ll get a taste for why the book is so practical by listening to this conversation.Phil M. Jones on Knowing Exactly What To Say in Your Sales Conversations – Ep 91Click To TweetMany people don’t have what they want because they are not doing the basics.Phil M. Jones is an experienced sales leader who has worked hard to get where he is. He learned early on in his sales career that, in his words, he needed to “Do what he was told.” What he means is that many of the things he was being told by his sales trainers were tried and true fundamentals that would set him up for success. Phil says that in order to attain success in any field, you need to be brilliant at the basics, then get up and do it again tomorrow. Then do it again the next day. And the next. Phil has done that and in so doing has developed a keen understanding of how the words he says to prospects make a HUGE difference. He unpacks a small taste of how you can shift what you say to get better results, on this episode of In The Arena.The sales decision takes a microsecond. Knowing what to say to get past it is key.For many sales professionals, the most intimidating part of the sales presentation is asking for the sale. Will the prospect buy? Will they have objections? Will they have some reason they have to say “no?” Will they need to consult other decision-makers? Phil M. Jones has discovered that many times you don’t even have to ask for the sale. In fact, he says if you know what to say, many times you can assume the sale and move right past it to the follow up steps, and your prospect will happily go along because of how you’ve handled the situation. Sound too good to be true? You’ve got to hear Phil’s explanation on this episode.The sales decision takes a microsecond. Knowing what to say to get past it is keyClick To TweetAre you challenging your sales leads by the words you say? You should be.When Phil M. Jones says that you should be challenging your sales prospects, he doesn’t mean in an arrogant, heavy-handed way. He means you should be phrasing the things you say in a way that makes it a challenge for your prospect to respond, the kind of challenge they want to rise to and meet. It’s an example of one of the nuanced ways you can adjust HOW you say what you say so that the response you get is more aligned with the direction you’re going in your sales conversations. Find out more from Phil as he chats with Anthony, on this episode of the podcast.Do you know what to say in order to get referrals? Here’s a script that really works.We’ve all been taught to ask for referrals. It’s part of what keeps leads coming in and the pipeline full. But Phil M. Jones believes that from a human psychology standpoint, most of what we’ve been taught in terms of what to say is askew. During this conversation, Anthony asks Phil to explain some of the nuanced changes he’s made to traditional sales scripts in order to dig deeper and understand the “why” behind Phil’s sales effectiveness. He gives an exact referral script as an example and quickly demonstrates why his changes are so powerful. You won’t want to miss this one. It could make a difference in your day almost immediately.Do you know what to say in order to get referrals? Here’s a script that really worksClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Phil M. Jones: Anthony’s guest on this episode. Why many people don’t have what they want. Why Anthony enjoyed Phil’s book and what makes it about his readers. The way Phil discovered there are better word choices than others. Why “I don’t think this is right for you” could be a great approach. “How open minded are you?” as a great sales question. Learning how to control the sales process through the questions you ask. The power of assuming your prospect has questions for you.Our Sponsors:SAPs Digital CRM – the CRM Anthony recommendsResources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.PhilM.Jones.com06928819560671027034The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarino Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Tweets you can use to share this episodeMany people don’t have what they want because they are not doing the basicsClick To TweetAre you challenging your sales leads by the words you say? You should beClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

Jane Seymour To Be Honored At 30th Annual Colleagues Spring Luncheon

first_imgThe 30TH Annual Colleagues Spring Luncheon will honor Jane Seymour with The Colleagues Champion of Children Award and Oscar de la Renta’s (ODLR) Co-Creative Directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for their contribution to American design.Actor Joe Lando will be presenting Seymour with her award which honors her lasting impact on the lives of children. Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton Rothschild will be presenting Kim & Garcia with their award to salute their continued contributions to American design, the world of fashion and recognize the House of Oscar De La Renta for their longstanding partnership with the Los Angeles Colleagues and their tradition of philanthropy through fashion. Kim and Garcia were an essential part of Oscars legacy and are now managing the future of one of the most revered international design houses and launching their own complex and utterly original design house at the same time.The luncheon will take place at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 17th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and will include a fashion show from Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2018 collection designed by Kim and Garcia.Seymour joins an impressive list of prior Champion of Children Award recipients including former First Ladies Nancy Reagan, Betty Ford and Laura Bush and her two daughters Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush-Hager, Carol Burnett, Roma Downey, Princess Charlene of Monaco, James and Gloria Stewart, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Anjelica Huston and Robert Graham, California First Lady Maria Shriver, Annette Bening and Warren Beatty.Founded in 1950, The Colleagues, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, are a group of 65 active women and over 25 sustaining members who volunteer their time and expertise to support and raise funds for their sole beneficiary, the Children’s Institute, Inc. In their efforts to serve Los Angeles’ most vulnerable children harmed by community and family violence, abuse and neglect, the Colleagues have donated over $25 million to CII through their high-end resale and vintage clothing shop and their annual spring luncheon. In addition to direct services, CII reaches more children through professional training, research and other leadership activities working with more than 24,000 children and families each year. To learn more about the Colleagues and CII, please visit www.thecolleagues.com and www.childrensinstitute.org.The luncheon is executive produced by Gary L. Pudney, and produced and directed by Tony-Award winning Scott H. Mauro for the fifth consecutive year. Colleagues member Anne Johnson is the Executive Chairman of the event. For tickets to The Colleagues Spring Luncheon please call 310-474-5377 or email annetop[email protected]last_img read more

UNESCO Director Calls on Water Experts to Support Sustainable Water Management and

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 22, 2017 – Nassau – Lidia Brito, Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Science in Latin America and the Caribbean, advised water experts that sustainable water management and use are essential to ending poverty and hunger, improving health and well-being, protecting ecosystems, and ensuring access to renewable energy and called on them to support their countries in the quest to achieve these goals.The Director addressed the 12th United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and Meeting of National Committees and Focal Points taking place at the British Colonial Hilton.The objective of the Meeting is to agree on resolutions for implementation of the International Hydrological Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and to discuss ways to achieve water security for Small Island Developing States.Over 60 international delegates representing the Caribbean, South and Central America are attending the Meeting, taking place in Nassau, The Bahamas.“Your involvement is even more critical as the achievement of the SDGs will depend on researchers and policymakers, practitioners and stakeholders having access to and being able to share pertinent and accurate information and knowledge to support their societies in the path for sustainable development.“That is why it is so important that we gather here, in this beautiful city of Nassau, for our 12th meeting of IHP National Committees and Focal Points of Latin America and the Caribbean,” said the Director.According to Ms. Brito, the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs set forth a new framework for development cooperation over the next 15 years.   This agenda, she said, aims to ensure prosperity and well-being for all, while protecting the planet and strengthening the foundations for peace.   Furthermore, the Director remarked that the SDGs represent the most “universal”, “ambitious” and “comprehensive” agenda ever seen.She said the 2030 agenda highlights the vital importance of human capacities, skills and knowledge to adapt and respond to the challenges and opportunities of the present and the future, many of which are still unknown.“The 2030 Agenda is above all about shifting the world on to a sustainable and resilient path, reflecting a changing world and a new appreciation for the growing complexity and interconnectedness of development challenges reaching beyond borders, which need to be addressed in an integrated, coordinated and coherent manner.“UNESCO is approaching the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in an integrated manner across all its areas of competence (education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, communication and information), capitalizing on its multidisciplinary expertise and inter-sectoral mandate.“Critically for UNESCO, the 2030 Agenda recognizes that “sustainable development cannot be achieved without peace and security” and commits to intercultural understanding, mutual respect, and “an ethic of global citizenship and shared responsibility.”The Director expressed profound gratitude to the Government of The Bahamas, for hosting the event.By: Kathryn Campbell (BIS) Related Items:last_img read more