Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Community News 19 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Business: Retail News Sears Auto Center in Pasadena One of 118 Locations Rolling Out Expanded Tire Collaboration With Amazon From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 1:48 pm Top of the News 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the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Sears Auto Center has announced that will expand its collaboration with Amazon to more stores in 2018, bringing the total to 118, up from the original 47 that rolled out in May. The Pasadena location, at 3801 E Foothill Blvd., is on that list.Tires purchased from Amazon.com can be installed at participating Sears Auto Centers.Mike McCarthy, vice president and general manager of Sears Automotive said the Amazon partnership is a step in the right direction for the chain.“Customers are taking advantage of additional services during the tire installation process, such as oil changes and alignments. We are meeting our 60-minute tire installation commitment, and over 90 percent of the Amazon customers are new Sears Automotive customers.”Sears stock rose 5 percent on the announcement. The company continues to struggle with declining brick-and-mortar sales, recently adding 68 stores to its list of 166 planned closures for this year.The Ship-to-Store tire installation service will continue to roll out to customers across the U.S. over the coming weeks. Additional stores in Glendale and Los Angeles will participate.For more information visit https://www.searsauto.com. 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 Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Community News
Wild Ponies of Chincoteague are put in corrals after visitors ignore ban An elephant at a park in South Africa trampled a suspected rhino poacher and then his body was eaten by a pride of lions, rangers at Kruger National Park said. Park officials noted that all that remained of the man was his skull and a pair of pants. Four of his accomplices were arrested, telling the man’s relatives that they had all been in the park to poach rhinos when an elephant killed him. This type of incident is not unheard of. Last year, lions killed as many as three rhino poachers at a South African game preserve. There are 20,000 wild rhinos living in South Africa, which make up about 80 percent of the world’s population. In the past decade, 7,000 rhinos have been illegally killed by poachers that sell rhino horns to the Asian market, where they go for about $9,000 per pound. The first motor vehicle fatality of the year has occurred on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The motorcyclist was traveling north on the parkway near Humpback Rocks at milepost 7. According to reports, the motorcyclist and two others entered a curb when one of the motorcyclists lost control and laid down his bike. Another motorcyclist, Da’juan Morrison of Rockingham, Va tried to avoid the downed biker and lost control of his bike. He was ejected from his motorcycle, hit a guardrail and was pronounced dead at the scene. In 2018 there were almost 300 motor vehicle accidents on the Blue Ridge Parkway, seven of which resulted in death. Motorcyclist dies on Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia A band of Chincoteague ponies have been corralled on Assateague Island after visitors to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia disregarded warnings and approached the animals. “We have tried numerous times to educate the public about the dangers of getting too close to the ponies,” Denise Bowden, spokesperson for the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, who cares for the ponies, told the Salisbury Daily Times. “Still, people continue to do dangerous things when they encounter them.” Visitors are asked to stay at least 50 feet from the ponies and to restrain from feeding or touching the wild animals. South African rhino poacher is trampled by elephants and then eaten by lions
Former champions Harbour View will go into today’s set of matches in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) with the advantage as the battle for the fourth place continues. The stars of the East, as Harbour View are dubbed, currently occupy the fourth spot on 39 points, the same as UWI FC, but with a superior goal difference. What gives them the edge today is the match-up. While Harbour View will play away to the inconsistent Boys Town, UWI FC will host defending champions and the team occupying second spot, Arnett Gardens. Of the opposing teams, Boys’ Town are the easier of the two while only a brave person would bet against Arnett Gardens defeating UWI FC. Arnett Gardens are filled with ammunition and with the likes of the in-form Michaelous Martin, their leading scorer Kemal Malcolm, Leon Strickland and Newton Sterling. Any of those forwards can provide the goods on the day. With UWI FC’s slow defensive unit and Deno Schaffe being out, it will take a major effort to keep Arnett Gardens off the score sheet. UWI FC are also capable of finding the back of the net through Girvon Brown, Anthony, Grant, Anthony Greenland and Kemar Cummings. Since his return to the island from the USA, Brian Brown has been in good goal-scoring form and is expected to lead the Harbour View attack against Boys’ Town. P W D L GF GA GD Pts MoBay U 29 15 11 3 47 17 30 56 Arnett 29 16 6 7 44 22 22 54 Portmore 29 16 6 7 36 24 12 54 H View 29 9 12 8 34 29 5 39 UWI 29 10 9 10 33 39 -6 39 H Lion 29 9 11 9 23 27 -4 38 Boys’ T 29 9 8 12 33 44 -11 35 Tivoli 29 9 6 14 31 37 -6 33 Cavalier 29 8 9 12 23 29 -6 33 Reno 29 7 11 11 28 45 -17 32 W’house 29 6 10 13 26 35 -9 28 Rivoli 29 6 9 14 31 41 -11 27 Today’s Games – 8:40 p.m.: Montego Bay United vs Portmore United – Montego Bay Sports Complex POINTS STANDING Tomorrow’s game: – 3:30 p.m.: Boys’ Town vs Harbour View – Barbican Stadium – 3:30 p.m.: Reno vs Tivoli Gardens – Frome Complex – 3:30 p.m.: Humble Lion vs Waterhouse – Effortville Community Centre – 3:30 p.m.: Rivoli United FC vs Cavalier – Prison Oval – 3:30 p.m.: UWI FC vs Arnett Gardens – UWI Bowl, Mona
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Although the north central part of Ohio didn’t get as much rain as the northwest, Seneca, Crawford and Wyandot Counties got their fair share. Derek Hunker is an Account Manager for DuPont Pioneer in those counties and in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report he tells The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins that the recent sun and heat have made the corn and the soybeans perk up a bit and the outlook is much more positive than it was just two months ago.
Five Premier League clubs after Olympiakos defender Elabdellaouiby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSeveral Premier League clubs are eyeing Olympiakos defender Omar Elabdellaoui.A report from the Daily Mailindicates that five sides from the English top flight are pondering a potential bid for the right back.The Norwegian is wanted by the likes of Bournemouth, Leicester City, Aston Villa, Burnley and Watford.Elabdellaoui has 41 caps for his country, while he is versatile enough to operate on the right wing as well.The 27-year-old would be available for a reasonable fee in January, which will be attractive to Premier League sides wanting to bolster their squads midseason. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe Justin Trudeau Liberal government twice rejected mediation overtures from the Canadian Human Rights Commission before its last minute change of heart Monday to let the human rights body “facilitate” talks on its need to comply with an order to immediately overhaul and increase funding for First Nation child welfare, says a prominent children’s advocate.Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, said she received a couriered letter from the Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett’s office early Monday afternoon after she returned to her own Ottawa office following a press conference. A short while later, Bennett told reporters on Parliament Hill that the commission had “agreed to facilitate discussions” on the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s order that Ottawa overhaul and increase funding to on-reserve child welfare services.“Unfortunately, I’ve seen this before, it’s right out of the playbook or look over here, not at the children,” said Blackstock. “Whatever their communications regime is they can continue to spin that, but the courts have been clear, they are contravening the law.”Bennett’s office did not respond to a request to explain why mediation had been previously rejected.Blackstock, who filed the successful human rights complaint against Ottawa’s underfunding of on-reserve child welfare services, said the commission had on three occasions offered to deal with the tribunal’s order. Blackstock said Ottawa rejected the first two offers and did not respond to the last mediation offer issued in September until Monday.Blackstock said she has agreed to the mediation every time.However, Ottawa is still not agreeing to mediation. Blackstock said Bennett’s letter stated Ottawa would agree to have “facilitated discussions”, which is a legally different concept than mediation.“We need to figure out what they agreed to and what is mediation,” said Blackstock. “All of us need to be focused on the well-being of children….We are much more interested in doing right than being right.”The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal hears cases referred by the Canadian Human Rights Commission. The commission administers the Canadian Human Rights Act and the tribunal enforces it.In January, the tribunal found Ottawa was discriminating against First Nations children by underfunding child welfare services on First Nations. The tribunal ordered Ottawa to immediately begin overhauling the system and increase funding for services. Since then, the tribunal has issued two compliance orders against Ottawa over the slow pace of its ordered change.Ottawa submitted its compliance report to the tribunal Monday.After the public release of a letter from Sen. Murray Sinclair, the former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, calling on the government to comply with the human rights tribunal order and a vote on the NDP motion calling for the same scheduled for Tuesday, Bennett announced Ottawa would be entering into talks overseen by the commission.Bennett also announced on Twitter, after Sinclair’s letter surfaced, that the Liberal government would be voting for the NDP motion which also calls on Ottawa to immediately invest $155 million to make up the shortfall in funding for First Nation child welfare services.Blackstock said she hopes the talks with the human rights commission will lead to some results.“I want to see government officials there and political people who actually make decisions,” said Blackstock. “The folks we’ve been meeting at the bureaucratic level are not moving things at all.”Blackstock said she will wait to see how these new rounds of talks unfold, but the legal option is on the table, including applying for a contempt order against Ottawa.“The government is even willing to thwart the law to not comply with these orders,” said Blackstock.Bennett has said Ottawa is working to overhaul the system and has launched a round of consultations, with a newly appointed ministerial representative, to gather information from the provinces and child advocates on how to best improve First Nation child welfare.Blackstock said the department cannot change the system for the better. It should instead provide “equitable” and “flexible” funding to child welfare agencies in communities and allow them to improve the system from the “grassroots.”Blackstock also said she has dampened attempts to draft her into the NDP leadership race. Blackstock said she has no intention or desire to enter partisan [email protected]@JorgeBarrera
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was criticized Wednesday in Kamloops for the RCMP’s raid of a check point and camp on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory earlier this week.Justin BrakeAPTN NewsB.C. Premier John Horgan and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau both broke their silence Wednesday on a pipeline company’s injunction against members of the Unist’ot’en House and Gidimt’en Clan, and the RCMP’s raid Monday on unceded Wet’sewet’en territory.But observers say the leaders were misleading, or skirted fundamental questions related to Indigenous jurisdiction and title at the heart of the conflict around the LNG project in northern B.C.On Wednesday Horgan said he has met with and respects hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, but that the company responsible for the pipeline “has met the obligations that we asked them to achieve.”He also suggested free, prior and informed consent did not mean First Nations could have a veto on resource development projects.Horgan cited a comment he said Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation Chief Bob Chamberlin “categorically and unreservedly” made during recent negotiations between the government and Indigenous leadership over fish farms in B.C., “that the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples does not mean a veto.“It means we need to sit down and find a way forward on consent,” Horgan said.In a written statement Thursday, Chamberlin, who is also vice-president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the UBCIC rejected Horgan’s comments.They said there’s an “extremely important distinction” between the situation in Wet’suwet’en territory and the recent announced closure of fish farms in the Broughton Archipelago, where government and First Nations worked together in a “jointly developed consent-based process where our Title and Rights were recognized,” they write.The chiefs say they are “confident that we would not have reached a point of RCMP action at Gidimt’en if a jointly designed, consent-based process had been in place.”Phillip also said they “reject the racist notion of veto perpetuated by industry and government, which falsely implies that Indigenous Peoples demand a unilateral final say on decisions that impact them.“Since colonization, we have had to deal with the Crown having a veto over almost every aspect of our lives, and in the case of the Unist’ot’en, we just watched what their veto over the peacefully protesting Wet’suwet’en land defenders looked like.”Horgan wasn’t the only leader under fire after publicly addressing Monday’s raid of the Gidimt’en Clan’s camp, established a few weeks ago to protect their part of Wet’suwet’en territory.At a town hall event in Kamloops Wednesday evening, Arnie Jack of the Secwepemc Nation pressed Trudeau on the Trans Mountain pipeline and asked the prime minister for evidence the Secwepemc ceded or surrendered their lands to the Crown.“Canada does not have a deed to Shuswap territory, you do not have a deed to Secwepemcul’ecw,” he said, adding Canada does “not have the consent of our Shuswap Nation Elder’s Council to put a pipeline through our territory.”Jack told Trudeau agreements with leadership whose authority was established under Canada’s Indian Act does not equate to consent from the Nation.“You can stand up all of the elected chiefs that you want and say that you have consent, but you do not have consent from the people on the ground,” he said.“What you did to the Unist’ot’en — that’s a national disgrace,” Arnie Jack of the Secwepemc Nation told Trudeau Wednesday in Kamloops. APTN photo.When Jack told Trudeau he “may have bought a few INAC chiefs but you don’t own us all,” the prime minister’s response resembled something he said to a Secwepemc leader last month at an Assembly of First Nations special chiefs’ assembly in Ottawa.On Dec. 5 Neskonlith Indian Band Chief Judy Wilson told Trudeau that on the issue of Trans Mountain Canada does not have the consent of the proper title and rights holders of the Secwepemc Nation, who she said are the collective people and not elected Indian Act chiefs like herself.After hearing Trudeau’s remarks to Jack Wednesday evening, Wilson said she believes the prime minister is “dividing” the people of her Nation, “and being selective” in who his government deals with.“He’s trying to say the Indian Act chiefs and councils have the authority and jurisdiction for the territory, which they don’t,” Wilson told APTN News.“When [bands] sign impacts and benefit agreements or agreements with the government their jurisdiction is only over the one percent of reserve lands,” she said. “Collectively the proper title holders hold the 99 percent of the territory” of the Secwepemc Nation’s 180,000 square kilometres.”Jack told Trudeau Wednesday night in Kamloops he wants the “RCMP out of Unist’ot’en territory.”Thousands of Indigenous people and allies across Canada sent messages of support to Unist’ot’en on Tuesday, many of them also ordering the federal police out of the unceded territory.Peter Grant, a lawyer representing the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, told APTN Thursday that the 1997 Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) Delgamuukw decision acknowledged that the Wet’suwet’en House chiefs “represented their House groups and collectively their Nation.”He said this is where the RCMP got it wrong in a statement they posted to their website before enforcing the injunction, and then later retracted.In an unusual move, the RCMP publicly interpreted Aboriginal case law to justify removing Indigenous people from their lands.They said last Sunday that because the SCC ordered a retrial, and since that retrial has not happened, “Aboriginal title to this land, and which Indigenous nation holds it, has not been determined.”Grant said the RCMP were “right to retract their statement,” adding “it’s not that title doesn’t exist pre-declaration, it’s that the government is refusing to recognize title before a court declaration.“The law is clear,” he said, “Aboriginal title, if it’s there, is there throughout.”In Kamloops, Jack issued a stern warning to Trudeau, saying if the government tries to force the Trans Mountain pipeline through Secwepemc territory his people are “prepared to meet you on the ground this summer anywhere you want,” alluding to the month-long Gustafson Lake standoff in 1995.“We’re serious. We’re not playing around,” he continued. “What you did to the Unist’ot’en — that’s a national disgrace. Jan. 7 was a national disgrace [for] Canada.”[email protected]@JustinBrakeNews
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Ten more satellites for Iridium Communications have been successfully launched into orbit.A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, at 4:39 a.m. Wednesday and released the satellites about an hour later.It was the seventh launch in Iridium’s $3 billion campaign to replace its entire fleet of globe-circling satellites and brought the number in orbit to 65. One more launch will increase the number to 75, including 66 operational satellites and nine spares.SpaceX says that despite challenging weather and sea conditions, the Falcon’s first stage successfully returned to Earth and landed on a “droneship” stationed in the Pacific Ocean south of Vandenberg.
CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Premier Rachel Notley has announced Alberta’s support for a major expansion of the BMO Centre.“East Victoria Park, which includes Stampede Park and BMO Centre, has long stood as the city’s cultural epicentre. With this announcement, we are going to kick-start urban renewal in Calgary’s downtown, create thousands of jobs, and increase tourism, business development and investment in Calgary,” Notley said Tuesday afternoon.City council has already approved its portion of the $550 million expansion of the BMO, with the mayor saying the doubling of the facility will move Calgary into the top tier of convention cities, similar to venues in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.READ MORE: Calgary BMO Centre to get a $500M expansion“This Community Revitalization Levy has been one of the most successful in the world, and the new vibrancy of the East Village is testament to that. Extending it for a further 20 years after 2026 will allow us to craft even better neighbourhoods, particularly south of the tracks in East Victoria Park where we are crafting a great cultural and entertainment district for Calgary,” Naheed Nenshi explained.In addition to the expansion of the BMO Centre on Stampede Park, the Calgary Rivers District CRL extension will allow for $140 million in infrastructure upgrades in Victoria Park, and future transformation of Arts Commons, which includes the Jack Singer Concert Hall, Max Bell Theatre, Martha Cohen Theatre, Big Secret Theatre and the Engineered Air Theatre.The province says the investment in the BMO Centre will create 2,250 jobs and contribute $223 million annually to Alberta’s economy.It’s hoped shovels can be in the ground by early next year.