Pasadena Water and Power General Manager Phyllis Currie Earns National Award

first_img 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. People Pasadena Water and Power General Manager Phyllis Currie Earns National Award From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, June 11, 2015 | 4:08 pm Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Community News HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Water and Power General Manager Phyllis Currie is this year’s recipient of the Alex Radin Distinguished Service Award granted by the American Public Power Association (APPA) as its way of recognizing her “exceptional leadership and dedication to public power.”The award, named after APPA’s former executive director who served from 1951 up to 1986, is given annually to personalities who have served well in various capacities in the power industry.In recognizing Currie, APPA, the service organization for the more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities, acknowledged what it called her trademark style of engaging the community “so that it helps in striking a balance between aggressive power-generation goals and environmental protection objectives.”As a direct result of Currie’s leadership, the APPA says Pasadena Water and Power “has been able to maintain high quality reliable electric service, offer competitive rates, and to build financial stability and a sustainable future for years to come.”Before starting to work for Pasadena Water and Power in 2001, Currie worked for the city of Los Angeles for thirty years and was CFO of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.Currie also served as board chairman of the American Public Power Association in 2012, and was also on the board of the Electric Power Research Institute.She currently serves as president of the California Municipal Utilities Association and board member of the Southern California Public Power Authority.Currie said she loves working for a community like Pasadena, where she said customers “realize the utility’s value, exercise civic responsibility, and get involved in issues and engage directly with their government.”last_img read more

Ipswich boss praises ‘outstanding’ Arsenal youngster

first_imgIpswich boss Mick McCarthy labelled Arsenal loanee Ainsley Maitland-Niles an “outstanding player” after the teenager’s performance in the 2-2 draw at Brentford.Maitland-Niles, still only 17, made his debut for Ipswich at Griffin Park after signing on a season-long loan.McCarthy also gave a senior debut to another youngster Josh Emmanuel and the manager was delighted with both players.He said: “Ainsley Maitland-Niles, from walking in the door, is just an outstanding player. He’s a confident lad and a talented boy.“When you sign players, you want them to produce performances and they both did.“Josh has really stepped up this summer. He came back a man.”However, McCarthy was disappointed that two goals conceded in injury time spoiled an otherwise good performance at Brentford.He said: “It’s annoying. We should have won the game. We conceded two really poor goals.“I was really delighted with the way we played, I thought we were terrific. As an away performance, I thought it was excellent. I’m sure their coach is ecstatic, it’s like a win for them.”Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebooklast_img read more

Autumn turkey hunting season opens soon

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest If you haven’t considered hunting turkeys this time of year, you have 11 more reasons to do so this season. That’s how many counties have been added to the list of those open to the autumn opportunity this year. Hunters this month and next have their choice of 67 counties in which to pursue turkeys, and that includes hens and poults, as well as the mature “sway-beard” male gobblers that are pursued with such a passion each spring.While there are pockets of intense autumn turkey hunting followers and activity here in Ohio, such as in Ashtabula County, where avid hunters have special “turkey” dogs to hound their prey, most of the turkeys that are harvested in the fall are taken as “by catch” by deer and small game hunters who purchase a fall turkey tag to have in pocket in the event a turkey presents itself while they are pursuing their primary targets. Many hunters feel that $24 is a small price to pay for the opportunity that lasts for six weeks. I’m one — and now look forward to harvesting a turkey this fall in a newly opened county where I already hunt deer and am already in the woods hoping for a whitetail.Ohio hunters can pursue wild turkeys in 11 more counties this autumn than in years past, for a total of 67, during a six-week season that opens Saturday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Nov. 26. Gobblers, poults and hens are legal game during the fall wild turkey season, but only one turkey of either sex may be harvested during the season. A valid Ohio hunting license and a fall turkey hunting permit are required to participate in the autumn opportunity that is open from 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset daily. Shotguns using shot, as well as crossbows and longbows, are permitted, and turkeys must be checked by 11:30 p.m. on the day the bird is harvested.Hunters must make their own game tag to attach to a turkey, and can use any material (cardboard, plastic, paper, etc.) as long as it contains the hunter’s name, date, time, and county of the kill. Go to the Turkey Hunting Resources page at for more information on changes to the game check process.Also, all successful hunters must report their turkey harvest using the automated game-check system, which is available online and by phone seven days a week, including holidays. Hunters with a turkey permit have three options to complete the game check:• Online at;• Call 877-TAG-ITOH (824-4864); or• Visit a license agent. A list of agents can be found at or by calling 800-WILDLIFE (945-3543).Landowners exempt from purchasing a turkey permit, and others not required to purchase a turkey permit, cannot use the 877-TAG-ITOH option. Landowners and others not required to obtain a permit have the following game-check options:• Online at;• Visit a license agent; or• Call 866-703-1928 for operator assisted landowner game-check (a convenience fee of $5.50 applies).The Division of Wildlife advises turkey hunters to wear hunter orange clothing when entering, leaving, or moving through hunting areas to remain visible to others. The list of open counties and other details regarding fall wild turkey hunting can be found in the 2017-2018 Ohio Hunting and Trapping Regulations or at more from Ermitage visit: read more

Canadian airlines rules on comfort animals range from dogs to miniature horses

first_imgMiniature horses, monkeys and pigs can legally fly as emotional support animals on at least one Canadian airline but an advocate for travellers says the vast majority of jet-setting comfort animals are far less exotic and are a truly necessary accommodation for people with disabilities.Unusual animal encounters at the airport have been making headlines in recent weeks.United Airlines turned away a passenger who tried to board a flight with an emotional support peacock last month, and a Florida woman claimed last week that an airline employee told her to flush her dwarf hamster down a toilet after refusing to let the pet on the plane.Passenger rights activist Gabor Lukacs, who has waged numerous legal battles against Canadian airlines, said the attention paid to these sensational cases undermines the rights of people with disabilities who need emotional support animals to fly comfortably.“We need to move away the focus from the animal to the fellow passenger,” said Lukacs.“The animal is not there as a kind of luxury, they are simply there to make sure that a person with a disability is able to enjoy the same way to travel as people who don’t have disabilities.”Air Canada and WestJet both have policies on their websites regarding emotional support animals and require that a passenger provide documentation from a licensed mental health professional certifying the need for the animal.Air Canada only allows emotional support dogs on their flights.WestJet accepts a much broader range of emotional support animals including cats, miniature horses, pigs and monkeys, and said decisions about other “unusual animals” are made on a case-by-case basis, except for those that pose health risks such as rodents and reptiles.Neither airline agreed to be interviewed about their policies.Lukacs said Canadian airlines are obliged to accommodate emotional support animals for people with disabilities and failure to do so would amount to a form of discrimination.He said the only exception would be if the animal poses a substantial risk of harming other passengers, but insisted that overwhelmingly, pets on planes cause little disruption.Douglas Tompson said on a recent flight from Saskatoon to Toronto he was seated near a passenger who took her cat out of its carrier and started playing with it, to the coos of flight attendants.His throat started to tingle.Tompson, who is highly allergic to cats, said the flight attendants had to give him a Benadryl from a first-aid kit to reduce the redness and swelling, but he was still itching and wheezing as he boarded his next two flights on his more than 24-hour journey.He said he was told to give the airline a doctor’s note about his allergy so they could create a “buffer zone” if he were to again share a plane with a feline.“The flight crew make a big deal about peanut allergies … I wish that they’d make the same announcement for cats,” Tompson said.Lukacs sees the allergy issue in terms of two passengers having different disabilities, and both deserving to be accommodated.While some have expressed suspicions about pet owners seeking fake documentation for emotional support animals, Lukacs said trying to fly with an animal under false pretenses would amount to “fraud.”“As a matter of equity … we don’t consider that people should be paying extra just because they have a disability,” he said.“They have the right to the flight and enjoy travel the same way as anybody else.”last_img read more

Marathon Oil and Bank of America drop Nutrisystem jumps

first_imgNEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday:Nutrisystem Inc., up $9.48 to $43.68The weight loss company agreed to be acquired by Tivity Health for $47 a share in cash and stock.Yelp Inc., up $1.05 to $35.64A shareholder is seeking a shakeup of the board at the online review company.Nvidia Corp., up $4.25 to $151.86Technology companies held up better than the rest of the stock market.GoPro Inc., down 5 cents to $4.92The camera maker says it will move production of U.S.-bound cameras out of China by the summer over tariff-related concerns.Qualcomm Inc., up $1.25 to $57.24The U.S. chipmaker says it has won an order in a Chinese court banning some Apple phones in China over alleged patent infringements.Marathon Oil Corp., down 75 cents to $15.30The price of oil turned lower after rallying last week.Bank of America Corp., down 67 cents to $24.76Banks fell sharply as interest rates continued to drop.Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., down 97 cents to $18.44The Washington Post reported on alleged price-fixing by Teva and more than a dozen other generic drug companies.The Associated Presslast_img read more

British Columbia is just defending its interests on pipeline Horgan

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – B.C. Premier John Horgan defended his government’s position on the Trans Mountain pipeline Wednesday, hours after Finance Minister Bill Morneau said the federal government is willing to protect Kinder Morgan’s investors.Horgan said he is protecting the interests of British Columbia by joining two legal cases that are already underway over the project and asking the B.C. Court of Appeal whether the province has the right to protect its environment through a permitting system for hazardous substances that are transported inside its borders.“I’m doing what I said I would do, I’m defending the interests of British Columbia,” he said after speaking to the B.C. Tech Summit. “I’m not causing any risks.”Horgan said the province asked the federal government to take part in the reference case to the Appeal Court, but it declined so his government went ahead on its own to determine its position under the Constitution.“These are not overly provocative statements in my opinion, those are the normal course of events working with the rule of law, not allowing Mr. Morneau to determine constitutionality, but the courts.”Kinder Morgan has ceased all non-essential spending on the $7.4-billion pipeline project that would twin the existing pipeline between Burnaby, B.C., and Edmonton. The company wants assurances it can proceed without delays by May 31.Morneau said Ottawa is willing to “provide indemnity” to Kinder Morgan investors to ensure the controversial project is able to proceed.Asked about how Morneau’s statement might impact the future of the pipeline, Horgan replied: “I’m not a seer. I don’t know what the future holds. Mr. Morneau will do what he wants to do.” Horgan later issued a statement replying to Morneau: “The federal finance minister is trying to use our government as an excuse, as the federal government puts taxpayer money on the line to backstop risks to private investors, while completely ignoring the risks to B.C.”B.C. Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson said Horgan’s approach on the pipeline is now placing taxpayers’ money at risk through the federal commitment.“Instead of the private sector paying to build this pipeline, taxpayers will now be responsible for cleaning up Horgan’s mess,” he said in a news release.“Oil will continue to be shipped by rail through our communities despite the dangers, and tankers will continue to operate off our coasts carrying oil to Washington refineries. While Horgan risks the economic future of B.C. to hold on to power, our province may face the consequences of losing out on opportunity and prosperity.”center_img (THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

Remembering Tagore on his 158th birth anniversary

first_imgKolkata: The 158th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore was observed with great enthusiasm.Tagore was born on May 9, 1861 at Jorasanko and was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore. State Information and Cultural Affairs department organised a function on Cathedral Road outside Rabindra Sadan. Noted Rabindrasangeet exponents paid homage to Tagore through their songs. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was present at the function. A function was held at Jorasanko Thakurbari in the morning. Noted Rabindrasangeet exponents and elocutionists paid their respect to Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaTagore. The statue of Tagore was garlanded by Sabyasachi Basu Roy Chaudhuri, the vice chancellor of Rabindra Bharati University. Later, he inaugurated an art gallery that has been named after Abanindranath Tagore. A total of 32 paintings including one by Tagore and the remaining by all well-known artists who were Tagore’s contemporaries were put up at the gallery. A function was held at Oriental Seminary, a school where Tagore had been enrolled as a student for some time. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayMinister of state for Women and Child Development and Social Welfare Shashi Panja garlanded the half-bust statue of Tagore at the school. Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) organised a function titled “He Antartara” at Rabindra Tirtha where well known Rabindrasangeet singers including Ashis Bhattacharya, Enakshi Chattopadhyay, Dipak Rudra, Anindya Narayan Chattopadhyay, Chandrabali Rudra Dutta among others took part in the programme. Noted elocutionists Pranati Thakur, Bijoylakshmi Barman, Sovanshundar Basu recited poems wrote by Tagore. HIDCO will organise programs in all the Saturdays and Sundays except May 18 and 19 at Rabindra Tirtha in the evening. A programme was held at Jadavpur Laughing Club where singers Surajit, Agnibha Bhattacharya, Monomoy Bhattacharya took part along with elocutionist Satinath Mukhopadhyay. Nabanalanda High School organised a programme on Southern Avenue opposite the new school premises. Rammohan Mission School also organised a programme to pay tribute to Tagore. Programmes were held all over Bengal and thousands of artists, dancers, elocutionists took part in these programmes. Metro Railway observed the 158th birth anniversary of Kavi Guru Rabindra Nath Tagore in a solemn manner at Metro Rail Bhavan. P C Sharma, general manager, Metro Railway paid homage to Gurudev by garlanding his photograph on behalf of staff and officers of Metro Railway. Metro staff and officers paid homage to Kavi Guru by singing his songs and reciting poems. All officers and staff were present in this programme.last_img read more

Lyft to pay 50 San Diego residents to participate in Ditch Your

first_img September 26, 2018 Posted: September 26, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Lyft will pay more than four dozen San Diego residents to use public transit in lieu of their personal vehicles for 30 days, the ride-hailing service announced Wednesday.Lyft selected 100 Chicago residents for its first “Ditch Your Car” challenge in August. Responses to the challenge were so positive that Lyft is broadening the challenge to 35 more cities across the country, including San Diego, San Francisco and New York, according to the company.Lyft will select 50 registered San Diego residents at random and provide them with nearly $600 worth of credit for public transportation services, including $300 in Lyft credit, a free monthly pass for the Metropolitan Transit Service and a free Zipcar membership and $100 of driving credit, according to Hao Meng, market manager for Lyft San Diego.Starting today (Sept. 26), San Diegans will be able to register for the challenge. Then, 50 people will be chosen at random to participate and provided with:$300 Lyft Shared CreditMTS Premium Express monthly pass ($102 value)Zipcar membership and free activation, plus $100 drive credit ($132 value)Discover Bike San Diego one month membership ($50 value)“The way that people move around cities is changing faster than ever, and we are excited to challenge San Diego residents to change their everyday habits and give up their car for a month,” Meng said. “Lyft alone is not the overall solution to overcome transportation hurdles, but by partnering with MTS, Zipcar and Discover Bike San Diego, we are able to create a full menu of mobility options for San Diego residents.”Residents can register at from Wednesday until Sept. 30 to enter the drawing. The challenge runs from Oct. 8 to Nov. 6. Lyft to pay 50 San Diego residents to participate in ‘Ditch Your Car’ challenge KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

JLL to Market Former Maryland Army Installation

first_imgPenMar Development Corp., the state-designated redevelopment authority that had been planning to redevelop the former Fort Ritchie, has hired JLL to help it market the 591-acre property in central Maryland.The LRA decided to find a buyer for the property in August, two years after regaining control of it from Corporate Office Properties Trust with plans to serve as the post’s master developer. PenMar first sold it to the developer in 2006.“The folks that I will be working directly with have a lot of experience and have done this before,” PenMar Executive Director Dori Nipps told the Pennsylvania Business Daily. “I am very encouraged. … The hope is, with the sale, prosperity will return to the Cascade area.” In August, Nipps said the LRA would seek about $10 million for the property even though it was valued at $17 million.Company officials at JLL, formerly known as Jones Lang LaSalle, “want to develop something that is really going to add to Washington County,” said managing director John Gibb. The property has a variety of selling points, including its proximity to the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area, Frederick, Md., and Gettysburg, Pa., and its naturally scenic setting, he said.“We think there [are] a lot of very positive aspects to the site,” Gibb told the Daily.Fort Ritchie, located in Cascade, Md., closed in 1998 as a result of the 1995 BRAC round. The site offers about 300 acres of developable land with established infrastructure and existing buildings for adaptive reuse, plus 300 wooded acres and two lakes, according to the story. About 300 residents live there in rented duplexes and townhouses. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Pueblo Chemical Depot Reuse Plan Focuses on Manufacturing Logistics Storage

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Almost half of the 15,850 acres the LRA for the Pueblo Chemical Depot is responsible for developing would be devoted to industrial uses, including manufacturing, distribution and warehousing, under the draft redevelopment plan released for the central Colorado site last month.Other primary uses would include R&D, education, agricultural research, renewable energy production and open space. Industrial uses would take advantage of the depot’s central location, existing road and rail networks, and its 600-plus storage igloos.“This is where the fun part begins,” PuebloPlex CEO and President Russell DeSalvo said at a public meeting. “This has the potential over time to expand our real estate base, our economy and our property tax base,” DeSalvo said, reported the Pueblo Chieftain.Officials outlined a variety of possible uses for the site that would fit with the draft plan:a business park, with a truck plaza, hotels and shops;a storage and maintenance depot for rail cars;a training facility for law enforcement;manufacturing plants;solar arrays and wind turbines;a research center for hemp or marijuana; andstorage facilities for residents or industry.At the same time, they stressed the ultimate uses for the depot could change dramatically, given the size of the property and the possibility of new technologies.“This is one of the largest redevelopment projects in the United States,” said Celeste Warner, vice president and director of planning for Matrix Design Group, which prepared the reuse plan. “The key is to remain flexible.”In addition to the acreage DOD already has declared surplus, the LRA likely will gain control of the remaining 7,000 acres at the depot now being used to destroy the nation’s chemical weapons stockpile.“The buildout wouldn’t occur for 100 years,” Warner said.One key hurdle to implementing the reuse plan is the aging infrastructure at the 74-year-old depot targeted for closure in 1988, according to the story. The plan’s success also depends on the construction of a new interchange at U.S. 50 providing access to PuebloPlex.last_img read more

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