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YWCA Welcomes New Director of Advancement

first_img Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Make a comment HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Director of Advancement Christina LisottoThe YWCA Pasadena –Foothill Valley Board of Directors announces the departure of Executive Director, Jessica Kubel.“We wish Jessica the best of luck in her new endeavors and thank her for years of service. Her tenure was marked by her dedication, passion and enthusiasm for the mission. She will be greatly missed by the Board, staff, and partners alike and we look forward to following her successes in the coming years,” says YWCA Board President Angeline Chen. “We are hopeful for the next chapter of the YWCA Pasadena Foothill Valley as we continue to support the community in our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting Peace, Justice Freedom and Dignity for all.”With this departure, the YWCA will be restructuring its leadership team around community engagement and fundraising as the organization re-evaluates what is needed to grow, raise more support and serve more people every day.As such, the YWCA welcomes Christina Lisotto of Lisotto Consulting as the organization’s new Director of Advancement. Christina brings with her ten years of experience in developing and executing strategic fundraising programs on behalf of national and regional organizations.“I feel fortunate for the opportunity to assist the YWCA with advancing their mission and helping the young women in the community,” says Ms. Lisotto of her new position.Ms. Lisotto can be reached at [email protected] the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley: The YWCA acts via a wide range of programs that strive towards the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women and girls in Pasadena and throughout the Foothill Valley. Learn more and donate to the programs of the YWCA at www.ywca-pasadena.org. (626) 296-8433. The YWCA is located at 50 N. Hill Avenue, Suite 301, in Pasadena. Business News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Community News 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 People YWCA Welcomes New Director of Advancement STAFF REPORT Published on Friday, July 5, 2019 | 11:02 am Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 6 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Former clerical officer got over €20,000 in return for confidential information

first_img Google+ Former clerical officer got over €20,000 in return for confidential information Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Pinterest By News Highland – January 24, 2018 Facebook A former clerical officer at the Department of Social Protection in Letterkenny received more than €20,000 in return for confidential information on social welfare recipients.50 year old Rory Lenihan of Ballaghderg, Letterkenny pleaded guilty to 12 sample charges of stealing information from social welfare recipients and selling them to two private investigators.Letterkenny Circuit Court was told this information inlcuded the location of those involved as well as their loans, etc and was then passed to various banks and solicitor’s offices.The offences took place between January 2008 and October 2010.Senior Counsel, Alex Owens, representing the DPP, said in total, Mr Lenihan was accused of 41 charges amounting to a total theft of €21,898.The court heard that in September 2010, his supervisor became suspicious of his behaviour during break times and an internal investigation was launched which included the checking of files as well as cross-referencing his call log.When Mr Lenihan was approached by his supervisors, he admitted he was passing on information for a return of money.He was paid €23 for information on each person, paid in a lump sum into his account, from two private investigators, John Buckley, of Navan Road, Dublin and Brian Foy with a business address in Leixlip.The case has been adjourned until Friday for sentencing. Previous articleStorm Georgina: Heavy rain expected for North West todayNext articleSeamus Coleman Returns “It’s a great feeling” News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Facebook WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

New JNC members learn the craft of selecting judges

first_imgNew JNC members learn the craft of selecting judges December 15, 2004 Managing Editor Regular News New JNC members learn the craft of selecting judges Mark D. Killian Managing Editor Gov. Jeb Bush wants the state’s judicial nominating commissions to send him nominees who reflect the people of the state they will serve and who share his judicial philosophy, according to Raquel Rodriguez, his general counsel.“His judicial philosophy is one based on judges having a thorough understanding of the role of the judicial branch as a separate branch from the legislative and the executive: One that understands it is the legislature that writes laws, the governor who executes the laws, and the courts, obviously, interprets them and rules on their constitutionality,” Rodriguez told JNC commissioners at a recent training program in Orlando, cosponsored by The Florida Bar and the Governor’s Office.The curriculum, put together by the Bar’s Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee — chaired by Judge Manuel Menendez — included panel discussion on the judicial selection process and interviewing judicial candidates and training on the Sunshine Law, public records, and interviewing techniques.Rodriguez said the key question nominees are always asked is if they are willing to set aside strongly held personal, political, religious, and moral beliefs and apply the law.“He often says he would rather appoint a political liberal who has a conservative judicial philosophy than appoint a political conservative who is going to be an activist judge,” Rodriguez said.Jacksonville’s Hank Coxe, a member of the Bar’s Board of Governors, also told the commissioners the Bar believes strongly in the merit selection process and stands ready to assist the JNCs in their mission. The Bar, he said, makes available on its Web site applications for JNC and judicial applicants and publicizes the availability of judgeships by posting them on its Web site, and distributing notices to all local media and voluntary Bar association.Coxe also said the Bar is the place to find out about prior discipline of lawyers appearing before the JNCs.“If there has ever been discipline, you can get that from The Florida Bar,” Coxe said. “And we think it is the absolute responsibility of every commission to get that information on every applicant.”Coxe also noted that when the JNC process was amended in 2001 to do away with the Bar’s three direct appointments to each nine-member JNC and was replaced by a system where the Bar now sends the governor slates of three people for each of four seats on each JNC, there was “great fear and consternation this would translate into too much of a shift of power to the governor’s office to control the judiciary, and it gave. . . the governor the power to reject The Florida Bar’s slate of three names.“But those fears have not come to fruition as the governor has never rejected a slate of names submitted by the Bar,” Coxe said.Gov. Bush also considers diversity in making judicial appointments, Rodriguez said.“He strongly believes the judicial bench, like the rest of state government, should be representative of the citizens whom it serves and he makes every effort to make sure the process is an inclusive one and that people of different backgrounds — whatever those backgrounds may be — are given every opportunity to be considered,” Rodriguez said.Rodriguez said since the governor took office, 78 of his judicial appointees have been women, 29 black, 32 Hispanic, and one Asian American. That, she said, means 40 percent of all of Bush’s judicial appointments have been either women or minorities.“I implore you on behalf of the governor to reach out as much as you can to the women’s bar associations, to the minority bar associations, to do extra outreach efforts, and give speeches in the community to explain the JNC process, to let people understand the system,” Rodriguez said.Justice Peggy Quince also told the commissioners the Supreme Court has a great interest in the JNC process and urged JNC members to set aside partisan influences when selecting judicial nominees.“I think the guiding principle you are looking for is judges who can be impartial,” Justice Quince said. “There should be no litmus test to who can be a judge in this state.”Justice Quince said JNCs should also consider a candidate’s character, integrity, knowledge of the law, and willingness to work when evaluating candidates and also look at the applicants’ ability to work collegially with other judges, especially when weighing those seeking DCA appointments.“Your role is critical in getting these kinds of individuals on the bench,” Quince said. “When you are a judge, you are to apply the law and not your personal view of what the law should be.”Coxe also said commissioners should be open-minded when looking at applicants and not fall into the mind-set to reject candidates because they don’t have trial experience or have only criminal experience and no civil experience.“My experience. . . has been that if a person — by way of character and willingness to work — has all the other attributes you would look for in a judge, it does not really matter where they came from,” Coxe said. “The single best trial judge I’ve ever been in front of was a probate lawyer for 25 years. He was bright and willing to work and learned how to be a trial judge and ended up being the best trial judge of all.”Rodriguez said everyone who is nominated by a JNC is interviewed by the governor’s staff and that Bush personally interviews each person nominated for an appellate court opening.“We read each application thoroughly, including the writing samples,” Rodriguez said. “We have full background checks performed by the FDLE.”Rodriguez said her staff also makes “due diligence” calls to the community, including to those listed as references, as well as to opposing counsels, presiding judges, and former law partners. The general counsel’s office also asks those listed as references what they think of the other nominees up for the judgeship.Rodriguez said it is not her place to pick judges for the governor but to provide him with the information he needs in order to make the decisions.“So we tell him the good, the bad, and the ugly — everything we find out about the candidate — and he makes the call,” she said.Rodriguez told the commissioners that if they uncover negative information about a candidate the fairest thing is to allow that person to explain some incident in their history “and show how they have learned from that incident and turned their life around. The governor is very forgiving, and people do change.”Picking the right person for a judgeship, Rodriguez said, is more than who is the most experienced, or respected, or well-known in the community, and includes what the governor views as life experience.“We have had wonderful nominees from the JNCs of people who were nurses, police officers, fireman, ranchers, scientists, business people.. . . different careers people have had before they went to law school,” Rodriguez said. “They may have only been practicing for 10 years, but maybe they had another 10 years in nonlegal experience before that makes for a very well-rounded judge.”Rodriguez said ethical considerations also take center stage in the governor’s review of applicants.“If anything smells like somebody is unethical, they are going to get a very thorough scrubbing, and if we hear negatives coming back at any level, that person goes to the bottom of the pile, as long as there is evidence to back it up,” Rodriguez said, adding that JNC commissioners also must take into consideration the source of any negative information and be attuned to why someone may be reporting negative information. “You must separate truth from rumor and innuendo.”Coxe said if the JNCs are doing their job, the General Counsel’s Office “should not have to be investigating background at all, as you should have already had every base covered and told the governor you cannot get embarrassed by appointing any one of these people.”last_img read more

5 innovation trends that will define banking in 2019

first_imgThe global banking sector is becoming both more strategically focused and technologically advanced to respond to consumer expectations while trying to defend market share against an increasing array of competitors. A great deal of emphasis is being placed on digitizing core business processes and reassessing organizational structures and internal talent to be better prepared for the future of banking. This transformation illustrates the increasing desire to become a ‘digital bank’.The importance of innovation and developing new solutions that take advantage of data, advanced analytics, digital technologies and new delivery platforms has never been more important. We are seeing organizations innovate in targeting, expanding services, re-configuring delivery channels, delivering proactive advice, integrating payments and applying blockchain technology.These efforts will only increase in 2019, as global financial and tech giants revolutionize the financial services arena. As part of these mega-trends, banks will also experiment with new mobile applications and voice-enabled gadgets to enhance both delivery and contextual personalization. Ultimately, the consumer will be front and center. As technologies continue to evolve, the banking sector will continue to accelerate its investments in innovation and digital enhancements. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Chevalier Floatels’ Walk-to-Work Duo Undergoing Maintenance

first_imgChevalier Floatels’ walk-to-work vessels DP Gezina and DP Galyna are undergoing scheduled maintenance in the Netherlands after completing summer campaign works.This summer, DP Galyna supported a maintenance program servicing two offshore wind farms for a turbine manufacturer.DP Gezina provided accommodation and walk-to-work services for commissioning of the two converter stations at the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the UK.According to Chevalier Floatels, work for the coming fall period has been secured but there are still openings for new projects.As the summer was very busy with no walk-to-work vessels available, several contractors still have incomplete projects, the company said, adding that it is thus discussing projects for the coming months and is confident more charters will be fixed before the year-end.last_img read more

Cooney held scoreless by smothering St. John’s defense

first_img Published on December 15, 2013 at 6:58 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Trevor Cooney had scored in double figures in seven straight games before Sunday. He had hit five 3s in four of his last five games. He had shot 44 percent from the field during that torrid five-game stretch.But against St. John’s, with D’Angelo Harrison and Co. mirroring his every move, Cooney was held scoreless for the first time in his breakout season. Cooney finished 0-of-3 from the floor, and, despite playing 27 minutes, barely had the ball in his hands.“They did an unbelievable job on Trevor,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He could not get a shot.”Cooney missed all of his shots in the game’s first 13 minutes. From that point on – no looks. Not one. Assistant coach Gerry McNamara, who works closely with Cooney and the other SU guards, said St. John’s shielded Cooney. That meant a slow night for the sharpshooter, but it paved the way for big games from C.J. Fair, Jerami Grant and Tyler Ennis. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s great to have a guy that’s being played like that,” McNamara said, “because it’s going to open up the paint for other guys to penetrate.” Syracuse shot just 1-of-8 from downtown, but finished a season-best 63.9 percent from inside the arc. The Orange totaled 38 points in the paint and didn’t miss a field goal in the game’s final four-plus minutes.But while nearly every single player shot the ball efficiently, Cooney did not. Boeheim said the only way Cooney would have had looks was on Ennis’ penetration. Most times Ennis drove the lane, though, he was fouled.Cooney simply never generated enough space to get into a rhythm. He tried to curl around screens, but Harrison fought over them and got up in his face. Cooney corralled a rebound late in the second half, but then simply dished the ball back to Ennis, who reset the play. Cooney sat out from the 9:47 mark in the second half to the game’s final minute. Michael Gbinije took his place and played well, snaring rebounds and picking up loose balls. Cooney stayed on the bench, watching as his team reclaimed the lead and pulled away for the win. “Trevor didn’t get any easy looks,” Fair said, “and the couple he did were chippy ones he didn’t make.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Ireland draw Scots & hosts Japan at RWC 2019

first_imgIreland have been draw with hosts Japan, and Scotland, in Pool A for the 2019 World cup.Ireland are due to meet Japan on this Summer’s Tour – but without their best players who will be in New Zealand with the Lions.World champions New Zealand have been drawn in the same group as South Africa and Italy. Photo: © worldrugby.org England are in the same pool as France and Argentina.Wales are paired with Australia, as they were last time, and they’re joined in Pool D by Georgia.Eight more nations are yet to qualify.last_img

Khwaabb trailer gets 1,22,000 hits in 10 days

first_imgNo big names, no formula! Yet the trailer of forthcoming sports-based movie Khwaabb has received 1,22,000 views within 10 days of its release on YouTube. The director is overwhelmed.”The response is a proof that people have not closed minds towards experimental cinema,” Zaid Ali Khan, director of the movie, told IANS through SMS.”It’s very exciting to see this kind of a response and just goes to show that people are open to different, experimental and independent cinema,” he added.The movie deals with the life of an athlete and a swimmer and their dream to win an Olympic medal for India.The first trailer was released Aug 23 in the capital and it was uploaded online Aug 24.”I am very overwhelmed and I never expected such an amazing response,” said Khan.Made with newcomers Navdip Singh and Simran Motiani in the lead roles along with Nafisa Ali and Bajrang Bali Singh, it has been produced by Delhi-based production house, Bullseye Production.The film is slated for an October release.Watch the trailer here:last_img read more

10 months agoManchester return? Real Madrid dismiss anti-Man Utd clause claim for Diaz

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Manchester return? Real Madrid dismiss anti-Man Utd clause claim for Diazby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid have dismissed claims have an anti-Manchester United clause in their deal for Brahim Diaz.The Spanish midfielder is leaving Manchester City for Real today in a deal rising to €20m. Diaz will sign a Madrid contract to 2025.The agreement includes a 15 per cent sell-on clause, however English media claims of an anti-United clause have been dismissed, says AS.It was suggested City had demanded a clause stating that if Diaz was sold to United, Real would pay 40 per cent of the fee to the Blues. However, this claim has been denied.Diaz will be presented to local media and fans on Monday at the Santiago Bernabeu. last_img read more

10 months agoAgent: Southampton will regret losing Gabbiadini

first_imgAgent: Southampton will regret losing Gabbiadiniby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManolo Gabbadini’s agent says Southampton will regret losing the Italy striker.Samp have agreed to re-sign Gabbiadini on loan with a €12m obligation to buy from Southampton.“He felt good at Sampdoria and wanted to go back home,” Silvio Pagliari told Sky Sport Italia from Milan Linate airport, where he was waiting for the 27-year-old.“We wouldn’t have gone anywhere on loan. It was his will to cut the cord with Southampton, although he had a great time there.“He also discussed tactics with Sampdoria and I’m sure he’ll carve out a place in the team.“He’s a good player and, in my opinion, one of the best strikers in Italy.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more