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first_img More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Top of the News Piscitelli’s offers men a dose of fashion with a hint of Green, by bringing in environmentally friendly brands.Michael Amir, of Piscitelli’s, talks about the latest brands and organic clothing for casual elegance available in the shop.“We have some beautiful Agave jeans, you know, like the plant agave. These are made with organic cotton and made here in California. We have them in different colors and they’re very soft. We also have Agave tops as well,” says Amir.The fabrics that Agave uses are made from organic cotton that is farmed locally. By using sustainable organic farming, the process is not harmful to the environment. Consider this, you purchase Agave jeans or tops, you also support local organic farmers and do your part in promoting a greener world, WHILE looking fab and being comfortable.It’s a win-win-win-win situation.Aside from Agave, Amir tells us, “We also have a very beautiful selection of sport shirts.” Sports shirts both long- and short-sleeved.Some of the other new brand coming in are Signum, a German company, Ingram from Italy, and another Italian company called Montechiaro that feature some “some very interesting knits,” says Amir.To see first-hand the new line of clothing at Piscitelli’s, you can visit them at 589 E Green St., or you can call (626) 578-7382 for more information. Community Newscenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Business 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Fashion & Style Look Organically Fab For Piscitelli’s, being “fashion conscious” is about being in fashion while being environmentally conscious By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, May 24, 2013 | 3:20 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Aid Group Seeks $2 Billion for Haitian Schools

first_imgBy Dialogo May 19, 2010 An international development group is working to raise $2 billion in aid to help rebuild and reform Haiti’s education system. The Inter-American Development Bank is leading a proposed five-year effort to train teachers, improve facilities and adopt a national curriculum. The IDB says that before the earthquake, only half of Haiti’s children of primary school age were enrolled in classes. Haitian President Rene Preval announced the plan Saturday along with IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno.last_img read more

New captain but same result as Bermuda lose again

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC) – Bermuda changed captains but produced another woeful batting display as they slumped to a six-wicket defeat to resurgent Namibia to extend their miserable run in the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier here yesterday.Bermuda’s fourth successive defeat came as they limped to 106 for nine after they were sent in at the ICC Academy Ground No 2. Namibia raced to victory with 41 balls to spare to get back into playoff contention with two wins, despite seamer Kamau Leverock’s three-wicket haul.The result left Bermuda as the only side in Group A without a point and in need of a miraculous run of results elsewhere, combined with wins over Scotland and the Netherlands in their remaining two matches, in order to remain in the hunt for one of six places up for grabs for qualifiers at next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.Bermuda, who face Scotland today and group leaders the Netherlands on Saturday, would also require an enormous swing in their net run rate if they are to force their way into the fourth-place spot.After dispiriting batting performances against Papua New Guinea and Kenya, Bermuda made a change in captaincy, replacing Dion Stovell with 32-year-old off-spinner Rodney Trott.Stovell dropped himself after scoring nought, one and four in the three previous games.Trott took over the captaincy despite Terryn Fray having been previously named as vice-captain, while Derrick Brangman, Malachi Jones and Sinclair Smith – batting at No 11 as a specialist wicketkeeper, a novelty in T20 cricket – were brought in for George O’Brien, Allan Douglas and Stovell.But it made little difference as an all-too-familiar batting collapse resulted in Bermuda slumping to 42 for six at the halfway stage, Sussex all-rounder Delray Rawlins making only six.Okera Bascome, who made six, four and nought opening the batting in the first three games, dropped to number eight and made a fine 37 from 31 balls, while Brangman made an unbeaten 23, as the pair gave the total an air of respectability.But Namibia raced to 35 without loss from the opening two overs, seamer Jones going for 11 runs and left-arm spinner Brangman, 24, and despite Leverock snapping up three for 19, his best T20 international figures for a second game in a row, the southern African side powered home.Canada top Group B after winning their third game in a row, upsetting Ireland by 10 runs.last_img read more

Ellen Barkin being sued by photographer who took photo of her “flipping the bird”

first_imgActress Ellen Barkin is being sued by a photographer after she posted a licensed photo of herself flicking off the camera on her Twitter feed.The photo was taken by photographer Steven Hirsch during the second day of the Harvey Weinstein trial where Barkin showed up to support her friend Annabella Sciorra.Barkin then posted the photo to her Twitter feed on January 23rd where it received over 15,000 likes.Hirsch, who according to TMZ is in the business of licensing his photos to online and print media for a fee, says he licensed the photo to the NY Outlet but that Barkin did not have permission to use the photo.He is now suing Barkin for damages.See the photo here.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2017)–The road to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 8 will have its first graded stop on Saturday at Santa Anita, as Grade I winning Gormley and recent first-out maiden winner American Anthem head a group of seven newly turned 3-year-olds in the Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes, to be contested at a flat mile. AMERICAN ANTHEM: Trained by Bob Baffert, he made a solid run from off the pace to take his 6 furlong debut by a neck on Dec. 3 at Del Mar, earning a Sham-best last-out Beyer Speed figure of 86. A Kentucky-bred colt by Bodemeister, he’ll most likely be forwardly placed in his first spin around two turns. Bred in Kentucky by Winstar Farm, LLC and owned by Winstar and China Horse Club, he’ll be ridden for the first time by “Big Money” Mike Smith. American Anthem–Mike Smith–119Term of Art–Joe Talamo–124Bird Is the Word–Gonzalo Ulloa–119Colonel Samsen–Flavien Prat–121Gormley–Victor Espinoza–124Big Hit–Santiago Gonzalez–119Blabimir–Mario Gutierrez–119First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.                 GORMLEY: A 4 ¼ length first-out maiden winner going 6 ½ furlongs on Sept. 4 at Del Mar, this John Shirreffs-trained colt by Malibu Moon took Santa Anita’s Grade I, 1 1/16 miles FrontRunner Stakes by three lengths in gate to wire fashion on Oct. 1 at odds of 10-1. Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, he bobbled at the start and suffered his first loss when well beaten in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 5. Idle since, he’ll again get the services of Victor Espinoza, who’s been aboard for all three of his starts.center_img NEWLY TURNED 3-YEAR-OLDS TAKE FIRST GRADED STEP TOWARD $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY THE GRADE III SHAM STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS AND WEIGHTSRace 7 of 9                                                                                                          Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PSTlast_img read more

Negotiation with Govt was for “living wage” – GPSU

first_imgGPSU President Patrick YardeThe Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) said its engagement with the Government in the wages, salaries and allowances negotiation had a clear goal of seeking out a “a living wage” for public servants, solutions of the de-bunching issue within scales, and addressing the matter of the adequacy of allowances paid to public officers.The two parties are still at a standstill following Government’s announcement on Wednesday that the negotiation had come to an end and that the GPSU is yet to accept a 10 per cent increase offer. The public servants’ representative said the issue has to be discussed at its General Council meeting.“Prior to the start of the negotiations it had been agreed at the level of the union, that, first, an appropriate stage having been reached, our members would be briefed on the unfolding negotiations. It had also been agreed that the position of the Government of Guyana would be put to the General Council of the Union with a view to having it arrive at a determination as to whether that position met with the expectations of the union’s members in the context of the mandate set the negotiating team,” GPSU said in a statement on Thursday evening.It said during the initial period of the discussions, Government’s negotiating team made two offers commencing at the base at 5.5 per cent. They then increased that by .5 to six per cent. The union’s negotiating team rejected both proposals.“The union requested detailed information on several aspects of Government’s revenue and expenditure. Up to this time, these have not been provided. Even in the absence of the requested information the Union proceeded to finalise its own proposals. These were presented on August 9, 2016,” the GPSU statement outlined.Government on Wednesday evening issued a public statement reiterating that its “proposal took into consideration the fundamental need for a restructured public service which included the adjustment of scales for wages and salaries; the implementation of a merit increment system; and a resolution of the issue of de-bunching.”According to the missive released by Reginald Brotherson, head of the Government’s negotiating team, “GPSU agreed to consider Government’s final offer and indicated that a response will be forthcoming after a meeting of its General Council.”The negotiations were conducted within a two-month period from June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016.The initial proposal of the GPSU was for a 40 per cent across the board increase for public servants, but this was subsequently adjusted to 25 per cent. The union had also demanded that allowances be included in the negotiations.Government responded by proposing that persons earning less than $100,000 be paid a 10 per cent increase while persons earning above $1 million would only get a one per cent increase.The union in its statement listed it wages, salaries and allowances proposals over a three-year period from 2016 to 2018.For the period of 2016, the GPSU proposed that “effective January 1, 2016, a flat increase of seven thousand, five hundred dollars ($7500) per month added to the salary at December 31, 2015 of each person employed in the public service as well as to the amount payable at the minimum and maximum of each of bands one to 14 of the schedule of salary in the public service” in addition to “a 25 per cent increase across the board to the salary of each person employed in the public service as well as to the amount payable at the minimum and maximum of each of bands one to 14 of the schedule of salary in the public service.” With respect to 2017, GPSU proposed “a flat increase of seven thousand dollars ($7000) per month added to the salary at December 31, 2016 of each person employed in the public service as well as to the amount payable at the minimum and maximum of each of bands one to 14 of the schedule of salary in the public service” in addition to “a 20 per cent increase across the board to the salary as at December 2016 of each person employed in the public service as well as to the amount payable at the minimum and maximum of each of bands one to 14 of the schedule of salary in the public service.”While for the third year of 2018, it was proposed by the GPSU that “a flat increase of nine thousand dollars ($9000) per month added to the salary at December 31, 2017 of each person employed in the public service as well as to the amount payable at the minimum and maximum of each of bands one to 14 of the schedule of salary in the public service” in addition to “a 20 per cent increase across the board to the salary as at December 2017 of each person employed in the public service as well as to the amount payable at the minimum and maximum of each of bands one to 14 of the schedule of salary in the public service”The union body also outlined that in respect of each of three years there “shall be an additional increase to cover the inflation as determined by the Bureau of Statistics.”The two-month long collective bargaining process concluded on Thursday without a definite agreement in place, leaving the door open to a unilateral increases by Government should the unions continue to reject the proposals.last_img read more

Abused mother of 3 lives in fear after husband threatens to kill family

first_imgA mother of three is now fearful for her life and those of her children after her abusive husband threatened to kill them.Denita MohamedThe woman, Denita Mohamed, who almost lost her life two weeks ago because of a beating she received from her husband, noted that while she is fearful, she has to protect her children.She identified her abuser as Shafeek Mohamed.The young mother told Guyana Times on Monday that she is constantly being abused by the man with whom she has been with for more than 11 years. As a result of the abuse she received from the hands of her husband, she was forced to leave her marital home and is now staying by her parents with her children.She noted that despite them being at her parents’ home, whenever the man sees her, he would carry out his threats. She recalled her husband giving her ecstasy pills about two years ago and dealing her a severe beating. This resulted in her lodging a complaint against him with the Police.He was subsequently arrested and charged for assaulting her. The court had imposed a restraining order against him for two years.Mohamed was severely beaten by her husband two weeks ago“Nuff time he had cutlass and he would put it in front me and my daughter and then he would hit me in front of the children,” she noted.The woman further stated that the last fight she had with her husband stemmed from him visiting her home and begging her to return home. After she refused, she was beaten in her parents’ home.“I nearly die on December 27… he brutally beat me and cut my fingers… bit my nose… damage my face and threaten to kill me, my kids and my parents. If wasn’t for my parents, I would have not been here because they heard me screaming in the house and came out,” she cried.The distraught woman was almost in tears during the interview with Guyana Times. “I’m so frustrated and worried for my life and my kids’ life,” she stated. Ever since the last incident, he has been in hiding but the young mother believes that his parents are aware of his whereabouts.A report was made to the Police and they have launched a manhunt for his arrest.last_img read more

Sourcingmap sourcingmap® 9 : hair bun maker

first_imgSummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-05-25 14:50:31Reviewed Item sourcingmap® 9.6″ Magic Sponge Bun Maker Curler Hair Ponytail Holder BlackRating 4.3 / 5  stars, based on  16  reviews This is very good piece for women with straight/medium to short hair. The metal inside is strong and it hold the hair well. Unfortunately, for me this did not work because my hair is very long( down to my waist) and curly=too much hair :). Very thin foam around the metal apart from that does the job. sourcingmap® 9.6″ Magic Sponge Bun Maker Curler Hair Ponytail Holder BlackProduct Name : Ponytail Bun Holder;Features : Sponge Coated Flexible Metal WireSize : 24.5 x 4cm / 9.6″ x 1.6″(L * W);Main Color : BlackMaterial : Metal Wire, SpongeWeight : 11gPackage Content : 1 x Ponytail Bun Holder The idea is great but i think my hair is too thin and i find it a bit difficult fiddling with my hair at the back of my head – probably more because of my disabilities rather than there is anything wrong with the product. This product is what it says and it does every thing well. A really useful addition to my hairdressing drawer. This little thing is amazingit is really cheep, and makes an amazing bun. It looks, and works better then those doughnut things. As a student, i don’t have a lot of time -or money- so this is great for meworks best on longer hair, but mine is just over shoulder length and works greati would recommendthank you for the amazing product.sourcingmap® 9.6″ Magic Sponge Bun Maker Curler Hair Ponytail Holder Black : Great if hair not to thick and to long . Should come with instructions bit fiddly. Posted on May 25, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Ponytail HoldersTags Sourcingmaplast_img read more

Wheat and hay help salvage a tough 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseDylan Baer and his father, Dave, plant corn, soybeans, wheat, and hay and sell seed on their Wood County farm. Of all their enterprises, the lackluster wheat and struggling alfalfa hay may still be their best performing acres this year. Many acres of the farm went unplanted this spring due to incessant rains.“We run a high management program for the wheat. In a normal year even 90 bushels is disappointing for us in our high management program. We spend some money on it to try and get as much as we can off of it. You also have to factor in that the corn following a wheat crop is typically better than corn following beans. You really have to take that into consideration when you are figuring out the expenses on wheat. We also double-crop some beans — maybe 40 acres or so — after the wheat,” Baer said. “As a seed dealer we always end up with some bean seed left over. Two years ago we had the best double-crop beans we ever had. One field went 45 and another field went 52. We have also harvested 9 bushels before, but we average 30 or 35 bushels for double-crop beans.”This year the Baers had about 250 acres of wheat and they seriously questioned getting rid of it this spring because of the holes left in the stands from the persistent wet weather.“Last fall we felt pretty good about our wheat. We got it all in during the first week of October. Our goal is to get it in by Oct. 10. If it gets much later than that there is not enough height in the winter and it can be ruined in the spring. Last fall we had a good stand of wheat, but it rained and froze and thawed all winter and we were not left with much this spring. We left ours mainly for the straw and we wanted to do some tile work on one farm,” Baer said. “ Looking at our wheat this spring, we thought where we had a stand it looked pretty good, but there were a lot of holes in it. At this point we are really glad we actually had a crop there.”Also working against the wheat yields this year was the timing of nutrient applications. They use dry urea and ammonium sulfate for some sulfur for a total of 105 pounds of nitrogen per acre on the wheat. It got applied much later than would be preferred this spring with a May 8 application date. That was closely followed with a Prosaro fungicide application.“With our application of Prosaro, we never got docked for any vomitoxin and the test weight was right around 59 to 60. The yield ended up being right about average for us. The wheat all went between 70 and 90 bushels per acre, which wasn’t as good as we are used to from the last few years, but still not bad considering,” Baer said. “The straw is making about a ton per acre and the quality seems pretty good, except for a few weeds here and there from not getting the wheat sprayed last fall or early this spring. We run a John Deere combine with a draper head and after market concaves to try and keep the straw quality and keep it long. People like long straw without a lot of loose chaff in it and that is hard to do with just a rotor combine because it all runs out the back all together. I will run a rotary rake around all the straw to knock some of that chaff out. I can tell a difference doing that.”With better wheat prices looking forward, a high demand for small, square straw bales and the double-crop soybeans, wheat acres may expand on the farm in the future.“The wheat price is looking more appealing and if you factor in the straw and the benefits to the following crop it seems pretty good. Last year I was at $2.50 a bale and I expect that to go up at least 50 cents this year,” Baer said. “Small square bales are becoming a hot commodity because a lot of people aren’t messing with it any more.”The small square straw and hay market are valuable parts of the farm’s crop rotation and vital for Baer to remain on the farm full time.“Hay and straw is my main source of income. I farm with my dad and the crops are his income and baling hay and straw is what I do to support my family. This year I’m hoping to bale everything I can get my hands on. The supply is low and the demand is high,” he said. “I’ve got a New Holland 5070 baler and a John Deere 348 baler. Both are late model, in fact the one is brand new this year. I do run a granular applicator to help with the moisture the hay can pick up in the barn the first couple of weeks, especially if it is high humidity. I drop the bales in the field and run around and pick them up with my New Holland self-propelled stacker. It is late 70s model but it is in my budget and works for me. I get a couple of guys to run the baler, which is not too hard to find someone to do that. It is so tough to find manual labor though, even to load to deliver. I have a telehandler with a grapple that I can load van trailers or flatbeds with.”Like the wheat crop, Baer’s roughly 40 acres of hay was not in great condition coming out of winter.“Our area lost quite a few acres of alfalfa. Some guys jumped the gun and went ahead and killed it off anticipating planting corn or beans into it again. That window came and went, though, so at this stage in the game my alfalfa isn’t looking that bad because at least I have a crop,” Baer said. “I am about the only one around here that didn’t kill some of my hay. Everyone else around here killed at least one if not more of their hay fields. I kept all of my hay because I needed it for my income. Even my low quality bales of hay are going to be worth something just because there is not a lot of hay in the area.”He had high hopes for 20 acres of alfalfa he seeded in late August last summer but the first cutting did not fare so well.“It all worked in nice and it was about knee high heading into winter. But it looked liked early on this spring quite a bit of it was missing and there was some wheat in it from last year and some weeds. I finally got started on the first cutting in late June. But now it is filling in nice and it looks like we might have a nice alfalfa field again,” he said. “The first field I cut this year had been in alfalfa for four years. It had a thin stand this spring and some weeds. Since I mowed it, it has started cleaning up pretty nice. The other fields with the new seedings had a lot of tons but a lot of stuff I didn’t want. Overall though, I usually get about a ton and half per acre for first cutting and I was down to not quite a ton an acre on my first cutting. I’m sure I’m not the only one that has noticed that too.”The late first cutting also could set things back all season.“I need a 3-day window to make hay. I can’t do all 40 acres in one day but I try to split it up into 20 and 20. I mow in the morning. The next day I’ll ted it. On the third day I can usually be raking by 11 and at 3:00 I’ll be baling. I pretty much drop what I’m doing when it’s time to make hay. You can’t let it sit there,” he said. “All spring all I needed was a 3-day window to make hay and it was the end of June before I got that. It was tough.”Along with the persistent rains the last two summers, humidity has been an issue.“The humidity is a real challenge for alfalfa. The bales feel nice in the field and you put them in the barn and come back a couple weeks later and wonder what the white stuff is all over the hay bales,” he said. “One year I lost almost a whole first cutting to that. When I went to move it, there was dust on it and people don’t like that. That was the year I bought the applicator.”Baer is hoping his investment, persistence and effort in the hay will pay off this year.“This year has been one for the record books. I have seen hay bales selling for $8 or $10 a bale that would normally sell for $4 or $5. To me, that is excessive, but if you need hay, you need hay I guess,” he said. “Most of my hay all ends up in eastern Ohio, mainly to horse tracks. I’m hoping second cutting is the quality they need. I also have several people with horses in the area that have bought hay from me for the last several years and I try to take care of them first. I mostly do 100% alfalfa hay. That is what my eastern market wants. I have some straight grass, but I only get one cutting from it. Some people want that because it is a little cheaper.”Despite the many challenges, hay and wheat have been good fit for the Baers on the farm — and maybe the brightest spot this year where there has not been much to celebrate in the soggy fields of northwest Ohio.last_img read more

13 days agoMan Utd defender Maguire fears dodgy club form hurting England

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Maguire fears dodgy club form hurting Englandby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Harry Maguire fears club issues are having a negative effect on England’s beleaguered defenders.Maguire concedes that club struggles may be hurting international form.He said: “Maybe it is a confidence thing because we bring our club football to the international level.“It was a difficult game. We started sloppy and we took the lead in the game when we probably didn’t deserve to.“In the second half, we controlled the game a lot more but we gave them a sloppy goal to win the game.“So we do need to improve on that. It’s hard to lose any football game, but we were not at our best and got punished.” last_img read more