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first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Community News Historic 100-Year-Old ‘Echo Mountain Trail’ Sign Points the Way Once More In Altadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | 1:07 pm A 100-year-old directional sign that pointed to where hikers should proceed to reach the Echo Mountain promontory was finally installed permanently in the Altadena Community Center Courtyard on Friday, September 4.Altadena Historical Society President Jane Brackman led the installation ceremony Friday morning, when county workmen installed the sign on a concrete foundation and set the arrow pointing northeast toward its original location.Community Center staff Lorraine Contreras and Community Center and Senior Center director Liliana Garcia, as well as Mackone Development superintendent Raymond Gonzalez, also witnessed the installation work.The concrete sign, topped by an arrow pointing to “Echo Mountain Trail,” was originally positioned in the area of what is now Maiden Lane and Mount Curve Avenue, alongside the famous Mt. Lowe Railroad that ascended to the summit.It pointed towards the trailhead that today is now called the Sam Merrill Trail. The three-mile trail begins at Cobb Estate at the top of Lake Avenue and leads to Echo Mountain.Altadenan Jack Stivers rescued the sign after the railroad was discontinued and the tracks torn out in the early 1940s. In 2003, Stivers donated the sign to the AHS with the wish that it be erected at the new Community Center, a Los Angeles County facility.Recently, AHS and county staff renewed efforts to pursue the installation in the courtyard of the Community Center courtyard.The Mt. Lowe Railroad, originally incorporated by Professor Thaddeus S.C. Lowe as the Pasadena and Mount Wilson Railroad Co., led to the summit which then featured a 40-room hotel, a dance hall, and a zoo. All that can be seen now of the hotel are ruins.The trail has been popular among hikers ever since the railroad was discontinued. The trail leads to a promontory that is about 5,000 3,000 feet above sea level and offers views of the Los Angeles Basin and the Pacific Ocean.The Echo Mountain Trail sign can be seen anytime at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive. Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img HerbeautyHere’s What Experts Say Women Want In A ManHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News More Cool Stuff Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more


first_img Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Facebook No plans to revise advice regarding AstraZeneca vaccine Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews The National Immunisation Advisory Committee has no plans to revise its advice regarding the AstraZeneca vaccine.The World Health Organisation has recommended that it be given to all adults, including those over the age of 70.Ireland is one of a number of countries which has chosen to give over 70s the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine rather than the AstraZeneca one.The decision is making the roll out of the vaccine more challenging.Chair of NIAC Professor Karina Butler says the WHO recommendation hasn’t changed its position.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/butler8am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter Previous articleTyrone Chair says club action not sustainable if delays continueNext articleOver 60 Covid patients being treated at LUH News Highland center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest By News Highland – February 12, 2021 Pinterest Google+last_img read more


first_imgJanuary 4, 2019 /Sports News – National Reliever David Robertson signs two-year deal with Phillies Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Clarke / ESPN Images(PHILADELPHIA) — Free agent reliever David Robertson is heading to Philadelphia.The Philadelphia Phillies announced on Thursday that the 33-year-old right-hander has agreed to a two-year contract with the team. The deal also includes a third-year club option. Welcome to the phamily, Robertsons! pic.twitter.com/v9iUek3Xry— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) January 3, 2019A source tells ESPN Robertson will earn $10 million this upcoming season and $11 million in 2020. The third-year club option in 2021 will be for $12 million and includes a $2 million buyout.Last season with the New York Yankees, Robertson pitched in 69 games and went 8-3 with a 3.23 ERA. He had a total of five saves and 91 strikeouts.Robertson opted for free agency at the end of the season.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_img Tags: MLS Is Back Tournament/Real Salt Lake/Sporting KC FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Johnny Russell scored in the first minute, Gerso Fernandes added an insurance goal in the closing minutes and Sporting Kansas City secured its spot in the knockout round of the MLS is Back tournament with a 2-0 victory over Real Salt Lake.Kansas City finished with six points after two wins in the group stage to secure a spot in the round of 16.Russell’s goal was the fifth scored in the first minute in team history and the first since 2013.Real Salt Lake will also advance to the round of 16 as one of the top four third-place finishers in the group stage. Associated Press July 22, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local Sporting KC scores early, advances with 2-0 win over RSL Written bylast_img read more


first_img View post tag: vessel U.S. Merchant Marine Academy to Get New Training Vessel View post tag: Training View post tag: Academy Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Merchant Marine Academy to Get New Training Vessel View post tag: Merchant View post tag: marine View post tag: get Training & Education View post tag: News by topic August 22, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: U.S. View post tag: New View post tag: Naval U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood yesterday announced that the Department’s Maritime Administration has secured a new training vessel for the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. In an agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Academy will receive a space shuttle solid rocket booster recovery ship, the MV Liberty Star, which will provide a hands-on learning environment on which midshipmen can train using modern navigational technology, including dynamic positioning and advanced towing techniques.“Securing this modern vessel supports the goals outlined in the Academy’s new strategic plan and will ensure our midshipmen get the top-notch education and training they need to compete and win in a competitive global marketplace,” said Secretary LaHood.“This past April, when we toured the Academy, I asked for three things and today we are batting 3 for 3: we have a new superintendent in place, we were able to increase capital funding in the senate appropriations bill and now we have a new training vessel on its way,” said Senator Charles E. Schumer. “We are righting this ship not only for the midshipmen currently attending, but for the generations of students who will come. The Merchant Marine Academy is getting back on course and I commend Secretary LaHood for his hard work, hearing our call and delivering promptly.”Like all other Maritime Administration reserve ships, the Academy training ship will remain on call for occasional use – in this case NASA missions – allowing midshipmen to get at-sea experience with commercial crews.“This agreement is a win-win for both Kings Point and NASA,” said Maritime Administrator David Matsuda. “The ship’s high tech equipment and real world capabilities closely mirror what graduates will see entering the maritime workforce.”“The acquisition of this state-of-the-art training vessel will help us provide the best education and hands-on experience for our future maritime leaders,” said Superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Rear Admiral James A. Helis. “There is nothing like real life experience to facilitate the learning process.”Although midshipmen obtain the sea time needed for their U.S. Coast Guard license aboard commercial merchant ships during their “sea year,” the new training vessel will familiarize midshipmen with shipboard equipment and characteristics, and basic ship handling.Background of the MV Liberty StarThe MV Liberty Star was one of two vessels used by NASA to recover the space shuttle’s solid rocket boosters following the launch of a space shuttle mission. Propelled by two combined 2,900 horsepower diesel engines, the 176-foot long MV Liberty Star has a 6,000 mile range and a maximum speed of 15 knots. The ship’s controllable pitch propellers and auxiliary water jet thruster, combined with modern joy-stick dynamic positioning capability provide midshipmen a highly maneuverable training platform. The vessel has a 7,500 pound deck crane, which is an ideal tool for providing a basic understanding of modern cargo operations. It also has a fast rescue boat, which can provide midshipman critical experience in general launch operations. In addition, the vessel’s double towing winch, substantial towing H bitts, and a massive towing fairlead add significant new towing training capabilities to the Academy’s portfolio.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 22, 2012 Share this articlelast_img read more


first_imgState Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) has been selected to co-chair a national committee focused on government efficiency.The Council of State Governments is a region-based forum that fosters the exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy. The CSG Future of Work Task Force was created to explore how states can best navigate the challenges and opportunities of the new economy.Sullivan will co-chair the Smart Government Subcommittee of the Future of Work Task Force and provide new perspectives on state governance and the delivery of state services.“Innovation is not just for the private sector, it is also crucial for state governments to adapt to the times and apply cutting-edge approaches to improve their systems and workforce,” Sullivan said. “I look forward to sharing my experiences with the committee and help to develop new ways to enhance the effectiveness of our state government.”Sullivan will work with other members to document best practices and examine innovative approaches to help state leaders improve the performance of state systems and engage with citizens, as well as train, attract and retain a new generation of public employees.“The CSG Future of Work Task Force will bring together a diverse group of state officials to examine how technology creates new jobs and eliminates existing jobs, and it will share success stories and best practices and provide guidance on how states can best embrace the innovative and ever-evolving opportunities in the new economy,” said CSG Executive Director David Adkins.“CSG is proud of its role as a trusted convener of state officials and is committed to a data-driven, consensus-based process in all of its public policy work,” said Kelley Arnold, CSG chief communications officer.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


first_imgHartlepool-based frozen desserts company Bonne Bouche has pledged to develop a range of retail brands after being restructured by the venture capitalists which back it.Financial director Richard Dean told British Baker the company’s strategy is to “continue as a leading frozen desserts manufacturer in the UK”.It will continue to offer own-brand products at all price points, but also develop bran-ded products in the future, he said, adding that the company wants to ensure a “decent split between all price points”. The firm will also develop its foodservice business.Bonne Bouche has appointed two new directors to drive forward the new strategy – part-time chairman Steve Baker and operations director Jan Konig, both formerly of Norfolk-based ready meals company Oriental Express Frozen Foods.In December British Baker reported that Bonne Bouche’s founder and MD Wayne Hitch-man had left suddenly in a shake-up by Bonne Bouche’s backers (British Baker, December 9, pg 5). Following his departure, the position of MD will not be filled, Mr Dean said. Instead, he and Mr Konig will manage the day-to-day running of Bonne Bouche.The recent strategic review also led to 30 redundancies, Mr Dean told British Baker. These cuts include approximately 18 management positions. The company is left with 240 staff, Mr Dean said.Bonne Bouche was created in July 2004 by a management buy-out of Freshbake’s Hartlepool site, after Freshbake went into receivership. The site was originally a Hibernia Foods plant.last_img read more


first_imgThis week’s big news is another big fire (pg 3). Fletchers Bakeries, still owned by Northern Foods though up for sale, appears to have suffered “a catastrophic technical failure” in a processing plant, according to firefighters.Thank goodness no staff were hurt and it sounds as though Northern Foods is handling the disaster very efficiently. But an insurance excess of £4m, which Northern is liable for, is bad news at this time – as is the lost production.I remember two years ago when insurance costs for bakeries rose dramatically. We complained strongly to the insurance companies on your behalf, as did your trade associations.Their response was to say that bakeries experienced an unusually high number of fires. Events since have sadly proved them right. It is the bigger companies, Aulds, Warburtons, Peters of Durham, that tend to make the headlines. But fires happen in smaller companies too, so the second you stop reading this please plan a few minutes to review your fire prevention procedure. And also your disaster recovery strategy should a fire start (or be started!) at any time of day – or night. Your trade associations and local fire service will be pleased to help. But it is vital you act soon because from 1 October the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order which has been delayed from April, comes into effect. In recent issues (31 March, 2006, and 16 September, 2005) fire prevention consultant Alan Gill of AWG Fire, Health & Safety, explained the changes to the legislation. He also detailed risk factors and protective control measures. I know many of you keep back issues, so I do urge you to look them up if you have any doubts about prevention and the forthcoming legislation because such factors could affect your insurance. In the meantime we wish Northern Foods and Fletchers good luck for the difficult weeks and months that lie ahead.Elsewhere, British Bakeries is investing a whopping £20m across its Hovis range with a new logo, new packaging and a big advertising campaign, not to mention new recipes. It is a major investment for a major brand that seems to go from strength to strength and stay ahead of the game.And do read about Thorntons’ coffee shops paging system. Is this the ‘sound’ of things to come?last_img read more


first_imgSaint Mary’s College Student has officially kicked off African American Heritage Month (AAHM) celebrations, according to Tamara Taylor, the assistant director of Student Involvement & Multicultural Services (SIMS). The month-long celebration is a time to recognize the achievements and contributions of African Americans, both past and present. “Just like all other cultural activities at Saint Mary’s College, I hope to spark people’s attention and to put on events that are meaningful,” Taylo said. “It is important for Saint Mary’s to participate in African American Heritage celebrations to support and learn the story of others.” Taylor said AAHM is about being truly able to understand people of a different race or culture, thus becoming culturally aware and competent of the opportunity to engage in educational opportunities when offered. “My goal as the assistant director for Multicultural Services is to work with students to plan cultural events that not only require an audience to show up and hear something, but to actively engage and take away a lifelong memory,” she said. The College’s AAHM celebrations started on Feb. 1 with an exhibit and recitation of selected poems, but many other events are planned during the month of February, Taylor said. Among the upcoming AAHM events include a soul food dinner to be served by Sodexo in the Noble Family Dining Hall, a mass commemorating black history, a movie night featuring Disney’s The Princess and the Frog and Apollo Night Talent Show. Taylor said the Apollo Night Talent Show, named after the Apollo Theater in Harlem, is the most anticipated event. “It’s our highlighted event,” Taylor said. “We want to highlight the importance of the theatre in relation to African American Heritage.” Poets, dancers, vocalists and many other talented individuals will be participating in the event, but students are welcomed to submit an entry form to perform in the Apollo Talent Show. Taylor said she has high expectations for the celebration of AAHM on Saint Mary’s campus. “I would like to invite the campus to take part in as much of our programming as they can for African American Heritage Month,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity to learn something new.”last_img read more


first_imgOn December 15, 2011 the VMBB issued $43.7 million in 2011 Series 5 Bonds to assist 26 municipalities to refinance outstanding debt issued through the US Department of Agriculture-Rural Development. The USDA-RD debt was originally issued to fund principally municipal drinking water and sewer projects. The refinancing bonds will save participating municipalities over $4,109,786 in future debt service payments.Through the December 15, 2011 issue of $25.9 million in 2011 Series 6 Refinancing Bonds, the Bond Bank was able to refinance its 2003 Series 2 bonds resulting in $1,750,000 in future debt service payment savings for 27 Vermont municipalities and school districts. Loans from the 2003 Series 2 bonds were originally used mainly for ‘bricks and mortar’ construction and renovation projects.About VMBBThe Vermont Municipal Bond Bank has been assisting Vermont’s municipalities with access to tax-exempt bond financing for over 40 years. Since 1970, the VMBB has issued over $1.24 billion through 64 new money and refunding bonds to finance various projects for over 400 of Vermont’s municipalities.For more information regarding the VMBB, please visit our website at www.vmbb.org(link is external) or contact Robert Giroux, Executive Director, at 802-654-7377 or [email protected](link sends e-mail).last_img read more

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