Robinson Park Rec Center to be Renovated Soon; Staff to Relocate

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * The City of Pasadena is proceeding with the Robinson Park Recreation Center Renovation Project, which will include a substantial rehabilitation of the existing approximately 19,000 sq. ft. recreation center.Currently, the project architectural design team has completed the “construction documents” phase of the project and is moving forward with the “plan review” phase. These include fully developing the construction plans and specifications for future bidding of the building construction.Park Supervisor Darrell Walker confirmed the bidding process is ongoing, and the staff may have to move out of the building before January 2017 when construction is expected to start.“Robinson Park is closing down,” Walker said. “We’re getting Robinson Park remodeled. So we got to move out… We’re moving our programs over to the Jackie Robinson Community Center (JRC) right across the street.”Lola Osborne, Northwest Manager at Pasadena City Hall, said construction could take anywhere from 12 to 14 months.Osborne said they’re not actually tearing the building down but adding on to the existing building.“We’re not building a new building,” Osborne said. “It hasn’t had a definitive improvement for a number of years. It’s a two-phase project and the first one has already been done. The second one was a more ambitious project where we were going to knock down the whole building and build it brand new, but there were funding issues later on that we weren’t able to do that.”Part of the improvement plan are the installation of new restrooms in the building and storage facilities, additional space of about 3,500 feet, and extensive rehabilitation of the existing 7,400 square-foot gymnasium building.The City gathered community input for the project design in six community meetings, seven drop-in meetings and thirteen Steering Committee meetings during February 2013 and August 2015. Up to now, public input may still be received by the Robinson Park Recreation Center Renovation Steering Committee.Neither Osborne nor Walker would give a definite date that the recreation center at Robinson Park would close, but Walker said it they should be out by January when construction is expected to start. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Make a comment Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty 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.center_img Government Robinson Park Rec Center to be Renovated Soon; Staff to Relocate From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, October 10, 2016 | 7:25 pm More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribelast_img read more

Air travel tax to be reconsidered in budget

first_imgNewsLocal NewsAir travel tax to be reconsidered in budgetBy admin – December 1, 2010 476 Previous articleLegal advice sought on city development planNext article19 tonnes of waste recycled in Limerick admin THE €10 Air Travel Tax is to be reconsidered in the upcoming budget on the back of a debate called by Kieran O’Donnell TD. The deputy said he has secured a commitment from the government to reconsider the tax and its implications for Shannon Airport. “This is a very serious issue for Limerick and the Mid-West.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Email Advertisement Facebook Print Twitter “I have consistently called for this destructive and short-sighted tax to be removed, and I repeated this call to Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan and Mary Hanafin, Minister for Tourism, Culture & Sport in the Dail during this debate,” said the deputy.He added jobs, not taxes, were needed and that Shannon Airport needs to be in as competitive a position as possible.“This year alone, Shannon will see a reduction in its passenger numbers of almost 30% or 800,000 passengers to just two million.“The airport board announced that they have set a target of 2.5 million passengers by 2015.  Removal of the travel tax will greatly assist in meeting this target”.In reply, Minister Lenihan said the issue would be considered in the context of the forthcoming budget.  “The penny seems to be finally dropping with the minister that we must make it as attractive as possible for people to visit here.  That means keeping the cost of getting to and from Shannon as low as possible,” continued O’Donnell.  “In that context, the commitment to reconsider the tax is potentially very significant for Limerick and the Mid-West”. WhatsApp Linkedinlast_img read more

98 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in ROI with no new deaths

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Twitter Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleNews, Sport, Nuacht, and Obituaries on Friday September 4thNext articlePubs could be allowed reopen by middle of this month News Highland By News Highland – September 4, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th 98 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in ROI with no new deaths Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNews There have been 98 new cases of Covid 19 reported in the republic this evening, with no new deaths.None of today’s new cases are in Donegal.The total number of reported cases is now 29,303, with 1,777 Covid related deaths. Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThere have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.There has been a total of 1,777 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight Thursday 3 September, the HPSC has been notified of 98 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 29,303* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. Of the cases notified today;48 are men / 50 are women66% are under 45 years of age42% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case 9 cases have been identified as community transmission 24 in Dublin, 13 in Kildare, 8 in Kerry, 6 in Kildare, 6 in Kilkenny, 6 in Limerick, 6 in Louth, 5 in Tipperary and the remaining 30 cases are in Carlow, Clare, Cork, Galway, Laois, Leitrim, Longford, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Waterford and Wexford.The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community.Dr Ronan Glynn, Acting Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said; “As we head into another weekend, keep physical distance top of mind at all times. Have no more than 6 visitors to your home and keep 2m between you. Open windows and keep rooms well ventilated if possible.“It’s important that we all keep our number of social contacts low while we focus on keeping our schools safe, continuing to resume healthcare services and ultimately protecting the most vulnerable from COVID-19.”*Validation of data at the HPSC resulted in the denotification of one case. The figure of 29,303 reflects this. Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Japan’s Q1 GDP shrinks less than initial estimate but still faces steep recession

first_imgThe revised data confirmed Japan had slipped into recession for the first time in 4-1/2 years, after a 7.2 percent contraction in October-December, pressured by last year’s sales tax hike and the US-China trade war. Recessions are defined as two straight quarters of contraction.On quarter-on-quarter basis, the economy contracted 0.6 percent in the first quarter compared with an initial reading of a 0.9 percent decline.Business spending showed gains after the finance ministry’s survey earlier this month, which was used to calculate the revised gross domestic product, drew fewer respondents than usual. Spending is expected to falter in coming months.Capital spending rose 1.9 percent from the previous quarter, reversing from a preliminary 0.5 percent fall. Private consumption, which accounts for more than half of Japan’s economy, fell 0.8 percent compared with the preliminary 0.7 percent decline, as solid demand for daily necessities was offset by declines in spending on services.Net exports – or exports minus imports – subtracted 0.2 percentage point from revised GDP growth, as the coronavirus slammed global demand.Analysts are forecasting the economy will suffer an annualised contraction of more than 20 percent in April-June as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a state of emergency and requested citizens to stay home and businesses to close to prevent the virus spreading.Although the emergency was lifted in late May, the economy is expected to recover only moderately in coming months due to the pandemic’s sweeping impact globally and at home.The Bank of Japan is likely to maintain this month its projection that the economy will gradually recover from the damage in the latter half of this year, sources said.The BOJ eased monetary policy for two straight months in April, joining government efforts to cushion the blow from the pandemic. The government has compiled two stimulus packages worth a combined $2.2 trillion.Topics : Japan’s economy shrank less than initially estimated in the first quarter but the broad impact from the coronavirus crisis is still expected to send the country deeper into recession.A series of recent April data including exports, factory output and jobs figures suggested Japan is facing its worst postwar slump in the current quarter as the outbreak forced people to stay at home and businesses to close globally.The world’s third-largest economy shrank an annualised 2.2 percent in January-March, revised data showed on Monday, less than the 3.4 percent contraction indicated in a preliminary reading and compared with a median market forecast of a 2.1 percent drop.last_img read more

North Sumatra woman arrested for allegedly defaming national flag, president

first_imgRead also: Activists, lecturer raise concerns about criminalization of free speech in universitiesThe arrest on Friday was based on a report filed to police on the same day, according to North Sumatra Police spokesperson Adj. Sr. Comr. MP Nainggolan.The preliminary investigation suggested that the woman’s motive for defaming the state symbol and state leaders was to seek global attention, he said.“Her action was a criminal act and [the suspect] will be charged with violating the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) law,” Nainggolan told The Jakarta Post. (aly)Topics : The North Sumatra police have arrested a 28-year-old woman in Deli Serdang regency, North Sumatra, for allegedly defaming the flag of the Republic of Indonesia as well as the country’s president and vice president.The woman allegedly posted a video on her Instagram account that shows her putting the flag on the floor, trampling on it, pouring soil onto it, burning and cooking it and using it to wipe glass. She also reportedly uploaded another video in which she sprinkled chili, cassava leaves and vegetable chunks on photos of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin.The cybercrime unit head of the North Sumatra Police, Comr. Bambang Rubiyanto, said the woman was detained at the police headquarters as investigators started the probe into the case.last_img read more

Danish pensions lobby chief quits after 15 years as latest action plan kicks in

first_imgPer Bremer Rasmussen, the chief executive officer of Danish pensions industry association Insurance & Pension Denmark (IPD), is stepping down, leaving the top role on 1 August, the organisation announced.His departure is linked to IPD’s unveiling of its new action plan, “Strategy 2025”, with the lobby group saying its supervisory board believed now was a natural time to have a new CEO.Bremer Rasmussen said: “It’s been 15 years since I joined Insurance & Pension Denmark. During that time, I have helped formulate and implement three ambitious strategies.“The board of directors adopted a new strategy at the end of 2019. It should be a new chief executive rolling it out,” he added. The association said it had started the process of finding a new leader.Under the new plan, which is to be implemented over the next few years, the sector aims to “be known for its contribution to solving some of the biggest challenges facing Danish and international society”, IPD said.It highlighted the welfare and security of individuals, as well as sustainability and the necessary green transition in Denmark and abroad.IPD’s Strategy 2025 document mentions the commitment the sector made alongside the Danish government at the United Nations to invest an additional sum of around DKK350bn (€46bn) in climate and environmentally-friendly electricity generation worldwide by 2030.It also addresses the need for continued and increased focus on ethical behaviour within the areas of investment, tax, data and with regard to consumers.“We will work to ensure that the industry gets into order within its own ranks, and we will set stricter requirements for those who work with us,” the group said in the plan.In another recent change at the top of the lobby group, in November Laila Mortensen, the CEO of labour market pension fund Industriens Pension, was elected as the new chair of IPD’s supervisory board.last_img read more

Henry backed to cause havoc

first_img Ulster flanker Henry slots in for his 10th cap in place of the injured Sean O’Brien in Ireland’s starting line-up for head coach Joe Schmidt’s first Six Nations clash on Sunday. Leinster battering ram O’Brien is unlikely to play again this season after undergoing shoulder surgery. Press Association And Munster’s determined blindside dynamo O’Mahony has backed replacement Henry to cause Scotland serious headaches over the ball this weekend. “Chris is an out-and-out openside; he’s dogged, he’s at the coal face as we like to call it, at that first breakdown he’s causing havoc,” said O’Mahony. “He’s a class footballer, so I don’t think there’s any worries of what he’ll bring to it. “He’ll wreck your head if you let him, and he’ll take that as a huge compliment I’m sure.” Talismanic lock Paul O’Connell assumed Ireland captaincy duties in the autumn Test series under new boss Schmidt. O’Mahony has total faith in his Munster team-mate’s stewardship, but challenged his Ireland colleagues to assume more personal responsibility than in the past. “These weeks guys really have to worry about getting themselves right,” said the 19-cap 24-year-old. “We’re looking to get to the stage where we have 10, 12, 15 leaders on the pitch. “If we’re going to be competing for Grand Slams or Six Nations we’ve got to have everyone leading the charge, and everyone’s got to see themselves as a leader in their own right.” Ireland forwards coach John Plumtree admitted Scotland boss Scott Johnson sprung several surprises with his pack selection. Plumtree said Ireland will not alter their approach to accommodate unexpected selections like lock Tim Swinson. But he did concede he has warned his pack to expect the entire back-five of Scotland’s pack to aim to play like loose forwards. “They’ve got some quite good depth there,” said Plumtree. “Their pack was slightly different from what I thought it would be. “But we don’t really have to change too much, because we know they will be coming hard at us with the ball, and trying to make it a real battle at the tackle. “They’ve got a dynamic back-row and two gritty guys in the second row there too, so we’ll have our work cut out. “Tim Swinson is a big carrier, and a pretty physical tackler, so he can cause problems if allowed. “And then they have Richie Gray to come off the bench and he will add an extra element in the last 20 I’m sure.” Former Wellington Lions and Natal Sharks coach Plumtree admitted fans’ fervour in the Six Nations build-up had caught him slightly unawares. Buoyed by that extra backing though, he vowed Ireland are determined to match that zeal when Sunday’s kick-off finally arrives. “It’s been a long time since our last performance, so it’s just great to get back into it,” he said. “It seems as though supporters hype it up more than Southern Hemisphere Test matches and Super 15 rugby. “I’m sure the intensity of the occasion will match that: we’ll definitely be ready.” Chris Henry will mess with Scotland’s minds at the breakdown in Ireland’s RBS 6 Nations opener, according to his back-row colleague Peter O’Mahony.last_img read more