latest #1 Los Angeles Sheriff’s Will Mount DUI Saturation Patrols on Superbowl Sunday On Sunday, February 1, 2015 Published on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | 11:03 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. Game Plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Are You Drinking or Driving? Fans Donâ€™t Let Fans Drive Drunk.The Super Bowl is Americaâ€™s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. Thatâ€™s why the California Office of Traffic Safety and Police, Sheriffs, the California Highway Patrol are urging football fans to choose sides now: drinking or driving. If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl Sunday, designate a sober driver to get you home safely.The Fans Donâ€™t Let Fans Drive Drunk campaign encourages people to make plans ahead of time that will prevent them from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking. Everyone should be mindful that if youâ€™re taking medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment effects. Driving impaired could result in injury or death for you or others on the road.The Los Angeles County Sheriffâ€™s Department Traffic Services Detail will be conducting roving DUI saturation patrols during and following Sundayâ€™s Super Bowl matchup. The DUI operations will be at undisclosed locations within the cities of Bellflower and Norwalk where collision data reveals high incidents of DUI crashes and arrests.According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2013, there were 867 people killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes in California â€“29 percent of all crash fatalities in the state. A driver is considered alcohol-impaired with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, the legal limit. This February 1, donâ€™t become another tragic Super Bowl stat.Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.Funding for these operations is provided to the Los Angeles County Sheriffâ€™s Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety http://www.ots.ca.gov/ through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration http://www.nhtsa.gov/, reminding everyone to â€˜Report Drunk Driver â€“ Call 9-1-1.OTS is offering a free mobile app â€“ DDVIP â€“ aimed at thanking the sober designated driver with perks and free offers at area bars and restaurants. Available for iPhone and Android. Never let friends drive if they have had too much to drink. Stay connected with OTS via: http://www.facebook.com/CaliforniaOTS, http://twitter.com/#!/OTS_CA, www.ots.ca.gov.As a Driver Plan Ahead with These Tips– Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins.– Identify and provide free non-alcoholic drinks or other promotional items to the Designated Driver.– Party hosts and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons. Donâ€™t serve more than one or two over several hours.– Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party â€“ and provide plenty of food. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Twitter THE case involving Pamela Hickey, charged with illegal chartering of aircraft to bring Munster rugby fans to away games, is “dragging on too long”, Judge Tom O’Donnell has warned.Inspector Gerry Horan told the court that the DPP and the State required a two week adjournment. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Solicitor John Devane said that he had spoken to garda investigating the matter and that the likelihood was that the book of evidence would not be ready for some time, so his client, subject to the courts approval, would consent to a date in early September. Judge O’Donnell questioned the delay and Inspector Horan replied that there were “two, possibly three, charges, and that the the gardai were awaiting the book of evidence”.Mr Devane said that his client wished to face the matters “forthright and fairly”. Judge O’Donnell remanded the case to September 2 and marked it peremptory against the State, noting that it was “dragging on too long” Pamela Hickey, aged 37, with an address at Ashford, Patrickswell, is charged with three counts relating to Munster rugby matches in September 2004 and January 2005. She is charged with obtaining a service by deception by chartering flights through Monarch Airlines from Shannon to Gatwick on September 3 and 4, 2004 and January 15 and 16, 2005. Ms Hickey is also charged with creating a false document on the January date. Facebook WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsCharter flight case ‘dragging on too long’By admin – June 22, 2010 749 Email Print Advertisement Linkedin Previous article11 changes for Ireland team to face AustraliaNext articleCasey has a “Big Bang” punch in line for French opposition admin
The Honduran and Colombian Air Forces signed a cooperation agreement to combat illegal flights that cross the airspace of the two nations and of the Caribbean and Central American region. With this agreement, both Air Forces will have the possibility of flying in each other’s airspace. During the now-concluded F-AIR Colombia 2011 exhibition, the commander of the Colombian Air Force (FAC), Gen. Julio Alberto González, and the commander of the Honduran Air Force (FAH), Col. Ruis Pastor Landa, signed the operational cooperation agreement that will enable the two forces to exchange experiences in the fight against drug trafficking. “It’s an agreement that, in union with one that we have with Mexico, with Guatemala, and in the future with El Salvador, is going to deny Caribbean and Central American airspace to illegal traffic headed to the United States,” the FAC commander, General González, declared. According to official information, the agreement is the result of joint work over three years by several Central American intelligence agencies and Air Forces, together with those of Colombia and the United States, which found that Honduran airspace has been frequently used by drug traffickers to transport drugs to Mexico and the United States. “We want to draw on the experience of our brothers in the FAC and do our part,” said the head of the FAH, Colonel Landa, who also praised the Colombian Air Force’s capabilities in its fight against illegal flights. The new agreement will enable the FAC to follow illegal traffic in Honduran airspace up to the moment the plane lands, in those cases in which Honduras is unable to do so. In the same way, Colombian intelligence platforms will also be able to identify the landing sites of these irregular planes. El Salvador would benefit from this kind of cooperation, since it does not currently have the necessary fighter-plane capability, due to the fact that its planes are grounded because of budgetary shortfalls, cost savings, or the lack of needed repairs, to intercept small drug planes or other kinds of planes or ships that pass through its political jurisdiction, in either its airspace or its territorial waters. By Dialogo August 18, 2011
Just how badly does the American Red Cross want to keep secret how it raised and spent over $300 million after Hurricane Sandy?The charity has hired a fancy law firm to fight a public request we filed with New York State, arguing that information about its Sandy activities is a “trade secret.”The Red Cross’ “trade secret” argument has persuaded the state to redact some material, though it’s not clear yet how much since the documents haven’t yet been released.As we’ve reported, the Red Cross releases few details about how it spends money after big disasters. That makes it difficult to figure out whether donor dollars are well spent.The Red Cross did give some information about Sandy spending to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who had been investigating the charity. But the Red Cross declined our request to disclose the details.So we filed a public records request for the information the Red Cross provided to the attorney general’s office.That’s where the law firm Gibson Dunn comes in.An attorney from the firm’s New York office appealed to the attorney general to block disclosure of some of the Sandy information, citing the state Freedom of Information Law’s trade secret exemption.The documents include “internal and proprietary methodology and procedures for fundraising, confidential information about its internal operations, and confidential financial information,” wrote Gabrielle Levin of Gibson Dunn in a letter to the attorney general’s office.If those details were disclosed, “the American Red Cross would suffer competitive harm because its competitors would be able to mimic the American Red Cross’s business model for an increased competitive advantage,” Levin wrote.The letter doesn’t specify who the Red Cross’ “competitors” are.The Red Cross is a public charity and occupies a unique place responding to disasters alongside the federal government.Among the sections of the documents the Red Cross wanted redacted was “a two-line title” at the top of a page, one line of which was “American Red Cross.”The attorney general’s office denied that redaction, writing that it “can not find disclosure of this two line title will cause the Red Cross any economic injury.”Asked about the effort to have Sandy materials kept secret, Red Cross spokeswoman Anne Marie Borrego told ProPublica: “We sought to keep confidential a small part of the letter [sent to the AG] that provided proprietary information important to maintaining our ability to raise funds and fulfill our mission.”Doug White, a nonprofit expert who directs the fundraising management program at Columbia University, said that it’s possible for nonprofits to have trade interests—the logo of a university, for example—but it’s not clear what a “trade secret” would be in the case of the Red Cross. He called the lawyer’s letter an apparent “delaying tactic.”Ben Smilowitz of the Disaster Accountability Project, a watchdog group, said,“Invoking a ‘trade secret’ exemption is not something you would expect from an organization that purports to be ‘transparent and accountable.’”In agreeing to withhold some details, the attorney general’s office found that portions of the documents the charity wanted to redact “describe business strategies, internal operational procedures and decisions, and the internal deliberations and decision-making processes that affect fundraising and the allocation of donations.”The attorney general’s office also found “that this information is proprietary and constitutes trade secrets, and that its disclosure would cause the Red Cross economic injury and put the Red Cross at an economic disadvantage.”Another section the Red Cross wanted redacted was a paragraph that noted the charity’s “willingness to meet with the [Office of the Attorney General.]” The attorney general’s office denied that part of the requestBorrego, the Red Cross spokeswoman, declined to say how much the charity is paying Gibson Dunn but said, “we do not use funds restricted to Superstorm Sandy to cover those expenses.”We’ll let you know when we get the documents we asked for 2014 at least the parts that aren’t trade secrets.If you have experience with or information about the American Red Cross, including its operations after Sandy, email [email protected] articles: Read our other coverage about how the Red Cross’ post-storm spending on Sandy is a black box. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York
14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lorraine Ranalli Lorraine Ranalli is Chief Storyteller & Communications Director, as well as published author. Her most recent work, Impact: Deliver Effective, Meaningful, and Memorable Presentations, is a pocket book of public … Web: LorraineRanalli.com Details She realized she tried to short-cut the process, not because of laziness but because of nerves. Her second speech was better; she completed it but still had a lot of work to do. Each subsequent speech was an improvement upon the previous. To her surprise and to the delight of her classmates, this young woman had a refreshing air of confidence by the end of the semester. On the other end of the spectrum was a retired professional athlete, who I had not had the pleasure of coaching. I had seen him in action on the playing field and after games at press conferences. His confidence was unrivaled, not arrogant but professional. As an entrepreneur with a new business, he was invited to deliver the keynote at a large awards dinner. No doubt, his name on the ticket was the reason the event sold out quickly. Anticipation filled the room as he approached the stage. His business talk began with a relevant sports analogy. Within a few minutes, however, it became obvious that he had no game plan for this arena. It appeared he had not thoroughly prepared for this new sport. His message became redundant and his key point was lost. I think he knew it, too, but could not get out of his own way. It was painful to watch. While choosing death over speaking in public seems extreme, as a Public Speaking coach and teacher, I can attest to having witnessed intense fear as well as the pitfalls of overconfidence. Midway through a speech, a very nervous college student ran out of the classroom crying. Fear had gotten the best of her. She only took the course because it was required. I paused the class, went down the hall to find my student, and talked her off the ledge. I let her describe her anxiety, and then addressed each concern with a question. Did you prepare? Did you practice? What was your self-talk prior to taking the stage? How could you have mitigated nervousness? Did you apply the strategies we discussed in class? Comedian Jerry Seinfeld joked that because Public Speaking ranked higher than death on a list of fears, many would choose death over speaking in public. Consider the cost to your career or your organization if fear causes you to avoid making presentations. Speaking engagements provide opportunities to boost credibility, make direct personal connections with many individuals at one time, and advance your mission or sell your product. Like writing, there is a process to preparing for oral presentations. No amount of confidence will make up for a lack of preparation. The reason many audiences lose interest in presentations is because the presenter lacks organization or a well-crafted game plan. Coincidentally, careful organization and preparation increases confidence and quells nerves. I entered the speakers’ circuit after spending decades communicating from behind a microphone in the confines of a broadcast booth. Like many, the challenge of addressing a live audience freaked me out, so I embraced it and embarked on a lifelong study of the art and science of Public Speaking. I developed a formula for communication practices that would meet the needs of both budding and seasoned professionals because there’s always room to up your game. Here are five tips to help get you started:If fear is gripping you, try turning off the negative chatter box in your head. Rather than thinking “I’m not the best subject matter expert,” “I’ll bore the audience,” “I’ll probably forget half of what I want to say,” etc., feed yourself positive thoughts: “I’m confident my approach to this topic will inspire the audience.” “I know this subject so well that I can fluidly deliver it in an easy-to-grasp manner.” “I’ve practiced and I know the three points I want to make, so my audience will hear my complete message.” Prepare and practice. Regardless of how well you know the topic, you must prepare every step of the presentation, especially the closing remarks. I coach speakers on my three-by-three method for organizing a presentation. Check your expectations. One hundred percent audience buy-in is not realistic. Shoot for one hundred percent respect. Never make assumptions about your audience without thoroughly doing your homework. Learn as much about your audience as possible before preparing your talk in order to address it properly. You are the presentation, not your PowerPoint. Use PowerPoint as a visual aid, not as a teleprompter. Don’t Let Microsoft Co-opt Your Presentation. I have hundreds more tips …wait for it, in my handy pocket guide, Impact: Deliver Effective, Meaningful, and Memorable Presentations. My Speaking for Successprogram is designed to help professionals at every level increase confidence, exude credibility, and speak with conviction.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that they have located a suspect who is wanted in California for allegedly sexually assaulting a 10-year-old child.39-year-old Jason David Adams was located in Big Pine Key on Thursday.It was not said what led to his arrest, however, officials did report that he was located at a construction site.Adams was taken to the Stock Island Detention Center where he is awaiting extradition to California.He faces a charge of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Folks from around the community arrived at city hall in Alpena to commemorate the retirement of Greg Sundin as he passed the torch to new city manager, Rachel Smolinski. Sundin became permanent manager in 2013 after Thad Taylor was fired from the position in 2012.Sundin says when he arrived things were in turmoil, but he and his colleagues were able to keep things together. “”The fact that we were able to keep the ship of state stable and move us forward the way we have,” he said. “Getting through difficult economic times without having to eliminate any employees, maintain services at a high level, I think we’re very proud of that.”The thing Sundin said what he is going to miss the most was his great staff and the people he’s had the pleasure of working with. “It’s time, but at the same time it’s going to be leaving a lot of people that I’ve worked with for a long time and have really become friends so that’ll be hard. I know I’m around and I’ll see them but it won’t be the same. It will be a new chapter in my life.”Rachel Smolinski has officially taken over as of 5 p.m. on Friday. She comes from harbor springs and has been getting ready for her new position by working with Sundin for the past few weeks. Sundin says she is extremely committed and has seen her show a lot of initiative. “She obviously has a learning curve, as we all do when we come into something new, but I think she’s going to make a shorter one than maybe a lot of people think and I think she’s going to be a good fit with the city.”Retirement is going to provide Sundin with a lot of spare time, and he says he plans to travel to Africa with his daughter next year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, alpena townshipContinue ReadingPrevious Alcona Elementary holds Christmas concertNext Local Alpena Family is Closing a Chapter on a Christmas Tradition