California Seniors to Get Property Tax Relief Under Asm. Holden’s Bill Approved Today in the State Legislature (AB 1378)

first_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Make a comment More Cool Stuffcenter_img Government California Seniors to Get Property Tax Relief Under Asm. Holden’s Bill Approved Today in the State Legislature (AB 1378) Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 | 1:51 pm Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden’s bill to provide property tax relief for California seniors was approved today in the state Senate on a vote of 36 to 0. It now goes to the Governor’s desk for signature.AB 1378 would allow those over age 55 or the disabled to transfer the base value of their property to a new residence as long as the new house cost less than the old residence’s sale price.“California seniors are more likely to move multiple times in their retirement years, back to walkable urban cores or to be closer to their own kids. Regardless of why seniors move, AB 1378 ensures that high property tax bills will not endanger the retirement savings of Californians,” explained Assemblymember Holden. “This simple measure will help California seniors on a fixed income, handle the growing cost of housing and do so at a minimal cost to the state.”Assembly Bill 1378 allows each person in a marriage or domestic partnership to claim a base-value transfer of their own. All this measure does is treat every Californian the same, regardless of marital status.The measure has wide bi-partisan support and the backing of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeauty 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.last_img read more

Ukraine: Senior BSF Seaman Awarded for Saving Civilian Life

first_img View post tag: Ukraine View post tag: Senior View post tag: News by topic December 6, 2012 View post tag: Naval Order of Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Commander Rear Admiral Alexander Fedotenkov was read in festive atmosphere; senior seaman…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, December 06, 2012; Image: Flot Ukraine: Senior BSF Seaman Awarded for Saving Civilian Life Share this article View post tag: Awarded View post tag: Civilian View post tag: BSF View post tag: Seaman View post tag: Saving Authorities View post tag: life View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Ukraine: Senior BSF Seaman Awarded for Saving Civilian Life last_img read more

Protesters take to Ouagadougou streets over rising cost of living.

first_imgUganda students lament high cost of living and rising tuition fees Photo Courtesy of AFP Burkinabe unions and associations of civil society staged protests across the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou on Wednesday decrying the rising cost of living. The meeting, dubbed ‘against high prices’ brought together an estimated 5,000 people calling for th ereduction of fuel prices, basic goods and a raise in wages.The protestors also demanded the arrest of former President Blaise Compaore and his brother Francoise Compaore who they accused of embezzling public funds. Blaise Compaore was overthrown last October. The strike comes after the arrest of seven ministers and barons of the old regime on accusations of embezzling fundsRelated Ghanaian protesters return to streets in anti-austerity marchescenter_img Protests in Ghana over Rise in Cost Of Livinglast_img read more

National Lottery launches £600m direct impact fund for UK charities

first_img UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Camelot aims for ‘Big September’ supporting a high street recovery August 26, 2020 Related Articles Share Share National Lottery Community Fund issues £14m in Climate Action grants August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit National Lottery operator Camelot Group has announced that it will further support UK charities operating through lockdown hardships by rolling out a ‘£600 million impact fund’. Through its existing stakeholder network, the National Lottery will direct immediate funds to charities that have been impacted hardest by COVID-19 circumstances and further aims to support organisations supporting the most vulnerable UK communities during this crisis period.Funding will be made available to charitable organisations working in community support, disabilities, education, heritage, environment and sports.  Launching the initiative Dawn Austwick, Chair of The National Lottery Forum, said: “The National Lottery has always supported projects that help people and communities across the UK thrive. And now, the funds available are switching focus to support communities, arts, heritage, sport, education and the environment to mitigate the unprecedented pressure they are coming under as the country rallies to overcome Covid-19.”The National Lottery’s £600 million impact fund will be distributed to organisations through its support network.£300m will be allocated to the National Lottery’s ‘Community Fund’ – providing six months of extra support to community-based charities.UK Heritage will receive £50 million in additional funding which will provide immediate relief for UK organisations working on heritage projects and initiatives for the next four months.Sport England has secured a £157 million support package, helping its stakeholder community navigate financial hardships and further maintaining vital health and physical activity programmes.The Arts Council secures an additional £144 million in lottery funding, supporting its working community and helping maintain projects interrupted by the pandemic.In addition, the National Lottery impact fund will support regional organisations such as Sports Wales, Creative Scotland and Arts Northern Ireland during the crisis.Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said: “Since the National Lottery began in 1994, its dedicated players have raised more than £40 billion for good causes across the UK, making an enormous difference to people’s lives and the issues they care about. “In these uncertain times, lottery funding takes on an even greater significance, as we come together to deliver a national effort. So I am delighted that the National Lottery is channelling its support to help those most in need across these sectors.“This will help to support jobs and economic growth, allowing us to support vulnerable people who are relying on us, and continue to keep Britain active, educated and entertained both during and after this epidemic.”last_img read more

NFL could run with ball on domestic violence, but chooses not to

first_imgThe league could put its stamp on this, through education, counseling, changing attitudes and actions, using discipline and imposing consequences at its discretion. It could be the leader in the proper treatment of women that every other major industry, and society at large, is a catastrophic failure at being.It could. If it wanted to.It doesn’t. If the NFL really wanted to handle it, help its players, help their victims and help its own image, it wouldn’t govern by TMZ video. League officials wouldn’t be the kings of reaction, instead of proaction.MORE: What we know about assault allegations against Kareem HuntThe Kareem Hunt mess from nine months ago would have been resolved, or on its way to being resolved, for him, the Chiefs and the NFL, long before Friday night — long before they all scrambled to cover their rear ends after the video of Hunt shoving, manhandling and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel.But they all failed, the same way, almost to the letter, in how the league failed with Ray Rice in 2014, and with Josh Brown in 2016. Suddenly, everyone found their spines, only when evidence of those players’ deeds and words went public (in Brown’s case, not visual evidence, but police reports).Does anyone doubt, then, that everyone will have that same epiphany on Reuben Foster only if some visual proof surfaces about him? Washington played the “due diligence” game when it claimed him off waivers after his latest arrest. It’s completely fair to question whether the Chiefs played the same game in February, since now they’re claiming that Hunt’s failure was in lying to them, indicating that their investigation started and stopped with them asking him what happened and taking his word for it.Statement from the Kansas City Chiefs on Kareem Hunt➡️ https://t.co/MrjIX1Y7Ke pic.twitter.com/efSMqUDio1— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 1, 2018And if the NFL checked into it at all then, it isn’t clear how much. It pulled the trap door on him and dropped him into the “exempt list” safety net when the time came and it needed to avoid responsibility for anything that could or should have been done much earlier.(UPDATE: ESPN reported Sunday that the NFL never requested an interview with Hunt or his victim; in a live interview on “Sunday NFL Countdown,” Hunt confirmed that the league never asked to talk to him. Also, Pro Football Talk reported that the NFL tried but was unable to get the video either from the police or the hotel where the assault took place; and USA Today reported that the police themselves never viewed the video, either.)It all brings back a question the NFL should have answered years ago, when it masterfully mishandled cases with Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy all at the same time. “Should the NFL even be in the domestic-violence discipline business?” many reasonable people have asked this week. The answer, though, lies in this fact: It can, if it wants to. It doesn’t want to.We know this because we see every day how the NFL exerts its pull in any area it wants, to get the results it wants.MORE: Foster mess restores Redskins as gold standard for unaccountabilityProbing every aspect of the lives of draft prospects every single year, before, during and after the combine, is just one example that applies to this. The NFL and the respective teams couldn’t lay their hands on video of Rice then or Hunt now, supposedly, but they know every detail of some player’s family life, school attendance record and locker-room scuffle at spring practice and can hold it over their heads at draft time.Because they want to.The league can be an enormous force for good. Five minutes don’t go by without hearing about the collaborations it’s doing with the Players’ Coalition on social-justice initiatives. That’s something the league showed zero interest in until two years ago. Now, millions of dollars move around, and everyone up to and including commissioner Roger Goodell has gotten engaged on criminal justice reform, police-community initiatives, education policy, everything.They want to.They also want to make absolutely sure that Colin Kaepernick never sets foot in an NFL locker room again, and make clear the precise reasons why (in the form of the league’s ill-fated “anthem policy” as much as the vague “football” reasons for signing the likes of Mark Sanchez and Tom Savage over him). Eric Reid made it back in, and in less than two months with the Panthers, he’s gotten questionable flags, fines and ejections on the field and numerous so-called random drug tests off it.No real gray area about that.AN ENDLESS FIGHT, A DEFINING CHOICEAthletes of different eras find voice against society’s injusticesThe league was also ready to take Tom Brady to the Supreme Court over its right to suspend him for deflating footballs, whether it could be proved or not. But clarity, one way or another, about players who abuse women (and children, since that surfaced again with Peterson’s tone-deaf Bleacher Report interview about his continuing to beat his son)? The NFL simply does not give any. They threw together a policy after the Rice debacle that included a six-game suspension, yet it struggles mightily with enforcing it until — you guessed it — public pressure and outrage force its hand.You want clarity? You get more of it when players flunk a marijuana test. Or when they’re punished for celebrating too much on the field. Like, oh, the Chiefs’ own Tyreek Hill, two weeks ago, when he flashed a peace sign on his way to a touchdown in the most-celebrated regular-season game in years, the 54-51 loss to the Rams.A flag and a fine for that peace sign. But for Hill’s well-documented domestic violence incident in college? Well, the league drafted, signed and benefits from him to this day. All must hope that there’s never a hotel-video moment coming for him.Hunt’s caught up with him, and with the team and league that was living just fine when it was away from the public eye. Believe it, none of them would have counted on Hunt’s honesty had he been undrafted free-agent practice fodder, instead of the reigning NFL rushing champion.The NFL is Godzilla, in the sports world and in American society and its economy. Pretending the league is just another employer is ludicrous and condescending. It knows the power it wields — because it wields it all the time, at any whim it pleases. Looks like it’s Unaccountability Week in the National Football League. Is there a special color the players wear for that?Everything this $13 billion sport has done since midweek has shown the world that it couldn’t care less about getting a grip on domestic violence in its ranks, but is more interested in looking like it’s getting a grip on it.last_img read more