Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena Welcomes New Board Members

first_img More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Make a comment Top of the News Non-Profits News Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena Welcomes New Board Members STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | 11:12 am 88 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday From Top clockwise: Darren Marco, Domenic Sciarra, Jeff Scofield, Cyril VergisOver the past few hectic months, the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena has added four new members to its Board of Directors: Darren Marco, Domenic Sciarra, Jeff Scofield, and Cyril Vergis. Each of them brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Board.Darren Marco is Senior Vice President at Payden & Rygel where he has been for more than three years. He as previously with Toyota North America, Bank of America, Indymac Bank, and Nomura Securities International. Darren attended Princeton University where he majored in political science, and he earned his MBA from The University of Texas at Austin, Red McCombs School of Business. He has volunteered with the Tournament of Roses since 2012 and lives in Pasadena with his wife and children.Domenic Sciarra, once a “Club Kid” at BGCP, is the AVP, Manager for North American Distribution/Sales Operations at Capital Group, where he has over 19 years of mutual fund, institutional, private client, and financial services experience, with increasing responsibilities for business, people, project, technology, and management. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business and his MBA at the University of Riverside, and lives in Sierra Madre with his wife and young daughter. Domenic attended the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena in the late 80’s and early 90’s.Jeff Scofield is the Branch Director-Senior Vice President with RBC Wealth Management in Pasadena. He was previously with Wells Fargo Advisors in Encino, US Trust in Pasadena, and Wells Fargo Advisors in Pasadena, as well as Banc of America Investment Services and Morgan Stanley. He serves on the Education Through Music Los Angeles Board of Directors and previously served on the Rosemary Children’s Services Board. Jeff attended UCLA where he majored in political science, and lives with his wife and three children in Altadena.Cyril Vergis is the Chief Operating Officer at Arosa+Livhome, a national provider of in-home care and care management services. He was previously the founder of Ananth LLC in Washington, D.C., Director of Strategic Development at Arosa Acquisitions in Durham, NC, and Operations Manager at National Education Initiative in Bethesda, MD, as well as holding positions with Alvarez & Marsal, Goldman Sachs & Co. and the Georgetown University Alumni & Student FCU. Cyril attended Georgetown University and Harvard Business School, and lives in Pasadena with his wife and baby daughter.“We are excited to welcome four outstanding community members to the Board, and look forward to serving together. Each of them adds unique perspective to our work and we are grateful to have them join us,” said Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena Board Chair, Brian Spaulding.Since 1937, the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena has enriched the lives of young people in the community, enabling them to reach their full potential as productive, caring, healthy, and responsible citizens. Serving more than 1,900 youth, ages 6 – 18 annually, BGCP focuses on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyle, and Good Character and Leadership. The Club experience fills the gap between school and home – year-round – providing a welcoming, safe, and positive environment in which kids and teens have fun, participate in life-changing programs, make friends and find encouragement with caring adults. The Club operates two locations in Pasadena: Slavik Branch on E. Del Mar Blvd., and Mackenzie-Scott Branch on N. Fair Oaks Avenue. 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Progress on securing land to improve dangerous road in Buncrana

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Google+ Buncrana Town Council has been told that work to secure land for improvement works on the Aghilly Road is making progress, and discussions on drawing up Compulsory Purchase Orders are at an advance stage.However, member were not happy with the pace of progress this week, with Mayor Cllr Padraig Mac Lochlainn saying the project has been delayed so often it is now embarrassing.The issue was raised by Cllr James Gill – He says it’s vital that the work is expedited……….[podcast][/podcast] News Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Progress on securing land to improve dangerous road in Buncranacenter_img By News Highland – October 15, 2010 Twitter Pinterest Previous articleLetterkenny Council seeks to capitalise on Derry designationNext articleOireachtas committee rejects ombudsman’s Lost at Sea report News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

News story: Revolutionary satellite made of ‘the stuff of science fiction’ leaves the UK

first_imgColin Paynter, Managing Director, Airbus Defence and Space UK, said: The UK Space Agency is the largest funder of ESA’s programme of Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems, (ARTES) which transforms R&D investment into successful commercial products and services by offering varying degrees of support to projects with different levels of operational and commercial maturity.Magali Vaissiere, ESA Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications, said: EUTELSAT QUANTUM Platform build at SSTLToday the satellite platform was on view to invited guests at a special event to mark the handover to Airbus who will complete the satellite assembly and testing in Toulouse.Sarah Parker, Managing Director of SSTL said: Eutelsat Quantum is an important programme for both the UK and ESA and a typical example of the success of the ARTES public-private partnership model. Above all, our priority is our industry’s health and readiness for the future market challenges, and partnerships like these that improve the competitiveness, competence and business prospects of the companies we support are what we dedicate our efforts to. The contract to build this EUTELSAT QUANTUM satellite was agreed in 2015. In November last year, Eutelsat and Airbus signed a new contract worth hundreds of millions of pounds that will see components and parts for two further communications satellites assembled in the UK. This means that 6 out of 7 of the company’s next satellites will be partially built in Britain.EUTELSAT QUANTUM – Revolutionising telecoms marketYohann Leroy, Deputy CEO and CTO at Eutelsat said: Up until now, telecommunications satellites were largely fixed, one off, custom machines designed for a specific use or market.Commissioned by Eutelsat and built in Britain by Airbus and Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) in Portsmouth and Guildford, EUTELSAT QUANTUM will be able to adapt to new demands in coverage, bandwidth, power and frequency, enabling it to operate from any orbital slot depending on changing market conditions.The development of the core technologies integrated into EUTELSAT QUANTUM is supported by the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency (ESA) within the framework of a Public-Private Partnership.Dr Graham Turnock, CEO UK Space Agency said:center_img EUTELSAT QUANTUM is a world first and the culmination of many years of research by Eutelsat. Its premium capacity will enable us to offer game-changing optionality and flexibility to our customers in the government, mobility and data markets, who will be able to operate and optimize capacity to adjust coverages in real time, and to do so autonomously. We are delighted to co-operate with our long-standing partners, the ESA, the UK Space Agency and Airbus, and to be able to rely on the world-leading expertise within the UK space industry. Communications satellites like EUTELSAT QUANTUM that can be reprogrammed to adapt coverage and connectivity in orbit could until recently be considered the stuff of science fiction. Through our €480m development funding in the European Space Agency’s ARTES programme, the government’s Industrial Strategy and partnering with industry leaders such as Airbus, we are helping UK businesses transform ‘the stuff of science fiction’ into commercial advantage, resulting in jobs, growth and innovation. The completion of our work on the Eutelsat Quantum satellite platform is an important milestone for SSTL as it represents our first venture into the global commercial telecoms satellite market. The design and assembly of this innovative spacecraft has enabled us to advance the knowledge and skills required to develop highly capable satellite products for the evolving telecoms market, where we are now actively engaged in seeking new opportunities. Combining the payload expertise from Airbus in Portsmouth, and SSTL’s new geostationary platform provides a very sophisticated package for Eutelsat. The satellite is a world first, fully reprogrammable in orbit, and we’re looking forward to seeing it fly.last_img read more

Obama to America: ‘I Hear You’

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York How successful President Barack Obama will be at advancing his agenda over the final two years of his presidency may come down to a conversation over a glass of Kentucky bourbon with the same man who publicly vowed to undermine his presidency at its outset. Obama joked during a post-midterm Election press conference at the White House Wednesday that he might share a drink with soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) after Republicans reclaimed the U.S. Senate in what turned out to be such an embarrassing showing by Democrats Tuesday that some pundits called it a “shellacking.” If that outcome wasn’t bad enough for Obama, Republicans also added more seats to the House of Representatives, which they already firmly controlled.The president refused to analyze his party’s brutal defeat Tuesday or reflect on his inability to inspire more Democrats to vote. Instead he spoke broadly about the direction the country is headed and expressed his eagerness to sit down with the new Republican majority to examine their agenda before this Congress goes home for the holidays. He discussed a few of his priorities, most notably taking potential executive actions on immigration reform if Congress refuses to act. He also said he’d reach out to Capitol Hill about funding to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa, passing a budget without the drama that has come to characterize this current Congress, and obtaining a new Authorization to Use Military Force bill specifically for the fight against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. (The Obama Administration has used previous versions of AUMF to justify its war on ISIS, and some have questioned its constitutionality.) “I look forward to finishing up this Congress’ business, and then working together for the next two years to advance America’s business,” Obama said. He refused to acknowledge that the country’s emphatic rebuke of Democrats on Election Day was the product of any of his perceived missteps. Rather, as he put it, it was the result of people’s long-festering dissatisfaction with Washington D.C. over the last several years. “What stands out to me, though, is that the American people sent a message, one that they’ve sent for several elections now,” he said in his opening remarks. “They expect the people they elect to work as hard as they do. They expect us to focus on their ambitions and not ours. They want us to get the job done. All of us in both parties have a responsibility to address that sentiment.” Speaking to the Americans who voted Tuesday, he said: “I hear you.” To the estimated two-thirds of the electorate who didn’t feel compelled to come out to the polls, Obama said: “I hear you, too.” Obama, as is the norm with him, kept his professorial cool despite attempts by reporters to provoke him. He kept things close to the vest, and it’s unclear if his message to voters signaled any potential pivot from his longstanding policies or was his way of acknowledging the whooping his party had gotten and that he was trying to move on. While many political observers predicted a strong GOP showing Tuesday, the ease in which they seized control of the Senate came as a surprise. Republicans picked up at least seven seats; they only needed six for a majority. They did, however, fall short of the 60 votes needed to override a filibuster. For much of the campaign, Republicans characterized the election as a referendum on Obama’s agenda, mostly Obamacare, and his handling of crises that emerged over the last year: the threat from ISIS, the spread of Ebola, the influx of young immigrants coming over the Mexican border, and the Veterans Affairs scandal. Once that message gained momentum, aided by Obama’s admission that his policies were indeed on the ballot, Democrats were unable to turn the tide. “Every election is a moment for reflection,” Obama said. The president didn’t have much to gloat about, but he did tout the passage of a minimum wage increase in five states. If there were any other positive gains Tuesday, Obama didn’t mention any. Obama spent much of the hour-long press conference trying to strike an optimistic tone. He talked glowingly about hard-working Americans and how his job is too important for him to back down now because jobless Americans and college graduates drowning in student loan debt need someone on their side. “Maybe I’m just getting older,” he said, discussing the impact of the election. “But it doesn’t make me mopey.”last_img read more

US expert predicts reduced power for property managers

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New ferry services to operate between Dominica, St Lucia and the neighbouring French Islands

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 25 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img A new maritime passenger carrier offering cheaper travel rates will be launched soon. Company officials held a press launch for the Jeans Ferry Service on the morning of Monday, June 6th, 2011at the Fort Young hotel. Managing Director of L’Express Des Iles Roland Bellemare confirmed that the travel fares will be lower than what currently exists.Bellemare commented on the increased travel over the years between Dominica and the neighbouring French Island with the L’express des Iles.“We operate between Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique, three to seven return services depending on the period and between Martinique and St. Lucia, three to four return services a week. We carry, on this international route, over one hundred and eighty-four thousand (184 000) passengers in 2010 and for the first time since we started this service, our traffic in and out of Dominica ranked the first position. We used to have in the following order: Guadeloupe-Martinique market being the first one, then the St. Lucia one and Dominica the last one. In the year 2010, for the first time, Dominica ranked first with over sixty-three thousand (63 000) passengers in and out of Roseau.”President of the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Association Simon Walsh has welcomed the introduction of a new ferry service. This he says means improved access to St. Lucia and the neighbouring French islands.Managing Director of L’Express Des Iles, Roland Bellemare“This is very good news for us here today. When we look at our statistics, we see that one of our target markets that we need to spend a little bit more time and attention to is the French market. It is a large market. It is accessible and some of the limitations we are having really in appealing more to the French market has been accessibility. With this new ferry system, let us hope that we are making a step in the right direction and with one hundred and thirty-seven (137) passengers coming in three times a week; it does open up the French market. Another thing we have been talking a lot about is the St. Lucia connection. Hopefully, we are going to find that this opens up access into St. Lucia. Once we open up access into S. Lucia, the access from St. Lucia directly into the US mainland is also easy now with more airlines like Jet Blue and other airlines coming in finding that St. Lucia is a very attractive gateway into Dominica.”Hon. TourismMinister, Ian Douglas,hopes that the new ferry service will create more opportunities for the further development of relations between Dominica and the French.By Emmanuel JosephGIS News LocalNews New ferry services to operate between Dominica, St Lucia and the neighbouring French Islands by: – June 9, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe NHLPA did not provide a breakdown of the vote of its 31 player representatives in making the announcement Friday night, a day after the proposal was presented to the union’s executive board. In giving the format the green light, the NHLPA stressed several details still need to be negotiated before games can begin.Under the plan proposed by the NHL/NHLPA Return To Play committee, the top four teams in each conference would play each other in a mini-tournament for seeding. The remaining 16 teams face off in a best-of-five series play-in round to set the final 16 to compete for the Stanley Cup.The proposal will now go to the NHL board of governors, which is expected to approve the plan in the next few days. Once approved, the proposal effectively ends the season of the league’s bottom seven teams.Items still unresolved include potential game locations, when players can return to their respective teams and what non-playoff teams will be allowed to do during what could potentially become a 10-month break between games. While NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the league has a plan in place, he stopped short of providing details by saying it would be premature to do so at this time.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: Update on the latest sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHLPA panel approves playoff proposalUNDATED (AP) — The NHL Players’ Association’s executive committee has authorized moving forward in talks with the league on returning to play from the coronavirus suspension, approving 24 teams making the playoffs with other aspects still to be negotiated — Georgetown basketball coach Patrick Ewing has tested positive for COVID-19 and is being treated at a hospital. The Hall of Fame player and former New York Knicks center says the virus is serious and should not be taken lightly, adding that he wanted to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of themselves and their loved ones. Ewing also thanked the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines. The school said the 57-year-old Ewing is the only member of its men’s program who has contracted the coronavirus.— Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has announced that the soccer league in Spain will be allowed to resume June 8. It’s not clear when the first games will be held. The top tier, La Liga, has said it wants to resume play on June 12. There has been no play in the top tier due to the coronavirus crisis since March 12. Teams have recently returned to training at club facilities, but with players practicing individually. Barcelona is top of the league with a two-point lead over Real Madrid after 27 of 38 rounds.— The World of Outlaws raced in front of live fans for the first time in months at a Sprint Car event in Missouri Friday night. Brad Sweet edged his brother-in-law Kyle Larson, who is back racing dirt cars after losing his Cup ride over a racial slur. In qualifying for the 30-lap feature at Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway, Larson became the first Sprint Car driver to break the 10-second barrier at the one-third mile, high-banked oval with a lap of 9.995 seconds. The Outlaws returned last week in Iowa at Knoxville Raceway for a race run without fans.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img Associated Press May 23, 2020last_img read more