Preliminary Hearing for Alleged Terrorist

first_img 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it News Feature Stories Preliminary Hearing for Alleged Terrorist Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | 6:36 pm 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 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. Business News Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Community News HerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday for Gerardo Cortez, who is accused of making bomb threats against a middle school, a post office and the Pasadena Department of Health.The threats led to the evacuation of Washington Middle School on Oct. 24 and the health building on Oct. 25.  No bombs were found. Authorities said the caller claimed to be armed with an assault rifle and was nearby.Cortez was charged with three counts of making a false bomb report, three counts of making criminal threats and one count of attempting to make a criminal threat. All are felonies, said Sandi Gibbons of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.Cortez, 25, has since pleaded not guilty.  He was arrested about a block south of the health building, where he reportedly told officers that he had been very angry due to personal problems.He also admitted to them that he had made bomb threats against the middle school on Oct. 24.His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Dept. J of the Pasadena Courthouse, 300 E. Walnut St.last_img read more

Trump administration rejects California’s request for wildfire disaster assistance

first_imgToa55/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The federal government has denied California’s request for a disaster declaration for wildfires that have burned swathes of land across the U.S. state since early September.A spokesperson for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services confirmed to ABC News on Thursday evening that their request for a major presidential disaster declaration, which would release federal funding, was rejected by the Trump administration. The state plans to appeal the decision and believes California meets the federal requirements for aid. In the meantime, officials are looking for other avenues for federal assistance to support wildfire victims, the spokesperson said.It was unclear why the Trump administration denied California’s request. ABC News has reached out to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for comment.California Gov. Gavin Newsom penned a letter to President Donald Trump on Sept. 28 seeking the disaster declaration for several blazes, including the Creek Fire, the largest wildfire in the state’s history, which has burned at least 341,722 acres across Fresno and Madera counties, as well as the Bobcat Fire, which has burned at least 115,796 acres in the Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County. Newsom said the fires have collectively torched over 1.8 million acres across seven counties and have destroyed more than 3,000 structures, including nearly 1,000 homes. The infrastructure damage estimates exceed $229 million, he said.“The severity and magnitude of these fires continue to cause significant impacts to the State and to the affected local jurisdictions, such that the recovery efforts remain beyond the State’s capabilities,” the governor wrote. “Many of the counties impacted by these wildfires are still recovering from previous devastating wildfires, storms, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.”Newsom estimated potential federal assistance at $346 million.“Federal assistance is critical to support physical and economic recovery of California and its communities,” he wrote. “The longer it takes for California and its communities to recover, the more severe, devastating, and irreversible the economic impacts will be.”Last year, Trump threatened to cut federal aid for California’s wildfires, after Newsom criticized the president’s environmental policies during an interview with The New York Times. Trump blamed the Democratic governor for the state’s blazes, saying he had done a “terrible job of forest management.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HMAS Success to Get ‘Mid-Life Extension’?

first_img View post tag: extension Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy Department of Defence has confirmed that the navy’s ”ship of shame”, the HMAS Success, will need $200 million of Australian taxpayers’ money to stay at sea. This 26-year-old oil tanker, refueling and replenishment vessel will get a ”mid-life extension” because Defence has neither maintained her properly nor made provision for a replacement.When will HMAS Success reach the end of its life? The Navy stated that she will be operational until 2017-2018, but 2016 is the last year mentioned by an anonymous Defence source. According to canberratimes.com.au, her replacement was supposed to be commissioned in 2016. Now the Defence expects her replacement to enter into service not sooner than 2021-2022.The cost to extend the life of HMAS Success until her replacement arrives is expected to be more than paying her off and buying a new one.From the last time the ship was operational, in November 2010, $35.8 million was invested in its repairs.Of that, $17.8 million was spent in Singapore to make it compliant with International Maritime Organisation Standards and $13.8 million went on maintenance from June to November last year. The rest, $4.1 million, is now being spent on work to return the ship to operational readiness by July or August.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 11, 2012; View post tag: success View post tag: get HMAS Success to Get ‘Mid-Life Extension’?center_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Mid-Life Industry news View post tag: HMAS Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Success to Get ‘Mid-Life Extension’? April 11, 2012last_img read more

Countdown continues to All Ireland replay.

first_imgAnd O’ Shea admits that they each cause the other team to really raise their game citing the 2009 and 2010 All Ireland Finals as well as numerous League Finals. Tipperary manager Eamon O’ Shea says that the drawn All-Ireland Hurling Final was just the latest in a long line of classic battles with Kilkenny.Both counties will meet again at Croke Park on the 27th of September in the replay, after they couldn’t be separated in what’s been viewed by many as one of the greatest finals of all time.Both the Premier County and Brian Cody’s men have also fought it out in some great League Finals, among other games between the pair.last_img read more

Bolt has ‘touch like a trampoline’ – A-League striker

first_imgSydney, Australia | AFP | Former Ireland striker Andy Keogh blasted Usain Bolt as having “a touch like a trampoline” Friday as the coach of the Central Coast Mariners refused to say whether he believes the sprint star can make it as a footballer.Keogh, who plays for Perth Glory, said it would be a “kick in the teeth” to footballers if the eight-time Olympic champion earns a professional contract with Australia’s Mariners.The 32-year-old Jamaican, who retired from athletics last year, has been on trial with the A-League club since August but contract negotiations have stalled and he is no longer training.Sydney’s Daily Telegraph reported this week that Bolt’s representatives were initially seeking Aus$3 million (US$2.1 million) but the Mariners have offered closer to Aus$150,000.The Mariners have said it appears unlikely the Jamaican will sign unless a third-party agreement can be found to deliver him more money.Keogh, who used to play for Wolves and Cardiff, was blunt in his assessment of Bolt’s footballing prowess.He told Fox Sports the 100m world-record holder had a touch “like a trampoline” and that “he’s not going to be able to make it”.“It’s nice to have the attention on the A-League but him playing in the A-League, that’s not for me,” said Keogh, who made 30 appearances for his country. “He’s shown a bit (of potential) but it’s a little bit of a kick in the teeth to the professionals that are in the league.”He added that “if there’s someone who genuinely thinks he’d be a good football addition, I don’t think they should be in a position to make those calls”.Mariners boss Mike Mulvey was peppered with questions about Bolt at a press conference Friday, batting most of them away.“There’s no update. He’s not at training and I’m just concentrating on the lads I have here,” he said, insisting the Bolt saga was not a distraction.Pressed on whether Bolt had the ability to make it as a footballer, he replied: “I’ll say this one more time — my focus is on the game on Saturday and on the players contracted for the Central Coast Mariners and that is how it should be.”Bolt, who retired from athletics last year, has previously tried out with clubs in Germany, South Africa and Norway.He recently turned down a two-year, trial-free deal from cashed-up Maltese champions Valletta.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Monday roars that sound like Sunday when Woods arrives

first_imgLATEST STORIES Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the eighth hole during practice for the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, Monday, April 2, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)AUGUSTA, Ga. — The roar sounded like Sunday at Augusta National.This was Monday afternoon, and it was so sudden and thunderous that it reached the clubhouse. It was loud enough to startle spectators who wondered what they had missed. They had a pretty good idea who it was.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters He hasn’t won the Masters since 2005, so long ago that only 18 players from then are in the field this year, and 15 of them are Masters champions.“You hear guys talk about the early 2000s and that intimidation factor,” said Rickie Fowler, who made his major championship debut 10 years ago at Torrey Pines, where Woods won his 14th and last major. “The young guys in a way have heard about that. I think they’re getting to see some of that as far as his presence and him being out on the golf course and getting a glimpse of what he’s capable of. But I think we relish the opportunity to play against him and see him back to maybe close to where he was.”Monday is typically a lazy practice round at the Masters, which has only 87 players competing this year. Most players have been to Augusta National over the last few weeks to get acquainted with any subtle changes and recall sight lines. That’s the heavy work, followed by a light load in the practice rounds this week to conserve energy.So it was unusual to see so many people, so late in the afternoon, chasing after Woods.He is not a one-man show when it comes to slipping on the green jacket. Rose badly wants one, especially after missing a short par putt on the 17th hole and losing in a playoff last year. So does Jason Day, who still hasn’t watched the 2013 highlights when he lost a two-shot lead with three holes to play and saw Adam Scott become the first Australian to win the Masters.Rory McIlroy is going for the career Grand Slam. It’s a long list of contenders, typical of a sport that is getting deeper with talent each year.But when it comes to star power, collectively they don’t match the impact of Woods. That much was evident by the size of the galleries and the spike in the television ratings when he was on or near the leaderboard on Sunday during three Florida tournaments.“I think when it comes to Tiger and the Tigermania that comes with it, everyone wants to see him win and play the way he did before,” Day said. “Everyone is kind of champing at the bit for him to kind of get here and see how he’s moving and everything. I think everyone is kind of solely focused on Tiger and what he’s going to do here and seeing if he can get to No. 15. But that’s fine with us. That’s fine with me.”Day believes it can only help him, McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and many others not get caught up in the hoopla and go about trying to get into contention. And if Woods happens to be there on Sunday, then no worries. Or maybe fewer worries.“I think on my good day I’ve got a good chance of beating him. I honestly believe that,” Day said. “I think that there’s 10, 20 other guys out there that honestly believe they can beat Tiger as well at his good day. … But there’s going to be a buzz around Augusta this week with Tiger being on the grounds, and it’s going to be exciting to see.”center_img Tiger Woods is back at the Masters.Woods teed off with Justin Thomas and Fred Couples shortly before 3 p.m. when thousands of fans were making their way toward the exit. Thousands more crowded around the tee, lined the first fairway and followed him down the par-5 second hole. Some of them rushed over to the third hole to stake out a spot. Most of them surrounded the second green, and they were responsible for all the noise when Woods chipped in from behind the green.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAbout the only thing missing was a beam of light from the heavens.Any talk about this being one of the most anticipated Masters in years starts with one player. Woods is at Augusta National for the first time since 2015, at least with his golf clubs, and he showed during the Florida swing of the PGA Tour that he is more than capable of winning a fifth green jacket. Osaka, Gavrilova among seeds advancing at Volvo Car Open In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “When Tiger walked onto the range today, you can tell there’s an anticipation and an excitement from the crowd to watch him compete again,” Justin Rose said.Woods was at Augusta National last year only for the Champions Dinner, and it wasn’t much fun. If the pain in his lower back wasn’t enough, it was looking out at the course he loves and knowing that he wouldn’t be playing the major he calls a “players’ heaven” for the second straight year, and maybe never.Fusion surgery — his fourth on his lower back in four years — followed a few weeks later.And now it looks as though he never left.Woods still hasn’t won a tournament in the five PGA Tour events he has played this year, but he has shot par or better in his last 10 rounds. He was runner-up by one shot at the Valspar Championship. He was one shot out of the lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational until indecision sent his tee shot on the 16th hole out of bounds.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims View commentslast_img read more

Chrome Coming to webOS?

first_imgWe’re getting the first glimpses of today Google’s Google I/O developer conference and already some exciting news is leaking from within the walls of the conference center. According to Fortune’s Seth Weintraub, we should expect to see Chrome for Palm webOS in the very near future.Weintraub gave everyone a quick glimpse of the showroom floor this morning on YouTube and at the end of the video, he notes that Palm appears to be there at the Google Chrome booth. Chrome is currently only available for the PC, Mac and Linux and if we’re expecting it to come out for webOS and finally hit the mobile scene, then we can only imagine we’d be seeing a version released for Android, the operating system for Google’s own Nexus One as well. The iPhone and iPad version, however, we don’t think we’ll hold our breath waiting for. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … In the world of desktop browsers, Chrome has been steadily gaining on competitors Internet Explorer and Firefox in recent months. As it has gained more and more features and increased stability, it’s become a viable alternative to the old stand-bys. An introduction to the mobile realm could be an interesting development for the browser that’s seen as a lightweight and speedy alternative to it’s bulkier counterparts. Tags:#Google#mobile#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces mike melanson Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Slipping Back Into What You’ve Always Done

first_imgThe challenge you have when you decide to improve your results is not that there isn’t information available to you that would help your progress—and quickly. There is more than enough information, and everything you need to know is already known. If a lack of information was your obstacle, it would easily be overcome.The results you want are not out of reach because you don’t have time to achieve them. All you have is time. What you do with that time is a decision that you make. It doesn’t matter where you are now or where you want to go. You have the time to accomplish much, more than you believe possible.The distance between where you are now and the results that you want are also not likely the result of your inability to do what is necessary. It is almost an absolute certainty that you can do what you would need to do to have what you want. Even if you lacked the ability to achieve your goal in the same manner as someone else, your human creativity and resourcefulness would be enough to get you there some other way.What prevents you from having what you want is an unwillingness to do what is necessary to have it. That unwillingness often comes from the strong desire to seek comfort over discomfort. Even if you have the information, the time, and the ability, the pull of what is comfortable drags you right back to doing what you’ve always done. It’s familiar, it’s easy, and it requires little effort—and all without the lack of the discomfort that goes hand in hand with growth.What should make you uncomfortable is being comfortable. The real danger isn’t in failing, losing, or taking more time than you expected to produce the result you want. The real danger is slipping back into what is familiar, and in doing so, producing a result that is far less than you are capable of and living with the regret of not becoming the version of you that comes after this one.last_img read more

Vanguardia steps down, Alas appointed as new Phoenix coach

first_imgLouie Alas. PBA IMAGESPhoenix is off to a new path.Louie Alas has been installed as the new head coach for the Fuel Masters, days before the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Doesn’t matter how it’s done, Brownlee just wants to win title for Ginebra Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next LATEST STORIES Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment PLAY LIST 04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment01:28Panelo on Albayalde stepping down: He has had enough01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “The said coaches represent two of the brightest coaching minds in the game today and we feel fortunate that they will be leading the future of our team as well as other basketball related activities,” the statement continued. “The management is elated with these changes and are expecting a different Fuel Masters team in terms of attitude, passion, intensity and pride in each game they play in Asia’s oldest professional basketball league.”Alas and Robinson were a part of coach Alex Compton’s staff in Alaska.“I’m super excited to take on a head Coaching position again as it will be a big challenge. I’m likewise sad as I’m leaving Alaska, especially Coach Alex who has very supportive and a dear friend to me and my family,” said Alas of his new post.He will be the franchise’s third coach, following Koy Banal and Vanguardia.Alas last took the helm with Letran back in NCAA Season 88 in 2012, while Robinson is currently steering Lyceum this NCAA Season 93, with the Pirates already qualified in the Finals after their 18-0 eliminations sweep.ADVERTISEMENT Team governor Raymond Zorilla announced the news on Thursday after coach Ariel Vanguardia and lead deputy Justino Pinat resigned from their duties.“After evaluating the performance of the team this past season, Mssrs. Ariel Vanguardia and Justino Pinat have earlier stepped down from their coaching positions with the best interest of the team in mind,” the team said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutVanguardia amassed a 17-27 record with Phoenix since assuming the position prior to the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup. He led the team to three quarterfinals appearances in his tenure but failed to advance past that stage.In their lieu, coaches Alas and Topex Robinson have been signed to lead the Fuel Masters to a new beginning.last_img read more