June 12

Rep. Chu Calls on Trump to Reverse Course on Extreme Vetting of Refugees and Muslims

first_img Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Today, President Trump issued an executive order to temporarily restrict travel to the U.S. from a number of Muslim-majority countries. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), who hosted an interfaith solidarity event at a mosque in her district on Thursday, released the following statement:This policy is blatant xenophobia parading as national security. Numerous studies have shown that refugees and immigrants commit fewer crimes than native-born citizens. Yet Mr. Trump continues to rely on the false justification that the U.S. cannot risk admitting refugees, when the reality is that the U.S. already has one of the strictest refugee vetting policies in the world. The refugees seeking asylum here are overwhelmingly children and parents who do not pose a threat to our country, but simply want a chance to live in peace, away from the horrors of war and refugee camps. For them, this policy is a death sentence.“Worse, by focusing on Muslim countries, Mr. Trump is perpetuating the hostility towards Muslims that has led to a marked rise in hate crimes in the U.S. Now that he is President, Mr. Trump must focus on unity. Any immigration plans that further isolate Muslims as a whole will not make us safer, but rather will put entire communities at risk, and embolden our enemies. Sadly, we have seen these callous policies before when we closed our borders to Jews fleeing Germany during World War II. Those were the wrong choices then, and they are the wrong choices now. I urge him to end this wrongheaded policy of prejudice, fear, and division.” Community News 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. Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuffcenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Government Rep. Chu Calls on Trump to Reverse Course on Extreme Vetting of Refugees and Muslims Published on Friday, January 27, 2017 | 3:33 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment 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 Showtimeslast_img read more

June 2

Concert to benefit Camp Fire West Texas

first_img WhatsApp Concert to benefit Camp Fire West Texas Camp Fire West TexasCamp Fire West Texas Council has scheduled a concert featuring musical group and Grammy award nominees Trout Fishing in America at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Yucca Theatre, 208 N. Colorado St., Midland.Tickets are $5 and are available at N-Tune or at the Camp Fire office, 3500 N. A St., Suite 1200, Midland. Proceeds will go to benefit Camp Fire West Texas Council programs in Midland and Odessa.For tickets or more information, call the Camp Fire office at 432-570-4144. Local News Pinterest By admin – February 10, 2018 WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Twitter Facebook Camp Fire West Texas logo Facebook Pinterest Previous articleGospel singer to performNext articleLong-held JP seat contested adminlast_img read more

May 18

Less than half of the COVID-19 vaccines sent to this state have been administered

first_imgOleksii Liskonih/iStockBy ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — Alabama continues to struggle with its vaccine rollout, with less than half of the COVID-19 vaccines delivered to the state making it into arms, according to health officials.While there’s a discrepancy between the vaccine data the state health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reporting, both datasets depict a sluggish rollout, with far more doses distributed than administered.According to the state health department, Alabama has received 772,275 vaccine doses and administered 323,875. The CDC reported that 655,275 doses have been delivered and 278,993 of them administered.That translates to just 5,690 doses given for every 100,000 people, according to the CDC data, and puts Alabama last in the nation for vaccine distribution. As a point of comparison, West Virginia, which has among the best COVID-19 vaccination rate per capita in the country, has vaccinated 12,533 out of every 100,000 residents as of Jan. 29, according to the CDC.“We talk to the CDC every day and I stress that even though we might have a difference on data, we are still working together,” Dr. Karen Landers, assistant state health officer for the Alabama Department of Public Health, told ABC Birmingham affiliate WBMA. According to Landers, the state dashboard updates quicker than the CDC’s website.Landers said that part of Alabama’s problem is that certain medical facilities ordered too many vaccines, a misallocation that means roughly 4,000 doses need to be moved to facilities in need of that supply. Another issue is that Alabama’s public health infrastructure is notably sparse, experts say. One county in the state has neither a hospital, nor a health department. Then there’s lingering distrust of the medical community linked to the infamous Tuskegee experiment, where doctors denied Black patients treatment for syphilis as part of a medical study in Tuskegee, Alabama.“That still haunts us today,” Benard Simelton, president of the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP told the Washington Post late last year.Like many governors around the country, Gov. Kay Ivey said Alabama needs more vaccine supply to improve its rollout.“We have all been frustrated that the supply of vaccine coming from the federal government hasn’t kept up with the demand,” Ivey said in a statement Friday. “To be blunt, we simply haven’t gotten the vaccine that we’ve been promised, and this has created a major backlog of aggravation.”Dr. Scott Harris, state health officer, responded to criticism from Alabama residents last week about the pace of the rollout. Many of the vaccines that haven’t been administered are reserved for people waiting for their second dose, he explained during a Jan. 21 press conference.“I think we can also do things faster,” he said. “People certainly have a right to expect that we can do things faster.”ABC News’ Meredith Deliso contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 8

Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban fined for leaking information during league meeting

first_img Written by July 16, 2019 /Sports News – National Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban fined for leaking information during league meeting FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — The NBA has fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for leaking information from a Board of Governor’s meeting to the media.Sources tell ESPN that Cuban shared information about a vote to allow coaches’ challenges for the upcoming NBA season. Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive reportedly expressed concern about that information being leaked while the meeting was still in session.ESPN says Cuban immediately admittedly to leaking the information.Cuban told ESPN that he appreciates “the irony of your reporting on a fine that someone should — but won’t — get fined for leaking to you.”According to ESPN, it is against league rules to discuss Board of Governors business with outsiders, which is why Cuban was fined. ESPN reports the fine was for $50,000.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

May 4

Ninth Mission Stop of CP15 Wraps Up

first_img View post tag: Continuing Promise 2015 View post tag: Navy Ninth Mission Stop of CP15 Wraps Up View post tag: americas Rounding out the ninth mission stop of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15), the CP-15 team of joint military, partner nation and non-governmental organization (NGO) personnel assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) completed medical, veterinary and engineering operations on Aug. 22.To mark the end of the mission stop, the Minister of Defense hosted a closing ceremony at 27 de Febrero Naval Base and the CP-15 team wrapped up medical operations at the two medical sites, Parque del Este and Hermandad de los Pensionados, where they cared for more than 10,000 patients over the course of 10 days.The CP-15 surgical team, in conjunction with NGO medical professionals, performed 109 surgeries aboard Comfort.Continuing Promise 2015 will continue to the final two mission stops in Honduras and Haiti as the CP-15 team nears the final month of the mission’s six month deployment. All in all, nine mission stops have been completed, with more than 93,000 patients seen and over 1,000 surgeries conducted in Belize, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador, Colombia, Dominica and the Dominican Republic.[mappress mapid=”16799″]Image: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Ninth Mission Stop of CP15 Wraps Up View post tag: News by topic Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: Mission Stop September 1, 2015 Authorities View post tag: CP15 View post tag: Ninth View post tag: Navallast_img read more

March 2

Twiddle Debuts Cover Of A Song From Nickelodeon Show ‘Doug’ – Listen

first_imgPlumpty Dumpty tour is rolling on strong! Twiddle fans found themselves rocking out at New Mountain AVL in Asheville, NC last night, playing tunes from their new PLUMP album and more for an enthusiastic gathering. The show was packed with a number of highlights, including a guest appearance by local rapper Swank Rogers, who the band met earlier in the day. They also dedicated the first song of their encore, “Zazu’s Flight,” to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.However, the grand finale of the show made our headline for good reason. The group debuted a cover of a song that first appeared in an episode of Doug, a cartoon that ran from 1991-1994 on Nickelodeon. In the show, Doug was a major fan of a fictional band called The Beets, and one of the band’s songs was a tune called “I Need More Allowance.” Twiddle’s debut of “Allowance” caused quite the fan reaction!Thanks to taper Marty Loving we have full audio of the show! Listen in below:For Twiddle funk fans, make sure to catch the group when they make their Capitol Theatre debut on May 7th, with support from TAUK. The throwdown is sure to be an exceptional performance, and more information can be found here. Scope the setlist from last night below:Setlist: Twiddle at New Mountain AVL, Asheville, NC – 3/30/16One Set: Polluted Beauty, Wildfire, Subconscious Prelude, Beehop[1], Gatsby The Great -> Big Country -> Gatsby The Great, Collective PulseEncore: Zazu’s Flight[2], I Need More Allowance[3]Show Notes: This show was played as a part of the “Plumptydumpty” Tour. Ryan sported a wig he had bought earlier in the day for the entire show.[1] “Beehop” featured rapper Swank Rogers whom the band met earlier in the day.[2] “Zazu’s Flight” was dedicated to presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. [3] “I Need More Allowance” (The Beets) was a debut.[Setlist via uTwiddle.net]last_img read more

March 2

Vampire Weekend Announces New York State Run, All-Day Album Release Party In NYC

first_imgVampire Weekend has an extensive North American tour scheduled for this summer in support of their forthcoming studio album, Father of the Bride. The lengthy concert run will see the popular rock band trek from coast-to-coast starting in early summer and continuing into the fall months. However, fans in New York won’t have to wait until June to see what the band’s been up to.In celebration of Father of the Bride–due out May 3rd, making the band’s first new album since 2013–Vampire Weekend has announced a trio of shows surrounding the release.On April 30th, Ezra Koenig and co. will perform at Asbury Hall in Buffalo, NY before heading to Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston on May 2nd. The run will culminate with an official album release party at the recently re-opened Webster Hall in New York City on May 5th. For the celebration, Vampire Weekend will perform three sets, including a complete run-through of the new album. A bagel breakfast and pizza lunch are also included with tickets for the show, which starts at 11 a.m. and will run all day.Tickets for Buffalo will go on sale this Friday, April 12th at 10 a.m. here, with Kingston tickets going on sale at 11 a.m. here. For a chance to purchase tickets to the Webster Hall affair, click here.last_img read more

March 1

Three win Alpha Iota Prize for Excellence in Teaching

first_imgThe PBK Literary Exercises focus on a poet and a speaker every year. But they also provide an occasion for naming honorary members and for awarding the Alpha Iota Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Those prizes go to three — sometimes two — members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Only PBK undergraduate members are allowed to nominate the candidates.Honorary memberships in Harvard’s Alpha Iota of Massachusetts chapter, chartered in 1781, typically go to graduates of Harvard and Radcliffe classes 50 years earlier and to faculty members who have recently retired, or are close to retirement.Recipients of the honorary memberships: His Excellency the Right Hononorable David Johnston ’63, Governor General of Canada, who was a two-time All-American hockey player at Harvard; concert pianist, period instrumentalist, and musicologist Steven Lubin ’63, who studied philosophy as an undergraduate; Columbia University Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Frederica Perera ’63, a pioneer in molecular epidemiology; Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow and economist Robert Reischauer ’63, who had a long career in public service; Princeton University econometrician Christopher Sims ’63, who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in economics; and onetime philosophy concentrator Gurcharan Das ’63, who became a public intellectual in his native India after a 30-year corporate career with Procter & Gamble.The Harvard professors receiving honorary memberships were scholar of Portuguese poetry Joaquim-Francisco Coelho, the Nancy Clark Smith Professor of the Language and Literature of Portugal and Professor of Comparative Literature; international relations scholar Stanley Hoffmann, the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor; and computer scientist and encryption expert Michael Rabin, the Thomas J. Watson Sr. Research Professor of Computer Science.The teaching prize recipients: Jacob Barandes (physics) was cited for making the difficult understandable — by explaining, for instance, the physics of beer. Stephen Blyth (statistics), one student wrote, offered “a seamless blend of theory and application,” in part through his course on Wall Street risk and uncertainty, which included a simulated portfolio. Innovative teacher Amanda Claybaugh (English), another student offered, “helps her students read, write, and think in new ways.” She once assigned book reviews instead of papers.last_img read more

October 19

US puts convicted killer to death in 6th federal execution under Trump

first_imgTopics : It marked the sixth death sentence the US government has carried out during the past three months, more than the total number of federal executions carried out under all of President Donald Trump’s White House predecessors combined going back to 1963.Another execution was planned for Thursday, when Christopher Vialva, a convicted murderer, is set to become the first Black man to face the federal death penalty under Trump, who has long been an outspoken advocate for capital punishment.The Trump administration ended an informal 17-year-hiatus in federal executions in July, after announcing last year that the Bureau of Prisons was switching to a new single-drug protocol for lethal injections, from a three-drug combination it last used in 2003.The new protocol revived long-running legal challenges to lethal injections. Last month, US District Judge Tanya Chutkan in Washington, D.C., sided with condemned inmates in ruling that the Justice Department was violating the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act in not seeking a doctor’s prescription to administer the highly regulated barbiturate. The US government put convicted rapist and murderer William LeCroy to death by lethal injection on Tuesday, the sixth federal execution this summer after a lengthy hiatus in capital punishment at the national level.LeCroy, 50, was pronounced dead at 9:06 p.m. EDT after officials with the US Bureau of Prisons administered him a fatal dose of the barbiturate pentobarbital at the bureau’s execution chamber in Terre Haute, Indiana, an agency spokeswoman said.The execution came shortly after the US Supreme Court denied an 11th-hour petition seeking a stay until LeCroy’s principal lawyer, who suffers from a chronic health condition, could travel safely to Terre Haute without fear of contracting COVID-19.center_img But a three-judge panel of the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the violation did not in itself amount to “irreparable harm” and allowed federal executions to proceed.Chutkan previously issued multiple orders halting planned executions while litigation continued. Each of those was overturned by either the Circuit Court or the US Supreme Court, whose conservative majority said that legal challenges to pentobarbital injections, also used by several state governments to execute prisoners, were unlikely to prevail.LeCroy was convicted and sentenced to death in Georgia in 2004 for the carjacking, rape and murder of Joann Tiesler, a 30-year-old nurse, after breaking into her home. He was caught two days later in Tiesler’s vehicle at the US-Canadian border with notes scribbled on the back of a torn map, according to prosecutors.”Please, please, please forgive me Joanne,” read one note by LeCroy, who misspelled the victim’s name. “You were an angel and I killed you. Now I have to live with that and I can never go home. I am a vagabond and doomed to hell.”last_img read more

October 18

Ray Parlour urges Arsenal to hijack West Ham’s transfer move for John Stones

first_imgRay Parlour urges Arsenal to hijack West Ham’s transfer move for John Stones FA Cup final: Arsenal preview press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 21:18FullscreenFA Cup final: Arsenal preview press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/fa-cup-final-arsenal-preview-press-conference-2220808/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Reports of a deal between City and Bournemouth for Nathan Ake have cast further doubt over Stones’ future and West Ham have been keeping close tabs on the situation. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTParlour believes Stones would be an ‘absolutely brilliant deal’ for the Hammers but has encouraged Arsenal to compete with their London rivals for the England international.‘That would be a great deal for West Ham if they can get him for £20m, especially when you look at Ake who is going to City for £40m,’ the ex-Arsenal midfielder said on talkSPORT.‘Arsenal are desperate for a centre-half… why don’t you take your chance and try and go in and bid for Stones?He’s had a bad time in recent years and he hasn’t really gone to where they thought he might go to. Advertisement John Stones faces an uncertain future with Nathan Ake set to arrive at Manchester City (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has urged his former club to take a punt on Manchester City misfit John Stones this summer. Stones arrived at City just six months after Pep Guardiola’s appointment back in 2016 but the 26-year-old has badly struggled to live up to his £47.5million price tag and dropped down the pecking order at the Etihad. The out-of-favour defender made just 12 starts across City’s Premier League campaign, with Guardiola preferring to field Eric Garcia and Fernandinho at centre-back, and there’s increasing speculation he could be set for the exit door over the coming weeks. Parlour has urged the Gunners to take a punt on the City defender (Picture: Getty)‘But you don’t become a bad defender overnight, he just needs that bit of coaching.‘And that’s where it could be key with Arsenal because obviously Arteta has worked with him over the last few years at Man City.‘But if West Ham could get him for that price it would be a great deal, an absolutely brilliant deal.’Would John Stones be a good signing for Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Mikel Arteta hails Frank Lampard ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup final clash with ChelseaMORE: Charlie Nicholas makes FA Cup final prediction and identifies ‘big problem’ for Arsenal against Chelseacenter_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 Jul 2020 12:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link325Shares Comment Advertisementlast_img read more