Governor Signs Assemblymember Holden’s First Bill AB 72 – Water District Directors

first_img Water District Directors has been signed by Governor Brown. It is the first bill from freshman Assemblymember and Majority Whip Holden (D-Pasadena) to be signed into law and goes into effect January 1, 2014.“I appreciate Governor Brown’s support for this good government measure and applaud the overwhelming bi-partisan support for the bill shown by my colleagues in both the Assembly and the Senate,” Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bill to standardize the start date of newly elected Municipal stated Assemblymember Holden. “This bill will ensure water districts are able to move swiftly between terms and critical business is not delayed unnecessarily.”AB 72 is a good government measure designed to limit the lame-duck term for outgoing municipal water district directors and permit water districts to proceed to new business in a timelier manner. Government Governor Signs Assemblymember Holden’s First Bill AB 72 – Water District Directors From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 11:34 am More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Herbeauty9 Things You’ve Always Wanted To Know About RihannaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Swears He’s Ready For Another Relationship. Is He Really?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 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. Top of the News Subscribe Community News 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, Pasadenalast_img read more

IHOC : Darkangelo provides boost to SU’s special teams unit in freshman season

first_imgShiann Darkangelo knew she wanted to continue playing hockey in college. So after meeting Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan at the conclusion of a tournament last year, she was intrigued by the possibility of playing for the Orange.After visiting the campus, she quickly decided Syracuse was the right fit.‘The hockey is better on the East Coast, and I really liked the coaching staff and new facilities,’ said Darkangelo, who is from Michigan. ‘I thought it was a good choice.’Twelve games into her freshman season, Darkangelo has found her place in the Syracuse lineup. She has quickly picked up Flanagan’s system, becoming a fixture on both the power play and penalty kill units. The 5-foot-9 forward brings an aggressive attitude to the Orange offense, leading the team with 40 shots this season. Her teammates describe Darkangelo as an unselfish player who always looks to make the next pass on offense and is willing to sacrifice her body on defense.Darkangelo developed that versatile skill set while she starred on Detroit’s Little Caesar’s U-19 Team and participated in the Under-18 Ice Hockey World Championships.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFlanagan had been watching Darkangelo play for a few years, but he said he hadn’t made a connection with her. Then, Flanagan received a phone call from a friend whose daughter played with Darkangelo on Detroit’s Little Caesar’s. That connection led to Flanagan’s meeting with her after the tournament last season.They set up the campus visit, and her family came to Syracuse with her. The head coach landed Darkangelo, a player who had impressed over the years on the recruiting trail.‘She played on a high-profile team with Little Caesar’s, and it’s a team that you see play in a lot of different competitions,’ Flanagan said. ‘Her size, her skating skill, her puck skills, certainly attracted us.’That talent has earned her valuable minutes on the ice in her first season. She has recorded four assists so far, but she is still searching for her first career goal despite leading the team in shots.Rather than getting caught up in scoring, though, Darkangelo focuses on the small things, such as blocking shots to help get her game going. Flanagan said that she has been a little unlucky on her scoring attempts, but once she gets the first one, the rest will start to pour in. Darkangelo works hard at being a student of the game in an effort to become a better two-way forward. Behind the scenes, she puts in a lot of time watching game tape because she wants to improve as a player.‘After our 10 a.m. practice the other day, she came in and did video with my assistant coach for over an hour,’ Flanagan said.  ‘She just wants to learn.’That preparation is apparent in Darkangelo’s contributions to the penalty kill and power-play units on a team that has struggled in those areas. She takes pride in her play on defense, constantly practicing blocking shots.In playing the top of the box on the penalty kill, Darkangelo is responsible for blocking shots from the point and getting her stick in the passing lanes to protect the middle of the box. Against McGill on Nov. 4, her head was constantly on a swivel, as she twice broke up passes from the wing intended for the defender.The forward believes her work ethic and active play will only make her a better player as the season goes on.‘I know if I just keep working hard, everything else will come with it,’ Darkangelo said.That attitude has earned her respect from her teammates both on the ice and in the locker room. Caitlin Roach, a sophomore defender, used to play travel hockey against Darkangelo in Michigan. After previously being rivals, Roach knew all about her talent and understanding of the game.‘She brings a lot of strength and power on the ice against other players,’ Roach said. ‘She can see the ice well and move the puck to everybody.’Moving forward, Darkangelo is keeping the same unselfish attitude. If she keeps working hard, good things will come for her and the Orange.Said Darkangelo: ‘If I get better, I will help the team get better.’[email protected] Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on November 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Bryan: [email protected]last_img read more

Mathematics in determining majority

first_imgDear Editor,I wish to make a small contribution to the current debate about the mathematics involved in determining the majority in the National Assembly.The National Assembly is made up of 65 elected members and these can be given a mathematical description of being the Universal Set. We are dealing with Nominal data. Rudimentary understanding of the mathematical operations on sets, including the Universal Set, precludes using computational operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. A few mathematical operations defined for sets are union, intersection, subset and complement. The subset of the set of natural (Counting) numbers (1 – 65) can be used to describe each member of the National Assembly uniquely. Zero is not a counting number and therefore there is no member that can be labelled 0. To divide 65 by 2 is assuming that the Universal Set of 65 is on a ratio scale implying that the scale is continuous with an absolute zero and therefore you will have fractional persons. This is totally illogical and outside the realm of reality.From the Universal Set of 65 members, a number of subsets can be formed and the cardinality of each subset can be determined by counting. If two subsets are formed, the subset with the greater cardinality is deemed to be the subset with the majority. In the current case, one subset of 65 is 32 and the other subset is 33. Therefore the subset with 33 is the subset with the majority. The Union of all subsets must be equal to the Universal Set, ie 32 + 33 = 65. At no time will 65 be exceeded. The claim that 34 out of 65 is majority and not 33 totally incorrect since 32 + 34 = 66 and 66 is not the composition of the National Assembly. Who is the identifiable 66th member out of 65 in this case? What stupidity!Respectfully,Mohandatt Goolsarranlast_img read more

Yasser Mugerwa joins another Ethiopian side

first_imgMugerwa was once at Orlando Pirates (Agency Photo)Barely a day after departing Fassil Kenema, Uganda Cranes midfielder Yasser Mugerwa has signed for another Ethiopian club.Mugerea confirmed his departure from Fassil yesterday after terminating his two year year deal that had 5 months left on it.He sighted personal reasons for ending his contract although it will be had to sell after joining another club a few hours later.Mugerwa is now understood to have signed a one year dral at Shire FC.In the process, he has pocketed USD 20,000 as sign on fee.Shire FC is a new entrant in the Ethiopia Premier League, based in the Northern part of the country.Upon signing for Shire, Mugerwa express his delight to have completed the move.“I am happy to be at Shire Football Club, said Mugerwa.“Life is a journey of new challenges and I am ready to give my best at my new home.This is the third Ethiopian club that Mugerwa will be featuring for having earlier played at St George and lately Fassil Kenema.He joined Fassil Kenema in September 2017 on a two year deal having earlier played at St George Football Club whom he had signed for from South African club, Orlando Pirates.Ethiopia is also home to three other Ugandan footballers. Goalkeepers Robert Odongkara and Isma Watenga ply their professional trade at Adama City and Ethiopia Coffee respectively.Midfielder Chrizestom Ntambi is also teammate with Watenga at Ethiopia Coffee.Comments Tags: Fassil KenametopYasser Mugerwalast_img read more

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Gilas nearly pays price for playing ‘bad game’ vs Thais

first_imgRay Parks of the Philippines soars for an easy layup during their match against Thailand in the men’s basketball competition of the 29th Southeast Games late Sunday at the MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. The Filipinos won, 81-74. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOKUALA LUMPUR — It was a close call for Gilas Pilipinas as it barely escaped hard-fighting Thailand late Sunday night.Even the big Filipino crowd was shellshocked as the Thais made the Filipinos work doubly hard for the victory in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games basketball opener.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Filipino basketball officials said there is little chance Belo will be allowed to play at all, although he showed up in plain clothes and sat on the Philippine bench.RELATED VIDEORavena on scare vs Thais: ‘We didn’t expect we would play that bad’6.1K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 The nailbiter, according to Gilas cadets coach Jong Uichico, “was a bad game for us.”The Philippines, still brimming with talent despite being a watered down version of the Fiba Asia Gilas squad simultaneously playing in Lebanon, made just 6-of-30 three-point shot attempts, and gave away 19 offensive rebounds which the Thais gamely took advantage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIn the most trying times — the final four minutes of the match that saw a capacity crowd at MABA Stadium — Uichico was telling his team “make some adjustments, try not to give second chance points and make the basket.”He cited first-game jitters for the weak stand against a team that the Philippines would normally bury in double-digit leads from the opening buzzer to the end. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR The absence of Mac Belo and that Christian Standhardinger, who just arrived from Beirut, Lebanon after playing in the Fiba Asia Cup, wasn’t able to practice with the team also didn’t help the Cadets.“And for one, Mac Belo wasn’t able to play,” added Uichico. “And here comes the guy (Standhardinger) who came from Lebanon, never practiced with the team.”He lauded the Fil-German naturalized player for scoring 15 points and providing a power in the paint.“But the guy came from Fiba Asia and he’s playing 20 minutes and we have Belo practicing with the team for last nine days and all of the sudden he can’t play,” said Uichico. “That just mixed up my rotation.”Belo wasn’t included in the initial lineup due to an injury, but when he was given the green light to play, SEAG organizers refused to allow him, demanding proof that he indeed got injured.ADVERTISEMENT No break for Huelgas, Mangrobang with their eyes set on Tokyo 2020last_img read more

Ryan Fitzpatrick Is Only As Good As Brandon Marshall And Eric Decker

1New York Jets4,1702,52960.6% 10Cleveland Browns4,1562,00948.3 24New Orleans Saints5,2052,12240.8 28New England Patriots4,8121,86838.8 2Denver Broncos4,2162,43957.9 3Kansas City Chiefs3,4931,96356.2 29Minnesota Vikings3,2461,21537.4 5Jacksonville Jaguars4,4282,43154.9 22Dallas Cowboys3,6781,55342.2 11Oakland Raiders4,1291,99248.2 17Buffalo Bills3,6001,59944.4 Marshall and Decker were also touchdown machines. In nine of the Jets’ 16 games last season, both Marshall and Decker reached the end zone: That made them the first pair of wide-receiver teammates to each score in nine games (and only the second pair of teammates, period, joining former Cowboys Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin). Incredibly, Marshall and Decker by themselves caught 25 of Fitzpatrick’s 31 total touchdown throws, or 81 percent.Thought of another way, Marshall and Decker saw 305 targets last year, with all other Jets players combining for nearly an equal number: 297. Yet Marshall/Decker combined for 2,529 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns, and all other Jets combined for 1,641 receiving yards and just seven receiving touchdowns. Marshall and Decker together averaged 8.3 yards per target; all other Jets averaged only 5.5 yards per target.That difference of 2.8 yards per target between the Jets’ top two receivers and the rest of the team ranked third-largest in the NFL, behind two other teams that had star receivers doing most of the heavy lifting: Jacksonville (with Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, at +3.7) and the New York Giants (thanks mostly to Odell Beckham Jr., at +2.9). Marshall/Decker’s rate of 11.7 targets for every touchdown also ranked fourth-best among top receiving pairings,2Behind the top duos of Seattle (9.0), Jacksonville (10.7) and New England (11.6). but the rest of the Jets were targeted 42.4 times for every touchdown pass, the fourth-worst rate in the league for receiving groups outside a team’s top two targets.3That ranked ahead of only Cleveland (56.8), Minnesota (57.2) and San Francisco (44.0). In other words, Fitzpatrick was putting up great numbers only when throwing to Marshall and Decker — not anyone else. It’s fair to say, then, that no passing game in 2015 was as reliant on its top two receivers as the Jets’ was.Granted, the Jets’ other targets weren’t very good,4Bilal Powell, Quincy Enunwa, Chris Ivory and Kenbrell Thompkins were the only other Jets with at least 30 targets. so you would expect a large chasm in production between Marshall/Decker and the rest of the team. But that makes it more difficult to determine how much of Fitzpatrick’s numbers were the product of his own play, and how much was due to his top two targets. And that’s probably what caused such a disconnect between the Jets and Fitzpatrick’s camp during negotiations.Ultimately, Fitzpatrick signed a reasonable one-year contract, so we may be revisiting the same scenario next offseason, with the Jets having to ascertain their QB’s true worth once more. 31Chicago Bears3,8431,27133.1 32San Diego Chargers4,8551,48030.5 12Carolina Panthers3,8731,84347.6 13Indianapolis Colts3,9281,85747.3 8Cincinnati Bengals4,1042,11351.5 League average 23Tennessee Titans3,8931,63742.0 16Green Bay Packers3,8251,71944.9 7Houston Texans4,0792,17953.4 19Seattle Seahawks4,0611,75443.2 6Pittsburgh Steelers4,8222,59953.9 21Philadelphia Eagles4,3411,85042.6 14Arizona Cardinals4,7752,21846.5 15Detroit Lions4,4632,02745.4 Which teams got the most out of their top two receivers in 2015? Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com YARDS BY TOP 2 RECEIVERS 27St. Louis Rams2,9311,16239.6 9New York Giants4,5042,24749.9 25Washington Redskins4,2941,72940.3 30Baltimore Ravens4,4491,61436.3 The Gang Green contract dispute is over: Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has re-signed with the New York Jets, on a one-year, $12 million contract with up to $3 million in additional incentives. Casual fans may wonder why it took so long for Fitzpatrick to re-sign — for months, it was clear that Fitzpatrick had no other suitors and the Jets had no exciting alternative. And, after all, Fitzpatrick was coming off of a strong statistical season. He threw for 3,905 yards last year — the highest single-season total by a Jets quarterback since Joe Namath in 1967 — and 31 passing touchdowns, a franchise record.Perhaps most importantly, Fitzpatrick’s statistical output was far ahead of what Jets fans have come to expect from the position. Fitzpatrick averaged 6.46 adjusted net yards per attempt (ANY/A) last season, more than a yard better than any of the Jets’ starting quarterbacks over the previous decade. The chart below shows New York’s main QB each season from 2005 through 2015 and his average ANY/A. Fitzpatrick’s 2015 sticks out in a very good way:On the heels of six Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith seasons, Fitzpatrick’s competent play represented a vast improvement. But Fitzpatrick’s numbers really only look great relative to the poor passers of Jets history and thanks to the rising tide that is lifting passing numbers leaguewide.Before Fitzpatrick, the Jets hadn’t experienced above-average quarterbacking since 2006, and Jets passers had been far below average in each of the four seasons leading into 2015. Against that backdrop, Fitzpatrick’s ever-so-slightly-above-average numbers painted the picture of a bearded savior. But although Fitzpatrick deserves credit for the strong season (along with, perhaps, offensive coordinator Chan Gailey), his top two receivers were just as responsible for the big year.The Jets signed Eric Decker before the 2014 season, and he had a productive year, but he couldn’t save New York’s passing attack by himself. After New York traded for Brandon Marshall in 2015, though, the duo quickly turned into one of the best one-two receiving punches in the NFL. Together, Marshall and Decker combined for 2,529 receiving yards, second-most in the NFL behind Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant. Perhaps more importantly, Marshall and Decker also combined for 60.6 percent of all Jets receiving yards, easily the highest rate in the league for any pair of receivers:1Defining a team’s top receiving duo as its two leading players in receiving yards. 20Miami Dolphins4,2311,81943.0 RANKTEAMTOTAL RECEIVING YARDSTOTALPERCENTAGE 4Atlanta Falcons4,6022,52854.9 45.7 26San Francisco 49ers3,6461,45239.8 18Tampa Bay Buccaneers4,0421,76743.7 read more

San Diego teens haunted house raises money for cancer research

first_imgSan Diego teen’s haunted house raises money for cancer research KUSI Newsroom October 29, 2018 Posted: October 29, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, San Diego teenager Cameron Brit built a haunted house to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Cameron lost his grandmother to cancer last year, he says she was the biggest supporter of his haunted house. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img

Tobacco plants can help treat diabetes

first_imgTobacco plants can be used as ‘green bioreactors’ to produce a potentially powerful therapeutic that could treat a number of disorders like diabetes, stroke, dementia and arthritis, scientists say. The plants are being used to produce large quantities of a human protein called Interleukin 37, or IL-37. The protein is naturally produced in the human kidney in very small quantities and has powerful anti-inflammatory and immune-suppressing properties, providing potential for treating a number of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders like type 2 diabetes, stroke, dementia and arthritis. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”This protein is a master regulator of inflammation in the body, and has been shown in pre-clinical models to be effective in treating a whole host of diseases,” said Tony Jevnikar, a professor at Western University in Canada. “The human kidney produces IL-37, but not nearly enough to get us out of an inflammation injury,” said Jevnikar. While showing promise in animal models, The research is the first of its kind to demonstrate that this functional human protein can be produced in plant cells. Researchers are investigating the effect that IL-37 has for preventing organ injury during transplantation. When an organ is removed for transplantation and then transferred to a recipient, inflammation occurs when the blood flow is restored to the organ.last_img read more