Public Safety Protect Yourself from Brush Fire Damage By ANGELA MORGAN Published on Friday, October 2, 2015 | 1:12 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box.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. More Cool Stuff Community News In the Greater Los Angeles area, including Pasadena and Altadena, brush fires are a serious nuisance you have to consider. Even if you are within driving distance of neighbors, your home may be too “remote” for traditional insurance.Bill Stewart, of Stewart Insurance Company, helps people with this issue in his nearby community of La Cañada, which is full of high-risk homes. He explains that it can be difficult to get insurance in brush fire zones or other areas. Stewart says that homeowners now have limited options because many companies re getting out of the ire insurance business.So how do homeowners find companies that cover fire? “Not everybody will do it. For example, State Farm and Allstate, Farmers may not do it in the same area but we have markets that we go to that will write the homeowner insurance in those areas”, Stewart said.Unfortunately, the big insurance companies know where there is likely to be a flood and hurricane and can plan accordingly. “That’s why they’re under no obligation to offer coverage on certain areas. So they get to choose what and where they want to insure”, Stewart said. This may leave you wondering what you need to do next and it’s helpful to have a trusted insurance agent to help you muddle through this slew of requirements. Stewart is qualified and willing to help you sort through these issues.Luckily there are other options out there. Although you will still need a supplement, homeowners can choose a California FAIR plan. “Part of that is because your…..home is situated in an area like high brush risk, high fire risk. So it’s being rated…..in accordance with the risk in the area.”“There’s certainly a risk factor where an insurance company either chooses to insure, not insure or adjust the rates accordingly. So we have an advantage in that Farmers Insurance will do what’s called a Wrap Around Policy or a supplemental policy to the FAIR plan policy,” Stewart explained.Homeowners insurance is not the only policy you need, review your automobile, life and homeowners insurance with trusted agents and reevaluate your coverage needs after major life changes. Talk to someone you trust at Stewart Insurance Company.Stewart Insurance Company is located at 1030 Foothill Blvd. Suite 204 La Cañada Flintridge. Call (818) 790-3700 or visit www.billstewartins.com. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty
This week’s news in briefSecond class cuts Consignia is to shed a further 17,000 jobs after announcing yearly losses ofmore than £1bn. The troubled firm, currently losing £1.2m a day, is to slash30,000 jobs over the next three years to try and return the company toprofitability. Most are due to plans to scrap the second post. www.consignia.comTUC’s stress law call The TUC is calling on the European Parliament to introduce new laws onstress and RSI in the workplace. It wants to see a set of Europe-wide targetsfor the reduction of workplace injuries, illnesses and sickness absence. Unionofficials are also scathing about the 80 per cent reduction in specialist staffat the EU that has left just 24 people running the health and safety system forthe whole of Europe. www.tuc.org.ukHeads do not know Headteachers often don’t realise how much they are spending on recruitingteachers, research reveals. A survey by Select Education Permanent finds morethan 40 per cent had placed three or more adverts for the last teaching jobthey tried to fill, with one-fifth spending more than £500 per advert. However,45 per cent of respondents did not know how much the whole process cost. www.selecteducation.co.ukCar cash alternative More than half of all companies now offer eligible employees the choicebetween a company car or cash allowance, according to research. A survey of 700companies by consultants Watson Wyatt shows that 57 per cent of firms now offera cash alternative to a company car, compared to 46 per cent in 2000 and 38 percent in ’98. www.watsonwyatt.comSector skill initiative The Sector Skills Development Agency has launched a new campaign toencourage employers to become involved in the Sector Skills Councils. TheGovernment agency is hoping to raise awareness of SSCs among HR, training andbusiness leaders through the six-week advertising blitz. www.ssda.org.uk Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article … in briefOn 18 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today
National Review Online 10 May 2012This spring the journal Economic Inquiry published a study by Joseph Sabia and Daniel Reese which found very solid evidence that pro-life parental involvement laws reduce the suicide rate for teen females. This peer-reviewed study is both methodologically rigorous and well done. Analyzing state-level suicide data from 1987 to 2003 and holding constant both state-level trends and a range of economic and demographic factors, it finds that parental involvement laws reduce the suicide rate for teen females anywhere from 11 to 21 percent. The authors argue that this is because parental involvement laws reduce the incidence of stressful life events. These include unprotected sexual intercourse, STDs, pregnancies, and abortions.The authors utilize an impressive range of statistical tests to document their findings. For instance, the regression results indicate that parental involvement laws have only a marginal impact on the suicide rate of older females who would not be directly affected by the law. Also, parental involvement laws have little impact on the suicide rate for teen males. However, this is consistent with the hypothesis that unprotected sex imposes a greater psychological burden on female adolescents than on their male counterparts. Finally, parental involvement laws have less of an effect on teen female suicide rates — if adjacent states are not enforcing parental involvement laws.Overall, this study contributes to a growing body of peer-reviewed research which documents the positive public-health impact of pro-life parental-involvement laws. There exist at least 16 peer-reviewed studies which find that parental involvement laws result in statistically significant reductions in the in-state abortion rate for minors. Obviously some minors circumvent these laws by obtaining abortions in states without such laws. However, every study that tracks both in-state and out-of-state abortions finds that the in-state decline significantly exceeds the out-of-state increase.Additionally, a 2003 study in the Journal of Health Economics by Phillip Levine found that parental-involvement laws reduce the pregnancy rate of 15- to 17-year-olds by 4 to 9 percent. A 2008 study in the Journal of Law Economics and Organization by Jonathan Klick and Thomas Stratmann shows that parental involvement laws reduce gonorrhea rates anywhere from 12 to 20 percent for females under 20. Pro-choice opponents of parental-involvement laws frequently argue that they will lead to a higher incidence of child abuse. However, there is no comparable body of peer-reviewed evidence demonstrating the negative public-health impact of these laws.http://nationalreview.com/corner/299637/pro-life-parental-involvement-laws-reduce-teen-suicide-rates-michael-j-new
LocalNews Landslide in Antrizile claims the life of Linus Sully by: – May 17, 2011 Photo credit: ckcbirds.co.ukPolice Public Relations Officer, Inspector Claude Weekes has confirmed the death of forty eight year old Linus Sully, a resident of the Antrizle community in the Kalinago Territory.It is reported that Mr. Sully, Gilbert Laville and another gentleman were walking under a cliff heading to fish at the time of this tragic and unfortunate incident.“Police are investigating the death of Linus Sully of Atkinson which took place on Monday 16th May, 2011 somewhere about 3:45pm. He along with others were heading to the bayside at Antrizle to do rock fishing when rocks and boulders came crashing on them, thats the deceased Linus Sully and his son Gilbert Laville. Laville sustained multiple injuries of the head and other parts of the body they were taken to the Marigot Hospital where the body of Linus Sully was pronounced dead by the doctor. Meanwhile Laville was referred to the Princess Margaret Hospital for further medical attention. A Coroner’s Inquest will be convened soon to be followed by a Post Mortem.”Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share 18 Views no discussions Share
I am sure that only a few people were glued to the TV earlier this month when the NFL draft was being broadcast by ESPN. My idea of this draft is that it is just another way to make money for the networks. If you are a true NFL fan, you pay attention to this; but to someone like me, it is a boring waste of time. If it weren’t for TV, you wouldn’t need 3 days to complete the process.A lot of the coaches in the league are not happy that because of the TV coverage the draft is continually being put later in the spring. I suppose this is because that gets them a better audience. Next year, I understand, they plan to do the draft at the end of May or in early June. Since the football camps begin in July, this would only give each NFL team about a month to orient these newcomers to the terminology needed for participation in full drills.I am probably in the minority on this, but I have better things to do than watch the NFL commissioner hug big, burly football players.
Nasarawa Amazons who lost woefully in their first outing in the ongoing Zenith Bank Women basketball league going on at the Abuja National Stadium yesterday recorded the first victory with nail biting 55-51 victory over AHIP Queens from Kaduna.The AHIP girls were almost coasting home to win victory when the Amazons turned the game around and won the game with only two minutes left of play. Earlier in the day, Zamfara Babes who also lost their first game also tasted victory with a 47- 16 victory over Coal City girls from Enugu before the rampaging Inspector General of Police Queens demolished weeping team of the competition Oluyole Babes with a awesome 61-13 points victory.The league continues today with Plateau Rocks taking on Taraba Hurricanes, Delta Force playing Zamfara Babes, Ekiti Angels facing Oluyole Babes, AHIP Queens confronting power house and defending champion, First Bank, Sunshine Angels daring youthful Dolphins side and Benue Princess testing the strength of Nigeria Customs Babes.Speaking on today’s clash, First Bank Coach, Peter Favour Ahmedu said he was already looking beyond the first phase and focusing on the next phase.“I have seen the strength and weaknesses of all the teams in the competition and are now looking forward to the second phase,” he said.We will fine tune our strategy for the second phase and will not use the same tactics we used in the first phase,” he added.Ahmedu said he did not see any team in the first phase posing any threat to their ambition of retaining the title this year.The organiser, the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has promised to put up a grand closing ceremony for the first phase which ends next Easter Monday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
BILL FLETCHER JR.(NNPA)—The recent news about NFL Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett was more than unsettling. Having been diagnosed with the early stages of chronic encephalopathy, an illness directly related to head traumas, he feels his life slipping away from him. At the age of 59 he faces an uncertain future, yet it is a future that has confronted many football players, past and present.Dorsett was part of the group of former football players who settled with the NFL recently for $765 million in connection with conditions such as CTE that have resulted from their football years. The settlement itself was highly controversial since it underestimates the extent of damage done to football players and, in effect, let’s the NFL off the hook. Nevertheless, many former players were desperate for a settlement in order to address their on-going medical problems.Dorsett was a star among stars, someone who seemed nearly invincible in his greatness. Nevertheless, careers end and the physical damage inflicted on the players over the years takes its toll, resulting in conditions such as CTE and a shortened life-span for these modern-day gladiators.When we hear the news about former players, such as Dorsett, most of us shake our heads in both sadness and frustration…and then we turn on the next football game. We create a peculiar sort of disconnect between the reality of the injuries faced by these players, and the activity that so many of us watch on any given Sunday. We do not stop and think about the sorts of demands that we, the fans of professional football, need to place on the football industry in its entirety.The issue of safety is not one exclusive to the NFL. It really is a matter that must be addressed when high schoolers start playing and then when they work their way to college. The injuries start early and there is no scientific certainty as to how many injuries ultimately result in conditions such as CTE, not to mention countless other challenges, such as injuries to bones and joints.There comes a time when shaking our heads, as those watching the gladiators competing on Sundays, makes us complicit in the misery that many of these players face upon the end of their careers. Perhaps it is time to join with the NFL Players Association in demanding greater steps to address safety, but also appropriate medical care and long-term assistance for the players when they have moved on. To do otherwise feels no different than the equivalent of watching the gladiators do battle in the ancient Roman coliseums. The only difference seems to be that death was quicker in the coliseum. Today, we allow our modern day gladiators to end their lives slowly in misery and absent dignity.(Bill Fletcher Jr. is a senior scholar with the Institute for Policy Studies, the immediate past president of TransAfrica Forum, and the author of “They’re Bankrupting Us”—And Twenty Other Myths about Unions. Follow him on Facebook and at www.billfletcherjr.com.)Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Al-Qaida in Iraq claimed Thursday that it shot down a U.S. attack helicopter that crashed, killing two Marines, and a U.S. general said witnesses saw the aircraft take ground fire and break up in the air. The AH-1W Super Cobra crashed Wednesday near Ramadi during daylong fighting in the insurgent stronghold 70 miles west of Baghdad. In addition to the two crewmen, an American lieutenant died when a bomb exploded as he was rushing to the crash site. Another U.S. soldier died Thursday in a roadside bombing northeast of Baghdad, the military said. In its statement, al-Qaida in Iraq, led by Jordanian terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, said its military wing “downed a Super Cobra attack helicopter in Ramadi with a Strella rocket, thanks be to God.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The authenticity of the statement could not be determined. It appeared on an Islamic Web site and bore the nickname of the group’s spokesman, Abu Maysara al-Iraqi. The U.S. military said the cause of the crash had not been determined. However, Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch told reporters Thursday that witnesses “believe they saw a munition fired at the helicopter and saw the helicopter break in pieces in midair and then crash.” In Burlington, Vt., Maj. Gen. Martha Rainville, the adjutant general of the state’s National Guard, said 2nd Lt. Mark Procopio, 28, of Burlington was killed Wednesday by the roadside bomb as his patrol of four Humvees and two tanks headed to secure the crash site. “He and his patrol were on a routine mission when they saw a Marine helicopter coming under fire, realized it was going to crash, and responded to provide assistance as necessary and to secure the site,” Rainville said. The Humvee in which Procopio was riding struck the bomb and he was killed instantly, she said. On Thursday, another U.S. soldier died in a roadside bombing near Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad. The soldier’s name was not released, but the U.S. command said he was assigned to the Army’s 43rd Military Police Brigade. The soldier’s death raised to at least 2,037 the number of U.S. military service members who have died since the war began in 2003, according to an Associated Press count. It was also the eighth battle death among the 157,000-member U.S. force in November. October was the fourth-deadliest month for American service members since the conflict began. Roadside bombs, which the U.S. military refer to as “improvised explosive devices,” or IEDs, have accounted for most of the recent U.S. battle deaths, despite a vigorous campaign to improve armament on American vehicles and to hunt down insurgent weapons caches. Last week, for example, 40 percent of the attacks against U.S. and coalition forces were carried out with IEDs, Lynch said. But they accounted for 64 percent of the U.S. and coalition casualties, he said. Lynch declined to talk in detail about increased sophistication of roadside bombs, including the use of infrared triggers. British officials say they have seen the use of infrared triggers in attacks against their own forces and suspect the technology has been supplied by Iran, a charge the Iranians have denied. “We have seen an improvement, an increase, in some instances of tactical capability of these IEDs and there are indeed different triggers, sensors that cause these things to explode,” Lynch said. “We have indications through multiple sources that bombs are transferred and technology is transferred and we’re working with all assets under our control to stop the flow of both of those things. … Neighbors need to be helpful and do their part to stop the insurgency.” Lynch also predicted an increase in insurgent attacks in an attempt to derail the Dec. 15 elections, when Iraqis will choose a new parliament to serve for a full four-year term. In a separate statement, al-Qaida in Iraq also said it had sentenced to death two Moroccan Embassy employees kidnapped last month in Iraq. The group had previously claimed the kidnap-slaying of three senior diplomats – one Egyptian and two Algerians – in a campaign to punish Arab countries for establishing ties with the U.S.-backed Iraqi government. In other developments Thursday: Two Iraqi policemen were killed in a drive-by shooting in Baghdad. The bodies of 12 men who had been kidnapped and killed were found in a sewage station, police said. They were believed victims of sectarian “death squads” targeting members of rival Muslim sects. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The national media has a funny habit of over-simplifying complicated topics.Most of the time, they do so as to create overarching segment questions — Is Russell Wilson the MVP? Are the Seahawks Super Bowl contenders? Were the 49ers exposed? — but on Tuesday, it seemed that commentators at ESPN, Fox, and NBC decided to play the blame game.They claimed Jimmy Garoppolo lost Monday night’s game for the 49ers. … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile device
WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding FEU was off to a hot start and mounted a 19-point lead, 30-11, at the start of the second quarter and that early burst was enough for the Tamaraws to hold on until the final buzzer.“That’s what we addressed after our loss to La Salle that we can’t allow ourselves to be down big in the earlier stages of the game,” said Tamaraws head coach Olsen Racela in Filipino.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 shutout“We did fairly well last game but we were down big at the start and what happened today was the exact opposite of what happened last time.”Ron Dennison paced FEU with 16 points while Prince Orizu put up 15 points and grabbed 16 boards. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments The trio of Richard Escoto, Barkley Ebona and Arvin Tolentino had 11 points apiece to intensify the Tamaraws’ offensive fire.Clark Derige had a game-high 22 points to lead the Red Warriors in the losing effort. E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University easily brushed off University of the East, 90-83, to claim its first win in the UAAP Season 80 seniors’ basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Tamaraws, after losing to defending champion La Salle, 95-90, on Sunday, are now at 1-1 while the Red Warriors are yet to win after two matches.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Games Read Next Ateneo beats UP, claims 2nd win in UAAP women’s basketball LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president