9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Keithley Plumbing has been selected for the 2016 Best Businesses of Pasadena Award in the Plumbing category by the Best Businesses of Pasadena Award Program. This is the third time since 2014 that Keithley Plumbing has been selected for this award.Each year, the Best Businesses of Pasadena Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Pasadena area a great place to live, work and play.Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Best Businesses of Pasadena Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Best Businesses of Pasadena Award Program and data provided by third parties.Keithley Plumbing, 3579 E. Foothill Blvd #227, Pasadena, (626) 449-0387 or visit www.keithleyplumbing.com.About the Best Businesses of Pasadena Award ProgramThe Best Businesses of Pasadena Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Pasadena area.Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Best Businesses of Pasadena Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Business: Retail News Keithley Plumbing Receives 2016 Best Businesses of Pasadena Award From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, December 19, 2016 | 11:13 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 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 faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Submit Ukraine gambling bill enacted by President Zelensky August 11, 2020 Parimatch named official betting partner of OMEGA league August 3, 2020 Parimatch hails top talent of inaugural ‘Universal Sports & Games Hackathon’ August 14, 2020 Share Three of the leading Eastern European-focused gambling operators will be represented in a Betting on Football 2017 session exploring new opportunities in the CIS and beyond.Parimatch chief executive Sergey Portnov, BetOlimp chief operating officer Alexey Sinyushkin and Favbet chief executive Nikos Halikias will be joined on a market profile panel (3 May) at #bofcon2017 by a trio of experts from the region.Dražan Planinić, the sportsbook managing director for virtual games, sportsbook and lotteries provider NSoft, and Paruyr Shahbazyan, chief executive for the globally-renowned Bookmaker Ratings, will also be sharing their insight on the crossover between the different jurisdictions in Eastern Europe and how local sports organisations are approaching partnerships with the bookmakers.Shahbazyan commented: “At Bookmaker Ratings, we are proud to have delivered honest reviews to punters since 2011. In Russia, the landscape is a bit more complicated, given that Roskomnadzor is determined to limit the number of licensed bookmakers, and has recently stepped up its efforts to block Western European operators from targeting its national consumers. We are looking forward to sharing our insight on the current situation at Betting on Football 2017.”Portnov said: “It is clear that many markets out east are now moving towards the standards set by western Europe with regard to clearer regulation – even if tax rates remain contentious – and that will also inevitably lead to greater revenues in the years to come.”Halikias added: “It is particularly interesting for us to discuss the current situation in Russia, given that Favbet was one of the many Eastern European focused operators restricted access to the market by Roskomnadzor. We are looking forward to sharing knowledge about regulation changes in Russia and some of the other Eastern European countries on a high level panel at Stamford Bridge.”This highly-anticipated #bofcon2017 session will be moderated by Dan Iliovici. Formerly an executive manager for Rombet, the association which protects the interests of the growing number of operators that engage in land-based and online gambling activities in Romania, Iliovici was recently confirmed as president of the country’s national gambling office and regulatory body, the ONJN. He will be overseeing a new legislative framework, introduced in 2015, which opened the national market and made it more attractive to international operators.Alongside Romania, the session will also deliver updates on two of the most populated countries in Eastern Europe, Russia and Poland. Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor awarded a handful of online gambling licences in the summer of 2016, but continues to monitor the likes of Winline, 888.ru and Leon.ru with strict payment-processing regulations and taxes on wagers.Over the last few years, under instruction from the Russian government, Roskomnadzor has blocked IP and payment-transaction services to numerous European operators including Unibet and BwinParty, which were deemed to be illegally targeting its national consumers. Just last month, BetVictor confirmed the suspension of its Russian betting services.Meanwhile, EnergyBet described the situation in Poland as “highly restrictive and hostile” upon withdrawing from the market. Just a few days later, William Hill followed suit, citing the refusal to amend a 12% online gambling turnover tax which is “unworkable for international operators” and appears to be designed to create favourable conditions for the state-owned Totalizator Sportowy.Click here to visit the event website and buy your Betting on Football ticket todayThe full agenda is available @ http://sbcevents.co.uk/betting-on-football-2017/agenda/
Representative of BiH Kenan Kodro decided to change his surroundings, and his new club Grasshoppers (Switzerland).Grasshoppers has announced through their official website that he has been lent for six months, i.e. until the end of the current season, and they will decide on his future in the summer.Kodro scored seven goals in the Spanish Primera for Osasuna last season, but his team dropped out of the league. Then, he was transferred to Mainz, Germany, where he could not impose, and although Mainz was looking for a way to borrow him during the winter in order for him to have more minutes, Kodro wanted to stay and fight for his place in the team.Kodro will now be a teammate to another new member of Grasshoppers who is also from BiH, Rifet Kapic, who signed for this club after playing for Gorica (Slovenia).(Source: fokus.ba)
Ali Adams has vowed to end Audley Harrison’s boxing career when the pair meet in April.Their encounter will be much-maligned former Olympic champion Harrison’s first fight since he was beaten by David Haye in a one-sided world title clash in 2010.The Wembley heavyweight, 40, says he is determined to atone for that performance and put himself in the frame for another title shot.But the Iraq-born Adams, who lives in Chelsea, says he will knock Harrison out.He told West London Sport: “I hit hard – and when I hit Audley he’s going to the floor.“Audley is a joke and I’m going to end his career. I’m going to destroy him. There’s no way the fight will go the distance.“I’d rather die than lose to Harrison and let people down. Is he ready to face someone like me? I don’t think he can handle it.”Adams, nicknamed ‘The Tiger’, has lived in west London since he was 16 and was introduced to boxing by his father, who passed away last year.Winning the 14 April showdown with Harrison in Brentwood would put the 30-year-old in line for a British title challenge and he is keen to make the most of his chance.“It’s my time – a big opportunity for me and I’m going to take it,” he declared.“I’m going to do it for my dad and show people what Ali Adams is capable of.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Twitter
27 June 2005President Thabo Mbeki lit a flame of freedom in Kliptown, Soweto on Sunday to mark the official opening of the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication, the site of the Freedom Charter monument.The Charter, adopted by a People’s Congress of thousands on 26 June 1955, is seen by many as the foundation of South Africa’s 1996 Constitution.Kliptown and the Freedom CharterOn 26 June 1955 over 3 000 people made their way through police cordons to gather in a dusty square in Kliptown to draw up the Freedom Charter.Accompanied by former president Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu, the wife of the late struggle hero Walter, Mbeki first read the wall of remembrance of the historic event, the Freedom Charter.The President then lit the “flame of freedom” to symbolise the opening of the Square before unveiling a plaque in honour of Walter Sisulu, who died in 2003.Sitting in a wheelchair, Albertina Sisulu said she was happy that she had “seen this” and was thankful to the people of South Africa for remembering her husband in such a manner.Addressing the 20 000-strong crowd, Mbeki said the adoption of the Freedom Charter was a commitment to accomplish the noble vision spelt out in the document.In the same way that it took time and great sacrifices for the country to achieve liberation, Mbeki said, so it would take time and demand new sacrifices to fully translate into reality the vision, born in struggle, represented by the Freedom Charter.On Monday, Cabinet ministers will gather in a multipurpose hall overlooking the square for a formal sitting of Parliament – the first time that the National Assembly and National Council of Provinces will have a joint sitting outside Cape Town.Kliptown urban renewal projectThe Walter Sisulu square forms part of the Kliptown urban renewal project, an initiative supported by the provincial government and the city of Johannesburg to the tune of R160-million.“Kliptown is undergoing major infrastructural, environmental and economic development aimed at transforming it into a significant tourist destination and heritage site, as well as prosperous residential and commercial area,” Gauteng Housing MEC Nomvula Mokonyane said last week.The development programme aims to integrate the area’s local economy with that of greater Johannesburg, creating business opportunities and employment in the retail, manufacturing, tourism, transport, services and construction industries, and increasing transport efficiencies to and within Kliptown.It includes providing new housing, rehabilitating the Kliptown River, cleaning up the wetlands and creating a green space for recreation.The square, already proclaimed a national heritage site, will feature two squares representing the period of transition.Its 10 pillars represent the clauses of the Freedom Charter, while paving featuring crosses celebrate the freedom to vote.The site will be used as a gathering place and venue for concerts and other cultural events.BuaNews and SouthAfrica.info reporter
The innovative service uses global positioning system (GPS) technology, installed in rental cars, to track the movements of its users, giving them information relevant to the particular area they are driving through.Once a visitor opts to include Tourism Radio in their hired car – for as little as R10 to R15 a day – they simply tune in to Tourism Radio on 90.2FM to get cultural, historical and anecdotal information, as well as updates on nearby attractions and shows.“What this means in practical terms is that if you’re in Cape Town, you learn about the development of the Mother City, and when you drive to Stellenbosch, the focus of the broadcast travels with you … it’s that easy,” says Tourism Radio founder and operations director Mark Allewell.Pre-recorded shows focusing on local music, typical South African slang and the like are interrupted with up to date travel and weather reports or – if the visitor drives through an area of importance – with information about that area.“It’s like having a local person there in your car,” says Allewell.Tourism Radio spent the best part of two years developing its system, as well as eight months compiling all the relevant information.According to Allewell, the pilot service in Cape Town will be followed by a nationwide launch by the end of 2006 – and could be exported, with partner firms Budget and National Alamo Car Rental spreading the word to their international car rental network.“With partners like Vodacom, Budget and National Alamo helping us expand through South Africa and the world, we are very excited about our next stage of growth.”Useful linksTourism Radio: www.tourismradio.infoSouth African Tourism: www.southafrica.net
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Patricia P. “Patty” DeBruin, age 62, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at her home on Saturday, March 31, 2019. Patty was passionate about agriculture; she served as the Southeast Women’s Trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and was a member of the executive board of the organization for 12 years.She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on September 12, 1956 and was the daughter of Robert Parham and Carole (Walter) Eckhardt, who survive her. Patty is also survived by her husband, Steven DeBruin, with whom she traveled the world and shared a loving marriage for 41 years.Patty graduated from The Ohio State University in 1978 with a B.S. in Home Economics and went on to teach the subject at Amanda-Clearcreek High School and Fisher Catholic High School. She was the office manager of Feeder Creek Veterinary Svcs. in Millersport for 35 years and advocated for small business through the National Federation of Independent Business and the Buckeye Lake Chamber of Commerce. She also served as a 4-H advisor, member of the Ohio Cattlewomen’s Assoc., member of the auxiliary committee for the Ohio Veterinary Medical Assoc., and a participant in Ohio State’s LEAD program.In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Lung Cancer Research Fund at The James OSU Cancer Hospital (https://www.giveto.osu.edu/makeagift/OnlineGivingDonation.aspx?Source_Code=DEV_AG-MED_CHRI-JamesWeb-ON-S&Fund=3060590) or to the Patty DeBruin Scholarship account at Commodore Bank.Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 3 from 2:00-8:00 p.m. at Johnson-Smith Funeral Home in Baltimore, Ohio. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, April 4 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Buckeye Lake, with Fr. William A. Hritsko Celebrant.To make an online condolence, and sign the guestbook, please visit www.funeralhome.com.
A month after the Maharashtra Assembly election results were announced on October 24, the political impasse in the State seems to have reached a climax, albeit with a stunning overnight twist. In less than twelve hours, the focus shifted from the NCP-Congress-Shiv Sena alliance that was all set to form a government, to the BJP, as Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Chief Minister early on Saturday along with NCP leader Ajit Pawar as Deputy CM.Here’s what transpired in the month leading up to the event:October 24: Divided outcomesElections to the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly were held on October 21. Allies BJP and Shiv Sena emerge as the two largest parties in the results, but both parties see a dip in the number of seats won and their vote share. Meanwhile, the NCP and the Congress are net gainers, with 54 and 44 seats respectively.Although a BJP-Shiv Sena government with Mr. Fadnavis at the helm seems like a done deal, the Sena insists on a rotational chief ministership. The BJP, however, maintains that it does not intend to share the post.October 25-29: the early signs of turmoilShiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray says he will only have discussions with BJP national president Amit Shah.Mr. Fadnavis denies acceding to the Sena’s demands. “I have confirmed with Amit Shah and he told me that the BJP has not given any assurance for the Chief Minister’s post for two-and-a-half years (each for the BJP and Sena),” he says.The two parties, in a bid to boost their numbers, enlist the support of MLAs from small outfits and independents.The Congress and the NCP stick to their Oppositional role. “We are entering the new Assembly with not only increased strength but also renewed resolve to fight the anti-people policies of the government to the end,” says Nationalist Congress Party’s Mumbai unit president Nawab Malik. Ajit Pawar, NCP leader and nephew of Sharad Pawar, says that his party and the Congress will remain in the Opposition.October 30- November 2: unlikely alliance on the cards?On October 30, former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan says the Congress high command shall decide on a possible alliance between the Congress and Shiv Sena: “These are ifs and buts… in case we do receive such a proposal from the Shiv Sena… To the best of my knowledge, no such proposal has come to us,” says the senior Congressman.Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala adds to the uncertainty. “Maharashtra is an evolving situation and in such an evolving situation, Congress general secretary in-charge Mallikarjun Kharge and the leaders of the State will decide. It won’t be proper to comment on this any further,” he says.Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut says that he had a meeting with NCP chief Sharad Pawar. The latter however dismisses it as a routine visit.Mr. Pawar also met senior Congress leaders in the State on October 31. The leaders then visited Delhi to discuss the party’s stand if the Shiv Sena stakes claim to form the government. The Congress is yet to receive an official proposal from the Sena.Sanjay Raut also says that the Shiv Sena can form a government on its own, without formally mentioning a possible alliance between the Congress-NCP and Shiv Sena.While Congress’ Prithviraj Chavan briefs party president Sonia Gandhi, senior leader M. Veerappa Moily says they are open to supporting the Sena.November 3 – November 12: numerous upheavalsThe Shiv Sena steps up its rhetoric again with Mr. Raut claiming to have the support of up to 175 MLAs. A Sena Chief Minister would soon take oath at Shivaji Park, he claims on November 4.Meanwhile, the BJP tries to bring Shiv Sena back to the table by offering two key portfolios.In an important development, NCP chief Sharad Pawar meets Congress president Sonia Gandhi on November 4. Though the Congress didn’t comment on the meeting, sources claim Ms. Gandhi has reservations about Sena’s secular credentials.Finally, NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik says that the party is ready to be an alternative partner in the government.On November 7, the BJP meets Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari to discuss the situation in the State. The Governor later invites the party to form a government.However, the party is unable to carve up the requisite numbers and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis resigns. Mr. Koshyari then calls NCP and Shiv Sena to stake their claim, but denies extra time to Sena. “We (Shiv Sena) were asked if we were willing to form the government. We have started talks with Congress and NCP. We have informed the Governor we have the willingness but the duration given to us is less. The process needs another 48 hours but he has refused us extra time,” says Aditya Thackeray.Shiv Sena and Congress put up their MLAs in hotels in Bandra and Jaipur respectively, amidst allegations of poaching by the BJP. The party denies the horse-trading allegations.On November 12, President’s rule is imposed in the State.November 12- November 15: consolidating tiesThe Shiv Sena moves the Supreme Court against the President’s Rule in the State. The three parties move closer to a formal alliance, working out a Common Minimum Programme. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray says he will study unusual alliances in the country for information, and maintains that it is the BJP that caused their alliance to fall apart.Mr. Pawar says there is no need for mid-term polls and the post of Chief Minister shall lie with Shiv Sena.Shiv Sena announces that it will not attend the national NDA meet in Delhi and has parted ways with the BJP.November 15-November 22: coming to fruitionThe word ‘secularism’ becomes a bone of contention between the Congress-NCP and Shiv Sena, with the latter inclined to drop it from the CMP. Nonetheless, the three parties move closer to forming a government in an alliance called the ‘Mahavikas Aghadi’.Sharad Pawar meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament ahead of announcing Uddhav Thackeray for the Chief Minister’s post. Senior BJP leaders say the meeting involved talks on the political situation in Maharashtra and that it has reignited hope that the party is not completely sidelined.On the eve of November 22, the tri-party alliance announces that Uddhav Thackeray is set to assume chief ministership of the State.November 23: a stunning turn of eventsBJP leader Devendra Fadnavis and NCP leader Ajit Pawar take oath as Maharashtra Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively.“The State is suffering from farmer problems. The instability in the State is not good for the development of the State. It was important to form the government. Ajit dada came with us and we approached the Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and claimed to form the government. The President’s rule was removed and we decided to take oath today itself,” says Mr. Fadnavis, while talking to news agency ANI at Raj Bhavan.President Ram Nath Kovind revokes President’s Rule in the State in a notification signed at 5.47 am.
Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (centre), and President of the Jamaica Red Cross, Hope Munroe (left), peruse a document on the organisation, during a visit to King’s House today (May 14). At right is Vice President of the Jamaica Red Cross, Susan Moore. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen (right), greets President of the Jamaica Red Cross, Hope Munroe, when she visited King’s House along with other executive members on Tuesday (May 14).