Mark Your Calendar: Friends of Foster Children Announce Fundraising Luncheon

first_imgProceeds from the luncheon will benefit the community through a variety of projects that Friends of Foster Children works on each year. Projects include a school supply drive, a successful college scholarship program, and FOFC’s largest project – The Sugar Plum Tree. The Sugar Plum Tree grants holiday wishes to over 400 foster children each year thanks to gift donations from members of the community. Top of the News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Friends of Foster Children is a non-profit, all volunteer organization founded in 1976 to enhance the quality of life for abused, abandoned, and neglected children in the San Gabriel Valley by providing goods, volunteer services, and financial support to emancipated youth and foster children living in residential treatment centers. To continue their 40th anniversary celebration, the luncheon transport guests back to 1976 where Friends of Foster Children all began. Tickets are $38 per person. There will be themed entertainment, raffle prizes, and information about FOFC and their programs. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * About Friends of Foster Children Make a comment 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. Subscribe Benefits Mark Your Calendar: Friends of Foster Children Announce Fundraising Luncheon On Saturday, March 25 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | 2:43 pm 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 center_img To purchase tickets to the luncheon and learn more about Friends of Foster Children, please visit Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News On Saturday, March 25th, Friends of Foster Children (FOFC) will host its fundraising luncheon at the Monrovia Community Center (119 W Palm Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016). The luncheon is open to members of the community. “The luncheon is a great opportunity for us to connect with our community and let them know about the great work our organization does for foster youth throughout the year” says committee chair Kim Ferreira. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Working with Homeowners

first_img Share Save  Print This Post Tagged with: Foreclosure Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Foreclosure 2017-08-04 Joey Pizzolato August 4, 2017 1,112 Views Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Working with Homeowners Previous: Time is Running Out Next: CoreLogic Service Integrates With Fannie Mae Foreclosures are down for the first time year-over-year since 2013 in Massachusetts, according to a recent report by WWLP 22. Take a look at their report in this Video Spotlight. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / Working with Homeowners The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Joey Pizzolatolast_img read more

GAW Acquires Power Shift’s Wireless Network

first_imgOn February 1st, GAW (Brattleboro, VT) acquired Power Shift of Stowe, VT, the second largest broadband Internet provider (based on coverage area) supporting northwestern, VT with service from Stowe to Morrisville and greater Lamoille County. From its humble beginnings as a small computer services company in Montreal, Canada, Power Shift’s President, Joe Allen, moved the business to Stowe, VT in 1995. Rapid demand for Internet services in the area required Power Shift to become an ISP (Internet Service Provider) enabling them to serve thousands of previously under-served area residents. Power Shift’s long standing reputation and commitment to quality service is well known.GAW’s acquisition of the Power Shift wireless network means existing customers and Lamoille County residents will be well supported by Vermont’s largest Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP).Power Shift customers can expect enhancements to service offerings in the coming months, including more service plan options, and eventually a cost-effective high-speed voice and data plan.  As the largest wireless broadband provider in Vermont, GAW is committed to rural broadband development.  “We recognize that when we can bring broadband Internet to regions of Vermont discovering this for the first time, or when we can combine voice and data offerings for lower cost to Vermonters, we connect communities and significantly expand people’s horizons, stated Josh Garza, CEO of GAW.  “Maintaining the Vermont environment we cherish, while bringing services that allow us all to connect and compete with the world is fundamental to GAW’s mission.”GAW will leverage its extensive technical resources and experience serving many other rural communities in Vermont.  Some of the coming enhancements to the network include:More cost-competitive service offerings for customersImproved broadband speedsVoice and Internet bundled services, offering better value alternatives to separate voice and Internet plansEnhancements to the back-haul infrastructure that feeds the wireless towersBetter support for customers through access to a state-of-art customer service centerLocal call center in Vermont–offering Vermonters the peace of mind that they are speaking with VermontersSteve Ames, a long time Power Shift customer stated, “I am excited about the potential for faster download and upload speeds from my house in the woods.  I am also thrilled that another Vermont company is continuing the great work Power Shift began with its wireless services.”  In addition, to current subscribers, State Senator, Vincent Illuzzi pointed out what is at stake for Vermont, when it comes to ensuring broadband access for Vermonters.”Broadband access, including high speed Internet access, is as necessary today as electricity at the turn of the last century.  You cannot have economic development without it,” stated State Senator, Vincent Illuzzi.Current Power Shift customers may go to is external) for complete details of new and enhanced service offerings. For new customers seeking information or to sign-up for service, visit the site or call 877-220-2873 and speak with a GAW Customer Service Representative. Anyone who is not able to receive service currently in their area may add themselves to the list of people who wish to receive service by submitting a request through the community application ( is external)). This information will be used for evaluation of any future expanded coverage. About Great Auk WirelessGreat Auk Wireless (GAW) was formed in 2005 by Josh Garza and partners. Great Auk Wireless ( is external)) currently operates a successful wireless Internet service to subscribers in Vermont and New Hampshire. Great Auk Wireless offers subscribers broadband wireless Internet access on a network that defies rough terrain and topography in areas not currently served by standard cable or telephony-based broadband services. With more than $5 million committed in network infrastructure and deployment, Great Auk Wireless is committed to the future of rural High-Speed Internet access in areas under served or not served at all by traditional cable or DSL services. For more information about Great Auk Wireless or to find out how to get deployment of Great Auk Wireless services, visit is external), call 1.877.220.2873 or email [email protected](link sends e-mail).last_img read more

‘FIRE YOUR GUN AND YOU’RE FIRED’ Goal is zero stray bullet cases – PRO-6

first_imgLast week, Pamuspusan did not hide hisdispleasure over a shooting incident in Guimaras on Christmas Day. For years, the Philippine National Police (PNP)required the nationwide sealing of its men’s guns with packaging tape toprevent indiscriminate firing during holiday revelries. This practice was notobserved in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Dela Rosa also said the muzzle tapingappeared to show that cops could not be trusted, and this did not sit well withhim. ILOILO City – Policemen areresponsible gun handlers so there is no need to tape the muzzles of theirservice firearms for this New Year’s celebrations, according to the PoliceRegional Office 6 (PRO-6). Aninebriated policeman shot a colleague during a heated argument at the GuimarasPolice Provincial Office (GPPO) in Barangay Alaguisoc, Jordan town. Ferrer,a resident of Barangay Tastasan, Buenavista, Guimaras, and Minerva, a residentof Arevalo district, Iloilo City, had just returned to the GPPO from the field. For the past three years that nomuzzle taping was done, no policeman was complained for illegally discharginghis firearm, said Malong, proving that cops are disciplined gun holders. PRO-6’s goal is to achieve zero straybullet incidents, zero indiscriminate firing cases and zero major crimes. But Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan,Western Visayas police director, has a warning to cops: “Fire your gun and youwill be dismissed from the service.” “Huwag nila akong subukan. Ipapasibakko sila,”said Pamuspusan. “My instruction to all policemen across the region was clear.They should not drink liquor while on duty peromatitigas pa rin ang kanilang ulo.” But just the same, she remindedpolicemen not to illegally discharge their guns to welcome the New Year. During last year’s New Yearcelebrations, no stray bullet cases were reported. Theshooting happened at around 4:05 a.m. at the GPPO mess hall. It was then PNP director generalRonald Dela Rosa (now senator) who ordered a stop to the muzzle taping in 2016.He said he wanted to show that members of the PNP have “a high level ofdiscipline” when it comes to the proper use of their service firearms. “Napakalinawng directives. Ayaw  ko nang ulitin,” Pamuspusan said.center_img “In previous years, too, nopolice officer fired his gun indiscriminately during the holiday season. Ithink ang nagpaputok lang ang may mgaloose firearms,” said Pamuspusan. “Alamna nila ito. Kung sino mag-violate, sisibakin ko kasi ang directive ay galing talaga kay President RodrigoDuterte,” said Pamuspusan. Ferrer is currently under restrictionin the GPPO after he posted a bail bond of P72,000. Minerva charged him withfrustrated homicide./PN Thesuspect was 33-year-old Police Corporal Erwin Ferrer of the Guimaras ProvincialMobile Force. Thewounded cop, 35-year-old Police Staff Sergeant Jeremy Minerva, was taken to theWestern Visayas Medical Center in Mandurriao district here. He sustained agunshot wound in the abdomen. Thegun, unfortunately, went off, hitting Minerva. Theduty guard, Police Corporal Francis Joe Sartaguda, tried to disarm Ferrer andMinerva tried to help Sartaguda. Pamuspusan also said policemen shouldnot drink liquor when on duty and on full alert status. Therewas a heated argument between the two policemen, with Ferrer eventually drawinghis gun, a Glock 17 pistol. Thisbreak from tradition would continue this year, according to Police Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, PRO-6 spokesperson. He added: “We have to show to thepublic that we are a responsible, professional, dynamic police organization. Wehave to maintain our reputation in terms of discipline and this is a test toall our personnel in the region.” An investigation is currently beingconducted by the PRO-6’s Regional Internal Affairs Service (RIAS). “I know civilian gun owners in WesternVisayas are responsible enough so we look forward to achieving zero victims ofstray bullets and no big crimes,” said Pamuspusan.last_img read more

Sherwood sacked as Spurs manager

first_imgEnglish Premier League side Tottenham hotspurs have confirmed Tim Sherwood’s exit from the club as head coach, after just five months at the helm have gathered.Sherwood replaced the axed Andre Villas-Boas in December and was handed an 18 month deal. The 45-year-old had been keen to remain in charge at White Hart Lane and recently stated he would have guided the club into the Champions League had he been in charge for the whole of the campaign.However, following talks with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy Sherwood has now been told he is no longer required as head coach, while it is thought his assistant Les Ferdinand will also leave White Hart Lane. Levy released a statement via the club’s official website confirming the club have parted company with Sherwood.Speculation over Sherwood’s future was rife last month, and chairman Daniel Levy has finally decided to find a more suited man to bring the club forward. Sherwood won 14 games of his 28 in charge, drawing four and losing 10. Spurs finished in sixth in the table, 10 points off fourth place.Spurs will now begin their hunt for a new manager and it is understood that Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax head coach Frank De Boer are the front runners.last_img read more

U.S. Open 2019: Tiger Woods closes out day with birdie to finish at even par

first_img U.S. Open 2019: Tiger Woods struggling to get going on Moving Day Tiger fighting until the end today.Big-time 🐦 on 16. #USOpen— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 15, 2019His putter got him in trouble on the front nine as he missed a putt for par at the seventh and then another for birdie at the eighth which put him at 1 over for the front nine.Things just never quite looked right as Woods was visibly frustrated throughout points in his round. U.S. Open 2019: Runaway golf cart injures spectators in freak accident But he did make some really nice putts like the one on No. 5 which was part of his lone back-to-back birdies on the day.Back-to-back for Tiger! #USOpen— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 15, 2019He also finished his day up with a birdie at 18 to get to even par for the tournament. He had a putt for eagle but it was from long range and just slid past the hole on the right.Woods likely will not compete for the championship Sunday as he is well back of the leaders and four back of the leader in the clubhouse Danny Willett who sits at 4 under.center_img Tiger Woods battled from the first hole at Pebble Beach on Saturday.The 15-time major winner shot an even-par 71 in Round 3 at the U.S. Open but that number doesn’t even begin to tell the story. Woods was repeatedly in the fairway throughout the day but he never figured out his iron play and it got him in tons of trouble.He made five bogeys and five birdies to finish out his round and is now even par for the tournament going into the final round. Related Newslast_img read more

Monday August 26th Local Sports

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first-place Minnesota Twins didn’t get many hits off Detroit starter Matthew Boyd, but they certainly made them count.C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop homered, Martín Pérez pitched six solid innings and Minnesota beat the last-place Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Sunday to win two of three in the weekend series.Minnesota increased its AL Central lead to 3½ games over the Cleveland Indians, who lost at home to Kansas City 9-8 in 10 innings.Cron’s three-run shot to center field broke open a 2-0 game in the fourth and gave Pérez (9-5) plenty of cushion to work with. The left-hander allowed two runs and five hits for his first win since July 5. It was the second time in his last three starts that Pérez went six innings and yielded two or fewer runs.The Twins now head off on a 10-day road trip that takes them to Chicago, Detroit and Boston. Their three-game series with the White Sox starts tomorrow night at 7:10. ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS — The NIACC volleyball team won their first four matches of the season over the weekend at the McHenry County College Invitational in Rockford, Illinois. On Friday, NIACC topped Kishwaukee College 3-0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-13) and Madison College 3-1 (22-25, 25-21, 26-24, 25-18). Sophomore Kennedy Meister had 36 kills and 24 digs while freshman Becca Steffens had 64 assists, 19 digs, 14 kills and six aces on Friday. On Saturday , NIACC had a 3-1 win (25-13, 22-25, 25-13, 25-21) over Oakton Community College and a 3-2 win (25-20, 25-18, 17-25, 13-25, 15-6) over Grand Rapids Community College. Meister once again led the Lady Trojans with 24 kills and 31 digs. NIACC returns to action this coming weekend at Southeastern’s Jimmy John Invitational in West Burlington. AMES —- Iowa State coach Matt Campbell says the focus in practice has shifted toward Northern Iowa. The Cyclones and Panthers meet in the season opener Saturday in Ames.Campbell says as game week approaches they have turned their attention toward UNI.Campbell says the Cyclones have for the most part remained injury free during practice. AMES — Iowa State’s young receiving corps will get its first test against UNI. Hakeem Butler left early for the NFL and quarterback Brock Purdy is working with several new wide outs.Purdy says the new receivers have made a lot of progress.Offensive coordinator Tom Manning says Purdy has done a good job of spreading the ball around in practice.Iowa State and UNI kick off at 11 o’clock on Saturday morning. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Napheesa Collier and Danielle Robinson scored 23 points each and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Las Vegas Aces 98-77. Sylvia Fowles added 14 points for the Lynx (15-15), who shot 59 percent from the field and reduced their playoff-clinching magic number to one with four games to go.last_img read more

Tiger Woods Used To Be One Of Golfs Longest Hitters — Until

What once was a massive distance advantage that Woods used to rack up a -13 score relative to par on par-5s at the 1997 Masters is now nothing special. These days, just about everyone hits it like Tiger — if not better.So what happened? For one thing, pro golfers took Woods’s lead and became much stronger and more athletic. Although Daly was a freak of nature — he never worked out and bombed drives while chain-smoking and pounding Diet Cokes — today’s top players have a lot more in common with current World No. 1 Dustin Johnson, who stands a lean 6-foot-4, hits the ball 305 yards per drive and proudly posts shirtless Instagram photos. As we’ve written before, Woods’s current pursuit of majors has been made more difficult by an influx of younger athletes to the game that he himself helped inspire. And a big part of that younger generation’s success is linked to hitting the ball really far.But another, even bigger factor is a drastic improvement in equipment over the years. Before the 1990s, driver clubheads were significantly smaller, made of heavy material like persimmon (instead of metal) and attached to the ends of shorter, heavier metal shafts (as opposed to graphite). As more and more players began switching to modern clubs — the last major won with a persimmon driver was Bernhard Langer’s victory at the 1993 Masters — the tour began to see a massive increase in driving distance (and, interestingly enough, a decrease in driving accuracy). More than just the introduction of fitter players, established golfers were also hitting the ball harder: The 60 players who qualified for the PGA Tour driving leaderboard in both 1995 and 2005 saw an average increase of 18.6 yards per drive over that span.Simply put, lighter clubs with a longer shaft and larger clubhead surface area generate more power. As a fun exercise last year, YouTuber and PGA club pro Rick Shiels hit 10 drives with both a top-of-the-line club from about 20 years ago (the Ping TiSi Tec) and 2018 (the Ping G400 Max) and measured the results using tracking analytics. On average, Shiels estimated to have hit the ball 16 yards farther in the air (and 19 yards farther in total) with the modern driver, thanks in part to a ball velocity 4 mph faster off the clubhead:Of course, the ball itself has also made it easier to drive for huge distances. The introduction of Titleist’s Pro V1 model in 2000 — which features a “multilayer” design with a solid rubber core and thin polymer casing — instantly revolutionized the way balls were manufactured, optimizing power without sacrificing accuracy. When Shiels ran a similar test between 1998 and 2018 golf balls (using the same club for each), he drove the ball 11 yards farther through the air — and 12 yards farther in total — with the current Pro V1, thanks again to a nearly 3 mph boost in velocity off the face.These clear technological improvements have led to questions over whether such advantages should be dialed back at the pro level to make the game harder again. Although the golf ball debate rages on, many top-tier courses have been remade since the ’90s, “Tiger-proofing” themselves by adding more distance to their layouts. Par-72 major championship courses in the 1990s averaged 7,006.1 yards in total length; by the 2000s, that average became 7,319.3 yards, and this decade it’s 7,456.6 yards — a 6.4 percent increase that mirrors the change in average driving distance since the early 2000s. With Tiger Woods restored to his familiar place among golf’s major winners, it’s tempting to allow the sports nostalgia to seep in. Tiger’s back! It’s just like the 1990s again! But as is the case in every sport, the game that Woods played 20 years ago is very different from today’s version and, if anything, makes his win at the Masters last month all the more impressive.Perhaps the biggest difference involves the sheer power of modern hitters. In 1995, Woods’s last season before turning pro, the average qualified PGA Tour golfer hit the ball 263.6 yards per drive; the leader, John Daly, checked in at 289.0 yards per drive. So far this season, the average is 292.9 yards per drive, and tour leader Cameron Champ checks in at 315.7. That’s right — the average drive distance from 2019 would have led the PGA Tour each season through 1996. Woods’s mark in 19971The first year Tiger played enough as a pro to qualify for the PGA Tour’s leaderboards. of 294.8 ranked second only to Daly’s 302.0. A 294.8-yard average today would rank just 86th of the 214 golfers on tour — tied with the slumping former World No. 1 Jordan Spieth. And just like the existing players increased their power through technology, existing major hosts have added length to offset it. Sixteen courses hosted a major in both the 1990s and 2010s; those courses averaged 7,011.6 yards back then and 7,307.9 yards now — an increase of 296.3 yards on average. Even the Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Long Island, which hosts this weekend’s PGA Championship, has increased its length by 222 yards since it hosted Woods’s U.S. Open victory back in 2002.We should note that both the boom in driving distances and the Tiger-proofing craze have largely leveled off since the mid-2000s. The average PGA Tour drive continues to creep up by a couple of yards every few years, but today’s long-drive leaders, such as Champ, Johnson and Rory McIlroy, are mostly hitting it the same distance as Bubba Watson and Robert Garrigus were a decade earlier. In that sense, the game Woods left when his 11-year major drought began in 2008 was actually similar to the one he climbed to the top of again last month.Just the same, when Tiger tees off Thursday at Bethpage in the PGA Championship, the modern sport’s power will be on full display. Woods might still smash it a solid 300 off the tee like he did in the late ’90s, but he won’t be vying for the tour lead in distance; instead, that part of his game makes him just another golfer in the middle of the pack. read more