Community News Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource Center Awarded Avon Foundation for Women Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Grant Avon Foundation for Women Program Awards $500,000 to fund 32 Domestic Violence Organizations Across the United States and Puerto Rico From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, November 10, 2016 | 3:58 pm HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published.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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News More Cool Stuff 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. Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Avon Foundation for Women has awarded a $15,000 one-year grant to Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource Center to provide direct services to domestic violence victims and/or other program mission. It is the second year that the Youth Violence Prevention program has received Avon Foundation funding to support its work on this critical issue. Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource Center is one of 32 organizations across the United States this year to be granted funds for direct services through the Avon Foundation for Women Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program.Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women launched Speak Out Against Domestic Violence in 2004 to help end the cycle of domestic violence. Through the end of 2015, the Avon Foundation has provided nearly $40 million for domestic and gender violence programs in the United States, including support for awareness, education, direct service and prevention.“We are proud that the Avon Foundation for Women has chosen to support our program. With these funds we will be able to expand our youth violence prevention education to community churches and youth program. The funds will allow us to reach more youth by providing healthy relationship education in more school s,” said Linda Offray, Executive Director of Teen Dating Violence Youth Violence Prevention Education Program of Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource Center.“The Avon Foundation for Women is committed to helping end the cycle of domestic violence and takes pride in supporting Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource Center work to help domestic violence victims in Pasadena, CA ,” said Christine Jaworsky, Program Director of Avon’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence Program. “It is through initiatives like the Youth Violence Prevention Program Initiative that we can work to break the cycle of domestic violence once and for all, and help ensure safety for victims and their families.”The domestic violence program Teen Dating Violence Youth Violence Prevention Education Program at Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource Center will support victims in the Pasadena, -area and deliver essential services, including counseling, educational and professional training, advocacy and case management or other program components.Since April 2000, the Teen Dating Violence Youth Violence Prevention Program at Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource Center has provided services and support to more than 12,000 domestic violence victims and 4,000 youth. An achievement for 2014-15 we provide 12 workshops with the participation of 804 middle and high school students.Globally, at least one in three women has experienced some form of partner violence or abuse during her lifetime. Although research shows most victims are women, men can also be domestic violence victims.Programs such as Teen Dating Violence Prevention Programs help ensure that all victims have access to services that will help them rebuild their lives and break the cycle of domestic violence for themselves, their families, and future generations.About Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource CenterShepherd’s Door is a 501 © 3 non –profit organization established in April 2000 for the specific purpose of serving victims of domestic violence and survivors of abuse. http://shepherddoor.org/users/awp.php?ln=718713Avon Speak Out Against Domestic ViolenceThe Avon Foundation for Women launched Speak Out Against Domestic Violence in 2004 to support domestic violence awareness, education, and prevention programs aimed at reducing domestic and gender violence, and to provide direct services for victims and their families. Through 2015, the Avon Foundation for Women has contributed nearly $40 million in the United States towards this goal. Globally, Avon supports efforts to end violence against women in nearly 50 countries by raising funds through special product sales and educating women around the world through its army of six million Avon Representatives. Visit www.avonfoundation.org for more information.Avon Foundation for WomenThe Avon Foundation for Women is the world’s largest corporate-affiliated philanthropy focused on issues that matter most to women. Since its inception in 1955, the Avon Foundation has promoted or aided charitable, scientific, educational, and humanitarian activities, with a special emphasis on activities that improve the lives of women and their families. Through 2015, Avon and the Avon Foundation have contributed over $1 billion in over 50 countries. Today, Avon global philanthropy programs focus on funding breast cancer research and advancing access to quality care through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, and efforts to reduce domestic and gender violence through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program. Visit www.avonfoundation.org for more information.For more information on Teen Dating Violence Youth Education Program at Shepherd’s Door, please call Linda Offray at (626) 765-9967. For more information about domestic violence services, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or online at www.ndvh.org.To learn more about the Avon Foundation for Women Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program, visit www.avonfoundation.org. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
With the Hepatitis A outbreak in Mexican-grown strawberries barely over, anotherproblem has hit the imported produce industry. This time it’s a parasite in Guatemalanraspberries. “Consumers must be aware that there can be problems with any produce ifmishandled,” Harrison said. “You cannot say one source is safer than another. Youhave to look at each situation.” “Young children are more at risk for food-borne illness because their immune systemsaren’t as fully functioning as an adult’s,” Harrison said. “The elderly are on the otherend of the scale. Their immune systems are declining, putting them at more risk, too.” The demand for fresh produce year-round has brought a flood of imported goods intothe United States. Shoppers, not knowing how the produce was grown and packed,wonder about the safety of these foods. “We can never live in a risk-free environment,” Harrison said. “Even if you grow yourown produce, things can happen to contaminate it, such as animals getting into fields ororchards, or unclean hands harvesting and handling it.” What’s the best way to do that? So far, studies haven’t come up with a clear answer. “To my knowledge, the source of the Cyclospora contamination in the raspberrieshasn’t been determined,” Harrison said. “With parasites, as well as viruses like theHepatitis A in the strawberries, fecal contamination or contaminated water used on theproduce could be a possible route.” “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received reports of eightcyclosporiasis outbreaks in five states,” said Judy Harrison of the University ofGeorgia. She’s a food, nutrition and health specialist with the UGA Extension Service. The United States has strict standards. But accidents can happen. 2. Wash all produce thoroughly. Running water or water under pressure is best. Use avegetable brush to clean sturdier fruits and vegetables. Sanitize the brushes in achlorine bleach solution or in a dishwasher with a sanitizing cycle. “The jury is still out on that one,” Harrison said. “Raspberries present a specialcleaning problem because they’re delicate and can’t withstand a lot of force. Plus, theyhave a lot of nooks and crannies where the organisms could hide.” The outbreaks were in California, Florida, Nevada, New York and Texas. Earlyreports said raspberries from Guatemala, and possibly Chile, were the likely source,Harrison said. “Our best guess is to wash with a spray of water while stirring the berries to clean asthoroughly as possible, or to wash them under running water,” Harrison said. “We justdon’t have a definitive answer to that yet.” Pathogens in fresh produce can cause intestinal trouble for the healthiest among us. Butthey can cause special problems in the young, the elderly and those with immunesystems weakened by chemotherapy or diseases like leukemia or AIDS. “Thoroughly washing produce should decrease the risk of food-borne illness in mostsituations,” Harrison said. The American food supply is known to be among the safest in the world. But it’s stillimportant to take precautions with any fresh food. She offers these tips when buying fresh fruit: Could proper cleaning clear away parasites? 1. Buy from reputable, clean-looking sources. If your grocery store and the employeeslook unsanitary, they probably are. You could find the same problems at fruit stands orpick-your-own farms. One source may not be better than the other. Good processingand sanitation practices are key in any setting. A May 30 CDC report said washing the berries could lessen the risk. But eventhorough washing may not get rid of all Cyclospora. The report stressed that produceshould always be thoroughly washed. Even if produce is safe when it arrives in the store or in your kitchen, it can becomecontaminated before you eat it if you mishandle it.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Have you seen these burglars?Suffolk County police are asking for the public’s help with apprehending two burglars who broke into Brotherhood Tattoos in Coram and stole $1,500 worth of tattoo equipment last month.Sixth Squad detectives said that the two men smashed the front door of the tattoo parlor on Middle Country Road, entered the building and stole the tattoo equipment at 2 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9.Detectives released images of the burglars captured on video surveillance in the hope that someone will recognize them and call police.Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1- 800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential. Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest.
Three days after two inmates of the Lusignan Prison escaped while working outdoors; the joint operation to recapture the duo has yielded no success.Wanted: Foas ShakirRajendra Deonarine, 22, of Richmond Housing Scheme, Essequibo; and 26-year-old Faos Shakir, of Le Ressouvenir, East Coast Demerara, were clearing overgrown vegetation from theWanted: Rajendra Deonarinepenitentiary’s fence when they made good their escape sometime around 10:30h on Monday.According to reports, Deonarine was serving a two-year sentence for possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking, while Shakir was sentenced to three years for several robbery offences.Director of Prisons, Carl Graham, when contacted on Wednesday evening told Guyana Times that they have exhausted all possible leads that were at their disposal. He confirmed that they have not received any new leads but members of the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Prison Service are optimistic that they will recapture the duo.He nevertheless urged members of the public to contact the nearest Police Station once the men are seen. However, the Police have since questioned the relatives of the two men but they have claimed that they were not contacted. Police have reportedly searched several areas including the East Coast Demerara corridor, Mocha Arcadia and Diamond on the East Bank of Demerara.Both the Prison Service and the Police Force are urging citizens to take the necessary precautions in securing their premises.
4 April 2012 The recently gazetted Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Amendment Bill will put in place strict measures to tackle “fronting” by companies, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.“What we are doing is defining it much more closely in the Bill so that there is a specific statutory offence of fronting,” Davies told reporters in Pretoria on Tuesday.Fronting is when companies pretend to be compliant with the Act by placing black peoples in positions that would make them seem as if they either owned the company, or were at a level to make decisions in the company.“Now that would be fraud, because you are trying to do that because you want to get a regulatory benefit, or present yourself as something that you are not, and that is fraud.”Davies was speaking after a presidential BBBEE advisory meeting which reviewed the progress of the Act and the codes of good practice.He said a commissioner would be assigned to solely focus on fronting. The commissioner would receive and investigate cases of fronting, correct the situation and, in extreme cases, he would have the authority to prosecute those involved.“The problem is we haven’t got provisions in place to catch fronting … ordinary law enforcement officers don’t have the capacity to go and investigate transactions of that nature to see where fronting is taking place.”Currently, those found guilty of the practice can be charged with fraud and face imprisonment.“So we are introducing a BEE commissioner who will be charged with looking into the matter,” Davies said.Davies said the objective was to provide ways to measure the degree to which an individual was involved in empowerment.Council sub-committee chairman Sandile Zungu said they were focusing on fronting because it infringed on human dignity.“If we are to build a society based on justice then fronting has no place in our society.”Zungu said the practice had reached the stage of “aggressive fronting”.The minister said the amendments to the Bill would ensure that black economic empowerment contributed to the creation of real entrepreneurs in South Africa.“It opens up new opportunities for black business people who are active players in the economy, and are not passive shareholders in somebody else’s business.”Sapa
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A $1,000 grant has been awarded to FFA member Shaeley Warner of Utica, OH by Caterpillar.Grant Requirement: For applicants from TX, CO, NE, KS, MO, IA, MN, ND, SD, OH, and KY who have or wish to begin an SAE in Beef Production.The SAE Grant is designed to help FFA members create and enhance their supervised agricultural experience (SAE), a requirement that all FFA members must compete. An SAE requires FFA members to create and operate an agriculture related business, work at an agriculture-related business or conduct an agricultural research experience. Upon completion, FFA members must submit a comprehensive report regarding their supervised agricultural experience (SAE).Shaeley Warner is a member of the Utica FFA Chapter of Utica, OH, and was selected from hundreds of applicants nationwide. She plans to use this grant to attend AI (Artificial Insemination) School, so that she can AI her own cattle and expand her cattle herd.The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 649,355 student members who belong to one of 7,859 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Probing the spot-fixing scandal involving Pakistani cricketers, the investigators of International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Anti-Corruption and Security Unit has reportedly quizzed Indian actor Neetu Chandra. Sources said the questioning happened after Neetu’s name came up while scanning the phone records of spot-fixing accused cricketer Mohammad Asif. Scrutiny of Asif’s phone records was done after his former girlfriend and Pakistani actress Veena Malik had alleged that Neetu was the link between Asif and an Indian bookie. Veena has accused UK-based freelance photographer Dheeraj Dixit of being the Indian bookie who allegedly used to phone Asif leading the hushed conversations. Both Dixit and Neetu have denied the allegations. However, probes by both the ICC sleuths and the UK’s Scotland Yard are still on into the fixing allegations and no one has been given a clean chit by the investigators.
LSU Texas A&M DrillJohn Chavis was LSU’s defense coordinator from 2009-14. Now, he’s at Texas A&M. The 58-year-old coach, unsurprisingly, has brought one of the defensive drills he used with the Tigers to College Station, Texas. In the drill, called the “Gauntlet,” a player has to make his way through several opponents before knocking down a tackling dummy. An LSU fan has created a video that shows a pretty big difference in physicality between the Tigers and the Aggies. So Chavis tried to bring the Gauntlet drill with him to A&M… And it didn’t really have the same effect pic.twitter.com/ZjboBMzbN7— The LSU Logo (@LSU_Logo) August 20, 2015It doesn’t even look like you’re watching the same drill. Now, it’s important to consider that one clip is not an entire representation of a team’s defense, but Texas A&M probably does have a long way to go before reaching the status LSU’s defense did under Chavis. [SDS]
TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 1: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on from the sidelines during the second quarter of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game against the South Carolina Gamecocks on January 1, 2018 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)The #JimHarbaughJerseyWatch satellite camp rolls through Baltimore today, and Harbaugh, a big time baseball fan, went with a pretty strong choice for his jersey today. The Michigan head coach is wearing a Cal Ripken Jr. jersey at today’s camp at Patterson Park.Jim Harbaugh goes with the Cal Ripken jersey at a satellite camp today in Baltimore. pic.twitter.com/GuBd95bDtd— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) June 6, 2016Yesterday, Harbaugh wore an Allen Iverson jersey near the legendary point guard’s hometown in Virginia, Hank Aaron’s jersey in Atlanta, and a Willie Taggart USF jersey during a South Florida camp with his former assistant. We’re pretty excited to see the other jerseys he breaks out on this camp tour.MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:Predicting The Next 5 CFP Fields5 Reasons Jim Harbaugh Is Great For College FootballCollege Football’s 8 “Blue Bloods”