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WWF-UK launches first tribute fund

first_img“We are delighted to have created this website for WWF on our inMem™ platform. As part of the grieving process, many people want to do something special to remember a loved one when they die. Raising money through a dedicated charity tribute fund is a great way to do that and is also good for their chosen charity.”  425 total views,  2 views today WWF-UK has launched a tribute fund website where people can create a page in memory of relatives and friends, while also raising funds for the charity.Its first tribute fund, the website was created following enquiries from WWF-UK supporters asking how they could remember and celebrate a loved one’s memory and help to raise money for the charity’s work in their name.The site was built using marketing agency WPNC’s inMemTM platform, which lets people create a tribute page and raise funds with it through a simple user interface.  Melanie May | 31 October 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 WWF-UK launches first tribute fund Tagged with: in memoriam About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The platform can be branded to charity guidelines, is linked to social media and encourages users to share pages and fundraising efforts via their social channels.Maria Dyson, Legacy and In-Memory Supporter Manager at WWF-UK, said: “We’re excited to be able to offer the online tribute fund platform, which forms part of our wider drive to significantly boost the presence of our in-memory donation tools digitally.“We hope the tribute fund service will greatly improve our supporter experience at a difficult time, and also help us to raise funds for our vital work to create a better future for nature and people.”Vicky Reeves, Managing Director Digital at WPNC, added: Advertisement  426 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22last_img read more

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Estudiantes negras/os lideran resistencia al racismo

first_imgAl menos 30 recintos estadounidenses realizaron protestas el 18 de noviembre para responder al creciente número de ataques racistas que están especialmente dirigidos contra estudiantes negras/os y el movimiento Black Lives Matter, BLM (La vida de los negros importa). Estas acciones fueron organizadas por el recién formado Colectivo de Liberación Negra, que creó #studentblackoutday. Entre las universidades que llevaron a cabo estas protestas estaban Tufts, la Universidad de California en Los Ángeles, Stanford, Yale y la Universidad de Massachusetts en Amherst.La gran mayoría de estas universidades tienen poblaciones estudiantiles que son en gran parte blanca y privilegiada con un pequeño porcentaje de estudiantes afroamericanas/os y de otras razas.Este “Día Nacional de Acción” fue la segunda respuesta coordinada desde la inspiradora victoria en la Universidad de Misuri, donde un frente unido de estudiantes blancos y negros, incluyendo el equipo de fútbol, obligó al canciller y al presidente a dimitir el 9 de noviembre. Ambos demostraron ser indiferente a los constantes ataques racistas.Esta universidad está a sólo 100 millas de Ferguson-Misuri, donde el 9 de agosto del 2014, Michael Brown, un joven negro, fue asesinado por un policía blanco, quien posteriormente fue exonerado por un gran jurado secreto.El hecho de que estas protestas tomaran lugar en muchos recintos refleja el alarmante número de incidentes racistas, que no son un fenómeno nuevo – pero ahora se están produciendo en todo el país. Estos incidentes son una extensión de los innumerables casos de brutalidad policial, especialmente asesinatos, de jóvenes negras/os en los centros urbanos, y la alta tasa de encarcelamientos masivos.El mundo entero está viendo claramente la fea realidad de lo que realmente está pasando dentro de estas llamadas “instituciones de educación superior” – es decir, las actitudes y acciones de supremacía blanca, que comienzan desde el tope de la administración colegial.Una página de Facebook llamada “Unión de estudiantes blancos illini” fue descubierto recientemente en la Universidad de Illinois en el área llamada Urbana-Champaign. Esta página neofascista ha demonizado al movimiento BLM tildándolo de “terrorista”. Instó a tomar fotos de activistas negros en las protestas en este recinto.Los creadores de esta página reaccionaria dicen que se inspiraron para comenzar la “Unión” racista después de ver la película, “American History X” del año 1998, una película centrada en la vida de un simpatizante nazi.Estudiantes de derecho de Harvard: ¡Royall debe caer!En la Universidad de Derecho de Harvard en Cambridge-Massachusetts, los racistas han desfigurado retratos de profesores negros con cintas adhesivas negras. Michele Hall, una estudiante negra de segundo año, dijo de las desfiguraciones al Washington Post: “No me sorprendió. Esto es parte de lo que está ocurriendo aquí en Harvard y en otras instituciones de todo el país. Es parte de una narrativa más amplia de que estudiantes negros y estudiantes de color no pertenecen aquí y son excluidos”. (19 de noviembre)Aparte de pedir una investigación de las desfiguraciones como crímenes de odio, el mismo artículo señala que las/os estudiantes negros se han organizado bajo el nombre “Royall Debe Caer”. Este grupo se describe como “un movimiento de estudiantes que piden la descolonización de nuestro recinto, los símbolos, el plan de estudios y la historia de la Escuela de Derecho de Harvard”.Una de las primeras demandas de este grupo es reemplazar la insignia de la escuela de derecho, que es el mismo escudo perteneciente a Isaac Royall Jr., un propietario de esclavos, cuya herencia ayudó a fundar la Escuela de Derecho de Harvard.Lo qué está pasando en las Universidades de Illinois y Harvard es sólo la punta del témpano en términos de una creciente lucha revolucionaria de resistencia en los recintos estadounidenses. Las protestas contra el racismo, sexismo y opresión lgbt están tomando muchas formas y exigiendo demandas inmediatas.Por ejemplo, en la Universidad de Princeton, las/os estudiantes realizaron una protesta en la oficina del presidente el 19 de noviembre, exigiendo que el nombre del presidente racista Woodrow Wilson fuera removido de todos los edificios del recinto. Durante la presidencia de Wilson en la década de 1920, el Ku Klux Klan se envalentonó y miles marcharon por las calles de Washington-DC. Es importante para todas/os los que están en el movimiento progresista seguir fortaleciendo su solidaridad antirracista con BLM dentro y fuera de los recintos – para ayudar a debilitar la pauta de dividir y conquistar del capitalismo en este país y en el exterior.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Actors allow student nurses to be independent

first_img41st Jazz Festival gives guest musicians a chance to perform Student nurses practice concepts they’ve learned in class on mannequins.Photo by: Michelle Ross Twitter Michelle Ross Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ printStudent nurses practice concepts they’ve learned in class on mannequinsPhoto by: Michelle RossNursing students often spend their time shadowing professionals and working in labs on mannequins. Situations with patients can be lacking. To compensate for that, TCU simulates hospital situations using actors as patients and family members. According to the curriculum, students begin practicing with these actors their spring semester of junior year.  Two to three nursing students at a time are challenged to take the concepts they’ve learned in class and apply skills to the patient, said Ashley Franklin, assistant nursing professor.She said the actors receive a one-page description of the scene. They wear a walkie talkie in their ear to hear cues given from the lab instructors.Actors and students fill the empty room to simulate hospital situations.Photo by: Michelle RossProfessional actress Paulie Killgore was hired to act as a family member.“I’ve worked on stage, TV, films, commercials, modeling and in improv,” Killgore said. “I’ve never done a real scenario for training purposes.”Killgore said she played a wife who was visiting her husband in the hospital. Unbeknownst to the student nurses, her character had dementia. While the students treated her husband for asthma and heart troubles, she rummaged through cabinets and took fake pills, even after the students asked her what she was taking. “The pills were actually vitamin B-12,” Killgore said. Franklin said 20 actors are cast in various scenarios in the simulation labs. “Some of the actors do commercials and TV shows,” but there are no qualifications needed to be hired because we have community members too, Franklin said. The lab experience allows students to try things they couldn’t in the hospitals, Franklin said.A pharmacy is also part of the simulation lab.Photo by: Michelle Ross“The hospital nurses tell the students where to step, what to say and what to do,” Franklin said. “Student’s don’t have any authority on the patient.” Junior nursing major Crysta Coomer said, “the simulation labs are really fun and it’s a lot easier to learn in them compared to the hospitals.”“We try to use live actors in every simulation, but mannequins are sometimes used when students practice invasive procedurals,” Franklin said. “Like when a patient needs a tube inserted in their nose or bladder.” After an hour in the simulation lab, students receive feedback from their peers who watched them on TV.Franklin said student feedback on the simulation labs has been very positive, but it can take awhile for students to realize they too have to perform like actors for their classmates.   Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ Michelle Rosshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ Linkedin Classroom technology frustrates faculty, students + posts Linkedin Previous article39th Cowtown Marathon kicks off SaturdayNext articleBullpen fuels No. 1 Frogs to 7-2 win over UTA Michelle Ross RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Michelle Ross is a senior Journalism and Communication Studies double major from Austin, Texas. When she is not in the newsroom, she loves to dance, go on random adventures and pet dogs on campus. Facebook Facebook Aardvark closes, Christ Chapel relocates Rec center app aims to make scheduling workouts easier ReddIt Twitter Michelle Ross https://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-ross/ ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

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Three former policemen convicted of Gongadze murder but instigators have yet to identified

first_img News to go further Help by sharing this information News News “The conviction of the three people who carried it out should not be taken to mean the investigation is over”, the press freedom organisation said. Ending a trial begun in January 2006, a Kiev court today found three former police officers – Mykola Protasov, Oleksandr Popovich and Valeri Kostenko – guilty of carrying out the 2000 murder of investigative journalist Georgiy Gongadze. As requested by prosecutors, Protasov was sentenced to 13 years in prison. The other two were sentenced to 12 years.Reporters Without Borders hails this outcome, but regrets that those who gave the others for Gongadze’s murder still have not been identified.“We are obviously pleased with this verdict,” the press freedom organisation said. “But justice has not yet been fully rendered in the Gongadze case, which shook the entire nation. The instigators of this murder have still to be identified and punished. The conviction of the three people who carried it out should not be taken to mean the investigation is over.”Ukraine’s deputy prosecutor-general Mykola Holomsha, said at the start of the month that he was waiting for the results of the expert analysis of the recordings made by former President Leonid Kuchma’s bodyguard, Mykola Melnychenko. As soon as they are known, the court could formally charge “certain persons” with organising Gongadze’s murder, he said.The editor of the online newspaper Ukrainskaya Pravda, which he created in April 2000, Gongadze often wrote about cases of alleged corruption involving members of the Kuchma government. He was also an active campaigner for more press freedom in Ukraine. He was 31 years old when he was kidnapped on 16 September 2000. A headless body found near Kiev six weeks later was identified as his. Organisation News RSF_en Receive email alerts UkraineEurope – Central Asia UkraineEurope – Central Asia March 15, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Three former policemen convicted of Gongadze murder but instigators have yet to identified Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV Follow the news on Ukraine March 26, 2021 Find out more September 7, 2020 Find out more February 26, 2021 Find out more Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin medialast_img read more

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Blogger.com accessible again

first_img RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Reporters Without Borders welcomes the decision by the Internet Services Unit (ISU) to again allow access to the blog tool blogger.com. The ISU, the agency in charge of censoring the Internet in Saudi Arabia, declined to explain its decision to Reporters Without Borders, which contacted it by phone and then by e-mail. Blogger.com ended up being censored for only two days, on 4 and 5 October. News RSF_en Organisation Reporters Without Borders welcomes the decision by the Internet Services Unit (ISU) to again allow access to the blog tool blogger.com. The ISU, the agency in charge of censoring the Internet in Saudi Arabia, declined to explain its decision to Reporters Without Borders, which contacted it by phone and then by e-mail. Blogger.com ended up being censored for only two days, on 4 and 5 October.______________________________________________________________4.10.05Saudi agency blocks access to blogger.comReporters Without Borders today called on the Internet Services Unit (ISU), the agency that manages Web filtering in Saudi Arabia, to explain why the weblog creation and hosting service blogger.com has been made inaccessible since 3 October, preventing Saudi bloggers from updating their blogs.“Saudi Arabia is one of the countries that censors the Internet the most, but blog services had not until now been affected by the ISU’s filters,” the press freedom organisation said. “The complete blocking of blogger.com, which is one of the biggest blog tools on the market, is extremely worrying. Only China had so far used such an extreme measure to censor the Internet.”Reached by Reporters Without Borders, the ISU recognised that it had blocked access to blogger.com but did not give any reason. Blogger.com is the point of entry to the management interface for all the weblogs hosted on this tool. In other words, this is the webpage bloggers need to access to update their blogs. According to our tests, names under the blogger.com domain (for example, www.myblog.blogger.com) are not however being filtered. This means that Saudi Internet users can still access the blogs hosted on this service.The Saudi authorities acknowledge blacklisting more than 400,000 websites. A very wide range of sites are affected, including political organisations, non-recognised Islamist movements and publications containing any kind of reference to sexuality.The ISU (www.isu.net.sa) is the agency in charge of the Saudi Web censorship system. It manages the gateway used by all local ISPs and is thus able to control all Internet data exchanges. However, it just carries out instructions issued by the Saudi security services and does not itself decided what must be censored. The ISU offers an online form and e-mail address ([email protected]) that allows Internet uses to report what sites they would like to see blocked. Hundreds of such requests are received each day and are dealt with by a team assigned full-time to the job. The ISU’s filtering system uses technology acquired from the US company Secure Computing.Blogger.com is a service provided by the US company Google.The error message : News Help by sharing this information Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Follow the news on Saudi Arabia to go further October 6, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger.com accessible again News Saudi media silent on RSF complaint against MBS April 28, 2021 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 8, 2021 Find out more March 9, 2021 Find out more Saudi ArabiaMiddle East – North Africa Newslast_img read more

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Council Approves New Fire Department Position; Passes 17 Other Items on Consent Calendar

first_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeauty As part of the consent calendar on Monday’s agenda, the City Council passed a resolution approving the new Fire Department position of Supervising Fire Inspector, who will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department’s Fire Prevention Bureau and earn $113,609 annually.The bureau’s activities include code enforcement, fire inspections, plan review, and enforcement of the hazardous material regulatory program, among other functions.The inspector will be responsible for managing staff engaged in fire inspection. It will also perform the most complex and largest-scale inspections and develop and implement fire education programs.City Human Resources officials said they recommended the new classification in the Fire Department as part of a recent review as required under the city’s Manual of Personnel and Administrative Rules.“The creation of a hierarchy within the Inspector Series will help provide a career path for civilian employees within the Fire Department and better leverage the expertise of staff to the benefit of the city and those subject to the regulation of Fire Codes,” Human Resources officials said in the report.The consent calendar is a multi-item part of the City Council agenda which can be passed in its entirety with one vote. Council members have the option of pulling certain items from the consent calendar for further discussion. After an item is pulled it requires a separate vote of the council or it can be held for future discussion.Two items were pulled on Monday by Councilmember Andy Wilson for further discussions.First, Wilson queried the status of grant funding on the Connexionz Ltd. item (No. 4). The project started under grant funding five years ago, but now will be funded by the city.“I just don’t want to make sure we are not funding a system that has been replaced by apps,” Wilson said.Wilson also queried the water main item (No. 8) but eventually moved to pass the item, which was approved unanimously.The following items were also approved as part of Monday’s consent calendar.The following items were also passed as part of Monday’s consent calendarAUTHORIZATION TO CONTRACT WITH BLAIS & ASSOCIATES, INC., FOR GRANT WRITING SERVICES IN AN AMOUNT NOT-TO-EXCEED $303,450The council authorized the City Manager to enter into a contract, based on a competitive selection process with Blais & Associates, Inc., for grant writing services for three years for an amount not-to-exceed $182,070 with the option of two one-year extensions at $60,690 each year, subject to the approval of the City Manager, for a maximum contract term of five years and a total not-to-exceed contract value of $303,450.AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH JASON ADDISON SMITH CONSULTING SERVICES AND BUREAU VERITAS, TO PROVIDE BUILDING INSPECTION SERVICES FOR THE PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, BUILDING AND SAFETY DIVISIONThe council authorized City Manager Steve Mermell to enter into a contract not to exceed $100,000 for Building Inspection Services or a three-year period, whichever occurs first, with Jason Addison Smith Consulting Services, Inc. following a competitive bidding process. The vote also authorized Mermell to enter into a separate contract for Building Inspection Services following a competitive selection process for an amount not-to-exceed $100,000 or a three-year period, whichever occurs first, with Bureau Veritas. Mermell can extend each contract for up to two additional one-year periods not-to-exceed $100,000 per year.AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH SCOTT FAZEKAS AND ASSOCIATES AND TRUE NORTH COMPLIANCE SERVICES FOR BUILDING AND FIRE PLAN REVIEW SERVICES FOR THE PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, BUILDING AND SAFETY DIVISIONThe City Manager will enter into a contract for Plan Review Services following a competitive selection process for an amount not-to-exceed $300,000 or a three-year period, whichever occurs first, with Scott Fazekas and Associates; the City Manager will enter into a separate $300,000 contract or a three-year period with True North Compliance Services, Inc. The City Manager can extend each contract for up to two additional one-year periods not-to-exceed $300,000 per year.AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH CONNEXIONZ, LTD. FOR $1,533,220 FOR HARDWARE, MAINTENANCE AND SUPPORT FOR THE PASADENA REAL-TIME TRANSIT VEHICLE ARRIVAL INFORMATION SYSTEMThe City Manager is authorized to enter into a contract with Connexionz, Ltd for hardware, maintenance and support in an amount not-to-exceed $889,503 (which includes a contingency of $119,371) over a five-year period.The contract can be extended for one two-year option term in the amount of $366,777 (which includes $50,590 in contingency); b) to purchase optional hardware in the amount of $183,927; and c) to expand the maintenance, warranty and support for a fleet of up to 60 public transit vehicles in the amount of $93,013 with a maximum contract length of seven years and a not-to-exceed contract amount of $1,533,220. The City Council granted the proposed contract an exemption from the Competitive Selection process.ITEM 5 WAS PULLED. IT WAS NOT POSTED. NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED.FIREFIGHTER INSPECTOR – SEE TOP STORYAUTHORIZE A TIME EXTENSION ON CONTRACT NO. 31017 WITH STAPLES ENERGY FOR THE PROVISION OF COMMERCIAL ENERGY AND WATER DIRECT INSTALLATION PROGRAM SERVICES.The City Council voted to allow the City Manager, or his designee, to amend Contract No. 31017 with Staples Energy for the installation of energy and water-conservation devices, equipment, and services for Pasadena Water and Power (“PWP”) under the Water and Energy Direct Install Program (“WeDIP”), to extend the contract expiration date by five months from February 28, 2021 until July 31, 2021 without increasing the total authorized contract amount.CONTRACT AWARD TO MCC EQUIPMENT RENTALS, INC., FOR WATER MAIN INSTALLATIONSThe Council voted to accept the bid dated September 28, submitted by MCC Equipment Rentals, Inc., in response to Specifications WD-21-01, reject all other bids received, and authorize the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract not-to-exceed $1,975,757, which includes the base contract amount of $1,796,143 and a contingency of $179,614 to provide for any necessary change orders.AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO PURCHASE ORDERS WITH ORGANIC PLANET TRUCK AND TRANSPORT, INC., AND WEST COAST SAND & GRAVEL, INC., TO FURNISH AND DELIVER ROCK AND BITUMINOUS MATERIALS FOR AN AMOUNT NOT-TO-EXCEED $701,961 AND $373,884 FOR AN INITIAL TERM OF THREE YEARS FOR THE WATER AND POWER DEPARTMENTVia a sweep vote, the Council accepted the bid dated Sept. 2, 2020, submitted by Organic Planet Truck and Transport, Inc., in response to Specification WD-20-14, to furnish and deliver rock materials for the Water and Power Department (“PWP”), and authorized the City Manager to enter into a purchase order with Organic Planet Truck and Transport, Inc., for an amount not-to-exceed $701,961 for an initial term of three years, or until funds are expended, whichever occurs first; with two optional one-year terms of $233,987 each, or until funds are expended, whichever occurs first. If the two additional one-year terms are exercised, the total contract value would be $1,169,935 for a maximum contract duration of five years.And accept a separate bid dated Sept. 2, submitted by West Coast Sand & Gravel, Inc., in response to Specification WD-20-14, to furnish and deliver bituminous materials for PWP, and authorize the issuance of a purchase order with West Coast Sand & Gravel, Inc., for an amount not-to-exceed $373,884 for an initial term of three years, or until funds are expended, whichever occurs first; with two optional one-year terms of $124,628 each, or until funds are expended, whichever occurs first. If the two additional one year terms are exercised, the total contract value would be $623,140 for a maximum contract duration of five years.AUTHORIZATION TO INCREASE THE CONTRACT VALUE OF CONTRACT NO. 31566 WITH PERCEPTIV, INC., FOR A LOCAL PUBLIC EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT CAMPAIGN ON HOMELESSNESS BY $5,000 FOR A NOT-TO-EXCEED AMOUNT OF $76,250The City Manager is authorized to amend Contract No. 31566 with Perceptiv, Inc., to increase the total contract value by $5,000 for a not-to-exceed amount of $76,250 for a local public education and engagement campaign on homelessness.AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH FLINTRIDGE TREE CARE, INC., TO PROVIDE POWER LINE CLEARANCE TREE TRIMMING SERVICES FOR THE WATER AND POWER DEPARTMENT FOR A MAXIMUM CONTRACT AMOUNT NOT-TO-EXCEED $13,401,420The city accepts the bid dated Aug. 13, 2020 from Flintridge Tree Care, Inc., in response to Specifications for Tree Trimming Services for the Water and Power Department; authorize the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract for an initial period not-to-exceed one year or until $2,680,284 is expended, whichever comes first; authorize the City Manager, or his designee, to enter into a contract not-to-exceed two years or until $5,360,568 is expended, whichever comes first, after the initial one-year period reaches completion. The City Manager, or his designee is authorized to extend the contract for up to two additional one-year terms, each not-to-exceed $2,680,284, whichever comes first, for a maximum contract length of five years and a total contract amount of $13,401,420.AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO CONTRACTS WITH GEOSYNTEC CONSULTANTS, INC., AND WOOD RODGERS, INC., TO PROVIDE ON-CALL HYDROGEOLOGICAL SERVICES FOR THE WATER AND POWER DEPARTMENTThe City Council authorizes the City Manager to enter into a contract for an amount not-to-exceed $2,000,000 or four years, whichever comes first, as the result of a competitive selection process, pursuant to Pasadena Municipal Code Section 4.08.047, with Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., (“Geosyntec”) to provide on-call hydrogeological services; and the City Manager is authorized to enter into a contract for an amount not-to-exceed $2,000,000 or four years, whichever comes first, as the result of a competitive selection process, with Wood Rodgers, Inc., (“Wood Rodgers”) to provide on-call hydrogeological services.CONTRACT AWARD TO GOLDEN HANDS AUTO BODY, INC., FOR LIGHT TO MEDIUM DUTY COLLISION REPAIR SERVICES ON CITY-OWNED VEHICLES FOR AN AMOUNT NOT-TO-EXCEED $875,000 FOR UP TO FIVE YEARSThe city accepted the bid dated Sept. 14, submitted by Golden Hands Auto Body, Inc., (Golden Hands) for Light to Medium Duty Vehicle Collision Repair; reject all other bids received; and authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Golden Hands for an amount not-to-exceed $525,000 (which includes a $15,750 contingency) over a three-year period with the option for two additional one-year extensions in the annual amount of $175,000 (which includes a $5,250 contingency), at the discretion of the City Manager, for a maximum total contract length of five years and a total contract amount of $875,000.CONTRACT AWARD TO WONDRIES FAMILY COLLISION CENTER, LLC, FOR MEDIUM TO HEAVY DUTY COLLISION REPAIR SERVICES ON CITY-OWNED VEHICLES FOR AN AMOUNT NOT-TO-EXCEED $300,000 FOR UP TO FIVE YEARSThe city accepted the bid dated Sept. 15 submitted by Wondries Family Collision Center, LLC (“Wondries Collision”), for Medium to Heavy Duty Vehicle Collision Repair; reject all other bids; and authorize the City Manager to enter into a contract with Wondries Collision for an amount not-to-exceed $180,000 (which includes a $5,400 contingency) over a three-year period with the option for two additional one-year extensions in the annual amount of $60,000 (which includes a $1,800 contingency), at the discretion of the City Manager, for a maximum total contract length of five years and a total contract amount of $300,000.AUTHORIZATION TO AMEND CONTRACT NO. 31497 WITH HARVEST VILLAGE MINISTRIES, INC., TO INCREASE THE TOTAL NOT-TO-EXCEED AMOUNT BY $85,000 FROM $255,190 TO $340,190 AND TO EXTEND THE CONTRACT PERIOD FOR COMMUNITY BASED ADVOCATE SERVICES FOR THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTThe City Council authorized the City Manager to amend Contract No. 31497 with Harvest Village Ministries, Inc., to increase the contract amount by $85,000, thereby increasing the total not-to-exceed amount from $255,190 to $340,190, and to extend the contract period through Jan. 31, 2021 or until the contract amount is fully expended, whichever comes first.The City Council also granted the contract an exemption.FINANCE COMMITTEE: AUTHORIZE PURCHASE ORDER WITH ENTERPRISE FLEET MANAGEMENT TRUST FOR THE LEASE OF TWENTY FIVE (25) NON-ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES FOR AN AMOUNT NOT-TO-EXCEED $1,221,495The Council authorized the City Manager to enter into a purchase order with Enterprise Fleet Management Trust (“EFM”) in the amount not-to-exceed $732,897 for an initial term of three years, with two one-year extensions of $244,299 per year. If the two additional terms are exercised the total contract would be $1,221,495 for a maximum duration of five years. The Pasadena Police Department conducted a competitive bid process in November 2019 for Fleet Management Services and on Feb. 10, 2020 the City Council accepted the bid; and approved a journal voucher to transfer $225,826 from the Fleet Equipment Replacement Fund to the Police Department in Fiscal Year 2021 Operating Budget for vehicles that are moving from the fleet equipment replacement program to a lease arrangement.FINANCE COMMITTEE: AMENDMENTS TO FISCAL YEAR 2021 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM BUDGETAmended the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Capital Improvement Program Budget.FINANCE COMMITTEE: AMENDMENTS TO FISCAL YEAR 2021 ADOPTED OPERATING BUDGETApproved amending the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) Adopted Operating Budget as detailed in the agenda report and increasing the citywide total Full-time Equivalents (FTE) by 4.00 limited term FTEs; and authorize the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the State of California Office of Traffic Safety for acceptance of Selective and Traffic Enforcement Program Grant funds. Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Government Council Approves New Fire Department Position; Passes 17 Other Items on Consent Calendar Here’s what was passed with a sweep motion STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, October 19, 2020 | 2:53 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. 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Case adjourned pending directions of DPP

first_imgNewsLocal NewsCase adjourned pending directions of DPPBy admin – October 4, 2011 941 WhatsApp A CONVICTED gang rapist has been granted bail at Limerick District Court after he was arrested and charged with an assault on a woman, as well as breaches of the public order act. 24-year-old Dean Barry with an address at Garryglass Avenue was arrested after gardai were called to a disturbance on Vartry Avenue, Raheen. Barry was found at the scene to be involved with a number of others as part of a verbal dispute. Gardai told Limerick District Court that he was seen shouting and roaring at people in the vicinity shortly after 9.30pm.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up During the course of their initial investigation, gardai gave evidence that Barry was seen striking out at a female and punching her in the face. He was said to have been very abusive and highly intoxicated.Judge Eamon O’Brien heard that the accused man was arrested and charged with the offences and held to appear before court on September 29 last.Dean Barry has 47 previous convictions, including the gang rape of a woman in Cratloe while her boyfriend was locked in the car booth.Judge Eamon O’Brien consented to bail after no objection was made by the State and he was ordered to sign on, stay away from the alleged injured party and the area.Ted McCarthy solicitor was assigned as legal aid for the accused and the matter was adjourned until November 24 next for the directions of the DPP to be furnished to the court. Advertisement Print Emailcenter_img Facebook Twitter Previous article32-year-old man charged with Purcell murderNext articleLynxs deal launchpad for global cargo hub admin Linkedinlast_img read more

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Man and woman arrested in Derry in relation to Peace Bridge robbery

first_img Previous articleEmergency legislation to liquidate Anglo rushed through Dail overnightNext articleCommon Agricultural Policy must be maintained – MEP Higgins News Highland By News Highland – February 7, 2013 Facebook Police in Derry have arrested a 19 yr-old woman and a 25 yr-old man in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at the Peace Bridge in Derry on Tuesday.At approximately 8.25pm a female was walking along the Peace Bridge towards the Waterside when she was robbed at knife point.A male approached her from behind and made off with her handbag. The male then ran towards Foyle Street where it is believed he got into a taxi and was dropped off in Great James Street.He is believed to have been wearing a blue tracksuit top. Man and woman arrested in Derry in relation to Peace Bridge robbery PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Google+center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitterlast_img read more

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Salmon fishing season extended due to bad weather

first_img Previous article47-year-old man described as hero after six children rescued near PortnooNext articleHollywood star congratulates Donegal teens on their leadership awards News Highland Salmon fishing season extended due to bad weather Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week The salmon fishing season on two Donegal rivers has been extended due to poor weather and floods.In a statement released today, it was announced the annual closed season for salmon and sea trout using a draft net, which came into operation yesterday, is to be extended until midnight on the 14th August in a small number of waters around the country – including on the Owenea/Owentocker and Gweebarra rivers in Letterkenny. Pinterest By News Highland – August 2, 2012 WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Twitter Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegallast_img read more

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Serious concern over future of Buncrana Tidy Towns Committee

first_img Google+ Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Previous articleNo people awaiting in-patient beds at LUHNext articleAED Defibrillator installed at Mountain Top Letterkenny News Highland Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Serious concern over future of Buncrana Tidy Towns Committee By News Highland – April 4, 2019 center_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Serious concern has been raised over the future of Buncrana Tidy Towns Committee.It’s understood that there’s major discontent among members of the committee over what they say is a lack of support and resources from Donegal County CouncilDespite a commitment that resources would not be scaled back after the abolishment of the Town Council in 2014, members say that services have been seriously impacted.Cllr Jack Murray says frustration is heightening, and all Inishowen Cllrs must unite on the issue to find a solution:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/buncranatidyraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more