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California Department of Fish Wildfire & Sheriff’s Altadena Station Issued Warning About Living in Bear Country

first_img 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 More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS In the aftermath of a big bear being spotted Thursday morning eating trash from an Altadena home, the California Department of Fish Wildfire, as well as the sheriff’s Altadena station today issued some advice about living in bear country.Bears and other animals are attracted to anything edible or smelly.• Store garbage in bear-proof containers, or store garbage in your garage until pick-up.• Keep food indoors or in airtight and odor-free containers.• Put away picnic leftovers; clean BBQ grills.• Keep pet food inside, and bird feeders away.• Pick up fallen tree fruit as soon as possible, or protect fruit trees with electric fencing.• Remove cosmetic fragrances and other attractants, including bird feeders and compost piles.• Install or request bear-proof trash containers.Thursday’s large bear was spotted about 10 a.m. Thursday in the 2800 block of North Holliston Avenue, according to a statement from the sheriff’s Altadena station.Bear Country Precautions:• Keep a close watch on children, and teach them what to do if they encounter a bear.• While hiking, make noise to avoid a surprise encounter with a bear.• Never keep food in your tent.• Store food and toiletries in bear-proof containers or in an airtight container in the trunk of your vehicle.• Keep a clean camp by cleaning up and storing food and garbage immediately after meals.• Use bear-proof garbage cans whenever possible or store your garbage in a secure location with your food.• Never approach a bear or pick up a bear cub.• If you encounter a bear, do not run; instead, face the animal, make noise and try to appear as large as possible.• If attacked, fight back.• If a bear attacks a person, immediately call 911.When wild animals are allowed to feed on human food and garbage, they lose their natural ways – often resulting in death for the animal. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Simple Steps To Catch Your Crush’s Eye On InstagramHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 latest #1 California Department of Fish Wildfire & Sheriff’s Altadena Station Issued Warning About Living in Bear Country From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 9, 2013 | 6:01 pm Business News Subscribe Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Industry Pros Shifting Focus Toward REO Restoration

first_img According to a new survey by Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A., restoration and improvement of REO properties is becoming an increasing priority for many industry professionals. Altisource today released additional results from its inaugural Default Servicing Survey, which revealed that 93 percent of the over 200 mortgage default servicing professionals surveyed said that their organization is making an investment to improve the REO properties under their management. That investment was described as “significant” by 62 percent of those surveyed.Min Alexander, SVP, Real Estate Services, Altisource, said in a press release:For many home buyers, access to conventional financing and move-in ready condition are requirements to purchase their next home. Distressed properties, including REO, have historically been marketed in as-is condition, at times limiting the potential buyer pool. Servicers are changing this by increasing investments to maintain or improve the condition of these properties, attracting more owner-occupant home buyers.With shortages among both housing inventory and recent dips in the housing labor force, moving REO inventory is an obvious opportunity for servicers. According to the Default Servicing Survey, 82 percent of surveyed servicing professionals ranked investing in improving the condition of their REO assets as “among their top three most effective ways for attracting traditionally minded consumers to the REO market.” Other important tactics listed include offering financing options (76 percent) and letting buyers work with a real estate agent (43 percent).Unsurprisingly, a focus on technological solutions also stood out in the Survey results. Ninety-five percent of those surveyed said access to easy-to-use resources such as online auctions, positively affected consumer participation in the default market. Making sure that those auction pages include things like local school stats and virtual tours is also key—61 percent of those surveyed listed those sorts of customer-friendly inclusions as “among their top three methods to attract consumers to the REO market.”Marcello Mastioni, President, Real Estate Marketplace, Altisource, said:The REO market offers both servicers and consumers a compelling opportunity to meet each other’s needs and solve for today’s supply-demand disconnect. Technological innovation, such as online real estate marketing platforms like Hubzu, can help savvy buyers discover a new pool of properties. Servicers’ investments in consumer-friendly features, along with improvements in property conditions, are broadening home buyers’ horizons and encouraging them to consider the REO market. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Industry Pros Shifting Focus Toward REO Restoration Previous: Meritage, Operation Homefront Present Veteran Mortgage-Free Home Next: MCS to Acquire Carrington Home Solutions’ Field Services Division Industry Pros Shifting Focus Toward REO Restorationcenter_img Altisource Default Servicing default servicing survey REO 2017-11-20 David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Altisource Default Servicing default servicing survey REO Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, News November 20, 2017 2,187 Views Subscribelast_img read more

The Funky Meters Bring On John Medeski To Show Boulder How It’s Done [Photos]

first_imgThe Funky Meters hit The Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado, on Thursday evening, performing to a packed house eager to see the all-star roster of musicians gracing the Fox’s stage. Unfortunately, Art Neville was unable to make the show, though the disappointment this brought was alleviated somewhat with the announcement that keyboard wizard John Medeski would be subbing in for the legendary keys player. Despite these changes, The Funky Meters tore up The Fox Theatre, delighting the crowd with a dialed-in and precise musicianship reserved for only the greats. You can check out photos from the Funky Meters’ performance below, courtesy of C. B. Klein. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Group reviews ImproveND survey

first_img“We asked the question how much time an individual student spends on academic activities outside of class and there was a huge difference based on the College,” she said. Hoffman Harding asked COR members to take in what the survey revealed and think of ways how student leaders can address the issues of concern. “The University officers weren’t very happy with these results,” Hoffman Harding said. “They want to make sure they’re serving the students in their academic endeavors.”Soler said she was also surprised by the results. According to the results of the survey over 60 percent of Arts and Letters and Business students spend 15 hours a less on academic work outside of class. This is a huge contrast to the School of Architecture, where 80 percent of students said they spend 25 hours or more a week on academic work. The survey had 51 percent participation of the undergraduate students, which Hoffman Harding said “was really good considering the survey wasn’t mandatory.” The Council of Representatives (COR) was given a presentation about the results of the ImproveND survey and what the implications are for student government at its meeting last night.  “I’m pretty shocked especially being a Business major,” she said. “We do a lot of group projects and still over 60 percent say that they spend less than 15 hours a week studying.” “This survey was one big effort,” Hoffman Harding said. “We’ve never really done a comprehensive student services survey before this.”center_img The results of the survey were examined in the context of gender, class year and College and focused on three main categories of academic services, extra and co-curricular activities and campus environment and services.  “This survey was really extensive about everything at Notre Dame,” student body president Catherine Soler said. “This is about what students want.” Hoffman Harding said the survey showed many students are upset by the lack of diversity on campus, something Hoffman Harding said has become a “high priority for the University.” Associate Vice President for Strategic Planning Erin Hoffman Harding said the ImproveND survey, administered to the student body in January, was different than previous surveys given to the student body. Hoffman Harding said many of the resulting figures from the survey fit with the results of past services in regards to specific subjects and areas. But she said some of the results were “shocking.” “The one big question we have for you coming out of this is what do you student leaders think is important,” she said. “We did this for a reason. We want to better ourselves and make Notre Dame better for you.”last_img read more

Indonesia says trade, investment deal with Australia takes effect

first_imgAn Indonesia-Australia deal that eliminates most trade tariffs between the two nations and aims to open up investment, took effect on Sunday, Indonesia’s Trade Ministry said.The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), signed last year and ratified by the Indonesia’s parliament in February, aims to boost bilateral trade that was worth $7.8 billion in 2019.”COVID-19 has resulted in economic slowdown in nearly all countries,” Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto said in a statement. “IA-CEPA momentum can be used to maintaining Indonesian trade and improve competitiveness.” In a signing ceremony last year, the two countries said the pact would eliminate all Australian tariffs on imports from Indonesia, while 94% of Indonesian tariffs would be gradually removed.Australia aims to boost exports including wheat, iron ore and dairy, while Indonesia hopes to increase automotive exports, textile and electronics. The deal opens up investment, including for Australian universities in Indonesia.The ministry said in the statement it has issued three regulations to allow for implementation of the deal.Topics :last_img read more

38 Pennsylvania Career and Technical Centers Receive Funding for Equipment Upgrades

first_imgA W Beattie Career Center$30,776 November 28, 2018 Lebanon County CTC$16,860 Parkway West CTC$24,080 Berks CTC$27,925 Bucks County Technical High School$50,000 SUN Area Technical Institute$40,850 Franklin County CTC$26,000 Eastern Westmoreland CTC$22,702 Eastern Center for Arts & Technology$8,813 Lehigh Career & Technical Institute$50,000 Crawford County CTC$45,585 CTC of Lackawanna County$16,733 Keystone Central CTC$3,720 North Montco Tech Career Center$50,000 Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center$32,785 Lancaster County CTC$49,729 Greater Johnstown CTC$35,517 38 Pennsylvania Career and Technical Centers Receive Funding for Equipment Upgrades Schuylkill Technology Centers$23,977 Lenape Tech$7,248 Monroe Career & Tech Inst$42,835 Warren County AVTS$19,000 Fayette County Career & Technical Institute$48,329 Butler County AVTS$6,500 Mercer County Career Center$37,591 Middle Bucks Institute of Technology$44,290 Dauphin County Technical School$40,100 Susquehanna County CTC$13,355 Greater Altoona CTC$49,800 Upper Bucks County Technical School$43,226 Central PA Institute of Science & Technology$50,000 York Co School of Technology$45,000 Northern Westmoreland CTC$2,000 Central Westmoreland CTC$15,089 Clarion County Career Center$1,600 Economy,  Education,  Innovation,  PAsmart,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is awarding nearly $1.2 million in competitive grants to 38 career and technical centers and area vocational technical education schools to purchase new equipment that will give students hands-on training for careers needed by local employers.“There is incredible demand for skilled workers in communities throughout Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “This equipment will help students get the training they need for good jobs in their local communities. This will further strengthen our talented and educated workforce and continue to bring jobs to Pennsylvania while making our economy stronger.”The maximum grant allowed under the program is $50,000, and each grant must be matched dollar-for-dollar from a local source which could include local school funds or contributions from businesses and industry partners.“To prepare students for the 21st century jobs that are driving the Pennsylvania economy, schools need to offer students hands-on training on equipment that is consistent with industry standards,” Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera said. “These grants, which require a local match, help institutions around the state train their students for the jobs that exist in their local community.”Investing in job training is a priority for Governor Wolf. In addition to these grants, the governor secured an additional $10 million for career and technical education in the 2018-19 state budget – the first increase in 10 years. The governor also launched PAsmart, a $30 million investment in science and technology education, apprenticeships and job training. Through competitive grants, PAsmart will help workers and students get the skills for good, middle-class jobs.Learn more about PAsmart and other programs helping Pennsylvanians get skills needed in the workforce at pa.gov/guides/working-training-pa.The recipients of a 2018-19 Competitive CTE Equipment Grant include: Career Institute of Technology$19,000 Venango Technology Center$21,255 Western Montgomery CTC$44,750 Reading Muhlenberg CTC$50,000 For more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs please visit the Department of Education’s website at www.education.pa.gov or follow PDE on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Broadbeach Waters abode was once home to the late Dame Zara Bate

first_img58 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.A wooden staircase leads to the second level where there is a main bedroom with a balcony and freestanding bath, and three more bedrooms. Other features include a media room, pontoon and kitchen with Bosch appliances. Address: 58 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters Agent: Stuart Reeder, Ray White Broadbeach/ Mermaid WatersPrice: $2.395 millionInspections: Sat and Sun, 11.45am-12.15pm 58 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.Floor to ceiling windows allow the view to be fully appreciated when inside the house.“There’s a 6m void and as soon as you enter the front door you can see the view,” Mr Russo, a photographer said.The ground level features an open-plan design with concrete floors while the lounge and living areas open out to the pool and entertaining area. Dame Zara Bate resided at 58 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.Mr Russo said he stayed at the 850 sqm property with Ms Bate’s sons before buying the property.“We stayed there after Zara passed away and I remember catching a lot of fish out the back and thinking ‘that’s it I’m buying this house’,” Mr Russo said. 58 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.“You expect to see water and houses but you just see mangroves and trees,” he said. “It’s all natural and will never be built on – it’s just beautiful. I get mesmerised just looking at the water. If you want to live in paradise than this is the place.” center_img 58 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours agoHe eventually knocked the rundown residence down to make way for a modern five-bedroom house which was completed seven years ago. He said the vista – overlooking Cascade Gardens — was one of his favourite features. 58 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.IT has a colourful history but this Broadbeach Waters property is now home to a modern abode.Homeowner Emanuele Russo’s family bought the block in 1991.In the 1980s it was home to the late Dame Zara Bate, fashion designer and wife of Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt.last_img read more

Avon Pension Fund searches for hedge fund managers for £165m mandate

first_imgFive percent translates as approximately £165m at current levels, the fund said in the tender notice.The return target for the portfolio is three-month LIBOR plus 3%, or 6% – whichever is the higher – net of fees over rolling three-year periods.Volatility should be one-third to a half of equity markets, the pension fund stipulated.The contract is set to last for 60 months from the date of the award.The deadline for receipt of requests of documents or for accessing documents is midday on 22 December. The Avon Pension Fund is looking for managers to take on a £165m (€211m) mandate to run a portfolio of hedge funds.The UK local authority pension fund – run by Bath and North East Somerset Council – has put out an EU tender for companies to bid for the mandate to set up, implement and manage a diversified portfolio of hedge funds.The pension fund, which already has a 10% allocation to hedge funds, according to data from its website, says the proposed portfolio will equate to around 5% of its assets.No one at the pension fund was immediately available to comment on the tender.last_img read more

Fugro to pay $26.8 million after losing in arbitration case with Tasik

first_imgThe article has been updated with a statement from Tasik Subsea. Dutch contractor Fugro has lost its arbitration with Singapore’s Tasik Toba Subsea related to an early termination of a six-year charter for the Southern Star vessel. As a result, Fugro has been ordered to pay $26.8 million to Tasik.Southern Star vessel. Source: TasikThe vessel started its charter with Fugro in June 2017 and it was supposed to remain with the Dutch company for the following six years. However, Fugro in March 2019 decided to terminate the deal and returned the vessel to its owner.According to Tasik, the vessel had been almost continuously employed by Fugro on some 11 projects in DP3 mode, in Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia during its charter.Following the termination, Fugro has been involved in arbitration proceedings with Tasik regarding the handing back of the long-term chartered DP3 diving support vessel, the Southern Star, to Tasik.According to Fugro, the arbitration tribunal delivered its decision in which it determined that the charter party should not have been terminated and thus Tasik was awarded a sum of $26.8 million.Fugro added it still had a number of counterclaims against Tasik which had not yet been deliberated or decided by the arbitration tribunal and which would be addressed at a later point this year.The Southern Star is equipped with a DP3 dynamic positioning system, 300msw Saturation diving system, and 150-tonne SWL active heave compensated subsea crane.In a separate statement on Wednesday, John Giddens, Tasik CEO, described the award to his company of $26.8 million as a ‘victory for the little guy.’Giddens said: “The press release from Fugro correctly stated that Tasik has been awarded $26.8 million but it failed to mention that we have significant deferred claims against the Dutch company’s Singapore-based subsidiary, which dwarf the counterclaims to which Fugro has referred. These claims are expected to be heard later this year and we’re demanding that Fugro issue balanced and accurate press releases (if any) in connection with our vessel in future.”Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Dominicans asked to take make early preparations for 2012 hurricane season

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet LocalNews Dominicans asked to take make early preparations for 2012 hurricane season by: – April 5, 2012 Sharecenter_img 11 Views   no discussions Share Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit (file photo).Dominicans are being asked to make early preparations ahead of the upcoming 2012 Hurricane Season.That call has been made by the country’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.He told the ninth inaugural meeting of the Mahaut/Jimmit/Tarreau Village Council last night that precaution is better than cure.“Every time this hurricane season comes around I get very anxious and nervous because I know that we do not have the resources to respond to any damages caused by any natural disasters. I am urging us while we cannot prevent a hurricane from hitting us, we can prepare for it and minimize the impact on our properties and communities”.He warned that citizens must take action now in ensuring that their homes are secured ahead of time.“Start preparing for the season. Ensure that we can look at all the older persons who need improvements in their homes. Do not wait for the disaster to hit. We saw what the flashfloods did to our homes in the constituency. When I saw the extent of damages and individual loss, I am saying we need to take heed of the change in climatic conditions”.The government assisted over 120 families who were affected by flooding due to Tropical Storm Ophelia last year.“Thank God government was able to locate resources to help over 120 people in these communities where we gave you 60% of what you claimed you loss. We have done so in a very difficult economic environment. Dominica is not immune to the global crisis but because of the commitment of government, we had to look deep into our reserves to assist you,” he said.Meanwhile he announced that funds have already been approved for the construction of river defenses to mitigate against future disasters.“Soon we shall start actual construction of river defense walls in Massacre and Mahaut,” he added.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more