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the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve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SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published.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 * More Cool Stuff Los Angeles Councilman Paul Krekorian and L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer said today that the Federal Aviation Administration is still not giving people in the San Fernando Valley enough time to comment on plans for a terminal replacement project at the Hollywood Burbank Airport.The airport is owned by the Burbank–Glendale–Pasadena Airport Authority and controlled by the governments of those cities.Because Los Angeles is not represented on the Airport Authority commission, public comment on airport projects is the only way for L.A. residents to be heard as part of this project’s environmental review process.The FAA granted a 21-day extension period for public comment on the environmental report for the proposed 14-terminal replacement project. The councilman and city attorney had asked for a 75-day extension.The public now has until Oct. 27 to comment on a nearly 3,000-page document, Krekorian said.“The FAA’s extension falls far short of what would be an appropriate amount of time for a project of this magnitude,” Krekorian said. “Regrettably, the FAA has again missed an opportunity to demonstrate good faith to the people of the San Fernando Valley who suffer the consequences of the agency’s decisions.“Still, this extension does give the public three more weeks to submit comments, and I urge every resident of our community who is impacted by the airport to act swiftly to make their voices heard.”Krekorian said residents in the San Fernando Valley have already dealt with aircraft noise for years, and most recently the FAA’s NextGen strategy rerouted many flights that residents have said fly over their homes.“Whether it’s changing flight patterns or building a new 14-gate terminal, what happens at Burbank Airport has huge implications for valley residents’ quality of life,”’ Feuer said. “We pushed the FAA for more days but got just 21. So time is short, and I encourage every resident who cares about this issue to weigh in while you can. This is a major project and it’simperative that the FAA hear from you.”The environmental report addresses a number of potential effects concerning a project that could affect residents and businesses in direct proximity to the project, Feuer said. Community News Officials Want More Time from FAA to Comment on Airport Terminal Project CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 1:42 pm Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Subscribe
The international reputation of British universities is under fire, according to figures released this week by UCAS.The year 2011, according to these statistics, saw a drop of 11% in applications for British universities from within the European Union.Though the number of international applicants to British universities is still on the rise, the decline in EU-based applicants could have disastrous consequences: Consultancy firm London Economics estimates that £5.66bn could be lost in revenue from fees in the next decade. Failure to recruit international students could also lead indirectly to a loss of £2.3bn in the British economy.Several factors have contributed to the declining popularity of British universities amongst students in the EU. For the first time this year, applicants from the European Union are facing the new tuition fees of £9,000 a year, with the result that many European students are choosing to study in their countries of residence. In addition, it would seem that immigration crackdowns and negative publicity are discouraging potential foreign applicants.At the University of Oxford, foreign students constitute a greater proportion of the undergraduate body than the national average: At Oxford, 15% of undergraduates are international students; the national average is 12%. Oxford, it seems, retains its appeal for foreign students, who comprise over a third of the university’s student body, some 7,500 students.Jakub Warmuz, a first year computer scientist from Poland, spoke to Cherwell about his reasons for applying to Oxford, emphasising the university’s enduring reputation as an internationally-acclaimed hub of intellectual activity, “I’ve chosen Oxford because I’ve always dreamed of studying here, since my first visit to the UK, when I was about 11. Actually, I was so determined to study here that I didn’t even apply for any university in Poland.“I applied because of Oxford’s worldwide reputation and everyday opportunities to meet world specialists in any field” he said. “I also wanted to meet people from different parts of the globe, to exchange opinions, to build up my knowledge of different cultures, and possibly arrange some international business after graduating. It’s not that it’s not possible in Polish universities, but the percentage of international students in Polish universities is incomparable to that in Oxford”.Though Warmuz was enthusiastic on the possibilities with which Oxford provided him, he also commented on the obstacles international students might face, “Some students don’t want to leave their friends and family in their native country. Also, a lot of people don’t believe in English skills, and don’t even consider studying abroad because of an assumption that they’ll fail linguistically”.
The €4.9bn pension fund PNO Media said that it would stop investing in infrastructure and microfinance, following an assessment of returns versus risks and costs.Although its 2% infrastructure holdings returned 13.2% last year, its 1% microfinance portfolio yielded no more than 1.9%, under-performing the benchmark by 4.1 percentage points, it said in its annual report for 2014.The media scheme posted an overall result of 15.9%, which was boosted by 4.5 percentage points due to its interest hedge.However, the fund said it had lost out even higher returns, as it had reduced its hedging level from 40% to 25% in the belief that interest rates would rise in the mid-term. As a consequence of the adjustment, its funding based on market rates fell from 105.3% to 100.1% during the year. Its new and official policy funding level – the average coverage of the previous 12 months – stood at 101.4%, it said.Last year, the scheme’s board adjusted its strategic asset allocation by reducing the target weighting of credit (-2%), emerging market equity (-1%) and private equity (-1%) in favour of government bonds (+1%), residential mortgages (+1%) and US equity (+2%), while keeping its strategic interest hedge at 40%.PNO Media’s 50.8% fixed income portfolio returned 15.6%, with European AAA government paper generating more than 29%.Residential mortgages and European credit yielded 8.2% and 7.8% respectively, it said.Equity holdings, accounting for over a third of assets, delivered returns of 14.5%, with US stocks producing a 29.5% return. That said, the scheme indicated that it could not fully benefit from the performance of US equity and the rise of the dollar against the euro, as it had hedged 75% of the currency risk.Also mainly thanks to well-performing US markets, the pension fund’s property investments – chiefly in the residential and retail sector, through non-listed funds – returned 5.8%.PNO Media further said that it had decided to increase its investment volume for private equity, as the pay out of maturing projects started exceeding investments. The asset class returned 14.1%The scheme has been investing in private equity in co-operation with SPF Beheer, the asset manager of the €14bn railways scheme SPF, since 2001.The media pension fund made clear that it was looking into the options to widening its scope of pension plans, to encourage small companies with many young staff to join the industry-wide scheme.“We see growth potential in initially charging young workers a lower contribution than our standard average premium, which still would entitle them to a full rights accrual, because of their longer investment horizon,” explained Jeroen van der Put, director of investments at PNO Media.The scheme also said that it had renewed its contract with its provider MPD for an indefinite period, under the condition that MPD would keep on working exclusively for PNO Media. Meanwhile, it has housed its pensions bureau with the provider.“An exclusive relationship will enable the board to keep its focus amidst all changes in legislation and governance,” Van der Put said.PNO Media has 15,235 active participants, 32,655 deferred members and 9,045 pensioners affiliated with 449 employers.
The #Bills statement on rookie QB Jake Fromm and the text messages from 2019 made public earlier. pic.twitter.com/l9WaWAxsYl— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 4, 2020The Bills have to be more disappointed than that last sentence, to the point there already should be regret for drafting Fromm without completely vetting him. It’s always the absolute wrong time for an NFL player to make a racist remark, whatever the context. It’s even worse when it’s made by a rookie without guaranteed status and disclosed during an offseason when the team is unable to gather, work together and confront problems in person.Colin Kaepernick, who was ahead of the rest of the NFL in bringing attention to social justice issues with his national anthem kneeling protests in 2016, couldn’t be signed even as a third-string QB despite his much higher ceiling as a thrower and athlete. It’s not a good look to see Fromm get that shot as a much more physically limited prospect.If Fromm thought picking up a complex NFL offense for a strong playoff contender was hard, he can expect everything for him to get harder still as he tries to mesh with players who are unfamiliar to him, those who are African-American and otherwise. The difference between Fromm and the Saints’ Drew Brees is that Fromm has no kind of equity built up on his team and in the league. That will make it a lot more difficult for him to recover. Jake Fromm hasn’t attended a live practice as the Bills’ 2020 fifth-round draft pick, but his hopes of making the team have already taken a hit. The former Georgia quarterback didn’t do himself any favors when he made it tougher for his new teammates to give him love right away.Fromm already has made his worst rookie mistake — which he committed in the year before being selected by Buffalo. He apologized Thursday for using the phrase “elite white people” during a leaked text message conversation from 2019. “There’s no excuse for that word choice and sentiment,” read part of Fromm’s statement on Twitter. “I promise I commit myself to being part of the solution in this country. … Again I’m truly sorry for my words and actions and humbly ask for forgiveness.”pic.twitter.com/UstiEM6DAu— JakefromStateFromm (@FrommJake) June 4, 2020What Fromm said in the text exchange is further troubling because of the context in which it was mentioned.Bills rookie QB Jake Fromm is in danger of getting cut after texts leaked of him saying guns should be expensive “so only elite white people can get them haha” pic.twitter.com/aYkfV6FxsX— Lee Harvey (@MusikFan4Life) June 4, 2020Fromm was a successful three-year starter at Georgia, his home-state school, going 35-7 while showing the pro makeup that got him drafted on Day 3 despite having limited arm strength and athleticism. The Bills picked up a developmental talent to compete with Matt Barkley for No. 2 duty behind third-year franchise QB Josh Allen.MORE: Saints players forgive Drew Brees after QB’s apologyAlthough Fromm first came clean to the Bills in internal discussions, there’s no doubt he will now have a tougher battle to be fully welcomed in the locker room.”Jake was honest and forthcoming to us about the text exchange,” part of the Bills’ statement read, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. “He asked for an opportunity to address and apologize to his teammates and coaches in a team meeting today, and he did. We will continue to work with Jake on the responsibilities of being a Buffalo Bill on and off the field.”
Manchester United will be without Paul Pogba for Sunday’s clash with Tottenham.The £89million midfielder did not travel with the squad for the game at White Hart Lane.He is understood to have returned to France on compassionate leave after his father, Fassou, passed away on Friday at the age of 79.United boss Jose Mourinho is also without another central midfield player, Marouane Fellaini, who is serving the final match of a suspension.Mourinho could give a number of youngsters a first team chance against Spurs, in the club’s final fixture at White Hart Lane.Axel Tuanzebe, Demetri Mitchell, Matt Olosunde, Matty Willock and Scott McTominay have all travelled with the United squad to London.Mourinho has already admitted he is ready to rotate his team for their three remaining Premier League games having given up on a top four finish.United cannot finish below sixth in the Premier League and Mourinho’s focus is on winning the Europa League final later this month, which would secure Champions League qualification. Paul Pogba in action for Manchester United 1
Brand South Africa in partnership with Partners for Possibility will be hosting a breakfast engagement session about a cutting edge leadership development process and opportunities to making meaningful contributions to education in South Africa, on Tuesday, 06 March 2018 in Nelspruit.The Partners for Possibility Leadership development programme was established in 2010 by Symphonia for South Africa. It is a co-action, co-learning partnership between school principals and business leaders, enabling social cohesion through partnerships, and empowering principals to become change leaders in their schools and communities. The Partners for Possibility programme facilitates cross-sectoral reciprocal partnerships between business, government and civil society.The primary objective of this partnership is to support both principal and school development to improve the quality of education provided for learners, and thus to improve the educational outcomes. Symphonia for South Africa provides this transformational leadership programme to create leadership capacity and allow for a significant development of social cohesion.Media is invited to participate in an engaging programme as follows:Date: Tuesday 06 March 2018Time: 09h00-11h00Venue: Mercure Hotel, NelspruitContact/RSVP: Ntombi Ntanzi on 081 7041488 and/or [email protected] For more information about Partners for Possibility go to http://www.pfp4sa.org/ Issued by Brand South AfricaHoughtonJohannesburg
Tags:#apps#mobile#Mobile Ads#news For advertisers and agencies, Flurry’s AppCircle provides pay-per-completed-view pricing via its network which reaches an audience that spends more than 26 minutes per day in mobile social games. Flurry’s platform is used by more than 39,000 companies across 70,000 applications on iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and J2ME, says the company.Apps vs. TVThis isn’t the first time Flurry has positioned the mobile gaming audience as larger than those who watch primetime TV. In October 2010, the firm noted that “American Idol” reached 23 million viewers, while “Dancing with the Stars” and “NCIS” reached around 20 million. But there are mobile social games on the iPhone that were then reaching 19 million users, it said.Five months later, those numbers look even better – 30 million people can watch AppCircle Clips. To be fair, though, “American Idol” isn’t far behind. It reached around 26.2 million in January and 24.4 million last week – and that’s after a ratings decline from last season.AppCirlce clips will launch as a part of Flurry’s AppCircle recommendation-based ad network for publisher integration on March 7th. It will open to advertisers in April. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces sarah perez Related Posts Analytics firm Flurry has just announced a new video advertising network called AppCircle Clips which aims to bring a “TV commercial”-like experience to mobile applications and games. The video advertisements will reach over 30 million people per day, says Flurry, a larger audience than most successful primetime TV shows.While initially, a consumer’s gut reaction may be a groan at the thought of an ad popping up in the middle of an intense gaming session, the new service offers an enticing feature which may change their minds. Gamers can actually earn in-game rewards like virtual currency for viewing the clips and have the opportunity to earn even more if they share those clips via Facebook or Twitter. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology
john paul titlow 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Keeping up with every tech headline is hard enough for anybody, let alone busy professionals. To help, ReadWriteBiz rounds up the week’s most important tech news and insights for small- and medium-sized businesses.Our most-read post here on ReadWriteBiz in the past week was How to Optimize Your Brand’s Facebook Page for Search Engines. More than 70% of major brands don’t have their Facebook page optimized enough to turn up in the first 20 search results for their company’s name, according to one recent report. Fortunately, the process of making one’s page more SEO-friendly is pretty straight-forward on Facebook. Once your page is all tricked out with SEO best practices, American Express OPEN wants to help you take your Facebook marketing efforts to the next level. They’re sponsoring a contest in which five small businesses will win $20,000, a trip to Facebook’s headquarters and $2,500 in ad credits on the social networking site. Want to get your invoices paid faster? Research suggests, unsurprisingly, that offering clients the ability to pay invoices online will speed the payment process up. This week, Freshbooks announced an integration with PayPal Business Payments that lets clients do exactly that. Is your company’s Website ready for a massive, unexpected surge in traffic? Many small businesses say “no.” Whether it’s from an increase in customer interest or something more nefarious, such a surge can take your Website down if you’re not prepared for it. One of the first lines of defense is your site’s DNS settings, so you’ll want to ensure you’ve got a stable, scalable provider. Some of our sister channels here on ReadWriteWeb had a few good business resource posts worth checking out this week. Blank Label co-founder Danny Wong wrote a guest post on ReadWriteStart about hiring new team members. On ReadWriteEnterprise, we’ve got a PDF report on how to create a disaster recovery plan for your business. Concerned about the privacy of your company’s data stored on Dropbox? Our own Klint Finley discusses how to better encrypt that data and keep it safe. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#biz#Reviews
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rob Holding admits feeling pressure from Arsenal supportersby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRob Holding admits he has felt pressure from Arsenal supporters in recent weeks.Gooners have been waiting for Holding, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin to return in order to shore up Unai Emery’s defence.The aforementioned trio took part in Tuesday’s 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest, and Holding was pleased with how he dealt with the pressure.”I was speaking with Kieran – we were saying there is actually a bit of pressure on me, Hector and him,” he said.”Obviously the fans have been putting a lot of pressure on saying: ‘We need those three back, hopefully they can perform’.”So we had a bit of pressure going into [the Forest game] and the way we performed and dealt with it was great.”It is a healthy pressure. It’s not a sort of draining pressure if you know what I mean. It is a nice pressure and it is the competition. It is pushing everyone to be better.”