Subscribe More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Faith & Religion Events Lake Avenue Church’s Classic Car Night Article and Photo courtesy of LAKE AVENUE CHURCH Published on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 1:06 pm 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. Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeauty Lake Avenue Church’s “Classic Car Night” will be held on the 2nd and 4th Friday of June, July and August, 2013, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the West Parking Lot of the church.These nights are great opportunities for families and friends to share a warm summer evening of fuel, fun and fellowship. You couldn’t ask for a more interesting venue to bring a non-member or neighbor.Everyone is invited and admission is free. If that isn’t enough to get your motor runnin’, we will be BBQ-ing burgers and hot dogs each night while we listen to great music!For more information, Contact Rich Kasten at car [email protected] Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 844-4700 or visit www.lakeave.org. 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 Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Top of the News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Anycompany relocating a key member of staff to its African or Middle Eastoperations needs to get the details right from the outset to ensure a smoothtransition. Alan Hosking reportsRelocatingstaff to a place of work in an African or Middle Eastern country where culturesare very different from those they are used to must be done right withprecision as first impressions are everything. Get the assignment off to a badstart and it’s just a matter of time – and money – before those same peoplehave to be repatriated at considerable expense to the company. Not to mentionloss of productivity and loss of revenue.Forthis reason, when considering relocating staff to Africa and the Middle Eastwhere cultures differ substantially from those of Western, developed countries,it is best to follow the outsourcing route and make use of one of thespecialist global relocation companies which have the infrastructure andnetwork to make relocation as seamless as possible. They have the capacity topartner you through the whole relocation process, advising and supporting youalong the way in order for the assignment to be completed successfully.Servicesof relocation companies vary and, like any case where you’re shopping forservices, it is important to take note of the old adage, Caveat Emptor – letthe buyer beware. Some provide more comprehensive services than others and youpay for what you get. It is therefore important for HR executives planning aninternational assignment for a member of staff to make full use of the servicesof a company that can tailor its services to meet their specific needs.Youcan generally expect a good relocation company to provide assistance in fourphases:–Before the assignment is initiated–The actual relocation and initial entry into the country–Everyday living during the course of the assignment and–The repatriation at the conclusion of the assignment.Reputablerelocation companies offer a range of services and support which start wellbefore the expat has left for their assignment and end with their return totheir home country. It is advisable to call on their services well before theassignee is even presented with an offer letter for the assignment, as therelocation company will be able to advise on the contents of the letter whichshould include details on compensation, allowances, vacation benefits, healthplans, shipment of personal effects, transportation, travel, tax, work permits,housing/accommodation and repatriation at the end of the assignment.Theycan also be expected to provide reliable information regarding local conditionsrelating to political activity, levels of crime and personal safety in the formof what one company calls a City Location Evaluation Report.Theyshould be able to comment on the advisability and safety of working in certaincountries backed up by current “on the ground” information regardinglocal conditions.Onecannot rely on newspaper reports only to determine whether a region is stableor not. The recent suicide bombings in Israel, for example, need not mean thatthe whole Middle East region is unsafe. By the same token, while it isdefinitely not safe for white people to be sent to Zimbabwe in the light ofMugabe’s open aggression and his complete disregard for any legal processeswhich do not suit his political agenda, numerous other African states are quitestable and getting on with life quite normally. National borders are generallyintact and must not be viewed merely as state lines where what’s happening inone country is easily allowed to affect the stability of neighbouring countries.ExperiencedHR managers agree that a high level of assignment failures can be attributed tothe unhappiness of the spouse and/or children for some or other reason, sorelocation of staff where families are involved is a bit more complicated, andthe interests of all family members no matter what their ages, should beconsidered. One does not want to have a highly competent, highly skilled andexperienced executive wanting to bail out of an assignment because ofunhappiness in the home.Accurate,up-to-date information which affects family members is critical to the successof the assignment. For instance, parents who have a natural concern for theirchildren’s schooling need to be given accurate information about appropriateschooling options in order for them to be able to make informed decisionsregarding whether it is best to place children in boarding schools back home orwhether they can send them to a local school.Assistancebefore the assignment is initiated includes legislation requirements and workpermit applications, orientation seminars and cultural training, structuringexpatriate salary and benefit packages, tax efficiency considerations for thehome and host country, medical care and medical insurance details, emergencyevacuations, and pre-schools and schools. Assistance during the actualrelocation and initial entry into the country includes travel and transportarrangements, custom clearance of personal belongings, hotel accommodation,finding a suitable residence, banking, personal security, vehicle lease orpurchase options and vehicle registration.Furthersupport provided to make everyday living more comfortable includes local homerental or purchase, community information, entertainment options, places ofworship, doctors’ and hospital addresses and telephone numbers plus 24-hourpharmacies. To smooth the arrival further therelocation company should be ableto help with home furnishings and/or referral to suitable interior decorators,house maintenance referrals and installation of utilities. Otherinformation which can be invaluable is of recreational or sports clubfacilities, domestic help recruitment, subscription to a satellite serviceprovider, Internet service provider, mobile phone company and/or how to gethold of local or international newspapers and magazines.Atthe end of the assignment the expatriate should be given assistance withwinding up all matters such as the sale of the house and vehicles or conclusionof house rental, cancellation of all subscriptions and arranging for finalpayments, as well as shipment of all belongings back to home.Inthe light of a trend towards outsourcing a number of the HR functions, it seemsto make sense to take that route when undertaking the complex and risky processof relocating valuable and talented staff to regions which do not necessarilyprovide all the comforts and conveniences of the home country. By including apartner in this process, one is going to save time and money, as well as ensurea greater chance of the assignment being completed successfully.FutherInformationwww.omnimoving.comwww.expat-essentials.comwww.eskeljawitz.co.zawww.eca-international.com Africa and middle east: Tailor-made relocationOn 1 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.
UK winter wheat was around 85% harvested by the close of play Tuesday this week (3 September).The recent dry weather has enabled farmers to catch up on the late start to the harvest this summer, according to ADAS’ latest Harvest Report – produced on behalf of the HGCA.This puts this year’s harvest well ahead of the 2012 harvest, when wet weather resulted in slow progress late in the season, it said.“It remains slightly behind the progress of 2009-2011 in which typically 90% of the wheat area had been harvested by the end of August.”Quality has been maintained by the good weather and remains consistent with the previous weekly report.Specific weights were averaging 76kg/hl, with Hagberg Falling Numbers remaining above 300 seconds for bread-making wheat varieties and averaging 294 for group 2 and 3 wheats.Grain protein stood at an average of 12.9%, but was variable. Yield is estimated to reach, or be just below, the five-year average, at 7.6-7.7 t/ha.
WEATHER ALERT: Met Eireann has issued an urgent weather warning as torrential rain is set to hit Donegal.Donegal has been issued with a status ‘Yellow Warning’ as forecasters have predicted a deluge of heavy downpours is set to batter the county tomorrow.Motorists have been urged to drive with extreme caution, and have been advised not to undertake any unnecessary journeys if possible. Weather experts are predicting heavy rain (40-60mm) throughout the day tomorrow and tomorrow night, which will likely result in localised flooding in some areas.Other counties set to be affected by the torrential rain are Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath and Monaghan, Cavan and Donegal.STATUS YELLOW – BE ALERTThe concept behind YELLOW level weather alerts is to notify those who are at risk because of their location and/or activity, and to allow them to take preventative action. It is implicit that YELLOW level weather alerts are for weather conditions that do not pose an immediate threat to the general population, but only to those exposed to risk by nature of their location and/or activity.WEATHER ALERT: DELUGE OF RAIN SET TO HAMMER DONEGAL was last modified: November 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalHome-page NewsweatherWeather Alert: Met Eireánnyellow alert
QPR sit top of the Championship table with two wins from their opening two matches.The outstanding Steven Caulker put them ahead and Tjaronn Chery’s late penalty sealed a 2-0 victory at Cardiff City.Rangers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink praised Caulker but insisted the whole team deserved credit for the win.A number of QPR players posted on Twitter afterwards as they savoured the result.Yesss – we take 3 points back home and are now on top of the league! Proud of this team today! 💪🏼🔵⚪ #CARQPR @QPRFC pic.twitter.com/jeQmUXuKBk— Sebastian Polter (@polti1991) August 14, 2016But Ben Gladwin faces a scan after suffering an ankle injury during the first half.Meanwhile, Chelsea have confirmed that defender Michael Hector has agreed a season-long loan move to German club Eintracht Frankfurt.Chelsea’s development side began their season with a 1-1 draw at Sunderland, where a bizarre own goal gifted the visitors an equaliser.In cricket, Middlesex batsman Nick Compton expressed relief after hitting 131 against Durham – his first century in almost a year.And Mo Farah is celebrating after retaining his 10,000m Olympic title in brilliant fashion in Rio.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Safa president Kirsten Nematandani said the universal appeal of football, coupled with high profile events such as Afcon, is an ideal way to spread the message of malaria prevention.(Image: Wilma den Hartigh) South Africa’s Steven Pienaar is one of the United Against Malaria champions who will be spreading life-saving malaria prevention messages across African during the Afcon tournament. In Cote d’Ivoire images of Didier Drogba and his teammates will be used in various educational materials, reminding people to sleep under treated mosquito nets every night. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia is a member of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance.(Images: Roll Back Malaria Partnership)MEDIA CONTACTS• Hevré Verhoosel Roll Back Malaria Partnership+1 917 345 5238Wilma den HartighAfrica’s most admired football superstars have added their voices to the United Against Malaria (UAM) campaign that will be distributing malaria prevention and treatment messages during the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament in South Africa.Football icons including Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o and South Africa’s Steven Pienaar, along with presidents Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso, Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’ Ivoire and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, will appear on television, radio, billboards, and in educational materials that will be distributed across Africa. These heads of state are members of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance.The Afcon football tournament is organised biennially by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The tournament, hosted in partnership with the local organising committee of the South African Football Association (Safa) will take place from 19 January to 10 February next year.The UAM campaign, which was founded in the lead-up to the 2010 Fifa World Cup, is an alliance of football teams, celebrities, health and advocacy organisations, governments, corporations and individuals who have joined forces to win the fight against malaria.It is an initiative of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, which consists of more than 200 partners that invest their experience, time, funds and skills to provide a coordinated global approach to end malaria deaths by 2015. The RBM Partnership was founded by Unicef, the World Health Organisation, the UN Development Programme and the World Bank.A disease without bordersSpeaking in Johannesburg at the launch of the new health campaign, Hevré Verhoosel, head of external relations for the RBM Partnership, said football is a powerful medium that can be used to reach millions of fans across Africa.Approximately 90% of global malaria deaths occur in Africa, where children under the age of five and pregnant women are at greatest risk of infection. Six countries, namely Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Cote d’Ivoire and Mali account for 60% of malaria deaths worldwide.The good news is that malaria can be prevented and treated, and simple tools such as insecticide-treated mosquito nets, rapid testing and treatment, as well as indoor spraying can save lives. For example, insecticide-treated nets can cause a 15 – 20% reduction in child mortality.Yet, malaria kills a child in Africa every 60 seconds and costs the continent an estimated minimum of R105-billion (US$12- billion) in lost productivity and healthcare costs each year.At the event Safa president Kirsten Nematandani said the universal appeal of football, coupled with high profile events such as Afcon, is an ideal way to spread the message of malaria prevention.“Football cuts across all cultures and nations,” Nematandani said. “The campaign is a step in the right direction, considering that our continent is suffering. One life lost is one too many.”Samuel Eto’o, Cameroonian national team player and UAM champion, appealed to football fans to support the campaign.“Across the continent football dominates the hearts and minds of children and parents alike,” Eto’o said in a statement, “but, so does malaria – the cause of 174-million illnesses and nearly 600 000 deaths in Africa alone every year.”Didier Drogba, Cote d’ Ivoire national team captain and malaria survivor said he has first-hand experience of the devastating effects of the malaria on families and individuals.He was diagnosed with malaria in 2010, following a blood test. Drogba is among several footballers who teamed up for the UAM campaign to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015.Football heroes to spread the wordHicham El Amrani, secretary-general of the CAF, said the confederation and UAM are committed to using the tournament as a platform to communicate important messaging to end malaria deaths.Throughout the tournament, malaria messages will be shared using football players, favourite teams and sports programmes in countries such as Nigeria, Malawi, Benin, Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania.In these countries the campaign will also be complemented by public service announcements on air. The announcements have been recorded in over 18 African languages, to ensure the UAM messages reach every household.In Cote d’Ivoire images of Drogba and his teammates Kolo Toure, Gervais Lombe Yao Kouassi (better known as Gervinho) and Salomon Kalou will be used in various educational materials, reminding people to sleep under treated mosquito nets every night, encouraging fans to get tested, know the symptoms of malaria and undergo treatment if they are infected.Messages with impactThe method of message delivery is as important as their content. The results of a survey indicated that audiences retain and act on messages more often when delivered by their football heroes.After watching or hearing a UAM public service announcement during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, 6.6-million Tanzanians reported taking action to ensure that their families sleep under a treated mosquito net every night.This kind of action by individuals, coupled with grassroots messaging and advocacy through football, is proving successful to deal with the continent-wide malaria scourge.In a statement Steven Pienaar, the former captain of South African national team Bafana Bafana, said he is honoured to be a champion for this cause.“It is unacceptable that malaria kills one child in Africa every minute,” Pienaar said. “We can take such simple steps to prevent and treat this disease. United we can beat malaria.”Malaria interventions working, but more work aheadInterventions to fight malaria on the continent are more co-ordinated than ever before, and have prevented more than one-million child malaria deaths in sub-Saharan African between 2001 and 2010.Further, 43 malaria-endemic countries have reported declines of malaria cases and deaths by at least 50%.Insecticide-treated bed nets, indoor residual spraying and rapid testing and treatment are three cost-effective tools that are proving highly successful to combat the disease. Access to these tools, through RBM Partnership campaigns, have resulted in a 25% reduction in global malaria deaths and a decline by a third in Africa since 2000.Since 2008, 294-million treated nets have been distributed in Africa, enough to cover 73% of the population at risk. In 2010, 81-million people were protected by indoor spraying, up from 15-million in 2005. The use of rapid testing and treatment has increased from 11.2-million courses of medication in 2005, to 287-million in 2011.Bracelets for malariaThe UAM beaded bracelet initiative has also become a well-known symbol of the fight against malaria.To raise awareness and funds for this cause, fast food chain Nando’s and other South African businesses partnered with Relate, a local not-for-profit social enterprise, to create bracelets for United Against Malaria.Each bracelet sold raises funds for mosquito nets for thousands of people in sub-Saharan Africa who cannot afford to buy their own.The bracelets also provide a much-needed income and skills and enterprise development opportunities for the crafters, many of whom are HIV-affected men and women.To date 400 000 bracelets have been sold and about R9 ($1) of each sale goes towards the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the world’s largest distributor of mosquito nets.According to Nando’s director Sherwin Charles, the project is providing employment for 240 people in Cape Town’s townships.“This has been a phenomenal success and legacy of the 2010 World Cup that we are still selling these bracelets,” Charles says. “They are making a difference in terms of job creation and action against malaria.”
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Areas across Ohio are slated to receive gypsy moth aerial treatments by the Ohio Department of Agriculture in early spring to slow the spread of the destructive insect. Department staff members will host several open houses in treatment areas that will offer attendees the opportunity to speak directly with those who work with the program, learn about the pest, and view maps of treatment areas.Citizens can also visit http://agri.ohio.gov/divs/plant/gypsy/gypsy-index.aspx to learn more about this pest and to view maps of the treatment areas. Those with questions who live near a treatment area in the southern Ohio region will have the opportunity to talk with experts at the following open houses:Washington/Athens County – Feb. 1, 6 – 8 p.m., Decatur Township Hall, 2111 Welch Rd. (County Rd. 111), Cutler, OhioMuskingum County – Feb. 1, 6 – 8 p.m., Muskingum County Library, Duncan Falls/Philo Branch, 222 Main Street, Duncan Falls, OhioPerry/Morgan County – Feb. 2, 6 – 8 p.m., Perry County EMA Office, 121 West Brown Street, New Lexington, OhioFairfield County – Feb. 2, 6 – 8 p.m., Hocking Twp. Hall, 1175 Cincinnati Zanesville Road, Lancaster, OhioGypsy moths are invasive insects that attack more than 300 different types of trees and shrubs, with oak being the preferred species. In its caterpillar stage, the moth feeds heavily on the leaves of trees and shrubs limiting their ability to photosynthesize. A healthy tree can usually withstand only two years of defoliation before it is permanently damaged or dies.Currently in Ohio there are 51 counties under gypsy moth quarantine, limiting the movement of regulated articles out of those counties.To combat this problem, the department uses different types of treatment strategies to slow the spread of gypsy moth in Ohio. Officials have three programs aimed to manage the pest, including:The “Suppression” program, which occurs in counties where the pest is already established. Landowner(s) must voluntarily request treatment to help suppress populations.The “Slow-the-Spread” program, which occurs in counties in front of the larger, advancing gypsy moth population. In these counties, officials work to detect and control isolated populations in an effort to slow the overall advancing gypsy moth infestation.The “Eradication” program, which occurs in non-infested areas where an isolated population occurs, often due to the movement of infested firewood or outdoor equipment. Department officials use control treatments aimed at eradication of gypsy moth from these areas.Treatments used for gypsy moth control in this planned treatment area include:Larvacide (Btk), a compound derived from a naturally occurring bacteria found in the soil that is effective in gypsy larvae controlMating disruption product, flakes or liquid that disrupt the male moth’s ability to locate femalesThe department uses different types of treatments, depending on the location and extent of infestation. All treatments require an aerial application. Larvacide treatments will take place in early to mid-May, and mating disruption treatments will begin in mid-June. The treatments are not toxic to humans, pets, birds or fish.Citizens who cannot attend the open houses and would like to provide official comment about the proposed treatment blocks should send correspondence to the department by February 28. Letters can be sent by e-mail to [email protected] or by hard copy to the attention of the Gypsy Moth Program, Plant Health Division – Building 23, Ohio Department of Agriculture, 8995 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068.
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Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This article is only available to GBA Prime Members You may have heard that here in Central Texas, it gets hot. The average temperature rises above 90°F on more than 100 days out of the year. As you might expect, we turn on the air conditioner more often than the furnace.Here, as in other parts of the South and West, it’s typical to see houses built with slab-on-grade foundations, which often means that the standard practice is to locate the air-conditioning system in the attic. On a summer day, the air conditioner moves 55°F air through an attic that, if it’s not included within the home’s conditioned envelope, can easily run above 130°F. That doesn’t exactly make sense from an efficiency standpoint.In addition, the standard ducting often leaks conditioned air into the attic, which depressurizes the house, drawing humid, hot air into the interior through gaps and cracks in the exterior envelope to make up the loss. In this climate, when moist outside air leaks into an air-conditioned structure, moisture condenses on the cooler surfaces, causing mold and rot.My company recently renovated a 1950s ranch with many of the problems associated with inadequate insulation and detailing. The main goal of Dick Clark Architects, who designed the remodel, was to open the plan up and to modernize the interior and exterior. My firm was hired early in the design phase to consult on how best to achieve a comfortable, efficient, and durable house that would meet the architectural intent and the budget. Our efforts centered on air-sealing and properly insulating the house and on moving the ducts within the conditioned space. Starting from scratch—almost To begin the renovation, we gutted the interior down to the studs and stripped the siding from the exterior. We sprayed… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.