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Pasadena Police Helicopter Crew Use Night Vision Equipment, Coordinate Daring Night Rescue of Lost Father and Son

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment latest #1 Pasadena Police Helicopter Crew Use Night Vision Equipment, Coordinate Daring Night Rescue of Lost Father and Son Published on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | 9:42 pm 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe The crew of a Pasadena police helicopter equipped with night vision technology played a pivotal role in the rescue of a lost father and son late Friday night high in the foothills of Monrovia.On November 25th, Pasadena Police Pilot Corporal Polimeni and his Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) Myles were called to the City of Monrovia to assist with the search for two lost mountain bikers, a man and his 7-year-old son.The two had started out in the Mt Baldy area earlier that day and had become lost in the mountainous terrain for over 13 hours.Given the nighttime condition, flying into this terrain would have been considered too dangerous in the past. However due to the airship’s night vision technology, the crew responded without delay to assist in the search.With limited information, the air crew, Pilot, Cpl. Polimeni and TFO Myles began an exhaustive search starting at the base of the hills in Monrovia.The search continued as Monrovia Police Dispatch attempted to contact the victims by cell phone. Eventually, Pasadena Air Crew spotted the father’s position (heat signature) through the use of night vision goggles and subsequently provided the coordinates for the pair.Given the terrain, the air crew was unable to land but instead directed in the LA County Search and Rescue team to their position.“Our Pilot Cpl. Polimeni and TFO Myles, once again, underscore the value of the Pasadena Helicopter Program. I am grateful for this tremendous resource and, equally important the talented staff members who keep our birds airborne,” said Police Chief Phillip Sanchez. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Business 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. Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Concerned mother calls for homeless shelter to be kept open

first_imgFacebook WhatsApp LimerickNewsConcerned mother calls for homeless shelter to be kept openBy Alan Jacques – July 11, 2020 643 Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads A BROKEN-hearted mother whose homeless son has been living at the 24-hour emergency shelter on Lord Edward Street dreads to think what would become of him if the service is discontinued.The Temporary Emergency Provision (TEP) service was first opened in 2016 as an emergency night shelter, providing accommodation from 9pm to 9am.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, the ‘nine-to-nine’ shelter, which is operated by Novas, was opened round the clock to provide safety for its 30 residents.On July 16, the emergency accommodation was due to return  to a 12-hour day operation because of funding cuts.One concerned mother, who did not wish to be named, told the Limerick Post that she worries about what this will mean for her 34-year-old son.The woman, who is in her late seventies, joined a protest on Monday outside the HSE’s offices on Catherine Street urging them to keep the 9-to-9 service open.Her son suffers with a range of health issues including autism and depression, and has only just recovered from pneumonia.“He had a very rough start in life. We had to leave our family home because of domestic violence when he was a teenager and he has been in and out of prison from a young age. I call him my boy, because he is still like a child. I minded him for as long as I could but I am unwell and have my own health problems and can no longer care for him,” she explained.The woman appealed to the HSE to keep the nine-to-nine shelter open. She is worried about her son and the other homeless men who live in the Lord Edward Street hub, and what will become of them when the 24-hour service ends.”This is the closest thing to a home my son has ever had. He is very happy at the nine-to-nine. He has a roof over his head, hot food, a room to sleep in and he was delighted to have a safe, dry place to go and watch TV.“These people are sick. Any intelligent person should know that. They wouldn’t be here if they weren’t sick. They just need some help.  They have their struggles and life is hard enough for them.”I beg those with the power to keep this shelter open to do that. I worry and wait each day for the phone to ring and be told something has happened my child. I am begging you to keep this shelter open.”In a statement to the Limerick Post, the HSE explained that together with Limerick City and County Council and Novas, they continue to explore all options in relation to how best to help the people staying in the TEP.“The HSE can now confirm that funding is available to continue the 24-hour service beyond July 16, to seek an appropriate solution for these most vulnerable people.”However, residents at the shelter claimed it will only remain open for a further four to six weeks, and say they intend to continue their fight until it remains open as a 24-hour unit into the future.Sinn Fein councillor Sharon Benson has also been advocating for a move away from nine-to-nine accommodation. The City North representative had a motion passed last November calling for 24-hour emergency accommodation.“While I appreciate that the HSE funding was an emergency measure introduced for the purpose of Covid, it has transformed the lives of the residents. To withdraw the funding and revert to a 9-to-9 service will have a disastrous impact on those who now call these hostels home. These are people’s lives they are playing with,” she declared.”It is important to note the positive change that the service has brought to the residents since becoming 24-hour accommodation. Some residents have secured employment and many others are returning to education following successful applications, with the help of staff. The residents have told me that this would not have been possible if they were walking the streets all day. Drinking and drug use is also down and there has been a very positive change to mental health, with residents saying that they have found a sense of belonging and new sense of purpose.”Cllr Benson also believes it is essential that the HSE have a permanent role in homeless services and work with the Council in providing accommodation and support, in terms of mental health and addiction.“To ask residents to go back out onto the streets on July 16 was both morally and ethically wrong. I am calling on the HSE to continue to fund the 24-hour accommodation and to work with Limerick City and County Council towards finding a more permanent solution.”Novas’s policy director Dr Una Burns said that the move was forced upon them by the HSE and the Council, who they operated the service on behalf of.“We are upset, staff are upset, as are our residents. With the decline in cases and the pandemic stabilising, the council made the decision to close it,” she said.A Council spokesman said they don’t comment on protests taking place in Limerick as it is the democrat right of any person/ group to protest.“It is important however to point out that funding provided by Limerick City and County Council to our partners for the provision of TEP services has not changed,” he added. TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostTemporary Emergency Provision Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleNo water carrier but water breaks as GAA reiterate new rules for return to playNext article€2 million to tackle derelict sites in five towns and villages Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

USS The Sullivans visits Montenegro

first_img View post tag: USS The Sullivans USS The Sullivans visits Montenegro Authorities February 16, 2016 The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) arrived in the Mediterranean city of Bar, Montenegro, for a scheduled port visit February 12.While in port, USS The Sullivans crewmembers will participate in local cultural events and tours of the area around Bar. The leadership will also meet with colleagues from the Montenegrin Navy.This port visit will also provide The Sullivans’ Sailors with an opportunity to meet with the people of Bar and to experience the culture of Montenegro. The most recent visits to Bar by U. S. ships were USS Gravely (DDG 107) in Dec. 2015, and USS Fort McHenry in June 2015.USS The Sullivans is a Ballistic Missile Defense capable, guided missile destroyer. It can travel in excess of 30 knots, and has a ship’s company of approximately 340 Sailors. The Mayport, Florida homeported ship is conducting naval operations in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.Commander Jennifer M. Blakeslee, commanding officer, USS The Sullivans (DDG 68), said: “This port visit allows the crew of The Sullivans to learn and explore a region rich with history and tradition.”“We are all excited to take advantage of all the opportunities Montenegro provides. My Sailors look forward to working with their Montenegrin counterparts to enhance our capabilities, by working together we learn and become better prepared for future operations.”[mappress mapid=”17710″]center_img Back to overview,Home naval-today USS The Sullivans visits Montenegro View post tag: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Division of Recreation Announces Registration for the 2017 Co-Ed Soccer League

first_imgThe Recreation Division has begun registration for its Co-Ed Adult Soccer League. You must be 18 years and older to participate in the league. Rosters may be submitted any weekday at City Hall Room 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Rosters should be complete with name, address, telephone number, and date of birth of all players. The fee for the Adult Co-Ed Soccer League is $300/team. The fees collected will go towards the costs of running the program. The fee is non-refundable.All games will be played on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 16th Street Park. Game times are 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m. Times may be subject to change.Teams must have at least 4 men and 3 women on the field per team at all times. The maximum number of players on the field per team is 9 with at least 3 women on the field at all times.Before submitting your roster, please make sure team will be able to participate. Forfeits are disruptive to the league and are frustrating to those ready to play.Deadline for rosters, waivers and league fees is Friday, September 8. The League will tentatively begin on Saturday, September 16. For information, call Pete Amadeo at (201) 858-6129 or email [email protected]last_img read more

MATOS, MICHELE L. (nee: Levinson)

first_img46, a lifelong resident of Bayonne, passed away on April 20, 2018 at Bayonne Medical Center with her family by her side. Michele was employed as a sales administrator for 8 years with the Empire Office Corporation in Manhattan, NY. Michele served as past Exalted Ruler for the Elks Lodge #434 in Bayonne where she and her husband John were active members. She was instrumental in coordinating many successful fundraisers which aided Children with Special Needs and the Military and Veteran Family Committee. She was a member of the Motorcycle Committee as part of the Elks activity and enjoyed every opportunity motorcycling with her husband. Michele was predeceased by her parents, Jay and Mary Levinson (Brennan) and her nephew Malachy Byrne. Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 25 years, John Matos, her two daughters, Jessica and Shannon, her sister Alyson and husband Gary Byrne, her sister-in-laws, Debbie Wagner and husband Stan, Kelly Matos and her long time companion Frankie Giordano, her nieces and nephews, Katie Matos, Matthew and David Wagner, Zachary and Kiera Byrne, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and Elks Lodge friends. Funeral arrangements by DWORZANSKI & SON Funeral Home, 20 E. 22nd St.last_img read more

Letko, Frances J., 94, of Ocean City, NJ

first_imgLetko, Frances J., 94, passed away peacefully at The Shores in Ocean City, NJ on November 16, 2016. She was born in Minersville, PA to Cecelia and Stanley Zegzdrin. She is predeceased by her husband, Anthony J. Letko, and her sisters Blanche and Eleanor. Frances is survived by her sister, Josephine, her daughters Carol Whalen (Edward) and Loretta Demshar (Daniel), her grandchildren, Evan Whalen and Charisa Goodrick (Robert), and great grandson, Zachary, along with nieces, nephews, and longtime friends. Frances was employed for many years as the manager of a dress factory in Llewellyn, PA. Later she moved to Elmira, NY where she was a Social Worker for Chemung County Social Services. She retired to Ocean City, NJ where she enjoyed working part time at the front desk of the Ocean City Community Center. Frances was known for her creativity inneedle arts and her sewing skills. She was a longtime member of the South Shore Stitchers quilting guild and Red Hat Society in Ocean City. Visitation will be held at the Church of the Resurrection, 200 Tuckahoe Road, Marmara, NJ at 1Oam on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Burial will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Godfrey Funeral Home in Palermo. For condolences, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.last_img read more

Press release: New funding scheme to improve lakes and rivers in England

first_imgA new £27 million scheme to improve the water environment across England has been jointly launched today by Defra, Natural England and the Environment Agency.The Water Environment Grant scheme will provide £9 million each year over the next three years to applicants applying for funding to restore local eco-systems and deliver substantial benefits to people and the environment.Potential projects could include river restoration activities, removal of obstacles to help fish moving along rivers and streams or actions to improve the water quality.Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said: The scheme, funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, will award grants to non-profit ventures with greater support for projects which enhance water eco-systems.WEG is now open to eligible applicants until 11 May 2018. Grants will be determined by the Environment Agency and Natural England and funding will be awarded in August 2018. Successful applicants will be expected to start their projects before March 2019, with completion dates of March 2021. Apply for the Water Environment Grant now The Water Environment Grant scheme offers a fantastic opportunity for applicants from across the country to secure funding for projects to enhance the environment, boost wildlife and benefit their rural community. This project will help us to deliver a balanced programme of environmental improvements across England and I am looking forward to seeing the creative and innovative projects of the applicants.last_img read more

Official Statistics: PPE deliveries (England): 20 July to 26 July 2020

first_imgThese experimental statistics about PPE items distributed for use by health and social care services in England include a breakdown of deliveries by PPE item.The ‘Weekly PPE data’ attachment gives a more detailed breakdown of daily PPE deliveries from 25 February to 26 July 2020.last_img

EXCLUSIVE: Sister Sparrow Sax Player, Brian Graham, Talks New Side Project, Influences, And More

first_imgSister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds have been on a bit of a hiatus due to Arleigh Kincheloe’s pregnancy and the recent birth of her son. Live For Live Music wishes a happy and healthy congratulations to Arleigh and the entire band for welcoming the newest Dirty Bird! L4LM caught up with sax player Brian Graham to learn more about his current side project, Diesel Lady, as well as to learn more about what he’s been up to over these past few months. Sister Sparrow is well-known for touring and having as many fans as possible catch their shows, so the down time has been able to offer all members an opportunity to compose fresh tracks, pen new lyrics, and let their creative juices flow.L4LM: Let’s start from the beginning. How did you get into the industry, and what were some of your influences when you were younger? What brought you to this point?Brian Graham: I started music when I was a kid. I had very supportive parents that said, “If you want to try something, go for it.” We had a piano in the house and they encouraged me to take piano lessons, so I did. That was in fourth grade. Then I took up saxophone—like every other kid that joins band—and never put it down. Throughout high school, I always played and was always good at it. Then in my junior year, it kind of clicked for me. I had a moment at a concert when I stood up and did a solo and it just felt right. The audience enjoyed it and it was one of the best feelings I could ever describe. That’s when I decided I should try to go to school for music.I ended up going to The University of Southern Maine for Jazz Performance. During my freshman year of college, I got sick with testicular cancer. That was a tremendously huge life changing event for me. It was a short battle, thank god, but I had to take a semester off from school to have a couple of surgeries. When I got sick, it changed my perspective a lot. You don’t really know what could happen tomorrow, and there’s no reason to not do what you want to do, today. When I went back to school in the fall, it made me work harder. Then I ended up joining a band called Sly-Chi, which was an eight-piece funk band in Portland, Maine. That’s when I really got my ass kicked in music. That’s when I learned how to really play. Everybody in the band was really good. They pushed me to get better. I played with them for a long time. After that, I started in the Fogcutters, which was a twenty-piece big band in Portland, Maine. Then, I ended up running that and co-leading with my buddy John Maclaine.We created a show called Big Band Syndrome, which is probably one of the things I’m most proud of in my life. We came up with this concept where we took local artists and took two of their songs each. The first year, we did eight artists from Maine. We arranged their songs for a twenty-piece big band. We did this for five years. We had huge support from Lauren Wayne of the State Theater. She was the one that encouraged us to do it. Overall, we did about forty local artists and eighty songs or so. If there weren’t horn lines, we made horn lines. If there were string arrangements, we turned them into big band arrangements. The very last year that we did it was a beautiful collision of my worlds because Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds was the main act at the end of the show. So that was basically my Portland, Maine career.I was branching out and trying to play with as many different people as possible—to get my name out there and see what could happen. Then, I was in a wedding band on Long Island. There were four or five rehearsals and there was one gig on the books that I went and played. They had promised us a certain amount of money and they didn’t actually pay us that amount of money. I thought, “This sucks and isn’t what I signed up for.” The thing that happened, though, was the trombone player in that wedding band was the trombone player in the Dirty Birds. That was spring of 2012.I actually saw the Dirty Birds the first time they came to Portland. They opened up for Trombone Shorty. I ended up hanging out with Ryan [Snow], the trombone player. Then they left and I saw them one other time that year. That was all I knew of Ryan, and that’s all I knew of the Dirty Birds.Fast forward to January of 2013, and I get a phone call from Ryan. He was curious if I was interested in playing some gigs with the Dirty Birds. They were based in Brooklyn and I didn’t quite understand why he was calling me. Apparently, their sax players left the band and they thought of me because of the wedding band. I looked at their schedule and figured I could make it work. I had never gone on tour. That was four years ago.L4LM: Now that you’ve been in Sister Sparrow for a while, what can you tell about what is in store? Brian Graham: Arleigh just had her baby boy. They are both healthy. We haven’t been able to see each other too much this year. We are all separate and don’t live in the same town. All of us have been chillin’ at the moment. She’s been writing, and the plan is to go back into the studio at some point. Obviously, it’s not going to be right away. The next thing we have booked at the moment is a sold-out cruise in February. We will be on Joe Bonamassa’s blues cruise, Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea. Right now, we are just letting her get settled in and taking things a day at a time.L4LM: Due to the time off, there are a quite a few side projects happening.  We learned of Josh Myer’s project BIG WORDS in his recent interview. Talk about your project, Diesel Lady. How did that evolve and will fans be able to catch the band anywhere soon?Brian Graham: Diesel Lady basically is the Dirty Birds. The only difference is that we have a guy named Max Cantlin on guitar who’s probably one of my favorite guitar players in the world. He’s that guy that plays all the right notes, and you wonder if there are any wrong notes on his guitar. He just does it and you think, “Yeah, that’s exactly what should happen.” I went to college with him, and he was in my very first band ever. We’ve played in so many projects together, and he’s probably the most in-demand guitar player here in Maine. So that’s the major difference between the Dirty Birds and Diesel Lady.Why we’ve done this is because we were all just sad we wouldn’t see each other that much anymore. When you live in a van with someone for 200 days a year, you get pretty close. So all of a sudden, going from living 200-plus days a year with everyone to not seeing each other ever, we decided to put this together. I had a bunch of instrumental tunes, as well as vocal tunes, that were my originals, so we learned all those. Josh had a bunch of originals so we arranged and learned all those. Then we put together a list of songs that we just enjoyed cover-wise and learned to manipulate them to make them our own, in a sense.The other challenge is that we’ve been a backing band for Arleigh for Sister Sparrow. We don’t have our lead vocalist, so what do we do? In a way, it challenged me, Josh, and Max to step up and try and sing some lead—which was really fun actually. I had no idea that I would actually like it. I’m not the greatest vocalist in the world, but I can sing the notes and I can have some fun when I’m doing it. I think that comes across in the show. We’ve also been pushing ourselves musically that make us feel a little bit uncomfortable.Diesel Lady is just the six of us putting together original songs that we think are funky and fun. It’s a show that the Dirty Birds put on but without Arleigh, which is a huge challenge because she’s such a magnetic force to be reckoned with. We’ve only done three shows so far, and now we’re gearing up for our fourth and fifth shows. Hopefully, we will have some more in the fall. We are just getting our feet under us now.Musically, it’s six guys that have been playing music together for a very long time. It came together fast. When we started to rehearse, we learned ten songs in one day. We had one day to learn all the music, and we did. There was also preparation leading up to it. We sent around recordings and talked about it via the internet.The other fun thing we started doing, because we’re all in remote spots and not together, is that we started recording on our own. Dan [Boyden] would lay down drum tracks and would then send it around. Josh would put the bass on it and then each one of us would add our part into it. We are starting to get a few tunes together. We have one that’s done along with a video to go with it. It’s Brady-Bunch style. We did it with our own respective instruments. It’s pretty fun.L4LM: For a final thought, if there was one musician you could jump on stage and play with, who would it be?Brian Graham: I have a couple of answers to that question. I think it would be an absolute dream to get on stage with Tower of Power. I would love to play with Stephen ‘Doc’ Kupka and Emilio Castillo in that horn section. It would blow my mind. I would love to take Lenny Pickett, throw him back in with the band, and play with them. I think that would be unreal. Tower of Power is one of my biggest influences when it comes to just horn sections and horn bands. They’ve been around for 49 years. Next year marks their 50th anniversary as a band. It blows my mind to think that a band has been around for almost 50 years and tours 200 days a year. I literally cannot think of another band that does that, or has done that, for that long. Every time I see them, it’s like going to a clinic for funk and horn bands. I thought that I was getting there, then I see them, and nope, still not there.The other band I think would be just fun is Bruno Mars. I’ve been digging him a lot lately. He just puts on a ridiculous show, and it looks like the music is so fun to play. I’d be ok with that.For more information about Diesel Lady, along upcoming tour dates, please visit their Facebook page.Check out their break new Brady Bunch style video below for “In Ya Face” below!Words by Sarah BourqueCover photo credit: Matt Roelast_img read more

Hospital readmission rates linked with quality of surgical care

first_imgReducing hospital readmission rates is an important clinical and policy priority but whether those rates really measure the quality of hospital care isn’t clear. In a new study, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found strong evidence of a relationship between surgical readmission rates and quality of surgical care. The finding provides an opportunity for policymakers to improve surgical quality and decrease readmission costs and supports plans by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to expand its readmission penalty program to include surgical procedures.“Our findings suggest that focusing on surgical readmissions may be a smart policy approach to both improving care and reducing unnecessary spending,” said Ashish Jha, professor of health policy at HSPH and the study’s senior author.The study appears in the Sept. 19, 2013 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.Much of the policy focus to date has been on reducing readmissions after hospitalization for medical conditions, such as heart failure and pneumonia, but this approach has been controversial. Readmissions for medical conditions are primarily driven by how sick the patients are and whether they live in poor or better-off communities; the link between hospital quality and readmissions is less clear. The authors postulated that surgical care may be different—and sought to find out if there was a relationship between readmission rates after surgery and the quality of surgical care in that hospital. Read Full Storylast_img read more