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  • Pasadena Buddhist Temple: Southern District Conference – June 9, 2012

    first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Make a comment Community News HerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Business Newscenter_img 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Faith & Religion Events Pasadena Buddhist Temple: Southern District Conference – June 9, 2012 Published on Monday, April 30, 2012 | 2:10 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Gardena Buddhist Church will host the BCA Southern District Conference on Saturday, June 9, 2012. The Conference theme is “b.e.me” (Buddha Embraces Me) and will feature keynote speaker Prof. Duncan Ryuken Williams, currently the Chair of the University of Southern California’s School of Religion and the Co-Director of the USC Center for Japanese Religions and Culture. The Seminar will run from 8 am – 4 pm. Registration is $50 and includes lunch (vegetarian option available).Pasadena Buddhist Women’s Association members’ registration will be paid by BWA. Deadline to register is Sunday, May 6. Carpools to Gardena will be arranged. To RSVP please notify Kathy Kumagai ([email protected]). Please indicate if one wants a vegetarian meal, if attendees wish to attend the lunch-time BWA meeting, if attendees prefer the English or Japanese language seminar sessions and if they would like to carpool from the Temple. Top of the News 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 Community Newslast_img read more


    first_imgOcean City Police will be cracking down on distracted driving starting April 1, 2017. The crackdown is part of a statewide enforcement program, UDRIVE UTEXT UPAY, that concludes on April 21, 2017. New research suggests that the problem is even more prevalent among teens than previously feared.Using in-vehicle event recorders, researchers analyzed the six seconds leading up to a moderate-to-severe crash in nearly 1,700 videos of teen drivers. The results showed 58 percent of those drivers were distracted in some way, including 89 percent of road-departure crashes, and 76 percent of rear-end crashes.The 58 percent figure is more than four times the 14 percent estimate previously given by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, whose estimates were based on police reports.The videos showed the most common forms distraction leading to a crash in teen drivers included:Interacting with other passengers (15 percent of crashes);Cell phone use (12 percent);Looking at something inside the vehicle (10 percent);Looking at something outside the vehicle (9 percent);Singing or moving to music (8 percent);Grooming (6 percent);Reaching for an object (6 percent).The research shows that drivers using cell phone – calling, texting, and other uses – had their eyes off the road for an average of 4.1 out of the final six seconds leading up to a crash.Reaction time for teens following cell phone use was also cut down significantly. Those teens in the study failed to react more than half of the time before the impact, meaning they crashed without taking evasive action, like braking or steering.The GDL laws allow new drivers to gain practical experience in a relatively safe environment by restricting their exposure to risky situations. Thirty-three states prevent cell phone use for teens and 18 states have passenger restrictions meeting AAA’s recommendations.In all three stages of New Jersey’s GDL program, new drivers are allowed only one additional passenger unless a parent or guardian is present and are banned from using cell phones, hand-held wireless games or any hands-free interactive, wireless communication device.Having too many kids in the car needs to be a bigger focus when discussing distracted driving. It’s not just the texting, but multiple kids in the car that’s a big worry. New drivers have a difficult time dealing with that distraction. Young drivers break GDL rules every day. Students under GDL guidelines drive off with full cars after school. We understand the convenience but safety supersedes the need for convenience.“U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” is similar to the “Drive Sober Get Pulled Over” campaign that runs during major holidays to cut down on drunk drivers, and the “Click It or Ticket” to enforce the use of seatbelts. Statistics show these programs dramatically curb the illegal habits. “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” seeks to enforce anti-texting laws with education and designed to let motorists know of the campaign and convince them to obey the law.Ocean City Police Chief, Chad Callahan, announced the department will be increasing enforcement efforts through the entire month of April.Teens have the highest crash rate of any group in the United States. About 963,000 drivers aged 16 to 19 were involved in police-reported crashes in 2013, the most recent year of available data. These crashes resulted in 383,000 injuries and 2,865 deaths. The full research report and video of teen driver can be found at: https://www.aaafoundation.orglast_img read more

  • Bay Shore Couple Convicted of $580K Nonprofit Embezzlement

    first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Bay Shore couple was convicted Tuesday of stealing $580,000 in taxpayer money from a New York City-based nonprofit that operated senior centers and using the money to pay for personal expenses.A Manhattan federal jury found Kwame Insaidoo, the 60-year-old former executive director of United Block Association (UBA), and his wife, Roxanna Insaidoo, 63, guilty of embezzlement from a federally funded program, conspiracy to commit money laundering, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.“The defendants’ brazen theft deprived some of the city’s neediest residents of public money for healthy meals and senior citizen programs,” said Joon Kim, the Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.Prosecutors said Kwame embezzled some of the $8.7 million in federal, state and local funds to provide healthy meals and programming at four senior centers in Manhattan from July 2008 through March 2015.He and his wife were both signatories on a UBA bank account, which they used to write hundreds of checks to themselves, their son and a fake charity that they used to launder some of the money, authorities said. They used the money to pay their phone bills, utilities, wire $300,000 abroad as well as buy a Mercedes Benz and a Cadillac, according to investigators.To cover up the theft, Kwame lied to the city Department for the Aging in an effort to evade scrutiny for the unauthorized payments and to maintain UBA’s funding, prosecutors said.In addition, the couple was convicted of engaging in a scheme to defraud their mortgage lender by under-reporting their income and assets when they modified their mortgage under the federally sponsored Home Affordable Modification Program. They wrote off nearly $200,000 as a part of the scam.They face 20 years in prison when they are sentenced Aug. 11 by Judge Valerie Caproni.last_img read more

  • UK leader promises M&A veto for Pensions Regulator

    first_imgUK prime minister Theresa May has promised to give the country’s Pensions Regulator (TPR) the power to veto mergers or acquisitions if they threaten the solvency of a connected pension scheme.In a press release on the ruling Conservative Party’s website, the party said that “any company pursuing a merger or acquisition valued over a certain amount or with over a certain number of members in the pension scheme would have to notify the Pensions Regulator, who could then apply certain conditions”.“In short we will tighten the rules on pensions during takeovers, and increase punishments for those caught mismanaging schemes,” the statement said.May recently called a general election for 8 June this year, and the UK’s political parties have already begun their respective campaigns. Today’s statement reflected proposals from the Work and Pensions Committee – an influential cross-party group of politicians from the UK’s lower house – published at the end of last year, following feedback from TPR.Pensions minister Richard Harrington subsequently addressed the idea of expanding TPR’s powers as part of a consultation on reform of the defined benefit system.The regulator’s powers were called into question last year during its investigation of the BHS pension scheme. The UK high street chain was sold in 2015 for £1 by the Arcadia group, owned by Sir Philip Green, while the scheme was left with a shortfall of more than £500m (€592m). Sir Philip subsequently struck a deal with TPR to contribute up to £363m to the restructuring effort for the pension scheme.The Conservative Party’s statement said: “In recent years, the employees of large, household-name companies have found their pensions put at risk by the irresponsible behaviour of their bosses. But responsible companies managing their pension scheme in the right way have found their competitive position suffer from that same behaviour.”The party added: “In cases where there is no credible plan in place and no willingness to ensure the solvency of the scheme, the Pensions Regulator could be given new powers to block a takeover. This would include the power to issue punitive fines for those found to have willfully left a scheme under-resourced.“If fines proved insufficient, the company directors in question could be struck off for a period of time and a new offence could be introduced to make it a criminal act for a company board to intentionally or recklessly put at risk the ability of a pension scheme to meet its obligations.”last_img read more

  • Inside Queensland’s biggest home sales of 2017/18

    first_imgInside the home at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket.In just the past month, a trophy home at 22-24 Ascot St, Ascot sold for $4.25 million, a home at 9 Craven St, Clayfield, fetched $4 million under the hammer and a historic, five-bedroom Queenslander at 32 Teneriffe Dr, Teneriffe, sold for $4.405 million at auction.Vaughan Keenan of Grace & Keenan, who negotiated the sale of the Ascot property, said it had been scheduled to go to auction, but was taken off the market just two days after listing.“There are lots of buyers out there who want to handle things discreetly, so they’re happy to pay a premium to get properties off the market,” Mr Keenan said. Inside the home at 187-191 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.In Brisbane, one of the biggest sales of the financial year was also one of the most anticipated. The lavish Hamilton mansion built by disgraced businessman Christopher Skase sold in a secret deal to a local hotelier for $10.138 million. This home at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, was the biggest sale of the financial year.Mr Russell also snapped up cricket star Shane Warne’s grand Victorian home in Melbourne’s Brighton around the same time, in a deal worth close to $20 million.Just streets away, also in Sunshine Beach, former tennis star Pat Rafter’s beachfront home sold for $15.2 million to Betty’s Burger founder David Hales. PAT RAFTER LOSES MILLIONS IN SUNSHINE BEACH DEAL This house at 52 Union St, Clayfield, recently sold for $2.145m at auction – the highest price paid for a home on a 685 sqm block in the suburb.It’s been a good year for Brisbane’s high-end apartment sector too, with demand stronger than ever despite concerns about oversupply in the inner-city markets, according to Place Estate Agents Kangaroo Point director Simon Caulfield.“I’ve settled in excess of $50 million (worth of property) and they’re all apartments,” Mr Caulfield said.“I don’t think I’ve had this big a start to a year in my 10 years of selling real estate.”A good example is the sale of an apartment with stunning river views at 5/81 Moray St, New Farm, which sold for $6.5 million in March. This house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads, has sold for $11.2m. Picture: realestate.com.au. This property at 312 Teewah Beach Rd, Noosa North Shore, sold for $10.75m. This amazing home at 34 Mullens St, Hamilton, was one of the biggest sales in Brisbane in 2017/18.THEY’RE jawdropping, dripping in luxury features and sell for more money than most people can dream of.The top home sales of 2017/18 include an array of waterfront residences and mega mansions from the old money enclave of Hamilton and the trendy streets of New Farm and Teneriffe, to the glitz of the Gold Coast and the laid-back luxury of Noosa.Players at the prestige end of Brisbane’s property market are hailing 2017/18 as one of the best in years, reporting more sales around the $4 million mark than ever before. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Prestige real estate agents say demand from interstate migrants has ramped up in the past 12 months as Sydney and Melbourne homeowners sell up and cash in on the river city’s affordability.In some cases, buyers have even been throwing money at homes to have them taken off the market to eliminate competition.The really big money was spent on waterfront properties on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, with only one sale in Brisbane eclipsing the $10 million mark last financial year.The biggest reported sale in Queensland’s southeast was an absolute beachfront estate in idyllic Sunshine Beach for $18 million. Pat Rafter and his wife Lara Feltham pocketed $15.2m for the sale of their Sunshine Beach home. Photo: Graham Denholm/Getty Images.Prestige agent Adrian Reed of Dowling & Neylan Real Estate in Noosa Heads said he had noticed an increase in demand for property in the area from southern states and expats.“We honestly believe there’s more scope to test the limits (of the market),” Mr Reed told The Courier-Mail. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:36Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:36 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenLiz Tilley’s prestige property wrap 06:36 “The end game is that records will continue to be broken in Noosa because some of the best property hasn’t been released yet.”Mr Reed sold a beachfront home at 312 Teewah Beach Rd, Noosa North Shore, for $10.75 million in November. This house at 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads, has sold for $11.2m. Picture: realestate.com.au.The biggest sale on the Gold Coast in 2017/18 was a waterfront property in Hope Island, which sold offmarket for $16.75 million to a Vietnamese businessman.Close at its heels was the sale of a stunning, beachfront property in exclusive Hedges Avenue in Mermaid Beach for $16.5 million. The home of former tennis player Pat Rafter at 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach. This house at 22-24 Ascot Street, Ascot, sold for $4.25m after just two days on the market.Christine Rudolph of Ray White New Farm said she had noticed an increase in buyers prepared to pay $4 million or more for a home.“We’ve definitely noticed a lot of these professional buyers would rather pay a premium for a finished product because they’re time poor and they really don’t want to go through project managing a renovation,” Ms Rudolph said.“That mid 30s to early 40s demographic is the prime demographic driving that $4 million price point at the moment, and they’re looking more at a long-term investment — somewhere they will settle for the next 20 years with their family.”Ms Rudolph recently sold a five-bedroom house on 685 sqm in Clayfield to a Sydney buyer who paid $2.145 million for it under the hammer — the highest price ever paid for a block of that size in the suburb.“That sale is proof that discerning buyers will continue to pay a premium for a quality product,” she said.“We’re continuing to see a strong trend in Brisbane with interstate migration and we’ve noticed an increase in both CEOs and CFOs with larger companies relocating to Brisbane. “One of the big benefits for them is that they can continue to operate on a global spehere out of Brisbane, but their preference is to move their families to Brisbane where the lifestyle is easy, schools are less expensive and they like to have that flexibility to be able to commute.” Inside the extravagant mansion at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton.Another high-profile figure was involved in the sale of the Fig Tree Pocket home of the founder of the collapsed Linc Energy, Peter Bond, earlier this year.Former federal politician and billionaire businessman Clive Palmer paid $7.5 million for the property at 36 Needham Street in one of the biggest sales of the year in Brisbane. This home at 187-191 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, sold for $16.5m. The view from the apartment at 5/81 Moray St, New Farm. Clive Palmer paid $7.5 million for a house in Brisbane this year. Picture: Kym Smith. Clive Palmer bought this property at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket. This mansion at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach, sold for $18m.The sale of the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom property at 21-23 Webb Road set a new record for the entire Sunshine Coast region when it was bought in March by David Russell, owner of private equity group Equis Energy. DREAM LIFESTYLE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH Inside the home at 312 Teewah Beach Rd, Noosa North Shore.And only a month ago, a 1950s style beach house sold for an eye-watering $11.2 million in an offmarket deal to a cashed-up Melbourne-based buyer.The sale price came as a shock to some given the property at 5 Allambi Rise in exclusive Little Cove last sold for $5.75 million only three years ago, showing the appetite from interstate migrants for premium real estate in Queensland. NOOSA BEACH HOUSE SELLS FOR $11.2M The former home of Christopher Skase at 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton, sold for more than $10m.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago This apartment at 5/81 Moray St, New Farm, sold for $6.5m.Knight Frank Australia head of residential research Michelle Ciesielski told The Courier-Mail Brisbane’s premium market was benefiting from the growing demand from downsizers looking for easy-to-maintain homes.“Demand for truly exceptional properties in sought-after positions have outweighed the supply coming to the Brisbane market, including new builds,” she said.“Retirees continue to downsize and look for properties that offer high security while they travel abroad and low maintenance living with an array of amenities, including technology.”But the best could be yet to come, with a number of Brisbane properties tipped to surpass the $10 million mark.A luxury residence built into the side of a hill at 10 Morgan St, Ascot, is tipped to change hands for more than $14 million — when the right buyer comes along.The four-storey home in an ultra private location boasts some of the best uninterrupted views in the suburb.Another home with the potential to fetch big dollars if it sells is ‘Cintra House’ at 23 Boyd St, Bowen Hills, which is one of Brisbane’s oldest and most prestigious homes. Cintra House at 23 Boyd St, Bowen Hills, is for sale.10 BIGGEST SALES IN BRISBANE IN 2017/18 Sale date Address Sale price 1. Mar, 2018 27 Sutherland Ave, Ascot $11m 2. Feb, 2018 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton $10.138m3. Sep, 2017 128 Crosby Rd, Ascot $8.8m4. Jan, 2018 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket $7.5m5. Mar, 2018 1a Eldernell Tce, Hamilton $7.25m6. March, 2018 5/81 Moray St, New Farm $6.5m7. Nov, 2017 34 Mullens St, Hamilton $5.975m8. Nov, 2017 68 Molonga Tce, Graceville $5.65m9. March, 2018 53 Macquarie St, Teneriffe $5.236m10. Feb, 2018 37 Macquarie St, Teneriffe $5.1m Source: Realestate.com.au (Includes only properties where sale prices were revealed or previously reported. Excludes residential land, rural properties and multiple dwelling properties).10 BIGGEST SALES IN SOUTHEAST QLD IN 2017/18 Sale date Address Sale price 1. Mar, 2018 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach $18m2. Jul, 2017 2620-2622 Virginia Dr, Hope Island $16.75m3. Sep, 2017 187-191 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach $16.5m4. Mar, 2018 46 Seaview Tce, Sunshine Beach $15.2m5. Jun, 2018 103-105 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach $11.6m6. May, 2018 5 Allambi Rise, Noosa Heads $11.2m7. Mar, 2018 27 Sutherland Ave, Ascot $11m 8. Nov, 2017 312 Teewah Beach Rd, Noosa North Shore $10.75m9. Jan, 2018 29-31 Wyuna Dr, Noosaville $10.301m10. Feb, 2018 36 Dickson Tce, Hamilton $10.138mSource: Realestate.com.au. (Includes only properties where sale prices were revealed or previously reported. Excludes residential land, rural properties and multiple dwelling properties).last_img read more

  • BP: Angelin platform shaping up

    first_imgBritish oil major BP has completed what it has described as a major milestone with its Angelin project in Trinidad.The company has through social media said that it has, as part of its Angelin project in Trinidad and Tobago, completed the final deck lift and stack up on the Angelin topside.“The helideck and vent boom are being painted, and will be installed later this year,” BP said in a social media post on Wednesday, sharing a photo of the project under construction.BP’s subsidiary BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC in June 2017 sanctioned the development the Angelin offshore gas project, located 60 kilometers off the south-east coast of Trinidad in water-depth of approximately 65 meters. The project includes the construction of a new platform – bpTT’s 15th offshore production facility.The development will include four wells and will have a production capacity of approximately 600 million standard cubic feet of gas a day (mmscfd). Gas from Angelin will flow to the Serrette platform hub via a new 21 kilometer pipeline.Angelin was originally discovered by the El Diablo well in 1995 and appraised by the La Novia well in 2006.The contract for the construction of  the 992-ton (900 metric ton) four-legged main pile jacket and 1,323-ton (1,200 metric ton) four-deck topside for the Angelin project was awarded to McDermott, and will be constructed at the Altamira, Mexico fabrication facility. The platform and pipeline are scheduled to be installed by McDermott’s vessel DLV 2000.BP plans to start drilling in 3Q 2018 and first gas from the Angelin facility is expected in 1Q 2019. BPTT is 70 per cent owned by BP and 30 per cent owned by Repsol.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more