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of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub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 CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Public Safety New Details Released in Double-Fatal Shooting at Villa Parke in Pasadena By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, April 12, 2021 | 5:13 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 STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News 24 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Homicide detectives are seeking the 2010 Nissan Altima with faded paint and paper “Penske” license plates in connection with a double-fatal shooting at Villa Parke in Pasadena on Dec. 1, 2020. (Credit: Pasadena Police Department)Detectives released a photo of a car, as well as the description of a man, being sought by detectives in connection with a shooting at Villa Parke in Pasadena late last year that left two men dead and another wounded.Investigators published the new information in hopes of generating tips that may help them solve the shooting, which took place about 3 p.m. on Dec. 1 in the northeast portion of the park, near Parke Street and Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. William Grisafe said.The shooting claimed the lives of Cristino Medellin Avila, 51, and Aaron Perez Flores, 40, both of Pasadena, according to police and Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner officials. A third man wounded by the gunfire survived his injuries.Homicide detectives are seeking a car similar to this newer-model, white Mercedes-Benz with black rims in connection with a double-fatal shooting at Villa Parke in Pasadena on Dec. 1, 2020. (Credit: Pasadena Police Department)No arrests have been and a motive in the attack was not clear.Police last week released a photo of a white, newer-model Mercedes-Benz sedan that was similar to one being sought as possibly related to the shooting.Based on tips generated from that, detectives were able to obtain a photo of a second car being sought in connection with the shooting, as well as a description of a possible suspect, Grisafe said.The vehicle was described as a blue or black 2010 Nissan Altima with faded paint and paper “Penske” license plates, police said in a written statement.Additionally, detectives were also looking for a person described as a Black teen or young man, tall and thin, wearing black clothing.Anyone with information was asked to contact the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4501. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.Related:Police Detectives Identify Vehicle of Interest in Pasadena Double Murder2 Pasadena Men Killed in Shooting at Villa Parke Identified2 Men Killed, Another Critically Wounded in Pasadena Shooting Business News Subscribe Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff
VILLA (5-3-2)GUZAN,HUTTON, RICHARDS, LESCOTT, CLARK,DISSOKHO,VERETOUT, WESTWOOD, GANA,AGBONLAHOR, AYEWKANE,LAMELA, ALLI ERIKSEN,DIER, DEMBELE,ROSE, WIMMER, ALDERWEIRELD, WALKER,LLORISSPURS (4-2-3-1)Aston Villa have just 16 points from 29 games. Only two teams in Barclays Premier League history have had fewer than 16 points after 29 games (Sunderland in 2005-06 and Derby in 2007-08 – both 10).Villa have lost six of their last seven league games, including the last four. In that quartet of defeats, they have conceded 15 goals. Indeed, at Villa Park, they have won two and eight, both worse records in the division. Their goals for, 11, is the lowest, while their goals conceded, 23, is the highest. By contrast, Spurs have won seven away games, the joint second highest, and lost just twice.After winning six games in a row in the Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur have taken one point from their last two games, the defeat at West Ham and last Saturday’s dramatic 2-2 draw at home to neighbours and arch-enemies Arsenal.They remain in second place, five points behind leaders Leicester City, and can reduce that gap to two points as their rivals do not play until Monday night.Spurs would be top now had they not drawn so many games; no fewer than 10 of their 29 games have ended in stalemates.They beat Villa 3-1 in November at White Hart Lane but in this game last season Villa won 1-0 despite finishing with 10 men.Villa test Jack Grealish but are still without Libor Kozak, Jordan Amavi, Carlos Sanchez and Adama Traore. Spurs, meanwhile, test Danny Rose but Jan Vertonghen is out.
How should a scientist’s career be evaluated if he was a known fraud? How also if he promoted views that fanned the flames of racism and genocide? Here’s what Philip Ball said about Ernst Haeckel in Nature:1Reckoned to have been instrumental to the introduction of darwinism to Germany, Haeckel has also inspired generations of scientists with his stunning drawings of the natural world….Ball is reviewing a new book on Haeckel by Olaf Breidbach, Visions of Nature: The Art and Science of Ernst Haeckel (Prestel, 2006).2 But despite enjoying the beautiful drawings of radiolarians, antelopes and other things, did Ball have any comments about Haeckel’s well-known forgeries of embryos supposedly illustrating evolution?Few scientists of his time were more complicated. He was the archetypal German Romantic, who toyed with the idea of becoming a landscape painter and venerated Goethe. He promoted a kind of historical determinism, akin to that of the philosopher G. W. F. Hegel, that sat uncomfortably with Darwin’s pragmatic rule of contingency. Haeckel’s view of evolution was a search for order, systematization and hierarchy that would reveal far more logic and purpose in life than a mere struggle for survival. His most famous scientific theory, the ‘biogenetic law’, which argued that organisms retrace evolutionary history as they develop from an egg (‘ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny’), was an attempt to extract such a unifying scheme from the natural world. It can be argued that this kind of visionary mindset, with its strong preconceptions about how the world ought to be, does not serve science well. Haeckel supplies a case study in the collision between Romanticism and science, and that tension is played out in his illustrated works.Still no mention of the word fraud in the embryo drawings. Maybe a little euphemism and some mercy quotes will help as Ball also considers the more serious charges that Haeckel fueled the rise of Nazism:For example, historian Daniel Gasman3 and others have proposed that Ernst Haeckel’s influence on German culture at the turn of the century was pernicious in its promotion of a ‘scientific’ racist ideology that fed directly into Nazism. However, Breidbach goes no further than to admit that Haeckel became a “biological chauvinist” during the First World War, and that “sometimes the tone of his writing was overtly racist”. Breidbach admits that his book is not a biography as such, more an examination of Haeckel’s visual heritage. Yet one could argue that Haeckel’s dark side was as much a natural consequence of his world view as was Art Forms in Nature. The claim that Haeckel doctored images to make them fit with his preconceived notions of biology is harder to ignore in this context. He was even accused of this in his own time, particularly by his rival Wilhelm His, and to my eye the evidence looks pretty strong (see Nature 410, 144; doi:10.1038/35065834 2001 and Science 277, 1435; 1997). But Breidbach skates over this issue, alluding to the allegations only to suggest that the illustrations “instructed the reader how to interpret the shapes of nature properly”.Now that Ball almost warmed up to the fraud word, can he excuse Breidbach’s euphemisms? On the whole, Breidbach simply explains Haeckel’s reliance on image without assessing it. Haeckel’s extraordinary drawings were not made to support his arguments about evolution and morphogenesis; rather, they actually were the arguments. He believed that these truths should be apparent not by analysing the images in depth but simply by looking at them. “Seeing was understanding,” as Breidbach writes. But if that’s so, it places an immense burden of responsibility on the veracity of the images. This is the nub of the matter. Breidbach suggests that Haeckel’s drawings are schematic and that, like any illustrator, Haeckel prepared them to emphasize what we are meant to see. But of course, this means we see what Haeckel wants us to see.Ball continues his argument, saying that “whether he hid any nascent appendages that challenged his biogenetic law,” Haeckel’s propensity for exaggeration makes the value of his other drawings questionable. The German advocate of darwinism was creating, in a sense, platonic forms loosely connected with reality. At this point, Ball seems impatient with Breidbach’s euphemisms. The book author excused the fabrications as images of “nature properly organized” and “the labour of the analyst was replaced by the fascination of the image.” Ball adds, with sarcasm, “Absolutely – as ‘fascinate’ originally meant ‘bewitch’.” Ball further criticized Haeckel for using photography later only as a backup against charges of forgery. He did not accept the excuse that aesthetic styles permit a scientific illustrator to gild the lily. In the end, he felt that Breidbach’s book,
26 January 2016The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is opening a new office in Cape Town so it can enhance its service to clients, build and strengthen relationships and provide accessible support to the market.The city has increased its footprint in the financial services sector and has become an important hub in the industry.JSE capital markets director Donna Oosthuyse described the Mother City has a major centre for global and local institutional investors as well as listed companies.“Being the second largest economic hub of South Africa, and the head office base of many institutional clients and an increasing number of member firms and brokers, an office in the city is a logical part of the JSE’s client strategy,” she said.#JSE aims to build and strengthen relationships and provide accessible support to the market from its new office in Cape Town.— JSE (@JSE_Group) January 20, 2016The new office will be used for all JSE-related activities and events held in Cape Town and it will be headed by senior capital markets specialist, Maryke Vreulink.Source: JSE
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… While tax season is always a scramble, one of the best perks of being self-employed is the fact that you can generally arrive to the office / living room in your pajamas. Think about all the blogs you read on a regular basis. Now imagine those people in their underwear, because that’s honestly how the foremost technology bloggers are dressed as they deliver you the latest news. But video chat threatens to unsettle this wonderful world of pants-less utopia. This past weekend, Google announced the launch of iGoogle voice and video chat. While Skype was one of the first large communities to incorporate video chat, the company has always positioned itself as a VoIP solution for long-distance international phone calls etc. Meanwhile Google’s applications have always been positioned as personal email and office solutions. Even after launching office-related features like screen sharing, Skype’s video chat is still marketed with the overseas grandparent angle in mind. A crisp video of a grandchild’s first steps is featured on Skype’s main video page alongside links to web cam-related merchandise. However, when Gmail’s video chat feature arrived, it wasn’t positioned towards grandparents or overseas friends. It was presented as an everyday lifestyle-related product, and it meant that for launch week, 150 million monthly users would habitually open their email and face the threat of the pre-coffee video ping. Now with iGoogle video chat, the threat of the unwanted video chat is even more constant. For many iGoogle users, opening the main page is similar to opening a morning newspaper. Imagine opening your news feeds and having your boss or mother-in-law call you when you least expect it. Egad! We’ll have to keep our homes clean, brush our hair and put on respectable clothing. And what about home office productivity? All of those precious morning minutes we spent mentally prepping for phone interviews will now be spent picking out an appropriate shirt.If you’re the kind of upstanding citizen that gets dressed before 10:00 am, install the iGoogle voice and video chat plug in and try it out. But if you’re a nudist, self-employed hermit or hopeless slob, consider holding off until the community has established guidelines for etiquette. Related Posts dana oshiro Tags:#Google#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Google announced the Google Apps Certification Program today. The program will certify IT professionals who have demonstrated the ability to sell, deploy, develop and support Google Apps. The first certification is the Goolge Apps Certified Deployment Specialist, “which certifies IT professionals who have demonstrated the fundamental knowledge and skills required to migrate to, configure, and deploy Google Apps.”The certification is completely Web-based. Anyone with a browser can take the online exam. According to the announcement, “It is available in English now, and will soon be available in additional languages.” It costs $100. The suggested prerequisites are:Before taking the exam, it is recommended that a candidate have a minimum of 3-6 years of professional IT experience, and complete at least 3 Google Apps for Business deployments. The deployments should require some technical complexity and significant data integration and migration work. You should be experienced with the use of Google Apps Directory Sync and server side migration tools, such as Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Exchange.As Google continues to compete with Microsoft in the enterprise, a certification program is a logical step for helping organizations find qualified consultants. It already offers a developer certification program.Although certification is frequently criticized within the IT world, those that receive certifications typically have an easier time finding work. Further, it helps decision makers evaluate candidates. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… klint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#news Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
ShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid [email protected] Texas ready for medical marijuana?Baker Institute panel to address topic Nov. 12HOUSTON – (Nov. 4, 2014) – William Martin, director of the drug policy program and senior fellow in religion and public policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute of Public Policy, will host a panel Nov. 12 on whether the Texas is ready to accept marijuana as a form of medical treatment.The 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. discussion of the therapeutic promise and legislative possibility for medical marijuana in Texas will feature an experienced legal grower and dispensary operator from New Mexico, a physician, a Baker Institute drug policy expert, a veteran Texas legislator, as well as both user and non-user advocates and activists.During the 2015 legislative session, Texas lawmakers will consider one or more bills that would permit legal use of marijuana in the treatment of approved medical conditions. For many years, a majority of Texans have supported some form of legal access to medical marijuana, according to Martin. Currently, 23 states and the District of Columbia have medical marijuana programs, but they differ widely on such matters as the range of conditions qualifying for treatment, the ease of obtaining permits for use and the right to grow one’s own medical marijuana.Who: Host: William Martin, the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.Speakers include:Terri Davis Carriker, advocate for families of children with epilepsy.Amy Lou Fawell, president, Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana For Autism (MAMMA).Vincent Lopez, director of patient outreach, Texas chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML); founder, Patient Alliance for Cannabis TherapeuticsLeslie Grady McAhren, executive director and director of research, CG Corrigan.Rep. Elliott Naishtat, Texas State Representative, District 49.Katharine A. Neill, the Alfred C. Glassell III Postdoctoral Fellow in Drug Policy, Baker Institute.Jeronimo Saldana, coordinator, Movement Building Team, Drug Policy Alliance.Neeraj Shah, physician, Seton Medical Center. What: Conference to discuss if Texas is ready for medical marijuana.When: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.Where: Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at 713-348-6327 or [email protected] is free, but the public must register to attend the event at http://bakerinstitute.org/events/register/1680/?submit=RSVP.For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps.-30-Baker Institute Houston Chronicle blog “Viewpoint” by Katharine Neill:“The cannabis industry: Growing pains for now, but success will come“Follow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInsitute.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just over 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go here. AddThis