Ian Whitcomb, July 10, 1941 – April 19, 2020

first_img 94 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News British singer-songwriter and author Ian Whitcomb, a long-time resident of Altadena, has died. He was 78.Ian became a founding member of the band Bluesville while studying in Dublin in 1963. The group recorded “the Sporting Life” which peaked at 100.Although the Sporting Life failed to break into the Top 40, his second song caught fire.“You Turn Me On,” broke the Top 10 and reached No. 8. In an effort to capitalize on the success of the song, Whitcomb went to America to appear on such television programs as “Shindig, Hollywood A Go-Go” and “American Bandstand.”He played the Hollywood Bowl with The Beach Boys in 1965 and then toured with The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, and Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs.“N-E-R-V-O-U-S!”, Whitcomb’s next release, reached No. 59 in Billboard.Ian’s music was included on the soundtracks of several films, including Peter Bogdanovich’s romantic drama “The Cat’s Meow,” and he also appeared as an actor in several films and television shows.He produced Mae West’s album “Great Balls of Fire,” and wrote several books on popular music, including “After the Ball.” He also hosted a radio show, which featured an eclectic mix of American and British popular songs.His recreation of the music played aboard The Titanic won Grammy awards for packaging and a nomination for the liner notes, which he wrote.Ian loved to perform and was a true artist. He played the accordion as well as ukulele, at music festivals throughout America, often with his ragtime band, The Bungalow Boys, as well as with a larger orchestra.He also wrote 23 books and appeared as Grand Marshal in the 24th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade on November 19, 1999.From November 2007, Whitcomb had an internet radio program on Wednesday evenings and later hosted the Ian Whitcomb Show on XM satellite radio. Make a comment People Ian Whitcomb, July 10, 1941 – April 19, 2020 STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 3:02 pm Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News More Cool Stuff HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty 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.center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

Contractors see no cause for concern at UHL site

first_imgTechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsHealthPoliticsContractors see no cause for concern at UHL siteBy David Raleigh – August 22, 2019 342 Groundwork gets under way on the site of the new 60 bed unit at UHL last April.A NEW 60-bed unit at University Hospital Limerick (UHL) is expected to be completed by next April, the company behind the €19.5 million project has confirmed to the Limerick Post.This follows confirmation earlier this week that the HSE awarded the contract for the building to Western Building Systems, which built 42 schools, all of which it is claimed have been found to have structural defects.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Western was awarded the tender earlier this year and signed off on the contract last May.The Department of Education is pursuing legal action against the firm for the cost of remediation of defects discovered at the schools.A UHL spokesman said the 60-bed unit “will be fully compliant with the building regulations”.“The proposal to provide a fast track ward block at UHL was initiated during 2018. Following a public procurement process by the HSE, the successful bidder was Western Building Systems. Funding to progress the project was subsequently included in the HSE Capital Plan 2019,” they said.The contract is “underway and progressing well” and is “anticipated to be completed by Quarter 3 2020 with the new beds envisaged to be operational in time for winter 2020”, the spokesman added.“Strict EU public procurement guidelines” were followed, and, Western “was entitled to bid for the contract and met all the contract criteria”.As the project is “a rapid build”, specialist work of this nature would have precluded some contractors from bidding. The work is being supervised and monitored by a HSE-appointed “technical advisor team” as well as “local HSE Estates staff”.UHL is consistently the most overcrowded hospital in the country, providing the only 24-hour emergency cover for the mid-west region and the spokesman said that the 60-bed unit “will go some way towards addressing the acknowledged lack of bed capacity in the region”.There is as yet no firm commitment to fund a proposed 96-bed unit at UHL.“This project is some years away from delivery”, the UHL spokesman said.Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan said: “It is very concerning that a company who is currently being sued by the Department of Education have been awarded the contract for the new ward at University Hospital Limerick.”“We don’t yet know to what extent Western Building Systems was responsible or not, for the building defects found in the 42 schools they built for the State over the past number of years.”“Until these facts are established, I would have assumed current tenders from this company would be under review, and new tenders not accepted, until the full facts are established.“I am extremely concerned that this news could result in delays for the new ward, which is critically needed at UHL,” Deputy Quinlivan added.Former Mayor and current Fianna Fáil general election candidate James Collins, said he felt there were many questions that needed to be answered about the situation.“I’m conscious that the company went through a tendering process and won the contract, but were those adjudicating on that contract fully aware of the issues which have arisen at the 42 schools. We have seen hundreds of schoolchildren nationwide disrupted,” Cllr Collins said.“In some cases, schools have had to shut down. There are outstanding questions in relation to the structural integrity of the work carried out by this company, so we must ask is it right to give them this contract?”“At the very least, the tender award should be reviewed given the large amount of public money at stake, and the significant public interest and public safety issues involved.”A UHL nursing source said they did not want to comment on the circumstances surrounding the awarding of the contract but that they “hope it won’t delay the unit”.A spokeswoman for Western Building Systems said the company, which has operated to 35 years, “continues to be awarded and deliver important public and private contracts in Ireland and the UK including University Hospital Limerick which is set for completion in April 2020”.“These tenders were awarded following extensive procurement processes.” She said that Western had “recently completed work and / or are currently working on other projects, including, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda; a psychiatric inpatient unit at Beamount Hospital; Roslyn Park College; Greystones National School; Colaiste Cois Life and a number of housing projects”.“We note comments from the HSE last year when it stated ‘there are currently no safety concerns regarding the integrity of its buildings in relation to construction works carried out by Western Buildings Systems at this time’”.“We welcome engagement and cooperation with public contracting partners in respect of all such projects, not least to ensure we avoid a situation whereby projects which are deemed to have met contractual requirements and certified as such by Government Departments and agencies are subsequently not deemed to be.”“We will work with the contracting authorities such as the Health Service Executive in respect of whatever structures they deem appropriate as we have also done up to this point in respect of the school building with the Department of Education.”“In parallel, we will continue to engage with the Department of Education and Skills to ensure the independent report it promised into the schools building programme is delivered with a firm deadline for the publication,” the spokeswoman concluded. 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Flowers ends PSC bid

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Skip “I have wide state name recognition – greater than the other candidates, except in the Huntsville and Mobile areas,” he said. “But, I just like my independence better. I don’t want to lose my credibility.”Flowers said he is happy with his decision not to run for public office. He reportedly had a significant campaign fund from previous political endeavors when he decided to run for the PSC.“I feel good about my decision,” he said. “I may get back into politics at some point but right now I have no plans.”Flowers said he is now turning his attention to his column and to what he calls “a dull year in politics.”“I’m not going to get involved,” he said. “I might not ever write about it.” Published 11:00 pm Thursday, February 6, 2014 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “As a politician, I would become a party person. I like being an analyst and the people’s conduit to the State Capitol. Over the last decade, I’ve been able to tell it like it is. People trust me. I have earned their trust and they like what I’m saying about state politics.”Flowers’ weekly column runs in about 70 newspapers across the state, many of which are local papers.“Those are the newspapers that people read to find out who won the baseball game, who got married and who died,” he said. “They are the papers people read found out what Steve Flowers has to say and people put their trust in it. It’s my niche. “Flowers said it is his belief that he could have won the race for Alabama Public Service Commission Place 2. You Might Like Mayor for day winners announced Seven area students will enjoy an insiders look at public administration as they participate in the Troy Mayor for A… read more Flowers served 16 years in the Alabama House of Representatives before starting a career in political commentary. He also teaches Southern Politics at Troy University.In his announcement Thursday afternoon, Flowers said after contemplation and consultation with editors, readers and viewers and listeners, it is his belief that he would lose credibility and potentially his impartiality as a political journalist if he reenters the political arena as a participant.“I like the niche that I have carved for myself as Alabama’s columnist and commentator for local newspapers, especially those in middle size towns,” Flowers said. “When you throw your hat in the arena, you are a politician. People look at you differently as a politician. They look at you with a different prism. Email the author Book Nook to reopen Alabama columnist and commentator Steve Flowers announced Thursday that he will not be a candidate for Alabama Public Service Commission Place 2.Flowers, a Troy resident, said he considered a race for the State Public Service Commission after the Ethics Commission confirmed that he could continue his career as an Alabama political columnist and commentator in conjunction with the public service endeavor.He was challenging incumbent Republican Terry Dunn for the nomination. Other challengers include Alabama Minority GOP Chairman Philip Brown and Jonathan Barbee, former Alabama GOP interim press secretary. By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Flowers ends PSC bid The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Humboldt Crabs take series against Seattle Studs thanks to big seventh-inning offense

first_imgArcata >> All the Crabs needed was for one blooper to fall.And just like that, the weight was off their shoulders and the bats woke themselves up.After staring at a zero in the hit column for nearly two hours Sunday afternoon, the Humboldt Crabs’ first hit was the appetizer to a main course in the form of a five-run seventh inning that propelled them to a 6-4 win over the Seattle Studs in front of a lively and loud 1,145 spectators at the Arcata Ball Park.“Sometimes just cracking through and …last_img

49ers mailbag: Is Garoppolo a game manager or is the defense?

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Welcome to the first-ever 49ers mailbag with them carrying a 5-0 record. Onward to your questions submitted via my Instagram and Twitter handles:Who is the 49ers’ MVP candidate? (@_nellymon_)George Kittle, the first tight end to win MVP? Otherwise, Jimmy Garoppolo could come on strong to fit the pass-happy NFL’s annual MVP script. It’s been seven years since a non-QB won MVP: running back Adrian Peterson, who’s now on Washington and will host the 49ers’ cadre of MVP-worthy …last_img

Social media could undermine the cattle class crush

first_imgAircraft such as the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 are helping reduce airline greenhouse emissions. The ability to access social media on aircraft will give airline passengers a greater voice in influencing the way cabins are configured, a senior Airbus executive believes.Head of A350 XWB marketing customer affairs Marisa Lucas-Ugena said wi-fi connectivity would give passengers a greater ability to praise or criticise aircraft interiors as they were flying.She said the Internet was also increasingly shaping the way passengers chose how to fly and agreed that the ability to tweet from aircraft could reverse the current trend to squeeze more people into economy class to maximise revenue.“Any passenger having a great experience in flight can report it real time,’’ she said. “And while a few years ago that report would be when you arrive and have a nice dinner with your family, today you can spread it all over the world with social media.’’Airlines have adopted new seat designs to cut seat pitch – the distance between a point on a seat and the same point on the seat behind it – and many are reducing seat width by adding a seat to each row in planes such as the Boeing 777.Airbus has been heavily pushing the fact that its planes are designed to maintain a  minimum seat width of 18 inches, a campaign rival Boeing  discounts as marketing hype.The cabin of the new A350 is six inches wider than the rival Boeing 787 and Airbus says this means it can offer a comfortable, wider seat in nine-abreast economy configuration as well as eight abreast in premium economy and four abreast in business class. Vertical wall panels and sophisticated lighting give a sense of space  and the airline has boosted this in business class by increasing the size of overhead lockers and doing away with the central bins.Like the rival Boeing 787, The A350 has higher cabin pressure and humidity that helps people better handle long trips and is significantly quieter than older aircraft.While the Lucas-Ugena said the 350 was not as quiet as upper cabin of the company’s Airbus A380 superjumbo, she claimed it was six decibels quieter than the 787’s interior. She said Airbus had focused on passenger comfort when it designed the A350 because of its long range of about 8,000nm (14,800km). “And that is a lot of time,’’ she told reporters at a briefing at Airbus’s Toulouse headquarters on Thursday. “We don’t want to stay 17 hours in the office, we don’t want to stay 17 hours on our sofa at home and the office and the sofa are normally more comfortable than an airplane.“So that’s why at Airbus, and in particular on the A350, we are obsessed by comfort in the cabin.“This is one of the features we consider most important and it cannot be decoupled from efficiency and it cannot be decoupled from the range ability of the aircraft.’’The A350 is set to become a major player in the Asia-Pacific with big orders from airlines such as Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific.Singapore has ordered 67 of the fuel efficient aircraft – including seven ultra long range aircraft – and is taking delivery of the sixth A350-900 on Friday. The delivery will be key milestone for the manufacturer becasue it also mark Airbus’s 10,000th aircraft delivery.The Singaporean carrier was instrumental in developing the ultra long range version of the A350-900 which it intends to use to re-launch flights on the Singapore-New York and Singapore-Los Angeles routes. It previously operated the flights using four-engine A340-500s but was forced to abandon the routes for economic reasons.The A350-900ULR provides an estimated 25 per cent improvement in efficiency and uses a modified fuel system and aerodynamic improvements to increase the range to about 8700 nautical miles and a flight time of about 19 hours. Operators can also switch the plane back to the standard long-haul A350-900 specification if necessary.Singapore’s head of sales marketing, Campbell Wilson, said the airline had yet to decide on the number of seats on the ULR or the exact cabin configuration, including what classes would be involved.Airbus is preparing to flight test a bigger version of the A350, the A350-1000, and Lucas-Ugena would not rule out the development of a long-range version.Steve Creedy travelled to Toulouse courtesy of Singapore Airlines.last_img read more

Attawapiskat Chief Spence calls for chiefs to form united front and confront

first_imgAttawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence last January on Victoria Island during her fast.APTN National NewsWith one of her closest aides on a walk to Ottawa, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence released an open letter Tuesday calling on First nation leaders to form a united front and confront Ottawa.Spence’s letter is addressed to Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo and senior chiefs in Ontario.“Chiefs, why are you watching your people agonize when they raise their voices and struggle for their rights and protect our signed treaties?” said Spence, in the letter. “It’s so anguishing to watch the walkers go through the discomfort…as the chiefs are in comfortable zone. What does it take for the leadership to understand and feel the distress for the people that are fighting for the rights for justice, peace, freedom and to renew the treaty relationship and to honour the spirit and intent of the treaty?”Danny Metatawabin, Brian Okimaw and Paul Mattinas and Remi Nakogee began walking Saturday from Attawapiskat down a snowmobile trail that passes through Kashechewan and Fort Albany before hitting Moosonee, Ont.The walk is dubbed, “Reclaiming Our Steps Past, Present and Future.”Metatawabin was one of Spence’s closest aides during the Attawapiskat chief’s liquids-only fast which lasted from mid-December 2012 to mid-January 2013.Spence said the walk is meant to remind chiefs about the promises that were made to end her fast.“Danny’s quest is to remind all chiefs and the government of Canada of the undertakings promised during last year’s struggle which remain outstanding,” said Spence.In her letter, Spence calls on First Nations chiefs to form a united front to confront Ottawa.“I call upon you, to listen to the concerns of your membership, to heed their advice, and to call upon your fellow chiefs and set up a special meeting to develop a united stand for the future of our nations,” said Spence.Spence calls on the chiefs to also organize a meeting with the federal government.“If the chiefs fail to heed the advice contained in this open letter to engage in solidarity with their members to advocate for their members and to protect the needs of our people and treaties, I will call upon my grassroots people, treaty partners, Canadians and our neighbours from other countries to expose all of the wrongful acts and abusive actions…imposed to our people and continue to impact generations of our people to this day.”[email protected]@APTNNews LETTERGDE Error: Unable to determine file type from URLlast_img read more