Rep. Judy Chu Asked to Take Leadership Role in Congress on Climate Change Legislation

first_imgGovernment Rep. Judy Chu Asked to Take Leadership Role in Congress on Climate Change Legislation From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, May 27, 2013 | 6:11 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 Make a comment 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. More Cool Stuff Subscribe HerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena The San Gabriel Valley Chapter of Organizing for Action will be at Congresswoman Judy Chu’s South Lake Street office Wednesday morning to ask her to take a leadership role in Congress on climate change legislation and resources, in response to the upcoming wildfire season.The grassroots organization, in a news statement, said an increase is needed in resources that corresponds with the increasing number of fires that harm individual homeowners and businesses at a cost of billions to the state’s economy.“Automatic, across-the-board spending cuts caused by Congressional inability to deal with the sequester is forcing the Agriculture Department to shed 500 firefighters and 50 engines,” according to their statement.Beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Chu’s Pasadena office, 527 S. Lake Ave., the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of Organizing for Action will speak about the harm wildfires are doing to the economy of California and to request that Rep. Chu lead on climate change issues in Congress.The San Gabriel Valley Chapter of Organizing for Action (OFA) is comprised of volunteers throughout Glendale, Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley.They said there have been 1,569 wildfires in California so far this year — 85 percent more than average. More than 40,000 acres have burned in California this month alone.Also, California spends $800 million on fighting wildfires each year and these events are projected to increase 50 percent across the United States under a changing climate, over 100 percent in areas of the West by 2050 as projected by some studies, according to their news statement.“When it comes to climate change, too many lawmakers refuse to accept the science—and the danger—we face,” according to their statement. “We can’t make real progress on this issue until Congress is forced to acknowledge the problem, and in the coming weeks OFA volunteers are planning for some serious on-the-ground action to do just that.”For more information about Wednesday’s meeting at Chu’s office and more information about the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of Organizing for Action, email [email protected] Business News Community News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 *last_img read more

Bill Hughes Jr. to Open Ocean City Campaign Headquarters

first_imgBill Hughes Jr. won the Democratic nomination to run for New Jersey’s Second District seat in the House of Representatives.Bill Hughes Jr. invites the public to the grand opening of his new campaign headquarters 6 to 8 p.m. today (Monday, Aug. 4) at the Crown Bank building at 801 Asbury Avenue in Ocean City.The event will include refreshments, volunteer recruiting and training, and distribution of campaign material.Hughes is a Democrat running against 10-term Republican U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo for a seat in Congress in the November 2014 general election.Hughes is an Ocean City native whose father held the same Congressional seat from 1974 to 1994.last_img

Washington Nationals feel pain of NLDS loss to Dodgers

first_imgNow comes an offseason with some familiar questions about when, or even if, the 37-year-old Werth and other members of the core group that’s been around for these early exits can take the next step. “A lot of people have played baseball a lot longer than me and never even made the playoffs. I cherish getting to the playoffs. Everyone wants to win the World Series. Everyone wants to, obviously, get to the next level and get in a deep postseason run. The truth of the matter is, it’s really hard to do. You have to obviously play well, get some lucky breaks and have a few things go your way,” said first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, the Nationals’ very first amateur draft pick more than a decade ago. “I think we should look at the positives and look what we’ve done in the last five years. Obviously, we’re all disappointed right now. But we’ve done a lot of good things.”Dusty Baker was the latest manager to get Washington into the postseason but not to an NL Championship Series, pulling all the right strings during his first regular season with the team but seeing some moves not quite pan out against LA, especially in Game 5.That added to his decade-plus, four-club track record of failing to win games that would have concluded a series.In the aftermath of elimination, Baker was asked whether it’s inevitable that a team or a city goes through difficult moments before getting to a championship. “You do have to go through some pain. It’s not a very pleasant pain. I’ve gone through that pain a few times now,” Baker said. “But you have to persevere. That’s the story of life. It’s how you deal with the down times and how you deal with pain. And if you just keep persevering, then something will happen, something good will happen. You can’t stop trying. You can’t stop trying to reach your goal.”Bryce Harper went from being the youngest unanimous MVP in baseball history in 2015 to a bit of a mystery in 2016. His numbers went way down to a .243 average, 24 homers, 86 RBIs in the regular season, and he had only one RBI in the playoffs. The big question is whether he or the Nationals will ever explain exactly what his health status was — because if he wasn’t badly compromised by injury, then his lack of production at the plate becomes a lot more worrisome. The best news for Washington might be the emergence of rookie Trea Turner, who batted .342 with 13 homers, 40 RBIs and 33 steals despite only 307 at-bats and while learning to play center field.Surgery for RamosNationals catcher Wilson Ramos had surgery on his right knee and his rehabilitation is expected to take six-to- eight months.Washington says Ramos had the operation on Friday, hours after the team’s season-ending loss to the Dodgers.Ramos was injured last month, during the last week of the regular season. During Friday’s surgery, he had his knee’s ACL reconstructed and the medial meniscus and lateral meniscus repaired. He batted .307 with 22 homers and 80 RBIs this season, a career year right before he can become a free agent. Jayson Werth knew this season’s NL Division Series defeat following a division title felt different from the same scenarios that played out for the Washington Nationals a couple of other times recently.How so?“I don’t know,” the team’s left fielder said, then repeated that phrase in a silent, somber clubhouse in the early hours of Friday after a 4-3 loss to the Dodgers in Game 5. “Words are not really coming to me to describe it. It’s pretty heavy. It’s going to take some time to digest.”For the third time in five years, Werth and Washington won the NL East. And for the third time in five years, they failed to win a postseason series.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Uganda’s Mucureezi scores 4, Guinea go on record 7-goal spree

first_imgMucureezi walks away with the ball after his hattrick against South Sudan. ALL PHOTOS KCCA FC MEDIACHAN: Uganda’s Mucureezi scores 4, Guinea go on record 7-goal spreeJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Guinea thrashed Guinea-Bissau 7-0 in Conakry Saturday for a record winning margin for an African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier.The west Africans overtook Tanzania, who walloped Somalia 6-0 in Dar es Salaam during 2011 qualifying.In 15 previous qualifying matches since the competition for home-based players kicked off in 2008, Guinea never won by more than two goals.Sekou Amadou Camara was the destroyer-in-chief for the Guineans at the national stadium, netting four times to equal the individual scoring record for a qualifier.Guinea took 38 minutes to score, through Camara, and led 2-0 at half-time before the floodgates opened during a second half that yielded five more goals.They won the West zone A second round tie 10-1 on aggregate having built a 3-1 first leg advantage in Bissau last weekend.Guinea face Senegal on successive weekends during August in the final qualifying round for the 2018 tournament in Kenya.The Senegalese overcame Sierra Leone 3-1 in Dakar to advance 4-2 on aggregate.Amadou Dia Ndiaye for the hosts and Mahmou Fofanah exchanged early goals before Senegal netted twice in the second half through Alisane Ndao and Gueye Dieme.Mali overpowered the Gambia during the final quarter in Bamako to triumph 4-0 and progress by the same scoreline after a goalless first encounter.Ibrahima Kone broke the deadlock on 65 minutes and went on to score a hat-trick for the 2016 Nations Championship runners-up.Congratulations Uganda Cranes upon your win against South Sudan in the Kenya CHAN 2018 Qualifiers.FT Uganda 5-1 South Sudan pic.twitter.com/6GPbMtRQad— KCCA FC (@KCCAFC) July 22, 2017Mucureezi scores fourPaul Mucureezi matched Camara by netting four times for Uganda as they crushed South Sudan 5-1 in Kampala to qualify by the same overall score.It took him just 15 minutes either side of half-time to achieve the feat after Derrick Nsibambi put Uganda ahead on 33 minutes.Rwanda, who hosted the 2016 tournament and reached the quarter-finals, squeezed into the third round on away goals after a 0-0 draw with Tanzania in Kigali.For the Tanzanians, held 1-1 at home in Lake Victoria city Mwanza, it was the fourth consecutive failure to reach the finals after featuring in the maiden 2009 tournament.South Africa and Zambia set up an August showdown for a place in Kenya by winning at home having established first-leg leads on the road.A Ryan Moon goal earned South Africa a 1-0 win over Botswana, who travelled to Moruleng in the northwestern platinum mining belt with little hope after losing by two goals at home.Zambia followed up a four-goal away triumph over Swaziland by winning 3-0 in Lusaka with all the goals coming before half-time.Justin Shonga gave the hosts a second-minute lead, Brian Mwila doubled it four minutes before half-time and Simon Silwimba struck in first-half stoppage time. Another seven fixtures are scheduled for Sunday, including a delayed first leg between Burundi and Sudan.LIVE: Paul Mucureezi grabs 4 as Uganda whips South Sudan 5-1 #CHAN2018 at Lugogo. https://t.co/H2YU0JerAQ pic.twitter.com/LTc51GHl2X— The Independent (@UGIndependent) July 22, 2017African Nations Championship final zonal qualifying round draw:NorthEgypt v MoroccoAlgeria v LibyaWest ASenegal v GuineaMauritania v MaliWest BBenin v NigeriaNiger v Ivory CoastBurkina Faso v GhanaCentreEquatorial Guinea v GabonCongo Brazzaville v Democratic Republic of Congo (holders)Sao Tome e Principe v CameroonCentre-EastUganda v RwandaEthiopia v Sudan/BurundiShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more