Red Cross Kicks Off 100 Years of Service in Pasadena Friday

first_img 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 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Top of the News Subscribe Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Kicking off the 100th year of Red Cross service in Pasadena, about 60 businessmen and women spent their lunch hour at a mini-CPR course held in front of City Hall.Wescom Credit Union partnered with the Red Cross for the event and brought 30 of their employees for the non-certified CPR class.Executive Board member for Red Cross Liz Giordano said, “We could be prepared that doesn’t mean you are.”When an emergency happens, first responders may be tied up and not able to get to every person, so Giordano said it is essential for every resident to be CPR certified or at least have training so they can step in and help before a first responder gets to the scene.This was the first CPR event held in Pasadena, other similar events have been held throughout Los Angeles County.Vice Mayor Jacque Robinson greeted everyone. Other Mayors in attendance included Temple City Mayor Cynthia Sternquist, San Marino Mayor Richard Ward, and Monterey Park Mayor Anthony Wong.This event launches a series of centennial celebration events over the next year. The next event will be a luncheon on December 6 at the Sheraton Pasadena.center_img Giving Back Red Cross Kicks Off 100 Years of Service in Pasadena Friday Article and Photography by RACHEL YOUNG Published on Friday, November 8, 2013 | 3:25 pm Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

Univ to end Oxford ‘spotty neek’ stereotype by introducing skincare reps

first_imgUniversity College is set to elect two skincare representatives, after a motion establishing the position was passed at their last JCR meeting.The motion stated that the representatives, who will be given positions on the general committee, will be introduced to cater for student “skincare, shaving, grooming and general cellular wellbeing”.The motion was proposed by Francis Kerrigan and seconded by Anjelica Smerin. They felt it was necessary to help “banish the stereotype of ‘the spotty neek’ for Oxford”. They argued this was particularly problematic as exam season approaches and skin issues worsen. Elections will be held in seventh week.The reps’ responsibilities range from spreading awareness of “issues surrounding pores, hydration and chapped lips” to weekly livestream videos to discuss “grooming regimes, face masks, shaving, and moisturising.”Smerin claimed such videos had been popular in the past, with rumours that the first one will deal with the controversies surrounding chemical exfoliation.The motion was amended to make sure the videos are recorded and saved rather than livestreamed to ensure that they are permanently accessible for students.Kerrigan and Smerin have also promised to provide skincare consultations, and have stated “Kerrigan and Smerin Skincare Ltd Common Room Representatives reserves the right for any elected individual to be dismissed”, should they themselves deem the representative incapable of carrying out this role.last_img read more

Capitalizing on credit card growth

first_imgScott is the Principal of Your Credit Union Partner, PLLC.Your Credit Union Partner (YCUP) is a trusted advisor to the leaders of more than 100 credit unions located throughout … Web: www.yourcupartner.org Details The opportunities for credit union loan growth haven’t been this good for a very long time. According to the CUNA Mutual March 2017 Trends Report[1] (January 2017 data), overall, credit union loan balances rose 0.9 percent in January (better than the 0.4-percent pace reported in January 2016) and 11.5 percent during the past 12 months. Credit union seasonally-adjusted annualized loan growth reached 12.8 percent in January of 2017 – the fastest pace since January of 2000.For many credit unions, loan growth opportunities are found in abundance among existing members and a record number of new credit union members. CUNA reported in its 2016 year-end report[2] that membership in U.S. credit unions increased by 4.1 percent in 2016 overall. When compared to previous calendar year results, this is the fastest growth seen since 1986. U.S. credit unions now report 108.2 million members – a total which is equal to slightly more than a third (33.5 percent) of the country’s population.Growing credit union loan balances reflect an abundance of opportunity in the market today – is your team making the most of these opportunities and finding the optimum amount of success? For those of you looking to make more of these market opportunities (while they last), I offer the following thoughts.Be prepared, and take advance of peak credit card spend timeOverall, credit card spends increases from lows during the first quarter and then peaks annually during the fourth quarter. The chart below illustrates this trend back to 2014.Smart credit unions are preparing now to make the most of this strong opportunity in fourth-quarter 2017. Here are a few suggestions to help you capitalize on what will likely be a very strong year of credit-card activity.First, don’t rely on best guesses, or what you believe others are doing. Use trustworthy data that is relevant to your membership and target market. Trusted sources like Experian have created powerful card spend[1] algorithms, built from credit data, to help credit unions find the best opportunities. This data can help your team:Target high-spending members with your very best offerAssign the credit limit your members need and wantAssign the right APR to make sure you maximize interest and interchange incomeRetain profitable cards and identify those members who provide new opportunityMy experience is that many credit unions miss the boat when it comes to capturing the larger credit-card opportunity. High-performing credit unions are using the best-trended data to have a better understanding of their members, and customizing the product features and offer. Successful card programs are built upon a lot more than a low rate and reward program. Smart credit-union marketers know which members are likely to be Rate Surfers, Balance Revolvers, Transactors, Consolidators, Non-active, or Seasonal users. Card experts know how to present the right card product to the right member at the right time.Why it mattersPortfolio expert and Director Jason Dietrich of Experian’s Global Consulting Practice reports that year-over-year growth for national banks in credit cards is at a higher clip than credit unions: 12 percent for national banks versus 9 percent for credit unions (balance growth). National banks are credit unions’ primary card competitor in the market. This identifies an opportunity to revisit the way credit unions approach their card portfolios, and to take steps to maintain and grow their card share versus national banks.When asked to identify one thing credit unions should be focused on when it comes to managing their card portfolio, Mr. Dietrich replied, “retention.” Good retention activity requires a view toward retaining both spend and balance, aligned toward the needs of individual members. It’s very important that on the balance retention side, credit unions stay in touch with members who are showing the need or desire to consolidate debt, or who have significant revolving balance elsewhere at rates higher than the credit union can offer. Getting an offer for a balance transfer to them in a timely manner is important for balance capture and retention. And for retaining spend, the foundation for effective retention comes from identifying which members use credit cards primarily for spend rather than to revolve. For these members, ensure that proactive steps are taken to make your card product the most attractive one for that purpose. Several tactics are proven effective in achieving these goals, but it all starts with proper and timely identification of member needs.Who knows what tomorrow’s loan-growth opportunities will be. Let’s each win as many of these opportunities as we can TODAY. Be assured that your toughest competitors are using the best data, analytics, and marketing strategies to beat YOU in the market. You can take that to the bank.You’re strongly encouraged to assess your credit-card portfolio strategies. Make sure you are using the very best tools to make the most of today’s opportunities while they exist.[1] http://www.experian.com/consumer-information/consumer-spending-data.html 54SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Scott Butterfieldlast_img read more

Syracuse gets 10th conference win by pulling away from Boston College late, 69-63

first_imgDesiree Elmore sprung up from her seat on the bench, knowing what came next.The moment Gabrielle Cooper’s 3 from the right wing kissed the net, the Carrier Dome exploded. Elmore kicked up her left leg and swung her right fist down simultaneously, then bounced her way to teammates as SU head coach Quentin Hillsman called a timeout.“Gabby hit a big shot and I took the timeout and I told them,” Hillsman said after the game, “two stops, two buckets, that’s it. … There wasn’t enough possessions for us to lose unless we imploded.”After the game, though, Cooper sat and faced the media, looking subdued as Tiana Mangakahia answered questions about becoming the Atlantic Coast Conference single-season assist leader. When questioned about the shot, Cooper demurred.“It felt good,” Cooper said, looking down, grinning. “Just another shot.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut it wasn’t “just another shot.” Cooper’s 3 with 2:10 left in the game gave Syracuse (22-7, 10-6 ACC) the breathing room it never had for the previous 18 minutes of the second half, and put the Orange in position to top an inferior Boston College team (7-22, 2-14), 69-63, on Sunday in the Carrier Dome. Despite rolling out to a moderate lead early in the game, SU let BC scratch and claw its way back into the game, and both squads entered the fourth quarter knotted at 45. Still, Syracuse downed the Eagles for the ninth-straight time.“It was a tough game for us,” Hillsman said. “We didn’t create enough margins. To win games comfortably, you have to create margins.”In the teams’ first meeting this season on Jan. 28, Syracuse cruised into halftime with a 14-point cushion, and by the end of the third quarter, the Orange led by 22. SU finished off the Eagles behind 25 points from Digna Strautmane and 19 more from Mangakahia.The Eagles offense floundered that day, taking 20 fewer shots than Syracuse and making only four 3s.On Sunday, the Orange had no such offensive dominance, taking only seven more shots than the Eagles, and giving up 10 made 3s (seven of which came from Taylor Ortlepp).Syracuse, a team that averaged 73.9 points per game prior to Sunday, struggled to gain the separation it needed from a Boston College side that averaged 57.8.“I never thought this game would be easy,” Hillsman said. “… (BC) did a good job of making shots.”Max Freund | Staff PhotographerThe win comes with extra importance, as it takes SU to 10 wins in the ACC and caps off a streak of five-straight victories to end the season. After then-No. 4 Louisville came and beat Syracuse on Feb. 4, the Orange was under .500 in ACC play for the first time since losing two straight road games in the middle of January. With a 5-6 conference record at that point, head coach Quentin Hillsman’s directive was clear.“We understand that these last five games we have,” Hillsman said on Feb. 4, “I think, are very urgent.”SU didn’t look urgent at times against the Eagles on Sunday. Leading 29-20 with fewer than five minutes to play in the first half, the Orange was in position to keep the pressure on and put an inferior BC team away before halftime, but it didn’t.Instead, SU struggled to get open looks and turned the ball over trying to run its half-court offense. In response, BC gashed SU for two fastbreak layups and set up sharpshooter Milan Bolden-Morris for open looks from the top of the key.After swinging the ball around the arc, a BC wing drove, collapsing the defense and freeing Bolden-Morris for wide open looks from straight away. She knocked down two-straight 3s to cap off a 10-0 Boston College run that put the Eagles ahead, 30-29, with just more than two minutes until halftime.The third quarter was much of the same. Syracuse opened on a 7-0 run to stretch its lead to nine. But after seven more minutes of back-and-forth play, Boston College had come back, and an Ortlepp 3 with 52 seconds left in the third quarter sent both teams to the final stanza with 45 points on the board.“We played a little sloppy this game,” Miranda Drummond said.In the final frame, both teams traded blows. Ortlepp or Bolden-Morris would splash a 3, only to be answered by Cooper on the other end. When a Georgia Pineau jumper brought BC within one, SU knew it needed to find a dagger, and quick.Mangakahia brought the ball down the court, took a hop step and fired the ball down to Amaya Finklea-Guity, who turned and missed a lefty layup. But Drummond had sprinted in from the wing and snatched the ball from two would-be BC rebounders.Drummond broke toward the sideline, curled right, and hit Cooper five feet behind the 3-point line, halfway between the wing and the top of the arc.Cooper made no mistake, and SU had the game in hand. Comments Published on February 25, 2018 at 4:08 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Mouthwatering ties in the County Senior Hurling Quarter Finals.

first_imgAt 3.30pm West champions Eire Og Annacarthy will come up against Kilruane McDonaghs from the North of the county.On the following day an all North Tipp clash sees Portroe and Nenagh Eire Og go head to head at 2pm.Afterwards West Tipps Clonoulty meet reigning County and Mid champions Thurles Sarsfields.That one throws in at 3.30pm. There are some mouthwatering games in prospect.The games will be played as two double headers on Saturday and Sunday week in Semple Stadium.On Saturday the 26th at 2pm North champions Kildangan take on Mid Tipps Drom-Inch. Meanwhile the draw was also made for the Preliminary Quarter finals in the Senior football championship.West Tipps Aherlow Gaels will face North Tipp representatives Thomas McDonaghs. The tie of the round sees Mid champions Loughmore Castleiney and South champions Kilsheelan Kilcash battle it out to progress.The other game is a South v West clash as Cahir come up against Galtee Rovers.Killenaule recieve a bye to the next round.last_img read more