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commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Top of the News Subscribe Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Kicking off the 100th year of Red Cross service in Pasadena, about 60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

Learning from the past to drive the UK forward

first_imgLearning from the past to drive the UK forwardOn 24 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. It was interesting to listen to Digby Jones at the recent Personnel Today HRDirectors Club in London. The CBI chief made particular reference to the recentmedia coverage on the ‘offshore’ phenomenon. As we are all aware, the UKmanufacturing industry went through a challenging time during the late 1980sand early ’90s when it became fashionable to outsource operations to emergingeconomies. It was the finance sector that filled the hole left by manufacturing’sexodus, generating employment by building call centres. Now it too is feelingthe pressure to offshore its business, turning to other countries to carry outcall centre and processing activities. Jones’ view is that it is inevitable that these moves will continue and weshould plan for them rather than resist them. He reckons it is ourresponsibility as an HR community to equip those employees remaining in the UKwith a different set of appropriate skills. This will leave us with many issues to face, not least increasedunemployment. Specifically, there would be a greater impact on the young as our16-20 year-olds will find it harder to find early employment opportunities andto learn basic vocational skills. We simply cannot sustain an economy that has a working population derivedonly from university graduates. We need to vocationally train and employ schoolleavers straight after GCSEs. In the past decade, 16 year-olds have beenencouraged to stay on at school, complete their A-Levels, then move on touniversity. We even banished the word ‘polytechnic’ from the English languagein a bid to persuade our youngsters that attendance at a ‘university’ wouldgive them a higher status. This needs to stop. There is a credible alternative career option still opento 16-24 year-olds – the Modern Apprenticeship Scheme. There are less schemes these days than, say, 20 years ago, but there arecurrently more than 140,000 modern apprentices being trained across the UK.Furthermore the Government, through its local Learning and Skills Councils, isbeginning to heavily promote Modern Apprenticeship Schemes with an addedincentive this year of a training allowance. This is aimed at two areas: first,it is designed to encourage more school leavers to sign up to the scheme; andsecond, it helps smaller companies (SMEs) access a pool of trained applicantsready for work from day one of employment. Our nation will always need an ongoing supply of trained, employable,skilled youngsters whether craftsman, engineers, technicians, electricians orbusiness administrators. It really is time for employers to action vocationaltraining and employment for school leavers by tapping into programmes like theModern Apprentice Scheme. University should not be the only option for theyoung. Alan Bailey, Head of business process outsourcing, Xchanging Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Mootoo, Torrington bowl DCC to commanding seven-wicket win

first_imgLED by two sensational spells of bowling from left-arm spinner Daniel Mootoo and medium-pacer Qumar Torrington, hosts Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) easily disposed of their opponents, Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO) by seven wickets in the GCA/American Youth Premier Cricket League Under-19 competition yesterday.Despite missing two of their top players, Ashmead Nedd and Sachin Singh, who both joined the West Indies Under-19 training camp in Antigua, the Queenstown-based side won their fourth in four games.The diminutive, Mootoo, who was surprisingly left out of the Demerara Under-17 squad in the just concluded Inter-County tournament, had figures of 5-12 in 6.1 overs while Torrington claimed 4-13 off six overs. Left-arm spinner Ricardo Percival (1-8), was the other successful bowler.Deciding to bat first, the visiting batsmen failed to put up any fight, and their team were bowled out for 80 in 34.1 overs. Only Shay Narine (15) reached a double figure, in a total disappointing batting display where the batsmen generally failed to build any meaningful partnerships.The run chase was quite easy, as the home team reached 81-3 in 17 overs. They lost Ezekiel Wilson, leg-before-wicket to Mohamed Khan for four, at 24-1.However, Inderjeet Nanan and Alphuis Bookie then took the score to 72 – a partnership which took the game away completely away from GYO.Nanan made 21 while Bookie contributed 23 before both were dismissed to Rohan Sukhnandan and Safeek Deonarine respectively.Garrick Persaud and the right-hander Nkosi Beaton who slammed 135 against Queen’s Collage last Thursday, were left unbeaten on two and seven respectively when the winning target was achieved.The tournament continues today.last_img read more

Hugo Broos Still In Charge Of Cameroon National Team, Laughs Over Resignation Rumours

first_imgHugo Broos HAS NOT resigned his position as coach of Cameroon’s national team, despite reports, especially in Nigerian media that he has thrown in the towel.Sources in Cameroon have referred to the reports as “mere rumours”, and there’s no truth to it. In fact, when asked about the reports, Broos, who is already back in Cameroon preparing for the visit of Nigeria’s Super Eagles “laughed over it”.This is not the first time though that there have been reports of the 65-year-old resignation. After a 2-1 friendly defeat to Guinea in March, Broos openly lambasted the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) over unpaid salaries and poor welfare, claiming “this is the last straw” and that he was “wondering if he could continue” as the Lions coach.Broos stayed on after that, but the unrest and instability in FECAFOOT have not been fully attended to, which led to FIFA appointing a normalisation committee to take charge of the Association.Cameroon sits second in group B despite Friday’s 4-0 loss to Nigeria.They host Nigeria’s Super Eagles in Yaounde on Monday, however, Hugo Broos has already written off the country’s chances of qualifying for the World Cup in Russia.“There is no hope. We have to win three games and Nigeria have to lose three games. That’s not possible.”“The second leg is no longer important. We don’t have a chance to reach the World Cup. Russia 2018 won’t happen for us.”The Belgian is expected to take charge of training for the Indomitable Lions at 5:00 pm today.RelatedAUDIO: Cameroon Coach Admits Losing To A Better Nigerian SideSeptember 2, 2017In “Africa”AUDIO: We Can’t Afford To Lose To Nigeria – Cameroon Coach, Hugo BroosAugust 31, 2017In “Africa”Siasia In The Running For Vacant Cameroon Managerial PostApril 24, 2018In “Africa”last_img read more

Fatau Dauda defends performance against Zambia

first_imgBlack Stars goalkeeper Fatau Dauda says he was content with his performance for Ghana in their final 2014 World Cup qualifying round game against Zambia at the Baba Yara stadium on Friday.The former Ashanti Gold goalkeeper came under heavy criticisms after some jittery performances between the sticks for the Black Stars in the 2-1 win.There were concerns over Fatau’s readiness for the game due to the lack of playing time at his new club Orlando Pirates but the 27-year old in an exclusive interview with Joy Sports stated that he was in top shape.“If I compare my performance to this match and that of the Lesotho and Zambia I believe I have improved a lot,” said Dauda“People have been saying I’m not active in South Africa but I want to prove to them that the form is there just that I have not been handed the chance.”last_img read more