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commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Top of the News Subscribe Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Kicking off the 100th year of Red Cross service in Pasadena, about 60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

Child dies after getting hit by truck while trying to board school bus

first_imgWTVA(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — A child has died after he was hit by a pickup truck as he was about to board a school bus on a Mississippi highway.Lee County Coroner Carolyn Green identified the child as 9-year-old Dalen Thomas.Authorities in Lee County are investigating the incident that occurred on Highway 370 at around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to ABC Mississippi affiliate WTVA.Thomas was taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where he later died, according to Green.ABC News has reached out to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, but they did not return a request for comment.State troopers said Thomas was a student at Baldwyn Elementary School, according to WTVA. When they arrived at the scene it appeared the driver of a westbound Toyota pickup truck struck the child as he was crossing the road to get onto the school bus, according to WTVA. The driver has been cooperating with authorities.“The bus was properly stopped when a truck hit the student,” Baldwyn School District Assistant Superintendent Raymond Craven told WTVA. “We are asking for prayers for the family and for the school.”“We are working with law enforcement to investigate the accident. The safety of our students will always be the number one concern,” Baldwyn School District Superintendent Jason McKay told WTVA.ABC News reached out to Baldwyn Elementary School, but they did not respond to a request for comment.Four other students were on the school bus at the time of the incident, Mississippi Highway Patrol told WTVA. The school district made arrangements to get the other four students to school after the accident. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

In the BB archives

first_imgThere is a very frequent misconception of the true meaning of heroism, and one can only pity the misguided youth whose death is reported this week from Berlin and who took his own life as a consequence of desiring to star as the hero of a tragedy.The young man was a baker’s apprentice, but before shooting himself with a revolver, he left a letter stating that, having read more than 100 sensational novels, he was determined to make himself the hero of a tragedy. One may have a little pity for any youth who has read 100 sensational novels, and even many sensible men might feel inclined to do the same if they could imagine themselves capable of reading so many volumes of trash.It is a poor kind of tragedy, the hero of which flies from the active duties of life and seeks refuge in the dark caves of suicide.last_img read more

Job losses from virus 4 times as bad as ’09 financial crisis

first_imgGENEVA (AP) — A UN report says that four times as many jobs were lost last year due to the coronavirus pandemic as during the worst part of the global financial crisis in 2009. The report published Monday by the International Labor Organization says that the restrictions on businesses and public life destroyed 8.8% of all work hours around the world last year. That is equivalent to 255 million full-time jobs – four times the impact of the financial crisis over a decade ago. The UN agency noted that most people who lost work stopped looking for a job altogether.last_img read more

Softball: Wisconsin concludes successful weekend in Florida with some hardware

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin softball team concluded an incredibly successful tournament in Florida over the weekend with an overall record of 8-1 and a Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor for pitcher Kaitlyn Menz.The start of the season is the best for the team in more than three years and gives Menz the first Badger Freshman of the Week honor since March of last season.The honor was certainly no fluke as the Iowa native finished the weekend with an overall earned run average of 1.14 and 28 strikeouts in Badger wins over the No. 20 University of South Florida, Binghamton University, Saint Joseph’s University and Hofstra University. Menz is one of just five freshmen in a predominantly upperclassman unit that is on a mission just two weekends into the year.Softball: Badgers off to to best start since 2012-13 season2017 has been particularly kind to the University of Wisconsin softball team. Even though the season is only six games Read…The highly touted pitcher’s emergence is good news for a Wisconsin team that needs just a few extra pieces to overcome to end result of last season — a loss to Indiana University in the first round of the Big Ten tournament and being left out of the NCAA tournament.With a relatively weak conference schedule approaching, nonconference wins from the mound of a first-year player are just what could put the Badgers in contention for the tournament in a few months.Despite suffering the team’s first loss of the season to No. 16 James Madison University on Sunday, the 7-0 record until that point was the best start in school history and came in large part from players like Menz. The freshman has now recorded four complete games, and will be a valuable addition to a bullpen with a wealth of experience to help her along the way.Softball: Wisconsin kicks off 2017 schedule undefeatedThe University of Wisconsin softball team kicked off their season in just about the best fashion possible. Wisconsin played four Read…The Badgers’ nonconference road will only get harder and farther away from Madison, however, as they stay in Florida for five games in the Sheraton Invitational. The team then travels to Houston for five games and then Fort Collins, Colorado, for five games.In fact, Wisconsin doesn’t return home until the end of March for a three-game series with Nebraska University.The games against Florida International University kick off Friday in Fort Myers, Florida, at 8 a.m. CT.last_img read more