More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Screenshot of a 2020 conversation between the two First Tee – Pasadena and the First Tee- Korea chapters. (Image courtesy First Tee-Pasadena)During a recent Zoom meeting, teenage golfers in South Korea learned more about four words that will help them not only in their sport, but in life.Those words, the 4r’s, are: Replay, Relax, Ready, Redo, a tool that First Tee, an international organization which teaches young people to build a better understanding of themselves, uses to keep youngsters emotionally cool when dealing with a frustrating or difficult circumstance.The March 19 Zoom get-together between First Tee-Korea members and their counterparts with First Tee-Greater Pasadena, was the result of a Sister Chapter Agreement signed in December 2019 by First Tee–Greater Pasadena Executive Director Bob Baderian, who formerly served as the director of Parks and Recreation and assistant city manager for the city of Pasadena before retiring in 2002, and Mike Kim, executive director of First Tee-KoreaThe group says on its website it sees “golf as a metaphor for life — a game with unexpected challenges and ups and downs that help build strengths beyond the technical skills to play the game.”Baderian, according to a recent release, reported that during last month’s online meeting the youngsters from each chapter experienced true cross-cultural communication. Topics of conversation included such things as holidays with family and friends, as well personal interests, and the pandemic, which is hitting South Korea hard.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning against traveling at all to South Korea for nonessential reasons.During the meeting, First Tee–Greater Pasadena member Stephanie Foley was more than willing to attempt to correctly pronounce the Korean words and received applause from her fellow members as she spoke with accuracy.First Tee–Korea member Jake Jaeoh Han and Par level student shared his excitement for the upcoming baseball season, a commonality between both parts of the world for the love for baseball.Participants from each chapter spoke about other topics too, like what is the most popular food to eat during Lunar New Year in Korea, which is rice cake soup, and how Valentine’s Day in America celebrates sharing love with family and friends.With the help of First Tee–Korea’s Program Director Jiyae Seo, the 4r’s were introduced in Korean and slowed down enough for repeating.During the meeting the two chapters confirmed plans by the Korean chapter to travel to the United States in 2022, if travel conditions permit.To learn more about the First Tee, visit www.firsttee.org. Make a comment 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 Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Business News Subscribe Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Sports Local Youth Golfers Learn About the 4R’s In Zoom Meeting With Korean Counterparts STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, April 8, 2021 | 4:51 pm STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Top of the News Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News 64 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy
NewsHealthPoliticsCall for free sanitary products in Council buildingsBy Alan Jacques – November 26, 2019 242 Previous articleLynch announced as Independent Director of the Federation of Irish SportNext articleRestoration of Kilmallock West Wall shortlisted for three awards Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Facebook Email WhatsApp Print Twitter Cllr Elisa O’Donovan, Social Democrats. Photo: Cian ReinhardtSOCIAL Democrats councillor Elisa O’Donovan has called on the local authority to explore the provision of free sanitary products in all Limerick Council buildings, including community centres, swimming pools and libraries.At Monday’s meeting of the local authority, the City West representative said that women have an average of 507 periods in their menstrual lifetime at a cost of around €10,000 per person.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr O’Donovan also explained that 50 per cent of menstruating people aged 12 to 19 say they have experienced issues in paying for sanitary products.“The monthly burden of purchasing sanitary products falls on half of the Limerick population and is an issue of both equality and dignity. It is easy to understand why period poverty is a very real problem issue for low-income households and young people in our city and county,” she commented.“I am calling on Limerick Council to provide a range of free, adequate, safe and suitable sanitary products to be distributed through all public buildings. To start off with this would be in Council-owned buildings, swimming pools, libraries and community centres so as to tackle period poverty and de-stigmatise and normalise menstruation. I urge that we undergo a pilot project for this to start on International Women’s Day next year.”Sinn Féin councillor Sharon Benson, who supported the motion, called for an amendment to be made to include emergency accommodation and homeless shelters.Labour Party councillor Conor Sheehan pointed out that Limerick TD Jan O’Sullivan has done a lot of work on this issue at national level.Fianna Fáil councillor Eddie Ryan wanted to know how the proposal would be funded.“We’ve already had our budget,” he pointed out.Cllr Kevin Sheahan (FF) was also keen to comment on the matter.“I have no problem with this. It shows a maturing process to be thinking this way. I welcome that,” he said.A Council spokesman explained that the issue of the provision of free sanitary products in public buildings was debated in the Oireachtas earlier this year when the Government committed to bringing forward a series of measures to address the matter.“The Council will proceed with implementing the outcome of this process upon its completion at national level,” he said. Linkedin
Home / Daily Dose / Fewer Distressed Homes For Sale in Hardest Hit Areas A decline in the glut of distressed homes for sale in the hardest hit areas will mean good news for the housing market, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).On a recent blog post, NAR pointed out that the wave of foreclosures has driven down prices in many major U.S. cities, leading investors to snap up homes for sale in cities such as Las Vegas, Miami, Tampa, Detroit, and New York.While investors buying up distressed inventory, often at substantial discounts tends to pull down prices, it also reduces the amount of distressed inventory for sale—which is good news for long-term home price appreciation.“That’s reducing prices in the short run,” NAR wrote. “Yet it is also thinning the supply of homes, which must happen to clear the way for higher prices in the long run.”NAR noted that half of the homes in Tampa listed for sale are going for less than $100,000.In its existing-home sales report for May 2016, NAR reported that all-cash sales comprised 22 percent of all residential home sales in May, down 2 percentage points both over-the-month and over-the-year, while individual investors (who account for a large portion of the cash sales share) accounted for 13 percent of purchases in May—unchanged over-the-month and down by 1 percentage point over-the-year.Meanwhile, the distressed sales share—percentage of foreclosures, REO properties, and short sales—declined by 4 percentage points over-the-year in May down to 6 percent, and foreclosures sold at an average discount of 12 percent in May—down from 17 percent in April. Short sales were discounted at a higher rate in May than in April (11 percent compared to 10 percent), according to NAR.The decline in distressed inventory for sale has created more demand, which has led to more home price appreciation among non-distressed inventory.“Overall, the homes-for-sale inventory remains relatively lean, while demand to buy homes has increased because of an improving labor market, more optimistic levels of consumer confidence, and continuing low mortgage rates,” CoreLogic Chief Economist Frank Nothaft said. “Increased demand in the face of lean for-sale inventory has prompted further value appreciation for non-distressed homes.” Tagged with: distressed properties Foreclosures REO Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago distressed properties Foreclosures REO 2016-06-27 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Fewer Distressed Homes For Sale in Hardest Hit Areas Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Post Previous: MERSCORP is Victorious in Appellate Courts Next: Millions of Boomers Prefer to Rent in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News June 27, 2016 4,780 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Subscribe
Just over four years ago, I wrote an article titled “Deodar Cedar, simply unbeatable in the winter landscape.” That still holds true, but I would like to suggest a new title: “‘Patti Faye’ deodar cedar, simply unbeatable in the landscape.”Every day, as I come into the Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden at the Historic Bamboo Farm in Savannah, Georgia, and as I leave, I watch ‘Patti Faye,’ which is the most unbelievable Christmas-tree-shaped conifer for the Southern garden. I’ll admit I have been partial to the Japanese fir, Abies firma, as the most exquisite Christmas tree for the South, but not anymore.The heritage of ‘Patti Faye’ is connected to Afghanistan, but ‘Patti Faye’ is really a Southern girl from Mobile, Alabama. In 2000, Ralph Rushing discovered a group of seedlings and he named it after his wife, Patti. When you have a classic conifer with outstanding performances in places like Mobile and Savannah, you know it’s a keeper.‘Patti Faye’ is cold hardy through zone 7, which represents a wide swath of the country. If you live in a colder zone, you may want to try the ‘Shalimar’ deodar cedar, which is known for its extra cold-hardiness. ‘Patti Faye,’ however, has stolen my heart with its blue needles and horizontal branching habit.Most deodar cedars have pendulous branching that is ever so graceful, but this is what makes ‘Patti Faye’ so incredible. Also called the “Himalayan cedar,” the deodar cedar does have the ability to reach 40 to 50 feet with a 30-foot spread.Conifers, or cone-bearing trees or shrubs, are the ones that stand out when everything else goes brown or dormant. They are so important to the winter landscape and give us that needed evergreen structure. Of course, with ‘Patti Faye,’ this foliage or needles are steel blue.Deodars are still mostly sold generically, which is OK, but keep your eyes open for the named selections like ‘Patti Faye;’ ‘Aurea,’ which is smaller, reaching to 30 feet and has golden yellow new foliage; and ‘Pendula,’ which has long, weeping branches and grows no taller than 10 feet. Don’t forget ‘Shalimar,’ which was released by the Arnold Arboretum and is known for superior cold hardiness for landscapes in zone 6.Another variety we have in the garden that is a most pleasant surprise is ‘Snow Sprite.’ This variety is a dwarf, weeping type that seems like it would be happier farther north. Its origination is Vancouver, Canada, but it has done wonderfully in Savannah. This white-tipped deodar cedar reaches 4 to 6 feet in colder climates after 10 years, but we have reached that in less than four years in Savannah. I expect the weeping characteristics will now become more pronounced.Deodar cedars are fairly fast growing for the first decade or two, reaching as high as 30 feet in the first 10 years. I think it is most beautiful at this stage. Between years 10 and 20, it will slowly broaden at the top. Older specimens generally show some top dieback, but don’t let this keep you from experiencing 10 to 20 years of deodar cedar heaven in your landscape.Deodar cedars perform best in full sun and are drought tolerant once established. This tree likes well-drained locations. Most deodar cedar cultivars will grow into large, handsome specimens that need plenty of room. You’ll want these in the back of a large landscape so they can be seen in their entirety. Otherwise, choose a variety for that perfect spot in your landscape. Follow me on Twitter: @CGBGgardenguru.