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YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Kicks Off 2012 by Offering Technology Courses for All Ages!

first_img Subscribe Education YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Kicks Off 2012 by Offering Technology Courses for All Ages! To kick off 2012, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley will begin offering additional TECHGyrls classes for elementary, middle and high school girls. From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 | 9:52 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Top of the News 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 & KIDS Herbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeauty Community Newscenter_img 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. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week 28 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it In an effort to prepare girls and women for the job market, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is offering beginning and intermediate computer courses. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, future growth projections indicate that computers, software, and applications for information technology will continue to impact the employment opportunities for women and is a driving force of the economy.To kick off 2012, the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley will begin offering additional TECHGyrls classes for elementary, middle and high school girls. As well as, an Adult Computer Learning Course for women over the age of 18. Classes begin the week of January 9th and enrollment will continue until June 2012.TECHGyrls courses are age appropriate and cover topics such as internet safety, social media do’s and don’ts and Microsoft Office in a fun and exciting way. The TECHGyrls program objectives are 1) Increase confidence in the use of technology 2) Increase the knowledge of vocational computer programs 3) Increase confidence in the ability to manage personal finances and 4) Increase knowledge of business practices. Like the TECHGyrls classes, Adult Courses utilize appropriate software that promotes mastery learning, problem solving and a classroom experience that is student centered. All courses are free and are available for students who reside in the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley service area. TECHGyrls courses are 12 weeks and space is limited. The Adult Computer Learning Courses are 5 weeks.Currently, both courses have open enrollment.For more information about how you can enroll in any of the upcoming TECHGyrls classes or the Adult Computer Learning Course contact Shanetta Robinson – Program Director at (626) 296-8433 ext. 13 or [email protected] the start of the TECHGyrls program in 1997, it has grown to be one of the most highly successful nation-wide YWCA after-school empowerment programs. Not only does the program raise girls’ interest, confidence and competence in the crucial area of technology, it also helps them develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.Find promotional codes and possibly save on technology and software. More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Rents in Limerick city rise despite national rate cooling

first_imgFacebook Twitter NewsHousingRents in Limerick city rise despite national rate coolingBy Rose Rushe – February 14, 2020 686 WhatsApp Advertisement TAGSdaft.ie Q$ 2019Irish Property Owners AssociationProfessor Ronan LyonsRental Tenancies Board Print THE last quarter for which we have national statistics for the rate at which rents fluctuate in the 26 counties is Q4 of 2019. Daft.ie’s reports issued four times annually are met with interest, given the enormous database from which it collates statistics.This portal to residential (and commercial) rentals and sales is used by virtually all estate agents and by private landlords who eschew an agency to let and maintain properties.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Note the Daft infographic that shows the biggest increase in rents charged in the country were in Limerick. This is true of the city especially, presenting an 8.3 per cent gain over Q4 2018. Properties in adjacent Clare were charging almost 8 per cent more than in the last quarter of 2018.The FG-FF coalition is deemed to have fallen on the twin spears of Housing and Health. Swathes of the electorate who voted were unmoved by a 95 per cent employment rate, years of slog for a stable Brexit and Ireland ranked by the UN in December as 3rd best country in the world for quality of life (pipped by Switzerland and Norway, tops).What is driving rents here up, vis a vis Dublin levelling off with household income maxed out in The Pale?Scarcity. Daft.ie’s analyst Prof Ronan Lyon of TCD makes the point that construction costs for apartments “make it unviable to build the thousands of new rental homes that are desperately needed.”Another factor is the thousands of private landlords bailing out of the sector due to steep taxes and the cost of refurbishment between tenancy turnovers.2019 closing data for rents: €1,402 national average €896 Limerick county€1,167 Limerick city( €667 average mortgage)Feb 2020 – 76 properties availableWith a burgeoning jobs market in the Mid-Wests biopharma, food, finance, tech and aviation sectors, there has been a major influx in professional workers and their families moving to Limerick. From Cook Medical to WP Engine, Johnson & Johnson to Regeneron, recruitment campaigns by locally rooted industry are bringing an educated populace to the Mid-West.For sure, new residential stock is coming on board in the suburbs, in city new builds and the remodelling of older properties. But in a market of rising residential values, owners of landbanks and builders know that their assets are appreciating all the time. Limerick City and County Council is backing a €12mn investment in public housing so future supply is being addressed.The good news is that available rental accommodation nationally has increased by 10 per cent in 2020 since last year. Much of this is driven by tax-friendly house sharing in a landlord’s principal private residence, such contracts being outside the remit of the Rental Tenancies Board. The most recent rental index for the Board is Q3 of 2019. The Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA) had a big reaction  to news that there were 21,235 tenancies registered in Q3 2019 compared to 25,448 in Q3 2018.“There was a drop of 17 per cent in the amount of tenancies registered,” commented Stephen Faughnan of the IPOA. “Rent Pressure Zones limit the income of investors without limiting the cost of the provision of the accommodation.  Property owners who rewarded  good tenants by keeping the rent low have been unfairly and substantially disadvantaged.“A recent survey carried out by IPOA revealed that 31 per cent of landlords were sub-venting their mortgage from other income, and 71 per cent of landlords were letting below market rent.  25 per cent of landlords had rent [pegged at] 33 per cent below market rent.”Mr Faughan went on to state that “sadly, 44 per cent of landlords surveyed stated that they intended to leave the market in the next five years.”Another statistic: “Between 2016 and 2018 over 2000 landlords left the sector and over 12,000  rental homes are no longer available.” Email Linkedin Previous article€6m investment brings 50 new jobs to BallinaNext articleJoe Rooney: Shut up and laugh Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Postlast_img read more

Surveillance video released amid search for abducted 3-year-old: ‘This is the male we’re looking for’

first_imgThe video was recovered from a surveillance camera within the Tom Brown Housing complex at about the same time as Kamille Mckinney was reported missing. If you are one of the people in the video, we need your help with the investigation! Please call at 205-254-7777. pic.twitter.com/lvaH1XSjuR— Birmingham Police (@BhamPolice) October 18, 2019Within minutes of the video being taken, authorities received a report that Kamille was missing, police said.The week has brought an “exhaustive search” for Kamille, who was playing with other children at an outdoor birthday party in Birmingham on Saturday when she vanished, Smith said.An Amber Alert was issued but the Birmingham police said earlier this week that there was no information on Kamille’s whereabouts.The planning of the kidnapping was likely 20 minutes, Smith said.“I don’t believe that a lot of planning went into it,” he said.Police do not have a motive, Smith said. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — Police on Friday released surveillance video from the night a 3-year-old Alabama girl was abducted in hopes that the public can identify a man who might help with the case.The grainy footage shows two small children, including who’s believed to be missing 3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, playing near a Birmingham housing area Saturday night.“There are two males that appear in the video where the two children are playing,” Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith said at a news conference on Friday. “The first male will walk completely by. He looks at them. And it’s the second male that comes up and engages the children.”That second man is a suspect, said Smith, adding that investigators believe they know who that man is.Police are looking to identify and speak with the first male in the video.“The first man who walked by in the video, he may have pertinent information that will help us,” Smith said. “This is the male we’re looking for … we want to talk to him … if he saw something that night that may be critical to the investigation.” Kamille McKinney, age 3, was last seen around 8:30 p.m. on Oct 12, 2019, in the Tom Brown Village Housing Community of Birmingham, AL. She wore a pink t-shirt, leopard print shorts, no shoes, and yellow, white, & blue hair bows. Help the #FBI find her: https://t.co/Z82VoF1hjq pic.twitter.com/wfUddQvzaX— FBI Most Wanted (@FBIMostWanted) October 14, 2019Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Please keep sharing her picture. 3-year-old Kamille McKinney is still missing. You can stay anonymous and report tips – to 205-254-7777 @abc3340 #liveon3340 pic.twitter.com/sDdsLh19RT— Sarah Snyder (@sarah3340) October 16, 2019The chief on Friday also asked volunteers to come forward to help with a grid search on Sunday. The search will be in one area investigators found was frequented by a person of interest, Smith said.“In my heart I believe she is in and around the area and we’re hoping to bring her home safely,” Smith said.last_img read more

Waitrose sees strong festive sales

first_imgLike-for-like sales increased by 2.8% at supermarket Waitrose over the Christmas period – the sixth consecutive year it has outperformed the market.The group said yesterday that total sales for the five weeks to 3 January were £728m, up by 7% on the same period last year (excluding fuel).Grocery sales through Waitrose.com grew by 26.3% it added.Mark Price, Waitrose managing director, said: “This strong sales performance in a tough trading environment is a tribute to all our partners who work so hard to give the high-quality products and outstanding service that customers want all year round and especially at Christmas.“As a business owned by the people who work here, we can take the long-term view and our Christmas results show the effectiveness of our strategy of investing in good value, in making our shops attractive destinations and in building our online business.”last_img read more

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BlackJack’s Julien Locke Wins Sprint at the NORAM

first_imgSnow conditions left a lot to be desired in the Outaouais region, but the skiers dealt with it.  Before the races, there had been rain and warm temperatures; on race day, the weather was fine — sunny, and a bit below freezing.Julien Locke of Rossland’s BlackJack Ski Club won the sprint in the previous Buff race, and also in the US Nationals in January.This time, Locke earned a narrow win over Knute Johnsgaard in the first semi-final.  In the final, Locke revved up on the last hill and gained a lead that he held past the finish line for another win.   Earlier this season Locke won a bronze medal in the 1.5 kilometer Sprint Distance at the U.S. Cross Country Championships at Michigan Tech University in Houghton Michigan.In March of 2015, Locke, born and raised in Nelson, won a silver medal at the Senior National Championships in Thunder Bay, Ont.The 22-year-old Locke, who started racing for the Nelson Nordic Ski Team at the age of six, joined the Black Jack squad at 14 years of age and has been competing with the Rossland-based club since his teens.Lock, who trains and races full time at the Black Jack Ski Club in Rossland, also runs a web design, photography and filmmaking business.Congratulations to Julien Locke.  BlackJack and the Kootenays are proud of you.last_img read more

Team effort clinches Kootenay Summer Swim Association Regional Title for Neptunes

first_imgThe Nelson Neptunes continue to get better with age.The Heritage City club stole the show at the Kootenay Summer Swim Association Regionals this past weekend in Colville, Wash., finishing ahead of the rest of the field to claim the overall title.Neptunes coach Cynthia Pfeiffer said every single Neptune swimmer finished in the top three of their respective individual event, or top two in relay events.This means the entire team qualified for the upcoming BC Summer Swim Association Championships, August 19-21 in Coquitlam.“I don’t think it’s our talent in our pool that we can solely attribute our win to,” Pfeiffer said. “I believe the strong bond our team has, and the care and excitement we have for all of our teammates is what has gotten us through the difficulties of our last few seasons, and has allowed us to still come out on top.”Pfeiffer said the formula for selecting the winning team at the Regionals was calculated by taking overall points and dividing it by number of swimmers who attended the meet.Nelson took a clear lead in front of second place Kimberley and West Kootenay rival Castlegar.Highlights of this meet include Lachlan Bibby-Fox, Kallie Badry, and Jaylen Rushton sweeping gold in their events; Enna Cowan’s four best times; Madeline Holitzki’s first time 200-meter IM and Olivia Cowan’s first place 100 meter Freestyle.Then there was Morgan Robertson-Weir, Chloe Malenfant, and Jaylen Rushton’s Neptune sweep in 50-meter Butterfly as well as both Division 3 and Division 4 girls winning all four of their relays. “This little team has a lot of team spirit and I don’t think anything can slow them down,” Pfeiffer said.Pfeiffer said 13 of the 20 Neptune qualifiters have committed to make the trip down to Coquitlam to compete for the Kootenay region. She said races to watch for include Jaylen Rushton and Lachlan Bibby-Foxes 50-meter Breaststroke.The Neptunes, who spent the past few seasons on the road, will be back in the friendly confines of the NDCC Pool next now that renovations to the facility are close to completion.last_img read more