Make a comment Subscribe 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. The Board of Directors of Parsons Corporation is pleased to announce that it has named Suzanne M. â€œZanâ€ Vautrinot as a new Director. Before retiring in October 2013, Ms. Vautrinot was a Major General in the United States Air Force (USAF) with a successful career influencing the development and application of cybersecurity and space technology.During her 31-year tenure with the USAF, Ms. Vautrinot earned a reputation as a motivational leader and change agent focused on delivering technical innovations. Most recently, she served as Commander, 24th Air Force and Air Forces Cyber, where she oversaw a multibillion-dollar global cyber enterprise with 14,000 military, civilians, and contractors, while supporting 850,000 users and conducting cyber operations worldwide.â€œAs we continue to grow our cybersecurity portfolio by expanding our suite of services and industry sectors, we are extremely fortunate to have Zan join our board,â€ said Chuck Harrington, Parsonsâ€™ Chairman and CEO. â€œZan was a highly decorated, award-winning Major General in the United States Air Force, and we will benefit greatly from her passion for cybersecurity and her experience securing the U.S. militaryâ€™s most sensitive communications systems.â€As a cyber subject matter expert, Ms. Vautrinot has spoken at technical conferences and universities, advised key task forces, and testified before Congress. She has also authored multiple cutting-edge articles and has been widely interviewed by the press. Ms. Vautrinot is a member of the board of directors of Symantec Corporation; ECOLAB, Inc.; and Uniformed Services Benefit Association. She also serves as an advisor for the Airforce Doctrine Advisory Group and America300. Ms. Vautrinot holds a bachelorâ€™s degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a masterâ€™s degree from the University of Southern California. She also completed Air Command and Staff College as well as Air War College. In addition, she was a National Security Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.Parsons, celebrating 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental/industrial, and defense/security. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business Districts News Parsons Announces Vautrinot as New Board Member From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 11:34 am HerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Top of the News Community News 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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Ask the Economist: Rise in Employment, Millennial Demand Will Bring Housing Up in 2016 Next: DS News Webcast: Friday 10/9/2015 Home / Daily Dose / GSEs Issue Updates to Mortgage Repurchase Guidelines GSEs Issue Updates to Mortgage Repurchase Guidelines Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Xhevrije West Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently issued new updates to rules related to mortgage repurchases that will provide clarity and transparency to lenders and more credit access to borrowers.The new policies, sent in a letter to sellers and servicers, are expected it go into effect January 1, 2016, at the direction of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).The origination defects and remedies framework will provide clarity on the process followed in categorizing origination defects, lender corrections of such defects, and available remedies. In addition, it will also provides more transparency regarding Fannie Mae’s discretion on loan-level decisions when reviewing a loan during a quality control review.Donna Corley, SVP, Division Chief Risk Office of the Single Family Division at Freddie Mac, noted that the new framework is a reflection of the company’s and its consumer’s commitment to partner with lenders to improve loan manufacturing.”The framework announced today will not affect our customers’ operations or our full file quality control reviews for performing and non-performing loans,” Corley said. “The enhanced framework is intended to provide more clarity and transparency to lenders who do business with Freddie Mac on identifying and correcting origination defects, and the remedies that are available to them. “Today’s announcement also underscores Freddie Mac’s commitment to work with the Federal Housing Finance Agency and other stakeholders to continually improve America’s mortgage finance system.””The framework announced today will not affect our customers’ operations or our full file quality control reviews for performing and non-performing loans.”“Lenders consistently tell us that concerns about repurchases limit their willingness to lend, so we’re trying to put those concerns to rest,” said Andrew Bon Salle, EVP, Single-Family Business at Fannie Mae. “By pursuing repurchase alternatives and providing clarity on significant defects we aim to help lenders serve the market confidently, efficiently and profitably. Today’s guidance is another milestone in our efforts to provide more clarity and certainty to our customers.”Click here to view Fannie Mae’s letter.Click here to view Freddie Mac’s letter. Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market October 8, 2015 8,532 Views Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Mortgage Repurchase Guidelines Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Mortgage Repurchase Guidelines 2015-10-08 Brian Honea
Bells Food Group has received an award from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents in recognition of its practices in making the business a safe place to work.Bells achieved a gold in the industry awards, which recognise achievement in health & safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.They will be presented with the award during a ceremony in Glasgow on Thursday 12 September.“It is an honour to achieve the top award in recognition of our commitment and dedication to health & safety. Achieving gold is a reflection of our strong safety culture, robust working practices and our drive for continuous improvement,” said Ronnie Miles, managing director at Bells Food Group.“Chris Brannan, our health & safety officer (pictured above), deserves special recognition for his unrelenting hard work and commitment to making Bells Food Group a safe place to work.”
By Julieta Pelcastre / Diálogo September 03, 2019 Ecuador and Colombia, among the most biodiverse countries in the world, face a daily struggle against the illegal trafficking of animals destined for international markets, a profitable activity for organized crime.“The trade of protected animals is Colombia’s third largest illegal industry after drug and human smuggling. […] Exotic birds, monkeys, frogs, turtles, pythons — are animals desired as pets, for their meat, as an aphrodisiac or for their skin,” said The New York Times on May 3.. “Wildlife crime not only strips our environment of its resources; it also has an impact through the associated violence, money laundering, and fraud,” International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) Secretary General Jürgen Stock said in July.In 2017 alone, Colombian officials and wildlife preservation groups rescued more than 23,000 animals from trafficking, the New York Times added. “In only six months of 2019, Colombian officers prevented 3,000 endangered species from being trafficked, commercialized, and exploited,” Army General Luis Fernando Navarro Jiménez, commander of the Colombian Military Forces, told Diálogo.In Ecuador, the Armed Forces’ effective control and initiatives against the illegal wildlife trade helped to disrupt criminal groups in the territory. In the first quarter of 2019, authorities seized more than 6,730 wildlife species, the newspaper El Tiempo reported.There are 1,252 vertebrate species considered to be endangered in Ecuador, according to the Ecuadorean Ministry of the Environment (MAE, in Spanish). “Despite strict international laws, Ecuador is used as a wildlife stocking hub,” Pedro Gualoto, a wildlife technician for MAE, told the press. As part of its environmental strategic plan, Ecuador and Colombia have subscribed to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, which regulates wildlife management.The illegal wildlife trade is “a bloodthirsty business” that moves about $20 billion per year, similar to the figures managed by drug and arms trafficking, the World Wildlife Fund states on its website. The international drug trade moves about $340 billion per year, according to Argentine newspaper Infobae. The database of the France-based nongovernmental organization (NGO) International Union for Conservation of Nature ranks Colombia and Ecuador among the 10 countries worldwide with the most endangered species. Border security assessment between the Ecuadorean and Colombian armed forces is long-standing. The two institutions have been working together for many years to counter crimes that threaten biodiversity, such as illegal wildlife trafficking, illegal mineral extraction that pollutes rivers with mercury, narcotrafficking that generates deforestation, and illegal fishing off the Pacific coast, which are all activities that yield exorbitant profits for organized crime.“Traffickers use border areas to avoid pursuit by Ecuadorean and Colombian authorities, at their convenience. The difference between jurisdictions, legal frameworks, and capacities allows illegal groups to have escape zones to avoid capture or the seizure of their illegal goods, or of the money collected,” said Gen. Navarro. “In this criminal modus operandi, species are taken through riverine ports to Colombia or abroad. [Smugglers] use altered or fake documents, they make sub-records of high-volume shipments to make them appear legal, or to evade customs control.”“It’s imperative that the intelligence gathered by the defense sector serves as a guide to operations against wildlife trafficking, so that the authorities can use international cooperation tools, such as mutual legal assistance and joint investigations across country borders,” Jessica Graham, president of the Washington, D.C.-based NGO JG Global Advisory, told the press.An example of this cooperation is the partnership of governments worldwide with INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization, which conducted Operation Thunderball on June 4-30. The operation enabled more than 1,828 operations in 109 countries, resulting in the confiscation of more than 25,000 endangered species. The authorities arrested 582 suspects in the combined operation, said INTERPOL.
Now this is a jawdropping interior. 51 Orleigh St, West End.RELAXING outdoor rooms, spacious interiors and views of the Brisbane river are not too much to ask for in this idyllic riverside residence. Designed by L T Design architects, the three-storey house sits behind a high rendered front fence and features a warm and natural palette, timber and stone finishes and an abundance of windows letting ample light inside.The four bedroom, three bathroom, six car garage home at 51 Orleigh St, West End, is certainly one to add to the wishlist.Agent Josh Brown of Ray White New Farm described the house as the perfect blend of quality craftsmanship, innovative design and family functionality. He has it set to go to auction at 1pm next Saturday on site (September 23). A lucky buyer is going to have all this next weekend.Back inside, a spiralling staircase ascends to the second floor of the house, comprising another lounge room, four bedrooms and three bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling tiles.Two of these bedrooms have built-in wardrobes with mirrored doors and share a bathroom with a long shower and timber-finished vanity, while another has a walk-through wardrobe and an ensuite with a glass shower and mosaic feature wall. At the front of the level, the main bedroom offers plenty of space with its sitting room, walk-in wardrobe and private balcony overlooking the river. It also includes an ensuite, with marble tiles, a freestanding bath tub, glass shower and double vanity. Other features of the residence include ducted airconditioning, ample storage space, a six-car garage and a shed. What’s not to love?On entry to the first floor, high ceilings and down lighting complement polished timber floors in a front formal lounge room and central formal dining room.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoNearby is a powder room, while bi-fold doors open the lounge room out to a river-facing balcony with a glass balustrade. This I could easily do.To the rear of the floor is an open-plan living and dining room with louvre windows, along with a kitchen featuring long granite benchtops, Miele appliances, a window splashback and recessed ceiling. The cooking space also includes a butler’s pantry with granite benchtops that leads through to a laundry with access to an external drying courtyard. From the living and dining space, sliding glass doors open to a covered, tiled patio and a pool with a timber deck.
LifeSiteNews 26 March 2013I saw an “ALL love is equal!” graphic posted up and down my news feed on Facebook this morning. It’s designed to strike a chord with a person’s sense of justice and compassion, of course; quick and manipulative slogans are the fodder of politics – and fools. …My whole extended family on my father’s side is for redefining marriage and against anyone who thinks otherwise. I qualify that with “my father’s side” because it is the loss of my father that makes my story just as relevant to the debate as that of the woman wanting to marry her girlfriend. He passed away in 1997 suddenly – a ski accident. I was thirteen; my brothers were eight and four. We were devastated, of course. And, although the youngest was too young at the time of our loss to remember or miss our dad, he joins the rest of us in suffering the absence of a father. Not just a parental unit, a father. Another mother – even two more – would not have remedied what we lacked; we needed a man. My mom did a great job, but she’d be the first one to say that it isn’t a slight to single mothers to say that fathers are needed. Any time she attempted to assume a fatherly demeanor, it backfired. We would either talk back or laugh at her, clearly lacking a healthy fear of “when Dad comes home.” I have a vague memory of what that means, but I’m convinced my brothers have no point of reference. Equally, children need mothers. Mothers and fathers compliment one another in the raising of children. The absence of one or the other (or both) has a devastating effect on children. That is why “ALL love is equal” slogans really rub me raw. Children are poised to suffer a severe injustice – one that I suffered – for pithy slogans and the idea that adults have a right to children. It’s the other way around: children have a right to a mother and a father. If either is absent, the child suffers. My brothers suffered the absence of a father most noticeably in their transition into adulthood.Not enough people are hearing the stories of the children raised without a mother and a father. It is a serious story with consequences much more devastating than that of same-sex couples not being able to marry or adopt. Throughout history, the human child has been born to a mother and father. It is our design and the means by which human societies have grown and flourished. Therefore, it is an injustice of our fallen world that any child should lose a parent while young, but to say that this loss is no loss at all compounds the damage. This is what redefining marriage does.http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/the-terrible-injustice-of-same-sex-marriage-my-story
WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (May 29) – The first of three racing doubleheaders this season for the Deery Brothers Summer Series and XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour is June 3 at Hamilton County Speedway. Traveling IMCA Late Models visit Webster City next Tuesday for a $3,000 to win, minimum $300 to start main event. The feature for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier, paying $1,000 to win and a minimum of $150 to start. Also on the card are Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods running for $750 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks chasing a $500 top check.Pit gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Spectator admission is $17 for adults, $6 for kids ages 7-15 and free for six and under. Pit passes are $30. Davenport’s Brian Harris took the checkers at Hamilton County on his way to winning the 2013 Deery championship. Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls leads all drivers with six victories in the previous 27 IMCA Late Model series events at Webster City. Hamilton County Speedway has hosted a pair of Hawkeye Dirt Tour events with wins going to Jeremy Mills of Garner in 2012 and Ryan Ruter of Kanawha last year. More information about next Tuesday’s special series twinbill is available by calling 515 832-1443 or 515 835-9686, and at the www.hamiltoncospeedway.com website. The two series also share race night dates on Tuesday, June 10 at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton and Saturday, Sept. 13 at Farley Speedway. Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 235; 2. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 228; 3. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 216; 4. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 210; 5. Jason Rauen, Farley, 204; 6. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 202; 7. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 196; 8. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 187; 9. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., and Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, both 175; 11. Scott Fitzpatrick, Urbandale, 173; 12. Tommy Elston, Keokuk, 165; 13. Brian Harris, Davenport, 158; 14. Terry Neal, Ely, 134; 15. Colby Springsteen, Wapello, 129; 16. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., 118; 17. Jeremy Grady, Story City, 106; 18. Curt Schroeder, Ames, and Ron Klein, Sherrill, both 97; 20. John Emerson, Waterloo, and Jay Johnson, West Burlington, both 96. XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour top 20 point standings – 1. Tim Ward, Gilbert, Ariz., 40; 2. J.J. Wise, Garner, 39; 3. Jesse Sobbing, Glenwood, 38; 4. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, 37; 5. Mike Jergens, Plover, 36; 6. Mike Van Genderen, Newton, 35; 7. Levi Nielsen, Mason City, 34; 8. Tyler Heetland, Bancroft, 33; 9. Jacob Murray, Hartford, 32; 10. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 31; 11. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, 30; 12. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, 29; 13. Clayton Christensen, Spencer, 28; 14. Cory Wray, Jamesport, Mo., 27; 15. Zach Less, Hopkinton, 26; 16. Jeff Joldersma, McClelland, 25; 17. Jeff Waterman, Quincy, Ill., 24; 18. Alex Hanson, Northwood, 23; 19. Mark Elliott, Webster City, 22; 20. Kyle Brown, Kellogg, 21.30
SUBSCRIBE TO US “So, I believe that India will have a global star in the next decade. There will be many global stars coming out of the Indian system. Obviously, basketball is a new game here. We have cricket stars. Cricket is the national pastime. I think basketball can be too. It is a country of a billion people. People are willing to work hard and that’s what it takes. If you have some skill and you work hard, then you can reach the highest levels. So, once we have more facilities and people have opportunities, then those stars will emerge,” Ranadivé opined. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED Last Updated: 5th October, 2019 16:16 IST NBA Project: Vivek Ranadivé Predicts Faster Basketball Growth In India Speaking to Republic on Saturday, Vivek Ranadivé, the owner of the NBA team Sacramento Kings expressed optimism over the faster growth of basketball in India WATCH US LIVE Speaking to Republic at the ground-breaking ceremony of the legacy project helmed by the National Basketball Association (NBA), Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings, Vivek Ranadivé- the owner of Sacramento Kings expressed optimism over the faster growth of basketball in India. He mentioned that he had arrived in India along with the NBA commissioner Adam Silver in the country 5 years ago to kickstart the league. Lauding the inaugural NBA game in India played between his team and the Indiana Pacers on Friday, he noted the enthusiasm and energy levels of the children. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Akhil Oka COMMENT Read: NBA In India: Kabbadi League Based On The NBA, Says Vivek Ranadive First Published: 5th October, 2019 16:16 IST He said, “Our experience in India has been that India has overachieved on all fronts. So, when we kicked off the NBA in India first 5 years ago, when I came here with Adam Silver, we hoped that a few million kids will be exposed to basketball. And now, we have 10 million boys and girls bouncing basketballs over the country. The game last night was historic, epic. I saw the enthusiasm and energy of the kids. I saw the reception we have received in this country, in my hometown. So, in my mind, in this country the technology we have and the awareness that is there today, basketball will grow a lot faster than other countries in the past.” Read | NBA India Games: John Abraham, Sonam Kapoor, Malaika Arora Grace EventThe Legacy Project The NBA along with the Indiana Pacers and Sacramento Kings are partnering with the American India Foundation to support 5 under-resourced municipal schools in Mumbai. The NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum, Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadivé, Indiana Pacers Governor Herb Simon and NBA Legend Vlade Divac attended the ground-breaking ceremony of the Legacy project at the BMC Marathi School located at Lower Parel on Saturday. This will help the schools get technological equipment, trained teachers, a basketball court and enhanced infrastructure. Furthermore, Ranadivé surprised the students by beginning his address in Marathi. He revealed his Maharashtrian roots and praised the intellect of the students.