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Police Ask Public Help to Identify Package Thief

first_imgHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty The Pasadena Police Department has put out a public notice seeking the public’s help to identify a man who allegedly stole three packages from the 200 block of Pleasant Street in Pasadena last month.The suspect is described as either Hispanic or White, between 25 and 30 years old, about five feet seven inches tall, thin build, and with short brown hair.Police said he was wearing a black t-shirt with the words “Pollo Loco” written on it, black pants, a black baseball cap and black athletic shoes.The incident happened on July 10, police said.The suspect reportedly drove off in a 2000- to 2004-model red Honda Civic Coupe with unknown plates.The police department also released a photograph showing the suspect.“If you recognize the pictured suspect or have any information pertaining to this case, please contact Pasadena PD Detective Gurrola at (626)744-7094 or [email protected] or 24/7 at (626)744-4241,” the police department’s statement said.Anyone with knowledge of the incident may also provide information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers, at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or through www.lacrimestoppers.org. Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Community News Make a comment latest #1 Police Ask Public Help to Identify Package Thief Published on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 | 5:59 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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 Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Anger over wrong translation on a sign in Monaleen

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Advertisement Littering is a ‘slap in the face’ to Team Limerick Clean-up Councillor warns of crack cocaine in West Limerick Twitter WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsAnger over wrong translation on a sign in MonaleenBy Staff Reporter – May 3, 2018 10183 The sign in MonaleenCathaoirleach of Limerick’s Culture Committee Séighin Ó Ceallaigh has slammed the continuous neglect of the Irish language in terms of equality of its treatment on signage.This comes after reports were made to the Limerick City East councillor about a completely wrong translation on a sign for Ashleigh Wood in Monaleen.“The sign is completely wrong, is says Adhmaid Ashleigh which translates as Ashleigh Timber, it looks like a Google Translate job by someone with no grasp of our native language at all. I have raised this with the Council who have said that they will order a new sign with the correct translation. However I wouldn’t hold my breath as we are still waiting on a new street sign for Seán Heuston Place due to a lack of Gaeilge.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The Council are still dragging their heels on implementing language equality in terms of Council signs, and I have had to continuously fight to promote our language on the Council.”“Very little has been done for Seachtain na Gaeilge for the past few years, but I would be hopeful that in my position I can try to ensure that our language will be promoted by Comhairle Cathrach agus Contae Luimnigh this year for Bliain na Gaeilge.” Mr. Ó Ceallaigh concluded.More local news here. Printcenter_img TAGSAshleigh WoodCllr Séighin Ó CeallaighcouncilIrish languageSeachtain na Gaeilge Irish Water ‘don’t care’ about councillors Residents still feel ignored despite council engagement Council to look at reasons behind city business closures Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Council fails to acquire ownership of site after 20 years Previous articleNew lighting fund could create bright future for small businessesNext articleUniversity of Limerick recognised at Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

Developers queue up for £100m M&S HQ revamp

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Democracy on the march in Myanmar

first_imgUnfortunately, this is the case for Putin’s Russia. … And in China, the long march toward political reform has barely been started ? In his speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President George W. Bush encouraged the world to embark on a mission of freedom ? (against) nations that only celebrate the freedom to oppress. – Svenska Dagbladet Stockholm, Sweden Mass demonstrations have spurred hope that Myanmar will again become Burma. Democratic and flourishing. Because that is the way life could be, instead of being the tragic example of dictatorship it is now. ? In Burma, it was a shock hike of fuel prices, by up to 500 percent, that led the Buddhist monks into the streets – while those in power secretly live in extravagance. ? In Burma, dictator and general Than Shwe dreams of becoming a Buddhist king and turns to the stars for advice on how to do it. ? ? Globally, recent decades have witnessed great democratic steps. But there are always countries where time has stood still, or developments have gone backward. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

“Africa is rising”

first_imgHonourable Premier, Ms Thandi Modise,The Minister of Trade and Industry, Minister Rob Davies and all Ministers and Deputy Ministers,Captains of commerce and industry,Ladies and gentlemen,It is my honour to join you today at this 4th International Trade and Investment Conference hosted by our government through the Department of Trade and Industry.By being here, you are joining a remarkably diverse group of premier leaders in both government and industry, from across the world, to discuss the vast array of opportunities in Africa.There is no doubt that over the past decade, Africa has come from being the so-called ‘hopeless Continent’ to being a rising star.Profound changes have taken place which has brought about this turnaround.We can count the fact that Africa has come from being the notorious continent with 16 raging wars in 2002, to a continent which is fast achieving peace and stability.Around two thirds of governments in Africa are democratically elected, compared with just eight in 1991. The newest democratic states are Guinea Conakry, Niger and Cote d’Ivoire.The spread of peace and good governance is providing Africa’s entrepreneurs with the necessary conducive environment to promote themselves and establish their industries.They can now turn their ideas into major projects.These new developments are backed up by growth figures. According to the International Monetary Fund figures, region-wide GDP growth has averaged 5.5% from 2000 to 2010, more than double the rate we had in Africa during the 1980s and 1990s.It is remarkable that six of the world’s fastest ten growing economies were African. In eight of the past ten years, Africa has grown faster than East Asia.Naturally, we all want to see Africa’s growth acceleration being widespread and also fairly inclusive, with the poorest seeing significant improvements in their lives.Steady progress has also been made in education, health, sanitation, and in empowering women but as the progress with the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals shows, the continent has a long way to go. But it is good that progress is being made economically, as this will produce the resources we need to achieve economic growth and improve the quality of life.Ladies and gentlemen,As you can appreciate, we are standing in an incredibly privileged position today, where we can witness Africa’s epic comeback.We are all aware of Africa’s history. Many of us have even been closely intertwined with Africa’s struggles, pain and suffering. But today we can stand here and proudly watch Africa finally rising.There is no doubt that these are only the first rays of light, glorious Africa is yet to reveal itself.But despite all the good news, companies have been slow to enter Africa. Some executives are still missing the signals. Others question whether Africa’s surge is just the result of one-off lift by the global commodities boom, or whether it is really a sustained economic take-off? “Will Africa continue to rise,” they wonder, as the Economist asked last year?The answer to this is widely found. I expect that over the next two days this question will be answered numerous times, each time giving the same answer. Yes, – undoubtedly yes. Africa will continue to rise.But what Africa needs, is to have her own people to believe this, and to spread this powerful positive message using all the tools and information at our disposal. We need Africans to stop being pessimistic about their continent, and to be the leading spokespersons and ambassadors. If we do not believe what we see and experience, the rise of our beloved motherland, why should the rest of the world!I challenge all Africans today, to accept the fact that their continent is changing. They must release themselves from the shackles of self-doubt and celebrate these new developments.Many reports have been produced by reputable think tanks pointing to the rise of Africa.Some are busy studying what makes Africa finally succeed.The 2010 Mckinsey Global Institute report, which I suspect you are all aware of, “Lions on the move: The progress and potential of African economies”, it was found that natural resources explain only a part of the African story.It said natural resources account for just about a quarter of GDP growth from 2000 through 2008, while other industries, particularly manufacturing and services, contributed the rest.A further answer to the rise of Africa can be found in the current activities and developments taking place in Africa.Firstly, the African Union has taken a conscious decision about integration and to promote intra-African trade. Because of costly barriers, intra-African trade is unusually low. It averages 10%, which is less than half the level in other emerging market regions.Creating larger regional markets will increase specialisation and competition and boost manufacturing.A continental free trade area is being established.And at a regional level, the Tripartite Free Trade area, bringing together COMESA, SADC and the East African Community will create a market of 26 countries, with a population of about 600-million people and a combined GDP of one trillion US dollars. This augurs well for the economic future of these regions.Secondly, the infrastructure developments that have been undertaken in Africa will eliminate most of the hindrances to growth.It is widely known that Africa’s inadequate infrastructure is one of the main factors inhibiting trade, integration and economic development.It has been calculated that if the continent continues to narrow its infrastructure gap, economic growth will receive a further large boost – perhaps by as much as 2 percentage points a year.In view of this, the AU has set up the Presidential Infrastructure Championship Initiative, a continental committee of eight NEPAD Heads of State and Government, to champion infrastructure projects at the highest level.South Africa is also chair and champion of the North-South Road and Rail Corridor project.This corridor cuts across eight countries in eastern and southern Africa and aims to facilitate trade by upgrading road, rail, power and port facilities, as well as simplifying cross-border regulatory procedures. This will enable producers and traders to access regional and international markets more easily.The projects have already passed the feasibility studies phase and should be at the implementation phase by 2016.Encouragingly, Africa is now able to spend about 72 billion US dollars a year on infrastructure, but there remains a 480 billion US dollars shortfall over the next decade to provide for unmet needs, particularly in water, power and transportation, and there is much scope for private participation and investment in this area.Domestically, you would be aware of our own massive infrastructure development programme, which I announced in February this year.We are on course to spend billions of rand on infrastructure in the coming years, focusing on rail, roads, energy, water, sanitation and the communication sectors throughout the country.The plan also includes the building and refurbishment of universities, further education and training colleges, schools and hospitals. We have been working hard to unpack the projects and development implementation timelines.This week the three spheres of government are meeting to discuss implementation. The programme will change the South African landscape. It will boost job creation, improve access to basic services and boost the competitiveness of our economy. You will get details later today in this conference.I invite you to join us on this infrastructure journey and find areas in which you can participate.Thirdly, ladies and gentlemen, on why Africa is succeeding, Africa’s demographic composition is bound to fuel long term growth. In 2010, 42% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population was younger than 14 years old.By 2050, the continent will be home to one in five of the planet’s young people and will have the world’s largest workforce of 1.2 billion. In that year, one in four workers in the world will be African, compared to one in eight from China, reversing today’s balance.While other regions rapidly age, Africa will enjoy a demographic competitive advantage of young, energetic and increasingly educated workers to power the continent’s services and manufacturing sectors.Finally, the growth of the information and communications technology sector in Africa has been phenomenal.The number of mobile phone users has multiplied 33 times to 316 million users since the year 2000.The internet is spreading around Africa at an even faster pace. These trends have strong positive effects on growth.For example, for every 10 new mobile phones per 100 people a country adds, GDP is likely to increase by 0.8 percentage points.Due to the lack of fixed line internet infrastructure, roughly 39% of mobile users access the internet via mobile. This has opened an entire new portal for assistance in health and education, in especially the most rural areas.Ladies and gentlemen, indeed Africa is rising, and the signs are there for all to see.What is left is for the business sector to grab the opportunity and reap the rewards of this growth, in a manner that promotes inclusive growth, and which creates decent work for the African people.Africa is indeed open for business.It is my pleasure to declare this Africa Dialogue Conference officially open!I thank you.last_img read more

Play Your Part ambassador Thabang Mabapa doing extraordinary things to solve Africa’s energy crisis

first_imgAs we wrap-up Youth Month, we take up the opportunity to profile another young person who is doing extraordinary things. Play Your Part ambassador, 26-year old Thabang Mabapa was part of the line-up at the 2018 Sustainability Week hosted at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Tshwane.Mabapa shared his contribution on how he is playing his part in helping solve Africa’s energy crisis and alleviate the shortage of skills and high unemployment in rural areas through his biofuel company during the Youth and Green Economy Dialogue.The dialogue provided a global view of the way in which skills development in the smart, green economy is progressing, and examined opportunities available in the vital fields of renewable energy, water and waste management, industrial design, engineering, manufacturing, project management, and tourism and hospitality.“The Sustainability Week conference is important especially to young people because it informs us of different ways to be sustainable, be it as an individual or company. The conference is also important for entrepreneurs to network and also deepen their understanding of sustainability”, said MabapaSelokong Sa Dimelana (SSD) is an organisation that was created by Mabapa following his interested in energy when he volunteered at his community church in 2012. SSD farms castor seed and processes them to castor oil and biodiesel. The business is primarily in the agricultural sector yet plays a significant role in a number of industries including energy.“I encourage young people to read and learn more on sustainability in the environment. As young people, we have to always seek ways to sustain our environment. Young people can also support organisations that are dedicated to sustainability”, adds Mabapa.When asked what is next for SSD regarding sustainability, he indicated that it is to scale the business to other villages around South Africa and plant more castor trees. “We also aim to minimize waste and to use products that are energy efficient” he concludes.last_img read more