Feeding the Hungry at the Pasadena Farmers Market

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeauty On a typical Saturday morning, Pasadena’s bustling farmers market entices hundreds of eager shoppers who sift through mountains of fresh produce. But ever wonder what happens to all that peak produce once the market winds down? Up until this March, all that produce would typically get thrown out. Now, thanks to the non-profit organization Food Forward, this food is instead being re-distributed to those in need.This March, Food Forward launched their Farmers Market Recovery Program at the Pasadena Farmers Market. The program gives farmers the option to donate their produce to those in need, instead of letting it go to waste. Food Forward volunteers convene at the markets, distribute boxes to farmers wishing to donate, and then collect and weigh the boxes of full produce at the end of the market. Since its inception, Food Forward has already donated over 2,000 lbs of fresh produce to Pasadena’s own Friends in Deed—where it has been distributed, free of charge, to those who need it the most.While Food Forward’s presence at the Pasadena Market is novel, Food Forward’s impact in the community is not. Food Forward started in 2009 with the simple idea of connecting the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables in Southern California with the 1 in 6 food insecure Angelenos in need. Food Forward’s flagship program—the Backyard Harvest Program—gleans produce from local trees, and has recovered and donated of over 100,000 lbs of fresh produce to 17 receiving agencies in the San Gabriel Valley. Food Forward’s second program—the Farmers Market Recovery program—has now grown to include gleaning local produce at 15 farmers markets, including 6 west side markets, 2 South Bay markets, 3 central markets, 3 San Fernando Valley markets, and 1 San Gabriel Valley market.To expand Food Forward’s impact in the San Gabriel Valley and to feed even more people in the community, Food Forward invites you to join in gleaning at participating markets. Volunteers can sign up to recover produce on the Food Forward website at www.foodforward.org/events. For volunteers interested in an on-going leadership opportunity, Glean Team Leaders are needed to coordinate volunteers and oversee the distribution and donation of produce. GTLs are asked to commit to at least one market glean per month. Furthermore, Food Forward will be holding an Altadena block party pick on June 27th—if you’re interested in volunteering or donating your fruit, please email [email protected] learn more about Food Forward’s programs or to sign up for an event, go to foodforward.org. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a commentcenter_img More Cool Stuff Community News Feeding the Hungry at the Pasadena Farmers Market From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, June 5, 2015 | 4:03 pm Top of the News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Calls for increased Garda enforcement to protect Inishowen’s border communities

first_imgCalls have been made for further Gardai to be assigned to the North-West to protect border communities in Inishowen.The Donegal peninsula has been plagued with recent criminal activity following a recent break-in and robbery at the newly opened Treehouse Restaurant in Muff.Sinn Féin local election candidate for South Inishowen, Terry Crossan has reaffirmed the need for more Gardaí to protect Inishowen’s border communities from future criminality. Mr Crossan said: “Unfortunately we know from CCTV evidence that this is another incident where criminals have crossed the border to carry out a break-in and robbery and then crossed back again.“The Treehouse Restaurant is a good news story for Muff and Inishowen with serious capital investment by the owners.“I and the local community are devastated that they have been victims of these criminals but we stand shoulder to shoulder with them,” he added.“In every area with a large population like Derry City, sadly the likelihood of criminal gangs increases and homeowners and businesses in the border communities of Inishowen are vulnerable to these criminal gangs.” Calls for increased Garda enforcement to protect Inishowen’s border communities was last modified: March 24th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal-Derry BorderInishowenlast_img read more

Half-time: Atletico Madrid 0 Chelsea 0

first_imgPetr Cech went off injured during the first half of the Champions League semi-final first leg in Madrid, where Chelsea have defended resolutely. Already without the injured Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto’o as well as the suspended Branislav Ivanovic, they lost their keeper after 17 minutes.Cech left the pitch after appearing to hurt his ribs as he cleared a corner under pressure from Raul Garcia, who was shoved towards him by Chelsea’s David Luiz.It meant another appearance for Mark Schwarzer following the 41-year-old’s unconvincing display in Saturday’s shock home defeat against Sunderland, which Cech missed because of illness.Schwarzer was well protected by his back four but when called into action he showed good handling to collect a couple of crosses and dived to tip away a 25-yard drive from Mario Suarez.At the other end, Ramires shot wastefully wide after great work by Willian gave the visitors the chance to launch a counter-attack.Fernando Torres was named in the Chelsea starting line-up against his former club, while on-loan Blues keeper Thibaut Courtois is in goal for the home side.Chelsea: Cech (Schwarzer 17); Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry, Cole; Luiz, Mikel, Lampard; Ramires, Willian, Torres.Subs: Kalas, Ake, Van Ginkel, Oscar, Schurrle.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Living Design Inspires Design

first_img(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Engineers continue to look to the living world for solutions to practical problems.  One of them is as close as your skin.Artificial photosynthesis:  As reported here 6/22/13, plants achieve 95% efficiency of light capture compared to man’s 20%.  PhysOrg reported how scientists at Caltech and Berkeley labs are making slow progress toward “An artificial version of photosynthesis … one of the most promising of solar technologies.”  One comment in the press release sounds like old-earth creationism: “For more than two billion years, nature has employed photosynthesis to oxidize water into molecular oxygen.”Artificial cricket hairs:  A sensitive flow sensor modeled on cricket hairs was announced by Science Daily:These tiny hairs, which are manufactured using microtechnology techniques, are neatly arranged in rows and mimic the extremely sensitive body hairs that crickets use to detect predators. When a hair moves, the electrical capacitance at its base changes, making the movement measurable. If there is an entire array of hairs, then this effect can be used to measure flow patterns. In the same way, changes in air flow tell crickets that they are about to be attacked.That’s why crickets are usually able to jump before you swat them.Artificial butterfly wings:  An old biomimetics story is back, the prospect of improving anti-counterfeiting technology through the use of photonic crystals like those found on butterfly wing scales.  Live Science reported that a Canadian company named Nanotech Security Corporation has imitated the iridiscent wings of the Morpho butterfly to create a pattern that could be placed on paper currency that would be impossible to counterfeit.The phenomenon Nanotech employs is similar to the way some animals, including male peacocks, produce iridescent colors: instead of using proteins and other chemicals to produce a hue, the creature’s feathers or scales play with light, using very tiny holes that reflect different colors or wavelengths. The Morpho does this with complicated scales on its wing that produce shimmering blues and greens.The company’s product could be embossed on nearly any surface, making it possible to watermark products like plastics, metals, solar cells, fabrics, paper, and even pills.  Since no dies or paints are required, even images can be embossed on surfaces without affecting their composition.The work is another example of what scientists call biomimicry, which adapts nature’s solutions for innovative human devices, in this instance, nano-optics, a burgeoning new technology.Artificial skin:  Who would want to imitate an ugly scab?  Medical engineers, that’s who: “Human scabs have become the model for development of an advanced wound dressing material that shows promise for speeding the healing process,” reported PhysOrg. How would they do it?They describe how research on the surface structure of natural scabs served as inspiration for developing a “cytophilic” wound dressing material. It attracts new cells needed for healing. The material mimics the underside of scabs, where tiny fibers are arranged in the same direction like velvet or a cat’s fur. Wang’s team spun fibers of polyurethane—the common durable and flexible plastic—into the same pattern. In laboratory experiments, the human cells involved in healing quickly attached to the membrane and lined up like those in actual scabs.“The abstract of the paper in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces states, “This scab-inspired cytophilic membrane is promising in applications as functional interfacial biomaterials for rapid wound healing, bone repair, and construction of neural networks.”Have you ever observed the underside of a scab?  Be thankful for small wonders like these.  Scabs may look gross and ugly for awhile, but they are designed to heal.  Underneath, precision operations are taking place to heal the wound and build new skin to make it like new.  If every scratch and wound we got from childhood onward left permanent scars on our skin, we would be an awful sight by now.  Fortunately, most small wounds are healed so completely we completely forget about the momentary afflictions.No wonder scientists are imitating living technology.  These are but a few of dozens of ongoing projects that began with inspiration for the intelligent design in nature.  Even though one of the articles assumed billions of years, none of them had any use for evolution.  Intelligent design is guiding science into the information age.last_img read more

Microsoft Sets SOAP Free

first_imgBuried in the recent news is an olive branch from Microsoft to the Open Source community.  Microsoft has a large list of patents related to SOAP and Web Services specifications.  Last week Microsoft announced that they would not seek claims on these patents, and they have dubbed their new policy the Open Specification Promise (OSP).This new policy covers Microsoft’s patents on WSDL, SOAP, and WS-* technologies like WS-Security and WS-Trust.  Developers are free to implement or make use of any of these patented technologies at no cost and with no need to reference Microsoft as a part of their implementation.  Currently there are 35 specifications covered by the OSP.Open Source developers try to distance themselves from patented technology.  With Microsoft’s announcement, Open Source developers can use the technology without having to pay any royalties to Microsoft or to sign any kind of license agreement.Tom Robertson, general manager for interoperability and standards at Microsoft said “Because Web services are a being widely adopted across the industry and with our customers, we decided to remove any potential questions about the widespread use of our IP in the implementation of these specifications.”Open Source vendors have endorsed the Microsoft policy.  Mark Webbink, deputy general counsel at Red Hat commented:  “Red Hat believes that the text of the OSP gives sufficient flexibility to implement the listed specifications in software licensed under free and open source licenses. We commend Microsoft’s efforts to reach out to representatives from the open source community and solicit their feedback on this text, and Microsoft’s willingness to make modifications in response to our comments.”WS-* standards have been bogged down for some time.  This new stance from Microsoft might be what’s needed to encourage a wider use of these standards within Open Source projects.  That should lead to broader support of Web Services and SOA in general.last_img read more

How IoT and AI are Disrupting the Sports Events Industry

first_imgFirst, ticket buying went digital. Over time, more and more players entered the events tech industry, developing new technologies to lessen the burden on consumers and make it easier to access our favorite events. The sports industry is using the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the consumer experience. Ticketing platforms are bolstering their apps to make event searches and purchases more efficient. Venues are now equipt with technologies to make event attendance both convenient and appealing.Thanks to AI and IoT, the online events industry is becoming far less tedious to navigate. In the sports events industry, in particular, AI and IoT are making huge improvements for consumers. Here’s how they’re doing it. Engaging Fans with ChatbotsSeveral players in the sporting events industry are experimenting with AI in the form of chatbots designed to better serve the customer while drawing more people into the game. E-commerce tools — including ticketing platforms — are using AI chatbots to engage with consumers and provide support for events.Through Facebook Messenger and iMessage, companies are using chatbots to have human-like conversations with fans and users about their favorite events and teams. Chatbot messages and helps are becoming more sophisticated, and engaging than email. As a result, the bots are becoming increasingly popular in the ticketing industry.The use of chatbots doesn’t stop there — once fans are at the game — they can continue to engage with chatbots. Wimbledon uses a chatbot called Ask Fred which is a cognitive assistant for event attendees. The virtual assistant, which is enabled by IBM’s Watson technology, uses AI to interact with Wimbledon attendees and answer event-related questions about anything from souvenir shopping to dining spots. If Ask Fred is well-liked and successful, sports arenas around the world could adopt similar in-game AI technology in the future.Improving the Search ExperienceIn addition to making the most of chatbots on Facebook Messenger and iMessage, companies are improving the online search experience by integrating AI into their apps. The sports ticketing app Gametime, for example, applies the concept of virtual reality in their virtual seating chart, allowing users to check out the view from their seats before purchasing. Such ticketing apps can then use AI and machine learning to remember customer seating preferences and make relevant suggestions for subsequent games.Apps are also using AI technologies to identify fans who haven’t been to a game in a while and to offer them ticket deals based on information about their favorite players and teams. This kind of targeting isn’t only a great marketing strategy, but it also improves the search process for fans, who, rather than having to sift through heaps of options, are immediately presented with games and prices that appeal to their interests.Making Stadiums SmarterAs smart stadiums enter the scene to draw fans off their couches and into the arena, the stadium itself has embraced the Internet of Things. An increasing number of stadiums are adding cameras, sensors, and digital signs, connecting them to networks and servers to provide real-time information for fans.IoT technology in California’s Golden1 Center helps attendees find their friends and provides fans with information ranging from parking spots to bathroom lines to the number of hot dogs available.  Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara has installed over two thousand battery-powered beacons from Aruba Networks to identify the location of fans. This information then integrates with the team’s mobile app, which helps attendees find their seats, order food to their seats, and more.As part of the evolution of smart stadiums, Intel’s True View technology incorporates augmented reality into the game experience. While the integration of technology in stadiums is still in process, True View would connect cameras on the field to AR headsets that allow attendees to zoom in on their favorite players and watch the game from a variety of angles. The various cameras and beacons connected throughout the stadium for the purposes of fan entertainment and convenience are turning stadiums into one big IoT platform.ConclusionFrom searching for a match to purchasing the tickets to attending the game itself, AI and IoT are disrupting the sports events industry from start to finish. At a time when many fans prefer to watch the game from the comfort of their homes, stadiums and teams are working hard to adopt engaging new technologies that draw fans back to the arena for live experiences. For us fans, the lure of these technologies makes event attendance more appealing than ever before. Roberta Rottigni Tags:#Event#Improving search#IoT#iot devices#Sports Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Roberta Rottigni is a tech blogger. Born in Italy but adopted by Israel, she loves writing, traveling, and learning about innovative, tech-related trends. She doesn’t leave the house without a good book in her bag! Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Follow the Pucklast_img read more

Residents of Mount Salem, Denham Town Benefitting from Interventions – PM

first_imgPrime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says that residents in Mount Salem, St. James and Denham Town in Kingston, where the Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO) are in progress, are benefitting from a wide rangeof interventions.These, he said, include infrastructure development projects, skills training and initiatives aimed at improving access to critical services.In Mount Salem, the National Works Agency (NWA) is spearheading a project to improve the condition of roads and drains in the community.The works commenced in January and is scheduled to continue until March.“I am particularly heartened about the work that the NWA will do in terms of putting in drains and repairing roads and gullies and where possible, we have already started to replace the zinc fences with proper fencing,” Prime Minister Holness said in the House of Representatives on February 13.The zinc fence removal project is scheduled to conclude in April 2018.Already, residents have benefitted from community service fairs, utility regularisation, recruitment for skills training and apprenticeship, civil registration and identification and training of community animators.“There have also been community safety and environmental projects, which focus on physical improvements as well as social engagements such as the unity concert and church community retreat, which have aimed to buildinternal relationships,” Prime Minister Holness noted.Focus has also been placed on enterprise development, with the joint security force, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), and HEART Trust/NTA collaborating to promote an environment for the development of smallbusinesses.Activities have included the regularisation of bars and food services, through the provision of spirit licences and food handlers’ permits.There has been a call for proposals in furtherance of enterprise grant funding. This programme commenced in January and is expected to continue until December.Another project being implemented is a community sports programme involving partnership among JSIF, Social Development Commission (SDC),Sports Development Foundation (SDF), Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), Jamaica Cycling Federation, Jamaica Table Tennis Association, and Jamaica Boxing Federation.The initiative, which is scheduled for 12 months, will provide training and equipment, the Prime Minister informed. It will set the foundation for a permanent sports programme in the area.In addition, through collaboration between the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and JSIF, the capacity of the community development committee is being developed and a neighbourhood watch is being re-introduced.The Prime Minister noted that the importance of family is also being emphasized. He said it is anticipated that as the operations continue, a number of other projects will be brought into focus.With regards to Denham Town, Mr. Holness said there continues to be significant gains in the zone and the efforts are welcomed and supported by the members of the community.“Undoubtedly, this is supported by the commendable efforts of the joint force in maintaining law and order so that safety and security becomes a critical pillar in community development,” Prime Minister Holness said.During the month of January, the social intervention committee consolidated planning activities for a number of initiatives, and commenced the implementation of specific programmes.In terms of improvements to the physical environment, there has been continued focus on zinc fence substitution and infrastructure development.Just over 400 metres of fence have been completed in Denham Town, with approximately 75 metres being erected in Reggae Villa.The JSIF-funded Integrated Infrastructure Project (IIP), which will encompass major infrastructure works, including road and sewage upgrading, is currently in the bidding stage of procurement and is expected to commenceimplementation in the first quarter of the financial year 2018/2019.The Zones of Special Operations in Mount Salem and Denham Town have been extended for a further 60 days.The Lower House approved two Resolutions requesting the extensions, which were moved by Prime Minister Holness.This would be the third extension for the Mount Salem Zone, the first to become operational on September 1, 2017, while it will be the second extension for Denham Town.last_img read more

Couple booked for trying to extort money from bizwoman

first_imgGhaziabad: Ghaziabad police have booked a married couple for allegedly trying to molest an Allahabad-based businesswoman and trying to extort nearly Rs one crore on pretext of an obscene video of her while bathing in Indirapuram area. Cops said that the accused is brother of victim’s best friend and they lured her by offering lucrative business deals.According to police, the accused, identified as Saurabh and his wife Sargam, lives in Vijaya Apartment in Indirapuram area. “The victim had started her business of stock exchange in Allahabad a few years ago. One of her close friends had called to Ghaziabad for some business deal. Later the victim met her friend’s bother and his family for business purpose,” said police. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAs per reports, the victim was called by her female friend to Ghaziabad in January this year. Her friend make her to meet her brother Saurabh and his wife who told victim that they wanted to invest in her company and tried to build up closeness with her. The victim also started living in Vijaya Apartment after taking a flat on rent by March, this year. Before victim shifted in her rented house, the accused took keys from the victim on the pretext of cleaning the flat and installed a hidden camera to her bathroom. “Saurabh called victim at his house for lunch on April 7 and started touching her without her permission. When the victim tried to resist, the accused blackmailed her after showing her the video of her bathing,” read the report. The woman further said that the accused demanded Rs 30 lakhs to delete the video but kept in taking more and more money.last_img read more

Heavy Rainfall warning issued for Fort Nelson and Muncho Lake

first_imgSee the full warning below.Issued at 2018-06-24 17:44 UTC by Environment Canada:Rainfall warning issued for:Fort Nelson, B.C. (088100)Current details:Rain, at times heavy, is expected.An approaching low-pressure system will move across the BC interior on Monday and then stall near the BC-Alberta-NWT border. As the low tracks across BC, heavy rain will develop Monday morning over the Fort Nelson and Muncho Lake Park – Stone Mountain Park regions. Rain amounts of 50 to 70 mm are expected by Tuesday morning.Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #BCStorm. More details on the alert are available here.The latest status and details on all alerts, including alerts that are not part of your subscription, can be found here: http://www.weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html FORT NELSON, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Fort Nelson and along the Alaska Highway up to Muncho Lake.On top of the Severe Thunderstorm Watch that is also in effect for the same region, Environment Canada now says the region could see 50 to 70 mm of rain by Tuesday morning.An approaching low-pressure system will move across the BC interior on Monday and then stall near the BC-Alberta-NWT border. As the low tracks across BC, heavy rain will develop Monday morning over the Fort Nelson and Muncho Lake Park – Stone Mountain Park regions.last_img read more