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Rep. Chu Voices Caution on Postmaster General’s Assurances

first_img 17 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy U.S. Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) cast doubt on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s claim that he would cease all changes to the U.S. Postal Service until after Election Day, Nov. 3.Chu, speaking on the steps of the U.S. Post Office building on Colorado Boulevard Tuesday afternoon, said, “They’re only doing this because the American people have been so vocal in pushing back. We made it literally too hot to handle.”Chu’s statements come in the aftermath of claims by president Donald Trump that mail-in voting would lead to massive voter fraud in this year’s election. Trump threatened not to fund the postal service leading to concerns he was attempting to suppress the vote.DeJoy was a major donor and fundraiser for Trump. In April 2017, DeJoy was named one of three deputy finance chairmen of the Republican National Committee.Dejoy said in his announcement that, “The United States Postal Service will play a critical role this year in delivering election mail for millions of voters across the country.”Responding to criticisms of recent changes in the mail service which have slowed down everyday deliveries, DeJoy said, “There has been a lot of discussion recently about whether the Postal Service is ready, willing and able to meet this challenge.”Dejoy continued, “I am announcing today the expansion of our current leadership task force on election mail to enhance our ongoing work and partnership with state and local election officials in jurisdictions throughout the country. Leaders of our postal unions and management associations have committed to joining this task force to ensure strong coordination throughout our organization.”Dejoy added in his statement that:• Retail hours at Post Offices will not change.• Mail processing equipment and blue collection boxes will remain where they are.• No mail processing facilities will be closed.• And overtime has and will continue to be approved as needed.Because of the unprecedented demands of the 2020 election, DeJoy added, “this task force will help ensure that election officials and voters are well-informed and fully supported by the Postal Service.”Said Dejoy, “The Postal Service is ready today to handle whatever volume of election mail it receives this fall. Even with the challenges of keeping our employees and customers safe and healthy as they operate amid a pandemic, we will deliver the nation’s election mail on time and within our well-established service standards. The American public should know that this is our number one priority between now and Election Day.”But, Chu countered, “We cannot let up because the president’s threats against the Post Office are so grave and so serious. This president, as you know, can change his mind, in a split second, and he is so desperate to win his re-election that we cannot stop our advocacy.”Asked if any of the recent changes would be rolled back in light of today’s announcement, Chu responded, “Mr. Dejoy said that all of the changes would be rolled back until after the election, but we sure have to keep a close eye on it, because we don’t know if they will keep to what they’re saying. That’s one thing that’s really important.”Chu added, “We have to keep this up because not only was there a threat to our American democracy with this upcoming critical election, but there is a threat to American life, the ability to get your prescription drugs, your social security checks, the ability to pay your bills, all of those things are in jeopardy. We need to make sure that the Postal Service is made whole so that the American people can be assured of their quality of life.” Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Saints look to ‘natural leader’ to lead Selkirk into BCIHL season

first_img“Logan is a natural leader who sets the tone every day with his high compete level and his enthusiasm for being at the rink,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.”He’s a high character guy who played a key role within our leadership group on and off the ice last season and really distinguished himself as someone who had the respect and trust of his teammates. Logan was the ideal choice to take over the captaincy and lead our team this year.”Proulx is coming off a stellar rookie season for Selkirk that saw him tie for second in team and league scoring behind former teammate Jordan Wood. He was also named a BCIHL First-Team All-Star and helped lead the Saints to their first-ever league championship. Proulx’s junior playing career included stops in the Western Hockey League with the Edmonton Oil Kings and the British Columbia Hockey League with the Trail Smoke Eaters and Cowichan Valley Capitals. “It means a tremendous amount to me to be chosen as captain this year,” said the skillful sniper.”To be part of any leadership group is an honour and a privilege. I take a lot of pride in being a leader and it’s something that has always come naturally to me. Last year we set a high standard as a team with our work ethic and I think that was the start of something we now expect of ourselves and each other as Selkirk Saints.” “I’m really excited to have all the boys back in town and to get back on the ice with the team. I’m looking forward to welcoming the new guys to Castlegar and getting back into the swing of things,” he adds.”We had a very successful season last year and I know the guys want to compete for and win another BCIHL championship this year.” Selkirk’s leadership group will also include a pair of players — Scott Swiston and Dylan Smith — who are returning as assistant captains for a second season.The third ‘A’ will be worn by second-year forward Connor McLaughlin, who finished third on the team in points last season with 27. “Connor was one of our hardest workers and best conditioned players last season,” said Dubois of the former Nelson Leaf and Fernie Ghostrider.”He plays a gritty, responsible game and he’s going to be a great fit wearing an ‘A’ along with Scott and Dylan.” The Saints opened training camp Sunday evening at the Castlegar Rec Complex. The Saints, beginning another march to the top of the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League Sunday in Castlegar, named Trail native Logan Proulx to lead them.The 22-year-old forward has been named captain of the Saints hockey club.Proulx will slip on the captaincy when Selkirk opens the exhibition season Tuesday in the Silver City against the Trail Smoke Eaters at 7 p.m.last_img read more

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Rebels Headrick sinks Leafs with overtime winner

first_imgThe teams played through 40 minutes of scoreless time after Darren Medeiros and Levi Hulston exchanged first period goals.Castlegar held much of the territorial play out shooting Nelson 41-23.Patrick Ostermann, busy in the Nelson nets, took the loss for the visitors.Paul Broadbent registered the win in goal for the Rebels.Despite registering a single point, Nelson fell two points behind third place Grand Forks Border Bruins in Murdoch Division standings.Both Grand Forks and Nelson clinched a playoff berth after Spokane Braves suffered a 5-0 home ice loss to Fernie Friday. The loss was Spokane’s eighth straight setback.Nelson is idle until the Leafs host Castlegar Friday at the NDCC Arena. The Nelson Leafs know they can play with the best in the Murdoch Division.Now the players overcome the hurdle by registering a few wins.Nick Headrick scored a power play goal in overtime to spark the Rebels to a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Leafs Saturday night in Castlegar.Headrick scored the marker with Nelson defenceman Aigne McGeady-Bruce in the penalty box for holding.last_img read more

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SANTA YSABEL STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY MARCH 4, 2017

first_img-30- JERRY HOLLENDORFER, UNIQUE BELLA, WINNER: “She’s been coming along quite well, we’re real happy with her. She didn’t get away great today, but we’ll fix that.“Yes, the Santa Anita Oaks is our next point race. It’s a perfect progression.“We have a very talented filly and we’d like to look at the Kentucky Oaks. We like to take one step at a time. We’d like to go for the Santa Anita Oaks, and if we win or do well, then we’ll try to go to Kentucky.“It’s a great honor to be considered the front-runner for the Kentucky Oaks. We’re blessed to have good horses so I feel really grateful to have a horse like Unique Bella and equally as grateful for Songbird last year.“We’re just trying to do our best and she’s rewarding us.“I don’t have any thoughts about running her against the boys, but some other folk’s do I guess.“When I saw her come into the lane I felt that she was waiting on horses a little bit. Mike had to wave the stick at her a little but she responded right away. I wasn’t too worried.“I was wondering if Mike would stay on the rail or get out in the open and he chose to get out in the open.“I hope they don’t have to match up this year (Songbird and Unique Bella.) I had enough match up with Beholder. That was a pretty good match-up.”             MIKE SMITH, UNIQUE BELLA, WINNER: “It was pretty eventful. Sometimes you just stay out of the way of the good ones and they’ll run for you. That’s pretty much what I did today…I was blessed enough to be able to lead my way out.” JOE TALAMO, ABEL TASMAN, SECOND: “Turning for home I had a lot of horse under me. Hats off to the winner, what a special filly she is, because like I said I really had a lot of horse and we had a beautiful trip. The winner broke a little slow which I was happy to see. I was so proud of my filly. I think she’s definitely going to move forward from here.” NOTES: The winning owner, Carlos Heller of Don Alberto Stable, resides in Lexington, KY.center_img TRAINER QUOTES FERNANDO DIAZ-VALDES, RACING MANAGER FOR DON ALBERTO STABLE, UNIQUE BELLA, WINNER: “When we got to the stretch Mike told me he was looking around but when he asked her she immediately answered. It was a little slow. I would think the pace would have been a little bit faster. I was expecting more speed. Finally, it’s one step closer with what we want to do with her. I think Santa Anita Oaks for sure.” JOCKEY QUOTES last_img read more

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Govt, business join climate fight

first_img18 October 2005A partnership between the government and Business Unity South Africa to address the challenge of climate change was formed at the National Climate Change Conference in Midrand, Johannesburg on Monday.The newly formed partnership is expected to create a system for monitoring and reporting on the levels of greenhouse gas emissions in South Africa.“At the World Summit on Sustainable Development, South Africa led the way in highlighting the ‘triple bottom line’ of business – economic, social, and environmental concerns,” said Business Unity SA (Busa) President Patrice Motsepe.“This agreement gives further content to that approach. Busa understands the importance of economic growth that does not mortgage our future for the sake of short-term profit, and we will work with government to ensure that we address the challenges of climate change together.”The mining magnate also referred to the increasing number of South African companies that were exploring investment opportunities presented by the Clean Development Mechanism.Environmental Affairs Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said the government hoped to extend the partnership with business to other interventions, “especially those which will help our rural and agricultural communities adapt to the impacts of climate change through the diversification of the rural economy.”Investment in scienceScience Minister Mosibudi Mangena opened the science session of the conference with calls for greater investment in the science of climate change and African research and development.Stating alternatives for energy use, Mangena said nuclear power was one of the options, alongside wind and solar technologies.“Climate change research requires global observation of numerous characteristics of the earth system over a long period of time,” the minister said.“Scientists need to ensure that reliable data is collected by a whole suite of observing systems – from satellite to surface stations to ocean buoys operated by various countries and agencies.”Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Madiba shirt designer inspires youth

first_img3 February 2016Sonwabile Ndamase, Madiba’s shirt-maker, wants to give opportunities to the youth https://t.co/Mu1Ap3qTud pic.twitter.com/LPi5TwYqtK— City Press Online (@City_Press) January 30, 2016Clothing designer Sonwabile Ndamase was born and bred in Libode, formerly in Transkei, now in Eastern Cape, and made his name as the designer of the famous Madiba shirts, the often colourful, always eye-catching shirts worn by the iconic Nelson Mandela.Ndamase is now offering the youth of his home province the opportunity to learn how to make a career in the fashion industry.He launched a learnership programme for his South African Fashion Designers Agency (Safda) in East London on 26 January. Ndamase, wearing one of his trademark shirts, spoke passionately about how the agency was his way of giving back to the community and continuing the legacy of the globally recognised late statesman.“This is very important to me,” said Ndamase. “Part of it is to leave the legacy of Tata Mandela that he asked me to do. He asked me to plough back to the community where I come from and make it a point I change people’s lives.“By wearing my shirt, (Mandela) did the same for me because before that nobody knew me. He opened up the markets for me. We managed to crack the industry and make it a point that things start to work for the betterment of an African child,” he said.S/O to Sonwabile Ndamase on creating and driving the greatest trend to hit the world #MadibaSkirt #FashionFriday pic.twitter.com/PDCLT1iZKZ— Amkelo Jiyane (@_Amkelo) December 6, 2013The birth of the Madiba shirtWhile the original Madiba shirt – known as the ‘fish shirt’ – was designed by local designer Desre Buirski Nash, Ndamase was tasked by Mandela to design his own unique style.Ndamase tells BBQ business magazine how he came to be Madiba’s personal shirt maker: “Tata gave me the brief on how and what he would like to wear. it was influenced by his health at the time. his lungs (affected by the conditions on Robben Island), so he needed something cool to the body, easy to wear, but as he called it ‘well-behaved.’”Ndamase sent Mandela a number of ideas and designs and picked an uncharacteristically colourful one. “Madiba wanted his own look, something different from the usual politician, so I started to create the kind of a shirt that would make him stand out, but still look well-behaved,” Ndamase explained.As the founder and chairperson of Safda and its Vukani Fashion Awards programme, which was started in 1993, Ndamase has put up R250 000 of his own money to kick-start the new learnership project. Partnering with the Sector Education and Training Authority (Seta), the project has raised R3.5-million that will be used to support 150 students while they learn about the process and business of fashion design over the 12-month programme.While the programme is specifically aimed at previously disadvantaged fashion design graduates, it is also open to unemployed youths with an interest in the industry, as well as physically challenged individuals.“The all-inclusive project intends to recruit 25 physically challenged youths to enrol as part of the programme,” Ndamase said.He emphasised that Safda was the only portal through which the evolution of the first generation of South Africa’s fashion artistry could be witnessed since the advent of democracy. In turn, this also ensured the agency’s ability to stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly changing environment.Fashion had an important role to play in forming an African identity, he added. Clothes were symbols, as he told BBQ. They “they tell who you are, where you are coming from and where you are going to. I was trying to send a message: we as young and upcoming designers cannot to be fooled by what is happening around the world and embody ubuntu so that they can show who we are and where we are coming from.”His proudly African philosophy helps to inspire his students to strive to be the best they can be and to deliver original African art and culture: “Africa is fresh, Africa is new, Africa is energetic. we have so much to offer to the world.”Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

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Sale Knockout Results

first_imgSale held its annual knockout on the weekend with 51 teams and some of Australia’s best players including Sam Brisby, Dylan Thompson and Leah Percy in attendance. The men’s and women’s sections were played on Saturday with the following results:-Women’s “A” – Synergise 10 to Latrobe University Imperial Eagles 2.Women’s “B” – ENUF 4 to Ballarat Dolls 3 in extra time.Men’s “A” – Tune Squad 5 to Maori Saiyanz 3Men’s “B”  – Ballarat 6 to Monash University Shredders 1In the mixed competition played on Sunday the results were:-Mixed “A” Division – Falcons 5 to Mixed Grill 3Mixed Social – Monash University Pinky and the Brain 6 defeated Ballarat 1The Laurie Smyth Perpetual Award for the player showing true sportsman ship in the Mixed Social Division was won by Rachel Davine from Melbourne.The 2014 Sale Knockout is scheduled for the 12th & 13th April at Stephenson Park.Information taken from the Sale Touch website – www.sale.mytouchfooty.com Related LinksMen’s “A” Winners – Tune Squadlast_img read more

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Predicting College Football’s Next 9 National Champions

first_imgClemson's Deshaun Watson celebrates winning the national titleTAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Who’s going to win college football’s national championship this upcoming season? What about in 2017? 2018? 2019? Etc.  Nick Saban AlabamaWill Saban win another one?We’re attempting to figure that out. We’re predicting the next nine national champions in college football. Using logic and some very creatively imagined scenarios, we’ve predicted who’s going to win it all until 2024. Surely, you won’t disagree with most of them (maybe any of them) but it’s a fun read. Here they are. Start With: 2016, Clemson >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10last_img read more

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Kashmir inching back towards normal life ahead of Eid fest

first_imgSrinagar/ Jammu/ New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry said on Saturday that there had been a few stray protests in the Kashmir Valley in the past few days against the scrapping of special status of Jammu and Kashmir. “There have been a few stray protests in Srinagar/ Baramulla and none of these involved a crowd of more than 20 people,” a ministry spokesperson said.The spokesperson also dismissed a media report about a protest by about 10,000 people in Kashmir as “fabricated and incorrect”. The government abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir and divided the state into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsPresident Ram Nath Kovind had on Saturday given assent to the legislation on J&K bifurcation and the new UTs will come into existence on October 31. Meanwhile, prohibitory orders under CrPC section 144 were lifted in five districts and curfew was relaxed in Doda and Kishtwar districts, paving the way for resumption of normal activities that were badly hit after special status of Jammu and Kashmir was abrogated, officials said on Saturday. All schools and colleges reopened in five districts of the Jammu region, besides increase in attendance in government offices, a senior official said. “All kind of restrictions in these five districts of Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Udhampur and Reasi have been withdrawn and all educational institutes have reopened.” He said that the situation is limping back to normalcy. All market places and shops reopened and traffic has resumed as normal in all these districts bringing much relief to the people. Friday prayers passed off peacefully.last_img read more

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