Post Offices Close in Observance of President’s Day Holiday

first_imgGovernment Post Offices Close in Observance of President’s Day Holiday Published on Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 11:05 am 5 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business Newscenter_img Post Offices will be closed Monday, February 17 in observance of the Federal Holiday. There will be no residential or business delivery with the exception of Priority Mail Express, which is delivered 365 days a year.Post Offices will be open on a normal schedule on Tuesday, February 18. Normal delivery and collection schedules will resume Tuesday, February 18.Please note:* Stamps are available at many grocery, pharmacy and convenient stores.* For 24/7 access to most postal products and services, go to where you can look up a ZIP Code, track a package, buy stamps, hold mail, print postage online, submit a change of address, schedule a package pickup and find Post Office locations including self-service kiosks.Customers can visit for specific Post Office hours and to find locations of Self-Service Kiosks (SSK) available in Post Office lobbies, many which are open 24/7.The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. Top of the News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Belarus engulfed in ninth night of protests as Lukashenko heckled

first_img‘Fighting their own people’ A police crackdown that has seen thousands arrested and widespread allegations of brutality appears to have turned even Lukashenko’s support base at state-owned industries against him. In footage widely shared on social media, workers at the Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant (MZKT) interrupted Lukashenko with shouts of “Leave!” as he tried to give a speech on Monday. An angry Lukashenko, who had earlier told the workers he would not give in to calls for new elections, walked off the stage, saying: “Thank you, I have said everything. You can shout ‘Leave’.” In a video recording of the speech, Lukashenko can be heard saying: “Until you kill me, there will be no elections.” Yet later he suggested that he may be willing to hand over power following a referendum on the constitution. “You should get it approved in a referendum and then, using that new constitution, if you want, hold both parliamentary or presidential elections,” he said. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) on Monday voiced its “concerns about the conduct” of the Belarus election… and the disproportionate use of force against peaceful protesters, widespread detentions and alleged torture and mistreatment by the security forces”. The OSCE said in a statement it made “a formal offer” to the Belarus government to facilitate dialogue between both sides.”An open and constructive dialogue is needed to find a way forward in Belarus,” the statement said.”A formal offer has therefore been submitted to the government of Belarus for a visit by the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office” Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama “to meet with the government and representatives of the opposition,” the group added.Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Ottawa joined the chorus of countries condemning the “crackdown on peaceful protestors” and rejecting the “fraudulent” vote while demanding “free and fair elections.”In his statement, he also called “for a thorough investigation to be conducted through” the OSCE.Meanwhile demonstrators also gathered outside the Minsk headquarters of state television, where local media reported that 600 people joined the strike. Maria Kolesnikova, a senior opposition leader, joined the protesters, saying: “I know how scared you are, because we are all scared. Thank you for overcoming your fear and joining the majority.”  Production at the Belaruskali potash producer was partially suspended after workers joined the walkout, Russian news agencies reported. Potash, used to make fertilizer, is a major source of income for Belarus, which is one of the largest producers in the world.  Demonstrators descended on the Belarusian capital on Monday for a ninth night of protests against strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko, who was heckled by factory workers as pressure grows on him to step down. Several thousand protesters gathered at Independence Square in central Minsk, waving the red-and-white flag of the opposition, chanting “Leave” and calling on the ex-Soviet country’s authoritarian leader to resign. Demonstrators also marched to detention centers demanding the release of opposition leaders and protesters arrested during rallies against the results of a presidential election on August 9 that Lukashenko claims to have won with 80 percent of the vote.  Challenger ‘ready’ to lead Lukashenko has defied calls to stand down after the election that saw him imprison his closest rivals, shun independent observers and unleash a brutal crackdown on peaceful protesters. The opposition called for a general strike after hundreds of workers at state-run factories first downed tools last week. In a video posted online on Monday, Tikhanovskaya — now in exile in Lithuania — said that although she never planned to enter politics she was prepared to temporarily take over the leadership. “Fate decreed that I’d find myself on the frontline of a confrontation against arbitrary rule and injustice,” said Tikhanovskaya, a 37-year-old political novice who ran for president only after other potential candidates including her husband were jailed. “I am ready to take responsibility and act as a national leader during this period.” Tikhanovskaya, who says she will organize new elections if Lukashenko steps down, has demanded the release of all detainees and criminal cases be opened against those who ordered the crackdown. More than 6,700 people arrested, hundreds wounded and two people have died in the crackdown.Detainees have gradually been released, many emerging with horrific accounts of beatings and torture.   Employees at several factories and state television earlier walked off the job after the biggest opposition rallies in Lukashenko’s 26 years in power on Sunday. More than 100,000 people took part in a “March for Freedom” following calls for continued demonstrations from Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, a political novice who stood against Lukashenko on August 9 and claims she won the election. While European Union leaders are to hold an emergency video summit on Belarus on Wednesday, President Donald Trump said the United States was following events “very closely”, describing it as a “terrible situation”. However, Russia, the most powerful ally of Lukashenko, has said it is ready to step in if necessary.  Topics :last_img read more

F-M girls soccer run ends in first-ever state Class AA final

first_imgTears mixed with smiles, sadness blended in with gladness – those were the mixed emotions everyone associated with the Fayetteville-Manlius girls soccer program felt on Sunday afternoon at the end of an historic season.True, the Hornets had lost, 1-0, to Monroe-Woodbury in the state Class AA championship game at SUNY-Cortland, and there was plenty of disappointment in not capturing the last and most important prize.But there was also plenty of good feelings, too. Never before had an F-M girls soccer team made it this far, and the mere fact that it did was something to celebrate, now and in the future. Once in Cortland, F-M’s character revealed itself again in a tense, competitive state semifinal Saturday against Long Island powerhouse Massapequa, where it took the best shot of the Chiefs and answered well, claiming a 2-1 victory.Having won six previous state championships, Massapequa had far more good history at this level, but F-M didn’t blink, getting on the board less than six minutes into the game thanks to an impressive goal by eighth-grader Morgan Goodman, who took a pass from Lauren Clark and drilled a left-footed shot into the net.The Chiefs tied it 1-1 in the 16th minute on Gianna Savella’s goal, and would possess the ball for long stretches, testing F-M’s defense. Laura Bonomo, Haley Ingram, Alora MIller, Ryann Dauksza and the rest of the back line held up well, and Ingram even made a save in goal early in the second half when Sydney Mahr briefly let the game.With the issue still in doubt in the 59th minute, F-M pulled off a decisive play with some great footwork from Hannah Knych, who took the ball off the end line and crossed to the middle, where Clark, whose four goals had carried the Hornets past Bethlehem, put home the go-ahead goal.To hang on from there, F-M needed a big save from Mahr with 10:20 left and more strong defense, and now found itself in new territory for the championship game, a place that Monroe-Woodbury knew well, having won it all in 2018.The Crusaders, off its own 2-1 state semifinal win over Clarence, were technically sound and, throughout the first half of the state final, had the majority of the possession. M-W nearly scored late in the first half, but had a chance off a corner kick careen off the crossbar.Despite a counterattacking approach, F-M still earned a fair share of corner kicks and free kicks, yet could not do much with them against the Crusaders, Anna Hartzheim having a free kick in the waning seconds of the first half go right to goalie Angela Fini.Ultimately, the game turned on a sequence of events that began in the 51st minute when Goodman found herself wide-open with a point-blank chance to put F-M in front, only to have Fini save it.Seconds later, Goodman left the game with an injury on a play F-M thought was a foul that merited a penalty kick. Nothing was called, and on the other end a turnover gave M-W the ball, Katherine Mullins passing it to the middle, where Josephine Sorce pushed a shot past Mahr.In the remaining 25-plus minutes, F-M had plenty of runs, yet kept getting turned back, and as time wound down it played the same possession game it had earlier, locking up back-to-back state titles.Having finished its best season in program history 19-2, F-M will perhaps rue the missed chances in the final game, but not forget just how much was accomplished.“Looking at the whole picture, it was a phenomenal season,” said Ostrander. “These girls made history.”Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story “I couldn’t ask for a better group of young women,” said head coach Brent Ostrander. “They’re so competitive and so dedicated to this program, and right to the end we gave it our all.”Indeed, without that heart and spirit, there was no way the Hornets could have made it anywhere near this point. It had shown itself through a tough regular-season slate where F-M went 15-1, and continued to grow through a run to a second consecutive Section III title.And that resolve had allowed the Hornets to rally from an overtime deficit to edge Bethlehem in the AA regional final, avenging a 2018 defeat to the Eagles in this same round and bringing F-M to the state final four.center_img Tags: F-Mgirls soccerlast_img read more

ARM Chips Are Heading To Servers — But Intel Is Already There, Waiting

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Tags:#ARM#Intel#microserver#servers brian proffitt ARM systems-on-chips are breaking out of their beachhead in mobile and heading to server platforms, which will introduce more low-power processors into data center configurations. But Intel may have a surprise or two for its rival chip architecture.That’s because a lot of the planned milestones for ARM-based processors we’re expecting in 2014 are already in Intel’s rear-view mirror. In December 2012, for instance, Intel released its own 64-bit system-on-a-chip (SoC) for servers, the Intel Atom S1200 (codenamed Centerton). The Centerton’s power levels have been measured as low as 6W.And that’s just a start. Intel has already announced plans to introduce a second generation of Atom SoCs for microserver in the second half of 2013 – way ahead of any other 64-bit SoC based on ARM architecture from Applied Micro and AMD.The new Intel Atom SoC, codenamed Avoton, will be based on 22-nm manufacturing technology and new Silvermont micro-architecture, which are expected to make it competitive against current and future SoCs based on ARM. Applied Micro’s X-Gene SoC will be based on 40-nm technology, which in general offer less performance, higher power consumption, or both.But Wait, There’s MoreARM-based SoCs have other hurdles in front of them. For years, enterprise customers have coded their applications to run on Intel-based architectures. The introduction of ARM-based micro-servers will afford those customers a lot more options — but they’ll have to weigh those options against the costs of hardware replacement and software migration to a whole new architecture.In a way, ARM’s software compatibility problem is a lot like the situation faced by early-to-market hybrids in the automobile market. Sure, the early Toyota Prius and Honda Insight models saved their owners money on gas. Initially, though, those cumulative savings still didn’t justify the higher cost of the hybrid engine system.That’s changing now for hybrids as gas prices rise and hybrid technology gets cheaper. But that early dilemma is very similar to what new ARM chips will face: a market dominated by a single architecture and some very real overhead costs for customers who chose to migrate their software to the upstart technology.Only when the savings from using ARM exceed those software porting costs will ARM SoCs will become more attractive to enterprise customers. And you can bet Intel has set its sights on staying ahead of that intersection in order to maintain its leadership position in the server market.Image courtesy of Intelcenter_img How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Related Posts last_img read more

Play time with yoga

first_imgI remember my school days-we used to wait eagerly for our games period. Gone are the days when kids would wait impatiently for playtime in the evening. The reality for today’s children seem to be different. They hardly play which is essential in the growing up years! Fun yoga can be a good way to get them started. Parents are always confused as to what the right age is to start their children off with yoga. Children in the age group of 6-11 years can start doing yoga but only fun yoga. When I talk about fun yoga I mean a yoga class that is happy and musical, where yoga is taught in the form of little games, stories and animal postures. These improve their flexibility, concentration power, mental strength and stamina.How yoga helpsYoga will help kids keep their muscles supple and flexible, aiding their physical performance in sports. The balancing poses can increase their mental focus and concentration and awaken their creativity. Regular yoga can also control and soothe their emotions, letting them rest and sleep soundly.Get her startedHere are a few fun poses that your child will love to strike. Instruct her with these steps. Make sure they start with 5-10 minutes of warm-up.Jiggle up (warm-up) Stand on your mat and move your wrists to loosen them, walk in place lifting your knees high in place, try to touch your knees to your chest. Stretch one foot out and rotate the foot, then repeat with the other foot. Keep moving until you feel warm.advertisementCamel pose Start from a kneeling position on your mat. Lift your body up so that you are balancing on your knees. Place your knees hip-width apart and touch your toes. Lift up your chest into the shape of a camel’s hump and look back. Reach right back and take hold of each ankle with your hand. Keep arching your back, lifting your chest and gently pushing your hips forward. Hold this stretch for a few seconds and then support your lower back into your normal position. The camel pose massages all the abdominal muscles and makes the back flexible.Boat Pose (with a partner) Sit on a mat placed on the floor facing your partner, with your knees bent, your toes touching and your hands holding. Lean back slightly, until your feet lift off the floor and you’re balancing on your buttocks. Then touch the soles of your feet together and straighten your legs. Hold there for some time and then release. When in pose, you and your partner could sing the nursery rhyme Row your boat.Happy child Pose Lie flat on your back on a mat with your feet together. Inhale and raise both legs. Bend your knees, holding the soles of your feet towards you and extend your knees towards the floor beside each armpit.Gently roll from side to side touching the soles of your feet together. Pull your feet towards your head. Lift your head and gently try touching your feet.Frog pose Stand with your feet hip-width apart, balancing on your mat. Squat and reach towards the floor. Bring your hands into a namaste position (see picture) in front of your chest. You can press your knees out to the sides with your elbows to increase the stretch in your hips. Hold there for a short time. Jump as high in the air as you can, like a frog. This pose tones the abdominal organs and relieves backaches.last_img read more

a month agoReal Sociedad striker Isak: I turned down Real Madrid

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Sociedad striker Isak: I turned down Real Madridby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Sociedad striker Alexander Isak has revealed he could’ve joined Real Madrid earlier in his career.The Swede moved to La Real this summer from Borussia Dortmund.He recalled to Marca: “When I played in Stockholm, I had several options and Real Madrid was one of them.”I spoke to several clubs to understand what they proposed and I chose Dortmund and this is the most important thing. “But it is true that since I was a child, I considered the LaLiga the best in the world and I dreamed of playing here one day. I am therefore happy to participate.” last_img read more

a day agoBarcelona star Lionel Messi breaks another record in Slavia Prague win

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona star Lionel Messi breaks another record in Slavia Prague winby Carlos Volcanoa day agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona star Lionel Messi has become the first player to score in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons in a narrow win at Slavia Prague.Captain Messi gave Barca an early lead with a first-time finish after an exchange of passes with Arthur.The Czech champions were deservedly level when Jan Boril poked home Lukas Masopust’s pass from 16 yards.But Messi’s free-kick found Luis Suarez at the back post – and his cross-shot hit went in off Peter Olayinka.Barcelona, who are top of La Liga, have now won six consecutive games in all competitions.The result keeps Ernesto Valverde’s side top of Group F on seven points from three games, three points above Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund. last_img read more

Spotted HPT Adds Giant Cranes with Remote Control System

first_imgContainer terminal operator Hutchison Ports Thailand (HPT) has received three super post-panamax quay cranes and eight electric rubber tyred gantry cranes from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry (ZPMC). The arrival of the new cranes comes as the terminal operator is expanding its handling capacity with the development of Terminal D in Laem Chabang Port.Both types of cranes are equipped with remote control technology.“All Terminal D quay and yard cranes will be operated by remote control technology, making it the first terminal of its type in the world to fully install this technology,” according to HPT.The three super post-panamax quay cranes have an outreach of 24 rows and are capable of handling some of the largest mega-vessels currently in operation, the terminal operator said.As informed, the cranes are an integral part of the Terminal D development as well as the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project under Thailand 4.0 scheme.Following the completion of Terminal D’s construction, Hutchison Ports Thailand will be able to increase its handling capacity by 3.5 million TEUs to more than 6 million TEUs.Image Courtesy: Hutchison Ports Thailandlast_img read more

ACTRA Toronto hires Victoria Shen Special Advisor

first_imgAdvertisement Toronto – Following ACTRA Toronto’s call for an industry wide conversation on preventing and dealing with sexual harassment, ACTRA Toronto has hired Victoria Shen as a Special Advisor to review our policies, practices, education and training materials on harassment and human rights issues.Victoria is a lawyer with extensive experience in human rights, including sexual harassment and disability related issues.  She was formerly at the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), and co-chair of the Section 21 Film and Television Health and Safety Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the CMPA, she was counsel and manager at the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, where she represented applicants before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO). She has worked at the Ministry of the Attorney General – Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, and UFCW Local175 and 633. Her litigation experience includes labour arbitrations, applications before the HRTO, and appeals on WSIB, EI, and CPPD. She is a former board member of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Asian Canadian Labour Alliance, and President of the Chinese Canadian National Council, Toronto Chapter.“ACTRA Toronto is thrilled to have Victoria’s experience and advice as we look internally at our own policies and practices, listen to stories of performers who have been harassed, and work with our industry partners to ensure our workplaces in the screen-based industry here in Ontario can be safe from harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence,“ said Theresa Tova, President of ACTRA Toronto. Login/Register With: Facebook About ACTRA TorontoACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing more than 15,000 of Canada’s 22,000 professional performers working in the English-language recorded media in Canada. As an advocate for Canadian culture since 1943, ACTRA is a member-driven union that continues to secure rights and respect for the work of professional performers.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more