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| THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published.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 www.usps.com 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 www.usps.com/locations 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

Organic poultry feed contained no salmonella

first_imgSalmonella appears on organic poultry farms less often than conventional poultry farms, according to a recent University of Georgia study.“There have been a lot of studies that compare salmonella percentages on the retail level. We wanted to look at salmonella at the farm level,” said Walid Alali, a food epidemiologist with UGA Center for Food Safety in Griffin, Ga.The study was published in the Nov. 2010 issue of Foodborne Pathogens and Disease.Seven North Carolina farms testedAlali tracked salmonella, a pathogen that causes foodborne illness, on three organic poultry farms and four conventional poultry farms in North Carolina. The study was conducted in North Carolina because there are no certified organic poultry farms in Georgia. All farms were operated by the same company.“There are natural- and pasture-fed farms (in Georgia), but that’s not certified organic,” he said. “In order to be certified organic, the birds must be raised without the use of antibiotics, be fed organic diets free of animal byproducts and have access to the outside environment.”At each of the seven farms, Alali collected chickens feces, feed and water samples over two production periods, or two consecutive flocks. He tested the samples for salmonella in his laboratory in Griffin. Organic feed was pathogen-free“We found that the percentage of salmonella on conventional farms was a lot higher than that found on the organic farms,” he said. “The main possible reason for this is that we found no salmonella in the organic birds’ incoming feed.”Salmonella percentages are higher on conventional farms also because there are more birds per house on conventional farms than on organic farms. “When there are more birds, it’s easier to transfer salmonella from bird to bird,” he said. He also tested the salmonella he found for resistance to a number of antibiotics. “Antibiotic-resistant salmonella was higher in conventionally raised birds than in organic birds,” he said.Cook poultry throughly, avoid cross contaminationThe UGA study is helpful for poultry growers, he said, but at home, consumers should still be careful not to transfer juices from raw meats, like chicken, to other foods or countertops, he said, regardless of organic or conventional.“More cases of foodborne illness are tracked back to cross contamination of foods than to undercooked chicken,” he said. “Most people know to cook chicken well because no one wants to eat chicken raw or undercooked. It’s not like cooking a steak.”Alali plans to compare salmonella levels on conventional and organic farms at all stages of the production cycle, from the farm to the table.last_img read more

Herald-Tribune issues printed for the last time

first_imgBatesville, IN—Starting Tuesday, The Herald-Tribune and the Greensburg Daily News will begin a new chapter.  The area prints will join as one, The Daily News.  The newspaper stated it will continue to provide coverage for both Batesville and Greensburg. Back on April 13,  the Daily News announced that they would cut the 5 days a week paper down to a three-day-a-week publishing schedule by discontinuing the Wednesday and Friday newspapers. The publication is said to circulate on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.last_img read more

Wisconsin wins despite slower night for Tucker

first_imgBy the time the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team had finished its 29-4 run by the second half of play to bury the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, it was abundantly clear that this team isn’t the “Alando Tucker and friends” show that many have made it out to be.Instead, it was yet another incarnation of the complete-team effort Wisconsin fans have become accustomed to.On a night where the much-ballyhooed Tucker scored just five points and took only one shot, the Badgers still rolled to a 38-point victory, with almost every player on the team contributing points.Though Tucker is undoubtedly Wisconsin’s biggest offensive threat, most dynamic player and the go-to guy on any given night, how well the team can perform when its star is having an off-game will be one of the key factors in how successful UW will be this season. If Saturday’s game is any indication, UW should be fine.Tucker, a pre-season all-conference selection and candidate on the Wooden Award watch-list, didn’t have a bad game by any stretch of the imagination, despite only putting up five points. The junior forward made the only shot he attempted and provided three assists, two rebounds and a steal in 24 minutes of play.”He was getting a lot of attention and some teams are going to do that to him — probably a lot of teams. But there were guys that were open,” Ryan said. “He didn’t have to shoot a lot, other guys were open. There are guys out there who think about awards and how to impress people and things like that. He’s just going to play and do what’s best for the team and I don’t even have to say anything.”One shot was all the star needed to take, as Wisconsin showed the kind of offensive team chemistry that has become the signature of the Bo Ryan era. The Badgers turned the ball over only 11 times, while dishing out 23 assists.As Coastal Carolina tried to keep Wisconsin out of rhythm, changing defenses seemingly every time down the floor, the Badgers were able to calmly swing the ball around the perimeter and into the post for open shots. Thus Tucker, his creativity, and his playmaking skills weren’t necessary, at least not on this night.”He didn’t force anything, but when you are getting the kind of shots we were getting … there was no reason to force anything,” Ryan said.An interesting side note that bodes well for Wisconsin should Tucker have more quiet games like Saturday’s: the Badgers are 15-1 all-time when Tucker scores fewer than 10 points. The only loss came against Illinois last year in the Big Ten tournament championship game, when Tucker was held to nine points.Williams gets quality minutesRedshirt freshman guard DeAaron Williams played a career-high 15 minutes Saturday and made his presence felt, scoring eight points on 4-of-8 shooting while chipping in six boards. Williams was very active and drew the crowd’s applause on several occasions, most notably when the former Illinois slam-dunk champion took to the sky to convert an alley-oop from Michael Flowers in the first-half.”Over the years I’ve been fortunate to have guys who just try to make the most of the minutes that they do get,” Ryan said. “DeAaron just wants to play. He is going to try and take advantage of the minutes he does get, to try and get more minutes.”last_img read more

WATCH: Pearl Washington hits game-winning halfcourt buzzer-beater as freshman

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments With Syracuse and then-No. 16 Boston College tied at 73 on Jan. 21, 1984, BC’s Martin Clark had a chance to put the Eagles ahead at the foul line with four seconds left. Clark missed his one shot, Syracuse’s Sean Kerins corralled the rebound and his outlet pass went to Dwayne “Pearl” Washington.Washington took three dribbles and heaved a prayer just past the mid-court line in his 11th game of his freshman season. It fell, the Carrier Dome erupted into a frenzy and Washington darted straight into the tunnel while on-court chaos ensued.It was the first standout moment in the career of one of the best players in Syracuse history. On Wednesday morning, Washington died at the age of 52 after a battle with brain cancer.Here’s the memorable shot that kicked off a memorable career.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Published on April 20, 2016 at 5:33 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more