Pasadena Father Sentenced for Drowning Baby Daughter in Pasadena

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News A Pasadena father convicted of killing his 1-year-old daughter in 2011 was sentenced today to 25 years to life in state prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.Marquise Jackson, 26, of Lancaster was found guilty on July 20 of one count each of first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death in case GA084095.Deputy District Attorney Tamu Usher prosecuted the case.According to the evidence presented at trial, Jackson drowned baby Mo’Nayjah Jackson at the apartment of the child’s mother, in the 100 block of West Del Mar Boulevard in Pasadena, while the mother was at work on May 20, 2011.The case was investigated by the Pasadena Police Department. 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. HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Subscribe 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 latest #1 Pasadena Father Sentenced for Drowning Baby Daughter in Pasadena Published on Friday, August 12, 2016 | 2:54 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community Newslast_img read more

The bounty of EDEN

first_imgCassandra Extavour wants scientists to move beyond the fruit fly. An associate professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard, Extavour heads up the Evo-Devo-Eco Network (EDEN), a collaborative group of researchers devoted to encouraging the study of nontraditional “model” organisms, ranging from sea anemones to crickets to moss.“In experimental research, we usually have to reduce complex problems to simpler ones by making some assumptions,” Extavour said. “The model-organism concept is based on the principle that what works in one organism works in the same way or in similar ways in other organisms. If one is trained to work only with one organism or with one set of tools to solve problems, then we can forget the assumptions that we started off with. Moving between systems keeps you fresh, and keeps you guessing, so that you’ll always be asking yourself ‘How do I know that that is really mutant?’ Or ‘How do I know that that is really normal?’ ”Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), EDEN provides researchers with funding for resources to allow the use of off-the-beaten-path animals in their labs. The challenge for researchers, Extavour said, is that projects using nontraditional model organisms are often turned down by funding agencies because of a perceived risk contained in working with creatures that aren’t often seen in the lab, and because there are fewer well-established techniques connected to them.This concern stems in part from the lack of a large knowledge base and experimental protocols for nontraditional model organisms. For traditional organisms such as fruit flies or mice, the experimental tool kit is extensive, the result of more than 100 years of work. Techniques to study other organisms, however, may have been developed in just the past decade (or in some cases may not yet exist).This is where EDEN comes in, Extavour said. By providing funding and support to researchers working on techniques and tools using nontraditional model organisms, the resulting data will allow researchers to access information about different evolutionary pathways than those followed by the lineages of the traditional model organisms.A number of deep evolutionary questions cannot be answered by examining only one organism, Extavour said. Her own research provides a clear example of why a comparative approach is important in preventing researchers from reaching incorrect conclusions. In a recent paper published in Current Biology, Extavour’s research found that studying germ cells in many different animals provided valuable insight into the origins and ancestral functions of the oskar gene, a finding that might have been impossible had she not studied nontraditional organisms such as crickets, as well as traditional insects such as fruit flies.EDEN also sponsors undergraduate fellowships to encourage work in unusual organisms, as well as cross-university visits involving graduate students, postdoctoral students, and professors who can develop and share new techniques.By encouraging visits between researchers, the EDEN program promotes new research techniques that can be shared and improved over time. Although EDEN is only two years old, Extavour said, the program has been well-received by the research community. EDEN receives many more applications than it can support. Researchers are excited to share experiences, develop new tools, and build on each other’s strengths.last_img read more

Wellington city council continues crackdown of houses at Tuesday’s meeting

first_imgBy James Jordan, Sumner Newscow correspondent —  The City of Wellington continued its crackdown on houses it deems unsafe at its meeting Tuesday night.Wellington City Code enforcement officer Aaron Norton has been bringing one or two cases to recent city council meetings. He said he plans to keep doing that as long as there is money in the budget to do so.Norton also told the council Frank Johnson, owner of Chisholm Trail Motel, had dropped off required engineering plans and has been told he may proceed with repairs. The city had threatened to shut the hotel down over structural concerns, but recently gave him more time.A public hearing was set for a house at 1222 N. Jefferson on July 21. Norton said utilities had been shut off in November of 2014. At that time the owner agreed to demolish the structure, but since then it has been sold. However, the new owners name is not registered and he has not heard back from the owner of record.Norton said the house has holes in the walls and roof, and the entire back of the structure is open to the elements.After the hearing, if no one shows up to defend the house, the city may vote to demolish it. If the owner shows up and is working to solve the issue, more time may be granted.A house at 611 W. 13th was given a reprieve by the council when the owner, Jason Ray, spoke at a public hearing, and said he was making needed repairs.Council member Kip Etter said he had been working near that house, and has seen progress being made.He now has 60 days to begin construction work on the house. It could be brought back to the council if repairs are not made.An other house was not as fortunate. A house at 613 W. 12th was condemmed by the city after no one showed up to speak at a public hearing.Norton said he had been in touch with the listed owner in May but has not heard back. It has four years of overdue taxes owed, as well as special assessments. The council approved the condemnation, and the owner still has 30 days to either make progress or work out a solution with the city.Several of these houses have been torn down over the last year. In other business: The city council heard from a man who complained that two of his trees had been cut down at 1003 East Woodway by a crew that is often hired by the city. He said one of the trees was going to be cut down anyway, but he did not want the other one cut down.He questioned why the city would do that without permission.City officials did not have an answer and said they would look into it.The council voted to keep its membership in the Kansas Power Pool, which is a group of 23 cities that are art of the Kansas electric system. All of the cities have signed a 20-year contract for power, but this was to remain in the organization.The council has set a work session for 5:30 p.m., June 23 to work on the budget.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (7) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +14 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 269 weeks ago I know there were talks about a tire drop off program similar to the one Sedgwick County did a few months back for no charge. Has anyone else heard of this?? This would help combat the mosquitos and also help clean up the city. Report Reply 0 replies · active 269 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 269 weeks ago Why is the City only cracking down on houses they want to demolish? Why don’t they crack down on the numerous code violations on hundreds of houses all over town? There’s a lot of houses in this town, with people living in them, that are obviously unsafe, yet the City does nothing!! Let’s get this town cleaned up!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 269 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 269 weeks ago Live Well has it right! Wellington needs to be cleaned up and the residents need to abide by the codes. Why is it necessary that a neighbor has to call the Compliance Officer to complain about violations when the police and city personnel drive by the same residence and see violations? It is not right to have to pit neighbor against neighbor. In my own personal experience this leads to retaliation by the offender, and then nothing is done by the city personnel to correct that problem either. In my block there is a person who is running a car repair shop, and vehicles are often being brought in by Strickland Towing on large trailers. They have even blocked the street at times while unloading. There are numerous untagged vehicles on the lot, and this has been going on for several years. The Highway Patrol officers have been there in the past, as well as Police Officers, but the situation continues. Often the whine of a grinder or sander can be heard half a block away. Businesses with the ensuing vehicles, industrial trailers, bobcats, mowers, etc. should not be allowed in residential zoned areas. Yet if one calls to report the same and asks that the situation be corrected, you are branded as a “complainer”. What do these obstacles do to the value of the well maintained homes in the area if one decides to sell?? The first step in making “Live Well, Live Wellington” a fact is to enforce the regulations and clean up the area. Report Reply 2 replies · active 268 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 269 weeks ago Just take a drive out to the COOP and back into town, and look at the first three to four structures you see once inside the city limits. This is first impression that anyone from out of town gets of Wellington… Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Sammi Murdoch · 268 weeks ago I’m curious if you would be willing to email or call the shop with where we are taking these vehicles in residential areas. I work for Stricklands as a dispatcher and would be more then happy to bring this issue up to the bosses. You can email me personally at [email protected] or please call our shop at 620-326-2591. Report Reply -2 Vote up Vote down Visitor · 268 weeks ago Sounds like you need to change the name from Wellington to Snobville. No wonder no one wants to live there. Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down guest · 268 weeks ago How do you put a property on the list? Everyone in my neighborhood has complained about 703 e. Lincoln and to no progress on clean up. And no pride in this town or your property is the problem. Only a person who rents would call this place snobville. Property owners want to protect their investments and i didn’t sign up to live next to Fred Sanford ‘ s wet dream. Report Reply 0 replies · active 268 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

QPR fans want Holloway to axe his ‘star player’ for Brighton game

first_imgQPR fans on Twitter want Tjaronn Chery to be dropped for next week’s game at Brighton.The Dutch midfielder has four goals and three assists in the Championship this season, but has struggled in recent weeks, with boss Ian Holloway suggesting Chery is feeling the pressure of being Rangers’ “star player”.But after his indifferent display against Aston Villa, some supporters think Chery needs to be left out for the trip to the Amex on 27 January.Chery has to be dropped.— J. (@HoiIett) December 18, 2016Now leave Chery out and work out how to play not based around him. It might work, can’t be any worse.— Linda Fitzgerald (@Hoops9Linda) December 18, 2016Have to stop this over reliance on Chery too. He’s a very good player but he’s not the talisman in a way Taarabt or Austin was. #QPR— Ash Rose (@AshroseUK) December 18, 2016MISSING: Tjarron Chery. Not seen since last season. Any information welcome.— Steve Croudace (@57EV3) December 18, 2016The one #QPR player getting away with murder is Chery. Instrumental at the start of the season, but has gone missing over the past months…— Paul Nasr (@SkyPaulNasr) December 18, 2016Taarabt could only play under Warnock. It seems like Chery can only play under JFH #QPR #QPRFC— Ash (@_Ash_94_) December 19, 2016When will people realise that chery is so over rated— James ⚽️ (@qprjamesqpr) December 18, 2016But were the occasional tweets of support for Chery, such as this one…Don’t get the Chery abuse. The guy works his backside off, he tries things. Give the man a break. He’s having a stinker but not shying away.— Nick Friend (@NickFriend1) December 18, 2016   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

No treasure in this map: Five NFL teams said to be more popular in Vegas than Raiders are

first_imgNow the … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceOnce upon a time, the American League baseball franchise based in the nation’s capital was so bad, so hopeless, so unwaveringly incompetent that in 1904 sportswriter Charley Dryden was moved to compose a searing motto that was decades ahead of its time.“Washington: First in war, first in peace and last in the American League.”They say it was the first incidence of trolling in professional sports.last_img read more

SA women win series vs Bangladesh

first_img“If we knew that the result would be 3-0 at the start of the series, we would have taken it,” Momentum Proteas Women’s coach Hilton Moreeng said after his side had secured victory. 17 September 2013 Bangladesh were well set to reach the target at 79 without loss in the 14th over, but two run outs and a stumping in the space of three overs brought the home team back into contention. The teams move on to a three-match ODI series, which starts at Sahara Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Friday. SAinfo reporter Bangladesh put in their most consistent performance with the ball to date, and had South Africa under pressure in the opening overs. The Proteas posted 109 for four in their 20 overs, which owed much to a half- century by player of the match and captain, Mignon du Preez. Du Preez (52) and Kapp (24 not out) shared an important 55-run stand for the third wicket, after the loss of openers Trisha Chetty (0) and Lizelle Lee (11) early on. ProudMoreeng said he was proud of the way his players withstood the pressure, and said it had given him an understanding of the character and temperament at his disposal in his squad. South Africa’s national women’s cricket team held their nerve to edge out Bangladesh by three runs in the third and final T20 international at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Sunday to complete a 3-0 series victory. Bangladesh needed 12 runs off the final over, with seven wickets in hand, but fell short due to a composed and effective final over from the Proteas’ Marizanne Kapp. ‘They put us under pressure’“I must give credit to Bangladesh,” Moreeng said. “They put us under pressure very early. The first two overs were maidens and we were a wicket down. “The partnership between Kapp and the captain put us back where we wanted to be and we had to settle for 109, which required us to go out there and bowl well.” ‘Building a team’“We are building as a team and it was important for us to start this home series well, especially by playing good cricket and learning from every game that we play.”last_img read more

Ohio case law update

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Evin Bachelor, Law Fellow, Ohio State University Extension Agricultural & Resource Law ProgramHere’s our latest gathering of Ohio agricultural case law news that you may want to know.Plaintiff must prove that a defendant wedding barn operator’s breach of a duty caused her harmConrad Botzum Farmstead is a privately operated wedding and event barn located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area and on lease from the National Park Service. The plaintiff in the case was attending a wedding at the barn, where she broke her ankle while dancing on a wooden deck. The jury trial found that the barn operator was 51% at fault for her injuries, and awarded the plaintiff compensation. However, the barn operator appealed the decision and won. The Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals found that the plaintiff did not introduce sufficient evidence to prove that any act or breach of duty by the barn operator actually or proximately caused the plaintiff to fall and break her ankle. The case raises standard questions of negligence, but it is worth noting in the Ag Law Blog because the court did not base its decision on Ohio’s agritourism immunity statute. The case is cited as Tyrrell v. Conrad Botzum Farmstead, 2019-Ohio-1874 (9th Dist.).Ohio History Connection can use eminent domain to cancel Moundbuilders Country Club’s lease. A Licking County judge ruled in early May that the Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, can reclaim full ownership of land that it had leased to a country club. The Moundbuilders County Club has operated a golf course around prehistoric Native American earthworks for decades under a long-term lease with the state. The Ohio History Connection sought to have the lease terminated in order to give the public full access to the earthworks as part of a World Heritage List nomination. The judge viewed the request as sufficiently in the public interest to apply Ohio’s eminent domain laws.last_img read more

U.S. Wind Energy Prices Hit an All-Time Low

first_imgDeclining costs for utility-scale wind turbines are one factor that has helped drive the price of wind-generated electricity to its lowest point ever, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says in its annual Wind Technologies Report.The report said that utility purchasers were offered an average price of less than 2.5 cents per kilowatt-hour in contract negotiations in 2014, a year in which wind installations reached 4.9 gigawatts of new capacity. New projects were valued at a total of $8.3 billion.“Wind energy prices — particularly in the central United States — have hit new lows, with utilities selecting wind as the low-cost option,” Berkeley Lab Senior Scientist Ryan Wiser said in a written statement. “Moreover, enabled by technology advancements, wind projects are economically viable in a growing number of locations throughout the U.S.”Wind energy has equaled 33% of all new energy additions in the U.S. since 2007, and now meets almost 5% of the country’s total electricity demand, the report says. In nine states, wind accounts for more than 12% of total generation; in three states it’s more than 20% of demand. Better turbines, better pricingThe U.S. Department of Energy said there were several key findings:Wind turbines are getting bigger and more powerful. The average capacity of wind turbines has increased by 172% since 1998-1999, to 1.9 megawatts, and the average turbine hub height has gone to 83 meters (272 feet), an increase of 48%. The average rotor-tip diameter is now 99 meters (325 feet), more than double what it was just six years ago. These increases have allowed developers to build projects economically on sites with lower wind speeds.Wind turbines cost less than they used to. Prices for turbines have fallen by as much as 40% from their peak in 2008, and that means lower costs for wind farms. Projects constructed in 2014 had an average installed cost of $1,710/kW, a decline of nearly $600/kW from their peaks in 2009 and 2010.Wind energy is more competitive in cost. With prices falling for turbines and wind installations, the average levelized long-term costs of the power they generate has come down, too. Prices dropped to an average of 2.35 cents/kWh in power sales agreements signed in 2014. That’s the lowest it’s ever been, but the report notes that’s based on a sample of projects chiefly in the central part of the country where costs are less (see the chart below). Wind energy contracts signed in 2014 also “compare very favorably” to cost projections for gas-fired plants extending through 2040.Wind keeps a lot of people employed. Jobs in the wind sector increased sharply between 2013 and 2014, from 50,500 to 73,000, while the number of companies that supply turbines also has reversed years of declines and also is on the rise. U.S. manufacturers produced 90% of the nacelle assemblies (the box-like structure that sits on top of the tower), between 70% and 80% of the towers and as much as 65% of the blades and hubs. But only about 20% of the components inside the nacelle were manufactured in the U.S. Exports of wind-power components hit $488 million in 2014, up from just $16 million in 2007.Uncertainty lies ahead. “Far more” domestic manufacturing facilities closed their doors in 2014 than opened. An uncertain domestic market because of changes in U.S. tax law after 2016 has made some manufacturers uneasy and hesitant to commit long-term resources to the U.S. market.last_img read more

Suresh Kalmadi denied bail, man flings slipper at him outside court

first_imgA special court in Delhi on Tuesday rejected the bail application of former Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi and remanded him in the agency’s custody for eight days. The CBI had asked for Kalmadi’s custody for 14 days.  During the hearing, Kalmadi’s counsel made some startling disclosures in court. He blamed decisions relating to tenders on M.S. Gill, who was the Union sports minister during the Delhi Games.  Kalmadi has been charged with cheating, forgery and conspiracy in awarding contract for the Timing-Scoring-Result system to a Swiss company. The CBI maintains that OC officials conspired with the private firm to award wrongful contract at an inflated cost.  The Congress MP from Pune, who was arrested on Monday for his alleged role in irregularities involving the conduct of CWG last year, had been taken to a hospital for a routine check-up in the morning. The CBI had grilled him on three previous occasions before finally arresting him on Monday. Soon after his arrest, the Congress suspended Kalmadi from primary membership and the government indicated that he might also be stripped of the chairmanship of Indian Olympic Association (IOA).last_img read more

UP Police busts pan-India online, credit card fraud, 5 held

first_imgA pan-India online fraud racket has been busted by Special Task Force (STF) of UP Police, with cops informing that five techies were arrested for allegedly duping thousands of international account holders who used to by shop through leaked data of credit cards. The arrest came soon after Mail Today had reported about widespread networks of youth, who started selling gadgets, electronics and cosmetics, among other things, by using stolen data of international credit cards from the darknet.STF claims that there are several small groups, which are active across India and that they have developed a close network for communication and selling their product. Those involved in this gang were identified as Drupad Prajapati and Rahul Tripathi from Gujarat, Sani Nehra from Haryana, Uddeshya Agarwal and Abhinav Sahni from Uttar Pradesh.Cops are yet to estimate the magnitude of fraud done by these criminals as the gang misused international credit cards and there are no complainants yet as well.BIT-BY-BIT DETAILS OF THE RACKETThe lifestyle of the talked-about criminals reportedly has been lavish. They were used to grand holidays, five-star hotels, expensive sports bikes and advanced gadgets. Cops while investigating found that they had learnt all the skills required for the purpose of cheating or looting someone online as they used to do. With the data they stole, they bought latest gadgets, expensive electronics, cosmetics or air tickets to sell them at attractive prices to close friends or acquaintances.”The gang got details of international credit cards from darknet and open forums, where they were leaked by international hackers by having got details like cards number, CVV and expiry date compromised. The gang honed their skills also through online tutorials and misused the cards for shopping online,” said UP STF’s additional superintendent Triveni Singh, who spearheaded the investigation.advertisementThe culprits used the products for self consumption, besides selling a large chunk of gadgets to members of their closed network. “While investigating a credit card fraud case that involved a leading online shopping website, we intercepted bulk shopping orders, for which payment was done using a credit card belonging to an international bank.We suspect several young technichians and hackers involved in pan India spread fraud,” Singh said. Police have recovered card cloning machine, radio-frequency identification etc, from the gang.Also read: Steal and sell: UP Police finds trail of online fraud selling luxury items at cheap rateslast_img read more