2013 Green City Award Winners Announced

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Top of the News Community News Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The City Green 2013 Green City Award Winners Announced From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, April 19, 2013 | 12:47 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Business Newscenter_img 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week The City has announced the 2013 Pasadena Green City Award winners. Through the Green City Awards the city looks to recognize and show appreciation for outstanding contributions toward preserving and improving Pasadena’s unique environment. The awards will be presented by Vice Mayor Margaret McAustin at the Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival on Saturday, April 20, at 1:00 P.M. This year, 11 Green City Awards will be presented.The 2013 Green City Award winners are:• Repair Café Pasadena for advancing the transition from a consuming to a conserving society by hosting eight community events resulting in the repair of 240 items. (Waste Reduction—community group category)• ANEW for extending the lifecycle of corporate surplus items through repurposing, resale and reuse resulting in the diversion of over 10 million pounds of waste from domestic landfills and serving over 600 organizations in 13 countries. (Waste Reduction—non-profit category)• La Loma Development Company for creating beautiful and sustainable environments featuring recycled concrete, cement-free retaining walls, natural pools, native ecosystems and edible gardens. (Urban Design—business category)• California Institute of Technology for an integrated approach to design and construction throughout the campus that has resulted in 6 LEED certified buildings, including 2 platinum LEED-NC certified laboratories, 3 gold LEED-NC certified laboratories and 1 gold LEED-EBOM certified laboratory. (Urban Design—educational institution category)• Union Station Homeless Services for the Euclid Villa rehabilitation project that featured energy efficiency upgrades, the installation of water saving fixtures throughout apartments, xeriscaping with drought tolerant native plants and installing a high efficiency smart irrigation system. (Urban Design—non-profit category)• Felicia Williams for a backyard transformation project that utilized 100 pieces of broken concrete, four tons of diverted tree trimmings,1,500 square feet of recycled cardboard, the introduction of drought tolerant native plants and the installation of a drip irrigation system to save 44,880 gallons of water annually. (Urban Nature—individual category)• Throop Unitarian Universalist Church and NELA Transition for working collaboratively with the community to transform 8,000 square feet of water loving Bermuda grass into the Throop Learning Garden. (Urban Nature—collaborative project category)• The Hotchkin Community Garden for collaborative work with the community on the Union-Catalina Rain Garden project to transform 5,400 square feet of vacant City property into a community garden. (Urban Nature—public/private collaborative project)• C.I.C.L.E. (Cyclists Inciting Change thru LIVE Exchange) for improving bike commuting throughout Los Angeles County by hosting over 100 Learn to Ride and Safety workshops reaching over 1,000 participants and partnering with the City of Pasadena to offer annual Bike Week Pasadena events. (Transportation—non-profit category)• Kidspace Children’s Museum for creating the Galvin Physics Forest, a new outdoor exhibit area that honors the local environment while introducing science concepts through fun, interactive exhibits. (Innovation—non-profit category)• CALSTART for powering the organization’s headquarters in Pasadena with an 84.5kW made-in-the USA rooftop solar array and supplying five electric vehicle charging stations with green electricity. (Energy Conservation—non-profit category)For more information on recycling call (626) 744-4721. Make a comment 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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 Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Premier’s path to top

first_imgPremier’s £1.2bn takeover of RHM came as a surprise to many investors, but the company has demonstrated an appetite for iconic British brands in the past.Since its stock market flotation two years ago, Premier has acquired Bird’s custard and Angel Delight brands, and the company behind the meat substitute brand Quorn for £172m. In July it also acquired Campbell’s Soup, which includes Oxo, Batchelor soups and Homepride sauces, in a £460m deal.After the RHM deal, Premier’s finance director Paul Thomas said the company was still looking for more UK brands to add to its portfolio and had the financial capacity to pursue further acquisitions.The RHM deal is predicted by industry commentators to put pressure on rivals such as Associated British Foods and Northern Foods.For the year ending 31 December 2005, Premier Foods reported sales of £790m and operating profits of £102m. The company wants to get a larger part of sales from branded products, which offer a higher rate of return, than making goods under supermarkets own-brands.The deal with RHM will leave Premier as the UK’s biggest food producer with combined sales of around £2.6bn per year.RHM has annual sales of over £1.5bn and over 15,000 employees at approximately 50 locations.For the year ended 29 April 2006, RHM reported sales of £1.56bn and profit of £174m. RHM reported gross assets of £1.35bn and net debt of £676m.Investment group Doughty Hanson floated RHM in July 2005 and retained a 33% shareholding in the company. It first sold stock to investors in July 2005 at 275p. RHM was valued at 352.45p per share by Premier in the deal. Despite high wheat and energy costs, RHM announced. In October that its first-half sales rose 2%.Premier has predicted annual synergies of £85m over the next three years. According to press reports, these will come from £50m worth of cost reductions at manufacturing facilities, a further £25m will come from lower purchasing costs and £10m from closing RHM’s head office in Buckinghamshire, which employs 100 people.Premier Foods was represented by Rothschild and Merrill Lynch in the deal. RHM was represented by Credit Suisse and Citigroup.last_img read more

Zidane tells Real Madrid to adopt World Cup mentality for La Liga finish

first_imgReal are playing at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium to allow renovation work to continue at the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.The capacity is only 6,000 which would mean far fewer fans could attend if the ban is relaxed.“My players want to play in front of an audience and right now, there isn’t one,” Zidane said. “But if those in charge say we can, well then we’ll see. I have been a player and I prefer to play with fans. But it is not an excuse, we are going to play well.”Eden Hazard has been included in the squad to face Eibar after he was able to use the break to recover from a foot injury and Marco Asensio is also available again after rupturing his cruciate ligaments last year.But Zidane said striker Luka Jovic could miss the run-in after injuring his foot at home and Lucas Vazquez is also out. Share on: WhatsApp Madrid, Spain | AFP | Zinedine Zidane wants Real Madrid to treat their remaining 11 games in La Liga like a World Cup as they aim to overhaul Barcelona to win their second league title in eight years.Real sit two points behind Barca and return after three months away against Eibar on Sunday, when they will play in their new training ground home at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium.La Liga is due to finish on July 19, meaning there will be fixtures every day while clubs will be in action almost every three days for five and a half weeks.Asked if felt like the start of a World Cup, Zidane said on Saturday: “I like the comparison, I buy into it. My players know what it’s like to play in the final stages of a World Cup or European Championship.“The important thing is the preparation and I think we have prepared very, very well. Our first match starts tomorrow and we will give everything. I have faith what we have done with the players and now we have to show it on the field.”La Liga matches are being played behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic, although league president Javier Tebas has said stadiums could be allowed to be 10 to 15 per cent full before the end of the season.“I don’t like playing without fans, that’s my opinion,” Zidane said. “But as always, we have to adapt. This is the situation. There is a government with people who do their work and we have to do ours.”center_img Real Madrid play Eibar on Sunday as they return to the La Liga title race after three months awaylast_img read more

City League Roundup…Tie for league lead cut to two

first_imgPeabody got its lone score on a one-yard run in the third quarter by Daniel Burrell. The two-point conversion was good when DeVaughn Jemison found Earnest Jones on a pass for the “deuce.”Schenley set up a scoreless fourth quarter when Mathews scored on a 39-yard run as the quarter ended.“We are very happy with the way things stand right now,” said Bell. “We are growing together, as a team, the kids are beginning to (grasp) team concept. I feel like we are getting better and better every week.”OTHER GAMESBrashear 35, Carrick 6Brashear proved in this game why they have some of the best offensive weapons in the City League. Manasseh Garner put on a show. He finished the game with seven receptions for 264 yards and three scores. These scores came on scores of 20, 79, and 30 yards.Bulls’ quarterback Henri Chatman was no slouch himself. He blazed Carrick’s defense as he completed 17 of 20 passes for 398 yards; five touchdowns and no interceptions. His other touchdown passes were to Eric Lynch (49 yards) and Dillon Semien (6 yards).Carrick’s Jajuan Thomas scored on a 52-yard pass from Ryan Roeper in the third quarter.Westinghouse 43, Langley 0Westinghouse officially left the ‘winless club’ as they put up a blow-out performance against the Langley Mustangs.David Pryor was the offensive leader in this game as he carried the ball 17 times for 135 yards and three touchdowns. He scored on runs of 1, 2, and 36 yards. ‘The House’ also scored on a 8 yards run by William Brown, a safety, a one-yard run by Darrell Cosby, and a 15-yard run by Kaleeq Anderson.Their kicker Bayshaun Lei was 3 for 4 on extra point attempts—a rarity in the City League.Next week’s schedule is as follows:Westinghouse at Perry Thursday, 6 p.m. Oct. 15.Carrick at Oliver Friday, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 16.Brashear at Peabody Friday, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16.Allderdice at Langley Saturday, 12 p.m. Oct. 17.Schenley–Bye (no game scheduled)(Follow our continuing coverage and add your comments of City League football to our website at newpittsburghcourieronline.com.) (D.W. Howze can be reached at [email protected]) “We are gaining a better understanding of what it takes to be a winner,” said Schenley’s head coach Jason Bell. “Each and every week presents a different challenge and this team is always doing what they need to do to win games.” BIG GAME —Schenley’s Jerome Mathews scored on a punt return, kickoff return and 39 yard run to lead the Spartans over Peabody. For the time being Schenley and Brashear are tied for first place in the City League with 5-1 records—No disrespect to Oliver who has only played five games (4-1 record). In the process, Schenley had to get past Peabody (3-3), 28-6, who is showing why they’re the League’s “other team to watch.”center_img One game to pay attention to next week is, Langley and Allderdice—who are both winless this season and looking to stay out of the basement for the remainder of this 2009 season. Allderdice is looking to register their first victory since the 2007-08 season.Schenley notched two special teams scores, despite only accumulating 127 yards of total offense. Both of them were recorded by Jerome Mathews. The first was on a punt return of 30 yards in the first quarter. The other was on a free kick that followed a safety in which Peabody’s Jalen Coleman was tackled in the end zone by Schenley’s Aaron Manker in the second quarter. Mathews took it in from 68 yards out. SPRINTING FOR YARDAGE—Schenley’s Darren Jackson sprints for yards against Peabody Oct. 10 at Cupples Stadium. last_img read more