Richard Johnson Chosen as 2014 Sierra Madre Older American of the Year

first_img Community News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena People Richard Johnson Chosen as 2014 Sierra Madre Older American of the Year From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 11:40 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week The City of Sierra Madre Community Services Department and the Senior Community Commission are happy to announce that Richard ‘Dick’ Johnson has been selected as the 2014 Sierra Madre Older American of the Year.Mr. Johnson’s contributions to the community have been numerous over the years including his service as Chairman for the Annual Art Fair, President of the Historical Preservation Society, and a Library Board Trustee. In addition, he has volunteered for the local AYSO, coached Sierra Madre Little League and Pony League teams, and presently serves as a Board of Trustee for the Sierra Madre United Methodist Church.Each year the President of the United States, the Governor of California and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors designate the month of May as Older American Month. In recognition of Dick Johnson’s dedicated volunteer service to the community, Sierra Madre will be honoring him at a local reception held at the Hart Park House Senior Center on Friday, May 2, 2014 from 4:30-6:00 p.m.For more information on the Older American Reception or on how anyone can assist with honoring Dick Johnson, please contact the Senior Services Desk at (626) 355-7394. 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all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Community News Make a comment Subscribelast_img read more

Student senate selects chairpersons, votes on new amendment

first_imgNotre Dame’s student senate convened for their weekly meeting Monday evening in Duncan Student Center, a change from last week’s meeting location in the Lafortune Student Center Ballroom. The meeting began with a presentation on parliamentary procedure from sophomore Halena Hadi, a Student Union parliamentarian.Hadi said parliamentary procedure was important for the senate to function properly.“We use this to preserve your [senate participants] rights as members so that you can represent your constituents effectively, and so that you have the majority rule but to also protect the minority and their ability to be heard,” Hadi said. In her presentation, Hadi addressed the different aspects and parts of the parliamentary process and how they relate to senate proceedings specifically. Some of the items reviewed were the meeting agenda and process, types of motions, importance of attendance and the right of senators and senate members to add items to the meeting agenda. Hadi also said voting was key in the senate.“Voting is very important and we ask that you all do it, because that’s why you’re here is to vote, to represent your dorms and the other organizations you belong to,” Hadi said. “Always remember to second, always remember to communicate with your constituency, let them know what’s happening and get their feedback and bring that forth when you’re voting.”The senate also elected committee chairpersons during Monday’s meeting. After the committees conferred amongst themselves, the nominations were brought to the senate floor. Senator Zachary Spitzer, a junior representing Dunne Hall, was elected the chair of the Residence Life committee; senator Daniel Rottenborn, a sophomore representing Alumni Hall, was elected as the chair of the Sustainability committee; senator Andrew Seketa, a sophomore representing Zahm House was elected the chair of the Student Finances committee; and senator Bailey Baumbick, a sophomore representing Cavanaugh Hall, was elected the chair of the Student Wellness and Safety Committee. All of the nominations were unanimous. In addition to these elections, the senate also elected senators Mark Spretnjak, a junior from Sorin College; Erin Hiestand, a sophomore from Ryan Hall; and Lindsay McCray a junior from Welsh Family Hall, to be the senate representatives at Campus Life Council, an assembly of faculty and staff that discusses important issues such as student and residence life, for the following school year. The senate also voted on a constitutional amendment regarding the ability to have a permanent proxy for senior Samantha Scaglione, the president of Club Coordination Council (CCC). Student body vice president Corey Gayheart said the CCC had to hold their meetings at the same time as senate meetings because of CCC members’ academic commitments. Therefore, the conflict will prevent Scaglione from attending senate meetings. Therefore, Gayheart and Scaglione proposed the solution of a permanent proxy for the CCC president, which was brought to the senate floor in the form of an amendment. This amendment will apply only to the CCC and most likely be removed from the constitution once a more permanent solution is reached. The proxy for the CCC president, senior Margaret Meserve, was appointed by Scaglione and will vote using a form that Scaglione will fill out instructing her how to vote prior to each senate meeting. Though some senate members had clarifying questions during the debate, most were in favor of the change. “If CCC is okay with it and they have thought about it and they have talked about it, then I don’t see a problem with it,” McCray said. The senate approved the proposed amendment. The amendment will change the text of the constitution to read, “The CCC president or a designated representative,” so that Meserve can attend the meetings without penalty of absence for president Scaglione. With the amendment, Meserve will be a proxy voting member of the senate each week. Tags: ND student senate, Senate, Student governmentlast_img read more

Chuba Akpom: Hammers Ready to Ward off Reims’ Competition

first_imgChuba Akpom In spite of West Ham having assembled a decent team at the beginning of the season, putting the ball behind the goalkeepers have been the bane of the club so far. To resolve the challenge, Coach Manuel Pellegrini is turning his attention to PAOK Athens’ Nigerian striker Chuba Akpom to bolster his striking force, but faces competition from German and French top-flight teams With a paltry 17 goals in 15 matches, English Premier League club West Ham are battling relegation in spite of having assembled a decent team at the beginning of the season and as a way out the East London Club  are looking to sign PAOK’s Nigerian striker Chuba Akpom but face competition from German and French top-flight teams.The Hammers are said to have enquired about the availability of the former Arsenal starlet who has made just three starts in the Greek Super League this season from a possible 12. West Ham signing Akpom would ease the goalscoring burden on Sebastien Haller who has failed to find the net in his last six appearances in the Premier League, while another summer signing, Albian Ajeti, has yet to open his account after six games.However, French Ligue 1 club Reims and Bundesliga outfit Cologne are also interested in a move for the Hale End Academy product.Akpom was on the books of West Ham’s London rivals Arsenal for 16 years before sealing a switch to PAOK in the summer of 2018.With his contract expiring at the end of next season, it has been claimed that the 24-year-old is not interested in extending his stay in Thessaloniki because he’s frustrated by his limited playing opportunities this term.A lot of Hammers fans will want to see Haller, who was dropped to the bench in the recent win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, starting upfront with a partner in a new system. In that aforementioned win over Chelsea, Michail Antonio started as a striker and he had Felipe Anderson behind him in the 10 role in a lesser-seen 4-4-1-1 shape.So far this season, the common set-ups that Manuel Pellegrini has opted to use are the 4-2-3-1 and the 4-1-4-1. At no point has he gone for a two upfront, and that could well be because aside from Haller the only other natural striker is Albian Ajeti, the raw Swiss forward signed this summer.With that in mind, bringing in a new striker looks to be something Pellegrini wants, and reports claim that the Hammers are looking into bringing an ex-Arsenal striker to the club, and he’s a man who recently went invincible.That man is Chuba Akpom. The 24-year-old is currently plying his trade in Greece with PAOK Salonika but has recently been left out of the side, starting just three league games this season so far, and is reportedly uninterested in signing a new contract.The Irons wanted Akpom over the summer, and after missing out on the rapid front-man back then, Pellegrini is keen to go back in for his man in the mid-season window, although he could face competition for Akpom from Ligue 1 Reims and German side Cologne.Earlier this year, the 23-year-old goal poacher revealed his intention of featuring for the Super Eagles at senior level and has turned his back on England to play international football for Nigeria.Born and raised in the European country, Akpom has represented England at every youth level between U-16 and U-21, featuring 41 times and scoring 18 goals. However, Akpom disclosed he is swapping allegiances permanently, after giving the issue a great deal of thought.“I’ve only just recently switched my allegiance, so I’ve signed the documents and hopefully in the next few weeks it will be approved to enable me to play for Nigeria,” he told BBC Sport.“I’ve been wanting to do that for many years now but not many people know this. It’s just been a matter of sorting it out, which is now in a process. I’m looking forward to it. It was a personal decision. I’m Nigerian and my whole family feels very Nigerian and it will be nice to represent Nigeria.”Akpom had trained with Gernot Rohr’s men at Barnet in March 2017, and he is excited with the prospect of linking up his childhood friend, Alex Iwobi.“It will also be nice to link up with Alex Iwobi again and play for the national team. We started playing when we were younger together and to make that step to play for the national team together will be amazing,” he continued.“I wasn’t surprised because at the time he wasn’t playing for England, he came out of nowhere and he started playing for Arsenal and from there he just progressed, so I wasn’t surprised when he picked to play for Nigeria.“It was the better decision to make, now he’s played in the World Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations. I’ve always said that I’d like to play with him again for Nigeria, we’ve always spoke about that.“We’ve played together since we were five and six years old, we grew up together. It took me a while to settle down and to get used to the environment in Greece. Going to play abroad and in another league has helped me, but I hope to take my career to the next level with Nigeria.”Before joining the Greek Super League outfit, the 23-year-old was sent on loan at Brentford, Coventry City, Nottingham Forrest, Hull City, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Sint-Truiden following his inability to get regular action at his boyhood club, Arsenal.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more