‘Angels’ in Our Midst Donate $100,000 to Pasadena Senior Center

first_img Community News Top of the News During the last few days of 2020, Akila Gibbs, executive director of the Pasadena Senior Center, anxiously watched as revenue streams dried up during the pandemic, even as the need for the center’s life-saving services grew exponentially for thousands of older adults.Instead of a bustling place filled with hundreds of people each weekday and a fully booked calendar of weekend rentals for its banquet hall, the center closed its physical doors as it pivoted to delivering many of its services online and through various other methods.Daily lunches were now delivered to older adults’ homes, hundreds of daily phone calls were made by center staff and volunteers to check on people who live alone, and classes and club meetings were transformed into Zoom experiences.As an independent, donor-supported nonprofit, the Pasadena Senior Center endured a decrease in donations at a time when every dollar could make a vital difference in the lives of older adults.That day in 2020, when Gibbs began another of her bi-monthly “Coffee with Akila” virtual events, she was exhausted from long working hours, worried about finances, but excited to engage in this more intimate connection with everyone who signed up for the small group chat.Little did she know an “angel” had joined the conversation, someone who was formerly on the board of directors of a small, little known foundation that would soon send a check for $100,000 to be used for whatever the center needed.“I was moved to tears. It was like a gift dropped from the heavens,” said Gibbs. “Only two percent of foundations in the country fund programs for older adults, despite a growing older population, and this donation was unrestricted. I was beside myself with excitement and couldn’t wait to tell the staff about this generous gift.”The mystery person who dropped in for “Coffee with Akila” was DeWayne McMullin, a former Navigage Foundation board member who now is the board’s business representative and actively searches for entities that make huge differences in the lives of older adults.The foundation was created after the permanent closure of many independent, nonprofit senior centers in the country that serve older adults. Foundation leadership wanted to continue the mission of serving older adults in a different way and decided to provide funds to nonprofits whose missions align with theirs.After the virtual coffee chat with Gibbs, McMullin contacted Navigage Foundation’s board chair, Jim Rock, a real estate professional known for personally supporting the greater Pasadena community.“We were blown away by the vast array of services provided by the Pasadena Senior Center,” Rock said.The gift enables the center to continue its work during the pandemic, including the delivery of 500 special meals during the holidays and daily boxed lunches, offering fitness and other classes online, and managing the 30 percent increase of older adults signed up for the Telephone Reassurance Program that regularly puts volunteers in touch with older adults in isolation to address social and emotional needs.There is another part of the story, this one about how good works never go unappreciated and whose impacts go on and on.“I had an amazing assistant who worked for one of my companies many years ago and took it upon herself to combine all the email lists of all entities that serve older adults in the greater Los Angeles area,” said McMullin. “When she left for another job, the combined list was transferred to me. Because I receive the Pasadena Senior Center newsletter by email, I decided to get to know more about PSC and signed up for a Zoom meeting where I found myself having “Coffee with “Akila.”“DeWayne McMullin and the Navigage Foundation are living examples of what true generosity is,” Gibbs said. “They are angels.”To make a donation to the Pasadena Senior Center, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org and click on the orange Donate button.For more information about online activities and other programs and services of the Pasadena Senior Center, visit the website or call (626) 794-4331.The center, at 85 E. Holly St., is an independent, nonprofit organization that has served adults 50 and older for more than 60 years. Doors are open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for social services and other critical programs and services for older adults in need. Masks and social distancing are required. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  75 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business Newscenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Non-Profits News ‘Angels’ in Our Midst Donate $100,000 to Pasadena Senior Center STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 4:38 pm Make a comment CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. 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Enterprise forecasts £100m supply chain network

first_imgEnterprise Foods says it is set to create a £100 million turnover local supply network, sourcing craft bread on behalf of retail and foodservice giants.The Scottish company is working with the UK’s number one convenience retailer and a foodservice supplier, believed to be Compass, on the new business. It turned over £23m in 2006, MD John McCormick told British Baker.He commented: “The sad thing is that if you look into the bakery market, the craft side is declining, because product is not being presented properly. We can present the craft baker as a solution, not just a difficult animal to deal with.”The East Kilbride-based company acts as a third party, he explained, putting requests from its big customers through to the most appropriate craft baker in the local area. It uses electronic systems to invoice on the bakers’ behalf.The company has now technically appraised 200 craft bakers from all around the UK, to create a register of craft bakers suitable to supply big operators.McCormick said: “Bakery is a small part of the big customers’ overall spend, but it tends to be difficult to deal with; you end up with hundreds of different suppliers around the UK. With this system, we manage fresh bakery products for them, putting them in touch with local suppliers of genuine craft bread.”Enterprise formerly owned bakery businesses California Cake Company and Campbell’s Cake Company but sold to Finsbury Food Group in 2005. The company also sold off its Patisserie UK division, in a management buyout last year, to focus on the supply chain business.Enterprise’ sales were £27 million for the year to 1 July, 2006, with pre-tax profits at £270,000.last_img read more

Pula VR Experience – the first virtual walking tour in Pula

first_imgAfter Šibenik, Osijek, Split and Pula, it found itself on the map of interpreting cultural heritage through virtual reality.The new tourist offer, Pula VR Experience is the first walking tour in Pula which with the help of virtual glasses, VR-Application and digital map the user can explore Pula alone or with the expert guidance of a licensed tourist guide.The goal of this tour is to visually and auditory immerse the user in the Roman architecture of ancient Pula using the most modern VR-Technology. The user walks through the old town and at seven specific points stops and uses VR goggles and observes what that part of the city looked like 2000 years ago, in Roman times.The so-called VIEWPOINTS (places from which it is observed) are two near the Arch of Sergius, two at the Forum and three places near the Arena, and as Marko Flego and Mateo Brajek, owners of the travel agency Krug Travel from Pula, point out new locations near the Arena and one at the Little Roman Theater. Virtual tours will be sold through two packages, from HRK 190,00 and HRK 360,00 per person.Thus, tourists can see what Pula once looked like, ie in antiquity through a virtual experience.Related news:CAN VIRTUAL REALITY THREATEN TOURISM?THE CROATIAN GIANTS APPLICATION USES EXTENDED REALITY TO REVIVAL A PART OF CROATIAN HISTORYOSIJEK FIRST IN CROATIA OF VIRTUAL REALITY TECHNOLOGY PRESENTED TOURIST DESTINATION</p>
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LeBron James presents struggling Clippers with new challenges

first_img“He’s just smarter,” Rivers said of James. “I think he’s still as good an athlete as there is in the league and with each year he gets smarter. The difference is most of the time in your 15th year you’re still not one of the better athletes.“It’s the old Kevin McHale line: ‘I can now see all the old things I want to do, but now I can’t do anything about it because I don’t have any pace or speed anymore.’ LeBron is the exact opposite. He’s always been able to see it. The more years you have, the more you see it better.“Usually, Kevin McHale is right. You’re not athletic enough anymore to do anything about it. LeBron still is. So, it just makes him more dangerous. It makes him harder to guard. He’s impossible to guard. If you trap him, he’s Magic Johnson. If you don’t trap him, then he scores on you.”It’s a “conundrum every night,” Rivers added.“He’s just that good,” Rivers continued in an extended evaluation of James’ strengths with the ball in his hands. “There’s no one (else) like that. Ben Simmons (of the Philadelphia 76ers) has a chance to be like that, I will say that. Other than that, I don’t know who passes the ball like that.” PLAYA VISTA — LeBron James is averaging 28.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 8.7 assists in 38.1 minutes in 15 games so far this season for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s growing better with age, becoming a more versatile basketball player, according to Clippers coach Doc Rivers.James, who turns 33 on Dec. 30, can still flex his muscles on occasion, but he displays a more sublime game more often than not during his 15th season since jumping from a high school in Akron, Ohio, to the NBA for the 2003-04 season.Guarding him has always been a struggle for opponents, but it’s become even more problematic because he’s evolved into a gifted passer who is capable of destroying double-teaming defenses swiftly and certainly. Playing him one-on-one presents additional challenges.Pick your poison, Rivers said before the Clippers departed Los Angeles to face James and the Cavaliers on Friday in Cleveland. James presents problems for the Clippers at all times, but especially now with the injury-depleted team mired in a six-game losing streak. James was fourth in the NBA in scoring and assists going into Thursday’s action.G LEAGUE TRANSACTIONSThe Clippers on Thursday sent forwards Brice Johnson and Jamil Wilson and guard C.J. Williams to their G League team in Ontario. Wilson and Williams are on two-way contracts and were transferred to Ontario while Johnson was assigned to the team.Johnson has appeared in five games with the Clippers this season and three with their G League team. Williams played one game with the Clippers and three with Ontario, and Wilson has yet to appear with the Clippers after playing five games with their developmental team.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Clayton Kershaw re-injures his back in Dodgers’ loss to Phillies, will have MRI on Friday

first_imgKershaw did not have the same zip on his fastball in his 300th regular season start as he did in any of the first 299. According to MLB’s Statcast data, Kershaw averaged 89 mph on 20 four-seam fastballs, the first time his average fastball sat below 90 mph for an entire game. Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal suggested that Kershaw might have thrown some fastballs in the fifth inning – clocked no faster than 86.5 mph, per Statcast – that were recorded as changeups or sliders.The only other time Kershaw’s fastball averaged as little as 90 mph in a game was Opening Day of the 2012 season. He was battling a stomach flu that day and only lasted three innings.“It’s beyond frustrating to feel like you’re out of the woods, being healthy, feeling good, and then to have that crop up during the game,” Kershaw said.Of some consolation to the Dodgers: Over the last three years they’ve gone 75-46 with Kershaw on the disabled list, a better winning percentage (.620) than when he was on their active roster (.584).By splitting a four-game series with the Phillies (31-23), the Dodgers (26-30) head to Denver tied for third place in the National League West with the San Francisco Giants. The Rockies (30-26) lead the division by 1-1/2 games over the Arizona Diamondbacks (28-27).On a day off for Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor, the Dodgers’ offense mustered only two hits in seven innings against Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola (7-2). Seranthony Dominguez pitched the final two innings without allowing a baserunner to record the save.The Dodgers threatened to do more damage.Grandal sent a fly ball to the warning track in the first inning that required a leaping catch at the wall by Odubel Herrera. In the eighth inning, Kiké Hernandez was robbed of extra bases on a diving catch in right field by Aaron Altherr. In the ninth, Justin Turner was ruled safe on an infield single. The Phillies challenged the call at first base, and it was overturned after a replay review.The Dodgers’ only run came in the fifth inning when Yasiel Puig broke up Nola’s no-hitter with a double to left field. He went to third on a groundout by Breyvic Valera and scored on a single by Hernandez.In the seventh inning of a 1-1 game, Dodgers pitcher Josh Fields allowed a two-out single to Scott Kingery. The next batter, Jorge Alfaro, sent a line drive to right-center field. Puig said he couldn’t see the ball initially because of the afternoon shadows, an unfortunate byproduct of a 4:36 p.m. start time. The ball fell in the gap, allowing Kingery scored the go-ahead run.“Fly balls are easy because (the ball) is going up the stadium,” Puig said. “The line drive, the shadows are behind home plate so I can’t see the ball.”The Phillies’ first run was even more of a fluke.Kershaw walked Maikel Franco with one out in the second inning. The next batter, Nick Williams, singled to center field and Franco went to second base.Kershaw struck out Kingery for the second out before Alfaro lined a single into center field. Cody Bellinger’s throw was true, creating a close play at the plate. Grandal was ready and waiting, but Bellinger’s one-hop throw bounced off his mitt.Franco, meanwhile, darted around Grandal as the throw arrived. He never touched home plate with either foot. As Franco continued his jog back to the Phillies’ dugout, home plate umpire Will Little signaled safe. Grandal said he asked Little if Franco touched the plate.“He said yeah, and nobody screamed at me or anything,” Grandal said.According to MLB’s rules for challenging a call on the field, the Dodgers still had options. Roberts could have appealed to the crew chief (third base umpire Ted Barrett) before Kershaw’s next pitch, prompting the umpires to caucus on the field. The umpire crew could have invalidated Franco’s run then and there.If the umpires did not agree with Roberts, the manager could have challenged the call on the field. Then, Major League Baseball’s video replay team could have reviewed and overturned the original call. So why didn’t Roberts appeal or challenge?“I missed it,” he said. “It’s all of us. We just kind of missed it.”By the time Roberts realized the mistake it was too late.“You’re frustrated because you just gave them a run, essentially,” he said. “We didn’t see it. It cost Clayton a run. It cost us a run.”It might be the last run Kershaw allows for a while.Staff Writer Bill Plunkett contributed to this story. PreviousPhiladelphia Phillies’ Maikel Franco, right, scores on a single hit by Jorge Alfaro as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal misses the throw during the second inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Phillies’ Maikel Franco #7 beats the throw to Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal #9 to score in the second inning during their game at Dodger Stadium, Thursday May 31, 2018. The Phillies beat the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 during their game against the Phillies at Dodger Stadium, Thursday May 31, 2018. The Phillies beat the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 during their game against the Phillies at Dodger Stadium, Thursday May 31, 2018. The Phillies beat the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola #27 during their game at Dodger Stadium, Thursday May 31, 2018. The Phillies beat the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Phillies’ Scott Kingery #4 falls as the Dodgers’ Justin Turner #10 slides into second base during their game at Dodger Stadium, Thursday May 31, 2018. The Phillies beat the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 during their game against the Phillies at Dodger Stadium, Thursday May 31, 2018. The Phillies beat the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig #66 heads for first base after hitting a double in the fifth inning during their game at Dodger Stadium, Thursday May 31, 2018. The Phillies beat the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 during their game against the Phillies at Dodger Stadium, Thursday May 31, 2018. The Phillies beat the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig #66 points to the sky after hitting a double in the fifth inning during their game against the Phillies at Dodger Stadium, Thursday May 31, 2018. The Phillies beat the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodger pitcher Pedro Baez #52 during their game against the Phillies at Dodger Stadium, Thursday May 31, 2018. The Phillies beat the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Phillies’ Scott Kingery #4 crosses home plate to score in the seventh inning during their game at Dodger Stadium, Thursday May 31, 2018. The Phillies beat the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers pitcher Tony Cingrani #54 during their game against the Phillies at Dodger Stadium, Thursday May 31, 2018. The Phillies beat the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodgers pitcher Tony Cingrani #54 during their game against the Phillies at Dodger Stadium, Thursday May 31, 2018. The Phillies beat the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dodger players look on in the bottom of the ninth inning during their game against the Phillies at Dodger Stadium, Thursday May 31, 2018. The Phillies beat the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola #27 during their game at Dodger Stadium, Thursday May 31, 2018. The Phillies beat the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Philadelphia Phillies’ Nick Williams, Odubel Herrera and Aaron Altherr, from left, celebrate the team’s 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Tony Cingrani throws against the Philadelphia Phillies during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner tosses his bat after hitting a fly ball to left for an out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez hits an RBI single during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez connects with an RBI single to tie the game during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 31: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is welcomed into the dugout after scoring off a single by Enrique Hernandez in the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on May 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Philadelphia Phillies’ Jorge Alfaro hits an RBI single during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Philadelphia Phillies’ Jorge Alfaro follows through on an RBI double during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a baseball game Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 31: Yasmani Grandal of the Los Angeles Dodgers stands at the plate while Scott Kingery #4 of the Philadelphia Phillies scores a run in the seventh inning as Jesmuel Valentin #9 signals to stand at Dodger Stadium on May 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Philadelphia Phillies’ Scott Kingery, left, scores on a double by Jorge Alfaro, next to Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw pitched five innings in a 2-1 loss to the Phillies on Thursday, his first appearance since May 1. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the Philadelphia Phillies during the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to a Philadelphia Phillies batter during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Breyvic Valera catches a line drive hit by Philadelphia Phillies’ Odubel Herrera during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola throws to a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 31: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on May 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 31: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning at Dodger Stadium on May 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Philadelphia Phillies’ Maikel Franco, right, scores on a single by Jorge Alfaro as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal misses the throw during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 31: Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies runs past Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers to score on a hit by Jorge Alfaro in the second inning at Dodger Stadium on May 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)Philadelphia Phillies’ Maikel Franco, right, scores on a single hit by Jorge Alfaro as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal misses the throw during the second inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)The Phillies’ Maikel Franco #7 beats the throw to Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal #9 to score in the second inning during their game at Dodger Stadium, Thursday May 31, 2018. The Phillies beat the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 36The Phillies’ Maikel Franco #7 beats the throw to Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal #9 to score in the second inning during their game at Dodger Stadium, Thursday May 31, 2018. The Phillies beat the Dodgers 2-1. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw’s latest return from the disabled list was a short one.When the rest of the Dodgers begin a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies on Friday, Kershaw will stay home and undergo an MRI exam on his back. The left-hander said his back tightened up sometime during a five-inning start Thursday against the Philadelphia Phillies, a game that ended in a 2-1 Dodgers loss.Manager Dave Roberts described the MRI as a precaution. Yet Kershaw has missed more than a month with back injuries each of the last two seasons. He had spent 30 days on the disabled list with tendinitis in his left biceps prior to Thursday’s game, and a back injury could threaten to knock him out even longer.“(The) 2016 (injury) is entirely different. I think that was very, very severe,” Kershaw said. “If I can compare it to anything, I can probably compare it to last year maybe. It might not be that bad. I don’t know right now. It’s just tight. That’s the best way I can describe it right now.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Kershaw said his back felt fine ever since he returned from the 2017 injury, which required him to miss 39 days between starts.“I haven’t had any problems with it til today,” he said.In five innings Thursday, Kershaw allowed four hits and one run. He walked one batter and struck out five, including all three batters he faced in his final inning.Other than the second inning, when the Phillies scored a run despite never touching home plate, Kershaw didn’t allow a runner past first base. Was he removed because he was hurt?“It was more a combo,” Roberts said. “Just kind of what he has done – he hasn’t pitched in a month, the stuff backing up and understanding that the back tightened up, kind of made my decision easier.”last_img read more

Manorcunningham residents ‘concerned for safety’ on dark evenings

first_imgA lack of street lighting is causing concern among residents in Manorcunningham during dark winter evenings.The issue was raised at the Letterkenny-Milford November council meeting as Cllr Kevin Bradley called for extra street lighting at the Manor Orange Hall.Cllr Bradley said that residents are concerned for their safety during dark evenings on the Main Street.  He added that locals “aren’t happy” with anti-social behaviour and would like to have brighter lights in the area.The council responded to the request and said the matter would be considered in the workshop on year 3 of the “3 Year Footpath and Public Lighting Programme”.Manorcunningham residents ‘concerned for safety’ on dark evenings was last modified: November 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NFC West playoff scenarios abound as Niners clinch playoff berth despite loss

first_imgThe Niners will also be the NFC’s top seed if they just win their remaining games.Their divisional rival, the Seahawks, also control their own fate in the NFC West.It’s looking … Click here if you’re unable to view video or photo gallery on your mobile device.Despite their strange last-second loss to the Falcons at Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers clinched a playoff berth Sunday.With the Rams’ loss to the Cowboys, San Francisco is ensured of its first playoff appearance in five years.last_img

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Now your GE dishwasher has an Amazon account

first_imgGE Appliances, a leader in Wi-Fi-connected appliance technology, just introduced another great innovation that promises to make tasks easier for owners.  GE dishwashers can now be integrated with Dash Replenishment, allowing owners to never run out of dish detergent pods ever again.The firm is “excited” to be the first to offer connected dishwashers with “Dash Replenishment reordering capability,” says Cynthia Fanning, Vice President of Dishwasher Products at GE Appliances. “We know that families are using Dash Replenishment to simplify their lives, and we believe that this is one of the many ways our dishwashers will take the chore out of kitchen cleanup.”How your dishwashers connect to AmazonTo begin, owners can set up Dash Replenishment through the GE Kitchen app, using their Amazon accounts and choose the dish detergent pods they would like to automatically reorder.  They can enter how many pods they currently have during the initial setup.  The connected dishwasher then knows how many detergent pods are used by counting wash cycles. Once the supplies get low, the dishwasher can use Dash Replenishment to order more of the product needed, ensuring that owners will never have to worry about running out of them again.Users can also adjust this program to fit their preferences.  So, for example, if they prefer to have more pods ordered when they have eight pods left, they can set the re-ordering level accordingly, through the GE Kitchen app.See Also: IoT and home appliances: Making your life a little easierGE Appliances already designed laundry products with this ability earlier this year, allowing owners to maintain a steady supply of liquid detergent and softener.  By adding the dishwasher product line, GE Appliances is leading the pack, as the first U.S. manufacturer to have multiple product lines with the Dash Replenishment feature.“Dash Replenishment is all about making customers’ lives easier and helping ensure they never run out of everyday essentials. With Dash Replenishment, customers can skip a trip to the store and simply depend on their GE dishwasher or washing machine to reorder dish detergent, laundry detergent and fabric softener the moment supplies run low – it’s just that easy,” says Daniel Rausch, Director of Amazon Devices. Amanda Razani Tags:#3D printer#Amazon Dash#Dash Replenishment#dishwashers#featured#GE Appliances#IoT#top Related Posts Follow the Puckcenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more