Women’s Civic League Honors Exceptional 8th Grade Middle School Girls

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Business 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all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  L-R: Brenda Rosales, Washington Middle School; Ahnika Follett, Sierra Madre Middle School; Christal Sierra Lee, Elliott Middle School; Sein Kim, McKinley Middle School; Karla Delgado, Blair Middle School; Leslie Zamora-Franco, John Marshall Fundamental School; and Karen Cisneros, Wilson Middle School. Photo credit: S. GrinnellAs part of a 15 year tradition, The Woman’s Civic League (WCL) held a luncheon on May 4th at the Woman’s City Club to honor one 8th grade girl from each of the Pasadena Unified School District middle schools. The honorees were girls who have overcome significant obstacles and become successful students and leaders. It is one of the most inspiring luncheons on the WCL calendar.WCL Education and Youth Chairwomen, Rita Sahlein and Maria Cacarnakis introduced each girl along with their sponsors and presented certificates and flowers to these deserving girls from Blair Middle School, Elliott Middle School, John Marshall Fundamental School, McKinley Middle School, Sierra Madre Middle School, Washington Middle School and Wilson Middle School.Charming and colorful centerpieces created for each of the girls on each luncheon table included a $100 gift card from Target, a $50.00 gift card from Paco’s Restaurant in Arcadia, along with an assortment of hair clips and hair ribbons, lotions, pens and writing booklets, and an adorable stuffed animal.Seeing the girls filled with enthusiasm for life and with specific goals for their future was most rewarding for WCL members in attendance. To see more photos and details about the event and about the WCL in general, go to the clubs website, wclpasadena.org.center_img Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe center column 2 Women’s Civic League Honors Exceptional 8th Grade Middle School Girls By S. GRINNELL Published on Monday, May 4, 2015 | 7:31 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Wife Abandoning Husband Along With Daughter When Husband Lost His Vision, Her Unprovoked Humiliating Treatment Amount To Mental Cruelty: Tripura HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesWife Abandoning Husband Along With Daughter When Husband Lost His Vision, Her Unprovoked Humiliating Treatment Amount To Mental Cruelty: Tripura HC [Read Judgment] Sparsh Upadhyay9 Sep 2020 9:36 PMShare This – xWhile hearing an appeal filed by the wife against the Judgment dated 25.09.2018 passed in case no T.S.(Divorce) 163 of 2014 by Family Court at Agartala (wherein Divorce was granted to the husband) the Tripura High Court on Wednesday (09th September) affirmed the said Judgment noting that “their sentiments and emotions have dried up and there is hardly any chance of restoration of their…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile hearing an appeal filed by the wife against the Judgment dated 25.09.2018 passed in case no T.S.(Divorce) 163 of 2014 by Family Court at Agartala (wherein Divorce was granted to the husband) the Tripura High Court on Wednesday (09th September) affirmed the said Judgment noting that “their sentiments and emotions have dried up and there is hardly any chance of restoration of their conjugal life.”The aggrieved wife had preferred this appeal under Section 28 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 read with Section 19 of the Family Courts Act, 1984 challenging the legality of the impugned judgment of the learned Family Judge, Agartala.A division bench comprising Justices S. Talapatra and S. G. Chattopadhyay dismissed the said appeal noting,”His wife abandoned him along with their daughter when he lost his vision and was in dire need of their company and the support of his wife.” (emphasis supplied)The background of the caseThe marriage of the appellant-wife and respondent-husband was solemnized on 31.07.2002 as per Hindu rites and customs and a daughter was born from their wed lock on 28.07.2003.The husband being the petitioner in the trial court made several allegations against his respondent-wife, the appellant herein.The matter was also referred to the court-appointed mediator who made efforts for reconciliation. But the parties did not agree to stay together.Husband’s Contentions – According to him, 02 years after their marriage, cancer was diagnosed in one of his eyes and he started losing his eyesight day by day. He had a small business of motor parts at Agartala. As a result of his ailment, he had to close his business.His respondent-wife then started avoiding him and abusing him for his blindness. On 12.01.2007 when the petitioner husband was away from home, his wife left the house along with their daughter for her parental home and never returned back.This apart, she brought false and baseless allegations not only against him but also against his married sister and implicated both of them in a criminal case under Section 498A IPC which according to him amounted to mental cruelty.As a result, the petitioner filed the petition in the Family Court under Section 13 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 seeking a decree of divorce on the ground of desertion and cruelty which was thereafter granted.Wife’s Contentions – The respondent-wife contested the petition and refuted the allegations made by her petitioner husband against her.According to her, all the allegations made out by her husband were false and baseless. She never deserted her husband. Rather she along with her daughter was ousted from her matrimonial home by her husband.It was averted by the respondent-wife that her alcoholic husband used to abuse her for dowry.She admitted the fact that she lodged a complaint against him and his sister under Section 498A IPC at Agartala Women PS which ended in the conviction and sentence of her husband and his sister.In the appeal, the learned Sessions Judge acquitted her husband and her sister-in-law of the charge. But the appeal was preferred by the state government against the order of their acquittal which was pending in the High Court when she filed her reply in the Divorce Proceeding.According to her, she always tried to live a happy conjugal life with her husband. But there was no response from his side. Rather he treated her with cruelty and ousted her along with her daughter from his home.She, therefore, prayed for dismissal of the petition of her husband seeking divorce.Trials Court’s DecisionThe Trial court, after considering all the evidence and the facts and circumstances of the case, came to the conclusion that the respondent-wife had voluntarily withdrawn herself from the company of her husband on 12.01.2007 without any genuine reason and the couple did not reunite for the last 11 years which amounted to a irretrievable break down of their marriage.It was further held by the learned trial Judge that her allegations of matrimonial cruelty against her husband under Section 498A, IPC was proved to be false in the appeal in the court of Sessions Judge as well as in the High Court.According to the learned trial Judge, the wife respondent brought such false allegations against her husband with a view to harass her husband which amounted to cruelty for the purpose of granting divorce under Section 13 of the Hindu Marriage Act.The Trial Judge dissolved the marriage between the petitioner husband and the respondent-wife by a decree of divorce under Section 13 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 on the ground of desertion and cruelty which was challenged before the High Court in the present matter.The High Court’s ObservationsThe Court was considering the question as to whether the grounds of cruelty and desertion against the respondent-wife, the appellant herein, existed on the date of filing of the divorce petition, or not.From the pleadings of the parties and the evidence adduced by the parties, the Court couldn’t find any material to come to the conclusion that the respondent wife was ever forced by her petitioner husband to leave his company or that she was thrown away from her matrimonial home.Further, the Court observed that the wife abandoned him on 12.01.2007 in his absence at home without any genuine reason. Thereafter she never resumed her conjugal life with her petitioner husband till the date of filing of the divorce petition or thereafter.The Bench noted that she contested the case of her husband in the divorce proceedings, but she could not embellish the evidence adduced on behalf of her husband.In this context, the court remarked,”The evidence that her husband along with his relatives met her on several occasions and persuaded her to return to her conjugal life is not also denied by the respondent wife. She could not also prove the grounds of her denial to return to her husband. Such a course of conduct of the respondent-wife undoubtedly amounts to desertion for the purpose of seeking divorce under the Hindu Marriage Act.” (emphasis supplied)The Court also took note of the fact that after abandoning her husband, she levelled allegations of harassment for dowry against her husband in a proceeding under Section 498A IPC followed by a proceeding under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act.Notably, the Court stated,”In the given case the cumulative effect of the facts and circumstances emerging from the evidence on record lead us to a fair inference that her unprovoked humiliating treatment caused serious mental pain and suffering to her husband which no doubt constitutes cruelty.” (emphasis supplied)Relying on the Tripura High Court’s ruling in the case of Biswanath Baspar v. Jhumarani Ghosh (Baspar) (2015) 1 TLR 649, the Court concluded that if other grounds are made out or the grounds of cruelty or desertion is partly proved, then, if the marriage is dead, the court may take a view of granting the divorce.In the present case, the court observed, cruelty and desertion existed on the date of filing of the divorce petition.Consequently, the Court said,”There is no denial of the fact that the husband and the wife are staying apart for more than 13 years and during this period they never lived together at any point of time. Efforts of the mediator appointed by this court for reconciliation of their relationship also failed. Therefore, we are of the considered view that clearly this is a case of irretrievable breakdown of marriage and it is quite impossible to save the marriage.” (emphasis supplied)In this backdrop of the circumstances, the Court held that the learned trial court was justified in dissolving the marriage by a decree of divorce. The appeal was therefore declared to be devoid of merit and was thereby dismissed.Case Details:Case Title: Aparna Dey v. Alok DeyCase No.: FA No. 01 of 2019Quorum: Justices S. Talapatra and S. G. ChattopadhyayAppearance: Advocate Hillol Laskar (For Appellant); Advocate S. Lodh (For Respondent)Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment] Next Storylast_img read more

Funding allocated to Donegal Gaeltacht for office renovations

first_img Pinterest By News Highland – February 7, 2021 Previous articleRonan Curtis stars in late Portsmouth comebackNext articleDrug driver arrested at checkpoint outside Ballybofey News Highland WhatsApp Funding allocated to Donegal Gaeltacht for office renovations Google+ Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Funding has been allocated to the Donegal Gaeltacht for building renovations to be carried out at its Regional Offices in Gaoth Dobhair Business Park.€1.74m has been approved for enterprise building renovations in Donegal, Galway and Kerry.The works in Gaoth Dobhair will include the renovation and upgrading of a space for customers, the upgrading of lighting and reduction of energy costs as well as the upgrading of toilets and provision of toilets for people with a disability in the reception area and a new customer service space. Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twittercenter_img Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Mobile wallet use hinging on discounts & coupons, research finds

first_img continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The trick to driving mobile wallet adoption may rest in coupons, discounts and loyalty rewards, according to new data from Javelin Strategy & Research.The San Francisco, Calif.-based research and advisory firm released a report this week finding that although adoption rates have somewhat plateaued overall for mobile wallets, merchant wallets are the most widely adopted among consumers for payment at the point of sale.Javelin Strategy & Research said the research calls into question the wallet as a payment method, but it also found that some features do make mobile wallets more attractive to consumers.“In the rush to market, the main wallet value proposition, paying at the POS, wasn’t particularly compelling. In reality, loyalty and rewards will drive adoption, something merchants are doing particularly well,” Javelin Strategy & Research Director of Payments Krista Tedder said. “Nevertheless, third-party wallets can and should compete. A large group of consumers are primed to make the jump to in-store payments, and a feature-rich mobile wallet stands to gain a larger share of their spend.”last_img read more

Credit unions question NCUA budget boost

first_img continue reading » Since the number of credit unions is decreasing, the NCUA’s budget should be decreasing too, some credit unions are arguing.After all, if the agency has fewer credit unions to supervise, it should cost the agency less to do its job, right?Not so fast, NCUA officials said. The number of credit unions may be decreasing, but those that are left generally tend to be larger and offer more services.As a result, it’s more complicated to oversee them and it’s costing the agency more money to do its job.That’s the debate that is playing out in the credit union community, following the October release of the NCUA’s proposed 2019 and 2020 budget plans. The agency held a public hearing on the budget on Oct. 17 and the document was available for comment until Oct. 24. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Tipp aim to build on Offaly win

first_imgSaturday’s game throws in at 7 o’clock in Semple Stadium and will be broadcast live here on Tipp FM. Photo © Tipp FM & Denis Vahey Photography Tipperary’s senior camogie players are determined to make the most of their chances in this weekends All Ireland quarter final.The team reached the knockout stages thanks to a win over Offaly in the last round of their group.Tipp’s Cáit Devane says the team is coming together nicely but that they need to push on.last_img

Black boxes found in Colombian plane crash

first_imgBAe146 Credit: Keith Newsome Investigators have recovered the flight data and cockpit voice recorders – the “black boxes’’ – from the wreckage of a Bolivian plane that crashed in Colombia on Monday carrying the Chapecoense football team.The recorders, which will be instrumental in uncovering what went wrong with the plane, are said to be in good condition.Seven  of the 68  passengers  and nine crew on board the plane survived the crash near Medellin’s Jose Maria Cordova International Airport but one survivor subsequently succumbed to injuries to put the death toll at 71. Authorities originally thought there were 81 people on board but four did not board the doomed plane.The dead included soccer players heading to play a final in Colombia and journalists covering the event.The 95-seat Avro RJ-85, registered CP-2933 and owned by Lamia Airlines, was operating  flight LMI-2933 from Sao Paulo Brazil via Santa Cruz in Bolivia to Medellin and was about 30km south-east of the airport in a holding pattern when it crashed in the mountains.An airforce helicopter had to turn back due to low visibility and weather has been bad in the area.Medellin’s Mayor Federico Gutierrez told Blu Radio that said that it is a “tragedy of huge proportions.,”The Colombian Civil Aviation Authority said that the pilots declared an emergency at 10pm local time saying they had electrical problems.The accident has shocked the football world anda left Brazilians mourning the loss Chapecoense, which had been due to play Atletico Nacional in the finals of Copa Sudamericana 2016 in Medellin.The first division team, from the small city of Chapeco, made it to Brazil’s first division in 2014 for the first time since 1970 and won its way through to the Copa Sudamericana finals last week by defeating one of Argentina’s top clubs San Lorenzo.The finals were suspended.Medellin’s Jose Maria Cordova International Airport is located at an altitude of 2142m amongst mountains.According to Flightradar24 the plane crashed while in the holding pattern at about 16,000ft.The particular Avro RJ85 was built in 1999 and was one of two owned by the small Bolivian airline.last_img read more

New lease on life for Joburg buildings

first_imgThe Casa Mia building in Berea, Johannesburg, has been given a new lease on life. (Image: Joshco) Tenants do have to abide by a strict set of house rules, but as a result the buildings are kept clean and in good repair. Communal cooking facilities in Joshco buildings are scrupulously clean and well equipped. An all too common scene in the inner city – washing strewn over balconies, cramped accommodation and buildings in need of care.(Images: Janine Erasmus) MEDIA CONTACTS • Lizette Stokes  Account director, Jenni Newman PR  +27 82 322 5162 or +27 11 506 7354• Rory Gallocher  CEO, Joshco  +27 11 406 7303 RELATED ARTICLES • Drive to clear housing backlog • SA housing innovation on show in US • SA’s housing drive ‘taking shape’ • New technologies for social housing • Sustainable building on the rise in SAJanine ErasmusThe Johannesburg Social Housing Company (Joshco) is addressing a need for affordable, safe and clean housing in the inner city and nearby suburbs.Joshco is a council-owned body run by an independent board, and is both a developer and a rental agent. It was established in 2004 in response to the growing demand for well-managed accommodation in the city.Joshco acquires and converts buildings ranging from residential houses to multi-storey apartment blocks and entire housing estates, and then offers them to residents at monthly rates that start at under R1 000 (US$123) and go up to between R4 000 ($492) and R5 000 ($615), depending on the sizes and facilities available.The organisation says that with the 7 500 units spread across its 22 projects in the city and greater Johannesburg, about 25 000 tenants now have a roof over their heads. It has also stated that it’s working towards a goal of 15 000 units.Joshco is also able to provide emergency accommodation in the event of, for instance, shack fires, but stresses that this is not its core business.Prospective tenants must be South African residents of a legal age to enter into a contract, with dependants – for which they must provide proof – and a total household income of not more than R7 500 ($923) per month. Applicants must also already have registered with the national housing waiting list.Bringing life back into the inner cityIn 2010 Joshco won the UN Scroll of Honour, a prestigious award for work done in the field of human settlements. The organisation was unanimously selected as the winner by that year’s judging panel.Recently Joshco showed off some of its 10 inner city projects to a media group.While inner city living can be noisy, smelly and dangerous – just as it is in any number of big cities around the world – the tenants in Joshco buildings are comfortable in the knowledge that their buildings are properly maintained and safe.“All our buildings are secure,” said Joshco CEO Rory Gallocher, “and it’s often the tenants themselves who ask for it to be stepped up, although this could lead to an increase in costs.”Every Joshco building has a 24-hour guard on duty, and access is controlled with a fingerprint scanner. Visitors have to check in and have their print scanned and logged into the system for a certain period. If, by the end of this period, the visitor has not yet left the building, the guard can easily track down the visitor and follow up on the situation.Many of the rooms are communal, meaning that at the least tenants share a toilet and bathroom and may also share a kitchen, but these are large and well equipped. In some rooms cooking is allowed but where it is not, an alarm will alert the building supervisor.The organisation is also strict when it comes to crowding the rooms with more tenants than are allowed – if overcrowding is noticed, the lessee will receive notice promptly.The 11-floor Casa Mia building in the bustling suburb of Berea was once a hotel, and then an old-age home. Since Joshco took it over in April 2011, it offers 179 units ranging from studio apartments to two-bedroom flats. Rent starts at R750 ($92) per month.MBV, close to Joubert Park, the city’s oldest park, was once a military hospital but now can accommodate tenants in 184 communal housing units.The run-down old Chelsea Hotel in the densely populated suburb of Hillbrow today bears a fresh coat of paint and has undergone extensive maintenance since Joshco took it over back in 2008. It has 80 communal rooms and rent starts at R675 ($83).These are just a few of the current opportunities available for tenants.Other projects include the conversion of the former men-only City Deep hostel into family units, and the formalisation of the entire Sol Plaatjie settlement, in Roodepoort on Gauteng’s west rand, into a low-cost housing development complete with utilities and proper roads.Next on the list is the previously derelict AA House in Wanderers Street on the northern edge of the Johannesburg CBD. The building, restored to the tune of R40-million ($4.9-million), will offer 215 bachelor units and bigger rooms, and can also accommodate emergency tenants. It’s due to be officially opened later in July.Joshco is also finishing off the Linatex building in New Doornfontein, east of the CBD. This is an emergency shelter with 160 beds, each of which has its own locker, and a transitional shelter for tenants who are between buildings.Gallocher said that these refurbishments are just the beginning, as city management has identified over 130 so-called bad buildings in the inner city alone, which are ripe for redevelopment. Joshco’s efforts are helping to bring life back into Johannesburg and restore some of its lost respectability.This falls in line with the city’s 2040 growth and development strategy, which outlines a plan of incremental development goals to be fully rolled out by 2040.last_img read more

NBA Rockets star Harden fined $25K for ripping referees

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ With 32 consecutive games of 30 points or more, Harden is on the second-longest such streak in NBA history. He scored 30 in the loss to the Lakers. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Final push PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town James Harden (right) of the Houston Rockets argues with referee Michael Smith after getting three fouls during the first quarter in a 111-106 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 21, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. AFPNEW YORK, United States – Houston Rockets guard James Harden was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Saturday for public criticism of officiating, the league announced.Harden made his comments to reporters after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the visiting Rockets 111-106 on Thursday at Staples Center.ADVERTISEMENT Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Referee Scott Foster aroused Harden’s anger, the versatile All-Star saying Foster has a “personal” issue with the Rockets and should not be permitted to officiate any more of their games.Four offensive fouls were called against Harden, the last sending him out of the game with Houston down by six points with 84 seconds remaining, although it was not whistled by Foster.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHarden called Foster “rude” and “arrogant” and added, “You aren’t able to talk to him throughout the course of the game. It’s like, how do you build that relationship with officials? It’s pretty frustrating.”Harden leads the NBA in scoring with 36.5 points a game. He also averages 7.7 assists and 6.7 rebounds per contest as well as ranking third in the league with 2.15 steals a game. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more