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Pasadena Police Announce Traffic Checkpoint Will be Conducted friday Night, at Undisclosed Location

first_imglatest #1 Pasadena Police Announce Traffic Checkpoint Will be Conducted friday Night, at Undisclosed Location Published on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 11:10 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. Make a comment Top of the News Pasadena Police Department Traffic Section will be conducting a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint on Friday, March 10, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.The deterrent effect of High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely.DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.In California, alcohol involved collisions led to 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 serious injuries in 2014 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Over the course of the past three years Pasadena PD officers have investigated 194 DUI collisions which have claimed 4 lives and resulted in another 104 injuries.Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing, delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes.Studies of California drivers have shown that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that may impair driving (14 percent) than did for alcohol (7.3 percent). Of the drugs, marijuana was most prevalent, at 7.4 percent, slightly more than alcohol. Everyone should be mindful that if you’re taking medication – whether prescription or over-the-counter – drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment affects.Drivers are encouraged to download the Designated Driver VIP, or “DDVIP,” free mobile app for Android or iPhone. The DDVIP app helps find nearby bars and restaurants that feature free incentives for the designated sober driver, from free non-alcoholic drinks to free appetizers and more. The feature-packed app even has social media tie-ins and even a tab for the non-DD to call Uber, Lyft or Curb.Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Pasadena Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Driver – Call 9-1-1’. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribecenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

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Trump threatens military mobilization against violent US protests

first_img“I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers to stop the rioting, looting, vandalism, assaults and the wanton destruction of property,” he said.He slammed the previous night’s unrest in Washington as a “total disgrace” and called on governors to act quickly and forcefully to “dominate the streets.” “If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them,” he said, denouncing “acts of domestic terror”.After his address, protesters outside the White House were cleared so the president could walk across the street to the two-century old St Johns church, hit with graffiti and partially damaged by fire during unrest on Sunday. President Donald Trump vowed Monday to order a military crackdown on once-in-a generation violent protests gripping the United States, saying he was sending thousands of troops onto the streets of the capital and threatening to deploy soldiers to states unable to regain control.The dramatic escalation came a week after the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who had been pinned down with a knee to the neck by a police officer — leading to the worst civil unrest in decades in New York, Los Angeles and dozens of other American cities. After being criticized for his silence on the worsening crisis, Trump struck a martial tone in a nationwide address from the White House as police fired tear gas on protesters outside.  Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden slammed Donald Trump Monday for “using the American military against the American people,” after the president vowed to order an army crackdown on sweeping civil unrest gripping the United States.”He tear-gassed peaceful protesters and fired rubber bullets. For a photo,” Biden tweeted, referring to Trump’s decision to use law enforcement — including military police — to clear protesters from in front of the White House so he could pose for photographs at a riot-damaged church nearby. “For our children, for the very soul of our country, we must defeat him,” Biden said. Topics :center_img “We have a great country,” Trump declared as he stood before the church’s boarded up windows, held up a Bible and posed for photographs.The backlash was swift.”What the president did today was he called out the American military against American citizens,” New York governor Andrew Cuomo said on Twitter. “He used the military to push out a peaceful protest so he could have a photo op at a church. It’s all just a reality TV show for this president.”Thousands of people have participated in the demonstrations against police brutality and racism across the country since Floyd’s killing.It was the most widespread unrest in the United States since 1968, when cities went up in flames over the slaying of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.Many of the demonstrations have been peaceful and marked by cathartic moments such as officers hugging tearful protesters and marching or kneeling alongside them.last_img read more

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 FCT Schools Hold Maiden Combined Taekwondo Training

first_imgBy Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaFour public schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) blazed the trail at the weekend when they held a joint training section on Taekwondo under the auspices of the Korean Cultural Centre with support from Korea Sports Promotion FoundationThe beneficiaries were Maitama Model Primary School, LEA Wuse 3 Primary School, LEA Wuse 5 Zone 1      Primary School and Model Junior Primary School, Maitama. The first combined Taekwondo training was coordinated by instructors from the Korean Cultural Centre, led by coach Mohammed Abdulmalik, a four degree blacker and taekwondo international referee.They were introduced to more advanced trainings and competitive activities that include Olympic-style sparring and Pomsae (forms) as well as to acquaint students with upcoming events.It was the first time the schools will come together for a combined training since the Korean Cultural Centre Nigeria in partnership with FCT Universal Basic Education Board in 2014 introduced Taekwondo in public schools in FCT.The programme is intended to expand and cover more schools within FCT. Abdulmalik, who boasted Nigeria will win a gold medal at Tokyo 2020 Olympics, said that they are considering holding a public school taekwondo tournament to enable the schools compete among one and others.“This programme was organised as most of them have not yet got the knowledge of how to use chest protector and are learning it. Taekwondo helps children build confidence, enhances discipline, sharpens mental alertness, enhances self-esteem, strengthens the mind and body and teaches self-defence. The whole essence of the program is to support grassroots sports and youth development in Nigeria and further strengthen the bilateral ties between the Republic of Korea and Nigeria and also make the coordinators to be part of the programme,”Ábdulmalik declared.He said the success of the programme in the next four years will depend on the commitment of the coaches and ability to attract more stakeholders into assisting the development of taekwondo.A teacher from LEA Primary School, Wuse 5 Zone 1, Mrs Rebecca Nweke, said 20 students from her school attended the training. She said taekwondo has a way of shaping students’ character, to control their emotion and use the game for self-defence.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Badgers hope to get back on track against Buckeyes

first_imgLetty Olivarez and the UW softball team will look to end an eight-game losing streak this weekend.[/media-credit]This week the University of Wisconsin softball team will resume Big Ten play as it hosts the Ohio State Buckeyes in a two game set on Saturday and Sunday at the Goodman Softball complex.The Buckeyes, ranked No. 15 in the country, have won nine games in a row and are 9-1 in Big Ten competition. The Buckeyes’ last blemish to their impressive 33-6 record came at the hands of the Iowa Hawkeyes nearly three weeks ago, when they lost 12-4. Conversely, in that same time span, the Badgers have struggled as the Buckeyes have excelled. After their April 1 series versus state rival UW-Green Bay, the Badgers have compiled a 1-9 record.One of the common denominators in all of Wisconsin’s losses has been an absence of offense. During that 10 game span, the team only managed to score more than two runs once while getting shut out six times. While their record doesn’t look too promising, the team isn’t devoid of players who are producing this year. Leadoff hitter Jen Krueger, not only leads the team with 16 stolen bases, but also guides the lineup with a .321 batting average.“Without Jen, I mean she’s the catalyst — she went 0-for-3 in that Penn State, you know and it killed us,” head coach Chandelle Schulte said. “The thing about Jen is she wants it bad.”In their last game versus Notre Dame, with the outfielders playing extremely shallow, Krueger surprised everyone when she showed some pop in her bat and slapped the pitch over the center fielder scoring a runner, and then raced around the bases with a stand up triple.Another bright spot on the team has been the play of junior Letty Olivarez from Newark, Calif. Before her last start against Notre Dame, Olivarez had accumulated an earned run average of 2.94 while striking out 119 batters and only walking 52.“I think Letty will tell you that she hasn’t performed as well as she could but from a coaching perspective she’s shown a huge improvement,” Schulte said. “We’re asking her to carry a lot on her back.”Opponents were only batting .248 off of her and many of her losses can be attributed to mental lapses from the defense behind her. She is also consistently batting in the heart of the Badger lineup, where she continues to be one of the team’s biggest home run threats. Olivarez leads the team in home runs with four, RBIs with 17, and is second in slugging percentage with a .378 clip.“I actually really enjoy hitting, it helps me keep my mind off my pitching and separate my two games from each other,” Olivarez said. “I like being one of the clean ups.”In the circle, Wisconsin pitchers Olivarez and Leah Vanevenhoven will have to contend with the Buckeyes’ most feared hitter, Sam Marder. She boasts a .389 average with 15 home runs and 36 RBIs as well as a .996 fielding percentage as the Ohio State catcher. In the circle, the struggling Badger offense will most likely need to square up against Kim Reeder, who has a 1.34 ERA and has notched a 17-3 overall record. Olivarez and Vanevenhoven will have their work cut out for them as the Buckeyes suit up four players with averages above .300.Recent history suggests the Badgers will be able to compete well with the highly touted Buckeyes. A year ago in Madison, the Badgers split the series with the Buckeyes, losing the first game to Kim Reeder, who conceded one run in her seven innings. Although they lost the first game, the Badgers showed some resilience when they came back to win the second game 4-3 behind a superb effort, which saw Olivarez strike out seven batters and surrender only three runs.last_img read more