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The 2020 Pasadena Showcase House of Design is Postponed, For Second Time

first_imgNon-Profits News The 2020 Pasadena Showcase House of Design is Postponed, For Second Time Virtual Gala and Sneak Peek Coming Soon STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, May 15, 2020 | 11:18 am 147 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 Community News HerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Woman Being Deceptive About Her Age Is Nothing New!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Ultimatums Are Unhealthy For RelationshipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuffcenter_img Subscribe CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  In light of the ongoing uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 situation, after careful consideration Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, (PSHA) has announced that they will further postpone the June 7 – 28 dates for the Pasadena Showcase House of Design.PSHA Benefit Chair, Jill Fosselman, says the organization remains committed and very excited to present the 2020 Pasadena Showcase House of Design.“We promise to do everything we can to bring about this year’s Showcase House while protecting health and safety,” she says. “Showcase has always been about aspirational design. This year we’re hopeful the complete story of Showcase will be inspirational,” she said.PSHA President, Vikki Sung, says the organization had to make the difficult decision and apologized for any inconvenience the delay may cause. “As a non-profit we still want to be able to fulfill our mission to raise money for music and the arts this year and in the future. We thank everyone for the loyalty and on-going support we have received and are looking forward to bringing our supporters a taste of Showcase as we develop a new plan.”PSHA’s main concern is the continued health and well-being of the extended Showcase family which includes guests, designers, trades, volunteers, vendors, members and the communities that host the beautiful design homes. PSHA will continue to diligently monitor the situation and will have new dates and event information by July 31, 2020, under the guidance of city, state and county health and safety mandates.Ticket holders won’t have to wait long to get a sneak peek of the house. Although PSHA assures that all tickets will be honored at the rescheduled home tour, those that have already purchased tickets will also be treated to a special bonus, a Virtual Gala planned for this summer.The special, live event will be a behind-the scenes look at the Showcase house and will offer a tour of the home in progress, interviews with designers, never-before-seen product demonstrations, musical performances and the kick off of an exciting online auction with unique items. Current ticket holders will be extended an invitation to join the event for free and others can purchase tickets at www.pasadenashowcase.org for $25.00 plus a small transaction fee.PSHA worked aggressively to ensure that construction safely continued in the design areas. Over the past two months, PSHA collaborated with the designers and their trades to follow all health and safety mandates, including requiring facial coverings, repeated hand sanitizing, severely reducing the number of and location of workers, and continued site inspection for compliance. “We were a construction site when we were hit by COVID-19, and as the Site Superintendent, I took my responsibility for the health and safety of our workers and volunteers seriously, says Jill Fosselman. “I am so grateful for everyone who chose to work at the site within the health and safety mandates, and so incredibly proud that we all pulled together safely to finish the construction. It’s an amazing family home that’s undergone significant upgrades and modernizations,” she says. “What I love most is that the improvements honor and respect the historic integrity of the home and original architectural vision.”The 2020 Showcase House of Design promises to be a special home tour worth waiting for. The Federal-country style home, designed by “Hollywood Society’s Architect” Gerard R. Colcord, is situated on park-like grounds in leafy north Arcadia. New for this year’s event is a schedule of onsite musical performances and PSHA remains hopeful the Saturday night concerts will continue as planned.To date, PSHA has raised more than $23 million from the Pasadena Showcase House of Design, PSHA’s only fundraiser. Money has gone to support music and art programs throughout Southern California as well as three of the organization’s own music programs, Music MobileTM, Youth Concert and an Instrumental Competition. Each year PSHA awards gifts and grants to a diverse list of local and regional non-profit organizations in support of their efforts in the community. PSHA also underwrites concerts to ensure that the joy of live music is available to a broad range of audiences. Its support of non-profit organizations enriches the community and provides opportunities for a variety of groups, from students to seniors, to learn, enjoy and grow from their experiences in these programs. In addition, PSHA has a longstanding history of supporting the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its community outreach programs.For more information on tickets and updates, please visit the website at www.pasadenashowcase.org. Business News Make a comment 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. Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDSlast_img read more

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UK government to consider society lottery reform

first_img StumbleUpon Submit Share National Lottery Community Fund issues £14m in Climate Action grants August 24, 2020 UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Camelot aims for ‘Big September’ supporting a high street recovery August 26, 2020 Related Articles Society Lotteries could be set for major reform, as the UK government embarks upon a consultation period relating to the amount of money that can be raised for good causes.Running for a period of ten weeks, and open to members of the public, a series of rises are to be considered, with the previous sales limit increase occurring in 2009.Government recommendations would see the maximum draw prize rise from its current limit of £400,000 to £500,000, whilst also asking for views on increasing the number of tickets society lotteries can sell to a value of £100m per year, in addition to the amount they can raise per draw to £5m.Regarding the consultation period, the government states that “Society lotteries play a vital part of the giving landscape by enabling charities and other societies, such as sports clubs, to run lotteries for good causes. The amount a society can raise is subject to limits of £4m sales per draw, £10m sales per year and a maximum prize of £400,000.“Our preferred options would allow a tenfold increase in the amount that a large society lottery can raise per year, bringing the annual limit to £100m. The per draw sales limit would rise to £5m and the maximum prize to £500,000.”Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, said: “Society lotteries make a vital difference to communities up and down the country. They raise hundreds of millions of pounds every year, supporting our veterans, lifeboats, hospices, air ambulances and many other great causes.“They are an important fundraising tool for charities and we want to ensure that both society lotteries and the National Lottery are able to thrive now and in the future.”Society lotteries, such as those run by charities The Health Lottery and People’s Postcode Lottery, raised over £255 million for good causes in 2016/17.The move would allow charities and community groups to increase fundraising methods through society lotteries, while protecting the National Lottery’s ability to raise money for good causes. Sharelast_img read more

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How Warriors plan to help DeMarcus Cousins adapt to their pace

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book.OAKLAND – The Warriors’ newest star player has yelled at officials over calls, teammates for not passing the ball and coaches for not featuring him correctly. But with DeMarcus Cousins finishing the final stages of his rehab of his left Achilles tendon, the Warriors do not sound worried one bit on how they will manage Cousin’s emotional outbursts.“DeMarcus is a great guy. …last_img read more

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JDF to get Equipment from British Government

first_imgThe Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) is to receive advanced stealth communications equipment and a language laboratory from the British Government. British High Commissioner to Jamaica, His Excellency Howard Drake, will make the presentation to National Security Minister, Hon. Peter Bunting and Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Antony Anderson, at a handing over ceremony on November 27, at the British High Commission, on Trafalgar Road in Kingston, commencing at 10:00 a.m. The equipment will consist of Personal Role Radios (PRR), which are expected to significantly enhance combat effectiveness of the JDF by providing effective and clear communication to soldiers doing front line duties. According to Captain Basil Jarrett, Civil/Military Co-operation Officer at the JDF, the donation will improve the JDF’s capability to communicate. “What it will do is improve the communications capability in the field for the infantryman.  It will not just replace the traditional methods of communicating, but it will improve how we’ve done things in the past. Operations will be much slicker, they’ll be more effectively applied, it will be better to co-ordinate troop movements and to promote safety as well,” he told JIS News. Captain Jarrett said that the language lab will improve skills in French and Spanish in the JDF, which will enhance their ability to engage and operate in the Caribbean area. Some two years ago the JDF soldiers were first responders on the ground in neighbouring Haiti, following a massive earthquake that devastated that country. When they arrived, they found that language was a major hurdle in executing their duties smoothly. “People forget just how difficult a situation we faced in Haiti. One of the things that Haiti highlighted to us was the need for soldiers to be able to function in an environment like that, by simply being able to communicate with the people on the ground and with the other coalition troops.  So, the language lab will improve our inter-operability with other forces in the Caribbean and extra-regionally,” he explained.last_img read more

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Driver Training Institute to Be Established at Brown’s Town Community College

first_imgThe Ministry of Labour and Social Security has intensified plans to establish a Driver Training Institute at the Brown’s Town Community College in St. Ann, to undertake the professional training of trailer drivers and transport mechanics.This initiative is expected to commence by September 2013, and has been boosted by the gift of a trailer/truck valued at CD$45,000.00 (approximately $4.5 million) to the Ministry by Canadian Employer, Trimac Group of Companies.The unit was handed over at a ceremony, held at Oceans 11Seafood Restaurant in Ocho Rios, on January 31.The programme, through which drivers and mechanics will be certified, was conceptualized in July last year when Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, visited Canada and saw the opportunities for trailer drivers and mechanics in that country’s trucking industry.Accepting the gift, Minister Kellier expressed appreciation to the Canadian Trimac Group of Companies, noting that it will be beneficial to both countries, in that drivers and mechanics who are trained and certified, could get an opportunity to work in Canada.“Jamaica and Canada have shared a very fruitful relationship over the past 50 years or so. The special bond that exists between the people of both countries is cherished, being a part of the Commonwealth where we share a common language,” the Minister said.He indicated that the Ministry of Labour and Social Security is prepared to continue to facilitate the operations that guided the programme into being, and challenged the main planners of the project to seek to move the numbers up and target at least 1,000 persons to be a part of the programme by the end of the year.For her part, Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, who is also Member of Parliament for South East St. Ann, where the project is scheduled to be carried out, told JIS News that she is pleased and very excited about the prospects of training and employment for young people in the area.“This is something that I have been pushing… and when the opportunity came up, I indicated that we had the perfect place, the infrastructure and the road network and buildings,” she said.last_img read more

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