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Pasadena Police Monitoring Situation at Local Gun Store

first_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Herbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty On Tuesday, Pasadena Police Chief John Perez said that the city’s police department is monitoring a local gun store in conjunction with the state’s Safe at Home order.The order mandates all non-essential businesses close to help preserve social distancing. However, so far no decision has been made on gun stores, according to Perez.Perez said he drove by Turner’s Outdoorsman on Arroyo Parkway to personally assess things on Tuesday.“We are monitoring the situation,” Perez told Pasadena Now. “There is not a wave of people there buying guns,” Perez said. “We are waiting for some guidance from the state. They know our concern but a determination has not been made.”A store manager at Turner’s Outdoorsman answered the phone on Tuesday, but would not say if the store was open or would be closing and referred all calls to the company’s headquarters located in San Bernardino County.No one picked up the phone when Pasadena Now called the business headquarters.It is not known if other outlets that sell firearms remain open.According to the city’s order people are required to remain at home as much as possible and practice social distancing. Like the orders released by the county, Los Angeles and Long Beach, the city’s order does not require gun stores to close, however gun stores do not appear on the list of essential businesses that can continue to operate.The mandates were issued to help stop the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus. As of Tuesday afternoon at least 414,000 people were infected globally. In Pasadena, six people have tested positive for the virus.The order has been revised once. In that revision, beauty shops and barber shops were ordered to close.Earlier in the day, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva demanded gun stores shut down or be fined, or risk losing their business license.Villanueva said Tuesday that the stores are violating the county and state order that only allows essential businesses to operate during the Safe at Home order.Pasadena has its own police force, and Villanueva cannot close businesses here.“We will be closing them, they are not an essential function,” Villanueva told Fox11 about gun shops. “I’m a supporter of the Second Amendment, I’m a gun owner myself, but now you have the mixture of people that are not formerly gun owners and you have a lot more people at home. Public Safety Pasadena Police Monitoring Situation at Local Gun Store Turner’s Outdoorsman can remain open for now By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 1:11 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News center_img Community News Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 51 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business Newslast_img read more

Bright bridges idea gets go-ahead

first_imgAdvertisement WhatsApp Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live A DREAM about a beloved cousin lost to suicide which prompted a Limerick schoolgirl to start a suicide prevention project has led to the fulfillment of her dream.Limerick City and County Council have agreed to allow light boxes be placed on Limerick’s bridges, with positive messages of support for people in despair and darkness.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Katie Whelan from Rhebogue came up with the idea and with the help of Cllr Daniel Butler (FG) met this week with council staff to explain the idea and got the go-ahead.‘I’m absolutely delighted,” she told the Limerick Post.“Next step is find someone who will make the boxes for me – they have to be watertight and very durable to withstand conditions on the bridges”.See the next edition of the Limerick Post for full story Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print TAGSfeaturedKatie WhelanlimerickSarsfield bridgesuicide center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articlePictures – Action from UCD Marian’s 81-70 win over UL Eagles in National CupNext articlePictures – Action from Killester’s 68-67 win over UL Huskies in Women’s National Cup Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email NewsBreaking newsBright bridges idea gets go-aheadBy Bernie English – January 12, 2015 805 last_img read more

Angels win on walk-off in Shohei Ohtani’s spring training debut

first_imgTHE GAME: Zach Gibbons had a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Angels to a 6-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday afternoon at Tempe Diablo Stadium. The Angels have split their first two games of the spring, with both being decided in the bottom of the ninth.PITCHING REPORT: After right-hander Shohei Ohtani gave up two runs in 1-1/3 innings, striking out two, the Angels turned the game over to a group of relievers, including a few who are likely to be part of their big league bullpen. … Right-hander Jim Johnson pitched a perfect inning in his Angels debut. … Right-hander Blake Wood gave up two runs. One scored on a bloop single that dropped in shallow left, over a drawn-in infield. He then gave up a double off the left-field fence. … Right-hander Noe Ramirez pitched a scoreless inning.PreviousA bat boy delivers balls to the umpire during the Angels’ game at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Michael Hermosillo steals second as the Milwaukee Brewers’ Mauricio Dubon awaits the throw in the second inning at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Former Angels’ Jose Molina and Vladimir Guerrero share a laugh after the ceremonial first pitch before the Angels’ game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Angels’ Shohei Ohtani throws to the plate during his Cactus League debut against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Michael Hermosillo heads to first in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Luis Valbuena scores past Brewers’ catchers Manny Pina on a Martin Maldonado single in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani is welcomed into the dugout after the first inning during his Cactus League debut against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Colin Walsh drops a pop fly against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani throws to the plate during his Cactus League debut against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Jose Fernandez can’t get the Milwaukee Brewers’ Keon Broxton out at second on a fourth inning steal at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani listens to the National Anthem with his teammates before his Cactus League debut against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Michael Hermosillo strikes out swinging in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Eduardo Paredes throws to the plate against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Noe Ramirez throws to the plate against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Martin Maldonado chats with Jose Molina before their game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ line up on the rail for their Cactus League home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Martin Maldonado catches a foul ball by the Milwaukee Brewers’ Manny Pina in the first inning at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)An Angels’ fan gets tossed a ball during their game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Blake Wood throws to the plate against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Colin Walsh (51) and Michael Hermosillo can’t reach this pop fly against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)A Brewers’s fan watches their game against the Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani greets owner Arte Moreno before making his Cactus League debut against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Angel fans look for baseballs during their Cactus League home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Two Brewers fans catch a nap in the outfield during the Angels’ game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Angel fans look for autographs at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Angel fans look for autographs at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Angel fans look for free t-shirts before the Cactus League opener at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)A Power Player throws out free t-shirts before the Angels’ game at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)Shadows and seeds in front of the dugout before the Angels’ game at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)A bat boy delivers balls to the umpire during the Angels’ game at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)The Angels’ Michael Hermosillo steals second as the Milwaukee Brewers’ Mauricio Dubon awaits the throw in the second inning at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 29The Angels’ Michael Hermosillo steals second as the Milwaukee Brewers’ Mauricio Dubon awaits the throw in the second inning at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan/Orange County Register/SCNG)ExpandHITTING REPORT: Luis Valbuena yanked a double down the right-field line, accompanied by his customary bat flip. In his next trip, he bunted against the shift for a single. Valbuena had bunted for hits four times in 2016, but none in his first year with the Angels, in 2017. … Martin Maldonado drove in two runs with a bloop single in the first inning. … Jahmai Jones had a hit that got past the right fielder and went for a triple.DEFENSE REPORT: Catcher Martin Maldonado threw out one of two runners trying to steal. He also made an errant throw that led to a run when he was trying to nail a runner moving up on a wild pitch… Center fielder Jones appeared to lose a fly ball in the sun, allowing it to drop for a triple. UP NEXT: Angels (Garrett Richards) vs. Padres (Bryan Mitchell), Sunday, noon PT, Tempe Diablo Stadium, Fox Sports West/KLAA (830 AM) Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Prateik’s birthday bash cost him heavily!

first_imgPrateik BabbarPrateik Babbar’s 25th birthday celebration recently cost him dear, but the young actor is not complaining. Son of late actress Smita Patil and actor-turned MP Raj Babbar, Prateik, who stars with Aamir Khan in Dhobi Ghat recently entered his 25th year on November 28, had quite a lavish bash.According to sources to the actor, Prateik had not planned anything on his birthday. “He went to a popular joint in the suburbs with one of his friends. He casually announced that it was his birthday, and therefore he would buy drinks for everybody present there. Prateik was greeted by loud cheering by everybody present there,” sources added.But to his shock, Prateik was presented a bill of Rs 70,000. “He took it sportingly, and footed the bill without any complaints,” sources said.last_img read more

Sports organisation brings joy into lives of ‘special’ children in Delhi

first_imgCan and able: Mentally challenged children in Delhi prepare for the GamesTushar Bhatia’s eyes, twinkling from behind thick glasses, and the unruly black hair covering his forehead make him look like a chubby Harry Potter, straight out of a J.K. Rowling book.Like any other 11-year-old, life centres on school. The,Can and able: Mentally challenged children in Delhi prepare for the GamesTushar Bhatia’s eyes, twinkling from behind thick glasses, and the unruly black hair covering his forehead make him look like a chubby Harry Potter, straight out of a J.K. Rowling book.Like any other 11-year-old, life centres on school. The class he enjoys most is computers; he has recently learnt a lot about making files. He is fond of music and dance and admires Shah Rukh Khan’s brand of footloose eurhythmics.Some day when he is “grown up” and has “a big black moustache” he might marry Rani Mukherjee, his Bollywood dream girl. Among other things he loves, mention sports and Tushar’s face lights up-he enjoys being on the field with the wind in his hair. But he is not just another child treading the usual path of school, college and a white-collar job. Tushar is “special”.The endearing things he says have to be heard carefully, or you might miss their meaning completely. And you might have to repeat yourself a few times before he is able to respond.Tushar is one of the thousands of children born every year with various types of brain damage. He attends classes at Tamana, one of Delhi’s dozen or so “Special Schools”. Life for these children and their parents is hard. It is a continuous battle against odds that are as intimidating as they are disheartening.Just about a year ago, however, preparations began for an event that is today bringing ringing laughter (not unaccompanied by tears of joy and pride for parents) into their lives-the National Games 2002 organised by the Special Olympics Bharat (SOB), the Indian chapter of the organisation that holds an international sports meet called the Special Olympics for “special” children.Twelve sport disciplines ranging from the standard track-and-field and basketball to specially formulated ones like “floor hockey” (similar to ice hockey but played on a smooth, non-ice surface) and the 100 m “walk” are all part of the schedule. Athletes selected in this meet will represent India at the Special Olympics in Dublin, Ireland, next year.advertisementThere is great enthusiasm for the event after SOB took some radical decisions last year. While the SOB is no newcomer to India (it has been around for almost 20 years), the participation level had been deeply disappointing, leaving organisers wondering what they had to do to make it an event that would make a difference in the lives of these children.First, SOB shifted its headquarters from Bangalore to Delhi. State committees to organise sports were set up in 26 states. The professional approach paid rich dividends. From a few thousands over the years, the SOB movement managed an explosion of registrations, with 20,000 special participants registering by the beginning of 2002.Special camps focusing on training parents and volunteers as coaches for special children were organised with experts coming from Washington. A huge public-relations drive was undertaken.SOB approached state governments for their cooperation in holding the National Games 2002, which were held in seven cities-Chennai, Pondicherry, Kochi, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad and Delhi- through September and October.The focus is not “faster, higher, stronger”. It’s about giving every special child a chance to be cheered by onlookers, to be a part of a movement and feel as if he or she belongs.There is an instant sparkle in Tushar’s eyes as he describes how he took part in the inaugural torch run in Delhi on September 7 and actually got to hold the torch. Sonia Singh, 25, who has participated in the track-and-field events in the past few years, is looking forward to her events this year as well.”I’m definitely going to win a medal,” she says, busy training with obvious enjoyment at Delhi’s National Stadium despite sneakers that are torn and a wish for “a new T-shirt”. Piyush Jain, another Delhi participant, is competing in the 100 m walk. He grins indulgently at Sonia’s wish, almost as if to say, “Girls! Always wanting new clothes,” and continues with his warm-up exercises.SOB coach Harpreet Singh says that participating alone can make a world of difference to the child. He recalls how many of those who took part in the games earlier came out of the experience with a new confidence and began responding with surprising success to their school curriculum.Some participants of previous years have since left their special schools to go out and take up employment in the outside world. Says SOB Chairman Air Marshal (Retd) Denzil Keelor: “These children are beautiful and talented too. They just need to be given a chance and they will amaze you with what they can do.” Such is the magic of the Special Olympics. Young Tushar, for one, would agree.advertisementlast_img read more

HMD teases most awaited phone launch in India, Nokia 6.1 Plus expected

first_imgHMD has started teasing its next Nokia phone launch in India. The event, that is set for August 21, will likely see the launch of the Nokia 6.1 Plus, although the company is yet to confirm the device. But based on past reports and the fact that HMD is calling it “the most awaited phone,” all fingers point to the Nokia 6.1 Plus. The mid-range phone was first launched in China as the Nokia X6 following which the company decided to bring it to other markets.The Nokia 6.1 Plus aka Nokia X6 has been one of the most popular Nokia phones this year and fans around the world have requested HMD to launch it in markets outside China. HMD recently announced the device in Hong Kong and is expected to come to a few more markets including India, as per reports a few weeks ago. The Nokia 6.1 Plus support page has been live on the Nokia India site for sometime now. Earlier this week, global variants of the Nokia 6.1 Plus were spotted on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications suggesting it’s ready for its global launch.We are thrilled to bring you the Nokia smartphones event for the most awaited phone. Stay tuned to #BringItOn with #NokiaMobile pic.twitter.com/v1ZHBnTSriNokia Mobile India (@NokiamobileIN) August 16, 2018The teaser by HMD shows a silhouette of what could be the Nokia 6.1 Plus along with the hashtag #BringItOn. The device is notable for being the first Nokia phone with a display notch. It brings an edge-to-edge display along with an all-glass design that gives it a premium look for a an affordable mid-range smartphone.advertisementThe Nokia 6.1 Plus sports a 5.8-inch FHD+ (1080×2280) 19:9 display and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. This is offered with 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is also an Android One device which means stock Android Ore out of the box with a promise of timely security updates and Android 9 Pie and Android Q in the future.The dual camera system on the Nokia 6.1 Plus includes a primary 16-megapixel sensor and a secondary 5-megapixel sensor. Housed within the notch on the front is a 16-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The cameras get some AI support as well which helps improve image quality and bokeh effect. The dual-SIM Nokia 6.1 Plus houses a 3,060mAh battery with support for fast charging via USB Type-C.The device falls in the lower mid-range segment and we expect it to be priced under Rs 20,000 when it launches in India. The device should slot somewhere between the Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7 Plus. The Nokia 6.1 Plus will take on the recently launched Xiaomi Mi A2 Android One phone and the upcoming Moto G6 Plus, among others.ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi A2 is now in India, but should you wait for Nokia 6.1 Pluslast_img read more

Effective Social Interventions can Transform Communities – Sweeney

first_img As it relates to youth programmes and training initiatives, Mr. Sweeney informed that “we identified a strong youthful population there, especially within the age range of 15 to 24 years, and a number of youth within the community need to be attached to programmes, whether secondary school, vocational, tertiary, internships and jobs”. Deputy Chairman, Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) Social Intervention Committee, Omar Sweeney, says effective implementation of community-redevelopment, citizen-security and public-safety initiatives can significantly transform vulnerable and volatile communities. Mr. Sweeney said the objective of the interventions is to effect change and provide relief to residents. He said the services being delivered will empower people to solve their own problems and, ultimately, uplift their community. Story Highlights Deputy Chairman, Zones of Special Operations (ZOSOs) Social Intervention Committee, Omar Sweeney, says effective implementation of community-redevelopment, citizen-security and public-safety initiatives can significantly transform vulnerable and volatile communities.Speaking in a recent JIS ‘Issues and Answers’ interview, Mr. Sweeney pointed out that communities have already been benefiting from social-intervention activities and engagements being undertaken by various government agencies as a means of effecting positive changes.He said that through the work of the committee, the agencies that are operating in these volatile areas every day “will now have a coordinated approach in providing the intervention that is needed, whether through work on the physical environment, skills and educational development or social services”.Mr. Sweeney told JIS News that the social-intervention activities being implemented in Mount Salem in St. James, where the first ZOSO is in effect, are expected to serve as the blueprint for similar activities in other areas.He noted that three major areas of focus were identified for Mount Salem. These are enhancement of the physical environment, youth engagement programmes and civil registration.In terms of the physical environment, he outlined that initiatives are focused on sanitation, solid-waste removal, utility regularisation, bushing, improving road conditions and street lighting for public safety.As it relates to youth programmes and training initiatives, Mr. Sweeney informed that “we identified a strong youthful population there, especially within the age range of 15 to 24 years, and a number of youth within the community need to be attached to programmes, whether secondary school, vocational, tertiary, internships and jobs”.He said that “once we put them in the programme and they have matriculated out of the programme, we say to these entities and employers that we are the reference; I know where this person lives… I know where they come from… I know what they have been trained in”.Mr. Sweeney added that with this approach, the youth will develop trust and confidence in the system, knowing that their address will not be an inhibitor after they have invested their time and effort in a training programme.In addition, he noted, they would have seen others in the community getting sustainable jobs and engagements after they have gone through these State-provided programmes.In terms of civil registration, some of these services were delivered at a two-day community fair, where a number of entities were on hand to process important documents for residents, who also benefited from free medical and dental checks.The entities included the Registrar General’s Department (RGD), HEART Trust/NTA, National Youth Service (NYS), Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), and the Ministry of National Security and its agencies.“So, it was about processing birth certificates, passports, voter’s identification, driver’s licence to ensure that persons have proper identification. If we know who you are, if we know your demographics, your personal situation, then we can better serve you and mobilise the type of agencies, or direct you to them,” the Deputy Chairman reasoned.Mr. Sweeney said the objective of the interventions is to effect change and provide relief to residents. He said the services being delivered will empower people to solve their own problems and, ultimately, uplift their community.“When you leave a community such as Mount Salem, you want to return and see the community almost empty in the daytime because those people are at jobs, there is good infrastructure, there is social cohesion within the community and there are no zinc-fence structures, but (instead) lines of visibility where you can interact from your home to the street,” Mr. Sweeney noted.The Social Intervention Committee is charged with developing a sustainable development plan, which will include addressing issues related to health, the environment, social improvement, infrastructural development, education and economic development.This is in keeping with the clear, hold-and-build strategy aimed at containing crime while safeguarding the rights of citizens and promoting sustainable community development.last_img read more

WOMEN BEHIND CANADIAN TV LAINIE KNOX

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Lainie Knox Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The TV Junkies: Can you share some about your background with us? Did you always want to work behind the camera?Lainie Knox: Yes, I think I always wanted to be behind the camera, I just didn’t really know how to go about it. When I was in university I did a double major in communication studies and environmental studies, and I really really wanted to make nature/travel/human rights documentaries. David Suzuki was my hero and I wanted to work on shows like that quite badly. I went to school in Montreal, which was quite economically depressed at the time, and I wasn’t a francophone so I never really imagined myself staying there. I always knew that I would move to Toronto. The industry was busy and the economy was booming. It felt like the place to be. So I moved right after school and did anything I could in the industry. None of it was any actual production and it was actually very challenging to get any experience on set at the time. I just did admin/PA work until I got a job on a TV show as a 2nd assistant editor, logging footage for a kids’ wildlife show.There I got to see how “it” all worked. While doing the job I was hired to do, I made it clear to the producer that I was very interested in camera. The crew came back to Canada and I was hired as the PA, driver, gear humper, slater etc. I worked 18-20 hour days all summer and was happy as a clam doing it. After a season or two with that show, I took The CSC Camera Assistant course — the only course back in the day — and sponged up all the info, met some great people I still know and work with, and learned a lot. I started 2nd assisting for someone I met there on shorts, music videos, low budget shows and then my focus puller went into the union so he was sending me his non-union work to focus pull, so I upgraded myself and taught myself how to do it, quickly. [laughs]Later, I joined the union as a 1st and did about a film a year, but I mainly lived in commercials and music videos. The DPs I worked with were just in that world, which I am grateful for because I think being in those realms can be more creative in many ways. Music videos are/were especially more free and creative. There’s less at stake. All that time I was always working on my own projects and trying to DP/operate more. Then I got a call to operate from a DP I had focus pulled for numerous times. He knew I was driven to operate and he is the one who offered me my first show, Season 1 of Killjoys. Now I shoot 2nd unit on the show for him and I get to play and learn and it’s a lot of fun. Many people are drawn to working in television because of its collaborative nature. Working on a show really can make you feel like a part of one giant family, and since you often have to spend a lot of time and work very long hours with that family, it’s important to like them. That importance of finding good collaborators is a lesson that camera operator Lainie Knox has learned time and again throughout her career.Knox has worked her way up from a PA on set to operating the “A” camera on shows like CBC’s Workin’ Moms. In addition to the comedy series, Knox also just wrapped shooting Season 2 of ANNE and will soon return to Killjoys, where she served as “B” camera operator last season.Knox also recently with The TV Junkies as part of our Women Behind Canadian TV series to further discuss her career. She recalled for us how she has found herself at times as the only female technician on set, but has been lucky to surround herself with supportive colleagues, regardless of gender. She also talked about working on shows with female showrunners and how she thinks more women are getting into tech roles.center_img Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook read more