Lozano Smith and Gutierrez, Preciado & House, LLP Form Strategic Alliance

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Top of the News HerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News More Cool Stuff Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Nohemi Gutierrez Ferguson and Lou Lozano. Photo by Lozano Smith, LLPLozano Smith, LLP and Gutierrez, Preciado & House, LLP (GPH) announced a strategic alliance confirming the two long-standing firms have become Of Counsel to each other. The relationship combines Lozano Smith’s extensive experience and reputation working with education and other public agencies with GPH’s deep employment and litigation expertise to offer unparalleled legal services and counsel to clients throughout the state.Lozano Smith is a full-service education and public agency law firm serving hundreds of California’s K-12 and community college districts, universities, and numerous cities, counties, and special districts for the past 25 years. The firm’s expertise includes, but is not limited to, personnel matters, labor relations, real property and construction matters, constitutional issues, special education, student discipline, school funding, charter schools, higher education, bond elections, governance, and litigation in all areas of representation. Lozano Smith has offices in eight California locations: Fresno, Los Angeles, Monterey, Redding, Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Rosa and Walnut Creek.“With our new affiliation, Lozano Smith and GPH together will bring clients greater accessibility to resources and expertise, coupled with our dedicated focus on labor-related services for public agencies,” said Nohemi Gutierrez Ferguson, Partner at GPH. “Our overarching goal is to be an all-inclusive partner to our clients in fulfilling their mission by providing high quality, timely and cost-effective legal services.”Based in Pasadena, Gutierrez, Preciado & House, LLP has devoted its practice to representing employers and public entities in Southern California since 1994. GPH emphasizes the defense of employment and municipal liability lawsuits, employment law training issues and investigation of personnel matters. The firm has defended over 500 cases under the federal and state anti-discrimination laws, including claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. GPH has also defended over 30 wage and hour lawsuits and provides daily advice to their clients on wage and hour rule compliance.“We at Lozano Smith believe that the culture of GPH is a strong match with our firm,” said Lou Lozano, Partner at Lozano Smith. “Practicing law at the highest level of quality and ethics, and centered on the best interests of our clients, is a core principle of our firms. Together we will continue to offer our clients the benefits of our core principles, as well as broader resources, which will produce the results and cost effectiveness our clients have come to expect from us.”More information about both firms is available at http://www.gphlawyers.com and http://www.lozanosmith.com. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business Newsmaker Lozano Smith and Gutierrez, Preciado & House, LLP Form Strategic Alliance Relationship expands presence in California and employment expertise within education and public agency law From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | 3:11 pm 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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

Testing the importance of precipitation loss mechanisms in the inner radiation belt

first_imgManmade control of the radiation belts for the protection of space-based infrastructure has been suggested on the basis of theoretical calculations. In this paper we put forward an experimental test of the relative importance of either whistler-induced electron precipitation (WEP) or manmade VLF transmitters as the most significant inner radiation belt loss mechanisms for 2 < L < 2.4. The experimental identification of seasonality in inner radiation belt electrons lifetimes would provide strong evidence for the relative significance of WEP- or manmade transmitter-driven losses depending on the relative phasing found.last_img

Mesosphere-to-stratosphere descent of odd nitrogen in February-March 2009 after sudden stratospheric warming

first_imgWe use the 3-D FinROSE chemistry transport model (CTM) and Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment Fourier Transform Spectrometer (ACE-FTS) observations to study connections between atmospheric dynamics and middle atmospheric NOx (NOx = NO+NO2) distribution. Two cases are considered in the northern polar regions: (1) descent of mesospheric NOx in February-March 2009 after a major sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) and, for comparison, (2) early 2007 when no NOx descent occurred. The model uses the European Centre for Medium-Range-Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) operational data for winds and temperature, and we force NOx at the model upper altitude boundary (80 km) with ACE-FTS observations. We then compare the model results with ACE-FTS observations at lower altitudes. For the periods studied, geomagnetic indices are low, which indicates absence of local NOx production by particle precipitation. This gives us a good opportunity to study effects of atmospheric transport on polar NOx. The model results show no NOx descent in 2007, in agreement with ACE-FTS. In contrast, a large amount of NOx descends in February-March 2009 from the upper to lower mesosphere at latitudes larger than 60 degrees N, i.e. inside the polar vortex. Both observations and model results suggest NOx increases of 150-200 ppb (i.e. by factor of 50) at 65 km due to the descent. However, the model underestimates the amount of NOx around 55 km by 40-60 ppb. According to the model results, chemical loss of NOx is insignificant during the descent period, i.e. polar NOx is mainly controlled by dynamics. The descent is terminated and the polar NOx amounts return to pre-descent levels in mid-March, when the polar vortex breaks. The break-up prevents the descending NOx from reaching the upper stratosphere, where it could participate in catalytic ozone destruction. Both ACE-FTS observations and FinROSE show a decrease of ozone of 20-30% at 30-50 km from mid-February to mid-March. In the model, these ozone changes are not related to the descent but are due to solar activation of halogen and NOx chemistry.last_img read more

Heisman contender Tua Tagovailoa carted off with hip injury

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Phil Ellsworth / ESPN Images(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was carted off the field after suffering an apparent hip injury during Saturday’s game against Mississippi State.With three minutes left in the first half, Tagovailoa was taken down by a pair of MSU defenders. He was unable to put pressure on his right leg as trainers helped him to his feet.He also suffered a bloody nose on the play.Alabama head coach Nick Saban told ESPN’s Molly McGrath that Tagovailoa was set to come out of the game following that drive. Saban had kept him in the game to practice a two-minute drill.Alabam was leading 35-7 at the time. “We’ve got to block them better so he doesn’t get sacked,” Saban added. “It’s too bad.”McGrath reported that Tagovailoa was screaming in pain as he was lifted onto the cart.Saban later called the injury “probably something that could be serious.”Tagovailoa was considered a serious contender for the Heisman Trophy this season, and could be a top-10 pick in next year’s NFL Draft. Earlier this year he missed one game after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lundcenter_img November 16, 2019 /Sports News – National Heisman contender Tua Tagovailoa carted off with hip injurylast_img read more

Brexit Britain getting a bit much for you? Try a career in France!

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Brexit Britain getting a bit much for you? Try a career in France! previous nextAgencies & PeopleBrexit Britain getting a bit much for you? Try a career in France!Agents looking for a bit of gallic colour are being invited to apply for jobs at an Anglo-French estate agency operating here and over the Channel.Nigel Lewis25th February 20210716 Views An estate agency in France established 15 years ago by two London-resident Frenchman is on the hunt for UK agents who fancy a more gallic lifestyle.Sextant Properties, which has offices in London and Paris and is registered in the UK has been growing rapidly and is already one the leading agencies in France.It is now on the hunt for British agents to join its existing 230-strong team to handle the continuing high level of enquiries and buyers looking to purchase property over the channel.The company claims to have increased its network by 40% over the past 12 months and its sales by 18% despite the challenges of Brexit and the constrains on Brits living there now that the UK has left the EU.Brits wishing to live in France who do not have residency or dual nationality are now only allowed to live in France for six months of the year, and only for three months at a time.“To meet the demand and reflect our target audience, we are keen to establish relationships with English-speaking estate agents,” says co-founder Matthieu Cany (pictured).“Our goal is to have a total of 300 estate agents under the Sextant brand by the end of 2021 and cover 90% of France’s regions.”Unusually, Sextant Properties is a member of both the NAEA and its French counterpart, SNPI.“Successful candidates should be passionate about France and the French property market and go above and beyond when it comes to customer satisfaction,” adds Cany.Recruits will receive in-house training on the French market and also lessons on how to speak – or improve – their French.Agents interested in a Gallic move should email the company direct.Read more about working in France as a British agent.France Matthieu Cany Sextant Properties February 25, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Defence Council Approves Navy Plan to Buy Six Second-Hand Submarines from Germany

first_img Share this article View post tag: approves View post tag: from April 26, 2011 The Defence Council yesterday approved a navy plan to buy six second-hand submarines from Germany for almost 8 billion baht…(bangkokpost)[mappress]Source: bangkokpost, April 26, 2011 View post tag: plan View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Council View post tag: Defence Authorities View post tag: Six Back to overview,Home naval-today Defence Council Approves Navy Plan to Buy Six Second-Hand Submarines from Germany View post tag: Germany View post tag: buy Defence Council Approves Navy Plan to Buy Six Second-Hand Submarines from Germany View post tag: Second-Hand View post tag: Submarines View post tag: Navy View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Kevin R. Koch, President & CEO, Koch Enterprises Is The “Living Outside The Box” Series Speaker

first_img“Living Outside The Box” Speakers Series Is Sponsored By The City-County ObserverSteve Hammer the Chairman of the “Living Outside The Box” speaker series announced that this event will be held on Wednesday, August 2st in the private banquet room at Biaggi restaurant starting at noon and is booked to capacity.Mr. Hammer also stated that “this lunch started out as an invitation-only event. But it got out of control when we started to receive many requests from interested people that wanted to attend this worthy community function”. “We originally planned to invite 40 guests `to this event but it quickly multiplies to 60 plus guests.  Even more amazing is we now have a waiting list of people who want to attend the next “Living Outside The Box” speakers series event scheduled for September 2019″.Steve Hammer announced that Kevin R. Koch, President & CEO, Koch Enterprises, Inc.will be our guest speaker for the August 21st event.Kevin Koch is President and Chief Executive Officer of Koch Enterprises, Inc. (KEI) located in Evansville, Indiana. Koch Enterprises is a holding company that operates seven distinct businesses and employs approximately 2,800 team members. Prior to being named president, he served in various capacities within the Koch Enterprises’ family of companies beginning in 1999. These roles included president and Chief Executive Officer of Brake Supply Company and several management positions at Gibbs Die Casting Corporation based in Henderson, Kentucky.Before joining Koch Enterprises, he gained experience at Electronic Data Systems, Ford Motor Company and Westinghouse (now Siemens) in engineering, purchasing, and marketing.Kevin currently serves on for-profit company boards including Koch Enterprises and its subsidiaries and Jasper Engines and Transmissions.Kevin has served on many community boards including the Catholic Foundation and Tri-State World Trade Network. Kevin is the past chair of the United Way campaign of SW Indiana. He currently serves on boards of the EDC of SW Indiana, Koch Foundation, Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville, Evansville Regional Business Committee, Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches, St. Benedicts Cathedral School and University of Evansville Board of Trustees. He is currently a member of YPO Bluegrass.Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Indiana University.Kevin married to Margaret Koch and they have two wonderful and busy daughters who are 11 and 9 years old.  They both attend St. Bens Catholic school. Event Chairman Steve Hammer stated “that our monthly speaker series will focus on homegrown businesses successes and challenges. Mr. Hammer says; “Living Outside The Box” speakers series will feature unique and insightful stories of success and perseverance from prominent business leaders that tend to fly under the public radar.”City-County Observer Publisher, Ron Cosby also added; “We understand that there are a lot of successful entrepreneurs who, because of economic, technological, or political challenges, have experienced a negative impact on their businesses.”   “We are going to actively search for local business people who went through economic adversity due to bureaucratic restrictions, governmental intervention, or increased competition, but had the good business sense to “Living Outside The Box” to allow their products or services to continue to thrive. We also hope that this will turn out to be a great resource for locally owned and developing businesses.”For additional information concerning our next ‘Living Outside The Box” speaker event please contract Steve Hammer by calling him at 812-589-3802.FOOTNOTE: Get your own copy of “Living Outside the Box” by Joe Jack Wallace please click the link below.https://www.amazon.com/Living-Outside-Box-outside-courage/dp/1092964894/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Fewer Traffic Lights for Winter as Signals Turn Flashing

first_imgAn off-season drive to the south end of Ocean City will be a little quicker and smoother from now through March.Full traffic signals at the following intersections will be set on flashing mode:18th Street and Central Avenue34th Street and Central Avenue24th Street and Bay Avenue40th Street and West Avenue46th Street and West Avenue52nd Street and West Avenue18th Street and Wesley AvenueThe red flashing signals will face the numbered cross-streets, and the yellow signals will face the through traffic on the avenues.The change is based on “substantially reduced traffic volume during the off-season,” according to the Ocean City Police Department.The signals on the county roads of West Avenue and Bay Avenue (noted above) have been changed to flashing since 2011. City Council last year approved adding the two Central Avenue and the Wesley Avenue intersections. The full traffic signal at 18th Street and Wesley Avenue in Ocean City will be set to flashing mode until March.last_img read more

Loaf in the spotlight

first_imgwith research, but does the rest of the industry agree, asks Andrew WilliamsIn a scenario akin to a dinghy playing chicken with a juggernaut, organic baker Andrew Whitley has published a passionate and controversial book, Bread Matters, slating plant-baking methods and the mass-produced loaf.Armed with a slingshot of publicity and a few carefully-chosen missiles – so far, a Radio 4 debate and articles in the nationals entitled ’The poisonous truth about our daily bread’ and ’The shocking truth about bread’ – the effect has been a potentially damaging broadside to the plant-baking industry’s boughs. At least as far as public perceptions are concerned.At the heart of Whitley’s claims is the impact on the nutritional qualities of the humble loaf following the introduction of the Chorleywood Bread Process (CBP), which did away with long fermentation times in the 1960s through high-speed mixing. He also criticises enzymes and other ingredients outside the trinity of flour, water and salt – yeast excepted.He alleges that plant-produced breads could be behind a whole host of nasty afflictions, from irritable bowel syndrome, candidiasis, Crohn’s disease and constipation to wheat allergies. This forceful polemic raises a prickly question: with no-time dough processes accounting for most of the bread we eat, does the baking industry have a case to answer?”The baking industry must respond to the growing body of research that is charting the profound unhealthiness of making bread quickly,” says Whitley.Although the ’big three’ bakeries – Warburtons, British Bakeries and Allied Bakeries – declined to comment, David Roberts, chairman of plant producer Roberts Bakeries, who went head-to-head with Whitley in a recent radio debate, insists the ingredient-approval process is rigorous enough to pick up any potential health risks. “All foodstuffs, and bread is no exception, are subject to a regime of such analytical intensity that no element of the ingredients, from wheat and flour to enzyme preparation, is without both its safety and processing need being scrutinised and subject to a stringent approval process,” he says.The CBP produces a wholesome, nutritious bread that offers convenience and availability, he adds. Would all consumers want the product that craft bakers offer? Would they be happy to shop daily for bread? Where would we find the skilled bakers to meet this shift? And would the consumer pay the price?Meanwhile, those bastions of traditional bread – France and Germany – are seeing numbers of craft bakeries decline as shopping and eating habits favour plant-baked products.”The irony is that plant-baking is based on an understanding of the underlying principles of breadmaking, while craft bread production is based on myth, magic and word of mouth,” says Stan Cauvain of bakery consultants BakeTran, formerly of Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association.”Does Whitley’s belief of the unacceptable nature of rapid production times in breadmaking apply to the manufacture of traditional flat breads in the Middle East and elsewhere, where the transition of flour to bread may take less than half the time of that for UK plant bread?”Surely, the message we as a baking industry – and this includes Andrew – should be sending out is that bread, in its many forms, is good for consumers and let consumers decide for themselves what bread they prefer to eat and where they purchase it from.””Judgments about ingredients should take into account the whole food; an enzyme may be harmless in itself but may be used to make an undesirable product,” says Andrew Whitley.Because enzymes are not declared on the ingredients label, this leaves the industry open to “emotional attack”, says Cauvain. “Maybe it does need to change the way it deals with enzymes, not least because a long list of permitted enzymes gives the false impression that they are used in all bread – which is definitely not the case.”The approval process for enzyme use takes into account the end product, he claims. But could there be unintended consequences for our health? There is “a whole lot of debate about what actually is an allergy – it’s a term that’s floated around a lot,” says Federation of Bakers director Gordon Polson. “But there’s no evidence to suggest that the plant-baking process is contributing to allergies.”In fact, he claims the enzyme transglutaminase – said by Whitley to be used to make dough stretchier in croissants and some breads, and may turn part of the wheat protein toxic to people with a severe gluten intolerance – is not in bread at all. “And as far as I understand, it’s not in any bread in Europe,” he adds.WIDE OF THE MARKSo are Whitley’s comments off the mark?”I think they are unfortunate because a lot of them are wrong,” says Polson. “Chlorine is not in bread and the EU has recognised that enzymes do not require to be labelled.” On this front, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is currently consulting on European Commission proposals on enzyme use (the closing date is 27 November 2006).There is no evidence to suggest that enzymes used in modern baking have contributed to a rise in food allergies, says an FSA spokesperson. “Under existing European legislation, enzymes that are used in the food-making process, but inactive in the final product, do not currently have to be listed on a label. However, under recent proposals from the European Commission, enzymes that provide a technological function in food may have to be labelled in future.”Meanwhile, there is a large discrepancy between the public perception of food allergy and intolerance, and the incidence of diagnosed food allergy that is reported in the scientific literature, says Dr Joanne Lunn, nutrition scientist at the British Nutrition Foundation. “Some sources have suggested that as many as 20 to 30% of adults in the UK believe they have a food allergy or intolerance, however, when the same people have been tested, the reality is quite different – official figures fall between 1 and 2%,” she says.”Similarly, I have not come across any evidence that suggests that modern manufacturing processes have any effect on the nutritional quality of the loaf.”But Andrew Whitley says: “Modern varieties of wheat have 30 to 50% fewer minerals than traditional ones. Fast-roller milling separates grain into its constituent parts so effectively that white flour has up to 88% less of a range of minerals and vitamins than whole wheat.”So have modern milling methods contributed to a less nutritious loaf? The essential elements of the flour-milling process have remained unchanged since roller mills were introduced in the late 1800s, insists Alex Waugh, director general of NABIM. “Bread and flour play a hugely important part in the UK food supply and culture, and are an essential part of a healthy diet. They do not pose a health risk.”There is no evidence that the variety of wheat used makes any difference to the nutritional value of bread, he says, including organic wheat. “The nutrients wheat contains will depend upon the soils and climatic conditions in which it has been grown. We are not aware of any thorough comparative studies on the nutrient differences between organic and conventionally grown wheat.”If cereal yields had not risen there would be insufficient food for the global population. Returning to low production levels would be a recipe for global starvation.”So what do we conclude from the industry’s responses? Andrew Whitley has compiled a long list of research to illustrate his claims, and though he admits he’s no scientist, he invites the industry to run the rule over his evidence.Jeya Henry, professor of human nutrition at Oxford Brookes University, says since most of the bread consumed in this country is industrially processed, more hard evidence is needed to settle the debate.Catch 22″It’s important for us to try to elucidate these huge public health issues, but to single out bread may be a little bit unfair,” he says. “The catch-22 is that people don’t want to spend a lot of money on food and by definition, are killing off artisan bread-makers.”He urges the plant-baking industry to look at the issues raised systematically to ensure the consumer doesn’t end up demonising bread – and recommends a declaration of anything used in the process to stave off shoppers’ suspicions. “The amount of enzymes used are quite small, but a small quantity doesn’t mean it couldn’t have an effect. We aren’t bad people, let’s come clean and be honest.So would the plant-baking industry benefit from research defending its processes? “The big companies are continually developing, they would not make an inferior product, and I don’t think we’re at a stage where there are any requirements for special research,” says the FoB’s Gordon Polson.But Professor Henry thinks otherwise. “The climate is changing. The time has come where the industry has to put its hand in its pocket and say ’We are going to take the lead because, for our long-term survival and consumer goodwill, it will pay off a million times.’”n—-=== Whitley’s claims ===Heart of the matter: Lack of nutritional qualitiesPlant-produced: Behind a number of afflictionsEnzymes: May be harmless, could be undesirableFast-roll mills: Lose minerals and vitaminsEvidence: Welcomes the industry to evaluatelast_img read more

Béla Fleck And Chick Corea Announce Co-Headlining Tour With Their Full Bands

first_imgBéla Fleck and Chick Corea are no strangers to one another, touring together as a jazz duo extraordinaire. However, as Jambands reports, the two will join forces for a major full band tour from August 5-21, 2017. Fleck will bring along his band The Flecktones, while Corea will perform with his Elektric Band, who has accompanied him at several shows along his 75th birthday residency in NYC.The Flecktones made a triumphant return earlier this year, playing a handful of shows last summer for the first time in many years. Corea, meanwhile, celebrated his 75th birthday earlier this year and has shown no signs of slowing down. He’s currently in the midst of an insane residency at the Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC, which features over 80 performances.This tour is guaranteed to be an incredible musical experience, delving deep into the world of experimental jazz. The two bands are also expected to collaborate for a superjam of epic proportions as the encore of each show. The specific dates and locations have not yet been announced, but this is very exciting news! We will be sure to update once more information is revealed.last_img read more