LA County Library Offers Temporary Digital Library Card

first_img 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published.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. Due to COVID-19 precautions, all of LA County Library’s 86 locations are currently closed to the public through March 31, 2020. Due dates for borrowed materials have been automatically extended, no late fines will be assessed, and customers can return materials when the Library reopens.In an effort to make access to all of the Library’s digital resources more easily available to Los Angeles County residents, including those who do not currently have a library card, LA County Library is offering a temporary digital card, valid for 90 days. To sign up for a temporary digital card, LA County residents can visit LACountyLibrary.org/library-cards.The digital card provides users access to all of the Library’s digital offerings, including eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, TV, homework help, online classes, and more, including but not limited to:• OverDrive and Libby– Place holds on and borrow up to 15 eBooks and audiobooks. No need to worry about returns – eBooks automatically expire at the end of the lending period.• Kanopy – Stream independent, international, classic, and documentary films, with 10 play credits per month. Enjoy temporary unlimited access (through mid-April) to Kanopy for Kids with educational content like Sesame Street and Arthur.• Hoopla – Borrow up to 8 eBooks, audiobooks, movies, or TV shows per month.• RB Digital – Download popular magazines including US Weekly, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Wired, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and more.• com – View instructional videos in a wide range of topics, including business, technology, design, and more.• Mango Languages – Learn over 20 languages with free, self-paced classes, plus ESL courses in Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, and more.• Brainfuse – Get online tutors daily from 12 – 10 pm for K to college students and adult learners. From math to science, resume to essay review, and GED to citizenship prep, there’s a tutor for you!After signing up, customers will receive an email with a library card and PIN number within one business day. These credentials can be used to access all the eResources noted above. The card enables checkouts of and access to digital materials only; customers will not be able to borrow physical materials or place them on hold.For more information about Coronavirus and Library resources, including Express Holds Pickup offerings at select libraries, visit LACountyLibrary.org/coronavirus.About LA County LibraryFounded in 1912, LA County Library is one of the largest and most innovative library systems in the US. It offers free public resources including books, music, multimedia materials, computer and internet access, and educational and recreational services to 3.4 million residents across 3,000 square miles through its 86 community libraries and mobile fleet of 14 vehicles, including 3 bookmobiles, 6 MakMO (maker mobiles), and 5 Reading Machines. LA County Library is dedicated to reducing barriers and increasing access to and equity of public services for all. To learn more, visit LACountyLibrary.org and follow @LACountyLibrary on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Business News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Subscribecenter_img HerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Community News 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 STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News LA County Library Offers Temporary Digital Library Card Customers Can Access eResources, Including eBooks, Movie Streaming, and Online Classes STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 4:04 pm Top of the News 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

(Updated) Boy airlifted after being struck by car on Coddington Road

first_img Your Public Safety news is made possible with support from: center_img Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor The crash involving a car and pedestrian was reported at 5:13 p.m. Wednesday on the 1000 block of Coddington Road near the border of Ithaca and Danby, according to the Tompkins County Dispatch Center. The stretch of road between German Cross and Burns Roads was closed briefly while the helicopter was landing, but has reopened as of 6:45 p.m.The boy appears to have been struck by the car while running across the road, according to New York State Police Trooper Aga Dembinska. The operator of the Prius is cooperating, police said, and no tickets have been issued at this time.A helicopter landed nearby at about 5:40 p.m. The boy was flown to SUNY Upstate Medical in Syracuse. Police did not have information on the injuries of the child but said he was conscious at the scene.Brooktondale Rescue, Bangs Ambulance, Slaterville and New York State Police are responding.The driver, who is a Brooktondale resident, is not receiving any tickets, state police said in a follow-up Thursday.Featured photo: The helicopter lands at the scene Wednesday afternoon. Photo courtesy of Kelley Moore. Tagged: crash, new york state police (Update 11:38 a.m. Thursday) — According to SUNY Upstate Medical, where the boy was airlifted, he is currently in “good condition” at the hospital. Also to correct the previous post, the boy is 9 years old, police said in an update Thursday.The driver, who is a Brooktondale resident, is not receiving any tickets, state police said in a follow-up Thursday.ITHACA, N.Y. — A 9-year-old boy was airlifted to a regional trauma center after being struck by a car on the 1000 block of Coddington Road near German Cross Road, according to New York State Police. Kelsey O’Connor last_img read more

Michigan primary could make or break Sanders’ campaign

first_imgDETROIT – Bernie Sanders proved his 2016presidential bid was serious with an upset victory in Michigan powered by hisopposition to free trade and appeal among working-class voters. Four yearslater, the same state could either revive the Vermont senator’s campaign orrelegate him to the role of protest candidate. Michigan and five other states holdpresidential contests on Tuesday at a critical point in the Democratic race. Former Vice President Joe Biden islooking to quash Sanders’ hopes and cement his own front-runner status just a weekafter resurrecting his beleaguered White House bid with a delegate victory onSuper Tuesday. He played up his underdog story on Monday as he campaignedacross Michigan, reflecting on his stutter as a child and the deaths of hisfirst wife and young daughter. (AP)center_img A supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., applauds as Sanders speaks during a campaign rally Monday, March 9, 2020. APlast_img read more

North Decatur Volleyball Team Stats

first_imgNorth Decatur Varsity Volleyball total Statistics after 4 games (Union County, Rushville, Franklin County, and Jac-Cen-Del).Kills (including Block Kills)38 Sarah Bohman23 Kaitlin Herbert19 Olivia Siefert12 Samantha Krieger10 Chelsi Schubert10 Anna Schwering3 Allie Louder2 Kylie Stier1 Baili Ewing1 Morgan McKinneyAssists45 Kiley Stier29 Laura HaunertDigs62 Mary Hughes28 Kaitlin Herbert26 Baili Ewing11 Kylie Stier8 Laura Haunert7 Samantha Krieger5 Anna Schwering2 Olivia Siefertlast_img

Bronze for Koot-Neigh Indigo Bowick at BC Summer Games

first_imgGotzy had three personal best scores in compulsories while Bowick had two personal bests in freestyle as well as earned a bronze medal on Day 2. Indigo Bowick and Ella Gotzy of Nelson were front and center in the equestrian competition at the recent 2016 BC Summer Games in the Abbotsford.The two local Koot-Neigh equestrian vaulters represented Zone 1 as two of 13 athletes competing in equestrian vaulting competition.There was three competitions in Canter D, and both athletes placed in the top half each day.last_img

India bleeds blue for sportperson of the year Virat Kohli, finds Mood of the Nation poll

first_imgHe’s the International Cricket Council’s Men’s Cricketer of 2018, one day International player of the year and test player of the year as well as captain of choice for both the best ODI and test team of the year respectively. With such domination in his field, it comes as no,He’s the International Cricket Council’s Men’s Cricketer of 2018, one day International player of the year and test player of the year as well as captain of choice for both the best ODI and test team of the year respectively. With such domination in his field, it comes as no surprise then that Virat Kohli also dominated India Today’s Mood of the Nation survey in which he was judged as the sportsperson of the year.Kohli’s superlative performances on the pitch, which saw him become the fastest to cross 10,000 runs in the ODI format, and inspiring leadership skills have seen him emerge as a youth icon. What’s more impressive is that he’s delivering results not just in India but also abroad as evident by the centuries in South Africa, England and Australia. India’s historic series win in Australia both in test and one-day formats demonstrated how under Kohli the men in blue have come of age, no longer underdogs as they take on rivals in their own turf. Off-field he’s one of the most valuable celebrities, serving as brand ambassador to 18 brands and also one of the biggest social media influencers with a following running in millions both on Twitter (28 million) and Instagram (28.9 million). On the popular photo-sharing platform Instagram, Kohli earns a reported $120,000 per post according to HopperHQ, the Instagram post scheduler, making him the highest-paid Indian on the list and ranked 17th in the world.What Kohli wears, does and says becomes a topic of conversation such as when he suggested a cricket fan to “go live somewhere else” after he stated that he preferred watching Australian and English batsmen over Indians. It’s one of the signs of how passionate Kohli is about his profession and his nation.advertisementNEXT | No country for minorities in India, finds Mood of the Nation pollPREVIOUS | Padmaavat propels Deepika Padukone as Bollywood’s queen: MOTN polllast_img read more

10 months agoDONE DEAL: Cardiff striker Lee Tomlin delighted to make Peterborough return

first_imgDONE DEAL: Cardiff striker Lee Tomlin delighted to make Peterborough returnby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePeterborough have re-signed Cardiff City forward Lee Tomlin on loan for the rest of the season.The 29-year-old previously played for the League One side between 2010 and 2014, before spells at Middlesbrough, Bournemouth and Bristol City.The deal had been expected to go through on 1 January, but Tomlin could feature against Rochdale on Saturday.He has made only 16 Cardiff appearances since joining in July 2017, and spent time with Nottingham Forest last term.”I feel like a kid again, I have got a smile on my face and I cannot wait to get started. It feels like coming home. It is a club that I love and a club that I have wonderful memories of,” Tomlin told the Posh website.”It is not just a sentimental move for me though, I am here to help the club try and get promoted.”We have wonderful facilities at the club now, it has come on a lot since I was here the first time so there has been a lot of investment and the players are quality players.”It has taken a little while to get completed but that is all done now and I can concentrate on playing football. I am looking forward to the challenge.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Improving business jet market could offset CSeries duty overhang says analyst

first_imgMONTREAL – A recovering business jet market could help Bombardier Inc. to offset the overhang from Boeing’s petition against its CSeries commercial jet, an industry analyst said Wednesday ahead of a second round of duties being slapped on exports to the U.S.“We are pleased with the encouraging signs seen so far, as business jets represent a key driver of Bombardier’s profitability,” Benoit Poirier of Desjardins Capital Markets wrote in a report.He pointed to a webinar conducted Tuesday by analytics and online aerospace trade publication Flightglobal that pointed to improving fundamentals in the business jet market.Poirier said the session indicated that pre-owned aircraft prices are stabilizing and that used plane sales increased 10 per cent in the first half of 2017, pushing inventories back to the level prior to the downturn and flight activity is increasing in the U.S. and Europe.That mirrors data from a JetNet Summit last month which showed that sentiment has improved over the past year but remains below 2014-2015, said analyst Seth Seifman of J.P. Morgan.He said trends in aircraft use and sale of used planes is offset by price weakness.After peaking at 1,136 industry new business jet deliveries in 2008, they dropped to 660 in 2013. Seifman expects them to fall to a low of 630 this year before picking up slightly in 2018.Demand for business jets is normally closely tied to U.S. corporate profits, but not so much since the recession because of excess supply of new planes, the stigma of flying private, low confidence and focus on cost-cutting.Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) is a global leader in business jets, selling Learjets, Challenger and Global aircraft around the world. It is also developing a long-range Global 7000 that is expected to enter service in about a year.Business jets are expected to generate about 35 per cent of Bombardier’s revenues in 2020, up from about 30 per cent in 2017, and about half of the company’s consolidated adjusted EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes).“We remain confident in the company’s ability to further strengthen its leading position in the business jet segment as market conditions continue to improve,” Poirier added.Soon after joining Bombardier in 2015, CEO Alain Bellemare presented the company’s five-year turnaround plan.The Montreal-based company said it expects overall revenues will grow five to six per cent annually to exceed US$25 billion by 2020 with earnings more than doubling to seven to eight per cent.The forecast was delivered long before Boeing filed a petition against the CSeries last April. The Chicago-based company argued that Bombardier sold the jets to U.S.-based Delta Airlines at an unfairly low price with help from government subsidies in Canada.Bombardier has denied the charge but was slapped by the U.S. Department of Commerce with preliminary countervailing duties of 220 per cent. It is expected to announce large preliminary anti-dumping duties on Thursday.A final decision on export duties will depend on a ruling in December by the department or the U.S. International Trade Commission early next year on alleged harm to Boeing.last_img read more

Anita Hill opens up about Me Too her testimony Kavanaugh and the

first_imgTORONTO — Stories of women who have been sexually harassed, assaulted or mistreated have dominated the headlines and social media for more than a year as the message of Me Too has spread across nearly every industry around the world.But now one of the movement’s most prominent icons says society needs to learn to recognize and address situations that could lead to sexual harassment long before they become full-blown lawsuits and crises.Anita Hill, the U.S. attorney and academic who accused a Supreme Court Justice nominee of sexual harassment decades ago, spoke with The Canadian Press ahead of a Dec. 3 visit to Toronto to deliver a speech at the Canadian Women’s Foundation annual The Exchange breakfast.“Often managers don’t want to address these issues in these workplaces so they send everyone to HR, but I would love for a manager to be trained to identify behaviours that are likely to escalate to more egregious behaviour and to not only identify but know how to respond,” Hill said.“When you don’t prevent gender harassment it creates this permissive culture in the workplace and in many cases that permissive culture becomes an incubator for much more serious behaviour.”Hill became a household name in 1991, when she testified against Clarence Thomas, saying he sexually harassed her while was her supervisor at the Department of Justice. She also alleged that he asked her out several times and often discussed sex at the office.Following Hill’s testimony, the Senate confirmed Thomas to the Supreme Court in a 52-48 vote. A CBS and New York Times poll conducted just after the testimony found 54 per cent of respondents thought Hill’s accusations were untrue and she faced significant public backlash.Nonetheless, she galvanized the women’s movement, which drew comparisons between her case and the recent accusations levelled by Christine Blasey Ford and two other women against Justice Brett Kavanaugh, which were not enough to prevent him being named to the Supreme Court.Following her testimony Hill said she saw the number of sexual harassment complaints more than double, legislation pass allowing for recovery and compensation for victims of sexual harassment and an openness around discussing the problem.“We had a record number of women who were willing to come forward and share their stories and many of them raised a generation of children who understood that sexual harassment was wrong, that it was illegal and that they did not deserve to be treated in that way,” Hill said.“Unfortunately things like the Kavanaugh hearing set us back…but I think we are much smarter now, much more informed and there are much more people working on this than there were 27 years ago and that is why I think we can make progress.”However, Hill stressed that progress cannot come without paying particular attention to those who face added barriers because of their ethnicity, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation.Hill said research has shown that minority women who come forward with claims of sexual harassment are sometimes treated differently from their majority peers.“Sexual harassment can impact any woman, but it will not necessarily impact all women in the same way,” Hill said.Several women have reached out to her over the years seeking advice on how they can come forward with sexual misconduct claims. The volume and intricacies of their situations and her busy schedule mean she refers them to organizations and people that can likely help, but Hill said there is never a simple answer as to what these women should do.She said it is hard to know why some industries have been rife with sexual misconduct accusations against public figures, while others, including Canada’s Bay Street, have been much more quiet since the Me Too movement began with a wave of allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein last October.Hill argues that coming forward is difficult for anybody, especially because research she’s read suggests 60 per cent of those who make such claims will face retaliation.Many also face difficulties navigating non-disclosure agreements — a silencing tool that she noticed was rampant after her testimony. Violating such an agreement can trigger legal implications and make it difficult to find another job.“There is still a lot of resistance. I don’t think there is smooth sailing for anyone,” Hill said. “My situation is different because it was so public and was politically driven, but I don’t know that anyone who comes forward and makes a charge of sexual misconduct, harassment, can have an easy time in a system that often assumes that they are not being truthful.”That system is also grappling with stories of unintended consequences stemming from Me Too, including men who are refusing to take meetings with or mentor women for fear of being wrongly accused of misbehaviour.Hill hasn’t heard of any instances of this kind of backlash, but said it “worries” her because it could “become an excuse for not doing the things they weren’t doing anyway.”She feels it also shows why men need to be part of the Me Too conversation.“We need men to be on board with us, not only because in many cases they are the decision-markers, but also because sexual violence affects them,” she said.As Me Too moves forward, she said it’s important that its proponents do not underestimate “the resistance,” which she saw in full force following her own testimony.“As much progress as we have made, there were efforts to reduce that progress or nullify that progress,” she said.“I am hoping at this point, we can move and work in our spaces, whether it be the private or public sector, to become problem solvers, to see sexual harassment not as something you want to address as a risk or a lawsuit, but because it occurs in your workforce and is causing institutional damage.”Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Trump weighs dramatic tightening of US embargo on Cuba

first_imgHAVANA — The Trump administration is weighing what could become the most serious tightening of the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba in more than two decades — a move that could unleash lawsuits against foreign companies that have invested on the island.A 1996 law known as the Helms-Burton Act give Americans the right to sue companies profiting from properties confiscated by Cuba’s government after its 1959 socialist revolution. But every U.S. president since Bill Clinton has suspended the key clause, known as Title III, in part because it could alienate U.S. allies whose companies have invested in Cuba.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo now says the administration is suspending Title III again, but only for 45 days instead of the standard six-month suspension, and the issue is under review.The Associated Presslast_img read more