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Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Shumba Energy Limited (SHUMBA.bw) 2020 annual report.Company ProfileShumba Energy is a coal mining and energy development company with extensive interests in advanced energy projects in Botswana, including 4.5 billion tonnes of coal for thermal energy and exports. Shumba Energy is ideally positioned to address the chronic power shortage in the SADC region and aims to supply energy to southern African countries in a sustainable and cost-effective manner. Shumba Energy is involved in major energy projects including: Morupule South Mine Project which produces export-quality coal for local and regional industrial users; Mabesekwa Power Plant which supplies electricity to South Africa; Sechaba Project which supplies electricity to Botswana and other southern African countries; the Solar Energy Project geared to build a scalable solar power plant; and Lethlakeng Underground Coal Gasification Project with a license to explore 1 000 square kilometres for coal resources.
Strike a pose: Ross Moriarty modelling his Trak Athletic range (George Hanks) My day off… Ross Moriarty’s clothing rangeRoss Moriarty knows how to nail the pensive model pose – a quick scroll through the Trak Athletic Instagram page is testament to that. Yet Moriarty isn’t simply the ‘face’ of the athleisure brand, he’s the owner. He’s involved in the design, the materials, the fit…“I wouldn’t want to make clothes I wouldn’t want to wear myself,” says the Dragons and Wales No 8. “But you don’t have to be an athlete to enjoy wearing the clothes.”The 26-year-old launched the clothing line last year after being approached with the idea by a friend and the range includes T-shirts, tracksuits and caps, which Moriarty hopes combine the best of street and sportswear.“It’s gone very well and has been fun, I’m enjoying it,” says Moriarty. “We’re not a massive company and aren’t going to be competing with Nike, so we started small and are trying to build up.“People have different tastes and different ways of wearing things. We’ve got urban stuff in with sports stuff – that’s the look we’re going for.” While lots of pros were able to set up gyms in their garages, Moriarty was quite restricted in the equipment he had available – a few dumb-bells and a somewhat rickety bench press that would fall over if he wanted to lift heavier weights. So the back-rower favoured bodyweight circuits and the aforementioned cycling to keep on top of his conditioning.He also appreciates how the enforced downtime offered some positives, notably giving his body a rest, which was especially important following a hectic 2019 featuring all the World Cup build-up and a run to the semi-finals at the tournament in Japan itself.On the ball: Ross Moriarty wins a lineout against South Africa at RWC 2019 (Getty Images)He says: “It’s probably the longest break I’ve had in rugby and it was quite refreshing. It has benefits – you’re not getting battered as much as you usually would!”Having said that, and for all his interests off the field, Moriarty is pleased to be back doing the ‘day job’. It was back in April that the Dragons ended months of speculation around Moriarty’s future by announcing that he would be extending his contract at the region – after the back-row had won an appeal with the WRU over his salary valuation. Once he was offered a deal that reflected his worth, he opted to commit to the Dragons, with director of rugby Dean Ryan a significant factor in his decision.“Dean has been massive for the club,” says Moriarty. “Lots of coaches come in saying, ‘I’ve got a plan, we’ll do this and that’. I really believe in what Dean’s come in and done, and the owners and the people on the board are backing him as well. We’ve had good results that we’d not have had in the past, which goes to show it’s working.“His player relationships are really good. He understands he can’t keep everybody happy, but he does a very good job at being honest with people, which some coaches struggle with.“That’s a huge thing, especially in a sports environment; you don’t want to be told one thing and then read something else. Dean doesn’t beat around the bush and he speaks to everyone the same – no one is better than anyone else in the group.”He has also been impressed by the region’s recruitment and retention of players. Some have moved on, like Cory Hill heading to Cardiff Blues, but Moriarty’s ex-England U20 team-mate Nick Tompkins has arrived on a year-long loan from Saracens, Jonah Holmes has joined from Leicester and a host of others have re-signed. There’s a new-look coaching team, too, with Ryan bringing in Mefin Davies, Simon Cross, Luke Narraway and Gordon Ross.Moriarty is looking to deliver plenty of go-forward for his team with his powerful carrying game, particularly as he’s played more matches for Wales than the Dragons since signing from Gloucester in 2018. Speaking to him about the past couple of years, you get the sense that the intensity of international rugby has perhaps forced him to curb his natural instincts.“I’ve not played much club rugby since being at the Dragons and international rugby is so results-driven that there’s pressure on coaches and players. You don’t want to make mistakes and you don’t want to express yourself as much.“I feel in the last few years I’ve just played international rugby and got stuck playing a game plan, doing the same thing. When the season was cut short, I was enjoying playing; I was back playing more care-free, I was more relaxed and there were opportunities in the game to do different things. I was disappointed we had to stop and I’ve missed it.”Of course, when the season was suspended, Wales were nearing the end of their first Six Nations campaign under Wayne Pivac, losing three of their four games before the Scotland match was postponed due to the pandemic.That fixture will now be played on 31 October and while sitting fifth place in the championship table will be unusual for many in a squad more accustomed to success in the competition under previous coach Warren Gatland, Moriarty believes the signs are promising.“Warren Gatland was a great coach for Wales and has done amazing stuff, but just having a change in the coaching group and a fresh start is huge for a lot of players. We haven’t got the results we’d like but we’re playing rugby that’s enjoyable and some of the tries we scored in the tournament were great.”It’s clear Moriarty believes both the Dragons and Wales are on the right track. The back-rower also seems to be on the right track – or should that be Trak! – off the pitch as he takes steps to prepare for when he hangs up his boots. That sport-life balance could also be helping him to relax and relish his rugby more.“It’s nice to have something away from rugby that I enjoy doing; it does take my mind off rugby stuff. In the past I didn’t have anything else to think about, so it gives me something else to focus on as a professional sportsman.” Comfort is as important as style, with fit a key factor for Moriarty, as it is for many rugby players who often have broader shoulders than most. And he plans to keep Trak as an ecommerce business, selling via Instagram and its website, rather than open a bricks-and-mortar shop because the investment required wouldn’t generate the necessary return.It’s good business sense – and Moriarty is also showing good sense in starting to prepare for life after rugby now. He may only be approaching the mid-point of his professional career but he recognises the importance of putting things in place now rather than getting caught out closer to retirement.“In rugby you get to meet a lot of people and get given a lot of opportunities. I wasn’t very good at school, I wasn’t the best at the academic stuff, and I want to make sure things are in place for when I finish. Even though that’s a long time away, I don’t want to wait until near the end to start doing things; I’ll be putting myself in the best position if I do it now.“I’ve seen players waiting ‘til the very end, then they rush and panic to sort things out. The best way to do it is to build things up while you’re playing. It’s nice to be your own boss at the end of the day, rather than be stressed working for someone else and not getting paid too much. And if you enjoy it, it’s not really work.”Put to the test: Moriarty works out in his clothing range (George Hanks)He recently expanded his portfolio by acquiring Swansea Vale 4×4 with his uncle, Richard. The garage focuses on servicing 4×4 vehicles and vans, although there may be scope to start selling cars in the future. For now, it was simply a good business decision.“If you’d asked me a year ago if I’d own a car garage, I’d have thought, ‘Why do that?’. But I like looking for opportunities, the opportunity was there and we went for it. I like cars and it’s a good business.”The past few months have also seen Moriarty rediscover old interests and fishing proved a popular pastime for him during lockdown. He’s taken advantage of good weather to head out, but he puts any fish he catches back. He’s also been cycling regularly – a good way to stay fit before players were allowed to return to club training.“I haven’t cycled properly since I was a kid,” he says, “but I live in Swansea Marina so I can get on the cycle path down to the Mumbles. It’s been good to do some things that I used to do but don’t have as much time for as when it’s the season.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article originally appeared in the September 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The Dragons and Wales back-rower explains how he keeps busy away from rugby
Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving Doors open at 08.15 for coffee and breakfast, with the debate starting at 08.30 and finishing at 09.30. There is a chance for informal networking afterwards.There is no charge to attend but you need to book your place. Cascaid debate on whether we should use God to fundraise 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Does invoking God give you a better ROI? Cascaid’s next breakfast seminar looks at the question of whether, whatever you believe and whatever your faith, fundraisers should use God to fundraise.Cascaid’s third Big Breakfast Debate is open to fundraisers who believe in an answer or who want to challenge and explore this topic. Join the important debate and enjoy a hearty breakfast.Speaking for the motion is David Deakin, Head of Fundraising for Tearfund, the Christian relief and development charity. Speaking against is Ian MacQuillin, Account Director of TurnerPR, specialist PR for the fundraising sector. Advertisement Howard Lake | 16 April 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
45 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 April 2014 | News Tagged with: Celebrity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Italian footballer Gianluca Vialli is using his prominence to help African children through the charity Street Child.The former Chelsea manager, who made more than 500 appearances in his professional footballing career, has joined Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding and Apprentice star Nick Hewer to promote Street Child’s Every Child in School campaign. This aims to help bring education to children in West Africa. The campaign’s fundraising is being match funded by the government.The former Juventus player explained how he got involved.“My wife is from South Africa so I go to Africa a lot and know about the problems there. But it is also about children. Obviously wanting to help them. When you do something for children you feel fulfilled, basically, you can use many techniques to help, but I use football.”As ambassador for the Street Child Liberia football team, Vialli has been involved in the Street Children’s World Cup that takes place in Brazil, a tournament played exclusively by “former children of the programme”. The 49-year-old, who scored 259 goals at club level, is a strong believer that the beautiful game can be used for good. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Gianluca Vialli on his work with Street Child “You can use football to get children off the streets, give them hope, give them an education and reunite them with their families, in this case in Sierra Leone and Liberia, places that have been destroyed by politics and civil war. So we want to give them hope and give them a better future. I had to do something to help. Hopefully I can contribute.”Having lived in London for some years, Vialli thinks that helping those less fortunate “is part of the British psyche”.“I feel that in the UK generally people do a lot for charity, which I admire. They certainly do more than in Italy. It is much more part of your culture here, which is great. It shows generosity and a desire to help the people who are not as lucky. You can do it in different ways: you can donate part of your time or energy or you can donate your money, or you can use your fame and power to send out a message. There are different ways to do this”.Vialli admits candidly that this practice wasn’t one he was too familiar with upon signing for Chelsea in 1996, and says that his involvement in charitable causes is a fairly recent development in his life.“I got to this when I was pretty old,” he confesses.“Before, when I was younger, it was all about playing football and building a family and working and making money. And when you get wiser you realise there is more to life than that and you start concentrating more on doing stuff for other people. And I really admire people that realise that from an early age and can make a difference sooner. It makes you feel better and if you feel better you live a better life. So you do it help people, for a noble cause, but I also think you do it for yourself.”Vialli has been out of football in an official capacity since being sacked by Watford after just one season in 2002, but would be open to a return “if an amazing opportunity came along”.As it is, for now he is happy to concentrate on his career as a pundit for Sky Italia, where he still keeps a keen interest in the Premier League.“I love the Premier League, it is the best competition in the world. It gives you joy, memories, emotions, and there is always so much to look forward to. It is very tight this year, with great football, unpredictable results and such a close race to win the title and I am thoroughly enjoying it. It is fantastic.”And if he had to pick a title winner from the current top four?“I obviously have a soft spot for Chelsea, but Liverpool, Manchester City and even Arsenal are doing great. I hope that the best team will win.”[message_box title=”About Street Child” color=”blue”]You can support Street Child in their quest to help thousands of children leave the streets and receive an education. To donate £3, text ‘STREETCHILD £3’ to 70707 or visit www.street-child.co.uk for more details.[/message_box]
Howard Lake | 1 June 2015 | News 41 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Starting today, the Summer Give campaign will run for five days to raise funds for charities working with vulnerable London school children during school holidays.The match-funding campaign is being run in partnership with The Big Give, which has run a series of match-funding schemes including the Christmas Challenge, which last year raised £11.2 million within a week for 367 charities.International Children’s DayThe campaign opened today at midday to coincide with International Children’s Day.The campaign video (below) is being played on The Community Channel four or five times each day this week:[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]http://youtu.be/E5ShUqP3bRY[/youtube]In London, one in four children grows up in poverty. For the most vulnerable of these children, the summer holidays can often be a very lonely time lacking in stimulation and, in some cases, a proper meal.The charities taking part in the Childhood Trust Summer Give are all providing programmes which will provide disadvantaged children across the capital with some stability over the summer holidays.The Childhood TrustThe match funding is being provided by The Childhood Trust.Lisa Gagliani MBE, CEO of the Trust said: Advertisement “We believe every child in London deserves the possibility of a happy, safe childhood. Our experience is that children from London who are living in poverty face increasingly difficult circumstances outside of school – where safety nets such as free school meals and after school clubs are not running.”Projects involved range in scale and scope from £4,000 to £80,000 funding targets, and cover the whole of London. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: London matched giving The Big Give AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Summer Give match-funding campaign gets underway for London school children Donations can be doubled during The Summer Give from 1 to 5 June 2015.
Russian version News May 28, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more News BelarusEurope – Central Asia Bagrov studied in Russia and lives there. His mother and wife both have Russian nationality. This should, under the law, be enough to obtain a Russian passport, the journalist said.Reporters Without Borders has also recently protested at obstacles put in the way of media coverage during the Beslan tragedy. The organisation also expressed fears that a media blackout currently affecting Chechnya could be extended to cover the whole region. RSF_en December 20, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Russian journalist faces expulsion after court takes passport Help by sharing this information RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Receive email alerts Follow the news on Belarus News Organisation News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia to go further Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Journalist Yuri Bagrov was fined about 400 euros for forgery on 17 December by the municipal court of Leninski, in Vladikavkaz (the capital of North Ossetia), which refused to accept the validity of the Russian passport he obtained in 2003 as a replacement for his old Soviet passport. Stripped of his ID papers and, as a result, his Russian citizenship, he now risks expulsion from Russia.A correspondent for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and former Associated Press correspondent, Bagrov said he thought the conviction was directly linked to his work. He has reported on the conditions of Chechen refugees, smuggling in the Caucasus and kidnapping in Ingushetia. He said he would appeal to the North Ossetia supreme court.- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Correspondent working for foreign media faces charges and has passport confiscated13 october 2004Russian versionReporters Without Borders has expressed its concern at legal action faced by one of the very few journalists working for the western media in the North Caucasus.Yuri Bagrov, regional correspondent for Associated Press (AP) and the US Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE), was prevented from covering 29 August presidential elections in Chechnya after Russian secret services (FSB) seized his passport during a search of his home four days earlier.The prosecutor’s office in Iristonsky, North Ossetia then opened an investigation into his legal status on 17 September.Reporters Without Borders has written to interior minister, Rashid Nurgaliev, to express its concern.”We urge you to ensure that the investigation quickly determines the relevance of legal action against Yuri Bagrov and to see that such procedures are not used to prevent independent journalists from doing their work,” said the international press freedom organisation.FSB officers on 25 August conducted early morning searches at Bagrov’s home and office and at his mother’s apartment. They seized a huge quantity of documents, files and computers.Since they also took his passport, Bagrov was unable to leave Vladikavkaz, capital of North Ossetia, to travel to Chechnya for the presidential elections on 29 August or to Beslan, scene of a tragic three-day school siege from 1-3 September.Bagrov was informed on 6 October that he faced charges under Article 327 of the criminal code for “forgery”. The journalist, originally from Tbilissi, Georgia, settled in Vladikavkaz in 1992. At the time he had a Soviet passport. He took Russian nationality and obtained a passport in 2003 based on a ruling of a regional court. It is the validity of that decision that is now being challenged by the Iristonsky prosecutor’s office. Bagrov told Reporters Without Borders that since he was the only permanent correspondent for the foreign media in Vladikavkaz, he could “say things that a journalist from a Russian media could not”.In May 2004, he wrote articles about corruption and smuggling within the army in the North Caucasus. Soon afterwards he learned from a friend that FSB officers had checked on his personal file at the public records office. May 27, 2021 Find out more
Free speech groups welcome repeal of punitive law Worrying moves under May’s leadership lead to dropped UK ranking in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index Follow the news on United Kingdom May 18, 2017 Find out more RSF_en United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Freedom of expression January 10, 2018 RSF and English PEN urge Theresa May to fulfil pledge to repeal punitive law News United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Freedom of expression Reporters Without Borders – known internationally as Reporters sans frontières (RSF) – and English PEN have written to UK Prime Minister Theresa May, urging her to fulfil the Conservative Party’s manifesto pledge to repeal the punitive Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013. A full year after the consultation on Section 40 closed, there has still been no response to the more than 140,000 submissions received. Help by sharing this information Reports to go further January 10, 2017 Find out more News April 26, 2017 Find out more RSF and English PEN response to consultation on the Leveson Inquiry and its implementation Rt Hon Theresa May MP10 Downing StreetLondonSW1A 2AA10 January 2018Dear Prime Minister,We are writing to register our concern over the government’s failure to respond to the consultation on Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013, which closed one year ago today on 10 January 2017. Further, the Conservative Party Manifesto of May 2017 pledged to repeal Section 40, and yet eight months on, no action has been taken to honour that commitment.Our organisations, English PEN and Reporters Without Borders, drafted a joint submission to the consultation, calling for the repeal of Section 40, which we believe poses a serious threat to press freedom. In our submission, we noted:“Section 40 would introduce an unprecedented chilling effect for publishers and journalists in the UK, leading to self-censorship and a reduction in public interest reporting. The essential role of the press in our democracy would therefore be undermined, as well as the scope for any writer to investigate matters of concern and national interest for the public”.We note that the continued presence of Section 40 is one of many current threats to press freedom in the UK. It is part of a worrying trend that resulted in the UK dropping to 40th out of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders’ 2017 World Press Freedom Index, published in April 2017, and there has been further deterioration since then.We urge you to take immediate action to fulfil the Conservative Party’s pledge to repeal Section 40, and to ensure a timely response to the more than 140,000 stakeholders who engaged in good faith in the consultation of last year. Eliminating the threat posed by Section 40 would be a step in the right direction towards improving the UK’s worrying press freedom record.Sincerely yours,Antonia Byatt, Interim Director, English PENRebecca Vincent, UK Bureau Director, Reporters Without Borders Receive email alerts News Organisation
Make a comment center column 5 Pasadena Waldorf School Holds End-of-Year Rose Ceremony and 8th Grade Graduation Events commemorate the last day of 8th grade and a year of mentorship for 1st grade â€œbuddies.â€ By JEFFREY POEHLMANN Published on Thursday, June 27, 2013 | 6:01 pm 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Front Row, L-R: Kaitlyn Puls, Logan John, Lucy Birney, Ariel West. Middle Row, L-R: Julian Mathews, Sebastian Arvelo, Robin Moore, Leo Reilly, Bobby Rose Gonzales, Amelia Keeney. Back Row, L-R Gwenn Jergens, Beatrice Bestor, Aliana Beaty, Lucas Padilla, Bennett Koziak.The Pasadena Waldorf School faculty, staff, students and community, honored the outgoing Eighth Grade Class of 2013 with the traditional Rose Ceremony. With tribute in song from each of the lower grades, culminating in a rose exchange from First Grade â€œbuddiesâ€ who had been mentored by the Eighth Grade students, the students in the school were able to say good-bye to the exiting class while also wishing them a successful new beginning in high school.[smooth=id:187;]Later that evening, the Eighth Grade class enjoyed a meaningful and emotional graduation ceremony and party. Pasadena Waldorf School congratulates the Class of 2013.Pasadena Waldorf School, founded in 1979, is one of over 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide with over 90 years of experience offering inspired education. Pasadena Waldorf High School, which opened this year, joins 40 other Waldorf high schools now operating in North America. Waldorf education is the fastest growing independent school movement in the world. For more information, visitÂ www.pasadenawaldorf.org. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Community News More Cool Stuff Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things You Should Never Share With Other PeopleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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.