Community News More Cool Stuff Philanthropy and generosity are in her genes. Justene Pierce has been orchestrating charitable acts since the tender young age of five. And following decades of volunteering on behalf of dozens of causes and organizations, she will be honored with the prestigious President’s Award at the annual National Charity League Juniors (NCL Juniors) of San Marino gala benefiting Huntington Memorial Hospital’s Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Units on Saturday March 11th at the Jonathan Club in Downtown Los Angeles. Justene served as the President of NCL Juniors of San Marino during 2012-13.She credits her philanthropic achievements to her roots including her paternal grandparents Shirley and Ted Pierce who have always encouraged her to explore and fulfill her passions in both her volunteerism and in her professional arenas. Justene describes her family as having been very active in religious, political and charitable groups. The family’s sense of enthusiasm certainly extended to Justene. “When life opens a door for us, you have to have the courage to walk through it,” explained Justene.The Northern California native reminisces about the time when she was a young child and rode with her father on the back of his bicycle fifty miles to raise funds for the Jerry Lewis Telethon supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She also helped coordinate home carnivals and lollipop sale fundraisers during those early childhood days. Justene continued her early philanthropic pursuits when she asked to serve as social chair for student council in middle school so she could help organize school dances. She realized at that time, she had found her life’s calling in helping others through charitable work.Justene moved to San Marino in 2006 to be closer to her husband Jason DuNah’s family. She’s the mother of two, Sierra DuNah, a 10th grade student at San Marino High School and Drew Pratt, a 2008 SMHS graduate.Shortly after moving into the San Marino community, she was asked by then SMHS Principal Loren Kleinrock to take on the very challenging role of chairing SMHS’s Grad Night. Since she had previous experience in event and wedding planning, this extraordinary volunteer responsibility did not faze her in the least. She continued to take on other large scale positions over the years.Justene was drawn to NCL Juniors of San Marino in 2010 because of their charitable work that reached outside the borders of San Marino. The group, which originated in 1975, focuses on fundraising through their annual gala to assist Pasadena’s Huntington Memorial Hospital’s Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, The Parent Connection support network and the Helen Hancock Memorial Scholarship for Advanced Degrees in Nursing.Justene recalls being emotionally touched when touring the hospital’s NICU and PICU during her provisional year in the group. The cause strongly resonated with her as she reflected back to her childhood days when her baby brother Brett was born premature with complications and spent the first month of his life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.What Justene enjoyed most about her leadership days in NCL Juniors was the close knit nature of the small group of women which allowed her to get to know each and every member on a personal level. The group tends to consist of no more than 45 members at any time.Aside from her dedication to NCL Juniors of San Marino, Pierce serves as an active, former or sustaining member of multiple charity groups in the surrounding area including the San Marino Area Chapter of National Charity League, Friends of Foothill Family Services, Valentine Elementary, Huntington Middle School and San Marino High School PTA’s, San Marino PTA Council, Friends of the San Marino Schools Foundation, PTAffiliates, Partnership for Awareness, San Marino Public Library Foundation, Planned Parenthood of San Gabriel Valley, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles in both San Marino and Arcadia, San Marino National Little League, Young & Healthy, Pasadena Children’s Guild, and San Marino Junior Alliance among many others.Justene pointed out that her presidency and work with the San Marino Junior Alliance has also been a very rewarding experience for her because of the group’s mission to support those who are suffering from alcohol and drug addiction at Casa de Las Amigas, a recovery facility for women here in Pasadena, a cause near and dear to her.In addition to her many volunteer endeavors, Justene works full-time as an assistant to an elderly retired lawyer who is visually impaired. She finds this job equally as rewarding as any of her other roles since she particularly enjoys helping those “under the age of 5 and over the age of 70.”How does someone like Justene cope with all the rigors and demands of all these responsibilities? First and foremost, through her sense of humor and light-heartedness. “I do a lot of laughing at myself,” explained Justene. She also maintains a strong spiritual connection.After dedicating extensive time and energy to these multiple organizations, Justene is now investing more time in her own mental and physical well-being. After her mother recently suffered a fractured pelvis, Justene appreciates and recognizes the importance of self-care more than ever and has been focusing on her new passion, CrossFit workouts, at Team CrossFit Academy of Monrovia. She encourages her fellow volunteers to similarly search for ways to improve their own sense of wellness so they may continue to serve others.Justene will be recognized by hundreds this weekend at the benefit. Current NCL Juniors of San Marino President Nancy Ko said the choice to honor Justene was based on her genuine interest and concern for the organization. “She’s fun, outgoing, and she really cares. She’s such a positive role model and she’s always there for us,” reflected Ko. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Community News Giving Back National Charity League Juniors of San Marino 2017 President’s Award Honoree is Justene Pierce From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 4:52 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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October 18, 2020
Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Mar 2020 4:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisement Luka Jovic has scored just two goals for Real Madrid this season (Getty Images)‘But it doesn’t always go to plan when you go to a new team, so I wouldn’t hold it against him.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I think he’s someone who can add something to Arsenal.‘But I don’t believe Arsenal need a player in that position.‘Arsenal need centre-halves, get Arsenal a centre-back. Come and ask me and I’ll find you the right centre-backs who can go there.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘They need centre-halves who can defend and who can actually play as well.‘I played against Arsenal teams with the likes of Sol Campbell, Tony Adams, Martin Keown, these are people who want to defend, who can defend one vs one.‘I don’t see that at Arsenal. They’ve got very good footballers, but you can’t have too many good footballers, you need a mix, a blend. Rio Ferdinand urges Arsenal to avoid signing Luka Jovic Rio Ferdinand has spoken out on Arsenal’s link with Luka Jovic (Getty/BT Sport)Rio Ferdinand has urged Arsenal to avoid signing Luka Jovic from Real Madrid and believes the club should strengthen their options in central defence instead.The Gunners have been linked with a move for the Serbia international, who has struggled to make an impact since joining Real Madrid in a deal worth in excess of £50 million last summer.Jovic, who has scored just two goals for Madrid this season, has been tipped as a potential replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who could leave Arsenal this summer.But Ferdinand says Mikel Arteta’s priority should be improving his defence.ADVERTISEMENTWhen asked about Arsenal’s link with Jovic, Ferdinand said on his Instagram Q&A: ‘He’s someone who’s done nothing in a Real Madrid shirt but the potential he showed when he was at Eintracht Frankfurt made him someone who was very highly thought of. Mikel Arteta should prioritise a move for a centre-back, says Rio Ferdinand (Getty Images)‘Talking of Jovic brought me to think, ‘why are you getting linked to these types of players?’.‘Really you’re meant to be looking at centre-halves, they should’ve been looking there for the last 10 years and they haven’t got it right.‘Arsenal is a fantastic football club, what a club, a massive club. I think they’ve got to get it right in other areas of the pitch.‘Keep bringing in these [players], [Gabriel] Martinelli, [Bukayo] Saka, [Joe] Willock, all these boys, I love seeing that but they’ve got to get stability and strength in there, some people who will do good for the club, because it hasn’t worked with the likes of Sokratis and Mustafi, I don’t think they haven’t been able to get it right, and Chambers before that.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment
October 17, 2020
GO-TIME, Government That Works, Press Release, Videos, Voting & Elections Harrisburg, PA – Today, in honor of National Voter Registration Day, Governor Wolf released a video encouraging Pennsylvanians to register to vote. It’s now easier and more convenient to register to vote after Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of State Pedro Cortés announced last month that Pennsylvania is the latest state to launch Online Voter Registration. The online registration application is now available for use by eligible citizens at register.votesPA.com. Since OVR was instituted, 13,086 applications have been submitted through register.votesPA.com.“National Voter Registration is a day to encourage people to participate in our democracy. We’ve made it easier and more convenient than ever to register to vote by launching Online Voter Registration,” Governor Wolf said. “It is about giving citizens an easier way to exercise their right to vote and establishing a clearer connection between the political system and the citizens. Online voter registration is secure, it improves accuracy and will reduce costs for counties by cutting down on time-consuming data entry.”The last day to register for the upcoming November 3, 2015 election is Monday, October 5, 2015.*Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/vgIUG1Ek-SgTo mark National Voter Registration Day, Deputy Secretary of Elections and Administration Marian K. Schneider will also be leading a Twitter Town Hall. Join in the conversation about Pennsylvania’s new online voter registration system by following @PaStateDept on Twitter and using hashtags #RegisterOnlinePA and #CelebrateNVRD.REMINDER: The voter registration deadline for the November municipal election is MONDAY, OCTOBER 5.WHAT: OVR Twitter Town HallWHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 22, from noon to 1 p.m.WHERE: Twitter feeds everywhere*The registration deadline is typically 30 days prior to the general election, which this year would be Saturday, October 3, 2015. By law, however, the date moves to the next business day when it falls on a weekend or a holiday, thus the adjustment to Monday, October 5, 2015.# # # September 22, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter VIDEO: Governor Wolf Encourages Pennsylvanians to Register to Vote on National Voter Registration Day
September 26, 2020
Share 31 Views no discussions InternationalLifestyleLocalNewsRegional CARPHA Salutes Lab Professionals in Celebration of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week by: – April 23, 2020 Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Share In recognition of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), celebrates and thanks all laboratory professionals for their dedication to providing an essential health care service, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic.Executive Director, CARPHA, Dr. Joy St. John said, “At CARPHA, we have always recognized and appreciated the work of laboratory professionals, but now COVID-19 has seen the entire world applauding them, as lab professionals along with other healthcare workers, continue to provide yeoman service in the frontline of this global crisis.”The CARPHA Medical Microbiology Laboratory (CMML), headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago, is the regional reference laboratory, which currently conducts tests for suspected COVID-19 cases for 18 of its Member States.CARPHA’s Head of Laboratory Services and Networks, Dr. Gabriel Gonzalez-Escobar, was high in praise for his CMML team.“The lab staff works deep into the night, on a shift system, to deliver timely COVID-19 results to the Region,” he said.“This diligent work has resulted in a consistent turnaround time of less than 48 hours for test results,” he added.Dr. St. John further expressed pride and sincere gratitude for the other hard-working laboratory teams at CARPHA’s Medicines Quality Control and Surveillance (MQCSD) Department, located in Jamaica, and its Environmental Health and Sustainable Development Department (EHS) in Saint Lucia.MQCSD is the Region’s sole ISO/IEC 17025 accredited pharmaceutical quality control laboratory. The staff analyses and verifies the adherence of medicines marketed in the Caribbean to international quality and safety standards.The CARPHA EHS is also accredited to ISO 17025 by the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA). This full-service microbiological and analytical laboratory provides environmental analyses, including water quality monitoring, plant, soil and tissue analyses, food microbiological testing, indoor environmental quality monitoring and noise testing.Medical Laboratory Professionals Week was initiated in 1975 and is an annual celebration, which takes place in the last full week of April. It provides the profession with an opportunity to increase public understanding of and appreciation for clinical and public health laboratory personnel.
August 14, 2020
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August 13, 2020
Winnebago-Worth-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Franklin-Butler-Bremer-Grundy-Black Hawk-Including the cities of Forest City, Lake Mills, Northwood,Manly, Garner, Britt, Kanawha, Mason City, Clear Lake, Hampton,Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington, Allison,Dumont, Waverly, Grundy Center, Reinbeck, Conrad, Dike,Wellsburg, Waterloo, and Cedar Falls346 AM CST Sat Jan 26 2019…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGHMONDAY AFTERNOON…* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches possible. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.* WHERE…Northeastern Iowa.* WHEN…From Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning commute. Blowing snow may last through Monday afternoon.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significantsnow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continueto monitor the latest forecasts.
August 13, 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw against Bayern Munich in the Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday.Here are three things we learned from a hard-fought Anfield stalemate:Klopp frustrated by Bayern againLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was back in conflict with Bayern after spending seven years jousting with the German giants when he in charge at Borussia Dortmund.Klopp twice knocked them off their perch to win the Bundesliga, but Bayern handed the German one of the most painful defeats of his career when they beat Dortmund in the last seconds of the 2013 Champions League final at Wembley.It is a loss that still gnaws at Klopp, who this week confirmed he almost became Bayern manager in 2008 before joining Dortmund a year later.Bayern instead appointed Jurgen Klinsmann and Klopp would dearly love to exact a measure of revenge for both that snub and the Champions League final agony.However, after Liverpool were stifled by Bayern’s defensive masterclass, Klopp will head home to Germany for next month’s second leg facing a tough task to get the upper hand at last.Fabinho fills in nicelyWith Virgil van Dijk suspended and Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren both injured, Klopp was forced to play Brazilian midfielder Fabinho out of position at centre-back alongside Joel Matip.Fabinho had filled in as a makeshift defender against Wolves and Brighton earlier this season, but neither of those teams had a forward of Robert Lewandowski’s class.Top-scorer in the Champions League this season with eight goals, Bayern star Lewandowski was looking to net for a fifth consecutive game in the competition.But, with Fabinho in fine form, Lewandowski barely had a sniff all night.His one moment of genuine menace ended with Fabinho producing a timely block to scramble the ball to safety as the Poland striker prepared to pull the trigger. Mohammad Salah It helped that Klopp knew all about Lewandowski and how to subdue him after the pair worked together so successfully at Dortmund.Lewandowski netted 16 Champions League goals for Dortmund under Klopp and had scored another 36 in the tournament since joining Bayern.But Fabinho and Matip ensured Lewandowski wasn’t able to extend that impressive run as Liverpool’s unbeaten home record in European matches reached 20 matches.Bayern restore German prideWith three English clubs pitted against German opposition in the last 16, two of football’s most historic countries are engaged in a battle for national pride and European progress.Tottenham drew first blood for England with a 3-0 rout of Borussia Dortmund at Wembley last week, while Manchester City travel to Schalke on Wednesday.Liverpool were favourites to make it at least two first-leg victories for the Premier League.But, for all the talk of Bayern being a fading force after they surrendered top spot in the Bundesliga for much of this season, their fine recent European record stood them in good stead on a typically raucous night at Anfield.Having reached at least the semi-finals of the Champions League in six of the last seven seasons, Bayern were never likely to be rattled by Liverpool or their vociferous fans.Setting out with a cautious game plan, Bayern, the last German club to win the tournament in 2013, didn’t have a shot on target for over 80 minutes.But crucially they managed to subdue Liverpool’s usually lethal forward line, keeping the Bundesliga in with a chance of having at least one team in the quarter-finals. Share on: WhatsApp
August 12, 2020
During what President Trump calls a “circus” he will host the president of Turkey at the White House today. President Erdogan will meet with Trump in the Oval Office before holding a joint news conference. Top Republicans won’t be watching the first public impeachment hearings Wednesday.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’ll be paying attention to the business of the Senate while the first witnesses give their testimony.His Senate GOP colleagues John Cornyn and Roy Blunt also said they had better things to do than watch the proceedings in the House.Two Trump administration diplomats will testify before the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday, followed by the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday.
August 12, 2020
The remains of a 20-year-old soldier from Florida will return home Wednesday after he was tragically killed while serving the country.The US Army says Nicholas Panipinto was killed when his armored vehicle overturned last week at Camp Humphreys.Panipinto’s family told FOX35 they want him to be remembered as “a man who had a huge heart, humble spirit, adored his family, and wanted more than anything to fight on the front lines for his country.”He joined the Army in January 2018 after graduating from Manatee High School in Bradenton.Panipinto’s family said he was hoping to use the GI. Bill to attend college in the future.The Army will fly Nick home on Wednesday night, and he will be laid to rest Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Sarasota National Cemetery.In an emotional Facebook post, The Manatee County Search and Rescue shared information about the Panipinto’s funeral and urged the public to join them in his honor on Wednesday.
August 12, 2020
Officials with the Broward Sheriff’s Office have charged a 14-year-old Lauderhill girl with making false bomb threats that resulted in the evacuations of two schools in Lauderdale Lakes.First, Lauderdale Lakes Middle School administrators contacted the Broward Sheriff’s Office about 9 a.m. Thursday, after receiving a bomb threat by phone.According to investigators, nearby Oriole Elementary School received a similar call about 20 minutes later.Both schools were evacuated as deputies checked the campuses for explosives, but found nothing, officials said.Detectives identified the caller as a student at Boyd Anderson High School. During questioning, the teenager confirmed that she called both schools and made the false bomb threats.She was arrested Thursday evening and was then taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center. She was charged with two counts of making a false bomb threat and was released to her parent, records indicate.The investigation is still active. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Eric Versteeg at (954) 321-4200 or Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (954) 493-8477, or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.