Precautions Urged as Heat Wave Expected Throughout the Week

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Public Safety Precautions Urged as Heat Wave Expected Throughout the Week Published on Monday, July 22, 2019 | 3:26 pm Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News center_img 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. Community News 4 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Business News HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Remember to discard cigars, cigarettes and other smoking devices properly; use extra caution with barbecues-always have someone watching both the barbecue and the swimming pool when in use.Pasadena residents and businesses with any power emergencies should call Pasadena Water and Power at (626) 744-4673. For water-related emergencies, call (626) 744-4138.Residents can sign up for PWP’s Outage Management System to get up-to-date alerts on your phone and by email regarding any power outages by visiting https://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/water-and-power/outage-map/.Pasadena public health and safety officials also offer the following reminders and precautions during hot weather:* If possible, stay indoors in an air-conditioned environment, especially the young and the elderly. If your home or apartment is not air-conditioned, consider going to an enclosed shopping mall, a public library or a designated cooling center.* Remember to check on your neighbors, family and friends-especially the elderly-to make sure they are OK. Take them extra water or a cool beverage.* Never leave anyone unattended in closed vehicles, including pets! For more pet care tips, visit www.pasadenahumane.org. If you do leave pets unattended in your vehicle, it is now lawful for persons to forcibly open your car to rescue them!* Make sure your pets have easy access to water and a cool place to stay.* Keep air conditioners set to 78 degrees.* Close blinds and drapes to block out direct heat.* Use energy-efficient fans in conjunction with your air conditioner or as an alternative. Use major appliances in the early morning or after 9 p.m., when energy demand is lower.* Turn off lights, air conditioners, computers, TVs and other electronics when not in use.* Set refrigerator to 37 degrees, clean coils regularly and unplug unused secondary fridges.* Air quality can easily degrade during hot weather. If you have heart disease, asthma or other lung diseases, minimize outdoor activity to reduce heat-related illness.* Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst.* Wear light and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.* Drink water often. Do not wait until you are thirsty.* Avoid/reduce unnecessary exertion or vigorous exercise, whether outside or in a non-air- conditioned building, especially during peak heat hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.* Seek shady spots; wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim, and use plenty of sunscreenPasadena Public Swimming PoolsPasadena-area public swimming pools operated by the City opened June 10 for the summer season. Open/recreation swim fees are $1 for children, teens and seniors; and $2.50 for adults 18 and over. All minors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please call (626) 744-7330 for more information.* Blair High School, 1201 S. Marengo Ave.* Pasadena High School, 2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.* Robinson Park Recreation Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.* Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St.Additionally, the splash pad at La Pintoresca Park is also open to the public free of charge.Pasadena Public LibraryWhile not official Cooling Centers, Pasadena libraries offer an enjoyable, air-conditioned respite from the heat and are, of course, a great place to catch up on your reading! Pasadena Public Library locations are listed below. Click on each location for hours of operation. The public library and all other facilities listed below are subject to change, so please call first if you want to go there.* Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, (626) 744-4066* Allendale Branch, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., (626) 744-7260* Hastings Branch, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. (626) 744-7262* Hill Avenue Branch, 55 S. Hill Ave., (626) 744-7264* La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave., (626) 744-7268* Lamanda Park Branch, 140 S. Altadena Dr., (626) 744-7266* Linda Vista Branch, 1281 Bryant St., (626) 744-7278* San Rafael Branch, 1240 Nithsdale Road, (626) 744-7270* Santa Catalina Branch, 999 E. Washington Blvd., (626) 744* Villa Parke Branch, 363 E. Villa St., (626) 744-6510Ice SkatingA trip to the Pasadena Ice Skating Center, 300 E. Green St., is also a good way to beat the heat. Call (626) 578-0800,visit www.skatepasadena.com, or email to [email protected] officials also urge all residents to sign up today for emergency alerts and other information from the City by joining the City’s Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System, or PLEAS. PLEAS uses both text and voice messages to keep residents and community members in Pasadena informed in case of citywide or major emergencies. Register now at http://bit.ly/emergency-alert.last_img read more

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Weah: Nigeria Football is a Model

first_img“As a young, upcoming footballer, I was always fascinated by Nigeria’s football stars. I looked up to the likes of Stephen Keshi, Rashidi Yekini, Friday Ekpo and others and believed that the African footballer can also get to the very top. I believe that in Africa, somewhere, there is another Ballon D’Or winner. We have to find him, expose him to the world and give him the opportunity to actualise his dream,” Weah, who was named African, European and World Footballer of the Year in 1995, said.While commending the Government of Nigeria, the Nigeria Football Federation and the Super Eagles for the honour done him on the occasion which was to celebrate his contributions to Liberian Football, Weah revealed that as a people, Liberians look up to Nigeria’s pedigree in the round leather game and will work hard to get there.Weah and former national teammate, James Debbah, led out the Lone Star against the Super Eagles in a game played in an ambience of warmth, mutual respect and good spirit. Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo scored for Nigeria in the first half while Liberia reduced the deficit through a penalty kick in the second half when Oluwasemilogo Ajayi handled the ball in the box.NFF 2nd Vice President Shehu Dikko and Executive Committee member Ibrahim Musa Gusau led the Nigerian delegation to Monrovia.Interestingly, on a day that Weah’s Number 14 Lone Star jersey was been retired, his son, Timothy, featured for the U.S. national team in a win over Mexico.The father/son duo both took the field on the same day, with the junior Weah starting and playing 89 minutes in the USMNT’s 1-0 win over 10-man Mexico.… Rewards Eagles with $2,000 Each for Monrovia FriendlyFor honouring the invitation to play in the friendly game to retire George Weah’s No 14 Lone Star jersey, Super Eagles have been rewarded with a cash gift of $2,000-a-man.The 1995 World Footballer of the Year who is now President of Liberia was delighted that Nigeria presented a strong side including several last players from the recent World Cup in Russia for Tuesday night’s game in Monrovia.“We were paid $2,000 each by the President of Liberia,” one of the players at the game informed SCORENigeriaWeah, 51, now many kilogrammes overweight and far from fit, played for 79 minutes in a game the Eagles won 2-1.In his playing days, the big striker featured for some of Europe’s best teams – PSG, Monaco, AC Milan and Chelsea.Meanwhile, Bordeaux winger Samuel Kalu has said it was a huge motivation to play on the same pitch with the one-time World Footballer of the Year.Kalu, who made his Super Eagles debut at the weekend in Seychelles, said it was a big lift to share the same pitch with Weah who is now his country’s elected President.“I couldn’t follow him much when he was playing, but I could see some of his skills from the videos I have seen of him,” the winger commented.“He’s a legend, a world-class player. It was a big motivation to play against him,” Kalu stressed.He said despite Weah being part of the Lone Star in last night’s game, the Eagles wanted to win the game.“We want to win any match we play,” he maintained.Kalu was outstanding on his debut against Seychelles on Saturday in a 2019 AFCON qualifier.“It was great to represent Nigeria, this is a good step for me in the national team,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaFormer World Footballer of the Year and now President of the Republic of Liberia, Mr. George Opong Weah has hailed Nigeria as a great and worthy ally in national development, while describing Nigerian Football as a model that he wants his country to follow.Speaking after Tuesday night’s exhibition match between the Lone Star and the Super Eagles at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Monrovia, which the Eagles won 2-1, Weah, a former World Footballer of the Year, revealed that Nigeria Football has always inspired him. Super Eagles Stand in Captain, John Ogu, shaking President George Weah before the friendly game on Tuesday night in Monrovialast_img read more

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