Former John Muir Star Running Back Injured in Horrific Car Collision

first_imgEVENTS & 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. CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 45 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Business News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News center_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  A former John Muir High School football player was seriously injured in a car collision on Saturday afternoon when the Mustang he was driving in was sheared in half.According to the Pasadena Black Pages, Sultan McCullough lost control of his car in Monrovia on Saturday and crashed into an SUV.The violent collision took place about 1 p.m. in the 1900 block of Myrtle Avenue.McCullough was allegedly racing another vehicle just south of Duarte Road when he lost control of his vehicle and hit the SUV, which was not involved in the race.The driver of the SUV was able to avoid a head-on collision when he saw the Mustang coming at him. McCullough was thrown from his vehicle.McCullough and the driver of the SUV were both hospitalized. According to KTLA 5, which did not identify him by name, the driver of the Mustang was transported with “life-threatening injuries” and has undergone several surgeries.It is not known if McCullough will face charges in the incident. A second driver reportedly fled the scene.During his time at Muir, McCullough was one of the top sprinters in the state. McCullough and Obea Moore led the Mustangs to a CIF State title in the 4×100 relay. The team still holds the record for the Arcadia Invitational.After high school he attended USC and later played for the Washington Redskins. 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 Make a comment Community News More Cool Stuff Community News Former John Muir Star Running Back Injured in Horrific Car Collision Street racing may have played part in incident STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 6, 2020 | 3:28 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

News story: Individuals to be protected from ‘devastating impact’ of problem debt

first_imgCrucially, the scheme will cover a broad range of debts including arrears owed to central and local government. This will mean council tax arrears, personal tax debts and benefit overpayments will be included.As well as Breathing Space and the support for those in mental health crisis, the package also includes a Statutory Debt Repayment Plan for those with problem debt, which offers similar protection to the Breathing Space scheme, helping individuals to repay their debts over a manageable timeframe. The plan will adjust as people’s life circumstances change, which could mean decreasing monthly payments if their disposable income has changed.The announcement follows the recent consultation on these proposals and the regulations on the Breathing Space scheme will now be put to Parliament before the end of the year, so that it can be implemented in early 2021.The announcement builds on previous government work to alleviate the impact of problem debt, including reforming the regulation of consumer credit, widening access to professional debt advice and help to build individual financial capability. Problem debt can have a devastating impact of people’s lives, putting a huge burden on individuals which can lead to family breakdown, stress and mental health issues. No one should be stuck in an endless cycle of debt and facing the ever-looming threat of invasive debt collectors. That’s why I’m introducing this new scheme, giving everyone access to the advice, time and support they need to both get their finances under control and get away from the perpetual stress and worry debt can cause. Joanna Elson OBE, chief executive of the Money Advice Trust, the charity that runs National Debtline, said: new Breathing Space scheme will protect individuals with problem debt by freezing interest payments and halting enforcement action from creditors those in mental health crisis will see further protections while they receive treatment scheme will cover wide range of debts, including local and central government debts Phil Andrew, CEO of StepChange Debt Charity, said: This scheme could genuinely save lives. Everyone experiencing a mental health crisis should have the opportunity to recover free from escalating debt fees, charges and the threat of bailiffs arriving at their door. We are delighted that the government acted on our call to protect people from being hassled about debts while they’re receiving crisis care, and we look forward to working with ministers to put these plans in place over the coming year.center_img People looking for a sustainable way to repay their debts have traditionally had little protection, leaving them vulnerable to inconsistent approaches by different creditors that can harm their chances of recovery – something as a debt charity we’ve long felt needed reform. Breathing Space and statutory debt repayment plans will fundamentally improve how people seeking to repay debt are treated, putting them in a far less precarious position. We’re particularly pleased to see the Government’s confirmation that debts owed to government itself will be included in the scheme. Accessing Breathing Space through debt advice also adds a valuable incentive to help ensure more people in debt get the support they need. Individuals and families struggling with problem debt will be given extra help and time to get their finances under control, City minister John Glen announced today.The new plans will see the introduction of a 60-day Breathing Space period from 2021, where people with problem debts will be protected from enforcement action from creditors and will see their interest frozen.During this period individuals must engage with professional debt advisers, so they can find a long-term solution to their debts and get back on track with payments.As part of these plans, and to acknowledge the links between problem debt and mental health issues, the government is also confirming that individuals receiving NHS treatment for mental health crisis will not need to seek debt advice during the 60-day period. This will remove a key barrier to access for this group. They will continue to receive the same Breathing Space protections, which will last for the whole of their treatment.City minister, John Glen, said: Helen Undy, Chief Executive of the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, said: Breathing Space will provide a powerful incentive for people to seek debt advice, safe in the knowledge they will be given the time and statutory protections they need to begin to resolve their financial difficulty. The decision to include local authorities and other public sector creditors is particularly welcome – and means this new scheme could well be a game-changer in our efforts to tackle problem debt as a society. We look forward to working with government and other partners to ensure that Breathing Space is implemented successfully, and to continue to contribute to the government’s plans for Statutory Debt Repayment Plans as these are developed further.last_img read more

10 ways to get attention with the words you use

first_imgReplace ‘problem’ with challenge – if you ever say to someone ‘you know what your problem is?’ … I bet they don’t want to listen! Problem is a negative word, use challenge or opportunity instead for a positive spin on a negative word. continue reading » Everything begins with attention. Attention is all about connection. Words connect us, and when the right words are used, connections are deepened.Here are 10 ways to pay attention to the words you use and consider a change to old, cliché, cheap phrases and words that don’t serve you and build a strong personal brand.Remove ‘but’ – No one believes what you say before but, only the words you use after it. Don’t change it to ‘however’; simply make your point and stop talking. Eliminate your but. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Be kind to Earth, pick up your trash

first_imgAs the snow melts, take a look around you, especially on I-890 coming into Schenectady, and try to count the papers and other items of garbage coming into view along the roadside.Isn’t there a $500 fine for littering? A lot could be accomplished if that law was only sometimes enforced.Earth Day (April 22) is one day, but should be practiced every day. It’s well worth the effort to take some time to respect and be kind to the Earth and to each other so this would be a nicer place to live.Gina SauterScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Annenberg hosts strategy series speaker

first_imgOn Thursday, the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s Media, Economics and Entrepreneurship (M{2E}) program hosted David C. McCourt as part of its “Strategy Session” series.“These sessions are typically designed to have an outside senior leader from an outside agency come in and talk about a particular problem in a particular industry area,” said Chris Smith, co-director of M{2E}.McCourt’s list of achievements includes winning an Emmy for Reading Rainbow and receiving an award from the White House for his accomplishments in the private sector. Previously, he has served as the Resident Economist at Annenberg.In this discussion, McCourt talked about what he learned during his career in telecommunications, working on everything from the development of the first economically viable cable company to a partnership with the Irish government.To begin the session, McCourt discussed the many disadvantages facing young entrepreneurs of this generation.“When I was doing a research program, you had to get a book. It allowed you to connect the dots and go about pattern recognition,” McCourt said. “You can Google something and the machine does it for you. When you had to do that the old way you developed a pattern recognition yourself.”McCourt, however, praised USC for the work it does with entrepreneurship.“This media, economics and entrepreneurship [program] solves that, and you’re the only university that’s doing that,” McCourt said.McCourt recently set up a partnership with the Irish government to create e|net, which they hope will be a model for providing Internet access to rural communities in the Middle East and Africa.When asked why he selected Ireland for this startup, McCourt cited two major reasons.“Number one, Ireland is a small enough country that we can test things. It’s 12 percent of the population of Southern California, so we can do something and see the results,” McCourt said. “Number two, this company has to be based somewhere and we don’t want it to be an American-centered company.”McCourt hopes that through e|net, he will bring engineers from satellite, fiber optics and cellular backgrounds to tackle the issue of affordable access to the Internet, which McCourt sees as an ethical duty as Internet provides everything from media to healthcare.“There’s three billion people who are screwed from getting ahead,” McCourt said. “We want to find a way to connect those people.”Despite the current resentment towards American communications companies because of strict government regulations, McCourt argued that regulatory bodies have little effect on business.“My general view on regulatory bodies is that they will almost never put a startup business, but they’ll almost never take a startup out of business,” McCourt said. “I think you almost have to ignore these regulatory bodies and do what’s right.”Throughout the discussion, McCourt emphasized three things about his ideas on business. He said he valued an adherence to ethics, innovative thought and willingness to fail.Many students said the topic that resonated with them the most was McCourt’s emphasis on “quality failure.” McCourt believes that the only way to be an entrepreneur is to embrace failure and then find a way to remedy it. He considers the fear of failure to be a great disadvantage inn.Denise Guerra, a second-year graduate student studying journalism, supported this idea.“My favorite part was his speech on failure and failing better and the idea that it’s continuing experimentation,” she said.Miles Winston, a senior majoring in public relations, echoed this opinion.“[Failing harder] resonates with me as I’m thinking about what to do next,” Winston said.McCourt closed the discussion with an emphasis on collaboration.“[Partnership]’s been good for all aspects of my life,” McCourt said, citing everything from his businesses to his marriage.Editor’s note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated said McCourt had been married more than once.Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojanlast_img read more