3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) has partnered with organization Badge2Badge to host a three day fundraiser in support of families of fallen police officers. From Tuesday, April 21 to Thursday, April 23, select Southern California CPK locations will donate 20% of all dine in, take out, catering and beverage purchases to Badge2Badge. Guests simply need to show the fundraiser flyer to their server and 20% of their check will be donated to the organization.Badge2Badge is an Internal Revenue Code Section 501© (3) tax exempt non-profit corporation and its mission is to provide funds to assist officers and their families of the Los Angeles Police Department who have experienced traumatic situations and need urgent financial assistance.To download a fundraiser flyer, click the following link: CPK.com/Badge2BadgeThe fundraiser will be held Tuesday, April 21 to Thursday, April 23. *Hours vary per location (please check specific restaurant websites for hours of operation).Participating Southern California locations include:• Anaheim – Anaheim GardenWalk• Arcadia – Westfield Santa Anita• Bakersfield – The River Walk• Beverly Hills – Beverly Center and Beverly Hills• Brea – Brea Mall• Brentwood – Brentwood Gardens• Burbank – Burbank Town Center• Cerritos – Los Cerritos Center• Chino Hills – The Shoppes at Chino Hills• Culver City – Culver Center• Downtown L.A. – 7th St Market Place Downtown and Wells Fargo Center – Downtown• Encino – Encino Place• Glendale – Glendale City Center• Hollywood – Hollywood and Highland• Huntington Beach – Bella Terra• Lakewood – Lakewood Center Mall• Long Beach – The Marketplace and The Pike at Rainbow Harbor• Manhattan Beach – Manhattan Village• Marina Del Rey – Marina Waterside Center• Newport Beach – Fashion Island• Palm Desert – The Shops on El Paseo• Pasadena – Plaza Las Fuentes• Rancho Cucamonga – Victoria Gardens• Redondo Beach – South Bay Galleria• Riverside – Riverside Plaza• San Luis Obispo – San Luis Obispo Downtown Centre• Santa Ana – Mainplace Mall• Santa Barbara – Paseo Nuevo Mall• Santa Monica – Santa Monica• Seal Beach – The Shops at Rossmoor• Simi Valley – Simi Valley Town Center• Studio City – Studio City• Westwood – Westwood Village• Tarzana – Tarzana• Temecula – The Promenade in Temecula• Thousand Oaks – The Lakes at Thousand Oaks• Topanga – Westfield Topanga• Torrance – Rolling Hills Plaza• Ventura – Pacific View MallFind your local CPK here: http://www.cpk.com/locations/About California Pizza KitchenBorn in Beverly Hills in 1985, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is a leader in authentic California-style cuisine and is widely known for its innovative menu items. California Pizza Kitchen provides a range of California-inspired dishes for guests who Seek the Unique, from signature hand-tossed and hearth-baked pizzas, to imaginative salads, pastas, entrées, soups, sandwiches and hand-crafted cocktails. A Southern California classic, CPK has 280 restaurants in 208 cities and 15 countries around the world. CPK’s leading edge continues as it transforms U.S. restaurants nationwide to create a brand new, Next Chapter experience in culinary offerings, hospitality and design. The new Next Chapter décor spurns the traditional “chain” look with surroundings crafted from sustainable materials, and new reimagined menu features unique flavor combinations and fresh seasonal ingredients. The total conversion will be completed by the end of 2016.For more information on Next Chapter, visit CPK.com/NextChapter. For general information on California Pizza Kitchen, visit CPK.com. 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Hoey will start in a tie for third place in Munich today when he resumes from 10-under par and just two shots behind out-right leader, Rafa Cabrera Bello (pr: Bay-oh) of Spain.The Ulsterman knows that he can keep himself in the mix – provided he can keep the errors out of his game.
By Aurora Torres, Jianguo “Jack” Liu, Jodi Brandt, and Kristen LearWhen people picture sand spread across idyllic beaches and endless deserts, they understandably think of it as an infinite resource. But as we discuss in a just-published perspective in the journal Science, over-exploitation of global supplies of sand is damaging the environment, endangering communities, causing shortages and promoting violent conflict.Skyrocketing demand, combined with unfettered mining to meet it, is creating the perfect recipe for shortages. Plentiful evidence strongly suggests that sand is becoming increasingly scarce in many regions. For example, in Vietnam domestic demand for sand exceeds the country’s total reserves. If this mismatch continues, the country may run out of construction sand by 2020, according to recent statements from the country’s Ministry of Construction.This problem is rarely mentioned in scientific discussions and has not been systemically studied. Media attention drew us to this issue. While scientists are making a great effort to quantify how infrastructure systems such as roads and buildings affect the habitats that surround them, the impacts of extracting construction minerals such as sand and gravel to build those structures have been overlooked. Two years ago we created a working group designed to provide an integrated perspective on global sand use. RELATED ARTICLE Sand for Construction Is Vanishing In our view, it is essential to understand what happens at the places where sand is mined, where it is used and many impacted points in between in order to craft workable policies. We are analyzing those questions through a systems integration approach that allows us to better understand socioeconomic and environmental interactions over distances and time. Based on what we have already learned, we believe it is time to develop international conventions to regulate sand mining, use and trade. Skyrocketing demandSand and gravel are now the most-extracted materials in the world, exceeding fossil fuels and biomass (measured by weight). Sand is a key ingredient for concrete, roads, glass, and electronics. Massive amounts of sand are mined for land reclamation projects, shale gas extraction, and beach renourishment programs. Recent floods in Houston, India, Nepal, and Bangladesh will add to growing global demand for sand.In 2010, nations mined about 11 billion tons of sand just for construction. Extraction rates were highest in the Asia-Pacific region, followed by Europe and North America. In the United States alone, production and use of construction sand and gravel was valued at $8.9 billion in 2016, and production has increased by 24% in the past five years.Moreover, we have found that these numbers grossly underestimate global sand extraction and use. According to government agencies, uneven record-keeping in many countries may hide real extraction rates. Official statistics widely underreport sand use and typically do not include non-construction purposes such as hydraulic fracturing and beach nourishment.Sand traditionally has been a local product. However, regional shortages and sand mining bans in some countries are turning it into a globalized commodity. Its international trade value has skyrocketed, increasing almost sixfold in the last 25 years.Profits from sand mining frequently spur profiteering. In response to rampant violence stemming from competition for sand, the government of Hong Kong established a state monopoly over sand mining and trade in the early 1900s that lasted until 1981.Today organized crime groups in India, Italy, and elsewhere conduct illegal trade in soil and sand. Singapore’s high-volume sand imports have drawn it into disputes with Indonesia, Malaysia, and Cambodia. Aurora Torres is a postdoctoral research fellow in ecology at the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research. Jianguo “Jack” Liu is the Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability at Michigan State University. Jodi Brandt is an assistant professor of human environment systems at Boise State University. Kristen Lear is a PhD candidate at the University of Georgia. This post originally appeared at The Conversation. Preventing a tragedy of the sand commonsMedia coverage of this issue is growing, thanks to work by organizations such as the United Nations Environment Program, but the scale of the problem is not widely appreciated. Despite huge demand, sand sustainability is rarely addressed in scientific research and policy forums.The complexity of this problem is doubtlessly a factor. Sand is a common-pool resource — open to all, easy to get, and hard to regulate. As a result, we know little about the true global costs of sand mining and consumption.Demand will increase further as urban areas continue to expand and sea levels rise. Major international agreements such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Convention on Biological Diversity promote responsible allocation of natural resources, but there are no international conventions to regulate sand extraction, use, and trade.As long as national regulations are lightly enforced, harmful effects will continue to occur. We believe that the international community needs to develop a global strategy for sand governance, along with global and regional sand budgets. It is time to treat sand like a resource, on a par with clean air, biodiversity and other natural endowments that nations seek to manage for the future. Sand mining harms humans and the environmentThe negative consequences of overexploiting sand are felt in poorer regions where sand is mined. Extensive sand extraction physically alters rivers and coastal ecosystems, increases suspended sediments, and causes erosion.Research shows that sand mining operations are affecting numerous animal species, including fish, dolphins, crustaceans, and crocodiles. For example, the gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) — a critically endangered crocodile found in Asian river systems — is increasingly threatened by sand mining, which destroys or erodes sand banks where the animals bask.Sand mining also has serious impacts on people’s livelihoods. Beaches and wetlands buffer coastal communities against surging seas. Increased erosion resulting from extensive mining makes these communities more vulnerable to floods and storm surges.A recent report by the Water Integrity Network found that sand mining exacerbated the impacts of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami in Sri Lanka. In the Mekong Delta, sand mining is reducing sediment supplies as drastically as dam construction, threatening the sustainability of the delta. It also is probably enhancing saltwater intrusion during the dry season, which threatens local communities’ water and food security.Potential health impacts from sand mining are poorly characterized but deserve further study. Extraction activities create new standing pools of water that can become breeding sites for malaria-carrying mosquitoes. The pools may also play an important role in the spread of emerging diseases such as Buruli ulcer in West Africa, a bacterial skin infection.
Please visit the Royal Bahamas Police Force Website at www.royalbahamaspolice.org or facebook page at www.facebook.com/rbpforce or follow Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade on Twitter, for Latest News, Daily Crime Reports and additional Crime Prevention Tips.Release: RBPF Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 14, 2017 – Nassau –DEU SEIZE 280 MARIJUANA PLANTS, A BAHAMIAN AND TWO JAMAICANS IN CUSTODYConsistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Drug Enforcement Unit officers took a Bahamian man along with a Jamaican woman and man into custody following the seizure of a large quantity of marijuana plants on Friday 13th October 2017.Reports are that shortly after 10:00am, a team of officers assigned to the Drug Enforcement Unit, acting on intelligence executed a search warrant on a home located at Portago Road, where they uncovered a large amount of marijuana plants inside and outside of the home. In total, 280 plants were seized. The three suspects were subsequently taken into custody.30 ARRESTED, 85 DRIVERS TICKETED BY MOBILE DIVISION OFFICERS DURING 48 HOURS PERIODConsistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Priorities for 2017, Mobile Division targeted patrols intended to reduce crime, and to minimize the ability for criminals to commit criminal activities, has resulted in the arrest of thirty (30) persons during the past 48 hours for, murder, stolen vehicle, possession of dangerous drugs, stealing, and outstanding court warrants.Additionally, 85 drivers were ticketed for various traffic violations.POLICE ARE APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC TO SHARE INFORMATION ON ANY ILLEGAL/SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS)CRIME PREVENTION TIP OF THE WEEK – If a crime occurs – report it!Everyone should consider it his/her responsibility to report crime. Many criminals target favorite areas and have predictable methods of operation. When you report all the facts about a crime, it helps the police assign officers in the places where crimes are occurring or where they are most likely to occur. If you don’t report crime, this allows the criminal to continue to operate without interference.In many cases, it is the information provided by victims and witnesses that leads to the arrest of a criminal. So tell the police as much as you can; no fact is too trivial. The police need the eyes and ears of all citizens.