Huntington Hospital Hosts Open House for Local Students

first_imgCommunity News Huntington Hospital Hosts Open House for Local Students From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 28, 2016 | 12:28 pm 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Huntington Hospital hosted an educational open house for teens from all over the San Gabriel Valley, including, Eagle Rock, Pasadena, San Marino and Arcadia, sharing the benefits and technical aspects of robotic surgery.On Saturday, January 23, Huntington Hospital hosted an open house for local high school students. The event, led by Armen H. Dikranian, MD, urologic surgeon and medical director of robotic surgery at Huntington Hospital with the support of David Lourie, MD, director, bariatric surgery program, educated the teens about the benefits and technical aspects of robotic surgery and allowed each student to conduct simulations using Huntington Hospital’s da Vinici Surgical Systems, a robotic surgical system designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach.It’s hard for someone to be exposed to robotics technology and not like it,” said Dikranian. “This is a wonderful opportunity to show these bright students cutting edge robotics in the surgical environment. Huntington Hospital is extremely fortunate to have three da Vinci Robots thanks in large part to the generous support of our donors. This event is a great way to showcase this technology and its clinical benefits to our community.”Over 24 teens attended the event from all over the San Gabriel Valley, including, Eagle Rock, Pasadena, San Marino and Arcadia. “I like the machinery and I’m excited to come check it out,” said Polytechnic High School student, Austin Yu, who is also a volunteer at Huntington Hospital.For more photos from this event, please visit Make a comment More Cool Stuff 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. Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Subscribecenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC – EducationPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Ohio: ‘Worst energy bill of the 21st century’

first_imgOhio: ‘Worst energy bill of the 21st century’ FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Vox:The bill, just signed by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, is called HB 6. Though the story behind it is complex and sordid, the bill itself is pretty simple. It would do four things:Bail out two nuclear plants: From 2021 until 2027, Ohio ratepayers will pay a new monthly surcharge on their electricity bills, from 85 cents for residential customers up to $2,400 for big industrial customers. The surcharge will produce about $170 million a year; $150 million of that will be used by the utility FirstEnergy Solutions to subsidize its two big nuclear power plants — Davis-Besse, outside of Toledo, and Perry, northeast of Cleveland — which it claims are losing money and will be closed in the next couple of years without bailouts. The remaining $20 million will be divided among six existing solar projects in rural areas of the state. (Note: As we’ll discuss below, nuclear power plants generate low-carbon energy and are worth saving. But not like this.)Bail out two coal plants: FirstEnergy customers across Ohio will pay an additional monthly surcharge ($1.50 for residential customers; up to $1,500 for big industrials) to help bail out two old, hyper-polluting coal plants owned by the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (a collective owned by several large utilities), one in Ohio, one in Indiana.Gut renewable energy standards: Ohio has one of the oldest renewable portfolio standards in the country, requiring its utilities to get 12.5 percent of their power from renewables by 2027. The bill reduces the target to 8.5 percent by 2026, exempts large industrial customers, and kills the standard after 2026, effectively nullifying any incentive for new renewable energy development in the state.Gut energy efficiency standards: Ohio utilities are required to reduce customers’ energy use 22 percent from 2008 levels by 2027 through energy efficiency programs (which were set to save Ohio ratepayers $4 billion over the next 10 years). HB 6 allows utilities to abandon those programs entirely once they hit 17.5 percent, a level most have almost reached already.More: Ohio just passed the worst energy bill of the 21st centurylast_img read more

Boys Area Basketball Sectional Scores (2-26)

first_imgBoys Area Basketball Sectional ScoresTuesday  (2-26)Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ South RipleyMilan  62     South Decatur  56Southwestern  81    Switzerland County  62Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ GreensburgGreensburg  68     Madison  50Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ SouthwesternMorristown  57     Rising Sun  56Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Columbus NorthColumbus East  59     Bloomington North  58  (OT)Shelbyville  57     Columbus North  54last_img

Pardew slams Johnson

first_img “There is a bit of pushing and shoving the players have come together, there is probably just enough for the referee to send them off, but Johnson’s reaction to the heads meeting, in terms that he got a headbutt when he did not, was the catalyst for them both to get sent off,” said Pardew. “It was his own fault, if he had not have done that then maybe the referee would have taken a more lenient view, but he made such a drama out of it, he should be ashamed of himself really. “We won’t appeal, because I think there was enough for Chris there, but once he done that stupid reaction, the crowd went all mad and he (referee) has got no choice really.” Pardew added: “That was the thing the game will be remembered for, when it should not have been because we had some outstanding performances, and I cannot understand how we have not won the game.” Norwich manager Chris Hughton, however, refuted Pardew’s version of events. He said: “Johnson’s sending off was incredibly soft. “I presumed something else had happened apart from what I did see, which was him push Remy in the chest – over aggressively? Not really.” Hughton added: “Bradley has not gone down on the floor. All he has done is pull his head away. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew claimed Norwich midfielder Bradley Johnson should be “ashamed of himself” for his role in the incident which saw both him and striker Loic Remy sent off at the end of Tuesday night’s goalless Barclays Premier League contest at Carrow Road. “Regards the amount of contact, I don’t know, but certainly Bradley Johnson is not the type of player who would look to get someone sent off. “My gut feeling is we will appeal, but you always have to look at it again and make the right decisions.” Tempers had flared at the end of the first half as Scotland winger Robert Snodgrass was involved in a heated exchange with home supporters in the City Stand, which Hughton will investigate. “Robert is a hard-working and very passionate man and somebody who is always involved in the thick of things,” he said. Newcastle, meanwhile, began life without key midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who is set for a £20million switch to Paris St Germain. Despite the loss of Cabaye’s influence, Newcastle still did more than enough to have secured victory, as they were denied by the woodwork three times. Pardew hopes to quickly reinvest the income from Cabaye’s sale. “We looked a little bit different, but in a good way,” said Pardew, who confirmed striker Luuk de Jong was set for a medical ahead of a loan move from Borussia Monchengladbach. “This club is never going to be about one player. “For sure Yohan Cabaye would probably get in my all-time top Newcastle team. For us he was outstanding and we wish him the very best, and I hope our fans do. “He wanted to leave, we were honourable to him, he has got a dream move. “We have to use that money wisely now, like we did with Andy Carroll when we brought in Yohan and a couple of others which took us forwards. “That is how we are going to have to try to break the Champions League to use this money to good effect to make us better.” Pardew added: “I was on the phone to the powers-that-be to say ‘let’s get moving and see what we can get’ “We have one or two targets which we had earmarked if he went and we are chasing those down.” The duo were each shown a red card by referee Chris Foy after exchanging pushes and then squaring up head-to-head on the touchline. Pardew felt the referee had been left little option other than to dismiss both men, but slammed Johnson for his part in the melee. Press Associationlast_img read more

Potential Chinese trade deal has Iowans hopeful

first_imgAMES — Members of Iowa agriculture sector are finding hope in the tentative trade deal announced between the United States and China. President Donald Trump says China has agreed to buy between 40 and 50 billion dollars in U-S agriculture products, if the deal goes through.Iowa State University economics professor Wendong Zhang says that’s significantly more than any single-year of U-S exports to the Asian giant. But it’s not clear whether the new number reflects an annual promise.  “The Chinese probably left more wiggle room-there’s a really big number but there’s no timeframe tied to it,” he says.Zhang says tariffs that could have been imposed this week will not go into effect. That’s some relief, but now farmers and others will wait to see whether the threat of December tariffs is also lifted. Zhang welcomes what he calls important first steps as the two sides each still angle to come out ahead. “The trade war has been elevated so much, I think in the end both countries need to find a way, that, in some respects, both leaders need to go back and say we won the trade war, somehow,” Zhang says.Zhang says a shallow agreement on big issues like technology transfer and intellectual property protections is likely. But significant increases in Chinese imports of U-S corn, ethanol and beef could also be part of the deal.last_img read more

6 injured in California school shooting

first_imgPolice say at least six people have been injured in a shooting at a California high school.The sheriff’s office identified the suspect as an asian male dressed in black clothing.The suspect is was last seen heading toward a California elementary school, reports say.This story is developing.last_img

Teen arrested for planning attack on mostly black church

first_imgOfficials in Atlanta, Georgia are reporting that they have arrested a teenaged girl who plotted to attack patricians at a mostly black church.The incident was reported to police on Friday by administrators at Gainesville High School.According to the report, several students alerted school administrators to the 16-year-old’s plans after they found a notebook outlining an attack on the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.Gainesville Police Chief Jay Parrish confirmed the incident in a statement Tuesday and confirmed that there was evidence that the plot was racially motivated:“Our investigation indicated the church was targeted by the juvenile based on the racial demographic of the church members,” Chief Parrish said.Other specific details surrounding the plot have not been released, however, authorities did report that the teen has since been charged with criminal attempt to commit murder and is being held at a youth detention center in Gainesville.last_img read more

PBC Elections Supervisor Announces Reelection Bid

first_imgPalm Beach County’s Supervisor of Elections announced Thursday that she is running for reelection, despite claiming earlier in the year that she had no intentions of doing so.According to records, Wendy Sartory Link has filed to run as a Democrat next year.Sartory Link, a commercial real estate attorney, was appointed to the position last January by Governor Ron DeSantis, after he suspended then-Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher for issues stemming from the November 2018 midterm election.Bucher’s office did not meet a deadline in the contested Governor and U.S. Senate races, in addition to the race for Agriculture Commissioner.Governor DeSantis said at the time that Bucher had violated Florida law by missing the recount deadline, and by failing to submit improperly completed ballots to a state canvasing board, as well as for her handling of voter intent determinations and voters who submitted duplicate ballots.Under Sartory Link’s leadership, the county has purchased $15 million in new voting equipment in order to expedite the tabulation process and to handle a larger volume of ballots.The elections office has also purchased a secure server that is monitored by the Department of Homeland Security in order to protect sensitive voter information.According to records, Sartory Link will be running against Democrats Paulette Armstead, Deandre Poole, and Michelle Sylvester. The Republican candidate is Thomas Caprio.last_img read more

FHP Tracks Down Vehicle Possibly Involved in Shooting 13 Cars on Central Florida’s I-4

first_imgAuthorities are investigating reports of multiple vehicles being fired upon Wednesday on I-4 between northern Seminole County and southern Volusia County.Officials say that no one was injured, although at least 13 cars were struck. The Florida Highway Patrol announced Thursday they have located a vehicle that was possibly involved, although they did not provide details.Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood tweeted that it appeared as if a small caliber, pellet or BB gun may have been involved, although that remains unconfirmed. He does not believe it was a targeted sniper situation.One victim says his driver-side back window was struck with either a pellet or BB gun, but he did not hear anything until his window actually cracked.Multiple law enforcement agencies are now investigating the incident.last_img read more

President Trump to Appear in South Florida Tonight

first_imgAt the behest of the President of the United States, Maj. General Qassem Soleimani, who lead Iran’s elite Quds force was killed in a U-S airstrike outside of Baghdad’s airport, the Pentagon announced Thursday night.But, President Trump, who is still vacationing in South Floirda, has not yet weighed in directly on the strike that took out the top Iranian General Soleimani.Last night he tweeted just an image of an American flag. But the Pentagon said in a statement that the US military took quote “decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad” and the strike was carried out at the direction of the President. President Trump is set to deliver remarks at the launch of the “Evangelicals for Trump” campaign event this evening in Miami Florida.In an interview with one of the attendees’ Dr. Jack Graham, he says that they will be praying for the president, and the world for peace. He also noted that many Iranians are converting to Christianity. read more