House Unanimously Approves Rep. Chu Bill to Rename Sierra Madre Post Office in Honor of Veteran and Immigrant Louis Van Iersel

first_img Community News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Today, the House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill to rename the Sierra Madre, CA post office after Sergeant Louis Van Iersel, an immigrant, father, husband, and veteran who lived in Sierra Madre. The bill was introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) who represents the area. Rep. Chu released the following statement:Sergeant Louis Van Iersel’s life was the true example of the American Dream. As an immigrant, he immediately sought to serve his new country and did so with incredible valor and heroism. Not in just one World War, but two. Whether learning English while working in the kitchen, crossing an icy river under German fire to deliver intelligence, or teaching his sons to follow his example, Mr. Van Iersel was a true hero. For the lives he saved, and the lives he inspired, Louis Van Iersel deserves to be recognized and remembered here in the city he called home. That is why I introduced this bill to renamed the Sierra Madre post office in his honor. I’m so pleased the House has unanimously agreed.”Rep. Chu first introduced the bill to rename the Sierra Madre post office on March 16, 2016. The bill would designate the U.S. Postal Facility at 61 South Baldwin Avenue in Sierra Madre, California, the Louis Van Iersel Post Office. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Government House Unanimously Approves Rep. Chu Bill to Rename Sierra Madre Post Office in Honor of Veteran and Immigrant Louis Van Iersel Published on Monday, May 23, 2016 | 6:46 pmcenter_img HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News 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.last_img read more

Funeral mass for Civic Trust founder

first_imgLinkedin The funeral mass of the late heritage chief Denis Leonard (62), will take place today. Tributes from political, arts and business sectors continue to be paid to the Limerick Civic Trust founding director.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A book of condolences was opened at Limerick City Hall yesterday in memory of Mr Leonard, who managed some of the city’s largest restoration projects.Mayor of Limerick Cllr Kevin Kiely said the city is indebted to the man who in 1983 established the first Civic Trust in the country. “He was a true gentleman who devoted his whole life to preserving Limerick’s architectural environment and heritage. He was one hundred per cent dedicated to improving Limerick’s environment and he always had the city’s best interests at the heart “.Mr Leonard is survived by his wife, Deirdre his three daughters Rachel, Sarah and Kate and his brothers Richard and Brian. Mr Leonard will be buried this Wednesday morning following the removal of his remains last night from The Georgian House, Pery Square to St Paul’s, Dooradoyle. The funeral will follow 12noon Mass at St Paul’s to Castlemungret Cemetery. Twitter NewsLocal NewsFuneral mass for Civic Trust founderBy admin – December 2, 2009 503 Facebook Printcenter_img Advertisement WhatsApp Email Previous articleBoil notice issued in lower Shannon regionNext articleSean set for Atlantic row adminlast_img read more

UW offense comes up short

first_imgUW senior forward John Mitchell and the Badgers failed to create much offense in the title game.[/media-credit]DETROIT — After putting up the most goals by a team in a Frozen Four game since 1994 Thursday night, scoring didn’t look like it would be a problem for Wisconsin in the title game.Whoops.The Badgers forgot their offense against a Boston College Eagles team that executed a terrific defensive game plan en route to a 5-0 thwomping — only the fourth shutout in national title game history.UW had seven different players score in the 8-1 win over RIT in the semifinal, the most offense by a team since Lake Superior State won 9-1 in the 1994 title game. The Wisconsin offense was dangerous and effective, sending skaters to crash the net while putting shots on goal from the wing and point.But BC knew UW likes to shoot the puck. And in the title game, seemingly every time a Badger took a shot, it went off an Eagle’s leg, stick or skate.“They did a tremendous job of getting in our shooting lanes,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said. “We couldn’t get pucks to the net, they blocked a ton of shots. I thought that was one thing they did really well.”Against RIT, senior John Mitchell was able to put away a rebound to put Wisconsin up 1:27 into the game. Derek Stepan got the second goal with a redirection of a Ryan McDonagh shot. Tigers goaltender Jared DeMichiel wasn’t able to get a lot of open looks at shots, resulting in the six goals he allowed.The rebounds and screens that were so effective Thursday night didn’t happen Saturday for one main reason: the puck rarely got that close to BC goaltender John Muse. Muse certainly was solid for the Eagles, making some stops on the few good chances the Badgers had. But he was never really tested, as the Badgers put up just 20 shots on goal — UW averaged 37.9 shots on goal per game entering Saturday.“I think we needed to get more rubber at [Muse],” Eaves said. “It would have made his job more difficult.”The aggressiveness BC showed in its defensive zone — something Wisconsin usually excels at as well — turned out to be the difference in the game. In addition to blocking shots, the Eagles forced the Badgers to keep the puck outside.The disappearing act on offense was a surprise — UW averaged 4.07 goals per game entering Saturday, good for second in the nation. The Badgers had been shutout just twice previously in the season, once at Minnesota-Duluth and again in the WCHA Final Five against St. Cloud State. In most games where Wisconsin struggled to score, they were at least able to get pucks on the net. Saturday was a rare and surprising exception, considering the Badgers’ strict adherence to the “shoot the puck” mantra.Most of UW’s possessions on offense Saturday involved cycling the puck along the end boards, getting it back to the point and then turning the puck over, allowing BC’s speedy forwards to go on the attack in transition.“I think their defense did a good job of blocking shots and collapsing down low and pressuring us pretty hard, getting the turnovers high in the zone,” UW Hobey Baker Award winner Blake Geoffrion said. “They were able to transition off of that and get good goal chances.”“I think a little bit of it is we were trying to score,” UW assistant coach Mark Osiecki said. “We’re trying to go on the offense, obviously we couldn’t get a lot of offense going, so our guys are cheating and trying to generate something positive on the offense side.”Twice, Boston College forward Cam Atkinson was able to score after racing down the left side in transition. While the UW defensemen — great skaters themselves — did a solid job most of the night in containing BC’s speed, the lack of execution on offense doomed the Badgers.The score was just 1-0 entering the third period — but UW was winless this season when trailing after two periods. If Wisconsin scores the equalizer earlier in the games, perhaps the floodgates open, like when UW came back in the third against Denver, or in the Camp Randall Hockey Classic.Instead, as Eaves put it, it just wasn’t Wisconsin’s night.last_img read more

Donegal-based Garda and partner face huge legal bill

first_imgA Letterkenny-based Garda and his partner face a massive legal bill after being refused their costs at the Disclosures Tribunal.Garda Keith Harrison and his partner Marisa Simms face substantial legal bills after being refused most of their costs.In rulings published on Thursday evening, tribunal chairman Mr Justice Peter Charleton said they were entitled to the costs of their legal representation up to and including the opening day of hearings, but no further costs beyond that point. This means they will each face having to pay the costs of legal representation for 18 days of hearings, thought to amount to around €100,000 for Garda Harrison and €85,000 for Ms Simms.The couple alleged gardaí conspired with Tusla to directly interfere in their family life in Donegal, as a result of the garda’s whistleblowing years previously in Athlone.The garda claimed he was mistreated and bullied by colleagues and that gardaí colluded with Tusla to coerce a statement from Ms Simms and directed social workers to visit their family home in Letterkenny.But Mr Justice Charleton concluded the allegations were “entirely without any validity” and exonerated gardaí and Tusla officials. The judge describing some claims as “nonsense” in a report which was highly critical of the garda’s evidence.The decision is the toughest costs ruling made by the judge at the tribunal.At a hearing last month, Gda Harrison’s counsel Mark Harty insisted his client should be awarded all his costs.For full story see Garda and partner face huge legal bill was last modified: December 7th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more