53 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community 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. Photo from PCC 2019 Commencement ExercisesIn a decades-old annual tradition, more than 1,000 graduates and their families will drive to Pasadena City College to celebrate the completion of their studies.Only this year they won’t be getting out of their cars.PCC will host its first graduation “Car-mmencement” celebration Saturday, June 12, producing a once-in-a-lifetime experience to honor its graduates.Successful students will parade through the Colorado Boulevard campus via car, replacing speeches and ceremonies with selfies and celebration.The event highlights the classes of 2020 and 2021.Last year’s graduating class did not have a commencement ceremony because of the pandemic shutdown.“Everyone at PCC is so excited to welcome our students back to campus – and we’re even more excited to see them head off to their next adventure,” said PCC Superintendent/President Erika Endrijonas. “The past 15 months have been unlike anything that we expected, and we know our students have been hit harder than anyone. We are so proud to have helped them complete their studies in the face of this pandemic.”When festivities start at 9 a.m., student vehicles will enter campus from Del Mar Boulevard. They will snake their way through PCC’s parking lots, past its career education programs and the Veterans Resource Center, alongside the swimming pool, past Lancers Pass and live student music and dance groups, through the Quad, and ultimately pause for an unforgettable photo op in front of the iconic Horace Mann Building facing Colorado Boulevard. Faculty, staff, and well-wishers will line the route cheering and celebrating the students’ achievements.The event will adhere to COVID-19 regulations and public safety guidelines.PCC encourages every member of the community to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but is not requiring vaccinations. Therefore, masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn during any time car windows are open.Pre-registration for the ceremony ended May 24, and no drive-up participants will be allowed. Participants are limited to one car of family or friends, and all visitors must remain seated throughout the duration of the parade.The event will be livestreamed at youtube.com/pcclancer or directly at this link. For more information, visit pasadena.edu/commencement. Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Education PCC Students to be Honored in Graduation ‘Car-mmencement’ STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, June 3, 2021 | 4:40 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News
NewsLocal NewsThief wanted jail time to get teeth fixedBy admin – January 24, 2013 1182 WhatsApp Facebook Linkedin Print Email Advertisement Twitter [email protected]“HE wants to avail of dental treatment” was the unexpected response given to Judge Eugene O’Kelly when he asked why a defendant abused him for not giving a long enough prison sentence. Michael Whelan, a 34-year-old serial shoplifter and thief with over 213 previous convictions, was before Limerick District Court this week pleading guilty to the theft of a packet of razors worth €15 from the Ballinacurra Pharmacy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Currently serving a four-month sentence handed down at the start of January for a spate of thefts committed last September, Michael Whelan, with an address at Kylefea, Croom had previously protested to Judge O’Kelly for giving him too lenient a sentence.Judge O’Kelly asked Ted McCarthy, solicitor for the accused “is this why he continues to re-offend”.Mr McCarthy said that Mr Whelan had been looking for a longer sentence so as he could avail of “dental work while in prison” and added that the reason his client offended was to primarily feed his alcohol habit.Expressing surprise at the defendant’s response, Judge O’Kelly convicted Michael Whelan and sentenced him to one month in prison for the theft of the razors on January 4 last.Michael Whelan had similar outbursts at a previous sitting of the district court in Rathekeale when he shouted at Judge Mary O’Halloran, “I want 12 months”.However, the judge, who previously referred to him “as a bit of a nuisance in the community to put it mildly”, then sentenced him to four months in prison for the theft of cider and razor blades from a Spar shop in Croom. Previous articleRape crisis group want sentencing guidelinesNext articleJobs hope from HMV sale talks admin
kali9/iStockBy JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(OCONOMOWOC, Wis.) — A suspect died by suicide following a police pursuit after two people were found dead at a supermarket distribution center in Wisconsin.The Oconomowoc Police Department received a call detailing a possible industrial accident at the Roundy’s Distribution Center around 10:32 p.m. on Tuesday, authorities said.When officers arrived, they found two victims, both of whom were not breathing. They were pronounced dead at the scene, police said.A suspect vehicle was later spotted in Milwaukee County, leading to a police pursuit Wednesday morning, authorities said.After the suspect crashed the car, he shot himself and died, according to police.Police did not detail how the victims at the distribution center were killed.Additional details were not immediately available. The investigation is ongoing.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Don Williams, CEO of brand and design consultancy Pi Global, bewails bad statistics”There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” Damned right! Everyone knows that statistics are usually unreliable, agenda-ridden and often total bobbins. Of course, if a baker stocks 100 brown loaves and 100 white loaves and, every day, he sells all the white ones and half the brown ones, he knows that the white loaves are twice as popular as the brown.The problem arises when researchers and statisticians try to create a science of hugely complex and often intangible situations and the resulting nonsense is used to support weak arguments or obfuscate the truth. Research is unfortunately compelling for one very simple reason: it’s a huge facilitator in a decision-making process and a career safety net. If you make a bad decision based on research results, you can blame the inexplicable research. If you make a bad decision based on your experience and nous, there’s nowhere to hide so research can be a convenient crutch.There’s nothing wrong with research per se it can be very valuable. But there is something wrong with bad research. Asking consumers dumb questions about likes and dislikes, probing them and forcing them to rationalise the irrational is not just daft, it’s irresponsible and can result in major brand damage and financial disaster.I have sat through groups where consumers have been encouraged to design packaging there are even research techniques that revolve around this concept. Does anyone in their right mind believe consumers understand how a piece of packaging has to function on the battlefield that is a supermarket at three metres from the fixture, 1.5 metres in the hand, in the home? But ask them whether they like red or what they think of the picture or whether they like the logo or 200 other inane questions and you can be certain they will have answers. After all, they’ve been fed and watered in a cosy little room with a few bob thrown in for good measure and they don’t want to look stupid.In my view, the resulting data from exercises like this is all-but-useless in the real world and unless you get as close to real world environments, you cannot hope to gain any worthwhile knowledge. Look at the 1985 New Coke debacle, for example: Pepsi was winning the ’cola war’ and taste test after taste test, when Coke decided to launch a new high-fructose corn syrup to get closer to the Pepsi sweetness. What they didn’t take into account was that the short-term sweetness experienced in a sip test/focus group situation was very different to the long-term, real-world experience of living with the product every day. So the research was fundamentally flawed.When you consider that well over 90% of new product launches fail, most of which are presumably researched to death, you have to question the standard of research methodology.We need a sea change to provide us with a more pragmatic, common-sense approach to consumer understanding, based on what they do, rather than what they say they do.