Simi Valley Briefs

first_imgSeabee Days sail into town PORT HUENEME — Naval Base Ventura County will host its annual Seabee Days on June 24-25, and organizers are seeking public entries for a classic car show, motorcycle show, poker run and karaoke contest. There will also be several sports tournaments, including softball, basketball and golf, open to members of the military. Seabee Days is a free celebration of the Naval Construction Force, featuring ship tours, musical entertainment and a carnival. It runs from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days. For more information call (805) 982-6000 or see — Daily News Seniors learn financial safety SIMI VALLEY — The Police Department will host a seminar on June 20 to help senior citizens protect their finances from fraud and other criminal activity. The Financially Prudent Senior will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at City Hall, 2929 Tapo Canyon Road. Representatives from the Ventura County District Attorney’s office, the state Department of Corporations, the Ventura County Financial Abuse Specialist Team, the California Department of Insurance and other groups will be available to inform senior citizens of their rights and potential problems. For more information call (805) 583-6908. — Daily News Simi Ford dealer donates $2,000 SIMI VALLEY — Simi Valley Ford recently presented Interface Children Family Services with a $2,000 contribution based on a pledge to donate $100 to charity for every fifth car sold during the dealership’s 5th anniversary sale-a-thon. — Daily News Chumash basket expert featured OXNARD — An authority on Chumash Indian basketry will be featured at Saturday’s meeting of the Ventura County Handweavers and Spinners Guild. The 9:30 a.m. program will be presented by Jan Timbrook, curator of ethnography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, which has one of the largest Chumash basketry collections in the world. The event is at 701 South Del Norte Blvd., units 115 and 120, Oxnard. For more information call (805) 527-1915. — Daily News American West art highlighted SIMI VALLEY — The American West is the theme of several exhibits at the Simi Valley Senior Center during June and July. In June the center at 3900 Avenida Simi is featuring the drawings of Richard Wellington Evans and the sculptures of Dot Stage. In July the center will feature the equestrian paintings of Pat Duggan. For more information call (805) 583-6363. — Daily News Jazz singer visits Peter Strauss SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS — Jazz singer Toni Jannotta will perform in a free outdoor concert at 3 p.m. June 25 at Peter Strauss Ranch. The ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is located on Mulholland Highway at Troutdale Drive. — Daily News Brimhall library shut ’til June 24 THOUSAND OAKS — The Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 Janss Road, will be closed for two weeks to prepare for the June 24 opening of its expanded children’s area. The new section will feature a separate entrance, check-out desk, drive-up book return, story-time room, children’s garden, outdoor family courtyard and a 3,600-gallon saltwater aquarium. The grand opening is scheduled at 9:30 a.m., with special family activities planned throughout the day. For more information call (805) 449-2666. — Daily News AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgThe final heartbreaking journey for the Boyle family begins today when they take tragic Conor home for burial in his beloved Co Donegal.The late Conor Boyle will be buried this Sunday.The 18 year old, who touched so many lives, lost his battle for life last week after a car crash in London on September 6th.Conor was returning home after a day’s work at his father’s tunneling company when the accident happened. Messages of sympathy and support have literally flooded in from around the world for the Loughanure teenager.Even in death Conor touched many more lives as his parents Hugh and Sheila gave their kind consent for some of his organs to be donated so others could live.The West Donegal areas of Loughanure, Annagry and surrounding villages are expected to come to a standstill as Conor’s remains arrive home.Conor’s remains will be taken to Sean McGlynn’s Chapel of Rest today at 11am for removal to his home in Loughanure at noon. A huge crowd is expected at his funeral which takes place in Annagry this Sunday at 1pm.The local Naomh Muire GAA club, of which Conor was a proud member, will perform a major role at his final farewell.The rosary will be held at the Boyle home on Friday and Saturday nights at 9pm.House is private from 10.30 pm – 10am and From 12noon on Sunday. FINAL LEG OF HEARTBREAKING JOURNEY BEGINS FOR BOYLE FAMILY was last modified: September 27th, 2013 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Conor BoylecrashdonegalfuneralLoughanurelast_img read more

New Green Building Products — May 2014

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members UPDATED on January 24, 2018It’s time once again to take a look at a few interesting new building products. I recently spotted two potentially useful ventilation products — a new type of ERV and a fan for ventilating small rooms — and two products that are destined for attics — an insulating “hat” for recessed cans and a ventilation baffle that can be installed between rafters. I will also report on JointSealR, a tape distributed by Owens Corning for taping XPS seams.Air Pohoda, a ventilation products manufacturer headquartered in the Czech Republic, has established a new distribution network in the U.S.[Editor’s note: As of January 2018, GBA has learned that Air Pohoda products are no longer being distributed in the U.S.]Air Pohoda manufactures HRVs as well as ERVs. The manufacturer claims that two of its products — the Ultima240E ERV and an add-on module called the Cool Breeze — are particularly appropriate for hot, humid climates.The Ultima240E ERV is rated at 240 cfm. It is the first ERV that allows users to set a desired indoor humidity level. According to the manufacturer, the ERV is capable of adjusting the amount of moisture that is transferred between the two air streams (the exhaust air stream and the supply air stream) to meet a desired humidity target.While other ERV cores have membranes that allow moisture to pass through the membrane and be transferred from one air stream to another, the passageways of the ERV core of the Air Pohoda core are made of a type of plastic that will not allow moisture to pass through the walls of the passageways. Instead, the machine reverses the direction of its exhaust and supply air flows periodically, so that the moisture that has condensed and accumulated on the walls of the plastic… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

Struggling Korean Duo Drags Navios Partners to Loss

first_imgzoom Greek owner and operator of container and dry bulk vessels Navios Maritime Partners L.P. saw a net loss of USD 33.86 million due to struggles of two top South Korean container shipping companies. The company’s net income for the three months ended September 2016 was affected by a USD 19.4 million loss on the disposal of the Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) shares and a USD 20.5 million loss from the non-cash accelerated amortization of the intangible assets relating to the two vessels chartered out to bankrupt Hanjin Shipping.Following Hanjin Shipping’s filing for receivership in August 2016, Navios Partners had two Capesize vessels chartered to Hanjin at a net rate of USD 29,356 per day until December 2020. In September, both vessels were redelivered to Navios Partners’ commercial management and were rechartered to third parties. Navios is closely monitoring the developments and is proceeding with claims for the lost revenues, the company said.Navios Partners’ profit in the third quarter of 2015 amounted to USD 11.76 million.In addition, the company recorded an 11.8 percent decrease in its revenue for the third quarter of 2016, which went down to USD 50.3 million from USD 57.1 million seen in the same period last year. Navios Partners’ revenue dropped mainly due to decrease in Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) rate.In October 2016, Navios Partners agreed to acquire a 2004 built Capesize vessel for a total cash consideration of USD 15.1 million, paying a deposit of 10 percent in November 2016. The vessel is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2016, Navios Partners said.Looking at the nine-month results, Navios Partners’ net loss was USD 50.46 million, compared to a net income of USD 33.99 million recorded in the first three quarters of 2015.The company said that net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, was negatively affected by the accounting effect of USD 17.2 million impairment loss on the sale of the vessel MSC Cristina, the loss on the disposal of HMM shares and the loss related to two vessels.Additionally, the company’s revenue for the first nine months of this year amounted to USD 140.85 million, against USD 170.36 million seen in the same period last year.“Since the beginning of 2016, we have repaid almost USD 107 million of debt and have net debt to book capitalization of 42.9 percent. In addition, we have no significant debt maturities until 2018. Under our current cost structure and with current spot market rates, we expect to generate about USD 21 million in free cash flow for the remainder of 2016 and about USD 84 million in free cash flow for 2017,” Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Partners, said.last_img read more

Sorrow is not enough Disappointment over Popes decision not to apologize for

first_img(Grand Chief Tony Alexis and Pope Francis during their meeting in St. Peter’s Square in 2016.)The Canadian PressCatholics have a role to play in continuing to urge Pope Francis to apologize for the role the church played in running Canada’s residential schools, Crown- Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said Wednesday after the pontiff publicly declined to accept responsibility for the trauma suffered by Indigenous survivors.The federal government will keep pushing the church to apologize for its role in the spiritual, cultural, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children in Catholic-run residential schools, as recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Bennett said.“Sorrow is not enough. Sorrow is never enough,” Bennett said, referencing an expression of regret the former pope delivered to a group of former victims and survivors of the church-run boarding schools who visited the Vatican in 2009.“One has to take responsibility for the harm that was done, not only to the children that were taken, but for the families left behind.”A letter released Tuesday by the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops says Pope Francis has not shied away from recognizing injustices faced by Indigenous peoples around the world, but that he can’t personally apologize for residential schools.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is Catholic, said he was disappointed by the Pope’s decision, stressing that reconciliation extends beyond the relationship between the government and Indigenous people. Trudeau visited the Vatican last year, where he personally asked the Pope to consider the gesture.Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, also a Catholic, said all institutions that played a significant role in the residential school system should apologize in order to move Canada forward on the path of reconciliation.The church has offered formal apologies in the past, including in 2010 to Irish victims of sexual abuse and in 2015 to Indigenous peoples in the Americas for the “grave sins” of colonialism.From the 19th century until the 1970s, more than 150,000 Indigenous children were taken from their families and forced to attend Christian schools, the majority of which were run by the Catholic Church.The church’s refusal to take responsibility is part of a misplaced belief held by Catholic leaders that the abuse was simply discipline gone wrong, and was justified in order to save souls through religious conversion, Senator and former judge Murray Sinclair, who co-chaired the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, said Wednesday on social media.“Canadian Catholic leaders who persuaded the Pope to adopt this position should be ashamed of themselves,” Sinclair said. “The shame of those who abused children in their institutions in the past is now theirs to wear.”Sinclair’s son Niigaan, a native studies professor at the University of Manitoba, described the church’s decision as “remarkably short-sighted and disrespectful.”Reconciliation cannot happen in Canada without an apology from the Catholic Church, he added.“Before we can have any reconciliation we have to have truth,” Niigaan Sinclair said, adding that an apology would “be a recognition by the church that they participated in genocide.”Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette, who has Cree and Metis heritage, said he believes the Church will eventually apologize – a day he said may come during a future papal visit to Canada.“If one man could simply snap his fingers, things would have been done a long time ago, but unfortunately that doesn’t happen in large institutions,” said Ouellette, who said he attends a Catholic church.last_img read more