How to Prepare Your Car for Summer

first_img More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. Summer can be tough on cars, especially during high temperatures when heat can destroy batteries and stress the cooling system and tires. As a precaution, these vehicle components should be checked periodically during summer to help avoid breakdowns and car problems.Excessive heat and overcharging shorten the life of a battery. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, which then damages the internal structure of the battery. A malfunctioning component in the charging system, usually the voltage regulator, allows too high a charging rate, which will eventually destroy a battery. your car’s battery is the type that needs to be topped off, check it often, especially in hot weather and add distilled water if necessaryThe cooling system also works harder during hot temperatures to prevent overheating of the engine. To keep the cooling system working effectively, the coolant and distilled water mixture for a vehicle’s radiator should be 50:50. Remember to never open a hot radiator cap when checking the coolant level in the reservoir. As a rule of thumb, the coolant should be changed annually on most vehicles.Tires also need special care in warmer weather as high temperatures put added stress on them. Summer heat will cause the pressure within a tire to rise, therefore, it’s important to check the pressure when tires are cold.JK Volvo is located at 1587 East Walnut in Pasadena. You can reach JK Volvo at (626) 792-2240. You can visit them at www.jkvolvospecialists.com. Community News Make a comment 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Cover Story How to Prepare Your Car for Summer From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | 11:40 am Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

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Ditshego: ‘Replace a beer bottle with a book’

first_imgThe importance of reading and the impact literacy have on society were highlighted at the World Book Celebration in Johannesburg this week.Tebogo Ditshego, author and entrepreneur, with actor Thapelo Mokoena at the fifth World Book Celebration, held in Johannesburg on 30 May 2017. Mokoena says: “if we do not tell our stories, we will never be our own heroes”. (Images: Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanTebogo Ditshego, founder of the online book club ReadABookSA, said we needed make sure we prioritised the right things. “We say we can’t afford books but on weekends we make a plan to get drunk. How about we replace the beer bottle with a book? What would our future then look like?”Ditshego was one of the speakers at the fifth annual World Book Celebration, held in Auckland Park in Johannesburg on 30 May 2017. The event was hosted by public relations company Ditshego Media in collaboration with ReadABookSA and OR Tambo International Airport.It was also the celebration of the first anniversary of Ditshego’s self-published book, Kasi Nerd. Ditshego is also one of Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part ambassadors.Speakers included South African actors Masasa Mbangeni and Thapelo Mokoena, entrepreneur Lebo Gunguluza, author and playwright Siphiwo Mahala, and Emmanuel Bonoko, the founder of EBonoko Foundation. Bonoko is on the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.Tebogo Ditshego and Emmanuel Bonoko at the fifth World Book Celebration in Johannesburg on 30 May 2017. Bonoko says that the true value of success includes having a legacy.A thirst for knowledgeDitshego, founder and chief executive of Ditshego Media, urged South Africans to not only take care of their children, but to make sure their children had a thirst for knowledge. We must make being intelligent look good, he said.“It’s not about having swag, but rather to have intellectual swag.”The volume of the thirst for knowledge should be turned up; we should turn up at book clubs instead of dance clubs.In addition, Ditshego spoke about land, saying people had a spiritual connection with their land; they needed to reconnect with the land. “Connect with yourself first — know your [African] history. If you don’t know where you come from, how will you know where you’re going?“In every one of us there is a story,” he said, and pointed out that he wrote Kasi Nerd in six weeks. Its messages included that education would set you free and that you could not have a free mind if you did not read.Audience members at the World Book Celebration each received a copy of Kasi Nerd, signed by the author.Glad to have my book sighed before leaving for home. What a humble beast @TebogoDitshego is.#KasiNerd #WorldBookCelebration pic.twitter.com/HEF92jPP0K— Solitude (@PulengMathekga) May 30, 2017Lessons from reading booksMbangeni, who plays Thembeka in Scandal, spoke about the books she had read as a child. Through books she found her first friends, she said. “Books taught me that you can choose your own adventure.”Books also ignited your imagination, an important tool in an actor’s toolbox.In this room are books,poems that are waiting to be written- Ms Masasa #worldbookcelebration #kasinerd— Solitude (@PulengMathekga) May 30, 2017Mokoena said that wealth of knowledge informed every decision he made. He grew up in Ladismith and came to Johannesburg to study chartered accounting. He had no interest in accounting, but lack of knowledge made him want to study the field.He found out about film and the arts industries when he was studying at the University of Witwatersrand in Braamfontein. “I discovered institutions where I started feeling what I wanted to do. Being surrounded by that energy is what I enjoyed about being in these spaces.“My interest in the art of storytelling grew and grew.” He dropped out of accounting and started classes at the film school, Afda.Without reading he could neither act nor create stories, Mokoena said, adding that he was busy reading about and researching for the role of a journalist. “For the past seven years now I’ve become a solid reader. So many truths are found from reading books.”Mokoena encouraged the audience to tell their stories. “Let’s take the pen, the camera and the scriptwriters back… Unless we tell our stories, we will never be our own heroes.”“Until we tell our own stories, we will never be the heroes in the stories we read.” @ThapeloMokoena #WorldBookCelebration #KasiNerd pic.twitter.com/yDZC5UXXcD— Tebogo Ditshego (@TebogoDitshego) May 30, 2017Implementation is keyBonoko said he had seen many people who had ideas, but who never took action. “The world is inspired by people who get things done,” he said. “Implementation is key… be more of a doer.”Many things that trended on Twitter did not add value to communities, he said, urging South African youth to spend time on issues that would have an impact on the country.His message was spread on Twitter:Let’s strive for ownership – Emmanuel Bonoko #KasiNerd— FezileNomzamo (@fezilenomzamo) May 30, 2017“Let’s rechannel our energies to things that matter.”- @EMMANUELBONOKO #WorldBookCelebration#KasiNerd— Sydney Madibo (@sydneymadibo) May 30, 2017Bonoko said we should collaborate to be successful as a nation. “Let’s support each other; let’s be there for each other.“I learned from my mentor: ‘never assume someone is less important based on where they are today, because you don’t know where they’ll be tomorrow.’”Attendees at the fifth annual World Book Celebration in Johannesburg on 30 May 2017:Xolani Mogale and Lucky Nkoma enjoy the event.Noxolo Ntsokolo, Sindiswa Mkhwanazi and Onneile Khwene talk about the World Book Celebration.Poet Tebatso Mokoena, a performer at the World Book Celebration.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Nation Branding in action: reaching the masses in 2018

first_imgIt is imperative that one takes the time out to look back and reflect on the efforts put into achieving a successful year. To review the work and the impact it has unearthed and most importantly opportunities that arose to help leverage in improving the mandate that Brand South Africa has to fulfil.As the custodian of the Nation Brand, tasked with marketing and managing its image, Brand South Africa makes efforts to continuously engage and collaborate with stakeholders in business, government and civil society. To articulate and get support in order to strengthen the Nation Brand’s competitiveness.Reflecting on the economic, political and social landscape, 2018 was an eventful year in South Africa. For Brand South Africa, it meant we had our work cut out for us in ensuring we continue to drive a positive narrative of the Nation Brand that inspires its people and is admired globally.Our flagship programme, Play Your Part, made positive strides reaching over 12 million people, encouraging South Africans to be active citizens, for corporates to strive for a positive footprint that influences and contributes to the upliftment of our communities.Let’s, for a moment take a trip down memory lane, some of the most creative – and award-winning – campaigns executed over the past financial year with the help of our creative agency – The ODD number.Over the past year, Brand South Africa, and our 100% Black Owned Advertising Agency, The Odd Number were proud recipients of multiple awards at the Loeries Awards. A testament to the messaging that resonates with citizens, the creative executions went on to win other awards such as the coveted Marklives Ad of the Year, Pendorings, and a couple of Ad of The Month awards. A proud moment for us indeed!The year ahead promises to be a great one for the country as we celebrate 25 years of democracy and for Brand South Africa as we strategically utilise challenges to further strengthen the Nation Brand image, and together with our partners we’re looking forward to inspiring new ways for our beloved Mzansi and the whole world to see.last_img read more

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Soggy conditions are slowing planting progress around the state

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Jeremy Goyings, Paulding Co.I am actually in a sprayer right now spraying a field we just got done planting. There is some drizzle moving in so I think we will be done for a little while anyway.We got about a third of the corn in prior to today. We hadn’t run for about a week and a half there until last night when we fired up at midnight. We got 120 acres of corn in last night. We are just shy of about a third of our beans in.We are feeling pretty good about our progress. I was getting nervous when it got down to 40 degrees at night two or three days after we got it in the ground. The crops are waiting for some warm weather to explode, but they are still growing. We need some nice 70-degree days to get everything to pop at the same time. Everything is treated. I am sleeping well at night knowing the seed is treated. We are just waiting on some sunshine now.We do not have anything you can row yet. We planted the first corn on April 26 and 27 and those cold nights have been holding it down. I would say with as many cold nights as we had, there could be some uniformity issues. They are calling for low 70s here and a half-inch to an inch of rain in the next few days. That should be good for the stuff that is in the ground.I would say if we got two or three good drying days we could get back in. Close to Paulding we are a little ahead of the game but over by the Indiana line we are about on par with most of the neighbors.The wheat looks beautiful. It seems to have taken the nitrogen really well. It is nice and green and growing strong. I am optimistic about the wheat.For the rest of this weeks reports, click here.last_img read more

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Private Sector Entities Show Interest in Employing Teachers Following Job Fair

first_imgStory Highlights An increasing number of private sector entities are taking up the slack to employ teachers 300 resumes have been forwarded to eight private sector entities Teachers are being sought to fill a wide variety of jobs The Ministry of Education is reporting that following the hosting of a teachers’ job fair in August, some 300 resumes have been forwarded to eight private sector entities, which have expressed an interest in employing persons with teacher-training qualifications.This is in addition to about 1,000 teachers who registered with, or were screened by potential employers, many of whom were from the private sector.Participating organisations at the two-day fair included: the University College of the Caribbean (UCC), GoGSAT Limited, Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited, National Commercial Bank (NCB), Sandals Group, Kirk Distributors, Choices Career and Educational Services, Registrar General’s Department (RGD), Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) and the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).Speaking with JIS News, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Mrs. Elaine Foster Allen, said an increasing number of private sector entities are taking up the slack to employ teachers that the public education system is unable to absorb within the current budgetary constraints.“Teachers are being sought to fill not only teaching vacancies, but a wide variety of jobs for which their skills set is suitable – financial advisors, sales/marketing representatives, hospitality industry workers, and military service,” she noted.Assistant Vice President for Sales and Distribution at Sagicor Life Jamaica, Mr. Merrick Plummer, who attended the job fair in search of financial advisors, said the training and experience of the teacher make him or her perform well in the field.The job of a financial advisor entails the sale and servicing of financial security products and Mr. Plummer believes teachers are potentially good at this job, because “the profession of teaching causes the individual to be well organized, a great listener, goal oriented and able to explain the (insurance) policies and provisions.”Resort chain, Sandals, also made 35 teachers happy during the job fair by interviewing and offering them jobs.“I came to the fair on the first day and I did not get an interview. I am so glad I returned on the second day,” an elated Physical Education (PE) teacher told JIS News.Sandals had expressed a preference for teachers with training in Human Ecology, who are suitable for employment in the areas of housekeeping and food services, but the resort chain also has a place for PE teachers in its recreational area.At the end of the job fair, Sandals requested additional resumes of teachers trained in Early Childhood Education for likely deployment to its family-oriented resort properties.According to Janelle deFreitas, Counsellor at Choices Career and Education Services, “understanding personality strengths and weaknesses puts persons at an advantage to finding out what they are good at and the natural skills they possess.”Ms. DeFreitas, who was one of several presenters at the job fair, counsels teachers to begin by taking a quiet moment with a pen and paper to identify their strengths and weaknesses. “Once they have identified their skills, teachers should market themselves  by networking,” she says.The Ministry of Education is also developing a data bank of unemployed teachers, which it will make available to potential employers.last_img read more

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Bahamas records 90th murder in Freeport

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #SouthBahamia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 25, 2017 – Grand Bahama – A man was shot and killed in Freeport overnight and a report says the gunman waited for the man at his home on Yorkshire Drive in #SouthBahamia and then killed the man.   The shooting took place around 10 Wednesday night and brings the murder toll for the country to 90; a 39% increase over last year.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

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