Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society

first_imgChaplin (A407673) is an adult, male, white rabbit with an adorable dark brown ring around one eye. This adventurous bunny loves playtime. Whether he’s busy hopping around our rabbit enrichment playpen as quickly as he can or bopping every toy in sight with his chin, Chaplin is constantly on the lookout for new sights and smells. Once he’s satisfied his need to explore, Chaplin calms down and looks for affection. Chaplin is easy to pick up and loves being held and petted.The adoption fee for rabbits is $30 and includes the spay or neuter surgery and a microchip.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A407673, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at pasadenahumane.org. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Top of the News More Cool Stuff Community News Here are the Pets of the Week available for adoption at the Pasadena Humane Society this week: Prada (A406299) is a sweet 2-year-old, spayed female, brown pit bull mix who loves toys! She’d love to find an active home with an adopter who’ll toss around squeaky toys and play tug of war with her. An absolute sweetheart, Prada is super friendly with people and plays well with other dogs. She’s a regular out with our mobile unit, where she shows off her sit, stay, and down commands for visitors. Her mastery of basic obedience commands has earned her a Blue Ribbon from our behavior staff, reducing her adoption fee to just $100.The adoption fee for dogs is $125 and includes the spay or neuter surgery, microchip, and vaccinations.New adopters will receive a complimentary health-and-wellness exam from VCA Animal Hospitals, as well as a goody bag filled with information about how to care for your pet.Call the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA at (626) 792-7151 to ask about A406299, or visit at 361 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena. Adoption hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.Pets may not be available for adoption and cannot be held for potential adopters by phone calls or email. Directions and photos of all pets can be found at pasadenahumane.org. Make a comment Subscribecenter_img 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pets of the Week at the Pasadena Humane Society From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, October 31, 2016 | 1:10 pm Herbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

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Are lock-ups the key to solving London’s housing crisis?

first_imgLondon’s housing crisis could be eased if the capital’s 22,000 unused lock up garages were to be turned into 16,000 one-bedroom flats, it has been claimed.Property crowdfunding platform Property Partner canvassed London’s 32 London boroughs to find out how many lock-up garages each one owned, and how many of them were rented out.It found that there are 53,640 lock-ups in the capital but that 41% of them are either empty or in a state of disrepair.The boroughs with the largest property of empty lock-ups include Ealing (74%), Havering (72%), Brent (71% and Enfield ((70%) which between them have over 6,000 garages lying idle.Property Partner says the unused garages were sold and the land given over to developers, some 16, 100 one-bedroom 500 sq ft apartments could be built in their place, and if multi-storey blocks built in their place instead, 64,000 flats built.The London assembly recently said London needs between 49,000 and 80,000 extra homes built every year to keep up with demand.“When we have a crisis in affordable housing not just in the capital but in the UK, it begs the question whether councils in Britain should either sell off the land for development or build new homes themselves,” says Dan Gandesh, CEO of Property Partner (pictured).“If a significant number of council garages, which are part of housing estates, are not even rented to those who should have a right to them – local authority tenants – then it could be argued that this is a wasted opportunity.”lock up garages Property Partner January 16, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Land & New Homes » Are lock-ups the key to solving London’s housing crisis? previous nextLand & New HomesAre lock-ups the key to solving London’s housing crisis?Building new homes in place of unused council garages could create 22,000 more apartments in the capital, claims websiteNigel Lewis16th January 20170962 Viewslast_img read more

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West Ham’s Andy Carroll set for another spell on the sidelines

first_img Manager Slaven Bilic, already missing the likes of frontmen Cheikhou Kouyate, Manuel Lanzini and Diafra Sakho, had hoped Carroll’s absence would not prove too long. The striker, though, revealed in a post on his official Twitter page during Wednesday afternoon the official prognosis was not likely to be so positive, with confirmation expected at the manager’s scheduled press conference on Thursday ahead of the trip to Newcastle. “Words can’t describe how I feel today,” Carroll wrote. Despite the disappointment of losing Carroll to injury, the win at Bournemouth continued the improvement for Bilic’s squad, who have now secured four straight victories in all competitions which sent them into fifth place in the Barclays Premier League. Harry Arter had given the hosts an early lead, before Dimitri Payet, making his first start for West Ham in more than two months following a knee injury, levelled midway through the second half with a fine free-kick before setting up Enner Valencia. The Ecuadorian forward scored a fine free-kick of his own to make sure all three points when back to the Boleyn Ground Defender Angelo Ogbonna is confident the Irons have the needed focus needed to reproduce their form on the road again at St James’ Park, where relegation-battlers Newcastle grabbed a thrilling 3-3 draw against Manchester United. The Italian said on West Ham TV: “We are really clever and we are really intelligent, we have to read the situation and keep our feet on the ground and take it step by step. “The manager knows what is best for us, so it is time to enjoy this game, but we have to focus on the next game because it will be really, really difficult away from home. “In England, there are no easy games, so that’s why we have to focus because Newcastle know our team. I think they will prepare everything well, so we have to focus because we want to beat them.” Press Association Carroll limped out after just 15 minutes against the Cherries, with reports suggesting the tear to his hamstring is likely to keep the one-time England regular out of action for up to two months. The 27-year-old is now set for more rehabilitation, having been blighted by a string of fitness issues since signing a permanent deal with the Irons in June 2013. center_img West Ham forward Andy Carroll has been left bitterly frustrated at the prospect of facing another spell on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury in the 3-1 win at Bournemouth.last_img read more

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Fulham v Sunderland: Hangeland out

first_imgFulham are again without skipper Brede Hangeland against Sunderland, who recall Adam Johnson and Jack Colback.Fulham: Stockdale; Riether, Senderos, Amorebieta, Riise; Duff, Parker, Sidwell, Dempsey; Taarabt; Berbatov.Subs: Kasami, Kačaniklić, Richardson, Hughes, Dejagah, Etheridge, Bent.Sunderland:Mannone, Bardsley, Alonso, Brown, O’Shea, Cattermole, Colback, Ki, Johnson, Borini, Fletcher.Subs: Larsson, Gardner, Celustka, Altidore, Giaccherini, Ji, Pickford.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Economic growth tops SONA

first_imgSONA 2017: “The Year of Oliver Reginald Tambo: Unity in Action Together Moving South Africa Forward”. Economic growth and transformation as well as education were priorities in President Zuma’s speech.Corrupt South African president Jacob Zuma participates in The New Age SABC Business briefing held in Cape Town on 10 February 2017, unpacking some of the key messages and actions from the previous evening’s State of the Nation Address. (Photo: GCIS)CD AndersonEconomic growth reaching 1.7%, the government using its buying power to grow SMMEs, expanding tertiary access to the “forgotten middle” and a renewed emphasis on maths and science teaching were the core of President Jacob Zuma’s 2017 State of the Nation Address.At the heart of true reconciliation was the reform of ownership of land and control of the economy, he said. The lag in appropriation of land for landless black African rural populations had resulted in a decline in the number of households involved in agriculture – there had been a 19% drop from 2.9-million in 2011 to 2.6-million in 2016. The Expropriation Act has been referred back to parliament because the president believes it will not pass constitutional muster.The government would encourage land claimants to hold on to their land instead of accepting payments. This, President Zuma said, perpetuated landlessness among black Africans especially. “Over 90% of claims are currently settled through financial compensation which does not help the process at all. It perpetuates dispossession. It also undermines economic empowerment.“Government has committed itself to support black smallholder farmers. I received a memorandum from the African Farmers Association of South Africa who say the year 2017 must be the year of the commercialisation of the black smallholder farmers. Indeed, government will implement a commercialisation support programme for 450 black smallholder farmers.”Radical socio-economic transformationThe State of the Nation Address marked the beginning of a new chapter of radical socio-economic transformation, said the president, who highlighted the gap between the earnings of white households and black – a differential of five. It mirrored ownership of the nation’s economy.“The skewed nature of ownership and leadership patterns needs to be corrected. There can be no sustainability in any economy if the majority is excluded in this manner. In my discussions with the business community, they accepted these transformation imperatives.”Beyond legislation, the government would be using its purchasing power to drive transformation and economic growth. “The state spends R500-billion a year buying goods and services. Added to this is the R900-billion infrastructure budget. Those budgets must be used to achieve economic transformation.”New regulations have been gazetted compelling big contractors to share at least 30% of work with black-owned businesses. The aim is to grow small enterprises, build township and rural economies and promote local industrial development.EducationThe coming year had been dedicated to OR Tambo, the late ANC president and maths and science teacher. Inspired by his example, South Africans should work together to build the united, democratic, non-sexist, non-racial and prosperous South Africa of which he had dreamed. The cornerstone of that dream was education.“This gives our children dignity. A total of 173 inappropriate structures have been eradicated since 2011. In total, 895 new schools now provide a conducive learning environment for our children.”The most disruption over the last two years had occurred at tertiary institutions as students demanded access to affordable education. The government had heard their demands and had listened to the multitude of solutions offered.It had covered the increases in 2016 tuition fees, settled outstanding debts of students in the NSFAS programme and would now expand the threshold for funding students, raising it from household incomes of R122,000. This new funding threshold would cover the “missing middle” of students – those whose parents earned too much to qualify for government aid, but not enough to afford tertiary study.“Honourable members and fellow South Africans, students and their parents should understand that the needs for services like water, sanitation, early childhood development and good public transport have to also be addressed, alongside access to quality higher education and training. But our commitment to finding sustainable solutions to the funding of the social wage in general, and education, in particular, is unwavering.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Play Your Part series episode five: synopsis

first_imgHere is a sneak peek at episode five of the Play Your Part television series, which airs on Saturday, 23 September 2017 on SABC 2.Choreographer Paul Modjadji has been appointed as an ambassador of two international dance organisations. You’ll find out more about this choreographer in episode five of Play Your Part this week on SABC 2. (Image: Paul Modjadji)Brand South Africa reporterIn the fifth episode of Play Your Part, viewers will hear the stories of Paul Modjadji, Esther Mahlangu and Firdoze Bulbulia.The episode, which airs on Saturday, 23 September at 18:00, is part of a 26-episode series.Here’s a preview of episode five:Esther MahlanguMahlangu is globally known for her brightly coloured paintings and murals, inspired by the Ndebele tradition. She is teaching young women and girls the techniques that have been passed down through her family.Firdoze BulbuliaBulbulia’s roles include film director and independent producer. She is involved with the Feroza Adam Foundation and the iTouch Foundation, which promotes skills development and offers mentorship.Paul ModjadjiDancer Modjadji was the first South African artist to win the South African Youth Award in the Arts and Entertainment category, which he won in 2012. He was also the 2013 City of Tshwane brand ambassador.Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 every Saturday on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; or,Find out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; andLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Who Needs Java? Probably Not You

first_imgRelated Posts After a month-long test run running completely without it, PC Magazine writer Larry Seltzer has come to an interesting conclusion: “Java as a client-side platform is pretty clearly a failure, and all that remains of it is a big fat attack surface on your computer.”While that may be true, we think there are a few other things to consider before attempting at making your machine a Java-free runtime environment.Much like abstaining from meat for Lent or going for a year without money, Seltzer took the last several weeks off from using client-side Java and found, like many who go without something, it wasn’t all that integral in the first place. Why’d he do it?“Java has a less-than-stellar security record. There’s actually quite a bit of Java malware out there, generally relying on patched vulnerabilities, as old versions of Java are common on user systems,” he wrote when he started the experiment last month. The biggest issue he ran into, it seems, was actually removing Java itself, which appears to install itself in numerous places throughout your system. Java likes it on your PC and really doesn’t want to let go. Even after you uninstall all the versions listed in your Add/Remove you may find Java components installed in web browsers. Do about:plugins on Firefox or Google Chrome. Do you see Java entries there? I thought so. You may also see plugins from other programs you thought you uninstalled. Do the same for Tools-Manage Add-ons in Internet Explorer. I suppose the uninstallers don’t necessarily bother with these browser components. After you disable them in Firefox and/or Chrome, you can delete these plugins by deleting their program files in C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxplugins or wherever Firefox is installed. Seltzer notes that the Wall Street Journal uses it in certain cases and some banking websites he ran into also use it, but otherwise it was pretty much useless. He warns that, before getting rid of Java yourself, “go through your bookmarks and maybe the last week or so of history and look for sites you use that might use Java “. Beyond websites that still use Java, which are few and far between and have mostly been replaced by Adobe Flash, there are still some apps out there that use Java and the Java Runtime Environment – apps that some of you geeky, business types might be running.Our favorite non-cloud alternative to Microsoft Office, Open Office, for example, still relies on the JRE to function properly. As does one of the ReadWriteWeb team’s favorite website traffic analysis tools, Woopra. In batting the idea around, Alex Williams, our enterprise editor, noted that a large number of enterprise solutions still rely on Java. Vmware, for example, is introducing platforms to work with both Salesforce and Google that depend on Java to operate. In general, a lot of companies still use Java internally for custom solutions and eradicating it from your machine could stir up some issues. Were it not for Open Office and Woopra, we might take the plunge, but those are two programs we certainly don’t want to give up. For now, we’ll just make sure to say “yes” when Java asks us if we want to install the latest update. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#enterprise#news#web#Web Development Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img mike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Adapting Care to Culture

first_imgJay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhDCover photo image: Creative Commons Licensing [Flickr, 35th CSSB hosts Hispanic Heritage Month observance, October 9, 2014]What are the most important factors in creating a culturally competent mental health practice?In a recent article published in Advances in Social Work, Christi Luby reviews cultural competency literature related to the military and provides a framework for increasing cultural competency [1].  The framework for developing cultural competency is an ongoing process, beginning with a self-inventory to evaluate office or individual prejudice on military issues.  Next steps include: 1) Adapting care to the military culture; 2) Increasing personal or office involvement by attending military activities; and, 3) Encouraging military member’s participation in community activities.Adapting care to the military culture may include the following steps:Consider the military mission and values. For instance, in the military culture the mission may be the most important aspect in the military member’s life.  This attitude will influence the military member’s view of his/her role in the family.Organizational structure and rank hierarchy play an important role in success of the military member at work. Providers may benefit by understanding rank and how rank influences an individual’s behavior at work, in the family, and in the community.Consider the demographics of the individual military member’s unit. Characteristics of the work group surrounding the military member may influence the available support for the individual.Become familiar with terms and idioms that are specific to the military. Communication on the client’s level is important to building a strong therapeutic relationship.Include the family when considering the culture. For instance, the family may be experiencing the stress of deployment differently than the military member and the stressors experienced by the family and their ability to cope will affect the performance of the military member.A large number of active duty military members and reservists seek mental health care in the community away from base.  By developing and maintaining cultural competency, a community clinician can develop the communication skill and knowledge to build a trusting relationship with the client that can help achieve successful outcomes.References[1] Luby, C.D. (2012). Promoting military cultural awareness in an off-post community of behavioral health and social support service providers. Advances in Social Work, 13(1), 67-82.This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

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Stop Hiding From Your Fears

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now There’s work you need to do that makes you uncomfortable. You aren’t confident, and you’re not sure you can get the outcome you need. But hiding from work that makes you uncomfortable only ensures that you don’t get the outcome you need.You have a major problem with a major client. If it isn’t corrected—and fast—it will jeopardize your relationship. It’s likely you’ll lose the client. Hiding from the problem only increases the likelihood you lose your client. It does nothing to help you or your client.You need to do you prospecting work. You especially need to make phone calls. But you have other work that you can do instead, and that work will give you cover should inquiring minds ask. But hiding from your prospecting work only steals your time and increases the odds of you missing your number.Turn and Face Your FearThe reason you hide from your challenges and your obstacles is pure, unadulterated fear. You’re afraid of feeling some level of discomfort, some level of pain. It’s fear that prevents you from taking action, and it’s that fear you must face.If you don’t face your fears, you’ll never conquer them. You’ll never get past the fear. And the longer you go without facing it, the more deeply the fear is ingrained in you. You can never produce the results of which you are truly capable without eliminating the fear.More still, if you never face your fear, you never fail in the right way. It’s not great that you fail by not getting the outcome you need, losing your client, or not making your number, but those failures aren’t the kind of failures you need to grow.To grow, you need to fail in an attempt to get the outcome you are afraid to try for. To get bigger you have to handle the nasty, potentially client-losing issue. Failing in an attempt to deal with your fears and challenges does two things for you: it eliminates the fear, and you it teaches you how you might do better. You learn from successes when you succeed in spite of your fears. And your failures teach you what doesn’t work, so you can do better on your next effort.The Last WordIf you are going to grow, if you are going to improve your performance, you can’t do so while hiding from the activities that you fear.QuestionsWhat activities do you fear?What activities do you hide from that, if faced, would help you grow and improve your performance?How would taking action help you to overcome your fear?last_img read more

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Sandy Hurricane spins death and a lot of tears along path

first_imgDeath blew in on the superstorm’s wild winds and sea water torrents, claiming 90-year-olds and children with capriciously toppling trees, taking tall-ship adventurers in mountainous Atlantic waves and average folks just trying to deal with a freakish snowstorm. It felled both heroes rushing into harm’s way and, ironically, people simply following advice to play it safe at home.At least 72 died as the shape-shifting hurricane and winter storm ravaged the eastern US, and searchers continued looking for victims Wednesday.In New York City, a college student went out to take pictures in the borough of Queens and was electrocuted by a downed power line, while across town on Staten Island, an off-duty policeman drowned after moving his family to safety.Lauren Abraham, who went by the nickname LolaDiva on YouTube, was a makeup artist who worked out of a studio in her parents’ Queens home. The recent beauty school graduate was studying at City University of New York’s Lehman College, according to her Facebook page. “In her time of reflection she learned to find the beauty in even the darkest situations,” her online bio reads.As the superstorm ravaged New York and floodwater surged into his Staten Island house on Monday evening, off-duty NYPD officer Artur Kasprzak, 28, shepherded six adult relatives and a baby to the attic.Then, according to police, Kasprzak, a six-year veteran of the force, told one of the women he was going to check the basement. When he didn’t return, she called 911. Police came quickly with a SCUBA unit, but couldn’t access the home because power lines had fallen into the water.”He went to the basement. And the water just started washing in,” his sister Marta told the Daily News. “He was pushed into a window. … The water just kept coming in.”Bunting draped a firehouse in Easton, Conn., honoring another first responder who rushed to help. Lt. Russell Neary was killed when an enormous tree crashed down on his fire truck as he and others tried to clear storm debris.”We’re a small volunteer department, and so everybody knew everybody,” said Casey Meskers, the department vice president. Neary was the president. An insurance executive, he had volunteered for 13 years, and also helped with his children’s sports teams.”We’ve been on the soccer fields with each other with our kids,” Meskers said on Wednesday. “There’s been a lot of tears shed, I’ll tell you.”So many times, trees and heavy limbs that fell to the storm’s powerful gusts left mourners along its path.Two people died when a tree fell on their vehicle in Morris County, N.J., and many others perished inside homes, where they thought they’d be safe – from North Salem, N.Y., where two boys, 11 and 13, were killed when a tree fell on their home, to Pasadena, Md.Donald Cannata Sr., 73, was at home in Pasadena, a leafy suburb between Baltimore and Annapolis, when the storm knocked a large tree into his house. The retired civil engineer lived alone with his cat and dog and had stepped into the kitchen just when the tree fell.He loved photography and opera and was considerate, hardworking and selfless, said his son, Donald Jr., an opinion shared by neighbors. Cannata’s son said his father’s death “shook me so to the core,” partly because they had talked about taking down the tree.”We talked about it so many times. I said, ‘Pop, the tree’s getting pretty old,'” Cannata said.An elderly man trimming a tree in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County was killed when a limb broke and fell on him, authorities said.A limb fall also killed John Rose Sr. as he and his wife checked fences on his snow-covered 100-acre farm near Philippi, W.Va., on Tuesday. The storm had dumped about seven inches of snow in the region, where Rose was a Republican candidate for the House of Delegates. He had traveled to Charleston regularly to lobby lawmakers on farming and other issues, and he hoped to continue making the trip as a member.Rose, 60, had previously run a power-washing business and worked as a coal miner, his son George Rose said.”The whole county knew him,” he said.The storm’s blizzard threat was still far off when, churning in the relatively warm Atlantic off Cape Hatteras, N.C., on Monday, Hurricane Sandy engulfed the replica tall ship HMS Bounty. The ship, which was featured in the films “Mutiny on the Bounty” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” took on water and eventually went down.Coast Guard rescuers saved most of the 17 crew members, but a search continues for the ship’s captain, Robin Wallbridge.Swept overboard with him was Claudene Christian, 42, who said she was a direct descendant of the man who led the infamous 1789 mutiny on the real HMS Bounty. In the 1962 Bounty film, Marlon Brando starred as lead mutineer Fletcher Christian.Searchers found Christian – a novice sailor who was wearing an orange survival suit – unresponsive in the water late Monday, about eight nautical miles from where the Bounty sank. She was flown by helicopter to a hospital on the mainland, where she was pronounced dead.A marketing specialist, she had lived in Alaska, Oklahoma and California. She was a member of the University of Southern California cheering squad, the Song Girls, from 1989 to 1991, said coach Lori Nelson. “Claudene will always be remembered for her energetic and bubbly personality on and off the field,” the team posted on its Facebook page.Endless accidents that would be described as freak twists of fate spun off from the superstorm.Eugene “Rusty” Brooks, 42, of Woodstock, N.H., died on Tuesday morning when a hillside construction site in the state’s White Mountains collapsed beneath him. Brooks, owner of Pemmi Contracting, had been preparing a cellar on a home site on Loon Mountain in the ski resort town of Lincoln, said Police Chief Ted Smith. The cellar hole had filled up with rain from Sandy, and Brooks had just thrown a hose in to drain it off when the ground gave way.”The retaining wall just liquefied with him standing there,” Smith said. “He washed down with all the boulders, mud and water into the street.”When police and rescue workers arrived, they found a bystander performing CPR on Brooks, who could not be revived.”It just basically was a freak, bizarre accident,” the chief said. “It could have given way prior to him being there or afterwards.”The massive storm’s unrelenting stress was blamed as a contributor to death by some loved ones, and in other cases the paralyzing wind and water compounded medical problems.An Atlantic City, N.J., woman had a heart attack while she was being evacuated on Monday, officials reported.In Pennsylvania’s Lehigh County, an 86-year-old woman was pronounced dead of hypothermia after being found unresponsive in her yard following exposure to the storm, and a 48-year-old woman died of carbon monoxide poisoning in her home, the coroner’s office reported.A 90-year-old woman also died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator in the Philadelphia area, one of two claimed by the storm at age 90. The other was a Mansfield, Conn., woman who neighbors said left her home after a small tree snapped and was killed by a larger one.In New York City, Herminia St. John, a 75-year-old grandmother of 14 who suffered from congestive heart failure and diabetes, died after her oxygen machine lost power and a backup failed. Her grandson, Claudio St. John, rushed into the street and tried unsuccessfully to flag down an ambulance. Finally, he went around the corner to Bellevue Hospital, where his mother worked as a food supervisor for 30 years. But by the time someone came it was too late.”I hugged her and she hugged and kissed me,” Elsa St. John, 54, told the Daily News. “She asked me to turn her to the window and she was gone.”advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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