Celebrate 80 Years with Pasadena Services Federal Credit Union

first_imgCommunity News Celebrate 80 Years with Pasadena Services Federal Credit Union From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 11:39 am Community News It’s not every day that you get to celebrate an 80th birthday. Join Pasadena Services Federal Credit Union on August 30 from 12-1pm, at the Pasadena Headquarters, for a special ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the credit union’s commitment to the community.Since 1936, PSFCU has served the unique banking needs of Pasadena Unified School District and Pasadena City College faculty and staff. The original bank was a cigar box jointly used by teachers to provide small loans.“Credit unions serve distinct groups – we started as a teacher’s union – and build relationships to better understand our clients,” said CEO Ken Landis.Over the years, PSFCU has evolved into a community chartered financial institution that services the World Class City of Pasadena and Greater San Gabriel Valley, including Glendale and Vernon. In their 80th year, the PSFCU is expanding its reach to serve more people and continuing to focus on the under banked and underserved. They have credit builder loans to help people regain their financial footing.“We’re reaching out to new communities and people of modest needs,” said Andy Tien, Vice-president of Marketing.In 2009, Vernon Commerce Federal Credit Union was acquired and continues to operate as a division of PSFCU. They are focusing on financial education and offer classes for adults, high school students and at Union Station Homeless Services. Tien explains that financial literacy is vital to helping people make sense of their monetary situations and avoid high fees or predatory lenders.“We want people to know that we’re the better alternative to paying outrageous fees and interest rates. Our loyal members, who have been with us since the beginning, love us because we pride ourselves in providing outstanding, personal banking service.” said Tien.As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, PSFCU does not issue stock or pay dividends to outside stockholders. Instead, earnings are returned to members in the form of lower loan rates, higher interest on deposits, and lower fees.Celebrate 80 years with PSFCU and get your bank account in shape. If you’d like to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony, please RSVP by calling (626) 594-5231.You can visit PSFCU’s offices at 670 N. Rosemead Blvd Pasadena or their Vernon branch at 2529 S. Santa Fe Ave. Vernon, CA 90058. Call (877) 297-4707 or visit their website http://www.mypsfcu.org. You can also stay in touch with them on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2br7rMj, Twitter: @PasadenaServFCU, and Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/pasadena-service-federal-credit-union-pasadena Business News Make a comment 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 Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Herbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News center_img 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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

Covid difficulties driving ‘huge’ demand for digital tenant referencing

first_imgA proptech company founded in Sheffield by a former letting agent says it has doubled its workforce over the past year as demand for its tenant referencing service has surged during the Covid pandemic.The company now employs 23 people, up from 11 a year ago and charges £5 per report.Vouch, which was established by Simon Tillyer three years ago with his wife Jaime, says it has resisted the temptation to move down south to join London’s tech community and instead is championing the ‘growing proptech sphere’ in the north of England.The company says the spike in demand for its tenant referencing service is, in part, due to the government-enforced social distancing measures designed to contain coronavirus.ComplicationsThese, it says, have caused a number of delays and complications for letting agents attempting to retrieve information from tenants via traditional sources such as employers, banks and credit agencies.“Our huge success over this period couldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our team,” says Simon Tillyer.“We’ve poured our efforts into growing our team meaningfully this year, and I’m proud to retain the fact that we’re staffed entirely by people from Sheffield, where we were founded and remain headquartered today. “Aside from setting us apart from others in the proptech industry, our strong roots serve as a perfect example of the innovation coming out of the North.”Vouch digitises the referencing process and also offers rent protection insurance and a utility service that earns revenue for agents.Read more about Vouch.Simon Tillyer tenant referencing Vouch January 6, 2021Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Covid difficulties driving ‘huge’ demand for digital tenant referencing previous nextProducts & ServicesCovid difficulties driving ‘huge’ demand for digital tenant referencingSheffield-based Vouch says the pandemic has disrupted the traditional referencing industry and ushered in a demand for digital.Nigel Lewis6th January 20210632 Viewslast_img read more

Pathogens’ Defense

first_imgWhen humans get sick, our immune systems kick into high gear. To help guard against disease, people are increasingly turning to antimicrobial agents — from soaps to wipes to hand sanitizers — to help kill germs. However, scientists have found that some strains of Salmonella pathogens have developed strategies to evade damage.In work published in the January 2019 issue of the Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, University of Georgia bacteriologist Govind Dev Kumar found that, when stressed, Salmonella cells formed filaments, or giant cells.These uncharacteristically long cells of Salmonella form in response to antimicrobials. Regular bacterial cells of Salmonella are usually 2 to 4 microns long (a micron is a millionth of a meter). These filament cells can be hundreds of times longer.“At first, we thought we were seeing a strand of fabric that somehow got under the microscope,” said Dev Kumar of the long strands.To understand how these filaments helped Salmonella survive in the presence of antimicrobials, Dev Kumar, and his colleagues, Dumitru Macarisin of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in College Park, Maryland, and Shirley Milcallef of the Center for Food Safety and Security Systems at the University of Maryland, used microscopy and fluorescence.“We magnify the cells many times and make them glow like a firefly,” said Dev Kumar, who joined the faculty at the Center for Food Safety (CFS) on the UGA Griffin campus in Griffin, Georgia, in September.The team specifically studied Salmonella Newport, a strain that can be traced back to the pathogen outbreaks in fresh tomatoes a few years ago, as well as outbreaks in beef products, he said.“Salmonella Newport is very diverse; it’s found in lots of environments in water, sediments and food,” Kumar said.The researchers found that when exposed to pelargonic acid — a compound naturally found in several fruit and vegetables — Salmonella Newport readily formed filaments to protect itself. The scientists realized that the filaments were made up of many tiny cells attached to each other, resulting in a “strength in numbers” strategy against antimicrobials.For the next step in this research, Dev Kumar will work with UGA CFS scientist Kevin Mis Solval to try to figure out why some sanitizers fail to kill harmful bacteria like Salmonella.“I have a full understanding of how sanitizers work,” Dev Kumar said. “Now I have to look for loopholes and develop better microbials.”In recent foodborne illness outbreaks traced back to fresh tomatoes, researchers found the acid in the tomatoes helped protect the pathogen, Kumar said. He and Mis Sloval plan to use similar fatty acids to deactivate pathogens.A native of India, Kumar says infectious diseases were a regular part of his life as a child. This led him to choose a career finding ways to “reduce the burden of foodborne disease,” said Kumar, who earned both his master’s degree and doctoral degree in food science at Virginia Tech.He completed his postdoctoral work at the University of Arizona where he focused his work on leafy green vegetables as vehicles for Salmonella. Next, he joined the University of Maryland where he studied the effect of sanitizers on foodborne pathogens. He conducted the Salmonella filaments study while he was a postdoctoral associate at the University of Maryland Department of Plant Science.To read the entire publication, “Salmonella enterica Filamentation Induced by Pelargonic Acid Is a Transient Morphotype,” go to https://aem.asm.org/content/85/2/e02191-18.last_img read more

Springfest shuts down before headliner Rae Sremmurd takes stage

first_imgSpringfest 2017 was canceled Saturday night after crowds exceeded maximum capacity, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Department of Public Safety officers arrived on scene soon after the show’s cancellation to form a skirmish line.There were no life-threatening injuries, but at least one person was transported to the hospital, according to an LAFD statement.Hip-hop group Migos had begun performing their second song of the night, after their set had already been delayed for more than 30 minutes. One of the members of Migos’ team urged crowd members to step back and stop pushing one another and to leave the crowd area if they were in need of medical attention.Rae Sremmurd, the headliner of the event, did not take the stage due to the event’s cancellation.USC Concerts Committee explained the decision in the Springfest 2017 Facebook event page.“The decision to end Springfest early stemmed from a unanimous decision to keep students’ safety as our top priority,” it wrote. “While we are disappointed the event ended early, there was no other option. Thanks to everyone that came through; we appreciate your patience.”Students left on their own and were escorted by security personnel, according to the Department of Public Safety.Trevor Sochocki | Daily TrojanGrecia Vega, a sophomore majoring in accounting, said she was in the front of the crowd when people began to lose consciousness.“People just started passing out in my friend’s arms and suffocating,” Vega said. “We were trying to get people’s attention — no one was paying attention.”Vega said she had arrived early to beat the crowd, but once the concert started she said she felt unsafe.“It was super scary,” Vega said. “I thought people were going to stampede and that someone was going to die. A concert is not worth that.”Trevor Nielsen, a junior majoring in electrical engineering, was part of the crowd during Migos’ set and witnessed the concert shutting down. He said that ultimately the show’s cancellation was due to poor planning that could have amounted to audience members getting hurt.“Concerts Committee didn’t anticipate how large the crowd would be for Rae Sremmurd and Migos on the same night,” Nielsen said. “Honestly, the University made the right call shutting it down.”This post has been updated to include statements from DPS, LAFD and USC Concerts Committee.Allen Pham and Trevor Sochocki contributed to this report.Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the DPS riot squad was on the scene. There were no DPS or Los Angeles Police Department riot squads. DPS and LAPD officers were present in helmets and prepared to form a skirmish line. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more