Staring Straight At The Lion’s Eye-mobile

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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 Subscribe 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. 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| THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published.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 * Top of the News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News HerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week The gift of sight is one to be cherished and taken care of. All we need to do is see and appreciate its value.Blair Health Academy, together with Men Educating Men About Health (MEMAH), aims to educate the young people on the basics and importance of eye health with the Lions Club’s Eyemobile.The partnership was formed when “we were contacted by MEMAH and asked if we were interested in a partnership and of course we jumped on the opportunity,” says Debbie Curtin, director of the Blair Health Careers Academy.Courtain tells us how “this kind of opportunity, gets our students a chance to be trained and exposed to health professionals, how to work with patients and clients.”The Lions International Eyemobile, is a “a van that’s totally equipped with eye and hearing equipment,” says Curtin.An optometrist and audiologist volunteers their services while students help them by “organizing the patients, taking the patients’ histories and doing the initial eye exam, and then filtering the patients into the eye doctor and the hearing where they do the actual test. The patient would come out of the bus and we would do any referral that the doctor’s recommended,” says Curtin.For the high school students, it is a chance to have them involved in community service. This is important for them, Curtin says, because “all colleges and employers want to look and see what these kids get back to the community before they take them in.”The students will also get to learn the “soft skills which would employ ability skills like customer service, patient care, communication, technical fields, etc.,” Curtin explains.Also, Curtin adds, the students “can use these hours towards their internship. They need to complete 180-hour internship in the health field and so that also helps them to be employable and helps colleges, universities to look at them because they have a little bit more than the average student would have.”The eyemobile is part of the Pasadena Host Lions International, and the students are part of the Leo Club, “which is like the baby Lions,” says Curtin. So in a way, these students are being mentored by the Lions Host by providing the eyemobile and the opportunity to hone and sharpen their skills in health care.To learn about the Pasadena Host Lions Club, visit http://www.pasadenahostlions.org for more information.For more on Blair High School, located at 1201 South Marengo Ave., visit http://blair.pasadenausd.org.Discover what MEMAH is all about by visiting http://memah.org. Health Staring Straight At The Lion’s Eye-mobile The Blair Health Academy, together with MEMAH, bring the Pasadena Host Lions Club Eyemobile By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | 12:38 pmlast_img read more

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Pennsylvania church opens doors as ‘safe place to share’ grief after five relatives slain in alleged murder spree

first_imgcmannphoto/iStock(MORRISVILLE, Pa.) — Students, community members as well as the local police chief came together at a Pennsylvania church to mourn five slain family members — including three children — whose bodies were found dead in their Morrisville apartment on Monday.Wednesday night’s community prayer vigil at the Morrisville United Methodist Church was an “opportunity for the community to all come together and share their grief together and say ‘we are one,’” Pastor Wendy Bellis told ABC News Thursday. “Nobody is by themselves.”The victims were Jamilla Campbell, 42; Campbell’s 9-year-old twin daughters, Imani and Erika Allen; Campbell’s niece, Naa’Irah Smith, 25; and Campbell’s nephew Damon Decree Jr., 13.The accused killers are Campbell’s sister, Shana Decree, 45, and Shana Decree’s daughter, Dominique Decree, 19, the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office said. Shana Decree is the mother of Damon Decree Jr. and Naa’Irah Smith.Students were among those at Wednesday’s service. “It’s difficult to see our kids in so much pain and having to work through things they shouldn’t have to work through at their age,” Bellis said.But the students were “completely enveloped by the community, loved and supported,” and given “a very safe place to share their grief,” she said.Morrisville’s police chief, who has been “very supportive,” was also at the service, Bellis said. When a pastor acknowledged he was there, the congregation applauded, she said.“That’s how we’re going to move forward,” Bellis said. “Being in solidarity together is what every community needs and certainly what we need during this time.”As mourners hugged and cried, each victim’s name was read followed by a moment of silence, according to the Bucks County Courier Times.Jason Harris, superintendent of the district where victim Damion Decree Jr. went to school, said the 13-year-old “made me smile.”“I knew him personally. He had a close group of friends — they’re really hurting,” Harris told ABC News on Wednesday.The district is bringing in counselors and therapy dogs to help grieving students and staff, he said.Shana Decree and Dominique Decree each face five counts of criminal homicide and one count of conspiracy to commit criminal homicide, prosecutors said.A motive is unclear, Bucks County District Attorney Matthew Weintraub told reporters Tuesday.Shana Decree and Dominique Decree were both arraigned Tuesday and held without bail, prosecutors said.It was not immediately clear if either suspect had an attorney.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Outrage as speed vans operate outside churches during masses

first_imgThe Chairperson of the Joint Policing Committee (JPC) is to write to the correct authorities to recommend that Go Safe Vans refrain from sitting outside churches across Donegal. Sinn Fein’s Gerry McMonagle made the statement yesterday, Monday, in Lifford at Donegal’s JPC meeting when Community Representative, James Trearty, brought up the matter.Mr Trearty said a van had been sitting outside of St Columba’s Church in Termon during a month’s mind for Chairman of Termon GAA Club, Danny O’Donnell, in February. Expressing his annoyance at the situation, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill, said the issue had also been brought to his attention.He said: “It is not nice for people who go to the church or the cemetery to see the van there and we as a committee need to desist of vans of that nature parking outside a place of worship.“The van was parked in the middle of the car park and it was most insensitive to the visitors of the church, especially during an occasion of a month’s mine,” O’Domhnaill added.The Chairperson of the Donegal Council added that it was time for the JPC to ‘take action’ on the situation at hand and that the appropriate offices should be contacted. Donegal’s Chief Garda Superintendent, Terry McGinn, agreed that the issue could be looked at further.Concluding on the matter, Cllr McMonagle said: “I will look at the issue and it will be dealt with appropriately and I will write to the appropriate officials in due course.”Outrage as speed vans operate outside churches during masses was last modified: April 3rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:CLLR GERRY MCMONAGLEDonegal Joint Policing CommitteeSeamus O’Domhnailllast_img read more

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Government dismisses hoax statement on power outages

first_imgThe South African government didmisses a hoax statement which is going viral alleging that Eskom has notified government in a special meeting that the main grid could possibly crash and plunge South Africa into darkness for over two weeks.Listen: Donald Diphoko, Department of Communications spokesperson, unpacks the hoax:• On Jacaranda FM• On Power FMActing Director-General of the Department of Communication, Donald Liphoko, said, “South Africans are assured that the country’s energy challenges are receiving priority at the highest level to resolve the situation. The message regarding Eskom is not true and is meant to create unnecessary panic. Load shedding is a controlled and planned method to ensure that the power system is protected from a total blackout. Government is confident that the measures it is introducing will ensure that the country does not reach a point of a complete blackout. ”Government is committed to finding a long-lasting solution to address the current energy situation and urges people to refrain from spreading rumors. All electricity users, including residential, government, industries and business are urged to ignore the hoax messages. Eskom is the only source of information on issues pertaining to electricity.“All South Africans are part of the country’s energy solution by adhering to the power alerts during critical periods which help protect the national grid. While it is important to consider all scenarios as part of planning, the national power grid is stringently managed so that we prevent any worst-case scenarios from taking place. Eskom and government will continue communicating with the public on any issues relating power supply,” said Liphoko.Enquiries:Donald Liphoko – 082 901 0766Issued by: Department of Communications10 February 2015last_img read more

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Sithole does South Africa proud at Australian Open

first_img29 January 2016Congratulations to @wagnertennis & his partner Lucas Sithole on winning the 2016 #AusOpen quad doubles title! pic.twitter.com/awHJhk8XbA— USTA (@usta) January 28, 2016South African Lucas Sithole and playing partner David Wagner from the United States beat the British/Australian combo of Andy Lapthorne and Dylan Alcott 6-1, 6- 3 at the Australian Open held in Melbourne this week, to claim the top spot in the wheelchair tennis quad doubles final.It was Sithole’s second Grand Slam title following his win at the US Open singles final in 2013.“I enjoyed the match very much,” an excited Sithole told News24 after the game. “It was great to play with David Wagner again.” The partners have been playing together and against each other since 2013, developing a healthy rivalry vying for the top ranking and building a solid friendship along the way. Although Wagner won the two’s singles match earlier in the week, Sithole still has a chance to play for a place in the singles final on Saturday, 30 January.Lucas Sithole has already won the doubles at the #AusOpen,now he is targeting glory in the singles. https://t.co/if2Q6dzLqU by @SuperSportTV— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) January 29, 2016Sithole, who is triple amputee lost both his legs and his right arm in a childhood accident. He started playing tennis professionally in 2006, representing South Africa at a tournament in the Netherlands, considered the defacto home of wheelchair tennis. The 20-year-old, who grew up in the small mining town of Dannhauser in KwaZulu-Natal, has won seven titles and risen to become the one of the best singles players in the world.He is now setting his sights on the Rio Olympics, hoping to earn himself and South Africa a gold medal.Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula led the cheers on Twitter, with South Africans congratulating the South African king of wheelchair tennis.Lucas Sithole, won his first Australian Open Crown. runner-up in both the singles and doubles competition last year pic.twitter.com/wfD901wtYv— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) January 29, 2016Lucas Sithole take a bow !!!!!!! We have an Australian Open cup folks !!!!— Anele Mdoda (@Anele) January 29, 2016Yeah, Lucas Sithole you beauty!— Natasha Joseph (@TashJoeZA) January 29, [email protected]_Press wow, wow, wow…. Congratulations Lucas Sithole— Lerato Mbele (@BBCLerato) January 28, 2016Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

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Students Bring Zero-Energy Design to Habitat

first_imgOne of the key goals of the Solar Decathlon – the biennial competition that challenges university students to design, build, and operate solar-power houses – is to inspire Decathlon participants and their university colleagues to apply their creative energy and technological expertise in the real world.That is what has been happening at the University of Minnesota, which competed in the 2009 Solar Decathlon with an entry called ICON Solar House. ICON, which placed fifth out of 20 contestants, included about 550 sq. ft., R-50 exterior walls, and an R-70 gabled roof covered with solar panels. It was an extremely energy efficient, if relatively expensive, prototype. The design concepts embedded in ICON, though, are finding life well beyond the home’s Decathlon debut on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.From the drawing board to move-in dayTwo College of Design classes at the university’s School of Architecture collaborated with East Central Habitat for Humanity and the Episcopal Church in Minnesota to develop two sets of construction documents for net-zero-energy homes that meet Habitat criteria for safety and affordability. Design and construction concepts developed for ICON also are baked into the plans, which Habitat or Humanity International will promote for use by its 1,600 affiliates nationwide.The design-and-construction team celebrated the completion of one such project in late October, billing it as the first NZE Habitat home in Minnesota. The owner of the home, a single mother with two teenage daughters, purchased the house for about $130,000 with a no-interest loan and more than 250 hours of sweat equity.Seeing the family move into the home helped the College of Design students understand the importance of the work they did on the project, Dan Handeen, a lecturer in the School of Architecture and research fellow in the Center for Sustainable Building Research, College of Design, told the school’s news service. “In this particular situation our students recognized that every decision they made, every line they drew, would have extended impacts on people’s lives—people that they had met,” Handeen said.Habitat said it will use the prototype, and the students’ designs, to develop a case study for a statewide conference for affiliate chapters in March 2012.last_img read more

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Videographers

first_imgAdditional Discounted Film and Video GearThere’s more out there than just cameras, lenses, software, and hardware. If location shooting is in your future, these gear deals should be right up your alley.Clik Camera Bag: B&H Photo – $69.95SanDisk Ultra II 480GB SSD: Adorama – $109.99Pelican 1650 Camera Case: Amazon – $235.21AKG K240 Headphones: Sweetwater – $69.99GoPro HERO+ HD: Best Buy – $199.99Seen any killer deals that we missed? Share them with the community in the comments below! ‘Tis the season for turkey, stuffing, and awesome Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Let’s take a look at what’s out there for filmmakers and videographers.The Black Friday and Cyber Monday chaos is already underway, and good seasonal bargains make it a great time to add to your arsenal of video gear! The killer deals begin November 25th across various brick and mortar and online store fronts. We’ll be highlighting some of our favorite deals, but you can get the full rundown from retailers like B&H Photo, Adorama, Sweetwater, Amazon, eBay, Best Buy, BuyDig, Borrow Lenses, and more. Now, let’s go shopping!Camera DealsAs far as cameras go, you won’t find any killer deals on RED, ARRI, or even Blackmagic Design models. But if you’re in the market for solid DSLR options, there are several deals out there. We found three decent deals that could be worth the money in the Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon D810, and Panasonic GH4.Canon 5D Mark III RefurbishedImage: Canon 5D Mark III via ISO50The Canon 5D Mark III is a workhorse. Used by many documentary and big-budget cinematographers, the 5D Mark III is a great professional camera. The deals below are through standard retailers, as well as from Canon Direct, which offers a refurbished model.B&H Photo $300 OffAdorama $550 OffAmazon $300 OffCanon Direct Refurbished $1,899.00Nikon D810Image: Nikon D810 via Today OnlineThe Nikon D810 is a solid CMOS sensor DSLR and pretty comparable to the Canon 5D Mark III, though its price tag (even at a discount) is going to be a little more than the 5D MKIII. However, it’s a quality camera for someone just starting to get content together.B&H Photo $500 OffAdorama $500 OffBest Buy $500 OffPanasonic GH4Image: Panasonic GH4 via Pro Photo SupplyLastly, there’s the Panasonic GH4, one of the more cost-effective 4K DSLR camera options. In fact, this camera is used by many timelapse photographers. So this would also be a solid starter option for anyone looking to get into the game.B&H Photo $200 OffAdorama $200 OffAmazon $200 Off Post-Production Software and HardwareRed Giant SoftwareRed Giant is also offering a special, but it’s not for Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Even so, we thought it would be good to include this upcoming offer. Starting December 8th, Red Giant will be offering all individual software and bundles for 40% off.Special Holiday PricingMacbook Pro Retina Display LaptopImage: Macbook Pro via CNETThe newest Macbook Pros are solid options for any film or video producer. They’re also great for those working with motion graphics. Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for this line of laptops are pretty wide… Best Buy has a some nice discounts, but B&H Photo has some of the better deals.B&H Photo 15 Inch Macbook PricingWindows LaptopsIf PCs are more your thing, then you’ll want to look at the line of Alienware Laptops. Again, deals can be found for these all over the net, but just like with the Macbooks, B&H Photo seems to have the best deals available.B&H Photo Alienware Laptopscenter_img Camera LensesLens images from B&HNow that we’ve found some quality body options, let’s find some solid glass for those cameras. Again, we’ll be looking for quality lenses that wont break the bank. In terms of lens mounts, we’ll try to give options for the cameras listed above.Rokinon T1.5 Cine Lens Bundle for Canon EF-MountFor many filmmakers and videographers, this lens series consistently performs well against Canon and Zeiss primes.B&H Photo $320 OffRokinon 14mm f/2.8 ED Lens (Canon, Nikon, or Sony)Here’s another Rokinon lens option, the 14mm ED Lens. This super-wide-angle lens comes in a variety of mounts such as Canon, Nikon, and Sony. So no matter what camera you choose from above, this super-wide-angle lens will work for you.Adorama via Ebay $249.99Panasonic GH4 Lens OptionB&H is running a long list of specials over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The discounts on lenses compatible with the Panasonic GH4 are especially impressive, with many of the lenses marked down $100-$200.B&H Photo Panasonic LensesZeiss 50mm Lens OptionsB&H Photo is also offering a wide range of 50mm lens options as well. The Zeiss 50mm Prime lens isn’t a bank-breaker. With at least a $100 discount and options for Canon and Nikon, this is a pretty good deal.B&H Photo Zeiss 50mm Lenseslast_img read more

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HSN To Launch UNICHEF Cookbook Featuring Celebrity Chefs

first_imgOn September 26th, HSN will exclusively launch UNICHEF: Top Chefs Unite in Support of The World’s Children, a cookbook published by Glitterati Incorporated that features an unprecedented collaboration of 40 world-class chefs assembled by U.S. Fund for UNICEF National Board Member Hilary Gumbel.The cookbook features favorite recipes from HSN Chefs – Donatella Arpaia, Ingrid Hoffmann, Curtis Stone, Ming Tsai and Wolfgang Puck – and other renowned chefs such as Marcus Samuelsson, Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Cat Cora and Geoffrey Zakarian.Only at HSN will customers have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition of the UNICHEF books that are signed by HSN Chefs Donatella Arpaia, Ingrid Hoffmann, Curtis Stone and Ming Tsai. For each book purchased from HSN on September 26th, HSN will donate twenty percent of the purchase price of the UNICHEF book to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. In addition, Hilary Gumbel will donate all royalties she would receive to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.To celebrate the launch of UNICHEF on HSN, Mindy Grossman and Caryl Stern will join Hilary Gumbel on-air, along with HSN chefs Donatella Arpaia, Ingrid Hoffmann and Ming Tsai, on September 26th at 10 p.m. EST for the second annual HSN Cares Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Primetime Special. HSN Cares will donate twenty percent of the purchase price of all products featured on-air and sold during the primetime special to benefit Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.Find out more at HSN.com.last_img read more

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Trump trade tariffs sink stocks

first_imgNEW YORK (NEWS 1130) – US President Donald Trump’s approval of tens of billions of dollars in duties on Chinese imports sparked a selloff in stocks.At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial average was down 724 points or 2.9 per cent to 23,958. The S&P/TSX Composite Index fell 1.8 per cent of 275 points to 15,400.The Trump administration announced trade sanctions against China Thursday, and Beijing has said it will defend itself.Dow drops 700 points late in the session, 2.8%, on investor fear about Trump’s trade tariffs on China.— Richard Dettman (@rwdettman) March 22, 2018Industrial and technology companies, which depend heavily on foreign trade, took some of the worst losses.Boeing, Caterpillar and Microsoft all fell sharply.Bond prices surged as investors sought cover, sending yields lower. That helped push bank stocks sharply lower too.High-dividend stocks like utilities, another safe-play investment, rose.last_img read more

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Car2Go to end Toronto operations in May over city parking regulations

first_imgTORONTO – Toronto parking regulations that have prompted Car2Go to suspend its operations in Canada’s biggest city by the end of the month send a “chilling signal” to car-sharing services eyeing or already in the market, according to an expert on the sharing economy.Car2Go said Thursday that it had been rendered “inoperable” by a city-run pilot program arriving in June that will forbid its use of almost 10,000 parking spaces, where users usually pick up or leave the service’s vehicles.The pilot program would also charge the service permit fees of $1,499.02 per vehicle and force Car2Go to immediately relocate their cars when two or more car-sharing vehicles have been left on the same residential street.“This is not the result we were expecting and to say we are disappointed would be a huge understatement,” Car2Go CEO Paul DeLong said in a letter the company sent users on Thursday.“We hope that one day, the City of Toronto chooses to establish a legal framework that makes true free-float carshare possible in the same way that dozens of other global cities have.”Car2Go, owned by Germany’s Daimler, has been in Toronto since early 2012, when it required users to pick up and park cars in designated “Green P” lots. It started allowing them to leave and grab a vehicle from any legal spot on streets in 2016. The company now operates in 26 cities around the world, including Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver.Mayor John Tory expressed disappointment that “Car2Go has chosen confrontation over collaboration.”“While their decision to suspend operations in Toronto is unfortunate, it is their decision alone to walk away from a clear path towards regulations that would allow them to operate in our city in a reasonable, compatible way,” he said, in a statement.“I’m confident that other car sharing companies willing to work with us and to operate in this manner will succeed in Toronto.”But that confidence is not shared by Sunil Johal, policy director of the University of Toronto’s Mowat Centre and an expert on the sharing economy. He said he worries that it sends a message to companies that Toronto isn’t as open to car-sharing innovations as other cities, which have reached agreements with such services.“This is the kind of thing the city should be looking to welcome and promote, rather than shut down or put in place parameters that make it almost impossible for the programs to work successfully,” he said.“It comes at a time, when we are trying to think about ways to move people away from car ownership and car usage, so it seems counterintuitive that the city is putting significant obstacles in the way of an established model of car-sharing that has been proven to reduce vehicle miles travelled and greenhouse gas emissions.”Car2Go has faced fierce competition in recent years from similar services, including Zipcar, Turo, Enterprise CarShare and General Motors Co’s Maven, but its biggest challenge in Toronto has come from the city.The two have been debating the “free-floating” car-share pilot for months, with Car2Go threatening in February to leave Toronto if the pilot made it too difficult for the company to keep operating.The city is mostly concerned that residents with on-street parking permits won’t be able to find spaces to leave their cars as car-sharing services continue to grow in popularity.At Thursday’s city council meeting, Toronto councillor Mike Layton introduced a motion asking staff to consult further with the car-sharing industry about the city’s approach to such services and report back in June about potential changes to the forthcoming pilot.The motion passed 34-4 and was supported by Mayor Tory.Car2Go expressed optimism about the rest of the country, saying its service in Montreal was just expanded to additional boroughs.It said it has 80,000 Toronto members, whose memberships won’t be cancelled or refunded because they will be able to use them in other countries around the world.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version contained an incorrect parking fee figure.last_img read more

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