0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Parsons is pleased to announce that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded it the Facilities Construction, Engineering and Technical Services (FaCETS) III contract.Under this 5-year contract, Parsons will provide engineering, construction, design-build, information technology, and program management services to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.“This contract supports NASA’s mission to expand knowledge of space to benefit humankind,” stated Carey Smith, Parsons Group President. “We are honored to be awarded this contract and continue our relationship with NASA Goddard.”Parsons has been providing design, engineering, and management services to the NASA Goddard facility since 1995. In 2000, the role expanded to include construction and information technology support.The Goddard Space Flight Center is one of ten NASA centers and lies on 1,200 acres, with 34 major buildings and numerous smaller structures totaling nearly 3.3 million ft². Its state-of-the-art science facilities have enabled NASA to fly some of the world’s most capable instruments into space to advance global understanding of the universe.Parsons is a technology-driven engineering services firm with more than 70 years of experience in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries. The corporation is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, defense, and construction. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, systems design/engineering, cyber/converged security, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Business News Subscribe Business News Pasadena Engineering Firm Wins NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Contract From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 11:18 am 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the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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
JasonDoiy/iStockBY: EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC NEWS(CORNELIUS, N.C.) — A North Carolina mom was “inadvertently” shot and killed when her children found a gun in her purse, police said.The mother, 25-year-old Gabriel Alexis Henderson, was alone in her Cornelius apartment with her five children at the time of the shooting Monday, the Cornelius Police Department said.Detectives believe the children found a small, semi-automatic handgun in Henderson’s purse, police said.Four of the children were in the room at the time of the shooting, police said, while the fifth child — the oldest — was in another room, police said.The youngest child was also “inadvertently” shot, police said, and was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.Police did not release the kids’ ages or names.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
RelatedPosts Aruna Quadri’s uncommon qualities stand him out, says Oshodi Quadri Aruna leads Africa to World Cup Aruna’s arrival attracted interest in Germany — TTBL African top table tennis star, Aruna Quadri, has sailed through to the main draw at the ongoing ITTF World Tour 2020 German Open at GETEC Arena in Magdeburg. The Nigerian lad continued from where he left it in the third round of preliminary with an out-of-this-world performance against Czech Republic’s Pavel Sirucek in the fourth round of preliminary to confirm his place in the elite stage of the tournament. To ascertain his place in the elite stage (main draw) of the men’s singles as the only surviving African in the competition, Quadri defeated the Czech by 11-3, 5-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-9. Earlier in the day, the Nigerian produced a dramatic comeback from a 3-0 loss to trump 4-3 against Finland’s Olah Benedek in the third round of preliminary. Quadri, ranked 18th, will slug it out with the top seeded 16 players in the main draw, which serves off on Thursday. His compatriots, Segun Toriola, Olajide Omotayo, and 2019 ITTF Africa Cup Champion, Omar Assar of Egypt, have all crashed out of the competition.Tags: 2019 ITTF Africa Cup Championsaruna quadriGETEC ArenaMAgdeburg
12 July 2011The playground was brighter and the smiles of the children wider when the Bikers For Mandela Day finally pulled away from the Harrismith orphanage on Monday, the first of seven community projects that will benefit from this year’s expedition.The Harrismith orphanage was abuzz with activity when the riders and support team arrived around midday after setting off from Montecasino, Johannesburg in the early hours of the morning.At the press conference before the riders left, 5fm’s DJ Fresh spoke about his commitment to the seven-day, 13 hour and 37 minutes it will take Bikers For Mandela Day to travel the 2 200 kilometres planned for this year’s route.“The 67 minutes that we are all asked to give on Nelson Mandela Day is just a starting point – the bare minimum. I personally would like the 67 minutes to be the inspiration for a deeper, longer involvement in changing the world for better,” DJ Fresh said.Included in the group of riders are businesspeople, professional bike riders, and celebrities – among DJ Fresh, Angie Khumalo from 5fm and Metro FM, singer Bok Van Blerk, Survivor SA Maldives winner and Binnelanders actor Hykie Berg, actress Hanna Grobler, and actors Ivan Zimmerman (Egoli) Darren Kelfkens (7de laan and Isidingo) and Jack Devnarain (Isidingo).Acting to inspireBikers For Mandela Day will donate 67 minutes of time at seven rural community projects over a week, acting as an inspiration for individuals around the world to donate 67 minutes of their time to give back in service to communities on Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July.En route from Gauteng to the Free State, the highly visible group of riders was welcomed with open arms – at toll gates, at service stations and all along the N3.At the Harrismith orphanage, a bright mural was painted and the playground livened up. It was when the children were given simple gifts from the sponsors (which include Vodacom and Spar as well as many others) that the real impact of Bikers For Mandela Day was felt – with many riders remarking how things they take for granted everyday brought such pleasure to the children.The tour continuesOn 12 July, the group will clean the monument and create a garden, including the planting of the “Mandela Gold” Strelitzia at the site in Howick near Pietermaritzburg where Nelson Mandela was captured in 1962.The next day (13 July) Bikers For Mandela Day heads for Eshowe, were they will install shelves in the food storeroom and assist with food preparation and the upgrade of the vegetable garden at a school and drop in-orphanage.Next (14 July) is Jozini, where Bikers For Mandela Day will work with several different community organisations in a soup kitchen as well as repair and improve the house of a child-headed household.Wreath-laying at Samora Machel memorialIn addition to the work at the Howick capture site, one of the more poignant moments on the Bikers For Mandela Day 2011 trip will be when the group lays a symbolic wreath at Samora Machel’s Memorial site in Mbuzini on 15 July after their journey through Swaziland to Mbombela (Nelspruit).Then, on 16 July, Bikers For Mandela Day will work with the Nelspruit community Forum to restore a care-centre house for orphans, provide school uniforms and clothing for a House for homeless children, and upgrade a playground at a disability centre in Hazyview.On the 17th, the bikers will visit an orphanage in Graskop, where the group will create a vegetable garden from scratch.The final, 18 July stop on the Bikers for Mandela Day will be a children’s home in Belfast, where a much needed upgrade of the bedrooms and bathrooms for the children will be undertaken prior to the final stretch to Pretoria.“The activities which will be undertaken by the bikers, provide a good sample of what people can possibly do in their own communities in order to better the lives of others,” said Sello Hatang of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.“We hope people along the route and those following the ride will take inspiration from this example and live the Mandela Day ethos before and beyond the 18th and thereby help Make Every Day a Mandela Day.”SAinfo reporter and Nelson Mandela Day
26 July 2012A second half wonder-goal from Portia Modise wasn’t enough to stop South Africa’s women’s football team, Banyana Banyana, going down 4-1 to fourth-ranked Sweden in their opening match of the 2012 Olympic Games on Wednesday.After going into halftime 3-0 down at the City of Coventry Stadium, many thought it was all over bar the shouting for Banyana’s opening Group F game.But Modise, not nicknamed “Bashin” for nothing, clearly had second thoughts as she latched onto a ball just inside the Swedish half in the 60th minute and bashed a blaster past a stunned goalkeeper.It was from 45 metres out, and the Swedes stood nonplussed as the ball scorched home.Banyana will now be down but not out after a plucky performance against the world’s fourth ranked side.They’re only ranked 61st and could have gone down by a lot more, but credit to coach Joseph Mkhonza and captain Amanda Dlamini they refused to lie down.The first goal came in the seventh minute after a wicked deflection. Then two goals in the space of two minutes underlined the Swedish domination.South Africa weren’t without fight though, and Modise and Janine van Wyk both went close.After Modise’s super-strike, it wasn’t long however before Lotta Schelin scored her second goal to take the margin back to three goals.Some had predicted a thrashing for Banyana, but this result will give them some hope, especially after a second half in which they shared the spoils when it came to goals.Match statistics said that Banyana had 43% of possession compared to 57% of the Swedes, but when it came to heart they gave their all.And that will be key to Team South Africa’s hopes as the Games get going on Friday.Next up for Banyana are seventh-ranked Canada in Coventry on Saturday, and then their biggest test of all, against world champions Japan in Cardiff on Monday.Source: South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee
Volunteers have a big role in helping Ethembeni Children’s Home care for children infected with or affected by HIV/Aids. The Go The Extra Mile campaign makes it even easier for them to get involved.Founded by The Salvation Army in 1995, Ethembeni Children’s Home in Doornfontein, Johannesburg, is a refuge for children from in and around the inner city. (Image: Mathiba MolefeMathiba MolefeIn the heart of Johannesburg’s bustling inner city lies a sanctuary for children either infected with or affected by HIV/Aids. It is a place where those left destitute by the endemic find refuge, a place that was fittingly named Ethembeni, meaning “place of hope” in isiXhosa.Volunteers, many of whom are part of the Go the Extra Mile (GEM) campaign, visit the safe haven weekly, as they did on the weekend of 8 and 9 April. Ethembeni is in Doornfontein on the eastern edge of the CBD.The group of volunteers arrived early in the morning, bright-eyed and ready to get stuck into their work helping the nurses and other staff at the home. When they weren’t busy spending quality time with the children, either playing games or feeding them, the volunteers also lent a hand in the general upkeep of the home and its facilities.“It’s nice to know that there are people out there who are willing to take the time to come and help out here at the home,” said Lucia Ntombela, the site manager at Ethembeni. “Nowadays people don’t have much time; people are busy. For them to take that hour or two hours to come and volunteer knowing that you won’t get paid. I really admire them.“It’s really beautiful to see, and we have a lot of people to thank for helping us.”Founded by The Salvation Army in 1995, Ethembeni now serves as a home to nearly 60 children from in and around Johannesburg’s inner city.“Some of the children arrive here and it’s difficult for them to smile. But as time goes on they slowly open up and start smiling again,” she said.It is a place where those left destitute by the endemic find refuge, a place that was fittingly named Ethembeni, meaning “place of hope” in isiXhosa. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)Go the Extra MileGEM is a social development drive that was created to get people actively involved in the development of organisations and initiatives that aim to improve people’s lives, such as Ethembeni.By rewarding volunteers for their involvement, GEM hopes the incentive will drive more and more people to take ownership of the societies they live in and take a more hands-on approach to improving them.“We receive incentives and rewards for so many things, such as shopping at a certain place, or flying a certain airline,” explained Camilo Ramada, co-founder of GEM with David Shields.“Why then not offer incentives for the really important things, such as taking care of babies, helping to paint a school, working in a community garden, making food for the homeless, or cleaning-up neighbourhoods?”Encouraging active citizenship among people in South Africa is one of Play Your Part’s key objectives and partnering and supporting initiatives such as GEM is part of the effort to do just that.Volunteers can select one or more of the campaigns listed in the app’s database. Once the good deed is done, they receive a reward via the app, called a GEM.These GEMs can be redeemed for a range of products such as airtime, data, pre-paid electricity or movie tickets.Get involvedFor more information on how to get involved in your community and to keep track of the activities in and around your area, visit GEM’s website or download the application.Go out and take action, get actively involved in turning South Africa into a better place for all who call it home.