Make a comment Business News Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy A Rose Parade ticket contest and the 2016 Tournament of Roses Queen and Royal Court will help kick off the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau’s 32nd Annual Visitor Hotline on December 29, 2015.Rose Queen Erika Karen Winter and the Royal Court will make a special appearance at the Bureau, which is located inside the Pasadena Convention Center, from 8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, they will enter the Hotline Room where they will answer phone call questions about the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game. All media are welcome.To be eligible to win the Rose Parade tickets, simply follow the Visitor Hotline on Instagram at @VisitPasadena or on Facebook at /VisitPasadena. On December 29, social media postings will be sent alerting followers for a chance to win Rose Parade tickets.To assist visitors coming to the 127th Rose Parade and the 102nd Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2016, the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau offers information via a toll-free Visitor Hotline (877-793-9911). Operating December 29 – January 2, Visitor Hotline is staffed by volunteers from throughout the community. These volunteers are available to answer questions about the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game, pre- and post-parade and game activities, parking, accommodations, dining, directions, other holiday-related events, and more.Visitor Hotline (877-793-9911) hours of operation (PST):Tuesday, Dec. 29 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Wednesday, Dec. 30 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 31 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Friday, Jan. 1 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.Saturday, Jan. 2 – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.The Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau is non-profit organization dedicated to marketing Pasadena as desirable convention, meeting and leisure destination. For more information, log on to VisitPasadena.com. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Community News Rose Queen Set to Answer Questions and Welcome Pasadena Visitors Ticket Contest & 2016 Tournament of Roses Royal Court to Kick Off 32nd Annual Visitor Hotline Published on Monday, December 28, 2015 | 11:05 am 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeauty
Previous articleQuinlivan warns of ‘dishonest’ EU/ US dealNext article#VIDEO Latvian charged with Limerick murder John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Limerick GP Dr Emmet KerinLIMERICK doctor and vice president of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) Dr Emmet Kerin has warned that the Government’s scheme to provide free GP care for children under six will lead to “a yellow pack” service.And according to Dr Kerin, the majority of doctors in the region are opposed to the scheme and do not intend to sign up for it.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He told the Limerick Post: “The general feeling is no. I have to acknowledge that there are practices that financially are really struggling, and this offer is nearly tempting to them in the short term. But from talking to other colleagues here, they are generally saying no.“The offer as it stands isn’t good for GPs, it’s not good for the future of the GP service and it’s not a good deal for patients.”Dr Kerin has criticised the Government for launching the scheme “to gain votes”He commented: “With all the gloss and the spin on it, it sounds like a great deal, but the substance isn’t there. As a parent, you would think that it is a good scheme but actually it isn’t providing anything. It’s very hard to take on the Government, it’s an emotive issue for parents, of course they want their children to be looked after, but it’s not a free service.“I would have to reduce my consultation time from 15 minutes to seven minutes. We will end up with a yellow pack service. Patients will have shorter consultation times and they won’t get to see the same GP each time they come in. If a GP doesn’t know you, you’re more likely to be referred to A&E.”Dr Kerin explained that the scheme does not include additional tests or x-rays that may be necessary, and does not cover the cost of medication for chronic conditions.He added that the Government should prioritise providing care for patients with chronic conditions.“There are more than 9,000 children receiving a domiciliary allowance, they have chronic conditions like cancer or Down Syndrome, and they’re not entitled to a medical card,” he pointed out.He also warned that it would generate “an additional four million consultations” per year for GPs nationally, and that many practices do not have the manpower to deal with an increase in demand.The NAGP is urging doctors not to join the scheme, however individual GPs are free to decide whether or not to sign up.It has since emerged that the scheme will cost double the amount initially envisaged with Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch telling the Dáil last Thursday that the extra €30 million now required would not come from other health areas.Stating that the cost of the project was now expected to be €67 million, not €37 million, she said: “we may need a supplementary budget towards the end of the year”, but any extra funds would not impact on other services. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin TAGSDr Emmet KerinhealthlimerickNational Association of General Practitioners (NAGP)Under-6 GP scheme Email Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook NewsLimerick GP warns that under-6 scheme will lead to “yellow pack” medical serviceBy John Keogh – April 24, 2015 762 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads
D&G Food Group, the company set up to buy five McCambridge bakeries earlier this year, plans to expand the business’ customer base in 2010 after reviewing operations and improving efficiency.The company, which is headed up by former Roberts chairman Graham March and operations director David Fearnley-Brown, acquired Aldreds the Baker (Derbyshire); Queen of Hearts (Oxford); Husseys (Berkshire); Tredinnick Fine Foods; and West of England Bakeries (both Devon) from McCambridge last June. Since then, the owners have closed the Husseys bakery and have worked to improve production at the remaining sites, said Graham March, while ditching its original plan to develop each bakery as a centre of excellence for individual product categories. Aldreds has recently been awarded A-grade BRC accreditation and the company plans to work towards BRC status at its West of England facility.”Now we are sorted out on the operational front, we aim to improve volumes across the sites by targeting extra markets,” said March. Queen of Hearts and Aldreds will look to develop new products for coffee shops, he said, while future BRC status will help West of England target supermarket local sourcing schemes. The four bakeries currently produce a mix of bread, confectionery and savouries.