Darin Pastor Dẫn Đầu 1 Nhóm Đầu Tư Định Mua Đội NHL's Phoenix Coyotes

Theo nguồn tin trên trang mạng của The Phoenix Coyotes Darin Pastor To Lead Investor Group Seeking To Purchase NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes Hockey in Pastor’s Blood; Family Formerly Owned Professional Franchise in Buffalo


RVINE, Calif., March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Darin Pastor, founder and CEO of Capstone Affluent Strategies, has formed an exploratory committee of seasoned investment bankers and other related sports entertainment advisors in an effort to acquire the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130329/LA85663) Pastor has reached out to Mike Nealy , President, Chief Operating Officer, and Alternate Governor of the Coyotes, directly to express interest in purchasing the team. “Hockey is in my DNA,” Pastor said. “My family has enjoyed a love affair with the sport for over three generations. When we saw the prospect to get involved with the NHL and purchase the Coyotes, it was like a dream come true.” A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Pastor has been around the sport of hockey for his entire life. In 1956, his grandfather and great-uncles bought the Buffalo Bison Hockey Club when the previous owner threatened to move the team, and under their guidance, the Bisons improved dramatically, winning the Calder Cup in 1960, 1964, and 1970. Buffalo’s roster featured many future NHL stars and quickly became one of the hottest tickets in the league, with an average attendance of over 10,500 per game. The Pastor family sold the Bisons in 1971 shortly after the franchise joined the NHL as the expansion Buffalo Sabres. “If we have an opportunity to acquire the franchise, we will do everything we can to make sure it stays in the great city of Glendale and continues to enhance the Phoenix metropolitan area.” If approved by the league’s Board of Governors, Pastor’s group would have controlling interest of the team and seek to keep the franchise in Glendale. The Coyotes have been run by the NHL the past three seasons, since the team went into bankruptcy in 2009 under former owner Jerry Moyes . Despite their financial issues, the Coyotes have remained competitive on the ice, reaching the Stanley Cup Playoffs each of the past three seasons and advancing to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history in 2012. Capstone Affluent Strategies, a wealth management firm located in Irvine, Calif., has an office in Phoenix as well as 11 other cities and maintains a principle of supporting communities that serve its clients. About the Phoenix Coyotes The Phoenix Coyotes are one of 30 teams that play in the National Hockey League. The Coyotes are based in Glendale, Arizona and play their home games at Jobing.com Arena. The Coyotes have qualified for the playoffs for the past three years and in 2011-12, the team won the Pacific Division title and reached the Western Conference Final for the first time in franchise history. On the ice, the Coyotes are led by Captain Shane Doan , goaltender Mike Smith and standout defensemen Keith Yandle and Oliver Ekman-Larsson . Off the ice, the club is a model of consistency under the guidance of President & COO Mike Nealy , General Manager Don Maloney (2009-10 GM of the Year), and Head Coach Dave Tippett (2009-10 Jack Adams Award winner as the NHL’s top coach). For more information, please visit www.PhoenixCoyotes.com. SOURCE Darin Pastor RELATED LINKS http://www.PhoenixCoyotes.com

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Join Councilman Michael Nowakowski, Police Chief Garcia for Crime Summit

Theo nguồn tin trên trang mạng của phoenix.gov March 29, 2013 Councilman Michael Nowakowski Councilman Michael Nowakowski invites residents to attend the District 7 Crime Summit at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Desert West Community Center, multi-purpose room, 6501 W. Virginia Ave. “It is important for all of us to have a better understanding of crime detection and prevention,” said Councilman Nowakowski. “This event offers residents information and tools to be part of the solution.” Topics that will be discussed include: organizing neighborhoods, forming Block Watch groups, clearing blight, reporting/removing graffiti, crime prevention and a K-9 demonstration. Residents also will have the chance to meet Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia, precinct commanders and community action officers. The event is presented by the Police and Neighborhood Services departments. For more information, please call the District 7 office at 602-262-7492 or email council.district.7@phoenix.gov. Media Contact: Michael Hammett 602-495-5405 Wesley Minga 602-534-7324


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Spring into College with Help from College Depot

Theo nguồn tin trên trang mạng của phoenix.gov March 28, 2013 College Depot, located on the second floor of Burton Barr Central Library at 1221 N. Central Ave., will host 4 free workshops in April. Beyond… Senior Sequence 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday April 6. Get tips to help you transition from high school to college, including information on dorm life, campus involvement, study abroad and more. How to Pay for College (presented in Spanish) 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday April 10. Discover how to pay for college with financial aid, scholarships, work-study and savings. Picking the Right College Major 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Learn about helpful resources to assist you in the exploration and selection of a college major. How to Pay for College 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Discover how to pay for college with financial aid, scholarships, work-study and savings. Space is limited. To register or for more information, call 602-261-8847 or email college.depot@phoenix.gov. College Depot is a full-service college planning center that offers free one-on-one assistance, family consultation and workshops on all aspects of the college planning process, from financial aid to career exploration. The service is open to anyone seeking assistance with planning for college. For a complete list of workshops and events, visit phoenixpubliclibrary.org/collegedepot. Follow us at twitter.com/CollegeDepot. Media Contact: Rita Marko 602-534-2025


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Arizonans To Call On Congress To End Gun Violence on National Day To Demand Action — Thursday, March 28

Theo nguồn tin trên trang mạng của phoenix.gov ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition Announces More than 100 Events Across the Country as Part of Largest Field Campaign in U.S. History to Address Gun Violence Vice President Biden to Participate in Call with Supporters Today Ahead of Advocacy Day; www.DemandAction.org/March28 NEW YORK, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Mayors Against Illegal Guns today announced that Arizonans will join Americans gathering at more than 100 events across the country tomorrow, Thursday, March 28 as part of the National Day to Demand Action to end gun violence. While members of Congress are home during the Easter/Passover recess, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, in conjunction with Organizing for Action, Americans for Responsible Solutions and other groups, will organize events and petition drives and generate an unprecedented number of calls into Senate district offices to call for their representatives to support commonsense gun laws like comprehensive and enforceable background checks. The coalition also announced that Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will discuss efforts to pass gun reform on a call with supporters today ahead of the advocacy day tomorrow. Major events in Arizona will take place in the following cities (list in development, all times local): Phoenix What: Rally Who: Maricopa County Board Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox , Pastor Warren Stewart, Sr. , Pastor Benjamin Thomas, Sr. When: 10:00 AM Where: Cesar Chavez Plaza Tucson What: Press Conference Who: South Tucson Mayor Jennifer Eckstrom , Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and gun violence survivors Daniel Hernandez, Jr. and Pam Simon When: 11:00 AM Where: South Tucson City Hall, 1601 South 16th Ave. The National Day to Demand Action will feature hundreds of mayors, law enforcement officials, faith leaders, gun violence survivors and family members, and other Americans who want Congress to take immediate action to strengthen our background check system and reduce gun violence. The day is expected to be the largest gun violence advocacy event in history and is part of the largest field campaign in U.S. history to address gun violence. The coalition recently announced that it is hiring organizers and opening campaign offices in ten key states including Arizona. In addition to the National Day to Demand Action, the bipartisan coalition will also air ads in key states demanding that political leaders take action to pass commonsense gun reforms during the upcoming Congressional recess, including in Arizona. Ads can be found here: www.demandaction.org/recessads About Mayors Against Illegal Guns Since its creation in April 2006, Mayors Against Illegal Guns has grown from 15 members to more than 900 mayors from across the country. We have more than 1.5 million grassroots supporters, making us the largest gun violence prevention advocacy organization in the country. The bipartisan coalition, co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino , has united the nation’s mayors around these common goals: protecting communities by holding gun offenders accountable; demanding access to crime gun trace data that is critical to law enforcement efforts to combat gun trafficking; and working with legislators to fix weaknesses and loopholes in the law that make it far too easy for criminals and other dangerous people to get guns. Learn more at www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org Contact: Mayor Bloomberg’s Press Office (212) 788-2958 Mayor Menino’s Press Office (617) 635-4461 Erika Soto Lamb : esotolamb@rabengroup.com or 646-580-5281 Alex Katz : akatz1@cityhall.nyc.gov or 617-721-3779 SOURCE Mayors Against Illegal Guns RELATED LINKS http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org


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Dạ tiệc gây quỹ 'Xe Lăn Tình Thương' do ca sĩ Trung Tâm Asia hợp sức

Theo nguồn tin trên trang mạng của báo Người Việt


Trang mạng của Xe Lăn Tình Thương (Wheels for Vietnam)


Adress: Free Wheelchair Mission; Attn: Xe Lan Tinh Thuong; P.O Box 52001, Phoenix, AZ 85072 – 9616.

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Văn Phòng Thành Phố Đóng Cửa Ngày 1 Tháng 4 Trong Ngày Lễ César Chávez

Theo nguồn tin trên trang mạng của phoenix.gov César Chávez Holiday Notice City of Phoenix offices will be closed Monday, April 1, in observance of the César Chávez holiday. Here’s how city services are affected: Solid Waste: Since the city has now switched to same-day collection, there will be no change in collection day. Trash and recycling will be collected as usual for those with Monday collection. Transit: Buses, Phoenix Dial-a-Ride and METRO Light Rail will operate on regular weekday schedules. Transfer Stations: They will be closed. Library: Burton Barr Central Library and all branch libraries normally open on Monday will be closed. Parking Meters: They will be free. Media Contact: Public Information Office 602-262-7176


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RIDE AZ PROMOTIONS Hosts Colleen's Dream Ride in Arizona to Support Colleen’s Dream Foundation on March 24, 2013

Theo nguồn tin của RIDE AZ PROMOTIONS trên trang mạng PRWEB Over 300 motorcycle enthusiasts and friends of Colleen Drury will join RIDE AZ PROMOTIONS in Colleen’s Dream Ride, a motorcycle ride, auction and raffle to benefit Colleen’s Dream Foundation. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) March 23, 2013 Over 300 motorcycle enthusiast and friends of Colleen Drury will join RIDE AZ PROMTIONS on a motorcycle ride, auction and raffle to benefit Colleen’s Dream Foundation according to Colleen’s Dream Foundation President, NFL kicker Billy Cundiff. “We are very excited about this event,” says Cundiff. “It’s wonderful to see how many people have come together to celebrate and honor Colleen and the cause that was so close to her heart.” Go here to learn more about Colleen’s Dream Ride with RIDE AZ PROMOTIONS. Colleen’s Dream Foundation supports research for early detection and improved treatment for ovarian cancer. According to Cundiff, the Foundation was started in 2012, five years after his mother-in-law, Colleen Drury, was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer. Through her journey fighting her cancer, Colleen and her family’s eyes were opened to a new world filled with invasive surgery, harsh chemotherapy, and lots of uncertainty. “Ovarian cancer is often referred to as “the silent killer” because many women do not discover their disease until it is in the late stages,” says Cundiff. “This leads to many women succumbing to the disease within a short period of time. Unlike cervical or breast cancer, ovarian cancer does not have a standardized early detection procedure. The goal of Colleen’s Dream Foundation is to change that.” According to Cundiff, fundraising events, like Colleen’s Dream Ride being hosted by RIDE AZ PROMOTIONS will be important to that effort. RIDE AZ PROMOTIONS is group of local motorcycle enthusiasts in Arizona who host three to four charity events each year. It was started by Dave Six and Cory Donaldson after Six lost his younger brother to melanoma. “Colleen’s brother Kevin asked if we would do an event for Colleen’s Dream Foundation,” says Six. “We ride with Kevin and we thought this was a great project to support.” Kevin says he started riding motorcycles because of Colleen, and that is a gift from her he will have forever. “I started Colleen’s Dream Ride because Colleen is my sister,” says Kevin. “Colleen had a bucket list. And one of the items on her list was to conquer the fear of riding because she thought she needed wind therapy. So she bought a motorcycle. She was not going to let this disease stop her from her list.” “So my two brothers and I just had to get one as well,” says Kevin. “We often rode with Colleen on charity bike runs. Colleen’s Dream Foundation was her idea how to give back to the community by funding early detection research for ovarian cancer. This ride is my way to keep her dream alive.” Colleen’s brother Tim says Colleen loved the open road. He says she called it “freedom”. Like Kevin, he says Colleen’s Dream Ride is important to him because after her first treatment for her cancer, Colleen said she wanted a bike. “I told her all the brothers would buy a bike and we could ride every week,” says Tim. “Colleen was the first to buy a bike, then she took lessons and then she got her license. She was always the leader and the inspiration in getting things started. So of course my brothers and I had to get some Harleys and cruise the open road. Little did we know at that time, those rides would be some of our best memories.” Colleen’s brother Jeff echoes his two brothers’ sentiment on Colleen’s love of riding and why Colleen’s Dream Ride is so important to them. He says if Colleen was at this ride, she would have been tremendously grateful for all those who were participating. “This ride, and the participation by all the fans of my sister, is truly inspiring,” says Jeff. “When my sister Colleen was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer she had many things to accomplish and riding a bike was one of them. Accomplishing this task and having great pleasure while riding with her brothers, daughter and son-in-law was a source of relief and great joy. Having such support, for a cause she believed in so deeply, is tremendous.” Go here to learn more about Colleen’s Dream Ride with RIDE AZ PROMOTIONS. Free registration takes place at the Dirty Dogg Saloon on March 24th from 10:00AM to 11:30AM. The Dirty Dogg Saloon is located at 10409 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253. Free lunch will be served from 12:00 to 2:00PM at Kimmyz on Greenway, 5930 W. Greenway Rd. Glendale, AZ 85306. Raffle tickets and poker score cards will be available. For more information, contact Dave Six or Cory Donaldson at RIDE AZ PROMOTIONS. Go here for more information about Colleen’s Dream Foundation


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Early Head Start And Head Start Programs Recruiting Children Now

Theo nguồn tin trên trang mạng của Phoenix.gov March 20, 2013 The city of Phoenix Human Services Department Early Head Start and Head Start programs are recruiting children for the 2013-14 school year. The Early Head Start program is seeking parents with children from birth to 3 years old and pregnant women to participate in this home-based program, which offers comprehensive parenting and education services to families. Weekly home visits are made to families to educate them about child development, quality parent-child interactions and emphasize that parents are their children’s first teachers. Also, pregnant women receive weekly visits and are provided information about prenatal care, oral health, breastfeeding, postpartum depression, mental health, early intervention services, health and nutrition, and other resources. Families participate in bi-monthly playgroups allowing the children and parents to socialize with other families and work on their children’s development skills. The center-based Head Start program is looking for children 3 or 4 years old. Parents of children with special needs are also encouraged to apply.Head Start offers children from diverse backgrounds active learning activities, nutritious meals and snacks, health screenings, and disabilities and mental health services. Some sites also provide full-day Head Start or childcare services for working families. The involvement of parents in education, program planning and operation is an important part of the Head Start program. Parents play an active role in all aspects of the program. Through that involvement and other training activities, parents are able to gain skills to help them secure employment.Families must meet federal income guidelines for family size to be eligible to enroll in these educational programs. For more information, call Early Head Start at 602-495-7050 or Head Start at 620-262-4040 or visit phoenix.gov/headstart. Media Contact: Alejandro Montiel 602-534-3443


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City Survey's "Phoenix Good Place to Live" Response Highest in Survey History

Theo nguồn tin trên trang mạng của Phoenix.gov March 20, 2013 In a survey released today by the City of Phoenix, more than nine out of 10 residents, or 93 percent, said Phoenix is a good place to live, the highest rating level in the history of the survey. “Phoenix is not only a good place to live, it’s the best place to live,” said Mayor Greg Stanton. “The survey is great news, but our work is not done. We must continue to make a stronger city and a better future for our residents.” Since 1985, the city has hired a private research company to conduct a city survey every two years. This year, satisfaction rates for top city services were analyzed, comparing survey results from 2002 to 2012. Satisfaction rates increased over the last 10 years for 20 out of 26 services studied including: Police Protection Enforcing Traffic Laws Emergency Medical Services Garbage/Recycling Property Maintenance Standards Fire Protection Countering Gang Activities Parks/Recreation Programs Preserving Neighborhoods Elderly Services Uncontained Trash Preserving Mountains/Deserts City Bus Service Operating Wastewater Plants Safe Drinking Water Controlling Cut-through Traffic Crime Prevention Efforts Providing Youth Programs Preventing Illegal Dumping Poor/Homeless Services Overall satisfaction with providing city services also increased from 83 percent in 2010 to 87 percent in 2012. “Phoenix has the greatest employees in the world, and these survey results confirm that,” said City Manager David Cavazos. “Because of our employees’ hard work providing residents outstanding services every day of the week, we are able to achieve great success.” Other areas studied included rating city services on a scale of one to 10. The highest ranking services were emergency medical service (8.6); fire protection (8.6); garbage/recycling collection (8.2); and maintaining traffic signals (8.1). After providing feedback about city services, residents were asked what areas could be improved. Their top priorities are attracting new employers; job training/placement; poor/homeless services. For more information on the 2012 Community Opinion Survey, visit phoenix.gov/communitysurvey. Media Contact: Toni Maccarone 602-495-5901


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Paint Sprayer Training Offered To Help Keep Neighborhoods Graffiti Free

Theo nguồn tin trên trang mạng của Phoenix.gov March 18, 2013 Would you like to become a Graffiti Buster? Then plan to attend a hands-on paint sprayer training session at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at NSD West Facility, 3325 W. Flower St. During the two-hour session, residents will watch a video on how to safely operate a paint sprayer and receive hands-on instruction. Once attendees get comfortable with the equipment, they will remove graffiti at a nearby location. Upon completion of the course, residents will receive a laminated card and will be able to use a paint sprayer free of charge for community clean-ups. As a reminder, paint and supplies for community clean-ups and blight removal are free of charge to neighborhood associations listed with Neighborhood Services. Residents must wear casual clothing to the training session as they may get paint on their clothing. The instructor is bilingual in English and Spanish. For more information on the training, call 602-534-4444 or email neighborhood.college@phoenix.gov. Media Contact: Barbara Frazier 602-261-8512


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