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. Business News Business News Tetra Tech to Acquire Coffey International Limited From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | 11:18 am Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) and Coffey International Limited (ASX: COF) are pleased to announce the execution of a Bid Implementation Agreement (BIA) under which Tetra Tech will make an off-market takeover offer to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Coffey for A$0.425 cash per share.This gives our people the chance to be part of a larger team of technical experts and deliver an expanded global offering to our clients. At the same time, it offers Coffey shareholders the opportunity to realize immediate value.”Founded in 1959 as Australia’s first geotechnical engineering firm, Coffey employs 3,300 staff globally, delivering smart solutions and providing innovation and insight across three core service areas including international development, geoservices, and project management. For the most recent fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, Coffey reported revenue of A$556 million (US$407 million).The acquisition of Coffey expands Tetra Tech’s geographic presence and positions Tetra Tech as the leading global consulting firm for international development, supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development, Australia’s Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development.“Coffey provides a platform for growth of our international development business with multinational aid agencies,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech’s Chairman and CEO. “In addition to Coffey’s expertise in geoservices and project management, the combined company will also provide water and environmental services to support Australia’s infrastructure expansion. Together, we will be able to provide an expanded scope of services to our customers and offer our combined staff even greater professional opportunities.”“Tetra Tech is an ideal partner for us,” said John Douglas, Managing Director of Coffey. “This gives our people the chance to be part of a larger team of technical experts and deliver an expanded global offering to our clients. At the same time, it offers Coffey shareholders the opportunity to realize immediate value.”Bid Implementation Agreement (BIA)The off-market takeover offer is governed by a Bid Implementation Agreement (BIA). The BIA is conditional on the satisfactory completion of customary conditions, including the following:• that Tetra Tech acquires relevant interest in at least 90% of Coffey’s share capital during or at the end of the offer period;• receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals;• no material adverse change; and• no prescribed occurrence in respect of Coffey.Coffey’s Board of Directors unanimously recommended that shareholders tender their shares and indicated that they intend to accept Tetra Tech’s offer in respect to any shares they own or control.Financial and Legal AdvisorsTetra Tech’s financial advisor is ANZ Corporate Advisory and its legal advisor is Thomson Geer. Coffey’s financial advisor is Gresham Advisory Partners Limited and its legal advisor is Norton Rose Fulbright.About Coffey (www.coffey.com)Coffey is a multi-disciplined consulting firm that provides innovative solutions for international development, geoservices, and project management. Coffey currently has 3,300 employees who work collaboratively throughout its Australian and overseas operations.About Tetra Tech (www.tetratech.com)Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. The Company supports commercial and government clients focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, and energy. With 13,000 staff worldwide, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems. For more information on Tetra Tech, please visit www.tetratech.com, follow us on Twitter (@TetraTech), or like us on Facebook. 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Local News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 TAGS Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleOAT052419 Rodney Carrington.jpgNext article050319 OHS Socorro Baseball_06 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Cardio drumming a new feature at Pease First grader Celeste Manriquez copies the beat of her teacher Olivia Juárez during cardio drumming in physical education class Wednesday at Pease Elementary. Pease Elementary School physical education teacher Olivia Juarez has recently given her classes a beat with cardio drumming.Exercise balls are set out and perched on large buckets so the students can use drumsticks to beat on them and use up some energy at the same time.Juarez just started using cardio drumming recently.“I told them I’m kind of winging it right now just because I’m barely getting my feet wet, but I want to be more prepared next year,” Juarez said.She added that she discovered cardio drumming from a couple of other coaches in the school district.“But I really didn’t know too much about it, so I went on YouTube and I just started watching videos,” Juarez said.She added that it looked like fun, so she decided to try it.“One of the biggest things my kids like about PE is the music, so since this uses music I figured this is the way to hook them,” Juarez said.During the song, she can tell whether they are engaged. If it doesn’t look like they are, she’ll switch the song.“I know their favorite songs because they request them all the time,” Juarez said. “… I have to kind of know their likes. We just go with the flow.”Juarez said it’s important for her students to enjoy exercising.“Not only do they reap the physical benefits, their emotional health and self-esteem will improve as well. I do believe that it will benefit them as they get older because it is not always easy for adults to stick to an exercise regimen. If my students grow up knowing that exercise can be fun, then they may be more liable to lead a healthy, active lifestyle doing activities that they enjoy,” Juarez said in an email.Elissa Romero-Yanez, 6, first grade, Jaime Santos, 7, first grade, Yaretzi Mary De La Rosa, 7, first grade, all enjoy the activity.“It’s fun because we do fun things,” Santos said.De La Rosa said she likes the singing and dancing and it makes her feel happy.Afterward, Romero-Yanez said it makes her feel sweaty.De La Rosa added that it makes her feel hot and tired, as well, and Santos said it makes him feel sweaty and happy.
The day after graduating from Brown University, Katherine Chon and a friend packed a U-Haul trailer and moved to Washington, D.C. It was the summer of 2002, and they were on a mission: to take on the modern slave trade.It seemed like a mission impossible. Human trafficking was the fastest-growing criminal enterprise in the world eight years ago. Today, only arms sales and drugs bring in more money worldwide. “It’s highly profitable — in the billions,” said Chon, who graduates today (May 27) from the Harvard Kennedy School with a midcareer master’s degree in public administration.Definitions are difficult, she said, though slavery generally means confining people for labor or the sex trade by means of force, fraud, or coercion. Fighting it means taking up the cause of 21st century abolition. “We’re talking about basic freedoms, what it means to be human,” said Chon.Commencement marks the end of a yearlong hiatus for the Brown graduate, who for close to a decade has been toiling in the trenches in a largely hidden universe of misery. Worldwide, she said, 27 million humans are in some sort of bondage, and that’s a conservative estimate.Chon is president and co-founder (with Derek Ellerman) of the Polaris Project, a nonprofit named after the North Star that once guided American slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. It’s one of the largest anti-slavery operations in the United States and Japan.“Our main objective is to create a world without slavery through social change,” said Chon, whose group has offices in Washington, D.C., Tokyo, and in Newark, N.J. “It’s important for us to begin by impacting individual lives.” That involves working with and training police officers, teachers, emergency room doctors, and community partners to identify, rescue, and help victims of slavery.On the national level, Polaris has helped to steer policy, pass three federal laws, and persuade 35 states to pass protective laws.“It’s such a dark issue,” said Chon. “I came here very burnt-out from the weight of it. But it was a very healing year.”Harvard’s sense of community helped, she said, and the academic work did too. Chon praised her courses on adaptive leadership, as well as a Harvard Business School course that opened her eyes to the for-profit world.Chon also praised Marshall Ganz’s public narrative class, “on how to build and engage and grow a movement,” she said. “That’s what we need right now. We’re at the very beginning of a social justice movement.”Most human trafficking occurs in developing countries, she said, but the United States is not exempt. About 17,500 foreign nationals are trafficked into the country every year. An estimated 100,000 American citizens are enslaved every year too, and that’s just in the sex trade.Modern-day American slavery is not confined to cities. A few weeks ago, a multistate federal raid of massage parlors included slavery operations in affluent suburban Massachusetts — in Newton, Watertown, and Wellesley.It was a similar raid, a few miles from where she lived in Providence, R.I., that inspired Chon — shocked her — into taking on what she calls the biggest human rights issue of the century. Six Korean women had been living like slaves in a massage parlor.“Their stories resonated,” said the Korea-born Chon. “I thought: That could have been me.”She grew up in quiet Salem, N.H., where such trafficking seemed as remote as the moon. But slavery was one of the issues that came up in her senior year at Brown, when her classmates — shaken by the 9/11 terrorist attacks — fell into fervent conversations about the state of the world. “I was aware of the needs of the community, but I barely read the newspaper, or understood what was going on in the world,” said Chon of the days before 9/11. “It had an awakening effect.”There were earlier awakenings too. In the spring of her senior year in high school, Chon was in an English class where listless students had lapsed into silence while discussing a social issue. Suddenly, her frustrated teacher shouted: “What is your outrage? There are so many things happening in the world, and if you’re not outraged about something, you’re not paying attention.”It was a question that haunted Chon, but feeling outrage was elusive, she said. “It wasn’t until I heard about human trafficking that I thought: This is it.”
The Wisconsin Badgers are WCHA women’s hockey champions for the first time since 2012, and with it comes some much needed momentum heading into the NCAA Tournament.After riding out a somewhat shaky regular season, Wisconsin (28-6-4, 19-6-3 WCHA) is en route to its first conference title in three years, dismantling Bemidji State 4-0 in the championship game after knocking off North Dakota in the semifinals.“We’re riding a high,” sophomore forward Sarah Nurse said. “If we continue that, don’t take anything for granted, and just keep bringing the energy every day during practice, all that, I think we can do very well.”The Badgers earned the No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament and are now focusing their efforts back in Madison on their newest challenge: the Boston University Terriers.The Terriers (25-8-3, 15-5-1 Hockey East) are fresh off of their fourth straight Hockey East title and will face Wisconsin in the opening round of the NCAA tournament this Saturday at 2 p.m. at LaBahn Arena.Having not faced BU all season, a unique task will be at hand for the Badgers.“We’ll be watching a lot of video,” Nurse said. “I think it’s really exciting to play a new team. We play the same teams all year, and I think that a new opponent will really bring us to a new level. It will be a good experience for us.”The Badgers are looking to begin their National Championship campaign similarly to last year. Last season, Wisconsin took on Harvard for the first time all season in the NCAA quarterfinals, winning 2-1.“It’s going to be huge,” sophomore forward Sydney McKibbon said. “We’re expecting a sellout so the fans will definitely be there. Our fans are great, and the band will be there too. It’s going to be a very exciting atmosphere, and we’re very happy to be hosting this game.”Defense will be critical for the Badgers, who haven’t had much experience facing teams with offensive capabilities comparable to their own, besides Minnesota.Boston University averages 3.9 goals and 32.7 shots per game, .4 more goals but exactly nine less shots than the Badgers per game, who average 3.5 goals and 41.7 shots.Wisconsin’s defense has sparked some anxiety in isolated moments, but is an extremely formidable unit and has surely proven so this season. The Badgers’ opponents this year average only 1.1 goals and 19.4 shots per game. Wisconsin is first in the WCHA in goals against average (1.08) and penalty kill percentage (96.5).“I think it starts with the kids understanding what the other team is trying to do,” Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson said. “With that hockey sense, that willingness to do some of the things as far as blocking shots, winning face offs … do some things right off the bat you can create some turnovers and get an icing.”Winning the championship has been the focus all season for captain Blayre Turnbull and her fellow seniors, who are looking to finish out their careers at Wisconsin on top. Turnbull, along with Britttany Ammerman, Katy Josephs and Karley Sylvester, have been making tremendous efforts to educate the younger players on how different and challenging the upcoming games will be.“We want to win,” Turnbull said. “Everyone in that locker room wants to win. I think that we’re doing everything we need to do to prepare ourselves to win that game, and that starts with working hard in the weight room, on the ice and buying into the team’s systems. I think everyone is prepared mentally and physically to get back there.”The winner of Saturday’s game between the Badgers and Terriers will advance to the Frozen Four in Minneapolis to take on the winner of top-seeded Minnesota and Rochester Institute of Technology.
Photo © – Tipp FM Shane Lowry’s group tees off just before 8.While Graeme McDowell is among the earlier starters – playing in a group with Lee Westwood and Ross Fisher – they begin at 2pm, Irish time.World number 1 Dustin Johnson plays alongside Jordan Spieth and Martin Kaymer.The defending champion is not in the best of form having missed the cut at the Memorial last time out.But Johnson has no worries about a lack of momentum. The second Major of the year, the US Open gets underway today at Erin Hills.Rory McIlroy plays alongside world number 3, Jason Day and Masters runner-up, Justin Rose.That trio heads out around ten-past-8, Irish time.
Baby Jet Promotions will be hosting an ‘Open Day’ for the media and the fans ahead of its upcoming bout on April 24.The Open Day which will be held in Bukom is to give the fans and the media the opportunity to interact with all the boxers on the bill for the fight.The decision to host the session in Bukom and its environs is calculated to stimulate support for the fight night amongst the core supporters of boxing in Ghana – Bukom.The media will also have the opportunity to have unlimited interviewing access with all the fighters.Baby Jet Promotions will be hosting its latest boing bout on April 24 in Accra with Emmanuel Tagoe taking on Joebert Delos Reyes as the main event.The Open Day forms part of activities lined up by the boxing syndicate in the build up to the fight which is barely a fortnight away.