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Dr Sahota honored with Golden SCE call to conserve as high temperatures are forecast Orange Award India Post News Service

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n July 12, Dr H. Sahota MD, FACC, FSCAI was awarded the Golden Orange Award by World Affairs Council of Orange County. The event was held in Hilton Hotel, Costa Mesa, California. World Affairs Council is a non profit, non partisan organization across United States working to engage Americans in international affairs and foreign policy matters. With its outreach programs for high school students and teachers, it brings awareness of historic events to them. The Council has its headquarters in Washington DC with branches all over the country. It arranges speakers from all walks of life including heads of states and ambassadors. All kinds of topics are discussed including

political, economic and social. Along with Dr Sahota there were two other recipients: Mr Fred Ameri and Mr Bruce Hallenbeck. Awards were given for their contribution to both the Orange County community and to the World Affairs Council and their continued dedicated lead-

lowed by presentation by guest speaker of the evening, Phillip Taubman. The topic was "The Partnership: How the leaders of the Cold War Generation are Coming Together to End Nuclear Weapons" Dr Sahota is an inventor of Perfusion Angioplasty Balloon. He

The Council has its headquarters in Washington DC with branches all over the country. It arranges speakers from all walks of life including heads of states and ambassadors ership on council board of trustees. The Awards were presented by Dr Jo Ellen Chatham, past chairwoman of council and herself recipient of Golden Orange award. This ceremony was fol-

has introduced angioplasty in India, Moscow, Mexico and Ukraine. Recently he was awarded and honored by American Heart Association for his works and contribution to cardiology.

Lions Club installs new team DILIP BUTANI

ORANGE, CA: District ViceGovernor Lion Kenny Shu installed the new executive team of The Lions Club of Little India for the Lionistic year 2012-13; at The Tandoor Restaurant, Orange, CA, on August 1, 2012, before a large gathering. Shu installed Lal Thakrar as the President, Dilip Butani as the Chairman, Amrit Bhandari as Immediate Past President and K V Kumar as Vice Chairman. Others installed were Ramesh Bhatt as Secretary, Ajay Khetani as Treasurer, Ramesh Ramnanai, Vijay Patil, Manu Patel, Gary Singh & Nauzad Sadry as Vice-Presidents, Sameer Gajjar as Deputy Secretary, Kantilal Shah as Deputy Treasurer, Ravji Patel as Lion

Tamer, Subhash Tolia as Tail Twister, Dr Kailash Dhamija as Membership Chairman and Kris Kakkar as Deputy Membership Chairman. The Directors installed include; Rashmi Shah, Balbir Singh, Prakash Pancholi, Dr Ramesh Kothari, Dr Vinod Sahani, Dr Jhanak Chopra, Siddharth Pathak, Dinesh Gala, Ram Tasildar, Bhavna Chawla, Ashok Madan, Chandru Shroff and Subbu Shanmugham. The meeting started with a welcome address and flag salutation by Amrit Bhandari followed by introduction of guests by Dilip Butani. Next, sponsor Ajit Dudhekar gave a wonderful presentation on home financing followed by Club activities report by

Ajay Khetani. Vice Governor Shu installed the new team and praised Club members for the various activities conducted regularly. Incoming President Thakrar in his acceptance speech mentioned about the forthcoming projects. Zone Chair Lion Larry Wehage congratulated the new team followed by vote of thanks by Ramesh Bhatt. Vice-Governor honored Lion Dilip Butani with a special Governor pin for completing 30 years in Lionism. Versatile singers Nauzad Sadry, Bhavna Chawla and Ram Tasildar entertained everyone with non-stop popular Bollywood numbers. This was followed by a sumptuous dinner.

ROSEMEAD, CA: With high temperatures forecast in many parts of Southern California, Southern California Edison (SCE) is urging customers to conserve power. SCE anticipates having sufficient resources to meet forecast electricity demand. But with energy use rising during extreme heat conditions, conservation can provide an added reserve should an unexpected power emergency occur, such as mechanical problems affecting a major power plant or wildfires shutting down a major transmission system. Conservation also helps minimize the impact on the distribution system when customers use energy around-the-clock. Conservation helps customers keep their bills lower during high temperatures - bills can increase up to 30 percent for residential customers who use air conditioning. Conservation also helps reduce stress on the overall electrical system. SCE recommends that customers: • Set thermostats no lower than 78 degrees. • Use electric fans instead of air conditioning when practical. • Turn off unused appliances and equipment. • Shut off lights when leaving a room. • Close drapes and blinds to keep out direct sunlight during hot periods. • Avoid using evaporative coolers or humidifiers at the same time an air conditioner is running. • Operate swimming pool equipment and energy-intensive appliances, such as dishwashers, washing machines and dryers, during early morning and evening hours. • Limit the opening and reopening of refrigerators, which are major users of electricity in most homes. • When possible, businesses should shift power-intensive work

processes to morning or evening hours. • Turn off lights in unused areas. SCE recommends customers try to stay as cool as possible during the heat. • Keep outdoor activities to a minimum, and drink a lot of water during the hottest parts of the day. • During a power outage, turn off and unplug any unnecessary electrical equipment, including sensitive electronics. • Open the refrigerator and freezer only when necessary to keep the food cold. • Low-income and medically sensitive customers can take advantage of "Cool Centers," which

Conservation helps customers keep their bills lower during high temperatures bills can increase up to 30 percent for residential customers who use air conditioning are operated by local governments and community-based organizations. • SCE recommends customers follow these safety tips if a power outage occurs: • Use flashlights for lighting during a power outage; do not use candles because they pose a significant fire hazard. • Never attempt to move or go near a downed power line. Call 911 to report the situation. • Watch for traffic signals that may be out. Approach those intersections as four-way stops. • If someone in your home is dependent on electric-powered, life sustaining medical equipment, have an emergency plan that includes a back-up power source, or make arrangements to relocate.

9th District a 'toss up,' say experts India Post News Service

LODI, CA: Leading political website RealClearPolitics now rates California's 9th Congressional District a "toss up," the label reserved for the most competitive races nationwide. Small business owner and family farmer Ricky Gill (R-Lodi) is challenging three-term incumbent

Congressman Jerry McNerney (DPleasanton) in the 9th District. McNerney is one of only seven Democratic incumbents nationwide whose seat has been categorized as a "toss up" by RealClearPolitics. The "toss up" rating tracks closely with a recent poll concluding that the 9th District race is a "statistical dead heat."


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