Community News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Make a comment More Cool Stuff Government La Casita Del Arroyo Kickoff Event Published on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | 11:31 am The public is invited to attend a kickoff event at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, February 22, 2014 to officially commence the renovation of the historic La Casita del Arroyo. Join Vice-Mayor Jacque Robinson, Councilmember Steve Madison and La Casita Foundation representatives for the program followed by light refreshments.La Casita del Arroyo will undergo an historic rehabilitation beginning February 2014. In 2012, the La Casita Foundation asked the City of Pasadena to participate in a public/private partnership to renovate this historic City-owned building at 177 South Arroyo Boulevard. Designed in 1932 by noted architect Myron Hunt, La Casita serves as a community meeting house for public and private functions.The $517,700 construction project will be managed by the Pasadena Department of Public Works. The project includes upgrades to the restrooms, kitchen, great room and entry area; Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements; plumbing and electrical systems upgrades and restoration of the historic bicycle velodrome wood paneling. Exterior work includes parking lot improvements, roof replacement and new heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.Funding comes from the La Casita Foundation, Pasadena Capital Improvement Project Fund and Residential Impact Fees. Project construction will be completed by B-One Construction Company, a local general contractor. Onyx Architects, a local Pasadena architectural firm designed the project, which maintains the buildingâ€™s historic integrity.For questions or additional information regarding the kickoff event, please contact, Yesenia Alvarado at (626) 744-7033 or [email protected] information on La Casita Del Arroyo Foundation, visit www.lacasitadelarroyo.org. For more information on the Department of Public Works, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/publicworks.For more information about the City of Pasadena, visit www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on [email protected], online at www.twitter.com/PasadenaGov or call the Citizen Service Center, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes
Some people would be surprised by comparisons between the work of Charles Dickens and the time-bending, smoke monster-raging, castaway-warring, megahit TV series “Lost.” But Carlton Cuse ’81 doesn’t think it’s a stretch at all.For the show’s co-executive producer, the two share a fundamental ability to engage their audience with a key ingredient: a compelling story. In Dickens’ case it was through his weekly newspaper serials; Cuse used his weekly multimillion-dollar production.“With serialized storytelling you achieve a richness and depth,” said Cuse, adding “Storytelling, in whatever artistic form, is really the most powerful way we have of communicating our experiences with each other.”Cuse offered his perspective at a talk sponsored by Harvard’s Office for the Arts’ (OFA) Learning from Performers program on Friday (April 15) at the New College Theatre.His first foray into film came via the 1980 movie “Airplane!” When Hollywood executives arrived at Harvard to solicit feedback for the film, Cuse helped arrange a screening at the Science Center. The experience piqued his interest and on the advice from one of the Paramount executives who suggested he try to make a film as a way to get started, Cuse created a documentary about Harvard’s crew team with help from an OFA grant. The network TBS picked up the film and Cuse was on his way.But the love of writing and reading was always key for Cuse, who also served as one of the head writers of “Lost” through its six seasons. Works like “The Chronicles of Narnia,” and books by John Steinbeck, J. D. Salinger, and Kurt Vonnegut, were his constant companions growing up.“Writers,” he said, “became my heroes.”Hunter S. Thompson became one of Cuse’s early heroes after he read Thompson’s seminal “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” Later, when the two were collaborating on the TV show “Nash Bridges,” the famous author inadvertently taught Cuse an important lesson.Cuse recalled sitting in the back seat of a Jeep Cherokee while an inebriated Thompson sped toward a bridge and certain disaster only to swerve to safety at the last minute. Seeing Cuse’s pale face Thompson said, “Bubba, you’ve got to learn to shed your fear.”“He was absolutely right,” said Cuse, “because to succeed as an artist or in any creative endeavor you must shed your fear … if you are not prepared to fail you will not create anything of lasting artistic value.”The mantra applied to his experience with “Lost,” said Cuse, who got out of a deal with another studio and took a cut in pay to follow his passion and help develop the show’s pilot.“I just couldn’t get it out of my head.”He called the leap of faith required to work on a show everyone else was convinced would flop “liberating.”Cuse said he and his collaborator, Damon Lindelof, started breaking TV rules, introducing a complex narrative and large and ethnically diverse cast that included characters with dark pasts. They also purposely left story lines ambiguous to allow the audience to discuss the meaning of the plot with each other.“Every time we were supposed to go right, we asked ourselves, ‘Well what happens if we go left instead?’”Offering a list of writing tips, Cuse urged the crowd to foster collaborations, write a little every day in order to “find a path into your subconscious,” write with conviction, and to reveal the deepest nature of a story’s characters.It was ultimately a strong focus on character, he said, that made “Lost” so appealing to such a broad audience.Above all, Cuse encouraged the audience to simply be creative.“In whatever it is you do, do take the risk to express yourselves. Allow the beauty and singularity that defines you to be revealed to the world.”
New Delhi: Manasi Joshi, who was among the three Indian players who won gold at the recently concluded World Para-Badminton Championship, said she earned the medal as she worked really hard for it.The 30-year-old clinched the top honours in the women’s singles SL3 final defeating World No. 1 and compatriot Parul Parmar 21-12, 21-7 to pick her maiden title in Basel, Switzerland on August 25, the very day on which ace shuttler P.V. Sindhu won the gold at the World Championships.”I earned it. Worked every bit for it,” she tweeted on Tuesday.Meanwhile, Twitter was all praise for the 30-year-old, who had lost her left leg in 2011.”In the high of PV Sindhu getting gold in the World Championship, we forgot to win Manasi Joshi, who gold in World Para-Badminton Championship. Here it is wishing her,” Kiran Bedi, Governor of Puducherry tweeted.”Every daughter of India is special. You have increased honour of the country on the world stage. Many congratulations to you for winning gold at the Para-Badminton World Championship,” tweeted former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.”Everyone should learn from you how to overcome the difficulties and achieve success. Hats off to your courage. The country is proud of you!” he added.Manasi was among the 12 Indian athletes who won medals at the competition.Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated the 12 para-badminton players who brought laurels to the country. “130 crore Indians are extremely proud of the Indian Para-Badminton contingent, which has brought home 12 medals at BWF World Championship 2019.”Congratulations to the entire team, whose success is extremely gladdening and motivating. Each of these players is remarkable!”An engineer by qualification, Manasi completed her graduation in Electronics Engineering from K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering, University of Mumbai in 2010. In 2011, she met with a road accident and lost her left leg. However, that did not stop her from playing badminton and she went on to win many medals for India.In September 2015, she won silver in mixed doubles at the Para-Badminton World Championship held in Stoke Mandeville, England. In October 2018, Manasi won a bronze medal at the Asian Para Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia. (IANS)Also Read: First P.V Sindhu and now Manasi Joshi clinched Gold at World Para-Badminton ChampionshipAlso Watch: Watch Video | Fan of Zubeen Garg washes his feet during a promotion show in Assam
In this Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 photo, former NFL player Bob “The Beast” Sapp speaks during an interview in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO (AP) — Former NFL player Bob “The Beast” Sapp isn’t exactly a household name back home in the United States. But he’s big in Japan. Very big. And soon he hopes to be living large — for a week, anyway — in North Korea.Shades of Dennis Rodman, anyone?Sapp, a 6-foot-5, 350-pound tank of a man who played briefly as a lineman with the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings before becoming one of Japan’s best-known mixed martial arts personalities, will be topping the bill at a martial arts extravaganza in Pyongyang later this month.The two-day event is being staged by a Japanese pro-wrestler-turned-politician in an oddball attempt at sports diplomacy just as relations between North Korea and Japan are beginning to thaw.“This is the No. 1 unusual and a little bit crazy thing (I’ve ever done),” Sapp said of his upcoming trip. “I’ve done everything from the NFL, pro wrestling, movies, I made the cover of Time magazine, done all types of commercials and now I’m going to North Korea. You name it, I’ve done it.”About 20 wrestlers and martial artists from around the world are expected to attend. Organizers say the event — dubbed, rather blandly, the International Pro-Wrestling Festival in Pyongyang — will be broadcast over the Internet, aired on Japanese network television and shown on North Korean state-run TV.The exhibition will be the biggest sports show with a marquee American since Rodman and a team of other ex-NBA players took to a Pyongyang basketball court in January. Rodman called that event “historic,” but was panned by members of the U.S. Congress, the NBA and human rights groups who said he had become a public relations tool for North Korea’s government.As soon as he got back to the United States, Rodman apologized publicly for his conduct and entered rehab.Sapp, who divides his time between Japan and his adopted hometown of Seattle, told The Associated Press he was familiar with the Rodman debacle but says he will steer as far away from controversy and politics as he can. It’s not clear if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — whom Rodman serenaded with the birthday song — will attend the event.“I have no idea what any of that stuff is, and for me, it’s quite simple,” Sapp said in an interview. “I am there to bring entertainment.”He will also be bringing cookies, which he plans to hand out to children — in contrast, he notes, to Rodman, who showed up in Pyongyang with crates full of his personal brand of vodka.There is a strong political undertone to the event, however.It’s all the brainchild of Kanji “Antonio” Inoki, a savvy showman and charismatically eccentric Japanese politician who is one of the only members of Japan’s parliament who supports — and actively participates in — exchanges of any kind with North Korea. Inoki, who has visited North Korea nearly 30 times, was suspended by parliament for a month after making an unauthorized trip to the North last year.The square-jawed, 6-foot-3 Inoki, serving his third term in Japan’s parliament, is probably best remembered elsewhere for fighting Muhammad Ali in Tokyo in 1976. But in 1995, he fought American Ric Flair in the “Collision in Korea,” a two-day event held in Pyongyang’s huge May Day Stadium that drew a reported 380,000 spectators. It was the biggest pay-per-view event in pro wrestling history. Ali was among the guest attendees.Inoki said he had originally hoped to get the same stadium for the upcoming show, but it is under renovation. The venue will instead be a 15,000-seat indoor arena.Inoki’s connection to North Korea dates to his mentor, a pro wrestler named Rikidozan who was possibly the best-known sports figure in postwar Japan. Rikidozan was Korean, and his name and exploits in the ring are still known in North Korea.Though he has made quite a stir in the Japanese media, the general response to his plans has been subdued.Tokyo has cut off virtually all official ties with Pyongyang since 2006 over its nuclear weapons program and other issues. However, it recently announced it was lifting some unilateral sanctions after the North agreed to revive a probe into the fates of at least a dozen Japanese who were abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 80s.Tokyo will continue to enforce U.N. sanctions over North Korea’s nuclear program, but the breakthrough on the abductions issue is expected to allow more contact between the countries. Inoki is so far the first to step in.“We shouldn’t cut off contacts no matter what the situation,” he told the AP. “The atmosphere in Japan is changing. I think the government is taking notice of the changes in the mood and acting accordingly.”___Talmadge is the AP’s Pyongyang bureau chief. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/EricTalmadge.
25 October 2012 MPs have welcomed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s measures to clamp down on South Africa’s public debt, following his tabling of the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement in the National Assembly in Cape Town on Thursday. African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) MP Steve Swart said Gordhan had “sent a very strong message to investors and credit rating agencies, that we are following a prudent fiscal path and that we are busy with debt consolidation to reduce our government debt in the long term”. Swart added that Gordhan had also sent out a strong message on tackling corruption and wasteful expenditure, while managing to stick closely to his Budget forecasts in February. He described a cover article on South Africa in The Economist last week as “alarmist”, and had failed to take into account President Jacob Zuma’s discussion with business and labour earlier this month, or the fact that South Africa was on course from a fiscal perspective of debt consolidation. “Yes, there are aspects of our domestic economy that are of a concern, such as the illegal strikes … but I believe in the long run we are going to see a very conservative fiscal policy with a slightly looser monetary policy, which will stand us in good stead,” Swart said. Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Tim Harris welcomed the spending freeze, which he said would consolidate fiscal consolidation, which is something investors would be pleased to hear. But he said that South Africa’s deficit was expected to rise to 4.8% this year, which he said was double that of other emerging markets, while the country’s debt ratio of 41% of gross domestic product (GDP) was significantly above other emerging markets, which averaged about 35% of GDP. Harris added that the government needed to put more emphasis on insuring that reforms and plans that it had come up with – such as the youth wage subsidy – were put into action. Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) MP Mario Ambrosini said the middle class would suffer the most with sluggish growth, through higher electricity costs and taxes and higher food prices. He said South Africa would only get out of its present rut if it addressed ways to increase productivity and developed a sustainable economic growth model that did not depend on subsidies. Source: SANews.gov.za
CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—Thailand brought down host Philippines, 25-21, 25-14, 25-20, to advance to the semifinal stage of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship Tuesday at Alonte Sports Arena here.The Thais set up a semifinals matchup against 10th-ranked Korea in the penultimate stage while the Philippines will duke it out against Chinese-Taipei in the bottom four of the classification stage.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago LATEST STORIES Read Next Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events PLAY LIST 01:50Palace defends Duterte’s absences from Asean events00:50Trending Articles01:09Palace: Duterte to attend Asean Summit in Bangkok but with ‘spacing’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension The Philippines labored to score against the Thais’ superb defense, converting on just 28 of its total 114 spike attempts.Thailand, on the other hand, scored on 46 of its 109 spike attempts.READ: Macandili on facing powerhouse teams in AVC: ‘This is anybody’s game’Chatchu-on Moksri and Ajcharaporn Kongyot had 17 points apiece to lead Thailand while Wilavan Apinyapong added 13.Jovelyn Gonzaga spearheaded the 79th-ranked Philippines with 11 points while Alyssa Valdez and Jaja Santiago, who scored tournament-highs in their previous game against Vietnamn, were limited to a combined 16 points.ADVERTISEMENT TNT taps Glen Rice Jr. as new import Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Despite the loss, Philippine head coach Francis Vicente was pleased with the fight his team showed against the Asian powerhouse.READ: Philippines stuns Vietnam in AVC FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This is a game, you win some you lose some. But it’s how you fight that’s important,” said Vicente in Filipino. “I saw that the heart was still there and the determination to not give up was there also.”“It’s just unfortunate that we lost today.”
China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong His success is a product of hard work—a lot of it.“I break down his game by watching tapes of all of his games,” Ross, in a very gentlemanly manner, said after a 111-102 Game 5 triumph that put the Beermen within a win of the championship on Friday night. “I’m a student of the game and I study everything.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsCastro, to say the very least, has struggled big time in the best-of-seven series, committing 10 turnovers in Game 3 and held to human-like numbers on offense, all because of Ross’ efforts.“I’ve come to understand his (Castro’s) strengths and weaknesses and I break down all of that before going to the games [against him],” Ross said. “I try to find out what he loves doing in situations.” LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Chris Ross. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netChris Ross prides himself in being a really serious student of basketball. And considering how he has shut down Asia’s best point guard in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals between his San Miguel Beermen and the TNT KaTropa Texters, it wasn’t hard to figure out what—or who—his favorite subject is.A recent winner of his first Best Player of the Conference award, Ross has been particularly proud of accomplishing something practically no one in the league can speak of, and that is containing Jason Castro when it matters.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ross knows that the Texters and Castro, known as “The Blur” for his quickness, will be bouncing back and that the Beermen’s job is not done until they nail that fourth win.So when asked if he could break down Castro’s game for the Inquirer, he came up with a wide smile and in his same gentle voice, said: “I’ll tell you when we both retire.”Otherwise, the secret to stopping Castro is all in Ross’ head and all the other defenders who would want to have even the same measure of success against the TNT superstar would have to put in the work themselves.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games What ‘missteps’? Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Alcantara is all in
Mexico Mexico national team predictions for 2018 Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author Last updated 1 year ago 07:35 1/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Mexico World Cup There’s no crystal ball, but Goal makes a few bold statements – or at least educated guesses – about what El Tri will experience in the new year
Australia’s budding junior Touch superstars will converge on the Gold Coast for what promises to be an action packed week of high quality competition. The School Sport Australia Combined Touch Tournament will be held at the Gold Coast Touch Centre, Owen Park, Southport from the 26th – 30th October 2004. The tournament features State Boy’s and Girl’s teams from all around Australia, competing in the Under 12 Primary and the Under 15 Secondary age divisions. All States and Territories will be represented in the boys and girls Under 15 Secondary age divisions and only Victoria and Western Australia will be absent in the Under 12 Primary division. NSW will be out to defend their 2003 titles from both boys divisions, while Queensland will be out to win back to back titles in both the Girls divisions. 2004 marks the third year of the combined Primary and Secondary National tournament and Queensland will be looking to mark the tenth anniversary of the Primary School Girl division by securing their tenth successive title. Nine titles in a row is already incredible, but to extend that winning streak to double figures is even more amazing! Gold Coast Mayor and former Olympian Ron Clark, will be among the VIP’s attending the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday 26th October at 9.00am at Owen Park. Games will continue from Tuesday through to the Finals on Saturday 30th October. Fourteen junior referees from Queensland, New South Wales, and South Australia will be officiating at this event as part of the School Sport Australia initiative to provide opportunities for school students to access pathways into officiating. ATA will be in contact with tournament officials and will upload stories and results from the Schools Championships as they become available. Don’t forget to get out and support the future of our sport!
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – NOVEMBER 19: A general view during the first half of a game between the Cincinnati Bearcats and Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Rutgers Stadium on November 19, 2011 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)Gibsonton (Fla.) East Bay defensive end Marques Ford was committed to Tennessee for six months until losing his scholarship on Jan. 21 due to a numbers crunch in the Vols’ class. Ford rebounded by committing to Rutgers two days later, and indicated after his official visit to RU this weekend that he planned to sign with the Scarlet Knights.Because Tennessee lost a commitment from four-star running back Kendall Bussey this afternoon, some Vols’ fans on Twitter broached the idea of trying to bring Ford back into the fold, but the four-star recruit dismissed any notion of that tonight.All this talk about me going back to Tennessee and im just like .. #CHOPNation pic.twitter.com/TW7S9VZabP— 5⃣6⃣ (@Marques_Ford) February 3, 2015Even with Bussey de-committing, it’s doubtful Tennessee would have tried to move back in on Ford. If they did, he indicated he wouldn’t be interested. Somehow, I think this one works out well for all parties: UT still has a highly-rated class under Butch Jones, Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood lands a talented four-star and Ford ends up in a place where he is clearly wanted.