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first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Photos from previous year’s event.Free haircuts, backpacks, manicures and clothes were provided for more than 1,000 children Tuesday at the Santa Anita Park Racetrack as part of Foothill Unity Center’s 18th Annual Back to School event.More than 600 volunteers partnered with business owners and community members who helped the kids through the event activities, including looking through aisles of free clothes to get the right size and lining up for free haircuts and manicures.Free medical screenings were provided as well as a free lunch and snacks provided by local Monrovian Family Restaurant staff and Panda Restaurant Group.Students from USC, Citrus College, Western University, Northwest University and the Tzu Chi Foundation helped provide the free haircuts and screenings. A number of other colleges and universities also sent representatives to provide information about financial aid and scholarships.Foothill Unity Center conducts the activity annually to relieve children and their families of some of the stress that normally comes with the first day of school, especially for low-income families. The event aims to help youngsters feel confident the first day of school because they arrive armed with what they need to fit in and succeed. Foothill Unity believes that giving these children what they need can have a huge impact in their self-confidence as well as their willingness to learn.Founded in 1980, Foothill Unity Center is the primary provider of food, case management/crisis help, and access to health care resources across 11 San Gabriel Valley cities. The center is the federally designated Community Action Agency for the Foothill Area, and operates at two locations, in Monrovia and Pasadena, serving clients in Pasadena, Altadena, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Monrovia, Bradbury, Duarte, Azusa, Baldwin Park and Irwindale.Seventy-nine percent of the center’s clients are at or below the National Poverty Level.For more about Foothill Unity, see: http://foothillunitycenter.org/ Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News More Cool Stuff Childrens events Foothill Unity Stages Back to School Event to Arm Children with Confidence From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | 11:19 am Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement 6sqceNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs52ksukWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3o3su( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) a1xiWould you ever consider trying this?😱cxnvjCan your students do this? 🌚9jtqgRoller skating! Powered by Firework The ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle has ended all speculations about his retirement. Upon his dismissal after an explosive knock of 72 in just 41 balls in the final ODI, Gayle received a standing ovation from the Trinidad crowd. Even the Indian players came forward to congratulate him, which led to rumors that the Jamaican batsman might just have played his last match for West Indies. But in a video posted by Windies Cricket, he can be seen saying “I didn’t announce any retirement. Yeah, I am still with West Indies cricket until any further notice”.Advertisement Chris Gayle made his ODI debut in 1999 against India in Toronto and the 39-year-old is West Indies’ all-time run-scorer in ODIs with 10480 runs from 301 matches. In his 20-year career in one-day cricket he has registered 25 hundreds and 54 fifties. And on Wednesday in the final game of the ODI series, Gayle walked out to bat with a special jersey marking his 301st ODI appearance. The ‘Gaylestorm’ started right away with 8 boundaries and 5 maximums before being dismissed by Khaleel Ahmed. Him and Virat Kohli were seen doing their famous high-five celebration while he was returning back to the pavilion.Advertisement Earlier, West Indies had won the toss and decided to bat. Together with his opening partner Evin Lewis, Gayle put up a 115-run stand in just 10 overs. However, Jason Holder and his men couldn’t take advantage of his stint as the Men in Blue won by six wickets.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgRUMSON – The annual Albert E. Martin Jr. Hoops For Horizons Basketball Tournament concluded another successful event Saturday at Rumson Country Day School.The tournament’s purpose is to raise money for the Horizons Student Enrichment Program at RCDS, which supports educational opportunities for local children living in lower income circumstances.“We wanted it for kids from kindergarten to eighth grade and put them in a six-week summer program,” said Hilary DiPiero. a member of the Board of Advisors. “The children also learn to swim so we are partnered with the Red Bank YMCA. We have children from all over the county.”The tournament, a 3-on-3 affair, named in memory of Albert Martin, Jr, a Red Bank Regional basketball player who died during a scrimmage two years ago.— By Jim Hintelmannlast_img read more

first_imgThe Thunder meet TSS Academy U18 and Vancouver Island Wave Saturday before concluding the weekend Sunday against TSS Academy U17.The team just returned late last month from the Whitecaps Showcase Tournament in Surrey.Some of the players from the Surrey tourney were injured, reducing the numbers the Thunder has to draw from this weekend.Staff at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to boast the girl’s confiedence with Team of the Week honours.The club that played in Surrey includes, back row, L-R, Soccer Quest coach Dave Spendlove, Erica Augsten, Tasha Haegedorn, Olivia Alexis, Hailey McLean, Laurel Sheriff, Taylor Stewart, Kelsey, Sarah Fuhr, Maddy Kamloops and Soccer Quest coach Jamie Spendlove.Front, Brynn Forsey, Brittany Wheeler, Andrea Stinson, Paige Mansveld, Ellie Haegedorn, Morag Paterson and Courtney Daley. The Soccer Quest Kootenay Thunder is at it again, heading to Burnaby to play in another Showcase Girl’s Tournament.The squad of players from throughout the West Kootenay region opens the tournament Friday at 11:30 a.m. against Mountain HPL at the Burnaby Lakes Soccer Complex.last_img read more

first_imgKwakwani floodAs the Regional Disaster Risk Management strategy in Kwakwani remains in effect, acting Civil Defence Commission (CDC) Director General, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig related that relief materials, including food and medical supplies, are expected to reach the affected area today. He, however, noted that the water has begun to recede.The assessment team that visited the area late last week with acting CDC Director General, Lieutenant Colonel Kester CraigGuyana Times learnt that the CDC has dispatched millions of dollars in food relief and cleaning agents to the area. “We should be collecting all the food stuff tomorrow [Monday] and start to transport to Kwakwani to the affected households,” the acting Head stressed.He had earlier explained that a multiagency approach involving the Public Health Ministry, Hydrometeorological Service, and CDC volunteers was crafted to ascertain the overall needs of the affected residents, who, in some cases, were under six to seven feet of water. Similarly to Lethem and its surrounding areas, food security in Kwakwani is also being threatened since farms are inundated.The major assessment was carried out to see the impact of last week’s flooding, particularly in Lamp Island and the Waterfront area of Kwakwani. Speaking on the preliminary reports coming out of that assessment, Craig told this publication that residents had already adjusted their building patterns in preparation for periodic flooding.He noted that some even constructed secondary houses which were above the height of the primary houses which are submerged.“It is something that happens every year and people have built their homes to adapt to the situation. The houses are built on stilts and persons have chosen to remain in their homes. Those who have been affected have moved to relatives already,” he told this newspaper.He cautioned that this did not take away from the fact that the affected residents would have needs that must be catered for such as health and food.“We need to continually monitor the water level, persons need to continue to ensure the water they drink is safe and the assessment will come from the region to decide where resources will be focused on and how much will be required,” he pointed out recently.About 300 households have been affected by the present flood. Those affected are from the Kwakwani Waterfront, Lamp Island, Aroraima and Ginger Island areas.Residents in recent days complained of household appliances and belongings being damaged due to the flooding, which they said were caused by the inclement weather pattern coupled with overtopping of the Berbice River.Regional Chairman Renis Morian has said there was need to understand the backdrop against which the flooding was taking place, as he pointed out that due to increased rainfall, the water level in the river was high. He said those affected were mainly from low-lying areas. He warned that should persons continue to live in such areas, they would experience flooding. Residents are utilising boats as the primary mode of transportation, since most of the roads are inundated. However, Craig said Sunday that some of the roads leading into the area can be used. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

first_imgJohannesburg, 30 August 2013 – Brand South Africa is pleased to announce that McCann Worldgroup has been appointed as its through-the-line advertising agency following a rigorous selection process during which proposals were considered from five short-listed companies.The selection process conformed to Brand South Africa’s tender processes, which was facilitated by Yardstick.Agencies were asked to submit proposals in April 2013 and were assessed on their familiarity with nation brand development and the role of reputation management in enhancing competitive identity. They were further assessed on their ability to deliver on Brand South Africa’s strategic priorities. Their compliance with BEE legislation, corporate governance and overall reputation were also factored into the selection process.McCann Worldgroup will be responsible for conceptualising and developing brand strategies and campaigns that will enhance the nation’s reputation. Additionally, the agency will be responsible for media planning and buying. All campaigns will be aimed at positioning South Africa among the top 20 global nations.“We congratulate McCann on their successful pitch and we look forward to a rewarding relationship with them as we build our nation brand both domestically and internationally,” said Brand South Africa CEO, Miller Matola.Speaking about the appointment of McCann by Brand South Africa, Managing director, Karabo Denalane said, “McCann could not be more delighted with this appointment. On the dawn of 20 years of democracy, we have been given an opportunity to increase awareness of our nation brand in key international markets, to shape the reputation of our country, and to build pride and patriotism within each and every South African. What an honour and a privilege!”McCann Worldgroup will take over from the current agency, Publicis, effective 1 September 2013.Brand South Africa appoints Wendy Tlou as Director: Strategic Marketing and CommunicationBrand South Africa appoints Wendy Tlou has been appointed Director: Strategic Marketing and CommunicationBrand South Africa is also delighted to announce the appointment of its new Director: Strategic Marketing and Communication, Ms Wendy Tlou, effective 1 October 2013.Ms Tlou has a wealth of experience in communications and marketing, gained over 20 years in the industry. She has most recently worked at the Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality as Head of Communications and Brand Management. She has also, in the last few years, provided strategic communication support to the South African Reserve Bank, managed South African Tourism’s Global Communications, and was the Managing Director for The Communications Firm.Ms Tlou holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Science, a Certificate in Public Relations and has completed a Programme in Management Development from GIBS.“I am extremely excited to be part of the team at Brand SA and to drive the strategic reputation management and brand building of South Africa to ensure that we remain a competitive destination for inward investment and tourism receipts, among others,” said Tlou.Brand South Africa’s mandate and strategic objectives• Brand South Africa’s international mandate is to build the country’s reputation in order to improve its global competitiveness, reflecting a great focus on driving international investment and trade. Our reputation as a country is important as it impacts on investment – jobs, economic growth, our national sense of pride and social cohesion.• Reputation is a key driver of our international mandate. Domestically, Brand South Africa’s mandate is to build pride and patriotism amongst South Africans and contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship, giving our country a consolidated and clear brand image. This involves the creation of a unified message and promise that becomes identifiable with South Africa, thereby building credibility, conviction and committed patronage.• Brand South Africa is also the central hub of national reputation and competitiveness intelligence. This intelligence is vital for articulating, aligning and mobilising key messages about the nation for the use and benefit of all stakeholders and strategic partners.About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.About McCann Worldgroup South AfricaMcCann Worldgroup delivers marketing solutions that transform brands and grow businesses. The company is comprised of a collaborative roster of best-in-class agencies that emphasise creativity, innovation, and performance, including McCann Johannesburg.Requests for further information and interviews can be directed to:Nadia Samie-JacobsPublic Relations DomesticTel: +27 11 712 5007 Mobile: +27 (0)72 777 9399Email: [email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comEndslast_img read more

first_imgThe Lok Sabha on Friday approved the extension of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir for another six months, beginning July 3.Home Minister Amit Shah assured the House that “democratic, free and fair Assembly elections will be held in the State by the year-end”.Article 370 of the Constitution, which extends special status to Jammu and Kashmir, is “temporary in nature’’ and “not permanent,” he told the House.“The Assembly in Jammu and Kashmir is not yet in existence, so I have brought a Bill to extend President’s rule for six months. The Election Commission has also held talks with the Central government and all political parties, and decided that it would be possible to hold elections at the end of this year,” Mr. Shah said.Quota BillThe Lok Sabha also cleared the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019, to replace an ordinance issued by the previous government.With this, people living along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir will get the benefit of reservation in direct recruitment, promotion and admission to professional courses on a par with those living along the Actual Line of Control (ALoC).Hitting out at the Congress and the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Mr. Shah said it was because of them that a third of Jammu and Kashmir was not with India. “Who is responsible?” he asked, drawing a sharp reaction from the Congress members. The House witnessed disruptions over Mr. Shah naming Nehru.‘A mistake’Calling Kashmir a mistake made by the Congress and Nehru, he held them responsible for dividing the country on the basis of religion.Mr. Shah asserted that his government had a “zero tolerance” policy towards terrorism. “We have spent ₹2,307 crore to upgrade the security apparatus in the State,” he said.Continuing his attack on the Opposition party, he said Article 356 (President’s Rule) had so far been imposed 132 times, of which the Congress had used it 93 times to dismiss State governments.He said his government withdrew the security of 919 people in the State as they faced no threat. During the tenure of President’s rule in J&K, terrorism had been tackled strongly and the State saw development on a number of fronts, including the conduct of panchayat elections“Unwarranted”Mr. Shah’s proposal to extend President’s rule in the State drew sharp remarks from the Opposition benches, including Manish Tewari from the Congress and N.K. Premachandran of the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP).Both parliamentarians opposed the proposal saying there was not enough ground for the Union government to do so.“Congress has handed a progressive State to succeeding governments in Jammu and Kashmir. It is the alliance of ideologically incompatible parties that is responsible for the state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir, where President’s Rule is being sought so frequently,” Mr. Tewari said, referring to the alliance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).last_img read more

first_imgKarim Bellarabi celebrates after scoring the fastest goal in the German league historyKarim Bellarabi scored the quickest goal in 52 seasons of the Bundesliga to help Bayer Leverkusen beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the opening round on Saturday.Bellarabi scored nine seconds after kickoff, beating the previous record of 11 seconds set by Giovane Elber for Bayern Munich in January 1998, Ulf Kirsten for Leverkusen in March 2002 and Paul Freier for Bochum in May 2003.Hakan Calhanoglu passed the ball to Son Heung-min, who played Sebastian Boenisch through. Boenisch passed to Bellarabi, who eluded Dortmund defender Matthias Ginter and slotted inside the left post from 12 meters.”We did a lot of things very well,” said Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt after his Bundesliga debut. “We constantly attacked the opponents and stayed very active.”Dortmund’s efforts were frustrated by disciplined defending and intense pressure, particularly in the first half with the visitors tiring in the second.”It was a very scrappy game. There was hardly any space,” Dortmund midfielder Sebastian Kehl said.Borussia Dortmund players walk off the field disappointed after losing 2-0 to LeverkusenLeverkusen keeper Bernd Leno made a host of saves to deny the home side a late equalizer, before Bellarabi set up Stefan Kiessling to secure the result in the fifth minute of injury time.”In the end you have to grit your teeth, but when a result like this comes out of it, then it helps you forget the pain,” Kiessling said.Leverkusen holds a 3-2 lead over FC Copenhagen ahead of the home leg of their Champions League qualifier on Wednesday.advertisementEarlier, Schalke let a one-goal lead slip by conceding twice in three minutes to lose to Hannover 2-1.Klaas Jan Huntelaar opened the scoring with a tap-in when Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting set him up two minutes into the second half, but Edgar Prib equalized for Hannover in the 67th after a great run and cross from Leonardo Bittencourt.Prib broke quickly three minutes later and set up Joselu for what proved to be the winning goal.”Our plan worked until the 67th minute,” said Schalke coach Jens Keller, whose side crashed out of the first round of the German Cup after losing to third-division Dynamo Dresden 2-1 on Monday.Also Saturday, promoted Cologne drew 0-0 with visiting Hamburger SV on its return to the Bundesliga after two seasons in the second division.”After 75 goals (conceded) in the previous season, a scoreless draw is good,” said Hamburg coach Mirko Slomka.Haris Seferovic’s 15th-minute goal on his Bundesliga debut was enough for Eintracht Frankfurt to beat Freiburg 1-0. The Swiss striker scooped the loose ball inside the post after Freiburg’s defense failed to clear.”We can play much, much better. We made too many simple mistakes. But I don’t want to complain,” said Frankfurt coach Thomas Schaaf on his return to the Bundesliga after a season away.Werder Bremen came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Hertha Berlin and Hoffenheim defeated Augsburg 2-0 at home.Julian Schieber scored with Hertha’s first attack in the 18th minute and the former Borussia Dortmund striker claimed his second in the 47th as the home side had most of the chances.Assani Lukimya pulled one back against the run of play six minutes later and Franco di Santo equalized two minutes after that for the visitors.Adam Szalai got Hoffenheim off the mark in the 33rd after Augsburg missed several chances to clear, two minutes before Tarik Elyounoussi made it 2-0 with the visitors’ defense still in disarray.Defending champion Bayern Munich kicked off the season Friday with a 2-1 win over visiting Wolfsburg.last_img read more

first_imgTagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Blackburn manager Mowbray demanding better from Man City loanee Adarabioyoby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBlackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray is demanding better from Manchester City loanee Tosin Adarabioyo.The 21-year-old has endured a dismal loan spell so far, missing five games through injury. Mowbray told the Lancashire Telegraph: “We are learning about his body reacts to different situations.“I think when you’re at Man City you might not have a manager like me telling me to push up, make tackles, put his body on the line, the intensity levels he’s been used to are different.“His body is finding that adjustment difficult but he will acclimatise at some stage and the talent he has will be a big asset to our club.” last_img read more

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