“Winter White, Dr. Zhivago Nights” at The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena’s Holiday Party

first_imgGatherings “Winter White, Dr. Zhivago Nights” at The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena’s Holiday Party From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 | 3:59 pm Subscribe Community News Social Activities Chairman Janet Beggs & President Pat Huffman. Photo courtesy The Shakespeare Club“The Villa” was transformed to scenes from Dr. Zhivago as guests enjoyed a winter white evening on Grand Avenue in Pasadena. Members and guests were treated to everything from roasting marshmallows on an open fire to snowflakes dusting the chandeliers along with warm winter hats to provide that extra spark of ambience. A traditional Russian folk performance of “Cossack Christmas” by the Folk Dance Ensemble added an authentic touch to the evening. Moscow Mules, mulled spiced wine and stroganoff were also on the menu. The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena was organized in 1888 and has the distinction of being the oldest women’s club in Southern California. The Shakespeare Club supports numerous charitable causes in the Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley area. All seats are $25.00. More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub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 The club accepts membership year round and encourages those who may be interested in joining to contact Membership Chairman, Anne David (626) 793-5714. For more information about the Shakespeare Club’s philanthropic endeavors, events, membership and past productions, please visit their website www.shakespeareclub.org. L-R: Virginia Crosby, Tiffany & Stephen Young, Tom Crosby. Photo courtesy The Shakespeare Club Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. On January 22, 23, 24, & 29, 30, 31, 2016 the Club will be presenting the farcical comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace”, at their clubhouse, “The Villa”, 171 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena. Tickets can be purchased online: www.BrownPaperTickets.com (Event #2412407). Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Pochettino focused on Spurs success after hitting Everton for six

first_img“But we bounced back, showed our character and our mentality. We are happy to get three points here.”– Tottenham blitz –Once back on level terms, Spurs were relentless as Pickford denied Son a second but Alli charged into the box to sweep home the rebound to turn the game around.Kane is now just one goal behind Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang in the race for the Premier League golden boot and showed his predatory instincts to side-foot into an empty net after Kieran Trippier’s fine free-kick came back off the post three minutes before half-time.“I think everyone is talking about Liverpool and Man City, but we are just doing well as we normally do,” said the England captain.“We’ve had a great week, we’ve got games coming up thick and fast but games we can win.”Both teams face the least rest time of any Premier League side over the festive period with another three games to come between now and New Year’s Day.However, there was no let up in the pace of the game after the break as Eriksen produced a technically-perfect volley from the edge of the box to make it 4-1 before Gylfi Sigurdsson pulled a goal back for Everton three minutes later.Yet, any hope of a fightback was extinguished just after the hour mark when Son’s fine control cushioned Erik Lamela’s pass before he finished through the legs of Pickford.It was announced this week that the South Korean will go to the Asian Cup in January despite already representing his country at the World Cup and Asian Games this year.And Son showed why he will be missed by his club in January once more with an inch-perfect cross for Kane to slide in for his second of the afternoon 16 minutes from time.Share on: WhatsApp Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham Hotspur showed why manager Mauricio Pochettino is a wanted man by thrashing Everton 6-2 at Goodison Park on Sunday to close to within six points of Premier League leaders Liverpool.Spurs have had to cope with the unwanted attention of Pochettino being linked with the Manchester United job following Jose Mourinho’s sacking this week.But they showed no signs of being distracted as they roared back from a goal down thanks to doubles from Son Heung-min and Harry Kane with Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen also on target.“There is a lot of rumours but our job is Tottenham and we have to be focused to try to be successful,” said Pochettino.Fatigue may yet still derail Tottenham’s bid to win a first trophy under Pochettino with Spurs still involved in four competitions.But with Liverpool facing Arsenal and Manchester City in a top-of-the-table clash in their next three games over the festive period, Tottenham have the opportunity to haul themselves into a three-way title race if they maintain the standards set at Goodison.“Football is about being consistent. If we are consistent and able to play like we did today then maybe we are alive until the end of April and be a real contender,” added Pochettino.“We are involved in four competitions but I think today we surprise everyone because not only the quality, but the energy we showed today was amazing.”Everton struck first against the run of play in a wildly open contest when Theo Walcott stabbed home at the near post from Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s cross.But Spurs looked as if they could score with almost every attack and were soon on level terms with the aid of a Jordan Pickford error.The England number one rushed from his goal but only succeeded in getting in the way of his own defender Kurt Zouma and Son took advantage with a wonderful finish from a narrow angle.“We dominated the game from the start, we created so many chances, so we were unlucky to be 1-0 down,” said Son.last_img read more

Kootenay Ice outlast South Island to get back into win column

first_imgCoy Prevost of Kimberley, Amour, Klimchuk, Mitch Titus of Montrose and Nelson’s Sawyer Hunt scored for Kootenay which held periods leads of 2-1 and 3-1.Saturday South Island scored twice in the final 40 minutes to edge Kootenay 4-2.Kyle Chernenoff of Crescent Valley and Prevost scored in the first period as the teams played to a 2-2 tie.South Island took the lead for good with a second period goal before icing the game with a third period insurance marker.The Ice host the Cariboo Cougars of Prince George Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Sunday the teams play in the Civic Arena. Puck drop is 10:15 a.m. The Kootenay Ice have suffered their share of losses this BC Hockey Major Midget League season.But the Ice can boast a better record than a season ago after outlasting South Island Royals 5-4 Sunday in Major Midget action Sunday in Victoria.Trail’s Ross Armour, Kadrian Klimchuk of Castlegar and Austin Tambellini of Nelson each finished with two points to lead the Ice to the narrow victory.Kootenay now sports a 4-21-5 record for 13 points.last_img read more

Breaking: Cllr John O’Donnell elected as new Mayor of Letterkenny-Milford

first_imgUpdated: 1.10pmIndependent Cllr John O’Donnell has been officially elected as Mayor of the Letterkenny-Milford electoral area.The Kilmacrennan councillor took over the chain of office from outgoing chairman Ian McGarvey at today’s AGM in Letterkenny. Cllr John O’Donnell was formally proposed as Mayor by Independent Cllr Kevin Bradley.Cllr O’Donnell seconded the proposal himself.There was some uncertainty about the election earlier after no-one came forward to second Cllr Bradley’s initial proposal.The meeting was adjourned for 15 minutes before councillors resumed proceedings and eventually elected Cllr O’Donnell. Cllr John O’Donnell elected as Mayor of Letterkenny-Milford District, pictured with outgoing Mayor, Cllr Ian McGarveyWith 1,959 first preference votes, Cllr O’Donnell was the first councillor to be elected in the May 2019 elections and topped the poll in Milford.Speaking at the AGM, Cllr O’Donnell said: “I am absolutely honoured to be elected as Mayor of the Letterkenny-Milford Municipal District. I think it’s very important include Milford in the Letterkenny district as well, the fact that we can work together here. “I look forward to acting and working with you as Mayor for the next 12 months.”Cllr John O’Donnell elected as Mayor of Letterkenny-Milford DistrictHe thanked Cllr Kevin Bradley for putting his name forward for the position.Cllr O’Donnell added: “Any members here that are looking for any support in the next 12 months, by phone will be always on and the door always open for yourselves. to try and support you and bring forward any emergency motions in front of this municipal district and to ensure we are working as hard as we can for the betterment of the Letterkenny-Milford electoral area.” Breaking: Cllr John O’Donnell elected as new Mayor of Letterkenny-Milford was last modified: June 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cllr John O’Donnellcouncilletterkenny-milfordMayorlast_img read more

The legal battle of Standing Rock: Why did the Sioux sue?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest An easement is a right to cross or otherwise use someone else’s land for a specified purpose. In fancy lawyer language, an easement is a non-possessory right to use and/or enter into the real property of another without possessing it.A common example of an easement is the right of way which one landowner, A, may enjoy over the land of another, B. Easements are helpful for providing pathways across two or more pieces of property or allowing an individual to fish in a privately owned pond.The issue also comes up frequently with utilities. Most landowners dislike someone else being granted the right to use their property.The protest at Standing Rock, North Dakota is over this very issue. The Dakota Access Pipeline requested an easement from the Army Corp of Engineers to drill a pipeline underneath Lake Oahe, a water reservoir, located near the Standing Rock Reservation. On December 4, 2016, in a surprising move, the Army Corp of Engineers declined to issue the easement saying it was “clear that there’s more work to do” alluding to exploration of alternatives routes. I doubt this is the final determination in the matter, but a step in the right direction. Completion of an Environmental Impact Statement is the next step and anticipated to take two years.The legal issues in Standing Rock are fascinating and have not been given much attention by the media. Most news coverage refers to the Native American protestors as environmentalists and water protectors. These concerns are clearly present. In fact, the original path of the pipeline was near Bismark, until those residents complained of potential water contamination so the company rerouted the pipeline to the less affluent Standing Rock Reservation. In taking a less-populated route, the company was then able to abide by less stringent regulations.When the pipeline company sought the easement to drill under the reservoir, the Sioux sued, requesting an injunction from federal court. The issues raised by the tribe are more than environmental. The Sioux are concerned that the pipeline will pass through and destroy native burial sites and sacred places and assert that relevant federal law was not followed. And this is where their argument is compelling.The largest genocide in world history occurred when the European settlers of the United States displaced and nearly obliterated an entire Native American population. In partial recognition of the painful history of colonial land grabs, modern federal law accords certain rights to Native groups. Since 1992, this has included the right to be consulted. In essence, whenever a federal agency undertakes or approves a construction project, it must consult with local Native nations or tribes about whether sacred sites or places are nearby, regardless of the location of the property, so long as they attach religious and cultural significance to that property. This means a “government to government” collaboration throughout the entire project.Regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Sioux were never afforded an opportunity to collaborate or participate in any way until after the route was modified to drill under Lake Oahe and destroy sacred sites. Furthermore, the tribe alleges that the Dakota Pipeline relied on a 1985 survey, not bothering to conduct a current examination of the area, which would have indicated important artifacts and sites were present. And less than 24 hours after evidence of new sites were provided to the court, the company began construction on these same sites, perhaps destroying many of them forever.An injunction is sought when seeking to preserve the status quo during trial. Altering the status quo while a trial is underway thwarts the federal rule of law. This behavior by the pipeline company is so outrageous that it is likely without precedent.I do not claim to be an expert on the issues present at Standing Rock. Based on what I have seen on the news from North Dakota, I am confused. Farmers in Grand Lake St. Marys and other compromised watersheds must comply with extremely stringent rules when applying manure or chemical fertilizers. Yet Dakota Access requested and the Army Corp of Engineers dared to consider permitting a pipeline underneath a man made reservoir, when studies indicate the issue is not if a spill occurs, but when. Do big companies get to play by different rules?Imagine the consequences a farmer would face if he planted land that was awaiting determination as a wetland? He would lose all government payments and face extensive fines. Apparently consequences do not deter big business. How does a judge even sanction a company that defies an injunction and destroys sacred sites and artifacts that cannot be replaced or repaired? Likely a company bean counter has already calculated the potential cost of fines and merely included it in the project cost.Regardless of your position on the Standing Rock protest, agriculture could learn from the actions of the Native Americans. Over 280 different tribes and thousands of members joined in the effort to protest at Standing Rock that has been ongoing for over eight months. It is the largest gathering of Native Americans in a century. In addition, 3,000 army veterans joined in and sought to protect the Native Americans from violent acts and support their First Amendment right to free speech. Agriculture is so fractured, divided by commodity, grain or livestock, organic or traditional, commercial or small, region versus region. If agriculture could similarly unite, the resulting political clout would result in policy and prices beneficial to all farmers.last_img read more

Break [n.] an interruption in continuity

first_img Return to article. Long DescriptionAlpha Stock Images – http://alphastockimages.com/by Misty Krippel, EdMInterruptions to typical daily routines can happen often.  These breaks in routine can be unexpected, like when a family member comes down with the flu.  They can also be expected, such as a holiday or summer vacation.  Some families, particularly military families, may frequently experience a break in their routines as they move from one location to another.  Such disruptions to a family’s routine can result in a brief gap in early intervention (EI) or early childhood special education (ECSE) services.At times a break in services may occur due to concerns within the EI/ECSE agency and families may be left waiting to begin services for an extensive period of time.  If a family suspects this, they should contact the agency and discuss their concerns, the established procedures, and the timeline for obtaining services.  Families can also contact their local Parent and Training Information Center for additional guidance.In this blog, we want to focus on creative activities that can be embedded into everyday activities during a break in typical routines or during a time of transition such as a move, that can help young children maintain the skills they have developed until EI/ECSE services resume.COMMUNICATIONAn interruption to the services a child receives can feel overwhelming to caregivers.  They may worry that their child’s developmental progress will be negatively impacted.  The following resources provide opportunities to practice communication skills in everyday settings:Let’s Play: This website suggests fun activities to promote early communication skills with infants and toddlers. Be sure to check out our favorite “The Power of Peekaboo.”Our Montessori Home: This mother, who is also a Montessori educator, has several ideas to help toddlers and preschoolers identify beginning sounds. These ideas are portable, adaptable, and use items in a child’s everyday environment.FINE MOTORFine motor skills such as grasping objects, scribbling, coloring, or tying shoelaces use small muscles, but they accomplish important tasks.  There is no shortage of ideas to potentially help develop these skills in young children.  Here are two we liked:Paper Tube Threading: Toilet paper or paper towel tubes, a hole punch, and a few straws make for a great threading activity for preschoolers to practice their fine motor skills. Bonus – if a paper tube is needed, a young toddler can practice the fine motor skills involved in unrolling a nearly empty toilet paper roll!  Don’t all kids love to do that?Cardboard Lacing: Families who experience a break due to a move can repurpose their moving boxes using this activity and some yarn, string, or old shoelaces.  If a family doesn’t have any moving boxes lying around, they can use a side from a cardboard cereal or cracker box instead.GROSS MOTORGross motor development involves large muscle groups and activities such as walking, jumping, pushing, lifting, and more.  Check out the following ways to use common objects to help strengthen young children’s gross motor skills:Hands On As We Grow: This website has 35 gross motor skills that preschool children will love. The list includes such games as “The Floor is Lava” and “Dumpster Diving.”  During a winter holiday break in routine, families could play a game of “Newspaper Throwing” and call it “Snowball Fight!”Tissue Paper Kicking: With the supervision of a caregiver, this tissue paper activity can be used to encourage babies to kick and strengthen their leg muscles.  Wax paper, cellophane, bubble wrap, or packing paper could also be used.PROBLEM-SOLVINGProblem-solving skills are continuously crafted throughout the lifespan.  Young children need support and practice to develop these important skills.  These resources can help professionals and families provide that support for children:Adam & Mila: This website explains problem-solving in the context of infants and toddlers and identifies activities for young children to support the development of these critical life skills.   These simple activities are fun and use common toys or items.DIY Shape Puzzles: Repurposed cardboard and paper shapes can be used to create a simple puzzle. Caregivers can cut shapes from construction paper, magazine pages, or use plain white paper and encourage a child to color on it.  Coloring the shapes incorporates fine motor skills into this activity as well.SOCIAL-EMOTIONALMaking friends, identifying emotions, regulating behavior, and feeling empathy for others are all a part of social-emotional development.  Similar to problem-solving skills, social-emotional development is an ongoing process.  Sample resources to help foster these skills in young children are:Mirror, Mirror: This blogger shares her ideas for using a mirror to foster social-emotional skills in infants and toddlers.  Caregivers, siblings, and others can all join in the fun.Glad Monster, Sad Monster Book Nook: The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning created a handout with several ideas for using the book Glad Monster, Sad Monster to promote social-emotional skill development.  Hop on over to Pocket of Preschool for additional activities to use with this book.Breaks in EI/ECSE services don’t have to mean a loss in skill development.  Using common items and a little bit of creativity it is possible for a child to maintain the skills they have worked so hard to acquire…even over the summer or during a family move.  What are your favorite ideas?  Leave a comment below! 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London Olympics: Indian archers continue to disappoint, Talukdar makes early exit too

first_imgIndian archer Jayanta Talukdar got a 0-6 hammering from America’s Jacob Wukie in the opening men’s individual elimination round at the London Olympics on Tuesday.The archers’ ordinary show at the Olympics continued with Jayanta being outplayed by a superior opponent at Lord’s. The American shot six ten pointers in the maximum nine arrows while Jayanta was able to hit the bulls-eye just once.The writing was on the wall in the first set in which Jayanta shot a five before losing it 22-27. Jayanta’s teammate Rahul Banerjee and Tarundeep Rai play their individual matches later in the day.They bowed out of the team event after losing their opening eliminator to Japan.last_img read more

Video: Young Boston College Fan Has Some Interesting Dance Moves

first_imgYoung Boston College fan's dance goes viral.Boston College’s women’s basketball team fell 86-68 to No. 9 Florida State yesterday, but the action on the court paled in comparison to the dance moves exhibited by a young BC fan in the stands. Check out the determination on his face:This kid deserves a lot of props. His boys are cracking up at first but he shows no insecurity or shyness. He’s just trying to break it down, and he even gets the kid in the orange shirt to join in at the end.There’s only one thing left for this young man to do. He must battle dancing UVA girl for ACC supremacy. Someone has to make this happen.last_img read more

Gov’t to Partner with Church on Social Intervention Programmes

first_img Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government will be partnering with faith-based organisations to undertake social-intervention initiatives in communities that are impacted by crime. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the Government will be partnering with faith-based organisations to undertake social-intervention initiatives in communities that are impacted by crime.Mr. Holness, who was speaking to Seventh-day Adventist leaders at the Western Jamaica Conference Centre in Montego Bay on September 24, commended the Church for the work that it is doing at the community level, particularly in the Zone of Special Operation (ZOSO) in Mount Salem, St. James.“We have to draw on the spiritual powers of the church,” he said.“We have to put on the whole armour to fight this spiritual evil. The Government is willing and the Government is embracing the opportunity to work with the church to implement social-intervention programmes, especially in an area like Mount Salem, which has been declared a zone of special operations,” he added.“The ultimate intervention… the most powerful intervention known to man is when the institution of the church inspired by God… gets involved. I want to thank you for your efforts. Let us now start to reach the souls of man and to turn them away from evil,” he noted further.The Prime Minister said the greatest transformation he has seen in the lives of people is when they change their way of life by turning to God.“We see it every day. We have seen vicious killers changing their lives for the better. I am asking you as members of the church to continue to mobilise and get into these communities where we can interact and get persons to move away from crime and be productive members of the society,” he urged.Meanwhile, the Prime Minister said the presence of the security forces has greatly minimised the opportunity for crime in Mount Salem.He is urging persons to provide information leading to the recovery of weapons, noting that a big reward is being offered.“You don’t have to worry about being identified… . Your information will be safe, and you will be rewarded,” he assured. Story Highlightscenter_img “We have to put on the whole armour to fight this spiritual evil. The Government is willing and the Government is embracing the opportunity to work with the church to implement social-intervention programmes, especially in an area like Mount Salem, which has been declared a zone of special operations,” he added.last_img read more

Comcast talking to Fox about a deal source says

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Comcast is in discussions with 21st Century Fox about buying its movie studio, some cable channels and its international arms, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. This person wouldn’t discuss the matter publicly.The conversations are at a very early stage, and there’s no guarantee that a deal would be finalized, this person said Thursday.Comcast is interested in the same Fox assets that, according to reports last week, Disney had previously looked at, this person said. Those would include European broadcaster Sky and Star India, the National Geographic and FX cable channels and the company’s film studio. Fox owns 39 per cent of Sky and wants to buy the rest of it, but it has run into problems with U.K. regulators, in part over concerns about the sexual harassment scandals at Fox News.The Wall Street Journal and CNBC earlier reported on Comcast’s interest in Fox.If such a deal took place, it would leave Fox with its Fox News channel, sports channels, the Fox broadcast network and several TV stations.Selling the entertainment business would be a good deal for Fox, said MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson. “Maybe, just maybe, the company is acknowledging that the outlook for film has changed from an ok business to a bad business for everyone not owning a massive stable of global franchises,” he wrote in a note last week.The company may have realized it has a “better edge” in sports and news, he said, and that the investment needed to build out a streaming service, like Disney is doing , may be too much for Fox.Other companies may also want the Fox assets. A person close to the matter, who wouldn’t speak publicly, said Verizon is not in active discussions with Fox, but that Verizon might be interested in some parts of Fox’s business.U.S. cable and telecom companies have been buying up media assets and launching advertising businesses in the past several years. Comcast, the country’s largest cable company, finished buying NBCUniversal’s cable channels and movie studio in 2013 and added Dreamworks Animation in 2016.Last year, AT&T agreed to buy Time Warner, the owner of the Warner Bros. movie studio and networks including CNN and HBO, for $85 billion. Regulators have taken a tougher-than-expected stance on that deal and have yet to clear it.Reports that the Murdoch family could sell parts of its empire came as a surprise last week. The company has previously focused on building its business, and even offered to buy Time Warner in 2014. Fox was rebuffed.last_img read more