Congresswoman Judy Chu to Attend “Love of Chocolate” Event

first_img 14 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week “Congresswoman Judy Chu (27th District), will talk briefly at the 5th Annual “For the Love of Chocolate,” dinner and fundraising event to be held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, February 6th at the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena, 1424 Fremont Avenue.“ All proceeds from “For the Love of Chocolate” will benefit the Club’s philanthropic and charitable projects, including annual scholarships for local high school students. Representative Chu will recognize the Club’s philanthropy and service projects when she speaks briefly at 7:00 p.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe The Valentine themed event will be filled with appetizers and wine, a delicious dinner, and a variety of chocolate sweets and treats. Entertainment for the evening will feature the amazing magic and enchanting music of Patrick Bell and his “Operakadabra” production. For dessert, guests will be able to indulge themselves to their hearts content at an all chocolate treats buffet which will include a festive chocolate fountain Community News More Cool Stuff Make a comment Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Benefits Congresswoman Judy Chu to Attend “Love of Chocolate” Event From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, February 5, 2016 | 9:14 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  For further information on Woman’s Club activities, philanthropies and service projects, call (626) 799-9309. Plan to attend this festive chocolate party and support the Woman’s Club (WCSP) Charitable and philanthropic projects. WCSP, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, founded in 1899, has a long history of charitable activities, donations to those in need, and scholarships for students. Members also volunteer at various community events. Business Newslast_img read more

Jackson bounces back in rout of Buckeyes

first_imgRyan Evans nearly brought the Kohl Center roof tumbling down with a thunderous, one-handed put-back slam. Ben Brust ignited an 18-0 run early with three quick three-pointers and finished with his fifth double-double of the season.Lost in the celebration of Wisconsin’s 71-49 rout of No. 13 Ohio State (18-7, 8-5) was a quiet but efficient afternoon from Traevon Jackson, who finished with 10 points and four assists. The sophomore guard ended up 4-of-8 from the field and sunk two of his three tries from the charity stripe against the Buckeyes, a performance that carried all the more importance after one of the more trying nights of his young career in a loss to Minnesota Thursday night.On the final play of regulation against the Gophers he heaved a questionable, low-percentage look at the basket as time expired, the chance to hit the game-winner and emerge the hero in Minneapolis becoming an afterthought. He finished 3-of-14 (21.4 percent) from the field against the Gophers and converted only one of his six tries from long distance.But Wisconsin (18-8, 9-4) head coach Bo Ryan said the lack of downtime from that loss likely benefitted his starting point guard.“When you’re younger and playing …. you couldn’t wait to get the next game started if you got beat or if you didn’t make shots or you made some bad decisions or whatever,” Ryan said. “The toughest part for competitors is if you have to sit and wait for awhile.“So the fact that we had a game in a couple days, that’s the best thing that can happen to a guy like Trae.”No such heroics were needed Sunday afternoon, when the Badgers never let the Buckeyes pull closer than 14 points in the game’s final 30 minutes. Ryan said he did not think Jackson looked hesitant to shoot the ball in the first half, but a missed layup in the game’s first two minutes was his lone shot attempt of the opening 20 minutes.Aaron Craft – a player who has gained national acclaim for his lockdown defense and has shut down the likes of Michigan’s Trey Burke – made Jackson a virtual non-factor early, but that all changed in the second half.His most impressive basket came when he rifled up a wild attempt from deep inside two-point territory that kissed off the glass and fell through the net.“I think the end-of-the-shot-clock bank shot kind of typified [the game],” Ohio State head coach Thad Matta said. “They were rolling. Two years we made 14 straight threes ago [in a 93-65 OSU win] against them in a game and they were guarding us. It was kind of one of those types of things for them.”Jackson came out aggressive in the second half and fired off the first shot of the half, eventually scoring eight of UW’s first 16 points to open the second half.His double-digit scoring – the seventh time this year he has passed the 10-point mark – is the stat that pops out in the box score, but Jackson’s four assists were equally valuable. Three of them were feeds into the paint converted into easy baskets and helped Wisconsin shoot a season-high 52.7 percent from the field.Sam Dekker proved his favorite target, as the freshman hit a three-pointer late in the first half and took a smart feed from Jackson as he cut through the lane straight to the rim with a powerful two-handed slam.“He kind of took [the Minnesota loss] personally, and I think he just did a good job of playing within the game,” junior guard Ben Brust said. “He had four assists and he shot 50 percent so I think he just made an effort to play solid and not do anything spectacular.”In a loss to the Buckeyes earlier this year, Jackson actually led the Badgers with 12 points and finished 5-of-9 from the floor. But senior forward Mike Bruesewitz said Jackson felt as if Craft had limited his game by making him uncomfortable with the ball in his hands in that first matchup.After breaking down film from that game, the sophomore not only looked comfortable on the offensive end but also held the 2012 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year to four points on 2-of-9 shooting in 30 minutes of play.“When we played at Ohio State, he kind of felt like he got sped up a little bit and he felt like Craft made him do some stuff he didn’t really want to,” Bruesewitz said. “He made sure he took care of that and he handled it well.“Definitely going against Craft is not an easy task. He’s [eaten] up a lot of point guards and I know his play today really helped us get out and push the lead out early.”last_img read more

Broward County man attacked two girls with machete

first_imgPolice say a 47-year-old man tried to attack his daughters– ages 10 and 17 — with a machete on Friday morning.Lauderhill police say he also tried to attack the girls’ mother. The girls were taken to the hospital after suffering from wounds on their upper bodies. The mother was not injured.The younger girl is the man’s daughter, while the teen is the daughter of the man’s estranged wife, the South Florida SunSentinel reported.Police did not say what prompted the attack.The man fled the scene after, but later turned himself in to officials at the Broward County Jail. He faces two counts of attempted murder.The condition of the girls was not released.last_img read more

Mendoza Jr now heads WBA

first_imgThe World Boxing Association (WBA), one of the leading controlling bodies in professional boxing, has a new president. He is Gilberto Mendoza Jr, a former vice-president who succeeds his father, Gilberto Mendoza Sr. The latter resigned recently because of ill health.There was a similar father-son succession two years ago with the World Boxing Council (WBC) when Maurice Sulaiman succeeded his father, JosÈ Sulaiman, as the head of the World Boxing Council (WBC).On that occasion, the older Sulaiman had died. The WBA is the oldest of the top four organisations that control professional boxing worldwide. The others are the International Boxing Federation and the World Boxing Organisation.The elder Mendoza was in Jamaica with his son in 2012 for the world featherweight title fight between Nicholas ‘The Axeman’ Walters and Dualis Prescott, a fight that Walters won by a technical knockout in Round 7 to take the then vacant WBA featherweight title. He has been ailing for some time, and because of his poor health, he decided at age 72 to “hang up his gloves”.tribute to Mendoza SrNo doubt as a tribute to Mendoza Sr, and also as a reward to his son for the hard work he has put in as a vice-president for many years, Mendoza Jr was elected unanimously by the 40 delegates who were present at a meeting of directors in Panama when Mendoza Sr made his retirement announcement by video stream.It had been generally expected that whenever Mendoza Sr decided to retire, his son, who has been by his side many years as a confidante, would succeed him.The WBA, which had its base in Venezuela for many years, relocated to Panama in 2007, and Mendoza Jr had been acting as president during the recent illness of his father.Commenting on his election, he said that he was happy to take over the leadership, and the only regret he had was that his father was not present physically when the directors made the decision to elevate him to the top spot.In accepting the position, Mendoza Jr said that the passion that he puts into his job was inherited from his father and urged the worldwide boxing fraternity to ” let us all work together for the good of the sport”.last_img read more

Black cutworm and armyworm counts on the rise

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Last week, both Purdue University and the University of Kentucky reported high black cutworm catches. In addition, UKY caught a large number of armyworms in one of their traps.  Both of these moth species migrate into our area, lay eggs, and the developing larvae can be significant pests of corn and wheat.Black cutworm—Females like to lay eggs in fields with heavy weed cover; weeds like chickweed are especially favored by black cutworm. As these weeds are killed by tillage or herbicide, the larvae move to emerging corn.  Unfortunately, there aren’t good “pre-control” options.  Although there are some hotspots for egg laying, these predictions are far from exact. Insecticidal seed treatments do not offer much protection, and tank-mixing an insecticide with early burn-down has limited efficacy if scouting has not been done to see if larvae are present.  Instead, we recommend rescue treatments which are very effective in controlling damage.  If more than 3% of corn are showing damage, corn is in the V2-V6 stage, and larvae are less than 1 inch, treatment may be needed. We will provide updates over the next few weeks as planting begins (hopefully…) and if damage is reported.Armyworm—Females like to eggs in grasses, especially wheat, where egg hatch occurs over a couple of weeks.  As the larvae develop, they can defoliate wheat plants, leading to yield loss. If corn is planted into wheat fields or other grassy cover, then, like black cutworms, armyworms can also move onto corn.  Again, like black cutworm, the best way to control armyworm is scouting and rescue treatments. We rarely see economic damage from armyworm, except in outbreak years and it is too early to know if this year is an outbreak. We will provide updates over the next few weeks.last_img read more

Position Vacant – Sport Development Coordinator

first_imgAre you looking for a thrilling career in the sports industry? Touch Football Australia is seeking suitably qualified applicants for the position of Sport Development Coordinator, based in our Northern Territory branch office, Darwin.  Applications for this opportunity close at 5pm CST on Wednesday, 4 June 2014.   To view the Position Description, please visit Candidates will be required to provide a Curriculum Vitae and a two page letter of introduction addressing the role’s selection criteria, a strong desire to work in the sporting industry and any supporting comments aligned to the position description.For further information or to lodge your application, please email [email protected] Filessport_development_coordinator-pdfRelated LinksCareer Opportunitylast_img read more

10 months agoBrighton boss Hughton delighted with Arsenal draw

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Brighton boss Hughton delighted with Arsenal drawby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton boss Chris Hughton says they deserved their 1-1 draw with Arsenal.Jurgen Locadia cancelled out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener on the south coast, and Albion finished the game strongly, going close on a number of occasions against Unai Emery’s side.Hughton said, “After a difficult start, going 1-0 down against a very good team on the ball, we showed great character to get back into the game.“If there was a team that was going to score in the second half, I felt it was going to be us.“They had more possession because that’s the way they play, but I thought we were a bigger threat to score and Solly [March] probably had the best chance of the game.“But remember these are a team, up until recently, that had gone on a very long run of winning games. You can’t underestimate the quality they’ve got — a draw will always be a very good result.” last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal activate Monreal one-year extension

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal activate Monreal one-year extensionby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have reportedly extended Nacho Monreal’s contract until 2020.Monreal, 32, had entered the final year of his contact this season.However, the Gunners have trigged an extension clause that will stretch his current deal for another season, according to ESPN.Talks over a longer extension have been put on hold until the summer.There are a host of Arsenal players who have entered the final six months of their contract, including Aaron Ramsey, Petr Cech and Danny Welbeck. last_img read more

9 days agoSheffield Utd keeper Henderson: Ward best coach I’ve had

first_imgSheffield Utd keeper Henderson: Ward best coach I’ve hadby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United youngster Dean Henderson says Sheffield United goalkeeper coach Darren Ward can make him the best shot-stopper in the world.Henderson is in the midst of his second loan spell with the Blades, with a recent call-up to the England squad as an indication of his personal development.And the 21-year-old says Ward is the “best goalkeeping coach” he has had.”Wardy has been outstanding,” Henderson said.”The best goalkeeping coach I’ve ever worked with. He’s brought me on leaps and bounds in every aspect of the game – mentally, physically, tactically – and the sessions are brilliant.”I look forward to coming into work every day, and long may that continue. If I could work with Wardy for the next couple of years, I really think I can elevate to one of the best goalkeepers in the world.”In a weird way, I feel Wardy is more in charge of me at United and the gaffer is outstanding with that. He said to me at the start, ‘Listen Deano; I won’t be chewing your ear off every day. Darren’s your coach, he knows what he’s talking about and I don’t have a clue about goalkeeping. I’ll speak to you before games or whatever, but he’ll look after you because he’s the specialist’.”The gaffer has real good trust for his coaches. So the ‘keepers go off and do our little thing in the corner. He’s always keeping a watchful eye over us and making sure we’re doing well though, not letting our standards slip. His standards are so, so high.”But it’s been a pleasure working with him. Sometimes I feel like I can get away with murder, but he doesn’t let me. He’s the only guy, apart from my dad, who gets on at me and doesn’t let me get away with anything, but does it at the right times. He also wants to have a laugh and I’ve got massive respect for him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

South Korea Donates Vehicles and Equipment for Land Titling Project

first_imgActivities under the Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP) have been boosted, by motor vehicles and equipment from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The donation, inclusive of three utility vehicles and several pieces of land surveying and mapping equipment, with accompanying computers and software, form part of allocations under the Cadastral Mapping and Land Registration in Jamaica Project. Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, formally accepted the vehicles and equipment from Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Jamaica, His Excellency Kimo Lim, during the project’s launch on Friday (March 8), at the St. Mary Parish Church hall in Port Maria. Mr. Pickersgill, who represented Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, who was in Venezuela for the state funeral of late President, Hugo Chavez, welcomed the donation. “The introduction of advanced land surveying technologies will improve LAMP’s capacity to deliver land titles, and we will also see the further mobilisation of legal and land surveying teams in the targeted parishes. Needless to say, our country will benefit significantly from the execution of this project,” Mr. Pickersgill stated. In his  remarks, Ambassador Lim described the project as a “good example” of the 50-year partnership between both countries. He expressed the hope that Jamaica and Korea will seek to further strengthen their partnership through collaborations on matters of mutual interest LAMP’s Project Director, Lisa Campbell, in expressing gratitude, stated that the donation will “enable us to move forward with our mandate, which is simply land titling.” The Cadastral Mapping and Land Registration project, for which an agreement was signed by the Ministry and KOICA last week, is an addendum to the contract for LAMP’s second phase, and will facilitate expansion of the land titling process into St. Ann, St. Mary, and Portland. Additional benefits include  skills training in land surveying, cadastral mapping, and geo informatics for LAMP’s officers.  Some 1,000 parcels of land in the targeted parishes, currently being occupied informally, are being targeted for the delivery of titles to the property holders. The Korea Cadastral Survey Corporation (KCSC), which has been assisting with the implementation of LAMP’s second phase, will, over the next two years, invest over US$2 million in the project, with the option to spend a further US$26 million over 10 years, thereafter. LAMP, which started in 2000, aims to formalise the holdings of land holders currently without titles for their properties, by assisting them to secure these documents. The initiative, which commenced as a pilot in St. Catherine, has since been extended to include all parishes, except Kingston and St. Andrew, and Portmore and its environs. KOICA is the agency of South Korea’s Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry responsible for implementing grant aid and technical cooperation programmes internationally. By Douglas McIntosh, JIS Reporterlast_img read more