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first_img Top of the News 17 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe 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than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  The good times will roll as The Red Black and Green Honors Masquerade Gala will feature the flavors of New Orleans at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 30 at the Rose, 245 E. Green St. Pasadena.The Mardi Gras in the City of Roses, put on by the Black History Parade and Festival will be held The Rose in Pasadena. It honors the youth and the people who make a difference in the community. The annual event is also a celebratory kickoff of Black History Month.“This is the 38th annual event and we are approaching our 40th,” said event coordinator Kenny James with the City of Pasadena. “What makes this event so special is the longevity and history of the group. We provide activities and education in addition to the festival for the community to come celebrate.”The gala honors two outstanding youth grand marshals, a celebrity grand marshal and a community grand marshal.“The mission is to educate on the history and to display excellence of Blacks within the community of Pasadena,” James said.There are several people whose work on the committee was noted by James, including Del Yarbrough and Rodney Wallace.But in addition to putting together the gala, it’s the Black History Parade that will take center stage in February.The Parade takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb 15. The Parade begins at Fair Oaks and Figueroa in Altadena and heads south to Fair Oaks and Mountain Street.James said tremendous efforts contribute to the success of the annual Red Black and Green Gala. Wilson Middle School will perform in this year’s parade.“There are about 35 community members involved in the process,” James said. “And they each deserve recognition.”This year Wendi Racquel Robinson and Margaret Avery will serve as grand marshals is Margaret Avery, who played Shug Avery in “The Color Purple.” The 1985 role earned Avery a nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She has also appeared in “Blueberry Hill,” “White Man’s Burden” and “Proud Mary” among other films.Robinson rose to fame on the “Steve Harvey Show” and “The Game.” She has been nominated for 11 NAACP Image Awards, and won in 2014 for outstanding actress in a comedy series for her work in The Game.In 1996, Robinson co-founded the Amazing Grace Conservatory, a school that predominately serves children from 8 to 18 years old from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds in the fields of the arts and media production. Robinson has served as the school’s Executive Director since its inception.This year’s community grand marshal, Edna Bluain, has played a vital role to Pasadena in her own quiet way.“Ms. Bluain has been very important to the community based on her volunteerism,” James said. “She works well with the seniors and the youth and does sponsorships for youth. She helps with resources for youth to stay in school.”The youth grand marshals are Alaysia Barker-Vaughn, who attends Loyola Marymount University. She is active in The Black Student Union, Sisters in Solidarity Club, Campus Life Ministry Community Program and Disability Service Program. In addition, she started a nonprofit that focuses on providing scholarships to students she mentors.Elijah Gates, a graduate of John Muir High School, attends UCLA on an athletic scholarship and his major is African-American studies. He is a mentor to Pasadena youth, he works with the Ronald McDonald House, STARS foster youth program, Union Rescue Mission and Boys and Girls Club events.Black History Month is something the entire community can celebrate, James said.“It’s important to celebrate Black History Month so people understand the value, the work ethic and determination,” he said. “It’s to make sure people are participating and giving back and making the community a safe place for people of all diverse backgrounds.”James said the most important function is to make sure the young people are aware of the importance of Black History Month.“This is about young people and to make sure they continue the legacy and pass the torch,” James said.Date: Jan. 30, 2020Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 pmLocation: The Canyon at the ROSE 245 E. Green St. Pasadena, Ca. 91101Theme: Masquerade Gala.Cost: $65Tickets: www.BIT.LY/RBGGALAActivities: Food, Awards, Entertainment & DancingContact Kenny James [email protected](626) 744-7509 Your email address will not be published. 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first_imgSurely, you can never go wrong with a water slide.“The huge covered deck overlooks the large picturesque dam and jetty surrounded by a variety of pine and native trees and stocked with silver perch. The (10 megalitres) dam is also a playground for a variety of birdlife. “On a separate level is a self-contained granny flat, large garage and workshop and storage room.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:21Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenFunniest open home inspections02:22 On one side it could be any up-market suburb in Australia. Loads of room and high ceilings are a dream for the city.“The dam has a heritage irrigation engine (working) and pump. There is a large equipment shed and an area for animal stables and yards. The road leading to the top of the property has stunning views across The Gap.” And then all this is awesomeness unfolds in the back of the property.You may need a moment to appreciate the sheer awesomeness this home has.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours ago“The main residence which has been specially designed for winter sun and summer shade is built over two levels and comprises of six bedrooms, including a large master suite, four bathrooms, extra large living areas which flow out to covered outdoor entertaining areas, plunge pool with water slide and a 15-metre lap pool.” The property is just 20 minutes from the Brisbane CBD.THIS may be the ultimate Millennial home, with its own avocado orchard and water slide, 20 minutes to the CBD — plus the main house transforms into three homes.The 16-acre property is so bedazzled with features, it’s like Millennial dreams have died and gone to The Gap — a Brisbane suburb located under half an hour from the CBD.The ace up its sleeve is that the property — known originally as Dillon Farm — has a neat little trick that can make having friends over an absolute breeze: The main residence can be partitioned off and transformed into three, according to agent Graham Symes.center_img The main residence can be transformed into three different homes — perfect for having guests over.It also has its own 5kw solar system, two solar hot water systems, town water, a system to recycle water to the citrus, mango, olive, macadamia and avo orchards and reticulated dam water.As if that’s not enough, the property has documentation from The Gap Historical Society tracking its rich history — and it has an active creek running through it. One in five expect to rent for life QLD home tops national list Experts tip QLD to lead national housing market “The home can be separated into three accommodation units if required,” were his exact words. Did someone say party house/sleepover? Mind-blowing space when you consider what the neighbours have.Imagine six cows with their own stables and mega pantry, okay, it’s their hay shed. Anyone else smelling the whole milk pumpkin latte with double cream?Tenders for the property close at 5pm on July 27. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

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first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES FILE – Russell Westbrook #0 and Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrate a dunk during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPOklahoma City Thunder stars Russell Westbrook and Paul George have both undergone successful surgeries to fix injuries ahead of next season, the club announced on Tuesday.Westbrook went under the knife to repair a ligament in his left hand and had also undergone an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee, the club said.ADVERTISEMENT Nuggets on verge of Western Finals trip after blowout of Trail Blazers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The 2016-2017 NBA MVP is expected to be fit to return to basketball activities in three weeks, the club said.George meanwhile had elective surgery on his right shoulder to address a tendon tear. He also faces further surgery on his left shoulder to repair a torn labrum, the team said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNo timetable was given for George’s likely return, with the club saying only that an update would be given ahead of the 2019-2020 season.Westbrook and George were key figures once again for the Thunder this season before the team exited in the opening round of the playoffs. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Westbrook averaged a triple-double for the third consecutive year (22.9 points, 11.1 rebounds, 10.7 assists), the first player in NBA history to accomplish the feat.George meanwhile averaged career highs in points (28), rebounds (8.2), assists (4.1) and steals (2.21).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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first_imgIf you’re a five-star college football recruit, make sure you always hang onto your phone. Otherwise, your friends may feel the need to have a little bit of fun at your expense. Five-star quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who is considering a number of schools for 2016, tweeted out that he’s “100%” committed to LSU Wednesday afternoon. Minutes later, he revealed that it was actually one of his colleagues who’d tweeted it as a joke.Tigers fans, temporarily, were through the roof with excitement.Screen Shot 2015-03-04 at 2.57.37 PMNate tweeted on my account sorry everyone— Dwayne Haskins, Jr (@dh_simba7) March 4, 2015Haskins tells me someone tweeted that he had committed to #LSU from his phone. Haskins has NOT committed— Adam Friedman (@RivalsFriedman) March 4, 2015Haskins is considering the Tigers, as well as Maryland, Notre Dame, Ohio State and others. We’ll let you know when he actually decides to commit.last_img read more

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first_imgOklahoma cheerleaders running with flags in their hands.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 16: A member of the Oklahoma Sooners spirit squad waves a flag after a touchdown against the Iowa State Cyclones November 16, 2013 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Iowa State 48-10. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)It’s been a solid November for Oklahoma, which, after a Big 12 title, now finds itself very likely to be part of this year’s College Football Playoff. Monday, it got even better.Bennett Powers, a JUCO offensive lineman who plays for Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas, has committed to play for the Sooners. According to 247Sports, Powers is 6-foot-5, 315 pounds and had other offers from Texas Tech, TCU and Kansas State.I am honored to announce that I have committed to the University of Oklahoma. Boomer Soooner! #OUDNA pic.twitter.com/NC6SEdo1fh— Bennett Powers (@BenThrDunThat) November 30, 2015You can see Powers’ mid-season highlight reel over at Hudl.Oklahoma currently has the 39th-best class for 2016, according to 247Sports. We imagine that with the team’s success this year, that’ll rise in the coming months.last_img read more

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first_imgWASHINGTON – The Trump administration has told Congress that it’s reached a deal that would allow Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp. to stay in business, a source familiar with the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a confidential matter said Friday.A resolution of the ZTE case could clear the way for the United States to make progress in its high-stakes trade talks with China. But news of the agreement drew immediate fire on Capitol Hill.Under the agreement, ZTE would oust its management team, hire American compliance officers and pay a fine. The fine would come on top of the roughly $1 billion ZTE has already paid for selling equipment to North Korea and Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions.In return, the Commerce Department would lift a seven-year ban on ZTE’s purchase of components that the Chinese firm depends on from U.S. companies. The ban, imposed earlier this month, threatened to put ZTE out of business.“This is a law enforcement action being handled by Commerce,” said Lindsay Walters, the deputy White House press secretary. “We are making sure ZTE is held accountable for violating U.S. sanctions, pays a big price and that we are protecting our security infrastructure and U.S. jobs.”The Commerce Department did not immediately respond to a call seeking further details about the agreement.On Capitol Hill, one senior congressional source said leaders have not yet received formal notification.Lawmakers have warned the administration not to go easy on a company that brazenly violated U.S. sanctions against two rogue nations that were pursuing nuclear weapons production.“If the administration goes through with this reported deal, President Trump would be helping make China great again,” said Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York.Schumer added: “Both parties in Congress should come together to stop this deal in its tracks.”“ZTE presents a national security threat to the United States — and nothing in this reported deal addresses that fundamental fact,” said Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. “If President Trump won’t put our security before Chinese jobs, Congress will act on a bipartisan basis to stop him.”Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida tweeted: “It is a great deal … for #ZTE & China … Many hoped this time would be different.”Congress, Rubio said, “will need to act.”Trump responded to his critics late Friday, saying Democrats had done nothing to rein in ZTE. “I closed it down then let it reopen with high level security guarantees, change of management and board, must purchase U.S. parts and pay a $1.3 Billion fine,” he tweeted.The Commerce Department last month blocked China’s ZTE from importing American components for seven years, having concluded that ZTE deceived U.S. regulators after it settled charges last year of violating sanctions against Iran and North Korea. The ban amounted to a virtual death sentence for ZTE, which relies on U.S. parts, and it also hurt ZTE’s U.S. suppliers.On the eve of broad trade talks last week with a Chinese trade envoy, Trump waded into the ZTE case: He tweeted that he was working with President Xi Jinping to put ZTE “back in business, fast” and save tens of thousands of Chinese jobs.He later tweeted that the ZTE talks were “part of a larger trade deal” being negotiated with China.Word of a reported ZTE agreement comes nearly a week after the U.S. and China suspended plans to impose tariffs on as much as $200 billion of each other’s goods. In doing two, the two nations pulled back from the brink of a trade war over Chinese demands that U.S. companies hand over some of their technology as the price of doing business in China.Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is scheduled to travel to Beijing on June 2 for further discussions over China’s aggressive push to challenge U.S. technological dominance. Resolving the ZTE case — a company that employs more than 70,000 Chinese — could make the talks go more smoothly.___AP Staff Writers Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller contributed to this report.last_img read more

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first_imgMohali: India made 358 for nine against Australia in the fourth One-day International here Sunday. Opener Shikhar Dhawan was back amongst the runs with 143 off 115 balls while Rohit Sharma made 95. Brief scores: 358/9 in 50 overs (Dhawan 143, Rohit 95; 5/70 Cummins). Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat in the fourth ODI against Australia here Sunday. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K L Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Yuzvendra Chahal came in for Mohammed Shami, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football together Marcus Stoinis and Jason Behrendorff made way for Ashton Turner and Nathan Lyon in the Australian XI. India lead the five-match series 2-1. Teams: India: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah. Australia: Aaron Finch(capt), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Alex Carey, Jhye Richardson, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Adam Zampa.last_img read more

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first_imgNEW DELHI: Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s #VoteKar campaign, the AAP on Monday asked how can people vote when the BJP “gets their names deleted”. Modi Sunday appealed to public to vote in record numbers in the upcoming elections and launched the #VoteKar campaign on Twitter. The prime minister also urged personalities from the fields of sports, entertainment, and media to create increased voter awareness. The AAP said while Modi wants people to vote, his party is getting names deleted from Delhi’s voters’ list. In a statement, the AAP alleged that the BJP has engineered a massive voter deletion scam in Delhi where more than 30 lakh voters’ names have been deleted from the electoral rolls. “The deleted names mostly include traders, Purvanchalis and minorities, all of whom have serious reasons for disenchantment with the BJP,” the AAP claimed. The AAP has been alleging “deletion” of names of 30 lakh voters since the 2015 Assembly election in Delhi, claiming that the BJP was behind it.last_img read more

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first_imgThe steamy scenes from ALT Balaji’s Gandi Baat 2 made Anveshi Jain an internet sensation overnight. Her bold and sensuous performance in the web series won her the tag of ‘Most Googled Woman’, which in turn gave a major lift to her career.But all good things come with a price. Though Anveshi looks happy with the popularity and love coming her way, the insensitive trolling and harsh criticism can become a stumbling block for her. In an exclusive interview, the actress talks about her reaction to such trolls and to what extent it affects her: Also Read – An income drop can harm brainYour performance In Gandi Baat 2 was appreciated as much as it was criticised by a section of people, who in fact created controversies. Does that bother you? No, it doesn’t bother me at all. I have always believed that ‘Ignorance is Bliss’ and I am only getting better at it. I am appreciating all the positive things happening in my life…there is so much to be grateful for. Such things are way too small to sweat about as I know what I did and where I am headed. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award Do you believe that Indian society has become more accepting of sexual fluidity? Absolutely they have. With the constant exposure to international content, with easy accessibility to the net, and technology making the sharing of information and content easy, it was something that was bound to happen. Plus, the millennials as a generation are also maturing a lot faster and early. Social media connectivity helps in the collective consciousness, which questions social mores a lot more vociferously. We don’t seem to have a myopic moribund approach to sex and it’s expression on celluloid anymore. It doesn’t shock us or make us curious, we are fairly casual about it. Having said that, portrayal of sex to shock and awe won’t work anymore either, it has to be a part of a coherent narrative for it to work. Was Gandi Baat 2 the turning point in your career? How did things change after the success of that web show? Yes, No matter how much I would want to deflect the reality but it surely became a turning point in my life. Before ‘Gandi Baat’, I was video blogging about human behaviours and dating advice but none of that gave such boost to my career. After the success of ‘Gandi Baat’, life has become easier in terms of work projects. I am getting the kind of work that I always wanted to do. I am busy doing travelling and hospitality shows, movies and web projects. You have signed a Gujarati and Kannada movie. Do you think it would be a good decision to step into films when you are doing extremely good on web platform? Why not? As an actor I feel so privileged and lucky to have the opportunity to express myself through all mediums. For me, what eventually matters is the content and storytelling, and the fact that I am straddling two totally different cinematic diaspora just excites me further. In fact, I wait for the day when I can do multi lingual projects so that I reach out to newer audiences every time. I want to do good work, whatever be the medium. What are the other projects in the line? You are going to see me next in ALT Balaji’s ‘Boss- Baap of Special Services’. Post that I will be doing four more projects including a Gujarati movie, a Zee 5 show, and a web series with Rajpal Yadav and Vijay Raj, but I can’t reveal much details about it.last_img read more

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first_imgNagpur: There are possibilities of a government changing every five years and social organisations should not depend on it for help, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said on Monday.Addressing an event to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Mahamahopadhyay V V Mirashi, Bhagwat said social and research organisations should work towards a strong and permanent source to carry out work for the welfare of the society. “Those who want to speak to government should approach it. But, I don’t feel that social organisations should be dependent (“aashrit”) on government. Because, governments keeps changing, earlier the royal (“rajwati”) government used to change in 30 to 50 years. Now, there are possibilities of a government changing in five years. Hence, there is no faith, until it is there, utilise it,” he said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Bhagwat highlighted the importance of research and knowledge for the welfare of the people. “Presently, gaining knowledge can be for various purposes. Gaining knowledge could be for self interest or for welfare of the society. Knowledge is the way for eternal life. Actually, knowledge is for eternity and giving eternity to all,” he said. Bhagwat further said that Britishers did a lot of research for modern India. “The country’s population census and geography still runs on the basis of their research. But, their research cannot be said as ‘Sanshodhan Maharishi’ as their purpose was selfish and not for the welfare of the people,” he said.last_img read more

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