first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box.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. Subscribe On Monday evening, December 14, 2015, First United Methodist Church will present Christmas Eclectic. This family-friendly event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a light dinner and holiday crafts. A program of holiday handbell choir music and interactive storytelling follows at 7:00 p.m. Children are invited to wear pajamas and comfortable clothing. The evening ends with hot chocolate, cookies and a gift for each child.First United Methodist Church is located at 500 E. Colorado Blvd, in the Playhouse District of Pasadena. Off-street parking is available behind the church and may be accessed from Green Street (a one-way street that runs east; access it from Los Robles Avenue).For more information about events at First UMC, visit www.fumcpasadena.org. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Business News More Cool Stuff 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News center_img Community News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Faith & Religion News First United Methodist Church’s Christmas Eclectic Features Stories, Food and Music From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 1:39 pmlast_img read more

first_imgRED BANK—The Borough of Red Bank has issued a boil water advisory as a precautionary measure to resident on several streets.A water main break at Harding Road and Spring Street has resulted in the advisory for residents living on Spring Street, between Elm Place and Tower Hill Avenue; Manor Drive; and Harding Road, between Horace Place and Tower Hill Avenue.Borough officials note that the advisory is a standard precaution, taken whenever pressure is lost in municipal pipes because of a main break.As a precaution, the state Department of Environmental Protection requires the borough to issue the following advisory: The Department of Environmental Protection has determined that a potential or actual threat of the quality of water being provided to you currently exists.  Therefore, until further notice, bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow to cool before using for consumption;  drinking, ice cubes, washing vegetables and fruit, and for brushing teeth.  Please continue to boil your water until you are notified that the water quality is acceptable.We also recommend the following steps:*Throw away uncooked food or beverages or ice cubes if made with tap water during the day of the advisory;*Keep boiled water in the refrigerator for drinking;*Rinse hand-washed dishes for one minute in diluted bleach (one teaspoon of household bleach per gallon of tap water) or clean your dishes in a dishwasher using the hot wash cycle and dry cycle;*Do not swallow water while you are showering or bathing;*Provide pets with boiled water after cooling;*Do not use home filtering devices in place of boiling or using bottled water; most home water filters will not provide adequate protection from microorganisms;*Use only boiled water to treat minor injuries.The Red Bank Water Utility is addressing the issue and it is expected that the precautionary measure will be over in the next 24 hours. Borough officials will notify residents as soon as the advisory is liftedAnyone with questions may call 732-530-2770.last_img read more

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsAll season long it’s been a period here or a period there that has cost the Nelson Leafs a victory in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League standings.Saturday night in Osoyoos it was in the second frame that most of the damage was done.Thierry Martine and Brock Anderson scored goals in a 12-second span to lift the Desert Dogs to a 4-2 win over the Leafs at the Osoyoos Sun Bowl.The loss gives the Leafs a weekend split in KIJHL action. Friday Nelson finally got one monkey off its back when Cody Abbey and Colton Schell each scored twice and Gavin Currie had three points to lead the Leafs to a 6-2 victory over the Murdoch Division leading Beaver Valley at the NDCC Arena.In the South Okanagan City Nelson stayed with the Coyotes through the first 20 minutes. Despite being out shot 12-10 the Leafs finished the period leading 2-1 on goals by Cameron Dobransky and Connor McLaughlin. Dobransky finished the game with two points.McLaughlin’s marker came with no time remaining in the period. Stefen Jensen had tied the game late in the period before McLaughlin scored.However, in the second the Desert Dogs got the offence going with Martine, second in KIJHL scoring, evening the game before Anderson put the home side in the lead for good.Matt Geurts added an insurance goal on the power play in period Osoyoos owned, out shooting Nelson 21-10.Marcus Beesley, earning his second start of the weekend, took the loss in goal for Nelson.Both teams struggled on the power play with Nelson scoring once in nine attempts while the Coyotes had 13 opportunities. Friday, a four-goal second period, two of the markers coming in the latter stages of the frame, was the difference as the Leafs defeated the Hawks for the first time in four meetings.Nelson has yet to get a win against the other Murdoch power this season, the Castlegar Rebels.After a scoreless first period, Nelson took the lead on goals by Abbey and Schell. Beaver Valley tied the game as Ryan Edwards scored twice in a span of 41 seconds. One marker came on the power play.However, Currie scored on the power play with two minutes left in the frame, and Schell added his second of the game 78 seconds later to give Nelson the lead for good.Abbey, on the power play, and Connor McLaughlin scored third period goal to ice the contest. Beaver Valley out shot Nelson in the contest by a 23-18 count, including a 12-6 barrage in the second period.Leaf netminder Beesley out dueled Mike Vlanich in the battle of the backstoppers to register the victory. It was the first loss in four games against Nelson for the Beaver Valley goaltender.ICE CHIPS: Next home game for Nelson is Sunday, December 12 against Grand Forks. The Leafs travel to Kimberley Friday and Fruitvale Saturday. . . .Nelson finished the month of November with a 7-3 record. . . .The Leafs, jumping into third spot in the division ahead of Spokane Braves with a 16-13 record, also improved to 8-10 against Murdoch Division opposition. Nelson trails division-leading Beaver Valley and Castlegar by 10 points. . . . Nelson’s leading scorer, Gavin Currie, continues to score in bunches. Friday was the Abbotsford product’s 12th multiple-point game of the season. Currie, who had one assist Saturday, has accumulated more than two points in 10 of his last 15 games. . . .Cody Abbey is finally starting to get in the groove after spending most of the season on the injured list. The Kaslo native has registered points in four of the past five games. . . .Braeden Hikichi was back in the lineup Friday after missing last week’s game against Castlegar due to [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 6, 2016)–Led by the Triple Crown Championship team of American Pharoah, Bob Baffert, Victor Espinoza and (owner/breeder) Zayat Stables, Santa Anita-based connections are positioned to have a big night on Jan. 16, when the 45th annual Eclipse Awards gala will be held at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Florida.A winner of his final race as a juvenile, Santa Anita’s Grade I, FrontRunner Stakes on Sept. 27, 2014, American Pharoah wintered at Santa Anita as he prepared for a pair of victories at Oaklawn en route to becoming America’s first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. Following a narrow defeat in the Grade I Travers Stakes Aug. 29, “Pharoah” returned to The Great Race Place and was readied by Baffert for a resounding 6 ½ length win in his career finale–the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Oct. 31.Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder, who began her 2015 campaign with a victory in Santa Anita’s Santa Lucia Stakes April 10, would go on to win the Grade III Adoration Stakes here on June 13, and three consecutive Grade I’s; the Clement Hirsch at Del Mar Aug. 1, the Pacific Classic (versus males) Aug. 22, and Santa Anita’s Zenyatta Stakes on Sept. 26. Trained by Richard Mandella, Beholder, who is now age six, has won two lifetime Eclipse Awards and is nominated in two categories–Older Dirt Female and Horse of the Year.Baffert, who in the opinion of many, may have done his finest-ever work in guiding American Pharoah, who was forced to miss the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile due to a minor injury, through a Triple Crown winning season and ultimately victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, will be trying to win his fourth career Eclipse, following up on his three-peat in 1997, ’98 & ’99.Espinoza, who not only became racing’s first Triple Crown Champion Jockey since Steve Cauthen in 1978, but helped to “mainstream” the Sport of Kings by virtue of multiple appearances on national shows such as The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, Dancing With the Stars and others, also endeared himself to millions as a result of his charitable work with City of Hope, a national leader in cancer treatment and research.Nominated in both the owner and breeder categories, Zayat Stables, which also bred American Pharoah’s sire, Pioneerof the Nile, saw their stable superstar win seven out of eight starts in 2015, which accounted for a staggering $8,288,800 in earnings. Headed by Ahmad Zayat, Zayat Stables seeks its first-ever Eclipse Award.Undefeated in four starts, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Songbird, who used Santa Anita’s Grade I Chandelier Stakes on Sept. 26 as a steppingstone to a rousing 5 ¾ length win in the 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Oct. 31, headquartered at Santa Anita for most of 2015 and is considered an odds-on favorite to be named Eclipse Champion 2-year-old filly. Owned by Fox Hill Farms, Inc., Songbird, a Kentucky-bred filly by Medaglia d’Oro, has earnings of $1,502,000.Reddam Racing’s undefeated Nyquist, who was a first-out maiden winner going five furlongs at Santa Anita on June 5, went on to register wins in the Grade II Best Pal Stakes, Grade I Del Mar Futurity and Santa Anita’s Grade I FrontRunner Stakes en route to his half length length victory in the Grade I Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Oct. 31. Trained by Doug O’Neill, Nyquist amassed earnings of $1,613,600.last_img read more

first_imgSHOW STEALER:  Owned and bred in Kentucky by CHRB Commissioner George Krikorian, this 5-year-old mare by Eskendereya was second, beaten 2 ½ lengths by Vale Dori in the La Canada and never threatened when fourth to her two starts back in the Grade II Bayakoa Handicap Dec. 3.  Trained by Art Sherman and based at Los Alamitos, Show Stealer ran what appeared to be the best race of her career in the La Canada Jan. 14, and she’ll hope to improve off of that effort with Tyler Baze riding back on Saturday.  With a fast pace expected, Show Stealer will likely be taken in-hand early and be called upon around the far turn.  With an overall mark of 20-3-3-3, she has earnings of $217,180. THE GRADE II SANTA MARIA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 4 of 9 – Approximate post time 2 p.m. PT                 VALE DORI:  An odds-on winner of her last three races by a combined 15 ¾ lengths, Argentine-bred Vale Dori is at the top of her game at age five and has four wins from six stateside starts for Baffert.  A gate to wire winner over a “good” surface in the  1 1/16 miles La Canada here on Jan. 14, she’ll likely be on the lead once again, or sitting second to trainer Jim Cassidy’s addition of Midnight Toast. Dispatched at 1-5 in the La Canada, she was 1-2 two starts back in the Grade II Bayakoa on Dec. 3, a race in which she laid second for three quarters of a mile and rallied to win by an authoritative three lengths.  Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum, Vale Dori has been ridden in her past two starts by “Big Money” Mike Smith, who is back aboard Saturday.  A Group I winner in her native Argentina, Vale Dori is 11-6-3-1 overall with earnings of $574,943. SECOND TO VALE DORI LAST MONTH, SHERMAN’S SHOW STEALER HOPES TO TURN TABLEScenter_img ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2017)–Although Bob Baffert’s streaking Vale Dori has taken on an air of invincibility following her victory in last month’s Grade II La Canada Stakes, Art Sherman’s Show Stealer will be looking for a piece of the action as this pair heads a field of six older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita.  Won last year by Jerry Hollendorfer’s Tara’s Tango, the Santa Maria will be run for the 75th time and be contested at a mile and a sixteenth. Midnight Toast, Jamie Theriot, 120Lady Tapit, Mario Gutierrez, 120Autumn Flower, Flavien Prat 120Sheer Pleasure, Martin Garcia, 120Show Stealer, Tyler Baze, 120Vale Dori–Mike Smith–122First post time for a nine-race card Saturday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

first_imgHello, Green NSP World. I saw this post on the larger Enterprise Community Partners blog by Ray Demers @the horizon and thought you would enjoy it! – AmyCharrettes as a simpler fixWould you rather replace the gasket on a leaky faucet or wet-vac your flooded basement? Most people would choose to replace the gasket — it’s a simpler problem, a cheaper fix and a much smaller headache. That, in a nutshell, is integrative design — project teams coming together early in the design process to identify potential opportunities and risks, and address them before they become costly.Beyond just saving time and money, integrative design allows teams to brainstorm and design in real time: electrical engineers informing the architect, operations and maintenance (O&M) staff informing the HVAC engineer, and residents informing the landscape architect. These real-time interactive design sessions, called charrettes, facilitate better coordination among contractors and engineers, and often result in more comfortable and well-designed buildings. Charrettes are also the perfect time to consider green building options that enhance the quality of life for residents and save resources.Saving time and money: an exampleIn case you still think integrative design planning is a luxury rather than a necessity, here’s an example of how this kind of planning can make a huge impact:A group wants to build a multistory residential development in a suburban location. The developer has few requirements, but wants to keep the price tag low. During the charrette, the architect asks participants to rethink the building’s solar orientation. They decide to do this by making the primary hallway run east to west. This small change allows the mechanical engineer to scale down the HVAC system slightly because of the increased natural ventilation.Then, a member of the O&M staff suggests adding shading devices over the windows to further reduce the load on the HVAC system. The landscape architect concludes that changing the solar orientation of the building will create a more scenic approach, allowing him to design a larger retention pond and maybe even recycle the site’s rainwater. The building becomes more comfortable because of the natural ventilation and solar shading, more efficient and less costly to run because of the smaller HVAC system — and all of this was made possible by reconsidering something as simple as solar orientation.The end resultWhat’s the end result of an integrative design session like the one described above? See the Living Building Eco-Charrette Report by Green Building Services to learn more.And here are some resources for planning and conducting your integrative design session: Enterprise Green Communities Charrette ToolkitNational Institute of Building Science ResourcesWhat’s your experience in integrative design? If you have facilitated or participated in charrettes, how have you implemented feedback from these sessions? If you are new to charrettes, what questions do you have?last_img read more

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now If it were easy to win your dream client, everyone would do it. The fact that it is challenging means it is something worth doing. It also means winning your dream client is going to take your intention, massive action, initiative, resourcefulness, and persistence. Very few are willing to do the work necessary to displace a competitor and look for something they believe to be easier to accomplish. For the few that are willing to play this game, here is how you might think about year negative one, year zero, year one, and the pursuit of your dream client.Year Negative One (-1)Displacing a competitor is rarely ever easy, and unless your competitor is doing a terrible job, they aren’t going to lose their client very quickly. You should be grateful this is true, because your clients are loyal to you, and you want your dream client to be faithful to you when you win their business. Because it takes time, you might think about the first year as year negative one (-1).You are unknown. Not only does your dream client not know you, but they also have no idea you are a value creator. Your dream client isn’t considering changing their partner now. If you haven’t updated your beliefs about sales, your opinion might be that there is nothing to do right now, that your dream client is locked down. The truth, however, is that there is much work to do now. You need to become known, recognized as someone with ideas, and begin shaping the lens through which your dream client sees their business, their problems, their challenges, and their opportunities.First, you want to be known, which means making calls, leaving voicemails, sending follow-up emails, and communicating in other mediums. Second, you want to begin capturing mindshare (see Chapter 2 in Eat Their Lunch), shaping their lens.You’re going to need to do your homework, working to understand their business and industry well enough to develop a theory as to what they might need to do different in the near future. Win customers away from your competition. Check out Eat Their LunchThe assumption here is that you are years away from an opportunity. How far away from an opportunity are you? God only knows, and he ain’t talking.Year Zero (0)It doesn’t matter if you call on your dream client with a patient, professional, persistent pursuit plan through this time or not; the time is going pass regardless of what you do or don’t do. You are free to do whatever you want, but you are not free from the consequences.The salespeople who make one call a year (or quarter) don’t register with their dream client. They go away so quickly and for so long that they are forgotten the minute they disappear and never given another thought. The consequence is that should there be an opportunity, a slight opening, you won’t find your way through it.Nature abhors a vacuum. If you are not the one shaping your prospect’s lens, someone else will. If you allow someone else to capture mindshare, you are ceding an advantage to your competitor. If there is no competitor, your unwillingness or lack of discipline around nurturing the relationship isn’t going to position you to create or win an opportunity.When others give up and go away, creating an opportunity requires you stay the course.Year One (1)Finally, an opportunity. Maybe it took you eight quarters to create an opening. You are now known as a value creator, and you have had time to shape your dream client’s views over time through phone calls, and emails, and the insights and ideas you have shared over time. You have earned a right to be in the room.The sales conversation has now begun, and it is time for you to share your theory, your ideas about why your dream client might need to change, how they should change, and the better future you believe you can help them deliver.It may seem as if it took a long time to get this place, but using a strategy like this across a relatively robust list of dream clients is likely to produce results sooner in some cases. However, if you retain your clients for, say, seven years, it’s a worthwhile exercise. There is nothing that prevents you from pursuing closer opportunities at the same time.Three Years Gone Bye NowOver the last three years, you did not win any dream clients that you were not pursuing during that time—and likely long before that.If you want shade, the best time to plant a tree was one-hundred years ago. The second best time is now. Only you can decide when year negative one (-1) begins. If you don’t start this process, you can be confident it has not started for your dream client. Instead of waiting for your dream client, act as if they are waiting for you.last_img read more

first_imgLincoln boss Cowley: I tried to sell Chapman to Evertonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLincoln City boss Danny Cowley appreciated the response from Everton rival Marco Silva for yesterday’s FA Cup defeat.Everton managed to edge Lincoln 2-1.”I was trying to sell him Ellis Chapman, our 17-year-old who came on and played that lovely pass, and was seeing if he fancied giving us a couple of million for him,” Cowley said with a smile.”But seriously, he was really positive with everything. He said how well we had defended without the ball and how good our structure and organisation was and that we were as difficult to play against as any Premier League team he’d played against this season, which was really kind.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgAnton Gill goes up for layup vs. NC State.Twitter/‏@CBSSportsCBB Little-used guard Anton Gill emerged during this year’s NCAA Tournament, helping Louisville top N.C. State with seven points on 3-of-3 shooting and two steals in just 11 minutes of play. That game ended up being the defining one of his brief Louisville career, as the former Top-50 recruit announced that he intended to transfer from the program, where he averaged just 9.4 minutes per game in 2014-15, after the season. While there were initially thoughts that Gill would transfer closer to a school in North Carolina to be closer to home, Gill is actually heading farther west, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.Louisville transfer Anton Gill told ESPN he has committed to Nebraska.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 5, 2015Nebraska had a disappointing 13-18 season in 2014-15, after a breakout 2013-14 in which Tim Miles’ team went 19-13 and made the NCAA Tournament. Perhaps a talent like Gill can help replace the void left by star Terran Petteway, who has declared for the NBA Draft.last_img read more

first_imgBURNABY, B.C. – Burnaby RCMP say they arrested a woman who chained herself to a work truck Friday morning, one day after the B.C. Supreme Court granted Trans Mountain an injunction against demonstrators.Just before 8 a.m., Mounties received a report of a demonstrator who had chained herself to a work vehicle, impeding its movement.Police say the 19-year-old woman was asked to remove the chains, but she refused and they arrested her for mischief.The RCMP say they want to remind those involved in the ongoing demonstrations that police are an impartial party and they are there to ensure the safety of everyone involved.On Thursday, a judge granted Trans Mountain an indefinite injunction aimed at preventing people from entering within five metres of work sites at the Burnaby and Westridge Marine terminals.last_img read more