First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Subscribe Business News The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), the nation’s leading non-profit, non-partisan, media advocacy and civil rights organization for the benefit and advancement of Latinos, today announced that Brian Pacheco has been hired as the organization’s new Social Media and Communications Strategist.Pacheco comes to NHMC from GLAAD, a national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, where he worked as the Spanish-Language Media Strategist and secured local, national, and international media coverage, as well as developed and implemented social media campaigns targeting Latinos.“I’m very pleased that Brian has joined the NHMC team. He brings valuable experience not only in communications but in advocacy work.” said NHMC President & CEO, Alex Nogales. “The 2010 census and the last Presidential election made it clear that the U.S. Latino population can no longer be ignored. It’s an exciting time for Latinos in media and for NHMC’s work. Brian’s skill and passion are exactly what our organization needs at this important moment of change.”Pacheco began working in the organization’s Pasadena headquarters in late August. For press inquiries, he can be reached at [email protected] or (626) 792-6462.About NHMCThe National Hispanic Media Coalition is a non-partisan, non-profit, media advocacy and civil rights organization established in 1986 in Los Angeles, California. Its mission is to educate and influence media corporations on the importance of including U.S. Latinos at all levels of employment. It augments the pool of Latino talent with its professional development programs. It challenges media that carelessly exploit negative Latino stereotypes. It scrutinizes and opines on media and telecommunications policy issues. Business Newsmaker NHMC Hires New Social Media and Communications Strategist From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 | 1:09 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Community News Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Developed to assist the small farmers of the community subsidize their income and livelihood the Cockrane Rabbit Festival has grown from strength to strength over the last seven years.The Festival which was originally held on the Sunday preceding the August Monday has been heralded by villagers and patrons alike as one of the events in the Dominican calendar of activities to look out for.Over the last 3 years however the festival has been rained out although many patrons have and will brave inclement weather to attend the feast put together by the dedicated members of the committee.This year however it is hoped that no one will have to brave rains and muddy fields to attend the event which has had a change of date but still promises to leave the Dominican public satiated and satisfied with another well organised festival with a twist this time around.Members of the Cockrane rabbit festival committee have indicated that they are poised to give patrons of the festival the same wonderfully prepared rabbit delicacies. Fun games and sporting activities will form part of the event as well.One of Dominica’s up and coming bands the Fanatik band has also been contracted to add a bit more pizzas and entertainment quality to the twilight and evening hours of the festival.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews The popular “Rabbit Festival” is on again this year on May 1st. by: – April 26, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share 18 Views no discussions Share Share Tweet
A Florida man is suing an airline, alleging that one of its employees sexually assaulted his six-year-old son while the unaccompanied minor was traveling from Brazil back to the state.The father filed the negligence lawsuit Monday against LATAM Airlines in federal court in Orlando. The complaint states that the airline did not train and supervise its employees.In addition, the lawsuit claims that the flight attendant misplaced the boy’s travel documents, making him unable to board a Florida-bound flight.The boy was then put up at a hotel, where the alleged assault took place.LATAM Airlines released a statement that it is taking the situation seriously.
DETROIT (AP) — Correctly predicting the outcome of every game in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is no layup. There’s now a $1 billion prize waiting for anyone able to pull off the feat this spring.Quicken Loans Inc. announced Tuesday that it will team with investor Warren Buffett’s Omaha, Neb.-based Berkshire Hathaway on the “Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge.”The Detroit-based mortgage lender says any qualified entrant who correctly predicts the winners of every game in the tournament will be paid in 40 annual installments of $25 million. A winner also can elect to receive an immediate $500 million lump-sum payment or share in that payment if there’s more than one perfect bracket submitted.Submissions are limited to one per household.
RUMSON – St. George’s-by-the-River Church will hold its annual Canterbury Art Show, a Tapestry of the Arts Sept. 20-22 at St. George’s-by-the-River, 7 Lincoln Ave.The church will be the setting for the juried and nonjuried work of more than 80 artists. All proceeds will directly benefit St. George’s-by-the-River and its outreach grants to more than 30 local agencies serving the needy of Monmouth and Ocean counties.The art show and sale will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22.A meet the artists reception and presentation of awards to juried artists will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be available. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door.Architectural highlight tours of St. George’s Church will be given at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.The Tapestry of the Arts reception and annual raffle drawing will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, crabcakes and dessert will be available. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door.Additional information is available by visiting www. canterburyartshow.com, emailing to [email protected] stgeorgesrumson.org or calling Beth Sherrard at 732-383-7465 or Denise Weiner 732-471-8512.
By 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]
The Jamaica Scorpions will be look to leapfrog leaders Barbados Pride atop the standings in the Digicel WICB Regional Four-day Championship when the two meet at Sabina Park, starting today.The Nikita Miller-led Scorpions, fresh off a narrow win over the Windward Islands Volcanoes last weekend, are fifth in the six-team championship but are just 3.4 points behind Barbados Pride.Barbados lead with 24.4 points, with the Leeward Islands Hurricanes second on 24.2. Defending champions the Guyana Jaguars are third on 24 points with the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force fourth on 22. The Scorpions are next with 21 points, while rounding off the standings are the Windwards, who, having notched up two losses, are on 20.6 points.Starting this season, 0.2 of a point is awarded to teams for each wicket taken by a fast bowler.”Barbados will come here the more confident team, but I am always confident in my bowling team, regardless of the surface and the opponents. The batting, that is my concern,” Miller said ahead of the match.”If we can correct that (weak batting) and give the bowling unit a chance to rest and think about how to attack our opponents, we will do well,” he added.Jamaica, who are yet to pass 250 runs to date, will enter the contest hoping for an improved batting display. The local selectors have looked to bolster that area by including former West Indies Under-19 all-rounder Fabian Allen in the squad.The 21-year-old has come in to replace 19-year-old fast bowler Oshane Thomas.With Thomas out, the squad is then left with only one specialist fast bowler in Reynard Leveridge. The West Indies A team player is set to lead the attack and should share the new ball with all-rounder Derval Green.Allen, who also bowls spin is expected to provide back-up for Miller and leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, as well as add to the middle-order batting.Barbados, meanwhile, have named an unchanged squad from their impressive 292 runs victory over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in Port-of-Spain last weekend.They will be led by West Indies Test players all-rounder Roston Chase, left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, fast bowler Kemar Roach, and batsman, Sharmarh Brooks.Jamaica Scorpions (from): Nikita Miller (captain), Fabian Allen, Jermaine Blackwood, John Campbell, Derval Green, Trevon Griffith, Damion Jacobs, Brandon King, Reynard Leveridge, AndrÈ McCarthy, Devon Thomas, Shacaya Thomas, Chadwick WaltonBarbados Pride (from): Kevin Stoute (captain), Anthony Alleyne, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Nikolai Charles, Justin Greaves, Aaron Jones, Kevin McClean, Omar Phillips, Mario Rampersaud, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican, Kenroy Williams
Click here if you’re having trouble viewing this video on a mobile device.Remember when the Warriors could shoot the basketball? I mean, really shoot it. Remember the steely-eyed sharpshooters that represented for Golden State back in the day? Wouldn’t you love to see their likes again?Well, you missed your chance. This past Friday in Georgetown University’s McDonough Arena, Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond — two-thirds of TMC — filled the net from distance (OK, it was college distance, but …
Hello, 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?
Learn how to create a dazzling high-res hologram in this exclusive Star Wars-inspired tutorial. Includes free project file and assets!There are few motion graphic sequences as iconic as the holograms from the Star Wars saga. From “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi.” to “It’s true. All of it.“, holograms are an essential part of the Star Wars storytelling process. So naturally the team at PremiumBeat thought it would be a great idea to put together a tutorial on creating a Star Wars-inspired hologram.Here’s the look:The tutorial covers:Simulating LightingSimulating Depth of Field Using 3D CamerasCompositing ElementsWhile this tutorial covers a Star Wars-inspired hologram, the same technique can be applied to create other styles of HUDs, such as military or superhero.Download the Free Star Wars-Inspired Hologram Project FileThis tutorial comes fully equipped with a free project file and video assets. If you would like to follow along using the same clips, you are highly encouraged to download the project file below.DOWNLOAD FREE HOLOGRAM PROJECT FILE + ASSETSIf you want to learn more about creating Star Wars effects in After Effects, here are a few more great tutorials from around the web:Star Wars Lightspeed in After EffectsCreate the Star Wars Titles in After EffectsStar Wars Tutorial RoundupHave any helpful tips for making holograms in After Effects? Share them in the comments below!