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first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Uncategorized Theater Arts Caltech Presents Boldly Go!, a Musical Parody Based Upon Star Trek From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, February 1, 2016 | 4:28 pm 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. Business News Theater Arts Caltech presents Boldly Go!, a musical parody based upon Star Trek. Boldly Go! follows the intrepid crew of the Starship Enterprise, along with some new characters, on an exciting and hilarious adventure.Assumptions will be confronted, paradigms challenged, alliances tested, and new contacts made ­ whether for good or ill as yet to be seen. And it¹s all set to a side-splitting tour de force of musical mayhem! While having fun with the sometimes farcical aspects of science fiction and parodying Star Trek, this new show also satirizes the musical theater genre. Boldly Go! is written by brothers Cole Remmen (University of Minnesota Theatre Arts Senior) and Grant Remmen (Caltech theoretical physics graduate student).The Caltech world premiere, featuring a talented cast from the Caltech and Jet Propulsion Lab communities, is being directed by Theater Arts Caltech director Brian Brophy (Star Trek TNG; Shawshank Redemption; PhD Comics 2). At its core, Boldly Go! is a story about being true to oneself and one’s convictions, about friendship and love, about discovery and wonder, about the triumph of the individual over adversity, about the needs of the many, and about the joy of sharing with each other and the audience this vast and mysterious Universe.Performance dates:Friday, February 26, 7:30pmSaturday, February 27, 7:30pmSunday, February 28, 2:30pmThursday, March 3, 7:30pmFriday, March 4, 7:30pmSaturday, March 5, 2:30pmBoldly Go! A Musical Parody will be performed at Ramo Auditorium, Caltech (1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena).This performance is open to the public. Ticket prices are $5 – $18. Tickets are available at Caltech Events at (626)-395-4652 or athttp://tacit.caltech.edu/shows/1516boldlygo.Theater Arts Caltech (TACIT) teaches Caltech students the art of storytelling through dramatic literature, new play development, and fun and engaging social events. Through this vital skill of storytelling, they become more articulate, well-rounded individuals, effectively communicating with members of the Caltech community, family, friends and future employers. Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Top of the News center_img Subscribe HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 0 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 Showtimeslast_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. –– District Health Department No. 4 says individuals who attended a stag party on June 20, 2020 from 5 p.m. and after on Herron Rd, in Alpena County, between Long Rapids Rd and M-32 have the potential for exposure to the coronavirus.Individuals should monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days since the possible exposure.  Anyone who is self-monitoring as a result should stay away from family, close contacts and roommates as much as possible. Those that develop symptoms within 14 days of these dates should contact their doctor and consider COVID 19 testing.DHD4 continues to urge:• employees and customers to wear masks in indoor spaces as required by the Governor’s current Executive Order as part of being allowed to reopen, • staying at least 6 feet away from others, • avoiding large gatherings, • when recreating outdoors, maintain social distancing and do not congregate, • washing your hands frequently for at least twenty seconds, • avoiding touching your face, • disinfecting commonly touched surfaces.“This is a stark reminder that the virus is still circulating in Northern Michigan. We need to continue to be vigilante and practice social distancing, wear masks, and be mindful that this is far from being over,” said Denise Bryan, Health Officer at DHD4. “Just because we have reopened, does not mean we can relax our protective actions. Especially for our young adults, we are seeing increased numbers in 18-25 year olds in Michigan.”The health department says the only time  it will alert the public to specific locations where an individual who has tested positive has been is when the contact-tracing team is unable to contact all of the individuals who may have been present. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Community College’s local correctional officer graduationNext Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Allowing Professional Sports to Return to Actionlast_img read more

first_imgDDTV: A young Donegal woman has fulfilled her lifelong ambition by starring in the lead role in a short film made to celebrate her 21st birthday.Claire Doherty 21, who has Down Syndrome has always dreamed of being an actress and hopes to one day make it big in Hollywood. If executive producers in Hollywood take a look at Claire’s incredible performance in the video above, it won’t be long before she’s swapping Kilmacrennan for Los Angeles.Her brother Paul, who is a talented wedding photographer decided to make Claire’s dream come through and recorded the hilarious video above which also stars Donegal GAA captain Michael Murphy.To watch the hilarious film simply click play on the video above.  DDTV: WATCH YOUNG DONEGAL GIRL FULFIL ACTING DREAM IN AMAZING VIDEO was last modified: May 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:actressClaire DohertyDDTVEntertainmentFeaturesHollywoodnewslast_img read more

first_img21 June 2016The first Action on Albinism in Africa forum, held from 17 to 19 June in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, brought together over 150 people from 28 countries to lay down a roadmap of specific measures to combat human rights abuses against people with albinism.The event, organised by Ikponwosa Ero, a UN expert on albinism, urged African governments to do more to protect their albino population.Ero took to Twitter to highlight the event: ACTION on ALBINISM forum underway in Dar, #ActionOnAlbinism #AlbinismAfrica #NotGhosts pic.twitter.com/NaZagqx1wJ— IkponwosaEro (@UnAlbinism) June 17, 2016 Forum a success! Closed by minister of foreign affairs in #Tanzania #ActionOnAlbinism #AlbinismAfrica #NotGhosts pic.twitter.com/8uKkE0Jp2r— IkponwosaEro (@UnAlbinism) June 19, 2016Albinism is a birth condition in which the body is unable to produce melanin, the pigment in the skin. Ignorance of the condition means many albinos in sub- Saharan Africa – Tanzanians in particular – suffer discrimination and violence.Africans with albinism have been murdered because many believe their bodies have magical powers. Across central and eastern Africa, especially, people believe albino body parts can help achieve instant wealth. Most victims are women and children. The youngest known victim, from Tanzania, was just 7 months old.Last year the documentary In the Shadow of the Sun brought global attention to the plight of albinos in Tanzania, telling their stories and urging people to get involved in fighting discrimination against them.In the film, 15-year-old Vedastus described how his community believed his albinism gave him magical powers. Every day, he had to go fishing with people in his village. “They like to take me, because they say I could save them. They say that if the boat capsizes, I am the only person that cannot die.“If they come on top of me, they will not drown. They will not die. They believe that I float on water.”Measures to tackle ignoranceEro said some African countries had successfully tackled this discrimination with specific, practical, simple and effective measures. These, she said, included “having a dedicated office and budget on the issue, creating a telephone hotline to report crimes and threats, and regulating ‘witchcraft’ and traditional medicine practitioners.“But these ideas have to be shared as best practices and developed into a continental roadmap to successfully tackle the issues.”Ero said now was the time for action.“As the continent of Africa celebrates the decade of human rights, and the UN launches the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda which pledges to leave no one behind, we have a good context in which to plant this forum,” she said.”It is not going to be easy to come up with specific measures for all the issues arising out of the problems faced by persons with albinism, but the best practices of some states and civil society to date will represent a key step forward in promoting and protecting their human rights.”Source: United Nations News Centre and SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I recently found myself inescapably trapped in a traffic jam in Indianapolis. It wasn’t cars and trucks, but a sea of blue jackets that prevented me from moving. I was in a hurry to meet with some folks for an interview and was being temporarily delayed without any hope of moving. The reason: the National Anthem.I was riding up the escalator just outside of the arena prior to the start of a session. All of the televisions in the hallway featured a lone corduroy-clad FFA member singing a beautiful, respectful version of the National Anthem then switched to a picture of the flag. The escalator was packed with FFA members trying to get to their seats for the start of the Session and everyone (to a person) stopped in the places they were standing with their hand over their heart, respectfully watching the flag on the multiple televisions in the vicinity. The problem, of course, was that the disrespectful escalator kept relentlessly hauling the students to the next floor where they began to pile up all around me in a mass of patriotic FFA members. By the time the song was done, quite a crowd had amassed and there were FFA members falling all over each other, but almost no words broke the respectful silence.At the other sessions, I was amazed every time more than 50,000 teenagers and their advisors in one arena stood in complete silence between the pauses in the national anthem. It happened over and over again. I’d purposefully listen during the pause after “banner ye-et wa-ave.” Every time. Silence. Amazing.Then, after “home of the brave” thunderous applause and cheers of USA, USA, USA erupted from every corner of the formerly quiet arena. Also amazing.As always it was a real pleasure to see so many talented, hard working FFA members from around Ohio get recognized at the highest levels of competition. For example, Chrysta Beck of Pettisville was the American Star in Agriscience winner. She has worked extensively with poultry for her project.“It is pretty amazing. It is a lot of work and it feels good to be here,” Beck said. “My project ranged from general broiler production factors to in-egg injection of probiotics as an antibiotic alternative, so it was a wide range of the poultry industry to say the least. In my production factors I looked at different temperature ranges and I found the ideal temperature range to use in my facilities. I also found that probiotics may be a viable option for the poultry industry as we move forward to antibiotic free programs.”Beck is at Mississippi State University finishing up her undergrad degree with plans to eventually go to vet school and start a career in avian medicine and research. Beck’s passion for poultry and dedication to her work have served her well, but it hasn’t always been easy.“Don’t be afraid to try and go for it. If it is a passion of yours, look into it and work hard for it,” she said. “I have had many hypotheses that are not supported by the data I have collected. It is good to not get discouraged by that. The work will always go on.”It was not just Ohio’s students that were recognized. This state is also home to many talented advisors. Stephanie Jolliff, the FFA advisor for the Ridgemont Chapter was recognized for her years of student success as an Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher.“I have been blessed to have a career in ag education. For those looking into this profession, it is one of the greatest professions you can choose because you have the opportunity to mold and impact young people and really focus on how we provide transferrable skills. I have been at Ridgemont for 12 years and have been teaching for 21 years. I have a passion for ag education. I am working on my PhD right now with an interest in continuing to pursue the growth of agricultural education so we can continue to feed and clothe our growing population,” Jolliff said. “Every young person has amazing God given talents that I think it is our job to find and polish. Many times kids walk into our classrooms and don’t understand those hidden treasures they have within their heart. I think the beauty of ag teachers across the country is being able to connect with kids one on one, understand what their talents are, and then hone in on those through agricultural education and truly bolster the next leaders of our country.”She pointed out that the always-evolving FFA provides the framework for teachers to help student success.“Kids come out of FFA with a strong passion for work and change and a desire for things to be improved. That is what ag teachers do and why people teach ag,” Jolliff said. “At the heart of this is the structure of the FFA. The rigor, the content and the curriculum have continued to grow. If we look in the fields of agriculture and how a tractor has changed, that is really how ag education has transformed. We are producing good students but the technology and the tools have changed.”Even Ohio FFA alumni were showcased at the event. Honorary American Degrees were presented to Leah Amstutz of Columbus, Karen Cooley of Williamsfield and Andrew Muntz of Columbus. Mark Schweitzer, VP of investor relations for ADM and Liberty Benton FFA alum, was onstage at the National Convention in his role as the 2017 Chair for the National FFA Foundation Sponsors’ Board.“We had $25.8 million generated in the last year. It was raised by the Sponsors’ Board made up of companies all across North America and individual donors. It will go into scholarships, education, leadership programs, and some of it will filter back into the state organizations. Giving back to the students is the real goal,” Schweitzer said. “For me agriculture is a career. It is a passion. If you walk out of here and this is not contagious to you, you’d better look in the mirror because something is wrong. If the future is in their capable hands, I’m comfortable. These students are motivated.“All of us may compete in some sectors of the business in the agricultural value chain, but we have common goal of creating a talent pipeline for the future. Everybody throws their hat in the ring and works hard to be able to raise those dollars to go back into these programs. Industry is stoked about what they can do with this organization.”In my experience of attending many years of the National FFA Convention, Schweitzer is right. It is impossible to not feel better about our state, our nation and our future during a visit to the event, even if you have to endure an occasional traffic jam.last_img read more

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now In the summer, I ride a bicycle. A few years ago, I was training to ride across Death Valley. A friend of mine, Johnny, spent the summer training with me. We rode a century (100 miles) together almost every Saturday. Once we rode 107 miles in the rain. Johnny never complained. Not once.On one miserably hot Saturday, we were riding through the hills in southern Ohio. One hill was really steep. I wanted to get off my bike and walk, but I held in there, barely turning the pedals over. Johnny was falling further and further behind. A couple of cyclists rode up to me and said, “Hey, you need to wait up for your buddy. He’s really struggling.” I said, “Thanks. He’s fine, though.” They persisted, “You should really wait.” I said thanks again and kept pedaling. These two cyclists were clearly disappointed I didn’t wait for Johnny. But I had spent all summer riding with Johnny. I really didn’t need to wait.Later in the day, the same two riders who were badgering me to wait for Johnny looked up, surprised to see Johnny barreling by them with me barely hanging on to his wheel. Johnny doesn’t look like a cyclist. He doesn’t look like an athlete. But he’s tougher than nails. And his second wind is a sight to behold. I told him the story about the two cyclists, and he smiled at them as flew past them.Cycling, like much of life, is a mental game. When the little voice in your head tells you that you’re done, that you can’t go on, you’re really just getting started. That little voice tries makes it easy to quit. It tells you that you’re tired. Sometimes it’s clever enough to persuade you not to start, that there will be time tomorrow.But you don’t have to listen to that little voice. You are much stronger than you believe. You can go much further than you ever imagined. You have a second wind. And a third wind. And even a fourth.Sometimes you might have to put the chain in the small ring and move slower than you’d like. But when your second wind kicks in, you can put the chain back on the big ring and pedal like there’s no tomorrow. Just keep turning the pedals over until your second (or third) wind kicks in.last_img read more

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. says the actual price the federal government will pay for its Trans Mountain pipeline system and expansion project will be hundreds of millions of dollars less than the $4.5 billion it announced in May.In a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the company says it estimates it will have to pay at least $325 million in capital gains taxes to the Canadian government when the deal is concluded.It says that reduces the “net price” to $4.175 billion. The filing is designed to advise Kinder Morgan Canada shareholders in advance of their vote on the transaction in August. Houston-based parent company Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns about two-thirds of the shares.The document also recounts the negotiations that led to the deal, including an initial offer by the company to give the government a five per cent equity stake in return for financial guarantees and Ottawa’s counter suggestion it could buy 51 per cent of the pipeline assets.The filing notes that once they decided on a 100 per cent sale, Kinder Morgan offered to sell for $6.5 billion and the government came back with a counter offer of $3.85 billion.An attached report from adviser TD Securities concludes that the deal as negotiated is fair for shareholders.last_img read more

first_imgCouncillor Klassen brought up a recent Facebook post by the Fort St. John Professional Firefighters Association, that reminded citizen’s to keep their fire hydrants clear of snow. Councillor Klassen asked City staff whose responsibility does this job fall upon. They responded that City staff does go out to clear hydrants, yet with so many in town if you have a hydrant near or on your property they welcome help to keep them clear in case of emergency.At the Regular Council Meeting the policy would be passed as presented, Council then made a motion for the City staff to bring back a report on how it would impact services and the budget if level one was changed to read ‘snow and ice control following snowfall accumulation greater than 7.5 and less than 15 cm over a 72 hour period based on historical data’.To view the presentation; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – Council asked City staff to bring forward more information on the policy and procedure on how snow is removed in Fort St. John.At the Committee of the Whole (COW) Meeting January 28, 2019, City staff presented a thorough break down of the snow and ice control policy, sharing with Council the principals of snow removal, establishing priority, following policy, allocating and distributing resources and how the City staff goes about doing this.Mayor Lori Ackerman had expressed concern with some of the wording used in the presentation, “The reality is our entire community is a priority, when we use words like priorities it looks like we are putting one on top of another when they are listed like this for safety.”last_img read more

first_imgFacing Roger Federer in a finale and toppling him is always special and requires special effort too. For an elated Dominic Thiem, triumphing over the legend in the BNP Paribas Open final was as dreamy as it could get. The Austrian, long heralded as among most talented of his generation, put up a classy display against the Swiss to clinch his first-ever ATP Masters 1000 trophy 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on scoreboard. Having experienced a topsy-turvy start to the season, the finale began on similar lines with the 25-year-old striving hard to get his nose in front. Hunting for his 12th ATP Tour prize in total, the Austrian seemed hell bent on putting an end to Roger’s starry line of 20 straight final victories. As the encounter progressed, it didn’t take Thiem very long to find his stride – accredited to his dizzying backhands – and turn the tables against the bigwig who was awaiting his 101st career title and 28th at the Masters 1000 level. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhHowever, after two hours and two minutes of tennis, he was more or less in seventh heaven – lying on the court celebrating his roller coaster ride of a tournament, where he didn’t drop a set on his way to the galvanizing semi-final against Milos Raonic, which he narrowly won before scripting a milestone victory in his third final appearance. Presently, he occupies the 4th spot in the ATP rankings – equaling his highest career ranking. On the other hand, there are the adventures of Bianca Andreescu – a wild card entry at Indian Wells. She kicked off her 2019 campaign outside the top 100 in the world – but, since then, the teen has come a long way to reach the 24th spot in the rankings. The 18-year-old arrived in the Coachella valley on the back of two finals played this year; and, watching her in the business was a fascinating sight to behold as she went on to register seven wins in the competition, upsetting No 6 and 8 seeds en route the finale. And, not to forget the 6-0, 6-1 drabbing of Grand Slam winner Gabrine Muguruza in the quarters. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterAs she climbed the ladder, the semi-final and final against top seeds Elina Svitolina and Angelique Kerber appeared to be tough nuts to crack. But, here again, she audaciously managed to not reel under pressure, albeit moments of wavering focus and inconsistency in between, which only bemoaned a lack of experience, inevitable for a young player playing at such a high level. Nevertheless, the Canadian, showcasing power plays throughout the tournament, bagged over a million in cash prize and has now become the youngest woman to win the Indian Wells – something no wild card has ever pulled off. Replicating Serena Williams’s feat achieved in 1999 in her teenage years, the signs of a formidable player have already started to surface as she has bested all three top-10 opponents she’s faced till date – perhaps marking a glittering future in the sport.last_img read more

first_imgMumbai: Picking the West Indies and England as the biggest threat, India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Monday said an “experienced” bowling attack on helpful English conditions could give Virat Kohli’s men edge in the World Cup. With a new round-robin format in place, he said early momentum and consistency will be key to India’s success in the tournament starting in the United Kingdom from May 30. “Overall our team is pretty strong. Our overall package is very good. This time the World Cup will be played in a new format, we will play nine league games, so momentum and consistency will be important,” said Rahane, who couldn’t find a place in the squad. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju”If you start well you will have to keep up the momentum, you will have to play consistent cricket throughout the tournament. In ICC tournament any team picks up momentum at any time, so we can’t take any team lightly,” added the right-handed batsman, who last played an ODI for India in February 16, 2018 against South Africa in Centurion. The Mumbai batsman said India’s bowling attack will give them edge on helpful English conditions. “Our overall attack, both pace and spin, is very experienced. The good thing is that all the bowlers in our team are wicket-takers and the team which has wicket-taking bowlers, their chances increase. We have bowlers who can pick up wickets in any situation,” he said. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters”The English conditions will definitely help our bowlers because they know the conditions well having played their recently. “They will definitely have to make some adjustments but that won’t be a problem.” Talking about other teams, Rahane picked New Zealand, apart from the West Indies and England, as favourites along with India. “I don’t believe in pinpointing any particular team but England is a good team. New Zealand have done well in ICC tournaments and West Indies is an unpredictable side. They can beat any team on their day,” he said. Rahane, who led the limited overs side at times in the past, said Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s vast experience will be of great help for skipper Kohli in the showpiece. “Virat is a very good leader. Everyone has different qualities. Mahi bhai (Dhoni) has different quality of leadership and Virat will definitely get good support and guidance from Mahi bhai. He is such a senior player and being the wicketkeeper he can set the entire field and guide the bowlers on what length and line to bowl,” he said. Talking about his personal career, Rahane said just like any other cricketer, he also aspired to play in the World Cup.last_img read more