Out of the Blue Dance Collaborative

first_imgDance Out of the Blue Dance Collaborative From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, November 20, 2015 | 6:15 pm Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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 HerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 117 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Are you feeling “blue?” Usually that’s not something to be proud of but blue will soon have a new meaning for you. Blue not just as a color but as an experience.This month, the Norton Simon Museum is focusing on blue. Their exhibition, A Revolution of the Palette: The First Synthetic Blues and their Impact on French Artists, explores the use of blue, a hue that was accidentally discovered in the early 1700s. After the initial Prussian blue, cobalt blue and synthetic ultramarine soon followed. These colors shaped the French artists from the Rococo period to the threshold of Impressionism. The show features seminal works that trace the history of this color.In order to shed some light on blue revolutionized painting, dancers and musicians will interpret their own renditions of blue. ArtistsPlus Productions, a Pasadena based, dance company will perform “Out of the Blue” to live music. This collaboration includes 10 local dancers and 4 musicians, including alumni of the Pasadena Civic Ballet, baroque dancers and local dancers that the choreographers found through open ballet classes.In addition to dance, the performance will feature live musicians and period costumes. Musical selections include pieces by French composers Jean-Phillipe Rameau, Maurice Ravel, Gabriel Fauré, Ernest Chausson, Benjamin Godard and Jacques Ibert.“The music comes first for us because we wanted it to be a definite relationship between the music and the dance,” said Jackie Kopcsak, a choreographer and founder of ArtistPlus. Kopcsak, Diane DeFranco Browne and Shauna Goddard Barger, choreographed the dances to illustrate the journey of blue.This multi-faceted arts exploration highlights the talented artists in Pasadena and shows that art forms can work together to create a shared experience. Kopcsak describes the company as a collaborative and explains how working with people from different backgrounds is a vital experience.“We decided, rather than only stick with the color blue or the emotions that you could find within the color blue, to kind of use some of the paintings as backdrops and see what we think that the feeling or the narrative of the story might be for each of these paintings,” said Kopcsak.Experience this combination of painting, music and dance to give the term “feeling blue” a new meaning.Out of the Blue will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday November 21 at The Norton Simon Museum. The show is free with admission and the museum is located at 411 W. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena. Call (626) 449-6840 or visit www.nortonsimon.org for more information. Business News Community News 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. Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Press release: Chief Executive’s Blog – 3rd Edition – October 2018

first_imgOctober has been another busy month and one that has asked questions about how we can shape the future of the Parole Board.Justice Select Committee, 10 OctoberI appeared at the Justice Select Committee on 10 October to speak about the work of the Parole Board and how the prison population can be safely reduced, as part of the “Prison Population 2022: planning for the future inquiry.”The evidence I gave showed the work being done by the Parole Board and its justice partners to reduce delays caused by unnecessary deferrals and adjournments — important work which I spoke about in my last blog. I also spoke about the fact that the backlog of outstanding parole cases that had occurred after the 2013 Osborn Booth & Reilly Supreme Court Judgment has been cleared. This backlog had a peak of over 3000 prisoners in 2015 and it was a huge success to eliminate it. To do this we had to completely change how we worked and now hold more oral hearings than we have ever held before (and 5 times the amount held in 2005/6!).Despite the success of getting rid of the backlog, the number of parole eligible prisoners remains at a high level and we cannot stop working and innovating to ensure that they are provided with fair and timely hearings.The IPP sentencePrisoners sentenced under the Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) are a contributing factor to the high prison population. My evidence to the Justice Select Committee explained that there are many reasons why the IPP population isn’t going down as quickly as we would like.The IPP sentence was abolished in 2012, but not retrospectively, and many prisoners remain in custody years after their original tariff has expired. Since the abolition of the sentence, the headline IPP prison population has now fallen by 57% — from a peak of 6,080 in 2012 down to 2,598 by 30 September 2018. These cases are some of the most complex that come before the Board and so, despite increased progression rates in recent years, there is further work to be done across the system.Whilst this progress is encouraging, the number of IPP prisoners recalled to custody continues to rise. Without further legislative change the legacy of IPP prisoners will remain for many years to come, not least because and it can be expected that the rate of progression will slow down as the number of IPP prisoners in the system falls.IPP Families Event in ParliamentOn 17 October I spoke at a policy launch event on ‘The Secondary Pains for Family Members of Indeterminate Imprisonment’. The research by Drs Harry Annison and Rachel Condry (from the Universities of Southampton and Oxford respectively) examines the challenges faced by family members of prisoners sentenced to the indeterminate Imprisonment for Public Protection (IPP) sentence.What is clear is that the Parole Board can play its part to help family members of IPP prisoners. For example, the work we are carrying out to reduce the number of deferrals — we know the impact such delays have on prisoners and their families.Another way we can help is by doing our main role well — ensuring that we continue to deliver timely hearings in a safe manner. To do that we need a steady stream of members joining the Parole Board.New Members Joining on 1 NovemberOn 1 November we welcome 25 new members to the Parole Board (13 judicial members and 12 psychiatrist members). This comes at an important time — a lot of our members came to the end of the tenure in September 2018 and we need these new members to fill the gaps that our very experienced former colleagues have left. We held a great New Members Training event in Derbyshire last week and I am sure that our new 2018 cohort will be a credit to the Board.Welcome CarolineAnd last — but by no means least — Caroline Corby starts her tenure as permanent Chair of the Parole Board on 1 November. She has been our Interim Chair since the Spring and I have every confidence that she is the right person to guide us through the reforms that are happening, and help make the Board more effective than ever before.last_img read more

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Is talking holding you back?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » It’s easy to talk. But you have a problem when your words don’t have a purpose or don’t lead to action. There are reasons teams might defer to talk instead of action: Ideas are just ideas, whereas action puts your intelligence and capabilities in the spotlight. No one wants to seem incompetent, so sticking to talking can seem safe.But doing so eliminates a sense of responsibility. Leadership guru Dan Rockwell recently wrote a blog to help teams overcome too much talking to achieve more. Here are some benefits of action worth considering:Openness to listen and learn. People who are constantly talking – sharing their opinions but not getting input from others – seem self-centered. We each have limitations on our knowledge; it’s important to acknowledge the value that others bring to your team.Momentum. You can’t reach your end goal if you don’t take that first step to get there.last_img read more

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Volvo knocks over toll booth, worker inside

first_img Comments At least one person was taken to the hospital after a vehicle collided into a tollbooth in the Marion parking lot Tuesday night. A navy blue Volvo, which was entering the parking lot, knocked the tollbooth completely on its side around 7:20 p.m. The person manning the tollbooth was taken to the hospital for evaluation, said Department of Public Safety Sgt. Charles Fiesinger. The investigation is ongoing and Fiesinger could not provide details on the person’s conditions or how the car collided into the booth. The Volvo’s front-end bumper was mangled and the windshield shattered. The driver’s side airbag deployed. The accident site was blocked off with yellow tape, cautioning that the area was a fire line. Electricity to the tollbooth was shut off and there did not appear to be an electrical hazard, Fiesinger said. Vehicles from the Syracuse Police Department, Syracuse police crime scene unit, DPS and Syracuse University fire safety unit lined the Marion Hall side of Waverly Avenue. Tollbooth signs were bent and strewn across the grass area next to the booth, and the windows of the booth were completely knocked out. The tollbooth is situated on slightly raised ground, with yellow, hip-height poles surrounding it. One of the polls landed completely under the Volvo. The parking lot is sometimes used for Carrier Dome events, Fiesinger said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text An electrician was sent to do a second sweep on the tollbooth, which will remain in the parking lot until Wednesday morning when the debris will be removed, Fiesinger said. Towers from Rendino’s Towing left the scene with the Volvo on the bed of a truck at approximately 8:15 p.m. [email protected] Published on November 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Debbie: [email protected] | @debbietruongcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Sex abuse trauma centres set up for Olympic athletes

first_img– ‘Silver lining’ –American luge slider Summer Britcher applauded the decision to set up support units at the Games, crediting the more than 150 victims who gave testimony against the disgraced Nassar.“Everything that happened with the gymnastics team is really horrible,” she told AFP.“But I think maybe it’s a bit of a silver lining that those women having the strength and bravery to come forward has resulted in having these avenues available for women in the future.”IOC President Thomas Bach said he was “saddened” by the Nassar case and called for answers on why the system had failed athletes.But when asked how Nassar could have been allowed to attend multiple Olympics, he denied the IOC was to blame.“I think this is first of all a question you have to ask to the USOC (United States Olympic Committee),” insisted Bach. “The IOC is not nominating the members of the US Olympic team. This is the prerogative of the national Olympic committee.”Olympic host South Korea, a socially conservative country where victims fear public shame, has made significant strides in dealing with sexual abuse as the global “MeToo” movement continues to expose sexual abuse following the bombshell allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.A tennis coach was recently jailed for 10 years for assaulting a 10-year-old in his tutelage, according to local media, while last month an unnamed actress accused an award-winning director of abusing her on set in a case that mirrored the troubled American film industry.Share on: WhatsApp Pyeongchang, South Korea | AFP | As American sport reels from a horrifying sexual abuse scandal, athletes competing in this month’s Pyeongchang Olympics will have access to trauma units for the first time in Games history.The Winter Olympics open in South Korea on Friday after long-time USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for molesting young athletes in a case that sparked universal shock and anger.Four counselling centres have been set up by local organisers to offer medical and psychological care to athletes subjected to harassment or abuse.Legal advice will also be on hand to help victims file a police report, according to Games officials.“We have to protect our athletes and help them avoid and manage any situation,” said International Olympic Committee (IOC) safeguarding officer Susan Greinig.“It’s important to raise awareness. If you learn about something you feel more in control,” said the IOC medical officer, who said national sports federations also recognise more work needs to be done to tackle sexual abuse.“Our focus is to help the athletes,” added Greinig. “We lose talented athletes and it’s completely a disaster if people don’t come forward.“When we started this work it was very much a taboo subject, but the NOC’s (National Olympic committees) have recognised the destruction it brings to sport.”Greinig took up her role as safeguarding officer at the 2016 Rio Olympics, when the IOC first created the post, and recommended future local organisers establish their own framework for dealing with sexual harassment.last_img read more

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Florida Doctors Preparing for More Cases of Children’s Illness

first_imgWith the coronavirus still occupying most of their time and attention, doctors in the Sunshine State are dealing with another challenge – a COVID-19-related illness that attacks children and teens.The disease, in which several body parts such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, gastrointestinal tract, skin or eyes can become inflamed, has infected children and young adults under the age of 21. New York City has reported that 147 children have the condition.Known as MIS-C, the illness has made its way to Florida with seven confirmed cases, and medical professionals expect to see more.The condition, although rare, often appears quickly, requires hospitalization, and could become life-threatening if it affects the heart or kidneys.Officials at six of Florida children’s hospitals say they have admitted and are monitoring children with suspected MIS-C cases.“Only a small number of children experience MIS-C, but it can be serious and require a lot of support system,” explains Dr. Balagangadhar Totapally, chief of the division of critical care medicine at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami.The most common symptoms are persistent fever and abdominal pain and sometimes a rash or pink eye. Previous exposure to COVID-19 appears to be the main risk for becoming infected with the new illness.Most young people with MIS-C have antibodies against the coronavirus, instead of actually having been infected.Doctors believe that factor suggests that the syndrome could be the result of a delayed immune response that appears about four weeks after being exposed to the coronavirus.“MIS-C presents a few weeks after the peak of infection in a community, so that’s right about now,” Totapally adds.Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is creating a specialized unit for the treatment of children with MIS-C. It will include a four-room pod as part of the hospital’s 40-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.Totapally’s hospital reported its first case about 10 days ago. He believes Florida may have more cases of the children’s illness than what the state numbers reflect. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week created guidance to diagnose MIS-C, “borderline cases may not show up in the numbers,” Totapally says. At least 12 children in South Florida are being monitored for the illness.In young children, symptoms of the MIS-C usually resemble those of Kawasaki disease, which is a rare and milder inflammatory illness. However, teens and young adults seem to have a more inflammatory response to MIS-C. Researchers now believe that some children who were originally diagnosed with Kawasaki disease in the U.S. between January and May of this year may actually have had MIS-C instead.At Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, a section within the COVID-19 unit has been created for children who are thought to have MIS-C. “There is an area now where we do have children undergoing testing to rule out as to whether they have MIS-C. If they all came in presenting the same way, life would be easier for everyone involved,” says Dr. Laura D’Addese, a pediatric cardiologist.She adds, “The biggest concern we have right now, especially in kids, is largely stemming from inflammation around the heart,” D’Addese said. In South Florida, children’s hospitals are sharing research and experiences.According to Dr. Paul Robinson, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics Florida Chapter, the state’s pediatricians are on alert. “About 99 percent of the time the children have fevers and they look sick. It should be easy for a doctor,” he says. “If they have seen Kawasaki, they should be comfortable finding this and telling the patient to go to the hospital.Although there is no cure for MIS-C at this time, local doctors say their patients respond to treatment fairly quickly. Dr. Totapally, at Nicklaus in Miami, says children improve “usually within days.”As of this week, more than 20 states around the country have reported cases of MIS-C. At least four children, including three in New York and a 15-year-old girl in Maryland, have died of apparent MIS-C in recent weeks.UPDATED: Local Children Diagnosed with Illness Possibly Linked to COVID-19last_img read more

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Whitewater takes new direction with Nelsonite Malysh in ski school director’s chair

first_imgThe Nelson Daily staffSki School goes new school at Whitewater Ski Resort this year with a revamp of the program and several new faces in the mix.Nelson born Brent Malysh has been named Whitewater’s new Snow School director, along with veteran local snowboarders Peter Velisek and Dano Slater — Big Mountain competitors, judges and ski athletes — selected for the new Freeride Program. Malysh, 28, brings ski instructing experience from some of the world’s best mountains in Switzerland, Colorado and all over BC, and is a CSIA Level 3, as well as a Level 4 candidate. Malysh has re-designed the school’s children’s ski and snowboard instruction programs, making them more enjoyable and with an easier-to-understand curriculum. That curriculum carries over to the private one-on-one and group lessons, and the locals’ season-long programs like the Powder Room and the Board Room. After completing his Canadian Ski Instructor Association levels one through three at Silver Star, BC and Australian’s largest winter resort, Perisher Blue, Malysh accepted a teaching position with the Swiss Ski and Snowboard School (in 2002/03) at Flumserberg Resort. After three seasons there, he enrolled in Selkirk College’s Ski Resort Operations and Management program, then landed a job at the prestigious Beaver Creek Ski Resort in Colorado in the Adult Privates school. After stints at Penticton’s Apex Resort, and Revelstoke, he took the Whitewater’s Snow School director job. The new Whitewater Freeride Program will be joined by new Powderhound Experience, Discover Cat and Heli programslast_img read more

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GRADED STAKES WINNER HEART TO HEART HEADS WEST IN HOPES OF WINNING THE GRADE I, $400,000 SHOEMAKER MILE ON TURF SATURDAY, JUNE 4

first_imgTHE GRADE I, $400,000 SHOEMAKER MILE IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS AND WEIGHTSRace 6 (of 11) Heart to Heart – Julien Leparoux – 121Twentytwentyvision – Flavien Prat – 121Tourist – Jose Lezcano – 121Home Run Kitten – Joe Talamo – 121Cape Wolfe – Mike Smith – 121Midnight Storm – Rafael Bejarano – 121For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit http://www.santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/.Released on 6/1/16For more information, please contact Alexis Garske at [email protected] or call 626-574-6418. SHOEMAKER MILE FIRST BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE OF THE YEAR OFFERED AT GREAT RACE PLACE             ARCADIA, Calif. (June 1, 2016)–East Coast invader Heart to Heart will hope to take home a trophy to his New York base as the 5-year-old English-bred horse, trained by Brian Lynch heads a field of six in Saturday’s 73rd running of the Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile on turf for 3-year-olds and up.The Shoemaker Mile is the first of what will be eight total ‘Win & You’re In’ Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races leading up to the World Championships on Nov. 4 & 5 here at The Great Race Place. The Shoemaker Mile winner will be an automatic qualifier, with entry fees waived, into the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Mile.HEART TO HEART: A six-time overall graded stakes winner on the grass, Heart to Heart won the Grade III River City Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 26, the Grade II Ft. Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream Jan. 9 and the Grade III Canadian Turf Stakes also at Gulfstream Feb. 27 before running second to Miss Temple City in his last outing, the Grade I, Maker’s 46 Mile Stakes at Keeneland on April 15. The 5-year-old English Channel horse earned a 105 Beyer speed figure for the Maker’s Mile effort, his fourth straight 100-plus rating.Owned by Terry Hamilton, Heart to Heart will again be ridden by East Coast based jockey Julien Leparoux and is 21-9-3-2 overall with $786,030 in earnings.TOURIST: The other East Coast invader, Tourist ships in for trainer Bill Mott and owners WinStar Farm, LLC, Wachtel Stable and Gary Barber and will be seeking his first graded stakes win. The 5-year-old horse by Tiznow last ran at Santa Anita in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Mile where he finished 13th behind Karakonite. Off for much of the early part of 2015, Tourist returned to the Winner’s Circle in his first race back, the More Than Ready Mile Stakes at Kentucky Downs Sept. 5 and followed that with solid third place finishes in the Grade I Shadwell Turf Mile Oct. 3 and the Maker’s 46 Mile behind Miss Temple City and Heart to Heart April 15. He is 14-4-2-3 overall with $590,340 in earnings.center_img MIDNIGHT STORM: Second in last year’s edition of the Shoemaker Mile, Midnight Storm, the speedy 5-year-old horse by Pioneerof the Nile, trained by Phil D’Amato will hope to return to earlier form and will most likely find himself on the lead once again Saturday.A winner of the mile and a sixteenth Seabiscuit Handicap at Del Mar on Nov. 27, Midnight Storm has since run fourth in the Grade I, Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita and a disappointing seventh in the Grade I, mile and an eighth Turf Classic at Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby Day. He is 15-5-3-0 overall with earnings of $591,110.TWENTYTWENTYVISION: The 5-year-old gelding by Pollard’s Vision trained by Richard Mandella will seek his first added money victory Saturday but is well on his way to making a name for himself. The least experienced in the field with only 10 lifetime starts but continually improving, Twentytwentyvision has never run out of the money, whether on dirt or grass and will be reunited with Flavien Prat Saturday. He is 10-4-3-3 overall with $289,480 in earnings.last_img read more

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Datsun confident of doing well in “challenging” Indian market

first_imgChandigarh, May 23 (PTI) Datsun, the sister brand of Japanese auto major Nissan Motor, is confident of doing well in a “challenging” Indian market, a senior executive said today. Datsun India here today launched Datsun Care ?- a new service package plan for new redi-GO owners. It sold more than 35,000 redi-GO cars last fiscal. “I am personally confident about the Indian market… Its challenging, its demanding. You need to have the right product to answer specific customer needs. You also need to have right service like what we are doing today. “Its not only about selling cars, but you are selling an experience. We have to make our customers happy and also having full transparency..,” Jerome Saigot, vice president at Datsun India, said here today. He further added, “we are extremely convinced that the Indian market is of course key. We have invested a lot and we will keep on investing in this market.” Datsun redi-GO Sport brand ambassador and Indias Rio Olympic medalist, Sakshi Malik, today became the first customer to avail the special Datsun Care package. Malik said she purchased Datsun redi-GO nine months ago and she enjoys driving it. Asked if Datsun has plans to launch new car models by 2021, Saigot replied in affirmative and said Nissan has strong commitment to the Indian market. “We are competing in entry segment. Several Indian customers want to spend less than Rs 3 lakh, but earlier they did not have much choice. We are pricing aggressively just to address needs of those customers who want to buy a modern car,” he said. The car manufacturer is aiming a market share target of five per cent in India by 2020, for both brands Nissan and Datsun, he said in reply to a question. About exporting cars, Saigot said, “we are exporting in many countries… We have extremely competitive production facilities in Chennai and of course, we are serving other countries”. Redi-GO competes with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Alto and Hyundais Eon. Speaking about Datsun Care service, Sanjeev Aggarwal, Vice President, After Sales, Nissan Motor India, said it is a comprehensive service package.advertisement”For first time buyers of redi-GO, it is reasonably priced. We tell them that if you pay Rs 15,500 extra they can buy three years and 30,000 km package. Similarly, there are packages for four years and five years and a host of value added services”. PTI SUN BJlast_img read more

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