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Pasadena Bar Association Gives Back to Community

first_img 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 Giving Back Pasadena Bar Association Gives Back to Community From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 12:07 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Community News Members of the Pasadena Bar Association recently participated in a Day of Service at the Union Station Homeless Services’ Adult Center in Pasadena. This family event day was spent with cleaning, soup kitchen help, painting and landscaping. The event took place on Saturday, Oct. 25th from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.PBA members Don and Maria Schweitzer of the Law Offices of Donald P. Schweitzer attended the event and enjoyed giving back to their community.About the Pasadena Bar AssociationThe Pasadena Bar Association (PBA) assists its members to develop and improve their practice of law by proving information, services, networking, career development programs and other resources. Since its founding in 1917, the PBA has vigorously pursued its stated purpose “to advance the science of jurisprudence, to promote the administration of justice, to encourage a thorough legal education, and to maintain the honor and dignity of the profession of law.” The PBA has initiated numerous programs, services and opportunities for its members, the profession, the judiciary and the community.For more information, visit http://www.pasadenabar.org/. HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Top of the News 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

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Vice-Chancellor honours state school teachers

first_imgOxford’s Vice-Chancellor today honours state school teachers for supporting pupils through the application process for Oxford at the third annual Inspirational Teachers Awards in an event at St Hilda’s College.Twelve teachers from state schools and colleges with a limited history of sending pupils to Oxford have been selected for their role in fostering academic passion, encouraging applications to Oxford or supporting their students through the admissions process. The award is open to both teachers and careers advisors who have been nominated by current first year students for their encouragement and enthusiasm.Mike Nicholson, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Oxford, said, “Most of the students who submitted nominations this year were the only ones at their school with the academic ability to apply to Oxford, and might not even have considered applying. We think it’s important to recognise the teachers whose dedication really made a difference.”Selected students from across the university were asked to write no more than 750 words about a teacher whom they felt had been instrumental in the success of their application. One such pupil was Abigail Motley, now studying Biological Sciences at St Hilda’s College, who nominated her Head of Sixth Form, Jo Rodell-Jones.Motley said, “It was because of this woman that I had the confidence to engage in an Oxford interview, because she taught me never to be afraid of showing your passion for what you most strongly believe in. Mrs Rodell-Jones has that rare ability to see the absolute best in every person, even when they do not see it in themselves.”Ms Rodell-Jones, from St Simon Stock Catholic School, Maidstone, said that the award was “completely unexpected… I was reminded as to why I first came into the teaching profession.”Rodell-Jones stresses that her pupil Abigail’s legacy is that “other talented students in this school will see Oxford as an attainable aspiration built on hard work and endeavour. She was truly deserving of her place.”This award aims to recognise the efforts of individual teachers in securing that legacy. As important as the achievements of individual students are, Vice-Chancellor Professor Hamilton stressed, “It’s hard to over-estimate the impact a good teacher can have in encouraging and raising the aspirations of students over the course of their careers… I hope this award will send the message that students and universities recognise how valuable the role of a supportive teacher can be.”The award scheme, now in its third year, is part of Oxford’s outreach programme that now reaches 78% of schools across the country with post-16 provision, spending up to £4.5m a year.However the award scheme has not met with universal approval. One student said, “I think it’s great that these teachers have helped to enable equal opportunities, but the idea of giving an award seems to perpetuate the very elitism that this university is often criticised for.”last_img read more

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Saturday at 10: CBS’s 48 Hours special report on Haley Anderson murder case

first_imgAs many may recall, 22-year-old Binghamton University nursing student, Haley Anderson, was found strangled in in an off-campus apartment. Her accused killer, Orlando Tercero fled to Nicaragua where he has dual citizenship. 12 News interviewed CBS Contributor, Maria Elena Salinas, on her piece. Saturday at 10 p.m. on CBS, the true crime series 48 Hours will have a special report on the Binghamton murder case. (WBNG) — More than two years after a Binghamton University student murder case that captured the nation’s attention, it’s once again making headlines on CBS’s true crime series, “48 Hours.”last_img

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Tom Brady Says Wife Wants Him to Retire

first_imgAt 39 years old, quarterback Tom Brady is still at the top of his game: On Sunday, he led the New England Patriots to victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, earning the game’s MVP title.But his wife, Gisele Bündchen, wants the father of her children to hang it all up.While speaking to Jim Miller on his SiriusXM NFL Radio show Monday, Brady said, “If it was up to my wife, she would have me retire today. She told me that last night three times.”But Brady isn’t ready to leave football behind just yet.“I said, ‘Too bad, babe, I’m having too much fun right now.’ You know, I feel like I can still do it and if you love what you do and you’re capable of doing it then –” he added, cutting himself off. “I’d be so bored if I wasn’t going out there, knowing that I could still do it. So, I’m going to work hard to be ready to go and I still plan on playing for a long time.”Brady spoke to ABC News last year about the lengths he goes to to stay in top shape at his age. “There’s no other 39-year-olds playing now at quarterback,” he said. “I don’t go to bed at 1 a.m. and wake up at 5 a.m. and say, ‘Let’s see if I can get this done today.’”Instead, he said he’s usually in bed by 8:30 p.m.“Because my career is so important, I think I make a lot of, I wouldn’t call them sacrifices, but just concessions for my job,” he continued. “Sometimes, it’s hard to cut things out, for me where I cut is, like, my friends, they probably don’t get as much time as they used to.”Brady and Bündchen are also famous for their healthy lifestyle. “I try to not eat as much sugar, but it’s so hard in our American diet to do that. … It’s hard to completely avoid. I don’t drink much alcohol,” Brady said last year.Despite the retirement talk, Bündchen was in Houston for Sunday’s big game and joined her husband on the field with their three children after the win. She later posted, “Wonderful things come to those who work hard with focus, tireless dedication and who never stop believing. Forever grateful for this moment. Congratulations my love!!”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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More flooding a possibility as we enter wetter months

first_imgDES MOINES — National forecasts see the potential for continued flooding across the country as we move further into spring.Iowa Department of Natural Resources hydrologist Tim Hall says it is hard to believe we had some extreme areas of drought in the state back in September. The wet fall washed any dry conditions in a trend that’s been seen across the country. This is the first time in almost a decade that there is no drought in California. In fact — there’s almost no drought in the entire eastern half of the United States. As in zero,” Hall says.The abundance of groundwater is usually welcomed in Iowa.  “We went into the winter with a pretty healthy level of soil moisture — which normally is a good thing — because that means when you get out to do the next year’s planting, you’ve got moisture to build of off,” according to Hall. “But once that moisture gets locked in for the winter, that combined with a lot of snowfall, and some untimely rain, has led to some significant flooding conditions.”The water balance is now on the wrong side. “We’re in a tenuous spot. If we get a heavy dose of rain, we could see some at least localize, if not some large scale flood issues,” Hall says.He says the entire state could use some dry days to drain. “Even just a few weeks of dry weather would really, really help. The water can drain out of the stream system fairly quickly — and that’ll give the chance for the tile drains to drain the soil profile where the land has tile under it,” Hall says. “Unfortunately we are coming into the beginning of the time period where we historically have a lot of moisture that comes. April May and June.”Hall says we can only hope there are enough dry days to make some room in the waterways to handle any of the spring rains.last_img read more

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49ers place Dekoda Watson on injured reserve

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS — Dekoda Watson went on the 49ers injured-reserve list Saturday, a day before he figured to bolster their special teams and help the pass rush in the season opener against the Vikings.Watson, 30, injured a hamstring in practice Friday.An eighth-year veteran, he’s known best for special teams, and he had six tackles on those units last season.A potential replacement on the roster is Pita Taumoepenu, who went on the practice squad Sunday after getting waived. …last_img

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Eric Reid takes a knee; here’s how his new Panthers teammates responded

first_imgReid, who knelt alongside Colin Kaepernick during the 2016 season to protest social injustice, knelt near midfield Sunday, the Associated Press reported. None of … Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.Former 49ers’ safety Eric Reid knelt during the national anthem Sunday before his first game with the Carolina Panthers.Eric Reid kneels during national anthem … @FOX46News pic.twitter.com/abGCD5DIiP— Josh Sims (@JoshFox46) October 7, 2018last_img

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FD Webinar: Links between PTSD & Domestic Violence in Military Couples

first_imgLinks between PTSD & Domestic Violence in Military CouplesDate: March 28, 2015Time: 11am-1pm EasternLocation: Links between PTSD & Domestic Violence in Military CouplesCasey Taft, PhD, National Center for PTSD, Boston VA Medical Center, will explore links between Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Domestic Violence in Military Couples. Dr. Taft will provide background information regarding intimate partner violence (IPV) in military populations, discuss the development and treatment elements of the interventions, present treatment outcome data obtained from treatment development grants funded through the Centers for Disease Control, Department of Defense, and Department of Veterans Affairs, and discuss current efforts to implement the programs. He will also provide specific tips and skills for working with this challenging population.We offer 2.0 National Association of Social Worker CE credits and CE credits for licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in the state of Georgia for each of our webinars, click here to learn more. For more information on future presentations in the 2014 Family Development webinar series, please visit our professional development website or connect with us via social media for announcements: Facebook & Twitter.last_img read more

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Bathroom bling

first_imgSicis’ Butterfly Mosaic line flaunts a variety of motifs in brilliant coloursDoes a decadent soak in a bathtub sound inviting? How about splashing around in a semi-precious stone bathtub trimmed with gold that will set you back by a whopping Rs 1 crore? Carved out of amethyst, this opalescent soak,Sicis’ Butterfly Mosaic line flaunts a variety of motifs in brilliant coloursDoes a decadent soak in a bathtub sound inviting? How about splashing around in a semi-precious stone bathtub trimmed with gold that will set you back by a whopping Rs 1 crore? Carved out of amethyst, this opalescent soak pit from Italian bathroom major Baldi is the latest in washroom luxury.If you are game for more, browse through French brand THG’s Prestige collection of faucets that are accented with a rich assortment of coloured stones like quartz rose, rock crystal, red jasper, black onyx, malachite, tiger eye and lapis lazuli.The Rug Collection from the same label has elaborate patterns created from glass tilesSays Jean Noel Edouard, head, product design, Nagina Waters, a Delhi-based luxury bathroom store that showcases high-end brands like THG, Capponi and Baldi, “India is a land that’s traditionally associated with ornamentation. So, going for bathroom fixtures and fittings that lack detailing or colour result in a bland, antiseptic look.” He adds that the bathroom decor needs to be perfectly calibrated to one’s needs and sensibilities rather than being a blind imitation of the reigning Western trend. It is no secret that adornments for washrooms are now being held in high regard. A host of materials ranging from Swarovski crystals and artistic mosaics to precious metal and semi-precious stones are now part of the luxury washroom repertoire.A mother-of-pearl-inlaid vanity from CapponiCashing on this new-found love for extravagant adornments is Italian mosaic brand Sicis, that has retail outlets in Delhi and Mumbai. The label has launched butterfly-shaped mosaic art for bathrooms that impress with their eye-popping colours and shimmer. Nodding to an effervescent spirit, the line, titled Butterfly Mosaic Collection, is made of glass tesserae or pressed glass tile. Depending on the quality of design and installation, this range costs between Rs 3,800 and Rs 75,850. “Sicis gives the opportunity to experience the bathroom as a place of aesthetic and material well being,” says Andrea Azzarello, the brand’s spokesperson.Amethyst bathtub from BaldiThe new age bathroom materials take a cue from opulent decor schemes predominant in the rest of the house. Precious metals like gold and silver, now used in faucets and showerheads, reference accents in the living and bedrooms. Agrees Edouard of Nagina Waters: “Traditional notions of seclusion and privacy are slowly becoming obsolete. Guests are often given tours of designer bathrooms in this day and age.” To satiate a growing appetite for ornate finishes and textures, Nagina Waters has on offer gold, silver and even platinum leaf bathroom tiles from Italian brand Godiva Stone.Soap dispenser, toothbrush holder and soap dish from Baldi. Both Baldi and Capponi are retailed in India by Nagina Waters.Luxurious to touch and pleasing to the eye, Godiva Stone tiles are made of high-quality marble wrapped with a leaf of precious material. This leaf is applied on the tile by a manual process. For the truly inspired, customisation is taken to the next level with etchings on marble with decorative motifs, writings, logos and designs, as dictated by the patron.Indeed, the desire for one-of-a-kind washroom decor has paved the way for grander layouts and fancier materials. Staying true to the trend, interior designers too are pulling out all stops to offer an upscale product to their clients.A washroom created by La Sorogeeka has textured walls and a detailed chandelierA powder room created by Noida-based interior design outfit La Sorogeeka has its high ceiling embellished with white crystal, walls sporting crococeramic tiles with leather finish and a stone floor. Artists of the firm’s workshop have even created an engraved look for some of the walls. The final flourish is added by way of an exaggerated chandelier in black and white. “There’s a new approach to design now. And the powder room is a space showcased to all guests. It should be attention grabbing,” says Anjali Goel, CEO, La Sorogeeka.Gold-plated cotton ball holder from Bathline SensationsAccording to Varun Gupta, joint managing director, Bathline Sensations, a Delhi-based bathroom accessories label that dabbles in Swarovski crystals and metals like gold and silver, the aim is to raise the metal to the category of art. The Starlight Square series from its Acquaviva AG line creates a lavish look through its gold plated and Swarovski embedded gel dispensers, brush holders and cotton ball jars. To ensure a perfect finish, brass is coated with electrolyte, chrome and subsequently 24 carat gold or silver. Embellishments, clearly, have come of age in this country. With their glorious sheen and texture, state-of-the-art bathroom fixtures are now a must-have in every fashionable address.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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NBA commissioner Silver wants more female refs—and coaches

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew FILE – In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during the NBA All-Star festivities in Charlotte, N.C. Silver said Thursday, May 9, 2019, the he wants half of all new referees joining the league to be women, and he would like to see teams hire female coaches, too. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)WASHINGTON— NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants half of all new referees joining the league to be women — and he would like to see teams hire female coaches, too.In an appearance Thursday for The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., Silver said two of the past five refs added from the developmental G-League were women, bringing the total number of female officials to three.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuecenter_img In December, the Indiana Pacers made Kelly Krauskopf the first woman to hold the title of assistant general manager in the NBA.Among the other topics he was asked about Thursday was the NBA’s one-and-done rule, and Silver reiterated that he has changed his stance on the issue and is willing to let 18-year-old players enter the league.“I have changed my position. It’s a tough one, because not all the teams agree with me on this,” Silver said, estimating that about half of the league’s clubs are in favor of the switch.He said the NBA and the players’ union are “in active discussions” about that policy and he said any change probably wouldn’t happen before the 2022 season. That’s because some teams already have traded away picks in upcoming drafts, and because that is the year current freshmen in high school would be eligible to head to the pros.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s an area, frankly, where I’ve acknowledged that I’m not sure how it was that it remained so male-dominated for so long. Because it’s an area of the game where physically, certainly, there’s no benefit to being a man, as opposed to a woman, when it comes to refereeing,” Silver said.“The goal is: Going forward, it should be roughly 50-50 of new officials entering in the league,” he said. “Same for coaches, by the way. We have a program, too. There’s no reason why women shouldn’t be coaching men’s basketball.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThere has never been a female head coach in the NBA.Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Spurs was the league’s first full-time female assistant. Kristi Toliver worked as an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards this season; she also still plays for the WNBA’s Mystics in the same city. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Tiger Woods brings buzz to golf and to the PGA Championship Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more