Community News Sierra Madre’s Popular One Book One City Library Program Changes Date From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, February 12, 2016 | 3:30 pm 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Make a comment Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Save the Date for One Book One City.Exciting events are planned for the Library’s annual One Book One City (OBOC) program, but the ever-popular event, usually set in February, has moved to July and will be part of the Summer Reading Program. The book selection is still a surprise, but will tie in with the Summer theme of “Read to Win!” This year’s selection will be announced at the Library Open House on Saturday, April 16.OBOC’s committee is working on an especially appealing schedule of events for this very special One Book One City.Read, Discover, Connect @ Sierra Madre Public LibraryThe Sierra Madre Public Library, 440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, (626) 355-7186 or visit www.cityofsierramadre.com/services/library. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website
New Orleans rocker Billy Iuso is on a roll throughout the month of July, playing shows from Florida out through Colorado over several funky weeks. From July 15-17, beloved pedal steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier will play the music of the Grateful Dead, with Iuso as his special guest, on a mini-tour of South Florida. Then, Billy and his Restless Natives (Eddie Christmas, Elmo Price, and Michael Burkart) will traverse the country off to the Rocky Mountains for six consecutive nights of funk, several of which feature Melvin Seals & JGB as support.Check out the full touring schedule below. More info and tickets can be found here.Roosevelt Plays the Grateful Dead w/ special guest Billy Iuso:7/15 Churchill’s Pub, Miami, FL7/16 The Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton, FL7/17 Terra Fermata, Stuart, FLBilly Iuso & Restless Natives:7/28 Barkley Ballroom, Frisco, CO7/29-7/30 Quixotes True Blue, Denver CO w/ Melvin Seals and JGB7/30 Cactus Jack’s, Evergreen CO (Afternoon show)7/31 Owsley’s Golden Road, Boulder, CO w/ Melvin Seals and JGB8/1 Alpenglow Concert Series, Crested Butte, CO 5pm
Start small and grow to extreme scale (1000+ nodes)Capable of supporting multiple hypervisorsIn summary, depending on your use cases and needs (OpenStack, VMware, Scale-out Storage), the VxRack Systems family has you covered. They bring all of the hyper-converged advantages to a rack-scale system to enable scale-out simplicity and performance.Now, let’s take a look at the release for our Vblock Systems family.The Vblock System 350 and VxBlock System 350 with Unity are the newest additions to the System 300 Series and VCE product portfolio. With a flash optimized Block portfolio – 350 with Unity, 540 with XtremeIO, and 740 with VMAX All Flash – VCE continues to offer its customers additional choices to deploy all-flash converged infrastructure and transform their data centers.More than ever, customers are moving towards all-flash data centers. According to the Worldwide and U.S. Enterprise Storage Systems Forecast Update 2015-2019, the all-flash and hybrid-flash array market have projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29.2% and 5.5%, respectively, far above the hard disk drive market CAGR of -12.8%. Flash delivers the increased performance required by next-generation applications as well as traditional workloads, at a better price than hard disk.With the launch of Vblock and VxBlock System 350 with the all-new EMC Unity storage platform, VCE further enables customers to modernize their infrastructure and transform their data center operation into a cloud environment, while minimizing total cost of ownership.Vblock and VxBlock System 350 with Unity is a leading choice for customers, and here’s why:Provides a fast, low-risk path to an all-flash data centerOffers an ideal infrastructure for midsized deployments, ROBO use cases, and cost-sensitive mixed workloadsMeets the needs of resource-constrained IT professionals in large or small companiesTops the current mid-range external storage array market – it is smaller, denser, and easier to useOffers the highest levels of performance at low latencyScales for ultimate flexibilityAnd, provides a complete, rich set of data services and featuresVblock and VxBlock System 350 customers have the flexibility to choose from multiple storage configurations, either in hybrid-flash or all-flash arrays, to meet their requirements.For more information on Vblock Systems and VxRack Systems and to learn more about VCE’s full portfolio of products, visit vce.com. Start small and scale incrementally to hundreds of nodesComplete lifecycle managementNew EVO SDDC manager for single pane of glass management of physical and virtual resourcesVxRack System 1000 with FLEX Nodes–Perfect for organizations that need a flexible foundation for delivering IaaS at scale and can support a wide range of use cases (separately or in combination)Leverages EMC ScaleIOVirtualizes the server’s direct-attached storage into a shared network-based storage pool-similar to SAN storage We are happy to welcome in our two new arrivals, VxRack System 1000 with Neutrino Nodes and the Vblock System 350 and VxBlock System 350 with Unity.The VxRack System 1000 Series is joined by another outstanding rack system. The VxRack System 1000 with Neutrino Nodes brings with it all of the cloud native capabilities that companies have been dreaming about. No need to have an enormous group of developers spending large amounts of time configuring and developing an environment that may or may not work or even be used over time. The VxRack with Neutrino Node is a turnkey environment that makes standing up multiple cloud stacks based on open source a breeze.The magic within the VxRack with Neutrino Nodes is the integration with proven, existing technologies to ensure the entire stack is stable and reliable. This multi-service architecture provides IT with choices of IaaS or PaaS that the lines of business need for developing their cloud native apps. And with all VxRack Systems, compelling economics are brought to the table with the commodity hardware, one call support, simplified upgrades, patches, and unified management.Here’s a high level view of the family after today’s announcement:VxRack System 1000 with Neutrino Nodes–Perfect for organizations that want a turnkey platform for cloud native services (OpenStack, Hadoop, Photon)IaaS – OpenStack deployment in hours vs. weeks/monthsPaaS – Native Hybrid Cloud (including Pivotal Cloud Foundry)Purpose-built for cloud native (P3) applicationsVxRack System 1000 with SDDC Nodes–Ideal for organizations that have standardized on VMware and want a turnkey private cloud with end-to-end system automation- simple!Leverages the VMware EVO SDDC stackEasy to deploy, operate and manage
Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo has revealed that club legend Andy Cole gave him a surprise phone call on the morning of his move to Old Trafford.The Nigerian completed a shock loan deal to the Red Devils in January, signing a short-term contract from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua. The 30-year-old’s arrival drew widespread scepticism from supporters and the media alike, with many believing United had panicked with a move for the forward who had spent the last three years playing outside of Europe.Ighalo has since hit back at his critics, insisting that they’re the same people that are praising him now.The Nigerian has made the critics eat their words with four goals in eight appearances for the Reds and he’s revealed that a call from Cole gave him a good feeling about the move.Ighalo said: “I have a lot of memories of him (Cole).“He’s one of the best goalscorers I’ve ever seen. “He scored a lot of goals for Manchester United.“The way he finished was brilliant.“I have learned one or two things from watching (old clips).“It’s a privilege talking with Cole.“Even when I signed for Manchester United, he gave me a surprise call early in the morning to congratulate me and wishing me well even before I started training with the team. “I cherish that the most.“It’s one of those great things.“An idol like that from Manchester United before I even started kicking a ball.“I appreciated it so much.”RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Ighalo has brought a feel-good factor to the club and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen on signing the Nigerian on a permanent basis.Shanghai are content with allowing Ighalo to leave, but they want a fee of around £15 million.Ighalo, a boyhood United fan, recently revealed that Cole and strike partner Dwight Yorke were his heroes growing up.“I had a lot of football heroes,” Ighalo said.“When I started supporting Man United, Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole were my heroes growing up – and some Nigerian players as well like Jay-Jay Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu.”—Tags: Andy ColeManchester UnitedOdion IghaloOld TraffordShanghai Shenhua
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 Business is not difficult for you. Business is difficult for everyone. There are systemic challenges in every industry that challenge the best of people in the best of companies without ever being fully resolved. These systemic challenged treat all companies the same, the airlines being the best example, as none of them are free from delays caused weather, unexpected maintenance, or poor dining experiences. Your business has it’s own set of challenges, and it’s easy to believe you are not doing as well as others.You are getting an A. Maybe a B.Even though there are problems every day, you are probably not broken. It’s more likely you are an A or a B. Maybe 97% of what you do every day works perfectly fine, with 3% of what you are doing being woefully inadequate or failing completely. A 92% is still an A. An 85% is a B, which leaves plenty of room for improvement, but isn’t a failing grade.Businesses that get a failing grade don’t tend to last long because there are far too many choices available to customers and clients. That low of a grade will cause people to walk across the street.Leaders Deal with ProblemsThe reason so many leaders and managers and supervisors tend to see things worse than they are is because their days are consumed with the 3% or 8% or 12% of the things that are problems. They don’t have to work on what’s going well because it doesn’t require their attention. In some cases, that makes successes something close to invisible; you don’t see them, so they don’t capture your attention.If you are going to keep score, you need to do so in a way that is fair and honest and not something that is going to make you or others negative or cynical. Take credit for what’s working well and remember that every business has some percentage of their work that is subject to error, much of it due to the systemic challenges in their business—just like you.
LATEST STORIES MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Quarters: 19-20, 35-47, 58-62, 87-81. Read Next Perlas boosts hopes for podium finish with Vietnam rout Dela Cruz triggered Arellano’s telling 15-2 run that turned a 69-63 deficit in the final 7:17 to a 78-71 lead, capped off by his back-to-back treys with 2:57 remaining.“I was surprised with his performance. I hope he consistently does this,” said coach Jerry Codiñera of his guard in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLervin Flores added a double-double of 14 markers, 11 boards, and two blocks, while Kent Salado got nine points, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals.Arellano finally broke out of its funk and rose to 3-5, just in time for its first round-ending duel against reigning champion San Beda on Tuesday. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLevi dela Cruz sparked Arellano’s fourth quarter assault as the Chiefs finally snapped a four-game losing slide with a come-from-behind 87-81 victory over St. Benilde Friday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The 22-year-old playmaker fired 12 of his 24 points in the payoff period, to go with four assists, three rebounds, and a block to help complete the Chiefs’ fightback from 16-points down, 39-23, midway in the second quarter.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “At least, this was what we’re waiting for. When I woke up earlier, I had a good feeling that we’ll finally get the win,” said Codiñera.Clement Leutcheu topped St. Benilde (2-7) with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Edward Dixon got 14 markers and 14 boards as the Blazers stumbled to their third straight defeat to finish the first round.The Scores:ARELLANO 87 – Dela Cruz 24, Flores 14, Salado 9, Alcoriza 8, Enriquez 7, Nicholls 7, Concepcion 6, Cañete 4, Meca 4, Taywan 4, Filart 0, Ongolo Ongolo 0, Padilla 0, Viloria 0.ST. BENILDE 81 – Leutcheu 21, Dixon 14, Domingo 10, Sta. Maria 10, Naboa 9, Castor 8, Pili 6, San Juan 3, Young 0.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
The twenty-third annual Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) State Championships will be conducted at the Gold Coast Touch Association’s Owen Park complex from 27 –29 April 2007.The championships, first conducted in 1985, feature all twelve education regions in Queensland competing for the State Championship title crown in Open Boys and Girls Divisions.The tournament has long been the breeding ground for future Queensland and Australian Open representative players and coaches with many of the sport’s biggest names cutting their teeth in the QSST representative arena before following the pathway from the school system into affiliated representative Touch Football.The Current Queensland and Australian Women’s and Men’s Open Captains Sharyn Williams (Met. East) and Gavin Shuker (Capricornia) and Australian Mixed Open Co-Captain Mary Steele (Met. East) all played for their regional district in their formative years before going on to captain their nation at the Federation of International Touch World Cup in Stellenbosch in January 2007.Fellow 2007 Australian World Cup players Roxy Winder, Amy Fong (South Coast), Kelly Woods (Metropolitan West), Peta and Hayley Rogerson (Sunshine Coast), Kelly Mc Gennitty (Northern), Phil Gyemore (Darling Downs), Jarrod Tump (Wide Bay) Ben Robinson (Met. East) Ash and Chris Farrow, and Ben Roberts (Sunshine Coast) are all products of the QSST system. Current National Youth Coaches Peter Bell (Met. East), Kathy O’Brien, and Karley Banks (Darling Downs), along with 2007 Australian Open Men’s Assistant Coach Peter Robinson (Wide Bay) honed their coaching skills on the QSST stage.In the 2007 Open Boys division, the crack Northern region combination will be gunning for a hat trick of championships, but is likely to face some tough opposition from a well-drilled Metropolitan West outfit and home town favourites South Coast.Defending champions Metropolitan East will go into the Open Girls section as warm favourites boasting a line-up that includes no less than eight current 18 Years or 15 Years Queensland representatives.The Metropolitan East side boasts 2007 Brisbane Cobras National Touch League Women’s Open winners Genevieve La Caze and Kelly Jones, as well as South Queensland Sharks Women’s Open pocket dynamo Kristy Brennan adding further thrust to a well-heeled combination that is sure to keep the scoreboard attendants busy on the weekend. The improving Sunshine Coast outfit, perennial big guns South Coast, and Metropolitan West, led by mercurial National Women’s 20s squad member and long ball queen, Ali Brigginshaw, are expected to provide tough opposition for the imposing Met. East team.Wide Bay, led by National 20 Years and Rustlers Women’s Open star Kirsty Beer is capable of making an impression on the competition as well.Students will be vying for selection in the QSST 18 Years Boys and Girls teams to compete in the Touch Football Australia 18 Years National Touch League to be held at Coffs Harbour from 17-22 September 2007.Australian National 18 Years Coaches Kathy O’Brien (Boys) and Peter Bell (Girls) will be on hand to cast an eye over prospective candidates in the TFA 18 Years National Youth Squads.Games commence at 9.40 am on Friday, continue on Saturday at 9.30am, with the final day commencing at 8.00am Sunday and Presentations and State Team announcements at 2.00pm.
The Ohio State women’s golf team didn’t finish as well as it was hoping to in this year’s Lady Buckeye Invitational. The near-40 mph gusts of wind didn’t help it in the weekend tournament, but it might have been a blessing in disguise as the Buckeyes head to Chicago next week for the Big Ten Tournament. “We haven’t won a tournament yet this year. I was hoping to get this one under our belts,” coach Therese Hession said. “The wind is good to practice in because we’re going to be right off Lake Michigan next week.” The wind couldn’t stop Michigan State’s Caroline Powers, who shot a 226 in the three-round tournament. Powers had the best individual performance of the weekend and also led her teammates to a first-place finish in the event, with a total score of 918 — 17 strokes better than Kent State, which came in second with a final score of 935. Wisconsin’s Lindsay Danielson had the second-best individual performance, leading her team to a third-place finish in the tournament with a score of 939. OSU finished fourth with a final score of 941. Rachel Rohanna and Vicky Villanueva led the Buckeyes, both scoring 235 for the weekend, tying for 13th overall in the individual scores. Susana Benavides, who shot a 238 over the weekend, said she had never played in such severe conditions. “It was probably the hardest round I’ve ever played,” Benavides said. “You can’t really focus on what you want; you just have to play for the wind. Try to make pars and be happy with it.” In Hong Lim agreed. “It was real interesting to see all my balls going thirty yards left and right, but everyone was in the same situation,” said Lim, the team’s lone senior, who was playing in her final home tournament. Lim scored 245 for the weekend, a score she wasn’t satisfied with. But she’ll have a chance to finish her Big Ten career strong in next week’s tournament. “I think next week’s going to be windy again, so it was a good preview for us,” she said. “I was hoping to do a lot better than what I did. But oh well, next week.” Regardless of the conditions next weekend, Hession says starting strong is what the team needs to do for a chance to finish atop the leader board. “We just have to get out there and try to really get off to a really good start because that’s one thing we haven’t done so well,” she said. “I think that first day will be critical.” One thing Hession doesn’t need to worry about is her team’s confidence. “I would expect us all to give all of our effort to next weekend,” Rohanna said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if we go out there and win by 10 shots.” Benavides was equally clear about her confidence in her team. “A win, that’s for sure,” she said. “No doubt about that.”
For an Ohio State first-year in physics, Tori Boggs knows a lot about jumping rope.Boggs is a nine-time world rope skipping champion and a two-time world record holder, the current captain of both Jump Company USA and the U.S. National Jump Rope team, and a member of the USA All-Star Ambassador Jump Rope team.“It’s one of those things where you absolutely have to see jump rope to believe it and you just get hooked at the first sight,” Boggs said.Jumping rope is nothing new to Boggs, a Parkersburg, W.Va., native. The 20-year-old has been involved in the sport since she was 5 when she walked into a jump roping event at the Junior Olympic tournament where her brother was participating in a Tae Kwon Do competition.“She went into a gym where they were jumping rope and saw it and didn’t want to leave,” said her mother and jump rope coach, Rochelle Boggs. The mother-daughter pair stumbled upon an advertisement in their local newspaper the following week for tryouts and have never looked back.“She’s my coach now, so we’ve grown in the sport together,” Tori Boggs said.But Tori Boggs is the only person to her knowledge on OSU’s campus who participates in competitive rope skipping, something that means she spends many weekends traveling to perform and compete with her various teams. OSU does not provide any resources for her jump roping, but she said she is “working on” getting jump roping to the point where it is associated with the university.Last year, Tori Boggs spent the summer as part of a circus. She said she might want to pursue performing as a career.“I did a holiday tour with “Cirque Dreams” so it was a national tour, so I toured for a few months and we went around and I jumped rope in the circus,” she said. “I’m (also) employed by Cirque de Soleil for special events.“Ultimately I want to be on a Cirque de Soleil tour.”Until that point, Tori Boggs said she has dreams of bettering the sport of rope skipping.“I’m going to switch to engineering so I can actually apply physics, but basically my motivation for (pursuing a degree) is that I love jump rope so much, my body knows exactly what I’m doing, my muscles know what they’re doing, but I don’t know how to explain it,” Boggs said. “So I want to look at the forces that jump rope places on our body. I want to be able to design a better handle for jumpers, I want to be able to design better shoes and understanding the surfaces that we jump on, like how does that affect our body?”She said currently she is involved with the biomechanics lab at the Wexner Medical Center where she does tricks and uses technology to show her where the forces on her joints are located.“I want to be able to develop better products and improve training methods, and then I’m pre-med, too, so maybe I can go to med school and use that. I don’t know, there’s a lot of options,” Tori Boggs said.With the inaugural 2013 Arnold Classic jump rope competition happening this weekend, she has been working overtime to recruit novice jumpers to register.“I’ve seen people just playing around with the ropes so I always give them Arnold papers and talk to them about jump rope,” she said.The competition is being co-chaired by Rochelle Boggs, and it will have three different competitive categories, encompassing all age groups and skill levels from those who have never jumped before to professionals like Tori Boggs. Other professional jump ropers are excited about the opportunities the weekend may bring.“Any sort of way that we can get the public to view the sport is really exciting,” said Jen Evans, a grand national champion and three-time world medalist who will be attending OSU next year to work on a doctorate of physical therapy. Evans is a Strongville, Ohio, native and currently attends Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio.“It’s really cool because I know that people from Columbus will be there and I’m hoping that it increases the awareness of jump rope,” Evans said. Rochelle Boggs said the new competition will fit in at the Arnold well.“The cool thing is it’s kind of like a natural progression to see jump rope get to the Arnold because Arnold is all about fitness and movement,” she said.The Arnold Jump Rope Fitness Competition will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
J.T. Barrett points up to a crowd of Buckeye fans prior to the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett has one final collegiate game against USC in the Cotton Bowl on Friday, but he has already begun to consider his professional football career.Barrett accepted an invitation to showcase his talents in the East-West Shrine Game, the game announced Tuesday. The game, which features players looking to impress scouts ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft held in April, will take place Jan. 20 in St. Petersburg, Florida, and will be shown on NFL Network.The quarterback will be joined by Ohio State teammates, linebacker Chris Worley and left tackle Jamarco Jones in the Shrine Game.Barrett completed 229-of-354 passes (64.7 completion percentage) for 2,939 yards, including 35 passing touchdowns and nine interceptions in the 2017 season. He holds dozens of program and Big Ten records, including the school passing yard record, the program’s single-season passing touchdown record and the Big Ten career touchdown passes.