AbilityFirst 2015 Stroll & Roll Raises $575,000 To-Date for Programs Benefiting People with Disabilities Los Angeles

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Giving Back AbilityFirst 2015 Stroll & Roll Raises $575,000 To-Date for Programs Benefiting People with Disabilities Los Angeles STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | 6:35 pm Top of the News 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe More Cool Stuffcenter_img Make a comment Business News Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  The AbilityFirst 2015 Stroll & Roll fundraiser, held on the legendary Universal Studios backlot, raised $575,000 to date to help provide quality programs and services to children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. The annual event was presented by Comerica Bank.On behalf of all of us at AbilityFirst, I’d like to thank everyone that came out to join us at our Stroll & Roll fluidraising event this year,” said Lori Gangemi, President and CEO of AbilityFirst “We could not have done this without our great sponsors, families, friends and each individual that contributed. Thank you for your help in continuing our mission in helping children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities realize their full potential. The money raised will support important and successful programs at our various locations in the Greater Los Angeles area, as well as Camp Paivika in the San Bernardino National Forest.”Approximately 1,800 people of all ages and more than 36 corporate sponsors participated in the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year. The overall target is to raise $750,000 and with an outstanding matching challenge grant from the AS&F Foundation $75,000. All contributions are now being matched dollar for dollar up to a maximum of $75,000. With this extra support AbilityFirst anticipates reaching their overall goal of $750,000 soon.Participants ran, walked, rolled, and strolled through the iconic behind-the-scenes backlot, which has 30 sound stages and over 30 backlot locations. They viewed the numerous movie sets, met Universal Studios’ many celebrity characters, shopped at the AbilityFirst expo, relaxed in the expo’s beer garden, and spent the day among friends.Whit Johnson and Daniella Guzman, co-anchors of NBC4’s “Today in LA” morning news team, welcomed the participants and sent them on their way around the backlot. Among the strollers and rollers were Crystal Egger and Holly Harmula, also from NBC4’s “Today in LA” morning news team, and AbilityFirst honorary chairpersons Jaclyn Smith and Lee Meriwether. Lee Meriwether is a former Miss America, the original “Today Girl” on NBC’s Today Show, and an actress who has starred and appeared in numerous TV shows and on the stage. Jaclyn Smith is an actress and businesswoman. She is best known as Kelly Garrett in the television series Charlie’s Angels.NBC4 was the media sponsor and other sponsors included Nextera Energy, Platinum Equity First Solar, Jordana Cosmetics, NRG Energy, Quetico LLC, Skechers USA, Sun Power, Celestica, Chubb Group, Commerce Casino, DIRECTV, Long Beach Center Guild, SC Fuels, Tesoro, America Cluing Nam, Brentwood Originals, CBB Bank, CFO Edge, and OneBeacon Insurance Group. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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.last_img read more

Estonia, Latvia agree to jointly develop 1GW offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea

first_imgEstonia, Latvia agree to jointly develop 1GW offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享OffshoreWind.biz:The governments of Estonia and Latvia have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop an offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Riga, the Baltic Sea.The capacity of the proposed offshore wind farm is up to 1,000 MW and the project is expected to be commissioned by 2030.The wind farm would produce approximately 3.5 terawatt-hours of electricity per year, which is approximately 40 percent of Estonia’s annual electricity consumption. The signing of the MoU follows several months of discussions on the project.According to Taavi Aas, Estonia’s Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure developing the wind farm in partnership with Latvia makes this a cross-border project which as such qualifies for support from the European Union. “This, in turn, makes it cheaper to build other wind farms in the area, as other projects in the same area would also benefit from the grid infrastructure to be built for the farm,” said Aas.The two countries will jointly carry out studies to determine the best location for the construction of the offshore wind farm, taking into account wind conditions, plans, existing projects, environmental protection, and all other factors. Once the necessary studies have been carried out and the permits have been obtained, an auction will be held for the offshore area with a building permit and the winner will be able to build an offshore wind farm there, the Estonian government said.[Adnan Durakovic]More: Estonia and Latvia to jointly develop 1 GW offshore wind farmlast_img read more

Heart Transplant Pioneer Dies in Chile

first_imgBy Dialogo April 15, 2009 Santiago de Chile, April 14 (EFE) – Chilean doctor Jorge Kaplan Meyer, a heart transplant pioneer in that country, died early this morning of heart failure, his family reported. He was 82 years old. He died at 04:10 am (08:10 GMT) at the Clínica Reñaca in the city of Viña del Mar, according to his daughter, journalist Marcela Kaplan. Medical sources indicated that Kaplan had been ill for some time. He suffered a heart attack last December, and in January he was hospitalized again for a pulmonary edema. The doctor became famous on June 28, 1968, when he led the team of surgeons at the Naval Hospital in Valparaíso who performed the first heart transplant in Chile. This was the third transplant in Latin America after others completed in Brazil and Argentina, and number 23 in the world. At that time, Kaplan operated on the young Maria Elena Peñaloza, age 24, who suffered congenital valvopathy with myocardial dilation. In an operation that lasted two hours and 49 minutes, she received the heart of 21-year-old Gabriel Veliz, who had died of a brain tumor. Kaplan was also a man committed to the restoration of democracy in Chile during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990) and participated actively in politics, being elected councilor of Viña del Mar in 1996 and serving as mayor between 2000 and 2004.last_img read more

Coming February: House of Cards’ Psycho-In-Chief Begins His Reign

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Francis Underwood is president, so what now? That’s the burning question going into Season 3 of Netflix’s hit political thriller House of Cards, which capped its second season with the conniving politician ascending to the highest office in the land. Of course, all he had to do to get there was kill two people—a fellow lawmaker and a female reporter he used to weasel his way to the White House—and create a scandal that forced the resignation of the (worst ever!) sitting president, Garrett Walker. Netflix revealed Monday that House of Cards will return Feb. 27, 2015. All episodes in the first two seasons were dumped on the streaming service on its release date, so you can assume all dozen or so episodes will be available for immediate consumption that day. A video posted on House of Cards’ Facebook page shows the President Underwood (KevinSpacey) and the First Lady (Robin Wright) boarding Air Force One. The date of its premiere then flashes on the screen. That’s it. Seasons 1 and 2 followed the conniving Congressman Underwood as he schemed his way to the Oval Office, first as Vice President and then President. Now that he’s taken the presidential throne, where do we go from here? Will Season 3 document Underwood’s downfall? Will someone finally nail this sick bastard for the two murders? We only ask that the creators don’t bring back the magic Underwood typewriter.last_img read more

Minnesota Wild fire Bruce Boudreau, who becomes the eighth NHL head coach to lose his job this season

first_img February 14, 2020 Minnesota Wild fire Bruce Boudreau, who becomes the eighth NHL head coach to lose his job this season Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild fire Bruce Boudreau, who becomes the eighth NHL head coach to lose his job this season.last_img

Hilliard holds onto right-center back spot heading into Rutgers game

first_imgCombined, Skylar Thomas and Jordan Murrell have started all 93 games they’ve played in for Syracuse.The two senior defenders are virtual locks on the back line and, with head coach Ian McIntyre using a three-man defense in 2014, that third spot could belong to a number of others.But through two games, Tyler Hilliard has made it his own.The redshirt junior is one of three players — along with goalie Alex Bono and midfielder Nick Perea — that’s played all 180 minutes of the regular season for the Orange. Hilliard has thrived at right center back, and with his defensive prowess and top-line speed, has helped SU post two shutouts to start the 2014 campaign with heavy competition for back line playing time.After missing 13 games in 2013 due to injury, Hilliard will look to continue his already impressive bounce-back season when SU (2-0) faces Rutgers (2-0) at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, New Jersey on Thursday at 7 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s very athletic. He’s got pace, strength,” McIntyre said. “Probably him and Skylar Thomas are our best individual defenders, and (Hilliard is) a real warrior out there.”In a 3-0 win against St. Mary’s on Sunday, Hilliard pressured the Gaels all over the field. In the game’s first four minutes, he won two headers off crosses on the left edge of the Gaels’ six-yard box. He successfully slipped passes up the right wing despite St. Mary’s forwards pulling at his jersey hard enough to bend his back. And as the Gaels repeatedly fouled the Orange, Hilliard ignited quick restarts from the defensive third to spur the up-tempo Syracuse attack. The right-most defender in the 3-5-2 is a role Hilliard has embraced, and one he sees himself succeeding in moving forward.“I’m liking it a lot because it gives us more responsibility in the back,” Hilliard said of being one of three defenders, rather than one of four. “Personally, I think I fit into the formation very well, and I’ve played next to both Skylar and Louis (Cross) now, and they’re both very good center backs so everything is working out.”McIntyre has emphasized depth in the back often in the Orange’s young season. With defenders like the now-healthy Chris Makowski, who’s started 51 career games, and Cross, who scored in his Syracuse debut against Niagara on Friday, threatening for minutes, Hilliard’s grasp on a starting role will depend on his ability to continue his exceptional play. He said he’s been at 100 percent since January, through his summer Premier Development League season with the Ocean City Nor’easters. Hilliard has thrived upon returning to school a different player, Murrell said.“His training habits have improved a lot and just trying to keep up with him actually because he’s been working so much harder to get back to where everyone was,” Murrell said. “That’s the sign of a good athlete.Hilliard will be up to his toughest task yet against Rutgers, and with starting spots always up for grabs, he remains unfazed.“There’s competition at every position, so any day anyone could start,” Hilliard said. “In practice, I just work hard, do what I can on the field and let Mac go ahead and take care of the coaching.” Comments Published on September 4, 2014 at 12:10 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

USC set to take on nation’s best at ITA

first_imgFittingly, during this long President’s Day weekend, the No. 1 men’s tennis team (6-0, 0-0) will travel across the country to Thomas Jefferson’s old stomping grounds in Charlottesville, Va.Top spot · Junior Jaak Poldma and the Trojans enter the ITA’s National Team Indoor Championships in Charlottesville, Va. as the top-ranked team. team. – Gary Fung | Daily Trojan In this historically-rich location, the Trojans hope to make history as the top seed at the ITA National Team Indoor Championships — hosted by second-seeded University of Virginia (4-1, 0-0).Two weeks ago, as winners of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend, USC qualified for the opportunity to face off against the top squads from across the nation.The Trojans are looking forward to the increased fervor and competition that comes with playing a tournament of this magnitude.“The season goes up a couple of levels in intensity at the [ITA Indoor tournament],” USC coach Peter Smith said. “This tournament is an excellent way to compare ourselves against other top teams.”First up on the Trojans’ slate is a first round matchup against No. 26 Fresno State (7-1), where Smith was the head coach from 1992 to 1997. The Bulldogs are riding a hot streak coming into the tournament, coming off upset victories over No. 17 Texas A&M (4-2, 0-0) and No. 32 Rice University (5-1, 0-0) during the Kick-Off Weekend.Also, in its half of the draw, USC finds Pac-10 rivals No. 9 Stanford  (4-0, 0-0) and No. 4 UCLA (2-0, 0-0). This potentially sets up second and third round matches against familiar foes.Even if the potential Pac-10 matchups do not work out, the rest of the teams — other than Fresno State — are all ranked in the top 20, providing a true test for the nation’s top-ranked squad.Playing tennis indoors fosters the ambience of big-time college tennis. Not only do the players not have to deal with the sun or other weather conditions, but the intensity is palpable with the echoing play and of the players cheering their squads on.As with the opening six-match homestand, Smith would like to see how his lesser experienced players — like freshman J.T. Sundling and junior Peter Lucassen — respond as the season progresses.Obviously, the Trojans would like to fly home as victors, but Smith does not place extra pressure on his squad as he continues to evaluate his team.“The Indoors will provide a great atmosphere as well as a great lesson for our team,” Smith said.last_img read more

Thurston Chamber Announces 2016 Boss of the Year Honorees

first_imgFacebook24Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Thurston County Chamber of CommerceThe Thurston County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the seventh annual Boss of the Year honorees.  Co-sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, this award recognizes outstanding individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership in the workplace through innovation, communication, vision, and performance. Port of Olympia Executive Director Ed Galligan is one of the 2016 “Bosses of the Year”.The 2016 honorees are: Kevin Johnston, Capital Mall; Rozanne Garman, RHD Enterprises; and Ed Galligan, The Port of Olympia.Honorable mentions include: John Doan, City of Tumwater; Dr. Ricord Torgerson, Joint Animal Services of Thurston County; and Winfried Danke, CHOICE Regional Health Network. Over 40 bosses from non-profit organizations to state agencies to private sector companies were nominated by their employees.Again this year, Saint Martin’s University business students played an important role in the selection process by interviewing finalists and gathering data for the selection committee.  “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to meet with exceptional business leaders in the community and to also learn more about what truly defines leadership in the workplace,” says Richard Beer, Ph.D., dean of the School of Business.Johnston, Garman, and Galligan join a group of past honorees, including:Ron Bruchet, GHB InsuranceKevin Johnston is the general manager of the Capital Mall and one of the 2016 honorees for Boss of the Year. Photo courtesy: Kevin Johnston.Melissa Jenkins, The OlympianMeagan Darrow, TOGETHER!Steve Hall, the City of OlympiaDr. Yong Liu, State Department of AgricultureRae-Lynn Bidon, Olympia Orthopaedic AssociatesJoseph Di Santo, Panorama Heidi West, America’s Credit UnionDr. Terrence Hess, Foot & Ankle Surgical AssociatesSteve Brooks, Lacey Fire District 3Jessica Jensen, Jessica Jensen Law PSJoe Ingoglia, Boys & Girls Club of Thurston CountyMariella Cummings, Physicians of Southwest WashingtonRobert Coit, Thurston County Food BankMike Harbour, Intercity TransitMike Strub, LOTT Clean Water AllianceBruce Cramer, O Bee Credit UnionJohn Setterstrom, Lucky Eagle CasinoThe recognition event will take place on Wednesday, December 14 at the Hotel RL Olympia beginning at 11:30 a.m. with a lunch buffet and recognition program starting at noon.  To make a reservation to attend, register online at www.thurstonchamber.com.last_img read more


first_imgThe Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) and its Norwegian partner Biomarine Science Technology (BST) will invest €35M to develop the world’s largest bio-marine ingredients facility in Killybegs, the organisations said.Donegal Daily revealed last night that the project will result in the creation of up to 50 jobs during the construction phase and a further 70 direct and indirect jobs when it intends to go into full production in 2016.The highly innovative new facility will be used to extract high-end proteins, oils and calcium from fish for use as food ingredients. These include valuable marine proteins as well as lipids, which are naturally occurring molecules and fat-soluble vitamins. The proposed plant also has the potential to produce supplements for athletes thereby deriving optimal advantage of the health benefits of fish.“This proposed new facility can become a game-changer in the seafood sector positioning Killybegs and Ireland as a global leader in supply and research around new products and benefits from protein, oils and calcium associated with the sea”, said Sean O’Donoghue, Chief Executive of the KFO.“With increasing food ingredient prices and a shortage of quality protein in the market, there is a significant opening in the market for the output which this new venture can deliver. The increased focus on health and rising demand for foodstuffs high in healthy content has led to rapid growth in the health and sports nutrition market. We have already met with leading food producers in Europe and the USA who are extremely supportive of the venture and enthusiastic about entering into supply contracts with it.”A new joint venture company, Bio-marine Ingredients Ireland Ltd (BII), has been formed to promote the proposed new facility which represents a new departure for the marine sector in Donegal. “The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation is committed to developing and advancing any sea fisheries issues of relevance to its members”, continued Mr O’Donoghue.“Diversification and the establishment of new high-value activities such as this, is a key part of our remit. By forging an alliance with BST we are partnering with a firm with many years of experience in pharmaceutical, marine biotech and international commodity business. BST has a long experience in this area and has the technical expertise to enable production of valuable fractions from marine species – including clean fish oil.”A site has been identified for the proposed new facility subject to planning permission and state aid. The plant will have the capacity to process up to 50,000 tonnes or raw material annually. While boarfish will be the primary source of raw material, the facility will also be able to utilise other species such as blue whiting. Boarfish is only used for fishmeal purposes at present and the proposed new facility will therefore help transform a low value element of the current catch into a significant revenue earner for the industry.The project supports the objectives set out under the Government’s Food Harvest 2020 report and the BIM 2013-2017 strategy for the industry which places a specific focus on developing product options from species such as blue whiting and boarfish as well as making a commitment to supporting the establishment of new firms in the sector.Food Harvest 2020 places a specific emphasis on the development of innovative, consumer oriented seafood products as well as on marine biotechnology development and marine functional foods. “We are delighted to be able to support these national objectives and we are also grateful for the tremendous support we have received from both Enterprise Ireland and BIM in bringing this exciting project to this stage”, Mr O’Donoghue concluded.“We are now looking forward to moving ahead with construction subject to planning permission as well as state aid, thereby bringing badly needed jobs to Killybegs and the North West.‘WE’LL SPEND €35M ON NEW KILLYBEGS PLANT’ – KFO was last modified: April 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more