first_img Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Make a comment More Cool Stuff 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all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News HerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeauty Education Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy Alumna Lands Record Deal Article and Photos by FLINTRIDGE SACRED HEART ACADEMY Published on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 | 11:42 amcenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Claire Rodriguez performing in Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s 2012 Spring Pops Concert.Claire RodriguezWhen Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (FSHA) alumna Claire Rodriguez ’12 walked into the offices of Bungalo Records in mid-July, she expected to leave with an internship; instead, she walked out with a record deal. Rodriguez, who just completed her freshman year at Berklee College of Music in Boston, was waiting to interview for a music production and marketing internship at the record company when Paul Ring, CEO and President, noticed her sitting in the lobby and struck up a conversation. Ring asked Rodriguez to sing for him on the spot. “I sampled different genres. I performed ‘People Get Ready’ by Curtis Mayfield, then I did some classical stuff,” Rodriguez said. By the time her interviewer was ready for her, Rodriguez was already discussing a record deal with Ring. “After I showed him what I could do, he said, ‘I really don’t want you to intern here. I only want you for a record deal. You’re not allowed to intern,’” Rodriguez recalled.Claire Rodriguez in Flintridge Sacred Heart’s 2012 spring musical XANADU. She played the leading role of Kira.Since signing the contract with Bungalo Records, Rodriguez (who will go by the stage name “Toni”) has been hard at work. “I met with the producers that I’m going to be recording with, as well as a songwriting team,” she said. Her producers include Grammy-award winners Adonis Shropshire, Kevin Wales and Nataraj Tribino. “I am working with such amazing people. I have to live up to their expectations, and I have to work really hard to do it,” Rodriguez said.However, no one—especially in the FSHA community—doubts her ability to succeed. “Once you heard Claire sing, you knew she had amazing talent,” said Sister Carolyn McCormack, O.P., president of FSHA.During her four years at FSHA, Rodriguez participated in almost every musical opportunity at the school. She was a choir soloist and the lead vocalist of FSHA’s band. Rodriguez also appeared in the school musical every year, including the 2011 production of Xanadu in which she played the lead role of Kira. “Claire was a passionate performer, dedicated and committed to her craft. I’m not surprised she got a record deal at 19 years old,” said Katy Sadler, former Assistant Principal at FSHA.Rodriguez also worked with FSHA Visual & Performing Arts Department Chair Ben Coria, who was “thrilled” to find out about Rodriguez’s recording deal. “Success in the music business is challenging, but I know there’s a place for her,” he said.Imelda Rodriguez, Claire’s mother, credits FSHA for helping Rodriguez along her musical path. “FSHA is a big part of who she is now. The school harnessed her dream of using her God-given talent to be of service to others,” she said.And while this recording opportunity seems like the stuff of movies, Rodriguez wants to encourage students to think big. “Know that no matter how farfetched your dreams are, it’s really possible to achieve them,” she said. “If you have the right attitude, if you work on yourself and if you have a really well-polished skill, then you can absolutely make it.”You can listen to Claire Rodriguez’s music at more information about Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (FSHA), visit Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

first_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – October 11, 2017 Twitter Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Brogan calls for action on Letterkenny Bus Shelter Facebook Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twittercenter_img Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleFarmers urged to discuss slurry spreading issues with DepartmentNext articleDale Gorman on the mark for Northern Ireland News Highland WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Donegal County Council is being urged to seek funding to provide proper a bus shelter in Letterkenny.Councillor Ciaran Brogan says thousands of people each day use the bus stop near the station roundabout but there isn’t proper seating, shelter or facilities for people with a disability.He says a new shelter is required in the short term while the council should look at a more suitable location in the long term………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

first_imgA judge has denied Oxford University’s request for an exclusion zone to keep animal rights protesters away from the Sheldonian Theatre during graduation ceremonies.A ban on protests against the University’s new animal testing laboratory was requested on grounds that the protesters’ shouts would ruin the “peace and quiet” of the ceremonies.Mr Justice Treacy of the High Court in London ruled against the University’s appeal on the grounds of lacking evidence to prove the protesters’ threat to students during the Sheldonian proceedings.Instead, the judge granted an additional 100 meters to the exclusion zone around the nearly completed laboratory in South Parks Road, so that students, faculty, and researchers will not be disturbed. The extension was issued on the  grounds that only construction workers of the lab were being given protection, and not students and faculty. There have been previous incidents of violent attacks against the University’s students and staff. Extremist activists have threatened and attacked University property, saying that the laboratory will be dismantled “brick by brick.”“There is a high probability that unlawful harassment… will take place as a result from the unrestrained gathering of protesters,” said Justice Treacy.A university spokesman, however, says the institution will not be stirred.“The university remains firmly committed to the completion of a new facility to rehouse animals used in potentially life-saving research. The safety of staff, students and others remain the number one priority.” “As an institution deeply committed to freedom of speech, we respect the right to protest and to make views heard within the law. However, we will protect our staff and students – and those working with us – from harassment and intimidation while going about their lawful business,” the spokesman added.last_img read more

first_img Seven alleged members of the FARC’s southern and eastern blocks – four of whom were underage – surrendered voluntarily to the National Army troops in Caquetá and Putumayo departments, reaching 50 demobilized guerrillas so far this year, a division spokesman said on March 25. Aka “Ciro”, who belongs to the so-called Southern Block Guard, voluntarily turned himself in to authorities in the city of Florencia. The 32-year-old individual, who declared to having spent 18 years as a base guerrilla and a mass organization guerrilla later on, surrendered a Czeck 7.65 caliber pistol with its magazine and ammunition. A member of the 15th squad also surrendered to the Army in the municipality of El Paujil, Caquetá. The man, known within the FARC as “Danilo”, was commander of the “Edgar Tovar” company at the 15th squad. Similarly, a 26-year-old alleged member of the FARC’s 49th squad went to the authorities in the city of Florencia. Aka “Andrés”, who declared to have been part of terrorism support networks in the criminal organization, was a person of trust to aka “Mauricio Gareca”, one of the most important terrorists of the 32nd squad that operates in the north of Putumayo and south of Caquetá departments. Furthermore, four minors surrendered to the troops and were brought to the Colombian Institute of Family Wellbeing (ICBF), to start their disengagement process and reinsertion into society. In the first case, a 15-year-old teenager managed to escape the FARC and sought Army protection. The minor said he had been a low-grade soldier for two years and decided to escape and go to the Army, since he suffered punishment and permanent physical and psychological mistreatment by the terrorist organization. Three other minors voluntarily surrendered in the municipality of Puerto Asís, Putumayo. The first one, age 17, spent four years with the FARC, where he was known as “Pipe Bueno”, and served in supporting networks to terrorism at the Front 48’s fourth commission. The second minor was 17-year-old aka “Jhon”, who had been in charge of explosives at the Front’s second commission for six months; and aka “Ángela”, a 14-year-old girl with six months in the criminal organization, served as a low-rank guerrilla. The three minors were placed at the disposal of the ICBF in Puerto Asís. By Dialogo March 27, 2013last_img read more

first_imgValamar expects that the tourism sector will continue to be under the impact of the crisis in 2021, while returning to normal expected in 2022 and 2023. In 2020, Valamar Riviera expects to generate about 30% of revenues compared to the realization in 2019 Kao response to the crisis caused by coronavirus, in 2020, 125 million kuna of investments in projects were suspended, the completion of which is largely planned for the 2021 season. Works on Valamar Pinea Collection Resort in Poreč and other investment projects they are temporarily suspended for a period of 12 to 24 months due to the uncertainty of future operations. Of course, 2020 was totally different and unexpected. But in spite of everything, they are in Valamar keep it all jobs. Mostly thanks to the assistance of the measures of the Government of the Republic of Croatia and the support of the social partners through “Pause, Restart” program, “By adjusting operations and with the support of shareholders, banks and other investors, sufficient liquidity has been ensured to amortize the crisis in the next three years. In order to save all jobs until the beginning of the next tourist season, the program “Pause, Restart” will continue.”, They point out from Valamar and add that they will work intensively on the preparation of future development projects, digitalization and business transformation for a new period of growth. In 2019 HRK 955 million was invested in raising the quality of the portfolio and expanded the partnership with pension funds by increasing the capital in the Imperial Riviera and the acquisition of a hotel on Hvar. In order to strengthen the financial position of the group, HRK 363 million of realized profit was allocated to retained earnings and until further notice deferred dividend payment. Stopped investment cycle “As a tourist destination, Croatia has shown stability and attractiveness in the new conditions and has the opportunity to realize a stronger recovery in tourist traffic next year, although business will still be affected by the crisis. In the past period, Valamar has invested HRK 6 billion in tourism, and in the coming period it will be important to maintain liquidity, preserve jobs, adjust operations to the impact of the crisis and prepare projects for new growth and development when the conditions are right.”, They conclude from Valamar. / / / GREEN VALAMAR IS MUCH MORE THAN A SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS. IT IS VALUE, PROMISE AND BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY BRAND The business results were presented at the General Assembly of Valamar Riviera 2019. The, in which Valamar achieved double-digit revenue growth of HRK 2,22 billion and an operating profit growth of 11%. Photo: Valamar / Robert Marić Although the tourist season started well, after several countries issued travel warnings in August, tourist traffic to Croatia was disabled, which caused a sharp decline in the second part of August and the off-season. Last year was a record year of business and the last year of the five-year development cycle in which Valamar achieved an average growth rate. operating profit of 22% and made strategic strides that will ensure the creation of new value for stakeholders in the coming period, investing in employees, products and destinations in a sustainable and socially responsible way. last_img read more

first_imgBUCKSPORT — Winning championships is a way of life for the Bucksport softball program, and with only two teams left in their way, the Golden Bucks are on the verge of adding another trophy to their storied history.Bucksport reached the Class C North championship game with an 8-3 win against No. 6 Orono on Saturday. Madysen Robichaud had a two-run home run for the second-seeded Golden Bucks, who will face top-seeded Mattanawcook Academy in a battle of two 18-0 teams at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Brewer.Ellsworth’s softball team lost 8-4 against No. 4 Oceanside (16-2) to fall one game short of the title game in Class B North. The Eagles rallied to cut the deficit to four after being down 7-0 early in the game, but it wasn’t enough. No. 8 Ellsworth finished the year 12-7 in Dottie Cameron’s first season as head coach.In baseball, Ellsworth fell 2-0 on the road against top-seeded Old Town (15-3). The appearance in the regional semifinals was the first since 2009 for the No. 5 Eagles, who finished the season with a 13-6 record. Austin Baron finished the game with a single for Ellsworth.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The American Farm Bureau Federation and Ohio Farm Bureau today presented Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) with AFBF’s Golden Plow award. The Golden Plow is the highest honor the organization gives to sitting members of Congress.“Senator Portman is a champion for farmers, particularly on regulatory reform,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. As lead sponsor of the Regulatory Accountability Act, he “is working to bring common sense to the federal rule-making process,” Duvall noted. “Farm Bureau is grateful for his dedicated service to agriculture and rural America.”Ohio Farm Bureau endorsed Portman for the award because of his commitment in Congress to issues important to farmers and ranchers. Ohio Farm Bureau appreciates that the senator’s priorities align with those of its members. “Senator Portman has always been an advocate for Ohio’s farmers,” said Frank Burkett III, president, Ohio Farm Bureau. “His leadership on issues such as regulatory reform is appreciated and valued. When Farm Bureau members need to talk, Senator Portman is always ready to listen.”   Portman currently serves on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Finance Committee, Foreign Relations Committee, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Joint Economic Committee. Portman’s work in the Senate includes strong advocacy for tax reform and leadership in eliminating the UBIT provision from the Senate tax reform bill. He also knows how important export markets are to the farm economy, especially now, as a surplus of commodities continues to put pressure on the prices farmers receive. Portman is a former U.S. Trade Representative under President George H.W. Bush. He served in the U.S. House from 1993 to 2005. AFBF’s Golden Plow award recognizes members of Congress who exemplify agricultural leadership and support of Farm Bureau policies. Recipients are chosen for having a philosophy or record that demonstrates a commitment to sound agricultural policies supported by Farm Bureau, the private enterprise system, fiscal conservatism and reduced federal regulation of businesses and individuals.last_img read more

first_imgAdam Gilchrist rolled back years to come up with a superlative century helping his team to an impressive 111-run win against Bangalore during the 63rd IPL match on Tuesday. Score | PhotosBatting at the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Tuesday, he and countryman Shaun Marsh also put up the highest T20 partnership scoring a massive 206 runs for the second wicket.In the face of a daunting 233-run target, Bangalore lost the plot early.Opener Chris Gayle went back without opening his account to a Ryan Harris ball in the second over and soon one-down batsman Virat Kohli followed in the fourth over. He became Harris’s second victim when the total was 17/2.The other opener Saurabh Tiwary departed on the last ball of the sixth over off Shalabh Srivastava and the next over saw Asad Pathan walk back, caught David Hussey, bowled Paul valthaty when the team total was 43/4.Mohammad Kaif was the next to take a walk. A turner off leggie Piyush Chawla beat him and Gilchrist removed the bails in a jiffy. He was the fifth wicket to fall from the Bangalore camp and the score at the time of his departure was 72.Chawla then came around to get rid of Arun Karthik AB de Villiers to reduce Bangalore to 89/7.With seven wicket back in the dugout, the rest was easy for the Punjab bowlers who quickly wrapped up the tail emerging triumphant by 111 runs with three overs to spare.Punjab inningsPunjab skipper Adam Gilchrist hit a century helping his team 232 against Bangalore – the highest total of IPL-4.advertisementCaptain Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh, who remained unbeaten on 79, scored 206 runs for the second wicket – the highest in T20s so far. Earlier, Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist won the toss and elected to bat in this 63th IPL match of the season.Despite a good start, they lost their opener Paul Valthaty to a Charl Langeveldt ball in the fourth over when the team total was 25.But post that wicket, the two Aussies, Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh got going against the Bangalore bowlers. Soon the run rate shot up to more than 10 an over and by the 10th over the Punjab total was an impressive 99/1.The two started dealing in boundaries and over-the-fence shots making the opposition – Bangalore, table-toppers in the IPL so far, look like a team of novice players. Chris Gayle, who has been impressive both with the bat and the ball this season, too could not much for the team’s cause as the two Aussies went about their business with ease.Punjab crossed the 200-run mark in the 17th over off Johan van der Wath that witnessed as many as 16 runs being scored in it. A much better performance by Van der Wath compared to his last over that went for 30 runs.Gilchrist went on to complete his first IPL-4 century hitting a four off Charl Langeveldt on the second ball of the last over.But the captain’s innings came to a tame end on the penultimate ball of the innings when he prodded an away moving ball to Chris Gayle at short third man. His 106-run innings came off just 55 balls and was decorated with eight four and nine over-the-fence shot.The Gilchrist-Marsh 206-run partnership proved to be the highest in all T20s so far. And the score 232 was the highest of this IPL season. Marsh remained unbeaten on 79.last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace chairman Parish: These kids set to follow Wan-Bissaka…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace chairman Steve Parish is delighted with the progress of their young players.Parish expects more to follow Aaron Wan-Bissaka into manager Roy Hodgson’s first team.He told the club’s website, “…our U23s and U18s both won their respective leagues, which were brilliant achievements for our Academy. “Aaron’s progress through the ranks has been something to celebrate, but he’s not the only one to force his way into Roy’s plans. Sam Woods and Ryan Innis made their first team debuts, whilst James Daly, Nya Kirby and Giovanni McGregor have made the first team bench this year. It is an exciting time to be a young player in our Academy.” last_img read more

first_imgSANAA – A senior operative from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula movement conceded Sunday that movement fighters had committed mistakes during an early December attack on Yemeni Defense Ministry headquarters that left 52 civilians and military personnel dead and more than 167 others injured.“We did not aim to target civilians at the Defense Ministry complex hospital,” Qassem al-Rimi said. “We shoulder full responsibility for the problems that happened and we are ready to pay compensation for this,” he added in a video on the website of the movement.The December 5 violence erupted after roughly 70 militants stormed the Defense Ministry building and fought with army soldiers inside the ministry. Many of the fatalities involved doctors and medics working in the ministry’s hospital in the compound. Al-Rimi asserted his movement had not instructed its militants to target doctors in the ministry’s hospital.“This attack does not express the ideas of the movement,” al-Rimi said in the video.He said movement leaders had told the attackers to avoid attacking prayer houses and the hospital inside the ministry’s complex, but one of the attackers did not mind this piece of information.“Attacking hospitals had never been an al-Qaeda tactic,” al-Rimi said. “There are many Defense Ministry hospitals in the country, but we never attacked them, although none of them is well guarded,” he added.He said the attack had primarily targeted the Defense Ministry command, which according to him, had turned into an operations room for US drone attacks against Yemenis.last_img read more