State Capitol Ceremony Honors Local Community Activist

first_img Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) and the California Legislative Black Caucus will honor community activist Dolores Hickambottom at a special ceremony in the State Capitol on Monday. She will be recognized as an “Unsung Hero of the Civil Rights Movement” for her lifetime of advocacy for social, political and educational opportunities for all.“During this month when we celebrate Black History, we pay tribute to the extraordinary contributions of citizens such as Dolores Hickambottom whose actions helped to integrate the Pasadena public schools and whose continuing activism improves the quality of life for all,” said Assemblymember Holden.The 50-year Altadena resident has been a tireless advocate for equal opportunity since her days as a mother of four who was deeply involved with Pasadena public schools. She has been active in campaigns for civil rights, women’s rights, family issues and education and was instrumental in establishing the Pasadena Educational Foundation in 1971. She was also a founding member of the Pasadena City College African-American Advisory Board and is active in Mustangs on the Move at Muir High School.Many in the community will remember her earlier efforts in helping to elect Pasadena’s first female Mayor, Loretta Thompson Glickman, who was also African-American. She went on to serve as the Mayor’s field representative and later served on the staffs of State Senators Walter Stiern, Richard Polanco and Jack Scott.Hickambottom is a U.S. Army Veteran who served during the Korean War and serves on the Los Angeles board of the Tuskegee Airmen. She is a graduate of Pasadena City College and Cal State University Los Angeles. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Government State Capitol Ceremony Honors Local Community Activist Published on Sunday, February 9, 2014 | 10:15 pm Community News Community News Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. Herbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Colorado’s Magic Beans Rock Denver’s Bluebird Theater For Post-Thanksgiving Affair [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Magic Beans | The Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO | 11/24/2017 | Photos: Gary Sheer On Friday, Magic Beans rocked the Bluebird Theater in Denver with fellow musical brethren Cycles opening up the evening. The post-Thanksgiving Denver bash has become somewhat of a tradition, marking the second year Magic Beans have hosted a jubilant affair to dance off the delectable plates of food that were gobbled down the day prior. Coming off a high from their six-night Colorado Halloween run, Magic Beans shredded through their show, offering the debut of two new covers, in addition to two sets of their jam-heavy space funk.The Magic Beans Light Up Denver With New Debuts And Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Sit-In“Mr. Scientist” served as the bass-heavy set opener, with the crowd sailing on the groovy jam as bassist Chris Duffy led the pack into deep type-II territory. The heavy-hitter that was recently debuted this past August gradually loosened up, as the jam became more spacious, eventually reaching a soaring climax before dropping back into “Mr. Scientist” bouncing main theme.  By way of the slightest pause, the space captains dropped into the funky tune “Give Me Something Real”, highlighting Casey Russell’s wizardry as he hopped between different sets of keys and his beautiful mahogany organ.“Powder” offered a change of pace, as guitarist Scott Hachey and Duffy brought out their acoustic stringed instruments, leading the quartet through the folky number speaking to Colorado’s most cherished natural gift—powder. Although the powder has still not fallen this year in Denver, the Beans showcased the mastery of their diverse catalog. As the jam came to an aggressive end, the boys swapped back to full electric, and drummer Cody Wales led the charge into “Here On Out.”“Here On Out” exhibited the more straight-forward funk stylings that the band has to offer, before blissfully segueing into a debut cover of Scissor Sister’s poppy hit “Take Yo Mama”, during which the group invited Cycles guitarist Patty Harvey up on stage to join in the shenanigans. Russell hit the nail on the head with his punctual silky-smooth vocals, proving that sometimes taking the risk with a new cover is the absolute perfect ingredient for massive crowd response. Hachey and Harvey traded off smoking hot solos, as the two mastermind guitar players brought the first set to a triumphant finish.Magic Beans returned after set break with “Mission”. Wales and Duffy laid down the perfect backbeat, as the bubbly and climactic intro pushed towards its peak, finding Hachey and Russell feeding off of each other with harmonious licks thrown back and forth. “Mission” served as a brilliant second set opener, with the band fully focused and locked and loaded. Hachey’s guitar work was particularly on point during “Mission,” before the band dove head-first into a funky-fresh rendition of CeeLo Green’s 2010 catchy hit “Fuck You.”This latest addition to the Beans catalog was characterized by soaring vocals from Russell, as the remaining three members added in comical theatrics, involving the crowd with the radio hit we have all heard one too many times. Being playful with pop-culture’s notion of beating a song into the ground is sometimes the best you can do, and the 500 person capacity venue was just as playfully receptive, as the fully engaged crowd helped Magic Beans out with the chorus.“Lost and Found” brought the second set to a close, before Magic Beans returned for their encore, with the crowd still amped to keep the holiday weekend going, and the reality of going into work the following day nowhere on the horizon. For their final song of the night, the Beans played a lively and dynamic “Hanky Panky,” a song that has become a fan-favorite and staple in Magic Beans’ catalog in recent time. Closing the show with yet another crowd interactive tune was the money call, and the Colorado locals brought the celebratory Friday night show to a close.You can check out the setlist from Magic Beans two-set turkey extravaganza below, as well as a gorgeous gallery of photos courtesy of Gary Sheer. Plus, fans hoping to listen to last night’s show can pre-order the Magic Beans’ new album, Casino Cabaret, on PledgeMusic, where the full soundboard from the show will be posted as an exclusive along with the new album!Setlist: Magic Beans | The Bluebird Theater | Denver, CO | 11/24/2017Set 1: Mr. Scientist, Give Me Something Real, Powder*->Always Cool, Here On Out-> Take Yo Mama^Set 2: Mission-> As You Like It’-> Fuck You**, Lost & FoundEncore: Hanky Panky*played on acoustic guitar and upright bass^Scissor Sisters cover (First Time Played) w/ Patty Harvey on guitar (Cycles)‘ w/ Duff Zone and Jib Zone** CeeLo Green cover (First Time Played) w/ Mike Wood on tambourine (Cycles)last_img read more

Together is better for optimal success

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Paul Robert Paul Robert has been helping financial institutions drive their retail growth strategies for over 20 years. Paul is the Chief Executive Officer for FI Strategies, LLC, a private consulting company … Web: fi-strategies.com Details There’s an old proverb that says: If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together. As your credit union enters strategic planning season, think about the powerful impact that “togetherness” (or teamwork) can, and will, have on your ability to fully and effectively execute those critical plans next year.Along with the needed investment of money and resources into new technology or delivery channels or product lines, consider an investment in solidifying the teamwork in your organization. The long-term success of those other investments could be significantly amplified by the ability of your teams to collaborate and synergize.Recently in this column, we’ve written about the need to invest in your people, especially your top performers and future leaders. Today, we’re talking about investing in a culture that will allow those, and all, employees to thrive. Two key drivers of employee engagement are being connected to others and contributing to something meaningful. Fostering an environment of teamwork and connection will position individuals to be optimally successful but also position your credit union to grow and fulfill your meaningful common goals and mission.I know … culture investment has rarely been considered a strategic investment. Investing in employee development has often been a tactical plan usually developed and deployed by the Human Resources department. This time, however, we’re talking about investments in the critical trust-building relationships in your organization that result in strategies being executed, problems being resolved, and, most importantly, members being satisfied.“In order to thrive in this climate of rapid growth and continual disruption you need teams that communicate well, learn quickly, experiment and adapt.” says Jillian Reilly, Creative Partner at BraveShift . “Team building has therefore transformed from a feel-good human resource investment to a strategic necessity.”  (BraveShift is a partner of ours and Jillian and her team are great at nurturing teams, leaders and workplaces by placing human connection at the center of everyday operating strategy. Check them out at www.braveshift.com.) Today’s changing workplace dynamic has accelerated the need for an optimal teamwork environment. As individuals bring varying skills and personal qualities to the table, organizations need to find ways to maximize the contributions of those individuals to the betterment of the team. It’s no longer good enough to just focus on the development of individuals; credit unions that invest in the development of teams will standout with their overall positive production and performance.Ultimately, it will also allow them to recruit and retain better talent. The focus of workplace culture is shifting from individual roles and tasks toward social and team relations, especially when that collaboration results in innovative new ways for individuals to make more significant contributions to the collective success of the organization. Individual performance is still important, of course, but the manner in which someone performs in a team environment has become a critical aspect of how many individuals define success.Creating this team-based culture won’t happen overnight but here are three steps you can take during your upcoming planning process to initiate your organization’s efforts:Conduct an assessment of how well your teams work together in today’s environment. To do this thoroughly you may need an outside, unbiased perspective but, at least, start by surveying your staff to get their perspective on current strengths and weaknesses. Focus particularly on instances where lack of teamwork impairs the member experience.When assessing the performance of individuals, place significant emphasis on their contribution to their team’s performance and the quality of their interactions with other teams across the organization. “Teamwork” is often a category on performance appraisals but enhance its weighting and look at it with a much more discerning eye.Find ways to get teams working together as much as possible. In the past, individuals were expected to be talented enough to solve problems on their own; today, problems can be solved just as fast and often more thoroughly by leveraging the collective talents of a team. Don’t assign projects just to individuals, get cross-functional teams working on that assignment. Even as an executive, don’t tackle an issue singularly, assemble a team and get them engaged in resolving that issue. In his book, Together is Better, Simon Sinek said: The ability of a group of people to do remarkable things hinges on how well those people can pull together as a team. Therefore, simply talking about teamwork isn’t enough. You can’t just sing kumbaya around the company campfire and expect teams to form and perform successfully. Leaders must make concentrated efforts to create teams, give them clear goals, and hold them accountable to desired performance.“Twenty-first century teamwork requires leaders whose focus isn’t simply on executing a plan or hitting a target, but on creating a sense of belonging,” says Reilly at BraveShift. “Team members need to feel valued, respected and invested. Foster a sense of belonging and you unleash your team’s full capability and ambition into your workplace.”  When a new recruit shows up at the US Marine Academy one of the first things he or she learns is that they will never be successful as an individual – they must always depend on the overall success of their team to succeed. The words “I”, “me”, and “my” are stricken from their vocabulary and quickly replaced with the team-focused pronouns. Your employees aren’t soldiers and banking certainly isn’t combat but the metaphor presents a valuable lesson: your credit union can go much farther with a highly-functioning team-focused approach than just an individual one.last_img read more

Rural, urban netballers on show at G.C. Foster

first_img Denbigh will start as the big favourites to advance to the senior final when they battle Knox at 12:30 p.m. They were easy 52-10 winners over Herbert Morrison Technical, while Knox edged Anchovy High 31-27. In the urban semi-finals, junior champions, Gaynstead High will face Norman Manley High at 1:30 p.m. before Queen’s face Camperdown at 2:30 p.m. Defending Senior champions Camperdown and Excelsior, who suffered their first defeat this season against Queen’s at the same venue last Thursday, will meet in a high power senior semi-final at 3:30 p.m. Former champions Queen’s and Gaynstead will close the day’s proceedings when they meet in the second semi-final at 4:30 p.m. BIG FAVOURITES History will be created at the G.C. Foster College today as for the first time both the rural and urban schoolgirls’ netball semi-finals will be played on the same day and at the same venue. Junior rural action begins at 9:30 a.m. with Holmwood Technical facing Manchester High before defending champions Denbigh High oppose first-time semi-finalists St Thomas Technical. Many-time champions Holmwood will be seeking another final berth among the seniors. They tackle Manchester High at 11:30 a.m. The team got a scare in their quarter-final match against Glenmuir winning 38-37. They will have to improve on that performance if they hope to advance as they will be up against a confident Manchester High team that blew away Thompson Town 46-19.last_img read more

Russia says it thwarted drone attacks at World Cup

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View comments Bortnikov gave no further details in comments reported by the Tass state news agency.Russia used thousands of police and cutting-edge surveillance technology to guard the World Cup. However, four Pussy Riot protesters managed to run onto the field during the final.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIn April, Russia said “extremists” and nationalist soccer hooligans had planned to attack World Cup events in the city of Samara but were foiled. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOSCOW— Russia says it thwarted attempted drone attacks at this year’s World Cup.Alexander Bortnikov, the head of Russia’s Federal Security Service, says his officers “took measures to detect and foil attempts by terrorists to use drones during the preparation and hosting of various major political and sports events, most of all during the soccer World Cup.”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READcenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Belingon ‘100 percent confident’ vs Fernandes in ONE title unification fight Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Chelsea Ladies snap up Chile goalkeeper

first_imgChelsea Ladies have signed Chile international goalkeeper Christiane Endler.The 22-year-old is manager Emma Hayes’ eighth signing ahead of the new season and will provide competition for Marie Hourihan.Endler, who has been voted Chilean footballer of the year three times, moves from the United States, where she has been playing for the University of South Florida Bulls.“I am very happy to be joining Chelsea,’ said Endler, who was born in Chile but has dual nationality through her German father.“I am looking forward to playing in England, meeting the team, and helping the team achieve our goals this season.“For me it is important to adapt well to the team and style of play in England and to give my best for the team and for the Chelsea fans.”Chelsea Ladies begin their season with an FA Cup tie at home to Bristol Academy on Sunday 13 April.They then face the same opposition away from home in their opening FA WSL fixture on Thursday 17 April, with their first home game against defending champions Liverpool three days later.Endler will not be part of the squad for the opening few games as he is not due to link up with her new team-mates until next month.“Christiane Endler is one of the top young goalkeepers in international football and it’s a real coup for us to get her here at Chelsea,” said Hayes.“She has a commanding presence and her all-round game is exceptional. She will provide competition with Marie and is the final piece in our group for this season.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

NU fends off FEU for 1-0 lead in PVL Finals

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University kept its record unblemished but not after overcoming a gritty stand by Far Eastern University, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24, in Game 1 of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Finals Wednesday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Jaja Santiago dominated anew for the Lady Bulldogs, who shoot for a finals sweep and a perfect season in Game 2 on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Aiko Urdas delivered a pair of clutch hits for NU and FEU committed a couple of costly errors from Heather Guinoo and Celine Domingo to end Game 1.Sato added 12 points while Jasmine Nabor had 46 excellent sets. Urdas finished with eight points and 16 digs.Czarina Carandang paced the Lady Tamaraws, who were without team captain Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza, with 17 points.Pons and Atienza are focused on playing for FEU in the UAAP beach volleyball tournament and likely to miss Game 2 as well.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Santiago, who averaged 26 points per game in the semifinals, picked up where she left off with 23 points, including four blocks and four service aces. “The game was a bit tight but I give it to the evolution of the team,” said NU coach Babes Castillo. “They played a bit relaxed under pressure, though, they have yet to find the balance between being relaxed and assertive.”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 shutout“We will try our best to win. Hopefully, very, very convincingly. We have to limit our errors, we want to be more intelligent and organized,” Castillo said.The Lady Bulldogs blew a big lead twice. The last instance was in the fourth set where the Lady Tamaraws rose from six points down, 21-15, to tie the match at 22 after Risa Sato’s attempt went out. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending 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 LATEST STORIEScenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH After frustrating him in NCAA, Thompson looks to turn tables on Amer in PBA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

10 months agoChelsea defender David Luiz: We must find consistency

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea defender David Luiz: We must find consistencyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender David Luiz says finding a winning consistency is key to returning to the top.Luiz knows Chelsea need consistency, after their win over Manchester City was sandwiched between defeats against Wolves and Leicester.He said: “In those games we had the same problem after the goal we conceded. We changed our style. We have to be consistent in the way we play, and after that the results are going to come.”Luiz praised Eden Hazard, who has been playing as a false nine recently. “He’s a fantastic player, an intelligent player,” he said. “He is playing a different position but intelligent players can play anywhere. He is doing well and he deserves it.” last_img read more

Alabama Football: Nick Saban’s Daughter Got Married At Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium Last Night and It Looked Awesome

first_imgNick Saban Wedding Bryant-Denny StadiumNick Saban Wedding Bryant-Denny StadiumNick Saban’s daughter, Kristen, got married last night. We’ll give you one guess at the venue. Yes, it was Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium. And it looked awesome.  Congrats to Mr and Mrs Setas #SabanToSetas #SetOnSetasA photo posted by Ann Marie Theis (@annmarietheis) on May 30, 2015 at 9:11pm PDT  The lovely bride! #setonsetas #sabantosetasA photo posted by Ann Marie Theis (@annmarietheis) on May 30, 2015 at 6:56pm PDT  #SabanToSetas #SetOnSetasA photo posted by Ann Marie Theis (@annmarietheis) on May 30, 2015 at 9:14pm PDT So Nick Saban’s daughter got married last night. Why am I not surprised at the venue!? 😉 pic.twitter.com/IPZVrETCxM— Belle Es You (@SouthernbeLLSU) May 31, 2015 RT @MarisaLeeMartin: Only Kristen #Saban could pull this off at her wedding #SabanToSetas pic.twitter.com/uUPN1zx4Pa— Brent Dougherty (@brentdougherty) May 31, 2015 All weddings of people related to college football coaches should be held at college football stadiums.last_img read more

CCTV for Bog Walk Gorge

first_imgMotorists using the flood-prone Bog Walk Gorge in St. Catherine will soon be provided with a reliable early warning system to alert them to dangerous conditions in the area.State Minister in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, has said that the National Works Agency (NWA) will be installing closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras and radios in the gorge at a cost of some US$273,000.He made the announcement during his Sectoral Debate presentation on Wednesday, June 5, in the House of Representatives.Mr. Azan said the system “will enable real time detection of and response to emergency conditions such as flooding and major accidents within the gorge; facilitate real time video monitoring of control gates before, during and after an emergency event.”He also noted that motorists and nearby communities will be provided with early warning of potential flooding within the gorge and advanced notice of closure of the roadway.“I am pleased to announce that this system is being realised through a public/private partnership, which brings together funding from the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), with support from telecommunications companies FLOW, Digicel and LIME, through the provision of access to their fibre optic links and communication towers,” Mr. Azan announced.He noted that the project is being supported by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), the police and the Ministry of Finance and Planning.Mr. Azan also informed that the Ministry will move to improve road signage and markings across the island with the installation of 500 traffic signs and 225 linear kilometres of road marking lines.In addition, the NWA will be undertaking the construction of a 1.5-kilometre multi-use path for pedestrian and bicycle traffic along the Norman Manley Boulevard, in Negril, Westmoreland at a cost of US$275,000.Other projects will include the construction of sidewalks and medians within the Papine circle, St. Andrew, costing US$400,000; and the installation of cables, to be used instead of guard rails, in selected areas around the country, at a cost of US$985,000.“The cable system will allow us a higher degree of flexibility in terms of being able to re-use materials even after an accident. The cables, unlike the traditional guardrails can be salvaged and re-used, even after an accident. This will save us millions,” Mr. Azan noted.Contact: Andrea Brahamlast_img read more