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. Community News The Robo SeniorsRobo Show at WorldsThe four years that La Salle High School has participated in the VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) has seen much success. The team has been awarded 3 Tournament Champion awards, 1 Tournament excellence award, 1 Build award, 1 Service award and 1 Design award.The team has qualified for the world championship tournament in 3 of our 4 years of participation. This year the the world championships were held at the Anahiem Convention Center. Close to 500 teams were represented from around the world in a truly international event. In our division dubbed â€œTechnologyâ€ the lancers finished 23rd out of 85 teams. La Salle was very competitive even with the misfortune of being teamed up with partner robots that were sadly ineffective in more than one qualification round. It should be noted that the world champion alliance of 3 robots came from the â€œTechnologyâ€ division.Robo FreshmenOn the service front La Salle Robotics has successfully completed two years of educational outreach to pass on the experience of robotics related building and programming to local 7th and 8th graders. Weâ€™ve been able to serve Barnhart School, St. Rita School, Sierra Madre Middle School, and St. Felicitas School. The students on La Salleâ€™s Robotics Team live the motto, â€œEnter to Learn, Leave to Serveâ€.Preparations for next year are underway and we look forward to another very successful year. Perhaps even a world champion title.RoboLancers 2012-2013:Seniorsâ€¢ Brianna Bartaâ€¢ Liam Buchananâ€¢ Ryan Flynnâ€¢ Robbie Hulbertâ€¢ Andrew Lucasâ€¢ Patricia Hernandezâ€¢ Andres Quervoâ€¢ Luke BolleJuniorâ€¢ Nathalie OjedaSophomoresâ€¢ Megan Mathisonâ€¢ Pauline Maâ€¢ Bea Tanâ€¢ Ben Wongâ€¢ Luis MelendezFreshmenâ€¢ Liam Andersonâ€¢ Brandon Nguyenâ€¢ Bav Patelâ€¢ Steven Luyapanâ€¢ Sabrina Calzadaâ€¢ Wyatt Lauman Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Make a comment 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SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Business News Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff center column 4 The RoboLancers: La Salle High School Robotics Team 2009 -2013 Article and Photos courtesy of LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL Published on Monday, May 6, 2013 | 11:26 am HerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows A local councillor in the Stranorlar area has spoken of his disgust following the discovery of a large illegal dump.The discovery was made over the bank holiday weekend when walkers in the Goland area of Ballybofey came upon a large pile of domestic waste dumped at the scenic location.It comes following the discovery of a similar scene in past weeks nearby at Meenreagh.Cllr Patrick McGowan has said he hopes those responsible can be identified from items photographed at the site of the dump.He says those behind the dumping should face full prosecution:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/mcgoytjuytuytutywanweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – May 7, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Disgust after discovery of illegal dump at scenic spot Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleFresh talks to begin at Stormont laterNext articleDonegal has highest number of social housing refusals outside of Dublin News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme
NAFCU is offering a webinar April 4 to help further the role of women leaders in the credit union system. By reviewing the challenges that face women leaders, attendees will identify ways to address these issues.Erin Coleman from the Filene Research Institute will lead the webinar and share research reflecting that women who want to take on more leadership are often held back due to various personal, professional and cultural barriers.In addition to reviewing the challenges that face women in leadership, the webinar will:educate attendees on the cross-industry efforts underway to amplify the inclusion of women in leadership positions; continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
A couple of nights ago, the “50 Most Spectacular Dunks of All Time” were featured on “Best Damn Sports Show Period.” It was an hour well-spent, watching some of the most awesome throw-downs from the likes of Dr. J, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James (in high school) and Vince Carter, the owner of the best dunk of all time. (Remember that slam in the 2000 Olympics, when he leaped completely over 7-footer Frederic Weis who didn’t even move? Unreal.)But at some point, it got me thinking … David Stern hates this stuff, doesn’t he? My God, the man’s going to put a ban on dunks soon, I just know it.Some of you may remember fellow Herald Sports columnist Andrew Kluger taking on Stern about three weeks ago. This would be considered a repeat column, except our favorite little nerdy commissioner has given me three new weeks of material to make a fuss over.Let’s recap, shall we?A few days after Kluger’s column came out, Jermaine O’Neal, the league leader in blocks, wore his wristband too far up his arm and gets hit with a $5,000 fine. His freaking wristband was an inch too high.We all know about Mike Vick paying up $20,000 for flipping off Atlanta Falcons fans a few days back, but only half of that fine was mandatory (the other half went to a charity of Vick’s choice, at the request of the NFL).So, Vick gets charged ten grand for showing an unbelievable sign of disrespect on camera and setting a terrible example for all the kids who look up to him, but Jermaine O’Neal pays half of that sum for failing to properly adjust a piece of equipment that no sane human being takes notice of.Sure, that makes sense.Last Sunday night against the Clippers, Denver’s Carmelo Anthony takes a back-door pass from J.R. Smith and throws it down with authority, firing up the Pepsi Center crowd. But instead of letting Melo celebrate the play, which helped the Nuggets beat up on a Clippers team that has dominated them over the last year and a half, the refs hit him with a technical for hanging on to the rim too long.I swear, I saw the same style of dunk over and over again on the Best Damn Sports Show Period, and none of those guys got a T.Oh, the technicals. This season, through 212 games, NBA players have accumulated 213 technical fouls (the New York Knicks lead all teams with 19). That’s over one technical called per game — the league’s on pace to call somewhere around 1,250 techs this season.To compare, three seasons ago there were a grand total of 1,172 technicals. A pretty good increase in T’s; if you ask me, that’s not necessarily good for the game, and it’s not necessarily the players’ fault.Nothing more exciting than watching a guy shoot a free throw shot with nobody there to rebound, right? In Stern’s mind, apparently not.Stern’s even got partners in crime. Hey, Chicago Bulls, what is your beef with headbands? You pay big bucks for your man, Ben Wallace, put a headband on him for advertising purposes, then suspend him for throwing one on during the game?Whoever made up that silly no-headband rule needs to be told that medical science has allowed trained doctors to learn how to surgically remove that abnormally large bug from his ass.I’m not going to get into the overly rehashed issues of the new dress code, the new ball, the no-ripping-off-of-the-warm-ups rule. But it’s all a part of what’s making college basketball, a game that remains so much purer than the pro game, that much more attractive than the NBA to the average viewer.I’ve heard it said that Stern is the best commissioner in sports. Roger Goodell is too new, Bud Selig has been tainted with the steroid issue and Gary Bettman made sure the NHL would get the worst ratings of all time by moving the majority of televised hockey games to Versus. Whatever the hell that is — the games might as well be on Cartoon Network.How are Stern’s efforts leading toward any different of a result than those of Bettman? Bettman may have went out of his way to cut down on the viewership by making a curious TV decision, but Stern is starting to deliberately come up with strange rules that aren’t going to change the league’s image for anything but the worse.And at least Bettman made some changes to the game of hockey — with the end result of higher-scoring games — that show an intelligent attempt at garnering popularity. I said I won’t get into that new-ball rule, but it’s clear — at least if you listen to any NBA star — Stern isn’t making any smart choices in terms of the play of the game either.As for baseball, when all the MLB talk centers around steroids, my interest in the game doesn’t go away one little bit. I do respect that this is different for purists who refuse to support a dirty game, but frankly, ‘roids or no ‘roids, I just want to watch a good game, and Selig has done a good job of providing that.But the problems in basketball right now can be much more costly than those of baseball. Any time I hear about the latest nonsensical fine, it gives the NBA this childish image that is turning off fans one by one. This keeps up, and pro basketball is just going to go by the wayside sooner rather than later.Somebody stop David Stern before the seats at NBA arenas are as empty as his head.Aaron is a sophomore who doesn’t know what to do with his weekends now that UW football is out of session until the bowl game. Share your disdain for David Stern at [email protected]
IG/espnmicheleEven with the Kentucky Derby, NFL Draft, NBA and NHL playoffs, and plenty of early season baseball action, the marquee sporting event of the weekend is the long-awaited Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight, which will take place tonight around 11:30 p.m. One of college football’s recent superstars, Florida great Tim Tebow, is in Las Vegas for the bout, and spent time at Pacquiao camp during training this week.Pacquiao and Tebow first met in March, and BehindTheGloves.com caught up with the two stars, who have a lot in common, including their strong faith, and connections to the Phillipines. Pacquiao is a national hero in his home country, and Tebow was born in the city of Makati and spent five years living in the country.Much of the sports world appears to be split over tonight’s fight, but it seems like Tebow is all in on Pacquiao.
NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 5: Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops talks on the field before the game against the Akron Zips September 5, 2015 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Akron 41-3.(Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)The Big 12 was the only major conference without a playoff participant last year, but in 2015, it certainly looks like history will not repeat itself. The league currently has three undefeated teams – Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma State – and a fourth, Oklahoma, with just one loss. Furthermore, as you’ll see below, the conference now has the three top spots in ESPN’s FPI. Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma are 1-2-3. Ohio State is the highest-ranked non-Big 12 school, at No. 4. Oklahoma State is No. 14.Here’s a reminder of what the FPI measures.The Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward for the rest of the season. FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 10,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule. Ratings and projections update daily.Alabama is currently the top-ranked SEC squad. USC, at 5-3, is the highest Pac-12 team, at No. 5. Clemson, the ACC’s top dog, is No. 7.What do you think, college football fans? How accurate is this tool?
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Bermuda-based shipowner Ship Finance International has entered into USD 400 million lease financing agreements to finance four 14,000 TEU container vessels.The boxships, which were acquired in May 2018, are employed under long term time charters to Taiwan’s Evergreen Marine Corporation until 2024, with options to extend the charters by 18 additional months.Secured with an Asian-based institution, each financing has a term of nearly nine years, with an option to purchase the vessel back after six years, around expiry of the firm period of the charters to Evergreen.A portion of the proceeds from the financings would be used to refinance the USD 320 million unsecured loan facility arranged at the vessels’ delivery in May. Lease financings for three of the vessels have already been finalized, and the last vessel is expected to close within the next two weeks.Ship Finance said that the interest rate of the financings “are very attractive,” and the transactions free up USD 80 million of investment capacity, which is expected to be deployed in new investments.“These financing transactions demonstrate our continued ability to attract highly competitive capital,” Ole B. Hjertaker, CEO of Ship Finance Management AS, said.
APTN National NewsSaskatchewan’s children’s advocate has released a progress report on the state of foster care homes.APTN National News reporter Priscilla Wolf has this story.
During a question period at the end of the meeting, Acting City Manager David Joy explained that the cost to the City of reopening the contract for new bids would likely have seen an additional $500,000 added to the demolition budget. As for the final demolition cost, Joy explained that staff will be negotiating with NAPP on the final cost of the demolition.He said that the City estimates the final cost, including the land purchase last Summer, would be no higher than $2,199,456. Mayor Ackerman explained that estimate was a ceiling and that the final cost could be lower.Ackerman added that the City did not hear from any of the other proponents in the bidding process, and also explained that the cost of the Condill’s demolition will be covered by the 2018 Land Purchases budget in the Capital Budget. Though the City’s Capital Budget is partly covered by money from the Peace River Agreement, property tax revenues are allocated to the City’s Operating Budget, meaning that no residential tax money will be spent on the demolition. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Fort St. John City Council has voted in favour of continuing to have NAPP Enterprises Ltd. as its contractor to demolish the Condill Hotel, with work set to resume as soon as possible.Councillors held a closed-door meeting early Monday afternoon to discuss the legal advice the City had received earlier this month about its tendering process for the demolition. The legal advice was sought after a report from City staff recommended increasing the budget to buy and demolish the hotel from $1.5 million to $2.151 million was put before Council on January 22nd.After discussing the legal advice during today’s closed-door meeting, councillors voted in favour of approving the demolition of the hotel using NAPP at Monday’s regular meeting, though with no exact dollar amount included. Mayor Lori Ackerman stated that the City’s lawyer found that the contract with NAPP was done properly and that the City would have faced a number of financial implications if Council had decided to reopen the contract to new bids.
This means that for pedestrians walking along primary roads, the walk signal will be displayed by default when the traffic light turns green, without the need to push the activation button. For pedestrians crossing primary roads, even if the activation button is pressed after the light has turned green, the walk signal will be displayed during that light cycle, provided the minimum green timing is not exceeded. The changes mean that it will be less likely that pedestrians will need to wait for a traffic light to complete a full cycle before the walk signal displays allowing them to cross the road. However, Shopland said that advance left turn signals will also display before the pedestrian signal if they have been activated by the presence of a vehicle in the left turn lane.Shopland also said in his report that a chirper will be added to the crosswalk at the intersection of 100 Ave. and 96 St. He added that with the change to a rest in walk state, the unit will chirp continually, and staff are investigating what will be required to activate this feature only when the button is pushed. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Crosswalks in Fort St. John will be getting a bit more pedestrian-friendly in the near future after councillors voted in favour of modifying intersections to display the ‘walk’ symbol by default.Earlier this month, Council voted in favour of a motion by Mayor Lori Ackerman for staff to look at ways of making intersections in Fort St. John more pedestrian-friendly. The Mayor’s motion was made in the wake of recommendations from Urban Systems on how to improve the quality of life in Fort St. John during the winter months.At Monday’s council meeting, Integrated Services General Manager Victor Shopland recommended that staff modify the traffic control signals to allow for non-actuated coordinated and pedestrian recall walk signals on primary streets, as well as pedestrian-activated walk signals on side streets. A pedestrian in Fort St. John misses a green light in Fort St. John. New changes to traffic light operation mean that the walk signal will be displayed by default along primary roads. Photo by Chris Newton. A green traffic light in Fort St. John with the advance left turn signal lit. Photo by Chris Newton