Here’s What You Missed at Designer Con

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Subscribe Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  A full crowd came out for the first day of the Designer Con show. The event took place at the Pasadena Convention Center where over 300 vendors set up stands to display and sell their artwork.For some artists, it was a first time experience; such was the case for Abraham Lopez. “Past few years I had just been an attendee,” said Lopez, “but this time I felt like it was the time to do it and be a part of all the other talented masses here.” Lopez is a freelance artist who has been creating art since he was in the second grade.As for Audrey Miller, this was her third year participating in Designer Con. “I like drawing super cute stuff,” said Miller. Her “super cute stuff” included “kitties and Totoro.”Just a few stands over, J. Salvador’s “Super Emo Friends” stand featured his own version of a Super Emo Totoro. A small, framed drawing of a forlorn Totoro with a caption underneath that read: “Just let me sleep.”Over on the other side of the room, a few curious passersby stopped to admire the artwork of Valency Genis with her taxidermy animals. Genis explained that she had always liked this form of art, but that it always really made her sad. Her artwork, however, features “vegan taxidermy” animals. “There are no dead animal parts, no dead animal bones or anything,” explained Genis. Her animals are “faux taxidermy.” Her artwork included a taxidermy worm, a taxidermy bull, and according to Genis, “they are fun, happy animals. They are enjoying themselves on the wall.”Designer Con is an event that takes place annually and combines collectible toys and designer goods with art. Some of the artwork on display included works by Jeff Soto (Owl Guardian), Mab Graves (The Feral Exodus) and Buff Monster (Self Portrait).The event will continue Sunday from 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. For more information please visit their website at www.designercon.com. Design Here’s What You Missed at Designer Con By MONICA TERADA Published on Sunday, November 22, 2015 | 9:48 pm 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.center_img HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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 Make a comment Business News More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Fast Reaction: Syracuse defense falters in 45-24 loss at South Florida

first_img Published on October 10, 2015 at 7:12 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ TAMPA, Fla. — An aggressive Syracuse (3-2, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) was cut short by the South Florida (2-3, 0-1 American Athletic), which ran all over the Orange in a 45-24 win at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday.Here are three quick thoughts on the game.1. Out of their hands The SU offense led a comeback effort in the second half, but the Orange defense — outside of a Chris Slayton sack-fumble that set up an Eric Dungey touchdown run — never showed up.Syracuse scored three second-half touchdowns by the first play of the fourth quarter, but USF countered with five second-half touchdowns that provided the ultimate punch. With SU down a touchdown in the fourth quarter, a South Florida first down was called back by a holding penalty to set up third-and-long. Bulls quarterback Quinton Flowers then floated a pass out of bounds on the right sideline, but freshman safety Kielan Whitner bumped the intended receiver after the play and was called for a late hit.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe penalty moved South Florida up 15 yards and the Bulls scored two plays later to push their lead to 38-24. To that point, USF stiff-armed the Orange’s best comeback effort with an offensive onslaught that included too many big plays and 179 yards from running back Marlon Mack.SU’s freshman quarterback Dungey threw the first interception of his college career to Jamie Byrd later in the fourth, and it looked like the play that did the Orange in. But USF marched up and down the field at will, and that’s what ultimately broke Syracuse’s back.2. You got screenedSyracuse’s inability to defend South Florida’s screens bolstered the Bulls’ attack throughout the game and kept the chains moving in the fourth quarter. The biggest culprits were the Orange’s defensive backs and outside linebackers who, when they weren’t caught in perimeter blocks, were spotty in their open-field tackling.On the last play of the first quarter, Flowers hit Tyre McCants with a wide receiver screen on second-and-15. SU cornerback Julian Whigham was sealed by a block and McCants sprinted 56 yards to the Syracuse 2-yard line. USF then scored on the second play of the second quarter to grab a 7-0 lead.With the Orange down 31-24 in the fourth, the same mistakes let the Bulls use screens to set up their back-breaking score. Flowers threw a screen to Ryeshene Bronson on third-and-14, and Bronson broke a Parris Bennett tackle before running 18 yards for the first down. Four plays later USF picked up another first down on a screen.And after those screens pushed USF into Syracuse territory, Whitner’s penalty extended the biggest drive of the game and sealed the Orange’s fate.3. Getting tricky Already up 17-3 in the third quarter, South Florida called a nifty play to push Syracuse into an even deeper hole.Flowers handed off a jet sweep going left, then the ball carrier flipped a reverse to a crossing wide receiver and then the ball was tossed back to Flowers who was hanging by the left sideline. The Orange defense bit on the reverse and that left Bronson alone in the end zone. Flowers lofted a pass that SU cornerback Corey Winfield couldn’t catch up to and an electric celebration ensued in front of the Bulls bench.SU had mixed luck with trick plays — a reverse to walk-on running back Jacob Hill set the Orange back 7 yards in the red zone in the first half, while another fake-field-goal run by Riley Dixon extended its last scoring drive — but USF’s trickery came at the perfect time and was the early exclamation point on an dynamic offensive performance. Commentslast_img read more

Grave concern expressed over delay in mica redress scheme

first_imgConcern has been expressed over the multi-million euro redress scheme to fix defective building blocks in Donegal. The scheme remains closed a full year after it was approved by the Government.Speaking to RTÉ’s This Week programme, MAG spokesperson Eileen Doherty said that the group was “disappointed” the scheme had remained closed, while the Department of Housing and Donegal County Council continue discussions around how it will operate. She said there were in excess of 5,000 affected homeowners, most of whom are located in Donegal.She said they cannot wait much longer for financial aid; and that the price for waiting to open the scheme would be further deterioration in the homes and a greater cost to the taxpayer and homeowners to fix them.The Donegal County Council welcomed the recent announcement of €40million funding for the repair of homes affected by Mica in Donegal. Mica was contained in bricks sold for many years; but it is entirely unsuitable for construction blocks. The homeowners were promised by Government last October that they could avail of a redress scheme, after exhausting other legal and insurance options. Homeowner Christina Crumlish, who lives in a Mica-affected home (below) at Sheskin near Donegal’s Malin Head, said that the longer it takes for the scheme to open, the worse the homes are getting. Major cracks that emerged in the exterior leaf of her home a decade ago have now spread indoors.Letterkenny-based engineer Damien McKay, who was appointed to train a panel of engineers to asses the homes as part of the long-awaited scheme, told RTÉ that a further delay would add to the costs.He said that homes currently classed as ‘category 3’ homes could worsen and be classed as ‘category 4’ meaning the cost of remedial work may double, with a full demolition and rebuild being needed in worst cases.The Department of Housing and Donegal County Council said they are continuing to discuss details of the scheme and are working on getting it up and running.No details about how the scheme will operate have been formally published, but Ms Doherty told RTÉ that the Department told them in a recent oral briefing that homeowners would have to pay at least 10% of the costs, and no alternative accommodation or warehousing costs were to be covered via the scheme. Grave concern expressed over delay in mica redress scheme was last modified: October 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)Tags:InishowenletterkennyMICAMica Redress Schemelast_img read more

Raiders mailbag: Are they really shopping Derek Carr?

first_imgI’ve never been timed in a 40, but I will say this: One of my good friends in college (Rick, I know you’re reading this) always said he’d smoke me in a race. … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceToo bad the Raiders aren’t in the news right now. Would’ve made for a much better mailbag.Anyway, here’s what you guys threw my way this week. Let’s have at it.1. @JPERO_15: What is your personal 40 time and how does it compare to other journalists?last_img

Habitable Zones Constrained by Tides

first_img(Visited 43 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The idea of a circumstellar habitable zone – a radial range around a star where an earth-like planet could support life – may be too simplistic.  Science Daily reported that “Tides can render the so-called ‘habitable zone’ around low-mass stars uninhabitable.”  Astronomers at the Astrophysical Institute Potsdam studied the effects of tides on planets around low-mass stars (the most numerous stars in the galaxy) and found that the lack of seasons, the increased heat (and volcanism) and synchronous rotation make them uncomfortable at best, and perhaps uninhabitable.    “I think that the chances for life existing on exoplanets in the traditional habitable zone around low-mass stars are pretty bleak, when considering tidal effects,” lead researcher Rene Heller remarked.  “If you want to find a second Earth, it seems that you need to look for a second Sun.”So far we have narrowed the habitable zone to:Galactic Habitable Zone, where a star must be located (09/29/2009);Circumstellar Habitable Zone, the right radius from the star (10/08/2010);Continuously Habitable Zone, because too much variety can be lethal (07/21/2007);Temporal Habitable Zone, because habitable zones do not last forever (10/27/2008);Chemical and Thermodynamic Habitable Zone, where water can be liquid (12/30/2003);Ultraviolet Habitable Zone, free from deadly radiation (08/15/2006);Tidal Habitable Zone, which rules out most stars that are small (02/26/2011).Other constraints are bound to be realized from time to time, emphasizing the rarity of the sweet spot we inhabit.  This would be, of course, predicted from the Architect’s message that he formed the Earth to be inhabited (Isaiah 45:18), but today’s scientists have a bad habit of ruling out Architects from their master plan.  Make a good habit of studying the Architect’s plans whenever starting life construction on our habitable Privileged Planet.last_img read more

Death of sanitation workers triggers demand for machines

first_imgThe tragic deaths of seven persons including four sanitation workers after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning a septic tank in a hotel in Vadodara district on June 15 have triggered demand for machines instead of manual cleaning of sewer lines and septic tanks.An anguished Anand Mahindra of the Mahindra Group offered financial help to procure them. “Enough. Enough of this debasement of human life. I had tweeted about an automated scavenging machine — the Bandicoot — developed by young students and many others have also been designed. What’s preventing their widespread adoption? If funding’s needed to produce in scale, count me in,” he said on Twitter.Responding to him, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan said he had gifted 25 machines to the sanitation workers and a truck to the Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC).“A salute to you for that quiet and empathetic action. I will emulate your gesture for the municipality in the region where this most recent horror took place,” Mr. Mahindra responded to Mr. Bachchan’s tweet.Though the Gujarat government has offered a compensation of ₹4 lakh each to the families of the deceased and the police filed a case of causing death due to negligence and culpable homicide not amounting to murder against hotel owner Hasan Abbas, who is on the run, the administration remains silent on why the sewer lines are cleaned manually in the State.Routine affairIn Gujarat, 86 workers died of suffocation while working in manholes over the last five years, as per the details shared by the State government in the Assembly in February.According to the details shared by the Chief Minister, 53 of them died in Ahmedabad alone, followed by 18 in Surat. Five cases were reported in Vadodara, three in Anand, two each in Jamnagar, Patan and Gandhinagar and one in Kutch.last_img read more

Prasad Proud Of Team’s First Effort

first_imgSeven of Australia’s nine debutants took to the field in the first match against New Zealand, with the side proving too strong for the Kiwis, claiming a four touchdown win. Speaking to austouch.com.au following the game, Prasad said that to make the start that his side did and get that first win on the board was an ‘unreal feeling’. “The team was a bit nervous heading into it, it was unreal, it was good to get a good start,” Prasad said. “We’ve got nine debutants in the team, for them to go out like they did today was awesome.”Prasad knows what it’s like to be the debutant, having only made his first national team last year when he represented Australia in the Mixed Open division at the 2011 World Cup. To be now named co-captain with Kylie Hilder is something that is special to both players. “Lambo and I were both in the room when Mick announced it and getting it (the captaincy) off Ryan Pollock, that means a lot because he led us all through World Cup and getting it after he led us the way he did at World Cup was just unreal, I’m just so proud.”The new look team has had a short lead in time for the series, and despite so many new people in the team has bonded well. “We were a bit slow to begin with but Trent Touma is a bit of a clown, so he’s doing really well to get the team vibe together but we hang out in Lambo’s (Kylie Hilder’s) room most of the time and the team clown comes in.”The Australian Mixed Open team will aim to take out the division tomorrow afternoon when it meets New Zealand at the Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex at 4.00pm. There are plenty of ways to keep in touch with the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, which will be held at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex from Thursday, 26 April to Saturday, 28 April 2012, including in the following ways: Websites: www.austouch.com.au www.transtasman.mytouchfooty.com Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #transtasman2012 in your tweets) YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballauslast_img read more

Ousted Sri Lanka PMs party asks Facebook to protect users

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The ousted Sri Lankan prime minister’s party is urging Facebook to safeguard the identity of the party’s supporters on the social media platform, fearing information sharing with what it calls the country’s illegal government can lead to a crackdown against the users.In a letter to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, the United National Party said such information could be used against the users “in ways which are legally prohibited.”Party spokesman Piyasena Dissanayaka said Facebook also blocked its official page ahead of a public rally on Thursday but restored it on Saturday.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was sacked last month by President Maithripala Sirisena.Sirisena replaced Wickremesinghe with Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has had two no-confidence motions against him.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Province to undertake comprehensive review to keep mining safe

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Province is undertaking a comprehensive review of British Columbia’s Health, Safety and Reclamation Code to ensure B.C. has strong protections for health, safety and environment at mine sites.According to the Government, following a recommendation from the Mining Jobs Task Force earlier this year, the Province has created a Standing Code Review Committee to ensure that mining continues to be one of the safest heavy industries in B.C. and that regulations remain current and respond to the rapid pace of change in the industry.Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, says the Government’s number one priority is safety and that they have invested $20 million over three years to hire more inspectors. “Our government’s number one priority for this foundational industry is safety – for workers, our environment and communities. We’ve invested $20 million over three years to hire more inspectors on the ground and create a new independent oversight unit. The Standing Code Review Committee will help ensure that provincial mining regulations remain effective, innovative and world-leading.”Recently, Mungall appointed 12 mining professionals to the Standing Code Review Committee, which will be chaired by Al Hoffman, executive director, code review.Each member is appointed to the committee for a three-year term.last_img read more

Would prefer not to match more VVPATs EC to SC

first_imgNew Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday rejected the a plea by 21 Opposition parties seeking 50 per cent sample matching of the EVMs with the corresponding Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs), and said that it should be allowed to continue with the present system. Seeking the dismissal of the plea by the 21 Opposition parties, the EC in its response said that the plea “does not raise any ground or base for altering” the existing system of sample checking and urged the court that the “present system … for the imminent elections be continued …” The EC said this in response to a notice by the top court on the Opposition parties plea for increasing the sample matching of the EVMs with the corresponding VVPATs. The top court had sought the EC’s response on March 25 when it had slammed the poll panel for insisting that there was no need for increasing the sample matching of the EVMs with the corresponding VVPATs.last_img read more