first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box.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daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Make a comment Union Bank and the American Heart Association (AHA) Western States Affiliate today announced they will jointly present a float in the 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda on January 2, 2017. The float will promote the AHA’s message that CPR saves lives. This is the second time the organizations have collaborated on a Rose Parade float.After the success of our float last year, Union Bank is thrilled to join forces again with the American Heart Association to present a float with an important message about the lifesaving power of CPR to the millions of Rose Parade viewers,” said Pierre P. Habis, head of Union Bank Consumer Banking and Enterprise Marketing. “Union Bank has a deep commitment to strengthening the financial and physical health of the people it serves and our work with the AHA has been an important part of that commitment for more than 30 years.”Union Bank and the AHA’s official 2017 float design, name and special guest riders and walkers will be unveiled later this fall.The bank has supported the AHA in multiple areas, raising awareness and millions of dollars on behalf of the organization and its mission. Over the last nine years alone, Union Bank and its customers, employees, their families and friends have donated more than $8 million in support of the AHA’s critical research, education, and prevention programs.“We are proud to join Union Bank once again for the 2017 Rose Parade to bring attention to the importance of learning CPR,” said American Heart Association Western States Affiliate Executive Vice President Kathy Rogers. “Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States, and when a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Together, our goal is to empower youth and adults with the skills to save a life with CPR.”The 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda will take place on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena, California. Originally started on January 1, 1890, the event is produced by the non-profit Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association®. The Rose Parade is part of America’s New Year Celebration® and includes decorative floats, marching bands, and equestrian units. This year’s theme, “Echoes of Success,” celebrates individuals, organizations and institutions that help others achieve success.About the American Heart AssociationThe American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and a variety of accompanying events. 935 volunteer members of the association will drive the success of 128th Rose Parade themed “Echoes of Success,” on Monday, January 2, 2017, followed by the 103rd Rose Bowl Game. For more information, visit Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and visit our blog at MUFG Union Bank, N.A.MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the United States. We provide a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial and retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of customers. We also offer an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions for customers, including investment banking, personal and corporate trust, global custody, transaction banking, capital markets, and other services. With assets of $116 billion, as of June 30, 2016, MUFG Union Bank has strong capital reserves, credit ratings and capital ratios relative to peer banks. MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, one of the world’s largest financial organizations with total assets of approximately ¥298.2 trillion (JPY) or $2.9 trillion (USD)¹, as of June 30, 2016. The corporate headquarters (principal executive office) for MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, which is the financial holding company and MUFG Union Bank, is in New York City. The main banking office of MUFG Union Bank is in San Francisco, California. 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first_imgUpdate (May 3 @ 7:07 a.m.)The voluntary boil advisory has been lifted as of 7 a.m. SaturdayFirst Report (May 1 @ 12:45 p.m.)Several Hoosier Hills Water customers are being notified that a voluntary boil advisory has been issued following a water main break.According to the water company, the main broke while contractors were working near State Road 350.A voluntary boil advisory has been issued for customers on S.R. 350 from Pierceville to Laughery Creek. It is also in effect for customers on County Road 100 East and County Road 225 East.Water companies are mandated by law to issue an advisory when dealing with a water main break.“We are required by the State meaning the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, that we have to notify the customers that are involved,” said administrative office assistance Barbara Wittich at Hoosier Hills Regional Water District.“This is strictly voluntary on their part if they want to boil their drinking and cooking water. It is entirely up to them but we are required to tell them that.”Wittich said the voluntary boil advisory could last through the weekend.last_img read more

first_img Betfred extends Super League title sponsorship May 23, 2019 StumbleUpon Submit Betfred deepens commitment to rugby with Women’s Super League August 16, 2019 Share Related Articles Share Betfred extends Rugby League’s Championship and League 1 sponsorship August 30, 2019 The UK rugby league season is heading towards an exciting conclusion and mobile engagement specialists InCrowd and the Ruby Football League are upping the ante for one fortunate fan.The upcoming Rugby schedule is packed, with fans looking forward to the Betfred Super League semi-finals, Grand Final, Million Pound Game, League 1 semi-finals/finals, the Steve Prescott Man of Steel awards and a host of international fixtures.One fan who will be paying even more attention to the Betfred Super League semi-finals than usual is Wigan Warriors supporting Ian Darbyshire. He has been an OurLeague member since its launch in October 2017 and a regular player of the OurLeague predictor, which has been lauded for the ways it’s elevated fan engagement in the sport.Darbyshire’s recent streak of 22 correct predictions, dating back to 17th August, makes him the best performing predictor player of the season. In fact, he is one of only five out of 30,000 players to reach a streak of 20 or above. His impressive feat has already won him the September leaderboard prize of four hospitality tickets to the Betfred Super League Grand Final, in which he could see his side, Wigan Warriors, compete for the trophy if they make it past the semi-finals on 5 October.Nichola Spencer, Membership Manager at the Rugby Football League,commented: “Since its launch at the end of 2017, membership of OurLeague has increased massively and now has nearly 70,000 registrations. The OurLeague Predictor is a fantastic way for fans to engage with each game and win incredible prizes. We’d like to wish Ian the best of luck in his predictions tonight and tomorrow.”There is, however, a more significant personal prize within Ian’s reach; his active streak of 22 leaves him just 3 correct predictions away from winning OurLeague’s £20,000 Predictor jackpot prize.In order to win the £20,000, he must correctly predict the outcome of St. Helens vs Warrington Wolves and Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers, along with the first try scorer of the latter game. OurLeague is the Rugby Football League’s membership platform powered by FanScore and developed in partnership with InCrowd. The platform provides exclusive content, live streaming, a host of member benefits and engaging interactive touch points for rugby league fans including polls, live Man of the Match voting and the season long predictor competition.last_img read more

first_imgOn Wednesday 28th March, the nominations for the 39th Annual Sports Emmys Awards were revealed. Esports has had a presence in the awards for two years in a row now, with ELEAGUE and Riot Games receiving nominations in various categories.ELEAGUE was nominated for Outstanding Trans-media Sports Coverage, Outstanding Live Graphic Design, and The George Wensel Technical Achievement Award. These nominations are specifically for ELEAGUE’s coverage on TBS and Twitch. The company was previously recognised and nominated for Set Design in 2017. ELEAGUE is going up against the likes of HBO, NBA, FOX, and NHL across the different categories it has been nominated in.Riot Games’ title League of Legends is nominated for Outstanding Live Graphic Design, specifically for the developer’s YouTube channel. Curiously, this category is also home to one of ELEAGUE’s three nominations, so the two esports entities will be competing against each other for the award. They’re among big sporting competitions, such as the 2017 NBA Finals, NBA All-Star Weekend, and College Basketball on ESPN.Chuck Dages, Chairman, NATAS said the following about the 39th Sports Emmy Awards: “The world of sports television grows larger with each passing year and this year was no exception. The 39th Sports Emmy Awards encompassed a record-setting number of entries across multiple categories and the level of quality continues to show the growth and seemingly, unlimited potential of what is available for the sports viewing audience.”The full list of nominations are available for you to browse.Esports Insider says: It’s good to see esports in the same conversation as traditional sports, but more so when it comes to receive recognition in a mainstream award ceremony. Hopefully ELEAGUE and Riot Games both win, but even if they don’t, this is another well-deserved step in the right direction.last_img read more

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> You almost had to wonder who would come out of the locker room after halftime. Then again, if the Lakers were unrecognizable on Wednesday, what will they look like after today’s trading deadline.At Staples Center, though, maybe it didn’t matter because the fans who have already given up on the 2013-14 season were there for some unfinished business from last summer.Dwight Howard returned after spurning the Lakers in free agency last year, and the booing was basically a distraction from the 134-108 thumping the Houston Rockets put on the Lakers.Inside the Lakers blog | Box score Worse, Howard put on a show the first three times he touched the ball. The first was a left-handed hook over Chris Kaman. The next was a baseline dunk, after which he drew a technical foul for a little extra celebration.Howard, who didn’t play after the third quarter, followed with a rebound dunk, and he finished with 20 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks and two steals. James Harden added 29 points and 11 assists. Chandler Parsons had 18 points.Kendall Marshall had 20 points and 16 assists and Wesley Johnson scored 24 for the Lakers, but it was all about the boos. There were torrents of jeers for the big man who chose to take his talents to South Texas. They started when he walked on to the court for warmups an hour before tipoff. They continued during the national anthem when he appeared on the scoreboard video board, team introductions and every time he touched the ball.He might as well have been a member of the Boston Celtics. They might get a better reception Friday. Howard was ready for anything, since he had already gone through a similar welcome from the fans in Orlando. And aside from the technical foul, he kept his cool, talked to a couple of fans, smiled now and then and even joined in one of the “Howard sucks” chants.“We’re always going to have fun when we’re playing basketball,” Howard said. “We love what we’re doing. “I wanted to come out here and show the fans here that I’m about winning. Unfortunately (last season) I just wasn’t healthy enough and neither was the team.”So the eight players left in uniform for the Lakers trotted out to take on a team that won its eighth consecutive game. And they were depleted once again.In the first of many expected moves before Thursday’s noon trading deadline, guard Steve Blake — who had just left the court after warmups to change into his uniform — discovered he had been traded to Golden State.In return, the Lakers get MarShon Brooks and Kent Bazemore, who had received scant playing time for the Warriors. Blake will fit right in as a reserve guard for a team gearing for a deep playoff run. The Lakers will simply try to shave their payroll.And the rumors continued to swirl around the Lakers. Jordan Hill, who could apparently end up in any one of four or five cities, was still playing in a gold uniform.Injured center Pau Gasol, another piece of the rumor puzzle, joined the Lakers on the bench for the second half. He’s still a practice or two from returning from a strained groin.“He had a good practice (Tuesday), looked upbeat,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said of Gasol. “But the trade deadline is for everybody. Everybody has to deal with it. When you’re with a team that’s out of the playoff hunt right now, obviously that looms over everybody and I’m sure a lot of guys will breathe a sigh of relief when it’s all over.”Not to mention D’Antoni, who had to wheel and deal on the fly after Blake left the building. The coach didn’t feel much like looking ahead to whatever other moves the Lakers will make.“Right now I’m just anticipating getting a bunch of Advil because I’ve got a little knife stuck in my eye right here,” D’Antoni said afterward. “We’ll see what happens, we’ll deal with it.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgA local man assaulted and robbed a pregnant woman late last week because he has no money, according to deputies.Officials with the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office say the woman was walking on D Street in Lake Worth Beach last Friday just before noon, when 29-year-old Malcom Hodges grabbed her from behind and threw her to the ground. He then punched her in the stomach, despite seeing she was clearly pregnant, stole her purse and fled on foot.Deputies arrested him near the scene around 6:30 p.m. Friday. He told deputies that he steals from people in that area when he is out of money.Hodges was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and charged with Robbery – No Firearm Or Weapon, and Aggravated Battery – Offender Knew/Should Have Known Victim Was Pregnant.He is currently being held on $50,000 bond.According to PBSO, the victim is in good condition.last_img read more

first_imgThe Bombers played Vernon close through the next 20 minutes of play but the Panthers put the game away by outscoring LVR 22-10 in the final period.Josh Matosevic scored 11 points to lead the Bomber attack with Robbie Dixon and Darian Johnson each adding eight points.Vinnie Watson had six points and Eamon Studer five.LVR shot 23 percent from the field and struggled from the three-point line, finishing the game with a six percent average.The Bombers now meet Mark Isfeld of Courtney Friday at 6:45 p.m.LVR lost the opener of the tournament 68-36 to top-ranked Sir Charles Tupper Tigers of Vancouver. The Vernon Panthers shot 36 percent from the field to defeat the L.V. Rogers Bombers 65-40 in consolation round action at the BC High School AAA Boy’s Basketball Tournament Thursday at the Events Centre in Langley.Ben Hladik scored a game high 18 points in a contest the Panthers took control early, building a 22-10 lead after one quarter.last_img read more

first_img24 March 2014 Trade between South Africa and Saudi Arabia nearly trebled from R29.7-billion in 2009 to R80.1-billion in 2013, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said at the 5th session of the South Africa-Saudi Arabia Joint Economic Commission in Pretoria on Thursday. At the same, South Africa was keen to achieve more balanced trade between the two countries, Davies said, noting that SA’s trade deficit with Saudi Arabia had grown from R62.2-billion in 2012 to R74.8-billion in 2013. In January this year, Saudi Arabia overtook Germany to become South Africa’s second-biggest source of imports, with China being the largest. “There is no doubt that the level of our bilateral trade, especially South Africa’s value-added exports to Saudi Arabia, is far below potential and is also concentrated in a few sectors like oil and gas, raw materials, fruits and vegetables,” Davies said in a statement issued after the meeting. “This points to a need to diversify our basket of goods traded. More value-added and diversified trade will benefit both our countries as it will lead to job creation, which is one of our biggest challenges at present.” Davies and his Saudi counterpart, Minister Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, co-chaired the Joint Economic Commission meeting, which agreed to harness all means to promote further growth between the two regional powerhouses. “We have expressed our desire to collaborate with the Saudi side in the promotion of investments between the two countries,” Davies said. “This can be done through the exchange of company visits. To this end, the South African side will make available its top 10 investment projects to its Saudi counterparts.” He added that the two countries had agreed to promote cooperation in the fields of oil, gas and minerals by setting up meetings between oil and mining companies in both countries, as well as bilateral meetings to discuss joint investment opportunities and possible areas of cooperation. The commission had also agreed to increase cooperation in the field of mineral resources and mineral beneficiation by setting up exchange programmes for professionals working in the field. The meeting of the commission was preceded by a South Africa-Saudi Arabia Business Forum attended by business people from both countries. The forum mandated the South Africa-Saudi Arabia Business Council to identify complementary projects that businesses could collaborate on. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Anthony GrederDTN Managing EditorOMAHA (DTN) — U.S. winter wheat is starting off the 2019 growing season in the best condition in three years, according to USDA’s first weekly Crop Progress report released Monday.For the week ended March 31, 2019, winter wheat was rated 56% in good-to-excellent condition, well above 32% at the same time last year and the highest initial good-to-excellent rating in three years. Nine percent of the crop was rated poor to very poor, well below 30% last year.Top winter-wheat-producing state Kansas reported 55% of its crop in good-to-excellent condition, far better than 10% at the same time last year. More problems with the crop are being seen in Ohio and Michigan so far.For the other crops USDA included in its report this week, planting was progressing at a near- to above-average pace. Sorghum was 13% planted, compared to 8% last year and a 9% five-year average. Cotton planting was 4% complete, compared to 6% last year and a 3% average. Rice was 12% planted, compared to 15% last year and a 12% average.Oats were 25% planted as of March 31, compared to 22% last year and a 25% average. Emergence was at 25%, compared to 21% last year and a 23% average.Nationwide, soil moisture was considerably higher this year than last year at the same time. Based on reports from 48 states, topsoil moisture nationally was rated 8% very short to short compared to 24% last year and 92% adequate to surplus compared to 76% last year. Subsoil moisture was rated 8% short to very short compared to 28% last year and 92% adequate to surplus compared to 72% last year.National Crop Progress SummaryThisLastLast5-YearWeekWeekYearAvg.Cotton Planted4NA63Sorghum Planted13NA89Oats Planted25NA2225Oats Emerged25NA2123Rice Planted12NA1512Rice Emerged2NA53**National Crop Condition Summary(VP=Very Poor; P=Poor; F=Fair; G=Good; E=Excellent)This WeekLast WeekLast YearVPPFGEVPPFGEVPPFGEWinter Wheat27354511NANANANANA111938284Anthony Greder can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @AGrederDTN(AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img SharePrint RelatedFeatured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”Unleash Your Inner Indiana — Raiders of the Lost Cache (GC2HN2H) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 14, 2013In “Community”Enigma #1 – GC448A – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 8, 2012November 8, 2012In “Community” 1Delta10Tango cave caching Chris and a group of local geocachers were about to set off on a geocaching adventure that would twist them through cave openings little larger then rabbit holes. The adventure would leave them rain soaked, mud covered and in awe. In typical geocacher fashion Chris calls the experience, “truly one of the most fun and exciting caches that we had ever done.”The search for “In the MIDDLE of nowhere” (GC1XK83) began with a phone call. Chris says, “I called my geocaching buddies Team Mazda and Ladybug97470 and said we have to go for this one there has only been one finder and it has sat for almost a year.”On the way to the cache the rain started. Chris says, “After about a 30 minute drive we arrived at our destination, the rain was falling at a steady pace and was enough to soak through our coats.” He says they did a quick safety check and, “We found a spot to park and after gearing up with flashlights, extra batteries, a few items of SWAG and our GPS we set off down the side of the mountain.”The coordinates took them deep in the brush to a steep hillside. Chris says, “We arrived at the spot where we had to crawl into the opening of an abandoned gold mine. We all looked at each other water dripping from our faces. Chris asked, “Who is going to be Alice first?”Crawling through the rough dirt hole, Chris says the geocachers entered another world lit only by their flashlights. Chris says,“There was no White Rabbit, Mad Hatter or Cheshire Cat in this Wonderland but there was years of preserved history just waiting for people to find it.” The mine looked very much like it did more than a hundred years before. Inside the “rabbit hole” Chris Brown’s (1Delta10Tango) geocaching accomplishments can be measured by the mile. There’s a 20 mile swath of land around his rural Oregon home where, he says, he’s found nearly every geocache. A geocache is published, Chris finds it. It’s a system. But a recent search turned up an extreme cache that he hadn’t found. The cache was hidden in an old gold mine and only one geocacher had logged the find since the difficulty four, terrain five geocache was published in 2009. Share with your Friends:More “We looked around amazed at what we had found. We could still see the marks in the rock from pick axes that had chiseled their way through so many years ago. It was one of the neatest places I have ever been. After looking around for a minute we decide to begin our search without any info on what we were looking for or where we would find it.”The cache wasn’t far. “With a little searching around we managed to come up with the cache. After a few minutes of looking through the SWAG and deciding what each of us would get, we divided it up and left our own SWAG for the next seeker.”But the team left with more than SWAG. They had an experience for a lifetime: “With a smile on all our faces we walked back down the dark corridors, back to where we started this fun and exciting venture.”Chris hopes his story will inspire others to try more challenging caches (while taking necessary safety precautions). Chris says he is “hopeful that one day others will try this quest and get the self satisfaction of a job well done.”last_img read more