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the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Events Previews Six-Week Class at Pasadena Senior Center will Explain All Things Apple STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 11:31 am Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 8 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Business News More Cool Stuff A beginner- and intermediate-level class will enlighten members of the Pasadena Senior Center about everything that can be done with iPods, iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches.The six-week series is scheduled Thursdays, February 19 to March 25, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St.Participants will learn about iOS, the most popular uses for their devices, how to navigate interfaces like pros and which apps can have the greatest impacts, especially with regard to health and security. Weekly handouts via PDFs with live links will be provided, and everyone’s questions will be answered along the way.The cost for the series is $60. Pre-paid registration can be made at the Welcome Desk.Founded in 1960, the Pasadena Senior Center is an independent, donor-supported nonprofit organization that offers recreational, educational, wellness and social services to people ages 50 and older in a welcoming environment. Services are also provided for frail, low-income and homebound seniors. 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 Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday
One was custody technology, with the pension fund wanted to make sure it was using the best available.Fees were also considered: “We wanted to make sure we were getting value for money as part of our strategy of reducing our overall fee levels and the process also formed part of a routine tender process,” said Eyton-Jones.Last year the pension fund “internalised the sourcing and the investment due diligence” to save on costs, as noted in its 2017 annual report. Operational due diligence remains outsourced.The ability of the new custodian to deal with alternative asset classes also formed part of the pension fund’s selection criteria, Eyton-Jones told IPE.The CERN pension fund has a widely diversified alternative asset base.At the end of the first quarter this year, alternatives – excluding private equity – formed 12% of the portfolio and private equity another 7%.The alternatives exposure mainly comprises hedge funds but also commodities and private debt.In a separate development, the CERN pension fund this year appointed Jacob Bjorheim as the new external expert for its investment committee, concluding a search initiated in 2017.Bjorheim replaces Pierre Sauvagnat, who had served on the investment committee for a six-year term.Bjorheim is lecturer in the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Basel and visiting fellow in the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich. The CHF4.25bn (€3.8bn) pension fund for the CERN institute in Switzerland has appointed Northern Trust as its new custodian.Matthew Eyton-Jones, chief executive officer of the pension fund, said the appointment followed an extensive review and tender process. Eyton-Jones was re-appointed as CEO for another three-year term starting in July.Northern Trust will take over from State Street in Munich, which had been the pension fund’s custodian for 24 years.Eyton-Jones noted three major factors were considered as part of the pension fund’s review.
A quartet from Blankney Golf Club in Lincolnshire won the latest qualifying tournament for England Golf’s new Club Team Championship and led six groups into the grand final.The team of Rikki and Tony Czajkowski, Jonathan Audis and Caroline Mattock scored a total of 73 points on the Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa Golf Club in Lincolnshire.The other five qualifying teams are: Hickleton Golf Club, Yorkshire, 71 points; Gedney Hill Golf Club, Lincolnshire, 70; Elton Furze Golf Club, Cambridgeshire, 69; Melton Mowbray Golf Club, Leicestershire, 69; and Royal Cromer Golf Club, Norfolk 69.They all go forward to the final at Frilford Heath in Oxfordshire on Friday, 14 August, where they will play off against finalists from three other qualifying events. It will be a feature of the new Golf Week festival, staged by England Golf to create a national grand finale for a host of handicap and team championships.The new competition invited clubs to enter teams of two men and two women with combined handicaps between 50 and 96. They play a stableford off three-quarters handicap, with the best two scores counting on each hole. The Blankney group’s handicaps ranged from 10 to 17.“It’s marvellous,” said Rikki and she and her companions were confirmed as the winning team. “We’re absolutely chuffed, we had no idea we would win and it was exciting watching the leaderboard as the scores came in.“It was a fabulous day and the course was wonderful. The fairways are beautiful and the greens are so true. It was a pleasure to play on the course,” added Rikki, who has twice been the ladies’ captain at Blankney.This was the third of four qualifying events. Two have previously been held at Stoneham, Hampshire, and Fulford, York, and the fourth will take place at Coventry Golf Club on June 28.Please click here for full scoresCaption: The Blankney team (from left) Tony Czajkowski, Caroline Mattock, Rikki Czajkowski and Jonathan Audis. 22 Jun 2015 Lincolnshire quartet lead six teams to new national final
By The Nelson Daily Sports Linden Horswill made his return to the NDCC Arena a memorable one as the Okanagan Hockey Association recruit scored his first goal as a junior sparking the Nelson Leafs to a 5-2 victory over the Grand Forks Border Bruins (see more coverage on Sports Page) Saturday night. The 16-year-old native of Nelson, called up to play with the Leafs after the team was hit with a rash of injuries, scored the opening goal of the contest before adding an assist on the final marker.Gavin Currie also had a pair of goals to lead Nelson.The Leafs opened the weekend with a 7-4 loss to Beaver Valley Friday in Fruitvale.Nelson, 11-11 on the season, built up a 4-0 lead after 40 minutes before the Bruins woke up.“I don’t think it was any more difficult that we thought,” said Leaf coach Chris Shaw. “ Grand Forks has put a pretty good team together now. They’ve acquired some pretty good players from Revelstoke and we knew they’re going to be pretty tough to play against.”Marcus Dahl and Dallon Stoddart also scored for Nelson.Darren Hogg appeared to be heading for his second shutout of the season before the Bruins scored two quick goals in the third to make it a game.Joey Cormano and Artsiom Kalashnikov replied for the Bruins.Nelson out shot Grand Forks 27-20.In Fruitvale, Dallas Calvin scored a natural hat trick to spark the Hawks to a 3-0 lead five minutes into the second period.Colton Malmsten cut the margin to 3-1 with a goal three minutes later.But Ryan Baines and Ryan Edwards scored power play markers to increase the Beaver Valley lead to 5-1.Riley Henderson scored on a Nelson power play to give the visitors some momentum entering the third.The Leafs struck for two goals three minutes into the final frame as Patrick Martens and Colton Schell, on the power play, cut the lead to 5-4.However, Justin Niminiken scored a power play goal to diffuse the Leafs.Nelson Minor Hockey grad Ryon Sookro added an empty net marker to round out the scoring.Beaver Valley finished three-for-five on the power play while Nelson was two for six.Mike Vlanich out dueled Marcus Beesley in the nets to register the win for Beaver Valley. Shots were even at 38-38.The win was the third in three games for the Hawks over Murdoch Division rival Nelson.LEAF NOTES: Nelson’s GM Chris Shaw announced following the game that Nelson acquired Joel Stewart in a trade from the Spokane Braves. In 16 games this season the 6’1”, 190-pound winger had eight goals for 16 points. . . . Nelson was missing leading goal scorer Connor McLaughlin, called up for a northern road trip with Trail of the B.C. Hockey League. McLaughlin scored twice in the third period to spark a four-goal explosion as Trail dumped Prince George 5-3 Friday. Trail, 17-7-0-1, leads the Interior Division by five points over Salmon Arm. McLaughlin, named the game’s second star, finished with three points. He did not play in Trail’s 2-1 loss to Quesnel [email protected]
Red Bluff >> Four Tehama County students, grades three through eight, have been named regional winners of the 2016 Imagine This… writing contest for their creativity and writing skills.The contest is part of a program of the California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom and is open to all third through eighth grade students. The four students were all from Flournoy Elementary School. Dottie Davis, third grade, won for her creative story “First Time Haying;” Kaycee Murphy, fourth …
Evening snow (Linanthus) is an amazing little wildflower that adorns desert areas of southern California. Its blossoms open in the evening, spreading fragrance across a harsh landscape. Two varieties have been noticed; one with white flowers, and one with blue flowers. Scientists noticed that the white ones sometimes grow on one side of a ravine, and the blue ones on the other; in other places, the two varieties grow in a blue-white mosaic. Is this pattern due to genetic drift (i.e., chance), or to natural selection? Elisabeth Pennisi wrote about this in Science.1 Her opening line might open some eyes about the difficulty of deciding a question this simple: “Sixty years ago, studies of these patterns provided key support for a powerful evolutionary theory. Now, two evolutionary biologists have found that the theory doesn’t hold in this species.” Two researchers decided to settle the debate with a long-term field study. Their decision was that natural selection was the winner, at least a little: “In the seed-transplant studies, each color flower typically did best on its own turf, indicating that selection played a role.” There may have been some environmental influences at work, in other words, that tended to make one color predominate in one environment and the other in different environments. But is anyone certain?“The study shows the unimportance of drift in Linanthus,” says evolutionary biologist Masatoshi Nei of Pennsylvania State University in State College. “In this sense, [the] finding shakes the ground of the shifting balance theory.” But he is cautious about making generalizations, given that other studies suggest otherwise: “The relative importance of selection and drift depends on the genes and populations studied.”1. Elisabeth Pennisi, “Natural Selection, Not Chance, Paints the Desert Landscape,” Science, 19 October 2007: Vol. 318. no. 5849, p. 376, DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5849.376.So in a 13-year study, these scientists could only point to a little bit of natural selection that might have played a role in the color pattern of two varieties within the same species? And they expect us to believe that science has proved that humans have bacteria ancestors due to this wondrous mechanism of natural selection?(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
3 November 2003The Kruger National Park has introduced four additional adventure trails for offroad vehicle enthusiasts who wish to explore some of the famous game reserve’s more inaccessible areas.The four trails, which take between four and five hours to complete, take guests as close as possible to the different wilderness areas in the park, but are not intended to be-off road “tests” for 4×4 vehicles; rather, these vehicles are used exclusively due to river crossings and dongas on the routes.The park’s five-day Lebombo Adventure Trail along the Mozambican border has proved to be extremely popular since its establishment two years ago.The new routes are the Northern Plains Adventure Trail (north of Shingwedzi), the Nonokani Adventure Trail (between Phalaborwa and Letaba), the Mananga Adventure Trail (east of Satara), and the Madlabantu Adventure Trail (near Pretoriuskop).“In all cases, the routes were carefully chosen from the existing range of firebreak and other management roads, and comply with the Kruger National Park recreation opportunity zoning (ROZ) plan,” said park spokesman Raymond Travers.The ROZ plan is a systematic mapping of people’s activities in the park, designed to keep wilderness areas intact but to identify and develop opportunities for tourism in footprints already exploited by park operations.“The development of the routes required a comprehensive environmental operational and management study, to ensure that the activity was managed within the framework of environmental best practice guidelines,” Travers said.Only six vehicles will be allowed on each trail daily in order to minimise environmental damage, Travers said, adding that guests would be urged to use ablution facilities at nearby camps before the start of the trail.Management at the park has also introduced mountain bike trails operating from the Olifants Tourist Camp, in the central region.Source: BuaNews
Utilizing metadata in Adobe Premiere Pro is a fantastic way to stay organized and streamline your video editing workflow.Top image via ShutterstockSo what exactly is metadata? Metadata is descriptive information about a file. Video and audio files already contain a certain amount of basic metadata information, including file name, type, size, path, date, and duration. You can add metadata information to clips using Premiere Pro’s Metadata panel.If you work with a lot of media assets, or work with a group of other editors (or both), metadata can help you immensely. By adding information to video and audio assets, you can quickly and easily find the information at a later time with a simple keyword search. Let’s take a closer look at how and why to use metadata in Adobe Premiere Pro. The Metadata PanelThe best way to work with metadata is to select Premiere Pro’s default Metalogging workspace. This workspace is designed to be used directly after you import your footage. Simply go to Window > Workspace > Metalogging. Or you can open just the Metadata panel by selecting Window > Metadata (or keyboard shortcut Alt+Shift+8).Clip Metadata vs. File MetadataOnce you have the Metadata panel open, you’ll notice several sections, including Clip and File. Clip metadata differs slightly from File metadata. Clip metadata provides information about your clip in Premiere Pro, and the information is saved in the Premiere Pro project. File metadata is specific to your actual file, and is saved to the source file or a corresponding sidecar file.This is important to understand because if you create subclips or import duplicate clips, your Clip metadata will only correspond with your clip in Premiere.XMP ExplainedExtensible Metadata Platform, or XMP, is a standard format for storing and displaying information across applications and platforms. For the most part, XMP metadata is stored within a source file. For file formats that don’t support XMP, an XMP sidecar file will accompany the source file.Metadata DisplaysIf you look at the File metadata in the Metadata panel, you’ll see a number of different sections. These are called schemas. A schema is a collection of metadata properties specific to a certain workflow, whether that is photography, copyright, script, etc.Naturally, this is way more metadata information than you would ever need, and some of it is not specific to video. To customize schemas to your own workflow, click Metadata Display in the panel drop-down menu. This will allow you to create your own custom metadata display.How to Use MetadataOnce you’ve added your desired metadata to your media, you can browse and filter metadata information in Premiere’s Project panel. Simply enter your keyword information in the search bar, and Premiere will filter out your clips accordingly. Or browse and filter your metadata in columns in the Project panel. Lastly, you can customize your columns in the Metadata Display dialog box, which can be found in the Project panel menu.How has working with metadata impacted your workflow? Share your experiences in the comments below!