first_img Business News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. HerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Uncategorized What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Friday, April 10, 2015 | 9:37 pm Here is our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Community News Top of the News center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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 Community 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, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_imgThe Coral: Secret Kiss To be released You should admire The Coral. For one thing, they’re from Liverpool. It must’ve taken time to nick that many guitars and build a drum kit from purloined hubcaps. They’ve also managed to persuade the Great British Public that they’re possessed of an eclectic musical genius by being slightly wacky and spouting the brand of Scouse mysticism that made George Harrison so annoying. This sounds a bit like Jerry and the Pacemakers playing the music from a French spy film. For a Liverpudlian band they ain’t bad.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003last_img

first_imgFor plenty of runners, covering the 26.2 miles of a marathon is the ultimate achievement, something they might do once in a lifetime, if at all.For Jenny Hoffman ’99, a marathon was just a good place to start.An associate professor of physics whose work focuses in part on superconductors, Hoffman has used her spare time to make a mark in the world of ultrarunning. Last month in Cleveland she brought home the 2014 national championship in USA Track and Field’s 24-Hour Run, posting a final distance of more than 127 miles.Ultrarunning contests often stretch beyond 100 miles, lasting a day or more. And while Hoffman understands that many people might see running from Boston to the New York border in 24 hours as a peculiar passion, for her, the seeds of the sport were planted early on.“I’ve always run. I ran track in high school — I wasn’t very good, but I’m really competitive and really stubborn, so I naturally gravitated toward the longer distances, where hard work matters a lot more than talent. I had a field hockey coach in high school who, at that time, held the American record for the 100 miles, and I thought that was really cool, so I got it in my head that someday I would run 100 miles.“Running is great because it depends on hard work,” she continued. “It doesn’t depend on luck, or on what other people think … it just really depends on hard work. It’s really satisfying, especially when I get very busy, and have 400 things on my to-do list, and I can get only two of them done in a day. That can become very stressful, whereas running — I go out for a run and there’s one item on the to-do list, and it’s run.”Those runs have been about more than personal achievement.Six years ago, shortly after a colleague at Harvard gave birth to a child with Down syndrome, Hoffman decided to use one of her races as an opportunity to support the Special Olympics, and eventually raised more than $3,000.Mindful of another physicist friend who recently had a daughter with Down, Hoffman contacted more than 300 friends and colleagues ahead of the Cleveland race, asking that they donate to the charity. She also contributed half of her winnings. In all, she has helped raise more than $11,000 for the Special Olympics.“Running and having this outlet and this community is so meaningful to me, and I wanted to support an organization that provides that for others who face challenges far greater than my own,” Hoffman said. “I think the Special Olympics is a fantastic organization, and this fundraiser has also been fantastic for my friend to see the support of the physics community.”Unlike the long courses of marathons (think of the Boston Marathon’s Hopkinton-to-Boylston St. route), 24-hour runs typically take place over short loops.In the case of the Cleveland race, the “course” was just under a mile long. Races are designed that way, Hoffman said, to facilitate counting mileage — a shoe chip triggers each time the runner passes the timing mat. And the design is not without benefits for the athletes. The loop course allowed Hoffman’s husband to stay in one location with whatever she needed — from water to Gatorade to protein bars, and then, as the 24-hour race wore on, Coke to help her stay awake.Though her interest in running dates to high school, Hoffman’s first foray into distance competition didn’t come until she was about to graduate from Harvard College. On a lark, she said, she and her future husband decided to run the Philadelphia Marathon. She was immediately hooked.“Running is great because it depends on hard work,” Hoffman said. “It doesn’t depend on luck, or on what other people think … it just really depends on hard work.” Kris Snibbe/Harvard file photo“It was the most amazing experience. People were cheering for each other, and that was so different from any other race I’d ever done. At these long distances, everyone is hurting, everyone is working hard, and the idea is that we’re all in it to finish and do the best we can, so we can all root for each other. It was really an eye-opening experience for me.”Over the next several years she continued to run marathons, including four in Boston, and eventually decided to dip a toe into the world of ultrarunning, first with 50K and 100K races, and then, two months before joining the Harvard faculty, a 100-mile race.“When I did the first [100-mile race], I wasn’t thinking it would be a long-term thing, I thought maybe it … would be a one-off, something you do and cross it off your bucket list,” Hoffman said. “But it was really a great community.”During much of that first year at Harvard, running took a back seat to career concerns, but by December the itch for competition was impossible to resist and Hoffman signed on for her first 24-hour race, on New Year’s Eve 2005 in Arizona. She finished first among women. Later she discovered she hadn’t been alone on the course.“It turned out I was actually pregnant during that race,” she said. “So the family joke now is that my husband finished first, I finished second, and the little guy finished third. So the whole family took the podium.”Over the next eight years, Hoffman dedicated herself to career and her growing family. She recently welcomed her third child.Though her 127-mile finishing distance wasn’t enough to qualify her for the national team — several runners have posted longer distances in other races — the window is open through December, so Hoffman may yet pursue a spot on the squad. But that decision will not be hers alone.“I love it, and was immediately excited to sign up for my next race,” she said. “But I really have to let my family recover before I do it again. To run this far, you need a lot of support — you need a lot of time to train.”last_img read more

first_imgRICHARD SARGENT AND JIM LOOP, EACH IN THEIR FORTIETH YEAR WITH THE COMPANY, WILL PLACE IN POSITION THE FIRST PIECE OF THE LARGEST CASTING MACHINE EVER MANUFACTURED BY HAZELETT STRIP-CASTING CORPORATIONRichard Sargent and Jim Loop will place in position the first piece of the new casting machine at a noontime celebration on Thursday, September 4 at the Hazelett factory in Colchester, Vermont. The occasion will mark the fortieth anniversary of their employment with Hazelett and also begin the manufacture of a 120-ton casting machine, the largest ever produced by the company in its fifty-two year history.The two started just days apart forty years ago.Richard Sargent was hired by his neighbor, Bill Hazelett, founder of Hazelett Strip-Casting. Richard and Hazelett Strip-Casting have grown up together in the Malletts Bay area of Colchester.Jim Loop, raised in South Burlington, was barely out of high school when he began as a draftsman in the tiny engineering department.The $15 million casting machine will be delivered to a newly formed company in the Henan Province of China. The company, LYL High Precision Aluminum Strip Co., will produce coils of aluminum strip to be sold to the aluminum raw material distribution system and go on to become an untold number of products.The General Manager of Hazelett, Ray Clavelle, commented that this order represents the largest dollar order in the history of the company.last_img read more

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino dismissed claims by former Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas that prolific striker Harry Kane needs to leave the club if he wants to win trophies.Villas-Boas gave Kane his Premier League debut in 2012, but the England striker’s career only took off once the Portuguese coach departed in December 2013.Kane has now scored 30-plus goals in the past four seasons, but Tottenham’s failure to win a trophy in that time has seen the England striker constantly linked with European champions Real Madrid.“If he has a hunger for trophies and for notoriety he would have to leave Spurs, if he has no hunger for that, but recognition and stability, he would stay at Spurs,” said Villas-Boas this week.However, ahead of Spurs’ FA Cup fifth round replay at home to Rochdale on Wednesday, Pochettino insisted Kane can fulfil his ambitions by staying at his boyhood club.“We are here to develop, to help the club achieve and win titles,” said the Argentine.“Harry is happy here and of course he wants to win titles here like all of us do, but I respect all opinions.” Kane scored his 35th goal of the season two minutes from time to beat Crystal Palace 1-0 on Sunday.But Spurs’ victory was overshadowed by more accusations of diving by Dele Alli as the midfielder twice saw claims for a penalty waved away in quick succession at Selhurst Park.Pochettino reaffirmed his support for the player, but admitted he had spoken to Alli, who has twice been booked for simulation this season, about the criticism he has received.“He’s very competitive and he wants to win in every action. Of course, he wants to improve,” added Pochettino.“I am not worried about this situation. He’s a clever player and he knows what he needs to do.“Every day we have conversations and meetings about everything. After the game we had a short chat about the situation. It’s our responsibility to help the players with everything.”Pochettino confirmed injured defenders Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld will again sit out against Rochdale, and that he will rotate his side with one eye on next week’s Champions League last 16, second leg against Juventus at Wembley.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgPittsburgh had better count their blessings because a “Batch” in the hand is worth a “Leftwich” in the bush. Remember, a tad less than a fortnight ago, Batch’s roster position was tenuous at best, and in the worst case his playing days seemed to be headed straight for the undertaker’s slab.Even though he might not have been named the starter, answer this question for me. How many times has the career of Charlie Batch been assumed to have been dead and buried only to have the Steelers organization in their time of need exhume the body because as we all know “anybody is better than nobody at all.”Dennis Dixon is the right choice to open the season for Pittsburgh. It is fortunate that he got in more reps with the first team in light of the injury to Byron Leftwich. A few weeks ago I wrote that Big Ben Roethlisberger was getting far too many reps with the first team during training camp with the “real” season peeping from behind the nearest tombstone, or something to that effect.The only drawback to Batch and Leftwich is that over the past several years both men have been subject to injury. If there are any reservations about either athlete one would be that their injuries are many and would cause any GM to be a bit squeamish about dedicating a roster spot to either one. But let me make one thing perfectly clear. If either man is healthy both can toss the rock with considerable speed and accuracy, as long as they have competent pass catchers and adequate pass blocking.Mike Tomlin did not listen to the talking heads. He did the right thing. If Dixon was not ready, at least according to the experts, why in the heck would they line him up with the first team for such a considerable amount of time during the preseason?At least Tomlin and offensive coordinator Bruce Arians did not repeat the “fiasco” of last season. During the 2009 campaign just at the “zero hour,” Dennis Dixon was anointed the starter just prior to a crucial Baltimore Ravens game after Roethlisberger had suffered a possible “concussion” the week before. In spite of his “injury,” Big Ben continued to take all the first team reps during the week leading up to the game. Was there a saboteur lurking about?Dixon was told that he was going to start around 24 hours before that game and without any first team reps or a credible game plan. In spite of that scenario, coupled with lousy play calling by the Arians, Dixon almost defeated the Ravens.After that emotional and heartbreaking loss, number seven’s heart, mettle and toughness were questioned by one of the toughest players to ever play the game, teammate Hines Ward. Ward had this to say. “There was a 50-50 split in the locker room as to whether or not Ben should have played.” Ward also went on to say that “he’s [Ward] played with concussions in the past.” Shortly thereafter Ward was unceremoniously tied to the whipping post and verbally assaulted in print and on radio and television.Dixon now has a little less than a week to prepare for the Atlanta Falcons, not just a mere 24 hours. He has more time to study the Falcons’ defense and the Steelers do not have to employ a “kindergarten” version of their offensive playbook. They cannot run the “Einstein” version but they do not have to revert to the Peewee Herman variety either.If Dixon plays well, we may have a quarterback controversy on our hands. If he falters, the red carpet will be rolled out for Big Ben. But one thing is perfectly clear, if Dixon performs with an acceptable amount of competency, just as Roethlisberger has earned and been anointed the starter of this football team, Dixon will be the number two man in charge. Who has the third or fourth position is well, just a crapshoot.The Steelers face another not so discernable dilemma, and that is not whether Roethlisberger starts or does not start. The dilemma is not the inexperience of Dixon or Batch being a bit “long in the tooth.” The difficulty that Pittsburgh currently faces is the indecisiveness of Tomlin. Tomlin had better seize the wheel of his “ship” and make those walk the plank that don’t march to the beat of his drummer.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or by phone at 412.583.6741.) This coming weekend the Steelers begin their 2010 campaign in the city that is quickly earning the name, “The Big Queasy.” There is lots of stomach churning and Tums chewing going on “n’at” over at the headquarters of Steeler Nation. Just when I thought all was lost in the guts and fortitude department, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin did not name the more experienced Charlie Batch as his temporary starter but the more raw and athletic “young buck,” Dennis Dixon.last_img read more