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Junior League of Pasadena to Hold First Prospective Member Open House

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty The Junior League of Pasadena, Inc. (JLP) will hold the first of three Prospective Member Open Houses on Saturday, August 9, 2014, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the League’s headquarters. Women from the Pasadena area and beyond, interested in membership and learning about the League’s legacy of leadership and service in the community are welcome to attend.Prospective members will be introduced to the League’s mission: to develop the potential of women, improve communities and promote voluntarism, along with learning what community impact current members are making in the greater Pasadena area.“The Junior League of Pasadena gives women an opportunity to make an impact to better our community while continuing the 88 year legacy of our League,” stated Carolyn Cota, JLP 2014-15 Provisional Committee Chair. “Each new member is given the opportunity to learn new skills and be educated on the social issues facing our community today; while being able to share her current skills to help make an impact within the League and community. Not only does the League provide great training opportunities, but is also a chance to make lifelong friends and develop each women’s potential. The exciting first year is capped off with the “Kids in the Kitchen” signature project, which aims to educate youth about healthy lifestyle choices, nutrition and physical fitness therefore preventing obesity and its associated health risks.”In addition to a hands-on experience in contributing to community causes, League members receive training in leadership and advocacy skills, management, marketing and communication skills. The Junior League of Pasadena encourages all women who are interested in joining to attend the open houses to learn more about becoming a part of its community.The Prospective Member Open House dates are:Saturday, August 9, 2014, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.The open houses will be held at the League’s headquarters, located at 149 South Madison Avenue, Pasadena.RSVP to [email protected], by calling (626) 796-0244 or from its website www.MyJLP.comAbout Junior League of Pasadena, Inc.Founded in 1926, the Junior League of Pasadena is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective leadership of trained volunteers. Past projects have included Madison Elementary School, Kidspace Museum, and the Pasadena Senior Center. To receive further information, please contact the Junior League of Pasadena at 626-796-0244 or visit their Web site at www.MyJLP.com.center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News More Cool Stuff Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 First Heatwave Expected Next Week Gatherings Junior League of Pasadena to Hold First Prospective Member Open House From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 28, 2014 | 11:56 amlast_img read more

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Expanding Perspectives: Pretty Lights Begins Episodic Festival Tour [Full Video/Review/Gallery]

first_imgFor Pretty Lights fans, the anticipation leading into this past weekend was extremely high. After months of ambiguous videos, hidden cassette tapes and other teasers from the team, the first of five Pretty Lights Live Episodic Festival stops kicked off in Gilford, New Hampshire with two nights at the Bank of NH Pavilion. Derek Vincent Smith, the mind behind Pretty Lights, created context for the weekend by posting the theme of the two sets on social media: “Expanding Perspectives” – and, it did just that.The openers for Friday night’s set all seemed to be on the same page for setting the mood for Pretty Lights’ set. What started off as a rhythmic evening with Marvel Years quickly turned into a bass-heavy, grimy, dance-heavy few hours with the help of sounds from G Jones and Tipper. After hearing some of the familiar pre-Pretty Lights pump up anthems on the sound system, the excitement and energy was high throughout the crowd.After a few minutes of an analog intro, Pretty Lights broke into the Color of My Soul Remix – a treat that I, and am sure others, were more than happy to kick off the weekend with. Other highlight tracks from night one included the “King of Rock Remix”, “The Love You Left Behind,” “So Bright – Jam” and “Up and Down I Go” into a jam break. In addition to some of the higher energy songs, Derek and his band also brought on the feels on Friday with a rarely heard “Try To Remember” into a “Yellow Bird” jam break and a “Cold Feeling Remix” closer. As a whole, Friday’s night set was heavy on the jam transitions – to the point where I found myself asking those around me “what is going on?” multiple times. One minute you could have been rocking out to a break and then brought back down with a more down tempo song and then picked back up again. The range of emotions that could be felt throughout the set and long after was far-reaching.The band itself, sounded incredible for only having rehearsed for a short amount of time. While the brass from Eric “Benny” Bloom and Scott Flynn were missed, Smith, alongside Brian Coogan, Borahm Lee, Chris Karns and Alvin Ford, Jr., played beautifully and seemed as though they had been playing together for much longer than they have been. Their chemistry on stage was contagious, particularly during each of the jam breaks. From the audience, you could tell they were feeding off each other’s energy during their first live performance together and I think that’s a huge part of what made night one feel so special.Night two’s openers were strikingly different compared to night one, which I think served to the festival’s theme of expanding perspectives. Wax Future’s set was great, and seemed to set the tone perfectly for what lied ahead with the sets after. Big Wild brought the energy up with a danceable opener while Atmosphere’s positive lyricism and energy definitely hyped up the crowd. Having a hip-hop act on the festival line-up was a great addition considering the amount of hip-hop influences and samples that can be found on Smith’s work throughout the years.For those craving a more classic Pretty Lights set for night two, Smith went above and beyond to deliver the goods. Not that fans were disappointed after night one, but I personally found myself yearning a set similar to the ones that helped me fall in love with his music and live show in prior tours. After seeing over twenty Pretty Lights shows over the last few years across the country, few sets have compared to the second night in New Hampshire. The night carried over the emotional ups and downs of night one, but with shorter jam transitions that made for one hell of a two-hour set.Night two’s set started off with a jammy intro which transitioned into the always moving “Understand Me Now” into a fan favorite “High School Art Class.” Other classics that were played during night two were “Finally Moving “(perfectly transitioned into after “My Only Hope”) and “Hot Like Sauce.” “Can’t Stop Me Now” into “Out of Time” into “Gold Coast Hustle” was an emotional roller coaster-esque transition that covered an array of moods in a span of a few short minutes. The set ended on a high note with “Sunday School” into “Forever Lost” into the heavy “I Know The Truth” – closing the night with an intense amount of energy.In addition to the sounds, Greg Ellis, also known as the LazerShark, debuted a new stage and light show production this past weekend. Vastly different, in the best way possible, the lights veered away from the classic lasers over the crowd that have come to be commonly associated with the Pretty Lights live show during night one. Grids of lasers crossed the stage and colors melted into one another silhouetting the band in the foreground. The lights and lasers seemed to interact more with one another than with the audience, a stark contrast from tours and shows prior. Also, the light-up platforms across the stage that debuted during the Analog Future Tour of 2013, made a reappearance from above the stage, which served as a nice homage to Pretty Lights’ first tour with band members. The LazerShark brought back a light production more reminiscent of what the Pretty Lights live experience is known for during night two: lasers into the crowd and basically everywhere throughout the amphitheater. This definitely made sense given the nature of second night’s set, and again, served as a contrast factor between the two nights.What really set night two apart for me and what made it feel so special was the crowd. The audience was so excited and truly thriving off the music being played. Fans of Pretty Lights are known for their community-centered attitudes, but this was an entirely different level. From the rumbling banging on chairs echoing throughout the amphitheater to the loudest sing-a-long to “Finally Moving” ever… thinking back on it gives me the chills.Looking back at the Episodic Festival as a whole, it made a lot of sense. I remember leaving the amphitheater night one speechless. What had I just listened to for the last two hours? It was so incredibly different than any other set by Smith and team. The best way I can think to describe it was that I had truly felt as though I was taken on a journey during the two-hour set. There were ups, downs, moments of feeling lost in the long jam breaks to then snapping back to feeling familiar again when a different song was transitioned into. It was honestly a little uncomfortable at times but most situations where you grow from tend to be. It was unlike any other experience I’ve had when attending a PL live show and I’m grateful for it, as strange as it seemed when night one concluded.With night two, Smith and the band brought the crowd back to the Pretty Lights show we have all come to know and love – which sums up the theme of the first festival stop perfectly. Smith showed us two vastly different sides of the Pretty Lights production. From the gritty analog beats flowing in seamlessly throughout the jams to the classic song after song format with intermittent breaks that brought you through an entire emotional spectrum – the two nights did exactly what Smith intended: expanded my perspectives.Check out a full gallery of images below, courtesy of B.a.D Photography. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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MapQuest’s Major Overhaul Goes Live

first_imgsarah perez Tags:#Location#Product Reviews#Real World#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Going SocialBut MapQuest doesn’t want to just reclaim its name as the leader in online mapping, a title it lost to Google Maps, now dominating the space with 63.3 million uniques in May to MapQuest’s 49.1 (figures, ComScore). It wants wants to function as a resource that “inspires and instigates discovery,” says Christian Dwyer, MapQuest’s GM. To this end, MapQuest has now integrated with fellow AOL property, Patch, which provides news, business and event info for select areas in the U.S. (CA, NY, CN, MA and NJ). Online restaurant review and reservation site OpenTable has also been integrated, allowing visitors to make reservations directly from MapQuest.  On the social front, MapQuest implemented a new feature called My Maps which allows for social sharing with services like Facebook and Twitter. Using MapQuest’s “My Maps” feature, you can save a collection of your favorite places or create an itinerary and then share it with your friends on these social networks. You can even use MapQuest itself as a sort of vacation diary itself, notes the company blog post, annotating a particular trip with notes which are stored under the “My Maps” section. (In our opinion, that feature is probably a bit more useful for storing personalized direction-related notes instead, like “look for the new McDonald’s on the left then turn left.” But yes, you could use it for trip diaries too.)Cleaner, UnclutteredThe updated site features a new look as well. The familiar – and to some, unattractive – red lettering used to spell out the name “MapQuest” in the company logo has been replaced with a more modern and understated sans serif font in a deep blue-ish purple and green. The site itself has foregone its usual clutter, with an enhanced focus on maps and directions, and not the surrounding ads. This is the first redesign for MapQuest in 5 years. The beta period extends until August, at which point the beta will become the new default homepage. MapQuest, the one-time leader in online mapping, has been completely revamped as of today with a fresh new look and added functionality. The updated website is available now, in beta format, at new.mapquest.com. The beta site offers a clean and uncluttered design, more discovery options and social networking integration, among other things. Old Maps, New TricksWith the new Mapquest, you can plot a route from point A to point B, as you could before, but you can also add additional stops to your trip and drag the directional points around to reorder the route. With the route mapped out, the “one box” search box at the top of the page then becomes a tool to discover points of interest and other stops along the way, like parks, gas stations, hotels, restaurants, etc. – everything you need to plan the perfect vacation or road trip. The site’s search functionality has also been overhauled, letting you enter as much as you know about an address…or as little. If you only know the intersection, for example, you can type that in. Or if you’re looking for the location of a particular landmark, all you have to do is enter in the landmark’s name. You can even enter in just a business name and the city. (In fact, we just tested this, entering in the misspelled restaurant name “Los Vallartos” instead of “Los Vallarta,” and MapQuest figured it out, returning the correct listing. Handy!). A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Beermen, Painters try to bolster Q’Final bid

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Beermen take on Phoenix Fuel at 7 p.m., right after the 4:15 p.m. duel between the Painters and the Alaska Aces.San Miguel coach Leo Austria got first-hand experience how it is paying against a team with nothing to lose when the Beermen needed a big finish and a huge game from June Mar Fajardo to subdue KIA Picanto, 118-112, in what he aptly described as “an ugly win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“It is a wake-up call for us,” said Austria who is hoping to bring to the illustrious franchise its second Grand Slam.Rain or Shine will also guard against complacency when it battles Alaska. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer and Rain or Shine will shoot for wins on Wednesday that would push them closer to a twice-to-beat bonus in the quarterfinals of the PBA Governors’ Cup.And it’s not much of an advantage that the Beermen and the Elasto Painters will be facing teams that have scraped the bottom of the barrel. In fact, it could work against the two squads in the doubleheader at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo City.ADVERTISEMENT “Alaska is not a team you can relax against,” said RoS coach Caloy Garcia referring to the Aces. “We have to come out with the mentality of wanting to win rather than just playing the game.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH fighters bag 2 golds Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View commentslast_img read more

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Behind Kyle Kuzma’s heroics, Lakers top Thunder in OT without LeBron

first_imgView comments SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ The Lakers outscored the Thunder 16-6 in the extra period.Paul George scored 27 points and Terrance Ferguson added 21 for Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook had 26 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds for the Thunder, but he shot just 7 of 30.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Thunder lost despite making a franchise-record 21 3-pointers and leading by 17 in the first half. They have dropped five of six.Westbrook missed two layups in the final minute, but he was fouled on a 3-pointer with 2.9 seconds remaining and the Lakers up 122-119. Westbrook, a 64 percent free throw shooter, made all three foul shots to tie the score at 122. Kuzma missed a 3 at the buzzer, and the game went to overtime. Thunder: At the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TIP-INSLakers: G Rajon Rondo missed his 11th straight game since having surgery on his ring finger. … F Michael Beasley tried to check into the game in the first quarter while wearing practice shorts. … The Lakers made their first 11 free throws. … Brandon Ingram had a career-high 11 assists.Thunder: Backup center Nerlens Noel returned after sitting out four games while in concussion protocol. … G Alex Abrines has missed the past eight games for personal reasons. … Ferguson shot 5 of 6 on 3-pointers in the first half. … Raymond Felton was called for a technical foul in overtime while on the bench.UP NEXTLakers: At the Houston Rockets on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, right, reaches for the ball held by Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) during overtime of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY— Kyle Kuzma scored 32 points to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 138-128 in overtime Thursday night without injured LeBron James.The four-time MVP missed his 12th straight game with a left groin strain, but the Lakers still pulled off a solid road win. Ivica Zubac scored a career-high 26 points and Lonzo Ball added 18 for the Lakers, who improved to 5-7 without their star.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Pascal Siakam’s game winner lifts Raptors past Sunslast_img read more

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Blackwater draft pick Ray Parks still pondering future

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess But while it seemed to be just a matter of time for Parks to finally make his PBA debut, the versatile guard said he remains uncertain about his next move.What’s only sure at this point is he’ll be taking some time off first from playing basketball before deciding on his future.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I needed to rest right now. I’ve been playing three years straight so I needed a break,” said Parks, who recently wrapped up his third season with Alab Pilipinas in the Asean Basketball League.“That’s what we’re still trying to figure out right now, whatever the next chapter is. I’m still pondering my thoughts trying to figure out what’s the best situation not only for me but for my family. Being the breadwinner of the family I try to help out a lot.” DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew The 6-foot-4 Parks was a two-time ABL Local MVP and he helped Alab win the ABL title in 2018.Parks and Alab’s latest season, however, didn’t pan out the way they wanted it to be after the Philippine side got eliminated in the quarterfinals despite being the No. 2 seed.The two-time UAAP MVP out of National University was selected second overall by the Blackwater Elite in the 2018 PBA Draft four months ago.Parks is expected to join the Elite in the Commissioner’s Cup next month but he bared that he has yet to sign any contract.“As of now they own my rights but I haven’t signed anything yet.”ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ray Parks. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—There was a Ray Parks sighting in the PBA Sunday night.Parks was in attendance at Mall of Asia Arena as he watched Phoenix book its first ever semifinals berth after pummelling Alaska in the 2019 Philippine Cup quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Player dies in hotel room, 4th round of tournament canceled Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more

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Criminal charges rare for bartenders in drunk driving cases legal experts say

first_imgPaola Loriggio, The Canadian Press Legal experts say criminal charges like those laid against a former bar server in connection with a drunk-driving crash that killed two Ottawa-area teens are rare and difficult to prove.Ann Senack, 62, of Greater Madawaska Township, was charged in March with two counts each of criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence causing bodily harm in a 2017 crash in Calabogie, Ont.Two young men, Brandon Hanniman and Alexander Paquette, were killed and two others were injured when police say their car veered off the road and plowed into a rock cut.Police later said the group had been drinking at a local establishment and alcohol contributed to the crash. The case is expected to return before the court today.While bartenders and bars may face lawsuits related to serving drunk drivers, legal experts say they are not aware of a case in Ontario where someone has been found criminally responsible.They say the threshold for criminal negligence is much higher than for civil negligence.“To extend criminal liability in these circumstances is very, very uncommon,” said Michael Lacy, a Toronto lawyer and the president of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association.“If someone were held criminally culpable in these circumstances, I’d say that would be a precedent-setting decision,” said Lacy, who is not involved in the case.Toronto defence lawyer Daniel Brown said that to obtain a conviction for criminal negligence, the Crown would have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that there was a “marked and substantial” departure from the standard of care owed by a server.Prosecutors would have to show a bartender knew the person they were serving was clearly underage, and knew the person was driving home and was impaired to such degree that it would be a danger to them and to others, he said. The Crown would also have to show a direct link between the alcohol served to the person and the injuries caused, he said.“There’s a lot of things that must be proven in a case like this for a Crown attorney to be successful,” he said.In comparison, a civil negligence case must prove it’s more likely than not that there was a departure from the standard of care, which is a much lower bar, Brown said.“Those two things — one being the higher standard for criminal negligence, and the higher burden of proof in a criminal case — means that the viability of this type of prosecution is often minimal, which is why most of these cases are dealt with in the civil courts,” said Brown, who is also not involved in the case.Some in the community have voiced concerns about the charges and rallied behind Senack, suggesting she is being unfairly blamed for a tragic incident.An online fundraiser meant to help cover her legal fees has drawn more than $50,000 from more than 400 donors in about a month.“We support you Ann. You are not responsible for what happened to those boys,” some wrote on the fundraiser site.“We have never met… We feel you have been unjustly charged,” others wrote. The charge of criminal negligence causing death can carry a life sentence, while criminal negligence causing bodily harm can carry a sentence of up to 10 years behind bars. No trial date has yet been set.last_img read more

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Steelers Legend LC Greenwood Dies

Photo by bestsportsphotos.com.L.C. Greenwood, one of the dominant defensive figures of the Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s, died of natural causes Sunday in a Pittsburgh hospital. He was 67.Greenwood was a six-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman, a key component of the “Steel Curtain” that was a big part of the team’s four championships in six seasons.“L.C. was one of the most beloved Steelers during the most successful period in team history, and he will be missed by the entire organization,” team chairman Dan Rooney said in a statement.Greenwood, “Mean” Joe Greene, Ernie Holmes and Dwight White formed the bedrock of the defense that helped turn a perennial loser into a dynasty.L.C. Henderson Greenwood was born Sept. 8, 1946, in Canton, Miss., the oldest of nine children. He was taken in the tenth round of the 1969 NFL draft — nine rounds after Greene — from Arkansas A&M (now Arkansas Pine-Bluff). He blossomed into a tenacious pass rusher who used his superior speed to blow past offensive tackles and into the backfield. Though sacks did not become an official statistic until after his retirement, Greenwood posted 73½ during his 13-year career.The 6-foot-6-inch, 245-pound Greenwood thrived in the postseason. Greenwood was a showman. While recovering from an ankle injury during the 1973 season, Greenwood wore a pair of high-top cleats that a friend painted gold. He wore them twice — both Steelers wins — and went back to his usual cleats after the ankle healed. The Steelers lost the next game, and the gold cleats soon returned.Knee problems forced Greenwood to retire before the 1982 season. He remained in Pittsburgh after his retirement, working as an entrepreneur and motivational speaker.Despite support from his teammates — including Greene — Greenwood has not been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was a finalist six times, the last in 2006. read more

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BAHAMAS New Investment Funds Bill 2017 Set to Fill Substantive Legislative Gaps

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 14, 2017 – Nassau – The new Investment Funds bill will transition from the older, exclusively rules or disclosure based approach to regulation of investment funds, to a modern approach that considers the conduct of industry participants, and includes appropriate prudential assessments.This according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, creates an opportunity for growth-friendly legislative framework, unencumbered by unnecessary barriers to entry.   Mr. Turnquest was delivering opening remarks during an industry meeting held by the Securities Commission.   The meeting was held on Thursday, 7th December.According to the Deputy Prime Minster, the Investment Funds bill is a piece of legislation with the potential to usher in a new era for investment funds in The Bahamas, with a comprehensive, best in class regulatory framework designed to overcome regulatory gaps and deficiencies in the prevailing Investment Funds Act, 2003, and create new opportunities for the investment funds industry to develop and flourish.“The overhaul of the investment funds’ legislative framework is coming at a crucial moment for The Bahamas,” said Mr. Turnquest.   “Undoubtedly, offshore jurisdictions, the world over, have a daunting job competing for their share of the global financial services industry.The Securities Commission, host of the event, is one of the principal financial regulators in The Bahamas, and falls under the portfolio of the Ministry of Finance.   The Commission is responsible for regulating and overseeing investment funds, securities and capital markets in the country in its capacity as Inspector of Financial and Corporate Services.    It oversees financial and corporate service providers and advises the Minister of all matters relating to capital markets.By: Betty Vedrine (BIS)Photo Caption:  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest.(BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)last_img read more

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