Altadena Sheriff’s Station Food and Toy Drive

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  LASD – Altadena Sheriff’s Station is holding a Food and Toy Drive i.e. Nonperishable food (Canned items, Pasta, Rice, Etc.) and Toys for age 2 to 12, New and Unwrapped until December 18, 2015.Items can be dropped off anytime at the Altadena Sheriff’s Station at 780 East Altadena Drive, Altadena.For more information, contact Sgt. Mann or Dep. Gabriel at (626) 798-1131. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Make a comment Business News Community News More Cool Stuff Community News Top of the News center_img Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeauty 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Altadena Sheriff’s Station Food and Toy Drive Published on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 | 3:27 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

James Earl Jones Joins Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

first_img View Comments Stage and screen legend James Earl Jones has joined the cast of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater as part of New York City Center Encores!’ Off-Center series. The roster also includes the previously announced Santino Fontana and Skylar Astin. Michael Mayer will direct the production, which will run from July 27 through July 30.Jones, who last appeared on Broadway in The Gin Game, won Tony Awards for Fences and The Great White Hope. His additional credits include Tony-nominated turns in The Best Man and On Golden Pond, as well as memorable screen performances including Star Wars, The Great White Hope and The Lion King.The 1979 musical, which marks the first musical collaboration between Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, follows Eliot Rosewater (Fontana), a millionaire who (drunkenly) spends his fortune on a town in poverty after being inspired by novelist Kilgore Trout (Jones). Astin will play Norman Mushari, a lawyer who plots to have Eliot declared insane in order to stop his goodwill.In addition to Jones, Astin and Fontana, the cast will include Derrick Baskin, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Nick Choksi, Eddie Cooper, Kevin Del Aguila, Clark Johnson, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Eddie Korbich, Marla Louissaint, Liz McCartney, Bonnie Milligan, Brynn O’Malley and Kate Wetherhead. James Earl Jones(Photo: Bruce Glikas)last_img read more

Block Sites From Your Google Search Results (No Extension Required)

first_imgAfter a litany of complaints about the declining quality of its search, Google has made a number of changes over the last few weeks to combat the spam in search results. It tweaked its algorithm, for example, and it unveiled a Chrome extension that lets you manually block certain sites from showing up.That functionality will now be available without an extension (provided you’re using versions Chrome 9, IE8 or Firefox 3.5 or higher) as Google is adding a new option to its search that will give you the ability to block domains from appearing in your future search results.You won’t initially see the option to block domains until you’ve clicked through a link in your search results and then hit the “back” button in your browser. Then, right next to the link to “Cached” and “Similar,” you’ll find option to “Block all” results from a domain. Once you’ve blacklisted a domain, you won’t see it in search results, although if it would appear there, you’ll get a message telling you that some results have been blocked. audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting These domains will be connected to your Google Account, so you’ll have the ability to see your list of blocked sites and manage them via your Search Settings.Google says it hopes this will improve search results, and it’s bound to if you’re irritated enough by certain domains to take the time to block them. Google also says that, at this time, it’s not using any information about which sites people choose to block as a signal for search ranking. However Google plans to keep an eye on this data as it looks to improve search results in the future. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

After Ballmer: One Microsoft, Or Many?

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#Bing#Microsoft#Office#Windows#Xbox brian proffitt Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Steve Ballmer will be out as Microsoft CEO sometime within the next 12 months. Will his successor run the same company Ballmer is leaving?There have always been calls to break up the software giant, dating back to the days when the Department of Justice successfully painted Microsoft as a monopoly. At the time, the government was unwilling to go that far. But with Microsoft’s top leadership now on the way out, the question is again coming to the fore.There are two scenarios in which Microsoft could split up. The first fault line falls along the enterprise and consumer boundary: one new company would sell or manage Windows, Office, Bing and Xbox to consumers and the other, more enterprise-oriented company dealing with Windows Azure, SharePoint, Microsoft Dynamics and SQL Server.See also: Steve Ballmer Announces His Retirement As Microsoft CEO and Microsoft’s Best Bet For Its Next CEO Currently Runs NokiaThe pros of this sort of split are pretty obvious: each business would be able to focus on its core customer base and pull the most profit out of their brands.But in recent months, Microsoft has stated its intentions to become a “devices and services” company. This has been reflected in its corporate decisions and marketing strategies, but it could also make a difference in how a hypothetical split could occur.One such idea would be to not split the company so much as keep a solid core and sell off everything else. That core could include Windows 8 (with Windows Phone), the Windows Azure cloud platform, SharePoint and Office 365. Everything else that wasn’t strictly a device or service (Xbox, SQL Server or Microsoft Dynamics) could be sold off piecemeal or consolidated into new spinoff companies.See also How The Internet Of Things Will ThinkBing is the oddball here. It’s most definitely a service and should stay in the core company, but it is also losing money (though admittedly less money than when it started). But I think Bing should stay. If and when Windows mobile devices take off, a homegrown search engine will be better than outsourcing search to Google.A smaller, leaner Microsoft would have a big impact on the rest of the IT industry, since so many partners and customers are directly touched by Microsoft. But with all of the extra baggage the company has been lugging around for decades, now might be a great time to shed some weight and come out a stronger company in the end.Something needs to be done, though, and soon. Since 2001, Microsoft shares have risen just 33% growth, while the rest of the NASDAQ jumped 59% in the same period. And Microsoft has seen the writing on the wall, at least to judge from its recent management reorganization.See also Microsoft Tries Again To Aim All Its Guns Outside The CompanyThere are arguments to be made, of course, for keeping the company together. Bing has serious potential to be a key component for any Internet of Things strategy Microsoft might have. Xbox could be a big gateway for Microsoft in the living room.But it’s going to be a tough slog. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

7 DIY Filmmaking Techniques Using the Versatile Wheelchair Dolly

first_imgThe wheelchair dolly is a tried-and-true DIY tool — for projects of all sizes. Check out these 7 tips on how to use one to improve your film.Cover Image of Jean-Luc Godard on the set of Breathless (via Studio Canal).There are plenty of dolly options available for filmmakers at all levels of production. Even for those looking for DIY options can find tons of great resources to put something together on the cheap. However, if you’re looking for one simple solution (which can actually be much more versatile and fun), consider the indie-filmmaker’s favorite — the wheelchair dolly.While there are some wheelchair-style dollies specifically for filmmaking (all great options), let’s focus on using a standard-issue wheelchair, which you can often find secondhand at thrift stores or online (here’s a link to Ebay). Once you’re all set, here are seven creative ways to put your DIY wheelchair dolly to use.1. Push or PullImage via AMC.Let’s start with the basics. Using a wheelchair dolly is great for pushing in or pulling out shots. You’ll usually see these types of shots in large-scale productions, as they both see a lot of use for narrative effect (creating important moments) or for clarity of composition. If you keep the movement short and straight, the wheelchair will work very much like your standard track-dolly setup, but without all the assembly and breakdown.Bonus Tip: if you’re shooting solo or with an extremely small crew, you can always sit yourself in a wheelchair and do some short push or pull movements using only your feet. Try it — even a few inches can add style and depth to what would normally be a regular set shot.2. Walk and TalksImage from The West Wing via NBC.Along with straightforward push and pull shots for dramatic effect, a wheelchair is a great option for long tracking shots like the now-recognizable Aaron Sorkin-style Walk and Talk shot (which you can see parodied here). The wheelchair is great because your camera operator can face your subject or subjects while someone pulls them backward.3. Tracking Low AnglesImage via Tumblr.The flexibility a wheelchair offers to the camera operator while sitting is also great. You usually won’t need to lock the camera operator in, and they’ll have almost a full range of motion from the seat. As such, to get many low-angle tracking shots, you don’t need to assemble a tricky low-to-the-the floor dolly setup; you can simply direct your camera op to lean over and hold the camera at a low angle. This may make things a little less steady, but for shorter moves (and with surer-handed ops), it’s a solid technique.4. Curved Tracking MovesAnother aspect of the wheelchair dolly that makes it unique is the simple fact that it is not bound to a set of tracks. The wheelchair, by its nature, is more mobile and can perform complex and curved maneuvers. Try laying some track to recreate this famous circle move from Jean-Luc Godard’s French New Wave classic Breathless.5. Extremely Long Tracking ShotsImage via monnomestdavid.Similar to the Walk and Talk trick, using a wheelchair dolly for extremely long tracking shots is a great way to consolidate resources on DIY productions. The wheelchair can be quite effective, even with only a two-person crew: one to sit and one to move the wheelchair around. If you’re going over long distances, try situating your camera operator in a more relaxed and flexible position (they can also use a Steadicam or some other stabilizer). Be careful, though, with different floor textures (like thick carpet), thresholds between doorways, etc.6. Dolly ZoomsThe wheelchair dolly can also make it easier to perform dolly zooms (which is also known as the Hitchcock zoom or Vertigo Effect). With the camera operator sitting (or kneeling), their hands should be free enough to manually perform a zoom while someone pushes them in the chair at a medium to fast pace. You may have to do several takes, as hitting the focus will always be difficult during such a move, but the effort is worth it in the end.7. Using Natural GravityImage via Film Riot.Finally, one of the riskier wheelchair dolly tricks is to let things like gravity and inclines take control of your movements. These opportunities might not come up often, but if you ever need to simulate a character POV or follow a movement that rapidly increases in speed while slipping or sliding down, using a wheelchair in a controlled free fall move is a daring option. (Be sure to have plenty of people around to help guide and catch the camera op.)For more DIY production tips, check out some of these resources.Gear Hacks: DIY Camera Stabilizers and Rigs for Under $255 DIY Tutorials and Gear Hacks for Filmmakers5 DIY Tips for Your Next ShootPremiumBeat DIY ArchivesThree Ways To Light A Tent Scene On a Low Budgetlast_img read more

Eastwood Park Computer Resource Centre Upgraded

first_imgThe Eastwood Park Computer Resource Centre has been renovated at a cost of $3.2 million by the Universal Service Fund, formerly Universal Access Fund. The facility, located at the Eastwood Park Road New Testament Church of God in Kingston, has been outfitted with 18 computers, a server and two printers. The Fund has also provided furniture for the centre. Addressing a ceremony to officially open the centre on January 28, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, welcomed the initiative, noting that he viewed these projects which provide communities with greater access to technology, as critical to the country’s development and creating a knowledge-based society. Host Pastor Rev. Alexander G. Simms, said he is grateful for the refurbishment, emphasizing that it will assist with the educational development of young persons and seniors from the surrounding community. [RELATED: Govt using ICT as a Tool for Development – Paulwell] He pointed out that the church is now able to provide a comfortable facility where homework can be completed, particularly for students who are at Grade 11 in high school and for whom computer access is vital for the completion of projects, such as their School-Based Assessment. “For those older folks who do not have a chance to understand the implications of the new communications technology as they are unable to afford personal computers, we will be able to offer them an opportunity to move into the 21st Century as far as information and communication technologies are concerned,” he said. Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Universal Service Fund, Hugh Cross, commended the church fraternity for their vision, resilience and persistence in ensuring the provision of such a facility for the community. He urged the beneficiaries to take care of the equipment and make use of the facility, and pledged the assistance of the Fund to offset the cost of the monthly internet service. Royale Computers and Accessories, church members and other individuals also contributed to the renovation.last_img read more

NFL Scrambling to Save Face with Independent Investigation into

Former FBI director Robert Mueller has been hired by the NFL to investigate the NFL about the Ray Rice domestic violence case. And if that seems like a conflict of interest, it only adds to the drama of this continuously evolving story.Mueller, who was the director of the FBI for 12 years, will have access to all NFL records, said commissioner Roger Goodell, whose reign over the nation’s top sport can be described as tenuous. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that police in Atlantic City sent to the league footage inside a casino showing Rice knock unconscious his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, and had a message from someone in the NFL office to prove it.Goodell and the league vehemently denies that anyone there saw the footage before Monday, when TMZ released a version of the events that initially led to Rice’s two-game suspension. The releasing of the tape prompted the Baltimore Ravens, who said they had not seen the video either, to fire Rice and the NFL to dismiss the disgraceful two-game ban and offer an indefinite suspension.Now in comes Mueller, a highly respected official, but one hired by the NFL to investigate the NFL, making cynics wonder if the fix is in. For sure, Goodell’s tenure as commissioner of the league rests in the balance.Mueller, based in Washington, D.C., is a partner in the law firm of WilmerHale, which helped negotiate the NFL’s Sunday Ticket package with DirecTV. The firm also has represented Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, and several former members of the firm have taken positions with NFL teams.Terry O’Neill, the president of the National Organization for Women, issued a statement late Wednesday, calling Mueller’s appointment “just window dressing.”“The NFL does not just have a Ray Rice problem, they have a violence against women problem,” the statement read. “NOW continues to ask for Roger Goodell to resign, and for his successor to appoint an independent investigator with full authority to gather factual data about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking within the entire NFL community — not just regarding the Ray Rice incident — and to recommend real and lasting reforms.”A league executive, speaking early Wednesday before the AP report was released, didn’t believe the Rice controversy would cost Goodell his job — unless the video was viewed before Monday.“No,” the executive told ESPN.com, “but if Goodell and the league saw the video beforehand, he is not commissioner in March for the league meetings.” read more

Exit Survey for TCI Visitors

first_img Three armed attacks in Provo, all in Blue Hills Related Items:exit survey, Gary Brough, KPMG, Tourist TCI: Savory favors investor residency status, heralds KPMG economic report, says Caicos link is economic lifeline Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Oct 2014 — An exit survey for visitors to the country to report on their Turks and Caicos experience is just days away from starting now as the National Tourism Strategy consultant company, KPMG explains they are on the hunt for a tangible understanding of where the Turks and Caicos is, so that they can deliver on an overarching long term plan for tourism for the nation. Gary Brough, KPMG managing Director explained that since the launch of the project, KPMG’s team has been busy reviewing and critiquing previous studies and plans, researching and benchmarking the TCI against other jurisdictions and accumulating data and statistics. Add to this, Brough, who is also the leader for KPMG in Travel, Leisure and Tourism practice in the Caribbean explained that they want to hear from the general public on ideas for an enhanced tourism product. Consultation meetings are planned for this month also; those exit surveys will be for both airline and cruise departures. Recommended for you Local Atty says Govt going against public consultation; says NO to taller resort plan Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Steven Naismith confident Hearts can rediscover winning touch

first_imgHearts forward Steven Naismith believes the team can rediscover their early-season winning run.The Scottish Premiership club got their first win since Naismith went down with a knee injury on Saturday.Craig Levein’s side led the Scottish Premiership at some point this season after winning eight of their first 10 games in the league but injury to Naismith coupled with the absence of the likes of Christophe Berra, John Souttar and Uche Ikpeazu, has seen them tumble to fourth.But Berra returned to full fitness earlier in the December and with his expected return during the festive period, Naismith is confident that the team can rediscover their winning run.Naismith, whose team are only three points off the top, said, according to SportsMole: “You chop it into blocks. We need to be looking at being still in that mix around the winter break.”News: Pereira has gone on loan from United to Hearts George Patchias – August 13, 2019 The young Portuguese goalkeeper has secured a loan deal for the remainder of the season to Hearts of the Scottish Premier League.According to a…“It’s shown so far this season that every team can take points off everybody. It’s about building groups of games and getting good performances.”“We have shown over the first three or four months of the season that we are capable of doing that.”“The boys that have been in the team have shown over the last week that they are not just going to sit down and accept it.”“You could easily have gone through the week of the Rangers game, St Johnstone, Motherwell, with no points but we have put up some good fights. On other days we would have got more points but we’ve dug in, we have shown a steeliness.”“The more players come back, you would hope the more competition for places and the performances rise again.”last_img read more