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  • Rose Bowl Institute Launching Voices for Voting

    first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Rose Bowl Institute Launching Voices for Voting A PSA Campaign to encourage voting uses the voices of Brandi Chastain, Secretary Madeleine Albright, Ann Meyers Drysdale, and more STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 1:23 pm Subscribe The Rose Bowl Institute announced today the launch of a month-long campaign of public service announcements to encourage voting. U.S. voter turnout is one of the lowest in the world and some of the most common reasons people give for not voting is that they are too busy or don’t have all the information. The objective of the nonpartisan Voices for Voting campaign is to utilize recognizable names and supporters of the Institute’s mission to explain the importance of getting out to vote.“Your vote is your voice,” says women’s soccer hero Brandi Chastain, “the only way to effect change is to use that voice. “The Rose Bowl Institute, an arm of the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation, champions sportsmanship and aims to “leverage the power of sports to unite people everywhere.” The Institute’s pillars are sportsmanship, leadership and citizenship. It brings sports values such as integrity, fair play, respect for the opponent and teamwork to the civic sphere, in this case by encouraging everyone of voting age, regardless of background, demographic, or political persuasion, to vote.To achieve the goal of encouraging young people to vote, the Institute is engaging athletes and leaders to voice their encouragements. Among the speakers that are participating are former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former CNN correspondent Jessica Yellin, actress and advocate Sophia Bush, NBC TV Los Angeles anchor Beverly White, basketball legend Ann Meyers Drysdale, and many other celebrity, athletic and businesses influencers.The videos, which reside on the Rose Bowl Institute website, will also be available for broadcast or streaming on other media platforms. Click here to view the video.”In a democratic republic, voting is the most basic right – and duty – of each and every citizen of voting age,” said Institute president Charlie Firestone. ”In sports terms, it’s showing up for the game, but so much more important to our daily lives. If we encourage just a few more people to vote, it will be worth the effort.”Voices for Voting is partnering with various voting initiatives across the country, starting with #VoteCauseWeCan in Pasadena, CA. The city of Pasadena, home of the Rose Bowl Stadium is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote during this election season, for more information please visit: www.cityofpasadena.net/vote-cause-we-can for complete campaign details and more ways to participate on social media. Follow them on Twitter @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook @cityofpasadena to keep up with the campaign.For more information about the Rose Bowl Institute Voices for Voting please email [email protected] or visit www.rosebowlinstitute.org Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyThe Biggest Signs You Want To Be With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News More Cool Stuff 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.center_img Community News 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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 STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

  • Singing kicks off ‘Farmer Free Saturdays’ at museum

    first_imgLatest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 6:16 am Friday, February 10, 2012 You Might Like Doctor shares health tips with women While women are very aware and concerned about breast cancer, they are 10 times more likely to suffer from heart… read more Print Article Skip Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Doctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Singing kicks off ‘Farmer Free Saturdays’ at museum The Pioneer Museum of Alabama will host a Sacred Harp All-Day singing from 10 until 3 p.m. on Saturday.The all-day Sacred Harp Singing will be the first in a series of monthly Farmers’ Free Saturdays hosted by the museum.Rachael Greve, museum director, said the Farmers’ Free Saturdays will be held in memory and in honor of Curren Farmer, museum founder, and his wife, Margaret Pace Farmer, Pike County historian. Admission to the museum is free on the Farmers’ Saturdays. Email the author There are different Sacred Harp songbooks but The B.F. White Sacred Harp, Revised Cooper Edition or the Cooper Book will be used on Saturday.“The Cooper Book is widely used in this area where there is a lot of interest in and participation in Sacred Harp Singing,” Greve said.Sacred Harp singing originated in the South in the early 1800s mainly Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas. It is called shape note singing because the notes are four geometrical shapes and the shapes indicate their position and musical syllable.“This made reading music possible for those who had no musical training,” Greve said. “Sacred Harp singing is a kind of folk music and it’s a dying art form. It’s unique, too, in that there is no audience. The singers sit in a hollow square. The four sections are the tenors, basses, altos and trebles. You find the section that best suits your voice and join in.” The singers take turns leading. The leader stands in the center of the square and that’s the best seat in the house because the leader can hear all four sections, Greve said.Although there is no audience, as such, Greve said there will be room for those who just want to come and listen and, if they want to jump in, they are encouraged to do so.“Scared Harp singing has a unique and distinctive sound and the music is made by the instrument given by God, the human voice,” Greve said.Around 70 singers are expected to attend the Sacred Harp Singing, which is being organized by Ken Sundberg of Troy.“Dinner-on-the ground will be in the main building but visitors to the museum will be invited to explore the other museum buildings,” Greve said.  “Sacred Harp Singing is quite moving and, for those who have never heard it, Sacred Harp Singing is a unique experience. There will be materials available for those who want to know more about this form of folk music. If you enjoy music and learning more about old time music, then the Pioneer Museum is the place to be on Saturday.” By Health Videos Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Farmers Free Saturdays are opportunities to participate in museum events and activities free of charge and to learn more about the museum and all that it has to offer.Greve said that a Sacred Harp Singing was selected to be the first in the series of Farmers’ Free Saturdays because that “shape note singing” has deep roots in the South.“Sacred Harp is a haunting form of a cappella hymn singing,” Greve said. “These songs are sung without accompaniment.”last_img read more

  • Right to Rent under threat as charity takes government to court

    first_imgThe government’s flagship Right to Rent immigration policy is to be tested in the courts after the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI) revealed over the weekend that it is to apply for a Judicial Review. A decision on whether it can go ahead is to be heard on Wednesday.In addition to its court action, the charity also claims that a report issued recently by the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration warned that the Right to Rent scheme was “not working”.JCWI will argue that Right to Rent encourages “systematic discrimination” against ethnic minorities and people without British passports.Landlords finedThe charity’s move against Right to Rent coincides with figures from the Home Office, obtained recently by the Press Association, that the number of landlords being fined for Right to Rent breaches has fallen off from a total of nearly 80 every three months to nearly 40 between January and March this year.Some 465 landlords so far have been fined £265,000 by the Home Office since the scheme began in 2016, or on average £654 per landlord.The JCWI campaign to challenge Right to Rent comes after the recent Windrush scandal, during which it has been revealed how many people of Jamaican origin had been denied rental accommodation despite having permanent leave to live and work in the UK.“The problem with this scheme isn’t that individual landlords are necessarily racist, it’s that the government has put in a place a scheme that incentivises systemic discrimination against certain groups,” says JCWI Legal Policy Director Chai Patel (pictured).“That contravenes the Human Rights Act and the European Convention of Human Rights, which prohibits that kind of discrimination and prohibits the government from putting in place schemes that encourage it.”This latest move to challenge Right to Rent comes just ten months after the Residential Landlords Association said it was “dangerous, divisive and must be scrapped”.“The Windrush scandal has shown that even trained immigration officers can make serious mistakes. This highlights how inappropriate it is to demand that untrained landlords become enforcers of government immigration policy,” says RLA Director of Policy David Smith (pictured, right).“Those who cannot easily prove their right to rent with documents landlords are clearly familiar with are finding it increasingly difficult to access the homes they need.“In reality the Right to Rent is creating a hostile environment for those who need, and are legally entitled to, housing in the UK but cannot easily prove it. This is causing needless tension and concern for tenants and landlord.”Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants Right to Rent chai patel June 4, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Right to Rent under threat as charity takes government to court previous nextRegulation & LawRight to Rent under threat as charity takes government to courtJoint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants will this week apply for a judicial review of the contentious policy.Nigel Lewis4th June 20180951 Viewslast_img read more

  • Police Investigating Canada’s Deadliest Mass Shooting

    first_imgThe investigation into a 12-hour shooting spree across the Canadian area of Nova Scotia continues today. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police says 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman dressed up as a cop with a fake police car and started his rampage Saturday night. By the time Wortman was shot and killed by police, at least 17 people were dead, including an officer, in what’s now Canada’s deadliest mass shooting. Mass shooting spree in gun-controlled Canada leaves 17 dead, including mountie https://t.co/W4QuBOEHHX via @BIZPACReview— Dont tread upon (@donttreadupon) April 20, 2020 Police don’t know Wortman’s motive but investigators say it seems clear this wasn’t just a random act.last_img read more

  • Women Get Equal Pay But Not Equal Billing At Wimbledon

    WOMEN’S SHARE OF MATCHESTIME Wimbledon’s scheduling isn’t just a matter of gender equality. It’s also about logistics. The scheduling can backfire on men. They don’t want to have to change courts mid-match or, worse, finish a match on what should be their day off. That’s more likely when they’re playing the second men’s match in a day on a court without lights, since as we’ve seen, men’s matches, on average, are longer than women’s. On three successive days of play this year, the second men’s match on No. 1 Court went five sets and had to be suspended or moved because of darkness.No. 1 Serena Williams and former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki criticized the scheduling in media conferences here. “The women really haven’t gotten the opportunity here to play on the big courts,” Wozniacki said. She pointed out that on most days this year when men and women were both playing, No. 1 Court and Centre Court each had only one women’s match. (Men were less critical: Roger Federer said of the schedulers, “of course, they would try to be fair,” and Gilles Simon said, “I don’t see any big problems about the scheduling.”)Williams and Wozniacki have less to complain about than some of their peers, though: On days when she was competing with men for court time, Williams was on Centre for three of her four matches and on No. 1 for the other one. Wozniacki got one match on each of the two big courts.Yet former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, who has two major titles to Wozniacki’s none, didn’t get on the two biggest courts in any of her first four matches. Neither did Lucie Safarova, the sixth-ranked woman and French Open finalist, in her four singles matches. Serena Williams’s sister Venus Williams, a five-time champ here, played three matches off the big two courts before finally getting to Centre — against Serena.A spokesman for the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, which hosts and runs Wimbledon, declined to comment beyond providing the club’s general position on order of play. “The major marquee players will normally be scheduled on the stadium courts with Centre Court and then No.1 Court seeing the leading names,” the club said in the statement. “This is expected by both the paying public and TV audiences alike.”Without further comment, it’s hard to know how the club determines who the major marquee players are.One factor I thought might have driven the unbalanced scheduling is the high-profile upsets in the women’s tournament, which might have left fewer marquee women available to feature.I checked, and that doesn’t seem to be the case, at least using several possible definitions of “marquee players.” Nine women who’d won Grand Slam titles (with a combined 41 major titles, 13 of them at Wimbledon) competed in singles at Wimbledon, compared with seven men with Grand Slam victories (46 majors, 13 of them at Wimbledon). The women major winners had 27 matches through this Monday. Their male counterparts had just 23 matches. Just 44 percent of these marquee women’s matches made it onto Centre or No. 1 — barely half the proportion of the men’s matches, with 87 percent. Add in former No. 1s and top 10 seeds, and the picture is even worse: The top women made it onto the top two courts 35 percent of the time, while the top men did 74 percent of the time.Simon and other male players have argued that women should get less prize money than men because, according to them, the men’s game is more popular than the women’s. With Wimbledon’s scheduling this year, the women have had half the opportunity to gain an audience and a fan base. Australian Open54%42% French Open4939 Wimbledon3828 U.S. Open5242 LONDON — It wasn’t until 2007 that Wimbledon became the last of the four tennis Grand Slams to award equal prize money to women and men. Women are still waiting on equal playing time in the tournament’s biggest stadiums.At Wimbledon this year, women got just 38 percent of the assignments to Centre Court and No. 1 Court (which is, confusingly, the second-biggest court) through Monday, including just 39 percent on Centre Court. That rate is different from the other Grand Slams. At the most recent editions of the Australian Open, French Open and U.S. Open, schedulers maintained balance between men’s and women’s singles on prime courts, at least by number of matches. At each event, when they were competing with men for prime court assignments, the women got between 49 percent and 54 percent of matches on the top two courts — including at least half the matches on the biggest court.1The gory details for this analysis: Along with Centre Court and No. 1 Court at Wimbledon, I used Rod Laver Arena and Hisense Arena for the Australian Open, Court Philippe Chatrier and Court Suzanne-Lenglen at the French Open, and Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Stadium at the U.S. Open. I only included days in the tournament when both men’s and women’s singles matches were scheduled on more than one court — generally through the fourth round or quarterfinals, until the early or middle part of the second week of the tournament. I didn’t count walkovers. And I counted matches based on which court and day they started on. The websites of the Australian Open, French Open and U.S. Open don’t list total minutes of the match, so I added the minutes for each set. Any slight differences with official stats shouldn’t affect comparisons between men and women. For one French Open match that had no times listed, I estimated time based on the average time each point took in the other women’s singles matches that day.Who gets on which court is up to tournament schedulers. The top players want to play on a Grand Slam’s two main courts, which each have more than 10,000 seats. That’s where the most fans get to watch them and where journalists and broadcasters focus their attention. For the first week and a half or so of each two-week event, organizers must decide how to allocate that valuable real estate to matches from the men’s and women’s singles competitions.Counting matches understates the extent to which men’s tennis has hogged the spotlight at Wimbledon this year. Men’s matches, on average, take longer because men play best-of-five-sets while women play best-of-three at Slams. As a result, women got just 28 percent of match time on the top two courts at Wimbledon, compared with 39 percent to 42 percent at the other three majors. read more

  • Significant Digits For Friday March 25 2016

    0.015 rating pointsThere are close matchups, and then there are close matchups. Tonight’s Notre Dame-Wisconsin tilt belongs in that second category, with the teams separated by just 0.015 points in Ken Pomeroy’s ratings. It’s basically as close to a coin flip as you can get — our prediction model lists the game as exactly 50-50 for both teams. [Kenpom.com]19 percentage pointsIn a Sweet 16 field largely devoid of Cinderella candidates, 10th-seeded Syracuse will have to do. According to the FiveThirtyEight model, they started the tourney with a 1 percent chance of making the Final Four; now that probability is 19 percentage points higher, the biggest gain of any team left standing. [FiveThirtyEight]1995 seasonThe University of Virginia will be looking to make its first Elite 8 appearance since the 1995 tournament when it takes on Iowa State Friday evening. By most measures — including winning percentage, the AP poll and the Simple Rating System — this year’s Cavaliers are better than the 1995 version, but they’ll have to win to prove it — the bracket doesn’t lie. [Sports-Reference.com]3,950 winsNorth Carolina and Indiana are two of the most storied programs in the history of college basketball, having combined for 3,950 victories in 5,728 games since 1901, and they’ll face each other in Friday’s late game. With a 73 percent chance of winning, UNC has the edge to take win No. 3,951, according to our model. [Sports-Reference.com]118 winsThe University of Connecticut women’s basketball team has been completely unstoppable with Breanna Stewart leading the way these past few seasons. They’ve won 118 of their last 119 games — all by double-digits, and all but 18 by 20 or more points. UConn looks to extend their run against Mississippi State Saturday morning. [FiveThirtyEight]If you haven’t already, you really need to sign up for the Significant Digits newsletter — be the first to learn about the numbers behind the news.And if you see a significant digit in the wild, send it to @WaltHickey — or to @Neil_Paine, I guess, if you feel like it. Welcome to Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. Regular host Walt Hickey is still on vacation, and NCAA basketball is still happening. As a result, I’m still here with another all-March Madness SigDig. Enjoy! read more

  • Premier touts better systems for better storm notices

    first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Oct 2015 – Residents were critical over the call not to place the Turks and Caicos more immediately under some kind of warning or watch with Hurricane Joaquin dumping nearly two to three feet of rain, tearing down trees and power poles and forcing a stop to normal activity. It seems the Premier agrees that the time has come to upgrade, but not with a local met office; the nation’s leader believes systems can more easily be improved. “I think more systems because even if you have a met office and you’re not on the ground and with information at your disposal the same thing still occurs, so it is about being vigilant, knowing what is experiencing on the ground. Knowing what’s in the area and making important decisions. Many countries don’t have Met Offices and they do function quite well; Met Offices are indeed elaborate structures, expensive…” Louis Bacon’s Moore Bahamas Foundation Announces Donation To Rotary Club Of The Bahamas For Relief Efforts In The Bahamas Related Items:hurricane joaquin, system notice Recommended for you North to Middle Caicos Causeway behind schedule; residents concerned over Joaquin flooding Atlantic Hurricane Season over; takes 88 lives, costs $590 millionlast_img read more

  • Ministry of Tourism Summer Students Chat with Minister

    first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 13, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of Tourism and Aviation the Hon. Dionisio D’Aguilar chatted with summer students in the Ministry’s Boardroom, July 12, as part of their summer programme orientation.   They will work in various departments of the Ministry for a few weeks, including People to People, Media, Hotel Licensing, and Festival Place.In group photo, Minister D’Aguilar is pictured centre, with Junior Minister of Tourism Michael Wallace next to him.Press Release: BISlast_img read more