first_img 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 More Cool Stuff Heart Heroes and cardiac arrest survivors come together to promote heart health and encourage others to learn the lifesaving skill of CPR. This year’s Union Bank and the American Heart Association’s Western States Division’s float is called “Keep the Beat Alive.” The Float celebrates youth who saved lives through CPR, cardiac arrest survivors and the passage of a new California law that will provide lifesaving CPR training to thousands of high school students each year.A lot of people think that CPR is too hard to learn or something that they can’t do,” said Madi Giese, who learned CPR through the Junior Lifeguard Program, and used her skills to save a girl who had collapsed on the tennis court. “No matter how old or how young you are – you can do something to save a life.”The 14,000 pound float includes a heart-shaped DJ booth where Ilisa Juried, a Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/dancer/actor, will appear. Her original song has a rhythm of 100 beats per minute – the recommended compression rate for CPR administration – and local high school students will perform a specially choreographed dance along the parade route.“I think it’s important for people to know that [CPR] doesn’t have to be mouth-to-mouth, hands only CPR can save lives,” said Juried who survived cardiac arrest at age 18 because a bystander administered CPR.According to the American Heart Association, approximately 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed immediately and effectively, can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.“We couldn’t be more thrilled to join with the American Heart Association to help celebrate the thousands of lifesavers the new hands-only CPR training in high schools will create in communities throughout California,” said Pierre P. Habis, head of Union Bank Consumer Banking and Enterprise Marketing.The 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda will take place on January 2, 2017 in Pasadena. This year’s theme, “Echoes of Success,” celebrates individuals, organizations and institutions that help others achieve success. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News 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. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods’ Ex Wife Found A New Love PartnerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Photo Gallery ‘Keep The Beat Alive’ with The American Heart Association’s 2017 Rose Parade Float Story and Photography by VERONICA AN Published on Thursday, December 29, 2016 | 1:07 pm Subscribe Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more


first_imgB&H tennis player Damir Džumhur continued his fantastic series at the Australian Open. In the first round of the tournament, he defeated Czech Jan Hajek with 3:0 in sets.After great success and placement in a major tournament at the Australian Open, Džumhur continued and celebrated another win without having lost a set against the better ranked on the ATP list. Hajek took 103rd place on the list of the best tennis players.The B&H player won in the first set with 6:4, and the next two with 6:2 and 6:1. In the second round of the first Grand Slam season, the public in Australia will have the chance to watch a match of two tennis players from our country. Džumhur’s opponent will be Ivan Dodig from Međugorje, who plays for Croatia. Dodig is currently the 34th player in the world, and in the first round he beat Ivo Karlović from Croatia with 3:0.By entering the second round of the Australian Open, Džumhur secured for himself 50.000 dollars and 45 points on the ATP list.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more


first_imgAfter going winless to open the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season and having their coach suspended, most experts may have written off the Castlegar Rebels until the franchise could stabilize the ship.However, the Sunflower City squad jumped right back into the Murdoch Division picture by posting a pair of wins over rivals Beaver Valley and Nelson.Saturday, the Rebels found just enough scoring to go with an impressive performance by netminder Jason Maihiot to edge the Leafs 3-2 in KIJHL action at the Castlegar Arena Complex.“I feel the score really didn’t reflect the outcome,” Leaf coach Sean Dooley said when asked about the loss.“We had a couple of bad breaks on some odd-man rushes which seem to what happen during the last half of Friday’s game against Spokane. We were so puck-focused and worried about offence that we seemed to stray away from defensive-side of our game.”Castlegar scored single markers by Daniel Petten and Logan Styler in the opening two periods to take a 2-0 advantage into the third period.Nelson winger Sam Weber cut the lead in half midway through the final period to give the Leafs some life.However, Everett Hicks restored the lead before the Leafs made a final push at the end of the game.Dale Howell made the game interesting by scoring with just over a minute remaining in the game. “We made a push at the end and almost squeezed out a couple of goals, but give it to Castlegar . . .  they came to play and they were the better team last night.”Nelson outshot the Rebels 15-6 in the final period for a 37-29 advantage in the game.The win by Castlegar allows the Rebels to move into a two-way tie for second in the Murdoch Division, a point behind front-running Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Which proves two weeks into the season that no one is going to run away with the division right out of the gates.“Looking at our division, all the teams look like the did a good job in the offseason recruiting and finding players,” Dooley explained. “So trying to gauge the teams, I find no one is a clear leader at this point.”“But it’s still early, and a lot of teams, including us, are still setting their lineup so it really comes down to the second half of the season when the rosters freeze,” Dooley added.After two weeks, Dooley said the roster is healthy no major injuries.Instead, the coaching staff is moving players in and out of the lineup to find the right fit this early in the season.Nelson gets another shot at the Rebels when the Leafs play host to the Sunflower City squad Friday at the 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Saturday, Nelson travels to Fruitvale to meet the Nitehawks.The Leafs travel to Grand Forks to face the Border Bruins Sunday at 2 p.m.BLUELINES: Leaf coach Mario DiBella missed both games this weekend having to travel out of town due to business. . . . Sawyer Hunt continues to lead the Leafs in scoring with five points. Three players — Kolten Nelson, Sam Weber and Dale Howell — have four points. Drew Carter of Princeton Posse and Mason Jones of Spokane Braves lead the KIJHL in scoring with 11 points. . . .Leaf coach Sean Dooley was pleased with the first game of the season by netminder Ben Kelsch Saturday in Castlegar. Dooley said Kelsch could not be faulted on the goals he surrendered. . . .Nelson Leaf players were out in full force Sunday participating or helping with the Terry Fox Run in Nelson.last_img read more


first_imgIt’s no surprise that Calabar High and Edwin Allen High held on to their team titles at the recently held ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships. Both schools used great depth as a launch pad to victory at the March 15 to 19 championships. However, Kingston College and Hydel High, the respective runners-up, both have reasons for optimism.Led by coach Michael Clarke’s magnificent crew of Class 2 sprinters, Calabar increased their winning margin from 16.5 points last year to 27.5 this year. Christopher Taylor, Dejour Russell, Michael Stephens and Brandon Health chipped in with one-two finishes in the 100, 200 and 400 metres and one-three in the hurdles to lead the green-and-blacks to score 118 points in Class 2.outgoing seniorThose same boys gathered a Champs all-classes record of 116 when they were in Class 3.Even though Calabar were predictably modest in Class 3, one-two results in the 110 hurdles, led by outgoing senior Seanie Selvin and Kyle Mitchell in the shot, the Class 1 team added 88 points. The corresponding numbers for KC are 50 and 46.In part, because of illness to Kevroy Venson, Calabar managed only 38.5 points in Class 3. Venson, the favourite for both the 800 and 1500 metres, was eliminated in the first round of the shorter event, but recovered to win the longer event.The 2015 Calabar Class 3 unit took 35 points home.That’s the bright side for Kingston College and Jamaica College and any others who entertain hopes of winning anytime soon. The repeated absence of a high point Class 3 squad suggests that Calabar won’t be able to replace Taylor and company when they go up to Class 1 next year.Still Kingston College have much to work on with a meagre seven-point haul from the throws – a key area for attention. With Zico Campbell joining 2015 double Class 2 champion Rasheeda Downer in Class 1, the purples should be fortified.Not even the triple disaster of a lane violation for Class 1 200m prospect Patrice Moody, an injury-hit campaign for captain Shellece Clarke, and a baton drop for the Class 4 4x100m favourites could stop the Michael Dyke-coached Edwin Allen team. Clarke lost her sprint-win streak to Kimone Shaw of St Jago, who burned the Class 2 100m record to 11.40 seconds, but that was just one battle. Edwin Allen retained the big prize by scoring almost as freely as predicted. The champion school’s gold-medal winners included sprinters like Moody, who recovered to take the Class 1 100m, and Kevona Davis, who won both the 100m and 200m in Class 3, to Cemore Donald, who copped the 800/1500 Class 3 double to steeplechase champion Teresha Jacobs.possible challengerAnna Ashley continued her phenomenal Champs career with twin wins in the Class 2 high and long jumps.The best of all of those gold medals went to Shannon Kalawan, who flitted through the 400 metre hurdles in 56.41 seconds, the second fastest time in Champs history.Only 61 points of Edwin Allen’s 337.5 total were won in Class 1.Nevertheless, Hydel have emerged as a possible challenger in the future. Attention has clearly been paid to the middle and long distances and has added to Hydel’s core areas of sprints, jumps and hurdles. Coached by Corey Bennett, Hydel amassed 263 points.That’s a Hydel scoring record. Coach Bennett will lose reliable Samara Spencer, the Class 1 long and triple jump winner, to graduation after a fine Champs career, but he and his team have found a winning formula. Time will tell if it is quite enough to close in on Edwin Allen at Boys and Girls’ Championships 2017.For now, it’s time for Calabar and Edwin Allen to celebrate.• HUBERT LAWRENCE has attended Champs since 1980.last_img read more


first_imgThis guy is one of the best centers in the game — when healthy. Can he return to form in time for the playoffs?Check out the links to all our previous ‘Game Face’ profiles below.DeMarcus CousinsContract: 1-year / $5.2 millionOutlook: Cousins was one of the league’s premier big men last year, averaging 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists. Cousins’ performance, combined with his partnership with Anthony Davis in New Orleans, all but secured his first career appearance in the …last_img


first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Countryside contact sheet (1.6MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Free State province: Rainbow and electricity pylons across farmland. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Free State province:Pimped mini outside the local panel-beaters in the town of Philippolis. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Free State province: The town of Philippolis. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Free State province: The church in the town of Philippolis. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Free State province: The church in the town of Philippolis. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Free State province: The town of Philippolis. Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Outside Qunu, Eastern Cape province: Cattle graze in the fields below the Nelson Mandela Museum. They are watched by Vuyani Sidubule, dressed to show he is currently undergoing his manhood initiation. Mandela grew up and went to school in the village of Qunu. This land still belongs to the Mandela clan. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Qunu, Eastern Cape province: Cattle graze in fields outside the village. Nelson Mandela Mandela grew up and went to school in Qunu. This land still belongs to the Mandela clan. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Outside Qunu, Eastern Cape Province: Cattle graze in the fields below the NelsonMandela Museum. They are watched by Vuyani Sidubule, dressed to show he is currently undergoing his manhood initiation. Mandela grew up and went to school in the village of Qunu. This land still belongs to the Mandela clan. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image COUNTRYSIDE 20: {loadposition cs}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As the cattle herds expand across the U.S. and the poultry and pork markets recover from disease setbacks, the demand for animal protein continues to be strong domestically. Recently, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked about the outlook for the meat sector with Will Sawyer from Rabo AgriFinance.last_img


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Crop conditions varied widely across the state, due to delays in planting, replanting, and emergence issues throughout the 2017 season, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Heavy rains along with cold temperatures at the beginning of the season hindered the drying of fields and caused the need for significant replanting. Dryer conditions in June brought opportunities to dry out fields to resume planting and other field activities. The dry weather continued allowing growers to catch up on replanting, apply fertilizer and cut hay. Excessive moisture throughout July created concerns in crop progress. August brought cooler drier conditions which helped stabilize crops.Ohio’s 2017 average corn yield was 177 bushels per acre, a new State record, up 18 bushels from last year. Producers harvested 3.13 million acres, compared to 3.30 million acres in 2016. Total State production of corn for grain was 554 million bushels, up 6 percent from the 2016 production of 525 million bushels. Acreage harvested for silage was 220,000 acres, an increase of 10,000 acres from 2016. The average silage yield increased by 4.5 tons from 2016 to 20 tons per acre. The Ohio corn harvest progressed slightly behind 2016 throughout the fall and was near completion by the end of November.Ohio’s average soybean yield for 2017 was estimated at 49.5 bushels per acre. The estimate is down 5 bushels per acre from the 2016 yield. Ohio producers planted 5.10 million acres and harvested 5.09 million acres. Planted and harvested acreage both increased by 250,000 acres from 2016. Soybean production is down 5 percent from 2016 to 252 million bushels.Alfalfa yields for Ohio averaged 3.20 tons per acre while all other hay averaged 2.10 tons per acre same as last year. Total hay production was 2.57 million tons.U.S. Corn for grain production is estimated at 14.6 billion bushels, down 4 percent from the 2016 estimate. The average yield in the United States is estimated at a record 176.6 bushels per acre, 2.0 bushels above the 2016 average yield of 174.6 bushels per acre. Area harvested for grain was estimated at 82.7 million acres, down 5 percent from the 2016 estimate.U.S. Soybean production in 2017 totaled a record 4.39 billion bushels, up 2 percent from 2016. The average yield per acre was estimated at 49.1 bushels, 2.9 bushels below the record yield in 2016. Harvested area was up 8 percent from 2016 to a record high 89.5 million acres.See the full report herelast_img read more


first_imgPhoto: Primary school aged children enjoy a game of silent touch football as part of the Silent Sport Challenge. (ABC News: Mark Moore) Touch Football Australia CEO Colm Maguire said one in six Australians dealt with a hearing impairment.”It is unusual because of that lack of communication that is verbal, more looking at each other, having to utilise different ways of communicating,” he said about the game.Mr Maguire said there was no barrier to participation whether players were hearing impaired or not. By Adrienne Francis (Courtesy of ABC)Photo: Chloe Nash says the only thing that you are doing differently is communicating differently. (ABC News: Adrienne Francis) Check out the TFA video below, demonstrating there are no barriers to participate in Touch Football. Related Links2016 Silent Sports Challenge A unique game of touch football is closing the divide between the hearing and silent worlds. The Silent Sport Challenge began in 2011 and gives those with hearing the chance to experience what it is like to play the game without sound.Players wear ear plugs and instead of communicating with whistles and referees use flags to signal players.Twenty-nine-year-old Canberra woman Chloe Nash, who was born with profound deafness, has been playing touch since she was nine.”The only thing that you are doing differently is communicating differently and that you just need to break through other peoples prejudices, other peoples barriers that they are creating for you,” Ms Nash said.Ms Nash wants hearing health and wellbeing listed as one of the 10 national health priorities to attract and allocate funding to improve access to childhood Auslan education, increase availability of interpreters, improve captioning services and target specialised mental health and aged care.”It is not just Canberra, although we are in dire need. It is all over Australia,” she said.”Deaf people suffer from isolation and that impacts on their mental health.”Long-term exposure to excessive noise means the number of Australians who are deaf, hearing impaired or hard of hearing is continuing to increase.Game raises awareness of disability that affects millionslast_img read more