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Rose Queen Tryouts Start This Saturday

first_img Make a comment Business News Herbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty 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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 4 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 More Cool Stuff Tryouts in the search for the next Tournament of Roses Queen and her Royal Court begin this Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at the Tournament House, 391 South Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, as the city begins preparations for the annual New Year’s Day Rose Parade.Another tryout follows on Tuesday, September 15th, at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.As many as 1,000 Pasadena-area young women enter the search each year and interview for the opportunity to represent their communities, schools, the Tournament of Roses and the City of Pasadena as ambassadors – making as many as 100 appearances before New Year’s Day.Seven young women will be named to the 2016 Royal Court by next month. Of the seven, one will be named and crowned the 98th Rose Queen on October 22, 2015.The 2016 Rose Queen and Royal Court will reign over the 127th Rose Parade and attend the 102nd Rose Tournament of Roses Parade Tryouts Start This Saturday Bowl Game on January 1, 2016.To be eligible for the 2015-2016 Royal Court, a candidate must be an unmarried female resident of the Pasadena Area Community College District and should be able to provide verification of residence. She should be a senior in high school or enrolled as a full-time student – with a minimum of 12 units – in any accredited school or college in the Pasadena Area Community College District.She must possess at least a 2.0 or C cumulative, non-weighted grade point average and must be able to provide proof of the grade.A candidate should be at least 17 years old by December 31st, 2015 and not more than 21 years old before January 5th, 2016, with no children. She should also complete an official contestant’s application and participate in one of the initial interview sessions.After the initial interview sessions, approximately 250 participants will be invited back for a second round of interviews. From that group, about 75 young women will be asked to participate in the third round of interviews. On September 30, approximately 25 of the candidates will be announced as finalists.The seven-member Royal Court will be announced on October 5 at Tournament House. The announcement and coronation of the Rose Queen is scheduled for the evening of October 22 at the Pasadena Convention Center. KTLA’s Rose Parade host and television personality, Stephanie Edwards, will emcee the event.All individuals who participate in the initial interview sessions will receive two tickets to attend the Royal Ball, a semi-formal dance hosted by the Tournament of Roses at the Pasadena Convention Center on September 18.Participants can pre-register online by submitting an application at http://bit.ly/1G2cpJQ.For more information about the events related to the Tournament of Roses, visit www.tournamentofroses.com. Community News Rose Queen Tryouts Start This Saturday From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | 2:57 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Subscribe Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Idealab, Venerable and Formidable Pasadena Tech Startup Incubator, Partners to Launch New York Operation

first_img Subscribe Make a comment 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 * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 8 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Idealab, Venerable and Formidable Pasadena Tech Startup Incubator, Partners to Launch New York Operation STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 7:47 pm Business Newscenter_img Top of the News Pasadena-based technology incubator Idealab has opened a New York office through a partnership with The Trillions Co., a breakthrough social innovation seed-stage investment company.The Pasadena company on Tuesday said Idealab New York will be a startup studio that creates and launches startups in food, education, media, and manufacturing.The new studio will be based at Trillions’ existing 10-acre campus in Rhinebeck, N.Y., ideally located in the middle of the New-York-City-to-Albany Hudson Valley corridor. It will collaborate with a number of public-private partnerships and large industry partners to sponsor and co-create startups.“Idealab New York will leverage our unique approach to generating durable startups and resilient founders and we’re excited to launch and begin collaborating with entrepreneurs who will generate meaningful change,” said Jonathan Cohen, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of The Trillions Co., who’s now Chairman and CEO of Idealab New York. “With that as our mission, Bill Gross is the best entrepreneur in the world with whom we could hope to partner.”Pasadenan Bill Gross is the Founder and Chairman of Idealab, who has also joined the new Idealab New York board.As part of the new entity, The Trillions Co. is merging its Studio of Trillions portfolio into Idealab New York, according to the statement.“I believe that entrepreneurship unlocks human potential to solve big problems in the world,” Gross said. “Since there is so much human capital in New York, we are thrilled to partner with Trillions to launch Idealab New York and create important and impactful companies together. What Trillions has already created in such a short period of time is extremely impressive, and we are so excited to imagine the new companies which Idealab New York will create going forward!”Allen Morgan, a storied investor with 40 years of investing in successful Silicon Valley startups and a member of the Idealab board of directors, will join the Idealab New York board as Vice Chairman.Other major stakeholders in Idealab New York include Tony Robbins, a world-renowned peak performance strategist, and Peter Guber, CEO of Mandalay Entertainment and owner of the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Dodgers; Guber is also a New York Times bestselling author.The new studio launched Tuesday, the statement said.For more information, visit www.idealabnewyork.com. HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Housing Market Weathering Ongoing Headwinds

first_img Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Delinquency Rates Nationwide U.S. Housing Market 2016-06-28 Brian Honea The national U.S. housing market is sustainable, despite slower-than-expected household formations and the slowdown in energy sector jobs, according to the latest Health of Housing Markets report from Nationwide Insurance.Much of the reason for the optimism lies in the fact that delinquency rates are down nearly across the board and are zeroing in on pre-bust levels, Nationwide reported.  Though the report did not cite specific numbers, graphics indicate heartily decreasing delinquency rates in almost all markets eat of the Mississippi, with notable declines in the Northeast and Florida.Steady declines in delinquency in the western half of the U.S. were also generally good, though delinquency rates were on the rise in that far southwestern ends of Arizona and California.Regionally, however, the housing markets in the vast majority of metropolitan statistical areas were deemed sustainable, suggesting that most local housing markets are unlikely to see declines in the near term.  Job and mortgage market conditions steadily improved as well, helping to boost housing sustainability in much of the country, the report stated.”We are seeing positive signals for homeowners, as well as local economies, in most metro areas.”David Berson, SVP and Chief Economist, NationwideHowever, there are some job concerns. Energy sector slowdowns are weighing on job growth and housing sustainability for a number of metros in energy-intensive areas, especially in North Dakota, Wyoming, and Texas. Nationwide’s assessment matches very closely to stats released by Arch Mortgage Insurance Tuesday that housing markets in these areas are at higher risk for seeing price declines over the next two years.Overall, though, the health of the U.S. market remained steady at just north of 100 on Nationwide’s index. The current value of 104.3 is the lowest level in two years, but an index value over 100 suggests “that the national housing market is healthy, with lower chances of a housing downturn over the next year as the index moves increasingly above the 100 break-even value,” the report stated.”We are seeing positive signals for homeowners, as well as local economies, in most metro areas,” said David Berson, Nationwide’s senior vice president and chief economist. “The drop in serious mortgage delinquency rates supports sustainable home price gains and housing activity. The more sustainable housing markets should allow for positive feedback loops in local economies, with strengthening job and income gains for residential real estate agents, mortgage bankers and home improvement workers.” Home / Daily Dose / Housing Market Weathering Ongoing Headwinds Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing.  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago tweet Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morgan Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Housing Market Weathering Ongoing Headwinds June 28, 2016 1,652 Views Previous: Millions of Boomers Prefer to Rent Next: Demand Retreats Despite Stronger Fundamental Drivers Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Delinquency Rates Nationwide U.S. Housing Marketlast_img read more

Wisconsin hopes for better end to 2009-10

first_imgJunior guard Alyssa Karel and the Wisconsin Badgers will look to avoid another late-season collapse after a strong start to the Big Ten season.[/media-credit]Now that everyone’s finally grown accustomed to dating their checks 2010 instead of 2009, it’s a good time to peer back a calendar year and evaluate, for, as George Santayana famously said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”And if the clock is flipped back to January 2009 for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team, one will discover an identical 13-4 mark heading into the team’s 18th game and the heart of Big Ten conference play.One also will discover that at that juncture in the ’08-’09 season, the team began a slide that saw them lose eight of their next 10 contests, including a five-game losing streak that essentially dashed any NCAA tournament hopes.So, considering this time around’s the cast of characters — with five returning starters, only two lost letterwinners and just three freshmen — is mostly the same, how does the team prevent duplicating the ’09 mid-January slump?“We have a different mentality this year,” Rae Lin D’Alie, the team’s senior point guard and leader in assists and steals, said. “This year, we understand what needs to be done to win. And we knew it last year, but this year we understand it — it’s a totally different thing.“You can know a lot of things but when you really understand them, it’s a different story because you’re willing to put in the work; you’re willing to put in what needs to be done in order to get those wins.”“[Last year’s collapse] has come up in conversations, but I think this year we just need to be more mentally tough,” Teah Gant, D’Alie’s lone fellow senior and a team tri-captain, said. “I think that’s what we lacked last year is we’d get through an hour of practice and be mentally drained and not into it. So that’s definitely one thing we’ve been focusing on this year.”Although the squad has produced a similar start to both of the past two seasons, the differences in how the 13-4 records were reached are crucial.Statistically speaking, head coach Lisa Stone’s team has gotten better across the board by shooting the ball better at the free throw line, from distance and from the field; rebounding at a higher rate; and, most importantly, improving in scoring and scoring defense.Moreover, the 2009 team did not feature freshman sensation Taylor Wurtz, who is fifth on the team in scoring and fourth in rebounding.While the majority of the current roster was around to experience last year’s travails and learn from them, the team would do well to focus last year’s slide, if only to remind them of the rigors of Big Ten play.“It’s just a totally different season,” Gant said. “Everyone wants to be at the top of their league and end their season on a good note and get into the NCAA tournament, so that becomes more of a focus as it comes down to conference play.“It’s just a lot more physical, a lot more mental. … In the beginning of the season, everybody’s really excited to play and get some games under their belts, but when it gets down toward the end, it comes down to the mental aspect and just staying focused the entire time.”It also is notable that with five road tests remaining before the team enters tournament play, , last year’s team limped to a 1-8 road conference mark. Thus far, three of the Badgers’ four losses have occurred away from the Kohl Center’s friendly confines.“Everybody would much rather play at home,” D’Alie said. “For us, though, we get caught up in that sometimes. We get caught up in who’s winning what and what’s our record and what’s our record on the road — where we’re best when we just play basketball, when we just play together.“I think the more we can take the focus off that and the more we can focus on ourselves and reaching our max potential then [the rest] will just fall right in.”And the rest will be history — whether or not a repeat is up to them.last_img read more

Experts talk about state of election

first_imgPolitical experts discussed messaging in the presidential campaigns and upcoming events in the next nine weeks of the general election at the first installment of the “Road to the White House 2012: Politics, Media and Technology” series.College Democrats President Aaron Taxy and College Republicans President Madeline Lansky moderated a discussion with Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, Raphael Bostic, director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance and Public Enterprise and Roberto Suro, a faculty fellow at the Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy.Expert takes · Annenberg Faculty Fellow Roberto Suro, left, and Director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance and Public Enterprise Raphael Bostic discussed the future of the general election campaign at Wednesday’s panel. – Priyanka Patel | Daily TrojanThe weekly panels aim to provide an opportunity to listen to and take part in a discussion on topics ranging from domestic policy to the effects of swing voters.They are sponsored by the Unruh Institute of Politics, the Bedrosian Center on Governance and Public Enterprise and the Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy.Panelists analyzed and speculated the effects of last week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. this week. Suro said that, at this point, any incident could tip the election.“In this close of a race, any external event could produce a breakout moment for the other candidate,” Suro said.The event also touched upon how both the Obama and Romney campaigns will define the futures of their respective parties.“For all sorts of reasons in a multimedia era, it’s a lot harder for candidates to put a stamp on their party,” Schnur said. “I don’t know if there will be a Romney republicanism or an Obama democratism.”The first half hour of the discussion began with the student moderators posing questions to the panelists. During the second half of the panel, the audience was given the chance to question the experts directly.Students, including Nathaniel Haas, a freshman majoring in political science, posed questions to the panel. Haas said the discussion gave college students the opportunity to stay updated on important national events.“It’s hard to stay informed in college, so events like this are really helpful in allowing students to stay informed about issues that are important to us, like the presidential election,” Haas said.After the panel, Taxy said that the principal aim of the series is to foster a non-partisan conversation rather than a debate.“It is part of the atmosphere that the Trojan Family fosters,” Taxy said. “At USC, we like to have a conversation and learn something from someone who might disagree with us.”Lansky wrote in an email there are few opportunities for college students to express their views in a non-partisan way besides outlets like this series.“It’s nice to take a break from the biased discussions that revolve around politics and hear non-partisan, analytical perspectives,” Lansky wrote.The subject of next Wednesday’s panel is “The Key Issues: Jobs, Healthcare and Medicare —What Will Decide the Election?” It will run from noon to 1 p.m. in Ronald Tutor Campus Center 227.last_img read more