Armory Center for the Arts Honors Susan and John Caldwell Tonight

first_img Community 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all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published.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 * Top of the News Subscribe On April 5th, celebrate the historic 25th anniversary of Armory Center for the Arts at the contemporary art center’s Annual Benefit Gala, a fabulous evening birthday bash held at the Armory and honoring Susan and John Caldwell — two remarkable individuals who have championed anniversary of Armory Center for the Arts the Armory’s mission to bring the power of art into the lives of countless children and families throughout the region.The event, featuring cocktails, wine, and a strolling supper by The Kitchen for exploring Foods is being generously underwritten by two anonymous benefactors. 100% of ticket sales and donations from the evening will directly benefit Armory exhibitions and art education programs. To donate or purchase tickets to this special event, visit www.armoryarts.org/25, or call Suzette Stambler at (626) 792-5101 ext. 118.History25 years ago, pure chance brought together a prestigious gallery program and an innovative visual arts education program under one roof. Armory Center for the Arts was born through the work of many  individuals including Elisa Crystal (then­director of Pasadena Art Workshops), Jay Belloli (then­director of Caltech’s recently­closed Baxter Art Gallery), and especially Susan Caldwell (then­president of the Pasadena Art Alliance).The Armory’s roots, though, were planted as far back as 1947 in the education department of the Pasadena Art Museum. Classes there were led by artists whose teaching concepts grew out of the  museum’s exhibitions of modern art — a common practice today, but a revolutionary idea at the time.After the Pasadena Art Museum closed in 1974 (and became the Norton Simon Museum), the art education program was informed by the new leadership that youth art education did not fit into the  vision of Mr. Simon’s “new” museum. The art education department splintered off and became known  as the Pasadena Art Workshops. Without a permanent space for exhibitions, and using professional artists as teachers, the workshops focused on the development of arts programs that presented alternative forms of learning. Gala honoree Susan Caldwell, currently president of the Rowe & Gayle Giesen Trust, recalls the transition:“In 1974, Norton Simon assumed control of the Pasadena Art Museum and closed the children’s education department. Rowe (Giesen) gathered friends together in the abandoned school yard of Lincoln School. We sat on broken benches, amidst dirt, leaves, and shattered glass, and explored how the Trust could be the catalyst for the creation of a new children’s art institution. Rowe had a vision, and the Pasadena Art Workshops was born.”By working in partnerships with schools, libraries, parks, neighborhood groups, community centers and city agencies, the Workshop’s programs brought the arts to new audiences . These types of  community­based collaborations continue to this day.In 1989, the move to a former National Guard Armory in Old Pasadena began when a city­appointed task force charged with identifying underutilized city property reached out to Susan Caldwell at the Pasadena Art Alliance. Susan, along with Jay Belloli (Caltech’s Baxter Art Gallery), met with Pasadena Art Workshops director Elisa Crystal to tour a hulking, dilapidated, pigeon-filled building on Raymond Avenue — which was the home of the somewhat­defunct Pasadena Badminton Club.After negotiations with the City and raising $1 million dollars, The Pasadena Art Workshops renovated the former National Guard Armory, joined forces with the Baxter Art Gallery supporters, moved in, and renamed itself Armory Center for the Arts. With 20,000 square feet, the building provided ample space for art studios, workshops and galleries. The new setting also allowed for the reintroduction of contemporary exhibitions and performances, which in the years since have become an integral part of  the Armory’s programming. The unique floor plan of the Armory encourages ideas to flow freely among  exhibitions, classes, artists, teachers and students.After 13 years in the National Guard Armory building, the Armory began to experience growing pains. In 2002, it underwent a $2.4 million transformation, creating an additional 6,800 square feet of  classroom and studio space for drawing and painting, digital arts and photography. In its first year the Armory welcomed approximately 40,000 visitors. Twenty-five years later, the number of participants and visitors to Armory programs exceeds 100,000 annually.Meet the Honorees: Susan and John CaldwellOver the past 25 years, Susan has championed the Armory’s mission to bring the power of art into the lives of countless children and families in this community – as a board member, board president, a  tireless advocate and fundraiser, a valued mentor, and devoted attendee of the Armory’s many cultural events. A graduate of Pasadena High School and UCLA, Susan taught English at PHS and Westridge  School. Susan is past “Woman of the Year” by the Pasadena YMCA, is a member and advocate for  All Saints Church, and, since 1977, has played a key leadership role in the Pasadena Art Alliance — one of the region’s foremost charitable foundations dedicated fostering appreciation for contemporary art in Southern California by supporting artists, exhibitions, educational programs, and art­-oriented nonprofit institutions.John Caldwell, an accomplished, award-winning furniture designer, understands the deep impact that art and design have on our quality of life and the challenges faced by those pursuing a career in the arts.Caldwell got his first break as a furniture designer in Los Angeles in the 1950s. In the early days, he freelanced for:● Brown Jordan, a company that built steel army cots and Quonset huts during World War II (and then went on to produce high­design modern outdoor furniture by Caldwell)● Walter Lamb, a furniture designer who salvaged bronze tubing from sunken WWII battleships off Hawaii for his pieces● Van­Keppel Green, a legendary design partnership that created the majority of the patio furniture for John Entenza’s Arts and Architecture case study homes.Since selling Brown Jordan his Mai Tai design in 1957 at the age of 19, Caldwell has designed outdoor furniture, office furniture and accessories, umbrellas, lighting, and ceiling fans for markets in the United States, China, Indonesia, and Mexico. He also taught design for twenty years at various southern California colleges including Long Beach State, Pasadena City College, and the Art Center College of Design. Caldwell and his eight employees continue to produce new twenty­first­century designs in his busy South Pasadena studio.Armory 25th Anniversary Benefit Committee MembersAnniversary Benefit Committee: Gale Kohl & Clare Tayback (Benefit Chairs), Jane Abascal, Catherine Arias, Jill Barnes, Jay Belloli, Sally Bickerton, Louise Brinsley, Linda Burrow, Martha Chowning, Carolyn Cutler, Tammy Godley (Board President), Maria Khader­Karp, Stan Kong, Alex Kritselis, Pete Kutzer, Dianne Magee, Denise Mathews, Steve Nowlin, Rebecca Shehee, Joel Thvedt, Jim WattersonHonorary Benefit Committee: Peggy Phelps & Jane Olson (Co­Chairs), Ann Dobson Barrett & Olin Barrett, Claire & Bill Bogaard, Jay Belloli, Elisa Callow, Maureen & Bob Carlson, Miller Fong, Curtis Giesen, Lawrence Giesen, Katharine Harrington, Adelaide Hixon, Walt Milner, Wendy Munger, Tessa & Kenton NelsonPast Board Presidents: Susan Caldwell, Joan Fauvre, Jetty Fong, Stephen A. Kanter, M.D., Harvey Knell, Pete Kutzer, Dianne Magee, Wendy Munger, Joan Palmer, Clare Tayback, Craig Watson, Martha Williams (in memoriam)About the ArmoryArmory Center for the Arts believes that an understanding and appreciation of the arts is essential for a well­rounded human experience and a healthy civic community. Founded in 1989, the Armory builds on the power of art to transform lives and communities through presenting, creating, teaching, and discussing contemporary visual art. The organization’s department of exhibitions mounts over 25 exhibitions and events each year at its main facility and off­site. In addition, the Armory offers studio art classes and a variety of educational outreach programs to more than fifty schools and community sites.Parking is available on the street or in the Marriott garage directly north of the Armory for free for 90 minutes. The Armory is off the Gold Line at Memorial Park – walk one half block east to Raymond and one half block north to the Armory. For more information please visit www.armoryarts.org. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Pirates looking for trade partners

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle (13) sits in the dugout during a baseball game against the New York Mets in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)MIAMI (AP) — For the third straight season, the Pittsburgh Pirates are approaching baseball’s trade deadline as buyers.And they’re finding that they’re not alone. With Wednesday’s deadline inching closer, the Pirates are trying to get someone who can help their already-looking-good odds of making the playoffs — and finishing with a winning record, for that matter — for the first time since 1992. But in Pirates manager Clint Hurdle’s eyes, the second wild-card spot is making plenty of other teams who might have been sellers a couple years ago think that they’re still in the postseason race.“This extra wild-card has really become challenging,” Hurdle said Saturday afternoon in Miami, where his club was facing the Marlins. “As much benefit comes with it, it’s also a time of year where there are some problems that can come from it because you’re not out. The general manager, the team president, somebody’s making a call … that’s a tough position to be in right now.”Hurdle and general manager Neal Huntington were exchanging emails Saturday on a number of topics, and the manager has even ranked a list of targets that the team believes might be available on the trade market.So far, no moves. Then again, the Pirates might not need much, either. They entered Saturday with 60 wins, tied for fourth-most in baseball, and entered the day with a seven-game cushion against falling out of the two NL wild-card spots.“I don’t get caught up in what I think the club needs, because I’ve got players out there that are still playing,” Hurdle said. “It doesn’t make much sense from my perspective to say ‘We need X, Y and Z’ and I’ve got X, Y, and Z out there regardless of the situation. I think after watching 101 games, I think we have a good feel on what we’ve done well, where we’ve been consistent and some areas that we could use some help.”The second wild-card was supposed to bring added intrigue to postseason races, and Marlins manager Mike Redmond thinks it’s working.“You really have five or six, four or five teams in it all the way into September,” Redmond said. “And that creates excitement. That creates excitement maybe for markets that haven’t been successful in the past and that’s good. That’s good for baseball. I think it’s great and it makes teams realize, ‘Hey, you know, we’re not that far out.’”In the American League, Boston and Baltimore entered Saturday as the holders of the two wild-card spots, and there were three teams all within four games of finding their way into that mix. There’s a bit more space in the NL race, where outside of the three division leaders, only Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Arizona are currently over .500.Still, the Pirates probably don’t want to leave much to chance. They made deals in 2011 and again last year, then fell apart both times. They went 18-38 after Aug. 1 in 2011, 20-39 after Aug. 1 a year ago.“We’ve gone the way of the rental player. We’ve gone controllable players,” Hurdle said. “So we’re going to keep our options open and stay involved with discussions, multiple discussions. We could take this thing right down to the wire, from my understanding.last_img read more

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Puget Sound Recovery Caucus Introduces ‘National Orca Protection Month’ Resolution

first_imgFacebook204Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Puget Sound Recovery CaucusTomorrow, June 22, the Puget Sound Recovery Caucus, led by U.S. Representatives Denny Heck (WA-10) and Derek Kilmer (WA-06) will introduce a resolution before the United States Congress declaring June 2018 “National Orca Protection Month,” to honor the iconic endangered whales.The designation spotlights the Southern Resident orca population found in the waters of the Pacific Northwest and draws attention to the extreme danger they are in.“In one year, our Southern Resident orca population has dropped from 78 to 75 orcas, the lowest number in more than 30 years with no signs of healthy orca calves being born,” Heck said.“At this rate, we are at serious risk of no longer having this iconic species as a part of our Pacific Northwest identity. This resolution would affirm that saving orcas is a priority of the Congress and of the United States. I urge my colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass this resolution and recognize in order to save the orcas, we need to save the salmon, and to save the salmon, we must save Puget Sound.”“The Southern Resident population is in peril,” said Kilmer. “Congress must take action now.  This resolution represents our commitment to preserving this iconic species and the role orca play in our region’s identity for future generations.”The Endangered Species Act lists Southern Resident orcas and several Chinook salmon stocks in Washington as endangered.  The Puget Sound Recovery Caucus introduced a resolution to designate June as National Orca Protection Month in 2016 and 2017. Puget Sound is home to 75 Southern Resident orcas in the J, K, and L pods.On April 18, 2018, the Seattle Times reported that Southern Resident orca inbreeding could devastate the population, and on June 17, 2018, the Seattle Times reported another orca death brings the population down to 75, the lowest in 34 years.. A study released on October 11, 2017, found that reduced acoustic disturbance and increased Chinook salmon populations could help the Southern Resident orca population grow by 2.3 percent.Heck and Kilmer are co-founders of the Congressional Puget Sound Recovery Caucus, which seeks to bring greater federal support for Puget Sound clean-up efforts.A draft of the resolution is attached and can be found online.Featured photo credit: Chris Hamiltonlast_img read more

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Pipeline Protest, Clinging Jellyfish, Fish Kill Monitoring

first_img“Now that Gov. Cuomo (of New York) has stated his clear oppositionto this project, it’s now time for a resident of this town and a resident ofMonmouth County to stand up and deny the needed permits for this pipeline,” saidMiddletown Mayor Tony Perry, urging Murphy to reject the project. This essentially choked off the bunker fishes’ oxygen, leading tothe large fish kill, he said. “You had a drop-off of about 30 degrees in the area temperaturethe next day – so what happened then is the algae started to die off,”Heddendorf said. “What happens when those algae die off, the decomposers thatare decomposing then take up all the oxygen in the water leading to very lowdissolved oxygen levels.” People of all ages came out to make signs, sign petitions and listen to local officials and organizers speak against NESE at the rally sponsored by Clean Ocean Action. An interactive map showing the location of reported clinging jellyfish observations can be found at the state DEP’s website, njbeaches.org. The activists, who came from the local area and also New York,fear the installation of the William Transco NESE pipeline extension andcompressor could disrupt the ecology of the Raritan Bay and impact coastalcommunities. “A lot of these families depend on the recreation, as well as someof the industries that go on in the bay,” Cliff Moore, an economic developmentconsultant in the Bayshore towns of Highlands and Keansburg. “The pipelinewould disturb that.” That news was met with some relief by residents gathered at therecent Rally for the Navesink meeting at Bingham Hall. Fish kills can be caused by pollutants, natural causes orenvironmental factors. The DEP’s buoys can detect dissolved oxygen levels,salinity, chlorophyll, temperature and chlorophyll-a. The data will allow theDEP to act sooner if changedlevels in the water are coming from a natural cause like an algae bloom or froman unnatural pollutant which needs to be mitigated, like pesticides, detergentand biotoxins. But stay on guard, Heggendorf advised. This is around the time thedime-sized jellyfish that cling to eel grass make themselves known to humanswith their terribly painful sting. Residents fear the pipeline will negatively affect futuregenerations. Lisa Cordova of Middletown, standing with her daughter Luna andtwo friends, Madison and Scarlett Schreibman, said Murphy must “oppose thispipeline permanently.” She added, “The future of our children rests on it.” In addition to calling and tagging Murphy on social media,protestors signed a banner, petitions and wrote him letters, hoping he will denythe needed permits for this project. RUMSON – Clinging jellyfish have not been seen in the Navesink River since 2016, according to Bill Heddendorf of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The economic toll the pipeline could potentially have on Bayshorecommunities is also a concern.center_img Eight buoys identifiable by a solar panel and orange light will beplaced in the Navesink River in coming days. The buoys are part of an effort bythe DEP to understand the cause of fish kills, like the one in March at RedBank’s Marine Park. CLINGING JELLYFISH Over in Barnegat Bay and Point Pleasant, clinging jellies have shown up, concerning locals and swimmers. Finding the tiny clinging jellyfish in their sea grass habitat can be hard, so the NJDEP has considered obtaining a genome sequencer to help identify where they are gathered. This would allow them to do an environmental DNA analysis simply by analyzing collected water, and, as an additional benefit, determine their species. MIDDLETOWN – More than 60 people concerned about plans to build a controversial pipeline in Raritan Bay gathered at Bayshore Waterfront Park May 31 to send Gov. Phil Murphy a message: Say “No” to NESE. In between speeches, Cindy Zipf, executive director of Clean OceanAction, asked the protestors to call the governor’s office and urge him to sayno to NESE. She asked them to tag Murphy on social media and use the #saynotonesehashtag. BUOYS TO HELP PREDICT FISH KILLS The buoys will allow the DEP to see oxygen levels in real time,before a fish kill occurs, and will be placed in the river in very early springnext year. Heggendorf said the DEP determined the cause of March’s large bunkerfish kill at Marine Park was unusually warm weather which caused a rapid bloom of algae inan area with a large number of bunker fish. Clinging jellyfish can be either of the Mediterranean or Chinesespecies, Heggendorf said. Both species of the clinging jellyfish have beenfound in different parts of New Jersey, but the kind found in the ShrewsburyRiver were of Mediterranean decent and the ones found south in Barnegat Bay andthe south bank of the Metedeconk River in Point Pleasant were of Chinesedescent. By Karyssa D’Agostino Heddendorf explained the buoys cost around $100,000 each and about the same to maintain yearly. The funding comes mostly from the state with some funding coming from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. “A near 32,000-horse-powered fracking gas compressing station isgoing to pollute Central Jersey even more with benzene, formaldehyde, methane,cancer causing chemicals – in an area that already has an ‘F’ grade by theAmerican Lung Association and air quality and ground zero level ozone,” saidJunior Romero of NJ Food and Water Watch. And as of May 30, they’ve not been detected in the ShrewsburyRiver, where they were found more frequently in recent years. last_img read more

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Ten shot lead puts Vikings in control

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsBarring a complete collapse, the Portland State Vikings appear to be heading to the NCAA Regionals.The Vikings, led by sophomore Britney Yada, shot a combined two-round score of 590 to take a 10-stroke lead into Wednesday’s final round of the Big Sky Conference Golf Championship at the Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler, AZ.Portland State, finishing the day with a round of 287, have four of the five players on the team — Yada, Kalyn Dodge, Alexia Brown and L.V. Rogers Bomber grad Lauren Taylor — in the top ten.“They were a little calmer and felt more at ease on the course today (than yesterday),” said Viking Coach Kathleen Takaishi on the university website.“They had a bad day yesterday. That is their first bad day in five or six rounds, so it happens.”After ballooning to a 79 during round one, Taylor, heading out on the course first, set the tone for the rest of the team. The pride of Granite Pointe birdied four holes in a row from the third through the sixth. Taylor finished the front nine at two-under par and the day with a one-over-par 73 on the 6,162-yard, par 72 Ocotillo Golf Resort course.Firing a 4-under-par 68, Yada tops the individual leader board with a four shot lead over Ashli Helstrom of Montana.“I told them we shot our average yesterday (303) and that isn’t a bad thing,” said Takaishi. “They just needed to learn from their mistakes, maybe play holes differently that they struggled on.”The Vikings can wrap up the Big Sky Championship Wednesday when the players take to the course for the final round of the 54-hole tournament.The NCAA West Regional is May [email protected]last_img read more

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What does William Nylander’s deal mean for Timo Meier’s next contract with Sharks?

first_imgSAN JOSE — The first domino is down, setting the stage for a full-on tumble next summer when the deepest class of restricted free agents in NHL history hits the market. Sharks forward Timo Meier is among young stars who could reap the fruits of the trickle-down effect.After months of negotiations, speculation and media hype, William Nylander reached a deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs at the midnight hour Saturday, signing a six-year contract worth $41.77 million to avoid the alternative …last_img

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South Africa’s top female Olympians – part 2

first_img12 August 2016Team South Africa began its Rio Olympics campaign this week, and among the 137athletes competing this year are some of the country’s outstanding female athletes,representing a wide range of sporting disciplines. To celebrate Women’s Month, hereis a look at another five of the best.Linda Motlhalo – footballlinda motlhalo Aiming For RIO 2016 Big For More Go To For More- https://t.co/bXbHLCHtxv pic.twitter.com/uCt2ZtU9Vo—game-on-mag (@MySportMyLife) April 22,2016At 18, Linda Motlhalo is one of Banyana Banyana’s youngest scoring sensationsand while Rio might be her biggest career moment so far, it definitely won’t be thelast. Hailing from Brandvlei, Randfontein’s hotbed of football talent, Motlhalodreams big yet is comfortable at her own pace.The South African Football Association’s Fran Hilton-Smith calls her the futureof women’s football in South Africa. “What stands out about her is her big-matchtemperament,” she told City Press. “From the first time I saw her, Iknew she was going places… Her tactical awareness at her age is very good and Ibelieve she is in good hands with (Banyana coach) Vera Pauw.”Motlhalo has scored three goals in four games in South African colours, and isnot planning on stopping.Janine van Wyk – football#RSA‘ KapitäninJanine van Wyk ist trotz Auftaktpleite gegen #SWE stolz: https://t.co/2Mw4Q1j8Xa pic.twitter.com/jm2NK5n9Ky—FIFA.com auf deutsch (@fifacom_de) August 4,2016Cool-headed veteran Janine van Wyk is leading Banyana at the Rio Olympicsthis year, her second Olympics. As South African football’s most capped footballplayer (male and female), scoring 10 goals as defender in 160 games, she bringsconfident leadership and creative talent to the Rio team.While the prospect of Banyana making it to the next stage of the tournamenthangs in the balance – with losses to Sweden and China, and a gutsy draw againsthosts Brazil – Van Wyk is determined to make sure her teammates enjoy theexperience and, above all, use it to learn for the future.Dominique Scott – athleticsI’m actually here… Dreams DO come true!!! #Olympics #Rio2016 #TeamSA #RSA pic.twitter.com/FOvcgEwc5E—DOM • SCOTT-EFURD (@domscottrunSA) August 5,2016When Dominique Scott begins the 10 000m race on Friday, 12 August, she’ll no doubt be thinking of South African runners who have tackled one of athletics’ more gruelling events before her: most notably Elena Meyer. At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Meyer won South Africa’s first post-isolation medal. Scott was born in 1992.The determined Capetonian has already built a formidable junior career,winning two golds in the 2010 South African junior championships and going on toshow impressive progress as part of her American college team at the University ofArkansas. Before leaving for Rio, she won both the 10 000m and 5 000m finals at the National College Athletics Association Outdoor championships.Michelle Weber – open water marathon swimmingSee theother photos from my Women’sHealth shoot on my site @WomensHealthSA @ArenaSAfrica https://t.co/3bCQs7zv4J pic.twitter.com/GMfIrccumd—Michelle Weber (@michelleweber71) July 26,2016Michelle Weber is the only female swimmer representing South Africa in Riothis year. Her marathon is on Monday, 15 August.Weber, who underwent serious heart surgery three years ago, decided tospecialise in the more paced marathon events in lieu of shorter swims. The changeseems to have worked for her – Weber has won the 5km and 10km events at theSouth African Senior Championships for three consecutive years.Ashleigh Simon – golfSA’s @ash_simoncloses with a 73 @RICOHWomensBrit to grab ashare of 47th on one-over-par 289 pic.twitter.com/a8jcLdh7mr—Sunshine Ladies Tour (@SLadiesTour) July 31,2016Ashleigh Simon shot to fame as one of South Africa’s prodigious young golfingtalents, becoming the youngest player to win the ladies’ South African Amateurtournament, and the first player in over a century to win the ladies’ South AfricanOpen title three times.Since turning professional at the age of 18, Simon has participated in the US and British Opens, and is a regular on the European and American PGA tours, on which she has won six individual tournaments. Simon has also won numerous South Africa tournaments, and represented South Africa at the women’s golf World Cup for four consecutive years.“Rio,” Simon told the Bedfordview and Edenvale community newspaper, “is going to be something different (from the normal professional circuit). Golf is an individual sport and (our doubles) team (with Paula Reto) will have to work together… It is important for golfers on the South African team to have a good short game.”Source: South African Sports Confederation and Olympic CommitteeSouthafrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

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Amla asks Proteas’ senior players to step up for World Cup

first_img16 March 2015The senior players will have an important role to play for the Castle Lager Proteas in their ICC Cricket World Cup quarter-final match against Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday.Opening batsman Hashim Amla says the experienced campaigners in the squad will need to step up in Wednesday’s clash, as the squad looks to achieve what no South African team has done at World Cup events.“There is no doubt that when you get to the knock-out stages you want to be the guy to score the big runs to put the team in a good position,” he said at the squad’s training session held in Blacktown on Sunday. “Everybody in the team, especially the senior guys, want to be the guys to make the big plays for us – with the bat, ball, and in the field.Quarter-final line-upThe quarter-finals line-up was confirmed on Sunday after the West Indies defeated the UAE in Napier and Pakistan beat Ireland in Adelaide on the last day of the pool stage matches.The results mean India has finished on top of Pool B, followed by South Africa, Pakistan and West Indies. On Saturday, Pool A placing were confirmed with New Zealand claiming top spot, followed by Australia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.South Africa will go head to head with Sri Lanka in the first quarter-final in Sydney on Wednesday (18 March), while defending champion India will square off against Bangladesh in Melbourne on Thursday (19 March).Four-time former champion Australia will take on 1992 winner Pakistan in the third quarter-final on Friday (20 March) in Adelaide, and the last quarter-final will be between New Zealand and the West Indies in Wellington on Saturday (21 March).Amla says the squad is motivated to improve on the failures of past World Cups, and will be embracing the expectation of the occasion.‘Winning is important’Winning is “extremely important,” he said. “We are well aware that we haven’t won a knock-out game and that serves as good motivation for the guys to make it a first for South African cricket.”The Proteas will have to curb Sri Lanka’s X-factor players in Kumar Sangakkara and Lasith Malinga, opponents they have faced several times over the past two years.Sri Lanka compete very well at World Cups, Amla said. “They seem to be playing good cricket. Thankfully we have played them in the recent past, both teams know each other well. A one-off game like this will be played with good intensity. It’s going to be a good game.”The Proteas held a lengthy and intense training session on Sunday morning and looked a renewed and focused unit three days out of the encounter.“The guys are raring to go,” Amla said.The Castle Lager Proteas face Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground at 5.30am on Wednesday. The build up for the quarterfinal starts at 4.30am on SuperSport 2, SABC3 & Radio 2000.WORLD CUP MATCHESGroup matches15 February, 3am: South Africa beat Zimbabwe.22 February, 5.30am: India beat South Africa.27 February, 5.30am: South beat West Indies.3 March, 5.30am: South Africa beat Ireland.7 March, 3am: Pakistan beat South Africa.12 March, 3am: South Africa beat United Arab Emirates.Quater-finals18 March, 5.30am: South Africa v Sri Lanka, Sydney Cricket Ground19 March, 5.30am: Bangladesh v India, elbourne Cricket Ground20 March, 5.30am: Australia v Pakistan, Adelaide Oval21 March, 3am: New Zealand v West Indies, Westpac Stadium, WellingtonSemi-finals24 March, 3am: Eden Park, Auckland26 March, 5.30am: Sydney Cricket GroundFinal29 March, 5.30am: Melbourne Cricket GroundSource: Cricket South Africa and ICClast_img read more

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24″ &Gray Long Wavy Lady Fashion Daily Heat Resistant Lace Front Hair Wig, It’s soooooo awesome. I trimmed it because that’s what I wanted

first_imgI am going insane for this hair the closure beats any of the earlier weaves i’ve experienced so comprehensive and bouncy even even though it truly is pin straight 24′ black hair i enjoy this so much. I can use this for a get together or for a regular day it does tangle a little bit at the bottom so maintain a brush with you but it’s so secure would like i experienced occur across this ages ago.Have had this wig for a month or two now and i am so more than the moon with it. It arrived in a nice box with a totally free wig cap, wrapped in a hair web and put in a protective bag through transport. The color that is in the photograph is exactly what you see when you choose it out of its packaging. The hair duration is perfect (some hairs could need to have a slight trim) but that is up to the specific of training course. I like the good quality of the lace, feels like good lace and not the plastic model that is heading all over on some wigs. Wig arrives with two combs to connect to your hair/wig cap but it could do with much more despite the fact that very little a few kirby grips (bobby pins) won’t be able to type. Hair fibre is heat resistant- it curls and straightened seriously simply & nonetheless remained tender and not brittle/straw like. There is a whole lot of hair which is very good for all those who want quantity. General i would give this a five/five star ranking as to me it’s the most effective artificial lace front ‘cosplay’ wig that i have bought to date.Unbelievable wig for the selling price. It was way to long for me individually so i basically slice it quite a bit. But all in all its a good wig especially for how inexpensive it was.Comments from buyers“Loved the hair would buy again, Incredible wig for the price!, Absolutely in love with this wig, Love, love, love, It’s soooooo awesome. I trimmed it because that’s what I wanted , not the best wig”I trimmed it due to the fact that is what i needed. I trimmed it mainly because that is what i wanted but it is really a cozy suit and looks crazy.This is my second time obtaining this wig. I appreciate it so a great deal, the colour and the ombré is tremendous natural and the hair isn’t really majorly shiny. The only slight draw back is that there is lumps at the top rated of the hair, bt very little a little bit of heat will not type out.Good value and wonderful shipping and delivery.I recommend this wig for very first timers like myself. This was these a fantastic alternative for my initially wig, truly pleased with how it looks and how gentle it is, my only concern is that the black appears to be a bit fake compared to the grey but you can generally include some powder to get rid of the glow. It also states that its heat resistant so i experimented with curling it but failed, so i wasnt pleased about that considering the fact that i believed this wig would appear beautiful if it was curly. But general this wig is enjoyment and comfortable to put on and pleasurable to go out in.I suggest this wig for any to start with timers like myself.It is nicely well worth every penny. The finishes do get a bit knotted so keep a brush with you as prior critiques condition, i dress in mine in all places and people today normally believe it really is my true hair. I like to shade the line of the wig that’s against my forehead with black eyeshadow to make it seem like i have little black infant hairs as my hair is brown and it minimises it showing. I also mix in some concealer on the parting so it matches my skin colour. I will absolutely be shopping for a lot more wigs from this seller.Terrific wig specifically for the value, stays on incredibly, looks sensible if you put the effort and hard work into it, i lower layers into mine and plucked some hair and hid the hair line to my normal colour.Loved the hair would acquire again. Cherished the hair would buy all over again. I am asking yourself when it will it be again in stock.Could 100% move this as true hair. Does get very heat and slips again a minimal bit but nothing at all too main. Pretty fantastic excellent for the selling price.So joyful with how this turned out. The hair feels amazing and arrived quicker than expected. Ready to blend it properly with mine. My only criticism is that it is a little bit smaller won’t in good shape all over my head entirely but that could possibly be since i have thick hair myself.It can be instead long so i finished up reducing mine as it tangled a minimal on the finishes but would definitely acquire additional from this seller.Acquired this wig within just approximated time frame, at initial i did not assume it was the wig it was so hefty, super thick and we will blended just like the photograph. No issue how you element it, you have the black roots through and section is tremendous practical. I wore this to a pageant follow day and even near up, the other contestants thought it was my hair. Awesome price for revenue, would spend a good deal far more for this. The only way this could be better was if it have been human hair but obviously i know that’s not almost attainable for this cost x.I was iffy with it when it came curly but when i straightened it oh my god, it is the very best wig i have. (i have a good several) it truly is so lovely and silky, any tangles brush out immediately and has no indicators of top quality loss.Certainly in adore with this wig. Totally in adore with this wig. I use it for drag all the time and i get hundreds of compliments for it.Appears to be beautiful, worth the value, excellent top quality, would advise. I’d also recommend straightening it and incorporating talcum powder to make it search much more reasonable.Excellent bodyweight , modern and i get so a lot of compliments definetly will b getting all over again.Colours was excellent as witnessed in the photo upset on the hair line and the thiness 🙁 wont be buying yet again.Acquired this for my daughter – she completely loves it and it seems to be incredible – outstanding value for revenue.last_img read more

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Layar Augmented Reality Browser Now World Wide on Android, iPhone is Next

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Layar, the jaw-dropping Dutch Augmented Reality browser we wrote about earlier this summer, announced today that it is now available worldwide on Android handsets. Hundreds of new data layers are available to view on top of your phone’s camera viewer, from Wikipedia entries when you’re looking at geographic points of interest to Trulia real estate listings that are viewable when you point your phone at homes for sale.Trulia says it only took about 3 hours to build its layer on the Layar data set, something that’s very promising for the future of the platform. The program is now coming preinstalled on the Samsung Galaxy (i7500) in the Netherlands, and the company says the iPhone 3GS will be next. Other developers have reported that they expect the iPhone to offer official support for Augmented Reality apps as soon as next month.Of all the Augmented Reality apps we’ve seen so far, though, Layar is the most exciting because it’s a platform. We look forward to seeing if the user experience can come close to matching the huge amount of hype this medium is getting. The possibilities are many; New York new media agency SoundWalk is developing a mixed-reality fiction data set for Layar, for example, where users will be able to listen to a story tied to physical locations around their cities and navigate through the story by walking down the street and viewing the places they visit through their phones. Location-based social network Brightkite has already launched a layer that lets you view location check-ins, photos and messages left by your friends in the places you view through your phone. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatrick Layar announced today that it has shared API keys with 100 layer developers. We hope that API access will be open in the future and that Augmented Reality layers will not be subject to the company’s approval and vetting relative to its existing commercial partnerships. As one proprietary AR browser launches, it’s not hard to see a future in which an Open Source competitor plays like Firefox in this space as well. Time will tell which direction Layar goes.last_img read more

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