Hillsides Gala Raises $408,000 for Children and Families

first_imgGiving Back Hillsides Gala Raises $408,000 for Children and Families From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | 3:50 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. 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 Business News Hillsides raised $408,000 at its annual gala, Symphony of Dreams, held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday night, February 27, 2016. A crowd of more than 400 guests enjoyed an evening of top musical performances, a spirited live auction hosted by NBC4 Southern California Weathercaster Fritz Coleman, and an emotional testimonial by a Hillsides client, 2016 Rose Princess Donaly Marquez.We’d like to thank everyone who supported Symphony of Dreams, which is Hillsides largest fundraiser of the year,” said Hillsides Chief Executive Officer Joseph M. Costa. “The funds will be used to help the more than 6,200 children and families we serve throughout Los Angeles County.”The gala kicked off with a performance by the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Young Men’s Ensemble, who serenaded guests as they entered the hall. As dinner started, 2015 “American Idol” Top 4 Finalist Rayvon Owen warmed up the crowd with a spirited rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground,” and later performed an original song about the redeeming power of love, “Rescue.”The emotional high point of the evening was the speech by Rose Princess Marquez. She told of a harrowing childhood spent on the streets with an abusive mother before she and her siblings were adopted. In high school, when her traumatic past began to catch up to her, she reached out to Hillsides for counseling.Marquez credits her Hillsides therapist with giving her the courage to try out for the Tournament of Roses Royal Court, calling the therapist her mentor and inspiration. “I truly believe Hillsides has not only opened up doors for me, but has also assisted me in trying to find myself in the midst of everything else,” she said.During the evening, guests also had a chance to bid on 11 packages during the live auction emceed by Coleman.Symphony of Dreams was chaired by Dr. Annette Ermshar, a Pasadena-based clinical psychologist who is active in the local music community and who added many unique musical elements to the event.Sponsors of the gala included Avery Dennison, Beth Gertmenian, Bolton & Company, Don and Sally Clark, Kaiser Permanente, Kim and Rob Shepherd, Linda and Stephen Gill, Paul Rusnak/Rusnak Auto Group, Sherm and Marge Telleen, The Havner Family Foundation, The Swanton Family Foundation, The Walt Disney Company, and Western Asset Management. The gorgeous flower arrangements for the evening were donated by Jacob Maarse Florists.The gala was held in the hotel’s “Biltmore Bowl,” the site of eight Oscar ceremonies in the 1930s and ‘40s during Hollywood’s Golden Era.Hillsides founded in 1913 and headquartered in Pasadena, is a premier provider of child welfare services serving families in crisis and children in foster care. For more information about Hillsides, please visit www.hillsides.org. HerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Community News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff 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 Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

A Poem and a Letter by Simón Bolívar and a Lock of His Hair Are Sold in London

first_imgBy Dialogo March 24, 2010 it was terrible A manuscript poem and a signed letter by Simón Bolívar and a lock of his hair were sold in London, as part of the auction of the private collection of the widow of a British military man who fought alongside the Latin American liberator. The collection, which offers interesting information about the private life of the hero of South American independence through numerous documents and letters, was acquired by an anonymous buyer for 30,000 pounds (33,300 euros or 45,000 dollars). The Bonhams auction house offered to the public the collection of Mary English, the wife of James Towers English, a general of Bolívar’s British Legion who died fighting in the Americas and whose legacy helps to know better the events that led to the independence of the Spanish colonies. The poem was written around 1826, at the time of Bolívar’s greatest power, and the text demonstrates that the liberator was conscious of the great weight he carried on his shoulders. “Happy is he who is satisfied with his humble fortune. Free of the proud yoke to which I am bound, He lives in the obscurity in which Heaven has hidden him. Blessed is he who is content with his humble fortune.” Along with the poem, the collection includes a letter Bolívar wrote to English in 1821 to express his condolences for the death of her husband and his regret for the difficulties she was suffering in Venezuela, promising that the Colombian government would help her.last_img read more

Patsy McGonagle book signing in Letterkenny on Saturday

first_imgPatsy McGonagle will be signing copies of his new autobiography tomorrow in Letterkenny.The former Irish athletics team manager launched his book ‘Relentless: A Race Through Time’ on Monday night at the Finn Valley Centre.World Championship gold medallist and Olympic bronze medallist Rob Heffernan, who worked under McGonagle from the late 1990s, was the special guest for the launch. ‘Relentless: A Race Through Time’ was written by Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub Sports Editor Chris McNulty.Tomorrow from 1-3pm, McGonagle will be in Easons, Letterkenny Shopping Centre, signing copies of his book, which makes for an ideal Father’s Day present!Patsy McGonagle book signing in Letterkenny on Saturday was last modified: June 14th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EasonsFinn Valley ACpatsy mcgonagleRelentlesslast_img read more

Fortuna trio to join Corsairs in 2018

first_imgThe success of the Fortuna boys soccer program is being felt well beyond the field of play.This week, three more Huskies declared their intent to continue their playing careers after high school, joining a long list of former teammates who are now playing at the collegiate level.Midfielders Alexis Olea and Carlos Matinez-Bernal and forward Eric Olea each signed a letter of intent to play at College of the Redwoods next season.“That’s the bottom line. You try to teach them about soccer and …last_img read more

The Director’s Travel Bug Hotel (GC3MFAD) — Geocache of the Week

first_img SharePrint RelatedBoondocks USA Travel Bug Motel (GC3PMCM) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 22, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Table Mountain Travel Bug® Hotel – GC31WXR – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – September 17, 2012September 17, 2012In “Community”The name says it all. — Director’s A-Mazing Treasure Hunt (GC3Y1GE) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 10, 2014In “Community” The birdhouse – 9 bedrooms available!Geocache Name:The Director’s Travel Bug Hotel (GC3MFAD) by WoodnuttLocation:Alabama, United StatesDifficulty/Terrain Rating:D1.5 / T1.5Why this is Geocache of the Week:GC3MFAD is disguised as a multi-level birdhouse, which, on its own, isn’t that unusual for a geocache. The casual observer might notice the birdhouse is a little high up…seven or eight feet off the ground, at least. A muggle probably wouldn’t think twice about that fact, but the geocacher—who realizes this must be the geocache, is presented with the problem of reaching it.Geocachers realize the genius of this cache the moment they figure out how to lower it to the ground. At the base of the pole in a second wooden box is a small crank. When turned in the right direction, a box descends from inside the birdhouse ‘shell’. This is the Director’s Travel Bug Hotel. According to the cache page, this geocache is “by far the best Hotel in Pintlala, Alabama” and “the staff might be someone you recognize but they are not travelers and do not want to go for a ride. They are here to help the guest enjoy their time while staying here.”It’s the perfect blend of a gadget cache and a roomy and well-crafted Travel Bug Hotel. Should you be lucky enough to be passing nearby, it’s worth the visit. Take care when lowering the unit—it is full of sleeping guests, after all.The cache fully revealed.What geocachers have to say:“Out on a cache run with CaverScott. This was the start of our day. This was a great find. I love how this has been put together and how it works. Worth at least one favorite point. Thanks for the fun and the smiley!” –autigerman“Wow. There was definitely a lot of work put into making this cache. I love that people drive by every day and don’t even know it’s there. Kudos for your awesome workmanship and for maintaining this. There were no travel bugs inside, but we signed the log and enjoyed the characters visiting the hotel. Great shape. Well crafted. TFTH!” –hoosiersunshine“It is always a joy to find a Woodnutt cache, and with 99 favorite points we knew this one was not to be missed. I saved the two travelers I had for a nice stay at this quality hotel. Such fun! I am honored to add favorite point #100. CITO tftc” –tleuWhat the Cache Owner, Woodnutt, has to say:How did you first come up with the idea for this type of hide?“A lot of my ideas come when I am traveling, which I do a lot for work.  My mind wanders trying to come up with new and different ways to do things.  I like birdhouses and have a number of them as caches and this is just another type of birdhouse.”Was building the cache a difficult process?“Building it was not a difficult process, I have a nice workshop with a lot of tools and I enjoy woodworking very much.”Do you ever see birds landing on the cache?“I have seen some birds on top of the cache but not a lot.”What’s been your reaction to all of the nice logs and Favorite Points?“I have always read all logs on my caches. It is one of my favorite parts of owning caches. It is always nice and rewarding when someone appreciates the work and enjoys the cache. The favorite points are nice.”Is there anything you’d like to say to the geocaching community?“Lately I have been very frustrated by some caches that have destroyed a cache with an ax when they could not figure out the on site puzzle cache but this is a game, not everyone enjoys the same thing but one can make geocaching what they want. You can go for numbers, you can go for puzzles, you can do FTF or whatever it is you like; most important is to enjoy what you are doing and respect others as well.”Photos:The cache, looking pretty birdhouse-y in it’s normal state.The hand crank elevator mechanism.The TB hotel descending from the bowels of the birdhouse.All the way down.The TB hotel is open for business!Time to put a “No Vacancy” sign up?The front desk staff are happy to see you.Continue to explore some of the coolest gadget caches around the world. Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Leadership Means Saying No

first_imgThis post was written as part of the IBM for Midsize Business program, which provides midsize businesses with the tools, expertise and solutions they need to become engines of a smarter planet. It’s a leader’s job to say no.To be an effective leader, you have to say “no” to all of the opportunities that show up on your desk but aren’t aligned with your goals. Saying “yes” to all of the opportunities that might be interesting or might produce some result dilutes your efforts and makes reaching your real goals less likely. Saying “no” to small things makes room to say “yes” to bigger things.A leader has to say “no” to cultural mismatches, and the faster they do so the better their results. You can’t fear saying “no” to clients or customers who will drain your team, destroy morale, and change the culture of your company. And you can’t say “yes” to people who might produce some results for you as an employee while destroying the culture you are responsible for protecting.There will be times when you are are challenged to say “yes” to something that sits right on the border of ethical and unethical behavior. It doesn’t matter that the decision is legal, and it doesn’t matter that no one will ever find out, you have to say “no” to anything that will call into question your integrity. Your team won’t do what you tell them to do, they’ll do what they see you do. You have to say “no” to putting money above integrity.Saying “no” doesn’t make you popular. It isn’t easy to do, especially when you want to support the people you lead. But saying “no” to things that are out of alignment allow you to say “yes” to all of the interesting, creative ideas that are aligned with your goals.last_img read more

Subir Chowdhury: Make the Difference You Are Meant To Make – Episode #80

first_imgTweets you can use to share this episodeA caring mindset impacts a company’s success more than anything elseClick To TweetYou have the power to make the difference in the lives of other people, every dayClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 53:03 — 48.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSAre you ready to make the difference you are meant to make in the world? Anthony’s guest on this episode of In The Arena is Subir Chowdhury. He is chairman and CEO of ASI Consulting Group, LLC, a strategic initiatives, consulting, and training company that advises some of the highest level businesses in the world. Subir is considered one of the “50 Most Influential Management Thinkers in the World.” He is the author of fifteen books, including several international bestsellers. His latest book, “The Difference” is the topic of discussion for this episode. He and Anthony chat about how individuals can develop a caring mindset—one that includes straightforwardness, thoughtfulness, accountability, and resolve (STAR).Subir Chowdhurry : Make the Difference You Are Meant To Make – Episode #80Click To TweetA caring mindset impacts a company’s success more than anything else.One of the things that prompted Subir Chowdhury to write his latest book, “The Difference” was that he noticed different results between companies that were using the exact same methodologies and systems. He wondered why one company got 2X results and another got 10X results. That prompted him to study the phenomena and what he discovered is that the companies that get the best results are the ones that possess a culture where caring is carried out effectively and practically among the team. You can hear what Subir discovered, how he’s counseled company leadership to apply it, and the results he’s seen from those who dare to make it work in their teams.How to overcome the “good enough” mindset to achieve excellence.In this conversation with Subir Chowdhury, Anthony notes that one of the biggest enemies of excellence is a mindset that “good enough” is just that – good enough. The question is this: What makes the difference between those who settle for that kind of mindset and those who excel far beyond it? That’s the question Anthony posed to Subir and his compelling answer is laced with stories and anecdotes from his own history. It’s very engaging, so be sure you listen.How to overcome the “good enough” mindset to achieve excellenceClick To TweetYou have the power to make the difference in the lives of other people, every day.When you think about making a difference in the world, do you get overwhelmed? There are so many things you COULD do that qualify as “making a difference.” What should you do? How do you even start? Subir Chowdhury’s newest book, “The Difference” highlights the ways that each of us can make a difference in the lives of others even in the mundane or normal things of daily living. He’s got a great way of describing a way forward that anyone can understand. If you want some help discovering your own path forward so you can make the difference you are meant to make, you need to hear Subir share, on this episode.If you have the passion to solve a problem, you can. Do you believe that?One of the lessons Subir Chowdhury has learned – through a variety of experiences in his own life – is that every person who truly wants to make a difference, can. But the thing that determines whether they will or not is the amount of passion they have to truly solve the problems around them they see every day. In this candid conversation, Anthony and Subir talk about why leaders in corporations and small businesses alike need to understand this principle and what they can do to make their companies places where the employees and team members truly WANT to make a difference in the lives of their customers.If you have the passion to solve a problem, you can. Do you believe that?Click To TweetOutline of this great episode The upcoming Virtual Sales Kickoff. My experience and story with Subir Chowdhury. The mindset shift Subir was trying to instigate with his new book. How “good enough” can be the strongest competitor to excellence. How can leaders create a fearless culture where team members can be honest? What does it mean for leaders and business people to be truly thoughtful? What is it that gives people the willingness to act? How much does adversity play into the issue of mindset?Our Sponsors:Cirrus Insight – Virtual Sales KickoffResources & Links mentioned in this episodehttp://subirchowdhury.com/04514962138183223583The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarino Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

CWG: Saina and party make promising start

first_imgSaina Nehwal won her match as expected but was not a hundred per cent happy with the conditions prevalent at the Siri Fort Indoor complex on Monday. The Hyderabadi who dismissed Kenya’s Mercy Mwethya 21-11, 21-14 to help India beat Kenya 5-0 in their opening team Group D tie felt that she had not adjusted to the court conditions.”The court is quite fast,” she said. She was referring to the drift in the hall, which had proved to be her undoing at the Asian Badminton championships in April – she had lost to Chinese qualifier Li Xiuerei in the quarters.Saina felt a more pronounced drift this time. “I feel it’s a bit more pronounced. But there is no cause for concern. I will get used to it in a couple of days,” she said.Chief coach Pullela Gopi Chand was happy with his wards’ performance. “I am satisfied with the way the team played. But it will be much tougher against Scotland and Wales. They are much tougher than Kenya and Barbados (whom India play on Tuesday),” he added.Chetan Anand put India on the right track with a 21-7, 21-13 win over Victory Oderga in 14 minutes. He was in good form, scoring repeatedly with smashes and cross-court drops.Saina stepped on court to rout Mwethya in a mere 16 minutes.Then, the doubles combine of Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas crushed Victor Munga and Patrik Kibet 21-5, 21-5 to hand the home team an easy win over the Kenya pair.advertisementHaving clinched the tie, the Indian think tank decided to rest Jwala Gutta as she was paired with Velliavetil Diju for the mixed doubles – the day’s last match.Aparna Balan partnered Aswini Ponnappa to crush Joseph and Anitah Bushuru 21-8, 21-6 win the women’s doubles.In the fifth and final match Jwala and Diju spanked Anna Njambi Ng’ang’a and Frederick Choube 21-8, 21-5 as India recorded a clean 5-0 sweep over Kenya.For Chetan, it was an easy outing. “It was good to be off to such a good start. I was stroking well and catching the shuttle early. We are aiming to reach the finals – let’s see what happens,” he said.He agreed that India’s last two ties against Scotland and Wales would be a different proposition. “There is no mistaking the fact that Scotland and Wales are much stronger.They have been regulars on the European championships,” he added.On her part, Jwala said: “I think all the hard work I had put in is bearing fruit. Playing with Diju is a real pleasure,” she added Jwala, a strong mixed-doubles medal contender, expects to meet Canada in the quarter-finals. “We should make it to the finals,” she said.Former international Sanjay Sharma said India stood a good chance of putting it across to top seeds Malaysia.”I think England will be tougher for us to beat than Malaysia. They have an edge over us in the men’s singles and doubles events. In the singles, Rajiv Ouseph is a hard nut to crack. I am not saying he is a sure shot but would fancy his chances more than Chetan. Saina should almost certainly win her match. But the three doubles ties are loaded in England’s favour,” he said. India are drawn to play England in the semi-finals.In the case of Malaysia, Sanjay said despite having the likes of world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei and the leading doubles pair of Kein Keat Soo/Boo Heong Tan, India had the advantage in the other three matches.For instance, Saina and the pairs of Diju/Jwala and Jwala/Ashwini are better than the Malaysians. I will stick to my stand that we have a better chance against Malaysia than against England,” he added.In the other matches, New Zealand beat Jamaica 5-0, while earlier in the morning session, Malaysia beat Isle of Man 5-0, Australia defeated Seychelles 5-0, Singapore thrashed Nigeria 5-0 and Canada beat Uganda 5-0.On the other hand, the Organising Committee left the Indian team’s technical officials to run from pillar to post for their kits.Eventually, they had to return empty-handed or were handed over kits without anything substantial – there were socks but no shoes, ties but no blazers. There was only one trousers instead of two and no sport Tshirts.The Organising Committee had promised the kits to these officials.”Even after going to collect my kit but fot the third time, I haven’t got a complete one. It is really embarrassing,” a Badminton Association of India official said, showing his receipt. The receipt remarked “a rain coat and two bright yellow tshirts pending”.advertisementlast_img read more

a month agoMan City striker Aguero admits being Liverpool and Owen fan

first_imgMan City striker Aguero admits being Liverpool and Owen fanby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City striker Sergio Aguero admits he grew up a fan off Liverpool.And he says Michael Owen was his favourite striker.Aguero has been Manchester City’s main man for eight years, winning four Premier League titles in the process. His latest league triumph came at the expense of Liverpool, who were searching for their first in the competition. Owen revealed his own admiration for Aguero in his book when discussing the finishing of United striker Marcus Rashford.He argued: “Players like Robbie Fowler, Aguero or Harry Kane, these people who are obsessed with goals. I don’t think he is obsessed with goals.”It seems the respect is mutual, as Aguero wrote in his autobiography Born To Rise: “I’ve always liked Liverpool, maybe because I used to play for Independiente who also played in red.”As a kid, I wanted to be Michael Owen and when I saw him score that goal for England against Argentina I thought ‘you little sh**’! Even aged 10, I knew they couldn’t allow him that much space. He was a terrific player at that time.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more