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first_img Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Business News Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 60 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Education Dual Enrollment Legislation Passes Assembly Higher Education Committee STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 3:23 pmcenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box.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. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation to extend dual enrollment opportunities for California students passed the Assembly Committee on Higher Education this week.The legislation, Assembly Bill 102, eliminates the sunset date for the College and Career Access Pathways, making the dual enrollment program that was first established by Holden in 2015, AB 288, permanent.“Dual enrollment increases the number of college graduates, reduces time and money spent for college, and helps close the achievement gap,” said Holden, a Democrat representing Pasadena, in a prepared statement.“Making dual enrollment permanent means more school districts will be able to invest in creating these partnership agreements that benefit their students and prepare them for college,” he said.Dual and concurrent enrollment provides high school students access to college-level coursework. In some cases, students earn both high school and college credit for the same course depending on approval from local school and community college governing boards.Pasadena City College currently offers dual enrollment classes in several school districts, including the Pasadena Unified School District.According to an October 2018 Career Ladders study, students who participated in dual enrollment at a community college during high school were more likely to graduate and enter college and more likely to complete a certificate, degree, or transfer. A key finding was that students most underrepresented in community colleges often benefit the most. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: high prices HOUSING low supply mortgage Redfin Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] center_img About Author: Nicole Casperson Sign up for DS News Daily November 16, 2017 1,395 Views high prices HOUSING low supply mortgage Redfin 2017-11-16 Nicole Casperson Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Market Analysis After 25-Months of Tight Inventory Home / Daily Dose / Market Analysis After 25-Months of Tight Inventory Previous: Resiliency is Keeping Housing Outlook Optimistic Next: Top 3 Barriers to Homeownership The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save On Thursday, Redfin released a housing market report—providing insights based on data reported for October 2017.The report breaks down its information into four main categories including; competition, home prices, sales, and inventory. Additionally, Redfin reported market updates based on the 74 metro areas it tracks.Nationally, the number of homes for sale decreased 12.2 percent, representing the sharpest year-over-year decline in inventory since 2013, the report noted. Meanwhile, home prices rose 7.1 percent compared to October 2016.“Despite strong buyer demand, sales are sputtering due to low inventory,” said Redfin Chief Economist Nela Richardson. “The last time we saw a substantial increase in the number of homes for sale, Donald Trump was a candidate in a Republican field of 11.”There was about a three-month supply of homes in October nationally. The last time the market saw more than six months of supply in any month was January 2012.The typical home spent 44 days on the market, five days fewer than October 2016. Last month, average sale-to-list price ratio was 98.2 percent, up from 97.9 percent a year earlier, and 22.5 percent of homes sold above their list price, compared with 21.5 percent in October 2016.As for metro areas, the most competitive market in October was San Francisco—with 78.6 percent of homes sold above listing price. While data found that Seattle was the fastest market with the typical home spending only 10 days on the market, which is down from 13 days last year.Nine metro areas reported double-digit increases in the median sale price with San Jose, California leading the way. This marked the highest home price growth rising 19.2 percent since last year to $1,049,000. Seattle had the second highest growth at 16.5 percent.Additionally, six metros saw price declines in October, with prices falling the most in Columbia, South Carolina by 5.4 percent to $139,000.Out of the 74 metros, seven experienced double-digit increases in sales growth, with Camden, New Jersey ranking the nation’s highest year-over-year sales growth at 31 percent. While Baton Rouge, Louisiana experienced a decrease by 20.3 percent— the largest decline in sales since last year.San Jose also had the largest decrease in overall inventory, falling 51.6 percent since October of last year.There were eight metro areas that saw significant gains were markets in the South and Midwest, the report noted.Those areas included, Raleigh, North Carolina had the largest increase in the number of homes for sale, rising 16.1 percent year-over-year, followed by Baton Rouge, Louisiana up 12.9 percent, Austin, Texas up 8.8 percent, New Orleans up 7.5 percent, St. Louis up 4.8 percent, Dallas up 4.1 percent, Nashville, Tennessee up 2.7 percent, and Allentown, Pennsylvania up 2.5 percent.To view the full report, click here. Subscribelast_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In Almeria, Spain, IoF2020 project stakeholders demonstrated a proof of concept focusing on interoperability and compatibility between farm machines, sensors and software.The IoF2020 group uses the ADAPT Framework focusing on interoperability and compatibility between farm machines, sensors and software. ADAPT is an open source software toolkit from AgGateway, based on a universal data compatibility model that uses plug-ins to enable translation between different proprietary data formats.“In everything we’re doing, we’re focusing on understanding the daily challenges of our customers and supporting them with products and solutions that make farming easier,” said Andreas Klauser, Case IH brand president. “This project is another great step that will help farmers to increase efficiency by using their data without any boundaries.”With the proof of concept demonstration, the IoF2020 partners confirmed their commitment to and progress on an open and interoperable system, through which data can flow seamlessly between different value chain participants. For farmers, this is critical because it will be possible to use different types and brands of equipment with a wide variety of software or services, regardless of manufacturer.“Our goal in this project is to continue to simplify how our customers share data between operators, machines and service providers like agronomists or contractors,” says Robert Zemenchik, global product marketing manager for Case IH Advanced Farming Systems.“Today, industry standards have focused on machine standards for physical design and electronic compatibility. The ADAPT solution goes a step further using digital plug-ins to ensure the various data types generated by the group membership are compatible with Farmer Management Information Systems. Now that we have a working proof of concept, we will deliver data management solutions to our customers that will be much faster and easier to work with than in the past.”last_img read more

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first_img SharePrint Related11 stunning EarthCaches and how to find themJune 17, 2015In “Geocaching Info”Your Next Souvenir Reveals Mysteries of the EarthSeptember 8, 2014In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”Salar de Uyuni GC2M6GC GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK December 26, 2011December 26, 2011In “Community” This Earthcache takes you on an exploration of one of the geological wonders of Ireland.  “The Giant’s Causeway Earthcache” GCPCPX challenges geocachers to find an unusual feature  at a specific latitude and longitude, identify it and discover its “name.”Child playing on rock formationsTo verify your find send an email to the cache owner.  You’ll find photos like this one above on the Geocache Details page as well. Geocachers who’ve logged the find say it’s one of the places you have to see in your lifetime. Explore other Geocaches of the Week here.Giant’s CausewayShare with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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first_imgOur electric meters are dumbCompared with barn owls, our electric meters are pretty dumb. They detect just one piece of information—how much electricity is being used, measured in kilowatt-hours on your electric bill—and while you can look at a meter and see how much power is flowing at a given time, meters are typically read once a month, or even less often, and need to be visited in person.If you wanted to design a meter to provide information for accurate monthly billing, this is how you would do it. But let’s say you, as a consumer, wanted to know how much power you were consuming at a given moment, and be able to easily make adjustments to your demand to spend less money, particularly if your utility prices power differently depending on the time of day. (It costs utilities more money to deliver power during “peak” periods, but they often charge one rate for an entire billing period.) Public distrust of utilities and smart metersWidespread deployment of smart grid technologies may be a ways off, however. As Alan Meier wrote earlier this year in Home Energy magazine (My Friend the Smart Meter), utilities, regulators, and governments have done a terrible job in deploying smart meters. Weak public relations and policy efforts have left a vacuum of public opinion, which has gradually filled with distrust.As Meier wrote, “The balance of benefits from smart meters overwhelmingly favors the utility. Among other features, smart meters permit time-of-use pricing. This is a sensible idea, and if consumers carefully limit their electricity demand—yet another complex technical concept to understand and manage—they will get lower bills. But without simple in-home devices and controls, a great many customers will enjoy few or no financial benefits, no matter how hard they try to manage demand. Then, to add insult to injury, privacy restrictions won’t even give customers ownership of their consumption data. Right now, some customers can’t even access their data.” (See Maryland for an example of a failure to get the public on board due to concerns about pricing.) Demand response and the smart gridOr let’s say you were the utility, and on a hot summer day when everyone’s air-conditioners were cranking up, you’d like to be able to crank something else down—like say, everyone’s washing machines—to smooth out demand. Doing so might help you meet demand with more efficient “baseload” power plants, keeping generally less-efficient “peaking power plants” offline.In these cases you might want to have a “smart grid.” The “grid” part of the equation is the network that conveys electricity from plants to consumers. It includes power lines, substations, transformers, and switches. Just like a “smart” phone opens up a world of applications that come from adding a computer to your phone, the “smart” part of the grid means computerizing the electric utility grid. Appliances and other potential innnovationsWhen fully implemented, a smart grid would need all meters, voltage sensors, fault detectors, and similar devices to be enabled with digital sensors and two-way digital communication. The central utility could “listen” to the devices and adjust and control them from a central location.One potential smart-grid innovation is for appliances within homes to be embedded with devices that would allow them to receive signals from the utility telling them when rates are favorable for turning themselves on or performing energy-intensive functions, like automatic defrosting on a refrigerator. General Electric is putting this technology into refrigerators, ranges, clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, and microwave ovens. (It says that customers will be able to override the automatic functioning.) One study in Washington State showed that consumers, armed with devices informing them of favorable times to use energy-intensive appliances, saved money.center_img Are wireless devices a health hazard?Furthermore, some people have been freaking out about the radio waves generated by smart meters, which use wireless technology to transmit data to utilities. As power and gas companies have begun installing them, some customers have protested (with a few reporting the onset of mysterious illnesses after installation), and some studies have claimed that radio frequency exposure might exceed U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) limits (see chart).Although the objectivity of this study is challenged by smart meter opponents, , using empirical data from two areas in California, found that the exposure risk from smart meters is much lower than that associated with many common household items that people use frequently and keep much closer to their bodies, like cell phones and microwave ovens. Tristan Roberts is Editorial Director at BuildingGreen, Inc., in Brattleboro, Vermont, which publishes information on green building solutions. I had the honor of being within a few feet of a barn owl this weekend at the wildlife festival at the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. Kept alive after being injured years ago and now a frequent visitor to classrooms and museums, this bird of prey was perched on the arm of a handler, who wore thick falconry gloves.Unlike hawks and eagles, which hunt by sight and chase down their prey at great speed, the barn owl can hunt entirely by sound, and uses velvety-soft wings to glide in for the surprise catch. To help locate mice in snow, leaves, or hay, barn owls have asymmetrically placed ears: instead of being opposite each other, as human ears are, barn owl ears are 15 degrees above and below center. The minute time difference—as little as 0.00003 seconds—at which sound hits the ears allows the owl to triangulate and tell whether the mouse is left or right, near or far, and up or down.last_img read more

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first_imgBut Should You Be Your Own DP?Simply put, the collaboration between a director and a DP can be a beautiful relationship. Many of the world’s best directors have consistent DPs with whom they always work. For example, Steven Spielberg always works with Janusz Kaminski, and Tarantino consistently works with Robert Richardson. A DP can bring a new perspective and a wealth of experience to your story that takes the visuals to places that you may have never imagined. At times, the DP can also be the crew member with the most on-set experience, which can help ensure a smooth production.Being the director and the DP is rare for a reason. The mechanics of performing both roles can be difficult to manage. As a result, one or both of those roles may suffer. Making decisions about lighting, blocking, camera movement, lens choices, acting notes, and production design can feel overwhelming, and as a result, affect the final product. For instance, a dialogue-heavy or performance-intense scene may arise that requires more of your concentration. This could mean that you’re not paying as much attention to the lighting. By having a dedicated DP, you always know that the lighting and camera departments are getting the attention they deserve.Acting as both the director and the DP of your own film is not easy. It can create unnecessary stress and bottleneck your production. However, taking that risk could also launch your career. The secret to this success relies in careful planning, attention to detail, and a trustworthy (and capable) crew.Looking for more filmmaking articles? Check these out.A Brief History of RAW Footage in Video ProductionThe Digital Imaging Technician’s Tool Kit — Gear for the JobFilm Theory: Why Don’t We Notice All Those Editing Cuts?Round Table: Scream Queens on What Every Horror Director Needs to KnowRoundup: 5 Cutting-Edge Apps for the Modern Filmmaker Being the director and the DP of your next film may sound like the perfect way to control your budget and your creative vision, but is it really?Cover image via guruXOX.There are many instances when combining the roles of director and DP has worked out wonderfully for filmmakers, sometimes resulting in career-defining films. However, this isn’t always the case. In this article, we’ll take a look at how acting as the director and DP on your own film could be either the best or worst decision you could make.First, let’s take a look at a few success stories.Jeremy SaulnierImage via IMDB (From left: Alia Shawkat, Imogen Poots, Jeremy Saulnier, Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin).Acting as the DP on their own films has been a career-launcher for many directors. For example, let’s take a look at Jeremy Saulnier. He directed and DP’d his 2013 Sundance hit Blue Ruin. By wearing both of these hats, he launched his career into his next film, Green Room, and he went on to direct two episodes of True Detective.I served as the writer, director, and cinematographer of Blue Ruin. Call me a glory hound, but that move saved an estimated $30K in upfront fees and travel costs. I deferred all payment for my services and my camera gear. Also, the on-set collaboration between me and myself was effortless. (Except, perhaps, during heavy dialogue scenes — I found myself distracted by technical minutiae when I should have been focused solely on performance.)Reed MoranoImage via IMBD.Reed Morano, ASC is a prolific cinematographer who has successfully blended directing and DP’ing her own films. She first launched her career by directing and DP’ing the 2014 film Meadowland, and most recently, she served in both of those roles again on the film I Think We’re Alone Now. She has since had success directing three episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale and various HBO shows.last_img read more

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first_imgLOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera View comments Pacers continue offseason overhaul by signing Bogdanovic ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks (right). Elsa/Getty Images/AFPThe Houston Rockets pulled off one of the biggest blockbuster deals this off-season, snagging away Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers.READ: NBA: Paul goes from Clippers to Rockets in blockbuster dealADVERTISEMENT READ: NBA: Carmelo Anthony open to waiving no-trade clause for Rockets, Cavs—reportThe Rockets are currently working on a potential trade package involving stretch forward Ryan Anderson, the report said.Despite several off court issues, Anthony remains one the the best  individual scorers in the league. He averaged  22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 2.9 assists for the Knicks last year.  Khristian Ibarrola /ra El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Now, it appears that the team is gunning for another superstar to add to its star-studded core.According to ESPN’s  Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst, Houston is giving its “full attention” on acquiring the disgruntled New York Knicks forward to pair with their new superstar back court of Paul and James Harden.FEATURED STORIESSPORTS SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSince mid-way from last season, Anthony has been at the center of trade talks, but has been difficult to move due to the no-trade provision he has on his contract, allowing him to reject any deal involving him.The 33-year-old forward, however, was reportedly open to waiving that clause for a chance to move to a contender.last_img read more

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first_imgTHE SIOUX CITY COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS RECEIVED A BOOST TO ITS MUSIC DEPARTMENTS THANKS TO POP SINGER BARRY MANILOW.THE DISTRICT SUBMITTED A VIDEO TO MANILOW’S MUSIC PROJECT TO ATTEMPT TO WIN A GRANT FOR NEW BAND INSTRUMENTS.MANILOW MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT IN LAS VEGAS AND AWARDED SIOUX CITY ONE OF THE TOP PRIZES:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/MANILOW1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………WORTH OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. :10MANILOW, WHO HAS PERFORMED TWICE IN SIOUX CITY OVER HIS CAREER, SAID HE WAS MOVED BY THE VIDEOS HE RECEIVED FROM THE SCHOOLS:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/MANILOW2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..MUSIC CLASSES. :24ALL OF THE HIGH SCHOOLS THAT ENTERED WERE COMPETING FOR THE TOP PRIZE OF $100,000 FOR NEW INSTRUMENTS.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Government is implementing a street light energy saving initiative, with the commencement of a pilot project, to be undertaken in three parishes over the next six months. The initiative, being jointly implemented by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, and United States-based technology and engineering solutions firm, Green Energy RG LLC, is aimed at significantly reducing the cost to the budget to maintain the country’s approximately 93,000 street lights, which totals upwards of $2 billion per annum. Project activities got underway in Osbourne Store, Clarendon, on Tuesday (January 8), with the installation of the first set of solar-powered light emitting diode (LED) fixtures in that community. Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Noel Arscott, whose Ministry has portfolio responsibility for street lights, and Green RG Principals, Managing Director, Alfred Hyre, and President of Green RG Caribbean Limited, Jonathan Burke, were among the officials on hand to witness the installations. [RELATED: Cabinet Approves Measures to Reduce Street Light Bill] Addressing the launch of the project, Mr. Arscott announced that the pilot phase will see some 5,000 LED panels being installed in Clarendon as well as sections of St. Catherine and Kingston and St. Andrew. Additionally, he said the phase will also see the Ministry’s offices at Hagley Park Road in Kingston, being retrofitted with energy saving solutions. “Today, we are going to put up 10 of these lights (in Osbourne Store) and we hope to be able to proceed to install lights all over Clarendon and then into other parts of Jamaica. We hope that we will be able to complete the programme…by midyear, and then we can evaluate the results and determine where we go from there,” he said. For his part, Mr. Hyre said his company is “very excited’ to be partnering with the Ministry to implement the project. “We are very excited about this technology. It’s proven technology that I think is going to do everything and more than everyone expects it to do,” he said. The installation of the LED fixtures, which is being done at no cost to the government, is being facilitated by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development and Green Energy RG, which was signed in 2011. The MoU made provisions for the testing and implementation of alternative energy technology solutions for local government facilities, and comes in the wake of a recently completed energy audit of the Ministry’s offices as well as public spaces under its purview. Cabinet recently approved measures aimed reducing electricity costs to the State for the island’s street lights. These include: the introduction of policy standards on the type and characteristics of street lights, to enable the use of the most energy and cost efficient units. Implementation of this policy will be underpinned by the requisite regulations, which are expected to yield significant savings. Additionally, Cabinet also gave authorization for the exploration of what it deemed feasible options for the introduction of LED street lights on a wide scale islandwide.last_img read more

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