Booths and vendors formed a ring around a field and included displays by AT&T, Wells Fargo, Safeco Insurance, Pasadena City College, H&R Block, the Brazilian Cultural Foundation, Miller Brewing Company, AARP and City of Pasadena Water and Power. There were rides and games for children and, for those in need of nourishment, booths selling Louisiana Catfish, Bill’s Chicken, Brother’s Bar-B-Que and Bessie’s Daughters Soulful Tacos were just a few steps away. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The parade started at 10 a.m. at Charles White Park at Ventura Street and Fair Oaks Avenue in Altadena and snaked its way down Fair Oaks to Robinson Park at Hammond Street. Celebrity guests included actress, radio and television personality Mother Love, actor James Reynolds from the soap opera “Days of Our Lives,” KTLA Morning News anchor Michaela Pereira, KNBC News co-anchor Furnell Chatman and KNBC Weekend Edition co-anchor Beverly White. “I enjoyed it. I had a great time,” said Roy Hayes of Pasadena. “It gets bigger every year, and I hope it just gets bigger, bigger and bigger.” “I thought the parade was nice, especially because my daughters were in the parade,” said Barshana Stillman of Pasadena. “They were in the Devine Diamondettes, so I thought it was nice. The weather was great and it was a nice turnout.” The festival featured performances by pop star Evelyn “Champagne” King and jazz and reggae bands. • Photo Gallery: 25th Annual Black History Parade PASADENA – A mix of barbecue smoke, music, voices and laughter filled the air over Robinson Park at the festival that followed Saturday’s 25th annual Black History Parade. “Uniting Our Community through Pride and Commitment” was the parade theme, which celebrated the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American society. The grand marshal was actress and singer Irene Cara, who appeared in the films “Fame” and “Sparkle.” Community grand marshals were Tecumseh Shackelford and, posthumously, Ed Bryant and Michael Zinzun.
The shot worked on every level you can imagine. For starters, it was a game-winner at the end of a game … By now you’ve probably heard or seen the blind heave that the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade banked home from behind the arc to crush the Warriors’ collective soul Wednesday night.No worries. We’ve got a spare copy you can watch:D-WADE BEATS THE WARRIORS ON A GAME WINNER 🚨🚨🚨 @DwyaneWade (via prideofcucamonga/IG) pic.twitter.com/8s8llr9PUD— Overtime (@overtime) February 28, 2019
Folayang to defend ONE title vs Nguyen at MOA Arena Reyes will call the shots for the PH team in the upcoming 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China with the team largely made up of amateur standouts.“This tourney was not part of the discussion with the PBA. To be fair to the PBA, they have no obligations to this team,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOf the 12-man roster, Carl Bryan Cruz, LA Revilla, Norbert Torres, and Alfrancis Tamsi are the only players who have existing contracts in the PBA, while Almond Vosotros, Jeric Teng, and Gab Banal are currently free agents.Reyes also understands why Alaska and GlobalPort are hesitant to lend players like Calvin Abueva and Terrence Romeo. Chot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBefore any criticism against the PBA is thrown, coach Chot Reyes is the first to absolve the league from lending its players to Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas.“When we put this together, this wasn’t even in the plan,” Reyes said Tuesday during the team’s sendoff at Discovery Suites Hotel in Mandaluyong.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “The agreement we had with the PBA is if their tournament is over, we can get them. Calvin and Terrence showed up in our first practice, but I told them that they shouldn’t be here and I was serious with that,” he said.“This is a club championship, not a national team competition.”The team leaves for Chenzhou on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad
The Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup will be held in Nashville, TN October 24 and October 25, 2014 to raise funds for children’s cancer research and treatment at the city’s Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, announced BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese.Nationally recognized as a top-level teaching and research facility and a leading provider of pediatric health care services, the 271-bed hospital is dedicated to serving only children. No child is denied care on basis of limited ability to pay.“Our goal is to raise much-needed funds to continue work toward finding a cure,” said Genovese who is joined by co-chairs and hospital board members Rick Dreiling, Chairman and CEO of Dollar General Corporation, and Rose Grindstaff, President of the G & M Group. “When we come together and choose to fight children’s cancer, we are making a difference in the lives of children currently in the battle for life. As event co-chair, I feel that it is vital that we all work together to provide much needed resources and support to pediatric cancer initiatives.”Rally for Kids Scavenger Cup is an event which began in Canada seven years ago and has raised more than $14 million to support pediatric cancer research, treatment and care. Nashville Rally for Kids with Cancer is an event supporting the Rally Foundation, a national charity here in the US benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.The Rally Foundation began in 2008 in Atlanta by a lady named Dean Crowe in response to a local mother’s plea for research dollars to help her 12-year-old son who was fighting a brain tumor. “Raise money for childhood cancer research and fund the best research wherever it may be,” she asked. The Rally Foundation is a national charity in the USA which raises awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. It has raised approximately $5.25 million and funded more than 75 research projects around the country.American country music singer-songwriter John Rich has been named honorary celebrity chair to help raise awareness and support for this vital cause. “All children should be given the opportunity to lead full, happy lives,” said Rich of his commitment to lending his name to such a worthy cause. “Through this incredible event we can make a difference together and rally for kids with cancer!”The Rally for Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup is a unique and exhilarating two-day event. Car enthusiasts and philanthropists who participate, as drivers must each raise a minimum of $25,000 to enter their car and draft a Celebrity Navigator. Fueled by a thrilling schedule of events and exclusive pit stops, Rally Drivers and Celebrity Navigators embark on a journey of a lifetime.The Rally event will begin with an exclusive cocktail party on October 24, 2014 at the Grand Ole Opry Studio A – 2804 Opryland Dr. in Nashville to provide Rally Drivers with the opportunity to meet and recruit their desired Celebrity Navigator. The following day begins with the “Start Your Engines” brunch before participants set out on their day-long adventure marked by an extraordinary schedule of pit stops at some of the city’s most renowned establishments and venues. The event culminates that evening with a star-studded gala dinner at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel at 2100 West End where Rally drivers, celebrities, sponsors and invited guests revel in their experiences while enjoying an incredible dinner, award-winning entertainment and live auction prizes during the Scavenger Cup awards ceremony.Find out more here.Source:PR Newswire
APTN National NewsA family from Fort McMurray, Alta., is hoping the public will be able to help find their daughter.Amber Alyssa Tuccaro, 21, has been missing for three months.She was last seen in Nisku, Alta., in August.She is described as a First Nations female, with brown eyes, black hair, 155 centimetres tall and weighing about 60 kilograms.
TORONTO – The number of Toronto-area homes sold last month fell nearly 35 per cent and the average selling price dropped more than 12 per cent from historically high levels set last year, the Toronto Real Estate Board reported Tuesday.There was a total of 5,175 residential transactions through the board’s MLS system last month, down 34.9 per cent compared to the 7,955 sales in February 2017.The region’s average selling price, covering all types of residential re-sales, was down 12.4 per cent to $767,818 — still one of the most expensive in Canada.Detached houses — the most expensive of the major categories tracked by TREB — showed the biggest declines in both the number sold and sales price compared with last year.The detached category had also been the driving force behind a spike in prices in the early months of 2017 that prompted the Liberal provincial government to introduce a package of measures last April to cool the market.That was followed by a financial stress test for buyers, which officially came into effect on Jan. 1 for federally regulated lenders, following an October announcement by the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.“When TREB released its outlook for 2018, the forecast anticipated a slow start to the year compared to the historically high sales count reported in the winter and early spring of 2017,” TREB president Tim Syrianos said Tuesday.“Prospective home buyers are still coming to terms with the psychological impact of the Fair Housing Plan, and some have also had to re-evaluate their plans due to the new OSFI-mandated mortgage stress test guidelines and generally higher borrowing costs.”Interest rates for mortgages have risen over the past year as a result of moves by the Bank of Canada and fluctuations in the bond markets.However, higher borrowing costs and OSFI’s stricter requirements didn’t slow the Montreal market — which marked the 36th straight increase and the busiest month of February since 2012 for the Greater Montreal Real Estate Board.The Montreal-area board reported Tuesday that home sales in Quebec’s largest market — which hasn’t seen a spike like Toronto’s — grew five per cent year-over-year in February, and prices were up across all major categories of properties.The median price of single-family homes across Greater Montreal was $310,000 last month, up six per cent year-over-year, while plexes reached $481,500, a one per cent increase. The median price for condominiums grew by five per cent last month, with half of all units selling for more than $250,000.“The acceleration in price growth is a direct result of increasingly tighter market conditions, which can be explained by a decline in the supply of properties for sale,” said Mathieu Cousineau, president of the GMREB board of directors.The number of active residential listings in the board’s Centris system was 26,252, down 17 per cent compared with last year.In the Toronto area, the number of active listings in TREB’s MLS system totalled 13,362 and there were 10,520 new listings, below the 10-year average for the month of February.Jason Mercer, TREB’s director of market analysis, said the supply of listings will likely remain below average in many neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area and that could “further hamper affordability” over the long term.In the coming months, however, Mercer said TREB expects to see a pickup in sales and selling prices relative to last year in the spring and summer — which had seen a drop-off after the provincial housing package was announced.“Expect stronger price growth to continue in the comparatively more affordable townhouse and condominium apartment segments,” Mercer said Tuesday.
And today, the Liberals are making the case young voters should stick with the governing party because of its pledges to increase Canada Student Grants, extending the interest-free grace period on student loans, and plans to improve affordability across the country.Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau didn’t make any public appearances today, but the party noted that early voting is available on some university campuses from today until Wednesday — part of an expanded program from Elections Canada.Research from Abacus Data suggests Canadians between the ages of 18 and 38 are the largest voting bloc in this election at around 37 per cent of the total electorate.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 5, 2019.The Canadian Press OTTAWA — The Liberals are ramping up their get-out-the-vote push with a message targeting younger Canadians.Young voter participation jumped by over 18 per cent in 2015, with around 57 per cent of eligible voters aged 18 to 24 casting a ballot.That level of participation among youth was credited as a significant contributing factor in the Liberals’ majority victory.
Mumbai: Bollywood actores Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar have started shooting for their upcoming film Saand Ki Aankh. Taapsee recently tweeted an image from the film and captioned it: “Jai mata di. Let’s shoot.” Bhumi shared the same photograph and wrote: “Jai Mata Di. Let’s shoot Saand Ki Aankh… coming soon.” Saand Ki Aaankh is based on old sharpshooters – Chandro Tomar and her sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar. Chandro, 87, and Prakashi, 82, are from Uttar Pradesh’s Johri village and reportedly took up sharpshooting in their 50s. The film Saand Ki Aankh is directed by Tushar Hiranandani.
Move over, Jim Tressel. There’s a new sheriff in town, and he’s got a full arsenal ready to go when his season rolls around. Coach Thad Matta and the Buckeye basketball team fell short of expectations last season, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t ready to shine next season. After it was announced Tuesday that Ohio State would play perennial college basketball powerhouse Duke in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, one thing about next year has become clear: There is more excitement in Columbus for Buckeye basketball than for Buckeye football. Coach Mike Krzyzewski and his Blue Devils will travel to Columbus on Nov. 29, just three days after Tressel’s Buckeyes (for now) take on Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. OSU and Duke entered the NCAA Tournament as No. 1 seeds two months ago, and both were upset in the Sweet 16. If the football team wins at Michigan next year, and the result isn’t an appearance in the inaugural Big Ten Championship, that familiar feeling of pride that comes along with beating the Wolverines will be all but forgotten by Tuesday night, as basketball jerseys and “Nuthouse” shirts replace the football garb that traditionally floods the OSU campus throughout the fall. And it won’t stop after next season. This could very well be the beginning of OSU’s football program taking a backseat to Matta’s budding basketball program. The timing is perfect. Look at the latest cover of ESPN The Magazine for example. Jared Sullinger, Aaron Craft and Deshaun Thomas became common names on campus last season, as the trio of freshmen often dominated more experienced opponents and kept OSU at No. 1 in the NCAA rankings for most of the season. Sullinger started last year and Craft came in early every game, and Thomas could step into the starting lineup to replace former Buckeye David Lighty. The football program is without its biggest offensive threats, quarterback Terrelle Pryor and receiver DeVier Posey, for the first five games of the season. Pryor and Posey are two of five Buckeyes, also including offensive lineman Mike Adams, running back Dan Herron and defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, who are suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for selling memorabilia and receiving improper benefits. Tressel also is suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for failing to report the players’ violations. If more wrongdoing by the football program is discovered, it could be the end of the road for Tressel at OSU. It just so happens that it could also be the beginning of Matta and the OSU basketball team becoming one of those perennial powerhouse basketball schools like Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils. What pushes fans to buy tickets to games and spend money on team apparel is a winning squad. If OSU’s football program is looking at stiffer penalties than the ones already placed on it, recruits will begin shying away and the talent the Buckeyes have been able to bring in during past years won’t be there anymore. That lack of talent will show in the win-loss column. On the other hand, if young high school basketball stars get used to seeing Matta and company on national TV, in big-time games year after year, even more Sullinger-like recruits will start coming in — regardless of whether they grew up 20 minutes east of Columbus, like Sullinger. The increased talent will show by the banners that go up at the Schottenstein Center. Columbus might not be ready to admit it yet, but it’s already starting to show on the national level: OSU is becoming a basketball school.
Freshman pitcher Zach Farmer, throws a pitch. OSU won against Toledo, 7-2, April 2.Credit: Elliot Schall / Lantern photographerOhio State freshman pitcher Zach Farmer will miss the remainder of the 2014 season after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia this week.According to the National Cancer Institute, acute myeloid leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow.“I met with Zach this morning and he is in good spirits in the company of family, friends and teammates,” OSU baseball coach Greg Beals said in a released statement Thursday. “Zach is strong, and otherwise healthy, and is a great candidate to beat this diagnosis.”Farmer is set to begin a treatment process Monday at the Wexner Medical Center James Comprehensive Cancer Center. He and his family found out about the illness earlier this week, and the rest of the team was notified Tuesday before its trip to Louisville, Ky., for a game against Louisville Wednesday.OSU lost that game, 7-3.Farmer appeared in 10 games this season for the Buckeyes and had a 6-4 record to go along with a 3.28 ERA. He was second to senior pitcher Greg Greve with nine starts this season, while Greve has made 11 starts.“The team as a whole is obviously concerned about their brother, but we will forge on in our mission,” Beals said.OSU (25-20, 6-9) is scheduled to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes (25-15, 7-8) Saturday at Bill Davis Stadium. First pitch is set for 3:05 p.m.