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first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Uncategorized More Pets Go Missing on the Fourth of July Than Any Other Day of the Year; Here Are Pet Safety Tips Published on Monday, July 2, 2018 | 4:45 pm Community News Business News 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS The 4th of July is a time of celebration, but it’s also important not to forget our furry friends in the festivities. The noise from fireworks can frighten dogs or even cause them to flee. In fact, more dogs are lost on the 4th of July than any other day of the year.Here are some tips to help keep your pet safe and happy this Independence Day.• Keep pets indoors with windows and doors closed.• Play music to help cover the noise of Fireworks (The “Through a Dog’s Ear” CD, or classical music are recommended).• Don’t take your dog to the Fireworks display. The sounds and smells are too intense for them and not enjoyable.• If you are home, do an activity that your dog enjoys and will take their mind of the noise outside (hide and seek, training cues, tug, fetch, etc.).• Give dogs a bully stick or chew toy to help occupy their time.• Before the festivities, tire your dog out by exercising them.• Use calming spray or oils (Rescue Remedy, Calming Chews, Lavender Calming Spray).• If your dog already uses a Thundershirt, put this on them (the Thundershirt should be put on a few days prior to the 4th in order for your dog to acclimate if they haven’t used one before).• If you are having the party, make sure to keep human food and adult beverages out of your pet’s reach. Keep pets in a safe area of your home away from the doors that lead outside.• Make sure your pet has updated ID tags on and they are secure on the collar.• If your pet runs away, search the kennels of your local shelter and post signs. PHS’ website, pasadenahumane.org, is updated hourly so that lost animals may be quickly reunited with their owners. More Cool Stuff 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.last_img read more


first_img WhatsApp Facebook Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – August 25, 2015 Work to begin on land in Donneyloop which has been subject to flash flooding Homepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ Work is to begin in the coming days on land in Donneyloop which has been subject to numerous incidents of flash flooding over the years.Last year, it was reported that people were trapped in their cars by excessive water.In recent days, residents bore the brunt of flash flooding in the area due to the unusual summer weather of late.The work has been welcomed by local Councillor Patrick McGowan but he says there are still many places in the Finn Valley area still in need of work and that it’s now up to the government to provide that funding:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/patmc1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleConcerns raised again over Derrybeg water supplyNext articleChampionship details confirmed for this coming weekend News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more


first_imgCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA and others are marking the 35th anniversary of the Challenger launch disaster. Ceremonies were held at Kennedy Space Center and elsewhere Thursday to honor the seven killed shortly after liftoff on Jan. 28, 1986. The pandemic kept this year’s remembrance more muted than usual. About 100 people gathered at Kennedy’s Space Mirror Memorial for the late morning ceremony, held almost exactly the same time as the accident. The widow of the Challenger commander observed the anniversary from her home in Tennessee. She says the presence of teacher Christa McAuliffe on the flight added to the crew’s legacy.last_img


first_imgWilmington, Oh. — Light snow over the region may produce a one-half to three-quarters of an inch of accumulation through daybreak. Most accumulation expected will be on grassy areas, but untreated roadways could be slick. Motorists are urged to take extra time to reach their destination this morning.last_img


first_imgMedical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician Sumner Regional Medical Center has an immediate opening for a full time second shift MT (ASCP/NCA/AMT) or MLT with generalist background.  3 p.m. – 11 p.m., Monday to Friday, will share weekends and call.  Interested individuals should send resume to Allen Keller, HR Director or apply in person at 1323 North A St, Wellington, KS  67152 or e-mail [email protected] Equal Opportunity/Tobacco and Drug Free Employer.last_img


first_imgTo see Xpressbet’s new wagering interfaces and Pro Shop, simply visit www.xpressbet.com/newfeatures. If you don’t have an Xpressbet account, you can sign up and receive a $125 Welcome Bonus. Xpressbet customers can now choose to use one of three different wagering interfaces when playing the races. Each is tailored to different types of horseplayers: Half-Price DRF Classic PP’s & TrackMaster Platinum Plus Programs Offered through February 28 About XpressbetXpressbet provides legal and secure online wagering services to horseplayers in the United States.  It is the industry’s most comprehensive and user-friendly wagering site, allowing customers to wager on more than 300 of the world’s best racetracks from their computer, phone or mobile device.  Xpressbet operates XB SELECT, the industry’s premier destination for high-volume wagering, and XB Net, which connects bet shops and wagering sites from around the world to North American racing.  Xpressbet is a Stronach Group company, which also owns and operates Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, the award-winning Adena Springs operation, AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology, and Monarch Content Management. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horseracing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network. According to Xpressbet President, Ron Luniewski, “At Xpressbet, we are constantly striving to regularly enhance our products and services in order to provide our customers the superior service and experience they’ve come to expect from us. Our new Pro Shop and wagering interfaces allow customers to spend more time doing what they came to Xpressbet to do – play the races.”center_img In addition, the new Xpressbet Pro Shop makes it easier than ever for customers to redeem Rewards Points and purchase past performances, expert picks and handicapping tools they use when playing the races. Products are now sorted by Breed, Track and Product, so customers can quickly browse and identify the items they would like to purchase. Additionally, it is now quicker for Xpressbet customers to redeem their XB Rewards Points for wagering credits, racetrack experiences and other items in the XB Rewards Shop. February 25, 2015 (Washington, PA) – Leading online wagering provider, Xpressbet, is excited to announce it has made several enhancements to its website, including the unveiling of several new personalized wagering interfaces and a fully-revamped Pro Shop. To celebrate the launch of its redesigned Pro Shop, Xpressbet will offer Daily Racing Form Classic Past Performances and TrackMaster Platinum Plus Programs at a 50% discount between February 25 and February 28. Wagerpad Classic: Clean and simple, Wagerpad Classic allows players to quickly and easily assemble wagers using the same step-by-step process they use at the racetrack.Wagerpad Pro: Wagerpad Pro makes it easier for customers to place exotic and multi-race bets. Players can build their tickets without toggling between finish positions or race legs, making it the fastest and easiest way to place complex wagers.Wagerpage: Wagerpage combines the step-by-step process of Wagerpad Classic with the exotic ticket-building convenience of Wagerpad Pro. Wagerpage also includes a full tracklist view, oddsboard, results and the day’s wagering history.last_img read more


first_imgThe stars of “Gugu and Andile” LungeloDhladhla (red blouse) and Litha Booiwere both recognised for their outstandingperformance at the recent AMAA awards.(Image:TVSA) Litha Booi having a light moment on set.(Image: Fireworx Media) A scene from the film,  gun peddlersselling firearms to some of the residentsduring the violent era in the Thokozatownship.(Image: Fireworx Media)Khanyi MagubaneOne of Africa’s most prestigious film awards, The African Movie Academy Awards, recently honoured two young South African actors.Litha Booi and Lungelo Dhladhla, both leading actors in the  film Gugu and Andile, were lauded for their outstanding performances.Booi and Dhladhla walked away with the Most Promising Actor and Most Promising Actress awards at the ceremony, held in Nigeria in early April 2009.Gugu and Andile was nominated for eight awards and scooped an impressive three.The local production’s young actors wowed the industry with their portrayal as a modern day Romeo and Juliet. The film’s director, Minky Schlesinger, was also recognised for her work. She accepted the award for the Best Picture in an African Language.The Department of Arts and Culture congratulated the winners via a statement released to the media, “There is no doubt that this is a giant leap for African filmmakers to tell the African story to the international community and South African filmmakers are making their mark as important contributors to this continental effort.”The film was part of the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) six-part mini series, Shakespeare in Mzansi.Classic Shakespearean tales were used tell South African stories, with Gugu and Andile as the modern adaptation of the touching love story, Romeo and Juliet.The local adaptation of William Shakespeare’s famous book tells the story of two star-crossed lovers who find themselves in the middle of a volatile political environment set in 1993.It’s the year before the historic 1994 democratic elections but politically motivated violence is tearing up the Thokoza township, as a result of a bitter divide between the Zulu and Xhosa tribes.Gugu Dlamini (Dhladhla) is a 16-year-old girl who hails from a Zulu family while 18-year-old Andile Mcilongo, comes from a loving, attentive Xhosa family. The community sees their love as the ultimate insult to tribal loyalty and are vehemently against their relationship.While violence and politics tear through their community, both teenagers remain loyal to their own love. Their respective families ban them from having a relationship, a decision which only fuels the two lovers.As in the classical tragic tale of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, the two teenagers end up taking their lives, as they cannot bear the separation.Reacting to the news of the three awards, the film’s producer Bridget Pickering said it was well worth the sweat put into the project, “This is an incredible recognition for the years of hard work that the team put into developing the script.”Pickering said the awards were a testament to the team’s united spirit during filming, “Despite the challenge of a limited budget, the production crew and director Minky Schlesinger pulled out all the stops under testing shooting conditions in the Thokoza township in the middle of the rainy season to bring the film in on budget and still focus on creating a compelling story with strong visuals.”The Kenyan film From a Whisper proved to be another big winner, walking away with overall Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Original Soundtrack and Best Editing.Recognising African filmThe African Movie Academy Awards, or popularly known as the AMAA’s is currently in its fifth year.The 2009 awards were the biggest to date, with Hollywood stars including 2007 Academy Award winner Forest Whittaker, who won an Oscar for his portrayal as the notorious Ugandan leader Idi Amin in the film, The last King of Scotland.A-listers Danny Glover and Angela Basset attended the ceremony as honoured guests.The awards were conceptualised out of a need to recognise not only the stars of the film industry, but technical practitioners who work behind the scenes.According to the organisation, the AMAA’s are an “annual celebration of the brightest and the best in African movies. [The awards are about] class and style, blitz, glitz and razzmatazz.“It is the biggest gathering of movie makers across the African continent and the Diaspora.”Co-producer of the film Andile and Gugu Niel Brandt, expressed their appreciation for the awards, “The AMAA’s was a truly fascinating experience, with the selection of films exceptional, and of course the opportunity to engage with fellow filmmakers from across the continent is an opportunity not to be missed.“I strongly recommend that more South Africans submit their films to the AMAA’s in future years. We at Fireworx are certainly going to be using this opportunity to explore future co-production opportunities with filmmakers in Nigeria.”Do you have any comments or queries about this article: e-mail Khanyi Magubane at: [email protected] Useful linksAmma AwardsFire worxmediaNational Film and Video FoundationDepartment of Arts and cultureThe South African School of motion picture medium and live performancelast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Logan County family finds hole in farm field 40 feet deepA Logan County family made an interesting discovery in one of their farm fields this spring in preparation for planting. Lucas Yoesting, 15, was riding his dirt bike on his family’s rural-Zanesfield property when he noticed a large hole in one of the fields“It goes straight down,” said Sunny Yoesting. “You can see and hear the water below running.”last_img


first_imgWant the look of professional editing plugins without the cost? These alternatives may do the trick.The professional plug-in community has really expanded in the last few years, with amazingly powerful effects being created by small and independent software companies. The capabilities of these plugins is largely impressive, but unfortunately, the price is often out of reach for those that are learning or simply need the plugin for one project.We scoured the ‘net for some free alternatives to popular video editing plugins. They don’t have quite the feature set of their paid counterparts, but they’ll get you buy when you’re in a pinch.1. Alternative to Magic Bullet Looks: Download Free PresetsImage from ExitEditorialWhen it comes to applying color grades in your video editing app, you can’t go wrong with the Magic Bullet Suite. Using MB you can apply almost 200 preset looks to your footage in After Effects, Premiere Pro, and more. The presets are fantastic and provide unique looks, fast.  The Magic Bullet Suite can be purchased for $399 from RedGiant’s website.That said, there are a number of free color grading presets on the ‘net that can look just as good as the Magic Bullet Suite. Sites with free color grading presets include PremierePro.net, Studio 1, or Fenchel-Janisch. Even if you don’t love the end result you can tweak the presets in your favorite editing software, then save the changes as your very own preset.All of these preset options (including Magic Bullet) are only quick solutions. If you really want to get amazing color on your films you should try color grading from scratch. Resources like Color Grading Central, Tao of Color Grading, and TheBeat all great online resources to learn color grading.2. Alternative to Optical Flares: Create Your Own Lens FlaresVideo Copilot’s Optical Flares is arguably the best lens flare plug-in for After Effects and Nuke. With Optical Flares users can create custom lens flares while controling parameters like intensity, color, and shape. Optical Flares also comes with dozens of high-end presets that allow users to quickly add professional lens flares into their compositions. It retails for $125 on Video Copilot’s website.Using a combination of shape layers, blending modes, and expressions you can make your very own lens flares without Optical Flares. The following video tutorial by YouTuber Ch-Ch-Check It shows us how it’s done. The techniques outlined in this video tutorial can also be applied to simulate other light based effects like light leaks or colored lens distortions:3. Alternative to Trapcode Particular: Research the Effect Another great tool from Red Giant Software, Trapcode Particular is the industry standard particle generator for After Effects and Nuke. Trapcode Particular gives users added functionality beyond that of built-in particle generators. It can be purchased for $399 from Red Giant’s website.While Trapcode Particular can certainly save you a lot of time, it isn’t always necessary to get your desired look. Do a quick Google search to see if your effect can be accomplished using built-in effects and particle generators in After Effects (like Particle World). More often than not, you will be able to get a similar effect without needing to buy Particular – it’ll just take more time to create it.For example, on the Trapcode Particular homepage Red Giant states that Particular can be used to simulate realistic smoke. The tutorial below (created by Vox Lab) shows us how to create smoke using only native After Effects plugins and effects.4. Alternative to Element 3D: An Opportunity to Learn ‘Real’ 3DWhen Element 3D hit the market two years ago it was a game-changer for After Effects users. In short, Element 3D allows users to easily import and manipulate 3D objects in After Effects. Gone were the days of layering 2D objects in 3D space to simulate depth. Other features, like the ability to add textures and keyframe movement, make Element 3D a powerful tool that every serious AE designer should own. Element 3D can be purchased for $199 from Video Copilot.However, using other professional design programs – like Maya, Cinema 4D, or Blender – you can create anything that you could create with Element 3D…and more. If you don’t own Maya or Cinema 4D, try Blender. It’s completely free and updated regularly. While the learning curve is steep with these programs it is certainly worth it. With the Cinema 4D ‘integreation’ into After Effects, it’s more important than ever to be comfortable in that application. Additionally, it makes you a catch for potential clients and employers.5. Alternative to Twitch: Create Your Own Glitch Effect Twitch is an After Effects plugin that was designed to add glitch effects to your video. Using Twitch, editors can adjust various glitch operators like blur, light, and scale. Twitch can be purchased from Video Copilot’s website for $45.Every single glitch effect found in Twitch can be created with a little time and effort in After Effects. Using the wiggle expression, combined with various effects and free video assets, you can quickly create professional glitch effects without third party plugins. The following tutorial created by Georgiiou illustrates how it can be done:Know of any other good alternatives to popular video editing plugins?Share in the comments below.last_img read more


first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers After title win, Eustaquio eyes unification clash with Moraes Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ LATEST STORIES “Alaska’s always been family first, I will never get in the way of somebody taking care of something important with their family,” said Saturday.“I’ve spoken to some of you about him missing some practices but our rule is if there’s something going on with your family, it’s an emergency, you don’t even need to call me.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAbueva, who missed four straight practices with the club, was in game gear before the Aces took on the Elite but spoke lengthily with Compton before tip-off.Compton then allowed Abueva to leave to take care of the family issue. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “We’re a family-first franchise, it’s one of the things that makes me proud to be part of Alaska,” said Compton as his team won 88-84. “We obviously missed Calvin but the other guys stepped up in his absence and we’re just praying for him.”RELATED VIDEO Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Alaska Aces. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska head coach Alex Compton said the Aces are in full support of Calvin Abueva, who has been dealing with family problems, even if it means he could miss practices.The star forward left Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday even before Alaska’s game against Blackwater started, but Compton cleared that his departure wasn’t a disciplinary action.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more