50+ Senior Expo Makes Getting Older A Little More Easy

first_imgCommunity News 50+ Senior Expo Makes Getting Older A Little More Easy From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 12:30 pm Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things You Should Never Share With Other PeopleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Biggest Signs You Want To Be With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeauty 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. Make a comment More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Who said seniors can’t have fun? Thousands of California baby boomers are expected to flock to the The Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo this weekend to mingle with a crowd that knows exactly what they want. From free parking and admission to comedy shows and complimentary health screenings, the expo is a one stop shop for seniors to learn, laugh and enhance their lives.“We’ve found that when people get older, they really do care to live a healthy life,” explained Golden Future Expo Event Director, Toyia Moore.With over 80 vendors that provide a product or service for the senior demographic, this expo provides the resources to help attendees to be all they can be in the simplicity of of one big space.“It’s only once a year. What really makes it special is the interaction the seniors have with the vendors who really do go out of their way to have a interactive experience,” said Moore.According to Sal De Los Angeles, Manager of Community Education at Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles, a large population of seniors are simply unaware of resources that would otherwise go unknown.“One of the realities is that there are limited amount of resources in the community where people can learn about these types of issues. This expo is here to bridge the gap.”Attitudes toward aging have surely changed in recent years with the advent of the internet, cell phones and social media becoming a staple in the lives of many in the senior demographic.Local organizations far and wide have noticed the demand for seniors wanting easier ways to get informed.While many may assume that the “new-lease-on-life” mentality reigns supreme when dealing with aging, it turns out most seniors are just adapting to the times and are eager to get out in the world.According to the Director of Live Well Senior Program at Glendale Adventist Denise Miller,“Seniors are aging differently than they have ever before. They are savvy and ready to get out and get going.”The expo provides an avenue for seniors to navigate the healthcare system and perhaps open new doors to aging gracefully and stress free with the help of organizations like Glendale Adventist, American Heart Association and Blue Cross and dozens of others who will be administering free health screenings of various types.Most importantly, the expo is a place for everyone to have fun. A comedy show, makeover stations, prizes and many other activities are in place to bring the smiles all day long for this once a year opportunity.The Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo will be at the Pasadena Conference Center Saturday (May 7th) starting at 10:00 a.m.For more information on the vendors and list of events, visit www.goldenfutureseniorexpo.com Business News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

The demise of broadmindedness

first_imgA friend of mine was recently told by his economics tutor that “you used to be able to get a First in PPE if you were clever. Now, it’s more about how much you work”And this is not just whimsical nostalgia. Higher education is very different to how it was forty years ago. Very small and socially stratified institutions have given way to an enormous enterprise employing millions of people.This was partly on the back of government and partly the organic growth of voluntary education. It is propelled by the now almost universal idea of education as a social mobiliser. This mobility business is global, and relentlessly competitive for students, teachers and knowledge.This phenomenal growth has caused ever greater specialisation in modern academia. Chair in Byzantine Studies at the University of Indiana has become a realistic possibility. And with every extra post, the corpus of work in any particular subject ‘to be understood’ grows.So specialisation becomes more and more necessary. It is self-propelling. Despite the merging of many disciplines, combinations have become solidified very quickly. The result: The Journal of Historical Anthropology.Especially in the arts and the social sciences, we are constantly reminded of our academic niche. ‘Recent scholarship states’, ‘the latest paper’ and the Harvard reference system litter our work. They are the new rhetoric, the marks of learning.The quantity of knowledge needed within this self-referential system keeps disciplines contained. They are enshrined by the PhD qualification. By far the majority of interpretive work has been done in the last forty years, corresponding exactly with the expansion of higher education. “That’s not my period” syndrome is getting worse and worse.This specialisation is compounded by greater careerism in academia than ever before. This is the inevitable result of its enormous expansion. Career ladders are mapped out. Undergraduateshave to be ‘experts’ in a particular field to get onto a graduate program, which will, in turn, lead to the next stage, be it a doctorate or tenure.This careerism is confirmed by the lack of interaction between academia and the wider world. And the culture of specialisation grows. What’s wrong with this division of labour? It’s Adam Smith’s pin factory meets the University.We are more productive, and furthermore, people want to specialise. The division does not alienate us from our labour. On the contrary, I believe that unwieldy specialization and careeristindustriousness of bloated higher education threatens free thinking and a constructive atmosphere of general learning.It is impossible to stop specialization at higher levels of education, but it is important to maintain undergraduate study as unfettered as possible. You must be in constant dialogue with new ideas – it is the only way to achieve great thinking in young people.Their ideas can be honed later. Undergraduate education was traditionally seen as the antidote to more focused research as the rigid mores of academia did not apply. However, the tide of specialisation has seeped into undergraduate educational culture.Undergraduates are just inferior graduates – we cannot escape the enormous weight of established scholarship and we are drawn into the cult of specialisation as the foundation of the academic process. Most undergraduate degrees now include some sort of compulsory thesis. This specialisation must inevitably come at the expense of exploring wider fields.Undergraduate generalism must be shored up against the scale of mass academic specialization.I cannot help thinking that this academic specialisation and careerism is directly linked to the idea of meritocratic education. Implicit in confining academic disciplines is the possibility of testing ability.Undergraduate education is increasingly seen in functional terms, both within the academic sphere and outside. University activities, from a thesis on cultural imperialism to debating at the Union, are just a step towards greater things. Oxford was a sheltered and exclusive place before mass higher education.Greats covered everything from history to logic, and it was common to change subjects. Sure, we are no longer all gentlemen of means who can indulge in leisurely study but we have lost the benefits of the old intellectual breadth. The current system does not encourage us to follow general interests outside our academic remit.We work harder within specialisms that are increasingly dictated by the confines of professional academia. Especially in this age of overpowering mediocre specialisation, we must recover something of that generalism if we are to maintain our superiority.Anthony Cardona is a former President of European Affairs SocietyARCHIVE: 4th week MT 2005last_img read more

Auction Fire Introduces Want Lists

first_imgTo assist collectors, Auction Fire has added Want Lists to its’ free online auction service offerings.A Want List enables a registered user to set up keywords whereby they willreceive email notification should a new auction listing match their specified criteria.So for instance, if someone collects Harry Potter trading cards, they can set up a keyword phrase: “Harry Potter Card”so that they are notified every time one goes up for auction.The keywords can be as specific or as general as the user desires. The Want List may be viewed manually for matches in real time at the Auction Fire website.Email notification can be turned on or off for any of the keyword phrases independently.Another nice Want List feature is the fact that the email notification includes the item description and the photo (if available) so that the shopperneed not visit the Auction Fire website unnecessarily unless the auction is of interest to them.”We will continue to advance our technology so that we continue to grow rapidly and are recognized as a major player,” says Auction Fire Founder and CEO Aaron Bradley.”The reason for this latest software upgrade is that it gives us the ability to acquire more new members even when we do not currently have what they are seekingin our marketplace. The Want List encourages new visitors to join us so that they can potentially find what they seek at a future time, without having to constantly re-check our listings manually on a regular basis.”In addition to Want Lists, Auction Fire has also introduced “Watch Lists” which allow members to bookmark an auction listing so that they mayeasily check its progress at anytime quickly and easily.”We are working hard to make the marketplace appealing to shoppers and especially collectors. We understand that there are much larger venues available sowe need to be innovative in order to successfully promote our website as an attractive alternative,” says Bradley. “We are encouraged by our recent explosive growth,and have received numerous compliments from our current membership base regarding our superior customer support and quality of service.”last_img read more

Honduran Authorities Seize 400 Kilos of Cocaine

first_imgBy Dialogo May 09, 2012 On May 7, the Honduran authorities seized 400 kilos of cocaine in the remote region of La Mosquitia, in the department of Gracias a Dios, around 800 km northeast of the capital, the police announced. During the operation, “15 bales with a total of 400 kilos of cocaine were seized, in two vehicles that were intercepted in Plaplaya (in the department of Gracias a Dios),” the head of operations of the National Directorate of Special Investigative Services, Commissioner Silvio Inestroza, told AFP. He explained that, since the drugs were found in the vehicles, “it’s unknown whether they transferred them from a small plane or from a boat, and that’s still under investigation.” “The vehicle crews, who are from the same community, fled into a rough mountain area, and none of them have been arrested,” the officer regretted. In the remote department of Gracias a Dios, Honduran authorities have been destroying clandestine airstrips used by drug traffickers to transport drugs from South America to the United States with the help of locals, impoverished Misquito indigenous people. According to information provided by the head of the Honduran Military, General René Osorio, 17 airstrips have been destroyed so far this year by opening gaps in them with dynamite in order to prevent aircraft from landing. Osorio indicated that another 50 airstrips have been identified and will likewise be destroyed in the departments of Colón, in northwestern Honduras; Olancho, in the east-central part of the country; and El Paraíso, in the east.last_img read more

WHO warns some nations still face ‘long, hard’ battle with COVID-19

first_imgTopics : The Americas are the current epicenter, particularly the United States, which has the highest COVID-19 death toll in the world – more than 127,393.Ryan said the WHO was trying to verify reports of hoarding of medical supplies in the United States and wanted to ensure everyone had access to life-saving materials.Asked about a virus in Chinese pigs that a study said has become more infectious to humans and might become a “pandemic virus”, Ryan said: “It’s important to reassure people that it is not a new virus and is a virus under surveillance.”  Nations who fail to use every mechanism available to combat the still-raging novel coronavirus will struggle to beat it, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.”Some countries … have taken a fragmented approach. These countries face a long, hard road ahead,” Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing from WHO headquarters in Geneva, without singling out any nations.More than 10.5 million people have been infected globally and more than half a million have died since the COVID-19 disease first emerged in China.center_img Tedros said local flare-ups were inevitable as some nations began lifting lockdown restrictions. “But countries that have the systems in place to apply a comprehensive approach should be able to contain these flare-ups locally and avoid reintroducing widespread restrictions,” he said.WHO emergencies expert Mike Ryan told the same briefing the UN body planned to send two experts from headquarters to join its country team in China to establish the scope for a mission looking into the origins of the coronavirus.Heavily criticized by the United States and others for secrecy and a late response, China has said it was transparent throughout and would support an investigation once the pandemic is under control.While many have signaled a live animal market as the probable origin, US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have said there is evidence the virus originated in a Wuhan laboratory.last_img read more

New Sensation Brian Idowu Faces Sanction For Eagles Appearance

first_imgNew Super Eagles sensation Brian Idowu could be sanctioned after he opted to represent Nigeria.The Amkar Perm of Russia defender made his Eagles debut as an halftime substitute during Tuesday’s 4-2 win over Argentina and scored the third goal in an impressive comeback win for the team however the 25-year old could now lose his nationality status as a Russian because of that.Russia don’t support dual nationality for citizens meaning that he will have to sacrifice his Russian citizenship if he plays for the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a competitive game.Idowu, who has been vocal about playing for Nigeria at the World Cup, will first renounce his Russian citizenship before obtaining a Nigerian passport and that means he would lose all the benefits he enjoys as a Russian at his club.According to football rules in Russia, a maximum of six foreign players can only be fielded by a club at once in a league game.If Brian Idowu turns out for Nigeria competitively, his Amkar Perm club will be at a disadvantage due to the fact that they will lose a Russian citizen. Relatedlast_img read more

Back to back glory for England Golf ambassador Justin Rose

first_img6 Nov 2017 Back to back glory for England Golf ambassador Justin Rose Tags: European Tour, Justin Rose, Race to Dubai England Golf ambassador Justin Rose has claimed back-to-back titles for the first time on the European Tour to intensify the battle at the top of the Race to Dubai.Rose secured a one shot victory in the Turkish Airlines Open after a magnificent weekend in Antalya, shooting rounds of 64 and 65 at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort to add a Rolex Series title to his increasingly impressive CV (image © Getty Images).The Olympic champion sealed a superb fortnight with three birdies in his closing four holes, draining a 10ft putt on final hole to finish on 18 under par. That birdie proved decisive with South African Dylan Frittelli (64) and Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts (66) sharing second place on 17 under.Just a week ago the Olympic champion won the WGC-HSBC Champions in China, when he overturned World Number One Dustin Johnson’s eight shot final round lead.Rose’s victory in the sixth event out of eight on the European Tour’s Rolex Series was worth 985,495 Race to Dubai points and means he is now just 134, 839 behind long-term leader Tommy Fleetwood in the season-long contest with two events remaining.Rose commented: “I haven’t been in a situation where I’ve rolled in many putts on the 18th green to win a tournament and obviously the way things were unfolding on the course I knew that that putt on 18 was critical, whether it be for a playoff or it be for the win. It was a very satisfying putt on 18 to make when I had to.”He went on: “I’ve been very consistent this year. I’ve played a lot of good, solid golf and it just hasn’t converted into wins. Now I’ve checked that box and now it begins to be a pretty good year.”As an amateur Justin Rose was involved in England Golf training and has spoken of the contribution it made to his career, which has also included victory in the US Open.When he received England Golf’s Lifetime Achievement Award earlier this year he said: “I received so much help from England Golf through coaching programmes, representing my country and travelling all over the world to play for England. That type of experience was unbelievable at the time and stood me in good stead for my professional career.”last_img read more

Olympia Master Builders Golf Tournament

first_imgSubmitted by Olympia Master BuildersThe 2012 OMB Golf  Tournament will be at the Links Course at Hawks Prairie Golf Course with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start this Thursday, June 21st.  Cost to play is only $85 per player or $320 per team of four.This year’s Las Vegas theme promises to bring extra excitement to the event.  Come and see if you can win the new car from All Star Ford in our Hole-in-One contest!  OMB had a Hole-in-One winner in our 2010 tournament.  The odds are in your favor.Thank you to our sponsors:  Main Event Sponsor, Pro-Build.  There are still 3 Hole Sponsorships available.  Visit www.omb.org or call Regina at 360-754-0912 right away to register to play or sponsor. Facebook2Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Makeup Tutorial – Covering Up Dark Circles, Blemishes, and More

first_imgLearn about color from Merle Norman consultants.Concealer, for many woman, is the one make-up essential that they cannot live without. More than mascara or lipstick, concealer can dramatically change the way you look, but the key is picking the right concealer color, and then using correct application techniques.Understanding Neutralizing Makeup ColorsUnderstanding neutralizing colors is the key to effective concealing. Neutralizing colors are colors that appear opposite each other on the color wheel. For example, green neutralizes red, yellow neutralizes purple. Makeup concealers typically are available in three choices — green, yellow and lavender. You need to understand which color will neutralize the flaw. First, look at what you want to conceal. What color is it? Is it acne – red – or under-eye circles – purple? First identify, then you are ready to conceal.Covering-Up Dark Circles:Dark circles tend to be purple in appearance, so to conceal them you will need a yellow-based concealer that is one shade lighter than your natural skin tone. Yellow masks the purple and makes the skin appear brighter.Covering-Up Blemishes:Most blemishes are red, so use a concealer with a green tint. Due to the difference in color, do not use the same concealer that you use for dark-circles to conceal a blemish. Using a concealer brush, apply a stick foundation or cover-up stick onto the blemish. Finish by using powder to keep the concealer in place.FlawlessYour concealer should not be noticeable. If it is, you will need to change either your product or your application process.For expert training and application advice, visit Merle Norman in Lacey. Merle Norman consultants are available to match products to your skin type and concern, and then they will work with you until you know how to properly apply the makeup for incredible results.Madelin White, owner of Merle Norman Cosmetics, Wigs & Day Spa, also teaches a class for cancer patients called Look Good, Feel Better, where she teaches make-up application to camouflage issues that result from cancer treatment.Merle Norman Cosmetics, Wigs and Day Spa3925 – 8th Avenue SE, Suite FLacey, WA 98503360.491.4911 Facebook16Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

PBA: Phelps tows Phoenix past Kia

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoenix hardly missed the services of its bluechip rookie Matthew Wright as it whipped Kia, 118-105, in the opener of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Eugene Phelps had 33 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks while locals JC Intal, Cyrus Baguio and RJ Jazul picked up the slack in the absence of Wright, who is with Gilas Pilipinas for the Jones Cup in Taipei.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation MOST READ Intal collected 19 points and seven rebounds, Jazul had 18 points while Baguio added 11 for the Fuel Masters, who led by as much as 15.“Good start for us. We broke our losing streak from last conference which started with a Mahindra loss last conference,” said Phoenix head coach Ariel Vanguardia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Markeith Cummings, Kia’s second-choice import after its initial reinforcement Chane Behanan went a shade over the 6-foot-5 height limit, posted 31 points and 10 rebounds.Vanguardia also said Phoenix’s other rookie Norbert Torres will be at least four weeks due to a hand injury. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES Malacañang open to creating Taal Commissioncenter_img Soriano comes up big for Valdez-less Creamline, humbles Power Smashers View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more