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Offramp Gallery’s Fifth Anniversary and ArtNight Exhibit

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Top of the News Community News Business News Make a comment More Cool Stuff Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img It’s always good to know that local art is flourishing.Offramp Gallery is currently having its Fifth Anniversary Group Exhibition that includes work from critically acclaimed artists such as Lou Beach, Quinton Bemiller, Anita Bunn, Elaine Carhartt, Chuck Feesago, Mark Steven Greenfield, James Griffith, Edith Hillinger, Myron Kaufman, Nicholette Kominos, Susan Sironi and Patssi Valdez.The exhibition opened on September 8, and will run through October 13, with art historian Betty Brown giving an exhibition tour at 3:00 pm. On October 11, the gallery will also open its doors as a participant for ArtNight Pasadena from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm with a special performance by Michael Lewis Miller called Bucket List. There will also be live jazz courtesy of the Julie Miwa Quintet.“I’m really happy that this exhibition coincided with our first ArtNight, because we have 12 diverse artists, who do exceptional work,” says Jane Chafin, director of Offramp Gallery. “There are three or four pieces by each of the 12 artists. It’s a showcase for what we do here at Offramp. I really think there’s something for everybody in the show.”For the ArtNight performances, the Julie Miwa Quintet will be performing in the garden, says Chafin, “They’ve played here a couple of times and have been very well received.”Michael Lewis Miller,on the other hand, will be doing a performance called Bucket List. He wears a vest that has pigeon holes in it. He will engage the audience by having people write their bucket list on scrolls of paper and putting them in the pigeon holes. He will read some of them out loud and ask others to do the same. He wears a “ship voyage hat” with candles to light the way,” says Chafin. “And, he wears a cow bell to mark the passage of time.”Chafin and her partner, architect Chaz Alexander, started Offramp Gallery in 2008. With Chafin’s unbridled passion for art and Alexander’s unending support for her vision, it can be said that Offramp is the result of a true partnership.What sets Offramp Gallery apart from other galleries is that Chafin gets to know each of her artists personally. By understanding the stories behind each art piece and the process of creating it, Chafin has a deep knowledge and connection with all the artworks she exhibits.“We recently remodeled to double the gallery space and it allows me much more flexibility in programming. “Offramp is unique to Pasadena — it allows Pasadenans to view and purchase high quality contemporary art without having to drive to downtown LA or the west side,” says Chafin. “And it does so in an historical house and garden setting.”Offramp. Off the beaten path.Offramp Gallery is located at 1702 Lincoln Avenue.To find out more about Offramp Gallery and its exhibits, special events and artists, visit http://www.offrampgallery.com or call (626) 298-6931 for more details. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Photo Gallery Offramp Gallery’s Fifth Anniversary and ArtNight Exhibit Offramp is currently having its Fifth Anniversary Group Exhibition, and is one of the participating institutions for ArtNight Pasadena on October 11. FRANZ A.D. MORALES | PHOTO COURTESY OFFRAMP GALLERY Published on Friday, September 27, 2013 | 12:27 pm Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more


Nations League draw: England face Belgium, Wales play Republic of Ireland

first_imgGroup oneGroup twoGroup threeGroup four AzerbaijanArmeniaMoldovaKazakhstan ItalyBelgiumFranceSpain Group oneGroup twoGroup threeGroup four LuxembourgEstoniaSloveniaLithuania League D RomaniaIsraelHungaryBulgaria LatviaGibraltar Northern IrelandSlovakiaTurkeyRepublic of Ireland League A MaltaSan Marino England lost twice to Belgium at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, going down 1-0 in the group stage before losing 2-1 in the third-place play-off.Iceland famously beat the Three Lions in the last 16 of Euro 2016, while Daniel Sturridge earned Roy Hodgson’s side a 1-0 win in their last meeting with Denmark.Elsewhere, Wales are grouped with the Republic of Ireland in the Nations League for the second time in a row. Ryan Giggs’s side won 4-1 at the Cardiff City Stadium in September 2018 before securing a 1-0 victory in Dublin the following month.Scotland, who are due to face Israel in a one-off Euro 2020 play-off semi-final at Hampden later this month, also face the Israelis in the Nations League once again.Alex McLeish’s team lost 2-1 away in the inaugural edition of the tournament, before beating Israel 3-2 at Hampden to top League C Group One last season.Northern Ireland lost twice to Austria, being beaten 1-0 away before a 2-1 defeat at Windsor Park.What has changed in 2020-2021?Uefa has increased the size of the top three tiers to 16 countries – meaning each group will have four teams – and decreased the size of the bottom tier to seven.The teams who win each group in the top division – as England did last time – will go into the finals tournament in June 2021. The teams who finish bottom will be relegated to League B.Unlike the previous campaign, when everybody was qualifying for the Euro 2020 play-offs, only two World Cup play-off spots are on offer to the 55 countries.The best two Nations League group winners who do not qualify for the World Cup or play-offs through normal qualifying, will go into the 12-team World Cup play-offs in March 2022.When are the games?Matchday 1: 3-5 September 2020Matchday 2: 6-8 September 2020Matchday 3: 8-10 October 2020Matchday 4: 11-13 October 2020Matchday 5: 12-14 November 2020Matchday 6: 15-17 November 2020 AustriaCzech RepublicRussiaWales League C Group oneGroup two England will play world number ones Belgium, Denmark and Iceland in League A of the 2020-2021 Nations League.Wales will face the Republic of Ireland, Finland and Bulgaria in League B, while Northern Ireland are grouped with Austria, Norway and Romania.Scotland, also in League B, will play the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Euro 2020 play-off opponents Israel.The first group games take place in September this year, with the finals scheduled for the summer.Groups in full: Group oneGroup twoGroup threeGroup four Faroe Islands Source: BBC PolandIcelandCroatiaGermany Bosnia and HerzegovinaDenmarkSwedenUkraine NetherlandsEnglandPortugalSwitzerland AndorraLiechtenstein League B NorwayScotlandSerbiaFinland CyprusNorth MacedoniaKosovoBelarus MontenegroGeorgiaGreeceAlbanialast_img read more


Rolling Out Ribbons For Cancer Awareness

first_imgRoll Out the Ribbon’s Phil Villapiano greets Monmouth Medical Center’s Dr. Pardes at McLoone’s Pier House Thursday Sept 12, 2013.Tim McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch donated an upstairs banquet room, buffet and free drinks to guests attending Monmouth Medical Center’s Roll Out the Ribbons Cancer Awareness event Thursday, Sept 12. Did we catch you at this happy hour for a serious cause rocking to the music of rock/blues cover band VyntEdge?last_img


Everything Scientists Assumed About Human Evolution Needs a Major Rethink

first_imgDr Jerry Bergman, professor, author and speaker, is a frequent contributor to Creation-Evolution Headlines. See his Author Profile for his previous articles.(Visited 938 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 by Jerry Bergman, PhDSo claimed a new article in the leading magazine New Scientist by Colin Barras,1 who says,“the story of human origins is being rewritten. The past 15 years have called into question every assumption about who we are and where we came from.” The article continues:Until recently, the consensus was that our great march out of Africa began 60,000 years ago and that by 30,000 years ago, for whatever reason, every other human contender was extinguished. Only H. sapiens remained – a species with a linear history stretching some 6 million years back into the African jungle.Starting in the early 2000s, Barras continues, new discoveries added layer on top of layer of complexity and confusion to the story of human evolution. Discoveries including, “Orrorin tugenensis, Ardipithecus ramidus, and Sahelanthropus tchadensis, pushed a long-held assumption about our evolution to breaking point.” Genetic work led scientists to believe that the human and chimp lineage split between 6.5 and 5.5 million years ago. These new discoveries looked more like us than modern chimps, indicating our lineage must be a million or more years older than previously thought. (One who follows human evolution stories knows that these date estimates change almost fast as the weather in my home state of Ohio.)In 2012, revised ideas about how fast genetic differences accumulate forced another reassessment: the human-chimp split occurred between 7 and 13 million years ago, a range so wide that “guesstimate” is a more accurate word for these numbers. To confuse matters even more, earlier in the year, Professor Lee Berger announced the age of Homo naledi fossil remains from South Africa were a mere 236,000 to 335,000 years old. Then evidence broke that they were actually early members of H. sapiens, extending our species’ history back by a whopping 100,000 years.It gets so bad thatthere is no longer a clear consensus on how long hominins have walked the earth. Many are sticking with the old assumption, but others consider the possibility that the human lineage is almost twice as old, implying there are plenty of missing chapters to our story still waiting to be uncovered.Ardipithecus upsets The belief taught in most of our textbooks is that our four-legged ancestors were forced out of the forests into desert conditions due to a drastic climate change, then evolved to walk on two legs. This is called the savannah hypothesis. But then, a skeleton first discovered in 1994, dubbed Ardipithecus ramidus (“Ardi” for short), claimed to be 4.4 million years old, challenged that view. (The claim that with Ardi paleontologists had finally found the ‘missing link’ is a tacit admission that they hadn’t found it before, in spite of numerous claims otherwise.) Actually, the new debate is more often a question of trying to settle internal conflicts within the community of evolutionary paleoanthropologists.  The “true believers” in ape to human evolution keep changing their views with each discovery of new bones.When examined, less than half of the Ardi skull fragments were found, leaving much room for speculation and interpreter bias. Its brain volume was estimated to be even smaller than that of a chimp. Nonetheless, paleontologists have tried to deduce much from the skeletal fragments found (for an illustration, see Anthropological Musings and Concepts Blog). Although often described as relatively complete, the fragments are probably close to 20 percent complete when measured by weight. The hand and foot bones were found, which allowed some scientist to conclude that Ardi didn’t swing below branches or knuckle-walk. This suggested to them that the ape which gave rise to chimps and humans may not have been very chimp-like. Thus, the idea—now more than a century old—that chimps are humans’ closest ancestors, is wrong. Evolutionists actually have no idea what the putative ape-human common ancestor looked like. Paleoanthropologists are not even sure if Ardi was a male or female.Judging by its feet, legs and spine fragments, the creature was reasonably comfortable walking upright even though its discoverers claim that Ardi lived in a forest environment. But if that were true, it would mean that hominins began bipedal walking even before they left the forests – openly contradicting the savannah hypothesis.Lucy no longer our arch-grandmotherAfter comparing another find, a skull called K. platyops, with those of other hominin species, some paleoanthropologists suggested that it was more closely related to humans than to any known Australopithecene. This had the effect of pushing the most famous pre-human fossil, Lucy, to a completely different branch of the hominin family tree. Then, the discoverers of a claimed 6-million-year-old hominin uncovered in 2001, called Orrorin tugenensis, had anatomy more human-like than the australopiths. To the true believers in human evolution, this meant it was more likely to be our ancestor than Lucy. All of this research may well expel Lucy—by far the most commonly-presented evidence of human evolution found in the school textbooks—from its iconic status. Now, a recent find of a human-like jawbone dated 2.8 million years old, discovered in Ethiopia, seems to be shoring up Lucy’s exalted position again.In short, the paleoanthropology field is a confusing mess. Barras concluded thatAlthough weird bones have done their bit to question our human history, it’s the DNA inside them that may have done the most to shake up our evolutionary tree. With evidence of so much ancient interbreeding, it becomes far more complicated to decide where to draw lines between the different groups, or even if any lines are justified.Exacerbating the problem is that DNA often profoundly contradicts the conclusions arrived at by phylogeny (building Darwin trees by comparing morphological traits). This all has caused some paleoanthropologists to change careers and become stockbrokers. In that field, they will earn more money and can escape from the sea of uncertainty inherent in trying to read old bone fragments. Nonetheless, Barras is an optimist, concluding having “dug ourselves into this philosophically troubling hole, there’s probably only one way to find our way out again: keep digging for fossils and probe them for more DNA.”[vii]  So far, they have only been digging themselves deeper into the hole.2Colin Barras. Losing the Plot. New Scientist. August 26, 2017, pp. 28-33 (online article appeared August 23).Law of Holes: “If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.”last_img read more


Lobbying on in Odisha’s Biju Janata Dal for bypolls to three Rajya Sabha Seats

first_imgWith the Election Commission announcing July 5 as the date for conducting bypolls to three Rajya Sabha Seats in Odisha, hectic lobbying was under way in the ruling Biju Janata Dal, headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, sources in the Party said. Among the leaders vying for a Rajya Sabha ticket were: Former Bhubaneswar MP Prasanna Patsani, former Berhampur MLA Ramesh Chandra Chyau Patnaik, former bureaucrat Amar Patnaik and former Balasore MP Rabinda Jena, who lost the just-concluded polls. Senior BJD leader Prafulla Ghadai, who was expelled in 2014 and re-inducted in the run-up to the polls, was also one of the hopefuls, the sources said. Mr. Patsani, the former parliamentarian from Bhubaneswar, said, “I was assured a Rajya Sabha Berth after being denied a ticket to contest the Lok Sabha elections. I have full faith in the Chief Minister. He will make me a candidate for the Rajya Sabha polls.” Echoing similar sentiments, former legislator Chyau Patnaik also said he has been promised a Rajya Sabha Berth by the BJD president. The Seats fell vacant after the sitting BJD MPs resigned from their membership in the wake of their election to the Lok Sabha and the State Assembly. “Altogether, four Upper House Seats in the State have fallen vacant, following the resignation of MPs Achyuta Samanta, Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, P.K. Deb and Anubhav Mohanty, but the EC issued notices for three,” an official at the Assembly secretariat said. There will be no election in fourth Seat, vacated by Mr. Mohanty, as its tenure was about to end in a year, he added. While Mr. Samanta and Mr.Mohanty have been elected to Lok Sabha from Kandhamal and Kendrapara parliamentary seats respectively, Mr. Patnaik and Mr. Deb won the Assembly polls from Khandapada and Aul constituencies. All three vacant Seats are likely to be retained by the BJD, keeping in view the number of Seats the regional party has bagged in the recently held Assembly elections. The Naveen Patnaik-led Party has 111 MLAs in the 147-member House, while the BJP has 23 legislators, the Congress nine and the CPI(M) and an Independent one each. Two Assembly Seats – Patkura and Bijepur – remained vacant where polling will be held later. As one candidate in the Rajya Sabha bypoll would require the support of 38 MLAs to win, the BJD has adequate strength to secure all three Seats, the Party sources added.last_img read more


Pro Kabaddi 2019 HIGHLIGHTS, Patna Pirates vs Haryana Steelers in Jaipur: Haryana Beat Patna 39-34

first_imgPatna Pirates seem to have found form in the final stretch of the playoff race and are unbeaten in their last four games. Two of those matches saw them register convincing wins, scoring more than 50 points on both occasions.Needless to say, ‘Record-Breaker’ Pardeep Narwal has been at the epicentre of their midseason revival and he will once again have a huge role to play on Monday. He’s currently second on the leaderboard for most raid points this season and will want to lead by example against Haryana Steelers, while also hoping for some support in attack from the likes of Mohammad Maghsoudlou and Jang Kun Lee.As far as their defence goes, Neeraj Kumar – whose 11 tackle points against Puneri Paltan are still fresh in the mind – will be the main obstacle for Haryana Steelers’ raiders. Patna Pirates will also expect solid performances from Jaideep and Hadi Oshtorak, both of whom are proven matchwinners in defence.Phir ek baar hone wala hai Haryana se aamna saamna… ⚔Haryana par iss baar hona hoga haavi… uske pehle suniye Jawahar Dagar se, aaj ke match ki kahani. 🗣#PATvHAR #PirateHamla #VIVOProKabaddi pic.twitter.com/wOpMoRM2a3— Patna Pirates (@PatnaPirates) September 23, 2019 Haryana Steelers will be raring to return to the mat and put their loss to Bengal Warriors last time around behind them at the earliest. They are currently third in the standings and have their sights set on a semis spot with six league stage matches and their home leg yet to come.Monday’s contest against Patna Pirates could be a perfect game for them to get back to winning ways and they will take confidence from the fact that they have already beaten the three-time champions once this campaign. Beating Patna Pirates twice won’t be easy though and will require ace raider Vikash Kandola to be on top of his game. Prashanth Kumar Rai and Vinay, who was impressive in their last match, will also need to play supporting roles in attack to ease the pressure off Kandola.Their defence is filled with an abundance of quality options in Vikas Kale, Ravi Kumar, Sunil and Chand Singh, to name a few. Skipper Dharmaraj Cheralathan’s experience and leadership though seems to be what’s most important to their defence as was evident during his absence in their last encounter.last_img read more


2015 Queensland Junior State Cup

first_imgA record 210 teams will take to the fields at Hervey Bay Sports Complex this weekend to compete in the 2015 Queensland Touch Football Junior State Cup. Teams across 10 divisions, from under 10’s through to under 18’s, will take part in the three day event, from Friday, 10 July through to Sunday, 12 July 2015. To keep up-to-date with all the latest news and information from the 2015 Queensland Junior State Cup, please visit the following website and social media pages:Website – www.qldtouch.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/qldtouch Twitter – www.twitter.com/queenslandtouchInstagram – www.instagram.com/qldtouch 2014 Queensland Junior State Cup results10’s BoysToowoomba White 3 defeated Gold Coast (A) 110’s GirlsGold Coast (A) 3 defeated BMTA Red 112’s BoysToowoomba White 3 defeated Palm Beach Blue 212’s GirlsBMTA Red 6 defeated Toowoomba White 214’s BoysGold Coast (A) 6 defeated BMTA Red 514’s GirlsGold Coast (1) 5 defeated BMTA Red 016’s BoysRockhampton 4 defeated Gold Coast (A) 316’s GirlsKawana 8 defeated BMTA 618’s BoysRedlands 5 defeated Rockhampton 318’s GirlsCaboolture 4 defeated Redlands 2Related Links2015 QLD JSClast_img read more


8 days agoMirallas blasts ex-Everton boss Allardyce: He doesn’t know football!

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Mirallas blasts ex-Everton boss Allardyce: He doesn’t know football!by Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Everton winger Kevin Mirallas does not have too many good memories of Sam Allardyce.The veteran manager was in charge of Everton for a short period a few seasons ago, where he stabilised the club for a top half finish.But many fans were unhappy at Allardyce’s negative tactics, and Mirallas does not recall the period too fondly.”[Former Everton bosses Roberto] Martinez and [Ronald] Koeman wanted to play football but after, there was Allardyce,” Mirallas told The Athletic.”I don’t know if he even knew football because he only spent five minutes on the pitch in training. “Nobody knows this, but it’s true. “That’s difficult. You have to pick players at the weekend but you don’t watch training.”I only stayed for one month while he was there but I spoke to some players and they told me it was very difficult. “It’s true he won a lot of games, but they didn’t enjoy it.” last_img read more


Video: Roy Williams Dabbed In The Locker Room After Beating Duke

first_imgRoy Williams dabs in the locker room.Roy Williams DabWhen you beat your rival on the road and clinch the seventh ACC regular season title in your tenure as head coach, there’s only one thing you can do: dab. North Carolina head coach Roy Williams did his best Cam Newton impression and broke out his dab in the post-game locker room tonight, much to the delight of his players. Not bad, Roy. That’s one thing we can’t see coach K doing.last_img


Alberta leaders renew attacks on final full day of election campaign

first_imgSHERWOOD PARK, Alta. — A day before Alberta voters go to the polls, United Conservative Leader Jason Kenney and the NDP’s Rachel Notley traded attacks over the pipeline issue that has come to define the campaign.“Just one more sleep, one more day before Albertans have an opportunity to vote for change that gets our province back to work and that gets Alberta back on track,” Kenney told cheering supporters outside a campaign office in Sherwood Park, east of Edmonton, on Monday.Kenney, Notley and all other parties knocked on doors and rallied supporters one last time before voting day on Tuesday.In Calgary, Notley donned a hard hat and work boots to tour a pipe fabrication yard.“Through patient and determined action, we have built a durable national consensus on the need for pipelines,” she said.“A strong and growing majority of Canadians support Alberta pipelines, including in British Columbia. And I intend to keep it that way.”She said she’s expecting a federal green light next month for the stalled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, which would move oilsands crude to the West Coast for export.Kenney has spent much of the campaign criticizing Notley for what he calls her failure to deliver on a pipeline and her failed collaboration with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on energy and climate policy.He has said that if elected, he would set up an Alberta government “war room” to go after pipeline critics in real time and file several legal actions.In Sherwood Park, Kenney reiterated that Job 1 of his government would be to proclaim into law a bill passed by the Notley government giving the province the power to reduce oil exports to B.C. if it continues to impede progress on Trans Mountain.“What we will no longer tolerate are politicians and governments benefiting from our hard work and our resource wealth while doing everything they can to block that wealth and not allow us to achieve our economic potential,” said Kenney.Notley said Kenney’s stance puts the pipeline in jeopardy.“Mr. Kenny is prepared to mess it all up so that he can make headlines. It’s risky. It’s wrong for Alberta,” she said.Notley ridiculed Kenney’s promise to turn off the taps to B.C., saying the province is currently not the major roadblock to Trans Mountain. Rather, the expansion was delayed last year because the Federal Court of Appeal ordered more Indigenous consultation and study into the impact on marine life.“Unless he thinks he’s got one particular judge that he’s going to somehow pull back on their access to gas … it’s just not connected to the real problem,” she said.“And he knows it, but he’s just playing games. It’s irresponsible and Albertans deserve better than that.”Also Monday, Kenney addressed the issue of his Calgary-East candidate Peter Singh. Mounties raided Singh’s auto-repair shop last week and confiscated a computer hard drive and other items.Singh has said he has done nothing wrong.Kenney told reporters that while he has not talked with Singh, he understands police are dealing not with Singh’s son, not Singh.“I’ve learned nothing more than what I’ve read in the media,” said Kenney.“As far as I know, he (Singh) hasn’t been accused of anything.”— With files from Lauren Krugel in CalgaryDean Bennett, The Canadian Presslast_img read more