Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Pasadena-based tech company NextGate will be showcasing this month new healthcare industry solutions that use facial recognition software – technology that until recently was limited to security and law enforcement applications – to improve record-matching accuracy among patients and increase speed and efficiency in their care.Using this vendor-neutral biometrics software, doctors at hospital emergency rooms and critical care units will have faster access to a patient’s medical history and decide on the best course of action more expediently.NextGate, a leader in providing patient and provider identity management for the healthcare industry, will be showcasing the facial recognition solution and other products during the Health Industry Information Management Systems Society 2017 (HIMSS17) Annual Conference and Exhibition, February 19 to 23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.With a live demo, NextGate will showcase the neural network (computer system modeled on the human brain and nervous system) and machine learning capabilities of the new facial recognition software as a low-cost solution that can be deployed in various patient registration and check-in environments, from self-service kiosks to emergency rooms.A company press release said NextGate will also be presenting its other customer-proven approaches to patient and provider identification, and interoperability solutions, including its Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI), Provider and Organization Registry, XDS (Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing) Registry, Event and Relation Registry, and its iDAS or Intelligent Data Aggregation Server.The live demo of the facial recognition solution and other NextGate products will be shown at exhibit booth 4003 during HIMSS17.For more information about the conference, visit www.himssconference.org.To learn more about NextGate, visit www.NextGate.com. Business News Pasadena Company to Demo Facial Recognition Software to Health Industry From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, February 6, 2017 | 1:35 am Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website More Cool Stuff Business News Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual 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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy
In a time of uncertainty, challenge, and change, Harvard’s dedication to the pursuit of knowledge and truth and its unwavering devotion to inclusion can inspire a better, more tolerant world, Drew Faust told the Class of 2021 on Tuesday afternoon during her final freshman convocation ceremony as Harvard’s president.“We believe in facts and in the power of human minds to ascertain them,” said Faust, speaking from the steps of Memorial Church while surrounded by students, staff, faculty, and alumni. “We are committed to education and learning as vehicles for human betterment and as essential foundations for democratic government.”Faust urged the incoming 1,702 undergraduates to engage with their classes and their professors, and not to shy from risk. She also encouraged them to connect with and celebrate the diversity of their classmates.“We are excited to welcome you, Class of 2021, because you are in yourselves a great educational machine — destined to teach one another — and, of course, teach us as well — because of the variety of who you are and what you bring.”Ifeoma White-Thorpe (from left), Anabelle Paulino, Hannah Pearce, Ines Pedro, and Yiting Yang savor the moment as the Class of 2021 is welcomed to Harvard College outside the steps of Memorial Church. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerThe Class of 2021 is made up of students representing all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands, and stands as the most diverse in the University’s history.Engage, debate, take chances, and “listen generously to others so that they may take risks too,” Faust told the students. She also encouraged her listeners to do something they might not be accustomed to: “admit you are wrong.”“It is the best way to learn and grow,” she said.Faust noted that the University’s longstanding commitment to diversity is being challenged by a lawsuit questioning Harvard’s admissions processes. That same commitment is being reaffirmed, she said, by a policy implemented this year that seeks to limit the influence of exclusive and discriminatory single-gender social organizations on undergraduate student life.Harvard’s goal of creating a diverse campus is paramount, said Faust, who emphasized the University’s commitment “to providing an educational experience that affirms the importance of every student at Harvard and urges students to learn from classmates unlike themselves.”Faust encouraged the new class to “[h]elp us to build at Harvard a model of how people can be enriched rather than divided by their differences.”“In face of proliferating incidents of hatred and violence across the country, we need to insist on a different way of being together,” said Faust. “Let us strive to be a model of unity at a time of fracture and divisiveness. We have never needed the promise of this University more.”Rakesh Khurana, Danoff Dean of Harvard College, told the students, “We have never needed your talents, your energy and your commitment more than we do right now.President Faust remarks to Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith as the band roars behind them. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer“We can create a community that measures itself not by trying to be the best in the world, but the best for our world,” he said.Michael D. Smith, the Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, returned to the simple advice he has given to incoming classes in years past.“You are surrounded by the powerful and beautiful things that happen when we connect ideas and when we connect people. So when you find that little voice inside your head comparing you to that fellow classmate across the room, I hope you remember these three words: don’t compare, connect.”Faust’s welcome to the Class of 2021 came a day after she sent a letter to President Trump supporting the aspirations of students nationwide. In urging the president to continue and defend Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Faust praised the program as a path “for talented and motivated students to pursue their education and explore meaningful ways of contributing to our communities and economy.”As in years past, music played an important part in convocation. The ceremony opened with “Fanfare for the Class of 2021,” composed and conducted by Nathan Wolfe ’19 and performed by the Harvard University Band. The convocation also included performances by the Kuumba Singers, the Harvard Glee Club, the Radcliffe Choral Society, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum.The event also included an invocation from Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, a welcome from Dean of Freshmen Thomas A. Dingman, and a student salutation from Marcus Granderson ’18, president of the Kuumba Singers.As the ceremony drew to a close, one of the newest residents of Straus Hall, Serena Shah ’21, cheered when Dingman acknowledged her freshman dorm. Proudly wearing her new Harvard pin, Shah, from Barrington, Ill., said she welcomed Faust’s message of inclusion and diversity.“I am really glad that President Faust brought it up,” said Shah. “Anything is a step forward in this arc toward inclusion, and I am really glad that she’s talking about it so that it gets us thinking about it, because it is really important.”
Carly Anderson & Jacqueline Hughes in the international tour of ‘Wicked'(Photo: Matt Crockett) View Comments Wicked love is a universal language! Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman’s beloved musical is heading to China. In April 2017, audiences in Shanghai will join all those around the world who have already experienced this enchanting tale of friendship. Wicked is set to have its premiere in China on April 11, 2017 at Shanghai Culture Square. The hoi polloi will continue through May 14.Wicked’s swankified international company includes Jacqueline Hughes as Elphaba, Carly Anderson as Glinda, Bradley Jaden as Fiyero, Steven Pinder as The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond, Kim Ismay as Madame Morrible, Iddon Jones as Boq and Emily Shaw as Nessarose. Jodie Steele will soar as Elphaba during certain performances. All performances are in English.In addition to China, the Wicked international tour will also play in Singapore, Hong Kong and Manila. The production will continue touring until January 2018. Wicked has already defied gravity in over 100 cities in 14 countries around the world, including Canada, Ireland, Japan, Germany, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, The Philippines, Mexico and Brazil.The smash hit looks at what happened in the Land of Oz from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” The Broadway production will celebrate its 13th anniversary at the Gershwin Theatre on October 30.
The Australian 27 August 2013 Unborn babies recognise their parents’ voices from inside the womb. New research suggests they are attuned not only to voices, but also to speech patterns.In a Finnish study, women in the late stages of pregnancy listened to CDs containing hundreds of repetitions of the nonsense word tatata. The recordings were interspersed with occasional variations in which the sound of the middle syllable was changed.After birth, the researchers measured the electrical activity in the babies’ brains while CDs of the same nonsense word were played. Compared to other newborns, they reacted up to three times as strongly when the word changed.The results suggest that foetal brains have “similar learning and memory capacities” to those of infants, the researchers report today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.“Our findings indicate that prenatal experiences have a remarkable influence on the brain’s auditory discrimination accuracy, which may support language acquisition during infancy.”This suggests that exposing unborn babies to language could help offset “language impairment” later in life, the paper says. “It might be possible to support early auditory development and potentially compensate for difficulties of genetic nature, such as dyslexia.”But the researchers also warn expectant mothers that noisy workplaces could disrupt their babies’ speech development.http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/babies-are-attuned-to-speech-patterns-while-still-in-the-womb-researchers-believe/story-e6frgcjx-1226704572558
Shirley June Shoemaker, age 46 of Connersville, Indiana passed away on July 3, 2019. The daughter of Joe and Lillie Shoemaker (nee: Sizemore) was born on December 13, 1972 in Hamilton, Ohio.She is survived by her daughter Kayla Robertson of Salt Lake City, UT and one sister, Mary Smith of Connersville.Private graveside services will be Monday, July 8, 2019 at 1:00PM in Maple Grove Cemetery, Brookville, IN.Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com
May 28, 2020 The tour says its events initially will be held without spectators and will be subject to strict testing protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic.The season has been suspended since March 8. It will resume with the British Masters in northern England from July 22-25 before five further events in the “UK Swing” across England and Wales.Four Rolex Series events have been rescheduled for October to December. They are the Scottish Open, the BMW PGA Championship, the Nedbank Golf Challenge and then the season-ending World Tour Championship from Dec. 10-13.The tour says details of other tournaments from September to November will be announced later.European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley says the Ryder Cup is still on schedule for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin pending more discussions with the PGA Tour. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The European Tour plans to resume its season in July starting with a six-week stretch of golf tournaments in Britain and running through to the World Tour Championship in Dubai in December. Two rounds of matches were played in the NRL in March before Australia and New Zealand went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.No fans were allowed into the 52,500-seat stadium in Brisbane because of strict social distancing rules. But at a bone-jarring collision between burly rugby players was broadcast across Australia to signal the return of contact teams sports in the country.Players and all staff and officials had to undergo heat checks before entering the stadium and strict health protocols were put in place on the field.___Bologna says a test carried out on a member of its staff who was suspected of having coronavirus has come back negative. ___Three players from English soccer clubs Blackburn and Fulham have tested positive for the coronavirus.Blackburn says captain Elliott Bennett was found to be infected with COVID-19 after testing negative last Friday.Bennett says he doesn’t “feel unwell” and doesn’t have any symptoms.Fulham says two players tested positive but did not name them. Another six remain postponed.F1 organizers still hope to reschedule those and hold 15-18 races this season, starting with back-to-back races at the Austrian GP in July.___The postponed Belgian Cup final has been rescheduled for Aug. 1. That is one week before the start of the league’s next season.Belgian soccer authorities say the match between Club Brugge and Antwerp will take place in an empty King Baudouin Stadium. The positive cases at the second-division clubs came after tests on 1,030 players and staff from Monday to Wednesday.The three players will have to self-isolate for seven days before returning to training ahead of a potential resumption of the competition.___The Hungarian soccer federation says matches in the country can once again be held with spectators in the stadiums.The announcement comes on the back of a government decree allowing the option amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: European Tour to resume in July in Britain Organizers are obliged to keep three seats empty between each occupied seat and no fan may sit directly behind or in front of another. Players and essential personnel on or near the field during matches must recently have tested negative for the coronavirus.The federation says clubs can decide on their own whether they want to play in front or fans again.Tickets for next Wednesday’s Hungarian Cup final between Budapest Honved and Mezokovesd-Zsory at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium in Budapest will soon be sold online.___Elite sports made a comeback in Australia for the first time since March 22 with the Brisbane Broncos hosting Parramatta in the National Rugby League. Club Brugge has the opportunity to secure a league-cup double after it was awarded its 16th Belgian title this month following a decision to end the current season prematurely because of the coronavirus pandemic.All sporting competitions in Belgium have been suspended until July 31. The new season is set to start on Aug. 7.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The club says that a “further, definitive test” will be carried out in the next few hours.The players will nevertheless train individually as a precaution.It would be the first positive case in Serie A since the teams started training in groups if it is confirmed. The entire squad would have to go into quarantine.Serie A has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league is hoping to restart on June 13.___ The Dutch Grand Prix has become the fourth Formula One race to be canceled this season.Organizers of the first Dutch GP in 35 years preferred to wait until next year in hope fans will be able to attend, rather than hold the race without them this time.The race in Zandvoort was set for May 3 and initially postponed.Race director Jan Lammers says “we would like to celebrate this moment, the return of Formula 1 in Zandvoort, together with our racing fans in the Netherlands.”The other races canceled were the season-opening Australian GP on March 15; the Monaco GP on May 24; and the French GP on June 28.