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Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Community News Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Laughs and More in Store this Fall at the Pasadena Convention Center From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, September 2, 2016 | 12:06 pm Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Gem and Jewelry Show Returns to PasadenaThe international Gem and Jewelry Show returns to the Pasadena Convention Center’s main hall from Friday through Sunday.The show offers an opportunity to buy a large selection of jewelry from designers, wholesalers and manufactures. The event is America’s longest running direct-to-consumer trade show.Show HoursFriday, September 2 – 12:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.Saturday, September 3 – 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.Sunday, September 4 – 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.TicketsPurchase discounted tickets online. Free admission is offered for all active duty military and veterans with a current military I.D. and includes immediate family.Chinese Comedian Guo Degang Revives Cross-talkGuo Degang is a major celebrity in China, he owns a string of comedy clubs and has more than 64 million followers on Weibo. He was also named by Forbes China as one of the 100 richest celebrities in the country. Guo is a comedian who specializes in a traditional form of performance comedy called “cross talk”. The style has undergone a renaissance largely thanks to Guo. As a result, the Chinese media have dubbed him “the savior of cross talk” for attracting young and middle-aged audience members. The show is one night only, Sat. Sept. 17.Guo takes the Civic Auditorium stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are on sale now and range in price from $58 to $388. For more information, contact Ping Ye at (626) 899-6866.AM870’s Titans of Talk Radio to Appear in Townhall 2016AM870 Talk Radio presents Townhall 2016 at the Pasadena Convention Center on Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. The “Titans of Talk Radio”, including Mark Levin, Dennis Prager, Ben Shapiro, Michael Medved, Larry Elder and Mike Gallagher, will trade takes on the future of America. Topics will include the Presidential election, ISIS and National Security, the economy and the future of political parties. Moderator for the night is Hugh Hewitt and co-hosts Brian Whitman and Elisha Krauss. Tickets for the event range from $25 to $150. For more information, call (805) 987-0400.Shin Brings Mondopop to Civic AuditoriumChinese language rock music returns to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium with the Shin Concert Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. The former lead singer of the band Shin, Shin is noted for his wide vocal range and extremely powerful voice, which is lacking in mondopop. Shin is also renowned for his high screams. His musical style includes heavy metal, hard rock, pop rock and mondopop. Tickets range from $58 to $298. The show runs for two hours without an intermission. For more information, contact Mia Li at (310) 941-6666.Cleese and Idle are “Together Again at Last”British Comedians John Cleese and Eric Idle are “Together Again at Last … For The Very First Time.” at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. Founding members of Monty Python, Cleese and Idle are among the godfathers of modern comedy, helping to pioneer an irreverent, absurdist sensibility that is emulated by comics around the world. Tickets range in price from $59.50 to $99.50. The comedy is suitable for ages 14 and up. For more information, contact Mills Entertainment at (518) 306-4333.Humorist David Sedaris Reads and Signs BooksHumorist David Sedaris appears one night only at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium with all-new readings of his work and a book signing on Nov. 15. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. Seders is the author of several collections of personal essays. Tickets range from $45 to $100. The show is recommended for adults over the age of 18. For more information, contact Innovation Arts and Entertainment at (312) 274-1800.ParkingParking at the Convention Center is $12 per day for up to 16 hours or $18 per day for in and out privileges. The subterranean parking structure is shared with the Sheraton Pasadena. The entrance is located on Euclid Avenue between Green Street and Cordova Street. Additionally, parking is available in several private structures around the convention center, these are operated by Paseo Colorado.Driving DirectionsThe Pasadena Convention Center is located in downtown Pasadena, off of the 210 freeway as well as the 110 freeway. For detailed direction click here or visit Google Maps.Metro Gold LineThe Metro Gold Line is a light rail train system that runs from Downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena. There are two train station within walking distance, (1) Del Mar Station is three blocks away, it is about ten minutes to walk to the Convention Center and there is a small hill. (2) Memorial Park Station is four blocks away, it takes about eight minutes to walk to the Convention Center and there are no hills on this route. Cost is $1.75 per person each way, students pay $1 each way.Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, +1 800-307-7977 or visit http://pasadenacenter.visitpasadena.com/. 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Ryanair adds new routes BUDGET carrier Ryanair has announced new routes to Kaunas in Lithuania and Manchester as part of its Summer 2015 schedule.And airline bosses are promising to deliver 125,000 new passengers, bringing the total to more than 825,000, brining 18% growth to the airport and delivering 825 jobs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The schedule will deliver 65 weekly return flights.In Limerick, Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs said: “Ryanair is pleased to launch its Shannon 2015 summer schedule, a month earlier than last year, with 2 new routes to and from Kaunas and Manchester, which will deliver 125,000 new customers and 825,000 customers in total, as we grow by 18% at Shannon Airport.. TAGSairportfeaturedlimerickroutesRyanairShannon Advertisement Previous articleJobs announced for NewcastlewestNext articleHuge jump in numbers on trolleys in Limerick Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsBreaking newsNew Ryanair routes for ShannonBy Bernie English – October 7, 2014 601 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live
The President’s Challenge finalists will receive $5,000 in seed money, will be mentored by i-lab advisers and alumni who are experts in the focus industries, and will have access to programming provided by the Harvard Innovation Labs to help them further their entrepreneurial ideas.On April 25, Faust will announce the grand prize winners at the President’s Challenge Demo Day. The winners will share the $100,000 award. In addition to the grand prize winners, three runner-up teams will also be announced.Last year’s challenge winner, RapidSOS, went on to raise $5 million in venture funding in the summer of 2015. Other past recipients of the President’s Challenge prize include venture-backed companies Mark43 and Vaxess Technologies.The President’s Challenge is one of three challenges that is being overseen by the Harvard Innovation Labs.“The finalists for this year’s President’s Challenge not only represent the best of Harvard’s entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, but have also put forth solutions that could enrich our culture and our lives for generations to come,” said Jodi Goldstein, managing director of the Harvard Innovation Labs.“Just as in years past, the President’s Challenge presents a unique opportunity for forward-thinking Harvard students to develop their venture ideas aimed at discovering solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues, including economic development, affordable health, food systems, energy, and education innovation,” Goldstein said.At 5:30 p.m. on April 25, the i-lab will present President’s Challenge Demo Day. The grand prize winners will share in the $100,000 award. Three runner-up teams will also be announced. Ten teams have been selected as finalists for the 2016 President’s Challenge, President Drew Faust announced today.The President’s Challenge gives Harvard students an opportunity to take their ideas and turn them into fully formed businesses with the support of the University and the Harvard Innovation Labs (i-lab).“The President’s Challenge shines a light on remarkable work that is happening at Harvard,” said Faust. “I am always struck by the diversity of talents represented on our finalist teams. Our students’ ideas and innovations transcend disciplines and fields, and exemplify our hopes for harnessing the extraordinary strengths that exist throughout the University.”Now in its fifth year, the challenge aims to catalyze student-led ventures to solve some of the world’s most critical problems. Specifically, this year’s finalists are aiming to make progress in the categories of Education Innovation, Affordable Health, Energy and the Environment, Economic Development and Sustainable Employment, and, for the first time, Food and Agriculture.More than 145 student teams applied in this year’s challenge, compared to 107 applications last year. A committee of 68 industry-expert judges, co-chaired by Provost Alan M. Garber and Professor Margo I. Seltzer from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, selected this year’s 10 finalists.This year’s finalist teams and their projects are:Aegis — the “Waze of Security” in high-crime, low-transparency cities, it empowers citizens and businesses to make everyday decisions.Astraeus Technologies — delivering the L-CARD, a low-cost lung cancer screening test leveraging radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and a smartphone.Girls Health Champions — an initiative that trains adolescent girls globally as peer health educators and health leaders.gomango — creates a network of intelligent refrigerated boxes, which helps the developing world move its perishable goods affordably.immersion analytics — a dynamic hospital surveillance system and institutional marketplace for essential clinical tasks.InspiringI — develops design thinking programs for India’s college grads.Memora Health — a Web platform for health care organizations that improves preventive care management and monitors treatment progress.Parachute Teachers — addresses the substitute teacher shortage by tapping into the talents of local artists and matching them with schools in need of substitutes through an online marketplace.SurgiBox — aims to improve access to safe, aseptic surgery in settings lacking standard surgical facilities, while making operations safer and less cumbersome for healthcare providers.Welcome Home — provides middle-income renters with simple, social housing, which counteracts the urban divide caused by exorbitant rents. Innovation for emergency calls wins President’s Challenge Related Smart response
Ruben Reyes Jr. ’19 has written numerous columns and editorials for The Crimson, poems and essays for literary journals and websites, and most recently a short story for the Florida Review Online.While that experience has given Reyes the confidence to call himself a writer, it’s also made it poignantly clear to the southern California native: Measuring writers’ success by what they’ve published says to writers who haven’t gotten published that their work doesn’t matter.For Reyes, that kind of exclusivity is a problem. Words can have power whether they are written by an author for a prestigious publication or they are sitting unseen on the laptop of someone who writes fiction as a hobby. To help change that disparity, Reyes recently launched a literary magazine that showcases authors from all walks of life who not only have stories to tell, but are empowered as the best writers to tell them.The magazine, Palabritas, means little words in Spanish, and features the voices of 34 writers who, like Reyes, identify as Latinx, a gender-neutral term for Latinos and Latinas.The multilingual magazine is off to a strong start in that quest. It features poems, essays, and works of fiction that challenge popular assumptions of what it means to be Latinx, including perspectives from Latinx communities that are often ignored, such as Asian Latinx, Latinx people living in non-Latin countries, and queer and transgender Latinx authors.“When I was thinking about this publication, access as broadly as possible was one of our main missions,” Reyes said. “In every issue, we’re aiming to publish people who have never shared their work publicly along with people who already have bylines in other literary magazines. [We want to] publish these people side by side.”,Reyes, who grew up in Diamond Bar, Calif., sees a space like the one Palabritas offers as crucial for growing a writer’s confidence. It’s also a place where Harvard students can explore working in publishing. Reyes assembled a team of 10 student editors and multimedia designers to put together the magazine. So far, more than 200 copies of the first issue have been distributed.For Reyes, early confidence boosts played a major role in why he kept writing. Serving as fuel for him was the community response received because of his columns in The Crimson and a Latinx newsletter (which he named Palabritas after) re-publishing an essay he wrote.“It really helped me think of myself more as a writer, as a serious writer,” said Reyes, who believes the craft can serve a larger purpose to heal, process real events, and think about the future.For Reyes, writing serves a mix of those purposes.“I just started writing down thoughts, feelings, and eventually those made it into full stories,” said Reyes, who first put words to paper as a teenager. “I wrote about angsty-teenage stuff — growing up in the suburbs, arguments with friends, uncertainty about what life would be like after high school, a desire to leave my hometown. They seem like petty concerns now, but they meant a lot back then, and I turned to fiction to work through them.”Today Reyes’ writing stems mainly from his identification as Latinx. He often uses El Salvador, from where his parents immigrated, as a foundation. The short story he published in the Florida Review Online was about a Salvadoran family dealing with an aging grandparent. An essay he published this fall in the Brain Mill Press was about discovering Salvadoran authors. He is currently at work on a collection of short stories exploring the lives of Salvadoran immigrants.“It influences everything,” Reyes said. “I think that’s why I’ve turned to writing to bring more dignity to a region and a people that I know really well because they’re my family, my parents, my grandparents, a lot of my friends here.”Through writing, Reyes is combatting simple narratives surrounding El Salvador and its people. With Palabritas, Reyes wanted it to do the same for all Latinx people. To achieve that, Reyes and his team opened submissions not just to Harvard’s Latinx community but worldwide. Eighty-five writers submitted more than 100 pieces (most in English but some in Spanish or both languages.)Standouts in the first issue include: an essay by Jasmine Hyppolite ’21, who spent a summer in Peru where she experienced racism as an Afro-Latina; a poem by New York-based Óscar Mosés Diaz reacting to President Trump’s announcement blocking temporary protected status for Salvadorans; and a short story about a kidnapping, by marketing and communications professional Santiago Jurksaitis, who was born in Colombia but lives in the Czech Republic.“What we were looking most for was to show as many narratives and versions of being Latinx as possible, which is why we made a big effort to include a lot of people who are often overlooked in popular conceptions of Latinx people,” Reyes said. “I think the first issue, for sure, is so much better for that.”Though Reyes, who is a concentrating in history and literature and applying for graduate school, graduates in May, Palabritas will continue to establish itself as a new space for Latinx writers and editors. That sense of community building was one of the key ideas behind starting the magazine, Reyes said. Harvard’s Latinx community, which is about 12 percent of the student body, is tightly knit. Reyes hopes Palabritas adds value by showing readers the power Latinx stories and words have, especially in seeing their own words published.“It took me a while to consider myself a writer,” Reyes said. “I’m convinced that all someone has to do to be considered a writer is write. One of my hopes is that Palabritas can be a supportive publication for people to share their work and become comfortable calling themselves writers.”