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Bloom Watch Continues for ‘Corpse Flower’ at the Huntington

first_imgCommunity News Bloom Watch Continues for ‘Corpse Flower’ at the Huntington By BRIAN DAY Published on Monday, August 31, 2020 | 11:46 am Top of the News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Community News Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty 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. The massive Amorphophallus titanum, also known as the “corpse flower” or “stinky plant,” at the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens grew 6.5 inches over the weekend, but has still yet to show signs of its rare and pungent bloom, which is expected at any time.The flower had grown 3 inches taller when measured on Saturday, and another 3.5 inches taller on Sunday, according to The Huntington. Another 2.5 inches of growth recorded Monday put the flower’s overall height at 36 inches.• Live Stream of ‘Corpse Flower’At peak growth, the plants have been known to increase in height by up to 6 inches per day.The plant “has been called the world’s largest flower, with a bloom that can grow to more than eight feet in height and four feet in diameter,” The Huntington said in a written statement. “It is a rare tropical plant native to the equatorial rainforests of Sumatra, Indonesia.”And it didn’t earn its nicknames with a pleasant aroma.“When in flower, it exudes a foul stench that smells like rotting meat,” the statement said. “For that reason, Indonesians call it Bunga Bangkai, which means ‘Corpse Flower.’”The flowers bloom only once every several years, and on an unpredictable basis, according to The Huntington. It lasts only a couple days.Once blooming begins, it usually takes several hours until the flowers fully open.To pollinate, staff then uses a paintbrush to dab up pollen from a male plant and applies it to the stigmas of the female flower.“The window of opportunity for this is roughly one day because on the first day after opening, the male flowers shed their pollen and the female flowers are no longer receptive,” according to The Huntington statement. “We do this to prevent autogamy, or self-pollination, so we can maximize the distribution of genes and maintain more adaptive genetic diversity.”The expected bloom will be the eighth at The Huntington since 1999. Most recently, people lined up to get a view, and a whiff, of the massive flower in July of 2019.The Huntington remains closed to the public to the pandemics, but a live stream of the flower can be viewed online at youtu.be/tm1MJD-Qq5E.center_img 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 Make a comment Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Ohio teen returns to football team after rape case

first_imgIn this July 31, 2014 photo, Steubenville High School football player Ma’Lik Richmond poses during the team’s media day at Harding Stadium in Steubenville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Herald-Star)STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio high school football player found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party two years ago returned to the field Tuesday with his old team.Ma’Lik Richmond played for Steubenville High School in a scrimmage against Cambridge, WTOV-TV (http://bit.ly/1lSi5IV) reported.Richmond and fellow athlete Trent Mays were adjudicated delinquent in the August 2012 assault on a West Virginia girl. Richmond was sentenced to one year in juvenile detention and Mays, who was also found guilty of using his phone to take a naked picture of the underage girl, was sentenced to two years.Richmond, now 18, was classified as a Tier II sex offender last August, meaning he will have to register every six months for the next 20 years. Unlike adult sex offenders, Richmond’s name won’t be included on publicly accessible websites, and he can request to have the classification removed later based on his rehabilitation.The school’s football coach, Reno Saccoccia, said Richmond returned to school in January and was suspended from extracurricular activities for the remainder of the year. He told the TV station “it was a horrible crime,” but Richmond completed everything the judicial system asked of him.“We don’t deal in death sentences for juvenile activity, and I just feel that he’s earned a second chance,” Saccoccia said.Ohio High School Athletic Association spokesman Tim Stried said it is up to the school to determine whether a student athlete participates in sports.The school’s superintendent and athletic director did not return messages from The Associated Press.Walter MadisonRichmond’s lawyer Walter Madison declined to comment on Richmond’s status with the football team, but said in a written statement that “Band, debate, and sports teams reinforce critical lessons meant to guide one throughout life.”The case brought international attention to the small city of 18,000 and led to allegations of a cover-up to protect the football team.A grand jury investigating whether laws were broken in the case brought additional charges against six adults, including Steubenville’s then-superintendent Michael McVey. He and the district’s former technology director have pleaded not guilty to charges including evidence tampering and obstructing justice.Charges against four other individuals have been resolved.___Information from: WTOV-TV, http://www.wtov9.comlast_img read more

Statistics prove Arsene Wenger alone has more PL victories than Tottenham as a whole

first_imgAdvertisement o9zsfNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs9f00Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec7v( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ayWould you ever consider trying this?😱7ssi3Can your students do this? 🌚cfn0xRoller skating! Powered by Firework In the recent years, the North London derby looks even and both teams fancy winning it but taking the entire PL era into perspective, forget Arsenal, even Arsene Wenger seems to be bigger than Tottenham Hotspurs.Advertisement Advertisement The stat may be weird to some but to the regular fan, it’s a testament to Arsene Wenger’s legacy at Arsenal.Sir Alex Ferguson stands tall and first in the list of most PL wins as manager with 528 wins. Second to him is Wenger. Harry Redknapp, David Moyes and Jose Mourinho take up 3rd , 4th and 5th.  Advertisementlast_img read more

Schools Open: Trinity Hall Begins Inaugural Year

first_imgMany area schools opened this week, including the new Trinity Hall in Middletown.The independent all-girls school in the Catholic tradition opened its door officially Wednesday for the first time. Girls from 23 towns in Monmouth County are students at the school.The first class, known as the Leadership Class, is will attend school at Trinity Hall’s temporary location of Croydon Hall, 900 Leonardville Road in Leonardo until a permanent location is finalized and announced.The founders have been working on this project for several years.“The creation of Trinity Hall has been an incredibly huge project with a tremendous amount of time and energy devoted to it,” said Victoria Gmelich, co-founder. “But to see the doors opening with our inaugural class has proven more than worth the effort. I am truly proud of all the girls and their families committed to our vision, and I look forward to them reaping the benefits of all that Trinity Hall has to offer, especially the expertise of the faculty and the innovative curriculum.”“After working on this project for so many years it’s hard to believe opening day is finally here,” said Mairead Clifford, co-founder. “I feel incredibly proud of all the hard work that has gone into making this dream a reality and grateful to those who have taken this historical step with us.”The school’s founders, Victoria and Justin Gmelich and Mairead and Sean Clifford, continue to work on Trinity Hall development. Despite the excitement of the first day of school, Victoria Gmelich noted that the project is far from over.“While we are off to a successful start we are certainly looking toward the future. We are working diligently to secure and develop a permanent site with all the amenities a top-notch preparatory school will need.”Trinity Hall is hosting open house events on Oct. 5 and Nov. 2. Interested families are encouraged to attend. Applications will be available during the open houses for grades 9 and 10 for the 2014-2015 school year.last_img read more

Kinrade once again must watch from the sidelines

first_imgKinrade has just played one contest during the preseason, a 4-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. The Nelson Minor Hockey grad logged 13-plus minutes in the contest. He was whistled for a two-minute minor penalty and recorded one shot on goal.Kinrade, 25, signed for the second time in as many seasons with Ottawaa during the summer. He spent the entire 2009-10 season with the Sens’ minor league affiliate in Binghamton.It’s in the American Hockey League where the 6-foot, 195-pound defenceman recorded a professional highs in goals (seven), assists (20) and points (27 while accumulating 59-minutes in penalties. Kinrade ranked first among B-Sens and finished tied for 14th in the AHL in plus/minus with a +27 rating.Kinrade came to the Senators as a free agent after four years at Michigan Tech University. Prior to playing for the NCAA school, the slick skating rearguard played Cowichan Valley Capitals of the B.C. Hockey League.Kinrade started his junior career with the Nelson Leafs of the KIJHL.Dundas, population 24,700 and part of the city of Hamilton since 2001, plays host to the NHL exhibition contest. The city also wins $100,000 in prize money from Kraft [email protected] By The Nelson Daily SportsNelson native Geoff Kinrade remains on the training camp roster of the Ottawa Senators but isn’t getting much of a chance to prove his value to the National Hockey League club.Once again the pride of Nelson was left out of the lineup as the NHL club prepares to meet the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday in the annual Kraft Hockeyville game in Dundas, Ont.last_img read more

Rebels, Leafs resume rivalry tonight in Nelson

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Leafs will look to snap out of a two-game Kootenay International Junior Hockey League slide.However, it won’t be easy as the opposition is the Murdoch leading Castlegar Rebels. The Leafs meet the Rebels in a two-game home-and-home series beginning tonight at 7 p.m. the NDCC Arena.The last time the teams play, Nelson shook off two-minute slide late in the first period, out scoring the Murdoch Division leaders 3-1 during the final 40 minutes en route to a 5-3 win.
Castlegar had not lost to Nelson prior to the recent win.A key to the Leafs win was the ability of Nelson to hold Rebel sniper Ryan Aynsley off the score sheet. Nelson slowed Castlegar’s leading scorer by continually pounding Aynsley for the duration of the game.The teams play game two of the series Saturday in [email protected]last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY MARCH 29, 2015

first_imgVEHICULAR TRAFFIC RE-ROUTED ON DERBY DAYThose wishing to spend the morning at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner on Santa Anita Derby Day next Saturday, April 4, are advised that Baldwin Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in order to accommodate foot traffic related to Santa Anita’s annual Derby Day 5K Run and Walk.Accordingly, Santa Anita’s Gate 8, which adjoins the Westfield Shopping Mall on Baldwin Ave., and Gate 7, at the track’s northwest end, will also be closed to vehicles during the same time frame.Those wishing to visit Clockers’ Corner Derby Day morning will be able to enter the track on Santa Anita’s northeast perimeter, through Gate 5, or on the track’s southern perimeter, through Gate 3. Gates 3 & 5 will be open for easy access to Clockers’ Corner beginning at 5 a.m. and will remain open throughout the day. Santa Anita’s main track will be closed for training at 7:30 a.m.Gate 3 is located at the intersection of Holly Ave. and Huntington Drive. Gate 5 is located at the confluence of Colorado Place and Huntington Drive.For additional information on the Santa Anita Derby and on the Derby Day 5K Run and Walk, fans are encouraged to visit santaanita.com/events, or call (626) 574-RACE. Doug O’Neill15920152313%$958,402 SHARED BELIEF SET FOR FIRST RACE OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA            Santa Anita Handicap winner Shared Belief will make his first start outside of California and have his first flight when he runs in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic on April 18.His previous 11 starts were in the Golden State, 10 of them victories. Only a horrid start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, where he ran fourth, besmirches his record. His longest journeys have been by van from Golden Gate Fields in Albany to Del Mar just north of San Diego.“There’s always that element of doing something new,” Hollendorfer said of “the best race horse in the country” and the champion 2-year-old male of 2013, “but so far, we’ve shipped him up and down the coast and he hasn’t seemed to mind.“Flying is different, but we think he’ll do that just fine also.” James Cassidy67981213%$382,290 Mark Casse57106818%$797,378 Felipe Valdez7811111314%$357,311 Gary Stevens9416141817%$1,495,818 Kent Desormeaux18232322218%$1,852,500 Jack Carava49610812%$197,850 Victor Espinoza16731322419%$2,024,226 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Elvis Trujillo20824272112%$1,396,250 Tyler Baze28537363313%$2,225,944 Peter Miller14226271618%$1,337,516 Martin Pedroza15916241910%$697,234 Michael Pender4668513%$187,080 Flavien Prat13213161510%$733,754 Richard Baltas741513720%$655,135 Mike Smith10121201521%$2,301,211 William Spawr4866613%$188,890 Brice Blanc5272413%$298,810 Thomas Proctor4876315%$529,778 Edwin Maldonado11715111413%$528,154 (Current Through Saturday, March 28) Steve Knapp3772319%$281,140 Drayden Van Dyke19322242311%$1,396,187 Jerry Hollendorfer15429202319%$3,207,292center_img Tiago Pereira1171491512%$456,532 Eddie Truman1961232%$258,790 Jeff Bonde3491426%$336,640 Steven Miyadi4085420%$249,180 John Sadler12217181714%$1,052,764 Rafael Bejarano25163353325%$2,903,706 Philip D’Amato6715111022%$695,090 Richard Mandella551191020%$684,616 Peter Eurton8214131417%$842,206 Fernando Perez1791524188%$763,098 J. Eric Kruljac5166712%$313,560 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Corey Nakatani11419111617%$933,348 ‘DANE’ AND ‘PHAROAH’ IN ‘NICE’ WORKS FOR BAFFERT            American Pharoah, the cleanup hitter in Bob Baffert’s Murderers’ Row lineup of Triple Crown contenders, worked five furlongs Sunday morning in 58.60 for the Arkansas Derby on April 11, while One Lucky Dane, flying below the radar until his mile romp by nearly 10 lengths last Thursday, went six furlongs in 1:13.40 under Rafael Bejarano, who rides the son of Lookin At Lucky in next Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby.One Lucky Dane worked in company with Whiskey Ticket, who was also clocked in 1:13.40.Santa Anita clockers caught American Pharoah in fractions of 23 2/5, 47 1/5 and 58 3/5, with a gallop out time of 1:10 4/5.“Pharoah went really nice,” Baffert said. “He just cruised around there. One Lucky Dane went really nice, he looked really good. He was finishing up nice, so it looks like the race (on April 19) didn’t take anything out of him.”Bad Read Sanchez, who figures to be an outsider, also worked Sunday, going five furlongs from the gate in 59.20 in company with One More for Doug O’Neill, who has won the Santa Anita Derby twice in the last three years, with Goldencents in 2013 and I’ll Have Another in 2012. Mario Gutierrez was aboard Bad Read Sanchez.“We got him in 59 and three,” O’Neill said. “He looked great, good energy, so we’re excited. It’s exactly what we were looking for.”Probable for the 1 1/8-mile Santa Anita Derby, one of six stakes on a blockbuster card next Saturday that includes the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks: Dortmund, Martin Garcia; Prospect Park, Kent Desormeaux; Bolo, Mike Smith; One Lucky Dane, Rafael Bejarano; Cross the Line, Juan Hernandez; and Bad Read Sanchez, Mario Gutierrez.In other Santa Anita Derby news:Jerry Hollendorfer said California Derby winner and El Camino Real Derby runner-up Cross the Line is scheduled to work a half mile Tuesday morning at Santa Anita where the son of Line of David already is bedded down.“We’re planning on running,” Hollendorfer said. “We’re going to blow him out Tuesday.”Juan Hernandez, the third-leading rider at Golden Gate with 53 wins through Saturday, has ridden Cross the Line in his last three races, two of them victories, and retains the mount in the Santa Anita Derby.The first 10,000 THOROUGHBREDS members in attendance at Santa Anita on Derby Day will be offered free an exclusive 2015 Santa Anita Derby Day T-shirt while supplies last. First post time for the 11-race program is 12 noon. Gates open at 10 a.m.Santa Anita offers a $750,000 guaranteed Late Pick 4 pool and a $300,000 guaranteed Pick 6 pool on Santa Anita Derby Day. Mike Puype99914139%$459,086 Mark Glatt7514141119%$589,942 ONE LUCKY DANE DRILLS FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY‘BELIEF’ SEEKS GOLD OUTSIDE THE GOLDEN STATEBALDWIN AVE. TRAFFIC RE-ROUTED ON DERBY DAY Ron Ellis57114919%$433,690 Martin Garcia12725161520%$1,814,830 Hector Palma2974224%$181,010 Joseph Talamo23424264010%$1,671,598 Bob Baffert9723161324%$1,894,852 A. C. Avila2572328%$208,298 Santiago Gonzalez12317142014%$742,174 Mario Gutierrez10391599%$469,894 -30-last_img read more

Working with High Frame Rate Proxies in Adobe Premiere Pro

first_imgImport and Interpret Your Footage in PremiereSelect the high-frame-rate footage you’d like to encode, and right-click.Select Modify > Interpret FootageIn the dialog box, under the Frame Rate tab, select the radio button “Assume this frame rate,” and input your desired frame rate.Click OK.Create Your Proxies Using Media EncoderNow it’s time to transcode your high-frame-rate footage into proxies using Adobe Media Encoder.Select the conformed clips in your Project Panel, and right-click.Navigate to Proxy > Create Proxies. Select your desired Proxy configuration. The Quicktime preset 1280×720 GoPro CineForm works well for most UHD projects.Select OK.At this point, Adobe Media Encoder will open and your clips will begin to populate the Render Queue.Once your clips load into Media Encoder, stop the transcode by pressing the red square in the top-right corner of the window. Do not finish the current job. Be sure to reset the status of the unfinished transcode by right-clicking the clip and selecting “Reset Status.”Next, select all of the high-frame-rate footage in the Render Queue and right-click.Select “Interpret Footage.” In the dialog box, under the Frame Rate tab, select the radio button “Assume this frame rate,” and input your desired frame rate.Select OK.Hit the green play button in the top-right corner of the window to begin the transcode.Check proxy status, and test your clipsAfter the transcode is complete, navigate to the Project Panel in Premiere. The proxy status for your transcoded clips should have changed. You can toggle the Proxy Status display in Premiere’s Project Panel by right-clicking the column headers and selecting “Metadata Display” and adding the “Proxy” display from the list.You’ll have to attach the completed proxy to your first clip (that was cancelled at the beginning of the transcode). You can do this by right-clicking this clip and navigating to Proxy > Attach Proxies and selecting the proxy created in the transcode.Interested in the tracks we used to make this video?“In the Light in the Dark” by Ferry Island Music“A Vibe Called Quest” by Sounds Supreme“Technology of the Future” by Denis“Street Signs” by Sound ForceLooking for more post-production tips and tricks? Check out these articles.The Audio Ramp-Up: The Best Transition You Should Be UsingThe 3 Easiest Ways to Cut Clips in Adobe Premiere Pro CCRoundup: 5 Awesome Editing Effects in Adobe Premiere ProIsolating Image Channels to Work with Chroma and Luma in PremierePost-Production Tip: Quick and Dirty Noise Reduction Without a Plugin Working with proxy files in Adobe Premiere Pro is easy, but high frame rate footage requires a few extra steps. Here’s what you need to know.With droves of mirrorless cameras like the GH5 and Fuji X-T3 hitting the market at affordable prices, filmmakers and videographers can shoot 4K at 60fps, and beyond. For these shooters, proxy workflows are a mainstay in post-production.Adobe Premiere makes it easy to create, attach, and edit with proxy files. For example, when working with non-high-frame-rate footage, the proxy workflow is relatively straightforward:Import your footage into Premiere.Interpret your footage (or use Premiere’s proxy ingest settings).However, when working with high-frame-rate footage you’ll need to follow some additional steps.Use this as a guide for organizing, ingesting, and creating high-frame-rate proxies for editing in Premiere.last_img read more

Face Your Fears and Be Uncomfortable

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now You only grow when you put yourself in situations that cause you to stretch beyond your existing capacities.It is the things that you fear and the things that cause you discomfort that stand between you and whatever greater success you seek.The most successful people are willing to be uncomfortable where others are not. It’s not that people who succeed aren’t uncomfortable or fearful at first. The difference is that they face the fear and accept being uncomfortable. By putting themselves in positions that test their willingness and their resolve.People who grow and accomplish their goals are willing to be uncomfortable for longer periods of time than others. They hang in there longer than most. And, they move from one uncomfortable situation where they gain new capabilities and grow to the next uncomfortable situation where they stretch themselves even further. Instead of avoiding discomfort, they seek it out.Fear of the PhoneMaybe you fear picking up the phone and interrupting people. There are others right now who face their discomfort because they fear the greater danger of failing in their role more than the outcome of any single call. Those who are willing to be uncomfortable grow and become more effective over time.Fear of Your Higher PriceYour higher price makes you uncomfortable talking to your prospective clients about the investment they need to make. There are others who lead with the higher price because they have gotten past the discomfort and now recognize that it establishes greater value. They no longer see it as uncomfortable and they no longer fear that conversation. They have a distinct advantage because of their confidence.Fear Is Your Lack of ConfidenceYou were uncomfortable with the idea that you are a sales person, so you don’t ask for commitments for fear of being “salesy”. The greater danger that makes you uncomfortable is likely a lack of confidence.The only way to be comfortable doing what makes you uncomfortable is doing it until it no longer has that effect on you.last_img read more

MacLeans release Canadas most dangerous places report for 2019

first_imgFort St. John is on a declining trend in crime as compared to last year when the Crime Severity Index was at 122. The Violent Crime Severity Index has dropped significantly when compared to last year’s number of 133.For the rank number, the highest number means the safest, while the lowest listed number means the most dangerous. The index is the number of incidences reported.Some of the categories include all-crime, violent crime, and youth crime.Here is how Fort St. John compares to other cities within the Peace.All Crime:Fort St. John – Rank #33 – Criminal Severity Index: 118Dawson Creek – Rank #16 – Criminal Severity Index: 148Grande Prairie – Rank #14 – Criminal Severity Index: 163Prince George – Rank #10 – Criminal Severity Index: 175Violent Crime: Fort St. John – Rank #36 – Violent Criminal Severity Index: 104Dawson Creek – Rank #31 – Violent Criminal Severity Index: 115Grande Prairie – Rank #20 – Violent Criminal Severity Index: 143Prince George – Rank #9 – Violent Criminal Severity Index: 167Youth Crime:Fort St. John – Number of Incidences: 4Dawson Creek – Number of Incidences: 0Grande Prairie – Number of Incidences: 3Prince George – Number of Incidences: 94Overall, Fort St. John ranks quite well in community safety and crime rates when compared to other neighbouring cities within the Peace.For further statistics and information, you can visit MacLean’s website FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – MacLean’s Magazine has released their annual report for Canada’s Most Dangerous Places for 2019 and Fort St. John is considered to be the safest city within the Peace.Each city, a total of 237 across Canada, was ranked based on statistics within various categories. Fort St. John’s Crime Severity Index sits at 118, with the Violent Crime Severity Index down to 104.last_img read more