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Harriet St.Pasadena home owner Eugene HutchinsThe current resident, Eugene Hutchins discovered the home he purchased a few years back actually belonged to a real hero in the late Lt. Goodall. In honor of the pilot, Hutchins started a campaign to commemorate Lt. Goodall on what used to be the property he once owned.The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps (AAC). The pilots, trained at the Tuskegee Army Air Field in Alabama, flew more than 15,000 missions in Europe and North Africa during World War II. Their impressive performance earned them more than 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses, and helped encourage the eventual integration of the U.S. armed forces.Lt. Goodall entered the U.S. Army Air Corps at Tuskegee in February 1943. In October 1944, he graduated as a multi-engine pilot and became part of the Tuskegee Airmen. He was among 60 African-American officers arrested for trying to peacefully integrate an all-white officers’ club, which came to be known as the Freeman Field Mutiny. The mutiny was an important step toward full integration of all U.S. armed forces worldwide in June 1949, and served as a model for later Civil Rights efforts to integrate public facilities.“Attention must be paid to the accomplishments and civil rights achieved,” said Hutchins. “It’s going really well and we’ve been fortunate that a plaque is being completed as we speak.”The First AME Gospel Choir and two Tuskegee Airmen will be on hand for the ceremony. The event also serves to commemorate Black History Month.Lt. Goodall’s grandson, Antuan Goodall, will also speak at the event and Mr. Goodall favorite Pastor, Rev. Yvonne Williams Boyd, will also speak.Lt. Goodall was previously honored by The Pasadena and Altadena Branches of the NAACP with their Rosa Parks Legacy Award in 2010 and the Italian Post Office at 281 East Colorado Blvd in Pasadena was named in his honor.Hutchins said the event is shaping up nicely with music and entertainment as well as some special guests who will be on hand, including real Tuskegee Airmen from World War II, Jerry Hodges and the 100-year-old Ted Lumkin.“Lieutenant Goodall lived in my house for more than 50 years,” Hutchins said. “I hope this is the beginning of a historic journey that honors the contributions of African Americans in Altadena and in our community.”Hutchins said he didn’t know who had been living in the home when he bought it.“I didn’t know who lived in the house prior to me,” he said. “It wasn’t until I spoke to the neighbors that I learned.”Hutchins is managing director of Barak Ballet in Santa Monica.He credited several organizations for chipping in to make the dream of honoring Goodall a reality. He said Mark Mariscal of the Rotary Club of Altadena played a major role in getting the ball rolling on the cause.Additional contributors include Altadena Community Garden, Altadena Heritage, Altadena Libraries, Altadena Town Council, Day One, Los Angeles Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc., Outward Bound Adventures, Rhythms of the Village, Side Street Project, and individual contributors.“It’s very exciting,” Hutchins said. “One of the things I’m excited about is we have the First AME Gospel Choir performing. It’s going to be a wonderful day and people will learn about the Tuskegee Airmen, Lt. Goodall and learn about our local history.” Community News Tuskegee Airman Lt. Oliver Goodall Finally Gets His Honors – At His Home in Altadena By DONNA BALANCIA Published on Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 5:14 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday
“In addition to that, in this era of political change we believe that currency markets will be increasingly [more] volatile over the next few years rather than less,” Sharples said.As a result, DC schemes should give currency hedging serious consideration and take action if necessary.In its paper, Aon Hewitt said it believed hedging foreign currency exposure back to sterling would generally dampen overall portfolio volatility over the medium term, though the risk reduction benefits may not be so significant for long-term investors.The consultancy recommended hedging the full currency risk for asset classes with relatively stable underlying values, such as overseas bonds or absolute return strategies. Investors should take a pragmatic approach with asset classes such as equity, hedging half of the currency risk. Among things that trustees needed to think about was whether to make a strategic decision for the long term or a tactical decision for the medium term, Aon said.“Clearly a tactical decision requires ongoing monitoring and periodic adjustment, which increases the required governance capacity, and may also increase tracking error which would require careful communication with members,” the firm said. “Following the recent depreciation of sterling, we believe the pound has fallen to a level sufficient for trustees to consider whether to introduce a strategic currency hedge, if not already in place,” it said.Aon Hewitt cautioned that trustees should consider their scheme’s specific circumstances and investment beliefs to make sure currency hedging cut their risk enough to justify the extra cost. UK defined contribution (DC) pension schemes should consider using currency hedging to protect members as they become more globally diverse, according to a new paper.Consultancy Aon Hewitt said in a paper on currency hedging and DC pension schemes that currency movements could have a significant impact on portfolio volatility and, at times, can dominate returns. Joanna Sharples, principal consultant at Aon Hewitt, said: “With DC schemes increasingly exploring investment options on a global basis and using overseas assets both to seek returns and to diversify, it is inevitable that there is the potential for members to be more exposed to exchange-rate fluctuations.”This meant schemes faced the dilemma of how to protect themselves against adverse currency movements.
FILE PHOTO; Maurizio SarriManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola and Maurizio Sarri share a mutual admiration and style of play, but as Chelsea visit Manchester City on Sunday, Sarri is also following Guardiola’s experience of a difficult first year in England. “Sometimes you need more time but I think the season from Chelsea is exceptional.”‘There is a gap’Unfortunately for Sarri he may not be allowed the time Guardiola was afforded given the lengths City went to secure his signature and also the trigger happy culture at Chelsea under Roman Abramovich.“We need to work. Guardiola is in his third season in the Premier League, (Liverpool manager, Jurgen) Klopp his fourth or fifth,” said Sarri on Friday.“You have to be more competitive in the market or you need to work. We have to work and try to reduce the gap because at the moment there is a gap.”The reference to the transfer market may prove another significant difference.Guardiola was allowed over £250 million ($323 million) in transfer fees alone to transform his squad for last season on the likes of Ederson, Kyle Walker, Aymeric Laporte, Bernardo Silva.Sarri is unlikely to be handed that sort of war chest to work with, but the former Napoli boss does finally have the striker he wanted after being reunited with Gonzalo Higuain in January.The Argentine made an instant impact with his first two goals in just his second Premier League appearance in a 5-0 thrashing of Huddersfield last weekend to right the Chelsea ship after the Bournemouth debacle.Higuain should not only add much needed firepower and a focal point to a Chelsea attack that had become toothless, but his presence also allows Eden Hazard to return to his preferred role on the left of the attack, from where he also scored twice against Huddersfield.“He’s very useful for Eden and they are really very suitable to play together,” added Sarri.Should Higuain and Hazard continue to hit it off, it will give Sarri some badly needed breathing space to try and follow Guardiola’s lead by coming good in his second season. Share on: WhatsApp Long forgotten now after romping to the Premier League with a record 100 points last season, City suffered some serious growing pains in Guardiola’s debut campaign.Despite preparing for the Catalan’s arrival for years with the hire of his former Barcelona colleagues Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain, City scraped into the top four in 2016/17 by just three points thanks to winning their final four league games.Sarri acknowledged on Friday a return to Champions League football next season is Chelsea’s target with a 12-point gap to City and Liverpool too big to bridge for the title.The Blues enter the weekend holding onto fourth by two points from a surging Manchester United with Arsenal just a point further back.That lead could be gone by kick-off at the Etihad, though, with United and Arsenal visiting the bottom two sides in the division Fulham and Huddersfield respectively on Saturday.Yet, hope does exist for Chelsea should Sarri learn the same lessons Guardiola did after his first experience of the harsh winter months in English football.Sarri did not suffer defeat for his first 18 games in charge until late November.A run of five losses in 12 Premier League matches, most notably a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Bournemouth last month, has since taken the shine off the Italian’s reputation.Guardiola won his first 10 games in all competitions as City boss before things started to unravel.A 2-0 win at Everton on Wednesday night that took City back to the top of the table on goal difference came almost two years to the day since his side were thrashed 4-0 at Goodison Park.“People believe we arrive with good players, good clubs and everything immediately must work,” said Guardiola on Friday of Sarri’s current predicament.
Brand South Africa and Brand Ghana will be meeting in Ghana’s capital, Accra, to discuss ways of making Africa more globally competitive. (Image: Walter Callens, Retlaw Snellac Photography) Shamin ChibbaAfrica did not show much improvement on the 2014 World Competitiveness Index, compiled by the World Economic Forum (WEF); in fact, indicators showed the continent had been floundering. It is with this in mind that Brand South Africa and Brand Ghana will meet in Accra on Wednesday, 26 November, where they will talk about ways to build competitive African nation brands.In attendance will be Ghanaian government members, business people, students and civil society as well as South African business people with operations in Ghana. Among the speakers will be South African communications minister, Faith Muthambi, and Ghanaian trade and industry minister, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah.The dialogue will look at how a country’s citizens, economic opportunities, governance and infrastructure can help to develop a nation’s brand, and how people of both countries can be encouraged to think of ways to build competitive nation brands.According to Brand South Africa, active citizenship is needed to make democracy and development flourish. “The state cannot merely act on behalf of the people – it has to act with the people, working together with other institutions to provide opportunities for the advancement of all communities,” it explains.The dialogue will tie in with South Africa Incorporated, the research project Brand South Africa is conducting. Research manager Petrus de Kock is in Ghana to find out what its people think about South Africa. Ghana’s economic contrastsUnlike South Africa, which fell three places from 53rd to 56th in the global forum’s competitiveness index, Ghana rose from 114th in 2013 to 111th this year. This was due to slight improvements in its macroeconomic indicators, said the WEF. Its government efficiency is high, property rights are strong, and its financial and goods markets are relatively well developed.However, Ghana’s education continues to be poor compared to international standards, labour markets are inefficient and the country does not harness new technology to enhance productivity.In recent years, trade between the two countries has grown significantly: South African exports increased from less than R1-billion in 1998 to over R3-billion in 2009, as imports from Ghana increased. In the years 2008 to 2013, bilateral trade rose from $32-million to $60.9-million.Exports include vehicles, machinery, mechanical appliances, electrical equipment, base metals, aircraft, vessels and associated products. There are more than 80 South African companies registered in Ghana.
At this year’s NAB Show, full frame filmmakers found out what they should expect from Canon’s new C700 FF. Here’s what we know.All images via Canon.NAB 2018 certainly attracts the big guns from some of the best digital camera makers in the game. Not to be outdone by their competitors, Canon has unveiled their new much-hyped digital full frame offering: the Canon C700 FF. While the camera has been announced for some time, it’s finally on the floor and getting some pretty rave reviews.Here’s everything you need to know about this new offering.Full Frame CMOS SensorSo, as the FF name would imply, the C700 FF is full frame (38.1 x 20.1mm) and supports readouts at Super 35mm, Super 16mm, anamorphic modes, and full size. The CMOS sensor is 17×9 and can record at nearly 6K-5.9K (5925 x 3140). The new full frame sensor also offers a broader range of tonality and lower noise. It can also exceed 15 stops of dynamic range, which should yield more natural skin tones and greater cinematic grading.Oversampling 4K ProcessingAlong with the new full frame CMOS sensor, the Canon C700 FF also uses a new “high-quality debayering algorithm” for its oversampling 5.9K in 4K, UHD, 2K, and FHD recording. This reduces graininess and moiré for higher-quality video recording compared to native 4K image capture.Other FeaturesIn many ways, the C700 FF is the same camera as the C700 in terms of features and looks (you can’t distinguish between the two on the NAB floor). However, this just means that the original C700 capabilities are now available full frame, like the 5.9K RAW 60p recording (72fps at 2K crop and up to 168fps). Both EP and PL mount models are now available with the EF mount option, including Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus tech.Here are some more tech and specs:Built-in ND filters5.9K full frame CMOS sensorNew sensor modes: full frame, Super 35mm, and Super 16mm15-stops dynamic rangeGreater range of lens optionsDual Pixel CMOS AF system with Canon EF mountSupports Canon Cinema RAW, ProRes and XF-AVCCost: $33,000And for more NAB 2018 coverage, check out these other great articles:NAB 2018: Blackmagic is Releasing A New Pocket Cinema CameraNAB 2018 Announcement: The Sony FS5 Gets an UpdateNAB 2018: Blackmagic Announces DaVinci Resolve 15NAB 2018: SmallHD Unveils 5 New Focus MonitorsNAB 2018: LaCie’s Rugged Hard Drive Gets Tougher
Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Before I go to see a movie, I normally read the review in the New York Times. They have smart reviews, and I always learn something.Then I look at Rotten Tomatoes to see what the reviews there say. Rotten Tomatoes has two scores, the critic’s score and the viewer’s score. The critics score is always way lower than the score of the civilians, the people who went to see the movie because they wanted to see it. Sometimes the two scores are so far apart that you might easily believe they didn’t see the same movie. They didn’t.Critics are paid to be critical. Some people who believe themselves to be critics take their payment in the form of significance or importance (see Yelp). They both watch the movie from the same place, a place of judgment, a place of discovering what is wrong with the movie, rarely looking for what is right.Creating For CriticsThere are some who create to please the critics. They want to be recognized by the establishment, the people who they believe to be invested with the authority to pass judgment and sort the wheat from the chaff, the worthy from the unworthy. They want to be told that their work is good by people whose judgment they somehow believe increases their worth. They need acceptance.Creating For Your AudienceBut there are others who create because they are creators. They don’t create to try to please anyone other than themselves. They do their work because it brings them joy and satisfaction, and they hope that it is appreciated by the people it is designed to serve, the audience. They don’t create with the critics in mind because they aren’t trying to please the critics.You don’t play for the critics. You play for the audience. You don’t create in hopes that someone will judge your work worthy. You create because you are a creator, because that is what creators do.
Former OSU player Ray Griffin (44) played for OSU from 1974-1977. Credit: OSU AthleticsFormer Ohio State football player Ray Griffin was one of four former players to file a lawsuit on Wednesday on the grounds of lasting effects from sustained concussions during his college career.Ray, the brother of two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin, is suing the Big Ten and NCAA. He is not suing OSU.In Ray Griffin’s lawsuit, it states that the NCAA, Big Ten and OSU had a duty to protect their student-athletes according to the NCAA Constitution. The document outlines Article 2.2 of the constitution titled “Principle of student-athlete well-being,” which includes a student-athlete’s health and safety. The action then states, “The NCAA, Big Ten and Ohio State breached their duties to their student-athletes by concealing the dangers of concussions and refusing to implement reasonable concussion management protocols.”The New England Journal of Medicine article in 1952 that recommended players ceasing to play football after three concussions was the first article published about concussion impact on football players. The suit alleges that the NCAA didn’t acknowledge the dangers of concussions until 1994 in its Sports Medicine Handbook guideline titled “Concussions and Second Impact Syndrome,” also referred to as “Guideline 2o.” That’s three years after return-to-play criteria was developed for football players suspected of head injuries in 1991.The lawsuit also states that until 2010, OSU “completely ignored” the guideline and any concussion safety protocols, and neither the NCAA nor the Big Ten “enforced” the statement in the guideline referring to the removal of an unconscious player permanently from the game or practice the injury occurred in.Griffin’s lawsuit is of the class-action variety, which means he is representing a group rather than just himself. The lawsuit states he is representing all OSU football players from 1952-2010.Ray Griffin played for OSU from 1974-1977. He then played in the NFL from 1978-1984.According to lawsuit, Griffin began to struggle with severe depression, anxiety, short-term memory loss, impulse problems, anger issues and other debilitating problems, all effects of concussions.When selected for a Boston University study on the effects of concussions on football players, Griffin was told he had every marker of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative disease commonly found in the brain of athletes at risk to concussions. He is seeking “economic, monetary, actual, consequential, compensatory and punitive damages,” as well as all past, present and future medical expenses and time and interest lost, according to the lawsuit.Griffin filed his lawsuit with law firm Edelson PC. The firm said that the other lawsuits were from former players of Duke University, the University of Tennessee and the University of Michigan. Last month Edelson PC filed six similar lawsuits against the NCAA on behalf of former players.Editor’s note: This post has been updated to properly reflect the outcome of Raymond Griffin’s participation in a Boston University study. He didn’t learn he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Rather, he was told he “displayed every marker for CTE.”
Then-freshman defender Taylor Schissler makes a play on the ball in a game against Pittsburgh Aug. 28, 2013. OSU won 2-0. Credit: Lantern file photoIt was a tough Friday night for the Ohio State women’s soccer team as it lost on the road against No. 8 Penn State.The Nittany Lions outscored the Buckeyes, 5-1, handing the team its worst loss of the season. The most goals allowed by the Buckeyes before the loss on Friday was three, in losses against Purdue on Sept. 14 and then-No. 4 Virginia Tech on Aug. 31.Scoring began early when Penn State freshman forward Frannie Crouse gave the Nittany Lions the lead by scoring off a cross in the second minute. Penn State added another goal in the first half when sophomore midfielder Salina Williford scored off an OSU turnover in the 27th minute.Penn State took a 2-0 lead into the half while also holding a 7-1 lead in shots. The Buckeyes got on the board early in the second half when freshman midfielder Sydney Dudley scored on a header off a cross in the 46th minute. The Nittany Lions responded quickly with a goal from senior defender Whitney Church less than three minutes later.Penn State increased the lead to 4-1 in the 65th minute when Crouse scored her second goal of the evening on a breakaway. The Nittany Lions added another goal to their lead in the 76th minute from junior forward Raquel Rodriguez off a cross from freshman midfielder Haleigh Echard.Penn State held 14-4 advantage in shots. OSU is 1-5-0 this season when trailing opponents in shot attempts.The Buckeyes fell to 4-5-0 for the season and 1-2-0 in Big Ten play, while the Nittany Lions improved to 7-1-0 and 3-0 in the Big Ten.The Buckeyes next game is scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. against No. 22 Illinois at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Agent of Chelsea midfielder, Jorginho has revealed why his client rejected the chance to join Manchester City this summer.Jorginho had agreement to join up with Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions but Chelsea swooped in late to ensure the player moved to London instead, his agent has revealed.The Brazilian-born Italian midfielder headed City boss Pep Guardiola’s list of transfer targets over the summer, with the 26-year-old earmarked as competition for Fernandinho at the base of City’s midfield.But the Napoli midfielder opted to follow manager Maurizio Sarri from Serie A to Stamford Bridge, and has produced a string of impressive performances in his debut Premier League campaign so far.“It was all done with Jorginho,” the player’s agent Joao Santos told Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli, as quoted by ManchesterEveningNews.“There was an agreement, but there was no agreement between the clubs. All parties have to agree, and one did not.”Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Then Chelsea asked what the situation was after Sarri arrived and Jorginho went to London.”Pep confirmed at the end of the transfer window that the Blues had attempted to lure the midfielder to the Etihad.“We were close but in the end Jorginho decided to stay with Sarri,” he said last month.“I’ve said before that I want players who want to come here. He didn’t want that. We tried, we believed it was done but at the last turn he decided on Chelsea.”It came as a second midfield disappointment for the City boss, with the Blues having seen Fred opt to join Manchester United after City approached the Brazilian midfielder in January.