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first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment El l Portal is located at 695 East Green Street, Pasadena. Call (626) 795 ­ 8553 or visit www.elportalrestaurant.com for more information. Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe No party would be complete without a little booze. We can set-up a no host bar or cash bar as well as you can bring your own bottle of wine for a small corkage fee. Merry Christmas Margaritas anyone? More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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.center_img The holidays are often a flurry of activities. You have cookies to bake, gifts to wrap and pictures to take. Sometimes the house can get a little cluttered and, when it comes time to host a holiday gathering, you just don’t have it in you. Well, there is a better way. You can have it all – keep your sanity and host a holiday party by reserving a party room at El Portal. Community News 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS EL Portal is your go-to destination this year for holiday happenings away from home. The Maya Room is the spot to be and can hold up to 70 of your favorite people. 50 are needed to reserve the room – fewer than 50 people incurs a $75.00 fee so invite everybody! The Maya Room can set up with a bar and appetizer station. Vanessa’s Café, a coffee shop just across from EL Portal, is also available. Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Host Holiday Parties Out By ANGELA MORGAN Published on Thursday, December 10, 2015 | 12:02 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News A special menu is created just for your guests. The party menu generally has three entrées your guests can choose from as well as a salad and a beverage. Desserts can be added to the menu or, if you prefer, they can be paid for per guest.last_img read more

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A new jewel along the river

first_imgHarvard Business School (HBS) officials marked the completion of the campus’ executive education quad with a dedication ceremony Monday afternoon to celebrate the opening of Tata Hall.Dean Nitin Nohria called Tata Hall “a gift that will transform our campus for decades to come,” one that represents “a significant moment in the evolution of our business School.”“Although our School has welcomed international students since its very first class in 1908, Tata Hall represents by far the most significant gift made by an international alum,” he said. “As such, it signifies our institution’s status as a truly global institution.”Nohria noted that although HBS may be best known for its M.B.A. program, the School educates many more people through its various executive education programs.Named in honor of Ratan Tata, a 1975 graduate of the advanced management program at HBS, the building was funded through gifts from the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and the Tata Education and Development Trust.Dean Emeritus Jay O. Light, noted alumnus and benefactor C. Dixon “Dick” Spangler, and Senior Associate Dean of Executive Education Das Narayandas all spoke of the profound impact the new facility will have on future executives and leaders who travel from around the globe to study and collaborate at HBS and then return to their businesses with fresh insights and advanced skills.Designed by Boston-based William Rawn Associates, the elegant, seven-story, glass-and-limestone building offers sweeping Charles River vistas and includes 179 bedrooms, two classrooms, three gathering spaces, as well as conference rooms, for some of the more than 9,000 students who participate in the executive education program each year. Built with state-of-the-art sustainability and energy efficiency in mind, Tata is expected to receive the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Platinum certification, its highest rating.Rawn said Tata, himself an architect, presented the firm with two design challenges: to make the building warm and welcoming to visitors and to make it as open and transparent as possible. “Can the building touch the ground lightly?” Rawn recalled of Tata’s charge, to explain the walls of glass.Tata was the chairman of Tata Sons Ltd. in Mumbai, India, until his retirement in 2012. He jocularly recalled his first weeks on the Harvard campus as “confusing” and said he felt “humiliated” by the daunting caliber of his fellow students.“It was the only time in my life where I sat and crossed out day by day how many days were left before I could return to the normal world,” he said. “But what it did do for me, as I soon found out, the confusion sort of disappeared, and you understood the magnitude of what you had learned in a manner that I believe is not possible to do in places other than at this business School.“As I look back, those 13 weeks were probably the most important 13 weeks of my life. They transformed me and my perspective.”last_img read more

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EHS boys’ basketball team enters season among Class B North favorites

first_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Bio Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest Posts BAR HARBOR — A prolific offensive performance Saturday afternoon left one basketball fan in Mount Desert Island High School’s Bunny Parady Gymnasium in utter amazement.Using speed in the transition game, pinpoint passing and red-hot shooting to make basket after basket, the Ellsworth boys’ team was an unstoppable force in its second game of Saturday’s round-robin preseason tournament in Bar Harbor. When the buzzer sounded to mark the end of the first half, the aforementioned fan looked up at the scoreboard and shook his head in disbelief.“Sixty?” the bewildered fan asked himself rhetorically as the two teams left the court and filed into their respective locker rooms. “They scored 60 in one half? How do you even score 60 in one half?”In reality, the Eagles had scored 59 points in the first half of Saturday’s game against Sumner. Yet the exact number was merely a matter of semantics in this contest, a game in which Ellsworth showcased its status as one of the teams to beat in this year’s Class B field.Ellsworth’s J’Von James goes up for a shot during the first half of a boys’ basketball preseason game against Sumner on Nov. 30 in Bar Harbor. James, a transfer from Springfield, Mass., will provide athleticism and depth for this year’s Ellsworth team. BARRY GUTRADT PHOTOThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“We just couldn’t miss,” senior Connor Crawford said. “We have a lot of shooters and experience, and when we’re hot like that sometimes, it’s a lot of fun.”Ellsworth averaged 59.4 points per game a season ago, surpassing the 60-point mark 12 times and the 70-point mark four times. The Eagles’ best stretch of play came at the end of the year as they scored a combined 139 points in tourney wins over Winslow and Mount Desert Island to reach the regional semifinals.This year, Ellsworth returns the vast majority of a squad that went 14-7 last season. Even without Devin Grindle and Norman Jodrey, who had strong years defensively as seniors a year ago, with the players they do return, the Eagles have the pieces to be remarkably dangerous.“We’ve got a lot of kids back, and that’s a huge boost,” Crawford said. “We’re still trying to figure out our full rotation, but when you look around at our team, it’s hard not to be excited.”Jackson Curtis, who averaged 18.8 points and 7.3 rebounds in the regular season last year and was an All-Big East Conference first-teamer, is back for his senior season. Curtis put his offensive arsenal on full display Saturday with a stretch of four straight 3-pointers against Sumner after coming through in the paint late to spur Ellsworth to a 43-39 win against Fryeburg Academy in the Eagles’ tournament opener.This Eagles also return Darby Barry and Hunter Curtis, last year’s No. 2 and No. 3 scorers with 10.2 and 9.8 points per game, respectively. Barry propelled Ellsworth to the Cross Insurance Center last year with a 24-point effort in the Eagles’ preliminary round win over Winslow, and Hunter Curtis, Jackson’s younger brother, led the team in rebounds (8.1), assists (3.3) and steals (1.1) per game.Ellsworth’s other starting spots will go to Crawford and Austin Harris, two of the Eagles’ leading bench contributors a year ago. The Eagles’ bench this year will include returning forwards Brett Bragdon and Deyan Rich as well as J’Von James, a transfer for whom head coach Peter Austin has high hopes in 2019-20.(From left) Ellsworth’s Hunter Curtis, Austin Harris, Darby Barry, Jackson Curtis and Connor Crawford relax on the bench during the second half of boys’ basketball preseason game against Sumner on Nov. 30 in Bar Harbor. The Eagles scored 59 first-half points in an 86-37 win over the Tigers. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“[J’Von] is very athletic,” Austin said. “He’s still trying to get to know my system, but eventually, I think he’ll be playing some pretty big minutes for us.”Ellsworth’s top challengers will include defending state champion Caribou, Northern Maine runner-up Hermon and Cross Center staple MDI. This year’s Class B North field also includes Houlton, which boasts one of the state’s top guards in Keegan Gentle and is moving up a class after claiming the Class C North crown last season.The best of that bunch could be Caribou, which ended Ellsworth’s season last year with a come-from-behind win in the regional semifinals. The Vikings bring back reigning Big East scoring leader Parker Deprey (19.4 points per game) as well as All-Big East honorable mention recipients Alex Bouchard and Isaac Marker. They will also add several players from a junior varsity team that went undefeated.“They’re going to be really good again,” Barry said of Caribou, which beat Ellsworth twice in the regular season prior to the two teams’ meeting in the Class B North semifinals. “We know there’s a good chance that it’s going be us and them again [in the playoffs].”This year, Ellsworth’s schedule includes its annual home-and-home series with Caribou and Presque Isle as well as home and away games against Hermon, MDI and Maine Central Institute. The 2019-20 season marks the first time in five years the Eagles will not face George Stevens Academy.Ellsworth’s first regular season game will be at home at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. That contest will pit the Eagles against a Washington Academy team that can be remarkably difficult to scout early in the season with its annual influx of transfers.“WA and MCI can be tough because you never know what players they’re going to bring in,” Austin said. “We can be good, but in this league, you can beat anybody and get beat by anybody. Our kids know they’re going to have to go out and earn it.”last_img read more

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GOA president ‘tight-lipped’ on cost and funding of new headquarters

first_imgTHE Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) president K.A. Juman-Yassin on Saturday announced the move of the entity’s headquarters from High Street, Georgetown, to Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara, calling it “a move that was long overdue”.However, while Yassin pointed out that the GOA’s having their own home is something their affiliates unilaterally endorsed, the long-serving president was tight-lipped about the estimated total cost and where they were able to source the funding for the massive structure.In an article published in a September 16, 2014 Chronicle Sport, Yassin said that the GOA had spent $60M to complete the fencing of the one-acre piece of land and foundation works to the two-storey building that is situated adjacent to the Amerindian hostel.The former Chief Magistrate had told this publication in 2014 that construction of columns and beams as well as the sealing of the top floor had cost in the vicinity of $30M.Back then, GOA point man said a further $12M will be needed to cover the cost of completing the top floor which will house an auditorium to accommodate approximately 350 persons.Fast-forward almost three years later, Yassin, when quizzed by this publication about the overall estimated cost, stated “those are difficult questions to answer because it’s difficult to tell you what the total cost will be”.Speaking in the boardroom of the newly constructed, but incomplete building, Yassin added, “We started this project about six years ago and the only thing we could’ve done was put up a fence, and then as funds come in and as we save, put a bridge and then we started downstairs so I can’t tell you what the final cost will be.”“What I could say is that; we had a vision, we had a dream and that dream was shared by all the associations, because before we embarked on this project, there was a meeting with all the associations and they all endorsed this is the way we should go. And so this is a project that’s been blessed by the associations generally. It was a dream, it was a challenge, and we’re seeing that dream coming to effect,” said Yassin.Where is the funding coming from?It is no secret that the GOA benefits from International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Olympic Solidarity; an IOC Commission aiming to organise assistance to National Olympic Committees (NOCs), in particular those with the greatest need of it, in order that NOCs may fulfil their responsibilities to the Olympic Movement.Olympic Solidarity manages the share of the broadcast rights from the Olympic Games which belongs to the NOCs, and redistributes these funds through programmes offered to all NOCs recognised by the IOC.The Olympic Solidarity fund is, however, assistance given to the GOA through programmes prioritising athlete development, training of coaches and sports administrators, and promoting the Olympic values.The athletes’ programmes try to ensure that athletes with talent have an equal chance of reaching the Games and succeeding in the Olympic arena.“We have been able to save some funds, we were given by the Pan American Sports Organisation (PASO) US$200 000, we were able to get some funds for development from Olympic Solidarity, but that is it. I’m hoping that when we finish here, we will go to some of our business houses as sponsors and they will be able to sponsor the building,” said Yassin.The GOA new office numbers are 222-6023, 222-6024, 222-6028 and 222-6029.last_img read more

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