Girls Tennis: Mayfield Continues to Cruise; Defeats Westridge 16-2 in Prep League Showdown Tuesday

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Mayfield saw its singles players go 9-0 in its 9 matches.That meant the Cubs would only need one victory out of its doubles teams to clinch a victory over Westridge on Tuesday afternoon.The Cubs doubles have not been as consistent as the singles, but they more than did their jobs, and clinched 7 of the 9 doubles matches as well to lead Mayfield to a rather easy 16-2 victory in a league match.Lauren Panajotovic, Carly Hall and Carolyn Paogueletto, the Cubs No. 1, 2 and 3 singles players, respectively, swept through the Tigers.Panajotovic lost just one of 18 games.Hall won all three matches by 6-0 scores and Paogueletto took 2 of her 3 matches without losing a game.Jack Baggott and Ciera Venegas continue to look solid as the Mayfield No. 1 doubles team, with straight set victories in their three matches. Subscribe 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. Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Community News Top of the News center_img Sports Girls Tennis: Mayfield Continues to Cruise; Defeats Westridge 16-2 in Prep League Showdown Tuesday By BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO, Sports Editor Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 10:56 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Community News HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Wallops Island Contract Awarded

first_imgThe Norfolk District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $23.7 million contract to Miami-based business Continental Heavy Civil Corp. for beach renourishment at the NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.  The project includes construction of breakwaters and placing 1.3 million cubic yards of sand along a four-mile stretch of the facility’s waterfront.The sand will be gathered from a borrow site located on the northern section of the Wallops Island Flight Facility.“We are proud to be handling the oversight for this important project, which helps to reduce risk to one of the nation’s gateways to space,” said Julio Altuna, Norfolk District project manager.“This particular project is of great importance to the district as it is the first time we have renourished a beach using the backpassing method (the use of trucks to haul the sand), giving us more flexibility for future projects.”After studying the movement of sand along Wallops Island, engineers discovered it was accumulating along the northern side of the island. They decided to forego dredging the material from the ocean floor, and use a method that excavates the sand from the northern portion of the island, and truck it back to the southern part of the island.This method keeps the inlet open, protects the infrastructure and allows a wider array of contractors to bid on the project, said USACE.last_img read more

‘Yarn bombing’ for World Aids Day

first_img29 November 2012Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile will mark World Aids Day by joining in the “yarn bombing” of a tree at the Hillcrest Aids Centre outside Durban.Yarn bombing (or “guerrilla knitting”) is, according to Wikipedia, a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre in the place of paint or chalk.“This unusual visual arts project aims to raise awareness around HIV and Aids in a fun, playful manner. It will also create employment for those infected and affected by the disease, specifically the community within the Valley of 1000 Hills,” Mashatile said.The plan is to wrap the tree at the entrance to the Hillcrest Aids Centre in crocheted squares made by the centre’s crafters.“The squares will be sewn together around the trunk and branches; it is going to be bright and cheerful,” said the centre’s Paula Thomson.The initiative has resulted in over R170 000 being put back into the community.As part of the initiative, at least 140 crafters have been taught to crochet, along with 130 school children from five different schools. Local religious bodies, old age homes and businesses are also contributing crocheted squares.“We are supporting this initiative because we too believe the creative economy can be at the centre of our endeavours, to grow the economy, create jobs and build sustainable livelihoods,” said Mashatile.“The work being done by the Hillcrest Aids Centre and the surrounding community is a great example of how using arts and crafts can empower and up-skill even the most marginalised amongst us.”The Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust (HACT) is a faith based, non-profit organisation that supports and empowers people infected and affected by HIV and Aids.Woza Moya is the income generation faculty of HACT. Woza Moya proactively equips people through training and job creation to be self-sufficient. Some of its well-known “Dreams for Africa projects” are the “Dreams for Africa Chair’, “the Green Suit”, “the Little Traveller” and the four-metre long beaded “African love letter”.“We have brought an international concept to South Africa and are the first to do it on such a grand scale,” Thomson said. “We are hopeful this will be the largest yarn-bombed tree in South Africa, if not in Africa.”The public is invited to join this year’s World Aids Day celebration under the beautifully yarn-bombed tree at 26 Old Main Road, Hillcrest.There will be entertainment, crafts, a kiddie’s area, yarn exhibition, tea garden and food stalls. For more information, visit www.hillaids.org.za.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Autodesk Smoke: Tips for Creating 3D Text in Action

first_imgYou can Zoom and Pan inside of the Curve Graph. If you hold down ALT while moving the points they will snap to the graph and move in whole numbers.Save and load a Bevel Profile by selecting the 3D Text Node, going in to Node Prefs for Action, and then Load or Save by going to the Text option. This only saves the Bevel and not the other properties.The Geometry Menu gives you access to the base material properties of the Text (Diffuse, Specular, & Ambient Colors), as well as blending modes, and transparency.You also have settings for how the Text reacts to lights within the scene. You can force to shade Both Front & Back, or just Front, or just Back.This can come in handy when you also have transparency with the Text as it can hide the back polygons. The Shine value will create Specular Highlights on the geometry as light hits it. Geometry can be set to Cast+Receives Shadows, Casts Only, Receives, Only, and No Shadow, or to just create a Shadow Only. Shadow Only mode is quite useful, as it will hide the physical geometry and just display its shadow. Use it to enhance your scene by adding shadows without having to clutter it up with seen objects as it acts as a shadow projector.The Char Axis Menu is used to animate the Text on a per character basis (you have access to the similar transform controls found in the Axis node). Although you can freely move the center axis of rotation, there are pop-up buttons for quickly setting it to various points in X & Y. These may misalign your text however if you are using upper/lowercase text, as the ascenders/descenders mess things up.The Master Character slider sets which character the animation begins on, and the cascade will offset the animation by frames. You can also set the direction of the cascade to travel in various directions left & right. Smoke makes it easy to create some quick and easy text animations.Since you can keyframe the Cascade Value and the Master Character, you can create some unique animations. You can speed up the cascade or change the point of cascade throughout the animation with the Master Character.There are several 3D Text Preset Animations that you can load to give you a good base for your text animations.Drag up a Preset Node from the Action Bin and it will display the 3D Texts Presets to load in a nice visual layout:You can apply different UV Mappings to the 3D Text. This applies to any Diffuse Map Textures appled to the 3D Text. You can choose from the standard UV wrap selections. And if needed, you can use the UV transform controls. This is not like the general Position Axis controls on the Diffuse Map, as the UV controls actually transform the UV Coordinates along the surface.The Tessellation Menu can help improve the wireframe mesh of the 3D Text by tiling geometric shapes across the surfaces.  Standard (GLU) is the simplest method but is also the least precise. It is the default setting for 3D Text, and works for most purposes. Some font styles may require you to select one of the other methods (Delaunay & Medial Axis).These both have additional settings to improve the quality of the geometry which will provide for better shading, and displacement. You can view the original wireframe as well as the modified one to see the improvements.Now that you have your 3D text extruded, beveled, and animated you can texture your text by adding a Diffuse Map and/or a Reflection Map (Note: you can add texture maps at anytime in the 3D Text creation). Mapping textures requires a separate blog post of it’s own, so look for that coming soon. However, there are a few other notable functions of 3D Text to be aware of:Your HWAA settings under CFX Setup will greatly improve the quality of your 3D Text edges. It is recommended that you always enable HWAA with at least a setting of 4x. I personally use 8x. This is hardware AA and therefore won’t impact rendering time.Under the 3D Text Menu button, you will find the the Ridged Text option. Normally when you attach a 3D Text with a 3D Path to create text on a path, the characters will bend along the path. If for some reason you don’t want the characters to separate and you want the entire word to move as one, then you can enable the Ridged Text option.You can’t kern the characters of the text easily with 3D Text. If you need to kern your text, you can click the Separate Button. This will split out your text characters into a set of Axis, Offset, and Geom. These will all be connected to several control axis. The original GEOM created will also be retained and it will become hidden. This is a nice safety in case you want to return back to the original. Now that the characters are separated you can animate the text characters at will.Click image for larger view:Note: If you plan on using the Char Axis menu for animation and text cascading, you need to do this before you use Separate. After separation the Char Axis and Cascade properties and timings will be retained, but any adjustments in this menu will no longer be tied to the separated text. If you need to make adjustments, you need to delete the separated nodes and unhide the original GEOM.One other ‘gotcha’ is that if you adjusted the Centre Axis via the pop-up buttons in the Char Axis menu, it will revert to normal positions (Bottom,Center) when you Separate. This will alter the animation slightly. You will have to reset it for each character afterwards or it would be better to set the centre via the centre axis controls.To get the most out of 3D Text, you can use fonts that aren’t letters. You can load Windings fonts or download some shape fonts, like snowflakes or ornament fonts and create some quick and easy 3D shapes inside Action for motion graphic design. In the upcoming blog post on texture maps, I’ll show you how to use some simple 3D Text Shapes in motion graphic design. I hope this post sheds some light on the functionality of 3D Text inside Autodesk Smoke.Got questions or comments? We’d love to hear them! Feel free to post below. This makes the the left side of the bevel the Front of the Text and the right side is the Back.Normally I will create a simple bevel by adding a point and adjusting the points, as shown.  However you can also create some very complex bevels for a more creative and personalized text look.center_img In this post we share the secrets of the 3D Text node inside of Smoke’s Action. Create impressive 3D text!You can easily create extruded 3D Text within Action, Autodesk Smoke’s true 3D compositing node. It’s simple enough. Double click or drag the 3D Text Node into your Action schematic or scene. The text comes in as the word “Text” on screen. Let’s take a look at the Properties Tab, which will allow you to customize this text for your needs.The Properties Tab contains 5 Sub Menus: 3D Text, Geometry, Character Axis, UV Map, and Tessellation.The 3D Text Menu is where the Text attributes are applied in Smoke. Each 3D Text Node can only create 1 line of text (although that line can be quite long). The limit is 999 characters. In the font name field you can choose the font style you would like, which takes you to the same font selection as the 2D text.Since all text is treated as vectors, this makes it easy for Smoke to extrude it into 3D. The rest of the properties are standard text features: Kerning, Size, Italic, and of course the Depth setting, which sets the depth of the extrusion in pixels.Text is extruded from the center out in both positive & negative Z space. Once the text is extruded, your attention can be turned to the Bevel Profile Graph.The Bevel Profile settings work like many of the the other Curve Graph Functions in Smoke. You can Add and Move points at will and Break Tangents to get a sharp point. When you create a curve on the graph, that is the shape that the Text will take when seen from the Side View.Click image for larger view:last_img read more

9 months agoSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl: I want January signings

first_imgSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl: I want January signingsby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says the club are looking to sign players this month.Saints have already let Steven Davis and Manolo Gabbiadini leave, but Hasenhuttl has revealed he wants more activity before the end of January.”The squad is still a little bit too big for me,” Hasenhuttl said. “Sometimes there are 24 players and that makes it not possible to play 11 v 11 because there are three or four guys left out there.”We took a few young players into the squad, which I thought was necessary, because it helps us create a new hierarchy and bring in a few young, hungry players in.”It always helps to put a challenge on the older ones – it’s a good mix.”Our eyes are open and the transfer market at the moment is a little bit quiet. There were five or so players changing in the Premier League in January.”We will look for one in this transfer market for sure when and what position you will see and we will tell you.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

GSK Pfizer to merge their healthcare divisions

first_imgLONDON — Drugmakers GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer are merging their healthcare divisions, creating a business with combined sales of 9.8 billion pounds ($12.7 billion).British-based Glaxo will own 68 per cent of the joint venture, while U.S.-based Pfizer will own the remaining 32 per cent stake.The joint venture will bring together Glaxo’s brands such as Sensodyne, Voltaren and Panadol with Pfizer’s Advil and Centrum.Shareholders have long pressured Glaxo to break itself in two companies — with one focused on pharmaceuticals and vaccines, and the other on consumer healthcare. Glaxo aims to do this within three years.Emma Walmsley, CEO of Glaxo, says that with the “future intention to separate, the transaction also presents a clear pathway forward for GSK to create a new global pharmaceuticals/vaccines company, with an R&D (research and development) approach.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

Gas Plant fire in Fairview on Wednesday

first_imgThe AER says they continue to work with the company, the RCMP, and local fire department to ensure all safety and environmental requirements are met during the response to the incident. FAIRVIEW, A.B. – Canadian Natural Resources Limited had experienced a fire, on Wednesday, March 20, at their gas plant in Fairview, Alberta.The Alberta Energy Regulator responded to a Canadian Natural Resources’ tank fire approximately 12 kilometres southwest of Fairview.According to the AER, the fire had started at around 8:00 p.m. and was extinguished at approximately 11:40 p.m.last_img read more

History and Trivia Popup Event at the green space

first_imgJoin the fun between 12 pm – 3 pm at the green space at the corner of 100 Avenue and 100 Street.There will be prizes and a mini pioneer pathway.For more information call the Visitor Centre at 250-785-3033 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Join local historians at the green space on Saturday, July 13, 2019, to test your knowledge of the Peace Region.This history pop-up is a trivia event that will test your knowledge on the history of Fort St. John. Local history enthusiast Larry Evans as well as guests from Treaty 8 are ready to quiz participants and chat about history.last_img read more

Slew of measures to help speciallyabled voters

first_imgKolkata: Election officials of the North Kolkata Parliamentary constituency segment have initiated various steps to reach out to the specially-abled voters under its jurisdiction and encourage them to exercise their electoral franchise.Braille-enabled Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) will be arranged for visually-impaired voters, officials are visiting the homes of the specially-abled persons to know about their disabilities and locations, a ramp will be put up on the ground with handrail so that wheelchairs can be rolled on the them and some of them will picked up from home and dropped back after the voting process. The North Kolkata will go to poll in the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections on 19 May. The district election officer (DEO) of North Kolkata, Dibyendu Sarkar, has already directed the other election officials to make all the necessary arrangements to ensure a pleasant voting experience for all the specially-abled voters. The officials have also been asked to chalk out a detailed plan to help differently-abled voters to exercise their franchise without any difficulties. The office of the DEO has already carried out a survey to identify these voters and their locations in order to make special arrangements for them on the day of poll. The poll personnel have started visiting their homes to know about their disabilities and what kind of assistance they would need to reach polling booths to cast their votes. They have been asked to collect details of the locations and contact numbers of such voters. According to district election officer Dibyendu Sarkar, there are altogether 1,500 differently abled voters in North Kolkata. The election officials have prepared a list of these voters with the data provided by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and the office of the commissioner for persons with disabilities. “We are making necessary arrangements for the differently-abled voters at the polling stations. A ramp will be put up on the ground with handrail so that wheelchairs can be rolled on the ramp. Voters with physical deformities need not to stand in the queue and they will be allowed to cast their votes the moment they step into the booth,” Sarkar said. Sarkar further said: “Braille-enabled Electronic Voting Machines will be arranged for visually-impaired voters. There will be special arrangements for elderly voters as well. We have decided to arrange 150 wheelchairs in North Kolkata. Vehicles and wheelchairs will be arranged for persons requiring special assistance. We have already spoken to various organisations and NGOs to arrange for wheelchairs. Arrangements will be made to pick up these individuals from their homes and drop them back after voting.” An audio-visual documentary for specially-abled people has been released by the District Election Officer where these voters have been urged to cast their votes. The video will encourage the specially-abled people to take part in the election process, said a senior election official.last_img read more

Manchester City unsure of Foden and Diaz future

first_imgPep Guardiola says Manchester City are not sure youngsters like Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz will leave on loan or not.The young stars started as City began their pre-season campaign with a 1-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Chicago on Saturday.Foden and Diaz have played few games in the last season and could be set for loan spells to gain experience, however, City boss is still unsure.“We will decide on them at the end of pre-season,” said City boss Guardiola quoted in Sky Sports.“As soon as people come back we will know what we need for the games against Chelsea [in the Community Shield] and Arsenal.”City’s 16 World Cup players are still resting from the Mundial tournament and as a result couldn’t feature in their preseason start on Saturday, however, Joe Hart who spent last season on loan at West Ham played half of the match time.jose mourinhoMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…“Despite the decision nobody can doubt Joe’s quality as a goalkeeper or what he has done in the last 10 to 12 years,” said Guardiola.“We have four goalkeepers, we decided today to use Claudio Bravo and Joe Hart. What Joe has done in the past 12 years in undeniable and we know his quality.”“We did many good things,” said Guardiola.“It is really good for the future. We played against one of the best teams in Germany and we did many good things.“We spoke in the week about courage, intensity and a desire to play. The players did very well and I am so satisfied with the performance of these guys.”last_img read more