Oscar-Worthy Art

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Jacqueline M. Jefferies isn’t as much of a jewelry maker as she is an artist. Her work, using wiring, beading, and precious stones, are wearable pieces but create an overall look that give more impact than a traditional necklace.I try to go for a maximum volume with the lightest weight possible,” divulges Jefferies. The artist has been making jewelry for 30 years and has had some impressive clients; “I’ve done [pieces] for people that have gone to the Oscars!”Each item is carefully hand crafted and can take weeks to complete explains Jefferies. “One piece, for [instance] a necklace, could be say, five hours a day for at least three weeks. The beaded animals I do, some of these take three months.”Using an array of materials, like pearls, garnets, and amethyst, her art is always extremely colorful. The layers of beads interlock and create necklaces that look beautiful both off and on the wearer.Jefferies does custom orders as well as a wide variety of items available for purchase immediately. Her custom works are always extremely unique and creative, shares Jefferies. “People have [given me] pieces from their mother or grandmother that they want to take a part and reuse, repurpose.”A special exhibit featuring her designs was showcased recently at Padua DK Designs.Don’t miss the opportunity to find the perfect necklace for those important holiday parties or for a meaningful gift for someone important.Padua DK Designs is located at 821 S Raymond #30, Pasadena. For more information, please call (626) 441-5061 or visit www.paduadkdesigns.com. Community News Community News Design Oscar-Worthy Art STAFF REPORTS Published on Sunday, December 7, 2014 | 2:04 pm 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 Make a comment Business News 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Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Top of the News Herbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Sierra Madre: Input Wanted for Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan and Self-Evaluation

first_imgHerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyDo You Feel Like Hollywood Celebrities All Look A Bit Similar?HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Make a comment 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 The City of Sierra Madre, in keeping with its ongoing efforts to serve all members of the community, is updating its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) transition plan and self-evaluation. The accessibility plan provides a comprehensive plan for access for individuals with disabilities to City facilities, parks, programs, services, activities and events.The City of Sierra Madre is seeking input from agencies, organizations and individuals with disabilities. As an agency, organization or individual, the value of stakeholder guidance will help to address and prioritize current and future needs. Individuals who would like to provide input are invited to complete a survey, call or email the ADA Coordinator. Surveys are available for organizations that represent individuals with disabilities, patrons, community members, employees, and other interested individuals who wish to participate in the evaluation.Your comments and opinions are important to us and will provide valuable information regarding how the City of Sierra Madre can better serve individuals with disabilities. Surveys are available from the City’s ADA Coordinator.Miguel Hernandez, ADA CoordinatorCity of Sierra Madre232 West Sierra Madre Blvd.Sierra Madre, CA 91024Phone: 626-355-7135 [email protected] contact Miguel Hernandez, ADA Coordinator, if you have questions or comments or would like to request a survey in an alternate format. Information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act can also be obtained from the ADA Coordinator.The City of Sierra Madre complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Public Law 101-336, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. More Cool Stuff Community News Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Government Sierra Madre: Input Wanted for Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan and Self-Evaluation Published on Friday, May 20, 2016 | 1:52 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribelast_img read more

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Access to Rossnowlagh beach to be partially closed for two weeks

first_img Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Access to Rossnowlagh beach to be partially closed for two weeks WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – August 16, 2020 Pinterest Access to Rossnowlagh beach will be partially closed for the next two weeks to facilitate road upgrade works.The access road to the beach below the Smugglers will be closed from tomorrow.Donegal County Council is advising that the beach access roads at The Surf Club/Sandhouse and at the Northern end of the beach will remain fully open. Facebook Google+ Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLough Swilly RNLI rescue 8 people off the coast off InishowenNext articleMissing Glasgow man may have travelled to Donegal News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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QPR v Bristol City: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgJunior Hoilett scored in QPR’s 1-1 draw at Ashton Gate in DecemberKick-off: 12.30pm, Saturday 7 May 2016Referee: Jeremy Simpson (Lancaster, Lancashire)Match in a nutshell: The curtain comes down on QPR’s 2015-16 season as they host Bristol City.Injuries and suspensionsQPRRuled out: Jamie Mackie (hamstring).Fitness test: Massimo Luongo (groin).BRISTOL CITYRuled out: Frank Fielding (ankle), Korey Smith (suspended).Fitness tests: Aden Flint (knee), Adam Matthews (hamstring). Possible line-upsQPR: Ingram; Onuoha, Hall, Hill, Kpekawa; Henry, Faurlin; Petrasso, Chery, Phillips; Polter. Subs from: Smithies, Lumley, Perch, Robinson, Konchesky, Angella, Tozser, Diakite, Luongo, Gladwin, Hoilett, Prohouly, Grego-Cox, El Khayati, Washington.Bristol City: O’Donnell; Ayling, Pearce, Williams, Golbourne; Pack; Reid, Bryan; Tomlin; Agard, Kodjia. Subs from: O’Leary, Little, Baker, Vyner, Flint, Matthews, Dowling, Wagstaff, Freeman, Wilbraham, Odemwingie. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesQPR total: L D L D W (5 points)Home: D W L W W (10 points)Bristol City total: W D L D W (8 points)Away: D D L W L (5 points)Top scorers – all competitionsQPR: Austin 10, Chery 10; Phillips 8; Polter 7; Hoilett 6; Emmanuel-Thomas 5; Onuoha 3; Angella 1, El Khayati 1, Fer 1, Hall 1, Hill 1, Mackie 1, Tozser 1.Bristol City: Kodjia 20; Wilbraham 8; Flint 6, Tomlin 6; Agard 3; Bryan 2, Odemwingie 2, Reid 2; Baker 1, Burns 1, Freeman 1, Pack 1, Robinson 1, Wagstaff 1, Williams 1.Last five meetings19 December 2015: Bristol City 1 QPR 13 January 2011: QPR 2 Bristol City 222 October 2010: Bristol City 1 QPR 126 December 2009: QPR 2 Bristol City 118 August 2009: Bristol City 1 QPR 0QPR 1 win, Bristol City 1 win, 3 drawsSee also:Youngster leaves QPR – for Champions League footballQPR’s FFP dispute expected to be resolved by commissionNew QPR crest goes down a storm on TwitterBristol City boss praises QPR duoLuongo a doubt for QPR finaleQPR boss plans talks with out-of-contract playersFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Takeaways: Martin Jones leads mostly lethargic Sharks to another win

first_imgSAN JOSE — The Sharks know they have a few things to clean up before they face the Pacific Division-leading Edmonton Oilers at home on Tuesday.But no one’s going to gripe for too long, not while they’re on a run like this after such an abysmal start.The Sharks’ 4-3 shootout win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday was their sixth straight, and at 10-10-1, they’ve completed the long road back to a .500 points percentage — even though it hasn’t always been pretty.After an uneven …last_img read more

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Protecting South Africa’s coastline pays off

first_imgSouth Africa is known worldwide for its beautiful coastline, and now one of the country’s progressive policies to protect these resources is drawing international attention. In an effort to offer new ways to manage the activities of people in the coastal zone, the law was drawn up in line with international best practice recommendations to ensure that the country’s coastal resources are utilised sustainably and responsibly. Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal province. The Act will also deal with pollution in the coastal zone, integrated estuarine management, and prevent dumping at sea.  (Images: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free images visit the image library) MEDIA CONTACTS • Zolile Nqayi  Department of Environmental Affairs  +27 21 819 2423 RELATED ARTICLES • Make a pledge to save our seas • Research centre for African oceans • SA biologist wins thesis award • Pick n Pay greens seafood operations Wilma den Hartigh South Africa is known worldwide for its beautiful coastline, and now one of the country’s progressive policies to protect these resources is drawing international attention. The Integrated Coastal Management Act (ICM Act) of 2008 has been shortlisted for the 2012 Future Policy Award, a prestigious international accolade that recognises exemplary policies that create better living conditions for current and future generations. The aim of the award, given annually by the World Future Council (WFC), is to raise global awareness for policies that speed up progress to create just, sustainable and peaceful societies. The ICM Act is the first law of its kind in South Africa to promote coordinated management and sustainable use of the country’s coastal resources, and being shortlisted serves as a vote of confidence in the measures put in place by the country to protect its coastline. Dr Monde Mayekiso, deputy director general of oceans and coasts at the Department of Environmental Affairs, says the process of transforming the management of coastal resources started in 1992, when the department moved away from a fragmented approach to a more integrated one. “We gave ourselves 20 years to move from no system of coastal management, to an inclusive and fully effective one that is integrated ,” Mayekiso says. “I am absolutely delighted with the ICM Act being shortlisted.” For the WFC, the act stood out from 31 other policies presented by 22 countries that ranged from marine-protected area programmes, integrated ocean and coastal policies, to laws regulating fisheries, trade in marine products, marine litter and land-sea interactions. After a comprehensive evaluation process, a short list of seven policies emerged from the initial list, and the ICM Act stood out from the rest. The laws were judged on their ability to provide positive examples and innovative policy approaches, while upholding sustainable management of coastal resources.Coastal management revisited The judging panel’s assessment found that through the act, South Africa has managed to address the challenge of promoting human wellbeing, while also maintaining the ecological integrity of its coastlines. In an effort to offer new ways to manage the activities of people in the coastal zone, the law was drawn up in line with international best practice recommendations to ensure that the country’s coastal resources are utilised sustainably and responsibly. According to a guide that is available online, the law moves away from being resource centred towards a more people-centred approach in the managing coastal areas. This approach provides an important shift in people’s thinking towards the shared use of coastal resources, and will teach future generations the benefits of managing these in an ecologically, socially and economically sustainable way. The act further defines the country’s coastal zone for the first time. According to the guide, the coastal protection zone is established to manage, regulate and restrict the use of land that is adjacent to coastal public property, or that plays a significant role in the coastal ecosystem. It’s added purpose is to reinstate historic common property rights to the coast that were denied during apartheid as well as preserving, protecting and extending the status of coastal public property. There is also an emphasis on improved control of certain sources of pollution in the coastal zone, integrated estuarine management, and preventing dumping at sea.Raising global awareness The Future Policy Award is unique in that it is the first to celebrate policies rather than people on an international level. Each year the council chooses a topic that demands urgent policy progress, and this year the focus is on the world’s best ocean and coastal policies. The 2012 contest further puts a spotlight on ocean conservation and the need for a holistic approach, because the world’s oceans provide food for people, while also acting as sources of income. From a sustainable environment perspective, oceans provide more than half of the oxygen humans breathe and are home to valuable ecosystems such as coral reefs and marine life. In deciding the winner for this year’s top prize, the WFC partnered with the UN Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity as well as its Food and Agriculture Organisation, the Global Environment Facility and the Okeanos Foundation for the Sea. The winning policies will be announced at the United Nations Headquarters in New York later this month.last_img read more

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Worlds Biggest Automated Box Terminal Starts Trials

first_imgzoom China’s Port of Shanghai has launched trial operations at its brand new automated container terminal, described as the world’s largest unmanned box terminal, Xinhua news agency reports.The terminal at Shanghai Yangshan Deep Water Port, a deep water container port located in Hangzhou Bay south of Shanghai, kick started test operations on December 10.The terminal is the fourth stage of the Yangshan port development project and occupies an area of 2,23 million square meters and a coastline area of 2,350 meters.As informed, the core technology of the fully-automated terminal was developed in China.The port is able to handle the biggest containerships of today and once fully operational will be able to handle 4 million TEU on annual basis.The final objective for the port is to reach a total operational capacity of 6 million TEU per annum.According to Chen Wuyuan, President of Shanghai International Port Group, cited by Xinhua, the automated terminal will increase the port’s handling efficiency and cut carbon emissions.The investment in the terminal automation equipment is said to be worth approximately USD 2.1 billion.The Yangshan Deepwater Port project is expected to be finalized by 2020.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Bahamas Defense Force HMBS Lawrence Major Arrives in Dominica

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 1, 2017 – Nassau – A relatively smooth journey brought HMBS LAWRENCE MAJOR safely to the hilly shores of Dominica from Jamaica, shortly after noon today.   It was easy to imagine the beauty and appeal the island nation conjured as a tourist hotspot, before its hurricane experience.   The first hand viewing of the wide spread damage helped the officers and crew of the Bahamian military vessel, understand exactly why their mission is so important.The HMBS Lawrence Major arrived at Roseau, the capital of the Commonwealth of Dominica, where it was met by the National Disaster Coordinator, Mr. Fitzroy Pascal and the Officer In Charge of Security at the Port for Disaster Relief Operation, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Weeks of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, along with other officials.Commanding Officer of the vessel, Lieutenant Commander Milton Munroe said, “This is indeed a great and historic experience for my ship’s company to sail the first Bahamian military vessel to the Lesser Antilles.   The passage was long and the ship was challenged by several days of heavy weather early on in our voyage.   We are committed to providing assistance and relief to the people of this Commonwealth … on behalf of the Government and people of The Bahamas.”During a brief departure ceremony at Coral Harbour Base almost 10 days ago, the Minister of National Security, the Honourable Marvin Dames stated that Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis was committed to the recovery efforts of Dominica and as such had promised the delivery of relief supplies to the Caribbean Island via a Royal Bahamas Defence Force vessel.Commodore Tellis Bethel, the Commander Defence Force, said he has complete confidence in the ability of the LCDR Munroe, his 40 Officers and Marines, and the 4 firefighters from the Police Fire Services to contribute positively to the relief efforts being carried out in Dominica by partner forces and agencies.LCDR Munroe will pay courtesy calls on various Government Officials during the upcoming week.   The ship will also offload and turn over cargo received from The Bahamas National Disaster Emergency Management Agency, as well as from the Jamaican government authorities to the National Disaster Coordinator in Dominica.In the days ahead, the RBDF’s Technical team will integrate with those Caribbean forces already on the ground affecting repairs to the prison and other government buildings.   LCDR Munroe shared that “there is a great need for our carpenters in the task force.   The Mobile Containerized Unit will be set up and the galley (kitchen) will be functional.   We also have 2 extra medics on stand-by to assist the 5 Bahamian doctors that will be coming.   Our task is to facilitate and provide support and reinforcement as required.”#operationmobilizationPhotos by Marine Seaman Frederick Russell(For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website: www.rbdf.gov.bs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel) -rbdf-#GuardOurHeritage Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center to open in La Jolla

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The grand opening of the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center is set for Friday April 5th.La Jolla Music Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and they are the parent organization sponsoring the building of The Conrad, which received $82 million in public funding.The Conrad is the permanent home of La Jolla Music Society and will host world-class performances as well as other San Diego arts presenters, according to LJMS.For more information click here. Posted: April 4, 2019 Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center to open in La Jolla April 4, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Jonathan Halvorson Jonathan Halvorson, Updated: 9:58 PM Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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