Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley Welcomes National Planned Parenthood Jill Lafer, Board Chair

first_img 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Sheri Bonner, Dr. Jennifer McNulty (PPPSGV Board Chair), Jill LaferJill Lafer speaking to PPPSGV supportersFrom March 8 through 9, Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley (PPPSGV) was “thrilled” to host Jill Lafer, the Board Chair of the National Planned Parenthood Federation of America.Lafer met with PPPSGV staff and the Board of Directors and had a whirlwind tour of Pasadena and the local Planned Parenthood health center.On March 9, Lafer attended a brunch with PPPSGV’s Leadership Circle, which was hosted by Judith Brown, Board Liaison to PPPSGV, and later that afternoon, both Lafer and Sheri Bonner, President and CEO of PPPSGV, spoke to 100 Planned Parenthood supporters during a luncheon at the Ross Chapel of Neighborhood Church.Lafer shared with the audience her background and her perspective after 30 years working with women’s health care and family planning organizations and advocating for “reproductive freedom.”As the daughter of an OB/GYN doctor, Lafer says her dedication to women’s health is “in her DNA.” In addition to her career in business, Lafer has served on the boards of the national and New York NARAL Pro-Choice chapters and has been with Planned Parenthood Federation of America since 2012. While she was initially drawn to this organization out of her concern for women’s and civil rights, she says that through her involvement with Planned Parenthood she has come to understand how much the organization does to help women break the cycle of poverty.As Planned Parenthood celebrates its centennial this year, Lafer and Bonner outlined the organization’s strategic vision for the next 100 years and described three main goals “to create health equity and gender equality, to foster a culture change surrounding reproductive justice and health education, and to build a powerful movement of advocates and supporters.”Bonner discussed how these goals will be translated locally, including training Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley teachers so they can better meet the new health education requirements of California’s new Healthy Youth Act.Lafer said that Planned Parenthood’s vision for the future is bold and ambitions, but that its end goal is to create “the world we deserve.”For more information about Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley, visit Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe More Cool Stuff Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS People Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley Welcomes National Planned Parenthood Jill Lafer, Board Chair From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 | 5:21 pmcenter_img Community News Community News Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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 Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Elgin Stafford found dead in Carson, Calif.

first_imgThe Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that a body found Thursday floating in the Dominguez Channel in Carson, Calif., is that of 23-year-old Elgin Stafford, a former USC graduate student who went missing from his home in Carson on March 20.As of Sunday, the cause of death had not been determined. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office is waiting on lab results that could take six to eight weeks to process.According to the Daily Breeze, Stafford’s body was spotted in the channel area between Avalon Boulevard and 213th Street in Carson.Stafford enrolled in the graduate program for public diplomacy at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism in fall 2011 before withdrawing in January. He received his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley.The Sheriff’s Department said Stafford had exhibited erratic behavior before his disappearance.Michael L. Jackson, vice president for student affairs, said the university expresses its condolences to Stafford’s friends and family.“We are very sad to learn about the death of Elgin Stafford,” Jackson said. “He was an important member of the Trojan Family and our hearts and prayers go out to his family. Every student is very precious to us and has great potential. We are sorry that Elgin’s life journey has ended in such a tragic way. We will do our best to support his family, friends and the Annenberg school community during this difficult period.”last_img read more

Forever Young 3X-Long Light Ash Blonde Number 22TH613 Ladies Fashion Wig – A bit disappointing

first_img Love the color, brilliant length, nice and thick it looks like hair. Well made also a good fit,it will not come off if worn out when windy. Would buy from forever young again nicely priced. Will last for years if taken good care of ( maintain regarly ). Was truly seeking ahead to wearing this wig but the hair saved slipping out and it grew to become really tangled quite simply.Reviews from purchasers :A fantastic wig.WHEN WORN WILL TURN HEADSA bit disappointing The wig is quite lovely and thick, ideal for halloween or special get together.It has a crafted in size adjustor. It is really relaxed and not as well sizzling.Okay for a fancy costume but tough to design and style other than how it currently appears.Here are the specifications for the Forever Young 3X-Long Light Ash Blonde Number 22TH613 Ladies Fashion Wig:Stunning extra long 29 inch wig with a full fringeA beautiful contemporary hairMade of premier Kanekalon synthetic hair so smooth, silky and softIt feels and move like real human hairSuits most face shapes Awesome wig for the price range. It is not a significant high quality wig and the artificial hair is not the tangle cost-free kind, (fairly the reverse) the wig will never endure lengthy as it looses plenty of hair each time it requires styling. But this is to be envisioned in this price variety.I would advocate this wig to anybody on the lookout for a ‘change’ in model, then you can see irrespective of whether lengthy hair fits you.Great thank youprime purchase and amazon locker shipping and delivery definitely appreciatedorder yet again.I brought this wig to use everyday and wow i could not be happier. Every person instructed me how pleasant my hair looks and how did i get it so shiny. You can use a flat iron on it set to a really very low environment just to retain it wanting straight and to de frizz it. I do mine two times a working day when it is really been pretty windy otherwise it truly is just at night when i consider it off so it truly is prepared to go the following day. The colour is so natural looking with highlights running throughout. Overall the wig is manufactured really nicely and you get a wig cap with it. I extra clips to the underside of mine as i keep it on all day but you don’t require them. Great wig for a wonderful value.Good high quality quick services would undoubtedly recommend a++++.Really fast shipping (two doing the job times), well wrapped, arrived with hair internet, guidance and cap. Appears pretty a lot as in the photo, probably a little thicker. Scalp can breath and appears incredibly real looking, particularly soon after styling it myself. It does get tangled quite easily even though, but i am going to test a flat iron on it soon. I preferred to wear it as a joke, simply because my all-natural hair color is very dim, but nobody realised it was a wig and a number of persons questioned me for my hairdresser’s address. :-d lots of compliments and i sense definitely fairly.There are two issues to point out with this wig. To start with, the lighting on the photo helps make the wig show up alot paler than it in fact is so i was a minimal astonished to get the wig and it was a darker colour than initially assumed. Next, it is reduce in this sort of a way to slide forward. The costume i will need it for calls for it to be tied back again in a ponytail and however the sides of the wig do not go down far plenty of in front of my ears to cover my all-natural hair, so i may perhaps have to have to shave a little off my individual just by the ears to get it to function. The fringe is very long, but that is ordinary with these wigs so you can trim them to a length to go well with you if wanted. There are in fact two main colours listed here. The main ash blonde and pale/platinum highlights. The highlights are not refined but they do search wonderful. All that stated, when worn down it does drop quite properly and irrespective of me obtaining a greater head, does seem extremely organic. There is a great deal of precise hair on it and it does not experience flimsy at all.Looks good, a pleasant combine of blondes – it won’t appear like a wig.This wig is just amazing, certainly seems considerably much more pricey than it was, it was intended for the bed room and my partner loves it so significantly, i even wear it for do the job and my friends really like the search, this is the 2nd wig i’ve bought from forever young the other staying a limited bop, company and delivery is superb, really brief arriving, unquestionably invest in far more from them.I obtained it in a blind panic following failing to bleach my hair light plenty of for a cosplay i wasn’t certain on the size, the fashion or the thickness, but i was desperate. Luckily my anxieties that it’s possible i had just impulse-purchased a little something that would not match my wants at all, were quashed. The wig is thick and feels pretty much purely natural – a lot more so than my genuine hair, go figure. The highlights are a good deal more ashy and distinguished than they are in the photo, but due to the fact i just essential a organic-on the lookout blonde hair color, i can ignore that. It pained me to have to minimize it, as it was so pretty how it arrived. On the other hand, to any one pondering of chopping and styling this wig, have no dread. Just a small patience, as it is styled to fall as it is in the image i brushed and brushed it out regularly, needing a second pair of hands to support me maintain the wig in place as i tied it up and produced adjustments. Everyone with working experience chopping serious hair will locate this a breeze, given that the final results are quite a lot just the identical. I utilised soft pastels (artists’ chalk) to dye the ends for my cosplay, and it held astonishingly very well. I imagined that wigs, by default, would be tougher to adhere any supplemental color too, but it truly is like performing with authentic hair. Or at least the future greatest matter, that i know of.Introduced this for an alice in wonderland ballet regime, it was utilised for four performances and appeared awesome, it never moved irrespective of cartwheels and some energetic choreography. It was a wonderful uncover at a ridiculous value for the high-quality.Awesome good quality for the cost, loads of compliments, arrived pretty speedy. I returned just as i didn’t personally like it. I am a larper and this wig is only the greatest wig i could find for my charachter. If there was a entrance-lace, bang considerably less edition of it, i would invest in it. The hair look just finea minimal little bit tangly, but not that significantly to turn out to be a dilemma.Seems excellent, feels amazing, but tangles very uncomplicated. Cant complain much for the reason that on £20. Still much less expensive than blowdry at hairdressers.Outstanding high-quality, practical and it will come with hair web to help hold your hair in location beneath.SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-09-14 14:11:28Reviewed Item Forever Young 3X-Long Light Ash Blonde Number 22TH613 Ladies Fashion WigRating 3.0 / 5  stars, based on  26  reviewsPrice£14.99last_img read more

The Pirate Bay: Moving To North Korea? Nope, They Were Just Kidding

first_imgnick statt Is The Pirate Bay Messing With Us?It’s not always easy to believe what The Pirate Bay says. If this turns out to be a joke, it wouldn’t be the first time The Pirate Bay has pulled such a hoax about its virtual whereabouts. In 2007, the site pulled an April Fool’s Day joke revolving around this exact situation, writing at the time, “We would like to thank Kim Jong-Il for the opportunity and we would like all of our users to review their current feelings towards this great nation!”This time around, a number of colluding circumstances make this announcement sound considerably more legitimate. Not only has The Pirate Bay switched out its homepage image (seen above), but the ISP is in fact being traced to North Korea only hours after the Norwegian Pirate Party’s announcement was released. If it is a hoax, this would certainly be an elaborate one. Those within the torrent news network also seem to believe the situation – to a degree. “A Pirate Bay insider informs TorrentFreak that they had been working for a while to get connectivity in North Korea,” reports TorrentFreak. “We’ve been in talks with them for about two weeks, since they opened access for foreigners to use 3G in the country…TPB has been invited just like Eric Schmidt and Dennis Rodman. We’ve declined up until now,” the source went on to say. Hosting the winner of 2004’s Celebrity Mole and the first ever Hulk Hogan’s Championship Wrestling Tournament (aka Mr. Rodman) and wining and dining him as if he were an ambassador is one thing. But putting the actions of your country’s Internet network in direct opposition to the fierce lobbying efforts of Hollywood and the United States copyright police is an entirely different kind of political taunt. It likely doesn’t bode well for the increasingly precarious relationship between the U.S. and North Korea.For those not inclined to travel to the site’s blog, you can read an excerpt from The Pirate Bay below:This is truly an ironic situation. We have been fighting for a free world, and our opponents are mostly huge corporations from the United States of America, a place where freedom and freedom of speech is said to be held high. At the same time, companies from that country is chasing [sic] a competitor from other countries, bribing police and lawmakers, threatening political parties and physically hunting people from our crew. And to our help comes a government famous in our part of the world for locking people up for their thoughts and forbidding access to information.Top image courtesy of The Pirate Bay. Second image courtesy of TorrentFreak.  Related Posts Tags:#BitTorrent#filesharing#international#North Korea#piracy#The Pirate Bay A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market UPDATE: It turns out that The Pirate Bay was indeed pulling an elaborate joke about moving its hosting to North Korea yesterday. Announced on its Facebook page this morning, the file-sharing site admitted to the hoax, which used a clever IT trick to make it appear as if it were being hosted in North Korea. The site was even kind enough to post a picture of its co-founders hanging out with North Korean leaders that definitely wasn’t Photoshopped.  Allegedly, the site was never forced to leave Sweden, and was simply dealing with a temporary legal argument while major infastructure changes would solve the issue in the following week (though it is still unclear where TPB is currently being hosted until such changes allow it to return to the Swedish Pirate Party). “We’ve also learned that many of you need to be more critical. Even towards us. You can’t seriously cheer the “fact” that we moved our servers to bloody North Korea,” the post reads. “Always stay critical. Towards everyone!” At least the tricksters at The Pirate Bay had a point (sort of). ORIGINAL: Just yesterday, former b-baller and reality TV juggernaut Dennis Rodman arrived stateside after a widely publicized hangout with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying, “I love him. The guy is awesome. He was so honest.” Apparently, Kim’s generosity extends to torrenting sites as well.As of this morning, notorious file-sharing site The Pirate Bay has been offered virtual asylum in North Korea after being kicked out of Norway, according to the site’s most recent blog post.Having lost its hosting from the Swedish Pirate Party last week, The Pirate Bay jumped to pirate parties in Norway and Catalonia. That brief relationship ended this morning, when the Norwegian Pirate Party ousted the file sharing site as well, with party leader Geir Asalid claiming that party doesn’t have the economic muscle necessary to fight for the right to torrent. After some very brief downtime, the site popped back up, though at the same address and with no indication of the new hosting location until a traceroute for the site was tracked back to an ISP located in the Potong-gang District of Pyongyang, North Korea. Following a handful of initial reports, The Pirate Bay posted its blog post acknowledging the switchover.  Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

7 Tutorials on Adding The “Cinematic” Look to Your Videos

first_imgHere’s a bit of advice on breaking down how to create that “cinematic” look — including some helpful and creative resources.First and foremost, let’s talk about what a “cinematic” look even means. In the past, “cinematic” might have simply been used to describe the look of movies shot on film. One could find a “cinematic” film look in photography, advertisements, or design.However, ever since the advent of digital video and the revolution of run-and-gun videographers, weekend DPs, and YouTube vloggers, the term has become a catch-all for anything that hearkens back to cinema and film — whether that’s colors and aesthetics, or other aspects such as frame rate or shutter speed — or even camera movements, motion, and composition.There’s nothing wrong with trying to capture a cinematic look for your videos or projects. In fact, it’s perhaps easier now than ever, with even the most basic camera setups. So, let’s dive into some helpful tutorials that can teach you how to get the look you want.1. Choose the Right LensOne of the best ways to create cinematic footage right off the bat is to choose the right lens. Sure, you could argue that the camera is just as important for capturing the highest quality footage possible. However, it’s the lens that will truly give you that cinematic quality.If you own the best camera in the world but shoot with a cheap, poorly constructed lens, your footage won’t look great. However, there are tons of examples of consumer-grade cameras capturing some truly inspiring footage — with the right lenses.2. Use Film Grain OverlaysAnother quick trick for making your footage look more cinematic is to use film grain in your edit. In this tutorial, Zach Ramelan breaks down how these grain overlays can turn even the most ordinary digital footage into sequences that look like they were shot on film decades ago.You can read more about his process here — and get your own film grain overlay pack from RocketStock here.3. Create Cinematic MovementCapturing a cinematic look isn’t just about your camera, lenses, or your edit. It can also be about your composition and how you choose to move your camera. In this breakdown by Benjamin Jaworskyj, we get some awesome insights into how using a gimbal setup can make any solo videography shoot more dynamic and cinematic.For more reading, here’s a great breakdown on the different types of camera movements — and when and why you should use them.4. Build a Roger Deakins LightAsk any seasoned DP, and they’ll tell you one of the best ways to get truly cinematic footage is with the proper — and creative — use of lighting. If you think back to any of your favorite shots in classic cinema, there’s probably some phenomenal lighting going on. In this tutorial from Shutterstock Tutorials, Todd Blankenship not only shows you how to use lighting to get a cinematic style, he also breaks down how you can create your own Roger Deakins-inspired ring light rig for less than $100.You can read more about the whole process here.5. Add Slow MotionA go-to trick for many seasoned videographers and DPs is to shoot slow-motion footage as a quick and simple way to capture cinematic footage. While you can capture slow-motion footage with high frame rate recording on some of the most accessible cameras out there — like your Smartphones or Action Cams — it does take the right camera for the job, to really get high-quality FPS recording.For more tips on shooting cinematic slow-motion, read along here.6. Smooth Out Your FootageOne big problem many solo shooters and run-and-gun filmmakers face is trying to make handheld or shaky footage look clean and cinematic. Even with the gimbal movement footage mentioned above, generally speaking, the smoother the footage, the more cinematic it will look. While it’d be great to always shoot on a tripod or with a professional-grade Steadicam rig, for many of us, we’re left with shaky footage that we need to clean up and smooth out in post, to create that cinematic feel.In this tutorial, Matti Haapoja shows how to smooth out your footage without relying on Warp Stabilizer.7. Color Grade and LUTsUltimately, one of the final ways you should consider making your footage more cinematic is by “adding it in, in post,” so to speak. Just to be clear, slapping a LUT on your footage will not automatically “make it cinematic,” the way it might work with an Instagram post. But, when combined with the other tricks and advice above, YouTuber Christian Maté Grab does a great job of showing you how to work in Premiere Pro to color grade your footage for a more cinematic look.Cover image by welcomia.For more cinematic filmmaking advice and resources, check out some of these articles.Cinematography Manual: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Director of PhotographyCinematography Tip: Working with Motivated Camera MovementCinematography Tip: Working with Unmotivated Camera Movement7 Master Cinematography Techniques from Iconic DirectorsCinematography Tip: Lighting Your Production with the Inverse Square Lawlast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement The CBC has launched a new streaming service featuring live and on-demand programming for free as well as an option to upgrade to a premium membership for a monthly fee.The public broadcaster says CBC Gem has more than 4,000 hours of content and will offer original programming, including the upcoming drama series Northern Rescue. William Baldwin and Kathleen Robertson star in the family drama, which will launch exclusively on CBC Gem in Canada starting March 1.The CBC has also announced a partnership with Wattpad for emerging Canadian writers to create exclusive content for the streaming service. Facebook Tait said Gem is not trying to compete with Netflix. ‘They kind of have that one nailed,’ she told Tom Power, CBC Radio’s q host. (Eli Glasner/CBC) Meanwhile, a partnership with Telefilm Canada allows CBC Gem to offer more than 100 Canadian feature films. All the Canadian films are available ad-free, with additional titles from the National Film Board of Canada to be added in the coming year.All children’s programming is also provided ad-free within CBC Gem.Announced in September and launched Tuesday, CBC Gem replaces the public broadcaster’s previous app and offers the full programming slate, from drama to documentaries and sports. It’s available for free as an app for iOS and Android devices and online at, and on television via Apple TV and Google Chromecast. Twitter Included are current and past seasons of favourite shows. Canadian titles on the service include Kim’s Convenience, Baroness von Sketch Show, Schitt’s Creek, Murdoch Mysteries, Anne with an E, The Kids in the Hall and Being Erica.International titles include Fortitude, The Great British Baking Show, Luther, Portlandia and Top of the Lake. Films include Barney’s Version, Cairo Time, Mommy and Midnight’s Children.The free version also has the ability to live stream CBC TV at any time, with access to 14 of the public broadcaster’s local channels and their newscasts. CBC Gem, which is exclusive to Canada, also offers French-language programming from ICI Radio-Canada.The premium membership, available for $4.99 per month (with the first month free of charge), will offer all on-demand content ad-free and access to a live stream of CBC News Network 24/7. All content on CBC Gem is available with closed captioning, and described video is available for most on-demand content.Plan to expand with new partnersThe CBC said it plans to collaborate with new partners in order to expand the streaming library and offer additional Canadian and international content.center_img Acclaimed series Luther is among the international programs on offer at the moment. Some CBC originals currently on Netflix, such as Schitt’s Creek, will remain there dependent on the prior deals.(CBC) Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Current and past seasons of favourite shows, like Kim’s Convenience, are among the TV offerings. (CBC) CBC original titles that are currently on Netflix, such as Schitt’s Creek, will remain there dependent on the deals that are negotiated with each production individually, said the public broadcaster.In addition, CBC/Netflix co-productions — including Anne with an E — have separate agreements in which they are available exclusively on CBC and CBC Gem in Canada for a specific window (and internationally on Netflix), before also becoming available on Netflix Canada.last_img read more