8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News More Cool Stuff Sports PCC Women’s Swim Take 2nd At Mt. SAC Invitational By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 10:59 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Lancer Liza Echeverria in action during the Mt. SAC Invitational Feb. 21, image by Richard QuintonBehind seven event victories, the Pasadena City College women’s swim team placed a best-ever second place at the annual Mt. SAC Invitational held February 20-21 in Walnut. Sierra from Northern California finished ahead of PCC out of 14 scoring colleges participating to capture the team title.Sophomore Connie Peng won three of the Lancers events–the 100-yard butterfly (1:01.77), the 200 butterfly (2:23.63), and the 200 backstroke (2:20). PCC also recorded first place finishes in the 200 individual medley (IM) by sophomore Tiffany Wong (2:19.72), the 400 IM by freshman Liza Echeverria (4:58.11), the 200 medley relay (1:56.40) and the 400 medley relay (4:14.66).The Lancers showed their strong depth in such events as the 200 butterfly where they swept the top three places with Echeverria (second, 2:26.69) and Wong (third, 2:26.98) following Peng’s victory time.PCC also took second places in the 200 free relay (1:43.99), the 200 freestyle by freshman Ariahn Givens, a late addition to the team’s roster from the 2014 water polo team (2:05.62), and the 100 backstroke by Peng (1:04.02).“This is the best start of a season ever for us,” PCC head coach Terry Stoddard said. “We can really compete well in the South Coast Conference duals based on what we did against some very good teams here at Mt. SAC. We have strength in our relays again like the past two seasons, but we have more depth in many events.”The following are other high finishes by PCC, event by event at Mt. SAC:200 IM–4. Echeverria, 2:23.49, 10. Victoria Leflang, 2:30.3450 freestyle–4. Wong, 25.98, 6. Peng, 26.35, 14. Phoebe Lee, 27.30100 butterfly–3. Wong, 1:02.91, 5. Echeverria, 1:04.33, 9. Courtney Fukushima, 1:08.81100 breaststroke–7. Echeverria, 1:15.86, 14. Nancy Chen, 1:20.19500 freestyle–6. Fukushima, 5:44.44, 10. Leflang, 5:53.691,650 freestyle–4. Leflang, 20:10.01200 freestyle–6. Peng, 2:11.19400 IM–6. Fukushima, 5:18.59, 7. Leflang, 5:27.73200 backstroke–5. Givens, 2:25.88, 8. Wong, 2:37.32100 backstroke–7. Givens, 1:07.75200 breaststroke–5. Echeverria, 2:41.19100 freestyle–4. Givens, 56.71, 7. Wong, 58.07On Friday, Feb. 27, the Lancers open SCC duals with a double dual meet against Mt. San Antonio and Cerritos Colleges. Meet time is 12:30 p.m. at the PCC Aquatic Center. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News 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. Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Herbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Linkedin NewsCommunityWhy not become a Summer Star on your holidaysBy Alan Jacques – June 25, 2019 115 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Previous articleKevin struts his stuff as the youngest drag queenNext articleHSE nursing homes are charging top dollar Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Email Gabriel Fitzmaurice with 5th class pupils from Gaelscoil O’Doghair, Sophie Ni Aodha, Abi Ni Shioda and Ella Ni Challanain.Picture: Keith WisemanLimerick City and County Council is inviting children to become a Summer Star by taking part in the public libraries’ Summer Stars Reading Adventure during the school holidays.Newcastle West Library hosted a special event to mark the official launch of the popular reading challenge in all public library branches across Limerick city and county.The launch celebrated reading for all ages as guest of honour, poet and author Gabriel Fitzmaurice, entertained an enthralled audience of 5th class pupils from Gaelscoil Ó Doghair, Caisleán Nua Thiar. Gabriel read from his poetry collections in both English and as Gaeilge and led the audience in an impromptu sing along.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He spoke passionately about the joy of reading advising the students that ‘you will never be lonely if you have a book, as a good book is always a good friend’.The children were also treated to a trio of readings from the favourite books of their classmates Sophie Ní Aodha, Abigail Ní Shíoda, and Ella Ní Challanáin and a rousing session of traditional music from the school’s grúpa cheoil, the excellent Raic sa Teach.The Summer Stars Reading Adventure will run throughout the summer in public libraries all over Ireland. All participants will receive a special Summer Stars reading card to record and track their progress as they go. There will be rewards and incentives along the way and a certificate and medal of achievement at the end for all who complete the programme.Everyone is invited to check out the Summer Stars website (www.summerstars.ie) which has lots of online games and activities. There are also helpful tips for reading and lists of recommended titles for children to discover. The books can then be borrowed from your local library. And don’t forget that it’s all free!You can also follow Summers Stars on Twitter @StarsReading | #SummerStars19 and on Facebook and Instagram at Summer Stars at your Library.To join in the fun and become a Summer Star, register at your local library this summer. Check out www.limerick.ie for details of your local branch. WhatsApp Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement TAGSlimerickLimerick City and County Council Tenants ForumSummer Stars Reading Adventure RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener
An explosion has been reported Wednesday on board the Iranian tanker Sanchi, which has been burning for four days off the eastern coast of China, CNN informed citing local authorities.Due to the explosion, the 14 rescue vessels scavenging the area for potential survivors had to retreat. 31 mariners of the 32 members of Sanchi’s crew remain unaccounted for. The body of one crew member has been recovered.Local authorities warned earlier that there is a danger of the ship exploding, breaking into half and sinking, resulting in a major oil spill.Efforts to put out the fire continue to be underway for the fourth day since the collision between the tanker and a Hong Kong-flagged bulker CF Crystal. Nevertheless, the activities remain to be hampered by the fire and thick smoke billowing from the stricken vessel, along with harsh weather conditions.It is estimated that the fire could burn for a period ranging from two weeks to a month, Reuters reported earlier citing an official from South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.The ill-fated tanker, owned by Bright Shipping Ltd and managed by National Iranian Tanker Co. (NITC), is loaded with 136,000 tons of Iranian crude oil.CF Crystal has berthed in Zhoushan since the incident where the maritime authorities will launch an investigation into the collision.World Maritime News Staff
HOUSTON–The San Francisco Giants won’t be wearing their traditional attire on Wednesday’s flight to Chicago.After wrapping up a two-game set in Houston Wednesday, the Giants will ditch their coats, dress shirts and slacks and instead don Golden State Warriors sweatsuits as they head to the airport.Giants hitting coach Alonzo Powell suggested the themed travel day for the club and clubhouse coordinator Brad Grems contacted the Warriors about securing some gear for the team to sport on the …
20 December 2012 South African Airways (SAA) and US Airways have signed a bilateral code share agreement that will provide the airlines with expanded access to destinations in both countries. “Through the codeshare agreement with US Airways, South African Airways’ valued clientele will gain new travel choices to markets across the United States via US Airways’ extensive network and hubs in Philadelphia, Charlotte and Phoenix, providing for seamless travel and status recognition through the respective frequent flyer programs,” SAA’s commercial acting general manager, Manoj Papa, said in a statement. “We are looking forward to introducing US Airways customers to our award-winning service, and to working closely with US Airways as our partnership will improve the connections between our respective networks.” The new partnership will offer the convenience of a single-ticket purchase, as well as the opportunity for SAA customers to earn and redeem Voyager miles. “US Airways’ new code share agreement with its first African code share partner creates a seamless travel experience for our customers travelling to various destinations on the African continent,” said US Airways marketing and planning senior vice president, Andrew Nocella. Pending approval from the Senegalese authorities, the code share agreement will also offer US Airways passengers access to Dakar in Senegal via SAA’s Johannesburg- Washington service. “US Airways values our current relationship with South African Airways as a Star Alliance partner and now as a code share partner, we look forward to strengthening this partnership,” Nocella said. US Airways customers will have access to SAA’s hub in Johannesburg, as well as connections to Cape Town, East London and Port Elizabeth. The agreement took effect on 19 December. SAinfo reporter
Legendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan today made it clear he will continue to play cricket for another three years as he felt fit enough to feature in Indian Premier League and English county circuit.”I think my body is good enough to play cricket for another three years. I would like to play IPL and some county cricket in England. I have received some offers (from the counties) but can’t disclose them at this moment,” he said.Muralitharan was speaking at a felicitation function by his IPL team Chennai Super Super Kings here for taking 800 Test wickets.In a media interaction later, Muralitharan said that he had agreed to former Indian captain Anil Kumble’s offer to join him in starting an academy but refused to disclose the details of the venture.Asked whether he would play in next year’s World Cup in the sub continent, Muralitharan said, “It is still too early.I want to see how I play in the Champions League Twenty20 and then decide on the World Cup,” the 38-year-old Muralitharan said.Sanjay Manjrekar, who anchored the function, requested scribes before opening the floor for a question answer session not to pose questions on the match fixing allegations in Pakistan’s ongoing England tour.However, Muralitharan did answer a question on the issue, saying it is for the Pakistan Cricket Board and its English counterpart to deal with the situation and decide.”These are only allegations and I wouldn’t like to comment on these matters,” he said.advertisementMuralitharan said Harbhajan Singh has the best chance of reaching the 800 figure mark but he could not predict whether the Indian off-spinner would achieve the feat or not.”Harbhajan is only 29 and statistically it is possible for him to reach 800. But it is up to the bowler and I can’t predict anything. You should have the hunger to achieve anything,” he said.Manjrekar and former India captain S Venkataraghavan hosted a group discussion as part of the function.Tamil Nadu cricketers of Chennai Super Kings — Subramaniam Badrinath, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anirudha Srikkanth and Shadab Jakati — and operations director V B Chandrasekar recalled their experiences with their famous colleague in IPL events.Venkatraghavan, part of the famous Indian spin quartet of yesteryears, showered praise on Muralitharan and discussed the finer points of spin bowling.Venkatraghavan presented Muralitharan a Super Kings team shirt with the number 800 printed on the back and Sri Lankan star immediately wore it on the stage.
Having been pulled out of Australia’s one-day team to prepare for India, then ignored by selectors for every match in the subcontinent, batsman Usman Khawaja is guarded about his chances of winning a Test recall for the Ashes.The stylish number three suffered a further blow on Thursday when he was left out of Australia’s one-day squad for next month’s Champions Trophy in England and Wales.Being excluded from the nation’s formidable one-day team is nothing to be ashamed about given the batting riches at selectors’ disposal.However, the India snub was a bitter pill to swallow for a player who had averaged 66.75 in the preceding Test series against Pakistan after topping the runs list in a losing cause against South Africa.Rubbing salt into the wounds, Khawaja was left to carry the drinks during the four-test series in India and watch his replacement Shaun Marsh manage only 151 runs at an average of 18.87 from his eight innings.”The most frustrating thing for me was not to play those three ODIs in New Zealand,” Khawaja told Fox Sports (www.foxsports.com.au).”I got pulled out of that series to prepare for India and then not playing was a bit hard.”The plain-spoken Khawaja has had a frosty relationship with selectors in the past.As Australia lurched to an emphatic defeat in Sri Lanka last year, he was axed, somewhat harshly, for the third and final Test along with opener Joe Burns.He made his displeasure with selectors clear.Still stinging from the omission, Khawaja told local media he and Burns were “scapegoats” for the team’s wider failures, an indiscretion that earned him a quiet “chat” with coach Darren Lehmann.advertisementFormer players and media pundits have repeatedly accused Australia’s selectors of being poor communicators and particularly ham-fisted in their handling of dropped players.But Khawaja said there were no hard feelings from his India disappointment, with Lehmann having gone out of his way to let him down easily.”To Boof’s credit I had a chat to him about all that stuff and he came up to me and he actually knew where I was at in that things had not worked out,” said the Pakistan-born 30-year-old.Khawaja is likely to be restored to Australia’s top order for the Ashes, given the left-hander’s fine record on home pitches over the past two seasons.But he has learnt not to look too far ahead.”It is the pinnacle of cricket when you represent Australia – playing against the old enemy,” he said.”But to be frank it is still far away and a lot can happen between now and the Ashes.”