Tournament of Roses Announces Equestrian Lineup for 2017 Rose Parade

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box.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. More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Tournament of Roses 2017 President Brad Ratliff is proud to announce 20 outstanding equestrian groups to ride in the 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Echoes of Success.”The equestrian groups selected are (listed alphabetically):1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment (Fort Hood, Texas)Backcountry Horsemen of California – Mid-Valley Unit (Sonora, California)Budweiser Clydesdales (St. Louis, Missouri)California Highway Patrol Mounted Patrol Unit (Sacramento, California)Kern County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse (Bakersfield, California)Los Hermanos Bañuelos Charro Team (Altadena, California)Mane Attraction Equestrian Drill Team (Riverside, California)Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament (Buena Park, California)The New Buffalo Soldiers (Shadow Hills, California)The Norco Cowgirls & The Little Miss Norco Cowgirls Rodeo Drill Team(Norco, California)Philippine Scouts Heritage Society – U.S. Army’s 26th Cavalry Regiment (LosAngeles, California)Santa Barbara County Sheriff Mounted Enforcement Unit (Santa Barbara,California)Scripps Miramar Saddlebreds (San Diego, California)Seven Oaks Farm Miniature Therapy Horses (Hamilton, Ohio)Spirit of the West Riders (Leona Valley, California)Union Rescue Mission – Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California)United States Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard (Barstow, California)Valley Hunt Club (Pasadena, California)Victorian Roses Ladies Riding Society (San Diego, California)Wells Fargo Stagecoaches (Los Angeles, California)Equestrians participating in the Rose Parade showcase a variety of breeds as well as unique tack and costumes. All riders must have previous parade riding experience. In addition to riding in the five and a half mile-long Rose Parade route on January 2, these equestrian groups are invited to take part in Equestfest presented by Wells Fargo, which will take place December 30, 2016, at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. During Equestfest, groups perform trick riding, drills, dancing and roping skills, and attendees can walk through the stables and speak with the riders.About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that annually hosts America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and a variety of accompanying events. The Association’s 935 volunteer members will drive the success of 128th Rose Parade themed “Echoes of Success,” on Monday, January 2, 2017, followed by the 103rd Rose Bowl Game. For more information visit www.tournamentofroses.com and follow us on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.center_img Community News Tournament of Roses Announces Equestrian Lineup for 2017 Rose Parade From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, July 21, 2016 | 11:26 am Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAncient Beauty Remedies From India To Swear By For Healthy SkinHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeauty Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

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Govt vows to provide more support for intellectually disabled athletes

first_imgThe Youth and Sports Ministry has vowed to support preparations for the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games, which will be held in Berlin, and the 2022 Asia Pacific Special Olympics Games in Jakarta.Special Olympics Indonesia (SOIna) is gearing up for the two games as Indonesia also prepares for other sporting events, like the U-22 World Cup and the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.“We must not forget the work of SOIna,” Youth and Sports Ministry secretary Gatot S Dewobroto said recently in a press statement sent to The Jakarta Post. The statement came following his meeting with the SOIna team led by Warsito Ellwein.Gatot added that the government also planned to introduce more of SOina’s work to the public so they would be more aware of its achievements.The government has also awarded an intellectually disabled athlete who secured 19 gold medals from the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Los Angeles, the United States, in 2015.Warsito appreciated the gesture, saying that more opportunities for disabled athletes would better enable them to adapt to society and also inspire others to welcome them as members of society.Topics :last_img read more

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Russian Olympic athletes warned not to dress like flag

first_img(BBC) – Russian athletes taking part at the Winter Olympics as neutral competitors have been warned not to replicate their country’s flag via their kit.“Separate items of clothing cannot create a tricolour” is one of 13 International Olympic Committee stipulations.The Russian emblem and coat-of-arms is not permitted on kit with a generic text proposed to replace it.The IOC has proposed a logo to be used by Russian athletes with ‘Olympic Athlete From Russia’ printed in red on a white backgroundThe country, which was blocked from sending a full team to Rio 2016, has been accused of operating a state-sponsored regime that included tailored drugs programmes and urine samples being switched.Individual athletes can still compete providing they can meet anti-doping criteria.The IOC stipulates that athletes’ kit can only carry the words ‘Olympic athlete from Russia’ or ‘OAR’, while officials’ clothing can only feature ‘OAR’.The uniforms cannot consist of all three colours of the Russian flag, while the red and blue cannot match the shade used in the flag – the IOC suggests “that these are darker in colour”.The 2018 Winter Games, which will be staged in Pyeongchang in South Korea, start on February 9.last_img read more

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Liverpool can win dream double, says Van Dijk

first_img“We should be confident. It’s a great time to be a Liverpool player,” he said. “Hopefully. There are (a maximum) of nine games left in total if all goes well, fingers crossed.“Let’s give everything we’ve got and have a well-deserved break after.”Firmino popped up with the second goal for his 14th in the Champions League for Liverpool and only Steven Gerrard (30) has more for the club in the competition.The Brazil international has also cautioned against complacency next week.“It was an important victory. We’ve taken the first step,” he told liverpoolfc.com. “We played well and we scored goals. Now we have to keep our feet on the ground because the next game will be difficult as well.“And we have to give it our all away at their stadium.” Share on: WhatsApp Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Virgil van Dijk says Liverpool can win a Premier League and Champions League double after they took charge of their European quarter-final against Porto.Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino struck inside the first 26 minutes at Anfield on Tuesday to give Jurgen Klopp’s men a 2-0 victory.Unlike their last-16 clash just over a year ago, when Liverpool won the first leg in Portugal 5-0 to render the return fixture a formality, Tuesday’s victory at Anfield still leaves some work to do.Van Dijk knows they will have to put in an improved performance next Wednesday as their opponents have shown they can cause them the occasional scare.“Obviously we know it’s going to be a tough game and to score two good goals was very important but the clean sheet was the most important thing,” said the Dutch player.“We have something to build on. We kept pressing, we kept going — we played very well I think.”The result keeps Liverpool on track for a dream double —  they lead the Premier League by two points from Manchester City — and Van Dijk believes it is possible to win both trophies.center_img FILE PHOTO: Virgil Van Dijklast_img read more

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Restaurant Redesign To Bring New Look To Broad Street

first_imgRED BANK — After a lengthy vacancy, the site formerly occupied by Ashes restaurant will re-open as restaurant and bar.The site has been vacant since July of 2010.The new operation won approval at the borough planning board meeting Monday night.Developers plan to establish a primary food business and bar on the first two floors of the three-story location, utilizing about 7,118 square feet of the site on the two floors, according to information submitted to the borough planning and zoning office.Owned by the Good Fork Restaurant Group, LLC, Raritan, it has brothers Matteo and Luciano Ingrao as its owners.The two own and operate another location, their first Char, located in Raritan, and this week Matteo said he had been planning another location for some time and considered Red Bank or Livingston as possible locations.“It was calling for us to open and expand,” Ingrao said on Wednesday.Ingrao previously owned a restaurant in Freehold, and was familiar with Red Bank’s downtown. Ironically, in the early 2000s, he was approached to join a partnership with one of the then owners of Ashes, ultimately passing on the offer. “I always liked the location,” he said, noting when the spot became available he entered into negotiations with the property owner.The property owner is listed as 29 Broad Street Realty, LLC, with a Red Bank post office box as an address, and John B. Anderson II listed as manager.The restaurant’s designer, Jeff Cahill, Tinton Falls, who designed the Raritan location, said of this spot, “This one we took a more contemporary approach.” By that, he meant, “It still has very warm colors, a lot of wood,” the traditional trimmings of a steakhouse. But the Broad Street spot will have “a lot of modern accents to it,” Cahill explained.“It’s just fun and more energetic and kind of drawn for a younger demographic than your traditional steakhouse,” he explained.As part of that more modern design, one wall would lose its four windows and be replaced by two large glass ones that would reach from floor to the second floor, creating a mezzanine-style area where the building had a sort of atrium area. This, according to Mayor Pasquale Menna, was a bit of a sticking point for the borough’s historic preservation commission.Edward Zipprich, who sits on the board, borough council and the historic commission, said he was concerned about making that change. “It changes the look of the historic building, makes it even more modern,” in what is the borough’s historic district, Zipprich said. Zipprich, however, did vote on Monday to approve the plans.But Menna on Wednesday dismissed those concerns believing what Cahill and Ingrao were doing “will enhance the appearance of the old building.”“It’s going to give new definition to that whole block,” Menna said.And the look of that block has been an issue since Ashes closed nearly two summers ago. With that large building dark for as long as it has been, “It definitely had a negative impact on the businesses, both retail and restaurants, on the north side of Broad Street,” said Nancy Adams, executive director of Red Bank RiverCenter, the management and advocacy organization for the borough’s business special improvement district.Given the site takes up so much space on the corner of Broad and Mechanic Street, probably as much as what three stores would use, “”It’s very noticeable when there’s nothing in there,” Adams observed.“It has been a bleak and dark spot,” Menna acknowledged. “This is essentially a half-a-block that’s been closed for two years.”What had been there previously, had been a problem, too, officials had conceded. Menna called Ashes “a troubled and problematic night club that was in litigation all the time.” And indeed it had its share of legal battles, with state tax and alcohol officials, and among its various partners. Those battles eventually led to the business being put into receivership and eventually closing the doors.“To replace it with a sit-down restaurant, that already has a track record that is well received and is busy and popular,” is what Menna called “a no-brainer.”“We’re not looking to be a nightclub,” Ingrao said. “But on the other hand, if we have a full bar, we’re certainly not going to close, tell people to leave.”The Raritan Char does about $6 million a year in business, according to Cahill. And the owners are looking to spend approximately $2 million renovating this site. “That’s a big commitment in the restaurant industry,” especially given they don’t own the building, Cahill said.The construction, Cahill explained, is expected to commence in pretty short order and should take roughly five months to complete, with the restaurant ready for opening in the latter part of the summer.“It’s a little bit more than a paint job,” Ingrao observed.For Menna the project appears to be a boon for the borough. “Let’s focus on what’s important,” he said, indicating there will be 25-30 jobs associated with the new business and renovation of an aging structure. “You have people who want to invest a lot of money in the town and bring people into town,” he said.last_img read more

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No excuses from Baggies boss

first_imgWest Brom boss Steve Clarke admitted his side were well below par in their 2-1 defeat against Fulham.The victory at The Hawthorns was Fulham’s first win in 12 matches and a welcome boost for Martin Jol’s side.And Clarke said: “I don’t think we played as we can do. First half we were way off the mark. I’m not sure if it was the consequence of four games in 10 days or not.“In the second half it was better, we did the hard work to get back into it but then we gave it away. We could not quite get the second equaliser.“Nobody can question the character of the team. Right at the death, with a bit of luck, we would have got the goal that our second-half performance deserved.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Passionate, respected assistant coach who worked for Raiders, Cal, Stanford dies at 72

first_imgGunther Cunningham, who spent a lifetime as a football coach, including stops with Stanford, Cal and the Los Angeles Raiders, died Saturday. He was 72.The announcement was made by the Detroit Lions, for whom Cunningham worked last. The Detroit Free Press reported that the one-time Walnut Creek resident died of cancer.“Gunther Cunningham will forever be remembered as one of the great men of our game,” the Lions said in a statement. “He left a lasting impact on every person who was fortunate …last_img read more

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Napa disappointed with Knights’ lack of ‘team effort’

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter Letran finished the first round with a 5-4 slate, coach Jeff Napas said there was still a lot to be desired with the way his team is playing this NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament.“I’m still not satisfied because I feel that we still lack effort. We’re still not giving a total team effort. That’s going to be our focus in the second round,” the Knights mentor said in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR “We shouldn’t use that as an excuse. It’s a matter of stepping up from whoever I pull from our bench,” he said.As disheartening as the defeat was, Napa said that the Knights’ final game of the first round should serve as a lesson for his bench.“My bench players didn’t step up. We still depend on our main guys to play heavy minutes and that’s where we suffered,” he said. “But the players are still positive. We just have to adjust and check the mindset of our players, especially the ones on the bench, for them to recall their roles.”Napa ended: “Every game, we learn a lot. It’s all a matter of executing our game plan. That’s what we want to achieve, that for our bench players to compliment our main guys.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Calisaan shocked by ejection, rues missed chance to play on home floor Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Down at the cellar at one point of the season at 1-3, Letran has went on to rack up four straight victories before Lyceum halted that run, 75-68, on Friday.It was undeniable that Jeo Ambohot’s wrist injury, which he got in the Knights’ last game against San Sebastian, may have had a hand in the recent loss as the team scampered to fill up the hole left in the middle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“It’s a big factor that we lost Jeo because he’s part of our rotation. We’re losing eight points, eight rebounds, and three blocks from him,” said the multi-titled coach.However, Napa argued that it wasn’t an excuse for Letran to be in disarray, as evidenced in the defeat to the Pirates where big men Daryl Pascual and Irvin Mandreza both fouled out of the game. View commentslast_img read more

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GRAND FINALS SUMMARY- QSST DOUBLE!

first_imgQSST have made it a golden day at the 2004 National 18 Years Touch Football Championships, claiming both the Mens and Womens titles. The match up of QSST and NSWCHS in the Womens grand final was highly anticipated, with NSWCHS having taken the 2003 title from QSST. Queensland were out to claim it back and opened the scoring with Emily Hopkin’s great step allowing Gemma Etheridge to cross and score. An intercept from NSW’s Tegan Considine brought the crowd to their feet, which then lifted even more as Queensland’s Teneille Shaw chased 25 metres to touch Considine. With neither team able to score for the remaining time in the first half, it was Nicole McHugh who brought NSW back to even with a touchdown to open the second half. This was as close to winning as NSW would get though, with Queensland’s captain Courtney Hipperson scoring to give her side a 2-1 lead. Belinda Hammett dived across the line for a 3-1 advantage to Queensland before the NSW side could bring it back to 3-2 with nine minutes still to play. NSW looked as though they were still in with a chance as the Queensland girls failed to make the most of their opportunities and extend their lead. When Delwyn Tupuhi and Hipperson both added to the Queensland tally, a 5-2 lead was too much for the NSW girls. With five minutes to go the NSW side also lost experienced Australian representative Kirstie Jenkins to an injury and the game was all but over. For Queensland coach Peter Bell, the win was a reward for how hard his players have worked. “They’ve put in a lot of training for this and they’re a great group of girls,” Bell said. Captain Courtney Hipperson agreed. “It feels awesome, we’ve had great teamwork and really bonded as a team, we knew we were good enough to win this and we came here to do that,” Hipperson said. In the Mens match QSST were out to defend their 2003 title and opened the scoring quickly through Lyall Darby. It was a free flowing first half, with the scores locked at 2-2 after just ten minutes of play. In the Mens grand final it was again a meeting between QSST and NSWCHS, with the Queensland Men looking to defend their 2003 title. Scoring flowed freely in the first half, with QSST beginning strongly on the back of a Lyall Darby opening touchdown and a Jerome Waitohi intercept and touchdown. NSWCHS moved into gear and the score was back to 2-2 before Queensland ran in another two touchdowns to take a 4-2 lead. Australian representative Pat Smith showed some of his classy stepping to bring NSW back to a 4-3 deficit and brought the crowd into the match. Down 5-3 at half time, NSWCHS opened the second half scoring but when Queensland replied immediately through Waitohi’s second intercept and touchdown, the score went to 6-4. NSWCHS couldn’t break through the Queensland defense again, allowing QSST to take the title with the score of 6-4. For Queensland coach Peter Robinson, the relief was obvious. “I’m really proud of the way these boys have played, they’ve had to adjust to a lot of different styles of play, it’s been a long week, but they really do deserve this,” Robinson said. “NSWCHS are a great side, they have a lot of talent and they played really well, it was a very tough week.” By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]last_img read more

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