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Ozell Williams Sets World Record Backflips 105
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Here’s Ozell’s posting on Facebook:
I just want to say Thank You to everybody who believes in me, still have faith in me and Know I’m destined for greatness. I will be setting the record NOV. 23rd at Folsom Stadium at the CU vs. USC game. Get your tickets now and come out to support the football team, and spirit squad(“O” & Family) as we plan on putting CU on the MAP. Get your tickets now before it’s to late because my record setting will be unbelievable and we need help counting. Thank You to The Marketing team, My few close friends, My Family Frydry’s, and everybody else that believed in me. COme out and help us Count and I’m going to set it for the Distance Covered in the least Amount of Time. WORLD RECORDS HERE WE COME……NO PRESSURE(Sike)!! LOL
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Cell Carrier Ratings November 2013 from Consumer Reports
How does your cell phone carrier rate?
Sprint as many have reported ranks as the lowest rated. Reports that Sprint went from #2 to last place.
Verizon ranks #1 as the best carrier in the United States.
Here’s the original release: Consumer Reports’ press release
SPRINT SINKS TO THE BOTTOM OF LATEST CONSUMER REPORTS CELL-PHONE SERVICE RATINGS
Smaller Providers of No-contract and Prepaid Service Continue to Rate High; Seven Ways to cut Phone Costs
YONKERS, NY ― Sprint is now the lowest-Rated carrier in Consumer Reports’ latest annual cell-phone service Ratings, based on a survey of 58,399 subscribers by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. While it trailed only Verizon in overall customer satisfaction among the major carriers in last year’s ratings, Sprint received dismal marks this year for value, voice, text and 4G reliability.
Verizon Wireless was once again the top major carrier, receiving high marks for data service and some aspects of customer support. AT&T and T-Mobile got mostly ho-hum marks, though AT&T was the lone carrier to receive the top rating for the reliability of its 4G service.
Tiny Consumer Cellular was the overall leader in the Consumer Reports cell service satisfaction survey, with stellar scores across the board – even though it uses the same network of lower-ranked AT&T. As in previous CR surveys, no-contract and prepaid service from smaller companies such as Consumer Cellular and TracFone rated better than the major standard providers in customer satisfaction. Those carriers offer high-quality phones, relatively reliable service, and simpler, more consumer-friendly plans.
“Our latest cell service satisfaction survey revealed a somewhat precipitous decline by Sprint that shuffled the rankings of the major standard service providers,” said Glenn Derene, Electronics Content Development Team Leader for Consumer Reports. “And smaller, no-frills, no-contract and prepaid service providers continue to do a better job of satisfying customers, and provide an increasingly viable alternative to some of the expensive, long-term contracts that many consumers find themselves locked into.”
The new Consumer Reports cell service Ratings can be found online at ConsumerReports.org and in the January 2014 issue of Consumer Reports, which hits newsstands next week.
The Consumer Reports survey also revealed that among the respondents who had data plans that set limits on usage, 38 percent used only half, or less, of their monthly allotment. As a result, many customers may well have overpaid for their wireless service. CR recommends seven ways consumers can cut their phone costs and saved hundreds of dollars in the process. Among them:
- Wait to buy that hot phone. Resist buying the latest must-have phone until a newer model comes out and you may be able to get it at a much lower price. For example, if you bought the Samsung Galaxy S III from Sprint when it first came out, it would have set you back more than $200 up front. When the S 4 arrived, the S III price dropped to $100, and now it’s $0 with most service contracts.
- Consider a prepaid service. Pay-as-you-go plans used to come with limited service and bare-bones phones. Not anymore. Prepaid providers now have more smart phones, and some offer fast 4G connections. If you’re not a marathon talker, texter, or Web surfer, you’ll usually come out ahead by paying only for what you use.
- Think twice about add-ons. Like other service providers, cellular carriers try to lard on extras, including navigation, insurance and GPS tracking of your children. Assess those offers carefully. You might be better off paying $1 per day for maps and directions only when you need them, rather than paying a $5 navigation fee every month.
Additional advice on cutting cell phone costs can be found at ConsumerReports.org.
President Obama Visiting Los Angeles – DreamWorks November 26, 2013
Earlier in the day
DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg donated $2 million to Obama re-election campaign.
President Obama is expected to make remarks on the economy especially as it relates to entertainment jobs.
President Obama will be in the Beverly Hills area visiting Magic Johnson and his wife, then on to another event with Mr. Saban.
Then in the morning to Glendale and then he leaves the area.
Why the President comes to town right at rush hour is perplexing to many.
Chances are that once Obama is done in Glendale he will be flown by helicopter to LAX and the traffic impact will be minimal.
The visit to DreamWorks is expected on Tuesday November 26, 2013, so if you plan to be in the Glendale, Burbank areas be sure to watch for traffic conditions. No schedule has been released, but usually President Obama arrives to LAX and flies via helicopter to Burbank Airport, and then goes by car to the locations.
Open Studios –
Greg Marquez Studio – 523 W. Loma Alta Drive, Altadena
Gothard Studio – 215 Laurel Drive
Kathleen Swaydan & Friends – 3061 Ridgeview Drive
LA General Store Design Studio
149 W. Altadena Drive (626) 529-3386
Sidewalk Cafe –
2057 N. Los Robles (626) 797-9225 – (Bring your own mug and get a coffee for 99 cents)
5 Locations – 30 Artists – Lots of fun
Altadena Store Open Thanksgiving Day 9am to 2pm
Albatross, will serve wine and “farm-to-table sandwiches” from the former Sea Breeze Fish & Chips
Chef Eric Bechard
Trinket, a neighborhood-focused brunch spot, at 2035 S.E. Cesar Chavez Blvd.
Was just there this past weekend. Great spot. Packed! One diner commented that it was the best burger they have ever had!
Portland Food and Drink has more details.
Albatross Fine food and drink – 1811
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Volcano Creating New Island Tacocat
Tokyo Japan Coast Guard issued advisories for smoke and ash from the explosion.
The islet is approx 200 meters or 600 ft in diameter.
This location is in the ring of fire where most of the earthquakes and volcanic activity occur in the Pacific.
The Japanese coast guard and earthquake experts say a volcanic eruption has raised a new island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo. Pictures filmed by the Japanese coast guard showed clouds of heavy smoke, billowing steam and waters roiling over the newly formed crater.
Pasadena 210 Freeway Interchanges Dangerous Increase in Accidents
If you live in the Pasadena area you are familiar with the 210 interchange. Most notably the 210 east tunnel where recently there has been an increase in accidents. Just last night there was a deadly pileup after midnight with one fatality and numerous vehicles involved including several trucks.
This morning yet another accident on the west interchange.
So is it the weather? Most likely this plays a part. But these inc
Another fatal accident on the Madre offramp which is apparently affecting the Goldline rail station. Big rig crash. Apparently at 2:30 am 11/21/13. The cement median was hit. A one vehicle accident. Hispanic 34 year old. Diesel fuel , scence is still going to be closed for another 3-4 hours.
People need to slow down when driving!
This is big news for Pasadena, Pacific Asia, and USC communities.
USC and Pacific Asia Museum form alliance
By Allison Engel
November 18, 2013USC and Pacific Asia Museum of Pasadena, Calif., one of the few U.S. museums dedicated to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands, announced an affiliation today. The alliance between the museum and the university presents a wealth of collaborative opportunities for both institutions.
The new partnership will preserve the museum’s 1924 Chinese Qing Dynasty-inspired mansion in downtown Pasadena as an art museum and will enhance the scholarship of the creative faculty and students at USC’s six arts schools and those in the departments of art history, East Asian language and cultures, religion and archaeology. In addition, the alliance will provide a foundation for a renewed museum studies and curatorial training program at USC.
The new name of the museum will be the USC Pacific Asia Museum.
“With its rich history and inspiring works of art, Pacific Asia Museum will be the perfect complement to many academic endeavors at USC. Both of our organizations work to enrich the educational experience, advance art history and preserve the past for future generations,” said USC President C. L. Max Nikias.
“USC is very proud to form a powerful partnership with a local organization that has international appeal and an enduring devotion to promoting the arts.”
Elizabeth Short, trustee and chair of the museum’s strategic planning committee, said: “Since its founding, Pacific Asia Museum has advanced intercultural understanding between East and West through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Devoted staff, board members and volunteers carry out this mission through exhibitions, tours, cultural and educational events and programs for the community.
“All of us are excited about the affiliation with USC and look forward to this rewarding relationship, which will provide synergies in the study of Asian arts and cultures and support the museum in Pasadena,” she added.
Katherine Murray-Morse, chair of the museum’s board of trustees, said: “We are thrilled that the partnership with USC will enable the museum to enhance its mission and expand its reach as a cultural institution. Pacific Asia Museum, in concert with USC, a renowned Pacific Rim university, will be able to create even greater synergies with this new affiliation in Los Angeles, a global city of the 21st century.”
Elizabeth Garrett, USC provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, said that the new affiliation “will support the scholarship of our current faculty and graduate students, enhance our ability to recruit future faculty and students, and complement our very strong postdoctoral scholars program in the humanities.
“This partnership also highlights USC’s deep connections to the Pacific Rim,” she continued. “What better way to exhibit those ties than through the breadth and beauty of the museum’s distinctive art collection.”
Pacific Asia Museum, founded in 1971 and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2009, has a collection of more than 17,000 items from across Asia and the Pacific Islands, spanning more than 5,000 years. Prominent holdings include the Harari Collection of Japanese paintings and drawings from the Edo (1600-1868) and Meiji (1868-1912) periods, one of the largest collections of Japanese folk paintings outside Japan, a South Pacific bark cloth collection, collections of Chinese ceramics and textiles, and Buddhist art from throughout Asia.
Pacific Asia Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (USC Photo/Sheharazad Fleming)
The museum has organized several groundbreaking exhibitions, including the first North American exhibitions of contemporary Chinese art after the Cultural Revolution and one of the first exhibitions of contemporary aboriginal art in the United States.
Built in the 1920s by art dealer Grace Nicholson, the museum is a California State Historic Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Museum officials approached USC officials in July about considering a partnership. Under terms of the alliance, USC will take over management of the museum.
USC has an unparalleled collection of arts schools at a research university, with more than 6,000 students pursuing degrees in the arts. All six arts schools include a significant number of students from Asia, and creative work by many faculty members in the schools is influenced by Asia. The university as a whole has a number of institutes that focus on the historic, cultural and social dynamics of the Pacific Rim and the Asian-American experience, including the East Asian Studies Center, the Korean Studies Institute, the USC Center for Japanese Religions and Culture, and the USC U.S.-China Institute.
USC recently has developed new graduate programs in arts management, which will be natural partners with the museum, as well as an interdisciplinary museum studies and curatorial training program that is being redesigned.
The USC Pacific Asia Museum will complement the USC Fisher Museum of Art’s permanent collection of some 1,800 objects, many of which are from the Americas and Europe.
“The collection of USC Pacific Asia Museum will be the starting point for a multitude of inquiries related to the culture, history and even future of the Pacific Rim,” said Selma Holo, director of the USC Fisher Museum.
“Art is a starting point, but never an end point; art opens minds to issues around religion, history, beauty, politics and a host of possible connections and interactions in our global world,” she continued. “Our students and faculty will be able to gather around a specific piece or exhibition and will find themselves entering into conversations that will be life-enhancing and sometimes even life-changing.”
The formal announcement of the alliance was made at an evening event held on Nov. 18 at the Pasadena museum with officials from USC, the museum and the city of Pasadena.
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