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The Great History Freeze of 2015 Achieves Fundraising Goal

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS History The Great History Freeze of 2015 Achieves Fundraising Goal To Preserve Historic Images From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 4:13 pm Top of the News 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for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Subscribecenter_img Community News Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. Thanks to more than eighty financial backers, Pasadena Museum of History’s crowd-funding campaign, The Great History Freeze of 2015, achieved – and then surpassed – its goal of raising $2,450 to purchase a twenty cubic foot industrial freezer with wireless data monitor to preserve its irreplaceable, but at-risk, collection of historic images.The 30-day Kickstarter campaign closed on Thursday, September 17, having raised $4,391 plus an additional $950 in donations made directly to the Museum. This means that in one month, PMH raised enough money for two freezers towards its ultimate target of ten – enough to properly house in deep-freeze safety all the fragile negatives in the Museum’s archival storage.“We are thrilled at this enthusiastic response, and deeply grateful to everyone who contributed financially, through their time and talent, and by helping us spread the word far and wide,” says Laura Verlaque, PMH Director of Collections.Updates on all aspects of this continuing preservation project will be posted on the PMH website at http://pasadenahistory.org/history-freeze/ and also on the Museum’s Facebook page. First Heatwave Expected Next Week 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

Two killed in Taquan Air floatplane crash, airline’s second deadly incident in a week

first_imgigorkov/iStock(KETCHIKAN, Alaska) — A pilot and a passenger were killed in southeastern Alaska on Monday when a floatplane crashed into a harbor, officials said.The victims were the only occupants on the Taquan Air floatplane when it crashed near Ketchikan at around 4 p.m., marking the Alaska-based airline’s second fatal incident in a week. Federal transportation authorities said the flight was a commuter flight, but didn’t offer any other details on the crash.Ketchikan officials declined to release the circumstances of the crash.“The names of the deceased will not be released until next of kin have been notified,” Ketchikan Gateway authorities said in a statement Monday. “Both individuals were brought to the Annette Island Service Unit. Good Samaritans have the aircraft in tow and are bringing the Beaver to the beach until it can be secured.”Taquan Air directed all inquiries about the incident to the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the crash along with the Federal Aviation Administration.The crash came exactly one week after a Taquan Air sightseeing plane collided with another aircraft over Alaska on May 13, killing six people. The FAA is investigating the cause of that crash as well.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Torpids row on come hell or high water

first_imgIt was a tense day for those at the Head of the River yesterday.While Christ Church men held their lead, fending off Pembroke’s advances with a more comfortable gap than Wednesday’s close finish, the Magdalen boys were in hot pursuit. The Headship remains up for grabs.Magdalen women have also been on top form, closing the gap with St Catherine’s earlier in the afternoon.After a long struggle up the division, their bump with Christ Church on Wednesday put headship in the Magdalen girls’ sights, and they will be upping the pressure on St Catz this afternoon.Yesterday, Magdalen were just a hair’s-width away as the klaxon went and St Catz were saved by the bell. Not so lucky were the four other boats who were bumped in time, seeing Wadham, New, SEH and Balliol move on up the division.The klaxon had been rung after a Hilda’s rower caught an ejector crab and was propelled into the water right in front of Balliol’s boat. St Catz cannot rely on that sort of luck to keep their place in the lead. The competition so far has also seen impressive form from both St John’s and Hertford men. Having both moved up a position on Wednesday, Thursday saw John’s bump New within the first 35 seconds of the race, Hertford taking Exeter seconds later.Balliol will have to watch out today with John’s right behind them.last_img read more

FIFA Pleased with Facilities in Edo, Delta, as Obaseki, Okowa Reiterate…

first_imgFIFA Officials inspecting the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City on Tuesday evening U-20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUPAdibe Emenyonu in Benin City and Omon-Julius Onabu in AsabaThe FIFA inspection team, which arrived in Nigeria on Monday on an inspection tour of facilities for the hosting of the 2020 edition of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, has expressed satisfaction at the state of facilities in Benin City and Asaba.Nigeria is bidding to host the tournament alongside India and South Korea. India however is out of contention as they were handed hosting rights to the 2020 edition of the U-17 Women’s World Cup. Nigeria last hosted a FIFA tournament ten years ago when the country hosted the cadet U-17 World Cup for boys. The FIFA inspection team, which included Christopher Exley, Sara Jane Booth, Kliment Taseki, Rhiannon Ceirwen Martin and Heyral Kaj Jurgen, were conducted round facilities in Benin City and Asaba on Tuesday.They were joined on the tour by Nigeria’s bid Coordinator, Malam Mainasara Ilo and officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), including its President, Amaju Pinnick, Aisha Falode, head of the Women’s Football League, and Ruth David, head of Women’s football at the federation.The FIFA and NFF officials were conducted round facilities, which included the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, practice pitches at Western Boys High School, one of the mini stadia the government is building for the event, and the Protea Hotel by Edo State Sports Commission Chairman, Godwin Dudu-Orumen and other officials of the Commission.The FIFA team later paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who assured them that the state was not only willing to host the matches of the tournament but was more than capable of doing so.Obaseki who said the revamp of the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium which is near completion would host various local and international sporting events, also noted that the state is building 20 mini-stadia across the state to boost sporting activitiesAccording to him, “We take sports seriously in the state because 72 per cent of our population are under 30 years of age. We are building 20 mini-stadia across the state and four of the stadia can be used as practice fields”.The governor added that the fibre optic cables being laid across Benin City metropolis would provide the infrastructure to broadcast matches, adding that the Benin Specialist Hospital would provide the needed medical services.In Asaba, Delta Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, assured FIFA officials that they do not need to worry about venue for the tournament as the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba will serve as an excellent venue.Okowa expressed readiness of the state government to provide any further improvement in the facility as might be necessary to make the stadium the best venue for the competition.He observed that several international sport events like the 21st Africa Senior Athletics Competition as well as the Super Eagles matches with Seychelles and Egypt, were among major events that had been hosted at the Keshi Stadium without hitches, stressing that hosting the Under-20 Women’s World Cup would be a great event that would be welcomed by football enthusiasts in Delta State.Okowa said, “I am glad that you are here to inspect sporting facilities in our state. As a government, we have continued to do the best we can to develop sporting facilities and we have done very well in that area.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more