The Best Pasadena Garage Sales This Week

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff Community News July 18Yard Sale: Lots Of Household And Garage Items, 8:00am- 3:00pmLots of knick-knacks, household items, coffee tables,clothing, kitchen item something for everyone, 30 years in same house.1293 Westlyn Pl, Pasadena, CA 91104 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday PasadenaJuly 16 – 18, Moving Sale Everything Must GoGarage sale includes furniture, tools, men’s/women’s clothing, shoes, purses, games, and home decor. Everything must go! Thursday through Saturday only. Access to sale is on the side of the house in the driveway (Rose Ave). Hope to see you there bright and early. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Top of the News Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe top box 7 The Best Pasadena Garage Sales This Week Published on Thursday, July 16, 2015 | 7:23 pmlast_img read more

Raise the Age: Early progress of Cuomo’s youth justice overhaul looks positive

first_img Devon Magliozzi About 78 percent of 16-year-olds charged with violent felonies in New York City had their cases move to family court, compared to 64 percent in the rest of the state. (The handling of non-violent felony cases did not vary between the city and the rest of the state.)Similarly, about 78 percent of New York City 16-year-olds were released upon arraignment in the Youth Part, compared to 64 percent in the rest of the state.William Leahy, director of the state’s Office of Indigent Legal Services and a Raise the Age task force member, said he brought up these issues to the group and hopes the state will address disparities in how cases are handled.“The quality of justice should not depend on where their case happens to take place,” Leahy said, adding that reducing statewide inequities was a goal his task force colleagues seemed to share.Teen suspects outside New York City have also been impacted by the availability of detention spaces compliant with new regulations created with Raise the Age.In Onondaga County, sheriff’s deputies and Syracuse police officers refused to leave the room while Youth Part defendants met with their attorneys, citing department policy and the lack of an interview room compliant with Raise the Age supervision requirements, according to court documents. Legal Aid Services of Central New York filed a lawsuit on the teens’ behalf, and a judge issued a preliminary injunction in August requiring the county to provide a private interview room.Some teens around the state are being detained pre-trial far from their families and lawyers. About a third of 16-year-olds sent to detention outside New York City were sent more than a county away, with some sent hours from home. In 55 counties, there is no “specialized secure detention facility” certified to hold teens with higher-level criminal cases in the Youth Part.Monica Mahaffey, assistant commissioner for communications at OCFS, said out-of-county placements were already routine for younger teens who were sent to detention while their cases were processed in family court. Further, she said the early months of Raise the Age extended a decade-long decline in the use of detention, demonstrating that community-based alternatives to detention are working.Still, Mahaffey said state and local agencies are looking into ways to mitigate the consequences of detaining teens far from home.“Moving forward, some counties are considering an expansion of bed capacity or construction of a new facility, based upon need. The state is also exploring the use of video interface to connect youth to their families when they are placed further from home,” Mahaffey said.Advocates have previously told The Chronicle they hope the state focuses on increasing community-based programming for youth instead of creating more detention space.The Next Phase of ImplementationDespite perceived early success for Raise the Age, stakeholders are bracing themselves for 17-year-olds to follow 16-years-olds into the juvenile justice system starting in October.“With the 17-year-olds, it’s not just one extra year, it’s one year older as well. It’s like having that second child if you’re a parent. It’s more than twice as hard,” said Leahy, who was impressed by the first year of implementation but believes “the real challenge is coming.”Meridith Sopher, a vice president at the New York City nonprofit Sheltering Arms, which runs non-secure detention facilities, among other family services, said supporting 17-year-olds returning to the community will bring new challenges.“The biggest adjustment will be for youth who come to us and get discharged to live independently instead of living with family members. How do we ensure that they continue to get the same kind of support in aftercare?”Counties are responsible for making sure those services will be available for the 17-year-olds – alongside expanded alternatives to detention, and youth-specific detention. But the state funds much of that work.Stephen Acquario, executive director of the New York Association of Counties, has been assisting county governments adapting to Raise the Age. He said the counties expect to secure reimbursement funds allocated in the state budget for Raise the Age.“We look forward to continuing to work with the governor, state agencies, and the state legislature to ensure proper implementation of the law, and full funding of RTA-related county costs is part of the 2019-20 state budget,” Acquario said.In an e-mailed statement, he added that “by all accounts, we believe implementation has been a smooth process up to this point.”The Raise the Age Implementation Task Force is scheduled to deliver a second report next August, covering the law’s first year and the first six months of phase two.“The challenge will be to sustain progress towards more humane treatment of kids, because with my decades of public defense, I know there’s always a backlash,” said Leahy of the state’s indigent defense support office. “It’s hard to keep going through the challenges, which you can’t script. They will surface.”Michael Fitzgerald contributed reporting to this story. Read more about Raise the Age legislation in The Chronicle of Social Change here.  center_img Your Public Safety news is made possible with support from: Your government news is made possible with support from: ALBANY, N.Y. — Nearly a year after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Raise the Age legislation moving 16- and 17-year-olds out of the adult justice system,  state government officials and youth advocates say conditions are significantly improving for teens in trouble with the law.In a report released last week, members of the Governor’s Raise the Age Implementation Task Force declared that the law had been “successfully implemented,” citing six months of data showing large declines in youth arrests, arraignments, detention and sentencing.“The Raise the Age law has transformed the youth justice system in New York by reducing the involvement of young people in the justice system, increasing opportunities for diversion and intervention to promote successful outcomes, as well as providing age-appropriate facilities,” said Janine Kava, director of public information for New York’s Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), which oversaw the reform’s county-by-county rollout alongside the state’s Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS).Under the new law, since last October 1, 16-year-olds facing misdemeanor charges have been processed in family court, which emphasize rehabilitation for youth, and keep youth court records sealed. Data collected from October to March shows that 82 percent of 16-year-olds facing felony charges were also sent to family court.• Related: Raise the Age: Outside the city, New York’s youth defendants housed far from home• Related: Raise the Age: Tompkins is an ‘anchor’ countyAccording to youth justice advocates, that statistic alone suggests the law is working.“That is really encouraging,” said Naomi Post, executive director of the New York chapter of the Children’s Defense Fund and a member of the task force. “I’m feeling cautiously optimistic that the goals we set are being met.”Sixteen-year-olds arrested on felony charges are still arraigned in adult criminal courts, but by specially trained judges in new courtrooms called the Youth Part. Most nonviolent felonies are automatically moved to family court within weeks, unless prosecutors convince Youth Part judges to keep the case.About 94 percent of non-violent felony cases and 73 percent of violent felony cases ended up in family court over the law’s first six months. Post says her organization wanted 100% of teens’ cases moved to family court, but is pleased with how many felony defendants are making it out of the Youth Part.Removals are not the only metric where advocates see evidence of progress. Arrests of 16-year-olds declined from October to March, accelerating a trend that began in 2010. No 16-year-olds were detained in adult prisons or jails after October 1, and 72 percent of 16-year-olds arrested on felony charges were released at arraignment, some under supervision.Commissioners of DCJS and OCFS, Michael Green and Sheila Poole, co-chaired the 15-member task force, which also included law enforcement and advocates. The law required them to deliver last week’s report to the state’s top-two legislative leaders. A spokesperson for Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said his office is reviewing the report. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins’ office did not reply to requests for comment.David M. Hoovler, the district attorney for Orange County and president of the state’s District Attorney Association, said the state should model other recent criminal justice reforms after the Raise the Age rollout.“The law’s first year is being touted as a success and this is no doubt because of the availability of services and resources designed to redirect and rehabilitate offenders through programming, supervision and support,” he said in an e-mailed statement. “I urge our lawmakers to look at the careful planning, scrutiny and investment that is still being committed to Raise the Age and see if we can apply some of those concepts to the implementation of discovery and bail reform.”Some Upstate Counties Resist Parts of ReformWhile the task force report presents a rosy picture of the law’s first six months, preliminary data revealed differences between New York City and the rest of the state. Outside New York City, youth accused of violent felonies are remaining in the more punitive adult criminal court’s Youth Part at a higher rate than their counterparts in the city. This story is part one of a three-part series on Raise the Age and its early impacts. This story was produced as part of a Raise the Age reporting fellowship with The Chronicle of Social Change and was co-published with The Ithaca Voice. Read part one here and part two here. Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi Tagged: andrew cuomo, governor, raise the age last_img read more

COVID-19 Deaths Increase to 6 at Ft. Lauderdale Assisted-living Facility

first_imgSix residents of an assisted-living facility in Broward County have died from COVID-19, including three new deaths that were reported Thursday.The death toll at Atria Willow Wood in Fort Lauderdale has been rising since the first resident died there on March 16, and others have tested positive for the disease.At this point, 16 residents have tested positive, including the six victims, according to the company that owns the center on West Commercial Boulevard. Results from two more tests are pending.“Our primary concern right now is supporting our residents and staff and doing everything in our power to keep them safe,” Atria officials said in a statement Thursday. “We will also continue to work with the Department of Health and Agency for Health Care Administration as we monitor and respond to this ever-changing situation.”Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has blamed Willow Wood for the deaths. He says that “construction workers, staff and cooks who were ill were not screened” and allowed to socialize with residents, despite warnings for such facilities earlier this month.The company insists the facility began implementing precautions on March 4 to protect its residents, including screening visitors and workers.Broward County currently has 504 confirmed cases of coronavirus, second only to Miami-Dade throughout the state.last_img read more

Disaster for West Ham as star striker is ruled OUT for four months

first_img1 West Ham’s Andy Carroll is set for another spell on the sidelines Andy Carroll’s nightmare spell at West Ham has taken a turn for the worse after it was revealed he would miss the next four months with ankle ligament damage.The Hammers had already revealed their £15million club-record signing would miss the rest of their pre-season tour to New Zealand as a precautionary measure.However, Jack Sullivan – son of West Ham co-owner David Sullivan – revealed on Twitter the problem was a lot more serious.He wrote: “Very bad news regarding AC. Torn ligaments in his ankle… Operation tomorrow with top surgeon in USA… Will be playing in 4 months.”Carroll later confirmed the news on the social media website, writing: “Going under the knife tomorrow morning and absolutely devastated to be missing the start of the season!!”The Hammers signed the Liverpool striker last summer despite the fact he was still carrying a heel problem, which meant he did not appear until January. Carroll then only mustered 15 Premier Leauge games last season, scoring just two goals.Manager Sam Allardyce was forced to persevere last season without his star striker, though, he has acted quickly this summer to make sure history does not repeat itself by signing Mauro Zarate and Enner Valencia.last_img read more

West is best! Delight as hot sunny weather on the way to Donegal

first_imgDonegal is set to bask in warm sunny weather next week as temperatures rise up to 20C.A spell of good weather is on the way from Monday, bringing dry conditions and bright sunshine all week.If you’re planning to take the day off for a beach day, then Wednesday and Thursday will be the best options, according to Met Éireann. Temperates in northern counties will begin to steadily rise from Sunday (17C highs) to reach a warm 20C on Wednesday and Thursday.The west and north west coast of Ireland will experience the hottest temperatures, as breezes will keep things cooler near the south-Munster, Leinster and east-Ulster coast.We’ll have to put up with the cold and rain until the hot spell arrives, however.Today (Thursday) will be wet before temperatures plummet to lows of 1 to 3C tonight. Met Éireann forecasters have warned of a risk of grass frost and fog in places tonight. Friday will have a mix of sunshine and showers, before dry conditions set in over the weekend with spells of sunshine coming through.West is best! Delight as hot sunny weather on the way to Donegal was last modified: May 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Maysunshineweatherlast_img read more

AVB – A Vacation Beckons?

first_imgIn these trying times as my kids look forward to a satsuma and a few monkey nuts in their Christmas stocking, what I wouldn’t give to be the manager of Chelsea.The blueprint appears to be: Impress the owner by tearing up trees in Europe, force him to stump up a large sum of money to secure your services on a lengthy contract and then nark him off to earn a hefty pay-off before your name-plate has dried on the revolving door. What’s not to like?AVB (A Vacation Beckons?) is up against it after the last-gasp Champions League defeat by Bayer Leverkusen made it four defeats from seven, as the Red Tops moved in for the kill.“I just can’t warm to Villas-Boas with his apparent lack of humour, revolutionary beard and graduation with honours from the Gerry Francis school of avoiding the gaze of the camera.”‘Villas Goas!’ bellowed The Sun from Friday’s back page, quoting a mysterious ‘dressing room insider’ who pondered: “Perhaps the club are wondering if they made a mistake.”Blues fans on the Shed End messageboard were a little more sympathetic, suggesting Roman Abramovich should for once put his itchy trigger finger away and leave the gaffer to build his own team.‘Six Times’ offered a ray of hope when he said: “I think we can all agree, if we get our defence sorted out then we really have something good on our hands.”To which ‘Mod’ replied: “Well yeah, that and the midfield and the forwards.”Defender (and I use the term loosely) David Luiz has come in for particular criticism, with Sky pundit Gary Neville claiming: “He looks like he is being controlled by a 10-year-old on a PlayStation.”The Brazilian responded by tweeting: “Gary Neville – I love u!” – that’s got to be the first time those five words have appeared in the same sentence.As a QPR fan, I was never comfortable with the fact I was quite fond of Jose Mourinho, Big Phil Scolari and Carlo Ancelotti – whose errant eyebrow must have disappeared into orbit as he wonders how on earth he managed to get the old tin tack.But I just can’t warm to Villas-Boas with his apparent lack of humour, revolutionary beard and graduation with honours from the Gerry Francis school of avoiding the gaze of the camera.To be fair, in management terms he’s still a baby (despite doing a brilliant job at Porto) and maybe, to quote The Specials, the Chelsea project is just Too Much Too Young.Neil rings his best mate Tony Pulis.None of which bothered a large section of the QPR faithful – eager to tell anyone who would listen that it was Rangers who started the rot after their tempestuous win at Loftus Road last month – in the same manner that Manchester United crumbled in ‘92 following their 4-1 New Year’s Day routing by the R’s.QPR are up to ninth thanks to an unlikely 3-2 win at Stoke. The game will forever be known as ‘Towelgate’ after QPR boss Neil Warnock insisted his side be afforded the same privilege as their opponents by drying the ball before each throw-in.It was a master stroke by the wily old fox which left his opposite number – and sworn enemy – Tony Pulis looking like he was about to self-combust on the touchline.Warnock was like Mr Shakey Hands Man at the end as he offered his palm to every Stoke player, although curiously Pulis was nowhere to be seen.If that had been Arsene Wenger it would have been headline news, although to be fair to the Potters boss, he was probably just stopping himself from shaking his nemesis warmly by the throat.While Warnock triumphed in the psychological battle, born-again Heidar Helguson – a full 56 days older than Mr Villas-Boas – bagged his fourth and fifth goals of the season.The 34-year-old Icelander might be getting on a bit but he has the face fuzz of an adolescent after gamely joining in the QPR Movember effort.While Shaun Derry looks like the offspring of infamous Aussies Merv Hughes and Chopper (top film – Google it) Heidar has the sort of lip caterpillar the cat could lick off.Derry before adopting the Merv lookIndeed the photo of him parading his bumfluff at Stoke in the Sunday Mirror under the headline ‘Tache And Grab Raid’ is worthy of investigation by the Press Complaints Commission.Joey Barton is unsurprisingly orchestrating the Movember campaign and once again found himself in the news at the Britannia Stadium.The skipper looked fortunate to get away with at least one penalty claim and the home supporters showed him their affection by showering the midfielder with coins.He tweeted afterwards: “Thanks to all the Stoke fans who threw money at me while I was on corner duties. It’s much appreciated – I’ll pass it on to charity.”He added: “First time I’ve ever played that well that the other fans have tipped me!”Meanwhile team-mate Jay Bothroyd has revealed his young son persuaded him to come to Loftus Road after the eight-year-old signed up for QPR’s under 9’s team.The striker said: “I might occasionally give some advice after training and matches but he criticises me. He said to me after the Manchester City game ‘You should have scored that header – I would have scored it!’”Incidentally, Bothroyd junior is named Mace which is a bit of a weird one – although not quite as bad as Peterborough defender Gabriel Zakuani, who called his newborn son Trendy after Twitter’s trending topics feature.Elsewhere on the manor, Fulham held Sunderland to a 0-0 draw on Wearside. Since stuffing QPR 6-0 they’ve only managed four goals in five league games.I wonder if fans would have settled for a 1-0 win in the west London derby and spread the other five around to get a few more points on the board? I know I would.And finally we come to Brentford, who were unlucky to be beaten by League One leaders Charlton at Griffin Park.Bradley Wright-Phillips got the only goal and must have been a little surprised to see the headline ‘Shaun Wright On Time’ in the Sunday Mirror the following day.Fans on Brentford’s Griffin Park Grapevine forum were discussing the ballboy who got his marching orders for throwing the ball at a time-wasting Charlton player.When asked what his punishment was, ‘Wanderer Paul’ replied: “Banned for life and given a season ticket to Fulham!” Boom boom.Follow Chris on Twitterlast_img read more

Gallery: The People’s Bus

first_imgPhotographs by Nicky Rehbock. Compiled by Mary Alexander Workers at the MAN bus factory, schoolchildren and the team from Brand South Africa had a good party at the launch of the People’s Bus roadshow, which will take football fever to the most remote parts of South Africa.Read the full storyClick on a thumbnail for a larger image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution image.  • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image MORE GALLERIESlast_img read more

South African sprinter Jobodwana takes on the world’s best

first_img28 August 2015South African sprinter Anaso Jobodwana has taken on the best in the world and succeeded. A day after compatriot Wayde van Niekerk won gold in the 400m final at the IAAF World Championship in Beijing, China, Jobodwana won bronze in the 200m final, to share the podium with none other than world record holder Jamaican Usain Bolt.It was the third time Jobodwana raced against Bolt, including the London Olympics in 2012, but this time he finished in the top three. Jobodwana also broke the South African record for the event, finishing in 19.87 seconds, improving on Van Niekerk’s record time set less than a month ago.It’s been 65 years since a South African athlete has won an international championship sprint medal, and in the last two days, thanks to Van Niekerk and Jobodwana, the country now has two.Bolt took the race in 19.55 seconds with American Justin Gatlin grabbing silver in 19.74 seconds.“My coach said if I executed the race the best way that I could, I would be on the podium. And when I was running that’s all I thought of: podium, podium, podium,” Jobodwana said after the race.He knew he was in the best shape of his life when he arrived at the championship, saying he and his coach, Stuart McMillan, had worked hard to get to this point. But it was the presence of Bolt that gave him the edge to fulfil that promise. He told News24 “a race is always elevated when Bolt is in. It’s a great thing just feeling the power of the world record holder.”Before the race, Bolt approached him with some encouragement: “He said, ‘Are you ready for a 19 seconds?’ And I said, ‘Yeah.’ And he said, ‘Oh, you don’t sound too confident.’ And I said, ‘No, no, no, I’m ready to run,’” Jobodwana said. After glancing over at each other in mutual admiration at the finish line, the three podium winners shared a victory lap together. While the focus was very much on Bolt, Jobodwana was equally lauded for his performance.He will be in the running for a second competition medal in the 4x100m relay tomorrow.Jobodwana’s win has been celebrated around the country, with friends, fans and ordinary South Africans taking to social media to congratulate him and sing his praises. It’s been a long road for the 23-year-old from Eastern Cape, who has worked hard on the track to reach this level of competition.But he still has a lot to offer for South African athletics, as he looks ahead to the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016. No doubt, he will once again get a chance to face off against the legendary Jamaican super-sprinter – and just maybe beat him to the finish line.“I feel I belong with the other guys. I’m going to build on that momentum,” he told Business Day yesterday. Coach McMillan agrees; he wants Jobodwana to gain some extra competition advantage over the coming year to contend in the Olympics 100m.Source: News24Wire and Business Daylast_img read more

Time Remapping In Adobe Premiere Pro

first_imgFreeze motion and vary speed overtime by using the handy time remapping feature in Adobe Premiere.Use time mapping in Adobe Premiere Pro to create cool speed changes in footage. From slo-mo to super speed, time shifts will add visual interest to your edits!In this Adobe Premiere Pro tutorial you will learn:Creating time remap keyframesChanging speeds and smoothing the speed transitionCreating a freeze frame and time reverseCreating Time Remapping Keyframes in the TimelineTo start time remapping your footage, in the timeline click on the word opacity for the clip you want to speed change.  Then, select Time Remapping > Speed from the pulldown menu.Add keyframes where you want a speed change by holding Command (Mac) or Control (Win) and clicking on the yellow line. This creates speed segments.Changing Speeds and smoothing the speed transition in Premiere ProHold Shift and drag down the yellow line (rubber band)to change in increments of 5%. (I changed mine to 50%). 2 “gotchas” to be aware of:Time remapping doesn’t effect the audio (it stays normal speed)If an another clip immediately follows this one it will trim the time remapped clip.Adobe recommends time remapping a clip without another clip immediately following it for this reason.Once you’ve added your time remapping keyframes, click and drag on a speed keyframe to smooth the speed transition.Creating a Freeze Frame and Time Reverse in Premiere ProTo create a freeze frame segment, hold Command (Mac) or Control (Win)  and  Option/Alt while dragging a keyframe.To create a time reversed segment, hold Command (Mac) or Control (PC) and drag a keyframe.Use Adobe Premiere Pro’s time remapping tools to give your footage an edgy stylized look!Was this tutorial helpful for you?  Do you have other tricks for applying slo-mo in your video edits?We want to hear from you in the comments!last_img read more

Sudarsan to create sand Konarak temple at Asian Athletics

first_imgBhubaneswar, June 28 (PTI) Internationally renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik today said he will create sand sculptures highlighting Odisha?s rich culture during the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship being held here next month.Sand arts, to be carved out in the premises of Kalinga Stadium before the inauguration of the mega event on July 5, would seek to promote the rich cultural heritage of the state, Pattnaik said.Sudarsan has planned to create a miniature of the Sun Temple of Konarak, a world heritage monument. Around nine tonnes of sand would be used to create all these sculptures, said the artist.”Around four days will be required to complete the entire work. The objective is to make the participants in the international sport event aware of Odishas rich culture,” said Sudarsan, who has participated in more than 50 sand art championships and festivals around the world and won many prizes for the country.Over 1000 athletes and delegates from 45 countries are slated to take part in the event which is scheduled to conclude on July 9.Sudarsan has created many sand sculptures in different international sport events like Doha Asian games, Delhi Commonwealth games and cricket World Cup in London.The government has also taken steps for showcasing different facets of rich and diverse Odishas culture at the sport event to attract people and athletes taking part in the championship. PTI SKN CR CRlast_img read more