Pasadena Center Operating Company Promotes Naz Sabripour to Executive Director of the Pasadena Convention Center

first_imgPeople Pasadena Center Operating Company Promotes Naz Sabripour to Executive Director of the Pasadena Convention Center STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 | 10:57 am 8 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Business News Make a comment Herbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Naz Sabripour – Executive Director of the Pasadena Convention Center. Credit: Brooke MasonNaz Sabripour has been promoted to executive director of the Pasadena Convention Center effective July 1, 2019. In her new role, Sabripour will continue to be responsible for event management, operations, public safety, guest services, and the engineering department.“Over the past 12 years, Sabripour’s extensive experience has been a valuable asset to the Pasadena Convention Center by delivering successful events for clients, ranging from annual conventions to corporate trade shows,” said Michael Ross, chief executive officer of the Pasadena Center Operating Company. “We are thrilled to have Naz on our team and look forward to watching her career continue to flourish in Pasadena.”Sabripour joined the Pasadena Convention Center in 2007 as the senior event manager. Most recently, she served as director of events and operations for the state-of-the-art facility that has impressively hosted 4,700 events and 3.7 million attendees across a variety of meeting and events ranging from entertainment, consumer, medical, space exploration, and international conferences. Prior to her tenure in Pasadena, she was a sales and events manager at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX.Sabripour received her undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, followed by a graduate degree from the University of Denver. Most recently, she achieved the designation of Certified Venue Professional (CVP), a certification that recognizes managers in the public assembly venue field. Sabripour is an active member of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) and currently serves as chair of the Convention Center Committee, VenueConnect Programming Committee, and Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Committee. She is a member of International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE).Since its inception in 1973, the Pasadena Convention Center has played an integral role in welcoming domestic and international meeting and event planners to Pasadena. To effectively accommodate the growing demands of high-level events, in 2009, the convention center underwent a multi-million expansion by adding a 55,000 square foot Exhibition Hall and 25,000 square foot Ballroom adjacent to the historic Pasadena Civic Auditorium.About the Pasadena Convention CenterLocated 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles, the Pasadena Convention Center is the premier meeting and events venue in the heart of Pasadena. The convention center features 130,000 sq. ft. of space for meetings of all sizes with spacious exhibit halls, an expansive ballroom and 29 meeting rooms. For more information, contact the Pasadena Convention Center at (626) 793-2122 or visit Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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. Community News Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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 Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

Prison sentence hangs over teenager who pounced on schoolboy

first_imgPrint NewsLocal NewsPrison sentence hangs over teenager who pounced on schoolboyBy admin – October 10, 2011 745 Linkedin Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img JUDGE Carroll Moran told a 19-year-old man that he could face a three-year prison sentence for the attempted robbery and the production of a knife to a 12-year-old secondary school student walking home after school.  Samuel Cribbins, with an address at 15 Norbiton Hall, Raheen, was before Judge Carroll Moran, after he pleaded guilty to the offences last month. The court heard that the 12-year-old boy was walking home from a secondary school when he noticed a teenager ahead of him acting suspiciously.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Garda Annmarie Hassett, Mayorstone Garda Station, told the court that on December 20 last, she was on patrol in the northside of the city when a mother and son stopped the Garda car to alert them to an incident that had just occurred shortly after 3pm. The teen, who the boy later identified to be the accused, was wearing a dark hoody and had his face initially covered with a balaclava. The boy crossed the road and walked through the grounds of a nearby church to avoid passing the suspicious character, but as the pair neared a residential drive adjacent to the Ennis Road, Cribbins, the court heard, pounced on him demanding his mobile phone. “Gimme your phone or I’ll dig the head off you,” is what was reported to have been said by Cribbins to the youth. The court heard that during the attack, the boy’s assailant drew a blue handled knife and attempted to cut open his pockets. He then lifted him and threw him to the ground. After a brief struggle, the boy made good his escape and fled towards two people walking near the scene, and alerted them to his attacker.Shortly after, the assailant ran off and the boy’s mother arrived on scene. The court heard that Cribbins was identified by the boy from the patrol car as he walked near the Gaelic Grounds. Cribbins was arrested and found in possession of a blue handle knife, and wearing a dark hoody. In his defence, Brian McInerney, representing the accused, said that Limerick city had many youths wearing similar type hoodies and that Cribbins initially said he had the knife for his own protection. It was also offered that Cribbin, who has suffered from an addiction to prescription tablets since his junior cert years, only asked the youth for his phone and then ran off. The court heard that Cribbins had received a three-month suspended sentence just five days before the attempted robbery incident, and that on May 4 last, “he saw the inside of Mulgrave Street prison,” according to Mr McInerney, as part of a three month sentence handed down for theft. Mr McInerney further stated that Cribbins had encountered some personal difficulties in the last few years when he became addicted to tablets, but when he wasn’t taking them, he was a pleasant and polite young man. Garda Hassett agreed when this was put to her. The court also heard that Cribbins was engaged with the Limerick Youth Service since March 2010, having prematurely left secondary school.Mr McInerney told the court this was the same school that the 12-year-old boy attended.Judge Carroll Moran said that it was a frightening set of events for the boy and his mother, and that an appropriate sentence of three years would be applicable. However, following pleas and mitigation, he deferred the matter until next January, and ordered that Cribbins engage with the Probation Services fully. “I have a three year sentence in mind… I will review it again, but it’s curtains if he gets in trouble between this and then”.The matter was adjourned until January 10, 2012. Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleSocial media risks highlighted at Sports Law SeminarNext articleShots fired on car that rammed gardai adminlast_img read more

‘A Lawyer Is Behind Bars; Serious Matter’ : Bombay High Court Raps Police Over Inconsistent Answers On Lawyer’s Arrest

first_imgNews Updates’A Lawyer Is Behind Bars; Serious Matter’ : Bombay High Court Raps Police Over Inconsistent Answers On Lawyer’s Arrest Sharmeen Hakim18 May 2021 3:10 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Monday took serious note of the police’s changing statements regarding a lawyer’s alleged illegal arrest and false implication in a kidnapping and extortion case registered on his client’s complaint last month. “Tell them we will not spare them if they play any mischief with the court,” Justice SJ Kathawalla, heading the division bench, told Chief Public Prosecutor Deepak Thakare, while directing the Kharghar police in Navi Mumbai to file their affidavit. Advertisement The Kharghar police arrested advocate Vimal Umeshchandra Jha for offences punishable under IPC sections 323, 364A, 365, 387, 506 r/w 34 for allegedly trying to extort Rs 3 crore from his client and subsequently kidnapping him. The police initially said Jha was arrested on April 3 and produced before the Magistrate on April 5. Later they claimed to have arrested him on April 4. The court was hearing a criminal PIL filed by the Lawyers for Just Society through Law Global seeking thirty-six-year-old Jha’s immediate release; compensation of Rs 5 crores from errant police officers; and guidelines to protect lawyer’s from police harassment. Advertisement Another petition filed by Jha, through advocate Prashant Pandey, seeks directions to quash the FIR. According to the plea, Navanth Gole, who has several criminal cases against him, was Jha’s client. The two became friends and Jha agreed to invest money in Gole’s businesses and buy his premises for Rs 80 lakhs. They accompanied each other to several places for work. However, Jha was arrested following a missing complaint by the advocate’s wife. Advertisement Advertisement During the hearing, Advocate Subhash Jha, for the petitioner, submitted that Jha was arrested on April 3 but produced before the Magistrate only on April 5, in violation of section 57 of the CrPC and Article 22(2) of the Constitution of India. He further said that Jha was illegally handcuffed when he was taken from the police station to the court. The prosecution did not deny taking him to court in handcuffs. Jha alleged that a police constable posted at Mantralaya was the complainant’s brother-in-law and they hatched a conspiracy to frame Jha in a false case. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement When Justice Kathawalla sought to know the date of Jha’s arrest, Chief Public Prosecutor Deepak Thakare for the police said April 3, 2021, only to change his statement to say the arrest was made on April 4, at 4.39 am. Thakare said he was produced the very next day. Asked about the odd timing of the arrest, Thakare, on instructions, initially said a police officer had gone to Jha’s house, however, he later admitted Jha was already at the police station. “Why are you repeatedly making false statements before us? And your officer is present before you,” the bench asked. Thakare, said he was submitting as per the instructions. Following a query from the court, Thakare said that the CCTV footage from the relevant dates was also not available, as its installation began only on May 1, 2021. However, Jha countered him and said there are big CCTV cameras at the entrance of the police station premises. “What is the requirement at a police station? Is it not that all police stations should have CCTV cameras. A lawyer is behind bars. This is a very serious matter,” Justice Kathawalla said. Thakare also said that he was not going to support the police in restraining Jha with handcuffs. Pandey submitted that the lawyer was currently admitted to a private hospital owing to the various ailments he suffers from. Moreover, his mobile phone’s tower location would also reveal that he was in the police station since 8.30pm on April 3. The bench will now hear the matter on Wednesday. TagsBombay High Court Lawyer Arrested In Rs 3 Crore Extortion Case Justice SJ Kathawalla Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Students participate in the Bald and the Beautiful

first_imgNotre Dame’s campus hosts an abundance of fundraisers over the course of the academic year — the Bald and the Beautiful may be one of the most well-known of these fundraisers. This annual, three-day event involves participants shaving their heads in solidarity with cancer patients, donating hair or getting colorful hair extensions in support of those with cancer.Participants decide to donate or shave off their hair for various reasons — some have family members affected by cancer, have been donating hair all of their lives or simply feel compelled to support the cause.Sophomore Sara Berumen said she decided to donate hair because her mother had breast cancer while she was in high school.“I had always wanted to donate, but there was never a well-trusted organization in my city,” Berumen, who donated a foot of hair, said.Sophomore Veronica Perez donated two feet of hair last year and additionally shaved her head for the fundraiser. She was inspired by other women on her Ultimate Frisbee team, who had done the same the year before.“I had donated my hair several times before — to make wigs for cancer patients — but never shaved my head entirely,” Perez said.However, many women that decide to shave their heads are not met with full support in their communities or families, and Perez faced similar pushback when she made the decision to shave her head.“In Guam, women really value their hair — it’s a huge part of beauty in Asian and Pacific Island culture,” she said. “My parents kept saying, ‘Your hair is so beautiful’ and ‘Are you sure you want to do this?’ up until the day I shaved my head. But I didn’t feel an attachment to my hair like they did.”Despite some adversity, Perez said she does not regret her decision — and while many people consider shaving her head to be a bold move, she said she disagrees.“I didn’t think it was that big of a deal. My hair can be used for better things,” Perez said. “And I can grow it back, no problem.”Perez raised around $1600 for the fundraiser last year. Money raised by the event are split between St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which is a national organization that funds pediatric cancer research, and the Pediatric Cancer wing of Beacon Children’s Hospital in South Bend. The event raised over $20,000 last year, and is hoping to reach $25,000 in donations this year, Perez said.“Personally, I don’t think donating my hair made a huge impact on the cancer fight — one foot of hair isn’t going to change the world,” Berumen said. “But on the whole, the event really does make a change because it raises awareness, and money — not just hair — is donated as a result.”Perez said participating in the event is well-worth it.“Some people definitely look at you strangely when you have a shaved head, but I didn’t really care,” Perez said. “The people who shave their heads don’t care about other people’s opinions. Their whole mindset is into it.”And now that she has short hair, Perez intends to keep it.“The only reason I would ever grow my hair out again is because I’m too lazy to get haircuts every month,” Perez said. “Having short hair is really pretty convenient.”Tags: Bald and the Beautiful, Beacon Children’s Hospital, Notre Dame the bald and the beautiful, st. baldrick’s foundation, St. Baldricks, the bald and the beautifullast_img read more

Vote that could extend Putin’s rule culminates as Russians get cash payments

first_imgRussians with children received cash payments on Wednesday on the final day of a vote on constitutional changes that could allow Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036.State exit polls have suggested the changes will be backed by over two thirds of voters, who have been encouraged to vote with prize draws offering flats and an ad campaign highlighting other amendments designed to appeal to the populace.One amendment guarantees inflation-linked pensions; another says marriage is a union between a man and a woman. One-off payments of 10,000 roubles ($141) were distributed to those with children at Putin’s order as people headed to polling stations on the last day of the vote, held over seven days to try to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.”I voted for the amendments to the constitution,” Moscow resident Mikhail Volkov said. “We need radical changes and I’m for them.”Others voted for the changes with less enthusiasm.”I didn’t read about the amendments if I’m honest,” another voter, Lyudmila, said. “What’s the point of voting if they’ve already decided for you. It’s like that in our country – read something and vote. I voted.” Putin, a 67-year-old former KGB officer who has ruled Russia for more than two decades as president or prime minister, made no mention of how the changes could affect his own career in an eve-of-vote speech on Tuesday.The amendments would allow him to run for another two six-year, back-to-back stints if he wishes after his current term expires in 2024.Putin has said he has yet to decide on his future. Critics say they are sure he will run again, but some analysts say he may want to keep his options open to avoid becoming a lame duck.At 60 percent, according to the Levada pollster, his approval rating remains high but well down on its peak of nearly 90 percent.With Russia reporting thousands of new COVID-19 cases each day, opponents have been unable to stage protests but have mocked the vote online, sharing photographs of polling stations in apartment stairwells, courtyards and the boot of a car.The opposition Communist Party, which has advised supporters to vote “no” to the changes, has complained of irregularities at two Moscow polling stations, where it said the number of those registered to vote at home was 10 times higher than normal.Investigators said on Tuesday they were looking into a journalist’s allegations he had been assaulted by two policemen at a polling station.Putin has said he wants a clean vote, something election officials have pledged to deliver.Golos, a non-governmental organisation that monitors elections, has said it is already clear it will not be able to confirm the outcome of the vote as legitimate.Topics :last_img read more