Celebrate Pi Day With a Pizza Pi(e)!

first_imgUncategorized Celebrate Pi Day With a Pizza Pi(e)! From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | 11:02 am Community News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Make a comment To how many decimals can you recite Pi? For some of the more gifted residents of Pasadena, we imagine it can get pretty high. For most of us, it’s simply two: 3.14.So did you know that there’s a whole holiday dedicated to one of the most important numbers in the world? March 14th, a.k.a. 3.14, is National Pi Day.In celebration, Blaze Pizza is offering all of their pizzas for just $3.14!And while you’re enjoying your cheap but delicious pizza, you can enter their Instagram contest. Every 314th guest who Instagrams a #BlazePizza selfie or we-fie (in others words, a normal picture) wins 10 free pizza passes!So here’s what you do: Snap a photo of yourself with the pizza and post it on Instagram, adding #BlazePizza in the caption. Publicly post your photo between 12 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on March 14th. If you’re the 314th poster, you win!Join in on the fun this Saturday!Blaze Pizza is located at 35 N Lake Avenue Suite 710 Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 584-5880 or visit www.blazepizza.com. More Cool Stuff Community 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SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week HerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News last_img read more

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first_imgReading Alan Stuart in British Baker the other week (12 January pg 13), I thought how true it is that small can be successful against the big boys and his comments about Peter Drucker were so right. The thing I remember of Drucker was his view that all car show rooms should have a red convertible on display, which would bring in the men as it would make them think of wild youth and sex, while their wives would then make them buy a sedan.Somehow, my flashy cycle, complete with crossbar, did not really have the same suave sophisticated appeal to girls. Or was it my khaki shorts? One will never know.The question is could we use a similar marketing ploy in our bakery shop windows? A row of beautiful sausage rolls and Cornish pasties, our best-selling lines, do not seem to have the same appeal as that red convertible.Any suggestions you might have of products we could display, to inflame young men or women’s desire and make them purchase in huge quantities, would be most appreciated.The mind boggles as to how one family has kept a business running so long and so profitably. It really is very rare, although there are a few Scottish companies that seem to have found the secret of continuity. Having met a few Scots, the one thing they all have in common is that they are such nice people; it must be in the genes or is it thanks to Scotch whisky?While I must confess that the Scots’ reputation for being canny is true, I am not sure of the veracity of the story that, when Alan went into his local chemist and bought a baby bottle, his chemist friend said: “That’s rather extravagant, Alan.” “No not this time,” came the reply, “the wife’s having triplets.”I have always considered the best way to learn and get good ideas is to visit successful bakers. They are always generous with their time and knowledge, unlike politicians, who never think things through. Why, only the other day I read that the government thought mini brothels were a good idea! Have they never heard of the economy of scale?Then there is the current craze to give fancy titles to simple jobs, such as destination expert for travel agent. These crazy ideas are usually thought up by management consultants, who are often brought in by management either too weak or inefficient to make their own decisions, which they are paid to do.In my view, consultants should be brought in to solve specific problems, particularly technical ones, and not general management ones. That is our problem and if we can’t solve it, then perhaps we should not be running a company.The money spent on consultants could be better spent on new equipment or upgrading a shop or new office equipment, not having them present us with a slick folder containing pretty well what we had already told them.Another problem I have is asking someone who has had consultants in – and spent a great deal of money – if they were satisfied with the results. After all, how many people are honest enough to answer: “No, it was a waste of money.” nlast_img read more

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Eagles let Zaha fly the nest

first_imgWilfried Zaha deserves his chance to shine at Manchester United despite speculation over a loan return to Crystal Palace, according to Eagles co-chairman Steve Parish. Palace’s promotion back to the top flight has sparked talk of the 20-year-old again being loaned to the Eagles by new United boss David Moyes, but Selhurst Park chief Parish believes Zaha will be a central part of the Red Devils’ bid to retain their top-flight crown next term. Parish said: “I honestly think he’ll go to Manchester United and do really well, I really do. People are saying, ‘Will you loan him back?’. I think he deserves his chance there, and I think he’ll get it.” Press Associationcenter_img Palace manager Ian Holloway on Monday admitted he was tempted to ask Moyes if he could borrow Zaha again next season, but admitted “he’d be silly to give me him back”. Yet on Tuesday morning even Holloway stated the prospect of luring Zaha back to south London on loan was unrealistic. “There is no scenario. He is a Man United player. David Moyes has got a great player in his squad for next season,” Holloway told Sky Sports News. Zaha, who made his senior England debut against Sweden in November, was the liveliest performer on show as Palace beat Watford 1-0 at Wembley on Monday and brought the play-off final alive every time he got on the ball, with another one of his mazy runs drawing a foul for the match-winning penalty converted by Kevin Phillips. Evergreen striker Phillips, 39, is at the opposite end of his football journey and has played with and against some of the best prodigious youngsters in the game during his career. He rates Zaha, along with Blackpool’s Tom Ince, right up there. “Wilfried and Tom are two of the most exciting young talents in this country at the moment,” Phillips said. “They’re both awesome players and got their own strengths, but Wilf is a raw talent and at times (yesterday) he had both of their full-backs in knots.” last_img read more

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Wilson: Senior class leaves Orange in best shape in years

first_imgHOUSTON — Winning is a habit.First, and most famously, uttered by the iconic lips of Vince Lombardi from Brooklyn, the same ideology holds true for Jay Bromley from Jamaica, Queens. Win, and it becomes the expectation. More victories will follow.And as Syracuse’s most successful senior class in two decades departs, it leaves the Orange in the best shape it has been in for years. The seniors’ run is done, but in their final game they gave way to the future — a group that will now be saddled with loftier expectations and is well equipped to handle the burden.“Those guys stepped up big when they needed to and they have to realize that they have to work their behinds off in the offseason to build off this success,” Bromley said. “Winning is not easy and we showed them that.”During SU’s 21-17 Texas Bowl victory against Minnesota at Reliant Stadium on Friday, the mentees became the leaders on the field. Sophomore quarterback Terrel Hunt turned in his finest performance of the season to garner MVP honors. Freshman wide receiver Brisly Estime led the Orange in receiving yards and rattled off the pivotal punt return to set up Hunt’s go-ahead touchdown.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe bowl game was a culmination of the senior class’ successful career, but it was the underclassmen that led SU to victory.“Obviously we’d like to have a big impact on the game as seniors, but it doesn’t matter who makes the impact,” center Macky MacPherson said. “It’s the Syracuse Orange winning the game.”But it was the way that SU won that inadvertently assured Syracuse fans of the future. It wasn’t the departing running back Jerome Smith who scored the decisive touchdown run and it wasn’t senior linebacker Marquis Spruill making all the tackles. Hunt kept the ball when it mattered most and junior linebacker Cameron Lynch racked up a team-high eight tackles.Talent is departing, whether it’s for the NFL or simply to graduation, but winning is once again a tradition, passed on to this next group by the ones leaving, just as the group before them passed it on to the seniors.Last season saw offensive records tumble as Syracuse claimed its second bowl win in three years. Four players from last year’s team are on NFL rosters, including one who was drafted in the first round. Even through a coaching change, confidence had been restored in Central New York.“We had a really good foundation set for us,” Smith said. “It’s been a pleasure to work with some of the older guys at set that foundation.”There was a lot of talk about legacy in the couple weeks leading up to the Texas Bowl. It’s one of those words that sort of loses its meaning the more you hear it, but people liked to ask the seniors about it — I probably asked it a few too many times. For a program trying to compete on a national level two New Era Pinstripe Bowl wins and a Texas Bowl victory aren’t something to hang even a cowboy hat on, but the Orange is still trying to get back to the level it was at half a century ago.Head coach Scott Shafer acknowledged that his team isn’t Florida State or Clemson yet, but he also expects the Atlantic Coast Conference to join the Southeastern Conference as one of the two elites in the next 5-10 years.And with that, the expectation becomes greater for Syracuse in 2014. Hunt will be back for two more seasons. Estime could be poised for a breakout year. SU has its best recruiting class in recent memory coming in. Syracuse loses a lot, but anything short of two more bowl appearances with Hunt at the helm would be a disappointment. It shouldn’t ever have to be a surprise to anyone that the Orange is bowling.Lombardi’s speech has become cliché, but it holds true. So let me throw one more cliché at you for the next group that tries to build its legacy: Losing is not an option. Friday was a good start, but they now have a tradition to uphold — even if it is a new one.“Maybe it’s a passing of the torch,” MacPherson said, “but I guess we won’t know that until next year. I’m excited to see what this team has next year and what they can do and accomplish.“I’m really proud of these guys.”The young guys are all grown up.David Wilson is a staff writer at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @DBWilson2. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 28, 2013 at 10:29 amcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

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Clippers place G League assistant coach Travis Walton on administrative leave

first_imgWalton, in an interview with ESPN, called the assault charge a “false accusation.”In April of 2010, another female student and her parents told Michigan State counselors that Walton and two members of the Spartans’ basketball team sexually assaulted her at an off-campus location, according to ESPN. The incident was not reported to the police, however.A campus sexual assault counselor told the network Walton was fired from his position on Tom Izzo’s staff. Walton told the network he didn’t coach at Michigan State in the 2010-11 season because he went to Europe to continue his career as a player with a German club team.Walton also said he didn’t recall the April 2010 incident.The Clippers hired Walton as an assistant coach for their new G League team in 2017. The Clippers placed Travis Walton, an assistant coach for their Ontario-based G League team, on administrative leave pending an investigation into a report Friday that he was allowed to continue serving as a Michigan State student-assistant coach following an assault charge in 2010.Walton struck a female student in the face while in a bar, knocking her unconscious, according to a report on ESPN’s Outside the Lines program that aired Friday and detailed a wide-spread pattern of denial and cover-ups of violence, sexual assaults and gender discrimination at the university.The allegations went far beyond the highly publicized case of former athletic department and USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, who was sentenced earlier this week to up to 175 years in prison for assaulting more than 150 women and girls.Two days after the Jan. 16, 2010 incident involving Walton in an East Lansing, Mich., bar, police served an arrest warrant on charges of misdemeanor assault and battery. Walton entered a not-guilty plea at his arraignment and later plead guilty to littering. The team had no further comment Friday.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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