PEN’s 6th Annual Poker Tournament is a Sure Bet

first_img 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here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe For more information or to reserve a spot, visit Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Light dinner is available for purchase thanks to Jersey Mike’s. The Pasadena Education Network (PEN) presents their 6th Annual “Don’t Gamble with Our Kids’ Education” Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament on Friday, November 6 at the Scott Pavilion, Pasadena Senior Center, 85 East Holly Street, Pasadena. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with play beginning at 6:30 p.m. The money raised goes to support the nonprofit organization’s programs and services that help parents explore, evaluate, and engage with our local public schools as well as representing a collective voice for parents with the Pasadena Unified School District. Beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks, and poker chips are included in the $50 ticket price. Re-buys are permitted during the first hour and blackjack is available after poker play. Prizes are awarded to the top 10 finishers; prizes have included an iPad, Disneyland tickets, tickets to sporting events, Kindle Fire, restaurant certificates, and retail gift cards. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Business News Top of the News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Benefits PEN’s 6th Annual Poker Tournament is a Sure Bet From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, October 2, 2015 | 4:10 pm 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. 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautylast_img read more

Spurs battle back for victory

first_img Press Association Former Arsenal man Samir Nasri looked as if he was going to inflict another damaging defeat on Andre Villas-Boas’ men when he put City ahead in the first half. Despite the return of Gareth Bale, Spurs struggled to get in to the game. They lacked cohesion and spirit for most of the game, but they scored three goals in eight minutes through Clint Dempsey, Jermain Defoe and Bale to claim a famous victory which means Manchester United will win the title on Monday night if they beat strugglers Aston Villa. The early signs were good for Spurs. Amid a vibrant atmosphere in north London, Bale jinked past two defenders and fired a swirling shot which Joe Hart needed two attempts to gather. The atmosphere soon turned sour though when City opened the scoring. With just over four minutes on the clock, Carlos Tevez stretched the Spurs back four and picked out James Milner, who fed Nasri and he slotted home with a cushioned volley. Hugo Lloris had to be at his best to deny Edin Dzeko and Tevez in quick succession, but Spurs then went up the other end and thought they should have had a penalty when Michael Dawson’s header struck Gareth Barry’s arm, but referee Lee Mason waved play on. Dempsey had a golden opportunity to equalise just before the break but he headed over from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s corner. Tottenham’s push for an equaliser looked destined for failure until the 75th minute. City backed off Bale and he whipped a low teasing cross which Dempsey converted from close range. The goal lifted Tottenham’s spirits and they threw everything at City. The tactic paid off when Defoe, who had been on the pitch for just seven minutes, latched on to Lewis Holtby’s through-ball and curled a brilliant shot past Hart. A carnival atmosphere broke out inside White Hart Lane and the roof nearly came off moments later when Bale killed the game off by lifting the ball over Hart after a brilliant through-ball from Tom Huddlestone. center_img Tottenham’s Champions League hopes received a huge shot in the arm after they staged a stunning comeback to win 3-1 which left Manchester City on the brink of relinquishing their Barclays Premier League crown.last_img read more

MLAX : Free rein: Former lacrosse great Powell explores interests outside game since leaving SU

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Bob Chavez thought he recognized the man down the aisle in a Bass Pro Shop in Auburn, N.Y. He had a feeling it was Mike Powell, but it had been a few years since the two last crossed paths.Chavez decided to go with his gut and said hello to the Syracuse lacrosse legend. Conversation ensued and they spent a few minutes exchanging deer hunting stories.‘He was amped for the (deer hunting) season,’ said Chavez, who covered Powell during his high school career for the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. ‘I ran into him in June and deer season was still four months away, and he was getting some gear. You could tell hunting’s a big part of what he enjoys in life.’For Powell, hunting and music take up much of his time these days. It’s been eight years since he wrapped up his brilliant Syracuse career. He left as the program’s all-time leading scorer and was honored with the Tewaaraton Trophy twice as the nation’s top player. Powell passed up a professional lacrosse career out of college to pursue other endeavors, though. He still stays involved in the game as a color analyst for CBS Sports Network, but he devotes even more time to his budding music career.Still, some wonder why the college great never entered the Major League Lacrosse or National Lacrosse League draft.  AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPowell followed his star older brothers Casey and Ryan to the Orange, arriving with massive expectations, but he surpassed them easily.‘He’ll always be remembered as one of the quickest to ever play the game,’ said Chavez, now an editor for Inside Lacrosse. ‘His ankle-breaking dodges are the things of legend. He just made it all look so easy.’The decision to play professional lacrosse isn’t that simple, though. Unlike the major North American professional sports, lacrosse does not provide lucrative contracts or major endorsement deals. Even the best players are forced to work other jobs.Kevin Buchanan plays for the Boston Cannons of the Major Lacrosse League, and he tallied 20 goals in just nine games last season. Yet Buchanan knew that professional lacrosse must co-exist with a ‘real job.’ Buchanan works as a sales representative for a diagnostic company, traveling throughout New England selling blood analyzers.Buchanan said abundant passion is necessary for those who pursue a secondary career in professional lacrosse.‘In the nature of our league, we’re weekend warriors,’ Buchanan said. ‘After the game, everyone goes back to their respective destinations, and we have to condition and prepare by ourselves. It’s a balancing act, having a career and playing lacrosse.’After his time with the Orange, Powell rarely played lacrosse at all. He’s gotten back into the game in recent years, notably playing in the prestigious Lake Placid Classic last summer.Tournament director George Leveille saw a piqued interest from fans when they learned Powell would return to the field. Years after leaving the game, Powell showed that he could still draw a crowd.‘He has tremendous enthusiasm for the game,’ Leveille said. ‘People were surprised about how sharp his game was. The lacrosse enthusiasts love him.’ Leveille is uncertain of Powell’s status for the event this year. He said he knows Powell has a busy schedule.Among Powell’s commitments is a gig with CBS Sports Network in the network’s new coverage of the National Lacrosse League. The NLL is a nine-team indoor box lacrosse league with teams from Seattle to Philadelphia, and CBS Sports is providing game-of-the week coverage for the remainder of the season and playoffs.Powell and his brother Casey will work as co-analysts alongside veteran play-by-play man Brent Stover. The brothers made their broadcasting debut April 7 at the Buffalo Bandits-Philadelphia Wings game.Bandits radio play-by-play broadcaster John Gurtler said Powell brings credibility with him into the booth. The new pursuit is just another extension of the work the Powells have done to promote and grow the game, Gurtler said.‘The Powell brothers have great personalities and represent the game of lacrosse on all levels here in the United States,’ Gurtler said. ‘With Mike there is so much personality of the game, with great stories. I am sure Mike will do fine.’Buchanan said he thinks Powell could’ve done a lot for the game if he played professionally after college. He said Powell could’ve become a true ambassador of the game, considering that almost everyone in lacrosse knows the Powell name.But Buchanan knows firsthand the challenges of balancing lacrosse and another career, and he doesn’t blame Powell for taking steps away from the game.‘Unfortunately, we don’t make multimillions,’ Buchanan said. ‘You’ve got to follow your passions and do what makes you happy.’For Powell, that outlet is music. Powell performed for a while in a band called Villain’s Trust, but he now pursues a solo career.Syracuse Post-Standard music critic Mark Bialczak has occasionally spoken with Powell over the years and remains impressed with his commitment to his musical craft, which was illustrated by his 48-city solo tour in 2009.‘I am always struck by how he’s willing to go anywhere and do anything for his music career,’ Bialczak said in an email. ‘He’s gone traveling the country and camping out so he could play as many shows as possible.’Bialczak describes Powell’s songs as ‘bright, incisive, and a commentary on America as he sees it.’Powell’s status as a public figure in the Central New York community has helped his musical development as well, Bialczak said. Not just in drawing attention to his work, but by making him more comfortable under the spotlight.Bialczak said Powell has the ability to eventually become nationally recognized for his music.‘Does he have star appeal? Indeed,’ Bialczak said. ‘Will he become a star? He could.’Powell may not play professional lacrosse these days, but that doesn’t mean his passion in life has subsided. He just put his energy into other areas.But he still finds time for lacrosse. Along with playing in Lake Placid last summer, he recently joined Easton Lacrosse as a sponsored athlete, and he finds time to help his brothers with camps and clinics.No matter what he pursues, Powell will always strive to maintain a relationship with the game that brought him so much success and adoration in college.‘He hadn’t played professional lacrosse until recently, but he’s been at the Lake Placid tournament where you don’t get paid to play,’ Chavez said. ‘So that tells me he enjoys the game, enjoys being around the guys and still likes to compete.’[email protected] Commentscenter_img Published on April 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Kevin: [email protected]last_img read more

Kings: Red Wings finally break down Burke

first_imgDatsyuk tied the score at 1-1 for Detroit with 5:56 left in the second period on his 21st goal. He put a loose puck in off Burke’s skate. Willsie gave the Kings a 2-1 lead just 27 seconds later when he batted a rebound past Hasek. The Kings opened the scoring on Ivanans’ goal with 8:44 left in the first period. He put in the rebound of John Zeiler’s shot after Zeiler had picked the puck up off a turnover by Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall. The Kings’ Rob Blake missed his third game with a groin injury and Anze Kopitar missed his fourth game with a muscle strain. Later, center Derek Armstrong was helped off the ice favoring his left knee after a hit by Andreas Lilja late in the first period. The extent of the injury wasn’t known after the game. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Raitis Ivanans and Brian Willsie scored for the Kings, and Sean Burke stopped 51shots. “We worked hard and our goaltender gave us a great effort,” Kings defenseman Aaron Miller said. “We were in our end most of the last two periods.” Samuelsson tipped in a pass from Datsyuk on a 2-on-1 break to end it. Lebda tied the score at 2-2 with 5:58 left in the third period off an end-to-end rush on which he cut around The Red Wings outshot the Kings 26-4 in the third period. “It’s (Detroit) a great hockey club,” said Burke. “You can tell they never feel desperate. They just keep working.” Samuelsson had been out since late January with a broken bone in his foot. Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and assisted on the game-winner, and Brett Lebda also scored for Detroit. Dominik Hasek, who returned after missing three games with tightness in his thigh, made 24 saves. center_img DETROIT – Mikael Samuelsson made an impact in his first game in more than a month. His goal 3:26 into overtime completed a comeback and gave the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 win over the Kings on Friday night. last_img read more