Easy Ridin’, Free Wheelin’ Wheelchairs

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it For some persons with disabilities (PWD), the freedom to drive a four-wheeler is not enough. Some crave the open-air, easy riding freedom only bikes can give, and MobilityWorks knows it.MobilityWorks’ line of Conquest Wheelchair Motorcycle Trikes gives PWD’s the open air freedom they crave, with a level of performance and independence that was previously unattainable.The Conquest Trikes are the finest wheelchair accessible motorbikes in the world, so good even regular bike aficionados would drool over it. This is because the Conquest uses a new 1170cc BMW R1200 motorcycle, modified to let wheelchair-bound riders experience ultimate performance and maneuverability.PWD’s who want to see the Conquest trike in action would have set an appointment first for test drive need to be pre-arranged in advance to give MobilityWorks time to schedule a secure location for safety and insurance reasons.Serious customers who want to conquer the road and schedule a test drive should fill out a request info first at http://www.mobilityworks.com/inquirytrikeform.php.Riding a wheelchair is one thing, driving a car with a wheelchair is another. But to drive a high-performance motorbike with a wheelchair?Prepare to have your mind blown.Mobility Works is located at 325 N. Altadena Drive in Pasadena. To learn more about what they can offer you, visit www.mobilityworks.com/pasadena or call (888) 713-8714. 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. Subscribe Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News COVER: Right Easy Ridin’, Free Wheelin’ Wheelchairs MobilityWorks offers disabled people the ability to roam free, not just in four-wheeled vehicles, but in open-air trikes too By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Friday, May 31, 2013 | 2:26 pm More Cool Stuff HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Music and song celebrate Kilmurry Church heritage

first_imgNewsCommunityMusic and song celebrate Kilmurry Church heritageBy Rose Rushe – August 25, 2014 708 Previous articleRDS National Craft and Student Award shows bookend LimerickNext articleLimerick FC hammered at home Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Linkedin WhatsApp Twitter Printcenter_img Baritone with an international platform, Owen GilhoolyTO celebrate National Heritage Week, an ‘evening of music and song’ will take place at Killmurry Church in Castletroy on Friday August 29 at 8pm. The concert will feature baritone Owen Gilhooly and pianist Stuart O’Sullivan with new and emerging young singers and musicians.The occasion marks the completion of phase one of repairs to the tower and steeple of this historic church, located behind The Hurler’s Bar. Another element to the fundraiser will be a raffle for a painting by visual artist and writer, Anne Fitzgerald. Facebook Advertisement Emaillast_img read more

Newcastle boss Steve McClaren seeks FA Cup inspiration

first_img McClaren said: “Honestly, it does not matter what game it is tomorrow in whatever competition, we want to win the game, and that is the message that we need to get out. “We need to win the game and to win the game, we need a damn good team out there, a damn good team, a team that can compete and has the possibility of winning. “It is not as if we are at home to lower league opposition. Watford are flying high and we have to be strong.” McClaren’s veracity is likely to be judged as soon as fans – embittered by tears of under-achievement in a competition the club has won six times, but not since 1955 – see the teamsheet. However, having experienced just how valuable a cup run can be to a club’s league form during his time in charge at Middlesbrough, the 54-year-old is hoping to establish a momentum to take into difficult home games against Manchester United and West Ham over the next week or so. Boro were languishing in the Premier League table early in 2006 – one fan even hurled his season ticket at McClaren in disgust during a 4-0 home defeat by Aston Villa – but runs to the semi-final of the FA Cup and the final of the UEFA Cup resurrected the campaign and helped to propel their manager into the England job. He said: “We were really struggling – the lad threw the season ticket and everything – then we went on a decent cup run and the momentum, the confidence, the belief the players got through progressing through the cups transferred to our league form and made us safe by the end of the season, and we focused on the two semi-finals. “So where we are, it’s a very important game where we’re trying to build confidence and belief and form. That’s the key thing for me.” McClaren could be forgiven for giving the competition little priority with top-flight survival currently his major concern. However, he has vowed to field as strong a team as he possibly can – although could be tempered by what he described as a series of unspecified “niggles” – in Saturday’s third-round trip to Watford with the Magpies’ hierarchy having signalled during the summer that it was to dispense with its policy of effectively treating the cup competitions as an inconvenience. Newcastle head coach Steve McClaren is refusing to abandon the FA Cup as he attempts to inspire a Barclays Premier League fightback. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Japanese star Shohei Ohtani chooses Angels over 6 other MLB teams, including Dodgers

first_img Does Shohei Ohtani move help the Angels keep Mike Trout long term? Japanese media brace for Shohei Ohtani arrival with Angels after experiencing Ichiro madness A right-hander who throws 102 mph and hits tape-measure homers, Ohtani, 23, is expected to try to do both in the majors, which would be an historic achievement. Dodgers’ bid for Shohei Ohtani falls short Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Miller: Shohei Ohtani brings a bat, an arm and much more to suddenly blessed Angels Eppler, speaking to the Angels’ flagship radio station (KLAA), said he felt Ohtani was swayed by their face-to-face meeting on Monday night in Los Angeles.“I think he felt some comfort with the organization,” Eppler said. “He felt comfort with Arte Moreno and the things Arte said to him and the things (club president) John Carpino said to him. He felt there was a family-like atmosphere here and something he was wanting to and willing to be a part of for a lot of years to come.”Ohtani was so coveted because he has the talent to be a top-of-the-rotation starter, as well as the potential to be a major league power hitter. The Angels are expected to use him primarily as a starting pitcher. He could be the designated hitter a few times a week, with Albert Pujols shifting back to first base. PreviousDuring parts of five seasons in Japan, two-way star Shohei Ohtani’s best season at the plate was 2016, when he batted .322 with 18 doubles, 22 home runs, 67 RBI and 65 runs scored in 104 games. In 382 plate appearances, he had a .416 on-base percentage and a 1.004 OPS. (Photo by The Associated Press)Two-way Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani is meeting with teams, including the Angels and Dodgers, as he prepares to make a decision on where he wants to begin his major-league career in 2018. (Photo by Getty Images)Shohei Ohtani tracks the flight of his home run during an international exhibition game between Japan and the Netherlands in 2016 at the Tokyo Dome. (Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsWinning Shohei Ohtani’s services over the next two weeks would be one of the most unexpected victories in Angels history. Will it happen? (Photo by Getty Images)The Dodgers tried to sign Shohei Ohtani, 23, out of high school five years ago and they are among the seven teams with whom Ohtani is considering signing. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)Shohei Ohtani, 23, who has been both the best pitcher in the Japanese professional league and one of its top hitters over the past few years, intends to play in the U.S. in 2018, and the Dodgers have scouted him extensively. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)Shohei Ohtani, 23, who has been both the best pitcher in the Japanese professional league and one of its top hitters over the past few years, has been meeting with MLB teams this week, including the Angels and Dodgers. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura, Getty Images)FILE – In this Nov. 11, 2017, file photo, Japanese pitcher-outfielder Shohei Ohtani arrives for a press conference at the Japanese National Press Center in Tokyo. Japanese star Shohei Ohtani is bringing his arm and bat to the Los Angeles Angels, pairing him with two-time MVP Mike Trout. Ohtani’s agent put out a statement Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, saying the prized two-way player had decided to sign with the Angels, a surprise winner over Seattle, Texas and several other teams. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)The odds of the Angels winning the World Series were nearly halved for the better because of the addition of Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, a 23-year-old rookie interested in succeeding as both a pitcher and a hitter, something that hasn’t been done in the big leagues in just a century or so. (Photo by Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images)Japanese pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani smiles during a press conference at Japanese National Press Center in Tokyo, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Otani announced on Saturday he wants to move to Major League Baseball next season. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)FILE – In this Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, Japan’s starter Shohei Ohtani pitches against South Korea during the first inning of their semifinal game at the Premier12 world baseball tournament at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo.Japanese star Shohei Ohtani is bringing his arm and bat to the Los Angeles Angels, pairing him with two-time MVP Mike Trout. Ohtani’s agent put out a statement Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, saying the prized two-way player had decided to sign with the Angels, a surprise winner over Seattle, Texas and several other teams. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)Japan’s Shohei Ohtani is bringing his arm and bat to the Angels, who beat out six other finalists, including the Dodgers, for the prized two-way player. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)During parts of five seasons in Japan, two-way star Shohei Ohtani’s best season at the plate was 2016, when he batted .322 with 18 doubles, 22 home runs, 67 RBI and 65 runs scored in 104 games. In 382 plate appearances, he had a .416 on-base percentage and a 1.004 OPS. (Photo by The Associated Press)Two-way Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani is meeting with teams, including the Angels and Dodgers, as he prepares to make a decision on where he wants to begin his major-league career in 2018. (Photo by Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 12Two-way Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani is meeting with teams, including the Angels and Dodgers, as he prepares to make a decision on where he wants to begin his major-league career in 2018. (Photo by Getty Images)ExpandThe Angels, who already boasted the best player in the majors, are about to add the player called “the Babe Ruth of Japan.”Shohei Ohtani, who drew comparisons to one of the most iconic major leaguers in history because of his ability to pitch and hit, surprised the baseball world on Friday morning by deciding to sign with the Angels.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsIn the months leading up to being posted by his Japanese team, Ohtani was widely expected to sign with a high-profile team such as the New York Yankees or Dodgers or a team with a rich history of Japanese players such as the Seattle Mariners.Related Articles Eppler said the plan of how to incorporate both roles will evolve according to his preferences and needs, with the medical staff keeping a close eye on him to prevent overwork.“He’s going to really be an active participant in this plan,” Eppler said of Ohtani. “At this moment in time, we’re just thankful to be able to make this union and go forward and watch him make an impact in spring training and see where it goes from there.”The cost to get Ohtani was minimal, with the Angels limited to paying him a $2.315 million bonus by international signing restrictions. After using most of their allotment for international players, the Angels had to make two trades in the past 10 days to acquire another $2.21 million worth of spending space.The Angels will also have to pay Ohtani’s Japanese team, the Nippon Ham Fighters, a $20 million posting fee, which does not count as part of their payroll for purposes of the luxury tax.Ohtani now joins the Angels on a minor league deal, just like any other foreign prospect. He will be paid the major league minimum, $545,000, in 2018. He won’t be eligible for arbitration until after at least three seasons. He won’t be eligible for free agency until after at least six.Having Ohtani changes the complexion of an Angels team that has not made the playoffs since 2014 and has not won a playoff series since 2009.“Anytime you can add a bat and an arm like his automatically makes us a better club,” starting pitcher Garrett Richards said via text. “I was already optimistic about our club in 2018 and this makes us even more of a threat.”Ohtani’s most immediate impact is likely to be on an Angels rotation that had been ravaged by injuries in recent years. Richards is the only pitcher who profiles as a true No. 1 starter. He has been hurt for most of the past two seasons, although he is healthy now.Ohtani had a 2.52 ERA with 624 strikeouts in 543 innings in Japan. He did walk 200 batters, though.“Time will tell, but he has the talent to pitch at the front end of a championship-caliber rotation,” Eppler said last week.One issue could be his durability. In Japan, starters pitch every seven days, as opposed to every five in the majors. Also, he missed much of last season because of an ankle injury, pitching just 25-1/3 innings in 2017.It has been suggested that going to a six-man rotation might be the best way for a major league team to fold Ohtani into its pitching staff.While his talent as a pitcher is unquestioned, there is more skepticism about how it will work with him hitting in the majors.A left-handed hitter, Ohtani hit .286 with an .859 OPS and 48 homers in 1,170 plate appearances in Japan. In 2017, he hit .332 with eight homers in 231 plate appearances.In Japan, Ohtani did not hit on the days he pitched or on the days immediately before and after. He also has been limited to designated hitter for the last three seasons, after playing 62 games in the outfield in his first two seasons in Japan. The Angels, with an outfield of Justin Upton, Kole Calhoun and Trout, aren’t likely to try Ohtani in the outfield.If Pujols has truly improved his health and conditioning – the result of his first winter without surgery since 2014-15 – he could play more games at first base, clearing the way for Ohtani to be the DH.“I think we’ll just see how Albert feels when he gets into spring training,” Eppler said. “I’ve had positive feedback from our guys that have been around him. I think Albert is embracing a winter where he can get more into an accustomed offseason routine for him. I do know that Albert likes playing first base. … We’ll keep an open mind and see how much he can handle over there.” The Angels now could have two mold-breaking players, in Ohtani and superstar Mike Trout.“We are honored Shohei Ohtani has decided to join the Angels Organization,” the club said in a statement. “We felt a unique connectivity with him throughout the process and are excited he will become an Angel. This is a special time for Angels fans, the Ohtani family, and (agent) Nez Balelo and the team at Creative Artists Agency.”The Angels will introduce Ohtani at a press conference on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Angel Stadium. It will be televised by Fox Sports West. The press conference is also open to the public. General Manager Billy Eppler, Manager Mike Scioscia and owner Arte Moreno will be on hand to discuss the signing at that time.Ohtani was posted a week ago, and within a few days he had narrowed his choice to seven teams: the Angels, Dodgers, Padres, Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs.His agent, Balelo, released a statement on Friday announcing his choice: “While there has been much speculation about what would drive Shohei’s decision, what mattered to him most wasn’t market size, time zone or league but that he felt a true bond with the Angels. He sees this as the best environment to develop and reach the next level and attain his career goals.” Shohei Ohtani’s career in Japan: Inside the numbers last_img read more

Clippers rookies key overtime victory over Oklahoma City

first_img Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 “Want them to play hard, play together. I’m coaching them hard. Doc is up there the first half, he coached them hard. It’s just in our system to win games.“Those guys did a great job doing the things we needed them to do for us to win a basketball game.”It was the Mann and Coffey Show largely because the Clippers exercised caution with the postseason a couple days away. Said Rivers, via Zoom, before the game: “I’m just going to go with rest tonight and go hard in practice the next couple of days.”Those resting included stars Leonard and Paul George, along with Lou Williams and Marcus Morris Sr. Also unavailable: Montrezl Harrell, who, a league source confirmed Friday, is being made to quarantine for seven days, a duration that will stretch until Monday. Sidelined as well: Patrick Beverley (strained left calf) and Landry Shamet (sprained left foot).That left the Clippers (49-23) with only eight players — enough with Cassell taking the reins on the sideline in the third quarter, which L.A. opened on a 13-2 run to turn a 12-point deficit into a 50-49 lead with 8:50 to play in the period.After the Thunder reserves pulled back ahead midway through the fourth quarter, Joakim Noah (nine points, six assists and five rebounds) found Patrick Patterson (17 points) for a 3-pointer that put the Clippers ahead again, 81-80. A few more lead changes and the game went to overtime, tied 87-87.Coffey’s presence with the starting unit gave the Clippers their 33rd lineup in this unprecedented 72-game regular season. Joining Coffey on the floor at tipoff: JaMychal Green (13 points), Reggie Jackson, Rodney McGruder and Ivica Zubac — the only regular starter of the group, who played only 11 minutes, his fewest in the bubble.Now the Clippers — who finished the season with a .681 winning percentage, fourth-best in franchise history — turn their attention to the postseason. They’ll begin their pursuit of the franchise’s first NBA title, without knowing if and when they’ll have all their personnel to help with what they hope is an historic push.“A coach’s job is to always be worried,” Rivers said. “So I guess that would be the extent of it. Other than that, I don’t ever worry too much about it. It is what it is.“Nothing I can about it. Things don’t go the way they’re planned. In this case, that’s been the case, but you make do of it and we gotta get going. We gotta get our rhythm during the playoffs as quickly as possible.”Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “That moment was awesome,” Mann said. “He was just telling me, ‘You’re one assist away, don’t force it, but go get it.’”Still, Mann’s 25 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists — all career bests — made him just the second rookie in team history, along with Griffin, to record such a stat line, and just the fifth player in the franchise history overall.Mann — whose 3-pointer in the waning seconds of a 126-103 victory over New Orleans on Aug. 1 was the Clippers’ 25th of the game, establishing a franchise record — also scored nine of the Clippers’ final 20 points in a closely contested overtime period.And in his first NBA start, Amir Coffey responded with a career-high in points (21) and steals (four) against the Thunder (44-28), who also rested starters entirely or for most of the game.“We expect the same things from our young guys that we expect from our stars of our team,” said Clippers assistant coach Sam Cassell, who took over for Coach Doc Rivers after halftime. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum The Clippers’ reserves got all the run, had all the fun — and then some — in a 107-103 overtime victory to close the regular season Friday before they begin play in their Western Conference first-round playoff series Monday against Dallas.With the second-seed secured, the result of Friday’s seeding finale was academic. But that didn’t matter to a pair of 23-year-old rookie guards, who capitalized on the moment with career efforts.Terance Mann had his first NBA double-double and came an assist shy of joining Lamar Odom and Blake Griffin as the only Clippers rookies to record a triple-double.PreviousThe Los Angeles Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder kneel during the national anthem prior to an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Clippers’ Terance Mann (14) drives the ball as Oklahoma City Thunder’s Darius Bazley (7) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)Oklahoma City Thunder’s Darius Bazley, left, and Los Angeles Clippers’ Joakim Noah (55) battle for a pass during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers’ Joakim Noah (55) rebounds as Oklahoma City Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) watches during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Clippers’ Amir Coffey (7) dunks against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)Oklahoma City Thunder’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (2) handles the ball as Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac (40) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams (12) wins the tip-off against Los Angeles Clippers’ Ivica Zubac (40) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)Devon Hall #14 of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives the ball against Rodney McGruder #19 of the LA Clippers during the third quarter at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 14, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Joakim Noah #55 of the LA Clippers on the floor during the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 14, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Oklahoma City Thunder’s Mike Muscala (33) and Los Angeles Clippers’ Joakim Noah, left, battle for position during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)Terance Mann #14 of the LA Clippers drives the ball during the fourth quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 14, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue, left, shakes hands with Oklahoma City Thunder’s Chris Paul during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)The Los Angeles Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder kneel during the national anthem prior to an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)Los Angeles Clippers’ Terance Mann (14) drives the ball as Oklahoma City Thunder’s Darius Bazley (7) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)NextShow Caption1 of 12Los Angeles Clippers’ Terance Mann (14) drives the ball as Oklahoma City Thunder’s Darius Bazley (7) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Mike Ehrmann/Pool Photo via AP)ExpandHe said he knew he was close in the fourth quarter, when his teammates alerted him to their running tally. During one timeout late in the game, Mann said he got advice from Kawhi Leonard (who recorded his first career triple-double this season with 33 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 122-117 victory over Miami). For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ last_img read more