La Salle Retires Number 11, Pays Honor to Alumni Bowdien Derby with the Milwaukee Brewers

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News La Salle graduate, Bowdien “Bubba” Derby, a pitcher in the Milwaukee Brewer organization, with former Lancer Baseball Head Coach, Harry Agajanian during ceremony to retire his number.La Salle graduate and Milwaukee Brewer farm team pitcher, Bowdien “Bubba” Derby with former Lancer Baseball Head Coach, Harry Agajanian, and La Salle’s Athletic Director during the ceremony to retire Derby’s jersey number.Bowdien “Bubba” Derby, who is a 2012 graduate of La Salle High School in Pasadena, had his baseball jersey and number retired during a ceremony at the baseball diamond at Arcadia County Park, the Lancers’ home field.Derby’s high school career began by being called up to varsity as a freshman then helping win La Salle’s first ever Del Rey League championship. He then capped his career by pitching three outstanding playoff games in the tough CIF Division III bracket including two no hitters against Bishop Montgomery and St. Paul, two great hitting teams.His stellar baseball career continued at San Diego State after Derby was personally recruited to pitch for the Aztecs by the late baseball great and head coach Tony Gwinn.Derby started his Aztec career by striking out college great Kris Bryant (now with the Chicago Cubs) with the bases loaded, and then ended his collegiate career going head-to-head with Dillon Tate (first round draft pick for The Texas Rangers) in the first game of the NCAA Baseball Regionals. The Aztecs won three conference championships in a row riding on Derby’s arm.In June 2015, Bubba was drafted in the 6th round of the MLB Draft to play professionally for the Oakland Athletics. Darby was recently traded to the Milwaukee Brewers.Former Lancer Baseball Head Coach, Harry Agajanian, said, “Bubba, you have brought attention and class to La Salle and to Lancer Baseball. I can speak for the entire baseball program and the athletic department when I say that it has been a joy and a privilege to watch you perform and mature through your high school years and beyond. To commemorate your accomplishments as a student of the game, your jersey and number 11 will be retired and displayed on our outfield fence knowing that you will forever be regarded as a great Lancer.”La Salle High School, 3880 East Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 351-8951 or visit www.lasallehs.org. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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 Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Make a comment 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. More Cool Stuff Sports La Salle Retires Number 11, Pays Honor to Alumni Bowdien Derby with the Milwaukee Brewers By JOHN C. BLACKSTOCK ’67 Published on Thursday, July 7, 2016 | 7:39 pm Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Freddie Mac’s Loretta Ibanez: Innovating and Learning in a Fast-Fail Environment

first_imgSubscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Home Values Hit a Low in Suburban U.S. Next: The Week Ahead: Treasury Budget Forecasts Potential Rate Changes in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News, Technology Tagged with: artificial intelligence blockchain distributed ledger FinTech Freddie Mac Innovation Loretta Ibanez Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago artificial intelligence blockchain distributed ledger FinTech Freddie Mac Innovation Loretta Ibanez 2018-02-09 David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Freddie Mac’s Loretta Ibanez: Innovating and Learning in a Fast-Fail Environment Share Save February 9, 2018 3,428 Views center_img Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac’s Loretta Ibanez: Innovating and Learning in a Fast-Fail Environment Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Freddie Mac’s Loretta IbanezIn your job as Mortgage Innovation Director, what does a typical day look like?We have always done innovation at Freddie Mac, but we’re making big investments and improving our Loan Advisor Suite for our customers. Beyond just the sourcing side, now we also need to turn our attention to reimagining the servicing side. We need to look at other technologies. We want to innovate and learn in a fast-fail environment.We’re bringing all the lean-design thinking and agile methodologies to work in the lab. A typical day starts with an early morning stand-up session with the whole lab, and then we go to anything from a challenge session on down payment assistance to sprint planning for servicing initiatives to working in my space. I’m working with vendors on artificial intelligence technology, collaborating with my IT partners, and also cloud strategy. I’m working on getting us to the cloud.There are many issues regarding how do you do that safely and how do we protect all of these borrowers’ privacy. We cannot break the public trust. We have to go to the cloud because of the speed and scalability that’s available, but you cannot do it in a way that’s going to compromise privacy. We are working hard to figure out how to leverage all the new technology to improve the customer experience, to make it cheaper and faster for our customers to originate and service loans and still do it safely.What are some of the most challenging issues when it comes to trying to move things to the cloud, other than the privacy side of things?We’re talking about an industry where, in all 50 states and at the county level, the real estate and lending laws can be different, and the foreclosure laws. Things are done on different forms. The data is not standardized, so bringing all these fantastic, wonderful technologies and tools to a very non-standardized process is going to be a challenge.There are now tools moving in the direction of the democratization of artificial intelligence, and there’s been a lot of progress in that area. There’s been a lot less progress in figuring out how to integrate all these disparate data sources in a meaningful way so you’re not just getting noise out of the AI. You want to actually find signals in the data that you can do something with.What are some of the other technologies that you’re seeing that you think are poised to really have a big impact on the industry?I am a big believer that technology is fantastic and it can change people’s lives, but you need to know what problem you’re trying to solve. It starts right there. What problem are you trying to solve, and we need to be crystal clear about that.At Freddie Mac, we want to drive down our customer’s costs. We want to help them do that. We want to help them shorten the amount of time it takes to originate and service loans, and we want to take the friction out of the process.We have been told that entities like the Gates Foundation have funded a company to use blockchain and distributed ledger technology for medical records. They’re doing these things. It works. The question is, how do you make it work at scale, how do you make it perform, how do you do it affordably, and oh, by the way, how do you do it in an ecosystem where everything has to network and talk together?So, distributed ledger and blockchain is one thing. It’s not just an application for cryptocurrency. I think there are tremendous ways [blockchain] could be used in sourcing, servicing and nonperforming loans across the value chain.Robotic process automation—think of all the manual handoffs where there’s a person sitting in between two systems. There are huge opportunities there, and this not even disruptive technology. That’s system-to-system automation.I love the machine learning applications. That’s sort of from my background because I started as a finance person, but I really am just blown away by what we can do with the machine learning. It’s just amazing.What do you wish more people understood about your job?People come to Freddie Mac and stay, and there’s a reason. People are passionate about making sure that we have a strong housing finance system, and making sure that our customers are successful. We are rooting for each other because we are all trying to serve our customers and we want to make it better for our customers and for the country. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago For more insights into the technologies that are poised to impact the industry, check out the March issue of DS News, out soon.   Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: David Whartonlast_img read more

Dell EMC Splunking it Up at .conf2016

first_imgSecondly, we believe Splunk is an incredibly powerful platform for capturing and deriving value from machine data.  Dell EMC products spin off a massive amount of “digital exhaust” that can be captured easily and used to drive operational intelligence in IT.  Dell EMC has made massive investments over the last few years to build apps for XtremIO, Isilon, and VNX and make them available in Splunkbase for free,  and expect to have many more in the works.  These apps make it simple to ingest data from Dell EMC platforms, and we offer useful, prebuilt reports and dashboards to make monitoring these assets simple.  And it doesn’t stop there…once the data is extracted from your Dell EMC platforms, the underlying searches powering our reports or just the indexes themselves can be used in investigations across the entire IT service stack.Dell EMC @ .conf2016It is this two-way value stream that we are excited to share at .conf16 with all of my fellow Ninjas. Dell EMC will have two great sessions highlighting some of the value Dell EMC delivers to Splunk customers and we will dive into the deep technical learnings of deploying Splunk at scale on Dell EMC platforms and exciting ways to leverage Dell EMC apps for Splunk in your IT operations use cases, including LIVE DEMOS!The Dell EMC Splunk Ninja team will be at the show and ready to demo apps, talk about deploying Splunk at scale efficiently on Dell EMC’s enterprise-class platforms, or just have a conversation about why Splunk is so awesome.  The Dell EMC Splunk Ninja team is a group of more than 40 systems engineers from across Dell EMC who have been trained the same way Splunk trains its own systems engineers.  The Ninjas hold certifications ranging from SE1 all the way to SE3, we’ve got skills across not only using Splunk, but administering and architecting it at scale.  This is a global team available in the field to have direct conversations with you when you head back to the office.Before the Dell and EMC businesses combined, we were busy taping in the studio – Enjoy watching our short Splunky promo videoWe will see you all in Orlando, don’t make your plans without stopping at our .conf16 site.Happy Splunking! This year marks the beginning of a great relationship between two awesome tech businesses: Dell EMC and Splunk.  We joined forces through a formal strategic alliance that started in February. This alliance enables Dell EMC and its partners to sell Splunk’s industry leading platform. And, it allows Dell EMC unique access to Splunk technical resources for solution design, testing, and validation.  Most importantly, it creates a framework for these two technology powerhouses to collaborate more effectively for customer success.Why Dell EMC for Splunk?When we talk about customer success, we mean it in two distinct ways: deploying Splunk on Dell EMC platforms and using Splunk to derive value from Dell EMC infrastructure.First, we believe success is deploying Splunk on a flexible infrastructure that not only helps Splunk run fast and efficiently, but also one that can scale easily as the usage of Splunk evolves in a customer organization.  We believe that converged and hyper-converged technologies powered by Dell EMC’s robust portfolio of storage technologies deliver on this vision and provide additional enterprise capabilities:Cost Effective & Optimized Storage For Splunk’s Hot, Warm & Cold Data BucketsFlexible & Scale-Out Capacity Consumption ModelData Reduction & other data Powerful Enterprise CapabilitiesBottom-less Cold Bucket with Scale-Out storage platformslast_img read more

Specialized tourist journalists from China come to Croatia

first_imgThe Croatian National Tourist Board, in cooperation with the tourist boards of the city of Zagreb, Zagreb County, Bjelovar-Bilogora County, Istria County and Kvarner, is organizing a study trip for Chinese journalists.The trip will take place from 1 to 8 December 2018 and will be attended by journalists from the most influential specialized media such as Cosmopolitan, Traveler Magazine, World Traveler, Southern Metropolis Weekly, National Geographic Traveler, iWeekly, Weibo and others.On the first and second day of the program (December 1st and 2nd), the journalists will stay in Zagreb, where they will attend the opening of Zagreb’s Advent, but also visit all the city’s sights and tourist attractions. On the third day of the program (December 3), a tour of Samobor is planned, accompanied by a tourist guide, followed by a departure for Čazma and a tour of Salajland, a popular property decorated with millions of lamps.After touring the continent, the group will head to Istria (December 4-6) where they will visit Rovinj, Porec, Pula, Motovun, but also the interior of Istria. After Istria, the journey continues to Kvarner (December 6-8) where Chinese journalists will visit Opatija, Lovran and Rijeka.last_img read more

Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe coming to India on July 21

first_imgAdding more flair to its AMG line-up in India, Mercedes-Benz will launch the AMG GLC 43 Coupe on July 21, reports suggest. While the company already has the GLC 43 SUV in its portfolio for the country, adding the AMG power to its popular Coupe will only mean more firepower from the German car-makers.The  new GLC 43 Coupe combines a sporty, elegant design with the brand’s hallmark Driving Performance and the advantages of an SUV in terms of seating position, interior flexibility and also traction off the beaten track.Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 CoupeDesign:The front view of the GLC 43 Coupe reveals its independent character, with the diamond radiator grille with chrome pins and a louvre in high-gloss black with insert in high-gloss chrome and AMG lettering in high-gloss chrome. The sportily distinctive air intakes in the AMG front apron feature fins in silver chrome. Down below, the silver chrome front splitter ensures an optimal flow of air to the cooling modules.The tail end also sports characteristic highlights and exudes sporty, aesthetic appeal with chrome-plated tailpipe trim elements in a four-pipe look. The AMG-specific rear apron sports trim in silver chrome. Narrow, divided tail lights and the sharp spoiler lip invoke the design line displayed for the first time with the S-Class Coupe and followed by all of the coupe models from Mercedes-AMG. The rear window dispenses with a wiper, as the airflow does not fall away until after the spoiler lip, which means that water is unable to strike the rear window.advertisementMercedes-AMG GLC 43 CoupeInterior:The colour combination of sporty, functional black with red contrasting features is a characteristic element. Longitudinal-grain aluminium trim highlights the sporty aspirations. The multifunction sports steering wheel in black leather with red contrasting topstitching and featuring a flattened bottom section is ideally suited to an emphatic driving style.The upholstery in black Artico man-made leather/DINAMICA microfibre boasts its own seat upholstery layout plus red topstitching. To match the seat design, the door centre panels are styled in the same material.Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 CoupeEngine:The Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe comes with a 3.0-litre V6 with direct injection and biturbocharging engine that churns out power output of 367 hp and peak torque of 520 Nm, mated to 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission. The GLC 43 Coupe accelerates from rest to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and its speed is electronically governed at 250 km/h.Features:With two large round dials and central colour multifunction display with a 5.5-inch (13.97 cm) screen diagonal, the AMG instrument cluster places all the important information in the driver’s field of vision. The ECO display supports a fuel-saving driving style. Dials in a chequered-flag look and the distinctive typography lend the large displays an especially sporty touch.Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 CoupeMusical enjoyment at concert hall level is possible with the optional Burmester surround sound system. This has a 9-channel DSP amplifier, 13 speakers and a system output of 590 watts.Dimensions:For all its sportiness, the dynamic newcomer also impresses with some practical advantages. With a capacity of 491 to 1400 litres, the luggage compartment leads this market segment. Split-folding rear seat backrests, which fold down in the ratio 40:20:40, enable a variety of configurations to be used for particularly long or bulky items of luggage. And the availability of space in both front and rear is on a par with the GLC 43 4MATIC in terms of comfort level. Entrance height, shoulder room, elbow room and legroom are all identical.Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 CoupeCompetition:Although no real rival, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe will be pitted against Audi S5 in India.Price:We expect the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe to come for a price of Rs 80 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi)- Rs 84 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi).ALSO READ:Mercedes-Benz launches new GLA in India; prices start at Rs 30.65 lakhALSO READ: Mercedes-Benz E220d launched in India at Rs 57.14 lakh ALSO READ:Mercedes-Benz GLA 220d 4MATIC Activity Edition launched in Indialast_img read more