Pasadena Arts Organizations Among the Recipients of $4.5 Million in Los Angeles County Grants

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Thirteen arts organizations based in Pasadena are getting a total of $456,000 in funding from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission within the next two years in support of programs and activities that promote arts awareness and provide cultural services to the diverse population of the county.The funding support is part of the commission’s Organizational Grant Program (OGP) awarding a total of $4,518,000 to 184 non-profit arts organizations in the county from this year up to 2016. The amount represents a $200,000 increase in funding from the previous grant cycle where most of these art organizations also benefited from.“Sixty percent of applicants have increased award amounts from the last time these organizations were funded,” said Claire Peeps, president of the Arts Commission. “Almost half of these grants will support ongoing salaries or new jobs, so arts organizations will not only be able to provide a diverse range of cultural services for residents, they’ll also be employing them.”The Arts Commission provides these grants to fund concerts, theatre and dance productions, exhibitions, in-school and out-of-school arts education and core operations that help these art organizations enrich the lives of county residents in large and small communities alike. The program also ensures that a wide variety of cultural services will continue to reach county residents.Listed here are the Pasadena-based arts organizations, their funding allocations out of the OGP for 2015-2016, and the purpose for which the allocations will be used, as contained in a press release from the Los Angeles Arts Commission:• Light Bringer Project, $20,100, to support a program coordinator position• Lineage Dance Company, $21,500, to support executive director, development and programs director positions• Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, $50,700, to support marketing and communications• Pasadena Arts Council, $39,500, to support staff salaries• Pasadena Conservatory of Music, $52,300, to support the Young Musicians program at Jefferson Elementary School• Pasadena Museum of California Art, $38,000, to support the Nature of William S. Rice and Claire Falkenstein exhibitions• Pasadena Symphony Association, $51,400, to support the annual Music Under the Stars free concert program• Pasadena Playhouse State Theater of California, $67,800, to support Our Stories, an initiative to include communities throughout Los Angeles County in the art of theatrical storytelling• The Music Circle, $11,800, to support 2015 to 2017 concert series• About Productions Inc., $20,900, to support a theater arts residency program for HS students in East LA• Side Street Projects, $24,500, to support woodworking classes for third graders in Pasadena Unified School District as part of a K-6 curriculum• The Fund for Music, $38,500, to support staff salaries• Floricanto Dance Theater, $19,000, to support programs, including a 40th anniversary celebration, three performances and information technology upgrades. Subscribe Community News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things You Should Never Share With Other PeopleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * ARTS & CULTURE SECTION Pasadena Arts Organizations Among the Recipients of $4.5 Million in Los Angeles County Grants From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | 3:01 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Top of the News 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 Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business 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. More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Chilean Navy Receives a Patrol Boat and Increases its Capacities

first_imgBy Carolina Contreras/Diálogo August 22, 2016 The Chilean Navy has incorporated a new oceanic patrol vessel that has logistical control, surveillance, and maritime rescue capabilities. It is operating in the country’s southern region, including Antarctic territory. The fourth patrol boat, called OPV 84 “Cabo Odger,” was fully built by the Chilean company “Astilleros y Maestranza de la Armada” (ASMAR; “Naval Armory and Shipbuilding,” in English). The OPV 84 “Cabo Odger” involved an investment of approximately US$60 million. It was conceived as part of the Chilean Navy’s Danubio IV Project, which calls for the construction of six such patrol vessels for use in patrols; surveillance; controlling and combating pollution; maintaining navigational aids; providing support to remote areas; and for use as a maritime search and rescue service covering the entire Exclusive Economic Zone (ZEE) from the North to the South of the country. To date, the following are in operation: the OPV 81 “Piloto Pardo,” built in 2008 for use in the 2nd Naval Zone of Talcahuano, in the South of the country; OPV 82 “Comandante Toro,” completed in 2009 and commissioned in the 4th Naval Zone, Iquique, in the North; and the third OPV 83 “Marinero Fuentealba,” incorporated into the service of the Navy in 2014 in the 3rd Naval Zone, home port of Punto Arenas, at the southern tip of the country. “Cabo Odger” will operate in the 5th Naval Zone, Puerto Montt, in the South.It was officially inaugurated on August 3rd during an official christening ceremony at ASMAR’s industrial plant in Talcahuano. “We have the birth of a new boat into the service of the country,” said Admiral Enrique Larrañaga, Navy Commander in Chief, during the launching ceremony. He was also accompanied by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Chile’s Minister of Defense, José Antonio Gómez. Technical Capacities It took a year and three months to finish building this patrol boat, which has a crew of 34 people and capacity for 20 passengers. It has a length overall (LOA) of 80.60 meters; a beam of 13 meters; a moulded depth of 16.5 meters; and a draft of 3.8 meters. It resists a load of 1,771 metric tons, can reach a maximum speed of 20 knots, and can navigate autonomously for 30 days. Due to the operational demands it will have, the OPV 84 was given greater versatility. So, for example, it is able to navigate in cold climates and in pre-Antarctic waters thanks to its “ice class” reinforced hull, which is thicker at the bow and allows for the necessary preparation of ballast tanks and systems to operate in low temperatures. Its detection capacity was also increased: it consists of a new integrated communications system designed and constructed domestically. In addition, its command and control capacity was increased in order to operate in oceanic patrol and rescue missions and to support operations during emergencies or disasters. This modern patrol boat will have a working range of 8,000 nautical miles (14,800 kilometers). In support of its work, the boat has a flight deck to operate a mid-sized helicopter and its respective hangar, as well as two semi-rigid boats for boarding and searching vessels. “To improve its capacities, [the OPV 84] added an important series of modifications with respect to its original design,” said Rodrigo Sazo, head of Public Relations for ASMAR. The fourth patrol boat is named in honor of Chilean Navy Corporal Leopoldo Odger Flores, who is considered a hero for losing his life in 1965 while attempting to rescue his fellow sailors who were shipwrecked while doing work similar to what the new OPV will be doing in the country’s southern waters. After the launching ceremony for the OPV 84, the equipment launch will be carried out, the sensors will be integrated, and later the boat will be tested in port and at sea to make sure that it is one hundred percent operative by next year. New Challenges for ASMAR The OPV 84 “Cabo Odger” is the second patrol boat that is being constructed at the ASMAR Industrial Plant in Talcahuano, which has fully recovered after suffering serious damage during the February 27, 2010 earthquake. “We are in the presence of a renovated ASMAR,” said Rear Admiral Andrés Fonzo Morán, ASMAR’s Director. “The plant underwent a profound modernization, and completing this fourth OPV is a reiteration of the fact that we have recovered our naval construction capacities,” he added. For ASMAR, naval construction is a branch of development that it would like to continue exploring. To this end, they have announced a construction project for the first icebreaker manufactured domestically for the Chilean Navy, called “Project Antarctic.” “It will be a large boat, robust, the equivalent of five times the tonnage of OPV-type boats, very specialized,” said Rear Adm. Fonzo. This project is in the basic engineering stage of development, which is being carried out by specialists from Canada. Once this phase is completed, the execution stage of the project will be initiated.last_img read more