A few of her paintings depict a man’s face, all with hats. “I keep trying to draw my father,” she said. Brown-Jones has a fascinating history of her own. Her paternal grandfather, she said, was a white slave owner who married the daughter of one of his slaves. They subsequently moved to Mexico because interracial marriages were taboo. She grew up thinking that her mother was Portuguese, she said, and their first language was Spanish. She learned later that her mother was French-Jamaican. “My parents were married when they were only 11 and 12 years old and I was the youngest of their five children,” she said. Born in El Centro, Brown-Jones came to the Antelope Valley in 1962 from Santa Paula. She has been married to her present husband, Solomon Manuel Jones, for 23 years. Between them they have four daughters: Sabrina Jones, Palmdale; Jenay Brown, Lancaster; Carmen Braxton, Hawthorne; and Aleyscia Reid, Augusta, Ga. While her artwork consumes most of her time, she has also written a book, so far unpublished, called “My Path in Life,” in which she explores the feelings of persons who care for Alzheimer’s patients. For more information, call (661) 944-0572. Here are the menus for next week at the senior life nutrition sites in Lancaster and Palmdale. All meals include bread, margarine, and coffee, tea or milk, for a suggested donation of $2. Monday: Mushroom chicken, rice pilaf, cooked cabbage, lettuce salad, juice, apple. Tuesday: Lasagna, chicken soup, spinach, garden salad, vanilla pudding. Wednesday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, minestrone, Normandy vegetables, cottage cheese, cookies. Thursday: Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, parsleyed carrots, tossed salad, juice, gelatin with fruit. Friday: Pastrami sandwich, potato salad, corn Niblets, creamy coleslaw, juice, pears. This column disseminates news of interest to seniors of all ages. Bettie Rencoret may be contacted at (661) 943-2998, or messages may be left at the Antelope Valley Bureau Daily News offices, (661) 267-5742. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Art brought Helen Brown-Jones out of a deep depression that enveloped her after the death of her father from Alzheimer’s disease. She took care of him through the worst of the disease. “I started drawing because of all the changes going on in my life,” she said. “I started to get forgetful myself, and I knew I couldn’t go on the way I was, so I turned to art.” With pastels and pen and ink, she started to put her feelings onto paper in an effort to find some semblance of normalcy again. “You get to a point where you come to a block wall and you have to do something about it,” she said. “You find out you have to treat your body and your mind with respect. That gift from God helped to save my life.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant To commemorate Black History Month, and also to show others a way to cope with grief, Brown-Jones has put together a showing of her artwork at Thousand Elms Mobile Home Park. Viewers may see her folk abstracts from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in the park’s recreation hall, 37311 47th St. E. Theme of the show is “Through My Eyes,” an appropriate title since the majority of the 129 pieces depict representations of the human eye. Prior to the onset of her father’s illness, Brown-Jones was the proprietor of a beauty salon. She closed the business to take care of him. “I didn’t begrudge the time that took,” said Brown, 59. “My mother died when I was 2 and from that time he had been both father and mother to me. We were very close. I loved him a lot.”
Outlaw kart racing returns to the Redwood Acres Fairground on Saturday for the second time in 2018. This weekend’s event is presented by John’s Used Cars And Wreckers and will be held on the 1/10-mile dirt oval inside the Redwood Acres Raceway paved 3/8-mile paved oval.Gates open at 10 a.m. with racing starting at 3 p.m. For more information, visit Humboldt Outlaw Karts at www.HumboldtOutlawKarts.com Information is also on Facebook, www.facebook.com/HumboldtOutlawKarts.
How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… 5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruption Related Posts How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Cate Lawrence Building owners are looking at technology convergence to deliver enhanced occupant experiences and improved efficiencies in their buildings.However, as the number of networks and connections within buildings grows, they are becoming increasingly complex. Interconnecting and interoperating isolated building systems such as lighting, HVAC, badging systems, security, CCTV, sensors and audio-video equipment, into a single converged system is fundamental to the digital transformation of buildings.See also: What are the 4 layers of data architecture needed for smart cities?Today’s building systems and equipment need to work together smoothly and efficiently to meet owners’ and occupants’ needs, which requires a holistic approach of integrating new technologies.This month Cisco launched the Catalyst Digital Building Series switch- industry’s first purpose-built switch optimized for low voltage PoE (Power over Ethernet) deployments, IoT connectivity and building automation in smart buildings.I spoke to Sachin Gupta, VP Product Management and Pankaj Gupta, Senior Director Marketing, Cisco to learn more.Sachin Gupta explained that the Switch powers and connects building systems onto a single, low-voltage IP network through the switch’s support of a key IoT protocol called the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) —an industry first. He noted:“What we found is, we needed to innovate for IoT. You can’t just take your standard solution-a lot of the value can be extended but you need to add more innovation to support a digital building.”Digital Building Series switches will greatly simplify the deployment experience with integrated security and lower total cost of ownership. Two examples of their deployment are within the Sinclair Hotel and Alpiq In Tec.The Sinclair HotelThe Sinclair Hotel is a 1930’s Art Deco building being converted into a 165 room four-star hotel in FortWorth, Texas as part of the Marriott Autograph Collection portfolio. The retrofit of the building includes the use of switches to aid the guest experience: downloading a mobile app means that when they walk into their room, they will be able to control the LED lighting including the intensity, on and off, the hues and mood. They will also be able to adjust the settings of the air conditioning and adjust the smart blinds accordingly. It’s “an integration of multiple sensors coming together and bringing a very rich, personalized experience for the guests notes Sachin Gupta.”Guest room preferences are also saved for when they visit again. ”The switches Perpetual Universal Power Over Ethernet ensures uninterrupted powering of endpoints during upgrades, reboots or power outages. Fast UPOE technology enables lights to power on within 5 seconds of power restoration-an industry first. The hotel will also utilize occupancy sensors to turn off room utilities when rooms are not occupied. The hotel is already experiencing a 50% reduction in energy costs and is scheduled for completion this summer.Alpiq InTecAlpiq In Tec is Switzerland’s market leader in the fields of building technology and renewable energy. The utilized Cisco’s Digital Building Solution to build a new platform with smart lighting, edge sensor technology, energy management and intelligent collaboration. One of the solutions deployed was Connected Lighting in partnership with Philips.LED lighting fixtures equipped with integrated sensors to analyze environmental data, traffic patterns & building occupancy, manage space and control lighting and connected devices throughout the building, lowering energy consumption and improving employee satisfaction. Combined with Cisco Spark, tenants can interact with the building and utilize open rooms and smart spaces. The Digital “meeting room” experience enables interactions via iPads, wireless file sharing, voice and video to connect across geographies.Notably, the switches can be installed and deployed through the use of Bluetooth and a mobile app making the technology accessible to a variety of business settings without tech staff. It’s also fanless, meaning that it runs quietly unlike existing models. Pankaj Gupta explained that interest in the digital switches has extended across many different verticals and regions with “a lot of interest in hospitality and healthcare settings and school systems, especially in Florida where the customer are looking into how to save costs and manage the central lighting from one space.” The Ultimate Checklist on Ways to Prevent IoT D… read more
Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES View comments LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Kevin Harvick dominates Vegas for back-to-back NASCAR wins Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC He was posing with the trophy.For the first time in 102 tournaments around the world, dating to the summer of 2013 when he won the British Open at Muirfield, the 47-year-old Mickelson showed he still had the stuff to beat players who weren’t even born when he collected the first of his 43 victories on the PGA Tour.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This is a very meaningful win,” Mickelson said after beating Justin Thomas in a playoff. “I can’t really put it into words given the tough times over the last four years, and the struggle to get here, and knowing that I was able to compete at this level but not doing it.“To finally break through and to have this validation means a lot to me.” Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Read Next The disappointment was tempered only by his start — Thomas was 11 shots back going into the weekend — and by the guy who beat him.“Man, there’s nothing for me to hang my head about,” Thomas said. “To even have a chance to win this golf tournament after where I was through 18, through 36 holes, I’m very proud of myself. Obviously, I would have loved to drum him out there in that playoff, but I’m just happy for him. … He’s playing some great golf.”Mickelson, his confidence higher than the altitude in Mexico City, believes this is just the start.“I don’t think that this is the peak,” he said. “I think I’m going to continue to get better.”This was far more than a duel between Mickelson and Thomas, who is 23 years younger. Tyrrell Hatton was right there, stride for stride, putting four straight 3s on his card with a stretch he capped off with an eagle on the 15th to tie for the lead.But on the final hole, Hatton missed the green to the right, chipped 10 feet by and missed the par putt for a 67 to fall out of a playoff.“I can’t believe that I’m not at least in the playoff,” Hatton said, still seething over a par putt on the 18th that started bouncing right after he hit it.Mickelson won his third World Golf Championships title and, just a month after being on the verge of falling out of the top 50 in the world for the first time in two decades, moves to No. 18 in the world.Shubhankar Sharma, the 21-year-old from India who started with a two-shot lead, didn’t make his first birdie until the 12th hole. He finished with consecutive bogeys for a 74, six shots behind in a three-way tie for ninth. That will leave him on the bubble at No. 66 in the world for making it back to the next World Golf Championship, the Dell Match Play, in three weeks in Texas. Sharma first flies home for the Hero Indian Open next week.“A little bit disappointed,” Sharma said. “I was leading and I think I couldn’t finish it off today. But that’s what the game is about. And what I learned today, especially playing with Phil, I’ll cherish it forever.” MOST READ Hatton tied for third with Rafa Cabrera Bello, who holed a bunker shot for eagle on the opening hole and was among six players who had at least a share of the lead during the final round.Mickelson was the first player who appeared to seize control with a birdie on No. 10 to take the lead, and he was poised to pull away with a reachable par 5 at No. 11 and a drivable par 4 at No. 12.Instead, Lefty made it as entertaining as ever.Going for the green in light rough with the ball below his feet, he hooked it deep into the bushes right of the green, and played his next one when he could barely see the golf ball. His shot hit the gallery and stayed in the trees, and his fourth shot narrowly missed another tree before settling 10 feet away. He made bogey, and just like that, it was a sprint to the finish 7,800 feet above sea level.Mickelson made good on his pledge earlier this year that more victories were in store for him. He has four consecutive top 10s for the first time since 2005.That also was the last time he had won in a playoff.It all seems so long ago — playoffs, trophies, consistent play. Now he’s just more than a month away from the Masters, and feeling invigorated.And feeling like a winner. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mickelson, who closed with a 5-under 66, was at his best over the back nine with as many as six players still in the mix.Suddenly two shots behind when Thomas holed out from 119 yards for eagle on the 18th hole, Mickelson played a high-risk shot through the smallest of gaps in the trees to escape with par on the 14th hole. That’s when he saw the score, and he followed with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 15th and a 20-foot birdie on the 16th.Thomas, who won last week in a playoff at the Honda Classic, capped off a 62-64 weekend with more clutch play, no shot bigger than his sand wedge that bounced behind the flag and spun back into the cup on his final hole for eagle .The playoff — — the sixth in the last eight weeks on the PGA Tour — lasted only one hole on the par-3 17th, where Thomas made bogey for the second time.His gap wedge was too long, his chip too weak. Mickelson’s 18-foot birdie putt rimmed around the edge of the cup, and Thomas missed his par from just inside 10 feet.ADVERTISEMENT Phil Mickelson, of the U.S., poses with his Mexico Championship trophy at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Sunday, March 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)MEXICO CITY — The shot through a gap in the trees only he could see. The two birdies he had to have when time was running out.Phil Mickelson finally looked like the Lefty of old Sunday in the Mexico Championship, especially when a final round of pressure, possibilities and dramatic shots that kept the crowd buzzing finally ended at Chapultepec Golf Club.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa read more
Man City ace Aguero: Liverpool clash important, but…by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City ace Sergio Aguero insists they can still catch Premier League leaders Liverpool.City meet Liverpool on Thursday.Aguero said, “This is football after all though, and anything can happen, but we will play as we always play as it has served us so well.“There’s no denying it is a huge game for both clubs. Direct clashes between leading teams have a major impact towards the end of the season.“December didn’t pan out the way we wanted it to and now we’ve got more ground to make up so yes, that makes the game even more important.“But we are only in January and there are still plenty of Premier League games ahead of us and from the looks of it, there are three or four teams angling to win the title. It’s going to come down to the wire.“Of course, we knew repeating last year’s success wouldn’t be a simple task but we always aim for excellence.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say read more
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Spain U21 coach De la Fuente urges calm around Barcelona whiz Ansu Fatiby Carlos Volcano14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSpain U21 coach Luis de la Fuente has urged calm around Barcelona whiz Ansu Fati.The 16 year-old has just secured his Spanish qualifications and there is a debate whether he should be called up to the senior squad.De la Fuente said: “The good ones have open doors. He is an interesting player, of course he can be with us.”But you have to be cautious. “There are cases of projected players and then they stay there…” read more
Liverpool boss Klopp: Matip most incredible pieces of business we’ve doneby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has again spoken of how happy they’re with Joel Matip.Klopp has hailed Joel Matip as “one of the best, incredible pieces of business we’ve done”.Matip joined Liverpool on a free transfer from Schalke in the summer of 2016, and will be staying until 2024 after agreeing a new long-term deal. “Joel’s journey at Liverpool is one I love and I am absolutely delighted he has shown his commitment to us by signing this new long-term contract,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com.“As the team has evolved and become better, so too has Joel.“I said earlier this year that signing a player of his quality is one of the best, incredible pieces of business we’ve done since I started here – and I think now that’s something everyone can see.“I knew what he was capable of from seeing him up close in the Bundesliga and we were certain he could bring that performance level to us.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say read more
Story Highlights The process by which the country’s laws are drafted is to be significantly improved with the introduction of the Legislative Production Management System and Legislative Drafting Manual.Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, launched the software system and manual at his Constant Spring Road offices in St. Andrew on June 8.They were developed under the Justice Undertakings for Social Transformation (JUST) Programme, which is funded by the Canadian Government and implemented by the Justice Reform Implementation Unit (JRIU) in the Ministry.Minister Chuck explained that the system, which will be rolled out at the end of June, is intended to make the legislative drafting process more efficient, while also allowing for speedy amendments to Bills.This, by linking the various entities and institutions that are involved in the development of legislation.“It will enable knowledge-sharing among the ministries, departments and agencies, such as the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel, the Legal Reform Department, Attorney-General’s Chambers, the Houses of Parliament, the Printing Office and the line ministries, which issue the drafting instructions,” he informed.It is expected that with this software, instructions can be given electronically and amendments made in real time, without sending drafts of a Bill back and forth at the various stages of development. It will also eliminate the need for the time-consuming retyping of Bills and reduce the likelihood of errors.Meanwhile, the manual will augment the drafters’ technical skills, and ensure consistently high standards and approaches to Jamaica’s legislation.It is intended to standardise the development of sound policies and drafting instructions from which high-quality legislation can be achieved, and will help to standardise and improve drafting office practice and techniques.“The cutting-edge software, coupled with global best practices, will now be a feature of the country’s legislature-drafting process and will play a significant role in creating a modern justice system that benefits all Jamaicans,” Minister Chuck said.High Commissioner of Canada to Jamaica, His Excellency Sylvain Fabi, in his remarks, said the JUST programme is indicative of the strong partnership between the countries and a mutual commitment to justice system reform.He noted that the drafting manual supports the push for increased efficiency without sacrificing quality. “It provides examples of different types of laws, and outlines procedures and best practices for the preparation and passage of Bills,” he said.The introduction of the software, he noted, “will help legislators and drafters work at maximum efficiency to expedite the passage of laws in Jamaica, which is critical for the development and modernisation of the justice system”.The ceremony included the handover of the Legislative Drafting Manual to the Supreme Court Rules Committee, Parish Court Rules Committee, Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel, Attorney General’s Department, Legal Reform Department and Clerk of the Houses of Parliament.The JUST programme seeks to improve the organisation, management and service-delivery capacity of the justice sector. The process by which the country’s laws are drafted is to be significantly improved with the introduction of the Legislative Production Management System and Legislative Drafting Manual. Minister Chuck explained that the system, which will be rolled out at the end of June, is intended to make the legislative drafting process more efficient, while also allowing for speedy amendments to Bills. Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, launched the software system and manual at his Constant Spring Road offices in St. Andrew on June 8. read more