Return of the King, Paul Rodriguez Performs

first_img Subscribe 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. Original Latin King of Comedy, Paul Rodriguez will return to the Ice House Comedy Club on June 20 and 21. Longtime comedian Paul Rodriguez has been making audiences laugh all over the world (in Spanish and English) for nearly three decades with his unique brand of humor that is a perfect blend of his Latin heritage, the American dream and his undeniable universal appeal. Like Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce, and George Carlin, Paul has achieved iconic status in the comedy world.Rodriguez’s film credits include Without Men, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, The Deported, I’m Not Like That No More, Disney’s blockbuster hit Beverly Hills Chihuahua, The World’s Fastest Indian, A Cinderella Story, How to Get the Man’s Foot Outta Your Ass, Ali, Tortilla Soup, Crocodile Dundee in LA, Rat Race, Bloodwork, Chasing Papi and D.C. Cab, among others.As an accomplished writer, director and producer for television, motion pictures and feature shows, Rodriguez has several hit projects to his credit including the comedy concert film The Original Latin Kings of Comedy, which he executive produced and starred in along with Cheech Marin, George Lopez and Carlos Mencia; the feature film A Million to Juan, which he also wrote, directed and starred in; six comedy specials for HBO including Loco Slam, Live in San Quentin and Idiots and Armadillos. As executive producer, he recently struck comedy again with his Comedy Central stand-up concert DVD, Comedy Rehab.Among his many credits, Rodriguez has also made guest appearances on several late night shows including The Wanda Sykes Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Last Call with Carson Daly, and Politically Incorrect. Additionally, he has guest starred in several television series including Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Shaken Not Stirred, DIRECTV’s Supreme Court of Comedy, Showtime’s original series Resurrection Boulevard and American Family. He has also lent his voice to popular animated series including King of the Hill, Dora the Explorer and The Proud Family.Paul Rodriguez will perform four (4) shows on June 20 and 21. The complete show schedule for June 12 through 22 is listed below:Thu. 6/12 – Steve-O (Special Event) – 8 p.m.; $22.50Fri. 6/13 – Amir K featuring Jay Dee – 8:30 & 10:30 p.m.; $20Sat. 6/14 – Justin Willman – 8 & 10 p.m.; $20Sun. 6/15 – Father’s Day with Jon Reep, featuring Bil Dwyer – 7 p.m.; $12.50Mon. 6/16 – ClosedTue. 6/17 – ClosedWed. 6/18 – Rudy Moreno’s Wednesday Night Funnies – 8 p.m.; $12.50Thu. 6/19 -7 Comedians for $7 with Brett Martin and more – 8 p.m.; $7Fri. 6/20 – Paul Rodriguez (Special Event) – 8:30 & 10:30 p.m.; $25Sat. 6/21 – Paul Rodriguez (Special Event) – 8:30 & 10:30 p.m.; $25Sun. 6/22 – Fritz Coleman Speaks to a Generation (Special Event) – 7 p.m.; $15There is a two-drink minimum and patrons must be at least 18 to attend. The Ice House is located at 24 N. Mentor Ave. in Pasadena. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (626) 577-1894 or visit www.icehousecomedy.com. First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Top of the News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Nightlife Return of the King, Paul Rodriguez Performs From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, May 22, 2014 | 5:26 pm Make a commentcenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyLove Astrology: 12 Types Of Boyfriends Based On Zodiac SignsHerbeautyHerbeauty 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 Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy to unlock a new era of offshore green hydrogen production

first_img Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy to develop green hydrogen. (Credit: Pixabay/Jose Antonio Alba.) To reach the Paris Agreement goals, the world will need vast amounts of green hydrogen and wind will provide a large portion of the power needed for its production. Siemens Gamesa and Siemens Energy announced today that they are joining forces combining their ongoing wind-to-hydrogen developments to address one of the major challenges of our decade — decarbonizing the economy to solve the climate crisis.The companies are contributing with their developments to an innovative solution that fully integrates an electrolyzer into an offshore wind turbine as a single synchronized system to directly produce green hydrogen. The companies intend to provide a full-scale offshore demonstration of the solution by 2025/2026. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research announced today that the developments can be implemented as part of the ideas competition “Hydrogen Republic of Germany”.“Our more than 30 years of experience and leadership in the offshore wind industry, coupled with Siemens Energy’s expertise in electrolyzers, brings together brilliant minds and cutting-edge technologies to address the climate crisis. Our wind turbines play a huge role in the decarbonization of the global energy system, and the potential of wind to hydrogen means that we can do this for hard-to-abate industries too. It makes me very proud that our people are a part of shaping a greener future,” said Andreas Nauen, Siemens Gamesa CEO.Christian Bruch, CEO of Siemens Energy, explains: “Together with Siemens Gamesa, we are in a unique position to develop this game changing solution. We are the company that can leverage its highly flexible electrolyzer technology and create and redefine the future of sustainable offshore energy production. With these developments, the potential of regions with abundant offshore wind will become accessible for the hydrogen economy. It is a prime example of enabling us to store and transport wind energy, thus reducing the carbon footprint of economy.”Over a time frame of five years, Siemens Gamesa plans to invest EUR 80 million and Siemens Energy is targeting to invest EUR 40 million in the developments. Siemens Gamesa will adapt its development of the world’s most powerful turbine, the SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine, to integrate an electrolysis system seamlessly into the turbine’s operations. By leveraging Siemens Gamesa’s intricate knowledge and decades of experience with offshore wind, electric losses are reduced to a minimum, while a modular approach ensures a reliable and efficient operational set-up for a scalable offshore wind-to-hydrogen solution. Siemens Energy will develop a new electrolysis product to not only meet the needs of the harsh maritime offshore environment and be in perfect sync with the wind turbine, but also to create a new competitive benchmark for green hydrogen.The ultimate fully integrated offshore wind-to-hydrogen solution will produce green hydrogen using an electrolyzer array located at the base of the offshore wind turbine tower, blazing a trail towards offshore hydrogen production. The solution will lower the cost of hydrogen by being able to run off grid, opening up more and better wind sites. The companies’ developments will serve as a test bed for making large-scale, cost-efficient hydrogen production a reality and will prove the feasibility of reliable, effective implementation of wind turbines in systems for producing hydrogen from renewable energy.The developments are part of the H2Mare initiative which is a lighthouse project likely to be supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research ideas competition “Hydrogen Republic of Germany”. The H2mare initiative under the consortium lead of Siemens Energy is a modular project consisting of multiple sub-projects to which more than 30 partners from industry, institutes and academia are contributing. Siemens Energy and Siemens Gamesa will contribute to the H2Mare initiative with their own developments in separate modular building blocks. Source: Company Press Release Projects target a total investment of approximately EUR 120 million over five years in developments leading to a fully integrated offshore wind-to-hydrogen solution  last_img read more

A Quick Spring Wrap-Up

first_imgWe are nearing the state series time for spring sports.  Here are some of the things I have observed in the area so far.Batesville and Oldenburg Academy tennis are again on a collision course to see which team will represent our area in  regional tennis.  Christian Lamppert of BHS was this year’s Ripley County Golf Champion.  Alex Roell pitched a no-hitter for the BHS baseball team in late April.Some of the people in the area making news in track and field are Garrett Wagner of BHS in the hurdle races, Curtis Eckstein of OA in the distance races, and Robert Stroebel of BHS has set a new pole vault record for the Bulldogs.  The East Central girls track team seems to be the class of the area but the boys teams are still too close to make any predictions.In the other team sports no one has made a complete statement of dominance.  Good luck to all teams and individuals as they get ready for the sectionals and beyond.last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY OPEN WEEK – RESULTS SO FAR

first_imgDunfanaghy Golf News:Wednesday 22nd July: Gents Open Single Stableford sponsored by Just So Films 1st: Rory Houston 40 pts2nd: John Casey 38 ptsGross: Sean Duffy Jnr 32 pts3rd: Martin Mc Fadden 37 pts BOTVisitor: P.A.G. Lavery 35 pts1st 9: Darren Murray 23 pts BOT2nd 9: Mal Johnston 19 ptsCSS: 37 ptsThursday 23rd July: Ladies Open Single Stableford sponsored by Patsy Dan’s Bar1st: Geraldine Magee 37 pts BOT2nd: Mary Rose Mc Fadden 37 pts BOTGross: Hazel Russell 22 gross pts3rd: Norah Crumlish 37 ptsFront 9: Paula Mc Callion 19 pts BOTBack 9: Ann Whelan 19 pts BOTVisitor: Mary Kelly 34 pts36 Handicap Prize: Grania MacGinty 33 ptsLongest Drive: Bridgette ByrneCSS: 69Friday 24th July: Gents Open Single Stableford sponsored by Tennents 1st: Paul Deeney 42 pts2nd: Michael Leonard 39 pts BOTGross: Sean Duffy Jnr 34 pts3rd: Patrick Mc Caffrey 39 ptsJuvenile: Stephen Courtney 33 ptsVisitor: Paul Harkin 36 pts BOT1st 9: Brendan Courtney 21 pts2nd 9: Willie Irvine 19 ptsCSS: 37Saturday 25th July: Gents Open 4BBB Stroke sponsored by Hanna & Co Chartered Accountants1st: Conor Moore/Jack Mc Garrigle 60 pts BOT2nd: Henry McGee/Raymond Kelly 60 pts3rd: Mal Johnston/Jim Johnston 61 ptsSaturday 26th July: Ladies Open 14 Hole Stableford sponsored by Muck ‘n Muffins1st: Pamela Carlton 31 pts2nd: Lorraind McAleese 30 pts3rd: Olivia Moore 27 pts4th: Rose Gavaghan 27 ptsGOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY OPEN WEEK – RESULTS SO FAR was last modified: July 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Sportlast_img read more

Your Eyes Have Automatic Light Meters

first_imgEvery pupil knows that pupils constrict in bright light and dilate in dim light, but how?  Physiologists had assumed the retina signalled the iris muscles, but now it appears there is an independent mechanism in the iris itself, at least in birds, and probably in mammals, too.  A report in EurekAlert summarizes a finding from Washington School of Medicine published in Science:1 “Working with embryonic chicken eyes, Washington University ophthalmology researchers found that cryptochrome allows the pupil to react independently from light-sensitive photoreceptor cells at the back of the eye.”    Cryptochrome is a protein distinct from the opsin family of proteins usually involved in light response.  This molecule is apparently acting like a light meter on the camera.  A light meter doesn’t take a picture but helps the camera receive the proper amount of light.  Experiments suggested “it is as if the light meter of the eye is controlling the pupil without vision being involved.  In the mouse, the meter is located in the retina and primarily uses melanopsin to do its work with cryptochrome proteins amplifying the signal.  In the chick, it is as if the light meter is contained in the pupil itself.”  The team is trying to determine if this mechanism works in human eyes also.  They make no mention of evolution, other than indirectly to suggest, “These data characterize a non-opsin photoreception mechanism in a vertebrate eye and suggest a conserved [i.e., unevolved] photoreceptive role for cryptochromes in vertebrates.”1Daniel Tu et al., “Nonvisual Photoreception in the Chick Iris,” Science, Vol 306, Issue 5693, 129-131, 1 October 2004, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1101484].The less we take things in the body for granted, the more we see exquisite mechanisms working together to achieve complex functions that could rightly be described as ultra-high-tech.  Humans only designed auto-exposure cameras in relatively recent times, after a lot of intelligent design.  Who designed opsins and crytochromes, and all the signalling and response mechanisms that cause them to make muscles, larger by orders of magnitude, respond rapidly to shifting quantities of light?  The human iris is far more complex than any Nikon aperture.  Yet it is only one of several automatic mechanisms on our stereo camcorders that provides a dynamic range of 10 million to one and transfers data at a gigabyte per second.  When a feeble little chick hatches out of the egg and sees the world for the first time, its automatic light meters are already working.    For more on the complexity of the eye, see this description by Dr. Howard Glickman(Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Mytoptrendz® Light brown Oval Crisscross Faux Leather Hair Barrettes : but could be better made of wood and carved

first_img I have used is a few time but i fine it a little bit big to use for a. I have used is a few time but i fine it a little bit big to use for a top poney tail. Perfect for holding hair up and hiding the elastic band. The faux leather piece is flexible, the spike isn’t so be careful about how much hair is held up (and keep spike away from little children). This didn’t last very long it split after a few uses. Very good value for money, looks as if made of leather. Looks nice not suitable for very thick hair. Looks nice but i got very thick hair and it broke third time used. Very good value for money, looks as if made of leather. But could be better made of wood and carved. Just what i wanted, the pin is ok, but could be better made of wood and carved. Exactly what i was looking for. Just like the ones i used to wear in the sixties when my hair was long and dark in a french pleat. Looks nice not suitable for very thick hair. Looks nice but i got very thick hair and it broke third time used. Exactly what i was looking for. Just like the ones i used to wear in the sixties when my hair was long and dark in a french pleat. Perfect for holding hair up and hiding the elastic band. The faux leather piece is flexible, the spike isn’t so be careful about how much hair is held up (and keep spike away from little children). I have used is a few time but i fine it a little bit big to use for a. I have used is a few time but i fine it a little bit big to use for a top poney tail. This didn’t last very long it split after a few uses. But could be better made of wood and carved. Just what i wanted, the pin is ok, but could be better made of wood and carved. Great hair accessory.I have used is a few time but i fine it a little bit big to use for a but could be better made of wood and carvedMytoptrendz® Light brown Oval Crisscross Faux Leather Hair Barrettes with Sticks (Light Brown)Faux Leather Hair Stick Barrette In black, dark brown and Light Brown Choose your colourMaterial : Faux leather, Light weight, matching plastic StickSize for barrette Length: 9.5cm, width : 4.5cm , Gap size :between the holes 6.5cm, Stick : Length :13cmCrisscross pattern and weave stitch edge. faux leather heavy stitch pin thru – Neat faux leather hair pin barrette with crisscross stitch designTo view our accessories collection @ amazon storefront click Mytoptrendz Near the titlelast_img read more

The winter of mud: Consequences of a wet year

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Michelle Arnold, DVM, Ruminant Extension Veterinarian, University of KentuckyRecord rainfall in 2018 has had major impacts on cattle health. Submissions at the UKVDL and telephone conversations with veterinarians and producers confirm cattle are losing body condition and some are dying of malnutrition. The very prolonged cloudy, wet weather with regular bouts of rain has resulted in muddy conditions that require substantially more energy in feeds just to maintain body heat. In addition, the hay quality is exceptionally poor this year as much of it was cut very ripe (late stage of maturity), rained on while curing, and baled with enough moisture to support mold growth. Many cows presented to the laboratory for necropsy (an animal “autopsy”) revealed a total absence of fat and few, if any, other problems. This indicates winter feeding programs on many farms this year are not adequate to support cattle, especially cows in late pregnancy or early lactation, or their newborn calves, even though bitter cold has not been a factor.The body of the animal has several defenses against cold. The first is the hair coat, which grows longer in winter and offers considerable help in conserving heat and repelling cold. Under winter conditions, if an animal’s coat cover is wet and muddy, then energy requirements for maintenance can easily double, particularly if the animal is not protected from the wind. Energy from intake of hay that is adequate for maintenance in normal years is falling far short of the requirement this year. Cold conditions are not too difficult for cattle but when rain and wind are added, heat loss is multiplied several times by the effects of conduction and evaporation. Under these circumstances the “wind chill factor” referred to by the weatherman has real meaning to a cow.If producers are not supplementing cattle with adequate energy AND protein sources, hay of unknown nutritional quality often does not provide sufficient nutrition to meet the animal’s basic requirements. This will result in depletion of body fat stores, followed by breakdown of muscle protein, and finally death due to insufficient nutrition.Typically, near the end of most winters, both veterinary diagnostic laboratories in Kentucky receive older beef cows for necropsy. These cows often are broken-mouthed or toothless due to their advanced age, are heavily pregnant or in peak milk production and in poor body condition (BCS 2-3). However, this winter, “malnutrition” cases include young cows and pre-weaning/weaning age calves, indicating serious nutritional deficiencies in the feedstuffs, especially the hay produced last summer. The producer may first notice a cow getting weak in the rear end. Later she is found down and is unable to stand. Death follows within a day or two after going down. Multiple animals may die within a short period of time.At necropsy, the pathologist finds a thin animal with no body fat stores but the rumen is full of bulky, dry forage material (poor quality hay). Even the small seam of fat normally found on the surface of the heart is gone, indicating the last storage area in the body for fat has been used up. Despite having had access to free choice hay, these cattle have died from starvation. Although hay may look and smell good, unless a producer has had the hay tested for nutritional content, he or she does not know the true feed value of that harvested forage. It is often difficult for producers to bring themselves to the realization that cattle can actually starve to death while consuming all the hay they can eat — especially if crude protein levels are in the 3% to 4% range, and TDN is <40% — as is not uncommon in some late-cut, overmature, rained-on hay. Inadequate crude protein in the hay (below7% to 8%) means there is not enough nitrogen for the rumen microflora (“bugs”) to do their job of breaking down fiber and starch for energy. Digestion slows down and cattle eat less hay because there is no room for more in the rumen. Cattle are expected to eat roughly 2.5% of their body weight in dry matter but this may fall to 1.5% on poor quality hay.Many producers purchase “protein tubs” varying from 16-30% protein to make up for any potential protein deficiencies but fail to address the severe lack of energy in the diet.  In the last 60 days of gestation, an adult cow (1200 pounds eating 2% of her body weight) requires feedstuffs testing at least 54-56% TDN (energy) and 8% to 9% available crude protein while an adult beef cow in the first 60 days of lactation requires 59% to 60% TDN and 9% to 10.5% available crude protein.In addition to malnutrition in adult cattle, inadequate nutrition and weight loss severely affect the developing fetus in a pregnant cow. Maternal nutrition during the last trimester of pregnancy — particularly dietary protein level — has been well documented to play an important role in calf survivability. A weak cow may experience dystocia (a slow, difficult birth) resulting in lack of oxygen to the calf during delivery, leading to dead or weak (“dummy”) calves. Calves born to protein-deficient dams are less able to generate body heat and are slower to stand and nurse compared to calves whose dams received adequate dietary protein during the last 100 days of pregnancy. Colostrum quality and quantity from protein and energy-deficient dams is frequently not adequate for calf survival and performance. One study looking at diets during pregnancy found at weaning, 100% of the calves from the adequate energy dams were alive compared to 71% from the energy deficient dams. The major cause of death loss from birth to weaning was scours, with a death loss of 19% due to this factor.Mineral supplementation this winter is another area of concern, as copper and selenium levels in liver samples analyzed from a large number of cases have been far below acceptable levels. Copper and selenium are vital nutrients for immune system function and the absence of these nutrients is a major factor in development of disease. Selenium deficiencies in adult cows will lead to later reproductive problems of delayed conception, cystic ovaries and retained placentas. Additionally, grass tetany/hypomagnesemia will occur in late February and March in lactating beef cattle consuming only poor quality hay if high magnesium mineral is not made available now.The best advice for producers is to become expert judges of forage quality by testing hay. Testing is simple, inexpensive and results are easy to interpret. Contact your local cooperative extension service if you need assistance to get this accomplished. If cows are losing weight, consider supplemental feed to help them through the rest of winter until grass is growing and is past the “watery” stage. Contact your nutritionist to review your feeding program. Energy and protein are both crucial; protein tubs will not be sufficient in most cases to fulfill energy requirements. Adequate nutrition is not just important today but also down the road. Milk production, the return to estrus and rebreeding, and overall herd immunity are also impacted over the long term. Continue to offer a trace mineral mix high in magnesium in order to prevent hypomagnesemia or “grass tetany” at least through the first of May.Remember actual feed/forage intake and body condition should be monitored throughout the winter and cattle should also have access to a complete mineral supplement and clean drinking water at all times.The 2019 Ohio Beef School webinar on February 5 will focus on addressing many of the issues expressed above as calving and then breeding seasons quickly approach. Find more details regarding Ohio Beef School, including the list of Ohio host sites, below or linked at http://u.osu.edu/beefteam/2019-ohio-beef-school/last_img read more

Avid Pro Tools Tutorial: Keyboard Shortcuts

first_imgZoomer ToolCmd + 1 Select Unused RegionsShift + Cmd + U Track TypeCmd + Left or Right TRACK EDITING This video is provided by ThePureMixTutorials on their YouTube channel. Fit All Tracks to ScreenCtrl + Opt + Cmd + Up Zoom In or OutCmd + [ or ] R or T Full Horizontal Zoom OutOpt + A Duplicate RegionCmd + D Shortcut Keyboards for Pro ToolsFor professionals wanting to take their workflow to the next level, there are keyboards available that have the editing functions and advanced controls printed right on the keys. This is a great way to quickly start integrating these shortcuts into your editing workflow. Pretty soon, they’ll become second nature.What’s the one Pro Tools shortcut you can’t live without?Share in the comments below. Clear Selected RegionsShift + Cmd + B (option to remove all) Horizontal Zoom on SelectionOpt + F MuteShift + M New Tracks DialogShift + Cmd + N SoloShift + S Input MonitoringShift + I (HD) or Opt + K (record enabled) Repeat RegionOpt + R Consolidate RegionsShift + Opt + 3 Duplicate TrackShift + Opt + D Export RegionsShift + Cmd + K Don’t waste you or your client’s time by slaving around on a mouse. Utilize keyboard shortcuts into your workflow to complete your project faster.When editing or presenting your project to a client, the last thing they want to wait around for is an engineer with a slow workflow. Keyboard shortcuts can exponentially cut your editing time down, compared to editing without shortcuts. Never go back to editing the long way again or using a mouse to perform time-intensive edits. Let’s take a look at what this tutorial covers:Keyboard shortcutsWorkflow suggestionsEditing tips Track FormatCmd + Up or Down ZOOM NEW TRACK DIALOG Full Horizontal Zoom OutOpt + A Waveform HeightOpt + Cmd + [ or ] Pro Tools Keyboard ShortcutsHere’s a few of our favorite shortcuts for Pro Tools… RecordShift + R Add FieldCmd + ‘+’ Track HeightCtrl + (Opt) + Up or Downlast_img read more

Serena Williams Wins In Tutu At US Open

Serena Williams twirls after defeating Carina Witthoeft, of Germany, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEW YORK (AP) — It’s all about the tutu for Serena Williams at the U.S. Open.Just days after French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli said her black catsuit with clot-preventing compression tights “will no longer be accepted,” Williams chose a one-armed black tutu-style dress by Off-White’s Virgil Abloh to take on Magda Linette at the Open. She won.Perhaps her sparkly shoes emblazoned with her name and “queen” also helped.On Wednesday night, playing against Carina Witthoeft, Williams was in another tutu dress that’s part of her new collaboration with Nike and Abloh, who is also men’s artistic director for Louis Vuitton. Anna Wintour looked pleased as she watched Williams beat Witthoeft.The Queen Collection is inspired by Williams’ love of dance. She paired the black look with a leather biker jacket. The dresses have sheer panels on one shoulder and long sleeves on the other. Williams tugged hard on the sleeve as her Wednesday match began.The 23-time Grand Slam winner wore compression fishnets with her tutu looks to guard against blood clots, a problem she battled soon after giving birth last September.Retail, prices range from $130 to $900 for various pieces in the new collab. read more