Pasadena Education Network Announces Board of Directors

first_img 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| REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Giving Back Pasadena Education Network Announces Board of Directors From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 14, 2014 | 8:55 pm Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  The Pasadena Education Network (PEN) has named Altadena resident Larry O’Brien as the new Chair of their Board of Directors. O’Brien succeeds Dr. Christopher Brandow, who had been Chair of the nonprofit organization since 2010 and was previously the group’s first Executive Director.O’Brien will lead the nonprofit organization that represents more than 1,000 parents who send their children to Pasadena Unified School District schools and support the school district. PEN provides programs and services to help parents transition to kindergarten and middle school, and engage more effectively with their public schools as well as representing a collective voice of parents with the Pasadena Unified School District.Joining O’Brien as Board Members are: Immediate Past President Brandow; Treasurer Lisa Swan; Secretary Nury Arrivillaga; Amelia Chapman; Elizabeth Sanchez Jackson; Russ Meek; Emily Wood Mencken; Jerri Price-Gaines; Karen Tamis; and Kimberly Velazco.O’Brien and his wife Christine were one of PEN’s founding families. They have a daughter at Pasadena Unified School District’s Blair International Baccalaureate Magnet, and two younger children who attend Willard Elementary School’s International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme. O’Brien is the School Site Chairperson and co-chair of the Annual Fund Committee at Willard. He is a co-owner of Risk Solutions & Investigations, Inc., a corporate investigations firm in downtown Los Angeles.PEN is an independent grass-roots nonprofit organization that promotes family participation in public education to benefit all students in Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre. Annually, PEN provides programs and services to more than 3,500 parents.For more information about PEN, upcoming parent programs and school tours, visit Make a commentcenter_img Business News More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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 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. Community News Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Russian Ventilator “Literally Explodes” Killing Five COVID-19 Patients

first_imgAn overtaxed ventilator exploded and caught fire at a St Petersburg hospital killing five coronavirus patients in an intensive care unit, according to Russian officials.The blaze was apparently started by a short-circuit in the ventilator and was quickly put out by first responders. One hundred fifty people were evacuated from the hospital and an unknown number of people have been injured,the country’s emergency ministry said.All the patients who died at St George Hospital had been on ventilators.“The ventilators are working to their limits. Preliminary indications are that it was overloaded and caught fire, and that was the cause,” a source at St Petersburg emergencies department told the Interfax news agency.It quotes doctors as saying a short-circuit caused a ventilator “literally to explode” because of the oxygen concentration, and the ward filled with smoke, which suffocated the patients.There have been regular reports of a shortage of ventilators in Russia, verified by President Vladimir Putin himself last month, the BBC’s Sarah Rainsford reports.Although production has increased, many old ventilators, made in the 1990’s, are still in use outside of a Moscow.State investigators have opened a case to determine whether there was criminal negligence – either in the ventilator design and manufacture or in the hospital’s fire precautions.The emergency services dispatched 105 firefighters and 55 vehicles to the hospital, officials said.Russia now has the second-highest number of confirmed infections worldwide after the United States. On Tuesday, it reported another 10,899 infections in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to more than 232,000.The capital, Moscow, is the worst-affected area and has reported more than 5,000 new cases in the past 24 hours.There are reports that some Russian-made ventilators are in use in the United States but they have been inspected for safety.last_img read more

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: The exploitation of Black athletes – Part III

first_imgEverett Glenn with Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Leslie FrazierAn Action Plan for Success(LAST OF A 3-PART SERIES: As a sports agent, Attorney Everett Glenn has negotiated contracts for some of the biggest names in sports, including NFL Hall of Famers Jerry Rice, Richard Dent and Reggie White as well as 11 first round draft picks. He has also had a front-row seat observing how Black athletes and the Black community are exploited, enriching others while leaving the community and, ultimately, the athletes themselves destitute. Sports are a $500 billion per year industry, but few of those dollars return to the African-American community. According to Sports Illustrated, by the time former NFL players have been retired for two years, nearly 80 percent of them “have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce.” Within five years of retirement, approximately 60 percent of former NBA players are broke. After more than three decades of looking at this tragedy on the collegiate and professional level, Attorney Glenn pulls back the cover on these practices in a 3-part series for the NNPA News Service and, more importantly, outlines what can be done to halt the wholesale exploitation and initiate economic reciprocity.)WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A description of Rice University’s stand-alone major in sports management describes the enormity of the sports business:  “Experts conservatively estimate the sport industry at $500 billion a year making it one of the top 10 industries in the nation.”Touting its sports management program, George Washington University in the District of Columbia observes: “No single aspect of our culture receives as much media attention nor has the power to bring people together as sport.”It is clear from above that universities are following the money in hopes of their students getting a larger slice of it and, along the way, praying that alumni will not forget their alma mater when they write checks to charity.However, as we’ve seen in Part I and Part II of this series, Black athletes are primarily fueling this money-machine at the collegiate and professional levels yet African-Americans are excluded from everything from getting in on construction contracts, agent representation, media advertising and accounting to financial planning.This must change.In its TV commercials, the NCAA accurately states that most college athletes will turn pro in a field other than athletics.I hereby submit Community Action Plan #1:Petition the NCAA to finance a study to determine what happens to the 99 percent of Black student-athletes in college basketball and football who do not go pro.Some who do turn pro are ill-equipped for life.One of the saddest spectacles I have ever witnessed was former All-Pro defensive end Dexter Manley of the Washington Redskins testifying before Congress in 1989 that he could not read, write or spell. He was failed at every point in his life – from high school and university coaches who allowed him to play football without mastering basic academic skills to the NFL that allowed him to continue on his dead-in path to nowhere.That’s one of the reasons we at the National Sports Authority established our Business of Sport Success program (BOSS). Essentially, we use sports as a vehicle to motivate middle and high school students to complete high school and go on to college by exposing the students to the business side of athletics.To get our young Black males pointed in the right direction, we hereby submit Community Action Plan #2:As part of the BOSS initiative, convene a national conference, to be jointly sponsored by such organizations as 100 Black Men and male Greek organizations for the fall of 2014 to address Black male issues, including Black male student-athletes.As was pointed out in Part I of this series, Black athletes represent 52.9 percent of Ohio State University’s basketball and football rosters and dominate among its star players, fueling a nearly $130 million athletic department budget on a campus where Black males represent only 2.7 percent of the student body. The disparity between the graduation rate for OSU’s Black football players, at 38 percent, and all student-athletes, at 71 percent, represent the highest disparity in the Big-10.Community Action Plan #3:Petition the NCAA and each of the six major conferences (ACC, Big East, Big-10, Big-12, Pacific-12 and SEC) to impose sanctions on their members, including the loss of scholarships and/or a ban on bowl appearances, if the graduation rate of Black student-athletes in basketball and football is not within 20 percent of the graduation rate of all student athletes in their respective institutions, commencing in 2016 when the NCAA’s new eligibility standards for prospective student-athletes go into effect.In Part II, we cited examples from the long list of professional athletes who earn millions of dollars yet, in the case of Allen Iverson, for example, he had reached to point where he said he could not afford to buy a cheeseburger.Again, this is where family and friends – true friends, not vultures looking for a soft landing spot – can assist.It was inspiring to see that Philadelphia 76ers rookie Michael Carter-Williams, who is being managed by his mother and her best friend, is placing his entire salary in a trust fund that he cannot touch for three years. Instead of dipping into his salary of $4.5 million over his first two season – with the possibility of earning $10 million if the 76ers pick up the final season of his two-year deal – Carter-Williams is living off of the money he is making from endorsement deals with Nike and Panini trading cards. Other pro athletes should follow his example.Of course, athletes need stadiums and arenas in which to play. And, like everything else related to the business side of sports, Blacks are Missing in Action.Our taxes are used to help finance new or modernized sports facilities, but we do not get a return on our investment.Approximately two-thirds of the $21.7 billion spent on the 95 stadiums and arenas built between 1990 and 2000 were heavily subsidized or entirely financed by tax revenues. The carnival of construction taking place today is proceeding without an effective strategy to ensure meaningful participation by Black construction professionals. The National Sports Authority (the “Authority”), of which I am president, was established in last year, in large measure, to reverse this trend.The entire Black community will benefit if we can redirect just 10 percent of the sports industry spend on goods and services.  Such a shift will create new and exciting opportunities for Black accountants, construction professionals, consultants, financial and real estate professionals in the sports industry.It will also have the trickle down effect of increasing discretionary income available to Black professionals and businesses to support institutions and organizations in our community, from the NAACP, the National Urban League, the National Action Network and the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition to Black churches that have been the backbone of our community.We know from first-hand experience this can work.The National Sports Authority was able to secure more than $25 million in contracts for people of color on the Levi’s Stadium project, the new home of the San Francisco 49ers, even though the project was already 60 percent complete and contracts for more than 80 percent of the work had been awarded.On the heels of that experience, our organization has initiated conversations with the principals on the new $500 million Sacramento Kings arena and the $1 billion-plus Atlanta Braves stadium/entertainment center project, with a view towards creating even more opportunities by being engaged from the very start of those and other projects.Our effort was supported by more than 12 million Blacks who are members of the California Black Chamber, the National Association of Minority Contractors, the Empowerment Experiment, the Fritz Pollard Alliance, the NAACP, National Action Network, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, the National Baptist Convention, the National Urban League and the U.S. Black Chamber, Inc., as well as the San Francisco and Oakland African-American chambers.Of course, the problem extends beyond sports.A Nielsen report, produced in cooperation with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) titled, “Resilient, Receptive and Relevant: The African-American Consumer 2013 Report,” disclosed that although annual Black spending is projected to rise from its current $1 trillion to $1.3 trillion in 2017, advertisers allot only 3 percent of their $2.2 billion yearly budget to media that target Black audiences.To address this and related problems, we offer Community Action Plan #4:Convene a national conference in July of 2014 jointly sponsored by major civil rights organizations and the U.S. Black Chamber to develop strategies for holding colleges, professional leagues and major corporations accountable for the lack of economic reciprocity in their goods and services they purchase.As Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, senior vice-president, public affairs and government relations for Nielsen, said, “Until we do a better job as consumers in the choices we make and invest in companies that invest in us, we are not going to have any changes.”We hope you’ll join our nationwide effort at the National Sports Authority to empower our community by letting everyone know that sports in more than a game – it’s a business.Everett Glenn of the National Sports Authority can be reached at 562.619.8460 or [email protected]last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson U17 Selects

first_imgThe Nelson Selects booked a trip to Prince George for the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup by stopping Cranbrook 5-3 during the U17 Boy’s Kootenay Playdowns Sunday in Creston.Staff at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours.The club includes, back row, L-R, Michael Viala, Shota Ida, Dunavan Morris-Janzen, Ryan Lewis, Andrew Tranfo, Johnny Johnson, Nolan Percival, Nolan DeRosa and Jacob Lunn. Front: Walker Dempster, Cole Sutherland, Dylan Whiffen, Lucas Burrows, Ethan Perkins and Arden Gross-WoodskeMissing, Thiabaud Engelbrecht and Justin Willness. Coach is Davis Stupich, with had behind back row.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (July 9, 2016)–With a mandatory payout looming large on the pari-mutuel horizon, there is a Pick Six carryover into Sunday at Santa Anita of $75,126. As Sunday is also closing day of the current 40-day Spring Meet, it is expected the total Pick Six pool will exceed $500,000.With a nine-race card on tap, Sunday’s Pick Six will be comprised of races four through nine. Approximate post time for race four is at 3 p.m. PDT.With a number of upsets on Saturday’s nine-race program, there was just one consolation Pick Six ticket with five winners and it paid $32,197.First post time on Sunday is at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.last_img read more

Cargo Movers advance to Final 4

first_imgMOST READ Defending champion F2 Logistics used a balanced attack to prevail against Smart and make the semifinals of the Chooks To Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Gen. Trias Sports Center in Cavite on Saturday.Imports Maria Jose Perez and Kennedy Bryan joined forces with team captain Cha Cruz-Behag as the Cargo Movers swept the Giga Hitters, 25-18, 25-18, 27-25.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Record 62 international players to feature in 2018 NBA Playoffs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMCcenter_img Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments F2 didn’t find the need to use twice-to-beat shield against Smart, which ended its maiden campaign without a win despite the presence of Cuban star Gyselle Silva.F2 will next face either Foton or Sta. Lucia. —MARC REYESFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

Thursday’s QPR quiz

first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these five QPR-related questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-102] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

South Africa pours funds into drought relief

first_img16 July 2015The Department of Water and Sanitation has invested R352-million in assisting KwaZulu-Natal to respond to the immediate challenges of water scarcity.Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Makonyane, who is visiting affected areas in the province, said the provincial government declared in December 2014 that it was in a crisis. “The current drought has been identified as being the worst since 1992,” she said yesterday.Out of 14 water services authorities in the province, four were adversely affected. These covered the Lower South Coast, Illembe District Municipality, Richards Bay and Umkhanyakude District Municipality. “Previously, the eThekwini and Amajuba municipal areas were not included in areas under water pressures, but a recent assessment has since dictated that drought alerts and relief efforts be directed to these two areas as well,” said Makonyane.Conserving water“We are encouraged that our people have taken seriously the call to conserve what we have and to use the available water resources sparingly. Water is a scarce resource with no substitute and we must change our water use patterns if we are to preserve this resource and ensure supply meets demand,” she said.“We have witnessed a significant decline in the pace of water outflows from our dams since the water rationing commenced.”The drought in KwaZulu-Natal was due to low rainfall patterns and issues of climate change, among other things. “We have invested R352-million to assist the province’s response to the immediate challenges of water scarcity.“These resources have been used to ensure boreholes are drilled, water is ferried to communities in need and innovative solutions are implemented to promote the efficient use of water in households.“We are pleased to share that the Lower Tugela Water Scheme will be operational by June 2016 to supply the North Coast with water and ease current pressures,” she said.As part of the mid-term solutions, the Hazelmere Dam wall would be raised to increase its storage capacity.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

Allsorts® Headband Aliceband Hat Fascinator Wedding Ladies Day Race Royal Ascot : Five Stars

first_img Posted on June 2, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories HeadbandsTags Allsorts® I really liked this but think i have lost it after a day at the races. Comfortable to wear and nice shape. It’s smaller than picture suggests was hoping for a bit more detail. Will do for day out at races. Black Headband Aliceband Hat Fascinator Wedding Ladies Day Race Royal AscotPerfect for all occasions including weddings, royal ascot etcComes on a thin narrow aliceband Compared to other more expensive fascinators this is lovely. Really comfy to wear, all day, really impressed, so much so that i have purchased another one in a different colour. I is packed flat, but all you need to do is tease the bow out a bit, really liked it. Loved it – came just in time (as i ordered too late) so thanks for your speedy delivery. Looked fabulous on for such a cheap price gave a nice expensive finish to my outfit. Just perfect , good quality and well made , prompt delivery. Black Headband Aliceband Hat Fascinator Wedding Ladies Day Race Royal Ascot : Bought this as emergency as previous design ordered very poor. This was amazing it stayed on all day and kept its shape. It is noticeable but not to over the top. Quick delivery, excellent price, looked really nice would highly recommend. Very very happy with this fascinator beautiful shape and not too large. Great value for money absolutely delighted. This is a great fascinator but not as big as i thought in the picture. Still great value for money. Arrived quickly and in a flat box so you need to bed it a bit into place. It looked good i felt great. Wore it for my sisters graduation and got a few envy looks. Wears well with hair up or down. Wonderful product, looks more expensive, couldn’t tell the difference between higher priced versions, looks fab on. This looks way better in person. I ordered 7 different options from amazon and this is the one i went with. I’d say it’s smaller in person but still makes a statement. Good quality great price i hot it for my daughter for my grandsons wedding perfect with her outfit. I bought this as a gift for my friend and she is very pleased with it,good value for money. Very happy, great quality for such a good price. Fantastic bargain, wore it to ascot as didn’t want to spend tonnes on something i’d wear once. Perfect looking forward to wearing it at a future wedding. Arrived quickly and very good quality. Light as a feather ,stayed in place all day. Looks expensive i would recommend this item. Very reasonably priced, comfortable and secure to wear. It has to be manipulated into the shape required as it comes flat packed. I sewed strips of sequins along some of the edges to brighten it up and was pleased with the result. I received many complements at my son’s evening wedding party. Arrived quickly and quite surprisingly in a flattish box so when you get it out of the box you have to push up the bows to make them stand up but this was easy to do. It is on an alice band which was very comfortable. Wore it for a wedding which complimented my dress. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-06-02 10:47:06Reviewed Item Black Headband Aliceband Hat Fascinator Wedding Ladies Day Race Royal AscotRating 4.1 / 5  stars, based on  35  reviewslast_img read more