Subscribe Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff The Pasadena Unified School District has failed to treat its teachers with the respect we deserve. We are told that teachers are the most important variable in the quality of the education provided to students. Yet, teachers have been offered a paltry 3% salary increase over the last eight years. We accepted 10 furlough days to help the District weather the recession. We are continually expected to adjust to the ever-shifting educational pendulum and changing superintendents. We spend many hours researching and creating curriculum to meet the shift in standards and to meet the needs of our students. Longfellow teachers do this because we are dedicated to the children and families within our community. We are passionate and experienced. We love what we do.The District needs to understand that we must also care for our own families- our own children or parents. We must pay our rent or mortgage, student loans, car loans, and medical bills. Many of us buy school supplies and snacks for our students. We deserve to be valued and respected by our Administration. A 6% raise would begin to move Pasadena from 43/47 in comparable district salaries. Our highly trained and valuable teaching staff is a resource that needs to be retained. The students of Pasadena/Altadena/Sierra Madre deserve to have great teachers who will continue to work hard every day, love what they do, AND feel they are fairly compensated.Sincerely,Longfellow (Henry W.) Elementary School Teachers HerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Make a comment 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 First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Opinion & Columnists Letter to the Editor: PUSD Failed to Treat its Teachers with the Respect they Deserve – Longfellow Elementary School Published on Monday, April 18, 2016 | 7:41 pm 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The average age of a credit union member worldwide is mid-to-late 40s: In Canada, the median age is 53; in Australia, the United Kingdom and U.S., it’s 47.But with 70 million millennials (born between 1981–1996) and 86 million post-millennials (Gen Z and beyond, born after 1996), it is safe to say that these younger generations will comprise the majority of future credit union memberships in the near future.Unfortunately, 71% of U.S. non-members ages 18-24 are “not at all familiar” or “not very familiar” with credit unions, according to a recent World Council of Credit Unions guide. This demographic will become your base membership in 2042.Millennials were forced to deal with the reality of adulthood during or shortly after the 2008 financial crisis. Both generations grew up with the internet and smartphones. They have diverse opinions on culture, race and politics but common needs when it comes to money and technology.
But when school closed its doors because of the coronavirus, the club knew it couldn’t stop providing. Girl Up has been creating packs filled with personal care items, thanks to donations from the community and the Syracuse-based group, ‘I Support the Girls.’ But two Union-Endicott High School juniors are taking things a step further, providing feminine hygiene products too. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Since schools have been closed around the state, districts have been providing things like learning materials and food to their students. “Even in and outside of school, the need doesn’t diminish. Girls will still need these products every month, they rely on them. So many girls rely on school for access to these products like how so many students rely on schools for access to food,” said Madison. The club is still looking for donations of all feminine hygiene products, as well as deodorant, shampoo, and conditioner. A small act of kindness that is making a big difference for many during this time. “With this bathroom initiative, it allows girls to be in a comfortable environment, and an environment that they feel is judgement-free. And where they’re in control, and they have the option to how they want to use these supplies, when they want to use these supplies. I think that’s important that it’s available to them,” said Alessia. “Girl Up is a club full of passionate advocates who advocate, fundraiser, and plan events to raise awareness about reproductive health, access to education, the environment, and so much more,” said Madison. When school was in session, the club stocked the restrooms at the Middle School and High School with feminine hygiene products. “I mean look at us, we’re 16. We thought one night, we were like, ‘Well we can do this.’ And I think that anybody who is passionate about something can go out there and do something,” said Alessia. With help from Endicott Rotary, the packs are being distributed to families in need in the area. Madison and Alessia Stead are co-presidents of the club, Girl Up at UE. If you are able to make a donation contact Superintendent Nicole Wolfe by email at [email protected]
JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Xcite Wrestling and the Oakdale Mall announced they are teaming up to bring live entertainment to the Southern Tier. Xcite Wrestling says they plan on providing a variety of entertainment that will go into the fall of this year and throughout the summer of next year. The Xcite Wrestling event will occur on Saturday, August 22. Ticket information and safety protocols can be found here. Information for the drive-in movies will be available soon. Xcite Wrestling is working with the New York State Athletic Commission to come up with a safety plan that fulfills the state’s guidelines. They say their safety plan will be provided on their website before patrons attend the events. In a press release, Xcite Wrestling says they have created a venue called The X Drive-In at the Oakdale Mall. They say it will use the east and west Macy’s lots and the furthermost North lot. They say The X Drive-In will open with the state’s first-ever drive-in wrestling event. The wrestling company also says they will show classic movies in the north lot starting in late August. They said the east and west Macy’s lots will be used for professional wrestling, comedy events and concerts.
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Aug 26, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Reports today said three rare palm civets that recently died in captivity in Vietnam were infected with an H5N1 avian influenza virus, adding another species to the list of those susceptible to the pathogen.The three Owston’s palm civets died in June, and tests of samples in a Hong Kong laboratory detected the H5N1 virus, according to Reuters and Agence France-Presse (AFP) reports. The animals died in the same cage in Cuc Phuong National Park, about 55 miles south of Hanoi.Staff members at the park said no other animals or people had fallen ill.In addition to birds and humans, H5N1 viruses have been known to infect pigs, housecats, tigers, and leopards. The virus has killed millions of poultry and at least 57 people in outbreaks in Asia since late 2003.Civets figured in another relatively new infectious disease: SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). Chinese scientists concluded that masked palm civets—a different species from Owston’s—were the main animal source of the SARS virus, which infected about 8,000 people around the world in 2003. Civets are used for food in southern China.The civets that died of avian flu were a female and two offspring, all of which had been born in captivity, reports said. It was not clear how they became infected.Reuters quoted Do Van Lap, a manager at the park, as saying, “How they were infected remains unknown as they were raised together with 20 other civets, their cages close to each other, but the remaining civets are strong.”Lap said initial suspicion fell on park staff members who lived in a village where some chickens had died, but tests did not find the virus. He said the civets were not fed chicken.The story said Cuc Phuong National Park has a wildlife protection project that involves raising peacocks, pheasants, freshwater turtles, and deer in captivity, as well as civets. “All the remaining animals are safe, so we reckon the three civets are isolated cases,” Lap told Reuters.In an Associated Press (AP) report, Scott Robertson, technical adviser for the civet conservation program at the park, commented, “It’s another good example of how dangerous this thing [the H5N1 virus] is.” He said the WHO and Vietnamese health officials were expected to test park employees.Peter Horby, a WHO epidemiologist in Hanoi, said the finding does not signal an increased risk of avian flu in humans, since people have less contact with civets than with poultry, according to the AP. Poultry have been the source of nearly all human cases so far.Owston’s palm civet is an endangered species that is confined to parts of northern Vietnam, northern Laos, and neighboring areas of China, according to a report from Vietnam’s National Center for Scientific Research.Also in Vietnam, a pilot program to vaccinate poultry against avian flu in two provinces is running behind schedule, according to a report today from the Vietnam News Agency. About 72% of targeted birds in the northern province of Nam Dinh have been vaccinated, but only 38% have been vaccinated in Tien Giang province in the south, where flooding has caused problems, the story said.In other developments, officials in Finland reported a possible avian flu outbreak in seagulls, but it was probably not a highly pathogenic strain, according to a Reuters report today.A flu virus was found in sick and dead seagulls in the northern town of Oulou, the report said, but the strain was not identified. Finland shares a border with Russia, where H5N1 avian flu has surfaced in poultry in recent weeks, but not in areas near Finland.See also:CIDRAP Overview: Avian influenza: agricultural and wildlife considerations
COUNCIL BLUFFS – NIACC freshman Eric Swart set the school’s high jump record with a leap of 6 feet, 6 3/4 inches with his third place finish at the Region XI meet on Sunday in Council Bluffs.Swart, who is from Gilbert, broke the old mark of 6-4 3/4 held by Jacob Gapp (2013) and Luke Arrowood (2014).The NIACC men’s 4×100-meter relay team placed third in a time of 42.19 seconds. The Trojans ran Timothi McMaster, Kyle Younker, Kalen Eastman and Brendan Hoy.NIACC placed fifth in the team standings with 37 points. Iowa Central was the team champion with 374 points and Iowa Western was second with 208 points.Also the high jump, NIACC’s Alec Hayes was fourth (6-4).In the 5,000 meters, NIACC’s Gavin Connell was fourth in a time of 16 minutes, 37.11 seconds.In the javelin, NIACC’s Jacob Henjum was fifth with a toss of 35.46 meters. — high school soccer TuesdayMason City High girls 2, Marshalltown 1Marshalltown 2, Mason City boys 0 DES MOINES — Drake softball coach Rich Calvert says even if the Bulldogs don’t win the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament they will be headed to an NCAA regional. The Bulldogs closed the regular season with a 40-14 record and are currently 23rd in the latest college softball RPI and much of the reason is a tough early season schedule that included games against 12 ranked foes.Calvert says the tough early slate also is one of the reasons Drake posted a 24-2 Valley regular season record.Calvert says the RPI ranking makes the Bulldogs a lock for the tournament.Calvert says the selection committee usually follows the RPI rankings.As the top seed in the field the Bulldogs have a bye into Friday morning’s semifinals in Peoria. Northern Iowa is the third seed in the field. The Panthers open in the quarterfinal round on Thursday night. AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has signed prep basketball star Caleb Grill to a letter of intent. The 6-foot-3 guard out of Maize, Kansas, will be the fourth high school player in this year’s recruiting class for the Cyclones. Maize originally signed with South Dakota State and he considered Kansas State and UNLV. TORONTO (AP) — José Berríos allowed four hits in seven innings, Mitch Garver homered and the Minnesota Twins shut out the Toronto Blue Jays for the second straight night, 3-0. Berríos won a career-best fifth consecutive start as the AL Central-leading Twins won for the eighth time in 11 games and moved a season-high 10 games over .500. Trevor Hildenberger and Trevor May worked the eighth, and Taylor Rogers pitched the ninth to complete the six-hitter and earn his fourth save. COUNCIL BLUFFS – The NIACC women’s track and field team placed fourth with 77 points the Region XI championships on Saturday and Sunday in Council Bluffs.Iowa Western was the women’s team champion with 249.66 points and Iowa Central was second with 180 points.NIACC won the 4×800-meter relay in a time of 10 minutes, 2.75 seconds. The Lady Trojans ran Cecelia Hemsworth, Ally Trager, Emma Davison and Ivy Rollene.The Lady Trojans also crowned a regional champion in freshman Kasey Parish with a toss of 37.16 meters. NIACC’s Caitlin Serle was second in the javelin (31.31 meters) and Lexi Jones was fourth (28.31 meters).Also for the NIACC women, Davison was third in the 1,500 in a time of 5:01.90.In the 400 hurdles, Trager was third in a time of 1:10.57 and Jilian Heitland was fourth in 1:21.13.In the discus, NIACC’s Dasiah Tatum was fourth (34.97 meters). CEDAR RAPIDS — The pairings have been set for the Region XI-B softball tournament this weekend in Cedar Rapids. The third-seed NIACC will face sixth-seed Iowa Lakes on Friday afternoon in the opening round of the double-elimination tournament, with second-seed Kirkwood facing seventh-seed Ellsworth. 20th-ranked NIACC won all four regular season games against Iowa Lakes this season, winning 9-5 and 15-9 on March 31st in Estherville, and 13-3 and 9-1 on April 14th in Mason City. The winner of the NJCAA Region XI-B tournament advances to district play and will face the Region XIII winner in a three-game series at Dawson Community College in Glendive, Montana on May 15-16.
Tags: Brabazon Trophy qualifers, Hindhead, Lindrick Over 60 players came through regional qualifiers today to clinch their places in the field for the prestigious Brabazon Trophy.Warwickshire’s Liam Phipps (pictured) and George Leversuch of Essex led the way at the southern event, both scoring four-under 66 at Hindhead Golf Club in Surrey.At the northern event at Lindrick in Yorkshire, Charlie Daughtrey – from the host county – and Scotland’s Blair Morton shared the honours on two-under 68.They lead the 33 qualifiers from each course who will join the exempt players for the championship at Alwoodley Golf Club, Yorkshire, from 30 May to 2 June.It’s England Golf’s flagship tournament for men, attracting an international amateur field and two past winners have gone on to win Majors.Phipps, who works at The Belfry, also qualified for last year’s Brabazon and had the top individual score at the 2018 English Champion Club tournament. The 23-year-old from Olton commented: “It’s a goal to try to get a little bit better every year. I’ve played the county stuff and done well in that and now the plan is to try to play well in national events this year.”Leversuch, from Wanstead, matched his score with a round which started with four birdies in the first six holes. He had three more on the back nine, including one on the last.In the north, Daughtrey (Rotherham) came in late in the day with a very tidy card of three birdies and a bogey. “I’ve had a tough couple of years swing-wise, but I’ve worked really hard over the winter and it all seems to be coming together,” said the 18-year-old.“I played really solid today round a tough course. It was stress free, which is nice, fairways and greens.”Daughtrey, who has twice helped Yorkshire win the English Boys’ County Finals, will be playing in the Brabazon for the first time.So, too, will Blair Morton, from Royal Troon. He reaped the benefit today of great preparation, having arrived on Friday, in time to play the Lindrick Open over the weekend. His scores then included a 67 and he came second. “Today is probably the fifth or sixth time I have played the course and it definitely helped,” said the 22-year-old.Behind them were three players on 69: Ben Goodison (Coventry), James Cass (Fulford) and Sam Turner (Royal Lytham & St Annes).Click here for the northern scores from LindrickClick here for the southern scores from HindheadImage copyright Leaderboard Photography 14 May 2019 Qualifiers claim their Brabazon places
MIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Arts Center (MAC) will host the family-friendly Zany Zombie Bash, suitable for all ages from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the arts center, 36 Church St.Attendees will enjoy Halloween crafts, face painting and glow-in-the-dark drawing fun with arts center instructor Laurie Ruggeri and friends. The event will also feature a costume parade, a Monster Mash dance freeze and a pre-event concert performance by Miss Sherri, award-winning children’s singer and songwriter.Prior to the Zany Zombie Bash, Miss Sherri will host a Dress Up Fun concert in the theater from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Attendees can join Miss Sherri, Dancing Deena, Go Go Green and International kids music sensation Mr. Ray for a live concert filming where children of all ages are invited to dance and sing in their costumes. Mr. Ray has performed with Bruce Springsteen, Meat Loaf and many other celebrity rockers, but he has always said his toughest critics are the kids. The concert is $5 for kids and adults, children under 1 are free.The cost to attend the Zany Zombie Bash is $5 per person, $20 per family. Attend both the Miss Sherri Concert and Zombie Bash and pay a discounted rate of $8 per child or adult. Post a picture and instructions for your very own creative DIY Halloween Arts and Craft on the Middletown Arts Center’s Facebook page wall by Oct. 15 and receive a special gift from the Zombie Bash’s Cauldron of Goodies.For more information, visit www.middletownarts. or call 732-706-4100.“With so much Zombie action happening across Monmouth County this October, all of us at the Middletown Arts Center (MAC) are thrilled to offer families a less scary option that celebrates the spooky season, but remains kid-friendly,” said Maggie O’Brien, executive director, Middletown Arts Center. “Join us for this fun-filled fundraiser fit for ghouls, ghosts and princesses of all ages.”
SEA BRIGHT – Today’s inclement weather has meant the Driftwood beach and cabana club is modifying its plans for what had been scheduled to be a daylong celebration, culminating with fireworks.The club, 1485 Ocean Ave., is still planning its Monday night fireworks display – billed as the largest in the Garden State for the days surrounding the July 4th holiday.The club has rescheduled today’s daytime events, including a clambake and concert featuring Brian Kirk and the Jirks, for tomorrow, and will honor tickets already purchased for the event, Irvine said.Driftwood and its owners, the Stavola family, are spearheading the benefit to raise money for two local rebuilding funds, Sea Bright Rising and the Permit Relief Fund, created specifically to assist residents who are rebuilding their homes and businesses after the destruction caused by Super Storm Sandy.The event is called Rebuild Sea Bright.The Stavola family, which has operated Driftwood Cabana Club since 1956, is donating the cost of the fireworks. In addition, the Stavolas are hosting a one-night-only special menu dinner at Ama on the night of the fireworks.The daytime events at Driftwood, which will be held tomorrow, will include a Beach Bash Clambake with live music starting at noon.Ticket holders will be provided full use of the club, pool and beach with lifeguards on duty, a clambake, children’s menu and two complimentary beverages from the Tiki Bar. The live music headliner will be local favorites Brian Kirk and The Jirks, who will play from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.The purchase of tickets and additional information are available by visiting www.sea brightrising.org, calling 908-400-3617 or emailing to [email protected]