Marshall Fundamental School Named a 2015 California Gold Ribbon School

first_imgEducation Marshall Fundamental School Named a 2015 California Gold Ribbon School Honoring outstanding, innovative schools throughout California From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | 4:47 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced Pasadena Unified’s Marshall Fundamental School was among 193 middle schools and 180 high schools honored under the state’s new Gold Ribbon Schools Awards Program.“These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching,” Torlakson said. “They provide great examples of the things educators are doing right—embracing rigorous academic standards, providing excellence and creativity in teaching, and creating a positive school climate.”The California Gold Ribbon Schools Award was created to honor schools in place of the California Distinguished Schools Program, which is on hiatus while California creates new assessment and accountability systems.Schools applied for the award based on a model program their school has adopted that includes standards-based activities, projects, strategies, and practices that can be replicated by other local educational agencies. The new award is recognizing middle and high schools this year and elementary schools in 2016.The Gold Ribbon awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. These include, the California Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, California English Language Development Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards.In addition to being chosen as Gold Ribbon Schools, 38 schools were given an additional honor of being selected as having an Exemplary Program in Arts Education, Career Technical Education, or Physical Activity and Nutrition. Schools had to apply separately for these honors, which will be denoted on the list below by a symbol that corresponds to their program. The awards, introduced in 2013, reflect Torlakson’s goals outlined in his A Blueprint for Great Schools report, which provides direction for California’s education system.Additionally, Gold Ribbon awardees that are also Title I schools were recognized as Academic Achieving Schools and are identified as such on the list. This additional recognition is given only to schools receiving federal Title I funds that assist in meeting the educational needs of students living at or below the poverty line.The Gold Ribbon schools as well as the Exemplary Program recipients, Title I Academic Achieving Schools, 2015 Green Ribbon Schools, 2015 Civic Learning Award Schools, and the National Blue Ribbon Honorees from 2014 will be recognized later this month during regional ceremonies held in Sacramento, San Diego, Visalia, and San Francisco.Please visit the California Gold Ribbon Schools Program on the California Department of Education’s Web site at .Marshall Fundamental Secondary School, 990 N. Allen Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 396-5810 or visit CDE California School Recognition Program is presented by San Mateo-based California Casualty. Community News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Is What Happens To Your Face After DermaplaningHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

O’Gorman demands money for mental health

first_img Previous articleGoogle Street View car spotted around LimerickNext articleRiverside picnic and concert for Africa Day admin Advertisement Facebook NewsLocal NewsO’Gorman demands money for mental healthBy admin – May 12, 2009 748 Email Printcenter_img Facilities at Mid Western Regional Hospital unsuitable for minorsTHE economic crisis  should not mean mental health services in Ireland remain underfunded and unequal, says Colm O’Gorman, director of Amnesty International Irish section, critical of the poor state of facilities in Unit 5B in the Mid Western Regional Hospital.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He points out that in its annual report for 2008 the Inspector for Mental Health Services found that despite having beds for children, the Acute Psychiatric Unit  at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital was unsuitable for the admission of minors. The report, he adds, also called for admissions to St Joseph’s to cease and a full closure plan to be implemented.Said O’Gorman. “We are now three years into the implementation of the government’s mental health policy A Vision for Change and we still do not have an adequate implementation plan. “When it was launched many campaigners welcomed the policy because it promised an overhaul in how services are provided to enable the move from institutional care to care in the community. “At that time, Minister Harney announced an additional €25 million in funding and assured that further investment would continue. “It also recognised the crucial importance of having service users centrally involved in planning and decision-making. “But three years into the policy progress is painfully slow while funds under A Vision for Change have simply not materialised”. O’Gorman told the Post that in the 2006 and 2007 Budgets the mental health sector was allocated approximately €25 million to develop this policy but the whereabouts of much of it remains a mystery. Millions were diverted into spending gaps in other areas of the HSE. “In Budget 2008, there was no allocation at all and this year again mental health service users have not received the required additional funding.“The right to adequate and appropriate mental health services is a fundamental human right. It is enshrined in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which Ireland ratified in 1990. But this right is far from a reality for the majority of people seeking services today”.As far back as 1982, he recalled,  the Government promised to deliver four secure units for people who might be at risk of harming others. In 2006, the promise was for five units. In 2008, there are still no units.“Because of a lack of facilities children are still being placed in adult psychiatric facilities. Figures from the Mental Health Commission show that almost 200 children were admitted to adult centres from January to October 2008.“Specialist mental health services, such as for people with eating disorders or brain injuries, are largely unavailable outside of Dublin.“It might be argued that we cannot afford to spend money on mental health. Amnesty International would respond that at a time of economic crisis when demand on mental health services in increasing, investment in mental health services is even more urgent.“Last September, the Mental Health Commission report, The Economics of Mental Health Care in Ireland, estimated the direct annual cost of poor mental health in Ireland at a staggering €3 billion, or 2% of GNP. In this economic climate, surely we should be increasing, not decreasing, investment in mental health services”. Twitter Linkedin WhatsApplast_img read more


first_img Maisha Morris will perform the last of a two part performance from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd. Morris, minister of movement, is an Odessa native, who has performed and has taught with Contra-Tiempo a Los Angeles based dance company and showcased her signature style of movements both in and out of the U.S. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 550-9696 ext. 211 or [email protected] By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Local News TAGS  center_img Pinterest Previous article050419_Cinco_de_Mayo_jf_05Next articleJose Navarrette Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebook Pinterest Performancelast_img read more

ZVN Properties Announces New Executive Leadership

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News January 25, 2018 3,029 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Nathan Vannatter, VP of Business Development, ZVN PropertiesStacey Baumann, VP Hazard Claims, ZVN PropertiesZVN Properties Inc, a national mortgage field services provider based in Canal Fulton, Ohio, recently announced the newest additions to the company’s executive leadership team with the acquisition of two industry veterans, Stacey Baumann, VP Hazard Claims, and Nathan Vannatter, VP of Business Development. With over three decades of combined industry experience, Baumann and Vannatter will excel the ZVN Properties team to continue future growth.“Any time you can add to your team with leaders of this caliber of talent and industry experience, it puts you in a great position to continue to be poised for future growth and a work product that exceeds client expectations,” said Bryan Lysikowski, Co-Founder and CEO of ZVN Properties.In Baumann’s role, she is responsible for executive oversight of the Hazard Claims Team, in which her focus will be client satisfaction while managing the operations team to exceed the goals and expectations of ZVN’s clients. Prior to joining ZVN Properties, Baumann built and developed business strategy and process improvements within the mortgage default industry. With over 20 years’ experience in which she has managed hazard claims, client operations, vendors, critical client accounts, high-risk assets, and property preservation accounts—she is a proven industry veteran and a welcomed addition to the ZVN team.Vannatter has spent the last 14 years in the real estate industry including managing multi-state residential sites with the last six years focusing on property preservation, new construction, renovations, and maintenance on residential, multifamily, and commercial assets throughout the country to enhance the value of investor’s portfolios. He began his career shortly after earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA, both from Ball State University. Having worked in the industry as a Chief Business Development Officer and CEO, Vannatter brings a wealth of knowledge and ideas to ZVN. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / ZVN Properties Announces New Executive Leadership Share Save Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected]om. About Author: Nicole Casperson ZVN Properties Announces New Executive Leadership Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: HOUSING mortgage Movers and Shakers ZVN Properties Previous: Chicago Tops List of Most Affordable Rental Markets Next: An Upbeat Economy with a Downbeat Side Effect Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe HOUSING mortgage Movers and Shakers ZVN Properties 2018-01-25 Nicole Casperson The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

Potter a highlight of Spring Plantin’

first_imgContributed PhotoEric Miller is a descendant of French potter Francis LaCoste who made potter in the Mobile Bay area more than 180 years ago. His family operates Miller’s Pottery and will be a part of the Pioneer Museum of Alabama’s Spring Plantin’ this weekend. Griffin named new defensive coordinator at Pike Liberal Arts The Pike Liberal Arts Patriots announced that defensive coach Cornelius Griffin has been named the new defensive coordinator for the… read more Miller’s Pottery attracts folk art collectors from across the country as well as its long-standing market of local residents and regional hardware stores.“Miller’s Pottery is located at Brent in Bibby County and prides itself in its six generations of master craftsmen,” Tatom said.Eric Miller, Steve Miller and Allen Ham are direct descendants of French potter Francis LaCoste who made pottery on the shores of Mobile Bay 180 years ago. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Eric Miller is also of Native American descent so he, laughingly, said his pottery heritage possibly goes back even longer.“Our pottery is made from clay dug from the same spot in Perry County for more than 150 years and it’s prepared at our workshop using antique equipment,” Miller said. “Back in the days of the colonies, people had to make everything. My family made pots and we’re still making pots today. Miller’s Pottery is featured in eight books, on documentaries and in the Smithsonian. We were in Washington, D.C., in 1996 to ‘turn’ for the Fourth of July. And, we saw them send up $10 million worth of fireworks.”Tatom said Miller’s Pottery has been handmade in Alabama since 1865 and Spring Plantin’ is an opportunity for people in the Pike County area to purchase the pottery from those who hands have made it.“The Millers are known for their glazed stoneware, utilitarian items and works of art,” Tatom said. “Spring Plantin’ is a unique opportunity to see the Millers at work and we are fortunate to have them at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama.” By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Print Article Sponsored Content You Might Like Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Email the author Published 8:07 am Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Spring Plantin’ at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama always has something old and something new but this year, the something new is something old.Miller’s Pottery, one of the few remaining traditional potteries in the United States, will be featured at Spring Plantin’ at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama on Friday and Saturday.Barbara Tatom, museum director, said she is excited and honored to have Miller’s Pottery participating in the museum’s annual spring event. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Skip Potter a highlight of Spring Plantin’ Spring Plantin’ will be from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Friday and Saturday.Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors ages 60 and over and military and $6 for students. Children ages 5 and under and museum members are admitted free.Memberships to the Pioneer Museum of Alabama are available, $25 for individuals and $60 for extended families. Memberships are active for one year from the date of acceptance. Those purchased Saturday or before include Spring Plantin’, Thunder on the Three Notch reenactment, Pioneer Days and Ole Time Christmas and other museum sponsored events.last_img read more


first_imgThis week’s guruWorkplace jungle brings out wild sideGuru has come across a few bird-brained approaches to training so was notsurprised when he heard about the latest offering from BBC Worldwide Learning –a series of videos entitled Corporate Animals. However, having seen the series, which uses examples of behaviour from theanimal kingdom as a metaphor to illustrate how humans can be successful in theworkplace, Guru was impressed by the uncanny accuracy of parallels it drawsbetween the natural world and office. Apparently the Lion is the strategist who is ahead of the game, armed withthe latest information, he knows when to strike the market hard. The Bee is a teamworker who understands that to be successful you need tocommunicate effectively, trust your colleagues and support the team throughgood and bad times. In contrast, the Squirrel is a problem-solver who can adaptto any unfamiliar task and is flexible when faced with new challenges, whilethe bird is a sales person who always knows how to attract a mate or a buyer. Guru has had loads of fun categorising his colleagues but he hasn’t beenable to pigeonhole himself so accurately. Can readers suggest a creature thatsums up the creative, vibrant, charismatic and slightly dangerous animal thatis Guru? Best suggestions secure a fabulous Guru mousemat. E-mail [email protected] off on all cylindersGuru would like to defend Personnel Today over the use of a photo of nurseson bikes on page 3 in our 12 November issue. Reader Paul Holland wrote inaccusing the magazine of portraying stereotypical images of nurses, whileimplying our coverage of the firefighters’ strike would not be so even-handed. Guru would like to point out that the nurse picture was a nice lively imagedesigned to lighten a page which also covered some fairly complex HR issues. However, the photo to the right, courtesy of the British FirefightersCalendar 2003 at,is in fact the gratuitous use of a picture of a half-naked fireman purely forthe titillation of our female readers. It’s enough to make you swear‘Manners maketh the man’ is Guru’s proud family motto, but it seems it maybe a little out of date now. A survey from supplier Office Smart found thatalthough politeness is important to UK workers, it’s often overlooked. Forty per cent said colleagues don’t even bother to say good morning anymore. The language of the workplace is also changing with words used that wereonce only common on building sites. Swearing in the office used to be thoughttaboo, but now only 36 per cent think it is rude to swear in a meeting. When Guru tried to address this depressing trend in his office byintroducing a swear box he was told to stop being such a prude and to stick itup his ****. HR fails to swing it for HarrogateGuru was a little surprised to hear that Harrogate’s Conservative Club hasbeen denied an alcohol licence. Apparently the magistrates disapproved of thefact that women are not allowed to attend meetings, vote or become fullmembers. In idle moments Guru has often wondered about the cultural impact which mustresult from thousands of HR people descending on the Yorkshire town each year.Now he knows – very little. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article GuruOn 3 Dec 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Albatross overlap with fisheries in the Benguela Upwelling System: implications for conservation and management

first_imgTrawl activity on the continental shelf break off South Africa provides large quantities of food in the form of discards for a range of species, including non-breeding black-browed albatrosses Thalassarche melanophrys and white-capped albatrosses T. steadi. As large numbers of bothspecies are killed in collisions with trawl warp cables, mitigation measures have been introduced that include limitation of discards, yet little is known about the consequences of reduced food supply for scavenging birds. We tracked adult and immature albatrosses in the southern Benguela in the austral winters of 2005 and 2006 and examined their distribution in relation to fisheries, bathymetry and remotely sensed oceanography. Kernel analysis revealed that white-capped albatrosses spent most(85.0%) of their time on the southern African trawl grounds, whereas black-browed albatrosses spent only 39.2% of their time in these areas, and the remainder on return oceanic foraging trips, typically of 8.4 d duration and 2540 km (max. 5320 km) in length. While foraging in South African waters, the presence of trawlers was a strong predictor of albatross distribution. While on oceanic foraging trips, black-browed albatrosses moved predictably along the margins of eddies, typically areas of enhanced productivity and high prey concentrations. This study presents evidence that blackbrowed albatrosses forage to a much greater extent on natural prey than do white-capped albatrosses. Therefore, given the high incidence of albatross collisions with trawl cables, the benefit of amanagement decision to limit discarding as a mitigation measure is likely to outweigh the disadvantage of reduced food.last_img read more

Brief Communication: Newly developing rift in Larsen C Ice Shelf presents significant risk to stability

first_imgAn established rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf, formerly constrained by a suture zone containing marine ice, grew rapidly during 2014 and is likely in the near future to generate the largest calving event since the 1980s and result in a new minimum area for the ice shelf. Here we investigate the recent development of the rift, quantify the projected calving event and, using a numerical model, assess its likely impact on ice shelf stability. We find that the ice front is at risk of becoming unstable when the anticipated calving event occurs.last_img

NAEA, ARLA and NAVA ‘rebrand’ as Propertymark

first_imgThe National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) and National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA) have jointly relaunched themselves as Propertymark in a move designed to raise awareness about standards within the industry.All three organisations have changed their names and added Propertymark to their logos as of today. A new website is live at: who qualify to be in the scheme and display the Propertymark Protected logo in their branch window must sign up to a range of regulatory, financial and insurance standards, the three organisations say.This will include participation in a branded client money protection scheme, having properly and regularly trained staff regularly updated on legislative change and best practice, adhering to a code of practice, submitting independently audited accounts each year, being a member of a redress scheme and holding professional indemnity insurance.At present customers don’t know where to go for advice or can’t be sure if they are dealing with a professional.  We are changing this.”Agents in most areas of the UK are already Propertymark Protected approved including in London Winkworth, Bairstowe Eves, Pedder, Gales, Cooper Giles, James Alexander, Galloways, Beresford International, Douglas & Gordon and Portico.“Having a home is the most important issue for consumers and our members are there to protect and guide people with their property transactions,” said ARLA’s David Cox (pictured, left) and the NAEA’s Mark Hayward (right) in a joint statement.“At present customers don’t know where to go for advice or can’t be sure if they are dealing with a professional.  We are changing this. We will reach out to customers directly so they recognise Propertymark and understand that by using a Propertymark Protected agent they and their money are safe.“Propertymark is a stamp of approval for consumers when they seek professional property expertise in buying, selling, renting, leasing, or valuing a property. It stands for protection for the consumer, and offers the highest standards and qualifications among property professionals.“Propertymark Protected agents have opted for regulation in an unregulated sector, and provide reassurance for consumers as well as protection against rogue operators.”There is a website where consumers can search for companies who are part of the Propertymark Protected scheme, as well as a separate site for staff and companies wanting to find out more about its qualifications for property professionals. Called Propertymark Qualifcations, it will be the new trading name of what used to be the NFoPP Awarding Body.nfopp NAEA propertymark ARLA February 9, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » NAEA, ARLA and NAVA ‘rebrand’ as Propertymark previous nextRegulation & LawNAEA, ARLA and NAVA ‘rebrand’ as PropertymarkMajor new scheme launched today to reassure consumers about buying and letting a home.Nigel Lewis9th February 201703,707 Viewslast_img read more

Philadelphia: Navy Yard to get Large Format Lithium Ion Energy Storage System

first_img View post tag: Philadelphia View post tag: storage Back to overview,Home naval-today Philadelphia: Navy Yard to get Large Format Lithium Ion Energy Storage System View post tag: Lithium Philadelphia: Navy Yard to get Large Format Lithium Ion Energy Storage System View post tag: system Equipment & technology View post tag: Ion View post tag: large April 1, 2011center_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: energy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Format Philadelphia’s revitalization project of its Navy Yard and surrounding waterfront property will also include solar storage, according to Int…by Candace Lombardi (cnet)[mappress]Source: cnet, April 1, 2011; View post tag: yard Share this articlelast_img read more