Make a comment center column 5 Pasadena Waldorf School Holds End-of-Year Rose Ceremony and 8th Grade Graduation Events commemorate the last day of 8th grade and a year of mentorship for 1st grade â€œbuddies.â€ By JEFFREY POEHLMANN Published on Thursday, June 27, 2013 | 6:01 pm 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Front Row, L-R: Kaitlyn Puls, Logan John, Lucy Birney, Ariel West. Middle Row, L-R: Julian Mathews, Sebastian Arvelo, Robin Moore, Leo Reilly, Bobby Rose Gonzales, Amelia Keeney. Back Row, L-R Gwenn Jergens, Beatrice Bestor, Aliana Beaty, Lucas Padilla, Bennett Koziak.The Pasadena Waldorf School faculty, staff, students and community, honored the outgoing Eighth Grade Class of 2013 with the traditional Rose Ceremony. With tribute in song from each of the lower grades, culminating in a rose exchange from First Grade â€œbuddiesâ€ who had been mentored by the Eighth Grade students, the students in the school were able to say good-bye to the exiting class while also wishing them a successful new beginning in high school.[smooth=id:187;]Later that evening, the Eighth Grade class enjoyed a meaningful and emotional graduation ceremony and party. Pasadena Waldorf School congratulates the Class of 2013.Pasadena Waldorf School, founded in 1979, is one of over 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide with over 90 years of experience offering inspired education. Pasadena Waldorf High School, which opened this year, joins 40 other Waldorf high schools now operating in North America. Waldorf education is the fastest growing independent school movement in the world. For more information, visitÂ www.pasadenawaldorf.org. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News 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 Business News Community News More Cool Stuff Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Things You Should Never Share With Other PeopleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 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.
With the conclusion of a week-long, student-led hunger strike against the University’s involvement with HEI Hotels, the administration affirmed that, after carefully looking into the alleged poor treatment of the company’s workers, it found no support for the claims and its position had not changed.The student protestors likewise said their position had not changed.The hunger strike began last Monday when students gathered in front of the Main Building wearing orange jumpsuits and holding up signs. With a total involvement of about 30 students staying at least part of the time, the strike concluded Friday afternoon with Mass in front of the main steps.Thirteen of the 30 students engaged in the hunger strike the whole week.“I think that after this week … we are more committed than ever,” junior Liz Furman said. “Our work is complete when our University upholds the morals and values that it says it upholds on its mission statement.”As the latest chapter in a debate that has stretched on for years, the hunger strike aimed at Notre Dame’s continued investment in HEI, a firm that develops many of the country’s most well-known hotels.Students called for the University to withdraw its investment with HEI due to allegations that the company practiced unethical tactics in preventing workers from unionizing.The University said this week, however, that it has considered these allegations and found them to be unsubstantiated.“In accord with Notre Dame’s longstanding social investment policy, the University has investigated and closely monitored recent and ongoing claims made about HEI’s labor practices,” University spokesman Dennis Brown said in a written statement.Brown said Notre Dame remains convinced that HEI engages in fair labor practices and is an “outstanding company.”Sophomore Roman Sanchez said the students did not receive a response from the University since their hunger strike.“We sent letters everyday to the President’s Office,” he said. “But [we’ve heard] nothing from an official University spokesman.”He did say, however, that they have been in communication with Chief Investment Officer Scott Malpass, who offered to provide more information about HEI in the future.Malpass was not available for comment.Following the conclusion of the hunger strike, Sanchez said he is excited for the future.“I’m excited to see where we’ll go. I really believe in what we’re doing, and I believe that what we’re doing is all in the message of Christ,” he said.Sanchez said his complaints were not part of any personal battle with the University, so much as making sure it was being accountable to Christian message.Furman said she was encouraged by the support of the community and strangers alike throughout the week.“We received a letter from a clergy group called CLUE (Clergy and Laity Uniting for Economic Justice),” she said. “It was a third party support for us, our hunger strike and the HEI workers.”One of the biggest successes of the strike was the mere fact that they managed to raise awareness, Furman said.“Just having come out of the hunger strike, and now that there is more awareness of the issue, our campaign is not over,” she said. “[Our] campaign will not end just because the school year ends.”Although no immediate next step has been decided, Sanchez said the students will likely continue their efforts and pick up where they leave off up in the fall.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Charlie LeDuff is a television news reporter in Detroit.I came across this report, highlighting the problems that city and police department cutbacks are helping to cause.It was a bit disheartening, but nonetheless, entertaining and informative. (Watch it. Then we’ll continue.)So then, I saw this report, which, as one YouTube commenter stated, was “captivating, funny, interesting, and f—ing heart warming.”Man. This guy makes me want to live in Detroit just so he could be my local TV news reporter.(If Detroit wasn’t such a mess, that is.)Which is kinda the point!Well done, LeDuff. Well done.OH GOD, EVEN MORE! THIS IS AWESOME! THIS GUY ROCKS!
Judge rejects bid to ban use of some H1N1 vaccines in pregnant womenA federal judge yesterday rejected an advocacy group’s request to bar the government from using thimerosal-containing H1N1 flu vaccines in pregnant women, the Washington Post said. The group argued that thimerosal could harm fetuses. But a judge in Washington said the group couldn’t prove that pregnant women would get shots containing thimerosal. Most flu vaccines contain it, but the CDC has said it plans to supply enough thimersoal-free H1N1 vaccine for pregnant women and young children.Chicago H1N1 study shows children far more susceptible than older adultsA study of the first 3 months of the H1N1 flu epidemic in Chicago shows that children aged 5 to 14 were 14 times more susceptible to the virus than adults aged 60 and older, according to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Chicago had 1,557 confirmed cases during the 3 months, and the attack rate for children was 147 per 100,000 population. The hospitalization rate was highest for children 0 to 4 years old (25 per 100,000), followed by those aged 5 to 14 (11 per 100,000).http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5833a1.htm?s_cid=mm5833a1_eAug 29 MMWR articleFederal workers may be allowed to use sick leave to care for ailing relativesUnder a new proposal, federal employees could use accumulated sick leave to care for family members sick with H1N1 flu or other infectious diseases, the Washington Post reported. The proposal, published yesterday, would allow workers to use up to 13 days of sick leave to care for a relative before getting a doctor’s determination that the relative had an infectious disease. With the doctor’s determination, the employee could use up to 12 weeks of sick leave a year.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/26/AR2009082603604.htmlAug 27 Washington Post storyLiability, insurance coverage threaten Australia’s vaccine programAustralia’s pandemic H1N1 vaccine campaign is in peril because the government has refused to indemnify physicians who administer the vaccine and because insurance companies seem unwilling to pay doctors to deliver the vaccines, the Sydney Morning Herald reported today. Insurance companies have also raised concerns about multidose vial safety and a lack of vaccine safety data. The country’s vaccine campaign is slated to start in mid September, with enough vaccine to cover half of the population.http://www.smh.com.au/national/swine-flu-vaccine-plan-in-disarray-20090827-f17x.htmlAug 27 Sydney Morning Herald storyNew Zealand’s medical visit rate for flu-like illness tripled this yearFlu surveillance in New Zealand from early May to early August showed that the peak in weekly visits to general practitioners for flu-like illness was the highest since 1997 and three times as high as in 2008, according to MMWR. Surveillance also showed that as the season progressed, the number of 2009 H1N1 isolates rapidly exceeded the number of seasonal flu isolates, with the new strain making up 80% of all weekly isolates by early July.Aug 29 MMWR articlehttp://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5833a2.htm?s_cid=mm5833a2_eBrazil reports world’s highest H1N1 flu death toll at 557Brazil has displaced the United States as the country with the most 2009 H1N1 flu deaths, at 557, Agence France-Presse reported yesterday. The latest official death toll for the United States was 522 as reported by the CDC last week. Brazil’s health ministry said the country’s H1N1 epidemic appears to be declining. The ministry has allocated $1 billion to buy 73 million doses of H1N1 vaccine, along with oseltamivir, hospital equipment, and diagnostic tests.Defense Department secures its own vaccine supplyThe US Department of Defense has purchased a 2.7 million–dose supply of novel H1N1 vaccine for active military members through the federal government and will launch immunization campaigns in October, starting with high-risk groups and those who live in close quarters at sea, Government Executive reported yesterday. All service members are slated to receive the vaccine, though their dependents will receive theirs though civilian channels.http://www.govexec.com/ads/welcome/?rf=http://www.govexec.com/story_page.cfm?articleid=43475&dcn=e_gvetAug 26 Government Executive storySouth Korea rolls out strict school flu measuresSouth Korea’s education ministry yesterday announced strict measures to curb the spread of the pandemic H1N1 virus, including checking all students’ temperatures each day, sterilizing classrooms daily, and refraining from group activities, Agence France-Presse reported today. So far 46 schools have closed or delayed the start of fall classes. The government expects to place school children on its vaccine priority list.http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/World/Rest-of-World/All-South-Korean-students-face-swine-flu-check-/articleshow/4941249.cmsAug 27 AFP story
The ATP and WTA tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, has been cancelled over concerns about the outbreak of the new coronavirus, making it the first major sporting event in the US to be scrubbed due to health concerns. Austrian Dominic Thiem reacts after beating Roger Federer in the final of the 2019 ATP Masters at Indian Wells The tournament, one of the biggest outside the four Grand Slams, was cancelled just days before it was due to begin. Officials said in a news release on Sunday that they opted to cancel after the health department of California’s Riverside County declared a public health emergency for the Coachella Valley – in the desert east of Los Angeles – after a confirmed case of COVID-19 locally. No further details of the case were given. Days earlier, organizers had said they planned to go ahead with extra health measures in place such as hand sanitizing stations, beefed up cleaning protocols and gloves for ball kids, volunteers and food workers. The ATP and WTA had also issued virus-related guidelines, telling players not to accept items from fans to be autographed. Even before the cancellation the tournament, which draws more than 400,000 fans each year, had offered refunds to anyone who bought tickets but did not want to attend. Many of the players have already arrived in Indian Wells for the event with qualifying matches scheduled to start on Monday and the main draw set to kick off on Wednesday. “We are very disappointed that the tournament will not take place, but the health and safety of the local community, fans, players, volunteers, sponsors, employees, vendors, and everyone involved with the event is of paramount importance,” said tournament director Tommy Haas. “We are prepared to hold the tournament on another date and will explore options,” Haas added. The number of American coronavirus cases is now at over 500 and involves some 30 US states. California officials are also battling to contain an outbreak on a cruise ship off the coast where 21 people have tested positive for the virus among the 3,500 people on board. ‘too great a risk’ – Loading… Read Also: WADA to monitor anti-doping activity in coronavirus-hit area Among other sports disruptions worldwide, the start of Japan’s J-League has been postponed. The Chinese Formula One Grand Prix was cancelled and the Bahrain Grand Prix is set to be held without spectators. In the United States, the NBA has warned teams to prepare for the possibility of playing games in empty stadiums. The NHL is also monitoring the outbreak and indicated it wouldn’t object if teams choose to limit access to players by media in the locker room. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “There is too great a risk, at this time, to the public health of the Riverside County area in holding a large gathering of this size,” said doctor David Agus, professor of medicine and biomedical engineering at the University of Southern California. “It is not in the public interest of fans, players and neighboring areas for this tournament to proceed. We all have to join together to protect the community from the coronavirus outbreak.” Indian Wells lasts two weeks and draws some of the largest crowds for a tennis event in North America. The number of competitors and lucrative prize money being offered for the men and women has helped earn it the nickname “Fifth Slam”. There is also a men’s and women’s tournament schedule for Miami later this month but there was no word on any changes to that event. Following Miami, the tours head to Europe for the beginning of the clay court season. The run up to the French Open includes the ATP and WTA event in Rome, Italy, the hardest hit European country with 366 deaths from the virus. The virus now known as COVID-19 originated in Wuhan, China, late last year and quickly spread across the globe. The illness affects the respiratory tract and can be transmitted through coughing, sneezing and contact with those infected or with surfaces where the virus is present. Symptoms include fever, coughing and difficulty breathing. In Italy, the Serie A football season has descended into controversy because of match cancellations and player resistance to competing in empty stadiums. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Origin Story Of The Best Chocolate Thing Ever Created10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Legendary Movies To Learn History From8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Most Famous Female Race Car Drivers Of All Time7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian
Stuart Olding was in sensational form as RaboDirect PRO12 leaders Ulster beat Connacht 34-18. Press Association A penalty apiece from Parks and Ruan Pienaar followed before Rory Best grabbed Ulster’s third try to give them a 22-15 interval lead. The scoring dried up in a hard-fought second period, a Miah Nikora penalty getting Connacht closer, although the league leaders showed their class late on with Tommy Bowe’s bonus point try and a fifth from Jared Payne. The provincial rivals shared four tries in a energetic first 18 minutes with George Naoupu running in an opportunist effort to get Connacht off the mark before Olding, with his fourth try in six games, and Andrew Trimble replied for the Ulstermen in rapid fashion. Fetu’u Vainikolo was next over the try-line for Connacht with Dan Parks’ conversion bringing the sides level at 12-12.
Edeymi is the headline act at Tramore on Friday evening as he makes his chasing debut. The 125-rated hurdler Raggletagglegypsy would appear to be the best of the rest, but he looks up against it should Edeymi take to chasing. Pigeon Creek has finished second on each of his completed chase starts and aims to arrest his frustrating run in the Tramore Racecourse Supporters Club Beginners Chase. Davy Fitzgerald’s charge is back in handicap company on the back of a pleasing Kilbeggan performance, but drops in trip and has to give 7lb to Raajih, an interesting Gordon Elliott-trained contender. Fellow Elliott inmate Shattered Dream attempts to capitalise on a comparatively lenient mark in the jogforjockeys.ie Handicap Hurdle, but Drumlister and Character Actor are also looking to take advantage of similarly eased marks. Willie Mullins has given Una Veintena plenty of time to find her feet and she reappears in the opening Launch Of The August Racing Festival 15th To 18th Maiden Hurdle. The Rossmeister must shoulder 11st 12lb as he strives to repeat last year’s victory in the Graun Hill Suite For Parties Handicap Hurdle, while long-standing maiden Akatara tries again in the Tramore Racecourse Supporters Club Maiden Hurdle. Tony Martin’s five-year-old finished second in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham in 2012, but has failed to sparkle over obstacles since, with his only subsequent win coming on the Dundalk all-weather track back in January. He was fancied for the conditionals’ event back at Cheltenham, only to be brought down, and Martin has obviously decided the time is right to switch to fences, kicking off with the Find Us On Facebook Beginners Chase. Press Association
Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is convinced Newcastle can beat almost anyone if they play as a team. Press Association The 25-year-old Holland international played the starring role in the 2-0 victory over Liverpool on December 6 which launched the three-game unbeaten Barclays Premier League run the Magpies will take into the Boxing Day clash with Everton at St James’ Park. Steve McClaren’s men were denied a third successive win by struggling Aston Villa, who left Tyneside with a 1-1 draw last Saturday evening, but Wijnaldum is confident the penny had dropped inside the dressing room. He said: “If we play as a team and fight hard and play our football where it’s possible, we can win most games in the Premier League. That includes Everton, although it will be a difficult match. “Everton are better than Aston Villa and have a lot of good players, so it will be tough, but if we do it as a team, anything is possible.” Back-to-back victories over the Reds and away at Tottenham eased Newcastle out of the relegation zone, but with Norwich and Bournemouth in particular also enjoying notable successes in recent weeks, they remain too close for comfort to the bottom three. In the circumstances, a home draw with rock-bottom Villa came as something of a disappointment, although like McClaren, the players have been able to look at the bigger picture since the game. Wijnaldum said: “If you’d said that we would beat Liverpool and Tottenham at the beginning of that run, people would have said you were crazy. We have to be happy after the results in the last three games. It’s good for us. “That said, we were disappointed not to beat Aston Villa and make it three wins. I was disappointed because I thought we had the chance to win the game. We fought to win it, but missed out. “But that’s football – sometimes you will miss chances and sometimes you will score. Sometimes you will miss easy chances, then score the difficult ones.” McClaren is looking for his players to respond once again to ensure that the recent improvement does not prove to be another false dawn. The 54-year-old said: “We’ve had this two or three times where we’ve thought, ‘This is it now, we can really kick on’ and take the performances and the results and go forward, and then we’ve dropped back. “We’ve got another opportunity on Boxing Day, a tougher opponent – a really tough opponent – but we believe on our day with everything right, we can win any game.”
The Lakeside Pitches will be filled with excitement as the Nelson Youth Soccer hosts the annual Terry Walgren Tournament beginning Friday. Teams from Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Cranbrook, Salmon Arm and Kelowna join the host Nelson Selects for three days of action.The tournament kicks off Friday with play in the U16 and U18 divisions.Saturday is a full slate of games before the tourney concludes Sunday with divisional finals.All action is set for the Lakeside playing fields.
The Nelson Professional Firefighters team is ready to get back onto the pitch and Mallard’s Source for Sports is ready to help with Team of the Week honours. Now that the smoke has cleared, Nelson Youth Soccer can get back to kicking the ball around down at the Lakeside Pitch.The local association has less than a month remaining in the outdoor season.