NOBLE Executives Awards Scholarships to Local High School Seniors

first_imgEducation NOBLE Executives Awards Scholarships to Local High School Seniors STAFF REPORT Published on Thursday, June 11, 2020 | 2:33 pm Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 46 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement (NOBLE) awarded 12 local students with $1,000 scholarships on June 6.Three students from John Muir High School were awarded scholarships Natalie Casal, Jai Bailey and Joseph Dolloway.From Pasadena High School Candrha Lopez, Jamila Cummings and Malia Teran were awarded scholarships.Xiomara McDonald from Marshall Fundamental, Tanner Holmes from South Pasadena High School and Purvaja Balaji from San Marino High School also received scholarships.Burbank High School was represented by Rebecca Audette. Berlin Aguayo and Ariana Kretz of John Burroughs High School were also awarded scholarships.The committee travelled to each recipient’s home and personally presented scholarship checks. PUSD School Board member Michelle Richardson Bailey (Committee member) along with Tournament of Roses and John Muir Alumni Association member Jill Hawkins took part in the presentations.Burbank Deputy Chief Mike Albanese, a long-time NOBLE supporter also participated. Albanese presented scholarships he and his Command Staff personally funded the past few years.Over the past 7 years, NOBLE-SGV has overseen the distribution of more than $30,000.00 to high school students across the region.Awards are presented during the Annual Scholarship Breakfast which is generally held in May. The COVID-19 pandemic caused cancellation of this year’s breakfast.NOBLE National was founded in September 1976 during a three-day symposium in Washington, DC to address crime in urban and low-income areas. NOBLE represents over 3,200 members internationally, primarily African American Chief Executive Officers of law enforcement agencies at federal, state, and municipal levels who are committed to “Justice by Action”.The San Gabriel Valley Chapter was established in 2003 and covers the area from Burbank east to the Inland Empire.“NOBLE has long served as the ‘Conscience of Law Enforcement.’” according to a statement released on Thursday. “The San Gabriel Valley Chapter (SGV) has played an integral role in accomplishing this mission through outreach programs that not only educate but nurture, strengthen and validate our youth as well.” 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.center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 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 Make a comment More Cool Stuff Business News Top of the News last_img read more

Operation Git-R-Done event

first_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter Previous articleGUEST VIEW: Russia is eroding democracy by exploiting the nation’s divisionsNext articleLearning with some LEGO’s admin Local News WhatsApp WhatsApp Operation Git-R-Done: Benefiting Task Force GuardianJumpUp Events has scheduled Operation Git-R-Done to benefit the Task Force Guardian Search and Rescue, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Ector County Coliseum, Building D, 4201 Andrews Highway.The event will include shopping, a jump house, touch a truck that includes a fire engine, ambulance, police car, dog demo, Jackalopes Slapjack, raffles and more.Admission is free.center_img By admin – February 16, 2018 Twitter Facebook Operation Git-R-Done event David Morin, 37, of Andrews Pinterestlast_img read more

IT services firm saves £1m with online self-service HR

first_img Comments are closed. IT services firm saves £1m with online self-service HROn 15 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Wipro’s introduction of an online self-service HR system has saved the ITservices firm about £1m a year. The company had suffered from slow HR processes and poor internalcommunications due to the problems involved in co-ordinating and administering12,000 staff across 10 countries. The new system includes the online company induction, e-learning, appraisals,annual leave and personal employment details, and an employee chat room. Its biggest success, however, is the online expense process that has reducedthe average time it takes for staff to receive payment from 21 to two days. Pratik Kumar, vice-president of HR at Wipro, said the improvements werepossible because e-technology has made it much easier and faster to administer expensesclaims produced in different parts of the world. “Before it was a very labour and paper-intensive process which was all signedoff from India, which was not too bad if you worked at the head office. But themajority of staff are based all over the place so expense claims had to travelacross the world,” he said. The move benefited the organisation’s bottom line by significantly reducingpostal costs, while cutting the support staff headcount in the expandingorganisation. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 4/8

first_img Brad James April 8, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 4/8 Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseballRegion 14MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Blake Mecham netted 3 RBI and the Union Cougars doubled up North Sanpete 16-8 in Region 14 baseball action Thursday. Peyton Marx earned the win on the mound for the Cougars. Hunter Price drove in four runs in defeat for the Hawks. Kylan Taylor, Brayden Olsen, Gage Cox and Cooper Christiansen also drove in a run apiece for North Sanpete.Non-RegionNEPHI, Utah-Dalin Ludlow, Brayden Lawton, Tryker Greenhalgh and Cooper Ford had 2 RBI apiece and the Juab Wasps drilled Summit Academy 10-0 in non-region baseball action Thursday. Easton Warren and Alex Jackson each drove in runs as well in the win for the Wasps. Ludlow earned the win on the mound for Juab.Softball2-A CentralGUNNISON, Utah-Bentlee King and Lexee Keisel homered as the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs got past Millard 14-8 Thursday in 2-A Central softball action. JaKelle Sorensen and Hadlee McDonald had 2 RBI apiece for the Bulldogs as well in victory. Kennedi Knudsen earned the win in the circle for Gunnison Valley. Raven Pickett also drove in a run for the Bulldogs in victory. Shaylee Burraston homered twice with Darion Maxfield and Jaydee Cain also going yard in the loss for the Eagles.Non-RegionRICHFIELD, Utah-Mercedes Perschon drove in three runs and the Richfield Wildcats outlasted Wayne 16-11 Thursday in non-region softball action. Echo Pallesen and Aubrey Gleave drove in two runs apiece for Richfield in the win. McKelle Syddall earned the win in the circle for the Wildcats. Sydney Knutson, Bailey Busk, McKadee Blackner and KyLee Anderson also drove in runs for Richfield in victory.Boys SoccerRegion 12RICHFIELD, Utah-Noah Bradford had the sole goal of the game as the Carbon Dinos blanked Richfield 1-0 in Region 12 boys soccer play Thursday. Dax Humes posted the shutout for the Dinos.2-A SouthBEAVER, Utah-Jonathan Webb, Alex Montoya and Ashton Bartlett each scored as the Beaver Beavers edged Diamond Ranch 3-2 Thursday in 2-A South boys soccer action. Mace Robinson, Henry Lopez and Elliot LeBaron added assists in victory for the Beavers.last_img read more

Hybrid estate agency claims 70% listings-to-completion conversion rate

first_imgEwemove Managing Director Nick Neill says the hybrid estate agency has significantly improved its conversion rate and has been getting 70% of its listings over the line to completion during the past six months.The extraordinary claim, which has been made to The Negotiator by Neil following parent group TPFG’s half-year results last week, puts the business up to 30% ahead of the industry conversion average and, Neil claims, is one of the reasons why its turnover jumped by 11% during the first half of the year.He also says that although the number of ‘seller opportunities’ have reduced by 20% over the past year as the market has become increasingly tough, Ewemove has increased its number of listings by 5%, pointing to a 25% increase in the number of conversions.“We haven’t significantly grown our franchise estate and we’re operating at around 120 to 125 this year so it’s not franchisee growth driving the performance,” says Neill.Hybrid estate agency“I prefer not to look at it as a ‘new model’ versus ‘old model challenge – just take away the model bit and look at who’s struggling and who isn’t. What you’re left with is a fundamental approach to customer service which is where Ewemove comes in,” he says.“It’s blindingly simple to me, so I can’t understand why other people haven’t cottoned on to this yet.“You can talk about all the technology and unique selling points and all that sort of stuff, but fundamentally it boils down to… do you have a group of people who are bothered about the outcomes and are bothered about customer service.”Nick Neill EweMove August 5, 2019Nigel 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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Hybrid estate agency claims 70% listings-to-completion conversion rate previous nextAgencies & PeopleHybrid estate agency claims 70% listings-to-completion conversion rateNick Neill of Ewemove says the extraordinary figure is one of the key reasons his business has increased turnover by 11% during the past six months.Nigel Lewis5th August 20190903 Viewslast_img read more

Oxford scientists create mobile phone price comparison site

first_imgA new mobile telephone comparison site was created by Oxford scientists.“Science has been put to work for struggling consumers in a free service to help them lower their bills,” said Stelios Koundouros, the co-founder of BillMonitor.The UK mobile phone market currently offers almost 119,078 tariff variations and, the watchdog Consumer Focus says there have been almost 100,000 complaints concerning mobile phone services in the past two years.Ofcom’s chief executive Ed Richards confirmed BillMonitor’s accreditation saying, “It’s important that consumers are able to access clear mobile pricing information.”last_img read more

Nine days left to enter National Cupcake Championships

first_imgNine days remain for professional bakers to have their shot at the cupcake crown this year.The National Cupcake Championships, run alongside National Cupcake Week (15 to 21 September) and organised by British Baker, aim to find the best cupcakes around.There are four categories to enter: Classic: Themed: Made with Alcohol; and Free-from with professional and home bakers eligible for entry in separate competitions.The finalists will be chosen by a panel of esteemed judges including last year’s home baker’s overall winner Shalini Sriskandarasa, 2012 winner Emily Johnson of Upsy Daisy Bakery and Tea Room in Hammersmith, west London and bakery expert Chris Bachmann of Bachmann’s Patisserie in Hampton’s Court, west London.Representatives from our partners Wellbeing of Women and Cake International, sponsor Barry Callebaut and British Baker will also be on hand to pick our eight finalists.Another round of judging will take place at the NEC, Birmingham on 8 November to find our two overall champions for 2014.Visit www.nationalcupcakeweek.co.uk for entry info and follow us at @CupcakeWeek – you only have until Friday 15 August to get your entry in.last_img read more

Plague genomes show extent, diversity of massive Roman-era pandemic

first_img Did famine worsen the Black Death? ‘Outbreak Week’ opens with talk on how diseases often spread unchecked The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Ice-core evidence suggests people were weakened before horrific disease swept Europe Related New research on one of history’s most devastating plagues shows that it spread farther than previously believed, reaching post–Roman Britain, and provides new information about the plague bacteria’s evolution during a pandemic that lasted more than 200 years.The work, conducted by an interdisciplinary team from Harvard University and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Germany, covered 21 archaeological sites across Europe and the Mediterranean that date to the time of the Justinianic Plague, which first struck in 541 A.D. and returned in multiple waves until 750.Samples taken from human remains at the sites were examined for the DNA of Yersinia pestis, the bacterium known to cause the plague, which centuries later swept across Europe in perhaps history’s most famous pandemic, the Black Death, which may have killed as many as half of all Europeans.Though less widely known, the Justinianic plague is believed to have been nearly as deadly. It began during the reign of Emperor Justinian, who ruled the Roman Empire’s eastern portion from his capital in Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul), after the fall of Rome and the western portion of the empire. The pandemic centered on Constantinople and ports around the Mediterranean. Though reports from the time say the first plague outbreak killed half the population, scholars of the era disagree on its impact. Some argue that, though deadly, it played little role in shaping the society and the economy. Others argue that it had the potential for history-altering impacts on a wide array of human activities.Such impacts, however, remain unproven and are the subject of active investigation by the research team, which includes historians, archaeologists, and experts in ancient DNA under the auspices of the 20-month-old Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean (MHAAM).,In the work, published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers reconstructed eight new Y. pestis genomes from the samples gathered from sites in modern-day France, Germany, Spain, and Great Britain. The genomes provided further confirmation that it was indeed the plague — known in its various forms as bubonic, septicemic, or pneumonic — that swept the Mediterranean during Justinian’s time. Though the cause of the pandemic had long been debated, plague was confirmed as the likely causative factor in 2013 and again in 2016 when researchers announced they’d identified Y. pestis genomes in graves in Bavaria dated to that period.Two of the sites in the current study are on the Mediterranean coast — one in France and one in Spain — providing important confirmation of plague bacterium in the coastal region where it is believed to have had its biggest impact, according to Michael McCormick, Francis Goelet Professor of Medieval History, steering committee chair of the Harvard Initiative for the Science of the Human Past, and co-director of MHAAM. Those samples were taken from sites identified as promising by Harvard students in McCormick’s graduate seminar.Historians got the work going, scouring written records of the time for mass graves in heavily populated areas, and multiple or apparently hurried burials in smaller villages. In one case, for example, six bodies were laid in a long trench left by the prior theft of foundation stones, an interment, McCormick said, that smacked of an emergency burial in a convenient hole. Three of the six skeletons found on the French coast northwest of Marseilles still held Y. pestis DNA.The genetic analysis was conducted by scientists at the Max Planck Institute, including lead authors Marcel Keller and Maria Spyrou, and showed that there was genetic diversity among different plague strains during the pandemic’s two centuries. It also highlighted the bacterium’s evolution over time, as samples taken later in the pandemic showed a deletion of genes related to two virulence factors.“This study shows the potential of paleogenomic research for understanding historical and modern pandemics by comparing genomes across millennia,” Johannes Krause, director of the Max Planck Institute and co-director of the Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean, said in a statement.Researchers from various disciplines gathered early on to collaboratively identify key questions and brainstorm potential paths of investigation. Then, once historians identified likely sites where plague victims might be buried, archaeologists visited to uncover samples that were then turned over to ancient DNA experts for DNA extraction, reconstruction, and analysis. In the process, McCormick said, graduate students and undergraduates from Harvard and Germany who worked on the project learned to cross disciplinary boundaries and “speak the languages of history, archaeology, and genetics to each other, as naturally as earlier generations of scholars learned Latin and Greek.”,“It’s really about working together right from the beginning as a team,” McCormick said. “It’s a fantastic example of how we can get new results that are really important in a debate that, kind of paradoxically, is heating up right now about whether the Justinianic pandemic was an important thing or not, just as new evidence really starts to appear. The archaeological and archaeogenetic evidence is opening up a whole new — not just a chapter — a whole new book on this great story.”The findings of the plague in Britain, for example, McCormick said, are significant not only because the disease hadn’t been confirmed there previously, but also because the plague DNA found there appears to be more basal in its genetic lineage. That indicates there was likely a connection — perhaps through commerce — to places within the Roman Empire where the disease was first reported, such as Egypt.“If that’s so,” McCormick said, “that suggests almost direct transmission from Egypt to Britain.”Where the British burial was found provides another opportunity to learn about the times, McCormick said. Given the pandemic’s Mediterranean epicenter, one might have expected to find plague in western Britain among the Romano-Celts who carried on in the wake of Rome’s withdrawal more than a century earlier. Instead it was found in an Anglo-Saxon cemetery, among people who were expanding their control of Britain at the time. The find raises the question of how the plague came to the four individuals in whom it was detected, McCormick said, and the answer will further illuminate the networks between people — even enemies — that existed at the time.“We don’t know, but now we’ve got to find out,” McCormick said.McCormick said researchers will continue to expand the picture of this period, focusing on the role the plague played not just in human health, but, given its extraordinary death rate, also in warfare, politics, economics, and a whole host of other human activities. As the story of more deaths gains detail, it will be possible to classify the dead into a “family tree of contagion,” organized by time, space, and the genomic characteristics of the plague that killed them as it burned across the landscape.“We now have a pathogen whose molecular history we can follow for thousands of years,” McCormick said, adding that our understanding of the plague’s impact on this era will continue to grow. “The jury’s out, evidence is accumulating, and we’re all going to learn as we go forward.” Where there’s global unrest, there are often pandemicslast_img read more

Nipping COVID in the bud

first_img Related COVID-19 and cancer Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are testing a new approach to fighting COVID-19, using a repurposed antiviral AIDS drug for at-home treatment during the first days of symptoms in hopes of slowing the virus early and heading off hospitalization, intensive care, and death.The nationwide clinical trial is being led by Nathan Shapiro, professor of emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, along with investigators at Vanderbilt University and the University of Colorado. They are hoping to enroll 600 volunteers with early COVID-19 symptoms for the study to see whether daily doses of Kaletra, a widely used AIDS drug that combines the antiretrovirals lopinavir and ritonavir, can reduce the number of COVID-19 cases that become serious enough to require hospitalization.“If we can cut down on the progression to severe illness, then it would be a huge game-changer because we would be cutting down on disease. Reducing severity will also cut down on resource utilization, hospitalization, and the subsequent morbidity that happens when you are sick enough to get put on a ventilator or wind up in the ICU [intensive care unit],” Shapiro said.Because the drug is already being used to fight AIDS around the world, Shapiro said, positive results would mean that there are already stores and a production pipeline so it could be rapidly deployed. The effort is following up on an earlier trial of the drug in China that, while it didn’t show efficacy against the coronavirus at later stages, did provide some indication that it was working. For that trial, Shapiro said, the drug was given to patients around day 13. “Is this a potential game-changer if we can intervene at this stage of the illness? Without a doubt.” — Nathan Shapiro Protection against reinfection Expert says health risks can be managed; educational, social, nutritional risks can’t Is go-slow schools’ reopening failing kids?center_img The new trial seeks to begin intervention within the first week after symptoms appear and continue treatment for two weeks in hopes that the drug will keep viral load low enough that patients avoid hospitalization and intensive care.Shapiro believes that finding an effective way to intervene early in the course of the illness would provide physicians and their patients with a potentially powerful tool. Among the unknowns in evaluating the strategy, he said, is whether reducing viral load will also reduce the virus’ spread, potentially by reducing the amount of virus in the body to be shed to others.“Is this a potential game-changer if we can intervene at this stage of the illness? Without a doubt,” Shapiro said. “Whether this is the particular drug that will be the game-changer or if it’ll be a different drug, that’s the hypothesis that we’re testing, and we would look to test in sequence: If this drug doesn’t work, we would seek to bring in another.” Study offers global review of impact of the virus on treatment and research COVID patients may be protected for up to four months, according to study The trial, called TREAT NOW, for Trial of Early Antiviral Therapies during Non-hospitalized Outpatient Window, is being conducted in an entirely touchless format, Shapiro said. The team informs patients about it via phone or videoconference, and participants give consent electronically, via email or text. The medication is shipped overnight so subjects can begin treatment the next day. Researchers follow up with participants daily, recording symptoms and side effects. Shapiro said researchers will gain a window into the ailment’s progression — including whether symptoms abate earlier than expected.“Realistically speaking, we’re hoping that this particular drug will have a mitigating effect,” Shapiro said. “I don’t think that this particular drug is going to have a perfectly curative effect. We are trying to prevent hospitalization and respiratory difficulty for those who are not sick enough to be in the hospital when they begin therapy.”last_img read more

HBO’s Lady Day, Starring Audra McDonald, Sets Premiere Date

first_imgGet ready for Mama Broadway on the small screen! The previously announced HBO adaptation of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, starring six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, will premiere on March 12.McDonald, who returns to Broadway this spring in Shuffle Along, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, won her history-making sixth Tony in 2014 for her portrayal of Holiday in the Broadway show. Written by Lanie Robertson, it examines one of the final performances of the jazz legend’s lifetime.The HBO special was filmed with a live audience at New Orleans’ Café Brasil and features a collection of songs that made Holiday famous, including “God Bless the Child,” “What a Little Moonlight Can Do” and “Taint Nobody’s Biz-ness.”Since starring in Lady Day on Broadway, McDonald has kept extremely busy on and off stage. She appeared in Ricki and the Flash alongside Meryl Streep, filmed the live-action Beauty and the Beast (slated for a March 2017 release), starred opposite her husband Will Swenson in A Moon for the Misbegotten at Williamstown Theatre Festival and won an Emmy for hosting Live From Lincoln Center. She’ll also star (and have “fake rough sex” with Cheyenne Jackson) in the upcoming film adaptation of Hello Again. View Commentslast_img read more