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PUSD Offers Summer Learning Tips

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) offers useful tips and resources for families to keep children engaged in learning during summer vacation.As a teacher and administrator, I worried about my students as each summer vacation approached,” said PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry who spent 16 years as a classroom teacher. “Without activities to keep them learning, students would forget the material they learned the previous school year, stop practicing important study skills and lose ground. Students who struggle in particular subjects can fall even further behind during the summer, leading to a widening of the achievement gap. That’s why it is important for families to keep children engaged in fun activities that encourage learning during the long summer vacation.”Although PUSD only offers a limited summer school program for credit recovery because of ongoing budget cuts, other organizations in the community offer learning resources for district families.Pasadena LEARNs offers five weeks of summer activities. Visit www.gopusd.com/learns for information. The Pasadena Educational Foundation (www.pasedfoundation.org) offers academics and enrichment for all grade levels. The City of Pasadena Human Services and Recreation Department (www.cityofpasadena.net), the City of Sierra Madre (www.cityofsierramadre.com) and the parks and libraries of Los Angeles County (www.lacounty.gov) offers activities and resources for youth this summer.Free breakfast and lunch will be available for children and youth 18 years old or younger this summer through the 2012 Summer Food Program. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and PUSD’s food services division and operated by PUSD, the City of Pasadena and other organizations, the free meals will be served at schools, parks and other sites throughout Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre. Participants must eat all meals at the site; additional rules will be posted. For more information, call PUSD Food Services at (626) 396-5850.To help keep children engaged in learning this summer, here are some tips from PUSD and the California Department of Education:Top 10 Tips for Summer Learning1. Encourage Reading.  Help establish a love of reading at an early age. Reading helps improve writing and communication skills as well as improve learning throughout the summer. Recommended reading lists are available on the California Department of Education’s (CDE) literature database. Take your children to the public library where they can obtain their own library cards, learn how to find books, and check them out free of charge. The Pasadena public libraries offer free summer reading programs.2. Participate in Community Summer Programs.  Many local organizations offer interesting summer events, such as art classes, music, cooking, sports, free concerts, and summer camps. Pasadena LEARNs, the Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Summer Program and the City of Pasadena’s Summer Recreational program offer a variety of classes for K-12 students, from robotics to art and high school credit courses. Scholarships available.3. Encourage the Use of Math. Give your child practical experience using mathematics at home. Put your preschool child’s counting ability to work. In preparation for meals, let the child count out the number of forks or dinner napkins needed for the table, the number of servings from a meal, or any other quantity. Mention the size of containers, such as pints of cream and half gallons of milk. Allow your child to measure ingredients when you cook or add up costs when shopping.4. Encourage Creativity With Art.  Keep your child supplied with sheets of paper, crayons, finger paints, modeling clay, burlap, paste, marking pens, scraps of cloth, yarn, scraps of wood, and water colors. Provide a workspace for your child and encourage the creation of works of art. Proudly display your child’s best creations on the wall, door, or bulletin board. Give frequent opportunities for the expression of artistic ability, like making birthday and greeting cards. Encourage help with holiday decorations.  Encourage musical activity in the home or on family trips. Let the child be a music maker as well as a listener. A toy piano, drum, tuned bells, or harmonica can help teach the rudiments of rhythm and tone.5. Have Fun With Science. Work with your child on projects such as making bird feeders, caring for pets, setting up a home weather station, observing the night sky and preparing a family vegetable or flower garden. Talk with your child’s science teacher and get useful tips to help you reinforce your child’s formal science training. Summer is an ideal time to visit museums and zoos in your community. Many of these are free or low cost for young children.6. Get Active.  Many low-cost summer programs are available for your children through the City of Pasadena, summer LEARNs and other organizations. Check for recreation and education opportunities like youth sports leagues, swimming, baseball, basketball, soccer, cheerleading, tennis, dance, drama, the arts, sports for children using wheelchairs, enrichment classes, concerts, and other youth programs.7. Volunteer For a Good Cause.  Homeless shelters, animal shelters, and senior community centers often need volunteer help. For example, teenagers can explore animal-related careers while gaining work experience, and help teach children and families about animals, the environment, and conservation.8. Start Writing. To encourage creative writing, jot down stories your child tells or songs they make up. Show them to the child later. Suggest they be illustrated and “published” for grandparents or other relatives as gifts.9. Encourage Social Studies. Discuss current events.  Read newspapers and periodicals. Watch the local and national newscasts. Provide your child with social studies research materials, including a dictionary, atlas, globe, and almanac. A map of the city and road maps are excellent for plotting trips and helping the child understand geographic relationships. Keep the research items conveniently close to the TV for use during news and documentary programs.10. Helping Out at Home. Teaching children early and often about doing chores around the house helps them learn important skills like cooperation, teamwork, fairness, patience, responsibility, and values.  It also helps free up some time so you can just enjoy being with your children. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business: Marketing Column PUSD Offers Summer Learning Tips Although PUSD only offers a limited summer school program for credit recovery because of ongoing budget cuts, other organizations in the community offer learning resources for district families. Published on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | 10:12 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News center_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. 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 Community News HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stufflast_img read more

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COVID-19’s Impact on Mortgage-Backed Securities

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post COVID-19’s Impact on Mortgage-Backed Securities Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Fitch Ratings is raising concern that the government-sponsored enterprises’ (GSEs) response to the COVID-19 pandemic is having a problematic impact on their mortgage-backed securities (MBS) issuances.Fitch noted that its rating actions prior to the pandemic’s onset were mostly positive for the GSEs’ risk transfer deals. But on May 19, Fitch placed seven initial exchangeable classes on Rating Watch Negative and revised the Rating Outlook to Negative from Stable on five additional tranches from 15 Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac credit risk transfer (CRT) transactions issued between 2013 and 2015 and one private label CRT transaction issued in 2018.Suzanne Misretta, Senior Director at Fitch, explained this sudden shift to pessimism was the result of the GSEs’ acknowledgment of the pandemic.”Both GSEs have not responded to the coronavirus pandemic in the same manner they have for natural disasters such as hurricanes in the past,” said Mistretta.Misretta highlighted Fannie Mae’s Connecticut Avenue Securities (CAS) series from 2013 and 2014 (C01) and Freddie Mac’s Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR) series from 2013 and 2014 (DN1 and DN2) for failing to carry provisions for grace periods or credit event reversals, adding they lacked the flexibility to address natural disasters and, thus, were among the transactions most at risk given the current environment.”Some fixed severity deals have either a grace period or reverse credit event that lessens the impact of affected borrowers,” said Mistretta. “That said, some bonds are at risk of permanent interest shortfalls since the interest paid will be calculated off of the written down bond balance until the reference pool and bonds are written back up.”Misretta added that the GSEs’ lack of pandemic response and the rigidity of structure in their MBS issuances could result in downgrades of some tranches to speculative-grade, reflecting either an elevated vulnerability of default risk or that default risk is present. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago August 26, 2020 2,001 Views Previous: Many Homeowners in High-Risk States “Unprepared” for Hurricane Season  Next: FHFA Announces Extension for Buying Qualified Loans in Forbearance Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2020-08-26 Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Phil Hall The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / COVID-19’s Impact on Mortgage-Backed Securities Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

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FASCINATING 1916 TALK TO TAKE PLACE AT COUNTY MUSEUM

first_imgThe COLAISTE ULADH original schoolA fascinating talk about Pearse, Plunkett and Casement – Coláiste Uladh and the Cultural Revolution, takes place next week in Letterkenny.Donegal County Museum has issued an open invitation to the event which will be given by Dr Seosamh O Ceallaigh on Thursday 4 February at 8pm.Coláiste Uladh was established in Gortahork in 1906 to foster the revival of the Irish language and culture which was taking place in the country at the time. Leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916 including Patrick H Pearse, Joseph Mary Plunkett and Roger Casement were either involved in the development of the college or had attended as students.Admission is free and all welcome.If you have an event or news story in your area, please email us the details at [email protected] 1916 TALK TO TAKE PLACE AT COUNTY MUSEUM was last modified: January 27th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:1916County MuseumRisingTalklast_img read more

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AIBT returns, Arcata looks to reclaim title

first_imgThe 52nd annual Jerry Paul Arcata Invitational Basketball Tournament begins today as host team Arcata High will look to capture its first AIBT championship since the 2015-16 season.Arcata (3-1) advanced to the championship round of the McKinleyville Tip-Off classic last week before falling to Lincoln in the title game.Arcata downed Windsor and KIPP King en route to the championship game. Garrett Hall, Niko Zambas and Brandon Bento-Jackson each had nice showings over the weekend. The three …last_img

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India, China eye Coega IDZ

first_img30 January 2008Several Indian companies are in talks to invest in the region of R16-billion in metals and automotive projects at South Africa’s Coega industrial development zone, while Chinese companies are showing strong interest in the Eastern Cape’s hottest industrial property.In a statement last Thursday, the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) said that several companies from India and China were looking at the Coega IDZ outside Port Elizabeth to locate their investments.This follows an increased focus on luring investment from the two Asian giants, and according to CDC business development manager Belu Mabandla, it took only a few visits to India and China before they got 15 companies to show “serious intent” to invest in the zone.“Among Indian companies, the total value of investment projects being negotiated exceeds R16-billion and covers the metals and automotive sectors,” the CDC said, adding that three investments from India may be signed during 2008/9.According to the CDC, many Chinese investors view South Africa as a launch pad to the rest of the continent, especially in light of that country’s “Go Africa” strategy.Chinese investors were especially looking at attractive industrial estates for both greenfield projects and merger opportunities with existing local companies.“One of the projects in consideration for the Coega IDZ is large enough to occupy nearly half of the automotive cluster once all phases have been completed,” the CDC said.CDC business development manager Christopher Mashigo said the level of interest from China was beyond his expectations. “There is a high level of optimism about investing in Africa, and most importantly in South Africa”, Mashigo said. “Furthermore Chinese companies understand the concept of an IDZ and what the CDC can offer.“Four to six visits are planned with Chinese companies this year for site visits and discussions regarding the project,” he said.CDC spokesman Ongama Mtimka told The Herald last week that an Indian company, Afro-Asia Steel, had already signed a R75-million project for a steel billets plant at the IDZ.“A record of decision would be formalised soon and the first phase of construction was expected to begin early in the second half of this year,” the paper reported.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Stargazer UV Neon Hair Gel : ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

first_imgI used this on my dark haired daughter when she dressed up for school as an oompa loompa and even on her dark hair this was very bright green. I probably wouldn’t recommend this if you have longer hair, it worked in that it turned my hair green but it didn’t look great. Having said that if you have shorter hair i think it would do the trick perfectly. Great for joker costume, washed out easily, it did get into my shirt collar quite a bit, but washed out fine. Brilliant for my sons oompa loompa costume.So much better than sprayAmazing colour. Great if you want to change your hair colour.ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!Stargazer UV Neon Hair Gel, RedStargazer Neon Hair GelUV ReactiveEasy to Apply ApplicatorEasily Removed with ShampooPerfect for Clubs, Parties and Festivals Does the job very well, vibrant colour and washes out easily. (but don’t get caught out in the rain). I find this is very sticky, does not brush out well, i know it’s a gel colour but i have used gels before to keep my hair in place, brushes out easy. It’s very easy to apply and remove. Highly recommendedplease be aware that after a while of continuous usage, it will make your hair go stiff. If you found this review helpful, please tick the helpful box below. I used this on my beard along with baubles for an xmas party. I was looking for something that could be washed quickly and this ticked the box and performed perfectly. I managed to apply without issue and it lasted well. 5 stars for the fact that one tube managed to actually cover my dark, past-shoulder length hair. I only did the top layer, so not all my hair was pink, but it was enough. Be aware that a) the pink will transfer easily from your hair to anything else, and b) the gel dries slightly hard. A fair trade off for the colour you get though, at least for me. It colours the hair so well. It’s so bright and easy to use. The delivery was extremely fast as well. I had serious doubts as i have very long and thick hair but this gel thing was insanely easy to apply, i could even style my hair with it. It dried in no time and it looked so so good. Does exactly what it says on the tin. It doesn’t go very far if you are applying it relatively liberally, but seems to be very reactive to uv. I was using the product in a recent production with uv lighting and the result was fantastic. My daughter got this for her hair. It lasts a surprisingly long time and gives a good neon effect. It washes out easily afterwards. Used this for my joker costume. I could not believe the results. I’m no make up artist and never coloured hair, yet everyone thought ingot it done by someone who knows what theybare doing. Got loads of compliments through out the night on the hair. People could not believe it was only coloured gel. Was slightly concerned about it coming out, but was pleasantly surprise, that it came out easily with just normal shampoo after 2 washes. Would highly recommend and will definitely use it again. Never found anything this good. Usually neon temporary hair products come out significantly better on blonde/light hair than on dark hair. But this product works so well on all hair colours. Easy to apply, however we found applying it using the brush nozzle straightened out the curls in our hair and made it set straight. And it is very chalky, so it would be difficult to style hair after applying this. Other than that, it’s amazing. Easy to apply, stayed on all night. Hair goes a bit stiff, but that’s to be expected. I have blonde, thin hair, but it washed out easily with no color left. Kids love these, nice and bright and wash out easily. Only downside is they dry stiff and flake everywhere if you brush your hair. Well this stuff is amazinga few tips – use gloves to apply. It’s does wash off but it’s easier with gloves. Once you’ve put it on, brush through, style and try not to touch your hair lots. It will come off on your hand. After you’ve applied, use a little hair serum to smooth it as it looks a but frizzy – or maybe that’s just my hair:). I got loads of compliments just wearing a little in strands through my hair. I’m off to buy more colours?. Bright and colourful on my pony’s mane for a festive competition. Omg this stuff is sooooo green. Bought for my son to be the hulk, it was perfect. Easy to apply, didnt come off, rub off on anything. It is the brightest green you can imagine.Washed out easily with shampoo and no risidual colouration. Worked really well in dark hair, great stuff for fancy dress. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-05-05 18:30:56Reviewed Item Stargazer UV Neon Hair Gel, RedRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  104  reviewsPrice£3.29last_img read more

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Cavs try to adjust on both ends after Game 1 beating

first_imgGolden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, top, defends a shot by Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love during the second half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. APOAKLAND, California — Tyronn Lue has a new No. 1 priority for LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the NBA Finals: Stop the ball. First and foremost, then make sure Golden State’s sharpshooters have a hand in their face.Translation: Do anything and everything possible to stop Kevin Durant from driving through the paint and dunking at will with nobody even around him.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “It’s going to be a wrestling match down there, and you have to keep it going and make it tough for them and just try to wear them out,” said Cavs center Tristan Thompson, held scoreless in the opener.The Warriors are plenty confident even if Cleveland closes out on the perimeter. Both teams were slow getting started offensively after long layoffs: nine days for Golden State, six for the Cavs.Cleveland shot 11 for 31 from long range and the Warriors 12 of 33. But Golden State hit 9 for 20 from deep in the second half on the way to 106 total shots — a jaw-dropping 20 more than the Cavs — while attacking at every chance when Cleveland just couldn’t keep up with Steph and KD.Draymond Green loved watching Durant do his thing with ease down the middle in his first Finals game for Golden State.“Going into the game I know what their game plan is, and it’s to take the 3 away,” Green said. “Now to say that you’re going to get that many open lanes, you can’t forecast that. You can’t go into the game saying, ‘Oh, KD is going to have six driving lanes to the rim and where don’t get touched and he dunks. You just can’t forecast that.”James, in his seventh straight Finals, has a remarkable run of having won at least one game on the road in 29 straight postseason series. On Sunday, King James will try to make it 30.“We had a lot of unforced turnovers. Some of them were from aggression,” James said. “I had two charges, that’s aggression. I can take those. But also had some when I got caught in the air and tried to make some skip passes and they were able to pick them off. Those are like pick sixes. That’s like throwing the ball to Deion Sanders. Most of the time it’s going to be a touchdown going the other way.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Well, I’m pretty sure that won’t happen tomorrow,” Durant said with a grin Saturday. “They will be way more physical. They’re going to be way more aggressive in the pick-and-roll on the offensive end and defensively. They’re going to try to get their 3-point shooters going and rebound the ball. They’re going to try to get more offensive rebounds. They’re just going to muck the game up and be physical.”That’s the plan for the defending champions Sunday night and will be key if they want to even the best-of-seven series and look respectable after the Warriors whipped them 113-91 Thursday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDurant scored 38 points and dunked easily, six times in the first half alone and many of which he went untouched to the rim.“We can’t let Durant get easy baskets like that,” Lue said as his team practiced at Warriors headquarters amid a media frenzy. “With him being probably one of the best scorers in the NBA, you can’t give guys like that easy opportunities at the basket.” Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP MOST READcenter_img View comments Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Taking care of the ball will be equally important after that became a major problem in the opener for Cleveland, which committed 20 turnovers in an uncharacteristically sloppy game.The 13-0 Warriors are on a roll and matched a Finals low with only four turnovers, and if Klay Thompson finds his shooting touch at last it could be another tough day on defense for the Cavs. They want to get physical, contest shots, somehow find a way to get Golden State out of its groove.“Effort, effort, yep,” Kyrie Irving said matter-of-factly. “And our ability to make sure that when we’re mismatched in transition, that the only thing that matters is stopping the basketball and settling down in the half court, then we match up from there.”Durant and Curry combined for 66 points and 18 assists, moving the Warriors three straight wins from becoming the first team to go unbeaten on the way to a title.Not that they’re discussing it. While Cleveland searches for the right adjustments, Golden State’s roster of perfectionists believes it can play far better still with KD and Steph leading the way, or any of the others who are capable of getting hot in a hurry.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast ‘Spectacular’ Ronaldo revels in Madrid’s dream finalelast_img read more

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10 months agoEx-Juventus coach Capello tells Napoli: Don’t give up!

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Ex-Juventus coach Capello tells Napoli: Don’t give up!by Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Juventus coach Fabio Capello has urged their rivals not to give up on the Scudetto.Capello believes Napoli are capable of catching the Serie A leaders.“I don’t agree, look at the available points,” Capello insisted in an interview with Il Messaggero.“Those who are chasing Juventus must not give up, Napoli and the others. The fans are used to it, the Bianconeri have been dominating for seven years, but the passion is still there.“In Milan it has even grown.” last_img