College Access Plan is Back in Session at PUSD Schools

first_img Community News Community News More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 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. HerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeauty Education College Access Plan is Back in Session at PUSD Schools From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 | 12:04 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img Business 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 With the start of a new school year, Pasadena-based nonprofit College Access Plan (CAP) ( is excited to resume its on-campus, college-preparedness programs at John Muir, Pasadena, and Blair high schools. In the 2012-2013 academic year alone, 410 high school students participated in CAP’s one-to-one college advisement and small group workshop programs at these three schools, including over 250 seniors. This fall, CAP is expanding by hiring two new program coordinators and adding programs to Marshall Fundamental High School and Blair Middle School. CAP’s new line-up allows the organization to reach a wider student population in PUSD and help them achieve their big college dreams. Students are invited to take advantage of CAP’s drop-in, no commitment programs, which are offered throughout the school year.CAP’s after-school programs are unique because there are no barriers to entry; CAP serves all motivated students, regardless of academic record or ability to consistently attend programs. Students can drop in once with questions about a college application or about financial aid, or they can take advantage of the full range of CAP’s services, beginning in with college and career exploration, developing effective communication skills, preparing and maintaining a résumé, and academic planning and ending with college applications, financial aid forms, high school graduation, and college attendance.Manual Rustin, Social Science Teacher at John Muir High School observes: “CAP is able to provide not only the knowledge but a lot of the nurturing. I’ve had students who are really timid and don’t know or don’t feel like they’re comfortable with reaching out to somebody, or students who are hesitant to just communicate that they know nothing about what to do or what they should be doing. And each time I’ve gone into CAP, it’s…a really nurturing atmosphere and very flexible, as well, versus some programs where you have to sign up or apply ahead of time.”Mariah Holden, 2013 Pasadena High School graduate and CAP alumna who is attending NYU adds: “A lot of the college programs these days are very expensive, and…I wanted the help–the extra assistance–because I know that my parents…could guide me in the right direction, but I would need something more intricate and involved. So I thought it was very cool and that it was free and after school, so I was like ‘cool, let’s do this!’”CAP’s programs will begin August 19th for the fall 2013 semester, and all students are invited to come check out what CAP has to offer. A schedule of CAP’s programs at participating PUSD high schools and middle schools can be found on CAP’s website ( College Access PlanCollege Access Plan is a Pasadena 501c3 nonprofit that prepares underserved students to succeed in college. Through partnerships with PUSD, Pasadena LEARNs, and Mustangs on the Move, CAP provides drop-in college advisement and topic-specific workshops at four PUSD high schools as well as Blair and Washington middle schools. CAP’s programs are open to all students who aspire to Dream Bigger about their futures. Subscribe 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Finding “hidden” talent on your team

first_imgEveryone wants “top talent,” but many struggle with properly evaluating and developing it. Like most other aspects of management, discovering talent is part skill and part, well, talent. Finding talent requires a certain openness and willingness to steer clear of traditional thinking about what makes someone good at what they do. Let’s take the hiring process, for example. Far too often we buy into the myth of the “charismatic” employee whose gift for articulation and self-promotion naturally indicates superior skills and ability. They are so confident and upbeat; they must be talented, right? Um…wrong. Or, perhaps through lack of time and energy, we assume that someone who’s been responsible for performing certain tasks in the past will competently perform those tasks in the future. We don’t stop to ask ourselves (or the job candidate) how well the job was done. This mindset packs a double negative whammy. It provides a false self of who’s right for the role and encourages us to dismiss others who would be right, if only we had considered that transferrable skills can be as valid as past experience. Post hire, it becomes far too easy to stop paying attention to what’s working with the new employee and instead focus on what’s not. Sadly, however, that’s a sure way to lose sight of the individual’s strengths, taking for granted that a task is simple because a skilled employee makes it look that way.Putting this all together, it’s a safe assumption that the people on your team possess their share of “hidden” talents that either weren’t detected during the hiring process (everyone was too busy matching trait for trait to the job description) or haven’t been appreciated (since everyone is too busy trying to fix the employee’s “flaws.”) What a waste! Instead of the status quo, how can you draw your employees’ underappreciated abilities to the forefront, and in so doing create a win-win for the organization and the staff? #1. Get Your Worldview in OrderWhat we do is a direct result of what we believe, and if you believe that anyone can be taught to do anything, you’ll be bent on remediating employee “weaknesses” rather than focusing on employee strengths that could be developed for the betterment of the organization. Example: John B. is a branch manager. John was an MSR in a previous life and knows everything worth knowing about the credit union business. He’s also affable, dependable, and wholly trustworthy. However, John’s boss is often critical of the one thing John isn’t so good at — paperwork. One time John’s boss got so frustrated he complained to HR. Paula in HR heard the boss out. She knows John and is very familiar with his reputation as a hard and effective worker. She wonders aloud whether John’s administrative duties shouldn’t be delegated to someone else, leaving John more time to concentrate on what he does best. But the boss doesn’t like that idea. He’s insistent that paperwork is a part of the job, and John needs to get better at it. He recommends the company send John to time management training. Paula just shakes her head. The bottom line. Everyone isn’t naturally good at everything. People have innate talents. Better to exploit those than over-rely on training to fix “flaws.” #2. Mind Your Employee’s MotivationWhat makes your employees tick? Why do they work for your company and not someone else’s? Most people need a paycheck, that’s a given. However, money alone doesn’t motivate. Once an employee’s basic financial needs are met, people look for much more from work – such as affinity with mission as well as validation, community, intellectual stimulation, and even power. Knowing what drives your employees can help guide them to better performance. Omnia’s behavioral assessments are an excellent and objective way to solicit this valuable information.Example: Nancy K. is an MSR. Nancy has a “helping personality” and enjoys answering member queries and generally working with people to solve their problems. She has been with the company several years and understands how things work. Recently, Nancy was told by her manager that customer service reps will soon be expected to add “upselling” to their repertoire. In fact, each rep will be responsible for meeting a monthly sales quota. On the plus side, workers who exceed goal will be eligible for a cash bonus. Nancy likes the idea of a bonus, but she’s terrified she won’t be able to meet her quota, and she hates the idea of “pushing” product on members. She’s heartbroken at the thought that she may have to quit (or be removed from) a job she’s enjoyed for so long.The bottom line. This new initiative is sure to fail if Nancy’s employer doesn’t figure out that Nancy is motivated by the opportunity to assist customers rather than the prospect of earning additional cash. What’s more, Nancy views upselling as counter to helping members. Now imagine if the boss understood all that? Instead of a set up for failure, Nancy could be coached to view upselling as an additional way to help members by exposing them to services they need but may be unaware of. To sum things up, your employees probably have talents you haven’t discovered yet. However, bringing these “hidden talents” out and into the light is entirely possible if you keep an open mind and your eye on what motivates your staff. 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Carletta Clyatt Carletta Clyatt, a popular seminar speaker, is the SVP at The Omnia Group.  She offers clients advice on how to manage more effectively and gain insight into employee strengths, weaknesses … Web: Detailslast_img read more

BiH U-17 football team defeated Montenegro

first_imgIn their first match of UEFA Development Mini Tournament in Umag, BiH U-17 football team defeated the team of Montenegro with 1:0. The only goal of the match was scored by Zinedin Mustedanagić in the 69th minute of the match.Tomorrow, BiH will play the second match of the tournament with Macedonia, which was defeated today by Croatia with 2:0.BiH: Čutahija, Todorović, Čorović, Gojak (Herić), Duraković, Orošlić, Osmanović (Hadžiahmetović (Čolić)), Gljiva (Dursun), Salihagić (Kremenović), Mustedanagić (cap), Lelić (Mušanović). Manager: Sakib MalkočevićMontenegro: Vuksanović (Rosandić), Knežević, Božović, Marković (Rašo), Đukić, Popović (Orlandić), Vukčević (Đurković), Boričić (cap), Camaj, Burzanović, Vujinović (Hadžiosmanović). Manager: Boris Ljuticalast_img read more

Despite Tablet Mania, Laptops Still Selling in Record Numbers

first_imgDespite the world’s love affair with the iPad and other tablets, and ongoing economic concerns (particularly the debt-crisis in Europe), sales of plain old fashioned laptops are still strong. According to Focus Taiwan, Quanta, the world’s largest contract laptop manufacturer, reported record laptop sales in June. The Taiwanese company, responsible for manufacturing laptops for Dell and many other companies, is said to have shipped 4.8 million laptops in June – $3.1 billion worth.Both numbers are new records for the company, which also saw improved sales between January and April, but a slight drop in May. Enterprise adoption of the iPad has been swift and IBM has speculated that tablets could take the place of notebooks for executives. But Quanta’s sales show that for the time being, the laptop is still the king of the mobile enterprise.Focus Taiwan cited analysts crediting the higher sales to economic stabilization in the eurozone. According InfoWorld, Quanta credits the strong sales in part to customers putting in July orders early, and the easing of shortages of certain Intel components such as the Core i3 and Core i5. But April was also a record setting month for the manufacturer, and it expects strong sales in August as well.Despite strong hardware sales, Quanta has been expanding into cloud services as well. Earlier this month, Quanta announced a partnership with Taiwan’s largest telecom, Chunghwa Telecom, to begin providing cloud computing services. The partnership followed Quanta’s cloud computing partnership with MIT. Image: a GRiD Compass, one of the world’s first laptops. Via Old Computers. klint finley Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#mobile#news last_img read more

Ateneo downs FEU for 3-0 start

first_imgMOST READ Thirdy Ravena had an all-around game with 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for Ateneo.FEU battled back in the fourth with Arvin Tolentino cutting the lead down to nine, 87-78, on a triple but Matt Nieto had the quick counter hitting a three of his own to put Ateneo back up by a dozen, 90-78, with 3:09 left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingRavena, then, essentially finished FEU after tipping in Anton Asistio’s missed three at the 2:30 mark to give Ateneo a 92-80 lead.Ateneo coach Sandy Arespacochaga was proud of what his team had done on the offensive side of the floor but he wanted more effort on the defensive end after they allowed FEU to score more than 80 points. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo remained spotless in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball fending off Far Eastern University, 94-82, Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Blue Eagles have the best record in the league with a 3-0 card while the Tamaraws are at 1-2.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “It’s a high-scoring game and we shot well from the field, even from the three-point line,” said Arespacochaga. “But we also gave a lot of points to FEU and they shot the ball well also and they got to the line a lot of times more than what we would’ve wanted to.”“But we’re happy to come off with a win, especially since this is our third game in eight days.”Anton Asistio added 16 points while Matt Nieto and Vince Tolentino combined for 21 points.Wendell Comboy had 12 points to lead the Tamaraws.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul PH bid in Aimag goes in full swing For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments 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 Gameslast_img read more

Dhoni blames IPL for World T20 debacle

first_imgAfter a hat-trick of humiliating defeats in the Super 8 stage that saw India being thrown out of World T20 championship on Tuesday, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the loss on IPL.According to the captain, the IPL parties have hurt India. Calling the IPL parties a distraction, Dhoni has held them responsible for player burnout.Blaming the IPL for the poor performance of his team in the world championship, Dhoni said late night games and parties wore out the players.He felt that the players have been adversely affected by the overdose of IPL and advised them to learn to balance between the game and the parties.Speaking to media after the humiliating loss to Sri Lanka Dhoni said, “IPL parties hurt India. It is a distraction for players. Late night games and parties can wear out players. Players should know how to balance between the two. Thankfully next year WC is before IPL.”last_img read more

a month agoCrystal Palace boss Hodgson confident Zaha will find his best form

first_imgCrystal Palace boss Hodgson confident Zaha will find his best formby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson is confident Wilfried Zaha will find his best form soon.The 26-year-old winger was a target for both Arsenal and Everton during the summer and is reported to have handed in a late transfer request in the hope of pushing through a move.After resuming domestic action following a late return from the Africa Cup of Nations, Zaha has so far failed to open his account for the new season or provide any assists.Hodgson said: “Very few people in our teams have scored goals, we’ve only scored three so it is quite easy to remember who the goalscorers were.”As for assists it is only three possible assists, so it is probably a little unkind to start saying ‘you are not assisting enough or scoring enough.”I would say that we expect a lot more from Wilf in terms of assists and goals and I think that we are going to get it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Alabama Football Released This Hype Video

first_imgNick Saban speaking to Alabama players.Alabama Football/InstagramAlabama is ready for football.Are you?You will be after watching the following hype video.The Crimson Tide released this, “Who is ready for some Alabama football?” hype video on Instagram.Check it out:Alabama, No. 1 in both the preseason polls, opens its season on Saturday, Sept. 3 against USC at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.last_img

G7 allies prepare for clash over tariffs with Trump at leaders summit

first_imgWHISTLER, B.C. – Group of Seven nations moved closer to a trade war with the United States on Saturday, as six members of the exclusive club singled out their American partner over tariffs they warn have undermined open trade and shaken confidence in the global economy.The group’s highly unusual public rebuke of one of its own members called out the U.S. for hefty steel and aluminum tariffs the Trump administration imposed in recent days on its G7 friends.U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariffs are driving a wedge in the G7 — and laying the groundwork for a potential clash among its leaders next week in Quebec’s Charlevoix region.Allies including Canada and the European Union are threatening retaliatory tariffs in hope of forcing Trump to back down from his position.G7 finance ministers and central bankers crafted a message to Washington Saturday at the end of a three-day meeting in Whistler, B.C. The gathering, meant to explore economic issues ahead of the leaders’ summit, featured discussions on trade that one minister described as “tense and tough.”In the joint “chair’s summary,” they asked their counterpart, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, to “communicate their unanimous concern and disappointment” to his boss.Ministers urged the U.S. to quickly abandon the tariffs ahead of the leaders’ summit before the move causes deeper divisions within the G7.“The international community is faced with significant economic and security issues, which are best addressed through a united front from G7 countries,” said the summary, was agreed to by the ministers.“Members continue to make progress on behalf of our citizens, but recognize that this collaboration and co-operation has been put at risk by trade actions against other members.”Finance Minister Bill Morneau, who chaired the Whistler meetings, said even though the group found common ground on many subjects, G7 members are now forced to do whatever they can to convince Trump to move back from the tariffs.“We are concerned that these actions are actually not conducive to helping our economy — they actually are destructive. And that’s consistently held across the six countries that expressed their point of view to Secretary Mnuchin,” Morneau told reporters in Whistler.“I would expect that those sorts of sentiments will be passed along to the leaders’ round, and they will have a similar sort of discussion.”Morneau has called the steel and aluminum tariffs “absurd,” because Canada is by no means a security risk to the U.S. He’s warned the measures will destroy jobs on both sides of the border.France’s Bruno Le Maire, the finance and economy minister, was more blunt in his assessment of the Whistler meetings, where ministers confronted Mnuchin.“It has been a tense and tough G7 — I would say it’s been far more a G6 plus one than a G7,” said Le Maire, who called the tariffs “unjustified.”“We regret that our common work together at the level of the G7 has been put at risk by the decisions taken by the American administration on trade and on tariffs.”Le Maire said it’s now up to the U.S. to take action to rebuild confidence among G7 members — and to avoid any escalation next week during the G7 leaders’ summit.That summit, which will be hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, will also mark Trump’s first visit to Canada as president.On Saturday, Mnuchin told a news conference in Whistler that despite the differences in the room over trade, there were many areas the group was “completely united on.”“I think there was a comment out there that (this was) the G6 plus one. It was not… We believe in the G7, it’s an important group,” Mnuchin said.“I’m sure that the president looks forward to coming to Canada and meeting all the other leaders with many, many important issues going on throughout the world.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

Sleep Country Canada to acquire mattressinabox retailer Endy in 89M deal

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:ZZZ)The Canadian Press TORONTO — Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. says it will acquire online mattress retailer Endy for nearly $89 million.The Toronto-based company says it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the mattress-in-a-box firm, a Canadian start-up that launched in 2015.Sleep Country Canada will pay $88.7 million, with $63.7 million cash at closing and up to $25 million more in cash in early 2021 if certain growth and profitability targets are achieved in the previous year.The company’s revolving credit facility will be upsized by $60 million to $210 million to finance the transaction.The deal is subject to customary closing conditions and expected to close on Dec. 6 of this year.Sleep Country already sells a mattress-in-a-box product, Bloom, which comes in four different styles and price levels.last_img read more