Hillsides Education Center Introduces Social-Emotional Skills Development Program

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff 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. Herbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it The staff at Hillsides Education Center are looking forward to a successful 2014-2015 school year.What does GROWTH stand for?Hillsides Education Center (HEC) may have just started the new school year, but third grader Pablo*, 9, already knows the answer. “Generous, Respectful, Optimistic, Willing, Tenacious, and Honest,” he rattled off when asked.GROWTH is a new program HEC is launching for the 2014-2015 academic year that teaches students how to improve in four skill areas: tenacity, problem-solving, social awareness, and personal awareness. Students will be encouraged to set goals, complete tasks, grow their social-emotional intelligence, and create habits of self-reflection to help them reach success inside and outside the classroom.“Academic-based skills such as reading, writing, and math are very important, but so are social-emotional skills,” said HEC Director Ryan Eisenberg. “It is our job as educators to create students who are generous, respectful, optimistic, willing to try, tenacious, and honest with themselves and others.”During the first month of school, students will receive an orientation to become familiar with the GROWTH concepts. They will then be given individual plans based on their skill area needs. Their goals will be posted and integrated into the school day. As students make progress on their goals, they will be rewarded with privileges, such as an overnight trip or a celebratory dinner with staff.But the pay-off is even greater, said Eisenberg. “While we link privileges to GROWTH, the focus is more on students internalizing the importance of personal development.HEC believes in creating lasting change, and we think the GROWTH system will have a lifelong benefit to our students.”Also new at HEC this school year is a graphic design class. Students will be instructed on media design, T-shirt design, and animation projects. The school’s reading intervention program, Reading Rocks, is also being updated for the academic year with a software component that will more directly link the program with classroom lessons. Now in its second year, the reading program has been very successful. Out of 19 students participating in the program last year, four improved their reading by one grade level and five students by two grade levels. This year, HEC expects some 30 students will take advantage of the program.HEC is a K-12 therapeutic residential and day school that offers individualized education for students with social-emotional, learning, and/or behavioral challenges. HEC is one of four core programs of Hillsides. Hillsides, headquartered in Pasadena, is a premier provider dedicated to improving the well-being and functioning of children, youth, and families in need throughout Los Angeles County. For more information on HEC or Hillsides, please visit www.hillsideseducationcenter.org or www.hillsides.org. 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 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 Education Hillsides Education Center Introduces Social-Emotional Skills Development Program For 2014-2015 School Year From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | 12:14 pm Subscribe Business News Community News Community News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

The Week Ahead: Looking at Mortgage Loan Defect Levels

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Looking at Mortgage Loan Defect Levels This week, First American will release its Loan Application Defect Index that reflects estimated mortgage loan defect rates over time, by geography and loan type and also showcases market specific comparisons of mortgage loan defect levels. The index also estimates the frequency of defects, fraudulence, and misrepresentation in the information submitted in mortgage loan applications. The data releasing this week will focus on the findings for July.In June, the index indicated that the frequency of defects, fraudulence, and misrepresentation in the information submitted in mortgage loan applications decreased by 3.8 percent compared with the previous month. The defect index for refinance transactions was down 2.8 percent compared with the previous month and 1.4 percent lower than a year ago. “Only five major metropolitan markets experienced an increase in overall defect, fraud and misrepresentation risk compared with a year ago. Many markets experienced significant declines of 10 percent or more,” said Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead:S&P CoreLogic Case Shiller HPI, Tuesday, 9 a.m. ETMBA Mortgage Apps, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ETNAR Pending Home Sales Index, Wednesday, 10 a.m. ETConsumer Confidence Survey, Wednesday, 9 a.m. ETFreddie Mac Primary Mortgage Monitor, Thursday, 9 a.m. ETLearn more about Loan Defect Trends:Loan Defects Up Since 2017 Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home Prices Homeownership Technology 2018-08-26 Radhika Ojha The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Home Prices Homeownership Technology Previous: The Art of Networking and Winning at a Conference Next: Getting Millennial Borrowers on the Right Path Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post August 26, 2018 1,245 Views Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Looking at Mortgage Loan Defect Levels About Author: Radhika Ojha Sign up for DS News Daily Share Savelast_img read more

Jovian plasma sheet density profile from low-frequency radio waves

first_imgBy using planetary radio astronomy (PRA), plasma wave system (PWS), and Magnetometer (MAG) data from Voyager 1 and 2 (V1 and V2), essential features of the nightside Jovian plasma sheet are derived, and the density gradient of the corotating plasma structure in the middle Jovian magnetosphere is calculated. The PRA experiment gives information about the plasma wave polarization. To determine the density profile of the plasma sheet, we have derived the hinge point position of the plasma disc from MAG data and used the low‐frequency cutoffs observed at three frequencies (562 Hz, 1 kHz, and 1.78 kHz) from the PWS experiment. We show that the hinge point position varies with the solar wind ram pressure, and the plasma disc thickness decreases with distance up to about 60 RJ. The average thickness for an isodensity contour corresponding to 1 kHz is 3.29 RJ for V1 and 3.16 RJ for V2.last_img read more

Best Fests: Mountain Music Festivals

first_imgAnders Osborne at FloydFest 2012. Photo: Roger GuptaGo old school at these mountain music festivals:The Festy ExperienceOctober 11-13Roseland, Va.thefesty.com Basics: Tucked away in Nelson County at the base of Wintergreen Resort, this intimate fest sits on the scenic grounds of Devils Backbone Brewery. Through the long weekend, an eclectic mix of music combines with mountain sports, workshops, and local beer and food—all among breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding Blue Ridge.Bands: Expansive string band heroes the Infamous Stringdusters curate the line-up of this annual festival. Expect a carefully crafted roster that includes some fellow bluegrass border crashers, as well as established greats and artists on the verge in the worlds of jam, Americana, and roots rock.Set Break Escape: This is a music fest with built-in adventure. Run the Blue Ridge Burn 10K/5K trail race on Saturday morning (full disclosure: BRO organizes the race) or take on the tough singletrack of the Devils Backbone Challenge mountain bike race on Sunday.FIVE MORE…Mad Tea Party JamJune 20-23Hedgesville, W.Va.Billed as an intimate rager where you can enjoy “three days of music, camping, and silliness,” this fest features an impressive line-up of regional bands including the Werks, Zoogma, Larry Keel, Cabinet, and Kung Fu.appalachianjamwich.comBishop’s JubileeJuly 6Orkney Springs, Va.If you’re looking for some family fun and a chance to soak in the scenery of the Shenandoah Valley, bring the kids to Shrine Mont for this event that will feature tasty BBQ and bluegrass from the Naked Mountain Boys and Drymill Road.shrinemont.comWills Mountain FestivalAugust 9-11Bedford, Pa.A remote stretch of the Appalachians on the Western Maryland/Pennsylvania border is the site of this three-day roots music party that includes tunes from Yarn, Dangermuffin, the Black Lilies, and many more.wmfest.com Camp BarefootAugust 22-24Bartow, W.Va.A sonic orgy of jam and electronica acts goes down at the remote Camp Hidden Meadows in the Monongahela National Forest. Bands this year include Kyle Hollingsworth of the String Cheese Incident, EOTO, Conspirator, Tea Leaf Green, Keller Williams, and Toubab Krewe.campbarefoot.org Watermelon Park FestivalSeptember 26-28Berryville, Va.This best-kept-secret Americana festival takes place on a sweet riverside spot in the Shenandoah Valley.watermelonparkfest.comCheck out the rest of our Outdoor Festival Guide!last_img read more

Kenyan Kalalei triumphs in Athens Marathon

first_imgSamuel Kalalei crosses the finish line in AthensAthens, Greece | AFP | Samuel Kalalei won the 35th Athens Classic Marathon on Sunday as Kenyan runners dominated the gruelling, largely uphill course by sweeping the top five places in the men’s race.The 23-year-old crossed the line in two hours, 12 minutes and 17 seconds, ahead of Milton Kiplagat Rotich, who clocked 2:14.18, with Jonathan Kiptoo Yego in third at 2:16.08.The women’s race was won by 18-year-old Ethiopian Bedaru Hirpa Badane in a time of 2:34.18.Around 18,500 runners from dozens of countries took part in the authentic marathon which began near the tumulus erected for the Greek dead from the Battle of Marathon.Another 30,000 participated in the shorter 5km and 10km races in downtown Athens. According to legend, the 42km route from Marathon to Athens was first run by Pheidippides, an Athenian messenger who in 490 BC dashed to the city to announce victory over the Persians, before dying of exhaustion.Run on a four-lane concrete avenue through the urban districts of east Athens with a finish at the all-marble Panathenaic Stadium, the site of the 1896 Olympics, the race is a challenge for runners as much of it is uphill.RELATED VIDEO:Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Nikhat Zareen calls for a trial bout against Mary Kom to decide who will…

first_imgAdvertisement 6l8qaNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbfdWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1kxr( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) b4ysttWould you ever consider trying this?😱4di1bCan your students do this? 🌚yRoller skating! Powered by Firework Nikhat Zareen has called for a trial bout against Mary Kom in the category of 51Kg Boxing to decide who will represent India in the Tokyo Olympics next year. The rule of Boxing Federation of India states that only gold and silver medalists will be extempted from the trial round of Olympics qualifiers. However, BFI has now decided to send the Bronze medalist Mary Kom directly in the Olympics qualifiers.Advertisement According to Nikhat Zareen, it is going to be unfair. All should be given equal chances to represent his/her country at the biggest stage and the rule should be same to all. The rule can not change overnight to favour someone. Nikhat demands for fair play in this case.Advertisement Today, Nikhat Zareen wrote a letter to the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Kiren Rijju to look into this matter. According to her, the gold medalists like Michael Phelps also had to go through trial before the qualifying round. So, there should not be any problem for Mary Kom to participate in the trial round.The gold medalist in shooting for India, Abhinav Bindra openly supported Nikhat Zareen in Twitter. However, both of these sportspersons are attached with JSW group.India suffers double elimination in World Athletics Championships with Javelin and 4×400 relay teams failing to make the cut Advertisementlast_img read more

Democrats Seek to Fix Federal Flood Insurance Program

first_imgLast week, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) joined U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6) and other lawmakers at a Capitol press conference to announce bi-partisan flood insurance reform legislation called the National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2019, which would also reauthorize the program through 2024, but cap allowable annual premium increases to 9 percent. But how high should premiums be permitted to go? Named the National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019, the bill by U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) was unanimously approved by the House Financial Services Committee. Without increases to flood insurance premiums, that debt could continue to rise, making the program unsustainable. If the program lapses, the Federal Emergency Management Agency would continue to adjust and pay claims as premium monies enter the National Flood Insurance fund and reserve fund. If those funds are depleted, claim payments would have to wait until sufficient premium monies are received. New Jersey lawmakers are concerned about a reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program they fear could result in a dramatic spike in flood insurance premiums for Two River-area homeowners. A June 12 House bill to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program calls for premiums to rise annually up to 18 percent for primary homeowners and 25 percent for owners of vacation homes, commercial property owners and owners of “compromised total loss” properties until actuary rates are met. FEMA’s new Risk Rating 2.0 mapping system will help customers better understand their flood risk and provide them with more accurate rates based on their unique risk, the agency said. “After Super Storm Sandy, insurance companies outright refused to make good on their promises to policyholders and instead pointed to the fine print while denying families who had lost everything,” Pallone said. “New Jerseyans deserve a long-term flood insurance program reauthorization that improves the program based on the realities of major weather events like Sandy.” “They’ve still had to pay and now they’ll have to pay higher rates. It’s something we’ve been fighting about with the flood insurance program since 2009. It’s not fair to the North Middletown community. They receive no credit for being protected by the flood levee and the levee obviously works,” Mercantante said. The bill would provide a five-year reauthorization of the program, which is due to expire Sept. 30. Following a series of historic and devastating storms around the country, including Super Storm Sandy and Hurricane Irene, the program was reported to be $25 billion in debt as of July 2018. The bill also allows property owners located in flood-prone areas to borrow at low interest rates as a means to proactively elevate their homes rather than reacting to flood damages. It also limits how much private insurers can profit on writing policies. Pallone said the measure is to ensure the industry isn’t making “hand-over-fist profits at the expense of program sustainability.” Middletown Township administrator Anthony P. Mercantante said he hopes whatever legislation is adopted will begin to treat residents in the coastal North Middletown section of the municipality fairly. Thanks to a levee that runs adjacent to Pews Creek, extending in a westerly direction from Port Monmouth Road near Monmouth Cove Marina to Route 36, “virtually no homes were flooded” during Super Storm Sandy, Mercantante said. But homeowners there still pay high flood insurance premiums. The bill also aims to trim administrative fees paid to private insurance companies, which would create a cost savings for the program without a reduction of services. “It’s not affordable,” Menendez said of Waters’ bill in a July 16 press conference. “In fact, homeowner premiums will likely double ever y four years and possibly even sooner than that.” But George Kasimos, who heads the Toms River-based organization Stop FEMA Now, is dubious, calling the last mapping change after Super Storm Sandy “a mess.” “Now they’re changing the process again and it could hit property owners in the Bayshore hard. Their mapping system hasn’t gotten it right yet,” said Kasimos. Berkeley, Brick, Lacey, Toms River and Point Pleasant recently passed resolutions denouncing aspects of the House bill for the potential premium hikes and proposed mapping updates, which they say could result in higher rates for those situated closer to bays, oceans and rivers. “In some cases around the state you’re talking about premiums that can increase by $3,000 a year. And if you try to sell that proper ty you’ll have a hard time trying to find someone who will buy it,” said Kasimos, who is also a real estate agent and broker. “It’ll be a game of musical chairs and the last guy is going to be sitting in a home he won’t be able to sell.”last_img read more

Kevin Durant’s return: A sports medicine specialist shares what to expect

first_imgTORONTO – After nearly a month full of mystery surrounding his progress and his eventual return, Kevin Durant finally experienced a moment of clarity on his injured right calf. Durant is expected to play when the Warriors face the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday.Granted, Durant’s return elicits more questions. To what extent can Durant mirror his league-leading 34.2 points he averaged during the NBA playoffs before injuring his right calf in Game 5 of the Western …last_img read more

Buck Up; We’re Stuck on Earth

first_img(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Star Trek is out, scientists have found.  Our bodies can’t take extended space travel.Science Daily reported, “Houston: we have a problem.”  Italian scientists studied epithelial cells growing in the International Space Station and found them aging much more rapidly than on earth.  “Space-flown cells differentially expressed more than 1,000 genes and secreted high amounts of pro-inflammatory cytokines,” they discovered.  “Ultimately, this induced significant oxidative stress, causing inflammation among endothelial cells, which in turn, led to atherosclerosis and cell senescence (biological aging).”So unless future space travelers have kids quick and train them well, long trips seem unlikely.  And who knows what other deleterious effects will be found on the body during exposure to microgravity and cosmic rays?  “We’ve evolved to rely on gravity to regulate our biology, and without it, our tissues become confused,” the journal editor remarked.  “Worst of all: they age faster!”Good grief; we didn’t “evolve to” rely on gravity.  We were created to thrive on the environment we were given.  “The heavens are the Lord’s heavens, but the earth he has given to the children of man” (Psalm 116:15).   But even with our feet on terra firma, we grow old, groaning under the curse (Romans 8).The only way to achieve star travel will be to get a new body in heaven that is not subject to aging and decay.  The only way to qualify is to repent and believe the gospel (John 3,).  For those of us who have accepted Christ’s free gift of salvation (see map), part of our inheritance will be a new, glorified body ( I Corinthians 15).  What will it be like?  We don’t know, except that Paul compares the old to a buried seed and the new to a sprouted plant.  We will be like Christ, John said, because we will see Him as He is (I John 3:2).  After His resurrection, Jesus was not limited by space and time; locked doors could not keep Him out, and He could appear and vanish at will.  Dr. A. E. Wilder-Smith speculated that these appearances sound like the resurrected Christ was walking in a higher dimension.  Just as the inhabitants of Flatland would be baffled by footprints in their world, we would be flabbergasted by someone appearing out of nowhere and vanishing.In the new heavens and earth, there will be no more tears, sickness, or death, because we will be raised incorruptible (1 Peter 1:3-8).  Although there will be a new earth, the saints may not be limited to it.  Since we will be like the angels in heaven, as Jesus said (Matthew 22:30), we may have the universe open to us for exploration.  Paul said that eye has not seen, nor ear heard, the things God has prepared for those who love Him (I Corinthians 2:9).  Whatever we find, we know it will be fantastic beyond all imagination, most of all because we will see our Redeemer face to face and be overwhelmed with the glory of God, the Creator of all things.  Will you be there?  Don’t trust in mythical Star Trek hopes.  You won’t live long enough to see a starship, even if one is ever deemed theoretically possible.  If you rode on it, your body would age to death long before reaching the nearest star, even if you didn’t become demented (1/06/13).  No one has observed physical beings traveling across the galaxy, but there are many eyewitnesses of the risen Christ (more than 500 at one time, I Cor. 15:6, many who were still living when Paul wrote about it).  New Testament authors Peter, John, Matthew, James, Jude, and Paul were all eyewitnesses, not wavering in their testimony all the way to martyrdom, along with all the other apostles.In these pages we have repeatedly shown that true science falsifies Darwinian evolution and other secular origin myths.  We have also demonstrated that true science is consistent with the Bible (e.g., 10/27/13).  If you respect observation and evidence, it’s time to go where the evidence leads, like the skeptical atheist Lee Strobel did.  When he examined the evidence, he found it so strong, he decided it took more faith to maintain his atheism than to become a Christian.  See his story in The Case for a Creator (watch on YouTube) and The Case for Christ.  We hope you enjoy our science reporting here, but don’t stop with mere knowledge.  It’s time to grow out of Trekkie adolescence and embrace mature responsible choices between fact and fiction, between myth and reality, between life and death.  Billy Graham, in his 95th birthday special airing this weekend, shares the message he has faithfully preached to millions of people for decades, a legacy that his son, daughter and grandson are continuing.  His aging body is going the way of all the earth, but his soul is filled with living hope and confidence.  The message is simple.  It’s for everyone.  It’s the answer.  Come to the cross.last_img read more

South Africans flying the flag for African excellence

first_imgBrand South Africa board member Thebe Ikalafeng is amongst New African magazine’s 100 Most Influential Africans. He joins a list made up of heavyweights such as Elon Musk, Trevor Noah and Nkosozana Dlamini Zuma. (Image: Shamin Chibba)Johannesburg, Thursday 26 November 2015 – Brand South Africa salutes the 100 Most Influential Africans announced earlier this week by the New African magazine for flying the African flag of excellence. Sixteen South Africans are amongst the 100 most influential Africans.South Africans who are on the list of the 100 Most Influential Africans come from a range of categories including politics, business, civil society, arts and culture, technology and the media.NameCategoryCurrent African Union Commission Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini ZumaPublic OfficeCurrent Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-NgcukaPublic OfficeFormer South African President Thabo MbekiPublic OfficeCurrent leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius MalemaPoliticsCurrent leader of the Democratic Alliance. Mmusi MaimanePoliticsHassan Sheikh MohamudPoliticsIvan GlasenbergBusinessElon MuskBusinessIvor IchikowitzBusinessThebe IkalafengBusinessDan MatjilaBusinessStudentsCivil societyThato KgatlhanyeTechnologyTrevor NoahMediaGugu Mbatha-RawCultureAnaso JoborwanaSportsCongratulating the nominees, Brand South Africa’s CEO Mr Kingsley Makhubela said, “It takes all citizens to build South Africa’s reputation and change perceptions about our country. This applies to our continent as well. Your actions and achievements say to the world that African citizens are flying our respective national flags in a range of areas which will ultimately contribute to the implementation of Agenda 2063. You also say to other citizens of the continent that the efforts of individuals can make a difference. Brand South Africa congratulates you for playing your part,” concluded Mr Makhubela.last_img read more