Hathaway-Sycamores Youth Play the Altadena Sheriffs Station in Friendly Basketball Tournament

first_img Business News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Gatherings Hathaway-Sycamores Youth Play the Altadena Sheriffs Station in Friendly Basketball Tournament From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, August 6, 2018 | 11:53 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment 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. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy center_img Community News 132 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Hathaway-Sycamores held the 3rd Annual Youth vs. Altadena Sheriffs Basketball Game at its El Nido Residential Campus in Altadena, thanks to the generous support of volunteer group, Las Candelas. Youth teams went head-to-head with the sheriffs for some friendly competition as they were cheered on by enthusiastic attendees.The tournament is intended to give the youth living on campus an opportunity to get to know law enforcement officials, and to view them as allies providing a support system, rather than perceiving them as an intimidating presence.Assemblymember Christopher Holden was present to give a warm welcome and to hand out plaques of recognition to key supporters, “This tournament is for a good cause, and recognizes the great accomplishments and the wonderful community partnership between Hathaway-Sycamores and our LA County Sheriff’s Department.”The shared experience of competing on the basketball court built camaraderie that continued off the court when attendees got to know each other over delicious tacos prepared by Los Tacos. Youth had the chance to ask questions of the group, share about themselves, and create lasting connections with law enforcement in their community.“The goal is very simple: to improve the relationship between our community, our foster youth and our law enforcement,” explained Hathaway-Sycamores Senior Vice President, Joe Ford.Others in attendance included Christian Daly, a representative from the office of Supervisor Kathryn Barger, representatives from law enforcement, the fire department, Department of Children and Family Services, Probation, Las Candelas and PickUp USA Fitness.Located adjacent to JPL, Hathaway-Sycamores’ El Nido residential campus is home to some 50 boys from 6 to 18 years old at any given time. All of the boys are in the foster care system, and campus programs include Foster Care and Adoption Services, Shelter Care and out-of- home care for boys with severe challenges that prevent them from living safely at home. The youth who come to El Nido are at a critical crisis point in their lives as many have suffered from trauma, abuse or neglect in the past. The caring staff at El Nido is dedicated to helping the youth turn the situation around and to create more promising futures. The boys live in cottages on a 5-acre campus, where relatives, clinicians and case workers work together to reunite them with family.For more information about the El Nido Campus, visit www.hathaway-sycamores.org.About Hathaway-Sycamores:Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services is a highly respected mental health and welfare agency with 10 locations throughout Southern California. For over 115 years, Hathaway-Sycamores has been investing in people. We provide innovative and effective programs and services through a network of locations stretching across Los Angeles and the San Fernando, San Gabriel, and Antelope Valleys for children, youth, young adults, and families facing serious life challenges. Our highly effective behavioral health services impact more than 12,000 lives annually. Services include: residential treatment; transitional shelter care; foster care and adoption; transitional living assistance for emancipated foster youth; outpatient and school-based mental health services; wraparound/in-home services; psychiatric services; psychological testing; educational support services; and after-school tutoring/enrichment. Hathaway-Sycamores is licensed by the Community Care Licensing Division of the California Department of Social Services, certified by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, LAHSA funded and accredited through The Joint Commission. To learn more, visit http://www.hathaway-sycamores.org. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Student wins prestigious art prize

first_imgA recent Oxford Fine Arts graduate has won a prestigious contemporary art prize from the Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4.Jack Stanton, 24, who graduated this year with a BFA from the University’s Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, was awarded the New Sensations Prize, which is open to all BA or MA students graduating in a particular year from a UK or Republic of Ireland art school, for work he was asked to produce as one of four finalists in the competition. In addition to a gallery showing of the winning artist’s work, the prize brings with it a cash award, the amount of which is not made public.First awarded in 2007, the New Sensations Prize is known by some as the “baby Turner Prize,” a reference to the highly influential Turner Prize, winners of which include contemporary art heavyweights Damien Hirst and Anish Kapoor. New Sensations’ promoters bill their award as “the most important annual prize for emerging artists” in the UK.Stanton’s winning entry featured an installation called “The Personality Agreement,” in which different “morsels” of sampled video were shown on two large screens while original music by Stanton played alongside. The eight-minute “operetta” explores what the artist sees as contradictory representations of adolescence in the mass media.In another video made for the project, Stanton explains his process: “I approach my artwork with the mindset of a pop musician… Usually I gather an array of imagery from found material, then I zoom in to isolate whatever it is that interests me, searching for moments that function independently of their origins [and reveal] something of the inner workings of our digital reality… in a camp, dumb sort of way.”The artist told Cherwell he was pleasantly surprised at his win. “I think virtually everyone in my 3rd year at The Ruskin applied for New Sensations after our degree show,” he said. “Its just something you’re encouraged to do. … I had no expectation of getting through to the long-list, let alone getting a bursary to make new work for the show.”Elizabeth Price, a fellow of Lady Margaret Hall and Stanton’s tutor during his final year at the Ruskin said she was “delighted, but not unduly surprised” by the news. “I thought he had an exciting future in the profession,” she said. “This high profile Prize confirms his great potential, and will bring him many exciting opportunities to publicly fulfil. It’s great for the Ruskin too – as it builds our reputation as an art school generating innovative, experimental contemporary art.”Current Ruskin fine artists expressed admiration at Stanton’s achievement, and cited the School as a source of inspiration and encouragement. “Jack Stanton won because he deserved to win and because he was encouraged to win,” said Irina Iordache, a second-year fine artist at Christ Church, “That’s what the Ruskin does for you: it constantly pushes you outside your comfort zone; it makes you want to give your best.”Stanton also praised the Ruskin School’s approach. “I think the two most valuable things that the school offers are the freedom to explore whatever avenue a student wishes to take, and that this work is then taken so seriously by the tutors,” he said.The shortlist for the prize, which was revealed in late September and included 20 candidates, included three other recent graduates of the Ruskin school in addition to Stanton: Rhea Storr, James Cross and Finbar Ward. Ruskin graduates made up twenty percent of the shortlisted candidates.Stanton is currently working on developing a two-person frisbee game with Ward, the court for which they are building in the basement of the Cock ’n’ Bull Gallery, Shoreditch.last_img read more

Lessons of the Week! Idina Menzel, Rafael Nadal & More

first_img View Comments Happy Friday! Before you head off for your exciting Labor Day Weekend festivities, we need to make sure you’re up-to-speed on what’s been happening on the Great White Way this week. We sure learned a lot about the history of shirtless Valjeans, where all the shoes on Broadway are ending up and more. Read all about it in the Lessons of the Week!Queen Lesli Is a Shoe ThiefLesli Margherita has conquered nearly 1,000 performances as Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda (and roughly that many vlog episodes). Amy Spanger’s going to have some big shoes to fill when she…wait. Where are they?! Lesli says she’ll really miss her pink sparkle dance shoes and might just steal them. Are they waterproof?Taye Is a Double Shoe ThiefWho knew it was possible to one-up Queen Lesli? While lounging on the Broadway.com couch, Hedwig star Taye Diggs revealed that when he leaves the show later this month, he wants to take Hedwig’s gold heels and Tommy Gnosis’ bedazzled Converses. We get it, guys. All of Broadway has a shoe fetish.Idina Has a Wicked Secret PastSeriously?! Enough with the damn shoes. Before she was belting her face off in green makeup and getting a Tony for it, Idina Menzel was rocking ruby slippers. She recently Instagrammed a shot of a wee Men(t)zel dressed as Dorothy—a.k.a. “the other one.” If you’re going to imprison a “wretched little farm girl,” you should at least walk a mile in her shoes.Camryn Manheim Knows the Brooks WellCamryn Manheim’s making her Great White Way debut in Spring Awakening starting next week, but she’s technically been on Broadway before…in the very same theater. On Andy Mientus’ premiere vlog episode, the Emmy winner revealed she used to bartend there back in the ‘80s. We’re pretty sure that entitles you to free intermission drinks, Cam.Hedwig Almost Had Dead PetzShe has a well-documented affinity for wigs, and apparently Miley Cyrus was in talks to pull some more down from the shelf on Broadway. She’s said some enlightening things on gender identity in the past and is well-versed in the art of glitter, but alas, Hedwig is closing soon. Sorry, Miley. No gold heels and bedazzled Converses for you.Rock Stars Love Bikini BottomIn case you’ve forgotten, Spongebob Squarepants is surfing to Chicago and probably Broadway. Are ya ready, kids?! No? Well, a bunch of rock legends are. The show will feature original tunes by Bowie, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry and more. We hear the role of Spongebob has already been cast, but if that falls through, we have a certain six-time Tony winner in mind.The Phantom Could Have Mean TopspinWhile tennis/underwear superstar Rafael Nadal is in town for the U.S. Open, don’t be surprised if he stops by the Majestic Theatre. He loves Phantom so much he’s seen it “like seven times.” Andrew Lloyd Webber is game and said Rafa would make a “wonderful” Phantom if he could sing. There you have it. The secret to an ace serve? Slowly, gently…Alfie Boe Pioneered the Shirtless ValjeanWe know you know Ramin Karimloo’s Jean Valjean loved to show off his prison-workout bod. How do we know? Because we’ve linked to this 24,601 times before. New Les Miz star Alfie Boe revealed, however, that he actually ripped off his shirt in the West End before Ramin played the role. He won’t take it off on Broadway, though. Ugh. Rafa would…if he could sing.Brad & Brooks Are St. James SoulmatesBetween a friendly baseball rivalry, a hotdog machine and an assortment of booze, Something Rotten! co-stars Brad Oscar and Brooks Ashmanskas have it made in their shared dressing room. It also helps that they both have a history there: the two appeared in The Producers together. Brooks understudied Leo and went on a few times opposite Brad’s Max. They truly never quit, hit after hit!Guarini Has a Strawsome Co-StarJustin Guarini’s leading Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical, the countrified Broadway-bound musical in Dallas, and we just got a look at the stars. Two things to note: He’s not wearing a cowboy hat (yet), and they’re all dwarfed by a giant haystack. We’re excited for Justin and the gang, but we really can’t wait for that haystack to make its Broadway debut. Idina Menzelcenter_img Star Fileslast_img read more

Armed Forces Fight Fires In The Amazon

first_imgBy Andréa Barretto / Diálogo August 29, 2019 Since August 24, 2019, the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has been using two C-130 Hercules aircraft to fight the forest fires that have been raging through the Northern and Midwestern parts of Brazil. The aircraft have five water tanks with up to a 3,000-gallon capacity. As they fly over areas on fire, the water is released from two tubes to stop the progression of wildfires.FAB’s activities are part of emergency operations the Brazilian Armed Forces have been carrying out in their effort to control the fires. “The extensive use of Armed Forces personnel and equipment, auxiliaries and other agencies, not only helps to fight illegal activities, but also controls the advance of fires in the region,” said Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on August 23, announcing a measure for the Guarantee of Law and Order (GLO) which will be extended through September 24.During the GLO period, support from service members will be granted upon the request by state governors and may cover border areas, indigenous territories, federal conservation units, and the area known as Amazônia Legal. This region encompasses nine Brazilian states, including Amazonas, Mato Grosso, Acre, and Rondônia. Rondônia was among the first states to seek help from the Armed Forces.As a result, a group of 100 service members from the Brazilian Army began to put out fires in the Jacundá Reserve. The national forest now has a medical clinic with dormitories and a cafeteria. Service members are coordinating with firefighters and officials from the group specialized in preventing and combating forest fires, which is part of the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources. More firesBrazilian neighbors are also fighting against wildfires that typically occur at this time of the year, due to very dry conditions.Bolivia is going through the worst forest fire of its recent history. Fires have consumed about 1.2 million acres since early August, when the first outbreaks were detected. In an effort to quickly stop the fires, the country hired the largest tanker airplane in the world, the 747 Supertanker. The aircraft has been dumping water over parts of Bolivia since August 23, but the fires haven’t been completely put out.Paraguay has already lost nearly 52,000 acres of the Three Giants natural reserve, near the Triple Frontier area with Brazil and Bolivia, to forest fires. The situation in the country is now under control. Ready to deploy at any time, service members from the Brazilian Army’s 51st Jungle Infantry Battalion undergo emergency training to combat fires, in Altamira, Pará state, Brazil. (Photo: Brazilian Army)last_img read more

Fauci warns US is ‘knee-deep’ in first wave of coronavirus

first_imgBut Fauci added he did not strictly consider the ongoing rise in cases a “wave.” “It was a surge or a resurgence of infections superimposed upon a baseline,” he said.”If you look at the graphs from Europe, the European Union as an entity, it went up and then came down to the baseline. Now they’re having little blips, as you might expect, as they try to reopen. We went up, never came down to baseline, and now we’re surging back up.”The death toll from the virus in the US hit 130,000 Monday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, and the number of infections is nearing three million. The United States is still “knee-deep” in its first wave of coronavirus infections and must act immediately to tackle the recent surge, the country’s top infectious diseases expert said Monday.Anthony Fauci said the number of cases had never reached a satisfactory baseline before the current resurgence, which officials have warned risks overwhelming hospitals in the country’s south and west.”It’s a serious situation that we have to address immediately,” Fauci said in a web interview with National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins. A worrying number of new cases were reported amid a resurgence that has forced several states to suspend phased economic reopenings.Fauci, who heads America’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is a leading member of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force and has become a trusted face in the administration’s battle against the epidemic.The US is the world’s hardest-hit nation from the virus and has been struggling to come to grips with a new normal of social distancing and mask-wearing. Officials have warned that some of the country’s hospitals are in danger of being overwhelmed by the influx of COVID-19 patients.Hospital beds are full in parts of Texas, while calls for fresh stay-at-home orders are growing. Some mayors have said their cities reopened too early as Trump tries to downplay the severity of the crisis, prioritizing economic reopening instead.center_img Topics :last_img read more

First flu death reported in Indiana, take precautions

first_imgBatesville, In. — Flu season is just around the corner, and it’s important to get vaccinated now to help prevent contracting the influenza virus in the future. The flu can affect everyone differently, but the elderly, young children, pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions are at higher risk for serious flu complications.Symptoms can include a fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, chills and fatigue.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly encourages people to get the flu vaccine to reduce their chance of catching the flu. The CDC also advises the following precautions to stop the spread of germs this flu season:Avoid close contact with sick people;While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them;If you are sick with a flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities;Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and throw the tissue in the trash after you use it;Wash your hands often with soap and water, and if soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub;Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; andClean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.Click here for a list of clinics providing flu shots.last_img read more