Trojan Alumni Give Back to Hillsides During USC International Day of SCervice

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeauty Left to right: Co-chairs Brianna and Rosanne Berlen.For the fourth year in a row, an alumni support group of the University of Southern California, the Trojan Affiliates, organized an afternoon of art for the children who reside at Hillsides as part of the USC International Day of SCervice on March 11, 2017. The group provided canvases, sketch pads, paints, ribbons, buttons, and snacks, and 17 volunteers donated their time to oversee the activities with the children.“The children had a wonderful time painting and decorating canvases, some of which have been hung in the campus dining room,” said Laura Kelso, Hillsides director of community resources. “Art is a very healing activity for the children, and we are so appreciative of the caring, thought and love these USC alumni put into this yearly project.”The event was co-chaired by Trojan Affiliates member and John Aaroe realtor Rosanne Berlen, who has overseen the event each year, and her daughter Brianna. “It is so gratifying to see the happiness on the children’s faces when we work with them on their art projects,” said Berlen. “We also love working with the Hillsides staff, who are so knowledgeable and caring and make our efforts so worthwhile.”The USC International Day of SCervice is a worldwide effort on behalf of Trojan alumni to give back to their respective communities by implementing and participating in select service projects. The Trojan Affiliates is an alumnae organization based in the San Gabriel Valley dedicated to developing fundraising projects to provide scholarships for deserving USC students and contributing to the advancement of education.About HillsidesHillsides provides high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where children and youth can thrive. Headquartered in Pasadena, the agency and its affiliation with Bienvenidos serves 13,000 children and families in Southern California throughout its 33 sites, including school-based mental health offices in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Baldwin Park. Foster care and adoptions services in approved resource family homes serve families in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. To learn more about both agencies, visit www.Hillsides.org and www.Bienvenidos.org. Visit Hillsides on Facebook @hillsideschildren, on Twitter @Hillsides, or on Instagram @HillsidesPasadena. Community News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Giving Back Trojan Alumni Give Back to Hillsides During USC International Day of SCervice From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 6:48 pm Community News More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Leahy and Sanders redouble push for Congress to pass Irene relief bill

first_imgSenators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today hoped for quick House approval next week of a Senate-passed bill to provide $6.9 billion in additional federal disaster relief funds for Vermont and other states.The measure includes $5.1 billion in funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief fund. Of that, $500 million would be available immediately. The rest would go to other departments and agencies that have seen their coffers dwindle in a year when there have been more natural disasters than usual. The Department of Agriculture would receive $266 million for emergency programs. Additional resources are allotted to the Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Commerce, and the Army Corps of Engineers. Leahy said, ‘This is a timely boost for the urgent need to help disaster-stricken communities in many states.  Our small state is stretched to the limit, and winter is fast approaching.  This vote brings us much closer to the goal of helping Vermonters get back on their feet.’ Leahy is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which last week approved additional funding for FEMA. Sanders called Senate passage of the bill ‘a good start’ and hoped that the House will move aggressively to complete action on the measure to address the needs of Vermont and other states devastated by Hurricane Irene. ‘Now that the Senate has done its work, it is time for the Republicans in the House to recognize their responsibilities. Instead of tax breaks for millionaires and expanding military spending, I hope the House provides the emergency assistance that people in Vermont and other states need and deserve.’Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) is leading a bipartisan effort to pass disaster assistance in the House. WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2011 ‘last_img read more

Vinesh Phogat: ‘All I want is to win the Olympic gold in Japan’

first_img First Published: 24th September, 2019 09:22 IST Written By WATCH US LIVE She will not settle for anything less than gold at the Tokyo Olympics and she will do anything to achieve that, promises Vinesh Phogat after returning with a bronze in the World Wrestling Championship. “I know, I know. I am equally disappointed like you. I was the favourite. At least everybody thought so and I also felt that until I lost the semi-final. I should have won the gold at the World Championship,” Vinesh told Republic TV after her return from World Championship today.”All I want is to win the Olympic gold in Japan”: Vinesh PhogatVinesh continued: “But never-the-less, it has been an amazing journey for me — returning from Rio Olympics in 2016 to qualify for Tokyo Olympics 2020. I had won many important gold medals, including Commonwealth Games and Asian Games in 2018 during this period. This bronze is stepping stone towards Tokyo Olympics. All I want is to win the Olympic gold in Japan.”READ | Wrestler Vinesh Phogat sees ‘Japan as her biggest challenge’Vinesh, who was earlier competing in the 50kg category but switched to 53kg early this year, pointed out that her change of weight category had helped her immensely. “I have changed my weight categories, and it has helped me immensely. It has worked out well for me. My coaches have worked with me on this. It has been a story of extreme hard work and adaptability. The shift has been beneficial for me. The change in weight category has been advantageous for me. I have won back-to-back medals. I feel everyone is strong in the 53kg category. Japan, of course, is the powerhouse and will also have the home advantage. I would love to beat them and win the gold,” she said.READ | Vinesh Phogat: ‘Changed tactics suggested by coaches for WWC’Vinesh Phogat on missing the Rio OlympicsWhen asked whether there was the fear of 2016 Rio Olympics injury still playing on her mind, Vinesh said she would complete the unfinished task — her bout in next year’s Tokyo Olympics. “There are a lot of things going in my mind regarding the Olympics. Hopefully, in Tokyo, I will play the entire six minutes of a bout. A lot was left out for me to achieve in Rio. I was not able to play my entire match.”READ | Vinesh Phogat wins Bronze in WWC, qualifies for Tokyo 2020 OlympicsRelieved to have sealed an Olympic berth, Vinesh said the injury in Rio motivated her to make a strong comeback. “After my injury in Rio, I never thought I’d be able to go back to the Olympics. Somewhere in my mind, I felt incomplete. That feeling always kept on driving me to do better. I am very stubborn, I motivated myself to do better, and that is why I am going to the Olympics,” she said.READ | Vinesh Phogat eyes World Wrestling Championship title 11 months ago Vinesh Phogat wins Bronze in WWC, qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympics WE RECOMMEND COMMENT FOLLOW US 11 months ago Wrestler Vinesh Phogat sees ‘Japan as her biggest challenge’center_img Suman Ray 11 months ago Vinesh Phogat eyes World Wrestling Championship title LIVE TV Last Updated: 24th September, 2019 09:22 IST Vinesh Phogat: ‘All I Want Is To Win The Olympic Gold In Japan’ Vinesh Phogat spoke to Republic Tv after she returned from the World Championships. She promised that she will not settle for anything less than gold in Tokyo. SUBSCRIBE TO US 11 months ago Vinesh Phogat: ‘Changed tactics suggested by coaches for WWC’ 11 months ago Saina Nehwal: Badminton ace’s journey from Hisar to London Olympicslast_img read more

Police confirm decrease in arrests since cop firing in Eric Garner death

first_imgThe NYPD is confirming there has been a significant drop in arrests since the day officer Daniel Pantaleo was fired for his actions in the 2014 death of Eric Garner.The decline was initially found in a report.According to the report, arrests decreased 27-percent in the week after Pantaleo’s firing on August 19., in comparison to last year.Police officials say the decrease was mainly for low-level crimes and that officers are still keeping the city safe.Police unions have criticized the police commissioner and mayor for Pantaleo’s firing and urged officers to proceed with caution when making arrests.Related content:DOJ: No charges in Chokehold Death of Eric Garner, family “Can’t Breathe”last_img

Chihuahua drives owner’s car into busy road

first_imgWell it seems we have entered the era of the driving dog.The latest incident occurred Friday evening at a gas station on Gause Boulevard in Slidell, Louisiana.According to the report, the owner of the vehicle put the vehicle in park as she got out to pump gas. Suddenly she noticed her vehicle rolling backwards and into a busy street.The owner attempted to stop the SUV but could not get inside of it before it entered the roadway. Thankfully there was a break in traffic at the time the vehicle crossed into the street. As the vehicle rolled into another parking lot, the woman was able to gain control of the vehicle.Investigators later found that the woman’s 5-pound Chihuahua somehow managed to shift gears in the vehicle which caused it to drive in reverse.It was also reported that the vehicle has a mechanical defect that allows it to switch gears without your foot needing to be on the break.last_img read more

Starbucks barista fired for giving police officer cup labeled ‘PIG’

first_imgAn Oklahoma Starbucks barista is out of a job after giving a police officer a cup on Thanksgiving with the word “pig” on the label.The incident first gained attention after a Facebook post made Kiefer Chief Johnny O’Mara, who told reporters a customer pointed out the label on the cups to the officer.“What irks me is the absolute and total disrespect for a police officer who, instead of being home with family and enjoying a meal and a football game, is patrolling his little town,” O’Mara wrote in a Facebook post, where he shared a picture of a cup with the “PIG” label on it.In a statement issued Friday, Starbucks reps said the behavior was absolutely unacceptable, and they are deeply sorry.The company also says they’ll be hosting a Coffee with a Cop event to promote greater civility.Click here to learn more.last_img read more

Trump Concludes 2019 with Tweets, Golf, Iraq, and NYE Party

first_imgHe then spent some time at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach after posting five more tweets on topics ranging from Iran’s involvement in the attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, to armed church-goers who stopped a gunman in Texas, to a phone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin, and a trade deal with China. After news broke that the American embassy in Baghdad had been breached by Iraqi Kateb Hezbollah protesters, Trump posted:….Iran will be held fully responsible for lives lost, or damage incurred, at any of our facilities. They will pay a very BIG PRICE! This is not a Warning, it is a Threat. Happy New Year!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2019 Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will. Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible. In addition, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect the Embassy, and so notified!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2019 President Donald Trump ended 2019 with quite a busy day which included tweeting on a variety of issues, golfing, defusing an attack on a U.S. embassy that put the country on the brink of war, and hosting a party at Mar-a-Lago.The president began his New Year’s Eve with this tweet:center_img The protesters reportedly chanted anti-American slogans as they smashed glass, spray painted and set the embassy walls on fire. The attack is believed to have been in retaliation for missile strikes the U.S. conducted last weekend against Kateb Hezbollah, which Trump has blamed for killing and wounding American servicemen in Iraq recently.The President also addressed reports that he was golfing while the embassy was under attack, saying:The Fake News said I played golf today, and I did NOT! I had meeting in various locations, while closely monitoring the U.S. Embassy situation in Iraq, which I am still doing. The Corrupt Lamestream Media knew this but, not surprisingly, failed to report or correct!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2019 When a reporter later asked Trump about his goal for the new year, First Lady Melania responded: “Peace on the world.” Trump added that he did not want to discuss his resolution because he did not want to “jinx it.”Mr. Trump also told journalists covering the event, “You have to stay honorable. If you’re honorable, I’m going to win the election by a lot. If you’re not honorable, I’m just going to win the election by a little. So I’d rather have you be honorable, Ok?”The President then hosted a New Year’s Eve party attended by many administration and campaign officials and friends, including Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and Palm Beach Gardens resident Ben Carson and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.The First Family is scheduled to return to Washington, D.C. on Sunday.last_img read more

Miami daycare worker allegedly “violently shook” and “slapped” crying baby

first_imgPolice say a Miami daycare worker allegedly violently shook and slapped a baby when he wouldn’t stop crying.According to an arrest report, an 11-month-old boy was crying in his crib at the Thumbelina Learning Center, when a witness said Marta Jimenez,58, a caregiver at the daycare, picked the baby up and shook him violently.The witness also stated that Jimenez then “placed the victim back in the crib, grabbed and slapped the victim on his body and face,” according to the arrest report.Jimenez was arrested for child abuse and authorities say she denied the allegations.last_img

Gov. DeSantis to Deliver State of the State as 2020 Session Opens Today

first_imgThe Florida legislative session officially begins today and Governor Ron DeSantis will deliver his State of the State address at 11 am. Watch it here on The Florida Channel.Some of the issues the governor may highlight in his speech and the legislature will address this year are:Teacher payGov. DeSantis allocates $900 million to recruit and retain classroom teachers in his budget blueprint, including raising the minimum starting salary to $47,500 teachers. He also wants to reform the teacher bonus programs.Mental HealthThe Marjory Douglas High School Public Safety Commission in October urged the state spend more funding on the mental health system, and also called for an overhaul of the system, saying better coordination was needed among law enforcement, educators and health care providers. Florida ranks near the bottom among states in per capita spending on mental health. The commission said the money only helps with short-term fixes, instead of long-term solutions.Affordable HousingWith many of Florida’s metro areas struggling to provide affordable housing, lawmakers are calling for more funding and protections for the trust funds that are supposed to be available for this issue. The issue is particularly acute in the Orlando area, rated among the worst for affordable housing in the country, and exacerbated by a low average wage.GunsThe number of bills to expand or rein in gun rights number in the dozens, and most of them fail to pass every year.Florida senators are looking at proposals to expand the red flag law imposed after the 2018 shooting at a high school in Parkland. The rule allows family members to request a relative’s guns be removed by law enforcement if a person is considered dangerous.E-VerifyOnce again, Gov. DeSantis is calling on the state legislature to impose E-Verify, a system that requires employers to check whether a prospective employee is eligible to work in the United States.last_img read more

Broward Man Accused of Threatening to Kill President Trump Denied Bond

first_imgA Broward County man who is accused of threatening to kill President Trump in a Facebook Live video was denied bond in Fort Lauderdale federal court on Wednesday.Prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office had asked that Chauncy Devonte Lump be held on pre-trial detention, arguing that he is a danger to the community. Judge Patrick Hunt agreed.The 26-year-old is facing a federal charge of threats against the President of the United States, in addition to a county charge of making a false bomb report.The criminal complaint states that he posted a seven-minute video on Facebook Live on January 3 under the username “BlackMan Vs America,” in which he threatened multiple times to kill the President.“He killed my leader, and I have to kill him. I am ready for Donald,” Lump says in the video.According to authorities, Lump made the video in response to the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed by an American drone strike in Baghdad, Iraq earlier this month.“I need to find the Donald, because if I don’t find him, I am going to have to blow up Broward County,” Lump adds, according to the complaint.The report also states that Lump had “what appears to be a loaded AK-47” in the Facebook Live.Lump admitted to law enforcement officials that he made the video and told them “the threats in the video were intended to be a joke,” according to the criminal complaint.“However, at no point in the video did Lump claim he was joking,” the complaint adds.Court records show that Lump lives in an Oakland Park apartment and holds a concealed weapon/firearm permit in Florida. He is also licensed and employed as a security officer.last_img read more