Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development Announces New Leadership

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Incoming MPYD executive director Greg Middleton (l) greets MPYD chairman Gene Campbell (r).Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD), the long running character development and academic support program for male students at John Muir High School, moves into the 2014-2015 scholastic year under new leadership. MPYD co-founder Gene Campbell was elected to the role of Chairman, Velton Paggett is Vice-President of MPYD’s board, and Greg Middleton has been hired as Executive Director.Campbell replaces MPYD co-founder Tecumseh Shackelford who relinquished the chairmanship in May. Shackelford was feted with a gala retirement celebration on the Muir campus and a special ceremony before the Pasadena school board. Shackelford remains an active member of MPYD’s board.“MPYD has been touching the lives of students since 2002 — helping them to grow as young men, graduate high school, get into college and obtain employment,” said Campbell. “Our staff is superb and I believe this will be a breakout year for MPYD.”Middleton joins MPYD after serving youth alongside Dr. Sandra Thomas at the Quality of Life Center in Altadena. Expressing excitement over his new role, Middleton stated, “I am honored to join MPYD’s mission to assist young males through the crucial rite of passage from high school to adulthood. We will build on our past successes and broaden our approach to help our boys to win at school and in life.”Mentoring and Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD) is a non-profit organization that embraces all male students at John Muir High School. MPYD provides one-on-one mentoring, academic assistance, character education, college and career preparation and an on-campus motivational speaker series known as “Lunch With the Future.” For further information on MPYD or to become a volunteer or donor please contact Greg Middleton at (626) 396-5600 ext 82510. Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop Important Things You Never Knew About MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News People Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development Announces New Leadership From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 11:24 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img 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’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website last_img read more

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Discrete taxa of saprotrophic fungi respire different ages of carbon from Antarctic soils

first_imgDifferent organic compounds have distinct residence times in soil and are degraded by specific taxaof saprotrophic fungi. It hence follows that specific fungal taxa should respire carbon of different agesfrom these compounds to the atmosphere. Here, we test whether this is the case by radiocarbon (14C)dating CO2 evolved from two gamma radiation-sterilised maritime Antarctic soils inoculated with puresingle cultures of four fungi. We show that a member of the Helotiales, which accounted for 41–56% ofall fungal sequences in the two soils, respired soil carbon that was aged up to 1,200 years BP and whichwas 350–400 years older than that respired by the other three taxa. Analyses of the enzyme profile ofthe Helotialean fungus and the fluxes and δ13C values of CO2 that it evolved suggested that its releaseof old carbon from soil was associated with efficient cellulose decomposition. Our findings supportsuggestions that increases in the ages of carbon respired from warmed soils may be caused by changesto the abundances or activities of discrete taxa of microbes, and indicate that the loss of old carbonfrom soils is driven by specific fungal taxa.last_img read more

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Lakers analysis: Expectations high for Brandon Ingram

first_imgEL SEGUNDO >> On the official tour of his new basketball home, Brandon Ingram walked onto the court of the Lakers practice facility and upstairs to Jeanie Buss’s office to gaze at the franchise’s championship trophies; into the weight room to eye the iron he will use to pack muscle onto his wiry frame; and to the locker room, where the tour stopped in front of the locker where his No. 14 jersey will hang. “(General Manager) Mitch (Kupchak) told me I had some big shoes to fill,” Ingram said.The previous occupant of that space wore size 14 Nikes. He also won five NBA titles, was selected to 18 All-Star Games and spent 20 years with the Lakers.The symbolism said it all. The No. 2 pick in last month’s draft showed up to his introductory news conference dressed confidently in a narrow-cut blue suit, with a dark purple flower in his buttonhole. For the last year or more, he’s been compared nonstop to Kevin Durant, who was once a sinewy rookie himself. Now, with his arrival in L.A., he faces the inevitable measure of Bryant’s towering accomplishments. “Kobe is Kobe,” said Ingram’s father, Donald. “Michael Jordan is Michael Jordan. You’re going to see your own Brandon Ingram. He’s going to pave his own way, he’s his own person.”It’s a sizable load for such a young player to shoulder before he has so much as played in a summer league game. “He can have that pressure,” joked Ivica Zubac, the hulking but pleasant Croatian center the Lakers drafted with their second-round pick.While the Lakers two rookies addressed their audience, D’Angelo Russell lingered in the back of the gym. He will take the floor with Ingram this week when the Lakers hit Las Vegas for the NBA Summer League, but ducked out before he could be asked about his new teammate. One could only wonder what kind of lessons Russell, who was voted second-team All-Rookie last year, might impart to Ingram about transitioning to the NBA.“We’ve been talking,” Ingram said. “But I don’t think we’ve gotten that deep.” Twelve months earlier, Russell sat behind the same table and offered many of the same thoughts Ingram did Tuesday. He quickly learned it’s tougher than he bargained for a teenager to make an immediate impact in the NBA, bouncing in and out of favor with Coach Byron Scott, as well as the starting lineup. The team’s dynamic has changed dramatically, of course. Ingram will be welcomed by a new coach, Luke Walton, and while he will play in Bryant’s shadow, he won’t have to navigate the orbit of the genuine article, who in his final year never practiced and fired shots at will.That was the farewell tour. This is the welcome party. The Lakers are sitting on the ground floor of a rebuild. Having failed to land any of the big-name free agents available this month – and barring a trade for Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook – they are more than likely facing another development year. The veterans the organization did snare in free agency, Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov, make them better than last year, but the Lakers’ long-term gambit of returning to prominence – championships – rests on the team’s young core and, notably, Ingram. There is a big difference, however, between embracing the pressure, and living up to it. Kobe Bryant is out, Ingram is in. Being named heir to the Black Mamba is a task no young player deserves. While the Lakers no doubt would like to shield Ingram from facing unreasonable expectations in the infancy of his career, there’s no question that the type of player they hoped to find at the top of the draft would take up Bryant’s mantle.Byron Scott was rightly criticized last year for comparing D’Angelo Russell to Magic Johnson on draft night, but the Lakers putting Ingram in Bryant’s old seat sends a similar message.Either Ingram did not read Henry IV, or he’s just too cool to care that the head that wears the crown is supposed to lie uneasily. “It’s all good pressure for me,” Ingram said Tuesday. “I just take it as motivation for me to do the right thing on the court and off the court.” center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Judge: Show evidence to Iowa reporter arrested at protest

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has ruled that prosecutors must turn over body-camera footage and other material to a Des Moines Register reporter who was arrested while covering a protest in May. Judge Christopher Kemp on Monday ordered the Polk County Attorney’s Office to give body-cam footage and reports to reporter Andrea Sahouri by the next court date, which hasn’t been scheduled. Sahouri was arrested May 31 while covering a protest near a Des Moines shopping mall, less than a week after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Prosecutors argued authorities didn’t need to provide evidence because the charges are misdemeanors and such cases are supposed to be handled quickly and inexpensively.last_img

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Drip Espresso Bar Celebrates One Year

first_imgFacebook49Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Drip Espresso BarSummer has begun and here at Drip Espresso Bar we are quickly approaching our one year anniversary. Make sure to join us on Wednesday, June 29 for our one year anniversary party. We will be celebrating with free coffee samples, pastries, prizes and more.We could not have done it without our amazing, supportive customers.  It has been such an honor to meet and learn about our community through quick coffee breaks. Our staff enjoys coming to work because of the relationships they have with our customers. Just a quick minute or two getting to know about each other’s day, that’s what we are here for.Drip Espresso celebrates their 1-year anniversary serving hand-crafted coffee in downtown Olympia.Our house made syrups have been a real hit! Our most popular is the honey vanilla syrup. It is simply that. No added sugar. Just honey and our house-made vanilla bean extract simmered to perfection. And, also on our menu, is the house-made vanilla bean syrup. Each season we provide a special, uniquely flavored beverage. This summer we are showcasing a “S’more Mocha”, which is a delicious as it sounds. Our most unique drink to date is perfect for the spice lover and called, “Fire in the Hole!” It is made with a cayenne infused, honey cinnamon syrup.Our baker Callie Robello has spent a lot of energy creating delicious, fresh pastries for our customers (and us too!). Her dedication to developing seasonal treats has been remarkable and continues to impress. Seasonal, hand-made pastries are a signature at Drip Espresso like these Spooners Strawberry Gallettes.If you haven’t had a chance to try one of our fresh pastries, perhaps trying one for 50% off would do the trick? Every Friday from 2-5pm it’s happy hour and ALL of our pastries are half off! Make sure to come snag one after your long work week and start the weekend right.You can’t leave out our amazing staff who show up at the crack of dawn every morning with smiles and greetings for all our customers.  They are the cornerstone of Drip’s success.  Here’s what some of our customers say about them:“I love the atmosphere the baristas create.  It is a fun place to hang out, chat and get a great cup of coffee.” –Sue“Every morning I look forward to my visit at Drip.” –John H.  “I always leave with a smile and a caramel latte.” –-Nathan R.Drip invites you to join them on June 29 to celebrate.A special thanks to our partners at Batdorf and Bronson Coffee Roasters. Their quality coffees, teas and sincere customer service have made this first year fun, educational and smooth.Drip Espresso Bar is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m.to 5:00 p.m.last_img read more

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