Education The Search is On for a New Pasadena City College Superintendent-President By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Monday, January 8, 2018 | 6:44 pm The search for a new Pasadena City College Superintendent-President is underway to replace current President Dr. Rajen Vurdien, who announced he will retire in June.Board of Trustees members have enlisted a Sacramento-based firm to assist in finding the most qualified candidate in a competitive nationwide search.PCC will be hosting three public search forums in Pasadena and neighboring cities starting Tuesday night to gather input from the community about the kind of leadership qualities the community seeks and to address concerns that come with high stakes leadership transition.“I think every Trustee will tell you this is the most important decision we can make,” said Pasadena City College Board of Trustees member Dr. Ross Selvidge.“We approve the budget and other things, but every once in a while, you hire a president and it’s extremely important because it has long term implications,” Selvidge added.Last year, current President-Superintendent Vurdien advised the board that he would be entering retirement effective June 30, 2018.PCC’s Board called for proposals from agencies that specialize in assisting colleges in conducting searches for high-ranking positions.The search process began in October 2017 and the board selected the Sacramento-based consulting group Collaborative Brain Trust.A new Superintendent-President will be appointed no later than July 1.“It is a competitive search. It tends to be a national search and certainly we will have a focus within the state of california, but there are candidates from all over the nation,” said Collaborative Brain Trust consultant Sandra Serrano.Serrano brings 37 years higher education experience both in the California State University and community college systems and retired with a CEO position.Serrano and her team at the Collaborative Brain Trust are confident they will find a qualified candidate in time.“PCC has a great reputation a successful community college. That bodes well for the search. The location, the history, its successes in general attracts extremely qualified candidates,” Serrano explained.Serrano says recent years have produced tremendous turnover in CEO’s, particularly in community colleges nationwide.“That is challenge we hope to overcome,” Serrano said.According to Selvidge, the last search process which took place three years ago went beyond campus borders once finalists were selected.“Three trustees and a student trustee went to each of the three colleges where the individuals were coming from and we talked with people there,” said Selvidge.The Board of Trustees will decide on an application packet to release to prospective candidates which will contain a finalized job description following the next board meeting on January 24.“We’re not going to finish that until we have these community forums and those community forums are where we would like to get input from members of the community on what they would like to see in a president and also, what they would like us to mention if anything that is of particular interest to members of the community in our package that goes out that prospective applicants would see,” said Selvidge.The first forum is set for Tuesday, January 9 at 6:00 p.m. at John Muir High School, at 1905 North Lincoln Avenue in Pasadena.On Wednesday, two forums will be conducted. 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Hockey Night in Canada icon Don Cherry is not in favour of Hockey Canada’s recent decision to ban body checking at the peewee level.During his Coaches Corner segment Saturday, Cherry disagreed with Hockey Canada’s decision to ban bodychecking for peewee players saying young players will be ill-prepared and unsafe when physical contact is introduced at higher levels. “You [Hockey Canada] have good intentions, but hey listen, the road to hell is paved with good intentions,” he said on his Hockey Night in Canada segment. “You’re gonna be sorry. You watch and see, you will be sorry.”The decision came during Hockey Canada’s 94th Annual General Meeting in Charlottetown P.E.I.The meeting was attended by more than 250 delegates from across the country.The new body-checking rule change approved at 2013 Hockey Canada Annual General Meeting reads:• A modification to playing rule 6.2b was approved, removing body-checking from Peewee levels and below within leagues governed by Hockey Canada, starting in 2013-14. * In addition to this rule change, a work group has been directed to build a mandatory national checking and instructional resource program to support the progressive implementation of checking skills at the Novice to Peewee levels to better prepare players for body-checking at the Bantam and Midget level.
Dear Editor,Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has suggested that better parenting, schooling, and religious and community involvement are important to tackle domestic violence. The Hon. Minister must know that political will, more than anything else, can ensure the needed mechanisms:1) Parent/Teachers Associations hold monthly parenting training for members.2) Government supports umbrella religious bodies to organize regular parenting sessions at mandirs, churches and mosques. Perhaps a representative coordinating body can be set up?3) Sensitivity training for all Police officers to address Police disregard for abuse complaints, and bribery in return for doing nothing or engaging in personal attempts at mediation and monitoring bodies to prevent same, among other issues.4) The Gatekeepers’ Program to ensure first responders in every community. The Caribbean Voice plans to implement this programme next year, and we welcome the Ministry’s collaboration. We promise we won’t ask for money.5) Ministry of Education directives for all educators to be mandatory reporters, once abuse is suspected, identified or reported, as is the case in many nations.6) A national survey to determine the root causes of domestic violence, perhaps spearheaded by the University of Guyana, which already has the required skills and capacity. In effect, the ball is totally in the Government’s court, which, to date, has played nothing shots.7) For example: In February 2015, The Caribbean Voice and other stakeholders met with the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board (PTCCB), at which it was agreed that the PTCCB would unveil an adaptation of the Shri Lankan model of Hazard Reduction, which had reduced pesticide suicide in that nation by 50% in about a decade. Nothing has since been heard about that proposed unveiling.8) After our August 2015 National Stakeholders’ Conference on Suicide and Related Issues, Minister Ramjattan informed TCV that President Granger had directed him and the Prime Minister to provide all necessary help to TCV. We’re still waiting for any form of assistance.9) Last year, when a special sitting of Parliament was held to discuss suicide prevention, The Caribbean Voice was one of two NGOs invited to make a presentation. However, our invitation did not come from Government, but from the local office of an international organization.10) Since we launched our Youth & Student Workshop in 2016, continuous efforts to obtain Government’s permission (just permission, nothing else) to take it to public schools have met with no success, even though many schools have requested the workshop.11) Since 2015, continuous efforts to obtain Government’s (non-material) support for a National Youth & Suicide Essay Contest on suicide with US$5,000 in prizes have met with no success.12) Last year the Government voted against a bill to decriminalize attempted suicide, to prevent the Opposition from getting credit for it.13) Last year, when we planned a weekend intervention in Region Two, our request for our team to be accommodated overnight at the government guesthouse was rejected because TCV was “a PPP organization”, an assertion that has no basis in reality.14) Last year also, a request for a meeting with the then Police Commissioner was rejected with an unfounded assertion that TCV had supposedly campaigned at the 2015 elections. Incidentally, Minister Ramjattan had set up such a meeting in 2015, but a few days prior, we were informed that the meeting was postponed, as the Commissioner had an urgent matter to attend to. Subsequent communication to have the meeting reset went unacknowledged.15) Last month, at a meeting with Minister Ramjattan’s personal assistant, a broad range of issues was raised. A response sent to us on April 17 ignored all the items discussed, but stated that “the Ministry of Public Security Budget cannot accommodate additional budget lines to its existing work programmes.” Yet we merely requested $50,000 to print flyers for the National Anti-Violence Candlelight Vigil held on World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10. Since its inception by Voices Against Violence, (an umbrella of almost 100 entities across Guyana), two years ago, 800-plus vigils have been held across Guyana. Incidentally, we reached out to the Minister based on his offer of support in a recent Kaieteur News interview.There is much more, but the above make the case.Sincerely,The Caribbean Voice
By Barbara O’NeillCan a service member in his 30s use funds in a traditional IRA to pay for college?Like all IRA owners, service members who withdraw funds from a traditional IRA before age 59 ½ are subject to the 10% early withdrawal penalty with a few exceptions. One of these exceptions is to pay for qualified higher education expenses. Funds withdrawn will be subject to the early withdrawal penalty, however, if they are in excess of the actual amount of expenses.When determining the amount of money needed to withdraw, service members should take into account any distributions from 529 plans, scholarships, grants, and other tax-free payments, such as gifts or inheritances they have received during the year. Qualified higher education expenses for the IRA exemption include tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for enrollment as well as room and board as long as the student is attending school at least half-time.Browse more military personal finance blog posts and webinars answered by experts.Follow Dr. O’Neill on Twitter!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on May 27, 2013.
PH needs to ‘continue to get better’ as rest of Southeast Asia catches up Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. San Miguel wasn’t the lone team who has made moves midway this season-ending conference, with winless Kia also replacing Markeith Cummings with Geron Johnson.The 25-year-old Johnson is fresh from his stint in Lebanon with Louaize, where he averaged 24.19 points, 8.65 rebounds, 6.19 assists, 2.85 steals, and 1.04 blocks.The Picanto have yet to taste a victory in the season-ending conference despite Cummings’ best efforts, netting 26.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.1 steals in the seven games he played.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles02:46Makabayan bloc: Duterte suspension order on rice importation only a ‘media stunt’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension He recently wrapped up his stint with BC Cactus Tbilisi in Georgia, where he averaged 11.89 points, 8.46 rebounds, 1.36 assists, 1.39 blocks, and 1.32 steals.Bridgeman will take over for McKines, who had a decent showing for the Beermen but could not help the team from losing two of their last three games, including 100-103 defeat to NLEX last Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We decided to take a different direction in consideration of our current team composition and health status. We welcome Mr. Bridgeman and hope that he could provide the things we need in order for us to be successful in this conference,” said San Miguel team manager Gee Abanilla in a text message to INQUIRER.net.McKines averaged 26.2 markers, 14.2 boards, 4.4 dimes, 1.4 blocks, and 1.2 steals in his five games for the Beermen. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Wendell McKines. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAmid a subpar PBA Governors’ Cup showing so far, grand Slam-seeking San Miguel has changed its import, flying in Terik Bridgeman for Wendell McKines.The 6-foot-5 Bridgeman is a product of William Paterson University who went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft.ADVERTISEMENT
Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boston and St. Louis don’t lack high-end skill, from goaltenders Tuukka Rask and Jordan Binnington to scorers Brad Marchand and Vladimir Tarasenko. They do resemble their coaches — Cassidy, who has become a mature, straightforward communicator and Craig Berube, a no-nonsense, team-first guy who has turned the Blues into a north-south, no frills team.These teams are in many ways mirror images of each other based on their gritty styles and how tough they are to crack.“The two hardest, heaviest teams are in the final,” San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said after his team was eliminated by the Blues in the Western Conference final. “Everybody talks about skill and speed, there’s room for all these small players. There is a room for that. But I don’t think it’s an accident.”It’s certainly no accident that the Bruins and Blues like to make opponents black and blue. Bruins forward Danton Heinen said physicality is what he and his teammates have tried to deliver all year long and will continue to, but the Blues figured out last round that they need to be more selective about dishing out punishment.“You can’t just run around out there,” St. Louis forward Oskar Sundqvist said. “When you’re going to hit, you need to hit with a purpose.”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The purpose now is to lift hockey’s hallowed trophy. After Bruins center Patrice Bergeron played the 2013 final with broken ribs and a punctured lung, there’s not much guys won’t do this time of year at their own expense.“This is the Stanley Cup. This is what everyone plays for,” Boston forward Jake DeBrusk said. “It’s going to be fun, physical and pretty intense, so hopefully the body holds up for everybody here.”GOALIE DUELWith a league-best 1.42 goals-against average and .942 save percentage, Rask is the front-runner to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. Rask is in his second final as a starter after being on the Boston team that lost to Chicago in six games in 2015.“It’s a team sport,” Rask said. “Everybody has to pull their load. That’s the only way you can win.”All the Blues is win, win, win no matter what since Binnington made his first NHL start in early January. They won 30 of their final 45 games to get into the playoffs, and Binnington has a 2.36 GAA and .914 save percentage in the playoffs.No goalie has won the Conn Smythe since Jonathan Quick with Los Angeles in 2012.CUP EXPERIENCE DISPARITYThe Bruins and Blues play similar styles yet have very different levels of winning this time of year.Five Boston players — Rask, captain Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Krejci — are still around from the 2011 Cup-winning Bruins, and Joakim Nordstrom won in 2015 with the Blackhawks. St. Louis has two players with Cup rings, though even that should have an asterisk because Jordan Nolan (2012 and 2014 Kings) hasn’t played since January and Oskar Sundqvist (2016 Penguins) only skated 20 regular-season and playoff games with Pittsburgh that year. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war “They are physical, we’ll be physical,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said Sunday. “I don’t think we shy away from that type of game.”The past decade-plus has been a study in the NHL getting younger and quicker, and previous champions like Chicago in 2013 and 2015 and Pittsburgh in 2016 and 2017 exemplified that. The 2019 champion will show there are still many kinds of blueprints for winning, though skill is still needed along with size and physicality.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWhen the puck drops on Game 1 Monday night, the bruises will begin in what should be a throwback series with the Stanley Cup on the line.“At this point you’re going to get both teams coming out of the gates laying their hits,” big Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo said. “It’s going to be a heavy series. It’s hard to say how much physicality will be going both ways. I’m sure guys will be looking to get their licks in.” Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “Our guys that have been there, that have won a Cup, have lost a Cup, that should give us an edge,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said.Of course, a year ago the Washington Capitals had only one Stanley Cup winner in Brooks Orpik before Alex Ovechkin lifted it in Las Vegas. Armstrong is banking on his players earning their experience in the final.“Hopefully a year from now we’ll say, geez, St. Louis has got a lot of championship experience,” Armstrong said.MAY SWEEPSTo say this has been a weird playoffs would be the understatement of the league’s 101-year history. Top seeds Tampa Bay and Calgary were knocked out in the first round along with fellow division winners Washington and Nashville, and the Lightning were actually swept by Columbus.But there has also been a strange pattern with sweeping teams that the Bruins hope is a coincidence and not a trend related to too much time off. The New York Islanders swept Pittsburgh in the first round, then got swept by the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round. Carolina? Yeah, swept in the Eastern Conference final by the Bruins.Boston also beat Columbus after the Blue Jackets swept the Lightning, making teams that won their previous series four games to none a combined 0-3 so far.“It’s something that naturally you’re going to think about a little bit,” DeBrusk said.INJURY WATCHAttrition to the San Jose Sharks helped St. Louis get through West final, and despite their physicality, the Blues and Bruins have been fairly fortunate when it comes to injuries this postseason. St. Louis defenseman Vince Dunn missed the past three games with an upper-body injury but returned to practice wearing a full shield over his face, and forward Robert Thomas skated Saturday after leaving early in the third period West final clincher Tuesday. Globe, Beach Volleyball Republic team up for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open 2019 LATEST STORIES MOST READ Dunn is unlikely to play in Game 1 but could be available later in the series. Thomas is expected to play despite not practicing Sunday.The Bruins have had a week and a half off to heal up, which is good news for captain Zdeno Chara, who was injured and didn’t play in Game 4 of the East final. They got a bit of a scare when Marchand jammed his left hand after bumping into teammate Connor Clifton during an intrasquad scrimmage to stay sharp during the long layoff.Marchand missed practice Sunday, but coach Bruce Cassidy said it was for maintenance and expects Boston’s leading scorer to be good to go for Game 1.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) and St. Louis Blues left wing Pat Maroon (7) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Boston. Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals between the Bruins and Blues is Monday, May 27. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)BOSTON — When the NHL altered its rules with an eye toward speed and skill, this is not the Stanley Cup Final it had in mind.Hockey is becoming less of a big man’s game, offense is up and it’s faster than ever. 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Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel has agreed to join Borussia Dortmund from Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian, the German club announced on Monday.The former Benfica midfielder, who impressed at 2018 World Cup as Belgium finished third, will sign a four-year contract with Dortmund.”We’re very happy that he has chosen Borussia Dortmund,” the club’s sporting director Michael Zorc said in a statement, adding that Dortmund would pay the release clause in Witsel’s Tianjin contract without revealing any financial details.”Axel is a player with a great deal of international experience who has all the skills to shape BVB’s central midfield: tactical understanding, tackling power, speed, and creativity,” Zorc added.After 18 months in China, I would like to thank everyone at Tianjin Quanjian for an amazing experience. We have created great memories together. Thank you to all the fans, staff and team for making the time we had together unforgettable.Much love and gratitude #AW28 pic.twitter.com/KOQVOo9vQHAxel Witsel (@axelwitsel28) August 6, 2018Witsel began his career at Standard Liege and played for Portuguese side Benfica and Russia’s Zenit St Petersburg before joining Tianjin in January last [email protected] pic.twitter.com/KVbEGFRfFxBorussia Dortmund (@BVB) August 6, 2018″I’m totally happy and also proud to be allowed to play for BVB soon. After our first conversation, I did not have to think twice, because for me Borussia Dortmund is one of the best clubs on the continent,” Witsel said.(With Reuters inputs)
Manchester City Aguero and Jesus partnership delights Guardiola Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 23:51 25/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Manchester City v Shakhtar Donetsk UEFA Champions League Sergio Agüero Guardiola The two strikers have been in fine scoring form this season, but it is their other work that most pleases the Citizens boss Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has moved to the next level this season and has been pleased with his link-up play with Gabriel Jesus.Aguero has scored seven goals in seven matches in all competitions this term, continuing his fine form to move within one of City’s all-time scoring record ahead of their Champions League meeting with Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.City -2 11/10 with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing But Guardiola feels Aguero is now about more than just the goals as he offers the team a different option in attack.”I think the qualities that [Aguero] had in the past are the same,” the City manager told a pre-match news conference. “Maybe now we play more with him, not just in the finishing department.”Before, Sergio just scored a goal. Now, when John [Stones], Nico [Otamendi], Fernandinho and Yaya [Toure] have the ball, we know he is there and that helps to be more involved.”Jesus has also hit the ground running this season with five goals of his own, but Guardiola has also been impressed with his selfless work for the team.”Now we have five strikers I trust,” he added. “There is no doubt about his ability, his impact since he arrived, on and off the pitch. I am delighted with him.PEP: On and off the pitch. I am delighted with @gabrieljesus33. He helps Sergio score, helps our pressing and dynamic. He’s so important.— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 25, 2017″He helps Sergio to score goals, in our pressing and dynamism and fighting, in a lot of things that maybe we didn’t have. With him, we have it. He is so important.”The most important thing is age. He is so young and a number nine striker from Brazil. He trains every day and fights every game and has the desire to become a really good player in world football.”Guardiola was also asked about the development of young players at the Etihad Stadium after Pablo Maffeo hit the headlines for his marking of Lionel Messi while on loan at Girona, with the City manager believing such moves prove beneficial.He said: “I’ve always said that Premier League second teams don’t compete very well. They [City’s young players] need this kind of competition.”If they can’t play in the first team they need to go in other leagues and play in those big games and face players like Messi. That’s the best way to improve.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Touch Football Australia has received a massive publicity boost with a feature story on Australia’s 2007 Federation of International Touch World Cup campaign being featured in the November Issue of Inside Sport, Australia’s most respected Sporting magazine.For more than 14 Years, the Inside Sport team has combined thoughtful, hard-hitting and in-depth feature writing with lighter, more irreverent and bite-sized sporting tidbits for every sporting palate. With a Circulation of 52,529 and a Readership of 155,000, the magazine has mass popularity and reach all over Australia, and this is a major coup for Touch Football.Aaron Scott, a journalist for “Inside Sport” magazine tracked the progress of the Australian World Cup Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Open Teams for the first two days of the 22-24 September Training Camp held in Sydney at Cronulla’s Toyota Park.Aaron interviewed various players, coaches, and officials over Friday and Saturday and was amazed at the speed of the game and the talent and dexterity players possessed across a range of fitness and game play disciplines.Touch aficionados will appreciate the article’s portrayal of Touch Football as a viable sport in its’ own right in Australia and around the World.The essence of our game and the athleticism, skill level, and professionalism of our National Open players was encapsulated well.The article is featured on pages 30–31 of the November issue of Inside Sport – so go and get yourself a copy of Inside Sport and see our sport in all its’ glory!