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PUSD Parent Leaders Honored at Pasadena Education Network’s 7th Annual Wine Tasting Event

first_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Benefits PUSD Parent Leaders Honored at Pasadena Education Network’s 7th Annual Wine Tasting Event Cole, Finkley, Rahn and Selinske Recognized for Outstanding Parent Involvement From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, March 16, 2015 | 11:24 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community Newscenter_img 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 From Top Clockwise: Steve Cole, Lydia Finkley, Tom Selinske and Mikala Rahn. Photo courtesy PENThe Pasadena Education Network (PEN) will host PEN’s 7th Annual Wine Tasting on Sunday, April 12, at Claud Beltran’s Bacchus’ Kitchen, 1384 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event includes red and white wines donated by Everson Royce, eclectic appetizers donated by Beltran, live music provided by the Pasadena High School Jazz Band, and a silent auction. A boutique Whiskey Tasting experience will allow guests to enjoy a flight and cocktail.PEN is a network of more than 1,000 parents who support and send their children to Pasadena Unified School District schools. The grassroots nonprofit promotes family participation in public education in Pasadena, Altadena and Sierra Madre, and believes that parent and community involvement are essential to building strong schools for all students. Annually, PEN recognizes parent leaders who represent the type of involvement for which they advocate. This year, four outstanding parent volunteers are being honored.Steve Cole is the President of Invest In PUSD Kids, a grassroots organization that aims to bring the community together to invest more of its resources, time and talents to support our public schools. Steve was a pivotal force in bringing the 8th Guiding Principle campaign to the Pasadena General Plan, lobbying for the Community Schools pilot programs at Jackson and Madison Elementary schools, and campaigning for the Measure CC parcel tax. In addition to his community activism, Steve has served on the Longfellow and Blair PTAs, as well as PUSD’s PTA Council.Lydia Finkley is the District Advisory Council (DAC) Chair for PUSD, a district level advisory group of School Site Council representatives. She serves on numerous school site and district level committees including the LCAP Work Group and Parent Advisory Council, and the Master Planning Team. She began volunteering at Field elementary school where she developed a GATE program, and went on to serve on the PTA, and School Site Council of not only Field, but Norma Coombs and Wilson Middle School. She is a frequent speaker at PEN’s “Parents As Leaders” programs.Mikala Rahn has dedicated her life to public education both professionally and personally. As a PUSD parent, Mikala has served on the Sierra Madre School PTA (where she eventually become President), School Site Council, and the Advisory Board for the Muir Ranch. She expanded her focus beyond her children’s school to join the PUSD Board of Education in 2013 where she serves on the Master Planning, Facilities, and Safety committees. Annually, Mikala leads PEN’s “Choosing an Elementary School That’s Right for Your Child” program.Tom Selinske began his volunteer work at PUSD when his children were students in the district. He was so passionate about improving education for all students that he eventually ran for school board. He has served on the PUSD school board since 2007 and was elected school board President from 2008-2010. Tom has supported the facility and technology needs of PUSD, the promotion of Linked Learning Pathways and other career technical education, has led efforts for Board reform around improved board processes and protocols, and more.Kids Klub Pasadena will provide free childcare for children of attendees who contact them no later than April 3 at 5 p.m. Tickets for the Wine Tasting are $75; $100 ticket includes the Whiskey Tasting. Sponsorships and opportunities to recognize the event honorees are available at www.penfamilies.org.Wine is donated by Everson Royce wine/spirits/beer, www.eversonroyce.com, in Old Pasadena.PEN is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes family participation in public education to benefit all students. PEN provides services to help parents explore and evaluate their public school options as well as become volunteer leaders in their schools and in the district.For more information contact PEN at (866) 216-7334 or www.penfamilies.org. 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FHFA and FHA Extend Foreclosure, REO Eviction Moratoriums

first_img Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb August 27, 2020 4,991 Views  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago FHFA and FHA Extend Foreclosure, REO Eviction Moratoriums 2020-08-27 Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Foreclosure Report: Which States Are Seeing Increases? Next: Fannie Mae Offers Assistance to Disaster-Impacted Servicers Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / FHFA and FHA Extend Foreclosure, REO Eviction Moratoriums The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago UPDATE: The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and HUD announced, shortly following FHFA’s similar announcement, the third extension of its foreclosure and eviction moratorium through December 31, for homeowners with FHA-insured single family mortgages covered under the Coronavirus Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. According to a statement, “this extension provides an additional four months of housing security to homeowners, as they will not fear losing their homes as they work to recover financially from the adverse impacts of the pandemic. With this third extension, FHA has now provided more than nine months of foreclosure and eviction relief to FHA-insured homeowners.”HUD Secretary Ben Carson added, “President Trump is taking unprecedented measures to ensure American homeowners have the resources and support they need to get back to financial stability during the economic recovery. Because homeownership is the largest wealth builder for the majority of the nation’s families, providing relief from foreclosure and eviction to those who are in jeopardy of losing their hard-earned wealth, through no fault of their own, is a priority.”FHA’s Single Family foreclosure and eviction moratorium has been in place since March 18, and continues to apply to homeowners with FHA-insured Title II Single Family forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) mortgages.“For so many first-time homebuyers and others who relied on FHA insurance to achieve homeownership, this extension provides an additional measure of peace-of-mind and security, along with the fact that we do not require a lump sum payment at the end of any forbearance period,” said Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner Dana Wade. “Right now, it’s important that those affected by COVID-19 focus on the immediate priorities of regaining their financial footing, without the additional stress of dealing with a foreclosure action.”HUD further outlines the precise nature of the extension on its website.Initial report:In order to “support households impacted by COVID-19,” Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac today announced an extension of the temporary moratoria on foreclosures and evictions until December 31. The moratoria, previously set to expire August 31, is effective immediately and applies to properties with single-family mortgages backed by the GSEs. The suspension of evictions applies only to homes owned by Fannie or Freddie and does not apply to tenants in homes that have not been foreclosed.”Fannie Mae, along with our lending and servicing partners, remains committed to supporting households who are experiencing job loss, a reduction in work hours or income, or other issues due to COVID-19,” said Malloy Evans, Senior Vice President and Single-Family Chief Credit Officer, Fannie Mae. “With this latest extension of the foreclosure and eviction moratorium, we can continue to help ensure distressed borrowers are able to remain in their homes during this national emergency. For homeowners who may be struggling with their mortgage or facing possible foreclosure, assistance options are available and can provide much-needed relief. We encourage you to reach out to your servicer as soon as possible to get help.”FHFA Director Mark Calabria added, “To help keep borrowers in their homes during the pandemic, FHFA is extending the Enterprises’ foreclosure and eviction moratoriums through the end of 2020. This protects more than 28 million homeowners with an enterprise-backed mortgage.”Guidelines for single-family mortgages:Homeowners who are adversely impacted by the COVID-19 national emergency may request mortgage assistance by contacting their mortgage servicerForeclosure-related activities (except as to vacant or abandoned properties) and evictions of occupants from real estate owned by Fannie Mae are suspended until December 31, 2020Homeowners impacted by COVID-19 are eligible for a forbearance plan to reduce or suspend their mortgage payments for up to 12 monthsServicers must report the status of the mortgage loan to the credit bureaus in accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, including as amended by the CARES Act, for homeowners impacted by COVID-19Homeowners in a forbearance plan will not incur late feesAfter forbearance, a servicer must work with the borrower on a permanent plan to help maintain or reduce monthly payment amounts as necessary, including a loan modificationHomeowners can find out if they have an enterprise-owned mortgage by visiting  KnowYourOptions.com/loanlookup.Fannie Mae said in a statement that it “has taken a number of actions to help homeowners and renters facing financial hardship due to COVID-19. In addition to suspending foreclosures and evictions affecting homeowners, Fannie Mae extended eviction protections to multifamily renters when the property owner received a forbearance, reminded homeowners they are never required to repay missed payments after a forbearance period all at once, shared tips to help homeowners avoid foreclosure fraud or scams, and announced a new COVID-19 payment deferral option to help homeowners who are ready to resume their monthly mortgage payments following a COVID-19 forbearance. These and other resources we make available are part of our ongoing Here to Help education effort, aimed at helping homeowners and renters impacted by COVID-19 understand the options available to them.”This is a breaking news story that might be updated as new information is available. Subscribelast_img read more

US shale will recover quickly from coronavirus shock, says US energy chief Dan Brouillette

first_imgUS shale production will recover, but will struggle to match previous highsIn Lance’s view, the shale industry will struggle to rebound to the pre-crisis heights of around 13 million bpd, but could encroach on 12 million bpd as the recovery progresses.“A lot depends on the shape of this recovery,” he added. “If I were a betting man, today I would say it would be pretty difficult for us to return to 13 million bpd.”The ConocoPhillips boss also advocated for more consolidation within the shale sector to make it more competitive and demonstrate to investors that good returns can be achieved.He said: “The fundamental point is we’ve got to put these assets in less hands, more rational hands, and run them for returns, not necessarily growth for growth’s sake.“Doing that then cuts the fixed cost of the system, brings the cost of supply down, and makes the US energy system and the global energy system more competitive with a lot of the NOCs [national oil companies] and the other people that are competing in this business.” Measures are being taken to ease oversupply that has weighed heavily on commodity pricesThe IEA recently estimated US shale will suffer a 50% decline in investment activity by the end of the year, as companies struggle to balance the books amid the crisis and investors show reluctance to fund new production efforts in the low-price environment.Oversupply has been a key contributor to the depressed prices and, after April’s storage scramble that pushed the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) benchmark into negative pricing for the first time, the US government has intervened by opening up its strategic petroleum reserve to domestic producers.Secretary Brouillette confirmed 23 million barrels of crude storage capacity was awarded to US companies last month, with around a quarter of these deliveries having been made by mid-May.US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette spoke during an IEA webinar (Credit: Twitter/Dan Brouillette)He also welcomed this week’s extension of the “historic” Opec+ agreement to co-ordinate global production cuts, a deal that has helped to rebalance oil markets and stabilise prices over the past month or so.“Make no mistake, today’s crisis is global,” he added. “It transcends any one nation, and requires a swift and decisive response from all of us.” ConocoPhillips boss says US shale will recover, but access to finance will not be as robust as it once wasHis comments echo the optimistic tone sounded by ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance in a recent interview with IHS Markit, in which he discussed the oil major’s experience of the latest energy crisis.“Shale is not broke; shale is not gone; shale will come back,” he said – although admitted the pace at which the US sector can recover might be “slower” due to capital pressures.“I don’t think the access to capital in the investor community, at least in the public side of the business, is going to be as robust as it was over the last decade.“That’s just the value proposition conversation about how we get value investors and energy investors back into this business – and that’s going to be a function of giving money back to the investor, modifying your growth so don’t have to grow that fast, and a real heavy focus on return on capital employed.”Doing so, he said, is “what’s going to get the investors back and excited” about shale exploration and production. Lowest number of active rigs across US oilfields since records beganIn the US, many wells have been taken offline to remove excess oil from an oversaturated market and ease the pressure on prices.Recent data from oilfield services firm Baker Hughes identified 284 active rigs across US production fields in the week ending 5 June – 691 fewer than the same time last year, and the lowest level since its records began in 1987.In its latest update, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) pegged US crude production at 11.4 million barrels per day for May – down from a peak of around 12.9 million bpd in November 2019 – with the downward trend expected to continue until 10.6 million bpd in March 2021.US production of dry natural gas in 2020 is expected to average 89.7 billion cubic feet (bcf) per day, down from 2019’s record-setting pace of 92.2 bcf per day — with low oil and gas prices “discouraging producers” particularly in the prolific Permian and Appalachian regions.For 2020 as a whole, the EIA revised down its crude production forecast to average 11.6 million bpd – although some analysts believe the figure could be up to one million bpd lower than this guidance – and in 2021 production will average 10.6 million bpd.center_img The low-price environment triggered by Covid-19 has forced US shale firms to lower production (Credit: ConocoPhillips) Despite the hardships faced by US shale at the hands of a pandemic that has obliterated energy demand and sent oil prices plunging, top industry figures believe the sector possesses the resilience and flexibility to recover quickly as the wheels of industry begin to turn once more.The low-price environment that has swept global oil markets amid coronavirus has posed a particular problem for unconventional operators in the US, where margins are historically tight and access to finance had already grown more difficult in the years since the previous oil crash in the mid-2010s.But speaking yesterday (10 June) in a webinar hosted by the International Energy Agency (IEA), US Secretary for Energy Dan Brouillette said he is “optimistic about the future”, and that “when the demand curve comes back, some of this industry is going to come back very, very fast”.“We’re going to see the production of oil in the US increase, we’re going to see the production of natural gas increase as well, and I think that will be in very short order,” he said.“The development of the technologies that have led to the unconventional plays that we see here in the US, in the shale industry in particular, allows those industries to scale up and down very rapidly.“So it’s incumbent on us in the US Department of Energy to continue that drive towards innovation that creates efficiencies in these important industries.” US shale was flying high before coronavirus clipped its wings – but top industry figures think operational flexibility will enable a swift recovery as the market rebalanceslast_img read more

Newcastle linked with Real Betis star Nabil Fekir

first_img Promoted ContentThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TV2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably MissedEd Sheeran’s 8 Best Collaborations10 Absolutely Unique Facts About Kanye7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Lil Nas X’s Hit Song Is Becoming The Longest #1 Song Ever8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This Marca cite a report in Foot Mercato that Fekir is one of three primed targets for the club who are set for a takeover, with Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani. Real Betis playmaker Nabil Fekir has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Newcastle United this summer.Advertisement Loading… Last week, Diario AS reported that Arsenal and Milan had both made an initial enquiry for the playmaker but had been quoted at €50m.Fekir has been linked with a summer exit from the Seville-based club while his former club Olympique Lyonnais are entitled to 20% of any sale, hence why Betis are demanding such a figure.The 26-year-old has netted seven goals and provided three assists in his 23 matches for Betis since his landmark summer switch from French club Olympique Lyonnais.Indeed, that signing was viewed as a significant coup for Los Verdiblancos and it has been widely reported that another club could swoop this coming summer.Last month, El Desmarque cited a report in the Daily Star that the Gunners even held discussions with him last summer before he left Lyon but was already set on a move to Seville.Dani Ceballos is approaching the end of his season-long loan deal in North London from Real Madrid and there have even been suggestions he could return to Betis this summer.It follows a similar report in fichajes.net that Real Madrid are interested after he played a starring role in the most recent La Liga match – a 2-1 win for Betis at home to Los Blancos.Read Also: No dates set for return of Spanish footballMeanwhile, a report five weeks ago in Diario AS claimed that Milan also held an interest in the France international but their €40m valuation of the player was unlikely to be enough.Los Verdiblancos are likely to miss out on European football this season and will therefore need to sell star players – Giovani Lo Celso, Pau Lopez and Junior Firpo were among those to depart last summer.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Abbey back in Coronation habit

first_imgSt Nicholas Abbey will face a maximum of six rivals when he bids for a hat-trick of wins in the Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom on Saturday. The globetrotting Dunaden and Dandino look to be St Nicholas Abbey’s main rivals on paper. Dunaden was last seen finishing third in the Prix Ganay over a trip short of his best, while Dandino made a pleasing return in the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket. Chapter Seven, in the same ownership as Dunaden, has been left in by Stuart Williams. Aidan O’Brien’s six-year-old entire proved he was as good as ever when victorious in the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan in March and the Ballydoyle handler could also be represented by Chamonix and Ernest Hemingway. Former O’Brien inmate Joshua Tree could run for Ed Dunlop after his first start for his new connections at York. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

FansUnite reaches partnership deal with Leicester City

first_img M88 on board with Leicester City as official betting partner August 15, 2018 FansUnite accelerates wagering ambitions by acquiring McBookie for $2m  May 20, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Share Leicester City names Yabo Sports as new official partner September 17, 2019 Submit Leicester City Football Club has announced a fresh partnership with Vancouver headquartered FansUnite, whose goal is one of “revolutionising the sports betting industry by harnessing the power of blockchain technology”.Brought on board with The Foxes as an official partner for the 2018/19 season, FansUnite details that it is to launch its sports betting protocol later this year, “with operators across the globe able to offer bettors lower fees, and an increased opportunity to profit for individuals”.FansUnite is to work in conjunction with the club to launch a series of promotions in and around its King Power Stadium home, whilst it is to also embark on further marketing campaigns across England “that will bring Leicester City fans from all across the world together to celebrate their team”. Darius Eghdami, FansUnite Chief Executive Officer, stated: “Leicester City F.C. is one of the premier brands in all of football, being one of just six clubs to hoist the Premier League Trophy since its inception in 1992. “They are at the forefront of incorporating new technology to help improve player performance and fan engagement. “Partnering with a globally recognised brand, that shares our commitment to improving conditions for sports fans through the application of new technology was a natural fit.”For the duration of the season, at both home and away encounters, there is to be “player meet-and-greets, contests, surprise giveaways and opportunities for LCFC fans to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences”.Furthermore, an added number of special engagements for all football fans is to also be included on the FansUnite platform.Jonathan Gregory, Leicester City’s Commercial Director, commented: “We are proud to welcome FansUnite into our family of partners. They share our belief in the power of football to bring supporters together whether that is at King Power Stadium or around the world. “FansUnite is an innovative brand looking to bring transparency and collaboration to their industry and we are delighted to be part of this journey.”last_img read more

Cowbell Bike Tour 2013 underway

first_imgA confirmed number of 71 cyclists drawn from various clubs in the country started off stiff competition in the Cowbell Bike Tour on Monday.lyThe cyclists began with an exhibition from the Accra Sports Stadium to Mallam Junction in Accra where the actual race began.The first stage of the race will end in Mankessim in the Central Region after the cyclists have covered a total race distance of 103 kilometers.The spotlight will be on Samuel Anim of Young Stars Club who dominated in the first stage. Anim won the best by time, best by points and best fighter awards.Also, Die Hard club will attempt to replicate the feat of the last competition where they won the best team award.In a brief interview with Joy Sports, Mr. Olivier Thiry, the Managing Director of Promasidor Ghana Limited, said he expected this year’s event to be the most hotly contested.“I would like to reiterate that our commitment to the development of cycling remains strong and the progress made so far very promising,” he said. The 2013 Cowbell Bike Tour will go through other towns and cities like Cape Coast, Takoradi, Assin Fosu, Sunyani, Buipe, Kintampo, Techiman, Koforidua and Ada.There will be live updates on the Cowbell Bike tour 2013, on the Joy Sports Channel on Multi TV.last_img read more

Community gardeners fear plot to develop sites

first_imgWHITTIER – They cultivate on small, fragile parcels just a development deal away from being uprooted and paved over. For retirement home residents and apartment dwellers with no back yards of their own, a community garden provides a peaceful place amid urban sprawl where they can grow orange nasturtiums, tall yellow sunflowers, tomatoes and roses. For 81-year-old Arden Bode, the hours he spent tending rose bushes on his plot in the community garden on Penn Street in Whittier after a recent illness provided him with a healthy outdoor activity that “saved my life,” he said. But these are gardens on the edge. With land suitable for housing or retail development at a premuim, community gardeners know they are there only for the interim – until a developer with a good-sounding plan comes along and makes a deal too good for city officials to pass up. “There is always the possibilty that we will have to move,” Boden said. Local community gardeners also take a lesson from what is happening in Los Angeles, where city officials are about to close a 14-acre community garden to make way for a warehouse, despite protests from residents who have used it for years. “It makes us realize how hard it is to keep a community garden going,” said Whittier community gardener Sam Guyen. Whittier officials, too, would jump at the chance to develop the 25-plot community garden – if the right business took an interest, said Nancy Mendez, Whittier’s assistant city manager. “Land is at a premium in Whittier, so we don’t plan for it to be a community garden forever,” she said. “It has always been on the books that it would be a great place to develop.” The future also is uncertain for Pico Rivera’s community garden on Beverly Road, which is on land owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The city leases the land from the DWP for $1,000 a year, and the lease recently expired, prompting city officials to review the future of the site, said city spokesman Bob Spencer, though he added there are no immediate development plans in the works. “We have no plans to do anything with it, just to take a look at it,” he said. Santa Fe Springs’s 15-year- old community garden could someday blossom into a new library, a project city officials have pursued for years for the site next to a municipal pool on Pioneer Boulevard. What has prevented it so far has been a lack of funding, said City Manager Fred Latham. La Mirada’s community garden might eventually outlast the others. Started 18 years ago, it now sits on land owned by a church with has no immediate or long-range plans to sell it off or use it for other purposes, said Kathy Gaston, treasurer for Mount Olive Lutheran Church on Biola Avenue. “At one time, we thought about having a church school on the property, but we decided it wasn’t needed,” Gaston said. “We are happy to have the garden here.” Besides, the city has another five years left on its lease with the church for the land, City Manager Andrea Travis said. “We consider ourselves fortunate to have the garden here,” she said. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more