New Private Schools Says Mission is Empowering Students to Love Learning

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Required fields are marked * School that features one-to-one instruction, flexible scheduling and open enrollment options is finding more and more of a role in education today. Halstrom Academy continues to see an increase in part-time and full-time enrollment from families who seek a tailored approach to learning. Halstrom was on the cutting edge when it pioneered the one student to one teacher classroom model in 1985, and is still there today as it provides instruction in a technology-rich teaching environment utilizing iPads loaded with eTextbooks and learning apps, and classes scheduled to fit into the student’s schedule – not the other way around.On January 27, 2013, Halstrom will open its ninth Southern California campus right here in Pasadena. Ani Zeneian, Director of the Halstrom Pasadena campus, shares her excitement for the opening: “We have received numerous requests from Pasadena residents to open a campus in their neighborhood. As a Pasadena resident myself, I believe the value of 1:1 instruction and flexible scheduling options will help many students in grades 6-12 find a love for learning” she says.She goes onto say, “It’s amazing seeing the transformation in students who once struggled in a larger classroom. Now at Halstrom, we see them blossom into confident and caring young adults.”Many types of students choose to attend Halstrom. From aspiring professional athletes and artists and young working professionals, to unique learners such as students with social distraction issues or ADHD, students from all walks of life find Halstrom a place where they can reach their full potential in and out of the classroom because school is designed around them and their needs. Notable Halstrom alumni include actress Blake Lively, Olympic figure skater Sasha Cohen, professional skateboarder and MTV star Ryan Scheckler.Woodland Hills Campus Director, Lisa Bournoutian says “A majority of students who graduate from Halstrom go on to attend prestigious universities, such as Stanford, USC, Loyola Marymount, SMU and Columbia. The skills they learn here help prepare them for how tough classes are at the college level.”Halstrom is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and offers more than 150 AP, UC/CSU certified and NCAA approved classes. Classes are 45 minutes with 3-5 hours of schoolwork per class each week. Ms. Zeneian goes on to say, “At Halstrom we encourage students to stay on campus to finish their schoolwork in one of our two study areas with teacher supervision, eliminating homework distress at home. Staying on campus is great for the students because they can ask their teacher questions and complete their schoolwork, and once they leave school it’s their time to enjoy extracurricular activities, work or family time.”Students at Halstrom are encouraged to run for Student Government, join or create a school club, participate in numerous field trips (some regional with other Halstrom campuses) and lead volunteer and charitable activities on and off campus. “This year, the Los Angeles region took a field trip to the California Science Center, visited historical Olvera Street, and participated in the coastal clean up day at Topanga State Beach. The kids and the teachers had a blast!” says Ms. Bournoutian.In addition, Halstrom ensures students learn what they are taught. Students must pass each lesson with a minimum of 80% before moving onto to the next. If the student doesn’t understand the material, the teacher will modify his/her teaching style and lesson plan so that the student masters the content being taught.Halstrom Academy will open its Pasadena campus January 27 at 35 N. Lake Avenue, Suite 250, Pasadena. (626) 500-0050. www.halstromacademy.orglast_img read more

Oshoala visits Lagos Oba

first_imgRelatedPosts Oshoala unlucky as Wolfsburg beat Barca to reach Women’s Champions League final Ex-Falcons, Golden Eaglets coach dies in Osun NFF shortlists coaches for Super Falcons Super Falcons captain and striker, Asisat Oshoala, on Tuesday paid a courtesy visit to the Palace of His Royal Majesty, Oba Saheed Afemola Elegushi (Kusenla III) of Ikate-Egbushi Kingdom in Lagos State.The Barcelona FC striker via Facebook account posted pictures of her visit to the King’s Palace. “Courtesy visit to His Royal Majesty, Alaiyeluwa Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi (Kusenla III) of Ikate-Elegushi Kingdom …….,” she wrote on social media.Oshoala, an indigene of Lagos, is the reigning African Women Footballer of the Year.She was also a member of the Super Falcons team that won the African Women’s Championship in 2016 and 2018.Tags: Asisat OshoalaOba Saheed Afemola Elegushi (Kusenia III)Super FalconsVisitationlast_img read more

Cricket festival in honour of Tony Cozier

first_imgLATE legendary cricket broadcaster Tony Cozier is being honoured with a tournament called the Tony Cozier 23 and Under Youth to Youth T-6 Cricket Festival scheduled to commence Sunday, September 27 at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA).It is the first of its kind and is expected to attract a total of 16 teams from across the island. The prize money includes $500 for first place and the Tony Cozier challenge shield, second place finishers will take away $250 and the losing semi-finalists will earn $125, tournament director Rodney Simpson said.Simpson explained during last Friday morning’s press conference held at the YMCA that from next year it would be turned into a regional competition because Cozier was well known throughout the Caribbean.“This tournament this year would be a local tournament but next year we will make it a regional tournament because Tony Cozier, who died on May 11, 2016 at the age of 75, is known throughout the Caribbean. We want to move the tournament to different parts of the Caribbean, we want to play it in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, move it around.“Through this first tournament, what we are going to do is that we are going to use this tournament to select a Barbados team to represent Barbados out of this first tournament. So, this tournament is not a one-off and not a local tournament. We will use the local tournament as a nursery to play in the regional tournament,” Simpson said.He explained that for this inaugural edition, the teams are going to be split into four zones, eight matches per day over a period of four Sundays. Two teams from each zone will advance through to the quarterfinal, semifinal and final. Individual prizes will also be given to the most outstanding performers. Hamilton Lashley, chairman of the Hamilton Lashley Human Development Foundation, who is hosting the event, said that it wasn’t by accident that they envisioned this tournament.He explained that the idea for this cricket festival was mooted after his foundation looked across the landscape of Barbados and realised that young people needed intervention in their lives. Therefore, Lashley, a former member of parliament and also a veteran community activist, along with his committee members, came up with this competition named after the former sports journalist, administrator, outstanding community practitioner and president of the Barbados Hockey Association.“If we are going to tackle the serious issues confronting our young people in this country, we have to use practical and popular ideals, ideas and activities to at least bring what I like to call, a kind of equilibrium to the social landscape.“We have decided as a committee that the best medium to use and the most attractive medium to use, contrary to what some social interventionist might think, is the element of sports. Sports continue to be underestimated and underrated in terms of the stabilising effect that it brings to the community,“ Lashley said.The outspoken activist added that he believes the accolade of the highest order for the independence award in Barbados should have been accorded to Cozier when he was alive. And it is not just Cozier but many other outstanding sportsmen and women, he noted, that should have been honoured and recognised while they were still alive.Cozier’s daughter Natalie Linton was present at the launch and spoke on behalf of her family including brother and cricket analyst Craig Cozier who was in Trinidad and Tobago for the Caribbean Premier League. Linton in expressing her gratitude said: “It is a pleasure for me to be here and for my dad to be honoured like this to have a competition named after him. I am certain with all the partners involved and Mr Lashley’s organisation and his team that it will be a successful tournament and will go on for years.Community Officer of the Hamilton Lashley Human Development Foundation, which has been in operation since 2006, Marc Laurent, added that it was an honour to recognise a stalwart such as Cozier and to highlight his contribution, not only to cricket but also to hockey.“This foundation has facilitated a number of community events. I need to tip my hat to Mr Lashley because a lot of it has been done without the assistance of what we call social media now. This is an opportunity to highlight activities that the foundation has been taking part in over the last couple of years, and use this as a platform or springboard to get more individuals on board through traditional media,” Laurent said. (Extracted from Barbados Today)last_img read more

10 months agoTalking Tactics: Solskjaer’s risky Man Utd; Puel Leicester sack; Fernandinho irreplaceable

first_imgTagsOpinionAbout the authorAlex Keble FollowShare the loveHave your say Talking Tactics: Solskjaer’s risky Man Utd; Puel Leicester sack; Fernandinho irreplaceableby Alex Keble10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool went four points clear at the top of the Premier League table after Crystal Palace’s shock win against Manchester City. Roy Hodgson’s side exposed some emerging issues in the City midfield and defence, tactically outclassing his opponent on Saturday to put Jurgen Klopp’s team firmly in control of the title race.Elsewhere Ole Gunnar Solskjaer emphasised risk-taking as Manchester United found a fluency and tactical coherence that has been lacking all season. They are still eight points off fourth, but after such a dominant performance Champions League qualification is not unthinkable. Here are three things we learnt from the weekend action:1) Ranieri-style Leicester win shows Puel isn’t the right fit for the clubIt might seem harsh to highlight Claude Puel’s unsuitability to the Leicester job immediately after a 1-0 win at Chelsea, but the manner of their performance should be a wake-up call to the board. Holding just 28% possession and breaking forward quickly, Leicester were forced to play in the counter-attacking style that has become the ‘Leicester way’ ever since their title win. Puel’s desire to play patient possession football hasn’t sat well with the fans or certain players; after Saturday, it’s easy to see why.Chelsea are becoming increasingly jaded, and at Stamford Bridge they struggled to find any rhythm. Leicester’s narrow, compact shell meant Jorginho was consistently forced to spread the ball out wide (rather than cut incisive balls through the middle) for the wingers to attempt crosses (36 in total, their highest tally of the season). It was classic Leicester: deny space in the middle, force long balls into the box, and – with Wes Morgan and Harry Maguire in defence – head everything clear.On the counter, Jamie Vardy came to life after a difficult season adapting to Puel’s tactics. James Maddison also looked freer, breaking into space behind Jorginho to set up the winner with a neat assist. It’s clear that Leicester have the personnel – and the desire – to play in a very different philosophy to the one their current manager preaches.2) Narrow front three helps United play high-tempo attacking footballOle Gunnar Solskjaer’s first game in charge of Manchester United was easy enough, but nevertheless he deserves credit for unshackling the players; they had clearly been told to get the ball forward quickly, keep it moving at high speed, and take plenty of risks in possession. The sight of Victor Lindelof playing a one-two and galloping deep into the Cardiff half summed up the new attitude.Tactically speaking, the biggest change was in the positional play of United’s front three. Marcus Rashford dropped off the front while Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial moved infield from the wings, with all three players regularly combining in the number ten space. Such narrowness, and positional fluidity, pulled Cardiff’s defence out of position – most notably in the move for United’s third goal.There will be tougher challenges ahead, but Solskjaer clearly understands the club’s history and the players’ desire to play expansive attacking football. That should ensure his tenure is a successful one.3) Fernandinho is irreplaceable as John Stones is exposed by PalaceMan City seemed to have unlimited strength in depth, and yet on Saturday they were beaten primarily because John Stones could not deputise successfully for the injured Fernandinho. The Brazilian is a clever player defensively, but more importantly has a rare agility for a defensive midfielder. This allows City to play in a very wide formation, because Fernandinho can rapidly change direction and recover the ball.Stones clearly isn’t the most mobile of footballers, making him a strange choice to start in central midfield on Saturday. He was turned in the build-up to the first two Palace goals, first by failing to make a strong enough tackle on James McArthur and then losing control of the midfield battle as Palace won a freekick (from which Andros Townsend scored). Fernandinho’s injury could mean he misses the Leicester City match on Boxing Day – which is a major boost for Liverpool. Just like Palace, it is easy to imagine Leicester’s Maddison and Vardy countering around the flat-footed Stones.Best of the Week – Hodgson’s use of SchluppCrystal Palace’s performance in their victory over Man City was fairly typical of Roy Hodgson’s time in charge of the club, although there was one big difference: Jeffrey Schlupp played in central midfield for perhaps the first time in his career. He added pace and directness in the centre, allowing Palace to counter-attack against John Stones rather than out wide. Schlupp’s impact was most obvious in his equalising goal, but Hodgson’s selection also indirectly played a hand in Palace’s second and third. By adding Schlupp into the middle, switching from 4-4-2 to 4-5-1, Hodgson had to move Andros Townsend out to the right wing. His cutting inside from the right sucked Man City inwards, helping Aaron Wan-Bissaka isolate Fabian Delph – as he did in the build-up to Palace’s match-winning penalty.Worst of the Week – Everton’s defendingConfusion across the back four defined Everton’s 6-2 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday. They failed to track Spurs’ runs properly, communicating badly and clearly struggling with Marco Silva’s high line.But more important was the lack of pressure on the Spurs midfielders. Mauricio Pochettino instructed his team to play lots of long balls in behind Everton’s high line, and this worked primarily because Everton’s midfield didn’t close down quickly enough. Christian Eriksen was given the freedom of Goodison Park – and that can only end in one team winning. last_img read more

Country Needs to Entrench Culture of Recycling – Minister Arscott

first_imgLocal Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Noel Arscott, says Jamaica needs to entrench a culture of recycling and reuse of its solid waste in a bid to preserve the environment.“We generate 1,200 tonnes of waste per day in the Corporate Area alone. Of this, 40 per cent of it is recyclable, which presents a tremendous business opportunity,” the Minister noted.Mr. Arscott was addressing the official opening of Jamaica Recycles, at the company’s plant at Spanish Town Road, Kingston, on January 16. The company backed by American investors, Harold Kirsten and Dennis Soriano, is recovering recyclable materials in the Corporate Area initially, before expanding into the rest of Jamaica.“I am indeed happy that these progressive businessmen found an opportunity and have stuck to the task and today we can see the work in progress. They have currently employed 10 persons and I am sure with the multiplier effect, they will increase that number,” the Minister said.Mr. Arscott also gave an update on a pilot programme undertaken by the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) in the communities of Havendale, Karachi and Whitfield Town (in Kingston), to determine the willingness of residents in these areas to separate the plastic portion of the waste generated in their households.“After analyzing the data, I conclude that the project was a success,” he informed, adding that 1,647 or 3,624 pounds of plastic were collected from the three communities between May and September 2012.“There were, however, some interesting observations. There were wide gaps in the level of participation among the three communities and some residents did not see the importance of the project,” the Minister said.He emphasised that his Ministry is determined to entrench the recycling culture in Jamaicans and this can be accepted over time with public education.Mr. Arscott added that the NSWMA will be conducting a similar project in another region, in an effort to determine how the project should be implemented islandwide.“This will not only reduce the volume of plastics at our landfills and in our drains and gullies, but will create job opportunities for our citizens and promote a cleaner and healthier environment in which we work and live,” the Minister pointed out.Jamaica Recycles’ initial concentration will be on waste paper and plastic, with the intent to expand its scope of services in the future to include other recyclable material, such as electronic scrap, industrial plastic, glass and metals.The company will pay for recyclable material either delivered to their Spanish Town Road facility or collected at customer sites. The purchase price will be set based on the value of the individual recyclable commodity. The company also operates a buy-back centre at its processing facility, where customers can sell their recyclable material.last_img read more

Secondhand Ultramax Joins Genco Shippings Fleet

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Dry bulk specialists Genco Shipping & Trading Limited has taken delivery of the recently acquired 61,000 dwt Ultramax vessel.The Genco Weatherly is the first of six vessels to be delivered to Genco as part of its recent agreements to acquire the secondhand ships.Besides the 2014-built Ultramax, the company reached a deal to purchase two 2015-built 180,000 dwt Capesize vessels and another 2016-built 60,000 dwt Ultramax vessel.In addition, Genco entered into another agreement to acquire two 2016-built 180,000 dwt Capesize vessels.All of the units are expected to be delivered to Genco in the third quarter of 2018.last_img

Aritzia sees 13th straight quarter of comparable sales growth net revenue up

first_imgVANCOUVER – Aritzia Inc. (TSX:ATZ) reported its 13th consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales growth in its most recent quarter.The Vancouver-based women’s fashion brand says its comparable sales grew 6.3 per cent for its third quarter ended Nov. 26, 2017, due to continued momentum in its e-commerce business. In the third quarter of 2016, it reported 15.1 per cent growth.Its net revenue rose 9.6 per cent to $204.4 million, compared to $186.5 million in the same quarter last year. The company mostly attributed the increase to seven store openings, as well as five expanded or repositioned stores since the third quarter.The company says its adjusted net income rose 11.4 per cent to $30.6 million, or 26 cents per share, from $27.5 million, or 23 cents per share, in the third quarter of 2016.While its net revenue fell below analyst expectations, its earnings per share outperformed estimates, according to data from Thomson Reuters.last_img read more

Toronto stock market falls as oil prices and energy stocks move lower

first_imgTORONTO — Losses in the energy sector helped Canada’s main stock index posted a triple-digit decline as U.S. markets also sank deep into the red in late-morning trading.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 154.50 points at 14,916.51.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 362.66 points at 24,654.78. The S&P 500 index was down 28.4 points at 2,662.33, while the Nasdaq composite was down 55.82 points at 6,972.66.The Canadian dollar traded for 75.57 cents US compared with an average of 75.89 cents US on Monday.The January crude contract was down US$2.47 at US$54.73 per barrel and the December natural gas contract was down 15 cents US$4.55 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was down US$1.30 at US$1,224.00 an ounce and the December copper contract was down 0.90 of a cent at US$2.79 a pound.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Alberta shrugs off BCs legal challenge on wine ban says much more

first_imgHorgan’s government has been fighting the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline – which got the green light from the federal government in late 2016 – and Notley’s government views the move as a back door way to kill the project by strangling its financial viability.Notley and Bilous have said the Trans Mountain expansion is critical because Alberta’s crude oil sells at a sharp discount on the North American market due to pipeline bottlenecks and to a lack of access to a better price on overseas markets.“The cost to the Canadian economy is significant,” said Bilous.“We have one buyer, which is the U.S., (and) the differential is somewhere around $30 (US a barrel). We’ve lost out on billions of dollars.” The Trans Mountain expansion would triple the amount of oil shipped from Alberta to a terminal in Burnaby.The $7.4-billion Kinder Morgan Canada project has faced delays despite the federal approval.In December, the National Energy Board stepped in to announce it would allow Kinder Morgan to bypass permit delays in Burnaby. Over the weekend, Horgan’s government announced it will challenge that decision in the Federal Court.Along with the wine ban, Notley has also retaliated by scuttling talks to buy $500 million worth of electricity from B.C. She has also struck a 19-member task force of politicians, academics, finance and business leaders to find other ways to put pressure on B.C.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has made it clear the project will go ahead and that Ottawa has the final say on pipelines. Federal officials have been meeting with their B.C. counterparts and Notley has promised further retaliatory measures this week if there is no progress on resolving the impasse. B.C. upped the ante Monday in its cross-boundary trade dispute with Alberta, by invoking the dispute settlement process over the wine ban under Canada’s free-trade agreement.Under the agreement, the two sides have four months to resolve the dispute before an arbitration panel kicks in.Bilous said Alberta won’t even come to the table unless B.C. reverses its decision to refuse additional oil from Alberta while it studies spill safety.“B.C. has really one option, and that is for them to smarten up (and) realize that what they’re doing is unconstitutional,” said Bilous. “A province cannot dictate what goes in a pipeline. That is a federal jurisdiction. They need to acknowledge that, recognize it and ensure that this pipeline moves forward.”The wine ban, imposed Feb. 6 by Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, affects $70 million worth of wine from B.C. a year _ about 17 million bottles.The dispute began three weeks ago, when B.C. Premier John Horgan’s government announced it would not take additional levels of crude from Alberta until it could be sure there are measures in place to handle spill safety.center_img EDMONTON, A.B. — Alberta’s economic development minister is shrugging off a legal challenge filed by British Columbia over Alberta’s ban on B.C. wine.Deron Bilous says the potential fine Alberta faces for violating free trade rules is a pittance when set against the stakes of the Trans Mountain pipeline issue.“Let’s compare the (maximum) $5 million in a fine versus the billions of dollars of investment and the thousands of jobs,” Bilous told reporters at the legislature Tuesday. “We know what our priority is, and that’s getting this pipeline built.”last_img read more

Fort Nelson Fox and Lynx Video is a sight to see

first_imgFORT NELSON B.C. – A recent video of a rare encounter between a fox and lynx, has captured the attention of viewers.Allyson Rozak-Burgess was driving in Fort Nelson, B.C., along a resource road on Nov. 1, when she came around a corner and saw two shapes ahead.Once they separated, she could see a fox and a lynx, squaring off. “I parked, I grabbed my phone,” Rozak-Burgess said. She had never seen anything like it. Thinking that the Lynx was after the fox, Rozak-Burgess was concerned for the fox, as the standoff continued she sees the fox is actually after the Lynx.“I think the fox was guarding a den,” she said. That’s when Rozak-Burgess started hearing the fox “bark.”“I’ve seen a fox and a lynx before,” she said, having lived in northern B.C. all her life, “but I’ve never seen behaviour like that.”From what she could tell, the lynx did take off into the trees and left the fox alone.last_img read more