Professional Child Development Associates Participates in Special Olympics Annual Summer Games

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Community News From Left to Right: Coach Priscilla S., Angelo G., Justin C., Victoria S., Jason, Miles W., Max V., Coach Reyhanak S. Photo courtesy PCDAOn Saturday, June 7, 2014, young athletes from Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) participated in a Young Athletesâ„¢ Program (YAP) demonstration at Special Olympics’ 45th Annual Summer Games Invitational at the University of Southern California.Special Olympics’ Young Athletesâ„¢ Program is a sports play program adopted by PCDA for young children, 2-7 years, with cognitive and developmental challenges. Using the DIR/Floortimeâ„¢ model, fun activities and games are designed to teach fundamental skills that introduce young athletes to sports and the world of Special Olympics. The non-competitive, sports play environment allows for children of all abilities to develop skills important to mental and physical growth. For more information about the Pasadena Young Athletes Program located at PCDA, visit www.pcdateam.org. HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News 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the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Giving Back Professional Child Development Associates Participates in Special Olympics Annual Summer Games From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | 6:34 pm More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a commentlast_img read more

Victoria Clark, Kelli O’Hara & Matthew Morrison Set for Piazza Reunion Concert

first_imgVictoria Clark & Kelli O’Hara in ‘The Light in the Piazza’Photo: Joan Marcus View Comments Statues, stories, and a particularly windborne hat will return to Lincoln Center for one night only. Kelli O’Hara, Victoria Clark, Matthew Morrison and more are set to appear at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on April 4 for a concert presentation of The Light in the Piazza, commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas musical’s Broadway bow.The trio reunites for the benefit performance after headlining the original Bartlett Sher production. Since then, O’Hara has returned to the Beaumont twice and won a Tony for her current performance in The King and I, Clark earned nominations for Sister Act, Cinderella and Gigi, and Morrison recently concluded his run in Finding Neverland.Several members of the original Broadway cast—including Patti Cohenour, Michael Berresse, Sarah Uriarte Berry, Mark Harelik, Felicity LaFortune and Joseph Siravo—will also take the stage for the special event.Based on the 1960 novella by Elizabeth Spencer (which in turn inspired the 1962 film adaptation), The Light in the Piazza follows Margaret (Clark) and Clara (O’Hara), a mother and daughter from North Carolina who travel to Florence. Clara quickly falls in love with Fabrizio (Morrison), a young Italian man. As their relationship blossoms, Margaret must cope with letting go of both her daughter and a dark family secret (involving a Shetland pony).The Light in the Piazza opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on April 18, 2005. That June, the musical won six Tony Awards, including Best Score for Guettel and Best Actress in a Musical for Clark. The show marked the beginning of O’Hara’s relationship with Sher and Lincoln Center, as well as her first Tony nomination.last_img read more

Tick tricks

first_imgBy Nancy C. HinkleUniversity of GeorgiaSouthern lore offers many ways to remove a tick you find attached to you: Smother it with petroleum jelly, kerosene or nail polish remover. Burn it with a match. Twist it counterclockwise to unscrew it. Awful things happen, they say, if you leave a tick’s head in your skin to “fester.”They’re all wrong.For starters, don’t worry about breaking off a tick’s head. It can’t transmit disease organisms. But if a tick is aggravated, it will vomit into your bloodstream, so keep it calm until you can remove it. Don’t ever put any irritating compounds on it.Do, however, use tweezers to remove it as soon as you can. A tick is like a balloon attached to a hypodermic needle, so pressing its body can push tick juice into your bloodstream.Remember the tweezersTo avoid giving yourself a tick “shot,” position the tweezers as close to your skin as you can. Then pinch its head, preventing regurgitation, and pull.Afterwards, wash the wound and apply antibiotic cream.It’s normal for a red, irritated area and scab to persist for days or even weeks. It’s purely a localized reaction to the tick’s saliva, not a sign of disease.However, keep the tick for a couple of weeks, just in case you later come down with a tick-borne disease. Don’t flush it. Ticks won’t drown. Instead, put it in a zipper-lock bag in the refrigerator, with the date noted. If you develop a rash or flu-like symptoms later, you’ll have the tick for examination.Better yet…A better way to handle ticks is to avoid them in the first place.When I’m hiking or working in a tick-infested habitat, I tuck my pants down into my socks. Ticks always crawl upward, so this prevents their getting under my clothing to my skin. If they have to crawl outside my clothes, I can see ticks and remove them before they can attach.If you’re outdoors a lot in tick habitats, you may want to treat your clothing with an effective repellent. Sawyer, Coulston and other brands of permethrin spray are sold to treat clothing only. Never use these products on your skin.To treat your clothes, lay your pants, socks, jacket, etc., on newspaper and spray them liberally. Then turn them over and spray the other side. Leave them to dry overnight. In the morning, you’ll have good tick protection.This permethrin treatment remains active and effective for weeks. Hunters and hikers often treat their garments and then wear the same clothes every time they go anywhere ticks may be.You can treat exposed parts of your body with DEET repellents, which offer some tick protection, too. Follow the label directions. And be particularly careful using DEET around your eyes, mouth and mucous membranes and anywhere on children.Flying ticks?Ticks can’t jump or fly and don’t live in trees. They’re on the ground and at the tips of low-growing plants, where they’re most likely to latch onto shoes and ankles. That’s why you need to treat shoes, socks and pants cuffs with a repellent and keep ticks from crawling up to bare skin.Despite all precautions, you may occasionally get a tick on you, so at the end of the day, do a “tick check.”Strip down and use a mirror to examine all of your body. Pay close attention to your waist and wherever your clothes fit snugly. Feel carefully through your hairline, too. Ticks often attach along the edge of the scalp.If a tick is attached to your skin less than 12 hours, it has little or no chance to transmit a disease.Avoid ticks if you can. If you can’t, at least keep them happy until you can sneak up on them and pull them off.(Nancy Hinkle is a Cooperative Extension entomologist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Halsey misses out

first_img Halsey did not issue a red card to Wigan striker McManaman during his side’s 2-1 win over Newcastle on March 17 because, he said later, his view of the challenge on Haidara was blocked. Because of the international break, this weekend will be the first round of Premier League fixtures since the incident, and Halsey’s only top-flight outing will be as the fourth official for Reading’s trip to Arsenal. Mark Halsey, the official who did not send off Callum McManaman for his high tackle on Massadio Haidara, has not been given a Barclays Premier League game to referee this weekend. Press Associationcenter_img McManaman’s tackle was greeted with outrage, but could not be punished in retrospect by the Football Association because one of Halsey’s two assistants saw the incident, provoking a debate about the merits of disciplinary system. Halsey will referee Friday’s npower League One game between Coventry and Doncaster. last_img read more

Iowa’s governor, farmers urge Trump to let pro-ethanol court ruling stand

first_imgDES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds is again lobbying President Trump and his Administration on ethanol policy.The EPA has signaled it will appeal a court ruling that sided with the ethanol industry and against some of the EPA’s waivers that let small oil refineries skip blending ethanol into gasoline.“We don’t think they should appeal it,” Reynolds said. “We think they should let it stand and that should be something that they implement nationwide.”Reynolds and other ethanol advocates have argued many of the hardship waivers for oil refineries were not warranted and a federal court agreed.“We’re going to continue to reach out to the White House and say: ‘Let it go,’” Reynolds told Radio Iowa.A federal court ruled in January that any oil refinery waivers granted after 2010 should be extensions. The policy would significantly limit the number of waivers the EPA could grant. The Trump Administration has until March 24 to make a decision on whether to appeal. Groups representing farmers and the biofuels industry have been voicing their objections to an appeal.“Families in my state are looking at each other across the kitchen table this morning and wondering why the president through this appeal would try to prolong this fight between farmers, the EPA and oil interests,” said Dave Walton, who raises corn, soybeans and livestock on a farm near Wilton on eastern Iowa. “It’s kind of baffling to us.”Walton, who is active in the Soybean Association at the state and national level, said the waivers impact the biodiesel industry, too, and it would be “a kick in the teeth” if the Trump Administration sides with the oil industry and appeals the ruling.“This issue could destroy President Trump’s relationship with leaders and voters across the heartland,” Walton said.National Corn Growers Association president Kevin Ross, who farms near Minden in southwest Iowa, said the potential appeal has injected more unneeded uncertainty into the marketplace.“This is a united front from agriculture, our biofuels groups and other supporters of the decision,” he said during a conference call with Midwest reporters which Walton joined, too.If the court ruling stands, the number of oil industry waivers from biofuel blending requirements would be drastically reduced in the future. The oil industry argues forcing small refineries to blend ethanol into gasoline puts a financial strain on small refineries. Farmers and biofuels groups say the waivers have depressed demand for ethanol and biodiesel.last_img read more