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Muir’s MPYD Explores Leadership with Sanchez, Wells and Pickens


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Required fields are marked * 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez discusses leadership with MPYD students at Muir High School.Gang intervention expert Ricky Pickens urged MPYD students to resist the temptations of the streets by making independent decisions and living “above mediocrity.”“Leadership” was the focus as Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez, Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin Wells and gang intervention expert Ricky Pickens spoke to male students at John Muir High School during three special sessions of “Lunch With the Future,” an on-campus motivational speaker series that is a key program of Mentoring & Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD).“Lunch With the Future provides an opportunity for young men to dialogue with community-conscious achievers from all walks of life. Chief Wells, Mr. Pickens and Chief Sanchez are well known for their commitment to young people and MPYD is grateful to each of these men for taking time to share their wisdom during our weeklong series on leadership,” stated Cameron Turner, who coordinates MPYD’s Lunch With the Future calendar.Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin Wells (right) and John Muir High School Principal Timothy Sippel (left) greet MPYD students Carlos Vasquez and Jordan Howard after the chief’s presentation on leadership.Sharing anecdotes from his 36-year fire service career as well and his long history as a youth baseball coach, Pasadena Fire Chief Wells described several characteristics of effective leadership including accountability, integrity, communication, and regarding leadership as service to others.“For me it’s been about a calling. That is my sense of duty,” Wells said of his role as fire chief. “We run about sixteen thousand calls a day and I have to make sure that every time we answer that call, that the person answering that call does it in such a way that is caring, competent and compassionate to everybody they touch.”Ricky Pickens (center) is joined by longtime MPYD mentor Philip Holland (right) and MPYD staff member Cameron Turner (left).Police Chief Sanchez asked students to describe the kind of leader they would follow. MPYD members responded by citing characteristics such as integrity, honesty, trustworthiness and the ability to listen to your team. Referencing the domestic violence case involving former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice, Sanchez said that men demonstrate leadership by responding calmly to emotionally heated situations and by respecting women. “I wonder how you treat women. If you’re respectful to them or if you comment under your breath about what they wear or how they conduct themselves. Men tend to do those kinds of things. (But if you do that) you’re eroding, you’re wearing away your own character,” Sanchez told the MPYD students.Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin Wells (Center), John Muir High School Principal Timothy Sippel (Right) and Executive Director Greg Middleton (Left)Ricky Pickens, Director of Prevention and Intervention Services at the Flintridge Center, shared insights from his more than 20 years of working closely with street gangs in and around Pasadena. Explaining how he avoided criminal life despite having several gang affiliated family members, Pickens urged the MPYD youth, “Be your own self. That means doing the right thing when nobody else is looking. Be above mediocrity. Be above the image of the average African-American and Latino high school student. When they say you can’t get A’s and B’s in classes, you can do it!”MPYD presents speakers from a broad range of career fields and life experiences through its Lunch With the Future series. The events take place on the Muir campus every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during the school lunch period.Upcoming Lunch With the Future speakers include former PCC and UNLV football coach Harvey Hyde, Pasadena Deputy Police Chief Darryl Qualls, Pasadena City Councilmembers John J. Kennedy and Victor M. Gordo, aerospace engineer Luis Dominguez, entrepreneur Lonzie Johnson, filmmaker Flavio Morales and many more. On October 21, MPYD will host a special Lunch With the Future Roundtable with PUSD Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald, PUSD Board President Scott Phelps and PUSD Board Member Tyron Hampton.For further information on MPYD or to become a volunteer or donor please contact Executive Director Greg Middleton at (626) 396-5600 ext 82510. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Muir’s MPYD Explores Leadership with Sanchez, Wells and Pickens STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, September 22, 2014 | 2:34 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more


Buncrana budget meeting this afternoon


first_img WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Pinterest Buncrana Town Council will meet this afternoon to adopt it’s budget for 2013 with a freeze on commercial rates is one of the key features that has been agreed.It will be the fourth year in a row that Council has opted to freeze business rates in the town.The Budget totals just over 3 million euro, with the majority spent on road, transport and safety.The total payroll cost for Buncrana Town Council will be 738,287 euro for 2013, a significant decrease from the 2008 figure, which was 1.2m euro.Cllr Nicolas Crossan says he’s hopeful that the budget will be passed:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/nic830.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Twitter Google+center_img Previous articleLetterkenny Town Council passes budget for 2013Next articleRing announces 300,000 euro for GAA Centre of Excellence News Highland Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme News By News Highland – December 21, 2012 Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Buncrana budget meeting this afternoonlast_img read more


Administrative Tribunal Not An ‘Alternative’, But The’Only’ Forum For Service Matters : Delhi HC [Read Order]


first_imgNews UpdatesAdministrative Tribunal Not An ‘Alternative’, But The’Only’ Forum For Service Matters : Delhi HC [Read Order] Viswajith Anand21 July 2020 9:51 PMShare This – xIn a recent decision, the single bench of the Delhi High Court held that, in service matters the High Court lacks original jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution. The bench of Justice Jyothi Singh, by placing reliance on the landmark apex court decision in L.Chandra Kumar v. Union of India (1997) 3 SCC 261 observed that , “It is clear that after the authoritative pronouncement…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a recent decision, the single bench of the Delhi High Court held that, in service matters the High Court lacks original jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution. The bench of Justice Jyothi Singh, by placing reliance on the landmark apex court decision in L.Chandra Kumar v. Union of India (1997) 3 SCC 261 observed that , “It is clear that after the authoritative pronouncement of the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, this Court cannot entertain the present petition and remedy of the Petitioner lies only before the Central Administrative Tribunal. The principles laid down in L. Chandra Kumar (supra) are binding on this Court in view of Article 141 of the Constitution of India”Background.The Petitioner was a 1986 batch IPS officer from the Haryana Cadre and during 2018 a vacancy in the post of Director General of Police (DGP ) had reported. The State of Haryana included the name of the petitioner for the purpose of sending it to the UPSC for consideration and empanelment. In the list of empanelled IPS officers released by the UPSC. the name of the petitioner was not included. The petitioner had initially filed a Writ petition under Article 32 before the Supreme Court and got dismissed. Subsequently, the appellant filed another petition before the High Court under Article 226.Senior Advocate r Mr. Arvind Varma and Advocate Ms. Aditi Mohan, appearing for the petitioner submitted that “Existence of an alternate remedy was not a bar on entertaining the petition by a Writ Court and is a rule of Self Imposed Limitation.” “The principle of exhaustion of efficacious alternate statutory remedy vis a vis exercise of writ jurisdiction was merely a rule of prudence and discretion rather than rule of law”, they contended.Jurisdiction of the HC in Service Matters.The Court had clarified the law regarding the jurisdiction of the High Court in entertaining a service matter. The Court had observed that,”in the opinion of this Court, that in relation to service matters covered under the Act, there is an ouster of jurisdiction of the High Court as a Court of ‘first instance’ and the Tribunal is not an ‘alternative’, but is the ‘only’ Forum available to the Petitioner. It is neither a matter of ‘choice’ for the Petitioner to approach the Tribunal, nor is it a matter of discretion with this Court to entertain the petition”The Court further asserted that, “There cannot be a doubt on the proposition canvassed by Learned Senior Counsel that jurisdiction conferred on High Courts under Article 226 of the Constitution of India is an inviolable basic framework of our Constitution, however, with respect to service matters of the employees covered under the Act, High Courts cannot exercise jurisdiction in the first instance. As enunciated by the Supreme Court, all decisions of the Tribunal are subject to scrutiny by a Division Bench of the concerned High Court and it is at this stage that High Court exercises its power of Judicial Review “L. Chandra Kumar’s Case.L.Chandra Kumar ‘s case (Supra) is a landmark decision by the apex court which decided the constitutional validity of Article 323 of the Constitution. The Constitutional bench under CJI A.M.Ahmadi had laid down that, the Tribunals created pursuant to Article 323-A or under Article 323-B of the Constitution of India are competent to hear matters entrusted to them and will continue to act as only Courts of ‘first instance’ in respect of the areas of law for which they have been constituted. The Apex Court had set the law regarding the jurisdiction of the Tribunals and the High Court s in entertaining service matters, the Court observed as follows : (1) The Tribunals are competent to hear matters where the vires of statutory provisions are questioned. In discharging this duty, they cannot act as substitutes for the High Courts and the Supreme Court which have, under our constitutional set-up, been specifically entrusted with such an obligation. (2) The function of Tribunals in this respect is only supplementary and all such decisions of the Tribunals will be subject to scrutiny before a Division Bench of the respective High Courts. (3) The Tribunals will consequently also have the power to test the vires of subordinate legislations and rules. However, this power of the Tribunals will be subject to one important exception. The Tribunals shall not entertain any question regarding the vires of their parent statutes following the settled principle that a Tribunal which is a creature of an Act cannot declare that very Act to be unconstitutional. (4) Tribunals will, however, continue to act as the only courts of first instance in respect of the areas of law for which they have been constituted. (5) it will not be open for litigants to directly approach the High Courts even in cases where they question the vires of statutory legislations (except, as mentioned, where the legislation which creates the particular Tribunal is challenged) by overlooking the jurisdiction of the Tribunal concerned. The petitioner had contended that the case is been pending before the court since March 2019 and the same should be considered as a valid ground to hold the petition maintainable. The court has observed that, “The argument that the petition has been pending in this Court since March, 2019 and should be entertained, no doubt appeals at first blush, but cannot be sustained due to lack of jurisdiction. No Court can usurp a jurisdiction, it lacks and I am afraid, this plea does not take the case of the Petitioner forward”The Court dismissed the petition by giving the petitioner his liberty to approach the Central Administrative tribunal for the determination of his grievance.”In view of the judgement in (L. Chandra Kumar) (supra) and Section 14(1) read with Section 3(q) of the Act, present Petition is not maintainable in this Court and is accordingly dismissed It would, however, be open to the Petitioner to approach the Central Administrative Tribunal for determination of his grievances on merits”, asserted by the court.CASE DETAILS : TITLE : Prabhat Ranjan Deo v. Union Public Service Commission & OthersCASE NO: W.P.(C) 3334 OF 2019CORAM : Justice Jyoti SinghClick here to download judgment Next Storylast_img read more


Update on acquisition proposal from EG Group


first_img Caltex receives acquisition proposal from EG Group. (Credit: Pexels from Pixabay.) Caltex Australia refers to its ASX announcement dated 19 February 2020 advising that it had received a non-binding, indicative and conditional proposal from EG Group Limited (EG) to acquire all of the shares in Caltex via a scheme of arrangement (EG Proposal).The Caltex Board has carefully considered the EG Proposal, including taking into account the associated risks, costs and complexities. The Caltex Board has obtained advice from its financial and legal advisers and has also considered feedback from Caltex shareholders.The Board has concluded that the EG Proposal undervalues the Company and does not represent compelling value for Caltex’s shareholders.However, the Caltex Board considers that it is in the interests of Caltex shareholders to engage further with EG. Accordingly, Caltex has offered to engage further with EG in relation to a potential transaction.There is no certainty that the discussions between Caltex and EG will result in EG improving its proposal or in EG making a binding proposal. Source: Company Press Release The Caltex Board has obtained advice from its financial and legal advisers and has also considered feedback from Caltex shareholderslast_img read more


OUSU joins criticism of University over harassment case


first_imgOUSU Council has voted to support an open letter in which 135 students and alumni expressed “concern and dismay” at the University’s handling of a student’s death.An inquest into the death of Charlotte Coursier heard that she had been harassed by Pembroke Philosophy tutor Dr Jeffrey Ketland. A coroner told the inquest that Coursier had receive “crazy and rambling emails” from Ketland before she took her own life. Dr Ketland remained an employee of the university while an internal review was conducted, and he continues to be employed at Pembroke.The open letter states, “We worry about the lack of information communicated to students. We further worry about the decision to keep Dr Ketland in institutionally mediated contact with students after the review began.”The 135 signatories includes 39 of Coursier’s fellow Philosophy BPhil students, and 24 Philosophy DPhil students. Sarah Pine, OUSU VP Women, Lucy Delaney, OUSU Women’s Campaign Officer, Rebekka Hammelsbeck, former OUSU Women’s Campaign Officer, and several organisers of the It Happens Here campaign also signed the letter.The letter criticises the University for failing to keep students informed about the review. It says, “The lack of comment has created a difficult atmosphere in the Philosophy Faculty. Some students now fear that harassment charges are not taken seriously. Others were upset to only learn of the situation in the national press.”Secondly, the letter suggests the University should have limited student contact with Ketland after the police issued a warning under the Harassment Act. It reads, “It is strongly in the interests of students not to be placed at undue risk of harassment. It seems to us that when harassment allegations are made against a member of staff, the University should limit their institutionally mediated contact with students whilst a review occurs.”As the letter notes, Ketland continued to have contact with students as the University conducted its review, urging “the swift adoption of such a suspension policy.” Elena Cagnoli, Graduate Students Women Representative, said, “I signed the letter to urge the University to handle cases of alleged harassment more openly and carefully. The University’s duty of care towards its members, I think, demands such openness and attention toward the students’ welfare.The lack of information communicated to present and incoming students and the decision to keep the alleged harasser in institutionally mediated contact with students after the review began created a bad atmosphere amongst the student community.”At OUSU Council on Wednesday night, an emergency motion passed that was proposed by Sarah Pine, OUSU VP Women. It noted the “lack of information communicated to directly affected students is concerning” and that the decision to keep Ketland in contact with students “did not have to occur.” The motion resolved “to add OUSU Council to the list of signatures” of the open letter.Pine commented, “I share in the concern and dismay directed towards the information denied towards students at Oxford, as well as the decision to keep Ketland in contact with students while an investigation was ongoing.Women, even Oxford women, experience harassment and relationship abuse so frequently, it is saddening that they cannot be sure that others will respond in the ways that will best support them.”An Oxford University spokesperson responded to the letter, saying, “The University can confirm it has received the open letter and has noted its contents. All University policies are kept actively under review.”On the question of communication with students, a spokesperson told Cherwell, “The Department of Philosophy has held a meeting with graduate students to inform of the outcome of the inquest into Charlotte’s death and to discuss any questions arising.“A University review concluded in October. Its purpose was to inform senior members of the University of the circumstances of Charlotte’s death and to advise on any future steps. The findings of the review remain confidential but University is continuing to consider the most appropriate action as a consequence.”Several signatories responded negatively to these University comments. Rachel Fraser and Jacob Williamson, who attended the meeting held by the Department of Philosophy, said, “The University’s statement is potentially misleading. The meeting referred to did take place, but students were given no details not already in the public domain concerning any review or investigation undertaken by the University. Details of the coroner’s inquest were given to students during the meeting. The results of the coroner’s inquest were, at the time of the meeting, a matter of public record. No one representing the Department or University attended the inquest. All questions concerning particular cases were met with an insistence that no comment could be made.”last_img read more


Tesco repeats Scottish festival


first_imgThe Scottish baking industry will be represented at Tesco’s Enjoy the Taste of Scotland food festival in Glasgow, from 25-27 April.Now in its third year, the free event will see over 100 Tesco suppliers from all over Scotland exhibiting in the city’s George’s Square. “The event has been a great success,” Alastair Macphie, chief executive of Macphie, told British Baker. “As a supplier to Tesco, the show provides an excellent platform to promote our bakery ingredients to a wider audience.”Other bakery firms signed up to the festival include Allied Bakeries, Bell Bakers, Border Biscuits, Maclean’s Highland Bakery, California Cake Company, Finsbury Foods and JG Ross.The event will include a celebrity cookery theatre and opportunities for consumers to taste and buy products from suppliers.last_img read more


Shooting suspect turns himself in


first_img Twitter The man accused in the murder of Anthony Logan last month on Lincoln Way West has turned himself in to the police.Fred Robertson Morris, 33, surrendered on Saturday and was booked on the outstanding warrant for murder and a felony firearm sentencing enhancement. He was scheduled for arraignment Monday afternoon.One other person charged in the case, Revlon Harrell, will be in court next week on a charge of assisting a criminal. Police say she claimed responsibility for the shooting to protect Morris, her boyfriend, who had previously been in federal prison. By Tommie Lee – January 11, 2021 0 316 IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook Previous articleNotre Dame’s Aaron Taylor headed for the College Football Hall of FameNext articleNew strain of COVID-19 has arrived in Indiana Tommie Lee Pinterest Pinterest Shooting suspect turns himself in Google+ Facebook Google+ Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more


Adjusting Earth’s thermostat, with caution


first_img Read Full Story Harvard scientists say aspects of solar geoengineering can— and should — be tested without need for full-scale deployment.A vast majority of scientists believe that the Earth is warming at an unprecedented rate and that human activity is almost certainly the dominant cause. But on the topics of response and mitigation, there is far less consensus.One of the most controversial propositions for slowing the increase in temperatures here on Earth is to manipulate the atmosphere above. Specifically, some scientists believe it should be possible to offset the warming effect of greenhouses gases by reflecting more of the sun’s energy back into space.The potential risks — and benefits — of solar radiation management (SRM) are substantial. So far, however, all of the serious testing has been confined to laboratory chambers and theoretical models. While those approaches are valuable, they do not capture the full range of interactions among chemicals, the impact of sunlight on these reactions, or multiscale variations in the atmosphere.Now, a team of researchers from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has outlined how a small-scale “stratospheric perturbation experiment” could work. By proposing, in detail, a way to take the science of geoengineering to the skies, they hope to stimulate serious discussion of the practice by policymakers and scientists.Ultimately, they say, informed decisions on climate policy will need to rely on the best information available from controlled and cautious field experiments.last_img read more


Jones Beach to Get $65M Upgrade


first_imgThe Jones Beach traffic circle on Ocean Parkway looking north. (Kevin Kane)Jones Beach State Park is slated to get $65 million in upgrades over the next five years to restore Long Island’s most popular beach in time for its 85th anniversary, officials said.The proposed Jones Beach Revitalization Plan will improve parkway entrances, increase food and beverage options, add recreational activities as well as rehabilitate the East and West Bathhouses and Central Mall buildings—all while storm-hardening its facilities.“Jones Beach visitors have a real romanticism with this park,” said Rose Harvey commissioner of the state office of parks, recreation and historic preservation. “We are primed to fund this Revitalization Plan so that Jones Beach can be enjoyed by future generations.”The plan—outlines in a 13-page report released Thursday—is part of $90 million in capital improvements proposed in the state budget, which lawmakers have signaled should pass by the April 1 deadline.Parks officials said the project will increase visitation to Jones Beach, which is already one of the most-visited state parks with 6-to-8-million visitors annually on average.Aside from restoring historic structures—some of which the state shuttered during the recession, others that have long been neglected—the redesign will allow vendors to offer more diverse food with patio dining, a diner, take-out, café and market.The market is planned for the site of the former boardwalk restaurant where Donald Trump wanted to build a catering hall—a plan he dropped after Sandy.A proposed new recreation area would feature an “adventure play area complete with water features, rock climbing and a zipline,” officials said in a news release. That will add to offerings such as volleyball, soccer, cricket, miniature golf and yoga.New and existing structures as well as utilities will be raised to mitigate flooding as well.Some of the modifications may be completed in time for this beach season, which unofficially starts on Memorial Day Weekend with the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach that kicks off the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater summer concert series. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York last_img read more


A tool for benchmarking bench strength


first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Having a good backup player can be invaluable for a sports team. If the star in a particular position gets hurt, retires, or decides to play for another team, you have someone to put into the next game. But what if the backup also becomes unable to play? Then the coach has trickier decisions to make.The “bench strength” conversation at credit unions also runs deep. Say the CEO leaves for another position and your succession plan indicates that your CFO should step in. The question then becomes, “Who can become CFO?” And then “Who can fill the job of the person who’s now CFO?” And so on.In our practice helping credit union clients plan for succession, our focus is helping them have the right people ready at the right time. Here are some key categories (and timeframes) of readiness we encourage CU leaders to consider when benchmarking their bench strength. continue reading »last_img read more




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