Lori Touloumian Named Principal of Eliot Arts Magnet Middle School

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Brian McDonald, Ed.D. has named Lori Touloumian as the principal of Eliot Arts Magnet Middle School, pending board approval. She has served as the school’s interim principal since January. The announcement was made during the school’s grand re-opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newly-refurbished auditorium and the naming of the student art gallery after local artist Charles White.“With her experience in secondary schools and her commitment to providing program choices for students and families, Lori Touloumian is the ideal person to lead Eliot’s transformation into a world-class arts magnet school,” said Superintendent McDonald.Prior to her position as interim principal of Eliot, Touloumian served as the magnet program coordinator for PUSD since 2013 where she led the management of a $7.9 million federal grant to create magnet schools at Eliot Arts Magnet, Washington STEAM Magnet Academy, Jackson STEM Dual Language Magnet and Washington Elementary STEM Magnet. As the magnet program coordinator, Touloumian oversaw the implementation of all facets of the magnet program including student recruitment, budget oversight, planning, coordination and evaluation of the program at the district and site levels.“I am thrilled to continue the wonderful work we have begun to transform Eliot Arts into a premier arts magnet in PUSD,” said Touloumian. “It is truly an honor and a pleasure to work the Eliot Arts administration, faculty, staff, parents and community.”Touloumian has been with PUSD since 1999. Before her position as magnet program coordinator, she served as assistant principal at Pasadena High School (PHS), where she supervised student activities, student leadership groups and served as the liaison for the school’s Safe and Supportive Schools grant. Previously, she was chair and co-chair of the school’s English department from 2007-2010. She started in PUSD teaching 10th and 11th grade regular and honors English at PHS and has also been an Upward Bound instructor at Pasadena City College. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it 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. Top of the News center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Education Lori Touloumian Named Principal of Eliot Arts Magnet Middle School From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | 5:08 pm Subscribe More Cool Stufflast_img read more

National Indigenous teams impress in New Zealand

first_imgThe Indigenous Men’s team played Tonga on Saturday morning, and won the game 9-6 to progress through to the final against New Zealand Maori. Both teams were undefeated heading into the final, and the crowd was assured of a quality match after the teams drew 6-6 when they met in the round games. The Maori team started strongly to take a 4-1 lead at half time, but the Australian’s didn’t give up and ended up losing the game by one touchdown, 5-4. Cody Green was awarded the Player’s Player award, while Luke Norford received the Coaches award. Other standouts for the Men’s team included Jesse Green, Jamie Adams, Dan Munro, Edrick Lee, Peter Stoddart and Roy Pearce. The Australian team missed out on playing in the final of the Women’s division, after finishing third on the ladder behind New Zealand Maori and Ao Teaora Invitational.  The team improved consistently throughout the tournament, and given a chance to play semi finals, could well have caused an upset. The Australian team met Pasifika Invitational in the play off for the plate final, and were comprehensive winners, 20-0.Jordan Ah Sam was named Player’s Player for the Women’s team, while Mel Ingram was awarded the Coaches award. Coach John Singh also gave encouragement awards to Caitlyn Costello, Kayla Faulkner and Jaylene Bonson, while Bo De La Cruz and Simone Smith were also stand outs for the Women’s team. The tour was dedicated to the memory of Anthony ‘Anno’ Avery, who passed away last year from bowel cancer. The inaugural Anthony Avery memorial medal was awarded to Arthur Ramirez. Touch Football Australia congratulates the Indigenous teams for their performance in the World Indigenous Touch Tournament. Stay tuned to the TFA website for highlights of the tournament.last_img read more

17 days agoEverton hero Tim Cahill linked with Millwall

first_imgEverton hero Tim Cahill linked with Millwallby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton hero Tim Cahill could be returning to English football.The Telegraph says he’s a candidate for the Millwall manager’s job.Following Neil Harris’ surprise resignation last week, the Championship outfit are now eyeing a replacement and Cahill is reportedly among those linked with the post.The 39-year-old Australian is on a list of managerial candidates listed as potential suitors for the vacant role. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Florida Alum Tim Tebow Won A Celebrity Par-3 Contest

first_imgTim Tebow on the field before a game.GAINESVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 07: Tim Tebow watches the action during the game between the Florida Gators and the LSU Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow wasn’t able to make it as a professional signal-caller in the NFL, but perhaps he still has a chance to be a star athlete after all. Tebow, playing at TPC Scottsdale Wednesday, won the Phoenix Suns Charities Shot at Glory competition by putting his tee shot just 12 feet from the pin on the 16th hole. The shot won him $40,000 – which goes to his favorite charity.Okay, so maybe Tebow doesn’t really have a shot at being a professional golfer. But that’s definitely a shot that’s going to keep him coming back.last_img read more

Central Government and Public Bodies to Invest $100.9 Billion on Projects

first_img A sum of $100.9 billion is earmarked to implement 194 investment projects by Central Government and Public Bodies during the 2019/20 fiscal year, under the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP).This is according to the 2019/20 Fiscal Policy Paper, which was tabled in the House of Representatives by Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke.Just over $72 billion is programmed to commence or continue 100 projects by Central Government over the upcoming year, with $28.8 billion set aside to finance the remaining 94 by Public Bodies.The Central Government budget contains a $487.8-million contingency provision for new projects that were not finalised for inclusion in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure but are expected to be approved by Cabinet during the new year.A disaggregation of the allocation’s funding sources shows that just over $43 billion or 59.7 per cent of this provision will be financed from the Consolidated Fund; 29.6 per cent through external loans; and 10.5 per cent from external grants.Approximately $17.7 billion or 61.4 per cent of the Public Bodies investment budget will be provided from the entities’ internal revenues, with the remaining $11.2 billion or 38.5 per cent from loans.The National Housing Trust’s (NHT) provision of $39.4 billion is the largest allocation.The projected PSIP sums over the next four fiscal years, according to the Fiscal Policy Paper, are 2020/21 – $112.7 billion, 2021/22 – $125 billion, 2022/23 – $124.6 billion, and 2023/24 – $101 billion.The PSIP is financed through a combination of government funds, loans and grants from International Development Partners, as well as funds from Self-Financing Public Bodies. A sum of $100.9 billion is earmarked to implement 194 investment projects by Central Government and Public Bodies during the 2019/20 fiscal year, under the Public Sector Investment Programme (PSIP). This is according to the 2019/20 Fiscal Policy Paper, which was tabled in the House of Representatives by Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke. Story Highlights Just over $72 billion is programmed to commence or continue 100 projects by Central Government over the upcoming year, with $28.8 billion set aside to finance the remaining 94 by Public Bodies. last_img read more

JIMMY KIMMEL SAYS HES RUNNING FOR MAYOR OF DILDO NEWFOUNDLAND

first_imgDILDO’S LATEST MAYORAL HOPEFUL IS JIMMY KIMMELAmerican comedian and late night host enamoured with small N.L. town, even though he’s never been thereIt’s a scenic, seaside town on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula with plenty of local tourism companies, a new brewery — and now, American late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel wants to serve as its mayor.The town is Dildo.“Last week I was alerted to the existence of a place, maybe a magical place. It’s a small town called Dildo — D-I-L-D-O. It’s a real place in Newfoundland, Canada,” Kimmel told his studio audience on his show Wednesday night. READ MOREJIMMY KIMMEL DECLARES HIS CANDIDACY TO BECOME MAYOR OF DILDO, N.L.Only a week after introducing his American studio audience to a remote fishing town by the name of Dildo, N.L., Jimmy Kimmel has continued to show his love for Dildo after announcing he wants to become its mayor. READ MORE Advertisement Twitter Advertisement The more I learn about Dildo, the more I want to move there… pic.twitter.com/wLhLqiFHCi— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) August 7, 2019 Jimmy Kimmel has plenty of marketing ideas for Dildo if he becomes mayor, including T-shirts, books and baked goods. (Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube) Advertisementlast_img read more

Trudeau insists his defence of supply management has prompted Trumps tweets

first_imgSAGUENAY, Que. – For anyone wondering why Donald Trump has been tweeting about Canadian agriculture lately — Justin Trudeau insists that he is the instigator.The prime minister said Thursday that the U.S. president’s complaints on Twitter about Canada’s trade barriers are the result of his refusal to give in to Trump’s demands to do away with the country’s supply management system.Trudeau’s comments were meant to address fresh criticism from Canadian farmers who fear he is prepared to open up the system to provide more access to American competition.The issue followed him to Saguenay, Que., where producers concerned about the future of supply management demonstrated outside one of his events.“There’s a reason why Donald Trump continues to write tweets on dairy products and Canada — it’s because I’ve told him many times: ‘No, he won’t touch, we won’t touch our supply management system,’ ” Trudeau told reporters.“We will always defend our supply management system because it works.”As if on cue, Trump responded on Thursday night:“Prime Minister Trudeau is being so indignant,” the president’s Twitter account stated. “…But he doesn’t bring up the fact that they charge us up to 300% on dairy — hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!”Trudeau made the remarks a day before he was scheduled to host G7 leaders, including Trump, in the Quebec town of La Malbaie.The G7 summit is expected to produce heated discussions over trade among the leaders in the exclusive club of wealthy democracies.In recent weeks, Trump and Trudeau have exchanged tough words over trade — a highly unusual development in the countries’ long-standing, close relationship.The pair have sparred over Trump’s move to impose hefty steel and aluminum tariffs. Canada has responded by threatening to apply tariffs of its own on the U.S.Trudeau said they’ve also disagreed over Trump’s call for Canada to open up its supply management system, which protects dairy, poultry and eggs farmers, during the difficult ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.In recent days, Trump’s Canada-focused tweets have included:— “Canada has treated our Agricultural business and Farmers very poorly for a very long period of time. Highly restrictive on Trade! They must open their markets and take down their trade barriers!”— “Canada has all sorts of trade barriers on our Agricultural products. Not acceptable!”— “Farmers have not been doing well for 15 years. Mexico, Canada, China and others have treated them unfairly. By the time I finish trade talks, that will change. Big trade barriers against U.S. farmers, and other businesses, will finally be broken. Massive trade deficits no longer!”And following Trudeau’s remarks Thursday, Trump tweeted this: “Please tell Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron that they are charging the U.S. massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers… Canada keeps our farmers and others out. Look forward to seeing them tomorrow.”While the steel and aluminum tariffs are expected to take centre stage at the G7 summit this weekend, the Canada-U.S. battle over supply management is likely to surface during conversations between Trump and Trudeau.Supply management also remains a tricky domestic political issue for Trudeau.On Thursday, dozens of noisy demonstrators waited outside in the light rain for a chance to tell Trudeau that he must fully defend supply management in the NAFTA talks. Trudeau was in the area to lend a hand to the campaign of a local Liberal candidate running in an upcoming federal byelection.Following Trudeau’s news conference, he headed outside and jumped up on the tail gate of a pickup to talk to the protesters, who held placards demanding the system be left untouched.Trudeau held a microphone and said Trump tells him every time that he wants the supply management system eliminated.He said he responds by telling Trump he won’t sign NAFTA without supply management.“That is a promise,” Trudeau said as many farmers cheered and applauded.Seconds later, however, shouts from the crowd demanded Trudeau to guarantee that supply management would be 100 per cent untouched under a new NAFTA.“I guarantee you 100 per cent that I will defend supply management system,” Trudeau responded as more and more members of the crowd, disappointed by his answer, started shouting over him.“I hear you, I understand your concerns — but I don’t want to start detailing all that we are trying to do in terms of talking to the Americans. There are many issues that we will discuss.”Michel Frigon, a dairy farmer, said he was “extremely worried” that Trudeau refused to promise he would protect the supply management in its entirety. He fears Ottawa will open it up a bit like it did for other trade deals.“I’m extremely disappointed with what we just heard,” said Frigon, the regional vice-president for Quebec’s milk producers’ association.“It doesn’t reassure me at all… When you chip away at the foundation little by little, it will eventually fall down. That’s what they’re doing.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

Amazon says it plans to create 600 new tech jobs in Toronto

first_imgThe Canadian Press TORONTO — Amazon says it plans to create 600 new tech jobs in Toronto.The online retail behemoth says the jobs will be in fields including software development, machine learning and cloud computing.The announcement comes as Amazon is set to open an expanded office in Toronto’s downtown core.The city was on the shortlist to host the company’s highly coveted second headquarters, but eventually lost out to New York City and Arlington, Va.Had the Toronto region won that bid, it would have landed 50,000 Amazon jobs.Amazon says it currently has more than 800 corporate employees in Toronto.last_img read more

Hazard late show rescues Chelsea in Wolves draw

first_imgLondon: Eden Hazard came to Maurizio Sarri’s rescue as the Chelsea star’s superb late strike earned a 1-1 draw against Wolves on Sunday. Sarri’s side were seconds away from another damaging defeat after Raul Jimenez put Wolves ahead at Stamford Bridge. Hazard spared the under-fire Sarri’s blushes with his thunderous stoppage-time equaliser, but it was still a frustrating day for the Blues boss. Sarri’s side had won three times in 10 days to temporarily silence reports that the Italian was facing the sack. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherBut Chelsea’s latest misfiring effort raised the possibility that Sarri is back on borrowed time in west London. With fourth-placed Manchester United playing fifth-placed Arsenal later on Sunday, Chelsea, languishing in sixth, will be further adrift of the top four after another tense afternoon for Sarri. It has been a nightmare debut season for former Napoli boss Sarri, who had to endure a League Cup final defeat against Manchester City in which Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refused to be substituted. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenUnder Sarri’s watch, Chelsea have also suffered humiliating thrashings at City and Bournemouth, while supporters chanted for his sacking after the FA Cup exit against Manchester United. Beating Tottenham and Fulham in the league and then easing past Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League last 16 first leg on Thursday had given Sarri some breathing space. But Wolves have proved a thorn in his side this season and, after beating the Blues 2-1 at Molineux in December, they left the Italian looking over his shoulder anxiously again. Chelsea are in action at Kiev on Thursday before a league trip to Everton next Sunday. The international break looms after that and Sarri could do with victories in those games to ensure Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich doesn’t wield the axe. With Chelsea’s legendary striker Didier Drogba watching from the stands, it didn’t take long for Gonzalo Higuain — Sarri’s handpicked targetman — to demonstrate the flaws in the current crop. After a rapid exchange of passes with Pedro, Higuain could only muster a shot that was blocked by Romain Saiss. Higuain, on loan from AC Milan, had another sight of goal from N’Golo Kante’s pass, but this time his low strike was pushed away by Rui Patricio. Despite all their possession, Chelsea lacked a cutting edge in a creatively uninspired display that was a return to the problems they have endured for much of the season. A monotonous procession of slow, sideways passes brought no reward against Wolves’ massed defence, triggering jeers from frustrated Chelsea fans at half-time. After an anonymous first half, Hazard finally showed signs of life with a surge that ended with the Belgian being hauled down by Matt Doherty on the edge of the area. But David Luiz’s effort from the resulting free-kick bounced tamely off the Wolves wall. Having soaked up Chelsea’s futile attempts to break them down, Wolves sprang out to snatch the lead with a perfectly executed counter in the 56th minute. Breaking from their own area, Wolves exploited the out of position Chelsea defence as Jimenez flicked a pass to Diogo Jota. Jota ran wide before guiding the ball back into Jimenez, who prodded home via a deflection off Cesar Azpilicueta for his 14th goal this season. Higuain tried to lead the Chelsea response with a shot on the turn, but Patrico saved before Pedro’s long-range effort was pushed over by the keeper. Higuain couldn’t stretch far enough to score when Hazard’s corner was deflected into his path. Willian’s low strike was repelled by Patricio as Chelsea pushed for the equaliser. With just moments left, Hazard at last ended Wolves’ stubborn resistance with a fierce long-range drive that flashed past Patricio for his first goal in seven games.last_img read more

Young Kolkata club cricketer dies onfield

first_imgKolkata: A young club cricketer died after collapsing on the field during a friendly match on Wednesday. 22-year-old Sonu Yadav, who plays for Ballygunge Sporting Club in Cricket Association of Bengal’s second division league was playing a match at the Bata Club ground. According to those present at the ground, the wicketkeeper-batsman was going back to the tent after finishing his batting and suddenly collapsed. He was quickly rushed to the SSKM hospital where he was declared brought dead. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja A few years back, another junior Bengal player Aniket Sharma had lost his life collapsing on the field while playing at the Paikpara ground. Ballygunge SC official Shyamal Banerjee said:”I cannot believe that Sonu is no more. Sonu was a very talented cricketer. I heard the news in the afternoon. Heard Sonu was playing with his friends because our club did not have any match. I pray to Almighty so that it gives strength to his family to deal with this loss.”last_img read more