Rep. Chu Praises Civil Rights Agreement for Local LGBT Teens

first_img Make a comment 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all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Top of the News Today, the United States Department of Justice made public an agreement with Arcadia Unified School District (AUSD) to ensure equal rights for all students, regardless of gender identity.“Teenage years are hard enough to navigate when the only concerns are making friends and learning the lessons of the day,” said Rep. Chu. “But those challenges are compounded when a teenager happens to be LGBT, and basic notions of equal treatment are brought into question.”The agreement is the result of a DOJ investigation that began when a local transgender teen filed a complaint after being denied access to men’s restrooms.“The fact that this young man was excluded from using school facilities is regrettable to say the least, but thanks to his decision to act and not accept the circumstances he faced, others will not face the same discrimination,” Chu continued.The Arcadia Unified School District readily offered full cooperation with the investigation, and began allowing the student access to the facility while the process was ongoing. As part of the agreement, AUSD will update its policies to reflect sex-based discrimination, including sex stereotypes and discrimination based on gender identity and transgender status. AUSD will also train their administration and faculty on creating non-discriminatory environments for transgender students.“I commend the AUSD, the Department of Education and the DOJ for their diligence and attention to this important situation. Thanks to their efforts, equal rights have been upheld in our community, and this student has one less challenge to face as he navigates teenage years. As they have done many times before, the federal government has stood up for the rights of all Americans.”According to the Department of Justice, in recent years, the Justice Department and the Department of Education resolved a number of cases involving gender-based harassment in public schools. In 2012, the departments entered into a consent decree addressing harassment against students who do not conform to gender stereotypes in the Anoka-Hennepin School District, Minn. In 2011, the departments entered into an agreement with the Tehachapi Unified School District, Calif., to resolve a similar complaint of harassment against a gay student who did not conform to gender stereotypes. Uncategorized Rep. Chu Praises Civil Rights Agreement for Local LGBT Teens Arcadia Unified School District Works with DOJ to Ensure Every Student Feels Welcome Published on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | 1:07 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News More Cool Stuffcenter_img HerbeautyHe Swears He’s Ready For Another Relationship. Is He Really?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs You Want To Stay With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe 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 EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

‘School Crashers’ program shows passion for community service

first_img Georgia United Credit Union doesn’t believe being an active and responsible member of the community is the right way to go.“It’s the only way,” says Debbie Smith, president/ CEO of the $1.3 billion asset credit union in Duluth. “As a business partner in education, we want students to have the best environment possible to learn and play.”Through its “School Crashers” program, Georgia United provides makeovers to elementary, middle, and high-school facilities throughout the state. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img Georgia United CU staff take part in landscaping at Rock Chapel Elementary School.last_img read more

Video: What do QPR fans think about Les Ferdinand’s return?

first_imgQPR fans give their thoughts on QPR legend Les Ferdinand’s return to Loftus Road as the club’s head of football operations. See also:QPR v Liverpool player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Raiders sign veteran tight end Luke Willson

first_imgThe Raiders are looking for a tight end or tight ends to compensate for the loss of Jared Cook to the … ALAMEDA — Luke Willson, a six-year veteran tight end who spent last season with the Detroit Lions, signed with Raiders Friday.Willson, 29, played in 14 games with eight starts for Detroit last season, catching 13 passes for 87 yards and no touchdowns. Originally a fifth-round draft pick by Seattle out of Rice, Willson has 102 career receptions for 1,216 yards and 11 touchdowns.last_img read more

Microsoft And Salesforce Put Down The Knives And Make Nice

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair selena larson Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#customer-relationship management#Microsoft#now#Office#partnership#Salesforce#salesforce1#Windows center_img Microsoft and Salesforce are putting aside their historic rivalry in order to make it easier for businesses to use their products. It may be the latest fresh breeze blowing out of Redmond since new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took the helm earlier this year.See also: Microsoft’s New CEO Wants To Look Beyond Its Past To Find Its FutureOn Thursday, the companies announced they’ve entered a partnership to bring Salesforce’s software for sales teams—technically called customer relationship management (CRM) applications—to Microsoft Office, Windows and Windows Phone devices.Salesforce1 for Windows and Windows Phone 8.1 will give business owners more flexibility on mobile and is slated to be available to the general public in 2015—signaling that this isn’t a short-term partnership. Salesforce for Office 365 will let users collaborate on Office from within Salesforce as well as use OneDrive for Business and SharePoint online as storage options, though its unclear when this will be available.Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Though even détente only goes so far—Salesforce employees are still banned from Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference.Image courtesy of TechCrunch via Flickr Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Where is the Salt (Sodium)?

first_imgFlickr, Sodium Chloride Crystals (NASA, International Space Station, 05/13/03) Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)Robin Allen, MSPH, RDN, LDNThe 2010 US Dietary Guidelines recommends a reduction in sodium intake to less than 2300 mg a day and to 1500 mg for persons who are 51 and older, African American, have hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease. At that time I was an Administrative Dietitian for a large multi-unit college food service. When these guidelines came out I immediately and naively went to my Chefs (yes they were all trained certified chefs) and asked them to decrease the amount of salt being used.  From the horrified expressions and anguished protests you would have thought I was taking away their first born!   I started looking into our recipes and menus, which thankfully were all in our menu management system with the nutritional analysis.  Now I began to understand the magnitude of the problem!  Reducing the use of salt was only the tip of the ice berg!  Many foods, not naturally high in sodium, became so because of soup base mixes, seasoning mixes, and use of processed foods. Even some chicken breasts, my go to “healthy meal”, may contain excessive sodium due to a process called “plumping”.  Plumping is the injection of a saline solution into the chicken breast during processing to enhance flavor , and add weight. Changing over 1500 recipes which fed up to 20,000 students per day was massive and monumental undertaking!  This would also involve a change in purchasing products, food preparation, such as making soup base from scratch, changing the Chefs’ attitudes and changing our entire taste profile.  And finally our customers would complain and add salt!  It is no wonder that consumers are confused and have difficulty controlling their sodium intake.So where so we get the most sodium in our diet if it not just salt? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the following is true about sodium content of the diet:Americans get 75% of the sodium from restaurants, prepackaged, and processed foods.Salt added during cooking at home is only 5% of the intake of sodium.Some foods naturally contain sodium which makes up the remaining 12%.Many processed, packaged food are high in sodium but do not taste salty.Bread and rolls, luncheon meat, cured meats, and pizza top the list in sodium.Bread can contain anywhere from 80 to 230 mg of sodium per slice.1 serving of lunch meat can contain 750mg of sodium, half of some peoples’ daily allowance.Sodium intake is not just a problem for Americans.    Excessive sodium intake is a key factor contributing to prehypertension and hypertension all over the world.  Identifying food sources of sodium is critical.  Using data from the INTERMAP Study to define major food sources of sodium in diverse East Asian and Western population samples, researchers set out to discover the source of sodium in the diets of these countries.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), most of the world’s population consumes 2,300 mg to 4,600 mg sodium per day.  Where is this sodium coming from?  In Japan, China and Southern China, salt added during cooking, soy sauce and salted vegetables were the main source of sodium.  In the United Kingdom (UK) and United States (US), breads, grains, cereal, salt from restaurants, fast food and processed foods at home,  and red meats, poultry and eggs were the primary source. The conclusion of the study indicated that China should focus on reducing salt in cooking and Japan, the UK and US must reduce sodium in processed food.So how do Dietitians and Health educators help their patients/clients lower their sodium intake?  The following steps are outlined by the CDC.Eat more fresh or frozen (no sauces) fruits and vegetables.Look for no salt added or low sodium versions when using canned vegetables, or choose frozen varieties without sauce.Read the nutrition labels on packaged foods. Compare sodium in different brands.More home cooked meals prepared without using processed or packaged foods.Use salt free herbs and spices rather than processed sauces, packaged broths, packaged seasoning mixes or condiments.When you do go out to eat, ask restaurants not to add salt to your meal. Use condiments in small amounts; ask for lemon, vinegar or other condiments to help with flavor.Ask your favorite restaurants, stores, and food manufacturers to offer more low-sodium options.You CAN re-train your taste buds. Over time, the less sodium you eat, the less you’ll want.What are you doing to help your patients/clients reduce their sodium intake?Are you looking at your facilities’ menus and recipes to see if adjustments can be made to food preparation and purchasing?Are you educating your staff of the importance of sodium reduction in the diet and food supply?References:Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010ANDERSON,CA, APPEL,JA, OKUDA, Dietary Sources of Sodium in China, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Women and Men Aged 40 to 59 Years: The INTERMAP Study.  J Am Diet Assoc. 2010;110:736-745.Top 10 Sources of SodiumThis post was written by Robin Allen, member of the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Nutrition and Wellness team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the MFLN Nutrition and Wellness concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Premiere Pro Tutorial: Compositing Live-Action and Timelapse Footage

first_imgLearn how to integrate live-action and timelapse footage in this quick Premiere Pro Tutorial.While it may seem rather specific, the following Premiere Pro tutorial covers a seemingly simple technique that can produce some incredible shots. In short, this technique brought to us by Rhino Camera Gear shows us how to composite silhouetted video plates onto timelapse footage. The result is impressive and easy to achieve.In the following video tutorial, we’ll see how this unique look can be captured. The video covers:Shooting TimelapseIdeal Shooting EnvironmentsChroma-Keys Based on LuminanceIt should be noted that if your camera doesn’t have built-in time-lapse capabilities, you’ll have to either shoot the video for an extended period of time (which can lead to some pretty insane file sizes) or you can purchase a device called an intervalometer, which essentially tells your camera to take a picture at set intervals. Not all cameras can use intervalometers, but most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras can. Just do a quick search for your specific camera to find out.This video was first created and shared by Rhino Camera Gear on their YouTube Channel. Thanks for sharing!Another way in which you might be able to take this technique to the next level would be to integrate a tracking motion lapse using a device like the Syrp Genie, which is designed to let users capture moving timelapses.Do you know of a better way to get this effect? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!last_img read more

16 days agoINSIDER: Barcelona will offer Griezmann for Neymar – in Jan

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say INSIDER: Barcelona will offer Griezmann for Neymar – in Janby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona refuse to drop their bid to bring Neymar back to the Nou Camp.It’s since been formally confirmed by Barca that PSG turned down two separate offers for the Brazil captain over the summer.And now they’re to try again in January, according to Okdiario’s chief pundit Eduardo Inda, when speaking on El Chiringuito.Inda says Barca are willing to offer Antoine Griezmann in part exchange.He said, “It is something that Barcelona wants, because I already said here a few weeks ago that (Lionel) Messi is not happy with (Antoine) Griezmann because he takes away space on the pitch. “So the chances of the Frenchman leaving sooner rather than later increase exponentially. There is a club that has always loved him and it is PSG. The operation that Barcelona’s board of directors has in mind is to negotiate Neymar-Griezmann in the winter market.” last_img read more