Whole Foods Arroyo Parkway Donates Over $6,000 to Pasadena Waldorf School Learning Garden

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Hundreds of Pasadena Waldorf School (PWS) parents, students, teachers, and community members shopped and dined until closing at Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena in support of the 5% Community Giving Day on March 24. Whole Foods selected Pasadena Waldorf School as the recipient for its 5% Day to support the creation of a 5,000 square foot learning garden at the school’s new Mendocino Street campus in Altadena. Sarah Roberts, Marketing Team Leader for Whole Foods, recently presented Pasadena Waldorf School with a check for $6,153, representing proceeds from the store’s 5% Day.Twice a year Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway holds a 5% Day, also known as Whole Foods Community Giving Day, in which 5% of the total net store sales are donated to a local nonprofit community partner. “It is important to Whole Foods that we are more than just a place to shop for food, but rather are an active community partner that supports the local programs and organizations that align with our values and passions,” said Whole Foods’ Sarah Roberts.“From the day our school acquired the new campus property on Mendocino Street it has been our vision to create a garden that can be used in a myriad of ways including teaching multiple subjects for children of all ages, hosting community gardening workshops, and providing healthy produce for our students. Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway has helped make this dream a reality,” said Pasadena Waldorf School Development Officer Jon Brody. “We deeply appreciate this generous donation for our school’s new garden. PWS has enjoyed a mutually beneficial community partnership with Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway for several years, including their in-kind support for our annual Elves’ Faire, and our school promoting events and activities that appeal to families taking place at the store.”In addition to Whole Foods, community partners have supported the school’s garden efforts. Recology donated and delivered over 10 tons of compost for the garden, popular grocery delivery service Instacart created a special code for Waldorf families to use who were unable to make it to the store on 5% Day, and in the fall artisanal restaurant Pizza of Venice in Altadena will be adding the “PWS Pizza” to its menu, featuring seasonal produce from the garden with proceeds given back to the school.In the few weeks since 5% Day, the garden has undergone an amazing transformation. The first vegetables and fruit trees have been planted, irrigation systems installed, and a stone pathway constructed. Several of the lower and high school classes have begun working in and utilizing the garden, learning about creating a sustainable garden from the ground up.For more information about Whole Foods Market Arroyo Parkway, visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/arroyo.For more information about Pasadena Waldorf School, visit http://www.pasadenawaldorf.org/. More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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 Whole Foods Arroyo Parkway Donates Over $6,000 to Pasadena Waldorf School Learning Garden Article and Photos courtesy of PASADENA WALDORF SCHOOL Published on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | 3:38 pm Subscribe Community News HerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img Top of the News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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. First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Tuition fee ‘cut’ to cost grads more in debt repayments

first_imgResearch by Cherwell compared four undergraduate courses (Law, History/Philosophy, Engineering and English) taught at six different universities (Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Durham, Coventry and Leeds Beckett) using median income data from the Department for Education. Students could end up paying more after graduation under the government’s new tuition fee proposals, a Cherwell analysis can reveal. The effect of lowering the income threshold outweighs the effect of the fee and interest rate cut, Cherwell’s analysis shows. Graduates at Oxford, in virtue of having among the highest prospective incomes within the first five years of graduation, would be among the most severely affected by the proposed changes. The Government-commissioned Augar Review, published in May, has proposed a cut in tuition fees to £7,500 and a scrapping of interest rates during the period of study. However, the income threshold at which graduates begin to pay off their debt would be lowered from £25,716 to £23,000. Our analysis found that graduates from Oxford University, who already pay off among the highest levels student debt within five years of graduation, faced the biggest increases in debt repayments of the six universities under the proposed changes. The debt repayment for a Law graduate from Oxford five years after graduation is set to increase by around £1,200 on average. This is in comparison to the repayment for a Durham Law graduate, which will increase by around £960. The debt repayment for an Engineering graduate from Oxford five years after graduation would increase by around £1,200 on average, compared with repayments for a Coventry Engineering graduate, which would increase by around £1,080. Our analysis also found that differences in debt repayments vary to a much greater extent between universities than between degree subjects, relating to respective differences in earnings. The median incomes of Law graduates five years after graduation at Oxford versus at Coventry are £61,400 and £21,400 respectively, a near threefold difference. Contrariwise, the median incomes of Coventry graduates studying Law versus English are £24,000 and £21,400 respectively, a difference of only 12%. The median incomes of Philosophy graduates five years after graduation at Oxford versus at Leeds Beckett are £38,100 and £19,600 respectively, a difference of almost 200%. But Philosophy and Engineering graduates at Oxford will earn £38,100 and £42,800 respectively, a difference of only 12%.last_img read more

Partial MBO for ’solid’ Peter’s Food Service

first_imgSavoury pastry manufacturer Peter’s Food Service was acquired by its management and NBGI Private Equity this week, in a £20 million buyout.Peter’s currently employs 640 staff across two divisions throughout Britain and has an annual turnover of £53 million. It produces more than 100 million pastry products every year at its headquarters in Bedwas, South Wales. Its pies, pasties and sausage rolls are distributed to major supermarkets, stadia and local fish and chip shops all over England and Wales.The buyout follows a series of negotiations that began in February. MD John Griffiths has retired following the deal and a new MD, Mike Grimwood, has been appoin-ted. Grimwood, a former executive at Northern Foods, said: ’The great thing about Peter’s is that it’s in cracking shape. It’s a solid company with a great workforce and we’re all really excited about the future. We want 2008 to be about growth and stability – that’s why we are planning to launch an exciting new range of sausages and a very special steak and ale pie in collaboration with Fuller’s Brewery.”The new management team sees David Peek, David Jackson, Steve Jones and David Llewellyn continuing in their respective roles as finance director, technical director, operations director and regional director south. The management team is expected to take significant equity stakes in the business, while NBGI will acquire majority ownership. Griffiths’ daughter Judith Griffith Evans has left the firm but his son Justin will take over as foodservice director.The company’s foodservice division has developed from a traditional van sales operation into a leading, service-orientated supplier of chilled and frozen foods, with 10 sites around the UK.last_img read more

Chita Rivera & the Cast of The Visit Begin Previews on Broadway

first_img The production will also feature George Abud, Jason Danieley, Matthew Deming, Diana Dimarzio, David Garrison, Rick Holmes, Tom Nelis, Chris Newcomer, Mary Beth Peil, Aaron Ramey, Elena Shadow, Timothy Shew, John Riddle and Michelle Veintimilla. John Kander and Fred Ebb’s The Visit is based on the classic Friedrich Dürrenmatt play (adapted by Maurice Valency) and features a book by Terrence McNally, with music by Kander and lyrics by Ebb. Claire Zachanassian is an often-widowed millionairess who pays a visit to her hardship-stricken birthplace. The locals hope she’ll bring them a new lease on life, but little do they know her offer to revitalize the town comes at a dreadful price. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 14, 2015 Legendary two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera, Tony winner Roger Rees and the cast of The Visit begin previews on March 26. Directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, the musical will officially open on April 23 at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre. The Visit View Commentslast_img read more

Baggies too strong for Burnley

first_img The Baggies were always in control against lifeless Burnley, who failed to deal with live-wire Berahino. The England Under-21 forward now has five goals for the season, with the Clarets having netted just once between them. They have not scored in eight hours and 46 minutes in the Premier League and already look destined for a long fight against the drop. The Baggies, though, clinched their third win in a week, following victories over Tottenham in the league and Hull in the Capital One Cup. They were unchanged from their 1-0 win at Spurs last week, their first of the season under head coach Alan Irvine. Berahino started after scoring the late winner in Wednesday’s 3-2 cup victory over Hull, but Victor Anichebe and Brown Ideye were ruled out with hernia and ankle injuries respectively. Burnley recalled Ross Wallace, Michael Kightly and Steven Reid, who left the Baggies in the summer after a four-year stay at The Hawthorns. Dave Jones and Dean Marney failed to recover from their thigh and hamstring injuries. Burnley had not scored in the league in 436 minutes coming into the game and their lack of quality was evident from the start. The striker pounced in each half after Craig Dawson opened the scoring to condemn the Clarets to their third defeat of the Barclays Premier League season. Graham Dorrans then added a fourth with a minute left to underline the hosts’ dominance. Kightly shot over for the Clarets before Chris Brunt’s drive deflected off Michael Duff and dropped inches wide after 15 minutes. Berahino drilled across goal as the hosts took charge and tried to add to their own measly goal tally of just one in the last 376 minutes of league football before the game. And the opener came on 30 minutes to reward the Baggies for their more inventive play when Dawson headed in Chris Brunt’s deep corner from five yards. It was bitter for Burnley, who had three bids rejected for the defender – who also handed in a transfer request – in the summer. Brunt then volleyed over four minutes before the break and Tom Heaton superbly turned Dorrans’ fierce 25-yard drive behind. Albion were hunting a second and it came in first-half injury time as Berahino netted his fourth of the season, nodding in from a yard out after Dorrans flicked on James Morrison’s corner. Burnley offered little resistance with the Baggies in total control, and they hauled off Wallace and Reid for Nathaniel Chalobah and Ashley Barnes at half-time. Chalobah’s first action was to pick up a yellow card for a foul on Dorrans and the changes made little difference. The composed hosts continued to press as Craig Gardner’s deflected effort arrowed wide and Ben Mee blocked Stephane Sessegnon’s volley. Albion confirmed their dominance with a third on 56 minutes when Dorrans’ pass split the Burnley defence for Berahino to drill low into the corner from 15 yards. There was no way back for the visitors, although Ben Foster did well to keep out Lukas Jutkiewicz’s header on 66 minutes. Barnes ballooned over three minutes later as the Baggies switched off but there was little further danger. And it was left to Dorrans to add the gloss with a minute left when he swept in from 14 yards. Saido Berahino’s brace powered West Brom past hapless Burnley 4-0 to seal their third straight win. Press Associationlast_img read more

Q: Who Fights With Supercharged Harpoons?  A: Jellyfish

first_imgWeak, transparent, limp, and drifting in the water – who would have thought these creatures possess one of the most powerful weapons in the animal kingdom?  Jellyfish and hydras have stinging cells called nematocysts that fire so fast, no one has been able to catch the action of their microscopic harpoons – till now.    EurekAlert summarized a study being reported in Current Biology1 by a team that photographed them at 1,430,000 frames per second.  They calculated the cells discharge in 700 nanoseconds (less than a millionth of a second).  The explosive charge is accelerated to 5,410,000 G’s in that brief flicker of time.  Even though the weapon weighs a mere billionth of a gram, enough pressure is created in the discharge (15 giga-pascals, the pressure range of some bullets) giving it enough oomph to penetrate even a tough crustacean shell.    Cnidarians use these weapons for prey capture and defense.  “The researchers propose that the high speed of discharge is caused by the release of energy stored in the stretched configuration of the collagen-polymer of the nematocyst capsule wall,” the review explains.  “This ingenious solution allows the cellular process of vesicle exocytosis to release kinetic energy in the nanosecond range by a powerful molecular spring mechanism.”1Nuchter et al., “Nanosecond-scale kinetics of nematocyst discharge,” Current Biology, Volume 16, Issue 9, 9 May 2006, Pages R316-R318, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2006.03.089.When God gives an animal a technology, he doesn’t do it halfway.  (Evolutionists would have us believe jellyfish figured this out on their own, but this particular article mentioned nothing about evolution.)  Another amazing fact is that some sea slugs called nudibranchs are able to ingest these nematocysts without setting them off, and line their backs with the borrowed technology.  Figure that one out by slow, gradual, evolutionary processes.(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Tips for Building DIY Lighting Setups for Under $100

first_imgDon’t have enough funds to purchase high-priced lighting kits? Try out using some of these cheaper methods to get your lighting right.One of the core principles of a skillful shot is the use of good lighting. Here’s the problem, though – lighting equipment can be pretty expensive. When you set up a typical interview shot, you’ll probably use 3 different lights to set your key, back, and fill. Each of those lights can cost around $200 each, which will stretch your budget to more than some people can afford.Not to worry, though, my wonderful penny pinchers. The folks over at ShareGrid have a few ways to incorporate everyday lighting systems to achieve quality light production by using cheap work lights, foam board, and even Christmas lights.Work/Clamp LightsFor anyone who’s been on a construction site or has a quirky friend who likes utilitarian design, you’ve probably seen these lights before. These cheap tin lights cost only about 9 dollars each and can do some serious work for their low cost. These aren’t the prettiest lights, but you can spruce them up by choosing the type of bulb you put in them. Use tungsten bulbs for a warmer color, or LED bulbs if you want more of a white temperature. Since these bulbs don’t have a dimmer setting, the wattage of your bulb will determine how powerful the light will be.Foamcore BoardAhh, the foamcore board, a gaffer’s best friend. It’s one of the simplest ways to get diffusion in your lighting set up. When using the work lights mentioned above, the light from them will be harsh and unappealing. To soften the light, direct it at a foam board and use the reflected light as your key. The light will spread out more evenly and create a prettier light.Shower CurtainPossibly one of the more underutilized lighting additions out there, the shower curtain creates a thin matte for your reflected light to diffuse it even more. When you add the shower curtain to the reflected light off of the foam core board, you create a system called a “book light”, which takes a small, hard source of light and makes it a large, broad, even source of light.Christmas LightsI for one never thought I would use Christmas lights in my shots unless they were there for a practical use. But, if you are looking for a really simple way to spruce up your fill light, these small lights can create a soft, mellow glow that can compliment your key very nicely. Make sure to hang them on a poster board directed at your subject so you can use their reflect all of their lighting power towards your subject, and you don’t lose any to the back.Parchment Paper and Screen MaterialYou don’t want your back light to create a hard line on your subject’s outline. You want a soft, even light that compliments the others in your setuo. Try pointing one of your lights at a combination of parchment paper and screen material. This will break up the direct light and add a smoother back light to your subject.MirrorsNo need to buy more lights. Just double your output by reflecting an already existing light in your system through a mirror! To pull this off, set up your mirror on a stand and try and find a reflective angle of one of your lights. Try and point it to the back of your subject for a second back light. It’s not going to be enough light to be used as a key or fill, but it’s just enough to create a complimentary back light on your subject.last_img read more

Vinalines to Build Two Container Terminals at Lach Huyen

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) is looking to build two container terminals at Lach Huyen Port in northern Hai Phong City.Namely, the company has asked for government approval for the project, which would see Vinalines’ subsidiary Haiphong Port JSC build terminals No.3 and No.4 at the port.The two proposed terminals would have a total length of 750 meters and the capacity to handle vessels of up to 100,000 dwt, or 8,000 TEU.The project would cost around VND 7 trillion (USD 300 million), Vinalines informed.Lach Huyen, set to become the only port in the north that can berth ships of up to 150,000 tons, is expected to have nine terminals with a combined length of 3,000 meters by 2020.Vinalines and Hai Phong Port JSC, in which Vinalines owns a 65 per cent stake, also plan to develop a logistics center of around 250 hectare in the area to optimize the handling, storage, processing, and distribution of cereals.The proposed investment is a part of Vinalines’ plan to handle around 30 percent of cargo at ports nationwide by 2020.last_img read more