Pasadena Student Receives $5,000 Scholarship from Freestone Capital Management

first_img Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin 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news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News A Pasadena student taking up business administration at the University of Southern California has been selected as one of the five inaugural grantees of the Freestone Future Leaders Scholarships by Freestone Capital Management, a Northwest-based wealth management firm with headquarters in Seattle, Washington.John Llamas and the four other recipients earned $5,000 each in financial support for the fall 2018 school term. The other winning students are Ashley Garcia from San Bernardino, California, attending the University of California, Berkeley; Kellen Burgess-Alm from Seattle attending the University of Washington; Lily Morgan from Gold Bar, Washington, attending Seattle Pacific University; and Andrew Ho from Clackamas, Oregon.“We were very impressed by the ambition and compassion of the applicants we got to know through our inaugural scholarship,” said Gary Furukawa, founder of Freestone Capital Management. “The five winners are exemplary citizens and we know they’ll have a positive impact on their communities as they pursue higher education to achieve their dreams.”In their applications, the recipients expressed outstanding community involvement, aptitude and entrepreneurial skill sets to stand apart from hundreds of highly qualified applicants, a Freestone Capital Management press release Tuesday said. Their outreach efforts include leading youth organizations, supporting people experiencing homelessness and mentoring disadvantaged students.To determine the recipients, Freestone’s scholarship selection committee evaluated applications for the strength of their personal narratives, extracurricular interests, community involvement, entrepreneurship and financial need.“This year’s scholarship recipients are already making a difference in their communities and share an ambition to improve global living, health and financial conditions,” said Erik Morgan, a senior partner at Freestone Capital Management. “With students pursuing degrees in international business, business administration, political science and public health, our scholarship uncovered an amazing group of analytical thinkers, doers and future leaders, and we look forward to seeing them succeed in their studies and beyond.”Freestone has committed to providing $100,000 in total financial support for 20 students over four years, empowering deserving students to achieve a higher education.For full details on the scholarship and to monitor for future scholarship applications, visit the Freestone Future Leaders Scholarship website, www.freestonecapital.com/freestone-future-leaders-scholarship. Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenacenter_img Education Pasadena Student Receives $5,000 Scholarship from Freestone Capital Management From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 7:09 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Community News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 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 Showtimeslast_img read more

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Resource Stewardship Department: New Director and Rename

first_imgFacebook45Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of CommissionersWith the vacancy of the Resource Stewardship director position, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners have taken the opportunity to align the work of the department with its name, along with performing a national recruitment process to fill the director position.Joshua Cummings is moving from the interim director position to the director position after a unanimous vote. Photo courtesy: Thurston County Board of CommissionersThe Commissioners unanimously voted to appoint Interim Director, Joshua Cummings to the director position and to change the name of the department to the Department of Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED).The Commissioners held an executive session on January 8, 2018 and voted unanimously during an open public meeting requesting the county manager to offer the position to Mr. Cummings. Cummings accepted the position and will begin in his role as the director on January 16. He has served as the Interim Resource Stewardship Director since September 26, 2017.Joshua obtained his B.A. in Political Science from Western Washington University in 2000 and is currently enrolled in a Master’s of Science degree program in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University. He is a Leadership Thurston County graduate and is a Certified Building Operator, level 1.Cummings has worked for Thurston County since February 2013 serving as the Sustainability and Economic Development Manager as well as the Interim Resource Stewardship Director for the past three months. Cummings has also worked as the Federal Affairs Manager for Weyerhaeuser Company, Congressional Staff for Representative Norm Dicks, and as staff for the Leon and Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy.“Joshua’s leadership, strategic thinking, and communication have been, and will continue to be, a great asset for the Department of Community Planning & Economic Development and the County,” said County Manager Ramiro Chavez. “He has made some innovative adjustments in the department during his interim appointment and I believe he has the right vision to move the department forward.”With Joshua’s leadership and vision, the Commissioners approved the new name for the department. Cummings said, “The Community Planning & Economic Development (CPED) department is at the forefront of ensuring people can build homes, businesses, and appropriately utilize and care for the natural resources of the region. It is my honor to serve as the director of this department. I look forward to engaging with citizens and our team to continue providing great customer service and innovation in the services we provide.”last_img read more

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BCHL welcomes US-based Wenatchee Wild to league for 2015-16 season

first_img“The Wild will quickly develop rivalries with our existing franchises and I believe they will be a big draw in opposing buildings.”The Wild are no strangers to junior hockey, having been a member the North American Hockey League (NAHL) since the 2008-09 season, playing out of Wenatchee’s Town Toyota CenterDuring 2008, the Wild have had six players on their roster committed to National Collegiate Athletic Association Div. I programs.“We could not be more excited or humbled to be joining the BCHL,” said said head coach Bliss Littler, a native of Minot, N.D., is entering his 22nd year as a junior hockey coach.“Knowing the history and reputation of the league, be it sending players to play NCAA Division I hockey, NHL draft picks or the professionalism of the member teams and league have, we look forward to being a good league member on and off the ice.”As a U.S.-based club, the Wild will be allowed to roster a maximum of four Canadian players.BLUELINES: Trail Smoke Eaters completed its spring camp this past weekend at the Whistler Park Sports Centre in Whistler, BC. The team opens training camp in September for the 2015-16 season. . . .The BCHL will hold Bauer Showcase September 24-27 in Chilliwack at Prospera Centre. The BC Hockey League is getting another team — its 17th franchise starting with the 2015-16 season.The Wenatchee Wild was announced as the latest team to join the BCHL during a press conference Monday in the Washington State City.The franchise is the first American team in the BCHL since Bellingham Ice Hawks, operated from 1990 to 1995.“The BCHL is gaining a strong franchise in the Wenatchee Wild and we value the passion and professionalism they bring to our league,” said BCHL commissioner John Grisdale in a press release.last_img read more

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7-year-old laid to rest following horrific accident

first_imgA seven-year-old boy was laid to rest on Thursday after he was killed in an accident on Tuesday in Essequibo.Jagdesh Mohanlall, a Primary One student from Aurora Primary School, was paid glowing tributes as he was laid to rest in the presence of scores of family Scenes from the funeral of Jagdesh Mohanlallmembers, friends, and residents.According to his uncle, he was going to purchase kite paper on Tuesday when he met his demise.He was struck down by motor car PNN 9465 driven by a businessman of Hibernia, Essequibo Coast.Jagdesh is survived by his father, Balram, who cared for him after his mom died.last_img read more

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Internet of Things in Retail: What’s in it for Retailers

first_imgRelated Posts Ray Parker is an entrepreneur and internet marketer with over 9 years of experience in Search Engine Optimization, Creative Writing and Digital Marketing. Internet of Things is transforming and revolutionizing every aspect of our lives. Be it leisure, business, retail or healthcare, almost every industry is settling to adopt new technologies and IoT is no exception. According to McKinsey an estimated of 20 to 30 billion connected devices will be available by 2020 with a total worth of $17 billion.The above statistics clear all the doubts regarding the adoption of IoT in various industries. The growth seems to be undiminished and the overall adoption will be on par. With the competition on the rise, retailers are striving to take necessary steps to offer unique shopping experience and be more profitable, unique and efficient.There is a lot to discuss on IoT in retail, but first, let’s have a brief overview of what Internet of Thing is all about.What is the Internet of Things (IoT) and Use in Daily Life?When we talk about the Internet of Things, it is the term used to describe Machine-to-Machine connectivity, where hardware devices and sensors interact with each other on their settings and whereabouts.Knowingly or unknowingly, many of us have used IoT devices or seen it somewhere. For instance, Nest Thermostat is widely adopted by homeowners to set the temperature at the desired level. After reaching the set temperature, it will turn off automatically, saving you cost on electricity.Moreover, IoT devices have been widely integrated into home appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators dryers, ovens and what not.Talking about the retail sector, IoT allows retailers to track customer behavior and collect data to use it in the future for business decisions. If you are looking forward to implementing IoT in your retail business, make sure to go through this article to know what IoT has to offer to the retailers.IoT in Retail IndustryBefore we discuss what is in IoT for retailers, let’s have a brief overview of benefits reported by early adopters.77% of retailers see IoT as a mean to change the customer’s experience89% of early adopters in retail benefited from the insights about customer preferences and behaviors from an Internet of Things.77% of early adopters of IoT in retail offered better opportunities to interact with new partners in delivering products and services to the customers.Digital Signage to Reach Consumer Device  With the rise in online shopping trend, retail has been largely affected by the way consumers are been affected. People tend to buy more online because the goods are offered at a cheap price. Moreover, comparison-shopping is also one of the reasons to shop online.Due to this, the traditional retailers are prone to a number of challenges. With the ability to save some money, convenience, and comparison-shopping, people still need the help of sales assistant to save some time in researching the goods they tend to purchase.The retail war is increasing at a rapid pace and brick and mortar shop owners have to set the prices to match online prices. This is quite a challenging task for traditional retailers to attract customers to the store.IoT can rescue in resolving this issue. For instance, the traditional retailers can incorporate digital signage that connects with social networks and customers feedback for the customers in the store. It would help customers to view the information about the product instead of using a mobile device.Digital signage as discussed before can also be helpful in displaying related goods, which might be of customer’s interest. Moreover, it can lead the customers in the direction of goods that would complement their purchase.Another aspect of marketing is to understand the customers’ behavior. To attract more customers, an advertisement can be displayed in the mobile phone’s notification bar when they pass the store. Retailers can also use this feature for the customers who are present in the store by displaying the products in real life and introduce them in the best possible way through sales assistant.Sales assistant, on the other hand, can check whether the product is available in stock and complete the transaction seamlessly. This is where IoT can be helpful, offering sales assistant to check the availability of product instore through their smartwatch.The smartwatch is connected to the database of all the products connected to the sensor. Moreover, the sales assistant can also show how the product works using a tablet. In the end, sales assistant could use the same tablet to complete the transaction in no time.Directing Customers to Locate Goods Retailers have to employ staff to assist customers with all that is present in the store. Supermarkets are flooded with products and searching for specific product is not an easy task. This means that customers will have to spend much of their time in the supermarket to search for products they need.However, IoT can help save the time of customers as well as retail owners to save money by hiring extra staff. For instance, by equipping the store with sensors can assist sales person and customer to locate a specific product. Moreover, digital displays with the ability to read sensors can inform the customers about the product description, its benefits and in case of the food item, the nutritional level.In case of food items, many of them have short shelf life. IoT can prove to be helpful by ensuring that the due date is correct before delivering it to the customer.Ecosystem Opportunities Most of the home improvement, general merchandise, and electronics retailers are opting for home automation or smart home sections in their store. Not only IoT is needed by enterprises, but open the opportunities for general consumer as well.Retailers are already availing this opportunity to be players in the ecosystem with service support, sales support and automated orders generated by IoT sensors in consumers’ homes. For instance, Amazon is currently working on the order method of choice for anything you might ask Alexa.Conclusion In this technological era, retailers need to understand the importance of implementing the IoT to stay ahead of the competition, grow revenue and build customers base. However, if you are not well versed in the technology, many IoT Solution providers will help you devise the strategy, plan it and deploy it. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#good#Internet of Things#iot solutions#merchant#o2o#Offline#retail#retailers Follow the Puck Ray Parker Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

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a month agoTottenham boss Pochettino: This not the best squad I’ve had

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino: This not the best squad I’ve hadby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has had a dig at his players.After two transfer windows without signing a single player, Spurs returned to business this summer and secured the services of Ryan Sessegnon, Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndomele and Jack Clarke.And although only a handful of key players left, with Kieran Trippier and Fernando Llorente moving on, Pochettino remains unsure just how good the side can be.”We will see at the end of the season. At the moment I don’t believe this is the best squad,” Pochettino said.”But I think if you only see the results, playing in the final of the Champions League, it’s easy to say the better squad was last season’s squad because we got to the final.”We will see if we can repeat, or if we win some trophy maybe we can talk about this being the best squad.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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The Only 10 Teams That Can Win The 2016 NCAA Tournament

first_imgCollege Spun's NCAA tournament bracket.college spun bracketOn Sunday night, the 68-team NCAA Tournament field will officially be revealed, and fans of each of those programs will begin to map out how they will take home the title, no matter how realistic it may be. While it is always fun to see a Cinderella squad make a run, the group of teams that can realistically win six straight games and take home the title is pretty limited.The 2015-16 college basketball season has been pretty crazy, with a handful of teams hitting No. 1 in the polls. However, as we get into the conference tournaments, an upper tier of teams has started to set itself apart from the pack. Upsets happen, and anything can occur in March, but in all likelihood your next national champion will come from one of these 10 schools.Next: Duke >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11last_img read more

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Matthew McConaughey named professor at University of Texas

first_imgLos Angeles: The University of Texas at Austin has appointed Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey as a professor of practice in the Department of Radio-Television-Film. The 49-year-old actor will continue to teach the “Advanced Producing: Script to Screen” class at the Moody College of Communication he helped develop three years ago. The official Twitter page of the Moody College of Communication shared the update on Wednesday. “In recognition of his professional pedigree and personal investment in student success, Matthew McConaughey has been appointed a #TEXASMoody professor of practice. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka “@McConaughey will continue to teach the #UTScriptoScreen class in @UTRTF,” the tweet read. The account also shared the Oscar winner’s photograph with a class of students and faculty. In a statement acquired by Complex, McConaughey, said he wished he would have had a chance to attend such a class when he was in film school. “Working in the classroom with these students gives me a chance to prepare them. Making movies, turning words on paper into film, is both a science and art – no matter the time or generation. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna “The elements of truth and genuine joy for the process are timeless. That will always be our classroom focus,” the actor said. The title will take effect starting from the late 2019 term. He was previously a visiting instructor at the school. McConaughey graduated from UT Austin with a film degree in 1993. It was the same year, when he broke out with “Dazed and Confused”. Navigating his way in Hollywood, most of his films in the 2000s were rom-coms like “The Wedding Planner”, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days”, and “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past”. Then came 2014, when he won his first Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Ron Woodroof, a cowboy diagnosed with AIDS, in “Dallas Buyers Club”.last_img read more

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Softwood lumber Canada takes its complaint to the World Trade Organization

first_imgWASHINGTON – Canada is taking its softwood lumber case to the World Trade Organization, setting in motion a potentially years-long fight against the United States before the international commercial body.The Canadian government announced Tuesday that it requested WTO consultations over American lumber duties, an initial step in eventually establishing a panel for litigating the dispute.A similar battle dragged on for four years at the WTO in the last instalment of the Canada-U.S. softwood dispute, before a temporary agreement in 2006 put the on-again, off-again issue to rest for a decade.It re-erupted this year when the U.S. imposed a series of penalties, arguing that Canada unfairly subsidizes its lumber companies through cheap access to public land. In a letter to a U.S. representative at the WTO on Tuesday, the Canadian government criticized those duties, arguing they were based on bad data and flawed methodology.“The U.S. … decision to impose punitive anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber producers is unfair, unwarranted and deeply troubling,” the Canadian government said in a statement.“We will forcefully defend Canada’s softwood lumber industry.”Canada is also fighting the case through NAFTA’s dispute-resolution system. The lumber fight has added a complex new wrinkle to the ongoing NAFTA negotiations, as the U.S. is simultaneously asking to kill the NAFTA panel system that handles softwood cases.Canadian softwood lumber exports to the U.S. are down about six per cent this year compared with last year, according to federal data analyzed by CIBC.The bank analysts say the biggest loser by far has been B.C. — its exports to the U.S. have dropped 20 per cent, partly due to forest fires. New Brunswick exports have dipped slightly. In Ontario and Quebec, exports have actually increased.But the biggest gains this year have gone to Germany, followed by Austria, Sweden, Romania and Russia. With duties on Canadian lumber and a hot U.S. construction market, CIBC calculates German softwood exports to the U.S. have surged more than 600 per cent this year. Germany alone has filled about half the void left by declining Canadian exports to the U.S.That issue of foreign lumber was one of the major outstanding impediments to a softwood deal.Canada agreed to a limit on exports under the deal, but insisted on a right to surpass that limit in the event of a hot American market, like the current one — so that the rising demand might be filled by Canadians, not Europeans and South Americans.U.S. industry shot down the proposal. Its support is critical. Any deal between the national governments requires industry approval, because the agreement would require that U.S. companies sign away their right to sue for duties.Canadian officials have expressed fear the U.S. industry might seek to repeat tactics of the past: Allow the fight to drag on for years, so duties on Canadian imports push up the domestic price of lumber.last_img read more

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