Catalina Island Summer Camp is a Kid’s Dream Come True

first_img Top of the News 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News 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. 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SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News More Cool Stuff Cover Story Catalina Island Summer Camp is a Kid’s Dream Come True From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, May 8, 2015 | 3:59 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Catalina Island summer camp is a magical experience full of adventure and excitement. The opportunities that the MSA shipboard program offers are unlike any other in the southwest. Campers get the chance to live aboard a 112-foot marine research vessel, The Wilderness Explorer, and conduct actual marine biology field science while exploring the various coves of Santa Catalina Island.Recreational activities include everything from snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking to games, lounging on the beaches of beautiful remote coves, and star gazing in the beautiful night sky far away from the city lights of Los Angeles.The accommodations aboard the ship are very comfortable, making for a nice personal space during the night. Each stateroom has it’s own private bathroom, offering more privacy than most vessels this size. The general use areas are spacious and very accommodating. With plenty of deck space, and a multi purpose area that quickly becomes our dining hall during meals. We will be enjoying professionally catered food during our incredible week at sea.From the moment each student arrives at camp they are encouraged to ‘dream big’, ‘persevere’ and ‘break your fears’. The MSA camp staff is passionate about working with empowering youth and making world changers every week with each child that comes out. More often than not, campers return from their week aboard The Wilderness Explorer with expanded horizons, reinvigorated dreams and goals for their future, and a deep sense of self worth and confidence.When asked what they were most looking forward to about Catalina Island summer camp 2015, long time staff member Miranda Prado told us “I am looking forward to another beautiful season with MSA. I love being apart of the MSA team because I know we make a difference in the lives of many, and I am so honored to be apart of this movement of world changers”. This is the sort of passion that the MSA program sparks in the hearts of all whom attend.The participants quickly recognize that they are somewhere that they are safe and free, able to experiment and develop new traits and skills. They can push themselves to overcome certain fears, inhibitions and limitations, continually hitting new levels of competence and high self-esteem.The camp environment is a safe place to allow the natural strengths and talents of each child to grow. Although only one hour across the channel, Catalina Island feels so isolated and remote, like a whole new world. This element of mystery allows the students minds to be free to imagine and visualize, perceiving a whole new paradigm of possibilities for their future.As each child becomes more competent in their skills, and confident in themselves, they quickly see their social lives improve. They are able to meet new friends, make a best friend, cheer for each other during activities, and build a bond that can, and often does, last for years.Coming to camp enriches the lives of each child that participates. The challenges in each event require encouragement from the whole camp, which must work as a team to complete the activity. The overall self image and morale of every camper is uplifted.We invite you to come join us this summer for another adventure of a lifetime! Find out more about our program here!Mountan and Sea Adventures, (310) 519-3172 ext. 9-80, [email protected] or visit mountainandsea.org. Make a comment HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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474 new Covid 19 cases, 36 in Donegal

first_imgKerry<5119.028 Tipperary2219152.3243 Carlow<5493.153 Ireland474426124.65,935 Kildare3941218.9487 Laois<5481.569 Waterford<5657.767 Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Sligo<5258.038 the 7-day incidence rate is 63.55 Day Moving average 426 The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of COVID-19 in the community including daily data on Ireland’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.* Validation of data at the HPSC has resulted in the denotification of 5 confirmed cases. The figure of 248,326 confirmed cases reflects this. As of 8am today, 155 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 44 are in ICU. 14 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours.As of April 27 2021, 1,452,434 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ireland: Dublin167156175.62,366 Twitter Facebook Clare<5340.448 Pinterest Twitter Offaly88175.7137 Kilkenny<5124.224 Cavan88105.080 Google+ 474 new Covid 19 cases, 36 in Donegal WhatsApp Limerick1918122.6239 Louth67112.5145 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th **County data should be considered provisional as the national Computerised Infectious Disease Reporting System (CIDR) is a dynamic system and case details are continually being validated and updated. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Galway281786.8224 Leitrim84146.747 Facebook Roscommon8374.448 Mayo8569.791 Longford93163.967 Google+ Cork372347.5258 ~The 5-day moving average of the number of new cases provides an appropriate indicator of current daily case numbers within a county. It takes account of any validation of cases for previous days and smooths out daily/weekend fluctuations in case numbers. Wexford<5128.743 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Westmeath1916189.3168 Meath2923163.6319 1,041,284 people have received their first dose411,150 people have received their second dose Wicklow<5985.0121 Donegal3639295.9471 Monaghan6688.054 Pinterest CountyToday's cases (to midnight 28Apr2021)5 day moving average (to midnight 28Apr2021)14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population (15Apr2021 to 28Apr2021)New Cases during last 14 days (15Apr2021 to 28Apr2021) Previous articleHiggins wants good week to continue in DublinNext articlePremier Division Preview with Anthony Gorman News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Today’s cases, 5-day moving average of new cases, 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population and new cases in last 14 days (as of midnight 28 April 2021) (incidence rate based on Census 2016 county population) WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford 474 new cases of Covid 19 have been confirmed in the Republic today, with three additional Covid related deaths reported.There were 36 new cases in Donegal, which has a 14 day incidence rate of 295.9 cases per 100,000 people, compared to a national figure of 124.6. Donegal once again has the highest incidence rate in the country.95 new cases have been confirmed north of the border, with no additional Covid related deaths.Statement from the National Public Health Emergency TeamThe Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 3 additional deaths related to COVID-19.There has been a total of 4,899 COVID-19 related deaths in Ireland.As of midnight, Wednesday 28th April, the HPSC has been notified of 474 confirmed cases of COVID-19. There is now a total of 248,326* confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.Of the cases notified today:239 are men / 232 are women71% are under 45 years of ageThe median age is 32 years old167 in Dublin, 39 in Kildare, 37 in Cork, 36 in Donegal, 29 in Meath and the remaining 166 cases are spread across all other counties**. By News Highland - April 29, 2021 last_img read more

Watch Trey Anastasio Playing With Street Musicians In San Francisco

first_imgWith one day off between runs at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA and the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA, Phish made their way to the Bay Area and got themselves re-acquainted with the Golden Gate City. It seems that guitarist Trey Anastasio had an opportunity to visit with some local musicians, performing on the street with some buskers in what is presumably the city’s famed Chinatown district. The presumption comes not only from the Chinese characters on the sign, but also the banjo-like instrument that Anastasio is playing.Watch the short clip of Anastasio and the street musicians below, courtesy of Phish From The Road.last_img read more

CUNA mobilizes grassroots Action Alert to support Senate data breach bill

first_imgCUNA is alerting its national grassroots action network, strongly urging credit union employees, volunteers and members to contact their senators to express support for the Data Security Act of 2015 (S. 961).CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle calls the bill the best attempt so far at legislation to stop merchant data breaches.S. 961 would strengthen merchant data security standards to be comparable with those of credit unions and mandate a federal notification requirement for merchants when breaches occur.The bill also provides a floor for data security standards nationwide and also includes the important provision to exclude financial institutions from the requirements as they are already subject to rigorous standards under the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act. It was introduced April 15 by Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Solochek: Media’s coverage less than ‘Super’

first_imgTwo Sundays ago, the NFL had its penultimate games which decided who was going to play in the Super Bowl.Since the NFC and AFC Championship games have ended, there has been non-stop reporting from Pittsburgh, Phoenix and Tampa, which is the home of the big game. During the major networks’ coverage, pundits have discussed the experience of the Steelers, the inexperience of the Cardinals, Larry Fitzgerald and his father covering the game, the comeback of Kurt Warner, Pittsburgh returning to the Super Bowl, the supposed battle between Cardinals receiver Anquan Bouldin and offensive coordinator Todd Haley, and the status of Hines Ward’s knee.Sadly, all of these stories came out three days after the game and nothing new has been discussed since.Sure, it is cool that Larry Fitzgerald’s dad will be in the press box in Tampa Bay covering the game for the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, but does every show related to football on ESPN need to get all their talking heads to comment on it? Does ESPN columnist Rick Reilly need to write a column about it a week after the story broke?The fact these stories are being repeated day in and day out shows how dominant professional football is among the four major sports. The ability the networks have to tell me five times a day Ward will be wearing a knee brace for the game without losing viewership is unbelievable.Our obsession with the Super Bowl and all of the storylines it entails is most obvious in the coverage of Super Bowl Media Day and the schedule sports networks have before the game. A few days ago, journalists from almost every major news outlet in the country gathered at Raymond James Stadium to see Ward discuss his knee (again), ask Arizona head coach Ken Whisenhunt about the relationship between receiver Anquan Bouldin and offensive coordinator Haley (again) and talk to Warner about returning to the Super Bowl (again).Of course, none of them said anything new. Ward said he would play, Whisenhunt said everything was fine and Warner was happy to be returning to the Super Bowl after his two trips with the St. Louis Rams during the 1999 and 2000 seasons.Even when we thought we got our fill of these stories for the last two weeks, we can get a recap of all of them starting around 7 a.m. central time, you can start watching the coverage of the game on ESPN and continue throughout the day leading up to the game on ESPNews. That would be about 11 hours straight of Super Bowl coverage, which brings up how much they could possibly talk about for a whole day.Almost a half a day of Chris Berman is even too intense for the most hardcore sports fan. Sure, the first few hours will be enjoyable, but after the 18th “he could go all the way,” my head would surely explode.So, what should the networks do instead of constant coverage of the big game? What about concentrating on other sports?Without knowing it, former Indiana head coach Kelvin Sampson is appealing the NCAA’s rulings on allegations that he performed illegal recruiting practices during his tenure in Bloomington. Also, Marquette has quietly climbed to the top of the Big East, the toughest conference in the country, unbeknownst to anybody.During the week between the conference championship games, the networks should let us go through football detox instead of letting us binge on every story they can come up with about the game as fast as they can. Give us some news about the NBA, college basketball or even hockey.If the networks held out until Media Day, getting news from the NFL would be appreciated by every fan who was going through withdrawal. Information about Ward’s knee or the story about Fitzgerald’s dad would be welcomed and would be more interesting if the networks waited a week or held stories back until closer to the game.So, those of you who enjoy the 24-7 coverage of the game, enjoy. Hopefully you won’t get bored or suffer the usual letdown during the game (not including last year’s Super Bowl).And if you get bored, you can always discuss the brace on Hine Ward’s knee.Ben is a senior majoring in journalism and history. Sick of the Super Bowl coverage, too? E-mail him at [email protected]last_img read more

FB : Miami Central linebacker Hodge commits to SU

first_imgSyracuse received a verbal commitment from Miami Central High School linebacker Marqez Hodge on Wednesday, according to Scout.com.The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Hodge turned down offers from Minnesota, Marshall and Western Kentucky before deciding to commit to Syracuse, according to Scout.com. He recorded 47 tackles, one sack and a forced fumble as a junior, but did not have a rating on Scout.com or Rivals.com.Hodge becomes the fifth member of SU’s class of 2013, joining quarterbacks Austin Wilson and Zach Allen, tight end Tyler Provo and defensive tackle Wayne Williams. Hodge is also the second commit from Florida, with Provo coming out of American Heritage School in Delray Beach, Fla.With the addition of Hodge, Miami Central is well represented on Syracuse’s roster. Safety Durell Eskridge and linebacker Oliver Vigille, who will both be sophomores this season, are products of the school.The SU coaching staff has also reportedly extended an offer to Hodge’s former teammate and current Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School linebacker Devante Duclos. But according to Scout.com, he has not committed to SU yet.AdvertisementThis is placeholder [email protected] Published on June 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more